Peter J. Durant Representative

R Spencer
Peter J. Durant

Addresses

State House
Room 33
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2060
Email: Peter.Durant@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
H.70 HD1595 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 70) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.112 HD2477 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 112) of James J. O'Day, Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.253 SD1779 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 253) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Daniel A. Wolf, Benjamin B. Downing, Kevin G. Honan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access. Education.
S.288 SD936 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Anne M. Gobi and Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr. for legislation relative to vocational education transportation for nonresident students. Education.
H.300 HD1704 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 300) of Aaron Vega and others for legislation to establish a Commonwealth underutilized building repair fund within the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.311 HD2564 By Mr. Berthiaume, Jr. of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 311) of Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr. and others 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. Education.
H.345 HD3529 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 345) of Diana DiZoglio and others relative to financial literacy programs in schools. Education.
H.346 HD3549 By Representatives DiZoglio of Methuen and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 346) of Diana DiZoglio and others 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. Education.
H.397 HD3233 By Mrs. Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 397) of Sheila C. Harrington and others for legislation to require the teaching of civics in public schools. Education.
H.422 HD1698 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 422) of Kay Khan and others relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students. Education.
H.423 HD2704 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 423) of Kay Khan and others relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting students. Education.
H.451 HD3311 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 451) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to the implementation or use of partnership for assessment for readiness for college and career assessments. Education.
H.492 HD772 By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 492) of Todd M. Smola and others for legislation to adopt national education standards. Education.
H.520 HD2456 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 520) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.520 SD454 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 520) of Joan B. Lovely, Cynthia S. Creem, Bradford R. Hill, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide health insurance coverage for scalp hair prosthesis. Financial Services.
H.581 HD529 By Mr. McKenna of Webster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 581) of Joseph D. McKenna and others relative to the apportioning of electoral votes by Congressional district. Election Laws.
H.645 HD3405 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 645) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.668 HD1438 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 668) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to the costs imposed upon the municipal and district ratepayers due to public drinking water, wastewater and stormwater systems capital upgrades. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.813 HD3160 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 813) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services. Financial Services.
H.901 HD469 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 901) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage. Financial Services.
H.911 HD2071 By Mr. McKenna of Webster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 911) of Joseph D. McKenna and others relative to the organization of limited liability companies. Financial Services.
H.1066 HD1153 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1066) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund. Higher Education.
H.1103 HD2209 By Ms. Gifford of Wareham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1103) of Susan Williams Gifford and others relative to the definition of low and moderate income housing. Housing.
H.1306 HD1991 By Representative Frost of Auburn and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1306) of Paul K. Frost, Michael O. Moore and others relative to penalties for the unauthorized sale of veterans' grave markers. The Judiciary.
H.1320 HD545 By Miss Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1320) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to the definition of gender identity as it applies to lawfully segregated facilities. The Judiciary.
H.1441 HD1594 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1441) of Kevin J. Kuros and others for legislation to prohibit partial birth abortions. The Judiciary.
H.1531 HD1776 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1531) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy. The Judiciary.
H.1550 HD2185 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1550) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit certain abortions. The Judiciary.
H.1699 HD750 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1699) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to workers' compensation to persons with permanent and total injuries. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1743 HD2246 By Mr. McKenna of Webster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1743) of Joseph D. McKenna and others for legislation to establish a civilian conservation corps promoting community service by the long-term unemployed. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1749 HD2837 By Representative Mirra of West Newbury and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1749) of Leonard Mirra, Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to provide for increased transparency in the prevailing wage. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1750 HD2853 By Representative Mirra of West Newbury and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1750) of Leonard Mirra, Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation relative to setting the prevailing wage rate. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1752 SD1510 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1752) of Cynthia S. Creem, Gloria L. Fox, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase container recycling in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1812 HD2470 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1812) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1845 HD806 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1845) of Steven S. Howitt and others relative to establishing a special commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1855 SD638 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1855) of Thomas M. McGee, Louis L. Kafka, David T. Vieira, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund. Transportation.
S.1869 SD969 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1869) of Richard J. Ross, Ryan C. Fattman, Shawn Dooley, Susan Williams Gifford and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to preserving public safety and preventing trespassing on state highways. Transportation.
H.1896 HD3019 By Ms. Campanale of Leicester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1896) of Kate D. Campanale and others for legislation to authorize school bus drivers to administer epinephrine to children suffering from allergic reactions. Public Health.
H.2090 HD2562 By Mr. Berthiaume, Jr. of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2090) of Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr. and others relative to commercial use of hoisting equipment. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2091 HD2566 By Mr. Berthiaume, Jr. of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2091) of Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr. and others relative to personal use of hoisting equipment. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2368 HD2183 By Mr. McKenna of Webster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2368) of Joseph D. McKenna and others 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. Public Service.
H.2449 HD2563 By Mr. Berthiaume, Jr. of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2449) of Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr. and others relative to income tax exemptions for active duty members of the armed forces. Revenue.
H.2457 HD3009 By Ms. Campanale of Leicester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2457) of Kate D. Campanale and others relative to the minimum corporate tax. Revenue.
H.2458 HD3014 By Mrs. Campanale of Leicester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2458) of Kate D. Campanale and others relative to the schedule of payment of estimated corporate taxes. Revenue.
H.2488 HD2293 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2488) of Shawn Dooley and others relative to information included with municipal tax bills. Revenue.
H.2489 HD2349 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2489) of Shawn Dooley and others relative to the estate tax code. Revenue.
H.2612 HD2187 By Mr. McKenna of Webster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2612) of Joseph D. McKenna and others for legislation to repeal the estate tax. Revenue.
H.2774 HD1341 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2774) of Peter V. Kocot and others for legislation to exempt the deliberation of public bodies at town meeting from the open meeting law. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2785 HD2194 By Mr. McKenna of Webster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2785) of Joseph D. McKenna and others for legislation to eliminate privatization contracts. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2786 HD2354 By Mr. McKenna of Webster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2786) of Joseph D. McKenna and Peter J. Durant for legislation to authorize the Suggestions Awards Board within the Executive Office for Administration and Finance to offer certain financial awards to citizens for suggestions reducing the cost of government. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2979 HD1612 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2979) of James J. Dwyer and others relative to exempting veterans from the standard registration fee for veterans license plates. Transportation.
H.3045 HD502 By Mr. McKenna of Webster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3045) of Joseph D. McKenna and others for legislation to establish an emergency responder yellow dot program. Transportation.
H.3126 HD3364 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3126) of James Arciero and others for legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3129 HD2567 By Mr. Berthiaume, Jr. of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3129) of Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr. and others relative to veterans preference for public housing. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3242 HD369 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3242) of Ellen Story, Todd M. Smola and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3253 HD2301 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3253) of Kevin J. Kuros and others relative to the liability of historical preservation organization employees. The Judiciary.
H.3270 HD2735 By Mr. Boldyga of Southwick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3270) of Nicholas A. Boldyga and others for legislation to authorize terminally ill patients to consent to treatment by investigational drugs, biological products or devices. Public Health.
H.3313 HD3124 By Representative O'Connell of Taunton and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3313) of Shaunna L. O'Connell, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to motorcycle parking. Transportation.
H.3433 HD2999 By Ms. Campanale of Leicester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3433) of Kate D. Campanale and others for legislation to require group homes to notify certain abutters upon the admission of level 2 or level 3 sex offenders. The Judiciary.
H.3466 HD3002 By Ms. Campanale of Leicester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3466) of Kate D. Campanale, Shaunna L. O'Connell and Peter J. Durant for legislation to prohibit the sale of electronic cigarettes to persons under 18 years of age. Public Health.
H.3469 HD1879 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3469) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to toxins contained in the vapor produced by e-cigarettes . Public Health.
H.3514 HD2659 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3514) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to the value of classic or antique vehicles in calculating the sales tax. Revenue.

