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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.1947 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the creation of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Finance Control Board. Transportation.
  SD.2644 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Ryan C. Fattman, Patrick M. OConnor and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect due process and strengthen public safety. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
  SD.2645 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Patrick M. OConnor, Richard J. Ross, Ryan C. Fattman and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit soliciting acts of terrorism. The Judiciary.
  HD.3729 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shawn Dooley and Richard J. Ross relative to certain restrictions on the use of a parcel of land conveyed to Southwood Community Hospital, Inc. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
  HD.4257 By Mr. Ryan of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Daniel J. Ryan and others for legislation to establish the oyster restoration for environmental purposes program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
  HD.5115 By Mr. Silvia of Fall River, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Alan Silvia and others for legislation to designate June as Seatbelt Awareness Month. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.69  HD.457 By Mr. Barrows of Mansfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 69) of F. Jay Barrows and others for legislation to establish a substance screening program within the Department of Transitional Assistance. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.74  SD.1448 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 74) of Ryan C. Fattman, Shaunna L. O'Connell and Richard J. Ross for legislation to SAVE Massachusetts tax dollars. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.108  HD.2820 By Mrs. O’Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 108) of Shaunna L. O’Connell and others for legislation to add 911 emergency responders to the list of locations for a safe surrender under the baby safe haven law. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.109  HD.3495 By Representative O’Connell of Taunton and Senator Hedlund, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 109) of Shaunna L. O’Connell and others relative to strengthening public assistance programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.114  HD.1531 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 114) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to the list of locations for a safe surrender under the baby safe haven law. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.154  SD.189 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 154) of Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Viriato M. deMacedo and others for legislation to reduce lottery littering. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.193  SD.1166 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 193) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to prevent discrimination on certain boards of registration. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.203  HD.701 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 203) of Steven S. Howitt and others relative to the displaying of motor fuel prices based on the method of payment. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.216  SD.1263 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 216) of Brian A. Joyce, Antonio F. D. Cabral, Chris Walsh, Claire D. Cronin and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a municipal bond bank. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.222  HD.270 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 222) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.230  HD.226 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 230) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to allow non-profits and charities to purchase alcohol from retail package stores for use at charitable events. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.235  SD.318 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 235) of Bruce E. Tarr, Lori A. Ehrlich, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to study the feasibility of streamlining business registration. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.238  SD.1471 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 238) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to limited liability corporation filing fees. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.245  HD.1785 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 245) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.265  SD.1362 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 265) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jason M. Lewis, Paul R. Heroux, Stephen Kulik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to student sex education. Education.
H.311  HD.2564 By Mr. Berthiaume of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 311) of Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr., and others relative to the authority of parents to exempt their children from a certain standardized exam known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exam. Education.
H.329  HD.2267 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 329) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to the formula for district reimbursement through the special education circuit breaker. Education.
H.330  HD.2269 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 330) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to establishing an insurance program for municipalities in relation to special education costs. Education.
S.338  SD.1176 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 338) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation relative to DESE contracts. Education.
H.340  HD.1471 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 340) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality. Education.
H.345  HD.3529 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 345) of Diana DiZoglio and others relative to financial literacy programs in schools. Education.
H.351  HD.1609 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 351) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to establish a educational mandate working group. Education.
H.352  HD.1614 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 352) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to impose a moratorium on new mandated education pograms and expenses. Education.
S.364  SD.1803 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 364) of Mark C. Montigny, Thomas M. McGee, Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to reserving beds in nursing homes during certain leaves of absence. Elder Affairs.
H.370  HD.1990 By Representatives Frost of Auburn and Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 370) of Paul K. Frost and others relative to the authority of school districts to be exempt from a certain standardized exam. Education.
S.392  SD.372 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 392) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to campaign contribution cycles. Election Laws.
H.402  HD.2263 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 402) of Bradford R. Hill and others that current employee and retiree health care costs shall be included in the calculation of the foundation budget for school districts. Education.
H.413  HD.2404 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 413) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to establish a working group (including members of the General Court) relative to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Education.
S.439  SD.466 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 439) of Jason M. Lewis, Chris Walsh, Lori A. Ehrlich, Paul R. Heroux and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.451  HD.3311 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 451) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to the implementation or use of Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Education.
H.456  HD.2070 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 456) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to establish a task force (including members of the General Court) to identify and review state laws, regulations and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts. Education.
