Aaron Vega Representative

D Holyoke
Aaron Vega

Addresses

State House
Room 134
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2400
Fax: 617-626-2224
Email: Aaron.Vega@mahouse.gov
District Office
295 High Street
Second Floor
Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-650-2727
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD235 For legislation relative to patient safety
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
HD369 Relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food
SD519 For legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers
SD543 For legislation to establish a meals tax holiday.
SD633 For legislation relative to home energy efficiency.
SD883 For legislation to enhance employment opportunities
SD906 For legislation to create the Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
SD987 For legislation relative to financial literacy in schools
SD1001 For legislation to promote restorative justice practices
SD1026 For legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information.
SD1116 For legislation to grow the creative economy.
SD1202 For legislation relative to building real incentives for college savings
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
SD1383 For legislation to study the feasibility of high-speed rail access between Springfield and Boston
SD1417 For legislation relative to medical placement of terminal and incapacitated inmates.
HD1442 For legislation to provide pre-kindergarten education to four year old children meeting specific requirements in gateway cities
SD1515 For legislation to authorize the conveyance of a certain parcel of land in the city of Holyoke.
SD1640 For legislation relative to create an innovative communities program.
HD1703 An Act to Create a Gateway Cities Public Safety Pilot Program
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
HD1851 For legislation to establish a Massachusetts artist workspace tax credit
HD1853 For legislation to establish a tax exemption for artisan products sold in cultural districts
HD1867 For legislation to establish the Olmsted Park improvement fund
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
SD1887 For legislation relative to education.
HD1892 Relative to criminal record checks for referees
HD1900 Foe legislation to establish a task force to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses
HD1902 Relative to school nutrition
HD2301 Relative to the liability of historical preservation organization employees
HD2400 An Act AN ACT RELATIVE TO IMITATION FIREARMS
HD2724 For legislation to authorize members of the General Court to solemnize marriages and communicate directly with state agencies
HD2880 Relative to direct mailings
HD2894 For legislation to establish a college tuition tax deduction
HD2910 An Act relative to the development of a strategy supporting micro businesses in inner city communities
HD2921 An Act establishing a foundation budget reserve account
HD3413 That the Honor and Remember Flag be designated as the symbol of the Commonwealth’s concern and commitment to honoring and remembering the lives of all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving
H.70 HD1595 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 70) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.79 HD1343 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 79) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to providing child care assistance to homeless families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.124 HD1946 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 124) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others for legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.144 HD1019 By Mr. Crighton of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 144) of Brendan P. Crighton and others relative to the establishment of community benefit districts in cities and towns. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.160 HD1593 By Ms. Cariddi of North Adams, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 160) of Gailanne M. Cariddi and others for legislation to require transparency in solicitations via telephone and similar devices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.219 HD2257 By Messrs. Kuros of Uxbridge and Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 219) of Kevin J. Kuros, Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to a establish a "second chance" lottery to help address the problem of lottery ticket litter. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.222 HD270 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 222) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.236 HD2907 By Mr. Mirra of West Newbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 236) of Leonard Mirra and others that the Division of Professional Licensure amend the Uniform State Plumbing Code and associated regulations to include a category of agricultural buildings and operations. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.245 HD1785 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 245) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.249 HD1137 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 249) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to the occupation of advanced dental hygiene practitioner. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.305 HD426 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 305) of Brian M. Ashe and others relative to the mandatory minimum age for children to attend kindergarten. Education.
H.340 HD1471 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 340) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality. Education.
H.341 HD2917 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 341) of Marjorie C. Decker and others for legislation to establish pilot programs for universal pre-kindergarten in gateway cities and other low-income neighborhoods or communities. Education.
H.345 HD3529 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 345) of Diana DiZoglio and others relative to financial literacy programs in schools. Education.
H.396 HD1547 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 396) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to providing expanded learning time for students. Education.
H.418 HD2664 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 418) of Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation to prohibit the withholding of diplomas to students meeting all requirements except a score on a state standardized test. Education.
H.422 HD1698 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 422) of Kay Khan and others relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students. Education.
H.423 HD2704 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 423) of Kay Khan and others relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting students. Education.
H.429 HD2844 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 429) of Jay D. Livingstone and others for legislation to increase participation in early childhood care settings. Education.
H.443 HD677 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 443) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity. Education.
H.448 HD2436 By Messrs. O'Day of West Boylston and Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 448) of James J. O'Day, Paul Brodeur and others relative to sexual health education. Education.
H.462 HD3114 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 462) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to develop a high quality pre-kindergarten education grant program. Education.
H.471 HD1142 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 471) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to encourage media literacy education . Education.
H.474 HD3473 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 474) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to the collection and dissemination of student data. Education.
H.487 HD80 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 487) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to include transportation costs in the special education reimbursement program. Education.
H.494 HD1322 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 494) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks. Education.
H.516 HD2975 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 516) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Elder Affairs.
H.520 HD2456 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 520) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.549 HD2646 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 549) of Diana DiZoglio and others that public school students of voting age be instructed on the voter registration process and provided access to voter registration forms. Election Laws.
H.752 HD496 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 752) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.756 HD2752 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 756) 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.773 HD1184 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 773) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to regulate the cultivation of industrial hemp. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.843 HD3343 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 843) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others for legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation. Financial Services.
H.858 HD2368 By Representatives Garballey of Arlington and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 858) of Sean Garballey and others relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services. Financial Services.
