Denise Provost Representative

D Somerville
Denise Provost

Addresses

State House
Room 473B
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2263
Fax: 617-626-0548
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Bill Docket Bill Title
S.17 SD626 For legislation to safeguard the confidentiality of prescribing information
S.36 SD1688 For legislation to bring child support home
S.37 SD607 For legislation relative to Workers’ Pathways to Self Sufficiency
S.38 SD1635 For legislation to promote asset development in transitional assistance programs
S.39 SD1376 For legislation to ensure continuity of health coverage for children
S.45 SD1437 For legislation to create and authorize level iv behavioral treatment interventions
S.46 SD1468 For legislation to create a special commission on behavior modification
S.47 SD1520 For legislation relative to behavior analysts
S.54 SD1413 For legislation to ensure access to basic health care for children and young adults
S.55 SD4 For legislation to improve quality in early education and care by family child care proviers
S.58 SD515 For legislation relating to anti-human trafficking and protection
S.84 SD1568 For legislation relative to reckless endangerment
H.109 HD1224 For legislation to prohibit the use of health data for marketing purposes
H.133 HD1153 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the impact of undocumented aliens
S.136 SD697 For legislation to reduce unwanted communications from creditors to protect the peace and privacy of residents
H.142 HD2420 Relative to the disclosure of certain information by the Disabled Persons Protection Commission
H.144 HD2433 For legislation to further define the authority of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission
H.150 HD703 Relative to waiting lists for services of the Department of Mental Retardation
H.152 HD997 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
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.154 HD1071 Relative to the humane treatment of disabled persons
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.175 HD1245 Relative to ensuring equal access to programs, projects or activity for the provision of services, financial aid or other benefits services for all residents of the Commonwealth
S.176 SD983 For legislation relative to authorizing the direct shipment of wins
H.181 HD2058 Relative to the licensure of behavior analysts
H.182 HD2281 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the use of behavior modification techniques used in the Commonwealth
H.183 HD2294 That the Department of Mental Retardation be authorized to establish Level IV behavioral treatment interventions
S.183 SD1163 For legislation to futher regulate pawn shops and dealers of second articles
H.188 HD3905 Relative to the continuation of eligiblity for medical benefits for certain children
H.189 HD3719 For legislation to establish an office of youth development within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
S.190 SD125 For legislation to require the disclosure of check cashing and money transfer fees
S.195 SD374 For legislation to promote biothermal energy
H.199 HD731 Providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to creating and expanding access to opportunity in low-opportunity communities
H.209 HD758 Relative to the Massachusetts Community Develoment Finance Corporation
H.210 HD770 Relative to community development and the Massachusetts Community Development Corporation
H.224 HD1446 Relative to the licensing and qualifications of psychotherapist
S.233 SD149 For legislation relative to bullying
S.237 SD489 For legislation relative to data collected for charter schools
H.239 HD1054 Relative to consumer gift cards
H.254 HD1079 Relative to unfair and deceptive trade practices involving material representations in advertising
H.266 HD989 For legislation to further regulate the practice of psychotherapy
H.267 HD728 Relative to rebate reform and consumer protection in social referral service contracts
S.278 SD1968 For legislation to fulfill the promise of education reform adequate funding for student success
H.282 HD1821 For legislation to protect the rights of consumers in motor vehicle repair transactions
S.299 SD1502 For legislation relative to financial literacy in schools.
S.307 SD353 For legislation to supervize the personal care attendant program
S.308 SD354 For legislation to correct income calculation for spouses of nursing home residents
H.316 HD760 Relative to the protection of consumers from identity theft
S.316 SD1510 For legislation to protect against unfair prescription drug practices.
H.321 HD1179 For legislation to further regulate consumer rebates on certain purchases
H.322 HD2592 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the distribution formula of the State Lottery
S.328 SD120 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance for long term care residents
H.328 HD881 For legislation to regulate the record-keeping procedures of scrap metal dealers
H.333 HD1819 Relative to economic development and fiscal accountability
H.341 HD1166 For legislation to establish a commission on international trade policy and international trade agreements
S.343 SD304 For legislation to prohibit campaign signs on public property
H.344 HD653 For legislation to impose a penalty for the devocalization of dogs and cats
S.345 SD704 For legislation to authorize cities, towns, and regional districts to send certain information to registered voters
S.346 SD1768 For legislation relative to fundraising receptions during budget deliberations
S.347 SD2008 For legislation to restore public confidence in government by eliminating pay-to-play opportunities
S.348 SD2009 For legislation to ensure the freedom to vote in the Commonwealth
H.365 HD1029 Relative to allied health instructors at vocational schools
S.366 SD1952 For legislation to regulate the use of off highway and recreation vehicles
H.366 HD1475 For legislation to establish local school health advisory councils
H.387 HD949 Relative to an alternate MCAS completion plan for students with certain disabilities
S.388 SD1696 For legislation to promote healthy communities and the environment
S.394 SD290 For legislation relative to notification of oil and hazardous waste material release
S.395 SD293 For legislation to prohibit the use of plastic bags in certain stores
S.396 SD296 For legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth
S.397 SD298 For legislation that provisions be made to establish a wildlife management commission
H.398 HD2118 For legislation to provide a bittering agent in engine coolant and antifreeze
S.398 SD805 For legislation to provide public input into changes to public lands and buildings located thereon
S.401 SD1609 For legislation to establish a water infrastructure finance commission
H.401 HD1521 Relative to student testing in the public schools
H.402 HD2440 For legislation to provide for a comprehensive health education program in the public schools.
