Bill Docket Bill Title
S.58 SD515 For legislation relating to anti-human trafficking and protection
S.59 SD1480 For legislation to assist families care for elders
S.89 SD1415 For legislation to strenghten community development in the commonwealth
S.101 SD801 For legislation to provide a tax exemption for certain small businesses
S.136 SD697 For legislation to reduce unwanted communications from creditors to protect the peace and privacy of residents
H.152 HD997 Relative to spouses under the definition of family members serving as paid caregivers
H.154 HD1071 Relative to the humane treatment of disabled persons
H.155 HD1109 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) of services that support individuals with autistic spectrum disorders
H.156 HD1155 Relative to establishing a pilot program for adults with Asperger syndrome and other autism spectrum disorders
H.181 HD2058 Relative to the licensure of behavior analysts
H.182 HD2281 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the use of behavior modification techniques used in the Commonwealth
H.183 HD2294 That the Department of Mental Retardation be authorized to establish Level IV behavioral treatment interventions
S.239 SD873 For legislation to establish a deaf children's bill of rights
S.269 SD1776 For legislation to amend regional school transportation funding
S.275 SD1067 For legislation relative to the special education circuit breaker
S.278 SD1968 For legislation to fulfill the promise of education reform adequate funding for student success
S.318 SD1187 For legislation to prevent falls among older adults
S.328 SD120 For legislation to increase the personal care allowance for long term care residents
H.363 HD1004 Relative to increasing the minimum age for school dropouts
H.364 HD2583 For legislation to establish a bullying prevention and intervention plan for the protection of students in the schools of the Commonwealth
H.398 HD2118 For legislation to provide a bittering agent in engine coolant and antifreeze
H.426 HD3722 For legislation to revise the formula for school funding
S.442 SD1912 For legislation for a healthy Massachusetts: safer alternatives to toxic chemicals
H.460 HD1049 For legislation to provide greater financial cost share of special education to sending districts under the special education circuit breaker
S.462 SD1274 For legislation to establish standards for long term care insurance
H.493 HD3941 Relative to coursework and a practicum for previously licensed special education teachers and rehabilitation counselors
H.496 HD2159 Relative to the education of children who are deaf or hard of hearing
S.543 SD392 For legislation to regard MassHealth applications
S.544 SD393 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth program
H.544 HD3733 For the development and implemention of a statewide silver alert system to be activated on behalf of missing senior citizens
H.548 HD286 That the Department of Elder Affairs be required to establish a program to provide "meals on wheels", so-called, to certain elderly persons
H.549 HD288 That the Department of Elder Affairs be required to provide funding for purchase and installation of computer networks in senior centers
S.549 SD1463 For legislation relative to health care affordability
H.576 HD421 For legislation to provide for the registration of voters on election days
H.603 HD4313 For the development and implemention of a statewide silver alert system to be activated on behalf of missing senior citizens
H.605 HD4249 That the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health develop health risk assessment guidelines of proposed school construction sites
S.680 SD1561 For legislation establishing a temporary workers right to know.
S.684 SD1721 For legislation relative to contract compliance with homeland security
S.745 SD670 For legislation to make technical corrections to chapter 232 of the acts of 1998
S.765 SD1552 For legislation relative to land use.
H.834 HD3214 Relative to establishing standards for restoring and maintaining stream flows, water levels and hydrologic regimes that protect natural aquatic life in rivers and streams
S.842 SD1356 For legislation requiring automated external defibrillators in schools
S.861 SD1222 For legislation to promote healthy alternatives in public school food programs
H.881 HD928 Relative to the coverage of nonprescription enteral formulas
H.888 HD739 Relative to appeals of motor vehicle insurance surcharges
S.897 SD680 For legislation to encourage organ donation
S.949 SD832 For legislation relative to floor finishing products
S.950 SD880 For legislation to establish a primary seat belt law
S.1085 SD1433 For legislation relative to increasing the cost of living adjustment (cola) base
S.1095 SD144 For legislation relative to credible service for school nurses
S.1103 SD284 For legislation relative to teachers' retirement credits for parochial schools
H.1164 HD305 That public school teachers be included in the tuition waiver program for public higher educational institutions
S.1222 SD424 For legislation relative to the cost of living adjustment for public retirees
S.1270 SD1595 For legislation to establish the Lung Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Research Fund
S.1271 SD1634 For legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption
S.1277 SD1766 For legislation relative to tax deductions and credits for costs of higher education
S.1278 SD1169 For legislation to increase the property tax deferral for seniors
S.1290 SD275 For legislation to provide a tax exemption for a taxpayer supporting an elderly relative
S.1291 SD276 For legislation relative to tax credits for prescription drugs
S.1296 SD1342 For legislation relative to tax deductions for contributions to college savings plans
S.1331 SD1932 For legislation to establish the local aidstabilization fund
S.1378 SD128 For legislation to extend the senior circuit breaker tax credit to disabled persons.
S.1432 SD860 For legislation relative to Oversight of Captial Expenditures in the Commonwealth
S.1469 SD1428 For legislation to establish disability history month
S.1527 SD1511 For legislation relative to the establishment of municipal lighting authorities.
