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SD2024 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, James R. Miceli, Matthew A. Beaton, Shawn Dooley and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the expenditure of certain municipal and district monies. Municipalities and Regional Government.
SD2025 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, James R. Miceli, Matthew A. Beaton, Shawn Dooley and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the amount that can be appropriated from the balance of a capital project fund. Municipalities and Regional Government.
SD2036 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure compliance and equity in state reimbursement. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
SD2042 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to recover assets used in the commission of sexual offenses. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
HD3864 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to repeal the 2013 sales tax on computer and software technology services. Revenue.
HD3903 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Geoff Diehl and others for legislation to repeal the linkage of the gas tax to the Consumer Price Index. Revenue.
HD4121 By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Peter J. Durant and others relative to the theft of military service medals. The Judiciary.
HD4163 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to the unemployment insurance rate. Labor and Workforce Development.
HD4197 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to authorize the board of elementary and secondary education to develop or implement the common core standards. Education.
S.14 SD544 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 14) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to prohibit eminent domain. The Judiciary.
S.38 SD613 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 38) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to further regulate the release of information concerning adoption. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.40 SD675 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 40) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the reporting of child abuse to local law enforcement officials. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.123 SD1640 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 123) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the issuance of prize payments to charities. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.132 HD3378 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 132) of Robert L. Hedlund and others that the Department of Transitional Assistance establish and maintain an online application process for businesses wishing to apply to accept electronic benefit transfer cards at point of sale. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.133 HD3384 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 133) of Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation to eliminate fraud in the public assistance programs by requiring stringent asset and identity verification checks before the awarding of benefits. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.134 HD3388 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 134) of Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation to eliminate fraud in public assistance programs by requiring stringent asset and identity verification checks before the awarding of benefits. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.138 HD2623 By Representatives Orrall of Lakeville and O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 138) of Keiko M. Orrall 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.
S.139 SD532 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 139) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase penalties for certain minors involved in the attempt to purchase or consume alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.140 HD548 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 140) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others that the Department of Social Services be authorized to retain certain information to assist in risk and safety assessments of children and families. 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.
H.165 HD3218 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 165) of Robert F. Fennell and others relative to the definition of "bona fide business entities". Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.173 SD1119 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 173) of James B. Eldridge, Sheila C. Harrington, Denise Andrews, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote efficiency and transparency in economic development . Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.178 SD620 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 178) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Massachusetts veterans. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.244 SD601 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 244) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for capital equipment replacement in vocational education as part of state aid to public schools. Education.
S.245 SD602 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 245) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to fund replacement vocational and technical public high school instructional equipment. Education.
S.262 SD533 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 262) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to promote higher levels of achievement in schools by the Office of the State Auditor. Education.
S.263 SD534 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 263) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the definition of students enrolled in special education classes inside and outside of school districts. Education.
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.277 SD1764 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 277) of Bruce E. Tarr and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to empowering vocational schools. Education.
S.288 SD1653 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Harriette L. Chandler, Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Commonwealth's nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.294 SD903 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 294) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Andrews, Sal N. DiDomenico, James M. Murphy and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish an advisory committee on residential care facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.295 SD921 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 295) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Colleen M. Garry, Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias Acute Care Advisory Committee. Elder Affairs.
S.304 SD536 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 304) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to repeal the nursing home tax. Elder Affairs.
S.308 SD1744 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 308) of Bruce E. Tarr and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to psychotropic medications. Elder Affairs.
S.328 SD780 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 328) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to voter registration agencies. Election Laws.
S.335 SD877 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 335) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to require photo identification to receive a ballot. Election Laws.
S.336 SD891 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 336) of Richard J. Ross and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to campaign finance during special elections. Election Laws.
H.354 HD983 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 354) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to the formula for district reimbursement through the special education circuit breaker . Education.
S.401 SD1095 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 401) of Karen E. Spilka, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Thomas M. Stanley, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animals during pet sales. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.411 SD1753 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 411) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to reinforce the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.465 HD564 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 465) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to the awarding of diplomas for civics education by the Board of Education. Education.
S.563 SD540 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 563) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to health insurance penalties. Health Care Financing.
S.589 SD1708 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 589) of Bruce E. Tarr, Leonard Mirra, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to oversight on eligibility for tuition and fee waivers. Higher Education.
S.618 SD1748 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 618) of Bruce E. Tarr and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to streamline housing permitting. Housing.
S.619 SD1761 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 619) of Bruce E. Tarr, Thomas J. Calter, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote savings for first time homebuyers. Housing.
S.621 SD864 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 621) of Daniel A. Wolf, John Hart, Jr., Michael F. Rush, Michael D. Brady and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to compliance of condominium associations. Housing.
H.626 HD568 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 626) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to proof of valid identification at voting polls. Election Laws.
S.754 SD612 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 754) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to further regulate sex offender registration. The Judiciary.
S.755 SD616 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 755) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to electronic communication by sex offenders. The Judiciary.
S.758 SD785 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 758) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to penalties for failure to appear in court. The Judiciary.
S.783 SD542 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 783) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to require that eminent domain takings be for public use purposes and defining the term public use. The Judiciary.
H.784 HD571 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 784) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others that the Department of Environmental Protection be directed to revise regulations to protect and preserve the camping industry. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.785 SD547 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 785) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to share custody of minor children of divorced or separated parents. The Judiciary.
S.786 SD548 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 786) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to employee records. The Judiciary.
S.815 SD1667 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 815) of Bruce E. Tarr, Matthew A. Beaton, Katherine M. Clark, Angelo L. D'Emilia and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance assessment information of the sexual offender registration board. The Judiciary.
S.819 SD1696 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 819) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to habitual drunk drivers. The Judiciary.
S.821 SD1722 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 821) of Bruce E. Tarr and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to Consumer Legal Equalization Act. The Judiciary.
S.822 SD1726 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 822) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael R. Knapik and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to enhance criminal investigations. The Judiciary.
