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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Edward J. Kennedy Democrat - First Middlesex

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S.12  SD.811 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 12) of William N. Brownsberger for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to select boards. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.28  HD.1325 By Representative Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 28) of Colleen M. Garry (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide sustainable water resources in the town of Tyngsborough. Environment and Natural Resources. [Local Approval Received.]
S.75  SD.501 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 75) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Rebecca L. Rausch, Jack Patrick Lewis, Mark C. Montigny and other members of the General Court for legislation to lift kids out of deep poverty. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.76  SD.507 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 76) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Joanne M. Comerford, Michael D. Brady, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish basic needs assistance for Massachusetts immigrant residents. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.246  SD.2067 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 246) of Joanne M. Comerford, Liz Miranda, Adam Gomez, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to empower students and schools to thrive. Education.
S.261  SD.1013 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 261) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jack Patrick Lewis, Hannah Kane, Michael D. Brady and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to universal school meals. Education.
S.288  SD.2008 By Mr. Gomez, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Adam Gomez, Tram T. Nguyen, Steven Ultrino, Jack Patrick Lewis and others for legislation to promote racially inclusive curriculum in schools. Education.
S.311  SD.1831 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 311) of Jason M. Lewis, Manny Cruz, Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to educator diversity. Education.
S.330  SD.405 By Mr. Oliveira, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 330) of Jacob R. Oliveira, Adam Scanlon, Vanna Howard, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation relative to student transportation. Education.
H.422  HD.3827 By Representative Scarsdale of Pepperell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 422) of Margaret R. Scarsdale for legislation to authorize nonprofit organizations to apply for rail-trail construction project grants. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.446  SD.289 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 446) of Joanne M. Comerford, Mindy Domb and Edward J. Kennedy for legislation to expand access to trails for people of all abilities. Environment and Natural Resources.
S.481  SD.2366 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 481) of James B. Eldridge, Steven Owens, Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Vanna Howard and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a climate change superfund and promoting polluter responsibility. Environment and Natural Resources.
S.482  SD.2387 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 482) of James B. Eldridge, Joanne M. Comerford, John J. Cronin, Lindsay N. Sabadosa and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote drinking water quality for all. Environment and Natural Resources.
S.519  SD.1010 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 519) of Jason M. Lewis, Jack Patrick Lewis, Brian M. Ashe, Vanna Howard and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to ivory and rhonoceros horn trafficking. Environment and Natural Resources.
S.646  SD.1132 By Ms. Friedman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 646) of Cindy F. Friedman, Jack Patrick Lewis, Paul W. Mark, Lindsay N. Sabadosa and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure access to full spectrum pregnancy care. Financial Services.
S.736  SD.379 By Mr. Cyr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 736) of Julian Cyr, John C. Velis, Michael D. Brady, Adam Scanlon and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the closing of hospital essential services. Health Care Financing.
S.760  SD.2229 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 760) of John F. Keenan and Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to behavioral health clinic rates. Health Care Financing.
S.764  SD.936 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 764) of Jason M. Lewis, Mark C. Montigny, Jack Patrick Lewis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the family caregiver tax credit. Health Care Financing.
S.816  SD.2092 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 816) of Joanne M. Comerford, Paul W. Mark, Sal N. DiDomenico, Jack Patrick Lewis 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.
H.899  HD.3810 By Representative Scarsdale of Pepperell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 899) of Margaret R. Scarsdale relative to liability for release of hazardous materials. Environment and Natural Resources.
H.1020  HD.1343 By Representative Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1020) 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.1170  SD.712 By Mr. Feeney, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1170) of Paul R. Feeney, Samantha Montaño, Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Christopher Hendricks 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.1200  SD.2032 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1200) of Jason M. Lewis, Jack Patrick Lewis, Erika Uyterhoeven, Jacob R. Oliveira and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to raising the minimum wage closer to a living wage in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1204  SD.2114 By Mr. Mark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1204) of Paul W. Mark for legislation to exempt ski volunteers from minimum wage. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1217  SD.317 By Ms. Rausch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1217) of Rebecca L. Rausch, James K. Hawkins, Marc R. Pacheco, Vanna Howard and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to uplift families and secure the right to strike for certain public employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1306  SD.254 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1306) of Joan B. Lovely, Mathew J. Muratore, Joan Meschino and Jason M. Lewis for legislation relative to PEG access and cable related funds. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1331  SD.265 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1331) of Joanne M. Comerford, Anne M. Gobi, Mindy Domb, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to end of life options. Public Health.
S.1381  SD.1171 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1381) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Rebecca L. Rausch, Jack Patrick Lewis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase access to disposable menstrual products. Public Health.
