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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
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Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
H.63  HD.927 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 63) of Kay Khan and others ensuring access to basic health care for children and young adults. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.102  HD.273 By Representatives Bradley of Hingham and Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 102) of Garrett J. Bradley, Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others for legislation to ensure that independent repair facilities in the Commonwealth have access to information related to the proper and complete diagnosis, service and repair of motor vehicles. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.150  SD.339 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 150) of Stephen M. Brewer, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas P. Conroy, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to an independent analysis of expanding gaming in the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies].
H.151  HD.557 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 151) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to provide for reimbursement to cities and towns for extraordinary special education costs. Education.
H.153  HD.145 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 153) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study issues relative to education. Education.
H.159  HD.423 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Tolman, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 159) of Tom Sannicandro, Mark J. Cusack, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Steven A. Tolman and others for legislation to promote the successful transition of students with disabilities to post-secondary education, employment and independent living. Education.
H.179  HD.999 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 179) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the teaching of health education in schools. Education.
S.183  SD.1635 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 183) of Harriette L. Chandler, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation to design civics as a high school graduation requirement. Education.
S.194  SD.548 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 194) of Cynthia S. Creem, David Paul Linsky, Jennifer E. Benson, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to special education transportation costs. Education.
S.195  SD.579 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 195) of Cynthia S. Creem, David Paul Linsky, Thomas M. McGee, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to circuit breaker reimbursement. Education.
H.228  HD.526 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 228) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to regulating the use of dangerous pesticides in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.229  HD.604 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 229) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to reduce solid waste in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.251  HD.229 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 251) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to further regulate the sale and disposal of mercury added thermostats. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.252  HD.230 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 252) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.255  HD.486 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 255) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to establishing standards for restoring and maintaining stream flows, water levels and hydrologic regimes that protect natural aquatic life in rivers and streams. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.298  SD.1496 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 298) of Katherine M. Clark, Brian M. Ashe, Cory Atkins, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish online voter registration. Election Laws.
S.306  SD.1802 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 306) of James B. Eldridge, Jay R. Kaufman, Ruth B. Balser, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to modernize our voter registration system. Election Laws.
H.323  HD.249 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 323) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others for legislation relative to financial services contracts for dental benefits corporations. Financial Services.
H.338  HD.109 By Representative Lewis of Winchester and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 338) of Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund. Health Care Financing.
H.344  HD.178 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 344) of Harriette L. Chandler and others for legislation to include dental benefits in Commonwealth Care plans. Health Care Financing.
H.345  HD.196 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 345) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to establish a division of health insurance under the supervision and control of the commissioner of health insurance. Health Care Financing.
H.347  HD.903 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 347) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to dementia patients in longterm care facilities Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.
H.368  HD.882 By Mr. Kevin G. Honan of Boston, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00368) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to community housing and services. Joint Committee on Housing.
H.369  HD.884 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 369) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to promoting energy efficiency in affordable housing. Housing.
H.380  HD.851 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 380) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to commercial rebate expiration. Housing.
H.386  HD.921 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 386) of Ellen Story, Cynthia Creem and others relative to housing rights for victims of domestic violence. Housing.
H.408  HD.144 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 408) of William N. Brownsberger and others for legislation to establish civil or criminal penalties for motorists failing to yield to bicyclists. The Judiciary.
H.458  HD.83 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 458) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to impose a penalty for the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The Judiciary.
H.469  HD.689 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 469) of Ronald Mariano and others for legislation to provide for comprehensive protection from childhood sexual abuse. The Judiciary.
H.490  HD.560 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 490) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the repeal or reform of certain archaic laws. The Judiciary.
H.491  HD.561 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 491) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the enforcement of certain civil rights laws. The Judiciary.
H.493  HD.835 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 493) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to occupants remaining in residences after the sale of foreclosed properties. The Judiciary.
H.502  HD.658 By Messrs. Sciortino of Medford and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 502) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes. The Judiciary.
H.515  HD.894 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 515) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further regulate the performance of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health. The Judiciary.
H.529  HD.267 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, petition (accompanied by Proposal for Constitutional Amendment, House, No. 529) of Tom Sannicandro and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions . Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
S.532  SD.1681 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 532) of Richard T. Moore, Ruth B. Balser, James B. Eldridge, David Paul Linsky and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to eligibility for coverage. Health Care Financing.
S.534  SD.1733 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 534) of Richard T. Moore, Ruth B. Balser, Brian M. Ashe, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the provider's council. Health Care Financing.
