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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

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 419
Boston, MA, 02133
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Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
  HD.4524 An Act authorizing the Metacomet Emergency Communications Center to join the Norfolk County Retirement System
S.14  SD.544 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 14) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to prohibit eminent domain. The Judiciary.
S.77  SD.553 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 77) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Colleen M. Garry and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish senior citizen safety zones. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.78  SD.938 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 78) of Richard J. Ross and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation relative to gateway communities. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.139  SD.532 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 139) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase penalties for certain minors involved in the attempt to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.140  SD.916 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 140) of Richard J. Ross and Colleen M. Garry for legislation relative to professional solicitors. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.262  SD.533 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 262) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to promote higher levels of achievement in schools by the Office of the State Auditor. Education.
S.263  SD.534 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 263) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the definition of students enrolled in special education classes inside and outside of school districts. Education.
S.264  SD.1451 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 264) of Richard J. Ross, Daniel B. Winslow, Barry R. Finegold, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce paperwork within the department of elementary and secondary education. Education.
S.304  SD.536 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 304) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to repeal the nursing home tax. Elder Affairs.
S.305  SD.537 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 305) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to conduct background checks on residents of nursing and assisted living facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.307  HD.3260 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk and Senator Ross, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 307) of Daniel B. Winslow and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Norfolk be authorized to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises to Sarthi Convenience, Inc., d/b/a/ Norfolk Food Mart. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
S.335  SD.877 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 335) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to require photo identification to receive a ballot. Election Laws.
S.336  SD.891 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 336) of Richard J. Ross and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to campaign finance during special elections. Election Laws.
H.534  HD.3286 By Representative Winslow of Norfolk and Senator Ross, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 534) of Daniel B. Winslow and Richard J. Ross for legislation to reduce paperwork within the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education by maximizing the available uses of information technology. Education.
S.563  SD.540 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 563) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to health insurance penalties. Health Care Financing.
S.783  SD.542 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 783) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to require that eminent domain takings be for public use purposes and defining the term public use. The Judiciary.
S.784  SD.546 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 784) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to the unsealing of records. The Judiciary.
S.785  SD.547 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 785) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to share custody of minor children of divorced or separated parents. The Judiciary.
S.786  SD.548 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 786) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to employee records. The Judiciary.
S.1095  SD.545 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1095) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr and Colleen M. Garry for legislation relative to health care proxies. Public Health.
S.1096  SD.550 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1096) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to require coaches of interscholastic sports to complete first aid training courses. Public Health.
S.1097  SD.855 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1097) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to medical malpractice. Public Health.
S.1165  SD.551 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1165) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to remove pepper spray from firearms identification. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1166  SD.947 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1166) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to create a commission to study the effectiveness of a drug dealer registry in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1167  SD.950 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1167) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to create a drug dealer registry in the commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1168  SD.962 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1168) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to sex offender classification. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1169  SD.963 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1169) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to sex offender registration. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1276  SD.810 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1276) of Richard J. Ross and Colleen M. Garry for legislation relative to retirement board membership. Public Service.
S.1277  SD.812 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1277) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to Group 1, Group 2 or Group 4 employees with creditable service to serve on retirement boards. Public Service.
S.1408  SD.552 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1408) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Michael O. Moore for legislation to authorize a city or town to designate a checkoff on its real estate tax bills and to establish an economic aid fund. Revenue.
S.1409  SD.556 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1409) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Paul R. Heroux for legislation to exempt certain farmers' markets from certain property taxes. Revenue.
S.1410  SD.854 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1410) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
S.1411  SD.897 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1411) of Richard J. Ross, James M. Murphy, Carolyn C. Dykema, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce the property taxes of certain elderly personsns. Revenue.
S.1412  SD.899 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1412) of Richard J. Ross for legislation to exempt certain long-term care facilities from property taxes. Revenue.
S.1413  SD.902 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1413) of Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to limit proposition 2 1/2 override elections and allowing an underride in all communities. Revenue.
S.1615  SD.928 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1615) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Jeffrey N. Roy and Colleen M. Garry for legislation relative to community liaisons. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1690  HD.3455 By Representative Winslow of Norfolk and Senator Ross, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1690) of Daniel B. Winslow, Richard J. Ross and others relative to traffic stops. The Judiciary.
S.1699  SD.558 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1699) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to enhance local road construction and speed limits. Transportation.
S.1744  SD.554 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1744) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Sal N. DiDomenico 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.1785  SD.1812 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1785) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to disability insurance benefits. Financial Services.
S.1820  Text of amendment number (63) relative to pesticide licensing and mosquito control offered by Mr. Ross to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3)
S.1823  Text of amendment number (130) relative to regulatory reform offered by Mr. Ross to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3)
S.1955  SD.1955 By Mr. Ross, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Denise McKinnon, an employee of the Massachusetts Hospital School. Public Service.
S.2005  SD.2005 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2005) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish a charter for the town of Wrentham. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2268  SD.2083 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2268) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for James Goguen, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services. Public Service.
S.2275  SD.2107 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2275) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the appointment of special police officers in the town of Wrentham. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2354  SD.2126 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2354) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish a gaming revenue stabilization fund in the town of Plainville. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2411  SD.2191 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2411) of Richard J. Ross and Paul R. Heroux for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Danuta Radny, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services. Public Service.
S.2418  SD.2203 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2418) of Richard J. Ross and Jeffrey N. Roy for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Marc Glazebrook, an employee of the Department of Correction. Public Service.
H.4168  HD.4267 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Ross, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4168) of David Paul Linsky and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town administrator of the town of Sherborn be authorized to approve warrants for payment from town funds. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4169  HD.4266 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Ross, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4169) of David Paul Linsky and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) relative to increasing the number of members on the board of selectmen in the town of Sherborn. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4569  HD.4587 By Representative Heroux of Attleboro and Senator Ross, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul R. Heroux and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for John Morrill, an employee of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.4570  HD.4600 By Representative Heroux of Attleboro and Senator Ross, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul R. Heroux and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Marie Silva, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services. Public Service.
S.787  SD.815 By Mr. Ross (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 787) 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.