Thomas J. Calter Representative

D Kingston
Thomas J. Calter

Addresses

State House
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Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2460
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Email: Thomas.Calter@mahouse.gov
District Office
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Bill Docket Bill Title
HD1567 An Act relative to preventing death by drug overdose
HD1879 Relative to toxins contained in the vapor produced by e-cigarettes
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2463 An Act requiring insurance providers cover a minimum of 30 days for in-patient substance abuse treatment
HD2670 For legislation to require training on the diagnosis, treatment, and care of patients with cognitive impairments for the renewal of a physician’s certificate
S.81 SD1728 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 81) of John F. Keenan, Tom Sannicandro, Thomas J. Calter, Elizabeth A. Malia and other members of the General Court for legislation to the protect persons with a disability. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.112 HD2477 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 112) of James J. O'Day, Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.131 SD121 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 131) of Cynthia S. Creem, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, David Paul Linsky, Thomas J. Calter and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide consumers with equal protection for all real estate appraisals. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.157 HD3215 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 157) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to enhancing consumer protection and transparency under the social work licensing law. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.160 HD1593 By Ms. Cariddi of North Adams, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 160) of Gailanne M. Cariddi and others for legislation to require transparency in solicitations via telephone and similar devices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.162 SD133 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 162) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Bradford R. Hill, David Paul Linsky, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to further regulate the continuing education requirements for certain real estate appraisers and trainees. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.165 HD1310 By Representative Chan of Quincy and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 165) of Tackey Chan, John F. Keenan and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to provide for the licensing and regulation of drain cleaners. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.174 HD1232 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 174) of Josh S. Cutler and Thomas J. Calter relative to water treatment and wastewater plants and systems. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.249 HD1137 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 249) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to the occupation of advanced dental hygiene practitioner. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.261 SD580 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 261) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Edward F. Coppinger, Thomas J. Calter, Timothy R. Madden and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve literacy skills. Education.
S.262 SD743 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 262) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Denise Provost, Jason M. Lewis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to language opportunity for our kids. Education.
H.269 HD1244 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 269) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others relative to defining a timeframe for users of real estate appraisal services to file a complaint with the Massachusetts Department of Public Licensure . Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.269 SD765 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 269) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sean Garballey, Denise Provost, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education.
S.336 SD1012 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 336) of Karen E. Spilka, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Lori A. Ehrlich, Joan B. Lovely and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and bi-literacy. Education.
H.386 HD2207 By Messrs. Gordon of Bedford and Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 386) of Kenneth I. Gordon, James M. Cantwell and others relative to social media password privacy for school students. Education.
H.422 HD1698 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 422) of Kay Khan and others relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students. Education.
S.439 SD466 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 439) of Jason M. Lewis, Chris Walsh, Lori A. Ehrlich, Paul R. Heroux and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.440 SD648 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 440) of Jason M. Lewis, Chris Walsh, Josh S. Cutler, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.446 SD447 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 446) of Michael O. Moore, Timothy R. Madden, Brian R. Mannal, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the enforcement of illegal hunting practices. 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.
S.485 SD1790 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 485) of Harriette L. Chandler, Kimberly N. Ferguson, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to cognitive rehabilitation. Financial Services.
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.
S.502 SD985 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 502) of Anne M. Gobi, Harriette L. Chandler, Marc R. Pacheco, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage. Financial Services.
H.516 HD2975 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 516) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Elder Affairs.
H.520 HD2456 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 520) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.521 HD664 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 521) of Jonathan Hecht and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care. Elder Affairs.
H.548 HD2392 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 548) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to improving disclosure of electioneering communications reports. Election Laws.
S.628 SD252 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 628) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Linda Dorcena Forry, James B. Eldridge, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to protect health care reform funding. Health Care Financing.
H.645 HD3405 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 645) of Claire D. Cronin and others for legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.655 HD2336 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 655) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the use and protection of pollinators. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.715 SD362 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 715) of Marc R. Pacheco and Thomas J. Calter for legislation relative to manufactured housing communities. Housing.
H.716 HD2259 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 716) of Timothy R. Madden and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the effects of coastal and ocean acidification and its existing and potential effects on species that are commercially harvested and grown along the coast of the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.731 HD2007 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 731) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to establish an advisory committee on the protection of honeybees 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.784 HD764 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 784) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies. Financial Services.
S.794 SD1766 By Mr. deMacedo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 794) of Viriato M. deMacedo, Mathew Muratore, Thomas J. Calter, Susan Williams Gifford and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to naming the Plymouth Trial Court in honor of Senate President Therese Murray. The Judiciary.
