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Linda Dorcena Forry Senator

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Linda Dorcena Forry

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State House
Room 419
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1150
Email: Linda.DorcenaForry@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.12 SD692 By Ms. Cynthia Creem, petition (accompanied by proposal for constitutional amendment, Senate, No. 00012) of Cynthia Creem, Marty Walz, James Eldridge and Linda Dorcena Forry for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions. Joint Committee on the Judiciary.
S.42 SD1602 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 42) of James B. Eldridge, Michael O. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Workers’ Pathways to Self Sufficiency. [Higher Education]
S.109 SD1261 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 109) of Brian A. Joyce, Linda Dorcena Forry and Walter F. Timilty (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Milton to grant a license for the sale of wines and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises of a certain restaurant. [Local approval received.] Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.134 SD737 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 134) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to form a commission on for-profit schools [Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure].
H.149 HD370 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 149) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to an alternate MCAS completion plan for students with certain disabilities. Education.
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.185 HD440 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 185) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to establishing multi-disciplinary teams with district attorneys to investigate elder abuse. Elder Affairs.
S.185 SD981 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 185) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Denise Provost, Elizabeth A. Malia, Karen E. Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent students from dropping out of school. Education.
S.186 SD1378 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 186) of Katherine M. Clark, Stephen L. DiNatale, John V. Fernandes, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to charter schools. Education.
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.190 SD1869 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 190) of Katherine M. Clark, Denise Andrews, Cory Atkins, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation realtive to healthy youth. Education.
S.193 SD380 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 193) of Cynthia S. Creem, David B. Sullivan, Denise Provost and Linda Dorcena Forry for legislation to maintain short term objectives for students with disabilities. Education.
S.204 SD1614 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 204) of Moore, Eldridge, Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial literacy in schools [Joint Committee on Education].
S.270 SD1360 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 270) of Harriette L. Chandler, Linda Dorcena Forry, Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger and others for legislation to improve the senior care options program. Elder Affairs.
S.296 SD1730 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 296) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Cory Atkins, Sal N. DiDomenico, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish permanent voter registration for registered voters who move within the Commonwealth. Election Laws.
S.298 SD1496 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 298) of Katherine M. Clark, Brian M. Ashe, Cory Atkins, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish online voter registration. Election Laws.
S.302 SD39 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 302) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Thomas M. Stanley, Cynthia S. Creem and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to pre-registration of voters. Election Laws.
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.
S.305 SD1531 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 305) of James B. Eldridge, Cory Atkins, Kay Khan, Tom Sannicandro and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to accountability for corporate political spending. Election Laws.
S.308 SD1825 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 308) of James B. Eldridge, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Kay Khan, Paul W. Mark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to fair election in Massachusetts. Election Laws.
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.
S.343 SD725 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 343) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Byron Rushing, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote healthy communities and the environment. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.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.375 HD891 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 375) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to public housing innovation program. Housing.
H.386 HD921 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 386) of Ellen Story, Cynthia Creem and others relative to housing rights for victims of domestic violence. Housing.
S.401 SD122 By Mr. Baddour, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 401) of Steven A. Baddour, Linda Dorcena Forry, James B. Eldridge, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect consumers from unsolicited loans. Financial Services.
H.468 HD679 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 468) of Ronald Mariano and others relative to the penalties for certain violations of the workers' compensation insurance law. The Judiciary.
H.491 HD561 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 491) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the enforcement of certain civil rights laws. The Judiciary.
H.493 HD835 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 493) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to occupants remaining in residences after the sale of foreclosed properties. 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.503 HD374 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 503) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages. 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.
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.
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.554 HD622 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 554) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the treatment of emotionally disturbed prisoners. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.582 SD694 By Ms. Chandler, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 582) of Harriette Chandler, Sal DiDomenico, Patricia Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public housing innovation program [Joint Committee on Housing].
S.586 SD730 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 586) of Cynthia S. Creem, Ruth B. Balser, Carlos Henriquez, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to housing rights for victims of domestic violence. 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.673 SD1499 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 673) of Harriette L. Chandler, Sal N. DiDomenico, James B. Eldridge, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish mandatory foreclosure mediation with judicial review. The Judiciary.
S.684 SD1586 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 684) of Katherine M. Clark, Geraldo Alicea, Harriette L. Chandler, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and other members of the General Court for legislation to enable judicial clarification of ownership in evictions. The Judiciary.
H.742 HD261 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 742) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to extending the terms and conditions of certain public employee collective bargaining agreements by mutual consent of both parties. Public Service.
S.757 SD1819 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 757) of Cynthia S. Creem, Elizabeth A. Malia, James B. Eldridge, Kay Khan and others for legislation relative to school zones. 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.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.767 SD1149 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 767) of James B. Eldridge, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, Jennifer E. Benson, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent unnecessary vacancies in foreclosed homes. The Judiciary.
