Alan Silvia Representative

D Fall River
Alan Silvia

Addresses

State House
Room 174
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2877
Fax: 617-626-0168
Email: Alan.Silvia@mahouse.gov
District Office
1664 South Main St.
Fall River, MA 02724
Phone: 774-526-1122
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD3914 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to establishing a special commission (including members of the General Court) to make an investigation and study concerning pancreatic cancer. Public Health.
H.93 HD3183 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 93) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to grant certain grandparents the rights and privileges of kinship care. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.116 HD1266 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 116) of Elizabeth A. Poirier, Kimberly N. Ferguson and Alan Silvia relative to continuously monitoring the entrances, exits, and common areas of all facilities operated under the authority of the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Developmental Services. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.253 SD1779 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 253) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Daniel A. Wolf, Benjamin B. Downing, Kevin G. Honan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access. Education.
H.323 HD2128 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 323) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others relative to the implementation of full-day kindergarten. Education.
H.346 HD3549 By Representatives DiZoglio of Methuen and Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 346) of Diana DiZoglio and others for legislation to require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a civic education curriculum to be included within the history and/or social science curriculum. Education.
H.391 HD46 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 391) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to school improvement plans. Education.
H.392 HD71 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 392) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to special education funding. Education.
H.393 HD72 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 393) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities. Education.
H.395 HD576 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 395) of Patricia A. Haddad and Alan Silvia relative to providing feedback on educator certification tests. Education.
H.444 HD757 By Mr. Moran of Lawrence, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 444) of Frank A. Moran and others for legislation to improve public schools and narrow the achievement gap. Education.
H.456 HD2070 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 456) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others for legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts. Education.
H.465 HD1285 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 465) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to the awarding of diplomas for civics education by the Board of Education. Education.
H.521 HD664 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 521) of Jonathan Hecht and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care. Elder Affairs.
H.522 HD3228 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 522) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to prevent and respond to bullying of elderly and disabled residents of public or privately-owned subsidized multifamily housing developments. Elder Affairs.
H.670 HD1583 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 670) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to establishing the Designated Port Area Fund for the improvement of existing commercial and marine industrial infrastructures. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.748 HD842 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 748) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others for legislation to protect the viability of farms and farming in the Commonwealth. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.749 HD1657 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 749) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others relative to buffer zones on land under the agricultural restriction program. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.750 HD3050 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 750) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others relative to loans for failed septic systems. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.751 HD3489 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 751) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others that coastal estuary or embayment watersheds impaired due to nitrogen pollution be deemed to be nitrogen sensitive areas. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.809 HD3282 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 809) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to provide for paid family leave within a new temporary disability insurance program. Financial Services.
H.858 HD2368 By Representatives Garballey of Arlington and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 858) of Sean Garballey and others relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services. Financial Services.
H.868 HD144 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 868) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to include licensed rehabilitation counselors in the definition of licensed mental health professionals. Financial Services.
H.887 HD1824 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 887) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for legislation to provide insurance coverage for certain medically necessary treatment for speech therapy, disease, illness, injury or bodily dysfunction. Financial Services.
H.940 HD3535 By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 940) of Angelo M. Scaccia, William F. Galvin and Alan Silvia for legislation to make technical corrections to the commonwealth's banking laws. Financial Services.
H.960 HD2983 By Ms. Vincent of Revere, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 960) of RoseLee Vincent and others relative to child and adolescent mental health services. Financial Services.
H.988 HD667 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 988) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility. Health Care Financing.
H.989 HD670 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 989) of Denise C. Garlick and others relative to Medicaid expansion. Health Care Financing.
H.1039 HD1067 By Mr. Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1039) of Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to create a fiscal incentive program for veterans to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Higher Education.
H.1041 HD3220 By Representatives Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield and Donahue of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1041) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Daniel M. Donahue and others for legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses. Higher Education.
H.1071 HD3088 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1071) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others relative to higher education capital investment in gateway cities or abutting municipalities. Higher Education.
S.1101 SD836 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1101) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Keiko M. Orrall, Paul A. Schmid, III, Carole A. Fiola and others for legislation to establish the Assawompset pond complex flood management district commission. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1220 HD347 By Mrs. Campbell of Methuen, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1220) of Linda Dean Campbell and others relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases. The Judiciary.
H.1273 HD1323 By Ms. Ehrlich of Marblehead, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1273) of Lori A. Ehrlich and others relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle. The Judiciary.
S.1418 SD259 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1418) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Carolyn C. Dykema and Alan Silvia for legislation to increase the hours of employment of pensioners for services after retirement in the public sector. Public Service.
S.1419 SD260 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1419) of Michael J. Rodrigues and Alan Silvia for legislation relative to the transfer of retireees to a Medicare health plan. Public Service.
H.1427 HD1575 By Ms. Keefe of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1427) of Mary S. Keefe and others for legislation to establish penalties for debarred employers, contractors and subcontractors illegally participating in contracts. The Judiciary.
H.1538 HD1250 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1538) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit partial birth abortions. The Judiciary.
S.1541 SD271 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1541) of Michael J. Rodrigues and Alan Silvia for legislation to promote sales tax fairness for main street retailers through minimum simplification. Revenue.
H.1541 HD1262 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1541) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to information provided to women seeking abortions. The Judiciary.
S.1545 SD828 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1545) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Paul A. Schmid, III, Alan Silvia and Carole A. Fiola for legislation to enhance the creative economy through the tax code. Revenue.
H.1550 HD2185 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1550) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others for legislation to prohibit certain abortions. The Judiciary.
H.1590 HD844 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1590) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others for legislation to impose a penalty for the destruction of crops and agricultural property. The Judiciary.
