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Jennifer L. Flanagan Senator

D Leominster
Jennifer L. Flanagan

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State House
Room 208
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1230
Fax: 617-722-1130
Email: Jennifer.Flanagan@masenate.gov
District Office
24 Church Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Phone: 978-534-3388
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD3556 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen L. DiNatale and Jennifer L. Flanagan relative to the definition of "owner" under the laws regulating estates of homestead. The Judiciary.
HD4062 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to the visitation rights of great grandparents. The Judiciary.
S.26 SD236 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 26) of Karen E. Spilka, Anthony W. Petruccelli, John Hart, Jr., James F. Burke, Jr., Mass. Sheriff's Assoc. and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand juvenile jurisdiction, increase public safety and protect children from harm. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.27 SD345 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 27) of Thomas M. McGee, Paul J. Donato, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to foster care children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.31 SD368 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 31) of Karen E. Spilka, Paul J. Donato, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to children who are the subject of an abuse and neglect investigation. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.35 SD501 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 35) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Linda Dorcena Forry, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation regarding pathways to family economic self-sufficiency . Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.45 SD1576 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 45) of Harriette L. Chandler, Matthew A. Beaton, Michael O. Moore, Gale D. Candaras and others for legislation relative to child custody. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.135 HD364 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 135) of James J. O'Day and others relative to housing and support services to unaccompanied homeless youth. 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.172 SD1622 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 172) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Jennifer L. Flanagan, James Arciero and James B. Eldridge for legislation relative to rail-trail construction . Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.198 SD296 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 198) of James E. Timilty, Stephen L. DiNatale, Jennifer L. Flanagan and Steven S. Howitt for legislation relative to thoroughbred horse breeding. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.208 SD1489 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 208) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Michael R. Knapik, Harriette L. Chandler, Karen E. Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to dropout prevention and recovery. Education.
S.209 SD34 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 209) of Katherine M. Clark, Jason M. Lewis, John W. Scibak, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation realtive to healthy youth and sex education. Education.
S.210 SD168 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 210) of Katherine M. Clark, Martha M. Walz, Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to safe and supportive schools. Education.
S.223 SD765 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 223) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Marc R. Pacheco, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the quality in early education care centers. Education.
H.267 HD999 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 267) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.283 HD52 By Mr. Rosa of Leominster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 283) of Dennis A. Rosa and others relative to the prevention of credit card company unfair business practices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.288 SD1653 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Harriette L. Chandler, Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Commonwealth's nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.422 SD662 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 422) of Harriette L. Chandler, John W. Scibak, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Gale D. Candaras and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial services contracts for dental benefits corporations. Financial Services.
S.423 SD664 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 423) of Harriette L. Chandler, John W. Scibak, Jennifer L. Flanagan and Gale D. Candaras for legislation relative to increase choice for dental patients. Financial Services.
S.498 SD880 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 498) of Daniel A. Wolf, Anne M. Gobi, Brian R. Mannal, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent inappropriate denials for medically necessary services. Financial Services.
S.538 SD1396 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 538) of Richard T. Moore, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Carlos Henriquez and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the provider's council. Health Care Financing.
S.557 SD754 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 557) of Marc R. Pacheco, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Walter F. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to patient safety. Health Care Financing.
S.574 SD99 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 574) of Gale D. Candaras, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations. Higher Education.
S.585 SD189 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 585) of Michael O. Moore, Tom Sannicandro, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission on the funding needs for quality public higher education. Higher Education.
S.587 SD210 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 587) of Karen E. Spilka, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Alan Silvia and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations. Higher Education.
S.645 SD328 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 645) of Katherine M. Clark, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Thomas M. Stanley, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide protection from child enticement. The Judiciary.
S.648 SD331 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 648) of Katherine M. Clark, John W. Scibak, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide protection from photographing, videotaping or electronically surveilling a partially nude or nude child. The Judiciary.
S.649 SD332 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 649) of Katherine M. Clark, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Thomas M. Stanley, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to providing protection from subsequent violations of restraining orders. The Judiciary.
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.
S.706 SD1246 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 706) of Cynthia S. Creem and Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to clarify homestead estates and real estate titles. The Judiciary.
H.715 HD789 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 715) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to establish a snowmobile educational safety program. 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.918 SD1510 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 918) of John F. Keenan, Jennifer L. Flanagan and Denise Andrews for legislation relative to the discharge of persons incompetent to stand trial. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.927 SD94 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 927) of Harriette L. Chandler, Mary S. Keefe, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.942 SD618 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 942) of James B. Eldridge, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.948 HD1606 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 948) of Elizabeth A. Malia, John F. Keenan and others for legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services. Financial Services.
