David P. Linsky 186th (2009 - 2010) Representative

D Natick
David P. Linsky


State House
Room 146
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2575
Fax: 617-722-2238
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.58 SD515 For legislation relating to anti-human trafficking and protection
S.68 SD903 For legislation relative to families and children engaged in services
S.70 SD994 For legislation to provide habilitative services to the children of the Commonwealth
S.71 SD1066 For legislation to support strong families by providing paid family and medical leave, increasing tax deductions, and establishing a work-family council.
H.109 HD1224 For legislation to prohibit the use of health data for marketing purposes
H.153 HD1040 That the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education in meeting the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder collaborate with parents of children with autism
H.155 HD1109 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of services that support individuals with autistic spectrum disorders
H.156 HD1155 Relative to establishing a pilot program for adults with Asperger syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders
H.176 HD3945 For legislation to replace the words “mental retardation” in the General Laws with the words “developmental disabilities"
S.222 SD897 For legislation to maintain short term objectives for students with disabilities
H.239 HD1054 Relative to consumer gift cards
H.242 HD180 For legislation to establish a car buyer bill of rights
H.267 HD728 Relative to rebate reform and consumer protection in social referral service contracts
S.272 SD318 For legislation to establish a charter school working group
S.273 SD1006 For legislation to improve science education in the Commonwealth
S.275 SD1067 For legislation relative to the special education circuit breaker
S.276 SD1474 For legislation to promote out-of school time programing and community education for children and families in the Commonwealth
S.277 SD1612 For legislation to promote the building of full service schools
S.278 SD1968 For legislation to fulfill the promise of education reform adequate funding for student success
H.344 HD653 For legislation to impose a penalty for the devocalization of dogs and cats
H.445 HD309 For legislation to provide for reimbursement to cities and towns for extraordinary special education costs
H.460 HD1049 For legislation to provide greater financial cost share of special education to sending districts under the special education circuit breaker
H.461 HD2343 Relative to the appeals process in MCAS exams
H.464 HD2031 For legislation to include military reservation students into state reimbursement aid
H.467 HD3316 That certain students accepted into post-secondary educational programs be granted a competency determination, notwithstanding performance on the MCAS test
H.468 HD3319 Relative to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities
H.470 HD3355 Relative to establishing a school counseling leadership pilot project to accelerate college and career readiness in the public schools
H.471 HD3364 For legislation to institute college and career readiness through six-year career plans for public school students
H.487 HD2295 For legislation to provide equal opportunity for special education
H.493 HD3941 Relative to coursework and a practicum for previously licensed special education teachers and rehabilitation counselors
H.502 HD1957 That parents, legal guardians and teachers be provided with copies of each students MCAS exam prior to public disclosure of scores
H.503 HD3210 For legislation to include librarians in the foundation budget for school districts
H.504 HD3212 That the Board of Education be authorized to provide multiple forms of assessments in determining the level of competency under the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) for students in the Commonwealth
H.505 HD3213 That the Board of Education be required to provide resources for the testing of students in science and technology under the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS)
H.506 HD3220 For legislation to establish a charter school working group to study the costs and benefits of charter schools
S.543 SD392 For legislation to regard MassHealth applications
H.551 HD3937 Relative to the annual street list for voters
H.564 HD3223 For legislation to establish an election day registration task force (including members of the General Court) to undertake a study of election day registration
H.576 HD421 For legislation to provide for the registration of voters on election days
S.582 SD305 For legislation relative to spousal waiver for home and community based services for physically disabled adults age 60 and under
S.614 SD57 For legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations
S.616 SD426 For legislation relative to creating a loan forgiveness program for direct care human service workers
H.618 HD1126 For legislation to grant a tax credit for persons hiring employees with autism spectrum disorders
H.624 HD238 For legislation to allow the non-profit corporation Home of the Brave, Inc., to construct and operate public homes for veterans
S.738 SD1633 For legislation to establish a public guardianship commission
S.748 SD56 For legislation relative to the civil commitment for alcoholism or substance abuse at certain facilities
H.757 HD3093 For legislation to promote safe alternatives to toxic chemicals
S.788 SD1529 For legislation relative to studying electronic methods to make municipalities more cost effective .
S.797 SD350 For legislation relative to surgical technology
H.833 HD3211 Relative to producer responsibility for discarded electronic products
S.860 SD1219 For legislation relative to home health aides
H.888 HD739 Relative to appeals of motor vehicle insurance surcharges
H.890 HD1070 For legislation to provide health insurance coverage for tobacco use cessation treatment
S.895 SD998 For legislation to create a metro west public health district
S.896 SD1681 For legislation relative to women’s health and cancer recovery
S.918 SD212 For legislation relative to missing persons
S.933 SD1670 For legislation relative to the prevention of illegal trafficking and gun violence among youth in the Commonwealth
H.940 HD1772 Relative to health insurance for human service providers and their employees
S.950 SD880 For legislation to establish a primary seat belt law
H.1298 HD744 Relative to health benefits for certain attorneys representing indigent persons
S.1332 SD3 For legislation to create property tax credits for individuals with disabilities
S.1334 SD312 For legislation to allow single family homeowners to deduct their municipal water, sewer and trash fees from their state income tax
S.1338 SD1652 For legislation relative to local excise tax on charges of meals served to the public
S.1339 SD1654 For legislation relative to room occupancy local excise tax
