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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Ruth B. Balser Democrat - 12th Middlesex

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Second Division Chair
  Ruth.Balser@mahouse.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 163
Boston, MA, 02133
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(617) 722-2199
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  SD.2765 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush and Anne M. Gobi for legislation relative to the governance, structure and care of veterans at the Commonwealth’s veterans’ homes. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
  HD.4192 By Representatives Decker of Cambridge and Moran of Lawrence, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marjorie C. Decker, Frank A. Moran and others for legislation to further regulate the manufacturing of assault weapons and large capacity feeding devices. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
  HD.4454 By Representatives Blais of Sunderland and Domb of Amherst, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Natalie M. Blais, Mindy Domb and others for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor designating the first Monday in March as COVID-19 remembrance day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
  HD.4474 An Act relative to the governance, structure and care of veterans at the Commonwealth’s veterans’ homes
H.130  HD.1440 By Representatives Meschino of Hull and Tucker of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 130) of Joan Meschino, Paul F. Tucker and others for legislation to establish a comprehensive statewide policy concerning streaming entertainment services and the recovery of municipal costs for the management and maintenance of digital infrastructure. Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity.
H.135  HD.3228 By Messrs. Rogers of Cambridge and Ramos of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 135) of David M. Rogers, Orlando Ramos and others for legislation to regulate face surveillance. Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity.
H.199  HD.1158 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 199) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the payment standards for monthly benefits for parents with dependent children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.218  HD.1801 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 218) of Sean Garballey and others relative to updating terminology and investigative practices related to the protection of persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.227  HD.938 By Ms. Higgins of Leominster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 227) of Natalie M. Higgins and others relative to equal access to community care for elders and disabled persons. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.237  HD.1400 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 237) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to increase the rate of reimbursement for certain human services providers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.266  HD.1257 By Messrs. Roy of Franklin and Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 266) of Jeffrey N. Roy, Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a loan repayment program for certain human service workers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.286  HD.456 By Representatives Gentile of Sudbury and Sabadosa of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 286) of Carmine Lawrence Gentile, Lindsay N. Sabadosa and others relative to authorizing municipalities to expend certain funds for the acquisition of land to be used for rail trails. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.341  HD.260 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 341) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to establish fair and reasonable terms for providing diagnostic, service or repair information and services for digital electronic products. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.379  SD.1140 By Mr. O'Connor, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 379) of Patrick M. O'Connor, James M. Murphy and Hannah Kane for legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study minimum and maximum allowable air temperatures in public school classrooms and facilities. Education.
S.524  SD.146 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 524) of James B. Eldridge, Ruth B. Balser, Tami L. Gouveia, Brendan P. Crighton and other members of the General Court for legislation to preserve open space in the commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.544  SD.1249 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 544) of Anne M. Gobi, Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr., Kimberly N. Ferguson, Joanne M. Comerford and other members of the General Court for legislation to designate the Quabbin Visitor Center, in the town of Belchertown, as The Les and Terry Campbell Quabbin Visitor Center. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.552  HD.1883 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 552) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to the training, assessment, and assignment of qualified school interpreters in educational settings. Education.
H.565  HD.1433 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 565) of Marjorie C. Decker and others for legislation to ensure equitable access to education and special education services for all students. Education.
H.581  HD.646 By Representatives Elugardo of Boston and Gouveia of Acton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 581) of Nika C. Elugardo, Tami L. Gouveia and others relative to prohibiting the use of Native American mascots by public schools in the Commonwealth. Education.
H.588  HD.2748 By Ms. Fluker Oakley of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 588) of Brandy Fluker Oakley and others relative to the ratio of school resource officers to mental and social emotional health support personnel in schools. Education.
H.601  HD.2094 By Mr. Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 601) of Carmine Lawrence Gentile and others relative to special education services for students who turn 22 during the COVID-19 emergency. Education.
