James M. Murphy Representative

D Weymouth
James M. Murphy


State House
Room 443
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2460
Email: James.Murphy@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
SD47 For legislation relative to spouses as caregivers.
HD58 For legislation to establish a system for tracking the unmet service needs of persons with developmental disabilities
HD71 Relative to special education funding
HD72 Relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities
HD105 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles collect contact information of license applicants for use in case of emergencies
HD124 Relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court
SD148 For legislation to establish the adopt a senior program
HD154 Relative to the prevention of financial exploitation of the elderly
SD159 For legislation relative to home modifications for seniors.
HD233 Relative to filing fees for limited liability companies
HD241 Relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings
HD259 For legislation relative to geography education
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
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD497 Relative to the care of animals in cities and towns
HD745 Relative to vehicle insurance surcharges
SD765 For legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
HD829 Relative to community access television
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
HD904 That cities and towns be authorized to issue temporary placards for handicapped parking spaces
HD915 Relative to providing for property tax relief for small business owners
HD934 Relative to increasing the property tax exemption for disabled veterans
HD936 For legislation to provide for the establishment of senior citizen safety zones in cities and towns
HD939 For legislation to allow local housing authorities access to criminal records of tenants and prospective tenants
HD942 That insurance companies be authorized to extend rebates to clients with safe driving records
HD950 For legislation to establish an emergency equipment grant program for fire fighters
HD960 Relative to the funding of waterway projects and coastal protection initiatives
HD976 Relative to deceptive actions perpetrated against elderly and disabled persons
HD985 Relative to inquiry-based science, technology, engineering and mathematics education
SD1017 For legislation to transfer funding for recovery high school summer programming
HD1034 Relative to coverage for prescription eye drops under health insurance policies
HD1040 Relative to providing for a tax deduction of health insurance payments from gross income for self employed individuals
HD1080 Relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
HD1230 Relative to abusive or hostile work environments
HD1233 Relative to public utility company vegetation management
HD1305 For legislation to provide an income tax exemption for families caring for their elderly relatives at home
HD1308 Relative to updating reciprocity for licensing optometrists
HD1321 Relative to the use of double utility poles of distribution or telephone companies
HD1322 For legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
HD1341 For legislation to exempt the deliberation of public bodies at town meeting from the open meeting law
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
HD1377 For legislation to authorize the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to establish a local economic development assistance program
HD1381 For legislation to increase the annuities paid to certain disabled veterans and their families
HD1432 Relative to double utility poles
HD1434 Relative to contracts for design services
HD1435 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to state and local services provided to veterans
HD1436 Relative to the payment of veterans' benefits
HD1467 Relative to promoting child development and school-readiness
SD1470 For legislation to create a means for tracking the unmet need of individuals with developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
HD1471 Relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality
HD1505 Relative to gas leak repairs during road projects
HD1527 For legislation to require that certain legislation enacted by the General Court and approved by the Governor contain fiscal notes or local mandate statements
HD1583 Relative to establishing the Designated Port Area Fund for the improvement of existing commercial and marine industrial infrastructures
HD1588 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities
HD1595 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
SD1629 For legislation to provide equal access to medical treatments essential for people with autism.
SD1639 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1834 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
HD1843 An Act relative to designated port areas
HD1846 For legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century
HD1899 For the establishment of a special commission on the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth
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
HD2020 An Act relative to the Online Privacy of Minors
HD2060 Relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
HD2069 For legislation to authorize certain veterans to use facilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities without cost to such veterans
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2092 Relative to the reporting requirements of candidates
HD2105 Relative to bow hunting for deer in Wompatuck State Park
HD2110 Relative to campaign contribution limits for persons who previously ran for certain offices in a special election
HD2111 Relative to disclosures by individuals or entities making independent expenditures for electioneering communications
HD2115 Relative to the training of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
HD2122 Relative to criminal history checks and supervision of minor employees of certain ice cream truck vendors
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2133 Relative to the appointment of veterans' agents
HD2155 Relative to public health, substance abuse, treatment and opioids and accessible substance abuse treatment for all
HD2165 For the establishment of a living minimum wage for employees and contracted employees of the Commonwealth
HD2300 That the Department of Environmental Protection conduct a feasibility study for the implementation of watershed based planning
HD2340 For legislation to provide for a capital outlay program of maintenance and improvements to municipal drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure assets
HD2342 Relative to vocational training for the unemployed
HD2345 Relative to temporary workers’ unemployment benefits
HD2361 For legislation to include home heating costs in the calculation of tax credits for senior citizens
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2540 For legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty
HD2568 For legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages
HD2756 For legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day
HD2780 Relative to local control of liquor licenses
HD2858 Relative to health insurance benefits
HD2879 For legislation to establish a commission to study veterans transportation issues
HD2982 Relative to punishments for property crimes against elderly or disabled persons
HD3122 Providing for an investigation and study relative to the feasibility of improving state agency information sharing capabilities to facilitate new business registration
HD3160 Relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services
HD3255 An Act relative to strengthening background checks
HD3308 For legislation to to establish a vision care registry
HD3364 For legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning
HD3401 Relative to mandated reporting of elder abuse
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
HD3530 Relative to holding property owners accountable for recurring complaints
HD3531 Relative to the open meeting law

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator/Attorney

Education & Public Service

  • Boston College High School
  • Merrimack College
  • Suffolk University Law School
  • Weymouth Democratic Town Committee
  • Weymouth Town Meeting Member
  • Suffolk County Assistant District Attorney 1999 - 2001, Judicial Clerk, Massachusetts Appeals Court 1998 - 1999
  • Mass. House 2001 present
Fourth Norfolk, Consisting of Weymouth: Precincts 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18; Hingham: Precinct 2 (Plymouth Co.)