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George N. Peterson Assistant Minority Leader

R Grafton
George N. Peterson

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State House
Room 124
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2100
Fax: 617-722-2390
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District Office
8 North Street
P.O. Box 274
Grafton, MA 01519
Phone: 508-839-1000
Fax: 508-839-1610
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.118 SD1361 For legislation to maintain public water systems
H.147 HD1341 Relative to the posting of nutrition information containing product content in close proximity to vending machines on school property
H.198 HD1507 Relative to price marking of food and grocery items
H.258 HD1146 Relative to establishing the victims of violent crimes lottery fund
H.259 HD1583 Relative to consumer identity verification prior to the issuance of credit cards
H.260 HD3575 For legislation to authorize organizations to employ certain persons to conduct raffles and bazaars
H.338 HD1597 Relative to the student entrepreneurial development and economic investment fund
S.370 SD198 For legislation to protect public water supply lands
H.376 HD1781 For legislation to provide limited public forums for student expression of religious views at certain school events
H.387 HD949 Relative to an alternate MCAS completion plan for students with certain disabilities
S.401 SD1609 For legislation to establish a water infrastructure finance commission
H.432 HD775 Providing for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to improving SAT scores for public school students
H.433 HD783 Relative to the renewal of charter schools
H.434 HD792 Relative to underperforming charter schools
H.435 HD822 Relative to classroom materials
H.436 HD873 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to improving the teacher licensure process
H.437 HD882 Relative to requiring parental notification and consent prior to implementing curriculum concerning human sexuality
H.438 HD890 For legislation to dedicate a certain percentage of appropriations for public educational services in the Commonwealth
H.439 HD893 That the public schools of the Commonwealth be directed to provide safety measures for students using the Internet
H.440 HD1132 Relative to school bullying prevention
H.441 HD1189 Relative to the readmittance of students to school after exclusionon
H.442 HD1306 Relative to the filing of school design plans to the chiefs of fire departments and police departments to promote school safety
H.535 HD1302 For a legislative Amendment to the Constitution to establish an independent redistricting commission and criteria for redistricting for state House, Senate, and Councilor districts
H.585 HD788 Relative to overseas absentee voting
H.586 HD813 Relative to the voting procedures of presidential electors
H.587 HD884 For legislation to require photo-identification for persons voting in elections
H.588 HD1178 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution authorizing the General Court to provide for absentee voting by any voter
H.589 HD1293 Establishing an independent redistricting commission and criteria for redistricting for Congressional districts
H.590 HD1336 Relative to campaign finance reports
H.591 HD1405 Relative to electioneering communications and independent expenditures
H.592 HD1491 For legislation to prohibit campaign contributions by political action committees
H.593 HD1509 Relative to campaign financing and reporting
H.594 HD1512 Establishing a cap on candidates' committees campaign funds
H.624 HD238 For legislation to allow the non-profit corporation Home of the Brave, Inc., to construct and operate public homes for veterans
H.645 HD1531 Relative to joint fundraising by candidates for political office
H.646 HD3903 Relative to requiring the disclosure of expenditures by certain sub-vendors under the election laws
H.736 HD947 Relative to the regulation of animal trapping
H.750 HD715 Relative to the protection of wetlands under certain ordinances or by-laws in cities and towns
H.752 HD886 Relative to ice rinks owned by the Commonwealth
H.753 HD888 Relative to golf courses owned by the Commonwealth
S.761 SD254 For legislation to authorize municipal use of the prudent investor standards
S.791 SD1115 For legislation relative to municipal borrowing
S.792 SD1132 For legislation to allow municipalities to conduct fingerprint based background checks of federal records for employment and licensing purposes
H.817 HD2485 Relative to establishing a trail maintenance program within the Department of Conservation and Recreation
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.847 HD2945 Relative to exempting cities and towns from fees from the Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention and Response Act
H.888 HD739 Relative to appeals of motor vehicle insurance surcharges
S.921 SD223 For legislation relative to the safety law enforcement officers
H.924 HD883 Relative to the equitable assessment of banking fees imposed on accounts for personal, family or household purposes
