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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Edward J. Kennedy Democrat - First Middlesex

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  SD.3025 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Ryan C. Fattman, Patrick M. O'Connor, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to combat unjust acts of war by Russia. Public Service.
S.96  SD.430 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 96) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jack Patrick Lewis, Thomas M. Stanley, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to lift kids out of deep poverty. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.111  SD.2155 By Mr. Gomez, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 111) of Adam Gomez, Joanne M. Comerford, Erika Uyterhoeven, Adam G. Hinds and others for legislation to improve emergency housing assistance for children and families experiencing homelessness. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.222  SD.1433 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 222) of Mark C. Montigny, James B. Eldridge and Danillo A. Sena for legislation to prohibit inhumane feline declawing. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.305  HD.3356 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 305) of Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation to regulate pet daycare facilities in cities and towns. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.318  SD.2178 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 318) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Christina A. Minicucci, Vanna Howard, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to student sex education. Education.
S.365  SD.2014 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 365) of Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge, Joanne M. Comerford and Jack Patrick Lewis for legislation relative to anti-racism, equity and justice in education. Education.
S.369  SD.2262 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 369) of Joan B. Lovely, Kay Khan, Steven G. Xiarhos, Thomas M. Stanley and other members of the General Court for legislation to stop harm inflicted by the exploitation of life and development. Education.
S.459  SD.1002 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 459) of Cynthia Stone Creem, Eric P. Lesser, Jason M. Lewis, Thomas M. Stanley and other members of the General Court for legislation to foster voter opportunities, trust, equity and security. Election Laws.
H.584  HD.3341 By Representatives Elugardo of Boston and Uyterhoeven of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 584) of Nika C. Elugardo, Erika Uyterhoeven and others relative to anti-racism, equity and justice in education. Education.
H.673  HD.3454 By Representatives O'Day of West Boylston and Howard of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 673) of James J. O'Day, Vanna Howard and others relative to public schools choosing to teach human sexual education or human sexuality issues. Education.
S.686  SD.246 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 686) of John F. Keenan, Sean Garballey, Mindy Domb, James M. Murphy and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote continuity of care for multiple sclerosis treatment. Financial Services.
S.761  SD.1015 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 761) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Carmine Lawrence Gentile, Michael O. Moore, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve public health through a common application for core food, health and safety-net programs. Health Care Financing.
S.824  SD.410 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 824) of Joanne M. Comerford, James M. Murphy, Adam J. Scanlon, Patricia A. Duffy and other members of the General Court for legislation to commit to higher education the resources to insure a strong and healthy public higher education system. Higher Education.
S.937  SD.292 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 937) of Harriette L. Chandler, Kay Khan, Jack Patrick Lewis, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to end child marriage in Massachusetts. The Judiciary.
S.1051  SD.972 By Mr. Hinds, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1051) of Adam G. Hinds, Maura Healey, Carol A. Doherty, Eric P. Lesser and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform the hate crime statutes. The Judiciary.
H.1098  HD.961 By Miss Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1098) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to colon cancer under the age of 50 years of age, prevalence, screening and insurance coverage and care. Financial Services.
S.1179  SD.774 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1179) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Eric P. Lesser, Jason M. Lewis, Diana DiZoglio and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent wage theft, promote employer accountability, and enhance public enforcement. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1196  SD.1100 By Mr. Feeney, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1196) of Paul R. Feeney, James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to transparency in the workplace. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1200  SD.2426 By Mr. Feeney, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1200) of Paul R. Feeney, Harriette L. Chandler, Elizabeth A. Malia, James J. O'Day and other members of the General Court for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status while promoting healthy workplaces. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1322  SD.1471 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1322) of Harriette L. Chandler, Steven G. Xiarhos, Jack Patrick Lewis, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the health and safety of puppies and kittens in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1384  SD.801 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1384) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis, Susan L. Moran, John Barrett, III and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to end of life options. Public Health.
S.1454  SD.300 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1454) of Eric P. Lesser, Anne M. Gobi, Cindy F. Friedman, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to streamline COVID-19 vaccination sign-up in Massachusetts. Public Health.
S.1517  SD.1499 By Ms. Rausch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1517) of Rebecca L. Rausch, Paul J. Donato, Andres X. Vargas, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote community immunity. Public Health.
S.1579  SD.532 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1579) of James B. Eldridge, Ruth B. Balser, Liz Miranda, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the civil rights and safety of all Massachusetts residents. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1669  SD.1686 By Mr. Collins, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1669) of Nick Collins, Brendan P. Crighton, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to providing a COVID-19 retirement credit to essential public-sector workers. Public Service.
S.1674  SD.111 By Mr. Crighton, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1674) of Brendan P. Crighton, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and Edward J. Kennedy for legislation relative to underperforming pension systems. Public Service.
S.1791  SD.1111 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1791) of John C. Velis, Joanne M. Comerford, Susannah M. Whipps, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a retirement enhancement opportunity for certain members of the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System. Public Service.
H.1819  HD.1653 By Ms. Nguyen of Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1819) of Tram T. Nguyen and others for legislation to reform the hate crime statutes. The Judiciary.
