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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

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Boston, MA, 02133
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Bill Docket Bill Pinslip/Title
  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.2637 By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Donald F. Humason, Jr., Anne M. Gobi, Viriato M. deMacedo, David F. DeCoste and other members of the General Court for legislation to clarify firearms oversight. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
  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.3727 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shawn Dooley and others relative to "Group 4" eligibility. Public Service.
  HD.4898 By Representatives DuBois of Brockton and Silvia of Fall River, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michelle M. DuBois, Alan Silvia and others relative to crimes against police officers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
  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.
S.75  SD.542 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 75) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Marjorie C. Decker, Steven S. Howitt and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the re-homing of children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.127  HD.58 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 127) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to establish a system for tracking the unmet service needs of persons with developmental disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.183  HD.1637 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 183) of James J. Dwyer and Steven S. Howitt relative to the retail sale of gasoline to the motoring public. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.187  HD.2749 By Representative Ferguson of Holden and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 187) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to the issuance of tenant/host brewer licenses for the purpose of producing and packaging beer. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.223  HD.88 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 223) of Timothy R. Madden and others for legislation to prevent the automatic signing up of consumers for products or services. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.226  HD.609 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 226) of Ronald Mariano and others relative to secondary metals dealings. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.236  HD.2907 By Mr. Mirra of West Newbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 236) of Leonard Mirra and others that the Division of Professional Licensure be directed to amend the Uniform State Plumbing Code and associated regulations to include a category of agricultural buildings and operations. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.250  HD.1253 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 250) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit businesses from misrepresenting the geographic location of such businesses in local telephone directories. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.254  HD.1294 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 254) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to the use of magnetic identification card reader machines when purchasing alcohol. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.256  HD.512 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 256) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Brian M. Ashe and Steven S. Howitt relative to the transportation, storage and sale of used bedding. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.267  HD.1829 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 267) of John W. Scibak and others relative to access to telemedicine services by allowing certain clinicians to be credentialed and allowing for coverage of such services by all payers and the Medicaid program. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.322  SD.1648 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 322) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Jason M. Lewis, Benjamin Swan, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation related to unfunded mandates on public schools. Education.
S.324  SD.1887 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 324) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Donald H. Wong, Aaron Vega, Steven S. Howitt and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to education. 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.
S.346  SD.589 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 346) of James E. Timilty and Steven S. Howitt for legislation to establish a skin cancer and sun safety education program in public schools. Education.
H.349  HD.2636 By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 349) of Peter J. Durant and others relative to establishing a personal financial literacy curriculum 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.392  HD.71 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 392) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to special education funding. Education.
H.397  HD.3233 By Mrs. Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 397) of Sheila C. Harrington and others for legislation to require the teaching of civics in public schools. Education.
H.400  HD.2256 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 400) of Bradford R. Hill and others relative to the foundation funding of special education. Education.
H.401  HD.2261 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 401) of Bradford R. Hill and others that costs associated with special education follow students upon the change of school districts in mid year. Education.
H.412  HD.2387 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 412) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to prohibit reductions of net school spending below the foundation budget amount. 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.
H.414  HD.2405 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 414) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the curriculum frameworks for the core subjects established by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education.
H.415  HD.2414 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator deMacedo, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 415) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others that schools be required to maintain non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in the event of anaphylactic emergencies. Education.
S.419  SD.1081 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 419) of Anne M. Gobi, James B. Eldridge, Ellen Story, Stephen Kulik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the distribution of raw milk. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.450  HD.2040 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 450) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to provide reimbursements for certain informational technology enhancements in compliance with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Education.
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.454  HD.1718 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 454) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to school attendance. Education.
S.460  SD.255 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 460) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Josh S. Cutler, Stephen Kulik, Keiko M. Orrall and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to horse riding instructor’s licenses. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.465  HD.1285 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 465) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to the awarding of diplomas for civics education by the Board of Education. Education.
