Bill Docket Bill Title
S.49 Text of amendment number (6) relative to Comprehensive Early Retirement Incentive Program offered by Mr. Rush to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 44)
H.78 HD1834 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 78) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to support the transition to adult services for persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.83 SD1470 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 83) of Barbara L'Italien, John F. Keenan, Sean Garballey, Claire D. Cronin and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a means for tracking the unmet need of individuals with developmental disabilities in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.87 SD1626 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 87) of Barbara L'Italien, Marjorie C. Decker, Michael O. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide equal access to evaluations for children with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.102 SD924 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 102) of Karen E. Spilka, Marjorie C. Decker, Michael J. Barrett, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure healthcare coverage for youth who have aged-out of the department of children and families. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.103 SD984 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 103) of Karen E. Spilka, David M. Nangle, Michelle M. DuBois, Paul R. Heroux and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the office of the child advocate. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
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.
S.144 SD1071 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 144) of James B. Eldridge, Jennifer E. Benson, Michael O. Moore, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide municipal control of liquor licenses. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.265 SD1362 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 265) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Jason M. Lewis, Paul R. Heroux, Stephen Kulik and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to student sex education. Education.
S.268 SD1762 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 268) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Denise Provost, Jason M. Lewis, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to universal early education and full-day kindergarten. Education.
S.279 SD987 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 279) of James B. Eldridge, Chris Walsh, Denise Provost, Aaron Vega and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to financial literacy in schools. Education.
S.326 SD223 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 326) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Denise Provost, Ann-Margaret Ferrante and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a moratorium for charter schools. Education.
S.352 SD1441 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 352) of Harriette L. Chandler, Michael F. Rush, Brian A. Joyce, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to stabilize the commonwealth’s nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.439 SD466 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 439) of Jason M. Lewis, Chris Walsh, Lori A. Ehrlich, Paul R. Heroux and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure continued humane animal care and protect family farms in Massachusetts. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
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.
S.463 SD1056 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 463) of Karen E. Spilka and Lori A. Ehrlich for legislation to ensure microbead-free water. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.502 SD985 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 502) of Anne M. Gobi, Harriette L. Chandler, Marc R. Pacheco, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to Lyme Disease treatment coverage. Financial Services.
S.564 SD1314 By Mr. Barrett, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 564) of Michael J. Barrett, Mary S. Keefe, Jason M. Lewis, John W. Scibak and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission relative to group purchasing of health insurance for private sector human service workers. Health Care Financing.
S.606 SD656 By Mr. Lewis, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 606) of Jason M. Lewis, Chris Walsh, Denise Provost, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to keep people healthy by removing barriers to cost-effective care. Health Care Financing.
S.611 SD1629 By Mrs. L'Italien, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 611) of Barbara L'Italien, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Michelle M. DuBois, Marjorie C. Decker and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide equal access to medical treatments essential for people with autism. Health Care Financing.
H.617 HD900 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 617) of Bruce J. Ayers and others for the establishment of a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the long term management and maintenance of certain harbor islands. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.620 HD1063 By Mr. Ayers of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 620) of Bruce J. Ayers, John F. Keenan and Tackey Chan relative to authorizing and directing the Division of Waterways to dredge the harbor area surrounding the Squantum Yacht Club and Wollaston Yacht Club in Quincy. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.637 HD1311 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 637) of Tackey Chan and John F. Keenan for legislation to require the dredging of the harbor area surrounding Houghs Neck in the city of Quincy. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.719 HD3407 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 719) of Ronald Mariano and John F. Keenan for legislation to permit reviews by the Department of Environmental Protection of the financial assurance mechanisms concerning former landfill sites subject to post-closure requirements. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.723 SD39 By Mr. Wolf, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 723) of Daniel A. Wolf, Timothy R. Madden, Jay D. Livingstone, Michelle M. DuBois and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to compliance of condominium associations. Housing.
S.732 SD1198 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 732) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jonathan Hecht, Jeffrey Sánchez, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to requiring child-resistant packaging of nicotine liquid containers. The Judiciary.
S.735 SD398 By Ms. Chang-Diaz, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 735) of Sonia Chang-Diaz, Benjamin B. Downing, Michelle M. DuBois, Byron Rushing and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to equal access to public places regardless of gender identity. The Judiciary.
