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Jennifer E. Benson Representative

D Lunenburg
Jennifer E. Benson

Addresses

State House
Room 236
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2430
Fax: 617-722-2813
Email: Jennifer.Benson@mahouse.gov
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.32 SD1835 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 32) of Timilty, Swan, Story and other members of the General Court for legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
S.41 SD1534 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 41) of Spilka, Eldridge, Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote restorative justice practices [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
H.52 HD964 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 52) of Sean Garballey and others providing access to hearing aids for children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.55 SD1658 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 55) of Thomas M. McGee, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sal N. DiDomenico, John D. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Safe Harbor for Exploited Children Act. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.73 SD930 By Mr. Welch, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 73) of Benson and Welch for legislation to establish the miracle league of Massachusetts to provide recreational resources for persons with disabilities [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
H.78 HD352 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 78) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the definition of mandated reports. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.85 SD261 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 85) of Stephen M. Brewer, James Arciero, Elizabeth A. Poirier, Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to maintain public water systems. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.98 SD1155 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 98) of Lewis, Levy, Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide municipal control of liquor licenses [Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure].
S.100 SD1806 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 100) of James B. Eldridge, Jennifer E. Benson, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to protect the privacy of consumer financial information. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.101 SD148 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 101) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Cory Atkins, Michael O. Moore and others for legislation to allow for additional liquor licenses in cities and towns. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.102 SD1066 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 102) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Anne M. Gobi, Jennifer E. Benson, Christopher N. Speranzo and others for legislation to update reciprocity for licensing optometrists. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.
H.107 HD489 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 107) of James J. Dwyer and others establishing a travelers bill of rights. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.134 SD737 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 134) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to form a commission on for-profit schools [Joint Committee on 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].
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.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.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.187 HD709 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 187) of Alice K. Wolf and others for legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities. Elder Affairs.
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.
H.193 HD961 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 193) of Sean Garballey and others relative to the reimbursement of local costs of special elections. Election Laws.
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.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.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.232 HD594 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 232) of Robert M. Koczera and others for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.255 HD486 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 255) of Frank I. Smizik and others 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.
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.
H.269 HD501 By Mr. Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 269) of Cleon H. Turner and others relative to exempting cities and towns from fees from the Massachusetts Oil and Hazardous Material Release Prevention and Response Act. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.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.
S.304 SD1530 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 304) of James B. Eldridge, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Kenneth J. Donnelly, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to disclosure of political spending . Election Laws.
S.305 SD1531 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 305) of James B. Eldridge, Cory Atkins, Kay Khan, Tom Sannicandro and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to accountability for corporate political spending. 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.
S.328 SD266 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 328) of Stephen M. Brewer, James Arciero, Elizabeth A. Poirier, James J. O'Day and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect water supply lands. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.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.
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.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.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.411 HD543 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 411) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to protect children against sex offenders. 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.429 HD490 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 429) of James J. Dwyer and others relative to the penalties imposed for falsely assuming to be a public official. The Judiciary.
H.432 HD495 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 432) of James J. Dwyer and others relative to repeat domestic violence offenders. 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.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.468 HD679 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 468) of Ronald Mariano and others relative to the penalties for certain violations of the workers' compensation insurance law. 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.
S.486 SD1521 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 486) of Gale D. Candaras, Jennifer E. Benson, Michael R. Knapik, Denise Provost and others for legislation concerning Medicaid and accountable care. Health Care Financing.
H.493 HD835 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 493) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to occupants remaining in residences after the sale of foreclosed properties. 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.505 SD105 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 505) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson and Susan C. Fargo for legislation to provide access to patient protection services for all Massachusetts citizens. Health Care Financing.
S.508 SD1793 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 508) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Bruce E. Tarr, Demetrius J. Atsalis, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to acute care hospital financial reports. 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.537 HD570 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 537) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to protect volunteer firefighters from dismissal by their employers. 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.565 HD566 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 565) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to include fire and water districts in certain laws pertaining to cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.577 HD297 By Mr. Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 577) of Cleon H. Turner, Jennifer E. Benson and Geraldine M. Creedon relative to municipal service fees for certain public safety services. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.582 SD694 By Ms. Chandler, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 582) of Harriette Chandler, Sal DiDomenico, Patricia Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public housing innovation program [Joint Committee on Housing].
