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SD2036 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure compliance and equity in state reimbursement. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
SD2042 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to recover assets used in the commission of sexual offenses. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
HD3864 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to repeal the 2013 sales tax on computer and software technology services. Revenue.
HD4163 By Representative Jones of North Reading and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to the unemployment insurance rate. Labor and Workforce Development.
HD4197 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for legislation to authorize the board of elementary and secondary education to develop or implement the common core standards. Education.
S.15 SD1343 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 15) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Geoff Diehl for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to the reform of the Executive Council. The Judiciary.
S.18 SD1628 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by proposal, Senate, No. 18) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for a legislative amendment to the Constitution to require a supermajority vote for the utilization of rainy day funds. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.38 SD613 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 38) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to further regulate the release of information concerning adoption. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.40 SD675 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 40) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the reporting of child abuse to local law enforcement officials. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.64 SD1523 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 64) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bruce J. Ayers, Richard J. Ross, James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect disabled persons from financial exploitation. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.76 HD2871 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 76) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to access to medical treatments for children with autism. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.79 SD1638 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 79) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to establish the Massachusetts Capital Partnership Program. Community Development and Small Businesses.
S.97 SD1118 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 97) of James B. Eldridge, Benjamin B. Downing, Mary S. Keefe, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand the sale of products by farmer breweries. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.123 SD1640 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 123) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the issuance of prize payments to charities. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.132 HD3378 By Representatives O'Connell of Taunton and Holmes of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 132) of Robert L. Hedlund and others that the Department of Transitional Assistance establish and maintain an online application process for businesses wishing to apply to accept electronic benefit transfer cards at point of sale. 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.
S.147 SD1626 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 147) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to reduce the furnishing or procuring of alcohol to a minor by an adult. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.155 SD665 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 155) of James E. Timilty, Attorney General Martha Coakley, Kathi-Anne Reinstein, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate secondary metals dealing. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.178 SD620 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 178) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Massachusetts veterans. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.180 SD926 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 180) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to facilitate municipal projects. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.193 SD1631 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 193) of Karen E. Spilka, Sal N. DiDomenico, Daniel A. Wolf, John V. Fernandes and other members of the General Court for legislation to create and maintain jobs in the Commonwealth. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.194 SD1497 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 194) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, James E. Timilty and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to establish a permanent annual sales tax holiday. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
S.207 SD1419 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 207) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Katherine M. Clark, Barry R. Finegold, Danielle W. Gregoire and other members of the General Court for legislation to revive the Foundation Budget Review Commission. Education.
S.228 SD1052 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 228) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Michael J. Rodrigues, David T. Vieira, Denise C. Garlick and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional school district capital project funding. Education.
H.230 HD2397 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 230) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to regulate the direct shipment of wines . Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.244 SD601 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 244) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for capital equipment replacement in vocational education as part of state aid to public schools. Education.
S.245 SD602 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 245) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to fund replacement vocational and technical public high school instructional equipment. Education.
H.267 HD999 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 267) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.275 SD1614 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 275) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote alternative dispute resolution for students. Education.
S.328 SD780 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 328) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to voter registration agencies. Election Laws.
S.338 SD1435 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 338) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to remove unfair incumbent advantage from the ballot and to change unenrolled to independent. Election Laws.
S.340 SD1657 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 340) of Bruce E. Tarr, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to residency requirements for voting. Election Laws.
H.344 HD2870 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 344) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to addressing the needs of students with autism. Education.
S.354 SD998 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 354) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Katherine M. Clark, Michael Barrett, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to healthy families and businesses . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.405 SD1593 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 405) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to require local approval for low level radioactive waste sites. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.457 HD2923 By Representatives Peisch of Wellesley and Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 457) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to improving the quality of education by reviving the foundation budget review commission. Education.
S.538 SD1396 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 538) of Richard T. Moore, John W. Scibak, Stephen L. DiNatale, Carlos Henriquez and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the provider's council. Health Care Financing.
H.547 HD1215 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 547) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to Department of Elder Affairs prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression. Elder Affairs.
S.568 SD1365 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 568) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to strengthen the management of the health care connector. Health Care Financing.
S.569 SD1578 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 569) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to mandatory prescription drug coverage. Health Care Financing.
