Denise Provost Representative

D Somerville
Denise Provost

Addresses

State House
Room 473B
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2263
Fax: 617-626-0548
Email: Denise.Provost@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD37 For legislation relative to the practice of acupuncture.
SD38 For legislation to protect the rights of custodial and other non-teaching employees of school districts.
SD39 For legislation relative to compliance of condominium associations.
SD41 For legislation relative to Medicaid eligibility for seniors.
SD42 For legislation relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility.
SD43 For legislation relative to room occupancy excise tax.
SD44 For legislation to ensure effective health care cost control.
SD46 For legislation to establish a fee on the storage of spent nuclear fuel in pools.
SD47 For legislation relative to spouses as caregivers.
SD48 For legislation relative to sales tax in cultural districts.
SD49 For legislation to increase health insurer reporting transparency.
SD50 For legislation to establish funding to provide moneys for postclosure activities at nuclear power stations
HD78 Relative to charter schools
HD79 Relative to the calculation of special education reimbursement amounts
HD80 For legislation to include transportation costs in the special education reimbursement program
SD93 For legislation to update the alcohol excise tax
SD95 For legislation to promote employment
SD115 For legislation relative to vegetation management.
SD126 An Act relative to municipal unemployment insurance reform
SD128 For legislation relative to just cause terminations.
SD130 For legislation to authorize municipal increases in minimum wages.
SD166 For legislation to establish a board of registration in naturopathy
SD194 For legislation to establish a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
HD211 For legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property
SD223 For legislation to establish a moratorium for charter schools
HD226 for legislation to allow non-profits and charities to purchase alcohol from retail package stores for use at charitable events
HD234 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices
HD241 Relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings
SD269 For legislation to provide access to full spectrum addiction treatment services
HD272 Relative to requiring certain insurance policies to include coverage for nicotine based and non-nicotine based smoking cessation products
SD285 For legislation to combat climate change.
HD289 Relative to the teaching of health education in schools
SD307 For legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors.
SD312 For legislation to establish tracking and reporting requirements for Massachusetts transportation fuels and associated greenhouse gas emissions.
SD315 For legislation relative to employees social media privacy protection.
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD329 For legislation to promote access to accurate medical information
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
SD334 For legislation to protect trade secrets and eliminate non-compete agreements
SD342 For legislation to regulate the use of automatic license plate reader systems.
SD352 For legislation to improve the earned income tax credit for working families
HD357 Relative to data derived from technology used for toll collections
SD358 For legislation relative to vehicle idling.
HD362 For legislation to repeal certain laws
HD365 Relative to the reform of laws implicating tramps, vagrants, and vagabonds
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD371 Relative to the enforcement of certain civil rights laws
HD377 For legislation to enable cities and towns to extend voting rights in municipal elections to certain non-citizens of the Commonwealth
HD381 Relative to protecting tropical forests by restricting state purchases of certain wood products
HD383 Relative to the reform of laws implicating certain private consensual intimate conduct between adults
HD385 Relative to handicapped parking spaces regulated by cities and towns
HD386 For legislation to further regulate the right to strike of public employees
HD389 For legislation to establish a double pole advisory council to recommend rules and regulations to reduce the use of double utility poles
HD390 For legislation to regulate the powers of tree wardens in municipalities in the Commonwealth
HD407 Relative to exempting certain school supply expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers from the income tax
SD408 For legislation to provide equitable access to behavorial health for MassHealth consumers
HD408 Relative to racial balance in the charter school educational system in the Commonwealth
HD414 For legislation to further regulate the performing of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health
HD426 Relative to the mandatory minimum age for children to attend kindergarten
HD454 Relative to senior hoarding
HD459 Requiring health care coverage for the medically necessary treatment for disease, illness, injury, or bodily dysfunction required by a student's individual educational program
HD460 Relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age
HD464 Relative to the fixing or establishing of certain motor vehicle insurance rates
SD466 For legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts.
HD468 Relative to in-house cafes connected to establishments licensed to sell alcoholic beverages
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
SD479 For legislation to reduce healthcare costs by promoting non-biased prescriber education.
HD486 For legislation to require judicial review of foreclosures on residential mortgages
HD496 For legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
SD499 For legislation to improve renewable energy distribution.
