John C. Velis Representative

D Westfield
John C. Velis

Addresses

State House
448
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2582
Email: john.velis@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD4036 By Messrs. Whelan of Brewster and Tucker of Salem, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Timothy R. Whelan, Paul F. Tucker and others relative to the trafficking of Fentanyl. The Judiciary.
H.67 HD681 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 67) of Brian M. Ashe and others that persons diagnosed with familial dysautonomia disorder receive certain services from the Department of Developmental Services. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.70 HD1595 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 70) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.
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.
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.294 SD730 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 294) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Shawn Dooley, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Diana DiZoglio and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide time to develop better measures of and assistance for student learning. Education.
H.295 HD3501 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Wolf, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 295) of Stephen Kulik, Daniel A. Wolf and others relative to establishing an office of rural policy. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
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.
H.319 HD1129 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 319) of Michael D. Brady and others relative to turnaround plans for underperforming schools. Education.
S.326 SD223 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 326) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Denise Provost, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a moratorium for charter schools. Education.
H.335 HD3518 By Representative Cantwell of Marshfield and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 335) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to school safety and student success through school-based law enforcement. Education.
S.350 SD128 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 350) of Daniel A. Wolf, Denise Provost, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to just cause terminations. Education.
H.376 HD2208 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 376) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to impose a moratorium on all new mandated education programs. 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.
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.
H.448 HD2436 By Messrs. O'Day of West Boylston and Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 448) of James J. O'Day, Paul Brodeur and others relative to sexual health education. Education.
H.456 HD2070 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 456) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts. Education.
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.
H.498 HD2211 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 498) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to provide the highest quality education through access of innovative and research-based language education instructional programs. Education.
H.520 HD2456 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 520) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.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.
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.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.617 SD803 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 617) of Mark C. Montigny, John V. Fernandes, John C. Velis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to fully apply telemedicine coverage. Health Care Financing.
H.645 HD3405 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 645) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
H.711 HD2034 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 711) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish a state meat inspection program and enhance the meat and poultry slaughter and processing infrastructure in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.752 HD496 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 752) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.858 HD2368 By Representatives Garballey of Arlington and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 858) of Sean Garballey and others relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services. Financial Services.
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.
H.979 HD1730 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 979) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness and the establishment of a Medicaid reimbursement enhancement fund. Health Care Financing.
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.
H.1055 HD2540 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1055) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty. Higher Education.
H.1064 HD840 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator L'Italien, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1064) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
S.1080 SD906 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1080) of Anne M. Gobi, Brian M. Ashe, Todd M. Smola, Sean Garballey and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1125 HD115 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1125) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others for legislation to exclude certain veterans' benefits in calculating housing assistance benefits. Housing.
S.1181 SD560 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1181) of Joan B. Lovely, James J. Dwyer, Dennis A. Rosa, Colleen M. Garry and other members of the General Court relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants. Public Health.
S.1191 SD841 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1191) of Mark C. Montigny, Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., John C. Velis and other members of the General Court for legislation to require automated external defibrillators in schools. Public Health.
H.1275 HD1935 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1275) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns. The Judiciary.
H.1311 HD763 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1311) of Sean Garballey and others relative to health clubs and the use and deployment of defibrillators. The Judiciary.
S.1373 SD1512 By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1373) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and John C. Velis for legislation to authorize Gary W. Tirrell to receive additional creditable service from the Massachusetts Teachers' Retirement System. Public Service.
H.1427 HD1575 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1427) of Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation to establish penalties for debarred employers, contractors and subcontractors illegally participating in contracts. The Judiciary.
H.1479 HD3146 By Mr. Mannal of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1479) of Brian R. Mannal and others for legislation to increase the penalties for violations of certain hunting laws. The Judiciary.
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.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.
H.1585 HD1045 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1585) of Angelo M. Scaccia and others relative to limited civil liability for sports officials. The Judiciary.
H.1589 HD1364 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1589) of Angelo M. Scaccia and others for legislation to establish a penalty for assault upon sports officials. 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.
