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SD2253 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Bruce E. Tarr, James J. Dwyer, F. Jay Barrows, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect minors from the harmful effects of marihuana. The Judiciary.
HD4439 By Representatives Poirier of North Attleborough and Ross of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Poirier, George T. Ross and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to establish certain property tax abatements for the assessment, containment and removal of oil or hazardous materials. Revenue.
S.14 SD1266 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 14) of Bruce Tarr, Robert Hedlund, Michael Knapik and Richard Ross for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the reform of the Executive Council. The Judiciary.
S.20 SD675 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 20) of Bruce Tarr, Michael Knapik, Robert Hedlund and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to require a supermajority vote for the utilization of rainy day funds. Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
S.67 SD612 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 67) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect disabled persons from financial exploitation. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.79 SD638 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 79) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a tax exemption for certain small businesses [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
S.104 SD1049 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 104) of John Hart, Jr., Michael R. Knapik, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the Senate for legislation to protect motor vehicle owners' and small businesses in repairing motor vehicles. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.135 SD433 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 135) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation to reduce the furnishing or procuring of alcohol to a minor by an adult. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.136 SD673 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 136) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard Bastien for legislation to stabilize lottery revenues to provide predictable aid to cities and towns. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.171 SD643 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 171) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Karen E. Spilka for legislation to increase research and development in emerging industries. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.172 SD645 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 172) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and James E. Timilty for legislation to create jobs in the Commonwealth. 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.
H.204 HD38 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 204) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to prohibiting campaign signs on tax-exempt property. Election Laws.
S.239 SD615 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 239) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation relative to charter revocation. Education.
S.240 SD628 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 240) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to reconsider or revoke a charter. Education.
S.241 SD631 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 241) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation relative to DESE contracts. Education.
S.242 SD632 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 242) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to charter school application incentives. Education.
S.245 SD647 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 245) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to waiver charter regulations. Education.
S.251 SD167 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 251) of James E. Timilty, Michael O. Moore and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to school safety on election day. Education.
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.319 SD449 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 319) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to remove unfair incumbent advantage from the ballot and to change enrolled to independent. Election Laws.
S.320 SD661 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 320) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to voter identification. Election Laws.
S.322 SD851 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 322) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to independent campaign expenditures and electioneering communications. Election Laws.
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.383 SD610 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 383) of Tarr, Ross and Knapik for legislation to regulate the transporting of oil fuel [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.385 SD653 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 385) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a water resources conservation act and efficiency program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.386 SD655 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 386) of Eldridge, Ross, Knapik and other members of the Senate for legislation to establish a water resources conservation act [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.387 SD656 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 387) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to remove and dispose of waste oil. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.388 SD657 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 388) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation to require local approval for low level radioactive waste sites. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.389 SD849 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 389) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the viability and sustainability of commercial fisheries in the Commonwealth. 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.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.
H.434 HD311 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 434) of Bradford Hill and others relative to the punishment of habitual offenders convicted in the courts of the Commonwealth. 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.
S.553 SD634 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 553) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation relative to durable medical equipment. Health Care Financing.
S.554 SD636 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 554) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to mandatory prescription drug coverage. Health Care Financing.
S.599 SD701 By Mr. Hedlund, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 599) of Dwyer, DiNatale, Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to illegal immigrants and publicly subsidized housing [Joint Committee on Housing].
S.624 SD663 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 624) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation to require landlord notice of unsafe conditions. Housing.
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.786 SD335 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 786) of Robert L. Hedlund, Thomas J. Calter, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent farm animal cruelty. The Judiciary.
H.792 HD456 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 792) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to taxes generated by charitable raffles and bazaars. Revenue.
S.870 SD613 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 870) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to provide for reciprocal service for restraining orders. The Judiciary.
S.871 SD622 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 871) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to prevent abuse. The Judiciary.
S.872 SD629 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 872) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation relative to CORI reform. The Judiciary.
S.873 SD648 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 873) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to timely classification of sex offenders. The Judiciary.
S.874 SD649 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 874) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to provide for increased penalties for persons who commit crimes against the elderly. The Judiciary.
S.875 SD650 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 875) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to the expand the state DNA database. The Judiciary.
S.878 SD682 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to the appropriate use of public funds. The Judiciary.
S.879 SD684 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 879) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to enhance the punishment for child endangerment. The Judiciary.
S.880 SD828 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 880) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to provide for progressive penalties for the crime of motor vehicular homicide. The Judiciary.
S.881 SD829 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 881) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote gender equity. The Judiciary.
S.882 SD832 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 882) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to criminalize the attempted production of class B drugs. The Judiciary.
S.883 SD929 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 883) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the Senate for legislation to promote fair employment and security in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
S.884 SD956 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 884) of Bruce E. Tarr, Joyce A. Spiliotis, Steven L. Levy, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect children from harm. The Judiciary.
S.891 SD1845 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 891) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform the parole system and protect public safety. The Judiciary.
S.929 SD341 By Mr. Hedlund, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 929) of Dwyer, Knapik, Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to youth sports referees [Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development].
S.964 SD952 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 964) of Ross, Knapik and Tarr for legislation relative to employer liability protection [Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development].
S.965 SD953 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 965) of Ross, Knapik and Tarr for legislation relative to willfull violations of the wage law [Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development].
H.1029 HD1336 By Mr. David M. Torrisi of North Andover, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01029) of James Eldridge and others for legislation to further regulate the direct shipments of wine.. Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.1042 SD983 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of Clark, Mark, Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow for the decriminalization of minor offenses [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1069 SD263 By Mr. Brewer, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1069) of Stephen M. Brewer, Anthony W. Petruccelli, Jeffrey Sánchez, James Arciero and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to surgical technology [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.
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].
S.1169 SD666 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1169) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to further regulate hospitals. 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.1230 SD840 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1230) of Hunt, Ross, Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to require payment by certain prisoners of the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1235 SD164 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1235) of James E. Timilty and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to emergency medical services at certain prison facilities. 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.
S.1454 SD1690 By Ms. Fargo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1454) of Susan C. Fargo, William Smitty Pignatelli, James E. Timilty, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
H.1459 HD1894 By Representative Vallee of Franklin and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1459) of James E. Vallee, Richard J. Ross and Karen Spilka relative to providing a procedure for municipal acceptance of subdivision roads in the town of Franklin. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
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.
