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SD1815 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, John D. Keenan, Brian A. Joyce, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to child safety. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
HD3557 By Mr. Devers of Lawrence, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marcos A. Devers and others relative to transfer credits for certain veterans attending institutions of higher education in the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
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.
S.12 SD1 By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 12) of Therese Murray, Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee and early voting. Election Laws.
S.35 SD501 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 35) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Linda Dorcena Forry, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation regarding pathways to family economic self-sufficiency . Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.47 SD1364 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 47) of Katherine M. Clark, Brian A. Joyce, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas P. Conroy and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a task force to protect Massachusetts children against child sexual abuse. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.50 SD1253 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 50) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Barry R. Finegold, Michael O. Moore and Benjamin Swan for legislation to secure child safety in family child care systems. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.70 SD288 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 70) of Eileen M. Donoghue, James Arciero, Michael J. Finn, James J. Dwyer and other members of the General Court for legislation to lessen the financial burden on small limited liability companies. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.129 SD1539 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 129) of Marc R. Pacheco, Stephen L. DiNatale, Dennis A. Rosa, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to further regulate business practices between motor vehicle dealers, manufacturers, and distributers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.132 HD3378 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 132) of Robert L. Hedlund and others that the Department of Transitional Assistance establish and maintain an online application process for businesses wishing to apply to accept electronic benefit transfer cards at point of sale. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.133 HD3384 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 133) of Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation to eliminate fraud in the public assistance programs by requiring stringent asset and identity verification checks before the awarding of benefits. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.143 SD1535 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 143) of Michael F. Rush, Linda Campbell, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Martin J. Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Veterans Assistance Trust Fund. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.155 SD665 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 155) of James E. Timilty, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate secondary metals dealing. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.177 SD975 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 177) of Brian A. Joyce, Benjamin B. Downing, Daniel A. Wolf, Frank I. Smizik and other members of the General Court for legislation to fuel job creation through energy efficiency . Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.179 SD922 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 179) of Michael R. Knapik, Barry R. Finegold and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation relative to job creation in Gateway Cities. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.193 SD1631 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 193) of Karen E. Spilka, Sal N. DiDomenico, Daniel A. Wolf, John V. Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to create and maintain jobs in the Commonwealth. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.207 SD1419 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 207) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine M. Clark, Barry R. Finegold, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to revive the Foundation Budget Review Commission. Education.
S.208 SD1489 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 208) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Michael R. Knapik, Harriette L. Chandler, Karen E. Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to dropout prevention and recovery. Education.
S.213 SD771 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 213) of Katherine M. Clark, David M. Rogers, William N. Brownsberger, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation concerning media literacy in schools. Education.
H.213 HD1161 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 213) of William C. Galvin and others relative to the accessibility of hearing aids. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.216 SD180 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 216) of Cynthia S. Creem, Ruth B. Balser and Barry R. Finegold for legislation relative to circuit breaker reimbursement. Education.
S.264 SD1451 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 264) of Richard J. Ross, Daniel B. Winslow, Barry R. Finegold, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce paperwork within the department of elementary and secondary education. Education.
S.282 SD857 By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 282) of James T. Welch, Michael J. Rodrigues, Carlos Henriquez, Colleen M. Garry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to CPR and AED certification for athletic coaches. Education.
S.285 SD139 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 285) of Gale D. Candaras, Denise Andrews, Christine E. Canavan, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation that provisions be made to create a special commission on institutional long term care services. Elder Affairs.
S.287 SD454 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 287) of Harriette L. Chandler, Gale D. Candaras, Michael R. Knapik, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the regulation of skilled nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.288 SD1653 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Harriette L. Chandler, Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Commonwealth's nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.368 HD708 By Mr. Devers of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 368) of Marcos A. Devers, Barry R. Finegold and Frank A. Moran (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to establish the maximum age for school attendance in the city of Lawrence. Education. [Local Approval Received.]
S.415 SD843 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 415) of Stephen M. Brewer, Gloria L. Fox, Martha M. Walz, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure access to life-saving colorectal cancer and breast cancer screenings. Financial Services.
S.422 SD662 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 422) of Harriette L. Chandler, John W. Scibak, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Gale D. Candaras and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial services contracts for dental benefits corporations. Financial Services.
H.425 HD3210 By Mr. Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 425) of Russell E. Holmes and others for legislation to improve public schools and narrow the achievement gap. Education.
S.481 SD131 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 481) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Michael O. Moore and Barry R. Finegold for legislation relative to the property damage threshold for surchargeable incidents. Financial Services.
S.507 SD1750 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 507) of Katherine M. Clark and Barry R. Finegold for legislation to strengthen market impact review. Health Care Financing.
H.524 HD1032 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 524) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to raise the school dropout age. Education.
S.527 SD1633 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 527) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Kay Khan, Sal N. DiDomenico, Gale D. Candaras and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide personal care attendant orientation . Health Care Financing.
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.
S.548 SD172 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 548) of Michael O. Moore, Stephen L. DiNatale and Barry R. Finegold for legislation to provide immediate relief to small business on health care costs. Health Care Financing.
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.
S.612 SD1592 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 612) of Marc R. Pacheco, Anne M. Gobi, Michael R. Knapik, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to further enhance efficiency and accountability of operations at local housing authorities. Housing.
S.654 SD942 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 654) of Katherine M. Clark, Barry R. Finegold, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to update the wire interception law. The Judiciary.
S.656 SD1613 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 656) of Katherine M. Clark, Paul Brodeur, Donald H. Wong, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect our communities. The Judiciary.
S.732 SD2 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 732) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Marth Coakley, Attorney General, Richard T. Moore, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the penalties for corporate manslaughter. The Judiciary.
