Sen. Comerford’s 2021-2022 Senate Session Votes

Date Roll Call Description of Vote Comerford Vote Vote Outcome
1/6/2021 1 Election of President of the Senate Spilka Spilka 37-3
2/11/2021 2 Senate Rules: Receiving appropriations recommendations NO Failed 4-34
2/11/2021 3 Senate Rules: calendar availability NO Failed 6-34
2/11/2021 4 Senate Rules: Going past 10 pm NO Failed 6-34
2/11/2021 5 Senate Rules: Successive formal sessions NO Failed 6-34
2/11/2021 6 Senate Rules: Anti-harassment and bystander intervention training NO Failed 10-29
2/11/2021 7 Senate Rules: Amendments to other appropriations bills NO Failed 5-34
2/11/2021 8 Senate Rules: Accessibility YES Passed 39-0
2/11/2021 9 Senate Rules: Supplier diversity YES Passed 39-0
2/11/2021 10 Senate Rules: Consideration of further and redrafted amendments NO Failed 7-32
2/11/2021 11 Senate Rules: Hearings NO Failed 6-33
2/11/2021 12 Senate Rules: Postponements NO Failed 5-34
2/11/2021 13 Senate Rules: Redistricting NO Failed 4-35
2/11/2021 14 Senate Rules: Notice of legislative matters NO Failed 5-34
2/11/2021 15 Senate Rules: New items on calendar NO Failed 5-34
2/11/2021 16 Joint Rules: Filing of conference committee report NO Failed 6-33
2/11/2021 17 Joint Rules: Public notice for hearings YES Passed 39-0
3/11/2021 18 H.73 (Early voting by mail): Engrossment YES Passed 40-0
3/15/2021 19 S.9 (Climate Change): Adoption of Governor’s Amendment as amended YES Passed 39-1
3/18/2021 20 S.35 (Employers and Workers Relief): Amendment #7 – Expanded Take-out/Delivery Options NO Failed 9-30
3/18/2021 21 S.35 (Employers and Workers Relief): Amendment #8 – Third-Party Delivery Cost Containment for Restaurants NO Failed 8-31
3/18/2021 22 S.35 (Employers and Workers Relief): Amendment #10 – Establishing COVID-19 Nascent Business Relief Fund NO Failed 8-31
3/18/2021 23 S.35 (Employers and Workers Relief): Amendment #3 – Enhancing Penalties for Unemployment Fraud NO Failed 9-31
3/18/2021 24 S.35 (Employers and Workers Relief): Amendment #6 – COVID-19 Unemployment Gap Coverage NO Failed 6-33
3/18/2021 25 S.90 (Employers and Workers Relief): Engrossment YES Passed 40-0
3/25/2021 26 S.90 (Employers and Workers Relief): Enactment YES Passed 40-0
4/29/2021 27 S.2439 (Financing the reconstruction of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke): Amendment #1 – Project Labor Agreement YES Passed 37-3
4/29/2021 28 H.3701 (Financing the reconstruction of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke): Engrossment YES Passed 40-0
5/20/2021 29 H.3702 (COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Unemployment Insurance cost control): Concurring in the House amendment YES Passed 40-0
5/20/2021 30 H.3770 (Financing the reconstruction of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke): Enactment YES Passed 40-0
5/25/2021 31 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 96 – Tax deduction for remote learning NO Failed 5-34
5/25/2021 32 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 112 – Tax deduction for charitable donations of food by farmers NO Failed 6-33
5/26/2021 33 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 207 – Student Loan Bill of Rights YES Passed 39-0
5/26/2021 34 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 373 – Local Public Health YES Passed 39-0
5/26/2021 35 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 380 – Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention and Survivor Services YES Passed 39-0
5/26/2021 36 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 385 – Perinatal-Neonatal Quality Improvement Network of Massachusetts YES Passed 38-1
5/26/2021 37 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 458 – Early Intervention YES Passed 39-0
5/26/2021 38 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 490 – Holyoke Soldiers’ Home Ombudsman YES Passed 39-0
5/26/2021 39 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 577 – Vaccine Equity Benchmark YES Passed 39-0
5/26/2021 40 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 583 – Nursing Home Resident Protection YES Passed 39-0
5/26/2021 41 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 613 – Support for Organizations Facing Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes YES Passed 39-0
5/27/2021 42 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 612 – automated external defibrillators in police vehicles YES Passed 39-0
5/27/2021 43 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 822 – Matched-Savings Programs YES Passed 38-1
5/27/2021 44 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 361 – Addressing Hate Crimes YES Passed 39-0
5/27/2021 45 S.3 (FY 2022 Budget): Amendment 595 – Untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits YES Passed 39-0
5/27/2021 46 H.4001 (FY 2022 Budget): Engrossment YES Passed 40-0
6/9/2021 47 Presence of Quorum Present
6/9/2021 48 S.5 (Fair Share tax on income over $1,000,000 Constitutional Amendment): Advancing to referendum vote YES Passed 149-51
