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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Joanne M. Comerford Democrat - Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester

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  SD.2609 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation to quantify the SPED Gap by comparing actual special education costs to current special education assistance. Education.
  HD.4612 An Act authorizing the city known as the town of Greenfield to lease a certain parcel of land
S.11  SD.2242 Senate, January 24, 2019 -- Offered by Senators Joanne M. Comerford and Bruce E. Tarr relative to forming a Special Senate working group to assess the ongoing impacts of the federal shutdown.
S.28  SD.940 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 28) of Joanne M. Comerford, Rebecca L. Rausch and Mindy Domb for legislation relative to spouses as caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.29  SD.1431 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 29) of Joanne M. Comerford, Mindy Domb and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to establish the Massachusetts foster care review office. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.30  SD.1432 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 30) of Joanne M. Comerford, Bruce E. Tarr, Mindy Domb and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to establish a Foster Parents' Bill of Rights. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.31  SD.1433 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 31) of Joanne M. Comerford, Natalie M. Higgins, James B. Eldridge, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for coordinated data and assistance to address family homelessness. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.72  HD.3780 By Representative Blais of Sunderland and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 72) of Natalie M. Blais and Joanne M. Comerford for an investigation by a task force (including members of the General Court) to address the statewide impacts of the 2018-2019 federal government shutdown.
S.247  SD.937 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 247) of Joanne M. Comerford, Tami L. Gouveia, Jack Patrick Lewis, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit the use of Native American mascots by public schools in the Commonwealth. Education.
S.248  SD.977 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 248) of Joanne M. Comerford, Natalie M. Blais and Mindy Domb for legislation to evaluate providing additional educational assistance to school districts with low or declining enrollment. Education.
S.249  SD.984 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 249) of Joanne M. Comerford and Mindy Domb for legislation to ensure best practice incentives are available for all school building projects. Education.
S.250  SD.2073 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 250) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis, Julian Cyr, Mindy Domb and other members of the General Court for legislation to add a suicide prevention hotline number on student identification cards. Education.
S.393  SD.928 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 393) of Joanne M. Comerford, Mindy Domb and Paul R. Feeney for legislation to limit political spending by foreign-influenced corporations. Election Laws.
S.394  SD.929 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 394) of Joanne M. Comerford and Mindy Domb for legislation relative to political campaign contributions. Election Laws.
H.409  HD.3168 By Representative Blais of Sunderland and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 409) of Natalie M. Blais, Joanne M. Comerford and others that the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education be authorized to conduct a feasibility study of an adjustment to the formula for aid to be allocated to school districts with low or declining enrollment as a component of the foundation budget process. Education.
S.438  SD.1438 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 438) of Joanne M. Comerford, Brian M. Ashe, John Barrett, III, Natalie M. Blais and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote healthy soils and agricultural innovation within the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.555  SD.932 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 555) of Joanne M. Comerford, Ruth B. Balser, Mindy Domb, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation relative to the continuity of care for mental health treatment. Financial Services.
S.556  SD.2027 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 556) of Joanne M. Comerford, Michael J. Barrett and Mindy Domb for legislation relative to authorize telemedicine services. Financial Services.
S.667  SD.931 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 667) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jason M. Lewis, Thomas M. Stanley, Mary S. Keefe and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve access to dental care in the Commonwealth. Health Care Financing.
S.668  SD.998 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 668) of Joanne M. Comerford, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Bradford Hill, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to support equal access to community care for elders and the disabled. Health Care Financing.
S.741  SD.740 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 741) of Joanne M. Comerford, Tami L. Gouveia, Natalie M. Blais, 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.
S.869  SD.934 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 869) of Joanne M. Comerford, Hannah Kane, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Susan Williams Gifford and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to donations of food to persons in need. The Judiciary.
S.870  SD.2164 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 870) of Joanne M. Comerford, Julian Cyr, Rebecca L. Rausch, Jack Patrick Lewis and others for legislation relative to protecting LGBTQ victims. The Judiciary.
S.871  SD.2215 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 871) of Joanne M. Comerford, Brian M. Ashe, Natalie M. Blais, Mindy Domb and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit the use of public funds to pay awards, fines or settlements in cases where public officials are found responsible or guilty of sexual harassment or assault. The Judiciary.
H.873  HD.3065 By Representative Schmid of Westport and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 873) of Paul A. Schmid, III, Joanne M. Comerford and others for legislation to promote healthy soils and agricultural innovation. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.1053  SD.962 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1053) of Joanne M. Comerford, José F. Tosado, Maria Duaime Robinson, Mike Connolly and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a special commission to foster greater opportunities for skilled immigrants in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1054  SD.1435 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1054) of Joanne M. Comerford, Mindy Domb and Paul R. Feeney for legislation to identify corporate irresponsibility . Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1219  SD.935 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1219) of Joanne M. Comerford, Mindy Domb, Rebecca L. Rausch, Cynthia Stone Creem and others for legislation to prohibit non-consensual pelvic examinations. Public Health.
S.1220  SD.936 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1220) of Joanne M. Comerford, Julian Cyr, Mindy Domb, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to advance health equity. Public Health.
S.1221  SD.939 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1221) of Joanne M. Comerford, Julian Cyr and Mindy Domb for legislation to expand care for medically underserved areas of the Commonwealth. Public Health.
S.1222  SD.1715 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1222) of Joanne M. Comerford and Diana DiZoglio for legislation relative to the board of registration in naturopathy. Public Health.
