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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative David M. Torrisi Served 1999 - 2012 Democrat - 14th Essex

Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
  HD.4343 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell, Russell E. Holmes and others for legislation to further regulate the use of electronic benefit transfer cards and establish penalties for certain prohibited transactions. The Judiciary.
  HD.4394 By Mr. O'Flaherty of Chelsea, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty, Martha M. Coakley and others relative to the suspension of driver's licenses for refusing to take a breathalyzer test. Transportation.
  HD.4472 By Ms. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Linda Dean Campbell and others for legislation to require that financial institutions pay cities and towns fifty per cent of the property taxes owed on foreclosed mortgages. Financial Services.
S.15  SD.1407 By Mr. Joyce, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 15) of Brian Joyce, Robert Hedlund, Patricia Jehlen and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide for the abolition of the Governor's Council. The Judiciary.
H.52  HD.964 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 52) of Sean Garballey and others providing access to hearing aids for children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.159  HD.423 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Tolman, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 159) of Tom Sannicandro, Mark J. Cusack, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Steven A. Tolman and others for legislation to promote the successful transition of students with disabilities to post-secondary education, employment and independent living. Education.
S.180  SD.350 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 180) of Stephen M. Brewer, Bruce E. Tarr, Garrett J. Bradley, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to out of state price authorization for chapter 766 students. Education.
H.321  HD.175 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 321) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
H.323  HD.249 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 323) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others for legislation relative to financial services contracts for dental benefits corporations. Financial Services.
H.434  HD.311 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 434) of Bradford Hill and others relative to the punishment of habitual offenders convicted in the courts of the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
H.458  HD.83 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 458) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to impose a penalty for the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The Judiciary.
H.462  HD.861 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 462) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to providing special education schools with criminal offender record information. The Judiciary.
H.515  HD.894 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 515) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further regulate the performance of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health. The Judiciary.
H.541  HD.467 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 541) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to include family child care providers under certain collective bargaining laws governing public employees. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.547  HD.511 By Mr. Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 547) of Cleon H. Turner and others relative to unemployment insurance for seasonal workers at municipal, county, or state golf courses. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.643  HD.700 By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 643) of Michael A. Costello and others relative to establishing a prepaid wireless enhanced 911 surcharge. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.665  SD.107 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of Gale D. Candaras, Steven M. Walsh, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform and improve alimony [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
H.756  HD.488 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 756) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to direct the Commissioner of Revenue to annually designate a sales tax holiday. Revenue.
S.935  SD.1258 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 935) of Brian A. Joyce and David M. Torrisi for legislation relative to health and safety on public construction projects. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.936  SD.1260 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 936) of Brian A. Joyce and David M. Torrisi for legislation relative to private construction contracts. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.967  HD.648 By Representatives Peisch of Wellesley and Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by resolutions, House, No. 967) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for the adoption of Resolutions by the House of Representatives in support of the national observation of two minutes of silence on Veterans Day of each year to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Services. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.983  HD.1919 By Messrs. O'Day of West Boylston and Sannicandro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 983) of James J. O'Day, Tom Sannicandro and others relative to eligibility and appropriations for programs for persons with disabilities, including the "Turning 22" program, so-called. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.984  HD.1013 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 984) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to promote responsibility, cost effectiveness and meaningful lives for individuals with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.985  HD.1299 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 985) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to provide adult transitional support services for persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.988  HD.1891 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator DiDomenico, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 988) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to improve economic opportunities for low and moderate income households and other residents. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.990  HD.1017 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 990) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to financing the smart growth housing trust fund. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.1020  SD.973 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1020) of Wolf, Torrisi, Sullivan and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1042  SD.983 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of Clark, Mark, Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow for the decriminalization of minor offenses [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1083  SD.1476 By Ms. Clark, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1083) of Katherine M. Clark, David M. Torrisi, Eugene L. O'Flaherty and Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation relative to premature infant hospital discharge and quality improvement [Joint Committee on Public Health].
H.1140  HD.1074 By Mr. Stephen Kulik of Worthington, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01140) of Matthew Beaton and others relative to leghold traps and other trapping devices. Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1370  HD.1228 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1370) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to establish a pilot program to discourage drinking by individuals under the legal drinking age and to provide a non-criminal disposition process for first offenders, including alcohol education. The Judiciary.
