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Jennifer E. Benson Representative

D Lunenburg
Jennifer E. Benson

Addresses

State House
Room 236
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2430
Fax: 617-722-2813
Email: Jennifer.Benson@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
S.34 SD470 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 34) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Sal N. DiDomenico and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to identity theft protections for foster children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.37 SD604 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 37) of James B. Eldridge, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Kay Khan, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote asset development in transitional assistance programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.42 SD686 By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 42) of James T. Welch, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Colleen M. Garry, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the miracle league of Massachusetts to provide recreational resources for persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.63 HD48 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 63) of William M. Straus and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee voting by qualified voters of the Commonwealth. Election Laws.
H.93 HD1270 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 93) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to promote asset development in transitional assistance programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.93 SD624 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 93) of James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis, Denise Andrews, James J. Dwyer and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide municipal control of liquor licenses. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.96 SD1100 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 96) of James B. Eldridge, Robert M. Koczera, Kay Khan, Thomas P. Conroy and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the privacy of consumer financial information. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.98 SD224 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 98) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, William Smitty Pignatelli, Jennifer E. Benson, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to update reciprocity for licensing optometrists. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.99 SD233 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 99) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jonathan D. Zlotnik, Jennifer E. Benson, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow for additional liquor licenses in cities and towns. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.108 HD3301 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 108) of Kate Hogan, Anne M. Gobi and Jennifer E. Benson relative to establishing minimum staffing levels for private sector human service agencies. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.113 HD2078 By Mr. Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 113) of John D. Keenan and others for legislation to establish a task force on child sexual abuse prevention. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.114 HD872 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 114) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a pilot program to provide educational and training programs to low-income families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.151 HD1379 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 151) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to assist people with disabilities in realizing their rights and exercising their responsibilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.155 SD665 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 155) of James E. Timilty, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate secondary metals dealing. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.200 SD1000 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 200) of Stephen M. Brewer, Todd M. Smola, James M. Murphy, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to geography education. Education.
S.206 SD645 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 206) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Martha Coakley, Michael Barrett, Thomas M. Stanley and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to bullying in schools. Education.
S.207 SD1419 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 207) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine M. Clark, Barry R. Finegold, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to revive the Foundation Budget Review Commission. Education.
S.218 SD184 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 218) of Cynthia S. Creem, Kay Khan, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Daniel A. Wolf and other members of the General Court for legislation to maintain short term objectives for students with disabilities. Education.
H.235 HD2891 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 235) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.236 SD225 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 236) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Michael R. Knapik, William Smitty Pignatelli, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure adequate nursing services at public schools. Education.
H.239 HD1728 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 239) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to exempt certain public water system employees from sprinkler fitters examining and licensing requirments. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.289 SD888 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 289) of Katherine M. Clark, Jason M. Lewis, Christopher G. Fallon, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to regard the SHINE health insurance counseling program. Elder Affairs.
S.320 SD1079 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 320) of James B. Eldridge, Robert M. Koczera, Timothy R. Madden, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to accountability for corporate political spending. Election Laws.
H.321 HD304 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Rosenberg, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 321) of Sarah K. Peake, Stanley C. Rosenberg and others relative to coordinating the availability of transit services to employees of existing and expanding businesses by the Massachusetts Office of Business Development. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.321 SD1082 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 321) of James B. Eldridge, Cory Atkins, William N. Brownsberger, Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the General Court for legislation to disclose political spending. Election Laws.
S.327 SD1562 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 327) of Barry R. Finegold, Sal N. DiDomenico, Frank I. Smizik, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform election laws. Election Laws.
H.354 HD983 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 354) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to the formula for district reimbursement through the special education circuit breaker. Education.
