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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Bruce E. Tarr Republican - First Essex and Middlesex

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Minority Leader
  Bruce.Tarr@masenate.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 308
Boston, MA, 02133
Phone:
(617) 722-1600
Fax:
(617) 722-1310
Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
  SD.2253 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Bruce E. Tarr, James J. Dwyer, F. Jay Barrows, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect minors from the harmful effects of marihuana. The Judiciary.
S.14  SD.1266 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 14) of Bruce Tarr, Robert Hedlund, Michael Knapik and Richard Ross for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the reform of the Executive Council. The Judiciary.
S.20  SD.675 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 20) of Bruce Tarr, Michael Knapik, Robert Hedlund and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to require a supermajority vote for the utilization of rainy day funds. Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
S.67  SD.612 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 67) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect disabled persons from financial exploitation. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.68  SD.1872 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 68) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Richard T. Moore and others for legislation to prevent the misuse of public funds. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.79  SD.638 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 79) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a tax exemption for certain small businesses [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
S.80  SD.1098 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 80) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard T. Moore for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Capital Partnership Program. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.135  SD.433 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 135) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation to reduce the furnishing or procuring of alcohol to a minor by an adult. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.136  SD.673 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 136) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard Bastien for legislation to stabilize lottery revenues to provide predictable aid to cities and towns. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.171  SD.643 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 171) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Karen E. Spilka for legislation to increase research and development in emerging industries. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.172  SD.645 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 172) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and James E. Timilty for legislation to create jobs in the Commonwealth. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.173  SD.674 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 173) of Bruce E. Tarr, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Robert L. Hedlund and Steven M. Walsh for legislation to provide for loans for waterfront development. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.239  SD.615 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 239) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation relative to charter revocation. Education.
S.240  SD.628 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 240) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to reconsider or revoke a charter. Education.
S.241  SD.631 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 241) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation relative to DESE contracts. Education.
S.242  SD.632 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 242) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to charter school application incentives. Education.
S.243  SD.633 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 243) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to meet charter criteria. Education.
S.244  SD.646 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 244) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Karen E. Spilka for legislation to promote alternative dispute resolution for students. Education.
S.245  SD.647 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 245) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to waiver charter regulations. Education.
S.246  SD.1002 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 246) of Bruce E. Tarr and Stephen L. DiNatale for legislation to establish a charter school working group. Education.
S.247  SD.1084 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 247) of Bruce E. Tarr and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to enhance the health of students. Education.
S.248  SD.1875 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 248) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to ensure school-based management. Education.
S.288  SD.652 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Jehlen, Ross, Hedlund and other members of the Senate for legislation to create a statewide assisted living facility master plan [Joint Committee on Elder Affairs].
S.289  SD.1874 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 289) of Bruce E. Tarr, Susan C. Fargo, Michael R. Knapik, Richard T. Moore and others for legislation to protect public health. Elder Affairs.
S.319  SD.449 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 319) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to remove unfair incumbent advantage from the ballot and to change enrolled to independent. Election Laws.
S.320  SD.661 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 320) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to voter identification. Election Laws.
S.321  SD.838 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 321) of Bruce E. Tarr and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to protect the privacy of tax assessors. Election Laws.
S.322  SD.851 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 322) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to independent campaign expenditures and electioneering communications. Election Laws.
S.323  SD.1073 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 323) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to campaign reporting. Election Laws.
S.324  SD.1198 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 324) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard T. Moore for legislation to establish an independent redistricting commission. Election Laws.
S.383  SD.610 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 383) of Tarr, Ross and Knapik for legislation to regulate the transporting of oil fuel [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.384  SD.611 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 384) of Ferrante, Tarr and Hedlund for legislation to provide increased sewer rate relief [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.385  SD.653 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 385) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a water resources conservation act and efficiency program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.386  SD.655 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 386) of Eldridge, Ross, Knapik and other members of the Senate for legislation to establish a water resources conservation act [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.387  SD.656 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 387) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to remove and dispose of waste oil. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.388  SD.657 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 388) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation to require local approval for low level radioactive waste sites. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.389  SD.849 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 389) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the viability and sustainability of commercial fisheries in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.390  SD.1333 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 390) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to restore the public trust for tidelands. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.468  SD.635 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 468) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to improve health care for rheumatologic patients in the Commonwealth. Financial Services.
