Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. Representative

D Springfield
Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

Addresses

State House
Room 236
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2430
Fax: 617-722-2848
Email: Angelo.Puppolo@mahouse.gov
District Office
2341 Boston Road
Suite 204
Wilbraham, MA 01095
Phone: 413-596-4333
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
SD47 For legislation relative to spouses as caregivers.
HD65 Relative to strengthening the civil penalties of stop work orders under the workers' compensation statute
HD66 To further regulate workers' compensation
HD86 Relative to veteran retirement benefits
HD87 Relative to providing retroactive capital reimbursement for a certain nursing facility in the town of Holden
HD115 For legislation to exclude certain veterans' benefits in calculating housing assistance benefits
HD116 Relative to the appointment of veterans agents and service officers
HD124 Relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court
SD128 For legislation relative to just cause terminations.
HD162 Relative to the liability of farmers' markets
HD188 Relative to the false representation of military status
SD235 For legislation relative to patient safety
HD243 For legislation to provide certain employees in the Department of Correction with line of duty death benefits
HD272 Relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products
SD285 For legislation to combat climate change.
HD286 Relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits
HD296 Relative to child abuse reporting requirements
HD303 For legislation to expand the Department of Children and Families definition of mandated reporter
HD308 Relative to insurance coverage and payment for prescribed treatment for mitochondrial disease
HD309 To provide an income tax credit for the purchase of hearing aids
HD310 Relative to the accessibility of hearing aids
SD310 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety.
SD311 For legislation to remove the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission
SD315 For legislation relative to employees social media privacy protection.
HD331 Relative to providing hearing aid coverage for persons with profound hearing loss
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
HD338 Relative to dental licensing exams
HD343 Relative to insurance coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome
HD347 Relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases
SD354 For legislation to provide retirement benefits for veterans.
HD359 Relative to establish a structure for qualifying public depositories and establishing rules for collaterizing of public deposits
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD374 For legislation provide health benefit plan coverage for hearing aids
HD387 Relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts
HD393 To increase the property tax deferral for certain persons sixty-five years of age or older
HD401 For legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers
HD454 Relative to senior hoarding
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD497 Relative to the care of animals in cities and towns
SD516 For legislation to ensure accountability in the Department of Transitional Assistance
SD551 Relative to cueing and supervision in the personal care attendant program
HD553 Relative to dentistry licensure examinations
HD556 Relative to joint and last survivor allowances paid under the contributory retirement system
SD560 Relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants
SD561 For legislation relative to hospital profit and fairness
HD567 For legislation to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
HD582 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the Masshealth Program
HD594 Relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients
SD594 For legislation to amend the mandated reporter law.
HD611 Relative to the management of early childhood caries among MassHealth patients
HD613 Relative to angel investor tax credits
SD627 For legislation to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants
SD628 For legislation to promote the accessibility, quality and continuity of care for consumers of behavioral health, substance use disorder and mental health services.
SD630 For legislation to improve housing opportunities and the Massachusetts economy
HD658 Relative to retirement benefits for certain employees of the Department of Correction
HD664 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care
HD667 Relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility
HD668 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
HD670 Relative to Medicaid expansion
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
HD678 Relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants
HD681 That persons diagnosed with familial dysautonomia disorder receive certain services from the Department of Developmental Services
HD682 Relative to liability for the medical costs incurred by public health volunteer responders
HD687 For legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund
SD699 For legislation to promote equal choice a cost savings in health care
SD707 For legislation to promote purchasing from social enterprises by governmental bodies
SD718 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth program
SD730 For legislation to provide time to develop better measures of and assistance for student learning.
HD743 Relative to the penalties for the use or manufacture of hidden compartments for the purpose of transporting or distributing controlled substances
SD743 For legislation relative to language opportunity for our kids.
SD754 For legislation relative to vehicular homicide while driving under the influence
HD758 To prohibit the distribution in commerce of children's products and upholstered furniture containing certain flame retardants, and for other purposes
SD765 For legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
SD770 For legislation relative to healthy families and businesses
SD784 An Act relative to the disclosure of toxic chemicals in children’s products
SD785 For legislation relative to Acute-care hospitals.
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
SD797 For legislation relative to integrated behavioral health care
SD803 For legislation to fully apply telemedicine coverage.
HD804 For legislation to require health care coverage for emergency psychiatric services
SD831 For legislation to strengthen the Massachusetts home care program.
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
SD841 For legislation to require automated external defibrillators in schools.
HD887 Relative to benefits received by cities and towns prior to foreclosure of the rights of redemption under a tax title or taking
SD902 For legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties.
HD913 That tobacco tax revenues be used to reduce tobacco use
SD937 For legislation to authorize municipal use of the prudent investor standards
SD974 For legislation to protect animals during pet sales.
HD975 Relative to youth substance abuse needs
HD982 Relative to civil service creditable time
SD982 Relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property
HD984 That applications pertaining to the taxation of certain open space lands be approved only upon the taxes on such property being paid in full
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
