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The 192nd 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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S.336  SD.984 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 336) of Barry R. Finegold, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael F. Rush, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to safety and violence education for students (the SAVE Students Act). Education.
S.362  SD.1307 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 362) of Jason M. Lewis, Susan L. Moran, Rebecca L. Rausch, Eric P. Lesser and other members of the Senate for legislation to provide affordable and accessible high quality early education and care to promote child development and well-being and support the economy in the Commonwealth. Education.
H.617  HD.1513 By Ms. Higgins of Leominster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 617) of Natalie M. Higgins and others relative to safety and violence education for students. Education.
S.709  SD.296 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 709) of Michael O. Moore, Brian W. Murray, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish minimum reimbursement rates to insurance claimants. Financial Services.
S.824  SD.410 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 824) of Joanne M. Comerford, James M. Murphy, Adam J. Scanlon, Patricia A. Duffy and other members of the General Court for legislation to commit to higher education the resources to insure a strong and healthy public higher education system. Higher Education.
S.846  SD.1763 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 846) of Joan B. Lovely, Michael J. Barrett, Jack Patrick Lewis, Diana DiZoglio and other members of the General Court for legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism, and other developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
S.1060  SD.493 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1060) of John F. Keenan, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Thomas M. Stanley, Michael D. Brady and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase transparency in the Massachusetts land record systems to protect the property rights of homeowners and businesses. The Judiciary.
S.1095  SD.1546 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1095) of Mark C. Montigny and Michael F. Rush for legislation to enhance the lives of survivors of human trafficking. The Judiciary.
S.1098  SD.1657 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1098) of Mark C. Montigny, Michael F. Rush, Michael J. Barrett, Christopher Hendricks and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen laws combatting human trafficking and protecting survivors of modern-day slavery. The Judiciary.
H.1111  HD.77 By Mr. Hawkins of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1111) of James K. Hawkins and others for legislation to establish a set of minimum reimbursement rates for labor by insurers to claimants for first- or third-party motor vehicle insurance claims in the Commonwealth. Financial Services.
S.1179  SD.774 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1179) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Eric P. Lesser, Jason M. Lewis, Diana DiZoglio and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent wage theft, promote employer accountability, and enhance public enforcement. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1389  SD.252 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1389) of Cynthia Stone Creem, Edward F. Coppinger, Carmine Lawrence Gentile, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve food allergy awareness. Public Health.
S.1438  SD.1951 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1438) of Barry R. Finegold, Michael F. Rush, Diana DiZoglio, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to athletic training. Public Health.
S.1519  SD.2266 By Ms. Rausch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1519) of Rebecca L. Rausch, Kay Khan, Jason M. Lewis, Hannah Kane and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to out-of-hospital birth access and safety. Public Health.
S.1589  SD.228 By Mr. Feeney, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1589) of Paul R. Feeney, Michael D. Brady, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael O. Moore and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to safe building materials. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1625  SD.963 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1625) of Michael O. Moore, Diana DiZoglio, Michael F. Rush, Timothy R. Whelan and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a special commission to study technology to monitor and protect individuals in law enforcement custody. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1669  SD.1686 By Mr. Collins, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1669) of Nick Collins, Brendan P. Crighton, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to providing a COVID-19 retirement credit to essential public-sector workers. Public Service.
S.1930  SD.344 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1930) of Michael O. Moore, Anne M. Gobi, Diana DiZoglio, Brian M. Ashe and other members of the General Court for legislation to support job growth in the commonwealth. Revenue.
H.2233  HD.1811 By Mr. Biele of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2233) of David Biele and others relative to requiring head injury athletic trainers at high schools offering interscholastic athletic activities. Public Health.
H.2247  HD.2666 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2247) of Edward F. Coppinger and others relative to athletic trainers and athletic training. Public Health.
H.2331  HD.1309 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2331) of Kay Khan and others relative to the sale of dietary supplements for weight loss and muscle building. Public Health.
S.2358  SD.394 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2358) of Michael O. Moore, Diana DiZoglio, Michael F. Rush, Michael D. Brady and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to life cycle costs for long term pavement solutions. Transportation.
S.2402  SD.167 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by resolutions, Senate, No. 2402) of James B. Eldridge, Carmine Lawrence Gentile, Adam J. Scanlon, Walter F. Timilty and other members of the General Court for the adoption of Resolutions for a United States Constitutional Amendment and a limited amendment proposing convention. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.2614  Senate, January 10, 2022 -- The committee on Public Health, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1389) of Cynthia Stone Creem, Edward F. Coppinger, Carmine Lawrence Gentile, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve food allergy awareness; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4214) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Carmine Lawrence Gentile relative to food allergy awareness, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2614).
S.2719  Senate, March 3, 2022 -- The committee on Labor and Workforce Development, to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1247) of Michael F. Rush for legislation relative to protections extended to lay teachers in parochial schools, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2719).
S.2747  Senate, March 10, 2022 -- The committee on Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 336) of Barry R. Finegold, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael F. Rush, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to safety and violence education for students (the SAVE Students Act); (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 389) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to school safety issues; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 392) of Walter F. Timilty for legislation relative to school safety and security, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2747).
