2008 News

See how your Senator voted on S. 2805

07.22.2008

If your Senator voted No, thank him or her for their vote.

If your Senator voted Yes, share with them your frustration.

Below is the list of how your Senator voted on SB2805, a dramatically harmful version of the bill that would allow the state's hospitals to continue the dangerous and deadly status quo and make the situation worse.

Under this legislation, there would be no uniform standard of care and instead, the Department of Public Health would only be in charge of enforcing varying and inadequate standards created by the private sector hospital industry-including the for profit hospitals. Simply put: this bill is a hazardous step backward, and would ensure that current unsafe conditions continue to deteriorate.

Last week, the MNA called upon the State Senate to reject this bill and 13 members of the Senate supported the MNA and voted no on SB2805.

  1. Look and and see how your Senator voted on this legislation and thank him/her that stood up and voted no. We also encourage you to share your disappointment and frustration with your elected officials that voted to support SB2805.
  2. Next, call your State Representative and ask them to reject the Senate version of the Patient Safety Act.

To contact your legislator, call 617.722.2000 or find your elected official online.

SENATE VOTE – JULY 17, 2008
Antonioni –Gardner, Leominster YES
Augustus – Worcester NO
Baddour – Merrimac, North Andover YES
Berry – Beverly, Danvers, Salem, Peabody YES
Brewer – Ashburnham, Barre, Charlton YES
Brown – Attleboro, Wrentham, Needham,Wayland YES
Buoniconti –Agawam, Chicopee,  W.Springfield YES
Candaras – Belchertown, Hampden, Longmeadow, Springfield  YES
Chandler – Berlin, Holden, Paxton, Princeton NO
Creedon – Brockton, Halifax, Hanover, Whitman YES
Creem – Brookline, Newton, Wellesley NO
Downing – Ashfield, Williamsburg, Williamstown YES
Fargo- Chelmsford, Concord, Waltham YES
Galluccio-  Charlestown, Cambridge, Everett NO
Hart – Boston, 1st Suffolk NO
Hedlund – Cohasset, Duxbury, Hingham, Weymouth NO
Jehlen – Medford, Somerville, Woburn NO
Joyce – Avon, Canton, Milton, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton YES
Knapik – Chester, Chicopee, Southwick, Westfield YES
Marzilli – Arlington, Billerica, Burlington, Lexington ABSENT
McGee – Lynn, Marblehead, Nahant, Saugus, Swampscott NO
Menard – Fall River, Lakeville, Somerset, Swansea, Westport YES
Montigny – Achusnet, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Mattapoisett, New Bedford NO
Moore – Bellingham, Blackstone, Douglas, Milford, Sutton, Uxbridge YES
Morrissey – Abington, Braintree, Quincy, Rockland NO
Murray – Bourne, Falmouth, Pembroke, Plymouth, Sandwich ----------
O’Leary – Brewster, Dennis, Chatham, Provincetown NO
Pacheco – Bridgewater, Carver, Middleboro, Taunton ABSENT
Panagiotakos – Dunstable, Groton, Lowell, Tyngsboro, Westford YES
Petruccelli – Cambridge, Revere, Winthrop ABSENT
Resor – Acton, Ayer, Boxboro, Littleton, Shirley, Sudbury, Westboro YES
Rosenberg – Amherst, Greenfield, Hadley, Northampton YES
Spilka – Ashland, Framingham, Franklin, Medway, Natick YES
Tarr- Boxford, Gloucester, Rockport, Wilmington YES
Timilty – Attleboro, Foxboro, Mansfield, Seekonk, Walpole NO
Tisei – Malden, Melrose, Wakefield YES
Tolman – Belmont, Watertown YES
Tucker – Andover, Dracut, Lawrence, Tewksbury YES
Walsh – Dedham, Norwood, Westwood NO
Wilkerson – Boston 2nd Suffolk YES
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