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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

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Boston, MA, 02133
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Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
  SD.2403 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 0000) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Karen E. Spilka and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to authorize the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System to grant creditable service to Karol Coffin. Public Service.
S.101  SD.905 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 101) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to revise the interstate compact on the placement of children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.102  SD.924 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 102) of Karen E. Spilka, Marjorie C. Decker, Michael J. Barrett, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure healthcare coverage for youth who have aged-out of the department of children and families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.103  SD.984 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 103) of Karen E. Spilka, David M. Nangle, Michelle M. DuBois, Paul R. Heroux and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the office of the child advocate. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.104  SD.1003 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 104) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation relative to the placement of foster children with their siblings. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.231  SD.911 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 231) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation concerning Gateway Municipalities. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.232  SD.919 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 232) of Karen E. Spilka, Josh S. Cutler, Jason M. Lewis, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage small business growth in the Commonwealth. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.233  SD.952 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 233) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to evaluate the economic impact of transportation projects. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.234  SD.1640 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 234) of Karen E. Spilka, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Jason M. Lewis, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to create an innovative communities program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.334  SD.956 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 334) of Karen E. Spilka and Michelle M. DuBois for legislation relative to charter school community impacts. Education.
S.335  SD.977 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 335) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation relative to special education reimbursements. Education.
S.336  SD.1012 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 336) of Karen E. Spilka, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Lori A. Ehrlich, Joan B. Lovely and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and bi-literacy. Education.
S.463  SD.1056 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 463) of Karen E. Spilka and Lori A. Ehrlich for legislation to ensure microbead-free water. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.473  HD.3059 By Representative Roy of Franklin and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 473) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to the teaching of genocide education in the public schools. Education.
S.555  SD.901 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 555) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation relative to women’s health and cancer recovery. Financial Services.
S.556  SD.1007 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 556) of Karen E. Spilka and Tom Sannicandro for legislation to make habilitative services available to the children of the Commonwealth. Financial Services.
S.557  SD.1021 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 557) of Karen E. Spilka, David Paul Linsky, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect access to confidential healthcare. Financial Services.
S.633  SD.980 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 633) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation relative to spousal waiver for home and community based services for physically disabled adults age 60 and under. Health Care Financing.
S.634  SD.998 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 634) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to address the lack of sex-specific data in Massachusetts. Health Care Financing.
S.680  SD.1016 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 680) of Karen E. Spilka, Benjamin Swan, Marjorie C. Decker, David Paul Linsky and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations. Higher Education.
H.871  HD.595 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 871) of Kate Hogan, Karen E. Spilka and others relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services. Financial Services.
S.900  SD.968 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 900) of Karen E. Spilka, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Josh S. Cutler, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to expungement of criminal or juvenile records for individuals who committed offenses as children or young adults. The Judiciary.
S.901  SD.983 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 901) of Karen E. Spilka, John F. Keenan, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the geographical jurisdiction of the Housing Court Department. The Judiciary.
S.902  SD.992 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 902) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to rescind an order terminating parental rights. The Judiciary.
S.903  SD.1026 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 903) of Karen E. Spilka, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
S.904  SD.1028 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 904) of Karen E. Spilka, Jason M. Lewis, Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft. The Judiciary.
S.905  SD.1620 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 905) of Karen E. Spilka, Ruth B. Balser, Michael J. Barrett, Cynthia S. Creem and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote transparency, best practices, and better outcomes for children and communities. The Judiciary.
S.1006  SD.1011 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1006) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to promote consistency and transparency in construction contracting. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1007  SD.1048 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 1007) of Karen E. Spilka, Patricia A. Haddad, Jason M. Lewis, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards of companies in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1008  SD.1853 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1008) of Karen E. Spilka, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1052  SD.1054 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1052) 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.1103  SD.974 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1103) of Karen E. Spilka, Timothy R. Madden, Josh S. Cutler, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animals during pet sales. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1104  SD.1474 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1104) of Karen E. Spilka, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Keiko M. Orrall, Eric P. Lesser and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to local licenses and permits. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1219  SD.990 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1219) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to require disclosure of financial incentives to prescribe or dispense certain drugs. Public Health.