S.612 SD1592 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 612) of Marc R. Pacheco, Anne M. Gobi, Michael R. Knapik, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to further enhance efficiency and accountability of operations at local housing authorities. Housing.
S.616 SD1591 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 616) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to require landlord notice of unsafe conditions. Housing.
S.619 SD1761 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 619) of Bruce E. Tarr, Thomas J. Calter, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote savings for first time homebuyers. Housing.
S.754 SD612 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 754) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to further regulate sex offender registration. The Judiciary.
S.755 SD616 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 755) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to electronic communication by sex offenders. The Judiciary.
S.757 SD622 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 757) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to report child pornography. The Judiciary.
S.758 SD785 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 758) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to penalties for failure to appear in court. The Judiciary.
S.759 SD806 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 759) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the registration fee of sex offenders . The Judiciary.
S.799 SD1313 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 799) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to promote rental housing stability. The Judiciary.
S.800 SD1317 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 800) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to record court proceedings. The Judiciary.
S.801 SD1382 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by resolve, Senate, No. 801) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to provide for a special commission to study the feasibility and cost of adopting the federal parole guidelines. The Judiciary.
S.806 SD1492 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 806) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance the punishment for child endangerment. The Judiciary.
S.807 SD1509 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 807) of Bruce E. Tarr, Bruce J. Ayers, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to establish an animal abuse registry. The Judiciary.
S.808 SD1521 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 808) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to promote gender equity. The Judiciary.
S.812 SD1567 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 812) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to CORI reform. The Judiciary.
S.813 SD1581 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 813) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the appropriate use of public funds. The Judiciary.
S.815 SD1667 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 815) of Bruce E. Tarr, Matthew A. Beaton, Katherine M. Clark, Angelo L. D'Emilia and other members of the General Court for legislation to enhance assessment information of the sexual offender registration board. The Judiciary.
S.819 SD1696 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 819) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to habitual drunk drivers. The Judiciary.
S.894 SD1604 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 894) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to ensure fairness in the disability adjudication process. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.895 SD1677 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 895) of Bruce E. Tarr, Barry R. Finegold, Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve unemployment insurance. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.908 SD777 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 908) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, William N. Brownsberger, Michael J. Rodrigues, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide services to adults with developmental disabilities. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.909 SD781 By Ms. Flanagan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 909) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, William N. Brownsberger, Michael J. Rodrigues, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.933 HD420 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 933) of Kay Khan and others relative to health insurance for human service providers and their employees. Financial Services.
H.939 HD1690 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 939) of Kay Khan and others relative to requiring insurance carriers to recognize nurse midwives as participating providers. Financial Services.
S.976 SD1577 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 976) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to land use regulations. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.976 HD342 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 976) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for craniofacial disorders. Financial Services.
S.987 SD77 By Ms. Candaras, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 987) of Gale D. Candaras, Paul McMurtry, Christopher G. Fallon, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to permit spouses to to serve as paid caregivers. Public Health.
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.1025 HD1189 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1025) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to the SHINE health insurance counseling program. Health Care Financing.
H.1026 HD1780 By Miss Gregoire of Marlborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1026) of Danielle W. Gregoire and others for legislation to require MassHealth to cover medically necessary treatments for members diagnosed with autism. Health Care Financing.
S.1030 SD543 By Mr. Keenan, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1030) of John F. Keenan, Chris Walsh, Martin J. Walsh, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the implementation date of a medical marijuana program. Public Health.
S.1042 SD716 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1042) of Michael R. Knapik, Benjamin B. Downing, Richard J. Ross, James M. Murphy and other members of the General Court for legislation to allow out-of-state physicians to order home care in the Commonwealth. Public Health.
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.
S.1144 SD1055 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1144) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to further regulate sex offender registration. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1155 SD830 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1155) of Michael O. Moore, Peter V. Kocot, David T. Vieira and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to adding a sheriffs board of administrations. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1172 SD1101 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1172) of Karen E. Spilka, Louis L. Kafka, Carlo Basile, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure the safety of people with pets in disasters. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1175 SD1674 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1175) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to provide oversight of crime labs. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1176 SD1692 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1176) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand the state DNA database. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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.1245 SD793 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1245) of Michael R. Knapik, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and Angelo M. Scaccia for legislation relative to teachers' retirement credits for parochial schools. Public Service.
