Patricia D. Jehlen 186th (2009 - 2010) Senator

D Somerville
Patricia D. Jehlen


State House
Room 424
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1578
Fax: 617-722-1117
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.17 SD626 For legislation to safeguard the confidentiality of prescribing information
S.23 SD2003 Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to initiative petitions
S.31 SD1452 For legislation relative to equitable reimbursement rates for services provided to publicly assisted patients
S.36 SD1688 For legislation to bring child support home
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.54 SD1413 For legislation to ensure access to basic health care for children and young adults
S.58 SD515 For legislation relating to anti-human trafficking and protection
S.71 SD1066 For legislation to support strong families by providing paid family and medical leave, increasing tax deductions, and establishing a work-family council.
S.82 SD124 For legislation to protect and improve the emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children
S.90 SD991 For legislation relative to community preservation
H.149 HD2448 For legislation to provide for the protection and care of certain children born to incarcerated mothers
H.154 HD1071 Relative to the humane treatment of disabled persons
H.170 HD1994 For legislation to increase the availability of residential care facilities as an affordable option for elders and persons with disabilities
H.171 HD2508 Relative to increasing assistance by the Department of Public Welfare for certain elderly, disabled persons and children
S.183 SD1163 For legislation to futher regulate pawn shops and dealers of second articles
S.190 SD125 For legislation to require the disclosure of check cashing and money transfer fees
S.218 SD1469 For legislation to provide health education in schools
S.222 SD897 For legislation to maintain short term objectives for students with disabilities
H.231 HD3406 For legislation to further regulate the collection of debt by creditors
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.306 SD348 For legislation that provisions be made to create a special commission on insitutional long term care services
S.308 SD354 For legislation to correct income calculation for spouses of nursing home residents
S.316 SD1510 For legislation to protect against unfair prescription drug practices.
S.318 SD1187 For legislation to prevent falls among older adults
S.320 SD1242 For legislation to protect the interests of consumers in senior lifestyle communities
S.322 SD548 For legislation relative to a silver alert program to protect those with alzheimers.
S.323 SD852 For legislation relative to dementia special care units in long-term care facilities.
S.328 SD120 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance for long term care residents
H.328 HD881 For legislation to regulate the record-keeping procedures of scrap metal dealers
H.333 HD1819 Relative to economic development and fiscal accountability
H.336 HD644 Relative to establishing a Massachusetts work-family council
S.338 SD1091 For legislation relative to voter registration
S.340 SD1893 For legislation to require voting systems to be accessible to people with disabilities
S.341 SD1995 For legislation to establish election day registation
H.344 HD653 For legislation to impose a penalty for the devocalization of dogs and cats
S.353 SD591 For legislation relative to the agreement among the states to elect the president by national popular vote.
S.391 SD1001 For legislation to establish a 0% interest program for the state revolving loan fund for water and sewer projects and establishing 3:1 leveraging for such projects.
S.404 SD1846 For legislation relative to the reduction of particulate emissions from diesel engines
H.417 HD3749 For the establishment of a charter school working group (including members of the General Court) to study the financing of restrictions imposed upon and innovations promoted by charter schools
H.423 HD639 Relative to school reimbursement funds distributed to the cities, towns and regional school districts of the Commonwealth
S.432 SD1035 For legislation to protect children from toxic toys
S.442 SD1912 For legislation for a healthy Massachusetts: safer alternatives to toxic chemicals
S.461 SD1782 For legislation relative to an appeal process of insurance premium surcharges under managed competition
H.487 HD2295 For legislation to provide equal opportunity for special education
S.495 SD1188 For legislation to establish a reinsurance program to protect consumers of small group health insurance
H.500 HD333 Relative to the recruitment of high school students into the armed forces of the United States
H.503 HD3210 For legislation to include librarians in the foundation budget for school districts
H.506 HD3220 For legislation to establish a charter school working group to study the costs and benefits of charter schools
S.521 SD106 For legislation to streamline the physician credentialing process.
H.545 HD1485 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities
S.549 SD1463 For legislation relative to health care affordability
S.550 SD1524 For legislation relative to shared responsibility in health reform.
