Bill Docket Bill Title
HD3914 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study concerning pancreatic cancer. Public Health.
HD3965 By Ms. Cole of Peabody, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Leah Cole and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the feasibility of a taxi driver license database. Transportation.
S.53 SD1311 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by proposal for constitutional amendment, Senate, No. 53) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Chris Walsh, Benjamin B. Downing, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court Proposal for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to corporate rights and political spending. Election Laws.
S.66 SD557 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 66) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jason M. Lewis, Paul R. Heroux, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the children's medical security program and simplifying the administration process. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.69 SD1363 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 69) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Aaron Vega, Jay D. Livingstone, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a health incentives program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.75 SD542 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 75) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Marjorie C. Decker, Steven S. Howitt and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the re-homing of children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.
S.83 SD1470 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 83) of Barbara L'Italien, John F. Keenan, Sean Garballey, Claire D. Cronin and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a means for tracking the unmet need of individuals with developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.86 SD1613 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 86) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Carolyn C. Dykema, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with federal law meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.87 SD1626 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 87) of Barbara L'Italien, Marjorie C. Decker, Michael O. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.102 SD924 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 102) of Karen E. Spilka, Marjorie C. Decker, Michael J. Barrett, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure healthcare coverage for youth who have aged-out of the department of children and families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.110 HD567 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 110) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.112 HD2477 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 112) of James J. O'Day, Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.113 HD2818 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 113) of James J. O'Day and others relative to administering the medical assistance programs. 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.
H.124 HD1946 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 124) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others for legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.247 SD1143 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 247) of William N. Brownsberger, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Thomas M. Petrolati, Kenneth I. Gordon and other members of the General Court for legislation to stop educator sexual abuse, misconduct and exploitation. Education.
S.252 SD1072 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 252) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Jason M. Lewis, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Mary S. Keefe and other members of the General Court for legislation to accelerate student success through expanded learning time. Education.
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.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.269 SD765 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 269) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sean Garballey, Denise Provost, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education.
S.279 SD987 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 279) of James B. Eldridge, Chris Walsh, Denise Provost, Aaron Vega and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial literacy in schools. Education.
S.281 SD1719 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 281) of James B. Eldridge for legislation to provide equal access to the bureau of special education appeals. Education.
S.284 SD808 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 284) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Brian A. Joyce, Michael O. Moore, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse by expanding SBIRT. Education.
S.286 SD720 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 286) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Marjorie C. Decker, Paul R. Heroux, Benjamin Swan and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide immediate childcare assistance to homeless families. Education.
S.291 SD1066 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 291) of Anne M. Gobi, Joan B. Lovely, Claire D. Cronin, Todd M. Smola and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to geography education. Education.
H.300 HD1704 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 300) of Aaron Vega and others for legislation to establish a Commonwealth underutilized building repair fund within the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.300 SD1017 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 300) of John F. Keenan, Tackey Chan, James M. Cantwell, Marc R. Pacheco and other members of the General Court for legislation to transfer funding for recovery high school summer programming. 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.310 SD1489 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 310) of Barbara L'Italien, Tom Sannicandro, James B. Eldridge, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand inclusive transition programs for students with severe disabilities. Education.
S.311 SD1555 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 311) of Barbara L'Italien, Mary S. Keefe, Ruth B. Balser, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Massachusetts high school diplomas. Education.
S.312 SD1583 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 312) of Barbara L'Italien, Chris Walsh, James B. Eldridge, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to address the special education needs of children with dyslexia. Education.
S.313 SD1606 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 313) of Barbara L'Italien, Carolyn C. Dykema, Marjorie C. Decker, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a discretionary grant program for students with autism. Education.
S.314 SD1607 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 314) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Marjorie C. Decker, Joan B. Lovely and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve augmentative and alternative communication opportunities for children with disabilities. 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.322 SD1648 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 322) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Jason M. Lewis, Benjamin Swan, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation related to unfunded mandates on public schools. Education.
S.336 SD1012 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 336) of Karen E. Spilka, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Lori A. Ehrlich, Joan B. Lovely and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and bi-literacy. Education.
H.336 HD1467 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 336) of Tackey Chan and others relative to promoting child development and school-readiness. Education.
H.340 HD1471 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 340) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality. Education.
S.342 SD1821 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 342) of Bruce E. Tarr, Diana DiZoglio and Joan B. Lovely for legislation to provide child exploitation awareness education. 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.372 SD47 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 372) of Daniel A. Wolf, Sarah K. Peake, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to spouses as caregivers. Elder Affairs.
H.404 HD1481 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 404) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to ensure that students with disabilities have an opportunity to participate in physical education. Education.
H.429 HD2844 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 429) of Jay D. Livingstone and others for legislation to increase participation in early childhood care settings. Education.
