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Thomas A. Golden, Jr. Representative

D Lowell
Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

Addresses

State House
Room 527A
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2020
Fax: 617-570-6578
Email: Thomas.Golden@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
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.85 SD261 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 85) of Stephen M. Brewer, James Arciero, Elizabeth A. Poirier, Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to maintain public water systems. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.102 SD1066 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 102) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Anne M. Gobi, Jennifer E. Benson, Christopher N. Speranzo and others for legislation to update reciprocity for licensing optometrists. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.
H.187 HD709 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 187) of Alice K. Wolf and others for legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.375 HD891 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 375) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to public housing innovation program. 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.400 HD829 By Mr. Atsalis of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 400) of Demetrius J. Atsalis, Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to create a narcotics offender registry. The Judiciary.
H.458 HD83 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 458) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to impose a penalty for the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The Judiciary.
S.461 SD754 For legislation to further regulate insurance underwriting and motor vehicle liability ratings
S.661 SD330 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 661) of Stephen M. Brewer, Shaunna O'Connell, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Cleon H. Turner and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the common defense. The Judiciary.
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].
H.712 HD315 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 712) of David M. Nangle, Kevin J. Murphy and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. relative to protecting the rights of custodial and other non teaching employees of school districts. Public Service.
H.722 HD95 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 722) of Kevin Aguiar and others relative to the calculation of wages of correctional officers for retirement purposes. Public Service.
S.762 SD936 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 762) of Eileen M. Donoghue and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. for legislation relative to personal recognizance. The Judiciary.
S.832 SD1676 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 832) of Richard T. Moore, Viriato Manuel deMacedo, Michael O. Moore, Demetrius J. Atsalis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to deceptive weapons. 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.
H.1016 HD1554 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 1016) of Kevin J. Murphy and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the ability of independent auto repair businesses to repair automobiles after the expiration of any warranty. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.1030 SD146 By Ms. Flanagan, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1030) of Golden, Fargo, Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow municipalities to invest in credit unions [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].
S.1098 SD1683 By Ms. Fargo, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1098) of deMacedo, Eldridge, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to adopt the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act [Joint Committee on Public Health].
H.1111 HD1684 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1111) of Kevin J. Murphy and others that persons seventeen years of age or older be authorized to participate in certain elections in the city of Lowell. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
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.
S.1186 SD295 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1186) of Stephen M. Brewer, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Cleon H. Turner, Elizabeth A. Poirier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to an unloaded rifle or shotgun. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1207 SD1582 By Ms. Donoghue, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1207) of Golden and Donoghue for legislation to increase the penalties for the illegal possession of firearms [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
H.1208 HD1577 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1208) of Kevin J. Murphy and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. for legislation to establish the office of Commissioner of Insurance as an elected position. Financial Services.
H.1212 HD1039 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1212) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others for legislation to establish an advisory commission on motor vehicle body repair labor rates for the purpose of implementing insurance reforms. Financial Services.
S.1223 SD1628 By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1223) of Winslow, Timilty, Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit the confiscation of lawfully owned firearms during a state of emergency [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
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.
H.1305 HD1402 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1305) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to child care involvement of non-custodial parents. The Judiciary.
H.1306 HD1405 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1306) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to shared parenting in cases of divorce. The Judiciary.
H.1349 HD1882 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1349) of David M. Nangle, Kevin J. Murphy and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. relative to dangerous weapons. The Judiciary.
S.1378 SD659 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1378) of Nangle, Golden and Tarr for legislation to adjust the pension wages of Robert B. Noonan, a retired teacher in the Chelmsford school system [Joint Committee on Public Service].
H.1393 HD1899 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1393) of Linda Dorcena Forry, John A. Hart and others for legislation to establish a "right to know" policy for certain temporary employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1416 HD1644 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1416) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to establish a child psychiatry access project within the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1417 HD1646 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1417) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the coordination of mental health care for children. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
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.
H.1567 HD1716 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1567) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the right to carry firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1568 HD1721 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1568) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibit subdivisions of the Commonwealth from further restricting the use or possession of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1626 HD1591 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1626) of Kevin J. Murphy and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. for legislation to permit certain retired and divorced public employees to change beneficiaries. Public Service.
H.1627 HD1606 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1627) of Kevin J. Murphy, Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and Eileen M. Donoghue (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Lowell be exempt from certain collective bargaining procedures in the purchase of group insurance policies for employees and retired employees of said city. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.1631 HD1428 By Mr. James J. O'Day of West Boylston, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01631) of David M. Nangle and others relative to the retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Social Services. Joint Committee on Public Service.
H.1654 HD1037 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1654) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation to clarify the terms of certain public employee collective bargaining agreements. Public Service.
S.1661 SD74 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1661) of James B. Eldridge, James Arciero, Cory Atkins, Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others for legislation relative to water meter testing fees. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1670 SD1043 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1670) of Barry R. Finegold, Kevin J. Murphy, Sal N. DiDomenico, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to utility service call centers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1671 HD1550 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1671) of Steven M. Walsh and others for legislation to authorize early childcare providers to participate in collective bargaining with the department of early education and care. Public Service.
H.1707 HD1566 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1707) of Kevin J. Murphy and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. relative to providing a tax deduction for certain health care expenses. Revenue.
H.1708 HD1569 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1708) of Kevin J. Murphy and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. relative to providing a tax deduction for certain motor vehicle insurance premiums. Revenue.
H.1709 HD1948 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1709) of Kevin J. Murphy and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. relative to the sales tax on certain over the counter medicines. Revenue.
H.1752 HD1819 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1752) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to promoting responsible contracting on state construction projects. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1858 HD2958 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1858) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to promote asset development in transitional assistance programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.1901 HD2760 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1901) of Linda Dean Campbell and others for legislation to establish a board of registration of behavior analysts within the Division of Professional Licensure. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.
H.2002 HD2848 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2002) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to the costs imposed upon the municipal and district ratepayers due to public drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems capital upgrades. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.2233 SD2178 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2233) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., Kevin J. Murphy and David M. Nangle for legislation to authorize the city of Lowell to acquire easements over certain parcels of land. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.2357 HD2293 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2357) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the use of epinephrine, adrenaline or other agents by optometrists in the treatment of anaphylaxis. 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.2410 HD2853 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2410) of Cory Atkins and others (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Chelmsford to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies for employees, retirees and dependents without being subject to collective bargaining. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2713 HD3180 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2713) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to establishing a middle-skills council and the creation of regional skills academies in the Commonwealth. Education.
H.2875 HD1382 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2875) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to further regulate the method of calculating the period of time for employees in filing certain complaints with the Attorney General under the labor relations laws of the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.2987 HD3510 By Representative Cabral of New Bedford and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2987) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Benjamin B. Downing and others for legislation to promote economic development and job growth in gateway cities designating residential tax abatement zones. Revenue.
H.3007 HD3079 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3007) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to create an income tax credit for qualified tuition and fees for higher education. Revenue.
H.3229 HD3366 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3229) of James Arciero and others relative to the registration of certain sex offenders. The Judiciary.
H.3301 HD3123 By Mr. Pedone of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3301) of Vincent A. Pedone and others relative to tax credits for the design and development of video game and interactive digital media products. Revenue.
H.3309 HD3131 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3309) of John H. Rogers and others relative to the revenue to the stabilization fund. Ways and Means (Joint).
H.3379 HD1580 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3379) of David M. Nangle, Kevin J. Murphy and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. relative to authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenace to release certain property interests and easements in Lowell Heritage State Park. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.3554 HD2321 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3554) of Bruce Tarr and others relative to the taxation of persons primarily engaged in agriculture, farming or commercial fishing. Revenue.
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.3716 HD3369 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3716) of [PETITIONERS LIST] (by vote of the town) relative to the number of voting precincts in the town of Chelmsford. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3881 HD4200 By Representative Arciero of Westford and Senator Fargo, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3881) of James Arciero, Susan C. Fargo and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Chelmsford to lease a certain parcel of land in said town for agricultural purposes. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
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.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.

