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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Louis L. Kafka Democrat - 8th Norfolk

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Fourth Division Chair
  Louis.Kafka@mahouse.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 185
Boston, MA, 02133
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Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
  SD.1993 By Mr. Rush, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush, Bruce J. Ayers, Edward F. Coppinger, Claire D. Cronin and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home modifications for seniors. Revenue.
  HD.2465 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to stabilizing nursing facilities in the Commonwealth. Health Care Financing.
  HD.4115 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to raise the minimum tobacco sales age to 21. Public Health.
S.21  SD.135 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 21) of Gale D. Candaras, Christopher G. Fallon, Louis L. Kafka, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation to supervise the personal care attendant program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.63  HD.48 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 63) of William M. Straus and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee voting by qualified voters of the Commonwealth. Election Laws.
H.73  HD.1238 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 73) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.74  HD.2857 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 74) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to the services for individuals with Prader Willi Syndrome. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.78  HD.2945 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 78) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to services for adults with developmental disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.87  HD.523 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 87) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.106  HD.1789 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 106) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others for legislation to prohibit the use of procedures which cause physical pain or deny a reasonable humane existence to persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.113  HD.2078 By Mr. Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 113) of John D. Keenan and others for legislation to establish a task force on child sexual abuse prevention. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.114  HD.872 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 114) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a pilot program to provide educational and training programs to low-income families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.135  HD.364 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 135) of James J. O'Day and others relative to housing and support services to unaccompanied homeless youth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.151  HD.1379 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 151) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to assist people with disabilities in realizing their rights and exercising their responsibilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.200  SD.1000 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 200) of Stephen M. Brewer, Todd M. Smola, James M. Murphy, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to geography education. Education.
S.203  SD.668 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 203) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jason M. Lewis, Bruce E. Tarr, Eileen M. Donoghue and other members of the General Court for legislation to involve youth in civic engagement. Education.
H.213  HD.1161 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 213) of William C. Galvin and others relative to the accessibility of hearing aids. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.223  SD.765 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 223) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Marc R. Pacheco, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the quality in early education care centers. Education.
H.235  HD.2891 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 235) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.253  HD.1551 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 253) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to retail licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages at continuing care retirement communities. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.267  HD.999 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 267) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.280  SD.258 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 280) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Sal N. DiDomenico and Aaron Vega for legislation to teach American Sign language. Education.
H.299  HD.2091 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 299) of William M. Straus and others relative to prohibiting robocalls, so-called, to mobile telephone devices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.321  HD.304 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Rosenberg, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 321) of Sarah K. Peake, Stanley C. Rosenberg and others relative to coordinating the availability of transit services to employees of existing and expanding businesses by the Massachusetts Office of Business Development. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.344  HD.2870 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 344) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to addressing the needs of students with autism. Education.
H.409  HD.1453 By Representative Gordon of Bedford and Senator Barrett, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 409) of Kenneth I. Gordon, Michael Barrett and others for legislation to provide funding for towns that educate the children of military families who live on military facilities. Education.
H.415  HD.43 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 415) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities. Education.
H.438  HD.95 By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 438) of John J. Lawn, Jr. and others for legislation to require public school athletic coaches to have a current certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation . Education.
H.450  HD.360 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 450) of James J. O'Day and others relative to age-appropriate sexual health education. Education.
H.453  HD.1547 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 453) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities. Education.
H.454  HD.1882 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 454) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to bullying in schools. Education.
H.457  HD.2923 By Representatives Peisch of Wellesley and Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 457) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the quality of education by reviving the foundation budget review commission. Education.
H.478  HD.2685 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 478) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others that physical education be a required subject in all grades for all students in public schools and charter schools. Education.
H.545  HD.1602 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 545) of Kay Khan and others relative to residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older. Elder Affairs.
H.547  HD.1215 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 547) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs. Elder Affairs.
H.555  HD.1740 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 555) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others that the Division of Medical Assistance provide coverage for residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older. Elder Affairs.
H.615  HD.1018 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 615) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to establish procedures for early voting in elections in cities and towns. Election Laws.
H.617  HD.1024 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 617) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize persons to pre-register to vote prior to their eighteenth birthday. Election Laws.
H.623  HD.1468 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 623) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to voting overseas. Election Laws.
