James J. Dwyer Representative

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James J. Dwyer

Addresses

State House
Room 254
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2220
Fax: 617-626-0831
Email: James.Dwyer@mahouse.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD236 For legislation to expedite appeals of wage violations
SD269 For legislation to provide access to full spectrum addiction treatment services
SD353 For legislation relative to creditable service for teachers.
SD357 For legislation to increase transparency in public construction
SD363 For legislation to establish the Massachusetts GI bill to provide tuition and fee waivers for National Guard members and veterans
SD430 For legislation relative to early education funding
SD469 For legislation to establish a special commission to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies, programs, and services
SD503 For legislation to regulate synthetic heroin.
SD560 Relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants
SD680 For legislation relative to the closing of hospital essential services
SD707 For legislation to promote purchasing from social enterprises by governmental bodies
SD749 For legislation relative to the advanced nursing practice
SD769 For legislation to increase the penalties for corporate manslaughter.
SD848 For legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles
SD892 For legislation to require recordkeeping at public construction worksites in order to protect first responders
SD969 For legislation relative to preserving public safety and preventing trespassing on state highways
SD982 Relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property
SD1016 For legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations
SD1040 For legislation relative to debarment in public contracts.
SD1042 For legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife.
SD1061 For legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law.
SD1071 For legislation to provide municipal control of liquor licenses.
SD1100 For legislation to regulate central service technicians.
SD1351 For legislation relative to enhanced enforcement of civil penalties.
SD1499 For legislation relative to home care services.
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1709 An Act relative to independent contractors
SD1762 For legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten.
SD1765 For legislation to clarify procedures for the custodial protection by law enforcement and court officials of a child requiring assistance.
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
SD1841 Relative to the emergency administration of certain overdose prevention drugs
SD1947 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the creation of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Finance Control Board. Transportation.
HD2399 An Act AN ACT CREATING CONSTRUCTION RELEVANCE IN THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVE PROGRAM
HD2400 An Act AN ACT RELATIVE TO IMITATION FIREARMS
HD2938 An Act providing for a donation check-off box on state tax returns for the Massachusetts Youth in Government program
HD3391 An Act providing for certain health insurance coverage
H.58 HD2728 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 58) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and James J. Dwyer (by vote of the town) for legislation to amend the home rule charter of the town of Reading. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.70 HD1595 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 70) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.76 HD2867 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 76) of Nick Collins and others for legislation to enhance opportunities for children in the custody of the Commonwealth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.92 HD3003 By Mrs. Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 92) of Sheila C. Harrington and others relative to the care and protection of children. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.100 HD1482 By Mr. Kuros of Uxbridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 100) of Kevin J. Kuros, James J. Dwyer and Nicholas A. Boldyga for legislation to expand the Department of Children and Families definition of mandated reporter. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.112 HD2477 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 112) of James J. O'Day, Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.122 HD177 By Mr. Rosa of Leominster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 122) of Dennis A. Rosa, James J. Dwyer and Stephen L. DiNatale relative to the criteria for the removal of children by the Department of Children and Families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.123 HD178 By Mr. Rosa of Leominster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 123) of Dennis A. Rosa and others for legislation to create an independent ombudsman office to oversee certain functions of the Department of Children and Families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.124 HD1946 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 124) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others for legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.135 HD769 By Mr. Swan of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 135) of Benjamin Swan and others for legislation to establish an office of youth development within the Executive Office of Health and Human Services. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.178 HD2322 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 178) of Shawn Dooley and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of fairness in liquor licensing. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.203 HD701 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 203) of Steven S. Howitt and others relative to the displaying of motor fuel prices based on the method of payment. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.222 HD270 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 222) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.244 HD2066 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 244) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to exempting certain school stadiums from plumbing regulations. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.245 HD1785 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 245) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.250 HD1253 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 250) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit businesses from misrepresenting the geographic location of such businesses in local telephone directories. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.
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.320 HD1135 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 320) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to prohibit the management of charter schools by for-profit entities. Education.
H.329 HD2267 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 329) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to the formula for district reimbursement through the special education circuit breaker. Education.
H.330 HD2269 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 330) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to establishing an insurance program for municipalities in relation to special education costs. 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.360 HD1479 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 360) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others relative to student online information protection policies. Education.