HD501 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
HD506 For legislation to adjust the credit calculated for days imprisoned for the nonpayment of a fines against amounts owed
HD509 Relative to collective bargaining for teachers and other school employees
HD517 Relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles
SD519 For legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers
HD534 Relative to the cancellation of certain health insurance policies
HD540 For legislation to establish a permanent office of access and opportunity within the Executive Office of Administration and Finance
SD553 For legislation relative to solar drying of laundry
SD557 For legislation to improve the children's medical security program and simplifying the administration process
HD566 For legislation to provide higher education tuition and fee waivers for certain veterans
HD567 For legislation to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
HD573 Relative to the despensing of controlled substances
HD584 For legislation to creates incentives to help promote the adoption of electric vehicles
HD594 Relative to the restoration of oral health benefits for MassHealth recipients
HD595 Relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services
SD599 For legislation relative to higher education opportunities for high school graduates in the Commonwealth.
SD604 For legislation to promote job training in the Commonwealth.
HD607 Relative to the establishment of physician evaluation programs by insurance companies
SD627 For legislation to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants
SD628 For legislation to promote the accessibility, quality and continuity of care for consumers of behavioral health, substance use disorder and mental health services.
SD629 For legislation to promote personal savings
SD633 For legislation relative to home energy efficiency.
HD646 For legislation to establish permanent voter registration for registered voters who move within the Commonwealth
SD648 For legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking.
SD656 For legislation to keep people healthy by removing barriers to cost-effective care.
HD658 Relative to retirement benefits for certain employees of the Department of Correction
HD664 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care
HD665 For legislation to establish a citizens' initiative review commission to review initiative or referendum petitions to be voted on at general elections
HD668 Relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract
HD670 Relative to Medicaid expansion
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
SD671 For legislation relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee for Public Counsel Services
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
HD678 Relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants
HD680 For an the establishment of a special commission (including members of the General Court) on local and regional public health
HD681 That persons diagnosed with familial dysautonomia disorder receive certain services from the Department of Developmental Services
HD682 Relative to liability for the medical costs incurred by public health volunteer responders
HD687 For legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund
HD689 For legislation to require certification of all public school teachers
SD690 For legislation relative to the eligibility of students for in-state tuition rates and fees at public higher educational institutions.
SD691 For legislation explore alternative funding sources to ensure safe and reliable transportation
HD691 For legislation to establish a homeless bill of rights
HD692 Relative to the vital records trust fund
SD693 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities
HD694 That students with diabetes attending public or private schools be permitted to possess certain medical supplies and administer necessary treatments
HD698 Relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method
SD699 For legislation to promote equal choice a cost savings in health care
HD700 Relative to voting by the instant runoff voting method in primaries
SD704 For legislation to promote the development of small house nursing homes in the Commonwealth
HD706 Relative to the availability of prescription medication during an emergency
HD709 Relative to the prohibition of noncompetition business agreements
SD710 For legislation to regard MassHealth applications
HD710 For legislation to establish a legislative budget office
HD711 Relative to real estate tax relief for certain owners of residential property
SD714 For legislation to create a maximum allowable check-cashing rate
SD715 For legislation to increase the cost of living adjustment (cola) base
SD720 For legislation to provide immediate childcare assistance to homeless families.
SD722 For legislation to establish an advisory committee on residential care facilities
HD722 Relative to cost of living adjustments for retired public employees of the Commonwealth
SD724 For legislation to provide for an investigation and study by a special interagency task force relative to gender-responsive programming for juvenile justice system-involved girls
SD725 For legislation to strengthen the Anti-Human Trafficking Law.
SD727 For legislation to increase the property tax deferral for seniors
HD728 Relative to coverage standards for children under private insurance
SD729 For legislation relative to affordable housing energy efficiency
SD733 For legislation to establish and financing a drug collection and disposal program.
SD734 For legislation to protect the health and safety of elders with hoarding disorder
SD735 For legislation relative to student assessment data
HD735 For legislation to authorize the Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Department of Public Utilities to regulate the use of double utility poles
HD736 Relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants
SD736 For legislation to improve the collection and analsis of data realitve to traffic stops.
SD739 For legislation relative to pedestrian stop data.
SD743 For legislation relative to language opportunity for our kids.
HD748 For legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants
SD751 For legislation relative to corporate criminal conduct
HD758 To prohibit the distribution in commerce of children's products and upholstered furniture containing certain flame retardants, and for other purposes
HD760 Relative to coverage of public employees under the Tort Claims Act
HD762 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of certain insurance policies
HD764 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies
SD765 For legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
HD766 For legislation to allow for police body cameras
SD769 For legislation to increase the penalties for corporate manslaughter.