S.1382  SD.1180 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1382) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Vanna Howard, Sal N. DiDomenico, Rebecca L. Rausch and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve outdoor and indoor air quality for communities burdened by transportation pollution. Public Health.
S.1638  SD.220 By Mr. Cyr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1638) of Julian Cyr, Paul W. Mark, Jack Patrick Lewis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide fair and affordable public retiree benefits. Public Service.
H.1681  HD.2227 By Representative Mom of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1681) of Rady Mom and Rodney M. Elliott relative to the penalties for using weapons with intent to strike dwelling houses. The Judiciary.
H.2052  HD.1995 By Representative Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2052) of Colleen M. Garry (by vote of the town) relative to establishing a department of public works in the town of Tyngsborough. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2102  SD.1219 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2102) of Cynthia Stone Creem, Edward J. Kennedy, Paul W. Mark, Joanne M. Comerford and other members of the Senate for legislation to promote energy efficient lighting, conserve energy, regulate outdoor night lighting, and reduce light pollution. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.2105  SD.2330 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2105) of Cynthia Stone Creem, Steven Owens, Vanna Howard, James K. Hawkins and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the future of heat in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.2113  SD.505 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2113) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Lydia Edwards, Liz Miranda, Vanna Howard and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to energy facilities siting reform to address environmental justice, climate, and public health. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.2135  SD.1925 By Mr. Gomez, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2135) of Adam Gomez, Mike Connolly, Rebecca L. Rausch, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a moratorium on new gas system expansion. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.2197  SD.1443 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2197) of Bruce E. Tarr, Edward J. Kennedy, Jack Patrick Lewis, Vanna Howard 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.2217  SD.1190 By Mr. Crighton, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2217) of Brendan P. Crighton, Rebecca L. Rausch, Steven Owens, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public transit electrification. Transportation.
S.2277  SD.1762 By Ms. Moran, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2277) of Susan L. Moran, Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis, Susannah M. Whipps and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase regional transit accessibility in the Commonwealth. Transportation.
S.2365  SD.500 By Mr. Gomez, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2365) of Adam Gomez, Michael O. Moore, Jack Patrick Lewis, Vanna Howard and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a zero carbon renovation fund. Joint Ways and Means.
S.2377  Senate, March 30, 2023 -- Text of the Senate bill establishing a sick leave bank for Meredith Mingolelli-Cotter, an employee of the trial court of the commonwealth (being the text of Senate, No. 2372, printed as amended)
S.2462  RESOLUTIONS CALLING ON THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT TO CONTINUE TO STAND WITH THE PEOPLE OF ISRAEL IN THEIR TIME OF NEED, SUPPORT THE VICTIMS OF THE RECENT TERRORIST ATTACK AGAINST THE STATE OF ISRAEL AND WORK TOWARDS THE SAFE RETURN OF THOSE WHO ARE BEING HELD HOSTAGE
S.2481  Senate, October 19, 2023 -- The committee on Senate Ways and Means, to whom was referred the Senate Bill to increase access to disposable menstrual products (Senate, No. 1381),- reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2481).
S.2491  Senate, October 26, 2023 -- Text of the Senate Bill to increase access to disposable menstrual products (Senate, No. 2491) (being the text of Senate, No. 2481, printed as amended)
S.2509  Senate, November 22, 2023 -- The committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill Senate, No. 2445) of Edward J. Kennedy for legislation relative to the University of Massachusetts and a certain easement located in the city of Lowell, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2509).
H.2512  HD.2486 By Representative Elliott of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2512) of Rodney M. Elliott and others relative to retirement for certain nuclear energy related employees of University of Massachusetts Lowell. Public Service.
H.2560  HD.2170 By Representative Howard of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2560) of Vanna Howard relative to certain public employee retirement system option B and option C retirees. Public Service.
S.2590  Senate, February 12, 2024 --The committee on Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 244) of Joanne M. Comerford and Susannah M. Whipps for legislation to fairly reimburse local school transportation of foster children; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 329) of Patrick M. O'Connor and David F. DeCoste for legislation to prove opportunity for youth with substance abuse needs; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 330) of Jacob R. Oliveira, Adam Scanlon, Vanna Howard, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation relative to student transportation, report the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2590).
S.2664  March , 2024 -- The committee on Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 256) of John J. Cronin, Manny Cruz and John Barrett, III for legislation to create and expand student pathways to success; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 274) of Paul R. Feeney, Jacob R. Oliveira, Adam Scanlon, Susan Williams Gifford and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve access, opportunity, and capacity in Massachusetts vocational-technical education; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 297) of Edward J. Kennedy and Joanne M. Comerford for legislation to expand dual enrollment for high school students in Gateway Cities; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 306) of Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore, Kate Lipper-Garabedian and Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation relative increase student access to career technical education schools and programs which are aligned with regional labor market needs; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 334) of Jacob R. Oliveira, Jeffrey N. Roy and Michael J. Barrett for legislation to expand high school student access to earn industry recognized credentials; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 361) of John C. Velis for legislation to expand high school student access to earn industry recognized credentials; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 362) of John C. Velis and Kelly W. Pease for legislation to expand dual enrollment for high school students in Gateway Cities, report the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2664).
