Robert M. Koczera Representative

D New Bedford
Robert M. Koczera

Addresses

State House
Room 448
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2582
Email: Robert.Koczera@mahouse.gov
District Office
New Bedford Office Hours; First Saturday of every month from 9 AM to 10 AM
1911 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02745
Phone: 508-998-8041
Fax: Acushnet Office Hours, First Friday of the month 8:30 AM to 10 AM Acushnet Council on Aging 59 ½ South Main Street Acushnet, MA 02743
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD3848 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to the earned income tax credit. Revenue.
HD4081 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John V. Fernandes, Maura Healey (Attorney General) and others relative to the trafficking of fentanyl. House Rules.
H.113 HD2818 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 113) of James J. O'Day and others relative to administering the medical assistance programs. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.122 SD317 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 122) of Daniel A. Wolf, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.211 SD1043 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 211) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Robert M. Koczera, Kenneth I. Gordon, Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation relative to the workforce competitiveness trust fund. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.221 SD533 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 221) of Joan B. Lovely, Theodore C. Speliotis, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation to create the Home Works Program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.275 SD1343 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 275) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Robert M. Koczera, Barbara L'Italien, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to high school financial literacy education. Education.
H.302 HD1377 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 302) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to authorize the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to establish a local economic development assistance program. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.318 SD332 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 318) of Thomas M. McGee, Brian M. Ashe, Jose F. Tosado, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to physical education in public schools. Education.
H.335 HD3518 By Representative Cantwell of Marshfield and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 335) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to school safety and student success through school-based law enforcement. 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.
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.
S.408 SD923 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 408) of Anne M. Gobi, Robert M. Koczera, Carolyn C. Dykema and Chris Walsh for legislation to establish the Massachusetts paint stewardship program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.443 HD677 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 443) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity. Education.
S.451 SD194 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 451) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.452 SD226 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 452) of Marc R. Pacheco, Robert M. Koczera, Anne M. Gobi, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to information technology producer responsibility. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
H.498 HD2211 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 498) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to provide the highest quality education through access of innovative and research-based language education instructional programs. Education.
H.519 HD968 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 519) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to the calculation of income for spouses of nursing home residents. Elder Affairs.
H.534 HD1220 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 534) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others that the Division of Medical Assistance provide coverage for residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older. Elder Affairs.
H.670 HD1583 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 670) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to establishing the Designated Port Area Fund for the improvement of existing commercial and marine industrial infrastructures. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.707 HD1407 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 707) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.732 HD2548 By Representative Orrall of Lakeville and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 732) of Keiko M. Orrall, Michael J. Rodrigues and others for legislation to establishing the Assawompset Pond Complex flood management district commission. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.752 HD496 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 752) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.756 HD2752 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 756) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.809 HD3282 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 809) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to provide for paid family leave within a new temporary disability insurance program. Financial Services.
H.810 HD1188 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 810) of James M. Cantwell and others that the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates. Financial Services.
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.
H.814 HD3414 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 814) of James M. Cantwell and others for legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program. Financial Services.
S.863 SD594 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 863) of Joan B. Lovely, Michael O. Moore, Robert M. Koczera, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to amend the mandated reporter law. The Judiciary.
S.875 SD810 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 875) of Mark C. Montigny, Robert M. Koczera and Denise Provost for legislation relative to public charity executive and board directors compensation. The Judiciary.
H.879 HD500 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 879) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to health insurance coverage for mastectomies. Financial Services.
H.888 HD2615 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 888) of Mary S. Keefe and others that banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures. Financial Services.
H.926 HD1753 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 926) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to homeowners insurance rate filings that include charges for expected hurricane losses or catastrophes. Financial Services.
H.970 HD2155 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 970) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to public health, substance abuse, treatment and opioids and accessible substance abuse treatment for all. Health Care Financing.
S.997 SD308 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 997) of Marc R. Pacheco, Robert M. Koczera and Jason M. Lewis for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Service Alliance. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.998 SD309 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 998) of Marc R. Pacheco, Robert M. Koczera, William M. Straus and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation relative to consumers and workers. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1022 HD582 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1022) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth Program. Health Care Financing.
