Bill Docket Bill Title
SD47 For legislation relative to spouses as caregivers.
HD124 Relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court
SD140 For legislation to promote transparency in local government.
SD190 For legislation relative to the treatment of elephants
SD210 For legislation to clarify condominium priority liens
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
SD307 For legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors.
SD311 For legislation to remove the restrictions on the licenses of nurse practitioners and certified registered nurse anesthetists as recommended by the Institute of Medicine and the Federal Trade Commission
SD315 For legislation relative to employees social media privacy protection.
SD317 For legislation to promote the planning and development of sustainable communities
SD332 For legislation relative to physical education in public schools
SD336 For legislation relative to GIC dental and vision benefits for municipal employees.
HD347 Relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases
HD369 An Act establishing the genetic engineering transparency food and seed labeling act
SD398 For legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity.
SD466 For legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts.
HD469 Relative to Lyme disease treatment health insurance coverage
HD497 Relative to the care of animals in cities and towns
SD542 For legislation relative to the re-homing of children
SD557 For legislation to improve the children's medical security program and simplifying the administration process
HD567 For legislation to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
HD609 Relative to secondary metals dealings
HD613 Relative to angel investor tax credits
SD648 For legislation relative to ivory and rhino horn trafficking.
SD664 For legislation to establish the special commission on local and regional public health.
HD677 For legislation to support schools and communities to increase opportunities for physical activity
HD682 Relative to liability for the medical costs incurred by public health volunteer responders
SD707 For legislation to promote purchasing from social enterprises by governmental bodies
SD718 For legislation to eliminate age discrimination in the MassHealth program
SD720 For legislation to provide immediate childcare assistance to homeless families.
HD764 For legislation to prohibit discrimination in the issuance of group or individual disability, accident or sickness insurance policies
SD765 For legislation relative to the compostion of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
SD771 For legislation relative to CARE
HD789 Relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies
SD808 For legislation relative to preventing adolescent substance abuse by expanding SBIRT
HD822 Relative to payments for psychological services provided by MassHealth
HD826 For legislation to require coverage for community and home-based behavioral health care services for certain children and adolescents with mental health disorders
HD864 Relative to clarifying a designated offense under the wire interception law
SD898 For legislation relative to Option (d) beneficiaries
SD902 For legislation to protect abandoned animals in vacant properties.
SD924 For legislation to ensure healthcare coverage for youth who have aged-out of the department of children and families.
SD969 For legislation relative to preserving public safety and preventing trespassing on state highways
SD974 For legislation to protect animals during pet sales.
HD975 Relative to youth substance abuse needs
SD985 For legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
SD987 For legislation relative to financial literacy in schools
SD1012 For legislation to promote global trade and economic development through dual language and bi-literacy
SD1016 For legislation to promote higher education among employees of human services provider organizations
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
SD1017 For legislation to transfer funding for recovery high school summer programming
SD1028 For legislation to protect the Commonwealth's residents from identity theft
HD1041 Relative to access to health insurance for human service providers and their employees
HD1053 For legislation to create a scholarship fund to further the study of developmental disabilities
SD1066 For legislation relative to geography education
SD1072 For legislation to accelerate student success through expanded learning time
HD1119 For legislation to establish a student loan repayment pilot program to be administered by the Board of Higher Education for licensed social workers
SD1131 For legislation to create patient choice and education in the dispensing of opiate drugs.
SD1143 For legislation to stop educator sexual abuse, misconduct and exploitation
SD1149 For legislation relative to governmental and charitable tort liability
SD1200 For legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors
HD1220 That the Division of Medical Assistance provide coverage for residential habilitation services for individuals age sixty or older
HD1236 Relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage
HD1241 Relative to emergency hotel or motel housing requirements
SD1273 For legislation to protect temporary workers’ unemployment benefits
HD1322 For legislation to exempt employees of a public school districts from fees associated with background checks
HD1327 Relative to the reduction of medication waste
SD1355 For legislation relative to the Architectural Access Board.
SD1362 For legislation relative to student sex education.
SD1363 For legislation to establish a health incentives program.
SD1377 For legislation to improve the accessibility and affordability of naloxone and other pharmaceutical drugs of public health concern
SD1381 For legislation to prevent prescription drug abuse by closing the pharmacy shopping loophole
HD1393 Relative to mental health services for children
SD1399 For legislation to promote high-tech job growth in gateway cities
HD1412 Relative to the prevention and elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression within the Department of Elder Affairs.
HD1416 Relative to the health care of minors
HD1424 Relative to access to behavioral health services for persons enrolled in MassHealth public health insurance programs
HD1425 For legislation to direct the Division of Medical Assistance to provide coverage for the treatment of opioid dependence
SD1436 For legislation to create a rights of victims of sexual assault task force.
SD1441 For legislation to stabilize the commonwealth’s nursing facilities.
SD1453 For legislation to continue care for families enrolled in MassHealth.
HD1467 Relative to promoting child development and school-readiness
SD1470 For legislation to create a means for tracking the unmet need of individuals with developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