S.1351 SD1123 For legislation relative to tax deductions for student activities and athletics fees
S.1534 SD309 For legislation to establish a cell phone users bill of rights
H.1534 HD2030 For legislation to convene a statewide grand jury
S.1559 SD502 For legislation to protect and enhance the rights of child and adult victims and witnesses of crime
S.1610 SD1535 For legislation relative to public health
S.1687 SD389 For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
H.1708 HD1213 Relative to equal access to civil marriage
H.1715 HD3235 For legislation to raise the dollar limit of claims filed in small claims court
H.1728 HD431 Relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
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
S.1756 SD1240 For legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
H.1785 HD3352 Relative to the determination of alimony payments
S.1802 SD315 For legislation to promote consumer rights and enhance exemptions in the small claims courts
H.1815 HD1726 For legislation to require employers to grant paid sick leave days for employees in the Commonwealth
H.1856 HD1239 For legislation to establish a greyhound workers’ re-training and support fund to assist displaced commercial dog track workers
H.1937 HD2486 Relative to juvenile mental health and substance abuse
S.1959 SD1070 For legislation relative To fairness and equity In regional transportation planning.
S.1961 SD1923 For legislation relative to freezing the tolls
S.1962 SD1927 For legislation to grant authority to the secretary of the executive office of transportation and public works to charge and collect tolls at the borders of the Commonwealth
S.1963 SD1969 For legislation to establish funding for existing transportation systems in the Commonwealth
H.2080 HD1708 For legislation to establish a board of registration in midwifery
H.2092 HD638 For legislation to promote proper school nutrition
H.2111 HD1953 For legislation to further regulate the auditing of pharmacies
H.2127 HD852 For legislation to establish a health care trust for the preservation of the health care system of the Commonwealth
S.2175 SD2080 For legislation relative to voting equipment
H.2972 HD3716 That the Secretary for Administration and Finance establish a searchable budget database website that includes revenue, expenditure and funding information
H.2991 HD2483 Relative to bulk purchasing by state agencies
H.3113 HD3396 Relative to reusable beverage containers
H.3125 HD2974 For legislation to expand the definition of "beverage containers" under the bottle bill, so-called
H.3148 HD3187 That the State Secretary be authorized to publish a history of slavery in the Commonwealth
H.3228 HD3640 For legislation to provide for maintenance costs for the Metropolitan Highway System through electronic tolling
H.3289 HD3366 For legislation to authorize transportation revenues to be collected in high occupancy vehicle lanes from single passenger vehicles on Route I-93
H.3290 HD3383 That tolls paid by motorists be used only for the road, highway or bridge on which the toll or fee is charged or collected
H.3434 HD1266 Relative to the teaching of health education in schools
H.3438 HD1398 For legislation to protect from net loss public lands or easements taken or acquired for natural resource
H.3461 HD1277 Relative to condominium elections
H.3515 HD1314 Relative to further regulating recycling rates and expanding the bottle bill, so-called
H.3533 HD1253 Relative to the enforcement of certain civil rights laws
H.3546 HD2242 Relative to protecting residents of the commonwealth from door-to-door solicitors
H.3547 HD1634 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of methods to develop an index of creative and innovative education in the Commonwealth
H.3568 HD2265 For legislation to encourage licensed social workers to work in child welfare and human services programs
H.3586 HD1439 Relative to the coordination of mental health care for children
H.3645 HD2757 Relative to cueing and supervision in the personal care attendant program
H.3764 HD2745 Relative to energy efficient lighting, energy conservation and light pollution reduction
H.3803 HD1117 Relative to establishing a three year phase in of transportation costs into the special education circuit breaker.
H.3804 HD1180 For legislation to control bullying of children with autism spectrum disorder
H.3809 HD984 Relative to insurance coverage for autism
H.3912 HD900 Relative to the establishment of a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
H.4033 HD4144 Relative to transportation financing
H.4079 HD1090 For legislation to reimburse cities and towns for certain special education transportation costs
H.4293 HD4530 Relative to economic crimes involving monetary instruments or other property known to be derived from criminal activity
H.4471 HD4770 Relative to establishing a public health Lyme disease research institute at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
H.4529 HD4871 Relative to defining the dissemination of obscene material
H.4699 HD4948 Relative to the classification of and response to natural gas leaks
H.4730 HD4869 For legislation to restrict calllers from using certain automatic dialing devices for sending informaion to subscribers of telephone services

David Paul Linsky is the State Representative for the 5th Middlesex House District representing the towns of Natick, Sherborn, and Millis. He was first elected to the seat in 1999. Representative Linsky serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Post Audit & Oversight and as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Federal Stimulus Oversight. Prior to joining the State Legislature, Representative Linsky served as Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County for fourteen years, during which he prosecuted hundreds of cases including sexual assault, murder, and white collar crime. He is currently an active practicing trial attorney and a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Linsky, a life-long Natick resident, was educated within the Natick Public Schools and is a graduate of Natick High School. He earned his B.A. from Colby College in 1979 and his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1982. Linsky has three sons.

Personal Information

Profession: Attorney
Children: 3

Education & Public Service

  • Colby College, B.A. 79
  • Boston College Law School, J.D. 82
  • Career Prosecutor School Houston, Texas
  • Natick Democratic Town Committee, Natick Town Meeting 1980 - 1999
  • Natick Conservation Commission 1984 - 1988; Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney (1983 - 1988), (1991 - 1999)
  • Chairman, House Committee on Post Audit & Oversight
  • House Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Stimulus Oversight
Fifth Middlesex, Consisting of Natick; Sherborn; Millis: Precincts 2, 3 (Norfolk Co.)