Bill Docket Bill Title
SD1947 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the creation of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Finance Control Board. Transportation.
HD4037 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David M. Nangle and others relative to municipal banking laws. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.23 SD21 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 23) of Brian A. Joyce and Bruce J. Ayers (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Randolph to designate a check-off on its tax bills. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
S.24 SD1986 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 24) of Brian A. Joyce, Bruce J. Ayers, Mark J. Cusack and Walter F. Timilty (by vote of the town) for legislation to amend the charter of the town of Randolph. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.75 HD1305 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 75) of Tackey Chan, Bruce J. Ayers and James M. Murphy for legislation to provide an income tax exemption for families caring for their elderly relatives at home. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.145 HD2691 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 145) of Robert F. Fennell and others relative to the definition of "bona fide business entities". Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.475 HD1459 By Mr. Ryan of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 475) of Daniel J. Ryan and others for legislation to provide students transportation to the charter schools. 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.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.631 HD1104 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 631) of James M. Cantwell and Bruce J. Ayers relative to the financing of Department of Environmental Protection dredging projects in harbors and inland waterways. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.632 HD1123 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 632) of James M. Cantwell and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to establish a public harbor dredging program with the Division of Waterways. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.633 HD1162 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 633) of James M. Cantwell and Bruce J. Ayers relative to reestablishing the harbors and inland waters maintenance fund. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.635 HD2078 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 635) of James M. Cantwell and Bruce J. Ayers relative to community preservation funds for seawall repairs. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.638 HD1315 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 638) of Tackey Chan and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to expand pleasure boat access to Boston Harbor. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.639 HD1369 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 639) of Tackey Chan and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to direct the Department of Conservation and Recreation to manage, operate, improve, repair and maintain the land under certain waters accessed for recreational boating. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.718 HD608 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 718) of Ronald Mariano, Louis L. Kafka and Bruce J. Ayers relative to annual debt service obligations under the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.723 SD39 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 723) of Daniel A. Wolf, Timothy R. Madden, Jay D. Livingstone, Michelle M. DuBois and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to compliance of condominium associations. Housing.
H.729 HD721 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 729) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers relative to boater safety education. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.733 HD1771 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 733) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to noise pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.758 HD587 By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 758) of Todd M. Smola and others relative to noise and air pollution. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.766 HD3109 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 766) of Walter F. Timilty and others relative to the protection of property owned by the Commonwealth and part of the Blue Hills Reservation referred to as Fowl Meadow. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
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.858 HD2368 By Representatives Garballey of Arlington and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 858) of Sean Garballey and others relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services. Financial Services.
H.930 HD501 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 930) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to expands health insurance coverage for certain acupuncture services, diagnosis and treatment and establishing a commission to investigate the potential for better integrated use of acupuncture 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.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.1138 HD831 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1138) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing. Housing.
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.1196 SD462 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1196) of Michael O. Moore, Timothy R. Whelan, Chris Walsh, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimers Project. Public Health.
S.1217 SD213 By Mr. Rush, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1217) of Michael F. Rush, Michael O. Moore, Paul McMurtry, Michael J. Finn and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the safety of Alzheimer's disease patients. Public Health.
H.1231 HD1375 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1231) of Tackey Chan and others relative to motor vehicle opeators leaving the scene of a collision. The Judiciary.
H.1235 HD1846 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1235) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century. The Judiciary.
H.1236 HD1849 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1236) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation relative to juvenile intimidation of witnesses, jurors and persons furnishing information in connection with criminal proceedings. 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.1311 HD763 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1311) of Sean Garballey and others relative to health clubs and the use and deployment of defibrillators. The Judiciary.
H.1313 HD2089 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1313) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices. 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.1440 SD1237 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1440) of James E. Timilty, Louis L. Kafka, Mark J. Cusack, Timothy R. Whelan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1484 SD1087 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1484) of Anne M. Gobi, Bruce J. Ayers, Robert L. Hedlund, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
H.1493 HD2587 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1493) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder. The Judiciary.
H.1503 HD472 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1503) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to establish penalties for landlords knowingly providing premises used for illegal drug purposes. The Judiciary.
H.1505 HD1675 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1505) of James M. Murphy and others relative to penalties for impeding or disrupting a public way. The Judiciary.
H.1515 HD124 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1515) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court. 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.1641 HD188 By Mr. Velis of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1641) of John C. Velis and others relative to the false representation of military status. The Judiciary.
H.1771 HD2072 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1771) of Ellen Story, Jennifer L. Flanagan and others for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1794 SD1755 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1794) of Bruce E. Tarr, Viriato M. deMacedo, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the green communities act. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1842 SD1748 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1842) of John F. Keenan, Tackey Chan and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to direct the Department of Transportation to conduct a highway noise study in Quincy. Transportation.
