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The 191st 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 109-C
Boston, MA, 02133
Phone:
(617) 722-1348
Fax:
617-722-1071
Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
  SD.1782 By Mr. Rush, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to designate New England clam chowder as the official state dish of the Commonwealth. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
  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.
S.63  SD.940 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 63) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to protect certain employees of private schools from frivolous reports filed pursuant to section 51A of chapter 119 of the General Laws. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.141  SD.1520 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 141) of Michael F. Rush, Robert M. Koczera, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to mobile wireless contracts and agreements. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.142  SD.1528 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 142) of Michael F. Rush, Robert M. Koczera, James J. Dwyer, Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to price discrepancies in gas station purchases . Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.143  SD.1535 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 143) of Michael F. Rush, Linda Campbell, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Martin J. Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Veterans Assistance Trust Fund. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.144  SD.1766 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 144) of Michael F. Rush, Robert M. Koczera, Christopher G. Fallon and Denise Andrews for legislation relative to the fair distribution and pricing of event tickets. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.265  SD.1142 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 265) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to further define the term "bullying". Education.
S.266  SD.1148 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 266) of Michael F. Rush, Patricia A. Haddad, Thomas M. McGee, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to require instruction in CPR and the use of defibrillators for high school graduation. Education.
S.306  SD.1699 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 306) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to establish the adopt a senior program. Elder Affairs.
S.397  SD.974 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 397) of Michael F. Rush, Tom Sannicandro, Michael R. Knapik, Angelo M. Scaccia and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Department of Conservation retaining certain revenue to promote the development of parks. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.398  SD.1126 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 398) of Michael F. Rush, Martin J. Walsh, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to requiring recycling in state buildings. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.399  SD.1611 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 399) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to regulation of discharge of pharmaceutical and personal care product-laden wastewater into private drinking water wells and municipal drinking water supplies. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.489  SD.971 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 489) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to fees charged to insurance companies for certain services. Financial Services.
S.490  SD.1555 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 490) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to foreclosed property. Financial Services.
S.491  SD.1559 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 491) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry, Robert M. Koczera, Martin J. Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to vacated foreclosed residential property. Financial Services.
S.788  SD.948 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 788) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to Forest Hills Cemetery. The Judiciary.
S.789  SD.952 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 789) of Michael F. Rush and Edward F. Coppinger for payment from the State Treasury to Colonel William J. Gormley, III, for legal expenses incurred by him in defense against a certain civil complaint . The Judiciary.
S.890  SD.968 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 890) of Michael F. Rush, Karen E. Spilka and Thomas J. Calter for legislation relative to protections extended to lay teachers in parochial schools. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.891  SD.1165 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 891) of Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to limit indemnity and insurace responsibility for general contractors and subcontractors. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.968  SD.967 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 968) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to increasing the fine for conducting or maintaining open air parking lots without a license. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.969  SD.1247 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 969) of Michael F. Rush, Mayor Thomas Menino and Carlo Basile for legislation relative to dangerous dogs in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.970  SD.1262 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 970) of Michael F. Rush, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, Carlo Basile, Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote worksite safety and restoration of local roads. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.971  SD.1358 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 971) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to municipal services. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1098  SD.1540 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1098) of Michael F. Rush, Edward F. Coppinger, Martin J. Walsh and Christopher G. Fallon for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Cemeteries Board of Oversight. Public Health.
S.1170  SD.1324 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1170) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to unsafe elecators. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1278  SD.956 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1278) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Sally Kennedy-Calo, an employee of the Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
S.1279  SD.965 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1279) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to provide affordable health insurance through the Group Insurance Commission. Public Service.
S.1280  SD.1130 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1280) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to define member contribution for retirement system. Public Service.
S.1281  SD.1133 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1281) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to collective bargaining at the Massachusetts Bay Transporation Authority . Public Service.
S.1282  SD.1172 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1282) of Michael F. Rush, Linda Campbell and Thomas J. Calter for legislation relative to veteran creditable service for certain public retirees. Public Service.
S.1283  SD.1234 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1283) of Michael F. Rush, Christopher G. Fallon, Thomas J. Calter, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to bargaining units. Public Service.
S.1284  SD.1403 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1284) of Michael F. Rush, Christopher G. Fallon, Thomas J. Calter, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others for legislation to resolve collective bargaining disputes. Public Service.
S.1285  SD.1549 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1285) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Kathleen Meinhofer, an employee of the Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
S.1286  SD.1648 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1286) of Michael F. Rush and Thomas J. Calter for legislation relative to the accidental death benefits of Michael A. Carell. Public Service.
S.1287  SD.1663 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1287) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to an appropriation for Daniel M. Henderson Esq., former employee of the Massachusetts Civil Service Commission. Public Service.