SD770 For legislation relative to healthy families and businesses
HD774 For legislation to authorize the acquisition of land for the development and construction of an underground railroad, and a civil rights and black heritage museum in the city of Springfield
HD779 Relative to continuity of care for families enrolled in MassHealth
SD781 For legislation to reduce health care costs by promoting evidence-based prescriber education
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
HD792 For legislation require county and state correctional facilities to provide substance abuse services to certain inmates
SD796 For legislation relative to community college tuition
SD810 For legislation relative to public charity executive and board directors compensation.
HD813 Providing tax exemptions for certain paraplegic veterans
SD816 For legislation relative to discharge of indebtedness of principal residence from gross income.
SD823 For legislation to prohibit the use of mobile telephones while operating a motor vehicle
HD831 For legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
HD851 Relative to application of pesticides in municipalities
SD851 For legislation relative to school transportation
SD852 For legislation to establish a living wage for employees of big box retail stores and fast food chains.
HD857 Relative to the implementation of strategies for reducing solid waste and increasing recycling in the Commonwealth
HD860 For legislation to require pain assessment and management in health care facilities
HD861 For legislation to regulate the construction of buildings and structures that would cast shadows on certain public parks
HD867 Relative to expanding access and safety of mental health services
HD868 For legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth
HD874 Relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias
SD889 For legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth
HD890 For legislation to allow individuals to institute and prosecute a civil action for injunctive relief for violation of laws relative to meal breaks for employees
HD901 For legislation to prohibit the use of procedures which cause physical pain or deny a reasonable humane existence to persons with disabilities
HD909 Relative to charter revocation of charter schools
HD911 For legislation to reconsider or revoke a charter
SD912 For legislation to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries
SD987 For legislation relative to financial literacy in schools
SD999 For legislation to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services
SD1008 For legislation to increase recycling by landlords and tenants
HD1016 That the Department of Mental Health operate a statewide program to provide mental health consultations to primary care physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners and providers of women who suffer from post-partum depression
HD1018 For legislation to prohibit the participation of health care professionals in the torture and abuse of prisoners
SD1021 For legislation to protect access to confidential healthcare.
SD1022 For legislation to encourage municipal recycling and composting
HD1023 To preserve affordable health coverage for residents of the Commonwealth
HD1027 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities
HD1034 Relative to coverage for prescription eye drops under health insurance policies
SD1038 For legislation relative to the countable assets of medical assistance recipients
SD1042 For legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife.
HD1046 For legislation to update the contraceptive coverage equity law to require insurance carriers to provide all contraceptive methods without a co-pay
HD1059 Relative to the membership of the Parole Board
SD1061 For legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law.
SD1071 For legislation to provide municipal control of liquor licenses.
SD1076 For legislation to enforce municipal ordinances and bylaws.
HD1080 Relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status
SD1080 For legislation to restore enforcement of civil rights
HD1089 Relative to transfers of assets by MassHealth members
SD1092 For legislation to promote energy efficiency and green jobs
HD1093 For legislation to direct the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to make driving records available online for informational purposes
SD1100 For legislation to regulate central service technicians.
SD1101 For legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth
SD1106 For legislation relative to water resource impacts.
HD1107 For legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending
SD1110 For legislation to improve the earned income credit for working families
HD1112 That certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called
HD1117 For legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants
HD1119 For legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers
HD1129 Relative to turnaround plans for underperforming schools
HD1135 For legislation to prohibit the management of charter schools by for-profit entities
HD1142 For legislation to require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to encourage media literacy education
HD1143 Relative to improving asthma in schools
HD1144 For legislation to establish a division of indoor environments within the Department of Public Health
HD1151 For legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund
SD1151 For legislation relative to protecting biometric information under the security breach law
HD1152 For legislation to allow teachers currently employed and receiving compensation to serve on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
HD1153 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
SD1161 For legislation to promote electric vehicle adoption
HD1164 For legislation to repeal certain statutes regarding, education and morality that may be considered unconstitutional
SD1165 For legislation to require gas leak repairs during certain road projects
HD1168 For legislation to authorize municipalities to levy real estate taxes on certain abandoned property and provide incentives for granting public access to said property
HD1169 Relative to the value of land owned by nonprofits
HD1170 For legislation to direct the Department of Public Utilities to promulgate rules and regulations relative to the development of underground utility infrastructure
HD1173 Relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
SD1183 For legislation relative to ensuring the integrity of charter schools
HD1186 Relative to fees for indigent defendants
HD1187 An Act requiring audiovisual recordings of certain police interrogations
HD1189 For legislation to prohibit the sale of tobacco products at certain health care institutions
HD1190 Relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format
HD1194 Relative to the qualification of voters
HD1200 Relative to the classification and punishment for certain offenses in the commonwealth
SD1200 For legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors
HD1208 Relative to health care worker safety
HD1209 Relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers
SD1211 For legislation relative to strengthening the evaluation process for proposed new charter schools
SD1222 For legislation to remove and dispose of waste oil.
