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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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

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Boston, MA, 02133
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Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
S.10  SD.1664 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 10) 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. Senate Rules.
S.18  SD.1945 By Mr. Ross, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 18) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for James O’Brien, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services. Public Service.
S.19  SD.1946 By Mr. Ross, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Candida Leonard, an employee of the Department of Corrections. Public Service.
S.35  SD.1671 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 35) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley for legislation to authorize the appointment of special police officers in the town of Wrentham. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.45  HD.3558 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Ross, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Michelle Shuman, an employee of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
S.55  SD.1513 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by proposal for constitutional amendment, Senate, No. 55) of Richard J. Ross for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to prohibit eminent domain. The Judiciary.
S.99  SD.1851 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 99) of Richard J. Ross, Shawn Dooley, Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr., Leonard Mirra and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to prevention of EBT fraud. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.100  SD.1857 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 100) of Richard J. Ross, Shawn Dooley, Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr., Leah Cole and other members of the General Court for legislation to further reduce EBT fraud. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.120  SD.1516 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 120) of Richard J. Ross and Donald F. Humason, Jr. for legislation to establish senior citizen safety zones. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.137  HD.2212 By Representative Whelan of Brewster and Senator Ross, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 137) of Timothy R. Whelan and others relative to establishing a low-vision registry and improving access to information for the Commonwealth Registry of the Blind. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.185  SD.1521 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 185) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to increase penalties for certain minors involved in the attempt to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.186  SD.1528 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 186) of Richard J. Ross, Jeffrey N. Roy and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation relative to professional solicitors. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.230  SD.1518 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 230) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to gateway communities. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.330  SD.1533 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 330) of Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Viriato M. deMacedo for legislation relative to the definition of students enrolled in special education classes inside and outside of school districts. Education.
S.331  SD.1535 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 331) of Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Viriato M. deMacedo for legislation to reduce paperwork within the department of elementary and secondary education. Education.
S.365  SD.1537 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 365) of Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Viriato M. deMacedo and others for legislation to repeal the nursing home tax. Elder Affairs.
S.366  SD.1542 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 366) of Richard J. Ross for legislation to conduct background checks on residents of nursing and assisted living facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.389  SD.1543 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 389) of Richard J. Ross, Shawn Dooley, Leonard Mirra, Stephen L. DiNatale and other members of the General Court for legislation to require photo identification to receive a ballot. Election Laws.
S.390  SD.1547 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 390) of Richard J. Ross, Shawn Dooley, Robert L. Hedlund, Viriato M. deMacedo and others for legislation relative to campaign finance during special elections. Election Laws.
S.391  SD.1855 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 391) of Richard J. Ross, Elizabeth A. Poirier, James E. Timilty and Paul R. Heroux for legislation relative to unfunded election audits. Election Laws.
S.631  SD.1553 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 631) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to health insurance penalties. Health Care Financing.
S.717  SD.1848 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 717) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to enhanced housing authority screening. Housing.
S.890  SD.1556 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 890) of Richard J. Ross, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Leonard Mirra, Angelo M. Scaccia 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.891  SD.1562 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 891) of Richard J. Ross, Thomas J. Calter, Robert L. Hedlund and Viriato M. deMacedo for legislation relative to the unsealing of records. The Judiciary.
S.892  SD.1569 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 892) of Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund and Viriato M. deMacedo for legislation to share custody of minor children of divorced or separated parents. The Judiciary.
S.893  SD.1571 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 893) of Richard J. Ross, Leonard Mirra, Robert L. Hedlund and Viriato M. deMacedo for legislation relative to employee records. The Judiciary.
S.894  SD.1586 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 894) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to sex offender classification. The Judiciary.
S.895  SD.1588 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 895) of Richard J. Ross and Joseph D. McKenna for legislation relative to sex offender registration. The Judiciary.
S.1213  SD.1574 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1213) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to health care proxies. Public Health.
S.1214  SD.1577 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1214) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to medical malpractice. Public Health.
S.1293  SD.1580 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1293) of Richard J. Ross and Viriato M. deMacedo for legislation to create a commission to study the effectiveness of a drug dealer registry in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1294  SD.1582 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1294) of Richard J. Ross and Viriato M. deMacedo for legislation to create a drug dealer registry in the commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1368  HD.164 By Representative Heroux of Attleboro and Senator Ross, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1368) of Paul R. Heroux, Richard J. Ross and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for John Morrill, an employee of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
S.1420  SD.1592 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1420) of Richard J. Ross and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation relative to retirement board membership. Public Service.
