John J. Lawn, Jr. Representative

D Watertown
John J. Lawn, Jr.


State House
Room 160
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2304
Fax: 617-626-0150
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD39 For legislation relative to compliance of condominium associations.
HD48 Relative to creating a difficult to manage unit within the Department of Mental Health
HD308 Relative to insurance coverage and payment for prescribed treatment for mitochondrial disease
SD310 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety.
SD311 For legislation to remove the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
HD343 Relative to insurance coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome
HD347 Relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD497 Relative to the care of animals in cities and towns
SD533 For legislation to create the Home Works Program
SD548 For legislation relative to chronic care coordination
HD595 Relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services
SD673 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
HD678 Relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants
SD680 For legislation relative to the closing of hospital essential services
HD683 Relative to the safe handling of certain hazardous drugs
HD684 For legislation to regulate the purchasing of state services by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority
HD687 For legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund
HD763 Relative to health clubs and the use and deployment of defibrillators
SD765 For legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
SD785 For legislation relative to Acute-care hospitals.
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
HD829 Relative to community access television
HD831 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
SD841 For legislation to require automated external defibrillators in schools.
HD913 That tobacco tax revenues be used to reduce tobacco use
SD982 Relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
HD1029 For legislation to establish safeguards to prevent death and disability from stroke
HD1046 For legislation to update the contraceptive coverage equity law to require insurance carriers to provide all contraceptive methods without a co-pay
HD1049 Relative to credible service for school nurses
SD1068 For legislation relative to comprehensive land use reform and partnership
HD1095 Relative to the administration of controlled substances
SD1105 For legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles.
HD1112 That certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called
SD1112 For legislation relative to equal access to original birth certificates
HD1119 For legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers
HD1133 Relative to the development of economically sound and environmentally progressive solid waste management strategies to improve recycling.
HD1137 Relative to the occupation of advanced dental hygiene practitioner
HD1149 Relative to the commission paid to licensed lottery sales agents
SD1149 For legislation relative to governmental and charitable tort liability
HD1153 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
HD1189 For legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at certain health care institutions
SD1189 For legislation relative to women’s health and economic equity
HD1208 Relative to health care worker safety
HD1209 Relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers
HD1301 Relative to employment and job training
HD1318 Relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
SD1362 For legislation relative to student sex education.
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
HD1370 For legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws
HD1450 Relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department
HD1467 Relative to promoting child development and school-readiness
HD1489 Relative to providing protection from child enticement
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1730 Relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness and the establishment of a Medicaid reimbursement enhancement fund
SD1749 For legislation to improve educational outcomes for children in the Commonwealth from birth through school age.
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1871 Relative to state contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1967 Relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees
HD1995 Relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2089 For legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2198 For legislation to create a college savings program for every child born in the Commonwealth
HD2248 Establishing schedules for employees
HD2368 Relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services
HD2373 Relative to granting equal access to original birth certificates
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2433 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2472 Relative to pension benefits for surviving spouses of Department of Children and Families social workers killed in the line of duty
HD2474 Relative to public employees' workers compensation benefits
HD2475 Relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families
HD2476 For legislation to establish secure choice retirement savings plan
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
HD2691 Relative to the definition of "bona fide business entities"
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2789 Relative to state retirement and pensions
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2835 For legislation to establish a living wage for employees of certain retail stores and fast food restaurants
HD3016 Relative to the taxation of short-term residential rentals
HD3072 Relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations
HD3154 Relative to authorizing the Governor to appoint a registered nurse to the Health Policy Commission
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3215 Relative to enhancing consumer protection and transparency under the social work licensing law
HD3268 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
HD3298 Relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases
HD3305 For legislation to ensure the payment of at least a living wage to all employees
HD3391 An Act providing for certain health insurance coverage
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3414 For legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program
HD3425 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws
HD3463 Relative to transparency and accountability for Boston's 2024 Olympic bid
HD3487 For legislation to increase access to vaccines
HD3554 Relative to child sexual abuse prevention education in elementary and secondary schools

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator; Broker/Owner Charles River Real Estate, Inc.
Spouse: Shannon
Children: 5

Education & Public Service

  • Saint Patricks High School, Watertown
  • Merrimack College 1991
  • Elected to MA House May- 2011
  • Watertown Town Counsel 2006-Present
  • Board of Directors Watertown Boy's & Girl's Club
  • Special Olympics volunteers; IAABO Basketball Official
Tenth Middlesex, Consisting of Newton: Ward 1: Precincts 1, 4; Waltham: Ward 4: Precinct 2, Ward 5: Precinct 1, Ward 6: Precinct 2, Ward 7: Precinct 2, Wards 8, 9; Watertown: Precincts 10, 11, 12