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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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

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  HD.1506 By Representative Whipps of Athol and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) of Susannah M. Whipps and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize persons sixteen years of age or older to vote in town elections in the town of Wendell. Election Laws.
  HD.3450 By Representative Whipps of Athol and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) of Susannah M. Whipps and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) that the town of Warwick be authorized to grant non-citizen permanent residents the right to vote in municipal elections. Election Laws.
  HD.4235 An Act authorizing the town of Whately to continue the employment of Edwin Zaniewski
S.87  SD.640 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 87) of Joanne M. Comerford and Vanna Howard for legislation to establish a Foster Parents' Bill of Rights. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.88  SD.641 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 88) of Joanne M. Comerford, Sal N. DiDomenico and Vanna Howard for legislation to establish the Massachusetts foster care review office. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.89  SD.1040 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 89) of Joanne M. Comerford, Mindy Domb, Mike Connolly and Joan B. Lovely for legislation relative to spouses as caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.293  SD.409 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 293) of Joanne M. Comerford, Christina A. Minicucci, Adam J. Scanlon, Patricia A. Duffy and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand opportunities to demonstrate academic achievement. Education.
S.294  SD.417 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 294) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Adam G. Hinds 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.295  SD.419 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 295) of Joanne M. Comerford, Michael O. Moore and Christina A. Minicucci for legislation to establish a Special Education Funding Reform Commission. Education.
S.296  SD.420 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 296) of Joanne M. Comerford, Patricia A. Duffy, Michael O. Moore and Elizabeth A. Malia for legislation to promote equity in school building assistance and ensuring best practice incentives are available for all school building projects. Education.
S.297  SD.1855 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 297) of Joanne M. Comerford, Mindy Domb, Maria Duaime Robinson, Christina A. Minicucci and other members of the General Court for legislation to respond to the COVID-19 emergency by instituting a moratorium of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System. Education.
S.454  SD.634 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 454) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation to limit political spending by foreign-influenced corporations. Election Laws.
S.455  SD.635 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 455) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation relative to political campaign contributions. Election Laws.
S.456  SD.1854 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 456) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation to allow individuals to protect their voter information. Election Laws.
S.502  SD.1036 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 502) of Joanne M. Comerford, Hannah Kane, Brendan P. Crighton, Brian W. Murray and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote agriculture. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.636  SD.531 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 636) of Joanne M. Comerford, Ruth B. Balser, Michael O. Moore, Thomas M. Stanley and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the continuity of care for mental health treatment. Financial Services.
S.637  SD.1184 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 637) of Joanne M. Comerford, Anne M. Gobi, Jack Patrick Lewis, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the health insurance prior authorization process. Financial Services.
S.748  SD.527 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 748) of Joanne M. Comerford, Harriette L. Chandler, Bruce E. Tarr, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the Senate for legislation to support equal access to community care for elders and the disabled. Health Care Financing.
S.749  SD.1031 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 749) of Joanne M. Comerford, Michael D. Brady, Jack Patrick Lewis, Carmine Lawrence Gentile and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the homes of seniors and disabled people on MassHealth. Health Care Financing.
S.750  SD.1033 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 750) of Joanne M. Comerford, Michael D. Brady, Brendan P. Crighton, Smitty Pignatelli and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve access to dental care in the Commonwealth. Health Care Financing.
H.777  HD.3738 By Representative Domb of Amherst and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 777) of Mindy Domb and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) relative to providing for ranked-choice voting in the city known as the town of Amherst. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
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.825  SD.421 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 825) of Joanne M. Comerford, Michael O. Moore and Elizabeth A. Malia for legislation to improve access to affordable higher education. Higher Education.
S.826  SD.422 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 826) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation to expand access to higher education tuition and fee waivers for adopted foster children. Higher Education.
