Leonard Mirra Representative

R West Newbury
Leonard Mirra

Addresses

State House
Room 548
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2488
Fax: 617-626-0339
Email: Lenny.Mirra@mahouse.gov
District Office
11 Mirra Way
West Newbury, MA 01489
Phone: 978-888-5212

Committee Membership

Bill Docket Bill Title
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
HD54 Relative to reinstituting capital punishment in the Commonwealth
HD63 For legislation to designate the month of October as Farm to School Month in the Commonwealth and to strategize opportunities to spread farm-to-school programs statewide
HD69 For legislation to prohibit the use of state funds to purchase bottled water
HD162 Relative to the liability of farmers' markets
HD226 for legislation to allow non-profits and charities to purchase alcohol from retail package stores for use at charitable events
HD233 Relative to filing fees for limited liability companies
HD234 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices
HD357 Relative to data derived from technology used for toll collections
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD387 Relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts
HD407 Relative to exempting certain school supply expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers from the income tax
HD415 For legislation to abolish the Auto Damage Appraiser Licensing Board within the Division of Insurance
SD422 For legislation relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers
SD425 For legislation relative to open textbooks
HD431 Relative to establishing a meals tax holiday
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
SD451 For legislation relative to dental hygienists
SD466 For legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts.
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
SD490 For legislation to define fraud in the public bidding process.
HD498 Exempting agencies of the Commonwealth and cities and towns from payment of the tax imposed on the sale of gasoline
SD503 For legislation to regulate synthetic heroin.
HD523 Relative to updating non-taxable medical supplies
SD529 Relative to firearm license fees
SD530 For legislation relative to utility data transparency and access
HD531 An Act to establish estate tax valuation for farms
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
HD550 For legislation exempt sales of living trees used in commercial and residential landscapes from the sales tax
SD575 For legislation to increase access to mental health services
HD613 Relative to angel investor tax credits
HD616 Relative to the identification requirements for voters
SD648 For legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking.
HD668 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
HD733 For legislation to eliminate the annual fee for veterans distinctive license plates
HD735 For legislation to authorize the Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Department of Public Utilities to regulate the use of double utility poles
HD739 Relative to establishing a lottery process in selecting buyers and/or renters for low and moderate income housing units
HD742 For legislation to promote storm resistant utility infrastructure upgrades
HD748 For legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants
HD780 Relative to providing smoking cessation programs for certain police officers and fire fighters
HD786 For legislation to lower the sales tax to five per cent
HD795 Relative to reducing the income tax to 5 per cent
HD806 Relative to establishing a special commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities
HD808 For legislation to include certain single family housing units and condominium units under the definition of affordable housing
HD810 Relative to exempting barber shops from certain system sewage flow design criteria
HD827 Relative to firearm licensing requirements
HD836 For legislation to provide for an income tax credit for expenditures for the design, construction, repair or replacement of failed cesspool or septic systems
HD841 For legislation to exempt municipalities from the gas tax
HD874 Relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias
HD876 For legislation to require proof of residency for public benefits
HD877 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized issue a distinctive registration plate indicating support for the Boy Scouts of America on the occasion of their centennial anniversary
SD919 For legislation to encourage small business growth in the Commonwealth.
SD943 For legislation relative to emergency and disaster planning for health care providers.
SD968 For legislation relative to expungement of criminal or juvenile records for individuals who committed offenses as children or young adults
SD969 For legislation relative to preserving public safety and preventing trespassing on state highways
HD972 That the Department of Public Health implement a food labeling program for commercially caught, landed and sold saltwater fish
SD974 For legislation to protect animals during pet sales.
HD1006 Relative to Title V income tax credit reform of financial aid for homeowners who have incurred costs for the repair or replacement of failed septic systems
HD1026 Relative to further regulating emergency restraint and hospitalization of persons poising risk of serious harm by reason of mental illness
SD1026 For legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information.
SD1028 For legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft
HD1067 For legislation to create a fiscal incentive program for veterans to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields
SD1088 For legislation to improve access to public records.
SD1105 For legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles.
SD1121 For legislation relative to fair access to surplus state equipment.
HD1156 For legislation to increase penalties for the distribution of heroin.
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
HD1175 Relative to requiring the use of escrow accounts during rent disputes
HD1179 Relative to providing veterans' bonuses to certain regular soldiers who served on active duty in support of the Persian Gulf War
HD1184 For legislation to regulate the cultivation of industrial hemp
HD1190 Relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format
SD1202 For legislation relative to building real incentives for college savings
SD1205 For legislation relative to strengthening identity theft law
SD1214 For legislation relative to the essex coastal scenic byway
HD1234 Relative to tax havens
SD1236 For legislation to direct the Commissioner of Fisheries, Wildlife and Recreational Vehicles to convey certain land in Newbury to Richard J. Boudreau and Pauline C. Boudreau