H.433 HD3210 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 433) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to require the disclosure to parents of standardized student assessments from kindergarten through twelfth grade. Education.
S.439 SD466 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 439) of Jason M. Lewis, Chris Walsh, Lori A. Ehrlich, Paul R. Heroux and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.440 SD648 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 440) of Jason M. Lewis, Chris Walsh, Josh S. Cutler, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.462 SD1785 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 462) of Michael F. Rush, Edward F. Coppinger, James B. Eldridge, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the safety and reclamation of quarries. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.464 SD1206 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 464) of Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to restore the public trust for tidelands. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
H.494 HD1322 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 494) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks. 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.526 HD1412 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 526) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs. Elder Affairs.
H.529 HD2741 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 529) of James J. O'Day, Patricia D. Jehlen and others for legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents. Elder Affairs.
H.534 HD1220 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 534) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others that the Division of Medical Assistance provide coverage for residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older. Elder Affairs.
S.570 SD1453 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 570) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Barbara L'Italien, Jason M. Lewis, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to continue care for families enrolled in MassHealth. Health Care Financing.
H.592 HD2076 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 592) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to voting overseas. Election Laws.
S.593 SD718 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 593) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jason M. Lewis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., William C. Galvin and other members of the General Court for legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth program. Health Care Financing.
S.603 SD1377 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 603) of Eric P. Lesser, Bruce E. Tarr, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Joan B. Lovely and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the accessibility and affordability of naloxone and other pharmaceutical drugs of public health concern. Health Care Financing.
S.611 SD1629 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 611) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michelle M. DuBois, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide equal access to medical treatments essential for people with autism. Health Care Financing.
S.671 SD1482 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 671) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Marjorie C. Decker, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a scholarship fund to increase the number of medical providers who are knowledgeable in autism. Higher Education.
S.672 SD1487 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 672) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo M. Scaccia, Michael O. Moore, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
S.673 SD1554 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 673) of Barbara L'Italien, Jason M. Lewis, Tom Sannicandro, Mary S. Keefe and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to improving graduation rates at public colleges and universities. Higher Education.
S.680 SD1016 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 680) of Karen E. Spilka, Benjamin Swan, Marjorie C. Decker, David Paul Linsky and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations. Higher Education.
S.707 SD210 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 707) of Brian A. Joyce and Joan B. Lovely for legislation to clarify condominium priority liens. Housing.
S.730 SD1149 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 730) of William N. Brownsberger, John J. Lawn, Jr., Joan B. Lovely, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to governmental and charitable tort liability. The Judiciary.
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.
H.784 HD764 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 784) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.786 HD789 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 786) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.789 HD826 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 789) of Ruth B. Balser, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to require coverage for community and home-based behavioral health care services for certain children and adolescents with mental health disorders. Financial Services.
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 other members of the General Court for legislation to create a rights of victims of sexual assault task force. The Judiciary.
S.878 SD1735 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Mark C. Montigny, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles. The Judiciary.
H.891 HD1041 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 891) of Kay Khan and others relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees. Financial Services.
H.901 HD469 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 901) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage. Financial Services.
S.904 SD1028 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 904) of Karen E. Spilka, Jason M. Lewis, Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft. The Judiciary.
H.905 HD3493 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 905) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services. Financial Services.
H.927 HD1769 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Montigny, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 927) of Sarah K. Peake, Mark C. Montigny and others relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment. Financial Services.
S.938 SD1878 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 938) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to private right of action to preserve public safety. The Judiciary.
H.956 HD1236 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 956) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage. Financial Services.
S.962 SD315 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 962) of Cynthia S. Creem, Michael O. Moore, Jason M. Lewis, Ryan C. Fattman and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to employees social media privacy protection. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.981 SD1273 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 981) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Michael O. Moore, Jose F. Tosado, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect temporary workers’ unemployment benefits. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.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.
H.1009 HD2589 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1009) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to provide for primary and preventative health care services for certain children in the Commonwealth. Health Care Financing.
S.1040 SD1131 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1040) of John F. Keenan, Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation to create patient choice and education in the dispensing of opiate drugs. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1041 SD1650 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1041) of John F. Keenan, Josh S. Cutler, Tackey Chan, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to high volume and high risk prescriptions. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1042 SD1739 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of John F. Keenan, James M. Cantwell, Daniel A. Wolf, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to responsible stewardship by drug manufacturers. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1045 SD1381 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1045) of Eric P. Lesser, Jennifer L. Flanagan, John F. Keenan, Joan B. Lovely and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent prescription drug abuse by closing the pharmacy shopping loophole. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1046 SD1604 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1046) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Tom Sannicandro, David M. Rogers and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1060 HD1119 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1060) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers. Higher Education.
