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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Senator Benjamin B. Downing Democrat - Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

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S.137 SD.135 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 137) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation to protect consumers during a state of emergency. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.138 SD.626 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 138) of Benjamin B. Downing, James B. Eldridge, Marjorie C. Decker, Kate Hogan and others for legislation to authorize the sale of farmer-distiller products at farmers’ markets. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.139 SD.893 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 139) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to jewelry sold by hawkers and peddlers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.277 SD.136 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 277) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation to enhance school district transportation safety. Education.
S.278 SD.1675 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 278) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation to commission a study of vocational education. Education.
S.494 SD.137 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 494) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to the licensure of insurance adjusters in the Commonwealth. Financial Services.
S.495 SD.629 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 495) of Benjamin B. Downing, Eileen M. Donoghue, Chris Walsh, Denise Provost and others for legislation to promote personal savings. Financial Services.
S.496 SD.913 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 496) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to uncollected co-pays, co-insurance and deductibles. Financial Services.
S.574 SD.1150 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 574) of Benjamin B. Downing, Marjorie C. Decker, Daniel A. Wolf, Patricia D. Jehlen and others for legislation relative to equitable health care pricing. Health Care Financing.
S.575 SD.1270 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 575) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to tiered networks. Health Care Financing.
S.576 SD.1287 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 576) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to hospitals serving aging populations. Health Care Financing.
S.693 SD.617 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 693) of Benjamin B. Downing, Gailanne M. Cariddi, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Paul W. Mark and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority. Housing.
S.806 SD.138 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 806) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to heroin trafficking. The Judiciary.
S.974 SD.139 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 974) of Benjamin B. Downing, Kenneth J. Donnelly and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to wage enforcement statutes of limitations. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1071 SD.140 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1071) of Benjamin B. Downing, Marjorie C. Decker, Dennis A. Rosa, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote transparency in local government. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1141 SD.141 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1141) of Benjamin B. Downing, Paul W. Mark and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to volunteer ambulance service. Public Health.
S.1349 SD.142 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1349) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation to further regulate the appointment of police officers. Public Service.
S.1350 SD.625 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1350) of Benjamin B. Downing, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to public investment in fossil fuels. Public Service.
S.1351 SD.649 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1351) of Benjamin B. Downing, Marjorie C. Decker and Paul W. Mark for legislation relative to SMART retirement plan fees. Public Service.
S.1352 SD.917 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1352) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to the municipal health care market. Public Service.
S.1472 SD.143 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1472) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation to encourage the development of new business in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1473 SD.635 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1473) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to retaliatory taxation by life insurance companies. Revenue.
S.1474 SD.1357 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1474) of Benjamin B. Downing, Patricia D. Jehlen, Chris Walsh, Jose F. Tosado and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional transportation ballot initiatives. Revenue.
S.1475 SD.1669 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1475) of Benjamin B. Downing, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Benjamin Swan, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation to reinvest in working families. Revenue.
S.1631 SD.774 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1631) of Benjamin B. Downing and Gailanne M. Cariddi for legislation to designate certain lands in the town of Adams for conservation and public recreational purposes. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1755 SD.481 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1755) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to service quality standards. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1756 SD.484 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1756) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation to regulate the sale of telephone transmission lines. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1757 SD.554 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1757) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to clean energy resources. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1758 SD.603 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1758) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to the protection of propane gas ratepayers. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1759 SD.609 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1759) of Benjamin B. Downing, Paul W. Mark, Marjorie C. Decker, William Smitty Pignatelli and others for legislation relative to waste-to-energy facilities. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1760 SD.611 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1760) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation to create a clean energy standard. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1761 SD.633 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1761) of Benjamin B. Downing, Kevin G. Honan, Stephen Kulik, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home energy efficiency. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1762 SD.811 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1762) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to energy storage systems. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1763 SD.1217 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1763) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to net metering. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1764 SD.1329 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1764) of Benjamin B. Downing and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to renewable energy portfolio standards. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1823 SD.145 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1823) of Benjamin B. Downing, Ryan C. Fattman and Marjorie C. Decker for legislation relative to license renewal fees for Massachusetts veterans. Transportation.
S.1915 SD.144 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 1915) of Benjamin B. Downing and Anne M. Gobi for legislation to reimburse Chester Gorski. Senate Ways and Means.
S.1927 SD.2084 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1927) of Benjamin B. Downing and Paul W. Mark (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Dalton to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1941 SD.2106 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1941) of Benjamin B. Downing and Stephen Kulik (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Middlefield to continue the employment of police chief Thomas Austin. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
S.1978 SD.2164 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1978) of Benjamin B. Downing and William Smitty Pignatelli (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Mount Washington to establish, own, and operate broadband infrastructure and services and to issue bonds or notes therefor. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2058 Senate, November 18, 2015 -- Text of the further Senate amendment (Senator Downing) to the Senate Bill providing for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change (Senate, No. 1979)
S.2085 SD.2356 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2085) of Benjamin B. Downing and William Smitty Pignatelli for legislation to authorize the town of Becket to establish a parks and recreation committee. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2188 SD.2122 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2188) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Benjamin B. Downing and Gailanne M. Cariddi for legislation relative to partition fences. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.2281 SD.2547 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2281) of Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the Town of Windsor to continue the employment of Police Chief Thomas Barnaby. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2322 SD.2582 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2322) of Benjamin B. Downing and Paul W. Mark (by vote of the town) for legislation to provide for recall elections in the town of Hawley. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2376 SD.2603 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2376) of Benjamin B. Downing and Stephen Kulik (by vote of the town) for legislation relative to the provision of health insurance in the town of Huntington. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2412 SD.2623 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2412) of Benjamin B. Downing, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and Paul W. Mark (with approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to amend Chapter 28 of the Acts of 2001. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2413 SD.2624 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2413) of Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the issuance of a certain license for the retail sale of wine and malt beverages to be consumed on the premises in the town of Westhampton. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
S.2429 Regional Transportation Ballot Initiatives
H.3191 HD.3616 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3191) of Stephen Kulik and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that the town of Williamsburg be authorized to continue the employment of fire fighter Paul Sanderson, not withstanding the maximum age requirement. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3635 HD.3953 By Representative Mark of Peru and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3635) of Paul W. Mark and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that the town of Charlemont be authorized to change from a five member board of health to a three member board of health in said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3649 HD.3989 By Representative Pignatelli of Lenox and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3649) of William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) relative to the health insurance of certain elected officials in the town of Tyringham. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3725 HD.4085 By Representative Pignatelli of Lenox and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3725) of William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that the town of Lee be authorized to establish a local excise on the sale of gasoline and diesel fuel. Revenue. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3749 HD.4120 By Representative Pignatelli of Lenox and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3749) of William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) that the town Sheffield be authorized to appoint associate members to the conservation commission of said town for terms not to exceed one year. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4122 HD.4645 By Representative Pignatelli of Lenox and Senator Downing, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Shannon Wilkins, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Public Service.
H.4524 HD.4924 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4524) of Stephen Kulik (by vote of the town) that the town of Huntington be authorized to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4575 HD.4954 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4575) of Stephen Kulik (by vote of the town) that the town of Middlefield be authorized to appoint a superintendent of streets for said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4598 HD.4976 By Representative Pignatelli of Lenox and Senator Downing, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of William Smitty Pignatelli and Benjamin B. Downing relative to certain municipal employees of the towns of Lee, Lenox or Stockbridge. Municipalities and Regional Government.
* — indicates bill is by request.