H.403 HD2552 For legislation to provide for local control of health education curriculums
H.404 HD2767 Relative to establishing a physical education requirement in the public schools
H.407 HD2362 Relative to including personal financial literacy in the math curriculum for all school grade levels
H.413 HD3742 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of child suicide
H.417 HD3749 For the establishment of a charter school working group (including members of the General Court) to study the financing of restrictions imposed upon and innovations promoted by charter schools
S.422 SD979 For legislation relative to farmers markets
S.432 SD1035 For legislation to protect children from toxic toys
S.443 SD126 For legislation relative to antique barometers
H.445 HD309 For legislation to provide for reimbursement to cities and towns for extraordinary special education costs
S.447 SD1306 For legislation to protect consumers from unsolicited loans
H.450 HD637 Relative to the public health impact of commercialism in schools
H.451 HD650 Relative to creating a commission to regulate commercialism in the public schools
H.453 HD1551 Relative to the teaching of teen dating violence policies in the public schools
H.457 HD3252 Relative to the teacing of physical education in the public schools
H.459 HD1023 Relative to special education reimbursements for in district students
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.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.476 HD3085 Relative to the disclosure of information of interscholastic athletic authorized agents and post season competitions
H.479 HD776 For legislation to provide parity for local public school tuition payments for Commonwealth charter schools
H.494 HD2573 For legislation to improve early education and care for chiildren by family child care providers
H.500 HD333 Relative to the recruitment of high school students into the armed forces of the United States
H.501 HD337 For legislation to establish a pilot grant program relative to "mobile students", so-called
H.519 HD3723 Relative to repealing the testing requirements for graduation under the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
S.522 SD130 For legislation to reduce automobile insurance costs and premiums in the Commonwealth.
S.525 SD1787 For legislation relative to the disclosure of consumer loans
H.530 HD2577 Relaltive to early childhood education and care in the Commonwealth
S.537 SD1677 For legislation to assure equitable health coverage for all children
H.538 HD709 Relative to requiring nursing homes to provide information and request directives regarding end of life issues from new residents
S.547 SD768 For legislation to make technical corrections to health care practitioner and pharmeceutical and medical device manufacture conduct
S.549 SD1463 For legislation relative to health care affordability
S.550 SD1524 For legislation relative to shared responsibility in health reform.
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.593 SD138 For legislation to support residential care facilities as affordable options for elders and persons with disabilities.
S.597 SD334 For legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations
S.603 SD1982 For legislation relative to equal access to higher education and generating revenue for the commonwealth
S.616 SD426 For legislation relative to creating a loan forgiveness program for direct care human service workers
H.619 HD4292 Relative to the taxation of real property of charitable organizations
S.631 SD292 For legislation to increase recycling by landlords and tenants
S.637 SD529 For legislation to encourage homeownership in foreclosed properties.
H.638 HD1709 Relative to data collection for charter schools
H.647 HD306 Relative to the instant runoff voting method
H.648 HD307 Relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method in primaries
H.649 HD410 Relative to ensuring secure voting equipment
H.650 HD2284 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to a vacancy in the office of Governor or Lieutenant-Governor.
H.651 HD3781 For legislation to further regulate the rights of certain persons to vote
H.652 HD3787 For legislation to provide for audits of election results
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.667 SD2042 For legislation to establish a condominium unit owner bill of rights and responsibilities
H.669 HD3337 For legislation to require certain mayoral candidates to file as a depository with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance
H.672 HD1329 For legislation to enable cities and towns to extend voting rights in municipal elections to certain non-citizens of the Commonwealth
S.678 SD1605 For legislation to establish uniform wage compliance and recordkeeping
H.680 HD1085 Relative to providing for voting by instant runoff method for special elections
H.683 HD3895 Relative to pre-registration of voters prior to their eighteenth birthday
H.684 HD3896 That the Secretary of the Commonwealth be required to promulgate regulations for the implementation of an "instant runoff voting" system providing for preferential voting for Constitutional officers
H.685 HD3897 For legislation to provide for an "instant runoff voting" system for the ranking of candidates by preference in elections for Constitutional officers of the Commonwealth
H.689 HD676 Relative to allowing cities and towns to provide for early voting in elections in the Commonwealth
S.698 SD1894 For legislation to modernize and protect the unemployment insurance system
H.705 HD3879 Relative to the prevention of introduction and dispersal of harmful non-indigenous species in the Commonwealth
H.715 HD1791 Relative to small plot farming
H.719 HD1088 For legislation to require that retail stores supply only recyclable paper bags, compostable plastic bags, or reusable bags
H.725 HD3072 For legislation to prohibit additional incineration of solid waste materials
H.726 HD3104 That manufacturers of mercury-added lamps implement a recycling program
S.728 SD118 For legislation relative to workers’ compensation fraud.