S.465  SD.1222 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 465) of Bruce E. Tarr, Denise Provost, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to remove and dispose of waste oil. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.466  SD.1224 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 466) of Bruce E. Tarr, Denise Provost, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to require local approval for low level radioactive waste sites. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.467  SD.1227 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 467) of Bruce E. Tarr, Denise Provost, Michael O. Moore, F. Jay Barrows and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to wastewater facilities. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.471  SD.1468 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 471) of Bruce E. Tarr, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to create uniform beach warnings. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.486  HD.79 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 486) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to the calculation of special education reimbursement amounts. Education.
H.487  HD.80 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 487) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to include transportation costs in the special education reimbursement program. Education.
H.492  HD.772 By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 492) of Todd M. Smola and others for legislation to adopt national education standards. Education.
S.502  SD.985 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 502) of Anne M. Gobi, Harriette L. Chandler, Marc R. Pacheco, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage. Financial Services.
S.505  SD.624 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 505) of Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to protect abandoned property owners. Financial Services.
H.505  HD.1165 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 505) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to increase the state reimbursements for special education costs. Education.
S.507  SD.17 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 507) of Brian A. Joyce, Claire D. Cronin, Chris Walsh and Richard J. Ross for legislation to improve safety at automated teller machines. Financial Services.
H.511  HD.1109 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 511) of Timothy R. Whelan, Michael O. Moore and Richard J. Ross relative to the powers and duties of regional school districts. Education.
H.564  HD.2268 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 564) of Bradford R. Hill and others for legislation to require applicants for voter registration to show proof of identification. Election Laws.
H.592  HD.2076 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 592) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to voting overseas. Election Laws.
H.621  HD.2495 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 621) of Bruce J. Ayers and others relative to directing the Department of Fish and Game to study the feasibility of re-purposing the former Moon Island Sewage Treatment Plant for use as a fish and shellfish farm. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.638  SD.1234 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 638) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a healthcare insurance premium payment pool. Health Care Financing.
S.640  SD.1327 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 640) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to small group eligibility. Health Care Financing.
S.641  SD.1624 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 641) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to strengthen the management of the health care connector. Health Care Financing.
S.642  SD.1859 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 642) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to medicare and medicaid benchmarks. Health Care Financing.
S.643  SD.1867 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 643) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to mandated benefits. Health Care Financing.
H.655  HD.2336 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 655) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the use and protection of pollinators. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.684  SD.1251 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 684) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to oversight on eligibility for tuition and fee waivers. Higher Education.
S.704  SD.663 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 704) of Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and David F. DeCoste for legislation relative to 40B use restrictions. Housing.
S.709  SD.442 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 709) of Joan B. Lovely, Bradford R. Hill, Leah Cole, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a commission to study ways to prevent bullying of tenants in public and subsidized multi-family housing. Housing.
H.731  HD.2007 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 731) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to establish an advisory committee on the protection of honeybees in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.734  HD.1773 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 734) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to shellfish reefs and water quality. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.813  HD.3160 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 813) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services. Financial Services.
S.817  SD.1205 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 817) of Ryan C. Fattman, Leonard Mirra, Shaunna L. O'Connell, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to strengthening identity theft law. The Judiciary.
S.818  SD.1290 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 818) of Ryan C. Fattman, Shaunna L. O'Connell, Richard J. Ross and Kevin J. Kuros for legislation relative to the penalty for employers who knowingly falsify employment or citizenship documents. The Judiciary.
S.834  SD.1061 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 834) of Anne M. Gobi, Sal N. DiDomenico, James E. Timilty, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law. The Judiciary.
S.837  SD.186 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 837) of Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to littering fines. The Judiciary.
S.838  SD.187 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 838) of Robert L. Hedlund, James M. Cantwell, Richard J. Ross, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police pursuits. The Judiciary.
S.865  SD.597 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 865) of Joan B. Lovely, Michael O. Moore, Walter F. Timilty, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation to amend the statute of limitations regarding criminal prosecutions for the crimes of sexual assault and rape of a child. The Judiciary.
S.872  SD.725 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 872) of Mark C. Montigny, Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen the Anti-Human Trafficking Law. The Judiciary.
S.878  SD.1735 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Mark C. Montigny, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles. The Judiciary.
S.879  SD.1741 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 879) of Mark C. Montigny, Richard J. Ross and Paul Tucker for legislation to provide a DNA exception for statute of limitations on sex offenses. The Judiciary.
