Bill Docket Bill Title
SD1947 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the creation of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Finance Control Board. Transportation.
HD3729 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shawn Dooley and Richard J. Ross relative to certain restrictions on the use of a parcel of land conveyed to Southwood Community Hospital, Inc. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.69 HD457 By Mr. Barrows of Mansfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 69) of F. Jay Barrows and others for legislation to establish a substance screening program within the Department of Transitional Assistance. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.74 SD1448 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 74) of Ryan C. Fattman, Shaunna L. O'Connell and Richard J. Ross for legislation to SAVE Massachusetts tax dollars. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.108 HD2820 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 108) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others for legislation to add 911 emergency responders to the list of locations for a safe surrender under the baby safe haven law. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.109 HD3495 By Representative O'Connell of Taunton and Senator Hedlund, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 109) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to strengthening public assistance programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.114 HD1531 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 114) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to the list of locations for a safe surrender under the baby safe haven law. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.154 SD189 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 154) of Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Viriato M. deMacedo and others for legislation to reduce lottery littering. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.193 SD1166 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 193) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to prevent discrimination on certain boards of registration. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.203 HD701 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 203) of Steven S. Howitt and others relative to the displaying of motor fuel prices based on the method of payment. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.216 SD1263 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 216) of Brian A. Joyce, Antonio F. D. Cabral, Chris Walsh, Claire D. Cronin and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a municipal bond bank. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.222 HD270 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 222) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.230 HD226 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 230) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to allow non-profits and charities to purchase alcohol from retail package stores for use at charitable events. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.235 SD318 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 235) of Bruce E. Tarr, Lori A. Ehrlich, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to study the feasibility of streamlining business registration. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.238 SD1471 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 238) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to limited liability corporation filing fees. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.245 HD1785 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 245) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.265 SD1362 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 265) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jason M. Lewis, Paul R. Heroux, Stephen Kulik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to student sex education. Education.
H.311 HD2564 By Mr. Berthiaume, Jr. of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 311) of Donald R. Berthiaume, Jr. and others relative to the authority of parents to exempt their children from a certain standardized exam known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) exam. Education.
H.329 HD2267 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 329) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to the formula for district reimbursement through the special education circuit breaker. Education.
H.330 HD2269 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 330) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to establishing an insurance program for municipalities in relation to special education costs. Education.
S.338 SD1176 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 338) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation relative to DESE contracts. Education.
H.340 HD1471 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 340) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality. Education.
H.345 HD3529 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 345) of Diana DiZoglio and others relative to financial literacy programs in schools. Education.
H.351 HD1609 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 351) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to establish a educational mandate working group. Education.
H.352 HD1614 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 352) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to impose a moratorium on new mandated education pograms and expenses. Education.
S.364 SD1803 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 364) of Mark C. Montigny, Thomas M. McGee, Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to reserving beds in nursing homes during certain leaves of absence. Elder Affairs.
H.370 HD1990 By Representatives Frost of Auburn and Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 370) of Paul K. Frost and others relative to the authority of school districts to be exempt from a certain standardized exam. Education.
S.392 SD372 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 392) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to campaign contribution cycles. Election Laws.
H.402 HD2263 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 402) of Bradford R. Hill and others that current employee and retiree health care costs shall be included in the calculation of the foundation budget for school districts. Education.
H.413 HD2404 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 413) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to establish a working group (including members of the General Court) relative to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). Education.
S.439 SD466 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 439) of Jason M. Lewis, Chris Walsh, Lori A. Ehrlich, Paul R. Heroux and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.451 HD3311 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 451) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to the implementation or use of partnership for assessment for readiness for college and career assessments. Education.
H.456 HD2070 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 456) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts. Education.