S.967 SD310 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 967) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Steven S. Howitt, Richard T. Moore, James M. Cantwell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the powers of town moderators. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.999 SD35 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 999) of Katherine M. Clark, William N. Brownsberger, John W. Scibak, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the responsible counseling of pregnant women. Public Health.
H.1127 HD3170 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1127) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to provide financing for the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents. Housing.
S.1150 SD19 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1150) of Michael O. Moore and Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation realtive to reforming volunteer towing regulations. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1172 SD1101 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1172) of Karen E. Spilka, Louis L. Kafka, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure the safety of people with pets in disasters. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1187 SD578 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1187) of James E. Timilty, Sarah K. Peake, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to require health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1199 SD1078 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1199) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Daniel B. Winslow and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional 911 emergency communication districts. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1222 SD1178 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1222) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Thomas M. McGee, Jennifer L. Flanagan and Sean Garballey for legislation relative to the annual allowance for widows and widowers of certain public employees. Public Service.
S.1223 SD1465 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1223) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jennifer L. Flanagan and Sean Garballey for legislation to modify the retirement benefits of certain widows and surviving spouses. Public Service.
S.1255 SD52 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1255) of Michael O. Moore, Stephen L. DiNatale and Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation relative to the placement of the children of corrections officers on the civil service eligibility list. Public Service.
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.
S.1298 SD924 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1298) of James E. Timilty, Michael O. Moore, Mark J. Cusack, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
H.1308 HD2894 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1308) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to the use of insanity as criminal defense. The Judiciary.
S.1572 SD705 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1572) of Cynthia S. Creem, Alice Hanlon Peisch, James B. Eldridge, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1576 SD1199 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1576) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Michael F. Rush, Tackey Chan, Mark J. Cusack and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1594 SD379 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1594) of John Hart, Jr., Michael F. Rush, Tackey Chan, Mark J. Cusack and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the safe operation of utility vaults. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1643 SD671 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1643) of Harriette L. Chandler, Gale D. Candaras, Jennifer L. Flanagan, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to motor vehicle license suspension. Transportation.
H.1766 HD517 By Ms. Story of Amherst and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1766) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1784 HD467 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1784) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation relative to proportional payments of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1880 SD1896 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James B. Eldridge, Therese Murray, Bruce E. Tarr, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the Senate for legislation to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.1886 SD1892 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Gailanne M. Cariddi, Paul McMurtry, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate central service technicians. Public Health.
H.1893 HD1167 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1893) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to training facilities for psychologists. Public Health.
S.1911 SD1920 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1911) of Richard T. Moore, Michael J. Rodrigues, Katherine M. Clark, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission on the status of children and youth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.1934 HD645 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1934) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to mandatory blood tests of certain persons having blood contact. Public Health.
S.1965 SD1945 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John F. Keenan, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Elizabeth A. Malia, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce prescription drug tampering and abuse. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
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.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.2222 HD2844 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2222) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to the placement of the children of corrections officers on the civil service eligibility list. Public Service.
H.2292 HD609 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2292) of Stephen L. DiNatale and Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Deane Smith, an employee of the Department of Correction. Public Service.
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.2941 HD3128 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2941) of Sean Garballey and others relative to improving outdoor lighting and increasing dark-sky visibility. 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.3042 HD608 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3042) of Stephen L. DiNatale and Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to designate a certain bridge in the city of Fitchburg as the George J. Bourque memorial bridge. Transportation.
H.3240 HD662 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3240) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to the penalties for the use or manufacture of hidden compartments for the purpose of transporting or distributing controlled substances. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3432 HD3141 By Representatives Naughton of Clinton and Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3432) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., Kimberly N. Ferguson and Jennifer L. Flanagan (by vote of the town) that the town of Sterling be authorized to withdraw from the career pay incentive program for police officers. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3445 HD3606 By Mr. Zlotnik of Gardner, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3445) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik and Jennifer L. Flanagan (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to property tax exemptions by certain veteran organizations in the city of Gardner. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3448 HD3622 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3448) of Stephen L. DiNatale and Jennifer L. Flanagan (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to grant an additional license for the sale wines and malt beverages in the city of Fitchburg. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3525 HD3531 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to the term of appointment of non-civil service police officers. Public Service.
H.3826 HD3988 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jennifer E. Benson and Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for James Cooney, an employee of the Department of Correction. Public Service.
H.3889 HD4029 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ellen Story and others that the Division of Medical Assistance provide coverage of screenings for postpartum depression. Public Health.
H.3991 HD4152 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Garrett J. Bradley and Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to create a better life experience for individuals with disabilities program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.

