Harriette L. Chandler 186th (2009 - 2010) Majority Leader

D Worcester
Harriette L. Chandler


State House
Room 333
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1544
Fax: 617-722-1357
District Office
Phone: (508) 797-3373
Bill Docket Bill Title
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.90 SD991 For legislation relative to community preservation
S.200 SD452 For legislation to clarify and enhance privacy protections for electronic health records
S.269 SD1776 For legislation to amend regional school transportation funding
S.301 SD1279 For legislation relative to medication technician
S.302 SD1283 For legislation to ensure that nursing home residents are not subject to undue hardship
S.322 SD548 For legislation relative to a silver alert program to protect those with alzheimers.
H.337 HD647 For legislation to establish the Massachusetts Opportunity Rebuilding and Expansion Infrastructure Program
S.341 SD1995 For legislation to establish election day registation
S.353 SD591 For legislation relative to the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote.
S.442 SD1912 For legislation for a healthy Massachusetts: safer alternatives to toxic chemicals
S.447 SD1306 For legislation to protect consumers from unsolicited loans
S.448 SD115 For legislation relative to anesthesia coverage for children hospitalized for dental treatment
S.461 SD1782 For legislation relative to an appeal process of insurance premium surcharges under managed competition
S.525 SD1787 For legislation relative to the disclosure of consumer loans
S.617 SD87 For legislation relative to authorizing municipalities to protect low and mederate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
S.666 SD1309 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
S.688 SD624 For legislation establishing paid sick days
S.757 SD905 For legislation relative to childrens mental health clinicians
H.776 HD1138 For legislation to establish a food policy council to enhance the agricultural economy and improve nutritional health in the Commonwealth
H.778 HD2255 For legislation to regulate commercial water storage and bottling
S.805 SD428 For legislation relative to conducting a comprehensive study of oral injuries in school sports
H.818 HD2605 Relative to the redevelopment of brownfields
H.888 HD739 Relative to appeals of motor vehicle insurance surcharges
S.891 SD1834 For legislation relative to volunteer dentistry
S.910 SD161 For legislation to establish the Massachusetts missing child clearinghouse
H.1232 HD1191 For legislation to protect tenants in foreclosed properties from evictions
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
S.1329 SD1870 For legislation relative to a local option meals tax
S.1331 SD1932 For legislation to establish the local aidstabilization fund
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
S.1531 SD1288 For legislation to promote consumer choice and competition for cable service.
S.1546 SD1299 For legislation relative to energy efficiency in affordable housing
S.1604 SD1351 For legislation relatiev to the rate of compensation paid to court appointed attorneys
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.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
S.1756 SD1240 For legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
H.1785 HD3352 Relative to the determination of alimony payments
S.1913 SD2036 For legislation relative to license renewal notifications
S.2021 SD2068 (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for workforce reduction in the city of Worcester through an early retirement incentive program
H.2026 HD913 That certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called
S.2059 SD2069 For legislation to establish a special commission on the reuse of Westborough State Hospital
S.2137 SD2189 For legislation relative to Regional Transit Authorities.
H.2159 HD3899 That registered dental hygienists be authorized to conduct certain minor emergency denture adjustments in nursing homes and long-term care facilities
H.2256 HD1833 Relative to jet skis, surf jets, wet bikes, and other watercrafts in municipalities
S.2479 SD2349 For legislation relative to the definition of the word attempt on criminal cases
H.2487 HD244 Relative to cost of living adjustments for retired public employees of the Commonwealth
S.2526 SD2085 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the enforcement of illegal dumping violations in the City of Worcester
S.2527 SD2084 (with the approval of the mayor and city council)for legislation to provide for the placement of certain abatement information on the property tax bill
H.2537 HD2445 Relative to the retirement of Ruthanne Adams
H.2702 HD3948 For legislation to provide for a credit for corporations against corporate income taxes to foster job creation in municpalities designated as gateway cities
H.2766 HD2369 That tobacco tax revenues be used to reduce tobacco use
H.2844 HD1831 Relative to payments in lieu of taxes for certain land used as jails or houses of correction
H.2906 HD2127 For legislation to provide an income tax credit for certain hearing aid expenditures
H.3280 HD2548 For legislation to designate a certain bridge over the Nashua River and routes 62 and 70 in the town of Clinton as the Arthur J. Mayor Memorial Bridge
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.3434 HD1266 Relative to the teaching of health education in schools
H.3573 HD1557 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
H.3598 HD2143 That hearing aids be included in coverage under health insurance plans
H.3674 HD2628 Relative to oil or hazardous material release prevention
H.3809 HD984 Relative to insurance coverage for autism
H.3821 HD2557 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to evictions on foreclosed properties in the city of Worcester
H.3923 HD4205 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court relative to the impact of Alzheimers disease in the Commonwealth
H.4031 HD4201 For legislation to place Paul X. Tivnan Drive in the towns of Boylston and West Boylston under the jurisdiction of the Department of Highways
H.4041 HD2999 (by vote of the town) that the town of Paxton be authorized to incur a certain amount of debt for the construction of a public safety complex for the police and fire departments of said town
H.4227 HD3479 (requiring the vote of the town) that the town of Clinton be authorized to issue three additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises
H.4233 4500051 For legislation establishing a sick leave bank for Mary Markley, an employee of the Trial Court
H.4265 HD4615 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Worcester be authorized to borrow money for the purpose of re-planting trees
H.4390 HD4724 (by vote of the town) that the town of West Boylston be authorized to establish a municipal building fund for said town
H.4535 HD4788 For legislation to authorize the State Lottery Commission to establish a fund from the sale of a certain Lottery ticket to assist cities and towns for snow and ice removal
H.4536 HD4870 For legislation to authorize the use of video-conferencing in certain court proceedings involving children and families
H.4651 HD4981 (by vote of the town) that the town of Northborough be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises
H.4958 HD5095 Relative to authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenace to grant an easement in certain land to the West Boylston Water District for the purpose of a public water supply

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator.
Spouse: Burton Chandler
Children: 3

Career Highlights

  • Served as House Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care in her last two terms in the House
  • First woman from Worcester ever to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate
  • Currently the Senate Majority Leader and Vice-Chair of the Special Senate Committee on Housing; member of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Senate Committee on Rules, Joint Committee on Housing
  • Currently the Co-Chair of the Prevention for Health Caucus, Co-Chair of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Legislative Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Oral Health Caucus

Education & Public Service

  • Wellesley College, B.A. '59
  • Clark University, Ph.D. '73
  • Simmons Graduate School of Management, M.B.A. '83
  • Worcester State College, Honorary Doctorate Public Administration '88
  • Served three terms in the House of Representatives from 1995-2001; Served on the Worcester School Committee from 1991-1994
  • First elected to the Senate in January 2001 and was re-elected in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014
  • Formerly served as the Senate Assistant Majority Leader, Majority Whip, Assistant Majority Whip, Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Steering and Policy, Assistant Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means
  • Previously served as the Co-Chair of the Brain Injury Caucus, Co-Chair of the Central Massachusetts Caucus, Co-Chair of the Caucus of Women Legislators, and the Legislature’s Tobacco Control Caucus
First Worcester -- Consisting of the towns of Boylston, Clinton, precincts 3 and 4, Holden, Northborough, precincts 1, 2 and 4, Princeton and West Boylston, and the city of Worcester, wards 1 to 4, inclusive, ward 8, precincts 2 to 4, inclusive, and wards 9 and 10 in the county of Worcester.