H.891 HD1041 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 891) of Kay Khan and others relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees. Financial Services.
H.901 HD469 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 901) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage. Financial Services.
H.927 HD1769 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Montigny, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 927) of Sarah K. Peake, Mark C. Montigny and others relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment. Financial Services.
H.930 HD501 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 930) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to expands health insurance coverage for certain acupuncture services, diagnosis and treatment and establishing a commission to investigate the potential for better integrated use of acupuncture services . Financial Services.
H.942 HD331 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 942) of John W. Scibak and others relative to providing hearing aid coverage for persons with profound hearing loss. Financial Services.
H.948 HD1046 By Messrs. Scibak of South Hadley and Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 948) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to update the contraceptive coverage equity law to require insurance carriers to provide all contraceptive methods without a co-pay. Financial Services.
H.953 HD1702 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 953) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
H.966 HD1658 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 966) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to preserving eligibility for the PACE program and certain waivered services. Health Care Financing.
H.988 HD667 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 988) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility. Health Care Financing.
H.989 HD670 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 989) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to Medicaid expansion. Health Care Financing.
H.1041 HD3220 By Representatives Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1041) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses. Higher Education.
H.1060 HD1119 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1060) 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.
H.1061 HD1035 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1061) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to provide high school graduates equal access to in-state tuition rates and financial aid in the higher education system. Higher Education.
H.1068 HD3165 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1068) of Tom Sannicandro, Michael Moore and others relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
H.1078 HD216 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1078) of Timothy R. Whelan and others for legislation to require post secondary institutions to inform students of their right to call their parents and their right to an attorney in the event of a disciplinary hearing that may result in expulsion. Higher Education.
H.1094 HD3515 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1094) of Diana DiZoglio and others for legislation to establish a task force on the safety and welfare of elderly and disabled persons residing in public housing. Housing.
H.1144 HD3419 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1144) of Joseph F. Wagner and others for legislation to further regulate vendors providing emergency housing assistance. Housing.
H.1145 HD3428 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1145) of Joseph F. Wagner, Aaron Vega and Joan B. Lovely for legislation to prohibit the use of certain hotels and motels in connection with the Emergency Housing Assistance Program. Housing.
H.1227 HD3015 By Mr. Carvalho of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1227) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths. The Judiciary.
H.1246 HD1995 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1246) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel. The Judiciary.
H.1248 HD2676 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1248) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles. The Judiciary.
H.1275 HD1935 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1275) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns. The Judiciary.
H.1287 HD1591 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to descendants email access and procedures. The Judiciary.
H.1313 HD2089 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1313) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices. The Judiciary.
H.1370 HD241 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1370) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.1424 HD768 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1424) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the deposit of certain fines into the Victims of Human Trafficking Trust Fund . The Judiciary.
H.1427 HD1575 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1427) of Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation to establish penalties for debarred employers, contractors and subcontractors illegally participating in contracts. The Judiciary.
H.1429 HD3425 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1429) of Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws. The Judiciary.
H.1433 HD2809 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1433) of Kay Khan and others relative to the expungement of criminal records of juveniles. The Judiciary.
H.1489 HD162 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1489) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the liability of farmers' markets. The Judiciary.
H.1492 HD874 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1492) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias. The Judiciary.
H.1493 HD2587 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1493) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder . The Judiciary.
H.1498 HD2826 By Mr. Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1498) of Frank A. Moran and others relative to vacant, foreclosing and foreclosed property . The Judiciary.
H.1531 HD1776 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1531) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy. The Judiciary.
H.1560 HD3298 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1560) of David M. Rogers and others relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases. The Judiciary.
H.1561 HD3436 By Representative Rogers of Cambridge and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1561) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to legalize marijuana and establish a tax on the cannabis industry. The Judiciary.
H.1567 HD3070 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1567) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to the penalty for the transmission of indecent visual depictions by persons less than eighteen years . The Judiciary.
H.1577 HD3072 By Representatives Rushing of Boston and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1577) of Byron Rushing and others relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations. The Judiciary.
H.1584 HD3156 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1584) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to reform pretrial processes. The Judiciary.
H.1618 HD481 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1618) 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.1620 HD1921 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1620) of Benjamin Swan and others relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses. The Judiciary.
H.1623 HD2042 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1623) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to decriminalize certain non-violent demonstrations by students. The Judiciary.
H.1641 HD188 By Mr. Velis of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1641) of John C. Velis and others relative to the false representation of military status. The Judiciary.
H.1700 HD3190 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1700) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to require the reporting of certain contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Program and the Workers' Compensation System. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1713 HD2919 By Mr. Gonzalez of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1713) of Carlos Gonzalez and others for legislation to dedicate a portion of certain grants to promote community on-the-job training for youths. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1714 HD2342 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1714) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others relative to vocational training for the unemployed . Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1715 HD2345 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1715) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others relative to temporary workers’ unemployment benefits. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1716 HD2348 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1716) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others for legislation to prevent contracts of waivers in employment cases of claims concerning discrimination, non-payment of wages or benefits, retaliation or harassment or violation of public policy. