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HD4343 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell, Russell E. Holmes and others for legislation to further regulate the use of electronic benefit transfer cards and establish penalties for certain prohibited transactions. The Judiciary.
HD4613 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to firearms license renewal. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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.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.68 SD1872 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 68) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Richard T. Moore and others for legislation to prevent the misuse of public funds. 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.80 SD1098 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 80) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard T. Moore for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Capital Partnership Program. Community Development and Small Businesses.
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.149 SD1458 By Mr. Baddour, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 149) of Steven A. Baddour, Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the business climate of the Commonwealth. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
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.155 SD2 By Ms. Flanagan, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 155) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Steven A. Baddour, Anthony W. Petruccelli, Steven A. Tolman and other members of the Senate for legislation to expand gaming in the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies].
S.183 SD1635 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 183) of Harriette L. Chandler, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation to design civics as a high school graduation requirement. Education.
S.274 SD1512 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 274) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Frederick E. Berry, Richard T. Moore, Frank I. Smizik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to residents of continuing care retirement communities. Elder Affairs.
S.289 SD1874 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 289) of Bruce E. Tarr, Susan C. Fargo, Michael R. Knapik, Richard T. Moore and others for legislation to protect public health. Elder Affairs.
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.324 SD1198 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 324) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard T. Moore for legislation to establish an independent redistricting commission. Election Laws.
H.389 HD317 By Mr. Alicea of Charlton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 389) of Geraldo Alicea and others for legislation to increase the penalties imposed for rape of mentally retarded persons. The Judiciary.
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.701 SD762 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 701) of Cynthia S. Creem, Richard T. Moore and Thomas P. Conroy for legislation to hold health professionals liable in emergency response. The Judiciary.
S.808 SD937 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 808) of Thomas P. Kennedy and Richard T. Moore for legislation to regulate the period of time for the commencement of actions against providers of health care. The Judiciary.
S.820 SD31 By Mr. Montigny, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 820) of Mark C. Montigny, Louis L. Kafka, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to anti-human trafficking and protection [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
S.827 SD1380 By Mr. Montigny, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 827) of Mark C. Montigny, Russell Holmes, Alice Hanlon Peisch and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the commercial exploitation of people [Joint Committee on 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.876 SD658 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 876) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Susan C. Fargo, Michael R. Knapik and others for legislation to establish an animal abuse registry. 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.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.886 SD998 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 886) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard T. Moore for legislation to increase penalties for driving without a license or registration. 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.892 SD1846 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 892) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Timilty, Katherine M. Clark, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for a special commission to study the feasibility and cost of adopting the federal parole guidelines. The Judiciary.
S.919 SD680 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 919) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Thomas M. Stanley, Richard T. Moore, James J. Dwyer and other members of the General Court for legislation to require recordkeeping at public construction worksites in order to protect first responders. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.921 SD1547 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 921) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sean Garballey, Ellen Story, Karen E. Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a middle-skills council and the creation of regional skills academies in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.964 HD298 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 964) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to burial benefits of veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
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.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.1062 SD129 By Mr. Timilty, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1062) of James Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Bruce J. Ayers and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize the Norfolk County Commissioners to borrow money for the renovation of buildings at Norfolk County Agricultural High School in the town of Walpole [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1088 SD75 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1088) of James B. Eldridge and Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act providers. Public Health.
S.1094 SD1503 By Ms. Fargo, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1094) of Sánchez, Provost, Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to restrict the sale of tobacco products at locations where health professional are employed [Joint Committee on Public Health].
S.1170 SD1091 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1170) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard T. Moore for legislation to expand the determination of need threshold. Public Health.
H.1179 HD1523 Relative to insurance reimbursements for emergency ambulance service
S.1211 SD1610 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1211) of Welch, Walz, Story and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a primary safety belt law [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
H.1284 HD1643 By Mr. Brownsberger of Belmont, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1284) of William N. Brownsberger and others relative to the witholding of rent. The Judiciary.
H.1287 HD1590 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to penalties for breaking and entering a firearm retail wholesaler or manufacturer. The Judiciary.
S.1287 SD143 By Mr. Donnelly, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1287) of McGee, Eldridge, Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the annual allowance for widows and widowers of certain public employees [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1290 SD365 By Mr. Donnelly, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1290) of Lewis, Eldridge, Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to health reimbursement accounts [Joint Committee on Public Service].
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.
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.1527 SD617 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1527) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard T. Moore for legislation to increase restaurant competitiveness. 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.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.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.1541 SD1178 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1541) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Sal N. DiDomenico, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to property tax exemption for persons over the age of seventy. Revenue.
H.1566 HD1711 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1566) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the lawful ownership, use, possession, transfer, purchase, receipt or transportation of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1573 SD825 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1573) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Thomas M. Stanley, Richard T. Moore, James J. Dwyer and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to flying flags at half-staff upon the death of a police officer or firefighter. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.1624 SD945 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1624) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, James B. Eldridge, Randy Hunt and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for accountability and transparency in the finances of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1627 SD1263 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1627) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to the accountability of the governor's council. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1628 SD1330 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1628) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard T. Moore for legislation to make government more effective and efficient. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1629 SD1409 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1629) of Bruce E. Tarr, Paul Adams and Richard T. Moore for legislation to control fixed costs of state government. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1654 SD29 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1654) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sean Garballey, Katherine M. Clark, George T. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1655 SD1587 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1655) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Bruce E. Tarr, Thomas M. Stanley, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to require electrical service restoration in the event of a disruption. 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.1756 SD1095 By Mr. Keenan, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1756) of Moore and Keenan for legislation relative to the transfer of boat registration between family members [Joint Committee on Transportation].
S.1778 SD899 By Mr. Pacheco, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1778) of Moore, Rodrigues, Eldridge and other members of the Senate for legislation concerning the safety of school children embarking and disembarking school buses [Joint Committee on Transportation].
S.1794 SD424 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1794) of Bruce E. Tarr, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Richard T. Moore and others for legislation to verify the effectiveness of flagmen. 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.1818 SD493 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1818) of John Hart, Jr., James T. Welch, David T. Vieira, James M. Cantwell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to fuel and shelter benefits for veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
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.1825 SD1525 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1825) of John Hart, Jr., Todd M. Smola, Sal N. DiDomenico, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to train and certify veterans service officers and agents. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1835 SD528 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1835) of James E. Timilty, Thomas P. Kennedy, Marc R. Pacheco, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to exempting active military personnel from certain licensing renewal requirements. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.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.1902 HD2633 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1902) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for legislation to establish the Massachusetts opportunity rebuilding and expansion infrastructure program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.1999 SD2035 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Patricia Jehlen, Patricia A. Haddad, Richard Moore and Thomas P. Conroy for legislation to extend hospice care to the MassHealth basic and MassHealth essential programs. Health Care Financing.
S.2012 SD2074 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. ) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. The Judiciary.
S.2027 SD2073 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2027) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to real estate tax abatements. Revenue.
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.2115 HD2078 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2115) of John V. Fernandes and others for legislation to further define affordable housing. Housing.
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.2348 HD2636 By Ms. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2348) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.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.2401 HD2627 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2401) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to establishing a primary motor vehicle seatbelt violation for operators or passengers not wearing a safety belts. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2789 HD2238 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2789) of John V. Fernandes and others for legislation to further regulate the renting or leasing of illegal residential premises. Housing.
H.2911 HD3088 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2911) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to allow police officers to make arrests outside their territorial jurisdiction. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3330 HD1300 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3330) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to the criminal penalties for organized retail theft. The Judiciary.
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.3557 HD3363 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3557) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to providing tax deductions for certain school supply expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers. Revenue.
H.3587 HD3681 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century. The Judiciary.
H.3636 HD3888 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to establish a penalty for parents, legal guardians or caretakers failing to report the death of a minor child. The Judiciary.
H.3684 HD1889 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3684) of John V. Fernandes and others that the State Purchasing Agent give preference to products or services manufactured or produced in the United States. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3686 HD3245 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3686) of Thomas J. Calter and others for legislation to promote the participation of veteran owned businesses in state contracting. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
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.3829 HD4023 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Daniel Winslow and others for legislation to provide power outage rebates to consumers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3900 HD4233 By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3900) of Peter J. Durant and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) relative to amending the charter of the town of Southbridge. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3905 HD3892 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Donald F. Humason, Jr., Colleen M. Garry and others relative to the reporting of a missing child. The Judiciary.
H.3962 HD3853 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to require drivers employed by companies transporting students to submit to alcohol and drug testing. Transportation.
H.4056 HD4232 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation to establish a special fund to be used for the replanting of trees in certain storm damaged areas. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.4058 HD4231 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation to authorize municipal finance oversight boards to extend the time period for emergency appropriations. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.4535 HD4612 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4535) of George N. Peterson, Jr., Richard T. Moore and Michael O. Moore (by vote of the town) for legislation to establish a building maintenance fund in the town of Northbridge. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Massachusetts State Senator Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge) is presently serving his ninth term in the Massachusetts Senate representing 14 Southern Central Massachusetts towns formally known as the Worcester and Norfolk district. In early 2013, Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) appointed Senator Moore to the position of Senate President Pro Tempore, one of the top two leadership posts after Senate President. In this capacity, Senator Moore assists the Senate President and the Senate Majority Leader in the running of the Senate and presides during sessions when the Senate President is temporarily absent .