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.
S.591 SD1200 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 591) of Eldridge, Atkins and Benson for legislation relative to excess profits resulting from 40B developments [Joint Committee on Housing].
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.
S.614 SD917 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 614) of Marc R. Pacheco, Katherine M. Clark, Frederick E. Berry, John W. Scibak and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to manufactured housing communities. Housing.
S.629 SD36 By Mr. Baddour, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 629) of Steven A. Baddour, Stephen M. Brewer, Benjamin B. Downing, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to combat economic crimes. The Judiciary.
S.630 SD37 By Mr. Baddour, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 630) of Steven A. Baddour, Gale D. Candaras, Bruce E. Tarr, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the penalites for corporate manslaughter. The Judiciary.
S.671 SD748 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 671) of Harriette L. Chandler, Cynthia S. Creem, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public health. 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.703 SD787 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 703) of Cynthia S. Creem, Sal N. DiDomenico, Jennifer E. Benson, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to further define the dissemination of obscene material. The Judiciary.
H.761 HD614 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 761) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to real estate tax relief for certain owners of residential property. Revenue.
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.
S.769 SD1181 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 769) of James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Jennifer E. Benson, John W. Scibak and other members of the General Court for legislation to define certain administrative records as public records. The Judiciary.
S.777 SD100 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 777) of Jennifer L. Flanagan and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation relative to dangerousness hearings. The Judiciary.
S.778 SD101 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 778) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson and James B. Eldridge for legislation to prevent intimidation in all courts of the Commonwealth. 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.
H.788 HD988 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 788) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others exempting agencies of the Commonwealth and cities and towns from payment of the tax imposed on the sale of gasoline. Revenue.
S.789 SD498 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 789) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jennifer E. Benson, William N. Brownsberger, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animals. The Judiciary.
H.792 HD456 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 792) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to taxes generated by charitable raffles and bazaars. Revenue.
H.806 HD46 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 806) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to providing property tax relief for certain caregivers. Revenue.
H.807 HD47 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 807) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to establish a property tax relief outreach program for elderly persons. Revenue.
H.808 HD70 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 808) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to exempt charitable organizations from certain tax and reporting requirements relative to raffles and bazaars. 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].
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.884 HD41 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 884) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to the use of double electric utility poles. 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.891 SD1845 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 891) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform the parole system and protect public safety. The Judiciary.
H.933 HD938 By Ms. Sarah K. Peake of Provincetown, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00933) of Cleon H. Turner and others requiring the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue "Baby Boomer Generation" registration plates. Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.967 HD648 By Ms. Alice Hanlon Peisch of Wellesley, petition (accompanied by resolution, House, No. 00967) of John W Scibak and others for the adoption of Resolutions by the House of Representatives in support of the national observation of two minutes of silence on Veterans Day of each year to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Services. Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.981 SD95 By Ms. Flanagan, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 981) of Flanagan, Khan, DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize the Department of Mental Health to establish teen drop in centers [Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse].
S.1017 SD76 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1017) of Benson and Eldridge for legislation to authorize certain remediation funds for the use of town or water supply district into a trust fund [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1018 SD520 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1018) of James B. Eldridge, Carolyn C. Dykema, Marc R. Pacheco and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation to enforce municipal ordinances and bylaws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
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].
S.1024 SD1179 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1024) of Eldridge, Atkins and Benson for legislation to authorize municipal audits of 40B developments [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1029 SD113 By Ms. Flanagan, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1029) of DiDomenico, Benson and Flanagan for legislation to dispose of municipally owned vacant property [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1031 SD337 By Ms. Flanagan, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1031) of Benson and Flanagan for legislation relative to ice safety [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
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].
