John V. Fernandes Representative

D Milford
John V. Fernandes


State House
Room 254
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2220
Fax: 617-626-0706
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
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
HD71 Relative to special education funding
HD72 Relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities
HD87 Relative to providing retroactive capital reimbursement for a certain nursing facility in the town of Holden
HD124 Relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court
SD124 For legistlation to regulate notaries public to protect consumers and the validity and effectiveness of recorded instruments.
HD135 For legislation to require deposits on certain non-carbonated beverage containers
SD166 For legislation to establish a board of registration in naturopathy
HD235 Relative to tax abatements for disabled veterans
HD286 Relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits
HD309 To provide an income tax credit for the purchase of hearing aids
HD331 Relative to providing hearing aid coverage for persons with profound hearing loss
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD374 For legislation provide health benefit plan coverage for hearing aids
HD393 To increase the property tax deferral for certain persons sixty-five years of age or older
HD401 For legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers
HD454 Relative to senior hoarding
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
SD471 An Act clearing titles to foreclosed properties
HD488 Relative to workers' compensation coverage for officers of non-profit associations
HD493 For legislation relative to group market plans for automobile and homeowners insurance.
HD506 For legislation to adjust the credit calculated for days imprisoned for the nonpayment of a fines against amounts owed
HD565 For legislation to place the department of public utilities within the department of consumer affairs and business regulation
SD628 For legislation to promote the accessibility, quality and continuity of care for consumers of behavioral health, substance use disorder and mental health services.
SD638 For legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund.
SD652 Improving the accuracy of eyewitness identification procedures
HD668 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
SD700 For legislation relative to disposition of court records
SD731 For legislation to create a sunset advisory commission.
HD735 For legislation to authorize the Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Department of Public Utilities to regulate the use of double utility poles
HD739 Relative to establishing a lottery process in selecting buyers and/or renters for low and moderate income housing units
HD742 For legislation to promote storm resistant utility infrastructure upgrades
HD743 Relative to the penalties for the use or manufacture of hidden compartments for the purpose of transporting or distributing controlled substances
HD745 Relative to vehicle insurance surcharges
HD748 For legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants
HD750 Relative to workers' compensation to persons with permanent and total injuries
HD801 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
SD803 For legislation to fully apply telemedicine coverage.
SD879 For legislation relative to pediatric nursing care facilities
SD937 For legislation to authorize municipal use of the prudent investor standards
SD1016 For legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations
HD1027 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities
HD1090 For legislation to require the screening of newborns for Krabbe Disease and other lysomal storage disorders
SD1100 For legislation to regulate central service technicians.
HD1137 Relative to the occupation of advanced dental hygiene practitioner
HD1236 Relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
SD1237 For legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.
SD1301 For legislation relative to LSDs (Lysosomal Storage Disorders) in infants
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
SD1387 For legislation to decriminalize non-violent and verbal student misconduct
HD1407 For legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth
HD1450 Relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department
HD1519 For the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting aside the month of May as the official month of kindness
SD1522 For legislation to provide for safe patient handling
HD1530 Relative to the divestment of state pension funds from holdings in fossil fuel companies
HD1612 Relative to exempting veterans from the standard registration fee for veterans license plates
SD1640 For legislation relative to create an innovative communities program.
HD1647 Relative to the health of public safety officers exposed to hypodermic syringes or hypodermic needles
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1702 Relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders
HD1769 Relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment
HD1864 Strengthening the quality and efficiency of home health care services
HD1950 Relative to the requirements for distinctive registration plates
HD1965 For legislation to clarify the definition, testing regulations and enforcement of motorcycle sound emissions
HD1967 Relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees
HD1995 Relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel
HD2042 For legislation to decriminalize certain non-violent demonstrations by students
HD2050 Relative to net metering by utility companies
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
HD2074 Relative to providing for additional justices of the peace
HD2076 Relative to voting overseas
HD2077 That the word “veteran” be added to ballots of candidates who have honorably served in the armed forces
HD2111 Relative to disclosures by individuals or entities making independent expenditures for electioneering communications
HD2155 Relative to public health, substance abuse, treatment and opioids and accessible substance abuse treatment for all
HD2228 Relative to the property damage threshold for surchargeable incidents under a safe driver insurance plan
HD2364 Relative to promoting job training in the Commonwealth
HD2392 Relative to improving disclosure of electioneering communications reports
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2480 For legislation to limit retroactive denials of health insurance claims for mental health and substance abuse services
HD2568 For legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages
HD2879 For legislation to establish a commission to study veterans transportation issues
HD2947 Relative to promoting responsible contracting on state construction projects
HD2998 For legislation to create a program to reduce childhood obesity by assessing a tax on candies, confectionaries and soft drinks
HD3114 For legislation to develop a high quality pre-kindergarten education grant program
HD3160 Relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services
HD3217 For legislation to encourage the development of clean energy security, energy diversity and economic growth
HD3279 An Act relative to the veteran allowance for public retirees
HD3364 For legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3473 Relative to the collection and dissemination of student data
HD3553 Relative to utility meters and the rights of utility ratepayers

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.).