S.357 SD961 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 357) of James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Jason M. Lewis, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.358 SD1024 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 358) of James B. Eldridge, Kay Khan, Denise Andrews, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to best management practices in water. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.359 SD1112 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 359) of James B. Eldridge, Martha M. Walz, Thomas P. Conroy, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to plastic bag reduction. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.361 SD1605 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 361) of James B. Eldridge, Martha M. Walz, Michael Barrett, Mary S. Keefe and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.401 HD277 By Representatives Gobi of Spencer and Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 401) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to the powers and duties of regional school districts. Education.
H.402 HD785 By Representatives Gobi of Spencer and Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 402) of Anne M. Gobi, Cleon H. Turner and others relative to creating regional school district planning committees. Education.
S.441 SD513 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 441) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson and Dennis A. Rosa for legislation to reduce the cost of health care. Financial Services.
H.450 HD360 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 450) of James J. O'Day and others relative to age appropriate sexual health education. Education.
H.454 HD1882 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 454) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to bullying in schools. Education.
H.477 HD2656 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 477) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to improve quality in early education centers and providing better access to quality early education and care. Education.
H.493 HD1109 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 493) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to include transportation costs in the special education reimbursement program. Education.
H.515 HD153 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 515) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to student attendance in public schools. Education.
H.516 HD161 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 516) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation relative to equitable school reimbursement funds. Education.
S.518 SD226 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 518) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Kay Khan, Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to provide access to patient protection services for all Massachusetts citizens. Health Care Financing.
H.518 HD224 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 518) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to allow teachers currently employed and receiving compensation to serve on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education.
S.519 SD515 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 519) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Kay Khan and James B. Eldridge for legislation to provide equitable access to behavorial health for MassHealth consumers. Health Care Financing.
H.522 HD330 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 522) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to providing for an analysis of health education. Education.
H.524 HD1032 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 524) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to raise the school dropout age. Education.
H.525 HD1033 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 525) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting students. Education.
H.528 HD1455 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 528) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to requiring the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to review state-mandated reporting requirements for school districts . Education.
H.542 HD319 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 542) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to the calculation of income for spouses of nursing home residents. Elder Affairs.
H.544 HD418 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 544) of Kay Khan and others relative to personal care or managerial services contracts for families caring for elderly relatives. Elder Affairs.
H.545 HD1602 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 545) of Kay Khan and others relative to residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older. Elder Affairs.
H.547 HD1215 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 547) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to Department of Elder Affairs prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Elder Affairs.
H.555 HD1740 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 555) 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.559 HD522 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 559) of Cory Atkins and others relative to accountability for certain corporate political activities. Election Laws.
S.597 SD234 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 597) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jonathan D. Zlotnik and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation relative to manufactured housing community owner or operator licensing fees. Housing.
S.601 SD1541 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 601) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jason M. Lewis, Michael F. Rush, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court that provision be made for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the need for accessible homes for the elderly, returning veterans with disabilities, and families that include persons with disabilities. Housing.
H.604 HD1995 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 604) of Robert M. Koczera and others for legislation to provide for early voting in cities and towns. Election Laws.
H.614 HD1017 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 614) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to authorize persons to pre-register to vote prior to their eighteenth birthday. Election Laws.
H.615 HD1018 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 615) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to establish procedures for early voting in elections in cities and towns. Election Laws.
H.627 HD634 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 627) of Denise Provost and others relative to to initiative and referendum petitions. Election Laws.
H.651 HD1034 By Representatives Walz of Boston and Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 651) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to further regulate the financing of political campaigns. Election Laws.
S.656 SD1613 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 656) of Katherine M. Clark, Paul Brodeur, Donald H. Wong, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect our communities. The Judiciary.
H.712 HD759 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 712) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.717 HD791 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 717) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to the distribution of raw milk. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.726 HD2553 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 726) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to increase the membership of the board of agriculture within the Department of Agricultural Resources. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.732 SD2 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 732) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Marth Coakley, Attorney General, Richard T. Moore, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the penalties for corporate manslaughter. The Judiciary.
S.733 SD227 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 733) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, William Smitty Pignatelli, Jennifer E. Benson, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to vehicular homicide while driving under the influence. The Judiciary.
