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Ruth B. Balser Representative

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Ruth B. Balser

Addresses

State House
Room 136
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2396
Fax: 617-626-0119
Email: Ruth.Balser@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD3579 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to creating a violent video game and violent music surcharge fee. Revenue.
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.22 SD136 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 22) of Gale D. Candaras, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Alan Silvia and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.26 SD236 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 26) of Karen E. Spilka, Anthony W. Petruccelli, John Hart, Jr., James F. Burke, Jr., Mass. Sheriff's Assoc. and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand juvenile jurisdiction, increase public safety and protect children from harm. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.52 SD1117 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 52) of James B. Eldridge, Denise Andrews, Mary S. Keefe, Jay R. Kaufman and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote restorative justice practices. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.61 HD675 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 61) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to vacancies in the office of Governor or Lieutenant-Governor. Election Laws.
H.63 HD48 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 63) of William M. Straus and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee voting by qualified voters of the Commonwealth. Election Laws.
H.78 HD2945 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 78) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to services for adults with developmental disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.79 HD507 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 79) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to establishing a paid family leave program. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.87 HD523 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 87) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.114 HD872 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 114) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish a pilot program to provide educational and training programs to low-income families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.137 HD727 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 137) of James J. O'Day and others relative to eligibility and appropriations for programs for persons with disabilities, including the "Turning 22" program, so-called. 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.156 HD1184 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 156) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to funding health and human service programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.203 SD668 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 203) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jason M. Lewis, Bruce E. Tarr, Eileen M. Donoghue and other members of the General Court for legislation to involve youth in civic engagement. Education.
S.216 SD180 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 216) of Cynthia S. Creem, Ruth B. Balser and Barry R. Finegold for legislation relative to circuit breaker reimbursement. Education.
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.
S.246 SD343 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 246) of Thomas M. McGee, Kay Khan, William N. Brownsberger, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to physical education in public schools. Education.
H.253 HD1551 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 253) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to retail licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages at continuing care retirement communities. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.267 HD999 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 267) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.314 SD1139 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 314) of Cynthia S. Creem, Kenneth I. Gordon, Kay Khan, Jonathan Hecht and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish election day registration. Election Laws.
S.321 SD1082 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 321) of James B. Eldridge, Cory Atkins, William N. Brownsberger, Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the General Court for legislation to disclose political spending. Election Laws.
H.325 HD2636 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 325) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to the collection and reporting of data necessary to assess total spending or to judge the impact of economic development investments. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.325 SD1096 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 325) of James B. Eldridge, Denise Andrews, Jonathan Hecht, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to modernize our voter registration system. Election Laws.
S.327 SD1562 By Mr. Finegold, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 327) of Barry R. Finegold, Sal N. DiDomenico, Frank I. Smizik, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform election laws. Election Laws.
S.331 SD402 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 331) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Martha M. Walz, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish risk-based audits of election results. Election Laws.
S.361 SD1605 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 361) of James B. Eldridge, Martha M. Walz, Michael Barrett, Mary S. Keefe and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.389 HD3058 By Ms. Fox of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 389) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to requiring mandatory physical education for all students in grades K-12. Education.
H.398 HD391 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 398) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to require certification of all public school teachers. Education.
S.417 SD68 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 417) of William N. Brownsberger, David Paul Linsky, Jonathan Hecht, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure full compliance with good funds statute. Financial Services.
S.426 SD337 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 426) of Katherine M. Clark, Ruth B. Balser, Kay Khan and Mary S. Keefe for legislation to prohibit discrimination in insurance policies. Financial Services.
S.427 SD338 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 427) of Katherine M. Clark, Kay Khan, Ruth B. Balser, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.436 HD1682 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 436) of Kay Khan, Ruth B. Balser and Marcos A. Devers relative to the school breakfast program. Education.
H.444 HD2627 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 444) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others that the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education promulgating emergency regulations to modify the process governing the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system. Education.
H.450 HD360 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 450) of James J. O'Day and others relative to age appropriate sexual health education. Education.
