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James J. Lyons, Jr. Representative

R Andover
James J. Lyons, Jr.

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State House
Room 39
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2014
Fax: 617-626-0246
Email: James.Lyons@mahouse.gov
District Office
12 High Vale Lane
Andover, MA 01810
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Bill Docket Bill Title
HD3651 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for adoption of resolutions condemning the actions of the Internal Revenue Service in regard to their investigation of non-profit groups with certain political affiliations. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
HD3864 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to repeal the 2013 sales tax on computer and software technology services. Revenue.
HD3903 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Geoff Diehl and others for legislation to repeal the linkage of the gas tax to the Consumer Price Index. Revenue.
HD4092 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell and others for legislation to establish a one year waiting period prior to implementing new taxes. Revenue.
HD4093 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell and others relative to the implementation of regulations. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
HD4094 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell and others that the rules and regulations regarding the economic impact on small businesses be reviewed once every 5 years. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
HD4095 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell and others relative to environmental impacts of generating facilities. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
HD4096 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell and others relative to the posting of public hearing notices by the joint committee on ways and means. Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
HD4163 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to the unemployment insurance rate. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.109 HD2459 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 109) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cash assistance program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.126 HD926 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 126) of Kevin J. Kuros and others for legislation to expand the Department of Children and Families definition of mandated reporter. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.132 HD3378 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 132) of Robert L. Hedlund and others that the Department of Transitional Assistance establish and maintain an online application process for businesses wishing to apply to accept electronic benefit transfer cards at point of sale. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.133 HD3384 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 133) of Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation to eliminate fraud in the public assistance programs by requiring stringent asset and identity verification checks before the awarding of benefits. 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.274 SD1427 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 274) of Bruce E. Tarr, John P. Fresolo, Randy Hunt, Angelo L. D'Emilia and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide child exploitation awareness education. Education.
S.326 SD822 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 326) of Barry R. Finegold and James J. Lyons, Jr. for legislation relative to eliminating sub-precincts in the town of Andover. Election Laws.
H.391 HD1303 By Mr. Frost of Auburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 391) of Paul K. Frost and others for legislation to protect the rights of students to express religious viewpoints. Education.
H.427 HD950 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 427) of Randy Hunt and others relative to parental notification for out-of-school-district counseling referrals. Education.
H.431 HD2413 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 431) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to parental notification . Education.
S.483 SD201 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 483) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Bruce E. Tarr, Gale D. Candaras, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate pharmacy audits. Financial Services.
S.802 SD1420 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 802) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bruce J. Ayers, John P. Fresolo, Randy Hunt and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to out of state sex offenders. The Judiciary.
S.803 SD1421 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 803) of Bruce E. Tarr, John P. Fresolo, Randy Hunt, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to rape of a child by force. The Judiciary.
S.804 SD1423 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 804) of Bruce E. Tarr, John P. Fresolo, Randy Hunt, Angelo L. D'Emilia and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to sexual deviants. The Judiciary.
S.811 SD1554 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 811) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bruce J. Ayers, John P. Fresolo, Randy Hunt and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide transparent sex offender information to the public. The Judiciary.
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.1070 SD1391 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1070) of Richard T. Moore, Michael O. Moore, Anne M. Gobi, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.1282 HD2343 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1282) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to the penalties for the dissemination of matter harmful to minors in school. The Judiciary.
H.1354 HD1850 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1354) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to the definition of gender identity as it applies to lawfully segregated facilities. The Judiciary.
H.1404 HD2405 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1404) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the penalties for the crime of fetal homicide. The Judiciary.
H.1409 HD2986 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1409) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to protection from sex offenders. The Judiciary.
H.1452 HD1441 By Representatives Kuros of Uxbridge and Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1452) of Kevin J. Kuros, Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit partial birth abortions. The Judiciary.
S.1484 SD1740 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1484) of Barry R. Finegold, James R. Miceli and James J. Lyons, Jr. for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to sell or lease certain property in the town of Tewksbury. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1485 SD1741 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1485) of Barry R. Finegold, James R. Miceli and James J. Lyons, Jr. for legislation to authorize the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to grant a sewer easement in certain land in the town of Tewksbury. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1565 HD552 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1565) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to information provided to women seeking abortions. The Judiciary.
