Bill Docket Bill Title
SD41 For legislation relative to Medicaid eligibility for seniors.
SD42 For legislation relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility.
SD96 For legislation relative to special education health care costs
SD166 For legislation to establish a board of registration in naturopathy
SD190 For legislation relative to the treatment of elephants
SD192 For legislation to create the Preservation of Historic Buildings Trust Fund
SD229 Lfor legislation relative to recycling
SD269 For legislation to provide access to full spectrum addiction treatment services
SD310 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety.
SD318 For legislation to study the feasibility of streamlining business registration
SD336 For legislation relative to GIC dental and vision benefits for municipal employees.
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
SD411 For legislation relative to dangerousness hearings
SD453 For legislation relative to restricting the marketing of other tobacco products.
SD507 For legislation to increase the penalty for distracted driving
SD533 For legislation to create the Home Works Program
SD580 For legislation to improve literacy skills
SD627 For legislation to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants
SD628 For legislation to promote the accessibility, quality and continuity of care for consumers of behavioral health, substance use disorder and mental health services.
SD646 For legislation to market prioritized development sites
SD648 For legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking.
SD668 For legislation relative to Health Policy Commission oversight of insurer transactions
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
SD686 Relative to protecting consumers from unsolicited loans
SD706 For legislation to include childbirth under insurance policies providing for diability income
SD712 Relative to early home childcare certification
SD730 For legislation to provide time to develop better measures of and assistance for student learning.
SD735 For legislation relative to student assessment data
SD769 For legislation to increase the penalties for corporate manslaughter.
SD771 For legislation relative to CARE
SD784 For legislations relative to the disclosure of toxic chemicals in children’s products.
SD809 For legislation relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements
SD831 For legislation to strengthen the Massachusetts home care program.
SD878 For legislation to improve vocational training opportunities for unemployed workers
SD887 For legislation to amend the statute of limitations in civil rights actions
SD889 For legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth
SD890 For legislation relative to the age of consent in certain civil actions for sexual assault and rape of a child
SD898 For legislation relative to Option (d) beneficiaries
SD902 For legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties.
SD924 For legislation to ensure healthcare coverage for youth who have aged-out of the department of children and families.
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
SD1012 For legislation to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and bi-literacy
SD1026 For legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information.
SD1028 For legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft
SD1165 For legislation to require gas leak repairs during certain road projects
SD1198 For legislation relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers
SD1214 For legislation relative to the essex coastal scenic byway
SD1247 For legislation relative to special education funding.
SD1260 For legislation to promote savings for first time homebuyers.
SD1273 For legislation to protect temporary workers’ unemployment benefits
SD1280 For legislation to establish a education loan repayment program for social workers in areas of need
SD1309 For legislation to provide transparent sex offender information to the public
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
SD1373 For legislation relative to part-time higher education faculty eligibility in the state retirement system
SD1376 For legislation to lessen the financial burden on small limited liability companies
SD1380 For legislation relative to the eligibility of certain faculty for contributory group insurance of public higher educational institutions
SD1389 For legislation to establish the MassMade Program.
SD1460 For legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care
SD1486 For legislation to provide a property tax credit to surviving spouses of certain public safety personnel.
SD1590 For legislation relative to tobacco cessation
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
SD1707 For legislation relative to tourism collaboration.
SD1717 For legislation relative to HIV-Associated lipodystrophy treatment.
SD1731 For legislation relative to pesticide applications
SD1735 For legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles.
SD1783 For legislation to promote awareness of safe recreation in public waterways.
SD1893 For legislation to create accountability for legislative reports
HD3255 An Act relative to strengthening background checks
H.91 HD2468 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 91) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others for the establishment of an access to healthcare task force (including members of the General Court) for former foster youth to review the barriers of access to healthcare for youth who are aging out or have aged out of the care of the Department of Children and Families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.112 HD2477 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 112) of James J. O'Day, Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.119 HD231 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 119) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to develop housing plans for families, with minor children, who are being evicted from publicly subsidized housing. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.138 HD2163 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 138) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to the creation and maintenance of a searchable public online database of sites available for development in cities and towns. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.222 HD270 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 222) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.245 HD1785 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 245) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.329 HD2267 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 329) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to the formula for district reimbursement through the special education circuit breaker. Education.
H.340 HD1471 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 340) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality. 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.400 HD2256 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 400) of Bradford R. Hill and others relative to the foundation funding of special education. Education.
