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Frank I. Smizik Representative

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Frank I. Smizik

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State House
Room 274
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2676
Email: Frank.Smizik@mahouse.gov
District Office
42 Russell Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-738-9838
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD2268 By Ms. Creem, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Cynthia S. Creem, Susan C. Fargo, William N. Brownsberger, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management to lease a certain property in the town of Weston. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.33 SD1532 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 33) of Katherine M. Clark, Frank I. Smizik and Ellen Story for legislation to create a children's health policy council. 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.74 HD562 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 74) of Byron Rushing and others relative to ensuring equal access to programs, projects or activity for the provision of services, financial aid or other benefits services for all residents of the Commonwealth. 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.88 HD607 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 88) of Jay R. Kaufman and others providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to creating and expanding access to opportunity in low-opportunity communities. Community Development and Small Businesses.
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.150 SD339 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 150) of Stephen M. Brewer, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas P. Conroy, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to an independent analysis of expanding gaming in the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies].
H.151 HD557 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 151) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to provide for reimbursement to cities and towns for extraordinary special education costs. Education.
S.152 SD1465 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 152) of James B. Eldridge and Frank I. Smizik for legislation to establish the office of clean technology and the clean technology commission. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.152 HD108 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 152) of Jason M. Lewis and others relative to local contributions to foundation budgets for school districts. Education.
H.153 HD145 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 153) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study issues relative to education. [COMMITTEE].
H.159 HD423 For legislation to promote the successful transition of students with disabilities to post-secondary education, employment and independent living
H.168 HD421 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 168) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others for legislation to provide equal opportunity for special education. Education.
H.176 HD974 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 176) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to reducing the size of certain classes and enhancing student opportunity for achievement and results. 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.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.
S.186 SD1378 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 186) of Katherine M. Clark, Stephen L. DiNatale, John V. Fernandes, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to charter schools. Education.
S.188 SD1399 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 188) of Katherine M. Clark, Geraldo Alicea, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Paul Brodeur and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to third grade reading proficiency. Education.
S.190 SD1869 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 190) of Katherine M. Clark, Denise Andrews, Cory Atkins, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation realtive to healthy youth. Education.
S.194 SD548 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 194) of Cynthia S. Creem, David Paul Linsky, Jennifer E. Benson, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to special education transportation costs. Education.
S.195 SD579 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 195) of Cynthia S. Creem, David Paul Linsky, Thomas M. McGee, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to circuit breaker reimbursement. Education.
H.202 HD564 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 202) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to enable cities and towns to extend voting rights in municipal elections to certain non-citizens of the Commonwealth. Election Laws.
S.203 SD1146 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 203) of James B. Eldridge, Kay Khan, Jennifer E. Benson, Tom Sannicandro and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide fair process for students with disabilities. Education.
H.214 HD982 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 214) of Alice K. Wolf and others directing the Secretary of the Commonwealth to promulgate regulations for the implementation of an "instant runoff voting" method of preference for candidates for Representative to the United States Congress. Election Laws.
H.219 HD852 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 219) of William N. Brownsberger and others relative to greenhouse gas emission limits. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.228 HD526 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 228) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to regulating the use of dangerous pesticides in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.229 HD604 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 229) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to reduce solid waste in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
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.
S.273 SD811 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 273) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Gale D. Candaras and Frank I. Smizik for legislation to establish an advisory committee on residential care facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.274 SD1512 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 274) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Frederick E. Berry, Richard T. Moore, Frank I. Smizik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to residents of continuing care retirement communities. Elder Affairs.
S.298 SD1496 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 298) of Katherine M. Clark, Brian M. Ashe, Cory Atkins, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish online voter registration. Election Laws.
S.299 SD968 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 299) of Cynthia S. Creem, Patricia D. Jehlen, Edward F. Coppinger, Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation relative to voter registration. Election Laws.
S.314 SD870 By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 314) of Stanley C. Rosenberg, Thomas P. Kennedy, Denise Provost, Frank I. Smizik and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the integrity of initiative and referendum petitions. Election Laws.
