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Paul R. Heroux Representative

D Attleboro
Paul R. Heroux

Addresses

State House
Room 236
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2430
Fax: 617-626-0335
Email: Paul.Heroux@mahouse.gov
District Office
444 Newport Ave.
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: 508-639-9511
Bill Docket Bill Title
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.
HD4062 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to the visitation rights of great grandparents. The Judiciary.
HD4311 By Mr. Zlotnik of Gardner, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik and others for legislation to eliminate the inventory tax for manufacturers. Revenue.
S.14 SD544 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 14) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to prohibit eminent domain. The Judiciary.
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.
S.27 SD345 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 27) of Thomas M. McGee, Paul J. Donato, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to foster care children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.29 SD347 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 29) of Brian A. Joyce, Paul R. Heroux and Jonathan Hecht for legislation to create a special commission on behavior modification. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.30 SD350 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 30) of Brian A. Joyce, Danielle W. Gregoire, Mary S. Keefe, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the humane treatment of disabled persons. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.72 HD538 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 72) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to providing for the public disclosure of quality indicators for the developmentally disabled. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.76 HD2871 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 76) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to access to medical treatments for children with autism. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.78 HD2945 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 78) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to services for adults with developmental disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.79 HD507 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 79) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to establishing a paid family leave program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.80 SD711 By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 80) of Michael Barrett, Cleon H. Turner, Paul McMurtry, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.85 HD2243 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 85) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to enhance opportunities for children in the custody of the Commonwealth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.87 HD523 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 87) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.90 HD1439 By Mr. Fattman of Sutton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 90) of Ryan C. Fattman and others for legislation to place photo identification on electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.99 HD1880 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 99) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to the collection and reporting of certain nursing facility resident care information. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.106 HD1789 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 106) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others for legislation to prohibit the use of procedures which cause physical pain or deny a reasonable humane existence to persons with disabilities . Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.113 HD2078 By Mr. Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 113) of John D. Keenan and others for legislation to establish a task force on child sexual abuse prevention. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.121 HD1576 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 121) of Kay Khan and others relative to the authority of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission. 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.
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.185 SD1431 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 185) of Richard T. Moore, Michael O. Moore and Paul R. Heroux for legislation to promote economic development in Gateway Towns. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.190 SD1102 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 190) of Karen E. Spilka, Daniel A. Wolf, Paul R. Heroux, John V. Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to evaluate the economic impact of transportation projects. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.334 HD333 By Representatives Benson of Lunenburg and Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 334) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to make and investigation and study to determine whether there are sufficient and appropriate services for low incidence students with disabilities. Education.
H.344 HD2870 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 344) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to addressing the needs of students with autism. Education.
S.357 SD961 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 357) of James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Jason M. Lewis, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.359 SD1112 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 359) of James B. Eldridge, Martha M. Walz, Thomas P. Conroy, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to plastic bag reduction. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.450 HD360 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 450) of James J. O'Day and others relative to age appropriate sexual health education. Education.
H.454 HD1882 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 454) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to bullying in schools. Education.
H.457 HD2923 By Representatives Peisch of Wellesley and Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 457) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the quality of education by reviving the foundation budget review commission. Education.
H.472 HD3285 By Representative Rogers of Cambridge and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 472) of David M. Rogers, Katherine Clark and others for legislation concerning media literacy in schools. Education.
H.477 HD2656 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 477) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to improve quality in early education centers and providing better access to quality early education and care. Education.
H.535 HD3314 By Mr. Zlotnik of Gardner, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 535) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik and others establishing a personal finance, civic responsibility and general legal high school social studies curriculum. Education.
H.543 HD1251 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 543) of Jonathan Hecht and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to institutional long term care in the Commonwealth. Elder Affairs.
H.545 HD1602 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 545) of Kay Khan and others relative to residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older. Elder Affairs.
H.547 HD1215 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 547) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to Department of Elder Affairs prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Elder Affairs.
S.550 SD1442 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 550) of Richard T. Moore, Jason M. Lewis, Eileen M. Donoghue, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care. Health Care Financing.
H.573 HD293 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 573) of Diana DiZoglio and others relative to municipal election ballots . Election Laws.
