Brian A. Joyce Assistant Majority Leader

D Milton
Brian A. Joyce

Addresses

State House
Room 320
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-1643
Fax: 617-722-1522
Email: Brian.Joyce@masenate.gov
Bill Docket Bill Title
SD41 For legislation relative to Medicaid eligibility for seniors.
SD42 For legislation relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility.
SD47 For legislation relative to spouses as caregivers.
SD49 For legislation to increase health insurer reporting transparency.
SD95 For legislation to promote employment
SD162 For legislation relative to the practice of athletic training
SD194 For legislation to establish a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change
SD222 For legislation to establish a special commission relative to digital textbooks
SD229 Lfor legislation relative to recycling
SD269 For legislation to provide access to full spectrum addiction treatment services
SD273 For legislation to protect vulnerable road users
SD284 For legislation to protect bicyclists in bicycle lanes
SD303 For legislation to promote livable communities and zoning reform act.
SD329 For legislation to promote access to accurate medical information
SD407 For legislation to provide access to patient protection services for all Massachusetts citizens
SD430 For legislation relative to early education funding
SD435 For legislation to create a transitional aid to families with dependent children career pathways trust fund
SD447 For legislation to enhance the enforcement of illegal hunting practices.
SD469 For legislation to establish a special commission to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies, programs, and services
SD480 For legislation to eliminate the tax deduction for direct-to-consumer pharmaceutical marketing.
SD492 For legislation to repeal the property tax exemption for Massport lessees.
SD494 For legislation relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts.
SD496 For legislation relative to employee benefits reporting.
SD506 For legislation relative to transparency for mental health parity.
SD628 For legislation to promote the accessibility, quality and continuity of care for consumers of behavioral health, substance use disorder and mental health services.
SD640 For legislation relative to IT procurement and management in the Commonwealth.
SD648 For legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking.
SD670 For legislation to sustain community preservation revenue
SD673 For legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability
SD714 For legislation to create a maximum allowable check-cashing rate
SD720 For legislation to provide immediate childcare assistance to homeless families.
SD808 For legislation relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse by expanding SBIRT
SD809 For legislation relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements
SD824 For legislation relative to the pooling of tips.
SD848 For legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles
SD894 For legislation to require health care coverage for the emergency psychiatric services
SD908 For legislation to provide more timely treatment of inpatient mental health care
SD927 For legislation relative to providing health insurance coverage for cochlear and auditory osseointegrated implants in children.
SD944 For legislation to improve access to child and adolescent mental health services
SD971 For legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal lighting plants
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
SD1021 For legislation to protect access to confidential healthcare.
SD1026 For legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information.
SD1028 For legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft
SD1146 For legislation relative to alternatives to foreclosure
SD1189 For legislation relative to women’s health and economic equity
SD1200 For legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors
SD1250 For legislation relative to an employee protection act.
SD1378 For legislation relative to protecting consumers of gas and electricity from paying for leaked and unaccounted for gas
SD1431 For legislation to establish a student tuition recovery fund.
SD1441 For legislation to stabilize the commonwealth’s nursing facilities.
SD1453 For legislation to continue care for families enrolled in MassHealth.
SD1487 For legislation to create higher education opportunities for students with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
SD1489 For legislation to expand inclusive transition programs for students with severe disabilities.
SD1499 For legislation relative to home care services.
SD1503 For legislation relative to essential health benefits.
SD1510 For legislation to increase container recycling in the Commonwealth.
SD1579 For legislation to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
SD1583 For legislation to address the special education needs of children with dyslexia
SD1601 For legislation to ensure continued health insurance coverage for children
SD1604 For legislation relative to services for individuals with autism spectrum disorder
SD1606 For legislation to establish a discretionary grant program for students with autism
SD1613 For legislation to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with federal law meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
SD1614 For legislation to exempt certain farmers' markets from certain property taxes.
SD1616 For legislation relative to net metering, community shared solar and energy storage
SD1626 For legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities.
SD1629 For legislation to provide equal access to medical treatments essential for people with autism.
SD1639 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
SD1654 For legislation to promote efficiency and transparency in economic development
SD1658 For legislation relative to transparency of economic development spending
SD1728 For legislation to the protect persons with a disability.
SD1735 For legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles.
SD1738 For legislation relative to plastic bag reduction
SD1749 For legislation to improve educational outcomes for children in the Commonwealth from birth through school age.
SD1769 For legislation relative to family financial protection.
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
SD1792 For legislation relative to directing the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority to install sound barriers in Quincy and Braintree.
SD1804 For legislation to promote zero net-energy buildings in the Commonwealth
HD3265 An Act relative to the MassPort citizen advisory group
H.50 HD2410 By Mr. Cullinane of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 50) of Daniel Cullinane and Brian A. Joyce for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for David Ogar, an employee of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. Temporary committee on House Rules.
