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Marc R. Pacheco Senator

D Taunton
Marc R. Pacheco

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State House
Room 312B
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1551
Fax: 617-722-1074
Email: Marc.Pacheco@masenate.gov
District Office
8 Trescott St., Suite 1
Taunton, MA 02780
Phone: (508) 822-3000
Fax: (508) 880-6084
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD4343 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell, Russell E. Holmes and others for legislation to further regulate the use of electronic benefit transfer cards and establish penalties for certain prohibited transactions. The Judiciary.
S.28 SD202 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 28) of Gale D. Candaras, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Cory Atkins, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve quality in early education and care by family child care providers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.153 SD1804 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 153) of Wolf, Timilty, Story and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote efficiency and transparency in economic development [Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies].
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.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.352 SD525 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 352) of Wolf, Story, Harrington and other members of the General Court for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.397 SD1411 By Mr. Tolman, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 397) of Naughton, Ashe, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation for a healthy Massachusetts: safer alternatives to toxic chemicals [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.461 SD754 For legislation to further regulate insurance underwriting and motor vehicle liability ratings
S.530 SD1647 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 530) of Richard T. Moore, Robert M. Koczera, James J. Dwyer, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the confidentiality of patient prescription records. Health Care Financing.
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].
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.
S.630 SD37 By Mr. Baddour, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 630) of Steven A. Baddour, Gale D. Candaras, Bruce E. Tarr, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the penalites for corporate manslaughter. The Judiciary.
S.671 SD748 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 671) of Harriette L. Chandler, Cynthia S. Creem, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public health. The Judiciary.
S.782 SD1713 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 782) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Todd M. Smola, Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the criminal firearms and trafficking division of the state police. 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.868 SD1293 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 868) of Karen E. Spilka, Sal N. DiDomenico, Stephen R. Canessa, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent unlawful and unnecessary foreclosures. Financial Services.
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.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.924 SD1205 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 924) of James B. Eldridge, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish uniform wage compliance and recordkeeping. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1008 SD893 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1008) of Harriette L. Chandler and Marc R. Pacheco for legislation relative to land use. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1018 SD520 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1018) of James B. Eldridge, Carolyn C. Dykema, Marc R. Pacheco and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation to enforce municipal ordinances and bylaws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
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.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].
H.1039 HD1707 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1039) of Robert M. Koczera and Marc R. Pacheco relative to authorizing the legalization of casinos and establishing a casino gaming commission. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.1152 SD1777 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1152) of Pacheco, Jones, Eldridge and other members of the General Court relative to prescription drug waste [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].
S.1390 SD183 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1390) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
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.
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.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.
S.1603 SD1735 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1603) of Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, Marc R. Pacheco, Thomas M. Stanley and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the receipt of state services. 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.
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.1858 SD1152 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1858) of Mark C. Montigny, Gale D. Candaras, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit the use of prescriber-identifiable data for marketing purposes. Health Care Financing.
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.2053 SD2113 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Michael J. Rodrigues, David B. Sullivan, Steven Howitt, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to certain projects referred to the Massachusetts historical commission for consultation. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
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.
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.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.3636 HD3888 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to establish a penalty for parents, legal guardians or caretakers failing to report the death of a minor child. The Judiciary.
H.3730 HD4012 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3730) of [PETITIONERS LIST] relative to the unpaid leave and retirement benefits of Penelope Harvey, an employee of the Fairhaven public school system. Public Service.
H.3905 HD3892 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Donald F. Humason, Jr., Colleen M. Garry and others relative to the reporting of a missing child. The Judiciary.
H.3953 HD4282 By Representative Haddad of Somerset and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patricia A. Haddad, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court (by vote of the town) relative to the deveopment of the Meditech project on a certain parcel of land located in the town of Freetown. State Administration and Regualtory Oversight. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3983 HD4124 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to the disposition of veterans' remains. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.4490 HD4584 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anne M. Gobi and Marc R. Pacheco relative to reviving and continuing the special commission established (under Chapter 498 of the Acts of 2008) to make an investigation and study of the water quality of the Charles River. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Senator Marc R. Pacheco was elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1988 and to the Massachusetts Senate in 1992 by the citizens of the 1st Plymouth and Bristol District. Senator Pacheco dedicated many years of service to the Taunton School Committee prior to his time in the Massachusetts Legislature. He is currently the highest ranking elected official of Portuguese descent in Massachusetts. Senator Pacheco is chairman of the powerful Senate Committee on Post Audit and Oversight, and was recently named co-chairman of the newly formed Joint Committee on Federal Stimulus Oversight to oversee spending of these funds in the state.

He is also chairman of the Senate Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change. Senator Pacheco was honored to be selected by Al Gore in 2007 to become a Climate Messenger and increase awareness of this critical issue He also serves on the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, and is a member of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and the Joint Committee on Telecommunication, Utilities and Energy.