S.729 SD127 For legislation relative to the penalty for failure to provide workers' compensation insurance.
H.731 HD1879 For legislation to limit outdoor night lighting, conserve energy and reduce light pollution
S.734 SD1408 For legislation to examine quality and access to public inpatient behavorial health care in the commonwealth
H.735 HD894 That the Department of Environmental Protection be directed to reinstate the moratorium on the siting and permitting of solid waste landfills
H.737 HD965 Relative to the powers of the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
H.738 HD1219 For legislation to further regulate forest cutting practices
S.741 SD599 For legislation to ensure access to inpatient psychiatric facilities.
S.743 SD682 For legislation relative to the concerning right of persons rereceiving services from programs or facilities of the Department of Mental Health
H.755 HD364 Relative to regulating the use of dangerous pesticides in the Commonwealth
H.756 HD365 For legislation to reduce solid waste in the Commonwealth
H.757 HD3093 For legislation to promote safe alternatives to toxic chemicals
H.758 HD1237 For legislation to provide public notice and input to plans for significant physical alterations to state parks and other public natural resource lands
H.774 HD1129 For legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth
H.775 HD1135 For legislation to amend the conservation restrictions and agricultural preservation statutes
H.798 HD2223 For legislation to prohibit the use plastic bags by retail establishments
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.817 SD286 For legislation to create environmental justice
H.825 HD1400 Relative to establishing a special water infrastructure finance commission to develop a comprehensive, long-range water infrastructure finance plan for the Commonwealth and its municipalities
H.831 HD1958 For legislation to further regulate the sale and disposal of mercury added thermostats
H.833 HD3211 Relative to producer responsibility for discarded electronic products
H.837 HD2827 That the Department of Environmental Protection be directed to establish ambient air standards for asphalt plants and the excavation of materials from the earth
H.838 HD2839 Relative to the protection of water supplies in the Commonwealth
H.839 HD3042 Relative to the groundwater survey program
H.840 HD3050 Relative to the reclamation of land after surface mining has concluded operations
H.841 HD3067 Relative to water pollution control in inland waters
H.842 HD3886 Relative to the labeling of plant seeds
H.847 HD2945 Relative to exempting cities and towns from fees from the Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention and Response Act
H.850 HD675 Relative to regulating the disposal of prescription medication
H.854 HD1340 Relative to reducing Diesel emissions from certain construction vehicles
H.860 HD3270 Relative to regulating insurance premium rates for accident and sickness insurance and long term care insurance
S.872 SD1261 For legislation to prohibit mandatory overtime for the heakth care workforce
H.890 HD1070 For legislation to provide health insurance coverage for tobacco use cessation treatment
S.909 SD1340 For legislation to reduce medication errors in the Commonwealth
H.916 HD1712 Relative to the establishment of branches by a bank or an out-of-state bank in the Commonwealth
H.918 HD1733 For legislation to establish uniformity in the deposit of public monies in certain financial institutions
S.930 SD1566 For legislation to prohibit price gouging during states of emergency
H.930 HD3426 Relative to the health insurance of children of divorced parents
H.931 HD3429 Relative to in-patient care for mastectomies
H.932 HD3447 That health insurance policies be required to provide coverage for the treatment of children with cleft lips and palates
S.933 SD1670 For legislation relative to the prevention of illegal trafficking and gun violence among youth in the Commonwealth
H.951 HD2692 Relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products
H.990 HD3101 Relative to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, employment level and education when determining auto insurance rates
H.1019 HD3593 Relative to the disclosure of federal troubled asset relief program (TARP) funds by banks
S.1030 SD338 For legislation to prohibit state employees from receiving multiple salaries
H.1032 HD2070 Relative to requiring fluoride varnish service coverage in all health insurance policies in the Commonwealth
H.1037 HD764 Relative to providing for pay by the mile motor vehicle insurance
S.1048 SD1398 For legislation to accomodate personal care attendants without a workplace site
H.1083 HD1947 Relative to the insurance partnership program for health care
H.1084 HD1227 That the Secretary for Administration and Finance and the Secretary of Health and Human Services implement a health reform employer responsibility revenue program
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.1100 HD2060 Relative to equitable dental reimbursement rates for services provided to publicly-aided patients
H.1101 HD2073 For legislation to expand access to dental coverage
H.1102 HD2095 For legislation to establish a division of health insurance under the supervision and control of the Commissioner of Health Insurance
H.1107 HD3607 Relative to Health Insurance Transparency
S.1143 SD1204 For legislation relative to eligibility for state group health insurance
H.1157 HD4254 Relative to the purchase of flags substantially manufactured in the United States
H.1164 HD305 That public school teachers be included in the tuition waiver program for public higher educational institutions