SD1224 For legislation to require local approval for low level radioactive waste sites.
HD1226 Relative to communications between health insurers and patients concerning end of life treatment options
SD1227 For legislation relative to wastewater facilities.
HD1230 Relative to abusive or hostile work environments
HD1234 Relative to tax havens
SD1244 For legislation to establish the Finish Line Scholarship program.
SD1247 For legislation relative to special education funding.
SD1249 For legislation to repeal the sales tax exemption for jet fuel.
SD1254 For legislation to require landlord notice of unsafe conditions.
SD1257 For legislation relative to fair election in Massachusetts.
HD1301 Relative to employment and job training
SD1314 For legislation to establish a commission relative to group purchasing of health insurance for private sector human service workers
HD1322 For legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks
HD1325 For legislation to compute and track the individual and collective lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of all fuels
HD1341 For legislation to exempt the deliberation of public bodies at town meeting from the open meeting law
HD1345 Relative to the retirement benefits of state police dispatchers
SD1349 For legislation to preserve affordable health coverage for Massachusetts residents.
SD1355 For legislation relative to the Architectural Access Board.
SD1362 For legislation relative to student sex education.
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
SD1369 For legislation relative to the tipped minimum wage
HD1370 For legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws
HD1371 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
SD1373 For legislation relative to part-time higher education faculty eligibility in the state retirement system
HD1377 For legislation to authorize the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to establish a local economic development assistance program
SD1378 For legislation relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
SD1380 For legislation relative to the eligibility of certain faculty for contributory group insurance of public higher educational institutions
HD1380 Relative to political expenditures by corporations
SD1385 For legislation to clarify the meal break law to allow for private enforcement.
SD1398 For legislation to protect Massachusetts gas and electric ratepayers
HD1400 Relative to establishing a tuition free program for teachers and paraprofessionals
SD1404 For legislation relative to corporations, shareholders, and political expenditures
HD1405 For legislation to establish a curriculum on personal financial literacy in the public schools
HD1407 For legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth
SD1407 For legislation to protect the interests of shareholders
SD1409 For legislation relative to military grade controlled property
HD1412 Relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs.
SD1413 For legislation to improve the disclaimer requirement for certain political expenditures
HD1414 For legislation to further regulate greywater recycling systems in the Commonwealth
SD1416 For legislation relative to a microgrid pilot program
HD1416 Relative to the health care of minors
SD1417 For legislation relative to medical placement of terminal and incapacitated inmates.
HD1419 For legislation to expand substance abuse treatment options for non-violent drug offenders
SD1424 For legislation relative to the relief of mortgage debt
HD1425 For legislation to direct the Division of Medical Assistance to provide coverage for the treatment of opioid dependence
SD1431 For legislation to establish a student tuition recovery fund.
HD1432 Relative to double utility poles
HD1434 Relative to contracts for design services
HD1435 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to state and local services provided to veterans
HD1436 Relative to the payment of veterans' benefits
HD1437 Relative to streamlining municipal finance
HD1439 For legislation to authorize municipal governing bodies to revoke the application of civil service laws to certain positions within said municipalities
HD1441 Relative to payments in lieu of taxation by organizations exempt from the property tax
HD1450 Relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department
HD1452 Relative to insurance coverage for mammograms and magnetic resonance imaging
SD1453 For legislation to continue care for families enrolled in MassHealth.
HD1456 Relative to liability for damages caused by blasting
HD1460 For legislation to establish the building code coordinating council
HD1468 Relative to health insurance penalties for residents living in a foreign country
HD1469 Relative to the designation of caregivers by certain patients
HD1471 Relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality
HD1475 Further promoting energy efficiency and green jobs
HD1476 Relative to resale royalties for artists
HD1477 Relative to expanding eligibility for diversion to treatment for criminal offenders
HD1478 Relative to sales tax exemption for art
HD1490 For legislation requiring carbon monoxide alarms in all residential, governmental and commercial structures
SD1493 For legislation relative to local approval for charter schools.
HD1505 Relative to gas leak repairs during road projects
SD1510 For legislation to increase container recycling in the Commonwealth.
