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Harriette L. Chandler Assistant Majority Leader

D Worcester
Harriette L. Chandler

Addresses

State House
Room 312C
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1544
Fax: 617-722-1357
Email: Harriette.Chandler@masenate.gov
District Office
Phone: (508) 797-3373

Committee Membership

Bill Docket Bill Title
S.26 SD236 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 26) of Karen E. Spilka, Anthony W. Petruccelli, John Hart, Jr., James F. Burke, Jr., Mass. Sheriff's Assoc. and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand juvenile jurisdiction, increase public safety and protect children from harm. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.135 HD364 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 135) of James J. O'Day and others relative to housing and support services to unaccompanied homeless youth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.200 SD1000 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 200) of Stephen M. Brewer, Todd M. Smola, James M. Murphy, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to geography education. Education.
S.208 SD1489 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 208) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Michael R. Knapik, Harriette L. Chandler, Karen E. Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to dropout prevention and recovery. Education.
S.209 SD34 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 209) of Katherine M. Clark, Jason M. Lewis, John W. Scibak, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation realtive to healthy youth and sex education. Education.
S.223 SD765 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 223) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Marc R. Pacheco, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the quality in early education care centers. Education.
S.316 SD179 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 316) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Harriette L. Chandler, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the pre-registration of voters. Election Laws.
H.321 HD304 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Rosenberg, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 321) of Sarah K. Peake, Stanley C. Rosenberg and others relative to coordinating the availability of transit services to employees of existing and expanding businesses by the Massachusetts Office of Business Development. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.354 SD998 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 354) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Katherine M. Clark, Michael Barrett, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to healthy families and businesses . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.525 HD1033 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 525) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting students. Education.
S.612 SD1592 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 612) of Marc R. Pacheco, Anne M. Gobi, Michael R. Knapik, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to further enhance efficiency and accountability of operations at local housing authorities. Housing.
S.633 SD657 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 633) of William N. Brownsberger, Harriette L. Chandler, Katherine M. Clark, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to extend the statute of limitations in civil child sexual abuse cases. The Judiciary.
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.
H.664 HD992 By Messrs. Calter of Kingston and Fresolo of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 664) of Thomas J. Calter and others for legislation to implement a boating education program within the Division of Law Enforcement of the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.714 SD1570 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 714) of Cynthia S. Creem, Elizabeth A. Malia, Harriette L. Chandler, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to juvenile life without parole sentences. The Judiciary.
S.741 SD1690 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 741) of Robert L. Hedlund, Thomas M. Stanley, Martha M. Walz, John P. Fresolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent animal cruelty. The Judiciary.
H.870 HD1078 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 870) of Edward F. Coppinger, Harriette L. Chandler and Denise C. Garlick relative to continuing education of insurance producers. Financial Services.
S.932 SD188 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 932) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Martha M. Walz, Harriette L. Chandler, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to amend the municipal ticket law. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.981 HD1537 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 981) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation relative to financial services contracts for dental benefits corporations. Financial Services.
H.982 HD1538 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 982) of John W. Scibak and others relative to increasing treatment choices in dental insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.983 HD1539 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 983) of John W. Scibak and others relative to limiting retroactive denials of dental insurance claims. Financial Services.
H.986 HD2612 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 986) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others that group and non-group insurance plans cover medical or drug treatments to correct or repair disturbances of body composition caused by HIV-associated lipodystrophy syndrome. Financial Services.
S.1003 SD231 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1003) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Daniel A. Wolf, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to workplace safety for social workers. Public Health.
S.1023 SD820 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1023) of John Hart, Jr., Harriette L. Chandler, Chris Walsh, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand the interscholastic athletic head injury safety training program to include private schools. Public Health.
H.1050 HD2440 By Ms. Provost of Somerville and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1050) of Denise Provost and others relative to mammography services and breast cancer early detection for medical assistance recipients. Health Care Financing.
S.1070 SD1391 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1070) of Richard T. Moore, Michael O. Moore, Anne M. Gobi, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.1094 HD3238 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1094) of John J. Binienda and others for legislation to further enhance efficiency and accountability of operations at local housing authorities. Housing.
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.
H.1145 HD2025 By Mr. Rosa of Leominster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1145) of Dennis A. Rosa and others relative to operations at local housing authorities. Housing.
S.1153 SD72 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1153) of Michael O. Moore and Harriette L. Chandler for legislation relative to accreditation bodies for forensic and scientific labs. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1340 SD992 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1340) of John Hart, Jr., Michael O. Moore, Harriette L. Chandler and Stephen M. Brewer for legislation relative to the preservation and expansion of live musical and theatrical productions. Revenue.
S.1508 SD235 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1508) of Michael O. Moore, Harriette L. Chandler, John J. Binienda, John P. Fresolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to lease or sell the National Guard armory in the city of Worcester. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1572 SD705 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1572) of Cynthia S. Creem, Alice Hanlon Peisch, James B. Eldridge, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1842 SD1814 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Karen E. Spilka, Kate Hogan, John H. Rogers, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the MetroWest commission on the status of women and girls. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1859 HD3216 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Wolf, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1859) of Stephen Kulik, Daniel A. Wolf and others relative to municipal zoning, subdivision control, and master planning. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1863 SD1869 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael O. Moore and Harriette L. Chandler for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Tina Giangregorio, an employee of the highway division of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Public Service.
S.1959 SD1927 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Ruth B. Balser, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure parity for mental health and substance abuse treatment. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1983 HD2657 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1983) of Patricia A. Haddad and Harriette L. Chandler for legislation to include physician assistants in the interscholastic athletic head injury safety training program. Public Health.
H.3119 HD296 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Rosenberg, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3119) of Sarah K. Peake, Stanley Rosenberg and others for legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds. Transportation.
H.3349 HD1932 By Mr. Fresolo of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3349) of John P. Fresolo and others relative to the procurement policies of the housing authority of the city of Worcester. Housing.
H.3509 HD3684 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3509) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Northborough to use certain insurance proceeds. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3510 HD3685 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3510) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Northborough to use insurance proceeds to compensate fire and police personnel, injured in the line of duty, as a salary offset. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3661 HD3817 By Messrs. Vega of Holyoke and Mahoney of Worcester, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Aaron Vega, John J. Mahoney and others for legislation to establish post-employment sick leave banks. Public Service.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator.
Spouse: Burton Chandler
Children: 3

Career Highlights

  • Served as House Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care in her last two terms in the House
  • First woman from Worcester ever to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate
  • • Currently serves as the Senate Majority Whip, Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health; Co-Chairs the Prevention for Health Caucus, Central Massachusetts Caucus, and Legislature’s Oral Health Caucus

Education & Public Service

  • Wellesley College, B.A. '59
  • Clark University, Ph.D. '73
  • Simmons Graduate School of Management, M.B.A. '83
  • Worcester State College, Honorary Doctorate Public Administration '88
  • Served on the Worcester School Committee from 1991-1994
  • Served three terms in the House of Representatives from 1995-2001
  • First elected to the Senate in January 2001 and was re-elected in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012
  • • Formerly served as the Assistant Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, Co-Chair of the Brain Injury Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Caucus of Women Legislators
First Worcester -- Consisting of the towns of Boylston, Clinton, precincts 3 and 4, Holden, Northborough, precincts 1, 2 and 4, Princeton and West Boylston, and the city of Worcester, wards 1 to 4, inclusive, ward 8, precincts 2 to 4, inclusive, and wards 9 and 10 in the county of Worcester.

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