S.768 SD1170 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 768) of James B. Eldridge, Linda Dorcena Forry, Susan C. Fargo, George T. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate debt collection activity. 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.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.907 SD1415 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 907) of Steven A. Tolman, Linda Dorcena Forry, Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce opioid overdoes deaths. The Judiciary.
S.923 SD1193 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 923) of Forry and Eldridge for legislation to clarify the meal break law to allow for private enforcement [Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development].
H.976 HD1645 By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 976) of Paul J. Donato and others relative to financial assistance provided to foster children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.1010 SD1269 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1010) of Forry, Andrews, Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent discriminatory land use and permitting decisions. [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
H.1053 HD1449 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1053) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to requiring mandatory physical education for all students in grades K-12. 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.1066 HD1258 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1066) of Tom Sannicandro and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the impact of proprietary schools receiving certain public investments. Education.
H.1080 HD1120 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1080) of Martha Walz and others for legislation to provide for the implementation of personal financial literacy curriculum in schools. Education.
S.1092 SD978 By Ms. Fargo, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1092) of Forry, Swan, Story and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish community based grant programs to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Public Health].
H.1094 HD1923 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1094) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the academic success of foster children. Education.
H.1099 HD1796 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1099) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to Department of Elder Affairs prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Elder Affairs.
S.1108 SD1660 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1108) of Wolf, Timilty, Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase routine screening for HIV [Joint Committee on Public Health].
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.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.
S.1155 SD1860 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1155) of Tarr, Spilka, Puppolo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public health volunteer responders [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1195 SD1870 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1195) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Linda Dorcena Forry, Cory Atkins, Russell E. Holmes and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the prevention of illegal trafficking and gun violence among youth in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1219 HD1447 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1219) of Steven M. Walsh and others relative to preventing unlawful and unnecessary foreclosures. Financial Services.
H.1246 HD1410 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1246) of Steven M. Walsh and Linda Dorcena Forry establishing a tuition-free program within the Board of Higher Education for teachers and paraprofessionals. Higher Education.
H.1284 HD1643 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1284) of William N. Brownsberger and others relative to the witholding of rent. The Judiciary.
H.1296 HD1431 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1296) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to funeral visitation for inmates. The Judiciary.
H.1298 HD1502 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1298) of Gloria L. Fox and others for legislation to permit purging of juveniles delinquency 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.1370 HD1228 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1370) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to establish a pilot program to discourage drinking by individuals under the legal drinking age and to provide a non-criminal disposition process for first offenders, including alcohol education. The Judiciary.
H.1374 HD1092 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1374) of Benjamin Swan and others relative to requiring the video or digital recording of statements made by all parties participating in the booking process of persons arrested by state police officers. The Judiciary.
H.1379 HD1292 By Mr. Vallee of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1379) of James E. Vallee and others relative to economic crimes involving monetary instruments or other property known to be derived from criminal activity . 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.1404 SD654 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1404) of Steven A. Tolman, Linda Dorcena Forry, Ellen Story, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to clarify terms of collective bargaining agreements. Public Service.
H.1409 HD1047 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1409) of Martin J. Walsh and others clarifying parental rights to unpaid family leave. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1427 SD831 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1427) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Linda Dorcena Forry, Denise Andrews, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the community development partnership program. Revenue.
H.1435 HD1009 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1435) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to allowing the diversion of low-level offenders under court supervision from the drug treatment program of the Commonwealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1454 HD1901 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1454) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others facilitating mediation of mortgage foreclosures of owner occupied residential real property in the city of Boston. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.1479 HD1403 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1479) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to establishing the folic acid awareness programs for young girls and women. Public Health.
H.1481 HD1496 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1481) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to the establishment of a lupus erythematosus registry. Public Health.
H.1497 HD1189 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1497) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to regulate the license, transfer, use, or sale of prescriber-identifiable data only for commercial purposes by pharmacies. Public Health.
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.1518 HD1745 By Messrs. Sánchez of Boston and Rushing, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1518) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to establish community based grant programs to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. Public Health.
S.1568 SD1480 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1568) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Antonio F. D. Cabral, James B. Eldridge, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation to create equitable job access. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1653 SD99 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1653) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Marc R. Pacheco, James B. Eldridge, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to affordable housing energy efficiency. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1693 HD1106 By Representative Holmes of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1693) of Russell E. Holmes, Linda Dorcena Forry and Steven L. Levy relative to the room occupancy excise tax for hotel rooms booked online. Revenue.
H.1774 HD1692 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1774) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to energy efficiency programs and green jobs. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1780 HD1748 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1780) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to authorize the acquisition of land for the development and construction of an underground railroad, and a civil rights and black heritage museum in the city of Springfield. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