H.1065 HD1053 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1065) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to create a scholarship fund to further the study of developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
S.1071 SD140 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1071) of Benjamin B. Downing, Marjorie C. Decker, Dennis A. Rosa, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote transparency in local government. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1072 SD902 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1072) of James B. Eldridge, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Jason M. Lewis, Susan Williams Gifford and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1103 SD974 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1103) of Karen E. Spilka, Timothy R. Madden, Josh S. Cutler, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animals during pet sales. Municipalities and Regional Government.
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.1119 SD1200 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1119) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jeffrey Sánchez, Jonathan Hecht, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors. Public Health.
S.1125 SD1530 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1125) of Harriette L. Chandler, John W. Scibak, Sal N. DiDomenico, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the enhanced management of early childhood caries among MassHealth patients. Public Health.
H.1139 HD1241 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1139) of Theodore C. Speliotis and Joan B. Lovely relative to emergency hotel or motel housing requirements. Housing.
H.1144 HD3419 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1144) of Joseph F. Wagner and others for legislation to further regulate vendors providing emergency housing assistance. Housing.
H.1145 HD3428 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1145) of Joseph F. Wagner, Aaron Vega and Joan B. Lovely for legislation to prohibit the use of certain hotels and motels in connection with the Emergency Housing Assistance Program. Housing.
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.1178 SD664 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1178) of Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge, Josh S. Cutler, Jennifer L. Flanagan and others for legislation to establish the special commission on local and regional public health. Public Health.
S.1179 SD1579 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1179) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Tom Sannicandro, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Public Health.
S.1180 SD1608 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1180) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Carolyn C. Dykema, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase current medical providers' knowledge about autism in order to improve the treatment individuals with autism receive in medical settings. Public Health.
H.1187 HD2118 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1187) of Garrett J. Bradley and others for legislation to increase the fines for failure to wear a seat belt. The Judiciary.
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.1220 HD347 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1220) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases. The Judiciary.
H.1239 HD2991 By Ms. Cole of Peabody, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1239) of Leah Cole and others relative to children's interests in cases of abuse or neglect resulting in judicial proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.1246 HD1995 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1246) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel. The Judiciary.
H.1278 HD1893 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1278) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others relative to rendering the criminal and civil justice systems accessible to victims of sexual violence. The Judiciary.
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.1323 SD1355 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1323) of James E. Timilty, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Denise Provost, David Paul Linsky and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Architectural Access Board. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1336 HD2788 By Miss Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1336) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to manslaughter caused while protesting or blocking highway or roadway access . The Judiciary.
S.1346 SD898 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1346) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Thomas M. McGee, Jason M. Lewis, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Option (d) beneficiaries. Public Service.
H.1376 HD2230 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1376) of Bradford R. Hill and others relative to certain habitual offenders. The Judiciary.
H.1378 HD2240 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1378) of Bradford R. Hill and others relative to notices to notaries public and justices of the peace prior to the expiration of their commissions. The Judiciary.
S.1382 SD336 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1382) of John F. Keenan, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Thomas M. McGee, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to GIC dental and vision benefits for municipal employees. Public Service.
H.1493 HD2587 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1493) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder. The Judiciary.
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.1507 SD1399 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1507) of Eric P. Lesser, Sal N. DiDomenico, Joan B. Lovely, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote high-tech job growth in gateway cities. Revenue.
H.1511 HD2678 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1511) of David M. Nangle and others relative to the crime of intentionally obstructing vehicular of pedestrian traffic upon a public way. The Judiciary.
H.1515 HD124 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1515) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
S.1517 SD1617 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1517) of Barbara L'Italien, Frank A. Moran, Jason M. Lewis, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote housing creation for persons with disabilities. Revenue.
S.1524 SD1699 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1524) of Mark C. Montigny, Jason M. Lewis, Michael J. Barrett, Michael S. Day and other members of the General Court for legislation to close a corporate tax haven loophole. Revenue.
H.1527 HD2074 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1527) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to providing for additional justices of the peace. The Judiciary.
S.1555 SD159 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1555) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Dennis A. Rosa, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home modifications for seniors. Revenue.
H.1577 HD3072 By Representatives Rushing of Boston and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1577) of Byron Rushing and others relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations. The Judiciary.
H.1638 HD864 By Mr. Tucker of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1638) of Paul Tucker and others relative to clarifying a designated offense under the wire interception law. The Judiciary.
S.1648 SD707 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1648) of Linda Dorcena Forry, David Paul Linsky, Peter V. Kocot, Michelle M. DuBois and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote purchasing from social enterprises by governmental bodies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1680 SD1636 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1680) of Barbara L'Italien, Carolyn C. Dykema, Joan B. Lovely and Marcos A. Devers for legislation to reinvest savings for the financial health of the human service system. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1736 HD2586 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1736) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers and prospective employers. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1768 SD1378 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1768) of James B. Eldridge, Peter V. Kocot, Lori A. Ehrlich, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1784 HD822 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1784) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to payments for psychological services provided by MassHealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1785 HD1016 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1785) of Ruth B. Balser, Jennifer L. Flanagan and others 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. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1801 SD190 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1801) of Robert L. Hedlund, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Timothy R. Madden, James M. Cantwell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the treatment of elephants. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.1804 HD1393 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1804) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to mental health services for children. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1807 SD273 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1807) of William N. Brownsberger, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect vulnerable road users. Transportation.
