Bill Docket Bill Title
SD193 An Act to promote American manufacturing
SD269 For legislation to provide access to full spectrum addiction treatment services
SD307 For legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors.
SD311 For legislation to remove the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
HD361 Relative to property tax exemptions for veterans
SD425 For legislation relative to open textbooks
SD430 For legislation relative to early education funding
SD435 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
SD441 For legislation relative to public higher education transfers
SD462 For legislation relative to the Massachusetts Alzheimers Project.
SD503 For legislation to regulate synthetic heroin.
SD507 For legislation to increase the penalty for distracted driving
SD533 For legislation to create the Home Works Program
SD574 For legislation to enhance the educational outcomes of expectant and parenting students
SD604 For legislation to promote job training in the Commonwealth.
SD625 For legislation relative to public investment in fossil fuels.
SD629 For legislation to promote personal savings
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
HD682 Relative to liability for the medical costs incurred by public health volunteer responders
HD736 Relative to pregnancy, childbirth, or a related condition protection of employees and job applicants
SD749 For legislation relative to the advanced nursing practice
SD771 For legislation relative to CARE
SD984 For legislation relative to the office of the child advocate
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
HD1133 Relative to the development of economically sound and environmentally progressive solid waste management strategies to improve recycling.
SD1247 For legislation relative to special education funding.
SD1280 For legislation to establish a education loan repayment program for social workers in areas of need
SD1308 For legislation relative to training of elder services workers in dementia and Alzheimer’s
SD1362 For legislation relative to student sex education.
SD1387 For legislation to decriminalize non-violent and verbal student misconduct
SD1423 For legislation to establish pay equity.
SD1441 For legislation to stabilize the commonwealth’s nursing facilities.
HD1595 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
SD1631 For legislation to provide further revenue to the Financial Literacy Trust Fund.
SD1632 For legislation to increase parental awareness of opiate abuse risks
SD1639 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
SD1749 For legislation to improve educational outcomes for children in the Commonwealth from birth through school age.
SD1752 For legislation to ensure high quality pre-kindergarten education.
HD1765 Relative to penalties for the crime of female genital mutilation
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
SD1790 For legislation relative to cognitive rehabilitation.
HD1813 Relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal light plants
SD1841 Relative to the emergency administration of certain overdose prevention drugs
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
HD2440 Relative to the dispensing of controlled substances by emergency room physicians
HD2454 Relative to retirement for nuclear reactor operators at the University of Massachusetts Lowell
HD2455 Relative to providing tax incentives for small scale commercial development for gateway cities
HD2456 Relative to stabilizing the Commonwealth’s nursing facilities
HD2475 Relative to retirement benefits of certain employees of the Department of Children and Families
HD2540 For legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty
HD2670 An Act requiring physician training on Alzheimer's and dementia
HD2940 For legislation to limit the prescription of controlled substances to an amount necessary for seventy-two hours of medically legitimate treatment
HD3165 An Act relative to strengthening and expanding affordable, quality higher education opportunities for residents of the Commonwealth
HD3175 For legislation to provide incentives for productive workers' compensation audits
HD3259 Relative to travel insurance
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


4/16/2014 - Last update

2/27/2014 - A Report of the Special Commission Relative to the Feasibility of Hosting the Summer Olympics in the Commonwealth

4/16/2014 - The Report of the Joint Committee on Higher Education's Subcommittee on Student Loan and Debt


Eileen Donoghue is a second term State Senator from the First Middlesex District, serving the communities of Lowell, Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell, Tyngsborough, and Westford. The Senator was first elected to the Massachusetts State Senate in November of 2010.

Upon graduating from University of Massachusetts in 1976, with an individualized concentration in law and Spanish, the Senator pursued her passion for law. She received her Juris Doctor at Suffolk University Law School in 1979. After twelve years of practicing law, Senator Donoghue opened her own firm in the City of Lowell in 1991 before joining Gallagher & Cavanaugh in 2008.

Senator Donoghue was elected to the Lowell City Council in 1996 and two years later was elected mayor for her first of two terms at that post. During her tenure as mayor, she was proud to champion some of the most historic and important economic development projects for the city, including the Tsongas Arena, the LeLacheur Ball Park, the construction and renovation of 17 schools, and the artist overlay district which resulted in more than 800 new artists’ lofts now occupying formerly abandoned mills.

Senator Donoghue serves as the Senate chair of the Joint Committee on Community Development & Small Business, vice-chair of the Joint Committee on Higher Education, and member of the Senate Committee on Ways & Means, Joint Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies, and Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities & Energy.

After a number of years in public service, Senator Donoghue is eager to use her prior experience to represent the interests of the district in the Massachusetts State Senate.

Personal Information

Profession: Attorney
Spouse: John J. O’Connor

Career Highlights

  • Founder of Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council
  • Women Working Wonders Fund
  • Co-founder of Future Stars Camp in Lowell

Education & Public Service

  • BA in Law and Spanish, University of Massachusetts; JD, Suffolk University.
  • Mayor of Lowell, Lowell City Councilor
First Middlesex -- Consisting of the city of Lowell and the towns of Dunstable, Groton, Pepperell, Tyngsborough and Westford in the county of Middlesex.