H.453 HD1547 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 453) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities. 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.477 HD2656 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 477) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to improve quality in early education centers and providing better access to quality early education and care. Education.
H.481 HD1763 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 481) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to establish a discretionary grant program for schools assisting children age eighteen to twenty-two with disabilities. Education.
H.491 HD1106 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 491) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to charter schools. Education.
H.492 HD1107 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 492) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to the calculation of special education reimbursement amounts. Education.
H.499 HD1447 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 499) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others for legislation to provide equal opportunity for special education. Education.
S.504 SD482 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 504) of Katherine M. Clark, Elizabeth A. Malia, Kay Khan, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for primary and preventative health care services for certain children in the Commonwealth. . Health Care Financing.
H.513 HD573 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 513) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to requiring the teaching of civics in all public elementary and high schools in the Commonwealth. Education.
S.518 SD226 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 518) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Jennifer E. Benson, Kay Khan, Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to provide access to patient protection services for all Massachusetts citizens. Health Care Financing.
H.520 HD226 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 520) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to ensure behavioral health and safety in the public schools. Education.
H.524 HD1032 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 524) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to raise the school dropout age. Education.
H.525 HD1033 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 525) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting students. Education.
H.537 HD526 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 537) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.538 SD1396 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 538) of Richard T. Moore, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Carlos Henriquez and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the provider's council. Health Care Financing.
H.543 HD1251 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 543) of Jonathan Hecht and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to institutional long term care in the Commonwealth. Elder Affairs.
S.574 SD99 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 574) of Gale D. Candaras, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations. Higher Education.
H.579 HD3060 By Representatives Fox of Boston and Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 579) of Gloria L. Fox and others for legislation to establish election day voter registration. Election Laws.
H.581 HD2543 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 581) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to establish online voter registration. Election Laws.
H.582 HD2545 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 582) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to establish permanent voter registration for registered voters who move within the Commonwealth. Election Laws.
S.585 SD189 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 585) of Michael O. Moore, Tom Sannicandro, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission on the funding needs for quality public higher education. Higher Education.
S.587 SD210 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 587) of Karen E. Spilka, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Alan Silvia and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations. Higher Education.
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.617 HD1024 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 617) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize persons to pre-register to vote prior to their eighteenth birthday. Election Laws.
H.618 HD1025 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 618) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to authorize local boards of registrars to perform random audits of election results in precincts. Election Laws.
H.627 HD634 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 627) of Denise Provost and others relative to to initiative and referendum petitions. Election Laws.
S.631 SD62 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 631) of William N. Brownsberger, Ruth B. Balser, Patricia D. Jehlen, Karen E. Spilka and other members of the General Court for legislation to decriminalize non-violent and verbal student misconduct. The Judiciary.
S.634 SD1288 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 634) of William N. Brownsberger, Gloria L. Fox, Denise Provost, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses. The Judiciary.
H.650 HD1298 By Mr. Walsh of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 650) of Steven M. Walsh and others relative to allowing cities and towns to provide for early voting in elections in the Commonwealth. Election Laws.
H.651 HD1034 By Representatives Walz of Boston and Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 651) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to further regulate the financing of political campaigns. Election Laws.
S.658 SD192 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 658) of Cynthia S. Creem, Ruth B. Balser and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to the age of tobacco purchase. The Judiciary.
H.658 HD3036 By Mr. Beaton of Shrewsbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 658) of Matthew A. Beaton and others for legislation to authorize the Commonwealth to enter into an interstate compact for the enforcement of certain wildlife protection laws. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.667 SD1181 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 667) of Cynthia S. Creem, Kay Khan, Daniel A. Wolf, Jonathan Hecht and other members of the General Court for legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenses. The Judiciary.
H.695 HD3079 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 695) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to hydraulic fracturing wastewater. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.700 SD1224 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 700) of Cynthia S. Creem and Ruth B. Balser for legislation to provide landowners title protection. The Judiciary.
