Bill Docket Bill Title
SD39 For legislation relative to compliance of condominium associations.
SD42 For legislation relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility.
SD61 For legislation relative to special juveniles.
SD94 For legislation relative to the term "Gold Star" and for related purposes
SD95 For legislation to promote employment
SD148 For legislation to establish the adopt a senior program
SD156 For legislation to econmically stabilize displaced service workers.
SD159 For legislation relative to home modifications for seniors.
SD213 For legislation relative to the safety of Alzheimer's disease patients
SD235 For legislation relative to patient safety
SD252 For legislation to protect health care reform funding
SD307 For legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors.
SD311 For legislation to remove the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission
SD352 For legislation to improve the earned income tax credit for working families
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
SD400 For legislation relative to dropout prevention and recovery
SD408 For legislation to provide equitable access to behavorial health for MassHealth consumers
SD409 For legislation relative to the observance of a Gold Star Wives Day and a Gold Star Mothers and Families Day
SD431 For legislation relative to local disability commission expansion
SD434 For legislation relative to school transportation parity
SD435 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
SD462 For legislation relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimers Project.
SD466 For legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts.
SD574 For legislation to enhance the educational outcomes of expectant and parenting students
SD580 For legislation to improve literacy skills
SD656 For legislation to keep people healthy by removing barriers to cost-effective care.
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
SD673 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
SD679 For legislation to update veterans’ burial expenses
SD680 For legislation relative to the closing of hospital essential services
SD689 For legislation relative to surviving family of emergency medical technicians
SD729 For legislation relative to affordable housing energy efficiency
SD743 For legislation relative to language opportunity for our kids.
SD784 An Act relative to the disclosure of toxic chemicals in children’s products
SD808 For legislation relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse by expanding SBIRT
SD867 For legislation to provide for a workforce housing financial plan
SD902 For legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties.
SD920 For legislation to prevent unnecessary vacancies in foreclosed homes
SD968 For legislation relative to expungement of criminal or juvenile records for individuals who committed offenses as children or young adults
SD974 For legislation to protect animals during pet sales.
SD987 For legislation relative to financial literacy in schools
SD989 For legislation to promote asset development in transitional assistance programs
SD1001 For legislation to promote restorative justice practices
SD1014 For legislation relative to equity in public contracting in honor of Bruce C. Bolling
SD1021 For legislation to protect access to confidential healthcare.
SD1060 For legislation to ensure uniformity in education discrimination complaint procedures.
SD1110 For legislation to improve the earned income credit for working families
SD1136 For legislation relative to unsolicited loans.
SD1202 For legislation relative to building real incentives for college savings
SD1215 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
SD1220 For legislation relative to special education evaluation and referral
SD1223 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in the Commonwealth
SD1239 For legislation to promote a coordinated public school focus on students with disabilities.
SD1247 For legislation relative to special education funding.
SD1261 For legislation relative to asset forfeiture.
SD1308 For legislation relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s
SD1313 An Act to establish a commission to study the feasibility of creating and funding a universal children's savings account
SD1355 For legislation relative to the Architectural Access Board.
SD1362 For legislation relative to student sex education.
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
SD1378 For legislation relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
SD1402 For legislation relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
SD1423 For legislation to establish pay equity.
SD1441 For legislation to stabilize the commonwealth’s nursing facilities.
SD1453 For legislation to continue care for families enrolled in MassHealth.
SD1487 For legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
SD1491 For legislation to reform pretrial process.
SD1551 For legislation relative to fairness in worker’s compensation disfigurement benefits
SD1641 For legislation relative to sexual violence on higher education campuses
SD1665 For legislation relative to motor vehicle license suspension
SD1698 For legislation to restore community trust in Massachusetts law enforcement
SD1713 For legislation to establish a special commission to consider an appropriate tribute to Nelson Mandela in the City of Boston.
SD1728 For legislation to the protect persons with a disability.
SD1770 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenses.
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
SD1853 An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
SD1885 For legislation relative to traffic and pedestrian stop data.
SD1889 For legislation to increase access to immunizations.
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2395 An Act AN ACT RELATIVE TO BLIGHTED PROPERTIES
HD2396 An Act AN ACT RELATIVE TO FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
HD2397 An Act AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REGIONAL LOCKUP FACILITY IN SUFFOLK COUNTY
HD2400 An Act AN ACT RELATIVE TO IMITATION FIREARMS
HD2403 An Act relative to the evaluation of contractors with the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
HD2887 An Act relative to establishing an independent review board for police shootings
HD3333 An Act establishing a commission on the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution
HD3384 An Act relative to the protection of open spaces
H.51 HD2425 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 51) of Daniel Cullinane and Linda Dorcena Forry for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Vickie Myers, an employee of the Department of Correction. Public Service.
H.70 HD1595 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 70) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.98 HD1446 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 98) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish a home visiting program to provide culturally sensitive services to eligible parents, infants and children. 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.143 HD3421 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 143) of Nick Collins and Linda Dorcena Forry relative to the use of certain dormant properties in historic landmark districts. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.213 HD3022 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 213) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to limit fees charged by cashers of checks, drafts or money orders. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.232 HD679 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 232) of Aaron Michlewitz and others relative to fines for alcoholic beverage license violations. 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.367 HD3126 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 367) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to requiring mandatory physical education for all students in grades K-12. Education.
H.423 HD2704 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 423) of Kay Khan and others relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting 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.448 HD2436 By Messrs. O'Day of West Boylston and Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 448) of James J. O'Day, Paul Brodeur and others relative to sexual health education. Education.
H.475 HD1459 By Mr. Ryan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 475) of Daniel J. Ryan and others for legislation to provide students transportation to the charter schools. Education.
H.498 HD2211 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 498) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to provide the highest quality education through access of innovative and research-based language education instructional programs. Education.
H.515 HD1588 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 515) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.516 HD2975 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 516) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Elder Affairs.
H.517 HD3401 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 517) of Tackey Chan and others relative to mandated reporting of elder abuse. Elder Affairs.
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.643 HD3541 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 643) of Nick Collins and Linda Dorcena Forry relative to the establishment of a commission (including members of the General Court) on green space and open space in the city of Boston. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.697 HD1852 By Representative Kaufman of Lexington and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 697) of Jay R. Kaufman, Kenneth J. Donnelly and others that the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.789 HD826 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 789) of Ruth B. Balser, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to require coverage for community and home-based behavioral health care services for certain children and adolescents with mental health disorders. Financial Services.
