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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
Phone:
(617) 722-2199
Fax:
(617) 626-0203
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H.543  HD.307 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 543) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to encourage strategies to develop school students’ social-emotional learning competencies. Education.
H.544  HD.770 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 544) 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.724  HD.1357 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 724) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to improve nursing home job standards and care quality. Elder Affairs.
H.725  HD.1575 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 725) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the authority of the Attorney General to protect nursing home residents and other patients from abuse and neglect. Elder Affairs.
H.726  HD.2410 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 726) of Ruth B. Balser and others that the Department of Public Health establish an exchange to facilitate the purchasing of personal protective equipment by elder care providers. Elder Affairs.
H.727  HD.2981 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 727) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to care in nursing homes. Elder Affairs.
H.851  HD.271 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 851) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to preserving open space in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1038  HD.292 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1038) 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.1039  HD.656 By Representatives Balser of Newton and Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1039) of Ruth B. Balser, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others providing continuity of care for mental health treatment insurance coverage. Financial Services.
H.1040  HD.670 By Representatives Balser of Newton and Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1040) of Ruth B. Balser, Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to require health care coverage for emergency psychiatric services. Financial Services.
H.1041  HD.671 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1041) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to mental health or substance use disorder insurance benefits. Financial Services.
H.1042  HD.1702 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1042) of Ruth B. Balser and Natalie M. Higgins relative to the display of information on enrollment cards of health plans. Financial Services.
H.1043  HD.2300 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1043) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to insurance coverage for mammograms and breast cancer screening. Financial Services.
H.1196  HD.2191 By Representatives Sabadosa of Northampton and Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1196) of Lindsay N. Sabadosa, Ruth B. Balser and others relative to insurance coverage for abortion and abortion-related care. Financial Services.
H.1240  HD.475 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1240) of Ruth B. Balser, Mindy Domb and Lindsay N. Sabadosa relative to MassHealth rate parity for behavioral health inpatient providers. Health Care Financing.
H.1241  HD.1501 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1241) of Ruth B. Balser relative to making technical changes to the Betsy Lehman Center for patient safety and medical error reduction enabling law. Health Care Financing.
H.1460  HD.298 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1460) 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.1461  HD.299 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1461) 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.1462  HD.1608 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1462) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to pretrial release and probation. The Judiciary.
H.1463  HD.3772 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1463) of Ruth B. Balser and Jacqueline Parker relative to probate court proceedings involving children. The Judiciary.
H.2062  HD.429 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2062) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to payments for psychological services provided by MassHealth. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.2063  HD.430 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2063) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to transfer Bridgewater State Hospital from the Department of Corrections to the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.2064  HD.446 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2064) of Ruth B. Balser for legislation to provide that network hospitals be compensated for behavioral health services to certain MassHealth patients. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.2065  HD.477 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2065) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to provide mental health benefits on a nondiscriminatory basis to certain residents of the Commonwealth. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.2066  HD.672 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2066) 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.2067  HD.1419 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2067) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to persons in the custody of the correctional facilities receiving medication for opioid use disorders. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.2085  HD.4010 By Representatives Decker of Cambridge and Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2085) of Marjorie C. Decker, Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to authorize the Commissioner of Mental Health to have supervision over the provision of mental health services to prisoners. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.2224  HD.300 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2224) of Ruth B. Balser relative to requiring choke response employee training in all restaurants. Public Health.
H.2225  HD.432 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2225) of Ruth B. Balser for legislation to include psychologists in the definition of nursing practice. Public Health.
H.2226  HD.1612 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2226) 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.2227  HD.1620 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2227) of Ruth B. Balser, Sarah K. Peake and Lindsay N. Sabadosa relative to the monitoring and operation of nuclear reactors. Public Health.
H.2416  HD.305 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2416) of Ruth B. Balser, Brian W. Murray and Lindsay N. Sabadosa relative to clarifying the standards for requiring the installation of automatic sprinkler systems in rehabilitated buildings. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2417  HD.1009 By Representatives Balser of Newton and Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2417) of Ruth B. Balser, Paul J. Donato and others relative to the installation of automatic sprinkler systems in certain new family dwellings. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2418  HD.1165 By Representatives Balser of Newton and Miranda of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2418) of Ruth B. Balser, Liz Miranda and others relative to local and state law enforcement involvement in federal immigration enforcement. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.4119  HD.4407 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ruth B. Balser and Michael Nogrady relative to the use of white noise reverse alarms on motor vehicles operating on construction sites. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.4120  HD.4418 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to library access to electronic books and digital audiobooks. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.310  HD.779 By Ms. Balser of Newton (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 310) of James 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. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.