Grafton legislator casts 521 consecutive roll call votes in 2017-2018 session
August 13th 2018 BOSTON – State Representative David K. Muradian, Jr. (R-Grafton), successfully maintained a perfect voting record during the 2017-2018 legislative session, participating in all 521 roll call votes recorded in the House of Representatives between January 25, 2017 and July 31, 2018.
The Grafton legislator cast votes this session on a number of key policy issues, including legislation to expand opioid prevention and treatment options; protect consumers from data security breaches; establish a Municipal Police Training Fund; enhance veterans benefits; and authorize cities and towns to offer a means-tested senior property tax exemption.
Representative Muradian also voted to adopt uniform standards and procedures in the House of Representatives for reporting, investigating, and punishing incidents of sexual harassment. The new rules – which apply to all of the House’s elected members, appointed officers, employees and interns – provide for confidentiality and protections against retaliation for individuals who step forward to report violations.
Another key vote recorded by Representative Muradian this session was for the passage of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which went into effect on April 1 and requires employers to provide reasonable workplace accommodations for expectant and nursing mothers. He also supported increasing the one-time survivor benefit paid to the families of police, firefighters and other public safety officials killed in the line of duty, which was doubled from $150,000 to $300,000 as part of a supplemental budget signed into law in 2017.
Representative Muradian also voted to support reimbursing cities and towns for the costs associated with implementing the state’s early voting law. Over $1 million in reimbursements were delivered to municipalities in March of 2018 to cover the cost of this previously unfunded state mandate.
“Representative Muradian continues to be a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility and accountability to the state’s taxpayers, while also championing the needs of his district,” said House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading). “The residents of the 9th Worcester District are very fortunate to have him representing them on Beacon Hill.”
“It has truly been an honor serving the residents of Grafton, Northbridge and Upton during this Legislative Session,” said Representative Muradian. “I hope this voting record can act as a positive influence on our community, and demonstrate the strong dedication and commitment I have to my constituents. Our district deserves full time representation, and it is truly an honor to be your State Representative.”
A member of the House of Representatives since 2015, Muradian currently serves as a member of the Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government, Joint Committee on Elder Affairs, Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, and the House Committee on Ethics.