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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Representative Steven S. Howitt Republican - 4th Bristol

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  Steven.Howitt@mahouse.gov

State House

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Boston, MA, 02133
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Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
  HD.4343 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell, Russell E. Holmes and others for legislation to further regulate the use of electronic benefit transfer cards and establish penalties for certain prohibited transactions. The Judiciary.
H.102  HD.273 By Representatives Bradley of Hingham and Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 102) of Garrett J. Bradley, Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others for legislation to ensure that independent repair facilities in the Commonwealth have access to information related to the proper and complete diagnosis, service and repair of motor vehicles. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.223  HD.470 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 223) of Stephen L. DiNatale, William N. Brownsberger and Steven S. Howitt relative to reviewing the economic impact of proposed rules and regulations governing greenhouse gas emissions. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.335  SD.309 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 335) of Stephen M. Brewer, Steven Howitt, Daniel A. Wolf, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the care and wellbeing of livestock. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.434  HD.311 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 434) of Bradford Hill and others relative to the punishment of habitual offenders convicted in the courts of the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
S.461  SD.754 An Act banning the use of certain socio-economic factors for insurance underwriting and rating of motor vehicle liability insurance.
H.483  HD.657 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 483) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others that county commissioners and the sheriffs for the various counties institute a schedule of fees and assess fees to inmates in their custody. The Judiciary.
S.665  SD.107 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of Gale D. Candaras, Steven M. Walsh, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform and improve alimony [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
H.765  HD.474 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 765) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to sustain community preservation. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.967  HD.648 By Representatives Peisch of Wellesley and Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by resolutions, House, No. 967) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for the adoption of Resolutions by the House of Representatives in support of the national observation of two minutes of silence on Veterans Day of each year to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Services. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.1014  HD.1324 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1014) of Timothy R. Madden and others for legislation to prohibit negative option sales and disclosure of financial and personal information without the express agreement of consumers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.1112  HD.1695 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1112) of Shaunna O'Connell and others that candidates for public office be authorized to appoint poll watchers to observe the sealing of ballots. Election Laws.
H.1141  HD.1955 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1141) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to protecting farm viability. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1150  HD.1719 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1150) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the the use of dogs to hunt waterfowl during the open season on migratory waterfowl. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.1390  SD.183 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1390) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1458  SD.1694 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1458) of Robert L. Hedlund, Marc T. Lombardo, Anne M. Gobi, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund. Revenue.
S.1485  SD.230 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1485) of Michael O. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, Cory Atkins, Steven S. Howitt and others for legislation to equalize the Department of Revenue interest rates. Revenue.
S.1505  SD.1790 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1505) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Patricia A. Haddad, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas P. Kennedy and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage a better business climate and job creation in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
H.1566  HD.1711 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1566) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the lawful ownership, use, possession, transfer, purchase, receipt or transportation of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1567  HD.1716 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1567) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the right to carry firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1568  HD.1721 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1568) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibit subdivisions of the Commonwealth from further restricting the use or possession of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1681  HD.1844 By Mr. Dempsey of Haverhill, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1681) of Brian S. Dempsey and others for legislation to provide for an income tax deduction for contributions made to college savings plans. Revenue.
S.1725  SD.294 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1725) of Stephen M. Brewer, Michael J. Rodrigues, Stephen Kulik, Benjamin B. Downing and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to permist for overweight vehicles. Transportation.
S.1726  SD.672 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1726) of Stephen M. Brewer, David M. Torrisi, George N. Peterson, Jr., Marc T. Lombardo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to standards for protective headgear for operators or passengers on motorcycles. Transportation.
S.1728  SD.1771 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1728) of Stephen M. Brewer, Steven S. Howitt, Christine E. Canavan, Elizabeth A. Poirier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to motorcycle safety with malfunctioning traffic signals not detecting motorcycles. Transportation.
S.1748  SD.1687 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1748) of Robert L. Hedlund, Marc T. Lombardo, Anne M. Gobi, Joyce A. Spiliotis and other members of the General Court for legislation to clarify the definition, testing regulations and enforcement of motorcyle sound emissions. Transportation.