SD1264 For legislation relative to rape of a child by force.
SD1269 For legislation relative to sexual deviants.
HD1284 Relative to the corporate excise tax
HD1293 Relative to the disclosure of relations to state employees by candidates for employment
HD1295 Relative to proof of valid identification at voting polls
SD1305 For an investigation by a special commission of the feasibility of replacing the defined benefit pension plan for public employees with a defined contribution plan for future employees
HD1308 Relative to updating reciprocity for licensing optometrists
SD1316 For legislation to encourage employee student loan assistance
HD1327 Relative to the reduction of medication waste
HD1335 Relative to killed-in-the-line-of duty benefits for certain public employees
HD1371 For legislation to impose a penalty for the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs
HD1401 For legislation to provide tax deductions for contributions to certain college savings plans
HD1404 Relative to the recovery of emergency response costs for search and rescue operations
HD1411 Relative to greater transparency and accountability for out of district placement costs
SD1422 For legislation relative to out of state sex offenders.
HD1426 Relative to borrowing by municipalities
SD1435 For legislation to require payment by certain prisoners of the Commonwealth
SD1445 For legislation relative to a tax credit for hiring recent graduates.
HD1457 An Act relative to direct deposit of employee compensation
HD1464 Relative to applications for low or moderate income housing
HD1479 Relative to student online information protection policies
HD1505 Relative to gas leak repairs during road projects
HD1510 Relative to wages paid to persons under eighteen years of age
HD1519 For the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting aside the month of May as the official month of kindness
HD1521 For legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants
HD1532 For legislation to prohibit the charging of fees by the Registry of Motor Vehicles for the answering of certain common questions
SD1543 For legislation to require photo identification to receive a ballot
SD1556 For legislation to require that eminent domain takings be for public use purposes and defining the term public use
SD1567 For legislation to reduce the sales tax to 5%.
SD1571 For legislation relative to employee records
HD1585 For legislation to establish a sunset commission to periodically review government agencies and authorities
SD1585 For legislation to provide local property tax relief.
HD1587 Relative to license plate tracking
HD1598 For legislation to clarify the definition of affordable housing to include mobile homes
HD1607 For legislation to direct the Commissioner of Revenue to annually designate a sales tax holiday
HD1609 For legislation to establish a educational mandate working group
SD1610 For legislation to create a commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities
HD1611 Relative to exempting certain school stadiums from plumbing regulations
SD1615 For legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption
HD1616 Relative to operating a motor vehicle after a suspension or revocation of license
HD1644 Relative to establishing provisions for the return of expired pharmaceuticals
SD1648 For legislation related to unfunded mandates on public schools
SD1651 For legislation to create an angel investment tax credit
HD1674 Relative to providing care and comfort for the terminally ill
HD1675 Relative to penalties for impeding or disrupting a public way
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
SD1685 For legislation relative to zero-based budgeting and budget transparency
SD1694 For legislation to promote private sector job growth and reduce state spending
HD1704 For legislation to establish a Commonwealth underutilized building repair fund within the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
HD1730 Relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness and the establishment of a Medicaid reimbursement enhancement fund
SD1765 For legislation to clarify procedures for the custodial protection by law enforcement and court officials of a child requiring assistance.
HD1769 Relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1842 For legislation to transfer the jurisdiction of the towns of Danvers and Middleton from the Salem District Court to the Peabody District Court
SD1846 For legislation to promote conservation through oyster shell recycling
HD1848 Relative to public meeting exemptions for the General Court
SD1851 For legislation relative to prevention of EBT fraud
HD1874 For legislation to increase penalties for distribution and trafficking of oxycodone and derivatives of oxycodone
HD1899 For the establishment of a special commission on the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth
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
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1943 For legislation to allow municipalities to exempt small projects from the prevailing wage law
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
HD1951 For legislation to the penalty for blocking public ways and disrupting traffic
HD1979 For legislation to establish the Massachusetts prisoner bone marrow donation program
HD1981 Relative to disqualifying certain individuals from receiving unemployment insurance benefits
HD1990 Relative to the authority of school districts to be exempt from a certain standardized exam
HD2007 For legislation to establish an advisory committee on the protection of honeybees in the Commonwealth
HD2011 Relative to the penalties for motor vehicle operators refusing to stop for a police officer
HD2040 For legislation to provide reimbursements for certain informational technology enhancements in compliance with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career
HD2062 For legislation to grant preference to veterans in all state-aided housing projects in the Commonwealth
HD2066 Relative to exempting certain school stadiums from plumbing regulations
HD2086 Relative to accountability for certain corporate political activities
HD2117 Relative to the penalties for inducing a minor to engage in, agree to engage in or offer to engage in prostitution or sexual conduct
HD2137 For legislation to define and further protect vulnerable persons on the roads of the Commonwealth
HD2162 Relative to the sales tax on bundled cellular telephone transactions
HD2163 Relative to the creation and maintenance of a searchable public online database of sites available for development in cities and towns
