Jennifer E. Benson Representative

D Lunenburg
Jennifer E. Benson

Addresses

State House
Room 42
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2014
Fax: 617-722-2813
Email: Jennifer.Benson@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD47 For legislation relative to spouses as caregivers.
SD94 For legislation relative to the term "Gold Star" and for related purposes
SD162 For legislation relative to the practice of athletic training
SD223 For legislation to establish a moratorium for charter schools
SD254 For legislation to authorize voluntary income tax return contributions to the Massachusetts Fire Fighters Academy Trust Fund
SD255 For legislation relative to horse riding instructor’s licenses.
SD256 For legislation to clarify deadlines for submission of applications for land under Chapter 61a.
SD257 For legislation to clarify the allowance of land under chapter 61b
SD285 For legislation to combat climate change.
SD289 For legislation relative to foster care children
SD306 For legislation to improve the Commonwealth's economy with a strong minimum wage.
SD335 For legislation relative to health insurance coverage by athletic trainers
SD351 For legislation to support municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund.
SD398 For legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity.
SD407 For legislation to provide access to patient protection services for all Massachusetts citizens
SD408 For legislation to provide equitable access to behavorial health for MassHealth consumers
SD409 For legislation relative to the observance of a Gold Star Wives Day and a Gold Star Mothers and Families Day
SD411 For legislation relative to dangerousness hearings
SD412 For legislation to prevent intimidation in all courts of the Commonwealth
SD521 For legislation relative to manufactured housing community owner or operator licensing fees
HD531 An Act to establish estate tax valuation for farms
SD533 For legislation to create the Home Works Program
SD542 For legislation relative to the re-homing of children
SD551 Relative to cueing and supervision in the personal care attendant program
SD560 Relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants
SD574 For legislation to enhance the educational outcomes of expectant and parenting students
SD633 For legislation relative to home energy efficiency.
SD680 For legislation relative to the closing of hospital essential services
SD699 For legislation to promote equal choice a cost savings in health care
SD718 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth program
SD727 For legislation to increase the property tax deferral for seniors
SD739 For legislation relative to pedestrian stop data.
SD742 For legislation to update reciprocity for licensing optometrists
SD750 For legislation to ensure adequate nursing services at public schools
SD753 For legislation relative to police pursuits in the Commonwealth
SD754 For legislation relative to vehicular homicide while driving under the influence
SD769 For legislation to increase the penalties for corporate manslaughter.
SD778 For legislation relative to the criminal history systems board
SD788 For legislation to strengthen impact, efficiency and accountability in the government-nonprofit partnership
SD803 For legislation to fully apply telemedicine coverage.
SD808 For legislation relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse by expanding SBIRT
SD817 For legislation to establish the miracle league of Massachusetts to provide recreational resources for persons with disabilities
SD889 For legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth
SD902 For legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties.
SD906 For legislation to create the Hampden County Commission on the Status of Women and Girls
SD924 For legislation to ensure healthcare coverage for youth who have aged-out of the department of children and families.
SD935 For legislation to prohibit disciplinary actions by employers on employees serving as volunteer emergency responders
SD945 Relative to the powers and duties of regional school districts
SD971 For legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal lighting plants
SD974 For legislation to protect animals during pet sales.
SD982 Relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property
SD984 For legislation relative to the office of the child advocate
SD989 For legislation to promote asset development in transitional assistance programs
SD993 For legislation to expand the testing for alcoholic beverages of operators of motor vehicles involved in certain motor vehicle accidents
SD1001 For legislation to promote restorative justice practices
SD1008 For legislation to increase recycling by landlords and tenants
SD1030 For legislation to require producer responsibility for collection reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products.
SD1042 For legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife.
HD1052 An Act relative to the safety of school children
SD1053 For legislation to protect the privacy of consumer financial information
SD1066 For legislation relative to geography education
SD1070 For legislation relative to regional stabilization funds
SD1071 For legislation to provide municipal control of liquor licenses.
SD1081 For legislation relative to the distribution of raw milk
SD1092 For legislation to promote energy efficiency and green jobs
SD1101 For legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth
SD1106 For legislation relative to water resource impacts.
SD1110 For legislation to improve the earned income credit for working families
SD1112 For legislation relative to equal access to original birth certificates
SD1113 For legislation relative to Parking Advancements for the Revitalization of Communities (PARC).
SD1130 For legislation to the dispense certain cancer related drugs.
SD1404 For legislation relative to corporations, shareholders, and political expenditures
SD1499 For legislation relative to home care services.