6/24/2021 49 H.3827 (Allocation of federal COVID Response Funds): Governor’s amendment NO Failed 3-36
6/24/2021 50 S.2480 (FY 2022 Supplemental Appropriations): Amendment 8 – Line of Duty Police Deaths YES Passed 40-0
6/24/2021 51 S.2480 (FY 2022 Supplemental Appropriations): Amendment 13 – Report on cost of local compliance with policing reform law YES Failed 9-30
7/1/2021 52 H.3770 (Reconstruction of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke): Override Governor’s veto of section 5 – labor contracts YES Passed 37-3
7/9/2021 53 H.3903 (Local road and bridge funding): Engrossment YES Passed 39-0
7/9/2021 54 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Accept conference report YES Passed 40-0
7/15/2021 55 H.3903 (Local road and bridge funding): Enactment YES Passed 40-0
7/21/2021 56 H.3973 (Fiscal Year 2021 supplemental budget): Accept conference report YES Passed 40-0
7/29/2021 57 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of funds for children’s behavioral health report YES Passed 38-2
7/29/2021 58 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of funds for regional transit authorities YES Passed 40-0
7/29/2021 59 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of provision concerning MBTA climate resilience projects YES Passed 39-1
7/29/2021 60 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of funds for municipal police training YES Passed 40-0
7/29/2021 61 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of provision for COVID safety for prisoners, such as home confinement or medical parole YES Passed 37-3
7/29/2021 62 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of funds for low-income housing YES Passed 39-1
7/29/2021 63 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of funds for emergency shelter YES Passed 38-2
7/29/2021 64 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of funds for services to homeless individuals YES Passed 37-3
7/29/2021 65 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of funds for charter school reimbursements YES Passed 40-0
7/29/2021 66 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of funds for wildlife care YES Passed 37-3
7/29/2021 67 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of funds for environmental justice report YES Passed 38-2
7/29/2021 68 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of funds for review of impacts of glyphosate on environment and public health YES Passed 39-1
7/29/2021 69 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of provision delaying charitable tax deduction YES Passed 34-6
7/29/2021 70 H.4002 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget): Override veto of provision directing analysis of impact of pandemic on children’s behavioral health care YES Passed 39-1
7/29/2021 71 H.4004 (Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Vetoes): Governor’s amendment regarding fund transfer dates NO Failed 3-36
7/29/2021 72 H.4008 (Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Vetoes): Governor’s amendment vetoing repeal of tax expenditures NO Failed 3-36
7/29/2021 73 H.4009 (Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Vetoes): Governor’s amendment regarding taxation of pass-through entities NO Failed 3-36
7/29/2021 74 H.4015 (Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Vetoes): Governor’s amendment regarding grants to regional tourism councils YES Passed 39-0
9/23/2021 75 S.2534 (Healthy Youth Act) Engrossment of legislation providing for comprehensive sex education in public schools YES Passed 38-1
9/23/2021 76 S.2533 (Gender Identification) Engrossment of legislation permitting changing of gender ID, including non-binary option, on a birth certificate and drivers license YES Passed 39-0
9/30/2021 77 H.2189 (Greenfield Land Lease) Enactment of legislation allowing Greenfield YES Passed 38-0
9/30/2021 78 H.4005 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget veto) Override of Governor’s veto of provision prohibiting staffing restrictions at Water Supply Protection Trust YES Passed 35-3
9/30/2021 79 H.4007 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget veto) Override of Governor’s veto of provision to increase hours a retiree collecting a pension may work for a government entity. YES Passed 38-8
9/30/2021 80 H.4008 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget veto): Override of Governor’s veto of provision repealing tax expenditures YES Passed 33-5
9/30/2021 81 H.4009 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget veto): Override of Governor’s veto of provision regarding taxation of pass-through entities YES Passed 35-3
9/30/2021 82 H.4010 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget veto) Override of Governor’s veto of provision banning parking fees on department of conservation and recreation roads YES Passed 37-1
9/30/2021 83 H.4011 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget veto) Override of Governor’s veto of provision eliminating asset test to be eligible for the Emergency Assistance to Elderly, Disabled residents and Children program YES Passed 36-2
