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SD2269 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, James B. Eldridge, Patricia D. Jehlen and Daniel A. Wolf for legislation relative to jobs, workforce development, and main street fairness. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
HD4265 By Ms. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to housing and redevelopment authority executive directors. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.15 SD1407 By Mr. Joyce, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 15) of Brian Joyce, Robert Hedlund, Patricia Jehlen and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to provide for the abolition of the Governor's Council. The Judiciary.
S.18 SD1451 By Mr. Rosenberg, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 18) of Stanley Rosenberg, James Eldridge, Jay Kaufman and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to allow for a graduated income tax. Revenue.
S.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.30 SD207 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 30) of Gale D. Candaras, James B. Eldridge, Patricia D. Jehlen, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to supervise the personal care attendant program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.34 SD745 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 34) of Walz, Spilka, Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to bring child support home [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
S.40 SD1202 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 40) of James B. Eldridge, Patricia D. Jehlen, Thomas M. McGee, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to continuity of care for children and their eligible parents. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.46 HD365 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 46) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.48 HD367 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 48) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation improving access to services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender elders and caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.50 SD1229 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 50) of Brian A. Joyce and Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation to create a special commission on behavior modification. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.51 HD723 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 51) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to include persons with disabilities under the Health Disparities Council. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.51 SD1410 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 51) of Brian A. Joyce, Patricia D. Jehlen and James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to the humane treatment of disabled persons. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.55 SD1658 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 55) of Thomas M. McGee, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sal N. DiDomenico, John D. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Safe Harbor for Exploited Children Act. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.56 SD1678 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 56) of Thomas M. McGee, Cory Atkins, Robert F. Fennell, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the interstate compact for juveniles. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.64 SD697 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 64) of Flanagan, Jehlen and Spilka for legislation to expand juvenile jurisdiction, increase public safety and protect children from harm [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
H.64 HD928 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 64) of Kay Khan and others improving the personal care attendant program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.65 HD932 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 65) of Kay Khan, Patricia D. Jehlen and George T. Ross relative to cueing and supervision in the personal care attendant program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.66 SD1292 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 66) of Karen E. Spilka, Paul J. Donato, James B. Eldridge, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation regarding families and children engaged in services [Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities].
H.87 HD140 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 87) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to regulate the record-keeping procedures of scrap metal dealers. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.88 HD607 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 88) of Jay R. Kaufman and others providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to creating and expanding access to opportunity in low-opportunity communities. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.98 SD1155 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 98) of Lewis, Levy, Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide municipal control of liquor licenses [Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure].
S.108 SD1230 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 108) of Brian A. Joyce, Patricia D. Jehlen, Sal N. DiDomenico and James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to behavior analysts. 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].
S.150 SD339 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 150) of Stephen M. Brewer, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas P. Conroy, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to an independent analysis of expanding gaming in the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies].
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].
H.153 HD145 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 153) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study issues relative to education. [COMMITTEE].
H.159 HD423 For legislation to promote the successful transition of students with disabilities to post-secondary education, employment and independent living
H.168 HD421 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 168) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others for legislation to provide equal opportunity for special education. Education.
H.177 HD990 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 177) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to school exclusion data and school dropout reduction. Education.
H.178 HD995 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 178) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to long-term suspensions and expulsions of school students. 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.
H.187 HD709 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 187) of Alice K. Wolf and others for legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.203 SD1146 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 203) of James B. Eldridge, Kay Khan, Jennifer E. Benson, Tom Sannicandro and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide fair process for students with disabilities. Education.
S.211 SD1248 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 211) of Brian A. Joyce and Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation to establish school nutrition education classes. Education.
H.214 HD982 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 214) of Alice K. Wolf and others directing the Secretary of the Commonwealth to promulgate regulations for the implementation of an "instant runoff voting" method of preference for candidates for Representative to the United States Congress. Election Laws.
S.216 SD1515 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 216) of Thomas M. McGee, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve quality physical education. Education.
