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SD1993 By Mr. Rush, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush, Bruce J. Ayers, Edward F. Coppinger, Claire D. Cronin and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home modifications for seniors. Revenue.
HD3864 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to repeal the 2013 sales tax on computer and software technology services. Revenue.
S.64 SD1523 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 64) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bruce J. Ayers, Richard J. Ross, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect disabled persons from financial exploitation. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.133 HD3384 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 133) of Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation to eliminate fraud in the public assistance programs by requiring stringent asset and identity verification checks before the awarding of benefits. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.143 SD1535 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 143) of Michael F. Rush, Linda Campbell, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Martin J. Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Veterans Assistance Trust Fund. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.151 HD1379 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 151) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to assist people with disabilities in realizing their rights and exercising their responsibilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.171 SD694 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 171) of Eileen M. Donoghue and James E. Timilty for legislation relative to hybrid technology incentives. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.194 SD1497 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 194) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, James E. Timilty and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to establish a permanent annual sales tax holiday. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.207 SD1419 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 207) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine M. Clark, Barry R. Finegold, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to revive the Foundation Budget Review Commission. Education.
H.231 HD242 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 231) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty relative to unsolicited credit cards, checks, and vouchers by mail. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.288 SD1653 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Harriette L. Chandler, Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Commonwealth's nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.339 SD1586 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 339) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and James E. Timilty for legislation relative to voter identification. Election Laws.
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.
S.430 SD953 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 430) of Cynthia S. Creem, James E. Timilty, Joan Lovely and Theodore C. Speliotis for legislation to provide health insurance coverage for scalp hair prosthesis. Financial Services.
S.554 SD1499 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 554) of Richard T. Moore, Kay Khan, Anne M. Gobi, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect health care reform funding. Health Care Financing.
S.585 SD189 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 585) of Michael O. Moore, Tom Sannicandro, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission on the funding needs for quality public higher education. Higher 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.724 SD319 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 724) of Benjamin B. Downing, James E. Timilty and William Smitty Pignatelli for legislation relative to heroin trafficking. The Judiciary.
H.732 HD274 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 732) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to establishing a department of environmental protection appeals board. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.813 SD1581 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 813) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the appropriate use of public funds. The Judiciary.
S.815 SD1667 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 815) of Bruce E. Tarr, Matthew A. Beaton, Katherine M. Clark, Angelo L. D'Emilia and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance assessment information of the sexual offender registration board. The Judiciary.
H.863 HD122 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 863) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services. Financial Services.
S.908 SD777 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 908) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, William N. Brownsberger, Michael J. Rodrigues, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide services to adults with developmental disabilities. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.909 SD781 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 909) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, William N. Brownsberger, Michael J. Rodrigues, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.928 HD248 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 928) of Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and James E. Timilty relative to the health insurance of children of divorced parents. Financial Services.
H.929 HD251 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 929) of Louis L. Kafka and others that health insurance policies that cover infantile cataract surgery provide coverage for aphakic lenses for treatment and rehabilitation. Financial Services.
H.930 HD253 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 930) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the cancellation of certain health insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.931 HD1433 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 931) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to health insurance coverage for mastectomies. Financial Services.
S.967 SD310 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 967) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Steven S. Howitt, Richard T. Moore, James M. Cantwell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the powers of town moderators. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.976 HD342 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 976) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
H.979 HD1197 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 979) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation provide health benefit plan coverage for hearing aids. Financial Services.
H.989 HD1737 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 989) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others relative to Lyme disease treatment coverage. Financial Services.
H.1008 HD1577 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1008) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to the annual reporting of patient safety by health care providers. Health Care Financing.
S.1118 SD524 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1118) of Katherine M. Clark, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, Thomas J. Calter and James E. Timilty for legislation relative to criminal justice training regarding persons with autism spectrum disorder. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1135 HD254 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1135) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to establishing a lottery process in selecting buyers and/or renters for low and moderate income housing units. Housing.
S.1140 SD302 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1140) of John F. Keenan, James E. Timilty and Randy Hunt for legislation to require a firearms licensing authority to provide a receipt for firearm license applications. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1292 SD1621 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1292) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Timilty, Geoff Diehl, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a property tax credit to surviving spouses of certain public safety personnel. Public Service.
S.1293 SD1664 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1293) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Timilty and Michael R. Knapik for legislation for accidental death benefits for volunteer deputy sheriffs. Public Service.
H.1337 HD191 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1337) of William C. Galvin and others relative to fees by paid to the Registry of Deeds. The Judiciary.
S.1358 SD614 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1358) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a tax exemption for a taxpayer supporting an elderly relative. Revenue.
S.1360 SD666 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1360) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and James E. Timilty for legislation relative to tax credits for prescription drugs. Revenue.
S.1361 SD797 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1361) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to tax deductions for contributions to college savings plans. Revenue.