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.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.834 SD1061 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 834) of Anne M. Gobi, Sal N. DiDomenico, James E. Timilty, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law. The Judiciary.
H.843 HD3343 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 843) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others for legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation. Financial Services.
H.883 HD751 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 883) of Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation to authorize the Commissioner of Insurance to set labor rates paid by insurance companies to auto repairers. Financial Services.
S.891 SD1562 By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 891) of Richard J. Ross, Thomas J. Calter, Robert L. Hedlund and Viriato M. deMacedo for legislation relative to the unsealing of records. The Judiciary.
H.901 HD469 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 901) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage. Financial Services.
H.902 HD89 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 902) of Timothy R. Madden and others relative to deductible rates set by the Massachusetts Property Insurance Underwriting Association for damages caused by windstorms or hail. Financial Services.
S.903 SD1026 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 903) of Karen E. Spilka, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
H.905 HD3493 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 905) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services. Financial Services.
H.944 HD343 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 944) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome. Financial Services.
H.947 HD583 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 947) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to regulate real estate appraisal management companies. Financial Services.
H.953 HD1702 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 953) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
S.966 SD673 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 966) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Chris Walsh, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.967 HD1670 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 967) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation relative to the establishment of a Medicaid and health care reform FMAP trust fund. Health Care Financing.
H.980 HD2803 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 980) of Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell and Thomas J. Calter relative to funding the Behavioral Health Workforce Development Trust Fund. Health Care Financing.
H.991 HD2452 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 991) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others for legislation to provide insurance coverage for chemical dependency, including alcoholism, within the Division of Medical Assistance. Health Care Financing.
S.1007 SD1048 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 1007) of Karen E. Spilka, Patricia A. Haddad, Jason M. Lewis, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards of companies in the Commonwealth. 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.1062 SD934 By Mr. deMacedo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1062) of Viriato M. deMacedo and Thomas J. Calter for legislation to ensure the safety of sober houses. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1064 SD1767 By Mr. deMacedo, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1064) of Viriato M. deMacedo, Mathew Muratore, Susan Williams Gifford, Thomas J. Calter and other members of the General Court relative to the establishment of a county stabilization fund. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1068 HD3165 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1068) of Tom Sannicandro, Michael Moore and others relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
S.1103 SD974 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1103) of Karen E. Spilka, Timothy R. Madden, Josh S. Cutler, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animals during pet sales. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1113 SD757 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1113) of Daniel A. Wolf, Thomas J. Calter and Brian R. Mannal for legislation relative to the maintenance of private roads, bridges, and amenities in municipalities. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1119 SD1200 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1119) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jeffrey Sánchez, Jonathan Hecht, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors. Public Health.
S.1151 SD747 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1151) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Thomas J. Calter, Viriato M. deMacedo, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
S.1164 SD1128 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1164) of John F. Keenan, Tackey Chan, Chris Walsh, Anne M. Gobi and other members of the General Court for legislation to assess the Commonwealth’s eye care and vision health needs. Public Health.
S.1207 SD311 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1207) of Marc R. Pacheco, William M. Straus, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., David Paul Linsky and other members of the General Court for legislation to remove the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission. Public Health.
H.1220 HD347 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1220) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases. The Judiciary.
H.1253 HD267 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1253) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to the penalty for failure to stop operating a motor vehicle when being pursued by a police officer. The Judiciary.
H.1261 HD1007 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1261) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to great-grandparent visitation rights of certain minor children. The Judiciary.
H.1273 HD1323 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1273) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle. The Judiciary.
H.1275 HD1935 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1275) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns. The Judiciary.
H.1362 HD148 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1362) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to health care proxies. The Judiciary.
H.1370 HD241 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1370) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings. The Judiciary.
S.1459 SD670 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1459) of Cynthia S. Creem, Stephen Kulik, Cory Atkins, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to sustain community preservation revenue. Revenue.
H.1479 HD3146 By Mr. Mannal of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1479) of Brian R. Mannal and others for legislation to increase the penalties for violations of certain hunting laws. 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.1511 HD2678 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1511) of David M. Nangle and others relative to the crime of intentionally obstructing vehicular of pedestrian traffic upon a public way. The Judiciary.
H.1531 HD1776 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1531) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy. The Judiciary.
H.1555 HD1371 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1555) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to impose a penalty for the confinement of farm animals in a manner that does not allow them to turn around freely, lie down, stand up, and fully extend their limbs. The Judiciary.
H.1560 HD3298 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1560) of David M. Rogers and others relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases. The Judiciary.
H.1733 HD2802 By Representatives Livingstone of Boston and Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1733) of Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to pay equity. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.
