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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.2062 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to limit indemnity and insurance responsibility for general contractors and subcontractors. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.49  Text of amendment number (6) relative to Comprehensive Early Retirement Incentive Program offered by Mr. Rush to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 44)
S.187  SD.116 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 187) of Michael F. Rush, James B. Eldridge and Chris Walsh for legislation relative to the fair distribution and pricing of event tickets. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.188  SD.119 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 188) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to mobile wireless contracts and agreements. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.189  SD.415 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 189) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to require licensed auto insurance damage appraisers to provide safety notices to the owners of damaged motor vehicles. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.190  SD.417 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 190) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to the licensure of appraisers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.191  SD.541 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 191) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to local aid lottery expansion. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.332  SD.195 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 332) of Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore, Paul McMurtry, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to involve youth in civic engagement. Education.
S.333  SD.414 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 333) of Michael F. Rush and Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to safety response in schools. Education.
S.367  SD.148 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 367) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Josh S. Cutler, Dennis A. Rosa and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the adopt a senior program. Elder Affairs.
S.461  SD.1429 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 461) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to traffic laws enforcement by environmental police officers. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.462  SD.1785 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 462) of Michael F. Rush, Edward F. Coppinger, James B. Eldridge, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the safety and reclamation of quarries. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.554  SD.147 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 554) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to vacated foreclosed residential property. Financial Services.
S.632  SD.1258 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 632) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to the Health Policy Commission. Health Care Financing.
S.718  SD.197 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 718) of Michael F. Rush, Josh S. Cutler, Paul McMurtry, Barbara L'Italien and others for legislation to ensure affordable housing in perpetuity. Housing.
S.897  SD.149 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 897) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to Forest Hills Cemetery. The Judiciary.
S.899  SD.406 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 899) of Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to prohibit solicitation of a felony. The Judiciary.
S.1005  SD.86 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1005) of Michael F. Rush and David F. DeCoste for legislation relative to protections extended to lay teachers in parochial schools. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1102  SD.429 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1102) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to support the equitable utilization of third party consultants in land use determinations. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1215  SD.113 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1215) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Cemeteries Board of Oversight. Public Health.
S.1216  SD.162 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1216) of Michael F. Rush, Todd M. Smola, David Paul Linsky, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the practice of athletic training. Public Health.
S.1217  SD.213 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1217) of Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore, Paul McMurtry, Michael J. Finn and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the safety of Alzheimer's disease patients. Public Health.
S.1218  SD.422 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1218) of Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore, Paul McMurtry, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers. Public Health.
H.1240  HD.2637 By Representative Collins of Boston and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1240) of Nick Collins and Michael F. Rush relative to the appointment of deputy assistant clerks of the courts. The Judiciary.
S.1295  SD.295 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1295) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to unsafe elevators. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1296  SD.323 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1296) of Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore, Paul McMurtry, Walter F. Timilty and others for legislation relative to bank robberies and collection of fraudulent checks. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1423  SD.110 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1423) of Michael F. Rush and David F. DeCoste for legislation relative to veteran creditable service for certain public retirees. Public Service.
S.1424  SD.111 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1424) of Michael F. Rush and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to firefighter bargaining units. Public Service.
S.1425  SD.112 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1425) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to resolve collective bargaining disputes. Public Service.
S.1426  SD.163 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1426) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to define member contribution for retirement system. Public Service.
S.1427  SD.203 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1427) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry and James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the civil service exam. Public Service.
S.1428  SD.532 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1428) of Michael F. Rush and Patricia A. Haddad for legislation relative to public safety line of duty benefits. Public Service.
S.1429  SD.689 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1429) of Michael F. Rush, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Paul McMurtry, Daniel J. Ryan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to surviving family of emergency medical technicians. Public Service.
S.1555  SD.159 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1555) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Dennis A. Rosa, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home modifications for seniors. Revenue.
S.1556  SD.192 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1556) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Paul McMurtry, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the Preservation of Historic Buildings Trust Fund. Revenue.
S.1557  SD.206 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1557) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Josh S. Cutler, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to grant property tax relief to seniors. Revenue.
S.1558  SD.211 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1558) of Michael F. Rush and Brian M. Ashe for legislation to promote business continuity and recovery after a disaster. Revenue.
S.1559  SD.282 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1559) of Michael F. Rush and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to sales tax relief in the aftermath of an emergency. Revenue.
S.1560  SD.287 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1560) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry and Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote business growth. Revenue.
