Thomas P. Kennedy Senator

D Brockton
Thomas P. Kennedy

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State House
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Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1200
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Email: Thomas.Kennedy@masenate.gov
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Brockton, MA 02301
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Bill Docket Bill Title
S.13 SD695 By Mr. Rosenberg, petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 13) of Stanley Rosenberg, Thomas Kennedy, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative and referendum petitions. The Judiciary.
S.28 SD202 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 28) of Gale D. Candaras, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Cory Atkins, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve quality in early education and care by family child care providers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.50 HD117 By Ms. Creedon of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 50) of Geraldine M. Creedon and others that school bus operators be included as mandatory reporters of suspected child abuse or neglect. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.52 HD964 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 52) of Sean Garballey and others providing access to hearing aids for children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.87 HD140 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 87) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to regulate the record-keeping procedures of scrap metal dealers. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.91 SD1817 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 91) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Thomas P. Kennedy and Jason M. Lewis for legislation relative to identity fraud. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.107 HD489 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 107) of James J. Dwyer and others establishing a travelers bill of rights. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.134 SD737 By Ms. Spilka, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 134) of Karen E. Spilka, Chris Walsh, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to form a commission on for-profit schools [Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure].
H.180 HD420 By Mr. Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 180) of John D. Keenan and others for legislation to increase the membership of the Commission on Falls Prevention within the Department of Public Health relative to the prevention of falls in the elderly community. Elder Affairs.
S.200 SD914 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 200) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Thomas P. Kennedy, Jason M. Lewis, Steven A. Tolman and other members of the General Court for legislation to teach the history of working people. Education.
H.279 HD269 By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 279) of Michael A. Costello, Robert L. Hedlund and Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to enable the formation by individual health care providers of accountable care organizations. Financial Services.
S.314 SD870 By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 314) of Stanley C. Rosenberg, Thomas P. Kennedy, Denise Provost, Frank I. Smizik and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the integrity of initiative and referendum petitions. Election Laws.
H.363 HD573 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 363) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to establish an apprentice training program for the rehabilitation of foreclosed properties within the Department of Housing and Community Development. Housing.
H.365 HD871 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 365) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to development of local housing authority surplus land. Housing.
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.
S.461 SD754 For legislation to further regulate insurance underwriting and motor vehicle liability ratings
S.477 SD925 By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 477) of James T. Welch and Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to establish a universal driver's trust fund to offset the costs of uninsured motorists. Financial Services.
S.499 SD1175 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 499) of James B. Eldridge, Susan C. Fargo, Gale D. Candaras, Thomas P. Kennedy and others for legislation relative to the countable assets of medical assistance recipients. Health Care Financing.
S.522 SD229 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 522) of Michael O. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, Anne M. Gobi, Thomas P. Kennedy and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide immediate relief to small business on health care costs. Health Care Financing.
H.541 HD467 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 541) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to include family child care providers under certain collective bargaining laws governing public employees. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.543 SD915 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 543) of Marc R. Pacheco, Cory Atkins, Sal N. DiDomenico, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to patient safety. Health Care Financing.
H.592 HD913 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 592) of Sean Garballey and others promoting workplace safety for social workers. Public Health.
H.593 HD917 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 593) of Sean Garballey and others relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers. Public Health.
H.632 HD159 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 632) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation relative to the exposure of public safety officials to the AIDS virus or infectious hepatitis. Public Health.
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.676 SD1546 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 676) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Cory Atkins, Denise Provost, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to require judicial foreclosure. The Judiciary.
H.701 HD364 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 701) of Jay Kaufman and others relative to cost of living adjustments for retired public employees of the Commonwealth. Public Service.
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.
H.703 HD397 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 703) of Jay R. Kaufman, John P. Fresolo and Thomas M. Kennedy relative to minimum pensions for retirees of city, town, county, region, district or authority retirement systems. Public Service.