H.651  HD.1034 By Representatives Walz of Boston and Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 651) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to further regulate the financing of political campaigns. Election Laws.
H.678  HD.2599 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 678) of Tackey Chan and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to cytotoxic drugs in the environment. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.696  HD.3089 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 696) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to reduce plastic bag pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.714  SD.1570 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 714) of Cynthia S. Creem, Elizabeth A. Malia, Harriette L. Chandler, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to juvenile life without parole sentences. The Judiciary.
H.756  HD.3259 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 756) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to the Endangered Species Act. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.763  HD.1742 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 763) of Ronald Mariano and Louis L. Kafka relative to annual debt service obligations under the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.802  HD.850 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 802) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to further regulate the sale and disposal of mercury-added thermostats. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.803  HD.1092 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 803) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.805  HD.1979 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 805) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.806  HD.2032 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 806) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to develop science-based stream-flow standards. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.814  HD.512 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator McGee, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 814) of Ellen Story, Thomas M. McGee and others that manufacturers of mercury-added lamps implement a recycling program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.829  SD.158 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 829) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Daniel B. Winslow, Aaron Vega and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect off duty firefighters and emergency medical technicians. The Judiciary.
S.866  SD.64 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 866) of Brian A. Joyce, Danielle W. Gregoire, Martha M. Walz, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to burial benefits under the workers' compensation law. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.952  SD.1488 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 952) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Louis L. Kafka, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.967  SD.310 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 967) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Steven S. Howitt, Richard T. Moore, James M. Cantwell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the powers of town moderators. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.969  HD.1323 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 969) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others for legislation to authorize the Commissioner of Insurance to set labor rates paid by insurance companies to auto repairers. Financial Services.
H.970  HD.3042 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 970) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others relative to insurance coverage for ambulance services. Financial Services.
H.976  HD.342 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 976) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
H.979  HD.1197 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 979) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to provide health care coverage for hearing aids. Financial Services.
H.982  HD.1538 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 982) of John W. Scibak and others relative to increasing treatment choices in dental insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.991  HD.1084 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 991) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to protecting bank deposits of the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions. Financial Services.
H.999  HD.1310 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 999) of Steven M. Walsh and others relative to insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screenings and breast cancer screenings. Financial Services.
H.1008  HD.1577 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1008) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to the annual reporting of patient safety by health care providers. Health Care Financing.
H.1024  HD.180 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1024) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka for legislation to encourage quality reviews and reduce costs in health care. Health Care Financing.
H.1025  HD.1189 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1025) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the SHINE health insurance counseling program. Health Care Financing.
S.1026  SD.455 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1026) of Brian A. Joyce, Louis L. Kafka and Christine E. Canavan for legislation relative to informed consent to the use of dental amalgam . Public Health.
H.1027  HD.2547 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1027) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers. Health Care Financing.
H.1028  HD.3282 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1028) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to require home health service provider applicants to submit to a certificate of need review established by the Department of Public Health. Health Care Financing.
H.1049  HD.630 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1049) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth Program. Health Care Financing.
S.1064  SD.1356 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1064) of Richard T. Moore, Anne M. Gobi, Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home health and hospice aides. Public Health.
H.1075  HD.3186 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1075) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to prohibiting the assessment of financial penalties on active duty military personnel withdrawing from postsecondary courses . Higher Education.
H.1086  HD.502 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1086) of David B. Sullivan and others for legislation to maintain faculty and college excellence in the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
H.1094  HD.3238 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1094) of John J. Binienda and others for legislation to further enhance the efficiency and accountability of operations at local housing authorities. Housing.
H.1104  HD.3445 By Representatives Conroy of Wayland and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1104) of Thomas P. Conroy and others for legislation to grant preference to veterans in all state-aided housing projects in the Commonwealth. Housing.
H.1127  HD.3170 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1127) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to provide financing for the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents. Housing.
S.1141  SD.200 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1141) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Christopher G. Fallon, Thomas J. Calter, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court to provide for investigating construction practices and their impact on firefighter deaths. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1156  HD.1870 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1156) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing. Housing.
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.1189  SD.632 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1189) of James E. Timilty, Stephen L. DiNatale, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police training. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1192  SD.696 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1192) of James E. Timilty, Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, John H. Rogers, Bruce J. Ayers and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the illegal occupation of a building. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1194  SD.710 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1194) of James E. Timilty and Louis L. Kafka for legislation relative to the issuance of uniform sheriff's identification cards. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1197  HD.869 By Mr. Basile of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1197) of Carlo Basile and others relative to the classification of sex offenders who assault children as level 2 or 3 offenders. The Judiciary.
