Leah Cole Representative

R Peabody
Leah Cole


State House
Room 542
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2488
Fax: 617-626-0832
Email: Leah.Cole@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD47 For legislation relative to spouses as caregivers.
HD56 For legislation to allow for the establishment of "public internet discussion," to allow members of a public body to discuss matters before it without going through the requirements of the open meeting law
HD143 Relative to the registration of sex offenders moving into the Commonwealth from another state
HD146 For legislation to exempt farmers’ markets from certain property taxes
HD147 Relative to filing fees for appeals of civil motor vehicle infractions
HD150 Relative to the standard of proof for juvenile defendants
HD151 Relative to the reporting sex offender treatment program outcomes by the Commissioner of Department of Correction and the Department of Youth Services
HD152 Relative to the classification of sex offenders diagnosed as pedophiles by a licensed mental health clinician
HD162 Relative to the liability of farmers' markets
HD171 For legislation to expedite the sale of foreclosed homes
HD178 For legislation to create an independent ombudsman office to oversee certain functions of the Department of Children and Families
HD180 For legislation to authorize owners of interests in real property to execute and record a transfer on death deed to such property
HD186 Relative to establishing a performance review program for the initial licensure of teacher and waiving certain license application fees
HD188 Relative to the false representation of military status
HD226 for legislation to allow non-profits and charities to purchase alcohol from retail package stores for use at charitable events
HD238 Relative to recidivism reducing program reporting by the Department of Correction
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
HD347 Relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD407 Relative to exempting certain school supply expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers from the income tax
SD425 For legislation relative to open textbooks
HD431 Relative to establishing a meals tax holiday
SD441 For legislation relative to public higher education transfers
HD448 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
HD449 For legislation to direct the Department of Education to include a course in civics as a high school graduation requirement
HD457 For legislation to establish a substance screening program within the Department of Transitional Assistance
SD464 For legislation to provide tax credits for hospitals providing charitable care
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD502 For legislation to establish an emergency responder yellow dot program
SD512 For legislation to allow for the decriminalization of minor offenses
HD520 Relative to a sales tax exemption for the sale of used books and other items sold by libraries for fundraising purposes
HD523 Relative to updating non-taxable medical supplies
SD529 Relative to firearm license fees
SD537 For legislation to authorize the Colonel of the State Police, or persons authorized by him, to issue temporary license to carry firearms to certain nonresidents
SD538 For legislation to equalize the Department of Revenue interest rates
SD540 For legislation to alleviate health care burdens for Massachusetts employers
SD543 For legislation to establish a meals tax holiday.
SD551 Relative to cueing and supervision in the personal care attendant program
SD560 Relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants
HD580 For legislation to establish a commuter pass program for users of the Massachusetts Turnpike
HD613 Relative to angel investor tax credits
HD668 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
HD681 That persons diagnosed with familial dysautonomia disorder receive certain services from the Department of Developmental Services
SD710 For legislation to regard MassHealth applications
HD710 For legislation to establish a legislative budget office
HD719 For the establishment of a Massachusetts innocence commission to analyze the circumstances of innocent persons being charged, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated
SD733 For legislation to establish and financing a drug collection and disposal program.
HD745 Relative to vehicle insurance surcharges
HD748 For legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants
HD772 For legislation to adopt national education standards
HD786 For legislation to lower the sales tax to five per cent
HD795 Relative to reducing the income tax to 5 per cent
HD827 Relative to firearm licensing requirements
HD841 For legislation to exempt municipalities from the gas tax
HD874 Relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias
HD948 Relative to providing for an income tax credit for families caring for relatives at home who are elderly or victims of Alzheimer's disease
SD969 For legislation relative to preserving public safety and preventing trespassing on state highways
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
SD1001 For legislation to promote restorative justice practices
SD1026 For legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information.
HD1093 For legislation to direct the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to make driving records available online for informational purposes
HD1096 For legislation to exempt regional school transportation funds from the Governor's ability to make reductions due to revenue deficiencies
SD1134 For legislation to abolish the death tax.
HD1149 Relative to the commission paid to licensed lottery sales agents
HD1171 For legislation to include Section 8 housing vouchers as an affordable housing type.
HD1174 Relative to establishing a tax incentive for small property improvements
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
SD1253 For legislation relative to the inventory tax.
HD1264 Relative to the disabled veterans exemption from the motor vehicle excise tax
HD1265 Relative to elevator inspection fee waivers for non-profit organizations
HD1269 For legislation to exempt farmers’ markets from certain property taxes
HD1282 Relative to sales and excise tax exemptions for disabled veterans
HD1284 Relative to the corporate excise tax
HD1285 Relative to the awarding of diplomas for civics education by the Board of Education
HD1289 For legislation to establish penalties for the crime of committing sexual abuse against persons with disabilities
HD1290 Relative to the refunding of sales taxes on certain purchase
HD1295 Relative to proof of valid identification at voting polls
HD1299 Relative to taxes generated by charitable raffles and bazaars
HD1384 For legislation relative to the calculation of motor vehicle excise taxes
SD1387 For legislation to decriminalize non-violent and verbal student misconduct
HD1405 For legislation to establish a curriculum on personal financial literacy in the public schools
HD1419 For legislation to expand substance abuse treatment options for non-violent drug offenders
SD1464 For legislation to reform and modernize legislative transportation reimbursement.