H.255 HD486 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 255) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to establishing standards for restoring and maintaining stream flows, water levels and hydrologic regimes that protect natural aquatic life in rivers and streams. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.267 SD197 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 267) of Gale D. Candaras, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Cory Atkins, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation that provisions be made to create a special commission on institutional long term care services. Elder Affairs.
S.268 SD776 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 268) of Gale D. Candaras, Katherine M. Clark, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide personal care attendant orientation. [Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities]
S.278 SD1255 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 278) of Mark C. Montigny, Alice Hanlon Peisch, Susan C. Fargo, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to assist families care for elders. Elder Affairs.
S.284 SD901 By Mr. Pacheco, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 284) of Sullivan, Jehlen and Pacheco for legislation relative to dementia special care units in long-term care facilities [Joint Committee on Elder Affairs].
S.288 SD652 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Jehlen, Ross, Hedlund and other members of the Senate for legislation to create a statewide assisted living facility master plan [Joint Committee on 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.299 SD968 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 299) of Cynthia S. Creem, Patricia D. Jehlen, Edward F. Coppinger, Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation relative to voter registration. 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.330 SD269 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 330) of Stephen M. Brewer, Denise Andrews, John P. Fresolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife [Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
H.338 HD109 By Representative Lewis of Winchester and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 338) of Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund. Health Care Financing.
H.345 HD196 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 345) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to establish a division of health insurance under the supervision and control of the commissioner of health insurance. Health Care Financing.
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.
S.349 SD518 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 349) of James B. Eldridge, Frank I. Smizik, Stephen Kulik, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to establishing standards for restoring and maintaining stream flows, water levels and hydrologic regimes that protect natural aquatic life in rivers and streams . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.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].
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.
S.382 SD1273 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 382) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh, Michael O. Moore, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect children from toxic toys. 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.414 SD1577 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 414) of Katherine M. Clark, Cory Atkins, James B. Eldridge, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit discrimination in insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.445 HD718 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 445) of Kay Khan and Patricia D. Jehlen relative to the protection of children from assault and battery or sexual abuse. The Judiciary.
H.450 HD923 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 450) of Kay Khan and others relative to youthful offenders and criminal offender record information. The Judiciary.
H.458 HD83 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 458) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to impose a penalty for the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The Judiciary.
H.490 HD560 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 490) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the repeal or reform of certain archaic laws. The Judiciary.
H.492 HD612 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 492) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the reform of laws implicating certain private consensual intimate conduct between adults. The Judiciary.
H.494 HD660 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 494) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to the admissibility of evidence in judicial or administrative proceeding pertaining to adverse health care management. The Judiciary.
S.500 SD1206 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 500) of James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis, Tom Sannicandro, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a public health insurance option. Health Care Financing.
S.501 SD1207 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 501) of James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis, Kay Khan, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish Medicare for all in Massachusetts. Health Care Financing.
H.502 HD658 By Messrs. Sciortino of Medford and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 502) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes. The Judiciary.
S.519 SD1381 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 519) of Mark C. Montigny, David B. Sullivan, John P. Fresolo, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to health care affordability. Health Care Financing.
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.538 HD760 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 538) of Denise Provost and others relative to further regulating certain individuals applying for or receiving unemployment benefits. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.540 SD1784 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 540) of Richard T. Moore, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care. Health Care Financing.
S.543 SD915 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 543) of Marc R. Pacheco, Cory Atkins, Sal N. DiDomenico, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to patient safety. 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.558 SD1646 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 558) of Steven A. Tolman, Sal N. DiDomenico, Patricia D. Jehlen, Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation to establish cost avoidance through care at home. Health Care Financing.
S.566 SD1403 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 566) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sal N. DiDomenico, Patricia D. Jehlen, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal access to higher education and generating revenue for the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
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.
H.597 HD525 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 597) of William N. Brownsberger and others that the Advisory Council on Radiation Protection be directed to investigate the use of computed tomography (CT) scans. Public Health.
