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Harriette L. Chandler Assistant Majority Leader

D Worcester
Harriette L. Chandler

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State House
Room 312C
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1544
Fax: 617-722-1357
Email: Harriette.Chandler@masenate.gov
District Office
Phone: (508) 797-3373
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.28 SD202 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 28) of Gale D. Candaras, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Cory Atkins, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve quality in early education and care by family child care providers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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]
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.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.302 SD39 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 302) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Thomas M. Stanley, Cynthia S. Creem and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to pre-registration of voters. Election Laws.
H.319 HD171 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 319) of John W. Scibak and others relative to requiring fluoride varnish service coverage in all health insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.344 HD178 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 344) of Harriette L. Chandler and others for legislation to include dental benefits in Commonwealth Care plans. Health Care Financing.
S.397 SD1411 By Mr. Tolman, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 397) of Naughton, Ashe, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation for a healthy Massachusetts: safer alternatives to toxic chemicals [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
H.415 HD698 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 415) of James M. Cantwell, Harriette L. Chandler and Thomas P. Conroy relative to increasing the minimum claim amount for small claims court. The Judiciary.
S.581 SD1523 By Mr. Berry, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 581) of Spiliotis, Story, Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing [Joint Committee on Housing].
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].
S.610 SD1645 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 610) of Richard T. Moore and Harriette L. Chandler for legislation to protect condominium owners. Housing.
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].
H.674 HD98 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 674) of John J. Binienda and others for legislation to provide creditable service for certain teachers for retirement purposes. Public Service.
H.675 HD233 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 675) of John J Binienda, John P Fresolo and Harriette Chandler for legislation to provide purchasing power protection for certain benefits for retired teachers. Public Service.
S.684 SD1586 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 684) of Katherine M. Clark, Geraldo Alicea, Harriette L. Chandler, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and other members of the General Court for legislation to enable judicial clarification of ownership in evictions. The Judiciary.
S.764 SD536 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 764) of Benjamin B. Downing, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal rights of transgendered individuals. The Judiciary.
H.765 HD474 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 765) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to sustain community preservation. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.767 SD1149 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 767) of James B. Eldridge, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, Jennifer E. Benson, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent unnecessary vacancies in foreclosed homes. The Judiciary.
H.799 HD187 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 799) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to provide an income tax credit for certain hearing aid expenditures. Revenue.
S.820 SD31 By Mr. Montigny, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 820) of Mark C. Montigny, Louis L. Kafka, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to anti-human trafficking and protection [Joint Committee on 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.858 HD72 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 858) of John J. Binienda, John P. Fresolo and Harriette L. Chandler for legislation to require retailers to retain certain records relative to the purchase by consumers of prepaid cell phones. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.902 HD97 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, petition (accompanied by [legType], House, No. 00902) of John J. Binienda and others for legislation to establish a prevent blindness fund through the office of the Registrar of Motor Vehicles. Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.903 HD212 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, petition (accompanied by Bill, House, No. 00903) of John J. Binienda and others that visiting nurses be exempt from certain parking regulations in cities and towns. Joint Committee on Transportation.
S.942 SD403 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 942) of Michael O. Moore, Harriette L. Chandler, James B. Eldridge, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to fair share contribution appeals. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.959 HD74 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 959) of John J. Binienda and others for legislation to exempt certain decorated veterans from parking meter fines. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.1040 HD1287 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1040) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to establishing a grant program to promote cost-effective, high quality in-district programs for students with disabilities. 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.
S.1067 SD1090 By Mr. Berry, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1067) of Chandler and Berry for legislation to authorize physicians to delegate certain radiological procedures including procedures to physician assistants [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1069 SD263 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1069) of Stephen M. Brewer, Anthony W. Petruccelli, Jeffrey Sánchez, James Arciero and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to surgical technology [Joint Committee on Public Health].
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].
S.1108 SD1660 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1108) of Wolf, Timilty, Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase routine screening for HIV [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1128 SD1396 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1128) of Stanley, Hecht, McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to other tobacco products [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1138 SD1686 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1138) of Richard T. Moore, Patricia D. Jehlen, Ruth B. Balser, Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation relative to home health aides. Public Health.
S.1152 SD1777 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1152) of Pacheco, Jones, Eldridge and other members of the General Court relative to prescription drug waste [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1206 SD742 By Mr. DiDomenico, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1206) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Frederick E. Berry, Sean Garballey, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the public health through workplace safety for social workers [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
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.
S.1363 SD691 By Mr. Rosenberg, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1363) of Kocot, Chandler, Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the retirement of University of Massachusetts police [Joint Committee on 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.
S.1427 SD831 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1427) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Linda Dorcena Forry, Denise Andrews, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the community development partnership program. Revenue.
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.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.
S.1566 SD761 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1566) of Stephen M. Brewer, Anne M. Gobi, James J. O'Day and Harriette L. Chandler for legislation relative to manufactured buildings. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1662 SD77 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1662) of James B. Eldridge, Harriette L. Chandler, Cynthia S. Creem, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal lighting plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.
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].
S.1845 SD231 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1845) of Michael O. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico, Bruce E. Tarr, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to make technical corrections to the small business regulatory impact statements. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.2107 SD2162 By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2107) of Michael O. Moore, Harriette L. Chandler, John J. Binienda and James J. O'Day for legislation to designate World Voice Week. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2409 Senate, July 31, 2012 - Text of the Senate amendment (Senators Brownsberger, Candaras, Chandler, Clark, Ms. Creem, DiDomenico, Donoghue, Joyce, Montigny, Rosenberg, Tarr, Welch, and Wolf ) to the House bill relating to comprehensive protection from childhood sexual abuse (House, No. 4329)
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.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.3301 HD3123 By Mr. Pedone of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3301) of Vincent A. Pedone and others relative to tax credits for the design and development of video game and interactive digital media products. Revenue.
H.3425 HD1924 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3425) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to the Massachusetts Military Family Relief Fund. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.4033 HD4335 By Messrs. Mahoney of Worcester and Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4033) of John J. Mahoney, John J. Binienda and Harriette L. Chandler (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Worcester be authorized to transfer certain property and land in said city. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4075 HD4368 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4075) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the conveyance of a certain parcel of land in the town of Northborough. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator.
Spouse: Burton Chandler
Children: 3

Career Highlights

  • Served as House Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care in her last two terms in the House
  • First woman from Worcester ever to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate
  • • Currently serves as the Senate Majority Whip, Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health; Co-Chairs the Prevention for Health Caucus, Central Massachusetts Caucus, and Legislature’s Oral Health Caucus

Education & Public Service

  • Wellesley College, B.A. '59
  • Clark University, Ph.D. '73
  • Simmons Graduate School of Management, M.B.A. '83
  • Worcester State College, Honorary Doctorate Public Administration '88
  • Served on the Worcester School Committee from 1991-1994
  • Served three terms in the House of Representatives from 1995-2001
  • First elected to the Senate in January 2001 and was re-elected in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012
  • • Formerly served as the Assistant Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, Co-Chair of the Brain Injury Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Caucus of Women Legislators
First Worcester -- Consisting of the towns of Boylston, Clinton, precincts 3 and 4, Holden, Northborough, precincts 1, 2 and 4, Princeton and West Boylston, and the city of Worcester, wards 1 to 4, inclusive, ward 8, precincts 2 to 4, inclusive, and wards 9 and 10 in the county of Worcester.

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