H.605  HD.1960 By Messrs. Gordon of Bedford and Madaro of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 605) of Kenneth I. Gordon, Adrian C. Madaro and others relative to affordable and accessible high quality early education and care to promote child development and well-being and support the economy. Education.
S.636  SD.531 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 636) of Joanne M. Comerford, Ruth B. Balser, Michael O. Moore, Thomas M. Stanley and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the continuity of care for mental health treatment. Financial Services.
H.641  HD.2153 By Representatives Kelcourse of Amesbury and Kilcoyne of Northborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 641) of James M. Kelcourse, Meghan Kilcoyne and others relative to academic acceleration of students in kindergarten through grade twelve. Education.
H.651  HD.2421 By Mr. Lewis of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 651) of Jack Patrick Lewis and others for legislation to require the teaching of Native American culture and history in public schools. Education.
H.673  HD.3454 By Representatives O'Day of West Boylston and Howard of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 673) of James J. O'Day, Vanna Howard and others relative to public schools choosing to teach human sexual education or human sexuality issues. Education.
H.675  HD.2467 By Mr. Owens of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 675) of Steven C. Owens and others relative to addressing racial and cultural bias training in educator professional development. Education.
H.690  HD.610 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 690) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to access to disposable menstrual products in schools. Education.
H.692  HD.1167 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 692) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to requiring instruction on the Holocaust and genocide in public schools. Education.
H.714  HD.1161 By Mr. Vargas of Haverhill, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 714) of Andres X. Vargas and others relative to universal school meals and requiring schools to promote the supplemental nutrition assistance program to families. Education.
H.715  HD.1356 By Messrs. Vargas of Haverhill and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 715) of Andres X. Vargas, Sean Garballey and others relative to promoting student nutrition. Education.
H.722  HD.380 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 722) of Bruce J. Ayers and others relative to services provided through the MassHealth frail elder home and community-based services waiver regarding early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Elder Affairs.
H.729  HD.2948 By Representatives Barber of Somerville and Santiago of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 729) of Christine P. Barber, Jon Santiago and others relative to prescription drug cost transparency and affordability. Elder Affairs.
H.739  HD.1484 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 739) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others for legislation to Improve Alzheimer's’ and dementia care in senior care options programs. Elder Affairs.
H.752  HD.3086 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 752) of Sarah K. Peake and others that persons diagnosed with HIV or AIDS be eligible for home care to be administered by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Elder Affairs.
H.769  HD.1418 By Representatives Connolly of Cambridge and Meschino of Hull, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 769) of Mike Connolly, Joan Meschino and others relative to child care expenses for candidates while performing work or attending certain campaign events. Election Laws.
H.774  HD.874 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 774) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the disclosure of donations by major policy makers engaging in political activity. Election Laws.
H.778  HD.966 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 778) of Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to further promote political participation. Election Laws.
H.805  HD.1536 By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 805) of John J. Lawn, Jr., and others relative to opportunities, trust, equity, and security for voting. Election Laws.
H.836  HD.3253 By Representatives Tyler of Boston and Miranda of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 836) of Chynah Tyler, Liz Miranda and others relative to the voting rights of eligible incarcerated people. Election Laws.
