Marcos A. Devers Representative

D Lawrence
Marcos A. Devers


State House
Room 146
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2011
Fax: 617-727-2238
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
HD48 Relative to creating a difficult to manage unit within the Department of Mental Health
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
SD85 For legislation to improve data collection in the juvenile justice system
SD124 For legistlation to regulate notaries public to protect consumers and the validity and effectiveness of recorded instruments.
HD135 For legislation to require deposits on certain non-carbonated beverage containers
HD146 For legislation to exempt farmers’ markets from certain property taxes
HD162 Relative to the liability of farmers' markets
HD227 Relative to the protection of children in foster care
HD272 Relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD377 For legislation to enable cities and towns to extend voting rights in municipal elections to certain non-citizens of the Commonwealth
HD385 Relative to handicapped parking spaces regulated by cities and towns
HD419 For legislation to provide additional assistance to victims of domestic abuse
HD424 For the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor designating the last day of February as Rare Disease Day
HD434 Relative to requiring certain motor vehicle surcharges and court costs be used for firefighter salaries
HD453 For legislation to require that certain interogations be electronically recorded to be admissible in court
HD464 Relative to the fixing or establishing of certain motor vehicle insurance rates
HD486 For legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages
HD517 Relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles
SD533 For legislation to create the Home Works Program
HD573 Relative to the despensing of controlled substances
HD613 Relative to angel investor tax credits
SD628 For legislation to promote the accessibility, quality and continuity of care for consumers of behavioral health, substance use disorder and mental health services.
HD664 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
HD678 Relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants
HD680 For an the establishment of a special commission (including members of the General Court) on local and regional public health
HD687 For legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund
SD690 For legislation relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions.
SD736 For legislation to improve the collection and analsis of data realitve to traffic stops.
SD739 For legislation relative to pedestrian stop data.
HD741 For legislation to authorize the North Central Chamber of Commerce to establish a pilot program for net metering of electricity for manufacturers
HD742 For legislation to promote storm resistant utility infrastructure upgrades
HD745 Relative to vehicle insurance surcharges
HD765 Relative to establishing First Responders Day
SD803 For legislation to fully apply telemedicine coverage.
HD831 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
SD841 For legislation to require automated external defibrillators in schools.
HD860 For legislation to require pain assessment and management in health care facilities
HD875 Relative to an alternate MCAS completion plan for students with certain disabilities
HD890 For legislation to allow individuals to institute and prosecute a civil action for injunctive relief for violation of laws relative to meal breaks for employees
HD891 Relative to the payment of certain burial expenses for veterans
HD975 Relative to youth substance abuse needs
HD1023 To preserve affordable health coverage for residents of the Commonwealth
HD1026 Relative to further regulating emergency restraint and hospitalization of persons poising risk of serious harm by reason of mental illness
HD1027 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities
HD1029 For legislation to establish safeguards to prevent death and disability from stroke
HD1035 For legislation to provide high school graduates equal access to in-state tuition rates and financial aid in the higher education system
HD1041 Relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees
HD1060 Relative to the determination of medically necessary services for mental health treatment
HD1093 For legislation to direct the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to make driving records available online for informational purposes
HD1095 Relative to the administration of controlled substances
SD1110 For legislation to improve the earned income credit for working families
HD1112 That certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called
HD1148 That the Commissioner of the Division of Insurance annually file with the United States Department of Health and Human Services to establish a standard tobacco use factor
HD1153 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
HD1167 Relative to municipal use of insurance proceeds
HD1187 An Act requiring audiovisual recordings of certain police interrogations
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
HD1200 Relative to the classification and punishment for certain offenses in the commonwealth
HD1208 Relative to health care worker safety
HD1209 Relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers
HD1328 Relative to substance abuse accountable care organizations
HD1343 Relative to providing child care assistance to homeless families
HD1356 For legislation to authorize school districts to establish a reserve fund for certain special education and transportation costs
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
SD1369 For legislation relative to the tipped minimum wage
HD1370 For legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws
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
SD1399 For legislation to promote high-tech job growth in gateway cities
HD1415 For legislation to extend line-of-duty public safety death benefits to all public employees
HD1442 For legislation to provide pre-kindergarten education to four year old children meeting specific requirements in gateway cities
HD1466 Relative to the definition of gateway municipality
HD1467 Relative to promoting child development and school-readiness
SD1470 For legislation to create a means for tracking the unmet need of individuals with developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
HD1475 Further promoting energy efficiency and green jobs
SD1482 For legislation to create a scholarship fund to increase the number of medical providers who are knowledgeable in autism.
SD1484 For legislation to create an interagency child abuse and neglect prevention task force.
SD1487 For legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
SD1489 For legislation to expand inclusive transition programs for students with severe disabilities.
HD1490 For legislation requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all residential, governmental and commercial structures