S.1613  SD.948 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1613) of Joanne M. Comerford and Mindy Domb for legislation to support farming on non-contiguous land. Revenue.
S.1614  SD.981 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1614) of Joanne M. Comerford, Natalie M. Blais, Marcos A. Devers, Mindy Domb and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the earned income credit for working families . Revenue.
H.1717  HD.1193 By Representative Gouveia of Acton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1717) of Tami L. Gouveia, Joanne M. Comerford and others relative to the public health and public safety outcomes of the use of fentanyl testing strips by individuals addicted to opioid and other substances. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1808  HD.3309 By Representative Mark of Peru and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1808) of Paul W. Mark and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) relative to land in Bernardston. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1819  SD.1619 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1819) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis, Jason M. Lewis, Mike Connolly and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide federal and state budget information to residents of the commonwealth . State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1932  SD.987 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1932) of Joanne M. Comerford, William N. Brownsberger, Mike Connolly, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote local energy investment and infrastructure modernization. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1933  SD.993 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1933) of Joanne M. Comerford, Natalie M. Blais, Mike Connolly, Mindy Domb and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect ratepayers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1934  SD.1793 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1934) of Joanne M. Comerford, Brian M. Ashe, Natalie M. Blais, Mindy Domb and other members of the General Court for legislation to require public interest considerations in gas infrastructure expansion proceedings. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1935  SD.2212 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1935) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jennifer E. Benson, Mike Connolly, Julian Cyr and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a net zero stretch energy code. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.2054  SD.1429 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2054) of Joanne M. Comerford, John Barrett, III, Natalie M. Blais, Adam G. Hinds and other members of the General Court for legislation to examine the feasibility of rail service between North Adams, Greenfield and Boston. Transportation.
S.2055  SD.2047 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2055) of Joanne M. Comerford, Rebecca L. Rausch, Michael J. Barrett, Natalie M. Blais and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to gender identity on Massachusetts identification. Transportation.
S.2154  SD.1440 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2154) of Joanne M. Comerford and Mindy Domb for legislation to provide for timely reimbursement of cities and towns for veterans’ benefits. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2155  SD.1542 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by resolutions, Senate, No. 2155) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis, Mike Connolly, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to prohibit nuclear weapons. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2156  SD.1565 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by resolutions, Senate, No. 2156) of Joanne M. Comerford and Mindy Domb for legislation in support of a congressional investigation regarding impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2157  SD.1688 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 2157) of Joanne M. Comerford, Mike Connolly, James B. Eldridge, Rebecca L. Rausch and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a citizens commission concerning the commonwealth of Massachusetts being in alignment with the UN treaty on the prohibition of nuclear weapons. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2291  SD.2496 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2291) of Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) for legislation to grant noncitizen permanent residents in the town of Warwick the right to vote in municipal elections. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2302  SD.2501 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2302) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joanne M. Comerford, Natalie M. Blais, Daniel R. Carey, Mindy Domb and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Hampshire Council of Governments. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.2336  SD.2482 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2336) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joanne M. Comerford and Daniel R. Carey for legislation relative to posting employment opportunities. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.2337  SD.2483 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2337) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joanne M. Comerford, William L. Crocker, Jr., Donald F. Humason, Jr., Nika C. Elugardo and other members of the General Court for legislation to extend veterans retirement buyback opportunities. Public Service.
H.2424  HD.3221 By Representative Connolly of Cambridge and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2424) of Mike Connolly, Joanne M. Comerford and others relative to certain taxable income rates. Revenue.
H.2552  HD.3941 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2552) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Joanne M. Comerford and others for legislation to authorize cities and towns to impose local excise taxes on certain property sales. Revenue.
H.2686  HD.2749 By Representative Domb of Amherst and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2686) of Mindy Domb, Joanne M. Comerford and others relative to the promulgation of State Building Code regulations to allow for gender neutral bathrooms. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2865  HD.3931 By Representative Gouveia of Acton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2865) of Tami L. Gouveia, Joanne M. Comerford and others for legislation to establish a net zero stretch energy code. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3313  HD.1189 By Representative Gouveia of Acton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3313) of Tami L. Gouveia, Joanne M. Comerford and others relative to allowing narcotics testing products. The Judiciary.
H.3832  HD.3171 By Representative Blais of Sunderland and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3832) of Natalie M. Blais, Joanne M. Comerford and others relative to the municipal reporting requirements of the Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Trust Fund. Financial Services.
H.3907  HD.4300 By Representative Mark of Peru and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3907) of Paul W. Mark and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) that the town of Northfield be authorized to increase the size of the board of selectmen from three to five members. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3986  HD.4359 By Representative Mark of Peru and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3986) of Paul W. Mark and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) that the town of Leyden be authorized to continue the employment of Gilda Galvis, an employee of the police department of said town. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4066  HD.4465 By Representative Blais of Sunderland and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4066) of Natalie M. Blais and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) relative to the board of selectmen in the town of Sunderland. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4101  HD.4504 By Representative Domb of Amherst and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4101) of Mindy Domb and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) relative to establishing the appointed office of town clerk in the town of Pelham. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4102  HD.4507 By Representative Sabadosa of Northampton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4102) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa and Joanne M. Comerford (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Northampton be authorized to disqualify bidders on municipal contracts in said city who participate in the design, manufacture or maintenance of nuclear weapons. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4123  HD.4119 By Representative Sabadosa of Northampton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa and Joanne M. Comerford that the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance be authorized to convey certain parcels of land in the city of Northampton. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.