Ellen Story Division Chair

D Amherst
Ellen Story


State House
Room 277
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2012
Fax: 617-570-6577
Email: Ellen.Story@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
HD63 For legislation to designate the month of October as Farm to School Month in the Commonwealth and to strategize opportunities to spread farm-to-school programs statewide
HD64 For legislation to create a special task force to study interim and longer-term actions necessary to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
HD195 Relative to establishing the Great State of Mind Scholarship Program
HD201 That the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health develop health risk assessment guidelines of proposed school construction sites
HD203 For legislation to reduce plastic bag use through regulations and incentives
HD218 For legislation to to protect drinking water from hydraulic fracturing
SD235 For legislation relative to patient safety
HD241 Relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings
HD259 For legislation relative to geography education
HD272 Relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products
SD285 For legislation to combat climate change.
HD286 Relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
HD343 Relative to insurance coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome
HD362 For legislation to repeal certain laws
HD365 Relative to the reform of laws implicating tramps, vagrants, and vagabonds
HD371 Relative to the enforcement of certain civil rights laws
HD373 For legislation to make it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of height and weight in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment
HD374 For legislation provide health benefit plan coverage for hearing aids
HD383 Relative to the reform of laws implicating certain private consensual intimate conduct between adults
SD397 For legislation to improve the fairness of our tax laws
HD406 Relative to telephone service for inmates in correctional institutions
HD407 Relative to exempting certain school supply expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers from the income tax
HD416 Relative to repealing the testing requirements for graduation under the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System
HD449 For legislation to direct the Department of Education to include a course in civics as a high school graduation requirement
HD452 Relative to tuition and charges at the University of Massachusetts
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD481 For the establishment of a Massachusetts innocence commission to analyze the circumstances of innocent persons being charged, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated
HD486 For legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages
HD496 For legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
HD501 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
HD517 Relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles
SD553 For legislation relative to solar drying of laundry
HD594 Relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients
HD595 Relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services
HD632 For legislation to further regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing to stimulate the extraction of natural gas
HD678 Relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants
HD681 That persons diagnosed with familial dysautonomia disorder receive certain services from the Department of Developmental Services
HD748 For legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants
HD762 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of certain insurance policies
HD764 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
HD792 For legislation require county and state correctional facilities to provide substance abuse services to certain inmates
HD826 For legislation to require coverage for community and home-based behavioral health care services for certain children and adolescents with mental health disorders
HD831 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
HD846 Relative to establishing a board of registration in naturopathy and further regulating naturopathic health care
HD901 For legislation to prohibit the use of procedures which cause physical pain or deny a reasonable humane existence to persons with disabilities
HD913 That tobacco tax revenues be used to reduce tobacco use
HD1016 That the Department of Mental Health operate a statewide program to provide mental health consultations to primary care physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners and providers of women who suffer from post-partum depression
HD1018 For legislation to prohibit the participation of health care professionals in the torture and abuse of prisoners
HD1035 For legislation to provide high school graduates equal access to in-state tuition rates and financial aid in the higher education system
HD1046 For legislation to update the contraceptive coverage equity law to require insurance carriers to provide all contraceptive methods without a co-pay
HD1059 Relative to the membership of the Parole Board
HD1080 Relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status
SD1081 For legislation relative to the distribution of raw milk
HD1107 For legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending
HD1119 For legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers
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
HD1173 Relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
HD1181 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Chris Walsh for legislation to establish the position of state architect laureate to promote greater appreciation of the architectural history of the state house and other public buildings in the commonwealth . Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
HD1184 For legislation to regulate the cultivation of industrial hemp
HD1190 Relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format
HD1196 Relative to the finances and funding of public higher educational institutions
HD1231 Relative to nutritional needs of homeless residents
HD1234 Relative to tax havens
HD1242 Relative to hydraulic fracturing wastewater
SD1257 For legislation relative to fair election in Massachusetts.
HD1301 Relative to employment and job training
HD1339 Relative to limiting contributions to ballot question committees
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
HD1371 For legislation to impose a penalty for the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs
SD1383 For legislation to study the feasibility of high-speed rail access between Springfield and Boston
HD1407 For legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth
HD1409 For legislation to promote residential energy efficiency improvements in the Commonwealth
HD1416 Relative to the health care of minors
SD1417 For legislation relative to medical placement of terminal and incapacitated inmates.
HD1419 For legislation to expand substance abuse treatment options for non-violent drug offenders
HD1477 Relative to expanding eligibility for diversion to treatment for criminal offenders
HD1497 Relative to the authority of the Attorney General in reviewing certain applications that seeks to increase the supply gas and other non-renewable energy resources available in the Commonwealth
HD1502 For legislation to protect patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health to access medical marijuana
HD1505 Relative to gas leak repairs during road projects
HD1526 Relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers
HD1530 Relative to the divestment of state pension funds from holdings in fossil fuel companies
HD1571 For legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products
