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Byron Rushing Majority Whip

D Boston (South End)
Byron Rushing

Addresses

State House
Room 234
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2783
Fax: 617-722-2238
Email: Byron.Rushing@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.167 SD916 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 167) of Marc R. Pacheco and Byron Rushing for legislation to clarify and enhance privacy protections for electronic health records. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.179 HD999 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 179) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the teaching of health education in schools. Education.
S.183 SD1635 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 183) of Harriette L. Chandler, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation to design civics as a high school graduation requirement. Education.
H.236 HD546 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 236) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.338 HD109 By Representative Lewis of Winchester and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 338) of Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund. Health Care Financing.
S.343 SD725 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 343) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Byron Rushing, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote healthy communities and the environment. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.344 HD178 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 344) of Harriette L. Chandler and others for legislation to include dental benefits in Commonwealth Care plans. Health Care Financing.
H.381 HD271 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 381) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing. Housing.
H.458 HD83 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 458) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to impose a penalty for the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The Judiciary.
H.503 HD374 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 503) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages. The Judiciary.
S.511 SD1429 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 511) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Alice K. Wolf, Brian M. Ashe, Michael D. Brady and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage preventive care. Health Care Financing.
H.541 HD467 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 541) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to include family child care providers under certain collective bargaining laws governing public employees. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.598 HD746 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 598) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish a health care outreach and education unit within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Public Health.
H.624 HD239 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 624) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. Public Health.
H.625 HD371 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 625) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to regulate the medical use of marijuana by patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health. Public Health.
H.629 HD895 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 629) of Ellen Story and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
S.677 SD1619 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 677) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Byron Rushing and Benjamin Swan for legislation to improve the collection and analsis of data realitve to traffic stops. . The Judiciary.
H.765 HD474 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 765) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to sustain community preservation. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.767 SD1149 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 767) of James B. Eldridge, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, Jennifer E. Benson, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent unnecessary vacancies in foreclosed homes. The Judiciary.
H.777 HD705 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 777) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Thomas M. Menino and others relative to the taxation of public land used for commercial purposes. Revenue.
H.890 HD263 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 890) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to further regulating recycling rates and expanding the bottle bill, so-called. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.988 HD1891 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator DiDomenico, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 988) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to improve economic opportunities for low and moderate income households and other residents. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.1029 HD1336 By Mr. David M. Torrisi of North Andover, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01029) of James Eldridge and others for legislation to further regulate the direct shipments of wine.. Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.1053 HD1449 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1053) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to requiring mandatory physical education for all students in grades K-12. Education.
H.1063 HD1822 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1063) of James J. O'Day and others relative to age appropriate sexual health education. Education.
H.1065 HD1243 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1065) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to an English language learner's program in the public schools. Education.
H.1066 HD1258 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1066) of Tom Sannicandro and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the impact of proprietary schools receiving certain public investments. Education.
H.1073 HD1266 By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1073) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and others relative to establishing a YouthBuild program in the Commonwealth. Education.
H.1099 HD1796 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1099) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to Department of Elder Affairs prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Elder Affairs.
H.1106 HD1038 By Representatives Ms. Fox of Boston and Ms. Benson, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1106) of Gloria L. Fox and others for legislation to establish election day voter registration. Election Laws.
H.1120 HD1583 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1120) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to address changes for registered voters in the central registry of voters by the Secretary of State. Election Laws.
H.1124 HD1568 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1124) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to protect from net loss public lands or easements taken or acquired for natural resource. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1136 HD1010 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1136) of Jay Kaufman and others for legislation to promote safe alternatives to toxic chemicals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1144 HD1575 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1144) of Aaron Michlewitz, Martha M. Walz and Byron Rushing for legislation to increase groundwater levels in a section of the city of Boston. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1168 HD1155 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1168) of Martha M. Walz, Carolyn C. Dykema and Byron Rushing for legislation to protect groundwater. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1172 HD1564 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1172) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of certain insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.1173 HD1567 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1173) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.1278 HD1663 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1278) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the identification and treatment of the mentally ill in prisons. The Judiciary.
H.1282 HD1341 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1282) of William N. Brownsberger and Byron Rushing for legislation to increase the daily credit for persons confined in correctional institutions for non-payment of fines and expenses. The Judiciary.
H.1286 HD1492 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1286) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to certain court records. The Judiciary.
H.1298 HD1502 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1298) of Gloria L. Fox and others for legislation to permit purging of juveniles delinquency records. The Judiciary.
H.1319 HD1109 By Mr. Russell Holmes of Boston, petition (accompanied by proposal for constitutional amendment, House, No. 01319) of Russell Holmes and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the oaths and affirmations of public office. Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