H.765 HD474 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 765) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to sustain community preservation. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.828 SD10 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 828) of Michael O. Moore, Jennifer L. Flanagan, James J. Dwyer, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to assault and battery on a police officer. The Judiciary.
S.867 SD1286 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 867) of Karen E. Spilka, Carolyn C. Dykema and Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to enhance safety and security in courthouses . The Judiciary.
S.869 SD1671 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 869) of Karen E. Spilka, Theodore C. Speliotis, Thomas P. Kennedy, Michael J. Finn and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft. The Judiciary.
H.890 HD263 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 890) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to further regulating recycling rates and expanding the bottle bill, so-called. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.938 HD339 By Ms. Kathi-Anne Reinstein of Revere, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00938) of Thomas Kennedy and Kathi-Anne Reinstein relative to eliminating transit fares for certain members of the armed forces and their dependents. Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.946 HD865 By Mr. Carl M. Sciortino of Medford, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00946) of Carl M. Sciortino and others that the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to promulgate rules for the regulation of car-sharing organizations in the Commonwealth. Joint Committee on Transportation.
H.980 HD1217 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 980) of Kay Khan and others for legislation relative to reckless endangerment of persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.982 HD1863 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 982) of James J. O'Day and others relative to job opportunities for people with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.988 HD1891 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator DiDomenico, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 988) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to improve economic opportunities for low and moderate income households and other residents. Community Development and Small Businesses.
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].
H.1097 HD1515 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1097) of Kay Khan and others relative to personal care or managerial services contracts for families caring for elderly relatives. Elder Affairs.
S.1107 SD874 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1107) of Robert L. Hedlund, Thomas P. Kennedy, Bruce E. Tarr and James J. Dwyer for legislation relative to prescription drug rebates. Public Health.
H.1129 HD1255 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1129) of James M. Cantwell and Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to establish a grant program to assist cities and towns in repairing, rebuilding and restoring beaches, shores, seawalls and other coastal property. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1179 HD1523 Relative to insurance reimbursements for emergency ambulance service
H.1180 HD1536 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1180) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance reimbursements for emergency ambulance service. Financial Services.
H.1183 HD1873 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1183) of Geoff Diehl and others for legislation to provide mortgage consolidation and relief. Financial Services.
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.1246 SD329 By Mr. Timilty, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1246) of James E. Timilty, Thomas P. Kennedy, Denise Andrews and Karen E. Spilka for legislation relative to the Architectural Access Board [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
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.
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.1418 SD1851 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1418) of Katherine M. Clark, Stephen L. DiNatale, Robert M. Koczera, Thomas P. Kennedy and other members of the General Court for legislation to create jobs and strengthen small business. Revenue.
S.1427 SD831 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1427) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Linda Dorcena Forry, Denise Andrews, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the community development partnership program. Revenue.
H.1439 HD1035 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1439) of Kevin G. Honan and Thomas P. Kennedy relative to municipal review of proposed land use or structures not requiring a special permit or a variance. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1475 SD395 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1475) of Michael R. Knapik, Gale D. Candaras, Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a tax exemption for a taxpayer supporting an elderly relative. Revenue.
S.1476 SD407 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1476) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to establish a sales tax retention allowance. Revenue.
S.1505 SD1790 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1505) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Patricia A. Haddad, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas P. Kennedy and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage a better business climate and job creation in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1522 SD826 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1522) of Karen E. Spilka, Robert M. Koczera, James B. Eldridge, Thomas P. Kennedy and others for legislation to strengthen working families by increasing tax exemptions and dependent care tax credits. Revenue.
H.1553 HD1832 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1553) of Paul Brodeur and others for legislation requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all residential, governmental and commercial structures. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1557 HD1016 By Mr. Honan of Boston and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1557) of Kevin G. Honan and others relative to further regulating the Architectural Access Board of the Department of Public Safety to promote accessible housing for people with disabilities. Housing.
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.1692 SD418 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1692) of Karen E. Spilka, Kate Hogan, Cory Atkins, James B. Eldridge and others for legislation to establish a cell phone users bill of rights. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1729 SD1838 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1729) of Harriette L. Chandler, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Thomas P. Kennedy, Sal N. DiDomenico and others for legislation to provide certain medical information on drivers licenses. Transportation.