S.1770 SD1616 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1770) of James B. Eldridge, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Peter V. Kocot, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1787 HD867 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1787) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to expanding access and safety of mental health services. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1788 HD1919 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1788) of Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell and Thomas J. Calter relative to establishing a behavioral health workforce development trust fund. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1797 SD46 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1797) of Daniel A. Wolf, Sarah K. Peake, Michael O. Moore, Thomas J. Calter and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a fee on the storage of spent nuclear fuel in pools. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1798 SD50 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1798) of Daniel A. Wolf, Sarah K. Peake, Michael O. Moore, Thomas J. Calter and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish funding to provide moneys for postclosure activities at nuclear power stations. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1801 HD3158 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1801) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to increase access to mental health services. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1826 HD2126 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1826) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to protecting puppies and kittens. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1848 HD497 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1848) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the care of animals in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1865 HD1367 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1865) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1898 HD1158 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1898) of James M. Cantwell and others for legislation to increase power plant safety preparedness by the Department of Public Health to twenty miles. Public Health.
H.1899 HD1159 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1899) of James M. Cantwell and others for legislation to authorize the Department of Public Health to make assessments against power plants. Public Health.
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.1954 HD1189 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1954) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at certain health care institutions. 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.1976 HD161 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1976) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to prohibit smoking in motor vehicles if young children are in the vehicle. Public Health.
H.1983 HD2600 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1983) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the use of epinephrine, adrenaline or other agents by optometrists in the treatment of anaphylaxis. Public Health.
H.1996 HD2782 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1996) of Kay Khan and others relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances. Public Health.
H.2030 HD1754 By Representatives Peake of Provincetown and Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2030) of Sarah K. Peake, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to authorize the Department of Public Health to enhance radiological air monitoring through an additional assessment to certain power plants. Public Health.
H.2057 HD352 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2057) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to establish in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a Massachusetts Alzheimer’s project. Public Health.
H.2121 HD743 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2121) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to the penalties for the use or manufacture of hidden compartments for the purpose of transporting or distributing controlled substances. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2302 HD1967 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2302) of Sean Garballey and others relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees. Public Service.
H.2383 HD2472 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2383) of James J. O'Day and others relative to pension benefits for surviving spouses of Department of Children and Families social workers killed in the line of duty. Public Service.
H.2391 HD451 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2391) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining agreements with non-commissioned officers of the Department of State Police. Public Service.
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.2476 HD235 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2476) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to tax abatements for disabled veterans. Revenue.
H.2477 HD1234 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2477) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to tax havens. Revenue.
H.2491 HD2058 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2491) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the timely filing of application in municipalities with programs of revaluation. 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.2587 HD2943 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Stephen Kulik, Cynthia Stone Creem and others for legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund. Revenue.
H.2629 HD2361 By Mr. Muratore of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2629) of Mathew Muratore and others for legislation to include home heating costs in the calculation of tax credits for senior citizens. Revenue.
H.2698 HD1862 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2698) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to assess certain taxes for financing regional transportation needs and investments. Revenue.
H.2862 HD965 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2862) of Josh S. Cutler and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to vegetation removal by public utility companies. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2863 HD1233 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2863) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to public utility company vegetation management . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2969 HD237 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2969) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to allowing electric vehicles in high occupancy lanes. Transportation.
H.3025 HD3131 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3025) of Louis L. Kafka and others providing for an investigation and study to identify existing structural or policy-based impediments to delivering a more comprehensive and efficient transportation system for the senior, disabled, and veteran populations. Transportation.
H.3036 HD94 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3036) of Timothy R. Madden and Thomas J. Calter relative to drivers education in public schools. Transportation.
H.3135 HD935 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3135) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to require funeral directors to make available to potential clients information regarding funeral and burial benefits for veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3222 HD2510 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3222) of Josh S. Cutler and Thomas J. Calter relative to regional school bus transportation. Education.
H.3252 HD1892 By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3252) of Carole A. Fiola and others relative to criminal record checks for referees. The Judiciary.
H.3305 HD3413 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3305) of Paul McMurtry and others that the Honor and Remember Flag be designated as the symbol of the Commonwealth’s concern and commitment to honoring and remembering the lives of all members of the United States Armed Forces who have lost their lives while serving. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Rep. Thomas J. Calter serves the constituents of the 12th Plymouth District. He is 57 years old and has been married to Patty for over 30 years. Together, they have three adult children and four grandsons. The Calter Family has called Kingston home for more than 20 years.