S.469  SD.686 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 469) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to health care mandates. Financial Services.
S.553  SD.634 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 553) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation relative to durable medical equipment. Health Care Financing.
S.554  SD.636 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 554) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to mandatory prescription drug coverage. Health Care Financing.
S.555  SD.1284 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 555) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to expand managed care to all Medicaid recipients. Health Care Financing.
S.556  SD.1833 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 556) of Bruce E. Tarr and Benjamin Swan for legislation to strengthen the management of the health care connector. Health Care Financing.
S.578  SD.1006 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 578) of Bruce E. Tarr and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to develop a Northeastern Massachusetts Nursing Institute. Higher Education.
S.623  SD.435 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 623) of Tarr for legislation to streamline permitting for housing [Joint Committee on Housing].
S.624  SD.663 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 624) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation to require landlord notice of unsafe conditions. Housing.
S.625  SD.839 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 625) of Tarr for legislation to require notice and an opportunity to repair certain construction defects [Joint Committee on Housing].
H.819  HD.833 By Representative Hill of Ipswich and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 819) of Bradford Hill and Bruce E. Tarr relative to taping and broadcasting legislative committee hearings. Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
S.870  SD.613 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 870) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to provide for reciprocal service for restraining orders. The Judiciary.
S.871  SD.622 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 871) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to prevent abuse. The Judiciary.
S.872  SD.629 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 872) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation relative to CORI reform. The Judiciary.
S.873  SD.648 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 873) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to timely classification of sex offenders. The Judiciary.
S.874  SD.649 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 874) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to provide for increased penalties for persons who commit crimes against the elderly. The Judiciary.
S.875  SD.650 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 875) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to the expand the state DNA database. The Judiciary.
S.876  SD.658 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 876) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Susan C. Fargo, Michael R. Knapik and others for legislation to establish an animal abuse registry. The Judiciary.
S.877  SD.662 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 877) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to judicial recusal. The Judiciary.
S.878  SD.682 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to the appropriate use of public funds. The Judiciary.
S.879  SD.684 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 879) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to enhance the punishment for child endangerment. The Judiciary.
S.880  SD.828 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 880) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to provide for progressive penalties for the crime of motor vehicular homicide. The Judiciary.
S.881  SD.829 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 881) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote gender equity. The Judiciary.
S.882  SD.832 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 882) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to criminalize the attempted production of class B drugs. The Judiciary.
S.883  SD.929 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 883) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the Senate for legislation to promote fair employment and security in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
S.884  SD.956 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 884) of Bruce E. Tarr, Joyce A. Spiliotis, Steven L. Levy, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect children from harm. The Judiciary.
S.885  SD.996 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 885) of Bruce E. Tarr and Benjamin Swan for legislation to combat recidivist drunk driving. The Judiciary.
S.886  SD.998 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 886) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard T. Moore for legislation to increase penalties for driving without a license or registration. The Judiciary.
S.887  SD.1011 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 887) of Bruce E. Tarr and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to futher defining a bonafide coinoperated amusement machine. The Judiciary.
S.888  SD.1081 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 888) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to reduce teen smoking. The Judiciary.
S.889  SD.1186 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 889) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to record court proceedings. The Judiciary.
S.890  SD.1843 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 890) of Bruce E. Tarr, Steven L. Levy and Benjamin Swan for legislation to promote rental housing stability. The Judiciary.
S.891  SD.1845 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 891) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform the parole system and protect public safety. The Judiciary.
S.892  SD.1846 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 892) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Timilty, Katherine M. Clark, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for a special commission to study the feasibility and cost of adopting the federal parole guidelines. The Judiciary.
S.893  SD.1873 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 893) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and Benjamin Swan for legislation to protect minors from exploitation. The Judiciary.
S.963  SD.664 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 963) of Tarr for legislation to ensure fairness in the disability adjudication process [Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development].