S.734 SD257 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 734) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Michael R. Knapik, Jennifer E. Benson, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the criminal history systems board. The Judiciary.
S.735 SD259 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 735) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Kimberly N. Ferguson and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to dangerousness hearings. The Judiciary.
S.736 SD260 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 736) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Michael R. Knapik, Jennifer E. Benson, Kimberly N. Ferguson and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent intimidation in all courts of the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
H.745 HD1938 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 745) of Robert M. Koczera and others to reinstate the Clean Environment Fund to reduce waste and protect the environment in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.748 HD1659 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 748) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to amend the conservation restrictions and agricultural preservation statutes. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.749 HD1669 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 749) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.755 HD1736 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 755) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to meat and poultry production, processing and inspection. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.756 HD3259 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 756) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to the Endangered Species Act. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.782 HD385 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 782) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to exempt the personal use of milk and raw milk products by owners of cows and goats from certain laws governing the use of said products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.863 HD122 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 863) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services. Financial Services.
S.878 SD752 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Marc R. Pacheco, Daniel A. Wolf, Michael D. Brady, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the minimum wage. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.939 HD1690 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 939) of Kay Khan and others relative to requiring insurance carriers to recognize nurse midwives as participating providers. Financial Services.
S.941 SD588 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 941) of James B. Eldridge, Eileen M. Donoghue, Denise Andrews, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase recycling by landlords and tenants. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.945 SD1027 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 945) of James B. Eldridge, Michael Barrett, Kay Khan, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to water resource impacts. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.946 SD1099 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 946) of James B. Eldridge, Karen E. Spilka, Paul McMurtry, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.947 SD228 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 947) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Chris Walsh, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to dispose of municipally owned vacant property. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.948 SD262 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 948) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jonathan D. Zlotnik, Jennifer E. Benson, Kate Hogan and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow municipalities to invest in credit unions. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.979 HD1197 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 979) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation provide health benefit plan coverage for hearing aids. Financial Services.
H.980 HD1198 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 980) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to provide hearing aid coverage for persons with profound hearing loss. Financial Services.
S.987 SD77 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 987) of Gale D. Candaras, Paul McMurtry, Christopher G. Fallon, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to permit spouses to to serve as paid caregivers. Public Health.
H.1008 HD1577 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1008) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to the annual reporting of patient safety by health care providers. Health Care Financing.
S.1016 SD230 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1016) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Kay Khan, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to environmentally preferable cleaning supplies. Public Health.
S.1017 SD232 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1017) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Sarah K. Peake, Jennifer E. Benson, Sheila C. Harrington and other members of the General Court for legislation to close hospital essential services. Public Health.
H.1021 HD301 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1021) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to transfers of assets by MassHealth members. Health Care Financing.
H.1025 HD1189 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1025) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the SHINE health insurance counseling program. Health Care Financing.
H.1027 HD2547 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1027) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers. Health Care Financing.
H.1029 HD3296 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1029) 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.1047 HD1767 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1047) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to excluding certain retirement funds from countable assets of medical assistance recipients. Health Care Financing.
H.1049 HD630 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1049) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the Masshealth Program. Health Care Financing.
H.1050 HD2440 By Ms. Provost of Somerville and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1050) of Denise Provost and others relative to mammography services and breast cancer early detection for medical assistance recipients. Health Care Financing.
H.1064 HD2578 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1064) of Sean Garballey and Jennifer E. Benson eliminating the Form 901 reporting requirement. Higher Education.
H.1067 HD3396 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1067) of Sean Garballey and others further regulating the public education nominating council and public higher education. Higher Education.
S.1134 SD1033 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1134) of James B. Eldridge, Michael Barrett, Ellen Story, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a special commission on inmate and prisoner suicides. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1137 SD265 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1137) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police pursuits in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1177 HD929 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1177) of Cory Atkins and others relative to punishment for the crime of domestic violence. The Judiciary.
