Jay R. Kaufman Representative

D Lexington
Jay R. Kaufman

Addresses

State House
Room 34
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2320
Fax: 617-722-2415
Email: Jay.Kaufman@mahouse.gov
District Office
Phone:
Fax: 781-862-6181

Committee Membership

Bill Docket Bill Title
SD44 For legislation to ensure effective health care cost control.
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD519 For legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers
HD531 An Act to establish estate tax valuation for farms
SD560 Relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants
SD599 For legislation relative to higher education opportunities for high school graduates in the Commonwealth.
SD627 For legislation to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants
SD633 For legislation relative to home energy efficiency.
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
SD699 For legislation to promote equal choice a cost savings in health care
SD770 For legislation relative to healthy families and businesses
SD784 An Act relative to the disclosure of toxic chemicals in children’s products
SD1001 For legislation to promote restorative justice practices
SD1061 For legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law.
SD1090 For legislation relative to public space recycling
SD1315 For legislation relative to exemptions from taxation of structures and buildings essential to the operation of agricultural and horticultural lands
SD1344 For legislation relative to taxes due upon the death of active duty personnel and the elderly
SD1417 For legislation relative to medical placement of terminal and incapacitated inmates.
SD1503 For legislation relative to essential health benefits.
SD1640 For legislation relative to create an innovative communities program.
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
SD1874 For legislation to increase neighborhood safety and opportunity
SD1885 For legislation relative to traffic and pedestrian stop data.
HD3333 An Act establishing a commission on the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution
HD3391 An Act providing for certain health insurance coverage
H.144 HD1019 By Mr. Crighton of Lynn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 144) of Brendan P. Crighton and others relative to the establishment of community benefit districts in cities and towns. Community Development and Small Businesses.
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.262 HD310 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 262) of John W. Scibak and others relative to the accessibility of hearing aids. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.267 HD1829 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 267) of John W. Scibak and others relative to access to telemedicine services by allowing certain clinicians to be credentialed and to allow for coverage of such services by all payers and the Medicaid program. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
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.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.
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.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.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.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.
H.752 HD496 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 752) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.754 HD1325 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 754) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to compute and track the individual and collective lifecycle greenhouse gas emissions of all fuels. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.756 HD2752 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 756) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require producer responsibility for collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
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.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.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.1033 HD1746 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1033) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to create a public health insurance agency to compete with private insurers. Health Care Financing.
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.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.1228 HD3204 By Mr. Carvalho of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1228) of Evandro C. Carvalho and others for legislation to clarify the responsibility of law enforcement agencies to enforce federal immigration law. The Judiciary.
H.1313 HD2089 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1313) of Sean Garballey and others for legislation to promote the use of restorative justice practices. The Judiciary.
H.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.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.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.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.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.1702 HD2648 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1702) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others relative to the minimum wage employers are required to pay tipped 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.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.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.1737 HD3305 By Representatives Malia of Boston and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1737) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Sean Garballey and others for legislation to ensure the payment of at least a living wage to all employees. 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.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.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.
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.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.2048 HD1906 By Messrs. Sánchez of Boston and Rushing of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2048) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities. Public Health.
H.2051 HD3487 By Mr. Sánchez of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2051) of Jeffrey Sánchez and others for legislation to increase access to vaccines. Public Health.
H.2067 HD2743 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2067) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. 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 and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
H.2218 HD1474 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2218) of Tackey Chan and others relative to the appointment of an executive director and assistant executive director to the Massachusetts Sheriff's Association. Public Service.
H.2587 HD2943 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund. Revenue.
H.2607 HD3219 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2607) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to providing for a tax deduction for income attributable to the discharge of debt on principal residences including debt reduced through mortgage restructuring. Revenue.
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.2816 HD56 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2816) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to amend the Open Meeting Law by defining a 'Public Internet Discussion' and setting requirements for members of a public body to discuss matters before it in a 'Public Internet Discussion'. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2866 HD748 By Mr. DiNatale of Fitchburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2866) of Stephen L. DiNatale and others for legislation to regulate the establishment of municipal lighting plants. 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.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.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 and others relative to junior operator's licenses. 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.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.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.3296 HD1584 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3296) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others relative to the valuation of agricultural land. Revenue.

Personal Information

Profession: Strategic Planning Consultant / Educator

Education & Public Service

  • Brandeis University, B.A., M.A.
  • New York University, M.A.
  • Lexington Town Meeting Member 1989 - present
  • Massachusetts Bays Program Founder and CAC Chair
  • Mass. Board of Underwater Archaeological Resources
  • Mass. House 1995 - Present
Fifteenth Middlesex, Consisting of Lexington; Woburn: Wards 1, 7