HD1521 For legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants
HD1526 Relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers
HD1527 For legislation to require that certain legislation enacted by the General Court and approved by the Governor contain fiscal notes or local mandate statements
HD1530 Relative to the divestment of state pension funds from holdings in fossil fuel companies
HD1533 Relative to the earned income credit for working families
HD1536 Relative to retirement benefits for care givers at the soldier's homes
HD1546 For legislation to regulate the use of trapping devices to take beaver and muskrat
SD1565 For legislation to regulate tanning facilities
HD1566 To provide for reforms and improvements to the Commonwealth's transportation system
HD1568 Relative to project labor agreements
HD1571 For legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products
HD1587 Relative to license plate tracking
HD1588 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities
HD1593 For legislation to require transparency in solicitations via telephone and similar devices
HD1595 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
HD1596 Relative to providing for the public disclosure of quality indicators for the developmentally disabled
HD1600 For legislation to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries
SD1601 For legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for children
HD1602 For legislation to make and investigation and study to determine whether there are sufficient and appropriate services for low incidence students with disabilities
HD1609 For legislation to establish a educational mandate working group
SD1616 For legislation relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
HD1617 Relative to establishing a grant program to promote cost-effective, high quality in-district programs for students with disabilities
SD1629 For legislation to provide equal access to medical treatments essential for people with autism.
HD1636 Relative to the prevention of hazardous material release through underground tanks
HD1639 For legislation to require health care coverage for certain medically necessary therapy or treatment required by students
HD1648 An Act relative to local procurement
HD1650 Relative to junior operator's licenses
HD1651 Relative to freelancers in the definition of employees under the labor laws
HD1654 Relative to civil motor vehicle infraction by a junior operator who is not emancipated
SD1654 For legislation to promote efficiency and transparency in economic development
HD1656 Relative to the process for collecting delinquent property taxes
HD1658 Relative to preserving eligibility for the PACE program and certain waivered services
SD1658 For legislation relative to transparency of economic development spending
SD1663 For legislation relative to economic development tax credits
SD1669 For legislation to reinvest in working families
HD1670 For legislation relative to the establishment of a Medicaid and health care reform FMAP trust fund
HD1677 For legislation to establish a Diabetes state action plan
HD1679 For legislation to establish the Department of Mental Health as the oversight agency for the mental health system within the state prison system
HD1680 For legislation relative to part-time higher education faculty eligibility in the state retirement system
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
SD1684 For legislation to increase injured workers’ access to medical care and workers’ compensation benefits
HD1690 For legislation to establish a program within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services to eliminate copays and deductibles for certain high-value and low cost prescription drugs and treatments
SD1693 For legislation to clarify occupancy excise and internet hotel room resellers.
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
SD1698 For legislation to restore community trust in Massachusetts law enforcement
SD1699 For legislation to close a corporate tax haven loophole.
SD1713 For legislation to establish a special commission to consider an appropriate tribute to Nelson Mandela in the City of Boston.
SD1717 For legislation relative to HIV-Associated lipodystrophy treatment.
HD1718 Relative to school attendance
SD1718 For legislation to increase the civil fines and penalities of motorists who violate the right of way of other motorists.
SD1720 For legislation to ensure the well being of all children in the commonwealth.
SD1726 For legislation to promote transparency and cost control of pharmaceutical drug prices.
HD1730 Relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness and the establishment of a Medicaid reimbursement enhancement fund
HD1746 For legislation to create a public health insurance agency to compete with private insurers
HD1747 Relative to providing for consumer access to and disclosure of complementary and alternative health services
HD1756 Relative to coordinating the availability of transit services to employees of existing and expanding businesses by the Massachusetts Office of Business Development
SD1762 For legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten.
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
HD1767 For legislation to increase power plant safety preparedness by the Department of Public Health to twenty miles
HD1769 Relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment
SD1769 For legislation relative to family financial protection.
SD1770 For legislation to repeal mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenses.
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
HD1801 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study vocational-technical schools
SD1804 For legislation to promote zero net-energy buildings in the Commonwealth
SD1813 For legislation to establish election day registration
SD1814 For legislation to protect our environment and update our climate action plan
SD1815 An Act to protect our environment and reduce the carbon footprint of the commonwealth
HD1817 Relative to the approval of town insurance appropriations
HD1819 Relative to the State Retiree Benefits Trust Fund Board of Directors
HD1824 For legislation to provide insurance coverage for certain medically necessary treatment for speech therapy, disease, illness, injury or bodily dysfunction
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1841 to improve efficiency and coordination of health through a new division of health insurance
HD1846 For legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century
HD1852 That the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals
HD1862 For legislation to authorize municipalities to assess certain taxes for financing regional transportation needs and investments
HD1869 Relative to the taxation of unearned income
HD1871 Relative to state contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
HD1876 That the Office of Medicaid establish a bundled payment pilot program
HD1877 Relative to providing for a voluntary contribution on the state income tax form for donations to the State Public Health HIV and Hepatitis Fund
HD1878 Relative to the independent practice of advanced practice registered nursing by nurse practitioners
SD1885 For legislation relative to traffic and pedestrian stop data.