S.465 SD1222 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 465) of Bruce E. Tarr, Denise Provost, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to remove and dispose of waste oil. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.466 SD1224 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 466) of Bruce E. Tarr, Denise Provost, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to require local approval for low level radioactive waste sites. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.467 SD1227 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 467) of Bruce E. Tarr, Denise Provost, Michael O. Moore, F. Jay Barrows and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to wastewater facilities. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.471 SD1468 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 471) of Bruce E. Tarr, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to create uniform beach warnings. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.486 HD79 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 486) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to the calculation of special education reimbursement amounts. Education.
H.487 HD80 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 487) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to include transportation costs in the special education reimbursement program. Education.
H.492 HD772 By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 492) of Todd M. Smola and others for legislation to adopt national education standards. Education.
S.502 SD985 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 502) of Anne M. Gobi, Harriette L. Chandler, Marc R. Pacheco, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage. Financial Services.
H.505 HD1165 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 505) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to increase the state reimbursements for special education costs. Education.
S.505 SD624 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 505) of Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to protect abandoned property owners. Financial Services.
S.507 SD17 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 507) of Brian A. Joyce, Claire D. Cronin, Chris Walsh and Richard J. Ross for legislation to improve safety at automated teller machines. Financial Services.
H.511 HD1109 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 511) of Timothy R. Whelan, Michael O. Moore and Richard J. Ross relative to the powers and duties of regional school districts. Education.
H.564 HD2268 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 564) of Bradford R. Hill and others for legislation to require applicants for voter registration to show proof of identification. Election Laws.
H.592 HD2076 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 592) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to voting overseas. Election Laws.
H.621 HD2495 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 621) of Bruce J. Ayers and others relative to instructing the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game to study the feasibility of re-purposing the former Moon Island Sewage Treatment Plant for the purposes of fish and shellfish farm. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.638 SD1234 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 638) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a healthcare insurance premium payment pool. Health Care Financing.
S.640 SD1327 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 640) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to small group eligibility. Health Care Financing.
S.641 SD1624 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 641) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to strengthen the management of the health care connector. Health Care Financing.
S.642 SD1859 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 642) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to medicare and medicaid benchmarks. Health Care Financing.
S.643 SD1867 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 643) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to mandated benefits. Health Care Financing.
H.655 HD2336 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 655) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the use and protection of pollinators. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.684 SD1251 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 684) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to oversight on eligibility for tuition and fee waivers. Higher Education.
S.704 SD663 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 704) of Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and David F. DeCoste for legislation relative to 40B use restrictions. Housing.
S.709 SD442 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 709) of Joan B. Lovely, Bradford R. Hill, Leah Cole, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a commission to study ways to prevent bullying of tenants in public and subsidized multi-family housing. Housing.
H.731 HD2007 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 731) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to establish an advisory committee on the protection of honeybees in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.734 HD1773 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 734) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to shellfish reefs and water quality. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.813 HD3160 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 813) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services. Financial Services.
S.817 SD1205 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 817) of Ryan C. Fattman, Leonard Mirra, Shaunna L. O'Connell, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to strengthening identity theft law. The Judiciary.
S.818 SD1290 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 818) of Ryan C. Fattman, Shaunna L. O'Connell, Richard J. Ross and Kevin J. Kuros for legislation relative to the penalty for employers who knowingly falsify employment or citizenship documents. The Judiciary.
S.834 SD1061 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 834) of Anne M. Gobi, Sal N. DiDomenico, James E. Timilty, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law. The Judiciary.
S.837 SD186 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 837) of Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to littering fines. The Judiciary.
S.838 SD187 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 838) of Robert L. Hedlund, James M. Cantwell, Richard J. Ross, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police pursuits. The Judiciary.
S.865 SD597 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 865) of Joan B. Lovely, Michael O. Moore, Walter F. Timilty, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation to amend the statute of limitations regarding criminal prosecutions for the crimes of sexual assault and rape of a child. The Judiciary.
S.872 SD725 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 872) of Mark C. Montigny, Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen the Anti-Human Trafficking Law. The Judiciary.
S.878 SD1735 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Mark C. Montigny, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles. The Judiciary.