HD1471 Relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality
HD1477 Relative to expanding eligibility for diversion to treatment for criminal offenders
HD1479 Relative to student online information protection policies
HD1531 Relative to the list of locations for a safe surrender under the baby safe haven law
HD1532 For legislation to prohibit the charging of fees by the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the answering of certain common questions
SD1537 For legislation to repeal the nursing home tax
SD1543 For legislation to require photo identification to receive a ballot
SD1547 For legislation relative to campaign finance during special elections
SD1555 For legislation relative to Massachusetts high school diplomas
HD1585 For legislation to establish a sunset commission to periodically review government agencies and authorities
HD1595 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
HD1607 For legislation to direct the Commissioner of Revenue to annually designate a sales tax holiday
SD1614 For legislation to exempt certain farmers' markets from certain property taxes.
SD1615 For legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption
SD1618 For legislation to reduce the property taxes of certain elderly persons.
HD1644 Relative to establishing provisions for the return of expired pharmaceuticals
HD1663 Relative to certain civil infractions
SD1665 For legislation relative to motor vehicle license suspension
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
SD1765 For legislation to clarify procedures for the custodial protection by law enforcement and court officials of a child requiring assistance.
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
SD1785 For legislation relative to the safety and reclamation of quarries.
HD1842 For legislation to transfer the jurisdiction of the towns of Danvers and Middleton from the Salem District Court to the Peabody District Court
HD1848 Relative to public meeting exemptions for the General Court
SD1857 For legislation to further reduce EBT fraud
HD1878 Relative to the independent practice of advanced practice registered nursing by nurse practitioners
HD1891 Relative to speed limits inside certain thickly settled areas or business districts
HD1893 Relative to rendering the criminal and civil justice systems accessible to victims of sexual violence
HD1911 Relative to the tax on gross gaming revenues, the waiting period for certain former public officials to be employed by gaming licensees and prohibiting financial assistance from state funds for gaming licensees
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1944 Relative to the minimum reimbursement rate for adult residential behavioral health and addiction treatment
HD1945 For legislation to allow for the lawful sale of inert ammunition components from certain out of state vendors to lawfully licensed Massachusetts gun owners
HD1955 Relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study of the unemployment benefit eligibility system
HD1990 Relative to the authority of school districts to be exempt from a certain standardized exam
HD1991 Relative to penalties for the unauthorized sale of veterans' grave markers
HD1995 Relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel
HD2035 Relative to establishing an educational mandate task force (including members of the General Court) to review all existing state mandates imposed on public schools and districts in the Commonwealth
HD2039 Relative to increasing the cap on the historic rehabilitation tax credit
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2071 Relative to the organization of limited liability companies
HD2089 For legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices
HD2187 For legislation to repeal the estate tax
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2209 Relative to the definition of low and moderate income housing
HD2215 Relative to the indemnification of certain persons from civil proceedings for injuries or deaths of persons unlawfully entering their dwelling
HD2218 For legislation to provide for an income tax deduction for purchases of a gun safes
HD2222 Relative to sales tax exemptions for gun safes and trigger locks
HD2230 Relative to certain habitual offenders
HD2243 For legislation to make the General Court subject to the open meeting law
HD2250 For legislation to allow veterans living in housing authorities to deduct the cost of traveling for medical purposes from the income total assessed by said authority
HD2254 Relative to accessible electronic information technology for persons with disabilities
HD2257 For legislation to a establish a "second chance" lottery to help address the problem of lottery ticket litter
HD2261 That costs associated with special education follow students upon the change of school districts in mid year
HD2263 That current employee and retiree health care costs shall be included in the calculation of the foundation budget for school districts
HD2266 Relative to the property tax deferral program
HD2268 For legislation to require applicants for voter registration to show proof of identification
HD2273 Relative to total amounts distributed to cities and town for the purpose of education
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
HD2333 Relative to school bus driver licensing
HD2349 Relative to the estate tax code
HD2369 Relative to providing for sales tax holidays, so-called, on the dates August 15 and August 16, 2015
HD2376 For legislation to require a two-thirds vote of the Senate and the House of Representatives prior to making appropriations from the Stabilization Fund
HD2378 Relative to limitations on expenditures and revenues
HD2381 Relative to exempting municipalities from the gas tax
HD2384 Relative to the expansion of the valedictorian tuition waiver program in the public system of higher education
HD2387 For legislation to prohibit reductions of net school spending below the foundation budget amount
HD2401 Relative to criminal offender record information
HD2402 For legislation to establish an annual sales tax holiday
HD2404 For legislation to establish a working group (including members of the General Court) relative to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
HD2406 Relative to the reduction of certain sales and use taxes
HD2407 Relative to calculations of interest for refunds issued by the Department of Revenue
