Paul McMurtry Representative

D Dedham
Paul McMurtry


State House
Room 279
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2015
Fax: 617-626-0413
District Office
580 High Street
Dedham, MA 02026
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD11 For legislation relative to the humane treatment of disabled persons
SD37 For legislation relative to the practice of acupuncture.
SD44 For legislation to ensure effective health care cost control.
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
SD47 For legislation relative to spouses as caregivers.
SD51 For legislation to authorize a study of school day starting times and schedules.
HD58 For legislation to establish a system for tracking the unmet service needs of persons with developmental disabilities
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
SD66 For legislation to authorize the Governor to issue a proclamation setting apart the first Wednesday in May as state parks day
SD94 For legislation relative to the term "Gold Star" and for related purposes
HD115 For legislation to exclude certain veterans' benefits in calculating housing assistance benefits
HD116 Relative to the appointment of veterans agents and service officers
HD124 Relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court
SD148 For legislation to establish the adopt a senior program
SD159 For legislation relative to home modifications for seniors.
SD192 For legislation to create the Preservation of Historic Buildings Trust Fund
SD193 An Act to promote American manufacturing
SD195 For legislation to involve youth in civic engagement.
SD197 For legislation to ensure affordable housing in perpetuity.
SD206 For legislation to grant property tax relief to seniors
HD211 For legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property
SD213 For legislation relative to the safety of Alzheimer's disease patients
SD215 For legislation to provide for efficient use of leased or rented property and prevent waste in use of leased or rented facilities
HD231 For legislation to develop housing plans for families, with minor children, who are being evicted from publicly subsidized housing
HD233 Relative to filing fees for limited liability companies
HD234 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices
SD236 For legislation to expedite appeals of wage violations
HD237 Relative to allowing electric vehicles in high occupancy lanes
HD241 Relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings
HD243 For legislation to provide certain employees in the Department of Correction with line of duty death benefits
HD270 Relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers
HD272 Relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products
SD282 For legislation relative to sales tax relief in the aftermath of an emergency
SD287 For legislation to promote business growth.
HD308 Relative to insurance coverage and payment for prescribed treatment for mitochondrial disease
HD310 Relative to the accessibility of hearing aids
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD323 For legislation relative to bank robberies and collection of fraudulent checks
HD332 Relative to the property tax classification of small businesses
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
HD347 Relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases
HD352 For legislation to establish in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a Massachusetts Alzheimer’s project
SD357 For legislation to increase transparency in public construction
HD361 Relative to property tax exemptions for veterans
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD372 Relative to parking advancements and the establishment of parking benefit districts in cities and towns
HD394 For legislation to establish the Robert T. Kilduff firefighters cancer network
HD396 Relative to medical and physical fitness examinations for police officers and fire fighters
SD409 For legislation relative to the observance of a Gold Star Wives Day and a Gold Star Mothers and Families Day
HD413 Relative to used motor vehicle record books
SD422 For legislation relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers
HD424 For the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor designating the last day of February as Rare Disease Day
HD451 Relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining agreements with non-commissioned officers of the Department of State Police
SD463 For legislation relative to police training.
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD496 For legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
HD497 Relative to the care of animals in cities and towns
HD501 Relative to expands health insurance coverage for certain acupuncture services, diagnosis and treatment and establishing a commission to investigate the potential for better integrated use of acupuncture services
HD534 Relative to the cancellation of certain health insurance policies
HD554 Relative to establishing a department of environmental protection appeals board
HD566 For legislation to provide higher education tuition and fee waivers for certain veterans
HD567 For legislation to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
HD573 Relative to the despensing of controlled substances
HD584 For legislation to creates incentives to help promote the adoption of electric vehicles
HD594 Relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients
HD595 Relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services
HD600 Relative to promoting innovation in eldercare services
HD607 Relative to the establishment of physician evaluation programs by insurance companies
HD611 Relative to the management of early childhood caries among MassHealth patients
HD613 Relative to angel investor tax credits
SD638 For legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund.