H.925 HD885 Relative to motor vehicle insurance surcharges
H.926 HD967 For legislation to provide for reductions in motor vehicle insurance charges for certain public transit users
H.927 HD1693 Relative to short term insurance
H.940 HD1772 Relative to health insurance for human service providers and their employees
S.964 SD1210 For legislation to prohibit the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during a state of emergency
S.996 SD1158 For legislation to regard uniform police identifications cards
S.1055 SD1485 For legislation relative to retirement group classification of employees of water departments water districts sewer departments
S.1063 SD1523 For legislation to continue retirement group membership for law enforcement officials
H.1073 HD1575 For legislation to postpone implementation of minimum health coverage requirements
H.1074 HD1588 Providing for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to managed care in the Commonwealth
H.1075 HD1622 For legislation to establish a state pharmacy council to coordinate agencies in lowering prescription drug costs
S.1102 SD114 For legislation relative to the residency requirements of assistant treasures and collectors
H.1147 HD4345 Relative to GPS monitoring during pretrial probation
H.1223 HD771 Relative to the withholding of rents and the establishment of rent escrow accounts by tenants for code violations by landlords
H.1224 HD795 For legislation to expedite the permitting process for housing
H.1225 HD815 Relative to affordable housing and the preservation of community water resources
H.1226 HD817 That cities and towns be authorized to increase the density of property zoned for residential usage to provide additional affordable housing units
H.1227 HD853 For legislation to further regulate certain restrictions on housing development or building permits under zoning ordinances in cities and towns
H.1228 HD887 Relative to affordable housing and group homes in the Commonwealthth
H.1311 HD911 Relative to penalties for breaking and entering a firearm retail wholesaler or manufacturer
S.1355 SD1131 For legislation relative to the collection of personal property taxes
S.1367 SD1029 For legislation relative to corporate taxes.
H.1427 HD778 Relative to the deliberate spread of contagious diseases
H.1428 HD780 For legislation to authorize the Division of Victim Compensation and Assistance to monitor profits from criminal activities of incarcerated persons
H.1429 HD781 Relative to the crime of incest
H.1430 HD791 Relative to protecting children from domestic violence
H.1431 HD797 Relative to the conversion of income trusts to total return unitrusts and regulating the distribution of funds from such unitrusts
H.1432 HD800 For legislation to establish crime victim restitution
H.1433 HD803 Relative to criminal history background checks for teacher licensure applicants
H.1434 HD806 Relative to creating Internet access to certain criminal offender record information
H.1435 HD812 Relative to level 2 sex offenders
H.1436 HD816 Relative to authorizing the courts of the Commonwealth to establish a system of juvenile restitution
H.1437 HD818 Relative to protecting victims and children from sex offenders
H.1438 HD821 Relative to repeat offenders
H.1439 HD828 Relative to the enticement of children online
H.1440 HD830 Relative to the charges and verdicts in criminal offender record information
H.1441 HD980 Relative to increasing the jurisdictional amount in small claims cases
H.1442 HD1026 Relative to the alleviation of costs incurred while housing prisoners in the Commonwealth
H.1443 HD1173 Relative to the penalties for the crime of fetal homicide
H.1444 HD1217 Relative to excusing certain sole owners of businesses from jury service
H.1445 HD1225 For legislation to exclude parental consent requirements for persons who have been convicted of murdering the other parent
H.1446 HD1300 Relative to mandatory post-release supervision
H.1447 HD1320 For legislation to establish a criminal penalty for possession of a handcuff key by certain persons held in custody
H.1448 HD1355 Relative to sentencing of persistent violent offenders
H.1449 HD1403 Relative to the liability of persons transporting operators of motor vehicles arrested for drunk driving
H.1450 HD1469 For legislation to prohibit eminent domain takings for the purpose of economic development
H.1451 HD1566 For legislation to limit the liability of the Massachusetts Transportation Authority for punitive damages
H.1452 HD1570 Relative to medical malpractice claims
H.1453 HD1584 For legislation to protect employers from frivolous litigation
H.1454 HD1587 Relative to identity fraud in the Commonwealth
H.1455 HD1615 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution prohibiting the taking of land or interests therein by eminent domain for private commercial or economic development
H.1456 HD1636 Relative to health care proxies
H.1457 HD1704 Relative to the penalty for interfering with certain medical personnel in the line of duty
