Kimberly N. Ferguson Representative

R Holden
Kimberly N. Ferguson

Addresses

State House
Room 473B
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2263
Fax: 617-626-0182
Email: Kimberly.Ferguson@mahouse.gov
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
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
SD408 For legislation to provide equitable access to behavorial health for MassHealth consumers
SD411 For legislation relative to dangerousness hearings
SD412 For legislation to prevent intimidation in all courts of the Commonwealth
HD448 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
HD449 For legislation to direct the Department of Education to include a course in civics as a high school graduation requirement
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD580 For legislation to establish a commuter pass program for users of the Massachusetts Turnpike
HD587 relative to noise and air pollution
HD669 Relative to child victim confidentiality
HD678 Relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants
SD680 For legislation relative to the closing of hospital essential services
HD707 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the feasibility of organizing the Trial Court by combining efforts, resources and functions of the various court departments
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
HD741 For legislation to authorize the North Central Chamber of Commerce to establish a pilot program for net metering of electricity for manufacturers
SD742 For legislation to update reciprocity for licensing optometrists
HD748 For legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants
SD753 For legislation relative to police pursuits in the Commonwealth
HD818 For legislation to authorize municipalities to require automatic sprinkler protection systems in certain housing
HD836 For legislation to provide for an income tax credit for expenditures for the design, construction, repair or replacement of failed cesspool or septic systems
HD935 For legislation to require funeral directors to make available to potential clients information regarding funeral and burial benefits for veterans
SD995 For legislation to establish the Veterans and Warriors to Agriculture Program
SD1042 For legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife.
SD1061 For legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law.
SD1091 For legislation to further regulate the capturing of furbearing animals
SD1094 For legislation relative to Huntington's Disease
SD1098 Relative to the use of interactive audio, video or other electronic media for the purpose of medical diagnosis, consultation or treatment
HD1249 That county commissioners and the sheriffs for the various counties institute a schedule of fees and assess fees to inmates in their custody
HD1260 For legislation to provide visitation rights for great grandparents
HD1261 That rental car companies provide renters with the ability to return a vehicle anytime on a Saturday or Sunday to any rental company branch office
HD1264 Relative to the disabled veterans exemption from the motor vehicle excise tax
HD1265 Relative to elevator inspection fee waivers for non-profit organizations
HD1266 Relative to continuously monitoring the entrances, exits, and common areas of all facilities operated under the authority of the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Developmental Services
HD1268 Relative to excise tax exemptions
HD1269 For legislation to exempt farmers’ markets from certain property taxes
HD1274 That jury duty be made optional for legally blind persons
HD1277 Relative to mosquito control and aerial spraying
HD1282 Relative to sales and excise tax exemptions for disabled veterans
HD1284 Relative to the corporate excise tax
HD1286 Relative to the licensure and regulation of au pair and nanny agencies by the Office of Child Care Services
HD1292 Relative to the sale of children’s jewelry
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
HD1360 Relative to penalties for the crime of impersonating police officers and other officials
HD1425 For legislation to direct the Division of Medical Assistance to provide coverage for the treatment of opioid dependence
HD1432 Relative to double utility poles
SD1432 For legislation to establish a Bill of Rights for victims of sexual assault and related purposes.
HD1546 For legislation to regulate the use of trapping devices to take beaver and muskrat
HD1588 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities
HD1595 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
HD1596 Relative to providing for the public disclosure of quality indicators for the developmentally disabled
HD1600 For legislation to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries
HD1602 For legislation to make and investigation and study to determine whether there are sufficient and appropriate services for low incidence students with disabilities
HD1617 Relative to establishing a grant program to promote cost-effective, high quality in-district programs for students with disabilities
HD1664 Relative to dispute resolution processes within the Bureau of Special Education Appeals
HD1677 For legislation to establish a Diabetes state action plan
HD1780 Relative to establishing energy relief funds to provide relief for detrimental health effects and property losses caused by wind energy generation
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
SD1790 For legislation relative to cognitive rehabilitation.
HD1813 Relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants
HD1834 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
SD1839 For legislation relative to improved medication adherence
HD1991 Relative to penalties for the unauthorized sale of veterans' grave markers
HD1995 Relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel
HD2007 For legislation to establish an advisory committee on the protection of honeybees in the Commonwealth
HD2022 For legislation to prohibit local boards of health from banning the sale of consumer products sold legally in the Commonwealth
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
HD2040 For legislation to provide reimbursements for certain informational technology enhancements in compliance with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career
HD2053 For legislation to promote farm viability
HD2062 For legislation to grant preference to veterans in all state-aided housing projects in the Commonwealth
HD2115 Relative to the training of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2195 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to review security and safety procedures in the State House and courthouses
HD2205 For the issuance by the Governor of an annual proclamation setting apart the month of March as multiple system atrophy awareness month