S.1524 SD442 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1524) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Susan C. Fargo for legislation to provide for a tax exemption on the sale of recycled materials. Revenue.
S.1526 SD616 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1526) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Richard T. Moore, James E. Timilty and others for legislation to establish a commuter tax deduction. Revenue.
S.1528 SD619 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1528) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a meals tax holiday. Revenue.
S.1529 SD620 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1529) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to reduce the sales tax to 5%. Revenue.
S.1530 SD621 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1530) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to extend single sales factor apportionment to all corporations. Revenue.
S.1531 SD625 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1531) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation to extend net operating losses to financial institutions and utility corporations. Revenue.
S.1532 SD630 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1532) of Ross, Hedlund, Knapik and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to corporate taxes [Joint Committee on Revenue].
S.1533 SD640 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1533) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to sales of motor vehicles. Revenue.
S.1534 SD641 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1534) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the revenues of the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1535 SD642 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1535) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and James E. Timilty for legislation to establish a permanent annual sales tax holiday. Revenue.
S.1536 SD644 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1536) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to expand the investment tax credit. Revenue.
S.1537 SD667 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1537) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Ann-Margaret Ferrante for legislation to create a private mortgate insurance tax deduction. Revenue.
S.1538 SD668 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1538) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation to exempt certain medical supplies from the state sales tax. Revenue.
S.1539 SD685 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1539) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to provide a property tax credit to surviving spouses of certain public safety personnel. Revenue.
S.1618 SD184 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1618) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to establish godparent's day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1619 SD669 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1619) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to zero-based budgeting and budget transparency. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1621 SD671 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1621) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the Senate for legislation to reduce the use of paper and increase government efficiencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1622 SD687 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1622) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to a worker documentation certification program. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1623 SD932 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1623) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to competitive state contracting. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1626 SD1184 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1626) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation relative to human contact with state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1630 SD1800 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1630) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Benjamin Swan for legislation to increase government efficiency. 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.1662 SD77 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1662) of James B. Eldridge, Harriette L. Chandler, Cynthia S. Creem, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal lighting plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1674 SD718 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1674) of Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to gasoline prices. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1694 SD848 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1694) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and Richard T. Moore for legislation to examine the cost reliability and economic impact of electricity. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1706 SD479 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1706) of Robert L. Hedlund, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, James M. Murphy, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the treatment of elephants. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
S.1793 SD789 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1793) of Karen E. Spilka, Carolyn C. Dykema, Richard J. Ross, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative To fairness and equity In regional transportation planning. Transportation.
S.1795 SD440 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1795) of Tarr, Swan, Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase protection against drivers under the influence of drugs [Joint Committee on Transportation].
S.1796 SD651 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1796) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Richard T. Moore and others for legislation relative to special veterans plates. Transportation.
S.1823 SD1213 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1823) of John Hart, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public homes for veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1841 SD82 By Ms. Creem, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1841) of Wolf, Welch, Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation [Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses].
S.1900 SD1948 By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1900) of Therese Murray, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Brian A. Joyce, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the administration of state government and finance. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1933 HD2302 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1933) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to non-public school student access to the MCAS exam. Education.
H.1934 HD2359 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1934) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to parental notification. Education.
H.2001 HD2671 By Representatives Ms. Gobi of Spencer and Mr. Peterson, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2001) of McMurtry and others relative to trapping for the purpose of capturing furbearing mammals Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2004 HD2889 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2004) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to further regulate the practice of psychotherapy. 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.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.
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.
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.2253 HD2772 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2253) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the apprehension of drunk drivers and other law violators. The Judiciary.
H.2320 HD2694 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2320) of Denise C. Garlick and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Needham to dispose of by sale certain conservation land and to grant a permanent ground bed easement to support natural gas transmission. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
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.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.2399 HD2538 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2399) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to hunting on Sundays. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2571 HD2307 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2571) of Daniel B. Winslow and others relative to creating jobs by facilitating issuance of bonds under the Community Preservation Act. Revenue.
H.2582 HD2679 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2582) of Denise Garlick and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Needham to take easements in certain land owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation located adjacent to South Street and the Charles River in said town. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2586 HD2108 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2586) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to authorize the State Auditor to audit the accounts of the General Court. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2665 HD2305 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2665) of Walsh and others reducing the cost of constructing or improving roads Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.2684 HD3194 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2684) of John W. Scibak and others relative to supporting children and parental custody. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.3332 HD2257 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3332) of David Paul Linsky and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to lease the former East School for up to ninety-nine years. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3333 HD2179 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3333) of David Paul Linsky and others (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to enter into an employment contract with the chief of police in said town. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3389 HD3669 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky, Karen Spilka and others for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Natick as the Silvano Anthony Melchiorri bridge. Transportation.
H.3507 HD3802 By Mr. Linsky of Natick and Senator Ms. Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3507) of David Paul Linsky, Karen Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of Inspector of Buildings in the town of Natick from provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3508 HD3801 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3508) of David Paul Linsky, Alice Hanlon Peisch and Karen Spilka (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of fire chief in the town of Natick from provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3740 HD3988 By Mr. Ross of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3740) of George T. Ross and others for legislation to designate a certain bridge on County Street in the city of Attleboro as the Lynn Goodchild and Shawn Nassaney September 11th Memorial Bridge. Transportation.
H.3767 HD4048 By Mr. Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others relative to competitively solicited proposals from renewable energy developers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3867 HD4187 (by vote of the town) that the town of Wellesley be authorized to grant up to twelve additional licenses for the sale of wine and malt beverages to be drunk on the premises of restaurants and function rooms having a seating capacity of 50 or more seats
H.3868 HD4196 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3868) of David Paul Linsky, Karen Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to issue an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3869 HD4198 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3869) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to increase the membership of the town forest committee from three to five members. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3870 HD4197 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3870) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to enter into a certain lease agreement. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3871 HD4199 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3871) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Natick to enter into a certain lease agreement. Municipalities and Regional Government. [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.4143 HD4271 By Mr. Ross of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George T. Ross and others for legislation to exempt farmers’ markets from certain property taxes. Revenue.
H.4159 HD4334 By Mr. Vallee of Franklin, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James E. Vallee for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Clifton Watson, an employee of the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Public Service.

