Stanley C. Rosenberg 187th (2011 - 2012) President of the Senate

D Amherst
Stanley C. Rosenberg

Addresses

State House
332
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1500
Fax: 617-722-1072
Email: Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.gov
District Office
1 Prince Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 584-1649
Fax: (413) 582-0113

Committee Membership

Bill Docket Bill Title
S.313 SD1836 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 313) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Cory Atkins, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Carlo Basile and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish risk-based audits of election results. Election Laws.
H.371 HD527 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 371) of Stephen Kulik and Stanley C. Rosenberg for legislation to exempt municipalities with a certain percentage of affordable rental units from low and moderate income housing laws. Housing.
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].
H.498 HD180 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 498) of John W. Scibak and Stanley C. Rosenberg relative to the appointment of a first assistant clerk for the Juvenile Court of Franklin and Hampshire counties. The Judiciary.
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.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.
S.567 SD1637 By Mr. Downing, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 567) of Benjamin B. Downing, Michael O. Moore and Stanley C. Rosenberg for legislation relative to student records coordination across public higher education institution [Joint Committee on Higher Education].
H.702 HD394 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 702) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to provide creditable service for retirement purposes for certain sabbatical leaves. Public Service.
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.772 SD1488 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 772) of James B. Eldridge, Daniel A. Wolf, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court memoralizing the Congress of the United States to restore free speech. 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].
H.861 HD427 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 861) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to promote competitively priced electricity. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.921 HD531 By Mr. Stephen Kulik of Worthington, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00921) of Stanley Rosenberg for legislation to require motor vehicle regislation applicants to provide positive proof of identity. Joint Committee on Transportation.
S.930 SD189 By Ms. Jehlen , a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 930) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Susan C. Fargo, Marty Walz, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish paid sick days. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1141 HD1955 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1141) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to protecting farm viability. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.1158 SD1122 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1158) of Marc R. Pacheco, Stanley C. Rosenberg and James B. Eldridge for legislation to establish a board of registration in naturopathy. 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].
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.1412 HD1128 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1412) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to certain independent contractors under the labor laws. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1431 SD1101 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1431) of Benjamin B. Downing and Stanley C. Rosenberg for legislation relative to appealing the assessed value of real property. Revenue.
S.1434 SD1506 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1434) of Benjamin B. Downing and Stanley C. Rosenberg for legislation to create a regional assessors implementation grant program. Revenue.
S.1648 SD774 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1648) of Gale D. Candaras, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael R. Knapik, Stanley C. Rosenberg and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to certain utility rates. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1705 SD549 By Mr. Hart, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1705) of Rosenberg and Hart for legislation to establish a disaster and emergency aid fund for Massachusetts artists [Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development].
H.1768 HD1166 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1768) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to provide for increased capacity or efficiency improvements at hydropower facilities. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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].
H.1980 HD2006 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1980) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize local boards of registrars to perform random audits of election results in precincts. Election Laws.
S.2409 Senate, July 31, 2012 - Text of the Senate amendment (Senators Brownsberger, Candaras, Chandler, Clark, Ms. Creem, DiDomenico, Donoghue, Joyce, Montigny, Rosenberg, Tarr, Welch, and Wolf ) to the House bill relating to comprehensive protection from childhood sexual abuse (House, No. 4329)
H.3311 HD596 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3311) of Stephen Kulik and Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) that the town of Montague be authorized to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3355 HD2815 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3355) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to establish a higher education matching grants program. Education.
H.3370 HD2818 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3370) of John W. Scibak and others relative to expanding the functions of the State Office for Pharmacy Services. Public Health.
H.3485 HD3767 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3485) of John W. Scibak and Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) relative to the geographic limits of a certain fire district in the town of South Hadley. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3534 HD3842 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3534) of Stephen Kulik and Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Wendell to adopt by-laws or rules and regulations to permit alternative energy, heating and sanitation systems for use in owner-occupied residential dwelling units. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3597 HD1182 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3597) of Stephen Kulik and Stanley C. Rosenberg relative to education funding for charter schools. Education.
H.3653 HD3943 (by vote of the town) that the town of South Hadley be authorized to pay a certain unpaid bill to Meadowbrook Golf
H.3748 HD4049 For legislation to authorize the board of commissioners of the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority to offer a limited early retirement incentive program for employees of said authority
H.4478 HD4572 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen Kulik and Stanley C. Rosenberg for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Judy D’Antonio, an employee of the Department of Transitional Assistance. Public Service.