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.1839 SD1600 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1839) of James B. Eldridge, Linda Dorcena Forry, Peter V. Kocot, Susan C. Fargo and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote asset development in transitional assistance programs [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
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].
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.1862 HD2361 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1862) of James J. O'Day and others relative to housing and support services for unaccompanied homeless youth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.1863 SD934 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1863) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Andrews, William N. Brownsberger, Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation to clarify parental rights for unpaid leave. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1880 HD2041 By Mr. Henriquez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1880) of Carlos Tony Henriquez and others for legislation to limit fees charged by cashers of checks, drafts or money orders. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.1962 HD2236 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1962) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to ensure behavioral health and safety in the public schools. Education.
H.1964 HD2287 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1964) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to reduce the dropout rate of students in the public schools. Education.
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.
S.2052 SD2092 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2052) of Brian A. Joyce and Linda Dorcena Forry (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Milton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premise of a certain restaurant. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
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.2118 HD2046 By Mr. Henriquez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2118) of Carlos Henriquez and others for legislation to establish procedures and guidelines for the prevention of homelessness. Housing.
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.
S.2198 SD2186 By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2198) of Richard T. Moore, Benjamin B. Downing, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote American manufacturing. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2220 HD2701 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2220) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to eligibility for parole for persons trafficking in methamphetamines. The Judiciary.
H.2240 HD2051 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2240) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to authorize judicial clarification of ownership in eviction proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.2256 HD2783 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2256) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to prohibiting the prosecution of persons seeking medical assistance for the costs of drug-related overdoses. 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.2267 HD2371 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2267) of Benjamin Swan and others relative to further regulating the school zone law for drug offenses. The Judiciary.
H.2277 HD2838 By Representatives Walsh of Boston and Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2277) of Martin J. Walsh, Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the protection of children under the age of 18 who have been subject to sexual exploitation. The Judiciary.
H.2375 HD2879 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2375) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation to establish a child health policy council within, but not subject to control of, the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Public Health.
H.2383 HD2063 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2383) of David B. Sullivan and others relative to coupons of manufacturers submitted to health care insurers. Public Health.
H.2409 HD2552 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2409) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to establish and mandate safety standards for the installation of television dishes. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2681 HD3207 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2681) of Denise Provost and others relative to services for homeless individuals and families receiving assistance under the program of emergency aid to elders, disabled and children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.2712 HD3154 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2712) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others for the establishment of a youth solutions commission (inclucing members of the General Court) to review youth employment, education pathways and efforts to reduce violence and dropout rates in an integrated, coordinated and cost-effective manner. Education.
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.2853 HD3142 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2853) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops. The Judiciary.
H.2870 HD3166 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2870) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to investment in a transitional employment program for hard to employ adults. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2875 HD1382 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2875) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to further regulate the method of calculating the period of time for employees in filing certain complaints with the Attorney General under the labor relations laws of the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2906 HD3178 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2906) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to increase routine screening for the HIV virus. Public Health.
H.2995 HD3172 By Representative Holmes of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2995) of Russell E. Holmes and others relative to foreclosed property purchased or taken for non-payment of taxes. Revenue.
H.3366 HD3173 By Mr. Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3366) of Russell E. Holmes, Linda Dorcena Forry and Steven L. Levy for legislation to provide clear expiration date and method of proper disposal methods of medication. Public Health.
H.3554 HD2321 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3554) of Bruce Tarr and others relative to the taxation of persons primarily engaged in agriculture, farming or commercial fishing. Revenue.
H.3846 HD4160 By Messrs. Henriquez of Boston and Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3846) of Carlos Henriquez, Edward F. Coppinger and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to increase the compulsory age of school attendance in the city of Boston to eighteen years of age. Education. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3904 HD4021 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ronald Mariano and others relative to promoting equity and efficiency in health care rates. Health Care Financing.
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.3993 HD4285 By Representatives Kaufman of Lexington and Reinstein of Revere, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jay R. Kaufman, Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others for legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue reflective decals indicating that the driver of a vehicle may be the holder of a junior operator’s license. Transportation.
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.
H.4078 HD4252 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation to designate the second week of May as Williams Syndrome awareness week. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.4445 HD4505 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4445) of Walter F. Timilty, Linda Dorcena Forry and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Milton be authorized to borrow money for payments of certain medical expenses. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Linda Dorcena Forry grew up in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner neighborhood, where her parents settled after emigrating to the United States from Haiti in the mid 1960s. Upon her election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2005, Forry became the second Haitian American to hold public office in Massachusetts.