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.
H.657 HD3250 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 657) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to protect from net loss public lands or easements taken or acquired for natural resource. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.696 HD3089 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 696) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to reduce plastic bag pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.707 HD2597 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 707) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to further regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing to stimulate the extraction of natural gas. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.712 HD759 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 712) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.756 HD3259 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 756) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to the Endangered Species Act. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.787 HD2249 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 787) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to reduce plastic bag use through regulations and incentives. 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.
S.797 SD471 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 797) of Karen E. Spilka, Paul R. Heroux and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to establish age-appropriate accountability for children for crimes. The Judiciary.
H.802 HD850 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 802) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to further regulate the sale and disposal of mercury added thermostats. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.803 HD1092 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 803) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.835 HD464 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 835) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment. Financial Services.
H.836 HD977 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 836) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability 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.
H.840 HD1349 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 840) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to require health care coverage for emergency psychiatric services. Financial Services.
S.843 SD725 By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 843) of Michael Barrett, Cleon H. Turner, Kenneth I. Gordon, Paul R. Heroux and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide fair chances for employment. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.909 HD1343 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 909) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to include childbirth under insurance policies providing for diability income. Financial Services.
S.927 SD94 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 927) of Harriette L. Chandler, Mary S. Keefe, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women. Municipalities and Regional Government.
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.
H.973 HD835 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 973) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to prohibit certain discretionary authority by insurers. Financial Services.
S.1008 SD1108 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1008) of Benjamin B. Downing, Sal N. DiDomenico, John J. Lawn, Jr., William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to screenings for congenital heart defects for newborns. Public Health.
H.1046 HD367 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1046) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to mandate the reporting of executive compensation of private sector human service agencies to the Commissioner of Administration. Health Care Financing.
H.1075 HD3186 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1075) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to financial penalties of active duty military personnel withdrawing from postsecondary courses. Higher Education.
H.1077 HD2639 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1077) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers. Higher Education.
S.1127 SD365 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1127) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Anthony W. Petruccelli, James J. Dwyer, Aaron Vega and other members of the General Court for legislation to imorove public safety through evidence-based community corrections supervision. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1145 SD1408 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1145) of Michael R. Knapik, James T. Welch, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Michael J. Finn and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the 104th fighter wing fire department. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1165 SD551 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1165) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to remove pepper spray from firearms identification. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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.1189 HD475 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1189) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the treatment of the mentally ill in prisons. The Judiciary.
H.1193 HD981 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1193) of Ruth B. Balser, Patricia D. Jehlen and others relative to the penalty for assault and battery for certain mentally ill persons. The Judiciary.
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.
S.1214 SD594 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1214) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Paul R. Heroux, Karen E. Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to age restrictions for veterans applying to be police officers and firefighters. Public Service.
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.
S.1298 SD924 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1298) of James E. Timilty, Michael O. Moore, Mark J. Cusack, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1312 SD764 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1312) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jason M. Lewis, Gale D. Candaras, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to a tobacco excise. Revenue.
H.1323 HD3075 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1323) of Gloria L. Fox and others for legislation to permit purging of juveniles delinquency records. The Judiciary.
H.1325 HD3124 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1325) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to the sealing of youthful offender and the expungement of juvenile records. The Judiciary.
S.1409 SD556 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1409) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Paul R. Heroux for legislation to exempt certain farmers' markets from certain property taxes. Revenue.
H.1422 HD2004 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1422) of Mary S. Keefe and others relative to the penalties for debarred contractors participating in certain contracts. The Judiciary.
H.1426 HD2123 By Mr. Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1426) of John D. Keenan and others relative to juvenile life sentences. The Judiciary.
H.1455 HD3382 By Messrs. Lawn of Watertown and Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1455) of John J. Lawn, Jr., Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to the statute of limitations for certain sexual abuse crimes. 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.1486 HD1578 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1486) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities. The Judiciary.
