Sean Garballey 186th (2009 - 2010) Representative

D Arlington
Sean Garballey


State House
Room 540
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2090
Fax: 617-722-2848
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.62 SD491 For legislation to protect against the displacement of current employees
S.89 SD1415 For legislation to strenghten community development in the commonwealth
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.187 HD3353 Relative to the standards, regulations and operating procedures for personal care services and for personal care attendants
S.201 SD469 For legislation relative to plant relocation
H.210 HD770 Relative to community development and the Massachusetts Community Development Corporation
H.266 HD989 For legislation to further regulate the practice of psychotherapy
H.317 HD3374 For legislation to regulate the direct shipment of wines
H.344 HD653 For legislation to impose a penalty for the devocalization of dogs and cats
S.348 SD2009 For legislation to ensure the freedom to vote in the Commonwealth
H.358 HD959 For legislation to further define recertification requirements for teachers
H.377 HD3650 For legislation to require financial literacy courses in high schools
S.388 SD1696 For legislation to promote healthy communities and the environment
H.401 HD1521 Relative to student testing in the public schools
H.407 HD2362 Relative to including personal financial literacy in the math curriculum for all school grade levels
H.410 HD1823 For legislation to require instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators for high school graduation
H.461 HD2343 Relative to the appeals process in MCAS exams
H.468 HD3319 Relative to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities
H.469 HD3326 Relative to regulating MCAS testing of children with disabilities
H.470 HD3355 Relative to establishing a school counseling leadership pilot project to accelerate college and career readiness in the public schools
H.471 HD3364 For legislation to institute college and career readiness through six-year career plans for public school students
H.479 HD776 For legislation to provide parity for local public school tuition payments for Commonwealth charter schools
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.516 HD2783 Relative to establishing a moratorium for approving applications for Commonwealth charter schools
H.530 HD2577 Relaltive to early childhood education and care in the Commonwealth
H.553 HD1425 Relative to age requirements in local elections
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.624 HD238 For legislation to allow the non-profit corporation Home of the Brave, Inc., to construct and operate public homes for veterans
H.638 HD1709 Relative to data collection for charter schools
H.660 HD2035 Relative to the agreement among states to elect the President by national popular vote
S.666 SD1309 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
S.680 SD1561 For legislation establishing a temporary workers right to know.
S.682 SD1611 For legislation to protect honest employees
H.725 HD3072 For legislation to prohibit additional incineration of solid waste materials
H.757 HD3093 For legislation to promote safe alternatives to toxic chemicals
H.798 HD2223 For legislation to prohibit the use plastic bags by retail establishments
H.808 HD3958 For legislation to reduce human exposure to particulate matter pollution
H.888 HD739 Relative to appeals of motor vehicle insurance surcharges
H.890 HD1070 For legislation to provide health insurance coverage for tobacco use cessation treatment
H.1173 HD1269 For legislation to prohibit educational institutions from imposing surcharges on credit card payments
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
S.1239 SD1278 For legislation to create the community development partnership program
H.1242 HD1198 For legislation to remove certain restrictions for applicants of subsidized public housing
H.1298 HD744 Relative to health benefits for certain attorneys representing indigent persons
H.1319 HD1238 For legislation to provide for abuse prevention order protection for animals
S.1420 SD1753 For legislation relative to privatization contracts
S.1469 SD1428 For legislation to establish disability history month
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
H.1523 HD481 For legislation to provide for comprehensive protection from childhood sexual abuse
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
H.1746 HD3885 Relative to consent and counseling for certain pregnant minors
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
H.1867 HD2616 For legislation to make certain changes for improvements in the unemployment insurance system
H.1870 HD3048 Relative to the rights of employers under the workers' compensation law
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
S.2000 SD1742 For legislation to train and certify veterans service officers and agents
H.2031 HD926 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to patient care
H.2080 HD1708 For legislation to establish a board of registration in midwifery
H.2084 HD1780 For legislation to establish an independent expert panel to study medication errors and adverse drug events
H.2092 HD638 For legislation to promote proper school nutrition
H.2138 HD3222 That the Department of Public Health deveolop "checklists of care" for hospitals to prevent medical errors and reduce infection rates
H.2256 HD1833 Relative to jet skis, surf jets, wet bikes, and other watercrafts in municipalities
H.2329 HD1067 Relative to creditable service for uncompensated elected officials
H.2359 HD1154 Relative to the retirement benefits of certain veterans
H.2487 HD244 Relative to cost of living adjustments for retired public employees of the Commonwealth
H.2515 HD2051 That certain certified school nurses be included in the definition of "teacher" under the public employees retirement law