H.369 HD1963 By Mr. Frost of Auburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 369) of Paul K. Frost and others for legislation to protect the rights of students to express religious viewpoints. Education.
H.376 HD2208 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 376) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to impose a moratorium on all new mandated education programs. 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.
H.403 HD2273 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 403) of Bradford R. Hill and others relative to total amounts distributed to cities and town for the purpose of education. Education.
H.418 HD2664 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 418) of Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation to prohibit the withholding of diplomas to students meeting all requirements except a score on a state standardized test. Education.
H.424 HD1356 By Mr. Kocot of Northampton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 424) of Peter V. Kocot and others for legislation to authorize school districts to establish a reserve fund for certain special education and transportation costs. Education.
H.450 HD2040 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 450) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to provide reimbursements for certain informational technology enhancements in compliance with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career. Education.
H.462 HD3114 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 462) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to develop a high quality pre-kindergarten education grant program. Education.
H.487 HD80 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 487) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to include transportation costs in the special education reimbursement program. 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.
H.505 HD1165 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 505) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to increase the state reimbursements for special education costs. Education.
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.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.564 HD2268 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 564) of Bradford R. Hill and others for legislation to require applicants for voter registration to show proof of identification. Election Laws.
H.578 HD1997 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 578) of Robert M. Koczera, James J. Dwyer and Jay R. Kaufman relative to the selection of a candidate for Lieutenant- Governor. Election Laws.
H.592 HD2076 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 592) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to voting overseas. Election Laws.
H.709 HD1546 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 709) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to regulate the use of trapping devices to take beaver and muskrat. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.813 HD3160 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 813) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services. Financial Services.
H.832 HD745 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 832) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to vehicle insurance surcharges. Financial Services.
H.843 HD3343 By Mrs. Ferguson of Holden, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 843) of Kimberly N. Ferguson and others for legislation to mandate health insurance coverage for certain brain injury rehabilitation. Financial Services.
H.858 HD2368 By Representatives Garballey of Arlington and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 858) of Sean Garballey and others relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services. Financial Services.
H.870 HD746 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 870) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to access to generic medications and pharmacy reimbursements for the cost of drugs, medical products or devices. 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.891 HD1041 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 891) of Kay Khan and others relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees. 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.905 HD3493 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 905) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services. Financial Services.
H.931 HD2242 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 931) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others relative to insurance for transportation service companies that uses digital networks or software application services to connect passengers to services provided by transportation network company drivers. Financial Services.
H.944 HD343 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 944) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome. Financial Services.
H.956 HD1236 By Mr. Speliotis of Danvers, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 956) of Theodore C. Speliotis and others relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage. Financial Services.
H.970 HD2155 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 970) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to public health, substance abuse, treatment and opioids and accessible substance abuse treatment for all. Health Care Financing.
H.979 HD1730 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 979) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness and the establishment of a Medicaid reimbursement enhancement fund. Health Care Financing.
H.991 HD2452 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 991) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others for legislation to provide insurance coverage for chemical dependency, including alcoholism, within the Division of Medical Assistance. Health Care Financing.
H.1041 HD3220 By Representatives Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1041) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses. Higher Education.
H.1043 HD566 By Messrs. Garballey of Arlington and Velis of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1043) of Sean Garballey, John C. Velis and others for legislation to provide higher education tuition and fee waivers for certain veterans. 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.1062 HD3393 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1062) of Jeffrey N. Roy and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the "Pay it Forward" model of higher education financing. Higher Education.
H.1103 HD2209 By Ms. Gifford of Wareham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1103) of Susan Williams Gifford and others relative to the definition of low and moderate income housing. Housing.
H.1121 HD739 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1121) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to establishing a lottery process in selecting buyers and/or renters for low and moderate income housing units. Housing.
H.1146 HD1171 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1146) of Chris Walsh and others for legislation to include Section 8 housing vouchers as an affordable housing type. Housing.
H.1155 HD1809 By Representative Atkins of Concord and Senator Moore, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1155) of Cory Atkins and others for legislation to classify NBOMe as a controlled substance and establishing the penalty of the illegal possession of said substance. The Judiciary.
H.1199 HD1225 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1199) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to require that assault and battery of a police officer responding to criminal activity be prosecuted as a felony. The Judiciary.
