Frank I. Smizik Representative

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Frank I. Smizik

Addresses

State House
Room 274
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2676
Email: Frank.Smizik@mahouse.gov
District Office
42 Russell Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Phone: 617-738-9838
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD3023 Relative to the riverfront area of the Saw Mill Brook
S.64 SD1874 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 64) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Mary S. Keefe, Christine P. Barber, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity. The Judiciary.
H.78 HD1834 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 78) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.79 HD1343 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 79) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to providing child care assistance to homeless families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.110 HD567 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 110) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.118 HD228 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 118) of Denise Provost and others relative to services for homeless individuals and families receiving assistance under the program of emergency aid to elders, disabled and children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.119 HD231 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 119) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to develop housing plans for families, with minor children, who are being evicted from publicly subsidized housing. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.122 SD317 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 122) of Daniel A. Wolf, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh, Louis L. Kafka and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities. Community Development and Small Businesses.
H.129 HD1027 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 129) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.152 HD1600 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 152) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.160 HD1593 By Ms. Cariddi of North Adams, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 160) of Gailanne M. Cariddi and others for legislation to require transparency in solicitations via telephone and similar devices. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.245 HD1785 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 245) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.253 SD1779 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 253) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Daniel A. Wolf, Benjamin B. Downing, Kevin G. Honan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access. Education.
H.255 HD2780 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 255) of Denise Provost and others relative to local control of liquor licenses. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.262 SD743 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 262) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Denise Provost, Jason M. Lewis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to language opportunity for our kids. Education.
S.268 SD1762 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 268) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Denise Provost, Jason M. Lewis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten. Education.
H.300 HD1704 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 300) of Aaron Vega and others for legislation to establish a Commonwealth underutilized building repair fund within the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.310 HD1664 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 310) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to dispute resolution processes within the Bureau of Special Education Appeals. Education.
H.319 HD1129 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 319) of Michael D. Brady and others relative to turnaround plans for underperforming schools. Education.
S.326 SD223 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 326) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Denise Provost, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a moratorium for charter schools. Education.
H.340 HD1471 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 340) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality. Education.
H.345 HD3529 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 345) of Diana DiZoglio and others relative to financial literacy programs in schools. Education.
H.346 HD3549 By Representatives DiZoglio of Methuen and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 346) of Diana DiZoglio and others for legislation to require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a civic education curriculum to be included within the history and/or social science curriculum. Education.
H.350 HD1606 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 350) of James J. Dwyer and others relative to establishing a moratorium for charter schools. Education.
S.350 SD128 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 350) of Daniel A. Wolf, Denise Provost, Jason M. Lewis, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to just cause terminations. Education.
S.370 SD831 By Mr. Welch, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 370) of James T. Welch, Mary S. Keefe, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Daniel A. Wolf and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen the Massachusetts home care program. Elder Affairs.
H.372 HD225 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 372) of Sean Garballey and Frank I. Smizik for legislation to implement a validated common core of professional teaching knowledge. Education.
H.375 HD1152 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 375) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to allow teachers currently employed and receiving compensation to serve on the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education.
H.380 HD689 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 380) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to require certification of all public school teachers. Education.
H.386 HD2207 By Messrs. Gordon of Bedford and Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 386) of Kenneth I. Gordon, James M. Cantwell and others relative to social media password privacy for school students. Education.
S.403 SD965 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 403) of James B. Eldridge, James M. Cantwell and Frank I. Smizik for legislation relative to establishing standards for restoring and maintaining streamflows, water levels and hydrologic regimes that protect natural aquatic life in rivers and streams. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.422 HD1698 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 422) of Kay Khan and others relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students. Education.
H.429 HD2844 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 429) of Jay D. Livingstone and others for legislation to increase participation in early childhood care settings. Education.
S.446 SD447 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 446) of Michael O. Moore, Timothy R. Madden, Brian R. Mannal, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the enforcement of illegal hunting practices. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.448 HD2436 By Messrs. O'Day of West Boylston and Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 448) of James J. O'Day, Paul Brodeur and others relative to sexual health education. Education.
S.451 SD194 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 451) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.453 HD1707 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 453) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to high school graduation requirements for students with learning disabilities. Education.
