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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

Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
S.92  SD.311 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 92) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to protect consumers during a state of emergency. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.231  SD.323 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 231) of Benjamin B. Downing, Sal N. DiDomenico, Thomas M. McGee, John J. Lawn, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to require all coaches to have cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification . Education.
S.232  SD.1263 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 232) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to enhance school district transportation safety. Education.
H.311  HD.3318 By Representative Cabral of New Bedford and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 311) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Benjamin B. Downing and others for legislation to promote transformative development in gateway cities. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.355  SD.1105 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 355) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to eliminate stage II vapor recovery systems. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.435  SD.719 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 435) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to the licensure of insurance adjusters in the Commonwealth. Financial Services.
S.436  SD.1110 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 436) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to collection of health care co-insurance and deductibles. Financial Services.
S.512  SD.312 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 512) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to Commonwealth Care eligibility. Health Care Financing.
S.513  SD.315 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 513) of Benjamin B. Downing, Michael R. Knapik, Sean Garballey, Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation relative to student health insurance. Health Care Financing.
S.579  SD.317 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 579) of Benjamin B. Downing and Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to student records coordination across public higher education institutions. Higher Education.
S.724  SD.319 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 724) of Benjamin B. Downing, James E. Timilty and William Smitty Pignatelli for legislation relative to heroin trafficking. The Judiciary.
S.857  SD.1297 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 857) of Benjamin B. Downing and Daniel A. Wolf for legislation relative to wage enforcement statutes of limitations. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.907  SD.1265 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 907) of Benjamin B. Downing, John F. Keenan and William Smitty Pignatelli for legislation relative to the use of buprenorphine in opioid dependence treatment. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.936  SD.361 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 936) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to promote cost savings and transparency in local government. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.937  SD.363 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 937) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to promote transparency in local government. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1007  SD.322 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1007) of Benjamin B. Downing, Paul W. Mark, William Smitty Pignatelli and Gailanne M. Cariddi for legislation relative to volunteer ambulance service. Public Health.
S.1008  SD.1108 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1008) of Benjamin B. Downing, Sal N. DiDomenico, John J. Lawn, Jr., William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to screenings for congenital heart defects for newborns. Public Health.
S.1224  SD.325 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1224) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to further regulate the appointment of police officers. Public Service.
S.1225  SD.1585 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1225) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to public investment in fossil fuels. Public Service.
S.1327  SD.320 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1327) of Benjamin B. Downing and Barry R. Finegold for legislation to encourage the development of new business in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1328  SD.321 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1328) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to create a regional assessors implementation grant program. Revenue.
S.1329  SD.1426 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1329) of Benjamin B. Downing, Patricia D. Jehlen and James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to the equitable taxation of solar and wind powered systems. Revenue.
S.1577  SD.326 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1577) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to regulate the sale of telephone transmission lines. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1578  SD.327 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1578) of Benjamin B. Downing and William Smitty Pignatelli for legislation relative to service quality standards for telephone and telegraph companies. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1579  SD.1174 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1579) of Benjamin B. Downing, William N. Brownsberger, Martha M. Walz, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation to further promote electric vehicles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1580  SD.1219 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1580) of Benjamin B. Downing and Cynthia S. Creem for legislation relative to natural gas leaks. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1581  SD.1239 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1581) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to the ownership of electric meters. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1582  SD.1244 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1582) of Benjamin B. Downing and William Smitty Pignatelli for legislation relative to net metering. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1583  SD.1503 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1583) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to renewable energy portfolio standards. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1656  SD.324 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1656) of Benjamin B. Downing and Paul W. Mark for legislation to amend the state highway route 116 scenic byway. Transportation.
S.1657  SD.1107 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1657) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to license renewal fees for Massachusetts veterans. Transportation.
S.1751  SD.318 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1751) of Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to reimburse Chester Gorski. Senate Ways and Means .
