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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Ruth B. Balser Democrat - 12th Middlesex

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  Ruth.Balser@mahouse.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 167
Boston, MA, 02133
Phone:
(617) 722-2810
Fax:
617-626-0119
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H.196  HD.1063 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 196) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to kosher food signage. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.401  HD.1031 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 401) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to require the development of standards for prohibiting or limiting the use of suspension and expulsion in preschools. Education.
H.402  HD.1333 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 402) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to encourage strategies to develop school students’ social-emotional learning competencies. Education.
H.732  HD.1033 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 732) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to environmental land replacement. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.733  HD.1073 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 733) of Ruth B. Balser, José F. Tosado and Denise Provost relative to marbled crayfish and marmokrebs. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.907  HD.1036 By Representatives Balser of Newton and Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 907) of Ruth B. Balser, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others relative to the continuity of care for mental health treatment. Financial Services.
H.908  HD.1037 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 908) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit benefit limits and exclusions for behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.909  HD.1040 By Representatives Balser of Newton and Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 909) of Ruth B. Balser, Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to require health care coverage for emergency psychiatric services. Financial Services.
H.910  HD.1417 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 910) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to mental health or substance use disorder insurance benefits. Financial Services.
H.1125  HD.1067 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1125) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to annual rate adjustments for certain inpatient behavioral health providers. Health Care Financing.
H.1126  HD.1070 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1126) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to ensure affordable health connector coverage. Health Care Financing.
H.1127  HD.2478 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1127) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to making technical changes to the Betsy Lehman Center for patient safety and medical error reduction enabling law. Health Care Financing.
H.1338  HD.1044 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1338) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to require county and state correctional facilities to provide substance abuse services to certain inmates. The Judiciary.
H.1339  HD.1046 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1339) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to establish the Department of Mental Health as the oversight agency for the mental health system within the state prison system. The Judiciary.
H.1341  HD.1126 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1341) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to reporting requirements for the Department of Correction regarding the use of solitary confinement for LGBTQI prisoners. The Judiciary.
H.1342  HD.2473 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1342) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the psychiatric evaluation and treatment of certain mentally ill persons alleged to have committed assault or assault and battery. The Judiciary.
H.1343  HD.2727 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1343) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the testing for the use of alcohol or narcotic drugs or other controlled substances as a condition of release. The Judiciary.
H.1697  HD.1049 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1697) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to payments for psychological services provided by MassHealth. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1698  HD.1050 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1698) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to placing oversight of Bridgewater State Hospital under the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1699  HD.1069 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1699) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to provide that network hospitals be compensated for behavioral health services to certain MassHealth patients. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1700  HD.1125 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1700) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to ensuring access to addiction services to residents of secure facilities approved by the Department of Public Health or the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1844  HD.1053 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1844) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to include psychologists in the definition of nursing practice. Public Health.
H.1845  HD.1055 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1845) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to requiring choke response employee training in all restaurants. Public Health.
H.1846  HD.1075 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1846) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to establish a commission (including members of the General Court) to study the need to reduce salt and sugar content in meals served in restaurants, schools, and public spaces. Public Health.
H.1847  HD.1077 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1847) of Ruth B. Balser and others that the Department of Public Health promulgate rules and regulations to implement the public health Fukushima lessons for nuclear emergency preparation. Public Health.
H.2027  HD.1058 By Representatives Balser of Newton and Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2027) of Ruth B. Balser, Paul J. Donato and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to require automatic sprinkler protection systems in certain housing. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2028  HD.1059 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2028) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to clarifying the standards for requiring the installation of automatic sprinkler systems in rehabilitated buildings. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2802  HD.1248 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2802) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to to secure a clean energy future and provide comprehensive solutions to the climate crisis. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2803  HD.2736 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2803) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to Department of Public Utilities commissioners. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2804  HD.2775 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2804) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the use of electric and gas energy efficiency funds allocated for low income residential customers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2805  HD.2783 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2805) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to establish a beneficial electrification commission to study the economic, energy, and environmental benefits of market transformation to accelerate beneficial electrification of space heating. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2964  HD.1060 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2964) of Ruth B. Balser and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to renaming the Yawkey commuter rail station. Transportation.
H.3573  HD.1520 By Representatives Balser of Newton and Miranda of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3573) of Ruth B. Balser, Liz Miranda and others relative to introductory and in-service training programs of law enforcement agencies in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
  HD.4546 By Ms. Balser of Newton (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James P. Ryan relative to requiring notification of fraud by the Division of Professional Licensure and boards of registration. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. This bill is by request. *
H.1340  HD.1064 By Ms. Balser of Newton (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1340) of Linda Bonica and José F. Tosado for legislation to recognize common law marriage in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.