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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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Boston, MA, 02133
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Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
  HD.3864 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 repeal the 2013 sales tax on computer and software technology services. Revenue.
  HD.4163 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 the unemployment insurance rate. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.15  SD.1343 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 15) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Geoff Diehl for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the reform of the Executive Council. The Judiciary.
S.18  SD.1628 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 18) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to require a supermajority vote for the utilization of rainy day funds. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.38  SD.613 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 38) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to further regulate the release of information concerning adoption. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.40  SD.675 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 40) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the reporting of child abuse to local law enforcement officials. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.64  SD.1523 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 64) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bruce J. Ayers, Richard J. Ross, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect disabled persons from financial exploitation. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.76  HD.2871 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 76) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to access to medical treatments for children with autism. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.79  SD.1638 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 79) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Capital Partnership Program. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.97  SD.1118 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 97) of James B. Eldridge, Benjamin B. Downing, Mary S. Keefe, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.123  SD.1640 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 123) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the issuance of prize payments to charities. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.132  HD.3378 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 132) of Robert L. Hedlund and others that the Department of Transitional Assistance be directed to establish and maintain an online application process for businesses wishing to apply to accept electronic benefit transfer cards at point of sale. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.133  HD.3384 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 133) of Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation to eliminate fraud in public assistance programs by requiring stringent asset and identity verification checks before the awarding of benefits. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.147  SD.1626 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 147) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to reduce the furnishing or procuring of alcohol to a minor by an adult. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.155  SD.665 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 155) of James E. Timilty, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate secondary metals dealing. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.178  SD.620 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 178) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Massachusetts veterans. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.180  SD.926 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 180) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to facilitate municipal projects. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.193  SD.1631 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 193) of Karen E. Spilka, Sal N. DiDomenico, Daniel A. Wolf, John V. Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to create and maintain jobs in the Commonwealth. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.194  SD.1497 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 194) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, James E. Timilty and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to establish a permanent annual sales tax holiday. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.207  SD.1419 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 207) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine M. Clark, Barry R. Finegold, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to revive the Foundation Budget Review Commission. Education.
S.228  SD.1052 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 228) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Michael J. Rodrigues, David T. Vieira, Denise C. Garlick and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional school district capital project funding. Education.
H.230  HD.2397 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 230) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to regulate the direct shipment of wines. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.244  SD.601 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 244) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for capital equipment replacement in vocational education as part of state aid to public schools. Education.
S.245  SD.602 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 245) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to fund replacement vocational and technical public high school instructional equipment. Education.
H.267  HD.999 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 267) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.275  SD.1614 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 275) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote alternative dispute resolution for students. Education.
S.328  SD.780 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 328) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to voter registration agencies. Election Laws.
S.338  SD.1435 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 338) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to remove unfair incumbent advantage from the ballot and to change unenrolled to independent. Election Laws.
S.340  SD.1657 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 340) of Bruce E. Tarr, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to residency requirements for voting. Election Laws.
H.344  HD.2870 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 344) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to addressing the needs of students with autism. Education.
S.354  SD.998 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 354) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Katherine M. Clark, Michael Barrett, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to healthy families and businesses . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.405  SD.1593 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 405) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to require local approval for low level radioactive waste sites. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.457  HD.2923 By Representatives Peisch of Wellesley and Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 457) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the quality of education by reviving the foundation budget review commission. Education.
S.538  SD.1396 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 538) of Richard T. Moore, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Carlos Henriquez and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the provider's council. Health Care Financing.
H.547  HD.1215 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 547) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs. Elder Affairs.
S.568  SD.1365 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 568) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to strengthen the management of the health care connector. Health Care Financing.
S.569  SD.1578 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 569) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to mandatory prescription drug coverage. Health Care Financing.
S.612  SD.1592 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 612) of Marc R. Pacheco, Anne M. Gobi, Michael R. Knapik, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to further enhance efficiency and accountability of operations at local housing authorities. Housing.
S.616  SD.1591 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 616) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to require landlord notice of unsafe conditions. Housing.
S.619  SD.1761 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 619) of Bruce E. Tarr, Thomas J. Calter, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote savings for first time homebuyers. Housing.
