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Representative John C. Velis Democrat - 4th Hampden

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  HD.2588 By Representatives Mahoney of Worcester and Kane of Shrewsbury, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 7B) of John J. Mahoney, Hannah Kane and others relative to providing survivor benefits to Ava Roy, the daughter of fallen firefighter Christopher Roy. Public Service. [Local Approval Required.]
  HD.4492 By Mr. Barrett of North Adams, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John Barrett, III and others relative to municipal access to utility poles located in municipal rights-of-way. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.50  SD.1346 By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 50) of Donald F. Humason, Jr., John C. Velis, Dean A. Tran, Patrick M. O'Connor and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to personal care attendant services. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.57  SD.1537 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 57) of Eric P. Lesser, James T. Welch, Adam G. Hinds, Joanne M. Comerford and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public assistance for working families and the creation of a pilot program to address the impacts of the cliff effect. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.87  HD.2015 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 87) of James Arciero and others that the Division of Medical Assistance provide coverage for applied behavior analysis treatments for certain individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.101  HD.3783 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 101) of Linda Dean Campbell and others for legislation to protect persons with intellectual or developmental disabilities from abuse. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.104  HD.3043 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 104) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to aid to parents with dependent children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.117  HD.1473 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 117) of Sean Garballey and others relative to updating terminology and investigative practices related to the protection of persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.124  HD.1034 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 124) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others relative to ensuring continuous healthcare coverage for youth who have aged-out of the Department of Children and Families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.138  HD.1270 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 138) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to increase the rate of reimbursement for certain human services providers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.145  HD.1083 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 145) of Paul W. Mark and others relative to establishing within the Department of Transitional Assistance an agricultural healthy incentives program operated in partnership with the Department of Agricultural Resources and the Department of Public Health. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.154  HD.606 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 154) of James J. O'Day and others relative to the eligibility of certain persons for the personal care attendant program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.155  HD.1143 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 155) of James J. O'Day and others relative to persons with developmental disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.160  SD.1009 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 160) of Eric P. Lesser, Julian Cyr, Cindy F. Friedman, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a student loan bill of rights. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.171  HD.536 By Mr. Ultrino of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 171) of Steven Ultrino and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of anti-poverty strategies aimed at reducing chronic, multi-generational family poverty. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.172  HD.666 By Messrs. Vega of Holyoke and Tucker of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 172) of Aaron Vega, Paul F. Tucker and others relative to establishing supported decision-making for adults with certain disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.174  HD.3189 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 174) of Aaron Vega and others for legislation to establish a pilot program to mitigate cliff effects for low-income individuals or families that are working and receiving public assistance. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.197  SD.1717 By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 197) of James T. Welch and John C. Velis for legislation to protect consumers of sign language and oral interpretation and transliteration. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.198  SD.1718 By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 198) of James T. Welch, Eric P. Lesser and John C. Velis for legislation to establish the licensure of interpreters and oral transliterators for the deaf. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.211  HD.2733 By Representative Chan of Quincy and Senator Finegold, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 211) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to establish licensing standards for drain cleaners. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.218  HD.3422 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 218) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to establish fair and reasonable terms for providing diagnostic, service or repair information and services for digital electronic products. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.373  HD.2629 By Mr. Gonzalez of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 373) of Carlos Gonzalez and others relative to sports wagering. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.396  HD.1114 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 396) of James Arciero and others for legislation to authorize the appointment of retired police officers as school resource officers. Education.
H.401  HD.1031 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 401) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to require the development of standards for prohibiting or limiting the use of suspension and expulsion in preschools. Education.
H.404  HD.1371 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 404) of Christine P. Barber and others that the Department of Early Education and Care reimburse family child care providers and center-based providers at the same rate. Education.
H.426  HD.3175 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 426) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to recess for elementary school children. Education.
H.431  HD.3372 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 431) of Marjorie C. Decker and others for legislation to place a moratorium on high stakes testing and to direct the State Auditor to investigate the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education.
H.465  HD.2904 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 465) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to MassHealth reimbursements to local educational authorities. Education.
