Louis L. Kafka Division Chair

D Stoughton
Louis L. Kafka


State House
Room 185
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2960
Fax: 617-722-2713
Email: Louis.Kafka@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD58 For legislation to establish a system for tracking the unmet service needs of persons with developmental disabilities
HD71 Relative to special education funding
HD72 Relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities
HD87 Relative to providing retroactive capital reimbursement for a certain nursing facility in the town of Holden
HD93 Relative to criminal offender record information
HD102 Relative to the Massachusetts Military Family Relief Fund
HD124 Relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court
HD162 Relative to the liability of farmers' markets
HD188 Relative to the false representation of military status
HD211 For legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property
SD236 For legislation to expedite appeals of wage violations
HD241 Relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings
HD259 For legislation relative to geography education
HD276 For legislation to limit the tolls charged residents of the city of Revere, the towns of Chelsea and Winthrop, and residents of Essex County for use of the Sumner Tunnel
HD286 Relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits
HD308 Relative to insurance coverage and payment for prescribed treatment for mitochondrial disease
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD322 For legislation to promote team based health care
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
HD359 Relative to establish a structure for qualifying public depositories and establishing rules for collaterizing of public deposits
HD361 Relative to property tax exemptions for veterans
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD372 Relative to parking advancements and the establishment of parking benefit districts in cities and towns
HD373 For legislation to make it unlawful to discriminate on the basis of height and weight in compensation or in terms, conditions or privileges of employment
HD374 For legislation provide health benefit plan coverage for hearing aids
HD383 Relative to the reform of laws implicating certain private consensual intimate conduct between adults
HD387 Relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts
SD387 For legislation to teach American Sign language
HD401 For legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers
HD414 For legislation to further regulate the performing of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health
HD448 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
HD454 Relative to senior hoarding
SD463 For legislation relative to police training.
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD496 For legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
SD533 For legislation to create the Home Works Program
SD560 Relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants
HD573 Relative to the despensing of controlled substances
HD582 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the Masshealth Program
HD592 For legislation to authorize pharmacists to perform certain medical procedures
HD594 Relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients
HD595 Relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services
HD608 Relative to annual debt service obligations under the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund
HD613 Relative to angel investor tax credits
SD627 For legislation to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants
SD633 For legislation relative to home energy efficiency.
SD638 For legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund.
HD664 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care
HD668 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
HD669 Relative to child victim confidentiality
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
HD678 Relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants
HD687 For legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund
SD733 For legislation to establish and financing a drug collection and disposal program.
HD736 Relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants
SD738 For legislation to require health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence
HD746 Relative to access to generic medications and pharmacy reimbursements for the cost of drugs, medical products or devices
HD763 Relative to health clubs and the use and deployment of defibrillators
HD780 Relative to providing smoking cessation programs for certain police officers and fire fighters
HD818 For legislation to authorize municipalities to require automatic sprinkler protection systems in certain housing
HD831 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
HD874 Relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias
HD901 For legislation to prohibit the use of procedures which cause physical pain or deny a reasonable humane existence to persons with disabilities
SD951 For legislation relative to assessments made by the state board of retirement to certain regional school districts.
SD964 For legislation to support educational opportunity for all.
SD982 Relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property
SD1028 For legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft
HD1029 For legislation to establish safeguards to prevent death and disability from stroke
SD1042 For legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife.
HD1049 Relative to credible service for school nurses
HD1079 For legislation to authorize the Department of Agricultural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations governing boarding kennels and daycare facilities for dogs
HD1080 Relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status
HD1097 Relative to providing continuing health insurance coverage for surviving children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty
SD1106 For legislation relative to water resource impacts.
HD1107 For legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending
HD1119 For legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers
HD1173 Relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
HD1190 Relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format
HD1225 For legislation to require that assault and battery of a police officer responding to criminal activity be prosecuted as a felony
HD1230 Relative to abusive or hostile work environments
HD1234 Relative to tax havens
SD1237 For legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.
SD1300 For legislation to provide for progressive penalties for the crime of motor vehicular homicide
HD1301 Relative to employment and job training
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
HD1325 For legislation to compute and track the individual and collective lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of all fuels
SD1355 For legislation relative to the Architectural Access Board.
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
HD1377 For legislation to authorize the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to establish a local economic development assistance program
HD1393 Relative to mental health services for children
HD1396 For legislation to provide volunteer firefighters with a local option real estate tax exemption
HD1407 For legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth
HD1412 Relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs.
HD1416 Relative to the health care of minors
HD1425 For legislation to direct the Division of Medical Assistance to provide coverage for the treatment of opioid dependence
HD1437 Relative to streamlining municipal finance
HD1441 Relative to payments in lieu of taxation by organizations exempt from the property tax
HD1457 An Act relative to direct deposit of employee compensation
HD1467 Relative to promoting child development and school-readiness
HD1502 For legislation to protect patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health to access medical marijuana
HD1515 For legislation to regulate the testimony of expert witnesses in medical malpractice court cases
HD1541 Relative to patient safety, medical error reporting and medical malpractice
HD1565 For legislation to grant public employee retirement rights to certain persons providing educational services to special need students
HD1566 To provide for reforms and improvements to the Commonwealth's transportation system
HD1571 For legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products
HD1574 For legislation to encourage quality reviews and reduce costs in health care
HD1581 Relative to disposal and collection of prescription drugs
HD1587 Relative to license plate tracking
HD1588 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities
HD1591 Relative to descendants email access and procedures
HD1595 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
HD1650 Relative to junior operator's licenses
HD1677 For legislation to establish a Diabetes state action plan
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
HD1702 Relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders
HD1707 Relative to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities
HD1709 An Act relative to independent contractors