H.901  HD.469 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 901) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage. Financial Services.
S.906  SD.1262 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 906) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote rental housing stability. The Judiciary.
S.913  SD.1288 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 913) of Bruce E. Tarr, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to provide for increased penalties for persons who commit crimes against the elderly. The Judiciary.
S.914  SD.1300 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 914) of Bruce E. Tarr, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Louis L. Kafka and Richard J. Ross for legislation to provide for progressive penalties for the crime of motor vehicular homicide. The Judiciary.
S.915  SD.1309 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 915) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Kathleen O'Connor Ives for legislation to provide transparent sex offender information to the public. The Judiciary.
S.926  SD.1415 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 926) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to record court proceedings. The Judiciary.
S.936  SD.1869 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 936) of Bruce E. Tarr, Louis L. Kafka, Bradford R. Hill, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to habitual drunk drivers. The Judiciary.
H.958  HD.359 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 958) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to establishing a structure for qualifying public depositories and rules for the collaterizing of public deposits. Financial Services.
S.978  SD.180 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 978) of Robert L. Hedlund, James M. Cantwell, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to youth sports referees. Labor and Workforce Development.
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S.1010  SD.1171 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1010) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to recognize the independence of franchise operators. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1013  SD.1838 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1013) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to provide a safe harbor for contractors of services. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1015  SD.1876 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1015) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to a worker documentation certification program. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1016  SD.1895 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1016) of Bruce E. Tarr, Donald H. Wong, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to unemployment insurance reform. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1033  SD.1798 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1033) of Robert L. Hedlund, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission to investigate state licensed addiction treatment centers. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1039  HD.1067 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1039) of Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to create a fiscal incentive program for veterans to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Higher Education.
S.1040  SD.1131 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1040) of John F. Keenan, Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation to create patient choice and education in the dispensing of opiate drugs. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1041  HD.3220 By Representatives Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1041) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses. Higher Education.
S.1054  SD.1455 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1054) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to protect minors from the harmful effects of marihuana. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1063  SD.937 By Mr. deMacedo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1063) of Viriato M. deMacedo, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize municipal use of the prudent investor standards. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1085  SD.1231 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1085) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jason M. Lewis, Paul Tucker, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1091  HD.1598 By Mr. DeCoste of Norwell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1091) of David F. DeCoste and others for legislation to include mobile homes in the definition of affordable housing. Housing.
H.1095  HD.2062 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1095) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to grant preference to veterans in all state-aided housing projects in the Commonwealth. Housing.
H.1103  HD.2209 By Mrs. Gifford of Wareham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1103) of Susan Williams Gifford and others relative to the definition of low and moderate income housing. Housing.
S.1103  SD.974 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1103) of Karen E. Spilka, Timothy R. Madden, Josh S. Cutler, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animals during pet sales. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1109  SD.1734 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1109) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the expenditure of certain municipal and district monies. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1110  SD.1736 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1110) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to increase the amount that can be appropriated from the balance of a capital project fund. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1116  SD.307 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1116) of William N. Brownsberger, Sarah K. Peake, Chris Walsh, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors. Public Health.
S.1145  SD.1301 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1145) of Ryan C. Fattman, Michael O. Moore, John V. Fernandes, Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation relative to LSDs (Lysosomal Storage Disorders) in infants. Public Health.
H.1146  HD.1171 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1146) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to include Section 8 housing vouchers as an affordable housing type. Housing.
S.1153  SD.771 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1153) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Harriette L. Chandler, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to CARE. Public Health.
S.1209  SD.527 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1209) of Marc R. Pacheco and Jeffrey Sánchez for legislation relative to the definition of podiatry. Public Health.
H.1220  HD.347 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1220) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases. The Judiciary.
S.1226  SD.1590 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1226) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and others for legislation relative to tobacco cessation. Public Health.
H.1253  HD.267 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1253) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to the penalty for failure to stop operating a motor vehicle when being pursued by a police officer. The Judiciary.
H.1257  HD.1957 By Mr. D’Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1257) 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.
S.1281  SD.876 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1281) of Joan B. Lovely, Michael O. Moore, Chris Walsh and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to community corrections programs administered by the Office of Community Corrections. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1285  HD.830 By Representative Fernandes of Milford and Senator Brownsberger, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1285) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to the disposition of court records. The Judiciary.