S.1042 SD983 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of Clark, Mark, Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow for the decriminalization of minor offenses [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
H.1056 HD1500 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1056) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to promote nutritional meals in the public schools. 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.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.1072 SD215 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1072) of Swan, Spilka, Puppolo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the registration of clinical exercise physiologists [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1073 SD769 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1073) of Tarr, Swan, Puppolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to permit spouses to to serve as paid caregivers [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1074 SD773 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1074) of Gale D. Candaras, Cory Atkins, Jennifer E. Benson, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate cadmium in children's jewelry. Public Health.
H.1077 HD1115 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1077) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to teacher compensation in regional school districts. Education.
H.1079 HD1119 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1079) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to school district collaboration and regionalization. Education.
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.1095 HD1866 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1095) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to increase the personal needs allowance for certain elderly and disabled residents residing in licensed medical facilities. Elder Affairs.
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].
S.1103 SD1524 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1103) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale, Jennifer E. Benson, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to close hospital essential services. Public Health.
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.
S.1133 SD1669 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1133) of Richard T. Moore, Robert M. Koczera, Jennifer E. Benson, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to certified professional midwives. Public Health.
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.
H.1179 HD1523 Relative to insurance reimbursements for emergency ambulance service
H.1180 HD1536 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1180) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance reimbursements for emergency ambulance service. Financial Services.
S.1193 SD782 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1193) of Harriette L. Chandler, James E. Timilty, Bruce E. Tarr, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to implement a blue alert system in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1194 SD1449 By Ms. Chandler, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1194) of Spilka, Donnelly, Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Commonwealth Fusion Center and other intelligence data centers [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
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.
S.1209 SD1529 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1209) of Eldridge, Atkins and Benson for legislation to establish a special commission on inmate and prisoner suicides [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1210 SD102 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1210) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Stephen L. DiNatale and James B. Eldridge for legislation to prevent fires in certain buildings. 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].
S.1275 SD200 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1275) of Tarr, Swan, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit state employees from receiving multiple salaries [Joint Committee on Public Service].
H.1286 HD1492 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1286) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to certain court records. The Judiciary.
H.1287 HD1590 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to penalties for breaking and entering a firearm retail wholesaler or manufacturer. The Judiciary.
H.1334 HD1077 By Representatives Levy of Marlborough and O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1334) of Steven L. Levy, Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to the safe placement of newborn infants. The Judiciary.
H.1336 HD1539 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1336) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to regulate the collection and maintenance of criminal intelligence information. The Judiciary.
H.1346 HD1729 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1346) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the sentencing of children accused of certain crimes. The Judiciary.
H.1355 HD1451 By Mr. Pedone of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1355) of Vincent A. Pedone and others relative to establishing mandatory foreclosure mediation with judicial review. The Judiciary.
H.1379 HD1292 By Mr. Vallee of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1379) of James E. Vallee and others relative to economic crimes involving monetary instruments or other property known to be derived from criminal activity . The Judiciary.
H.1384 HD1126 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1384) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the disclosure of information about current or former employees to prospective employers. The Judiciary.
H.1393 HD1899 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1393) of Linda Dorcena Forry, John A. Hart and others for legislation to establish a "right to know" policy for certain temporary employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1397 HD1609 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1397) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to employees' access to personnel records. 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.1413 HD1129 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1413) of [PETITIONERS LIST] relative to non discrimination training in the workplace. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1414 HD1132 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1414) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the payment of wages. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.1445 HD1718 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1445) of Kay Khan and others relative to the regulation of animal shelters. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1447 HD1086 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1447) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to the effective enforcement of municipal ordinances and bylaws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1448 SD1199 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1448) of James B. Eldridge, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., William N. Brownsberger, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a sunset for economic development tax expenditures. Revenue.
S.1452 SD1486 By Ms. Fargo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1452) of Susan C. Fargo, Jennifer E. Benson, James B. Eldridge, Gale D. Candaras and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit. 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.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.1478 HD1888 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1478) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to develop a comprehensive breastfeeding promotion policy. Public Health.
H.1484 HD1709 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1484) of Denise C. Garlick and others that certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called. Public Health.
