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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Eric P. Lesser Democrat - First Hampden and Hampshire

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  eric.lesser@masenate.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 410
Boston, MA, 02133
Phone:
(617) 722-1291
Fax:
617-722-1014

District Office

PO Box 60485
Longmeadow, MA 01106
Phone:
413-526-6501
Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
  HD.4591 An Act authorizing the city of Springfield to convert certain park land at Emerson Wight Park to construct a community Center and alleviate traffic congestion, and to acquire and dedicate replacement park land
S.41  SD.2000 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 41) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Harriette L. Chandler, Michael O. Moore, Barbara L'Italien, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation to clarify municipal authority regarding cash sureties. The Judiciary.
S.81  SD.1728 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 81) of John F. Keenan, Tom Sannicandro, Thomas J. Calter, Elizabeth A. Malia and other members of the General Court for legislation to the protect persons with a disability. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.97  HD.3202 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 97) of Kay Khan and others relative to the protection of the mental and physical health of minors from sexual orientation and/or gender identity change efforts. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.222  HD.270 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 222) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.234  SD.1640 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 234) of Karen E. Spilka, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Jason M. Lewis, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to create an innovative communities program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.253  SD.1779 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 253) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Daniel A. Wolf, Benjamin B. Downing, Kevin G. Honan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access. Education.
S.262  SD.743 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 262) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Denise Provost, Jason M. Lewis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to language opportunity for our kids. Education.
S.265  SD.1362 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 265) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jason M. Lewis, Paul R. Heroux, Stephen Kulik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to student sex education. Education.
S.268  SD.1762 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 268) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Denise Provost, Jason M. Lewis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten. Education.
S.269  SD.765 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 269) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sean Garballey, Denise Provost, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the composition of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education.
H.295  HD.3501 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Wolf, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 295) of Stephen Kulik, Daniel A. Wolf and others relative to establishing an office of rural policy. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.300  HD.1704 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 300) of Aaron Vega and others for legislation to establish a Commonwealth underutilized building repair fund within the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.351  SD.1298 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 351) of Harriette L. Chandler, Barbara L'Italien, Michael O. Moore, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a special commission on institutional long term care. Elder Affairs.
S.371  SD.41 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 371) of Daniel A. Wolf, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore, Benjamin Swan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Medicaid eligibility for seniors. Elder Affairs.
S.377  SD.1813 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 377) of Cynthia S. Creem, Ruth B. Balser, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Carmine L. Gentile and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish election day registration. Election Laws.
S.454  SD.229 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 454) of Marc R. Pacheco, Patricia A. Haddad, Peter V. Kocot, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court lfor legislation relative to recycling. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.456  HD.2070 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 456) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to establish a task force (including members of the General Court) to identify and review state laws, regulations and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts. Education.
S.482  SD.1146 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 482) of Harriette L. Chandler, Mary S. Keefe, Timothy R. Madden, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to alternatives to foreclosure. Financial Services.
S.502  SD.985 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 502) of Anne M. Gobi, Harriette L. Chandler, Marc R. Pacheco, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage. Financial Services.
S.557  SD.1021 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 557) of Karen E. Spilka, David Paul Linsky, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect access to confidential healthcare. Financial Services.
S.572  SD.1368 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 572) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Bradford R. Hill, James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the governance of the Health Policy Commission. Health Care Financing.
S.646  SD.42 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 646) of Daniel A. Wolf, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore, Benjamin Swan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility. Health Care Financing.
S.735  SD.398 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 735) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Benjamin B. Downing, Michelle M. DuBois, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity. The Judiciary.
S.807  SD.920 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 807) of James B. Eldridge, Timothy R. Madden, Peter V. Kocot, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent unnecessary vacancies in foreclosed homes. The Judiciary.
S.904  SD.1028 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 904) of Karen E. Spilka, Jason M. Lewis, Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft. The Judiciary.
S.962  SD.315 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 962) of Cynthia S. Creem, Michael O. Moore, Jason M. Lewis, Ryan C. Fattman and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to employees social media privacy protection. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.
S.983  SD.1423 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 983) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Karen E. Spilka, Harriette L. Chandler, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish pay equity. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.993  SD.496 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 993) of Michael O. Moore, Barbara L'Italien, Mary S. Keefe, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to employee benefits reporting. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.998  HD.1864 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 998) of Kate Hogan, Thomas P. Kennedy and others relative to strengthening the quality and efficiency of home health care services. Health Care Financing.