H.2535 HD3427 For legislation to provide a one-time supplemental payment to certain retired public employees
H.2666 HD310 For legislation to improve the earned income credit for working families under the tax laws of the Commonwealth
H.2686 HD1158 For legislation to establish an excise tax on plastic carryout bags in certain retail stores
H.2717 HD3007 Relative to establishing an organ donation registration fund
H.2728 HD2582 For legislation to expand the renewable energy tax credits to include geothermal energy for non-business residential purposes
H.2732 HD1825 For legislation to promote sales tax fairness for small businesses
H.2733 HD1836 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to a graduated income tax
H.2766 HD2369 That tobacco tax revenues be used to reduce tobacco use
H.2773 HD3951 Relative to the excise tax imposed on certain tobacco products
H.2857 HD3901 Relative to raising the maximum property value for tax relief for elderly persons
H.2907 HD1206 Relative to telecommunication property taxes paid to cities and towns
H.2940 HD863 That cities and towns be authorized to include "transient accommondations" under the room occupancy excise tax
H.3024 HD3715 For the establishment of a special commission (including members of the General Court) for the purpose of examining the seal and motto of the Commonwealth
H.3064 HD1820 For legislation to limit outdoor night lighting, conserve energy and reduce light pollution
H.3067 HD1695 Relative to the safety and protection of utility work and construction sites
H.3069 HD1115 That energy generating facilities constructed or commencing operation on and after January first, two thousand ten shall not utilize or gasify coal
H.3087 HD2179 For legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants
H.3139 HD3855 For legislation to develop and implement a “Women’s Rights History Trail” program
H.3146 HD472 For legislation to provide for the appointment of a poet laureate of the Commonwealth
H.3148 HD3187 That the State Secretary be authorized to publish a history of slavery in the Commonwealth
H.3233 HD2815 For legislation to prohibit the use of tobacco products in motor vehicles for the protection of children from secondhand smoke
H.3285 HD857 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be directed to issue "Baby Boomer Generation" registration plates
H.3326 HD985 Relative to increasing the tax on gasoline and the raising of fares by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
H.3327 HD1186 Relative to liability for damage caused by defects on state roads
H.3421 HD1282 For legislation to improve the personal care attendant program
H.3423 HD1372 Relative to child support paid on behalf of current or former recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits
H.3433 HD1308 For legislation to develop a model school curriculum and implementation guidelines related to conflict resolution education
H.3434 HD1266 Relative to the teaching of health education in schools
H.3435 HD1323 Relative to long-term suspensions and expulsions of school students
H.3436 HD1333 Relative to reducing the size of certain classes and enhancing student opportunity for achievement and results
H.3438 HD1398 For legislation to protect from net loss public lands or easements taken or acquired for natural resource
H.3485 HD272 Relative to dissemination of information concerning the availability of the federal and state earned income tax credit
H.3492 HD275 For the annual proclamation by the Governor of the third week in April as Youth Awareness Week
H.3512 HD807 Relative to the definition of "beverage" under the bottle law, so-called
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.3542 HD1407 Relative to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Board of Directors
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.3571 HD1447 Relative to the protection of tenants of foreclosed properties
H.3573 HD1557 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
H.3586 HD1439 Relative to the coordination of mental health care for children
H.3656 HD2647 Relative to a special education services for low incidence populations
H.3660 HD2708 For legislation to ensure that high school graduates possess a reasonable breadth and depth of knowledge and skills
H.3718 HD3135 Relative to the appointment of a nurse deputy commissioner of the Department of Public Health
H.3751 HD2648 Relative to a local options meals tax
H.3786 HD2760 For legislation to authorize certain veterans to use facilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities without cost to such veterans
H.3809 HD984 Relative to insurance coverage for autism
H.3912 HD900 Relative to the establishment of a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
H.3954 HD4117 Relative to establishing a substance abuse health protection fund with collections from the sale of certain alcoholic beverages
H.4077 HD1057 That the Department of Education be directed to publish certain information relative to charter schools
H.4471 HD4770 Relative to establishing a public health Lyme disease research institute at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
H.4750 HD4572 Relative to the opening and closing of swimming pools under the jurisdication of the Department of Conservation and Recreation
By Request
HD3912 For legislation to require warning labels on single and multi-pack containers of beer and single and multi-pack containers of wine

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • University of Massachusetts at Lowell B.S.
  • Suffolk University M.S. 2009 Candidate
  • MA House of Representatives 2008-present
  • Arlington School Committee (2005 to 2008, Vice Chair 2007 2008)
  • Chairman of the Budget Subcommittee 2007 - 2008
  • Arlington Town Meeting Member (2003 - 2008)
Twenty-third Middlesex, Consisting of Arlington: Precincts 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21; Medford: Ward 3: Precinct 2, Ward 6: Precincts 1, 2.