S.883 SD204 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 883) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Michael O. Moore, Barry R. Finegold and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to fair retainage payments in private construction. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.891 SD1165 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 891) of Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to limit indemnity and insurace responsibility for general contractors and subcontractors. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.898 HD1668 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 898) of Geoff Diehl and others for legislation to provide mortgage consolidation and relief. Financial Services.
H.1045 HD3392 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1045) of Robert L. Hedlund and others relative to eliminating fraud in the Mass Health medical assistance program. Health Care Financing.
S.1057 SD43 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1057) of Michael O. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, Cory Atkins, Walter F. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimers Project. Public Health.
S.1144 SD1055 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1144) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to further regulate sex offender registration. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1165 SD551 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1165) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to remove pepper spray from firearms identification. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1175 SD1674 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1175) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to provide oversight of crime labs. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1176 SD1692 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1176) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand the state DNA database. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1245 SD793 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1245) of Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Angelo M. Scaccia for legislation relative to teachers' retirement credits for parochial schools. Public Service.
S.1298 SD924 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1298) of James E. Timilty, Michael O. Moore, Mark J. Cusack, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1357 SD605 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1357) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a special commission on payment in lieu of taxes to municipalities in which group homes are located. Revenue.
S.1358 SD614 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1358) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a tax exemption for a taxpayer supporting an elderly relative. Revenue.
S.1361 SD797 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1361) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to tax deductions for contributions to college savings plans. Revenue.
S.1363 SD808 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1363) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a sales tax retention allowance. Revenue.
S.1364 SD1652 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1364) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to tax abatements. Revenue.
H.1366 HD1985 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1366) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to uniform adult guardianship. The Judiciary.
S.1410 SD854 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1410) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
S.1436 SD1687 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1436) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to provide local property tax relief. Revenue.
S.1438 SD1732 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1438) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to promote civic engagement in setting the income tax rate. Revenue.
S.1439 SD1735 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1439) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to provide income tax relief during economic prosperity. Revenue.
S.1440 SD1739 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1440) of Bruce E. Tarr, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to support commercial fishing. Revenue.
S.1443 SD1754 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1443) of Bruce E. Tarr, Geoff Diehl, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas J. Calter and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote economic growth in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1444 SD1757 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1444) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Barry R. Finegold, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to create an angel investment tax credit. Revenue.
S.1445 SD1762 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1445) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Timilty, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to create an incentive for job creation. Revenue.
H.1508 HD1851 By Mr. Miceli of Wilmington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1508) of James R. Miceli and others for legislation to authorize the arrest without a warrant of any person for probable cause of assault and battery on a public employee or health care worker. The Judiciary.
H.1526 HD663 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1526) of Shaunna O'Connell, James J. Dwyer and others relative to public access to sex offender information. The Judiciary.
H.1527 HD664 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1527) of Shaunna O'Connell, James J. Dwyer and others relative to the penalties for sexual abuse of a child under the age of 13. The Judiciary.
H.1528 HD665 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1528) of Shaunna O'Connell, James J. Dwyer and others relative to the protection of children and developmentally disabled individuals. The Judiciary.
H.1529 HD667 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1529) of Shaunna O'Connell, James J. Dwyer and others relative to the sex offender laws. The Judiciary.
H.1530 HD1328 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1530) of Shaunna O'Connell, James J. Dwyer and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of criminal offender record information requestors conducting fingerprint-based checks of the national criminal history databases. The Judiciary.
S.1549 SD1714 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1549) of Bruce E. Tarr and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to create accountability for legislative reports. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1550 SD1718 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1550) of Bruce E. Tarr, Geoff Diehl, Michael R. Knapik and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation to establish the Commonwealth Competition Council. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1551 SD1749 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1551) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation to promote private sector job growth and reduce state spending. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1552 SD1755 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1552) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Bradley H. Jones, Jr. for legislation to reform the regulatory process. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1562 HD542 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1562) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others that county commissioners and the sheriffs for the various counties institute a schedule of fees and assess fees to inmates in their custody. The Judiciary.
H.1563 HD549 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1563) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to provide that interstate criminal offender records be made available to certain persons and agencies. 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.1572 SD705 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1572) of Cynthia S. Creem, Alice Hanlon Peisch, James B. Eldridge, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.
S.1699 SD558 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1699) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to enhance local road construction and speed limits. Transportation.
S.1709 SD1547 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1709) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and Robert L. Hedlund for legislaton to promote road safety. Transportation.
S.1712 SD1673 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1712) of Bruce E. Tarr, Theodore C. Speliotis, Carlo Basile, John D. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the license plate system of the Commonwealth. Transportation.
S.1714 SD1738 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1714) of Bruce E. Tarr, Tom Sannicandro, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Robert L. Hedlund for legislation relative to boat registration. Transportation.
S.1825 Text of amendment number (222) updating the bottle bill offered by Ms. Creem to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3)
S.1854 SD1865 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Brian M. Ashe, Bruce J. Ayers, Jay F. Barrows and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. Transportation.
S.1914 SD1898 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Linda Campbell and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animal welfare and safety. The Judiciary.
S.1963 SD1942 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore, Michael O. Moore, John F. Keenan, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation to designate June fourteenth as the birthday of the United States Army and June ninth as General Sylvanus Thayer Day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2279 HD1939 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2279) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to mandate restroom breaks for public transit employees. Public Service.
H.2544 HD2640 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2544) of Geoff Diehl and others for legislation to provide certain tax abatements to veterans and their surviving spouses. Revenue.
H.2587 HD804 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit. Revenue.
H.2588 HD805 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2588) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
H.2606 HD873 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2606) of Randy Hunt and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study of the feasibility of simplifying the personal income tax code. Revenue.
H.2702 HD1466 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2702) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to exempting active and full-time military service members from motor vehicle excise taxes. Revenue.
H.2703 HD1492 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2703) of George N. Peterson, Jr., Paul K. Frost and Robert L. Hedlund relative to property tax assessments for the blind. Revenue.
H.2714 HD3404 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2714) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to the disabled veterans exemption from the motor vehicle excise tax. Revenue.
H.2865 HD1458 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2865) of George N. Peterson, Jr., Paul K. Frost and Robert L. Hedlund for the issuance by the Governor of an annual proclamation setting apart the month of March as multiple system atrophy awareness month. 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.3507 HD2748 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3507) of Geoff Diehl and others relative to mortgage assistance for citizens who are financially unable to make mortgage payments. Financial Services.
H.3631 HD3821 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Daniel B. Winslow and others for legislation to award loans with discounted interest rates to students who attend certain colleges or universities. Higher Education.
H.3661 HD3817 By Messrs. Vega of Holyoke and Mahoney of Worcester, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Aaron Vega, John J. Mahoney and others for legislation to establish post-employment sick leave banks. Public Service.
H.3783 HD3914 By Mr. DeLeo of Winthrop, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert A. DeLeo, Martha Coakley (Attorney General) and others relative to the requirement of residential property owners to purchase or pay for flood insurance. Financial Services.
H.3966 HD3905 By Messrs. Heroux of Attleboro and Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to licenses to carry firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.4034 An Act enhancing protection for victims of domestic violence