HD1588 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities
HD1606 Relative to establishing a moratorium for charter schools
HD1650 Relative to junior operator's licenses
HD1674 Relative to providing care and comfort for the terminally ill
HD1690 For legislation to establish a program within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to eliminate copays and deductibles for certain high-value and low cost prescription drugs and treatments
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
HD1702 Relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders
HD1759 For legislation to create the position of poet laureate of the Commonwealth
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
HD1852 That the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals
HD1869 Relative to the taxation of unearned income
HD1906 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1946 For legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers
HD1969 For legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops
HD1972 Relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse at the Framingham Correctional Institution
HD1988 For the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to convene a Constitutional Convention to consider amendments to the Constitution to limit the influence of money in our political system
HD2015 For legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor
HD2034 For legislation to establish a state meat inspection program and enhance the meat and poultry slaughter and processing infrastructure in the Commonwealth
HD2060 Relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
HD2086 Relative to accountability for certain corporate political activities
HD2108 Relative to juvenile mental health and substance abuse
HD2118 For legislation to increase the fines for failure to wear a seat belt
HD2128 Relative to the implementation of full-day kindergarten
HD2165 For the establishment of a living minimum wage for employees and contracted employees of the Commonwealth
HD2198 For legislation to create a college savings program for every child born in the Commonwealth
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2297 Relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
HD2300 That the Department of Environmental Protection conduct a feasibility study for the implementation of watershed based planning
HD2336 Relative to the use and protection of pollinators
HD2340 For legislation to provide for a capital outlay program of maintenance and improvements to municipal drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure assets
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2489 For legislation to establish a reporting protocol for the Executive Office of Public Safety to monitor and report the backlogs in elevator inspections across the Commonwealth
HD2490 Relative to improving passenger rail service between Springfield and Boston
HD2497 Relative to a review of existing staffing levels of environmental police officers in the Commonwealth
HD2503 For the establishment of product stewardship programs to provide free of charge recycling when products are sold or discarded
HD2540 For legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty
HD2568 For legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
HD2592 Relative to the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities
HD2596 Relative to increase the minimum wage for private sector human service workers
HD2615 That banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures
HD2653 For legislation to establish a live theater tax credit program
HD2709 For legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for certain children
HD2743 For legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products
HD2752 For legislation to require producer responsibility for collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products
HD2758 For legislation to disclosure requirements for dry cleaners using toxic chemicals
HD2818 Relative to administering the medical assistance programs
HD2824 Relative to promoting access to accurate medical information
HD2835 For legislation to establish a living wage for employees of certain retail stores and fast food restaurants
HD2844 For legislation to increase participation in early childhood care settings
HD2941 Relative to certified professional midwives
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2948 For legislation to further regulate the sale of tobacco products to teenagers
HD2980 Relative to the rights of persons receiving services through the Department of Mental Health
HD2997 Relative to the criteria for the release of terminally ill inmates to alternative locations of confinement
HD2998 For legislation to create a program to reduce childhood obesity by assessing a tax on candies, confectionaries and soft drinks
HD3015 Relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths
HD3018 An Act relative to providing culturally competent services in the Commonwealth
HD3024 Relative to uniform use of deadly force guidelines
HD3032 Relative to providing written health education information to incarcerated women by correctional institutions
HD3034 For legislation to establish trust fund to protect citizens of the Commonwealth and municipalities impacted by the mortgage foreclosure crisis
HD3055 Relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths
HD3072 Relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations
HD3094 An Act establishing a special commission to investigate and study methods to prevent the use of undue force by police officers
HD3126 Relative to requiring mandatory physical education for all students in grades K-12
HD3137 For legislation to establish election day voter registration
HD3148 Relative to increasing fair housing protections for survivors of domestic violence
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3165 An Act relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth
HD3167 For legislation to authorize public institutions of higher education to retain funds received as in-state tuition
HD3169 For legislation to exempt residents of the Commonwealth from payment of tuition or mandatory curriculum fees at community colleges
HD3186 Relative to the definition of “beverage” and the redemption of containers under the bottle law, so-called
HD3202 Relative to the protection of the mental and physical health of minors from sexual orientation and/or gender identity change efforts
HD3204 For legislation to clarify the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law
HD3228 For legislation to prevent and respond to bullying of elderly and disabled residents of public or privately-owned subsidized multifamily housing developments
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
HD3277 Relative to the installation of new permanent outdoor lighting fixtures and the cost of operating such fixtures
HD3305 For legislation to ensure the payment of at least a living wage to all employees
HD3373 For legislation to limit fees charged by cashers of checks, drafts or money orders
HD3397 For legislation to reduce plastic bag pollution
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3425 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws
HD3449 For legislation to designate June sixteenth as domestic workers’ rights day
HD3471 Relative to registered and recorded land
HD3518 Relative to school safety and student success through school-based law enforcement

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • University of Texas, B.A.
  • University of Wisconsin
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook
  • Cambridge College, M. Ed.
  • Amherst Town Meeting Member
  • Amherst-Pelham Regional School Committee
  • Mass. House (1992-present)
Third Hampshire, Consisting of Amherst; Granby: Precinct 1; Pelham