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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
SD2036 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure compliance and equity in state reimbursement. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
HD2465 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to stabilizing nursing facilities in the Commonwealth. Health Care Financing.
HD3651 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for adoption of resolutions condemning the actions of the Internal Revenue Service in regard to their investigation of non-profit groups with certain political affiliations. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
HD3695 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Edward F. Coppinger and others for legislation to establish a sales tax holiday in August 2013. Revenue.
HD3864 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to repeal the 2013 sales tax on computer and software technology services. Revenue.
HD4159 By Ms. Harrington of Groton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sheila C. Harrington and others relative to the care and protection of children. The Judiciary.
HD4163 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to the unemployment insurance rate. Labor and Workforce Development.
HD4197 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to authorize the board of elementary and secondary education to develop or implement the common core standards. Education.
S.60 SD1450 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 60) of Richard T. Moore, Chief Steven Wojnar and Peter J. Durant for legislation relative to services for at risk youth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.71 HD840 By Mr. Barrows of Mansfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 71) of F. Jay Barrows and others for legislation to establish a substance screening program within the Department of Transitional Assistance. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.90 HD1439 By Mr. Fattman of Sutton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 90) of Ryan C. Fattman and others for legislation to place photo identification on electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.91 HD1443 By Mr. Fattman of Sutton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 91) of Ryan C. Fattman and others that agencies and departments be requred to verify the documentation of applicants for public benefits or licenses using the federal systematic alien verification for entitlements (SAVE) program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.109 HD2459 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 109) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the electronic benefits transfer (EBT) cash assistance program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.132 HD3378 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 132) of Robert L. Hedlund and others that the Department of Transitional Assistance establish and maintain an online application process for businesses wishing to apply to accept electronic benefit transfer cards at point of sale. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.133 HD3384 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 133) of Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation to eliminate fraud in the public assistance programs by requiring stringent asset and identity verification checks before the awarding of benefits. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.134 HD3388 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 134) of Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation to eliminate fraud in public assistance programs by requiring stringent asset and identity verification checks before the awarding of benefits. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.164 HD2738 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 164) of Geoff Diehl and others for legislation to create a strategy for small businesses. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.230 HD2397 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 230) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to regulate the direct shipment of wines . Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.333 HD3179 By Mr. Beaton of Shrewsbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 333) of Matthew A. Beaton and others for legislation to require parental notification and consent prior to implementing age appropriate sexual health education in the schools. Education.
S.335 SD877 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 335) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to require photo identification to receive a ballot. Election Laws.
H.349 HD719 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 349) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to the implementation of full-day kindergarten. Education.
H.406 HD1899 By Representatives Gobi of Spencer and Smola of Palmer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 406) of Anne M. Gobi, Todd M. Smola and others relative to state reimbursements for certain nonresident vocational education tuition. Education.
H.407 HD1902 By Representatives Gobi of Spencer and Smola of Palmer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 407) of Anne M. Gobi, Todd M. Smola and others for legislation to provide reimbursements for certain nonresident vocational education transportation costs. Education.
H.452 HD2794 By Representatives Orrall of Lakeville and Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 452) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to require parental notification prior to the taking of student surveys in the public schools regarding personal or private issues. Education.
H.457 HD2923 By Representatives Peisch of Wellesley and Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 457) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the quality of education by reviving the foundation budget review commission. Education.
H.519 HD225 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 519) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to provide for the implementation of personal financial literacy curriculum in schools. Education.
H.591 HD2399 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 591) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to repeal the law providing for the election of the President of the United States by national popular vote. Election Laws.
H.601 HD1831 By Mr. Keenan of Salem, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 601) of John D. Keenan and others for legislation to reimburse municipalities for special election costs. Election Laws.
H.652 HD1114 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 652) of Daniel B. Winslow and Peter J. Durant relative to the apportioning of electoral votes by Congressional district. Election Laws.
H.696 HD3089 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 696) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to reduce plastic bag pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.775 SD1487 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 775) of Richard T. Moore, Chief Steven Wojnar and Peter J. Durant for legislation relative to the protection of youth. The Judiciary.
S.829 SD158 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 829) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Daniel B. Winslow, Aaron Vega and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect off duty firefighters and emergency medical technicians. The Judiciary.
H.863 HD122 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 863) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services. Financial Services.
S.967 SD310 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 967) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Steven S. Howitt, Richard T. Moore, James M. Cantwell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the powers of town moderators. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1000 HD2246 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1000) of Daniel B. Winslow and others relative to the approval of affordable health insurance contacts by the Commissioner of Insurance. Financial Services.
H.1045 HD3392 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1045) of Robert L. Hedlund and others relative to eliminating fraud in the Mass Health medical assistance program. Health Care Financing.
H.1403 HD2403 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1403) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the indemnification of certain persons from civil proceedings for injuries or deaths of persons unlawfully entering their dwelling. The Judiciary.
