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H.159 HD423 For legislation to promote the successful transition of students with disabilities to post-secondary education, employment and independent living
S.188 SD1399 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 188) of Katherine M. Clark, Geraldo Alicea, Jennifer L. Flanagan, Paul Brodeur and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to third grade reading proficiency. Education.
S.313 SD1836 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 313) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Cory Atkins, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Carlo Basile and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish risk-based audits of election results. Election Laws.
S.349 SD518 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 349) of James B. Eldridge, Frank I. Smizik, Stephen Kulik, Patricia D. Jehlen and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to establishing standards for restoring and maintaining stream flows, water levels and hydrologic regimes that protect natural aquatic life in rivers and streams . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.350 SD522 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 350) of James B. Eldridge, Frank I. Smizik, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect the natural and historic resources of the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.353 SD1385 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 353) of James B. Eldridge, Lori A. Ehrlich, Thomas P. Conroy, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to plastic bag reduction. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.355 HD659 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 355) of Tom Sannicandro and others relative to the procurement contracts of state universities. Higher Education.
S.397 SD1411 By Mr. Tolman, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 397) of Naughton, Ashe, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation for a healthy Massachusetts: safer alternatives to toxic chemicals [Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture].
S.665 SD107 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 665) of Gale D. Candaras, Steven M. Walsh, John V. Fernandes, Bruce E. Tarr and other members of the General Court for legislation to reform and improve alimony [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
S.772 SD1488 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by resolution, Senate, No. 772) of James B. Eldridge, Daniel A. Wolf, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Katherine M. Clark and other members of the General Court memoralizing the Congress of the United States to restore free speech. The Judiciary.
H.774 HD896 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 774) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to exempt small charities from taxation on raffle proceeds. Revenue.
H.799 HD187 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 799) of John W. Scibak and others for legislation to provide an income tax credit for certain hearing aid expenditures. Revenue.
S.820 SD31 By Mr. Montigny, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 820) of Mark C. Montigny, Louis L. Kafka, Antonio F. D. Cabral and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to anti-human trafficking and protection [Joint Committee on the Judiciary].
S.833 SD1725 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 833) of Richard T. Moore, James E. Timilty, Robert M. Koczera, Christine E. Canavan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the modernization of optometric patient care. The Judiciary.
S.884 SD956 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 884) of Bruce E. Tarr, Joyce A. Spiliotis, Steven L. Levy, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect children from harm. The Judiciary.
H.888 HD210 By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 888) of William M. Straus and others relative to energy efficiency in construction, renovation or expansion of schools and libraries. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.924 SD1205 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 924) of James B. Eldridge, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish uniform wage compliance and recordkeeping. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1020 SD973 By Mr. Eldridge, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1020) of Wolf, Torrisi, Sullivan and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth [Joint Committee on Municipalities and Regional Government].
S.1079 SD913 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME], a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1079) of [PETITIONERS LIST] for legislation relative to adult dental restoration. Public Health.
S.1206 SD742 By Mr. DiDomenico, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1206) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Frederick E. Berry, Sean Garballey, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the public health through workplace safety for social workers [Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security].
S.1256 SD1131 For legislation relative to regional 911 emergency communication districts
S.1275 SD200 By Ms. Candaras, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1275) of Tarr, Swan, Provost and other members of the General Court for legislation to prohibit state employees from receiving multiple salaries [Joint Committee on Public Service].
S.1306 SD224 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1306) of Stanley, Spiliotis, McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation to increase the cost of living adjustment (cola) base [Joint Committee on Public Service].
H.1393 HD1899 By Representative Forry of Boston and Senator Hart, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1393) of Linda Dorcena Forry, John A. Hart and others for legislation to establish a "right to know" policy for certain temporary employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1404 SD654 By Mr. Tolman, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1404) of Steven A. Tolman, Linda Dorcena Forry, Ellen Story, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to clarify terms of collective bargaining agreements. Public Service.
S.1473 SD124 By Mr. Knapik, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1473) of Michael R. Knapik, James J. Dwyer, Brian A. Joyce and Bruce E. Tarr for legislation relative to tax deductions for contributions to college savings plans. Revenue.
S.1654 SD29 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1654) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Sean Garballey, Katherine M. Clark, George T. Ross and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1740 HD1658 By Representative Donato of Medford and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1740) of Paul J. Donato and others for legislation to designate certain law enforcement records as public records. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1752 HD1819 By Mr. Walsh of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1752) of Martin J. Walsh and others relative to promoting responsible contracting on state construction projects. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1818 SD493 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1818) of John Hart, Jr., James T. Welch, David T. Vieira, James M. Cantwell and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to fuel and shelter benefits for veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