HD658 Relative to retirement benefits for certain employees of the Department of Correction
HD667 Relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility
HD668 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
HD669 Relative to child victim confidentiality
HD670 Relative to Medicaid expansion
HD673 Relative to fire protection systems for buildings and structures
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
HD681 That persons diagnosed with familial dysautonomia disorder receive certain services from the Department of Developmental Services
HD682 Relative to liability for the medical costs incurred by public health volunteer responders
HD683 Relative to the safe handling of certain hazardous drugs
HD689 For legislation to require certification of all public school teachers
SD689 For legislation relative to surviving family of emergency medical technicians
HD691 For legislation to establish a homeless bill of rights
HD702 Relative to emergency medical services oversight
HD706 Relative to the availability of prescription medication during an emergency
HD719 For the establishment of a Massachusetts innocence commission to analyze the circumstances of innocent persons being charged, prosecuted, convicted and incarcerated
HD733 For legislation to eliminate the annual fee for veterans distinctive license plates
HD735 For legislation to authorize the Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Department of Public Utilities to regulate the use of double utility poles
HD740 Relative to the practice of acupuncture for the treatment of certain pain
HD752 Relative to establishing a restaurant and hotel renovation tax credit
HD753 Relative to taxpayer claims deductions on federal tax returns for charitable contributions of wholesome food
SD765 For legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
HD768 Relative to the deposit of certain fines into the Victims of Human Trafficking Trust Fund
HD777 Relative to insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screenings and breast cancer screenings
HD779 Relative to continuity of care for families enrolled in MassHealth
HD780 Relative to providing smoking cessation programs for certain police officers and fire fighters
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
HD793 For legislation to prohibit increases in real property tax payments by elderly homeowners
SD804 For legislation relative to line of duty death benefits
HD813 Providing tax exemptions for certain paraplegic veterans
HD826 For legislation to require coverage for community and home-based behavioral health care services for certain children and adolescents with mental health disorders
HD857 Relative to the implementation of strategies for reducing solid waste and increasing recycling in the Commonwealth
HD860 For legislation to require pain assessment and management in health care facilities
HD868 For legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth
HD870 Relative to public health dental hygienists
HD877 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized issue a distinctive registration plate indicating support for the Boy Scouts of America on the occasion of their centennial anniversary
SD877 For legislation relative to the illegal occupation of a building
SD892 For legislation to require recordkeeping at public construction worksites in order to protect first responders
HD901 For legislation to prohibit the use of procedures which cause physical pain or deny a reasonable humane existence to persons with disabilities
SD912 For legislation to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries
HD913 That tobacco tax revenues be used to reduce tobacco use
HD945 For legislation to establish a rare disease advisory council
HD968 Relative to the calculation of income for spouses of nursing home residents
SD982 Relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property
HD1016 That the Department of Mental Health operate a statewide program to provide mental health consultations to primary care physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners and providers of women who suffer from post-partum depression
HD1023 To preserve affordable health coverage for residents of the Commonwealth
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
SD1040 For legislation relative to debarment in public contracts.
HD1046 For legislation to update the contraceptive coverage equity law to require insurance carriers to provide all contraceptive methods without a co-pay
HD1049 Relative to credible service for school nurses
SD1055 For legislation relative to year of manufacture registration plates
SD1061 For legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law.
SD1063 For legislation relative to standards for protective headgear for operators or passengers on motorcycles.
HD1080 Relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status
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
HD1112 That certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called
HD1119 For legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers
HD1133 Relative to the development of economically sound and environmentally progressive solid waste management strategies to improve recycling.
HD1137 Relative to the occupation of advanced dental hygiene practitioner
HD1149 Relative to the commission paid to licensed lottery sales agents
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
HD1173 Relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
HD1189 For legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at certain health care institutions
HD1190 Relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format
HD1209 Relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers
SD1218 For legislation to regulate secondary metals dealing.
HD1220 That the Division of Medical Assistance provide coverage for residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older
HD1230 Relative to abusive or hostile work environments
SD1230 For legislation relative to critical incident intervention by emergency service providers.
HD1233 Relative to public utility company vegetation management
SD1237 For legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.
SD1257 For legislation relative to fair election in Massachusetts.
HD1301 Relative to employment and job training
HD1318 Relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments
HD1322 For legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
HD1331 Relative to the penalties associated with moving violations
HD1343 Relative to providing child care assistance to homeless families
SD1351 For legislation relative to enhanced enforcement of civil penalties.
SD1355 For legislation relative to the Architectural Access Board.