H.856  HD.264 By Ms. Blais of Sunderland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 856) of Natalie M. Blais and others for legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.864  HD.596 By Mr. Cahill of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 864) of Daniel Cahill and others for legislation to further regulate the prevention of cruelty to farm animals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.869  HD.3596 By Ms. Ciccolo of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 869) of Michelle L. Ciccolo and others relative to reducing single-use plastics from the environment. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.878  HD.1553 By Mr. Day of Stoneham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 878) of Michael S. Day and others relative to recycling costs. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.896  HD.1267 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 896) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the use and protection of pollinators by further regulating the spraying, release, deposit or application of a neonicotinoid on certain agricultural land. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.897  HD.1625 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 897) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the labeling of flushable wipes. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.902  HD.922 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 902) of Lori A. Ehrlich, James B. Eldridge and others relative to plastic bag reduction. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.906  HD.3397 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 906) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to safe drinking water in schools. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.929  HD.478 By Mr. Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 929) of Carmine Lawrence Gentile and others relative to governing the use of pesticides containing the herbicide substance Glyphosate in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.967  HD.3246 By Mr. Madaro of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 967) of Adrian C. Madaro and others for legislation to create local and community garden agriculture programs within the Department of Agricultural Resources. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.973  HD.3806 By Ms. Minicucci of North Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 973) of Christina A. Minicucci and others relative to establishing a food justice frontline providing compensated work involving food production, distribution, preparation, or delivery for food insecure residents. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1053  HD.3242 By Mr. Cahill of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1053) of Daniel Cahill relative to consumer deductibles. Financial Services.
H.1062  HD.3587 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1062) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to healthcare insurance coverage for supportive care for serious mental illness. Financial Services.
H.1110  HD.1026 By Mrs. Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1110) of Sheila C. Harrington relative to the right of health care consumers to receive treatment of mental health conditions from providers of their choice. Financial Services.
H.1116  HD.2277 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1116) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to insurance coverage for pregnancy-related procedures and standard fertility preservation services. Financial Services.
H.1136  HD.2245 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1136) of Kay Khan and others relative to health plan coverage for medically necessary mental health crisis stabilization services. Financial Services.
H.1171  HD.2349 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1171) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to dental insurance assignment of benefits. Financial Services.
H.1173  HD.2364 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1173) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to a dental insurance. Financial Services.
H.1246  HD.1408 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1246) of Christine P. Barber and others relative to the adjustment or recovery of medical assistance and protecting the homes of seniors and disabled people on MassHealth. Health Care Financing.
H.1247  HD.2708 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1247) of Christine P. Barber and others relative to cost and access of health insurance. Health Care Financing.
H.1267  HD.2656 By Representatives Garlick of Needham and Sabadosa of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1267) of Denise C. Garlick, Lindsay N. Sabadosa and others relative to providing access to health care services for all residents through a single payer Medicare for all health care financing system. Health Care Financing.
H.1290  HD.1500 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1290) of Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to nutrition assistance programs and the development of a common application portal for state-administered needs-based benefits and services. Health Care Financing.
H.1310  HD.2945 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1310) of David M. Rogers and others relative to equitable access to health coverage for children with disabilities. Health Care Financing.
H.1311  HD.1603 By Representatives Roy of Franklin and Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1311) of Jeffrey N. Roy, Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to step therapy and patient safety. Health Care Financing.
H.1325  HD.1224 By Messrs. Garballey of Arlington and Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1325) of Sean Garballey, Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to provide adequate funding for the Commonwealth’s public institutions of higher education. Higher Education.
H.1331  HD.3072 By Representatives Garballey of Arlington and Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1331) of Sean Garballey, Patricia A. Haddad and others for legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism, and other developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
H.1337  HD.3015 By Representatives Haddad of Somerset and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1337) of Patricia A. Haddad, Sean Garballey and others relative to higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism, and other developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
H.1352  HD.1890 By Messrs. Moran of Boston and Madaro of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1352) of Michael J. Moran, Adrian C. Madaro and others relative to in-state tuition rates and fees at public institutions of higher education. Higher Education.
H.1363  HD.916 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1363) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to adjunct faculty wages. Higher Education.
H.1370  HD.801 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1370) of Christine P. Barber and others relative to accessory dwelling units. Housing.
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.
H.1434  HD.3030 By Messrs. Moran of Lawrence and Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1434) of Frank A. Moran, Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to establish ongoing stabilization of the housing market for renters and homeowners during the COVID-19 emergency and recovery. Housing.
