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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Robert M. Koczera Served 1993 - 2018 Democrat - 11th Bristol

Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
H.113  HD.2818 By Mr. O’Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 113) of James J. O’Day and others relative to administering the medical assistance programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.122  SD.317 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 122) of Daniel A. Wolf, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.211  SD.1043 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 211) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Robert M. Koczera, Kenneth I. Gordon, Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation relative to the workforce competitiveness trust fund. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.221  SD.533 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 221) of Joan B. Lovely, Theodore C. Speliotis, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the Home Works Program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.275  SD.1343 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 275) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Robert M. Koczera, Barbara L'Italien, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to high school financial literacy education. Education.
H.302  HD.1377 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 302) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to authorize the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to establish a local economic development assistance program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.318  SD.332 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 318) of Thomas M. McGee, Brian M. Ashe, Jose F. Tosado, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to physical education in public schools. Education.
H.335  HD.3518 By Representative Cantwell of Marshfield and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 335) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to school safety and student success through school-based law enforcement. 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.
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.
S.408  SD.923 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 408) of Anne M. Gobi, Robert M. Koczera, Carolyn C. Dykema and Chris Walsh for legislation to establish the Massachusetts paint stewardship program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.443  HD.677 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 443) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to support schools and communities in increasing opportunities for physical activity. Education.
S.451  SD.194 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 451) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.452  SD.226 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 452) of Marc R. Pacheco, Robert M. Koczera, Anne M. Gobi, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to information technology producer responsibility. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
H.498  HD.2211 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 498) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to provide the highest quality education through access of innovative and research-based language education instructional programs. Education.
H.519  HD.968 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 519) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to the calculation of income for spouses of nursing home residents. Elder Affairs.
H.534  HD.1220 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 534) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others that the Division of Medical Assistance be directed to provide coverage for residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older. Elder Affairs.
H.670  HD.1583 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 670) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to establishing a designated port area fund for the improvement of existing commercial and marine industrial infrastructures. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.707  HD.1407 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 707) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.732  HD.2548 By Representative Orrall of Lakeville and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 732) of Keiko M. Orrall, Michael J. Rodrigues and others for legislation to establish the Assawompset Pond Complex flood management district commission. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.752  HD.496 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 752) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.756  HD.2752 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 756) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require producer responsibility for the collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.809  HD.3282 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 809) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to provide for paid family leave within a new temporary disability insurance program. Financial Services.
H.810  HD.1188 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 810) of James M. Cantwell and others that the Commissioner of the Division of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates. Financial Services.
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.
H.814  HD.3414 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 814) of James M. Cantwell and others for legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program. Financial Services.
S.863  SD.594 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 863) of Joan B. Lovely, Michael O. Moore, Robert M. Koczera, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to amend the mandated reporter law. The Judiciary.
S.875  SD.810 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 875) of Mark C. Montigny, Robert M. Koczera and Denise Provost for legislation relative to public charity executive and board directors compensation. The Judiciary.
H.879  HD.500 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 879) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to health insurance coverage for mastectomies. Financial Services.
H.888  HD.2615 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 888) of Mary S. Keefe and others that banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures. Financial Services.
H.926  HD.1753 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 926) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to homeowners insurance rate filings that include charges for expected hurricane losses or catastrophes. Financial Services.
H.970  HD.2155 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 970) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to public health, substance abuse, treatment and opioids and accessible substance abuse treatment for all. Health Care Financing.
S.997  SD.308 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 997) of Marc R. Pacheco, Robert M. Koczera and Jason M. Lewis for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Service Alliance. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.998  SD.309 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 998) of Marc R. Pacheco, Robert M. Koczera, William M. Straus and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation relative to consumers and workers. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1022  HD.582 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1022) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth Program. Health Care Financing.
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.
S.1042  SD.1739 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of John F. Keenan, James M. Cantwell, Daniel A. Wolf, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to responsible stewardship by drug manufacturers. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1045  SD.1381 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1045) of Eric P. Lesser, Jennifer L. Flanagan, John F. Keenan, Joan B. Lovely and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent prescription drug abuse by closing the pharmacy shopping loophole. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1064  HD.840 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator L’Italien, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1064) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
S.1155  SD.1100 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1155) of Anne M. Gobi, Gailanne M. Cariddi, Benjamin B. Downing, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate central service technicians. Public Health.
S.1181  SD.560 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1181) of Joan B. Lovely, James J. Dwyer, Dennis A. Rosa, Colleen M. Garry and other members of the General Court relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants. Public Health.
S.1191  SD.841 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1191) of Mark C. Montigny, Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., John C. Velis and other members of the General Court for legislation to require automated external defibrillators in schools. Public Health.
