Bill Docket Bill Title
HD2380 Relative to prohibiting the solitary confinement of inmates twenty-one years of age or younger
HD2396 An Act AN ACT RELATIVE TO FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES
HD2397 An Act AN ACT ESTABLISHING A REGIONAL LOCKUP FACILITY IN SUFFOLK COUNTY
HD2398 An Act AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE COMPOSITION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE MASSACHUSETTS PORT AUTHORITY
S.64 SD1874 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 64) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Mary S. Keefe, Christine P. Barber, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.71 SD1001 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 71) of James B. Eldridge, Jay R. Kaufman, Aaron Vega, Peter V. Kocot and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote restorative justice practices. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.87 SD1626 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 87) of Barbara L'Italien, Marjorie C. Decker, Michael O. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities. 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.122 SD317 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 122) of Daniel A. Wolf, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.152 SD714 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 152) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, William N. Brownsberger, Russell E. Holmes and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a maximum allowable check-cashing rate. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.169 SD334 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 169) of Jason M. Lewis, Ruth B. Balser, William N. Brownsberger, Daniel A. Wolf and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect trade secrets and eliminate non-compete agreements. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.221 HD2657 By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 221) of John J. Lawn, Jr. and others for legislation to establish minimum hours of study for certain professions licensed by the Board of Registration of Cosmetology and Barbers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.222 HD270 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 222) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.232 HD679 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 232) of Aaron Michlewitz and others relative to fines for alcoholic beverage license violations. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.245 HD1785 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 245) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.254 SD51 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 254) of Cynthia S. Creem, William N. Brownsberger, Carolyn C. Dykema, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize a study of school day starting times and schedules. Education.
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.264 SD1247 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 264) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Daniel J. Ryan, Benjamin Swan, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to special education funding. Education.
S.265 SD1362 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 265) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jason M. Lewis, Paul R. Heroux, Stephen Kulik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to student sex education. Education.
S.286 SD720 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 286) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Marjorie C. Decker, Paul R. Heroux, Benjamin Swan and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide immediate childcare assistance to homeless families. Education.
S.297 SD1401 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 297) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Marjorie C. Decker, Ruth B. Balser, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to further defining the role of school resource officers. Education.
S.349 SD99 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 349) of Daniel A. Wolf, James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger and David M. Rogers for legislation relative to media literacy in schools. Education.
S.351 SD1298 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 351) of Harriette L. Chandler, Barbara L'Italien, Michael O. Moore, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a special commission on institutional long term care. Elder Affairs.
H.417 HD694 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 417) of Louis L. Kafka and others that students with diabetes attending public or private schools be permitted to possess certain medical supplies and administer necessary treatments. Education.
S.434 SD26 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 434) of Brian A. Joyce, William N. Brownsberger and Cynthia S. Creem for legislation to prohibit polystyrene packaging by 2017. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.454 SD229 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 454) of Marc R. Pacheco, Patricia A. Haddad, Peter V. Kocot, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court lfor legislation relative to recycling. 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.483 SD1189 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 483) of Harriette L. Chandler, Sal N. DiDomenico, John W. Scibak, David Paul Linsky and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to women’s health and economic equity. Financial Services.
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.
S.501 SD982 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 501) of Anne M. Gobi, Marc R. Pacheco, Mark C. Montigny, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property. Financial Services.
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.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.529 HD2741 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 529) of James J. O'Day, Patricia D. Jehlen and others for legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents. Elder Affairs.
S.557 SD1021 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 557) of Karen E. Spilka, David Paul Linsky, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect access to confidential healthcare. Financial Services.
S.572 SD1368 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 572) of Eileen M. Donoghue, Bradford R. Hill, James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the governance of the Health Policy Commission. Health Care Financing.
S.573 SD1460 By Ms. Donoghue, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 573) of Eileen M. Donoghue, William N. Brownsberger, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Sonia Chang-Diaz and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care. Health Care Financing.
S.610 SD1601 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 610) of Barbara L'Italien, Marjorie C. Decker, Michael J. Barrett, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for children. Health Care Financing.
S.654 SD599 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 654) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Benjamin Swan, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to higher education opportunities for high school graduates in the Commonwealth. Higher Education.
S.655 SD1313 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 655) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Daniel J. Ryan, Byron Rushing, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission to study the feasibility of creating and funding a universal children's savings account. Higher Education.
H.663 HD3397 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 663) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to reduce plastic bag pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.672 SD1487 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 672) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo M. Scaccia, Michael O. Moore, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
H.687 HD857 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 687) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to the implementation of strategies for reducing solid waste and increasing recycling in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.709 SD442 By Ms. Lovely, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 709) of Joan B. Lovely, Bradford R. Hill, Leah Cole, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a commission to study ways to prevent bullying of tenants in public and subsidized multi-family housing. Housing.
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.
S.732 SD1198 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 732) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jonathan Hecht, Jeffrey Sánchez, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers. The Judiciary.
