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Jonathan Hecht

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State House
Room 22
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2140
Fax: 617-626-0199
Email: Jonathan.Hecht@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD2268 By Ms. Creem, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Cynthia S. Creem, Susan C. Fargo, William N. Brownsberger, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management to lease a certain property in the town of Weston. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.19 SD1485 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by proposal for constitutional amendment, Senate, No. 19) of James B. Eldridge, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Sonia Chang-Diaz, Jonathan Hecht and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to creating a progressive income tax. Revenue.
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.
H.83 HD936 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 83) of Ellen Story and others relative to continuity of care for children and their eligible parents. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.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.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.
S.183 SD1635 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 183) of Harriette L. Chandler, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation to design civics as a high school graduation requirement. Education.
H.196 HD559 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 196) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to ensuring secure voting equipment. Election Laws.
S.216 SD1515 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 216) of Thomas M. McGee, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve quality physical education. Education.
H.219 HD852 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 219) of William N. Brownsberger and others relative to greenhouse gas emission limits. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.222 SD1659 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 222) of Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Timilty, James Arciero and other members of the General Court for legislation to revive and continue the Special Commission on Civic Engagement and Learning. Education.
H.226 HD973 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 226) of Sean Garballey and others prohibiting additional incineration of solid waste materials. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.236 HD546 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 236) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.251 HD229 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 251) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to further regulate the sale and disposal of mercury added thermostats. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.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.
H.326 HD866 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 326) of Carl M. Sciortino and others relative to providing for pay by the mile motor vehicle insurance. Financial Services.
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.338 HD109 By Representative Lewis of Winchester and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 338) of Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund. Health Care Financing.
H.345 HD196 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 345) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to establish a division of health insurance under the supervision and control of the commissioner of health insurance. Health Care Financing.
S.346 SD4 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 346) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Thomas M. Stanley, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit the additional incineration of solid waste. 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.
H.348 HD978 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 348) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to establishing a childhood vaccine program and immunization registry. Health Care Financing.
H.368 HD882 By Mr. Kevin G. Honan of Boston, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00368) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to community housing and services. Joint Committee on Housing.
H.369 HD884 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 369) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to promoting energy efficiency in affordable housing. Housing.
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.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.
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.510 SD827 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 510) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Bruce J. Ayers, John W. Scibak, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to regard MassHealth applications. Health Care Financing.
S.511 SD1429 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 511) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Alice K. Wolf, Brian M. Ashe, Michael D. Brady and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage preventive care. 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.
S.540 SD1784 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 540) of Richard T. Moore, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care. Health Care Financing.
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.591 HD499 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 591) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to restrict the sale of tobacco products at locations where health professionals are employed. Public Health.
H.623 HD748 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 623) of Cory Atkins and others for legislation to establish in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a Massachusetts Alzheimer’s project. Public Health.
H.624 HD239 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 624) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. Public Health.
H.625 HD371 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 625) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to regulate the medical use of marijuana by patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health. 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.
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.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.758 SD1839 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 758) of Cynthia S. Creem, Elizabeth A. Malia, Thomas M. McGee, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to drug mandatory minimum sentences. 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.772 SD1488 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 772) of James B. Eldridge, Daniel A. Wolf, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court memoralizing the Congress of the United States to restore free speech. The Judiciary.
H.870 HD521 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 870) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to restrict callers from using certain automatic dialing devices for sending information to subscribers of telephone services. 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.907 HD206 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 907) of William N. Brownsberger and others relative to reducing permitted idling times for certain motor vehicles. Transportation.
H.958 HD981 By Ms. Alice K. Wolf of Cambridge, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00958) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to increasing motor vehicle fines by municipalities. Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.984 HD1013 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 984) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to promote responsibility, cost effectiveness and meaningful lives for individuals with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.985 HD1299 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 985) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to provide adult transitional support services for persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.
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].
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.1064 HD1306 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1064) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to provide for the subject of genocide to be included in the curriculum of the public schools of the Commonwealth. Education.
H.1106 HD1038 By Representatives Ms. Fox of Boston and Ms. Benson, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1106) of Gloria L. Fox and others for legislation to establish election day voter registration. Election Laws.
H.1120 HD1583 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1120) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to address changes for registered voters in the central registry of voters by the Secretary of State. Election Laws.
H.1125 HD1625 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1125) of William N. Brownsberger and Jonathan Hecht that executive and quasi-public agencies adhere to "sustainable development principles," so-called. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.1128 SD1396 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1128) of Stanley, Hecht, McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to other tobacco products [Joint Committee on 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.1157 HD1845 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1157) of [PETITIONERS LIST] relative to environmental and health impact reports. Public Health.
H.1163 HD1019 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1163) of Ellen Story and others that manufacturers of mercury-added lamps implement a recycling program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1172 HD1564 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1172) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of certain insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.1173 HD1567 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1173) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.1199 HD1030 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1199) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products. Financial Services.
S.1205 SD1809 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1205) of Khan, Hecht and Creem for legislation to establish a Public Safety Oversight Commission [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