H.818 HD2810 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 818) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to further regulate the canceling of insurance coverage for non-payment of premiums. Financial Services.
H.871 HD595 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 871) of Kate Hogan and others relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services. Financial Services.
H.967 HD1670 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 967) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation relative to the establishment of a Medicaid and health care reform FMAP trust fund. Health Care Financing.
H.988 HD667 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 988) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility. Health Care Financing.
H.1001 HD3290 By Mr. Hunt of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1001) of Daniel J. Hunt and Linda Dorcena Forry relative to MassHealth, Medicaid managed care plans certain services rendered to patients required to wait in hospital emergency rooms while awaiting placements in behavioral health beds. Health Care Financing.
H.1036 HD779 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1036) of Ellen Story and others relative to continuity of care for families enrolled in MassHealth. Health Care Financing.
H.1041 HD3220 By Representatives Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1041) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses. Higher Education.
H.1063 HD2182 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1063) of Byron Rushing and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the feasibility of creating and funding a universal children’s college savings account. Higher Education.
H.1064 HD840 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator L'Italien, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1064) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
H.1066 HD1153 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1066) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund. Higher Education.
H.1068 HD3165 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1068) of Tom Sannicandro, Michael Moore and others relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
H.1087 HD2813 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1087) of Nick Collins and others relative to establishing an advisory commission (including members of the General Court) to study the best practices and safety protocols of state subsidized senior and non-elderly disabled housing. Housing.
H.1111 HD3173 By Representative Honan of Boston and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1111) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to establish a small-scale housing development demonstration program within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. Housing.
H.1129 HD691 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1129) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a homeless bill of rights. Housing.
H.1227 HD3015 By Mr. Carvalho of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1227) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths. The Judiciary.
H.1228 HD3204 By Mr. Carvalho of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1228) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others for legislation to clarify the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law. The Judiciary.
H.1241 HD2927 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1241) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to require property owners to pay the costs of relocation assistance for tenants ordered to vacate due to violations of the sanitary code. The Judiciary.
H.1242 HD3234 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1242) of Nick Collins, Linda Dorcena Forry and Brian M. Ashe relative to the punishment for deaths caused as the result of the injection, inhalation or ingestion of drugs. The Judiciary.
H.1249 HD2401 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1249) of Daniel Cullinane and others relative to criminal offender record information. The Judiciary.
H.1297 HD3119 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1297) of Gloria L. Fox and others for legislation to permit purging of juveniles delinquency records. The Judiciary.
H.1298 HD3133 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1298) of Gloria L. Fox, Chris Walsh and Linda Dorcena Forry relative to funeral visitation for inmates. The Judiciary.
H.1301 HD3148 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1301) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to discrimination protections for survivors of domestic violence in fair housing opportunities. The Judiciary.
H.1314 HD669 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1314) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to child victim confidentiality. The Judiciary.
H.1360 HD143 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1360) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to the registration of sex offenders moving into the Commonwealth from another state. The Judiciary.
H.1369 HD238 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1369) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to recidivism reducing program reporting by the Department of Correction. The Judiciary.
H.1418 HD517 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1418) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles. The Judiciary.
H.1429 HD3425 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1429) of Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws. The Judiciary.
H.1432 HD1840 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1432) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish an interagency child abuse and neglect prevention task force. The Judiciary.
H.1433 HD2809 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1433) of Kay Khan and others relative to the expungement of criminal records of juveniles. The Judiciary.
H.1434 HD3032 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1434) of Kay Khan and others relative to providing written health education information to incarcerated women by correctional institutions. The Judiciary.
H.1530 HD1765 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Brownsberger, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1530) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation. The Judiciary.
H.1531 HD1776 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1531) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy. The Judiciary.
H.1575 HD1969 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1575) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops. The Judiciary.
H.1578 HD1716 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1578) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to assault and battery upon public employees. The Judiciary.
H.1579 HD3200 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1579) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to protect tenants and prevent vacancies in foreclosed homes. The Judiciary.
H.1584 HD3156 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1584) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to reform pretrial processes. The Judiciary.
H.1620 HD1921 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1620) of Benjamin Swan and others relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses. The Judiciary.
H.1698 HD1301 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1698) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to employment and job training. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1707 HD1922 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1707) of Sean Garballey and others relative to benefits for permanent functional loss and disfigurement under the workers' compensation law. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1716 HD2348 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1716) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others 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. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1718 HD3411 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1718) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others for legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1720 HD3309 By Mr. Hunt of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1720) of Daniel J. Hunt and others for legislation to require certain notices prior to plant closings or layoffs. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1733 HD2802 By Representatives Livingstone of Boston and Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1733) of Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to pay equity. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1748 HD1833 By Representatives Michlewitz of Boston and Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1748) of Aaron Michlewitz, Kate Hogan and others for legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.1769 HD736 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1769) of Ellen Story, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1794 HD1026 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1794) of Kay Khan and others relative to further regulating emergency restraint and hospitalization of persons poising risk of serious harm by reason of mental illness. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1796 HD1839 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1796) of Kay Khan and others relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse through the use of public and private school screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment techniques. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1797 HD1972 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1797) of Kay Khan and others relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse at the Framingham Correctional Institution. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1798 HD2108 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1798) of Kay Khan and others relative to juvenile mental health and substance abuse. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1806 HD1419 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1806) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to expand substance abuse treatment options for non-violent drug offenders. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1809 HD1425 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1809) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to direct the Division of Medical Assistance to provide coverage for the treatment of opioid dependence. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1848 HD497 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1848) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the care of animals in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1911 HD2972 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1911) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to establish a state health service corps within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to ensure the quality, affordability and access to primary and preventive health care throughout the Commonwealth. Public Health.