S.964  SD.952 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 964) of Ross, Knapik and Tarr for legislation relative to employer liability protection [Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development].
S.965  SD.953 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 965) of Ross, Knapik and Tarr for legislation relative to willfull violations of the wage law [Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development].
S.966  SD.1844 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 966) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to promote increased rates of employment. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1057  SD.112 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1057) of Bruce E. Tarr and Bradford Hill (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Ipswich to grant an easement for the North Green Sidewalk. [Local Approval Received.] Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1058  SD.114 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1058) of Bruce E. Tarr and Ann-Margaret Ferrante (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish procedures for the sale and or lease of property known as Conomo Point in the town of Essex. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received]
S.1059  SD.182 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1059) of Ferrante and Tarr for legislation to amend the city of Gloucester charter [Local Approval Received] [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1060  SD.660 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1060) of Bruce E. Tarr (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the town of Wilmington from liability. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1069  HD.1662 By Ms. Stanley of West Newbury and Senator Tarr (by request), a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1069) of Harriett L. Stanley relative to regional school budgets. Education.
S.1168  SD.665 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1168) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to protect essential health services. Public Health.
S.1169  SD.666 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1169) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to further regulate hospitals. Public Health.
S.1170  SD.1091 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1170) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard T. Moore for legislation to expand the determination of need threshold. Public Health.
S.1229  SD.421 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1229) of Tarr for legislation relative to port security [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1230  SD.840 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1230) of Hunt, Ross, Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to require payment by certain prisoners of the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1231  SD.1005 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1231) of Ferrante and Tarr for legislation relative to licensing docking pilots [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1377  SD.115 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1377) of Lyons, Hill and Tarr (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Boxford to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies [Local Approval Received] [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1378  SD.659 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1378) of Nangle, Golden and Tarr for legislation to adjust the pension wages of Robert B. Noonan, a retired teacher in the Chelmsford school system [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1379  SD.993 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1379) of Tarr for legislation to establish a collective bargaining unit [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1380  SD.1102 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1380) of Gobi and Tarr for legislation to create parity in retirement pensions [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1381  SD.1326 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1381) of Swan, Knapik and Tarr for legislation to expand insurance choices for state and local employees [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1382  SD.1328 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1382) of Swan, Knapik and Tarr for legislation to control municipal health care costs and to provide access to more choices for municipal employees [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1383  SD.1329 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1383) of Levy and Tarr for legislation to increase competition in municipal health insurance [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1384  SD.1702 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1384) of DiDomenico and Tarr for legislation to relieve municipal personnel costs [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1524  SD.442 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1524) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Susan C. Fargo for legislation to provide for a tax exemption on the sale of recycled materials. Revenue.
S.1525  SD.608 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1525) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, James E. Timilty and Benjamin Swan for legislation to dedicate a portion of the stabilization fund to cities and towns. Revenue.
S.1526  SD.616 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1526) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Richard T. Moore, James E. Timilty and others for legislation to establish a commuter tax deduction. Revenue.
S.1527  SD.617 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1527) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard T. Moore for legislation to increase restaurant competitiveness. Revenue.
S.1528  SD.619 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1528) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a meals tax holiday. Revenue.
S.1529  SD.620 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1529) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to reduce the sales tax to 5%. Revenue.
S.1530  SD.621 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1530) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to extend single sales factor apportionment to all corporations. Revenue.
S.1531  SD.625 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1531) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation to extend net operating losses to financial institutions and utility corporations. Revenue.
S.1532  SD.630 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1532) of Ross, Hedlund, Knapik and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to corporate taxes [Joint Committee on Revenue].
S.1533  SD.640 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1533) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to sales of motor vehicles. Revenue.
S.1534  SD.641 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1534) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the revenues of the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1535  SD.642 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1535) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and James E. Timilty for legislation to establish a permanent annual sales tax holiday. Revenue.
S.1536  SD.644 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1536) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to expand the investment tax credit. Revenue.
S.1537  SD.667 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1537) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to create a private mortgate insurance tax deduction. Revenue.