9/30/2021 84 H.4012 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget veto) Override of Governor’s veto of provision eliminating asset test to be eligible for the Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children program. YES Passed 37-1
9/30/2021 85 H.4014 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget veto) Override of Governor’s veto of increased operating assistance to regional transit authorities YES Passed 37-1
9/30/2021 86 H.4016 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget veto) Override of Governor’s veto of provision establishing a special legislative commission to study poverty in the Commonwealth YES Passed 36-2
9/30/2021 87 H.4018 (Fiscal Year 2022 budget veto) Override of Governor’s veto of provision establishing a higher education affordability task force YES Passed 38-0
10/6/2021 88 S.2545 (Expand Voter Access) Amendment 42 to eliminate same-day registration NO Failed 3-35
10/6/2021 89 S.2545 (Expand Voter Access) Amendment 17 on ballot dropboxes NO Failed 13-25
10/6/2021 90 S.2545 (Expand Voter Access) Amendment 21 on temporary mail voting status NO Failed 7-31
10/6/2021 91 S.2545 (Expand Voter Access) Amendment 24 on notification of early voting processing YES Passed 38-0
10/6/2021 92 S.2545 (Expand Voter Access) Amendment 35 requiring public awareness campaign on same-day voter registration and expanded mail voting YES Passed 38-0
10/6/2021 93 S.2545 (Expand Voter Access) Amendment 5 to set procedures for submission of applications for, and casting of absentee ballots YES Passed 38-0
10/6/2021 94 S.2545 (Expand Voter Access) Amendment 4 on paid leave for voting NO Failed 12-26
10/6/2021 95 S.2545 (Expand Voter Access) Engrossment of legislation which expands vote by mail and early voting, allows same-day and automatic voter registration, and facilitates jail-based voting. YES Passed 36-3
10/21/2021 96 S.2558 (Military spouse educational licenses) Engrossment of legislation allowing licensed military spouses to qualify for Massachusetts teaching certificates and permitting enrollment of military families in local school districts YES Passed 39-0
10/21/2021 97 S.2557 (Genocide Education) Engrossment of legislation to require that history curricula for middle and high school students include the history, patterns, and underlying prejudices leading to genocide YES Passed 39-0
10/21/2021 98 S.2560 (Senatorial Districts) Engrossment of legislation setting the boundaries for the 40 state senate districts following the 2020 census YES Passed 36-3
11/10/2021 99 S.2564 (ARPA appropriations) Amendment 320 introduced by Senator Comerford to set up structure for state funding for local public health needs YES Passed 37-0
11/10/2021 100 S.2564 (ARPA appropriations) Amendment 1 to transfer additional funds to Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund NO Failed 5-32
11/10/2021 101 S.2564 (ARPA appropriations) Amendment 222 funding behavioral and mental health for students in public higher education YES Passed 37-0
11/10/2021 102 S.2573 (Nero’s law) Engrossment of bill allowing ambulances to transport police dogs injured in the line of duty YES Passed 38-0
11/10/2021 103 S.2564 (ARPA appropriations) Amendment 14 authorizing the Medal of Liberty for those who died as a result of a training accident in the line of duty YES Passed 37-0
11/10/2021 104 S.2564 (ARPA appropriations) Amendment 599 funding Massachusetts Military Support Foundation YES Passed 37-0
11/10/2021 105 S.2564 (ARPA appropriations) Amendment 260 funding Greater Boston Food Bank YES Passed 37-0
11/10/2021 106 On suspending Senate rule to allow meeting past 10 p.m. YES Passed 35-2
11/10/2021 107 S.2564 (ARPA appropriations) Amendment 42 for a two-week sales tax holiday NO Failed 3-34
11/10/2021 108 S.2564 (ARPA appropriations) Amendment 33 setting contracting goals for minority and women business enterprises YES Passed 37-0
11/10/2021 109 S.2564 (ARPA appropriations) Amendment 34 establishing equity and accountability review so that funds are spent in communities that were disproportionally impacted by coronavirus YES Passed 37-0
11/10/2021 110 S.2564 (ARPA appropriations) Engrossment of legislation allocating $3.82 billion of federal COVID relief funds and surplus budget revenue YES Passed 38-0
11/17/2021 111 H.4256 (Congressional redistricting) Engrossment of legislation establishing congressional district boundaries YES Passed 26-13
11/17/2021 112 S.2572 (Mental Health ABC Act) Amendment 26 establishing a crisis hotline center YES Passed 38-0
11/17/2021 113 S.2572 (Mental Health ABC Act) Amendment 51 supporting behavioral health screening for public safety personnel YES Passed 38-0
11/17/2021 114 S.2572 (Mental Health ABC Act) Engrossment of legislation to expand availability of mental health care YES Passed 39-0
11/17/2021 115 H.3178 (Middleton land transfer) Engrossment YES Passed 37-0

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