S.802 SD1420 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 802) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bruce J. Ayers, John P. Fresolo, Randy Hunt and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to out of state sex offenders. The Judiciary.
S.815 SD1667 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 815) of Bruce E. Tarr, Matthew A. Beaton, Katherine M. Clark, Angelo L. D'Emilia and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance assessment information of the sexual offender registration board. The Judiciary.
S.883 SD204 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 883) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Michael O. Moore, Barry R. Finegold and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to fair retainage payments in private construction. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.887 SD580 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 887) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Brian A. Joyce, Barry R. Finegold, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the pooling of tips. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.895 SD1677 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 895) of Bruce E. Tarr, Barry R. Finegold, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve unemployment insurance. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.900 SD861 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 900) of Daniel A. Wolf, Patricia D. Jehlen, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish earned paid sick time. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.992 SD103 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 992) of Harriette L. Chandler, John W. Scibak, Karen E. Spilka, Mark C. Montigny and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to adult dental restoration. Public Health.
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.
S.1070 SD1391 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1070) of Richard T. Moore, Michael O. Moore, Anne M. Gobi, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
S.1076 SD1438 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1076) of Richard T. Moore, Jason M. Lewis, Barry R. Finegold, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the elimination of waste in certain state facilities. Public Health.
S.1079 SD1455 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1079) of Richard T. Moore, Michael J. Rodrigues, Michael F. Rush, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to nurses and medications. Public Health.
S.1132 SD284 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1132) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Gerard T. Leone, Jr., Middlesex District Attorney, James J. Dwyer, Thomas M. Stanley and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to dangerous weapons. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1135 HD254 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1135) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to establishing a lottery process in selecting buyers and/or renters for low and moderate income housing units. Housing.
H.1252 HD1835 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1252) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century. The Judiciary.
H.1288 HD706 By Mr. Devers of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1288) of Marcos A. Devers, Barry R. Finegold and Frank A. Moran (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Lawrence to establish a program for enforcement against illegal dumping. The Judiciary. [Local Approval Received.]
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.1319 SD1243 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1319) of Cynthia S. Creem, Barry R. Finegold, Nicholas A. Boldyga and Antonio F. D. Cabral for legislation relative to senior citizen property taxes. Revenue.
S.1324 SD1164 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1324) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Martha M. Walz, Thomas P. Conroy, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for legislation to create an early educator earned income tax credit. Revenue.
S.1327 SD320 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1327) of Benjamin B. Downing and Barry R. Finegold for legislation to encourage the development of new business in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1443 SD1754 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1443) of Bruce E. Tarr, Geoff Diehl, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas J. Calter and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote economic growth in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1444 SD1757 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1444) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Barry R. Finegold, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to create an angel investment tax credit. Revenue.
S.1507 SD137 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1507) of Michael O. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the Senate for legislation to define fraud in the public bidding process. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1599 SD1545 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1599) of Brian A. Joyce, Barry R. Finegold and Kate Hogan for legislation relative to on-site combined heat and power facilities. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1655 SD1028 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1655) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Daniel A. Wolf, Christine E. Canavan, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a more equitable public transit fare structure. Transportation.
H.1660 HD283 By Representatives Turner of Dennis and Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1660) of Cleon H. Turner and others for legislation to prohibit sex offenders from employment or volunteer status at camps for children. 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.
S.1683 SD1537 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1683) of Mark C. Montigny, Barry R. Finegold and Antonio F. D. Cabral for legislation to designate Route 18 in New Bedford to honor the Edward M. Kennedy Historical Waterfront Boulevard. Transportation.
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.1776 HD156 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1776) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the payment of wages. Labor and Workforce Development.
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S.1854 SD1865 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Brian M. Ashe, Bruce J. Ayers, Jay F. Barrows and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. Transportation.
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.
H.1967 HD3305 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1967) of Sean Garballey and others that the Department of Public Health establish a formal public hearing process prior to certain licensing and ownership of nursing home facilities decisions. Public Health.
S.2008 SD1992 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to juvenile life with parole . The Judiciary.
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.2222 HD2844 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2222) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to the placement of the children of corrections officers on the civil service eligibility list. Public Service.
H.2764 HD1041 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2764) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to provide tax incentives for retirement savings. Revenue.
H.2857 HD1334 By Mr. Miceli of Wilmington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2857) of James R. Miceli and others relative to authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintainance to modify the lease agreement on certain property owned by the Commonwealth in the town of Tewksbury. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2858 HD1348 By Mr. Miceli of Wilmington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2858) of James R. Miceli and others relative to authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintainance to modify the lease agreement on certain property owned by the Commonwealth in the town of Tewksbury. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2898 HD599 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2898) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation to prohibit the Commonwealth from contracting with companies that do not comply with federal regulations for the certification of minerals originating in the Congo. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3221 HD1330 By Messrs. Miceli of Wilmington and Lyons of Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3221) of James R. Miceli and others relative to allocations to be made from the Sewer Rate Relief Fund. House Ways and Means.
H.3261 HD1194 By Messrs. O'Flaherty of Chelsea and Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3261) of Eugene L. O'Flaherty and others relative to updating the wire interception law. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3385 HD3538 By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael A. Costello and others for legislation to require certain telecommunications service companies to provide call center service assistance. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.3483 HD3653 By Mr. Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3483) of Frank A. Moran, James J. Lyons, Jr., and Barry R. Finegold (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Andover to convey a certain parcel of land. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3572 HD3713 By Messrs. Binienda of Worcester and Naughton of Clinton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John J. Binienda and others relative to the compensation of the chief probation officers of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.3802 HD3968 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Tackey Chan and Barry R. Finegold relative to the distribution of renewable energy contracts. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

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