William N. Brownsberger Senator

D Belmont
William N. Brownsberger

Addresses

State House
Room 504
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1280
Email: William.Brownsberger@masenate.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD26 For legislation to prohibit polystyrene packaging by 2017
SD51 For legislation to authorize a study of school day starting times and schedules.
SD61 For legislation relative to special juveniles.
SD99 For legislation relative to media literacy in schools
SD229 Lfor legislation relative to recycling
SD285 For legislation to combat climate change.
SD311 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
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD329 For legislation to promote access to accurate medical information
SD334 For legislation to protect trade secrets and eliminate non-compete agreements
SD352 For legislation to improve the earned income tax credit for working families
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
SD398 For legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity.
SD466 For legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts.
SD580 For legislation to improve literacy skills
SD599 For legislation relative to higher education opportunities for high school graduates in the Commonwealth.
SD633 For legislation relative to home energy efficiency.
SD648 For legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking.
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
SD679 For legislation to update veterans’ burial expenses
SD714 For legislation to create a maximum allowable check-cashing rate
SD717 For legislation to facilitate disposition of surplus property for the development of affordable and workforce housing
SD720 For legislation to provide immediate childcare assistance to homeless families.
SD736 For legislation to improve the collection and analsis of data realitve to traffic stops.
SD771 For legislation relative to CARE
SD852 For legislation to establish a living wage for employees of big box retail stores and fast food chains.
SD873 For legislation relative to the composition of the board of directors of the Massachusetts Department of Transporation
SD902 For legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties.
SD968 For legislation relative to expungement of criminal or juvenile records for individuals who committed offenses as children or young adults
SD974 For legislation to protect animals during pet sales.
SD982 Relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property
SD983 For legislation relative to the geographical jurisdiction of the Housing Court Department
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
SD1001 For legislation to promote restorative justice practices
SD1021 For legislation to protect access to confidential healthcare.
SD1025 For legislation to decriminalize being in the presence of heroin.
SD1065 For legislation to reduce recidivism, curb unnecessary spending, and ensure appropriate use of segregation.
SD1113 For legislation relative to Parking Advancements for the Revitalization of Communities (PARC).
SD1130 For legislation to the dispense certain cancer related drugs.
SD1131 For legislation to create patient choice and education in the dispensing of opiate drugs.
SD1189 For legislation relative to women’s health and economic equity
SD1198 For legislation relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers
SD1200 For legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors
SD1231 For legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws.
SD1247 For legislation relative to special education funding.
SD1313 An Act to establish a commission to study the feasibility of creating and funding a universal children's savings account
SD1357 For legislation relative to regional transportation ballot initiatives.
SD1362 For legislation relative to student sex education.
SD1368 For legislation relative to the governance of the Health Policy Commission
SD1401 An Act further defining the role of school resource officers
SD1417 For legislation relative to medical placement of terminal and incapacitated inmates.
SD1421 For legislation to update public health laws.
SD1423 For legislation to establish pay equity.
SD1460 For legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care
SD1487 For legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
SD1546 For legislation to promote use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement
SD1551 For legislation relative to fairness in worker’s compensation disfigurement benefits
SD1601 For legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for children
SD1620 For legislation to promote transparency, best practices, and better outcomes for children and communities.
SD1626 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities.
SD1665 For legislation relative to motor vehicle license suspension
SD1669 For legislation to reinvest in working families
SD1735 For legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles.
SD1770 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenses.
SD1790 For legislation relative to cognitive rehabilitation.
SD1853 An Act establishing a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
SD1883 For legislation to allow for payment in lieu of a disability allowance.
SD1885 For legislation relative to traffic and pedestrian stop data.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.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.
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.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.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 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 [SPONSOR CITY], 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 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. [BILL NUMBER]) 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.