S.879 SD1741 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 879) of Mark C. Montigny, Richard J. Ross and Paul Tucker for legislation to provide a DNA exception for statute of limitations on sex offenses. The Judiciary.
H.901 HD469 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 901) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage. Financial Services.
S.906 SD1262 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 906) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote rental housing stability. The Judiciary.
S.913 SD1288 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 913) of Bruce E. Tarr, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to provide for increased penalties for persons who commit crimes against the elderly. The Judiciary.
S.914 SD1300 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 914) of Bruce E. Tarr, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Louis L. Kafka and Richard J. Ross for legislation to provide for progressive penalties for the crime of motor vehicular homicide. The Judiciary.
S.915 SD1309 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 915) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Kathleen O'Connor Ives for legislation to provide transparent sex offender information to the public. The Judiciary.
S.926 SD1415 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 926) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to record court proceedings. The Judiciary.
S.936 SD1869 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 936) of Bruce E. Tarr, Louis L. Kafka, Bradford R. Hill, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to habitual drunk drivers. The Judiciary.
H.958 HD359 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 958) of Thomas M. Stanley and others relative to establish a structure for qualifying public depositories and establishing rules for collaterizing of public deposits. Financial Services.
S.978 SD180 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 978) of Robert L. Hedlund, James M. Cantwell, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to youth sports referees. Labor and Workforce Development.
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S.1010 SD1171 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1010) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to recognize the independence of franchise operators. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1013 SD1838 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1013) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to provide a safe harbor for contractors of services. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1015 SD1876 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1015) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to a worker documentation certification program. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1016 SD1895 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1016) of Bruce E. Tarr, Donald H. Wong, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to unemployment insurance reform. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1033 SD1798 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1033) of Robert L. Hedlund, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission to investigate state licensed addiction treatment centers. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1039 HD1067 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1039) of Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to create a fiscal incentive program for veterans to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Higher Education.
S.1040 SD1131 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1040) of John F. Keenan, Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation to create patient choice and education in the dispensing of opiate drugs. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1041 HD3220 By Representatives Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1041) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses. Higher Education.
S.1054 SD1455 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1054) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to protect minors from the harmful effects of marihuana. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1063 SD937 By Mr. deMacedo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1063) of Viriato M. deMacedo, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize municipal use of the prudent investor standards. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1085 SD1231 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1085) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jason M. Lewis, Paul Tucker, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1091 HD1598 By Mr. DeCoste of Norwell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1091) of David F. DeCoste and others for legislation to clarify the definition of affordable housing to include mobile homes. Housing.
H.1095 HD2062 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1095) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to grant preference to veterans in all state-aided housing projects in the Commonwealth. Housing.
H.1103 HD2209 By Ms. Gifford of Wareham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1103) of Susan Williams Gifford and others relative to the definition of low and moderate income housing. Housing.
S.1103 SD974 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1103) of Karen E. Spilka, Timothy R. Madden, Josh S. Cutler, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animals during pet sales. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1109 SD1734 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1109) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the expenditure of certain municipal and district monies. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1110 SD1736 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1110) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to increase the amount that can be appropriated from the balance of a capital project fund. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1116 SD307 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1116) of William N. Brownsberger, Sarah K. Peake, Chris Walsh, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors. Public Health.
S.1145 SD1301 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1145) of Ryan C. Fattman, Michael O. Moore, John V. Fernandes, Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation relative to LSDs (Lysosomal Storage Disorders) in infants. Public Health.
H.1146 HD1171 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1146) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to include Section 8 housing vouchers as an affordable housing type. Housing.
S.1153 SD771 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1153) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Harriette L. Chandler, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to CARE. Public Health.
S.1209 SD527 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1209) of Marc R. Pacheco and Jeffrey Sánchez for legislation relative to the definition of podiatry. Public Health.
H.1220 HD347 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1220) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases. The Judiciary.
S.1226 SD1590 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1226) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and others for legislation relative to tobacco cessation. Public Health.