H.1458 HD2842 For legislation to increase the penalties for violations of the ethics and lobbying laws of the Commonwealth
S.1486 SD289 For legislation relative to interference with water company meters
S.1488 SD303 For legislation relative to water meter testing fees
S.1582 SD268 For legislation relative to certain checks not cashed and deemed abandoned
H.1670 HD1037 Relative to information provided to women seeking abortions
S.1697 SD1499 For legislation relative to police pursuits in the commonwealth
S.1742 SD92 For legislation to improve the prehension of drunk drivers and other law violators
S.1756 SD1240 For legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
H.1785 HD3352 Relative to the determination of alimony payments
H.1809 HD896 Relative to clarifying the definition of an "employee"
H.1810 HD1595 Relative to workforce training
H.1811 HD1598 That employees injured due to willful misconduct be prohibited from receiving any portion of compensation benefits
H.1812 HD1599 To provide a safe workplace for employees of the Commonwealth and its political sub-divisions
H.1813 HD1605 Relative to the workforce training fund
H.1814 HD1650 Relative to unemployment insurance reform
S.1825 SD1110 For legislation to clarify ambiguties to question 2
H.1841 HD2201 That certain funds remaining in the Workforce Training Fund shall be transferred to the Unemployment Trust Fund.
H.1891 HD4404 (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Westborough to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises
H.1892 HD4405 (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Westborough to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to Spyro Economou d/b/a/ Westborough House of Pizza
H.1984 HD704 Relative to municipal relief
S.2059 SD2069 For legislation to establish a special commission on the reuse of Westborough State Hospital
H.2066 HD1568 Relative to the use of epinephrine, adrenaline or other agents by optometrists in the treatment of anaphylaxis
H.2067 HD1572 For legislation to require pharmacies to implement an electronic prescription system
H.2068 HD1593 For legislation to protect children from hazardous substances contained in toys or child care items
H.2069 HD1611 Relative to establishing a nursing advisory board in the Commonwealth
H.2070 HD1678 That the Commissioner of Public Health be directed to establish regulations for the return of certain unused prescription medications to pharmacies
S.2160 SD2167 For legislation to designate a certain area of the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park as the Spaulding R. Aldrich Recreation Area
H.2235 HD774 Relative to the establishment of a task force (including members of the General Court) to study use of the Internet by sex offenders
H.2236 HD895 For an investigation by a special commission (including lmembers of the General Court) relative to the reorganization of public safety agencies in the cities and towns of the Commonwealth
H.2237 HD1261 Relative to the issuance of licenses for the use of chemical mace
H.2238 HD1429 Relative to the filing of a biennial report by the Secretary of Public Safety of firearms-related statistics
H.2356 HD879 Relative to the retirement benefits of certain correctional employees
H.2471 HD782 For legislation to transfer the payment of personnel and operating expenses of the Department of Highways from the capital budget to the operating budget of said department
H.2472 HD1513 For legislation to prohibit additional compensation to police officers and fire fighters for completing physical fitness requirements
H.2473 HD1567 Relative to expediting the transitions of cities, towns and districts into the contributory group general or blanket insurance programs
H.2474 HD1569 For legislation to protecting the Massachusetts Pension Fund from the risk of investment in Iran
H.2475 HD1582 Relative to pension fund investments for cities and towns
H.2476 HD1591 Relative to pension equity for retirement public employees
H.2477 HD1601 For legislation to further regulate the state pension system
H.2478 HD3913 Relative to withholding pensions from certain government consultants
H.2781 HD779 For legislation to reduce the income tax rate
H.2782 HD827 For legislation to include home heating costs in the calculation of tax credits for senior citizens
H.2783 HD839 Relative to quarterly estimated taxes for corporations
H.2784 HD841 Relative to sales and excise tax exemptions for disabled veterans
H.2785 HD844 Relative to the granting of tax credits for certain persons engaged in the production of cellulosic biofuels in the Commonwealth
H.2786 HD889 For legislation to establish a bureau of special investigations within the Department of Revenue
H.2787 HD892 Relative to income tax incentives for the use of biofuel feedstock for heating purposes
H.2788 HD1105 For legislation to establish a sales tax holiday for certain "Energy Star" products, so-called
H.2789 HD1571 For legislation to provide tax incentives to certain small businesses
H.2790 HD1574 For legislation to provide tax incentives for the creation of certain high wage jobs
