James J. O'Day Representative

D West Boylston
James J. O'Day

Addresses

State House
Room 167
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2810
Fax: 617-626-0884
Email: James.O'Day@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD41 For legislation relative to Medicaid eligibility for seniors.
SD42 For legislation relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility.
SD44 For legislation to ensure effective health care cost control.
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
HD48 Relative to creating a difficult to manage unit within the Department of Mental Health
HD65 Relative to strengthening the civil penalties of stop work orders under the workers' compensation statute
HD71 Relative to special education funding
HD72 Relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities
HD87 Relative to providing retroactive capital reimbursement for a certain nursing facility in the town of Holden
SD95 For legislation to promote employment
HD124 Relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court
SD128 For legislation relative to just cause terminations.
HD231 For legislation to develop housing plans for families, with minor children, who are being evicted from publicly subsidized housing
SD235 For legislation relative to patient safety
HD241 Relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings
HD259 For legislation relative to geography education
HD270 Relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers
HD272 Relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products
SD289 For legislation relative to foster care children
SD307 For legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors.
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
HD361 Relative to property tax exemptions for veterans
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD372 Relative to parking advancements and the establishment of parking benefit districts in cities and towns
HD386 For legislation to further regulate the right to strike of public employees
HD387 Relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts
HD394 For legislation to establish the Robert T. Kilduff firefighters cancer network
HD401 For legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers
HD414 For legislation to further regulate the performing of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health
SD435 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
SD462 For legislation relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimers Project.
HD464 Relative to the fixing or establishing of certain motor vehicle insurance rates
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD496 For legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
HD517 Relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles
SD520 For legislation relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments
SD530 For legislation relative to utility data transparency and access
SD561 For legislation relative to hospital profit and fairness
HD606 For legislation to authorize the use of the Highway Fund to convert private ways to public ways
HD609 Relative to secondary metals dealings
HD628 For legislation to provide purchasing power protection for certain benefits for retired teachers
HD635 Relative to civil service list revocations
SD642 For legislation to promote local economic development.
HD658 Relative to retirement benefits for certain employees of the Department of Correction
HD664 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care
HD667 Relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility
HD670 Relative to Medicaid expansion
HD673 Relative to fire protection systems for buildings and structures
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
HD687 For legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund
SD691 For legislation explore alternative funding sources to ensure safe and reliable transportation
HD691 For legislation to establish a homeless bill of rights
SD730 For legislation to provide time to develop better measures of and assistance for student learning.
HD736 Relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants
SD743 For legislation relative to language opportunity for our kids.
SD771 For legislation relative to CARE
SD776 For legislation to prohibit the Commonwealth from discrimination against those providing special education services to Massachusetts students
HD779 Relative to continuity of care for families enrolled in MassHealth
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
SD803 For legislation to fully apply telemedicine coverage.
HD813 Providing tax exemptions for certain paraplegic veterans
HD831 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
HD868 For legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth
SD878 For legislation to improve vocational training opportunities for unemployed workers
HD909 Relative to charter revocation of charter schools
SD924 For legislation to ensure healthcare coverage for youth who have aged-out of the department of children and families.
SD971 For legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal lighting plants
SD984 For legislation relative to the office of the child advocate
SD996 For legislation to establish Medicare for all in Massachusetts
SD1001 For legislation to promote restorative justice practices
SD1016 For legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations
HD1023 To preserve affordable health coverage for residents of the Commonwealth
SD1023 For legislation to preserve eligibility for PACE program and certain waivered participants.
HD1027 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities
SD1027 For legislation to establish permanent voter registration for registered voters who move within the Commonwealth
HD1035 For legislation to provide high school graduates equal access to in-state tuition rates and financial aid in the higher education system
SD1038 For legislation relative to the countable assets of medical assistance recipients
HD1046 For legislation to update the contraceptive coverage equity law to require insurance carriers to provide all contraceptive methods without a co-pay
SD1053 For legislation to protect the privacy of consumer financial information
SD1066 For legislation relative to geography education