S.1900 SD1948 By Ms. Murray, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1900) of Therese Murray, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Brian A. Joyce, Richard T. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to improve the administration of state government and finance. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.2016 SD2037 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2016) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Michael J. Rodrigues, Cynthia S. Creem, Robert L. Hedlund and other members of the General Court for legislation to further regulate the continuing education requirements for certain real estate appraisers and trainees. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.2027 SD2073 By Mr. Kennedy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2027) of Thomas P. Kennedy, Bruce E. Tarr, Richard T. Moore, Michael R. Knapik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to real estate tax abatements. Revenue.
S.2124 SD2160 By Mr. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12 and Senate Rule 20) (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2124) of Richard T. Moore, Kenneth J. Donnelly, John Hart, Jr., Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to reduction of property tax liability for veterans. Revenue.
S.2409 Senate, July 31, 2012 - Text of the Senate amendment (Senators Brownsberger, Candaras, Chandler, Clark, Ms. Creem, DiDomenico, Donoghue, Joyce, Montigny, Rosenberg, Tarr, Welch, and Wolf ) to the House bill relating to comprehensive protection from childhood sexual abuse (House, No. 4329)
H.2684 HD3194 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2684) of John W. Scibak and others relative to supporting children and parental custody. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.2875 HD1382 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2875) of Denise Provost and others for legislation to further regulate the method of calculating the period of time for employees in filing certain complaints with the Attorney General under the labor relations laws of the Commonwealth. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.3007 HD3079 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3007) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to create an income tax credit for qualified tuition and fees for higher education. Revenue.
H.3326 HD3645 For legislation to authorize the Department of Probation to establish a sick leave bank for David C. Napolitano, an employee of said department
H.3538 HD2144 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3538) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others for legislation to increase funding by the Commonwealth under the education foundation budget for public school districts. Education.
H.3590 HD3891 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3560) of Louis L. Kafka, James E. Timilty and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Sharon be authorized to charge fees for the transportation of students. Education. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3660 HD3932 By [SPONSOR PREFIX] [SPONSOR NAME] of [SPONSOR CITY], a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3660) of [PETITIONERS LIST] (with the approval of the mayor and town council) that the town of Braintree be authorized to enter into certain contracts for the construction and maintenance of a recreational facility in said town. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3709 HD3983 By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford and Senator Rodrigues, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3709) of Robert M. Koczera and others relative to the designation of veterans status on licenses and identification cards issued by the Registry of Motor Vehicles . Transportation.
H.3733 HD4006 For legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Debra Callejas, an employee of the Department of Industrial Accidents
H.3844 HD4123 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Mark Cusack, John F. Keenan and Brian A. Joyce for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Paula Connelly, an employee of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.3962 HD3853 By Ms. Gobi of Spencer, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Anne M. Gobi and others for legislation to require drivers employed by companies transporting students to submit to alcohol and drug testing. Transportation.
H.4103 HD4385 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4103) of William C. Galvin (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the conveyance of a certain parcel of land in the town of Canton. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4163 HD4405 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4163) of Louis L. Kafka, James E. Timilty and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Sharon to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4389 HD4514 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4389) of William C. Galvin, Brian A. Joyce and Michael McHue (by vote of the town) for legislation to create the position of treasure-collector in the town of Avon. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4417 HD4538 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4417) of Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Stoughton be authorized to establish the position of deputy police chief and exempt said position from the provisions of civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4445 HD4505 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4445) of Walter F. Timilty, Linda Dorcena Forry and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Milton be authorized to borrow money for payments of certain medical expenses. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]

Senator Brian A. Joyce currently 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 Senate Chair of the Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, as well as the Senate Vice Chair of the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing and the Financial Services Committee. He is a member of the Senate Committees on Ways and Means, as well as the Joint Committees on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies, and Elder Affairs.

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 serves as the Vice President of the Milton Town Club, is on the Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the HESSCO Elder Services Advisory Council, and is a member of 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, Vice President of the Board of Directors of Fuller Village (non-profit senior housing), and was legislative sponsor of the House of Possibilities, an organization formed to assist mentally challenged persons and their families.

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 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

  • Singing with Council on Aging seniors

  • Celebrating Mother’s Day

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.

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