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
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
HD1381 For legislation to increase the annuities paid to certain disabled veterans and their families
HD1393 Relative to mental health services for children
HD1419 For legislation to expand substance abuse treatment options for non-violent drug offenders
HD1427 For legislation to mandate coverage for telemedicine behavioral health services in circumstances when office visits are not practical
HD1450 Relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department
HD1454 Relative to insurance coverage for mammograms
HD1460 For legislation to establish the building code coordinating council
HD1469 Relative to the designation of caregivers by certain patients
HD1481 For legislation to ensure that students with disabilities have an opportunity to participate in physical education
HD1505 Relative to gas leak repairs during road projects
HD1507 Relative to designating the Massachusetts Hospital School as the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children
HD1526 Relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers
HD1536 Relative to retirement benefits for care givers at the soldier's homes
HD1546 For legislation to regulate the use of trapping devices to take beaver and muskrat
SD1565 For legislation to regulate tanning facilities
HD1566 To provide for reforms and improvements to the Commonwealth's transportation system
HD1567 An Act relative to preventing death by drug overdose
HD1568 Relative to project labor agreements
HD1571 For legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products
HD1587 Relative to license plate tracking
HD1595 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
HD1612 Relative to exempting veterans from the standard registration fee for veterans license plates
SD1629 For legislation to provide equal access to medical treatments essential for people with autism.
HD1648 An Act relative to local procurement
HD1671 Relative to requiring certain requirements and restrictions for prescription drugs coverage and step-therapy protocols
HD1677 For legislation to establish a Diabetes state action plan
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1685 For legislation relative to insurance for certain dentists maintaining relationships with public health dental hygienists
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
HD1702 Relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders
HD1709 An Act relative to independent contractors
HD1730 Relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness and the establishment of a Medicaid reimbursement enhancement fund
HD1737 For legislation to include Bargaining Unit 8 employees in the Department of Youth Services in Group 4 of the contributory retirement system for public employees
HD1746 For legislation to create a public health insurance agency to compete with private insurers
SD1752 For legislation to ensure high quality pre-kindergarten education.
HD1759 For legislation to create the position of poet laureate of the Commonwealth
SD1762 For legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten.
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
HD1769 Relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment
SD1769 For legislation relative to family financial protection.
HD1772 For legislation relative to motorcycle safety with malfunctioning traffic signals not detecting motorcycles
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1829 Relative to access to telemedicine services by allowing certain clinicians to be credentialed and to allow for coverage of such services by all payers and the Medicaid program
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1834 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
HD1852 That the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals
SD1860 For legislation relative to child passenger safety
HD1871 Relative to state contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services
HD1877 Relative to providing for a voluntary contribution on the state income tax form for donations to the State Public Health HIV and Hepatitis Fund
HD1886 Relative to burial benefits of veterans
HD1889 For legislation to prohibits discrimination against veterans in employment decisions
HD1890 For legislation to allocate tax credits for projects sponsored by nonprofits to provide permanent housing for formerly homeless veterans in service-based multifamily property and projects
HD1907 Relative to establishing the office of the Secretary of the Department of Veterans’ Services in the Governor's cabinet
HD1912 Relative to shelter benefits for veterans
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1946 For legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers
HD1948 Relative to the electronic publication of certain legal notices
HD1949 Relative to participants in certain entertainment exhibitions
HD1950 Relative to the requirements for distinctive registration plates
HD1957 For legislation to establish a prison mitigation fund for cities and towns hosting Department of Correction facilities
HD1965 For legislation to clarify the definition, testing regulations and enforcement of motorcycle sound emissions
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
HD1995 Relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel
HD2007 For legislation to establish an advisory committee on the protection of honeybees in the Commonwealth
HD2012 For legislation to increase the maximum tax credit allowed for land conservation incentives
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
HD2024 For legislation to require student drivers to complete a course in supervised defensive driving
HD2034 For legislation to establish a state meat inspection program and enhance the meat and poultry slaughter and processing infrastructure in the Commonwealth
HD2036 For legislation to exempt certain vehicles used exclusively for agricultural purposes from registration requirements
HD2056 Relative to preventing unnecessary medical debt through hospital and affiliate charity care policies
HD2068 Relative to motor vehicle safety checkpoints
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2071 Relative to the organization of limited liability companies
HD2089 For legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices
HD2091 Relative to bidding for public construction contracts
HD2110 Relative to campaign contribution limits for persons who previously ran for certain offices in a special election
HD2111 Relative to disclosures by individuals or entities making independent expenditures for electioneering communications
HD2115 Relative to the training of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
HD2118 For legislation to increase the fines for failure to wear a seat belt
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
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
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2297 Relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
HD2305 Relative to the payment of an accidental death benefit from the State-Boston retirement board to Maureen Shaw
HD2319 Relative to student safety
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2368 Relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services
HD2379 Relative to prevailing wages
HD2392 Relative to improving disclosure of electioneering communications reports
HD2433 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2468 For the establishment of an access to healthcare task force (including members of the General Court) for former foster youth to review the barriers of access to healthcare for youth who are aging out or have aged out of the care of the Department of Children and Families
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2472 Relative to pension benefits for surviving spouses of Department of Children and Families social workers killed in the line of duty
HD2474 Relative to public employees' workers compensation benefits
HD2475 Relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families
HD2476 For legislation to establish secure choice retirement savings plan
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2521 Relative to establishing an appeals process for private sector human service workers
HD2540 For legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty
HD2586 For legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers and prospective employers
HD2589 For legislation to provide for primary and preventative health care services for certain children in the Commonwealth.
