Colleen M. Garry Representative

D Dracut
Colleen M. Garry


State House
Room 238
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2380
Fax: 617-722-2847
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD45 Relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
HD63 For legislation to designate the month of October as Farm to School Month in the Commonwealth and to strategize opportunities to spread farm-to-school programs statewide
HD124 Relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court
SD128 For legislation relative to just cause terminations.
HD188 Relative to the false representation of military status
HD211 For legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property
SD223 For legislation to establish a moratorium for charter schools
HD233 Relative to filing fees for limited liability companies
HD241 Relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings
SD254 For legislation to authorize voluntary income tax return contributions to the Massachusetts Fire Fighters Academy Trust Fund
HD347 Relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases
HD352 For legislation to establish in the Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services a Massachusetts Alzheimer’s project
HD361 Relative to property tax exemptions for veterans
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD386 For legislation to further regulate the right to strike of public employees
HD387 Relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts
HD389 For legislation to establish a double pole advisory council to recommend rules and regulations to reduce the use of double utility poles
HD394 For legislation to establish the Robert T. Kilduff firefighters cancer network
HD396 Relative to medical and physical fitness examinations for police officers and fire fighters
HD424 For the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor designating the last day of February as Rare Disease Day
HD429 For legislation to increase transparency and trust in charitable solicitations
HD434 Relative to requiring certain motor vehicle surcharges and court costs be used for firefighter salaries
HD435 Relative to the residency requirements of fire and police personnel
HD436 Relative to residency requirements of municipal police officers and fire fighters
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD497 Relative to the care of animals in cities and towns
HD500 Relative to health insurance coverage for mastectomies
HD508 That the Commissioner of Public Health be directed to establish regulations for the return to pharmacies of certain unused medication by health care facilities
SD516 For legislation to ensure accountability in the Department of Transitional Assistance
SD519 For legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers
HD522 Relative to creditable service for retirement purposes for certain public safety officers
HD523 Relative to updating non-taxable medical supplies
HD531 An Act to establish estate tax valuation for farms
HD534 Relative to the cancellation of certain health insurance policies
HD554 Relative to establishing a department of environmental protection appeals board
HD555 That health insurance policies that cover infantile cataract surgery provide coverage for aphakic lenses for treatment and rehabilitation
HD556 Relative to joint and last survivor allowances paid under the contributory retirement system
HD558 Relative to the restoration to service of certain public employees retired for disability
SD560 Relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants
HD582 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the Masshealth Program
HD592 For legislation to authorize pharmacists to perform certain medical procedures
SD628 For legislation to promote the accessibility, quality and continuity of care for consumers of behavioral health, substance use disorder and mental health services.
HD658 Relative to retirement benefits for certain employees of the Department of Correction
HD673 Relative to fire protection systems for buildings and structures
SD680 For legislation relative to the closing of hospital essential services
HD682 Relative to liability for the medical costs incurred by public health volunteer responders
SD699 For legislation to promote equal choice a cost savings in health care
HD702 Relative to emergency medical services oversight
HD706 Relative to the availability of prescription medication during an emergency
SD730 For legislation to provide time to develop better measures of and assistance for student learning.
HD736 Relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants
HD739 Relative to establishing a lottery process in selecting buyers and/or renters for low and moderate income housing units
HD746 Relative to access to generic medications and pharmacy reimbursements for the cost of drugs, medical products or devices
HD751 For legislation to authorize the Commissioner of Insurance to set labor rates paid by insurance companies to auto repairers
HD758 To prohibit the distribution in commerce of children's products and upholstered furniture containing certain flame retardants, and for other purposes
SD765 For legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
HD771 Relative to the payment of fair share provisions of employees choosing not to join a union
HD772 For legislation to adopt national education standards
HD780 Relative to providing smoking cessation programs for certain police officers and fire fighters
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
SD803 For legislation to fully apply telemedicine coverage.
HD818 For legislation to authorize municipalities to require automatic sprinkler protection systems in certain housing
SD841 For legislation to require automated external defibrillators in schools.
