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Christine E. Canavan Representative

D Brockton
Christine E. Canavan

Addresses

State House
Room 146
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2575
Fax: 617-722-2238
Email: Christine.Canavan@MAHOUSE.GOV
District Office
29 Mystic Street
Brockton, MA 02302
Phone: 508-588-3566
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD4504 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to death benefits for police officers and firefighters. Public Service.
S.42 SD1602 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 42) of James B. Eldridge, Michael O. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Workers’ Pathways to Self Sufficiency. [Higher Education]
S.45 SD802 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 45) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Andrews, Cory Atkins, Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a task force relative to the Commonwealth's direct care workforce. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.46 HD365 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 46) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.48 HD367 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 48) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation improving access to services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders and caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.50 HD117 By Ms. Creedon of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 50) of Geraldine M. Creedon and others that school bus operators be included as mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.63 HD927 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 63) of Kay Khan and others ensuring access to basic health care for children and young adults. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.83 HD936 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 83) of Ellen Story and others relative to continuity of care for children and their eligible parents. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.102 HD273 By Representatives Bradley of Hingham and Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 102) of Garrett J. Bradley, Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others 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. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.105 SD192 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 105) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Christine E. Canavan, Gale D. Candaras, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court to reduce unwanted communication from creditors to protect the peace and privacy of residents. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.145 SD590 By Mr. Timilty, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 145) of Reinstein, Provost, Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate secondary metals dealing [Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure].
S.153 SD1804 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 153) of Wolf, Timilty, Story and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote efficiency and transparency in economic development [Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies].
H.159 HD423 For legislation to promote the successful transition of students with disabilities to post-secondary education, employment and independent living
H.160 HD133 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 160) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the education of children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Education.
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.204 SD1614 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 204) of Moore, Eldridge, Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial literacy in schools [Joint Committee on Education].
S.207 SD94 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 207) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale, Stephen R. Canessa, Christine E. Canavan and others for legislation to ensure adequate nursing services at public schools. Education.
S.208 SD110 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 208) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, David B. Sullivan and Christine E. Canavan for legislation relative to dismissal rights for K12 educational support personnel. Education.
S.212 SD119 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 212) of Michael R. Knapik, Gale D. Candaras, Bruce E. Tarr, Peter V. Kocot and other members of the General Court for legislation to fund replacement vocational and technical public high school instructional equipment. Education.
S.221 SD1649 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 221) of Richard T. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico, Christine E. Canavan, Susan C. Fargo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to providing Chapter 70 accountability for adequate access to school nursing . Education.
S.252 SD175 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 252) of James E. Timilty, Christine E. Canavan and George T. Ross for legislation to teach American Sign language. Education.
H.257 HD987 By Mr. Smola of Palmer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 257) of Todd M. Smola and others relative to illegal bear hunting practices. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.263 HD61 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 263) of William M. Straus and others relative to authorizing the lease of publicly-owned land for agricultural purposes. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.272 SD806 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 272) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Alice K. Wolf, Christine E. Canavan, Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to promote the development of small house nursing homes in the Commonwealth. Elder Affairs.
H.321 HD175 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 321) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
H.324 HD780 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 324) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation to provide hearing aid coverage for persons with profound hearing loss. Financial Services.
H.325 HD781 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 325) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others for legislation provide health benefit plan coverage for hearing aids. Financial Services.
S.330 SD269 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 330) of Stephen M. Brewer, Denise Andrews, John P. Fresolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife [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.
H.345 HD196 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 345) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to establish a division of health insurance under the supervision and control of the commissioner of health insurance. Health Care Financing.
H.347 HD903 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 347) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to dementia patients in longterm care facilities Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.
H.348 HD978 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 348) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to establishing a childhood vaccine program and immunization registry. Health Care Financing.
H.353 HD602 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 353) of Jay R. Kaufman and others that public school teachers be included in the tuition waiver program for public higher educational institutions. Higher Education.
