Steven S. Howitt Representative

R Seekonk
Steven S. Howitt

Addresses

State House
Room 237
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2305
Fax: 617-626-0211
Email: Steven.Howitt@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD54 Relative to reinstituting capital punishment in the Commonwealth
HD58 For legislation to establish a system for tracking the unmet service needs of persons with developmental disabilities
HD71 Relative to special education funding
HD88 For legislation to prevent the automatic signing up of consumers for products or services
HD162 Relative to the liability of farmers' markets
SD206 For legislation to grant property tax relief to seniors
SD234 For legislation relative to the spinal cord injury trust fund
SD255 For legislation relative to horse riding instructor’s licenses.
SD256 For legislation to clarify deadlines for submission of applications for land under Chapter 61a.
SD257 For legislation to clarify the allowance of land under chapter 61b
SD347 For legislation to promote safety in the transportation of students
HD361 Relative to property tax exemptions for veterans
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD498 Exempting agencies of the Commonwealth and cities and towns from payment of the tax imposed on the sale of gasoline
HD512 Relative to the transport, storage and sale of used bedding
HD531 An Act to establish estate tax valuation for farms
HD536 That cities and towns be authorized to establish agricultural commissions for the promotion and development of the agricultural resources
SD542 For legislation relative to the re-homing of children
SD589 For legislation to establish a skin cancer and sun safety education program in public schools
HD609 Relative to secondary metals dealings
HD743 Relative to the penalties for the use or manufacture of hidden compartments for the purpose of transporting or distributing controlled substances
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
HD935 For legislation to require funeral directors to make available to potential clients information regarding funeral and burial benefits for veterans
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
HD991 That banking and lending institutions be required to issue certain information on monthly statements to mortgage loan customers
SD1028 For legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft
HD1044 Relative to the periodic inspections of elevators and lifts
SD1063 For legislation relative to standards for protective headgear for operators or passengers on motorcycles.
SD1081 For legislation relative to the distribution of raw milk
HD1093 For legislation to direct the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to make driving records available online for informational purposes
SD1100 For legislation to regulate central service technicians.
SD1116 For legislation to grow the creative economy.
SD1121 For legislation relative to fair access to surplus state equipment.
HD1249 That county commissioners and the sheriffs for the various counties institute a schedule of fees and assess fees to inmates in their custody
HD1253 For legislation to prohibit businesses from misrepresenting the geographic location of such businesses in local telephone directories
HD1264 Relative to the disabled veterans exemption from the motor vehicle excise tax
HD1280 For legislation to prevent a person who has been convicted of a felony or a crime from acting as a professional solicitor
HD1284 Relative to the corporate excise tax
HD1285 Relative to the awarding of diplomas for civics education by the Board of Education
HD1294 Relative to the use of magnetic identification card reader machines when purchasing alcohol
HD1295 Relative to proof of valid identification at voting polls
SD1315 For legislation relative to exemptions from taxation of structures and buildings essential to the operation of agricultural and horticultural lands
HD1327 Relative to the reduction of medication waste
HD1331 Relative to the penalties associated with moving violations
HD1344 Relative to towing and storage of a motor vehicle
HD1381 For legislation to increase the annuities paid to certain disabled veterans and their families
HD1396 For legislation to provide volunteer firefighters with a local option real estate tax exemption
HD1441 Relative to payments in lieu of taxation by organizations exempt from the property tax
HD1469 Relative to the designation of caregivers by certain patients
HD1486 An Act relative to the process for increasing utility rates
SD1486 For legislation to provide a property tax credit to surviving spouses of certain public safety personnel.
HD1549 That the Registry of Motor Vehicles ensure the validity of operators' licenses issued to residents with student visas
HD1584 An Act relative to tax credits for agricultural land
HD1598 For legislation to clarify the definition of affordable housing to include mobile homes
HD1609 For legislation to establish a educational mandate working group
HD1637 Relative to retail sale of gasoline to the motoring public