SD1616 For legislation relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
SD1726 For legislation to promote transparency and cost control of pharmaceutical drug prices.
SD1735 For legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles.
SD1738 For legislation relative to plastic bag reduction
SD1762 For legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten.
SD1769 For legislation relative to family financial protection.
SD1885 For legislation relative to traffic and pedestrian stop data.
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD3255 An Act relative to strengthening background checks
HD3391 An Act providing for certain health insurance coverage
H.76 HD2867 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 76) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to enhance opportunities for children in the custody of the Commonwealth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.91 HD2468 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 91) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others for the establishment of an access to healthcare task force (including members of the General Court) for former foster youth to review the barriers of access to healthcare for youth who are aging out or have aged out of the care of the Department of Children and Families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.101 HD855 By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 101) of John J. Lawn, Jr. and others relative to the placement of children. 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.160 HD1593 By Ms. Cariddi of North Adams, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 160) of Gailanne M. Cariddi and others for legislation to require transparency in solicitations via telephone and similar devices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.202 HD521 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 202) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to exempt home appliance service and repair technicians from certain provisions of the Massachusetts Plumbing Code. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.218 HD1443 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 218) of Stephen Kulik and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation to exempt certain persons experienced in performing sprinkler fitting from sprinkler fitters' examining and licensing requirements. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.236 HD2907 By Mr. Mirra of West Newbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 236) of Leonard Mirra and others that the Division of Professional Licensure amend the Uniform State Plumbing Code and associated regulations to include a category of agricultural buildings and operations. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.245 HD1785 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 245) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.262 HD310 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 262) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the accessibility of hearing aids. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.267 HD1829 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 267) of John W. Scibak and others relative to access to telemedicine services by allowing certain clinicians to be credentialed and to allow for coverage of such services by all payers and the Medicaid program. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.329 HD2267 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 329) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to the formula for district reimbursement through the special education circuit breaker. 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.338 HD2319 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 338) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas P. Kennedy and others relative to student safety. Education.
H.358 HD1013 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 358) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others for legislation to provide bonus aid to newly formed regional school districts. Education.
H.359 HD1017 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 359) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to the powers and duties of regional school districts. Education.
H.375 HD1152 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 375) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to allow teachers currently employed and receiving compensation to serve on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education.
H.386 HD2207 By Messrs. Gordon of Bedford and Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 386) of Kenneth I. Gordon, James M. Cantwell and others relative to social media password privacy for school students. Education.
H.392 HD71 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 392) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to special education funding. Education.
H.423 HD2704 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 423) of Kay Khan and others relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting students. 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.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.462 HD3114 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 462) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to develop a high quality pre-kindergarten education grant program. Education.
H.463 HD3142 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 463) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to ensure that each student enrolled in a school district is screened for potential indicators of dyslexia or other reading disabilities. Education.
H.485 HD78 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 485) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to charter schools. Education.
H.487 HD80 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 487) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to include transportation costs in the special education reimbursement program. Education.
H.489 HD3162 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 489) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to establish universal early education and full-day kindergarten in the Commonwealth. Education.
H.490 HD3296 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 490) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to ensure charter school transparency and public accountability. 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.523 HD454 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 523) of Kate Hogan and others relative to senior hoarding. Elder Affairs.
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.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.
H.537 HD2086 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 537) of Cory Atkins and others relative to accountability for certain corporate political activities. Election Laws.
H.574 HD697 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 574) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to ensuring secure voting equipment. Election Laws.
H.575 HD698 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 575) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method. Election Laws.
H.576 HD700 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 576) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method in primaries. Election Laws.
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.
H.654 HD2300 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 654) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others that the Department of Environmental Protection conduct a feasibility study for the implementation of watershed based planning. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.655 HD2336 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 655) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the use and protection of pollinators. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.656 HD2340 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 656) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to provide for a capital outlay program of maintenance and improvements to municipal drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure assets. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.657 HD2568 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 657) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.658 HD3221 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 658) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others that the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife promulgate regulations relative to wildlife and management of natural and water resources. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.663 HD3397 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 663) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to reduce plastic bag pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.689 HD536 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 689) of Kate Hogan and others that cities and towns be authorized to establish agricultural commissions for the promotion and development of the agricultural resources. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.696 HD1571 By Representative Kaufman of Lexington and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 696) of Jay R. Kaufman, Kenneth J. Donnelly and others for legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.697 HD1852 By Representative Kaufman of Lexington and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 697) of Jay R. Kaufman, Kenneth J. Donnelly and others that the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.705 HD1884 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 705) of Robert M. Koczera, Jennifer E. Benson and Chris Walsh to reinstate the Clean Environment Fund to reduce waste and protect the environment in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.707 HD1407 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 707) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.710 HD2032 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 710) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to conservation restrictions and agricultural preservation restrictions providing non-development covenants on land. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.712 HD2053 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 712) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to promote farm viability. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.713 HD2063 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 713) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to direct the Commissioner of Agricultural Resources to establish a livestock care and standards board to ensure the humane keeping and treatment of livestock. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.731 HD2007 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 731) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to establish an advisory committee on the protection of honeybees 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.813 HD3160 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 813) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services. Financial Services.