H.2791 HD1654 Relative to tax credits for certain veterans
H.2792 HD3306 Relative to applying the income tax to bribes and monies gained from illegal activities
H.2952 HD1612 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to salary adjustments for members of the General Court
H.2997 HD772 Relative to the use of credit cards for payment to the Commonwealtht
H.2998 HD814 For legislation to establish uniform standards for the filing of certain forms with agencies of the Commonwealth
H.3085 HD1698 Relative to directing the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to study the cost reliability and economic impact of electricity
H.3096 HD3430 For legislation to promote fairness in gasoline product marketing and sales
H.3147 HD1145 For legislation to authorize the Massachusetts Historical Commission to release a certain preservation restriction conveyed to the town of Westborough
H.3242 HD369 For legislation to require the Aeronautics Commission to reimburse airports for the cost of certain safety and maintenance programs
H.3243 HD372 Relative to purchases by private airports of safety, security and maintenance equipment
H.3244 HD374 Relative to the Aeronautics Commission capital expenditure program
H.3245 HD773 Relative to the use of fuel tax revenues in the Aeronautics Commission operating budget
H.3247 HD777 Relative to merging the Turnpike Authority with the Department of Highways
H.3248 HD1641 Relative to the property and finances of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority
H.3330 HD2419 For legislation to further regulate snow and recreation vehicles
H.3406 HD1487 For a legislative amendment to the constitution providing for a two year budget process for the Commonwealth
H.3407 HD1537 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution limiting expenditure growth
H.3408 HD1602 For legislation to require a two-thirds vote of the Senate and the House of Representatives prior to making appropriations from the Stabilization Fund
H.3500 HD1379 For legislation to prohibit persons convicted felonies for acting as executive or legislative agents
H.3501 HD1494 Relative to the period of time before a former employee of the Commonwealth may become an executive of legislative agent
H.3502 HD1503 For legislation to clarify disclosure requirements for lobbyists
H.3520 HD826 For legislation to indemnify certain persons from civil proceedings for injuries or deaths of persons unlawfully entering their dwelling
H.3579 HD1457 That certain proceeds accumulated in the Medical Security Trust Fund be deposited in the Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund
H.3593 HD1576 Relative to prohibiting the possession of tobacco by minors
H.3594 HD1578 For legislation to repeal certain laws providing coverage for bone marrow transplants or transplants for persons who have been diagnosed with breast cancer
H.3609 HD1730 Relative to limitations on expenditures and revenues
H.3617 HD1488 Relative to providing that expenditures of the Commonwealth are displayed on a searchable public website
H.3628 HD1609 Relative to the classification of certain sex offenders
H.3629 HD1644 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court)of the feasibility of creating a specialized court for purposes of administering medical malpractice claims
H.3630 HD2254 Relative to further regulating certain drunken driving laws
H.3796 HD1501 (by vote of the town) for legislation to regulate the suspension or removal from office of employees of the town of Westborough
H.4000 HD4129 Relative to the liability of farmers' markets
H.4081 HD2215 For legislation to establish a gaming commission and further regulate gaming in the Commonwealth
H.4232 HD4546 Relative to establishing licensing requirements and protections for certain cottage communities
H.4484 HD4738 For legislation to further regulate the sentencing of persons found "guilty except insane" of murder in the courts of the Commonwealth
H.4494 HD4858 That the town of Westborough be authorized to remove a certain restriction on a liquor license held by Mandarin Westborough, Inc.
H.4528 HD4873 Relative to prohibiting the electronic transmission of harmful material to minors
H.4620 HD3997 That county commissioners and the sheriffs for the various counties institute a schedule of fees and assess fees to inmates in their custody
H.4730 HD4869 For legislation to restrict calllers from using certain automatic dialing devices for sending informaion to subscribers of telephone services
H.4736 HD5057 (by vote of the town) that the town of Westborough be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises

Personal Information

Profession: Commercial Fisherman

Education & Public Service

  • Grafton Public Schools
  • Assistant Minority Leader 2008; Grafton Planning Board; Grafton Board of Selectmen
  • Mass. House 1995 - present
  • Asst. Minority Whip 2001 - 2002
  • Minority Whip 2002 - 2008
Ninth Worcester, Consisting of Grafton; Northbridge; Upton.

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