HD2210 Relative to tuition and fee waivers for armed forces reserves
HD2214 For legislation to establish an Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Product Cleanup Fund
HD2216 Relative to providing for credible service for retirement purposes for VISTA volunteers
HD2218 For legislation to provide for an income tax deduction for purchases of a gun safes
HD2219 Relative to private sale requirements for used vehicles and requiring that the Registry of Motor Vehicles create and maintain an approved bill of sale form for use by private sellers
HD2221 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the public employees’ retiree benefits system
HD2222 Relative to sales tax exemptions for gun safes and trigger locks
HD2226 Relative to special education funding
HD2229 Relative to holding habitual, violent offenders responsible for simultaneous crimes
HD2230 Relative to certain habitual offenders
HD2237 That the Department of Housing and Community Development allow preference to veterans from other community over a local residents
HD2238 For legislation to exempt certain persons who are part of the curatorship program within state parks from paying real estate property taxes
HD2239 Relative to safe disposal of syringes, injection devices and other medical sharps
HD2240 Relative to notices to notaries public and justices of the peace prior to the expiration of their commissions
HD2250 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
HD2254 Relative to accessible electronic information technology for persons with disabilities
HD2256 Relative to the foundation funding of special education
HD2265 For legislation to impose a fine for public officials in noncompliance with allowing access to public records
HD2268 For legislation to require applicants for voter registration to show proof of identification
HD2270 For legislation to require physicians and physicians assistants to certify being trained in eating disorders when applying to renew their licenses
HD2273 Relative to total amounts distributed to cities and town for the purpose of education
HD2276 That the the Department of Energy Resources establish and administer a grant program providing rebates for purchases of qualifying plug-in electric vehicles
HD2300 That the Department of Environmental Protection conduct a feasibility study for the implementation of watershed based planning
HD2326 Relative to taxation abatements
HD2336 Relative to the use and protection of pollinators
HD2340 For legislation to provide for a capital outlay program of maintenance and improvements to municipal drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure assets
HD2349 Relative to the estate tax code
HD2356 Relative to estimated quarterly corporate tax payments
HD2361 For legislation to include home heating costs in the calculation of tax credits for senior citizens
HD2366 Relative to charter school renewal
HD2369 Relative to providing for sales tax holidays, so-called, on the dates August 15 and August 16, 2015
HD2370 Relative to providing for sales tax holidays, so-called, on the dates August 13 and August 14, 2016
HD2372 Relative to parental options of enrolling children in elective courses involving sexual education rather than opting out of mandatory courses
HD2374 Relative to non-public school student access to the MCAS exam
HD2376 For legislation to require a two-thirds vote of the Senate and the House of Representatives prior to making appropriations from the Stabilization Fund
HD2377 Relative to the taxation of trucks, tractors, trailers, and railcars that transport people or goods in interstate commerce
HD2378 Relative to limitations on expenditures and revenues
HD2381 Relative to exempting municipalities from the gas tax
HD2384 Relative to the expansion of the valedictorian tuition waiver program in the public system of higher education
HD2387 For legislation to prohibit reductions of net school spending below the foundation budget amount
HD2402 For legislation to establish an annual sales tax holiday
HD2404 For legislation to establish a working group (including members of the General Court) relative to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
HD2406 Relative to the reduction of certain sales and use taxes
HD2407 Relative to calculations of interest for refunds issued by the Department of Revenue
HD2408 Relative to the penalties for the crime of fetal homicide
HD2409 Relative to the establishment of a tax amnesty program
HD2411 Relative to authorizing the courts of the Commonwealth to establish a system of juvenile restitution
HD2412 Relative to the calculation of the inventory tax on certain corporations
HD2413 Relative to the indemnification of certain persons from civil proceedings for injuries or deaths of persons unlawfully entering their dwelling
HD2414 That schools be required to maintain non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in the event of anaphylactic emergencies
HD2415 Relative to the online enticement of children
HD2416 Relative to the crime of incest
HD2417 Relative to the liability of persons transporting operators of motor vehicles arrested for drunk driving
HD2418 Relative to the deliberate spread of contagious diseases
HD2421 For legislation to authorize the Division of Victim Compensation and Assistance to monitor profits from criminal activities of incarcerated persons
HD2424 For legislation to prohibit eminent domain takings for the purpose of economic development
HD2426 Relative to the crime of failing to notify law enforcement officials of a missing or deceased child
HD2427 That persons charged with the commission of felonies be required to submit DNA samples
HD2428 Relative to the establishment of a task force (including members of the General Court) to study use of the Internet by sex offenders
HD2431 Relative to protecting children from domestic violence
HD2439 Relative to the penalties for certain crimes against public peace
HD2443 Relative to access to state funded counsel during sex offender classification hearings
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2530 Relative to the payment of wages
HD2533 Relative to employee reference liability
HD2534 Relative to employment discrimination
HD2536 For legislation to authorize municipalities to invest in credit unions
HD2538 Relative to the taxation of inventory
HD2553 Relative to municipal retirement and health insurance benefits
HD2560 For legislation to require reports of state fire code violations be forwarded to the local marshal or head of the local fire department
HD2561 For legislation to authorize the operation of autonomous vehicles without active control or monitoring by a human operator
HD2568 For legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages
HD2569 Relative to the regulation of trade by the establishment of a uniform trade secrets act
HD2570 Relative to work requirements for public assistance recipients
HD2571 Relative to a study of the economic impact of the increased minimum wage
HD2572 For legislation to change the definition of a Gateway City
HD2573 For legislation to create a task force to study the impact and benefits of the additional funding for gateway cities
HD2574 For legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) to be known as the Massachusetts minimum creditable coverage advisory commission to investigate and study various aspects of health insurance in the Commonwealth
HD2575 Relative to unemployment insurance benefits for seasonal businesses
HD2576 For legislation to require a waiting period for the implementation of new taxes
HD2579 Relative to a corporate minimum tax exemption
HD2580 Relative to death certificates
HD2585 Relative to the earned income tax credit
HD2590 Relative to establishing a commission to study copayments
HD2600 Relative to the use of epinephrine, adrenaline or other agents by optometrists in the treatment of anaphylaxis
HD2607 Relative to campaign financing and reporting
HD2616 For legislation to repeal the law providing for the election of the President of the United States by national popular vote
HD2618 For legislation to require photo-identification for persons voting in elections
HD2620 Relative to the voting procedures of presidential electors
HD2621 Relative to the equitable assessment of banking fees imposed on accounts for personal, family or household purposes
HD2623 Relative to motor vehicle insurance surcharges
HD2625 Relative to the withholding of rents and the establishment of rent escrow accounts by tenants for code violations by landlords
HD2628 Relative to public housing restrictions
HD2630 That cities and towns be authorized to increase the density of property zoned for residential usage to provide additional affordable housing units
HD2632 For legislation to expedite the permitting process for housing
HD2633 Relative to affordable housing and the preservation of community water resources
HD2636 Establishing a personal financial literacy curriculum in schools
HD2666 For legislation to require local housing authorities to deny certain convicted sex offenders access to state-subsidized public housing facilities
HD2667 For legislation to further regulate certain restrictions on housing development or building permits under zoning ordinances in cities and towns
HD2668 Relative to defining family health coverage and individual health coverage for public employees
HD2683 For legislation to provide regulatory reform to promote job growth
HD2688 For legislation to prohibits the use of “union-only” requirements in public construction
HD2689 For legislation to require authorities mandating a project labor agreement to report to the House and Senate committees on Ways and Means
HD2690 Relative to political contributions by investment advisors doing business with public entities
HD2692 For legislation to repeal the law restricting the privatization of certain governmental functions
HD2694 For legislation to direct the State Auditor to conduct annual audits of credit cards issued on behalf of state agencies
HD2696 For legislation to prohibit access for convicted level 2 or level 3 sex offenses to certain public housing subsidized by the Commonwealth
HD2711 For legislation to further regulate campaign contributions to political committees and candidates for legislative and state-wide elections
HD2712 For legislation to eliminate limited public financing of campaigns for state-wide elective office
HD2714 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the implications of cashing out of the public disability retirement system
HD2718 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to changing the fee structure of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to “pay per stop”, so-called
HD2720 For legislation to require each executive agency to post relevant Code of Massachusetts Regulations (CMR) on said agency's website
HD2721 Relative electronic automobile insurance charges
HD2837 For legislation to provide for increased transparency in the prevailing wage
HD2839 For legislation to provide for an investigation and study (including members of the General Court) on low and moderate income housing qualifications and recertification
HD2854 Relative to independent contractors
HD2860 For the imposition of a moratorium on the enactment of new mandated health benefits
HD2864 Relative to cities or towns establishing qualified consultants
HD2893 Relative to hospitals providing cardiac catheterization services
HD2907 That the Division of Professional Licensure amend the Uniform State Plumbing Code and associated regulations to include a category of agricultural buildings and operations
HD2924 That employees injured due to willful misconduct be prohibited from receiving any portion of compensation benefits
HD2925 Relative to the definition of an employee under the labor laws for certain persons performing services
HD2928 Relative to the student entrepreneurial development and economic investment fund
HD2953 For legislation to establish a sales tax holiday for certain "Energy Star" products, so-called
HD2957 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of producer responsibility laws related to the manufacture and post-consumer management of certain products
HD2958 For legislation to establish a voluntary accelerated energy efficiency rebate pilot program within the Department of Public Utilities
HD2960 Relative to the cost of electricity for ratepayers
HD2962 Relative to excusing certain sole owners of businesses from jury service
HD2963 Relative to the approval of sewer disposal systems which have been installed for less than three years
HD3003 Relative to the care and protection of children
HD3006 For legislation to prohibit certain sex offenders from loitering within 500 feet of a school bus stop
HD3013 Relative to prohibiting level 3 sex offenders from residing together
HD3031 Relative to parole supervision for life
HD3045 Relative to mandatory post-release supervision
HD3056 Relative to repeat offenders
HD3114 For legislation to develop a high quality pre-kindergarten education grant program
HD3153 An Act relative to civics education
HD3194 For legislation to waive the fee for legal custodians to obtain the criminal record information of certain childcare providers
HD3229 An Act relative to the creation of the Commonwealth Technical Rescue Regions and Coordinating Council
HD3255 An Act relative to strengthening background checks
HD3311 Relative to the implementation or use of partnership for assessment for readiness for college and career assessments

