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Byron Rushing Majority Whip

D Boston (South End)
Byron Rushing

Addresses

State House
Room 234
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2783
Fax: 617-722-2238
Email: Byron.Rushing@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
H.235 HD2891 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 235) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.267 HD999 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 267) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.507 HD145 By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 507) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and Byron Rushing relative to establishing a YouthBuild program in the Commonwealth. Education.
S.515 SD1059 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 515) of James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis, Martha M. Walz, William Smitty Pignatelli and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish Medicare for all in Massachusetts. Health Care Financing.
S.572 SD875 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 572) of Daniel A. Wolf, Michael Barrett, Tom Sannicandro, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure effective health care cost control. Health Care Financing.
S.577 SD1445 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 577) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal access to higher education and generating revenue for the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
S.643 SD568 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 643) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Benjamin B. Downing, Cynthia S. Creem, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity. The Judiciary.
S.644 SD747 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 644) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Byron Rushing, Denise Andrews, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the collection and analsis of data realitve to traffic stops. . The Judiciary.
H.680 HD1976 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 680) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others for legislation to establish a pet grooming license. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.749 HD1669 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 749) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.796 SD362 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 796) of Karen E. Spilka, Martha M. Walz, William N. Brownsberger, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
H.829 HD1503 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 829) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to protect groundwater. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.837 HD1265 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 837) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of certain insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.838 HD1269 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 838) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies. Financial Services.
S.942 SD618 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 942) of James B. Eldridge, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.952 SD1488 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 952) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Louis L. Kafka, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.985 SD1392 By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 985) of Michael Barrett, Carlos Henriquez, Jason M. Lewis, Kenneth I. Gordon and other members of the General Court for legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth. Public Health.
H.1035 HD699 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1035) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund. Health Care Financing.
H.1053 HD1677 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1053) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to compare cost savings under existing cost control laws to cost savings that could be achieved under a single payer health care system. Health Care Financing.
H.1078 HD3385 By Representatives Provost of Somerville and Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1078) of Denise Provost and others relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions. Higher Education.
H.1127 HD3170 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1127) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to provide financing for the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents. Housing.
S.1133 SD772 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1133) of James B. Eldridge, Elizabeth A. Malia, Patricia D. Jehlen, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the appropriate use of solitary confinement. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1134 SD1033 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1134) of James B. Eldridge, Michael Barrett, Ellen Story, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a special commission on inmate and prisoner suicides. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1135 SD1116 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1135) of James B. Eldridge, Anthony W. Petruccelli, Patricia D. Jehlen, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation to restore community trust in Massachusetts law enforcement. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1156 HD1870 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1156) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing. Housing.
S.1172 SD1101 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1172) of Karen E. Spilka, Louis L. Kafka, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure the safety of people with pets in disasters. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1194 HD1331 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1194) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation require county and state correctional facilities to provide substance abuse services to certain inmates. The Judiciary.
H.1243 HD1124 By Ms. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1243) of Linda Campbell and others relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases. The Judiciary.
H.1314 HD1219 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1314) of John V. Fernandes and others for legislation to provide certain access to electronic mail accounts of decedents in probating estates . The Judiciary.
H.1433 HD826 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1433) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates. The Judiciary.
H.1456 HD691 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1456) 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.
H.1457 HD693 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1457) of Jason M. Lewis and others relative to the use and protection of personal information in criminal investigations. The Judiciary.
S.1463 SD1596 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1463) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Linda Dorcena Forry, James B. Eldridge, Elizabeth A. Malia and other members of the General Court for legislation to create equitable job access. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1613 HD2620 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1613) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation to clarify the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law. The Judiciary.
S.1626 SD735 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1626) of Robert L. Hedlund, Jason M. Lewis, William N. Brownsberger, Tom Sannicandro and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the treatment of elephants. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.1646 HD1202 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1646) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offenses. The Judiciary.
H.1684 HD1014 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1684) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to further define privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
H.1712 HD2206 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1712) of Marjorie C. Decker and others for legislation to provide economic stability for displaced non professional airport employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1739 HD504 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1739) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish earned paid sick time for certain employees rendering personal care. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1750 SD856 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 1750) of Daniel A. Wolf, James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Michael Barrett and other members of the General Court for the adoption of resolutions to amend the federal budget. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.1852 HD279 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1852) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the care of animals in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1981 HD39 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1981) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.2017 HD655 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2017) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to prohibit the participation of health care professionals in the torture and abuse of prisoners. Public Health.
H.2076 HD215 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2076) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients. Public Health.
H.2086 HD284 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2086) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. Public Health.
H.2156 HD431 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2156) of Kay Khan and others relative to establishing a Massachusetts correction commission (including members of the General Court) to study, review and report on activities of the Department of Correction. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2672 HD2138 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2672) of Aaron Michlewitz and others relative to providing for tax credits for certain same sex couples. Revenue.
H.2687 HD1359 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2687) of James J. O'Day and others relative to the taxation of certain income. Revenue.
H.2898 HD599 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2898) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation to prohibit the Commonwealth from contracting with companies that do not comply with federal regulations for the certification of minerals originating in the Congo. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2941 HD3128 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2941) of Sean Garballey and others relative to improving outdoor lighting and increasing dark-sky visibility. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2943 HD1105 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2943) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to include noncarbonated non-alcoholic beverages in the bottle law, so-called. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3002 HD1504 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3002) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the State House art commission and State House architect. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.3211 HD2679 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by resolution, House, No. 3211) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to take certain actions concerning national budgetary matters. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3238 HD3435 By Mr. Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 3238) of Thomas P. Conroy and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to reducing poverty in the Commonwealth . Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3253 HD2678 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3253) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to further regulating the licensing, sale and possession of firearms and increasing the tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3256 HD2002 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3256) of Aaron Michlewitz and others relative to the transmission of firearms background check information. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3316 HD2631 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3316) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a voluntary firearm turn-in program. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3342 HD2803 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3342) of James M. Cantwell and others for legislation to authorize the Department of Agricultural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations governing boarding kennels and daycare facilities for dogs. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3595 HD3643 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a homeless bill of rights. Housing.
H.3639 HD3836 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor. Public Health.
H.4037 Text of an amendment (offered by Mr. DeLeo of Winthrop and other members of the House) to the Senate Bill enhancing protection for victims of domestic violence (Senate, No. 1897). April 8, 2014.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • New York City and Syracuse Public Schools
  • Harvard College
  • M.I.T.
  • Ward 4 Democratic Committee
  • Mass. House 1983 - present
Ninth Suffolk, Consisting of Boston: Ward 4: Precincts 2, 4, 5, 7, Ward 5: Precincts 2, 10, Ward 8: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4; Ward 9: Precincts 1, 2, 3.

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