Jennifer L. Flanagan 186th (2009 - 2010) Senator

D Leominster
Jennifer L. Flanagan


State House
Room 312D
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1230
Fax: 617-722-1130
District Office
24 Church Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Phone: 978-534-3388
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.41 SD400 For legislation relative to educational stability for foster children
S.58 SD515 For legislation relating to anti-human trafficking and protection
S.62 SD491 For legislation to protect against the displacement of current employees
S.90 SD991 For legislation relative to community preservation
S.124 SD1785 For legislation to create a civil legal action to be enforced by the Attorney General of the Commonwealth
S.176 SD983 For legislation relative to authorizing the direct shipment of wins
H.188 HD3905 Relative to the continuation of eligiblity for medical benefits for certain children
S.201 SD469 For legislation relative to plant relocation
H.224 HD1446 Relative to the licensing and qualifications of psychotherapist
H.247 HD2229 For legislation to establish a board of certification of community health workers in the Division of Health Professions Licensure
S.251 SD89 For legislation relative to out of stste price authorization for chapter 766 students
S.259 SD1258 For legislation relative to providing Chapter 70 accountability for adequate access to school nursing
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
H.328 HD881 For legislation to regulate the record-keeping procedures of scrap metal dealers
H.344 HD653 For legislation to impose a penalty for the devocalization of dogs and cats
S.400 SD1294 For legislation to expand the sale of products by farmer-wineries, farmer-breweries and farmer-distilleries
H.410 HD1823 For legislation to require instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators for high school graduation
H.416 HD3747 Relative to private school the pricing rating formula for goods or services related to special education
S.422 SD979 For legislation relative to farmers markets
S.442 SD1912 For legislation for a healthy Massachusetts: safer alternatives to toxic chemicals
H.453 HD1551 Relative to the teaching of teen dating violence policies in the public schools
S.461 SD1782 For legislation relative to an appeal process of insurance premium surcharges under managed competition
S.537 SD1677 For legislation to assure equitable health coverage for all children
S.575 SD676 For legislation to increase access to primary care physicians for masshealth patients
S.603 SD1982 For legislation relative to equal access to higher education and generating revenue for the commonwealth
H.612 HD4027 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to convey certain land in the city of Gardner
S.616 SD426 For legislation relative to creating a loan forgiveness program for direct care human service workers
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.688 SD624 For legislation establishing paid sick days
S.695 SD23 For legislation relative to workers compensation for veterans
S.698 SD1894 For legislation to modernize and protect the unemployment insurance system
S.734 SD1408 For legislation to examine quality and access to public inpatient behavorial health care in the commonwealth
S.757 SD905 For legislation relative to childrens mental health clinicians
S.783 SD970 For legislation relative to community planning
S.792 SD1132 For legislation to allow municipalities to conduct fingerprint based background checks of federal records for employment and licensing purposes
S.847 SD1180 For legislation relative to a board of midwifery
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.890 SD911 For legislation relative to patient safety
H.932 HD3447 That health insurance policies be required to provide coverage for the treatment of children with cleft lips and palates
S.942 SD588 For legislation relative to fire prevention in certain buildings.
S.996 SD1158 For legislation to regard uniform police identifications cards
H.1149 HD4321 For legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Michele Merenda, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance
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
H.1246 HD3713 For legislation to protect certain students and clients of public or private institutions from inappropriate sexual contact by employees
S.1257 SD368 For legislation to establish residential tax abatement zones in Gateway Cities
S.1260 SD463 For legislation to establish the gateway cities historical residential rehabilitation tax credit
H.1342 HD880 Relative to the penalties for the use or manufacture of hidden compartments for the purpose of transporting or distributing controlled substances
S.1469 SD1428 For legislation to establish disability history month
S.1480 SD1495 For legislation to improve recycling rates in the commonwealth
S.1481 SD1518 For legislation to promote energy efficient lighting, conserve energy, regulate outdoor night lighting, and reduce light pollution.
S.1527 SD1511 For legislation relative to the establishment of municipal lighting authorities.
S.1537 SD1122 For legislation relative to the safety and protection of utility work and construction sites
H.1548 HD2825 Relative to the vacation time of a certain employee of the trial court
S.1559 SD502 For legislation to protect and enhance the rights of child and adult victims and witnesses of crime
S.1609 SD1409 For legislation to require just cause for eviction and foreclosed properties
S.1693 SD1627 For legislation to further regulate sex offender registration
H.1729 HD3209 For legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages
S.1741 SD88 For legislation relative to CORI information for chapter 766 approved private schools
S.1742 SD92 For legislation to improve the prehension of drunk drivers and other law violators
H.1745 HD3877 For legislation to further regulate the performance of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health
S.1751 SD1472 For legislation to establish a moritorium on foreclosures in the commonwealth
S.1753 SD725 For legislation relative to assault and battery on health care providers
S.1756 SD1240 For legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
H.1763 HD867 For legislation to regulate the use and possession of marijuana in schools, businesses and public locations
S.1778 SD1642 For legislation to require judicial foreclosure
H.1785 HD3352 Relative to the determination of alimony payments
S.1825 SD1110 For legislation to clarify ambiguties to question 2
S.1866 SD534 For legislation to establish pilot artist enterprise zones
S.1957 SD1833 For legislation relative to regional transit authorities
H.2031 HD926 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to patient care
H.2043 HD897 Relative to mandatory blood tests of certain persons having blood contact
H.2062 HD1818 Relative to public access to automatic external defibrillator equipment
H.2080 HD1708 For legislation to establish a board of registration in midwifery
H.2092 HD638 For legislation to promote proper school nutrition
H.2105 HD1939 Relative to mandatory reporting of overdoses from alcohol or drugs
S.2112 SD2073 For legislation to establish a state emergency response fund
H.2120 HD1415 Relative to the health care of minors
S.2137 SD2189 For legislation relative to Regional Transit Authorities.
H.2177 HD2578 Relative to the medical security plan for children to include biologically-based disorders with unlimited mental health visits
H.2211 HD303 For legislation to establish a fire equipment grant program
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.2268 HD1331 Relative to the Bureau of Forest Fire Control within the Division of Forest and Parks
H.2353 HD2380 Relative to allowance increases for retired members of regional retirement systems
H.2359 HD1154 Relative to the retirement benefits of certain veterans
S.2448 SD2579 For legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Howard Ray an employee of the Department of Education.
H.2454 HD732 That the state board of retirement be directed to grant creditable service to Lawrence A. Churchville III, an employee of the University of Massachusetts Medical School
S.2479 SD2349 For legislation relative to the definition of the word attempt on criminal cases
H.2560 HD3055 Relative to retirement for service as a teacher at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science
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.2711 HD915 Relative to expanding the historic rehabilitation tax credit within the gateway cities
H.2972 HD3716 That the Secretary for Administration and Finance establish a searchable budget database website that includes revenue, expenditure and funding information
H.3066 HD3390 For legislation to further regulate utility distribution companies during power outages
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.3305 HD3030 That the Highway Department be authorized to install traffic signals at the enterance to Mount Wachusett Community College in the city of Gardner
H.3306 HD3840 That the Highway Department be authorized to evaluate the feasibility of interchange improvements along Route 2 from the city of Gardner to Route 128
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.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.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.3598 HD2143 That hearing aids be included in coverage under health insurance plans
H.3656 HD2647 Relative to a special education services for low incidence populations
H.3809 HD984 Relative to insurance coverage for autism
H.3846 HD3804 For legislation to provide special, non-recurring payments to certain municipalities for the purpose of providing emergency disaster relief due to the ice storm of December 11 and 12, 2008
H.3848 HD4111 Relative to authorizing the Department of Fish and Game to aquire conservation restrictions in and to lands owned by the city of Fitchburg
H.3850 HD4110 Relative to estimated gas and electric bills
H.3874 HD4193 For legislation to provide funding by the Commonwealth for the Ayer, Lunenberg and Shirley School District
H.4013 HD4149 Relative to the establishment of cultural districts
H.4068 HD3954 Relative to establishing and regulating resort-style casinos, gaming and entertainment in the Commonwealth
H.4071 HD4026 For legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Michael F. Doiron, an employee the Department of Correction
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.4437 HD4668 For legislation to designate a certain bridge on Route 2 over Bacon Street in the town of Westminster as the Ryan Patrick Jones Bridge
H.4467 HD4789 (by vote of the town) relative to the sewer service area for the town of Lunenburg
H.4471 HD4770 Relative to establishing a public health Lyme disease research institute at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
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.4531 HD4818 Relative to real estate tax exemptions of certain veterans
H.4679 HD4964 That the city of Gardner be authorized to convey certain land to the Greater Gardner Industrial Foundation
H.4848 HD5086 (by vote of the town) that the town of Bolton be authorized to grant a license for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to Nashoba Valley Winery
H.4897 HD5131 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation authorizing the placement of a certain question on the state election ballot in the city of Gardner

