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James M. Cantwell Representative

D Marshfield
James M. Cantwell

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State House
Room 22
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2140
Fax: 617-626-0835
Email: James.Cantwell@mahouse.gov
District Office
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Marshfield, MA 02050
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Bill Docket Bill Title
SD1867 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Denise Provost, David M. Rogers, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote awareness of safe recreation in public waterways. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
HD2465 By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 9) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to stabilizing nursing facilities in the Commonwealth. Health Care Financing.
HD3695 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Edward F. Coppinger and others for legislation to establish a sales tax holiday in August 2013. Revenue.
HD4213 Relative to the reporting requirments of persons convicted of a felony who are employed by ice cream truck vendors who employ minors under the age of seventeen years old
S.12 SD1 By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 12) of Therese Murray, Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee and early voting. Election Laws.
S.61 SD1016 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 61) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, James M. Cantwell, Josh S. Cutler, Stephen L. DiNatale and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to welfare reform. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.63 HD48 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 63) of William M. Straus and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to absentee voting by qualified voters of the Commonwealth. Election Laws.
H.77 HD2874 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 77) of Garrett J. Bradley and others establishing an integrated confidential data system among state agencies to track diagnosis, treatment, services and outcome of individuals with autism . Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.78 HD2945 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 78) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to services for adults with developmental disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.133 HD3384 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 133) of Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation to eliminate fraud in the public assistance programs by requiring stringent asset and identity verification checks before the awarding of benefits. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.151 HD1379 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 151) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to assist people with disabilities in realizing their rights and exercising their responsibilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.179 HD2742 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 179) of Jennifer E. Benson and others for legislation to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.205 HD618 By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 205) of James J. Dwyer and others for legislation to require businesses offering travel services to provide consumers with health and safety information relative to international destinations . Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.243 HD70 By Representatives Madden of Nantucket and Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 243) of Timothy R. Madden and others for legislation to further regulate the direct shipments of wine. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.244 HD2163 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 244) of Timothy R. Madden and others for legislation to prevent the automatic signing up of consumers for products or services . Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.302 HD3337 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 302) of Chris Walsh and others relative to the sale of alcohol on Sundays. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.320 SD1079 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 320) of James B. Eldridge, Robert M. Koczera, Timothy R. Madden, Denise Andrews and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to accountability for corporate political spending. Election Laws.
H.338 HD2806 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 338) of Garrett J. Bradley and James M. Cantwell for legislation to require students under the age of eighteen who have not graduated to attend school. Education.
S.344 SD1422 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 344) of William N. Brownsberger, Martha M. Walz, Lori A. Ehrlich, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a process to evaluate exposure to catastrophic flooding as a result of climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.356 SD893 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 356) of James B. Eldridge, Denise Andrews, Michael Barrett, Lori A. Ehrlich and other members of the General Court 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.
S.406 SD1616 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 406) of Bruce E. Tarr, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, James M. Cantwell and Antonio F. D. Cabral for legislation to promote the viability and sustainability of commercial fisheries in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.407 SD1669 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 407) of Bruce E. Tarr and James M. Cantwell for legislation relative to the creation of a special commission on coastal erosion. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.415 HD43 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 415) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities. Education.
H.448 HD1000 By Mr. Markey of Dartmouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 448) of Christopher M. Markey, Chris Walsh and James M. Cantwell relative to the disclosure of information of public school athletic resources and interscholastic athletic authorized representatives. Education.
H.450 HD360 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 450) of James J. O'Day and others relative to age appropriate sexual health education. Education.
H.478 HD2685 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 478) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others that physical education be a required subject in all grades for all students in public schools and charter schools. Education.
H.513 HD573 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 513) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to requiring the teaching of civics in all public elementary and high schools in the Commonwealth. Education.
H.528 HD1455 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 528) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to requiring the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to review state-mandated reporting requirements for school districts . Education.
H.559 HD522 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 559) of Cory Atkins and others relative to accountability for certain corporate political activities. Election Laws.
S.599 SD738 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 599) of Robert L. Hedlund, James M. Cantwell and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to affordable housing built near wetlands. Housing.