S.1751 SD186 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1751) of Patricia D. Jehlen, James B. Eldridge and Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to require the posting of certain street signs. Transportation.
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.
H.1839 HD1352 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1839) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to regulate the powers of tree wardens in municipalities in the Commonwealth. Municipalities and Regional Government.
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.1849 SD1339 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1849) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Michael O. Moore, Dennis A. Rosa, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to rejuvenate restaurants. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.1937 HD2787 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1937) of Louis L. Kafka and another relative to the consideration of ergonomically designed school buildings. Education.
H.1940 HD2233 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1940) of William N. Brownsberger and others for legislation to include the history of working people and the labor movement in the United States in the public school curriculum. Education.
H.2018 HD2105 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2018) of Timothy R. Madden, Daniel A. Wolf and Thomas P. Kennedy relative to farmers markets. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2044 HD2628 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2044) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Thomas P. Kennedy and Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera relative to the sale of homeowners insurance. Financial Services.
H.2082 HD2573 By Mr. Fallon of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2082) of Christopher G. Fallon and others for legislation to regulate claims for services of patients in nursing and long-term care facilities. Health Care Financing.
H.2083 HD2337 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2083) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to transfers of assets by MassHealth members. Health Care Financing.
H.2086 HD2996 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2086) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers. Health Care Financing.
H.2097 HD2780 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2097) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to excluding certain retirement funds from countable assets of medical assistance recipients. Health Care Financing.
H.2152 HD2085 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2152) of Michael D. Brady and others relative to providing indemnity from prosecution for probation officers and court officers employed by the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.2173 HD2887 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2173) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to establishing criteria for the compassionate release of terminally ill inmates from correctional institutions. The Judiciary.
H.2240 HD2051 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2240) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to authorize judicial clarification of ownership in eviction proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.2252 HD2766 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2252) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to ensuring confidentiality for victims of rape and domestic violence. The Judiciary.
H.2274 HD2947 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2274) of Chris Walsh and others relative to requiring the use of escrow accounts during rent disputes. The Judiciary.
H.2322 HD2983 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2322) of Andrews and others relative to handicapped parking spaces regulated by cities and towns Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.2341 HD2102 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2341) of Michael D. Brady and others relative to pediatric home care services. Public Health.
H.2409 HD2552 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2409) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to establish and mandate safety standards for the installation of television dishes. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2567 HD2088 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2567) of Chris Walsh and others establishing a property tax incentive for small property improvements. Revenue.
H.2704 HD3243 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2704) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others relative to the solicitation of charitable donations for profit. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.2834 HD3400 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2834) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a fund to provide services for victims of human trafficking. The Judiciary.
H.3039 HD1380 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 3039) of Byron Rushing and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the seal and motto of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3304 HD3439 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3304) of Bruce J. Ayers and Thomas P. Kennedy for legislation to provide improved access to taxicabs for persons with disabilities. Transportation.
H.3310 HD1379 By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3310) of Alice K. Wolf and others relative to the personal care services administered by the Division of Medical Assistance. Public Health.
H.3628 HD2980 By Mr. Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3628) of Thomas P. Conroy and others relative to the disclosure of consumer credit financial records. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator
Religion: Roman Catholic
Interests: Travel, Music, History

Career Highlights

  • Ombudsman for City of Brockton
  • Brockton City Council
  • Congressional Aide to Congressman Brian Donnelly

Education & Public Service

  • Cardinal Spellman High School
  • Our Lady of Hope Seminary
  • Stonehill College, BA
  • Harvard University, MPA
  • Brockton City Council Ward 2 (1978-1985)
  • Chairman Ward 2 Democratic Committee (1978-present)
  • Mass. House (1983-2008)
  • Mass. Senate (2009-present)
Second Plymouth and Bristol - Consisting of the city of Brockton and the towns of East Bridgewater, precincts 1 to 3, inclusive, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Plympton and Whitman, all in the county of Plymouth; and the town of Easton, precincts 1 and 2, in the county of Bristol.