S.1199  SD.1078 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1199) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Daniel B. Winslow and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional 911 emergency communication districts. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1243  HD.1124 By Ms. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1243) of Linda Campbell and others relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases. The Judiciary.
H.1249  HD.1811 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1249) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation relative to juvenile intimidation of witnesses, jurors and persons furnishing information in connection with criminal proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.1252  HD.1835 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1252) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to update sex offender registration with current technology. The Judiciary.
S.1298  SD.924 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1298) of James E. Timilty, Michael O. Moore, Mark J. Cusack, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
H.1314  HD.1219 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1314) of John V. Fernandes and others for legislation to provide certain access to electronic mail accounts of decedents in probating estates . The Judiciary.
H.1337  HD.191 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1337) of William C. Galvin and others relative to fees paid to the Registry of Deeds. The Judiciary.
H.1339  HD.644 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1339) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka relative to patient safety, medical error reporting and medical malpractice. The Judiciary.
H.1340  HD.646 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1340) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka for legislation to regulate the testimony of expert witnesses in medical malpractice court cases. The Judiciary.
H.1341  HD.3078 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1341) of Sean Garballey and others relative to actions against health clubs or their employees that arise in connection with the use or non-use of defibrillators. The Judiciary.
S.1365  SD.353 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1365) of Thomas M. McGee, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Sarah K. Peake, Elizabeth A. Poirier and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund. Revenue.
H.1433  HD.826 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1433) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates. The Judiciary.
S.1464  SD.240 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1464) of Cynthia S. Creem and Louis L. Kafka for legislation to recognize the profession of interior designers to bid on state contracts. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1503  HD.1562 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1503) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the liability of farmers' markets. The Judiciary.
H.1504  HD.1565 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1504) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias. The Judiciary.
H.1512  HD.2059 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1512) of James M. Murphy and others for legislation to order defendants held until they can be brought to trial if they are in danger of deportation. The Judiciary.
H.1525  HD.2880 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1525) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to criminal offender record information. The Judiciary.
H.1549  HD.239 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1549) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the apprehension of drunk drivers and other law violators. The Judiciary.
H.1597  HD.218 By Messrs. Sannicandro of Ashland and Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1597) of Tom Sannicandro, David Paul Linsky and others relative to written consent of a parent or legal guardian and counseling of minor pregnant women seeking aboritions. The Judiciary.
H.1630  HD.125 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1630) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further regulate the performance of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health. The Judiciary.
H.1674  HD.578 By Representative Walsh of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1674) of Martin J. Walsh, John A. Hart and others relative to national criminal offender record information checks for persons working with individuals served by the Department of Mental Retardation. The Judiciary.
S.1676  SD.621 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1676) of Michael R. Knapik and Louis L. Kafka for legislation to mandate that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles provide written notice of motor vehicle license expiration. Transportation.
S.1677  SD.352 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1677) of Thomas M. McGee, Sarah K. Peake, Elizabeth A. Poirier, James R. Miceli and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote and and advance motorcycle safety. Transportation.
H.1712  HD.2206 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1712) of Marjorie C. Decker and others for legislation to provide economic stability for displaced non-professional airport employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1739  HD.504 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1739) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish earned paid sick time for certain employees rendering personal care. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1747  HD.3261 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1747) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to require owners to notify employees of their eligibility to purchase or bid on a business prior to the transfer of said business. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1750  HD.2258 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1750) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to establish employment rights for certain domestic workers. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1751  HD.497 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1751) of Kevin J. Murphy and others relative to retainage payments in certain construction projects. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1766  HD.517 By Ms. Story of Amherst and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1766) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing and harrassment, without regard to protected class status. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1794  HD.1658 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1794) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to ensure access to Department of Mental Health services for certain individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and related conditions. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1822  HD.179 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1822) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to municipal use of insurance proceeds. Municipalities and Regional Government.
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.