H.1201 HD1428 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1201) of Michael D. Brady and others relative to providing indemnity from prosecution for probation officers and court officers employed by the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.1206 HD2982 By Mr. Brodeur of Melrose, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1206) of Paul Brodeur and others relative to punishments for property crimes against elderly or disabled persons. The Judiciary.
H.1220 HD347 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1220) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases. The Judiciary.
H.1226 HD2988 By Mr. Carvalho of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1226) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of the services and communications received by victims of violent crimes. The Judiciary.
H.1235 HD1846 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1235) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century. The Judiciary.
H.1246 HD1995 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1246) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel. The Judiciary.
H.1273 HD1323 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1273) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle. The Judiciary.
H.1275 HD1935 By Representative Ehrlich of Marblehead and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1275) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns. The Judiciary.
H.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.
H.1311 HD763 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1311) of Sean Garballey and others relative to health clubs and the use and deployment of defibrillators. The Judiciary.
H.1314 HD669 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1314) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to child victim confidentiality. The Judiciary.
H.1320 HD545 By Miss Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1320) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to the definition of gender identity as it applies to lawfully segregated facilities. The Judiciary.
H.1335 HD2786 By Miss Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1335) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to preventing highway access to emergency vehicles. The Judiciary.
H.1336 HD2788 By Miss Garry of Dracut, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1336) of Colleen M. Garry and others relative to manslaughter caused while protesting or blocking highway or roadway access . The Judiciary.
H.1340 HD2451 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1340) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to parental rights and child survivors of homicide. The Judiciary.
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.1370 HD241 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1370) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.1376 HD2230 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1376) of Bradford R. Hill and others relative to certain habitual offenders. The Judiciary.
H.1401 HD2424 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1401) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibit eminent domain takings for the purpose of economic development. The Judiciary.
H.1425 HD1647 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1425) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the health of public safety officers exposed to hypodermic syringes or hypodermic needles. The Judiciary.
H.1443 HD966 By Mr. Lawn of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1443) of John J. Lawn, Jr. and others relative to extending the statute of limitations for incest. The Judiciary.
H.1477 HD1117 By Mr. Mannal of Barnstable, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1477) of Brian R. Mannal and others for legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants. The Judiciary.
H.1492 HD874 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1492) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias. 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.
H.1494 HD54 By Mr. Miceli of Wilmington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1494) of James R. Miceli and others relative to reinstituting capital punishment in the Commonwealth. The Judiciary.
H.1505 HD1675 By Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1505) of James M. Murphy and others relative to penalties for impeding or disrupting a public way. The Judiciary.
H.1511 HD2678 By Mr. Nangle of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1511) of David M. Nangle and others relative to the crime of intentionally obstructing vehicular of pedestrian traffic upon a public way. The Judiciary.
H.1515 HD124 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1515) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.1527 HD2074 By Mr. Parisella of Beverly, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1527) of Jerald A. Parisella and others relative to providing for additional justices of the peace. The Judiciary.
H.1537 HD1249 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1537) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others that county commissioners and the sheriffs for the various counties institute a schedule of fees and assess fees to inmates in their custody. The Judiciary.
H.1541 HD1262 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1541) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to information provided to women seeking abortions. The Judiciary.
H.1555 HD1371 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1555) of David M. Rogers and others 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. The Judiciary.
H.1641 HD188 By Mr. Velis of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1641) of John C. Velis and others relative to the false representation of military status. The Judiciary.
H.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.
H.1670 HD1156 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1670) of Timothy R. Whelan and others for legislation to increase penalties for the distribution of heroin. The Judiciary.
H.1671 HD1874 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1671) of Timothy R. Whelan and others for legislation to increase penalties for distribution and trafficking of oxycodone and derivatives of oxycodone. The Judiciary.
H.1672 HD1951 By Mr. Whelan of Brewster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1672) of Timothy R. Whelan and others for legislation to the penalty for blocking public ways and disrupting traffic. The Judiciary.
H.1687 HD1208 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1687) of Michael D. Brady and others relative to health care worker safety. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1700 HD3190 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1700) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to require the reporting of certain contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Program and the Workers' Compensation System. 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.1729 HD2017 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1729) of Robert M. Koczera and others for legislation to require persons receiving unemployment insurance to register and receive orientation at a one-stop career center. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.
H.1753 HD2379 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1753) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to prevailing wages. Labor and Workforce Development.