In addition to his leadership as Senate President Pro Tempore, Senator Moore also serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules, which controls the flow of legislation; and is a member of the Committee on Bills in Third Reading, which gives bills final review before coming up for near final approval by the Senate. On the national level, the Senator recently served as President of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the NCSL Foundation. Presently, he serves as co-chair of the NCSL Task Force on International Relations; and is a member of the NCSL Task Force on Federal Health Reform Implementation and the Task Force on Immigration and the States .

Prior to his election to the Massachusetts Senate in 1996, Senator Moore served in the Clinton Administration as Associate Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C. from 1994-1996 and served nine terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1977 – 1994. He was also selectman of his home town of Hopedale, Massachusetts from 1970-1978 and served as president of the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association from 1975-76.

Personal Information

Profession: Educational Administrator
Spouse: Joanne Moore (Bednarz)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Pets: Cats (Syko, Moet, Mimi, Maya, El Diablo)
Interests: History, Government, Public Policy, Teaching, Reading

Career Highlights

  • Key architect of the landmark Massachusetts health care reform law that has resulted in near universal access to health care and established the foundation for health cost containment
  • Election by the nation’s thousands of state legislators as President of the National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Led efforts to establish the Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park and the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor to appropriately recognize the region’s role in our nation’s history

Education & Public Service

  • Colgate University, M.A.
  • Clark University, A.B.
  • Hopedale High School
  • Mass. Senate (1996-present)
  • Associate Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency (1994-1996)
  • Mass. House (1977-1994)
  • Massachusetts Health and Education Facilities Authority (1968-1970); Selectman (1970-1978, chairman 1971, 1972, 1974 and 1977)
  • Richard T. Moore

  • Richard T. Moore

  • Richard T. Moore

  • Richard T. Moore

Worcester and Norfolk - Consisting of the towns of Blackstone, Douglas, Dudley, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millville, Northbridge, precincts 1 and 3, Oxford, Southbridge, Sutton, Uxbridge and Webster in the county of Worcester; and the town of Bellingham in the county of Norfolk.

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