H.1858  HD.1726 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1858) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to include fire and water districts in certain laws pertaining to cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1859  HD.3216 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Wolf, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1859) of Stephen Kulik, Daniel A. Wolf and others relative to municipal zoning, subdivision control and master planning. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1874  HD.1738 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1874) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others relative to the protection of puppies and kittens. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1896  SD.1885 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of James E. Timilty and Louis L. Kafka for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Joshua Rocha, an employee of the Department of Correction. Public Service.
H.1941  HD.1089 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1941) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the registration of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Public Health.
H.1959  HD.174 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1959) of William C. Galvin, Brian A. Joyce and Louis L. Kafka relative to patient information regarding reconstructive surgery. Public Health.
H.1961  HD.648 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1961) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka relative to the cost of outpatient care. Public Health.
H.1969  HD.394 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1969) of Denise C. Garlick and others that certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called. Public Health.
H.1971  HD.505 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1971) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to further regulate newborn pulse oximetry screening for congenital heart defects. Public Health.
H.2027  HD.1174 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2027) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the health care of minors. Public Health.
H.2047  HD.1397 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2047) of Sarah K. Peake and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aging. Public Health.
H.2063  HD.893 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2063) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others relative to the fees charged for the certification of fire fighters as emergency medical technicians. Public Health.
H.2076  HD.215 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2076) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients. Public Health.
H.2077  HD.221 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2077) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the dispensing of controlled substances. Public Health.
H.2079  HD.414 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2079) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the management of early childhood oral health caries. Public Health.
H.2083  HD.2606 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2083) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to providing a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants. Public Health.
H.2086  HD.284 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2086) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. Public Health.
H.2092  HD.126 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2092) of Ellen Story and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
H.2107  HD.1042 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2107) of Martin J. Walsh, Louis L. Kafka and John J. Binienda relative to the exposure of public safety officials to the AIDS virus or infectious hepatitis. Public Health.
H.2204  HD.3292 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2204) of Joseph F. Wagner and others relative to merging the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Police Department into the Department of State Police. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.2281  SD.2106 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senatre, No. 2281) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jay Livingstone, Frank I. Smizik, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote public safety and to protect access to reproductive health care facilities. The Judiciary.
S.2403  SD.2180 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2403) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, F. Jay Barrows and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Eileen Bazinet, an employee of the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission. Public Service.
H.2430  HD.1208 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2430) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to grant public employee retirement rights to certain persons providing educational services to special need students. Public Service.
H.2464  HD.586 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2464) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation to establish the Robert T. Kilduff firefighters cancer network. Public Service.
H.2503  HD.861 By Mr. Barrows of Mansfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2503) of F. Jay Barrows and others relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract. Revenue.
H.2536  HD.2691 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2536) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to create tax credits for investments in certain businesses. Revenue.
H.2583  HD.57 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2583) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the taxation of bundled cellular telephone transactions. Revenue.
H.2593  HD.2701 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2593) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to increase the tobacco excise tax, supplement the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund and reduce youth tobacco consumption. Revenue.
H.2644  HD.1734 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2644) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to provide volunteer fire fighters with a local option real estate tax exemption. Revenue.
H.2665  HD.1744 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2665) of Ronald Mariano and Louis L. Kafka for legislation to eliminate certain duplicate payments in lieu of taxes to the towns of Belchertown, Hardwick, New Salem, Pelham, Petersham and Ware for watershed lands of the Quabbin Reservation. Revenue.
H.2669  HD.2532 By Messrs. McMurtry of Dedham and Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2669) of Paul McMurtry, Nick Collins and others for legislation to establish a live theater infrastructure tax credit program. Revenue.
H.2672  HD.2138 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2672) of Aaron Michlewitz and others relative to providing tax credits for certain same sex couples. Revenue.
H.2678  HD.2305 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2678) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to establish tax transparency, strengthen the reporting requirements of public charities and establish reporting requirements for the trustees and directors of public charities. Revenue.
H.2701  HD.1460 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2701) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others that applications pertaining to the taxation of certain open space lands be approved only upon the taxes on such property being paid in full. Revenue.
H.2739  HD.389 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2739) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to the revenues and expenditures of Norfolk County. Revenue.