HD2408 Relative to the penalties for the crime of fetal homicide
HD2409 Relative to the establishment of a tax amnesty program
HD2412 Relative to the calculation of the inventory tax on certain corporations
HD2413 Relative to the indemnification of certain persons from civil proceedings for injuries or deaths of persons unlawfully entering their dwelling
HD2414 That schools be required to maintain non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in the event of anaphylactic emergencies
HD2426 Relative to the crime of failing to notify law enforcement officials of a missing or deceased child
HD2440 Relative to the dispensing of controlled substances by emergency room physicians
HD2450 Relative to the collection and reporting of certain nursing facility resident care information
HD2455 Relative to providing tax incentives for small scale commercial development for gateway cities
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2461 Relative to the recorking of wine
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2492 That the Highway Department create a timeline for interchange improvements along Route 128 from the city of Peabody to the town of Gloucester
HD2529 For legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive registration plates for fire fighters
HD2559 Relative to property tax abatements for veterans
HD2564 Relative to the authority of parents to exempt their children from a certain standardized exam known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) exam
HD2571 Relative to a study of the economic impact of the increased minimum wage
HD2576 For legislation to require a waiting period for the implementation of new taxes
HD2579 Relative to a corporate minimum tax exemption
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2600 Relative to the use of epinephrine, adrenaline or other agents by optometrists in the treatment of anaphylaxis
HD2613 Relative to the fees charged for the certification of fire fighters as emergency medical technicians
HD2618 For legislation to require photo-identification for persons voting in elections
HD2623 Relative to motor vehicle insurance surcharges
HD2628 Relative to public housing restrictions
HD2636 Establishing a personal financial literacy curriculum in schools
HD2643 That certain fire fighters may wear uniforms while on duty and making solicitations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association
HD2664 For legislation to prohibit the withholding of diplomas to students meeting all requirements except a score on a state standardized test
HD2676 For legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles.
HD2678 Relative to the crime of intentionally obstructing vehicular of pedestrian traffic upon a public way
HD2706 For legislation to provide an income tax deduction for interest paid on certain graduate student loans
HD2711 For legislation to further regulate campaign contributions to political committees and candidates for legislative and state-wide elections
HD2712 For legislation to eliminate limited public financing of campaigns for state-wide elective office
HD2780 Relative to local control of liquor licenses
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2818 Relative to administering the medical assistance programs
HD2820 For legislation to add 911 emergency responders to the list of locations for a safe surrender under the baby safe haven law
HD2854 Relative to independent contractors
HD2873 Relative to insurance points surcharges
HD2925 Relative to the definition of an employee under the labor laws for certain persons performing services
HD2926 For legislation to require the House and Senate committees on Ways and Means to conduct public hearings on proposed legislation to establish, increase or expand taxes or fees
HD2929 For legislation to require a one-year waiting period after passage of an act creating new taxes for said taxes to become effective
HD2932 For legislation to require the biennial review of rules and regulations with an economic impact small businesses
HD2939 Relative to the payment of wages to self-employed contractors of services
HD2940 For legislation to limit the prescription of controlled substances to an amount necessary for seventy-two hours of medically legitimate treatment
HD2967 For legislation to exempt certain inventory from taxation
HD2994 For legislation to modernize the business licensing process
HD3003 Relative to the care and protection of children
HD3019 For legislation to authorize school bus drivers to administer epinephrine to children suffering from allergic reactions
HD3151 Relative to home health and hospice aides
HD3154 Relative to authorizing the Governor to appoint a registered nurse to the Health Policy Commission
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3160 Relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services
HD3167 For legislation to authorize public institutions of higher education to retain funds received as in-state tuition
HD3192 Relative to the issuance of a summons instead of a warrant for misdemeanors
HD3195 For legislation to exclude novelty sparklers from the definition of prohibited fireworks
HD3206 For legislation to permit spouses to provide adult foster care
HD3216 For legislation to provide for the rapid deployment of qualified nurses
HD3220 For legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses
HD3231 For legislation to enhance the investment tax credit
HD3233 For legislation to require the teaching of civics in public schools
HD3240 Relative to firearm license fees
HD3241 Relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances
HD3269 For legislation to increase penalties for heroin trafficking
HD3311 Relative to the implementation or use of partnership for assessment for readiness for college and career assessments
HD3343 For legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation
HD3391 An Act providing for certain health insurance coverage
HD3414 For legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3495 Relative to strengthening public assistance programs
HD3502 Relative to the financial impact of the costs associated with the Health Connector and compliance with the Affordable Care Act
HD3510 Relative to penalties for excessive non-emergency 911 calls

Personal Information

Profession: Licensed Practical Nurse
Twelfth Essex, consisting of wards 1, 2, 3, 4 and precincts 1 and 3 of ward 5, of the city of Peabody, in the county of Essex.