H.1175 HD3189 Relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions
S.1222 SD424 For legislation relative to the cost of living adjustment for public retirees
H.1232 HD1191 For legislation to protect tenants in foreclosed properties from evictions
S.1240 SD1940 For legislation to improve the fairness of tax laws
H.1242 HD1198 For legislation to remove certain restrictions for applicants of subsidized public housing
S.1270 SD1595 For legislation to establish the Lung Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Research Fund
S.1271 SD1634 For legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption
S.1273 SD1650 For legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit
H.1276 HD1458 Relative to confinement conditions and treatment of prisoners with mental illness
S.1278 SD1169 For legislation to increase the property tax deferral for seniors
H.1278 HD1199 That motor vehicles used for prostitution or acts of lewdness in cities and towns be deemed public nuisances
H.1303 HD932 For legislation to prevent animal cruelty
H.1309 HD1629 Relative to suits for damages for malicious injuries to pets
H.1310 HD1006 Relative to the imposition of a transfer fee on certain mortgage foreclosures
H.1319 HD1238 For legislation to provide for abuse prevention order protection for animals
S.1327 SD1676 For legislation relative to tax deductions for contributions to college savings plans
H.1346 HD3469 Relative to claims for damages and establishing a claimants trust law
S.1378 SD128 For legislation to extend the senior circuit breaker tax credit to disabled persons.
S.1379 SD1762 For legislation to stabilize neighborhoods
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.1402 HD1035 Relative to eminent domain for the purpose of private development or other private use of the property
H.1403 HD1137 Relative to the acquisition of estates of homestead
H.1404 HD1143 Relative to the operation of snow or recreational vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or narcotic substances
H.1408 HD1643 Relative to making commercial film processors mandated reporters of child abuse and pornography
S.1415 SD1588 For legislation relative to lobbyist reform.
H.1416 HD2437 Relative to the authority of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission to seek restraining orders
S.1432 SD860 For legislation relative to Oversight of Captial Expenditures in the Commonwealth
S.1469 SD1428 For legislation to establish disability history month
S.1487 SD294 For legislation to reinstate the clean environment fund
S.1489 SD943 For legislation to improve recycling rates in the Commonwealth through convenient location of receptacles
H.1499 HD1553 For legislation to include animals in abuse prevention orders
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
H.1511 HD2180 Relative to the crime of identity fraud
H.1514 HD2806 That the Board of Bar Overseers be prohibited from assessing an annual registration fee for attorneys who retire from the practice of law
H.1516 HD3038 For legislation to prevent the illegal trafficking of firearms
H.1517 HD3106 Requiring the inclusion of certain civil rights offense information in the statewide domestic violence record keeping system
H.1518 HD3110 For legislation to establish sentencing guidelines for convictions of criminal offenses in the Commonwealth
H.1527 HD3313 Relative to the registration of deeds and instruments
S.1543 SD129 For legislation relative to double poles.
S.1544 SD133 For legislation relative to consumer protection in energy facility siting.
S.1545 SD134 For legislation to require local approval from neighboring communities in energy facility siting.
S.1546 SD1299 For legislation relative to energy efficiency in affordable housing
S.1559 SD502 For legislation to protect and enhance the rights of child and adult victims and witnesses of crime
S.1602 SD340 For legislation relative to a law student repayment assistance program
S.1604 SD1351 For legislation relatiev to the rate of compensation paid to court appointed attorneys
S.1605 SD1353 For legislation relative to the committee for public counsel services
S.1609 SD1409 For legislation to require just cause for eviction and foreclosed properties
S.1612 SD1616 For legislation to protect homeowners facing foreclosure
H.1650 HD3269 For legislation to provide protection against compelled disclosure of certain information by members of the news media
H.1654 HD3356 Relative to criminal complaints for failure to comply with certain lead poisoning regulations
H.1682 HD3586 Relative to the foreclosure of mortgages for persons on active duty in the armed forces
S.1687 SD389 For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
S.1693 SD1627 For legislation to further regulate sex offender registration
S.1694 SD1978 For legislation relative to victims rights
S.1699 SD48 Relative to responsibility for damages resulting from the transportation of explosive and inflammable materials
S.1705 SD410 For legislation to establish a special commission to examine diversionary justice programs
H.1709 HD1384 Relative to appeals of certain parking violations
S.1712 SD731 For legislation to further regulate debt collection
H.1727 HD338 Relative to the construction of new correctional facilities and providing for an investigation of incarceration and its impact on public safety
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
S.1745 SD497 For legislation relative to regulation and oversight of public charities
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.1747 HD3900 Relative to housing discrimination against victims of domestic violence, rape, sexual assault and stalking