State Senator Jennifer L. Flanagan is a resident of Leominster. She graduated from Leominster High School, received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Fitchburg State College.

Senator Flanagan began working in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1995 as a Legislative Aide, then as Chief of Staff on four legislative committees. She was elected to the House of Representatives for two terms, representing the 4th Worcester District. She was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in September of 2008 and was sworn in the first week of January 2009. Senator Flanagan now represents Ashby, Bolton, Precincts 1 &2 of Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Sterling, Townsend and Westminster.

Senator Flanagan is on the Board of Directors for Women in Government Caucus. She is also a member of the Regional Transportation Authority Caucus, the Gateway Cities Caucus, the Non-Profit Caucus and the Foster Care Caucus.

Senator Flanagan serves on the following boards in the community: the SHINE Advisory Board and the Leominster Education Foundation. She is an honorary board member of the Gardner Community Action Council.

Senator Flanagan has been appointed to serve on the following committees for the 2015-2016 legislative session: Chair of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Committee, Chair of the Children and Families and Persons with Disabilities Committee, and Chair of the Special Senate Committee on Opioid Addiction. Senator Flanagan was also appointed as Vice Chair of the Public Health Committee, and is a member of the Public Safety Committee and Homeland Security Committee.

Career Highlights

  • MDCC Legislator of the Year Award- 2014; Women in Government Board of Directors- 2015
  • Environmental Leadership Award 2015- Massachusetts Nursery and Landscape Association; Children's League of Massachusetts Legislator of the Year Award- 2015
  • Spectrum Health Systems Legislator of the Year Award- 2015; Associated Behavioral Health Legislative Recognition- 2015
  • An Act to Increase Opportunities for Long-Term Substance Abuse Recovery- 2014

Education & Public Service

  • 2004 – Fitchburg State College, Master’s of Science, Mental Health Counseling
  • 1998 – University of Massachusetts Boston, Bachelors of Science, Political Science
  • 1993 – Leominster High School
  • 2009 – current Senate Senator Worcester & Middlesex District
  • 2005 – 2009 State Representative 4th Worcester District
Worcester and Middlesex -- Consisting of the cities of Fitchburg, Gardner and Leominster and the towns of Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, precincts 1 and 2, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Sterling and Westminster in the county of Worcester; and the town of Townsend in the county of Middlesex.