S.1712  SD.66 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1712) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry, James B. Eldridge and Edward F. Coppinger 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.1713  SD.160 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1713) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to designate New England clam chowder as the official state dish of the commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1714  SD.183 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1714) of Michael F. Rush, Jason M. Lewis and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to establish the commission on government accountability, economy, and efficiency. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1715  SD.193 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1715) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Dennis A. Rosa, Paul McMurtry and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote American manufacturing. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1716  SD.215 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1716) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry and Richard J. Ross for legislation to provide for efficient use of leased or rented property and prevent waste in use of leased or rented facilities. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1717  SD.409 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1717) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Josh S. Cutler, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the observance of a Gold Star Wives Day and a Gold Star Mothers and Families Day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1718  SD.446 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1718) of Michael F. Rush and David F. DeCoste for legislation to observe Unites States Navy Day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1871  SD.437 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1871) of Michael F. Rush for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Norwood as the Thomas J. Kewriga Memorial Bridge. Transportation.
S.1872  SD.507 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1872) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Michael O. Moore, Eileen M. Donoghue and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the penalty for distracted driving. Transportation.
S.1873  SD.705 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1873) of Michael F. Rush, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Daniel J. Ryan and Daniel J. Hunt for legislation relative to the collection of mobility study data conducted in connection with construction projects funded by MassDOT. Transportation.
S.1874  SD.1168 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1874) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry and Edward F. Coppinger for legislation relative to a special VFW Parkway master plan commission. Transportation.
S.1911  SD.94 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1911) of Michael F. Rush, Jennifer E. Benson, Paul McMurtry, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the term "Gold Star" and for related purposes. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1912  SD.146 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1912) of Michael F. Rush and David F. DeCoste for legislation relative to the veteran status of certain officials. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1913  SD.158 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1913) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to public homes for veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1914  SD.679 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1914) of Michael F. Rush, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Daniel J. Hunt, Daniel J. Ryan and other members of the General Court for legislation to update veterans’ burial expenses. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1950  SD.2083 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1950) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush and Edward F. Coppinger for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for John J. Monahan, an employee of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.2045  HD.2373 By Representative Rogers of Norwood and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2045) of John H. Rogers, Michael F. Rush and others relative to granting equal access to original birth certificates. Public Health.
S.2089  Text of Senate amendment (Senator Rush) to the House Bill authorizing the town of Norwood to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises (House, No. 3684).
H.2370  HD.761 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2370) 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.2744  HD.666 By Representative Garlick of Needham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2744) of Denise C. Garlick, Michael F. Rush and Richard J. Ross for legislation to authorize the Department of Transportation to acquire certain parcels of land in the town of Needham to be used for a highway buffer zone. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2993  HD.3116 By Representative Fox of Boston and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2993) of Gloria L. Fox, Michael F. Rush and others relative to the issuance of distinctive license plates for veterans. Transportation.
H.3193  HD.3657 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3193) 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.]
H.3198  HD.3638 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3198) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) that the town Westwood be authorized to exempt the positions of fire chief and deputy fire chief from certain provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3269  HD.136 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3269) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) relative to the authority of the town manager of the town of Dedham. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3636  HD.3921 By Representative 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 designate a certain bridge in the city of Boston as the Paul McLaughlin bridge. Transportation.
H.3637  HD.3922 By Representative 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 designate a certain bridge in the city of Boston the Honorable Arthur J. Lewis, Jr. bridge. Transportation.
H.3728  HD.4072 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Rush, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Michael F. Rush and others for legislation to authorize the commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant a lease over certain property in the city of Boston. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3744  HD.4096 By Representative Rogers of Norwood and Senator Rush, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John H. Rogers and Michael F. Rush for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Diane Ranno, an employee of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Public Service.
H.3881  HD.4321 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3881) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) that the town of Dedham be authorized to create a renewable energy fund for said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3882  HD.4320 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3882) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) that the town of Dedham be authorized to deposit receipts from the local meals excise to the Robin Reyes Major Capital Facilities Stabilization Fund. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4358  HD.4820 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4358) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) that the town of Westwood be authorized to grant a special license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages at an agricultural event. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4573  HD.4950 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4573) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush (by vote of the town) relative to the assessment of local property taxes in the town of Westwood. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4728  HD.5146 By Representative McMurtry of Dedham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul McMurtry and Michael F. Rush for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Hua Tan, an employee of the Department of Public Health. Public Service.
S.896  SD.89 By Mr. Rush (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 896) 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. *
S.898  SD.359 By Mr. Rush (by request), a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 898) of Hal Shurtleff for legislation for the State of Massachusetts to Rescind all previous calls for an Article V Constitutional Convention. The Judiciary. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.