S.1761  SD.1545 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1761) of Thomas M. McGee, Marc T. Lombardo, Christine E. Canavan, Geoff Diehl and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote and and advance motorcycle safety. Transportation.
S.1841  SD.82 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1841) of Wolf, Welch, Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
S.1870  SD.677 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1870) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Stephen L. DiNatale, Steven S. Howitt and others for legislation to enhance the Global Warming Solutions Act. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1995  HD.2523 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1995) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to the distribution of raw milk. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.2012  SD.2074 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. The Judiciary.
S.2053  SD.2113 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Michael J. Rodrigues, David B. Sullivan, Steven Howitt, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to certain projects referred to the Massachusetts historical commission for consultation. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
S.2061  SD.2109 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Richard T. Moore, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr, George N. Peterson, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance community safety. The Judiciary.
H.2078  HD.2275 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2078) of Daniel B. Winslow and others relative to the approval of affordable health insurance contacts by the Commissioner of Insurance. Financial Services.
H.2087  HD.2965 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2087) of Randy Hunt and others relative to the duty for certain adults to obtain and maintain creditable health care coverage. Health Care Financing.
H.2103  HD.2437 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2103) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to tuition waivers for veterans. Higher Education.
H.2192  HD.2193 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2192) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others that persons charged with the commission of felonies be rquired to submit DNA samples. The Judiciary.
H.2219  HD.2364 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2219) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the dealth penalty in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
H.2247  HD.2114 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2247) of Shaunna O'Connell and others relative to electronic benefit transfer cards. The Judiciary.
H.2283  HD.2286 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2283) of Daniel B. Winslow and Steven S. Howitt relative to civil actions for violations of certain consumer protection laws. The Judiciary.
H.2299  HD.2271 By Messrs. Jones of North Reading and deMacedo, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2299) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others that employees injured due to willful misconduct be prohibited from receiving any portion of compensation benefits. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2300  HD.2343 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2300) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to unemployment insurance reform. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2302  HD.2483 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2302) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the establishment of a minimum training wage. Labor and Workforce Development
H.2313  HD.2273 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2313) of Daniel B. Winslow and others for legislation to establish a minimum wage for certain seasonal employees under twenty years of age. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2325  HD.2413 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2325) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to municipal relief. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.2351  HD.2935 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2351) of Randy Hunt and others relative to the minimum number of employees required for payment of the health care contribution by small businesses. Public Health.
S.2352  SD.2272 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2352) of James E. Timilty and Steven S. Howitt (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Seekonk to convert seasonal licenses to annual licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2353  SD.2273 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2353) of James E. Timilty and Steven S. Howitt (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Seekonk to grant additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local approval received.]
H.2457  HD.2087 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2457) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to health insurance reform for municipal employees. Public Service.
H.2458  HD.2092 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2458) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to local approval of municipal health insurance reform. Public Service.
H.2459  HD.2100 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2459) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to municipal health insurance plans. Public Service.
H.2520  HD.2944 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2520) of Randy Hunt and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the feasibility of simplifying the personal income tax laws. Revenue.
H.2526  HD.2218 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2526) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to include home heating costs in the calculation of tax credits for senior citizens. Revenue.
H.2527  HD.2276 By Messrs. Jones of North Reading and deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2527) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others for legislation to provide tax incentives for the creation of certain high wage jobs. Revenue.
H.2528  HD.2281 By Messrs. Jones of North Reading and deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2528) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to tax credits for certain veterans. Revenue.
H.2530  HD.2318 By Messrs. Jones of North Reading and deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2530) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to stimulating the economy through job creation. Revenue.
H.2531  HD.2323 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2531) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to Chapter 70 appropriations. Revenue.
H.2532  HD.2335 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2532) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to sales and excise tax exemptions for disabled veterans. Revenue.
H.2534  HD.2378 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2534) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to reducing the income tax rate. Revenue.
H.2535  HD.2426 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2535) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to establish a sales tax holiday for the year 2011. Revenue.
