Bill Docket Bill Title
HD4081 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John V. Fernandes, Maura Healey (Attorney General) and others relative to the trafficking of fentanyl. House Rules.
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.
S.103 SD984 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 103) of Karen E. Spilka, David M. Nangle, Michelle M. DuBois, Paul R. Heroux and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the office of the child advocate. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.122 SD317 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 122) of Daniel A. Wolf, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.221 SD533 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 221) of Joan B. Lovely, Theodore C. Speliotis, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the Home Works Program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.223 SD430 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 223) of Michael O. Moore, Ryan C. Fattman, Mary S. Keefe, Jose F. Tosado and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to early education funding. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
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.
S.253 SD1779 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 253) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Daniel A. Wolf, Benjamin B. Downing, Kevin G. Honan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access. Education.
S.260 SD574 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 260) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Benjamin Swan, Linda Dorcena Forry, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the educational outcomes of expectant and parenting students. Education.
S.264 SD1247 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 264) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Daniel J. Ryan, Benjamin Swan, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to special education funding. Education.
S.265 SD1362 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 265) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jason M. Lewis, Paul R. Heroux, Stephen Kulik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to student sex education. Education.
S.266 SD1749 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 266) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jason M. Lewis, F. Jay Barrows, Joan B. Lovely and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve educational outcomes for children in the Commonwealth from birth through school age. Education.
S.267 SD1752 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 267) of Sal N. DiDomenico, James B. Eldridge, Eileen M. Donoghue, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure high quality pre-kindergarten education. Education.
S.280 SD1712 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 280) of James B. Eldridge and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation to establish a special commission on two-generation approaches to childhood education. Education.
S.301 SD1632 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 301) of John F. Keenan, Tackey Chan, Mathew Muratore, Eileen M. Donoghue and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase parental awareness of opiate abuse risks. Education.
S.315 SD1639 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 315) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Carolyn C. Dykema, Tom Sannicandro and other members of the General Court for legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities. Education.
S.318 SD332 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 318) of Thomas M. McGee, Brian M. Ashe, Jose F. Tosado, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to physical education in public schools. Education.
S.352 SD1441 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 352) of Harriette L. Chandler, Michael F. Rush, Brian A. Joyce, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to stabilize the commonwealth’s nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.360 SD1308 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 360) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Michael O. Moore, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Angelo M. Scaccia and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s. Elder Affairs.
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.
S.485 SD1790 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 485) of Harriette L. Chandler, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to cognitive rehabilitation. Financial Services.
S.495 SD629 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 495) of Benjamin B. Downing, Eileen M. Donoghue, Chris Walsh, Denise Provost and others for legislation to promote personal savings. Financial Services.
S.502 SD985 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 502) of Anne M. Gobi, Harriette L. Chandler, Marc R. Pacheco, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage. Financial Services.
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.646 HD1133 By Representative Cusack of Braintree and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 646) of Mark J. Cusack, Michael Moore and others relative to the development of economically sound and environmentally progressive solid waste management strategies to improve recycling. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.665 SD1280 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of James B. Eldridge, Carmine L. Gentile, David M. Rogers, Eileen M. Donoghue and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a education loan repayment program for social workers in areas of need. Higher Education.
S.675 SD425 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 675) of Michael O. Moore, Ryan C. Fattman, Leah Cole, Leonard Mirra and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to open textbooks. Higher Education.
S.676 SD435 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 676) of Michael O. Moore, Jose F. Tosado, Chris Walsh, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund. Higher Education.
S.677 SD441 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 677) of Michael O. Moore, Ryan C. Fattman, Jose F. Tosado, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public higher education transfers. Higher Education.
S.801 SD1841 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 801) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Joseph W. McGonagle, Jr., James J. Dwyer, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court relative to the emergency administration of certain overdose prevention drugs. The Judiciary.
H.814 HD3414 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 814) of James M. Cantwell and others 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. Financial Services.
S.842 SD1387 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 842) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Marjorie C. Decker, Jose F. Tosado, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to decriminalize non-violent and verbal student misconduct. The Judiciary.
H.961 HD3259 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 961) of Joseph F. Wagner, Eileen M. Donoghue and James T. Welch relative to travel insurance. Financial Services.
S.983 SD1423 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 983) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Karen E. Spilka, Harriette L. Chandler, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish pay equity. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1023 SD604 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1023) of Daniel A. Wolf, Claire D. Cronin, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Michelle M. DuBois and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote job training in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1049 SD503 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1049) of Michael O. Moore, Jose F. Tosado, Leonard Mirra, Timothy R. Whelan and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate synthetic heroin. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1055 HD2540 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1055) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty. 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.
S.1116 SD307 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1116) of William N. Brownsberger, Sarah K. Peake, Chris Walsh, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors. Public Health.
S.1153 SD771 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1153) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Harriette L. Chandler, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to CARE. Public Health.
S.1155 SD1100 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1155) of Anne M. Gobi, Gailanne M. Cariddi, Benjamin B. Downing, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate central service technicians. Public Health.
S.1163 SD749 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1163) of John F. Keenan, James J. Dwyer, Eileen M. Donoghue and Jason M. Lewis for legislation relative to the advanced nursing practice. Public Health.
S.1196 SD462 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1196) of Michael O. Moore, Timothy R. Whelan, Chris Walsh, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimers Project. Public Health.
S.1207 SD311 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1207) of Marc R. Pacheco, William M. Straus, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., David Paul Linsky and other members of the General Court 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. Public Health.
H.1315 HD682 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1315) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to liability for the medical costs incurred by public health volunteer responders. The Judiciary.
S.1350 SD625 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1350) of Benjamin B. Downing, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public investment in fossil fuels. Public Service.
S.1364 SD1676 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1364) of Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation relative to the Massachusetts state retirement system. Public Service.
S.1459 SD670 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1459) of Cynthia S. Creem, Stephen Kulik, Cory Atkins, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation revenue. Revenue.
S.1502 SD269 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1502) of John F. Keenan, Tackey Chan, Denise Provost, James J. Dwyer and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide access to full spectrum addiction treatment services. Revenue.
S.1518 SD1631 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1518) of Barbara L'Italien, Eileen M. Donoghue, Marcos A. Devers and Chris Walsh for legislation to provide further revenue to the Financial Literacy Trust Fund. Revenue.
H.1530 HD1765 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Brownsberger, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1530) of Sarah K. Peake, William N. Brownsberger and others relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation. The Judiciary.
S.1715 SD193 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1715) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Dennis A. Rosa, Paul McMurtry and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote American manufacturing. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1769 HD736 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1769) of Ellen Story, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1774 HD3175 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1774) of Joseph F. Wagner, Eileen M. Donoghue and James T. Welch for legislation to provide incentives for productive workers' compensation audits. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1872 SD507 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1872) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Michael O. Moore, Eileen M. Donoghue and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the penalty for distracted driving. Transportation.
S.1943 Text of amendment (806) (offered by Senator Donnelly et al) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements
H.1969 HD2440 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1969) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to the dispensing of controlled substances by emergency room physicians. Public Health.
H.2083 HD2940 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2083) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to limit the prescription of controlled substances to an amount necessary for seventy-two hours of medically legitimate treatment. Public Health.
H.2316 HD2454 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2316) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr., David M. Nangle and Eileen M. Donoghue relative to retirement for nuclear reactor operators at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Public Service.
H.2386 HD2475 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2386) of James J. O'Day and others relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
H.2459 HD361 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2459) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to property tax exemptions for veterans. Revenue.
H.2525 HD2455 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2525) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to providing tax incentives for small scale commercial development for gateway cities. 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.2904 HD1813 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2904) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3384 HD2670 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3384) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to require training on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with cognitive impairments for the renewal of a physician’s certificate. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3620 HD3957 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3620) of David M. Nangle and others (with the approval of the city council) that the city of Lowell be authorized to appoint a fire chief for said city notwithstanding certain provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]

