Patricia D. Jehlen Senator

D Somerville
Patricia D. Jehlen


State House
Room 513
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1578
Fax: 617-722-1117
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD11 For legislation relative to the humane treatment of disabled persons
SD39 For legislation relative to compliance of condominium associations.
SD41 For legislation relative to Medicaid eligibility for seniors.
SD44 For legislation to ensure effective health care cost control.
SD47 For legislation relative to spouses as caregivers.
HD78 Relative to charter schools
SD128 For legislation relative to just cause terminations.
SD130 For legislation to authorize municipal increases in minimum wages.
SD194 For legislation to establish a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
HD196 Relative to the enrollment of students in charter schools
HD201 That the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health develop health risk assessment guidelines of proposed school construction sites
HD203 For legislation to reduce plastic bag use through regulations and incentives
HD218 For legislation to to protect drinking water from hydraulic fracturing
HD231 For legislation to develop housing plans for families, with minor children, who are being evicted from publicly subsidized housing
SD235 For legislation relative to patient safety
HD238 Relative to recidivism reducing program reporting by the Department of Correction
HD270 Relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers
SD285 For legislation to combat climate change.
HD289 Relative to the teaching of health education in schools
SD306 For legislation to improve the Commonwealth's economy with a strong minimum wage.
SD307 For legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors.
SD315 For legislation relative to employees social media privacy protection.
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD336 For legislation relative to GIC dental and vision benefits for municipal employees.
SD342 For legislation to regulate the use of automatic license plate reader systems.
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
SD396 For legislation to invest in our communities and tax exemptions.
SD398 For legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity.
HD430 Relative to military equipment procurement by local law enforcement departments
HD459 Requiring health care coverage for the medically necessary treatment for disease, illness, injury, or bodily dysfunction required by a student's individual educational program
SD466 For legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts.
SD473 For legislation to establish a public health option.
HD486 For legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages
SD492 For legislation to repeal the property tax exemption for Massport lessees.
SD508 For legislation to provide fair chances for employment
HD509 Relative to collective bargaining for teachers and other school employees
SD519 For legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers
HD582 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the Masshealth Program
HD588 For legislation to reduce human exposure to particulate matter pollution
SD600 For legislation relative to sunsetting tax expenditures.
SD625 For legislation relative to public investment in fossil fuels.
SD633 For legislation relative to home energy efficiency.
SD648 For legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking.
SD682 For legislation relative to police training
HD689 For legislation to require certification of all public school teachers
SD690 For legislation relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions.
SD691 For legislation explore alternative funding sources to ensure safe and reliable transportation
SD707 For legislation to promote purchasing from social enterprises by governmental bodies
SD714 For legislation to create a maximum allowable check-cashing rate
SD733 For legislation to establish and financing a drug collection and disposal program.
HD736 Relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants
SD736 For legislation to improve the collection and analsis of data realitve to traffic stops.
SD739 For legislation relative to pedestrian stop data.
SD743 For legislation relative to language opportunity for our kids.
HD764 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies
SD765 For legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
SD771 For legislation relative to CARE
SD784 An Act relative to the disclosure of toxic chemicals in children’s products
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
SD809 For legislation relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements
HD825 For legislation to designate certain law enforcement records as public records
HD831 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
SD831 For legislation to strengthen the Massachusetts home care program.
SD852 For legislation to establish a living wage for employees of big box retail stores and fast food chains.
SD878 For legislation to improve vocational training opportunities for unemployed workers
SD894 For legislation to require health care coverage for the emergency psychiatric services
HD901 For legislation to prohibit the use of procedures which cause physical pain or deny a reasonable humane existence to persons with disabilities
SD920 For legislation to prevent unnecessary vacancies in foreclosed homes
HD936 For legislation to provide for the establishment of senior citizen safety zones in cities and towns
HD940 Relative to authorizing the establishment of recreational traffic safety zones in cities and towns
HD941 Relative to homeless and unaccompanied students
SD968 For legislation relative to expungement of criminal or juvenile records for individuals who committed offenses as children or young adults
SD974 For legislation to protect animals during pet sales.
SD996 For legislation to establish Medicare for all in Massachusetts
SD999 For legislation to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services
SD1001 For legislation to promote restorative justice practices
SD1016 For legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations
HD1018 For legislation to prohibit the participation of health care professionals in the torture and abuse of prisoners
SD1023 For legislation to preserve eligibility for PACE program and certain waivered participants.
SD1025 For legislation to decriminalize being in the presence of heroin.
SD1028 For legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft
SD1037 For legislation to create an advance directives registry
HD1041 Relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees
SD1065 For legislation to reduce recidivism, curb unnecessary spending, and ensure appropriate use of segregation.
SD1071 For legislation to provide municipal control of liquor licenses.
SD1088 For legislation to improve access to public records.
SD1100 For legislation to regulate central service technicians.
HD1107 For legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending
SD1110 For legislation to improve the earned income credit for working families
HD1129 Relative to turnaround plans for underperforming schools
SD1150 For legislation relative to equitable health care pricing
HD1151 For legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund
HD1152 For legislation to allow teachers currently employed and receiving compensation to serve on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
HD1186 Relative to fees for indigent defendants
HD1187 An Act requiring audiovisual recordings of certain police interrogations
SD1189 For legislation relative to women’s health and economic equity
SD1198 For legislation relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers
HD1200 Relative to the classification and punishment for certain offenses in the commonwealth
SD1200 For legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors
SD1215 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
HD1234 Relative to tax havens
SD1249 For legislation to repeal the sales tax exemption for jet fuel.
