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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Richard J. Ross Republican - Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

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Assistant Minority Leader
  Richard.Ross@masenate.gov

State House

24 Beacon St.
Room 419
Boston, MA, 02133
Phone:
617-722-1555
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617-722-1054
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HD.190 An Act authorizing the town of Millis to transfer certain recreation property in exchange for dedication of conservation land
SD.2075 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard J. Ross and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Ann Barry, an employee of the Division of Professional Licensure. Temporary Ways and Means.
S.14 SD.1646 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by proposal for constitutional amendment, Senate, No. 14) of Richard J. Ross, Citizens for Limited Taxation and Steven S. Howitt for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to prohibit eminent domain. The Judiciary.
S.23 SD.2088 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 23) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley (by vote of the town) for legislation to grant 9 additional licenses to the town of Wrentham for the sale of alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
S.71 SD.1598 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 71) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Ryan C. Fattman and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to prevention of EBT fraud. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.72 SD.1601 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 72) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Ryan C. Fattman and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to further reduce EBT fraud. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.73 SD.1853 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 73) of Richard J. Ross, Randy Hunt and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to work requirements. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.74 SD.1876 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 74) of Richard J. Ross, Leonard Mirra, Elizabeth A. Poirier, Barbara A. L'Italien and others for legislation relative to the counting of certain residences as affordable housing. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.150 SD.1607 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 150) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to increase penalties for certain minors involved in the attempt to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.151 SD.1608 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 151) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Carolyn C. Dykema, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to professional solicitors. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.152 SD.1866 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 152) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Elizabeth A. Poirier, Keiko M. Orrall and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit certain termination and cancellation fees. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.153 SD.2024 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 153) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Ryan C. Fattman and James Arciero for legislation relative to bad faith assertions of patent infringement. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.196 SD.1739 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 196) of Richard J. Ross, Elizabeth A. Poirier, David K. Muradian, Jr., Hannah Kane and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce certain Limited Liability Companies filing fees. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.305 SD.1610 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 305) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Barbara A. L'Italien and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to the definition of students enrolled in special education classes inside and outside of school districts. Education.
S.306 SD.1612 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 306) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to reduce paperwork within the department of elementary and secondary education. Education.
S.359 SD.1606 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 359) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to establish senior citizen safety zones. Elder Affairs.
S.360 SD.1617 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 360) of Richard J. Ross, Citizens for Limited Taxation and Ryan C. Fattman for legislation to repeal the nursing home tax. Elder Affairs.
S.361 SD.1620 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 361) of Richard J. Ross for legislation to conduct background checks on residents of nursing and assisted living facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.395 SD.1625 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 395) of Richard J. Ross, Ryan C. Fattman and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to campaign finance during special elections. Election Laws.
S.396 SD.1628 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 396) of Richard J. Ross, Elizabeth A. Poirier, Ryan C. Fattman and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to unfunded election audits. Election Laws.
S.397 SD.1709 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 397) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Leonard Mirra, Elizabeth A. Poirier and other members of the General Court for legislation to require photo identification to receive a ballot. Election Laws.
S.481 SD.1742 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 481) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to the impacts of municipal water withdrawal permits . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.589 SD.1852 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 589) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Ryan C. Fattman and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to pet insurance. Financial Services.
S.661 SD.1641 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 661) of Richard J. Ross, William Crocker, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to health insurance penalties. Health Care Financing.
S.708 SD.1753 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 708) of Richard J. Ross, Ryan C. Fattman, Linda Dean Campbell and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to allow in-state tuition rates for veterans. Higher Education.
S.746 SD.1643 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 746) of Richard J. Ross for legislation to enhance housing authority screening. Housing.
S.747 SD.1856 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 747) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Keiko M. Orrall, Ryan C. Fattman and others for legislation relative to preventing fraud in Massachusetts housing authorities. Housing.
S.748 SD.1996 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 748) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to affordable housing and water infrastructure. Housing.
S.928 SD.1649 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 928) of Richard J. Ross, Citizens for Limited Taxation and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to require that eminent domain takings be for public use purposes and defining the term public use. The Judiciary.
S.929 SD.1654 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 929) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to the unsealing of records. The Judiciary.
S.930 SD.1655 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 930) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to share custody of minor children of divorced or separated parents. The Judiciary.
S.931 SD.1657 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 931) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to sex offender classification. The Judiciary.
S.932 SD.1659 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 932) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to sex offender registration. The Judiciary.
S.933 SD.1660 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 933) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to health care proxies. The Judiciary.
S.935 SD.1749 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 935) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Linda Dean Campbell and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to wave the fees for the declaration of homestead for disabled veterans. The Judiciary.
S.936 SD.1854 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 936) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to conflict of interest training. The Judiciary.
S.937 SD.1864 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 937) of Richard J. Ross, Ryan C. Fattman and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to impersonating a public officer. The Judiciary.
S.938 SD.1869 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 938) of Richard J. Ross, Ryan C. Fattman and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to crimes against police officers. The Judiciary.