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.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.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.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.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.
S.1401 SD475 By Mr. Tolman, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1401) of Hecht and Tolman for legislation to promote equity in pension benefits [Joint Committee on Public Service].
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.1418 HD1651 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 1418) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to mental health services. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1430 HD1297 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1430) of Denise Provost and others relative to the rights of persons receiving services from program or facilities of the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1442 SD66 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1442) of James B. Eldridge, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Carolyn C. Dykema, Ellen Story and other members of the General Court for legislation to tax telephone and telegraph corporation machinery. Revenue.
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.
H.1466 HD1542 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1466) of William N. Brownsberger and others relative to the regulation of air quality in schools and public buildings. Public Health.
H.1498 HD1809 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1498) of Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation establishing a fund to be known as the prevention and cost control trust fund. Public Health.
H.1525 HD1840 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1525) of Jeffrey Sánchez, William N. Brownsberger and Jonathan Hecht relative to nutrition in government buildings. Public Health.
H.1546 HD1133 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1546) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the removal or transportaton of trash. Public Health.
H.1557 HD1016 By Mr. Honan of Boston and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1557) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to further regulating the Architectural Access Board of the Department of Public Safety to promote accessible housing for people with disabilities. Housing.
S.1638 SD1386 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1638) of Steven A. Tolman and Jonathan Hecht for legislation to require a comparable site for individuals using the fernald pool. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1664 SD1509 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1664) of James B. Eldridge, Susan C. Fargo, Peter V. Kocot, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve neighborhood solar and net-metering in the commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1665 SD1656 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1665) of James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Susan C. Fargo, Peter V. Kocot and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote zero net-energy buildings in the Commonwealth. 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.
H.1732 HD1154 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1732) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the taxation of contributions to retirement accounts. Revenue.
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.
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.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.1786 HD1853 By Mr. Stephen R. Canessa of New Bedford, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01786) of Carl M. Sciortino and others for an investigation by the Executive Office of Transportation and the Turnpike Authority of the establishment of a fully-automated toll collection system . Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.1808 HD1286 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1808) of Denise Provost and others relative to motor vehicle speed limits within urban districts. Transportation.
H.1818 HD1127 By Ms. Marty Walz of Boston, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01818) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to transportation services to historic areas. Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.1853 HD1378 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1853) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to establish an early reading council for the development of literacy of students in the third grades of the public schools in the Commonwealth. Education.
H.1857 HD2066 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 1857) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the impact of undocumented aliens residing in the commonwealth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.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.
H.1968 HD2097 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1968) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to provide for the establishment of senior citizen safety zones in cities and towns. Elder Affairs.
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.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.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.1991 HD2081 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1991) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to the use of coal ash as a solid waste. 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.
H.2017 HD2979 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2017) of Peter V. Kocot and others for the establishment of product stewardship programs to provide free of charge recycling when products are sold or discarded. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2024 HD2254 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2024) of Walsh and others for legislation to create a special task force to study interim and longer-term actions necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2048 HD2060 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2048) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to provide health insurance coverage for tobacco use cessation treatment. Financial Services.
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.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.2130 HD2824 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2130) of Forry and others to expand housing opportunities for persons displaced by public action or natural disaster and persons who are homeless or facing imminent homelessness Joint Committee on Housing.
H.2164 HD2579 By Mr. Fallon of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2164) of Christopher G. Fallon and others relative to the proximity of storage facilities utilized in possession of land or tenement cases. 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.2266 HD2272 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2266) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offenses. The Judiciary.
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.2474 HD2823 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2474) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to public employee retiree health benefits. Public Service.
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.2612 HD2056 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2612) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to phase out coal burning electric generating facilities. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2613 HD2076 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2613) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others that energy generating facilities constructed or commencing operation on and after January first, two thousand twelve shall not utilize or gasify coal. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2614 HD2721 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2614) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to electric generating facilities located in the commonwealth that uses coal as fuel and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2625 HD2277 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2625) of Tom Sannicandro, Ruth B. Balser and Jonathan Hecht for legislation to phase out coal burning in the production of electricity. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2651 HD2816 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2651) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to require motor vehicle operators to use hands-free mobile telephones and devices. Transportation.
H.2660 HD2840 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2660) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation to promote the building of more modern transportation systems. Transportation.
H.2713 HD3180 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2713) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to establishing a middle-skills council and the creation of regional skills academies in the Commonwealth. Education.
H.2930 HD1392 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2930) of William N. Brownsberger and Jonathan Hecht for legislation to establish a consolidated public employees retirement board within the Department of the State Treasurer. Public Service.
H.2962 HD3284 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2962) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to pension reform. Public Service.
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.3287 HD2014 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3287) of William N. Brownsberger and others for legislation to prohibit human trafficking and assist victims. The Judiciary.
H.3367 HD2064 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3367) of Jason M. Lewis, Patricia D. Jehlen and Jonathan Hecht for legislation to reduce health care costs by promoting additional education on cost effectiveness to providers. Public Health.
H.3519 HD1593 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3519) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to insurance coverage for acupuncture. Financial Services.
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.3852 HD4172 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3852) of Alice K. Wolf and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Cambridge to impose and increase fines for certain traffic related violations in said city. Transportation. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3982 HD4065 By Representative Walsh of Boston and Senator DiDomenico, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Martin J. Walsh, Sal N. DiDomenico and others for legislation to prohibit the Commonwealth from contracting with companies that do not comply with federal regulations for the certification of minerals originating in the Congo. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.

