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Robert M. Koczera Representative

D New Bedford
Robert M. Koczera

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State House
Room 448
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2582
Email: Robert.Koczera@mahouse.gov
District Office
First Saturday of every month, North End Business Association
471 Ashley Blvd.
New Bedford, MA 02745
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Bill Docket Bill Title
HD3884 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas P. Kennedy and others relative to photographs used for driver’s licenses and identification cards. Transportation.
S.96 SD1100 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 96) of James B. Eldridge, Robert M. Koczera, Kay Khan, Thomas P. Conroy and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the privacy of consumer financial information. 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.
S.141 SD1520 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 141) of Michael F. Rush, Robert M. Koczera, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to mobile wireless contracts and agreements. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.142 SD1528 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 142) of Michael F. Rush, Robert M. Koczera, James J. Dwyer, Christopher G. Fallon and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to price discrepancies in gas station purchases . Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.144 SD1766 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 144) of Michael F. Rush, Robert M. Koczera, Christopher G. Fallon and Denise Andrews for legislation relative to the fair distribution and pricing of event tickets. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.151 HD1379 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 151) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to assist people with disabilities in realizing their rights and exercising their responsibilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.234 SD1159 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 234) of James B. Eldridge, David M. Rogers, Robert M. Koczera, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial literacy in schools. Education.
H.244 HD2163 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 244) of Timothy R. Madden and others for legislation to prevent the automatic signing up of consumers for products or services . Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.250 HD1814 By Mr. Markey of Dartmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 250) of Christopher M. Markey and others for legislation to further regulate the business of secondary metals dealing. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.311 HD3318 By Representative Cabral of New Bedford and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 311) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Benjamin B. Downing and others for legislation to promote transformative development in gateway cities. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.315 HD2041 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 315) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to the commercial fishing, shellfish and seafood industries. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.320 SD1079 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 320) of James B. Eldridge, Robert M. Koczera, Timothy R. Madden, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to accountability for corporate political spending. Election Laws.
S.386 SD756 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 386) of Marc R. Pacheco, Robert M. Koczera, Timothy R. Madden and Anne M. Gobi for legislation relative to information technology producer responsibility . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.447 SD1447 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 447) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Sean Garballey, Jason M. Lewis, Benjamin Swan and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate executive compensation at mutual insurance companies. Financial Services.
S.470 SD1459 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 470) of Richard T. Moore and Robert M. Koczera for legislation related to insurer reserve requirements. Financial Services.
S.483 SD201 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 483) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Bruce E. Tarr, Gale D. Candaras, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate pharmacy audits. Financial Services.
S.491 SD1559 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 491) of Michael F. Rush, Paul McMurtry, Robert M. Koczera, Martin J. Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to vacated foreclosed residential property. Financial Services.
H.513 HD573 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 513) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to requiring the teaching of civics in all public elementary and high schools in the Commonwealth. Education.
H.528 HD1455 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 528) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to requiring the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to review state-mandated reporting requirements for school districts . Education.
S.553 SD1495 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 553) of Richard T. Moore, Robert M. Koczera and Antonio F. D. Cabral for legislation to increase health insurer transparency. Health Care Financing.
H.566 HD3298 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 566) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to campaign finance disclosure for certain candidates seeking the office of mayor in municipalities. Election Laws.
H.615 HD1018 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 615) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to establish procedures for early voting in elections in cities and towns. Election Laws.
H.651 HD1034 By Representatives Walz of Boston and Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 651) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to further regulate the financing of political campaigns. Election Laws.
S.656 SD1613 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 656) of Katherine M. Clark, Paul Brodeur, Donald H. Wong, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect our communities. The Judiciary.
H.696 HD3089 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 696) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to reduce plastic bag pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.700 HD2060 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 700) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to managing fisheries and shellfisheries. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.718 SD701 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 718) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael J. Rodrigues, Martin J. Walsh, Tackey Chan and other members of the General Court for legislation relating to assault and battery on public employees. The Judiciary.
S.766 SD1062 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 766) of Mark C. Montigny, Robert M. Koczera, Gale D. Candaras, Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to regulate compensation of board members of public charities. The Judiciary.
H.802 HD850 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 802) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to further regulate the sale and disposal of mercury added thermostats. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.803 HD1092 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 803) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.814 HD512 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator McGee, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 814) of Ellen Story, Thomas M. McGee and others that manufacturers of mercury-added lamps implement a recycling program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.841 HD357 By Mr. Basile of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 841) of Carlo Basile and Robert M. Koczera for legislation to require a carrier to recover all co-insurance and deductible amounts due from patients for covered services. Financial Services.
H.860 HD1774 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 860) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and Robert M. Koczera relative to the sale of homeowners insurance. Financial Services.
H.863 HD122 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 863) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services. Financial Services.
S.879 SD773 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 879) of Marc R. Pacheco, Robert M. Koczera and Karen E. Spilka for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Service Alliance. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.880 SD1342 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 880) of Marc R. Pacheco, Sal N. DiDomenico, Robert M. Koczera and William M. Straus for legislation relative to consumers and workers. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.889 HD1166 By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 889) of Michael A. Costello and Robert M. Koczera relative to clinically appropriate ongoing short term treatment, assessment and reassessment health care observation services coverage and assistance. Financial Services.
H.931 HD1433 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 931) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to health insurance coverage for mastectomies. Financial Services.
H.948 HD1606 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 948) of Elizabeth A. Malia, John F. Keenan and others for legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services. Financial Services.
H.960 HD1188 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 960) of David M. Nangle, Robert M. Koczera and Thomas J. Calter relative to insurance coverage for medically necessary services. Financial Services.
H.1008 HD1577 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1008) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to the annual reporting of patient safety by health care providers. Health Care Financing.
H.1023 HD3030 By Ms. Forry of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1023) of Linda Dorcena Forry and others for legislation to establish a Medicaid and health care reform trust fund. Health Care Financing.