H.1253 HD267 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1253) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to the penalty for failure to stop operating a motor vehicle when being pursued by a police officer. The Judiciary.
H.1257 HD1957 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1257) of Angelo L. D'Emilia and others for legislation to establish a prison mitigation fund for cities and towns hosting Department of Correction facilities. The Judiciary.
S.1281 SD876 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1281) of Joan B. Lovely, Michael O. Moore, Chris Walsh and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to community corrections programs administered by the Office of Community Corrections. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1285 HD830 By Representative Fernandes of Milford and Senator Brownsberger, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1285) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to disposition of court records. The Judiciary.
H.1287 HD1591 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to descendants email access and procedures. The Judiciary.
H.1314 HD669 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1314) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to child victim confidentiality. The Judiciary.
S.1334 SD951 By Mr. deMacedo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1334) of Viriato M. deMacedo, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Ryan C. Fattman, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to assessments made by the state board of retirement to certain regional school districts. Public Service.
S.1432 SD1480 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1432) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to expand insurance choices for state and local employees. Public Service.
S.1440 SD1237 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1440) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Mark J. Cusack, Timothy R. Whelan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1478 SD1134 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1478) of Ryan C. Fattman, Shaunna L. O'Connell, Richard J. Ross, Kevin J. Kuros and others for legislation to abolish the death tax. Revenue.
S.1480 SD1304 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1480) of Ryan C. Fattman, Mathew Muratore, Richard J. Ross and Kevin J. Kuros for legislation to stimulating small business investment. Revenue.
S.1481 SD1320 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1481) of Ryan C. Fattman, Joseph D. McKenna, Richard J. Ross and Kevin J. Kuros for legislation to reduce the costs for adoption. Revenue.
S.1483 SD1084 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1483) of Anne M. Gobi, Timothy R. Madden, Ruth B. Balser, Michael S. Day and others for legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit. Revenue.
S.1484 SD1087 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1484) of Anne M. Gobi, Bruce J. Ayers, Robert L. Hedlund, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
S.1486 SD188 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1486) of Robert L. Hedlund, James M. Cantwell, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court relative to repealing the sales tax on the sale of boats built or rebuilt in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1487 SD200 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1487) of Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Viriato M. deMacedo and others for legislation to provide equitable cellular phone taxation. Revenue.
H.1489 HD162 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1489) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the liability of farmers' markets. The Judiciary.
H.1492 HD874 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1492) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias. The Judiciary.
H.1493 HD2587 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1493) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder. The Judiciary.
S.1519 SD452 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1519) of Joan B. Lovely, Paul Tucker, Brian M. Ashe, Chris Walsh and others for legislation to impose a penalty for the damaging of historic homes. Revenue.
H.1520 HD2857 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1520) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to the evaluation and classification of persons by the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Judiciary.
H.1521 HD2891 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1521) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to the protection of intoxicated persons. The Judiciary.
H.1522 HD2937 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1522) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to the awarding of treble damages for lost wages in certain civil actions. The Judiciary.
H.1523 HD2949 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1523) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to the penalties for sexual abuse of a child under thirteen years of age. The Judiciary.
H.1524 HD3510 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1524) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others relative to penalties for excessive non-emergency 911 calls. The Judiciary.
H.1530 HD1765 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Brownsberger, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1530) of Sarah K. Peake, William N. Brownsberger and others relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation. The Judiciary.
S.1556 SD192 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1556) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Paul McMurtry, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the Preservation of Historic Buildings Trust Fund. Revenue.
S.1557 SD206 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1557) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Josh S. Cutler, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to grant property tax relief to seniors. Revenue.
S.1560 SD287 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1560) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry and Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote business growth. Revenue.
S.1583 SD1506 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1583) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to provide for a tax exemption on the sale of recycled materials. Revenue.
S.1586 SD1561 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1586) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to exempt certain medical supplies from the state sales tax. Revenue.