H.368 HD882 By Mr. Kevin G. Honan of Boston, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00368) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to community housing and services. Joint Committee on Housing.
H.375 HD891 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 375) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to public housing innovation program. Housing.
H.389 HD317 By Mr. Alicea of Charlton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 389) of Geraldo Alicea and others for legislation to increase the penalties imposed for rape of mentally retarded persons. The Judiciary.
H.390 HD319 By Mr. Alicea of Charlton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 390) of Geraldo Alicea and others for legislation to protect certain students and clients of public or private institutions from inappropriate sexual contact by employees. The Judiciary.
H.422 HD201 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 422) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to requiring the posting of security for the seizure and impoundment of certain animals. The Judiciary.
H.434 HD311 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 434) of Bradford Hill and others relative to the punishment of habitual offenders convicted in the courts of the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
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.469 HD689 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 469) of Ronald Mariano and others for legislation to provide for comprehensive protection from childhood sexual abuse. The Judiciary.
H.497 HD179 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 497) of John W. Scibak, George T. Ross and Christine E. Canavan relative to the penalty for possession of controlled substances near or on school property. The Judiciary.
H.502 HD658 By Messrs. Sciortino of Medford and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 502) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes. The Judiciary.
S.510 SD827 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 510) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Bruce J. Ayers, John W. Scibak, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to regard MassHealth applications. Health Care Financing.
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.515 HD894 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 515) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further regulate the performance of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health. The Judiciary.
H.529 HD267 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, petition (accompanied by Proposal for Constitutional Amendment, House, No. 00529) of Tom Sannicandro and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions . Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
H.539 HD565 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 539) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to make it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of height and weight in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.599 HD107 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 599) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation to establish a personal care attendant orientation program. Public Health.
S.608 SD353 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 608) of Fargo, Spiliotis, Puppolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote accessible housing for persons with disabilities [Joint Committee on Housing].
H.617 HD181 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 617) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the despensing of controlled substances. 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.661 SD330 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 661) of Stephen M. Brewer, Shaunna O'Connell, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Cleon H. Turner and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the common defense. The Judiciary.
H.679 HD266 By Ms. Creedon of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 679) of Geraldine M. Creedon, Christine E. Canavan and John P. Fresolo relative to credible service for school nurses. Public Service.
S.682 SD1471 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 682) of Katherine M. Clark, Lori A. Ehrlich, Stephen L. DiNatale, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to domestic violence and animals. The Judiciary.
H.702 HD394 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 702) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to provide creditable service for retirement purposes for certain sabbatical leaves. Public Service.
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.
H.766 HD519 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 766) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to provide for an income tax credit for the rehabilitation of residential historic properties. Revenue.
S.768 SD1170 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 768) of James B. Eldridge, Linda Dorcena Forry, Susan C. Fargo, George T. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate debt collection activity. The Judiciary.
S.782 SD1713 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 782) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Todd M. Smola, Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the criminal firearms and trafficking division of the state police. The Judiciary.
S.832 SD1676 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 832) of Richard T. Moore, Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Michael O. Moore, Demetrius J. Atsalis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to deceptive weapons. The Judiciary.
S.833 SD1725 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 833) of Richard T. Moore, James E. Timilty, Robert M. Koczera, Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. The Judiciary.
H.844 HD224 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 844) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to exempt owners from providing an indemnity for certain lost or stolen registered bonds. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.891 HD951 By Representatives Peake of Provincetown and Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 891) of Sarah K. Peake, Anne M. Gobi and others providing for the appointment of a poet laureate of the Commonwealth. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
S.894 SD181 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 894) of James E. Timilty, Bruce E. Tarr, Christine E. Canavan and George T. Ross for legislation relative to murder committed by youthful offenders. The Judiciary.
S.897 SD556 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 897) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, James B. Eldridge, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect off duty firefighters and emergency medical technicians. The Judiciary.
H.983 HD1919 By Messrs. O'Day of West Boylston and Sannicandro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 983) of James J. O'Day, Tom Sannicandro and others relative to eligibility and appropriations for programs for persons with disabilities, including the "Turning 22" program, so-called. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.984 HD1013 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 984) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to promote responsibility, cost effectiveness and meaningful lives for individuals with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.986 SD198 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 986) of Story, Spiliotis, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow daily access to fresh air to persons receiving services from the Department of Mental Health. [Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse].
