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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Mark J. Cusack Democrat - 5th Norfolk

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  Mark.Cusack@mahouse.gov

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24 Beacon St.
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Boston, MA, 02133
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Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
  HD.4391 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) of Ronald Mariano, Mark J. Cusack and John F. Keenan for legislation to authorize the town of Holbrook to recertify the tax rate for the fiscal year 2016. Revenue.
S.24  SD.1986 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 24) of Brian A. Joyce, Bruce J. Ayers, Mark J. Cusack and Walter F. Timilty (by vote of the town) for legislation to amend the charter of the town of Randolph. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.80  SD.11 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 80) of Brian A. Joyce, Tom Sannicandro, Paul McMurtry, Sean Garballey and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the humane treatment of disabled persons. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.83  SD.1470 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 83) of Barbara L'Italien, John F. Keenan, Sean Garballey, Claire D. Cronin and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a means for tracking the unmet need of individuals with developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.89  HD.901 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 89) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others for legislation to prohibit the use of procedures which cause physical pain or deny a reasonable humane existence to persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.127  HD.58 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 127) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to establish a system for tracking the unmet service needs of persons with developmental disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.267  HD.1829 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 267) of John W. Scibak and others relative to access to telemedicine services by allowing certain clinicians to be credentialed and allowing for coverage of such services by all payers and the Medicaid program. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.386  HD.2207 By Messrs. Gordon of Bedford and Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 386) of Kenneth I. Gordon, James M. Cantwell and others relative to social media password privacy for school students. Education.
H.393  HD.72 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 393) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to improving procurement procedures to ensure opportunities for students with disabilities. Education.
S.410  SD.938 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 410) of Anne M. Gobi and Mark J. Cusack for legislation to establish a comprehensive waste managment hierarchy in Massachusetts. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.413  SD.1042 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 413) of Anne M. Gobi, Marc R. Pacheco, James B. Eldridge, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.456  HD.2070 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 456) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to establish a task force (including members of the General Court) to identify and review state laws, regulations and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts. Education.
H.471  HD.1142 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 471) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to encourage media literacy education. Education.
S.501  SD.982 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 501) of Anne M. Gobi, Marc R. Pacheco, Mark C. Montigny, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property. Financial Services.
H.515  HD.1588 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 515) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.520  HD.2456 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 520) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., and others relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.611  SD.1629 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 611) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michelle M. DuBois, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide equal access to medical treatments essential for people with autism. Health Care Financing.
S.649  SD.628 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 649) of Daniel A. Wolf, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Michael O. Moore, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the accessibility, quality and continuity of care for consumers of behavioral health, substance use disorder and mental health services. Health Care Financing.
H.670  HD.1583 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 670) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to establishing a designated port area fund for the improvement of existing commercial and marine industrial infrastructures. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.913  HD.2231 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 913) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to provide insurance coverage for the use of electronic tracking devices to protect the safety of persons with Autism spectrum disorder or Alzheimer’s disease. Financial Services.
S.970  SD.892 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 970) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Paul McMurtry, James J. Dwyer, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to require recordkeeping at public construction worksites in order to protect first responders. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.988  HD.667 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 988) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility. Health Care Financing.
H.989  HD.670 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 989) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to Medicaid expansion. Health Care Financing.
H.996  HD.286 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 996) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits. Health Care Financing.
H.1032  HD.611 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1032) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the management of early childhood caries among MassHealth patients. Health Care Financing.
H.1039  HD.1067 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1039) of Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to create a fiscal incentive program for veterans to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Higher Education.
H.1055  HD.2540 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1055) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty. Higher Education.
H.1064  HD.840 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator L’Italien, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1064) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
H.1125  HD.115 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1125) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and others for legislation to exclude certain veterans’ benefits in calculating housing assistance benefits. Housing.
S.1149  SD.680 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1149) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Claire D. Cronin, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the closing of hospital essential services. Public Health.
S.1166  SD.1732 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1166) of John F. Keenan, Brian M. Ashe and Mark J. Cusack for legislation relative to bed bugs. Public Health.
H.1187  HD.2118 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1187) of Garrett J. Bradley and others for legislation to increase the fines for failure to wear a seat belt. The Judiciary.
H.1197  HD.211 By Representative Brady of Brockton and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1197) of Michael D. Brady, John F. Keenan and others for legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property. The Judiciary.
H.1220  HD.347 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1220) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases. The Judiciary.
S.1261  SD.753 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1261) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Mark J. Cusack, Jennifer E. Benson, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police pursuits in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1273  HD.1323 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1273) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle. The Judiciary.
H.1275  HD.1935 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1275) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns. The Judiciary.
S.1311  SD.463 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1311) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Mark J. Cusack, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police training. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1370  HD.241 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1370) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings. The Judiciary.
S.1440  SD.1237 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1440) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Mark J. Cusack, Timothy R. Whelan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
H.1493  HD.2587 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1493) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder. The Judiciary.