S.733 SD1421 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 733) of Harriette L. Chandler, Paul R. Heroux, Stephen Kulik, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to update public health laws. The Judiciary.
S.735 SD398 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 735) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Benjamin B. Downing, Michelle M. DuBois, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity. The Judiciary.
S.736 SD1885 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 736) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Chris Walsh, Jay R. Kaufman, Linda Dorcena Forry and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to traffic and pedestrian stop data. The Judiciary.
S.740 SD61 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 740) of Cynthia S. Creem, William N. Brownsberger, Daniel J. Ryan, Evandro C. Carvalho and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to special juveniles. The Judiciary.
S.786 SD1770 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 786) of Cynthia S. Creem, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Jason M. Lewis, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenses. The Judiciary.
S.808 SD1025 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 808) of James B. Eldridge, William N. Brownsberger, Jason M. Lewis and Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation to decriminalize being in the presence of heroin. The Judiciary.
S.829 SD736 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 829) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Byron Rushing, Jason M. Lewis, Cory Atkins and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the collection and analsis of data realitve to traffic stops. The Judiciary.
S.843 SD1417 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 843) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to medical placement of terminal and incapacitated inmates. The Judiciary.
S.878 SD1735 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 878) of Mark C. Montigny, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles. The Judiciary.
S.900 SD968 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 900) of Karen E. Spilka, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Josh S. Cutler, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to expungement of criminal or juvenile records for individuals who committed offenses as children or young adults. The Judiciary.
S.901 SD983 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 901) of Karen E. Spilka, John F. Keenan, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the geographical jurisdiction of the Housing Court Department. The Judiciary.
S.905 SD1620 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 905) of Karen E. Spilka, Ruth B. Balser, Michael J. Barrett, Cynthia S. Creem and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote transparency, best practices, and better outcomes for children and communities. The Judiciary.
S.968 SD1551 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 968) of Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger, Linda Dorcena Forry and Barbara L'Italien for legislation relative to fairness in worker’s compensation disfigurement benefits. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.983 SD1423 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 983) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Karen E. Spilka, Harriette L. Chandler, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish pay equity. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.
S.1008 SD1853 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1008) of Karen E. Spilka, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1024 SD852 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1024) of Daniel A. Wolf, Denise Provost, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a living wage for employees of big box retail stores and fast food chains. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1040 SD1131 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1040) of John F. Keenan, Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell, Robert M. Koczera and other members of the General Court for legislation to create patient choice and education in the dispensing of opiate drugs. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1072 SD902 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1072) of James B. Eldridge, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Jason M. Lewis, Susan Williams Gifford and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1085 SD1231 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1085) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jason M. Lewis, Paul Tucker, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1094 SD1113 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1094) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Michael F. Rush, Jason M. Lewis, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Parking Advancements for the Revitalization of Communities (PARC). Municipalities and Regional Government.
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.
H.1111 HD3173 By Representative Honan of Boston and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1111) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to establish a small-scale housing development demonstration program within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. Housing.
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.1153 SD771 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1153) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Harriette L. Chandler, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to CARE. Public Health.
S.1165 SD1130 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1165) of John F. Keenan, Jennifer E. Benson, Chris Walsh and William N. Brownsberger for legislation to the dispense certain cancer related drugs. 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.
S.1232 SD329 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1232) of Daniel A. Wolf, David Paul Linsky, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote access to accurate medical information. Public Health.
H.1249 HD2401 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1249) of Daniel Cullinane and others relative to criminal offender record information. The Judiciary.
S.1255 SD1065 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1255) of James B. Eldridge, Tom Sannicandro, William N. Brownsberger, Gloria L. Fox and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce recidivism, curb unnecessary spending, and ensure appropriate use of segregation. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1257 SD1546 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1257) of James B. Eldridge, Mary S. Keefe, William N. Brownsberger, Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to promote use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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.1274 HD1521 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Hedlund, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1274) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants. 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.1380 HD2008 By Mr. Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1380) of Russell E. Holmes and others relative to increasing the penalties for discharging firearms into a residential dwelling, daycare facility or school building. The Judiciary.
H.1381 HD2073 By Mr. Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1381) of Russell E. Holmes and others for legislation to collect data regarding the use of solitary confinement. The Judiciary.
S.1384 SD1883 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1384) of John F. Keenan and William N. Brownsberger for legislation to allow for payment in lieu of a disability allowance. Public Service.
H.1444 HD2931 By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1444) of John J. Lawn, Jr. and others relative governmental and charitable tort liability in civil actions for sexual abuse of a minor. The Judiciary.
S.1458 SD352 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1458) of Cynthia S. Creem, Martin J. Walsh, William N. Brownsberger, Daniel J. Hunt and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the earned income tax credit for working families. Revenue.
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.
S.1474 SD1357 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1474) of Benjamin B. Downing, Patricia D. Jehlen, Chris Walsh, Jose F. Tosado and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional transportation ballot initiatives. Revenue.