S.1844 SD1792 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1844) of John F. Keenan, Bruce J. Ayers, Mark J. Cusack, Tackey Chan and others for legislation relative to directing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to install sound barriers in Quincy and Braintree. 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.
H.1961 HD687 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1961) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund. 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.2021 HD2948 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2021) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to further regulate the sale of tobacco products to teenagers. Public Health.
H.2032 HD1775 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2032) of Sarah K. Peake and others providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the health impacts from wind turbines to protect the health of the citizens of the commonwealth. Public Health.
H.2046 HD1899 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2046) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for the establishment of a special commission on the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth. 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.2209 HD1097 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2209) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to providing continuing health insurance coverage for surviving children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty. Public Service.
H.2461 HD1120 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2461) of James M. Cantwell, Bruce J. Ayers and Steven Ultrino for legislation to providing a property tax exemption for certain paraplegic veterans. Revenue.
H.2463 HD1993 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2463) of James M. Cantwell and Bruce J. Ayers relative to repealing the sales tax on the sale of boats built or rebuilt in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
H.2468 HD1390 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2468) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit. Revenue.
H.2503 HD2060 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2503) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. Revenue.
H.2630 HD138 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2630) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the feasibility of a reduction of the capital gains tax. Revenue.
H.2631 HD139 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2631) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study a reduction in the income tax. Revenue.
H.2632 HD140 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2632) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study a reduction in the sales tax. Revenue.
H.2634 HD484 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2634) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers relative to establishing a sales tax holiday in 2015. Revenue.
H.2635 HD485 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2635) of James M. Murphy and Bruce J. Ayers relative to establishing a sales tax holiday in 2016. Revenue.
H.2637 HD1320 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2637) of James M. Murphy, Bruce J. Ayers and Frank A. Moran for legislation to reduce the property tax liability for grandparents raising grandchildren. Revenue.
H.2799 HD2932 By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2799) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others for legislation to require the biennial review of rules and regulations with an economic impact small businesses. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2834 HD3125 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2834) of Walter F. Timilty and others relative to flying the flag of the Commonwealth at half-staff annually to honor the victims of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2856 HD1321 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2856) of Tackey Chan and others relative to the use of double utility poles of distribution or telephone companies. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2883 HD3251 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2883) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to establish a framework for consumer electricity rate savings and to make certain other changes in law. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2913 HD3359 By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2913) of Todd M. Smola, David T. Vieira and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to require certain wind turbine projects to report production statistics. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2914 HD3374 By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2914) of Todd M. Smola, David T. Vieira and Bruce J. Ayers relative to accountability of public funds used for wind turbines. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2919 HD1780 By Mr. Vieira of Falmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2919) of David T. Vieira and others relative to establishing energy relief funds to provide relief for detrimental health effects and property losses caused by wind energy generation. 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.2959 HD1121 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2959) of James M. Cantwell and Bruce J. Ayers relative to directing the Department of Transportation to publish a schedule for construction on Route 3 from Boston to Plymouth. Transportation.
H.2971 HD916 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2971) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to reducing certain fees associated with veterans' registration plates. Transportation.
H.3109 HD1760 By Mr. Vieira of Falmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3109) of David T. Vieira, Timothy R. Madden and Bruce J. Ayers relative to Massachusetts Civil Air Patrol vehicles and trailers. Transportation.
H.3132 HD1381 By Representative Chan of Quincy and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3132) of Tackey Chan, John F. Keenan and others for legislation to increase the annuities paid to certain disabled veterans and their families. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3170 HD3130 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3170) of Walter F. Timilty and others for legislation to exempt veterans from civil service exam fees. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3242 HD369 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3242) of Ellen Story, Todd M. Smola and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
H.3404 HD2382 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3404) of Daniel Cullinane and others for legislation to establish a registry for home care workers. Elder Affairs.
H.3488 HD3391 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3488) of Sean Garballey and others relative to providing certain health insurance coverage. Public Service.
H.3556 HD3865 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3556) of Ronald Mariano and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the board of governors of Quincy College to issue baccalaureate degrees. Higher Education. [Local Approval Received.]

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Education & Public Service

  • North Quincy High School; Quincy College
  • Northeastern University
  • Harvard University Extension School
  • Boston College Small Business Development Program
  • Quincy Democratic City Committee 1990 - 2000
  • Quincy City Council 1992 - 2000
  • Mass. House 1999 - present
First Norfolk, Consisting of Quincy: Ward 3: Precincts 4, 5, Ward 4: Precincts 1, 3, Ward 5: Precinct 2, Ward 6; Randolph: Precincts 5, 6, 11, 12.