S.1048 SD1065 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1048) of Mark C. Montigny, Robert M. Koczera, Benjamin Swan and Sal N. DiDomenico for legislation relative to Acute-care hospitals. Public Health.
H.1127 HD3170 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1127) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to provide financing for the production and preservation of housing for low and moderate income residents. Housing.
H.1197 HD869 By Mr. Basile of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1197) of Carlo Basile and others relative to the classification of sex offenders who assault children as level 2 or 3 offenders. The Judiciary.
H.1236 HD525 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1236) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to protect children against sex offenders. The Judiciary.
H.1296 HD621 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1296) of James J. Dwyer, Robert M. Koczera and Randy Hunt relative to the penalties imposed for falsely assuming to be a public official. The Judiciary.
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.
H.1301 HD924 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1301) of James J. Dwyer and others relative to parental rights and child survivors of homicide. The Judiciary.
H.1314 HD1219 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1314) of John V. Fernandes and others for legislation to provide certain access to electronic mail accounts of decedents in probating estates . The Judiciary.
S.1491 SD1476 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1491) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Benjamin Swan, Robert M. Koczera, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to require the disclosure of public funding. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1496 HD1758 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1496) of Ronald Mariano and others relative to the penalties for certain violations of the workers' compensation insurance law. The Judiciary.
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.1531 HD2708 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1531) of Shaunna O'Connell and others relative to the evaluation and classification of persons by the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Judiciary.
H.1683 HD332 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1683) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to regulate the compensation payable to board members of public charities. The Judiciary.
H.1698 HD2840 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1698) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to burial benefits under the workers' compensation law. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1707 HD503 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1707) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to social network privacy and employment. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1708 HD794 By Representatives Coakley-Rivera of Springfield and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1708) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others for legislation to further regulate the method of calculating the period of time for employees in filing certain complaints with the Attorney General under the labor relations laws of the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1747 SD1425 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1747) of Michael F. Rush, Linda Campbell, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the certification of veterans service officers and agents. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.1808 HD302 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1808) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to improve access to the services of educational psychologists. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
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.
H.1859 HD3216 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Wolf, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1859) of Stephen Kulik, Daniel A. Wolf and others relative to municipal zoning, subdivision control, and master planning. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1912 SD1903 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian A. Joyce, Gale D. Candaras, Claire D. Cronin, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve safety at automated teller machines. Financial Services.
H.1928 HD3211 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1928) of Angelo L. D'Emilia and others relative to baseline concussion testing for student athletes. Public Health.
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.1970 HD396 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1970) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to establish a registry of volunteer personnel within the Department of Public Health. Public Health.
S.1979 SD1962 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, James M. Cantwell, Matthew A. Beaton, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a Massachusetts Seafood Marketing Program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1981 HD39 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1981) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.1995 HD266 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1995) 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.2008 HD446 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2008) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives. Public Health.
S.2008 SD1992 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to juvenile life with parole . The Judiciary.
S.2028 SD1997 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Michael Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2177 HD2214 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2177) of Shaunna O'Connell and others for legislation to require mobile data wireless carriers and in-vehicle security and communications providers to provide locator information to law enforcement agencies. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2515 HD1971 By Representative Cabral of New Bedford and Senator Finegold, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2515) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Barry R. Finegold and others relative to Brownfield's tax credit environmental response actions. Revenue.
H.2717 HD1333 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2717) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to create an income tax credit for qualified tuition and fees for higher education. Revenue.
H.2764 HD1041 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2764) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to provide tax incentives for retirement savings. Revenue.
H.2774 HD1620 By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2774) 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.2901 HD3387 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2901) of Martin J. Walsh and others for legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2943 HD1105 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2943) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to include noncarbonated non-alcoholic beverages in the bottle law, so-called. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3153 HD1119 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3153) of William M. Straus and others relative to the installation of live digital video school bus violation detection monitoring systems . Transportation.
H.3208 HD2481 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3208) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others that the Division of State Parks and Recreation issue a ParksPass waivers to certain veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3277 HD1332 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere and Senator Timilty, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3277) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others that the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security in cooperation with the Criminal History Systems Board establish a secondary metals registry and further regulating the licensing of secondary metals dealers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3385 HD3538 By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael A. Costello and others for legislation to require certain telecommunications service companies to provide call center service assistance. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3460 HD3615 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas Kennedy and others relative to providing for home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.3799 HD3944 By Messrs. Cabral of New Bedford and Schmid of Westport, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Antonio F. D. Cabral, Paul A. Schmid, III and Robert M. Koczera for legislation to establish a fire prevention tax credit for historic building. Revenue.
H.3827 HD3929 By Representatives Hunt of Sandwich and Atkins of Concord, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Randy Hunt, Cory Atkins 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.3896 HD4074 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3896) of William M. Straus and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to the appointment and removal of the harbor master in the city of New Bedford. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3943 HD3807 By Representatives Turner of Dennis and Hogan of Stow, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Cleon H. Turner, Kate Hogan and others relative to a sales tax exemption for the sale of used books and other items sold by libraries for fundraising purposes. Revenue.
H.3980 HD4160 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3980) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others (with the approval of mayor and city council) that the city of New Bedford be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4037 Text of an amendment (offered by Mr. DeLeo of Winthrop and other members of the House) to the Senate Bill enhancing protection for victims of domestic violence (Senate, No. 1897). April 8, 2014.

Personal Information

Profession: 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

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