H.541  HD.467 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 541) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to include family child care providers under certain collective bargaining laws governing public employees. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.554  HD.622 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 554) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the treatment of emotionally disturbed prisoners. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.586  SD.730 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 586) of Cynthia S. Creem, Ruth B. Balser, Carlos Henriquez, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to housing rights for victims of domestic violence. Housing.
H.613  HD.879 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 613) of Denise Provost and others that the Department of Public Health develop "checklists of care" for hospitals to prevent medical errors and reduce infection rates. Public Health.
H.623  HD.748 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 623) of Cory Atkins and others for legislation to establish in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a Massachusetts Alzheimer’s project. Public Health.
H.624  HD.239 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 624) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. Public Health.
H.625  HD.371 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 625) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to regulate the medical use of marijuana by patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health. Public Health.
S.665  SD.107 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of Gale D. Candaras, Steven M. Walsh, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform and improve alimony [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
S.682  SD.1471 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 682) of Katherine M. Clark, Lori A. Ehrlich, Stephen L. DiNatale, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to domestic violence and animals. The Judiciary.
S.695  SD.553 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 695) of Cynthia S. Creem and Ruth B. Balser for legislation relative to testimony in criminal proceedings . The Judiciary.
S.758  SD.1839 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 758) of Cynthia S. Creem, Elizabeth A. Malia, Thomas M. McGee, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to drug mandatory minimum sentences. The Judiciary.
H.761  HD.614 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 761) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to real estate tax relief for certain owners of residential property. Revenue.
H.765  HD.474 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 765) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to sustain community preservation. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.827  SD.1380 By Mr. Montigny, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 827) of Mark C. Montigny, Russell Holmes, Alice Hanlon Peisch and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the commercial exploitation of people [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
H.851  HD.296 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 851) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to prohibiting alcohol advertising on property owned by the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.869  HD.625 By Messrs. Kaufman of Lexington and DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 869) of Jay R. Kaufman, Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.877  HD.875 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 877) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to energy efficient construction. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.890  HD.263 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 890) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to further regulating recycling rates and expanding the bottle bill, so-called. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.918  SD.1353 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 918) of Cynthia S. Creem, Ruth B. Balser, Gloria L. Fox, Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to establish employment leave and safety remedies to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.970  HD.836 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 970) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to veterans' benefits equity for persons discharged from the military based on certain consensual conduct. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.972  SD.483 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 972) of Steven A. Tolman, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Denise Andrews, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to an employee protection act. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.976  HD.1645 By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 976) of Paul J. Donato and others relative to financial assistance provided to foster children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.1010  SD.1269 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1010) of Forry, Andrews, Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent discriminatory land use and permitting decisions. [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1033  SD.1729 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1033) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Cory Atkins, Jennifer E. Benson, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and other members of the General Court for legislation to further regulate municipal animal control. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1040  HD.1287 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1040) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to establishing a grant program to promote cost-effective, high quality in-district programs for students with disabilities. Education.
H.1053  HD.1449 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1053) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to requiring mandatory physical education for all students in grades K-12. Education.
H.1063  HD.1822 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1063) of James J. O'Day and others relative to age appropriate sexual health education. Education.
H.1094  HD.1923 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1094) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the academic success of foster children. Education.
H.1106  HD.1038 By Representatives Ms. Fox of Boston and Ms. Benson, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1106) of Gloria L. Fox and others for legislation to establish election day voter registration. Election Laws.
H.1120  HD.1583 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1120) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to address changes for registered voters in the central registry of voters by the Secretary of State. Election Laws.
H.1136  HD.1010 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1136) of Jay Kaufman and others for legislation to promote safe alternatives to toxic chemicals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.1138  SD.1686 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1138) of Richard T. Moore, Patricia D. Jehlen, Ruth B. Balser, Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation relative to home health aides. Public Health.
H.1163  HD.1019 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1163) of Ellen Story and others that manufacturers of mercury-added lamps implement a recycling program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1192  HD.1815 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1192) of Kay Khan, Ruth B. Balser and David Snieckus relative to creating the bank of Massachusetts. Financial Services.
S.1195  SD.1870 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1195) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Linda Dorcena Forry, Cory Atkins, Russell E. Holmes and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the prevention of illegal trafficking and gun violence among youth in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1199  HD.1030 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1199) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products. Financial Services.
S.1199  SD.709 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1199) of Cynthia S. Creem, Frank I. Smizik, Jennifer E. Benson, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation to train law enforcement in dealing with individuals suffering from mental illness. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1202  SD.939 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1202) of Creem, Khan, Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent illegal trafficking of firearms [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
H.1228  HD.1823 By Representative Lewis of Winchester and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1228) of Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge and others relative to a public health insurance option. Health Care Financing.