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.810 HD1188 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 810) of James M. Cantwell and others that the Commissioner of Insurance be directed to make a bi-annual investigation relative to flood insurance rates. Financial Services.
H.813 HD3160 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 813) of James M. Cantwell and others relative to insurance payments for use of ambulance services. Financial Services.
H.814 HD3414 By Mr. Cantwell of Marshfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 814) of James M. Cantwell and others for legislation to direct the Attorney General to provide for a study of the methodology used to promulgate new flood insurance rate maps through the National Flood Insurance Program. Financial Services.
S.842 SD1387 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 842) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Marjorie C. Decker, Jose F. Tosado, Ruth B. Balser and other members of the General Court for legislation to decriminalize non-violent and verbal student misconduct. The Judiciary.
S.843 SD1417 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 843) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Sonia Chang-Diaz, Chris Walsh and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to medical placement of terminal and incapacitated inmates. The Judiciary.
S.900 SD968 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 900) of Karen E. Spilka, Tricia Farley-Bouvier, Josh S. Cutler, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to expungement of criminal or juvenile records for individuals who committed offenses as children or young adults. The Judiciary.
S.901 SD983 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 901) of Karen E. Spilka, John F. Keenan, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Paul J. Donato and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the geographical jurisdiction of the Housing Court Department. The Judiciary.
S.903 SD1026 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 903) of Karen E. Spilka, Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr., Bradley H. Jones, Jr., Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
H.944 HD343 By Mr. Scibak of South Hadley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 944) of John W. Scibak and others relative to insurance coverage for pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections and pediatric acute-onset neuropsychiatric syndrome. Financial Services.
S.957 SD809 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 957) of William N. Brownsberger, Lori A. Ehrlich, Jason M. Lewis, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the judicial enforcement of noncompetition agreements. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.962 SD315 By Ms. Creem, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 962) of Cynthia S. Creem, Michael O. Moore, Jason M. Lewis, Ryan C. Fattman and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to employees social media privacy protection. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.966 SD673 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 966) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Chris Walsh, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent wage theft and promote employer accountability. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.993 SD496 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 993) of Michael O. Moore, Barbara L'Italien, Mary S. Keefe, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to employee benefits reporting. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.1034 SD15 By Mr. Joyce, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1034) of Brian A. Joyce, Claire D. Cronin, John F. Keenan, Elizabeth A. Malia and other members of the General Court for legislation to ensure parity for mental health and substance abuse treatment. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1045 SD1381 By Mr. Lesser, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1045) of Eric P. Lesser, Jennifer L. Flanagan, John F. Keenan, Joan B. Lovely and other members of the General Court for legislation to prevent prescription drug abuse by closing the pharmacy shopping loophole. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1085 SD1231 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1085) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Jason M. Lewis, Paul Tucker, Michael J. Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to strengthen the enforcement of certain dog laws. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.1091 HD1598 By Mr. DeCoste of Norwell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1091) of David F. DeCoste and others for legislation to clarify the definition of affordable housing to include mobile homes. Housing.
S.1103 SD974 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1103) of Karen E. Spilka, Timothy R. Madden, Josh S. Cutler, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect animals during pet sales. Municipalities and Regional Government.
S.1116 SD307 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1116) of William N. Brownsberger, Sarah K. Peake, Chris Walsh, Harriette L. Chandler and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish civil and criminal penalties for the female genital mutilation of minors. Public Health.
S.1119 SD1200 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1119) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jeffrey Sánchez, Jonathan Hecht, Barbara L'Italien and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to modernizing tobacco control and protecting the health of minors. Public Health.
S.1124 SD1522 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1124) of Harriette L. Chandler, Jason M. Lewis, Barbara L'Italien, Mary S. Keefe and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for safe patient handling. Public Health.
S.1206 SD235 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1206) of Marc R. Pacheco, James J. O'Day, Chris Walsh, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to patient safety. Public Health.
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.
S.1315 SD877 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1315) of James E. Timilty, District Attorney Michael W. Morrissey, Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the illegal occupation of a building. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1321 SD1230 By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1321) of James E. Timilty and Paul McMurtry for legislation relative to critical incident intervention by emergency service providers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
S.1474 SD1357 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1474) of Benjamin B. Downing, Patricia D. Jehlen, Chris Walsh, Jose F. Tosado and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to regional transportation ballot initiatives. Revenue.
