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Michael J. Rodrigues Senator

D Westport
Michael J. Rodrigues

Addresses

State House
Room 213B
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1114
Fax: 617-722-1498
Email: Michael.Rodrigues@masenate.gov
District Office
One Government Center
Fall River , MA 02722
Phone: 508-646-0650
Fax: 508-646-0656
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.
S.37 SD739 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 37) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Marc Lombardo, George Ross, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to educational stability for foster children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.149 SD1458 By Mr. Baddour, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 149) of Steven A. Baddour, Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the business climate of the Commonwealth. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.163 HD251 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 163) of John W. Scibak and others relative to requiring mandatory CPR training for all elementary and secondary school teachers in the Commonwealth. [COMMITTEE].
S.175 SD8 By Mr. Baddour, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 175) of Steven A. Baddour, Benjamin B. Downing, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael J. Rodrigues and others for legislation to require instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defribrillators for high school graduation. Education.
S.201 SD552 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 201) of Benjamin B. Downing, Sean Garballey, Michael J. Rodrigues, Elizabeth A. Poirier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to CPR certification for athletic coaches. Education.
S.218 SD1233 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 218) of Mark C. Montigny, Martha M. Walz, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to medical emergency response plans for schools. Education.
S.335 SD309 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 335) of Stephen M. Brewer, Steven Howitt, Daniel A. Wolf, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the care and wellbeing of livestock. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.409 SD389 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 409) of Harriette L. Chandler, Stephen M. Brewer, Bruce E. Tarr, John W. Scibak and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial services contracts for dental benefits corporations. Financial Services.
S.476 SD1437 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 476) of Steven A. Tolman, Benjamin B. Downing, Michael J. Rodrigues, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to auto body labor rates. Financial Services.
H.532 HD830 By Mr. Kane of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 532) of Michael F. Kane and others for legislation to provide incentives for productive workers' compensation audits. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.576 HD102 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 576) of Michael J. Rodrigues and William M. Straus (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Rochester to establish a water district or water supply system in said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.592 HD913 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 592) of Sean Garballey and others promoting workplace safety for social workers. Public Health.
S.655 SD228 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 655) of Spilka, deMacedo, Pignatelli and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to animals [Joint Committee on 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.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.895 SD313 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 895) of James E. Timilty, Michael J. Rodrigues, David B. Sullivan and Mark C. Montigny for legislation to create separate criminal offenses for assault committed with a firearm. The Judiciary.
S.899 SD1163 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 899) of James E. Timilty, Marc R. Pacheco, Michael J. Rodrigues, Mark C. Montigny and others for legislation relative to improving the bail review and rendition process. The Judiciary.
S.900 SD1631 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 900) of James E. Timilty, Mark C. Montigny and Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation relative to bail review. The Judiciary.
S.914 SD351 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 914) of Stephen M. Brewer, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Ellen Story, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect call/volunteer firefighters from dismissal. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.
S.941 SD21 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 941) of Michael O. Moore and Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation to protect on-call volunteers. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.942 SD403 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 942) of Michael O. Moore, Harriette L. Chandler, James B. Eldridge, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to fair share contribution appeals. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1006 SD366 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1006) of Stephen M. Brewer, Michael R. Knapik, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation to include fire districts. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1020 SD973 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1020) of Wolf, Torrisi, Sullivan and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1030 SD146 By Ms. Flanagan, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1030) of Golden, Fargo, Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow municipalities to invest in credit unions [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1083 SD1476 By Ms. Clark, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1083) of Katherine M. Clark, David M. Torrisi, Eugene L. O'Flaherty and Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation relative to premature infant hospital discharge and quality improvement [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1206 SD742 By Mr. DiDomenico, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1206) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Frederick E. Berry, Sean Garballey, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the public health through workplace safety for social workers [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
H.1412 HD1128 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1412) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to certain independent contractors under the labor laws. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1489 HD1073 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1489) of Jay R. Kaufman, Michael J. Rodrigues and Christine E. Canavan for legislation to require pain assessment and management in health care facilities. Public Health.
S.1523 SD1283 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1523) of Karen E. Spilka, Michael J. Rodrigues and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to strengthen tax administration and promote taxpayer fairness . Revenue.
H.1547 HD1080 By Mr. Atsalis of Barnstable and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1547) of Demetrius J. Atsalis and others for legislation relative to record keeping for condominiums. Housing.
H.1631 HD1428 By Mr. James J. O'Day of West Boylston, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01631) of David M. Nangle and others relative to the retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Social Services. Joint Committee on Public Service.
S.1725 SD294 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1725) of Stephen M. Brewer, Michael J. Rodrigues, Stephen Kulik, Benjamin B. Downing and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to permist for overweight vehicles. Transportation.