H.323 HD249 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 323) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others for legislation relative to financial services contracts for dental benefits corporations. Financial Services.
H.326 HD866 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 326) of Carl M. Sciortino and others relative to providing for pay by the mile motor vehicle insurance. Financial Services.
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.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.
S.349 SD518 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 349) of James B. Eldridge, Frank I. Smizik, Stephen Kulik, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to establishing standards for restoring and maintaining stream flows, water levels and hydrologic regimes that protect natural aquatic life in rivers and streams . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.350 SD522 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 350) of James B. Eldridge, Frank I. Smizik, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
H.351 HD906 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 351) of Sean Garballey and others increasing grants and scholarships for public higher education students. Higher Education.
S.352 SD525 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 352) of Wolf, Story, Harrington and other members of the General Court for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
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.364 HD575 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 364) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to requiring the director of the Department of Housing and Community Development to submit an annual report on the number of housing starts in the Commonwealth. Housing.
H.365 HD871 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 365) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to development of local housing authority surplus land. Housing.
H.367 HD878 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 367) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to exclude payments for foster care in computing rent and determining eligibility for subsidized housing. Housing.
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.369 HD884 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 369) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to promoting energy efficiency in affordable housing. 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.
S.382 SD1273 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 382) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh, Michael O. Moore, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect children from toxic toys. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.386 HD921 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 386) of Ellen Story, Cynthia Creem and others relative to housing rights for victims of domestic violence. Housing.
H.408 HD144 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 408) of William N. Brownsberger and others for legislation to establish civil or criminal penalties for motorists failing to yield to bicyclists. The Judiciary.
S.415 SD797 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 415) of Cynthia S. Creem, David Paul Linsky, Antonio F. D. Cabral, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to special education health care costs. Financial Services.
H.450 HD923 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 450) of Kay Khan and others relative to youthful offenders and criminal offender record information. 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.490 HD560 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 490) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the repeal or reform of certain archaic laws. The Judiciary.
H.491 HD561 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 491) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the enforcement of certain civil rights laws. The Judiciary.
H.492 HD612 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 492) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the reform of laws implicating certain private consensual intimate conduct between adults. The Judiciary.
S.500 SD1206 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 500) of James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis, Tom Sannicandro, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a public health insurance option. Health Care Financing.
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.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.554 HD622 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 554) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the treatment of emotionally disturbed prisoners. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.586 SD730 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 586) of Cynthia S. Creem, Ruth B. Balser, Carlos Henriquez, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to housing rights for victims of domestic violence. Housing.
H.586 HD265 By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 586) of Michael A. Costello and others for legislation to include decabrominated diphenyl ether as a banned hazardous substance. Public Health.
H.592 HD913 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 592) of Sean Garballey and others promoting workplace safety for social workers. Public Health.
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.613 HD879 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 613) of Denise Provost and others that the Department of Public Health develop "checklists of care" for hospitals to prevent medical errors and reduce infection rates. Public Health.
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.623 HD748 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 623) of Cory Atkins and others for legislation to establish in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a Massachusetts Alzheimer’s project. 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.665 SD107 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of Gale D. Candaras, Steven M. Walsh, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform and improve alimony [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
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.
S.683 SD1474 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 683) of Katherine M. Clark, Sal N. DiDomenico, Patricia D. Jehlen and Frank I. Smizik for legislation to prohibit the adjournment of a trial exceeding twenty days against the objection of a committed defendant. The Judiciary.
H.710 HD554 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 710) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others that certain certified school nurses be included in the definition of "teacher" under the public employees retirement law. 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.
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.
H.869 HD625 By Messrs. Kaufman of Lexington and DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 869) of Jay R. Kaufman, Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.877 HD875 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 877) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to energy efficient construction. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.