S.1509 SD1303 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1509) of Richard T. Moore, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Michael O. Moore, John V. Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the commission on government accountability, economy, and efficiency. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1513 SD1411 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1513) of Richard T. Moore, Jason M. Lewis, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to eliminate waste and improve public oversight of state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1515 SD1439 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1515) of Richard T. Moore, Jason M. Lewis, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Randy Hunt and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote value and efficiency in the delivery of state services. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1553 HD1785 By Representatives Peisch of Wellesley and Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1553) of Alice Hanlon Peisch, Josh S. Cutler and others relative to providing protection against compelled disclosure of certain information by members of the news media. The Judiciary.
H.1555 HD2188 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1555) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to criminal complaints for failure to comply with certain lead poisoning regulations. The Judiciary.
S.1573 SD844 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1573) of Cynthia S. Creem, Sean Garballey, Kay Khan, Daniel A. Wolf and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote energy efficient lighting, conserve energy, regulate outdoor night lighting, and reduce light pollution. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1586 HD1515 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1586) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to the electronic publication of certain legal notices by government entities. The Judiciary.
H.1587 HD953 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1587) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the enforcement of certain civil rights laws. The Judiciary.
S.1588 SD522 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1588) of Cynthia S. Creem, Benjamin B. Downing, Daniel A. Wolf, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to update the bottle bill . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1588 HD1011 By Representative Rushing of Boston and Senator Chang-Diaz, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1588) of Byron Rushing, Sonia Chang-Diaz and others for legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops. The Judiciary.
H.1589 HD1172 By Messrs. Rushing of Boston and Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1589) of Byron Rushing, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations. The Judiciary.
H.1630 HD125 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1630) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further regulate the performance of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health . The Judiciary.
S.1636 SD39 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1636) of William N. Brownsberger, Sarah K. Peake, Denise Provost, Jonathan Hecht and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to reducing permitted idling times for certain motor vehicles. Transportation.
H.1638 HD466 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1638) of Benjamin Swan and others for the establishment of a Massachusetts innocence commission to analyze the circumstances of innocent persons being charged, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated. The Judiciary.
H.1643 HD489 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1643) of Benjamin Swan, Gloria L. Fox and Paul R. Heroux relative to the housing of prisoners in correctional institutions of the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
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.
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.
H.1767 HD968 By Ms. Story of Amherst and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1767) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further define comparable work. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1783 HD463 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1783) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to promoting efficient access to mental health services. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1784 HD467 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1784) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation relative to proportional payments of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1794 HD1658 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1794) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to ensure access to Department of Mental Health services for certain individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1799 HD1235 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1799) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Jennifer L. Flanagan and others relative to mental health services for children. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1804 HD1909 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1804) of Shaunna O'Connell and others for legislation to further regulate the use of psychoactive drugs on distressed patients. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1808 HD302 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1808) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to improve access to the services of educational psychologists. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1810 HD1015 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1810) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the treatment of emotionally disturbed prisoners. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
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.1874 HD1738 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1874) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others relative to the protection of puppies and kittens. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1911 HD1826 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1911) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to prohibit certain grants, incentive payments and other supplemental reimbursements to hospitals outsourcing certain health care delivery jobs. Public Health.
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.1944 HD912 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1944) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to air pollutants. Public Health.
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.1971 HD505 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1971) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to further regulate newborn pulse oximetry screening for congenital heart defects. Public Health.
H.2001 HD3000 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2001) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the availability of prescription medication during an emergency. Public Health.
H.2019 HD700 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2019) of Jason M. Lewis and others relative to personal care attendant orientation. Public Health.
H.2029 HD1307 By Ms. Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2029) of Elizabeth A. Malia, John F. Keenan and others relative to the certification of alcohol and drug free housing by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services within the Department of Public Health. Public Health.
H.2047 HD1397 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2047) of Sarah K. Peake, Patricia D. Jehlen and others providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aging. Public Health.
H.2051 HD393 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2051) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to acupuncture. 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.2087 HD449 By Representative Smizik of Brookline and Senator Barrett, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2087) of Frank I. Smizik, Michael J. Barrett and others relative to prohibiting the dispensing of food in disposable food service containers made from polystyrene or from expanded polystyrene. Public Health.