S.1538  SD.668 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1538) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation to exempt certain medical supplies from the state sales tax. Revenue.
S.1539  SD.685 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1539) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to provide a property tax credit to surviving spouses of certain public safety personnel. Revenue.
S.1540  SD.1009 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1540) of Bruce E. Tarr and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to support our natural resources. Revenue.
S.1541  SD.1178 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1541) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Sal N. DiDomenico, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to property tax exemption for persons over the age of seventy. Revenue.
S.1542  SD.1188 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1542) of Timilty, Hedlund and Tarr for legislation to reduce the income tax [Joint Committee on Revenue].
S.1543  SD.1192 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1543) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to amend the dividend recieved deduction. Revenue.
S.1544  SD.1813 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1544) of Bruce E. Tarr, Paul Adams and Steven L. Levy for legislation to require fiscal responsibility. Revenue.
S.1545  SD.1865 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1545) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to depreciation deductions. Revenue.
S.1618  SD.184 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1618) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to establish godparent's day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1619  SD.669 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1619) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to zero-based budgeting and budget transparency. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1620  SD.670 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1620) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Barry R. Finegold for legislation to increase efficiencies in state government. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1621  SD.671 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1621) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation to reduce the use of paper and increase government efficiencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1622  SD.687 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1622) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to a worker documentation certification program. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1623  SD.932 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1623) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to competitive state contracting. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1624  SD.945 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1624) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, James B. Eldridge, Randy Hunt and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for accountability and transparency in the finances of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1626  SD.1184 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1626) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation relative to human contact with state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1627  SD.1263 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1627) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to the accountability of the governor's council. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1628  SD.1330 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1628) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard T. Moore for legislation to make government more effective and efficient. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1629  SD.1409 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1629) of Bruce E. Tarr, Paul Adams and Richard T. Moore for legislation to control fixed costs of state government. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1630  SD.1800 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1630) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Benjamin Swan for legislation to increase government efficiency. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1694  SD.848 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1694) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation to examine the cost reliability and economic impact of electricity. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1695  SD.1350 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1695) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to further define water dependent uses. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1715  SD.1505 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1715) of Bruce E. Tarr and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation relative to tourism collaboration. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.1748  HD.1647 By Representative Stanley of West Newbury and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1748) of Harriett L. Stanley and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to authorize the Governor to designate additional justices of the peace in the towns of Groveland and Rowley. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1794  SD.424 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1794) of Bruce E. Tarr, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Richard T. Moore and others for legislation to verify the effectiveness of flagmen. Transportation.
S.1795  SD.440 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1795) of Tarr, Swan, Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase protection against drivers under the influence of drugs [Joint Committee on Transportation].
S.1796  SD.651 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1796) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Richard T. Moore and others for legislation relative to special veterans plates. Transportation.
S.1797  SD.681 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1797) of Bruce E. Tarr, Marc T. Lombardo, Robert L. Hedlund, Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the civil fines and penalities of motorists who violate the right of way of other motorists. Transportation.
S.1798  SD.835 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1798) of Bruce E. Tarr, John D. Keenan and Anne M. Gobi for legislation to enhance the license plate system of the Commonwealth. Transportation.
H.1809  HD.1655 By Representative Stanley of West Newbury and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1809) of Harriett L. Stanley and Bruce E. Tarr relative to designating a certain bridge in the town of Newbury as the John B. Hayden bridge. Transportation.
S.1889  SD.1924 Senate, March 31, 2011 -- Order (Senator Tarr) relative to fiscal year '12 local aid resolution
S.1927  SD.1979 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1928) of Bruce Tarr and Bradford Hill for legislation (by vote of the town) to modify the appointment of the FEOFFEES of Ipswich Grammar School. [Local Approval Received.] Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1934  SD.1986 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1934) of Bruce E. Tarr and Harriett L. Stanley for legislation to authorize the town of Newbury to use certain fund balances for capital expenditures. [Local Approval Received.] Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1938  SD.1898 By Mr. Tarr, petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to the Northeast Solid Waste Committee. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture
S.1941  SD.1993 An Act providing for the establishment of a fire department in the town of Newbury
S.2009  SD.2093 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2009) of Bruce E. Tarr and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation relative to the town of Essex. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2011  SD.2089 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to authorize the town of Hamilton to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies. [Local Approval Received.] Public Service.