SD1250 For legislation relative to an employee protection act.
SD1280 For legislation to establish a education loan repayment program for social workers in areas of need
SD1314 For legislation to establish a commission relative to group purchasing of health insurance for private sector human service workers
SD1355 For legislation relative to the Architectural Access Board.
SD1357 For legislation relative to regional transportation ballot initiatives.
SD1362 For legislation relative to student sex education.
HD1370 For legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws
SD1378 For legislation relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
SD1392 For legislation relative to state contracting
SD1404 For legislation relative to corporations, shareholders, and political expenditures
HD1412 Relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs.
SD1421 For legislation to update public health laws.
SD1469 For legislation relative to training for law enforcement.
HD1471 Relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality
HD1477 Relative to expanding eligibility for diversion to treatment for criminal offenders
SD1487 For legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
SD1491 For legislation to reform pretrial process.
SD1493 For legislation relative to local approval for charter schools.
HD1502 For legislation to protect patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health to access medical marijuana
HD1503 For legislation to enhance municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund
SD1510 For legislation to increase container recycling in the Commonwealth.
HD1587 Relative to license plate tracking
SD1616 For legislation relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
SD1648 For legislation related to unfunded mandates on public schools
SD1663 For legislation relative to economic development tax credits
SD1665 For legislation relative to motor vehicle license suspension
HD1674 Relative to providing care and comfort for the terminally ill
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
SD1698 For legislation to restore community trust in Massachusetts law enforcement
SD1699 For legislation to close a corporate tax haven loophole.
SD1726 For legislation to promote transparency and cost control of pharmaceutical drug prices.
HD1730 Relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness and the establishment of a Medicaid reimbursement enhancement fund
HD1746 For legislation to create a public health insurance agency to compete with private insurers
SD1762 For legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten.
SD1769 For legislation relative to family financial protection.
SD1770 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenses.
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
SD1803 For legislation relative to reserving beds in nursing homes during certain leaves of absence
SD1806 For legislation relative to the commonwealth of Massachusetts hosting an Olympic Games
SD1829 For legislation to establish fair scheduling for employees in the Commonwealth
SD1853 An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program
HD1869 Relative to the taxation of unearned income
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
SD1885 For legislation relative to traffic and pedestrian stop data.
HD1946 For legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers
HD1967 Relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees
HD1988 For the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to convene a Constitutional Convention to consider amendments to the Constitution to limit the influence of money in our political system
HD1994 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the Olympic Games in the Commonwealth
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2073 For legislation to collect data regarding the use of solitary confinement
HD2089 For legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices
HD2118 For legislation to increase the fines for failure to wear a seat belt
HD2165 For the establishment of a living minimum wage for employees and contracted employees of the Commonwealth
HD2196 For the inclusion of individuals with disabilities within civil rights protections and nondiscrimination protections and for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the status of individuals and families with disabilities
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2248 Establishing schedules for employees
HD2332 For legislation to limit the time that former employees must wait before being employed by a competitor
HD2380 Relative to prohibiting the solitary confinement of inmates twenty-one years of age or younger
HD2392 Relative to improving disclosure of electioneering communications reports
HD2401 Relative to criminal offender record information
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2476 For legislation to establish secure choice retirement savings plan
HD2592 Relative to the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities
HD2596 Relative to increase the minimum wage for private sector human service workers
HD2676 For legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles.
HD2743 For legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products
HD2752 For legislation to require producer responsibility for collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products
HD2780 Relative to local control of liquor licenses
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2809 Relative to the expungement of criminal records of juveniles
HD2880 An Act relative to direct mailings
HD2964 For legislation to improve juror service responses
HD2974 Relative to the adjournment of examinations and trails
HD2975 Relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
HD2980 Relative to the rights of persons receiving services through the Department of Mental Health
HD2997 Relative to the criteria for the release of terminally ill inmates to alternative locations of confinement
HD3032 Relative to providing written health education information to incarcerated women by correctional institutions
HD3072 Relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations
HD3097 Relative to establishing a substance abuse health protection fund with collections from the sale of certain alcoholic beverages
HD3151 Relative to home health and hospice aides
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
HD3202 Relative to the protection of the mental and physical health of minors from sexual orientation and/or gender identity change efforts
HD3211 An Act to clarify parental rights in the administration of standardized tests
HD3227 Relative to the parole process
HD3254 Relative to discharges of certain waste into public waterways
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
HD3298 Relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases
HD3305 For legislation to ensure the payment of at least a living wage to all employees
HD3321 Relative to providing for community-based sentencing alternatives for primary caretakers of dependent children convicted of non-violent crimes
HD3345 For legislation to direct the Department of Public Health to compile data and issue a report on vision screening for children entering kindergarten
HD3425 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws
HD3433 For legislation to protect families from adverse financial conditions caused by unreasonable debt
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3492 Relative to contract assistance for Central Artery debt of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Newton High School
  • Swarthmore College, B.A.
  • Harvard University, M.A.T.
  • University of Massachusetts at Boston (Masters Degree Program)
  • School Committee (1976-1991)
  • Mass. House (1991-2005)
  • Mass. Senate (2005-present)
Second Middlesex -- Consisting of the cities of Cambridge, wards 9 to 11, inclusive, Medford and Somerville, and the town of Winchester, precincts 4 to 7, inclusive, in the county of Middlesex.