This legislative session

In early 2017, the bill was filed by lead sponsor Senator Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster) as Senate Bill 1013.

In February 2018, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development gave the bill a favorable reading. It now sits with Senate Ways & Means.

As of March 2018, Senator Paul Feeney (D-Bristol Norfolk) has taken on the bill as a unofficial lead sponsor for the remainder of the legislative session.

Here's who co-sponsored the bill:

Senator Michael Brady (D-Brockton)
Senator William N. Brownsberger (D-Boston)
Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-2nd Suffolk)
Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Middlesex and Suffolk)
Senator Kenneth Donnelly (D-Woburn)
Senator James Eldridge (D-Acton)
Senator Donald F. Humason, Jr. (R-Westfield)
Senator Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover)
Senator Joan B. Lovely (D-Peabody)
Senator Thomas McGee (D-Lynn)
Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Shrewsbury)
Rep. James Arciero (D-Chelmsford)
Rep. Brian Ashe (D-Longmeadow)
Rep. Bruce Ayers (D-Quincy)
Rep. Ruth Balser (D-Newton)
Rep. Christine Barber (D-Somerville)
Rep. Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose)
Rep. Tackey Chan (D-Quincy)
Rep. Brendan P. Crighton (D-Lynn)
Rep. Claire D. Cronin (D-Brockton)
Rep. Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen)
Rep. Daniel Donahue (D-Worcester)
Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead)
Rep. Dylan Fernandes (D-Barnstable)
Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester)
Rep. Solomon Goldstein-Rose (D-Amherst)
Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough)
Rep. Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown)
Rep. Russell E. Holmes (D-Boston)
Rep. Kevin Honan (D-Brighton)
Rep. Louis Kafka (D-Stoughton)
Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton)
Rep. Kevin J. Kuros (R-Uxbridge)
Rep. John Mahoney (D-Worcester)
Rep. Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham)
Rep. James O'Day (D-West Boylston)
Rep. Alice Hanlon Peisch (D-Wellesley)
Rep. Denise Provost (D-Somerville)
Rep. Angelo Puppolo, Jr. (D-Springfield)
Rep. Byron Rushing (D-Boston)
Rep. John Scibak (D-South Hadley)
Rep. Frank Smizik (D-Brookline)
Rep. Steven Ultrino (D-Malden)
Rep. Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke)
Rep. John C. Velis (D-Westfield)
Rep. David Vieira (R-East Falmouth)
Rep. RoseLee Vincent (D-Chelsea)
Rep. Chris Walsh (D-Framingham)
Rep. Jonathan D. Zlotnik (D-Gardner)

These state legislators expressed interest in supporting the bill after the co-sponsor deadline (the hearing):

Senator Harriette Chandler (D-1st Worcester)

Senator Paul Feeney (D-Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth)
Senator Cindy Friedman (D-4th Middlesex)
Rep. Linda Dean Campbell (D-Methuen)
Rep. James Cantwell (D-Marshfield)

Rep. Mike Connolly (D-Cambridge)

Rep. William C. Galvin (D-Canton)
Rep. Sean Garballey (D-Arlington)
Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-Leominster)
Rep. Jay R. Kaufman (D-Lexington)
Rep. Mary Keefe (D-Worcester)
Rep. Alan Silvia (D-Fall River)
Rep. Donald Wong (R-Saugus)

In May 2018, Senator Paul Feeney introduced the legislation as Senate Budget Amendment 23. So far, these Senators have signed onto the amendment:

Senator William N. Brownsberger (D-Boston)
Senator Julian Cyr (D-Cape and Islands)
Senator Sal DiDomenico (D-Middlesex and Suffolk)
Senator James Eldridge (D-Acton)
Senator Ryan Fattman (R-Worcester and Norfolk)
Senator Cindy Friedman (D-4th Middlesex)
Senator Anne Gobi (D-Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex)
Senator Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover)
Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Shrewsbury)
Senator Patrick O'Connor (R-Plymouth and Norfolk)
Senator Walter Timilty (D-Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth)
Senator James T. Welch (D-Hampden)


Here's who has NOT expressed official support for the bill this session. Call them or post on their Facebook walls — asking them if they'll sign onto the workplace anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill, Senate Bill 1013 — if you're in one of these legislator's districts (or post on as many of their walls as you'd like). Report back to us at info@mahealthyworkplace.com if one responds to you with their official support:

Senator Michael J. Barrett (D-3rd Middlesex)
Senator Joseph A. Boncore (D-1st Suffolk and Middlesex)
Senator Nick Collins (D-Boston)
Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-1st Middlesex and Norfolk)
Senator Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn)
Senator Vinny deMacedo (R-Plymouth and Barnstable)
Senator Adam G. Hinds (D-Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin, and Hampden)
Senator Patricia D. Jehlen (D-2nd Middlesex)
Senator John Keenan (D-Norfolk and Plymouth)
Senator Eric Lesser (D-1st Hampden and Hampshire)
Senator Jason Lewis (D-5th Middlesex)
Senator Mark Montigny (D-2nd Bristol and Plymouth)
Senator Kathleen O'Connor Ives (D-1st Essex)
Senator Marc Pacheco (D-1st Plymouth and Bristol)
Senator Michael Rodrigues (D-1st Bristol and Plymouth)
Senator Richard Ross (R-Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex)
Senator Michael F. Rush (D-Norfolk and Suffolk)
Senator Karen Spilka (D-2nd Middlesex and Norfolk)
Senator Bruce Tarr (R-1st Essex and Middlesex)
Senator Dean Tran (R-Worcester and Middlesex)

Rep. Cory Atkins (D-Concord)