HD1471 Relative to providing a public education system of sufficient quality
HD1481 For legislation to ensure that students with disabilities have an opportunity to participate in physical education
SD1482 For legislation to create a scholarship fund to increase the number of medical providers who are knowledgeable in autism.
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.
SD1530 For legislation relative to the enhanced management of early childhood caries among MassHealth patients
SD1554 For legislation relative to improving graduation rates at public colleges and universities
SD1555 For legislation relative to Massachusetts high school diplomas
SD1579 For legislation to support individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
SD1583 For legislation to address the special education needs of children with dyslexia
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
SD1607 For legislation to improve augmentative and alternative communication opportunities for children with disabilities
SD1608 For legislation to increase current medical providers' knowledge about autism in order to improve the treatment individuals with autism receive in medical settings
SD1613 For legislation to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with federal law meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act
SD1617 For legislation to promote housing creation for persons with disabilities
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.
SD1632 For legislation to increase parental awareness of opiate abuse risks
SD1636 For legislation to reinvest savings for the financial health of the human service system
SD1639 For legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities
SD1648 For legislation related to unfunded mandates on public schools
SD1650 For legislation relative to high volume and high risk prescriptions
HD1677 For legislation to establish a Diabetes state action plan
HD1704 For legislation to establish a Commonwealth underutilized building repair fund within the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency
HD1727 Relative to authorizing the Commissioner of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance to convey certain land containing the Salem Superior Courthouse and County Commissioners Building to the Salem Redevelopment Authority
SD1728 For legislation to the protect persons with a disability.
SD1735 For legislation to protect health and safety of animals in vehicles.
SD1739 For legislation relative to responsible stewardship by drug manufacturers.
SD1749 For legislation to improve educational outcomes for children in the Commonwealth from birth through school age.
HD1763 Relative to an easement for access to property in the city of Salem
HD1769 Relative to HIV-associated lipodystrophy treatment
SD1779 For legislation relative to universal pre-kindergarten access.
SD1785 For legislation relative to the safety and reclamation of quarries.
SD1790 For legislation relative to cognitive rehabilitation.
SD1821 For legislation to provide child exploitation awareness education.
SD1878 For legislation relative to private right of action to preserve public safety
HD1893 Relative to rendering the criminal and civil justice systems accessible to victims of sexual violence
HD1946 For legislation to create a loan repayment program for direct care human service workers
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
HD1995 Relative to rates of compensation payable to counsel
HD2069 For legislation to authorize certain veterans to use facilities of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities without cost to such veterans
HD2074 Relative to providing for additional justices of the peace
HD2076 Relative to voting overseas
HD2077 That the word “veteran” be added to ballots of candidates who have honorably served in the armed forces
HD2118 For legislation to increase the fines for failure to wear a seat belt
HD2230 Relative to certain habitual offenders
HD2237 That the Department of Housing and Community Development allow preference to veterans from other community over a local residents
HD2238 For legislation to exempt certain persons who are part of the curatorship program within state parks from paying real estate property taxes
HD2240 Relative to notices to notaries public and justices of the peace prior to the expiration of their commissions
HD2250 For legislation to allow veterans living in housing authorities to deduct the cost of traveling for medical purposes from the income total assessed by said authority
HD2254 Relative to accessible electronic information technology for persons with disabilities
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2477 Relative to protecting Department of Children and Families social workers’ home addresses
HD2492 That the Highway Department create a timeline for interchange improvements along Route 128 from the city of Peabody to the town of Gloucester
HD2584 Relative to motor vehicle license suspension record privacy
HD2586 For legislation to regulate the use of credit reports by employers and prospective employers
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.
HD2678 Relative to the crime of intentionally obstructing vehicular of pedestrian traffic upon a public way
HD2722 For legislation to provide tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic properties for mixed commercial and residential uses
HD2741 For legislation to provide emergency aid to certain elderly and disabled residents
HD2788 Relative to manslaughter caused while protesting or blocking highway or roadway access
HD2789 Relative to state retirement and pensions
HD2818 Relative to administering the medical assistance programs
HD2844 For legislation to increase participation in early childhood care settings
HD2879 For legislation to establish a commission to study veterans transportation issues
HD2991 Relative to children's interests in cases of abuse or neglect resulting in judicial proceedings
HD3072 Relative to gender identity and access to public accommodations
HD3210 For legislation to require the disclosure to parents of standardized student assessments from kindergarten through twelfth grade
HD3241 Relative to electronic prescribing of opiates and other controlled substances
HD3279 An Act relative to the veteran allowance for public retirees
HD3419 For legislation to further regulate vendors providing emergency housing assistance
HD3428 For legislation to prohibit the use of certain hotels and motels in connection with the Emergency Housing Assistance Program
HD3449 For legislation to designate June sixteenth as domestic workers’ rights day
HD3463 Relative to transparency and accountability for Boston's 2024 Olympic bid
HD3493 For legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services