S.563 SD1226 For legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care
H.576 HD421 For legislation to provide for the registration of voters on election days
S.603 SD1982 For legislation relative to equal access to higher education and generating revenue for the commonwealth
H.603 HD4313 For the development and implemention of a statewide silver alert system to be activated on behalf of missing senior citizens
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.614 HD4278 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Medford be authorized to provide for an early incentive retirement for its workforce in said town
S.616 SD426 For legislation relative to creating a loan forgiveness program for direct care human service workers
S.617 SD87 For legislation relative to authorizing municipalities to protect low and mederate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
S.624 SD429 For legislation relative to public public housing reform
S.628 SD1692 For legislation relative to the determination of condominium common area interest
S.634 SD924 For legislation relative to Community Preservation Act expenditures to provide housing for low and moderate income community residents
S.635 SD927 For legislation to create a statutory housing restriction and providing remedies related to statutory housing
S.666 SD1309 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
S.678 SD1605 For legislation to establish uniform wage compliance and recordkeeping
H.680 HD1085 Relative to providing for voting by instant runoff method for special elections
S.680 SD1561 For legislation establishing a temporary workers right to know.
H.689 HD676 Relative to allowing cities and towns to provide for early voting in elections in the Commonwealth
S.698 SD1894 For legislation to modernize and protect the unemployment insurance system
S.710 SD1819 For legislation to provide a safe workplace for employees of the Commonwealth, its independent authorities and and its political sub-divisions
S.730 SD466 For legislation to establish a self sufficiency standard in the Commonwealth
S.738 SD1633 For legislation to establish a public guardianship commission
S.748 SD56 For legislation relative to the civil commitment for alcoholism or substance abuse at certain facilities
S.759 SD474 For legislation relative to substance addiction treatment
S.765 SD1552 For legislation relative to land use.
S.783 SD970 For legislation relative to community planning
S.802 SD1285 For legislation to direct tobacco tax revenues to reduce tobacco use and its harms
H.807 HD3957 For legislation to establish a Mystic River water quality commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study of the conditions of said river for fishing, boating and swimming
H.808 HD3958 For legislation to reduce human exposure to particulate matter pollution
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.840 SD1345 For legislation relative to primary stroke designation hospitals
S.842 SD1356 For legislation requiring automated external defibrillators in schools
S.860 SD1219 For legislation relative to home health aides
S.872 SD1261 For legislation to prohibit mandatory overtime for the heakth care workforce
S.873 SD1267 For legislation to strengthen health reform
S.881 SD984 For legislation relative to the pronouncement of death in a rest home
S.896 SD1681 For legislation relative to women’s health and cancer recovery
S.899 SD1519 For legislation to further regulate hospitals.
S.909 SD1340 For legislation to reduce medication errors in the Commonwealth
S.918 SD212 For legislation relative to missing persons
S.936 SD1748 For legislation to train law enforcement in dealing with individuals suffering from mental illness
H.936 HD1699 Relative to requiring that certain health insurance policies include coverage for eating disorders
S.937 SD1779 For legislation relative to medical examinations in correctional facilities
S.938 SD1803 For legislation to prevent illegal trafficking of firearms
S.939 SD1990 For legislation relative to classification of prisoners
H.940 HD1772 Relative to health insurance for human service providers and their employees
S.1038 SD1458 For legislation to include dental benefits in all commonwealth care plans
S.1041 SD1992 For legislation relative to early retirement and the termination retirement allowance
H.1069 HD856 For legislation to regulate claims for services of patients in nursing and long-term care facilities
H.1084 HD1227 That the Secretary for Administration and Finance and the Secretary of Health and Human Services implement a health reform employer responsibility revenue program
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.1095 HD2209 Relative to creating a special commission on institutional long term care services
H.1102 HD2095 For legislation to establish a division of health insurance under the supervision and control of the Commissioner of Health Insurance
H.1112 HD4375 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to authorizing the city of Woburn to convey certain land
S.1143 SD1204 For legislation relative to eligibility for state group health insurance
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.1242 HD1198 For legislation to remove certain restrictions for applicants of subsidized public housing
S.1249 SD1723 For legislation relative to the "circuit breaker" property tax credit for seniors
S.1254 SD1984 For legislation relative to the alcohol excise tax
S.1270 SD1595 For legislation to establish the Lung Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Research Fund
S.1283 SD1534 For legislation to expand senior tax reductions for volunteer services .
