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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
Phone:
(617) 722-1500
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617-722-1077
Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
  HD.970 An Act authorizing the governor to designate an additional justice of the peace in the town of Natick
  SD.1872 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Karen E. Spilka, Richard T. Moore, William N. Brownsberger, Josh S. Cutler and others for legislation to repeal the software services tax. Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
S.25  SD.182 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 25) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to revise the interstate compact on the placement of children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.26  SD.236 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 26) of Karen E. Spilka, Anthony W. Petruccelli, John Hart, Jr., James F. Burke, Jr., Mass. Sheriff's Assoc. and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand juvenile jurisdiction, increase public safety and protect children from harm. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.31  SD.368 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 31) of Karen E. Spilka, Paul J. Donato, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to children who are the subject of an abuse and neglect investigation. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.39  SD.644 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 39) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation relative to the placement of foster children with their siblings. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.190  SD.1102 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 190) of Karen E. Spilka, Daniel A. Wolf, Paul R. Heroux, John V. Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to evaluate the economic impact of transportation projects. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.191  SD.1587 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 191) of Karen E. Spilka, John D. Keenan, Martha M. Walz, Paul McMurtry and other members of the General Court for legislation to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation by partnering world-class entrepreneurs with state agencies. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.192  SD.1598 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 192) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh and Thomas P. Conroy for legislation concerning Gateway Municipalities . Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.193  SD.1631 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 193) of Karen E. Spilka, Sal N. DiDomenico, Daniel A. Wolf, John V. Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to create and maintain jobs in the Commonwealth. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.269  SD.445 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 269) of Karen E. Spilka, Danielle W. Gregoire, Chris Walsh and James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to special education reimbursements. Education.
S.270  SD.1103 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 270) of Karen E. Spilka, Martha M. Walz, Jonathan Hecht and John V. Fernandes for legislation to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and bi-literacy. Education.
S.337  SD.788 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 337) of Karen E. Spilka and Tom Sannicandro for legislation relative to the reimbursement of expenditures related to special elections to fill vacancies in the state’s congressional delegation. Election Laws.
S.400  SD.209 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 400) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to protect children from toxic toys. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.401  SD.1095 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 401) of Karen E. Spilka, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Thomas M. Stanley, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animals during pet sales. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.492  SD.185 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 492) of Karen E. Spilka, Daniel A. Wolf, Sal N. DiDomenico, John V. Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a foreclosure mediation program. Financial Services.
S.493  SD.216 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 493) of Karen E. Spilka and Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to women’s health and cancer recovery. Financial Services.
S.494  SD.217 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 494) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to make habilitative services available to the children of the Commonwealth. Financial Services.
S.564  SD.183 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 564) of Karen E. Spilka and Chris Walsh for legislation relative to spousal waiver for home and community based services for physically disabled adults age 60 and under. Health Care Financing.
S.565  SD.440 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 565) of Karen E. Spilka and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to prevent inequities in MassHealth readmission penalties. Health Care Financing.
S.566  SD.1132 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 566) of Karen E. Spilka and Chris Walsh for legislation to address the lack of sex-specific data in Massachusetts. Health Care Financing.
S.587  SD.210 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 587) of Karen E. Spilka, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Alan Silvia and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations. Higher Education.
S.791  SD.214 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 791) of Karen E. Spilka, Gerald T. Leone, Middlesex District Attorney, Thomas M. Stanley, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to permit the setting of both cash bail and pretrial conditions in domestic violence matters. The Judiciary.
S.792  SD.297 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 792) of Karen E. Spilka and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to enhance safety and security in courthouses . The Judiciary.
S.793  SD.342 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 793) of Karen E. Spilka, Sal N. DiDomenico, John V. Fernandes and Michael O. Moore for legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft. The Judiciary.
S.794  SD.348 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 794) of Karen E. Spilka, Gerald T. Leone, Thomas M. Stanley and Denise Andrews for legislation relative to domestic violence by repeat offenders. The Judiciary.
S.795  SD.351 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 795) of Karen E. Spilka, William Smitty Pignatelli, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect engineers, architects, environmental professionals, landscape architects, planners, land surveyors, licensed site professionals, and contractors who render voluntary services at the scene of a disaster or catastrophe. The Judiciary.
S.796  SD.362 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 796) of Karen E. Spilka, Martha M. Walz, William N. Brownsberger, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
S.797  SD.471 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 797) of Karen E. Spilka, Paul R. Heroux and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to establish age-appropriate accountability for children for crimes. The Judiciary.
S.798  SD.1601 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 798) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to rescind an order terminating parental rights. The Judiciary.
S.921  SD.298 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 921) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation relative to the civil commitment for alcoholism or substance abuse at certain facilities. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.972  SD.1088 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 972) of Karen E. Spilka and Michael Barrett for legislation to assist public water suppliers and to safeguard adequate water supplies. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1099  SD.187 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1099) of Karen E. Spilka, Gerald T. Leone, Middlesex District Attorney, Thomas M. Stanley, Kate Hogan 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. Public Health.
