Read about a few of John’s legislative priorities for the 2019/2020 legislative session below. See the Massachusetts Legislature website for a full list of bills filed this session.
Banning the Sale of Flavored Tobacco Products
The use of e-cigarettes has increased dramatically in the last few years. Like Big Tobacco of old, manufacturers have successfully attracted young people with over 8,000 flavors like mint, menthol, strawberry, and mango. In response to this, especially the concerning increase in the number of teens using e-cigarettes like Juul, John has filed a bill that would limit the sale of flavored tobacco products to adult only smoking bars.
Mental Health and Substance Use
Since his arrival to the Legislature in 2011, John has been one of the leading voices on combating the opioid crisis. Although progress has been made, he knows there is still much work to do. This session, John has filed legislation to help prevent addiction, provide treatment to those suffering, and curb the number of drug related deaths in Massachusetts.
Health Care and Disability Services
Every session, John works on legislation to ensure access to health care for our most vulnerable populations. This includes work on suicide prevention, parity for mental health treatment, greater access to disability services, and better planning and coordination for community health resources.
Working for the Norfolk and Plymouth District
John is always working to make state government more accountable to those it serves. He appreciates the continued engagement from the residents of Quincy, Abington, Braintree, Holbrook, and Rockland, and continues to file legislation aimed at making the Norfolk and Plymouth District an even greater place to call home.