S.1778 SD899 By Mr. Pacheco, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1778) of Moore, Rodrigues, Eldridge and other members of the Senate for legislation concerning the safety of school children embarking and disembarking school buses [Joint Committee on Transportation].
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.1841 SD82 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1841) of Wolf, Welch, Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
S.1844 SD11 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1844) of Harrington, Dykema, Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to clear and conspicous price disclosure [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
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.1902 HD2633 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1902) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for legislation to establish the Massachusetts opportunity rebuilding and expansion infrastructure program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.1920 HD2602 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1920) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to requiring instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators for high school graduation. Education.
H.1926 HD2611 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1926) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to charter schools. Education.
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.
S.2012 SD2074 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. The Judiciary.
S.2016 SD2037 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2016) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Michael J. Rodrigues, Cynthia S. Creem, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to further regulate the continuing education requirements for certain real estate appraisers and trainees. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.2061 SD2109 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Richard T. Moore, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr, George N. Peterson, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance community safety. The Judiciary.
H.2348 HD2636 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2348) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.2349 HD2641 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2349) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to premature infant hospital discharge and quality improvement. 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.2643 HD2634 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2643) of Rodrigues and others that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles issue a distinctive registration plate for firefighters Joint Committee on Transportation.
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.2721 HD3019 By Mr. O'Flaherty of Chelsea, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2721) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty and others relative to the sale or lease of unused school building space to charter schools. Education.
H.2987 HD3510 By Representative Cabral of New Bedford and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2987) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Benjamin B. Downing and others for legislation to promote economic development and job growth in gateway cities designating residential tax abatement zones. Revenue.
H.3102 HD3504 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3102) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to assure fair and adequate municipal gap funding for municipalities . Ways and Means (Joint).
H.3261 HD1956 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3261) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to the research and treatment of Lyme Disease. 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.3643 HD3787 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David B. Sullivan, Michael J. Rodrigues and another (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Fall River be authorized to take control of a portion of Davol street in said city. Transportation. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3858 HD4133 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William M. Straus and others for legislation to prohibit commercial solicitation to mobile electronic devices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3914 HD4214 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William M. Straus and others for legislation to validate the proceedings of the Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School District relative to the authorization of debt by said district. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.4030 HD4341 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4030) of David B. Sullivan, Michael J. Rodrigues and Paul A. Schmid, III (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the chief of the fire department and the board of fire commissioners of the city of Fall River. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4034 HD4309 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to health care services. Health Care Financing.
H.4035 HD4308 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12 of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to access to certain institutions of higher education and vocational schools. Higher Education.
H.4036 HD4310 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to job growth. Revenue.
H.4037 HD4306 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to provide regulatory reform to promote job growth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.4038 HD4307 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to cost-effective energy policies and electricity cost reduction. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.4318 HD4431 By Messrs. Bradley of Hingham and deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to the Plymouth County Government. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.4410 HD4533 By Mr. Aguiar of Fall River, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kevin Aguiar and Michael J. Rodrigues for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Kathleen Rezendes, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance. Public Service.
H.4430 HD4512 By Mr. Aguiar of Fall River, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Kevin Aguiar and Michael J. Rodrigues (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to authorizing the city of Fall River to enter into certain contracts for the operation, maintenance and modification of the wastewater treatment plant, sewers, pump stations, collection system and appurtenances in said city. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4431 HD4513 By Representative Aguiar of Fall River and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4431) of Kevin Aguiar and Michael J. Rodrigues (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Fall River be authorized to enter into a contract or contracts for the acquisition, purchase, lease, sale, disposition or exchange of certain parcels of real property in regards to a water storage facility at Airport Road in said city. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4506 HD4510 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David B. Sullivan and Michael J. Rodrigues relative to designating a certain bridge in the City of Fall River in honor Army Specialist Scott A. Andrews. Transportation.
H.3742
By Request
HD3862 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Patrick Higgins and Michael J. Rodrigues relative to the regulation and licensing of locksmiths. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

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Education & Public Service

  • Southeastern Massachusetts University, B.S.
  • Westport Democratic Town Committee
  • Westport Finance Committee (1987-1994, Chairman 1992-1994)
  • Mass. House (1996-2010)
  • Mass. Senate (2011-present)
First Bristol and Plymouth -- Consisting of the city of Fall River and the towns of Freetown, Somerset, Swansea and Westport in the county of Bristol; and the towns of Lakeville and Rochester in the county of Plymouth.

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