H.1286  HD.1492 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1286) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to certain court records. The Judiciary.
H.1294  HD.1635 By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1294) of Paul J. Donato and others relative to court proceedings and services provided to certain children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.1336  HD.1539 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1336) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to regulate the collection and maintenance of criminal intelligence information. The Judiciary.
H.1346  HD.1729 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1346) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the sentencing of children accused of certain crimes. The Judiciary.
H.1355  HD.1451 By Mr. Pedone of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1355) of Vincent A. Pedone and others relative to establishing mandatory foreclosure mediation with judicial review. The Judiciary.
H.1370  HD.1228 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1370) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to establish a pilot program to discourage drinking by individuals under the legal drinking age and to provide a non-criminal disposition process for first offenders, including alcohol education. The Judiciary.
H.1371  HD.1091 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1371) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to legalize marijuana and establish a tax on the cannabis industry. The Judiciary.
H.1393  HD.1899 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1393) of Linda Dorcena Forry, John A. Hart and others for legislation to establish a "right to know" policy for certain temporary employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1398  HD.1620 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1398) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to require employers to grant a minimum number of paid sick leave days for all employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1415  HD.1004 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1415) of Alice K. Wolf and others for legislation to further define comparable worth in the workplace. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1419  SD.804 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1419) of Cynthia S. Creem, Martha M. Walz, Ruth B. Balser, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to eliminate telecommunications tax exemptions. Revenue.
H.1428  HD.1743 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1428) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to providing for equitable access to behavioral health services for MassHealth consumers. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1435  HD.1009 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1435) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to allowing the diversion of low-level offenders under court supervision from the drug treatment program of the Commonwealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1469  HD.1641 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1469) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to the establishment of a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Public Health.
H.1484  HD.1709 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1484) of Denise C. Garlick and others that certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called. Public Health.
H.1495  HD.1945 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1495) of Kay Khan and others promoting patient engagement in health care decisions. Public Health.
H.1497  HD.1189 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1497) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to regulate the license, transfer, use, or sale of prescriber-identifiable data only for commercial purposes by pharmacies. Public Health.
H.1503  HD.1732 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1503) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to providing access to patient protection services for all residents. Public Health.
H.1506  HD.1294 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1506) of James J. O'Day and others relative to prohibiting mandatory overtime for certain health care workers. Public Health.
H.1529  HD.1562 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1529) of Harriette L. Chandler and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients. Public Health.
H.1530  HD.1700 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1530) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants. Public Health.
H.1543  HD.1408 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1543) of Steven M. Walsh and others relative to colorectal cancer screenings. Public Health.
H.1557  HD.1016 By Mr. Honan of Boston and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1557) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to further regulating the Architectural Access Board of the Department of Public Safety to promote accessible housing for people with disabilities. Housing.
H.1559  HD.1693 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1559) of Kay Khan and others relative to establishing a Massachusetts correction commission (including members of the General Court) to study, review and report on activities of the Department of Correction. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1665  SD.1656 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1665) of James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Susan C. Fargo, Peter V. Kocot and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote zero net-energy buildings in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1671  HD.1550 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1671) of Steven M. Walsh and others for legislation to authorize early childcare providers to participate in collective bargaining with the department of early education and care. Public Service.
H.1696  HD.1703 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1696) of Kay Khan and others relative to establishing a substance abuse health protection fund with collections from the sale of certain alcoholic beverages. Revenue.
H.1702  HD.1103 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1702) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to create an income tax deduction for municipal and school fees. Revenue.
H.1736  HD.1495 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1736) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to the enhancment of access to electronic public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1737  HD.1506 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1737) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to access to public records in state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1774  HD.1692 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1774) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to energy efficiency programs and green jobs. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1832  HD.1351 By Representative Torrisi of North Andover and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1832) of David M. Torrisi and others for an appropriation of a certain sum of money to provide for the establishment of an education loan repayment program for social workers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.1865  HD.2990 By Representative Provost of Somerville and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1865) of Denise Provost, Patricia D. Jehlen and others for the inclusion of individuals with disabilities within civil rights protections and nondiscrimination protections and for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the status of individuals and families with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.1882  HD.2821 By Mr. Humason of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1882) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others relative to the registration of clinical exercise physiologists. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.1911  HD.2752 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1911) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to promoting gender equity training in education. Education.
H.1950  HD.2115 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1950) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to transition programs for students with severe disabilities. Education.
