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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Benjamin B. Downing Served 2007 - 2016 Democrat - Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

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  Benjamin.Downing@masenate.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 413F
Boston, MA, 02133
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617-722-1625
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Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
S.28  SD.202 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 28) of Gale D. Candaras, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Cory Atkins, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve quality in early education and care by family child care providers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.105  SD.192 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 105) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Christine E. Canavan, Gale D. Candaras, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court to reduce unwanted communication from creditors to protect the peace and privacy of residents. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.112  HD.805 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 112) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to the use of credit cards at gasoline stations. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.150  SD.339 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 150) of Stephen M. Brewer, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas P. Conroy, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to an independent analysis of expanding gaming in the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies].
S.175  SD.8 By Mr. Baddour, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 175) of Steven A. Baddour, Benjamin B. Downing, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael J. Rodrigues and others for legislation to require instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defribrillators for high school graduation. Education.
S.180  SD.350 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 180) of Stephen M. Brewer, Bruce E. Tarr, Garrett J. Bradley, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to out of state price authorization for chapter 766 students. Education.
H.341  HD.966 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 341) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to Medicaid payments to critical access hospitals. Health Care Financing.
S.350  SD.522 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 350) of James B. Eldridge, Frank I. Smizik, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.352  SD.525 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 352) of Wolf, Story, Harrington and other members of the General Court for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.409  SD.389 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 409) of Harriette L. Chandler, Stephen M. Brewer, Bruce E. Tarr, John W. Scibak and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial services contracts for dental benefits corporations. Financial Services.
S.461  SD.754 An Act banning the use of certain socio-economic factors for insurance underwriting and rating of motor vehicle liability insurance.
S.476  SD.1437 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 476) of Steven A. Tolman, Benjamin B. Downing, Michael J. Rodrigues, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to auto body labor rates. Financial Services.
S.501  SD.1207 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 501) of James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis, Kay Khan, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish Medicare for all in Massachusetts. Health Care Financing.
H.502  HD.658 By Messrs. Sciortino of Medford and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 502) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes. The Judiciary.
S.541  SD.1840 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 541) of Richard T. Moore, Geraldo Alicea, Benjamin B. Downing and James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to strengthening the DoN Program. Health Care Financing.
S.548  SD.1165 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 548) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Karen E. Spilka, Benjamin B. Downing, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to manufacturer rebates and discount programs. Health Care Financing.
S.570  SD.121 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 570) of Michael R. Knapik, Gale D. Candaras, Benjamin B. Downing, Peter V. Kocot and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the University of Massachusetts Board of Trustees. Higher Education.
S.614  SD.917 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 614) of Marc R. Pacheco, Katherine M. Clark, Frederick E. Berry, John W. Scibak and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to manufactured housing communities. Housing.
S.629  SD.36 By Mr. Baddour, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 629) of Steven A. Baddour, Stephen M. Brewer, Benjamin B. Downing, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to combat economic crimes. The Judiciary.
S.720  SD.909 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 720) of Cynthia S. Creem and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to the profits from crime. The Judiciary.
S.772  SD.1488 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 772) of James B. Eldridge, Daniel A. Wolf, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court memoralizing the Congress of the United States to restore free speech. The Judiciary.
H.870  HD.521 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 870) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to restrict callers from using certain automatic dialing devices for sending information to subscribers of telephone services. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.898  SD.1160 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 898) of James E. Timilty, Benjamin B. Downing, Stephen R. Canessa, Shaunna O'Connell and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote public safety through the equitable allocation of funding for prosecutors and public defenders in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
S.914  SD.351 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 914) of Stephen M. Brewer, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Ellen Story, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect call/volunteer firefighters from dismissal. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.997  SD.1428 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 997) of Steven A. Tolman and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to provide for the study of access to methadone medicated assistance among Masshealth clients. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1004  HD.1264 By Ms. Jennifer Benson of Lunenburg, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1004) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to regulate solar specialty contractors. Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.1019  SD.574 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1019) of James B. Eldridge, Stephen Kulik, Paul J. Donato, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to comprehensive land use reform and partnership. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1069  SD.263 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1069) of Stephen M. Brewer, Anthony W. Petruccelli, Jeffrey Sánchez, James Arciero and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to surgical technology [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1187  SD.296 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1187) of Stephen M. Brewer, Michael R. Knapik, Anne M. Gobi, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to include call/volunteer firefighters on the fire service commission. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1188  SD.297 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1188) of Stephen M. Brewer, Michael R. Knapik, Benjamin D. Downing, Ellen Story and other members of the General Court for legislation to include call/volunteer firefighters on the massachusetts fire training council [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1206  SD.742 By Mr. DiDomenico, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1206) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Frederick E. Berry, Sean Garballey, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the public health through workplace safety for social workers [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1427  SD.831 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1427) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Linda Dorcena Forry, Denise Andrews, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the community development partnership program. Revenue.
H.1497  HD.1189 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1497) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to regulate the license, transfer, use, or sale of prescriber-identifiable data only for commercial purposes by pharmacies. Public Health.
S.1523  SD.1283 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1523) of Karen E. Spilka, Michael J. Rodrigues and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to strengthen tax administration and promote taxpayer fairness . Revenue.
S.1575  SD.1182 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1575) of Jason M. Lewis, William N. Brownsberger, Sal N. DiDomenico, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance access to electronic public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1576  SD.1183 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1576) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jason M. Lewis, William N. Brownsberger, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve access to public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1725  SD.294 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1725) of Stephen M. Brewer, Michael J. Rodrigues, Stephen Kulik, Benjamin B. Downing and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to permist for overweight vehicles. Transportation.
S.1841  SD.82 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1841) of Wolf, Welch, Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
H.1923  HD.2606 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1923) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to pricing for certain private school programs. Education.
H.1995  HD.2523 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1995) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to the distribution of raw milk. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.2124  SD.2160 By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12 and Senate Rule 20) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2124) of Richard T. Moore, Kenneth J. Donnelly, John Hart, Jr., Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to reduction of property tax liability for veterans. Revenue.
S.2198  SD.2186 By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2198) of Richard T. Moore, Benjamin B. Downing, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote American manufacturing. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3359  HD.1587 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3359) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to determining caseloads and funding for prosecutors and public defenders. The Judiciary.
H.3448  HD.3752 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3448) of William "Smitty" Pignatelli and Benjamin Downing (by vote of the town) relative to group insurance in the town of Great Barrington. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3450  HD.3751 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3450) of William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that the positions of fire chief and deputy fire chief in the town of Great Barrington be exempt from provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3741  HD.4074 By Ms. Cariddi of North Adams, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3741) of Gailanne M. Cariddi and Benjamin B. Downing (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to validating the acts and proceedings of the preliminary mayoral election in the city of North Adams. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3748  HD.4049 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to authorize the board of commissioners of the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority to offer a limited early retirement incentive program for employees of said authority. Public Service.
H.3858  HD.4133 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William M. Straus and others for legislation to prohibit commercial solicitation to mobile electronic devices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3890  HD.4144 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to create stabilization funds for special education costs. Municipalities and Regional Government.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.