H.706 HD2577 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 706) of Sean Garballey and others prohibiting additional incineration of solid waste materials. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.707 HD2597 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 707) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to further regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing to stimulate the extraction of natural gas. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.714 SD1570 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 714) of Cynthia S. Creem, Elizabeth A. Malia, Harriette L. Chandler, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to juvenile life without parole sentences. The Judiciary.
S.741 SD1690 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 741) of Robert L. Hedlund, Thomas M. Stanley, Martha M. Walz, John P. Fresolo and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent animal cruelty. The Judiciary.
H.749 HD1669 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 749) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.756 HD3259 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 756) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to the Endangered Species Act. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.758 HD2144 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 758) of Jason M. Lewis and others relative to the implementation of strategies for reducing solid waste and increasing recycling in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.787 HD2249 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 787) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to reduce plastic bag use through regulations and incentives. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.805 HD1979 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 805) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.806 HD2032 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 806) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to develop science-based stream-flow standards. 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.824 HD576 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 824) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to hunting or trapping on private land. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.903 SD102 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 903) of Gale D. Candaras, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and Ruth B. Balser for legislation relative to juvenile mental health. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.904 SD294 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 904) of Cynthia S. Creem, Marc R. Pacheco and Ruth B. Balser for legislation relative to acceptable health service training for psychologists. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.916 HD2601 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 916) of Sean Garballey and others relative to coverage standards for children under private insurance . Financial Services.
S.927 SD94 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 927) of Harriette L. Chandler, Mary S. Keefe, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the Worcester County Commission on the Status of Women. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.933 HD420 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 933) of Kay Khan and others relative to health insurance for human service providers and their employees. Financial Services.
S.942 SD618 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 942) of James B. Eldridge, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.944 HD1676 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 944) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to the rights of patients in tiered and reduced network health insurance plans. Financial Services.
S.944 SD627 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 944) of James B. Eldridge, Ruth B. Balser, Cleon H. Turner, David M. Rogers and others for legislation to enforce municipal ordinances and bylaws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.945 HD611 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 945) of David Paul Linsky and Ruth B. Balser relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products. Financial Services.
H.947 HD2780 By Representatives Mahoney of Worcester and Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 947) of John J. Mahoney and others for legislation to establish a foreclosure mediation program within the Office of Public Collaboration at the University of Massachusetts at Boston to offer alternative to forclosures. Financial Services.
H.948 HD1606 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 948) of Elizabeth A. Malia, John F. Keenan and others for legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services. Financial Services.
S.952 SD1488 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 952) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Louis L. Kafka, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.986 HD2612 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 986) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others that group and non-group insurance plans cover medical or drug treatments to correct or repair disturbances of body composition caused by HIV-associated lipodystrophy syndrome. Financial Services.
H.989 HD1737 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 989) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others relative to Lyme disease treatment coverage. Financial Services.
H.1008 HD1577 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1008) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to the annual reporting of patient safety by health care providers. Health Care Financing.
H.1023 HD3030 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1023) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to establish a Medicaid and health care reform trust fund. Health Care Financing.
H.1029 HD3296 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1029) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits. Health Care Financing.
H.1035 HD699 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1035) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund. Health Care Financing.
H.1050 HD2440 By Ms. Provost of Somerville and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1050) of Denise Provost and others relative to mammography services and breast cancer early detection for medical assistance recipients. Health Care Financing.
H.1051 HD2686 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1051) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others relative to preventing unnecessary medical debt through hospital and affiliate charity care policies. Health Care Financing.
H.1053 HD1677 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1053) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to compare cost savings under existing cost control laws to cost savings that could be achieved under a single payer health care system. Health Care Financing.
H.1054 HD214 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1054) of John W. Scibak and others relative to equitable dental reimbursement rates for services provided to publicly-aided patients. Health Care Financing.
H.1058 HD812 By Ms. Story of Amherst and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1058) of Ellen Story and others relative to continuity of care for families enrolled in MassHealth. Health Care Financing.
H.1077 HD2639 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1077) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers. Higher Education.