HD1492 For legislation to require training for police and correction officers interacting with persons with autism spectrum disorders
SD1499 For legislation relative to home care services.
SD1503 For legislation relative to essential health benefits.
HD1533 Relative to the earned income credit for working families
HD1536 Relative to retirement benefits for care givers at the soldier's homes
SD1548 For legislation relative to ensuring transparency of health plan formularies
SD1563 For legislation relative to the development and preservation of affordable housing for persons with disabilities and the elderly
SD1565 For legislation to regulate tanning facilities
HD1566 To provide for reforms and improvements to the Commonwealth's transportation system
SD1579 For legislation to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
SD1583 For legislation to address the special education needs of children with dyslexia
SD1601 For legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for children
SD1604 For legislation relative to services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
SD1606 For legislation to establish a discretionary grant program for students with autism
SD1607 For legislation to improve augmentative and alternative communication opportunities for children with disabilities
SD1608 For legislation to increase current medical providers' knowledge about autism in order to improve the treatment individuals with autism receive in medical settings
SD1613 For legislation to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with federal law meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
SD1617 For legislation to promote housing creation for persons with disabilities
SD1626 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities.
SD1629 For legislation to provide equal access to medical treatments essential for people with autism.
SD1631 For legislation to provide further revenue to the Financial Literacy Trust Fund.
SD1636 For legislation to reinvest savings for the financial health of the human service system
SD1639 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
HD1648 An Act relative to local procurement
HD1650 Relative to junior operator's licenses
SD1654 For legislation to promote efficiency and transparency in economic development
HD1656 Relative to the process for collecting delinquent property taxes
SD1658 For legislation relative to transparency of economic development spending
SD1665 For legislation relative to motor vehicle license suspension
HD1670 For legislation relative to the establishment of a Medicaid and health care reform FMAP trust fund
HD1677 For legislation to establish a Diabetes state action plan
HD1690 For legislation to establish a program within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to eliminate copays and deductibles for certain high-value and low cost prescription drugs and treatments
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
SD1698 For legislation to restore community trust in Massachusetts law enforcement
HD1703 An Act to Create a Gateway Cities Public Safety Pilot Program
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
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1838 Relative to the rights of foster parents to receive notice and an opportunity to be heard in legal proceedings involving foster children
HD1839 Relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse through the use of public and private school screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment techniques
HD1840 For legislation to establish an interagency child abuse and neglect prevention task force
HD1846 For legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century
HD1857 For legislation to establish within the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security an interagency council on management of adult and juvenile sexual offenders
HD1862 For legislation to authorize municipalities to assess certain taxes for financing regional transportation needs and investments
HD1864 Strengthening the quality and efficiency of home health care services
HD1871 Relative to state contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
HD1883 For the establishment of an economic development tax credit incentive program for the substantial rehabilitation of mill properties
SD1885 For legislation relative to traffic and pedestrian stop data.
HD1906 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1969 For legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops
HD1972 Relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse at the Framingham Correctional Institution
HD1988 For the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to convene a Constitutional Convention to consider amendments to the Constitution to limit the influence of money in our political system
HD2015 For legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor
HD2021 Relative to expanding access to healthy food choices in vending machines on state property
HD2084 Relative to the solicitation of another to commit a felony
HD2177 For legislation to assure fair and adequate municipal gap funding for municipalities
HD2188 Relative to juvenile court jurisdiction to divert from further court processing of certain children
HD2198 For legislation to create a college savings program for every child born in the Commonwealth
HD2211 For legislation to provide the highest quality education through access of innovative and research-based language education instructional programs
HD2267 Relative to the formula for district reimbursement through the special education circuit breaker
HD2286 For legislation to reformat the drunk driving laws
HD2320 Relative to criminal statute of limitations
HD2342 Relative to vocational training for the unemployed
HD2364 Relative to promoting job training in the Commonwealth
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2433 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety
HD2455 Relative to providing tax incentives for small scale commercial development for gateway cities
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2476 For legislation to establish secure choice retirement savings plan
HD2489 For legislation to establish a reporting protocol for the Executive Office of Public Safety to monitor and report the backlogs in elevator inspections across the Commonwealth
HD2494 Relative to the operation of certain commercial vehicle with an accumulation of snow and ice
HD2497 Relative to a review of existing staffing levels of environmental police officers in the Commonwealth
HD2508 Relative to patient safety quality indicators
HD2509 That the Renewable Energy Trust Fund be authorized to award grants for the development of farm-based renewable energy
HD2582 Relative to increasing voting opportunities and online voter registration awareness in public schools
