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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Karen E. Spilka Democrat - Second Middlesex and Norfolk

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President of the Senate
  Karen.Spilka@masenate.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 332
Boston, MA, 02133
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Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
S.63  SD.427 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 63) of Karen E. Spilka, Kay Khan and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to revise the interstate compact on the placement of children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.64  SD.697 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 64) of Flanagan, Jehlen and Spilka for legislation to expand juvenile jurisdiction, increase public safety and protect children from harm [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
S.65  SD.1288 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 65) of Spilka for legislation regarding the reinstatement of parental rights for certain children [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
S.66  SD.1292 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 66) of Karen E. Spilka, Paul J. Donato, James B. Eldridge, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation regarding families and children engaged in services [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
S.78  SD.781 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 78) of Karen E. Spilka, Carolyn C. Dykema and Chris Walsh for legislation to expand the ability of communities to use community preservation funds. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.133  SD.410 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 133) of Karen E. Spilka and Anne M. Gobi for legislation to protect consumers who hold credit cards. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.134  SD.737 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 134) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to form a commission on for-profit schools [Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure].
S.231  SD.367 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 231) of Karen E. Spilka, Carolyn C. Dykema, James B. Eldridge and Chris Walsh for legislation to establish a charter school working group. Education.
S.232  SD.598 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 232) of Karen E. Spilka, Sal N. DiDomenico, Tom Sannicandro, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve science education in the Commonwealth. Education.
S.233  SD.599 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 233) of Karen E. Spilka, Stephen L. DiNatale, Carolyn C. Dykema, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the special education circuit breaker. Education.
S.236  SD.1281 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 236) of Swan, Moore, Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial literacy in schools [Joint Committee on Education].
S.237  SD.1285 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 237) of Karen E. Spilka, Stephen L. DiNatale, Chris Walsh and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation relative to special education reimbursements . Education.
S.380  SD.637 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 380) of Karen E. Spilka, Stephen L. DiNatale and Carolyn C. Dykema, for legislation relative to the repair, removal and replacement of dams [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.381  SD.750 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 381) of Karen E. Spilka, Carolyn C. Dykema, James B. Eldridge and Tom Sannicandro for legislation regarding the public use of the commonwealth's aqueducts. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.382  SD.1273 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 382) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh, Michael O. Moore, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect children from toxic toys. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.467  SD.586 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 467) of Karen E. Spilka, Benjamin Swan, Tom Sannicandro, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to women’s health and cancer recovery. Financial Services.
S.550  SD.456 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 550) of Karen E. Spilka and Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to spousal waiver for home and community based services for physically disabled adults age 60 and under. Health Care Financing.
S.551  SD.600 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 551) of Karen E. Spilka and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to recognizie the importance of public vision awareness. Health Care Financing.
S.552  SD.1289 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 552) of Karen E. Spilka, Carolyn C. Dykema and James B. Eldridge for legislation regarding the all-payer claims database. Health Care Financing.
S.576  SD.601 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 576) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations. Higher Education.
S.577  SD.1276 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 577) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh, James B. Eldridge, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to preclude contractors from retaining rebates that would undermine the integrity of the public procurement process. Higher Education.
S.620  SD.602 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 620) of Swan, Moore and Spilka for legislation regarding the method in which a city or town may meet its low or moderate income housing requirement [Joint Committee on Housing].
S.862  SD.447 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 862) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to promote consumer rights and enhance exemptions in the small claims courts. The Judiciary.
S.863  SD.683 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 863) of Sannicandro, Walsh, Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to permit the setting of both cash bail and pretrial conditions in domestic violence matters [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
S.865  SD.1274 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 865) of Karen E. Spilka, Carolyn C. Dykema, Elizabeth A. Malia, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a foreclosure mediation program. The Judiciary.
S.866  SD.1277 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 866) of Karen E. Spilka, Tom Sannicandro, Benjamin Swan, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for protection from domestic violence. The Judiciary.
S.867  SD.1286 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 867) of Karen E. Spilka, Carolyn C. Dykema and Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to enhance safety and security in courthouses . The Judiciary.