H.1287  HD.1591 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to the procedures for access to email of decedents. The Judiciary.
H.1314  HD.669 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1314) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to child victim confidentiality. The Judiciary.
S.1334  SD.951 By Mr. deMacedo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1334) of Viriato M. deMacedo, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Ryan C. Fattman, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to assessments made by the state board of retirement to certain regional school districts. Public Service.
S.1432  SD.1480 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1432) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to expand insurance choices for state and local employees. Public Service.
S.1440  SD.1237 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1440) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Mark J. Cusack, Timothy R. Whelan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1478  SD.1134 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1478) of Ryan C. Fattman, Shaunna L. O'Connell, Richard J. Ross, Kevin J. Kuros and others for legislation to abolish the death tax. Revenue.
S.1480  SD.1304 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1480) of Ryan C. Fattman, Mathew Muratore, Richard J. Ross and Kevin J. Kuros for legislation to stimulating small business investment. Revenue.
S.1481  SD.1320 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1481) of Ryan C. Fattman, Joseph D. McKenna, Richard J. Ross and Kevin J. Kuros for legislation to reduce the costs for adoption. Revenue.
S.1483  SD.1084 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1483) of Anne M. Gobi, Timothy R. Madden, Ruth B. Balser, Michael S. Day and others for legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit. Revenue.
S.1484  SD.1087 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1484) of Anne M. Gobi, Bruce J. Ayers, Robert L. Hedlund, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
S.1486  SD.188 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1486) of Robert L. Hedlund, James M. Cantwell, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court relative to repealing the sales tax on the sale of boats built or rebuilt in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1487  SD.200 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1487) of Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Viriato M. deMacedo and others for legislation to provide equitable cellular phone taxation. Revenue.
H.1489  HD.162 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1489) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the liability of farmers’ markets. The Judiciary.
H.1492  HD.874 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1492) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias. The Judiciary.
H.1493  HD.2587 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1493) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder. The Judiciary.
S.1519  SD.452 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1519) of Joan B. Lovely, Paul Tucker, Brian M. Ashe, Chris Walsh and others for legislation to impose a penalty for the damaging of historic homes. Revenue.
H.1520  HD.2857 By Mrs. O’Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1520) of Shaunna L. O’Connell and others relative to the evaluation and classification of persons by the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Judiciary.
H.1521  HD.2891 By Mrs. O’Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1521) of Shaunna L. O’Connell and others relative to the procedures for police officers to assist and protect intoxicated persons. The Judiciary.
H.1522  HD.2937 By Mrs. O’Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1522) of Shaunna L. O’Connell and others relative to the awarding of treble damages for lost wages in certain civil actions. The Judiciary.
H.1523  HD.2949 By Representatives O’Connell of Taunton and Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1523) of Shaunna L. O’Connell and others relative to the penalties for sexual abuse of a child under thirteen years of age. The Judiciary.
H.1524  HD.3510 By Mrs. O’Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1524) of Shaunna L. O’Connell and others relative to the penalties for excessive non-emergency 911 calls. The Judiciary.
H.1530  HD.1765 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Brownsberger, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1530) of Sarah K. Peake, William N. Brownsberger and others relative to the penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation. The Judiciary.
S.1556  SD.192 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1556) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Paul McMurtry, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the Preservation of Historic Buildings Trust Fund. Revenue.
S.1557  SD.206 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1557) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Josh S. Cutler, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to grant property tax relief to seniors. Revenue.
S.1560  SD.287 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1560) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry and Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote business growth. Revenue.
S.1583  SD.1506 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1583) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to provide for a tax exemption on the sale of recycled materials. Revenue.
S.1586  SD.1561 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1586) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to exempt certain medical supplies from the state sales tax. Revenue.
S.1588  SD.1570 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1588) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to increase restaurant competitiveness. Revenue.
S.1595  SD.1638 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1595) of Bruce E. Tarr, James M. Cantwell, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to support commercial fishing. Revenue.
S.1597  SD.1647 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1597) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to remove impediments to corporate growth. Revenue.
S.1598  SD.1651 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1598) of Bruce E. Tarr, Leonard Mirra, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to create an angel investment tax credit. Revenue.
S.1599  SD.1656 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1599) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to create an incentive for job creation. Revenue.
S.1604  SD.1898 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1604) of Bruce E. Tarr, Steven S. Howitt, Donald H. Wong, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to family and education savings plan. Revenue.