H.1687 HD1208 By Mr. Brady of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1687) of Michael D. Brady and others relative to health care worker safety. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1714 HD2342 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1714) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others relative to vocational training for the unemployed. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1715 HD2345 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1715) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others relative to temporary workers’ unemployment benefits. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1718 HD3411 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1718) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others for legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1771 HD2072 By Representative Story of Amherst and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1771) of Ellen Story, Jennifer L. Flanagan and others for legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1788 SD667 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1788) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Patricia A. Haddad, Alan Silvia, Carole A. Fiola and others for legislation relative to decommissioning plans for electric generating facilities. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.1792 HD48 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1792) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to creating a difficult to manage unit within the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1793 HD1318 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1793) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1848 HD497 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1848) of Louis L. Kafka and others relative to the care of animals in cities and towns. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1865 HD1367 By Mr. Rogers of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1865) of David M. Rogers and others for legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1932 HD2115 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1932) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to the training of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Public Health.
H.1961 HD687 By Ms. Garlick of Needham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1961) of Denise C. Garlick and others for legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund. Public Health.
H.2029 HD2483 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Joyce, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2029) of James J. O'Day, Brian A. Joyce and others that hospitals provide certain patients in inpatient or observation status oral and written notice of such placement. Public Health.
H.2039 HD1298 By Representatives Poirier of North Attleborough and Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2039) of Elizabeth A. Poirier, John H. Rogers and others for legislation to further define health clinics. Public Health.
H.2064 HD459 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2064) of Frank I. Smizik and others requiring health care coverage for the medically necessary treatment for disease, illness, injury, or bodily dysfunction required by a student's individual educational program. Public Health.
H.2101 HD2617 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2101) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to require seatbelts in school buses. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2124 HD2355 By Mr. Dooley of Norfolk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2124) of Shawn Dooley and others for legislation to require that residential buildings be equipped with propane detection alarms. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2302 HD1967 By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2302) of Sean Garballey and others relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees. Public Service.
H.2374 HD3439 By Mr. Moran of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2374) of Michael J. Moran and others relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services. Public Service.
H.2453 HD2706 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2453) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to provide an income tax deduction for interest paid on certain graduate student loans. Revenue.
H.2503 HD2060 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2503) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities. Revenue.
H.2505 HD1883 By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2505) of Carole A. Fiola and others for the establishment of an economic development tax credit incentive program for the substantial rehabilitation of mill properties. Revenue.
H.2587 HD2943 By Representative Kulik of Worthington and Senator Creem, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2587) of Stephen Kulik, Cynthia Stone Creem and others for legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund. Revenue.
H.2663 HD1282 By Mrs. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2663) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to sales and excise tax exemptions for disabled veterans. Revenue.
H.2679 HD845 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2679) of Paul A. Schmid, III, Alan Silvia and Carole A. Fiola that the Department of Revenue in consultation with the Department of Agricultural Resources provide for an income tax deduction for the purchase of certain water conserving plants and items. Revenue.
H.2748 HD565 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2748) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for legislation to place the department of public utilities within the department of consumer affairs and business regulation. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2752 HD3198 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2752) of Paul R. Heroux and others for legislation to designate New England clam chowder as the official appetizer of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2823 HD847 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2823) of Paul A. Schmid, III, Alan Silvia and Carole A. Fiola for legislation to require landscape sprinkler systems to be constructed with automatic shutoff valves with rain sensor devices. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2881 HD3217 By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2881) of Patricia A. Haddad and others for legislation to encourage the development of clean energy security, energy diversity and economic growth. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2953 HD2278 By Mr. Cabral of New Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2953) of Antonio F. D. Cabral and others for legislation to establish the Massachusetts rail transit fund. Transportation.
H.3084 HD3453 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3084) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others relative to a reduction in fees for motor vehicle veteran registration plates. Transportation.
H.3127 HD1988 By Representative Atkins of Concord and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3127) of Cory Atkins, James B. Eldridge and others for the adoption of resolutions memorializing the Congress of the United States to convene a Constitutional Convention to consider amendments to the Constitution to limit the influence of money in our political system. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3165 HD1522 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3165) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others relative to reimbursements to cities and towns for veterans' benefits' expenditures. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3166 HD2897 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3166) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others that the Division of State Parks and Recreation issue a ParksPass waivers to certain veterans. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3214 HD1887 By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3214) of Carole A. Fiola and others relative to ensuring clarity and truthfulness in direct mailings of travel check vouchers. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.3219 HD1843 By Ms. Ferrante of Gloucester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3219) of Ann-Margaret Ferrante and others for legislation to establish a designated port area community fund. Economic Development and Emerging Technologies.
H.3223 HD358 By Ms. Decker of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3223) of Marjorie C. Decker and others relative to universal full-day kindergarten. Education.
H.3238 HD1867 By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3238) of Carole A. Fiola and others for legislation to establish the Olmsted Park improvement fund. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3252 HD1892 By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3252) of Carole A. Fiola and others relative to criminal record checks for referees. The Judiciary.
H.3296 HD1584 By Mr. Schmid of Westport, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3296) of Paul A. Schmid, III and others relative to the valuation of agricultural land. Revenue.
H.3319 HD1590 By Ms. Farley-Bouvier of Pittsfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3319) of Tricia Farley-Bouvier and others relative to veterans’ agents. Veterans and Federal Affairs.
H.3366 HD3762 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others for legislation to designate the Boston Cream Pie Cupcake as the official cupcake of the Commonwealth. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.3404 HD2382 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3404) of Daniel Cullinane and others for legislation to establish a registry for home care workers. Elder Affairs.
H.3414 HD1897 By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3414) of Carole A. Fiola and others relative to the maintenance and upkeep of the Freetown-Fall River State Forest. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.3485 HD1703 By Mr. Tosado of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3485) of Jose F. Tosado and others for legislation to establish the gateway municipality public safety program. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3487 HD1894 By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3487) of Carole A. Fiola and others for legislation to establish a retirement incentive program for state employees. Public Service.