H.1935 HD3241 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1935) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances. Public Health.
H.1944 HD3129 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1944) of Gloria L. Fox and Linda Dorcena Forry relative patient access to health care services. Public Health.
H.1946 HD3164 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1946) of Gloria L. Fox, Chris Walsh and Linda Dorcena Forry for legislation to establish a statewide program to promote prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Type 2 diabetes. Public Health.
H.1947 HD3177 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1947) of Gloria L. Fox, Chris Walsh and Linda Dorcena Forry relative to the establishment of a lupus erythematosus registry. Public Health.
H.1996 HD2782 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1996) of Kay Khan and others relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances. Public Health.
H.1998 HD2941 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1998) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives. Public Health.
H.2048 HD1906 By Messrs. Sánchez of Boston and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2048) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. Public Health.
H.2049 HD1910 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2049) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to the impact of lead exposure on children. Public Health.
H.2051 HD3487 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2051) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to increase access to vaccines. Public Health.
H.2057 HD352 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2057) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to establish in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a Massachusetts Alzheimer’s project. Public Health.
H.2062 HD594 By Representative Scibak of South Hadley and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2062) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients. 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.2106 HD3024 By Mr. Carvalho of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2106) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others relative to uniform use of deadly force guidelines. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2110 HD2766 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2110) of Nick Collins and others relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2111 HD3482 By Representative Collins of Boston and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2111) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to create a special commission studying cutting, welding and hot work processes regulated by the State Fire Code. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2339 HD3286 By Mr. Hunt of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2339) of Daniel J. Hunt and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Boston be authorized to use retired Boston police officers for certain details in said city. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2398 HD1485 By Mr. Ryan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2398) of Daniel J. Ryan and others relative to survivor benefits of emergency medical technicians. Public Service.
H.2471 HD2653 By Messrs. Collins of Boston and McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2471) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to establish a live theater tax credit program. Revenue.
H.2479 HD1533 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2479) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the earned income credit for working families. Revenue.
H.2541 HD3083 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2541) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to implement workforce housing special tax assessment plans in cities and towns. Revenue.
H.2587 HD2943 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund. Revenue.
H.2756 HD1880 By Mr. Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2756) of Russell E. Holmes and others for legislation to facilitate disposition of surplus property for the development of affordable and workforce housing. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2757 HD1908 By Mr. Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2757) of Russell E. Holmes and others relative to the fair participation of minority and women-owned businesses on public construction projects. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2768 HD2756 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2768) of Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2793 HD3449 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2793) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to designate June sixteenth as domestic workers’ rights day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2811 HD540 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2811) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to establish a permanent office of access and opportunity within the Executive Office of Administration and Finance. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2854 HD3010 By Mr. Carvalho of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2854) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others relative to providing for matching grants for funding gigabit-speed networks and for the evaluation of consumer focused municipal broadband service offerings. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2859 HD866 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2859) of Edward F. Coppinger and others relative to installation of electrical sub-meters. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2870 HD1173 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2870) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.2899 HD2545 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2899) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to establish a home heating commission. 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.2929 HD3398 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2929) of Byron Rushing and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the viability of designating a space or facility in the city of Boston commemorating the visit of Nelson Mandela. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2963 HD2868 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2963) of Nick Collins and others relative to establishing distinctive registration motor vehicle plates for Massachusetts Fallen Heroes. Transportation.
H.3014 HD1895 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3014) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to authorize the installation and operation of live digital video school bus violation detection monitoring systems. Transportation.
H.3025 HD3131 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3025) of Louis L. Kafka and others providing for an investigation and study to identify existing structural or policy-based impediments to delivering a more comprehensive and efficient transportation system for the senior, disabled, and veteran populations. Transportation.
H.3038 HD1406 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. [BILL NUMBER]) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to establish reasonable and proper speed limits inside an urban district on public ways. Transportation.
H.3039 HD2584 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3039) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy. Transportation.
H.3049 HD3452 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3049) of Michael J. Moran and others relative to exempting certain public school buses from toll collection. Transportation.
H.3207 HD3018 By Mr. Carvalho of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3207) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others for legislation to provide interrupter services for certain ethnic populations. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.3276 HD3020 By Mr. Carvalho of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3276) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others relative to providing for an appropriation for the Executive Office of Public Safety for the protection of victims and witnesses of domestic violence. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3321 HD674 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3321) of Aaron Michlewitz and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to decennial division of wards and precincts in the city of Boston. Election Laws.