H.1281 HD2204 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1281) 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.1319 HD1321 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1319) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others relative to the sentencing of certain juveniles convicted of murder. The Judiciary.
S.1342 SD872 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1342) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Paul McMurtry, Michael O. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the property tax deferral for seniors. Revenue.
H.1361 HD748 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1361) of Anne M. Gobi and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation to expand the testing for alcoholic beverages of operators of motor vehicles involved in certain motor vehicle accidents. The Judiciary.
H.1380 HD3057 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1380) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to health care proxies. The Judiciary.
H.1426 HD2123 By Mr. Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1426) of John D. Keenan and others relative to juvenile life sentences. The Judiciary.
H.1431 HD442 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1431) of Kay Khan and others relative to providing written health education information to incarcerated women by correctional institutions. The Judiciary.
H.1433 HD826 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1433) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates. The Judiciary.
S.1483 SD1124 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1483) of James B. Eldridge, Cory Atkins, Jennifer E. Benson and Denise Provost for legislation to designate certain buildings in the town of Acton. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1486 SD446 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1486) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Elizabeth A. Malia, Anne M. Gobi, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen impact, efficiency and accountability in the government-nonprofit partnership. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1548 HD1377 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1548) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to living wills. The Judiciary.
S.1584 SD651 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1584) of James B. Eldridge, Thomas M. McGee, Paul Brodeur, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a grant program for municipal energy efficiency officers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1585 SD840 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1585) of James B. Eldridge and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal lighting plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1586 SD850 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1586) of James B. Eldridge, David M. Rogers, Denise Andrews, Mary S. Keefe and other members of the General Court for legislation to further promote energy efficiency and green jobs. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1630 HD125 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1630) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further regulate the performance of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health . The Judiciary.
S.1678 SD359 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1678) of Thomas M. McGee, Lori A. Ehrlich, Sal N. DiDomenico, Robert F. Fennell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Gold Star Family vanity registration plates. Transportation.
H.1684 HD1014 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1684) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to further define privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
H.1715 HD2221 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Brownsberger, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1715) of Lori A. Ehrlich, William Brownsberger and others for legislation to limit the time that former employees must wait before being employed by a competitor. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1739 HD504 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1739) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish earned paid sick time for certain employees rendering personal care. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1787 HD1339 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1787) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to increase access to mental health facilities for women in the Commonwealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1839 HD786 By Representatives Gobi of Spencer and Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1839) of Anne M. Gobi, Cleon H. Turner and others relative to regional stabilization funds. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1859 HD3216 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Wolf, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1859) of Stephen Kulik, Daniel A. Wolf and others relative to municipal zoning, subdivision control, and master planning. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1862 HD680 By Messrs. Lewis of Winchester and Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1862) of Jason M. Lewis, Cleon H. Turner and others for legislation to enhance municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1871 HD1361 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1871) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to the appointment of alternate members on local historical commissions. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1981 HD39 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1981) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.1985 HD2539 By Ms. Hogan of Stow and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1985) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the release of a body by the medical examiner to a person charged with an offense which resulted in the death of the deceased. Public Health.
H.1995 HD266 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1995) 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.2005 HD428 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2005) 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.2006 HD429 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2006) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to provide for the rapid deployment of qualified nurses. Public Health.
H.2008 HD446 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2008) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives. Public Health.
H.2029 HD1307 By Ms. Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2029) of Elizabeth A. Malia, John F. Keenan and others relative to the certification of alcohol and drug free housing by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services within the Department of Public Health. Public Health.
H.2079 HD414 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2079) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the management of early childhood oral health caries. Public Health.
H.2083 HD2606 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2083) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants. Public Health.
H.2086 HD284 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2086) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. Public Health.
H.2088 HD1156 By Messrs. Smizik of Brookline and Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2088) of Frank I. Smizik, Thomas J. Calter and others requiring health care coverage for the medically necessary treatment for disease, illness, injury, or bodily dysfunction required by a student's individual educational program. Public Health.