H.473  HD.416 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 473) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others relative to physical education in public schools. Education.
H.475  HD.179 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 475) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to requiring instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of defibrillators for high school graduation. Education.
H.480  HD.3678 By Mr. Hay of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 480) of Stephan Hay and others relative to rates of payment for early childhood education and care programs. Education.
H.482  HD.3117 By Ms. Higgins of Leominster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 482) of Natalie M. Higgins and others relative to the promotion of mental health education. Education.
S.488  SD.1191 By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 488) of Donald F. Humason, Jr., Dean A. Tran, Susannah M. Whipps, John C. Velis and others for legislation relative to the use of crossbows in hunting. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.530  HD.1740 By Representative Meschino of Hull and Senator O'Connor, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 530) of Joan Meschino, Patrick M. O'Connor and others for legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study minimum and maximum allowable air temperatures in public school classrooms and facilities. Education.
H.566  HD.884 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 566) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to requiring instruction on the Holocaust and genocide in public schools. Education.
H.567  HD.1339 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 567) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to the development of programs to assist students in obtaining industry-recognized certifications. Education.
H.576  HD.3195 By Mr. Tucker of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 576) of Paul F. Tucker and others relative to updating the education foundation budget. Education.
H.586  HD.434 By Representatives Vega of Holyoke and Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 586) of Aaron Vega, Mary S. Keefe and others relative to funding for public schools and the foundation budget review commission. Education.
H.591  HD.3145 By Messrs. Vega of Holyoke and Vargas of Haverhill, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 591) of Aaron Vega, Andres X. Vargas and others relative to students that receive free or reduced-price meals under the federal National School Lunch Program. Education.
H.598  HD.252 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 598) of Bruce J. Ayers and others relative to services provided through the MassHealth frail elder home and community-based services waiver regarding early-onset Alzheimer's disease. Elder Affairs.
H.604  HD.2018 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 604) of Claire D. Cronin and others that the Secretary of Health and Human Services establish a task force (including members of the General Court) to review the financial stability of nursing homes in the Commonwealth in order to ensure the provision of quality resident care and quality jobs. Elder Affairs.
H.605  HD.1314 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 605) of Daniel R. Cullinane and others relative to the licensing and conduct of home care aid agencies. Elder Affairs.
H.612  HD.437 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 612) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others relative to fees for home care services for certain seniors. Elder Affairs.
H.613  HD.438 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 613) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others relative to intensive case management for clinically complex older adults. Elder Affairs.
H.614  HD.1021 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 614) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others for legislation to Improve Alzheimer's’ and dementia care in senior care options programs. Elder Affairs.
H.615  HD.769 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 615) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the disposal of resources for determining eligibility for Medicaid. Elder Affairs.
H.630  HD.1832 By Messrs. Vega of Holyoke and Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 630) of Aaron Vega, Carmine Lawrence Gentile and others relative to home care and enhanced community options programs. Elder Affairs.
S.633  SD.1338 By Mr. O'Connor, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 633) of Patrick M. O'Connor, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., John J. Lawn, Jr., Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to human donor milk coverage. Financial Services.
H.635  HD.1999 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 635) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to providing a local option for ranked choice voting in municipal elections. Election Laws.
H.636  HD.2016 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 636) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to same day voter registration and for an investigation by an advisory committee (including members of the General Court) relative to the implementation of election day registration. Election Laws.
S.676  SD.1966 By Mr. deMacedo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 676) of Viriato M. deMacedo, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., John J. Lawn, Jr., Mathew J. Muratore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to MassHealth provider reimbursement. Health Care Financing.
H.685  HD.3608 By Representatives Malia of Boston and Vargas of Haverhill, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 685) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Andres X. Vargas and others relative to election day voter registration. Election Laws.
S.737  SD.390 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 737) of William N. Brownsberger, Joanne M. Comerford, Sonia Chang-Diaz, John C. Velis and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent bureaucratic overreach in the collection of student debt. Higher Education.