HD1638 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles may authorize a driver education curriculum presented in an online format
HD1641 Relative to death benefits to surviving spouses of call and volunteer firefighters
SD1648 For legislation related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
SD1685 For legislation relative to zero-based budgeting and budget transparency
SD1692 For legislation to clarify the earned sick time ballot question.
HD1718 Relative to school attendance
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1829 Relative to access to telemedicine services by allowing certain clinicians to be credentialed and to allow for coverage of such services by all payers and the Medicaid program
SD1847 For legislation to enhance the license plate system of the Commonwealth
SD1850 For legislation to prohibit misleading telemarketer calls to consumers
HD1852 That the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals
HD1874 For legislation to increase penalties for distribution and trafficking of oxycodone and derivatives of oxycodone
SD1887 For legislation relative to education.
SD1898 For legislation relative to family and education savings plan.
HD1945 For legislation to allow for the lawful sale of inert ammunition components from certain out of state vendors to lawfully licensed Massachusetts gun owners
HD1951 For legislation to the penalty for blocking public ways and disrupting traffic
HD1955 Relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study of the unemployment benefit eligibility system
HD1956 Relative to stop fraudulent representation of business against performing artists
HD1981 Relative to disqualifying certain individuals from receiving unemployment insurance benefits
HD1991 Relative to penalties for the unauthorized sale of veterans' grave markers
HD1995 Relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel
HD2007 For legislation to establish an advisory committee on the protection of honeybees in the Commonwealth
HD2012 For legislation to increase the maximum tax credit allowed for land conservation incentives
HD2034 For legislation to establish a state meat inspection program and enhance the meat and poultry slaughter and processing infrastructure in the Commonwealth
HD2040 For legislation to provide reimbursements for certain informational technology enhancements in compliance with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career
HD2053 For legislation to promote farm viability
HD2063 For legislation to direct the Commissioner of Agricultural Resources to establish a livestock care and standards board to ensure the humane keeping and treatment of livestock
HD2076 Relative to voting overseas
HD2256 Relative to the foundation funding of special education
HD2261 That costs associated with special education follow students upon the change of school districts in mid year
HD2267 Relative to the formula for district reimbursement through the special education circuit breaker
HD2271 Relative to antique boats, automobiles and motorcycles
HD2285 For legislation to further regulate the operation of piggeries based on their impact on air and water quality
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2334 For legislation to enhance enforcement of laws banning the delivering drugs or articles to prisoners in correctional institutions or jails.
HD2349 Relative to the estate tax code
HD2369 Relative to providing for sales tax holidays, so-called, on the dates August 15 and August 16, 2015
HD2370 Relative to providing for sales tax holidays, so-called, on the dates August 13 and August 14, 2016
HD2377 Relative to the taxation of trucks, tractors, trailers, and railcars that transport people or goods in interstate commerce
HD2378 Relative to limitations on expenditures and revenues
HD2381 Relative to exempting municipalities from the gas tax
HD2383 Relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study concerning performance-based funding for public institutions of higher education
HD2384 Relative to the expansion of the valedictorian tuition waiver program in the public system of higher education
HD2387 For legislation to prohibit reductions of net school spending below the foundation budget amount
HD2402 For legislation to establish an annual sales tax holiday
HD2404 For legislation to establish a working group (including members of the General Court) relative to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
HD2405 Relative to the curriculum frameworks for the core subjects established by the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
HD2407 Relative to calculations of interest for refunds issued by the Department of Revenue
HD2409 Relative to the establishment of a tax amnesty program
HD2412 Relative to the calculation of the inventory tax on certain corporations
HD2413 Relative to the indemnification of certain persons from civil proceedings for injuries or deaths of persons unlawfully entering their dwelling
