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James J. Lyons, Jr. Representative

R Andover
James J. Lyons, Jr.

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State House
Room 39
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2014
Fax: 617-626-0246
Email: James.Lyons@mahouse.gov
District Office
12 High Vale Lane
Andover, MA 01810
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Bill Docket Bill Title
HD4322 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Timothy R. Madden and others for legislation to amend the occupational requirements for barbers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
HD4343 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell, Russell E. Holmes and others for legislation to further regulate the use of electronic benefit transfer cards and establish penalties for certain prohibited transactions. The Judiciary.
HD4350 By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Peter J. Durant and others for legislation to establish the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway division of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.155 HD455 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 155) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to require parental consent on sex education in public schools. Education.
H.427 HD391 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 427) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to the penalties for the dissemination of matter harmful to minors in school. The Judiciary.
H.434 HD311 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 434) of Bradford Hill and others relative to the punishment of habitual offenders convicted in the courts of the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
H.458 HD83 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 458) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to impose a penalty for the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The Judiciary.
S.461 SD754 For legislation to further regulate insurance underwriting and motor vehicle liability ratings
H.482 HD491 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 482) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to information provided to women seeking abortions. The Judiciary.
H.484 HD792 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 484) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit abortions solely on account of the sex of the unborn child. The Judiciary.
S.593 SD1038 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 593) of Barry R. Finegold, Bruce E. Tarr and James J. Lyons, Jr. for legislation relative to eligibility for cooperative housing corporations. 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.756 HD488 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 756) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to direct the Commissioner of Revenue to annually designate a sales tax holiday. Revenue.
S.786 SD335 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 786) of Robert L. Hedlund, Thomas J. Calter, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent farm animal cruelty. The Judiciary.
H.867 HD828 By Mr. Kane of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 867) of Michael F. Kane and others for legislation relative to municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1060 HD1944 By Mr. Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1060) of Marc T. Lombardo and others relative to parental notification and consent. Education.
H.1078 HD1118 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1078) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to school choice funding for vocational technical programs. Education.
H.1082 HD1123 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1082) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to vocational technical education. Education.
H.1098 HD1947 By Mr. Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1098) of Marc Lombardo and others relative the elimination of nursing home fees. Elder Affairs.
H.1247 HD1547 By Mr. Adams of Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1247) of Paul Adams and others relative to the time for imposing interest or penalties for failure to pay rent. Housing.
H.1274 HD1518 By Mr. Adams of Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1274) of Paul Adams and others for legislation to further regulate summary process modification. The Judiciary.
H.1275 HD1553 By Mr. Adams of Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1275) of Paul Adams and others relative to the placement of rent into an escrow account under certain notices by a landlord to vacate. The Judiciary.
H.1333 HD1314 By Representatives Kuros of Uxbridge and Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1333) of Kevin J. Kuros, Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit partial birth abortions. 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.1344 HD1927 By Mr. Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1344) of Marc T. Lombardo and others relative to the defense of the dissemination of harmful material to minors in a school. The Judiciary.
S.1377 SD115 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1377) of Lyons, Hill and Tarr (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Boxford to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies [Local Approval Received] [Joint Committee on Public Service].
H.1475 HD1642 By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1475) of Paul J. Donato and others relative to reciprocal benefits contracts. Public Health.
H.1563 HD1967 By Mr. Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1563) of Marc T. Lombardo and others relative to sanctuary cities and towns. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1683 HD1868 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1683) of Geoff Diehl and others relative to income tax return options. Revenue.
H.1764 HD1828 By Mr. Kane of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1764) of Michael F. Kane and others relative to injuries caused by poles, wires, cables and other apparatus. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1765 HD1837 By Mr. Kane of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1765) of Michael F. Kane and others relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal lighting plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.
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.
S.2061 SD2109 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Richard T. Moore, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr, George N. Peterson, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance community safety. The Judiciary.
H.2195 HD2204 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2195) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others for legislation to establish penalties for illegal residents providing fraudulent information to obtain public assistance. The Judiciary.