Senator Joan Lovely is in her second term as state Senator for the Second Essex District, comprised of Beverly, Danvers, Peabody, Salem and Topsfield. Senator Lovely has been serving in the Massachusetts Senate since January 2013.

In her first term, Senator Lovely served as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse, the Senate Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Veterans and Federal Affairs, and served on five additional joint committees. Also, Senator Lovely was appointed to the Senate Special Committee to Study the Application of Section 35 and Drug Addiction Treatment Options and the Massachusetts Special Legislative Commission on Postpartum Depression.

Prior to joining the Legislature, Senator Lovely served on the Salem City Council for over 15 years. She served as President of the City Council in 2001 and in 2012. Senator Lovely immersed herself in the Council’s work while serving as chairwoman of the Committee on Administration and Finance, the Committee on Ordinances, Licenses, and Legal Affairs, and the Committee on Community and Economic Development. Senator Lovely also acted as the Council’s liaison to the Board of Directors for the Salem Council on Aging and to the city’s Commission on Disabilities. Her years of experience on the ground level of government have given the Senator a deep appreciation for the complexity and significance of government on the state level.

In addition to her career in public service, Senator Lovely is particularly proud to have volunteered for many years as a literacy buddy for children between grades one and four in the Salem public schools.

Personal Information

Profession: Attorney
Spouse: Stephen
Children: 3
Pets: Maddie the Yellow Lab, Moe the Cat, Freddie the Parrot, and 7 Call Ducks
Interests: Boating, gardening

Career Highlights

  • Attorney, Lovely Law Group
  • Salem City Council, 1998-2012
  • President, Salem City Council, 2001, 2012

Education & Public Service

  • J.D., Massachusetts School of Law, 2009
  • B.S., Salem State University, 2006
  • A.A.S., Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute, 1978
  • Beverly High School, 1976
Second Essex -- Consisting of the cities of Beverly, Peabody and Salem and the towns of Danvers and Topsfield in the county of Essex.