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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
Phone:
(617) 722-2960
Fax:
617-722-2713
Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
H.96  HD.1101 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 96) of Louis L. Kafka relative to the tuition of children under the control of the Department of Transitional Assistance living in family shelters. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.208  HD.499 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 208) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty relative to unsolicited credit cards, checks and vouchers by mail. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.209  HD.539 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 209) of Louis L. Kafka for legislation to provide for the regulation and licensure of denturists. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.210  HD.561 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 210) of Louis L. Kafka and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to consumer protections with regard to cemeteries and crematories. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.211  HD.862 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 211) of Louis L. Kafka relative to leased office equipment and destruction of hard drive devices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.416  HD.537 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 416) of Louis L. Kafka relative to the feasibility of ergonomically designed school buildings and its beneficial impact on students and faculty. Education.
H.417  HD.694 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 417) of Louis L. Kafka and others that students with diabetes attending public or private schools be permitted to possess certain medical supplies and administer necessary treatments. Education.
H.695  HD.554 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 695) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to establishing an appeals board with the Department of Environmental Protection. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.879  HD.500 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 879) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to health insurance coverage for mastectomies. Financial Services.
H.880  HD.532 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 880) of Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and James E. Timilty relative to the health insurance of children of divorced parents. Financial Services.
H.881  HD.534 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 881) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the cancellation of certain health insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.882  HD.555 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 882) of Louis L. Kafka and others that health insurance policies that cover infantile cataract surgery be required to provide coverage for aphakic lenses for treatment and rehabilitation. Financial Services.
H.883  HD.751 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 883) of Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation to authorize the Commissioner of the Division of Insurance to set labor rates paid by insurance companies to auto repairers. Financial Services.
H.884  HD.777 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 884) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screenings and breast cancer screenings. Financial Services.
H.885  HD.1452 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 885) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to insurance coverage for mammograms and magnetic resonance imaging. Financial Services.
H.886  HD.1454 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 886) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to insurance coverage for mammograms. Financial Services.
H.1121  HD.739 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1121) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to establishing a lottery process in selecting buyers and/or renters for low and moderate income housing units. Housing.
H.1416  HD.355 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1416) of Louis L. Kafka and William C. Galvin relative to exempting certain providers of health care services from jury duty. The Judiciary.
H.1417  HD.503 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1417) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty for legislation to authorize Paul Scott Noe, an employee of the Trial Court, to transfer his vacation benefits accrued during his time in the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department. The Judiciary.
H.1418  HD.517 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1418) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles. The Judiciary.
H.1419  HD.559 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1419) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty relative to the public availability of prospective juror lists. The Judiciary.
H.1420  HD.562 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1420) of Louis L. Kafka relative to the use of telephones by persons in detention facilities. The Judiciary.
H.1421  HD.563 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1421) of Louis L. Kafka relative to judicial discretion regarding immigration status. The Judiciary.
H.1422  HD.564 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1422) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty relative to benefits for court officers and county sheriff office employees. The Judiciary.
H.1423  HD.747 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1423) of Louis L. Kafka relative to establishing a public registry of animal abusers. The Judiciary.
H.1424  HD.768 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1424) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the deposit of certain fines into the Victims of Human Trafficking Trust Fund. The Judiciary.
H.1425  HD.1647 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1425) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the health of public safety officers exposed to hypodermic syringes or hypodermic needles. The Judiciary.
H.1848  HD.497 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1848) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the care of animals in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1953  HD.1557 By Messrs. Galvin of Canton and Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1953) of William C. Galvin, Louis L. Kafka and others relative to patient information regarding reconstructive surgery. Public Health.
H.1984  HD.492 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1984) of Louis L. Kafka, John H. Rogers and Thomas P. Kennedy relative to cemetery and crematory inspections and penalties. Public Health.
H.1985  HD.507 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1985) of Louis L. Kafka and Ruth B. Balser relative to regulating the licensing of pharmacies. Public Health.
H.1986  HD.508 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1986) of Louis L. Kafka and others that the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health be directed to establish regulations for the return to pharmacies of certain unused medication by health care facilities. Public Health.
H.1987  HD.530 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1987) of Louis L. Kafka and Walter F. Timilty relative to medical equipment suppliers. Public Health.
H.1988  HD.706 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1988) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the availability of prescription medication during an emergency. Public Health.
H.1989  HD.870 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1989) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to public health dental hygienists. Public Health.
H.1990  HD.1078 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1990) of Louis L. Kafka for legislation to provide for the autonomy of hospital medical staffs. Public Health.
H.1991  HD.1674 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1991) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to providing care and comfort for the terminally ill. Public Health.