S.608 SD353 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 608) of Fargo, Spiliotis, Puppolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote accessible housing for persons with disabilities [Joint Committee on Housing].
H.612 HD738 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 612) of Denise Provost and others that medical equipment be accessible to disabled persons. Public Health.
H.613 HD879 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 613) of Denise Provost and others that the Department of Public Health develop "checklists of care" for hospitals to prevent medical errors and reduce infection rates. Public Health.
H.614 HD898 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 614) of Denise Provost, Patricia D. Jehlen and Kay Khan for legislation to promulgate regulations requiring Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (“MRSA”) screening of high-risk patients. Public Health.
H.624 HD239 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 624) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. Public Health.
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.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.672 SD1369 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 672) of Harriette L. Chandler, Cynthia S. Creem, Patricia D. Jehlen, Karen E. Spilka and others for legislation to sentence children. 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.683 SD1474 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 683) of Katherine M. Clark, Sal N. DiDomenico, Patricia D. Jehlen and Frank I. Smizik for legislation to prohibit the adjournment of a trial exceeding twenty days against the objection of a committed defendant. 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.
S.764 SD536 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 764) of Benjamin B. Downing, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal rights of transgendered individuals. The Judiciary.
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.771 SD1336 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 771) of James B. Eldridge, Patricia D. Jehlen, James J. Dwyer, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to assuring the integrity of mortgage foreclosure . The Judiciary.
S.773 SD1535 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 773) of Spilka, O'Day, Malia and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to expungement of criminal records [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
S.818 SD1466 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 818) of Thomas M. McGee, Steven A. Tolman, Cynthia S. Creem and Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation relative to the arrest and prosecution for the possession of marijuana for medical purposes. The Judiciary.
H.890 HD263 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 890) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to further regulating recycling rates and expanding the bottle bill, so-called. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.908 SD1652 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 908) of Steven A. Tolman, Thomas M. McGee and Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation to reform the "school zone" law for drug offenses. The Judiciary.
S.909 SD1654 By Mr. Tolman, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 909) of Jehlen, McGee and Tolman for legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offenders [Joint Committee on 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.
H.933 HD938 By Ms. Sarah K. Peake of Provincetown, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00933) of Cleon H. Turner and others requiring the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue "Baby Boomer Generation" registration plates. Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.985 HD1299 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 985) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to provide adult transitional support services for persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.990 SD374 By Mr. Tolman, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 990) of Steven A. Tolman, James B. Eldridge, Patricia S. Jehlen, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to children's mental health clinicians [Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse].
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.
H.1040 HD1287 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1040) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to establishing a grant program to promote cost-effective, high quality in-district programs for students with disabilities. 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.
S.1073 SD769 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1073) of Tarr, Swan, Puppolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to permit spouses to to serve as paid caregivers [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1078 SD809 By Ms. Chandler, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1078) of Lewis, Jehlen, Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote patient engagement in health care decisions [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1079 SD913 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME], a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1079) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation relative to adult dental restoration. Public Health.
S.1080 SD1461 By Ms. Chandler, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1080) of Dykema, Khan, DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a genetic bill of rights [Joint Committee on Public Health].
H.1095 HD1866 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1095) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to increase the personal needs allowance for certain elderly and disabled residents residing in licensed medical facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.1097 HD1515 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1097) of Kay Khan and others relative to personal care or managerial services contracts for families caring for elderly relatives. Elder Affairs.
S.1098 SD1683 By Ms. Fargo, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1098) of deMacedo, Eldridge, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to adopt the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act [Joint Committee on Public Health].
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.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.
S.1126 SD49 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1126) of Michael O. Moore, Patricia D. Jehlen, John W. Scibak, David B. Sullivan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimers Project. Public Health.
S.1131 SD1593 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1131) of Tarr, Jehlen and Moore for legislation to adopt the nurse licensure compact [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1138 SD1686 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1138) of Richard T. Moore, Patricia D. Jehlen, Ruth B. Balser, Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation relative to home health aides. Public Health.