H.1436  HD.2441 By Messrs. Rogers of Cambridge and Day of Stoneham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1436) of David M. Rogers, Michael S. Day and others for legislation to establish a statewide right to counsel program for evictions to promote housing stability and prevent homelessness. Housing.
S.1477  SD.1360 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1477) of Mark C. Montigny, Adam J. Scanlon, Michael O. Moore, Carole A. Fiola and other members of the General Court for legislation to create designated stroke centers. Public Health.
S.1556  SD.1049 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by resolutions, Senate, No. 1556) of Joanne M. Comerford, Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Patrick M. O'Connor, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the existential threat posed by nuclear weapons to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1579  SD.532 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1579) of James B. Eldridge, Ruth B. Balser, Liz Miranda, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the civil rights and safety of all Massachusetts residents. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1616  HD.4046 By Mr. González of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1616) of Carlos González and others relative to abuse prevention. The Judiciary.
H.1706  HD.2999 By Representatives Kelcourse of Amesbury and Kilcoyne of Northborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1706) of James M. Kelcourse, Meghan Kilcoyne and others relative to prohibiting age discrimination in public schools. The Judiciary.
H.1709  HD.718 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1709) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to prohibit marriage of minors. The Judiciary.
H.1714  HD.1842 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1714) of Kay Khan and others relative to the rights and protections of children. The Judiciary.
H.1725  HD.3699 By Mr. LeBoeuf of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1725) of David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf and others relative to legal proceedings to recover damages caused by exposure to lead. The Judiciary.
H.1727  HD.3672 By Mr. Lewis of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1727) of Jack Patrick Lewis and others relative to repealing certain homophobic and transphobic laws. The Judiciary.
H.1761  HD.3437 By Representatives Malia of Boston and Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1761) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Mary S. Keefe and others relative to prostitution justice and support for sex trade survivors. The Judiciary.
H.1797  HD.3275 By Representatives Miranda of Boston and Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1797) of Liz Miranda, Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to parole and establishing a restorative justice program. The Judiciary.
H.1800  HD.3761 By Ms. Miranda of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1800) of Liz Miranda and others relative to the profiling of transgender people and low-income women. The Judiciary.
H.1808  HD.1889 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1808) of Michael J. Moran and others relative to certain court records in eviction actions. The Judiciary.
H.1826  HD.1432 By Representatives O'Day of West Boylston and Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1826) of James J. O'Day, Kay Khan and others relative to the age of criminal majority. The Judiciary.
H.1828  HD.3408 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1828) of James J. O'Day and Ruth B. Balser relative to the mental well-being of new mothers facing criminal charges. The Judiciary.
H.1840  HD.2247 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1840) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., and others for legislation to impose penalties for cruel conditions for animals. The Judiciary.
H.1849  HD.3224 By Messrs. Rogers of Cambridge and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1849) of David M. Rogers, Sean Garballey and others relative to the protection of trees from interference by abutting property owners. The Judiciary.
H.1867  HD.2200 By Ms. Sabadosa of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1867) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa and others relative to the expungement of certain marijuana and prostitution-related records. The Judiciary.
H.1900  HD.2830 By Ms. Tyler of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1900) of Chynah Tyler and others relative to telephone service for inmates in correctional institutions. The Judiciary.
H.1905  HD.3824 By Ms. Tyler of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1905) of Chynah Tyler and others relative to establishing a jail and prison construction moratorium. The Judiciary.
H.1908  HD.1380 By Mr. Ultrino of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1908) of Steven Ultrino and others for legislation to encourage and enhance employment and licensure opportunities for persons previously prosecuted or convicted of one or more criminal offenses. The Judiciary.
