Louis L. Kafka Division Chair

D Stoughton
Louis L. Kafka

Addresses

State House
Room 185
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2960
Fax: 617-722-2713
Email: Louis.Kafka@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD236 For legislation to expedite appeals of wage violations
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
SD387 For legislation to teach American Sign language
SD463 For legislation relative to police training.
SD533 For legislation to create the Home Works Program
SD560 Relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants
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.
SD733 For legislation to establish and financing a drug collection and disposal program.
SD738 For legislation to require health care employers to develop and implement programs to prevent workplace violence
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
SD1042 For legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife.
SD1106 For legislation relative to water resource impacts.
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
SD1355 For legislation relative to the Architectural Access Board.
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
HD1457 An Act relative to direct deposit of employee compensation
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1709 An Act relative to independent contractors
SD1742 For legislation to promote motor vehicle safety.
SD1811 For legislation to involve youth in civic engagement
SD1853 An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program
SD1860 For legislation relative to child passenger safety
SD1869 For legislation relative to habitual drunk drivers
HD2670 An Act requiring physician training on Alzheimer's and dementia
HD3255 An Act relative to strengthening background checks
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.77 HD2709 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 77) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for certain children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.78 HD1834 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 78) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.89 HD901 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 89) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others for legislation to prohibit the use of procedures which cause physical pain or deny a reasonable humane existence to persons with disabilities. 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.113 HD2818 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 113) of James J. O'Day and others relative to administering the medical assistance programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.127 HD58 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 127) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to establish a system for tracking the unmet service needs of persons with developmental disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.157 HD3215 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 157) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to enhancing consumer protection and transparency under the social work licensing law. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.185 HD2699 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 185) of Robert F. Fennell and Louis L. Kafka relative to practitioners in the field of personal training. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.273 HD3078 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 273) of William M. Straus and Louis L. Kafka relative to prohibiting robocalls, so-called, to mobile telephone devices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.302 HD1377 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 302) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to authorize the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to establish a local economic development assistance program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.336 HD1467 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 336) of Tackey Chan and others relative to promoting child development and school-readiness. Education.
H.392 HD71 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 392) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to special education funding. Education.
H.393 HD72 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 393) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities. Education.
H.422 HD1698 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 422) of Kay Khan and others relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students. Education.
H.443 HD677 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 443) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity. Education.
H.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.453 HD1707 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 453) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities. Education.
H.456 HD2070 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 456) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts. Education.
H.463 HD3142 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 463) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to ensure that each student enrolled in a school district is screened for potential indicators of dyslexia or other reading disabilities. Education.
H.472 HD2673 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 472) of John H. Rogers and others relative to expanding the special education reimbursement program to include transportation costs. Education.
H.491 HD259 By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 491) of Todd M. Smola and others for legislation relative to geography education. 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.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.521 HD664 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 521) of Jonathan Hecht and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care. Elder Affairs.
H.523 HD454 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 523) of Kate Hogan and others relative to senior hoarding. Elder Affairs.
H.525 HD87 By Mr. Mahoney of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 525) of John J. Mahoney and others relative to providing retroactive capital reimbursement for a certain nursing facility in the town of Holden. Elder Affairs.
H.526 HD1412 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 526) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs. Elder Affairs.
H.529 HD2741 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 529) of James J. O'Day, Patricia D. Jehlen and others for legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents. Elder Affairs.
H.532 HD2686 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 532) of John H. Rogers, Louis L. Kafka and Shawn Dooley for legislation to require automated external defibrillators in assisted living residences. Elder Affairs.
H.543 HD2111 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 543) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to disclosures by individuals or entities making independent expenditures for electioneering communications. Election Laws.
H.582 HD3450 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 582) of Michael J. Moran and others relative to reporting requirements of state agencies to the Secretary of the Commonwealth for the maintenance of the Central Registry of Voters. Election Laws.
H.592 HD2076 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 592) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to voting overseas. Election Laws.
