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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Michael F. Rush Democrat - Norfolk and Suffolk

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Senate Majority Whip
  Mike.Rush@masenate.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 208
Boston, MA, 02133
Phone:
(617) 722-1348
Fax:
617-722-1071
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  SD.2458 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to provide for plain writing in certain government documents. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
  HD.3835 An Act empowering town meeting
S.213  SD.527 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 213) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to the licensure of appraisers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.214  SD.528 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 214) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to the licensure of appraisers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.215  SD.530 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 215) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to the fair distribution and pricing of event tickets. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.348  SD.810 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 348) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to parental notification in public schools. Education.
S.349  SD.1251 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 349) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to create a grant program on alternative assessment models. Education.
S.350  SD.1252 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 350) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to physical and social recess in schools. Education.
S.351  SD.1819 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 351) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry, Patrick M. O'Connor, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide hands only CPR training and the use of defibrillators. Education.
S.400  SD.536 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 400) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to establish the adopt a senior program. Elder Affairs.
S.401  SD.537 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 401) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry that provisions be made for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the regulation of continuing care retirement communities. Elder Affairs.
S.571  SD.538 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 571) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to the re-use of soil for large reclamation projects. Environment and Natural Resources.
S.572  SD.539 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 572) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry, Jack Patrick Lewis, John J. Cronin and other members of the General Court for legislation to save recycling costs in the commonwealth. Environment and Natural Resources.
S.573  SD.540 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 573) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to Stony Brook Reservation. Environment and Natural Resources.
S.574  SD.568 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 574) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to certain property to be used for conservation or recreational purposes in the West Roxbury neighborhood of the city of Boston. Environment and Natural Resources.
S.709  SD.541 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 709) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to require licensed auto insurance damage appraisers to provide safety notices to the owners of damaged motor vehicles. Financial Services.
S.710  SD.542 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 710) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to preventing fraud in life and accident and health insurance policies. Financial Services.
S.711  SD.576 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 711) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry, Jacob R. Oliveira, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation relative to breast cancer equity and early detection. Financial Services.
S.802  SD.543 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 802) of Michael F. Rush, Vanna Howard and Paul McMurtry for legislation to improve health care cost accountability. Health Care Financing.
S.803  SD.544 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 803) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to health care non-discrimination. Health Care Financing.
S.901  SD.545 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 901) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to ensure affordable housing in perpetuity. Housing.
S.902  SD.546 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 902) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to public housing determination for veterans. Housing.
S.1117  SD.548 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1117) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to bank robberies and collection of fraudulent checks. The Judiciary.
S.1118  SD.1246 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1118) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to further clarify dog bite liability. The Judiciary.
S.1220  SD.549 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1220) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to collective bargaining dues. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1323  SD.550 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1323) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to support the equitable utilization of third party consultants in land use determinations. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1324  SD.551 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1324) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to EMS leave without loss of pay. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1461  SD.552 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1461) of Michael F. Rush, Paul R. Feeney, Paul McMurtry, Michael O. Moore and others for legislation relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers. Public Health.
S.1462  SD.553 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1462) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to requiring trauma kits in public buildings. Public Health.
S.1463  SD.554 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1463) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to public safety and public health worker protections. Public Health.
S.1464  SD.732 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1464) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to regulate central service technicians. Public Health.
S.1465  SD.903 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1465) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to protect children from harmful diet pills and muscle-building supplements. Public Health.
S.1583  SD.555 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1583) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to promote business continuity and recovery after a disaster. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1584  SD.556 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1584) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to the diverse recruitment and reform of the Massachusetts State Police. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1585  SD.557 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1585) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to arson investigators. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1586  SD.652 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1586) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry, Susannah M. Whipps, James K. Hawkins and others for legislation relative to the internal benefits of public safety telecommunicators. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1724  SD.558 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1724) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to creditable service for retirement purposes for non-public school service. Public Service.
S.1725  SD.559 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1725) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to veterans creditable service. Public Service.
S.1726  SD.561 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1726) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to surviving family of emergency medical technicians. Public Service.
S.1727  SD.563 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1727) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry, Lydia Edwards and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation relative to the composition of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Public Service.
S.1728  SD.564 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1728) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to disability retirees and restoration to service. Public Service.
S.1729  SD.565 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1729) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to veterans service officers retirement benefits. Public Service.
S.1730  SD.573 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1730) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry, Joanne M. Comerford, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to include certain certified emergency telecommunicators in Group 2 of the contributory retirement system for public employees. Public Service.
S.1731  SD.814 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1731) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to clarify military buyback options. Public Service.
S.1732  SD.1847 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1732) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to Boston school police retirement. Public Service.
S.1733  SD.2311 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1733) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to the membership of the PRIM board. Public Service.
