Jennifer L. Flanagan Senator

D Leominster
Jennifer L. Flanagan

Addresses

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
SD16 For legislation to prevent sudden cardiac arrest
SD235 For legislation relative to patient safety
SD336 For legislation relative to GIC dental and vision benefits for municipal employees.
SD422 For legislation relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers
SD435 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
SD447 For legislation to enhance the enforcement of illegal hunting practices.
SD560 Relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants
SD561 For legislation relative to hospital profit and fairness
SD664 For legislation to establish the special commission on local and regional public health.
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
SD686 Relative to protecting consumers from unsolicited loans
SD718 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth program
SD724 For legislation to provide for an investigation and study by a special interagency task force relative to gender-responsive programming for juvenile justice system-involved girls
SD725 For legislation to strengthen the Anti-Human Trafficking Law.
SD771 For legislation relative to CARE
SD809 For legislation relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements
SD898 For legislation relative to Option (d) beneficiaries
SD935 For legislation to prohibit disciplinary actions by employers on employees serving as volunteer emergency responders
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
SD1064 For legislation relative to the Gardner District Court.
SD1100 For legislation to regulate central service technicians.
SD1111 For legislation to establish an apprenticeship program to ready vacant public housing apartments for occupancy
SD1160 For legislation to protect disabled persons from financial exploitation
SD1175 For legislation to assess the impact of the public welfare system on the health and well-being of children
SD1212 For legislation relative to confidentiality of reports of rape and related offenses
SD1237 For legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.
SD1260 For legislation to promote savings for first time homebuyers.
SD1266 For legislation to direct the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to assess the current status of the commonwealth’s transportation system.
SD1377 For legislation to improve the accessibility and affordability of naloxone and other pharmaceutical drugs of public health concern
SD1381 For legislation to prevent prescription drug abuse by closing the pharmacy shopping loophole
SD1402 For legislation relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
SD1431 For legislation to establish a student tuition recovery fund.
SD1455 For legislation to protect minors from the harmful effects of marihuana
SD1499 For legislation relative to home care services.
SD1616 For legislation relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
SD1639 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
SD1707 For legislation relative to tourism collaboration.
SD1742 For legislation to promote motor vehicle safety.
SD1756 For legislation relative to transfer of assets by MassHealth members.
SD1803 For legislation relative to reserving beds in nursing homes during certain leaves of absence
HD3255 An Act relative to strengthening background checks
H.71 HD1596 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 71) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to providing for the public disclosure of quality indicators for the developmentally disabled. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.124 HD1946 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 124) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others for legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.164 HD1308 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 164) of Tackey Chan and others relative to updating reciprocity for licensing optometrists. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.222 HD270 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 222) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.245 HD1785 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 245) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.359 HD1017 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 359) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to the powers and duties of regional school districts. Education.
H.360 HD1479 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 360) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to student online information protection policies. Education.
H.456 HD2070 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 456) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts. Education.
H.502 HD3273 By Mr. Ultrino of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 502) of Steven Ultrino and others relative to the rights of certain expelled students to cross examine witnesses at the administrative hearing level. Education.
H.515 HD1588 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 515) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.523 HD454 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 523) of Kate Hogan and others relative to senior hoarding. Elder Affairs.
H.525 HD87 By Mr. Mahoney of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 525) of John J. Mahoney and others relative to providing retroactive capital reimbursement for a certain nursing facility in the town of Holden. Elder Affairs.
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.733 HD1771 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 733) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to noise pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.810 HD1188 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 810) of James M. Cantwell and others that the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates. Financial Services.
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.
H.814 HD3414 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 814) of James M. Cantwell and others 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. Financial Services.
H.832 HD745 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 832) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to vehicle insurance surcharges. Financial Services.
H.840 HD2945 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 840) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to the reporting of credit transactions of consumers by financial or consumer lending institutions following bankruptcies. 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.905 HD3493 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 905) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services. Financial Services.
H.925 HD2480 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 925) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to limit retroactive denials of health insurance claims for mental health and substance abuse services. Financial Services.
H.941 HD308 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 941) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage and payment for prescribed treatment for mitochondrial disease. Financial Services.
H.970 HD2155 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 970) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to public health, substance abuse, treatment and opioids and accessible substance abuse treatment for all. Health Care Financing.
H.1167 HD792 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1167) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation require county and state correctional facilities to provide substance abuse services to certain inmates. The Judiciary.
