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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator John C. Velis Democrat - Hampden and Hampshire

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S.62  SD.780 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 62) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to data transparency in the cannabis industry. Cannabis Policy.
S.129  SD.1391 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 129) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to medication-assisted treatment. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.138  SD.767 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 138) of John C. Velis and Kelly W. Pease for legislation to authorize municipalities to use funds for flood control infrastructure and floodplain preservation. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.139  SD.1178 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 139) of John C. Velis for legislation to establish the MassMade Program. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.220  SD.742 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 220) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to vehicle recalls. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.221  SD.926 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 221) of John C. Velis for legislation to promote economic recovery for restaurants and bars. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.222  SD.2315 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 222) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to the collection of debt. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.359  SD.764 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 359) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to school districts in receivership and the Massachusetts School Building Authority. Education.
S.360  SD.1182 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 360) of John C. Velis, Danillo A. Sena and Ryan C. Fattman for legislation to establish an elementary and secondary school robotics grant program. Education.
S.361  SD.2272 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 361) of John C. Velis for legislation to expand high school student access to earn industry recognized credentials. Education.
S.362  SD.2301 By Mr. Velis, a petition (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. Education.
S.363  SD.2412 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 363) of John C. Velis for legislation to support communities and immigrants. Education.
S.588  SD.894 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 588) of John C. Velis and Kelly W. Pease for legislation to study the effect of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in commercial products. Environment and Natural Resources.
S.589  SD.950 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 589) of John C. Velis and Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. for legislation relative to the costs imposed upon the municipal and district ratepayers due to public drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems capital upgrades. Environment and Natural Resources.
S.590  SD.2266 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 590) of John C. Velis, Jack Patrick Lewis, Vanna Howard, Steven George Xiarhos and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit the sale of fur products. Environment and Natural Resources.
H.632  HD.191 By Representative Kane of Shrewsbury and Senator Velis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 632) of Hannah Kane, John C. Velis and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the financial abuse of elders. Elder Affairs.
S.719  SD.749 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 719) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to continuing insurance education. Financial Services.
S.720  SD.886 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 720) of John C. Velis for legislation to strengthen the state credit union charter. Financial Services.
S.721  SD.890 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 721) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to unilateral contract changes. Financial Services.
S.722  SD.961 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 722) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to the practice of acupuncture. Financial Services.
S.811  SD.224 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 811) of John C. Velis for legislation to address the financial sustainability of the Health Safety Net. Health Care Financing.
S.849  SD.777 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 849) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to opioid overdose prevention in college housing. Higher Education.
S.1133  SD.73 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1133) of John C. Velis for legislation to establish the Massachusetts judicial security act. The Judiciary.
S.1134  SD.208 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1134) of John C. Velis, Joanne M. Comerford and James B. Eldridge for legislation to clarify insurance liability for foster care providers. The Judiciary.
S.1135  SD.871 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1135) of John C. Velis for legislation to establish penalties for the filing of false reports against police officers. The Judiciary.
S.1136  SD.917 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1136) of John C. Velis and Steven George Xiarhos for legislation relative to domestic violence reports and confidentiality. The Judiciary.
S.1137  SD.953 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1137) of John C. Velis and James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to legal advertisements in online-only newspapers. The Judiciary.
S.1138  SD.1202 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1138) of John C. Velis for legislation to improve the administration of justice in probate and family court. The Judiciary.
S.1139  SD.1266 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1139) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to transmitting indecent visual depictions by teens and the unlawful distribution of explicit images. The Judiciary.
S.1140  SD.1422 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1140) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to dangerousness hearings. The Judiciary.
S.1141  SD.1911 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1141) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to the length of wiretap warrants. The Judiciary.
S.1142  SD.2295 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1142) of John C. Velis, Patrick M. O'Connor, Jack Patrick Lewis, Steven George Xiarhos and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the humane protection of animals. The Judiciary.
S.1143  SD.2319 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1143) of John C. Velis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and Kelly W. Pease for legislation relative to wagering on recreational games at senior centers. The Judiciary.
S.1231  SD.1333 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1231) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to employee leave of absence to appear in probate and family court. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1232  SD.2234 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1232) of John C. Velis and Adam Scanlon for legislation to expand the community college training incentive program. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1233  SD.2283 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1233) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to community college tuition. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1273  SD.762 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1273) of John C. Velis, Mark C. Montigny, James K. Hawkins, Patrick M. O'Connor and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the mental health of children in schools. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
S.1274  SD.885 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1274) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to Narcan availability in schools. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
S.1275  SD.895 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1275) of John C. Velis for legislation establishing a commission to study the availability of a continuum of care for persons with substance use disorder. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
S.1276  SD.2309 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1276) of John C. Velis for legislation to address mental health and substance use needs. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
S.1473  SD.210 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1473) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to licensure demographics. Public Health.
S.1474  SD.827 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1474) of John C. Velis, Patrick M. O'Connor, Anne M. Gobi, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to sudden cardiac arrest awareness. Public Health.
S.1475  SD.1828 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1475) of John C. Velis for legislation to establish the Lead Poisoning Prevention Trust Fund. Public Health.
