Paul J. Donato 186th (2009 - 2010) Second Assistant Majority Leader

D Medford
Paul J. Donato


State House
Room 481
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2180
Fax: 617-722-2347
District Office
271 Spring Street
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 781-395-1683
Fax: 781-395-2871
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.68 SD903 For legislation relative to families and children engaged in services
H.155 HD1109 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of services that support individuals with autistic spectrum disorders
H.266 HD989 For legislation to further regulate the practice of psychotherapy
H.344 HD653 For legislation to impose a penalty for the devocalization of dogs and cats
S.352 SD146 For legislation to regulate campaign contributions
S.366 SD1952 For legislation to regulate the use of off highway and recreation vehicles
H.376 HD1781 For legislation to provide limited public forums for student expression of religious views at certain school events
S.396 SD296 For legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth
H.437 HD882 Relative to requiring parental notification and consent prior to implementing curriculum concerning human sexuality
S.461 SD1782 For legislation relative to an appeal process of insurance premium surcharges under managed competition
H.482 HD3079 Relative to requiring school districts to develop health programs concerning Irlen syndrome and scotopic sensitivity, so-called
H.494 HD2573 For legislation to improve early education and care for chiildren by family child care providers
H.506 HD3220 For legislation to establish a charter school working group to study the costs and benefits of charter schools
H.516 HD2783 Relative to establishing a moratorium for approving applications for Commonwealth charter schools
H.757 HD3093 For legislation to promote safe alternatives to toxic chemicals
H.774 HD1129 For legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth
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.872 SD1261 For legislation to prohibit mandatory overtime for the heakth care workforce
S.966 SD561 For legislation relative to process piping.
S.1001 SD1558 For legislation relative to the sale and possession of bb, pellet and paintball guns
S.1048 SD1398 For legislation to accomodate personal care attendants without a workplace site
H.1069 HD856 For legislation to regulate claims for services of patients in nursing and long-term care facilities
S.1095 SD144 For legislation relative to credible service for school nurses
H.1150 HD4415 For legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Michelle Nocera, an employee of the Middlesex County Sheriiff's Office
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.1421 SD668 For legislation to provide for the public inspection of records made or received by special state police officers at educational institutions and hospitals
H.1464 HD3454 Relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of cerain special juveniles
H.1484 HD1729 For legislation to provide certain information for victims of domestic violence
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
H.1539 HD3432 For legislation to establish an electronic monitoring program in domestic abuse cases
H.1670 HD1037 Relative to information provided to women seeking abortions
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.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.1945 HD3935 Relative to the rights of persons receiving services from program or facilities of the department of mental health
S.2027 SD2071 That provision be made to revive and continue the special commission relative to municipal relief
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.2218 HD558 Relative to community leadership, neighborhood-revitalization and urban-violence protection
H.2342 HD2230 Relative to creditable service for nonpublic school service
H.2486 HD243 For legislation to provide creditable service for retirement purposes for certain sabbatical leaves
H.2487 HD244 Relative to cost of living adjustments for retired public employees of the Commonwealth
H.2610 HD2893 Relative to personal care attendants without workplace sites under the collective bargaining law for public employees
H.3067 HD1695 Relative to the safety and protection of utility work and construction sites
H.3209 HD2948 Relative to the designation of a bridge on Clifton Street in the city of Malden by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority as the DiPaola Brothers Veterans Bridge
H.3438 HD1398 For legislation to protect from net loss public lands or easements taken or acquired for natural resource
H.3523 HD1260 Relative to the dissemination of certain criminal offender record information
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.3586 HD1439 Relative to the coordination of mental health care for children
H.3809 HD984 Relative to insurance coverage for autism
H.3916 HD4072 Relative to further regulating funeral directors
H.4529 HD4871 Relative to defining the dissemination of obscene material
H.4577 HD4880 For legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Stephanie Savini, en employee of the Department of Security of the Trial Court
H.4750 HD4572 Relative to the opening and closing of swimming pools under the jurisdication of the Department of Conservation and Recreation
By Request
HD2968 For legislation to designate a certain bridge on Mountain Avenue in the city of Malden as the Joseph E. Croken Bridge

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator/Manufacturers Representative
Children: 2
Religion: Catholic

Career Highlights

  • Author of Bullying bill
  • Member - Special Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Member - Special Commission on Municipal Relief
  • Chairman, Municipal Finance, Sub-committee of the Regionalization Advisory Commission

Education & Public Service

  • University of Massachusetts at Boston
  • Medford High School
  • Mass. House (2001-present)
  • Medford City Council (1976-1985, 1996-2001, President 1999-2000)
  • Deputy Mayor (1978-1979); Mayor (1980-1985)
  • Medford School Committee (1972-1975)
Thirty-fifth Middlesex, Consisting of Malden: Ward 1, Ward 3: Precinct 2, Ward 7: Precinct 1; Medford: Wards 1, 2, Ward 3: Precinct 1, Ward 7: Precinct 2, Ward 8: Precinct 1.