H.1318 HD479 For legislation to prohibit the adjournment of a trial exceeding twenty days against the objection of a committed defendant
S.1331 SD1932 For legislation to establish the local aidstabilization fund
S.1338 SD1652 For legislation relative to local excise tax on charges of meals served to the public
S.1339 SD1654 For legislation relative to room occupancy local excise tax
S.1379 SD1762 For legislation to stabilize neighborhoods
S.1385 SD417 For legislation relative to the equitable taxation of manufacturing corporations
S.1410 SD1924 For legislation relative to transparency in state revenues and expenditures
S.1471 SD405 For legislation relative to state funded activities
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.
H.1487 HD2345 Relative to health services in Massachusetts correctional institutions, houses of correction and jails
H.1488 HD2364 Relative to providing written health education information to incarcerated women by correctional institutions
H.1489 HD2368 For legislation to establish certain prerelease programs for female inmates of correctional institutions
H.1490 HD2407 Relative to the treatment of pregnant and postpartum inmates in correctional facilities of the Commonwealth
H.1516 HD3038 For legislation to prevent the illegal trafficking of firearms
S.1527 SD1511 For legislation relative to the establishment of municipal lighting authorities.
S.1543 SD129 For legislation relative to double poles.
S.1546 SD1299 For legislation relative to energy efficiency in affordable housing
H.1581 HD135 Relative to electronic monitoring for pre trial detainees
S.1608 SD1344 For legislation to reform CORI, restore economic opportunity and improve public safety
S.1609 SD1409 For legislation to require just cause for eviction and foreclosed properties
S.1651 SD1456 For legislation relative to drug mandatory minimum sentences
S.1656 SD1547 For legislation relative to archaic crimes
S.1670 SD1916 For legislation relative to testimony in criminal proceedings
S.1676 SD1993 For legislation to expand intensive parole supervision
S.1677 SD1997 For legislation relative to sentencing laws
S.1680 SD2002 For legislation to improve the accuracy ofeyewitness identification procedures
S.1682 SD2022 For legislation relative to school zones
S.1683 SD2029 For legislation relative to law enforcement access to communications records
S.1687 SD389 For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
S.1688 SD930 For legislation to restore enforcement of civil rights
S.1705 SD410 For legislation to establish a special commission to examine diversionary justice programs
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.1746 HD3885 Relative to consent and counseling for certain pregnant minors
S.1751 SD1472 For legislation to establish a moritorium on foreclosures in the commonwealth
H.1777 HD937 For legislation to raise the maximum age for jurors
H.1778 HD2082 Relative to eminent domain takings
S.1778 SD1642 For legislation to require judicial foreclosure
H.1779 HD2224 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to eminent domain takings
H.1785 HD3352 Relative to the determination of alimony payments
H.1794 HD385 Relative to employment contracts
H.1815 HD1726 For legislation to require employers to grant paid sick leave days for employees in the Commonwealth
S.1847 SD1827 For legislation to stabilize tenancies in foreclosed properties
S.1848 SD1872 For legislation to require commercially reasonable efforts to avoid foreclosure
H.1851 HD1131 Relative to language restrictions in the workplace
H.1856 HD1239 For legislation to establish a greyhound workers’ re-training and support fund to assist displaced commercial dog track workers
S.1880 SD1284 For legislation relative to identification cards
H.1905 HD4421 (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Winchester be authorized to issue five additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to certain restaurants
H.1906 HD4422 (by vote of the town) that the licensing authority of the town of Winchester be authorized to issue four additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises to certain restaurants
S.1906 SD1087 For legislation relative to hands free cell phone devices
S.1913 SD2036 For legislation relative to license renewal notifications
H.1935 HD2404 Relative to mental health examinations and services for inmates of certain correctional institutions in the Commonwealth
H.1936 HD2434 Relative to medical services at the Bridgewater State Hospital
H.1938 HD2555 Relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse at the Framingham Correctional Institution
H.1945 HD3935 Relative to the rights of persons receiving services from program or facilities of the department of mental health
H.1948 HD1478 Relative to increasing public safety by increasing access to addiction treatment
H.1977 HD2710 Relative to potentially dangerous and vicious dogs
S.1988 SD1905 For legislation relative to improved sidewalk accesability
S.1990 SD137 For legislation relative to driving with an expired license.