H.1935  HD.1000 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1935) of Christine P. Barber and others for legislation to require employer policies and training to prevent unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1950  HD.253 By Mr. Cutler of Pembroke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1950) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to wage transparency. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1959  HD.967 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1959) of Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to prevent wage theft, promote employer accountability, and enhance public enforcement. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1961  HD.531 By Messrs. Donato of Medford and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1961) of Paul J. Donato, Sean Garballey and others relative to emergency paid sick time. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1970  HD.1643 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1970) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to transparency in employee benefits reporting in private construction. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1971  HD.3462 By Representatives Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Fluker Oakley of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1971) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Brandy Fluker Oakley and others relative to determining the wage employers are required to pay tipped employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1973  SD.1592 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1973) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Jason M. Lewis, Joan B. Lovely, Joanne M. Comerford and other members of the General Court for legislation to advance and promote genocide education. Revenue.
H.1974  HD.1546 By Representatives Garballey of Arlington and Robinson of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1974) of Sean Garballey, Maria Duaime Robinson and others relative to the scheduling of employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2015  HD.461 By Representatives Livingstone of Boston and Nguyen of Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2015) of Jay D. Livingstone, Tram T. Nguyen and others relative to employment under the unemployment insurance program. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2018  HD.3740 By Representatives Livingstone of Boston and Elugardo of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2018) of Jay D. Livingstone, Nika C. Elugardo and others relative to employment protections for victims of abusive behavior. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2020  HD.3957 By Representatives Malia of Boston and Miranda of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2020) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Liz Miranda and others relative to wage transparency in the workplace. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2051  HD.3377 By Mr. Santiago of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2051) of Jon Santiago and others relative to physician assistant non-competes. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2081  HD.2692 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2081) of Marjorie C. Decker and others for legislation to establish the behavioral health crisis and suicide prevention trust fund. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.2089  HD.3974 By Ms. Fluker Oakley of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2089) of Brandy Fluker Oakley and others for legislation to require the determination of qualified mental health professionals prior to prisoners being placed on mental health watch. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.2090  HD.3868 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2090) of Sean Garballey and others relative to establishing a special commission to study and report on the history of state institutions for people with developmental and mental health disabilities in the Commonwealth. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.2167  HD.1296 By Representative Gouveia of Acton and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2167) of Tami L. Gouveia, James B. Eldridge and Nika C. Elugardo relative to providing for local option all-electric buildings and homes ordinances. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.2230  HD.2696 By Representatives Barber of Somerville and Connolly of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2230) of Christine P. Barber, Mike Connolly and others for legislation to improve outdoor and indoor air quality for communities exposed to transportation pollution. Public Health.
H.2254  HD.1704 By Representatives Cutler of Pembroke and LaNatra of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2254) of Josh S. Cutler, Kathleen R. LaNatra and others relative to the reporting of spent nuclear fuel at certain electricity generating facilities. Public Health.
H.2264  HD.2536 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2264) of Marjorie C. Decker and others for legislation to further regulate access to emergency contraception. Public Health.
H.2280  HD.1878 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2280) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others for an investigation by a special commission to study concussions that occur as a result of varsity sports in public and private high schools. Public Health.
H.2341  HD.3684 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2341) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a board of registration in midwifery and further regulating out-of-hospital birth access and safety. Public Health.
H.2348  HD.2071 By Mr. Lewis of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2348) of Jack Patrick Lewis and others for legislation to ban the use of certain chemicals in food packaging. Public Health.
H.2350  HD.2994 By Mr. Lewis of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2350) of Jack Patrick Lewis and others for legislation to further regulate PFAS chemicals in consumer products. Public Health.
H.2354  HD.651 By Representatives Livingstone of Boston and Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2354) of Jay D. Livingstone, Christine P. Barber and others relative to access to disposable menstrual products in prisons, homeless shelters, and public schools. Public Health.
H.2370  HD.1283 By Representatives Miranda of Boston and Domb of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2370) of Liz Miranda, Mindy Domb and others relative to providing for equity in the administering of COVID-19 vaccinations. Public Health.
H.2372  HD.2776 By Representatives Miranda of Boston and Sabadosa of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2372) of Liz Miranda, Lindsay N. Sabadosa and others relative to Medicaid coverage for physical, emotional, and educational support services provided by trained professionals. Public Health.