S.868  SD.1293 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 868) of Karen E. Spilka, Sal N. DiDomenico, Stephen R. Canessa, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent unlawful and unnecessary foreclosures. Financial Services.
S.869  SD.1671 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 869) of Karen E. Spilka, Theodore C. Speliotis, Thomas P. Kennedy, Michael J. Finn and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft. The Judiciary.
S.962  SD.821 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 962) of Karen E. Spilka and Kay Khan for legislation to establish a work family council. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.989  SD.597 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 989) of Karen E. Spilka and Chris Walsh for legislation relative to the civil commitment for alcoholism or substance abuse at certain facilities. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1055  SD.583 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1055) of Karen E. Spilka, John P. Fresolo, Carolyn C. Dykema and Chris Walsh for legislation to assist public water suppliers and to safeguard adequate water supplies. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1056  SD.603 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1056) of Karen Spilka, Chris Walsh and Tom Sannicandro for legislation to create a fund to assist municipalities experiencing extraordinary increases in the need for public safety services [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1166  SD.785 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1166) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to protect public health. Public Health.
S.1167  SD.1275 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1167) of Sannicandro, Atkins, Scibak and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the release of a body by the medical examiner to a person charged with an offense which resulted in the death of the deceased. [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1373  SD.232 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1373) of Khan, Berry and Spilka for legislation to make habilitative services available to the children of the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1374  SD.588 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1374) of Spilka for legislation relative to creditable service for Benjamin Giacomelli [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1375  SD.1279 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1375) of Spilka for legislation to modify the retirement benefits of certain widows and surviving spouses [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1376  SD.1294 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1376) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to further regulate employee benefits. Public Service.
H.1459  HD.1894 By Representative Vallee of Franklin and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1459) of James E. Vallee, Richard J. Ross and Karen Spilka relative to providing a procedure for municipal acceptance of subdivision roads in the town of Franklin. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1516  SD.369 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1516) of Karen E. Spilka, Michael O. Moore and Benjamin Swan for legislation to establish an income tax deduction for individuals who donate a human organ. Revenue.
S.1517  SD.415 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1517) of Karen E. Spilka, Robert M. Koczera, Carolyn C. Dykema, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow single family homeowners to deduct their municipal water, sewer and trash fees from their state income tax. Revenue.
S.1518  SD.589 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1518) of Karen E. Spilka and James B. Eldridge for legislation to create property tax credits for individuals with disabilities. Revenue.
S.1519  SD.592 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1519) of Moore and Spilka for legislation relative to tax credits for seniors [Joint Committee on Revenue].
S.1520  SD.604 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1520) of Karen E. Spilka, Carolyn C. Dykema, James B. Eldridge and Chris Walsh for legislation to promote reusable energy use in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1521  SD.784 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1521) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh, Tom Sannicandro and Michael O. Moore for legislation to extend single sales factor apportionment to retail and wholesale corporations. Revenue.
S.1522  SD.826 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1522) of Karen E. Spilka, Robert M. Koczera, James B. Eldridge, Thomas P. Kennedy and others for legislation to strengthen working families by increasing tax exemptions and dependent care tax credits. Revenue.
S.1523  SD.1283 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1523) of Karen E. Spilka, Michael J. Rodrigues and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to strengthen tax administration and promote taxpayer fairness . Revenue.
S.1617  SD.747 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1617) of Karen E. Spilka, Jennifer E. Benson and Chris Walsh relative to providing for disposition of surplus state real property based on smart growth land use policies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1692  SD.418 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1692) of Karen E. Spilka, Kate Hogan, Cory Atkins, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to establish a cell phone users bill of rights. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1693  SD.594 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1693) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh and Tom Sannicandro for legislation relative to reusable beverage containers . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1789  SD.414 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1789) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to provide greater protection in registry of motor vehicle hearings. Transportation.
S.1790  SD.595 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1790) of Karen E. Spilka, Tom Sannicandro and Chris Walsh for legislation to assist towns to create quiet zones for at-grade rail crossings. Transportation.
S.1791  SD.624 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1791) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh, Carolyn C. Dykema, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to freezing the tolls. Transportation.
