Robert M. Koczera 186th (2009 - 2010) Representative

D New Bedford
Robert M. Koczera


State House
Room 448
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2582
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.17 SD626 For legislation to safeguard the confidentiality of prescribing information
S.58 SD515 For legislation relating to anti-human trafficking and protection
S.176 SD983 For legislation relative to authorizing the direct shipment of wins
S.183 SD1163 For legislation to futher regulate pawn shops and dealers of second articles
H.238 HD1702 Relative to fees charged by issuers of credit cards in the Commonwealth
H.241 HD2874 For legislation to require applicants for professional licenses to have satisfied all state tax obligations of such applicants
H.242 HD180 For legislation to establish a car buyer bill of rights
H.266 HD989 For legislation to further regulate the practice of psychotherapy
H.313 HD448 For legislation to further regulate advertising on the Internet
H.316 HD760 Relative to the protection of consumers from identity theft
S.316 SD1510 For legislation to protect against unfair prescription drug practices.
H.317 HD3374 For legislation to regulate the direct shipment of wines
H.352 HD2262 Relative to further regulating single sex schools and classes
H.363 HD1004 Relative to increasing the minimum age for school dropouts
H.368 HD2087 For legislation to reform punitive suspensions from public schools of the Commonwealth to include community service
H.369 HD2422 Relative to the mandatory minimum age for school attendance
S.422 SD979 For legislation relative to farmers markets
H.479 HD776 For legislation to provide parity for local public school tuition payments for Commonwealth charter schools
S.484 SD277 For legislation to further regulate automobile insurance surcharges
H.565 HD2129 Relative to voter identification at polling places
S.616 SD426 For legislation relative to creating a loan forgiveness program for direct care human service workers
H.650 HD2284 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to a vacancy in the office of Governor or Lieutenant-Governor.
H.658 HD1161 Relative to early voting in certain elections
H.705 HD3879 Relative to the prevention of introduction and dispersal of harmful non-indigenous species in the Commonwealth
H.719 HD1088 For legislation to require that retail stores supply only recyclable paper bags, compostable plastic bags, or reusable bags
H.723 HD3511 For legislation to provide for an annual 2 day deer hunt held on the Saturday and Sunday immediately following Thanksgiving Day
H.740 HD1518 For legislation to authorize the Fisheries and Wildlife Board to control the taking and posessing of certain wildlife for purposes of observation, research, control or management
S.778 SD1352 For legislation to establish a cat and dog spay and nueter fund
H.801 HD1747 Relative to areas of critical environmental concern
H.810 HD3268 For legislation to prevent oil spills in Buzzads Bay by requiring escort tugs for unescorted tank vessels
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.824 HD3956 Relative to requiring recycling in state buildings
H.833 HD3211 Relative to producer responsibility for discarded electronic products
S.842 SD1356 For legislation requiring automated external defibrillators in schools
H.847 HD2945 Relative to exempting cities and towns from fees from the Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention and Response Act
S.876 SD1673 For legislation to promote safe patient care and support the nursing profession
H.878 HD2617 That the Commissioner of Insurance be authorized to adopt regulations for the protection of consumers purchasing homeowners insurance
S.941 SD577 For legislation punishing assault and battery by means of a bodily substance upon correctional facility employees.
S.1063 SD1523 For legislation to continue retirement group membership for law enforcement officials
H.1077 HD1185 Relative to standardizing and improving access to up-to-date eligibility and enrollment information for health care benefits, coverage and cost sharing
H.1151 HD4403 For an investigation by the Executive Office of Transportation and the Turnpike Authority of the establishment of a fully-automated toll collection system
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
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
S.1271 SD1634 For legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption
S.1284 SD1646 For legislation to impose an excise on the use of plastic carryout bags in certain stores
S.1290 SD275 For legislation to provide a tax exemption for a taxpayer supporting an elderly relative
S.1291 SD276 For legislation relative to tax credits for prescription drugs
S.1296 SD1342 For legislation relative to tax deductions for contributions to college savings plans
H.1299 HD1033 For legislation to protect children against sex offenders
H.1300 HD2838 That violations of the firearms laws of the Commonwealth be subject to hearings relative to dangerous persons
H.1301 HD3777 Relative to making drug dealing subject to dangerousness hearing determinations
H.1311 HD911 Relative to penalties for breaking and entering a firearm retail wholesaler or manufacturer
S.1317 SD658 For legislation relative to 529 college savings plans
H.1349 HD933 Relative to the Sexual Offender Registry
S.1437 SD1637 For legislation to improve public contracting with Massachusetts farmers
H.1500 HD3008 Relative to the sex offender registry in the commonwealth
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.1526 HD2009 Relative to the liability of pharmacists