S.454 SD229 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 454) of Marc R. Pacheco, Patricia A. Haddad, Peter V. Kocot, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court lfor legislation relative to recycling. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.456 SD312 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 456) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Chris Walsh, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish tracking and reporting requirements for Massachusetts transportation fuels and associated greenhouse gas emissions. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.456 HD2070 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 456) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts. Education.
H.467 HD196 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 467) of Denise Provost and others relative to the enrollment of students in charter schools. Education.
H.468 HD941 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 468) of Denise Provost and others relative to homeless and unaccompanied students. Education.
H.494 HD1322 By Mr. Stanley of Waltham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 494) of Thomas M. Stanley and others for legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks. Education.
S.501 SD982 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 501) of Anne M. Gobi, Marc R. Pacheco, Mark C. Montigny, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property. Financial Services.
H.515 HD1588 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 515) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to increase the personal care allowance of residents of long-term care facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.520 HD2456 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 520) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
H.526 HD1412 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 526) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs. Elder Affairs.
H.537 HD2086 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 537) of Cory Atkins and others relative to accountability for certain corporate political activities. Election Laws.
H.555 HD693 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 555) of Sean Garballey and others relative to the reimbursement of local costs of special elections. Election Laws.
H.596 HD377 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 596) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to enable cities and towns to extend voting rights in municipal elections to certain non-citizens of the Commonwealth. Election Laws.
H.623 HD1080 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 623) of Ruth B. Balser, James B. Eldridge and others relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.647 SD44 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 647) of Daniel A. Wolf, Timothy R. Madden, Jose F. Tosado, Brian M. Ashe and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure effective health care cost control. Health Care Financing.
H.657 HD2568 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 657) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.659 HD1242 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 659) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to hydraulic fracturing wastewater. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.671 HD2067 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 671) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to establish performance standards for the reduction of municipal solid waste. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.677 HD632 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 677) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to further regulate the use of hydraulic fracturing to stimulate the extraction of natural gas. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.690 SD1215 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 690) of Harriette L. Chandler, Frank I. Smizik, Benjamin Swan, Cynthia S. Creem and other members of the General Court for legislation to authorize municipalities to protect low and moderate income tenants and units of governmentally involved housing. Housing.
H.696 HD1571 By Representative Kaufman of Lexington and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 696) of Jay R. Kaufman, Kenneth J. Donnelly and others for legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.697 HD1852 By Representative Kaufman of Lexington and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 697) of Jay R. Kaufman, Kenneth J. Donnelly and others that the Department of Environmental Protection be notified by manufacturers of products containing toxic chemicals. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.707 HD1407 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 707) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.716 HD2259 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 716) of Timothy R. Madden and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the effects of coastal and ocean acidification and its existing and potential effects on species that are commercially harvested and grown along the coast of the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.738 HD201 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 738) of Denise Provost and others that the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health develop health risk assessment guidelines of proposed school construction sites . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.740 HD218 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 740) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to to protect drinking water from hydraulic fracturing. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.749 HD1657 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 749) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others relative to buffer zones on land under the agricultural restriction program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.773 HD1184 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 773) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to regulate the cultivation of industrial hemp. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.783 HD762 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 783) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of certain insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.784 HD764 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 784) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.786 HD789 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 786) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies. Financial Services.
S.852 SD125 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 852) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Michelle M. DuBois, Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to amend the foreclosure statute to require judicial foreclosure. The Judiciary.
H.856 HD728 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 856) of Sean Garballey and others relative to coverage standards for children under private insurance. 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.871 HD595 By Representative Hogan of Stow and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 871) of Kate Hogan and others relative to common summary of payments forms for health care services. Financial Services.
H.884 HD777 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 884) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to insurance coverage for colorectal cancer screenings and breast cancer screenings. Financial Services.
H.888 HD2615 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 888) of Mary S. Keefe and others that banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures. Financial Services.
H.894 HD3174 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 894) of Kay Khan and others relative to requiring insurance carriers to recognize nurse midwives as participating providers. Financial Services.
H.901 HD469 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 901) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage. Financial Services.