HD855 Relative to the placement of children
HD898 Relative to non discrimination training in the workplace
SD935 For legislation to prohibit disciplinary actions by employers on employees serving as volunteer emergency responders
SD969 For legislation relative to preserving public safety and preventing trespassing on state highways
HD982 Relative to civil service creditable time
SD982 Relative to the use of certain insurance underwriting guidelines for homeowners with dogs living on such insured property
HD999 For legislation to authorize the Department of Highways to acquire certain land in the city of Quincy and the town of Milton by eminent domain for flood control and prevention purposes
HD1008 Relative to audio recordings and written transcripts of phone calls made to the 911 emergency system
HD1027 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities
HD1029 For legislation to establish safeguards to prevent death and disability from stroke
HD1047 Relative to the cost of civil service exams for employees of the Commonwealth
HD1049 Relative to credible service for school nurses
SD1061 For legislation relative to Child-Centered Family Law.
HD1097 Relative to providing continuing health insurance coverage for surviving children of police officers and firefighters killed in the line of duty
SD1100 For legislation to regulate central service technicians.
HD1129 Relative to turnaround plans for underperforming schools
HD1149 Relative to the commission paid to licensed lottery sales agents
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
HD1209 Relative to liability protection for disaster volunteers
HD1220 That the Division of Medical Assistance provide coverage for residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older
HD1230 Relative to abusive or hostile work environments
HD1234 Relative to tax havens
SD1237 For legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.
HD1308 Relative to updating reciprocity for licensing optometrists
HD1318 Relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments
HD1322 For legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
HD1331 Relative to the penalties associated with moving violations
HD1360 Relative to penalties for the crime of impersonating police officers and other officials
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
HD1370 For legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws
HD1375 Relative to motor vehicle opeators leaving the scene of a collision
HD1381 For legislation to increase the annuities paid to certain disabled veterans and their families
HD1387 Relative to the residency requirements of fire and police personnel
HD1396 For legislation to provide volunteer firefighters with a local option real estate tax exemption
HD1405 For legislation to establish a curriculum on personal financial literacy in the public schools
HD1471 Relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality
SD1499 For legislation relative to home care services.
HD1521 For legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants
HD1529 That provision be made for binding arbitration for fire fighters and police officers
HD1531 Relative to the list of locations for a safe surrender under the baby safe haven law
HD1546 For legislation to regulate the use of trapping devices to take beaver and muskrat
SD1548 For legislation relative to ensuring transparency of health plan formularies
SD1555 For legislation relative to Massachusetts high school diplomas
HD1591 Relative to descendants email access and procedures
HD1593 For legislation to require transparency in solicitations via telephone and similar devices
HD1595 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
HD1606 Relative to establishing a moratorium for charter schools
HD1607 For legislation to direct the Commissioner of Revenue to annually designate a sales tax holiday
HD1609 For legislation to establish a educational mandate working group
HD1610 For legislation to require businesses offering travel services to provide consumers with health and safety information relative to international destinations
HD1611 Relative to exempting certain school stadiums from plumbing regulations
HD1612 Relative to exempting veterans from the standard registration fee for veterans license plates
HD1614 For legislation to impose a moratorium on new mandated education pograms and expenses
HD1624 Relative to the penalties imposed for falsely assuming to be a public official
HD1626 Relative to line-of-duty death and survivor benefits for police officers and fire fighters
HD1627 For legislation to increase line-of-duty death benefits for police officers and fire fighters
HD1635 An Act Relative to the use of business telephone numbers in the Underground Economy
HD1641 Relative to death benefits to surviving spouses of call and volunteer firefighters
HD1647 Relative to the health of public safety officers exposed to hypodermic syringes or hypodermic needles
HD1675 Relative to penalties for impeding or disrupting a public way
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
HD1730 Relative to hospital profit transparency and fairness and the establishment of a Medicaid reimbursement enhancement fund
SD1762 For legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten.
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
HD1776 For legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
HD1809 For legislation to classify NBOMe as a controlled substance and establishing the penalty of the illegal possession of said substance
HD1846 For legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century
HD1849 For legislation relative to juvenile intimidation of witnesses, jurors and persons furnishing information in connection with criminal proceedings
HD1887 Relative to ensuring clarity and truthfulness in direct mailings of travel check vouchers
HD1892 An Act relative to criminal record checks for referees
HD1899 For the establishment of a special commission on the eye care and vision health needs of the Commonwealth
HD1906 For legislation to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities
HD1935 For legislation to prevent trafficking in ivory and rhino horns
HD1939 Relative to requiring food allergen certification in vocational schools
SD1947 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund, Richard J. Ross, Donald F. Humason, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the creation of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority Finance Control Board. Transportation.