S.1748 SD737 For legislation to amend the dangerousness statute
H.1750 HD2855 For legislation to prohibit tethering, leashing or the use of certain other restraints of prisoners participating in work release programs
S.1751 SD1472 For legislation to establish a moritorium on foreclosures in the commonwealth
H.1751 HD2937 For legislation to provide additional assistance to victims of domestic abuse
H.1755 HD3732 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offenses
H.1778 HD2082 Relative to eminent domain takings
S.1778 SD1642 For legislation to require judicial foreclosure
H.1779 HD2224 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to eminent domain takings
H.1785 HD3352 Relative to the determination of alimony payments
H.1794 HD385 Relative to employment contracts
H.1797 HD878 For legislation to establish a "right to know" policy for certain temporary employees
H.1799 HD1078 Relative to noncompete agreements in which employees engage in activities directly or indirectly competitive with employers
H.1815 HD1726 For legislation to require employers to grant paid sick leave days for employees in the Commonwealth
S.1848 SD1872 For legislation to require commercially reasonable efforts to avoid foreclosure
H.1856 HD1239 For legislation to establish a greyhound workers’ re-training and support fund to assist displaced commercial dog track workers
H.1867 HD2616 For legislation to make certain changes for improvements in the unemployment insurance system
H.1880 HD1299 For legislation to further define comparable worth in the workplace
S.1894 SD218 For legislation to assure that motorcyclists between the ages of 16 and 18 are provided with adequate education
S.1913 SD2036 For legislation relative to license renewal notifications
H.1924 HD3488 Relative to behavioral health benefits
H.1943 HD3884 Relative to the commitment of inhalant substance abusers
H.1947 HD1392 Relative to the treatment of emotionally disturbed prisoners
H.1948 HD1478 Relative to increasing public safety by increasing access to addiction treatment
H.1958 HD3346 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the intake procedures of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
H.1968 HD1508 Relative to the destruction of dangerous dogs
H.1974 HD1124 For legislation to authorize municipalities to provide employment contracts for city solicitors and town counsels
S.1982 SD84 For legislation to provide counseling services and medical leave for crew members of a railroad compnay involved in an accident resulting in loss of life or serious bodily injury
S.1985 SD689 For legislation relative to labor relations governing commuter rail employers working within the boundaries of the Commonwealth
S.1989 SD122 For legislation to provide auto insurance special investigators with access to registry of motor vehicle photographs
S.1990 SD137 For legislation relative to driving with an expired license.
H.2054 HD1151 For legislation to restrict the sale of tobacco products at locations where health professionals are employed
H.2060 HD2681 Relative to the scope of practice by optometrists
H.2072 HD3440 That the Commissioner of Public Health be directed to establish regulations for the return to pharmacies of certain unused medication by health care facilities
H.2077 HD304 That the Department of Public Health be directed to promulgate regulations governing the administration of medication to children in schools
H.2078 HD768 For legislation to require pain assessment and management in health care facilities
H.2080 HD1708 For legislation to establish a board of registration in midwifery
H.2084 HD1780 For legislation to establish an independent expert panel to study medication errors and adverse drug events
H.2092 HD638 For legislation to promote proper school nutrition
H.2093 HD648 For legislation to provide for an evaluation by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services of the impact of employment, education, health care, housing, recreation, financial lending, racism and discrimination on the health of the citizens of the Commonwealth
H.2094 HD688 Relative to air quality in schools and public buildings
H.2101 HD1935 For legislation to require that health care providers and first responders receive certain education and training
H.2103 HD1937 For legislation to require automatic external defibrillators in health and wellness facilities operated by certain charitable organizations
H.2104 HD1938 Relative to mutual aid for local public health emergencies
H.2105 HD1939 Relative to mandatory reporting of overdoses from alcohol or drugs
H.2106 HD1941 Relative to the marketing and distribution of tobacco products
H.2107 HD1945 For legislation to promote better health in public schools through improved contracting with farms in the Commonwealth
H.2108 HD1948 For legislation to regulate the ingredients used in the manufacture of cosmetics
H.2117 HD3838 For legislation to expand the membership of the Board of Registration in Dentistry and providing for the appointment of additional dental hygienists to said board
H.2118 HD1234 That the Advisory Council on Radiation Protection be directed to investigate the use of computed tomography (CT) scans
H.2120 HD1415 Relative to the health care of minors
H.2127 HD852 For legislation to establish a health care trust for the preservation of the health care system of the Commonwealth
S.2136 SD2179 For legislation to authorize the division of capital asset management and maintenance to convey certain land in the city of Somerville to the Somerville Housing Authority
S.2137 SD2189 For legislation relative to Regional Transit Authorities.