S.601 SD1541 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 601) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jason M. Lewis, Michael F. Rush, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court that provision be made for an investigation and study by a special commission relative to the need for accessible homes for the elderly, returning veterans with disabilities, and families that include persons with disabilities. Housing.
H.651 HD1034 By Representatives Walz of Boston and Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 651) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to further regulate the financing of political campaigns. Election Laws.
H.664 HD992 By Messrs. Calter of Kingston and Fresolo of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 664) of Thomas J. Calter and others for legislation to implement a boating education program within the Division of Law Enforcement of the Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.712 HD759 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 712) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to enhance the management of problem wildlife. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.743 SD1719 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 743) of Robert L. Hedlund, Michael R. Knapik and James M. Cantwell for legislation relative to police pursuits. The Judiciary.
H.765 HD2959 By Messrs. McMurtry of Dedham and Koczera of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 765) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to reduce the total amount of solid waste disposed of by means of landfill and incineration. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.774 HD1378 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 774) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to further define the illegal processing of lobsters at sea. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.806 HD2032 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 806) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to develop science-based stream-flow standards. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.956 HD1370 By Mr. Michlewitz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 956) of Aaron Michlewitz and others for legislation to provide insurance coverage for the use of electronic tracking devices to protect the safety of persons with Autism Spectrum Disorder or Alzheimer's Disease. Financial Services.
H.963 HD1380 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 963) of Sarah K. Peake and others relative to homeowners insurance rate filings that include charges for expected hurricane losses or catastrophes. Financial Services.
S.967 SD310 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 967) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Steven S. Howitt, Richard T. Moore, James M. Cantwell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the powers of town moderators. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.984 HD2669 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 984) 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.1008 HD1577 By Ms. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1008) of Christine E. Canavan and others relative to the annual reporting of patient safety by health care providers. Health Care Financing.
H.1053 HD1677 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1053) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to compare cost savings under existing cost control laws to cost savings that could be achieved under a single payer health care system. Health Care Financing.
H.1107 HD74 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1107) of Josh S. Cutler, James M. Cantwell and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. for legislation to require audits of the costs of certain affordable housing projects. Housing.
S.1137 SD265 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1137) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, Stephen L. DiNatale, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police pursuits in the Commonwealth. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1171 HD3236 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1171) of James Arciero and others relative to the registration of certain sex offenders. The Judiciary.
H.1176 HD928 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1176) of Cory Atkins and others for legislation to make the crime of strangulation and suffocation a felony offense. The Judiciary.
H.1177 HD929 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1177) of Cory Atkins and others relative to punishment for the crime of domestic violence. The Judiciary.
H.1178 HD1196 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1178) of Cory Atkins and others for legislation relative to victims rights. The Judiciary.
S.1189 SD632 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1189) of James E. Timilty, Stephen L. DiNatale, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to police training. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1192 SD696 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1192) of James E. Timilty, Norfolk District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, John H. Rogers, Bruce J. Ayers and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the illegal occupation of a building. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.1216 HD2830 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1216) of Garrett J. Bradley and James M. Cantwell relative to punitive damages. The Judiciary.
H.1217 HD2837 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1217) of Garrett J. Bradley and James M. Cantwell for legislation to increase the penalties for hit and run motor vehicle accidents. The Judiciary.
H.1218 HD2839 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1218) of Garrett J. Bradley, James M. Cantwell and Thomas J. Calter relative to increasing the penalty for assault and battery to certain public safety officers. The Judiciary.
H.1220 HD2848 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1220) of Garrett J. Bradley and James M. Cantwell relative to parental rights of persons who fathered a child by rape. The Judiciary.
H.1224 HD2975 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1224) of Garrett J. Bradley, Thomas J. Calter and James M. Cantwell relative to probation officer warrant procedures. The Judiciary.
H.1228 HD949 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1228) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to provide four additional assistant clerks in Plymouth County. The Judiciary.
H.1242 HD2804 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1242) of Thomas J. Calter and others relative to frivolous lawsuits with malicious intent. The Judiciary.
H.1243 HD1124 By Ms. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1243) of Linda Campbell and others relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases. The Judiciary.
H.1249 HD1811 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1249) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation relative to juvenile intimidation of witnesses, jurors and persons furnishing information in connection with criminal proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.1251 HD1819 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1251) of Tackey Chan and others relative to motor vehicle opeators leaving the scene of a collision. The Judiciary.
H.1252 HD1835 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1252) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century. The Judiciary.