H.502  HD.3273 By Mr. Ultrino of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 502) of Steven Ultrino and others relative to the rights of certain expelled students to cross examine witnesses at the administrative hearing level. 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.
H.568  HD.2616 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 568) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to repeal the law providing for the election of the President of the United States by national popular vote. Election Laws.
H.569  HD.2618 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 569) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to require photo-identification for persons voting in elections. Election Laws.
H.570  HD.2620 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 570) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the voting procedures of presidential electors. 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.595  HD.1295 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 595) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to proof of valid identification at voting polls. Election Laws.
S.627  SD.234 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 627) of Marc R. Pacheco, Patricia A. Haddad, Carolyn C. Dykema, Keiko M. Orrall and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the spinal cord injury trust fund. Health Care Financing.
H.645  HD.3405 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 645) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.652  HD.2285 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 652) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to further regulate the operation of piggeries based on their impact on air and water quality. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.689  HD.536 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 689) of Kate Hogan and others that cities and towns be authorized to establish agricultural commissions for the promotion and development of agricultural resources. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.694  HD.2963 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 694) 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.697  HD.1852 By Representative Kaufman of Lexington and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 697) of Jay R. Kaufman, Kenneth J. Donnelly and others that the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.711  HD.2034 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 711) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish a state meat inspection program and enhance the meat and poultry slaughter and processing infrastructure in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.712  HD.2053 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 712) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to promote farm viability. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.713  HD.2063 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 713) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to direct the Commissioner of the Department of Agricultural Resources to establish a livestock care and standards board to ensure the humane keeping and treatment of livestock. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.737  HD.1300 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 737) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others that the Department of Environmental Protection be directed to revise regulations to protect and preserve the camping industry. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.780  HD.991 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 780) of Bruce J. Ayers and Steven S. Howitt that banking and lending institutions be required to issue certain information on monthly statements to mortgage loan customers. Financial Services.
H.842  HD.2740 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 842) of Robert F. Fennell and others relative to motor vehicle insurance surcharges. Financial Services.
H.843  HD.3343 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 843) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others for legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation. Financial Services.
H.877  HD.2623 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 877) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to motor vehicle insurance surcharges. Financial Services.
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.904  SD.1028 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 904) of Karen E. Spilka, Jason M. Lewis, Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft. The Judiciary.
H.1003  HD.2860 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1003) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for the imposition of a moratorium on the enactment of new mandated health benefits. Health Care Financing.
S.1004  SD.1692 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1004) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Bruce E. Tarr and Steven S. Howitt for legislation to clarify the earned sick time ballot question. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1004  HD.3213 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1004) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to requiring that the health care cost growth benchmark be equal to the growth rate of potential gross state product. Health Care Financing.
H.1049  HD.2383 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1049) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to performance-based funding for public institutions of higher education. Higher Education.
H.1050  HD.2384 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1050) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the expansion of the valedictorian tuition waiver program in the public system of higher education. Higher Education.
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.
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.1120  HD.2839 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1120) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to low and moderate income housing qualifications and recertification. Housing.
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.
H.1179  HD.2805 By Mr. Boldyga of Southwick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1179) of Nicholas A. Boldyga and others relative to the penalties for assault and battery on a public employee. The Judiciary.
H.1206  HD.2982 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1206) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to penalties for property crimes against elderly or disabled persons. The Judiciary.
H.1237  HD.1956 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1237) of Tackey Chan and Steven S. Howitt for legislation to prohibit fraudulent representation of businesses against performing artists. The Judiciary.
H.1246  HD.1995 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1246) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel. The Judiciary.
S.1282  SD.347 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1282) of Thomas M. McGee, Brian M. Ashe, Steven S. Howitt, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote safety in the transportation of students. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1306  HD.1991 By Representative Frost of Auburn and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1306) of Paul K. Frost, Michael O. Moore and others relative to penalties for the unauthorized sale of veterans’ grave markers. The Judiciary.
H.1391  HD.2334 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1391) of Randy Hunt and others for legislation to enhance the enforcement of laws banning the delivering of drugs or other contraband articles to prisoners in correctional institutions or jails. The Judiciary.
