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James M. Cantwell Representative

D Marshfield
James M. Cantwell

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State House
Room 22
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2140
Fax: 617-626-0835
Email: James.Cantwell@mahouse.gov
District Office
988 Plain Street
Marshfield, MA 02050
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Bill Docket Bill Title
HD4441 By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Peter J. Durant and others for legislation to authorize school bus drivers to administer epinephrine. Public Health.
HD4504 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to death benefits for police officers and firefighters. Public Service.
H.102 HD273 By Representatives Bradley of Hingham and Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 102) of Garrett J. Bradley, Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others for legislation to ensure that independent repair facilities in the Commonwealth have access to information related to the proper and complete diagnosis, service and repair of motor vehicles. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.159 SD482 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 159) of Robert L. Hedlund and James M. Cantwell for legislation relative to food produced from cloned animals. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
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.
S.313 SD1836 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 313) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Cory Atkins, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Carlo Basile and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish risk-based audits of election results. Election Laws.
H.321 HD175 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 321) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
H.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.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.423 HD373 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 423) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Sheila C. Harrington and James M. Cantwell relative to prohibiting theft or embezzlement from nonprofit or charitable organizations. The Judiciary.
H.426 HD389 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 426) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to mandatory sentences for assaults on a law enforcement officers. The Judiciary.
H.430 HD492 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 430) of James J. Dwyer and others relative to the membership of the Parole Board and reporting requirements. The Judiciary.
H.431 HD493 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 431) of James J. Dwyer and others relative to parole board procedures. The Judiciary.
H.589 HD390 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 589) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Sheila C. Harrington and James M. Cantwell relative to oxycontin and other Schedule II controlled substances. Public Health.
S.596 SD481 By Mr. Hedlund, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 596) of Cantwell, Knapik, Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to affordable housing built near wetlands [Joint Committee on Housing].
S.598 SD489 By Mr. Hedlund, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 598) of Cantwell, Knapik, Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation realtive to the oversight of affordable housing developments [Joint Committee on Housing].
S.655 SD228 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 655) of Spilka, deMacedo, Pignatelli and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to animals [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
S.665 SD107 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of Gale D. Candaras, Steven M. Walsh, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform and improve alimony [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
S.686 SD1796 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 686) of Katherine M. Clark, Cory Atkins, James M. Cantwell, James J. Dwyer and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide protection from child enticement. The Judiciary.
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.
S.869 SD1671 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 869) of Karen E. Spilka, Theodore C. Speliotis, Thomas P. Kennedy, Michael J. Finn and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft. The Judiciary.
S.917 SD1696 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 917) of Katherine M. Clark, Frank I. Smizik and James M. Cantwell for legislation to strengthen wage enforcement. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.930 SD189 By Ms. Jehlen , a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 930) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Susan C. Fargo, Marty Walz, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish paid sick days. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.932 HD292 By Mr. Naughton, Jr. of Clinton, petition (accompanied by Bill, House, No. 00932) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. relative to the issuance of special license plates for veterans. Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.988 HD1891 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator DiDomenico, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 988) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to improve economic opportunities for low and moderate income households and other residents. Community Development and Small Businesses.
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.
H.1212 HD1039 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1212) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others for legislation to establish an advisory commission on motor vehicle body repair labor rates for the purpose of implementing insurance reforms. Financial Services.
H.1393 HD1899 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1393) of Linda Dorcena Forry, John A. Hart and others for legislation to establish a "right to know" policy for certain temporary employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1398 HD1620 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1398) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to require employers to grant a minimum number of paid sick leave days for all employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.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.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.1548 HD1296 By Mr. Atsalis of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1548) of Demetrius J. Atsalis and James M. Cantwell relative to the sales of knives used as weapons. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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.1655 SD1587 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1655) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Bruce E. Tarr, Thomas M. Stanley, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to require electrical service restoration in the event of a disruption. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1706 SD479 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1706) of Robert L. Hedlund, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, James M. Murphy, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the treatment of elephants. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
S.1818 SD493 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1818) of John Hart, Jr., James T. Welch, David T. Vieira, James M. Cantwell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to fuel and shelter benefits for veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1825 SD1525 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1825) of John Hart, Jr., Todd M. Smola, Sal N. DiDomenico, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to train and certify veterans service officers and agents. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1851 SD361 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1851) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Michael F. Rush, Steven M. Walsh, Paul McMurtry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Alcohol Beverages Control Commission. [COMMITTEE].
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.
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.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.
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.
S.2124 SD2160 By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12 and Senate Rule 20) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2124) of Richard T. Moore, Kenneth J. Donnelly, John Hart, Jr., Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to reduction of property tax liability for veterans. Revenue.
S.2137 SD2181 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2137) of Robert L. Hedlund and James M. Cantwell (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the transfer of land in Marshfield. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2139 HD2383 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2139) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to investigations of correctional officers. The Judiciary.
H.2163 HD2184 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2163) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to enhance safety and security in courthouses. 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.2348 HD2636 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2348) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.2350 HD2974 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2350) of Karen E. Spilka, Kate Hogan and others relative to the release of a body by the medical examiner to a person charged with an offense which resulted in the death of the deceased. Public Health.
H.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.2411 HD2152 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2411) of Garrett J. Bradley and others for legislation to provide retirement options for nonprofit organizations. Public Service.
H.2700 HD3499 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2700) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to authorize the issuance of annual licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises to operators of catering businesses. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.2840 HD3345 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2840) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the liability of farmers' markets. The Judiciary.
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.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.3059 HD3310 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3059) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to addressing the removal of double utility poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3225 HD3397 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3225) of Paul McMurtry and James M. Cantwell relative to the sale of second-hand motor vehicles. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.3277 HD2012 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3277) of Michael D. Brady and others relative to the servicing of loans by mortgage providers. Financial Services.
H.3279 HD2015 By Messrs. Brady of Brockton and Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3279) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to increase the penalties for assault and battery upon public employees. The Judiciary.
H.3307 HD1824 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3307) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to the training and certification of veteran service agents. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3330 HD1300 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3330) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to the criminal penalties for organized retail theft. The Judiciary.
H.3542 HD1444 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3542) of Cory Atkins and others for legislation to provide that cytologic screenings performed at the same time as annual physical examinations be separately billed by health care providers and paid by insurers. Financial Services.
H.3546 HD1448 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3546) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to freelancers in the definition of employees under the labor laws. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.3557 HD3363 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3557) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to providing tax deductions for certain school supply expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers. Revenue.
H.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.3766 HD3958 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to the crime of failing to notify law enforcement officials of a missing or deceased child. The Judiciary.
H.3858 HD4133 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William M. Straus and others for legislation to prohibit commercial solicitation to mobile electronic devices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3890 HD4144 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to create stabilization funds for special education costs. Municipalities and Regional Government.
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.3975 HD4151 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.4007 HD4293 By Messrs. Brodeur of Melrose and Parisella, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to employment for members of the armed forces returning from active duty. House Rules.