H.1527 HD3313 Relative to the registration of deeds and instruments
S.1534 SD309 For legislation to establish a cell phone users bill of rights
S.1611 SD1913 For legislation to prevent harassment
S.1693 SD1627 For legislation to further regulate sex offender registration
H.1728 HD431 Relative to gender based discrimination and hate crimes
S.1745 SD497 For legislation relative to regulation and oversight of public charities
S.1756 SD1240 For legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care
S.1861 SD1757 For legislation relative to the registry of deeds
H.1885 HD4453 (by vote of the town) that the town of Easton be authorized to lease certain conservation land in said town for agricultural purposes and to establish the Tufts Farm maintenance fund
H.2092 HD638 For legislation to promote proper school nutrition
H.2094 HD688 Relative to air quality in schools and public buildings
H.2103 HD1937 For legislation to require automatic external defibrillators in health and wellness facilities operated by certain charitable organizations
H.2116 HD2559 That the Executive Office of Health and Human Services be directed to eliminate disparities in the delivery of health care to certain disabled persons
H.2136 HD1215 For legislation to require external defibrillators in public schools
H.2268 HD1331 Relative to the Bureau of Forest Fire Control within the Division of Forest and Parks
S.2289 SD2408 For legislation to protect children from sexual abuse and exploitation
H.2428 HD2858 Relative to payments to certain retirees for services performed after retirement
H.2429 HD2892 Relative to retired capitol police officers disabled in the performance of duty
H.2430 HD2895 Relative to retired capitol police officers disabled in the performance of duty
H.2431 HD2946 Authorizing and directing the Teachers Retirement Board to permit Henry Mcdeed to elect into the alternative superannuation retirement benefit program
S.2479 SD2349 For legislation relative to the definition of the word attempt on criminal cases
H.2489 HD418 For legislation to expand benefits available to municipalities with membership in the Group Insurance Commission
H.2616 HD2359 Relative to granting civil service preference to the children of Robert Byron for appointment as a fire fighter
H.2619 HD2907 For legislation to grant creditable service in the teachers' retirement system to Patricia A. Fredericksen
H.2740 HD3395 Relative to the granting of an income tax exemption for purchases of long-term care insurance
H.2753 HD2354 Relative to sales and excise tax exemptions for disabled veterans
H.2882 HD1878 For legislation to provide for property tax relief for certain caregivers providing assistance for spouses or dependents
H.2892 HD957 Relative to reducing the property taxes of certain elderly personsns
H.2906 HD2127 For legislation to provide an income tax credit for certain hearing aid expenditures
H.2908 HD2716 Relative to local option tax credits for the cost of purchase and installation of alternative energy
H.2915 HD2699 Relative to increasing the circuit breaker income tax credit for persons sixty-five years of age or older who are owners or tenants of residential property
H.2917 HD2773 For legislation to regulate real estate taxes for certain elderly persons
H.2919 HD2872 Relative to the issuance by cities and towns to elderly persons of previous records of real estate tax payments
H.2920 HD3062 Relative to providing property tax relief for certain caregivers
H.2974 HD917 Relative to designating September as hydrocephalus awareness month
H.2991 HD2483 Relative to bulk purchasing by state agencies
H.3001 HD415 For legislation to promote municipal efficiency and innovation through regional collaboration
H.3046 HD2856 For legislation to require the flag of the Commonwealth to be flown at half-staff annually to honor the victims of the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001
H.3401 HD3174 For legislation to provide tuition and fee waivers for members of the National Guard and veterans
H.3416 HD1391 For legislation to protect the interests and well being of residents in nursing homes, rest homes, and long-term care facilities
H.3417 HD902 For legislation to increase the personal needs allowance for certain elderly and disabled residents residing in licensed medical facilities
H.3452 HD1309 Relative to small business health insurance
H.3605 HD1621 For legislation to provide the granting of tax abatements for certain military personnel
H.3663 HD2810 That housing complexes for elderly persons be required to be equipped with defibrillators
H.3792 HD2742 Relative to veterans burial benefits
H.3803 HD1117 Relative to establishing a three year phase in of transportation costs into the special education circuit breaker.
H.3809 HD984 Relative to insurance coverage for autism
H.3828 HD3688 Relative to the development of school medical emergency response plans by the Department of Education
H.3834 HD1080 For legislation to establish an elderly persons tax relief outreach program for the purposes of assisting elderly residents
H.3844 HD1097 That the Registrar of Motor Vehicles be authorized to issue distinctive registration plates indicating support for an autism trust fund
H.3868 HD4137 Relative to allowing persons to select an option to be removed from telemarketing solicitations
H.3958 HD4135 Relative to making condominium fees tax deductible
H.4004 HD4229 Relative to the classification of sex offenders
H.4079 HD1090 For legislation to reimburse cities and towns for certain special education transportation costs
H.4371 HD4713 (by vote of the town) that the townof Sharon be authorized to grant an additional license for the sale of wine and malt beverages not to be drunk on the premises
H.4468 HD4838 (by vote of the town) that the town of Sharon be authorized to exchange certain land with the Massapoag Sportment's Club
H.4852 HD5087 (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Stoughton to transfer certain excess funds from the public health enterprise fund to the stabilization fund of said town
H.4853 HD5088 (by vote of the town) that the town of Sharon be authorized to exempt the position of deputy chief of police from the civil service law
H.4857 HD5101 Relative to corporate campaign contributions