Peter Durant was elected to the House of Representatives in a special election on May 10th 2011 after his first race for the seat in November of 2010 ended in a tie. He began his public service career as a member of the Spencer Finance Committee in 1999 and served as that Board's chairman for three years before being elected to the Spencer Selectboard in 2006.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator/Consultant
Spouse: Lisa

Education & Public Service

  • Northeastern University, BS in Political Science 2007
  • Florida Institute of Technology, AS Underwater Technology 1984
  • MA House Represenatives 2011- Present
  • Spencer Finance Committee 1999-2006
  • Spencer Board of Selectmen 2006-2011 Chair 2008-2009
  • Representative Durant speaking at Charlton’s Memorial Day Ceremony with the veteran color guard in the background

  • Representative Durant and fellow State Representatives Richard Bastien, Ryan Fattman, and James Lyons join constituents for a community dinner

  • Representative Durant and Charlton Board of Selectmen Chair David Singer speak with a veteran at the Memorial Day Ceremony in Charlton

  • Representative Durant and Charlton Board of Selectmen Chair David Singer march in Charlton’s Memorial Day parade

  • Representative Durant speaking in front of the Civil War Memorial in Charlton

Sixth Worcester, Consisting of Charlton: Precincts 1, 2, 3; Dudley; Southbridge; Spencer: Precinct 1.