H.1808 HD1424 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1808) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to access to behavioral health services for persons enrolled in MassHealth public health insurance programs. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1808 SD284 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1808) of William N. Brownsberger, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes. Transportation.
H.1809 HD1425 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1809) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to direct the Division of Medical Assistance to provide coverage for the treatment of opioid dependence. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1812 SD1665 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1812) of Harriette L. Chandler, Elizabeth A. Malia, James B. Eldridge, Tom Sannicandro and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to motor vehicle license suspension. Transportation.
H.1815 HD975 By Representatives Sannicandro of Ashland and Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1815) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to youth substance abuse needs. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1848 HD497 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1848) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the care of animals in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1869 SD969 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1869) of Richard J. Ross, Ryan C. Fattman, Shawn Dooley, Susan Williams Gifford and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to preserving public safety and preventing trespassing on state highways. Transportation.
S.1883 SD1214 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1883) of Bruce E. Tarr, Leonard Mirra, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Thomas M. McGee and others for legislation relative to the essex coastal scenic byway. Transportation.
H.1888 HD1677 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1888) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to establish a Diabetes state action plan. Public Health.
S.1894 SD1847 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1894) of Bruce E. Tarr, James M. Cantwell, Steven S. Howitt, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the license plate system of the Commonwealth. Transportation.
H.1908 HD1327 By Ms. Cole of Peabody, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1908) of Leah Cole and others relative to the reduction of medication waste. Public Health.
H.1935 HD3241 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1935) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances. Public Health.
S.1944 Text of amendment (124) (offered by Senator Montigny 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.2010 HD1416 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2010) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the health care of minors. Public Health.
H.2289 HD2789 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2289) of Robert F. Fennell and others relative to state retirement and pensions. Public Service.
H.2454 HD2722 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2454) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to provide tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic properties for mixed commercial and residential uses. Revenue.
H.2473 HD613 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2473) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to angel investor tax credits. Revenue.
H.2533 HD2238 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2533) of Bradford R. Hill and others for legislation to exempt certain persons who are part of the curatorship program within state parks from paying real estate property taxes. Revenue.
H.2754 HD2254 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2754) of Bradford R. Hill and others relative to accessible electronic information technology for persons with disabilities. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2793 HD3449 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2793) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to designate June sixteenth as domestic workers’ rights day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2837 HD1727 By Mr. Tucker of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2837) of Paul Tucker and Joan B. Lovely relative to authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land containing the Salem Superior Courthouse and County Commissioners Building to the Salem Redevelopment Authority. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2838 HD1763 By Mr. Tucker of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2838) of Paul Tucker and Joan B. Lovely relative to an easement for access to property in the city of Salem. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2925 HD3463 By Messrs. Moran of Boston and Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2925) of Byron Rushing and others for the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
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.3057 HD2069 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3057) of Jerald A. Parisella and others for legislation to authorize certain veterans to use facilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities without cost to such veterans. Transportation.
H.3059 HD2492 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3059) of Jerald A. Parisella and others that the Highway Department create a timeline for interchange improvements along Route 128 from the city of Peabody to the town of Gloucester. Transportation.
H.3127 HD1988 By Representative Atkins of Concord and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3127) of Cory Atkins, James B. Eldridge and others 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. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3139 HD2237 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3139) of Bradford R. Hill and others that the Department of Housing and Community Development allow preference to veterans from other community over a local residents. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3140 HD2250 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3140) of Bradford R. Hill and others for legislation to allow veterans living in housing authorities to deduct the cost of traveling for medical purposes from the income total assessed by said authority. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3160 HD2077 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3160) of Jerald A. Parisella and others that the word “veteran” be added to ballots of candidates who have honorably served in the armed forces. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3161 HD2879 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3161) of Jerald A. Parisella and others for legislation to establish a commission to study veterans transportation issues. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3242 HD369 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3242) of Ellen Story, Todd M. Smola and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3285 HD3279 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3285) of Jerald A. Parisella and others for legislation to authorize an additional veterans retirement allowance for certain public retirees. Public Service.
H.3404 HD2382 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3404) of Daniel Cullinane and others for legislation to establish a registry for home care workers. Elder Affairs.
H.3474 HD1790 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3474) of Cory Atkins and others for legislation to establish the Police Training Trust Fund. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Senator Joan Lovely is in her second term as state Senator for the Second Essex District, comprised of Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem and Topsfield. Senator Lovely has been serving in the Massachusetts Senate since January 2013.