H.1286 HD2950 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1286) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to expenses and financing of the judicial system. The Judiciary.
H.1287 HD2976 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1287) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to clarifying procedures for the custodial protection by law enforcement and court officials of a child requiring assistance. The Judiciary.
S.1341 SD732 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1341) of Robert L. Hedlund, James M. Murphy, James M. Cantwell and Bruce E. Tarr relative to repealing the sales tax on the sale of boats built or rebuilt in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
H.1409 HD2986 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1409) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to protection from sex offenders. The Judiciary.
H.1433 HD826 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1433) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to prevent shackling and promote safe pregnancies for female inmates. The Judiciary.
H.1503 HD1562 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1503) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the liability of farmers' markets. The Judiciary.
H.1525 HD2880 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1525) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to criminal offender record information. The Judiciary.
H.1549 HD239 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1549) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the apprehension of drunk drivers and other law violators. The Judiciary.
H.1553 HD1785 By Representatives Peisch of Wellesley and Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1553) of Alice Hanlon Peisch, Josh S. Cutler and others relative to providing protection against compelled disclosure of certain information by members of the news media. The Judiciary.
S.1626 SD735 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1626) of Robert L. Hedlund, Jason M. Lewis, William N. Brownsberger, Tom Sannicandro and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the treatment of elephants. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.1674 HD578 By Represenative Walsh of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1674) of Martin J. Walsh, John A. Hart and others relative to national criminal offender record information checks for persons working with individuals served by the Department of Mental Retardation. The Judiciary.
H.1684 HD1014 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1684) of Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to further define privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
H.1701 HD1891 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1701) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to increase the minimum wage. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1707 HD503 By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1707) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others relative to social network privacy and employment. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1712 SD1673 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1712) of Bruce E. Tarr, Theodore C. Speliotis, Carlo Basile, John D. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the license plate system of the Commonwealth. Transportation.
H.1739 HD504 By Representatives Khan of Newton and Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1739) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to establish earned paid sick time for certain employees rendering personal care. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1783 HD463 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1783) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to promoting efficient access to mental health services. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1794 HD1658 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1794) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to ensure access to Department of Mental Health services for certain individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1829 HD2458 By Mr. deMacedo of Plymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1829) of Viriato Manuel deMacedo and others relative to the establishment of county stabilization funds. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1854 SD1865 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Brian M. Ashe, Bruce J. Ayers, Jay F. Barrows and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. Transportation.
H.1859 HD3216 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Wolf, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1859) of Stephen Kulik, Daniel A. Wolf and others relative to municipal zoning, subdivision control, and master planning. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1874 HD1738 By Ms. Reinstein of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1874) of Kathi-Anne Reinstein and others relative to the protection of puppies and kittens. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1899 HD2859 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 1899) of Garrett J. Bradley and James M. Cantwell resolve providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to restaurants' handling of food allergens. Public Health.
H.1900 HD2884 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1900) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to the treatment individuals with autism receive in medical settings. Public Health.
S.1914 SD1898 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Linda Campbell and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animal welfare and safety. The Judiciary.
H.1939 HD959 By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1939) of Peter J. Durant and others for legislation to authorize school bus drivers to administer epinephrine. Public Health.
H.1941 HD1089 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1941) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the registration of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Public Health.
S.1965 SD1945 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of John F. Keenan, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Elizabeth A. Malia, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce prescription drug tampering and abuse. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1970 HD396 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1970) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to establish a registry of volunteer personnel within the Department of Public Health. Public Health.
S.1979 SD1962 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, James M. Cantwell, Matthew A. Beaton, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a Massachusetts Seafood Marketing Program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.1981 HD39 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1981) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. Public Health.
H.1985 HD2539 By Ms. Hogan of Stow and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1985) of Kate Hogan and others relative to the release of a body by the medical examiner to a person charged with an offense which resulted in the death of the deceased. Public Health.
H.2008 HD446 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2008) of Kay Khan and others relative to certified professional midwives. Public Health.
H.2312 HD1342 By Mr. Fernandes of Milford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2312) of John V. Fernandes and others for legislation to prohibit mandatory polygraph testing for persons applying to become police officers. Public Service.
