John W. Scibak Representative

D South Hadley
John W. Scibak


State House
Room 43
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2030
Fax: 617-722-2215
District Office
P.O. Box 136
South Hadley, MA 01075
Phone: 413-539-6566
Fax: 413-539-5855
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
HD63 For legislation to designate the month of October as Farm to School Month in the Commonwealth and to strategize opportunities to spread farm-to-school programs statewide
HD71 Relative to special education funding
HD72 Relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities
HD124 Relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court
HD130 For legislation to provide tax relief for persons suffering hardships due to public works projects or actions taken by municipal utility companies
HD218 For legislation to to protect drinking water from hydraulic fracturing
HD226 for legislation to allow non-profits and charities to purchase alcohol from retail package stores for use at charitable events
HD272 Relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products
SD285 For legislation to combat climate change.
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD340 For legislation to ensure equal access to college course materials for visually impaired students
HD347 Relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases
SD366 For legislation to authorize a local option for group retirement classification.
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD387 Relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts
HD414 For legislation to further regulate the performing of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health
HD460 Relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD486 For legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages
HD497 Relative to the care of animals in cities and towns
HD501 Relative to expands health insurance coverage for certain acupuncture services, diagnosis and treatment and establishing a commission to investigate the potential for better integrated use of acupuncture services
HD508 That the Commissioner of Public Health be directed to establish regulations for the return to pharmacies of certain unused medication by health care facilities
HD531 An Act to establish estate tax valuation for farms
HD534 Relative to the cancellation of certain health insurance policies
HD536 That cities and towns be authorized to establish agricultural commissions for the promotion and development of the agricultural resources
HD595 Relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services
HD687 For legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund
HD694 That students with diabetes attending public or private schools be permitted to possess certain medical supplies and administer necessary treatments
SD982 Relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property
HD1023 To preserve affordable health coverage for residents of the Commonwealth
HD1041 Relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees
SD1077 For legislation to establish a snowmobile educational safety program
HD1080 Relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status
SD1100 For legislation to regulate central service technicians.
HD1107 For legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending
SD1114 For legislation to prevent the disposal of hydraulic fracturing wastewater
HD1137 Relative to the occupation of advanced dental hygiene practitioner
SD1142 For legislation to provide increased access to hearing aids
HD1151 For legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund
SD1151 For legislation relative to protecting biometric information under the security breach law
HD1189 For legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at certain health care institutions
SD1189 For legislation relative to women’s health and economic equity
HD1190 Relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format
SD1198 For legislation relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers
SD1200 For legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors
HD1230 Relative to abusive or hostile work environments
HD1231 Relative to nutritional needs of homeless residents
SD1276 For legislation relative to dental licensing exams
SD1281 For legislation relative to dentistry licensure examinations
SD1291 For legislation relative to dental benefit plan transparency and patients' Bill of Rights
SD1314 For legislation to establish a commission relative to group purchasing of health insurance for private sector human service workers
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
HD1327 Relative to the reduction of medication waste
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
SD1383 For legislation to study the feasibility of high-speed rail access between Springfield and Boston
HD1412 Relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs.
SD1430 For legislation to regulate hydraulic fracturing.
HD1497 Relative to the authority of the Attorney General in reviewing certain applications that seeks to increase the supply gas and other non-renewable energy resources available in the Commonwealth
HD1526 Relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers
SD1530 For legislation relative to the enhanced management of early childhood caries among MassHealth patients
HD1530 Relative to the divestment of state pension funds from holdings in fossil fuel companies
HD1546 For legislation to regulate the use of trapping devices to take beaver and muskrat
HD1556 Relative to insurance coverage for prescription eye drops
HD1575 For legislation to establish penalties for debarred employers, contractors and subcontractors illegally participating in contracts
HD1581 Relative to disposal and collection of prescription drugs
HD1584 An Act relative to tax credits for agricultural land
HD1591 Relative to descendants email access and procedures
HD1593 For legislation to require transparency in solicitations via telephone and similar devices
HD1658 Relative to preserving eligibility for the PACE program and certain waivered services