H.1394  HD.2413 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1394) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the indemnification of certain persons from civil proceedings for injuries or deaths of persons unlawfully entering their dwelling. The Judiciary.
H.1395  HD.2415 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1395) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the online enticement of children. The Judiciary.
H.1398  HD.2418 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1398) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the deliberate spread of contagious diseases. The Judiciary.
H.1399  HD.2421 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1399) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to authorize the Division of Victim Compensation and Assistance to monitor profits from criminal activities of incarcerated persons. The Judiciary.
H.1401  HD.2424 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1401) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to prohibit eminent domain takings for the purpose of economic development. The Judiciary.
H.1404  HD.2431 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1404) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to protecting children from domestic violence. The Judiciary.
H.1407  HD.2449 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1407) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the release of sex offender information to certain victims. The Judiciary.
H.1408  HD.2569 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1408) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the regulation of trade by the establishment of a uniform trade secrets act. The Judiciary.
S.1466  SD.1315 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1466) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Stephen Kulik, Keiko M. Orrall, Steven S. Howitt and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to exemptions from taxation of structures and buildings essential to the operation of agricultural and horticultural lands. 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.1494  HD.54 By Mr. Miceli of Wilmington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1494) of James R. Miceli and others relative to reinstituting capital punishment in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
H.1531  HD.1776 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1531) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy. The Judiciary.
S.1532  SD.1116 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1532) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Linda Dean Campbell, Diana DiZoglio, Steven S. Howitt and other members of the General Court for legislation to grow the creative economy. Revenue.
H.1537  HD.1249 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1537) 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.1539  SD.256 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1539) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Stephen Kulik, Keiko M. Orrall, Steven S. Howitt and other members of the General Court for legislation to clarify deadlines for submission of applications for land under Chapter 61a. Revenue.
S.1540  SD.257 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1540) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Stephen Kulik, Steven S. Howitt and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation to clarify the allowance of land under chapter 61b. Revenue.
H.1546  HD.1280 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1546) of Elizabeth A. Poirier, Steven S. Howitt and Chris Walsh for legislation to prevent a person who has been convicted of a felony or a crime involving moral turpitude from acting as a professional solicitor. The Judiciary.
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.
H.1567  HD.3070 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1567) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to the penalty for the transmission of indecent visual depictions by persons less than eighteen years. The Judiciary.
S.1579  SD.1486 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1579) of Bruce E. Tarr, Steven S. Howitt, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a property tax credit to surviving spouses of certain public safety personnel. 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.
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.
H.1672  HD.1951 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1672) of Timothy R. Whelan and others for legislation to establish a penalty for blocking public ways and disrupting traffic. The Judiciary.
H.1675  HD.1344 By Mr. Wong of Saugus, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1675) of Donald H. Wong and others relative to the towing and storage of motor vehicles. The Judiciary.
S.1698  SD.1121 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1698) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Steven S. Howitt, Leonard Mirra, Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation relative to fair access to surplus state equipment. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1725  HD.2854 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1725) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to independent contractors. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1726  HD.2924 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1726) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others that employees injured due to willful misconduct be prohibited from receiving any portion of compensation benefits. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1727  HD.2925 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1727) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the definition of an employee under the labor laws for certain persons performing services. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1731  SD.1685 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1731) of Bruce E. Tarr, Carolyn C. Dykema, Steven S. Howitt, Leonard Mirra and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to zero-based budgeting and budget transparency. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1749  HD.2837 By Representative Mirra of West Newbury and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1749) of Leonard Mirra, Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to provide for increased transparency in the prevailing wage rates. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1758  HD.1955 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1758) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the unemployment benefit eligibility system. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1759  HD.1981 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1759) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to disqualifying certain individuals from receiving unemployment insurance benefits. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1782  SD.1850 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1782) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Steven S. Howitt, Brian M. Ashe, Diana DiZoglio and others for legislation to prohibit misleading telemarketer calls to consumers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1831  SD.1063 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1831) of Anne M. Gobi, David T. Vieira, Bradford R. Hill, Paul McMurtry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to standards for protective headgear for operators or passengers on motorcycles. Transportation.