H.1567 HD562 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1567) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit abortions solely on account of the sex of the unborn child. The Judiciary.
H.1732 HD2351 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1732) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to unemployment insurance reform. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1809 SD1854 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1809) of Bruce E. Tarr, James J. Lyons, Jr., Kathleen O'Connor Ives and Diana DiZoglio for legislation relative to affordable housing in the town of North Andover . Housing. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1815 SD1855 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1815) of Bruce E. Tarr, James J. Lyons, Jr., Kathleen O'Connor Ives and Diana DiZoglio(by vote of the town) for legislation to grant an easement at Rea's Pond Sewer Pump Station in the town of North Andover. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. [Local Approval Received.]
H.1930 HD2361 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1930) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others for legislation to require physicians to anesthetize the fetus prior to performing certain abortions. Public Health.
S.1967 SD1879 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Barry R. Finegold, Frank A. Moran and James J. Lyons, Jr. for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the town of Andover as the Andover Veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan War Memorial Bridge. Transportation.
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.
S.2008 SD1992 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to juvenile life with parole . The Judiciary.
H.2542 HD1685 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2542) of Geoff Diehl and others relative to income tax return options. Revenue.
H.2609 HD2390 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2609) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the reduction of certain sales and use taxes. Revenue.
H.2614 HD2448 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2614) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to reducing the income tax rate. Revenue.
H.2618 HD2476 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2618) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to establish a sales tax holiday for the year 2014. Revenue.
H.2620 HD2517 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2620) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to establish a sales tax holiday for the year 2013. Revenue.
H.2830 HD2461 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2830) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the failure to file certain reports by candidates under the campaign finance laws. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2857 HD1334 By Mr. Miceli of Wilmington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2857) of James R. Miceli and others relative to authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintainance to modify the lease agreement on certain property owned by the Commonwealth in the town of Tewksbury. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2858 HD1348 By Mr. Miceli of Wilmington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2858) of James R. Miceli and others relative to authorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintainance to modify the lease agreement on certain property owned by the Commonwealth in the town of Tewksbury. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3164 HD3198 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3164) of Joseph F. Wagner and others relative to the trucking and messenger/courier industries. Transportation.
H.3264 HD1926 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3264) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibit subdivisions of the Commonwealth from further restricting the use or possession of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3266 HD2693 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3266) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibit counties, cities or towns from adopting ordinances or regulations concerning lawful firearms, ammunition or ammunition component rights. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3268 HD2695 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3268) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to firearm license fees. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3269 HD2697 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3269) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the licensing of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3385 HD3538 By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael A. Costello and others for legislation to require certain telecommunications service companies to provide call center service assistance. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3483 HD3653 By Mr. Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3483) of Frank A. Moran, James J. Lyons, Jr., and Barry R. Finegold (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Andover to convey a certain parcel of land. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3646 Filed by Mr. Winslow of Norfolk and other members of the House. September 12, 2013.
H.4094 HD4197 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to authorize the board of elementary and secondary education to develop or implement the common core standards. Education.
H.4173 HD4303 By Mr. Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4173) of Frank A. Moran, James J. Lyons, Jr. and Barry R. Finegold (by vote of the town) that elected officials of the town of Andover be excluded from health care benefits provided by said town. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4174 HD4304 By Mr. Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4174) of Frank A. Moran, James J. Lyons, Jr. and Barry R. Finegold (by vote of the town) that the town of Andover be authorized to provide property tax relief for certain elderly residents of said town. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]

Personal Information

Profession: Businessman
Spouse: Bernadette
Children: 2
Religion: Roman Catholic
Pets: Sparky

Career Highlights

  • Elected State Representative for the 18th Essex district in November 2010
  • Ranking Republican, Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Business
  • Ranking Republican, Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight
  • Joint Committee on Housing

Education & Public Service

  • BA in Political Science from Brandeis University, Class of 1975
  • Graduate of Arlington Catholic, Class of 1971
Eighteenth Essex, Consisting of Andover: Precincts 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9; Boxford: Precinct 1; North Andover: Precincts 6, 7, 8; Tewksbury: Precincts 3, 3A (Middlesex County)

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