H.1728 HD1230 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1728) of Peter V. Kocot and others relative to abusive or hostile work environments. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1733 HD2802 By Representatives Livingstone of Boston and Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1733) of Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to pay equity. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1747 SD285 By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1747) of Michael J. Barrett, Chris Walsh, Kay Khan, Frank I. Smizik and other members of the General Court for legislation to combat climate change. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1748 HD1833 By Representatives Michlewitz of Boston and Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1748) of Aaron Michlewitz, Kate Hogan and others for legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1756 HD2433 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Pacheco, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1756) of James J. O'Day, Marc R. Pacheco and others for legislation to further define standards of employee safety. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1762 HD2165 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1762) of David M. Rogers and others for the establishment of a living minimum wage for employees and contracted employees of the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1769 HD736 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1769) of Ellen Story, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1812 HD2470 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1812) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1826 HD2126 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1826) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to protecting puppies and kittens. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1839 SD1517 By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1839) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and John C. Velis for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the city of Westfield as the All Westfield Patriots Bridge. Transportation.
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.1867 HD3556 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1867) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to establish a Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1919 HD1029 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1919) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to establish safeguards to prevent death and disability from stroke. Public Health.
S.1920 SD2056 By Mr. Humason, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1920) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and John C. Velis (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the authorization of the city of Westfield Retirement Board to grant a superannuation retirement benefit. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.1958 HD678 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1958) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants. Public Health.
H.1961 HD687 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1961) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund. Public Health.
S.1964 SD2032 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1964) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Daniel A. Wolf, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis, James T. Welch and other members of the General Court for legislation to deny paternity rights to perpetrators of rape. The Judiciary.
H.1996 HD2782 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1996) of Kay Khan and others relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances. Public Health.
H.2192 HD3538 By Messrs. Vieira of Falmouth and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2192) of David T. Vieira, Russell E. Holmes and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study concerning police officer standards and training. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2302 HD1967 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2302) of Sean Garballey and others relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees. Public Service.
H.2308 HD1641 By Representative Gentile of Sudbury and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2308) of Carmine L. Gentile and others relative to death benefits to surviving spouses of call and volunteer firefighters. Public Service.
H.2383 HD2472 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2383) of James J. O'Day and others relative to pension benefits for surviving spouses of Department of Children and Families social workers killed in the line of duty. Public Service.
H.2386 HD2475 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2386) of James J. O'Day and others relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
H.2395 HD386 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2395) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to further regulate the right to strike of public employees. Public Service.
H.2503 HD2060 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2503) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. Revenue.
H.2583 HD1396 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2583) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to provide volunteer firefighters with a local option real estate tax exemption. Revenue.
H.2701 HD2538 By Mr. Zlotnik of Gardner, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2701) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik and others relative to the taxation of inventory. Revenue.
H.2802 HD3551 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2802) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to establish a commission to research and assess opportunities to increase accessibility to the Code of Massachusetts Regulations. 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.3072 HD2130 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3072) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes. Transportation.
H.3073 HD2137 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3073) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to define and further protect vulnerable persons on the roads of the Commonwealth. Transportation.
H.3126 HD3364 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3126) of James Arciero and others for legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3151 HD116 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3151) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to the appointment of veterans agents and service officers. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3155 HD1886 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3155) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to burial benefits of veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3156 HD1889 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3156) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibits discrimination against veterans in employment decisions. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3157 HD1890 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3157) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others for legislation to allocate tax credits for projects sponsored by nonprofits to provide permanent housing for formerly homeless veterans in service-based multifamily property and projects. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3158 HD1907 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3158) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to establishing the office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services in the Governor's cabinet. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3159 HD1912 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3159) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to shelter benefits for veterans. 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.3270 HD2735 By Mr. Boldyga of Southwick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3270) of Nicholas A. Boldyga and others for legislation to authorize terminally ill patients to consent to treatment by investigational drugs, biological products or devices. Public Health.
H.3386 HD2399 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3386) of Daniel Cullinane and others for legislation to promote the hiring of residents for permanent and construction jobs created by the Economic Development Incentive Program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
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.3485 HD1703 By Mr. Tosado of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3485) of Jose F. Tosado and others for legislation to establish the gateway municipality public safety program. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3488 HD3391 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3488) of Sean Garballey and others relative to providing certain health insurance coverage. Public Service.
Fourth Hampden. - Consisting of the city of Westfield, in the county of Hampden.