H.927 HD1769 By Representative Peake of Provincetown and Senator Montigny, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 927) of Sarah K. Peake, Mark C. Montigny and others relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment. 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.948 HD1046 By Messrs. Scibak of South Hadley and Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 948) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to update the contraceptive coverage equity law to require insurance carriers to provide all contraceptive methods without a co-pay. Financial Services.
H.965 HD1107 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 965) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to compare total health care spending with projected single payer health care system spending. Health Care Financing.
H.985 HD1089 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 985) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to transfers of assets by MassHealth members. Health Care Financing.
H.987 HD2327 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 987) of Sean Garballey and others relative to medical assistance recipient assets. Health Care Financing.
H.988 HD667 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 988) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility. Health Care Financing.
H.989 HD670 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 989) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to Medicaid expansion. Health Care Financing.
H.996 HD286 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 996) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the payment and preservation of beds in nursing home facilities for recipients of MassHealth benefits. Health Care Financing.
H.997 HD401 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 997) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to establish criteria for MassHealth hardship waivers. Health Care Financing.
S.1007 SD1048 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 1007) of Karen E. Spilka, Patricia A. Haddad, Jason M. Lewis, Jay D. Livingstone and other members of the General Court for legislation to encourage equitable and diverse gender representation on the boards of companies in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1024 SD852 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1024) of Daniel A. Wolf, Denise Provost, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a living wage for employees of big box retail stores and fast food chains. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1026 HD1151 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1026) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to establish a single-payer health insurance trust fund. Health Care Financing.
H.1032 HD611 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1032) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the management of early childhood caries among MassHealth patients. Health Care Financing.
H.1055 HD2540 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1055) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty. Higher Education.
H.1060 HD1119 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1060) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers. Higher Education.
H.1061 HD1035 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1061) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to provide high school graduates equal access to in-state tuition rates and financial aid in the higher education system. Higher Education.
H.1064 HD840 By Representative Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator L'Italien, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1064) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities. Higher Education.
H.1111 HD3173 By Representative Honan of Boston and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1111) of Kevin G. Honan and others for legislation to establish a small-scale housing development demonstration program within the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development. Housing.
S.1132 SD627 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1132) of Cynthia S. Creem, Kathleen O'Connor Ives, Jay R. Kaufman, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants. Public Health.
H.1168 HD799 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1168) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the penalty for assault and battery for certain mentally ill persons. The Judiciary.
H.1227 HD3015 By Mr. Carvalho of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1227) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others relative to the process for the investigation of officer-involved deaths. The Judiciary.
S.1231 SD37 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1231) of Daniel A. Wolf, Timothy R. Madden, Mary S. Keefe, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the practice of acupuncture. Public Health.
H.1275 HD1935 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1275) of Lori A. Ehrlich, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns. The Judiciary.
H.1287 HD1591 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of John V. Fernandes and others relative to descendants email access and procedures. The Judiciary.
S.1350 SD625 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1350) of Benjamin B. Downing, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public investment in fossil fuels. Public Service.
H.1362 HD148 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1362) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to health care proxies. The Judiciary.
H.1418 HD517 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1418) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to petitions to the Juvenile Court or Probate Court on behalf of certain special juveniles. The Judiciary.
H.1429 HD3425 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1429) of Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity by enhancing the enforcement and penalties for violations of the controlled substances laws. The Judiciary.
H.1436 HD3268 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1436) of Kay Khan and others 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. 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.1465 SD964 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1465) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Louis L. Kafka, Jason M. Lewis, James R. Miceli and other members of the General Court for legislation to support educational opportunity for all. Revenue.
H.1489 HD162 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1489) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the liability of farmers' markets. The Judiciary.
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.
S.1505 SD279 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1505) of Thomas P. Kennedy and Frank I. Smizik for legislation to provide incentives for the purchase and use of alternative fuel vehicles. Revenue.
H.1531 HD1776 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1531) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy. The Judiciary.
H.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.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.1570 HD368 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by proposal for constitutional amendment, House, No. 1570) of Byron Rushing and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the subject matter of initiative petitions. 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.1579 HD3200 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1579) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to protect tenants and prevent vacancies in foreclosed homes. The Judiciary.