H.1532  HD.1796 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1532) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to the fresh and continued pursuit of motor vehicle operators by police officers outside of the jurisdiction of said officers. The Judiciary.
H.1703  HD.955 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1703) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Mark J. Cusack and Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., relative to apprenticeship programs. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1733  HD.2802 By Representatives Livingstone of Boston and Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1733) of Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to pay equity. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1748  HD.1833 By Representatives Michlewitz of Boston and Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1748) of Aaron Michlewitz, Kate Hogan and others for legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1753  HD.2379 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1753) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and others relative to prevailing wages. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1754  SD.848 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1754) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, James J. Dwyer, Mark J. Cusack, Angelo M. Scaccia and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1756  HD.2433 By Representative O’Day of West Boylston and Senator Pacheco, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1756) of James J. O’Day, Marc R. Pacheco and others for legislation to further define standards of employee safety. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1776  SD.324 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1776) of John F. Keenan and Mark J. Cusack for legislation relative to municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1826  HD.2126 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1826) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to protecting puppies and kittens. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1844  SD.1792 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1844) of John F. Keenan, Bruce J. Ayers, Mark J. Cusack, Tackey Chan and others for legislation relative to directing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to install sound barriers in Quincy and Braintree. Transportation.
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.1865  HD.1367 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1865) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1866  HD.1370 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1866) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1932  HD.2115 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1932) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the training of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Public Health.
H.1958  HD.678 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1958) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to registered nurses or hospital care attendants. Public Health.
H.1973  HD.45 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1973) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
S.1977  SD.2115 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1977) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce and Mark J. Cusack for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Kenneth Bascomb, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Correction. Public Service.
H.2097  HD.1490 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2097) of Paul Brodeur and others for legislation requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all residential, governmental and commercial structures. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.2181  SD.2471 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2181) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John F. Keenan, Mark J. Cusack and Ronald Mariano for legislation to establish Peace Day in the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2296  HD.1564 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2296) of William C. Galvin and others relative to the retirement benefits of certain state police officers. Public Service.
H.2302  HD.1967 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2302) of Sean Garballey and others relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees. Public Service.
H.2359  HD.959 By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2359) of John J. Lawn, Jr., and others relative to insurance benefits for current and retired state employees. Public Service.
H.2410  HD.1565 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2410) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to grant public employee retirement rights to certain persons providing educational services to special need students. Public Service.
H.2425  HD.658 By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2425) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., and others relative to the retirement benefits for certain employees of the Department of Correction. Public Service.
H.2459  HD.361 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2459) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to property tax exemptions for veterans. Revenue.
H.2473  HD.613 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2473) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to provide certain tax credits for investments in gateway municipalities. Revenue.
H.2503  HD.2060 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2503) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. Revenue.
H.2726  HD.1871 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2726) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to state contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2834  HD.3125 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2834) of Walter F. Timilty and others relative to flying the flag of the Commonwealth at half-staff annually to honor the victims of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2858  HD.387 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2858) of Edward F. Coppinger and others relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2889  HD.1409 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2889) of Stephen Kulik, Ellen Story and Mark J. Cusack for legislation to promote residential energy efficiency improvements in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2904  HD.1813 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2904) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2925  HD.3463 By Messrs. Moran of Boston and Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2925) of Byron Rushing and others for the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the Summer Olympic Games. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2979  HD.1612 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2979) of James J. Dwyer and others relative to exempting veterans from the standard registration fee for veterans license plates. Transportation.
H.3151  HD.116 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3151) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and others relative to the appointment of veterans’ agents and service officers. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3155  HD.1886 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3155) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and others relative to burial benefits of veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3156  HD.1889 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3156) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination against veterans in employment decisions. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3157  HD.1890 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3157) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and others for legislation to allocate tax credits for projects sponsored by nonprofits to provide permanent housing for formerly homeless veterans in service-based multifamily property and projects. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3158  HD.1907 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3158) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and others relative to establishing the office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services in the Governor’s cabinet. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3159  HD.1912 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3159) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., and others relative to shelter benefits for veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3165  HD.1522 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3165) of Paul A. Schmid III and others relative to reimbursements for expenditures made by cities and towns for veterans’ benefits. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3166  HD.2897 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3166) of Paul A. Schmid III and others that the Division of State Parks and Recreation be directed to issue ParksPass waivers to certain veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3219  HD.1843 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3219) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to establish a designated port area community fund. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.3242  HD.369 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3242) of Ellen Story, Todd M. Smola and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3386  HD.2399 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3386) of Daniel Cullinane and others for legislation to promote the hiring of residents for permanent and construction jobs created by the Economic Development Incentive Program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.3746  HD.3914 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study concerning pancreatic cancer. Public Health.
H.3898  HD.4211 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James M. Cantwell and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study behavioral health promotion and upstream prevention. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.