Frank I. Smizik Representative

D Brookline
Frank I. Smizik


State House
Room 274
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2676
District Office
42 Russell Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-738-9838
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD37 For legislation relative to the practice of acupuncture.
SD44 For legislation to ensure effective health care cost control.
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
SD125 For legislation to amend the foreclosure statute to require judicial foreclosure.
SD128 For legislation relative to just cause terminations.
HD148 Relative to health care proxies
HD162 Relative to the liability of farmers' markets
SD194 For legislation to establish a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
HD196 Relative to the enrollment of students in charter schools
HD201 That the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health develop health risk assessment guidelines of proposed school construction sites
HD218 For legislation to to protect drinking water from hydraulic fracturing
SD223 For legislation to establish a moratorium for charter schools
HD225 For legislation to implement a validated common core of professional teaching knowledge
HD228 Relative to services for homeless individuals and families receiving assistance under the program of emergency aid to elders, disabled and children
HD231 For legislation to develop housing plans for families, with minor children, who are being evicted from publicly subsidized housing
SD279 For legislation to provide incentives for the purchase and use of alternative fuel vehicles
SD284 For legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes
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
SD312 For legislation to establish tracking and reporting requirements for Massachusetts transportation fuels and associated greenhouse gas emissions.
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD372 Relative to parking advancements and the establishment of parking benefit districts in cities and towns
HD377 For legislation to enable cities and towns to extend voting rights in municipal elections to certain non-citizens of the Commonwealth
HD386 For legislation to further regulate the right to strike of public employees
HD387 Relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts
HD401 For legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers
HD414 For legislation to further regulate the performing of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health
HD432 Relative to further regulating certain individuals applying for or receiving unemployment benefits
HD460 Relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
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
HD509 Relative to collective bargaining for teachers and other school employees
HD517 Relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles
HD567 For legislation to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
HD595 Relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services
HD611 Relative to the management of early childhood caries among MassHealth patients
SD625 For legislation relative to public investment in fossil fuels.
SD627 For legislation to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants
HD632 For legislation to further regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing to stimulate the extraction of natural gas
SD633 For legislation relative to home energy efficiency.
SD645 For legislation relative to bonding authority for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center.
HD667 Relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility
HD670 Relative to Medicaid expansion
HD678 Relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants
HD689 For legislation to require certification of all public school teachers
HD693 Relative to the reimbursement of local costs of special elections
HD728 Relative to coverage standards for children under private insurance
HD736 Relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants
HD740 Relative to the practice of acupuncture for the treatment of certain pain
SD743 For legislation relative to language opportunity for our kids.
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
HD777 Relative to insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screenings and breast cancer screenings
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
HD799 Relative to the penalty for assault and battery for certain mentally ill persons
SD831 For legislation to strengthen the Massachusetts home care program.
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
SD852 For legislation to establish a living wage for employees of big box retail stores and fast food chains.
SD869 For legislation relative to net metering
HD932 For legislation to prohibit the use of a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle on any public way
HD941 Relative to homeless and unaccompanied students
HD945 For legislation to establish a rare disease advisory council
SD964 For legislation to support educational opportunity for all.
SD965 For legislation relative to establishing standards for restoring and maintaining streamflows, water levels and hydrologic regimes that protect natural aquatic life in rivers and streams
SD982 Relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property
HD1027 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities
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
HD1080 Relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status
HD1089 Relative to transfers of assets by MassHealth members
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
HD1125 Establishing a payroll tax to increase funding of mass transportation and establishing a transportation finance advisory board
HD1129 Relative to turnaround plans for underperforming schools
HD1151 For legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund
HD1152 For legislation to allow teachers currently employed and receiving compensation to serve on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
SD1161 For legislation to promote electric vehicle adoption
HD1173 Relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
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
SD1215 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
HD1230 Relative to abusive or hostile work environments
HD1234 Relative to tax havens
SD1237 For legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.
HD1242 Relative to hydraulic fracturing wastewater
SD1271 For legislation to fuel job creation through energy efficiency
HD1322 For legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks
HD1343 Relative to providing child care assistance to homeless families
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
HD1393 Relative to mental health services for children
HD1407 For legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth
HD1412 Relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs.
HD1450 Relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department
HD1471 Relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality
HD1530 Relative to the divestment of state pension funds from holdings in fossil fuel companies
HD1533 Relative to the earned income credit for working families
HD1566 To provide for reforms and improvements to the Commonwealth's transportation system
HD1571 For legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products
HD1587 Relative to license plate tracking
HD1588 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities
HD1591 Relative to descendants email access and procedures
HD1593 For legislation to require transparency in solicitations via telephone and similar devices
HD1600 For legislation to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries
HD1606 Relative to establishing a moratorium for charter schools
SD1616 For legislation relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
HD1650 Relative to junior operator's licenses
HD1656 Relative to the process for collecting delinquent property taxes
HD1657 Relative to buffer zones on land under the agricultural restriction program
HD1664 Relative to dispute resolution processes within the Bureau of Special Education Appeals
HD1674 Relative to providing care and comfort for the terminally ill
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
HD1699 For legislation to improve quality in early education centers and providing better access to quality early education and care
HD1704 For legislation to establish a Commonwealth underutilized building repair fund within the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
HD1707 Relative to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities
HD1759 For legislation to create the position of poet laureate of the Commonwealth
SD1762 For legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten.
HD1769 Relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
SD1814 For legislation to protect our environment and update our climate action plan
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1834 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
HD1852 That the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals
SD1860 For legislation relative to child passenger safety
HD1871 Relative to state contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
HD1906 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1922 Relative to benefits for permanent functional loss and disfigurement under the workers' compensation law
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1967 Relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees
HD1969 For legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops
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
HD2021 Relative to expanding access to healthy food choices in vending machines on state property
HD2067 For legislation to establish performance standards for the reduction of municipal solid waste
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2072 For legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status
HD2086 Relative to accountability for certain corporate political activities
HD2115 Relative to the training of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2130 For legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes
HD2137 For legislation to define and further protect vulnerable persons on the roads of the Commonwealth
HD2165 For the establishment of a living minimum wage for employees and contracted employees of the Commonwealth
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2220 Relative to the sale or conversion of certain tax exempt property
HD2248 Establishing schedules for employees
HD2297 Relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
HD2327 Relative to medical assistance recipient assets
HD2342 Relative to vocational training for the unemployed
HD2345 Relative to temporary workers’ unemployment benefits
HD2364 Relative to promoting job training in the Commonwealth
HD2368 Relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services
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
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
HD2586 For legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers and prospective employers
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2615 That banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures
HD2759 Relative to creating a rebuttable presumption of job relatedness for certain public safety personnel suffering from disabling conditions caused by exposure to infectious diseases
HD2780 Relative to local control of liquor licenses
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
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
HD2942 An Act relative to improving mental health care through innovation
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2944 An Act providing for an out of state license to be valid proof of age
HD2948 For legislation to further regulate the sale of tobacco products to teenagers
HD2976 Relative to utility data transparency and access
HD2998 For legislation to create a program to reduce childhood obesity by assessing a tax on candies, confectionaries and soft drinks
HD3007 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
HD3015 Relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths
HD3023 An Act relative to the Saw Mill Brook in the counties of Suffolk, Norfolk and Middlesex
HD3072 Relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3173 For legislation to establish a small-scale housing development demonstration program within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
HD3174 Relative to requiring insurance carriers to recognize nurse midwives as participating providers
HD3186 Relative to the definition of “beverage” and the redemption of containers under the bottle law, so-called
HD3200 For legislation to protect tenants and prevent vacancies in foreclosed homes
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
HD3298 Relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases
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
HD3436 For legislation to legalize marijuana and establish a tax on the cannabis industry
HD3439 Relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services
HD3449 For legislation to designate June sixteenth as domestic workers’ rights day
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3525 Relative to Superior Court foreclosure procedures
HD3529 Relative to financial literacy programs in schools
HD3549 For legislation to require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a civic education curriculum to be included within the history and/or social science curriculum