S.1755  SD.1791 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1755) of Benjamin B. Downing and William Smitty Pignatelli (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for the establishment and administration of rent regulations and the control of evictions in mobile home accommodations in the town of West Stockbridge. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1789  SD.1832 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1789) of Benjamin B. Downing and Paul W. Mark ( by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Heath to continue the employment of Margo Ann Newton as police chief. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1803  SD.1849 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1803) of Benjamin B. Downing, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Paul W. Mark (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to revise the charter for the city of Pittsfield. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1807  SD.1850 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1807) of Benjamin B. Downing and Gailanne M. Cariddi (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Adams to grant an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1867  Senate, September 19, 2013 - New draft (Senator Downing) to Senate bill authorizing the town of Adams to grant an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises, (Senate, No. 1849).
S.1926  Senate, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - Substituted as a new draft (Senator Downing) for the Senate bill regulating the use of buprenorphine in opioid dependence treatment, (Senate, No. 1926).
S.2020  SD.2003 By Mr. Downing, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Benjamin B. Downing and Stephen Kulik for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Broadband Institute. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.2051  SD.2023 By Mr. Downing, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Benjamin B. Downing and Stephen Kulik (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Chesterfield to continue the employment of Police Chief Gary Wickland. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2062  SD.2007 By Mr. Downing, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Benjamin B. Downing, Paul W. Mark and Tricia Farley-Bouvier for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Maria Elaskar-Stack, an employee of the Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
S.2089  SD.2052 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2089) of Benjamin B. Downing and Gailanne M. Cariddi (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the financial condition of the city of North Adams. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2291  SD.2111 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2291) of Benjamin B. Downing and Gailanne M. Cariddi (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the conveyance of certain state land in the town of Adams. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2302  SD.2093 By Mr. Downing, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Benjamin B. Downing and William Smitty Pignatelli relative to a vote in the Berkshire Hills Regional School District. Election Laws.
H.2949  HD.807 By Representative Kaufman of Lexington and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2949) of Jay R. Kaufman and Benjamin B. Downing relative to the rights of public agencies receiving street lighting services in cities and towns. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3495  HD.3673 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3495) of Stephen Kulik and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for recall elections in the town of Middlefield. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3574  HD.3751 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Downing, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen Kulik and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that the town of Worthington be authorized to withdraw from the Gateway Regional School District. Education. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3619  HD.3808 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Downing, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen Kulik, Benjamin B. Downing and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council of the city of Northampton and by vote of the town of Williamsburg) that the town of Williamsburg may acquire a perpetual easement to be held jointly with the city of Northampton for the purposes of a multi-use recreation trail. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3660  HD.3860 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Downing, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen Kulik and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Katherine Swearingen, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services. Public Service.
H.3876  HD.4067 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3876) of Stephen Kulik and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that Robert Baker be authorized to serve on the fire department and that Ronald Hawkes be authorized to serve on the fire and police departments of the town of Conway. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4064  HD.4198 By Representative Mark of Peru and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4064) of Paul W. Mark and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for recall elections in the town Hinsdale. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4117  HD.4277 By Representative Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Senator Downing, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Thomas D. Tierney, an employee of the highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Public Service.
H.4170  HD.4263 By Representative Pignatelli of Lenox and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4170) of William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that the board of selectmen of the town of Blandford be authorized to appoint the collector of taxes for said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4171  HD.4264 By Representative Pignatelli of Lenox and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4171) of William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that the board of selectmen of the town of Blandford be authorized to appoint the town treasurer for said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4192  HD.4315 By Representative Pignatelli of Lenox and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4192) of William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) relative to the board of selectmen-town manager form of government in the town of Great Barrington. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4195  HD.4326 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4195) of Stephen Kulik and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that the town of Conway be authorized to continue the employment of police officer David Johnson. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
S.938  SD.1140 By Mr. Downing (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 938) of Patricia Baker for legislation relative to the certification of assessors. Municipalities and Regional Government. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.