H.2808  HD.3291 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2808) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting apart the Thursday of National Volunteer Week in April as Massachusetts service and volunteerism day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2822  HD.384 By Mr. Humason of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2822) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting apart the month of May as aviation awareness month. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2901  HD.3387 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2901) of Martin J. Walsh and others for the issuance of an annual proclamation by the Governor designating October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2933  HD.1941 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2933) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to natural gas pipeline safety. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2935  HD.2367 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2935) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to the use of coal as an energy resource in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2964  HD.1571 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2964) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2979  HD.2647 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2979) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to energy efficiency programs and green jobs. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2993  HD.2598 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2993) of Sean Garballey and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to school library services in the Commonwealth. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2996  HD.1383 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2996) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to establish a funding program of grants to cities and towns for approved public library projects. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.3046  HD.1852 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3046) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to include a representative of the Massachusetts Motorcycle Association on the Governor’s Highway Safety Committee. Transportation.
H.3080  HD.374 By Mr. Humason of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3080) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to require the Aeronautics Commission to reimburse airports for the cost of certain safety and maintenance programs. Transportation.
H.3081  HD.376 By Mr. Humason of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3081) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others relative to purchases by private airports of safety, security and maintenance equipment. Transportation.
H.3102  HD.2561 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3102) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive registration plates for fire fighters. Transportation.
H.3119  HD.296 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Rosenberg, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3119) of Sarah K. Peake, Stanley Rosenberg and others for legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds. Transportation.
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.3151  HD.310 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3151) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue "Support Our Troops" distinctive registration plates. Transportation.
H.3153  HD.1119 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3153) of William M. Straus and others relative to the installation of live digital video school bus violation detection monitoring systems . Transportation.
H.3177  HD.506 By Mr. Basile of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3177) of Carlo Basile and others for legislation to establish a program for assisting certain disabled veterans in making home modifications. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3195  HD.2438 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3195) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to the Massachusetts Military Family Relief Fund. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3204  HD.1444 By Messrs. Parisella of Beverly and Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3204) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to employment for members of the armed forces returning from active duty. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3315  HD.2132 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3315) of William C. Galvin, Brian A. Joyce and Louis L. Kafka relative to audio recording of taser use by municipal law enforcement officers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3338  HD.2011 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3338) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to fundraising by parent teacher organizations. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3342  HD.2803 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3342) of James M. Cantwell and others for legislation to authorize the Department of Agricultural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations governing boarding kennels and daycare facilities for dogs. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3363  HD.2812 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3363) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to county pension liability funding. Revenue.
H.3364  HD.2673 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3364) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to provide tax incentives to promote housing creation for persons with disabilities. Revenue.
H.3460  HD.3615 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas Kennedy and others relative to providing for home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.3503  HD.3612 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others relative to the issuance of "Boston Strong" motor vehicle registration plates. Transportation.
H.3746  HD.3921 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to require that assault and battery of a police officer responding to criminal activity to be prosecuted as a felony. The Judiciary.
H.3827  HD.3929 By Representatives Hunt of Sandwich and Atkins of Concord, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Randy Hunt, Cory Atkins and others for legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns. Revenue.
H.3910  HD.4081 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin relative to the penalty for illegal sales of controlled substances in the vicinity of premises providing services for substance addiction. The Judiciary.
H.3922  HD.4024 By Mr. Barrows of Mansfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of F. Jay Barrows, Louis L. Kafka and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation to designate a certain underpass in the town of Mansfield as the patrolman Walter P. Langley memorial underpass. Transportation.
H.3964  HD.4120 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Carmen Mahone, an employee of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.4037  Text of an amendment (offered by Mr. DeLeo of Winthrop and other members of the House) to the Senate Bill enhancing protection for victims of domestic violence (Senate, No. 1897). April 8, 2014.
H.4159  HD.3884 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas P. Kennedy and others relative to photographs used for driver’s licenses and identification cards. Transportation.
H.4190  HD.4318 By Representative Rogers of Norwood and Senator Timilty, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4190) of John H. Rogers, James E. Timilty and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Walpole be authorized to issue additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4200  HD.4310 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the scheduling of high school athletic contests. Education.
H.4524  HD.4472 By Mr. Silvia of Fall River, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Alan Silvia and others relative to criminal penalties for certain acts involving federal and state health care programs. The Judiciary.
H.4559  HD.4539 By Representative Moran of Boston and Senator Petruccelli, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael J. Moran, Anthony W. Petruccelli and others for legislation to designate June sixteenth as domestic workers’ rights day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.4560  HD.4564 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James J. O'Day, Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to the disclosure of home addresses and telephone numbers of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families. The Judiciary.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.