H.1979  HD.2003 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1979) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize persons to pre-register to vote prior to their eighteenth birthday. Election Laws.
H.1980  HD.2006 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1980) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize local boards of registrars to perform random audits of election results in precincts. Election Laws.
H.1990  HD.2022 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1990) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to reducing the use of non-compostable plastic bags in retail sales. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2024  HD.2254 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2024) of Walsh and others for legislation to create a special task force to study interim and longer-term actions necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2234  HD.2220 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2234) of Kay Khan and others relative to safe pregnancies and related health care for female inmates. The Judiciary.
H.2256  HD.2783 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2256) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to prohibiting the prosecution of persons seeking medical assistance for the costs of drug-related overdoses. The Judiciary.
H.2266  HD.2272 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2266) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offenses. The Judiciary.
H.2277  HD.2838 By Representatives Walsh of Boston and Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2277) of Martin J. Walsh, Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the protection of children under the age of 18 who have been subject to sexual exploitation. The Judiciary.
H.2291  HD.2988 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2291) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to increase the minimum wage. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2348  HD.2636 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2348) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.2368  HD.2068 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2368) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives. Public Health.
H.2401  HD.2627 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2401) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to establishing a primary motor vehicle seatbelt violation for operators or passengers not wearing a safety belts. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2452  HD.2987 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2452) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to provide smoking and tobacco use cessation treatment benefits to active and retired public employees. Public Service.
H.2483  HD.2061 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2483) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to regulate the investment of public service funds relative to the investment in companies doing business in or with Burma (Myanmar). Public Service.
H.2493  HD.2553 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2493) of Cory Atkins and others relative to the repeal of sales tax exemption for aircraft. Revenue.
H.2542  HD.2107 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2542) of Kay Khan, Elizabeth A. Malia and Ruth B. Balser for legislation to increase the excise tax on alcoholic beverages. Revenue.
H.2553  HD.2261 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2553) of James J. O'Day and others relative to the taxation of certain income. Revenue.
H.2565  HD.2946 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2565) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation to promote efficiency and transparency in economic development through the utilization of tax credits and other incentives. Revenue.
H.2590  HD.2758 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2590) of Jay Kaufman and others relative to promoting municipal efficiency and innovation through regional collaboration. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2625  HD.2277 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2625) of Tom Sannicandro, Ruth B. Balser and Jonathan Hecht for legislation to phase out coal burning in the production of electricity. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2633  HD.2411 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2633) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to use of seatbelts on school buses. Transportation.
H.2651  HD.2816 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2651) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to require motor vehicle operators to use hands-free mobile telephones and devices. Transportation.
H.2655  HD.2558 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2655) of Dykema and others for legislation to preserve the right of way for the North/South rail link Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.2660  HD.2840 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2660) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation to promote the building of more modern transportation systems. Transportation.
H.2834  HD.3400 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2834) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a fund to provide services for victims of human trafficking. The Judiciary.
H.2838  HD.1395 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2838) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to prevent the illegal trafficking of firearms. The Judiciary.
H.2850  HD.3016 By Mr. O'Flaherty of Chelsea, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2850) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty and others relative to the commercial exploitation of people. The Judiciary.
H.2853  HD.3142 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2853) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops. The Judiciary.
H.2908  HD.3288 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2908) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation to establish a commission to modernize HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment. Public Health.
H.3039  HD.1380 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 3039) of Byron Rushing and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the seal and motto of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3051  HD.3020 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3051) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to establish natural gas leak classification standards and requirements for operator clean up of natural gas leaks. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3287  HD.2014 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3287) of William N. Brownsberger and others for legislation to prohibit human trafficking and assist victims. The Judiciary.
H.3310  HD.1379 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3310) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to the personal care services administered by the Division of Medical Assistance. Public Health.
H.3361  HD.2809 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3361) of Cory Atkins and others relative to the crime of health care professionals participating in the torture and abusive treatment of prisoners. The Judiciary.
H.3516  HD.3687 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marty Walz and others for legislation to regulate the compensation payable to board members of public charities. The Judiciary.
H.3538  HD.2144 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3538) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to increase funding by the Commonwealth under the education foundation budget for public school districts. Education.
H.3542  HD.1444 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3542) of Cory Atkins and others for legislation to provide that cytologic screenings performed at the same time as annual physical examinations be separately billed by health care providers and paid by insurers. Financial Services.
H.3551  HD.1998 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3551) of Jason M. Lewis and Ruth B. Balser relative to the divestment of public pension funds from nations engaged in genocide and egregious human rights abuses. Public Service.
H.3975  HD.4151 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.