S.916 SD1446 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 916) of Katherine M. Clark, Ellen Story, Frank I. Smizik, John W. Scibak and other members of the General Court for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.917 SD1696 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 917) of Katherine M. Clark, Frank I. Smizik and James M. Cantwell for legislation to strengthen wage enforcement. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.918 SD1353 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 918) of Cynthia S. Creem, Ruth B. Balser, Gloria L. Fox, Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to establish employment leave and safety remedies to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.976 HD1645 By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 976) of Paul J. Donato and others relative to financial assistance provided to foster children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.1002 HD1636 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1002) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the licensure of behavior analysts. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.1019 SD574 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1019) of James B. Eldridge, Stephen Kulik, Paul J. Donato, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to comprehensive land use reform and partnership. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1022 SD1151 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1022) of Story, Eldridge, Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase recycling by landlords and tenants [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
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.
S.1080 SD1461 By Ms. Chandler, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1080) of Dykema, Khan, DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a genetic bill of rights [Joint Committee on Public Health].
H.1094 HD1923 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1094) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the academic success of foster children. Education.
H.1097 HD1515 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1097) of Kay Khan and others relative to personal care or managerial services contracts for families caring for elderly relatives. Elder Affairs.
S.1098 SD1683 By Ms. Fargo, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1098) of deMacedo, Eldridge, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to adopt the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act [Joint Committee on Public Health].
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.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.1140 HD1074 By Mr. Stephen Kulik of Worthington, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01140) of Matthew Beaton and others relative to leghold traps and other trapping devices. Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1142 HD1470 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1142) of Jason M. Lewis and others that the Department of Environmental Protection develop specific targets for solid waste reduction in cities and towns. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1157 HD1845 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1157) of [PETITIONERS LIST] relative to environmental and health impact reports. Public Health.
H.1163 HD1019 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1163) of Ellen Story and others that manufacturers of mercury-added lamps implement a recycling program. 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.1174 HD1628 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1174) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.1176 HD1639 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1176) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to mental health insurance benefits. Financial Services.
S.1199 SD709 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1199) of Cynthia S. Creem, Frank I. Smizik, Jennifer E. Benson, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation to train law enforcement in dealing with individuals suffering from mental illness. 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.
H.1244 HD1178 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1244) of David B. Sullivan and others for legislation to maintain faculty and college excellence in the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
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.1279 HD1666 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1279) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the penalty for assault and battery for certain mentally ill persons. The Judiciary.
S.1290 SD365 By Mr. Donnelly, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1290) of Lewis, Eldridge, Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to health reimbursement accounts [Joint Committee on Public Service].
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.
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.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.
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.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.1417 HD1646 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1417) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the coordination of mental health care for children. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1418 HD1651 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 1418) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to mental health services. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1422 HD1977 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1422) of Kay Khan and others relative to mental health examinations and services for inmates of certain correctional institutions in the Commonwealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1426 HD1712 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1426) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to mental health and substance abuse clinics. 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.1430 HD1297 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1430) of Denise Provost and others relative to the rights of persons receiving services from program or facilities of the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1431 HD1911 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1431) of Byron Rushing and others relative to increasing public safety by increasing access to addiction treatment. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1463 HD1631 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1463) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to utilization reviews performed by the board of managed care. Public Health.
H.1466 HD1542 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1466) of William N. Brownsberger and others relative to the regulation of air quality in schools and public buildings. Public Health.
H.1469 HD1641 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1469) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to the establishment of a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. 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.
H.1517 HD1730 By Messrs. Sánchez of Boston and Rushing, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1517) of Jeffrey Sánchez, Byron Rushing and others for legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. Public Health.
H.1524 HD1834 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1524) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to reduce asthma and other health threats from certain cleaning products used in schools. Public Health.
H.1529 HD1562 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1529) of Harriette L. Chandler and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients. Public Health.