H.623 HD1080 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 623) of Ruth B. Balser, James B. Eldridge and others relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.630 HD1079 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 630) of James M. Cantwell, Louis L. Kafka and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to authorize the Department of Agricultural Resources to promulgate rules and regulations governing boarding kennels and daycare facilities for dogs. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.645 HD3405 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 645) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.656 HD2340 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 656) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to provide for a capital outlay program of maintenance and improvements to municipal drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure assets. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.657 HD2568 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 657) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.663 HD3397 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 663) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to reduce plastic bag pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.696 HD1571 By Representative Kaufman of Lexington and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 696) of Jay R. Kaufman, Kenneth J. Donnelly and others for legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.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.707 HD1407 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 707) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.712 HD2053 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 712) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to promote farm viability. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.718 HD608 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 718) of Ronald Mariano, Louis L. Kafka and Bruce J. Ayers relative to annual debt service obligations under the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.752 HD496 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 752) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.754 HD1325 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 754) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to compute and track the individual and collective lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of all fuels. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.756 HD2752 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 756) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.757 HD2990 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 757) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to develop science-based stream-flow standards. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.813 HD3160 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 813) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services. Financial Services.
H.843 HD3343 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 843) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others for legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation. Financial Services.
H.870 HD746 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 870) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to access to generic medications and pharmacy reimbursements for the cost of drugs, medical products or devices. 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.901 HD469 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 901) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage. Financial Services.
H.925 HD2480 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 925) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to limit retroactive denials of health insurance claims for mental health and substance abuse services. Financial Services.
H.927 HD1769 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Montigny, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 927) of Sarah K. Peake, Mark C. Montigny and others relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment. Financial Services.
H.941 HD308 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 941) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage and payment for prescribed treatment for mitochondrial disease. Financial Services.
H.946 HD374 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 946) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation provide health benefit plan coverage for hearing aids. Financial Services.
H.953 HD1702 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 953) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
H.958 HD359 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 958) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to establish a structure for qualifying public depositories and establishing rules for collaterizing of public deposits. Financial Services.
H.965 HD1107 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 965) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending. Health Care Financing.
H.970 HD2155 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 970) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to public health, substance abuse, treatment and opioids and accessible substance abuse treatment for all. Health Care Financing.
H.979 HD1730 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 979) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness and the establishment of a Medicaid reimbursement enhancement fund. Health Care Financing.
H.986 HD1574 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 986) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka for legislation to encourage quality reviews and reduce costs in health care. Health Care Financing.
H.996 HD286 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 996) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits. Health Care Financing.
H.997 HD401 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 997) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers. Health Care Financing.
H.998 HD1864 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 998) of Kate Hogan and others strengthening the quality and efficiency of home health care services. Health Care Financing.
H.1009 HD2589 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1009) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to provide for primary and preventative health care services for certain children in the Commonwealth. Health Care Financing.
H.1022 HD582 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1022) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth Program. 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.1055 HD2540 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1055) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty. Higher Education.
H.1060 HD1119 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1060) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers. Higher Education.
H.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.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.1103 HD2209 By Ms. Gifford of Wareham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1103) of Susan Williams Gifford and others relative to the definition of low and moderate income housing. Housing.
H.1138 HD831 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1138) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing. Housing.
H.1197 HD211 By Representative Brady of Brockton and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1197) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property. The Judiciary.
H.1199 HD1225 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1199) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to require that assault and battery of a police officer responding to criminal activity be prosecuted as a felony. The Judiciary.
H.1235 HD1846 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1235) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century. The Judiciary.
H.1236 HD1849 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1236) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation relative to juvenile intimidation of witnesses, jurors and persons furnishing information in connection with criminal proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.1246 HD1995 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1246) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel. The Judiciary.
H.1247 HD2188 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1247) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to juvenile court jurisdiction to divert from further court processing of certain children. The Judiciary.
H.1270 HD2308 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1270) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles. The Judiciary.
H.1273 HD1323 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1273) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle. The Judiciary.
H.1275 HD1935 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1275) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns. The Judiciary.
H.1287 HD1591 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to descendants email access and procedures. The Judiciary.
H.1307 HD1515 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1307) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka for legislation to regulate the testimony of expert witnesses in medical malpractice court cases. The Judiciary.
H.1309 HD1541 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1309) of William C. Galvin and Louis L. Kafka relative to patient safety, medical error reporting and medical malpractice. The Judiciary.
H.1311 HD763 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1311) of Sean Garballey and others relative to health clubs and the use and deployment of defibrillators. 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.1370 HD241 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1370) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.1489 HD162 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1489) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the liability of farmers' markets. The Judiciary.
H.1492 HD874 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1492) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias. The Judiciary.
H.1493 HD2587 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1493) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder. The Judiciary.
