Past sessions

29%

2015-2016

Percentage of state legislators who sponsored the bill (58 sponsors)

20%

2013-2014

Percentage of state legislators who sponsored the bill (39 sponsors)

7%

2011-2012

Percentage of state legislators who sponsored the bill (13 sponsors)

2015-2016 legislative session
In January 2015, the bill was filed by lead sponsors Representative Ellen Story (D-Amherst) and Senator Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster) as House Bill 1771. Fifty-six co-sponsors supported the bill thanks to our advocates contacting their legislators directly:

Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston)
Senator Sal N. DiDomenico (D-Everett)
Senator James Eldridge (D-Acton)
Senator Barbara L’Italien (D-Andover)
Senator Jason M. Lewis (D-Winchester)
Senator Thomas McGee (D-Lynn)
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. Gailanne Cariddi (D-North Adams)
Rep. Brendan Crighton (D-Lynn)
Rep. Angelo D’Emilia (D-Bridgewater)
Rep. Marjorie Decker (D-Cambridge)
Rep. Stephen L. DiNatale (D-Fitchburg)
Rep. Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen)
Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead)
Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D-Pittsfield)
Rep. Ann-Margaret Ferrante (D-Gloucester)
Rep. Sean Garballey (D-Arlington)
Rep. Denise Garlick (D-Needham)
Rep. Carlos Gonzalez (D-Springfield)
Rep. Kenneth Gordon (D-Bedford)
Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset)
Rep. Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown)
Rep. Louis Kafka (D-Stoughton)
Rep. Mary Keefe (D-Worcester)
Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton)
Rep. Peter Kocot (D-Northampton)
Rep. Stephen Kulik (D-Worthington)
Rep. Kevin Kuros (R-Uxbridge)
Rep. John Mahoney (D-Worcester)
Rep. Brian Mannal (D-Barnstable)
Rep. Paul Mark (D-Peru)
Rep. Mathew Muratore (R-Plymouth)
Rep. Harold P. Naughton, Jr. (D-Clinton)
Rep. Alice Hanlon Peisch (D-Wellesley)
Rep. Denise Provost (D-Somerville)
Rep. Angelo Puppolo, Jr. (D-Springfield)
Rep. David Rogers (D-Cambridge)
Rep. Byron Rushing (D-Boston)
Rep. Tom Sannicandro (D-Ashland)
Rep. John Scibak (D-South Hadley)
Rep. Alan Silvia (D-Fall River)
Rep. Frank Smizik (D-Brookline)
Rep. Todd Smola (R-Warren)
Rep. Benjamin Swan (D-Springfield)
Rep. Walter F. Timilty (D-Milton)
Rep. Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke)
Rep. David Vieira (R-East Falmouth)
Rep. Chris Walsh (D-Framingham)

On July 21, 2015, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development held a hearing. They listened to testimony about the Healthy Workplace Bill, including an official panel.

On July 30, 2015, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development gave the bill a favorable reading.

On August 10, 2015, the bill moved to a Third Reading in the House.

The legislative session ended at the end of July 2016 with no further progress on the bill.

2013-2014 legislative session
The bill was filed as House Bill 1766 by Rep. Ellen Story (D-Amherst) and co-sponsored by 37 legislators:

Rep. Denise Andrews (D-Orange)
Rep. Brian Ashe (D-Longmeadow)
Rep. Ruth Balser (D-Newton)
Rep. Paul Brodeur (D-Melrose)
Rep. Christine Canavan (D-Brockton)
Rep. Gailanne Cariddi (D-North Adams)
Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz (D-Boston)
Rep. Cheryl Coakley-Rivera (D-Springfield)
Rep. Diana DiZoglio (D-Methuen)
Senator James Eldridge (D-Acton)
Senator Jennifer Flanagan (D-Leominster)
Rep. John Fresolo (D-Worcester)
Rep. Danielle Gregoire (D-Marlborough)
Rep. Patricia Haddad (D-Somerset)
Rep. Jonathan Hecht (D-Watertown)
Rep. Carlos Henriquez (D-Dorchester)
Rep. Russell Holmes (D-Boston)
Rep. Kevin Honan (D-Brighton)
Rep. Lou Kafka (D-Stoughton)
Senator John Keenan (D-Quincy)
Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton)
Rep. Peter Kocot (D-Northampton)
Senator Michael Knapik (R-Westfield)
Rep. John Lawn (D-Watertown)
Rep. John Mahoney (D-Worcester)
Rep. Brian Mannal (D-Barnstable)
Senator Thomas McGee (D-Lynn)
Rep. Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham)
Rep. James O'Day (D-West Boylston)
Rep. Denise Provost (D-Somerville)
Rep. John Scibak (D-South Hadley)
Rep. Carl Sciortino, Jr. (D-Medford)
Rep. Frank Smizik (D-Brookline)
Rep. Theodore Speliotis (D-Danvers)
Rep. Benjamin Swan (D-Springfield)
Rep. Aaron Vega (D-Holyoke)
Senator James Welch (D-West Springfield)

2011-2012 legislative session
The bill was filed by Representative Ellen Story (D-Amherst) and Senator Katherine Clark (D-Melrose) and designated as House Bill Number 2310 and Senate Bill Number 916. Eleven co-sponsors supported the bill this year thanks to our advocates contacting their legislators directly:

Rep. Denise Andrews (D-Orange)
Rep. Nick Collins (D-Boston)
Rep. Gloria L. Fox (D-Roxbury)
Rep. Kevin G. Honan (D-Brighton)
Rep. Louis L. Kafka (D-Stoughton)
Rep. Kay Khan (D-Newton)
Rep. Peter V. Kocot (D-Northampton)
Rep. John W. Scibak (D-South Hadley)
Rep. Frank I. Smizik (D-Brookline)
Rep. Benjamin Swan (D-Springfield)
Rep. Alice K. Wolf (D-Cambridge)

The bill passed out of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development on February 29, 2012 and onto the House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling.
The House Committee on Steering, Policy and Scheduling favorably read out H. 2310 on April 4, 2012 and moved it directly to the House Floor for a second reading.
The House moved the bill onto a third reading on May 30, 2012.

2009-2010 legislative session
Senator Joan M. Menard, a Senate leader, sponsored this bill.