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James T. Welch Senator

D West Springfield
James T. Welch

Addresses

State House
Room 416A
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1660
Email: James.Welch@masenate.gov
District Office
32-34 Hampden Street
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: 413-737-7756
Fax: 413-306-5179
Bill Docket Bill Title
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.
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.
S.225 SD1642 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 225) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Patricia D. Jehlen, James B. Eldridge, Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to English language programs in the Commonwealth's schools. Education.
S.285 SD139 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 285) of Gale D. Candaras, Denise Andrews, Christine E. Canavan, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation that provisions be made to create a special commission on institutional long term care services. Elder Affairs.
S.287 SD454 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 287) of Harriette L. Chandler, Gale D. Candaras, Michael R. Knapik, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the regulation of skilled nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.332 SD496 By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 332) of Stanley C. Rosenberg, Kay Khan, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the integrity of initiative and referendum petitions. Election Laws.
S.354 SD998 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 354) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Katherine M. Clark, Michael Barrett, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to healthy families and businesses . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.378 SD170 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 378) of Michael O. Moore, Michael Barrett, Todd M. Smola, James T. Welch and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the costs imposed upon the municipal and district ratepayers due to public drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems capital upgrades. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.380 SD769 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 380) of Michael O. Moore, Michael J. Rodrigues, Sal N. DiDomenico, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to food trusts. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.454 HD1882 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 454) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to bullying in schools. Education.
S.527 SD1633 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 527) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Kay Khan, Sal N. DiDomenico, Gale D. Candaras and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide personal care attendant orientation . Health Care Financing.
S.531 SD1072 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 531) of Mark C. Montigny, James T. Welch, Denise Andrews, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund. Health Care Financing.
S.554 SD1499 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 554) of Richard T. Moore, Kay Khan, Anne M. Gobi, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect health care reform funding. Health Care Financing.
S.575 SD456 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 575) of Gale D. Candaras, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael R. Knapik, James T. Welch and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to program approval at a private, nonprofit college or university . 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.612 SD1592 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 612) of Marc R. Pacheco, Anne M. Gobi, Michael R. Knapik, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to further enhance efficiency and accountability of operations at local housing authorities. Housing.
S.641 SD69 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 641) of Harriette L. Chandler, William N. Brownsberger, John W. Scibak, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to update public health laws. The Judiciary.
S.643 SD568 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 643) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Benjamin B. Downing, Cynthia S. Creem, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity. The Judiciary.
H.687 HD2775 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 687) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.690 HD3103 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 690) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to provide for a capital outlay program of maintenance and improvements to municipal drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure assets . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.795 SD351 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 795) of Karen E. Spilka, William Smitty Pignatelli, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect engineers, architects, environmental professionals, landscape architects, planners, land surveyors, licensed site professionals, and contractors who render voluntary services at the scene of a disaster or catastrophe. The Judiciary.
S.878 SD752 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Marc R. Pacheco, Daniel A. Wolf, Michael D. Brady, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the minimum wage. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.900 SD861 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 900) of Daniel A. Wolf, Patricia D. Jehlen, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish earned paid sick time. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.
S.1070 SD1391 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1070) of Richard T. Moore, Michael O. Moore, Anne M. Gobi, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.1086 HD502 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1086) of David B. Sullivan and others for legislation to maintain faculty and college excellence in the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
S.1108 SD879 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1108) of Daniel A. Wolf, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Cleon H. Turner, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to limit outsourcing of the Massachusetts Health Care Workforce. Public Health.
S.1115 SD655 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1115) of Harriette L. Chandler, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, Patricia D. Jehlen, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops and to establish a primary safety belt law. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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.1145 SD1408 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1145) of Michael R. Knapik, James T. Welch, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Michael J. Finn and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the 104th fighter wing fire department. 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.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.
S.1311 SD1590 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1311) of Gale D. Candaras and James T. Welch for legislation relative to local assessments. Revenue.
S.1313 SD555 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1313) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Thomas P. Kennedy, James B. Eldridge, Michael Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to invest in our communities and tax exemptions. Revenue.
S.1712 SD1673 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1712) of Bruce E. Tarr, Theodore C. Speliotis, Carlo Basile, John D. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the license plate system of the Commonwealth. 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.1771 HD2034 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1771) of Joseph F. Wagner, James T. Welch and Eileen M. Donoghue for legislation to provide incentives for productive workers' compensation audits. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1852 HD279 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1852) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the care of animals in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1972 SD1939 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Gale D. Candaras and James T. Welch for legislation to ensure access to the Hampden County courts in the city of Springfield . State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3572 HD3713 By Messrs. Binienda of Worcester and Naughton of Clinton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John J. Binienda and others relative to the compensation of the chief probation officers of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.3758 HD3924 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a commuter pass program for users of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Transportation.
H.4040 HD4193 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Joseph F. Wagner and others relative to taking or transmitting images of crime victims by first responders. The Judiciary.

State Senator James Welch was sworn in January 2011 to represent Hampden District including Agawam, Chicopee, Springfield, and West Springfield. Senator Welch has lived in West Springfield his entire life; he graduated from West Springfield High School and continued his education at Springfield Technical Community College then transferred to Westfield State College to receive his B.S. in Business Management. In 2001 Senator Welch began his career in public service, by joining the staff of then Representative Stephen J. Buoniconti. In 2004, Senator Welch was elected to the West Springfield City Council representing District 4. In January of 2005 he was elected to represent the 6th Hampden District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. Senator Welch and his wife Kara (Flynn) reside in West Springfield with their two sons Tommy (4) and Christopher (2).

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator, Realtor
Spouse: Kara (Flynn)
Children: 2

Education & Public Service

  • West Springfield High School
  • Westfield State College, B.S. Business Management
  • West Springfield City Council
  • Mass. House (2005-2010)
  • Mass. Senate (2011-present)
  • James T. Welch and family

  • Senator James T. Welch

  • Senator James T. Welch and family at St. Patrick's day

  • Senator James T. Welch

Hampden -- Consisting of the cities of Chicopee, ward 2, precincts A and B, ward 3, precincts A and B, ward 4, precincts A and B, and Springfield, ward 1, ward 2 precincts A to F, inclusive, and H, ward 3, ward 4, precincts A to E, inclusive, G and H, ward 5, precincts A to C, inclusive, and E, ward 6, precincts A and C, and E to G, inclusive, ward 8, precincts B to H, inclusive, and the town of West Springfield in the county of Hampden.

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