H.1511 HD2678 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1511) of David M. Nangle and others relative to the crime of intentionally obstructing vehicular of pedestrian traffic upon a public way. The Judiciary.
H.1512 HD93 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1512) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to criminal offender record information. The Judiciary.
H.1515 HD124 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1515) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court. 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.1532 HD1796 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1532) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the apprehension of drunk drivers and other law violators. The Judiciary.
H.1572 HD383 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1572) of Byron Rushing and others relative to the reform of laws implicating certain private consensual intimate conduct between adults. 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.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.1608 HD414 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1608) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further regulate the performing of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health . 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.1623 HD2042 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1623) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to decriminalize certain non-violent demonstrations by students. The Judiciary.
H.1641 HD188 By Mr. Velis of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1641) of John C. Velis and others relative to the false representation of military status. 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.1700 HD3190 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1700) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to require the reporting of certain contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Program and the Workers' Compensation System. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1701 HD2332 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1701) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to limit the time that former employees must wait before being employed by a competitor. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1728 HD1230 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1728) of Peter V. Kocot and others relative to abusive or hostile work environments. 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.1764 HD373 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1764) of Byron Rushing and others 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. 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.1771 HD2072 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1771) of Ellen Story, Jennifer L. Flanagan and others for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1791 HD2757 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1791) of Robert F. Fennell and others relative to regulating oxycodone. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1804 HD1393 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1804) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to mental health services for children. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.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.1812 HD2470 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1812) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1826 HD2126 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1826) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to protecting puppies and kittens. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1832 HD2171 By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1832) of Paul J. Donato and others relative to contracts for town assessors, treasurers and collectors. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1852 HD1437 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1852) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to streamlining municipal finance. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1855 HD372 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator O'Connor Ives, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1855) of David Paul Linsky, Kathleen O'Connor Ives and others relative to parking advancements and the establishment of parking benefit districts in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1888 HD1677 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1888) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to establish a Diabetes state action plan. Public Health.
H.1919 HD1029 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1919) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to establish safeguards to prevent death and disability from stroke. Public Health.
H.1924 HD2081 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1924) of Angelo L. D'Emilia and others relative to baseline concussion testing for student athletes. Public Health.
H.1932 HD2115 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1932) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the training of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 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.1937 HD1581 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1937) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others relative to disposal and collection of prescription drugs. Public Health.
H.1939 HD2767 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1939) of Robert F. Fennell and others relative to strengthening the consumer protections and ensuring the proper labeling of fish sold in the Commonwealth. Public Health.
H.1958 HD678 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1958) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants. Public Health.
H.1961 HD687 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1961) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund. 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.2001 HD3151 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2001) of Kay Khan and others relative to home health and hospice aides. Public Health.
H.2005 HD2021 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2005) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to expanding access to healthy food choices in vending machines on state property. Public Health.
H.2010 HD1416 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2010) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the health care of minors. Public Health.
H.2021 HD2948 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2021) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to further regulate the sale of tobacco products to teenagers. Public Health.
H.2041 HD592 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2041) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others for legislation to authorize pharmacists to perform certain medical procedures. Public Health.
H.2045 HD2373 By Representative Rogers of Norwood and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2045) of John H. Rogers, Michael F. Rush and others relative to granting equal access to original birth certificates. Public Health.
H.2050 HD2015 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2050) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor. Public Health.
H.2060 HD573 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2060) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the despensing of controlled substances. 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.2065 HD1502 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2065) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to protect patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health to access medical marijuana. Public Health.
H.2067 HD2743 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2067) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. Public Health.
H.2068 HD2758 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2068) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to disclosure requirements for dry cleaners using toxic chemicals. Public Health.
H.2089 HD818 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2089) of Ruth B. Balser. Kenneth J. Donnelly and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to require automatic sprinkler protection systems in certain housing. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2109 HD2753 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2109) of Nick Collins and others for legislation relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2195 HD3301 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2195) of Joseph F. Wagner and others relative to merging the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police department into the Department of State Police. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2209 HD1097 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2209) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to providing continuing health insurance coverage for surviving children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Public Service.
H.2257 HD780 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2257) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to providing smoking cessation programs for certain police officers and fire fighters. Public Service.
H.2258 HD1049 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2258) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to credible service for school nurses. Public Service.
H.2315 HD2453 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2315) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to requiring a civil service examinations for certain positions in the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Housing and Community Development. Public Service.
H.2317 HD2462 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2317) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to the retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Housing and Community Development. Public Service.
