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Paul J. Donato Third Division Chair

D Medford
Paul J. Donato

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State House
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Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2040
Fax: 617-722-2347
Email: Paul.Donato@mahouse.gov
District Office
271 Spring Street
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 781-395-1683
Fax: 781-395-2871
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.43 SD466 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 43) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Susan C. Fargo, David B. Sullivan and other members of the General Court for legislation to financially support foster children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.50 HD117 By Ms. Creedon of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 50) of Geraldine M. Creedon and others that school bus operators be included as mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.52 HD964 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 52) of Sean Garballey and others providing access to hearing aids for children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.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.75 HD786 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 75) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to personal care services to persons with disabilities or seniors under the MassHealth program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.132 HD471 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 132) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to establish the office of clean technology and the clean technology commission. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.252 HD230 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 252) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.255 HD486 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 255) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to establishing standards for restoring and maintaining stream flows, water levels and hydrologic regimes that protect natural aquatic life in rivers and streams. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.323 HD249 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 323) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others for legislation relative to financial services contracts for dental benefits corporations. Financial Services.
S.350 SD522 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 350) of James B. Eldridge, Frank I. Smizik, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.461 SD754 For legislation to further regulate insurance underwriting and motor vehicle liability ratings
H.479 HD438 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 479) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to provide visitation rights for great grandparents. The Judiciary.
H.482 HD491 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 482) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to information provided to women seeking abortions. The Judiciary.
H.541 HD467 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 541) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to include family child care providers under certain collective bargaining laws governing public employees. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.548 HD694 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 548) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to contracted security services on property of the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.591 HD499 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 591) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to restrict the sale of tobacco products at locations where health professionals are employed. Public Health.
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.
H.599 HD107 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 599) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation to establish a personal care attendant orientation program. 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.
H.719 HD945 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 719) of Sarah K. Peake, Rhonda Nyman and Paul J. Donato providing for early retirement for classroom teachers. Public Service.
S.986 SD198 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 986) of Story, Spiliotis, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow daily access to fresh air to persons receiving services from the Department of Mental Health. [Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse].
S.1016 SD69 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1016) of Donato and Eldridge for legislation to make technical changes for the municipal relief act [Joint Committee on 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.
H.1094 HD1923 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1094) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the academic success of foster children. Education.
H.1099 HD1796 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1099) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to Department of Elder Affairs prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Elder Affairs.
H.1136 HD1010 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1136) of Jay Kaufman and others for legislation to promote safe alternatives to toxic chemicals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.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.1163 HD1019 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1163) of Ellen Story and others that manufacturers of mercury-added lamps implement a recycling program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1224 HD1527 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1224) of Jonathan Hecht and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to institutional long term care facilities. Health Care Financing.
H.1241 HD1418 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1241) of Steven M. Walsh and others relative to improving the senior care options program. Health Care Financing.
S.1250 SD342 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1250) of James E. Timilty, Stephen Stat Smith, Nick Collins, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to process piping. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1355 HD1451 By Mr. Pedone of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1355) of Vincent A. Pedone and others relative to establishing mandatory foreclosure mediation with judicial review. The Judiciary.
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.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.
H.1873 HD2622 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1873) of Tackey Chan and others relative to pipefitter licensing and inspections. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.1895 SD1942 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1895) of Katherine M. Clark, Paul J. Donato, Christopher G. Fallon and Stephen Stat Smith (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to increase in the exemption for residential real property in the city of Malden from 20 per cent to 30 per cent. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
H.1916 HD2258 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1916) of John V. Fernandes and others that the Department of Education be required to reimburse school districts for the cost of transporting "out-of-district" special education students. Education.
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.
S.1923 SD1976 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1923) of Katherine M. Clark, Paul J. Donato, Christopher G. Fallon and Stephen Stat Smith (with the approval of the Mayor and City Council) for legislation to amend the charter of the city of Malden . Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.1924 HD2608 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1924) of Patricia A. Haddad, Paul J. Donato and Benjamin Swan relative to the private school price rating formula. Education.
S.1924 SD1977 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1924) of Katherine M Clark, Paul J. Donato, Christopher G. Fallon and Stephen Stat Smith (with the approval of the Mayor and City Council) for legislation to exempt Joseph Walklett from the maximum age requirement for appointment as a firefighter in the city of Malden. [Local Approval Received.] Public Service.
H.1960 HD2047 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1960) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to authorize cities, towns and regional school districts to establish virtual public shools. Education.
S.1990 SD2044 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1990) of Katherine M. Clark, Paul J. Donato, Christopher G. Fallon and Stephen Stat Smith (with approval of the Mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the administrative organization of financial officers in the city of Malden. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2017 SD2097 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2017) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Paul J. Donato, Sean Garballey and Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Medford to reimburse the Water Enterprise Fund. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2220 HD2701 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2220) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to eligibility for parole for persons trafficking in methamphetamines. The Judiciary.
H.2238 HD2259 By Messrs. Linsky of Natick and Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2238) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to enhance safety and security in courthouses. 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.
S.2448 SD2310 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2448) of Katherine M. Clark, Paul J. Donato, Christopher G. Fallon and Stephen Stat Smith (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the Malden traffic commission to establish special speed regulations on certain streets. Transportation. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2476 SD2134 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2476) of Katherine M. Clark and Paul J. Donato (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to exempt the position of police chief in the city of Malden from the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2932 HD3042 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2932) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to creditable service for nonpublic school service. Public Service.
H.3762 HD4086 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to creditable service for retirement of non-working members of the reserve police force in the city of Malden
H.3904 HD4021 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ronald Mariano and others relative to promoting equity and efficiency in health care rates. Health Care Financing.
H.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.4311 HD4487 By Mr. Fallon of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4311) of Christopher G. Fallon and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to reorganizing certain administrative functions in the city of Malden. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4312 HD4488 By Mr. Fallon of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4312) of Christopher G. Fallon and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to amending the administrative organization of financial officers in the city of Malden. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator/Manufacturers Representative
Children: 2
Religion: Catholic

Career Highlights

  • Author of Bullying bill
  • Member - Special Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Member - Special Commission on Municipal Relief
  • Chairman, Municipal Finance, Sub-committee of the Regionalization Advisory Commission

Education & Public Service

  • University of Massachusetts at Boston
  • Medford High School
  • Mass. House (2001-present)
  • Medford City Council (1976-1985, 1996-2001, President 1999-2000)
  • Deputy Mayor (1978-1979); Mayor (1980-1985)
  • Medford School Committee (1972-1975)
Thirty-fifth Middlesex, Consisting of Malden: Ward 1, Ward 3: Precinct 2, Ward 7: Precinct 1; Medford: Wards 1, 2, Ward 3: Precinct 1, Ward 7: Precinct 2, Ward 8: Precinct 1.

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