Senator Forry has dedicated her professional life to a career in public service, working in various capacities in state and city government for over 15 years. Forry has also served on a number of local boards and organizations, including the Ward 13 and Ward 17 Democratic committees.

Forry represented the Commonwealth’s 12th Suffolk district since 2005, a diverse and vibrant cross-section that includes parts of the town of Milton and the city of Boston, including Dorchester, Hyde Park and Mattapan. She was recently elected Senator for the Commonwealth’s 1st Suffolk district which includes Dorchester, Mattapan, South Boston and Hyde Park.

Forry is married to Bill Forry and they are the proud parents of four beautiful children, two sons and two daughters. The Forrys live in the Lower Mills neighborhood of Dorchester.

Personal Information

Profession: State Senator
Spouse: Bill Forry
Children: 4
Religion: Catholic

Career Highlights

  • State Senator, Elected May 2013
  • State Representative, 2005-2013
  • Executive Assistant, City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development
  • Legislative Aide, Former State Representative Charlotte Golar Richie

Education & Public Service

  • Monsignor Ryan Memorial H.S. (Dorchester)
  • Boston College, B.A., Carroll School of Management
  • Suffolk University, (candidate for M.P.A.)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester Board; Milton Library Foundation Board
  • Friends for Children Board, College Bound Dorchester Board, Beth; Boston Foundation Haiti Relief and Reconstruction Fund Advisory Council
  • Member of the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NAEHON); Truman National Security Project fellow; Member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)
  • Mass. House (2005-2013); Mass. Senate (2013-Present)
First Suffolk - Consisting of the city of Boston, ward 1, precinct 15, ward 6, ward 7, ward 13, precincts 3, and 5 to 10, inclusive, ward 14, precincts 2, 4, 5 and 12 to 14, inclusive, ward 15, ward 16, ward 17, ward 18, precincts 1 to 6, inclusive, 13, 15 and 21, all in the county of Suffolk.

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