H.1584 HD3156 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1584) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to reform pretrial processes. The Judiciary.
H.1608 HD414 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1608) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further regulate the performing of abortions and protecting women’s reproductive health . The Judiciary.
H.1620 HD1921 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1620) of Benjamin Swan and others relative to eliminating mandatory minimum sentences related to drug offenses. The Judiciary.
H.1640 HD3525 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1640) of Aaron Vega and others relative to Superior Court foreclosure procedures. The Judiciary.
H.1656 HD1450 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1656) of Chris Walsh and others relative to the jurisdiction of the courts within the Housing Court Department. The Judiciary.
S.1682 SD367 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1682) of Thomas M. McGee, Ruth B. Balser, Jay D. Livingstone, Aaron Vega and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1707 HD1922 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1707) of Sean Garballey and others relative to benefits for permanent functional loss and disfigurement under the workers' compensation law. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1708 HD2248 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1708) of Sean Garballey and others establishing schedules for employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1714 HD2342 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1714) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others relative to vocational training for the unemployed. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1715 HD2345 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1715) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others relative to temporary workers’ unemployment benefits. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1717 HD2364 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1717) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others relative to promoting job training in the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1718 HD3411 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1718) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others for legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1728 HD1230 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1728) of Peter V. Kocot and others relative to abusive or hostile work environments. 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.1736 HD2586 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1736) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers and prospective employers. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1747 SD285 By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1747) of Michael J. Barrett, Chris Walsh, Kay Khan, Frank I. Smizik and other members of the General Court for legislation to combat climate change. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1748 HD1833 By Representatives Michlewitz of Boston and Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1748) of Aaron Michlewitz, Kate Hogan and others for legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1752 SD1510 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1752) of Cynthia S. Creem, Gloria L. Fox, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase container recycling in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1756 HD2433 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Pacheco, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1756) of James J. O'Day, Marc R. Pacheco and others for legislation to further define standards of employee safety. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1760 HD432 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1760) of Denise Provost and others relative to further regulating certain individuals applying for or receiving unemployment benefits. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1761 SD633 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1761) of Benjamin B. Downing, Kevin G. Honan, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home energy efficiency. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1762 HD2165 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1762) of David M. Rogers and others for the establishment of a living minimum wage for employees and contracted employees of the Commonwealth. 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.
S.1770 SD1616 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1770) of James B. Eldridge, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Peter V. Kocot, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.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.
H.1773 HD2835 By Mr. Ultrino of Malden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1773) of Steven Ultrino and others for legislation to establish a living wage for employees of certain retail stores and fast food restaurants. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1774 SD1271 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1774) of Brian A. Joyce, Chris Walsh, Jay D. Livingstone, Frank I. Smizik and other members of the General Court for legislation to fuel job creation through energy efficiency. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1775 SD1416 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1775) of Brian A. Joyce, Denise Provost, Chris Walsh, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to a microgrid pilot program. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1783 SD645 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1783) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Jason M. Lewis, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to bonding authority for the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1785 SD1814 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1785) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Lori A. Ehrlich, Denise Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect our environment and update our climate action plan. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1787 SD869 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1787) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Frank I. Smizik and Kenneth J. Donnelly for legislation relative to net metering. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1804 HD1393 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1804) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to mental health services for children. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1808 SD284 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1808) of William N. Brownsberger, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes. Transportation.
S.1824 SD1161 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1824) of James B. Eldridge, Frank I. Smizik, Denise Provost, Michelle M. DuBois and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote electric vehicle adoption. Transportation.
H.1826 HD2126 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1826) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to protecting puppies and kittens. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1848 SD1860 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1848) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Marjorie C. Decker, Paul McMurtry, Louis L. Kafka and others for legislation relative to child passenger safety. Transportation.
H.1855 HD372 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator O'Connor Ives, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1855) of David Paul Linsky, Kathleen O'Connor Ives and others relative to parking advancements and the establishment of parking benefit districts in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1865 HD1367 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1865) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1932 HD2115 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1932) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the training of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Public Health.
H.1958 HD678 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1958) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants. 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.1977 HD945 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1977) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to establish a rare disease advisory council. 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.1992 HD846 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1992) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to establishing a board of registration in naturopathy and further regulating naturopathic health care. Public Health.