S.1643  SD.1297 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1643) of Ryan C. Fattman, Mathew Muratore, Shaunna L. O'Connell and Richard J. Ross relative to the organization of limited liability companies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1651  SD.1009 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1651) of Anne M. Gobi, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to local impacts of enacted legislation. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1656  HD.1450 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1656) of Chris Walsh and others relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department. The Judiciary.
S.1661  SD.1519 By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1661) of Donald F. Humason, Jr., Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to require periodic regulatory review at the Department of Revenue. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1662  SD.1549 By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1662) of Donald F. Humason, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to increasing information sharing among state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1667  HD.221 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1667) of Timothy R. Whelan and others relative to property rights and medical marijuana. The Judiciary.
H.1671  HD.1874 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1671) of Timothy R. Whelan and others for legislation to increase the penalties for the distributing and trafficking of oxycodone and derivatives of oxycodone. The Judiciary.
S.1671  SD.1267 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1671) of Brian A. Joyce, Carolyn C. Dykema, Claire D. Cronin, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to create a commission to examine best borrowing practices. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1673  HD.2011 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1673) of Timothy R. Whelan and others relative to the penalties for motor vehicle operators refusing to stop for a police officer. The Judiciary.
S.1715  SD.193 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1715) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Dennis A. Rosa, Paul McMurtry and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote American manufacturing. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1716  SD.215 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1716) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry and Richard J. Ross for legislation to provide for efficient use of leased or rented property and prevent waste in use of leased or rented facilities. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1724  SD.1433 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1724) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and surplus personal property. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1728  SD.1673 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1728) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to the accountability of the governor's council. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1731  HD.1510 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1731) of Kevin J. Kuros and others relative to wages paid to persons under eighteen years of age. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1734  SD.1689 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1734) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the confidentiality of employee settlements. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1735  SD.1691 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1735) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to establish the Commonwealth Competition Council. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1736  SD.1694 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1736) of Bruce E. Tarr, Leonard Mirra, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote private sector job growth and reduce state spending. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1737  SD.1696 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1737) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to reform the regulatory process. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1738  SD.1701 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1738) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote contract efficiency. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1740  SD.1806 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1740) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, James B. Eldridge, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to the commonwealth of Massachusetts hosting an Olympic Games. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1742  SD.1893 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1742) of Bruce E. Tarr, Donald H. Wong, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to create accountability for legislative reports. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1757  HD.898 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1757) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to nondiscrimination training in the workplace. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1774  Senate, April 24, 2013 -- Text of amendment number (56) (offered by Senator Tarr et al) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 1766) to the House Bill the House Bill relative to internal special audit unit transparency(House, No. 3415)
S.1794  SD.1755 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1794) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the green communities act. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1801  SD.190 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1801) of Robert L. Hedlund, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Timothy R. Madden, James M. Cantwell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the treatment of elephants. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
S.1804  SD.1707 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1804) of Bruce E. Tarr, Carolyn C. Dykema, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to tourism collaboration. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.1824  HD.2315 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1824) of Timothy R. Whelan and others relative to allowing physicians to retain a person administered naloxone when deemed medically necessary. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1830  HD.1167 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1830) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to municipal use of insurance proceeds. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1832  HD.2171 By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1832) of Paul J. Donato and others relative to contracts for town assessors, treasurers and collectors. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1832  SD.1102 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1832) of Anne M. Gobi, Carolyn C. Dykema, Richard J. Ross, Bradford R. Hill and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to motor vehicle safety checkpoints. Transportation.
S.1835  SD.185 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1835) of Robert L. Hedlund, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr., David F. DeCoste and others for legislation to regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Transportation.
S.1836  SD.651 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1836) of Robert L. Hedlund, James M. Cantwell, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide Gold Star license plates to families of fallen veterans not killed in combat. Transportation.
S.1838  SD.1595 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1838) of Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Viriato M. deMacedo, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to license requirements. Transportation.
S.1855  SD.638 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1855) of Thomas M. McGee, Louis L. Kafka, David T. Vieira, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund. Transportation.
H.1878  HD.1105 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1878) of Timothy R. Whelan and others relative to regional stabilization funds. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1882  HD.3074 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1882) of Bruce J. Ayers and others that the Department of Public Health be directed to study the feasibility of absorbing oversight of “memory care” assisted living facilities and units in the Commonwealth. Public Health.