H.112 HD2477 By Representative O'Day of West Boylston and Senator Tarr, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 112) of James J. O'Day, Bruce E. Tarr and others relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.657 HD2568 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 657) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others for legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.675 HD2247 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 675) of William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce relative to the siting of facilities dealing with refuse. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.696 HD1571 By Representative Kaufman of Lexington and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 696) of Jay R. Kaufman, Kenneth J. Donnelly and others for legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.738 HD201 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 738) of Denise Provost and others that the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health develop health risk assessment guidelines of proposed school construction sites . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.785 HD788 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 785) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment. Financial Services.
H.786 HD789 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 786) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.787 HD804 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Donnelly, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 787) of Ruth B. Balser, Kenneth J. Donnelly and others for legislation to require health care coverage for emergency psychiatric services. Financial Services.
H.788 HD824 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 788) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the disclosure of certain data by behavioral health management firms and other third party administrators. Financial Services.
H.789 HD826 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Lewis, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 789) of Ruth B. Balser, Jason M. Lewis and others for legislation to require coverage for community and home-based behavioral health care services for certain children and adolescents with mental health disorders. Financial Services.
H.790 HD1841 By Ms. Barber of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 790) of Christine P. Barber and others to improve efficiency and coordination of health through a new division of health insurance. Financial Services.
H.874 HD2873 By Mr. Howitt of Seekonk, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 874) of Steven S. Howitt and others relative to insurance points surcharges. Financial Services.
H.901 HD469 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 901) of David Paul Linsky and others relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage. Financial Services.
H.925 HD2480 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 925) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to limit retroactive denials of health insurance claims for mental health and substance abuse services. Financial Services.
H.1009 HD2589 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1009) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to provide for primary and preventative health care services for certain children in the Commonwealth. Health Care Financing.
H.1197 HD211 By Representative Brady of Brockton and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1197) of Michael D. Brady and others for legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property. The Judiciary.
H.1235 HD1846 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1235) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century. The Judiciary.
H.1245 HD1431 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1245) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to parent-child privilege in delinquency or youthful offender proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.1370 HD241 By Mr. Heroux of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1370) of Paul R. Heroux and others relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings. The Judiciary.
H.1493 HD2587 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1493) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder. The Judiciary.
H.1740 HD2522 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1740) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation to require business owners to notify employees of their eligibility to purchase or bid on said business prior to transfers of the business. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1784 HD822 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1784) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to payments for psychological services provided by MassHealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1785 HD1016 By Representative Balser of Newton and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1785) of Ruth B. Balser, Jennifer L. Flanagan and others that the Department of Mental Health operate a statewide program to provide mental health consultations to primary care physicians, pediatricians, nurse practitioners and providers of women who suffer from post-partum depression. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1795 HD1060 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1795) of Kay Khan and others relative to the determination of medically necessary services for mental health treatment. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1796 HD1839 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1796) of Kay Khan and others relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse through the use of public and private school screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment techniques. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1798 HD2108 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1798) of Kay Khan and others relative to juvenile mental health and substance abuse. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1804 HD1393 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1804) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to mental health services for children. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1807 HD1421 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1807) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others for legislation to include behavioral health managers in the oversight jurisdiction of the Health Policy Commission. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1808 HD1424 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1808) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to access to behavioral health services for persons enrolled in MassHealth public health insurance programs. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1812 HD2470 By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1812) of James J. O'Day and others for legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1814 HD2980 By Ms. Provost of Somerville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1814) of Denise Provost and others relative to the rights of persons receiving services through the Department of Mental Health. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1831 HD1503 By Mr. Day of Stoneham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1831) of Michael S. Day and others for legislation to enhance municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1881 HD2120 By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1881) of Cory Atkins and others for legislation to include private schools and charter schools in the interscholastic athletic head injury safety training program. Public Health.