By Request
HD3252 An Act relative to repealing the tax on tobacco

Kimberly Ferguson was first elected State Representative for the 1st Worcester District in November, 2010. The 1st Worcester District is comprised of Holden, Paxton, Princeton, Rutland, Sterling Pct 1), and Westminster Pct 2). Kimberly has recently been appointed to the Joint Committee on Education (ranking member), Joint Committee for Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities (ranking member), and Joint Committee on Elder Affairs. She also recently served on the Brain Injury Commission, and currently serves on the Commission on Post Partum Depression and the Families and Children Requiring Assistance Advisory Board. She is an Advisory Board member of the Devereux School and also a State Director for Women in Government. Prior to being elected state representative, Kimberly served on the Wachusett Regional School District Committee for three years and then the Town of Holden Board of Selectmen for eight years.

Kimberly holds a Master of Science degree in Speech/Language Pathology and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Education Leadership and Management. Until recently, she had been working as a private practice speech/language pathologist and consultant; she has also been an adjunct faculty member of the Graduate Department at Framingham State College. She and her husband have two sons and reside in Holden. She is an active volunteer in her son’s school and supports several; civic organizations and charities.

Personal Information

Profession: Speech/Language Pathologist

Education & Public Service

  • Currently in third term - Holden Board of Selectmen
  • 1 term Wachusett Regional School District Committee
First Worcester, Consisting of Holden; Paxton, Princeton; Rutland; Sterling: Precinct 1; Westminster: Precinct 2.