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.1027 HD1778 By Ms. Spiliotis of Peabody, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1027) of Joyce A. Spiliotis, Christine E. Canavan and Susan Williams Gifford for legislation to establish a board of registration of phlebotomists. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.1033 SD1729 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1033) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Cory Atkins, Jennifer E. Benson, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and other members of the General Court for legislation to further regulate municipal animal control. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1041 SD1133 By Mr. Montigny, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1041) of Khan, Reinstein, Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a cat and dog spay and nueter fund [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
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.1064 HD1306 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1064) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to provide for the subject of genocide to be included in the curriculum of the public schools of the Commonwealth. 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.1104 HD1846 By Mr. Canessa of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1104) of Stephen R. Canessa and others relative to voter identification at polling places. Election Laws.
S.1126 SD49 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1126) of Michael O. Moore, Patricia D. Jehlen, John W. Scibak, David B. Sullivan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimers Project. Public Health.
H.1135 HD1152 By Mr. Humason of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1135) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others relative to the use of crossbows for hunting. 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.1150 HD1719 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1150) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the the use of dogs to hunt waterfowl during the open season on migratory waterfowl. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.1186 SD295 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1186) of Stephen M. Brewer, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Cleon H. Turner, Elizabeth A. Poirier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to an unloaded rifle or shotgun. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1189 SD298 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1189) of Frost, Hill, Gifford and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the lawful sale of ammunition [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1191 SD364 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1191) of Puppolo, Frost, Hill and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to certain ammunition [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
H.1219 HD1447 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1219) of Steven M. Walsh and others relative to preventing unlawful and unnecessary foreclosures. Financial Services.
S.1223 SD1628 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1223) of Winslow, Timilty, Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during a state of emergency [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
H.1294 HD1635 By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1294) of Paul J. Donato and others relative to court proceedings and services provided to certain children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.1343 SD1673 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1343) of Walz, Turner, Stanley and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to cost of living adjustments for retired public employees of the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Public Service].
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.1370 HD1228 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1370) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to establish a pilot program to discourage drinking by individuals under the legal drinking age and to provide a non-criminal disposition process for first offenders, including alcohol education. The Judiciary.
H.1375 HD1773 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1375) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to provide additional assistance to victims of domestic abuse. The Judiciary.
S.1387 SD169 By Mr. Timilty, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1387) of Ross, Canavan, DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the contraction of MRSA by public safety personnel [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1390 SD183 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1390) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
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.1416 HD1644 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1416) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to establish a child psychiatry access project within the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1420 HD1649 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1420) of Kay Khan, Christine E. Canavan and Denise Provost relative to medical services at the Bridgewater State Hospital. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1427 HD1723 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1427) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to substance abuse benefits and services. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1433 HD1783 By Ms. Spiliotis of Peabody, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1433) of Joyce A. Spiliotis, Gale D. Candaras and Christine E. Canavan that persons with opiate addiction be eligible for treatment through MassHealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1458 SD1694 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1458) of Robert L. Hedlund, Marc T. Lombardo, Anne M. Gobi, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund. Revenue.
S.1459 SD219 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1459) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jennifer E. Benson, William N. Brownsberger, James J. Dwyer and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the property tax deferral for seniors. Revenue.
H.1477 HD1661 By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1477) of Paul J. Donato and others for legislation to permit nurse practitioners to endorse certain documents requiring the signature of a physician. Public Health.
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.1489 HD1073 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1489) of Jay R. Kaufman, Michael J. Rodrigues and Christine E. Canavan for legislation to require pain assessment and management in health care facilities. Public Health.
H.1492 HD1686 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1492) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Public Health.
H.1501 HD1317 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1501) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to provide for primary and preventative health care services for certain children in the Commonwealth. Public Health.
H.1503 HD1732 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1503) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to providing access to patient protection services for all residents. Public Health.
H.1506 HD1294 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1506) of James J. O'Day and others relative to prohibiting mandatory overtime for certain health care workers. Public Health.