HD2414 That schools be required to maintain non-patient specific epinephrine auto-injectors to be used in the event of anaphylactic emergencies
HD2415 Relative to the online enticement of children
HD2418 Relative to the deliberate spread of contagious diseases
HD2421 For legislation to authorize the Division of Victim Compensation and Assistance to monitor profits from criminal activities of incarcerated persons
HD2424 For legislation to prohibit eminent domain takings for the purpose of economic development
HD2431 Relative to protecting children from domestic violence
HD2449 Relative to the release of sex offender information to certain victims
HD2569 Relative to the regulation of trade by the establishment of a uniform trade secrets act
HD2579 Relative to a corporate minimum tax exemption
HD2580 Relative to death certificates
HD2616 For legislation to repeal the law providing for the election of the President of the United States by national popular vote
HD2617 For legislation to require seatbelts in school buses
HD2618 For legislation to require photo-identification for persons voting in elections
HD2620 Relative to the voting procedures of presidential electors
HD2623 Relative to motor vehicle insurance surcharges
HD2636 Establishing a personal financial literacy curriculum in schools
HD2689 For legislation to require authorities mandating a project labor agreement to report to the House and Senate committees on Ways and Means
HD2690 Relative to political contributions by investment advisors doing business with public entities
HD2692 For legislation to repeal the law restricting the privatization of certain governmental functions
HD2740 Relative to motor vehicle insurance surcharges
HD2749 Relative to the issuance of tenant/host brewer licenses for the purpose of producing and packaging beer
HD2805 Relative to the penalties for assault and battery on a public employee
HD2837 For legislation to provide for increased transparency in the prevailing wage
HD2839 For legislation to provide for an investigation and study (including members of the General Court) on low and moderate income housing qualifications and recertification
HD2849 An Act establishing the Proudly Made in Massachusetts screen credit
HD2854 Relative to independent contractors
HD2860 For the imposition of a moratorium on the enactment of new mandated health benefits
HD2902 Relative to the calculation of net worth in determining corporate excise taxes
HD2907 That the Division of Professional Licensure amend the Uniform State Plumbing Code and associated regulations to include a category of agricultural buildings and operations
HD2924 That employees injured due to willful misconduct be prohibited from receiving any portion of compensation benefits
HD2925 Relative to the definition of an employee under the labor laws for certain persons performing services
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2953 For legislation to establish a sales tax holiday for certain "Energy Star" products, so-called
HD2963 Relative to the approval of sewer disposal systems which have been installed for less than three years
HD2982 Relative to punishments for property crimes against elderly or disabled persons
HD2999 An Act relative to sex offender notification
HD3009 Relative to the minimum corporate tax
HD3070 Relative to the penalty for the transmission of indecent visual depictions by persons less than eighteen years
HD3195 For legislation to exclude novelty sparklers from the definition of prohibited fireworks
HD3213 Relative to requiring that the health care cost growth benchmark shall be equal to the growth rate of potential gross state product
HD3217 For legislation to encourage the development of clean energy security, energy diversity and economic growth
HD3233 For legislation to require the teaching of civics in public schools
HD3255 An Act relative to strengthening background checks
HD3273 Relative to the rights of certain expelled students to cross examin witnesses at the administrative hearing level
HD3311 Relative to the implementation or use of partnership for assessment for readiness for college and career assessments
HD3343 For legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation
HD3405 For legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams

Rep. Steven Howitt is a dedicated public servant, advocate for accountability, business owner and third generation Seekonk resident with over 30 years of public service to the community and to the Commonwealth. Happily married to Pam Tesler Howitt, a philanthropy executive, since 1990. He is a graduate with a BS/BA from Boston University 's School of Management. Rep. Howitt previously was elected and served two terms on the Seekonk Planning Board and one term on the Seekonk Board of Selectmen. He also held appointments to both the Seekonk Cable and Recycling Committees. He currently volunteers with numerous civic organizations, and looks to actively give back to the communities he serves.

Fourth Bristol, Consisting of Norton: Precincts 1, 2; Rehoboth; Seekonk; Swansea: Precincts 4, 5.