By Request
SD1682 For legislation to authorize municipalities to grant property tax exemption for habitat and urban forest

By Request
SD1687 For legislation relative to housing affordability and open space local needs

Frank was born on September 4, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Peabody High School in Pittsburgh and did his undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1966. His law degree is from Duquesne University, graduating in 1971. Frank served for twenty-five years as a legal services lawyer addressing housing and other civil issues facing low income persons and was involved in landmark litigation creating rights for persons displaced by urban renewal and developed state and federal, as well as litigation strategies, to avoid homelessness. Representative Smizik served the Town of Brookline in many capacities; as a member of the Democratic Town Committee, a Town Meeting member, the Commissioner and Chairman of the Housing Authority, and as Vice Chair of the School Committee prior to being elected in 2000 as the Representative from the 15th Norfolk District. As Chairman of the new House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, Representative Smizik hopes to ensure that all legislation relating to transportation, energy, capital infrastructure, and economic development policy takes into consideration the challenge of global climate change and includes appropriate mitigation and adaptation measures. Frank is married to Julia (Julie) Johnson. They were married on January 1, 1981 and they have two children, Emma and Hallie.

Personal Information

Profession: Lawyer
Spouse: Julia (Julie) Johnson
Children: 2
Religion: Jewish

Education & Public Service

  • Duquesne University, J.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A.
  • Peabody High School Pittsburgh, PA
  • November 2000- present: State Representative, 15th Norfolk District (Brookline)
  • 1992-2000: Brookline School Committee; 1984-1986: Housing Advisory Board, Town of Brookline
  • 1982-1992: Commissioner, Brookline Housing Authority; 1981-present: Town Meeting Member, Brookline Town Meeting
  • Elected Member, Brookline Democratic Town Committee
Fifteenth Norfolk, Consisting of Brookline: Precincts 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13