HD1067 For legislation to create a fiscal incentive program for veterans to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields
HD1080 Relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status
HD1089 Relative to transfers of assets by MassHealth members
HD1095 Relative to the administration of controlled substances
HD1097 Relative to providing continuing health insurance coverage for surviving children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty
SD1101 For legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth
HD1107 For legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending
SD1110 For legislation to improve the earned income credit for working families
HD1112 That certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called
SD1113 For legislation relative to Parking Advancements for the Revitalization of Communities (PARC).
HD1124 For legislation to include licensed electricians employed at the Massachusetts housing authorities in Group 4 of the contributory retirement system for public employees
HD1129 Relative to turnaround plans for underperforming schools
HD1151 For legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund
HD1153 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
HD1189 For legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at certain health care institutions
HD1190 Relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format
SD1215 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
SD1223 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth
HD1230 Relative to abusive or hostile work environments
HD1234 Relative to tax havens
SD1237 For legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.
SD1273 For legislation to protect temporary workers’ unemployment benefits
HD1301 Relative to employment and job training
HD1303 Relative to income tax credits for the design and manufacture of video games
SD1308 For legislation relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s
HD1318 Relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments
HD1322 For legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks
HD1343 Relative to providing child care assistance to homeless families
SD1346 For legislation for reimbursement for costs of the ‘Learning Contract’
SD1347 For legislation to expand UMMS class size and allow up to 25 non-Massachusetts residents.
SD1348 For legislation relative to in-state tuition retention for UMMS.
SD1357 For legislation relative to regional transportation ballot initiatives.
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
HD1377 For legislation to authorize the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to establish a local economic development assistance program
SD1387 For legislation to decriminalize non-violent and verbal student misconduct
SD1401 An Act further defining the role of school resource officers
HD1412 Relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs.
SD1423 For legislation to establish pay equity.
HD1424 Relative to access to behavioral health services for persons enrolled in MassHealth public health insurance programs
SD1441 For legislation to stabilize the commonwealth’s nursing facilities.
SD1452 For legislation to establish criteria for Masshealth hardship waivers
HD1469 Relative to the designation of caregivers by certain patients
SD1484 For legislation to create an interagency child abuse and neglect prevention task force.
SD1491 For legislation to reform pretrial process.
SD1522 For legislation to provide for safe patient handling
HD1529 That provision be made for binding arbitration for fire fighters and police officers
HD1533 Relative to the earned income credit for working families
HD1565 For legislation to grant public employee retirement rights to certain persons providing educational services to special need students
HD1566 To provide for reforms and improvements to the Commonwealth's transportation system
HD1575 For legislation to establish penalties for debarred employers, contractors and subcontractors illegally participating in contracts
HD1587 Relative to license plate tracking
HD1593 For legislation to require transparency in solicitations via telephone and similar devices
HD1648 An Act relative to local procurement
HD1650 Relative to junior operator's licenses
SD1654 For legislation to promote efficiency and transparency in economic development
HD1656 Relative to the process for collecting delinquent property taxes
HD1658 Relative to preserving eligibility for the PACE program and certain waivered services
SD1665 For legislation relative to motor vehicle license suspension
SD1669 For legislation to reinvest in working families
HD1674 Relative to providing care and comfort for the terminally ill
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1690 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
HD1708 For legislation to authorize the Secretary of Transportation to establish a system to reuse surplus rail assets
HD1709 An Act relative to independent contractors
HD1728 An Act relative to privatization contracts
HD1730 Relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness and the establishment of a Medicaid reimbursement enhancement fund
HD1756 Relative to coordinating the availability of transit services to employees of existing and expanding businesses by the Massachusetts Office of Business Development
SD1756 For legislation relative to transfer of assets by MassHealth members.
HD1761 For legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds
SD1762 For legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten.
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
SD1769 For legislation relative to family financial protection.
SD1770 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenses.
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1829 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
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1840 For legislation to establish an interagency child abuse and neglect prevention task force
SD1853 An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program
HD1862 For legislation to authorize municipalities to assess certain taxes for financing regional transportation needs and investments
HD1867 Establishing the Olmsted Park improvement fund
HD1871 Relative to state contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
