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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Bruce J. Ayers Democrat - 1st Norfolk

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  SD.1947 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the creation of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Finance Control Board. Transportation.
S.23  SD.21 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 23) of Brian A. Joyce and Bruce J. Ayers (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Randolph to designate a check-off on its tax bills. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
S.24  SD.1986 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 24) of Brian A. Joyce, Bruce J. Ayers, Mark J. Cusack and Walter F. Timilty (by vote of the town) for legislation to amend the charter of the town of Randolph. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.75  HD.1305 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 75) of Tackey Chan, Bruce J. Ayers and James M. Murphy for legislation to provide an income tax exemption for families caring for their elderly relatives at home. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.145  HD.2691 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 145) of Robert F. Fennell and others relative to the definition of “bona fide business entities”. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.475  HD.1459 By Mr. Ryan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 475) of Daniel J. Ryan and others for legislation to provide students transportation to charter schools. Education.
S.485  SD.1790 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 485) of Harriette L. Chandler, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to cognitive rehabilitation. Financial Services.
S.501  SD.982 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 501) of Anne M. Gobi, Marc R. Pacheco, Mark C. Montigny, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property. Financial Services.
H.520  HD.2456 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 520) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., and others relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.521  HD.664 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 521) of Jonathan Hecht and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to institutional long term care. Elder Affairs.
H.631  HD.1104 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 631) of James M. Cantwell and Bruce J. Ayers relative to the financing of Department of Environmental Protection dredging projects in harbors and inland waterways. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.632  HD.1123 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 632) of James M. Cantwell and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to establish a public harbor dredging program with the Division of Waterways. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.633  HD.1162 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 633) of James M. Cantwell and Bruce J. Ayers relative to reestablishing the harbors and inland waters maintenance fund. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.635  HD.2078 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 635) of James M. Cantwell and Bruce J. Ayers relative to community preservation funds for seawall repairs. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.638  HD.1315 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 638) of Tackey Chan and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to expand pleasure boat access to Boston Harbor. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.639  HD.1369 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 639) of Tackey Chan and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to direct the Department of Conservation and Recreation to manage, operate, improve, repair and maintain the land under certain waters accessed for recreational boating. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.718  HD.608 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 718) of Ronald Mariano, Louis L. Kafka and Bruce J. Ayers relative to annual debt service obligations under the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.723  SD.39 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 723) of Daniel A. Wolf, Timothy R. Madden, Jay D. Livingstone, Michelle M. DuBois and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to compliance of condominium associations. Housing.
H.729  HD.721 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 729) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers relative to boater safety education. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.733  HD.1771 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 733) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to noise pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.758  HD.587 By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 758) of Todd M. Smola and others relative to noise and air pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.766  HD.3109 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 766) of Walter F. Timilty and others relative to the protection of property owned by the Commonwealth and part of the Blue Hills Reservation referred to as Fowl Meadow. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.810  HD.1188 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 810) of James M. Cantwell and others that the Commissioner of the Division of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates. Financial Services.
H.814  HD.3414 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 814) of James M. Cantwell and others for legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program. Financial Services.
H.843  HD.3343 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 843) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others for legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation. Financial Services.
H.858  HD.2368 By Representatives Garballey of Arlington and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 858) of Sean Garballey and others relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services. Financial Services.
H.930  HD.501 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 930) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to expanding health insurance coverage for certain acupuncture services, diagnosis and treatment and establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to investigate the potential for better integrated use of acupuncture services. Financial Services.
H.944  HD.343 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 944) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome. Financial Services.
S.966  SD.673 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 966) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Chris Walsh, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1111  HD.3173 By Representative Honan of Boston and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1111) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to establish a small-scale housing development demonstration program within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. Housing.
H.1138  HD.831 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1138) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally-involved housing. Housing.
S.1164  SD.1128 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1164) of John F. Keenan, Tackey Chan, Chris Walsh, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation to assess the Commonwealth’s eye care and vision health needs. Public Health.
S.1196  SD.462 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1196) of Michael O. Moore, Timothy R. Whelan, Chris Walsh, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimers Project. Public Health.
S.1217  SD.213 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1217) of Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore, Paul McMurtry, Michael J. Finn and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the safety of Alzheimer's disease patients. Public Health.
H.1231  HD.1375 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1231) of Tackey Chan and others relative to motor vehicle operators leaving the scene of a collision. The Judiciary.
H.1235  HD.1846 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1235) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to further regulate sex offender registration. The Judiciary.
H.1236  HD.1849 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1236) of Tackey Chan and others relative to juvenile intimidation of witnesses, jurors and persons furnishing information in connection with criminal proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.1273  HD.1323 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1273) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle. The Judiciary.
H.1311  HD.763 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1311) of Sean Garballey and others relative to health clubs and the use and deployment of defibrillators. The Judiciary.
H.1313  HD.2089 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1313) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices. The Judiciary.
H.1370  HD.241 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1370) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings. The Judiciary.
S.1440  SD.1237 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1440) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Mark J. Cusack, Timothy R. Whelan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1484  SD.1087 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1484) of Anne M. Gobi, Bruce J. Ayers, Robert L. Hedlund, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
H.1493  HD.2587 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1493) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder. The Judiciary.
H.1503  HD.472 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1503) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to establish penalties for landlords knowingly providing premises to be used for illegal drug purposes. The Judiciary.
H.1505  HD.1675 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1505) of James M. Murphy and others relative to the penalties for impeding or disrupting a public way. The Judiciary.
H.1515  HD.124 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1515) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and others relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.1560  HD.3298 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1560) of David M. Rogers and others relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases. The Judiciary.
