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Richard T. Moore President Pro Tempore

D Uxbridge
Richard T. Moore

Addresses

State House
Room 111
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1420
Fax: 617-722-1944
Email: Richard.Moore@masenate.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD1872 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Karen E. Spilka, Richard T. Moore, William N. Brownsberger, Josh S. Cutler and others for legislation to repeal the software services tax. Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
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.
HD4092 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell and others for legislation to establish a one year waiting period prior to implementing new taxes. Revenue.
HD4093 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell and others relative to the implementation of regulations. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
HD4094 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell and others that the rules and regulations regarding the economic impact on small businesses be reviewed once every 5 years. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
HD4095 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell and others relative to environmental impacts of generating facilities. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
HD4096 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Shaunna O'Connell and others relative to the posting of public hearing notices by the joint committee on ways and means. Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
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.
S.191 SD1587 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 191) of Karen E. Spilka, John D. Keenan, Martha M. Walz, Paul McMurtry and other members of the General Court for legislation to accelerate entrepreneurship and innovation by partnering world-class entrepreneurs with state agencies. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.200 SD1000 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 200) of Stephen M. Brewer, Todd M. Smola, James M. Murphy, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to geography education. Education.
S.207 SD1419 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 207) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine M. Clark, Barry R. Finegold, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to revive the Foundation Budget Review Commission. 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.
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.612 SD1592 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 612) of Marc R. Pacheco, Anne M. Gobi, Michael R. Knapik, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to further enhance efficiency and accountability of operations at local housing authorities. Housing.
H.623 HD1468 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 623) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to voting overseas. Election Laws.
S.732 SD2 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 732) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Marth Coakley, Attorney General, Richard T. Moore, Jennifer E. Benson and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the penalties for corporate manslaughter. The Judiciary.
S.967 SD310 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 967) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Steven S. Howitt, Richard T. Moore, James M. Cantwell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the powers of town moderators. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1050 SD1160 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1050) of Mark C. Montigny, Patricia D. Jehlen, Richard T. Moore, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce health care costs by promoting evidence-based prescriber education. Public Health.
S.1051 SD1381 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1051) of Mark C. Montigny, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Patricia D. Jehlen, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent undue influence on prescriber behavior . Public Health.
H.1075 HD3186 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1075) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to financial penalties of active duty military personnel withdrawing from postsecondary courses. Higher Education.
S.1088 SD439 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1088) of Marc R. Pacheco, Angelo L. D'Emilia and Richard T. Moore for legislation relative to baseline concussion testing for student athletes. Public Health.
S.1094 SD493 By Mr. Rosenberg, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1094) of Stanley C. Rosenberg, John W. Scibak, Richard T. Moore, Steven M. Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a statewide discount program for pharmaceuticals. Public Health.
H.1104 HD3445 By Representatives Conroy of Wayland and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1104) of Thomas P. Conroy and others for legislation to grant preference to veterans in all state-aided housing projects in the Commonwealth. Housing.
H.1112 HD324 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1112) of John V. Fernandes and Richard T. Moore for legislation to further regulate the renting or leasing of illegal residential premises. Housing.
S.1137 SD265 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1137) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police pursuits in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1197 SD920 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1197) of James E. Timilty, Christopher G. Fallon, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael J. Finn and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to uniform disciplinary procedures for correctional officers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1273 SD579 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1273) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Richard T. Moore and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to increase the hours of employment of pensioners for services after retirement in the public sector. 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.
H.1525 HD2880 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1525) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to criminal offender record information. The Judiciary.
H.1565 HD552 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1565) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to information provided to women seeking abortions. The Judiciary.
H.1567 HD562 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1567) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit abortions solely on account of the sex of the unborn child. The Judiciary.
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.1860 HD931 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1860) of Kevin J. Kuros and others for legislation to authorize cities and towns to establish cable enterprise funds for the support of educational and governmental channels. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1880 SD1896 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James B. Eldridge, Therese Murray, Bruce E. Tarr, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the Senate for legislation to improve drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.1886 SD1892 By Mr. Brewer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen M. Brewer, Gailanne M. Cariddi, Paul McMurtry, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate central service technicians. Public Health.
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.1965 SD1945 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John F. Keenan, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Elizabeth A. Malia, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce prescription drug tampering and abuse. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.2002 HD690 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2002) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to require pain assessment and management in 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.
H.2183 HD2720 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2183) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the minimum age for issuance of firearms identification cards. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2185 HD554 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2185) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to elevator inspection fee waivers for non-profit organizations. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2222 HD2844 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2222) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to the placement of the children of corrections officers on the civil service eligibility list. Public Service.
H.2312 HD1342 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2312) of John V. Fernandes and others for legislation to prohibit mandatory polygraph testing for persons applying to become police officers. Public Service.
H.2629 HD686 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2629) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to promote sales tax fairness for small businesses. 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.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.2969 HD2903 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2969) of George N. Peterson, Jr., Paul K. Frost and Richard T. Moore for legislation to establish a fund to be used to decommission certain wind turbines. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2970 HD2907 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2970) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the health effects of wind turbines and to make certain other changes in law. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2971 HD2913 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2971) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others for legislation to establish a framework for consumer electricity rate savings and to make certain other changes in law. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3116 HD1434 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3116) 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.3204 HD1444 By Messrs. Parisella of Beverly and Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3204) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to employment for members of the armed forces returning from active duty. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3216 HD3134 By Mr. Beaton of Shrewsbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3216) of Matthew A. Beaton and others for legislation to require that fiscal notes be attached to legislation providing unfunded mandates on municipal governments. Ways and Means.
H.3235 HD1261 By Mrs. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3235) of Christine E. Canavan, Richard T. Moore and Cleon H. Turner relative to penalties for breaking and entering a firearm retail wholesaler or manufacturer. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3264 HD1926 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3264) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibit subdivisions of the Commonwealth from further restricting the use or possession of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3268 HD2695 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3268) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to firearm license fees. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3272 HD2712 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3272) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the terms of firearm licenses and exempting certain persons from paying firearms license renewal fees. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3273 HD2717 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3273) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to illegal firearms sales to aliens and unsupervised youth firearm training and the penalties for violations. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3275 HD2953 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3275) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to sales tax exemptions for gun safes and trigger locks. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3276 HD2954 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3276) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others for legislation to provide for an income tax deduction for purchases of a gun safes. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3348 HD2595 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3348) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to provide higher education tuition and fee waivers for certain veterans. Higher Education.
H.3374 HD3316 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3374) of Kevin J. Kuros, Richard T. Moore and Ryan C. Fattman (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Bellingham to grant an additional license for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3442 HD3602 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James J. O'Day, Kevin J. Kuros and Richard T. Moore for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for John Daley, an employee of the Department of Children and Families. Public Service.
H.3525 HD3531 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to the term of appointment of non-civil service police officers. Public Service.
H.3636 HD3758 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3636) of Kevin J. Kuros and Richard T. Moore (by vote of the town) that the town of Bellingham 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.3758 HD3924 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a commuter pass program for users of the Massachusetts Turnpike. Transportation.
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.3828 HD3897 By Mr. Fattman of Sutton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Ryan C. Fattman and Richard T. Moore relative to boating on Webster Lake. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