H.1281 HD2204 By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1281) of Angelo L. D'Emilia and others for legislation to establish a prison mitigation fund for cities and towns hosting Department of Correction facilities. 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.1291 SD1308 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1291) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to expand insurance choices for state and local employees. Public Service.
S.1298 SD924 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1298) of James E. Timilty, Michael O. Moore, Mark J. Cusack, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining. Public Service.
S.1357 SD605 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1357) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a special commission on payment in lieu of taxes to municipalities in which group homes are located. Revenue.
S.1358 SD614 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1358) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide a tax exemption for a taxpayer supporting an elderly relative. Revenue.
S.1359 SD617 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1359) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Paul McMurtry for legislation to exempt children's books from state sales tax. Revenue.
S.1361 SD797 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1361) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to tax deductions for contributions to college savings plans. Revenue.
S.1362 SD804 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1362) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to tax deductions for home heating costs. Revenue.
S.1363 SD808 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1363) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a sales tax retention allowance. Revenue.
S.1364 SD1652 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1364) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to tax abatements. Revenue.
H.1380 HD3057 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1380) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to health care proxies. The Judiciary.
S.1422 SD1315 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1422) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl, Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce the income tax. Revenue.
S.1425 SD1466 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1425) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to create a private mortgate insurance tax deduction. Revenue.
S.1426 SD1484 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1426) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Michael R. Knapik and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to dedicate a portion of the stabilization fund to cities and towns. Revenue.
S.1428 SD1525 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1428) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to provide for a tax exemption on the sale of recycled materials. Revenue.
S.1432 SD1568 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1432) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, James E. Timilty and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to exempt certain medical supplies from the state sales tax. Revenue.
S.1433 SD1600 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1433) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, James E. Timilty, Geoff Diehl and other members of the General Court for legislation to reduce the sales tax to 5%. Revenue.
S.1434 SD1609 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1434) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to increase restaurant competitiveness. Revenue.
S.1435 SD1654 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1435) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to septic credit eligibility. Revenue.
S.1443 SD1754 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1443) of Bruce E. Tarr, Geoff Diehl, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas J. Calter and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote economic growth in the Commonwealth. Revenue.
S.1444 SD1757 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1444) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Barry R. Finegold, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to create an angel investment tax credit. Revenue.
S.1445 SD1762 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1445) of Bruce E. Tarr, James E. Timilty, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross and others for legislation to create an incentive for job creation. Revenue.
S.1498 SD603 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1498) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to enhance the Global Warming Solutions Act. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1537 SD1316 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1537) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Geoff Diehl for legislation relative to human contact with state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1538 SD1320 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1538) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation relative to the accountability of the governor's council. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1539 SD1359 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1539) of Bruce E. Tarr and Richard J. Ross for legislation to create thet Commonwealth Competition Council. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1540 SD1372 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1540) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation to require fiscal responsibility. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1542 SD1565 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1542) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to a worker documentation certification program. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1544 SD1589 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1544) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl and Carolyn C. Dykema for legislation relative to zero-based budgeting and budget transparency. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1551 SD1749 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1551) of Bruce E. Tarr, Michael R. Knapik, Richard J. Ross, Robert L. Hedlund and others for legislation to promote private sector job growth and reduce state spending. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1565 HD552 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1565) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to information provided to women seeking abortions. The Judiciary.
S.1572 SD705 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1572) of Cynthia S. Creem, Alice Hanlon Peisch, James B. Eldridge, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1588 SD522 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1588) of Cynthia S. Creem, Benjamin B. Downing, Daniel A. Wolf, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation to update the bottle bill . Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1602 SD599 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1602) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation relative to transparency in electric bills. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1603 SD600 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1603) of Michael R. Knapik, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross and Bruce J. Ayers for legislation to create the renewable energy investment act. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.
S.1710 SD1575 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1710) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Geoff Diehl and Michael R. Knapik for legislation to increase the civil fines and penalities of motorists who violate the right of way of other motorists. Transportation.
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.