S.1588 SD1570 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1588) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to increase restaurant competitiveness. Revenue.
S.1595 SD1638 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1595) of Bruce E. Tarr, James M. Cantwell, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to support commercial fishing. Revenue.
S.1597 SD1647 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1597) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to remove impediments to corporate growth. Revenue.
S.1598 SD1651 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1598) of Bruce E. Tarr, Leonard Mirra, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to create an angel investment tax credit. Revenue.
S.1599 SD1656 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1599) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to create an incentive for job creation. Revenue.
S.1604 SD1898 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1604) of Bruce E. Tarr, Steven S. Howitt, Donald H. Wong, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to family and education savings plan. Revenue.
S.1643 SD1297 By Mr. Fattman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1643) of Ryan C. Fattman, Mathew Muratore, Shaunna L. O'Connell and Richard J. Ross relative to the organization of limited liability companies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1651 SD1009 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1651) of Anne M. Gobi, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to local impacts of enacted legislation. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1656 HD1450 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1656) of Chris Walsh and others relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department. The Judiciary.
H.1667 HD221 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1667) of Timothy R. Whelan and others realtive to property rights and medical marijuana. The Judiciary.
S.1671 SD1267 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1671) of Brian A. Joyce, Carolyn C. Dykema, Claire D. Cronin, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to create a commission to examine best borrowing practices. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1671 HD1874 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1671) of Timothy R. Whelan and others for legislation to increase penalties for distribution and trafficking of oxycodone and derivatives of oxycodone. The Judiciary.
H.1673 HD2011 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1673) of Timothy R. Whelan and others relative to the penalties for motor vehicle operators refusing to stop for a police officer. The Judiciary.
S.1715 SD193 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1715) of Michael F. Rush, Stephen L. DiNatale, Dennis A. Rosa, Paul McMurtry and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote American manufacturing. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1716 SD215 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1716) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry and Richard J. Ross for legislation to provide for efficient use of leased or rented property and prevent waste in use of leased or rented facilities. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1724 SD1433 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1724) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and surplus personal property. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1728 SD1673 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1728) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to the accountability of the governor's council. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1731 HD1510 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1731) of Kevin J. Kuros and others relative to wages paid to persons under eighteen years of age. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1734 SD1689 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1734) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the confidentiality of employee settlements. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1735 SD1691 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1735) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation to establish the Commonwealth Competition Council. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1736 SD1694 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1736) of Bruce E. Tarr, Leonard Mirra, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote private sector job growth and reduce state spending. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1737 SD1696 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1737) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to reform the regulatory process. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1738 SD1701 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1738) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote contract efficiency. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1740 SD1806 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1740) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, James B. Eldridge, Viriato M. deMacedo and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to the commonwealth of Massachusetts hosting an Olympic Games. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1742 SD1893 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1742) of Bruce E. Tarr, Donald H. Wong, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to create accountability for legislative reports. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1757 HD898 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1757) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to non discrimination training in the workplace. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1794 SD1755 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1794) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the green communities act. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1801 SD190 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1801) of Robert L. Hedlund, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Timothy R. Madden, James M. Cantwell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the treatment of elephants. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
S.1804 SD1707 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1804) of Bruce E. Tarr, Carolyn C. Dykema, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to tourism collaboration. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.1824 HD2315 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1824) of Timothy R. Whelan and others relative to allowing physicians to retain a person administered naloxone when deemed medically necessary. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1830 HD1167 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1830) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to municipal use of insurance proceeds. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1832 HD2171 By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1832) of Paul J. Donato and others relative to contracts for town assessors, treasurers and collectors. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1832 SD1102 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1832) of Anne M. Gobi, Carolyn C. Dykema, Richard J. Ross, Bradford R. Hill and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to motor vehicle safety checkpoints. Transportation.
S.1835 SD185 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1835) of Robert L. Hedlund, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr., David F. DeCoste and others for legislation to regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles. Transportation.