H.819 HD2881 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 819) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to require insurance companies to reimburse licensed athletic trainers for certain services. Financial Services.
H.871 HD595 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 871) of Kate Hogan and others relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services. Financial Services.
H.900 HD272 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 900) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products. 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.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.
H.942 HD331 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 942) of John W. Scibak and others relative to providing hearing aid coverage for persons with profound hearing loss. Financial Services.
H.946 HD374 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 946) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation provide health benefit plan coverage for hearing aids. 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.964 HD1023 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 964) of Ruth B. Balser and others to preserve affordable health coverage for residents of the Commonwealth. Health Care Financing.
H.984 HD1690 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 984) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others for legislation to establish a program within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to eliminate copays and deductibles for certain high-value and low cost prescription drugs and treatments. Health Care Financing.
H.985 HD1089 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 985) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to transfers of assets by MassHealth members. Health Care Financing.
H.987 HD2327 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 987) of Sean Garballey and others relative to medical assistance recipient assets. Health Care Financing.
H.996 HD286 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 996) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits. Health Care Financing.
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.
H.998 HD1864 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 998) of Kate Hogan and others strengthening the quality and efficiency of home health care services. Health Care Financing.
H.1022 HD582 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1022) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth Program. 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.1041 HD3220 By Representatives Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1041) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses. Higher Education.
H.1044 HD688 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1044) of Sean Garballey and Jennifer E. Benson eliminating Form 901 higher educational institution financial reporting requirements. Higher Education.
H.1046 HD3544 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1046) of Sean Garballey and others relative to public higher education access and policies. Higher Education.
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.
H.1066 HD1153 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1066) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund. Higher Education.
H.1068 HD3165 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1068) of Tom Sannicandro, Michael Moore and others relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
H.1069 HD3167 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1069) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to authorize public institutions of higher education to retain funds received as in-state tuition. Higher Education.
H.1070 HD3169 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1070) of Tom Sannicandro, Michael Moore and others for legislation to exempt residents of the Commonwealth from payment of tuition or mandatory curriculum fees at community colleges. Higher Education.
H.1095 HD2062 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1095) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to grant preference to veterans in all state-aided housing projects in the Commonwealth. Housing.
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.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.1257 HD1957 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1257) of Angelo L. D'Emilia and others for legislation to establish a prison mitigation fund for cities and towns hosting Department of Correction facilities. The Judiciary.
H.1270 HD2308 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1270) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles. The Judiciary.
H.1273 HD1323 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1273) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle. The Judiciary.
H.1275 HD1935 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1275) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns. 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.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.
H.1313 HD2089 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1313) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices. The Judiciary.
H.1362 HD148 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1362) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to health care proxies. The Judiciary.
H.1379 HD586 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1379) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the transfer of ownership of foals under five months by shelters. The Judiciary.
H.1434 HD3032 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1434) of Kay Khan and others relative to providing written health education information to incarcerated women by correctional institutions. The Judiciary.
H.1436 HD3268 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1436) of Kay Khan and others 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. The Judiciary.
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.
H.1513 HD100 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1513) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to the disclosure of visual images of a person without his or her consent. The Judiciary.
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.1531 HD1776 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1531) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy. The Judiciary.
H.1557 HD2084 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1557) of David M. Rogers and others relative to the solicitation of another to commit a felony. The Judiciary.
H.1558 HD2117 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1558) of David M. Rogers and others relative to the penalties for inducing a minor to engage in, agree to engage in or offer to engage in prostitution or sexual conduct. The Judiciary.
H.1560 HD3298 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1560) of David M. Rogers and others relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases. The Judiciary.
H.1575 HD1969 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1575) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops. The Judiciary.
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.1584 HD3156 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1584) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to reform pretrial processes. The Judiciary.