H.1996 HD2782 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1996) of Kay Khan and others relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances. Public Health.
H.2005 HD2021 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2005) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to expanding access to healthy food choices in vending machines on state property. Public Health.
H.2006 HD740 By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2006) of John J. Lawn, Jr. and others relative to the practice of acupuncture for the treatment of certain pain. 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.2048 HD1906 By Messrs. Sánchez of Boston and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2048) of Jeffrey Sánchez, Byron Rushing and others for legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. Public Health.
H.2050 HD2015 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2050) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to prohibit the sale to minors of electronic devices used to deliver liquid nicotine vapor. Public Health.
H.2070 HD460 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2070) of Ellen Story, David Paul Linsky and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
H.2082 HD2824 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2082) of Chris Walsh and others relative to promoting access to accurate medical information. Public Health.
H.2189 HD129 By Mr. Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2189) of Aaron Vega and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the application of building codes when existing structures in gateway cities are converted to a mixed-use development. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2243 HD2759 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2243) of Nick Collins and others relative to creating a rebuttable presumption of job relatedness for certain public safety personnel suffering from disabling conditions caused by exposure to infectious diseases. Public Service.
H.2265 HD509 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2265) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to collective bargaining for teachers and other school employees. Public Service.
H.2269 HD1530 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2269) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the divestment of state pension funds from holdings in fossil fuel companies. Public Service.
H.2302 HD1967 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2302) of Sean Garballey and others relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees. Public Service.
H.2374 HD3439 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2374) of Michael J. Moran and others relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services. Public Service.
H.2395 HD386 By Mr. Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2395) of Byron Rushing and others for legislation to further regulate the right to strike of public employees. Public Service.
H.2401 HD1699 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2401) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to improve quality in early education centers and providing better access to quality early education and care. Public Service.
H.2477 HD1234 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2477) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to tax havens. Revenue.
H.2479 HD1533 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2479) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to the earned income credit for working families. Revenue.
H.2492 HD2220 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2492) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the sale or conversion of certain tax exempt property. Revenue.
H.2575 HD2998 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2575) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to create a program to reduce childhood obesity by assessing a tax on candies, confectionaries and soft drinks. Revenue.
H.2587 HD2943 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Stephen Kulik, Cynthia Stone Creem and others for legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund. Revenue.
H.2605 HD1656 By Mr. Mahoney of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2605) of John J. Mahoney and others relative to the process for collecting delinquent property taxes. Revenue.
H.2668 HD3007 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2668) of Denise Provost and others for the imposition of a tax on certain private institutions of higher learning for the purpose of establishing a separate fund to be known as the educational opportunity for all trust fund. Revenue.
H.2726 HD1871 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2726) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to state contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2772 HD1190 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2772) of Peter V. Kocot and others relative to the storage and dissemination of certain public records in an electronic format. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2793 HD3449 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2793) of Michael J. Moran and others for legislation to designate June sixteenth as domestic workers’ rights day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2849 HD2976 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2849) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to utility data transparency and access. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2852 HD2297 By Messrs. Calter of Kingston and Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2852) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2858 HD387 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2858) of Edward F. Coppinger and others relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2870 HD1173 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2870) of Lori A. Ehrlich, James B. Eldridge and others relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2875 HD3186 By Representative Fox of Boston and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2875) of Gloria L. Fox and others relative to the definition of “beverage” and the redemption of containers under the bottle law, so-called. 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.2927 HD1759 By Representatives Peake of Provincetown and Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2927) of Sarah K. Peake, Denise Provost and others for legislation to create the position of poet laureate of the Commonwealth. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.2984 HD1566 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2984) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others to provide for reforms and improvements to the Commonwealth's transportation system. Transportation.
H.2985 HD1650 By Representative Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2985) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Patricia D. Jehlen and others relative to junior operator's licenses. Transportation.
H.2999 HD1125 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2999) of Sean Garballey, Frank I. Smizik and Timothy J. Toomey, Jr. establishing a payroll tax to increase funding of mass transportation and establishing a transportation finance advisory board. Transportation.