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1717 HD2364 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1717) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others relative to promoting job training in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1718 HD3411 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1718) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others for legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1733 HD2802 By Representatives Livingstone of Boston and Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1733) of Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to pay equity. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1736 HD2586 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1736) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers and prospective employers. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1748 HD1833 By Representatives Michlewitz of Boston and Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1748) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1769 HD736 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1769) of Ellen Story and others relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1771 HD2072 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1771) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1855 HD372 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator O'Connor Ives, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1855) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to parking advancements and the establishment of parking benefit districts in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1865 HD1367 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1865) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals . Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1879 HD2536 By Mr. Zlotnik of Gardner, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1879) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to invest in credit unions. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1924 HD2081 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1924) of Angelo L. D'Emilia and others relative to baseline concussion testing for student athletes. Public Health.
H.1958 HD678 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1958) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants. Public Health.
H.1973 HD45 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1973) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.1991 HD1674 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1991) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to providing care and comfort for the terminally ill. Public Health.
H.1992 HD846 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1992) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to establishing a board of registration in naturopathy and further regulating naturopathic health care. Public Health.
H.1996 HD2782 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1996) of Kay Khan and others relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances. Public Health.
H.1998 HD2941 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1998) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives. Public Health.
H.2042 HD1143 By Messrs. Rogers of Cambridge and Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2042) of David M. Rogers and others relative to improving asthma in schools. Public Health.
H.2057 HD352 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2057) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to establish in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a Massachusetts Alzheimer’s project. Public Health.
H.2062 HD594 By Representative Scibak of South Hadley and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2062) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients. Public Health.
H.2066 HD1535 By Representative Smizik of Brookline and Senator Barrett, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2066) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to prohibiting the dispensing of food in disposable food service containers made from polystyrene or from expanded polystyrene. Public Health.
H.2070 HD460 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2070) of Ellen Story and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
H.2089 HD818 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2089) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to require automatic sprinkler protection systems in certain housing. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2196 HD1460 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2196) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to establish the building code coordinating council. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2269 HD1530 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2269) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the divestment of state pension funds from holdings in fossil fuel companies. Public Service.
H.2374 HD3439 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2374) of Michael J. Moran and others relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services. Public Service.
H.2462 HD1514 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2462) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to property tax exemptions. Revenue.
H.2471 HD2653 By Messrs. Collins of Boston and McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2471) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to establish a live theater tax credit program . Revenue.
H.2473 HD613 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2473) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to angel investor tax credits. Revenue.
H.2477 HD1234 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2477) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to tax havens. Revenue.
H.2503 HD2060 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2503) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. Revenue.
H.2505 HD1883 By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2505) of Carole A. Fiola and others for the establishment of an economic development tax credit incentive program for the substantial rehabilitation of mill properties. Revenue.
H.2547 HD2330 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2547) of Randy Hunt and others for legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns. Revenue.
H.2586 HD2028 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2586) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to property tax assessments for certain common areas and facilities in condominiums. Revenue.
H.2587 HD2943 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund . Revenue.
H.2605 HD1656 By Mr. Mahoney of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2605) of John J. Mahoney and others relative to the process for collecting delinquent property taxes. Revenue.
H.2655 HD2310 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2655) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to reduce the real property tax obligations of persons over the age of sixty in exchange for volunteer service. Revenue.
H.2668 HD3007 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2668) of Denise Provost and others for the imposition of a tax on certain private institutions of higher learning for the purpose of establishing a separate fund to be known as the educational opportunity for all trust fund . Revenue.
H.2701 HD2538 By Mr. Zlotnik of Gardner, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2701) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik and others relative to the taxation of inventory. Revenue.
H.2709 HD424 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2709) of Brian M. Ashe and others for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor designating the last day of February as Rare Disease Day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2723 HD2947 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2723) of Nick Collins and others relative to promoting responsible contracting on state construction projects. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2768 HD2756 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2768) of Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2922 HD1994 By Mr. Frost of Auburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2922) of Paul K. Frost and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the Olympic Games in the Commonwealth. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2925 HD3463 By Messrs. Moran of Boston and Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2925) of Byron Rushing and others for the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.3039 HD2584 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3039) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy. Transportation.
H.3060 HD1761 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3060) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds. Transportation.
H.3072 HD2130 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3072) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes. Transportation.
H.3073 HD2137 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3073) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to define and further protect vulnerable persons on the roads of the Commonwealth. Transportation.
H.3077 HD1950 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3077) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to the requirements for distinctive registration plates. Transportation.
H.3126 HD3364 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3126) of James Arciero and others for legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3127 HD1988 By Representative Atkins of Concord and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3127) of Cory Atkins and others 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. Veterans and Federal Affairs.