H.1078 HD3385 By Representatives Provost of Somerville and Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1078) of Denise Provost and others relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions. Higher Education.
H.1086 HD502 By Mr. Sullivan of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1086) of David B. Sullivan and others for legislation to maintain faculty and college excellence in the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
S.1120 SD1220 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1120) of Cynthia S. Creem, William N. Brownsberger, Ruth B. Balser and Kay Khan for legislation to prevent illegal trafficking of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1126 SD1619 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1126) of Cynthia S. Creem, William N. Brownsberger, Ruth B. Balser, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to firearms and firearms violence. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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.1172 SD1101 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1172) of Karen E. Spilka, Louis L. Kafka, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure the safety of people with pets in disasters. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1198 HD3033 By Mr. Beaton of Shrewsbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1198) of Matthew A. Beaton and others for legislation to increase the penalties for violations of certain hunting laws. The Judiciary.
S.1321 SD1561 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1321) of Cynthia S. Creem, Kay Khan, Jonathan Hecht, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to smokeless tobacco excise tax. Revenue.
H.1341 HD3078 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1341) of Sean Garballey and others relative to actions against health clubs or their employees that arise in connection with the use or non-use of defibrillators. The Judiciary.
H.1357 HD2460 By Ms. Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1357) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to the use of information derived from unmanned aerial vehicles as evidence in judicial, regulatory or other government proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.1380 HD3057 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1380) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to health care proxies. The Judiciary.
H.1414 HD259 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1414) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles. The Judiciary.
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.1433 HD826 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1433) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates. The Judiciary.
H.1455 HD3382 By Messrs. Lawn of Watertown and Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1455) of John J. Lawn, Jr., Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to the statute of limitations for certain sexual abuse crimes. The Judiciary.
H.1456 HD691 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1456) of Jason M. Lewis and others 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. The Judiciary.
H.1457 HD693 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1457) of Jason M. Lewis and others relative to the use and protection of personal information in criminal investigations. The Judiciary.
S.1461 SD659 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1461) of Harriette L. Chandler, Ruth B. Balser, Gale D. Candaras, Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to provide for a study of the commonwealths job classification system by the Human Resources Division. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1486 HD1578 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1486) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities. The Judiciary.
S.1491 SD1476 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1491) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Benjamin Swan, Robert M. Koczera, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to require the disclosure of public funding. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1552 HD1773 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1552) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to ensuring confidentiality for victims of rape and domestic violence. The Judiciary.
H.1553 HD1785 By Representatives Peisch of Wellesley and Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1553) of Alice Hanlon Peisch, Josh S. Cutler and others relative to providing protection against compelled disclosure of certain information by members of the news media. The Judiciary.
S.1563 SD874 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1563) of Daniel A. Wolf, John F. Keenan, Ruth B. Balser, Elizabeth A. Poirier and other members of the General Court for legislation to create an annual Service and Volunteerism day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1579 SD1174 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1579) of Benjamin B. Downing, William N. Brownsberger, Martha M. Walz, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation to further promote electric vehicles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1588 HD1011 By Representative Rushing of Boston and Senator Chang-Diaz, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1588) of Byron Rushing, Sonia Chang-Diaz and others for legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops. The Judiciary.
S.1588 SD522 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1588) of Cynthia S. Creem, Benjamin B. Downing, Daniel A. Wolf, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to update the bottle bill . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1589 HD1172 By Messrs. Rushing of Boston and Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1589) of Byron Rushing, Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations. The Judiciary.
H.1597 HD218 By Messrs. Sannicandro of Ashland and Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1597) of Tom Sannicandro, David Paul Linsky and others relative to written consent of a parent or legal guardian and counseling of minor pregnant women seeking aboritions. The Judiciary.
H.1613 HD2620 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1613) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation to clarify the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law. The Judiciary.
H.1630 HD125 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1630) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further regulate the performance of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health . The Judiciary.
H.1644 HD666 By Representatives Swan of Springfield and Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1644) of Benjamin Swan, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to the punishment of young children who verbally disrupt school settings. The Judiciary.