Senator Pacheco has prioritized the key issues of today to build a better tomorrow for the future generations of the Commonwealth. Throughout his career, Senator Pacheco has supported initiatives to spur economic growth, preserve and protect the environment, ensure the protection of rights for veterans and senior citizens, increase civic engagement, create jobs in the new “green” economy, and foster the creation of global economic partnerships.

For more than 30 years, Senator Pacheco has worked to strengthen the Commonwealth’s ties with foreign leaders and create economic partnerships to benefit the citizens of the Commonwealth. For his leadership in economic development and his commitment to global partnerships, Senator Pacheco has received national and international recognition. In 1994, Senator Pacheco was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce to the Massachusetts District Export Council, which he chaired from 1996 through 2005 and is currently a member. In 2002, Senator Pacheco was appointed by the United States Federal Housing Finance Board to serve as an appointive director of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston.

Foreign governments have honored Senator Pacheco for his work to develop and strengthen ties that unite countries across the globe. Senator Pacheco was honored in 2005 by the region of Pskov, Russia with the medal of Saint Olga for his humanitarian efforts. In 2000, Senator Pacheco received the honor of “Commander of the Order of Prince Henry the Navigator,” the highest award bestowed upon a civilian by the Portuguese government.

Throughout his career, Senator Pacheco has worked to increase civic engagement and protect the constitutional rights of each and every citizen. For his commitment to these ideals, Senator Pacheco in 1995 was appointed by President William Jefferson Clinton, and confirmed by the United States Senate, to serve a six-year term on the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation’s board of trustees. In 1997, Senator Pacheco played a leadership role in solving the most pressing public policy issues of the 21st century when he was appointed by the National Democratic Leadership Council to serve as a member of the State Legislative Advisory Board.

During his tenure in the legislature, Senator Pacheco has prioritized and developed strategies to enhance the economy of Massachusetts and the southeastern region. For his work, Senator Pacheco in 1998 received a gubernatorial appointment to the government affairs committee of the Task Force on Growth and Change in Southeastern Massachusetts. Senator Pacheco was then appointed co-chair of the task force which was later named Vision 2020, a regional growth management project being undertaken by three regional planning agencies. Senator Pacheco is the founder and co-chair of the Southeastern Massachusetts Legislative Caucus, a bi-partisan group of legislators and community leaders that share the common goal of fostering economic development throughout the region.

His leadership role on these issues made him a key player in many prestigious national conferences and events throughout the United States and here in the Commonwealth. In 2007, he was selected to speak at the Democratic Leadership Council’s Annual National Conversation event, educating legislators from across the country about the new health care reform laws in Massachusetts. That same year, Senator Pacheco was chosen to be a key player in the National Conference of State Legislatures, addressing legislators and IT professionals from all across the nation about homeland security issues and matters pertaining to Open Documents Standards.

A life-long resident of Taunton, Senator Pacheco was first elected to public office in 1979 as a member of the Taunton School Committee. He served for ten years as a member of that body, eventually rising to chairman of the committee. From 1982 to 1988, he worked for the mayor of Taunton as his chief assistant and budget director.

The Senator earned his Master's Degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University. Senator Pacheco has a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from New Hampshire College and an Associate's Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Stockbridge School. Senator Pacheco and his wife Barbara (Sylvia) Pacheco currently reside in the city of Taunton, just a few blocks from where he grew up.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator
Spouse: Barbara

Career Highlights

  • Authored The Pacheco Law: Tax payer protection act providing for full transparency and full accountability in the procurement of services.
  • Successfully raised the state minimum wage as chief sponsor of legislation providing a living wage to more than 315,000 workers in the Commonwealth in 2006.
  • Initiated, authored and secured passage of the Global Warming Solutions Act.

Education & Public Service

  • Suffolk University Boston, MA,Master of Public Administration, 1989, Honors: Pi Alpha Alpha
  • New Hampshire College Manchester, NH, Bachelor of Science in Human Services, 1985
  • University OF MA, Stockbridge School of Agriculture, Amherst, MA, Associate of Science in Agronomy, 1973
  • Massachusetts State Senate (1993-Present); Appointive Director, Federal Home Loan of Boston (2002-2003)
  • Presidential Appointment as a Trustee of the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation (1995-2000); Massachusetts House of Representatives (1989-92)
  • Taunton Democratic City Committee; Democratic State Committee (1993-present); Chief Assistant to the Mayor of Taunton (1982-88
  • Taunton School Committee (1980-89, Chair 1987-88)
First Plymouth and Bristol -- Consisting of the towns of Bridgewater, Carver, Marion, Middleborough and Wareham in the county of Plymouth; and the towns of Berkley, Dighton and Raynham, and the city of Taunton, all in the county of Bristol.

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