S.1421  SD.1593 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1421) of Richard J. Ross and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation relative to Group 1, Group 2 or Group 4 employees with creditable service to serve on retirement boards. Public Service.
S.1422  SD.1854 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1422) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to pension fund performance and accountability. Public Service.
S.1547  SD.1609 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1547) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to authorize a city or town to designate a checkoff on its real estate tax bills and to establish an economic aid fund. Revenue.
S.1548  SD.1614 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1548) of Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund, Viriato M. deMacedo, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation to exempt certain farmers' markets from certain property taxes. Revenue.
S.1549  SD.1615 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1549) of Richard J. Ross, Leonard Mirra, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
S.1550  SD.1618 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1550) of Richard J. Ross, Leah Cole and Paul R. Heroux for legislation to reduce the property taxes of certain elderly persons. Revenue.
S.1551  SD.1619 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1551) of Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Viriato M. deMacedo for legislation to exempt certain long-term care facilities from property taxes. Revenue.
S.1552  SD.1621 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1552) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to limit proposition 2 1/2 override elections and allowing an underride in all communities. Revenue.
S.1553  SD.1846 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1553) of Richard J. Ross, Viriato M. deMacedo, Leonard Mirra, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote conservation through oyster shell recycling. Revenue.
S.1554  SD.1882 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1554) of Richard J. Ross, Sal N. DiDomenico, Bruce E. Tarr, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to establish the Commonwealth Municipal Dog Park Trust Fund. Revenue.
S.1711  SD.1858 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1711) of Richard J. Ross, Carolyn C. Dykema, James B. Eldridge, Angelo M. Scaccia and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to transparency in government with regard to consultant expenses. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1790  SD.1622 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1790) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to community liaisons. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1869  SD.969 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1869) of Richard J. Ross, Ryan C. Fattman, Shawn Dooley, Susan Williams Gifford and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to preserving public safety and preventing trespassing on state highways. Transportation.
S.1870  SD.1628 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1870) of Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Viriato M. deMacedo for legislation to enhance local road construction and speed limits. Transportation.
S.1910  SD.1637 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1910) of Richard J. Ross, Carolyn C. Dykema, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Viriato M. deMacedo 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.1928  SD.2043 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1928) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard J. Ross, Karen E. Spilka, Shawn Dooley and Jeffrey N. Roy for legislation to authorize the board of directors of Metacomet Emergency Communications Center to accept chapter 32B of the General Laws. Public Service.
S.1960  SD.2135 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1960) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish a department of public works in the town of Plainville. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1961  SD.2136 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1961) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley (by vote of the town)for legislation relative to the creation of a treasurer-collector in the town of Plainville. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1962  SD.2137 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1962) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley (by vote of the town) for legislation to create a town administrator in the town of Plainville. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2162  SD.2152 By Mr. Ross, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2162) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley for legislation to authorize the State Retirement Board to grant creditable service to John Lyons. Public Service.
S.2163  SD.2153 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2163) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley for legislation to authorize the State Retirement Board to grant creditable service to Douglas Priest. Public Service.
S.2165  SD.2383 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2165) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley for legislation to designate a certain intersection in the town of Plainville as the Special Police Officer Michael O. Maher Memorial Intersection. Transportation.
S.2367  Senate, May 24, 2016 – Text of amendment (71) (offered by Senator Ross) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 4) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2017 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements.
S.2399  SD.2587 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2399) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard J. Ross and Kevin J. Kuros for legislation relative to handicapped placards. Transportation.
S.2484  SD.2653 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard J. Ross and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Donna Paul, an employee of the Department of Correction. Public Service.
S.2494  SD.2660 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2494) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard J. Ross and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Aaron Paul, an employee of the Department of Correction. Public Service.
H.3066  HD.1276 By Representative Poirier of North Attleborough and Senator Ross, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3066) of Elizabeth A. Poirier, Richard J. Ross and Timothy R. Whelan relative to lights for ambulances, fire apparatus and law enforcement vehicles. Transportation.
H.3162  HD.1288 By Representative Poirier of North Attleborough and Senator Ross, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3162) of Elizabeth A. Poirier, Richard J. Ross and others relative to allowing veterans leaves of absence on Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.4366  HD.4796 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 Jennifer Gay, an employee of the Department of Developmental Services. Public Service.
S.553  SD.1865 By Mr. Ross (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 553) of Bernard A. Kansky and Benjamin Swan for legislation relative to disability insurance benefits. Financial Services. This bill is by request. *
S.2160  SD.2228 By Mr. Ross (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2160) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark Bell for legislation relative to moving violations. The Judiciary. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.