H.1645 HD1201 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1645) of Benjamin Swan and others relative to drug offenses and the definition of school zone. The Judiciary.
H.1646 HD1202 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1646) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentencing laws for drug offenses. The Judiciary.
H.1674 HD578 By Represenative Walsh of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1674) of Martin J. Walsh, John A. Hart and others relative to national criminal offender record information checks for persons working with individuals served by the Department of Mental Retardation. The Judiciary.
H.1684 HD1014 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1684) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to further define privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
H.1700 HD903 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1700) of Michael D. Brady and others relative to health care worker safety. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1701 HD1891 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1701) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to increase the minimum wage. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1707 HD503 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1707) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to social network privacy and employment. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1708 HD794 By Representatives Coakley-Rivera of Springfield and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1708) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others for legislation to further regulate the method of calculating the period of time for employees in filing certain complaints with the Attorney General under the labor relations laws of the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1712 HD2206 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1712) of Marjorie C. Decker and others for legislation to provide economic stability for displaced non professional airport employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1739 HD504 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1739) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish earned paid sick time for certain employees rendering personal care. 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.1766 HD517 By Ms. Story of Amherst and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1766) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1767 HD968 By Ms. Story of Amherst and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1767) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further define comparable work. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1787 HD1339 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1787) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to increase access to mental health facilities for women in the Commonwealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1789 HD423 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1789) of Kay Khan and others relative to mental health examinations and services for inmates of certain correctional institutions in the Commonwealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1790 HD425 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1790) of Kay Khan and others relative to the civil commitment of women for alcoholism and substance abuse at the Framingham Correctional Institution. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1791 HD445 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1791) of Kay Khan and others relative to juvenile mental health and substance abuse. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1794 HD1658 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1794) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to ensure access to Department of Mental Health services for certain individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
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.1796 HD1225 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1796) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to behavioral health managed care organizations. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1797 HD1226 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1797) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to providing for equitable access to behavioral health services for MassHealth consumers. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1799 HD1235 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1799) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Jennifer L. Flanagan and others relative to mental health services for children. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1806 HD640 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1806) of Denise Provost and others relative to the rights of persons receiving services from program or facilities of the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1852 HD279 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1852) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the care of animals in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1874 HD1738 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1874) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others relative to the protection of puppies and kittens. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1912 SD1903 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce, Gale D. Candaras, Claire D. Cronin, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve safety at automated teller machines. Financial Services.
H.1941 HD1089 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1941) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the registration of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Public Health.
H.1944 HD912 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1944) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to air pollutants. Public Health.
S.1959 SD1927 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Ruth B. Balser, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure parity for mental health and substance abuse treatment. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1963 HD2101 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1963) of Sean Garballey and others relative to promoting workplace safety for social workers. Public Health.
H.1967 HD3305 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1967) of Sean Garballey and others that the Department of Public Health establish a formal public hearing process prior to certain licensing and ownership of nursing home facilities decisions. Public Health.
H.1969 HD394 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1969) of Denise C. Garlick and others that certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called. Public Health.
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.
S.1991 SD1995 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1991) of Cynthia S. Creem and Ruth B. Balser (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the temporary use of certain park lands in the city of Newton. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.2008 HD446 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2008) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives. Public Health.
H.2017 HD655 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2017) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to prohibit the participation of health care professionals in the torture and abuse of prisoners. Public Health.
H.2018 HD683 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2018) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to define modest meals and refreshments involving pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturing companies and health care practitioners. Public Health.
H.2019 HD700 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2019) of Jason M. Lewis and others relative to personal care attendant orientation. Public Health.
H.2020 HD701 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2020) of Jason M. Lewis and others relative to prescription drugs outreach and education programs. Public Health.
H.2027 HD1174 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2027) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the health care of minors. Public Health.
H.2028 HD1229 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2028) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to providing access to patient protection services for all residents. Public Health.