S.1514 SD1868 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1514) of Richard J. Ross, Marc T. Lombardo, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to sales tax on personnel protective equipment. Revenue.
H.1543 HD1408 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1543) of Steven M. Walsh and others relative to colorectal cancer screenings. Public Health.
H.1557 HD1016 By Mr. Honan of Boston and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1557) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to further regulating the Architectural Access Board of the Department of Public Safety to promote accessible housing for people with disabilities. Housing.
H.1566 HD1711 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1566) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the lawful ownership, use, possession, transfer, purchase, receipt or transportation of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1567 HD1716 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1567) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the right to carry firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1568 HD1721 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1568) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibit subdivisions of the Commonwealth from further restricting the use or possession of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1631 HD1428 By Mr. James J. O'Day of West Boylston, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01631) of David M. Nangle and others relative to the retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Social Services. Joint Committee on Public Service.
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.
H.1675 HD1857 By Mr. Canessa of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1675) of Stephen R. Canessa and others for legislation to provide a tax credit for expenditures on energy efficient technologies. Revenue.
H.1698 HD1045 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1698) of Robert M. Koczera and others for legislation to establish a historical rehabilitation tax credit. Revenue.
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.
S.1726 SD672 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1726) of Stephen M. Brewer, David M. Torrisi, George N. Peterson, Jr., Marc T. Lombardo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to standards for protective headgear for operators or passengers on motorcycles. Transportation.
S.1728 SD1771 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1728) of Stephen M. Brewer, Steven S. Howitt, Christine E. Canavan, Elizabeth A. Poirier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to motorcycle safety with malfunctioning traffic signals not detecting motorcycles. Transportation.
S.1741 SD1808 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1741) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Christine E. Canavan and Dennis A. Rosa for legislation to designate the Jonathan Roberge Memorial Bridge in the city of Leominster. Transportation.
S.1748 SD1687 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1748) of Robert L. Hedlund, Marc T. Lombardo, Anne M. Gobi, Joyce A. Spiliotis and other members of the General Court for legislation to clarify the definition, testing regulations and enforcement of motorcyle sound emissions. Transportation.
S.1749 SD1699 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1749) of Robert L. Hedlund, Marc T. Lombardo, Todd M. Smola, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to amend the motorcycle helmet law. Transportation.
S.1761 SD1545 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1761) of Thomas M. McGee, Marc T. Lombardo, Christine E. Canavan, Geoff Diehl and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote and and advance motorcycle safety. Transportation.
H.1774 HD1692 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1774) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to energy efficiency programs and green jobs. 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.1783 HD1825 By Mr. Canessa of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1783) of Stephen R. Canessa, Christine E. Canavan and Benjamin Swan relative to the transportation of individuals seated in wheelchairs. Transportation.
S.1797 SD681 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1797) of Bruce E. Tarr, Marc T. Lombardo, Robert L. Hedlund, Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the civil fines and penalities of motorists who violate the right of way of other motorists. Transportation.
S.1817 SD1831 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1817) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Dennis A. Rosa, Christine E. Canavan and Anne M. Gobi for legislation to provide suitable flags for the graves of veterans who served in the armed forces. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.1820 HD1208 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1820) of David B. Sullivan and others for legislation to protect graves of veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
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.
S.1863 SD934 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1863) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Andrews, William N. Brownsberger, Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation to clarify parental rights for unpaid leave. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1889 HD2899 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1889) of Louis L. Kafka, George T. Ross and Christine E. Canavan for legislation to provide for the regulation and licensing of denturists. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.2051 HD2075 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2051) of Robert F. Fennell and others that health insurance providers be required to include coverage for diagnostic screening for prostate cancer. Financial Services.
H.2064 HD2708 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2064) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to in-patient care for mastectomies. Financial Services.
H.2065 HD2754 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2065) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to health insurance policies requirements to provide coverage for the treatment of children with cleft lips and palates. Financial Services.
H.2117 HD2638 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2117) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to manufactured housing communities. Housing.
S.2198 SD2186 By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2198) of Richard T. Moore, Benjamin B. Downing, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote American manufacturing. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2233 HD2967 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2233) of Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation to allow for physican assisted suicide for qualified patients to end their lives. The Judiciary.
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.2277 HD2838 By Representatives Walsh of Boston and Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2277) of Martin J. Walsh, Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the protection of children under the age of 18 who have been subject to sexual exploitation. The Judiciary.