Richard J. Ross lives in Wrentham MA, with his family and is the owner of R. J. Ross Funeral Home in Wrentham. Senator Ross has also been involved with the following ORGANIZATIONS: Wrentham Cooperative Bank (Director), Pond Home (Director), Community at Pond Meadow (Director), Kennedy Donovan Center (past President)

Personal Information

Profession: Business Owner - R. J. Ross Funeral Home

Education & Public Service

  • American University School of Government
  • Harvard University
  • New England Institute of Anatomy, '75
  • Wrentham Historical Commission (1974-2003), Wrentham Conservation Commission (1977-'78)
  • Wrentham Refuse Disposal Commission (1977-'78), Wrentham Board of Health (1979-'80)
  • Veteran's Agent (1981-'82), Burial Agent for the Board of Health (1981-2004) ;Mass. House (2005-2010)
  • Mass State Senate, May 2010 (to fill vacancy) to present
Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex -- Consisting of the towns of Franklin, precincts 1 to 4, inclusive, and precinct 7, Millis, Needham, precincts A to C, inclusive, I and J, Norfolk, Plainville, Wellesley, precincts B, F, and G and Wrentham, in the county of Norfolk; the city of Attleboro, ward 1, ward 2 and ward 3, precinct A, and the town of North Attleborough in the county of Bristol; and the towns of Natick, precincts 6, 7, 9 and 10, Sherborn and Wayland in the county of Middlesex.

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