H.2516 HD996 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2516) of Thomas J. Calter and others for legislation to authorize the counties of Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk and Plymouth to retain a portion of the excise tax on deeds. Revenue.
H.2538 HD76 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2538) of Josh S. Cutler and James M. Cantwell relative to the taxation of cellular telephones. Revenue.
H.2540 HD541 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2540) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to tax abatements for disabled veterans. Revenue.
H.2780 HD2867 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2780) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to the collection of certain fees. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2797 HD73 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2797) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to filing fees for limited liability companies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2822 HD384 By Mr. Humason of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2822) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting apart the month of May as Aviation Awareness Month. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2882 HD3192 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2882) of John W. Scibak and others for the annual proclamation by the Governor setting apart May 4th as PANDAS/PANS Awareness Day, to raise awareness of the occurrence of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2933 HD1941 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2933) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to natural gas pipeline safety. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2935 HD2367 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2935) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to the use of coal as an energy resource in the Commonwealth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2943 HD1105 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2943) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to include noncarbonated non-alcoholic beverages in the bottle law, so-called. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3002 HD1504 By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3002) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to the State House art commission and State House architect. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
H.3021 HD2836 By Messrs. Bradley of Hingham and Murphy of Weymouth, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3021) of Garrett J. Bradley, James M. Murphy and James M. Cantwell for legislation to designate a certain traffic island in the town of Hingham as the Sergeant Boris Demko memorial island. Transportation.
H.3037 HD411 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3037) of Josh S. Cutler and others relative to the high occupancy vehicle lane on the I-93 Southeast Expressway. Transportation.
H.3043 HD400 By Mr. Donato of Medford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3043) of Paul J. Donato and others for legislation to authorize the installation and operate digital video violation detection monitoring systems to detect drivers failing to stop for school buses. Transportation.
H.3082 HD378 By Mr. Humason of Westfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3082) of Donald F. Humason, Jr. and others relative to the Aeronautics Commission capital expenditure program. Transportation.
H.3153 HD1119 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3153) of William M. Straus and others relative to the installation of live digital video school bus violation detection monitoring systems . Transportation.
H.3223 HD3412 By Mr. Cutler of Duxbury, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3223) of Josh S. Cutler and others for legislation to require recorded roll call votes on reports of committees of the House of Representatives. House Rules.
H.3297 HD803 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3297) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to establish a charter for the governance of Plymouth County. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.3363 HD2812 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3363) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to county pension liability funding. Revenue.
H.3377 HD2849 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 7A) of Garrett J. Bradley and others for legislation to authorize the Plymouth County Contributory Retirement System to issue pension funding bonds or notes. Public Service.
H.3385 HD3538 By Mr. Costello of Newburyport, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael A. Costello and others for legislation to require certain telecommunications service companies to provide call center service assistance. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.3455 HD3584 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Garrett J. Bradley and others providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to aphasia. Public Health.
H.3460 HD3615 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas Kennedy and others relative to providing for home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.3503 HD3612 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others relative to the issuance of "Boston Strong" motor vehicle registration plates. Transportation.
H.3608 HD3642 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Geoff Diehl and others for legislation to establish a tax amnesty program. Revenue.
H.3639 HD3836 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) 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.3746 HD3921 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to require that assault and battery of a police officer responding to criminal activity to be prosecuted as a felony. The Judiciary.
H.3748 HD3803 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to increasing the fine for harming police dogs or horses. The Judiciary.
H.3752 HD3804 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to the procurement of products or services by state agencies or authorities. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3773 HD3930 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Stephen Kulik, Karen E. Spilka and others relative to borrowing by municipalities. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.3783 HD3914 By Mr. DeLeo of Winthrop, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert A. DeLeo, Martha Coakley (Attorney General) and others relative to the requirement of residential property owners to purchase or pay for flood insurance. Financial Services.
H.3892 HD4046 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul McMurtry and others for legislation to expand the hours of motor vehicle operation for junior operators. Transportation.
H.3943 HD3807 By Representatives Turner of Dennis and Hogan of Stow, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Cleon H. Turner, Kate Hogan and others relative to a sales tax exemption for the sale of used books and other items sold by libraries for fundraising purposes. Revenue.
H.3967 HD3993 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to extend the processing time for the issuance of firearm identification cards and licenses to carry firearms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.4037 Text of an amendment (offered by Mr. DeLeo of Winthrop and other members of the House) to the Senate Bill enhancing protection for victims of domestic violence (Senate, No. 1897). April 8, 2014.