H.1388  HD.1325 By Mr. Wong of Saugus, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1388) of Donald H. Wong and others relative to increasing the penalty for previously convicted felons subsequently convicted of the crime of rape of a child. The Judiciary.
H.1389  HD.1329 By Mr. Wong of Saugus, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1389) of Donald H. Wong and others relative to the penalty imposed by the courts in the Commonwealth for the rape of a child under fourteen years of age. The Judiciary.
H.1390  HD.1332 By Mr. Wong of Saugus, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1390) of Donald H. Wong and others relative to increasing the penalty for persons convicted of certain sexual crimes. The Judiciary.
S.1505  SD.1790 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1505) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Patricia A. Haddad, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas P. Kennedy and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage a better business climate and job creation in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1726  SD.672 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1726) of Stephen M. Brewer, David M. Torrisi, George N. Peterson, Jr., Marc T. Lombardo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to standards for protective headgear for operators or passengers on motorcycles. Transportation.
S.1853  SD.1498 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1853) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Patricia D. Jehlen and David M. Torrisi for legislation to prohibit the Commonwealth from discrimination against those providing special education services to Massachusetts students. Education.
H.1901  HD.2760 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1901) of Linda Dean Campbell and others for legislation to establish a board of registration of behavior analysts within the Division of Professional Licensure. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.1923  HD.2606 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1923) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to pricing for certain private school programs. Education.
H.1926  HD.2611 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1926) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to charter schools. Education.
H.2001  HD.2671 By Representatives Ms. Gobi of Spencer and Mr. Peterson, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2001) of McMurtry and others relative to trapping for the purpose of capturing furbearing mammals Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
H.2065  HD.2754 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2065) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to health insurance policies requirements to provide coverage for the treatment of children with cleft lips and palates. Financial Services.
H.2109  HD.2036 By Representatives Wolf of Cambridge and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2109) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions. Higher Education.
S.2124  SD.2160 By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12 and Senate Rule 20) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2124) of Richard T. Moore, Kenneth J. Donnelly, John Hart, Jr., Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to reduction of property tax liability for veterans. Revenue.
H.2253  HD.2772 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2253) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the apprehension of drunk drivers and other law violators. The Judiciary.
H.2348  HD.2636 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2348) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.2357  HD.2293 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2357) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the use of epinephrine, adrenaline or other agents by optometrists in the treatment of anaphylaxis. Public Health.
H.2369  HD.2867 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2369) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives and enhancing the practice of nurse-midwives. Public Health.
H.2383  HD.2063 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2383) of David B. Sullivan and others relative to coupons of manufacturers submitted to health care insurers. Public Health.
H.2712  HD.3154 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2712) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others for the establishment of a youth solutions commission (inclucing members of the General Court) to review youth employment, education pathways and efforts to reduce violence and dropout rates in an integrated, coordinated and cost-effective manner. Education.
H.2713  HD.3180 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2713) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to establishing a middle-skills council and the creation of regional skills academies in the Commonwealth. Education.
H.2721  HD.3019 By Mr. O'Flaherty of Chelsea, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2721) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty and others relative to the sale or lease of unused school building space to charter schools. Education.
H.2932  HD.3042 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2932) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to creditable service for nonpublic school service. Public Service.
H.2987  HD.3510 By Representative Cabral of New Bedford and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2987) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Benjamin B. Downing and others for legislation to promote economic development and job growth in gateway cities designating residential tax abatement zones. Revenue.
H.3310  HD.1379 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3310) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to the personal care services administered by the Division of Medical Assistance. Public Health.
H.3330  HD.1300 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3330) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to the criminal penalties for organized retail theft. The Judiciary.
H.3355  HD.2815 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3355) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to establish a higher education matching grants program. Education.
H.3538  HD.2144 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3538) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to increase funding by the Commonwealth under the education foundation budget for public school districts. Education.
H.3674  HD.3960 By Mr. Devers of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3674) of Marcos A. Devers and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to establish the maximum age for school attendance in the city of Lawrence. Education. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3729  HD.3999 By Mr. Devers of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3729) of Marcos A. Devers and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Lawrence to establish a program for enforcement against illegal dumping. The Judiciary. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3858  HD.4133 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William M. Straus and others for legislation to prohibit commercial solicitation to mobile electronic devices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3890  HD.4144 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to create stabilization funds for special education costs. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.3904  HD.4021 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ronald Mariano and others relative to promoting equity and efficiency in health care rates. Health Care Financing.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.