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.1550 HD1570 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1550) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to further enforce the installation of automatic sprinkler systems in state owned buildings. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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.1579 HD1011 By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1579) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and others relative to information sharing between sheriffs of the various counties. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1650 SD45 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1650) of Cynthia S. Creem, Alice K. Wolf, Denise Andrews, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to update the bottle bill . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.1671 HD1550 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1671) of Steven M. Walsh and others for legislation to authorize early childcare providers to participate in collective bargaining with the department of early education and care. Public Service.
H.1692 HD1340 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1692) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to further regulate the sales tax imposed on the purchase of certain motor vehicles and bicycles. Revenue.
H.1695 HD1085 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1695) of Jay R. Kaufman, Richard T. Moore and others for legislation to promote sales tax fairness for small businesses. Revenue.
S.1700 SD949 By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1700) of James T. Welch and Frank I. Smizik for legislation to establish a renewable energy investment commission. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.1743 HD1079 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1743) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to fees for the use of State House facilities. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.1832 HD1351 By Representative Torrisi of North Andover and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1832) of David M. Torrisi and others for an appropriation of a certain sum of money to provide for the establishment of an education loan repayment program for social workers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.1839 SD1600 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1839) of James B. Eldridge, Linda Dorcena Forry, Peter V. Kocot, Susan C. Fargo and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote asset development in transitional assistance programs [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
S.1841 SD82 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1841) of Wolf, Welch, Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
H.1848 HD1348 By Representative Mr. Hecht of Watertown, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01848) of Sciortino and others that the Registry of Motor Vehicles be authorized to implement a discounted registration fee for certain motor vehicles. Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.1853 HD1378 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1853) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to establish an early reading council for the development of literacy of students in the third grades of the public schools in the Commonwealth. Education.
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.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.1901 HD2760 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1901) of Linda Dean Campbell and others for legislation to establish a board of registration of behavior analysts within the Division of Professional Licensure. 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.2001 HD2671 By Representatives Ms. Gobi of Spencer and Mr. Peterson, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2001) of McMurtry and others relative to trapping for the purpose of capturing furbearing mammals Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2004 HD2889 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2004) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to further regulate the practice of psychotherapy. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2048 HD2060 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2048) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to provide health insurance coverage for tobacco use cessation treatment. Financial Services.
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.2097 HD2780 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2097) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to excluding certain retirement funds from countable assets of medical assistance recipients. Health Care Financing.
H.2170 HD2954 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2170) of Linda Dorcena Forry, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to regulate debt collection activity. The Judiciary.
H.2173 HD2887 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2173) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to establishing criteria for the compassionate release of terminally ill inmates from correctional institutions. 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.2252 HD2766 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2252) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to ensuring confidentiality for victims of rape and domestic violence. The Judiciary.
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.2343 HD2137 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2343) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to air pollutants. 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.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.2370 HD2182 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2370) of Peter V. Kocot and others relative to biomass facilities and solid waste combustion. Public Health.
H.2437 HD2949 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2437) of Linda Dorcena Forry and Frank I. Smizik relative to defining regular interest for retirement systems. Public Service.
H.2452 HD2987 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2452) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to provide smoking and tobacco use cessation treatment benefits to active and retired public employees. Public Service.
H.2553 HD2261 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2553) of James J. O'Day and others relative to the taxation of certain income. Revenue.
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.2590 HD2758 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2590) of Jay Kaufman and others relative to promoting municipal efficiency and innovation through regional collaboration. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2614 HD2721 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2614) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to electric generating facilities located in the commonwealth that uses coal as fuel and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.2660 HD2840 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2660) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation to promote the building of more modern transportation systems. Transportation.
H.2753 HD3197 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2753) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to reduce human exposure to particulate matter pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2776 HD3235 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2776) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to greenhouse gases and arbor damage. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2824 HD3205 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2824) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to reform of the civil process laws. The Judiciary.
H.2832 HD3066 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2832) of Kay Khan and others relative to health services in Massachusetts correctional institutions, houses of correction and jails. The Judiciary.