S.1825 Text of amendment number (222) updating the bottle bill offered by Ms. Creem to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3)
S.1842 SD1814 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Karen E. Spilka, Kate Hogan, John H. Rogers, Carolyn C. Dykema and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish the MetroWest commission on the status of women and girls. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1844 HD1743 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1844) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to further regulate the laying out of senior citizen footpaths by cities and towns. 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.
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.1971 HD505 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1971) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to further regulate newborn pulse oximetry screening for congenital heart defects. Public Health.
S.2008 SD1992 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr., James E. Timilty and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to juvenile life with parole . The Judiciary.
H.2138 HD2668 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2138) of Geoff Diehl and others relative to the training and hiring standards for municipal police officers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2189 HD1513 By Mr. Roy of Franklin, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2189) of Jeffrey N. Roy, Karen E. Spilka and Richard J. Ross for legislation to establish a regional public safety communications and dispatch center for the towns of Franklin, Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2587 HD804 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit. Revenue.
H.2588 HD805 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2588) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
H.2713 HD1510 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2713) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and Richard J. Ross relative to the interest paid to taxpayers on tax abatements. Revenue.
H.2739 HD389 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2739) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to Norfolk County revenues and expenditures. Revenue.
H.2817 HD1160 By Mr. Hill of Ipswich and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2817) of Bradford Hill, Bruce E. Tarr and others for legislation to make the General Court subject to the open meeting law. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2830 HD2461 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2830) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the failure to file certain reports by candidates under the campaign finance laws. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2864 HD1991 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2864) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to designate Ms. G of the Massachusetts Audubon Society as the official groundhog of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2908 HD3092 By Mr. Winslow of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2908) of Daniel B. Winslow and others for legislation to enhance technology in civic engagement. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
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.3364 HD2673 By Mr. Lewis of Winchester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3364) of Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to provide tax incentives to promote housing creation for persons with disabilities. Revenue.
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.3513 HD3675 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley and Senator Creem, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Alice Hanlon Peisch, Cynthia S. Creem and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Wellesley be authorized to convey a certain parcel of land in said town. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3525 HD3531 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to the term of appointment of non-civil service police officers. Public Service.
H.3530 HD3716 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3530) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Natick be authorized to grant an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3552 HD3738 By Representative Linsky of Natick and Senator Spilka, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3552) of David Paul Linsky, Karen E. Spilka and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of deputy chief of police in the town of Natick from the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3635 HD3795 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Donna Salois, an employee of the Wrentham Development Center. Public Service.
H.3832 HD4000 By Representative Peisch of Wellesley and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3832) of Alice Hanlon Peisch, Cynthia S. Creem and Richard J. Ross (by vote of the town) that the town of Wellesley be authorized to issue six additional licenses for the sale of wines and malt beverages not to be drunk on premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3994 HD4147 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of David Paul Linsky and Richard J. Ross relative to the collection of municipal taxes. Revenue.

Richard J. Ross lives in Wrentham MA, with his family and is the owner of R. J. Ross Funeral Home in Wrentham. Senator Ross has also been involved with the following ORGANIZATIONS: Wrentham Cooperative Bank (Director), Pond Home (Director), Community at Pond Meadow (Director), Kennedy Donovan Center (past President)

Personal Information

Profession: Business Owner - R. J. Ross Funeral Home

Education & Public Service

  • American University School of Government
  • Harvard University
  • New England Institute of Anatomy, '75
  • Wrentham Historical Commission (1974-2003), Wrentham Conservation Commission (1977-'78)
  • Wrentham Refuse Disposal Commission (1977-'78), Wrentham Board of Health (1979-'80)
  • Veteran's Agent (1981-'82), Burial Agent for the Board of Health (1981-2004) ;Mass. House (2005-2010)
  • Mass State Senate, May 2010 (to fill vacancy) to present
Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex -- Consisting of the towns of Franklin, precincts 1 to 4, inclusive, and precinct 7, Millis, Needham, precincts A to C, inclusive, I and J, Norfolk, Plainville, Wellesley, precincts B, F, and G and Wrentham, in the county of Norfolk; the city of Attleboro, ward 1, ward 2 and ward 3, precinct A, and the town of North Attleborough in the county of Bristol; and the towns of Natick, precincts 6, 7, 9 and 10, Sherborn and Wayland in the county of Middlesex.

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