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.1785 HD1016 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1785) of Ruth B. Balser, Jennifer L. Flanagan and others 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. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1792 HD48 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1792) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to creating a difficult to manage unit within the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1793 HD1318 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1793) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1803 HD1944 By Mr. Lyons of Andover, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1803) of James J. Lyons, Jr. and others relative to the minimum reimbursement rate for adult residential behavioral health and addiction treatment. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1809 HD1425 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1809) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to direct the Division of Medical Assistance to provide coverage for the treatment of opioid dependence. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
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.
H.1829 HD2235 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1829) of Thomas J. Calter and others that cities and towns be authorized to establish community safe school funds. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1831 HD1503 By Mr. Day of Stoneham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1831) of Michael S. Day and others for legislation to enhance municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1845 HD806 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1845) of Steven S. Howitt and others relative to establishing a special commission to study the effects of unfunded mandates on municipalities. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1848 HD497 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1848) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the care of animals in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1849 HD868 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1849) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth. 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.1866 HD1370 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1866) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1889 HD1878 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1889) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to the independent practice of advanced practice registered nursing by nurse practitioners. Public Health.
H.1914 HD1112 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1914) of Claire D. Cronin and others that certain health facilities be directed to establish a "safe patient handling policy", so-called. Public Health.
H.1928 HD1095 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1928) of Daniel M. Donahue and others relative to the administration of controlled substances. Public Health.
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.1935 HD3241 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1935) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances. Public Health.
H.1956 HD1209 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1956) of Sean Garballey and others relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers. 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.1986 HD508 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1986) of Louis L. Kafka and others that the Commissioner of Public Health be directed to establish regulations for the return to pharmacies of certain unused medication by health care facilities. Public Health.
H.1988 HD706 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1988) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the availability of prescription medication during an emergency. Public Health.
H.2041 HD592 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2041) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others for legislation to authorize pharmacists to perform certain medical procedures. Public Health.
H.2065 HD1502 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2065) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to protect patients approved by physicians and certified by the Department of Public Health to access medical marijuana. Public Health.
H.2121 HD743 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2121) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others relative to the penalties for the use or manufacture of hidden compartments for the purpose of transporting or distributing controlled substances. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2166 HD2195 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2166) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to review security and safety procedures in the State House and courthouses. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2253 HD1335 By Mr. Crighton of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2253) of Brendan P. Crighton and others relative to killed-in-the-line-of duty benefits for certain public employees. Public Service.
H.2258 HD1049 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2258) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to credible service for school nurses. Public Service.
H.2289 HD2789 By Mr. Fennell of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2289) of Robert F. Fennell and others relative to state retirement and pensions. 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.2313 HD2444 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2313) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to increasing pension benefits for certain retired teachers and public employees. Public Service.
H.2318 HD3552 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2318) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to increasing killed-in-line-of-duty benefits for public safety employees. Public Service.
H.2321 HD2305 By Mrs. Harrington of Groton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2321) of Sheila C. Harrington and others relative to the payment of an accidental death benefit from the State-Boston retirement board to Maureen Shaw. Public Service.
H.2348 HD722 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2348) of Jay R. Kaufman and others relative to cost of living adjustments for retired public employees of the Commonwealth. Public Service.
H.2376 HD2216 By Mr. Muradian of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2376) of David K. Muradian, Jr. and others relative to providing for credible service for retirement purposes for VISTA volunteers. Public Service.
H.2441 HD948 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2441) of Bruce J. Ayers and others relative to providing for an income tax credit for families caring for relatives at home who are elderly or victims of Alzheimer's disease. Revenue.
H.2446 HD448 By Mr. Barrows of Mansfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2446) of F. Jay Barrows and others relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices purchased with a service contract. Revenue.
H.2459 HD361 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2459) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to property tax exemptions for veterans. Revenue.
H.2460 HD2559 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2460) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to property tax abatements for veterans. Revenue.
H.2475 HD234 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2475) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to the sales tax on mobile telecommunications devices. 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.2481 HD1601 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2481) of Geoff Diehl and others relative to income tax return options. Revenue.