S.939 SD.1885 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 939) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to vandalism and tagging. The Judiciary.
S.1044 SD.1656 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1044) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to employee records. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1045 SD.1750 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1045) of Richard J. Ross, Linda Dean Campbell and Eric P. Lesser for legislation relative to veterans’ work-related experience in applying for certain licenses. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1261 SD.1663 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1261) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to medical malpractice. Public Health.
S.1351 SD.1666 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1351) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to create a commission to study the effectiveness of a drug dealer registry in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1352 SD.1667 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1352) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to create a drug dealer registry in the commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1353 SD.1870 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1353) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to human trafficking prevention. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1354 SD.1874 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1354) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to prohibit the illegal lending of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1355 SD.1886 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1355) of Richard J. Ross and James M. Cantwell for legislation relative to licensing vertical reciprocating conveyors. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1452 SD.30 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1452) of Richard J. Ross, David Paul Linsky and Shawn Dooley for legislation to exempt certain positions in the police department in the town of Millis from the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1453 SD.1554 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1453) of Richard J. Ross, Shawn Dooley, Karen E. Spilka and Jeffrey N. Roy for legislation to authorize the board of directors of Metacomet Emergency Communications Center to accept chapter 32B of the General Laws. Public Service.
S.1454 SD.1555 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1454) of Richard J. Ross and Shawn Dooley for legislation to authorize the State Retirement Board to grant creditable service to John Lyons. Public Service.
S.1455 SD.1669 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1455) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to retirement board membership. Public Service.
S.1456 SD.1671 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1456) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to Group 1, Group 2 or Group 4 employees with creditable service to serve on retirement boards. Public Service.
S.1457 SD.1712 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1457) of Richard J. Ross, Ryan C. Fattman and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to pension fund performance and accountability. Public Service.
S.1458 SD.1879 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1458) of Richard J. Ross and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation relative to retirement board contracting. Public Service.
S.1459 SD.1880 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1459) of Richard J. Ross and Elizabeth A. Poirier for legislation relative to retirement board member training. Public Service.
S.1618 SD.1673 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1618) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to authorize a city or town to designate a checkoff on its real estate tax bills and to establish an economic aid fund. Revenue.
S.1619 SD.1675 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1619) of Richard J. Ross, Ryan C. Fattman, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Eric P. Lesser and others for legislation to exempt certain farmers' markets from certain property taxes. Revenue.
S.1620 SD.1678 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1620) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Ryan C. Fattman and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
S.1621 SD.1680 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1621) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Jason M. Lewis and Ryan C. Fattman for legislation to reduce the property taxes of certain elderly persons. Revenue.
S.1622 SD.1682 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1622) of Richard J. Ross for legislation to exempt certain long-term care facilities from property taxes. Revenue.
S.1623 SD.1683 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1623) of Richard J. Ross, Citizens for Limited Taxation and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to limit proposition 2 1/2 override elections and allowing an underride in all communities. Revenue.
S.1624 SD.1684 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1624) of Richard J. Ross, Jason M. Lewis, Donald F. Humason, Jr., William Crocker and others for legislation to promote conservation through oyster shell recycling. Revenue.
S.1625 SD.1716 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1625) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to establish the Commonwealth Municipal Dog Park Trust Fund. Revenue.
S.1626 SD.1743 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1626) of Richard J. Ross, Ryan C. Fattman and Donald F. Humason, Jr. for legislation relative to charitable organizations and property taxes. Revenue.
S.1627 SD.1755 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1627) of Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Keiko M. Orrall, Ryan C. Fattman and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a tax credit for employers of veterans who received an honorable discharge. Revenue.
S.1628 SD.1871 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1628) of Richard J. Ross, Jason M. Lewis, Ryan C. Fattman, Barbara A. L'Italien and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to student loan debt. Revenue.
S.1758 SD.1719 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1758) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to transparency in government with regard to consultant expenses. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1759 SD.1863 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1759) of Richard J. Ross, Leonard Mirra and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to executive employee compensation. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1882 SD.1693 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1882) of Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to community liaisons. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1976 SD.1695 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1976) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Keiko M. Orrall and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to preserving public safety and preventing trespassing on state highways. Transportation.
S.1977 SD.1697 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1977) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation to enhance local road construction and speed limits. Transportation.
S.1978 SD.1702 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1978) of Richard J. Ross, Kevin J. Kuros and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to handicapped placards. Transportation.
S.1979 SD.1745 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1979) of Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Ryan C. Fattman, Linda Dean Campbell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to eliminating fees for distinctive plates for veterans. Transportation.
S.1980 SD.1860 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1980) of Richard J. Ross and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to parking safety. Transportation.
S.2025 SD.1699 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2025) of Richard J. Ross, Steven S. Howitt, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to exempt veterans from the payment of fees for use of recreational facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of Conservation and Recreation. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.588 SD.1703 By Mr. Ross (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 588) of Bernard Kansky for legislation relative to disability insurance benefits. Financial Services. This bill is by request. *
S.934 SD.1705 By Mr. Ross (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 934) of Mark Bell for legislation relative to moving violations. The Judiciary. This bill is by request. *
S.1760 SD.1917 By Mr. Ross (by request), a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 1760) of Melissa Kameras for legislation to recognize February 26 through March 4, 2017 as Eating Disorders Awareness Week in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. This bill is by request. *
* — indicates bill is by request.