HD1949 Relative to participants in certain entertainment exhibitions
HD1955 Relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study of the unemployment benefit eligibility system
HD1967 Relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees
HD1981 Relative to disqualifying certain individuals from receiving unemployment insurance benefits
HD1990 Relative to the authority of school districts to be exempt from a certain standardized exam
HD1991 Relative to penalties for the unauthorized sale of veterans' grave markers
HD2007 For legislation to establish an advisory committee on the protection of honeybees in the Commonwealth
HD2040 For legislation to provide reimbursements for certain informational technology enhancements in compliance with the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career
HD2064 For legislation relative to victims rights
HD2069 For legislation to authorize certain veterans to use facilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities without cost to such veterans
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2076 Relative to voting overseas
HD2077 That the word “veteran” be added to ballots of candidates who have honorably served in the armed forces
HD2086 Relative to accountability for certain corporate political activities
HD2116 Relative to health insurance for surviving spouses under the retirement law
HD2120 For legislation to include private schools and charter schools in the interscholastic athletic head injury safety training program
HD2126 Relative to protecting puppies and kittens
HD2165 For the establishment of a living minimum wage for employees and contracted employees of the Commonwealth
HD2188 Relative to juvenile court jurisdiction to divert from further court processing of certain children
HD2195 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to review security and safety procedures in the State House and courthouses
HD2211 For legislation to provide the highest quality education through access of innovative and research-based language education instructional programs
HD2260 Relative the pay of first responders out of work due to needle stick injuries suffered in the line of duty
HD2267 Relative to the formula for district reimbursement through the special education circuit breaker
HD2269 Relative to establishing an insurance program for municipalities in relation to special education costs
HD2280 Relative to the use of slot machines in veterans' organizations
HD2297 Relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
HD2310 For legislation to authorize municipalities to reduce the real property tax obligations of persons over the age of sixty in exchange for volunteer service
HD2332 For legislation to limit the time that former employees must wait before being employed by a competitor
HD2371 For legislation to authorize certain private clubs to operate gaming devices
HD2392 Relative to improving disclosure of electioneering communications reports
HD2404 For legislation to establish a working group (including members of the General Court) relative to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
HD2435 An Act establishing a special commission to study the efficacy of funding the construction of public safety buildings through the sales tax
HD2440 Relative to the dispensing of controlled substances by emergency room physicians
HD2441 An Act relative to aggregated gas power
HD2442 Relative to bank robberies and collection of fraudulent checks
HD2444 Relative to increasing pension benefits for certain retired teachers and public employees
HD2447 Relative to further regulating the issuance of certificates of organization to corporations and limited liability companies
HD2450 Relative to the collection and reporting of certain nursing facility resident care information
HD2451 Relative to parental rights and child survivors of homicide
HD2452 For legislation to provide insurance coverage for chemical dependency, including alcoholism, within the Division of Medical Assistance
HD2453 Relative to requiring a civil service examinations for certain positions in the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Housing and Community Development
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2457 Relative to the penalties for enticing a child under the age of sixteen
HD2458 Relative to the payment of certain claims by medical malpractice insurers
HD2460 Relative to the suspension of benefits by the Department of Transitional Assistance for persons convicted of certain crimes against the person
HD2461 Relative to the recorking of wine
HD2462 Relative to the retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Transitional Assistance and the Department of Housing and Community Development
HD2463 An Act requiring insurance providers cover a minimum of 30 days for in-patient substance abuse treatment
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2474 Relative to public employees' workers compensation benefits
HD2476 For legislation to establish secure choice retirement savings plan
HD2521 Relative to establishing an appeals process for private sector human service workers
HD2529 For legislation to authorize the Registrar of Motor Vehicles to issue distinctive registration plates for fire fighters
HD2540 For legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty
HD2564 Relative to the authority of parents to exempt their children from a certain standardized exam known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) exam