In her first term, Senator Lovely served as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, the Senate Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, and served on five additional joint committees. Also, Senator Lovely was appointed to the Senate Special Committee to Study the Application of Section 35 and Drug Addiction Treatment Options and the Massachusetts Special Legislative Commission on Postpartum Depression.

Prior to joining the Legislature, Senator Lovely served on the Salem City Council for over 15 years. She served as President of the City Council in 2001 and in 2012. Senator Lovely immersed herself in the Council’s work while serving as chairwoman of the Committee on Administration and Finance, the Committee on Ordinances, Licenses, and Legal Affairs, and the Committee on Community and Economic Development. Senator Lovely also acted as the Council’s liaison to the Board of Directors for the Salem Council on Aging and to the city’s Commission on Disabilities. Her years of experience on the ground level of government have given the Senator a deep appreciation for the complexity and significance of government on the state level.

In addition to her career in public service, Senator Lovely is particularly proud to have volunteered for many years as a literacy buddy for children between grades one and four in the Salem public schools.

Personal Information

Profession: Attorney
Spouse: Stephen
Children: 3
Pets: Maddie the Yellow Lab, Moe the Cat, Freddie the Parrot, and 7 Call Ducks
Interests: Boating, gardening

Career Highlights

  • Attorney, Lovely Law Group
  • Salem City Council, 1998-2012
  • President, Salem City Council, 2001, 2012

Education & Public Service

  • J.D., Massachusetts School of Law, 2009
  • B.S., Salem State University, 2006
  • A.A.S., Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute, 1978
  • Beverly High School, 1976
Second Essex -- Consisting of the cities of Beverly, Peabody and Salem and the towns of Danvers and Topsfield in the county of Essex.