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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.12  SD.1 By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 12) of Therese Murray, Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee and early voting. Election Laws.
S.97  SD.1118 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 97) of James B. Eldridge, Benjamin B. Downing, Mary S. Keefe, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.106  SD.1004 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 106) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Sal N. DiDomenico, Jason M. Lewis, Benjamin Swan and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce unwanted communication from creditors to protect the peace and privacy of residents. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.177  SD.975 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 177) of Brian A. Joyce, Benjamin B. Downing, Daniel A. Wolf, Frank I. Smizik and other members of the General Court for legislation to fuel job creation through energy efficiency . Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.207  SD.1419 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 207) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine M. Clark, Barry R. Finegold, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to revive the Foundation Budget Review Commission. Education.
H.266  HD.1392 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 266) of Sarah K. Peake, Benjamin B. Downing and Cory Atkins relative to time share resale and transfer service providers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.267  HD.999 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 267) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.314  SD.1139 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 314) of Cynthia S. Creem, Kenneth I. Gordon, Kay Khan, Jonathan Hecht and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish election day registration. Election Laws.
H.321  HD.304 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Rosenberg, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 321) of Sarah K. Peake, Stanley C. Rosenberg and others relative to coordinating the availability of transit services to employees of existing and expanding businesses by the Massachusetts Office of Business Development. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.321  SD.1082 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 321) of James B. Eldridge, Cory Atkins, William N. Brownsberger, Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the General Court for legislation to disclose political spending. Election Laws.
S.357  SD.961 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 357) of James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Jason M. Lewis, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.361  SD.1605 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 361) of James B. Eldridge, Martha M. Walz, Michael Barrett, Mary S. Keefe and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.381  SD.1226 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 381) of Michael O. Moore, James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Thomas M. Stanley and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the enforcement of illegal hunting practices. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.415  HD.43 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 415) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities. Education.
S.497  SD.896 By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 497) of James T. Welch, Michael J. Rodrigues, Michael J. Finn, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform labor rates paid by insurance companies to auto repairers in the Commonwealth. Financial Services.
S.515  SD.1059 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 515) of James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis, Martha M. Walz, William Smitty Pignatelli and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish Medicare for all in Massachusetts. Health Care Financing.
S.554  SD.1499 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 554) of Richard T. Moore, Kay Khan, Anne M. Gobi, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect health care reform funding. Health Care Financing.
S.585  SD.189 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 585) of Michael O. Moore, Tom Sannicandro, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission on the funding needs for quality public higher education. Higher Education.
S.610  SD.304 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 610) of Attorney General Martha Coakley, Marc R. Pacheco, Patricia A. Haddad, Benjamin B. Downing and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to manufactured housing communities. Housing.
S.643  SD.568 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 643) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Benjamin B. Downing, Cynthia S. Creem, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity. The Judiciary.
H.674  HD.1829 By Ms. Cariddi of North Adams, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 674) of Gailanne M. Cariddi and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to the feeding of wildlife. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.703  SD.1229 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 703) of Cynthia S. Creem and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation relative to the profits from crime. The Judiciary.
S.741  SD.1690 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 741) of Robert L. Hedlund, Thomas M. Stanley, Martha M. Walz, John P. Fresolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent animal cruelty. The Judiciary.
H.756  HD.3259 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 756) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to the Endangered Species Act. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.782  HD.385 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 782) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to exempt the personal use of milk and raw milk products by owners of cows and goats from certain laws governing the use of said products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.796  SD.362 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 796) of Karen E. Spilka, Martha M. Walz, William N. Brownsberger, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
S.858  SD.782 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 858) of James B. Eldridge, Benjamin B. Downing, Marc R. Pacheco, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish uniform wage compliance and recordkeeping. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.878  SD.752 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Marc R. Pacheco, Daniel A. Wolf, Michael D. Brady, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the minimum wage. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.882  SD.488 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 882) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Katherine M. Clark, Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a domestic workers bill of rights. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.908  SD.777 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 908) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, William N. Brownsberger, Michael J. Rodrigues, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide services to adults with developmental disabilities. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.992  SD.103 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 992) of Harriette L. Chandler, John W. Scibak, Karen E. Spilka, Mark C. Montigny and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to adult dental restoration. Public Health.
S.1042  SD.716 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of Michael R. Knapik, Benjamin B. Downing, Richard J. Ross, James M. Murphy and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow out-of-state physicians to order home care in the Commonwealth. Public Health.
H.1127  HD.3170 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1127) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to provide financing for the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents. Housing.
S.1480  SD.628 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1480) of James B. Eldridge, Sheila C. Harrington, Jason M. Lewis, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance access to electronic public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1481  SD.629 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1481) of James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis, James Arciero, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve access to public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1588  SD.522 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1588) of Cynthia S. Creem, Benjamin B. Downing, Daniel A. Wolf, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to update the bottle bill . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1589  HD.1172 By Messrs. Rushing of Boston and Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1589) of Byron Rushing, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations. The Judiciary.
S.1630  SD.461 By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1630) of Stanley C. Rosenberg, Benjamin B. Downing, Gale D. Candaras, Garrett J. Bradley and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the protection of the commercial value of artists, entertainers, and other notable personalities. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
S.1635  SD.969 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1635) of Stephen M. Brewer, Stephen Kulik, Todd M. Smola, Benjamin B. Downing and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote environmentally sound transportation of agricultural products. Transportation.
S.1854  SD.1865 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Brian M. Ashe, Bruce J. Ayers, Jay F. Barrows and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. Transportation.
H.1862  HD.680 By Messrs. Lewis of Winchester and Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1862) of Jason M. Lewis, Cleon H. Turner and others for legislation to enhance municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1880  SD.1896 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James B. Eldridge, Therese Murray, Bruce E. Tarr, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the Senate for legislation to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.1886  SD.1892 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Gailanne M. Cariddi, Paul McMurtry, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate central service technicians. Public Health.
S.1965  SD.1945 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John F. Keenan, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Elizabeth A. Malia, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce prescription drug tampering and abuse. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.2009  HD.986 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2009) of Kay Khan, Paul J. Donato and others relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances. Public Health.
S.2028  SD.1997 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Michael Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.2281  SD.2106 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senatre, No. 2281) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jay Livingstone, Frank I. Smizik, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote public safety and to protect access to reproductive health care facilities. The Judiciary.
H.2374  HD.1719 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2374) of Stephen Kulik, Benjamin B. Downing and Stanley C. Rosenberg relative to transferring the employees of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments to the State Employees' Retirement System. Public Service.
H.3102  HD.2561 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3102) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive registration plates for fire fighters. Transportation.
H.3119  HD.296 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Rosenberg, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3119) of Sarah K. Peake, Stanley Rosenberg and others for legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds. Transportation.
H.3572  HD.3713 By Messrs. Binienda of Worcester and Naughton of Clinton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John J. Binienda and others relative to the compensation of the chief probation officers of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.3729  HD.3890 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Benjamin B. Downing and William Smitty Pignatelli relative to taxation of real property owned by the Central Berkshire County Development Corporation. Revenue.
H.3758  HD.3924 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a commuter pass program for users of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Transportation.
H.4574  HD.4599 By Ms. Cariddi of North Adams, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Gailanne M. Cariddi and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Lanesborough as the Sergeant Gregory Aloysius Noonan Bridge. Transportation.
H.4330  HD.4324 By Mr. Mark of Peru (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to student learning time at Mohawk Trail Regional School District. Education. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.