S.1884  SD.1456 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1884) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to distinctive registration plates. Transportation.
S.1887  SD.1642 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1887) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to toll workers. Transportation.
S.1892  SD.1724 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1892) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to commercial fees. Transportation.
S.1938  Text of amendment (176) (offered by Senator Eldridge) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 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.1944  Text of amendment (124) (offered by Senator Montigny et al) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 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.1945  Text of amendment (937) (offered by Senator deMacedo) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 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.1946  Text of the amendment (199) (offered by Messrs. Tarr, McGee, Hedlund, Ross, Humason, deMacedo and Fattman, Mrs. L'Italien, Mr. Montigny, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. Donnelly, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Moore, Ms. Donoghue, Mr. Brownsberger, Ms. Forry, Messrs. Barrett, Keenan and Pacheco) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 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.2198  Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler, Messrs. Tarr, Rosenberg, Brady, Barrett, and Brownsberger, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Creem, Messrs. deMacedo, DiDomenico and Donnelly, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Downing, Eldridge and Fattman, Ms. Flanagan, Forry and Gobi, Mr. Humason, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Joyce, Keenan and Lesser, Ms. L'Italien and Lovely, Messrs. McGee, Montigny and Moore, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Rodrigues and Ross, Ms. Spilka, Messrs. Timilty, Welch and Wolf) “congratulating Senator Marc R. Pacheco on being conferred the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Star for services to the Republic of Austria.”
S.2332  Text of amendment (62) (offered by Senator Tarr) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 2311) promoting housing and sustainable development.
S.2333  Text of amendment (1) (offered by Senator Tarr) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 2311) promoting housing and sustainable development.
H.2337  HD.2984 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2337) of Steven S. Howitt and others relative to pension benefits for widows. Public Service.
H.2357  HD.1508 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2357) of Kevin J. Kuros, Richard J. Ross and Joseph D. McKenna for legislation to require state employees to utilize vacation and personal days prior to requesting paid time off to volunteer under the Commonwealth Corps program. Public Service.
S.2373  SD.2574 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2373) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark C. Montigny for legislation to stop human trafficking and enhance the lives of survivors. The Judiciary.
H.2441  HD.948 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2441) of Bruce J. Ayers and others relative to providing an income tax credit for families caring for relatives at home who are elderly or totally disabled with Alzheimer’s disease. Revenue.
H.2456  HD.2287 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2456) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to property tax exemptions for persons over seventy years of age. Revenue.
H.2459  HD.361 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2459) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to property tax exemptions for veterans. Revenue.
H.2460  HD.2559 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2460) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to property tax abatements for veterans. Revenue.
H.2488  HD.2293 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2488) of Shawn Dooley and others relative to information included with municipal tax bills. Revenue.
H.2489  HD.2349 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2489) of Shawn Dooley and others relative to the estate tax code. Revenue.
H.2490  HD.1607 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2490) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to direct the Commissioner of the Department of Revenue to annually designate a sales tax holiday. Revenue.
H.2492  HD.2220 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2492) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the sale or conversion of certain tax-exempt property. Revenue.
H.2493  HD.2326 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2493) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to taxation abatements. Revenue.
H.2495  HD.1911 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2495) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to the tax on gross gaming revenues, the waiting period for certain former public officials to be employed by gaming licensees and the prohibiting of financial assistance from state funds for gaming licensees. Revenue.
H.2501  HD.887 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2501) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to benefits received by cities and towns prior to foreclosure of the rights of redemption under a tax title or taking. Revenue.
H.2524  HD.557 By Mr. Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2524) of Carmine L. Gentile and others for legislation to allow municipalities to exempt up to fifty percent of real estate taxes for seniors whose annual property taxes exceed ten percent of their annual income. Revenue.
H.2542  HD.1006 By Representative Howitt of Seekonk and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2542) of Steven S. Howitt, Michael J. Rodrigues and others relative to Title V income tax credit reform of financial aid for homeowners who have incurred costs for the repair or replacement of failed septic systems. Revenue.
H.2543  HD.2513 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2543) of Steven S. Howitt and others relative to industrial zoned small business property tax exemptions. Revenue.
H.2544  HD.2514 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2544) of Steven S. Howitt and others for legislation to establish a senior citizen volunteer property tax reduction. Revenue.