S.741  SD.740 By Ms. Comerford, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 741) of Joanne M. Comerford, Tami L. Gouveia, Natalie M. Blais, Jack Patrick Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to commit to higher education the resources to Insure a strong and healthy public higher education system. Higher Education.
H.744  HD.2282 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 744) 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.751  HD.1122 By Representatives Campbell of Methuen and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 751) of Linda Dean Campbell, Denise Provost and others relative to promoting awareness of sewage pollution in public waters. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.753  SD.1386 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 753) of Eric P. Lesser, Diana DiZoglio, Cindy F. Friedman, Brendan P. Crighton and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the endowment match program. Higher Education.
S.754  SD.1410 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 754) of Eric P. Lesser, Julian Cyr, Carole A. Fiola, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to require institutions of higher education to provide uniform financial aid information to accepted applicants. Higher Education.
H.758  HD.3040 By Ms. DuBois of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 758) of Michelle M. DuBois and others relative to the adoption of certain research animals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.762  HD.3180 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 762) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to maintaining adequate water supplies through effective drought management. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.763  HD.3339 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 763) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the use and protection of pollinators by further regulating the spraying, release, deposit or application of a neonicotinoid on certain agricultural land. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.764  HD.3543 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 764) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the adoption of certain research animals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.772  HD.148 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 772) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Jason M. Lewis and others relative to ivory and rhinoceros horn trafficking. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.773  HD.3557 By Representatives Ehrlich of Marblehead and Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 773) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to the enforcement of illegal hunting practices. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.776  HD.291 By Mr. Fernandes of Falmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 776) of Dylan A. Fernandes and others relative to the powers of cities and town to regulate, restrict or prohibit the use, application or disposal of certain pesticides. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.790  HD.1088 By Mr. Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 790) of Carmine Lawrence Gentile and others relative to authorizing mushroom picking for personal use on certain state park lands. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.791  HD.1500 By Mr. Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 791) of Carmine Lawrence Gentile and others relative to pesticide products eligible for use on the outdoor grounds of schools, child care centers or school age child care programs. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.800  HD.3134 By Ms. Higgins of Leominster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 800) of Natalie M. Higgins and others for legislation to further regulate the sale of certain domestic animals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.806  SD.350 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 806) of Joan B. Lovely, F. Jay Barrows, Diana DiZoglio, Steven S. Howitt and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the Home Works programs. Housing.
H.823  HD.3713 By Mr. Lewis of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 823) of Jack Patrick Lewis and others relative to the use of animals in product testing. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.910  HD.1417 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 910) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to mental health or substance use disorder insurance benefits. Financial Services.
H.913  HD.2698 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 913) of Christine P. Barber and others for legislation to increase consumer transparency regarding insurance provider networks. Financial Services.
H.969  HD.1505 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 969) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to healthcare policies, contracts, agreements, plans or certificate of insurance. Financial Services.
H.984  HD.3429 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 984) of Sean Garballey and others relative to providing certain health insurance coverage. Financial Services.
H.995  HD.2602 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 995) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others relative to human donor milk insurance coverage. Financial Services.
H.998  HD.857 By Ms. Higgins of Leominster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 998) of Natalie M. Higgins and others relative to student loans and the oversight powers of the Division of Banks. Financial Services.
H.1037  HD.1930 By Mr. Lewis of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1037) of Jack Patrick Lewis and others relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines pertaining to dogs harbored upon the insured property. Financial Services.
H.1038  HD.1936 By Mr. Lewis of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1038) of Jack Patrick Lewis and others for legislation to prohibit housing discrimination against responsible dog owners. Financial Services.
S.1072  SD.1355 By Mr. Feeney, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1072) of Paul R. Feeney, Ruth B. Balser, Jack Patrick Lewis, Diana DiZoglio and other members of the General Court for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing and harassment, without regard to protected class status. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1076  HD.603 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1076) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to establish secure choice retirement savings plans. Financial Services.
H.1097  HD.1938 By Mr. Ryan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1097) of Daniel J. Ryan and others relative to testing for Factor V Leiden. Financial Services.
H.1139  HD.2338 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1139) of Edward F. Coppinger and others relative to the closing of hospital essential services. Health Care Financing.