H.2503 HD2060 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2503) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. Revenue.
H.2569 HD727 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2569) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to promote sales tax fairness for small businesses. Revenue.
H.2600 HD841 By Mr. Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2600) of Marc T. Lombardo and others for legislation to exempt municipalities from the gas tax. Revenue.
H.2613 HD407 By Messrs. McMurtry of Dedham and Vega of Holyoke, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2613) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to exempting certain school supply expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers from the income tax. Revenue.
H.2626 HD2222 By Mr. Muradian of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2626) of David K. Muradian, Jr. and others relative to sales tax exemptions for gun safes and trigger locks. Revenue.
H.2654 HD498 By Mr. Pignatelli of Lenox, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2654) of William Smitty Pignatelli and others exempting agencies of the Commonwealth and cities and towns from payment of the tax imposed on the sale of gasoline. Revenue.
H.2701 HD2538 By Mr. Zlotnik of Gardner, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2701) of Jonathan D. Zlotnik and others relative to the taxation of inventory. Revenue.
H.2705 HD1527 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2705) of James M. Cantwell and others for legislation to require that certain legislation enacted by the General Court and approved by the Governor contain fiscal notes or local mandate statements. Rules of the two branches, acting concurrently.
H.2723 HD2947 By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2723) of Nick Collins and others relative to promoting responsible contracting on state construction projects. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2727 HD233 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2727) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to filing fees for limited liability companies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2728 HD1568 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2728) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to project labor agreements. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2733 HD3122 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2733) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others providing for an investigation and study relative to the feasibility of improving state agency information sharing capabilities to facilitate new business registration. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2791 HD765 By Mr. Miceli of Wilmington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2791) of James R. Miceli and others relative to establishing First Responders Day. 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.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.2885 HD735 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2885) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to authorize the Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Department of Public Utilities to regulate the use of double utility poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2892 HD1432 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2892) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to double utility poles. 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.2940 HD912 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2940) of Bruce J. Ayers and others relative to increasing the fine for handicapped parking violations. Transportation.
H.3045 HD502 By Mr. McKenna of Webster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3045) of Joseph D. McKenna and others for legislation to establish an emergency responder yellow dot program. Transportation.
H.3050 HD2219 By Mr. Muradian of Grafton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3050) of David K. Muradian, Jr. and others relative to private sale requirements for used vehicles and requiring that the Registry of Motor Vehicles create and maintain an approved bill of sale form for use by private sellers. Transportation.
H.3126 HD3364 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3126) of James Arciero and others for legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3127 HD1988 By Representative Atkins of Concord and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3127) of Cory Atkins 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.3136 HD3527 By Ms. DiZoglio of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3136) of Diana DiZoglio and others relative to creating an advisory committee to investigate and study ways to augment services to returning veterans to reduce the rate of suicide and the effects of post traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety among veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3145 HD2541 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3145) of Paul W. Mark and others relative to the definition of a veteran. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3146 HD86 By Mr. Miceli of Wilmington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3146) of James R. Miceli and others relative to veteran retirement benefits. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3163 HD3250 By Mr. Rosa of Leominster, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3163) of Dennis A. Rosa and others relative to veterans preference for public housing. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3210 HD3193 By Representative O'Connell of Taunton and Senator Fattman, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3210) of Shaunna L. O'Connell and others for legislation to authorize the Office of the State Auditor to conduct annual audits of the Department of Transitional Assistance. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.3242 HD369 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3242) of Ellen Story and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3249 HD1900 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3249) of Jennifer E. Benson and others foe legislation to establish a task force to combat sexual assault on college and university campuses. Higher Education.
H.3276 HD3020 By Mr. Carvalho of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3276) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others relative to providing for an appropriation for the Executive Office of Public Safety for the protection of victims and witnesses of domestic violence. Public Safety and Homeland Security.

Personal Information

Profession: Profession: Middlesex Juvenile Court; Assistant Chief Probation officer (2002-2007), Juvenile Probation Officer (1975-2002)
Spouse: Mary Ellen
Children: 2

Career Highlights

  • First speech to the House of Representatives was on Ethics Reform in Spring 2009
  • 1 of 2 non-attorney members of the Joint Committee on the Judiciary (17 members)
  • Named “Freshman Legislator of the Year” by the Massachusetts Nurses Association

Education & Public Service

  • Norwich University, B.A., Government (1973)
  • Anna Maria College, M.A., Criminal Justice (1979)
  • Woburn Housing Authority, Vice Chairman and Treasurer (2000-2004)
  • Woburn City Council, Alderman Ward 4, (2006-2009)
  • 5) Representative Dwyer delivering his maiden speech on Ethics Reform in 2009

  • Represenative James Dwyer with Regina Johnson and her daughter Laura

  • Representative James Dwyer with members of EMARC

  • Rep. Dwyer on the phone speaking with a constituent

Thirtieth Middlesex, Consisting of Reading: Precincts 2, 3, 4, 5; Woburn: Wards 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.