H.2029 HD1307 By Ms. Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2029) of Elizabeth A. Malia, John F. Keenan and others relative to the certification of alcohol and drug free housing by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services within the Department of Public Health. Public Health.
H.2047 HD1397 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2047) of Sarah K. Peake, Patricia D. Jehlen and others providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender aging. Public Health.
H.2051 HD393 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2051) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to acupuncture. Public Health.
H.2066 HD1967 By Messrs. Rogers of Cambridge and Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2066) of David M. Rogers, Jonathan Hecht and others relative to improving asthma in schools. Public Health.
H.2071 HD2689 By Messrs. Sánchez of Boston and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2071) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. Public Health.
H.2076 HD215 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2076) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients. Public Health.
H.2079 HD414 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2079) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the management of early childhood oral health caries. Public Health.
H.2084 HD2613 By Representative Sciortino of Medford and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2084) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr., Patricia D. Jehlen and others that the Department of Public Health develop criteria and provide recommendations for removing barriers to cost-effective health care. Public Health.
H.2085 HD2618 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2085) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to modernize HIV/ADIS Prevention and treatment. 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.2087 HD449 By Representative Smizik of Brookline and Senator Barrett, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2087) of Frank I. Smizik, Michael J. Barrett and others relative to prohibiting the dispensing of food in disposable food service containers made from polystyrene or from expanded polystyrene. Public Health.
H.2092 HD126 By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2092) of Ellen Story and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
H.2103 HD2550 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2103) of Aaron Vega and others relative to creating a folic acid awareness and birth defects prevention program within the Department of Public Health. Public Health.
H.2124 HD1193 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2124) of Paul Brodeur and others for legislation requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all residential, governmental and commercial structures. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2156 HD431 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2156) of Kay Khan and others relative to establishing a Massachusetts correction commission (including members of the General Court) to study, review and report on activities of the Department of Correction. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2369 HD532 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2369) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to provide for equal cost-of-living adjustments to all eligible pension benefit recipients. Public Service.
H.2401 HD368 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2401) of James J. O'Day and others relative to public employees' workers compensation benefits. Public Service.
H.2403 HD371 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2403) of James J. O'Day and others relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
H.2460 HD579 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2460) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to evaluating injury and illness data and establishing safety and health measures to protect employees of the Commonwealth. Public Service.
H.2490 HD353 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2490) of Cory Atkins and others relative to the repeal of the sales tax exemption for aircraft. Revenue.
H.2532 HD3422 By Representative Conroy of Wayland and Senator Barrett, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2532) of Thomas P. Conroy, Michael J. Barrett and others for legislation to impose a tax on certain fuels and to dedicate the revenue raised toward transportation investment. Revenue.
H.2593 HD2701 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2593) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to increase the tobacco excise tax, supplement the Prevention and Wellness Trust Fund and reduce youth tobacco consumption. Revenue.
H.2594 HD3002 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2594) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to promote the use of electric vehicles through sales tax incentives and other benefits. Revenue.
H.2629 HD686 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2629) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to promote sales tax fairness for small businesses. Revenue.
H.2630 HD695 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2630) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for the establishment of a standing commission (including members of the General Court) to review and evaluate all tax expenditures. Revenue.
H.2632 HD433 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2632) of Kay Khan and others relative to establishing a substance abuse health protection fund with collections from the sale of certain alcoholic beverages . Revenue.
H.2633 HD436 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2633) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to increase the excise tax on alcoholic beverages. Revenue.
H.2646 HD687 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2646) of Jason M. Lewis and others to eliminate the tax deduction for direct to consumer pharmaceutical marketing. Revenue.
H.2687 HD1359 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2687) of James J. O'Day and others relative to the taxation of certain income. Revenue.
H.2740 HD395 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline and Senator Joyce, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2740) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to the renewable energy property tax exemption. Revenue.
H.2762 HD592 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2762) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to the definition of "vendor" under the sales and use tax law. Revenue.
