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Louis L. Kafka Representative

D Stoughton
Louis L. Kafka

Addresses

State House
Room 185
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2960
Fax: 617-722-2713
Email: Louis.Kafka@MAHOUSE.GOV
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD4613 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to firearms license renewal. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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.
S.93 SD1482 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 93) of Cynthia S. Creem, Elizabeth A. Poirier and Louis L. Kafka for legislation relative to the registration of interior designers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.180 SD350 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 180) of Stephen M. Brewer, Bruce E. Tarr, Garrett J. Bradley, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to out of state price authorization for chapter 766 students. 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.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.
H.321 HD175 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 321) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
H.332 HD258 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 332) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to the definition of licensed mental health professional under the insurance laws. Financial Services.
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.381 HD271 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 381) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing. Housing.
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.
S.461 SD754 For legislation to further regulate insurance underwriting and motor vehicle liability ratings
H.462 HD861 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 462) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to providing special education schools with criminal offender record information. The Judiciary.
H.469 HD689 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 469) of Ronald Mariano and others for legislation to provide for comprehensive protection from childhood sexual abuse. 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.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.565 HD566 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 565) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to include fire and water districts in certain laws pertaining to cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
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.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.640 SD1106 By Mr. Berry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 640) of Frederick E. Berry, Steven A. Tolman, Stephen M. Brewer, Steven A. Baddour and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect and enhance the rights of child and adult victims and witnesses of crime. The Judiciary.
S.665 SD107 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of Gale D. Candaras, Steven M. Walsh, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform and improve alimony [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
S.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.
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.802 SD1567 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 802) of Brian A. Joyce and Louis L. Kafka for legislation relative to the drug Salvinorin. The Judiciary.
S.820 SD31 By Mr. Montigny, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 820) of Mark C. Montigny, Louis L. Kafka, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to anti-human trafficking and protection [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
S.897 SD556 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 897) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, James B. Eldridge, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect off duty firefighters and emergency medical technicians. The Judiciary.
S.921 SD1547 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 921) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sean Garballey, Ellen Story, Karen E. Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a middle-skills council and the creation of regional skills academies in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.983 HD1919 By Messrs. O'Day of West Boylston and Sannicandro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 983) of James J. O'Day, Tom Sannicandro and others relative to eligibility and appropriations for programs for persons with disabilities, including the "Turning 22" program, so-called. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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].
S.1062 SD129 By Mr. Timilty, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1062) of James Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Bruce J. Ayers and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize the Norfolk County Commissioners to borrow money for the renovation of buildings at Norfolk County Agricultural High School in the town of Walpole [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
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.
H.1104 HD1846 By Mr. Canessa of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1104) of Stephen R. Canessa and others relative to voter identification at polling places. Election Laws.
H.1124 HD1568 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1124) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to protect from net loss public lands or easements taken or acquired for natural resource. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.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.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.1244 HD1178 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1244) of David B. Sullivan and others for legislation to maintain faculty and college excellence in the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
S.1255 SD1063 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1255) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, Louis L. Kafka and Susan C. Fargo for legislation relative to the issuance of uniform sheriff's identification cards. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1294 HD1635 By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1294) of Paul J. Donato and others relative to court proceedings and services provided to certain children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.1391 SD348 By Mr. Timilty, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1391) of Sullivan, Kafka, DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to correctional officers’ retirement parity [Joint Committee on Public Service].
H.1393 HD1899 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1393) of Linda Dorcena Forry, John A. Hart and others for legislation to establish a "right to know" policy for certain temporary employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1469 HD1641 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1469) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to the establishment of a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Public Health.
H.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.1504 HD1640 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1504) of Aaron Michlewitz and others relative to the provision or payment of meals consumed by certain health care practitioners in restaurants. Public Health.
H.1506 HD1294 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1506) of James J. O'Day and others relative to prohibiting mandatory overtime for certain health care workers. Public Health.
H.1543 HD1408 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1543) of Steven M. Walsh and others relative to colorectal cancer screenings. Public Health.
S.1634 SD1159 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1634) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, Cynthia S. Creem, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation to recognize the profession of interior dDesigners to bid on state contracts. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1671 HD1550 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1671) of Steven M. Walsh and others for legislation to authorize early childcare providers to participate in collective bargaining with the department of early education and care. Public Service.
S.1718 SD300 By Mr. Baddour, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1718) of Steven A. Baddour, Marc R. Pacheco, Patricia D. Jehlen, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to identification cards. Transportation.
S.1835 SD528 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1835) of James E. Timilty, Thomas P. Kennedy, Marc R. Pacheco, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to exempting active military personnel from certain licensing renewal requirements. 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].
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.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.1901 HD2760 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1901) of Linda Dean Campbell and others for legislation to establish a board of registration of behavior analysts within the Division of Professional Licensure. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.2051 HD2075 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2051) of Robert F. Fennell and others that health insurance providers be required to include coverage for diagnostic screening for prostate cancer. Financial Services.
H.2086 HD2996 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2086) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers. Health Care Financing.
S.2124 SD2160 By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12 and Senate Rule 20) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2124) of Richard T. Moore, Kenneth J. Donnelly, John Hart, Jr., Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to reduction of property tax liability for veterans. Revenue.
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.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.2310 HD2872 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2310) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing and harassment without regard to protected class status. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2843 HD3055 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2843) of James M. Murphy and others relative to assault, assault and battery, destruction of property and refusal to obey a lawful order within a correctional facility. The Judiciary.
H.2922 HD3312 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2922) of Joseph F. Wagner and others relative to merging the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police department into the department of state police. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3003 HD3203 By Representative Moran of Boston and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3003) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to establish tax transparency and strengthen the reporting requirements of public charities and to establish reporting requirements for the trustees and directors of public charities. Revenue.
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.3301 HD3123 By Mr. Pedone of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3301) of Vincent A. Pedone and others relative to tax credits for the design and development of video game and interactive digital media products. Revenue.
H.3370 HD2818 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3370) of John W. Scibak and others relative to expanding the functions of the State Office for Pharmacy Services. Public Health.
H.3425 HD1924 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3425) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to the Massachusetts Military Family Relief Fund. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3587 HD3681 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century. The Judiciary.
H.3661 HD3847 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3661) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation to continue the provision of supplemental health insurance to municipal employees. Public Service.
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.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Sharon High School
  • University of Miami
  • New England School of Law
  • Democratic Town Committee
  • Sharon Recreation Committee
  • Mass. House (1991-Present)
Eighth Norfolk, Consisting of Sharon; Stoughton: Precincts 2, 3, 4, 6; Walpole: Precincts 3, 4; Mansfield: Precinct 4 (Bristol Co.).

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