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Shaunna O'Connell Representative

R Taunton
Shaunna O'Connell

Addresses

State House
Room 237
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2305
Email: Shaunna.O'Connell@mahouse.gov
District Office
141 Oak Street
Taunton, MA 02780
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Bill Docket Bill Title
SD2013 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco, Patricia A. Haddad and Shaunna O'Connell for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Cary Crossman, an employee of the Department of Transportation. Public Service.
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.
HD3651 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for adoption of resolutions condemning the actions of the Internal Revenue Service in regard to their investigation of non-profit groups with certain political affiliations. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
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.
HD4062 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to the visitation rights of great grandparents. The Judiciary.
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.
HD4159 By Ms. Harrington of Groton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Sheila C. Harrington and others relative to the care and protection of children. 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.
H.107 HD1354 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 107) of Bradford Hill and Shaunna O'Connell for legislation to direct the Inspector General to conduct an investigation of the Department of Children and Families relative to appropriate levels of care for children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.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.
H.164 HD2738 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 164) of Geoff Diehl and others for legislation to create a strategy for small businesses. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.256 SD487 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 256) of Marc R. Pacheco, Michael O. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, Michael D. Brady and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a special commission relative to digital textbooks. Education.
H.328 HD3241 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 328) of James Arciero and others that limited liability corporations dealing with children be licensed through the Department of Early Education . Education.
H.589 HD987 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 589) of Bradford Hill, Leonard Mirra and Shaunna O'Connell for legislation to require applicants for voter registration to show proof of identification. Election Laws.
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.
H.682 HD3425 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 682) of Angelo L. D'Emilia and others relative to the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.773 HD3048 By Ms. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 773) of Keiko M. Orrall and Shaunna O'Connell relative to the number of hooks on a fishing lure. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.887 SD580 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 887) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Brian A. Joyce, Barry R. Finegold, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the pooling of tips. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.895 SD1677 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 895) of Bruce E. Tarr, Barry R. Finegold, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve unemployment insurance. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1073 HD2038 By Messrs. Lyons of Andover and Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1073) of James J. Lyons, Jr. and others relative to in-state tuition rates and fees at public institutions. Higher Education.
H.1094 HD3238 By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1094) of John J. Binienda and others for legislation to further enhance efficiency and accountability of operations at local housing authorities. Housing.
H.1106 HD112 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1106) of Claire D. Cronin, Brian A. Joyce and Shaunna O'Connell (by vote of the town) relative to rent regulations and control of evictions in mobile home parks in the town of Easton. Housing. [Local Approval Received.]
H.1174 HD3247 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1174) of James Arciero and others relative to the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Judiciary.
H.1175 HD3248 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1175) of James Arciero and others for legislation to require prosecutors to notify victims of their rights to provide the Sex Offender Registry Board with written impact statements. The Judiciary.
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.
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.1198 HD3033 By Mr. Beaton of Shrewsbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1198) of Matthew A. Beaton and others for legislation to increase the penalties for violations of certain hunting laws. The Judiciary.
H.1409 HD2986 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1409) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to protection from sex offenders. The Judiciary.
H.1479 HD1223 By Messrs. Lyons of Andover and Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1479) of James J. Lyons, Jr., Marc T. Lombardo and others relative to the use of the term "gender identity" in the General Laws. The Judiciary.
H.1544 HD3200 By Ms. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1544) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to the termination of parental rights in cases where a child is born of sexual assault or rape. The Judiciary.
H.1560 HD1916 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1560) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the indemnification of certain persons from civil proceedings for injuries or deaths of persons unlawfully entering their dwelling. The Judiciary.
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.
H.1736 HD2431 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1736) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the definition of an employee under the labor laws for certain persons performing services. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1755 HD2650 By Representatives Orrall of Lakeville and Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1755) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to unemployment compensation rates from certain employers. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1778 HD603 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1778) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to labor laws governing certain independent contractors. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.
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.
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.2160 HD944 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2160) of Kevin J. Kuros and others relative to establishing the Massachusetts child AMBER Alert plan to assist in the recovery of abducted children through prompt notification. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2182 HD2707 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2182) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to unfair or deceptive acts or practices concerning the lawful sale of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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.2536 HD2691 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2536) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to create an angel investor tax credit. Revenue.
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.2657 HD1921 By Messrs. Lyons of Andover and Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2657) of James J. Lyons, Jr., Marc T. Lombardo and others for legislation to reduce the sales tax to five per cent. Revenue.
H.2658 HD2912 By Messrs. Lyons of Andover and Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2658) of James J. Lyons, Jr., Marc T. Lombardo and others for legislation to reduce the income tax to five percent. Revenue.
H.2688 HD539 By Representatives Orrall of Lakeville and Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2688) of Keiko M. Orrall, Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to suspend the taxation of meals for a five-day period in May, 2013. Revenue.
H.2712 HD1509 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2712) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to exempt farmers’ markets from certain property taxes. 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.2830 HD2461 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2830) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the failure to file certain reports by candidates under the campaign finance laws. 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.2964 HD1571 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2964) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3065 HD767 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3065) of Anne M. Gobi and others relative to standards for protective headgear for operators or passengers on motorcycles. Transportation.
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.3247 HD3016 By Ms. Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3247) of Sheila C. Harrington and Shaunna O'Connell for legislation to permit the sale of Olympic competition pistols by licensed firearms dealers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3266 HD2693 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3266) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibit counties, cities or towns from adopting ordinances or regulations concerning lawful firearms, ammunition or ammunition component rights. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3269 HD2697 By Mr. Peterson of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3269) of George N. Peterson, Jr. and others relative to the licensing of firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3317 HD3035 By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3317) of Peter J. Durant and others relative to municipal retirement and health insurance benefits . Public Service.
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.3503 HD3612 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others relative to the issuance of "Boston Strong" motor vehicle registration plates. Transportation.
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.3608 HD3642 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Geoff Diehl and others for legislation to establish a tax amnesty program. Revenue.
H.3646 Filed by Mr. Winslow of Norfolk and other members of the House. September 12, 2013.
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.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.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.

