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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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  Richard.Ross@masenate.gov

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  SD.2253 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Bruce E. Tarr, James J. Dwyer, F. Jay Barrows, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect minors from the harmful effects of marihuana. The Judiciary.
  HD.4439 By Representatives Poirier of North Attleborough and Ross of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Poirier, George T. Ross and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to establish certain property tax abatements for the assessment, containment and removal of oil or hazardous materials. Revenue.
S.14  SD.1266 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 14) of Bruce Tarr, Robert Hedlund, Michael Knapik and Richard Ross for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the reform of the Executive Council. The Judiciary.
S.20  SD.675 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 20) of Bruce Tarr, Michael Knapik, Robert Hedlund and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to require a supermajority vote for the utilization of rainy day funds. Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
S.67  SD.612 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 67) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect disabled persons from financial exploitation. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.79  SD.638 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 79) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a tax exemption for certain small businesses [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
S.104  SD.1049 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 104) of John Hart, Jr., Michael R. Knapik, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the Senate for legislation to protect motor vehicle owners' and small businesses in repairing motor vehicles. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.135  SD.433 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 135) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation to reduce the furnishing or procuring of alcohol to a minor by an adult. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.136  SD.673 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 136) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard Bastien for legislation to stabilize lottery revenues to provide predictable aid to cities and towns. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.171  SD.643 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 171) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Karen E. Spilka for legislation to increase research and development in emerging industries. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.172  SD.645 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 172) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and James E. Timilty for legislation to create jobs in the Commonwealth. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.188  SD.1399 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 188) of Katherine M. Clark, Geraldo Alicea, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Paul Brodeur and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to third grade reading proficiency. Education.
H.204  HD.38 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 204) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to prohibiting campaign signs on tax-exempt property. Election Laws.
S.239  SD.615 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 239) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation relative to charter revocation. Education.
S.240  SD.628 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 240) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to reconsider or revoke a charter. Education.
S.241  SD.631 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 241) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation relative to DESE contracts. Education.
S.242  SD.632 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 242) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to charter school application incentives. Education.
S.245  SD.647 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 245) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to waiver charter regulations. Education.
S.251  SD.167 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 251) of James E. Timilty, Michael O. Moore and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to school safety on election day. Education.
S.288  SD.652 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Jehlen, Ross, Hedlund and other members of the Senate for legislation to create a statewide assisted living facility master plan [Joint Committee on Elder Affairs].
S.319  SD.449 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 319) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to remove unfair incumbent advantage from the ballot and to change enrolled to independent. Election Laws.
S.320  SD.661 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 320) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to voter identification. Election Laws.
S.322  SD.851 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 322) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to independent campaign expenditures and electioneering communications. Election Laws.
S.382  SD.1273 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 382) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh, Michael O. Moore, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect children from toxic toys. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.383  SD.610 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 383) of Tarr, Ross and Knapik for legislation to regulate the transporting of oil fuel [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.385  SD.653 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 385) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a water resources conservation act and efficiency program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.386  SD.655 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 386) of Eldridge, Ross, Knapik and other members of the Senate for legislation to establish a water resources conservation act [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.387  SD.656 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 387) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to remove and dispose of waste oil. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.388  SD.657 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 388) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation to require local approval for low level radioactive waste sites. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.389  SD.849 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 389) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the viability and sustainability of commercial fisheries in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.397  SD.1411 By Mr. Tolman, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 397) of Naughton, Ashe, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation for a healthy Massachusetts: safer alternatives to toxic chemicals [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.409  SD.389 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 409) of Harriette L. Chandler, Stephen M. Brewer, Bruce E. Tarr, John W. Scibak and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial services contracts for dental benefits corporations. Financial Services.
H.434  HD.311 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 434) of Bradford Hill and others relative to the punishment of habitual offenders convicted in the courts of the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
H.482  HD.491 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 482) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to information provided to women seeking abortions. The Judiciary.
S.553  SD.634 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 553) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation relative to durable medical equipment. Health Care Financing.
S.554  SD.636 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 554) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to mandatory prescription drug coverage. Health Care Financing.
S.599  SD.701 By Mr. Hedlund, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 599) of Dwyer, DiNatale, Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to illegal immigrants and publicly subsidized housing [Joint Committee on Housing].
S.624  SD.663 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 624) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation to require landlord notice of unsafe conditions. Housing.
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.786  SD.335 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 786) of Robert L. Hedlund, Thomas J. Calter, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent farm animal cruelty. The Judiciary.
H.792  HD.456 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 792) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to taxes generated by charitable raffles and bazaars. Revenue.
S.870  SD.613 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 870) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to provide for reciprocal service for restraining orders. The Judiciary.
S.871  SD.622 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 871) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to prevent abuse. The Judiciary.
S.872  SD.629 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 872) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation relative to CORI reform. The Judiciary.
S.873  SD.648 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 873) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to timely classification of sex offenders. The Judiciary.
S.874  SD.649 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 874) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to provide for increased penalties for persons who commit crimes against the elderly. The Judiciary.
S.875  SD.650 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 875) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to the expand the state DNA database. The Judiciary.