Jon was elected State Representative for the 29th Middlesex District in November 2008. He serves as Vice Chair of the Elder Affairs Committee and is also a member of the House Committee on Post Audit and Oversight and the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. He is also a member of the Mental Health caucus, MBTA caucus, and Urban Parks caucus. Born in Cambridge, Jon grew up in Belmont where he attended the public schools. He received his A.B. in History from Stanford University, M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts, and J.D. from Harvard Law School. After practicing law in New York City, Jon worked from 1990-94 as Program Officer for Human Rights and Governance in the Beijing office of the Ford Foundation. From 1994-98, he was Research Fellow and Lecturer in Law in the East Asian Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School. In 1999, he co-founded the China Law Center at Yale Law School and served as its Deputy Director until 2006. In 2005, Jon was elected to the Watertown Town Council, where he chaired committees on budget and fiscal oversight, economic development, and rules and ordinances. He was previously president of the Watertown Community Foundation and a board member of the Arsenal Center for the Arts. Jon has also been active in Watertown youth soccer and the American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life. Jon is married to Lora Sabin, a public health economist at Boston University School of Public Health. They have made their home in Watertown for 16 years and have four children attending or graduated from the Watertown public schools.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator/Attorney
Spouse: Lora Sabin
Children: 4

Education & Public Service

  • Stanford University, B.A.
  • Tufts University, M.A.L.D.
  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Watertown Town Council
  • Watertown Democratic Town Committee; Massachusetts Municipal Association Board of Directors
  • Local Government Advisory Commission
Twenty-ninth Middlesex, Consisting of Cambridge: Ward 9, Ward 10: Precinct 3, Ward 11: Precinct 2; Watertown: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

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