H.2382  HD.1936 By Representatives O'Day of West Boylston and Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2382) of James J. O'Day, Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to regulate certain support services by creating certification for substance use disorder recovery coaches. Public Health.
H.2399  HD.2246 By Ms. Sabadosa of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2399) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa and others relative to medical abortion or medication abortion at health centers at public institutions of higher education. Public Health.
H.2425  HD.1874 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2425) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to require seat belts on school buses. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2434  HD.1572 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2434) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to fire safety education in schools and colleges. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2437  HD.1841 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2437) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to crime gun data reporting and analysis. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2446  HD.2415 By Ms. Domb of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2446) of Mindy Domb and others relative to further regulating child passenger restraints in motor vehicles. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2461  HD.3884 By Ms. Fluker Oakley of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2461) of Brandy Fluker Oakley and others for legislation to enhance 911 operations for behavioral health crisis response. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2470  HD.4053 By Mr. González of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2470) of Carlos González and others relative to the tracking and tracing of illegal guns. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.2470  Senate, June 10, 2021 -- The committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 36) of Jason M. Lewis, Jack Patrick Lewis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Sheila C. Harrington and other members of the General Court for legislation to further regulate the prevention of cruelty to farm animals; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 864) of Daniel Cahill and others for legislation to further regulate the prevention of cruelty to farm animals, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2470).
H.2475  HD.1872 By Mr. Hawkins of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2475) of James K. Hawkins and others relative to the reduction of certain toxic chemicals in firefighter personal protective equipment. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2480  HD.3041 By Representatives Keefe of Worcester and Miranda of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2480) of Mary S. Keefe, Liz Miranda and others for legislation to create uniform standards in use of force, increase transparency, and reduce harm in correctional facilities. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2481  HD.2243 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2481) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to further amend the anti-shackling statute for incarcerated pregnant women. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.2481  An Act upgrading hen welfare and establishing uniform cage-free standards
H.2484  HD.3664 By Mr. Lewis of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2484) of Jack Patrick Lewis and others for legislation to promote rehabilitation including guaranteed health, treatment and safety for incarcerated LGBTQI+ persons. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2487  HD.136 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2487) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to require liability insurance by gun owners. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.2493  Senate, July 19, 2021 -- The committee on Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 294) of Joanne M. Comerford, Jack Patrick Lewis, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Adam G. Hinds and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit the use of Native American mascots by public schools in the Commonwealth; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 581) of Nika C. Elugardo, Tami L. Gouveia and others relative to prohibiting the use of Native American mascots by public schools in the Commonwealth, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2493).
S.2495  Senate, July 19, 2021 -- The committee on Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 318) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Christina A. Minicucci, Vanna Howard, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to student sex education; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 615) of Natalie M. Higgins, Jack Patrick Lewis and others for legislation to authorize a consent program to prevent and reduce the incidence of sexual assault; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 673) of James J. O'Day, Vanna Howard and others relative to public schools choosing to teach human sexual education or human sexuality issues, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2495).
H.2504  HD.3269 By Ms. Miranda of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2504) of Liz Miranda and others relative to prisoners in segregated confinement. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2515  HD.598 By Messrs. Roy of Franklin and McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2515) of Jeffrey N. Roy, Paul McMurtry and others relative to establishing a primary seat belt law. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.2516  SD.2723 By Ms. Rausch, a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Rebecca L. Rausch, Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Elizabeth A. Malia, David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to mitigate COVID-19 transmission among children and families. Public Health.