S.1792  SD.626 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1792) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh, Carolyn C. Dykema, Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to grant authority to the secretary of the executive office of transportation and public works to charge and collect tolls at the borders of the Commonwealth. Transportation.
S.1793  SD.789 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1793) of Karen E. Spilka, Carolyn C. Dykema, Richard J. Ross, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative To fairness and equity In regional transportation planning. Transportation.
S.1891  SD.1927 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1891) of Karen E. Spilka and Tom Sannicandro for legislation to exempt Dimitri P. Karpouzis from the maximum age requirement for police officers in the town of Ashland. [Local Approval Received.] [Public Service].
S.2073  Text of the Senate amendment (Senator Spilka) to the interim report of the joint special committee established (under Senate Order No. 9 of 2011) to make an investigation and study of a new division of the Commonwealth into Congressional districts (House, No. 3798)
S.2348  SD.2270 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2348) of Karen E. Spilka and Carolyn C. Dykema (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to municipal acceptance of roads within a subdivision in the town of Medway. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2350  HD.2974 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2350) of Karen E. Spilka, Kate Hogan and others relative to the release of a body by the medical examiner to a person charged with an offense which resulted in the death of the deceased. Public Health.
S.2469  SD.2329 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Karen E. Spilka and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Katrin Fox, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation . Public Service.
H.3032  HD.3433 By Representative Dykema of Holliston and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3032) of Carolyn C. Dykema and Karen E. Spilka for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant an easement in certain land in the town of Hopkinton. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3332  HD.2257 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3332) of David Paul Linsky and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to lease the former East School for up to ninety-nine years. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3333  HD.2179 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3333) of David Paul Linsky and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to enter into an employment contract with the chief of police in said town. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3341  HD.3662 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston and Senator Ms. Spilka, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3341) of Carolyn C. Dykema and Karen E. Spilka that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation be authorized to acquire certain parcels of land under the care and control of the town of Hopkinton for highway purposes. House Ways and Means. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3389  HD.3669 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky, Karen Spilka and others for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Natick as the Silvano Anthony Melchiorri bridge. Transportation.
H.3507  HD.3802 By Mr. Linsky of Natick and Senator Ms. Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3507) of David Paul Linsky, Karen Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of Inspector of Buildings in the town of Natick from provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3508  HD.3801 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3508) of David Paul Linsky, Alice Hanlon Peisch and Karen Spilka (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of fire chief in the town of Natick from provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3561  HD.3800 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3561) of David Paul Linsky, Alice Hanlon Peisch and Karen E. Spilka (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to grant certain licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3868  HD.4196 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3868) of David Paul Linsky, Karen Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to issue an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3869  HD.4198 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3869) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to increase the membership of the town forest committee from three to five members. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3870  HD.4197 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3870) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to enter into a certain lease agreement. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3871  HD.4199 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3871) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to enter into a certain lease agreement. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.234  SD.688 By Ms. Spilka (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 234) of Maria Walzer for legislation to require instruction on the Ukrainian genocide in the public schools of the Commonwealth. Education. This bill is by request. *
S.235  SD.758 By Ms. Spilka (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 235) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to allow all soccer players to wear the Full90 head guard in high school sports. Education. This bill is by request. *
S.238  SD.1684 By Ms. Spilka (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 238) of NAACP Bill Robinson for legislation to interrupt the school to prison pipeline. Education. This bill is by request. *
S.621  SD.777 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 621) of Spilka for legislation to change new public housing regulation for new tenents [Joint Committee on Housing]. This bill is by request. *
S.622  SD.1117 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 622) of Spilka for legislation relative to indemnity in installation of energy efficiency improvements in condominiums [Joint Committee on Housing]. This bill is by request. *
S.864  SD.772 By Ms. Spilka (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 864) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to amend the marriage law allowing people with disabilities to get married under state law. The Judiciary. This bill is by request. *
H.1074  HD.1280 By Representative Vallee of Franklin and Senator Spilka (by request), a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1074) of Maria Walzer relative to requiring instruction on the Ukranian Genocide in the public schools of the Commonwealth. Education This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.