H.1491 HD1681 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 1491) of Kay Khan and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to advanced practice nursing. 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.1493 HD1733 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1493) of Kay Khan, Jennifer E. Benson and Denise Provost for legislation to provide for the rapid deployment of qualified nurses. Public Health.
H.1497 HD1189 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1497) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to regulate the license, transfer, use, or sale of prescriber-identifiable data only for commercial purposes by pharmacies. 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.1559 HD1693 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1559) of [PETITIONERS LIST] relative to establishin a a Massachusetts correction commission (including members of the General Court) to study, review and report on activities of the Department of Correction. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1575 SD1182 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1575) of Jason M. Lewis, William N. Brownsberger, Sal N. DiDomenico, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance access to electronic public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1576 SD1183 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1576) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jason M. Lewis, William N. Brownsberger, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve access to public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1609 HD1600 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1609) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to permit certain higher education employees to withdraw from the optional retirement system and join the state retirement system. Public Service.
S.1617 SD747 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1617) of Karen E. Spilka, Jennifer E. Benson and Chris Walsh relative to providing for disposition of surplus state real property based on smart growth land use policies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1625 HD1997 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1625) of Michael J. Moran and Jennifer E. Benson relative to the pension benefits of surviving spouses of public employees who remarry. Public Service.
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.
S.1647 SD111 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1647) of Gale D. Candaras, Jennifer E. Benson, Michael O. Moore, Sheila C. Harrington and others for legislation to sell heating oil. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.
S.1660 SD70 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1660) of James B. Eldridge, Carolyn C. Dykema, Michael J. Moran, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to reinstate the clean environment fund. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1666 SD1019 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1666) of Barry R. Finegold and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation relative to comprehensive siting reform for land based wind projects. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.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.1677 HD1726 By Mr. Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1677) of Thomas P. Conroy and others relative to real estate tax deferral and recovery agreements. Revenue.
H.1682 HD1849 By Mr. Dempsey of Haverhill, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1682) of Brian S. Dempsey and others for legislation to update the research and development tax credit. Revenue.
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.
S.1699 SD921 By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1699) of James T. Welch and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation to promote transparency in electric bills. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1729 SD1838 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1729) of Harriette L. Chandler, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Thomas P. Kennedy, Sal N. DiDomenico and others for legislation to provide certain medical information on drivers licenses. Transportation.
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.
S.1738 SD1611 By Ms. Fargo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1738) of Susan C. Fargo, Jennifer E. Benson and Denise Provost for legislation relative to child passenger safety. Transportation.
S.1740 SD103 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1740) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale, James B. Eldridge, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others for legislation relative to police pursuits in the Commonwealth. Transportation.
H.1759 HD1247 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1759) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to comprehensive siting reform for land based wind projects. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1762 HD1240 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1762) of Sean Garballey and others relative to improving outdoor lighting and increasing dark-sky visibility. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1785 HD1848 By Mr. Canessa of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1785) of Stephen R. Canessa and others that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be directed to issue distinctive license plates for combat veterans. Transportation.
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.1858 HD2958 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1858) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to promote asset development in transitional assistance programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.1881 HD2969 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1881) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the listing of a business location of certain businesses in a telephone directory or database. 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.1911 HD2752 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1911) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to promoting gender equity training in education. Education.
H.1921 HD2603 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1921) of [PETITIONERS LIST] relative to establishing a public school grant program for expanding learning time and improving student success. Education.
H.1929 HD2629 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1929) of Patricia A. Haddad, Kevin Aguiar and Jennifer E. Benson relative to school improvement plans. Education.
H.1950 HD2115 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1950) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to transition programs for students with severe disabilities. Education.
H.1979 HD2003 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1979) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize persons to pre-register to vote prior to their eighteenth birthday. Election Laws.
H.1980 HD2006 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1980) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize local boards of registrars to perform random audits of election results in precincts. Election Laws.
H.1990 HD2022 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1990) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to reducing the use of non-compostable plastic bags in retail sales. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1995 HD2523 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1995) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to the distribution of raw milk. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.2012 SD2074 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. The Judiciary.
H.2027 HD2844 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2027) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to the licensure of professional landscape architects. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.2027 SD2073 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2027) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to real estate tax abatements. Revenue.
