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Paul J. Donato Third Division Chair

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Paul J. Donato

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State House
Room 163
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2040
Fax: 617-722-2347
Email: Paul.Donato@mahouse.gov
District Office
271 Spring Street
Medford, MA 02155
Phone: 781-395-1683
Fax: 781-395-2871

Committee Membership

Bill Docket Bill Title
SD1867 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Provost, David M. Rogers, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote awareness of safe recreation in public waterways. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
HD3884 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas P. Kennedy and others relative to photographs used for driver’s licenses and identification cards. Transportation.
HD4115 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to raise the minimum tobacco sales age to 21. Public Health.
S.27 SD345 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 27) of Thomas M. McGee, Paul J. Donato, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to foster care children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.31 SD368 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 31) of Karen E. Spilka, Paul J. Donato, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to children who are the subject of an abuse and neglect investigation. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.118 HD1440 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 118) of Kay Khan and others relative to sibling visits in child welfare cases. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.151 HD1379 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 151) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to assist people with disabilities in realizing their rights and exercising their responsibilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.192 HD1809 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 192) of Tackey Chan and others relative to pipefitter licensing and inspections. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.235 HD2891 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 235) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.544 HD418 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 544) of Kay Khan and others relative to personal care or managerial services contracts for families caring for elderly relatives. Elder Affairs.
H.549 HD556 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 549) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to establishing multi-disciplinary teams with district attorneys to investigate elder abuse. Elder Affairs.
S.595 SD834 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 595) of James B. Eldridge, Paul J. Donato and Cory Atkins for legislation relative to creating a statutory housing restriction and providing remedies related to statutory housing. Housing.
H.613 HD1016 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 613) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to authorize local boards of registrars to perform random audits of election results in precincts. Election Laws.
H.614 HD1017 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 614) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to authorize persons to pre-register to vote prior to their eighteenth birthday. Election Laws.
H.615 HD1018 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 615) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to establish procedures for early voting in elections in cities and towns. Election Laws.
H.802 HD850 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 802) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to further regulate the sale and disposal of mercury added thermostats. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.803 HD1092 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 803) 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.814 HD512 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator McGee, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 814) of Ellen Story, Thomas M. McGee and others that manufacturers of mercury-added lamps implement a recycling program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1127 HD3170 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1127) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to provide financing for the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents. Housing.
H.1136 HD434 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1136) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to require the posting of certain contact information of municipal housing authority commissioners. Housing.
S.1137 SD265 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1137) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police pursuits in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1298 SD924 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1298) of James E. Timilty, Michael O. Moore, Mark J. Cusack, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
H.1432 HD773 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1432) of Kay Khan and others relative to youthful offenders and criminal offender record information. The Judiciary.
H.1439 HD1216 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1439) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to expedite the reunification of children under temporary custody with family members. The Judiciary.
H.1444 HD1542 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1444) of Kay Khan and others relative to the granting temporary or permanent custody to a parent when the other parent is deemed unfit. The Judiciary.
H.1525 HD2880 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1525) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to criminal offender record information. The Judiciary.
H.1549 HD239 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1549) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the apprehension of drunk drivers and other law violators. The Judiciary.
H.1564 HD551 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1564) of Elizabeth A. Poirier, Paul J. Donato and Stephen L. DiNatale for legislation to provide visitation rights for great grandparents. The Judiciary.
H.1565 HD552 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1565) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to information provided to women seeking abortions. The Judiciary.
H.1698 HD2840 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1698) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to burial benefits under the workers' compensation law. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1727 HD2520 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1727) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others for legislation to limit indemnity and insurance responsiblity for general contractors and subcontractors in construction work. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1750 HD2258 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1750) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to establish employment rights for certain domestic workers. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1795 HD1866 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1795) of Kay Khan and others relative to conducting a review of mental health and substance abuse services for families and children in the care of the Commonwealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1836 HD343 By Representative Fallon of Malden and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1836) of Christopher G. Fallon, Katherine M. Clark and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the city of Malden to convey a sewer easement over a portion of certain park land. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.1981 HD39 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1981) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.2005 HD428 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2005) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Public Health.
H.2054 HD553 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2054) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and Paul J. Donato relative to access to birth records of certain persons born out of wedlock. Public Health.
H.2086 HD284 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2086) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. Public Health.
H.2714 HD3404 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2714) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to the disabled veterans exemption from the motor vehicle excise tax. Revenue.
H.2741 HD529 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2741) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to establish an oil heat energy efficiency fund from an additional assessment on home heating oil. Revenue.
H.2820 HD1580 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2820) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to designate certain law enforcement records as public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2870 HD1344 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2870) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to direct the State Comptroller to forward remaining payments due in accordance with a certain civil judgments due as a result of the abuse by state employees documented in Davis v. Rennie, et al. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2901 HD3387 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2901) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2935 HD2367 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2935) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to the use of coal as an energy resource in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3008 HD1322 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3008) of Bruce J. Ayers, Paul J. Donato and Thomas P. Kennedy relative to increasing the fine for handicapped parking violations. Transportation.
H.3059 HD3262 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3059) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to establish a public transit fare structure. Transportation.
H.3455 HD3584 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Garrett J. Bradley and others providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to aphasia. Public Health.
H.3572 HD3713 By Messrs. Binienda of Worcester and Naughton of Clinton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John J. Binienda and others relative to the compensation of the chief probation officers of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.3639 HD3836 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) 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.3781 HD3947 By Mr. Fallon of Malden, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Christopher G. Fallon and Paul J. Donato for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Joseph W. Teta, an employee of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.3910 HD4081 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin relative to the penalty for illegal sales of controlled substances in the vicinity of premises providing services for substance addiction. The Judiciary.
H.4037 Text of an amendment (offered by Mr. DeLeo of Winthrop and other members of the House) to the Senate Bill enhancing protection for victims of domestic violence (Senate, No. 1897). April 8, 2014.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator/Manufacturers Representative
Children: 2
Religion: Catholic

Career Highlights

  • Author of Bullying bill
  • Member - Special Commission on Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
  • Member - Special Commission on Municipal Relief
  • Chairman, Municipal Finance, Sub-committee of the Regionalization Advisory Commission

Education & Public Service

  • University of Massachusetts at Boston
  • Medford High School
  • Mass. House (2001-present)
  • Medford City Council (1976-1985, 1996-2001, President 1999-2000)
  • Deputy Mayor (1978-1979); Mayor (1980-1985)
  • Medford School Committee (1972-1975)
Thirty-fifth Middlesex, Consisting of Malden: Ward 1, Ward 3: Precinct 2, Ward 7: Precinct 1; Medford: Wards 1, 2, Ward 3: Precinct 1, Ward 7: Precinct 2, Ward 8: Precinct 1.

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