S.1897  SD.172 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1897) of Eric P. Lesser, Patrick M. O'Connor, Jason M. Lewis, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide financial relief to small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Revenue.
S.1930  SD.344 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1930) of Michael O. Moore, Anne M. Gobi, Diana DiZoglio, Brian M. Ashe and other members of the General Court for legislation to support job growth in the commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1973  SD.1592 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1973) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Jason M. Lewis, Joan B. Lovely, Joanne M. Comerford and other members of the General Court for legislation to advance and promote genocide education. Revenue.
S.2147  SD.978 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2147) of Cynthia Stone Creem, Edward J. Kennedy, Joanne M. Comerford, Walter F. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote energy efficient lighting, conserve energy, regulate outdoor night lighting, and reduce light pollution. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2148  HD.3979 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2148) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to the business of operating a commercial boarding or training kennels or commercial breeder kennels. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.2148  SD.2340 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2148) of Cynthia Stone Creem, Lori A. Ehrlich and Jack Patrick Lewis for legislation relative to the future of heat in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2198  HD.3628 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2198) of David M. Rogers and others relative to municipal natural resource protection bylaws or ordinances and the preservation of wetlands and water resources in certain housing applications. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.2226  SD.2102 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2226) of Marc R. Pacheco, Maria Duaime Robinson, Jack Patrick Lewis, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for building justice with jobs. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.2251  SD.1246 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2251) of Bruce E. Tarr, Adam Gomez, Lori A. Ehrlich, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the use of elephants, big cats, primates, giraffes, and bears in traveling exhibits and shows. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
S.2289  SD.273 By Mr. Crighton, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2289) of Brendan P. Crighton, Adam Gomez, Harriette L. Chandler, Adam G. Hinds and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to work and family mobility during and subsequent to the COVID-19 emergency. Transportation.
H.2411  HD.3992 By Mr. Vargas of Haverhill, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2411) of Andres X. Vargas and others relative to vaccination and immunization for school admittance. Public Health.
S.2495  Senate, July 19, 2021 -- The committee on Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 318) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Christina A. Minicucci, Vanna Howard, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to student sex education; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 615) of Natalie M. Higgins, Jack Patrick Lewis and others for legislation to authorize a consent program to prevent and reduce the incidence of sexual assault; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 673) of James J. O'Day, Vanna Howard and others relative to public schools choosing to teach human sexual education or human sexuality issues, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2495).
S.2516  SD.2723 By Ms. Rausch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2516) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Rebecca L. Rausch, Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Elizabeth A. Malia, David Paul Linsky and other members of the General Court for legislation to mitigate COVID-19 transmission among children and families. Education.
S.2525  Senate, September 13, 2021 -- The committee on Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 370) of Michael O. Moore, John C. Velis and Eric P. Lesser for legislation to establish a hate crimes grant program; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1973) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Jason M. Lewis, Joan B. Lovely, Joanne M. Comerford and other members of the General Court for legislation to advance and promote genocide education; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 563) of Michael S. Day and others relative to the establishment of a grant program for the education and prevention of hate crimes and incidences of bias in public schools; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 692) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to requiring instruction on the Holocaust and genocide in public schools, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2525) (Representative Pease of Westfield dissenting).
S.2534  An Act relative to healthy youth
S.2541  Senate, September 23, 2021 -- Text of the Senate Bill relative to healthy youth (being the text of Senate, No. 2534, printed as amended)
S.2545  SENATE, Thursday, September 30, 2021 - The committee on Ways and Means to whom was referred the Senate Bill fostering voter opportunities, trust, equity and security (Senate, No. 459),-- reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2545).
S.2546  SD.2753 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2546) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joan B. Lovely, Jeffrey N. Roy, Michelle M. DuBois, Paul F. Tucker and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote American manufacturing. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2554  Senate, October 6, 2021 -- Text of the Senate Bill fostering voter opportunities, trust, equity and security (being the text of Senate, No. 2545, printed as amended)
S.2557  Senate, October 14, 2021 -- The committee on Senate Ways and Means, to whom was referred the Senate Bill concerning genocide education (Senate, No. 2525),- reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2557).
S.2643  Senate, February 3, 2022 -- The committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development, to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2245) of Edward J. Kennedy, Anne M. Gobi, Smitty Pignatelli, Paul McMurtry and other members of the General Court for legislation to define Agritourism, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2643).
S.2723  Senate, March 3, 2022 -- The committee on Labor and Workforce Development, to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1200) of Paul R. Feeney, Harriette L. Chandler, Elizabeth A. Malia, James J. O'Day and other members of the General Court for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harassment, without regard to protected class status while promoting healthy workplaces, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2723).
S.2737  Senate, March 3, 2022 -- The committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 571) of Edward J. Kennedy and Joanne M. Comerford for legislation to diversify farmland opportunities to combat climate change, reports the accompanying resolve (Senate, No. 2737).
S.2744  Senate, March 10, 2022 -- The committee on Higher Education, to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 841) of Edward J. Kennedy, Maria Duaime Robinson and Michael D. Brady for legislation to invest in public higher education, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2744).