S.1894  SD.1847 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1894) of Bruce E. Tarr, James M. Cantwell, Steven S. Howitt, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the license plate system of the Commonwealth. Transportation.
H.1908  HD.1327 By Ms. Cole of Peabody, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1908) of Leah Cole and others relative to the reduction of medication waste. Public Health.
H.1982  HD.2580 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1982) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to death certificates. Public Health.
S.2003  SD.1956 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2003) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anne M. Gobi, David T. Vieira, Bradford R. Hill, Steven S. Howitt and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to standards for protective headgear for operators or passengers on motorcycles.
S.2016  SD.2197 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2016) (subject to Joint Rule 9 and Joint Rule 12) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Steven S. Howitt, F. Jay Barrows and James E. Timilty for legislation to authorize the merger of the Annawon Council, Inc. and the Boy Scouts of America into the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.2081  HD.1469 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2081) of Chris Walsh and others relative to the designation of caregivers by certain patients. Public Health.
H.2101  HD.2617 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2101) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to require seatbelts in school buses. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2120  HD.1945 By Mr. D’Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2120) of Angelo L. D’Emilia and others for legislation to allow for the lawful sale of inert ammunition components from certain out-of-state vendors to lawfully licensed gun owners in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2121  HD.743 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2121) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to the penalties for the use or manufacture of hidden compartments for the purpose of transporting or distributing controlled substances. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2139  HD.3195 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2139) of Bradford R. Hill and others for legislation to exclude novelty sparklers from the definition of prohibited fireworks. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2152  HD.1044 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2152) of Timothy R. Madden and others relative to the periodic inspections of elevators and lifts. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2308  HD.1641 By Representative Gentile of Sudbury and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2308) of Carmine L. Gentile and others relative to death benefits for surviving spouses of call and volunteer firefighters. Public Service.
H.2457  HD.3009 By Ms. Campanale of Leicester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2457) of Kate D. Campanale and others relative to the minimum corporate tax. 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.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.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.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.2548  HD.2902 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2548) of Randy Hunt and others relative to the calculation of net worth in determining corporate excise taxes. Revenue.
H.2550  HD.2369 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2550) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to providing sales tax holidays, so-called, on the dates of August 15 and 16, 2015. Revenue.
H.2551  HD.2370 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2551) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to providing sales tax holidays, so-called, on the dates of August 13 and 14, 2016. Revenue.
H.2553  HD.2377 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2553) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the taxation of trucks, tractors, trailers and railcars that transport people or goods in interstate commerce. Revenue.
H.2554  HD.2378 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2554) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to limitations on expenditures and revenues. Revenue.
H.2555  HD.2381 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2555) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to exempting municipalities from the gas tax. Revenue.
H.2556  HD.2402 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2556) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to establish an annual sales tax holiday. Revenue.
H.2558  HD.2407 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2558) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to calculations of interest for refunds issued by the Department of Revenue. Revenue.
H.2559  HD.2409 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2559) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the establishment of a tax amnesty program. Revenue.
H.2560  HD.2412 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2560) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the calculation of the inventory tax on certain corporations. Revenue.
H.2562  HD.2579 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2562) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to a corporate minimum tax exemption. Revenue.
H.2564  HD.2953 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2564) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to establish a sales tax holiday for certain “Energy Star” products, so-called. Revenue.
H.2583  HD.1396 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2583) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to provide volunteer firefighters with a local option real estate tax exemption. Revenue.
H.2584  HD.1441 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2584) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to payments in lieu of taxation by organizations exempt from the property tax. Revenue.
H.2585  HD.2012 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2585) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to increase the maximum tax credit allowed for land conservation incentives. Revenue.
H.2587  HD.2943 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Stephen Kulik, Cynthia Stone Creem and others for legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund. Revenue.