S.1836 SD651 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1836) of Robert L. Hedlund, James M. Cantwell, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide Gold Star license plates to families of fallen veterans not killed in combat. Transportation.
S.1838 SD1595 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1838) of Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Viriato M. deMacedo, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to license requirements. Transportation.
S.1855 SD638 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1855) of Thomas M. McGee, Louis L. Kafka, David T. Vieira, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a motorcycle safety fund. Transportation.
H.1878 HD1105 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1878) of Timothy R. Whelan and others relative to regional stabilization funds. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1882 HD3074 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1882) of Bruce J. Ayers and others that the Department of Public Health study the feasibility of absorbing oversight of “memory care” assisted living facilities and units in the Commonwealth. Public Health.
S.1884 SD1456 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1884) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to distinctive registration plates. Transportation.
S.1887 SD1642 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1887) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to toll workers. Transportation.
S.1892 SD1724 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1892) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for legislation relative to commercial fees. Transportation.
S.1938 Text of amendment (176) (offered by Senator Eldridge) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements
S.1944 Text of amendment (124) (offered by Senator Montigny et al) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements
S.1945 Text of amendment (937) (offered by Senator deMacedo) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements
H.2337 HD2984 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2337) of Steven S. Howitt and others relative to pension benefits for widows. Public Service.
H.2357 HD1508 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2357) of Kevin J. Kuros, Richard J. Ross and Joseph D. McKenna for legislation to require state employees to utilize vacation and personal days prior to requesting paid time off to volunteer under the Commonwealth Corps program. Public Service.
H.2441 HD948 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2441) of Bruce J. Ayers and others relative to providing for an income tax credit for families caring for relatives at home who are elderly or victims of Alzheimer's disease. Revenue.
H.2456 HD2287 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2456) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to property tax exemptions for persons over seventy years of age. Revenue.
H.2459 HD361 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2459) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to property tax exemptions for veterans. Revenue.
H.2460 HD2559 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2460) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to property tax abatements for veterans. Revenue.
H.2488 HD2293 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2488) of Shawn Dooley and others relative to information included with municipal tax bills. Revenue.
H.2489 HD2349 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2489) of Shawn Dooley and others relative to the estate tax code. Revenue.
H.2490 HD1607 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2490) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to direct the Commissioner of Revenue to annually designate a sales tax holiday. Revenue.
H.2492 HD2220 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2492) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the sale or conversion of certain tax exempt property. Revenue.
H.2493 HD2326 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2493) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to taxation abatements. Revenue.
H.2495 HD1911 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2495) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to the tax on gross gaming revenues, the waiting period for certain former public officials to be employed by gaming licensees and prohibiting financial assistance from state funds for gaming licensees. Revenue.
H.2501 HD887 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2501) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to benefits received by cities and towns prior to foreclosure of the rights of redemption under a tax title or taking. Revenue.
H.2524 HD557 By Mr. Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2524) of Carmine L. Gentile and others for legislation to allow municipalities to exempt up to fifty percent of real estate taxes for seniors whose annual property taxes exceed ten percent of their annual income. Revenue.
H.2542 HD1006 By Representative Howitt of Seekonk and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2542) of Steven S. Howitt, Michael J. Rodrigues and others relative to Title V income tax credit reform of financial aid for homeowners who have incurred costs for the repair or replacement of failed septic systems. Revenue.
H.2543 HD2513 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2543) of Steven S. Howitt and others relative to industrial zoned small business property tax exemption. Revenue.
H.2544 HD2514 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2544) of Steven S. Howitt and others for legislation to establish a senior citizen volunteer property tax reduction. Revenue.
H.2594 HD2909 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2594) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation relative to the collection of personal property taxes. Revenue.
H.2613 HD407 By Messrs. McMurtry of Dedham and Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2613) of Paul McMurtry, Aaron Vega and others relative to exempting certain school supply expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers from the income tax. Revenue.
