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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Richard J. Ross Served 2010 - 2018 Republican - Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

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Boston, MA, 02133
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Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
S.16  SD.1724 By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 16) of Richard Ross, Gale Candaras, Robert Hedlund and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to prohibit eminent domain. The Judiciary.
S.130  SD.1072 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 130) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, Michael R. Knapik and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to increase penalties for certain minors involved in the attempt to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.131  SD.1086 By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 131) of Tarr and Ross for legislation to extend simulcasting [Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure].
S.228  SD.1099 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 228) of Richard J. Ross, Karen E. Spilka, Bruce E. Tarr and Daniel B. Winslow for legislation relative to the definition of students enrolled in special education classes inside and outside of school districts. Education.
S.229  SD.1232 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 229) of Richard J. Ross, Carolyn C. Dykema, Michael R. Knapik and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to provide for an investigation and study relative to making exceptions to certain public school transportation lawas. Education.
S.230  SD.1847 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 230) of Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote higher levels of achievement in schools by the Office of the State Auditor. Education.
S.286  SD.1062 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 286) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, Michael R. Knapik, Todd M. Smola and others for legislation to conduct background checks on residents of nursing and assisted living facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.287  SD.1064 By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 287) of Winslow, Tarr, Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to repeal the nursing home tax [Joint Committee on Elder Affairs].
S.315  SD.1089 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 315) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation relative to campaign finance during special elections. Election Laws.
S.316  SD.1147 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 316) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, Richard Bastien, James J. Dwyer and other members of the General Court for legislation to require photo identification to recieve a ballot. Election Laws.
S.549  SD.1082 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 549) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, Randy Hunt, Michael R. Knapik and others for legislation relative to health insurance penalties. Health Care Financing.
S.575  SD.1120 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 575) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, James J. Dwyer, Sheila C. Harrington and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow veterans to pay in-state tuition and fees at state or community colleges. Higher Education.
S.618  SD.1080 By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 618) of Hedlund, Ross and Ross for legislation relative to low and moderate income housing [Joint Committee on Housing].
S.619  SD.1290 By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 619) of Ross for legislation relative to rental late fees [Joint Committee on Housing].
S.846  SD.1051 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 846) of Richard J. Ross, Robert M. Koczera, George T. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation relative to employee records. The Judiciary.
S.847  SD.1058 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 847) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, Cory Atkins, Carlo Basile and other members of the General Court for legislation to share custody of minor children of divorced or separated parents. The Judiciary.
S.848  SD.1060 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 848) of Richard J. Ross and George T. Ross for legislation relative to the committee for public counsel services. The Judiciary.
S.849  SD.1070 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 849) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross and Todd M. Smola for legislation to provide protection against sex offenders. The Judiciary.
S.850  SD.1083 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 850) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund, Todd M. Smola and others for legislation relative to the unsealing of records. The Judiciary.
S.852  SD.1115 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 852) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to dangerous trees. The Judiciary.
S.853  SD.1128 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 853) of Richard J. Ross, James J. Dwyer and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to health care proxies. The Judiciary.
S.854  SD.1132 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 854) of Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to homestead declarations recording of deeds. The Judiciary.
S.855  SD.1866 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 855) of Richard J. Ross for legislation to modify rental agreements. The Judiciary.
S.856  SD.1758 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 856) of Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and another members of the General Court and another for legislation to require that eminent domain takings be for public use purposes and defining the term public use. The Judiciary.
S.857  SD.1867 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 857) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to mandatory rent escrowing. The Judiciary.
S.1162  SD.1118 By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1162) of Richard J. Ross, George Ross, James J. Dwyer and Todd M. Smola for legislation relative to medical malpractice [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1163  SD.1291 By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1163) of Winslow, Tarr, Smola and other members of the General Court for legislation to require coaches of interscholastic sports to complete first aid training courses [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1225  SD.1067 By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1225) of Tarr, Hedlund, Dwyer and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a commission to study the effectiveness of a drug dealer registry in the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1226  SD.1135 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1226) of Richard J. Ross, George Ross, Robert L. Hedlund, Daniel Winslow and others for legislation to remove pepper spray from firearms identification. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1365  SD.1059 By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1365) of Winslow, Tarr, Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public employees serving in the armed forces of the United States [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1366  SD.1075 By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1366) of Tarr, Hedlund and Ross for legislation to prevent overcompensation in the higher education pension system [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1367  SD.1119 By Mr. Ross, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1367) of Tarr, Knapik, Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the definition of a veteran for public retirees [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1510  SD.1052 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1510) of Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to exempt certain long-term care facilities from property taxes. Revenue.
S.1511  SD.1079 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1511) of Richard J. Ross, James J. Dwyer, Robert L. Hedlund and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to authorize a city or town to designate a checkoff on its real estate tax bills and to establish an economic aid. Revenue.
S.1512  SD.1103 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1512) of Richard J. Ross, Theodore C. Speliotis, George T. Ross and James J. Dwyer for legislation to reduce the property taxes of certain elderly personsns. Revenue.
S.1513  SD.1124 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1513) of Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to limit proposition 2 1/2 override elections and allowing an underride in all communities. Revenue.
S.1514  SD.1868 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1514) of Richard J. Ross, Marc T. Lombardo, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to sales tax on personnel protective equipment. Revenue.
S.1784  SD.1054 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1784) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr and Daniel B. Winslow for legislation to reduce car emissions. Transportation.
S.1785  SD.1056 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1785) of Richard J. Ross, James J. Dwyer, Robert L. Hedlund, Todd M. Smola and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow certain online drives license notices. Transportation.
S.1786  SD.1849 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1786) of Richard J. Ross, Sean Garballey, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish senior citizen safety zones. Transportation.
S.1832  SD.1076 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1832) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, James J. Dwyer, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to exempt veterans from the payment of fees for use of recreational facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1833  SD.1108 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1833) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, Anne M. Gobi, Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation relative to unlawful discrimination. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1834  SD.1113 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1834) of Richard J. Ross for legislation to claim for personal injury and property damage in the National Guard. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.1841  HD.1335 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Ross, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1841) of David Paul Linsky and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Sherborn to use certain town forest land for the purpose of constructing, operating and maintaining a wireless telecommunications facility. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3451  HD.3713 By Representative Poirier of North Attleborough and Senator Ross, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3451) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and Richard Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of North Attleborough be authorized to issue health insurance policies for employees of said town. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3487  HD.3761 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Ross, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3487) of David Paul Linsky and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Sherborn be authorized to enter into an employment contract for the position of chief of police of said town. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3862  HD.4142 By Representative Garlick of Needham and Senator Ross, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Denise C. Garlick and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for James Crosby, an employee of the Department of Veterans’ Services. Public Service.
H.3976  HD.4288 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Ross, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Janet Ruggieri, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Revenue. Public Service.
S.851  SD.1092 By Mr. Ross (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 851) of Robert LeClair for legislation to prohibit certain activities within the home until a divorce is final and financial and custody issues are resolved. The Judiciary. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.