Jay R. Kaufman 186th (2009 - 2010) Representative

D Lexington
Jay R. Kaufman


State House
Room 34
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2320
Fax: 617-722-2415
District Office
Fax: 781-862-6181

Committee Membership

Bill Docket Bill Title
S.22 SD1172 Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to establish an independent redistricting commission
S.54 SD1413 For legislation to ensure access to basic health care for children and young adults
S.90 SD991 For legislation relative to community preservation
H.152 HD997 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
H.169 HD3938 Relative to services for homeless individuals and families receiving assistance under the program of emergency aid to elders, disabled and children
H.188 HD3905 Relative to the continuation of eligiblity for medical benefits for certain children
H.228 HD189 For legislation to ensure that independent repair facilities in the Commonwealth have access to information related to the proper and complete diagnosis, service and repair of motor vehicles
S.366 SD1952 For legislation to regulate the use of off highway and recreation vehicles
S.396 SD296 For legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth
H.410 HD1823 For legislation to require instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators for high school graduation
H.425 HD2977 Relative to educator excellence and providing for the establishment of a teacher, principal and superintendent quality endowment fund
H.483 HD3250 Relative to the prevention of bullying in the public schools
H.494 HD2573 For legislation to improve early education and care for chiildren by family child care providers
S.543 SD392 For legislation to regard MassHealth applications
H.576 HD421 For legislation to provide for the registration of voters on election days
H.605 HD4249 That the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health develop health risk assessment guidelines of proposed school construction sites
H.653 HD2326 Relative to the joint election of the Governor and Lieutenant-Governor
H.660 HD2035 Relative to the agreement among states to elect the President by national popular vote
H.691 HD1350 That the Secretary of the Commonwealth be directed to promulgate regulations for the implementation of an "instant runoff voting" method of preference for candidates for Representative to the United States Congress
S.738 SD1633 For legislation to establish a public guardianship commission
S.810 SD1563 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth.
H.824 HD3956 Relative to requiring recycling in state buildings
H.833 HD3211 Relative to producer responsibility for discarded electronic products
H.834 HD3214 Relative to establishing standards for restoring and maintaining stream flows, water levels and hydrologic regimes that protect natural aquatic life in rivers and streams
S.860 SD1219 For legislation relative to home health aides
H.877 HD478 For legislation to establish consumer choice in automobile insurance
H.888 HD739 Relative to appeals of motor vehicle insurance surcharges
H.915 HD3709 Relative to insurance coverage and standards of treatment of persons with bleeding disorders
S.918 SD212 For legislation relative to missing persons
S.931 SD566 For legislation relative to the Commonwealth Fusion Center and other intelligence data centers.
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.1112 HD4375 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to authorizing the city of Woburn to convey certain land
H.1175 HD3189 Relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions
H.1232 HD1191 For legislation to protect tenants in foreclosed properties from evictions
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.1298 HD744 Relative to health benefits for certain attorneys representing indigent persons
H.1464 HD3454 Relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of cerain special juveniles
S.1482 SD473 For legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles
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
S.1611 SD1913 For legislation to prevent harassment
H.1650 HD3269 For legislation to provide protection against compelled disclosure of certain information by members of the news media
S.1687 SD389 For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
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
H.1815 HD1726 For legislation to require employers to grant paid sick leave days for employees in the Commonwealth
S.1828 SD1130 For legislation relative to community leadership neighborhood revitalization and urban violence protection act of 2009
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.2127 HD852 For legislation to establish a health care trust for the preservation of the health care system of the Commonwealth
H.2137 HD2237 That medical equipment be accessible to disabled persons
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.2360 HD2064 For legislation to protect the integrity of the state pension systemt
H.2717 HD3007 Relative to establishing an organ donation registration fund
H.2818 HD2349 For legislation to create an income tax deduction for municipal and school fees
H.2845 HD951 Relative to sales tax rebates and excise tax exemptions for owners of certain motor vehicles
H.2849 HD1530 Relative to the renewable energy income tax credit
H.2972 HD3716 That the Secretary for Administration and Finance establish a searchable budget database website that includes revenue, expenditure and funding information
H.3096 HD3430 For legislation to promote fairness in gasoline product marketing and sales
H.3434 HD1266 Relative to the teaching of health education in schools
H.3452 HD1309 Relative to small business health insurance
H.3515 HD1314 Relative to further regulating recycling rates and expanding the bottle bill, so-called
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.3537 HD1248 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions
H.3547 HD1634 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of methods to develop an index of creative and innovative education in the Commonwealth
H.3645 HD2757 Relative to cueing and supervision in the personal care attendant program
H.3675 HD3215 For the establishment of a clean vehicle emissions incentive program within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
H.3727 HD2734 Relative to the investment of public employee pension funds in the government of Iran
H.3764 HD2745 Relative to energy efficient lighting, energy conservation and light pollution reduction
H.3809 HD984 Relative to insurance coverage for autism
H.4403 HD4744 (by vote of the town) relative to a ballot question authorizing the granting of three additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the town of Arlington
H.4730 HD4869 For legislation to restrict calllers from using certain automatic dialing devices for sending informaion to subscribers of telephone services
H.4805 HD5080 (by vote of the town) that the town of Arlington be authorized to establish senior citizen safety zones adjacent to certain facilities used by elderly persons in said town

Personal Information

Profession: Strategic Planning Consultant / Educator

Education & Public Service

  • Brandeis University, B.A., M.A.
  • New York University, M.A.
  • Lexington Town Meeting Member 1989 - present
  • Massachusetts Bays Program Founder and CAC Chair
  • Mass. Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources
  • Mass. House 1995 - Present
Fifteenth Middlesex, Consisting of Lexington; Woburn: Wards 1, 7