S.2137 SD2070 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2137) of James B. Eldridge and Jennifer E. Benson (by vote of the town) for legislation to manage the other post-employment benefits liability of the town of Harvard. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2138 SD2071 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2138) of James B. Eldridge and Jennifer E. Benson (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to community shared solar energy systems in the town of Harvard. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2298 HD1008 By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2298) of Peter J. Durant and others relative to the state employee's sick leave bank. Public Service.
H.2593 HD2701 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2593) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to increase the tobacco excise tax, supplement the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund and reduce youth tobacco consumption. Revenue.
H.2601 HD2554 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2601) of Kate Hogan, Patricia D. Jehlen and others to increase the property tax deferral for certain persons sixty-five years of age or older. Revenue.
H.2629 HD686 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2629) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to promote sales tax fairness for small businesses. Revenue.
H.2630 HD695 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2630) 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.2644 HD1734 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2644) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to provide volunteer firefighters with a local option real estate tax exemption. Revenue.
H.2736 HD64 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2736) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to provide an income tax credit for certain hearing aid expenditures. Revenue.
H.2741 HD529 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2741) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to establish an oil heat energy efficiency fund from an additional assessment on home heating oil. Revenue.
H.2834 HD3034 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2834) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to grant the State Auditor access to certain confidential tax information for use in auditing tax expenditures. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2927 HD643 By Messrs. DiNatale of Fitchburg and Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2927) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2928 HD811 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2928) 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.2929 HD877 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2929) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to promote storm resistant utility infrastructure upgrades. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2933 HD1941 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2933) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to natural gas pipeline safety. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2943 HD1105 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2943) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to include noncarbonated non-alcoholic beverages in the bottle law, so-called. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2945 HD1886 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2945) 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.2950 HD2165 By Mr. Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2950) of John D. Keenan and others for legislation to establish winter patrol cast iron survey protocols for utility company inspections of gas pipelines. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2953 HD1721 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2953) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to restrict callers from using certain automatic dialing devices for sending information to subscribers of telephone services. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2993 HD2598 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2993) of Sean Garballey and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study concerning school library services in the Commonwealth. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.3002 HD1504 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3002) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the State House art commission and State House architect. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.3063 HD742 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3063) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to require drivers employed by companies transporting students to submit to alcohol and drug testing. Transportation.
H.3119 HD296 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Rosenberg, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3119) of Sarah K. Peake, Stanley Rosenberg and others for legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds. Transportation.
H.3277 HD1332 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere and Senator Timilty, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3277) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others that the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security in cooperation with the Criminal History Systems Board establish a secondary metals registry and further regulating the licensing of secondary metals dealers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3291 HD2846 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3291) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the safety of school children. Education.
H.3292 HD3307 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3292) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the Massachusetts center for the book. Education.
H.3294 HD2902 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3294) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the transfer of ownership of foals under 5 months by shelters . The Judiciary.
H.3295 HD3290 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3295) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the abduction of children. The Judiciary.
H.3296 HD3319 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3296) of Kate Hogan and others relative to adjusting unemployment insurance for agricultural workers. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.3503 HD3612 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others relative to the issuance of "Boston Strong" motor vehicle registration plates. Transportation.
H.3667 HD3790 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark J. Cusack, Steven M. Walsh and Jennifer E. Benson relative to the substitution of interchangeable biosimilars. Health Care Financing.
H.3692 HD3883 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to animal cruelty. The Judiciary.
H.3773 HD3930 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen Kulik, Karen E. Spilka and others relative to borrowing by municipalities. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.3943 HD3807 By Representatives Turner of Dennis and Hogan of Stow, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Cleon H. Turner, 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.4058 HD4159 By Ms. Harrington of Groton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sheila C. Harrington and others relative to the care and protection of children. The Judiciary.
H.4121 HD4253 By Mr. DeLeo of Winthrop, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert A. DeLeo and others relative to the reduction of gun violence. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

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.).

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