S.2041 SD2088 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Vallee, Michael R. Knapik, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to recognize those in military service. Transportaion.
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.2067 HD2870 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2067) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the cancellation of certain health insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.2086 HD2996 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2086) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers. Health Care Financing.
H.2159 HD2924 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2159) of Cory Atkins and others relative to the penalty for subsequent restraining order violations. The Judiciary.
H.2160 HD2939 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2160) of John W. Scibak and others relative to providing for protection from domestic violence. The Judiciary.
H.2161 HD2943 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2161) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to permit the setting of both cash bail and pretrial conditions in domestic violence matters. The Judiciary.
H.2220 HD2701 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2220) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to eligibility for parole for persons trafficking in methamphetamines. The Judiciary.
H.2221 HD2714 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2221) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to certain providers of health care services being exempt from jury duty. 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.2240 HD2051 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2240) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to authorize judicial clarification of ownership in eviction proceedings. 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.2253 HD2772 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2253) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the apprehension of drunk drivers and other law violators. 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.2317 HD2445 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2317) of Cory Atkins, Jennifer E. Benson and James B. Eldridge relative to the investment of certain funds for the Water Supply District of Acton. Municipalities and Regional Government.
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.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.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.
S.2373 SD2180 By Ms. Fargo, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Susan C. Fargo, Jennifer E. Benson and Denise Provost for legislation to regulate the practice and licensure of lactation consultants. Public Health.
H.2383 HD2063 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2383) of David B. Sullivan and others relative to coupons of manufacturers submitted to health care insurers. Public Health.
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.2406 HD2868 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2406) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to fire protection systems for buildings and structures. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2517 HD2960 By Representataive Hogan of Stow and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2517) of Kate Hogan and others to increase the property tax deferral for certain persons sixty-five years of age or older. Revenue.
H.2540 HD2737 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2540) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for the establishment of a standing commission (including members of the General Court) to review and evaluate all tax expenditures. 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.2606 HD2407 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2606) of Jennifer E. Benson for legislation to increase fines levied against utility companies for failing to meet service quality standards. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2608 HD2663 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2608) of Tackey Chan and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation to further regulate utility company mergers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2684 HD3194 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2684) of John W. Scibak and others relative to supporting children and parental custody. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.2717 HD3451 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2717) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish regional school safety councils. Education.
H.2742 HD3191 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2742) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to cities or towns with a local option to use instant runoff voting in municipal elections. Election Laws.
H.2761 HD3128 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator Baddour, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2761) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Steven A. Baddour and others relative to protecting consumers from unsolicited loans. Financial Services.
H.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.2827 HD3463 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2827) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to exempt from certain penalties the sale of a foal by an animal rescue organization to preserve the life of said foal. The Judiciary.
H.2833 HD3214 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2833) of Kay Khan and others relative to providing written health education information to incarcerated women by correctional institutions. The Judiciary.
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.2847 HD3009 By Mr. O'Flaherty of Chelsea, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2847) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty and others relative to further defining the dissemination of obscene material. The Judiciary.
H.2849 HD3014 By Mr. O'Flaherty of Chelsea, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2849) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty and others relative to the penalty for manslaughter by a corporation. The Judiciary.
H.2850 HD3016 By Mr. O'Flaherty of Chelsea, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2850) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty and others relative to the commercial exploitation of people. The Judiciary.
H.2875 HD1382 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2875) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to further regulate the method of calculating the period of time for employees in filing certain complaints with the Attorney General under the labor relations laws of the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2911 HD3088 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2911) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to allow police officers to make arrests outside their territorial jurisdiction. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2959 HD3381 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2959) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation to authorize a local option for group classification. Public Service.
H.3003 HD3203 By Representative Moran of Boston and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3003) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to establish tax transparency and strengthen the reporting requirements of public charities and to establish reporting requirements for the trustees and directors of public charities. Revenue.
