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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator William N. Brownsberger Democrat - Second Suffolk and Middlesex

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S.64  SD.1874 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 64) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Mary S. Keefe, Christine P. Barber, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity. The Judiciary.
S.71  SD.1001 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 71) of James B. Eldridge, Jay R. Kaufman, Aaron Vega, Peter V. Kocot and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote restorative justice practices. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.87  SD.1626 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 87) of Barbara L'Italien, Marjorie C. Decker, Michael O. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.112  HD.2477 By Representative O’Day of West Boylston and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 112) of James J. O’Day, Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses. 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.152  SD.714 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 152) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, William N. Brownsberger, Russell E. Holmes and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a maximum allowable check-cashing rate. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.169  SD.334 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 169) of Jason M. Lewis, Ruth B. Balser, William N. Brownsberger, Daniel A. Wolf and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect trade secrets and eliminate non-compete agreements. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.221  HD.2657 By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 221) of John J. Lawn, Jr., and others for legislation to establish minimum hours of study for certain professions licensed by the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.222  HD.270 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 222) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.232  HD.679 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 232) of Aaron Michlewitz and others relative to fines for alcoholic beverage license violations. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.245  HD.1785 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 245) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.254  SD.51 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 254) of Cynthia S. Creem, William N. Brownsberger, Carolyn C. Dykema, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize a study of school day starting times and schedules. Education.
S.261  SD.580 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 261) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Edward F. Coppinger, Thomas J. Calter, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve literacy skills. Education.
S.264  SD.1247 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 264) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Daniel J. Ryan, Benjamin Swan, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to special education funding. Education.
S.265  SD.1362 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 265) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jason M. Lewis, Paul R. Heroux, Stephen Kulik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to student sex education. Education.
S.286  SD.720 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 286) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Marjorie C. Decker, Paul R. Heroux, Benjamin Swan and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide immediate childcare assistance to homeless families. Education.
S.297  SD.1401 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 297) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Marjorie C. Decker, Ruth B. Balser, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to further defining the role of school resource officers. Education.
S.349  SD.99 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 349) of Daniel A. Wolf, James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger and David M. Rogers for legislation relative to media literacy in schools. Education.
S.351  SD.1298 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 351) of Harriette L. Chandler, Barbara L'Italien, Michael O. Moore, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a special commission on institutional long term care. Elder Affairs.
S.413  SD.1042 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 413) of Anne M. Gobi, Marc R. Pacheco, James B. Eldridge, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.417  HD.694 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 417) of Louis L. Kafka and others that students with diabetes attending public or private schools be permitted to possess certain medical supplies and administer necessary treatments. Education.
S.434  SD.26 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 434) of Brian A. Joyce, William N. Brownsberger and Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to prohibit polystyrene packaging by 2017. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.439  SD.466 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 439) of Jason M. Lewis, Chris Walsh, Lori A. Ehrlich, Paul R. Heroux and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.440  SD.648 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 440) of Jason M. Lewis, Chris Walsh, Josh S. Cutler, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.454  SD.229 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 454) of Marc R. Pacheco, Patricia A. Haddad, Peter V. Kocot, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court lfor legislation relative to recycling. 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.
S.483  SD.1189 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 483) of Harriette L. Chandler, Sal N. DiDomenico, John W. Scibak, David Paul Linsky and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to women’s health and economic equity. Financial Services.
S.485  SD.1790 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 485) of Harriette L. Chandler, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to cognitive rehabilitation. Financial Services.
S.501  SD.982 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 501) of Anne M. Gobi, Marc R. Pacheco, Mark C. Montigny, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property. Financial Services.
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.521  HD.664 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 521) of Jonathan Hecht and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to institutional long term care. Elder Affairs.
H.529  HD.2741 By Representative O’Day of West Boylston and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 529) of James J. O’Day, Patricia D. Jehlen and others for legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents. Elder Affairs.
S.557  SD.1021 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 557) of Karen E. Spilka, David Paul Linsky, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect access to confidential healthcare. Financial Services.
S.572  SD.1368 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 572) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Bradford R. Hill, James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the governance of the Health Policy Commission. Health Care Financing.
S.573  SD.1460 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 573) of Eileen M. Donoghue, William N. Brownsberger, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care. Health Care Financing.
S.610  SD.1601 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 610) of Barbara L'Italien, Marjorie C. Decker, Michael J. Barrett, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for children. Health Care Financing.
S.654  SD.599 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 654) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Benjamin Swan, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to higher education opportunities for high school graduates in the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
S.655  SD.1313 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 655) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Daniel J. Ryan, Byron Rushing, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission to study the feasibility of creating and funding a universal children's savings account. Higher Education.