Linda Dorcena Forry grew up in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner neighborhood, where her parents settled after emigrating to the United States from Haiti in the mid 1960s. Upon her election to the Massachusetts House of Representatives in 2005, Forry became the second Haitian American to hold public office in Massachusetts.

Senator Forry has dedicated her professional life to a career in public service, working in various capacities in state and city government for over 15 years. Forry has also served on a number of local boards and organizations, including the Ward 13 and Ward 17 Democratic committees.

Forry represented the Commonwealth’s 12th Suffolk district since 2005, a diverse and vibrant cross-section that includes parts of the town of Milton and the city of Boston, including Dorchester, Hyde Park and Mattapan. She was recently elected Senator for the Commonwealth’s 1st Suffolk district which includes Dorchester, Mattapan, South Boston and Hyde Park.

Forry is married to Bill Forry and they are the proud parents of four beautiful children, two sons and two daughters. The Forrys live in the Lower Mills neighborhood of Dorchester.

Personal Information

Profession: State Senator
Spouse: Bill Forry
Children: 4
Religion: Catholic

Career Highlights

  • State Senator, Elected May 2013
  • State Representative, 2005-2013
  • Executive Assistant, City of Boston Department of Neighborhood Development
  • Legislative Aide, Former State Representative Charlotte Golar Richie

Education & Public Service

  • Monsignor Ryan Memorial H.S. (Dorchester)
  • Boston College, B.A., Carroll School of Management
  • Suffolk University, (candidate for M.P.A.)
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester Board; Milton Library Foundation Board
  • Friends for Children Board, College Bound Dorchester Board, Beth; Boston Foundation Haiti Relief and Reconstruction Fund Advisory Council
  • Member of the National Haitian American Elected Officials Network (NAEHON); Truman National Security Project fellow; Member of the American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL)
  • Mass. House (2005-2013); Mass. Senate (2013-Present)
First Suffolk - Consisting of the city of Boston, ward 1, precinct 15, ward 6, ward 7, ward 13, precincts 3, and 5 to 10, inclusive, ward 14, precincts 2, 4, 5 and 12 to 14, inclusive, ward 15, ward 16, ward 17, ward 18, precincts 1 to 6, inclusive, 13, 15 and 21, all in the county of Suffolk.