H.2519  HD.3807 By Ms. Sabadosa of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2519) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa and others for legislation to create alternatives for community emergency law enforcement services. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.2525  Senate, September 13, 2021 -- The committee on Education, to whom was referred the petitions (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 370) of Michael O. Moore, John C. Velis and Eric P. Lesser for legislation to establish a hate crimes grant program; (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1973) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Jason M. Lewis, Joan B. Lovely, Joanne M. Comerford and other members of the General Court for legislation to advance and promote genocide education; (accompanied by bill, House, No. 563) of Michael S. Day and others relative to the establishment of a grant program for the education and prevention of hate crimes and incidences of bias in public schools; and (accompanied by bill, House, No. 692) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to requiring instruction on the Holocaust and genocide in public schools, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2525) (Representative Pease of Westfield dissenting).
S.2534  An Act relative to healthy youth
S.2541  Senate, September 23, 2021 -- Text of the Senate Bill relative to healthy youth (being the text of Senate, No. 2534, printed as amended)
H.2543  HD.517 By Messrs. Whelan of Brewster and Hawkins of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2543) of Timothy R. Whelan, James K. Hawkins and others relative to primary enforcement of seatbelt violations. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2640  HD.236 By Messrs. Fernandes of Falmouth and Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2640) of Dylan A. Fernandes, Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to authorizing independent retirement systems to divest from fossil fuel companies. Public Service.
H.2723  HD.2978 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2723) of Paul W. Mark and others relative to working conditions for public higher education adjunct faculty. Public Service.
H.2808  HD.1794 By Representative Zlotnik of Gardner and Senator Velis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2808) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik, John C. Velis and others relative to providing a COVID-19 retirement credit to essential public-sector workers. Public Service.
H.2826  HD.452 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2826) of Christine P. Barber and others relative to further regulating the inclusion of federal gross income in the calculation of the taxation of corporations and to create progressive revenue. Revenue.
H.2860  HD.1544 By Mr. Cutler of Pembroke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2860) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to tax havens and complete reporting by certain combined groups. Revenue.
H.2890  HD.1252 By Ms. Elugardo of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2890) of Nika C. Elugardo and others relative to an excise for climate change adaptation infrastructure and affordable housing investments. Revenue.
H.2969  HD.1020 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2969) of Mary S. Keefe and others relative to corporate tax rates. Revenue.
H.2989  HD.2617 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2989) of Jay D. Livingstone and others for legislation to memorializing the Massachusetts congressional delegation and the President of the United States to support the moral budget, and for an investigation by a commission (including members of the General Court) on the impact of passage of the moral budget. Revenue.
H.3144  HD.735 By Representatives Ferrante of Gloucester and Kane of Shrewsbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3144) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Hannah Kane and others for legislation to establish an executive office of food resources and security. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3150  HD.3404 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3150) of Sean Garballey, William Francis Galvin and Thomas M. Stanley relative to access to public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3152  HD.2828 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3152) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to further regulate the participation in public meetings. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3157  HD.2082 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3157) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to gender parity on public boards and commissions. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3199  HD.3674 By Messrs. Madaro of Boston and González of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3199) of Adrian C. Madaro, Carlos González and others relative to state agency language access and inclusion. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3243  HD.3043 By Representatives Vitolo of Brookline and Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3243) of Tommy Vitolo, Kay Khan and others relative to the modernization of state heating systems. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3251  HD.1979 By Mr. Xiarhos of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3251) of Steven G. Xiarhos and others for legislation to establish August 31st as overdose awareness day in the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3255  HD.1305 By Representatives Barber of Somerville and Meschino of Hull, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3255) of Christine P. Barber, Joan Meschino and others relative to the implementation of an electric vehicle motor vehicle fleet program. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3284  HD.2115 By Mr. Cutler of Pembroke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3284) of Josh S. Cutler and others for legislation to include nip bottles and certain other containers in the bottle law. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3288  HD.3551 By Representatives Decker of Cambridge and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3288) of Marjorie C. Decker, Sean Garballey and others relative to transitioning to clean electricity, heating and transportation. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3289  HD.4039 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3289) of Marjorie C. Decker and others for legislation to expand the bottle bill to include any drinkable liquid intended for human oral consumption. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3292  HD.1972 By Mr. Driscoll of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3292) of William J. Driscoll, Jr., and others relative to a green future with infrastructure and workforce investments. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3298  HD.3472 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3298) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Cynthia Stone Creem and others relative to providing the opportunity for natural gas customers to connect to non-emitting renewable thermal infrastructure and to establish a gas transition trust fund. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3306  HD.1547 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3306) of Sean Garballey and others relative to improving outdoor lighting and increasing dark-sky visibility. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3333  HD.3753 By Messrs. Livingstone of Boston and Ramos of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3333) of Jay D. Livingstone, Orlando Ramos and others relative to biomass energy. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3336  HD.3679 By Mr. Madaro of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3336) of Adrian C. Madaro and others relative to energy facilities siting reform to address environmental justice, climate, and public health. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3345  HD.78 By Messrs. McKenna of Webster and Boldyga of Southwick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3345) of Joseph D. McKenna, Nicholas A. Boldyga and others for legislation to further define miniature beverage containers under the "bottle bill", so-called. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3354  HD.3552 By Representatives Moran of Lawrence and Minicucci of North Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3354) of Frank A. Moran, Christina A. Minicucci and others relative to eliminating gas leaks. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3362  HD.3714 By Messrs. Ramos of Springfield and Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3362) of Orlando Ramos, Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to the location and classification of certain renewable energy generating sources in relation to their proximity to environmental justice communities. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3365  HD.3338 By Representatives Robinson of Framingham and LeBoeuf of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3365) of Maria Duaime Robinson, David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf and others for legislation to establish the building justice with jobs task force and to adopt housing regulations mandating minimum energy efficiency, energy performance or related energy standards. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3376  HD.2035 By Representatives Ehrlich of Marblehead and Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3376) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the use of elephants, big cats, primates, giraffes, and bears in traveling exhibits and shows. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.3380  HD.1848 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3380) of Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation to establish a fund for the creation, acquisition, conservation and maintenance of public art and the creation of a public art commission. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.3453  HD.2885 By Ms. Elugardo of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3453) of Nika C. Elugardo and others relative to debt-based incarceration and suspensions of certain motor vehicle and parking violations. Transportation.
H.3456  HD.448 By Representatives Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3456) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Christine P. Barber and others relative to eligibility for application for motor vehicle learners' permits and drivers' licenses. Transportation.
H.3457  HD.1396 By Messrs. Fernandes of Falmouth and Owens of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3457) of Dylan A. Fernandes, Steven C. Owens and others relative to electric bicycles. Transportation.
H.3515  HD.984 By Representatives Khan of Newton and O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3515) of Kay Khan, James J. O'Day and others that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles provide identification to youth and adults experiencing homelessness. Transportation.
H.3526  HD.3278 By Mr. Madaro of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3526) of Adrian C. Madaro and others that the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority implement a low-income fare program to provide free or discounted transit fares for certain riders. Transportation.
H.3549  HD.1888 By Messrs. Moran of Boston and Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3549) of William M. Straus, Christina A. Minicucci and others for legislation to establish standardized analysis tools to be used to report crashes and incidents involving cyclists, other vulnerable users or pedestrians. Transportation.
H.3559  HD.2144 By Representatives Owens of Watertown and Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3559) of Steven C. Owens, Christine P. Barber and others relative to electric vehicles and the electrification of public transportation. Transportation.
H.3716  HD.943 By Representatives Hawkins of Attleboro and Gouveia of Acton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3716) of James K. Hawkins, Tami L. Gouveia and others to ensure the health and safety of students, educators and communities during the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management.
H.3729  HD.135 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3729) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to universal background checks for private gun sales. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3991  HD.4206 By Mr. Hawkins of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James K. Hawkins and others relative to pesticides. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3999  An Act promoting student nutrition
H.4044  HD.3075 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4044) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to solar energy deployment in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.