HD2183 For an investigation by a special commission of the feasibility of replacing the defined benefit pension plan for public employees with a defined contribution plan for future employees
HD2194 For legislation to eliminate privatization contracts
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2208 For legislation to impose a moratorium on all new mandated education programs
HD2209 Relative to the definition of low and moderate income housing
HD2229 Relative to holding habitual, violent offenders responsible for simultaneous crimes
HD2230 Relative to certain habitual offenders
HD2237 That the Department of Housing and Community Development allow preference to veterans from other community over a local residents
HD2238 For legislation to exempt certain persons who are part of the curatorship program within state parks from paying real estate property taxes
HD2240 Relative to notices to notaries public and justices of the peace prior to the expiration of their commissions
HD2243 For legislation to make the General Court subject to the open meeting law
HD2246 For legislation to establish a civilian conservation corps promoting community service by the long-term unemployed
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
HD2256 Relative to the foundation funding of special education
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
HD2265 For legislation to impose a fine for public officials in noncompliance with allowing access to public records
HD2266 Relative to the property tax deferral program
HD2268 For legislation to require applicants for voter registration to show proof of identification
HD2270 For legislation to require physicians and physicians assistants to certify being trained in eating disorders when applying to renew their licenses
HD2273 Relative to total amounts distributed to cities and town for the purpose of education
HD2276 That the the Department of Energy Resources establish and administer a grant program providing rebates for purchases of qualifying plug-in electric vehicles
HD2301 An Act Relative to the Liability of Historic Preservation Organizations
HD2308 For legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles.
HD2324 An Act Establishing a Statewide Septic License
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2349 Relative to the estate tax code
HD2401 Relative to criminal offender record information
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2512 For legislation to establish an animal abuse registry
HD2513 Relative to industrial zoned small business property tax exemption
HD2514 For legislation to establish a senior citizen volunteer property tax reduction
HD2536 For legislation to authorize municipalities to invest in credit unions
HD2538 Relative to the taxation of inventory
HD2549 Relative to insurance requirements for plumbing work on single family homes
HD2550 Relative to the performance of electrical work by single family homeowners
HD2553 Relative to municipal retirement and health insurance benefits
HD2582 Relative to increasing voting opportunities and online voter registration awareness in public schools
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
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
HD2722 For legislation to provide tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic properties for mixed commercial and residential uses
HD2735 An Act Establishing a Right to Try
HD2746 Relative to relief in a tenant counterclaim
HD2749 Relative to the issuance of tenant/host brewer licenses for the purpose of producing and packaging beer
HD2765 Relative to the installation of septic tank pipes
HD2780 Relative to local control of liquor licenses
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2812 For legislation to require valid identification when casting provisional ballots
HD2831 Relative to sports medicine professionals
HD2866 An Act temporarily exempting certain educational technology from the sales tax
HD2880 An Act relative to direct mailings
HD2894 An Act establishing a college tuition tax deduction
HD2902 Relative to the calculation of net worth in determining corporate excise taxes
HD2915 Relative to the determination of sales income for corporate excise tax purposes
HD2932 For legislation to require the biennial review of rules and regulations with an economic impact small businesses
HD2937 Relative to the awarding of treble damages for lost wages in certain civil actions
HD2938 An Act providing for a donation check-off box on state tax returns for the Massachusetts Youth in Government program
HD2939 Relative to the payment of wages to self-employed contractors of services
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2967 For legislation to exempt certain inventory from taxation
HD2994 For legislation to modernize the business licensing process
HD3024 Relative to uniform use of deadly force guidelines
HD3070 Relative to the penalty for the transmission of indecent visual depictions by persons less than eighteen years
HD3125 Relative to flying the flag of the Commonwealth at half-staff annually to honor the victims of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001
HD3147 Relative to the services provided by dental hygenists
HD3153 An Act relative to civics education
HD3231 For legislation to enhance the investment tax credit
HD3250 Relative to veterans preference for public housing
HD3251 For legislation to establish a framework for consumer electricity rate savings and to make certain other changes in law
HD3260 An Act prohibiting the obstruction of state highways
HD3269 For legislation to increase penalties for heroin trafficking
HD3316 For legislation relative to the asset forfeiture of child pornography
HD3436 For legislation to legalize marijuana and establish a tax on the cannabis industry
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3498 Relative to motor vehicle license requirements
HD3500 Relative to the definitions of and profile of independent contractors
HD3508 Relative to the penalties for protests intentionally blocking or preventing access to a public roadway or highway
HD3551 For legislation to establish a commission to research and assess opportunities to increase accessibility to the Code of Massachusetts Regulations

Personal Information

Profession: Small businessman
Children: 2
Religion: Catholic
Interests: Current events, economics, fishing, organic gardening

Career Highlights

  • Mirra Co. Inc. 1986
  • Started another company, “T and M” which does outdoor publicity displays

Education & Public Service

  • Boston College, class of ‘86
  • Woburn High School, class of ‘82
Second Essex, consiting of Boxford: Precincts 2, 3; Georgetown; Groveland; Haverhill: Ward 4: Precinct 3, Ward 7: Precinct 3; Merrimac; Newbury; West Newbury