S.2679  April 1, 2024 -- The committee on Higher Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 831) of Edward J. Kennedy for legislation to invest in public higher education, report the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2679).
S.2682  March 11, 2024 -- The committee on Public Health, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1382) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Vanna Howard, Sal N. DiDomenico, Rebecca L. Rausch and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve outdoor and indoor air quality for communities burdened by transportation pollution; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2131) of Christine P. Barber, Mike Connolly and others for legislation to improve outdoor and indoor air quality for communities burdened by pollution, report the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2682).
S.2709  April 1, 2024 -- The committee on Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 239) of Michael D. Brady, James K. Hawkins, Patrick M. O'Connor and Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation to establish a special commission on creating a more diversified teaching workforce in the Commonwealth; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 252) of Brendan P. Crighton for legislation to promote racially integrated schools; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 254) of Brendan P. Crighton for legislation to promote racially and culturally inclusive K-12 curriculum; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 259) of Julian Cyr, Jack Patrick Lewis, Vanna Howard and Rebecca L. Rausch for legislation relative to LGBTQ+ inclusive curriculum; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 286) of Adam Gomez and Vanna Howard for legislation to ensure diversity in public education; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Adam Gomez, Tram T. Nguyen, Steven Ultrino, Jack Patrick Lewis and others for legislation to promote racially inclusive curriculum in schools; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 299) of Robyn K. Kennedy, Steven Owens and Rebecca L. Rausch for legislation to address racial and cultural bias training in educator professional development; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 311) of Jason M. Lewis, Manny Cruz, Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to educator diversity; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 318) of Liz Miranda, Joanne M. Comerford, Lydia Edwards, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a permanent commission on American Indian and Alaska Native education; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 340) of Pavel M. Payano for legislation to enable all students to thrive: protecting a high quality, diverse educator workforce; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 344) of Rebecca L. Rausch, Jack Patrick Lewis, Joanne M. Comerford, Vanna Howard and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to celebrate and teach Native American culture and history, report the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2709).
S.2786  Senate, May 16, 2024 -- The committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1255) of Edward J. Kennedy for legislation to enhance patient education and informed consent before issuance of opioids; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1272) of Walter F. Timilty for legislation relative to non-opioid alternatives in pain treatment, report the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2786).
H.2937  HD.81 By Representatives Roy of Franklin and Vitolo of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2937) of Jeffrey N. Roy, Tommy Vitolo and others relative to tax deeds and protecting equity for homeowners facing foreclosure. Revenue.
H.3164  HD.2747 By Representatives Garballey of Arlington and Cataldo of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3164) of Sean Garballey, Simon Cataldo and others relative to improving outdoor lighting and increasing dark-sky visibility. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3193  HD.2437 By Representative Mom of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3193) of Rady Mom relative to aggregated gas power. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3580  HD.3308 By Representative Elliott of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3580) of Rodney M. Elliott relative to certain manufactured chemicals known as PFAS. Environment and Natural Resources.
H.3584  HD.1232 By Representatives Howard of Lowell and Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3584) of Vanna Howard, David M. Rogers and others that insurance providers cover a minimum of 30 days for in-patient substance abuse treatment. Financial Services.
H.3756  HD.3949 By Representative Scarsdale of Pepperell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3756) of Margaret R. Scarsdale relative to providing for full funding of regional school district transportation. Education.
H.3785  HD.2321 By Representative Flanagan of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3785) of Christopher Richard Flanagan relative to establishing a habitat conservation plan for a piping plover municipal technical assistance and monitoring program. Environment and Natural Resources.
H.3801  HD.3785 By Representative Scarsdale of Pepperell, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) of Margaret R. Scarsdale for legislation to establish a municipal building assistance program and building authority. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.4083  HD.4532 By Representative Garry of Dracut, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Colleen M. Garry and Edward J. Kennedy for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Paul O'Brien, an employee of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.4502  An Act to promote transportation electrification infrastructure
H.4624  An Act relative to municipal tax lien procedures and protections for property owners in the Commonwealth
H.4791  An Act relative to municipal tax lien procedures and protections for property owners in the Commonwealth
H.4801  An Act relative to municipal tax lien procedures and protections for property owners in the Commonwealth
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.