HD1674 Relative to providing care and comfort for the terminally ill
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
HD1704 For legislation to establish a Commonwealth underutilized building repair fund within the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
HD1742 Relative to issuing lottery prize payments to charities
HD1761 For legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1796 Relative to improving the apprehension of drunk drivers and other law violators
HD1813 Relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants
HD1817 Relative to the approval of town insurance appropriations
HD1819 Relative to the State Retiree Benefits Trust Fund Board of Directors
HD1899 For the establishment of a special commission on the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1988 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
HD2034 For legislation to establish a state meat inspection program and enhance the meat and poultry slaughter and processing infrastructure in the Commonwealth
HD2036 For legislation to exempt certain vehicles used exclusively for agricultural purposes from registration requirements
HD2053 For legislation to promote farm viability
HD2063 For legislation to direct the Commissioner of Agricultural Resources to establish a livestock care and standards board to ensure the humane keeping and treatment of livestock
HD2072 For legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2233 Relative to the management of low lands and swamps to control of tick-borne illness
HD2297 Relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2348 For legislation to prevent contracts of waivers in employment cases of claims concerning discrimination, non-payment of wages or benefits, retaliation or harassment or violation of public policy
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
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
HD2487 Relative to biomass facilities and solid waste combustion
HD2490 Relative to improving passenger rail service between Springfield and Boston
HD2496 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the establishment of a Pioneer Valley Polish heritage institute at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst
HD2507 Relative to agricultural production and profitability
HD2509 That the Renewable Energy Trust Fund be authorized to award grants for the development of farm-based renewable energy
HD2540 For legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2592 Relative to the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities
HD2615 That banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures
HD2709 For legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for certain children
HD2735 An Act Establishing a Right to Try
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2824 Relative to promoting access to accurate medical information
HD2844 For legislation to increase participation in early childhood care settings
HD2931 Relative governmental and charitable tort liability in civil actions for sexual abuse of a minor
HD2941 Relative to certified professional midwives
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2982 Relative to punishments for property crimes against elderly or disabled persons
HD3036 Relative to anesthesia insurance coverage for children hospitalized for dental treatment
HD3072 Relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations
HD3146 For legislation to increase the penalties for violations of certain hunting laws
HD3154 Relative to authorizing the Governor to appoint a registered nurse to the Health Policy Commission
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3158 For legislation to increase access to mental health services
HD3160 Relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services
HD3191 Relative to identifying cost-effective energy savings for gas and electric customers in the Commonwealth
HD3200 For legislation to protect tenants and prevent vacancies in foreclosed homes
HD3202 Relative to the protection of the mental and physical health of minors from sexual orientation and/or gender identity change efforts
HD3228 For legislation to prevent and respond to bullying of elderly and disabled residents of public or privately-owned subsidized multifamily housing developments
HD3298 Relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases
HD3343 For legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3471 For legislation to further regulate registries of deeds
HD3525 Relative to Superior Court foreclosure procedures
HD3556 For legislation to establish a Hampshire-Franklin Commission on the Status of Women

Throughout his career, Representative Scibak has served as a strong advocate for disabled persons, infant and youth services, senior programs, veterans’ benefits, and reducing the high cost of prescription drugs. He is also committed to ensuring equal access to affordable, comprehensive healthcare for all who live in Massachusetts. Furthermore, he has concentrated on improving the quality of education at all levels, from preschool programs to higher education, as well as increasing access to workforce training and economic development programs across the Commonwealth.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator
Spouse: Patricia Scibak
Children: 2

Career Highlights

  • Representative Scibak began his career in higher education as an Assistant Professor of Special Education at Indiana University and worked for many years as both a researcher and administrator in health care and human services
  • Rep. Scibak also was the lead sponsor of legislation which established a comprehensive, statewide program to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome in Massachusetts

Education & Public Service

  • University of Notre Dame, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
  • Mass. House (2003 - Present)
  • Massachusetts Selectmen's Association (President, 1999)
  • South Hadley Board of Selectmen (1991-2002)
  • Town of South Hadley Town Meeting Member (1990-2002)
Second Hampshire, Consisting of Easthampton; Granby: Precinct 2; Hadley; South Hadley