H.1152  HD.950 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1152) of Sean Garballey and others for an investigation by a special commission relative to the transparency and affordability of the Group Insurance Commission. Health Care Financing.
S.1158  SD.1108 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1158) of Mark C. Montigny, Michael O. Moore, Michael J. Finn, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to increasing consumer access to licensed rehabilitation counselors. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1173  HD.791 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1173) of Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to applications for nutrition assistance and the development of a common application portal for state-administered needs-based benefits and services. Health Care Financing.
H.1208  HD.599 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Brownsberger, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1208) of Lori A. Ehrlich, William N. Brownsberger and others for legislation to establish a task force on sexual assault climate surveys on the campuses of public and private institutions of higher education. Higher Education.
H.1209  HD.3294 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1209) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others relative to sexual violence on higher education campuses. Higher Education.
H.1214  HD.1178 By Messrs. Garballey of Arlington and Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1214) of Sean Garballey, Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to provide adequate funding for the Commonwealth’s public institutions of higher education. Higher Education.
H.1217  HD.1384 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1217) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others for legislation to require the annual filing of fiscal health and stability reports by certain colleges and universities. Higher Education.
H.1218  HD.1026 By Representatives Haddad of Somerset and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1218) of Patricia A. Haddad, Sean Garballey and others relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism, and other developmental disabilities who have exited special education. Higher Education.
H.1228  HD.3936 By Mr. Madaro of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1228) of Adrian C. Madaro and others that the endowment match program provide matching funds for public higher education institutions. Higher Education.
H.1229  HD.3938 By Mr. Madaro of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1229) of Adrian C. Madaro and others relative to requiring institutions of higher education to provide uniform financial aid information to accepted applicants. Higher Education.
S.1233  SD.1995 By Mr. Cyr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1233) of Julian Cyr, Kay Khan, Mathew J. Muratore, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to update postural screenings in schools. Public Health.
H.1250  HD.593 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1250) of Christine P. Barber and others relative to accessory dwelling units. Housing.
H.1329  HD.903 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1329) of James Arciero and others relative to the asset forfeiture of child pornography. The Judiciary.
S.1412  SD.1510 By Ms. Friedman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1412) of Cindy F. Friedman, William N. Brownsberger, Timothy R. Whelan, Randy Hunt and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional lockup facilities. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1416  HD.802 By Representatives Garlick of Needham and Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1416) of Denise C. Garlick, Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to providing protections for health care employees who are victims of violence or assault and battery. The Judiciary.
S.1460  SD.1395 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1460) of Bruce E. Tarr, Timothy R. Whelan, Randy Hunt, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to promoting staffing efficiency and uniformity at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1478  HD.583 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1478) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to prohibit marriage of minors. The Judiciary.
S.1542  SD.1134 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1542) of Anne M. Gobi, Michael D. Brady, Walter F. Timilty, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Parkinson's disease disability and death in firefighters. Public Service.
S.1546  SD.1290 By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1546) of Donald F. Humason, Jr., John C. Velis, Anne M. Gobi, Patrick M. O'Connor and others for legislation relative to Parkinson's disease disability and death of certain firefighters and other public safety officers in the contributory retirement plan for public employees. Public Service.
S.1561  SD.576 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1561) of Michael O. Moore, Diana DiZoglio, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Paul F. Tucker and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to line of duty death benefits for police officers employed by private colleges and universities. Public Service.
H.1571  HD.2636 By Mr. Tucker of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1571) of Paul F. Tucker and others relative to the definition of serious mental illness in certain criminal justice laws. The Judiciary.
H.1578  HD.2772 By Mr. Tucker of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1578) of Paul F. Tucker and others relative to the penalty for assault or assault and battery on emergency medical technicians, ambulance operators, ambulance attendants or health care providers. The Judiciary.