SD1012 For legislation to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and bi-literacy
SD1016 For legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations
SD1026 For legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information.
HD1027 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities
HD1029 For legislation to establish safeguards to prevent death and disability from stroke
HD1041 Relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees
SD1081 For legislation relative to the distribution of raw milk
HD1096 For legislation to exempt regional school transportation funds from the Governor's ability to make reductions due to revenue deficiencies
HD1097 Relative to providing continuing health insurance coverage for surviving children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty
HD1098 Relative to the regional school transportation reimbursement fund
SD1100 For legislation to regulate central service technicians.
HD1129 Relative to turnaround plans for underperforming schools
SD1143 For legislation to stop educator sexual abuse, misconduct and exploitation
SD1146 For legislation relative to alternatives to foreclosure
SD1149 For legislation relative to governmental and charitable tort liability
HD1173 Relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
SD1177 For legislation relative to the health safety net trust fund
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
HD1190 Relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format
SD1200 For legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors
HD1220 That the Division of Medical Assistance provide coverage for residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older
HD1230 Relative to abusive or hostile work environments
SD1231 For legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws.
HD1234 Relative to tax havens
SD1235 For legislation to improve access to public records.
HD1298 For legislation to further define health clinics
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
HD1343 Relative to providing child care assistance to homeless families
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
HD1370 For legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws
HD1375 Relative to motor vehicle opeators leaving the scene of a collision
HD1381 For legislation to increase the annuities paid to certain disabled veterans and their families
SD1383 For legislation to study the feasibility of high-speed rail access between Springfield and Boston
HD1396 For legislation to provide volunteer firefighters with a local option real estate tax exemption
SD1399 For legislation to promote high-tech job growth in gateway cities
HD1424 Relative to access to behavioral health services for persons enrolled in MassHealth public health insurance programs
HD1425 For legislation to direct the Division of Medical Assistance to provide coverage for the treatment of opioid dependence
HD1426 Relative to borrowing by municipalities
HD1427 For legislation to mandate coverage for telemedicine behavioral health services in circumstances when office visits are not practical
HD1429 For legislation to provide additional compensation for assistant municipal collectors or assistant treasurers upon certification
HD1442 For legislation to provide pre-kindergarten education to four year old children meeting specific requirements in gateway cities
HD1457 An Act relative to direct deposit of employee compensation
SD1460 For legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care
HD1471 Relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality
SD1474 For legislation relative to local licenses and permits.
SD1482 For legislation to create a scholarship fund to increase the number of medical providers who are knowledgeable in autism.
SD1487 For legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
SD1499 For legislation relative to home care services.
HD1505 Relative to gas leak repairs during road projects
SD1555 For legislation relative to Massachusetts high school diplomas
HD1571 For legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products
HD1575 For legislation to establish penalties for debarred employers, contractors and subcontractors illegally participating in contracts
HD1578 Relative to dental insurance
SD1579 For legislation to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
HD1591 Relative to descendants email access and procedures
HD1593 For legislation to require transparency in solicitations via telephone and similar devices
HD1595 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
SD1604 For legislation relative to services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
SD1607 For legislation to improve augmentative and alternative communication opportunities for children with disabilities
SD1608 For legislation to increase current medical providers' knowledge about autism in order to improve the treatment individuals with autism receive in medical settings
HD1612 Relative to exempting veterans from the standard registration fee for veterans license plates
SD1613 For legislation to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with federal law meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
HD1614 For legislation to impose a moratorium on new mandated education pograms and expenses
SD1616 For legislation relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
HD1626 Relative to line-of-duty death and survivor benefits for police officers and fire fighters
HD1627 For legislation to increase line-of-duty death benefits for police officers and fire fighters
SD1629 For legislation to provide equal access to medical treatments essential for people with autism.
SD1639 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
HD1641 Relative to death benefits to surviving spouses of call and volunteer firefighters
HD1648 An Act relative to local procurement
HD1658 Relative to preserving eligibility for the PACE program and certain waivered services
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1690 For legislation to establish a program within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to eliminate copays and deductibles for certain high-value and low cost prescription drugs and treatments
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
HD1702 Relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders
HD1730 Relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness and the establishment of a Medicaid reimbursement enhancement fund
SD1735 For legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles.
SD1762 For legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten.
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1852 That the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals
SD1853 An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program
HD1864 Strengthening the quality and efficiency of home health care services
HD1871 Relative to state contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services
HD1886 Relative to burial benefits of veterans
HD1889 For legislation to prohibits discrimination against veterans in employment decisions
HD1890 For legislation to allocate tax credits for projects sponsored by nonprofits to provide permanent housing for formerly homeless veterans in service-based multifamily property and projects
HD1892 An Act relative to criminal record checks for referees
HD1899 For the establishment of a special commission on the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth
HD1907 Relative to establishing the office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services in the Governor's cabinet
HD1912 Relative to shelter benefits for veterans
HD1946 For legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers
HD1951 For legislation to the penalty for blocking public ways and disrupting traffic
HD1967 Relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees
HD1988 For the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to convene a Constitutional Convention to consider amendments to the Constitution to limit the influence of money in our political system
HD2005 Relative to charges associated with condominiums in tax title
HD2011 Relative to the penalties for motor vehicle operators refusing to stop for a police officer
HD2015 For legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor
HD2017 For legislation to require persons receiving unemployment insurance to register and receive orientation at a one-stop career center
HD2021 Relative to expanding access to healthy food choices in vending machines on state property
HD2035 Relative to establishing an educational mandate task force (including members of the General Court) to review all existing state mandates imposed on public schools and districts in the Commonwealth
HD2040 For legislation to provide reimbursements for certain informational technology enhancements in compliance with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career
HD2060 Relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2072 For legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status
HD2111 Relative to disclosures by individuals or entities making independent expenditures for electioneering communications
HD2116 Relative to health insurance for surviving spouses under the retirement law
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2130 For legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes
HD2137 For legislation to define and further protect vulnerable persons on the roads of the Commonwealth
HD2155 Relative to public health, substance abuse, treatment and opioids and accessible substance abuse treatment for all
HD2171 Relative to contracts for town assessors, treasurers and collectors
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2297 Relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
HD2310 For legislation to authorize municipalities to reduce the real property tax obligations of persons over the age of sixty in exchange for volunteer service
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2368 Relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2388 An Act RELATIVE TO ADULT BASIC EDUCATION ACCESS AND QUALITY
HD2399 An Act AN ACT CREATING CONSTRUCTION RELEVANCE IN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM
HD2404 For legislation to establish a working group (including members of the General Court) relative to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
HD2434 For legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to reducing injury to individuals in the care and custody of the staff of the Department of Youth Services and to the staff of the department
HD2444 Relative to increasing pension benefits for certain retired teachers and public employees
HD2453 Relative to requiring a civil service examinations for certain positions in the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Housing and Community Development
HD2455 Relative to providing tax incentives for small scale commercial development for gateway cities
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2462 Relative to the retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Housing and Community Development
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2474 Relative to public employees' workers compensation benefits
HD2475 Relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families
HD2476 For legislation to establish secure choice retirement savings plan
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2480 For legislation to limit retroactive denials of health insurance claims for mental health and substance abuse services
HD2512 For legislation to establish an animal abuse registry
HD2529 For legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive registration plates for fire fighters
HD2540 For legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty
HD2541 Relative to the definition of a veteran
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2604 Relative to the hiring of applicants who would be employed by or in schools in a positions involving direct contact with children
HD2615 That banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures
HD2617 For legislation to require seatbelts in school buses
HD2653 For legislation to establish a live theater tax credit program
HD2741 For legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents
HD2756 For legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day
HD2759 Relative to creating a rebuttable presumption of job relatedness for certain public safety personnel suffering from disabling conditions caused by exposure to infectious diseases
HD2770 Relative to the compensation of state employees serving in the Massachusetts National Guard or active reserves
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2814 Relative to leave with pay for incapacitated officers and employees of cities, towns and districts
HD2818 Relative to administering the medical assistance programs
HD2849 An Act establishing the Proudly Made in Massachusetts screen credit
HD2874 An Act requiring driver’s license suspension for persons convicted of possessing a controlled substance in an automobile with a minor present
HD2898 An Act relative to penalties for crimes against seniors
HD2909 For legislation relative to the collection of personal property taxes
HD2910 An Act relative to the development of a strategy supporting micro businesses in inner city communities
HD2931 Relative governmental and charitable tort liability in civil actions for sexual abuse of a minor
HD2947 Relative to promoting responsible contracting on state construction projects
HD2948 For legislation to further regulate the sale of tobacco products to teenagers
HD2984 Relative to pension benefits for widows
HD3160 Relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services
HD3165 Relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth
HD3190 For legislation to require the reporting of certain contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Program and the Workers' Compensation System
HD3279 An Act relative to the veteran allowance for public retirees
HD3311 Relative to the implementation or use of partnership for assessment for readiness for college and career assessments
HD3343 For legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation
HD3364 For legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning
HD3405 For legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3414 For legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program
HD3435 For legislation to exempt disabled veterans from motor vehicle registration fees on primary passenger vehicles
HD3474 An Act relative to tax title expense
HD3482 For legislation to create a special commission studying cutting, welding and hot work processes regulated by the State Fire Code
HD3552 Relative to increasing killed-in-line-of-duty benefits for public safety employees