Senator Stan Rosenberg was unanimously elected by his colleagues to be the 93rd President of the Massachusetts Senate on January 7, 2015. Since his first election, Senator Rosenberg has remained deeply committed to improving the lives of the people of Massachusetts. He is the first Jewish and first openly gay legislator to lead the Massachusetts Senate in its over-three-hundred year history.

A 1977 graduate of UMass Amherst, where he earned a B.A. in Community Development & Arts Management, Rosenberg began his work in public service as an aide to former State Senator and longtime Congressman John Olver. He was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1987.

Rosenberg was then elected to the Senate in 1991, where he has been entrusted by his colleagues time and again with leadership positions such as Majority Leader, President Pro Tempore, and Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

To fellow residents of the Pioneer Valley, Stan is known as an accessible, responsive leader and champion of affordable and world-class education, fair taxation, government transparency, and environmental protection. He played a key role in the passage of many groundbreaking bills guaranteeing equality before the law in the Commonwealth. Stan was a chief strategist behind the passage of a 2000 bill aimed at curtailing racial profiling, and after the Supreme Judicial Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2003, he was a key leader in the fight on Beacon Hill to preserve that newly won right.

Stan has been a consistent advocate for increasing access to government and participation in our democracy. As chair of the Election Laws Committee, he coauthored the 1993 “Motor Voter” law, an overhaul of our election laws to modernize our system and boost voter turnout. He was twice tasked with redrawing the Commonwealth’s political boundaries as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Redistricting. Under Stan’s leadership, the new boundaries were enthusiastically accepted, unlike in many states which found themselves mired in costly lawsuits. Stan was lauded for the exceptionally transparent process in 2010-11, resulting in the creation of new minority-majority districts that better reflect the changing demographics of the Commonwealth.

Stan’s attention is never far from economic policies and job creation. As Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways & Means, he passed a long-overdue wage hike for the Commonwealth’s lowest-paid human service workers. Stan played a key role on the Dairy Revitalization Task Force, which began efforts to strengthen our dairy industry and assist Western Massachusetts farmers. In 2009, at the height of the “great recession”, Stan coauthored a comprehensive package of fiscal relief for our cities and towns. As chief architect of the 2011 law establishing expanded gaming, Stan ensured we learned from the successes and failures of other states by conducting impartial research and writing a law that guaranteed local participation.

To his neighbors, Stan is a humble and hardworking man who shares their progressive values and possesses a strong moral compass towards what is fair and right. He can often be found at church suppers, community meetings, farmers’ markets, and pie auctions across the Pioneer Valley and North Quabbin. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, languages, and cooking – especially his “famous” tomato sauce. He lives in Amherst with his partner Bryon Hefner.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Revere High School
  • University of Massachusetts/Amherst
  • Massachusetts Senate, 1991 – present (First Assistant Majority Leader, 1999 – 2002, President Pro Tempore 2003 – 2013, Majority Leader 2013 – 2015)
  • Mass. House (1987-'91)
  • Senator Rosenberg and Representative Paul Mark welcome Northfield Students to the Senate Chamber after a ceremony welcoming their newly designed town flag to the State House

  • Senator Rosenberg talks with students from his district during annual Student Government Day at the State House.

  • Senator Rosenberg joins Representative Scibak and State Treasurer Steve Grossman to break ground on the new Plains Elementary School in Hadley, MA.

  • Senator Stanley Rosenberg

  • Senator Rosenberg celebrates the 30th anniversary of the North Quabbin Community Coalition with Executive Director Rebecca Bialecki

  • Senate President Therese Murray and Senator Rosenberg look on as Counsel General of Israel to New England Yehuda Yaakov addresses members of the Senate.

Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester -- Consisting of the city of Northampton and the towns of Amherst, Hadley, Hatfield, Pelham and South Hadley in the county of Hampshire; the towns of Bernardston, Colrain, Deerfield, Erving, Gill, Greenfield, Leverett, Leyden, Montague, New Salem, Northfield, Orange, Shutesbury, Sunderland, Warwick, Wendell and Whatley in the county of Franklin; and the town of Royalston in the county of Worcester.