H.2654  HD.498 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2654) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to exempt agencies of the Commonwealth and cities and towns from payment of the tax imposed on the sale of gasoline. Revenue.
H.2658  HD.1264 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2658) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to the disabled veterans exemption from the motor vehicle excise tax. Revenue.
H.2664  HD.1284 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2664) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to the corporate excise tax. Revenue.
H.2763  HD.2689 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2763) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to require authorities mandating a project labor agreement to report to the House and Senate committees on Ways and Means. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2764  HD.2690 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2764) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to political contributions by investment advisors doing business with public entities. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2765  HD.2692 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2765) 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.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.2956  HD.2271 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2956) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to antique boats, automobiles and motorcycles. Transportation.
H.3047  HD.1093 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3047) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to direct the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to make driving records available online for informational purposes. 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.3061  HD.1638 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3061) of Alice Hanlon Peisch, Garrett J. Bradley and Steven S. Howitt that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to establish a driver education curriculum presented in an online format. Transportation.
H.3125  HD.1549 By Mr. Wong of Saugus, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3125) of Donald H. Wong and others that the Registry of Motor Vehicles be directed to ensure the validity of operators’ licenses issued to residents with student visas. Transportation.
H.3132  HD.1381 By Representative Chan of Quincy and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3132) of Tackey Chan, John F. Keenan and others for legislation to increase the annuities paid to certain disabled veterans and their families. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3135  HD.935 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3135) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to require funeral directors to make available to potential clients information regarding funeral and burial benefits for veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
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.3270  HD.2735 By Mr. Boldyga of Southwick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3270) of Nicholas A. Boldyga and others for legislation to authorize terminally ill patients to consent to treatment by investigational drugs, biological products or devices. Public Health.
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.3366  HD.3762 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others for legislation to designate the Boston Cream Pie Cupcake as the official cupcake of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3387  HD.2849 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3387) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to require that a “Proudly Made in Massachusetts” logo be included in screen credits for movies filmed in the Commonwealth. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
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.3403  HD.3255 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3403) of Walter F. Timilty and others relative to strengthening background checks of persons licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care. Education.
H.3433  HD.2999 By Ms. Campanale of Leicester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3433) of Kate D. Campanale and others for legislation to require group homes to notify certain abutters upon the admission of level 2 or level 3 sex offenders. The Judiciary.
H.3474  HD.1790 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3474) of Cory Atkins and others for legislation to establish the police training trust fund. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3507  HD.531 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3507) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish estate tax valuation for farms. 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.3536  HD.3051 By Representatives Barrows of Mansfield and Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3536) of F. Jay Barrows and others for legislation to regulate parasailing. Transportation.
H.3623  HD.3721 By Representative Straus of Mattapoisett and Senator deMacedo, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William M. Straus, Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to capturing and trapping furbearing mammals. House Rules.
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.3811  HD.4154 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Diana DiZoglio and others for legislation to regulate the dispensing or distribution of medications containing oxycontin to persons under the age of seventeen. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.3830  HD.4161 By Messrs. Puppolo of Springfield and Finn of West Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael J. Finn, and others for legislation to authorize the Commonwealth to file appeals of bail decisions. 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.3952  HD.4145 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation to further regulate the practice of sheet metal work. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3980  HD.4429 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to require gas stations to provide air compressors for free public use. Transportation.
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.4098  HD.4573 By Representatives Kafka of Stoughton and Cronin of Easton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka, Claire Cronin and others relative to penalties for operating a motor vehicles after licenses to operate have been suspended or revoked. The Judiciary.
H.4186  HD.4627 By Representative Calter of Kingston and Senator Brady, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Thomas J. Calter, Michael D. Brady and others relative to zoning regulations of structures used for growing, cultivation, distribution or dispensation of marijuana or marihuana. Municipalities and Regional Government.
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.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.4541  HD.4879 By Messrs. Timilty of Milton and Rogers of Norwood, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Walter F. Timilty, John H. Rogers and others relative to gas pipeline contracts. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.