H.1953 HD1557 By Messrs. Galvin of Canton and Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1953) of William C. Galvin, Louis L. Kafka and others relative to patient information regarding reconstructive surgery. Public Health.
H.1975 HD1526 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1975) of Jonathan Hecht and others relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers. Public Health.
H.2010 HD1416 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2010) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to the health care of minors. 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.2066 HD1535 By Representative Smizik of Brookline and Senator Barrett, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2066) of Frank I. Smizik, Michael J. Barrett and others relative to prohibiting the dispensing of food in disposable food service containers made from polystyrene or from expanded polystyrene. Public Health.
H.2067 HD2743 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2067) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products. Public Health.
H.2068 HD2758 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2068) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to disclosure requirements for dry cleaners using toxic chemicals. Public Health.
H.2130 HD2241 By Messrs. Galvin of Canton and Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2130) of William C. Galvin, Louis L. Kafka and Brian A. Joyce relative to audio recording of taser use by municipal law enforcement officers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.2293 HD1506 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2293) of William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce authorizing and directing the Teachers Retirement Board to permit Henry McDeed to elect into the alternative superannuation retirement benefit program. Public Service.
H.2294 HD1548 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2294) of William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce relative to retired capitol police officers disabled in the performance of duty. Public Service.
H.2295 HD1551 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2295) of William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce relative to retired capitol police officers disabled in the performance of duty. 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.2726 HD1871 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2726) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to state contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2739 HD1507 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2739) of William C. Galvin and others relative to designating the Massachusetts Hospital School as the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2747 HD1519 By Mr. Gordon of Bedford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2747) of Kenneth I. Gordon and others for the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting aside the month of May as the official month of kindness. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2782 HD63 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2782) of Timothy R. Madden and others for legislation to designate the month of October as Farm to School Month in the Commonwealth and to strategize opportunities to spread farm-to-school programs statewide. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2882 HD389 By Mr. Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2882) of Jonathan Hecht and others for legislation to establish a double pole advisory council to recommend rules and regulations to reduce the use of double utility poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2911 HD2050 By Mr. Smizik of Brookline, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2911) of Frank I. Smizik and others relative to net metering by utility companies. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2957 HD2277 By Mr. Calter of Kingston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2957) of Thomas J. Calter and others for legislation to insure the proper maintenance of roads, bridges and other amenities that are privately owned. Transportation.
H.3025 HD3131 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3025) of Louis L. Kafka and others providing for an investigation and study to identify existing structural or policy-based impediments to delivering a more comprehensive and efficient transportation system for the senior, disabled, and veteran populations. Transportation.
H.3085 HD584 By Messrs. Smizik of Brookline and Hecht of Watertown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3085) of Frank I. Smizik and others for legislation to creates incentives to help promote the adoption of electric vehicles. Transportation.
H.3105 HD3065 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3105) of Walter F. Timilty, Angelo M. Scaccia and Brian A. Joyce relative to the use of the Neponset Valley Parkway in the town of Milton. 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.3217 HD704 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3217) of Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Stoughton be authorized grant six additional licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3221 HD1902 By Ms. Benson of Lunenburg, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3221) of Jennifer E. Benson and others relative to school nutrition. Education.
H.3234 HD1554 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3234) of William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Canton be authorized to hold their annual municipal election on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. Election Laws. [Local Approval Received.]
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.3242 HD369 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Smola of Warren, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3242) of Ellen Story and others relative to the labeling of genetically engineered food. 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.3268 HD705 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3268) of Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Stoughton be authorized to adjust the interest rate on sewer assessments. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3280 HD703 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3280) of Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Stoughton be authorized to exempt certain department of public works employees, in said town, from the civil service law. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.]

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.

Senator Joyce currently serves as Assistant Majority Leader of the Senate. In addition, he is the Chair of the Senate Committee on Bills in Third Reading, 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.