NEWS

4/16/2014 - Last update

2/27/2014 - A Report of the Special Commission Relative to the Feasibility of Hosting the Summer Olympics in the Commonwealth

https://malegislature.gov/content/documents/newsitems/Special%20Commission%20Final%20Report%202.27.14.pdf

4/16/2014 - The Report of the Joint Committee on Higher Education's Subcommittee on Student Loan and Debt

https://malegislature.gov/content/documents/newsitems/student%20loan%20report%20FINAL.pdf


 

Eileen Donoghue is a third term State Senator from the First Middlesex District, serving the communities of Lowell, Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell, Tyngsborough, and Westford. The Senator was first elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in November of 2010.

Upon graduating from University of Massachusetts in 1976, with an individualized concentration in law and Spanish, the Senator pursued her passion for law. She received her Juris Doctor at Suffolk University Law School in 1979. After twelve years of practicing law, Senator Donoghue opened her own firm in the City of Lowell in 1991 before joining Gallagher & Cavanaugh in 2008.

Senator Donoghue was elected to the Lowell City Council in 1996 and two years later was elected mayor for her first of two terms at that post. During her tenure as mayor, she was proud to champion some of the most historic and important economic development projects for the city, including the Tsongas Arena, the LeLacheur Ball Park, the construction and renovation of 17 schools, and the artist overlay district which resulted in more than 800 new artists’ lofts now occupying formerly abandoned mills.

Senator Donoghue serves as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies. This committee handles matters concerning commercial and industrial establishments, industrial development, science and technology, economic development, retention of science or technology-intensive industries; adoption of existing industries; innovation systems from research to development; computers; information, networking, the Internet, data storage and access; communication; biotechnology; stem cell research medical technology; medical devices; environmental technologies, classroom applications; workforce technology training and development, etc., and other matters similar in nature.

Senator Donoghue has also been appointed to serve as Senate Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education. Issues surrounding Higher Ed have long been a legislative priority for the Senator. She is in a great position to expand on her subcommittee work from the previous legislative session concerning the various components of the student loan and debt landscape.

Finally, the Senator has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Senate Committee on Ways & Means, the Senate Committee on Bills in the Third Reading, the Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, the Senate Committee on Personnel and Administration, the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, and the Joint Committee on Transportation.

In early 2013, Senator Donoghue initiated legislation to create a commission to study the feasibility of hosting the summer Olympics in Boston. The Commission found that, despite existing challenges, it is feasible to host the Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games in Massachusetts in 2024. As a result of these findings, Senator Donoghue now serves on the Board of Directors of the Boston 2024 Executive Committee, and co-chairs the Government and Community Outreach Committee.

After a number of years in public service, Senator Donoghue is eager to continue her experience to represent the interests of the First Middlesex district in the Massachusetts State Senate.

Personal Information

Profession: Attorney
Spouse: John J. O’Connor

Career Highlights

  • Founder of Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council
  • Women Working Wonders Fund
  • Co-founder of Future Stars Camp in Lowell

Education & Public Service

  • BA in Law and Spanish, University of Massachusetts; JD, Suffolk University.
  • Mayor of Lowell, Lowell City Councilor
First Middlesex -- Consisting of the city of Lowell and the towns of Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell, Tyngsborough and Westford in the county of Middlesex.