H.2141 HD3158 Relative to providing for sharps collection centers for hypodermic needles and lancets on the premises of licensed pharmacies and drug stores
H.2152 HD2114 Relative to the despensing of controlled substances
H.2153 HD2132 For legislation to require health care entities to participate in the federal prescription drug price discount program
H.2154 HD2138 Relative to returning unused pharmaceutical drugs by a health care facility or hospice program to a pharmacy
H.2155 HD2139 Relative to establishing a drug repository program in the Commonwealth
H.2156 HD2141 That the Board of Registration in Pharmacy be authorized to provide for the establishment and operation of a cancer drug repository program
H.2161 HD3218 For legislation to further regulate the use of certain cleaning products in schools, hospitals, day care centers and public housing to provide for a reduction in asthma and other health threats
H.2167 HD3736 Relative to the conducting of site specific, health based risk assessments
H.2168 HD3892 Relative to the definition of genetically engineered material in the labeling of food
H.2179 HD581 For legislation to require physicians to file with the Board of Registration in Medicine information relative to the receipt of gifts and gratuities received from certain corporations
H.2181 HD585 For legislation to establish a physician reporting system for drug overdoses
H.2182 HD923 Relative to safeguarding and monitoring prescription drugs
H.2185 HD3608 Relative to colorectal cancer screenings
H.2189 HD311 For legislation to establish a commission (including members of the General Court) for youth violence and gang prevention
H.2218 HD558 Relative to community leadership, neighborhood-revitalization and urban-violence protection
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.2241 HD3278 Relative to reporting of impaired drivers by health care providers
H.2247 HD1190 For legislation to to improve the ballistic database through microstamping ammunition
H.2249 HD2322 Relative to further regulating the sale and licensing of assault weapons in the Commonwealth
H.2256 HD1833 Relative to jet skis, surf jets, wet bikes, and other watercrafts in municipalities
H.2258 HD658 Relative to the possession of firearms by people with dementia
H.2298 HD580 Relative to seat belt requirements for junior operators of motor vehicles
H.2480 HD3467 Relative to creditable service for retirement purposes for certain public safety officers
H.2483 HD240 Relative to minimum pensions for retirees of city, town, county, region, district or authority retirement systems
H.2484 HD241 Relative to the eligibility of certain faculty for contributory group insurance of public higher educational institutions
H.2485 HD242 Relative to the investment of public pension funds
H.2486 HD243 For legislation to provide creditable service for retirement purposes for certain sabbatical leaves
H.2487 HD244 Relative to cost of living adjustments for retired public employees of the Commonwealth
H.2488 HD414 Relative to certain health insurance options for municipal retirees
H.2489 HD418 For legislation to expand benefits available to municipalities with membership in the Group Insurance Commission
H.2515 HD2051 That certain certified school nurses be included in the definition of "teacher" under the public employees retirement law
H.2522 HD3140 Relative to alternate beneficiaries and continuing survivor allowances for physically or mentally incapacitated persons over eighteen years of age
H.2591 HD1352 For legislation to further regulate the right to strike of public employees
H.2601 HD3219 Relative to retirement options for certain part-time teachers of the University of Massachusetts at Boston
H.2610 HD2893 Relative to personal care attendants without workplace sites under the collective bargaining law for public employees
H.2635 HD574 For legislation to provide for a voluntary check-off deduction for membership in a retiree association or union
H.2665 HD1288 To authorize the Human Resources Division to undertake a study of the job classification system of the Commonwealth
H.2666 HD310 For legislation to improve the earned income credit for working families under the tax laws of the Commonwealth
H.2681 HD1359 Relative to personal property tax exemptions for telecommunication companies
H.2682 HD1377 Relative to the taxation of public land leased for commercial purposes
H.2686 HD1158 For legislation to establish an excise tax on plastic carryout bags in certain retail stores
H.2703 HD948 Relative to motor vehicle excise upon cancellation of registrationon
H.2717 HD3007 Relative to establishing an organ donation registration fund
H.2719 HD914 That recipients of the Purple Heart medal be exempt from imposition of the motor vehicle excise tax
H.2736 HD3179 For legislation to provide for an income tax deduction for fees paid for participation in a pay as you throw waste disposal program
H.2737 HD969 Relative to the calculation of income for spouses of nursing home residents
H.2759 HD1022 Relative to the payment of real estate taxes by certain private schools
H.2766 HD2369 That tobacco tax revenues be used to reduce tobacco use
H.2772 HD2119 Relative to revising the sales and use tax on motor vehicles
H.2773 HD3951 Relative to the excise tax imposed on certain tobacco products
H.2795 HD308 Relative to real estate tax relief for certain owners of residential property
H.2817 HD2334 Relative to the classification of real property for purposes of taxation
H.2824 HD1303 Relative to the taxation of public land used for commercial purposes
H.2833 HD3105 For legislation to provide for an income tax exemption for certain college savings plan contributions
H.2907 HD1206 Relative to telecommunication property taxes paid to cities and towns
H.2937 HD3022 Relative to historic rehabilitation tax credits
H.2938 HD3026 Relative to the historic rehabilitation tax credit program
H.2940 HD863 That cities and towns be authorized to include "transient accommondations" under the room occupancy excise tax
