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James T. Welch Senator

D West Springfield
James T. Welch

Addresses

State House
Room 416A
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1660
Email: James.Welch@masenate.gov
District Office
32-34 Hampden Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-737-7756
Fax: 413-306-5179
Bill Docket Bill Title
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.
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.104 SD1049 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 104) of John Hart, Jr., Michael R. Knapik, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the Senate for legislation to protect motor vehicle owners' and small businesses in repairing motor vehicles. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.409 SD389 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 409) of Harriette L. Chandler, Stephen M. Brewer, Bruce E. Tarr, John W. Scibak and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial services contracts for dental benefits corporations. Financial Services.
S.461 SD754 For legislation to further regulate insurance underwriting and motor vehicle liability ratings
H.532 HD830 By Mr. Kane of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 532) of Michael F. Kane and others for legislation to provide incentives for productive workers' compensation audits. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.
S.607 SD807 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 607) of Welch, Knapik, Humason and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to community housing and services [Joint Committee on 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].
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.
S.1206 SD742 By Mr. DiDomenico, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1206) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Frederick E. Berry, Sean Garballey, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the public health through workplace safety for social workers [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1211 SD1610 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1211) of Welch, Walz, Story and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a primary safety belt law [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
H.1225 HD1970 By Mr. Kane of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1225) of Michael F. Kane and James T. Welch relative to Medicaid and Accountable Care. Health Care Financing.
S.1338 SD14 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1338) of Flanagan, Puppolo, Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to correctional officers retirement savings [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1390 SD183 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1390) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1648 SD774 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1648) of Gale D. Candaras, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael R. Knapik, Stanley C. Rosenberg and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to certain utility rates. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.1824 SD1282 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1824) of John Hart, Jr., Michael O. Moore, John H. Rogers and James T. Welch relative to burial benefits of 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.1841 SD82 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1841) of Wolf, Welch, Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
S.1854 SD211 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1854) of Gale D. Candaras, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, Michael F. Kane, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to land taking regulations. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
S.2409 Senate, July 31, 2012 - Text of the Senate amendment (Senators Brownsberger, Candaras, Chandler, Clark, Ms. Creem, DiDomenico, Donoghue, Joyce, Montigny, Rosenberg, Tarr, Welch, and Wolf ) to the House bill relating to comprehensive protection from childhood sexual abuse (House, No. 4329)
H.3956 HD4286 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3956) of Joseph F. Wagner and James T. Welch (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to voting precincts in the city of Chicopee. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3978 HD3900 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc Lombardo and others for legislation to establish a penalty for failure to report a missing child. 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.

State Senator James Welch was sworn in January 2011 to represent Hampden District including Agawam, Chicopee, Springfield, and West Springfield. Senator Welch has lived in West Springfield his entire life; he graduated from West Springfield High School and continued his education at Springfield Technical Community College then transferred to Westfield State College to receive his B.S. in Business Management. In 2001 Senator Welch began his career in public service, by joining the staff of then Representative Stephen J. Buoniconti. In 2004, Senator Welch was elected to the West Springfield City Council representing District 4. In January of 2005 he was elected to represent the 6th Hampden District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Senator Welch and his wife Kara (Flynn) reside in West Springfield with their two sons Tommy (4) and Christopher (2).

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator, Realtor
Spouse: Kara (Flynn)
Children: 2

Education & Public Service

  • West Springfield High School
  • Westfield State College, B.S. Business Management
  • West Springfield City Council
  • Mass. House (2005-2010)
  • Mass. Senate (2011-present)
  • James T. Welch and family

  • Senator James T. Welch

  • Senator James T. Welch

  • Senator James T. Welch and family at St. Patrick's day

Hampden -- Consisting of the cities of Chicopee, ward 2, precincts A and B, ward 3, precincts A and B, ward 4, precincts A and B, and Springfield, ward 1, ward 2 precincts A to F, inclusive, and H, ward 3, ward 4, precincts A to E, inclusive, G and H, ward 5, precincts A to C, inclusive, and E, ward 6, precincts A and C, and E to G, inclusive, ward 8, precincts B to H, inclusive, and the town of West Springfield in the county of Hampden.

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