H.1596  HD.302 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1596) of Tackey Chan and others relative to collective bargaining dues. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1610  HD.3789 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1610) of Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to prevent wage theft, promote employer accountability, and enhance public enforcement. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1658  HD.2559 By Mr. Mahoney of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1658) of John J. Mahoney and others relative to increasing wages of private sector human service workers. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1689  SD.90 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1689) of Edward J. Kennedy, Jason M. Lewis, Antonio F. D. Cabral, Patrick M. O'Connor and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage employee student loan assistance. Revenue.
H.1719  HD.105 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1719) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to creating intensive stabilization and treatment units within the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1720  HD.106 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1720) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1736  HD.3632 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1736) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the establishment of a statewide children’s mental health ombudsman program within the office of the Child Advocate. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1739  HD.2583 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1739) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.1774  HD.3564 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1774) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to oversight of dogs and cats by cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1822  HD.2214 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1822) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., and others for legislation to impose penalties for cruel conditions for animals. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1823  HD.3352 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1823) of David M. Rogers and others relative to remedy for the sale of sick puppies and kittens. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1852  HD.1504 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1852) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to diabetes prevention. Public Health.
H.1867  HD.1785 By Representatives Donato of Medford and Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1867) of Paul J. Donato, Kay Khan and others relative to nurse practitioner services and related care. Public Health.
S.1868  SD.1924 By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1868) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and John C. Velis for legislation relative to recognition of the "Honor and Remember" flag in the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1870  HD.893 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1870) of Shawn Dooley and others for legislation to authorize trauma kits, so-called and trained designees in certain public buildings. Public Health.
H.1875  HD.3710 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1875) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to establish voluntary training programs for medical and nursing schools in best practices for the care of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Public Health.
H.1888  HD.767 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1888) of Sean Garballey and others relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers. Public Health.
H.1889  HD.772 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1889) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to establish an integrated state plan related to the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism spectrum disorders, and to create an advisory committee on intellectual and developmental disabilities. Public Health.
H.1892  HD.1801 By Messrs. Garballey of Arlington and Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1892) of Sean Garballey and others relative to access to original birth certificates to persons born in the Commonwealth. Public Health.
H.1916  HD.3436 By Representatives Hogan of Stow and Pignatelli of Lee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1916) of Kate Hogan, Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to expand patient access to oral health care. Public Health.
H.1938  HD.1166 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1938) of Mary S. Keefe and others relative to adherence to nationally recognized emergency cardiovascular care guidelines to improving the outcomes for sudden cardiac arrest. Public Health.
H.1951  HD.3482 By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1951) of John J. Lawn, Jr., and others relative to the sale of tobacco to minors. Public Health.
H.2012  HD.2182 By Messrs. Vega of Holyoke and Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2012) of Aaron Vega, Tackey Chan and others relative to the funding and management of the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund. Public Health.
S.2042  SD.847 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2042) of William N. Brownsberger, Michael F. Rush, Mike Connolly, Sean Garballey and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce traffic fatalities. Transportation.
H.2073  HD.630 By Mr. Hawkins of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2073) of James K. Hawkins and others relative to benefits for county sheriffs' correction officers and jail officers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.2101  SD.2075 By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2101) of Donald F. Humason, Jr., John C. Velis, Aaron Vega, Bud L. Williams and others for legislation relative to Purple Heart registration plates. Transportation.
S.2120  SD.1383 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2120) of Mark C. Montigny, William N. Brownsberger, Christina A. Minicucci, Smitty Pignatelli and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent driver distraction and motor vehicle fatalities. Transportation.
H.2139  HD.3434 By Mr. Tucker of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2139) of Paul F. Tucker and others relative to the training of law enforcement officers and correction officers for interactions with persons on the autism spectrum. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2149  HD.2612 By Mr. Walsh of Peabody, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2149) of Thomas P. Walsh and others for legislation to establish the Massachusetts law enforcement memorial fund. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2152  HD.1551 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2152) of Timothy R. Whelan and others relative to emergency response in an active shooter or hostile event situation. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2164  HD.261 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2164) of Bruce J. Ayers and others relative to option (D) survivor allowance beneficiaries. Public Service.
H.2179  HD.3115 By Mr. Capano of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2179) of Peter Capano and others relative to the Group Insurance Commission. Public Service.