H.663  HD.3397 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 663) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to reduce plastic bag pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.672  SD.1487 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 672) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo M. Scaccia, Michael O. Moore, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
H.687  HD.857 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 687) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to the implementation of strategies for reducing solid waste and increasing recycling in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.709  SD.442 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 709) of Joan B. Lovely, Bradford R. Hill, Leah Cole, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a commission to study ways to prevent bullying of tenants in public and subsidized multi-family housing. Housing.
H.731  HD.2007 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 731) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to establish an advisory committee on the protection of honeybees in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.732  SD.1198 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 732) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jonathan Hecht, Jeffrey Sánchez, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers. The Judiciary.
S.733  SD.1421 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 733) of Harriette L. Chandler, Paul R. Heroux, Stephen Kulik, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to update public health laws. The Judiciary.
S.735  SD.398 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 735) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Benjamin B. Downing, Michelle M. DuBois, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity. The Judiciary.
S.736  SD.1885 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 736) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Chris Walsh, Jay R. Kaufman, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to traffic and pedestrian stop data. The Judiciary.
S.740  SD.61 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 740) of Cynthia S. Creem, William N. Brownsberger, Daniel J. Ryan, Evandro C. Carvalho and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to special juveniles. The Judiciary.
S.786  SD.1770 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 786) of Cynthia S. Creem, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Jason M. Lewis, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenses. The Judiciary.
S.808  SD.1025 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 808) of James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Jason M. Lewis and Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation to decriminalize being in the presence of heroin. The Judiciary.
S.829  SD.736 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 829) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Byron Rushing, Jason M. Lewis, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the collection and analsis of data realitve to traffic stops. The Judiciary.
S.843  SD.1417 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 843) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to medical placement of terminal and incapacitated inmates. The Judiciary.
S.878  SD.1735 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Mark C. Montigny, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles. The Judiciary.
S.900  SD.968 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 900) of Karen E. Spilka, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Josh S. Cutler, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to expungement of criminal or juvenile records for individuals who committed offenses as children or young adults. The Judiciary.
S.901  SD.983 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 901) of Karen E. Spilka, John F. Keenan, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the geographical jurisdiction of the Housing Court Department. The Judiciary.
S.905  SD.1620 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 905) of Karen E. Spilka, Ruth B. Balser, Michael J. Barrett, Cynthia S. Creem and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote transparency, best practices, and better outcomes for children and communities. The Judiciary.
S.968  SD.1551 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 968) of Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger, Linda Dorcena Forry and Barbara L'Italien for legislation relative to fairness in worker’s compensation disfigurement benefits. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.983  SD.1423 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 983) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Karen E. Spilka, Harriette L. Chandler, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish pay equity. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1001  SD.824 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1001) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Brian A. Joyce, Daniel A. Wolf, Marc R. Pacheco and others for legislation relative to the pooling of tips. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1007  SD.1048 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 1007) of Karen E. Spilka, Patricia A. Haddad, Jason M. Lewis, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards of companies in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1008  SD.1853 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1008) of Karen E. Spilka, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1024  SD.852 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1024) of Daniel A. Wolf, Denise Provost, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a living wage for employees of big box retail stores and fast food chains. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.1072  SD.902 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1072) of James B. Eldridge, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Jason M. Lewis, Susan Williams Gifford and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1085  SD.1231 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1085) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jason M. Lewis, Paul Tucker, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1094  SD.1113 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1094) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Michael F. Rush, Jason M. Lewis, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Parking Advancements for the Revitalization of Communities (PARC). Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1103  SD.974 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1103) of Karen E. Spilka, Timothy R. Madden, Josh S. Cutler, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animals during pet sales. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1111  HD.3173 By Representative Honan of Boston and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1111) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to establish a small-scale housing development demonstration program within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. Housing.
S.1118  SD.1148 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1118) of Harriette L. Chandler, Chris Walsh, Bruce E. Tarr, Carmine L. Gentile and others for legislation to establish an advanced dental hygiene practitioner level of practice. Public Health.
S.1119  SD.1200 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1119) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jeffrey Sánchez, Jonathan Hecht, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors. Public Health.
S.1153  SD.771 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1153) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Harriette L. Chandler, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to CARE. Public Health.
S.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.1165  SD.1130 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1165) of John F. Keenan, Jennifer E. Benson, Chris Walsh and William N. Brownsberger for legislation to the dispense certain cancer related drugs. Public Health.
S.1207  SD.311 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1207) of Marc R. Pacheco, William M. Straus, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., David Paul Linsky and other members of the General Court for legislation to remove the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission. Public Health.
H.1220  HD.347 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1220) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases. The Judiciary.