S.878  SD.682 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to the appropriate use of public funds. The Judiciary.
S.879  SD.684 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 879) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to enhance the punishment for child endangerment. The Judiciary.
S.880  SD.828 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 880) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to provide for progressive penalties for the crime of motor vehicular homicide. The Judiciary.
S.881  SD.829 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 881) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote gender equity. The Judiciary.
S.882  SD.832 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 882) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to criminalize the attempted production of class B drugs. The Judiciary.
S.883  SD.929 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 883) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the Senate for legislation to promote fair employment and security in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
S.884  SD.956 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 884) of Bruce E. Tarr, Joyce A. Spiliotis, Steven L. Levy, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect children from harm. The Judiciary.
S.891  SD.1845 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 891) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform the parole system and protect public safety. The Judiciary.
S.929  SD.341 By Mr. Hedlund, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 929) of Dwyer, Knapik, Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to youth sports referees [Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development].
S.964  SD.952 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 964) of Ross, Knapik and Tarr for legislation relative to employer liability protection [Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development].
S.965  SD.953 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 965) of Ross, Knapik and Tarr for legislation relative to willfull violations of the wage law [Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development].
H.1029  HD.1336 By Mr. David M. Torrisi of North Andover, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01029) of James Eldridge and others for legislation to further regulate the direct shipments of wine. Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.1042  SD.983 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of Clark, Mark, Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow for the decriminalization of minor offenses [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1069  SD.263 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1069) of Stephen M. Brewer, Anthony W. Petruccelli, Jeffrey Sánchez, James Arciero and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to surgical technology [Joint Committee on Public Health].
H.1099  HD.1796 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1099) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to Department of Elder Affairs prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Elder Affairs.
S.1161  SD.678 By Mr. Rosenberg, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1161) of Hill, Creem, Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate the medical use of marijuana by patients approved by physicians and certified by the department of public health [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1169  SD.666 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1169) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to further regulate hospitals. Public Health.
S.1206  SD.742 By Mr. DiDomenico, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1206) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Frederick E. Berry, Sean Garballey, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the public health through workplace safety for social workers [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1230  SD.840 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1230) of Hunt, Ross, Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to require payment by certain prisoners of the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1235  SD.164 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1235) of James E. Timilty and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to emergency medical services at certain prison facilities. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1390  SD.183 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1390) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1454  SD.1690 By Ms. Fargo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1454) of Susan C. Fargo, William Smitty Pignatelli, James E. Timilty, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
H.1459  HD.1894 By Representative Vallee of Franklin and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1459) of James E. Vallee, Richard J. Ross and Karen Spilka relative to providing a procedure for municipal acceptance of subdivision roads in the town of Franklin. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
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.
S.1524  SD.442 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1524) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Susan C. Fargo for legislation to provide for a tax exemption on the sale of recycled materials. Revenue.
S.1526  SD.616 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1526) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Richard T. Moore, James E. Timilty and others for legislation to establish a commuter tax deduction. Revenue.
S.1528  SD.619 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1528) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a meals tax holiday. Revenue.
S.1529  SD.620 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1529) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to reduce the sales tax to 5%. Revenue.
S.1530  SD.621 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1530) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to extend single sales factor apportionment to all corporations. Revenue.
S.1531  SD.625 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1531) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation to extend net operating losses to financial institutions and utility corporations. Revenue.
S.1532  SD.630 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1532) of Ross, Hedlund, Knapik and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to corporate taxes [Joint Committee on Revenue].
S.1533  SD.640 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1533) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to sales of motor vehicles. Revenue.
S.1534  SD.641 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1534) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the revenues of the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1535  SD.642 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1535) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and James E. Timilty for legislation to establish a permanent annual sales tax holiday. Revenue.
S.1536  SD.644 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1536) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to expand the investment tax credit. Revenue.
S.1537  SD.667 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1537) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to create a private mortgate insurance tax deduction. Revenue.
S.1538  SD.668 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1538) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation to exempt certain medical supplies from the state sales tax. Revenue.
S.1539  SD.685 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1539) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to provide a property tax credit to surviving spouses of certain public safety personnel. Revenue.
S.1618  SD.184 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1618) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to establish godparent's day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1619  SD.669 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1619) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to zero-based budgeting and budget transparency. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1621  SD.671 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1621) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation to reduce the use of paper and increase government efficiencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1622  SD.687 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1622) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to a worker documentation certification program. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1623  SD.932 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1623) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to competitive state contracting. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1626  SD.1184 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1626) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation relative to human contact with state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1630  SD.1800 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1630) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Benjamin Swan for legislation to increase government efficiency. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1650  SD.45 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1650) of Cynthia S. Creem, Alice K. Wolf, Denise Andrews, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to update the bottle bill . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1662  SD.77 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1662) of James B. Eldridge, Harriette L. Chandler, Cynthia S. Creem, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal lighting plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1674  SD.718 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1674) of Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to gasoline prices. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1694  SD.848 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1694) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation to examine the cost reliability and economic impact of electricity. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1706  SD.479 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1706) of Robert L. Hedlund, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, James M. Murphy, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the treatment of elephants. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
S.1793  SD.789 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1793) of Karen E. Spilka, Carolyn C. Dykema, Richard J. Ross, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative To fairness and equity In regional transportation planning. Transportation.