H.2130  HD.2241 By Messrs. Galvin of Canton and Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2130) of William C. Galvin, Louis L. Kafka and Brian A. Joyce relative to the audio recording of taser use by municipal law enforcement officers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2143  HD.673 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2143) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to fire protection systems for buildings and structures. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2345  HD.522 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2345) of Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and Colleen M. Garry relative to creditable service for retirement purposes for certain public safety officers. Public Service.
H.2346  HD.676 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2346) of Louis L. Kafka for legislation to provide certain creditable service for retirement purposes to Robert Iantosca, an employee of the Department of Revenue. Public Service.
H.2347  HD.767 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2347) of Louis L. Kafka relative to the retirement classification of assistant district attorneys. Public Service.
H.2565  HD.514 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2565) of Louis L. Kafka for legislation to authorize the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue to correct certain assessment errors. Revenue.
H.2566  HD.523 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2566) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to updating non-taxable medical supplies. Revenue.
H.2567  HD.526 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2567) of Louis L. Kafka that cities and towns be authorized to create local rules and procedures allowing persons over the age of 60 to volunteer to provide services in exchange for a reduction in property tax obligations. Revenue.
H.2768  HD.2756 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2768) of Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation to designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3021  HD.552 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3021) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty for legislation to expand the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority “The Ride” services to communities within twenty-five miles of the city of Boston for medical purposes. Transportation.
H.3024  HD.1652 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3024) of Louis L. Kafka for legislation to direct the Secretary of the Department of Transportation to implement and regulate the “Yellow Dot Program”, so-called, to provide important medical information about occupants of motor vehicles. Transportation.
H.3025  HD.3131 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3025) of Louis L. Kafka and others for an investigation by a special task force relative to identifying existing structural or policy-based impediments to delivering a more comprehensive and efficient transportation system for the senior, disabled, and veteran populations. Transportation.
H.3217  HD.704 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3217) of Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Stoughton be authorized to grant six additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3268  HD.705 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3268) of Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Stoughton be authorized to adjust the interest rate on sewer assessments. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3280  HD.703 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3280) of Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Stoughton be authorized to exempt certain employees of the department of public works in said town from the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3376  HD.3847 By Representative Kafka of Stoughton and Senator Timilty, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka, James E. Timilty and William C. Galvin relative to the retirement benefits of the surviving beneficiary of Francis X. Noe. Public Service.
H.3441  HD.1586 By Messrs. Galvin of Canton and Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3441) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka relative to the issuance of search warrants. The Judiciary.
H.3468  HD.1567 By Messrs. Galvin of Canton and Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3468) of William C. Galvin, Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation to authorize emergency medical technicians to restrain patients who present immediate or serious threats of bodily harm to themselves or others. Public Health.
H.3595  HD.3940 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3595) of Louis L. Kafka, James E. Timilty and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Sharon be authorized to issue an abatement for a portion of real estate taxes assessed on a certain parcel of land in said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3652  HD.3952 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Paula Campbell, an employee of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.3800  HD.3997 By Representatives Cronin of Easton and Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin and Louis L. Kafka relative to the Canoe River aquifer advisory committee. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3872  HD.4298 By Representative Kafka of Stoughton and Senator Timilty, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3872) of Louis L. Kafka and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Walpole be authorized to issue five licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4036  HD.4537 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Eyma Sutton, an employee of the Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
H.4098  HD.4573 By Representatives Kafka of Stoughton and Cronin of Easton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka, Claire Cronin and others relative to penalties for operating a motor vehicles after licenses to operate have been suspended or revoked. The Judiciary.
H.4338  HD.4809 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4338) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty (by vote of the town) that the town of Sharon be authorized to exempt future members of the police force from the provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4339  HD.4810 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4339) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty (by vote of the town) that the town of Sharon be authorized to abate a portion of real estate taxes assessed on a certain parcel of land in said town. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4421  HD.4784 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka and William C. Galvin that the state board of retirement authorize Kevin Wilder to elect to receive certain retirement allowances. Public Service.
H.4428  Substituted by the House, on motion of Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, for a bill with the same title (House, No. 417). June 23, 2016.
H.4643  Substituted by the House, on motion of Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, for a bill with the same title (House, No. 1988). September 22, 2016.
H.4733  HD.5162 By Representative Kafka of Stoughton and Senator Timilty, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty for legislation to authorize the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to provide sewer services to a certain parcel of land in the town of Sharon. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3022  HD.685 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3022) of Michael J. Hyde relative to the display of motor vehicle number plates. Transportation. This bill is by request. *
H.3023  HD.775 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3023) of Richard I. Kramer relative to bridge maintenance. Transportation. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.