H.1641  HD.188 By Mr. Velis of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1641) of John C. Velis and others relative to the false representation of military status. The Judiciary.
H.1771  HD.2072 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1771) of Ellen Story, Jennifer L. Flanagan and others for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing and harrassment without regard to protected class status. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1794  SD.1755 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1794) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the green communities act. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1842  SD.1748 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1842) of John F. Keenan, Tackey Chan and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to direct the Department of Transportation to conduct a highway noise study in Quincy. Transportation.
S.1844  SD.1792 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1844) of John F. Keenan, Bruce J. Ayers, Mark J. Cusack, Tackey Chan and others for legislation relative to directing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to install sound barriers in Quincy and Braintree. Transportation.
H.1848  HD.497 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1848) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the care of animals in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1961  HD.687 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1961) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to increase funding for the Health Safety Net Trust Fund. Public Health.
H.1973  HD.45 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1973) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.2021  HD.2948 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2021) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to further regulate the sale of tobacco products to teenagers. Public Health.
H.2032  HD.1775 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2032) of Sarah K. Peake and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the health impacts from wind turbines and protecting the health of the citizens of the Commonwealth. Public Health.
H.2046  HD.1899 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2046) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for an investigation by a special commission relative to the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth. Public Health.
H.2057  HD.352 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2057) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to establish an Alzheimer’s project in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Public Health.
H.2209  HD.1097 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2209) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to providing continuing health insurance coverage for surviving children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Public Service.
H.2461  HD.1120 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2461) of James M. Cantwell, Bruce J. Ayers and Steven Ultrino for legislation to provide a property tax exemption for certain paraplegic veterans. Revenue.
H.2463  HD.1993 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2463) of James M. Cantwell and Bruce J. Ayers relative to repealing the sales tax on the sale of boats built or rebuilt in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
H.2468  HD.1390 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2468) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit. Revenue.
H.2503  HD.2060 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2503) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. Revenue.
H.2630  HD.138 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2630) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the feasibility of a reduction of the capital gains tax. Revenue.
H.2631  HD.139 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2631) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to a reduction in the income tax. Revenue.
H.2632  HD.140 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2632) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to a reduction in the sales tax. Revenue.
H.2634  HD.484 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2634) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers relative to establishing a sales tax holiday in 2015. Revenue.
H.2635  HD.485 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2635) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers relative to establishing a sales tax holiday in 2016. Revenue.
H.2637  HD.1320 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2637) of James M. Murphy, Bruce J. Ayers and Frank A. Moran for legislation to reduce the property tax liability for grandparents raising grandchildren. Revenue.
H.2799  HD.2932 By Mrs. O’Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2799) of Shaunna L. O’Connell and others for legislation to require the biennial review of rules and regulations with an economic impact on small businesses. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2834  HD.3125 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2834) of Walter F. Timilty and others relative to flying the flag of the Commonwealth at half-staff annually to honor the victims of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2856  HD.1321 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2856) of Tackey Chan and others relative to the use of double utility poles of distribution or telephone companies. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2883  HD.3251 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2883) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to establish a framework for consumer electricity rate savings and to make certain other changes in law. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2913  HD.3359 By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2913) of Todd M. Smola, David T. Vieira and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to require certain wind turbine projects to report production statistics. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2914  HD.3374 By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2914) of Todd M. Smola, David T. Vieira and Bruce J. Ayers relative to accountability of public funds used for wind turbines. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2919  HD.1780 By Mr. Vieira of Falmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2919) of David T. Vieira and others relative to establishing energy relief funds to provide relief for detrimental health effects and property losses caused by wind energy generation. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2925  HD.3463 By Messrs. Moran of Boston and Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2925) of Byron Rushing and others for the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the Summer Olympic Games. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2959  HD.1121 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2959) of James M. Cantwell and Bruce J. Ayers relative to directing the Department of Transportation to publish a schedule for construction on Route 3 from Boston to Plymouth. Transportation.
H.2971  HD.916 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2971) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to reducing certain fees associated with veterans’ registration plates. Transportation.
H.3109  HD.1760 By Mr. Vieira of Falmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3109) of David T. Vieira, Timothy R. Madden and Bruce J. Ayers relative to Massachusetts Civil Air Patrol vehicles and trailers. Transportation.
H.3132  HD.1381 By Representative Chan of Quincy and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3132) of Tackey Chan, John F. Keenan and others for legislation to increase the annuities paid to certain disabled veterans and their families. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3170  HD.3130 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3170) of Walter F. Timilty and others for legislation to exempt veterans from civil service exam fees. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3242  HD.369 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3242) of Ellen Story, Todd M. Smola and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3305  HD.3413 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3305) of Paul McMurtry and others that the Honor and Remember Flag be designated as the symbol of the Commonwealth’s concern and commitment to honoring and remembering the lives of all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3404  HD.2382 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3404) of Daniel Cullinane and others for legislation to establish a registry for home care workers. Elder Affairs.
H.3488  HD.3391 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3488) of Sean Garballey and others relative to providing certain health insurance coverage. Public Service.
H.3556  HD.3865 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3556) of Ronald Mariano and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the board of governors of Quincy College to issue baccalaureate degrees. Higher Education. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3760  HD.4037 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David M. Nangle and others relative to municipal banking laws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.3898  HD.4211 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James M. Cantwell and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study behavioral health promotion and upstream prevention. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.4219  HD.4531 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to promote educational resource allocation decisions at the local level. Education.
H.4301  HD.4713 By Mr. Ryan of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Daniel J. Ryan and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Jean Barron, an employee of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security. Public Service.
H.4739  HD.5163 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4739) of Ronald Mariano and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to facilitating urban redevelopment in the city of Quincy. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.