Aaron Vega represents Massachusetts’ Fifth Hampden District.

Aaron was born in South Holyoke, attended Morgan Elementary School and eventually followed his parents’ footsteps by attending Holyoke Community College. He graduated from Keene State College with a dual bachelor degree in film and psychology. Aaron soon became a film editor, working on projects for Ken Burns, PBS, TLC and HBO. After living in New York City and New Hampshire for a number of years, Aaron moved back to Holyoke with his wife Debra. Together they opened Vega Yoga and Movement Arts, a small business in downtown Holyoke that has quickly become one of the most successful yoga studios in the region.

In 2009, Aaron was elected one of Holyoke’s first Latino at-large councilors. In his first term he worked to keep his commitment to improve the quality of life for all Holyoke residents by strengthening ordinances while giving city departments and citizens the tools they need to address the many issues facing Holyoke. In 2011, Aaron was elected to a second term.

Aaron has served on the boards of the Holyoke Health Center, Homework House, The Carlos Vega Fund for Social Justice, Morgan School turnaround team, and the Connections Afterschool Program. He is also a member of the Holyoke Taxpayers Association, the Holyoke Community Land Trust, Friends of the Holyoke Public Library, Holyoke Unites, Friends of the Council on Aging, and the Rotary Club of Holyoke.

In addition to being a small business owner with Aaron, his wife Debra performed as a New York City Rockette for over four years and has taught dance at Mt. Holyoke College, Williston School, and Elms College. They recently bought their first home, a historic row house in downtown Holyoke. Aaron has three daughters, two of whom are the third generation in their family to go to Holyoke Community College.

Personal Information

Profession: Small Business Owner, Yoga Instructor, Film Editor
Spouse: Debra
Children: 3
Pets: 2 Cats, Saddie & Colleen

Career Highlights

  • Award Winning Documentary Film Editor
  • 2 term At-Large Holyoke City Councilor
  • Named on the 2010 Business West list of 40 under 40
  • Co-Owns Yoga Studio Named “Best in the Valley”

Education & Public Service

  • Dual Bachelor Degree Graduate of Keene State College
  • Board of Directors Homework House
  • Holyoke Rotary Club Member
  • Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce Member
Fifth Hampden, consisting of Holyoke