S.1232  SD.329 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1232) of Daniel A. Wolf, David Paul Linsky, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote access to accurate medical information. Public Health.
H.1249  HD.2401 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1249) of Daniel Cullinane and others relative to criminal offender record information. The Judiciary.
S.1255  SD.1065 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1255) of James B. Eldridge, Tom Sannicandro, William N. Brownsberger, Gloria L. Fox and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce recidivism, curb unnecessary spending, and ensure appropriate use of segregation. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1257  SD.1546 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1257) of James B. Eldridge, Mary S. Keefe, William N. Brownsberger, Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to promote use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1273  HD.1323 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1273) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle. The Judiciary.
H.1274  HD.1521 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Hedlund, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1274) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants. The Judiciary.
H.1275  HD.1935 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1275) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns. The Judiciary.
H.1380  HD.2008 By Mr. Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1380) of Russell E. Holmes and others relative to increasing the penalties for discharging firearms into a residential dwelling, daycare facility or school building. The Judiciary.
H.1381  HD.2073 By Mr. Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1381) of Russell E. Holmes and others for legislation to collect data regarding the use of solitary confinement. The Judiciary.
S.1384  SD.1883 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1384) of John F. Keenan and William N. Brownsberger for legislation to allow for payment in lieu of a disability allowance. Public Service.
H.1444  HD.2931 By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1444) of John J. Lawn, Jr., and others relative governmental and charitable tort liability in civil actions for sexual abuse of a minor. The Judiciary.
S.1458  SD.352 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1458) of Cynthia S. Creem, Martin J. Walsh, William N. Brownsberger, Daniel J. Hunt and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the earned income tax credit for working families. Revenue.
S.1459  SD.670 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1459) of Cynthia S. Creem, Stephen Kulik, Cory Atkins, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation revenue. Revenue.
S.1474  SD.1357 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1474) of Benjamin B. Downing, Patricia D. Jehlen, Chris Walsh, Jose F. Tosado and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional transportation ballot initiatives. Revenue.
S.1475  SD.1669 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1475) of Benjamin B. Downing, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Benjamin Swan, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation to reinvest in working families. Revenue.
H.1561  HD.3436 By Representative Rogers of Cambridge and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1561) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to legalize marijuana and establish a tax on the cannabis industry. The Judiciary.
H.1568  HD.362 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1568) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to repeal certain laws. The Judiciary.
H.1575  HD.1969 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1575) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops. The Judiciary.
H.1577  HD.3072 By Representatives Rushing of Boston and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1577) of Byron Rushing and others relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations. The Judiciary.
S.1649  SD.717 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1649) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, William N. Brownsberger, Daniel Cullinane and other members of the General Court for legislation to facilitate disposition of surplus property for the development of affordable and workforce housing. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1682  SD.367 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1682) of Thomas M. McGee, Ruth B. Balser, Jay D. Livingstone, Aaron Vega and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1701  HD.2332 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1701) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to limit the time that former employees must wait before being employed by a competitor. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1733  HD.2802 By Representatives Livingstone of Boston and Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1733) of Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to pay equity. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1747  SD.285 By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1747) of Michael J. Barrett, Chris Walsh, Kay Khan, Frank I. Smizik and other members of the General Court for legislation to combat climate change. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1761  SD.633 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1761) of Benjamin B. Downing, Kevin G. Honan, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home energy efficiency. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1769  HD.736 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1769) of Ellen Story, Joan B. Lovely and others for legislation to require employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions for employees or prospective employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1806  HD.1419 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1806) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to expand substance abuse treatment options for non-violent drug offenders. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1812  SD.1665 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1812) of Harriette L. Chandler, Elizabeth A. Malia, James B. Eldridge, Tom Sannicandro and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to motor vehicle license suspension. Transportation.
H.1848  HD.497 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1848) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the care of animals in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1867  SD.873 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1867) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Daniel J. Ryan, Daniel J. Hunt and others for legislation relative to the composition of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transporation. Transportation.
S.1914  SD.679 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1914) of Michael F. Rush, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Daniel J. Hunt, Daniel J. Ryan and other members of the General Court for legislation to update veterans’ burial expenses. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1946  Text of the amendment (199) (offered by Messrs. Tarr, McGee, Hedlund, Ross, Humason, deMacedo and Fattman, Mrs. L'Italien, Mr. Montigny, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. Donnelly, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Moore, Ms. Donoghue, Mr. Brownsberger, Ms. Forry, Messrs. Barrett, Keenan and Pacheco) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements
H.1975  HD.1526 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1975) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers. Public Health.
H.1991  HD.1674 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1991) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to providing care and comfort for the terminally ill. Public Health.
H.2040  HD.593 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2040) of Denise Provost and others relative to the reporting on health effects of particulate matter. Public Health.
