Louis L. Kafka 186th (2009 - 2010) Division Chair

D Stoughton
Louis L. Kafka


State House
Room 185
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2960
Fax: 617-722-2713
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.43 SD892 For legislation to prevent homelessness among recipients of transitional assistance
S.90 SD991 For legislation relative to community preservation
H.110 HD526 For legislation to prevent the sharing of prescription data
H.132 HD3287 For legislation to provide for random reviews of abuse investigations conducted by the Department of Mental Retardation
H.152 HD997 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
H.170 HD1994 For legislation to increase the availability of residential care facilities as an affordable option for elders and persons with disabilities
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
H.176 HD3945 For legislation to replace the words “mental retardation” in the General Laws with the words “developmental disabilities"
S.183 SD1163 For legislation to futher regulate pawn shops and dealers of second articles
H.239 HD1054 Relative to consumer gift cards
S.248 SD1385 For legislation to improve quality physical education
S.249 SD1515 For legislation relative to evaluating and enhancing quality physical education.
S.278 SD1968 For legislation to fulfill the promise of education reform adequate funding for student success
S.285 SD1102 For legislation relative to school age temporary residents
H.313 HD448 For legislation to further regulate advertising on the Internet
H.344 HD653 For legislation to impose a penalty for the devocalization of dogs and cats
H.364 HD2583 For legislation to establish a bullying prevention and intervention plan for the protection of students in the schools of the Commonwealth
H.367 HD904 For legislation to regulate contributions by the city and the towns for operation of the Southeastern Regional School District
H.389 HD550 For legislation to require heart screening for interscholastic athletes
S.396 SD296 For legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth
S.401 SD1609 For legislation to establish a water infrastructure finance commission
H.410 HD1823 For legislation to require instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators for high school graduation
H.422 HD635 Relative to the rights of employees in education collaboratives
S.428 SD706 For legislation relative to the sewer rate relief fund
S.432 SD1035 For legislation to protect children from toxic toys
H.461 HD2343 Relative to the appeals process in MCAS exams
H.496 HD2159 Relative to the education of children who are deaf or hard of hearing
H.506 HD3220 For legislation to establish a charter school working group to study the costs and benefits of charter schools
H.545 HD1485 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities
H.551 HD3937 Relative to the annual street list for voters
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.603 HD4313 For the development and implemention of a statewide silver alert system to be activated on behalf of missing senior citizens
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.660 HD2035 Relative to the agreement among states to elect the President by national popular vote
H.663 HD3339 Relative to establishing identification requirements for voters who registered to vote by mail
S.666 SD1309 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
H.726 HD3104 That manufacturers of mercury-added lamps implement a recycling program
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
S.774 SD1448 For legislation relative to puppy mills
S.800 SD1778 For legislation to establish a commission to reduce unnecessary wait time for children with special health care needs
H.820 HD3682 That the Department of Conservation and Recreation be directed to assume control of the Havey Beach Reservation located in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston
H.822 HD3766 Relative to Department of Conservation retaining certain revenue to promote the development of parks
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.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
H.888 HD739 Relative to appeals of motor vehicle insurance surcharges
S.987 SD1114 For legislation relative to emergency medical services at certain prison facilities
H.1033 HD2123 Relative to insurance coverage and payment for prescribed treatment for mitochondrial disease
H.1053 HD3940 Relative to the board of appeals in the Division of Insurance
S.1090 SD1542 For legislation relative to the retirement options of certain educational personnel
H.1094 HD3328 For legislation to exclude certain retirement funds from countable assets of medical assistance recipients
S.1095 SD144 For legislation relative to credible service for school nurses
H.1095 HD2209 Relative to creating a special commission on institutional long term care services
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
S.1251 SD1837 For legislation relative to senior citizen property taxes
H.1302 HD3955 For legislation to provide that certain monies obtained for the seizure of controlled substances be used to prevent gang violence
H.1311 HD911 Relative to penalties for breaking and entering a firearm retail wholesaler or manufacturer
S.1331 SD1932 For legislation to establish the local aidstabilization fund
H.1481 HD727 Relative to designating the law library of the J. Michael Ruane Judicial Center in the city of Salem as the Samuel E. Zoll Building
H.1527 HD3313 Relative to the registration of deeds and instruments
S.1559 SD502 For legislation to protect and enhance the rights of child and adult victims and witnesses of crime
H.1587 HD149 Relative to the victims of violent crime
S.1687 SD389 For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
H.1690 HD2002 For legislation to further regulate jury duty for elderly persons
H.1708 HD1213 Relative to equal access to civil marriage
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
H.1756 HD2471 Relative to fees by paid to the Registry of Deeds
H.1777 HD937 For legislation to raise the maximum age for jurors
H.1861 HD3874 Relative to bullying in the workplace
S.1934 SD1555 For legislation to promote and and advance motorcycle safety.
S.1957 SD1833 For legislation relative to regional transit authorities
H.1969 HD1118 Relative to requiring the posting of security for the seizure and impoundment of animals
H.2054 HD1151 For legislation to restrict the sale of tobacco products at locations where health professionals are employed