H.2614 HD550 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2614) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation exempt sales of living trees used in commercial and residential landscapes from the sales tax. Revenue.
H.2641 HD2929 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2641) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others for legislation to require a one-year waiting period after passage of an act creating new taxes for said taxes to become effective. Revenue.
H.2661 HD1273 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2661) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and Richard J. Ross relative to the interest paid to taxpayers on tax abatements. Revenue.
H.2695 HD1384 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2695) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation relative to the calculation of motor vehicle excise taxes. Revenue.
H.2696 HD1401 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2696) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to provide tax deductions for contributions to certain college savings plans. Revenue.
H.2698 HD1862 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2698) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to assess certain taxes for financing regional transportation needs and investments. Revenue.
H.2709 HD424 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2709) of Brian M. Ashe and others for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor designating the last day of February as Rare Disease Day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2727 HD233 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2727) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to filing fees for limited liability companies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2733 HD3122 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2733) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others providing for an investigation and study relative to the feasibility of improving state agency information sharing capabilities to facilitate new business registration. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2744 HD666 By Representative Garlick of Needham and Senator Rush, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2744) of Denise C. Garlick, Michael F. Rush and Richard J. Ross for legislation to authorize the Department of Transportation to acquire certain parcels of land in the town of Needham to be used for a highway buffer zone. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2778 HD1585 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2778) of Kevin J. Kuros and others for legislation to establish a sunset commission to periodically review government agencies and authorities. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2782 HD63 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2782) of Timothy R. Madden and others 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. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2799 HD2932 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2799) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others for legislation to require the biennial review of rules and regulations with an economic impact small businesses. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2800 HD2935 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2800) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others for legislation to delay implementation of new regulations for a year subsequent to publication. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2802 HD3551 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2802) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to establish a commission to research and assess opportunities to increase accessibility to the Code of Massachusetts Regulations. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2816 HD56 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2816) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to amend the Open Meeting Law by defining a 'Public Internet Discussion' and setting requirements for members of a public body to discuss matters before it in a 'Public Internet Discussion'. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2862 HD965 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2862) of Josh S. Cutler and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to vegetation removal by public utility companies. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2863 HD1233 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2863) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to public utility company vegetation management . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2868 HD3553 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2868) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to utility meters and the rights of utility ratepayers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2922 HD1994 By Mr. Frost of Auburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2922) of Paul K. Frost and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the Olympic Games in the Commonwealth. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2925 HD3463 By Messrs. Moran of Boston and Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2925) of Byron Rushing and others for the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2926 HD3444 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2926) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to enhancing tourism at the State House. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2973 HD1965 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2973) of Angelo L. D'Emilia and others for legislation to clarify the definition, testing regulations and enforcement of motorcycle sound emissions. Transportation.
H.2981 HD2068 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2981) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to motor vehicle safety checkpoints. Transportation.
H.3055 HD3498 By Representative O'Connell of Taunton and Senator Hedlund, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3055) of Shaunna L. O'Connell, Robert L. Hedlund and others relative to motor vehicle license requirements. Transportation.
H.3056 HD1331 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3056) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to the penalties associated with moving violations. Transportation.
H.3057 HD2069 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3057) of Jerald A. Parisella and others for legislation to authorize certain veterans to use facilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities without cost to such veterans. Transportation.
H.3060 HD1761 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3060) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to authorize regional transit authorities to establish enterprise funds. Transportation.
H.3081 HD1772 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3081) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation relative to motorcycle safety with malfunctioning traffic signals not detecting motorcycles. Transportation.