H.830  HD.897 By Representative Sabadosa of Northampton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 830) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa and Joanne M. Comerford (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to amending the charter of the city of Northampton to allow residents sixteen years or age or older to vote in preliminary and city elections. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
H.831  HD.900 By Representative Sabadosa of Northampton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 831) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa and Joanne M. Comerford (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative amending the charter of the city of Northampton to allow for early mail-in ballots in said city. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
H.832  HD.904 By Representative Sabadosa of Northampton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 832) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa and Joanne M. Comerford (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to amending the charter of the city of Northampton to allow resident non-citizens to vote in preliminary and city elections. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
S.868  SD.565 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 868) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jason M. Lewis, Jack Patrick Lewis, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to empower cities and towns to impose a fee on certain real estate transactions to support affordable housing. Housing.
S.954  SD.385 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 954) of Joanne M. Comerford, Susannah M. Whipps, Jack Patrick Lewis, Hannah Kane and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to donations of food to persons in need. The Judiciary.
S.955  SD.1041 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 955) of Joanne M. Comerford 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.
S.956  SD.1183 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 956) of Joanne M. Comerford, Adam Gomez, Brendan P. Crighton, Julian Cyr and other members of the Senate for legislation to protect LGBTQ victims. The Judiciary.
S.957  SD.1776 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 957) of Joanne M. Comerford, Susan L. Moran and Elizabeth A. Malia for legislation to empower individuals affected by substance abuse to rebuild their lives. The Judiciary.
S.1169  SD.639 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1169) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation relative to posting employment opportunities. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1266  SD.298 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1266) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis, Brian W. Murray, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for legislation to add a suicide prevention hotline number on student identification cards. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
S.1381  SD.529 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1381) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation relative to the board of registration in naturopathy. Public Health.
S.1382  SD.579 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1382) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jason M. Lewis, Patricia A. Duffy, Michael O. Moore and others for legislation relative to healthy and green public schools. Public Health.
S.1383  SD.612 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1383) of Joanne M. Comerford and Christina A. Minicucci for legislation to prohibit non-consensual pelvic examinations. Public Health.
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.1385  SD.1045 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1385) of Joanne M. Comerford, William N. Brownsberger, James B. Eldridge, Brian M. Ashe and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce incidence and death from pancreatic cancer. Public Health.
S.1386  SD.1067 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1386) of Joanne M. Comerford, Hannah Kane, Thomas M. Stanley, Susannah M. Whipps and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to accelerate improvements to the local and regional public health system to address disparities in the delivery of public health services. Public Health.
S.1387  SD.1853 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1387) of Joanne M. Comerford, Michael O. Moore, Elizabeth A. Malia, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to restrict toxic PFAS chemicals in consumer products to protect our health. Public Health.
S.1388  SD.2026 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1388) of Joanne M. Comerford, Kay Khan, Rebecca L. Rausch and Michael O. Moore for legislation to establish health equity at all levels in government. Public Health.
S.1555  SD.1042 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1555) of Joanne M. Comerford, Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Jack Patrick Lewis and Erika Uyterhoeven for legislation to provide for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons to the commonwealth of Massachusetts. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1556  SD.1049 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by resolutions, Senate, No. 1556) of Joanne M. Comerford, Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Patrick M. O'Connor, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1672  SD.526 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1672) of Joanne M. Comerford, Sal N. DiDomenico and Christopher Hendricks for legislation to extend veterans retirement buyback opportunities. Public Service.
S.1673  SD.1851 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1673) of Joanne M. Comerford and Paul W. Mark for legislation to exempt Barbara Killeen from certain requirements of the retired municipal teacher program. Public Service.
S.1821  SD.1039 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1821) of Joanne M. Comerford, Michael J. Barrett, Tami L. Gouveia and Eric P. Lesser for legislation to improve the earned income credit for working families. Revenue.
S.1822  SD.1852 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1822) of Joanne M. Comerford, Hannah Kane, Brian W. Murray, Paul A. Schmid, III and other members of the General Court for legislation to support the commonwealth's farmers. Revenue.
