Bill Docket Bill Title
SD41 For legislation relative to Medicaid eligibility for seniors.
SD42 For legislation relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility.
HD71 Relative to special education funding
SD96 For legislation relative to special education health care costs
HD161 For legislation to prohibit smoking in motor vehicles if young children are in the vehicle
SD166 For legislation to establish a board of registration in naturopathy
SD190 For legislation relative to the treatment of elephants
SD192 For legislation to create the Preservation of Historic Buildings Trust Fund
HD211 For legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property
SD229 Lfor legislation relative to recycling
HD231 For legislation to develop housing plans for families, with minor children, who are being evicted from publicly subsidized housing
HD233 Relative to filing fees for limited liability companies
SD269 For legislation to provide access to full spectrum addiction treatment services
HD270 Relative to business practices between motor vehicle manufacturers, distributors and dealers
SD310 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety.
SD318 For legislation to study the feasibility of streamlining business registration
SD336 For legislation relative to GIC dental and vision benefits for municipal employees.
HD347 Relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases
HD361 Relative to property tax exemptions for veterans
SD367 For legislation relative to Congo conflict minerals.
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
SD411 For legislation relative to dangerousness hearings
SD453 For legislation relative to restricting the marketing of other tobacco products.
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
SD507 For legislation to increase the penalty for distracted driving
SD533 For legislation to create the Home Works Program
SD580 For legislation to improve literacy skills
SD627 For legislation to protect children and families from harmful flame retardants
SD628 For legislation to promote the accessibility, quality and continuity of care for consumers of behavioral health, substance use disorder and mental health services.
SD646 For legislation to market prioritized development sites
SD648 For legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking.
SD668 For legislation relative to Health Policy Commission oversight of insurer transactions
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
SD686 Relative to protecting consumers from unsolicited loans
SD706 For legislation to include childbirth under insurance policies providing for diability income
SD712 Relative to early home childcare certification
SD730 For legislation to provide time to develop better measures of and assistance for student learning.
SD735 For legislation relative to student assessment data
SD769 For legislation to increase the penalties for corporate manslaughter.
SD771 For legislation relative to CARE
SD784 An Act relative to the disclosure of toxic chemicals in children’s products
SD809 For legislation relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements
SD831 For legislation to strengthen the Massachusetts home care program.
HD846 Relative to establishing a board of registration in naturopathy and further regulating naturopathic health care
SD878 For legislation to improve vocational training opportunities for unemployed workers
SD887 For legislation to amend the statute of limitations in civil rights actions
SD889 For legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth
SD890 For legislation relative to the age of consent in certain civil actions for sexual assault and rape of a child
SD898 For legislation relative to Option (d) beneficiaries
SD902 For legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties.
SD924 For legislation to ensure healthcare coverage for youth who have aged-out of the department of children and families.
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
SD1012 For legislation to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and bi-literacy
SD1026 For legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information.
SD1028 For legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft
HD1080 Relative to the disposition of public lands with conservation protected status
HD1117 For legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants
HD1119 For legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers
SD1165 For legislation to require gas leak repairs during certain road projects
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
SD1198 For legislation relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers
SD1214 For legislation relative to the essex coastal scenic byway
SD1247 For legislation relative to special education funding.
SD1260 For legislation to promote savings for first time homebuyers.
SD1273 For legislation to protect temporary workers’ unemployment benefits
SD1280 For legislation to establish a education loan repayment program for social workers in areas of need
SD1309 For legislation to provide transparent sex offender information to the public
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
SD1373 For legislation relative to part-time higher education faculty eligibility in the state retirement system
SD1376 For legislation to lessen the financial burden on small limited liability companies
SD1380 For legislation relative to the eligibility of certain faculty for contributory group insurance of public higher educational institutions
SD1389 An Act establishing the MassMade Program
HD1393 Relative to mental health services for children
HD1407 For legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth
SD1460 For legislation to provide coverage for tobacco use cessation under Commonwealth Care
HD1471 Relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality
SD1486 For legislation to provide a property tax credit to surviving spouses of certain public safety personnel.
HD1505 Relative to gas leak repairs during road projects
HD1521 For legislation to establish a penalty for the mistreatment of elephants
HD1571 For legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products
SD1590 For legislation relative to tobacco cessation
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
HD1692 Relative to the calculation of the special education reimbursement funding program
HD1698 Relative to establishing a foreign language education seal of biliteracy for students
SD1707 For legislation relative to tourism collaboration.
SD1717 For legislation relative to HIV-Associated lipodystrophy treatment.
SD1731 For legislation relative to pesticide applications
SD1735 For legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles.
HD1769 Relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment
SD1783 For legislation to promote awareness of safe recreation in public waterways.
HD1785 Relative to small brewers of alcoholic beverages
HD1864 Strengthening the quality and efficiency of home health care services
SD1893 For legislation to create accountability for legislative reports
HD1988 For the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to convene a Constitutional Convention to consider amendments to the Constitution to limit the influence of money in our political system
HD2012 For legislation to increase the maximum tax credit allowed for land conservation incentives
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2163 Relative to the creation and maintenance of a searchable public online database of sites available for development in cities and towns
HD2250 For legislation to allow veterans living in housing authorities to deduct the cost of traveling for medical purposes from the income total assessed by said authority
HD2256 Relative to the foundation funding of special education
HD2261 That costs associated with special education follow students upon the change of school districts in mid year
HD2267 Relative to the formula for district reimbursement through the special education circuit breaker
HD2433 For legislation to further define standards of employee safety
HD2468 For the establishment of an access to healthcare task force (including members of the General Court) for former foster youth to review the barriers of access to healthcare for youth who are aging out or have aged out of the care of the Department of Children and Families
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2540 For legislation to increase the share of courses taught by full-time tenure and tenure-track faculty
HD2743 For legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products
HD2758 For legislation to disclosure requirements for dry cleaners using toxic chemicals
HD2848 Relative to do-not-resuscitate orders
HD3255 An Act relative to strengthening background checks
HD3311 Relative to the implementation or use of partnership for assessment for readiness for college and career assessments
HD3515 For legislation to establish a task force on the safety and welfare of elderly and disabled persons residing in public housing

By Request
HD2658 Relative to mandated preferences on certain public housing waiting lists

By Request
HD3523 Relative to juvenile sexual abuse violence

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator
Spouse: Jeff Ives
Pets: Mo the Chihuahua

Career Highlights

  • Member of the Massachusetts Bar
  • Metropolitan Area Planning Council
  • Pace Law School Environmental Litigation Clinic

Education & Public Service

  • Pace Law School, J.D.
  • Mount Holyoke College, B.A.
  • Burlington High School
  • Chairwoman of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development
  • Newburyport City Councillor at-Large, 2008 – Jan. 1, 2013
First Essex -- Consisting of the cities of Haverhill and Newburyport and the towns of Amesbury, Merrimac, Methuen, North Andover, precincts 1 to 4, inclusive, and Salisbury in the county of Essex.