Tom is the 4th of 6 children raised in Avon, Massachusetts by Tom and Kay Calter. Tom’s mother and father were active leaders in the Democratic Party and in their community. Tom’s dad was a Union Carpenter and his Mom a cook in a residential half-way house.

Tom worked in the Environmental Service Industry for more than 30 years. Starting as a laborer at a rate of $2.50/hour, he cleaned oil tanks, responded to oil spills and remediated hazardous waste sites, often under difficult and dangerous conditions. Tom put himself through North Adams State College and having graduated a semester early in 1980; began his career in business management. For over 25 years, Tom served as the Senior VP of a publicly traded Company, CEO of the fastest privately held environmental service company in New England from 1996 – 2001 and Senior Partner of RKP Capital Services, a business consulting firm he founded in 2001.

Throughout his professional career, Tom created hundreds of jobs, mentored dozens of young professionals, met weekly payrolls and rebuilt struggling organizations. Proudly, he founded one of the first union service environmental companies in Massachusetts. Along the way, Tom earned a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in 1989.

Tom has been active in Kingston Town government for many years. He served as the Vice-Chairman of the Kingston Finance Committee and was twice been elected to the Silver Lake Regional School Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Kingston Rent Control Board, the South Shore Chamber of Commerce, Plymouth Chamber of Commerce and Jones River Watershed Association.

Tom Calter is a proven leader with a clear commitment to his family, faith and community. He is passionate about the issues that we all face together and is honored to have the opportunity to serve the towns of Duxbury, Halifax, Kingston, Middleboro, Plymouth and Plympton.

Rep. Calter is serving his fourth term in the State Legislature and currently serves as the Vice chair of The Joint Committee of Higher Education and is on the Community Development and Small Business and Economic Development and Emerging Technologies Committees.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator, Business Consultant, Executive Coach
Spouse: Patty Calter
Children: 3
Grandchildren: 4
Interests: Reading, Fitness, Executive Coaching

Career Highlights

  • For over 25 years, Tom served as the Senior VP of a publicly traded company, CEO of the fastest privately held environmental service company in New England (1996-2001), senior partner of RKP Capital Services, a business consulting firm he founded in 200
  • Active in Kingston Town government (Vice-Chairman of the Kingston Finance Committee and twice elected to the Silver Lake Regional School Committee.)

Education & Public Service

  • Northeastern University, M.B.A.
  • North Adams State College, B.A.
  • Cardinal Spellman High School
  • Mass. House of Representatives (2007-present)
  • Kingston Rent Control Board
  • Silver Lake Regional School Committee; Kingston Finance Committee
  • Kingston Democratic Town Committee; Plymouth County Democratic League
Twelfth Plymouth, Consisting of Duxbury: Precinct 1; Halifax; Kingston; Middleborough: Precinct 1; Plymouth: Precincts 1, 11, 13; Plympton