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.1468  SD.1202 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1468) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., Paul W. Mark, Aaron Vega and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to building real incentives for college savings. Revenue.
S.1470  SD.1402 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1470) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Harriette L. Chandler, Robert M. Koczera, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. Revenue.
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.1503  SD.1652 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1503) of John F. Keenan, Garrett J. Bradley, Robert M. Koczera, Angelo L. D'Emilia and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to deeds excise receipts. Revenue.
H.1748  HD.1833 By Representatives Michlewitz of Boston and Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1748) of Aaron Michlewitz, Kate Hogan and others for legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1849  HD.868 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1849) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1852  HD.1437 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1852) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to streamlining municipal finance. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1935  HD.3241 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1935) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances. Public Health.
H.1958  HD.678 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1958) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to registered nurses or hospital care attendants. Public Health.
H.1969  HD.2440 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1969) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., and others relative to the dispensing of controlled substances by emergency room physicians. Public Health.
H.1973  HD.45 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1973) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.1986  HD.508 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1986) of Louis L. Kafka and others that the Commissioner of the Department of Public Health be directed to establish regulations for the return to pharmacies of certain unused medication by health care facilities. Public Health.
H.1998  HD.2941 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1998) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives. Public Health.
S.2172  SD.2444 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2172) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark C. Montigny, Antonio F. D. Cabral, Robert M. Koczera, William M. Straus and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect locked out employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2473  HD.613 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2473) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to provide certain tax credits for investments in gateway municipalities. Revenue.
H.2479  HD.1533 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2479) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the earned income credit for working families. Revenue.
S.2500  SD.2703 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2500) of Mark C. Montigny, Paul A. Schmid, III, Robert M. Koczera and Antonio F.D. Cabral (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to establish an arts, culture and tourism promotion fund in the city of New Bedford. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2503  HD.2060 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2503) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. Revenue.
H.2505  HD.1883 By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2505) of Carole A. Fiola and others for the establishment of an economic development tax credit incentive program for the substantial rehabilitation of mill properties. Revenue.
H.2525  HD.2455 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2525) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., and others relative to providing tax incentives for small scale commercial development in gateway municipalities. Revenue.
H.2547  HD.2330 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2547) of Randy Hunt and others for legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns. 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.2718  HD.3335 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2718) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Paul A. Schmid III and Robert M. Koczera for legislation to designate the clean energy technology center in the city of New Bedford as the New Bedford marine commerce terminal. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2768  HD.2756 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2768) of Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation to designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day. 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.2881  HD.3217 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2881) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for legislation to encourage the development of clean energy security, energy diversity and economic growth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3216  HD.2880 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3216) of Denise Provost and others relative to direct mailings. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3219  HD.1843 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3219) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to establish a designated port area community fund. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.3242  HD.369 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3242) of Ellen Story, Todd M. Smola and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.3296  HD.1584 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3296) of Paul A. Schmid III and others relative to the valuation of agricultural land. Revenue.
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.3505  HD.2435 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3505) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., and others for legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to funding the construction of public safety buildings through the sales tax. Revenue.
H.3698  HD.3965 By Ms. Cole of Peabody, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Leah Cole and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the feasibility of a taxi driver license database. Transportation.
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.3755  HD.4081 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John V. Fernandes, Maura Healey (Attorney General) and others relative to the trafficking of fentanyl. The Judiciary.
H.3898  HD.4211 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James M. Cantwell and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study behavioral health promotion and upstream prevention. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.3901  HD.3848 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to the earned income tax credit. Revenue.
H.3943  HD.4228 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas J. Calter and others for legislation to reward whistleblowers who contribute to the prosecution of individuals and businesses operating in the "underground economy". Labor and Workforce Development.
H.4062  HD.4554 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.4070  HD.4534 By Representative Cabral of New Bedford and Senator Montigny, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to benefits of individuals who have been locked out of their place of employment by their employers. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.4132  HD.4638 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4132) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of New Bedford be authorized to issue 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.4160  HD.4556 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul W. Mark and others for the adoption of resolutions by the General Court relative to debt-free higher education at public colleges and universities. Higher Education.
H.4356  HD.4767 By Messrs. Whelan of Brewster and Tucker of Salem, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Timothy R. Whelan, Brian M. Ashe and others relative to the classification of certain controlled substances. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.4420  HD.4830 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Tackey Chan and others that the Division of Medical Assistance be authorized to include dentures, restorative, endodontic and periodontal treatment within its covered services for certain persons ages 65 and older. Elder Affairs.
H.4734  HD.5143 By Representative Cabral of New Bedford and Senator Montigny, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Mark C. Montigny and others relative to benefit payments by the New Bedford Police Association. Public Service.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.