H.2291 HD2988 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2291) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to increase the minimum wage. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2294 HD2991 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2294) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others relative to the pooling of tips for certain service employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2326 HD2908 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2326) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the care of animals in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.2341 HD2102 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2341) of Michael D. Brady and others relative to pediatric home care services. Public Health.
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.2350 HD2974 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2350) of Karen E. Spilka, Kate Hogan and others relative to the release of a body by the medical examiner to a person charged with an offense which resulted in the death of the deceased. Public Health.
H.2367 HD2761 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2367) of Jay Kaufman and others relative to establishing a board of registration in naturopathy and further regulating naturopathic health care. Public Health.
H.2368 HD2068 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2368) of [PETITIONERS LIST] relative to certified professional midwives. Public Health.
H.2369 HD2867 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2369) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives and enhancing the practice of nurse-midwives. Public Health.
H.2381 HD2294 By Ms. Spiliotis of Peabody, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2381) of Joyce A. Spiliotis and Christine E. Canavan for legislation to reduce preventable hospital readmissions. Public Health.
H.2382 HD2381 By Ms. Spiliotis of Peabody, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2382) of Joyce A. Spiliotis, Stephen L. DiNatale and Christine E. Canavan relative to eliminating emergency room overcrowding and diversions. Public Health.
H.2399 HD2538 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2399) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to hunting on Sundays. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2400 HD2669 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2400) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to youth hunting programs and firearm identification cards. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2402 HD2997 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2402) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the lawful use of shotguns. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2484 HD2735 By Mr. Smith of Everett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2484) of Stephen Stat Smith and Christine E. Canavan relative to the pensions of veterans retiring under the public employees retirement law. Public Service.
H.2565 HD2946 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2565) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation to promote efficiency and transparency in economic development through the utilization of tax credits and other incentives. Revenue.
H.2583 HD2540 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2583) of Anne M. Gobi and Christine E. Canavan for the annual proclamation by the Governor setting apart the seventh day of March as “Narcolepsy Awareness Day”. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2627 HD2539 By Representatives Gobi of Spencer and Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2627) of Anne M. Gobi, Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to provide for the appointment of a poet laureate of the Commonwealth. Tourism, Arts and Cutural Development.
H.2634 HD2858 By Ms. Creedon of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2634) of Canavan and Creedon relative to roadway reopenings and safety Joint Committee on Transportation.
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.2656 HD2561 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2656) of Dykema and others for legislation to authorize certain veterans to use facilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities without cost to such veterans Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.2713 HD3180 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2713) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to establishing a middle-skills council and the creation of regional skills academies in the Commonwealth. Education.
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.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.2896 HD3039 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2896) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others relative to removing employees with certain health coverage from the calculation of an employer’s fair share contribution, so called, and eliminating the collection of certain employer health care information by the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Public Health.
H.2987 HD3510 By Representative Cabral of New Bedford and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2987) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Benjamin B. Downing and others for legislation to promote economic development and job growth in gateway cities designating residential tax abatement zones. Revenue.
H.3007 HD3079 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3007) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to create an income tax credit for qualified tuition and fees for higher education. Revenue.
H.3102 HD3504 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3102) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to assure fair and adequate municipal gap funding for municipalities . Ways and Means (Joint).
H.3163 HD2693 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3163) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to the scope of practice by optometrists. Public Health.
H.3261 HD1956 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3261) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to the research and treatment of Lyme Disease. Public Health.
H.3277 HD2012 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3277) of Michael D. Brady and others relative to the servicing of loans by mortgage providers. Financial Services.
H.3309 HD3131 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3309) of John H. Rogers and others relative to the revenue to the stabilization fund. Ways and Means (Joint).
H.3543 HD2814 By Ms. Creedon of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3543) of Geraldine M. Creedon and others relative to fair share employer health care contributions. Health Care Financing.
H.3566 HD3594 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for legislation to include licensed rehabilitation counselors in the definition of licensed mental health professionals. Financial Services
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.3934 HD4183 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property. The Judiciary.
H.3968 HD4244 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to the appointment of alternate members on local historical commissions. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.4007 HD4293 By Messrs. Brodeur of Melrose and Parisella, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to employment for members of the armed forces returning from active duty. House Rules.
H.4064 HD4266 By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Peter J. Durant and others relative to the disclosure of autopsy reports by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.4182 HD4349 By Mr. Ross of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George T. Ross and others relative to the placement of the children of corrections officers on the civil service eligility list. Public Service.

