Harriette L. Chandler Majority Leader

D Worcester
Harriette L. Chandler

Addresses

State House
Room 333
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1544
Fax: 617-722-1357
Email: Harriette.Chandler@masenate.gov
District Office
Phone: (508) 797-3373
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.29 SD1992 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 29) of Michael O. Moore, Harriette L. Chandler, James J. O'Day, Daniel M. Donahue and other members of the General Court (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city manager of the city of Worcester to appoint the chair of the Worcester redevelopment authority. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.81 SD1728 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 81) of John F. Keenan, Tom Sannicandro, Thomas J. Calter, Elizabeth A. Malia and other members of the General Court for legislation to the protect persons with a disability. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.222 HD270 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 222) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.226 HD609 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 226) of Ronald Mariano and others relative to secondary metals dealings. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.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.521 HD664 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 521) of Jonathan Hecht and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care. Elder Affairs.
S.618 SD1717 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 618) of Mark C. Montigny, Harriette L. Chandler, Thomas M. McGee, Carmine L. Gentile and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to HIV-Associated lipodystrophy treatment. Health Care Financing.
H.627 HD2249 By Messrs. Calter of Kingston and Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 627) of Thomas J. Calter, James M. Cantwell and others for legislation to implement a boating education program within the Division of Law Enforcement of the Department of Fisheries. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.735 SD398 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 735) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Benjamin B. Downing, Michelle M. DuBois, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity. The Judiciary.
S.826 SD1436 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 826) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Tom Sannicandro, Harriette L. Chandler, John H. Rogers and others for legislation to create a rights of victims of sexual assault task force. The Judiciary.
H.843 HD3343 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 843) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others for legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation. Financial Services.
H.888 HD2615 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 888) of Mary S. Keefe and others that banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures. Financial Services.
H.948 HD1046 By Messrs. Scibak of South Hadley and Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 948) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to update the contraceptive coverage equity law to require insurance carriers to provide all contraceptive methods without a co-pay. Financial Services.
H.951 HD1578 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 951) of John W. Scibak and others relative to dental 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.
H.997 HD401 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 997) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers. Health Care Financing.
S.1007 SD1048 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 1007) of Karen E. Spilka, Patricia A. Haddad, Jason M. Lewis, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards of companies in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1008 SD1853 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1008) of Karen E. Spilka, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1030 HD589 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1030) of John W. Scibak and others relative to establishing a grants program to increase dental services to Medicaid eligible patients. Health Care Financing.
H.1032 HD611 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1032) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the management of early childhood caries among MassHealth patients. Health Care Financing.
H.1057 HD3021 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1057) of James J. O'Day and others that the University of Massachusetts and the University of Massachusetts Medical School develop and implement provisions for payback in learning contracts. Higher Education.
H.1058 HD3025 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1058) of James J. O'Day and others relative to in-state tuition and fee retention for University of Massachusetts Medical School students. Higher Education.
H.1059 HD3033 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1059) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to expand class size for non-residents at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. 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.1470 SD1402 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1470) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Harriette L. Chandler, Robert M. Koczera, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. 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 and others relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation. The Judiciary.
H.1813 HD2482 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1813) of James J. O'Day and Harriette L. Chandler relative to Department of Mental Health citizen boards. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1849 SD1383 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1849) of Eric P. Lesser, Thomas M. McGee, Harriette L. Chandler, James T. Welch and other members of the General Court for legislation to study the feasibility of high-speed rail access between Springfield and Boston. Transportation.
H.1914 HD1112 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1914) of Claire D. Cronin and others that certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called. Public Health.
H.1975 HD1526 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1975) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers. Public Health.
H.2050 HD2015 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2050) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor. Public Health.
H.2053 HD292 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2053) of John W. Scibak and others relative to expanding eligibility for certain dental providers to access the loan repayment program offered by the Department of Public Health. Public Health.
H.2770 HD2916 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2770) of Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation to authorize the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the city of Worcester to create and operate a multi purpose rectangular field at the Lake Avenue Park in Worcester. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3039 HD2584 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3039) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy. Transportation.
H.3242 HD369 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3242) of Ellen Story and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3339 HD3722 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and Harriette L. Chandler for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Kim Quitadamo, an employee of the Worcester County Superior Court. The Judiciary.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator.
Spouse: Burton Chandler
Children: 3

Career Highlights

  • Served as House Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care in her last two terms in the House
  • First woman from Worcester ever to be elected to the Massachusetts State Senate
  • Currently the Senate Majority Leader and Vice-Chair of the Special Senate Committee on Housing; member of the Senate Committee on Ethics, Senate Committee on Rules, Joint Committee on Housing
  • Currently the Co-Chair of the Prevention for Health Caucus, Co-Chair of the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Legislative Caucus, and Co-Chair of the Legislature’s Oral Health Caucus

Education & Public Service

  • Wellesley College, B.A. '59
  • Clark University, Ph.D. '73
  • Simmons Graduate School of Management, M.B.A. '83
  • Worcester State College, Honorary Doctorate Public Administration '88
  • Served three terms in the House of Representatives from 1995-2001; Served on the Worcester School Committee from 1991-1994
  • First elected to the Senate in January 2001 and was re-elected in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014
  • Formerly served as the Senate Assistant Majority Leader, Majority Whip, Assistant Majority Whip, Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Steering and Policy, Assistant Vice-Chair of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means
  • Previously served as the Co-Chair of the Brain Injury Caucus, Co-Chair of the Central Massachusetts Caucus, Co-Chair of the Caucus of Women Legislators, and the Legislature’s Tobacco Control Caucus
First Worcester -- Consisting of the towns of Boylston, Clinton, precincts 3 and 4, Holden, Northborough, precincts 1, 2 and 4, Princeton and West Boylston, and the city of Worcester, wards 1 to 4, inclusive, ward 8, precincts 2 to 4, inclusive, and wards 9 and 10 in the county of Worcester.