Senator Brian A. Joyce represents the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth district, which includes Avon, Braintree, Canton, East Bridgewater, Easton, Milton, Randolph, Sharon, Stoughton and West Bridgewater.

He is the Chair of the Special Senate Committee on Government Expenditures, and the Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Redistricting. He is a member of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy as well as the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.

Senator Joyce has a well-deserved reputation for working hard on behalf of the communities he represents and the people he serves. While focusing much of his current efforts on economic expansion initiatives, Senator Joyce’s priorities include: fiscal discipline, job creation, education, housing, public safety, and issues impacting senior citizens and persons with disabilities.

The senator is also involved in a number of charitable and civic associations. He is a member of the HESSCO Elder Services Advisory Council, the Stoughton, Easton and Randolph Chambers of Commerce, the Neponset River Watershed Association, and the League of Women Voters. He is a corporator of Milton Hospital and the Vice President of the Board of Directors of Fuller Village (non-profit senior housing).

Senator Joyce is a practicing attorney who has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He is a graduate of the Boston College School of Management and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Suffolk University Law School where he was an editor of the Law Review.

Senator Joyce and his wife Mary have five children.

Personal Information

Profession: Attorney
Spouse: Mary Joyce
Children: 5

Education & Public Service

  • Milton High School, '80
  • Boston College, B.S. '84
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. (Magna Cum Laude) '90
  • Milton Town Meeting Member; Board of Park Commissioners
  • Democratic Town Committee
  • Mass. House (1997-January 15, 1998)
  • Massachusetts Senate 1998 (to fill vacancy) to present
  • Meeting with local business leaders

  • Visiting elementary students

  • Celebrating Mother’s Day

  • Singing with Council on Aging seniors

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth -- Consisting of the towns of Avon, Braintree, precincts 1, 1A, 2 and 2A, Canton, Milton, Randolph, Sharon, precincts 2 and 3, and Stoughton, all in the county of Norfolk; the town of Easton, precincts 3 to 6, inclusive, in the county of Bristol; and the towns of East Bridgewater, precinct 4, and West Bridgewater in the county of Plymouth.