State Senator Jennifer L. Flanagan is a resident of Leominster. Senator Flanagan graduated from Leominster High School, received a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and a Master's of Science in Mental Health Counseling from Fitchburg State College.

Senator Flanagan began working in the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 1995 as a Legislative Aide, then as Chief of Staff on four legislative committees. She was elected to the House of Representatives for two terms, representing the 4th Worcester District. She was elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in September of 2008 and was sworn in the first week of January 2009. Senator Flanagan now represents Ashby, Bolton, Precincts 1 &2 of Clinton, Fitchburg, Gardner, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Sterling, Townsend and Westminster.

She is currently serving as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means; Chairman of the Senate Committee on Steering and Policy; Vice-Chairman of the Joint Committee on Transportation; Vice-Chairman of the Joint Committee on Public Service and is a member of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

Senator Flanagan has also been appointed to the following commissions at State House: The Autism Commission, the Interagency Council on Substance Abuse, the Commission on Postpartum Depression, the special Commission to Study Electronic Benefit Transfers, the Gaming Policy Advisory Commission the Department of Mental Health Task Force on Staff and Client Safety, Governor Patrick's Children, Youth and Families Advisory Committee and Treasurer Grossman's Online Products Taskforce. She is also a member of the Regional Transportation Authority Caucus, the Gateway Cities Caucus, the Non-Profit Caucus and the Foster Care Caucus.

Senator Flanagan serves on the following boards in the community: the Spanish American Center, the Montachusett Addiction Council, Community Health Connections Family Health Center, the SHINE Advisory Board and the Leominster Education Foundation. She is an honorary board member of the Gardner Community Action Council and Leominster's Allencrest Tutoring Center.

Career Highlights

  • 2011 Participant, Henry C. Toll Fellows Program
  • Legislator of the Year Award, October 2011 - National Alliance on Mental Illness of Massachusetts
  • Legislative Leadership Award, February 2012 - Massachusetts Family Planning Association

Education & Public Service

  • 2004 – Fitchburg State College, Master’s of Science, Mental Health Counseling
  • 1998 – University of Massachusetts Boston, Bachelors of Science, Political Science
  • 1993 – Leominster High School
  • 2009 – current Senate Senator Worcester & Middlesex District
  • 2005 – 2009 State Representative 4th Worcester District
Worcester and Middlesex -- Consisting of the cities of Fitchburg, Gardner and Leominster and the towns of Berlin, Bolton, Clinton, precincts 1 and 2, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Sterling and Westminster in the county of Worcester; and the town of Townsend in the county of Middlesex.

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