Massachusetts State Senator Richard T. Moore (D-Uxbridge) is presently serving his ninth term in the Massachusetts Senate representing 14 Southern Central Massachusetts towns formally known as the Worcester and Norfolk district. In early 2013, Senate President Therese Murray (D-Plymouth) appointed Senator Moore to the position of Senate President Pro Tempore, one of the top two leadership posts after Senate President. In this capacity, Senator Moore assists the Senate President and the Senate Majority Leader in the running of the Senate and presides during sessions when the Senate President is temporarily absent .

In addition to his leadership as Senate President Pro Tempore, Senator Moore also serves as Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Ethics and Rules, which controls the flow of legislation; and is a member of the Committee on Bills in Third Reading, which gives bills final review before coming up for near final approval by the Senate. On the national level, the Senator recently served as President of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the NCSL Foundation. Presently, he serves as co-chair of the NCSL Task Force on International Relations; and is a member of the NCSL Task Force on Federal Health Reform Implementation and the Task Force on Immigration and the States .

Prior to his election to the Massachusetts Senate in 1996, Senator Moore served in the Clinton Administration as Associate Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Washington, D.C. from 1994-1996 and served nine terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from 1977 – 1994. He was also selectman of his home town of Hopedale, Massachusetts from 1970-1978 and served as president of the Massachusetts Selectmen’s Association from 1975-76.

Personal Information

Profession: Educational Administrator
Spouse: Joanne Moore (Bednarz)
Religion: Roman Catholic
Pets: Cats (Syko, Moet, Mimi, Maya, El Diablo)
Interests: History, Government, Public Policy, Teaching, Reading

Career Highlights

  • Key architect of the landmark Massachusetts health care reform law that has resulted in near universal access to health care and established the foundation for health cost containment
  • Election by the nation’s thousands of state legislators as President of the National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Led efforts to establish the Blackstone River & Canal Heritage State Park and the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor to appropriately recognize the region’s role in our nation’s history

Education & Public Service

  • Colgate University, M.A.
  • Clark University, A.B.
  • Hopedale High School
  • Mass. Senate (1996-present)
  • Associate Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency (1994-1996)
  • Mass. House (1977-1994)
  • Massachusetts Health and Education Facilities Authority (1968-1970); Selectman (1970-1978, chairman 1971, 1972, 1974 and 1977)
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Worcester and Norfolk - Consisting of the towns of Blackstone, Douglas, Dudley, Hopedale, Mendon, Milford, Millville, Northbridge, precincts 1 and 3, Oxford, Southbridge, Sutton, Uxbridge and Webster in the county of Worcester; and the town of Bellingham in the county of Norfolk.

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