H.2843 HD3055 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2843) of James M. Murphy and others relative to assault, assault and battery, destruction of property and refusal to obey a lawful order within a correctional facility. 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.2871 HD3168 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2871) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to investment in programs to support youth employment. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.2905 HD3202 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2905) of Denise Provost and others relative to the reporting on health effects of particulate matter. Public Health.
H.2918 HD3054 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2918) of James M. Murphy and others for legislation to prohibit the possession and use of cell phones and electronic transmission devices by inmates of correctional institutions. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2993 HD3058 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator DiDomenico, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2993) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Sal N. DiDomenico and others for legislation to provide for a corporate tax deduction to allow businesses to provide home energy efficiency audits to employees. 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.3051 HD3020 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3051) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to establish natural gas leak classification standards and requirements for operator clean up of natural gas leaks. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3052 HD3118 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3052) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to establish winter patrol cast iron survey protocols for utility company inspections of gas pipelines. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3053 HD3122 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3053) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to natural gas pipeline safety and transparency. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.3350 HD2026 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3350) of Alice K. Wolf and others for legislation to provide a local option for instant runoff voting in city or town elections. Election Laws.
H.3361 HD2809 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3361) of Cory Atkins and others relative to the crime of health care professionals participating in the torture and abusive treatment of prisoners. The Judiciary.
H.3410 HD2300 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3410) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to a 14-day continuance by the court when dealing with veterans of the armed forces. The Judiciary.
H.3416 HD2309 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3416) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to the sale or conversion of certain tax exempt property. Revenue.
H.3519 HD1593 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3519) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to insurance coverage for acupuncture. Financial Services.
H.3538 HD2144 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3538) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to increase funding by the Commonwealth under the education foundation budget for public school districts. Education.
H.3554 HD2321 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3554) of Bruce Tarr and others relative to the taxation of persons primarily engaged in agriculture, farming or commercial fishing. Revenue.
H.3557 HD3363 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3557) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to providing tax deductions for certain school supply expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers. Revenue.
H.3607 HD3500 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3607) of Frank I. Smizik, William N. Brownsberger and Carolyn C. Dykema for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies, programs and services. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3975 HD4151 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3982 HD4065 By Representative Walsh of Boston and Senator DiDomenico, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Martin J. Walsh, Sal N. DiDomenico and others for legislation to prohibit the Commonwealth from contracting with companies that do not comply with federal regulations for the certification of minerals originating in the Congo. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Frank was born on September 4, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Peabody High School in Pittsburgh and did his undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1966. His law degree is from Duquesne University, graduating in 1971. Frank served for twenty-five years as a legal services lawyer addressing housing and other civil issues facing low income persons and was involved in landmark litigation creating rights for persons displaced by urban renewal and developed state and federal, as well as litigation strategies, to avoid homelessness. Representative Smizik served the Town of Brookline in many capacities; as a member of the Democratic Town Committee, a Town Meeting member, the Commissioner and Chairman of the Housing Authority, and as Vice Chair of the School Committee prior to being elected in 2000 as the Representative from the 15th Norfolk District. As Chairman of the new House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, Representative Smizik hopes to ensure that all legislation relating to transportation, energy, capital infrastructure, and economic development policy takes into consideration the challenge of global climate change and includes appropriate mitigation and adaptation measures. Frank is married to Julia (Julie) Johnson. They were married on January 1, 1981 and they have two children, Emma and Hallie.

Personal Information

Profession: Lawyer
Spouse: Julia (Julie) Johnson
Children: 2
Religion: Jewish

Education & Public Service

  • Duquesne University, J.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A.
  • Peabody High School Pittsburgh, PA
  • November 2000- present: State Representative, 15th Norfolk District (Brookline)
  • 1992-2000: Brookline School Committee; 1984-1986: Housing Advisory Board, Town of Brookline
  • 1982-1992: Commissioner, Brookline Housing Authority; 1981-present: Town Meeting Member, Brookline Town Meeting
  • Elected Member, Brookline Democratic Town Committee
Fifteenth Norfolk, Consisting of Brookline: Precincts 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

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