S.754  SD.612 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 754) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to further regulate sex offender registration. The Judiciary.
S.755  SD.616 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 755) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to electronic communication by sex offenders. The Judiciary.
S.757  SD.622 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 757) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to report child pornography. The Judiciary.
S.758  SD.785 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 758) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to penalties for failure to appear in court. The Judiciary.
S.759  SD.806 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 759) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the registration fee of sex offenders . The Judiciary.
S.799  SD.1313 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 799) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to promote rental housing stability. The Judiciary.
S.800  SD.1317 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 800) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to record court proceedings. The Judiciary.
S.801  SD.1382 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 801) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to provide for a special commission to study the feasibility and cost of adopting the federal parole guidelines. The Judiciary.
S.806  SD.1492 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 806) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the punishment for child endangerment. The Judiciary.
S.807  SD.1509 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 807) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bruce J. Ayers, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to establish an animal abuse registry. The Judiciary.
S.808  SD.1521 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 808) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote gender equity. The Judiciary.
S.812  SD.1567 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 812) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to CORI reform. The Judiciary.
S.813  SD.1581 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 813) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the appropriate use of public funds. The Judiciary.
S.815  SD.1667 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 815) of Bruce E. Tarr, Matthew A. Beaton, Katherine M. Clark, Angelo L. D'Emilia and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance assessment information of the sexual offender registration board. The Judiciary.
S.819  SD.1696 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 819) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to habitual drunk drivers. The Judiciary.
S.894  SD.1604 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 894) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to ensure fairness in the disability adjudication process. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.895  SD.1677 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 895) of Bruce E. Tarr, Barry R. Finegold, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve unemployment insurance. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.908  SD.777 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 908) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, William N. Brownsberger, Michael J. Rodrigues, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide services to adults with developmental disabilities. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.909  SD.781 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 909) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, William N. Brownsberger, Michael J. Rodrigues, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.933  HD.420 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 933) of Kay Khan and others relative to health insurance for human service providers and their employees. Financial Services.
H.939  HD.1690 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 939) of Kay Khan and others relative to requiring insurance carriers to recognize nurse midwives as participating providers. Financial Services.
S.976  SD.1577 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 976) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to land use regulations. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.976  HD.342 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 976) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
S.987  SD.77 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 987) of Gale D. Candaras, Paul McMurtry, Christopher G. Fallon, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to permit spouses to to serve as paid caregivers. Public Health.
H.1008  HD.1577 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1008) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to the annual reporting of patient safety by health care providers. Health Care Financing.
H.1025  HD.1189 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1025) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the SHINE health insurance counseling program. Health Care Financing.
H.1026  HD.1780 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1026) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others for legislation to require MassHealth to cover medically necessary treatments for members diagnosed with autism. Health Care Financing.
S.1030  SD.543 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1030) of John F. Keenan, Chris Walsh, Martin J. Walsh, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the implementation date of a medical marijuana program. Public Health.
S.1042  SD.716 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of Michael R. Knapik, Benjamin B. Downing, Richard J. Ross, James M. Murphy and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow out-of-state physicians to order home care in the Commonwealth. Public Health.
S.1137  SD.265 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1137) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police pursuits in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1144  SD.1055 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1144) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to further regulate sex offender registration. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1155  SD.830 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1155) of Michael O. Moore, Peter V. Kocot, David T. Vieira and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to adding a sheriffs board of administrations. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1172  SD.1101 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1172) of Karen E. Spilka, Louis L. Kafka, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure the safety of people with pets in disasters. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1175  SD.1674 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1175) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to provide oversight of crime labs. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1176  SD.1692 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1176) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand the state DNA database. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1189  SD.632 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1189) of James E. Timilty, Stephen L. DiNatale, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police training. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1245  SD.793 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1245) of Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Angelo M. Scaccia for legislation relative to teachers' retirement credits for parochial schools. Public Service.
H.1281  HD.2204 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1281) of Angelo L. D'Emilia and others for legislation to establish a prison mitigation fund for cities and towns hosting Department of Correction facilities. The Judiciary.