S.1100  SD.1259 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1100) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to reduce the risks associated with allergic reactions. Public Health.
S.1171  SD.447 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1171) of Karen E. Spilka, William N. Brownsberger, John W. Scibak, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1172  SD.1101 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1172) of Karen E. Spilka, Louis L. Kafka, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure the safety of people with pets in disasters. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1288  SD.211 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1288) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to further regulate employee benefits. Public Service.
S.1289  SD.1557 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1289) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation relative to the retirement benefits of certain widows and surviving spouses. Public Service.
S.1416  SD.208 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1416) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to create property tax credits for individuals with disabilities. Revenue.
S.1417  SD.212 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1417) of Karen E. Spilka and Chris Walsh for legislation to allow single family homeowners to deduct their municipal water, sewer and trash fees from their state income tax. Revenue.
S.1418  SD.215 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1418) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to promote reusable energy use in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1419  SD.218 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1419) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to strengthen working families by increasing tax exemptions and dependent care tax credits. Revenue.
S.1420  SD.1006 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1420) of Karen E. Spilka and Chris Walsh for legislation to extend single sales factor apportionment to all retail and wholesale corporations. Revenue.
S.1421  SD.1012 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1421) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to reform state economic substance rules. Revenue.
S.1535  SD.1266 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1535) of Karen E. Spilka, Mary S. Keefe, Patricia D. Jehlen, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to providing for disposition of surplus state real property based on smart growth land use policies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1616  SD.300 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1616) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation relative to reusable beverage containers . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1617  SD.1083 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1617) of Karen E. Spilka and Kate Hogan for legislation to establish a cell phone users bill of rights. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1702  SD.190 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1702) of Karen E. Spilka and Chris Walsh 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.1703  SD.213 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1703) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to provide greater protection in registry of motor vehicle hearings. Transportation.
S.1704  SD.1097 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1704) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to freeze the tolls on the Massachusetts turnpike and the metropolitan highway system. Transportation.
S.1705  SD.1098 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1705) of Karen E. Spilka, John V. Fernandes, Chris Walsh and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to prohibit tolls on the Massachusetts turnpike. Transportation.
S.1706  SD.1104 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1706) of Karen E. Spilka and Chris Walsh for legislation to promote fairness and equity in transportation planning. Transportation.
S.1707  SD.1144 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1707) of Karen E. Spilka, John F. Keenan, Sal N. DiDomenico, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for public input into public transit decisions. Transportation.
S.1842  SD.1814 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Karen E. Spilka, Kate Hogan, John H. Rogers, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the MetroWest commission on the status of women and girls. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1950  Text of the further Senate amendment (Senator Spilka) to the House amendment to Senate Bill 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 (Senate, No. 1099)
H.1985  HD.2539 By Ms. Hogan of Stow and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1985) of 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.
H.2303  HD.1206 By Representative Dykema of Holliston and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2303) of Carolyn C. Dykema and Karen E. Spilka (by vote of the town) that the town of Holliston be authorized to establish an other post-employment benefits fund. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2356  SD.2116 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2356) of Karen E. Spilka and Jeffrey N. Roy for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Timothy Maxfield, an employee of the Department of Mental Health. Public Service.
H.3136  HD.1514 By Representative Roy of Franklin and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3136) of Jeffrey N. Roy, Karen Spilka and others relative to the requirements for distinctive registration plates. Transportation.
H.3530  HD.3716 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3530) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3552  HD.3738 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3552) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of deputy chief of police in the town of Natick from the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3627  HD.3813 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3627) of Tom Sannicandro and Karen E. Spilka (by vote of the town) that the town of Ashland be authorized to establish an athletic field enterprise fund. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3773  HD.3930 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen Kulik, Karen E. Spilka and others relative to borrowing by municipalities. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.3792  HD.3970 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3792) of Tom Sannicandro, Karen E. Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Framingham to continue the employment of police officer Robert Tibor. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3961  HD.4156 By Representative Dykema of Holliston and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3961) of Carolyn C. Dykema and Karen E. Spilka (by vote of the town) that the town Holliston be authorized to establish a department of public works. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4071  HD.4228 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky and Karen E. Spilka for legislation to include public works employees for killed-in-the-line-of-duty benefits. Public Service.
H.4193  HD.4309 By Representative Walsh of Framingham and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4193) of Chris Walsh, Karen E. Spilka and others (by vote of the town) relative to providing a simplified procedure for municipal acceptance of subdivision roads in the town of Framingham. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4541  HD.4560 By Representative Roy of Franklin and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jeffrey N. Roy and Karen E. Spilka for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Matt McConville, an employee of the Department of Revenue. Public Service.
S.267  SD.268 By Ms. Spilka (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 267) of Maria Walzer for legislation to include the Ukrainian Famine Genocide in Massachusetts history education. Education. This bill is by request. *
S.268  SD.378 By Ms. Spilka (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 268) of Bill Robinson for legislation to interrupt the school to prison pipeline. Education. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.