Jay R. Kaufman 187th (2011 - 2012) Representative

D Lexington
Jay R. Kaufman

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Committee Membership

Bill Docket Bill Title
S.18 SD1451 By Mr. Rosenberg, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 18) of Stanley Rosenberg, James Eldridge, Jay Kaufman and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax. Revenue.
S.107 SD1827 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 107) of Patricia D. Jehlen, William N. Brownsberger, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to greyhound simulcasting. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.179 HD999 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 179) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the teaching of health education in schools. Education.
H.214 HD982 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 214) of Alice K. Wolf and others directing the Secretary of the Commonwealth to promulgate regulations for the implementation of an "instant runoff voting" method of preference for candidates for Representative to the United States Congress. Election Laws.
H.252 HD230 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 252) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection reuse 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.
S.301 SD1352 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 301) of Cynthia S. Creem, Cory Atkins, Jay R. Kaufman, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish election day registration. Election Laws.
S.303 SD67 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 303) of James B. Eldridge, David Paul Linsky, Alice Hanlon Peisch, Viriato Manuel deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to election officers. Election Laws.
S.306 SD1802 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 306) of James B. Eldridge, Jay R. Kaufman, Ruth B. Balser, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to modernize our voter registration system. 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.350 SD522 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 350) of James B. Eldridge, Frank I. Smizik, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
H.490 HD560 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 490) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the repeal or reform of certain archaic laws. The Judiciary.
H.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.
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.523 HD880 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 523) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to national criminal offender record information checks for persons working with individuals served by the Department of Mental Retardation. The Judiciary.
H.529 HD267 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, petition (accompanied by Proposal for Constitutional Amendment, House, No. 00529) of Tom Sannicandro and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions . Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
S.548 SD1165 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 548) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Karen E. Spilka, Benjamin B. Downing, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to manufacturer rebates and discount programs. Health Care Financing.
H.560 HD969 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 560) of Sean Garballey and others (by vote of the town) authorizing the town of Arlington to establish senior citizen safety zones adjacent to certain facilities used by elderly persons in said town. [Local Approval Received.] [Municipalities and Regional Government].
H.592 HD913 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 592) of Sean Garballey and others promoting workplace safety for social workers. Public Health.
H.629 HD895 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 629) of Ellen Story and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
H.632 HD159 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 632) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation relative to the exposure of public safety officials to the AIDS virus or infectious hepatitis. Public Health.
S.665 SD107 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of Gale D. Candaras, Steven M. Walsh, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform and improve alimony [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
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.833 SD1725 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 833) of Richard T. Moore, James E. Timilty, Robert M. Koczera, Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. The Judiciary.
H.886 HD599 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 886) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to the removal and installation of 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.
H.912 HD508 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 912) of James J. Dwyer and Jay R. Kaufman (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the acceptance of certain streets as public ways in the city of Woburn. Transportation. [Local Approval Received.]
H.946 HD865 By Mr. Carl M. Sciortino of Medford, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00946) of Carl M. Sciortino and others that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to promulgate rules for the regulation of car-sharing organizations in the Commonwealth. Joint Committee on Transportation.
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.1029 HD1336 By Mr. David M. Torrisi of North Andover, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01029) of James Eldridge and others for legislation to further regulate the direct shipments of wine. Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.
S.1080 SD1461 By Ms. Chandler, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1080) of Dykema, Khan, DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a genetic bill of rights [Joint Committee on Public Health].
H.1088 HD1187 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1088) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the board of elementary and secondary education. Education.
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.
S.1286 SD44 By Mr. Donnelly, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1286) of Kenneth J. Donnelly and Jay Kaufman for legislation to clarify teacher eligibility for creditable service [Joint Committee on Public Service].
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.1340 HD1548 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1340) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to establish sentencing guidelines for convictions of criminal offenses in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
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.1517 HD1730 By Messrs. Sánchez of Boston and Rushing, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1517) of Jeffrey Sánchez, Byron Rushing and others for legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. Public Health.
H.1526 HD1843 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1526) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation establishing a hemophilia advisory committee. Public Health.
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.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.
S.1654 SD29 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1654) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sean Garballey, Katherine M. Clark, George T. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1775 HD1224 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1775) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to comprehensive siting reform for land based wind projects. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1832 HD1351 By Representative Torrisi of North Andover and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1832) of David M. Torrisi and others for an appropriation of a certain sum of money to provide for the establishment of an education loan repayment program for social workers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.1857 SD820 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1857) of Berry, Wolf, Wolf and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote equal choice a cost savings in health care [Joint Committee on Health Care Financing].
H.1897 HD2759 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1897) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.1912 SD1932 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Marc R. Pacheco and Jay Kaufman for legislation relative to the enrollment into the state retirement system of higher education employees in the optional retirement plan. Public Service.
S.1954 SD2021 (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to health reimbursement accounts for the insured employees of the town of Arlington
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.1985 HD2250 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1985) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to strengthen certain provisions of the campaign finance laws. Election Laws.
H.2109 HD2036 By Representatives Wolf of Cambridge and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2109) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions. Higher Education.
H.2173 HD2887 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2173) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to establishing criteria for the compassionate release of terminally ill inmates from correctional institutions. The Judiciary.
H.2233 HD2967 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2233) of Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation to allow for physican assisted suicide for qualified patients to end their lives. The Judiciary.
H.2293 HD2018 By Representatives Ehrlich of Marblehead and Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2293) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to employment agreements concerning engaging in activities directly or indirectly competitive with the employer. Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2430 HD2975 By Messrs. Conroy of Wayland and Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2430) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to the investment of other post employment benefits trust funds established by municipalities and certain other governmental unit. Public Service.
H.2733 HD3005 By Mr. Mark of Hancock, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2733) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to allow public employees to raise funds for their own candidacy. Election Laws.
H.3343 HD3675 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3343) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to authorize the city of Woburn to issue eight additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3384 HD2702 By Mr. Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3384) of Thomas P. Conroy and others relative to the disbursement of tobacco settlement funds. Ways and Means (Joint).
H.3647 HD3865 (by vote of the town) that the town of Arlington be authorized to place a ballot question before the voters relative to granting licenses for the sale of beer and wine to be drunk on the premises in theaters
H.3648 HD3866 (by vote of the town) that the town of Arlington be authorized to place a ballot question before the voters relative to granting two additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises
H.3651 HD3867 (by vote of the town) relative to the human resources department of the town of Arlington
H.3652 HD3869 (by vote of the town) relative to the submission of budget recommendations to the board of selectmen in the town of Arlington
H.3654 HD3868 (by vote of the town) that certain future employees of the town of Arlington be exempt from the provisions of civil service law
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.3892 HD4219 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3892) of James J. Dwyer and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Woburn be authorized to place a certain question regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages on the city's election ballot. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
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.

Personal Information

Profession: Strategic Planning Consultant / Educator

Education & Public Service

  • Brandeis University, B.A., M.A.
  • New York University, M.A.
  • Lexington Town Meeting Member 1989 - present
  • Massachusetts Bays Program Founder and CAC Chair
  • Mass. Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources
  • Mass. House 1995 - Present
Fifteenth Middlesex, Consisting of Lexington; Woburn: Wards 1, 7