S.1414  SD.1511 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1414) of Michael F. Rush and Linda Campbell for legislation relative to a property tax exemption for disabled veterans. Revenue.
S.1415  SD.1516 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1415) of Michael F. Rush and Linda Campbell for legislation relative to local property tax exemptions for certain persons. Revenue.
S.1533  SD.1127 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1533) of Michael F. Rush, Edward F. Coppinger, Michael R. Knapik, James B. Eldridge and others 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.1534  SD.1257 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1534) of Michael F. Rush, Mayor Thomas M. Menino, William N. Brownsberger, Carlo Basile and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow for municipal innovation through procurement reform. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1580  HD.96 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1580) of John H. Rogers and Michael F. Rush for legislation to provide remedies to consumers for clearing titles after the payoff of mortgages. The Judiciary.
S.1700  SD.1238 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1700) of Michael F. Rush, Thomas J. Calter and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation relative to disabled veterans . Transportation.
S.1701  SD.1533 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1701) of Michael F. Rush, Linda Campbell, John Hart, Jr., James J. Dwyer and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to a Massachusetts Fallen Heroes license plate. Transportation.
S.1745  SD.959 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1745) of Michael F. Rush, Linda Campbell and Thomas J. Calter for legislation relative to custody of children by persons on military service overseas. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1746  SD.1162 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1746) of Michael F. Rush and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation relative to the Train Vets to Treat Vets Fund. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1747  SD.1425 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1747) of Michael F. Rush, Linda Campbell, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the certification of veterans service officers and agents. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1748  SD.1538 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1748) of Michael F. Rush and Linda Campbell for legislation relative to the veteran status of certain officials. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1749  SD.1564 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1749) of Michael F. Rush, Bruce E. Tarr, Linda Campbell, Martin J. Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the term "Gold Star" and for related purposes. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1832  SD.1773 By Mr. Rush, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush, Kevin G. Honan and Edward F. Coppinger for legislation relative to the practice of athletic training. Public Health.
S.1864  SD.1795 By Mr. Rush, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush, Edward F. Coppinger, Walter F. Timilty, Thomas P. Kennedy and other members of the General Court for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the city of Boston, The Brigadier General William J. Gormley III Bridge . Transportation.
S.1913  SD.1781 By Mr. Rush, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to the designation of deputy assistant clerks of the courts. The Judiciary.
S.1943  SD.1946 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1943) of Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town)for legislation to exempt Barry Canavan from the maximum age requirement as a firefighter in the town of Westwood. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1944  SD.1947 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1944) of Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the police department of the town of Westwood from the provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2048  Senate March 17, 2014 -- Text of the Senate amendment (Senator Rush) to the House Bill relative to the charter of the town of Dedham (House, No. 3955)
S.2057  SD.2030 Offered by Senator Michael F. Rush
S.2170  SD.1919 By Mr. Rush, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush, Denise C. Garlick, Thomas P. Kennedy and Richard J. Ross for legislation to designate certain bridge in the town of Needham as the Reverend (LT) Daniel J. Kennedy, USN Memorial Bridge. Transportation.
S.2200  Senate, May 21, 2014 -- Text of amendment (83) (offered by Senator Rush) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 4) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2015 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements.
H.3447  HD.3592 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston and Senator Rush, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Edward F. Coppinger and Michael F. Rush for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Thomas Mulvey, an employee of the Department of Housing and Community Development. Public Service.
H.3517  HD.3700 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3517) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) that the town of Dedham be authorized to exempt the position of deputy police chief in said town from the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3518  HD.3701 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3518) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) that the town of Dedham be authorized to appoint two alternate members of the conservation commission of said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3519  HD.3702 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3519) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) that the town of Dedham be authorized to grant three additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3794  HD.3973 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3794) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the police department of the town of Westwood from the provisions of civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3795  HD.3974 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3795) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) relative to the appointment of Barry Canavan as a fire fighter in the town of Westwood, notwithstanding the maximum age requirement. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3851  HD.3909 By Representative Garlick of Needham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Denise C. Garlick and Michael F. Rush for legislation to authorize the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to acquire certain parcels of land in the town of Needham. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.4196  HD.4317 By Representative Rogers of Norwood and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4196) of John H. Rogers and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) that the town of Norwood be authorized to appoint special police officers in said town. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4564  HD.4582 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4564) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) that the town of Dedham be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
S.790  SD.1151 By Mr. Rush (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 790) of Hal Shurtleff for legislation relative to due process to prohibit the Commonwealth and its political subdivisions from adopting environmental and developmental policies that would infringe or restrict private property rights. The Judiciary. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.