S.2197  SD.2390 By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2197) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and John C. Velis (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to allow the city of Westfield to set the salary of the city clerk as the clerk of the city council through local process. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2200  HD.812 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2200) of Tackey Chan and others relative to the Massachusetts teachers' retirement system. Public Service.
H.2207  HD.2553 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2207) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to mandatory coverage for certain health screenings for firefighters. Public Service.
H.2210  HD.907 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2210) of Daniel R. Cullinane and others for legislation to expand the cancer presumption for firefighters. Public Service.
H.2215  HD.3839 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2215) of Mark J. Cusack and others relative to Group Insurance Commission dental and vision benefits for municipal employees. Public Service.
H.2224  HD.3729 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2224) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to injury disability retirement application for firefighters. Public Service.
H.2232  HD.883 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2232) of Daniel M. Donahue and others relative to cost of living adjustments, insurance and other benefits for certain public retirees. Public Service.
S.2247  SD.2266 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2247) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William N. Brownsberger, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and John C. Velis for legislation relative to benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
H.2261  HD.3089 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2261) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to creating a rebuttable presumption of job relatedness for certain public safety personnel suffering from disabling conditions caused by exposure to infectious diseases. Public Service.
S.2284  SD.2429 By Mr. Cyr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2284) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Julian Cyr, Joanne M. Comerford, Kate Hogan, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish an interagency PFAS task force. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2322  HD.1102 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2322) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to include certain faculty employed at public institutions of higher education in the retirement system for public employees. Public Service.
H.2361  HD.2742 By Mr. Ryan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2361) of Daniel J. Ryan and others relative to medical and physical fitness examinations for police officers and firefighters. Public Service.
H.2362  HD.2747 By Mr. Ryan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2362) of Daniel J. Ryan and others for legislation to establish the Robert T. Kilduff firefighters cancer network. Public Service.
H.2366  HD.1615 By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2366) of Todd M. Smola and others for legislation to include certain certified emergency telecommunicators in Group 2 of the contributory retirement system for public employees. Public Service.
H.2370  HD.2977 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2370) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others relative to creditable service benefits for certain veterans. Public Service.
H.2380  HD.1344 By Representative Walsh of Peabody and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2380) of Thomas P. Walsh, Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to providing the next of kin of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty with the flags of the Commonwealth and the United States. Public Service.
H.2393  HD.207 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2393) of Bruce J. Ayers and others for legislation to provide a donation check-off box on state tax returns for the establishment of the Y.M.C.A youth and government fund. Revenue.
H.2419  HD.388 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2419) of Tackey Chan and others relative to the expiration date of the film tax credit. Revenue.
H.2463  HD.2835 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2463) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to community preservation revenue. Revenue.
H.2608  HD.1405 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2608) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to establish the family caregiver tax credit. Revenue.
H.2653  HD.808 By Messrs. Vargas of Haverhill and Madaro of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2653) of Andres X. Vargas, Adrian C. Madaro and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to assess certain taxes for financing regional transportation needs and investments. Revenue.
H.2696  HD.1351 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2696) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to the definition of fraud in public construction bid laws. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2714  HD.3496 By Mr. Hay of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2714) of Stephan Hay and others relative to Chapter 30B procurement. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2810  HD.2370 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2810) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to the promotion green infrastructure and reduction of carbon emissions. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2832  HD.580 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2832) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to energy savings efficiency, so called Energy SAVE. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2836  HD.3092 By Representatives Decker of Cambridge and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2836) of Marjorie C. Decker, Sean Garballey and others relative to renewable energy. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2841  HD.3103 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2841) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others that the Division of Energy Resources be directed to expand the green communities program to mitigate climate change. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2853  HD.3717 By Mr. Fernandes of Falmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2853) of Dylan A. Fernandes and others for legislation to provide local option for communities to choose energy projects. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2863  HD.3054 By Representative Golden of Lowell and Senator Gobi, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2863) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., Anne M. Gobi and others relative to greenhouse gas emissions standards for municipal lighting plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2887  HD.3891 By Mr. Madaro of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2887) of Adrian C. Madaro and others relative to an energy assessment and a residential energy performance label system for use by sellers of residential dwellings. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2896  HD.2529 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2896) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to establish a solar program to encourage the development of solar photovoltaic technology. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2934  HD.576 By Representatives Ehrlich of Marblehead and Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2934) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the use of elephants, big cats, primates, and bears in traveling exhibits and shows. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.3008  HD.3009 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lesser, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3008) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Eric P. Lesser and others for legislation to authorize the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs to establish the modern and sustainable solutions for transportation trust fund. Transportation.