S.1475 SD1669 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1475) of Benjamin B. Downing, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Benjamin Swan, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation to reinvest in working families. Revenue.
H.1561 HD3436 By Representative Rogers of Cambridge and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1561) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to legalize marijuana and establish a tax on the cannabis industry. The Judiciary.
H.1568 HD362 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1568) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to repeal certain laws. The Judiciary.
H.1575 HD1969 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1575) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops. The Judiciary.
H.1577 HD3072 By Representatives Rushing of Boston and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1577) of Byron Rushing and others relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations. The Judiciary.
S.1649 SD717 By Ms. Forry, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1649) of Linda Dorcena Forry, Mayor Martin J. Walsh , William N. Brownsberger, Daniel Cullinane and other members of the General Court for legislation to facilitate disposition of surplus property for the development of affordable and workforce housing. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1682 SD367 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1682) of Thomas M. McGee, Ruth B. Balser, Jay D. Livingstone, Aaron Vega and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1701 HD2332 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1701) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to limit the time that former employees must wait before being employed by a competitor. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.
S.1747 SD285 By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1747) of Michael J. Barrett, Chris Walsh, Kay Khan, Frank I. Smizik and other members of the General Court for legislation to combat climate change. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1761 SD633 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1761) of Benjamin B. Downing, Kevin G. Honan, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home energy efficiency. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1769 HD736 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Lovely, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1769) of Ellen Story, Joan B. Lovely and others relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1806 HD1419 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1806) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to expand substance abuse treatment options for non-violent drug offenders. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1812 SD1665 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1812) of Harriette L. Chandler, Elizabeth A. Malia, James B. Eldridge, Tom Sannicandro and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to motor vehicle license suspension. Transportation.
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.
S.1867 SD873 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1867) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Daniel J. Ryan, Daniel J. Hunt and others for legislation relative to the composition of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transporation. Transportation.
S.1914 SD679 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1914) of Michael F. Rush, Mayor Martin J. Walsh, Daniel J. Hunt, Daniel J. Ryan and other members of the General Court for legislation to update veterans’ burial expenses. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.1975 HD1526 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1975) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers. Public Health.
H.1991 HD1674 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1991) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to providing care and comfort for the terminally ill. Public Health.
H.2040 HD593 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2040) of Denise Provost and others relative to the reporting on health effects of particulate matter. Public Health.
H.2062 HD594 By Representative Scibak of South Hadley and Senator Chandler, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2062) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients. Public Health.
H.2070 HD460 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2070) of Ellen Story, David Paul Linsky and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
H.2364 HD1415 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2364) of Jay D. Livingstone and others for legislation to extend line-of-duty public safety death benefits to all public employees. Public Service.
H.2595 HD882 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2595) of Jay D. Livingstone and others relative to real estate tax assessment administration. Revenue.
H.2854 HD3010 By Mr. Carvalho of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2854) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others relative to providing for matching grants for funding gigabit-speed networks and for the evaluation of consumer focused municipal broadband service offerings. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2859 HD866 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2859) of Edward F. Coppinger and others relative to installation of electrical sub-meters. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2871 HD1505 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2871) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to gas leak repairs during road projects. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2899 HD2545 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2899) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to establish a home heating commission. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2925 HD3463 By Messrs. Moran of Boston and Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2925) of Byron Rushing and others for the establishment of a Massachusetts 2024 commission on the summer Olympic games. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2966 HD422 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2966) of Edward F. Coppinger and others relative to the collection of mobility study data conducted in connection with construction projects funded by MassDOT. Transportation.
H.2985 HD1650 By Representative Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2985) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Patricia D. Jehlen and others relative to junior operator's licenses. Transportation.
H.3014 HD1895 By Mr. Honan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3014) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to authorize the installation and operation of live digital video school bus violation detection monitoring systems. Transportation.
H.3038 HD1406 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3038) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to establish reasonable and proper speed limits inside an urban district on public ways. Transportation.
H.3049 HD3452 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3049) of Michael J. Moran and others relative to exempting certain public school buses from toll collection. Transportation.
H.3321 HD674 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3321) of Aaron Michlewitz and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) relative to decennial division of wards and precincts in the city of Boston. Election Laws.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Harvard Law School
  • Harvard College
  • Mass. Senate 2012 - Present
  • Mass. House 2007 - 2012
  • Massachusetts Assistant Attorney General 1992 1998
  • Belmont Board of Selectmen 1998 - 2007
Second Suffolk and Middlesex -- Consisting of the city of Boston, ward 4, precincts 2 and 5 to 10, inclusive, ward 5, precincts 2 and 6 to 10, inclusive, ward 21, precincts 1 to 3, inclusive, 5 and 8 to 16, inclusive, ward 22, precincts 3 and 4 and 6 to 13, inclusive, in the county of Suffolk; and the towns of Belmont and Watertown in the county of Middlesex.