HD2595 Relative to the retirement of certain employees of the parole board
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.
HD2691 Relative to the definition of "bona fide business entities"
HD2701 For legislation to include offsite fabrication work for qualified projects under the prevailing wage laws of the Commonwealth
HD2709 For legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for certain children
HD2725 Relative to the licensing of refrigeration technicians working on residential or light commercial refrigeration systems
HD2741 For legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents
HD2743 For legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products
HD2756 For legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2789 Relative to state retirement and pensions
HD2800 Relative to promoting elder citizen quality case management services
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2809 Relative to the expungement of criminal records of juveniles
HD2818 Relative to administering the medical assistance programs
HD2826 Relative to vacant, foreclosing and foreclosed property
HD2844 For legislation to increase participation in early childhood care settings
HD2867 For legislation to enhance opportunities for children in the custody of the Commonwealth
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
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2947 Relative to promoting responsible contracting on state construction projects
HD2975 Relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
HD2976 Relative to utility data transparency and access
HD2980 Relative to the rights of persons receiving services through the Department of Mental Health
HD3059 Relative to the teaching of genocide education in the public schools
HD3070 Relative to the penalty for the transmission of indecent visual depictions by persons less than eighteen years
HD3072 Relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations
HD3114 For legislation to develop a high quality pre-kindergarten education grant program
HD3131 Providing for an investigation and study to identify existing structural or policy-based impediments to delivering a more comprehensive and efficient transportation system for the senior, disabled, and veteran populations
HD3137 For legislation to establish election day voter registration
HD3147 Relative to the services provided by dental hygenists
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3160 Relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services
HD3165 Relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth
HD3169 For legislation to exempt residents of the Commonwealth from payment of tuition or mandatory curriculum fees at community colleges
HD3173 For legislation to establish a small-scale housing development demonstration program within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
HD3215 Relative to enhancing consumer protection and transparency under the social work licensing law
HD3231 For legislation to enhance the investment tax credit
HD3233 For legislation to require the teaching of civics in public schools
HD3241 Relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances
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
HD3277 Relative to the installation of new permanent outdoor lighting fixtures and the cost of operating such fixtures
HD3316 For legislation relative to the asset forfeiture of child pornography
HD3342 An Act providing for mandatory recess time in elementary schools
HD3343 For legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation
HD3364 For legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning
HD3391 An Act providing for certain health insurance coverage
HD3393 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the "Pay it Forward" model of higher education financing
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3414 For legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program
HD3429 Relative to standards for highly qualified teachers in institutional settings
HD3444 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to enhancing tourism at the State House
HD3463 For the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games
HD3473 Relative to the collection and dissemination of student data
HD3487 For legislation to increase access to vaccines
HD3525 Relative to Superior Court foreclosure procedures
HD3553 Relative to utility meters and the rights of utility ratepayers

Personal Information

Profession: Owner, Dedham Community Theater, Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Northeastern University, B.S.
  • Dedham High School
  • Mass. House 2007 Present
Eleventh Norfolk, Consisting of Dedham; Walpole: Precinct 8; Westwood