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2596 Relative to increase the minimum wage for private sector human service workers
HD2612 Relative to expenses incurred in defense against denial of benefits by incapacitated employees
HD2613 Relative to the fees charged for the certification of fire fighters as emergency medical technicians
HD2640 Relative to the appointment and reappointment of public safety officers
HD2643 That certain fire fighters may wear uniforms while on duty and making solicitations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association
HD2664 For legislation to prohibit the withholding of diplomas to students meeting all requirements except a score on a state standardized test
HD2670 An Act requiring physician training on Alzheimer's and dementia
HD2678 Relative to the crime of intentionally obstructing vehicular of pedestrian traffic upon a public way
HD2685 Relative to the employment of retired fire fighters as training instructors by the Department of Fire Services
HD2753 For legislation relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures
HD2756 For legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day
HD2759 Relative to creating a rebuttable presumption of job relatedness for certain public safety personnel suffering from disabling conditions caused by exposure to infectious diseases
HD2766 Relative to the installation of approved smoke detectors in certain residential buildings and structures
HD2770 Relative to the compensation of state employees serving in the Massachusetts National Guard or active reserves
HD2782 Relative to further regulating health care costs and the dispensing of controlled substances
HD2791 Relative to unlawful school bus passing
HD2800 Relative to promoting elder citizen quality case management services
HD2802 Relative to pay equity
HD2814 Relative to leave with pay for incapacitated officers and employees of cities, towns and districts
HD2818 Relative to administering the medical assistance programs
HD2879 For legislation to establish a commission to study veterans transportation issues
HD2898 An Act relative to penalties for crimes against seniors
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2975 Relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
HD2982 Relative to punishments for property crimes against elderly or disabled persons
HD2984 Relative to pension benefits for widows
HD3003 Relative to the care and protection of children
HD3142 For legislation to ensure that each student enrolled in a school district is screened for potential indicators of dyslexia or other reading disabilities
HD3160 Relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services
HD3168 An Act providing certain property owners with royalties related to the extraction of natural gas
HD3195 For legislation to exclude novelty sparklers from the definition of prohibited fireworks
HD3211 An Act to clarify parental rights in the administration of standardized tests
HD3217 For legislation to encourage the development of clean energy security, energy diversity and economic growth
HD3228 For legislation to prevent and respond to bullying of elderly and disabled residents of public or privately-owned subsidized multifamily housing developments
HD3229 An Act relative to the creation of the Commonwealth Technical Rescue Regions and Coordinating Council
HD3248 Relative to joint purchasing group committee membership
HD3258 An Act relative to eligibility to become a firefighter or police officer
HD3279 An Act relative to the veteran allowance for public retirees
HD3311 Relative to the implementation or use of partnership for assessment for readiness for college and career assessments
HD3319 For legislation to require a minimum of ten years experience for a fire fighter to become chief of a fire department
HD3364 For legislation to provide a waiver of fees to veterans at public institutions of higher learning
HD3401 Relative to mandated reporting of elder abuse
HD3405 For legislation to increase the annual stipend for members of the Commonwealth’s hazardous material response teams
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3413 An Act relative to recognition of the "Honor and Remember" Flag in the Commonwealth
HD3414 For legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program
HD3416 An Act concerning nondiscrimination in access to organ transplantation
HD3429 Relative to standards for highly qualified teachers in institutional settings
HD3440 For legislation to pro-rate premium contribution rates for certain part-time public employees based on the number of hours worked
HD3444 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to enhancing tourism at the State House
HD3462 Relative to the sale, delivery, receipt or purchase for resale of powdered alcoholic products
HD3482 For legislation to create a special commission studying cutting, welding and hot work processes regulated by the State Fire Code
HD3551 For legislation to establish a commission to research and assess opportunities to increase accessibility to the Code of Massachusetts Regulations
HD3552 Relative to increasing killed-in-line-of-duty benefits for public safety employees

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator and Attorney

Education & Public Service

  • Dracut Public Schools
  • University of Lowell, B.S.
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D.
  • Dracut Democratic Town Committee
  • Massachusetts House 1995 - present
Thirty-sixth Middlesex, Consisting of Dracut; Tyngsborough.