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.
S.1042 SD1739 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of John F. Keenan, James M. Cantwell, Daniel A. Wolf, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to responsible stewardship by drug manufacturers. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1045 SD1381 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1045) of Eric P. Lesser, Jennifer L. Flanagan, John F. Keenan, Joan B. Lovely and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent prescription drug abuse by closing the pharmacy shopping loophole. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1064 HD840 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator L'Italien, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1064) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
S.1155 SD1100 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1155) of Anne M. Gobi, Gailanne M. Cariddi, Benjamin B. Downing, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate central service technicians. Public Health.
S.1181 SD560 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1181) of Joan B. Lovely, James J. Dwyer, Dennis A. Rosa, Colleen M. Garry and other members of the General Court relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants. Public Health.
S.1191 SD841 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1191) of Mark C. Montigny, Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., John C. Velis and other members of the General Court for legislation to require automated external defibrillators in schools. Public Health.
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.1468 SD1202 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1468) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Thomas A. Golden, Jr., Paul W. Mark, Aaron Vega and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to building real incentives for college savings. Revenue.
S.1470 SD1402 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1470) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Harriette L. Chandler, Robert M. Koczera, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. Revenue.
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.1503 SD1652 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1503) of John F. Keenan, Garrett J. Bradley, Robert M. Koczera, Angelo L. D'Emilia and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to deeds excise receipts. Revenue.
H.1748 HD1833 By Representatives Michlewitz of Boston and Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1748) of Aaron Michlewitz, Kate Hogan and others for legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1849 HD868 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1849) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1852 HD1437 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1852) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to streamlining municipal finance. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1935 HD3241 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1935) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances. Public Health.
H.1958 HD678 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1958) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants. Public Health.
H.1969 HD2440 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1969) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to the dispensing of controlled substances by emergency room physicians. Public Health.
H.1973 HD45 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1973) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.1986 HD508 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1986) of Louis L. Kafka and others that the Commissioner of Public Health be directed to establish regulations for the return to pharmacies of certain unused medication by health care facilities. Public Health.
H.1998 HD2941 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1998) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives. Public Health.
H.2473 HD613 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2473) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to angel investor tax credits. Revenue.
H.2479 HD1533 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2479) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the earned income credit for working families. Revenue.
H.2503 HD2060 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2503) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. Revenue.
H.2505 HD1883 By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2505) of Carole A. Fiola and others for the establishment of an economic development tax credit incentive program for the substantial rehabilitation of mill properties. Revenue.
H.2525 HD2455 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2525) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to providing tax incentives for small scale commercial development for gateway cities. Revenue.
H.2547 HD2330 By Mr. Hunt of Sandwich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2547) of Randy Hunt and others for legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns. 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.2718 HD3335 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2718) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Paul A. Schmid, III and Robert M. Koczera for legislation to designate the clean energy technology center in the city of New Bedford as the New Bedford marine commerce terminal. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2768 HD2756 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2768) of Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day. 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.2881 HD3217 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2881) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for legislation to encourage the development of clean energy security, energy diversity and economic growth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3216 HD2880 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3216) of Denise Provost and others relative to direct mailings. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3219 HD1843 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3219) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to establish a designated port area community fund. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.3242 HD369 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3242) of Ellen Story, Todd M. Smola and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.3296 HD1584 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3296) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others relative to the valuation of agricultural land. Revenue.
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.3505 HD2435 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3505) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others for legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to funding the construction of public safety buildings through the sales tax. Revenue.
H.3698 HD3965 By Ms. Cole of Peabody, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Leah Cole and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the feasibility of a taxi driver license database. Transportation.
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.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Monsignor James Coyle High School
  • University Massachusetts at Dartmouth, B.A. '75
  • Suffolk University, M.P.A.
  • Providence College M.A.
  • New Bedford City Council (1984-1989, President 1987); New Bedford Planning Board (1984-1986)
  • Democratic City Committee (1976-present)
  • Mass. House (1989-present)
  • Democratic State Committeeman (2004-present)
Eleventh Bristol, Consisting of Acushnet; New Bedford: Ward 1: Precincts A, B, C, Ward 2, Ward 3: Precincts B, C