H.2103 HD2550 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2103) of Aaron Vega and others relative to creating a folic acid awareness and birth defects prevention program within the Department of Public Health. Public Health.
H.2120 HD303 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2120) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to ensure fire safety in state buildings. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2196 HD488 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2196) of Benjamin Swan, Gloria L. Fox and Paul R. Heroux for legislation to prohibit the use of inappropriate language by public safety officers in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2279 HD1939 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2279) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to mandate restroom breaks for public transit employees. Public Service.
H.2294 HD3052 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2294) of Diana DiZoglio and others relative to the appointment and reappointment of public safety officers. Public Service.
H.2295 HD3228 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2295) of Diana DiZoglio and others that certain fire fighters may wear uniforms while on duty and making solicitations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Public Service.
H.2419 HD896 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2419) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others relative to providing smoking cessation programs for certain police officers and fire fighters. Public Service.
H.2593 HD2701 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2593) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to increase the tobacco excise tax, supplement the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund and reduce youth tobacco consumption. Revenue.
H.2594 HD3002 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2594) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to promote the use of electric vehicles through sales tax incentives and other benefits. Revenue.
H.2606 HD873 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2606) of Randy Hunt and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study of the feasibility of simplifying the personal income tax code. Revenue.
H.2754 HD1598 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2754) of Aaron Vega and others for legislation to provide tax relief for persons suffering hardships due to public works projects or actions taken by municipal utility companies. Revenue.
H.2808 HD3291 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2808) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting apart the Thursday of National Volunteer Week in April as Massachusetts service and volunteerism day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2839 HD439 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2839) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to create a hospital disposition fund from the proceeds of sales of state hospitals and the crediting of such proceeds to accounts of the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Developmental Services. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2850 HD661 By Messrs. Lewis of Winchester and Vieira of Falmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2850) of Jason M. Lewis and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies, programs and services. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2875 HD1175 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2875) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to prohibit the use of state funds to purchase bottled water. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2883 HD2645 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2883) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation to encourage fair competition in bids for state contracts from qualified sources commitment to fair wages and benefits for employees. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2933 HD1941 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2933) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to natural gas pipeline safety. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2934 HD2241 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2934) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to the detection and repair of natural gas leaks and reimbursement for damages. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2935 HD2367 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2935) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to the use of coal as an energy resource in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2940 HD2590 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2940) of Sean Garballey and others relative to the reporting of hydraulic fracturing processes employed in the extraction of natural gas. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.2980 HD3320 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2980) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to comprehensive siting reform for certain land based wind projects. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3015 HD460 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3015) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to fees for an appeal of a civil motor vehicle infraction citation. Transportation.
H.3136 HD1514 By Representative Roy of Franklin and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3136) of Jeffrey N. Roy, Karen Spilka and others relative to the requirements for distinctive registration plates. Transportation.
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.3364 HD2673 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3364) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to provide tax incentives to promote housing creation for persons with disabilities. Revenue.
H.3435 HD3244 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3435) of Aaron Vega, Paul R. Heroux and Benjamin Swan for legislation to provide incentives for the employment of residents of the Commonwealth in public construction contracts. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.3596 HD3698 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Daniel B. Winslow and others for legislation to reduce sexual exploitation of victims of human trafficking. The Judiciary.
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.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.3692 HD3883 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to animal cruelty. The Judiciary.
H.3825 HD3965 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Randy Hunt and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to mandated treatment and monitoring of nonviolent offenders with substance addictions. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.3910 HD4081 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin relative to the penalty for illegal sales of controlled substances in the vicinity of premises providing services for substance addiction. The Judiciary.
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.
H.4159 HD3884 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas P. Kennedy and others relative to photographs used for driver’s licenses and identification cards. Transportation.

Career Highlights

  • Assistant Camp Director, Attleboro YMCA
  • Director of Research and Planning, Massachusetts Department of Correction
  • Special Assistant to the Commissioner, Philadelphia Prison System
  • Research Analyst, Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies; TEFL Instructor, Al Rajhi, Saudi Arabia

Education & Public Service

  • Harvard University School of Government - Master's in Public Administration
  • London School of Economics - Master's in International Relations
  • University of Pennsylvania - Master's in Criminology
  • University of Southern California - Bachelor's in Psychology & Minor in Neuroscience
Second Bristol, consisting of Attleboro Wards 1, 2, Ward 3: Precinct A, Wards 4, 5, 6.

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