H.2239 HD2043 By Mr. Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2239) of Marc T. Lombardo and James J. Lyons, Jr., for legislation to repeal the law establishing certain restrictions on persons within eighteen feet of a reproductive health care facility. The Judiciary.
H.2247 HD2114 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2247) of Shaunna O'Connell and others relative to electronic benefit transfer cards. The Judiciary.
H.2534 HD2378 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2534) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to reducing the income tax rate. Revenue.
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.2715 HD3498 By Mr. Frost of Auburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2715) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others for legislation to protect the rights of students to express religious viewpoints. Education.
H.2996 HD3023 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2996) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the reduction of certain sales and use taxes. Revenue.
H.2998 HD3059 By Mr. Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2998) of Marc T. Lombardo and others for legislation to annually suspend the imposition of the meals tax, so called, for the dates of March 20 to 26. Revenue.
H.3295 HD1615 By Representatives deMacedo of Plymouth and Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3295) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Sheila C. Harrington and others for legislation to require physicians to anesthetize the fetus prior to performing certain abortions. Public Health.
H.3486 HD3786 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to exempting the position of fire chief in the city of Haverhill from the civil service law
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.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.3549 HD3223 By Mr. Webster of Pembroke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3549) of Daniel K. Webster and others for legislation to further regulate the disposition of public benefits and providing for the implementation of a security and immigration compliance law. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3591 HD3872 (by vote of the town) relative to voting on the approval of funding collective bargaining agreements in the town of North Andover
H.3592 HD3873 (by vote of the town) relative to certain changes in the charter of the town of North Andover concerning warrants for payments
H.3593 HD3871 (by vote of the town) relative to the appointment of Sean C. Lewis, Sr., to the position of fire fighter in the town of North Andover, notwithstanding the maximum age requirements for said position
H.3718 HD3933 An Order (filed by Mr. Jones of North Reading and other members of the House) amending House Rules 16, 16A, 17 and 18A concerning ethics.
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.3759 HD3928 By Mr. Torrisi of North Andover, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David M. Torrisi, James J. Lyons, Jr. and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to authorize the appointment of group insurance committees within the cities and towns of the Commonwealth for the purpose of making changes in the design and composition of group health insurance policies for public employees. Public Service.
H.3831 HD1331 By Mr. Torrisi of North Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3831) of David M. Torrisi and James Lyons, Jr. (by vote of the town) relative to the recall of elective officers in the town of North Andover. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3832 HD4154 By Mr. Torrisi of North Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3832) of David M. Torrisi, Steven A. Baddour and James J. Lyons, Jr. (by vote of the town) relative to vacancies in the office of selectmen in the town of North Andover. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3835 HD4153 By Mr. Torrisi of North Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3835) of David M. Torrisi, Steven A. Baddour and James J. Lyons, Jr. (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the appointment of Amy McCarthy as a police officer in the town of North Andover, notwithstanding the maximum age requirements. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3902 HD4137 By Representative Kuros of Uxbridge and Senator Moore, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kevin J. Kuros, Richard T. Moore and others for legislation to expand the Department of Children and Families definition of mandated reporter. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.3913 HD4056 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford and Senator Moore, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John V. Fernandes, Richard T. Moore and others for legislation to enhance community safety by strengthening the laws regulating undocumented illegal aliens residing or working in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
H.4034 HD4309 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to health care services. Health Care Financing.
H.4035 HD4308 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12 of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to access to certain institutions of higher education and vocational schools. Higher Education.
H.4036 HD4310 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to job growth. Revenue.
H.4037 HD4306 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to provide regulatory reform to promote job growth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.4038 HD4307 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to cost-effective energy policies and electricity cost reduction. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.4064 HD4266 By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Peter J. Durant and others relative to the disclosure of autopsy reports by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Personal Information

Profession: Businessman
Spouse: Bernadette
Children: 2
Religion: Roman Catholic
Pets: Sparky

Career Highlights

  • Elected State Representative for the 18th Essex district in November 2010
  • Ranking Republican, Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business
  • Ranking Republican, Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Housing

Education & Public Service

  • BA in Political Science from Brandeis University, Class of 1975
  • Graduate of Arlington Catholic, Class of 1971
Eighteenth Essex, Consisting of Andover: Precincts 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Boxford: Precinct 1; North Andover: Precincts 6, 7, 8; Tewksbury: Precincts 3, 3A (Middlesex County)

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