John V. Fernandes Representative

D Milford
John V. Fernandes

Addresses

State House
Room 136
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2396
Fax: 617-626-0706
Email: John.Fernandes@mahouse.gov
District Office
12 Main Street
P.O Box 436
Milford, MA 01757
Phone: (508) 473-3063
Fax: (508) 478-4420

Committee Membership

Bill Docket Bill Title
HD3914 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study concerning pancreatic cancer. Public Health.
S.69 SD1363 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 69) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Aaron Vega, Jay D. Livingstone, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a health incentives program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.129 HD1027 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 129) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.234 SD1640 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 234) of Karen E. Spilka, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Jason M. Lewis, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to create an innovative communities program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.249 HD1137 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 249) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to the occupation of advanced dental hygiene practitioner. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.288 SD936 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Anne M. Gobi and Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr. for legislation relative to vocational education transportation for nonresident students. Education.
S.318 SD332 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 318) of Thomas M. McGee, Brian M. Ashe, Jose F. Tosado, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to physical education in public schools. Education.
H.392 HD71 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 392) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to special education funding. Education.
H.393 HD72 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 393) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities. Education.
S.408 SD923 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 408) of Anne M. Gobi, Robert M. Koczera, Carolyn C. Dykema and Chris Walsh for legislation to establish the Massachusetts paint stewardship program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.443 HD677 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 443) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity. 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.462 HD3114 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 462) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to develop a high quality pre-kindergarten education grant program. Education.
H.474 HD3473 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 474) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to the collection and dissemination of student data. Education.
H.520 HD2456 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 520) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing 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.543 HD2111 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 543) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to disclosures by individuals or entities making independent expenditures for electioneering communications. Election Laws.
H.548 HD2392 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 548) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to improving disclosure of electioneering communications reports. Election Laws.
S.571 SD879 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 571) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Stephen L. DiNatale, John V. Fernandes, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to pediatric nursing care facilities. Health Care Financing.
H.592 HD2076 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 592) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to voting overseas. Election Laws.
S.617 SD803 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 617) of Mark C. Montigny, John V. Fernandes, John C. Velis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to fully apply telemedicine coverage. Health Care Financing.
S.649 SD628 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 649) of Daniel A. Wolf, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Michael O. Moore, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the accessibility, quality and continuity of care for consumers of behavioral health, substance use disorder and mental health services. Health Care Financing.
H.657 HD2568 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 657) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.680 SD1016 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 680) of Karen E. Spilka, Benjamin Swan, Marjorie C. Decker, David Paul Linsky and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations. Higher Education.
H.707 HD1407 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 707) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.725 SD700 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 725) of William N. Brownsberger and John V. Fernandes for legislation relative to disposition of court records. The Judiciary.
S.757 SD124 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 757) of Cynthia S. Creem, John V. Fernandes and Marcos A. Devers for legistlation to regulate notaries public to protect consumers and the validity and effectiveness of recorded instruments. The Judiciary.
H.806 HD2228 By Representative Cabral of New Bedford and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 806) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Michael J. Rodrigues and John V. Fernandes relative to the property damage threshold for surchargeable incidents under a safe driver insurance plan. 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.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.
S.842 SD1387 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 842) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Marjorie C. Decker, Jose F. Tosado, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to decriminalize non-violent and verbal student misconduct. The Judiciary.
S.882 SD471 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 882) of Michael O. Moore, John V. Fernandes, Ryan C. Fattman and Chris Walsh for legislation to titles on foreclosed properties. The Judiciary.
H.901 HD469 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 901) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage. Financial Services.
H.903 HD493 By Representative Mahoney of Worcester and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 903) of John J. Mahoney, Michael O. Moore and John V. Fernandes for legislation relative to group market plans for automobile and homeowners insurance. 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.927 HD1769 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Montigny, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 927) of Sarah K. Peake, Mark C. Montigny and others relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment. Financial Services.
H.942 HD331 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 942) of John W. Scibak and others relative to providing hearing aid coverage for persons with profound hearing loss. Financial Services.
H.946 HD374 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 946) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation provide health benefit plan coverage for hearing aids. Financial Services.
H.953 HD1702 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 953) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
H.956 HD1236 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 956) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage. 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.996 HD286 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 996) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits. Health Care Financing.
H.997 HD401 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 997) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers. Health Care Financing.
H.998 HD1864 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 998) of Kate Hogan and others strengthening the quality and efficiency of home health care services. Health Care Financing.
S.1063 SD937 By Mr. deMacedo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1063) of Viriato M. deMacedo, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize municipal use of the prudent investor standards. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1121 HD739 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1121) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to establishing a lottery process in selecting buyers and/or renters for low and moderate income housing units. Housing.
S.1124 SD1522 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1124) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jason M. Lewis, Barbara L'Italien, Mary S. Keefe and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for safe patient handling. Public Health.
S.1145 SD1301 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1145) of Ryan C. Fattman, Michael O. Moore, John V. Fernandes, Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation relative to LSDs (Lysosomal Storage Disorders) in infants. Public Health.
S.1155 SD1100 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1155) of Anne M. Gobi, Gailanne M. Cariddi, Benjamin B. Downing, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate central service technicians. Public Health.