H.1608 HD414 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1608) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further regulate the performing of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health . The Judiciary.
H.1620 HD1921 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1620) of Benjamin Swan and others relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses. The Judiciary.
H.1628 HD2997 By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1628) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and others relative to the criteria for the release of terminally ill inmates to alternative locations of confinement. The Judiciary.
H.1700 HD3190 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1700) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to require the reporting of certain contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Program and the Workers' Compensation System. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1701 HD2332 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1701) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to limit the time that former employees must wait before being employed by a competitor. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1702 HD2648 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1702) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others relative to the minimum wage employers are required to pay tipped employees. 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.
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.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.
H.1793 HD1318 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1793) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1797 HD1972 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1797) of Kay Khan and others relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse at the Framingham Correctional Institution. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
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.
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.
H.1835 HD998 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1835) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to regional stabilization funds. Municipalities and Regional Government.
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.
H.1849 HD868 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1849) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1855 HD372 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator O'Connor Ives, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1855) of David Paul Linsky, Kathleen O'Connor Ives and others relative to parking advancements and the establishment of parking benefit districts in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1865 HD1367 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1865) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals. Municipalities and Regional Government.
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.1912 HD2850 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1912) of Edward F. Coppinger and others for legislation relative to the practice of athletic training. Public Health.
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.
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.
H.1954 HD1189 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1954) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at certain health care institutions. 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.
H.1973 HD45 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1973) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. 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.1986 HD508 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1986) of Louis L. Kafka and others that the Commissioner of Public Health be directed to establish regulations for the return to pharmacies of certain unused medication by health care facilities. Public Health.
H.1991 HD1674 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1991) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to providing care and comfort for the terminally ill. Public Health.
H.1992 HD846 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1992) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to establishing a board of registration in naturopathy and further regulating naturopathic health care. Public Health.
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.1998 HD2941 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1998) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives. Public Health.
H.1999 HD3028 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1999) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Public Health.
H.2001 HD3151 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2001) of Kay Khan and others relative to home health and hospice aides. Public Health.
H.2002 HD3216 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2002) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to provide for the rapid deployment of qualified nurses. Public Health.
H.2045 HD2373 By Representative Rogers of Norwood and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2045) of John H. Rogers, Michael F. Rush and others relative to granting equal access to original birth certificates. Public Health.
H.2046 HD1899 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2046) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for the establishment of a special commission on the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth. Public Health.
H.2062 HD594 By Representative Scibak of South Hadley and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2062) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients. Public Health.
H.2067 HD2743 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2067) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. Public Health.
H.2070 HD460 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2070) of Ellen Story, David Paul Linsky and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
H.2082 HD2824 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2082) of Chris Walsh and others relative to promoting access to accurate medical information. Public Health.
H.2089 HD818 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2089) of Ruth B. Balser. Kenneth J. Donnelly and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to require automatic sprinkler protection systems in certain housing. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2269 HD1530 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2269) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the divestment of state pension funds from holdings in fossil fuel companies. Public Service.
H.2282 HD2551 By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2282) of Peter J. Durant and others relative to the state employee's sick leave bank. Public Service.
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.2334 HD2685 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2334) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the employment of retired fire fighters as training instructors by the Department of Fire Services. Public Service.
H.2348 HD722 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2348) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to cost of living adjustments for retired public employees of the Commonwealth. Public Service.
H.2401 HD1699 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2401) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to improve quality in early education centers and providing better access to quality early education and care. Public Service.
H.2459 HD361 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2459) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to property tax exemptions for veterans. Revenue.
H.2462 HD1514 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2462) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to property tax exemptions. Revenue.
H.2475 HD234 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2475) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices. Revenue.
H.2477 HD1234 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2477) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to tax havens. Revenue.
H.2479 HD1533 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2479) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the earned income credit for working families. Revenue.
H.2483 HD858 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2483) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to clarifying property tax exemptions for solar and wind systems. Revenue.
H.2491 HD2058 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2491) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the timely filing of application in municipalities with programs of revaluation. Revenue.
H.2492 HD2220 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2492) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the sale or conversion of certain tax exempt property. Revenue.
H.2504 HD3064 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2504) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to the registration and taxation of marine vessels. Revenue.
H.2513 HD612 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2513) of Sean Garballey and others relative to the sale of tax exempt property sold by religious and charitable organizations. Revenue.
H.2517 HD668 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2517) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract. Revenue.
H.2527 HD913 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2527) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others that tobacco tax revenues be used to reduce tobacco use. Revenue.