Jim Cantwell, 44, is a Marshfield native and life-long resident of the South Shore. Jim and his wife, Jennifer, are proud parents of a son, Christopher, who attends Marshfield public schools.

Jim's passion for public service was sparked a quarter century ago while a sophomore at Marshfield High School. Alarmed at reports of water contamination near his Webster Street neighborhood, Jim joined a grass-roots effort to force a developer to remove piping lined with cancer-causing TCE chemicals.

In college, Jim spearheaded an effort to prevent the historic Daniel Webster estate from being demolished in favor of a high-density condominium development. Jim formed the Daniel Webster Preservation Trust, a grass-roots organization that stopped the proposed development and successfully advocated for the purchase of the historic estate. Jim's crusade with many other community leaders was featured on Bob Villa's "Restore America" Series.

As a Selectman in the town of Marshfield, Jim was known as a consensus builder who helped bring people together to advocate for a much-needed school expansion, infrastructure improvements, sea wall repairs, public safety services and expanded Senior Services, while keeping within the fiscal restraints of Proposition 2 1/2 for all operating budgets.

As an Assistant District Attorney, Jim was an original co-coordinator of the Norfolk County Juvenile Justice Unit, a now model program that prosecutes the most dangerous youthful offenders as adults, while working to prevent juvenile crime through a partnership with school, police and community organizations. In his three years as an Assistant D.A. Jim also served as a lead prosecutor in the nationally recognized Domestic Violence Prevention program. He has been appointed a Special Prosecutor for Suffolk County twice .

Following his service in the D.A.'s office, Jim joined the staff of U. S. Congressman William Delahunt, where he worked to expose the high cost of pharmaceutical drugs for senior citizens and tackled coastline and seawall issues.

As the co-owner and partner of Graeber, Davis and Cantwell, a small general-practice law firm with fourteen employees, Jim understands the many challenges facing small businesses, and has brought some significant business experience to Beacon Hill.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator; Small Business Owner
Spouse: Jennifer
Children: 1

Career Highlights

  • Created a Seafood Commission to assist Massachusetts Seafood Industry
  • Lead sponsor of legislation to assist coastal communities in making repairs for seawalls
  • Worked for enactment of legislation to provide relief to small businesses for health
  • Successfully promoted passage of a landmark Economic Development bill; Secured funding for Rte 139 expansion and improvements

Education & Public Service

  • Boston College Law School 1994
  • Boston College 1988
  • University of Paris 1987
  • Marshfield Public Schools 1984
  • Elected to Massachusetts House of Representatives, 2008-present
  • Attorney on staff of U.S. Representative William Delahunt 1998-2000
  • Assistant District Attorney for Norfolk County 1995-1998
  • Selectman, Town of Marshfield 1996-1999
Fourth Plymouth, Consisting of Marshfield; Scituate: Precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6.

District Office Hours: By Appointment

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