S.1926  SD.547 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1926) of Michael F. Rush, Michael D. Brady, Susan Williams Gifford, Paul McMurtry and others for legislation relative to deeds excise receipts. Revenue.
S.1927  SD.566 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1927) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to home modifications for seniors. Revenue.
S.1928  SD.567 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1928) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to create the Preservation of Historic Buildings Trust Fund. Revenue.
S.1929  SD.569 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1929) of Michael F. Rush, Tackey Chan and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to veteran tax abatements. Revenue.
S.1930  SD.571 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1930) of Michael F. Rush, Tackey Chan and Paul McMurtry for legislation to grant property tax relief to seniors. Revenue.
S.1931  SD.1191 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1931) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to incentivize veterans to reside in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1932  SD.1957 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1932) of Michael F. Rush, Steven George Xiarhos, Jacob R. Oliveira, John C. Velis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to veterans tax exemptions. Revenue.
S.2066  SD.524 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2066) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry and James B. Eldridge for legislation to authorize the Governor to issue a proclamation setting apart the first Wednesday in May as State Parks Day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2067  SD.572 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2067) of Michael F. Rush and Rob Consalvo for legislation relative to a transfer of a certain parcel of land in Hyde Park. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2081  HD.1495 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2081) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) relative to the charter of the town of Dedham. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2179  SD.525 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2179) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to reduce gas leaks. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.2289  SD.523 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 2289) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry that provisions be made for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the development, maintenance and improvement of the Veterans of Foreign War Highway. Transportation.
S.2290  SD.526 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2290) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to the orange line extension. Transportation.
S.2291  SD.1242 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2291) of Michael F. Rush, Mayor Michelle Wu, Paul McMurtry, Lydia Edwards and others for legislation to promote fare equity. Transportation.
S.2292  SD.2206 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2292) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Dedham as the Honorable Kelly A. Timilty Memorial Bridge. Transportation.
S.2340  SD.529 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2340) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to protecting veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2341  SD.531 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2341) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to shelter benefits for veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2342  SD.532 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2342) of Michael F. Rush, Anne M. Gobi and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to tax credits for homeless veteran housing. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2343  SD.533 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2343) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to military personnel and medical records. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2344  SD.534 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2344) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to Veteran annuities for surviving spouses. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2345  SD.535 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2345) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to the appointment of veterans agents and service officers. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2346  SD.597 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2346) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to uniformity in veteran benefits. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2347  SD.599 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2347) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to dependent eligibility for Chapter 115 benefits. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2348  SD.600 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2348) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to veteran health care. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2349  SD.601 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2349) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to outreach to veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2350  SD.602 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2350) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to veteran employment opportunities. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2351  SD.607 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2351) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to appropriate notice for changes to Veterans’ district agreements. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2352  SD.1825 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2352) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation to ensure the fair treatment of military service members and veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2413  SD.2647 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2413) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to motor vehicle distributors. Transportation.
S.2443  SD.2732 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2443) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush and William F. MacGregor for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Erin Keel, an employee of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Public Service.
S.2455  Senate, October 19, 2023 -- Text of the Senate amendment (Senator Rush) to the House Bill relative to the charter of the town of Dedham (House, No. 2081).
S.2501  SD.2851 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2501) of Michael F. Rush, John H. Rogers, Paul McMurtry, Edward R. Philips and others (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the date set by the charter of the town of Walpole for the annual town election. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2577  SD.2926 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2577) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to superannuation benefits for Ann Marie OKeeffe. Public Service.
S.2706  Senate, March 18, 2024 -- Text of the Senate amendment (Senator Rush) to the House Bill creating the appointed positions of town treasurer and tax collector in the town of Westwood (House, No. 3879).
H.3107  HD.3339 By Representative Rogers of Norwood and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3107) of John H. Rogers, Michael F. Rush and others for legislation to designate cookies and cream as the official ice cream flavor of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3429  HD.595 By Representative Straus of Mattapoisett and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3429) of William M. Straus and Michael F. Rush relative to unmanned aerial systems. Transportation.
H.3879  HD.4351 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3879) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) that the town of Westwood be authorized to create the appointed positions of town treasurer and tax collector in said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3910  HD.4388 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3910) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) relative to the maximum age requirement for original appointment as a police officer in the town of Dedham. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
  SD.2449 By Mr. Rush (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Rebecca Phillips for legislation to place a moratorium on fossil fuel infrastructure. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. This bill is by request. *
  SD.2728 By Mr. Rush (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael Kelly for legislation to establish the official tugboat of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. This bill is by request. *
  SD.2729 By Mr. Rush (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael Kelly for legislation to establish the official barrier boat of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. This bill is by request. *
  SD.2779 By Mr. Rush (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael Stover, for legislation to standardize definitions relative to veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.