S.1220  SD.1033 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1220) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to reduce the risks associated with allergic reactions. Public Health.
S.1221  SD.1037 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1221) of Karen E. Spilka, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Carolyn C. Dykema, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to create an advance directives registry. Public Health.
S.1223  SD.1051 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1223) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to prohibit the use of bisphenol-A in consumer products. Public Health.
S.1297  SD.925 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1297) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to establish an eastern Massachusetts women’s county corrections facility. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1430  SD.939 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1430) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to further regulate employee benefits. Public Service.
S.1431  SD.988 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1431) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation relative to the retirement benefits of certain widows and surviving spouses. Public Service.
S.1561  SD.909 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1561) of Karen E. Spilka and Michelle M. DuBois for legislation to allow single family homeowners to deduct their municipal water, sewer and trash fees from their state income tax. Revenue.
S.1562  SD.910 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1562) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to create property tax credits for individuals with disabilities. Revenue.
S.1563  SD.922 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1563) of Karen E. Spilka, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and Michael O. Moore for legislation to enhance Department of Revenue reporting. Revenue.
S.1564  SD.930 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1564) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to extend single sales factor apportionment to all retail and wholesale corporations. Revenue.
S.1565  SD.1000 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1565) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to clarify the net-worth measure of the corporate excise. Revenue.
S.1566  SD.1018 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1566) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to promote reusable energy use in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1567  SD.1034 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1567) of Karen E. Spilka and Michael O. Moore for legislation to reform state economic substance rules. Revenue.
S.1568  SD.1059 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1568) of Karen E. Spilka and Michelle M. DuBois for legislation to strengthen working families by increasing tax exemptions and dependent care tax credits. Revenue.
S.1719  SD.899 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1719) of Karen E. Spilka, Carolyn C. Dykema, Jason M. Lewis, Mary S. Keefe 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.1720  SD.994 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1720) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship by partnering world-class innovators with state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1876  SD.932 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1876) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to freeze the tolls on the Massachusetts turnpike and the metropolitan highway system. Transportation.
S.1877  SD.942 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1877) of Karen E. Spilka and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to prohibit tolls on the Massachusetts turnpike. Transportation.
S.1878  SD.948 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1878) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to promote fairness and equity in transportation planning. Transportation.
S.1879  SD.959 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1879) of Karen E. Spilka and Jeffrey N. Roy for legislation relative to cyclist safety. Transportation.
S.1880  SD.962 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1880) of Karen E. Spilka and James Arciero for legislation relative to distinctive license plates. Transportation.
S.1881  SD.1029 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1881) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to provide greater protection in registry of motor vehicle hearings. Transportation.
S.1882  SD.1067 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1882) of Karen E. Spilka for legislation to grant authority to the secretary of the department of transportation to charge and collect tolls on the roadways of the Commonwealth. Transportation.
S.2193  Text of the Senate amendment (Senator Spilka) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 to provide for supplementing certain existing appropriations and for certain other activities and projects (House, No. 4116).
S.2209  Senate April 5, 2016 -- Text of amendment (50) (offered by Senator Spilka) to the Senate Bill enhancing reform, innovation and success in education (Senate, No. 2203)
S.2238  SD.2494 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2238) of Karen E. Spilka and Tom Sannicandro for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Evelena Brown, an employee of the Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
H.3361  HD.3817 By Representative Fernandes of Milford and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3361) of John V. Fernandes, Karen E. Spilka and Jeffrey N. Roy relative to the taking of property by eminent domain by the Medway Redevelopment Authority. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3868  HD.4290 By Representative Walsh of Framingham and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3868) of Chris Walsh, Karen Spilka, and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Framingham be authorized to assess fines for failure to relocate or remove utility poles and wires. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3974  HD.3624 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.
S.337  SD.1041 By Ms. Spilka (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 337) of William Robinson for legislation to interrupt the school to prison pipeline. Education. This bill is by request. *
S.1222  SD.1044 By Ms. Spilka (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1222) of Cece Doucette for legislation to create a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. Public Health. This bill is by request. *
S.1224  SD.1135 By Ms. Spilka (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1224) of Carol Kagan for legislation to post nail polish warning notices in manicure shops. Public Health. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.