H.3045 HD1387 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3045) of Steven M. Walsh and others for legislation to provide for the disposition of certain state property based on smart growth land use policies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.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.3168 HD3512 By Mr. Frost of Auburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3168) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to include call and volunteer fire fighters as members of the Fire Service Commission. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3169 HD3513 By Mr. Frost of Auburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3169) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to include call and volunteer fire fighters as members of the Massachusetts Fire Training Council. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3221 HD3526 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3221) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation to increase the membership of the board of agriculture within the Department of Agricultural Resources. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3229 HD3366 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3229) of James Arciero and others relative to the registration of certain sex offenders. The Judiciary.
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.3266 HD2410 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3266) of Jennifer E. Benson relative to regulating landscape architects. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3269 HD2896 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3269) of Chris Walsh, and others relative to the control of low lands and swamps to control of tick-borne illness. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3280 HD1836 By Messrs. Calter of Kingston and deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3280) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to the statute of limitation for manslaughter. The Judiciary.
H.3286 HD3364 By Representatives Dykema of Holliston and Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3286) of Carolyn C. Dykema, Jonathan Hecht and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the implementation of evidence-based practices in the judicial system. The Judiciary.
H.3310 HD1379 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3310) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to the personal care services administered by the Division of Medical Assistance. Public Health.
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.3466 HD3748 By Representative Atkins of Concord and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3466) of Cory Atkins, James B. Eldridge and Jennifer E. Benson (by vote of the town) that the town of Acton be authorized to establish a means tested senior citizen property tax exemption. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3516 HD3687 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marty Walz and others for legislation to regulate the compensation payable to board members of public charities. The Judiciary.
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.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.3692 HD3956 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Martha M. Walz and others establishing a State House arts commission to maintain custody and care of all works of art and historical artifacts at the State House. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.3709 HD3983 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3709) of Robert M. Koczera and others relative to the designation of veterans status on licenses and identification cards issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles . Transportation.
H.3739 HD3953 By Representatives Ross of Attleboro and Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George Ross and others for legislation to categorize bath salts, so-called, as a class C substance. The Judiciary.
H.3829 HD4023 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Daniel Winslow and others for legislation to provide power outage rebates to consumers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3962 HD3853 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to require drivers employed by companies transporting students to submit to alcohol and drug testing. Transportation.
H.3983 HD4124 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to the disposition of veterans' remains. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.4050 HD4315 By Messrs. Linsky of Natick and Swan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky, Benjamin Swan and others relative to indigent defense counsel. The Judiciary.
H.4056 HD4232 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation to establish a special fund to be used for the replanting of trees in certain storm damaged areas. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.4058 HD4231 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation to authorize municipal finance oversight boards to extend the time period for emergency appropriations. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.4078 HD4252 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation to designate the second week of May as Williams Syndrome awareness week. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Jen was elected to represent the Massachusetts 37th Middlesex District on November 4th, 2008. She took office on January 7th, 2009. She was first elected to public office as a member of the Lunenburg School Committee in 2003. She served for over five years on the committee and became the elected Chair. As a state representative, Jen has served as the only freshman member on the Joint Committee on Education and the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Jen has been married to Brent Benson since 1993. They have 3 children, Hannah, 16, Maya, 14 and Noah, 10, who all attend the Lunenburg Public Schools. She grew up in Rochester, NH and graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Art History.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator
Spouse: Brent Benson
Children: 3
Pets: Siri, a black Goldendoodle
Interests: hiking, camping, spending time with my family

Career Highlights

  • Enactment of the Utility Accountability Bill (December 2009)
  • Serving on the Education Committee and working on Education Reform 2010

Education & Public Service

  • Florida Atlantic University, BA in Art History, 1995
  • Lunenburg School Committee: 2003-2008; Chair May 2007 to November 2008
  • Lunenburg Democratic Town Committee; current member; Chair 2003 to 2007
  • Represenative Jenifer Benson and Family

Thirty-seventh Middlesex, Consisting of Acton: Precincts 3, 4, 5; Ayer: Precinct 2; Boxborough; Shirley; Harvard (Worcester Co.); Lunenburg: Precincts A, C, D (Worcester Co.).

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