H.2001 HD3284 Relative to liability for the removal of snow and ice from property
H.2030 HD908 Relative to needlestick injury prevention in public health facilities
H.2094 HD688 Relative to air quality in schools and public buildings
H.2127 HD852 For legislation to establish a health care trust for the preservation of the health care system of the Commonwealth
H.2140 HD3959 Relative to the reporting on health effects of particulate matter
H.2148 HD1995 Relative to eligibility for MassHealth home and community based services
H.2154 HD2138 Relative to returning unused pharmaceutical drugs by a health care facility or hospice program to a pharmacy
H.2160 HD3216 For legislation to regulate the medical use of marijuana by patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health
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.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.2241 HD3278 Relative to reporting of impaired drivers by health care providers
H.2288 HD2017 For legislation to increase the accessibility of non-lethal self defense sprays
H.2332 HD2134 Relative to the State Employees and Teachers Retirement System
H.2665 HD1288 To authorize the Human Resources Division to undertake a study of the job classification system of the Commonwealth
H.2686 HD1158 For legislation to establish an excise tax on plastic carryout bags in certain retail stores
H.2737 HD969 Relative to the calculation of income for spouses of nursing home residents
H.2773 HD3951 Relative to the excise tax imposed on certain tobacco products
H.2824 HD1303 Relative to the taxation of public land used for commercial purposes
H.2907 HD1206 Relative to telecommunication property taxes paid to cities and towns
H.3120 HD334 Relative to utility pole replacement
H.3121 HD424 Relative to energy efficient construction
H.3122 HD425 For legislation to promote economic development through renewable energy production
H.3131 HD2077 Relative to consumer choice of electricity from renewable sources
H.3227 HD2769 For legislation to preserve the right of way for the North/South rail link
H.3267 HD1283 For legislation to further regulate the speed limit of motorized vehicles in certain densely populated areas in cities and towns
H.3326 HD985 Relative to increasing the tax on gasoline and the raising of fares by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
H.3330 HD2419 For legislation to further regulate snow and recreation vehicles
H.3362 HD1203 Relative to transportation services to historic areas
H.3399 HD336 Relative to veterans' benefits equity for persons discharged from the military based on certain consensual conduct
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.3421 HD1282 For legislation to improve the personal care attendant program
H.3435 HD1323 Relative to long-term suspensions and expulsions of school students
H.3438 HD1398 For legislation to protect from net loss public lands or easements taken or acquired for natural resource
H.3506 HD1264 Relative to protecting tropical forests by restricting state purchases of certain wood products
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.3573 HD1557 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
H.3585 HD1433 Relative to the care and treatment of people with mental illness in hospital emergency rooms
H.3643 HD2190 Relative to motor vehicle speed limits within urban districts
H.3660 HD2708 For legislation to ensure that high school graduates possess a reasonable breadth and depth of knowledge and skills
H.3675 HD3215 For the establishment of a clean vehicle emissions incentive program within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
H.3803 HD1117 Relative to establishing a three year phase in of transportation costs into the special education circuit breaker.
H.3804 HD1180 For legislation to control bullying of children with autism spectrum disorder
H.3805 HD1174 Relative to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and improving access to services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elderly persons
H.3809 HD984 Relative to insurance coverage for autism
H.3841 HD3926 Relative to liablity for injuries or damages sustained upon public ways by reason of snow or ice
H.3854 HD4058 Relative to motion picture tax credits
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.4199 HD4515 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to health insurance insurance for retired employees in the city of Somerville
H.4857 HD5101 Relative to corporate campaign contributions

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Newton High School
  • Swarthmore College, B.A.
  • Harvard University, M.A.T.
  • University of Massachusetts at Boston (Masters Degree Program)
  • School Committee (1976-1991)
  • Mass. House (1991-2005)
  • Mass. Senate (2005-present)
Second Middlesex -- Consisting of the cities of Cambridge, wards 9 to 11, inclusive, Medford and Somerville, and the town of Winchester, precincts 4 to 7, inclusive, in the county of Middlesex.