S.1603  SD.213 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1603) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to paper warrants and persons on probation. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1604  SD.215 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1604) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to the health of correctional employees. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1605  SD.869 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1605) of John C. Velis for legislation related to public safety and police evidence review. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1606  SD.1314 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1606) of John C. Velis, Michael O. Moore and Brian M. Ashe for legislation to protect our waterways. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1607  SD.1680 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1607) of John C. Velis and Brian M. Ashe for legislation relative to increasing public safety. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1608  SD.2095 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1608) of John C. Velis and Michael D. Brady for legislation relative to the equality of wage and recruitment of the Massachusetts State Police. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1746  SD.200 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1746) of John C. Velis, John J. Cronin, John F. Keenan, James K. Hawkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to correct inequities regarding the retirement of state-employed and special authority-employed police officers. Public Service.
S.1747  SD.201 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1747) of John C. Velis for legislation to regard retirement of public authority law enforcement employee groups. Public Service.
S.1748  SD.205 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1748) of John C. Velis for legislation to provide fair and equitable line of duty death benefits for public employees. Public Service.
S.1749  SD.207 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1749) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to accidental disability retirement for police officers and firefighters. Public Service.
S.1750  SD.746 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1750) of John C. Velis, Steven George Xiarhos, Sal N. DiDomenico and Ryan C. Fattman for legislation relative to veterans' buyback. Public Service.
S.1751  SD.760 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1751) of John C. Velis for legislation to regulate education administrator retirement. Public Service.
S.1752  SD.841 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1752) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to the definition of Veteran for public retirees. Public Service.
S.1753  SD.851 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1753) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to the veteran allowance for public retirees. Public Service.
S.1754  SD.866 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1754) of John C. Velis for legislation to protect veterans’ preference in hiring practices. Public Service.
S.1755  SD.977 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1755) of John C. Velis and Ryan C. Fattman for legislation to clarify call firefighters rights. Public Service.
S.1957  SD.197 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1957) of John C. Velis for legislation to establish a vendors’ collection allowance. Revenue.
S.1958  SD.1199 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1958) of John C. Velis and Kelly W. Pease for legislation relative to qualified data centers in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1959  SD.1368 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1959) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to provide tax relief. Revenue.
S.1960  SD.1536 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1960) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to uniformity among veteran tax exemptions. Revenue.
S.1961  SD.1537 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1961) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to effective dates of property taxes. Revenue.
S.1962  SD.1855 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1962) of John C. Velis, Steven George Xiarhos and Kelly W. Pease for legislation to increase veterans' property tax exemptions. Revenue.
S.2077  SD.1179 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2077) of John C. Velis and Kelly W. Pease for legislation to establish 413 Day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2185  SD.741 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2185) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to the maximum storage charges on motor vehicles involuntarily towed. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.2306  SD.196 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2306) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to Purple Heart registration plates. Transportation.
S.2307  SD.1184 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2307) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to Chapter 90B vehicle registration. Transportation.
S.2308  SD.2304 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2308) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to unmanned aerial vehicles in the Commonwealth. Transportation.
S.2356  SD.164 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2356) of John C. Velis, John F. Keenan, Daniel J. Hunt, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase annuity for disabled Veterans and Gold Star families. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2357  SD.183 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2357) of John C. Velis, Hannah Kane and Steven George Xiarhos for legislation relative to recognition of the "Honor and Remember" flag in the Commonwealth. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2358  SD.209 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2358) of John C. Velis, Deborah B. Goldberg, Treasurer and Receiver General and Jack Patrick Lewis for legislation to promote equality in veterans' bonus eligibility. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2359  SD.1193 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2359) of John C. Velis, Adam Scanlon and Steven George Xiarhos for legislation relative to EMT certification of veterans and military medics. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2360  SD.1207 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2360) of John C. Velis for legislation to establish the women's veterans network. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2361  SD.1402 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2361) of John C. Velis for legislation relative to military childcare, innovation, learning and development. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2362  SD.2001 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2362) of John C. Velis for legislation to clarify the duties of the adjutant general. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2363  SD.2016 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2363) of John C. Velis for legislation to improve health and safety standards at state-operated veterans' homes. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2364  SD.2072 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2364) of John C. Velis, Jacob R. Oliveira, Steven George Xiarhos and Steven S. Howitt for legislation relative to soldiers' home eligibility for certain national guard members. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2369  SD.2481 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2369) of John C. Velis (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the retirement of Greg Heath, a former firefighter of the city of Westfield. Public Service. [Local approval received]
S.2393  SD.2540 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2393) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John C. Velis for legislation to authorize the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance to convey certain parcels of land to the city of Westfield. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2423  SD.2693 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2423) of John C. Velis and Kelly W. Pease (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to amend the charter of the city of Westfield. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local approval received]
S.2442  SD.2454 By Mr. Velis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2442) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John C. Velis, Daniel R. Carey and Jacob R. Oliveira for legislation to ensure transparent ticket pricing. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.2547  Senate, January 8, 2024 -- Substituted as a new draft (Senator Velis) for the Senate Bill amending the charter of the city of Westfield (Senate, No. 2423).
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.