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2589 For legislation to provide for primary and preventative health care services for certain children in the Commonwealth.
HD2597 Relative to inpatient mental health care treatment
HD2604 Relative to the hiring of applicants who would be employed by or in schools in a positions involving direct contact with children
HD2613 Relative to the fees charged for the certification of fire fighters as emergency medical technicians
HD2615 That banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures
HD2643 That certain fire fighters may wear uniforms while on duty and making solicitations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association
HD2646 That public school students of voting age be instructed on the voter registration process and provided access to voter registration forms
HD2648 Relative to the minimum wage employers are required to pay tipped employees
HD2704 Relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting students
HD2709 For legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for certain children
HD2722 For legislation to provide tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic properties for mixed commercial and residential uses
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2784 Relative to improving mental health treatment
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2826 Relative to vacant, foreclosing and foreclosed property
HD2831 Relative to sports medicine professionals
HD2835 For legislation to establish a living wage for employees of certain retail stores and fast food restaurants
HD2844 For legislation to increase participation in early childhood care settings
HD2888 Relative to the adopting of a new markets tax credit program in the Commonwealth
HD2903 For legislation to ensure equal access to services for certain residents of the Commonwealth, notwithstanding alienage or immigration status
HD2912 For legislation to provide transparency in the data contained in the payer and provider claims database
HD2917 For legislation to establish pilot programs for universal pre-kindergarten in gateway cities and other low-income neighborhoods or communities
HD2941 Relative to certified professional midwives
HD2975 Relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
HD2979 Relative to scholarship programs for children of veterans and public officers
HD2982 Relative to punishments for property crimes against elderly or disabled persons
HD2988 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the services and communications received by victims of violent crimes
HD2994 For legislation to modernize the business licensing process
HD2998 For legislation to create a program to reduce childhood obesity by assessing a tax on candies, confectionaries and soft drinks
HD3005 Relative to fair housing pre-licensing training for real estate agents
HD3007 For the imposition of a tax on certain private institutions of higher learning for the purpose of establishing a separate fund to be known as the educational opportunity for all trust fund
HD3010 Relative to providing for matching grants for funding gigabit-speed networks and for the evaluation of consumer focused municipal broadband service offerings
HD3015 Relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths
HD3018 An Act relative to providing culturally competent services in the Commonwealth
HD3020 An Act relative to protecting victims and witnesses of domestic violence
HD3024 Relative to uniform use of deadly force guidelines
HD3028 For legislation to establish a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
HD3030 An Act to promote educational opportunity for English language learners and students with special needs
HD3032 Relative to providing written health education information to incarcerated women by correctional institutions
HD3034 For legislation to establish trust fund to protect citizens of the Commonwealth and municipalities impacted by the mortgage foreclosure crisis
HD3036 Relative to anesthesia insurance coverage for children hospitalized for dental treatment
HD3069 Relative to substance abuse education in public schools
HD3088 Relative to higher education capital investment in gateway cities or abutting municipalities
HD3094 An Act establishing a special commission to investigate and study methods to prevent the use of undue force by police officers
HD3097 Relative to establishing a substance abuse health protection fund with collections from the sale of certain alcoholic beverages
HD3114 For legislation to develop a high quality pre-kindergarten education grant program
HD3145 Relative to requiring that certain health insurance policies include coverage for eating disorders
HD3151 Relative to home health and hospice aides
HD3158 For legislation to increase access to mental health services
HD3173 For legislation to establish a small-scale housing development demonstration program within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
HD3174 Relative to requiring insurance carriers to recognize nurse midwives as participating providers
HD3200 For legislation to protect tenants and prevent vacancies in foreclosed homes
HD3204 For legislation to clarify the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law
HD3268 Relative to the evaluation of the frequency and outcome of contacts between juveniles of various racial and ethnic categories and law enforcement and court personnel and other Commonwealth officials
HD3303 For legislation to prohibit government video surveillance of public or private property without first providing sufficient public notice
HD3364 For legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3425 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws
HD3439 Relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3471 For legislation to further regulate registries of deeds
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
HD3503 For legislation to requiring prescription drug insurance providers to provide coverage for the expense of a medically prescribed voice-synthesizers
HD3504 For legislation to exempt sales of original art for the sales tax
HD3512 Relative to safe in-patient alcoholism or substance abuse treatment locations
HD3515 For legislation to establish a task force on the safety and welfare of elderly and disabled persons residing in public housing
HD3525 Relative to Superior Court foreclosure procedures
HD3527 Relative to creating an advisory committee to investigate and study ways to augment services to returning veterans to reduce the rate of suicide and the effects of post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety among veterans
HD3529 Relative to financial literacy programs in schools
HD3549 For legislation to require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a civic education curriculum to be included within the history and/or social science curriculum
HD3554 Relative to child sexual abuse prevention education in elementary and secondary schools