H.2062  HD.594 By Representative Scibak of South Hadley and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2062) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients. Public Health.
H.2070  HD.460 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2070) of Ellen Story, David Paul Linsky and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
S.2116  SD.2257 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2116) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, William N. Brownsberger, Shawn Dooley and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to safe driving and open containers. The Judiciary.
S.2146  SD.2467 Resolutions MEMORIALIZING THE UNITED STATES SENATE TO SWIFTLY AND DILIGENTLY FULFILL ITS CONSTITUTIONAL RESPONSIBILITY TO CONSIDER THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES’ NOMINEE TO THE SUPREME COURT
S.2198  Resolutions (filed by Ms. Chandler, Messrs. Tarr, Rosenberg, Brady, Barrett, and Brownsberger, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Creem, Messrs. deMacedo, DiDomenico and Donnelly, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Downing, Eldridge and Fattman, Ms. Flanagan, Forry and Gobi, Mr. Humason, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Joyce, Keenan and Lesser, Ms. L'Italien and Lovely, Messrs. McGee, Montigny and Moore, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Rodrigues and Ross, Ms. Spilka, Messrs. Timilty, Welch and Wolf) “congratulating Senator Marc R. Pacheco on being conferred the Grand Decoration of Honour in Gold with Star for services to the Republic of Austria.”
H.2364  HD.1415 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2364) of Jay D. Livingstone and others for legislation to extend line-of-duty public safety death benefits to all public employees. Public Service.
S.2490  Senate, May 24, 2016 – Text of amendment (120) (offered by Senator Chang-Diaz) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 4) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2017 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements.
H.2595  HD.882 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2595) of Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to real estate tax assessment administration. Revenue.
H.2854  HD.3010 By Mr. Carvalho of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2854) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others relative to providing matching grants for funding gigabit-speed networks and for the evaluation of consumer focused municipal broadband service offerings. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2859  HD.866 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2859) of Edward F. Coppinger and others relative to installation of electrical sub-meters. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2871  HD.1505 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2871) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to gas leak repairs during road projects. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2899  HD.2545 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2899) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to establish a home heating commission. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2925  HD.3463 By Messrs. Moran of Boston and Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2925) of Byron Rushing and others for the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the Summer Olympic Games. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2966  HD.422 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2966) of Edward F. Coppinger and others relative to the collection of mobility study data conducted in connection with construction projects funded by the Department of Transportation. Transportation.
H.2985  HD.1650 By Representative Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2985) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Patricia D. Jehlen and others relative to junior operator’s licenses. Transportation.
H.3014  HD.1895 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3014) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to authorize the installation and operation of digital video violation detection monitoring systems to detect drivers failing to stop for school buses. Transportation.
H.3038  HD.1406 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3038) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to establish reasonable and proper speed limits inside urban districts on public ways. Transportation.
H.3049  HD.3452 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3049) of Michael J. Moran and others relative to exempting certain public school buses from toll collection. Transportation.
H.3321  HD.674 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3321) of Aaron Michlewitz and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to decennial division of wards and precincts in the city of Boston. Election Laws.
H.3436  HD.2397 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3436) of Daniel Cullinane and others for legislation to establish a regional lockup facility in Suffolk County. The Judiciary.
H.3451  HD.2380 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3451) of David M. Rogers and others relative to prohibiting the solitary confinement of inmates 21 years of age or younger. The Judiciary.
H.3475  HD.2396 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3475) of Daniel Cullinane and others relative to fire protection systems for new buildings and structures. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3540  HD.2398 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3540) of Daniel Cullinane and others relative to the composition of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Port Authority. Transportation.
H.3586  HD.3904 By Messrs. Hecht of Watertown and Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3586) of Jonathan Hecht, John J. Lawn, Jr. and William N. Brownsberger (with the approval of the town council) that the town of Watertown be authorized to increase the exemption for certain residential property. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3614  HD.3883 By Messrs. Hecht of Watertown and Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3614) of Jonathan Hecht, John J. Lawn, Jr. and William N. Brownsberger (with the approval of the town council) that the town of Watertown be authorized to issue fifteen additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3627  HD.3950 By Messrs. Honan of Boston and Moran of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kevin G. Honan, Michael J. Moran and others relative to the Commonwealth Avenue Improvement Project. Transportation.
H.3679  HD.3943 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to further amend the anti-shackling statute for incarcerated pregnant women. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3729  HD.4091 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3729) of Angelo M. Scaccia and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Boston be authorized to remove the parks department of said city from the street closure permitting process. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4073  HD.4152 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Diana DiZoglio and others for legislation to exempt members of the armed forces serving on active duty from the automobile excise tax. Revenue.
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.