William N. Brownsberger 186th (2009 - 2010) Senator

D Belmont
William N. Brownsberger


State House
Room 504
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1280
Bill Docket Bill Title
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.58 SD515 For legislation relating to anti-human trafficking and protection
S.90 SD991 For legislation relative to community preservation
H.152 HD997 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
H.153 HD1040 That the Secretary of Health and Human Services and the Secretary of Education in meeting the needs of children with autism spectrum disorder collaborate with parents of children with autism
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.156 HD1155 Relative to establishing a pilot program for adults with Asperger syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders
H.169 HD3938 Relative to services for homeless individuals and families receiving assistance under the program of emergency aid to elders, disabled and children
H.171 HD2508 Relative to increasing assistance by the Department of Public Welfare for certain elderly, disabled persons and children
S.176 SD983 For legislation relative to authorizing the direct shipment of wins
H.183 HD2294 That the Department of Mental Retardation be authorized to establish Level IV behavioral treatment interventions
H.210 HD770 Relative to community development and the Massachusetts Community Development Corporation
H.228 HD189 For legislation to ensure that independent repair facilities in the Commonwealth have access to information related to the proper and complete diagnosis, service and repair of motor vehicles
H.247 HD2229 For legislation to establish a board of certification of community health workers in the Division of Health Professions Licensure
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
H.282 HD1821 For legislation to protect the rights of consumers in motor vehicle repair transactions
H.317 HD3374 For legislation to regulate the direct shipment of wines
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.344 HD653 For legislation to impose a penalty for the devocalization of dogs and cats
S.366 SD1952 For legislation to regulate the use of off highway and recreation vehicles
S.388 SD1696 For legislation to promote healthy communities and the environment
S.394 SD290 For legislation relative to notification of oil and hazardous waste material release
S.395 SD293 For legislation to prohibit the use of plastic bags in certain stores
H.400 HD2423 That producers and distributors of anti-freeze be required to add bittering agents
S.422 SD979 For legislation relative to farmers markets
S.432 SD1035 For legislation to protect children from toxic toys
H.445 HD309 For legislation to provide for reimbursement to cities and towns for extraordinary special education costs
H.448 HD1783 For legislation to promote nutritional meals in the public schools
H.450 HD637 Relative to the public health impact of commercialism in schools
H.459 HD1023 Relative to special education reimbursements for in district students
H.460 HD1049 For legislation to provide greater financial cost share of special education to sending districts under the special education circuit breaker
H.506 HD3220 For legislation to establish a charter school working group to study the costs and benefits of charter schools
H.530 HD2577 Relaltive to early childhood education and care in the Commonwealth
S.543 SD392 For legislation to regard MassHealth applications
H.618 HD1126 For legislation to grant a tax credit for persons hiring employees with autism spectrum disorders
H.624 HD238 For legislation to allow the non-profit corporation Home of the Brave, Inc., to construct and operate public homes for veterans
S.631 SD292 For legislation to increase recycling by landlords and tenants
H.638 HD1709 Relative to data collection for charter schools
S.666 SD1309 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
H.718 HD2055 Relative to the establishment of the Massachusetts Food Policy Council
H.725 HD3072 For legislation to prohibit additional incineration of solid waste materials
H.726 HD3104 That manufacturers of mercury-added lamps implement a recycling program
S.738 SD1633 For legislation to establish a public guardianship commission
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
H.774 HD1129 For legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth
S.774 SD1448 For legislation relative to puppy mills
H.775 HD1135 For legislation to amend the conservation restrictions and agricultural preservation statutes
H.776 HD1138 For legislation to establish a food policy council to enhance the agricultural economy and improve nutritional health in the Commonwealth
S.792 SD1132 For legislation to allow municipalities to conduct fingerprint based background checks of federal records for employment and licensing purposes
H.798 HD2223 For legislation to prohibit the use plastic bags by retail establishments
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.815 HD1997 For legislation to prohibit the cruel confinement of certain farm animals
H.831 HD1958 For legislation to further regulate the sale and disposal of mercury added thermostats
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.842 HD3886 Relative to the labeling of plant seeds
H.854 HD1340 Relative to reducing Diesel emissions from certain construction vehicles
S.860 SD1219 For legislation relative to home health aides
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
S.931 SD566 For legislation relative to the Commonwealth Fusion Center and other intelligence data centers.