S.2797  An Act relative to temporary registration plates
S.2812  Senate, April 7, 2022 -- The committee on Higher Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 824) of Joanne M. Comerford, James M. Murphy, Adam J. Scanlon, Patricia A. Duffy and other members of the General Court for legislation to commit to higher education the resources to insure a strong and healthy public higher education system; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 829) of James B. Eldridge, Natalie M. Higgins, Maria Duaime Robinson, Brian W. Murray and other members of the General Court for legislation to guarantee debt-free public higher education; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 842) of Eric P. Lesser and Diana DiZoglio for legislation relative to the endowment match program; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 848) of Mark C. Montigny for legislation to establish the Bridge the Gap Scholarship to universalize access to community colleges; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 851) of Michael O. Moore for legislation relative to the Massachusetts State College Building Authority; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 852) of Michael O. Moore, Maria Duaime Robinson, Brian M. Ashe and James B. Eldridge for legislation to break generational cycles of poverty; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1220) of Eric P. Lesser, Patricia A. Duffy, Brian M. Ashe and Joanne M. Comerford for legislation relative to community college tuition, report the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2812).
S.2815  Senate, April 7, 2022 -- The committee on Higher Education to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 846) of Joan B. Lovely, Michael J. Barrett, Jack Patrick Lewis, Diana DiZoglio and other members of the General Court for legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism, and other developmental disabilities, report the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2815).
S.2856  Senate, May 2, 2022 -- The committee on Financial Services, to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 726) of Michael F. Rush, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., William M. Straus, Jessica Ann Giannino and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to breast cancer equity and early detection, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2856).
S.2883  Senate, May 19, 2022 -- The committee on Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Elizabeth A. Malia, Patrick M. O'Connor and Joanne M. Comerford for legislation relative to universal prekindergarten access; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 312) of Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation to improve literacy skills; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 317) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael O. Moore, Brendan P. Crighton, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to rates of payment for early childhood education and care programs; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 319) of Sal N. DiDomenico and James B. Eldridge for legislation to ensure high quality pre-kindergarten education; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 320) of Diana DiZoglio for legislation to establish an online system to process background checks by the Department of Early Education and Care; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 339) of Adam Gomez for legislation to create a disproportionate share childcare provider fund; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 358) of Jason M. Lewis and Jack Patrick Lewis for legislation to preserve early education support for families; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 362) of Jason M. Lewis, Susan L. Moran, Rebecca L. Rausch, Eric P. Lesser and other members of the Senate for legislation to provide affordable and accessible high quality early education and care to promote child development and well-being and support the economy in the Commonwealth; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 393) of Walter F. Timilty, James M. Murphy and Hannah Kane for legislation to strengthen the background checks process, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2883).
H.2909  HD.2711 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2909) of Denise C. Garlick and Michael F. Rush relative to medical and dental expense income tax deductions. Revenue.
S.2913  SENATE, Monday, June 6, 2022 - The committee on Ways and Means to whom was referred the Senate Bill regulating central service technicians (Senate, No. 1522),-- reports, recommending that the same ought to pass with an amendment substituting a new draft with the same title (Senate, No. 2913).
S.2923  Senate, June 16, 2022 -- The committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 517) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jessica Ann Giannino, Michelle L. Ciccolo, Patrick M. O'Connor and other members of the General Court for legislation to save recycling costs in the commonwealth; and (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 610) of Michael F. Rush, Mathew J. Muratore, Paul McMurtry, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to save recycling costs in the commonwealth, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2923).
S.2928  Senate, June 16, 2022 -- The committee on Financial Services, to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 709) of Michael O. Moore, Brian W. Murray, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish minimum reimbursement rates to insurance claimants, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2928).
S.2933  Senate, June 9, 2022 -- Text of the Senate Bill regulating central service technicians (being the text of Senate, No. 2913, printed as amended)
S.2973  An Act to expand access to high-quality, affordable early education and care
S.2997  Senate, July 7, 2022 -- Text of the Senate Bill to expand access to high-quality, affordable early education and care (being the text of Senate, No. 2979, printed as amended)
S.3072  An Act relative to safety and violence education for students (the SAVE Students Act)
S.3082  Senate, July 29, 2022 -- Text of the Senate Bill relative to safety and violence education for students (the SAVE Students Act) (being the text of Senate, No. 3072, printed as amended).
H.3865  HD.4120 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Edward F. Coppinger and others relative to the educational needs of students whose education was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. Education.
H.3897  An Act authorizing the town of Norwood to grant an additional liquor license
H.4114  An Act relative to the South Norwood General Business District
H.4195  HD.4474 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to the governance, structure and care of veterans at veterans’ homes in the Commonwealth. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.4271  An Act protecting children from harmful diet pills and muscle-building supplements
H.4298  An Act relative to the governance, structure and care of veterans at the Commonwealth’s veterans’ homes
H.4441  An Act relative to the governance, structure and care of veterans at the Commonwealth’s veterans’ homes
H.4536  An Act relative to emergency water management plans
H.4540  An Act relative to safety and violence education for students (the SAVE Students Act)
H.4541  An Act relative to the educational needs of students whose education was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 emergency
H.4619  An Act relative to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation
H.4748  An Act relative to breast cancer equity and early detection
H.4868  An Act to establish minimum reimbursement rate to insurance claimants
H.4998  An Act authorizing the town of Dedham to continue the employment of William Spillane as Chief of the Fire Department
H.4999  An Act relative to the maximum age requirement for original appointment as a police officer in the town of Dedham
H.5055  An Act relative to the educational needs of students whose education was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 emergency
H.5106  The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the two branches with reference to the Senate amendment of the House Bill relative to the governance, structure and care of veterans at the Commonwealth’s veterans’ homes (House, No. 4441, amended), reports recommending passage of the accompanying bill (House, No. 5106).
H.5140  HD.5272 By Mr. Philips of Sharon, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 5140) of Edward R. Philips and others (by vote of the town) relative to the charter of the town of Walpole. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.