Alan Silvia, A life- long resident of Fall River. Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, a Master of Science degree from Salve Regina University and he served in South East Asia during the Viet Nam Conflict obtaining an Honorable Discharge from the United States Marines. His law enforcement career is vast, including twenty one years of service as a detective with the Fall River Police Department. During that period he was involved in the investigation of all major crimes including rape, robbery, embezzlement and homicide. In addition, he served several years in the Sexual Abuse Unit where he investigated crimes of violence against children; interviewing, collaborating with state and local agencies, crisis, and intervention and court presentation. He developed and implemented a sexual abuse prevention curriculum within the Fall River School District, (SPEAK Program), and he provided community education in areas of child abuse prevention, rape, elder and substance abuse. His community service affiliations include: City of Fall River Planning Board, (Chairman, Present), South End Neighborhood Assn. (President, Present), Child Protection Council ( Past Board Member),Citizens for Citizens ( Past Board Member),Greater Fall River Alcoholism Council (Past Board Member),Greater New Bedford Coalition of Domestic Violence (Past Member) Kennedy – Donovan Center, Inc. – Human Rights Committee (Past Member).

Personal Information

Profession: Retired Fall River Police Officer
Children: 1
Grandchildren: 3
Religion: Catholic
Pets: 1

Career Highlights

  • USMC, Viet Nam Era Veteran
  • Fall River Police Dept. Major Crimes Detective
  • Vice President Seven Hills Foundation Inc.
  • Executive Director PYCO, Inc.; Small Business Owner

Education & Public Service

  • Salve Regina University, MS
  • Northeastern University, BS
  • BMC Durfee High School , Fall River, Ma.
Seventh Bristol, consisting of Fall River: Ward 1: Precincts B, C, Wards 2, 3, 4, Ward 5: Precinct A.