H.2953 HD1784 For legislation to require the filing of justice integrity impact statements with proposed legislation relative to crime, penalties and criminal records
H.2972 HD3716 That the Secretary for Administration and Finance establish a searchable budget database website that includes revenue, expenditure and funding information
H.3000 HD376 For legislation requiring appropriation bills to include estimated amounts for the following fiscal year
H.3001 HD415 For legislation to promote municipal efficiency and innovation through regional collaboration
H.3025 HD1043 Relative to continuing the expedited disposal of surplus land
H.3035 HD2078 Relative to designating October thirtieth as Polish American Congress Day
H.3051 HD577 For legislation to establish a paperwork reduction program for agencies of the Commonwealth
H.3056 HD3510 For legislation to require that utility companies report certain charges assessed to consumers to fund local energy conservation and environmental programs
H.3057 HD3946 Relative to the definition of beverage containers and reinstatement of the clean environment fund
H.3064 HD1820 For legislation to limit outdoor night lighting, conserve energy and reduce light pollution
H.3069 HD1115 That energy generating facilities constructed or commencing operation on and after January first, two thousand ten shall not utilize or gasify coal
H.3081 HD3347 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of ways to preserve and enhance safe and efficient transmission of electric power in the Commonwealth
H.3084 HD1536 That the State Board of Building Regulations and Standards be directed to hold a public hearing to address various applications of solar thermal technology
H.3087 HD2179 For legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants
H.3100 HD1193 Relative to the cost of new electrical transmissions
H.3101 HD1538 That the Secretary of Energy and the Environment be directed to develop a plan to retrofit existing residential buildings in the Commonwealth to meet energy efficiency requirements.
H.3102 HD1545 That the Department of Public Utilities be directed to conduct hearings in areas potentially affected by new electric transmission projects
H.3103 HD1548 For legislation to increase the aggregate capacity of net metering of energy distribution companies
H.3113 HD3396 Relative to reusable beverage containers
H.3120 HD334 Relative to utility pole replacement
H.3121 HD424 Relative to energy efficient construction
H.3122 HD425 For legislation to promote economic development through renewable energy production
H.3124 HD3232 Relative to expanding energy efficiency for certain electrical products
H.3125 HD2974 For legislation to expand the definition of "beverage containers" under the bottle bill, so-called
H.3129 HD3492 For an investigation by a special commission (including membes of the General Court) relative to reducing fuel costs of cities and towns
H.3131 HD2077 Relative to consumer choice of electricity from renewable sources
H.3133 HD3291 To establish a cell phone users' bill of rights
H.3137 HD1382 For legislation to improve recycling rates in the Commonwealth by providing recycling containers adjacent to beverage vending machines
H.3146 HD472 For legislation to provide for the appointment of a poet laureate of the Commonwealth
H.3149 HD3725 For legislation to authorize the acquisition of land for the development and construction of an underground railroad, and a civil rights and black heritage museum in the city of Springfield
H.3170 HD1181 That visiting nurses be exempt from certain parking regulations in cities and towns
H.3183 HD3701 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to issue a distinctive "Support Our Troops" registration plate
H.3184 HD2117 For legislation to provide tolls on the New Hampshire border
H.3189 HD910 Relative to roadway reopenings and safety
H.3190 HD924 Relative to the issuance of motor vehicle registration plates to recipients of the Bronze Star medal
H.3191 HD1679 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be directed to issue distinctive motor vehicle plates for active and retired fire fighters and certain surviving family members
H.3226 HD2687 Relative to the safe operation of trains
H.3227 HD2769 For legislation to preserve the right of way for the North/South rail link
H.3233 HD2815 For legislation to prohibit the use of tobacco products in motor vehicles for the protection of children from secondhand smoke
H.3236 HD2122 Relative to the registration fees for light motor vehicles
H.3258 HD1950 Relative to the development of modes of transportation that increase active lifestyles, improve public health and decrease obesity
H.3259 HD2080 Relative to prohibiting the use of certain communication devices by persons holding a junior operator's license
H.3262 HD1034 For legislation to eliminate certain tolls and to raise the tax imposed on gasoline
H.3267 HD1283 For legislation to further regulate the speed limit of motorized vehicles in certain densely populated areas in cities and towns
H.3273 HD3138 Relative to the issuance of a distinctive motor vehicle license plate for the University of Massachusetts
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.3307 HD851 For legislation to further regulate the use of electronic communication devices by operators of school buses
H.3313 HD2401 For legislation to prohibit the issuance of a driver’s license or learner’s permit based on a failure to provide Social Security No. or an acceptable written denial notice by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles
H.3325 HD416 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to promulgate rules for the regulation of car-sharing organizations in the Commonwealth
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.3367 HD3609 Relative to freezing toll increases by the Turnpike Authority
H.3394 HD954 For legislation to exempt veterans from the payment of fees for use of recreational facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of Conservation and Recreation
H.3399 HD336 Relative to veterans' benefits equity for persons discharged from the military based on certain consensual conduct