H.3014  HD.1596 By Messrs. Fernandes of Falmouth and Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3014) of Dylan A. Fernandes, Jonathan Hecht and others relative to electric bicycles. Transportation.
H.3118  HD.1653 By Messrs. Rogers of Cambridge and Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3118) of David M. Rogers, Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to reduce traffic fatalities by reducing crashes and incidents involving a motor vehicle and certain vulnerable users. Transportation.
H.3166  HD.1968 By Mr. Ultrino of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3166) of Steven Ultrino and others for legislation to authorize Massachusetts fallen firefighter memorial motorcycle license plates. Transportation.
H.3179  HD.1534 By Messrs. Wagner of Chicopee and Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3179) of Joseph F. Wagner, Paul J. Donato and others relative to requiring the hands-free use of mobile telephones while driving. Transportation.
H.3180  HD.1341 By Representative Walsh of Peabody and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3180) of Thomas P. Walsh, Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to establishing the Blue Star Family license plate in honor of police officers killed in the line of duty. Transportation.
H.3441  HD.986 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3441) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others that correction officers of county sheriffs' offices use the same pay scale and rates as correction officers employed by the Department of Correction. The Judiciary.
H.3487  HD.1893 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3487) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to safe patient handling in certain health facilities. Public Health.
H.3491  HD.3853 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3491) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to establish safeguards to prevent death and disability from stroke. Public Health.
H.3500  HD.3012 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3500) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to certain flame retardants. Public Health.
H.3511  HD.3591 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3511) of Brian M. Ashe and others that the commissioner of Public Health be authorized to establish a marijuana addiction treatment fund. Cannabis Policy.
H.3549  HD.110 By Mr. Mahoney of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3549) of John J. Mahoney and others for legislation to promote economic development and market access for emerging breweries. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3556  HD.3227 By Messrs. Garballey of Arlington and Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3556) of Sean Garballey, John J. Lawn, Jr., and others relative to coverage for disease modifying prescription drugs for treatment of multiple sclerosis. Financial Services.
H.3661  HD.3590 By Mr. Hawkins of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3661) of James K. Hawkins and others relative to the reduction of certain toxic chemicals in firefighter personal protective equipment. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3785  HD.2909 By Mr. McGonagle of Everett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3785) of Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr., and others relative to disability or death caused by post-traumatic stress disorder for certain members of state retirement systems. Public Service.
H.3790  HD.3553 By Mr. Murray of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3790) of Brian W. Murray and others relative to a certain property tax exemption for the elderly. Revenue.
H.3835  HD.1130 By Representative Garlick of Needham and Senator Finegold, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3835) of Denise C. Garlick, Barry R. Finegold and others relative to the employment of human service workers. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.3839  HD.3750 By Mr. Lewis of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3839) of Jack Patrick Lewis and others for legislation to ban the use of certain chemicals in food packaging. Public Health.
H.3851  HD.4204 By Representatives Hogan of Stow and Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kate Hogan, Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to establish a task force to review and investigate water and ground contamination of per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3890  HD.1360 By Mr. Crocker of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3890) of William L. Crocker, Jr., and others for legislation to authorize cities and towns to freeze the property taxes of senior citizens. Revenue.
H.3911  HD.4172 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James Arciero and others relative to representation of special education parent advisory councils on school committees. Education.
H.1886  HD.3183 By Mr. Galvin of Canton (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1886) of Daniel Harvey and others that the Department of Public Health be authorized to establish a Parkinson's disease public information and education program. Public Health. This bill is by request. *
* — Legislator is not a sponsor of this measure.