Rep. F. Jay Barrows (R-Mansfield)
Rep. Jennifer Benson (D-Lunenburg)
Rep. Donald Berthiaume (R-Barre)
Rep. Nicholas Boldyga (R-Southwick)
Rep. Antonio Cabral (D-New Bedford)
Rep. Dan Cahill (D-Lynn)
Rep. Thomas Calter (D-Kingston)
Rep. Kate Campanale (R-Leicester)
Rep. Evandro Carvalho (D-Uphams Corner, Dorchester, Boston)
Rep. Gerry Cassidy (D-Brockton)
Rep. Nick Collins (D-South Boston, Boston)
Rep. Edward F. Coppinger (D-West Roxbury, Boston)
Rep. William L. Crocker, Jr. (R-Barnstable)
Rep. Dan Cullinane (D-Dorchester, Boston)
Rep. Mark Cusack (D-Braintree)
Rep. Josh S. Cutler (D-Duxbury)
Rep. Michael Day (D-Stoneham)
Rep. Angelo D'Emilia (R-Bridgewater)
Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge)
Rep. David DeCoste (R-Norwell)
Rep. Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop)
Rep. Geoff Diehl (R-Whitman)
Rep. Paul Donato (D-Medford)
Rep. Shawn Dooley (R-Norfolk)
Rep. William Driscoll Jr. (D-Milton)
Rep. Michelle DuBois (D-Brockton)
Rep. Peter Durant (R-Spencer)
Rep. James J. Dwyer (D-Woburn)
Rep. Carolyn Dykema (D-Holliston)
Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield)
Rep. Kimberly Ferguson (R-Holden)
Rep. Michael Finn (D-West Springfield)
Rep. Carole Fiola (D-Fall River)
Rep. Paul Frost (R-Auburn)
Rep. Denise Garlick (D-Needham)
Rep. Colleen Garry (D-Dracut)
Rep. Carmine Gentile (D-Sudbury)
Rep. Susan Williams Gifford (R-Wareham)
Rep. Thomas Golden, Jr. (D-Lowell)
Rep. Carlos Gonzalez (D-Springfield)
Rep. Ken Gordon (D-Bedford)
Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset)
Rep. Sheila Harrington (R-Groton)
Rep. Stephan Hay (D-Fitchburg)
Rep. Paul Heroux (D-Attleboro)
Rep. Bradford Hill (R-Ipswich)

Rep. Kate Hogan (D-Stow)
Rep. Steve Howitt (R-Seekonk)
Rep. Daniel Hunt (D-Savin Hill, Dorchester, Boston)
Rep. Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich)
Rep. Bradley Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading)
Rep. Hannah Kane (R-Shrewsbury)
Rep. James Kelcourse (R-Amesbury)
Rep. Peter Kocot (D-Northampton)
Rep. Robert Koczera (D-New Bedford)
Rep. Stephen Kulik (D-Worthington)
Rep. John J. Lawn (D-Watertown)
Rep. Susannah Whipps Lee (Unenrolled-Athol)
Rep. Jack Patrick Lewis (D-Ashland)
Rep. David Linsky (D-Natick)
Rep. Jay Livingstone (D-Back Bay, Boston)
Rep. Marc Lombardo (R-Billerica)
Rep. James J. Lyons, Jr. (R-Andover)
Rep. Adrian Madaro (D-East Boston, Boston)
Rep. Liz Malia (D-Jamaica Plain, Boston)
Rep. Paul Mark (D-Peru)
Rep. Christopher Markey (D-Dartmouth)
Rep. Ronald Mariano (D-Quincy)
Rep. Juana Matias (D-Lawrence)
Rep. Joe McGonagle (D-Everett)
Rep. Joseph D. McKenna (R-Webster)
Rep. Joan Meschino (D-Hull)
Rep. James Miceli (D-Wilmington)
Rep. Aaron M. Michlewitz (D-North End, Boston)
Rep. Leonard Mirra (R-West Newbury)
Rep. Rady Mom (D-Lowell)
Rep. Frank A. Moran (D-Lawrence)
Rep. Michael Moran (D-Brighton, Boston)
Rep. David Muradian (R-Grafton)
Rep. Matt Muratore (R-Plymouth)
Rep. James Murphy (D-Weymouth)
Rep. Brian Murray (D-Milford)
Rep. David Nangle (D-Lowell)
Rep. Harold Naughton, Jr. (D-Clinton)
Rep. Shaunna O'Connell (R-Taunton)
Rep. Keiko Orrall (R-Lakeville)
Rep. Jerry Parisella (D-Beverly)
Rep. Sarah Peake (D-Provincetown)
Rep. Thomas Petrolati (D-Ludlow)
Rep. William Smitty Pignatelli (D-Lenox)
Rep. Elizabeth Poirier (R-North Attleborough)
Rep. Dave Rogers (D-Cambridge)
Rep. John H. Rogers (D-Norwood)
Rep. Jeffrey N. Roy (D-Franklin)
Rep. Dan Ryan (D-Charlestown, Boston)
Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez (D-Jamaica Plain, Boston)
Rep. Angelo Scaccia (D-Readville, Hyde Park, Boston)
Rep. Paul Schmid (D-Westport)
Rep. Todd Smola (R-Palmer)
Rep. Theodore C. Speliotis (D-Danvers)
Rep. Thomas Stanley (D-Waltham)
Rep. William M. Straus (D-Mattapoisett)
Rep. Jose Tosado (D-Springfield)
Rep. Paul Tucker (D-Salem)
Rep. Chynah Tyler (D-Roxbury, Boston)
Rep. Joseph Wagner (D-Chicopee)
Rep. Thomas Walsh (D-Peabody)
Rep. Tim Whelan (R-Brewster)
Rep. Bud Williams (D-Springfield)