H.1287  HD.2976 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to clarifying procedures for the custodial protection by law enforcement and court officials of a child requiring assistance. The Judiciary.
S.1291  SD.1308 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1291) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to expand insurance choices for state and local employees. Public Service.
S.1298  SD.924 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1298) of James E. Timilty, Michael O. Moore, Mark J. Cusack, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1357  SD.605 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1357) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a special commission on payment in lieu of taxes to municipalities in which group homes are located. Revenue.
S.1358  SD.614 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1358) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a tax exemption for a taxpayer supporting an elderly relative. Revenue.
S.1359  SD.617 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1359) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Paul McMurtry for legislation to exempt children's books from state sales tax. Revenue.
S.1361  SD.797 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1361) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to tax deductions for contributions to college savings plans. Revenue.
S.1362  SD.804 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1362) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to tax deductions for home heating costs. Revenue.
S.1363  SD.808 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1363) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a sales tax retention allowance. Revenue.
S.1364  SD.1652 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1364) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to tax abatements. Revenue.
H.1380  HD.3057 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1380) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to health care proxies. The Judiciary.
S.1422  SD.1315 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1422) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce the income tax. Revenue.
S.1425  SD.1466 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1425) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to create a private mortgate insurance tax deduction. Revenue.
S.1426  SD.1484 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1426) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Michael R. Knapik and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to dedicate a portion of the stabilization fund to cities and towns. Revenue.
S.1428  SD.1525 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1428) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to provide for a tax exemption on the sale of recycled materials. Revenue.
S.1432  SD.1568 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1432) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, James E. Timilty and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to exempt certain medical supplies from the state sales tax. Revenue.
S.1433  SD.1600 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1433) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, James E. Timilty, Geoff Diehl and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce the sales tax to 5%. Revenue.
S.1434  SD.1609 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1434) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to increase restaurant competitiveness. Revenue.
S.1435  SD.1654 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1435) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to septic credit eligibility. Revenue.
S.1443  SD.1754 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1443) of Bruce E. Tarr, Geoff Diehl, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas J. Calter and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote economic growth in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1444  SD.1757 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1444) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Barry R. Finegold, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to create an angel investment tax credit. Revenue.
S.1445  SD.1762 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1445) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Timilty, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to create an incentive for job creation. Revenue.
S.1498  SD.603 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1498) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to enhance the Global Warming Solutions Act. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1537  SD.1316 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1537) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Geoff Diehl for legislation relative to human contact with state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1538  SD.1320 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1538) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the accountability of the governor's council. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1539  SD.1359 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1539) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to create thet Commonwealth Competition Council. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1540  SD.1372 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1540) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to require fiscal responsibility. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1542  SD.1565 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1542) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to a worker documentation certification program. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1544  SD.1589 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1544) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation relative to zero-based budgeting and budget transparency. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1551  SD.1749 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1551) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation to promote private sector job growth and reduce state spending. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1565  HD.552 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1565) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to information provided to women seeking abortions. The Judiciary.
S.1572  SD.705 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1572) of Cynthia S. Creem, Alice Hanlon Peisch, James B. Eldridge, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1588  SD.522 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1588) of Cynthia S. Creem, Benjamin B. Downing, Daniel A. Wolf, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to update the bottle bill . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1602  SD.599 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1602) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation relative to transparency in electric bills. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1603  SD.600 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1603) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to create the renewable energy investment act. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1674  HD.578 By Representative Walsh of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1674) of Martin J. Walsh, John A. Hart and others relative to national criminal offender record information checks for persons working with individuals served by the Department of Mental Retardation. The Judiciary.
S.1710  SD.1575 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1710) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to increase the civil fines and penalities of motorists who violate the right of way of other motorists. Transportation.
S.1712  SD.1673 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1712) of Bruce E. Tarr, Theodore C. Speliotis, Carlo Basile, John D. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the license plate system of the Commonwealth. Transportation.