Jim Cantwell, 44, is a Marshfield native and life-long resident of the South Shore. Jim and his wife, Jennifer, are proud parents of a son, Christopher, who attends Marshfield public schools.

Jim's passion for public service was sparked a quarter century ago while a sophomore at Marshfield High School. Alarmed at reports of water contamination near his Webster Street neighborhood, Jim joined a grass-roots effort to force a developer to remove piping lined with cancer-causing TCE chemicals.

In college, Jim spearheaded an effort to prevent the historic Daniel Webster estate from being demolished in favor of a high-density condominium development. Jim formed the Daniel Webster Preservation Trust, a grass-roots organization that stopped the proposed development and successfully advocated for the purchase of the historic estate. Jim's crusade with many other community leaders was featured on Bob Villa's "Restore America" Series.

As a Selectman in the town of Marshfield, Jim was known as a consensus builder who helped bring people together to advocate for a much-needed school expansion, infrastructure improvements, sea wall repairs, public safety services and expanded Senior Services, while keeping within the fiscal restraints of Proposition 2 1/2 for all operating budgets.

As an Assistant District Attorney, Jim was an original co-coordinator of the Norfolk County Juvenile Justice Unit, a now model program that prosecutes the most dangerous youthful offenders as adults, while working to prevent juvenile crime through a partnership with school, police and community organizations. In his three years as an Assistant D.A. Jim also served as a lead prosecutor in the nationally recognized Domestic Violence Prevention program. He has been appointed a Special Prosecutor for Suffolk County twice .

Following his service in the D.A.'s office, Jim joined the staff of U. S. Congressman William Delahunt, where he worked to expose the high cost of pharmaceutical drugs for senior citizens and tackled coastline and seawall issues.

As the co-owner and partner of Graeber, Davis and Cantwell, a small general-practice law firm with fourteen employees, Jim understands the many challenges facing small businesses, and has brought some significant business experience to Beacon Hill.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator; Small Business Owner
Spouse: Jennifer
Children: 1

Career Highlights

  • Created a Seafood Commission to assist Massachusetts Seafood Industry
  • Lead sponsor of legislation to assist coastal communities in making repairs for seawalls
  • Worked for enactment of legislation to provide relief to small businesses for health
  • Successfully promoted passage of a landmark Economic Development bill; Secured funding for Rte 139 expansion and improvements

Education & Public Service

  • Boston College Law School 1994
  • Boston College 1988
  • University of Paris 1987
  • Marshfield Public Schools 1984
  • Elected to Massachusetts House of Representatives, 2008-present
  • Attorney on staff of U.S. Representative William Delahunt 1998-2000
  • Assistant District Attorney for Norfolk County 1995-1998
  • Selectman, Town of Marshfield 1996-1999
Fourth Plymouth, Consisting of Marshfield; Scituate: Precincts 1, 2, 4, 5, 6.

District Office Hours: By Appointment

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