State Representative Christine E. Canavan has represented the 10th Plymouth District, currently consisting of the town of West Bridgewater, and parts of Brockton (Ward 4, Precincts B&C; Ward 5, Precincts B, C & D; and all of Ward 6) and East Bridgewater (Precinct 1), since 1993. Known as a true champion for the families and communities in her district, Christine has always placed a strong emphasis on providing accessible, timely constituent services. And, on Beacon Hill, she has always prioritized funding for local aid and does her best to ensure that worthy programs and organizations within her district receive the state funding that is critical to their work. A Registered Nurse, Representative Canavan has been a leader in determining many of the Commonwealth’s health care policies, and has earned the respect of her colleagues on these issues. She has authored legislation, now law, which set patient/staff ratio requirements for Out-of-Hospital Dialysis Clinics to ensure maximum patient safety, and expanded the scope of duties for nurse practitioners.

The Representative has also successfully championed legislation that now provides newborn hearing tests to infants; better-assists those with metabolic disorders and their families; and has continued to be the chief-sponsor of the landmark Patient Safety Bill, which many hope will go a long way in improving patient safety in acute care hospitals and addressing the nurse shortage crisis currently plaguing the Commonwealth.

Representative Canavan and her husband, Paul, are longtime residents of Brockton’s east side where they raised their two sons, Derek and Cliff, both now teachers at Brockton High School. Christine and Paul are also the exceedingly proud grandparents of Celia, Holly, Evelyn, Jack, James and Brody Canavan.

Personal Information

Profession: Registered Nurse/Legislator
Spouse: Paul
Children: 2
Grandchildren: 5

Career Highlights

  • Chief author of legislation requiring Universal Newborn Hearing exams for infants, and the sponsor of the ‘Slow-Down, Move-Over’ law.
  • An early, and strong, advocate for the Gateway Cities economic development agenda and a tremendous partner with our small businesses.
  • A successful record of securing funding for our first responders, libraries, new soccer fields and to preserve open spaces.

Education & Public Service

  • Massasoit Community College (A.S., Nursing) 1983
  • University of Massachusetts of Boston, B.S., Nursing (Summa cum laude) 1988
  • Brockton School Committee 1990-1993
  • Mass House 1993 - Present
Tenth Plymouth, Consisting of Brockton: Ward 4: Precincts B, C, Ward 5: Precincts B, C, D, Ward 6; East Bridgewater: Precinct 1; West Bridgewater.

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