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.
HD63 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
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
HD201 That the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Public Health develop health risk assessment guidelines of proposed school construction sites
HD211 For legislation to further regulate the reporting requirements of mortgages secured by residential property
SD222 For legislation to establish a special commission relative to digital textbooks
SD229 Lfor legislation relative to recycling
HD241 Relative to prohibiting discrimination against adults with disabilities in family and juvenile court proceedings
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
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
HD389 For legislation to establish a double pole advisory council to recommend rules and regulations to reduce the use of double utility poles
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.
HD459 Requiring health care coverage for the medically necessary treatment for disease, illness, injury, or bodily dysfunction required by a student's individual educational program
SD469 For legislation to establish a special commission to identify opportunities to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of state agencies, programs, and services
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
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.
HD584 For legislation to creates incentives to help promote the adoption of electric vehicles
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
HD703 An Act exempting certain employees of the department of public works in the town of Stoughton from the civil service law
HD704 An Act authorizing the town of Stoughton to grant 6 licenses for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises
HD705 An Act relative to the interest rate on sewer assessments in the town of Stoughton
SD714 For legislation to create a maximum allowable check-cashing rate
SD720 For legislation to provide immediate childcare assistance to homeless families.
HD788 Relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
HD804 For legislation to require health care coverage for emergency psychiatric services
SD808 For legislation relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse by expanding SBIRT
SD809 For legislation relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements
HD822 Relative to payments for psychological services provided by MassHealth
SD824 For legislation relative to the pooling of tips.
HD824 Relative to the disclosure of certain data by behavioral health management firms and other third party administrators
HD826 For legislation to require coverage for community and home-based behavioral health care services for certain children and adolescents with mental health disorders
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
HD1016 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
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
HD1060 Relative to the determination of medically necessary services for mental health treatment
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
HD1393 Relative to mental health services for children
HD1416 Relative to the health care of minors
HD1421 For legislation to include behavioral health managers in the oversight jurisdiction of the Health Policy Commission
HD1424 Relative to access to behavioral health services for persons enrolled in MassHealth public health insurance programs
HD1431 Relative to parent-child privilege in delinquency or youthful offender proceedings
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.
HD1503 For legislation to enhance municipal fiscal stability through a special education stabilization fund
SD1503 For legislation relative to essential health benefits.
HD1506 Authorizing and directing the Teachers Retirement Board to permit Henry Mcdeed to elect into the alternative superannuation retirement benefit program
HD1507 Relative to designating the Massachusetts Hospital School as the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children
SD1510 For legislation to increase container recycling in the Commonwealth.
HD1519 For the annual issuance of a proclamation by the Governor setting aside the month of May as the official month of kindness
HD1526 Relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers
HD1535 Relative to prohibiting the dispensing of food in disposable food service containers made from polystyrene or from expanded polystyrene
HD1548 Relative to retired capitol police officers disabled in the performance of duty
HD1551 Relative to retired capitol police officers disabled in the performance of duty
HD1554 (by vote of the town) to allow for municipal elections in the town of Canton
HD1557 Relative to patient information regarding reconstructive surgery
HD1571 For legislation to establish a process to identify toxic chemical substances used in consumer products
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
HD1839 Relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse through the use of public and private school screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment techniques
HD1841 to improve efficiency and coordination of health through a new division of health insurance
HD1846 For legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century
HD1867 Establishing the Olmsted Park improvement fund
HD1871 Relative to state contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services
HD1892 An Act relative to criminal record checks for referees
HD1902 An Act Relative to Healthy Eating in School Cafeterias
HD1988 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
HD2050 Relative to net metering by utility companies
HD2108 Relative to juvenile mental health and substance abuse
HD2120 For legislation to include private schools and charter schools in the interscholastic athletic head injury safety training program
HD2128 Relative to the implementation of full-day kindergarten
HD2241 Relative to audio recording of taser use by municipal law enforcement officers
HD2247 Relative to the siting of facilities dealing with refuse
HD2277 For legislation to insure the proper maintenance of roads, bridges and other amenities that are privately owned
HD2470 For legislation to promote accessibility and affordability of behavioral health and substance abuse services for recipients of MassHealth
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2480 For legislation to limit retroactive denials of health insurance claims for mental health and substance abuse services
HD2522 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
HD2568 For legislation to establish a sustainable water resource fund to mitigate water shortages
HD2587 Relative to the registered land in the office of an assistant recorder
HD2589 For legislation to provide for primary and preventative health care services for certain children in the Commonwealth.
HD2706 For legislation to provide an income tax deduction for interest paid on certain graduate student loans
HD2743 For legislation to require environmentally safe alternatives to harmful cleaning products
HD2758 For legislation to disclosure requirements for dry cleaners using toxic chemicals
HD2873 Relative to insurance points surcharges
HD2980 Relative to the rights of persons receiving services through the department of mental health
HD3065 Relative to the use of the Neponset Valley Parkway in the town of Milton
HD3131 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
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. Public Service.

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.