H.2806 HD1313 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2806) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to promote purchasing from social enterprises by governmental bodies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2808 HD3291 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2808) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting apart the Thursday of National Volunteer Week in April as Massachusetts service and volunteerism day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2834 HD3034 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2834) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to grant the State Auditor access to certain confidential tax information for use in auditing tax expenditures. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2850 HD661 By Messrs. Lewis of Winchester and Vieira of Falmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2850) of Jason M. Lewis and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies, programs and services. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2883 HD2645 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2883) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for legislation to encourage fair competition in bids for state contracts from qualified sources commitment to fair wages and benefits for employees. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2897 HD585 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2897) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to prohibiting alcohol advertising on property owned by the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2898 HD599 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2898) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation to prohibit the Commonwealth from contracting with companies that do not comply with federal regulations for the certification of minerals originating in the Congo. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2910 HD3049 By Ms. Andrews of Orange, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2910) of Denise Andrews and others relative to transparency within the natural gas and electric distribution sectors. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2933 HD1941 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2933) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to natural gas pipeline safety. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2934 HD2241 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2934) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to the detection and repair of natural gas leaks and reimbursement for damages. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.2940 HD2590 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2940) of Sean Garballey and others relative to the reporting of hydraulic fracturing processes employed in the extraction of natural gas. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2943 HD1105 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2943) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to include noncarbonated non-alcoholic beverages in the bottle law, so-called. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2978 HD2611 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2978) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to energy efficient construction. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2979 HD2647 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2979) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to energy efficiency programs and green jobs. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2980 HD3320 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2980) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to comprehensive siting reform for certain land based wind projects. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3068 HD1117 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3068) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to regulate the use of automatic license plate reader systems. Transportation.
H.3086 HD808 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3086) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue reflective decals indicating that the driver of a vehicle may be the holder of a junior operator’s license. Transportation.
H.3091 HD1917 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3091) of Jason M. Lewis and others relative to establishing an active streets certification program within the Department of Transportation to encourage walking, cycling, and the use of public transportation in municipalities. Transportation.
H.3100 HD2796 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3100) of Thomas M. Menino and others for legislation to establish reasonable and proper speed limits inside an urban district on public ways. Transportation.
H.3127 HD2354 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3127) of Denise Provost and others relative to authorizing the establishment of recreational traffic safety zones in cities and towns. Transportation.
H.3142 HD2619 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3142) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to the establishment of a vehicle mileage user fee pilot program by the Department of Transportation. Transportation.
H.3190 HD2684 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by resolution, House, No. 3190) of Jason M. Lewis and others 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. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3210 HD2621 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3210) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others relative to veterans' benefits equity for persons discharged from the military based on certain consensual conduct. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3211 HD2679 By Mr. Sciortino of Medford, a petition (accompanied by resolution, House, No. 3211) of Carl M. Sciortino, Jr. and others for the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to take certain actions concerning national budgetary matters. 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.3238 HD3435 By Mr. Conroy of Wayland, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 3238) of Thomas P. Conroy and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to reducing poverty in the Commonwealth . Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3253 HD2678 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3253) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to further regulating the licensing, sale and possession of firearms and increasing the tax on the sale of firearms and ammunition. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3282 HD167 By Mr. Toomey of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3282) of Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and others relative to requiring certain insurance policies for persons with firearm licenses. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3285 HD3277 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3285) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others relative to the issuance of motor vehicle driver’s licenses to persons ineligible for a social security cards . Transportation.
H.3364 HD2673 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3364) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to provide tax incentives to promote housing creation for persons with disabilities. Revenue.
H.3571 HD3696 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to ban shark fin trading. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3864 HD4053 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3864) of Kay Khan and others (with the approval of the mayor and board of aldermen) that the city of Newton be authorized to appoint retired police officers as special police officers. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
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: Clinical Psychologist

Education & Public Service

  • New York University, Ph.D.
  • University of Rochester, A.B.
  • Mass. House (1999-present)
  • Newton Alderman (1988-1995)
Twelfth Middlesex, Consisting of Newton: Wards 5, 6, Ward 7: Precincts 1, 3, 4, Ward 8.

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