H.401 HD2261 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 401) of Bradford R. Hill and others that costs associated with special education follow students upon the change of school districts in mid year. Education.
H.419 HD1692 By Mr. Kelcourse of Amesbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 419) of James M. Kelcourse and others relative to the calculation of the special education reimbursement funding program. Education.
H.422 HD1698 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 422) of Kay Khan and others relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students. Education.
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.451 HD3311 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 451) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to the implementation or use of partnership for assessment for readiness for college and career assessments. 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.623 HD1080 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 623) of Ruth B. Balser, James B. Eldridge and others relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.696 HD1571 By Representative Kaufman of Lexington and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 696) of Jay R. Kaufman, Kenneth J. Donnelly and others for legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
H.810 HD1188 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 810) of James M. Cantwell and others that the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates. Financial Services.
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.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.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.
H.1055 HD2540 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1055) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty. Higher Education.
H.1060 HD1119 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1060) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers. Higher Education.
H.1094 HD3515 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1094) of Diana DiZoglio and others for legislation to establish a task force on the safety and welfare of elderly and disabled persons residing in public housing. Housing.
H.1197 HD211 By Representative Brady of Brockton and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1197) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property. The Judiciary.
H.1220 HD347 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1220) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases. The Judiciary.
H.1221 HD2848 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1221) of Linda Dean Campbell, Frances F. Gradzewicz and Kathleen O'Connor Ives relative to do-not-resuscitate orders. The Judiciary.
H.1273 HD1323 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1273) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle. The Judiciary.
H.1274 HD1521 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Hedlund, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1274) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants. The Judiciary.
H.1477 HD1117 By Mr. Mannal of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1477) of Brian R. Mannal and others for legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants. The Judiciary.
H.1756 HD2433 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Pacheco, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1756) of James J. O'Day, Marc R. Pacheco and others for legislation to further define standards of employee safety. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1804 HD1393 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1804) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to mental health services for children. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1976 HD161 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1976) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to prohibit smoking in motor vehicles if young children are in the vehicle. Public Health.
H.1992 HD846 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1992) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to establishing a board of registration in naturopathy and further regulating naturopathic health care. Public Health.
H.2067 HD2743 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2067) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. Public Health.
H.2068 HD2758 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2068) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to disclosure requirements for dry cleaners using toxic chemicals. Public Health.
H.2459 HD361 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2459) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to property tax exemptions for veterans. Revenue.
H.2585 HD2012 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2585) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to increase the maximum tax credit allowed for land conservation incentives. Revenue.
H.2727 HD233 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2727) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to filing fees for limited liability companies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2871 HD1505 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2871) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to gas leak repairs during road projects. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3127 HD1988 By Representative Atkins of Concord and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3127) of Cory Atkins, James B. Eldridge and others 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. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3140 HD2250 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3140) of Bradford R. Hill and others for legislation to allow veterans living in housing authorities to deduct the cost of traveling for medical purposes from the income total assessed by said authority. 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 and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1093
By Request
HD2658 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1093) of Brian J. Coppola and Kathleen O'Connor Ives relative to mandated preferences on certain public housing waiting lists. Housing.
H.1264
By Request
HD3523 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1264) of Brian J. Coppola, Marcos A. Devers and Kathleen O'Connor Ives relative to juvenile sexual abuse violence. The Judiciary.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator
Spouse: Jeff Ives
Pets: Mo the Chihuahua

Career Highlights

  • Member of the Massachusetts Bar
  • Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Pace Law School Environmental Litigation Clinic

Education & Public Service

  • Pace Law School, J.D.
  • Mount Holyoke College, B.A.
  • Burlington High School
  • Chairwoman of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development
  • Newburyport City Councillor at-Large, 2008 – Jan. 1, 2013
First Essex -- Consisting of the cities of Haverhill and Newburyport and the towns of Amesbury, Merrimac, Methuen, North Andover, precincts 1 to 4, inclusive, and Salisbury in the county of Essex.