H.2383 HD2472 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2383) of James J. O'Day and others relative to pension benefits for surviving spouses of Department of Children and Families social workers killed in the line of duty. Public Service.
H.2386 HD2475 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2386) of James J. O'Day and others relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
H.2410 HD1565 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2410) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to grant public employee retirement rights to certain persons providing educational services to special need students. Public Service.
H.2446 HD448 By Mr. Barrows of Mansfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2446) of F. Jay Barrows and others relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract. Revenue.
H.2459 HD361 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2459) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to property tax exemptions for veterans. Revenue.
H.2471 HD2653 By Messrs. Collins of Boston and McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2471) of Nick Collins, Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to establish a live theater tax credit program. Revenue.
H.2473 HD613 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2473) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to angel investor tax credits. Revenue.
H.2477 HD1234 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2477) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to tax havens. Revenue.
H.2517 HD668 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2517) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract. Revenue.
H.2547 HD2330 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2547) of Randy Hunt and others for legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns. Revenue.
H.2583 HD1396 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2583) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to provide volunteer firefighters with a local option real estate tax exemption. Revenue.
H.2584 HD1441 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2584) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to payments in lieu of taxation by organizations exempt from the property tax. Revenue.
H.2587 HD2943 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Stephen Kulik, Cynthia Stone Creem and others for legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund. Revenue.
H.2622 HD3447 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2622) of Michael J. Moran and others 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. Revenue.
H.2673 HD2684 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2673) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to create an income tax credit for qualified tuition and fees for higher education. Revenue.
H.2723 HD2947 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2723) of Nick Collins and others relative to promoting responsible contracting on state construction projects. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2772 HD1190 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2772) of Peter V. Kocot and others relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2849 HD2976 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2849) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to utility data transparency and access. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2858 HD387 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2858) of Edward F. Coppinger and others relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts. 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, James B. Eldridge and others relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2904 HD1813 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2904) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2922 HD1994 By Mr. Frost of Auburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2922) of Paul K. Frost and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the Olympic Games in the Commonwealth. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
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.2981 HD2068 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2981) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to motor vehicle safety checkpoints. Transportation.
H.2984 HD1566 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2984) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others to provide for reforms and improvements to the Commonwealth's transportation system. Transportation.
H.2985 HD1650 By Representative Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2985) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Patricia D. Jehlen and others relative to junior operator's licenses. Transportation.
H.3009 HD1587 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3009) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to license plate tracking. Transportation.
H.3040 HD2529 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3040) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive registration plates for fire fighters. Transportation.
H.3057 HD2069 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3057) of Jerald A. Parisella and others for legislation to authorize certain veterans to use facilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities without cost to such veterans. Transportation.
H.3060 HD1761 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3060) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds. Transportation.
H.3077 HD1950 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3077) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others relative to the requirements for distinctive registration plates. Transportation.
H.3081 HD1772 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3081) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation relative to motorcycle safety with malfunctioning traffic signals not detecting motorcycles. Transportation.
H.3111 HD276 By Ms. Vincent of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3111) of RoseLee Vincent and Louis L. Kafka 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. Transportation.
H.3126 HD3364 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3126) of James Arciero and others for legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3127 HD1988 By Representative Atkins of Concord and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3127) of Cory Atkins, James B. Eldridge and others for the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to convene a Constitutional Convention to consider amendments to the Constitution to limit the influence of money in our political system. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3147 HD102 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3147) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr., Louis L. Kafka and RoseLee Vincent relative to the Massachusetts Military Family Relief Fund. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3155 HD1886 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3155) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to burial benefits of veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3156 HD1889 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3156) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibits discrimination against veterans in employment decisions. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3158 HD1907 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3158) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to establishing the office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services in the Governor's cabinet. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3161 HD2879 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3161) of Jerald A. Parisella and others for legislation to establish a commission to study veterans transportation issues. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3233 HD3458 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3233) of Michael J. Moran and others relative to reprecincting. Election Laws.
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.3249 HD1900 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3249) of Jennifer E. Benson and others foe legislation to establish a task force to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses. Higher Education.
H.3252 HD1892 By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3252) of Carole A. Fiola and others relative to criminal record checks for referees. The Judiciary.
H.649
By Request
HD649 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 649) of Craig Olson and others relative to procedures and regulations of transporting domestic animals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

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.).