By Request
SD1672 For legislation to establish gateway regions and provide homeowner rehabilitation tax credits for developing certain small communities

By Request
HD2655 Relative to the penalties for hazing by secondary or post secondary students residing in residential schools designated as handicapped housing

By Request
HD3516 Relative to printing information on prescription medication labels in a formant accessible to print challanged persons

By Request
HD3523 Relative to juvenile sexual abuse violence

Personal Information

Profession: Civil Engineer, P.E.

Education & Public Service

  • Universidad Autonoma De Santo Domingo (B.S. in Civil Engineering)
  • Engineering Training in Tokyo, Japan (Sponsored by JICA)
  • Remote Sensing Training in Rome, Italy (Sponsored by UN-FAO)
  • UMA Lowell (Graduate Courses), Salem State Collage (Undergraduate/
  • Lawrence City Council (Vice-President/City Councilor At Large 2000-2002)
  • Lawrence Interim Mayor (Sep. 2001 to Nov. 2001)
  • Lawrence City Council President (2002-2004), Lawrence City Councilor At Large (2004-2006)
  • House (2010 - present)
Sixteenth Essex, Consisting of Lawrence: Ward A: Precincts 2, 4, Ward B, Ward C: Precinct 4, Ward E: Precincts 2, 3, 4, Ward F: Precinct 2, 3, 4.