H.1173 HD1642 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1173) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to criminal penalties for resisting arrest. The Judiciary.
H.1235 HD1846 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1235) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century. The Judiciary.
H.1257 HD1957 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1257) 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.
H.1282 HD1534 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1282) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to the use of insanity as criminal defense. The Judiciary.
H.1287 HD1591 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to descendants email access and procedures. The Judiciary.
H.1315 HD682 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1315) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to liability for the medical costs incurred by public health volunteer responders. The Judiciary.
H.1431 HD1838 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1431) of Kay Khan and others relative to the rights of foster parents to receive notice and an opportunity to be heard in legal proceedings involving foster children. The Judiciary.
H.1515 HD124 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1515) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.1699 HD750 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1699) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to workers' compensation to persons with permanent and total injuries. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1800 HD2784 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1800) of Kay Khan and others relative to improving mental health treatment. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1804 HD1393 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1804) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to mental health services for children. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1808 HD1424 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1808) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to access to behavioral health services for persons enrolled in MassHealth public health insurance programs. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1809 HD1425 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1809) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to direct the Division of Medical Assistance to provide coverage for the treatment of opioid dependence. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1835 HD998 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1835) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to regional stabilization funds. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1879 HD2536 By Mr. Zlotnik of Gardner, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1879) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to invest in credit unions. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1896 HD3019 By Ms. Campanale of Leicester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1896) of Kate D. Campanale and others for legislation to authorize school bus drivers to administer epinephrine to children suffering from allergic reactions. Public Health.
H.1963 HD702 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1963) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to emergency medical services oversight. Public Health.
H.1997 HD2831 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1997) of Kay Khan and others relative to sports medicine professionals. Public Health.
H.2019 HD2792 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2019) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation relative to infectious disease control. Public Health.
H.2081 HD1469 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2081) of Chris Walsh and others relative to the designation of caregivers by certain patients. Public Health.
H.2089 HD818 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2089) of Ruth B. Balser. Kenneth J. Donnelly and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to require automatic sprinkler protection systems in certain housing. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2102 HD360 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2102) of Linda Dean Campbell and others for legislation to establish a firearms and mental health fitness information registry within the Department of Criminal Justice Information Services. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2121 HD743 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2121) 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.2122 HD827 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2122) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to firearm licensing requirements. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2320 HD2288 By Mrs. Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2320) of Sheila C. Harrington and Jennifer L. Flanagan for legislation to include blood-borne infectious diseases in line of duty death and disability benefits for police officers and fire fighters. Public Service.
H.2327 HD438 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2327) of Paul R. Heroux and Jennifer L. Flanagan relative to providing for binding arbitration for fire fighters and police officers. Public Service.
H.2330 HD443 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2330) of Paul R. Heroux and Jennifer L. Flanagan relative to minimum staffing discussions in collective bargaining negotiations of municipal police officers and fire fighters. Public Service.
H.2471 HD2653 By Messrs. Collins of Boston and McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2471) of Nick Collins, Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to establish a live theater tax credit program. Revenue.
H.2587 HD2943 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Stephen Kulik, Cynthia Stone Creem and others for legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund. Revenue.
H.2701 HD2538 By Mr. Zlotnik of Gardner, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2701) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik and others relative to the taxation of inventory. Revenue.
H.2729 HD749 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2729) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to designate the Spring Peeper as the official amphibian of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2864 HD741 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2864) 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.2866 HD748 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2866) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2868 HD3553 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2868) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to utility meters and the rights of utility ratepayers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2948 HD1654 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2948) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to civil motor vehicle infraction by a junior operator who is not emancipated. 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.3242 HD369 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3242) of Ellen Story and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3271 HD3416 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3271) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to nondiscrimination in access to organ transplants. Public Health.

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.