H.2594  HD.2909 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2594) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to the collection of personal property taxes. Revenue.
H.2613  HD.407 By Messrs. McMurtry of Dedham and Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2613) of Paul McMurtry, Aaron Vega and others relative to exempting certain school supply expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers from the income tax. Revenue.
H.2614  HD.550 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2614) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation exempt sales of living trees used in commercial and residential landscapes from the sales tax. Revenue.
H.2641  HD.2929 By Mrs. O’Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2641) of Shaunna L. O’Connell and others for legislation to require a one-year waiting period after passage of an act creating new taxes for said taxes to become effective. Revenue.
H.2661  HD.1273 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2661) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and Richard J. Ross relative to the interest paid to taxpayers on tax abatements. Revenue.
H.2695  HD.1384 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2695) of Chris Walsh and others relative to the calculation of motor vehicle excise taxes. Revenue.
H.2696  HD.1401 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2696) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to provide tax deductions for contributions to certain college savings plans. Revenue.
H.2698  HD.1862 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2698) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to assess certain taxes for financing regional transportation needs and investments. Revenue.
H.2709  HD.424 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2709) of Brian M. Ashe and others for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor designating the last day of February as rare disease day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2727  HD.233 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2727) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to filing fees for limited liability companies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2733  HD.3122 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2733) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the feasibility of improving state agency information sharing capabilities to facilitate new business registration. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2744  HD.666 By Representative Garlick of Needham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2744) of Denise C. Garlick, Michael F. Rush and Richard J. Ross for legislation to authorize the Department of Transportation to acquire certain parcels of land in the town of Needham to be used for a highway buffer zone. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2778  HD.1585 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2778) of Kevin J. Kuros and others for legislation to establish a sunset commission to periodically review government agencies and authorities. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2782  HD.63 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2782) of Timothy R. Madden and others for legislation to designate the month of October as Farm to School Month in the Commonwealth and to strategize opportunities to spread farm-to-school programs statewide. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2799  HD.2932 By Mrs. O’Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2799) of Shaunna L. O’Connell and others for legislation to require the biennial review of rules and regulations with an economic impact on small businesses. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2800  HD.2935 By Mrs. O’Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2800) of Shaunna L. O’Connell and others for legislation to delay the implementation of new regulations for a year subsequent to publication. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2802  HD.3551 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2802) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to establish a commission to research and assess opportunities to increase accessibility to the Code of Massachusetts Regulations. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2816  HD.56 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2816) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to amend the open meeting law by defining a “public internet discussion” and setting requirements for members of a public body to discuss matters before it in a “public internet discussion”. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2862  HD.965 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2862) of Josh S. Cutler and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to vegetation removal by public utility companies. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2863  HD.1233 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2863) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to public utility company vegetation management. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2868  HD.3553 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2868) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to utility meters and the rights of utility ratepayers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2922  HD.1994 By Mr. Frost of Auburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2922) of Paul K. Frost and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the feasibility of hosting the Olympic Games in the Commonwealth. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2925  HD.3463 By Messrs. Moran of Boston and Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2925) of Byron Rushing and others for the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the Summer Olympic Games. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2926  HD.3444 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2926) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to enhancing tourism at the State House. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2973  HD.1965 By Mr. D’Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2973) of Angelo L. D’Emilia and others for legislation to clarify the definition, testing regulations and enforcement of motorcycle sound emissions. Transportation.
H.2981  HD.2068 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2981) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to motor vehicle safety checkpoints. Transportation.
H.3055  HD.3498 By Representative O’Connell of Taunton and Senator Hedlund, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3055) of Shaunna L. O’Connell, Robert L. Hedlund and others relative to motor vehicle license requirements. Transportation.
H.3056  HD.1331 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3056) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to the penalties for right-of-way violations at intersections. Transportation.
H.3057  HD.2069 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3057) of Jerald A. Parisella and others for legislation to exempt certain veterans from fares for the use of facilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities. Transportation.
H.3060  HD.1761 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3060) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds. Transportation.
H.3081  HD.1772 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3081) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to motorcycle safety with malfunctioning traffic signals not detecting motorcycles. Transportation.