HD1899 For the establishment of a special commission on the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth
HD1906 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1967 Relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees
HD1988 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
HD2015 For legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor
HD2042 For legislation to decriminalize certain non-violent demonstrations by students
HD2060 Relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
HD2072 For legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status
HD2089 For legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices
HD2097 Relative to tax credits for digital media products
HD2188 Relative to juvenile court jurisdiction to divert from further court processing of certain children
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2211 For legislation to provide the highest quality education through access of innovative and research-based language education instructional programs
HD2327 Relative to medical assistance recipient assets
HD2342 Relative to vocational training for the unemployed
HD2345 Relative to temporary workers’ unemployment benefits
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2399 An Act AN ACT CREATING CONSTRUCTION RELEVANCE IN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2468 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
HD2540 For legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
HD2589 For legislation to provide for primary and preventative health care services for certain children in the Commonwealth.
HD2596 Relative to increase the minimum wage for private sector human service workers
HD2615 That banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures
HD2653 For legislation to establish a live theater tax credit program
HD2664 For legislation to prohibit the withholding of diplomas to students meeting all requirements except a score on a state standardized test
HD2670 An Act requiring physician training on Alzheimer's and dementia
HD2685 Relative to the employment of retired fire fighters as training instructors by the Department of Fire Services
HD2701 For legislation to include offsite fabrication work for qualified projects under the prevailing wage laws of the Commonwealth
HD2704 Relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting students
HD2725 Relative to the licensing of refrigeration technicians working on residential or light commercial refrigeration systems
HD2752 For legislation to require producer responsibility for collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products
HD2753 For legislation relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures
HD2759 Relative to creating a rebuttable presumption of job relatedness for certain public safety personnel suffering from disabling conditions caused by exposure to infectious diseases
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2809 Relative to the expungement of criminal records of juveniles
HD2824 Relative to promoting access to accurate medical information
HD2826 Relative to vacant, foreclosing and foreclosed property
HD2835 For legislation to establish a living wage for employees of certain retail stores and fast food restaurants
HD2867 For legislation to enhance opportunities for children in the custody of the Commonwealth
HD2916 For legislation to authorize the Department of Conservation and Recreation and the city of Worcester to create and operate a multi purpose rectangular field at the Lake Avenue Park in Worcester
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2975 Relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
HD2976 Relative to utility data transparency and access
HD2980 Relative to the rights of persons receiving services through the Department of Mental Health
HD2998 For legislation to create a program to reduce childhood obesity by assessing a tax on candies, confectionaries and soft drinks
HD3007 For the imposition of a tax on certain private institutions of higher learning for the purpose of establishing a separate fund to be known as the educational opportunity for all trust fund
HD3072 Relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations
HD3114 For legislation to develop a high quality pre-kindergarten education grant program
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3165 Relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth
HD3169 For legislation to exempt residents of the Commonwealth from payment of tuition or mandatory curriculum fees at community colleges
HD3190 For legislation to require the reporting of certain contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Program and the Workers' Compensation System
HD3200 For legislation to protect tenants and prevent vacancies in foreclosed homes
HD3219 Relative to providing for a tax deduction for income attributable to the discharge of debt on principal residences including debt reduced through mortgage restructuring
HD3220 For legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses
HD3241 Relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances
HD3258 An Act relative to eligibility to become a firefighter or police officer
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
HD3343 For legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3425 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws
HD3433 For legislation to protect families from adverse financial conditions caused by unreasonable debt
HD3439 Relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3525 Relative to Superior Court foreclosure procedures
HD3531 Relative to the open meeting law

Personal Information

Profession: Social Worker
Spouse: Marybeth Murphy O'Day
Children: 4

Education & Public Service

  • Worcester Academy
  • Worcester State University B.S. Urban Studies and Management
  • Mass. House 2007 - Present
  • West Boylston Town Parks and Facilities Committee, West Boylston Democratic Town committee, West Boylston Little League, Board of Directors
  • Worcester Democratic City Committee, Worcester Tree Initiative, Co-Chair
  • Children's Friend, Incorporator; Greendate YMCA, Board of Governors
Fourteenth Worcester, Consisting of West Boylston; Worcester: Ward 1: Precinct 5, Ward 2, Ward 3: Precincts 1, 3, 5