Robert M. Koczera Representative

D New Bedford
Robert M. Koczera


State House
Room 448
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2582
District Office
First Saturday of every month, Wilks Library
1911 Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, MA 02746
Phone: 508-991-6214
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
SD194 For legislation to establish a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
SD226 For legislation relative to information technology producer responsibility
SD308 For legislation to establish the Massachusetts Service Alliance
SD309 For legislation relative to consumers and workers
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD424 For the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor designating the last day of February as Rare Disease Day
HD496 For legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
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
SD533 For legislation to create the Home Works Program
SD560 Relative to providing for a presumptive eligibility program for MassHealth applicants
HD582 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the Masshealth Program
SD594 For legislation to amend the mandated reporter law.
HD613 Relative to angel investor tax credits
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
HD678 Relative to the maximum number of patients assigned to a registered nurses or hospital care attendants
SD810 For legislation relative to public charity executive and board directors compensation.
HD840 Relative to creating higher education opportunities for students with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, and other developmental disabilities
SD841 For legislation to require automated external defibrillators in schools.
HD868 For legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth
SD923 For legislation to establish the Massachusetts paint stewardship program
SD951 For legislation relative to assessments made by the state board of retirement to certain regional school districts.
HD968 Relative to the calculation of income for spouses of nursing home residents
SD1043 For legislation relative to the workforce competitiveness trust fund
SD1100 For legislation to regulate central service technicians.
SD1131 For legislation to create patient choice and education in the dispensing of opiate drugs.
HD1188 That the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates
SD1202 For legislation relative to building real incentives for college savings
HD1220 That the Division of Medical Assistance provide coverage for residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older
SD1343 For legislation relative to high school financial literacy education.
HD1377 For legislation to authorize the Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development to establish a local economic development assistance program
SD1381 For legislation to prevent prescription drug abuse by closing the pharmacy shopping loophole
SD1402 For legislation relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
HD1407 For legislation to establish old growth forest reserves in the Commonwealth
HD1437 Relative to streamlining municipal finance
HD1533 Relative to the earned income credit for working families
HD1583 Relative to establishing the Designated Port Area Fund for the improvement of existing commercial and marine industrial infrastructures
HD1584 An Act relative to tax credits for agricultural land
SD1652 For legislation relative to deeds excise receipts
HD1684 An Act related to unfunded mandates on public schools
SD1739 For legislation relative to responsible stewardship by drug manufacturers.
HD1753 Relative to homeowners insurance rate filings that include charges for expected hurricane losses or catastrophes
SD1803 For legislation relative to reserving beds in nursing homes during certain leaves of absence
HD1833 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
HD1843 An Act relative to designated port areas
HD1883 For the establishment of an economic development tax credit incentive program for the substantial rehabilitation of mill properties
HD2060 Relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2155 Relative to public health, substance abuse, treatment and opioids and accessible substance abuse treatment for all
HD2211 For legislation to provide the highest quality education through access of innovative and research-based language education instructional programs
HD2330 For legislation to authorize income tax filers to make voluntary contributions to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund on their annual income tax returns
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
HD2455 Relative to providing tax incentives for small scale commercial development for gateway cities
HD2548 For legislation to establishing the Assawompset Pond Complex flood management district commission
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2615 That banks be required to mediate in good faith with homeowners to identify alternative resolutions before starting foreclosures
HD2752 For legislation to require producer responsibility for collection, reuse and recycling of discarded electronic products
HD2756 For legislation designate October 18 as inflammatory breast cancer awareness day
HD2818 Relative to administering the medical assistance programs
HD2941 Relative to certified professional midwives
HD3160 Relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services
HD3217 For legislation to encourage the development of clean energy security, energy diversity and economic growth
HD3241 Relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances
HD3282 For legislation to provide for paid family leave within a new temporary disability insurance program
HD3335 For legislation to designate the clean energy technology center in the city of New Bedford as the New Bedford marine commerce terminal
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
HD3518 Relative to school safety and student success through school-based law enforcement
HD3529 Relative to financial literacy programs in schools

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator

Education & Public Service

  • Monsignor James Coyle High School
  • University Massachusetts at Dartmouth, B.A. '75
  • Suffolk University, M.P.A.
  • Providence College M.A.
  • New Bedford City Council (1984-1989, President 1987); New Bedford Planning Board (1984-1986)
  • Democratic City Committee (1976-present)
  • Mass. House (1989-present)
  • Democratic State Committeeman (2004-present)
Eleventh Bristol, Consisting of Acushnet; New Bedford: Ward 1: Precincts A, B, C, Ward 2, Ward 3: Precincts B, C