H.3126  HD.3364 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3126) of James Arciero and others for legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3137  HD.2210 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3137) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to tuition and fee waivers for reserve members of the armed forces. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3140  HD.2250 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3140) of Bradford R. Hill and others for legislation to allow veterans living in housing authorities to deduct the cost of traveling for medical purposes from the income total assessed by said authority. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3160  HD.2077 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3160) of Jerald A. Parisella and others that the word “veteran” be added to ballots of candidates who have honorably served in the armed forces. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3196  HD.3660 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3196) of Shawn Dooley and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Norfolk be authorized to continue the employment fire chief Coleman Bushnell, notwithstanding certain provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3197  HD.3659 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3197) of Shawn Dooley and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Norfolk be authorized to continue the employment police chief Charles H. Stone, Jr., notwithstanding certain provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3253  HD.2301 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3253) of Kevin J. Kuros and others relative to the liability of historical preservation organization employees. The Judiciary.
H.3258  HD.1682 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3258) of Aaron Vega and others for legislation to provide for an assessment against certain persons convicted of misdemeanors to be used to establish a police career incentive trust fund. The Judiciary.
H.3313  HD.3124 By Representative O’Connell of Taunton and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3313) of Shaunna L. O’Connell, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to motorcycle parking. Transportation.
H.3391  HD.1684 By Representatives Donahue of Worcester and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3391) of Daniel M. Donahue, Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to unfunded mandates on public schools. Education.
H.3419  HD.2884 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3419) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to authorize a farmers market healthy alternative incentive program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3462  HD.1457 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3462) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to the direct deposit of municipal employees compensation. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.3495  HD.3474 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3495) of Brian M. Ashe and others relative to the recovery of legal fees incurred by municipalities on property in foreclosure. Revenue.
H.3510  HD.2677 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3510) of Paul McMurtry, Richard J. Ross and Timothy R. Whelan for legislation to exempt certain taxpayers over eighty years of age from being audited. Revenue.
H.3514  HD.2659 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3514) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to the value of classic or antique vehicles in calculating the sales tax. Revenue.
H.3528  HD.1486 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3528) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to the process for increasing seasonal utility rates. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3574  HD.3896 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3574) of Shawn Dooley and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Plainville be authorized to employee firefighters notwithstanding the provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3645  HD.3970 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3645) of David Paul Linsky, Richard J. Ross and Karen E. Spilka (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to lease certain town-owned property. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3646  HD.3971 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3646) of David Paul Linsky, Richard J. Ross and Karen E. Spilka (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to lease certain town-owned property. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3661  HD.4009 By Mr. Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3661) of Carmine L. Gentile, Richard J. Ross and Alice Hanlon Peisch (by vote of the town) that the town of Wayland be authorized to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3746  HD.3914 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study concerning pancreatic cancer. Public Health.
H.3853  HD.4271 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3853) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) relative to the form of representative town government in the town of North Attleborough. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3883  HD.4336 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3883) of Alice Hanlon Peisch, Cynthia S. Creem and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) relative to a selectman-town manager form of government in the town of Wellesley. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3886  HD.4332 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3886) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to assess fines for failure to relocate or remove utility poles and wires. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3914  HD.4331 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to issuing licenses to carry firearms to persons named on the consolidated terrorist watchlist maintained by the Terrorist Screening Center. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3940  HD.4402 By Mr. Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3940) of Carmine L. Gentile, Richard J. Ross and Alice Hanlon Peisch (by vote of the town) that the town of Wayland be authorized to increase the annual spending limit for its recreational programs revolving fund. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4250  HD.4567 By Ms. Campanale of Leicester, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kate D. Campanale and others for legislation to establish tax credits and personal income tax deductions for student loan assistance. Revenue.
H.4354  HD.4623 By Mr. Day of Stoneham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael S. Day and others for legislation to reduce sexual exploitation of victims of human trafficking. The Judiciary.
H.4446  HD.4858 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4446) of David Paul Linsky and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) relative to the procedures for municipal acceptance of subdivision roads in the town of Natick. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4466  HD.4859 By Representative Frost of Auburn and Senator Moore, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul K. Frost, Michael O. Moore and others relative to fines and punishment for committing assault or assault and battery on law enforcement officers while in the performance of their duties. The Judiciary.
H.4749  HD.5191 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4749) of Alice Hanlon Peisch, Carmine L. Gentile and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Wayland be authorized to exempt all police personnel from the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4768  HD.5202 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jeffrey N. Roy, Richard J. Ross and Karen E. Spilka for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Kirsten Parisi, an employee of the Commission for the Blind. Public Service.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.