HD1886 Relative to burial benefits of veterans
HD1893 Relative to rendering the criminal and civil justice systems accessible to victims of sexual violence
HD1900 An Act Relative to Campus Safety
HD1906 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities
HD1911 Relative to the tax on gross gaming revenues, the waiting period for certain former public officials to be employed by gaming licensees and prohibiting financial assistance from state funds for gaming licensees
HD1921 Relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses
HD1922 Relative to benefits for permanent functional loss and disfigurement under the workers' compensation law
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1946 For legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers
HD1967 Relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees
HD1969 For legislation to improve the collection and analysis of data relative to traffic stops
HD1979 For legislation to establish the Massachusetts prisoner bone marrow donation program
HD1988 For the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to convene a Constitutional Convention to consider amendments to the Constitution to limit the influence of money in our political system
HD1995 Relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel
HD2012 For legislation to increase the maximum tax credit allowed for land conservation incentives
HD2015 For legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor
HD2019 For legislation to establish guidelines for the releasing of prisoners for medical reasons
HD2045 For legislation to increase access to recycling in the Commonwealth
HD2050 Relative to net metering by utility companies
HD2056 Relative to preventing unnecessary medical debt through hospital and affiliate charity care policies
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2072 For legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status
HD2073 For legislation to collect data regarding the use of solitary confinement
HD2081 Relative to baseline concussion testing for student athletes
HD2089 For legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices
HD2106 Relative to public access to the financial statements of candidates for public office and the maintenance of a electronic reporting system statements of financial interests
HD2115 Relative to the training of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
HD2118 For legislation to increase the fines for failure to wear a seat belt
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2130 For legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes
HD2137 For legislation to define and further protect vulnerable persons on the roads of the Commonwealth
HD2162 Relative to the sales tax on bundled cellular telephone transactions
HD2163 Relative to the creation and maintenance of a searchable public online database of sites available for development in cities and towns
HD2165 For the establishment of a living minimum wage for employees and contracted employees of the Commonwealth
HD2182 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the feasibility of creating and funding a universal children’s college savings account
HD2189 An Act relative to Puppy Mills
HD2198 For legislation to create a college savings program for every child born in the Commonwealth
HD2207 Relative to social media password privacy for school students
HD2208 For legislation to impose a moratorium on all new mandated education programs
HD2210 Relative to tuition and fee waivers for armed forces reserves
HD2220 Relative to the sale or conversion of certain tax exempt property
HD2233 Relative to the management of low lands and swamps to control of tick-borne illness
HD2239 Relative to safe disposal of syringes, injection devices and other medical sharps
HD2248 Establishing schedules for employees
HD2297 Relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
HD2300 That the Department of Environmental Protection conduct a feasibility study for the implementation of watershed based planning
HD2306 Relative to sexual assault prosecutions
HD2308 For legislation to expunge the records of persons falsely accused and juveniles.
HD2312 Relative to civil actions in cases of sexual assault and rape of a child
HD2317 Relative to civil rights actions
HD2319 Relative to student safety
HD2320 Relative to criminal statute of limitations
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2331 Relative to a violent crime victim's fund
HD2336 Relative to the use and protection of pollinators
HD2340 For legislation to provide for a capital outlay program of maintenance and improvements to municipal drinking, waste and storm water infrastructure assets
HD2342 Relative to vocational training for the unemployed
HD2345 Relative to temporary workers’ unemployment benefits
HD2348 For legislation to prevent contracts of waivers in employment cases of claims concerning discrimination, non-payment of wages or benefits, retaliation or harassment or violation of public policy
HD2364 Relative to promoting job training in the Commonwealth
HD2368 Relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services
HD2373 Relative to granting equal access to original birth certificates
HD2375 For legislation to bans plastic beads used in facial scrubs, shampoos and toothpastes
HD2380 Relative to prohibiting the solitary confinement of inmates twenty-one years of age or younger
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2388 An Act RELATIVE TO ADULT BASIC EDUCATION ACCESS AND QUALITY
HD2392 Relative to improving disclosure of electioneering communications reports
HD2395 An Act AN ACT RELATIVE TO BLIGHTED PROPERTIES
HD2401 Relative to criminal offender record information
HD2432 Relative to background checks on foster parents
HD2433 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety
HD2434 For legislation to establish a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to reducing injury to individuals in the care and custody of the staff of the Department of Youth Services and to the staff of the department
HD2436 Relative to sexual health education
HD2444 Relative to increasing pension benefits for certain retired teachers and public employees
HD2461 Relative to the recorking of wine
HD2468 For the establishment of an access to healthcare task force (including members of the General Court) for former foster youth to review the barriers of access to healthcare for youth who are aging out or have aged out of the care of the Department of Children and Families
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2474 Relative to public employees' workers compensation benefits
HD2475 Relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families
HD2476 For legislation to establish secure choice retirement savings plan
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2480 For legislation to limit retroactive denials of health insurance claims for mental health and substance abuse services
HD2483 That hospitals provide certain patients in inpatient or observation status oral and written notice of such placement
HD2508 Relative to patient safety quality indicators
HD2540 For legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty
HD2568 For legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
HD2586 For legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers and prospective employers
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2589 For legislation to provide for primary and preventative health care services for certain children in the Commonwealth.