S.1773  Senate, April 24, 2013 -- Text of amendment number (41) (offered by Senator Tarr et al) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 1766) to the House Bill the House Bill relative to transportation finance (House, No. 3415)
S.1825  Text of amendment number (222) updating the bottle bill offered by Ms. Creem to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3)
S.1842  SD.1814 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Karen E. Spilka, Kate Hogan, John H. Rogers, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the MetroWest commission on the status of women and girls. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1844  HD.1743 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1844) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to further regulate the laying out of senior citizen footpaths by cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1854  SD.1865 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Brian M. Ashe, Bruce J. Ayers, Jay F. Barrows and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. Transportation.
S.1914  SD.1898 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Linda Campbell and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animal welfare and safety. The Judiciary.
H.1971  HD.505 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1971) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to further regulate newborn pulse oximetry screening for congenital heart defects. Public Health.
S.2008  SD.1992 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to juvenile life with parole . The Judiciary.
S.2046  Minimum Per Pupil Allotment
S.2125  Text of the Senate (Senator Tarr) amendment to S2123
H.2138  HD.2668 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2138) of Geoff Diehl and others relative to the training and hiring standards for municipal police officers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.2158  SD.2042 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2158) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to recover assets used in the commission of sexual offenses. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.2163  SD.2036 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2163) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure compliance and equity in state reimbursement. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2170  SD.1919 By Mr. Rush, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush, Denise C. Garlick, Thomas P. Kennedy and Richard J. Ross for legislation to designate certain bridge in the town of Needham as the Reverend (LT) Daniel J. Kennedy, USN Memorial Bridge. Transportation.
H.2189  HD.1513 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2189) of Jeffrey N. Roy, Karen E. Spilka and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a regional public safety communications and dispatch center for the towns of Franklin, Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.2345  Senate, Thursday, July 31, 2014 -- Substituted by amendment (Senator Tarr, et al) for the House Bill relative to the penalty for killing, maiming or poisoning of animals (House, No. 4328, amended).
H.2587  HD.804 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit. Revenue.
H.2588  HD.805 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2588) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
H.2713  HD.1510 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2713) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and Richard J. Ross relative to the interest paid to taxpayers on tax abatements. Revenue.
H.2739  HD.389 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2739) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to the revenues and expenditures of Norfolk County. Revenue.
H.2817  HD.1160 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2817) of Bradford Hill, Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to make the General Court subject to the open meeting law. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2830  HD.2461 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2830) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the failure to file certain reports by candidates under the campaign finance laws. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2864  HD.1991 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2864) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to designate Ms. G of the Massachusetts Audubon Society as the official groundhog of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2908  HD.3092 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2908) of Daniel B. Winslow and others for legislation to enhance technology in civic engagement. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3363  HD.2812 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3363) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to county pension liability funding. Revenue.
H.3364  HD.2673 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3364) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to provide tax incentives to promote housing creation for persons with disabilities. Revenue.
H.3419  HD.1601 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3419) of Kay Khan and others relative to consumer leases and subsequent ownership of rented property. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3460  HD.3615 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas Kennedy and others relative to providing for home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.3503  HD.3612 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others relative to the issuance of "Boston Strong" motor vehicle registration plates. Transportation.
H.3513  HD.3675 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley and Senator Creem, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Alice Hanlon Peisch, Cynthia S. Creem and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Wellesley be authorized to convey a certain parcel of land in said town. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3525  HD.3531 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to the term of appointment of non-civil service police officers. Public Service.
H.3530  HD.3716 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3530) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3552  HD.3738 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3552) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of deputy chief of police in the town of Natick from the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3635  HD.3795 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Donna Salois, an employee of the Wrentham Development Center. Public Service.
H.3832  HD.4000 By Representative Peisch of Wellesley and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3832) of Alice Hanlon Peisch, Cynthia S. Creem and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Wellesley be authorized to issue six additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3994  HD.4147 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky and Richard J. Ross relative to the collection of municipal taxes. Revenue.
H.4094  HD.4197 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to authorize the board of elementary and secondary education to develop or implement the common core standards. Education.
H.4115  HD.4247 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shawn Dooley and Richard J. Ross relative to simulcast wagering in Norfolk county. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.4287  HD.4358 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4287) of Jeffrey N. Roy and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Franklin be authorized to establish a local sales tax on the sale of medical marijuana in said town. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.