S.1527 SD1511 For legislation relative to the establishment of municipal lighting authorities.
S.1697 SD1499 For legislation relative to police pursuits in the commonwealth
H.1729 HD3209 For legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages
S.1748 SD737 For legislation to amend the dangerousness statute
S.1756 SD1240 For legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
S.1818 SD857 For legislation relative to timely classification of sex offenders
S.1828 SD1130 For legislation relative to community leadership neighborhood revitalization and urban violence protection act of 2009
H.1853 HD2111 Relative to the competitive determination of workers' compensation insurance rates.
H.1970 HD2100 For legislation to audit municipalities every three to five years
S.2009 SD1396 Resolutions urging Congress to eliminate the two year waiting period for those eligible for SSDI coverage
H.2080 HD1708 For legislation to establish a board of registration in midwifery
H.2082 HD1731 Relative to the administering of controlled substances by physician assistants and nurse practitioners
H.2092 HD638 For legislation to promote proper school nutrition
H.2155 HD2139 Relative to establishing a drug repository program in the Commonwealth
H.2203 HD1058 Relative to requiring the installation of seat belts and establishing safety equipment standards for school buses in the Commonwealth
H.2218 HD558 Relative to community leadership, neighborhood-revitalization and urban-violence protection
S.2433 SD2558 For legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Melissa Gordon of the Trial Court.
H.2489 HD418 For legislation to expand benefits available to municipalities with membership in the Group Insurance Commission
H.2686 HD1158 For legislation to establish an excise tax on plastic carryout bags in certain retail stores
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.2712 HD2094 For legislation to provide a tax credit for expenditures on energy efficient technologies
H.2713 HD2160 For legislation to establish a tax and fee structure advisory commission
H.2849 HD1530 Relative to the renewable energy income tax credit
H.2864 HD1184 Relative to income tax deductions for the cost of higher educationon
H.2906 HD2127 For legislation to provide an income tax credit for certain hearing aid expenditures
H.2918 HD2802 Providing for a income tax deduction for contributions to college savings plans
H.2931 HD2147 Relative to making certain changes in the income tax laws
H.3001 HD415 For legislation to promote municipal efficiency and innovation through regional collaboration
H.3035 HD2078 Relative to designating October thirtieth as Polish American Congress Day
H.3057 HD3946 Relative to the definition of beverage containers and reinstatement of the clean environment fund
H.3087 HD2179 For legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants
H.3125 HD2974 For legislation to expand the definition of "beverage containers" under the bottle bill, so-called
H.3179 HD3922 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles establish a "green" registration fee for certain alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles and to create a rail transit fund
H.3184 HD2117 For legislation to provide tolls on the New Hampshire border
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.3439 HD1311 Relative to the disposition of abandoned vessels
H.3441 HD1254 For legislation to protect lakes and ponds by establishing an invasive aquatic plant management fund
H.3515 HD1314 Relative to further regulating recycling rates and expanding the bottle bill, so-called
H.3516 HD1017 Relative to the penalty for failure to testify in gang related cases
H.3568 HD2265 For legislation to encourage licensed social workers to work in child welfare and human services programs
H.3587 HD2165 For legislation to establish a regionalization advisory commission
H.3598 HD2143 That hearing aids be included in coverage under health insurance plans
H.3612 HD2194 Relative to the taxation of contributions to retirement accounts
H.3676 HD3265 Relative to representation by the Attorney General in actions involving pilots
H.3683 HD2969 Relative to the escrowing of withheld rent actions
H.3684 HD2970 Relative to the withholding of rent by tenants
H.3696 HD2672 Relative to establishing a youth workforce system in the Commonwealth
H.3745 HD3148 Relative to the taxation of retirement contributions of self employed persons
H.3810 HD3712 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation toauthorize the city of New Bedford to adopt regulations for the protection andncontrol of public housing in said city
H.3854 HD4058 Relative to motion picture tax credits
H.3912 HD900 Relative to the establishment of a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
H.4068 HD3954 Relative to establishing and regulating resort-style casinos, gaming and entertainment in the Commonwealth
H.4529 HD4871 Relative to defining the dissemination of obscene material
H.4857 HD5101 Relative to corporate campaign contributions

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Monsignor James Coyle High School
  • University Massachusetts at Dartmouth, B.A. '75
  • Suffolk University, M.P.A.
  • Providence College M.A.
  • New Bedford City Council (1984-1989, President 1987); New Bedford Planning Board (1984-1986)
  • Democratic City Committee (1976-present)
  • Mass. House (1989-present)
  • Democratic State Committeeman (2004-present)
Eleventh Bristol, Consisting of Acushnet; New Bedford: Ward 1: Precincts A, B, C, Ward 2, Ward 3: Precincts B, C