H.3404 HD1363 For legislation to protect graves of veterans
H.3416 HD1391 For legislation to protect the interests and well being of residents in nursing homes, rest homes, and long-term care facilities
H.3421 HD1282 For legislation to improve the personal care attendant program
H.3423 HD1372 Relative to child support paid on behalf of current or former recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits
H.3425 HD1163 Relative to the use of credit cards at gasoline stations
H.3434 HD1266 Relative to the teaching of health education in schools
H.3435 HD1323 Relative to long-term suspensions and expulsions of school students
H.3438 HD1398 For legislation to protect from net loss public lands or easements taken or acquired for natural resource
H.3440 HD810 Relative to the reduction of particulate emissions from Diesel engines
H.3446 HD1376 Relative to hazardous and toxic material inspections of certain businesses prior to closure
H.3447 HD1383 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies
H.3452 HD1309 Relative to small business health insurance
H.3453 HD1361 Relative to establishing a childhood vaccine program and immunization registry
H.3457 HD1108 For legislation to further regulate the renting or leasing of illegal residential premises
H.3460 HD1312 For legislation to enhance public safety and security in certain public housing developments
H.3463 HD1366 Relative to preserving publicly assisted affordable housing
H.3465 HD1295 Relative to emergency access to mental health services
H.3476 HD819 Relative to establishing a board of registration in naturopathy and further regulating naturopathic health care
H.3479 HD831 Relative to requiring pain management and prescription drug abuse training for prescribing medical and health care providers
H.3485 HD272 Relative to dissemination of information concerning the availability of the federal and state earned income tax credit
H.3506 HD1264 Relative to protecting tropical forests by restricting state purchases of certain wood products
H.3522 HD1044 For legislation to protect tenants of certain residential properties subject to foreclosure proceedings
H.3523 HD1260 Relative to the dissemination of certain criminal offender record information
H.3533 HD1253 Relative to the enforcement of certain civil rights laws
H.3535 HD1317 For legislation to provide for certain privacy protections for electronic medical records
H.3536 HD1365 Relative to the repeal or reform of certain archaic laws
H.3537 HD1248 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions
H.3538 HD976 For legislation to create the position of "Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts"
H.3542 HD1407 Relative to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Board of Directors
H.3551 HD1499 Relative to establishing a special commission on community farming
H.3558 HD1459 Relative to mental health and addiction services utilization review
H.3559 HD1462 Relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment
H.3564 HD2451 For legislation to further regulate certain credit card agreements
H.3568 HD2265 For legislation to encourage licensed social workers to work in child welfare and human services programs
H.3573 HD1557 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
H.3584 HD1420 Relative to directing the Department of Mental Health to study peer run respite services
H.3585 HD1433 Relative to the care and treatment of people with mental illness in hospital emergency rooms
H.3586 HD1439 Relative to the coordination of mental health care for children
H.3588 HD1428 Relative to unpaid municipal fines
H.3595 HD1451 Relative to foods containing artificial trans fats
H.3660 HD2708 For legislation to ensure that high school graduates possess a reasonable breadth and depth of knowledge and skills
H.3669 HD2633 Relative to the use of coal ash as a solid waste
H.3675 HD3215 For the establishment of a clean vehicle emissions incentive program within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
H.3676 HD3265 Relative to representation by the Attorney General in actions involving pilots
H.3801 HD3603 Relative to the purchasing and sales of event tickets
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.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.3809 HD984 Relative to insurance coverage for autism
H.3844 HD1097 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to issue distinctive registration plates indicating support for an autism trust fund
H.3854 HD4058 Relative to motion picture tax credits
H.3881 HD4107 For legislation to include toxic fire retardant prevention products under the hazardous waste laws
H.3897 HD4141 Relative to treatment and health insurance coverage for maternal post-partum depression
H.3902 HD4217 For legislation to establish a college savings fund within the Office of the Treasurer and Receiver-General
H.3912 HD900 Relative to the establishment of a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
H.4015 HD4040 Relative to prohibiting junior operators use of cell phones or text messaging devices while operating motor vehicles
H.4077 HD1057 That the Department of Education be directed to publish certain information relative to charter schools
H.4078 HD1064 Relative to regulating the charter school process
H.4079 HD1090 For legislation to reimburse cities and towns for certain special education transportation costs
H.4258 HD3985 For legislation to establish a health care outreach and education unit within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
H.4465 HD4682 For legislation to regulate the development of land acquired for natural resource and conservation purposes
H.4857 HD5101 Relative to corporate campaign contributions

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator, Lawyer
Spouse: Geoffrey Forrest
Children: 2

Education & Public Service

  • Bennington College, BA 1971
  • Boston University School of Law, JD 1982
  • Mass. House 2006 - present
  • Assistant City Solicitor, Newton (1982-1984)
  • Assistant City Solicitor, Somerville (1984-1989)
Twenty-seventh Middlesex, Consisting of Somerville: Ward 2: Precincts 2, 3, Wards 3, 5, 6