Bill Docket Bill Title
SD1947 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the creation of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Finance Control Board. Transportation.
SD2197 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rules 9 and 12) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Steven S. Howitt, F. Jay Barrows and James E. Timilty for legislation to authorize the merger of the Annawon Council, Inc. and the Boy Scouts of America into the Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.208 HD499 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 208) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty relative to unsolicited credit cards, checks, and vouchers by mail. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.236 SD394 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 236) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr., James E. Timilty and others for legislation relative to a permanent annual sales tax holiday. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.269 SD765 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 269) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sean Garballey, Denise Provost, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education.
S.312 SD1583 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 312) of Barbara L'Italien, Chris Walsh, James B. Eldridge, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to address the special education needs of children with dyslexia. Education.
H.340 HD1471 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 340) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality. Education.
S.352 SD1441 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 352) of Harriette L. Chandler, Michael F. Rush, Brian A. Joyce, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to stabilize the commonwealth’s nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.391 SD1855 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 391) of Richard J. Ross, Elizabeth A. Poirier, James E. Timilty and Paul R. Heroux for legislation relative to unfunded election audits. Election Laws.
H.430 HD3047 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 430) of Jay D. Livingstone and others for an investigation by s special commission (including members of the General Court) to evaluate student health in schools. Education.
S.454 SD229 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 454) of Marc R. Pacheco, Patricia A. Haddad, Peter V. Kocot, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court lfor legislation relative to recycling. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.502 SD985 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 502) of Anne M. Gobi, Harriette L. Chandler, Marc R. Pacheco, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage. Financial Services.
S.520 SD454 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 520) of Joan B. Lovely, Cynthia S. Creem, Bradford R. Hill, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide health insurance coverage for scalp hair prosthesis. Financial Services.
H.645 HD3405 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 645) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.695 HD554 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 695) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to establishing a department of environmental protection appeals board. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.713 SD1884 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 713) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, James E. Timilty and Diana DiZoglio for legislation relative to access to housing for first responders. Housing.
S.723 SD39 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 723) of Daniel A. Wolf, Timothy R. Madden, Jay D. Livingstone, Michelle M. DuBois and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to compliance of condominium associations. Housing.
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.
S.834 SD1061 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 834) of Anne M. Gobi, Sal N. DiDomenico, James E. Timilty, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law. The Judiciary.
H.879 HD500 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 879) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to health insurance coverage for mastectomies. Financial Services.
H.880 HD532 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 880) of Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and James E. Timilty relative to the health insurance of children of divorced parents. Financial Services.
H.881 HD534 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 881) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the cancellation of certain health insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.882 HD555 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 882) of Louis L. Kafka and others that health insurance policies that cover infantile cataract surgery provide coverage for aphakic lenses for treatment and rehabilitation. Financial Services.
S.903 SD1026 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 903) of Karen E. Spilka, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
H.953 HD1702 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 953) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
S.966 SD673 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 966) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Chris Walsh, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.983 SD1423 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 983) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Karen E. Spilka, Harriette L. Chandler, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish pay equity. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1119 SD1200 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1119) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jeffrey Sánchez, Jonathan Hecht, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors. Public Health.
H.1121 HD739 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1121) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to establishing a lottery process in selecting buyers and/or renters for low and moderate income housing units. Housing.
H.1187 HD2118 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1187) of Garrett J. Bradley and others for legislation to increase the fines for failure to wear a seat belt. The Judiciary.
S.1206 SD235 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1206) of Marc R. Pacheco, James J. O'Day, Chris Walsh, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to patient safety. Public Health.
S.1264 SD1086 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1264) of Anne M. Gobi for legislation relative to criminal justice training regarding persons with autism spectrum disorder. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1417 HD503 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1417) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty for legislation to authorize Paul Scott Noe, an employee of the Trial Court, to transfer his vacation benefits accrued during his time in the Norfolk County Sheriff's Department. The Judiciary.
H.1419 HD559 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1419) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty relative to the public availability of prospective juror lists. The Judiciary.
H.1422 HD564 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1422) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty relative to benefits for court officers and county sheriff office employees. The Judiciary.
H.1425 HD1647 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1425) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the health of public safety officers exposed to hypodermic syringes or hypodermic needles. The Judiciary.
S.1459 SD670 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1459) of Cynthia S. Creem, Stephen Kulik, Cory Atkins, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation revenue. Revenue.
S.1468 SD1202 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1468) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., Paul W. Mark, Aaron Vega and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to building real incentives for college savings. Revenue.
S.1483 SD1084 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1483) of Anne M. Gobi, Timothy R. Madden, Ruth B. Balser, Michael S. Day and others for legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit. Revenue.
S.1484 SD1087 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1484) of Anne M. Gobi, Bruce J. Ayers, Robert L. Hedlund, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
H.1493 HD2587 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1493) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder. The Judiciary.
S.1555 SD159 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1555) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Dennis A. Rosa, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home modifications for seniors. Revenue.
S.1600 SD1690 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1600) of Bruce E. Tarr, Citizens for Limited Taxation, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the Senate for legislation to reduce the income tax. Revenue.
S.1717 SD409 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1717) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Josh S. Cutler, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the observance of a Gold Star Wives Day and a Gold Star Mothers and Families Day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.1988 HD706 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1988) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the availability of prescription medication during an emergency. 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.2143 HD673 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2143) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to fire protection systems for buildings and structures. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3021 HD552 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3021) of Louis L. Kafka and James E. Timilty for legislation to expand the "the ride" service of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to communities within twenty-five miles of the city of Boston. Transportation.
H.3025 HD3131 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3025) of Louis L. Kafka and others providing for an investigation and study to identify existing structural or policy-based impediments to delivering a more comprehensive and efficient transportation system for the senior, disabled, and veteran populations. 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.3595 HD3940 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3595) of Louis L. Kafka, James E. Timilty and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Sharon be authorized to issue an abatement for a portion of real estate taxes assessed on a certain parcel of land in said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

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Bristol and Norfolk -- Consisting of the city of Attleboro, ward 3, precinct B, ward 4, precincts A and B, ward 5, precincts A and B, ward 6, precincts A and B, and the towns of Mansfield, Norton, Rehoboth and Seekonk in the county of Bristol; and the towns of Foxborough, Medfield, Sharon, precincts 1, 4 and 5, and Walpole in the county of Norfolk.