H.3009 HD1587 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3009) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to license plate tracking. Transportation.
H.3039 HD2584 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3039) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy. Transportation.
H.3068 HD932 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3068) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to prohibit the use of a mobile phone while operating a motor vehicle on any public way. Transportation.
H.3072 HD2130 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3072) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes. Transportation.
H.3073 HD2137 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3073) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to define and further protect vulnerable persons on the roads of the Commonwealth. Transportation.
H.3127 HD1988 By Representative Atkins of Concord and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3127) of Cory Atkins, James B. Eldridge and others 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. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3144 HD1024 By Mr. Livingstone of Boston, a petition (accompanied by resolution, House, No. 3144) of Jay D. Livingstone and others for the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to take certain actions concerning national budgetary matters. 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.3385 HD2944 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3385) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to authorize the use of out-of-state licenses as proof of age in purchasing alcohol. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3391 HD1684 By Representatives Donahue of Worcester and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3391) of Daniel M. Donahue and others relative to unfunded mandates on public schools. Education.
H.3392 HD2921 By Ms. DuBois of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3392) of Michelle M. DuBois and others for legislation to establish an unfunded student reserve fund to be expended, without further appropriation, by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Education.
H.3410 HD2862 By Ms. DuBois of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3410) of Michelle M. DuBois and others for legislation further regulating the building or expansion of solid waste disposal facilities. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3461 HD2942 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3461) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to authorize the Department of Mental Health to establish a program for research, technology transfer, design, development and commercialization of technologies for the treatment and support of people with mental illness and brain-based disorders. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.3469 HD1879 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3469) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to toxins contained in the vapor produced by e-cigarettes . Public Health.
H.3478 HD3326 By Ms. DuBois of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3478) of Michelle M. DuBois and others relative to promoting federal regulations relating to trenching, excavation, and confined spaces. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3527 HD2777 By Ms. DuBois of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3527) of Michelle M. DuBois and others relative to environmental impact documents required to apply for a permit to construct an electric generating facility . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1513
By Request
SD1682 By Mr. Lewis (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1513) of Steven Keleti and Frank I. Smizik for legislation to authorize municipalities to grant property tax exemption for habitat and urban forest. Revenue.
S.1514
By Request
SD1687 By Mr. Lewis (by request), a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1514) of Steven Keleti and Frank I. Smizik for legislation relative to housing affordability and open space local needs. Revenue.

Frank was born on September 4, 1944 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He attended Peabody High School in Pittsburgh and did his undergraduate work at the University of Pittsburgh, receiving his Bachelor of Arts in 1966. His law degree is from Duquesne University, graduating in 1971. Frank served for twenty-five years as a legal services lawyer addressing housing and other civil issues facing low income persons and was involved in landmark litigation creating rights for persons displaced by urban renewal and developed state and federal, as well as litigation strategies, to avoid homelessness. Representative Smizik served the Town of Brookline in many capacities; as a member of the Democratic Town Committee, a Town Meeting member, the Commissioner and Chairman of the Housing Authority, and as Vice Chair of the School Committee prior to being elected in 2000 as the Representative from the 15th Norfolk District. As Chairman of the new House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change, Representative Smizik hopes to ensure that all legislation relating to transportation, energy, capital infrastructure, and economic development policy takes into consideration the challenge of global climate change and includes appropriate mitigation and adaptation measures. Frank is married to Julia (Julie) Johnson. They were married on January 1, 1981 and they have two children, Emma and Hallie.

Personal Information

Profession: Lawyer
Spouse: Julia (Julie) Johnson
Children: 2
Religion: Jewish

Education & Public Service

  • Duquesne University, J.D.
  • University of Pittsburgh, B.A.
  • Peabody High School Pittsburgh, PA
  • November 2000- present: State Representative, 15th Norfolk District (Brookline)
  • 1992-2000: Brookline School Committee; 1984-1986: Housing Advisory Board, Town of Brookline
  • 1982-1992: Commissioner, Brookline Housing Authority; 1981-present: Town Meeting Member, Brookline Town Meeting
  • Elected Member, Brookline Democratic Town Committee
Fifteenth Norfolk, Consisting of Brookline: Precincts 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13