Tom is currently serving as State Representative for the 16th Middlesex District which includes Lowell and Chelmsford. Throughout his career at the State House Tom has served on various committees such as Banks and Banking, Revenue, Healthcare, Energy, Public Safety and Chair of the House Committee on Bills in the Third Reading. He currently is serving as Vice-Chair of Election Laws and is a committee member on Community Development & Small Business as well as Steering, Policy & Scheduling. As State Representative, Tom has had the opportunity to work on projects that have been significant in the revitalization of the Greater Lowell Area. The most recent is his efforts in keeping the Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles in Lowell. He has been a partner on projects such as the Acre Plan, the Lawrence Mills Project, UMASS Lowell Bellegarde Boat House/Boat Ramp, UMASS Lowell Student Recreational Center and the UMASS Lowell Emerging Technology Building. Tom was also involved in the expansion of Route 3. Projects include the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail, J.A.M. and a new judicial center. Tom continues to be a strong advocate for sound barriers and mental health parity. During the 2009-2010 Legislative Session, Tom filed a wide range of bills to assist the citizens of Chelmsford, Lowell, and the entire Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Current legislation just signed into law on August 8, 2010 was the revising and improving of the State’s Prescription Monitoring Program. Tom has worked to eliminate the diversion of prescription drugs specifically opioids. Another piece of legislation is the expanding on the definition of how a sex offender “lures” or solicits a child. Tom is now moving forward with a new piece of legislation that would make a police chase a felony. Tom continues to work with the House Committees on Education and Ways & Means to elevate Local Aid and Chapter 70 funding to the communities he represents. On a community level Tom is currently serving as the Chair of the Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau. Tom also runs two charitable fundraisers per year. The Turkey Dinner Basket is held in November and the Centralville Baseball League/Pawtucketville Youth Organization Comedy Night is held in the Spring. Additionally, Tom is a Mass Licensed Realtor and Auctioneer. Tom is a life-long resident of and Lowell and resides in Centralville with his wife Joane and daughters Abby and Lilly

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator and Realtor.
Spouse: Joane
Children: 2
Interests: Skiing/Traveling/Reading

Career Highlights

  • Prescription Monitoring
  • Advocacy of Mental Health Concerns/Issues Substance Abuse
  • Small Business

Education & Public Service

  • UMASS Lowell M.B.A. 2001
  • UMASS Lowell Bachelor of Science Business Administration 1993
  • Lowell High School 1989
  • MA House 1995-present
  • PMP Governor Signing

  • Representative Tom Golden with Flag Background

  • Representative Thomas Golden at Chelmsford Solar Panel

Sixteenth Middlesex, Consisting of Chelmsford: Precincts 2, 3, 6; Lowell: Wards 5, 6, 9.

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