S.1205 SD166 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1205) of Marc R. Pacheco, John V. Fernandes, Denise Provost, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a board of registration in naturopathy. Public Health.
S.1237 SD652 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1237) of William N. Brownsberger and John V. Fernandes improving the accuracy of eyewitness identification procedures. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1246 HD1995 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1246) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel. The Judiciary.
H.1425 HD1647 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1425) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the health of public safety officers exposed to hypodermic syringes or hypodermic needles. The Judiciary.
S.1440 SD1237 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1440) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Mark J. Cusack, Timothy R. Whelan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
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.1527 HD2074 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1527) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to providing for additional justices of the peace. The Judiciary.
H.1574 HD506 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1574) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to adjust the credit calculated for days imprisoned for the nonpayment of a fines against amounts owed. The Judiciary.
H.1619 HD801 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1619) of Benjamin Swan and John V. Fernandes relative to requiring the video or digital recording of statements made by all parties participating in the booking process of persons arrested by state police officers. The Judiciary.
S.1622 SD731 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1622) of Cynthia S. Creem and John V. Fernandes for legislation to create a sunset advisory commission. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1623 HD2042 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1623) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to decriminalize certain non-violent demonstrations by students. The Judiciary.
H.1656 HD1450 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1656) of Chris Walsh and others relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department. 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.1705 HD488 By Mr. Finn of West Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1705) of Michael J. Finn and John V. Fernandes relative to workers' compensation coverage for officers of non-profit associations. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1717 HD2364 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1717) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others relative to promoting job training in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1812 HD2470 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1812) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1855 SD638 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1855) of Thomas M. McGee, Louis L. Kafka, David T. Vieira, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund. Transportation.
H.1967 HD1090 By Miss Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1967) of Colleen M. Garry and John V. Fernandes for legislation to require the screening of newborns for Krabbe Disease and other lysomal storage disorders. Public Health.
H.1973 HD45 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1973) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
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.2269 HD1530 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2269) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the divestment of state pension funds from holdings in fossil fuel companies. Public Service.
H.2302 HD1967 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2302) of Sean Garballey and others relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees. Public Service.
H.2476 HD235 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2476) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to tax abatements for disabled veterans. Revenue.
H.2517 HD668 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2517) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract. Revenue.
H.2535 HD393 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2535) of Kate Hogan and others to increase the property tax deferral for certain persons sixty-five years of age or older. Revenue.
H.2575 HD2998 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2575) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to create a program to reduce childhood obesity by assessing a tax on candies, confectionaries and soft drinks. Revenue.
H.2680 HD309 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2680) of John W. Scibak and others to provide an income tax credit for the purchase of hearing aids. Revenue.
H.2723 HD2947 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2723) of Nick Collins and others relative to promoting responsible contracting on state construction projects. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2747 HD1519 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2747) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting aside the month of May as the official month of kindness. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2748 HD565 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2748) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for legislation to place the department of public utilities within the department of consumer affairs and business regulation. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2865 HD742 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2865) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to promote storm resistant utility infrastructure upgrades. 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.2881 HD3217 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2881) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for legislation to encourage the development of clean energy security, energy diversity and economic growth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2885 HD735 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2885) 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.2911 HD2050 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2911) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to net metering by utility companies. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2916 HD135 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2916) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to require deposits on certain non-carbonated beverage containers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2925 HD3463 By Messrs. Moran of Boston and Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2925) of Byron Rushing and others for the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2973 HD1965 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2973) of Angelo L. D'Emilia and others for legislation to clarify the definition, testing regulations and enforcement of motorcycle sound emissions. Transportation.
H.2979 HD1612 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2979) of James J. Dwyer and others relative to exempting veterans from the standard registration fee for veterans license plates. Transportation.
H.3057 HD2069 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3057) of Jerald A. Parisella and others for legislation to authorize certain veterans to use facilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities without cost to such veterans. Transportation.
H.3077 HD1950 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3077) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to the requirements for distinctive registration plates. Transportation.
H.3126 HD3364 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3126) of James Arciero and others for legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3160 HD2077 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3160) of Jerald A. Parisella and others that the word “veteran” be added to ballots of candidates who have honorably served in the armed forces. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3161 HD2879 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3161) of Jerald A. Parisella and others for legislation to establish a commission to study veterans transportation issues. 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, Todd M. Smola and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3285 HD3279 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3285) of Jerald A. Parisella and others for legislation to authorize an additional veterans retirement allowance for certain public retirees. Public Service.
H.3391 HD1684 By Representatives Donahue of Worcester and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3391) of Daniel M. Donahue, Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to unfunded mandates on public schools. Education.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator/Attorney

Education & Public Service

  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Suffolk Law School
  • Massachusetts House of Representatives, (2007-Present); Milford Board of Selectmen, (1975-1978)
  • School Committee for the Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational Technical High School, (1987-1994)
  • Milford School Committee, (1994-2003); Milford School Building Committee
  • Milford Long Range Educational Planning Committee; Milford Ad Hoc Duplex By-law Committee
Tenth Worcester, Consisting of Hopedale; Mendon; Milford; Medway: Precinct 1 (Norfolk Co.).