H.2535 HD393 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2535) of Kate Hogan and others to increase the property tax deferral for certain persons sixty-five years of age or older. Revenue.
H.2536 HD520 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2536) of Kate Hogan and others relative to a sales tax exemption for the sale of used books and other items sold by libraries for fundraising purposes. Revenue.
H.2537 HD528 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2537) of Kate Hogan and others relative to uniformity in supplemental real estate taxes. Revenue.
H.2547 HD2330 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2547) of Randy Hunt and others for legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns. Revenue.
H.2568 HD711 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2568) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to real estate tax relief for certain owners of residential property. Revenue.
H.2569 HD727 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2569) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to promote sales tax fairness for small businesses. Revenue.
H.2570 HD1278 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2570) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for the establishment of a standing commission (including members of the General Court) to review and evaluate all tax expenditures. Revenue.
H.2571 HD1550 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2571) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on the tax expenditure budget. 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.2585 HD2012 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2585) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to increase the maximum tax credit allowed for land conservation incentives. Revenue.
H.2586 HD2028 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2586) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to property tax assessments for certain common areas and facilities in condominiums. Revenue.
H.2587 HD2943 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Stephen Kulik, Cynthia Stone Creem and others for legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund. Revenue.
H.2680 HD309 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2680) of John W. Scibak and others to provide an income tax credit for the purchase of hearing aids. Revenue.
H.2772 HD1190 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2772) of Peter V. Kocot and others relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2782 HD63 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2782) of Timothy R. Madden and others for legislation to designate the month of October as Farm to School Month in the Commonwealth and to strategize opportunities to spread farm-to-school programs statewide. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2852 HD2297 By Messrs. Calter of Kingston and Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2852) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2864 HD741 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2864) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to authorize the North Central Chamber of Commerce to establish a pilot program for net metering of electricity for manufacturers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2865 HD742 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2865) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to promote storm resistant utility infrastructure upgrades. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2866 HD748 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2866) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2868 HD3553 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2868) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to utility meters and the rights of utility ratepayers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2885 HD735 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2885) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to authorize the Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Department of Public Utilities to regulate the use of double utility poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2893 HD1497 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2893) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to the authority of the Attorney General in reviewing certain applications that seeks to increase the supply gas and other non-renewable energy resources available in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2909 HD1475 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2909) of Frank I. Smizik and others further promoting energy efficiency and green jobs. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.3009 HD1587 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3009) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to license plate tracking. Transportation.
H.3030 HD2036 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3030) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to exempt certain vehicles used exclusively for agricultural purposes from registration requirements. Transportation.
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.3040 HD2529 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3040) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive registration plates for fire fighters. 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.3060 HD1761 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3060) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds. 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.3141 HD524 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3141) of Kate Hogan and others relative to leaves of absences for civil air patrol members. 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.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.3178 HD710 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3178) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to establish a legislative budget office. Ways and Means.
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.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.3296 HD1584 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3296) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others relative to the valuation of agricultural land. Revenue.
H.3309 HD3168 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3309) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to providing certain property owners with royalties related to the extraction of natural gas. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Jen was elected to represent the Massachusetts 37th Middlesex District on November 4th, 2008. She took office on January 7th, 2009. She was first elected to public office as a member of the Lunenburg School Committee in 2003. She served for over five years on the committee and became the elected Chair. As a state representative, Jen has served as the only freshman member on the Joint Committee on Education and the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Jen has been married to Brent Benson since 1993. They have 3 children, Hannah, 16, Maya, 14 and Noah, 10, who all attend the Lunenburg Public Schools. She grew up in Rochester, NH and graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a BA in Art History.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator
Spouse: Brent Benson
Children: 3
Pets: Siri, a black Goldendoodle
Interests: hiking, camping, spending time with my family

Career Highlights

  • Enactment of the Utility Accountability Bill (December 2009)
  • Serving on the Education Committee and working on Education Reform 2010

Education & Public Service

  • Florida Atlantic University, BA in Art History, 1995
  • Lunenburg School Committee: 2003-2008; Chair May 2007 to November 2008
  • Lunenburg Democratic Town Committee; current member; Chair 2003 to 2007
  • Represenative Jenifer Benson and Family

Thirty-seventh Middlesex, Consisting of Acton: Precincts 3, 4, 5; Ayer: Precinct 2; Boxborough; Shirley; Harvard (Worcester Co.); Lunenburg: Precincts A, C, D (Worcester Co.).