David Paul Linsky Representative

D Natick
David Paul Linsky


State House
Room 146
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2575
Fax: 617-722-2238
Email: David.Linsky@mahouse.gov

Committee Membership

Bill Docket Bill Title
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
HD71 Relative to special education funding
HD72 Relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities
SD121 For legislation to provide consumers with equal protection for all real estate appraisals
HD124 Relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court
SD133 For legislation to further regulate the continuing education requirements for certain real estate appraisers and trainees
SD162 For legislation relative to the practice of athletic training
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
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD329 For legislation to promote access to accurate medical information
HD343 Relative to insurance coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD496 For legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
HD583 For legislation to regulate real estate appraisal management companies
HD595 Relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services
HD611 Relative to the management of early childhood caries among MassHealth patients
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.
HD668 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
HD678 Relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants
SD707 For legislation to promote purchasing from social enterprises by governmental bodies
HD751 For legislation to authorize the Commissioner of Insurance to set labor rates paid by insurance companies to auto repairers
HD818 For legislation to authorize municipalities to require automatic sprinkler protection systems in certain housing
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
SD951 For legislation relative to assessments made by the state board of retirement to certain regional school districts.
HD975 Relative to youth substance abuse needs
SD982 Relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property
SD1016 For legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations
SD1021 For legislation to protect access to confidential healthcare.
HD1027 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities
HD1041 Relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees
HD1046 For legislation to update the contraceptive coverage equity law to require insurance carriers to provide all contraceptive methods without a co-pay
HD1053 For legislation to create a scholarship fund to further the study of developmental disabilities
SD1061 For legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law.
SD1094 For legislation relative to Huntington's Disease
SD1100 For legislation to regulate central service technicians.
HD1107 For legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending
HD1142 For legislation to require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to encourage media literacy education
HD1151 For legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund
HD1153 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
SD1189 For legislation relative to women’s health and economic equity
SD1237 For legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.
HD1244 Relative to defining a timeframe for users of real estate appraisal services to file a complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Public Licensure
HD1322 For legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
SD1355 For legislation relative to the Architectural Access Board.
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
HD1519 For the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting aside the month of May as the official month of kindness
HD1565 For legislation to grant public employee retirement rights to certain persons providing educational services to special need students
HD1571 For legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products
SD1762 For legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten.
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
HD1796 Relative to improving the apprehension of drunk drivers and other law violators
HD1829 Relative to access to telemedicine services by allowing certain clinicians to be credentialed and to allow for coverage of such services by all payers and the Medicaid program
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1840 For legislation to establish an interagency child abuse and neglect prevention task force
HD1852 That the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals
HD1899 For the establishment of a special commission on the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1995 Relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2118 For legislation to increase the fines for failure to wear a seat belt
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2212 Relative to establishing a low vision registry and improved access to information for the Commonwealth Registry of the Blind
HD2433 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2480 For legislation to limit retroactive denials of health insurance claims for mental health and substance abuse services
HD2540 For legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2664 For legislation to prohibit the withholding of diplomas to students meeting all requirements except a score on a state standardized test
HD2743 For legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products
HD2758 For legislation to disclosure requirements for dry cleaners using toxic chemicals
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2824 Relative to promoting access to accurate medical information
HD3072 Relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations
HD3158 For legislation to increase access to mental health services
HD3165 Relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth
HD3215 Relative to enhancing consumer protection and transparency under the social work licensing law
HD3255 An Act relative to strengthening background checks
HD3268 Relative to the evaluation of the frequency and outcome of contacts between juveniles of various racial and ethnic categories and law enforcement and court personnel and other Commonwealth officials

David Paul Linsky is the State Representative for the 5th Middlesex House District representing the towns of Natick, Sherborn, and Millis. He was first elected to the seat in 1999. Representative Linsky serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on Post Audit & Oversight and as the House Chair of the Joint Committee on Federal Stimulus Oversight. Prior to joining the State Legislature, Representative Linsky served as Assistant District Attorney in Middlesex County for fourteen years, during which he prosecuted hundreds of cases including sexual assault, murder, and white collar crime. He is currently an active practicing trial attorney and a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Linsky, a life-long Natick resident, was educated within the Natick Public Schools and is a graduate of Natick High School. He earned his B.A. from Colby College in 1979 and his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1982. Linsky has three sons.

Personal Information

Profession: Attorney
Children: 3

Education & Public Service

  • Colby College, B.A. 79
  • Boston College Law School, J.D. 82
  • Career Prosecutor School Houston, Texas
  • Natick Democratic Town Committee, Natick Town Meeting 1980 - 1999
  • Natick Conservation Commission 1984 - 1988; Middlesex County Assistant District Attorney (1983 - 1988), (1991 - 1999)
  • Chairman, House Committee on Post Audit & Oversight
  • House Chair, Joint Committee on Federal Stimulus Oversight
Fifth Middlesex, Consisting of Natick; Sherborn; Millis: Precincts 2, 3 (Norfolk Co.)