H.1156 HD1094 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1156) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to establish a Mystic River water quality commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study of the conditions of said river for fishing, boating and swimming. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1159 HD1198 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1159) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to the use of disposable carryout bags in certain stores. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.1161 SD678 By Mr. Rosenberg, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1161) of Hill, Creem, Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate the medical use of marijuana by patients approved by physicians and certified by the department of public health [Joint Committee on Public Health].
H.1172 HD1564 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1172) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of certain insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.1173 HD1567 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1173) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.1191 HD1592 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1191) of Kay Khan and others relative to health insurance for human service providers and their employees. Financial Services.
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.1228 HD1823 By Representative Lewis of Winchester and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1228) of Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge and others relative to a public health insurance option. Health Care Financing.
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.1303 HD1501 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1303) of William C. Galvin and others that persons receiving treatment for drug overdoses be granted limited immunity from prosecution for possession of controlled substances. The Judiciary.
H.1346 HD1729 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1346) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the sentencing of children accused of certain crimes. The Judiciary.
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.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.
H.1415 HD1004 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1415) of Alice K. Wolf and others for legislation to further define comparable worth in the workplace. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1416 SD1012 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1416) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Patricia D. Jehlen, Ellen Story, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to invest in our communities. Revenue.
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.1430 HD1297 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1430) of Denise Provost and others relative to the rights of persons receiving services from program or facilities of the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1450 SD1527 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1450) of James B. Eldridge, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Geraldine M. Creedon, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to apply the sales tax to certain retail sales over the internet. Revenue.
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.1492 HD1686 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1492) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. 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.
S.1576 SD1183 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1576) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jason M. Lewis, William N. Brownsberger, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve access to public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1650 SD45 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1650) of Cynthia S. Creem, Alice K. Wolf, Denise Andrews, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to update the bottle bill . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1651 SD911 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1651) of Cynthia S. Creem, Sean Garballey, Cory Atkins, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote energy efficient lighting, conserve energy, regulate outdoor night lighting, and reduce light pollution. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.
H.1737 HD1506 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1737) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to access to public records in state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.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.1808 HD1286 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1808) of Denise Provost and others relative to motor vehicle speed limits within urban districts. Transportation.
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].
S.1853 SD1498 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1853) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Patricia D. Jehlen and David M. Torrisi for legislation to prohibit the Commonwealth from discrimination against those providing special education services to Massachusetts students. Education.
H.1858 HD2958 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1858) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to promote asset development in transitional assistance programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.
H.1968 HD2097 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1968) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to provide for the establishment of senior citizen safety zones in cities and towns. Elder Affairs.
H.1985 HD2250 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1985) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to strengthen certain provisions of the campaign finance laws. Election Laws.
H.1990 HD2022 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1990) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to reducing the use of non-compostable plastic bags in retail sales. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2021 HD2992 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2021) of Denise Provost and others that the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health develop health risk assessment guidelines of proposed school construction sites. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.2041 SD2088 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Vallee, Michael R. Knapik, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to recognize those in military service. Transportaion.
H.2082 HD2573 By Mr. Fallon of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2082) of Christopher G. Fallon and others for legislation to regulate claims for services of patients in nursing and long-term care facilities. Health Care Financing.
H.2109 HD2036 By Representatives Wolf of Cambridge and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2109) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions. Higher Education.
H.2130 HD2824 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2130) of Forry and others to expand housing opportunities for persons displaced by public action or natural disaster and persons who are homeless or facing imminent homelessness Joint Committee on Housing.
H.2291 HD2988 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2291) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to increase the minimum wage. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2293 HD2018 By Representatives Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead and Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2293) of DiNatale and others relative to employment agreements concerning engaging in activities directly or indirectly competitive with the employer Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2350 HD2974 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2350) of Karen E. Spilka, Kate Hogan and others relative to the release of a body by the medical examiner to a person charged with an offense which resulted in the death of the deceased. Public Health.