S.996 SD1158 For legislation to regard uniform police identifications cards
H.1028 HD1528 Relative to improving asthma health care coverage management
H.1037 HD764 Relative to providing for pay by the mile motor vehicle insurance
S.1044 SD477 For legislation relative to the annual allowance for widows and widowers of certain public employees
S.1045 SD1318 For legislation to provide temporary adjustments to pension appropriations
S.1046 SD1326 For legislation relative to dual membership and regular compensation
H.1069 HD856 For legislation to regulate claims for services of patients in nursing and long-term care facilities
H.1136 HD4018 (with the approval of the city council) relative to authorizing the city of Cambridge to place liens on real property located in said city for nono-payment of local charges, fees or fines
H.1148 HD4351 Relative to the treatment of chronic Lyme disease
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.1237 HD1069 For legislation to establish a public housing inovation program
H.1242 HD1198 For legislation to remove certain restrictions for applicants of subsidized public housing
H.1310 HD1006 Relative to the imposition of a transfer fee on certain mortgage foreclosures
H.1319 HD1238 For legislation to provide for abuse prevention order protection for animals
H.1328 HD3779 For legislation to prohibit human trafficking, so-called
H.1342 HD880 Relative to the penalties for the use or manufacture of hidden compartments for the purpose of transporting or distributing controlled substances
S.1469 SD1428 For legislation to establish disability history month
S.1482 SD473 For legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles
S.1487 SD294 For legislation to reinstate the clean environment fund
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
S.1604 SD1351 For legislation relatiev to the rate of compensation paid to court appointed attorneys
S.1605 SD1353 For legislation relative to the committee for public counsel services
S.1687 SD389 For legislation relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
H.1703 HD3642 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to impose certain penalties for the illegal possession and use of firearms in the city of Boston
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
S.1742 SD92 For legislation to improve the prehension of drunk drivers and other law violators
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
H.1754 HD3731 Relative to further regulating the school zone law for drug offenses
H.1755 HD3732 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offenses
S.1756 SD1240 For legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
H.1785 HD3352 Relative to the determination of alimony payments
H.1797 HD878 For legislation to establish a "right to know" policy for certain temporary employees
H.1815 HD1726 For legislation to require employers to grant paid sick leave days for employees in the Commonwealth
S.1825 SD1110 For legislation to clarify ambiguties to question 2
S.1843 SD883 For legislation to reduce opioid overdoes deaths
S.1848 SD1872 For legislation to require commercially reasonable efforts to avoid foreclosure
H.1856 HD1239 For legislation to establish a greyhound workers’ re-training and support fund to assist displaced commercial dog track workers
S.1912 SD1583 For legislation to promote healthy transportation planning.
H.1916 HD4485 (with the approval of the city council) that the city of Cambridge be authorized to enter into agreements with Cambridge Energy Alliance for the provision of municipal energy advisory services
H.1926 HD906 For legislation to further define licensed mental health professional
H.1945 HD3935 Relative to the rights of persons receiving services from program or facilities of the department of mental health
H.1947 HD1392 Relative to the treatment of emotionally disturbed prisoners
H.1948 HD1478 Relative to increasing public safety by increasing access to addiction treatment
H.2001 HD3284 Relative to liability for the removal of snow and ice from property
H.2036 HD1748 Relative to certain contracts involving optometrists
H.2043 HD897 Relative to mandatory blood tests of certain persons having blood contact
H.2054 HD1151 For legislation to restrict the sale of tobacco products at locations where health professionals are employed
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.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.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.2168 HD3892 Relative to the definition of genetically engineered material in the labeling of food
H.2218 HD558 Relative to community leadership, neighborhood-revitalization and urban-violence protection
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.2256 HD1833 Relative to jet skis, surf jets, wet bikes, and other watercrafts in municipalities
H.2342 HD2230 Relative to creditable service for nonpublic school service
H.2343 HD3924 Relative to the investment of other post employment benefits trust funds established by municipalities and certain other governmental unit
H.2360 HD2064 For legislation to protect the integrity of the state pension systemt
H.2485 HD242 Relative to the investment of public pension funds
H.2488 HD414 Relative to certain health insurance options for municipal retirees
H.2509 HD1082 Relative to municipal health insurance plans
H.2561 HD3322 Relative to creditable service for certain elected officials
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.2717 HD3007 Relative to establishing an organ donation registration fund
H.2736 HD3179 For legislation to provide for an income tax deduction for fees paid for participation in a pay as you throw waste disposal program
H.2737 HD969 Relative to the calculation of income for spouses of nursing home residents
H.2772 HD2119 Relative to revising the sales and use tax on motor vehicles
H.2795 HD308 Relative to real estate tax relief for certain owners of residential property
H.2845 HD951 Relative to sales tax rebates and excise tax exemptions for owners of certain motor vehicles
