Stanley C. Rosenberg 188th (2013 - 2014) President of the Senate

D Amherst
Stanley C. Rosenberg

Addresses

State House
332
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1500
Fax: 617-722-1072
Email: Stan.Rosenberg@masenate.gov
District Office
1 Prince Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 584-1649
Fax: (413) 582-0113
Bill Docket Bill Title
H.116 HD1030 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 116) of Kay Khan, Marcos A. Devers and Stanley C. Rosenberg relative to state agency assessments for the safe and appropriate placement of certain children . Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.170 SD385 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 170) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Daniel A. Wolf, Karen E. Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to cultural district eligibility for the MassWorks infrastructure program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.312 SD1242 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 312) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Stanley C. Rosenberg, David M. Rogers and Benjamin Swan for legislation to modernize voter registration and jury pool lists. 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.387 SD757 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 387) of Marc R. Pacheco, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Stanley C. Rosenberg and Theodore C. Speliotis for legislation relative to safer alternatives to toxic chemicals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.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.984 HD2669 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 984) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric 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.1031 SD1612 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1031) of John F. Keenan, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Daniel A. Wolf, Cleon H. Turner and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Medical Marijuana program. Public Health.
H.1032 HD3336 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1032) of Peter V. Kocot and Stanley C. Rosenberg relative to the composition of the citizens advisory committee for the former Northampton State Hospital. Health Care Financing.
H.1067 HD3396 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1067) of Sean Garballey and others relative to further regulating the Public Education Nominating Council and Public Higher Education. Higher Education.
S.1091 SD688 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1091) of Marc R. Pacheco, Stanley C. Rosenberg, John V. Fernandes, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a board of registration in naturopathy. Public Health.
S.1625 SD380 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1625) of John Hart, Jr., Paul McMurtry, Chris Walsh, Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a disaster and emergency aid fund for Massachusetts artists. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
S.1880 SD1896 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James B. Eldridge, Therese Murray, Bruce E. Tarr, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the Senate for legislation to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
S.2028 SD1997 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Michael Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2082 HD2654 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2082) of John W. Scibak and Stanley C. Rosenberg relative to establishing a statewide discount program for pharmaceuticals. Public Health.
S.2281 SD2106 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senatre, No. 2281) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jay Livingstone, Frank I. Smizik, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote public safety and to protect access to reproductive health care facilities. The Judiciary.
H.2374 HD1719 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2374) of Stephen Kulik, Benjamin B. Downing and Stanley C. Rosenberg relative to transferring the employees of the Franklin Regional Council of Governments to the State Employees' Retirement System. Public Service.
H.2844 HD2337 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2844) of Peter V. Kocot and Stanley C. Rosenberg for legislation to authorize the Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey to the city of Northampton certain parcels of land in said city for use by the Northampton Rotary Club to construct a public park. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2845 HD3347 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2845) of Peter V. Kocot and Stanley C. Rosenberg that the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance, in consultation with the Commissioner of Agricultural Resources, be directed to convey a certain easement in the city of Northampton to the Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, L.L.C. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2882 HD3192 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2882) of John W. Scibak and others for the annual proclamation by the Governor designating May 4th as PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day, to raise awareness of the occurrence of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome. 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.3286 HD3510 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3286) of Stephen Kulik and Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Sunderland to continue the employment of Richard E. Dickinson as a call firefighter. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3619 HD3808 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Downing, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen Kulik, Benjamin B. Downing and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council of the city of Northampton and by vote of the town of Williamsburg) that the town of Williamsburg may acquire a perpetual easement to be held jointly with the city of Northampton for the purposes of a multi-use recreation trail. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3769 HD3955 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3769) of John W. Scibak and Stanley C. Rosenberg (by vote of the town) that the town of Hadley be authorized to increase the number of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages in said town. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4330
By Request
HD4324 By Mr. Mark of Peru (by request), a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to student learning time at Mohawk Trail Regional School District. Education.

Senator Stan Rosenberg was unanimously elected by his colleagues to be the 93rd President of the Massachusetts Senate on January 7, 2015. Since his first election, Senator Rosenberg has remained deeply committed to improving the lives of the people of Massachusetts. He is the first Jewish and first openly gay legislator to lead the Massachusetts Senate in its over-three-hundred year history.

A 1977 graduate of UMass Amherst, where he earned a B.A. in Community Development & Arts Management, Rosenberg began his work in public service as an aide to former State Senator and longtime Congressman John Olver. He was first elected to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1987.

Rosenberg was then elected to the Senate in 1991, where he has been entrusted by his colleagues time and again with leadership positions such as Majority Leader, President Pro Tempore, and Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

To fellow residents of the Pioneer Valley, Stan is known as an accessible, responsive leader and champion of affordable and world-class education, fair taxation, government transparency, and environmental protection. He played a key role in the passage of many groundbreaking bills guaranteeing equality before the law in the Commonwealth. Stan was a chief strategist behind the passage of a 2000 bill aimed at curtailing racial profiling, and after the Supreme Judicial Court legalized same-sex marriage in 2003, he was a key leader in the fight on Beacon Hill to preserve that newly won right.

Stan has been a consistent advocate for increasing access to government and participation in our democracy. As chair of the Election Laws Committee, he coauthored the 1993 “Motor Voter” law, an overhaul of our election laws to modernize our system and boost voter turnout. He was twice tasked with redrawing the Commonwealth’s political boundaries as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Redistricting. Under Stan’s leadership, the new boundaries were enthusiastically accepted, unlike in many states which found themselves mired in costly lawsuits. Stan was lauded for the exceptionally transparent process in 2010-11, resulting in the creation of new minority-majority districts that better reflect the changing demographics of the Commonwealth.

Stan’s attention is never far from economic policies and job creation. As Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways & Means, he passed a long-overdue wage hike for the Commonwealth’s lowest-paid human service workers. Stan played a key role on the Dairy Revitalization Task Force, which began efforts to strengthen our dairy industry and assist Western Massachusetts farmers. In 2009, at the height of the “great recession”, Stan coauthored a comprehensive package of fiscal relief for our cities and towns. As chief architect of the 2011 law establishing expanded gaming, Stan ensured we learned from the successes and failures of other states by conducting impartial research and writing a law that guaranteed local participation.

To his neighbors, Stan is a humble and hardworking man who shares their progressive values and possesses a strong moral compass towards what is fair and right. He can often be found at church suppers, community meetings, farmers’ markets, and pie auctions across the Pioneer Valley and North Quabbin. In his spare time he enjoys gardening, reading, traveling, languages, and cooking – especially his “famous” tomato sauce. He lives in Amherst with his partner Bryon Hefner.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Revere High School
  • University of Massachusetts/Amherst
  • Massachusetts Senate, 1991 – present (First Assistant Majority Leader, 1999 – 2002, President Pro Tempore 2003 – 2013, Majority Leader 2013 – 2015)
  • Mass. House (1987-'91)
  • Senate President Therese Murray and Senator Rosenberg look on as Counsel General of Israel to New England Yehuda Yaakov addresses members of the Senate.

  • Senator Rosenberg celebrates the 30th anniversary of the North Quabbin Community Coalition with Executive Director Rebecca Bialecki

  • Senator Stanley Rosenberg

  • Senator Rosenberg talks with students from his district during annual Student Government Day at the State House.

  • Senator Rosenberg and Representative Paul Mark welcome Northfield Students to the Senate Chamber after a ceremony welcoming their newly designed town flag to the State House

  • Senator Rosenberg joins Representative Scibak and State Treasurer Steve Grossman to break ground on the new Plains Elementary School in Hadley, MA.

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