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. is a lifelong resident of the City of Springfield. Angelo attended Springfield Public Schools and graduated from the former Classical High School. He is the son of the late former Springfield City Councilor Angelo "Duffy" Puppolo. His mother is Laura Puppolo, and he has a sister Maria. He is married to Isabel (Fernandes) Puppolo, and they have two daughters.

Angelo passed the Massachusetts Bar Exam on his first attempt, and is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. In addition, Angelo is admitted to the Connecticut Bar, the Maine Bar, and the Federal Bar for The United States District Court. He is an attorney in private practice, and Justice of the Peace.

He was also a successful small business owner, operating a plumbing and heating company his family established in Springfield three generations ago. While working, Angelo put himself through college, earning degrees in Political Science and Business Finance. In addition, Angelo has earned a Juris Doctor degree from Western New England College School of Law where he graduated with honors (CumLaude).

Angelo is an avid baseball, football and hockey fan. In his spare time, he enjoys skiing, biking, bird watching and astronomy. Angelo also enjoys collecting nautical antiques. Additionally, Angelo likes to attend the theater, and watch live performances of musicals and operas. He is a big fan of the Phantom of the Opera and the play Wicked, which are two of his all-time favorite performances.

Angelo gives much of his time in helping numerous civic and fraternal organizations including the Springfield Elks Lodge, Knights of Columbus, UNICO, Sons of Italy, ITAM Vets Hampden County Deputy Sheriff’s Association, Melha Shriners and the Meadows Lodge of Masons. He continues to work effectively with business, community, union and government leaders and gets real results. Angelo believes that every neighborhood counts.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator/Attorney
Spouse: Isabel (Fernandes) Puppolo
Children: 2
Interests: Education, Senior Citizens, Autism, Economic Development and Job Creation, Veterans, Environmental Issues and Public Safety

Career Highlights

  • Co-sponsor of legislation that requires health insurance companies to cover diagnosis of and treatment for Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Lead sponsor of and drafted the bill for Silver Alert legislation which established a coordinated, community system by trained first responders to locate missing seniors with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia
  • Successfully fought for the siting of the state’s new Springfield Data Center at the city’s former Technical High School location
  • Sponsored legislation declaring November Thrombosis Awareness Month in the Commonwealth

Education & Public Service

  • Juris Doctor, Western New England College School of Law (Cum Laude)
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, American International College, (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Associates degree in Business Finance, Springfield Technical Community College (Highest Honors)
  • Graduate of Classical High School
  • First elected to the House of Representatives in 2006
  • Prior to being elected to the House of Representatives, Angelo served as a member of the Springfield City Council for nine years and was elected by his colleagues as president of the City Council in 2001, and Vice-President in 1999 and 2000
  • Past Chairman of the Springfield Park Commission (1996-1997)
  • Member of the Springfield Planning Board (1997)
  • Rep. Angelo Puppolo at Butternut

  • Representative Angelo Puppolo Presents the ITAM with a Citation

  • Representative Angelo Puppolo

  • Rep. Angelo Puppolo & Dr. Kelly

  • Representative Angelo Puppolo at a Ribbon Cutting with Shriners

Twelfth Hampden, Consisting of East Longmeadow: Precinct 1; Springfield: Ward 6: Precincts C, D, G, H, Ward 7: Precincts B, C, D, E, G; Wilbraham