S.1374 SD67 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1374) of Michael O. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, Keiko M. Orrall, Eileen M. Donoghue and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a meals tax holiday. Revenue.
H.1413 HD258 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1413) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the health of public safety officers exposed to hypodermic syringes or hypodermic needles. The Judiciary.
H.1417 HD262 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1417) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty relative to the public availability of prospective juror lists. The Judiciary.
S.1432 SD1568 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1432) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, James E. Timilty and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to exempt certain medical supplies from the state sales tax. Revenue.
S.1433 SD1600 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1433) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, James E. Timilty, Geoff Diehl and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce the sales tax to 5%. Revenue.
S.1445 SD1762 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1445) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Timilty, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to create an incentive for job creation. Revenue.
S.1469 SD931 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1469) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Kay Khan, James E. Timilty, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to flying flags at half-staff upon the death of a police officer or firefighter. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1471 SD951 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1471) of Kenneth J. Donnelly and James E. Timilty for legislation relative to Public Safety Memorials. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.
S.1672 SD442 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1672) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Bradford Hill, John D. Keenan, Alice Hanlon Peisch and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Save Our Children's Sight Fund. Transportation.
H.1674 HD578 By Represenative Walsh of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1674) of Martin J. Walsh, John A. Hart and others relative to national criminal offender record information checks for persons working with individuals served by the Department of Mental Retardation. The Judiciary.
S.1712 SD1673 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1712) of Bruce E. Tarr, Theodore C. Speliotis, Carlo Basile, John D. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the license plate system of the Commonwealth. Transportation.
S.1749 SD1564 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1749) of Michael F. Rush, Bruce E. Tarr, Linda Campbell, Martin J. Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the term "Gold Star" and for related purposes. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
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.1848 HD212 By Messrs. Howitt of Seekonk and Barrows of Mansfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1848) of Steven S. Howitt, F. Jay Barrows and others (by vote of the town) for legislation amending the charter of the town of Norton. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
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.
S.1854 SD1865 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Brian M. Ashe, Bruce J. Ayers, Jay F. Barrows and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. Transportation.
S.1864 SD1795 By Mr. Rush, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael F. Rush, Edward F. Coppinger, Walter F. Timilty, Thomas P. Kennedy and other members of the General Court for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the city of Boston, The Brigadier General William J. Gormley III Bridge . Transportation.
S.1914 SD1898 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Linda Campbell and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animal welfare and safety. The Judiciary.
H.1997 HD285 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1997) of Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation to regulate the sharing of foods at potluck events, so-called. Public Health.
H.2000 HD1639 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2000) of Louis L. Kafka and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the safety of dental amalgam. Public Health.
S.2008 SD1992 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to juvenile life with parole . The Judiciary.
H.2153 HD267 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2153) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to fire protection systems for buildings and structures. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2263 HD607 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2263) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others for legislation to provide special line of duty death benefits to public safety officers. Public Service.
H.2414 HD275 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2414) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining agreements with non-commissioned officers of the Department of State Police. Public Service.
H.2549 HD1090 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2549) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the taxation of persons primarily engaged in agriculture, farming or commercial fishing. Revenue.
H.2588 HD805 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2588) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
H.2712 HD1509 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2712) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to exempt farmers’ markets from certain property taxes. Revenue.
H.2717 HD1333 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2717) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to create an income tax credit for qualified tuition and fees for higher education. Revenue.
H.2739 HD389 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2739) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to Norfolk County revenues and expenditures. Revenue.
H.2831 HD269 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2831) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty relative to authorizing the conveyance of certain state land in the town of Sharon. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2964 HD1571 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2964) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3085 HD270 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3085) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty for legislation to expand the "the ride" service of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to communities within twenty-five miles of the city of Boston. Transportation.
H.3385 HD3538 By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael A. Costello and others for legislation to require certain telecommunications service companies to provide call center service assistance. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3460 HD3615 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas Kennedy and others relative to providing for home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.3503 HD3612 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others relative to the issuance of "Boston Strong" motor vehicle registration plates. Transportation.
H.3635 HD3795 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Donna Salois, an employee of the Wrentham Development Center. Public Service.
H.3886 HD4049 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty relative to benefits for court officers and county sheriff office employees. The Judiciary.
H.3887 HD4050 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty for legislation to authorize Paul Scott Noe, an employee of the Trial Court, to transfer his vacation benefits accrued during his time in the Norfolk County Sheriff's Department. The Judiciary.
H.4200 HD4310 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the scheduling of high school athletic contests. Education.

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Bristol and Norfolk -- Consisting of the city of Attleboro, ward 3, precinct B, ward 4, precincts A and B, ward 5, precincts A and B, ward 6, precincts A and B, and the towns of Mansfield, Norton, Rehoboth and Seekonk in the county of Bristol; and the towns of Foxborough, Medfield, Sharon, precincts 1, 4 and 5, and Walpole in the county of Norfolk.

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