S.2748  Senate, March 10, 2022 -- The committee on Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 285) of Harriette L. Chandler and Steven C. Owens for legislation to address racial and cultural bias training in educator professional development; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 304) of Brendan P. Crighton and James B. Eldridge for legislation to promote racially and culturally inclusive K-12 curriculum; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 310) of Julian Cyr, Adam J. Scanlon and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation relative to LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 338) of Adam Gomez, Carmine Lawrence Gentile, Adam J. Scanlon, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure diversity in public education; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 365) of Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge, Joanne M. Comerford and Jack Patrick Lewis for legislation relative to anti-racism, equity and justice in education; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 366) of Jason M. Lewis, Carol A. Doherty, David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to educator diversity; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 382) of Rebecca L. Rausch, Jack Patrick Lewis, Joanne M. Comerford, Kip A. Diggs and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to celebrating and teaching Native American culture and history, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2748).
S.2783  Senate, March 24, 2022 -- The committee on Public Service, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1791) of John C. Velis, Joanne M. Comerford, Susannah M. Whipps, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a retirement enhancement opportunity for certain members of the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2620) of Carol A. Doherty and others for legislation to establish a retirement enhancement opportunity for certain members of the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System, report the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2783).
H.2808  HD.1794 By Representative Zlotnik of Gardner and Senator Velis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2808) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik, John C. Velis and others relative to providing a COVID-19 retirement credit to essential public-sector workers. Public Service.
S.2812  Senate, April 7, 2022 -- The committee on Higher Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 824) of Joanne M. Comerford, James M. Murphy, Adam J. Scanlon, Patricia A. Duffy and other members of the General Court for legislation to commit to higher education the resources to insure a strong and healthy public higher education system; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 829) of James B. Eldridge, Natalie M. Higgins, Maria Duaime Robinson, Brian W. Murray and other members of the General Court for legislation to guarantee debt-free public higher education; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 842) of Eric P. Lesser and Diana DiZoglio for legislation relative to the endowment match program; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 848) of Mark C. Montigny for legislation to establish the Bridge the Gap Scholarship to universalize access to community colleges; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 851) of Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to the Massachusetts State College Building Authority; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 852) of Michael O. Moore, Maria Duaime Robinson, Brian M. Ashe and James B. Eldridge for legislation to break generational cycles of poverty; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1220) of Eric P. Lesser, Patricia A. Duffy, Brian M. Ashe and Joanne M. Comerford for legislation relative to community college tuition, report the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2812).
S.2904  Protecting victims of crimes and the public
S.2922  Senate, June 16, 2022 -- The committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 569) of Edward J. Kennedy, Mathew J. Muratore, Colleen M. Garry, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a mattress stewardship plan; and (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 570) of Edward J. Kennedy, Lindsay N. Sabadosa, John H. Rogers, Diana DiZoglio and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to mattress recycling, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2922).
S.2924  Senate, June 9, 2022 -- Report of the committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches with reference to the House amendment to the Senate Bill fostering voter opportunities, trust, equity and security (Senate, No. 2554) (amended by the House by striking out all after the enacting clause and inserting in place thereof the text of House document numbered 4367; and by inserting an before the enacting clause an emergency preamble),-- reports, a “Bill fostering voter opportunities, trust, equity and security" (Senate, No. 2924).
S.2971  Senate, July 7, 2022 -- The committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1542) of Michael D. Brady for legislation to create the public safety building authority; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1594) of Anne M. Gobi, Susannah M. Whipps and Steven G. Xiarhos for legislation to establish a public safety assistance board to assist in the construction of police stations, fire stations and other public safety facilities; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1601) of Edward J. Kennedy, Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Michelle L. Ciccolo, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a public safety building authority and assistance program; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2125) of Walter F. Timilty and Lindsay N. Sabadosa for legislation to the create the Massachusetts Board of Public Safety Building Authority; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2457) (subject to Joint Rule 9) of Joanne M. Comerford, Michael D. Brady, Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a Municipal and Public Safety Building Authority; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2508) of James J. O'Day and Lindsay N. Sabadosa for legislation to establish a public safety assistance board to assist in the construction of police stations, fire stations and other public safety facilities; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3821) (subject to Joint Rule 9) of Natalie M. Blais and others relative to creating a municipal and public safety building authority, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2971).
S.2994  An Act protecting the health and safety of puppies and kittens in cities and towns
S.3034  Reducing Light Pollution to Protect the Climate, Public Health, and Wildlife
H.3725  HD.171 By Miss Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3725) of Colleen M. Garry and Edward J. Kennedy (by vote of the town) relative to providing for the appointment of two alternate members of the conservation commission of the town of Tyngsborough. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3950  HD.4343 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3950) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., and others (with the approval of the city council) relative to voting options for the city of Lowell for the 2021 municipal elections. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4145  HD.2862 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4145) of James Arciero and others relative to colon cancer screening. Financial Services.
H.4432  An Act authorizing the town of Westford select board to utilize portions of two parcels of land currently held by the conservation commission for the Beaver Brook road bridge improvement project
H.4666  An Act authorizing the town of Westford to grant one additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages
H.4813  An Act relative to vaccines and preventing future disease outbreaks
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.