HD1730 Relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness and the establishment of a Medicaid reimbursement enhancement fund
SD1742 For legislation to promote motor vehicle safety.
HD1761 For legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
HD1769 Relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment
HD1772 For legislation relative to motorcycle safety with malfunctioning traffic signals not detecting motorcycles
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1796 Relative to improving the apprehension of drunk drivers and other law violators
SD1811 For legislation to involve youth in civic engagement
HD1813 Relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1834 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
HD1846 For legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century
HD1849 For legislation relative to juvenile intimidation of witnesses, jurors and persons furnishing information in connection with criminal proceedings
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
SD1860 For legislation relative to child passenger safety
HD1864 Strengthening the quality and efficiency of home health care services
SD1869 For legislation relative to habitual drunk drivers
HD1886 Relative to burial benefits of veterans
HD1889 For legislation to prohibits discrimination against veterans in employment decisions
HD1892 An Act relative to criminal record checks for referees
HD1900 An Act Relative to Campus Safety
HD1907 Relative to establishing the office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services in the Governor's cabinet
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1950 Relative to the requirements for distinctive registration plates
HD1969 For legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops
HD1988 For the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to convene a Constitutional Convention to consider amendments to the Constitution to limit the influence of money in our political system
HD1994 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the Olympic Games in the Commonwealth
HD1995 Relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel
HD2015 For legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor
HD2021 Relative to expanding access to healthy food choices in vending machines on state property
HD2042 For legislation to decriminalize certain non-violent demonstrations by students
HD2053 For legislation to promote farm viability
HD2068 Relative to motor vehicle safety checkpoints
HD2069 For legislation to authorize certain veterans to use facilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities without cost to such veterans
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2072 For legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status
HD2076 Relative to voting overseas
HD2081 Relative to baseline concussion testing for student athletes
HD2111 Relative to disclosures by individuals or entities making independent expenditures for electioneering communications
HD2115 Relative to the training of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2155 Relative to public health, substance abuse, treatment and opioids and accessible substance abuse treatment for all
HD2171 Relative to contracts for town assessors, treasurers and collectors
HD2188 Relative to juvenile court jurisdiction to divert from further court processing of certain children
HD2209 Relative to the definition of low and moderate income housing
HD2308 For legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles.
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2332 For legislation to limit the time that former employees must wait before being employed by a competitor
HD2340 For legislation to provide for a capital outlay program of maintenance and improvements to municipal drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure assets
HD2373 Relative to granting equal access to original birth certificates
HD2433 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
HD2453 Relative to requiring a civil service examinations for certain positions in the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Housing and Community Development
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2462 Relative to the retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Housing and Community Development
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2472 Relative to pension benefits for surviving spouses of Department of Children and Families social workers killed in the line of duty
HD2475 Relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2480 For legislation to limit retroactive denials of health insurance claims for mental health and substance abuse services
HD2529 For legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive registration plates for fire fighters
HD2540 For legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty
HD2568 For legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2589 For legislation to provide for primary and preventative health care services for certain children in the Commonwealth.
HD2653 For legislation to establish a live theater tax credit program
HD2670 An Act requiring physician training on Alzheimer's and dementia
HD2673 Relative to expanding the special education reimbursement program to include transportation costs
HD2678 Relative to the crime of intentionally obstructing vehicular of pedestrian traffic upon a public way
HD2684 For legislation to create an income tax credit for qualified tuition and fees for higher education
HD2686 For legislation to require automated external defibrillators in assisted living residences
HD2699 Relative to practitioners in the field of personal training
HD2709 For legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for certain children
HD2741 For legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents
HD2743 For legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products
HD2752 For legislation to require producer responsibility for collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products
HD2753 For legislation relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures
HD2757 Relative to regulating oxycodone
HD2758 For legislation to disclosure requirements for dry cleaners using toxic chemicals
HD2767 Relative to strengthening the consumer protections and ensuring the proper labeling of fish sold in the Commonwealth
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2818 Relative to administering the medical assistance programs
HD2879 For legislation to establish a commission to study veterans transportation issues
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2947 Relative to promoting responsible contracting on state construction projects
HD2948 For legislation to further regulate the sale of tobacco products to teenagers
HD2975 Relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
HD2976 Relative to utility data transparency and access
HD2990 For legislation to develop science-based stream-flow standards
HD3078 Relative to prohibiting robocalls, so-called, to mobile telephone devices
HD3142 For legislation to ensure that each student enrolled in a school district is screened for potential indicators of dyslexia or other reading disabilities
HD3151 Relative to home health and hospice aides
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3160 Relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services
HD3165 Relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth
HD3190 For legislation to require the reporting of certain contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Program and the Workers' Compensation System
HD3215 Relative to enhancing consumer protection and transparency under the social work licensing law
HD3220 For legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses
HD3241 Relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances
HD3255 An Act relative to strengthening background checks
HD3301 Relative to merging the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police department into the department of state police
HD3343 For legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation
HD3364 For legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning
HD3397 For legislation to reduce plastic bag pollution
HD3405 For legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams
HD3447 For legislation to establish tax transparency and strengthen the reporting requirements of public charities and to establish reporting requirements for the trustees and directors of public charities
HD3450 Relative to reporting requirements of state agencies to the Secretary of the Commonwealth for the maintenance of the Central Registry of Voters
HD3458 An Act relative to reprecincting
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games

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HD649 Relative to procedures and regulations of transporting domestic animals

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Sharon High School
  • University of Miami
  • New England School of Law
  • Democratic Town Committee
  • Sharon Recreation Committee
  • Mass. House (1991-Present)
Eighth Norfolk, Consisting of Sharon; Stoughton: Precincts 2, 3, 4, 6; Walpole: Precincts 3, 4; Mansfield: Precinct 4 (Bristol Co.).