Shaunna O’Connell is a Taunton native and very proud to be raising her own family in her hometown. She has been married to her husband, Ted, for 13 years, and their greatest joy is raising their two children, Ashton and Riley.

Shaunna and her family enjoy volunteering their time in the community in many different ways, whether it be in helping to organize a community event or being active through their church.

The O’Connells are a close-knit family that love to play together. Their favorite summer pastime is vacationing on their boat, where they can "get away from it all." The whole family loves to kayak, go tubing, sailing, and explore the Elizabeth Islands. Together they collect beautiful sea glass on the beaches.

At home they love to play outside and go hiking in the woods behind their house. In the winter, Ted makes a skating rink for the kids, and he also takes everyone for sleigh rides in the woods with his quad.

Personal Information

Profession: Freelance Court Reporter
Spouse: Ted O’Connell
Children: 2
Religion: Protestant
Pets: Two cats, three fish
Interests: Boating, kayaking, reading, running, volunteering, cooking

Career Highlights

  • Certified Massachusetts Court Reporter
  • 2010 - Elected to Massachusetts House of Representatives
  • 2010 - Appointed to House Ways and Means Committee
  • Chair Southeast Massachusetts Caucus

Education & Public Service

  • Massasoit Community College
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • Community Voices Committee for Jessica's Law
  • Safe Church Advocate – West Congregational Church
  • Started West Church Community Outreach Program; 2010 Citation for Taunton Emergency Management Agency volunteer work
  • United Way Community Allocation Panel; GOP Woman’s Advisory Board
Third Bristol, Consisting of Easton: Precinct 6; Taunton: Wards 1, 2, Ward 3: Precinct A, Wards 5, 7, 8

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