HD2592 Relative to the use of solitary confinement in correctional facilities
HD2596 Relative to increase the minimum wage for private sector human service workers
HD2615 That banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures
HD2627 Relative to expanding credible service to certain veterans
HD2648 Relative to the minimum wage employers are required to pay tipped employees
HD2664 For legislation to prohibit the withholding of diplomas to students meeting all requirements except a score on a state standardized test
HD2684 For legislation to create an income tax credit for qualified tuition and fees for higher education
HD2704 Relative to enhancing the educational opportunities for expectant and parenting students
HD2707 An Act relative to the purchase of iPads at Bridgewater State University
HD2709 For legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for certain children
HD2715 An Act relative to digital projectors
HD2741 For legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents
HD2743 For legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products
HD2758 For legislation to disclosure requirements for dry cleaners using toxic chemicals
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2809 Relative to the expungement of criminal records of juveniles
HD2818 Relative to administering the medical assistance programs
HD2826 Relative to vacant, foreclosing and foreclosed property
HD2835 For legislation to establish a living wage for employees of certain retail stores and fast food restaurants
HD2844 For legislation to increase participation in early childhood care settings
HD2863 Relative to the establishment of a secretary to reduce and prevent homelessness
HD2867 For legislation to enhance opportunities for children in the custody of the Commonwealth
HD2875 Relative to motor vehicle parking and bicyclist traffic violation appeals
HD2876 An Act establishing the small business appeals board
HD2882 For legislation to establish the Massachusetts law revision commission
HD2887 An Act relative to establishing an independent review board for police shootings
HD2890 Relative to the disclosure of participation in the slave trade
HD2903 For legislation to ensure equal access to services for certain residents of the Commonwealth, notwithstanding alienage or immigration status
HD2904 For legislation to establish election day voter registration
HD2912 For legislation to provide transparency in the data contained in the payer and provider claims database
HD2917 For legislation to establish pilot programs for universal pre-kindergarten in gateway cities and other low-income neighborhoods or communities
HD2941 Relative to certified professional midwives
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2944 An Act providing for an out of state license to be valid proof of age
HD2945 Relative to the reporting of credit transactions of consumers by financial or consumer lending institutions following bankruptcies
HD2948 For legislation to further regulate the sale of tobacco products to teenagers
HD2976 Relative to utility data transparency and access
HD2983 Relative to child and adolescent mental health services
HD2994 For legislation to modernize the business licensing process
HD2997 Relative to the criteria for the release of terminally ill inmates to alternative locations of confinement
HD2998 For legislation to create a program to reduce childhood obesity by assessing a tax on candies, confectionaries and soft drinks
HD3003 Relative to the care and protection of children
HD3005 Relative to fair housing pre-licensing training for real estate agents
HD3015 Relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths
HD3016 Relative to the taxation of short-term residential rentals
HD3018 An Act relative to providing culturally competent services in the Commonwealth
HD3020 An Act relative to protecting victims and witnesses of domestic violence
HD3022 For legislation to limit fees charged by cashers of checks, drafts or money orders
HD3024 Relative to uniform use of deadly force guidelines
HD3028 For legislation to establish a nursing advisory board within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services
HD3030 An Act to promote educational opportunity for English language learners and students with special needs
HD3032 Relative to providing written health education information to incarcerated women by correctional institutions
HD3033 For legislation to expand class size for non-residents at the University of Massachusetts Medical School
HD3035 Relative to the training of law enforcement officers and correction officers in interactions with persons on the autism spectrum who are victims or witnesses to crimes, or suspected or convicted of crimes
HD3055 Relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths
HD3067 For legislation to establish an apprentice training program to expedite the re-occupancy of vacant units of state-assisted housing
HD3070 Relative to the penalty for the transmission of indecent visual depictions by persons less than eighteen years
HD3075 Relative to transfers of military-grade controlled property to state law enforcement agencies
HD3098 That the the Department of Transportation assess the current status of the transportation system of the Commonwealth
HD3099 For legislation to increase the excise tax on alcoholic beverages
