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William M. Straus Representative

D Mattapoisett
William M. Straus

Addresses

State House
Room 134
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2400
Fax: 617-722-2387
Email: William.Straus@mahouse.gov

Committee Membership

Bill Docket Bill Title
HD2465 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to stabilizing nursing facilities in the Commonwealth. Health Care Financing.
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.
H.244 HD2163 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 244) of Timothy R. Madden and others for legislation to prevent the automatic signing up of consumers for products or services . Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.250 HD1814 By Mr. Markey of Dartmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 250) of Christopher M. Markey and others for legislation to further regulate the business of secondary metals dealing. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.315 HD2041 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 315) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to the commercial fishing, shellfish and seafood industries. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.320 HD2026 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 320) of Robert M. Koczera and others relative to the issuance of a category one casino license in the southeast region. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.498 SD880 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 498) of Daniel A. Wolf, Anne M. Gobi, Brian R. Mannal, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent inappropriate denials for medically necessary services. 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.
H.566 HD3298 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 566) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to campaign finance disclosure for certain candidates seeking the office of mayor in municipalities. Election Laws.
H.651 HD1034 By Representatives Walz of Boston and Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 651) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to further regulate the financing of political campaigns. Election Laws.
H.700 HD2060 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 700) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to managing fisheries and shellfisheries. 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.
S.880 SD1342 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 880) of Marc R. Pacheco, Sal N. DiDomenico, Robert M. Koczera and William M. Straus for legislation relative to consumers and workers. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.921 HD1559 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 921) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to include licensed rehabilitation counselors in the definition of licensed mental health professionals. Financial Services.
H.947 HD2780 By Representatives Mahoney of Worcester and Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 947) of John J. Mahoney and others for legislation to establish a foreclosure mediation program within the Office of Public Collaboration at the University of Massachusetts at Boston to offer alternative to forclosures. Financial Services.
H.948 HD1606 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 948) of Elizabeth A. Malia, John F. Keenan and others for legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services. Financial Services.
H.1023 HD3030 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1023) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to establish a Medicaid and health care reform trust fund. Health Care Financing.
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.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.1260 SD431 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1260) of Marc R. Pacheco, Michael J. Rodrigues, William M. Straus and Antonio F. D. Cabral for legislation relative to establishing binding arbitration for Bristol County correction officers. Public Service.
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.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.1707 SD1144 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1707) of Karen E. Spilka, John F. Keenan, Sal N. DiDomenico, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for public input into public transit decisions. Transportation.
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.
H.2401 HD368 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2401) of James J. O'Day and others relative to public employees' workers compensation benefits. Public Service.
H.2403 HD371 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2403) of James J. O'Day and others relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
H.2637 HD1931 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2637) of Robert M. Koczera and others relative to municipal sewer tax credits. Revenue.
H.2638 HD1935 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2638) of Robert M. Koczera and others relative to charges associated with condominiums in tax title. Revenue.
H.2639 HD2030 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2639) of Robert M. Koczera and others relative to increasing the cap on the historic rehabilitation tax credit. Revenue.
H.2901 HD3387 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2901) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.3980 HD4160 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3980) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others (with the approval of mayor and city council) that the city of New Bedford be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4037 Text of an amendment (offered by Mr. DeLeo of Winthrop and other members of the House) to the Senate Bill enhancing protection for victims of domestic violence (Senate, No. 1897). April 8, 2014.

Personal Information

Profession: Attorney

Education & Public Service

  • Harvard Kennedy School, MPA
  • Middlebury College (Vermont), B.A.
  • Georgetown University, J. D.
  • Mattapoisett Conservation Commission
  • Massachusetts Hazardous Waste Facilities Site Safety Council
  • Mass. House (1993-Present)
Tenth Bristol, Consisting of Fairhaven; New Bedford: Ward 3: Precinct A, Ward 4: Precincts D, E; Marion (Plymouth Co.); Mattapoisett (Plymouth Co.); Rochester (Plymouth Co.)

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