S.2355 SD2250 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2355) of Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger and Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation relative to the lease of Northeastern University Henderson boat house. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2356 SD2251 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger, Michael F. Rush, Patricia D. Jehlen and others for legislation relative to a boat house land lease in the city of Boston. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2366 HD2917 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2366) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to public access of private restrooms. Public Health.
H.2369 HD2867 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2369) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives and enhancing the practice of nurse-midwives. Public Health.
H.2553 HD2261 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2553) of James J. O'Day and others relative to the taxation of certain income. Revenue.
H.2723 HD3464 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2723) of Denise Provost, Patricia D. Jehlen and Joyce A. Spiliotis for legislation to eliminate the limit on Horace Mann charter schools. Education.
H.2727 HD3094 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2727) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, Patricia D. Jehlen and Benjamin Swan relative to the establishment of an Alzheimer’s state plan commission (including members of the General Court) to assess the current and future impact of Alzheimer’s disease on residents of the Commonwealth. Elder Affairs.
H.2735 HD3113 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2735) of Denise Provost and others relative to to initiative and referendum petitions. Election Laws.
H.2753 HD3197 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2753) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to reduce human exposure to particulate matter pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2905 HD3202 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2905) of Denise Provost and others relative to the reporting on health effects of particulate matter. Public Health.
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.3287 HD2014 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3287) of William N. Brownsberger and others for legislation to prohibit human trafficking and assist victims. The Judiciary.
H.3310 HD1379 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3310) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to the personal care services administered by the Division of Medical Assistance. Public Health.
H.3343 HD3675 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3343) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to authorize the city of Woburn to issue eight additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3361 HD2809 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3361) of Cory Atkins and others relative to the crime of health care professionals participating in the torture and abusive treatment of prisoners. The Judiciary.
H.3367 HD2064 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3367) of Jason M. Lewis, Patricia D. Jehlen and Jonathan Hecht for legislation to reduce health care costs by promoting additional education on cost effectiveness to providers. Public Health.
H.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.3529 HD3833 By Messrs. Donato of Medford and Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3529) of Paul J. Donato, Patricia D. Jehlen and Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Medford be authorized to transfer certain funds from the water enterprise account of said city. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3530 HD3832 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Medford be authorized to increase fees for special details performed by public employees in said city
H.3542 HD1444 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3542) of Cory Atkins and others for legislation to provide that cytologic screenings performed at the same time as annual physical examinations be separately billed by health care providers and paid by insurers. Financial Services.
H.3679 HD2049 Relative to nepotism in schools
H.3692 HD3956 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Martha M. Walz and others establishing a State House arts commission to maintain custody and care of all works of art and historical artifacts at the State House. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.3709 HD3983 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3709) of Robert M. Koczera and others relative to the designation of veterans status on licenses and identification cards issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles . Transportation.
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.3890 HD4144 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to create stabilization funds for special education costs. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.3892 HD4219 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3892) of James J. Dwyer and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Woburn be authorized to place a certain question regarding the sale of alcoholic beverages on the city's election ballot. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3921 HD4126 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ronald Mariano and others relative to the classification of risk for volunteer drivers for non-profit organizations providing transportation options for senior citizens . Financial Services.
H.3922 HD4127 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ronald Mariano and others relative to the acquisition and use of motor vehicles by charitable organizations for the purpose of transporting senior and disabled citizens. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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.4246 HD4416 By Messrs. Donato of Medford and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4246) of Paul J. Donato, Patricia D. Jehlen and Sean Garballey (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the city of Medford to grant additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]

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Education & Public Service

  • Newton High School
  • Swarthmore College, B.A.
  • Harvard University, M.A.T.
  • University of Massachusetts at Boston (Masters Degree Program)
  • School Committee (1976-1991)
  • Mass. House (1991-2005)
  • Mass. Senate (2005-present)
Second Middlesex -- Consisting of the cities of Cambridge, wards 9 to 11, inclusive, Medford and Somerville, and the town of Winchester, precincts 4 to 7, inclusive, in the county of Middlesex.

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