Conflict of Interest Report – Todd Smola


TODD SMOLA (R)

NOTE: As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received $311,755.74 In Campaign Contributions.

(Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)

CONSTRUCTION AND CONTRACTING INDUSTRY

 

Major Contributors

As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received At Least $13,750 From Employees Of Northern Tree Service, A Contracting Firm. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)

As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received At Least $9,000 From Employees Of Northern Construction LLC, A Construction Company. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)

As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received At Least $3,000 From Employees Of Palmer Paving Corporation, A Contracting Firm. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)

Related Legislation Co-Sponsored By Smola

Smola Co-Sponsored H.4056 An Act An Act Establishing A Special Fund To Be Used For The Replanting Of Trees. “By Mr. Ashe of Longmeadow, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Brian M. Ashe and others for legislation to establish a special fund to be used for the replanting of trees in certain storm damaged areas. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.” (Bill S.4056, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 2/6/12)

Smola Co-Sponsored S.795 An Act Protecting Certain Persons Who Render Voluntary Services At The Scene Of A Disaster Or Catastrophe. “By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 795) of Karen E. Spilka, William Smitty Pignatelli, Donald F. Humason, Jr., Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect engineers, architects, environmental professionals, landscape architects, planners, land surveyors, licensed site professionals, and contractors who render voluntary services at the scene of a disaster or catastrophe. The Judiciary.” (Bill S.795, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 1/22/13)

Related Statements By Smola

In 2015, Smola Touted The Release Of $100 Million For Local Transportation Projects, Including Over $1 Million For Communities In His District. “Representative Todd Smola (R

  • Warren) today announced that all towns in the 1st Hampden District will be receiving additional funds for local transportation infrastructure projects. Governor Charlie Baker will be releasing $100 million through Chapter 90 of the 2015 Budget. These funds will be distributed to communities throughout the Commonwealth. Brimfield will receive $142,267. Holland will receive $78,951. Palmer will receive $283,990. Sturbridge will receive $216,406. Wales will receive $53,857. Ware will receive $218,875. Warren will receive $145,411. ‘This is great news for the District and Massachusetts in general,’ said Representative Smola.” (Press Release, “Representative Smola Announces Release of $100 Million For Local Road and Bridge Repairs,” Office Of Rep. Todd Smola, 1/16/15)

LIQUOR AND SPIRITS INDUSTRY

 

Major Contributors

As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received At Least $3,200 From Michael Cimini, President Of Austin Liquors Inc. And Yankee Spirits Inc. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)

Related Legislation Co-Sponsored By Smola

Smola Co-Sponsored H.178 An Act Relative To The Establishment Of A Commission For Fairness In Liquor Licensing. “By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 178) of Shawn Dooley and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to fairness in liquor licensing. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.” (Bill H.178, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 1/20/15)

Smola Co-Sponsored H.1883 An Act Regulating The Direct Shipment Of Wine. “By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1883) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for legislation to regulate the direct shipment of wines. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.” (Bill H.1883, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 1/24/11)

Smola Co-Sponsored S.30 An Act Authorizing The Town Of Sturbridge To Grant 1 Additional License For The Sale Of Wines And Malt Beverages Not To Be Drunk On The Premises. “By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 30) of Anne M. Gobi and Todd M. Smola(by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Sturbridge to issue one additional license for the sale of wine and malt alcoholic beverages not to be drunk on the premises at 178 Main Street. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]” (Bill S.30, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 3/26/15)

HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY

 

Major Contributors

As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received At Least $2,480 From Employees Of Wing Memorial Hospital. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)

 


Related Statements By Smola

In 2014, Smola Announced That A $1 Million Grant Was Awarded To Wing Memorial Hospital And Touted The Impact Of Similar Community Hospitals. “State Representative Todd M. Smola (R-Warren) today announced that the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) has awarded Wing Memorial Hospital $1 million as part of Phase 2 of the Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, and Transformation (CHART) Investment Program. The funding for Wing Memorial Hospital will be used to support a high-risk care team, which will integrate technologies to manage socially and medically complex patients with the goal of reducing acute care utilization. Wing Memorial Hospital will also benefit from a joint hospital funding proposal with Franklin Medical Center and Mary Lane Hospital, which awarded the three hospitals $900,000 to support the enhancement of telehealth services across the system.

This investment is a continuation and expansion of CHART Phase 1 work and will maximize retention of patients in select service lines in inpatient and outpatient settings. ‘The funding presented in the CHART Investment Program is designed to help reduce health care costs in the Commonwealth by strengthening our community hospitals and by better correlating community hospital services and capabilities with the health care needs of the communities they serve,’ said Representative Smola.” (Press Release, “Representative Smola Announces Chart Funding For Wing Memorial Hospital,” Office Of Rep. Todd Smola, 10/23/14)

UNIONS

 

Major Contributors

As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received At Least $1,700 From The MA & Northern Laborers’ District Council Pol Action Committee. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)

As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received At Least $1,000 From The MA Correction Officers Federated Union PAC M.C.O.F.U. PAC. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)

As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received At Least $800 From The Retired Public Employees PAC. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)

As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received At Least $800 From The Massachusetts Environmental Police Officers Association. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)

As Of March 2017, Smola Has Received At Least $500 From The National Association Of Government Employees RI 207. (Massachusetts Office Of Campaign And Political Finance, Accessed 3/7/17)

Related Legislation Sponsored By Smola

Smola Co-Sponsored H.2667 An Act Requiring Government Neutrality In All Public Construction Projects. “By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill,

 


House, No. 2667) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to prohibits the use of ‘union-only’ requirements in public construction projects. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.” (Bill H.2667, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 1/23/17)

Measures Related To Public Safety Employee Unions

Smola Sponsored H.504 An Act Increasing The Penalty For Assault And Battery On A Police Officer. (Bill H.504, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 1/24/11)

Smola Sponsored H.727 An Act Relative To Clarifying The Application Of The Heart Bill. “By Mr. Smola of Palmer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 727) of Todd M. Smola and Bruce E. Tarr that police officers of the Office of Environmental Law Enforcement be included under the heart law.” (Bill H.727, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 1/14/11)

Smola Sponsored H.728 An Act Providing Additional Compensation For State Police. “By Mr. Smola of Palmer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 728) of Todd M. Smola relative to providing additional compensation for members of the State Police. Public Service.” (Bill H.728, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 1/14/11)

Smola Sponsored H.2415 “An Act Relative To The Massachusetts State Retirement System.” “By Mr. Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2415) of Todd

  1. Smola and Shaunna L. O’Connell for legislation to classify municipal police dispatchers and dispatch supervisors in Group 2 of the contributory retirement system for public employees. Public Service.” (Bill H.2415, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 1/20/15)

Measures Related To Retired Public Employees

Smola Sponsored H.166 “An Act Preserving Retired Teachers’ Certification.” “By Mr. Smola of Palmer, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 166) of Todd M. Smola for legislation to provide for the continued certification of teachers upon retirement. Education.” (Bill H.166, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 1/24/11)

Related Legislation Co-Sponsored By Smola

Smola Co-Sponsored H.2465 An Act Relative To Pension Equality. “By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2465) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to pension equity for retirement public employees. Public Service.” (Bill H.2465, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 1/20/11)

Smola Co-Sponsored H.2477 An Act Reforming State Pension. (Bill H.2477, Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, Introduced 1/20/09)

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