S.2012  SD.2074 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. The Judiciary.
S.2041  SD.2088 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Vallee, Michael R. Knapik, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to recognize those in military service. Transportaion.
S.2071  SD.2133 Text of the Senate amendment (Tarr, Knapik, Hedlund and Ross) to the interim report of the joint special committee established (under Senate Order No. 9 of 2011) to make an investigation and study of a new division of the Commonwealth into Congressional districts (House, No. 3798)
S.2185  SD.2193 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2185) of Bruce E. Tarr and Bradford Hill (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Wenham to grant a license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2230  SD.2201 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Frederick E. Berry, Theodore C. Speliotis and others for legislation relative to the Essex regional retirement system. Public Service.
S.2239  SD.2213 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No.2239) of Bruce E. Tarr and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to authorize the town of Rockport to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages at a food store. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2257  SD.2229 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2257) of Bruce E. Tarr and Harriett L. Stanley (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Groveland to provide for the construction and maintenance of a solar generating facility on land held for water supply and protection purposes. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2273  An Act relative to the sale of alcoholic beverages in the town of Wenham
S.2286  SD.2202 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12)of Bruce E. Tarr and Ann-Margaret Ferrante (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to designate a portion of the route 128 extension in the city of Gloucester as the Purple Heart Highway. Transportation. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2289  SD.2245 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No.2289) of Bruce E. Tarr, James R. Miceli and Charles A. Murphy (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the Redevelopment Authority in the town of Wilmington. Municipalities and Regional Government [Local Approval Received.]
S.2320  Senate, June 21, 2012 – Substituted by amendment (Senator Tarr) for the Senate Bill authorizing the town of Groveland to provide for the construction and maintenance of a solar generating facility on land held for water supply purposes (Senate, No 2257).
H.3455  HD.3722 By Representative Murphy of Burlington and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3455) of Charles A. Murphy, James R. Miceli and Bruce Tarr (by vote of the town) for certain changes in the charter of the town of Wilmington relative to the appointment of a town manager for said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3458  HD.1897 By Representative Ferrante of Gloucester and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3458) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Bruce E. Tarr (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the water supply system of the city of Gloucester. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3482  HD.3775 By Representative Stanley of West Newbury and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Harriett L. Stanley and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Michael W. Kaplon, an employee of the Department of Revenue. Public Service.
H.3570  HD.3723 By Representative Murphy of Burlington and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Charles A. Murphy, James R. Miceli and Bruce Tarr (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the town of Wilmington from liability relative to the solid waste landfill, commonly known as the "Maple Meadows Landfill" located in said town. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3710  HD.4025 By Representative Hill of Ipswich and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3710) of Bradford Hill and Bruce E. Tarr (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Hamilton to establish a Hamilton development corporation. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3767  HD.4048 By Mr. Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to competitively solicited proposals from renewable energy developers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.4034  HD.4309 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to health care services. Health Care Financing.
H.4035  HD.4308 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12 of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to access to certain institutions of higher education and vocational schools. Higher Education.
H.4036  HD.4310 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to job growth. Revenue.
H.4037  HD.4306 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to provide regulatory reform to promote job growth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.4038  HD.4307 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to cost-effective energy policies and electricity cost reduction. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.4164  HD.4395 By Representative Costello of Newburyport and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4164) of Michael A. Costello and Bruce E. Tarr (with the approval of the mayor and city council of the city of Newburyport) that the city of Newburyport be authorized to acquire interests in certain land in the town of Newbury. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1061  SD.847 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1061) of Knapik for legislation relative to land use regulations [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government]. This bill is by request. *
S.1625  SD.1057 By Mr. Tarr (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1625) of Bruce E. Tarr and James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to open meetings. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. This bill is by request. *
S.1998  SD.1994 By Mr. Tarr (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John Lahoud for legislation relative to terms of employment. Labor and Workforce Development. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.