H.2062 HD1818 Relative to public access to automatic external defibrillator equipment
H.2092 HD638 For legislation to promote proper school nutrition
H.2143 HD1854 Relative to prohibiting advertising by pharmaceutical companies
H.2147 HD1991 Relative to promoting the development of small house nursing homes in the Commonwealth
H.2148 HD1995 Relative to eligibility for MassHealth home and community based services
H.2150 HD2025 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth 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.2185 HD3608 Relative to colorectal cancer screenings
H.2214 HD2896 For legislation to further regulate licensed pawnbrokers
H.2234 HD3574 For legislation protecting sports officials
S.2238 SD2366 (by vote of the town) for legislation to amend the charter of the town of Stoughton regarding the filling of certain vacancies
H.2256 HD1833 Relative to jet skis, surf jets, wet bikes, and other watercrafts in municipalities
H.2268 HD1331 Relative to the Bureau of Forest Fire Control within the Division of Forest and Parks
H.2316 HD1168 For legislation to provide creditable service for certain teachers for retirement purposes
H.2342 HD2230 Relative to creditable service for nonpublic school service
H.2361 HD2067 Relative to general or blanket insurance for persons in the service of counties, cities, towns and districts, and their dependents
H.2428 HD2858 Relative to payments to certain retirees for services performed after retirement
H.2753 HD2354 Relative to sales and excise tax exemptions for disabled veterans
H.2827 HD442 For legislation to eliminate certain duplicate in lieu of taxes payments to the towns of Belchertown, Hardwick, New Salem, Pelham, Petersham and Ware for watershed lands of the Quabbin Reservation
H.2829 HD449 For legislation to establish a tax credit for sewer charges paid for certain owner-occupied residencies.
H.2882 HD1878 For legislation to provide for property tax relief for certain caregivers providing assistance for spouses or dependents
H.2892 HD957 Relative to reducing the property taxes of certain elderly personsns
H.2906 HD2127 For legislation to provide an income tax credit for certain hearing aid expenditures
H.2933 HD2490 Relative to establishing a deeds excise surcharge
H.2991 HD2483 Relative to bulk purchasing by state agencies
H.3023 HD3851 For the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting apart the first Wednesday in May as state parks day
H.3058 HD1148 For legislation to require retailers to retain certain records relative to the purchase by consumers of prepaid cell phones
H.3110 HD1493 For legislation to require utility companies to send prepaid postage envelopes on request for payments made to persons sixty-five years of age or over
H.3170 HD1181 That visiting nurses be exempt from certain parking regulations in cities and towns
H.3189 HD910 Relative to roadway reopenings and safety
H.3301 HD1888 Regulating the display of red and blue flashing, rotating or oscillating lights
H.3326 HD985 Relative to increasing the tax on gasoline and the raising of fares by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
H.3350 HD2335 Relative to the operation of certain commercial vehicle with an accumulation of snow and ice
H.3393 HD1897 For an investigation and study by a special commission to evaluate the status of Massachusetts veterans long term care services
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.3421 HD1282 For legislation to improve the personal care attendant program
H.3434 HD1266 Relative to the teaching of health education in schools
H.3438 HD1398 For legislation to protect from net loss public lands or easements taken or acquired for natural resource
H.3441 HD1254 For legislation to protect lakes and ponds by establishing an invasive aquatic plant management fund
H.3450 HD931 Relative to health insurance coverage for urea cycle disorders for certain public employees
H.3459 HD1263 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the condominium laws
H.3461 HD1277 Relative to condominium elections
H.3523 HD1260 Relative to the dissemination of certain criminal offender record information
H.3536 HD1365 Relative to the repeal or reform of certain archaic laws
H.3542 HD1407 Relative to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Board of Directors
H.3546 HD2242 Relative to protecting residents of the commonwealth from door-to-door solicitors
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.3556 HD2226 Relative to prohibiting the sale installation and disposal of mercury thermostats
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.3660 HD2708 For legislation to ensure that high school graduates possess a reasonable breadth and depth of knowledge and skills
H.3689 HD3217 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
H.3720 HD2663 Relative to the posting of food establishment inspection reports
H.3748 HD2981 For legislation to impose a tax of professional sports tickets for the pupose of funding school sports activities
H.3755 HD2479 Relative to establishing a deeds excise fund in certain counties
H.3798 HD3533 For an investigation by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services of the feasibility of establishing fairness rules for the equitable distribution of nonprofit group homes
H.3809 HD984 Relative to insurance coverage for autism
H.3834 HD1080 For legislation to establish an elderly persons tax relief outreach program for the purposes of assisting elderly residents
H.3912 HD900 Relative to the establishment of a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
H.3916 HD4072 Relative to further regulating funeral directors
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.4307 HD4645 For legislation to establish the MFN water district
H.4338 HD4692 Relative to designating a certain bridge in the town of Mansfield in honor or Edward Joseph Pazsit
H.4529 HD4871 Relative to defining the dissemination of obscene material
H.4730 HD4869 For legislation to restrict calllers from using certain automatic dialing devices for sending informaion to subscribers of telephone services
H.4857 HD5101 Relative to corporate campaign contributions

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Sharon High School
  • University of Miami
  • New England School of Law
  • Democratic Town Committee
  • Sharon Recreation Committee
  • Mass. House (1991-Present)
Eighth Norfolk, Consisting of Sharon; Stoughton: Precincts 2, 3, 4, 6; Walpole: Precincts 3, 4; Mansfield: Precinct 4 (Bristol Co.).