Massachusetts Representative Ruth Balser [D]

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MAH1610IntroFor legislation to prevent wage theft, promote employer accountability, and enhance public enforcement. Labor and Workforce Development.
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2020-10-29
Accompanied a new draft, see H5086
MAH1617IntroRelative to determining the wages employers are required to pay tipped employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
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2020-10-29
Accompanied a new draft, see H5085
MAS1209IntroFor legislation to remove obstacles and expand abortion access. Public Health.
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2020-10-26
To Joint Judiciary Committee
MAH3787IntroRelative to tax havens and complete reporting by certain combined groups. Revenue.
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2020-10-15
Accompanied a study order, see H5040
MAH4658IntroRelative to remote notarization during the COVID-19 state of emergency. The Judiciary.
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2020-10-15
Accompanied a study order, see H5037
MAH4631IntroRelative to state employees performing core function during the Massachusetts state emergency related to COVID-19 emergency declaration. Public Service.
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2020-10-15
Accompanied a study order, see H5039
MAH733IntroRelative to marbled crayfish and marmokrebs. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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2020-10-13
Accompanied a study order, see H5012
MAH5045IntroRelative to improvements to the local and regional public health systems to address disparities in the delivery of public health services. Public Health.
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2020-10-13
To Joint Public Health Committee
MAH4563IntroRelative to the au pair exchange visitor program. Labor and Workforce Development.
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2020-10-08
To Joint Labor and Workforce Development Committee
MAH4564IntroRelative to au pairs and host families. Labor and Workforce Development.
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2020-10-08
To Joint Labor and Workforce Development Committee
MAH4729IntroFor legislation to suspend payment and collection of student loan payments provided for post-secondary education or vocational training during the COVID-19 emergency declaration and to designate certain outstanding bonds used to fund said loans as ge...
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2020-10-08
Accompanied a study order, see H5026
MAH4746IntroRelative to unemployment insurance for the gig economy, so-called. Labor and Workforce Development.
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2020-10-08
To Joint Labor and Workforce Development Committee
MAH1343IntroRelative to the testing for the use of alcohol or narcotic drugs or other controlled substances as a condition of release. The Judiciary.
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2020-10-01
To Joint Judiciary Committee
MAH3452IntroRelative to telephone service for inmates in correctional institutions. The Judiciary.
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2020-10-01
To Joint Judiciary Committee
MAH3420IntroRelative to the age of criminal majority. The Judiciary.
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2020-10-01
To Joint Judiciary Committee
MAH3422IntroFor legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy. The Judiciary.
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2020-10-01
To Joint Judiciary Committee
MAH3320IntroRelative to abortion and removing obstacles and expanding access to women's reproductive health. The Judiciary.
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2020-10-01
To Joint Judiciary Committee
MAH4878IntroRelative to the housing market during the COVID-19 emergency and recovery. Housing.
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2020-10-01
Accompanied a new draft, see H5018
MAH5018IntroTo guarantee housing stability during the COVID-19 emergency and recovery
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2020-10-01
To Joint Rules Committee
MAH4745IntroFor legislation to provide hazard pay for essential workers in the COVID-19 emergency. Labor and Workforce Development.
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2020-09-24
Accompanied a study order, see H4996
MAH139IntroRelative to the adjudication or determination of parentage. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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2020-09-03
Accompanied a new draft, see H4965
MAH4743IntroRelative to assisting non-profit organizations to provide for COVID-19 unemployment benefits. Labor and Workforce Development.
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2020-09-03
House concurred
MAH4739IntroFor legislation to create a presumption of relatedness for essential workers suffering from COVID-19. Labor and Workforce Development.
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2020-09-03
House concurred
MAH4965IntroRelative to parentage to promote children's security
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2020-09-03
To House Ways and Means Committee
MAH605IntroRelative to the licensing and conduct of home care aid agencies. Elder Affairs.
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2020-08-20
To Joint Elder Affairs Committee
MAH4951IntroSimilar Bills
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2020-08-20
Adopted, in concurrence
MAH4892PassAuthorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land to the city of Newton
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2020-08-14
Signed by the Governor, Chapter 157 of the Acts of 2020
MAS2786IntroFor legislation relative to protecting our public higher education system during the COVID-19 pandemic. Higher Education.
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2020-08-10
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
MAS1145IntroFor legislation to ensure access to addiction services. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
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2020-08-06
Accompanied a study order, see S2888
MAH4606PassRelative to the penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
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2020-08-06
Signed by the Governor, Chapter 149 of the Acts of 2020
MAH4618IntroSimilar Bills
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2020-08-03
Amendment #1 (Jehlen) adopted
MAS2701IntroFor legislation relative to emergency paid sick time. Labor and Workforce Development.
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2020-08-03
Accompanied a new draft, see S2882
MAS2882IntroFor legislation relative to emergency paid sick time, reports recommending the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2882).
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2020-08-03
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
MAH1736IntroRelative to the establishment of a statewide children’s mental health ombudsman program within the Office of the Child Advocate. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
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2020-07-30
To Joint Health Care Financing Committee
MAH1697IntroRelative to payments for psychological services provided by MassHealth. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
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2020-07-30
To Joint Health Care Financing Committee
MAS2581IntroFor legislationfor legislation to establish a hate crimes grant program; reports recommending that the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 2581) ought to pass.
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2020-07-30
New draft substituted, see S2845
MAH4818EngrossTo reduce racial inequities in maternal health
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2020-07-30
To House Bills in the Third Reading Committee
MAS2845EngrossConcerning genocide education
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2020-07-30
To House Ways and Means Committee
MAH4732IntroBy Ms. Domb of Amherst, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mindy Domb and others that the Department of Transitional Assistance be authorized to administer a $50,000,000 local food access emergency fund to provide financial assistance to food p...
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2020-07-29
Accompanied a new draft, see H4898
MAH1892EngrossRelative to access to original birth certificates to persons born in the Commonwealth. Public Health.
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2020-07-29
To Senate Rules Committee
MAH4898IntroEstablishing a COVID-19 Local Food Access Emergency Fund
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2020-07-29
To House Ways and Means Committee
MAH4415IntroTo study forest management practices
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2020-07-28
To House Ways and Means Committee
MAS2602IntroFor legislation relative to emergency hazard health duty. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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2020-07-28
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
MAH4538IntroTo reduce harm from opioids
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2020-07-27
Read second and ordered to a third reading
MAH4364IntroAuthorizing the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey a certain parcel of land to the city of Newton
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2020-07-27
New draft substituted, see H4892
MAS555IntroFor legislation relative to the continuity of care for mental health treatment. Financial Services.
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2020-07-23
Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session
MAS1685IntroFor legislation to ensure affordable health connector coverage. Revenue.
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2020-07-23
Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session
MAS1225IntroFor legislation to include psychologists in the definition of nursing practice. Public Health.
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2020-07-23
Ought NOT to pass (under Joint Rule 10) and placed in the Orders of the Day for the next session
MAH1699IntroFor legislation to provide that network hospitals be compensated for behavioral health services to certain MassHealth patients. Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery.
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2020-07-20
To Joint Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Recovery Committee
MAS1401IntroFor legislation to protect the civil rights and safety of all Massachusetts residents. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
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2020-07-20
To Senate Ways and Means Committee
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