H.2570  HD.2268 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2570) of Daniel B. Winslow and others for legislation to provide an income tax credit for certain sales tax payments. Revenue.
H.2585  HD.2089 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2585) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to repeal the law restricting the privatization of certain governmental functions. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2600  HD.2274 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2600) of Daniel B. Winslow and others for legislation to promote privatization and repeal prevailing wage restrictions in certain public services. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2602  HD.2314 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2602) of Daniel B. Winslow and others relative to job creation by increasing disposable income in the state economy. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2645  HD.2154 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2645) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the sale or lease of turnpike service plazas. Transportation.
H.2686  HD.3487 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2686) of Daniel B. Winslow and others for legislation to require recipients of state benefits to complete an expenditure verification questionnaire. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.2960  HD.2467 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2960) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to transfer the payment of personnel and operating expenses of the Department of Highways from the capital budget to the operating budget of said department. Public Service.
H.2996  HD.3023 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2996) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the reduction of certain sales and use taxes. Revenue.
H.3122  HD.2448 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3122) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the approval of sewer disposal systems which have been installed for less than three years. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3203  HD.2449 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3203) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to establish a sales tax holiday for certain "Energy Star" products, so-called. Revenue.
H.3221  HD.3526 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to increase the membership of the board of agriculture within the Department of Agricultural Resources. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3351  HD.1184 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3351) of Stephen Kulik, Bruce E. Tarr and Steven S. Howitt relative to meat and poultry production, processing and inspection. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3426  HD.2104 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3426) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to require a two-thirds vote of the Senate and the House of Representatives prior to making appropriations from the Stabilization Fund. Ways and Means (Joint).
H.3431  HD.3578 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough and Senator Timilty, joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3431) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others that the town of Norton be authorized to grant certain easements and restrictions over certain town-owned land. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3554  HD.2321 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3554) of Bruce Tarr and others relative to the taxation of persons primarily engaged in agriculture, farming or commercial fishing. Revenue.
H.3636  HD.3888 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to establish a penalty for parents, legal guardians or caretakers failing to report the death of a minor child. The Judiciary.
H.3709  HD.3983 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3709) of Robert M. Koczera and others relative to the designation of veterans status on licenses and identification cards issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles . Transportation.
H.3718  HD.3933 an Order (filed by Mr. Jones of North Reading and other members of the House) amending House Rules 16, 16A, 17 and 18A concerning ethics.
H.3739  HD.3953 By Representatives Ross of Attleboro and Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George Ross and others for legislation to categorize bath salts, so-called, as a class C substance. The Judiciary.
H.3766  HD.3958 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the crime of failing to notify law enforcement officials of a missing or deceased child. The Judiciary.
H.3858  HD.4133 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William M. Straus and others for legislation to prohibit commercial solicitation to mobile electronic devices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3913  HD.4056 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford and Senator Moore, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John V. Fernandes, Richard T. Moore and others for legislation to enhance community safety by strengthening the laws regulating undocumented illegal aliens residing or working in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
H.3953  HD.4282 By Representative Haddad of Somerset and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patricia A. Haddad, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court (by vote of the town) relative to the deveopment of the Meditech project on a certain parcel of land located in the town of Freetown. State Administration and Regualtory Oversight. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3983  HD.4124 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to the disposition of veterans' remains. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.4007  HD.4293 By Messrs. Brodeur of Melrose and Parisella, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to employment for members of the armed forces returning from active duty. House Rules.
H.4019  HD.4216 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka and others for the issuance of an annual proclamation by the Governor establishing the third week in October as Male Breast Cancer Awareness Week. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.4034  HD.4309 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to health care services. Health Care Financing.
H.4035  HD.4308 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12 of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to access to certain institutions of higher education and vocational schools. Higher Education.
H.4036  HD.4310 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to job growth. Revenue.
H.4037  HD.4306 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to provide regulatory reform to promote job growth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.4038  HD.4307 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to cost-effective energy policies and electricity cost reduction. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.4143  HD.4271 By Mr. Ross of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George T. Ross and others for legislation to exempt farmers’ markets from certain property taxes. Revenue.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.