H.1336 HD1539 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1336) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to regulate the collection and maintenance of criminal intelligence information. The Judiciary.
H.1355 HD1451 By Mr. Pedone of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1355) of Vincent A. Pedone and others relative to establishing mandatory foreclosure mediation with judicial review. The Judiciary.
H.1393 HD1899 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1393) of Linda Dorcena Forry, John A. Hart and others for legislation to establish a "right to know" policy for certain temporary employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1398 HD1620 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1398) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to require employers to grant a minimum number of paid sick leave days for all employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1454 HD1901 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1454) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others facilitating mediation of mortgage foreclosures of owner occupied residential real property in the city of Boston. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.1479 HD1403 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1479) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to establishing the folic acid awareness programs for young girls and women. Public Health.
H.1481 HD1496 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1481) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to the establishment of a lupus erythematosus registry. Public Health.
H.1559 HD1693 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1559) of [PETITIONERS LIST] 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. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1654 HD1037 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1654) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation to clarify the terms of certain public employee collective bargaining agreements. Public Service.
S.1706 SD479 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1706) of Robert L. Hedlund, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, James M. Murphy, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the treatment of elephants. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.1736 HD1495 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1736) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to the enhancment of access to electronic public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1737 HD1506 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1737) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to access to public records in state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1762 HD1240 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1762) of Sean Garballey and others relative to improving outdoor lighting and increasing dark-sky visibility. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1780 HD1748 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1780) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to authorize the acquisition of land for the development and construction of an underground railroad, and a civil rights and black heritage museum in the city of Springfield. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.1818 HD1127 By Ms. Marty Walz of Boston, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01818) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to transportation services to historic areas. Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.1858 HD2958 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1858) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to promote asset development in transitional assistance programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.1882 HD2821 By Mr. Humason of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1882) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others relative to the registration of clinical exercise physiologists. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.1897 HD2759 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1897) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.1979 HD2003 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1979) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize persons to pre-register to vote prior to their eighteenth birthday. Election Laws.
H.1980 HD2006 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1980) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize local boards of registrars to perform random audits of election results in precincts. Election Laws.
H.1990 HD2022 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1990) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to reducing the use of non-compostable plastic bags in retail sales. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2109 HD2036 By Representatives Wolf of Cambridge and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2109) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions. Higher Education.
H.2234 HD2220 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2234) of Kay Khan and others relative to safe pregnancies and related health care for female inmates. The Judiciary.
H.2266 HD2272 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2266) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offenses. The Judiciary.
H.2270 HD2828 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2270) of Benjamin Swan and others for the establishment of a Massachusetts Innocence Commission to analyze the circumstances of innocent persons being charged, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated. The Judiciary.
H.2348 HD2636 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2348) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.2655 HD2558 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2655) of Dykema and others for legislation to preserve the right of way for the North/South rail link Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.2761 HD3128 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator Baddour, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2761) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Steven A. Baddour and others relative to protecting consumers from unsolicited loans. Financial Services.
H.2834 HD3400 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2834) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a fund to provide services for victims of human trafficking. The Judiciary.
H.2850 HD3016 By Mr. O'Flaherty of Chelsea, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2850) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty and others relative to the commercial exploitation of people. The Judiciary.
H.2875 HD1382 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2875) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to further regulate the method of calculating the period of time for employees in filing certain complaints with the Attorney General under the labor relations laws of the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2995 HD3172 By Representative Holmes of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2995) of Russell E. Holmes and others relative to foreclosed property purchased or taken for non-payment of taxes. Revenue.
H.3003 HD3203 By Representative Moran of Boston and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3003) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to establish tax transparency and strengthen the reporting requirements of public charities and to establish reporting requirements for the trustees and directors of public charities. Revenue.
H.3106 HD2433 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3106) of Benjamin Swan, Gloria L. Fox and Byron Rushing for legislation to establish an office of youth development within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.3226 HD3350 By Messrs. Walsh of Lynn and Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3226) of Steven M. Walsh, Robert F. Fennell and Byron Rushing relative to scrap metal dealers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3636 HD3888 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to establish a penalty for parents, legal guardians or caretakers failing to report the death of a minor child. The Judiciary.
H.3846 HD4160 By Messrs. Henriquez of Boston and Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3846) of Carlos Henriquez, Edward F. Coppinger and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to increase the compulsory age of school attendance in the city of Boston to eighteen years of age. Education. [Local Approval Received.]

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Education & Public Service

  • New York City and Syracuse Public Schools
  • Harvard College
  • M.I.T.
  • Ward 4 Democratic Committee
  • Mass. House 1983 - present
Ninth Suffolk, Consisting of Boston: Ward 4: Precincts 2, 4, 5, 7, Ward 5: Precincts 2, 10, Ward 8: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4; Ward 9: Precincts 1, 2, 3.

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