Byron Rushing 186th (2009 - 2010) Assistant Majority Leader

D Boston (South End)
Byron Rushing


State House
Room 234
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2783
Fax: 617-722-2238
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.38 SD1635 For legislation to promote asset development in transitional assistance programs
S.58 SD515 For legislation relating to anti-human trafficking and protection
S.136 SD697 For legislation to reduce unwanted communications from creditors to protect the peace and privacy of residents
S.183 SD1163 For legislation to futher regulate pawn shops and dealers of second articles
S.200 SD452 For legislation to clarify and enhance privacy protections for electronic health records
H.247 HD2229 For legislation to establish a board of certification of community health workers in the Division of Health Professions Licensure
H.266 HD989 For legislation to further regulate the practice of psychotherapy
S.278 SD1968 For legislation to fulfill the promise of education reform adequate funding for student success
H.317 HD3374 For legislation to regulate the direct shipment of wines
H.333 HD1819 Relative to economic development and fiscal accountability
S.447 SD1306 For legislation to protect consumers from unsolicited loans
H.483 HD3250 Relative to the prevention of bullying in the public schools
H.523 HD769 Relative to establishing a YouthBuild program in the Commonwealth
S.525 SD1787 For legislation relative to the disclosure of consumer loans
S.537 SD1677 For legislation to assure equitable health coverage for all children
H.605 HD4249 That the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health develop health risk assessment guidelines of proposed school construction sites
H.619 HD4292 Relative to the taxation of real property of charitable organizations
H.660 HD2035 Relative to the agreement among states to elect the President by national popular vote
S.666 SD1309 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
S.678 SD1605 For legislation to establish uniform wage compliance and recordkeeping
H.731 HD1879 For legislation to limit outdoor night lighting, conserve energy and reduce light pollution
H.757 HD3093 For legislation to promote safe alternatives to toxic chemicals
H.776 HD1138 For legislation to establish a food policy council to enhance the agricultural economy and improve nutritional health in the Commonwealth
S.810 SD1563 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth.
S.811 SD1586 For legislation to establish community based grant programs to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth.
S.821 SD1449 For legislation relative to HIVAIDS education and prevention in the commonwealth
H.852 HD2238 For legislation to protect groundwater
H.853 HD2966 Relative to the protection of certain public parks from the construction of certain high-rise structures
S.931 SD566 For legislation relative to the Commonwealth Fusion Center and other intelligence data centers.
H.1028 HD1528 Relative to improving asthma health care coverage management
H.1087 HD1077 For legislation to establish a program of managed care to provide primary and preventive health care services for uninsured dependent and adopted youths from birth through age eighteen
H.1101 HD2073 For legislation to expand access to dental coverage
H.1175 HD3189 Relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions
S.1176 SD1843 For legislation relative to binding arbitration
H.1232 HD1191 For legislation to protect tenants in foreclosed properties from evictions
H.1237 HD1069 For legislation to establish a public housing inovation program
H.1276 HD1458 Relative to confinement conditions and treatment of prisoners with mental illness
S.1388 SD1788 For legislation to require certain disclosures to be made by a tax preparer facilitating the advance of monies prior to the receipt
H.1510 HD3480 For legislation to establish a moratorium on foreclosures of certain property and providing for judicial review of all such mortgage foreclosures in the Commonwealth
S.1687 SD389 For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
S.1712 SD731 For legislation to further regulate debt collection
H.1728 HD431 Relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
H.1729 HD3209 For legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages
H.1745 HD3877 For legislation to further regulate the performance of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health
H.1746 HD3885 Relative to consent and counseling for certain pregnant minors
H.1750 HD2855 For legislation to prohibit tethering, leashing or the use of certain other restraints of prisoners participating in work release programs
H.1754 HD3731 Relative to further regulating the school zone law for drug offenses
H.1755 HD3732 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offenses
H.1815 HD1726 For legislation to require employers to grant paid sick leave days for employees in the Commonwealth
H.1851 HD1131 Relative to language restrictions in the workplace
S.1953 SD1938 For legislation relative to safe transportation infrastructure
S.1988 SD1905 For legislation relative to improved sidewalk accesability
H.2034 HD2168 Relative to the issuance of certificates by registers of probate for certain persons changing marriage names
H.2054 HD1151 For legislation to restrict the sale of tobacco products at locations where health professionals are employed
H.2160 HD3216 For legislation to regulate the medical use of marijuana by patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health
H.2171 HD3730 Relative to the payment of funeral expenses of indigent persons
H.2240 HD2313 Relative to establishin a a Massachusetts correction commission (including members of the General Court) to study, review and report on activities of the Department of Correction
H.2846 HD964 Relative to raising a tax for the purposes of funding public schools
H.2959 HD3849 Relative to establishing a searchable website of state expenditures
H.3064 HD1820 For legislation to limit outdoor night lighting, conserve energy and reduce light pollution
H.3170 HD1181 That visiting nurses be exempt from certain parking regulations in cities and towns
H.3227 HD2769 For legislation to preserve the right of way for the North/South rail link
H.3262 HD1034 For legislation to eliminate certain tolls and to raise the tax imposed on gasoline
H.3266 HD956 Relative to designating the state transportation library as the George M. Sanborn Library
H.3326 HD985 Relative to increasing the tax on gasoline and the raising of fares by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
H.3362 HD1203 Relative to transportation services to historic areas
H.3363 HD2090 Relative to renaming the "Copley Station" and the "Science Park Station" by the Massachusetts Bay Transportaion Authority
H.3364 HD2112 Relative to air rights over the Massachusetts Turnpike
H.3365 HD2176 Relative to safe transportation infrastructure
H.3434 HD1266 Relative to the teaching of health education in schools
H.3463 HD1366 Relative to preserving publicly assisted affordable housing
H.3476 HD819 Relative to establishing a board of registration in naturopathy and further regulating naturopathic health care
H.3523 HD1260 Relative to the dissemination of certain criminal offender record information
H.3537 HD1248 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions
H.3573 HD1557 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
H.3585 HD1433 Relative to the care and treatment of people with mental illness in hospital emergency rooms
H.3665 HD1498 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative bilingual ballots in the city of Boston
H.3751 HD2648 Relative to a local options meals tax
H.3758 HD3221 For the annual proclamation by the Governor of the fourth Friday in September as City Year Day
H.3805 HD1174 Relative to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and improving access to services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elderly persons
H.3831 HD3908 Relative to the retirement system for certain same sex married persons who are public employees
H.3954 HD4117 Relative to establishing a substance abuse health protection fund with collections from the sale of certain alcoholic beverages
H.4013 HD4149 Relative to the establishment of cultural districts
H.4033 HD4144 Relative to transportation financing
H.4750 HD4572 Relative to the opening and closing of swimming pools under the jurisdication of the Department of Conservation and Recreation

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • New York City and Syracuse Public Schools
  • Harvard College
  • M.I.T.
  • Ward 4 Democratic Committee
  • Mass. House 1983 - present
Ninth Suffolk, Consisting of Boston: Ward 4: Precincts 2, 4, 5, 7, Ward 5: Precincts 2, 10, Ward 8: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4; Ward 9: Precincts 1, 2, 3.