S.999  SD.310 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 999) of Marc R. Pacheco, Theodore C. Speliotis, Jason M. Lewis, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to further define standards of employee safety. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1007  SD.1048 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 1007) of Karen E. Spilka, Patricia A. Haddad, Jason M. Lewis, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards of companies in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1008  SD.1853 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1008) of Karen E. Spilka, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1040  SD.1131 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1040) of John F. Keenan, Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation to create patient choice and education in the dispensing of opiate drugs. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1042  SD.1739 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of John F. Keenan, James M. Cantwell, Daniel A. Wolf, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to responsible stewardship by drug manufacturers. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1068  SD.884 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1068) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Chris Walsh, Jason M. Lewis and Eric P. Lesser for legislation relative to streamlining municipal finance. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1080  SD.906 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1080) of Anne M. Gobi, Brian M. Ashe, Todd M. Smola, Sean Garballey and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1104  SD.1474 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1104) of Karen E. Spilka, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Keiko M. Orrall, Eric P. Lesser and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to local licenses and permits. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1206  SD.235 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1206) of Marc R. Pacheco, James J. O'Day, Chris Walsh, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to patient safety. Public Health.
S.1470  SD.1402 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1470) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Harriette L. Chandler, Robert M. Koczera, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. Revenue.
S.1474  SD.1357 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1474) of Benjamin B. Downing, Patricia D. Jehlen, Chris Walsh, Jose F. Tosado and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional transportation ballot initiatives. Revenue.
S.1524  SD.1699 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1524) of Mark C. Montigny, Jason M. Lewis, Michael J. Barrett, Michael S. Day and other members of the General Court for legislation to close a corporate tax haven loophole. Revenue.
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.
S.1761  SD.633 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1761) of Benjamin B. Downing, Kevin G. Honan, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home energy efficiency. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1769  HD.736 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1769) of Ellen Story, Joan B. Lovely and others for legislation to require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions for employees or prospective employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1779  SD.494 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1779) of Michael O. Moore, Barbara L'Italien, Mary S. Keefe, Timothy R. Whelan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1817  SD.342 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1817) of Cynthia S. Creem, Jason M. Lewis, Ryan C. Fattman, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate the use of automatic license plate reader systems. Transportation.
S.1857  SD.1266 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1857) of Thomas M. McGee, Brian M. Ashe, Sean Garballey, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to direct the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to assess the current status of the commonwealth’s transportation system. Transportation.
H.1867  HD.3556 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1867) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to establish a Hampshire-Franklin commission on the status of women. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1935  HD.3241 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1935) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances. Public Health.
S.2146  SD.2467 Resolutions MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES SENATE TO SWIFTLY AND DILIGENTLY FULFILL ITS CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO CONSIDER THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES’ NOMINEE TO THE SUPREME COURT
S.2197  Resolutions (filed by Messrs. Tarr and Brady, Ms. L’Italien, Messrs. McGee and Joyce, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Timilty, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Donoghue, Mr. Lesser, Ms. O’Connor Ives, Ms. Chandler and Messrs. Eldridge and Fattman) “commending Roberta "Bobbi" Gibb on the fiftieth anniversary of her achievement as the first woman to run the Boston Marathon.”
S.2198  Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler, Messrs. Tarr, Rosenberg, Brady, Barrett, and Brownsberger, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Creem, Messrs. deMacedo, DiDomenico and Donnelly, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Downing, Eldridge and Fattman, Ms. Flanagan, Forry and Gobi, Mr. Humason, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Joyce, Keenan and Lesser, Ms. L'Italien and Lovely, Messrs. McGee, Montigny and Moore, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Rodrigues and Ross, Ms. Spilka, Messrs. Timilty, Welch and Wolf) “congratulating Senator Marc R. Pacheco on being conferred the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Star for services to the Republic of Austria.”
S.2458  SD.2588 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joan B. Lovely and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Ellen Story Commission on Postpartum Depression. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.2473  HD.613 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2473) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to provide certain tax credits for investments in gateway municipalities. Revenue.
S.2490  Senate, May 24, 2016 – Text of amendment (120) (offered by Senator Chang-Diaz) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 4) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2017 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements.
S.2516  SD.2762 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2516) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anne M. Gobi, Susannah M. Whipps Lee, Eric P. Lesser, Ellen Story and others for legislation to designate a certain boat launch area in the town of Pelham as the William E. Pula fishing area. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3026  HD.2490 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3026) of Peter V. Kocot and others relative to improving passenger rail service between Springfield and Boston. Transportation.
H.3184  HD.3692 By Mr. Tosado of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jose F. Tosado and Eric P. Lesser for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Deborah Hawkins, an employee of the Office of the State Auditor. Public Service.
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.3366  HD.3762 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others for legislation to designate the Boston Cream Pie Cupcake as the official cupcake of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3391  HD.1684 By Representatives Donahue of Worcester and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3391) of Daniel M. Donahue, Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to unfunded mandates on public schools. Education.
H.3485  HD.1703 By Mr. Tosado of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3485) of Jose F. Tosado and others for legislation to establish the gateway municipality public safety program. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3755  HD.4081 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John V. Fernandes, Maura Healey (Attorney General) and others relative to the trafficking of fentanyl. The Judiciary.
H.4160  HD.4556 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul W. Mark and others for the adoption of resolutions by the General Court relative to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities. Higher Education.
H.4329  HD.4766 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joseph F. Wagner, Eric P. Lesser and Thomas M. Petrolati (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance be authorized to grant certain easements in the city of Chicopee. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4454  HD.4772 By Mr. Tosado of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of José F. Tosado and Eric P. Lesser that the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance be authorized to convey certain parcels of land in the city of Springfield. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.