H.3126 HD3364 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3126) of James Arciero and others for legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3137 HD2210 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3137) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to tuition and fee waivers for armed forces reserves. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3140 HD2250 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3140) of Bradford R. Hill and others for legislation to allow veterans living in housing authorities to deduct the cost of traveling for medical purposes from the income total assessed by said authority. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3160 HD2077 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3160) of Jerald A. Parisella and others that the word “veteran” be added to ballots of candidates who have honorably served in the armed forces. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3196 HD3660 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3196) of Shawn Dooley and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Norfolk be authorized to continue the employment fire chief Coleman Bushnell, notwithstanding certain provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3197 HD3659 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3197) of Shawn Dooley and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Norfolk be authorized to continue the employment police chief Charles H. Stone, Jr., notwithstanding certain provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3253 HD2301 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3253) of Kevin J. Kuros and others relative to the liability of historical preservation organization employees. The Judiciary.
H.3258 HD1682 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3258) of Aaron Vega and others for legislation to provide for an assessment against certain persons convicted of misdemeanors to be used to establish a police career incentive trust fund. The Judiciary.
H.3313 HD3124 By Representative O'Connell of Taunton and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3313) of Shaunna L. O'Connell, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to motorcycle parking. Transportation.
H.3391 HD1684 By Representatives Donahue of Worcester and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3391) of Daniel M. Donahue, Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to unfunded mandates on public schools. Education.
H.3419 HD2884 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3419) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to authorize a farmers market healthy alternative incentive program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3462 HD1457 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3462) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to direct deposit of municipal employees compensation. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.3495 HD3474 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3495) of Brian M. Ashe and others relative to tax title expense. Revenue.
H.3510 HD2677 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3510) of Paul McMurtry, Richard J. Ross and Timothy R. Whelan for legislation to exempt certain taxpayers over eighty years of age from being audited. Revenue.
H.3514 HD2659 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3514) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to the value of classic or antique vehicles in calculating the sales tax. Revenue.
H.3528 HD1486 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3528) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to the process for increasing seasonal utility rates. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3574 HD3896 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3574) of Shawn Dooley and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Plainville be authorized to employee firefighters notwithstanding the provisions of the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3645 HD3970 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3645) of David Paul Linsky, Richard J. Ross and Karen E. Spilka (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to lease certain town-owned property. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3646 HD3971 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3646) of David Paul Linsky, Richard J. Ross and Karen E. Spilka (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to lease certain town-owned property. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3661 HD4009 By Mr. Gentile of Sudbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3661) of Carmine L. Gentile, Richard J. Ross and Alice Hanlon Peisch (by vote of the town) that the town of Wayland be authorized to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3746 HD3914 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study concerning pancreatic cancer. Public Health.

Richard J. Ross lives in Wrentham MA, and is the owner of R. J. Ross Funeral Home. He enjoys history, reading, volunteering, and spending time with his family.

Personal Information

Profession: Business Owner/Funeral Director - R. J. Ross Funeral Home

Career Highlights

  • Wrentham Cooperative Bank (Director); Pond Home (Director); Community at Pond Meadow (Director)
  • Kennedy Donovan Center (past President)
  • Hockamock YMCA; Lions Club
  • United Regional Chamber of Commerce; Mass Audubon

Education & Public Service

  • American University School of Government
  • Harvard University
  • New England Institute of Anatomy, '75
  • Wrentham Historical Commission (1974-2003), Wrentham Conservation Commission (1977-'78)
  • Wrentham Refuse Disposal Commission (1977-'78), Wrentham Board of Health (1979-'80)
  • Veteran's Agent (1981-'82), Burial Agent for the Board of Health (1981-2004) ;Mass. House (2005-2010)
  • Mass State Senate, May 2010 (to fill vacancy) to present
Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex -- Consisting of the towns of Franklin, precincts 1 to 4, inclusive, and precinct 7, Millis, Needham, precincts A to C, inclusive, I and J, Norfolk, Plainville, Wellesley, precincts B, F, and G and Wrentham, in the county of Norfolk; the city of Attleboro, ward 1, ward 2 and ward 3, precinct A, and the town of North Attleborough in the county of Bristol; and the towns of Natick, precincts 6, 7, 9 and 10, Sherborn and Wayland in the county of Middlesex.