Sen. Hedlund grew up in Hingham and graduated from Hingham Public Schools. As a teenager, he took over his grandfather’s truck repair business in Quincy and became active in the South Shore Chamber of Commerce. Frustrated with the direction of state government, he launched a two-year campaign that saw him defeat two older and better funded candidates in the 1990 primary on his way to unseating a 26-year incumbent. After losing his seat during the 1992 election, he won it back in 1994 and has held it since, thanks to an independent voting record, a belief in constituent service, and a platform of low taxes, smaller government and civil liberties.

Personal Information

Profession: Small Business Owner
Children: 1
Interests: History, softball, cycling, music

Career Highlights

  • Served as chief Senate sponsor of Melanie’s Law
  • Blocked a proposed LNG facility from being built at the Boston Harbor Islands National Park
  • Helped dismantle the Mass. Turnpike Authority
  • Led push in Senate to reform our illegal immigration rules; Never voted for a single tax hike

Education & Public Service

  • Hingham High School
  • Wentworth Institute
  • Quincy College
  • University of Massachusetts at Boston
  • South Shore Chamber of Commerce
  • Mass. Senate (1991-'92, 1994-present)
Plymouth and Norfolk -- Consisting of the towns of Duxbury, Hingham, Hull, Marshfield, Norwell and Scituate in the county of Plymouth; and the towns of Cohasset and Weymouth in the county of Norfolk.

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