S.1795  SD.440 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1795) of Tarr, Swan, Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase protection against drivers under the influence of drugs [Joint Committee on Transportation].
S.1796  SD.651 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1796) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Richard T. Moore and others for legislation relative to special veterans plates. Transportation.
S.1823  SD.1213 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1823) of John Hart, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public homes for veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1841  SD.82 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1841) of Wolf, Welch, Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
S.1900  SD.1948 By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1900) of Therese Murray, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Brian A. Joyce, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the administration of state government and finance. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1933  HD.2302 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1933) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to non-public school student access to the MCAS exam. Education.
H.1934  HD.2359 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1934) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to parental notification. Education.
H.2001  HD.2671 By Representatives Ms. Gobi of Spencer and Mr. Peterson, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2001) of McMurtry and others relative to trapping for the purpose of capturing furbearing mammals Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2004  HD.2889 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2004) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to further regulate the practice of psychotherapy. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.2012  SD.2074 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. The Judiciary.
S.2041  SD.2088 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Vallee, Michael R. Knapik, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to recognize those in military service. Transportaion.
S.2061  SD.2109 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Richard T. Moore, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr, George N. Peterson, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance community safety. The Judiciary.
S.2124  SD.2160 By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12 and Senate Rule 20) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2124) of Richard T. Moore, Kenneth J. Donnelly, John Hart, Jr., Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to reduction of property tax liability for veterans. Revenue.
S.2198  SD.2186 By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2198) of Richard T. Moore, Benjamin B. Downing, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote American manufacturing. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2253  HD.2772 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2253) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the apprehension of drunk drivers and other law violators. The Judiciary.
H.2320  HD.2694 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2320) of Denise C. Garlick and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Needham to dispose of by sale certain conservation land and to grant a permanent ground bed easement to support natural gas transmission. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2369  HD.2867 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2369) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives and enhancing the practice of nurse-midwives. Public Health.
H.2383  HD.2063 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2383) of David B. Sullivan and others relative to coupons of manufacturers submitted to health care insurers. Public Health.
H.2399  HD.2538 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2399) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to hunting on Sundays. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2571  HD.2307 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2571) of Daniel B. Winslow and others relative to creating jobs by facilitating issuance of bonds under the Community Preservation Act. Revenue.
H.2582  HD.2679 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2582) of Denise Garlick and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Needham to take easements in certain land owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation located adjacent to South Street and the Charles River in said town. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2586  HD.2108 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2586) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to authorize the State Auditor to audit the accounts of the General Court. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2665  HD.2305 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2665) of Walsh and others reducing the cost of constructing or improving roads Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.2684  HD.3194 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2684) of John W. Scibak and others relative to supporting children and parental custody. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.3332  HD.2257 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3332) of David Paul Linsky and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to lease the former East School for up to ninety-nine years. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3333  HD.2179 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3333) of David Paul Linsky and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to enter into an employment contract with the chief of police in said town. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3389  HD.3669 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky, Karen Spilka and others for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Natick as the Silvano Anthony Melchiorri bridge. Transportation.
H.3507  HD.3802 By Mr. Linsky of Natick and Senator Ms. Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3507) of David Paul Linsky, Karen Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of Inspector of Buildings in the town of Natick from provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3508  HD.3801 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3508) of David Paul Linsky, Alice Hanlon Peisch and Karen Spilka (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of fire chief in the town of Natick from provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3740  HD.3988 By Mr. Ross of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3740) of George T. Ross and others for legislation to designate a certain bridge on County Street in the city of Attleboro as the Lynn Goodchild and Shawn Nassaney September 11th Memorial Bridge. Transportation.
H.3767  HD.4048 By Mr. Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to competitively solicited proposals from renewable energy developers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3867  HD.4187 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3867) of Alice Hanlon Peisch, Cynthia S. Creem and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Wellesley be authorized to grant up to twelve additional licenses for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises of restaurants and function rooms having a seating capacity of 50 or more seats. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3868  HD.4196 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3868) of David Paul Linsky, Karen Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to issue an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3869  HD.4198 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3869) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to increase the membership of the town forest committee from three to five members. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3870  HD.4197 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3870) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to enter into a certain lease agreement. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3871  HD.4199 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3871) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to enter into a certain lease agreement. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4034  HD.4309 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to health care services. Health Care Financing.
H.4035  HD.4308 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12 of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to access to certain institutions of higher education and vocational schools. Higher Education.
H.4036  HD.4310 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to job growth. Revenue.
H.4037  HD.4306 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to provide regulatory reform to promote job growth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.4038  HD.4307 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to cost-effective energy policies and electricity cost reduction. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.4143  HD.4271 By Mr. Ross of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George T. Ross and others for legislation to exempt farmers’ markets from certain property taxes. Revenue.
H.4159  HD.4334 By Mr. Vallee of Franklin, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James E. Vallee for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Clifton Watson, an employee of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Public Service.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.