H.1409 HD2986 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1409) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to protection from sex offenders. The Judiciary.
S.1410 SD854 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1410) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
H.1452 HD1441 By Representatives Kuros of Uxbridge and Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1452) of Kevin J. Kuros, Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit partial birth abortions. The Judiciary.
H.1479 HD1223 By Messrs. Lyons of Andover and Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1479) of James J. Lyons, Jr., Marc T. Lombardo and others relative to the use of the term "gender identity" in the General Laws. The Judiciary.
S.1510 SD1304 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1510) of Richard T. Moore, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Michael O. Moore, Randy Hunt and other members of the General Court for legislation to established the Sunset Review Commission. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1513 SD1411 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1513) of Richard T. Moore, Jason M. Lewis, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to eliminate waste and improve public oversight of state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.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.1567 HD562 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1567) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit abortions solely on account of the sex of the unborn child. The Judiciary.
H.1732 HD2351 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1732) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to unemployment insurance reform. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1778 HD603 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1778) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to labor laws governing certain independent contractors. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1911 SD1920 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1911) of Richard T. Moore, Michael J. Rodrigues, Katherine M. Clark, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission on the status of children and youth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.1914 SD1898 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Linda Campbell and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animal welfare and safety. The Judiciary.
S.1968 SD1959 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore and Peter J. Durant for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Alexander Rodriguez, an employee of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.2138 HD2668 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2138) of Geoff Diehl and others relative to the training and hiring standards for municipal police officers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2145 HD2906 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2145) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to the issuance of licenses for the use of chemical mace. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2263 HD607 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2263) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others for legislation to provide special line of duty death benefits to public safety officers. Public Service.
H.2363 HD2388 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2363) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to define employee plan, employee plus one plan and family plan options for public employee health insurance. Public Service.
H.2536 HD2691 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2536) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to create an angel investor tax credit. Revenue.
H.2542 HD1685 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2542) of Geoff Diehl and others relative to income tax return options. Revenue.
H.2609 HD2390 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2609) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the reduction of certain sales and use taxes. Revenue.
H.2765 HD906 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2765) of Daniel B. Winslow and others for legislation to tax campaign accounts. Revenue.
H.2827 HD2386 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2827) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to repeal the law restricting the privatization of certain governmental functions. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2830 HD2461 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2830) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the failure to file certain reports by candidates under the campaign finance laws. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3164 HD3198 By Mr. Wagner of Chicopee, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3164) of Joseph F. Wagner and others relative to the trucking and messenger/courier industries. Transportation.
H.3177 HD506 By Mr. Basile of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3177) of Carlo Basile and others for legislation to establish a program for assisting certain disabled veterans in making home modifications. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3229 HD707 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3229) of Bradford Hill and others for legislation to raise the upper limit of juvenile court jurisdiction from 17 years old to 18 years of age. The Judiciary.
H.3266 HD2693 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3266) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibit counties, cities or towns from adopting ordinances or regulations concerning lawful firearms, ammunition or ammunition component rights. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3273 HD2717 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3273) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to illegal firearms sales to aliens and unsupervised youth firearm training and the penalties for violations. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3275 HD2953 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3275) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to sales tax exemptions for gun safes and trigger locks. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3276 HD2954 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3276) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others for legislation to provide for an income tax deduction for purchases of a gun safes. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3313 HD2786 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3313) of Shaunna O'Connell and others relative to allowing voluntary registration of independent contractors. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.3409 HD3559 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anne M. Gobi, Stephen M. Brewer and Peter J. Durant for legislation to authorize the Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District to borrow certain funds. Education.
H.3460 HD3615 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas Kennedy and others relative to providing for home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.3525 HD3531 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to the term of appointment of non-civil service police officers. Public Service.
H.3646 Filed by Mr. Winslow of Norfolk and other members of the House. September 12, 2013.
H.3682 HD3878 By Representative Gobi of Spencer and Senator Brewer, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anne M. Gobi, Stephen M. Brewer and Peter J. Durant for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Janet Soboleski, an employee of the Department of Mental Health. Public Service.
H.3692 HD3883 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to animal cruelty. The Judiciary.
H.3748 HD3803 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to increasing the fine for harming police dogs or horses. The Judiciary.
H.3752 HD3804 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to the procurement of products or services by state agencies or authorities. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3773 HD3930 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen Kulik, Karen E. Spilka and others relative to borrowing by municipalities. Municipalities and Regional Government.

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 speaking in front of the Civil War Memorial in Charlton

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

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

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

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

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