S.2026  SD.638 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2026) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis and Elizabeth A. Malia relative to the promulgation of State Building Code regulations to allow for gender neutral bathrooms. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2027  SD.664 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2027) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis, Jason M. Lewis, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation for the issuance of an annual proclamation by the Governor to designate the second Monday in October as indigenous people's day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2028  SD.698 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2028) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis, Michael D. Brady, Maria Duaime Robinson and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the podokesaurus holyokensis as the official dinosaur of the commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2029  SD.1046 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2029) of Joanne M. Comerford and John Barrett, III for legislation to advance equity for rural communities receiving state grants. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2030  SD.1774 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2030) of Joanne M. Comerford, Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Jack Patrick Lewis, Erika Uyterhoeven and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a jail and prison construction moratorium. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2031  SD.1775 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2031) of Joanne M. Comerford, Erika Uyterhoeven and Jack Patrick Lewis for legislation to provide federal and state budget information to residents of the commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2143  SD.661 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2143) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation to protect consumers from unreasonable utility rate increases. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.2144  SD.675 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2144) of Joanne M. Comerford and Michael O. Moore for legislation to promote local energy investment and infrastructure modernization. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2144  HD.3223 By Representative Carey of Easthampton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2144) of Daniel R. Carey and Joanne M. Comerford that the Hampshire County Regional Housing Authority be authorized to convey a certain parcel of land in the town of South Hadley to the South Hadley Housing Authority. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.2145  SD.1047 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2145) of Joanne M. Comerford, Michael O. Moore and Elizabeth A. Malia for legislation to expand equitable access for solar energy net metering. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2189  HD.1758 By Representative Mark of Peru and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2189) of Paul W. Mark and Joanne M. Comerford (with the approval of the city council) that the city known as the town of Greenfield be authorized to lease a certain parcel of land on Leyden Road in said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2202  HD.908 By Representative Sabadosa of Northampton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2202) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa and Joanne M. Comerford (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to amending the charter of the city of Northampton. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2282  SD.411 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2282) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jason M. Lewis, Julian Cyr, Rebecca L. Rausch and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to gender identity on Massachusetts identification. Transportation.
S.2283  SD.1037 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2283) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation to promote safety by permitting municipalities to reduce speed limits. Transportation.
S.2284  SD.1038 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2284) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation relative to the Transportation Infrastructure Enhancement Trust Fund municipal reporting requirements. Transportation.
S.2285  SD.1043 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2285) of Joanne M. Comerford, Kay Khan, Susan L. Moran and Michael O. Moore for legislation to facilitate better interactions between police officers and persons with autism spectrum disorder. Transportation.
S.2286  SD.1044 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2286) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation to facilitate cost efficient transportation. Transportation.
S.2395  SD.530 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2395) of Joanne M. Comerford for legislation to provide for timely reimbursement of cities and towns for veterans’ benefits. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2457  SD.1035 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (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. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2563  HD.1695 By Representative Blais of Sunderland and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2563) of Natalie M. Blais and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) that the town of Whately be authorized to continue the employment of Gary Stone, a member of the fire department of said town. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2564  HD.1699 By Representative Blais of Sunderland and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2564) of Natalie M. Blais and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) the town of Whately be authorized to continue the employment of William Smith, a member of the fire department of said town. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2851  HD.1018 By Representative Connolly of Cambridge and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2851) of Mike Connolly, Joanne M. Comerford and others relative to further regulating tax revenue. Revenue.
H.3799  HD.3585 By Representative Blais of Sunderland and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3799) of Natalie M. Blais and Joanne M. Comerford (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Deerfield to continue the employment of police department members Robert Warger, Joseph Mieczkowski, and Raymond Burniske, notwithstanding the maximum age requirement. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3900  HD.4231 By Representative Sabadosa of Northampton and Senator Comerford, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3900) 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 amend a certain conservation easement in said city. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.