HD3102 Relative to the rights of patients to certain bulk medications upon discharge from medical facilities
HD3109 Relative to the protection of property owned by the Commonwealth and part of the Blue Hills Reservation referred to as Fowl Meadow
HD3114 For legislation to develop a high quality pre-kindergarten education grant program
HD3137 For legislation to establish election day voter registration
HD3151 Relative to home health and hospice aides
HD3152 For legislation to mandate separate and secure waiting areas for victims and families in the courts of the Commonwealth
HD3154 Relative to authorizing the Governor to appoint a registered nurse to the Health Policy Commission
HD3156 For legislation to reform pretrial processes
HD3158 For legislation to increase access to mental health services
HD3162 For legislation to establish universal early education and full-day kindergarten in the Commonwealth
HD3165 Relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth
HD3167 For legislation to authorize public institutions of higher education to retain funds received as in-state tuition
HD3169 For legislation to exempt residents of the Commonwealth from payment of tuition or mandatory curriculum fees at community colleges
HD3174 Relative to requiring insurance carriers to recognize nurse midwives as participating providers
HD3186 Relative to the definition of “beverage” and the redemption of containers under the bottle law, so-called
HD3200 For legislation to protect tenants and prevent vacancies in foreclosed homes
HD3202 Relative to the protection of the mental and physical health of minors from sexual orientation and/or gender identity change efforts
HD3204 For legislation to clarify the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law
HD3212 For legislation to establish an organ and tissue donor program within the Department of Correction
HD3216 For legislation to provide for the rapid deployment of qualified nurses
HD3217 For legislation to encourage the development of clean energy security, energy diversity and economic growth
HD3220 For legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses
HD3227 Relative to the parole process
HD3239 That the Department of Environmental Affairs establish a drinking and ground water research project in Worcester County with the Silent Spring Institute
HD3241 Relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances
HD3242 For an investigation by special commission (including members of the General Court) of the feasibility of establishing a bank owned by the Commonwealth or by a public authority constituted by the Commonwealth
HD3268 Relative to the evaluation of the frequency and outcome of contacts between juveniles of various racial and ethnic categories and law enforcement and court personnel and other Commonwealth officials
HD3296 For legislation to ensure charter school transparency and public accountability
HD3298 Relative to establishing a right to counsel in certain eviction cases
HD3305 For legislation to ensure the payment of at least a living wage to all employees
HD3318 For the implementation of an institutional pharmacy discharge medication pilot program by the Department of Public Health to ensure patient medication adherence
HD3345 For legislation to direct the Department of Public Health to compile data and issue a report on vision screening for children entering kindergarten
HD3372 For legislation to provide active and retired public employees benefits for certain medically necessary treatments
HD3391 An Act providing for certain health insurance coverage
HD3393 Providing for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study a "Pay it Forward" model of higher education financing
HD3398 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the viability of designating a space or facility in the city of Boston commemorating the visit of Nelson Mandela
HD3401 Relative to mandated reporting of elder abuse
HD3403 Relative to the protection of the public interest by the Department of Telecommunications and Cable in cable mergers
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3425 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws
HD3433 For legislation to protect families from adverse financial conditions caused by unreasonable debt
HD3439 Relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services
HD3449 For legislation to designate June sixteenth as domestic workers’ rights day
HD3463 Relative to transparency and accountability for Boston's 2024 Olympic bid
HD3473 Relative to the collection and dissemination of student data
HD3487 For legislation to increase access to vaccines
HD3492 Relative to contract assistance for Central Artery debt of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority
HD3525 Relative to Superior Court foreclosure procedures
HD3531 Relative to the open meeting law
HD3554 Relative to child sexual abuse prevention education in elementary and secondary schools

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator, Lawyer
Spouse: Geoffrey Forrest
Children: 2

Education & Public Service

  • Bennington College, BA 1971
  • Boston University School of Law, JD 1982
  • Mass. House 2006 - present
  • Assistant City Solicitor, Newton (1982-1984)
  • Assistant City Solicitor, Somerville (1984-1989)
Twenty-seventh Middlesex, Consisting of Somerville: Ward 2: Precincts 2, 3, Wards 3, 5, 6