H.2976 HD2296 For legislation to designate Leonard Bernstein as the official conductor of the Commonwealth
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.3137 HD1382 For legislation to improve recycling rates in the Commonwealth by providing recycling containers adjacent to beverage vending machines
H.3148 HD3187 That the State Secretary be authorized to publish a history of slavery in the Commonwealth
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.3188 HD3623 Relative to the gradual increase in the taxation of sales of gasoline
H.3227 HD2769 For legislation to preserve the right of way for the North/South rail link
H.3233 HD2815 For legislation to prohibit the use of tobacco products in motor vehicles for the protection of children from secondhand smoke
H.3236 HD2122 Relative to the registration fees for light motor vehicles
H.3258 HD1950 Relative to the development of modes of transportation that increase active lifestyles, improve public health and decrease obesity
H.3266 HD956 Relative to designating the state transportation library as the George M. Sanborn Library
H.3267 HD1283 For legislation to further regulate the speed limit of motorized vehicles in certain densely populated areas in cities and towns
H.3313 HD2401 For legislation to prohibit the issuance of a driver’s license or learner’s permit based on a failure to provide Social Security No. or an acceptable written denial notice by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles
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.3416 HD1391 For legislation to protect the interests and well being of residents in nursing homes, rest homes, and long-term care facilities
H.3418 HD1242 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of gender responsive programming for juvenile justice system involved girls
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.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.3440 HD810 Relative to the reduction of particulate emissions from Diesel engines
H.3465 HD1295 Relative to emergency access to mental health services
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.3535 HD1317 For legislation to provide for certain privacy protections for electronic medical records
H.3537 HD1248 For a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions
H.3542 HD1407 Relative to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Board of Directors
H.3551 HD1499 Relative to establishing a special commission on community farming
H.3568 HD2265 For legislation to encourage licensed social workers to work in child welfare and human services programs
H.3571 HD1447 Relative to the protection of tenants of foreclosed properties
H.3572 HD1502 Relative to land use regulations and housing development
H.3573 HD1557 For legislation to preserve publicly assisted affordable housing
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.3595 HD1451 Relative to foods containing artificial trans fats
H.3643 HD2190 Relative to motor vehicle speed limits within urban districts
H.3645 HD2757 Relative to cueing and supervision in the personal care attendant program
H.3656 HD2647 Relative to a special education services for low incidence populations
H.3669 HD2633 Relative to the use of coal ash as a solid waste
H.3675 HD3215 For the establishment of a clean vehicle emissions incentive program within the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
H.3689 HD3217 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
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.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.3844 HD1097 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to issue distinctive registration plates indicating support for an autism trust fund
H.3854 HD4058 Relative to motion picture tax credits
H.3897 HD4141 Relative to treatment and health insurance coverage for maternal post-partum depression
H.3932 HD4066 That the teacher's retirement board grant creditable service for retirement purposes to Barbara Goodman for time spent at the school of the Massachusetts Association for the Blind
H.3954 HD4117 Relative to establishing a substance abuse health protection fund with collections from the sale of certain alcoholic beverages
H.4033 HD4144 Relative to transportation financing
H.4079 HD1090 For legislation to reimburse cities and towns for certain special education transportation costs
H.4280 HD4629 (with the approval of the city council) relative to certain members of the retirement system in city of Cambridge
H.4403 HD4744 (by vote of the town) relative to a ballot question authorizing the granting of three additional licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in the town of Arlington
H.4699 HD4948 Relative to the classification of and response to natural gas leaks
H.4750 HD4572 Relative to the opening and closing of swimming pools under the jurisdication of the Department of Conservation and Recreation
H.4805 HD5080 (by vote of the town) that the town of Arlington be authorized to establish senior citizen safety zones adjacent to certain facilities used by elderly persons in said town
H.4874 HD5127 That the city of Cambridge be authorized to grant a permanent easement on and over certain strips of land owned by the city of Cambridge in Watertown, Massachusetts
H.4875 HD5128 That the city of Cambridge be granted certain easements upon state owned land
By Request
HD2427 For legislation to further regulation the operation of offroad vehicles

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Harvard Law School
  • Harvard College
  • Mass. Senate 2012 - Present
  • Mass. House 2007 - 2012
  • Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General 1992 1998
  • Belmont Board of Selectmen 1998 - 2007
Second Suffolk and Middlesex -- Consisting of the city of Boston, ward 4, precincts 2 and 5 to 10, inclusive, ward 5, precincts 2 and 6 to 10, inclusive, ward 21, precincts 1 to 3, inclusive, 5 and 8 to 16, inclusive, ward 22, precincts 3 and 4 and 6 to 13, inclusive, in the county of Suffolk; and the towns of Belmont and Watertown in the county of Middlesex.