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
HD143 Relative to the registration of sex offenders moving into the Commonwealth from another state
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
HD231 For legislation to develop housing plans for families, with minor children, who are being evicted from publicly subsidized housing
SD235 For legislation relative to patient safety
HD238 Relative to recidivism reducing program reporting by the Department of Correction
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
HD352 For legislation to establish in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a Massachusetts Alzheimer’s project
SD352 For legislation to improve the earned income tax credit for working families
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
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.
HD497 Relative to the care of animals in cities and towns
HD517 Relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles
HD540 For legislation to establish a permanent office of access and opportunity within the Executive Office of Administration and Finance
SD574 For legislation to enhance the educational outcomes of expectant and parenting students
SD580 For legislation to improve literacy skills
HD594 Relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients
HD595 Relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services
SD656 For legislation to keep people healthy by removing barriers to cost-effective care.
HD667 Relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility
HD669 Relative to child victim confidentiality
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
SD673 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD674 (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to decennial division of wards and precincts in the city of Boston
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
HD679 Relative to fines for alcoholic beverage license violations
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
HD691 For legislation to establish a homeless bill of rights
SD729 For legislation relative to affordable housing energy efficiency
HD736 Relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants
SD743 For legislation relative to language opportunity for our kids.
HD779 Relative to continuity of care for families enrolled in MassHealth
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
HD826 For legislation to require coverage for community and home-based behavioral health care services for certain children and adolescents with mental health disorders
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
HD866 Relative to installation of electrical sub-meters
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.
HD1026 Relative to further regulating emergency restraint and hospitalization of persons poising risk of serious harm by reason of mental illness
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.
HD1153 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
HD1173 Relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
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.
HD1301 Relative to employment and job training
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
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.
HD1419 For legislation to expand substance abuse treatment options for non-violent drug offenders
SD1423 For legislation to establish pay equity.
HD1425 For legislation to direct the Division of Medical Assistance to provide coverage for the treatment of opioid dependence
SD1441 For legislation to stabilize the commonwealth’s nursing facilities.
HD1446 For legislation to establish a home visiting program to provide culturally sensitive services to eligible parents, infants and children
SD1453 For legislation to continue care for families enrolled in MassHealth.
HD1459 For legislation to provide students transportation to the charter schools
HD1485 Relative to survivor benefits of emergency medical technicians
SD1487 For legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
SD1491 For legislation to reform pretrial process.
HD1505 Relative to gas leak repairs during road projects
HD1533 Relative to the earned income credit for working families
SD1551 For legislation relative to fairness in worker’s compensation disfigurement benefits
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
SD1641 For legislation relative to sexual violence on higher education campuses
SD1665 For legislation relative to motor vehicle license suspension
HD1670 For legislation relative to the establishment of a Medicaid and health care reform FMAP trust fund
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.
HD1716 Relative to assault and battery upon public employees
SD1728 For legislation to the protect persons with a disability.
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
SD1770 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenses.
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1839 Relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse through the use of public and private school screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment techniques
HD1840 For legislation to establish an interagency child abuse and neglect prevention task force
HD1852 That the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals
SD1853 An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
HD1880 For legislation to facilitate disposition of surplus property for the development of affordable and workforce housing
SD1885 For legislation relative to traffic and pedestrian stop data.
SD1889 For legislation to increase access to immunizations.
HD1895 For legislation to authorize the installation and operation of live digital video school bus violation detection monitoring systems
HD1906 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities
HD1908 Relative to the fair participation of minority and women-owned businesses on public construction projects
HD1910 Relative to the impact of lead exposure on children
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1922 Relative to benefits for permanent functional loss and disfigurement under the workers' compensation law
HD1969 For legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops
HD1972 Relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse at the Framingham Correctional Institution
HD2108 Relative to juvenile mental health and substance abuse
HD2182 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
HD2211 For legislation to provide the highest quality education through access of innovative and research-based language education instructional programs
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
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
HD2401 Relative to criminal offender record information
HD2403 An Act relative to the evaluation of contractors with the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance
HD2433 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2545 For legislation to establish a home heating commission
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
HD2653 For legislation to establish a live theater tax credit program
HD2704 Relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting students
HD2743 For legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products
HD2756 For legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day
HD2766 Relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2809 Relative to the expungement of criminal records of juveniles
HD2810 For legislation to further regulate the canceling of insurance coverage for non-payment of premiums
HD2813 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
HD2868 Relative to establishing distinctive registration motor vehicle plates for Massachusetts Fallen Heroes
HD2887 An Act relative to establishing an independent review board for police shootings
HD2927 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
HD2941 Relative to certified professional midwives
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2972 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
HD2975 Relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
HD3010 Relative to providing for matching grants for funding gigabit-speed networks and for the evaluation of consumer focused municipal broadband service offerings
HD3015 Relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths
HD3018 An Act relative to providing culturally competent services in the Commonwealth
HD3020 An Act relative to protecting victims and witnesses of domestic violence
HD3022 For legislation to limit fees charged by cashers of checks, drafts or money orders
HD3024 Relative to uniform use of deadly force guidelines
HD3032 Relative to providing written health education information to incarcerated women by correctional institutions
HD3083 For legislation to implement workforce housing special tax assessment plans in cities and towns
HD3119 For legislation to permit purging of juveniles delinquency records
HD3126 Relative to requiring mandatory physical education for all students in grades K-12
HD3129 Relative patient access to health care services
HD3131 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
HD3133 Relative to funeral visitation for inmates
HD3148 Relative to discrimination protections for survivors of domestic violence in fair housing opportunities
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3164 For legislation to establish a statewide program to promote prevention, diagnosis and treatment of Type 2 diabetes
HD3165 Relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth
HD3173 For legislation to establish a small-scale housing development demonstration program within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
HD3177 Relative to the establishment of a lupus erythematosus registry
HD3200 For legislation to protect tenants and prevent vacancies in foreclosed homes
HD3204 For legislation to clarify the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law
HD3220 For legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses
HD3234 Relative to the punishment for deaths caused as the result of the injection, inhalation or ingestion of drugs
HD3241 Relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances
HD3286 (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
HD3290 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
HD3309 For legislation to require certain notices prior to plant closings or layoffs
HD3333 An Act establishing a commission on the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution
HD3384 An Act relative to the protection of open spaces
HD3398 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
HD3401 Relative to mandated reporting of elder abuse
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3421 Relative to the use of certain dormant property in historic landmark districts
HD3425 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws
HD3449 For legislation to designate June sixteenth as domestic workers’ rights day
HD3452 Relative to exempting certain public school buses from toll collection
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3482 For legislation to create a special commission studying cutting, welding and hot work processes regulated by the State Fire Code
HD3487 For legislation to increase access to vaccines
HD3541 Relative to the establishment of a commission on green space and open space in the city of Boston
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.

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.