S.1475 SD1669 By Mr. Downing, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1475) of Benjamin B. Downing, Kenneth J. Donnelly, Benjamin Swan, Tricia Farley-Bouvier and other members of the General Court for legislation to reinvest in working families. Revenue.
H.1481 HD604 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1481) of Ronald Mariano and John F. Keenan relative to the compensation of the chief probation officers of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
S.1483 SD1084 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1483) of Anne M. Gobi, Timothy R. Madden, Ruth B. Balser, Michael S. Day and others for legislation relative to the senior circuit breaker tax credit. Revenue.
S.1484 SD1087 By Ms. Gobi, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1484) of Anne M. Gobi, Bruce J. Ayers, Robert L. Hedlund, John F. Keenan and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a municipal gas tax exemption. Revenue.
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.1515 HD124 By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1515) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. and others relative to the compensation of chief probation officers of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.1531 HD1776 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1531) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to update penalties and protect electronic privacy. The Judiciary.
S.1628 SD1392 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1628) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Jason M. Lewis, Barbara L'Italien, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to state contracting. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1754 SD848 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1754) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, James J. Dwyer, Mark J. Cusack, Angelo M. Scaccia and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the failure to remove existing poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
S.1779 SD494 By Mr. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1779) of Michael O. Moore, Barbara L'Italien, Mary S. Keefe, Timothy R. Whelan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to transparency in private utility construction contracts. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
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.
S.1800 SD971 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1800) of James B. Eldridge, Jennifer E. Benson, Keiko M. Orrall, Sean Garballey and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to energy efficiency funds generated by municipal lighting plants. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
S.1857 SD1266 By Mr. McGee, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1857) of Thomas M. McGee, Brian M. Ashe, Sean Garballey, Michael F. Rush and other members of the General Court for legislation to direct the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to assess the current status of the commonwealth’s transportation system. Transportation.
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.2019 HD2792 By Mr. Mark of Peru, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2019) of Paul W. Mark and others for legislation relative to infectious disease control. Public Health.
H.2032 HD1775 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2032) of Sarah K. Peake and others providing for an investigation and study by a special commission (including members of the General Court) to study the health impacts from wind turbines to protect the health of the citizens of the commonwealth. Public Health.
H.2070 HD460 By Representatives Story of Amherst and Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2070) of Ellen Story, David Paul Linsky and others relative to consent and counseling of pregnant women under sixteen years of age. Public Health.
H.2258 HD1049 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2258) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to credible service for school nurses. Public Service.
H.2263 HD3466 By Mr. Cusack of Braintree, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2263) of Mark J. Cusack and others for legislation to mandate restroom breaks for public transit employees. Public Service.
H.2885 HD735 By Ms. Hogan of Stow, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2885) of Kate Hogan and others for legislation to authorize the Department of Telecommunications and Cable and the Department of Public Utilities to regulate the use of double utility poles. Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.
H.2926 HD3444 By Mrs. Orrall of Lakeville, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2926) of Keiko M. Orrall and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to enhancing tourism at the State House. Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
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.3391 HD1684 By Representatives Donahue of Worcester and Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3391) of Daniel M. Donahue, Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to unfunded mandates on public schools. Education.
H.3403 HD3255 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3403) of Walter F. Timilty and others relative to strengthening background checks of persons licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care. Education.
H.3556 HD3865 By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3556) of Ronald Mariano and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation to authorize the board of governors of Quincy College to issue baccalaureate degrees. Higher Education. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3568 HD1863 By Mr. Diehl of Whitman, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3568) of Geoff Diehl and John F. Keenan (by vote of the town) that the town of Abington be authorized to create a department of public works. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3703 HD4056 By Messrs. Donato of Medford and DeCoste of Norwell, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul J. Donato, David F. DeCoste and John F. Keenan for legislation to establish a sick bank for Linda Vitt, an employee of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.

NEWS

John Keenan was born the fourth of seven children of Philip and Loretta Keenan. His father worked in the mailing room of the Record American, and then the Boston Herald, while his mother worked at Filene’s and CNA Insurance. John was raised in Quincy and attended the Quincy Public Schools, graduating in 1982 from North Quincy High School. He went to Harvard University, earning his way through by working in the athletic department equipment room. He also worked the Saturday overnight shift at the Herald. John graduated with honors from Harvard in 1986, with a government concentration. Three years later, he graduated from Suffolk University Law School.

After law school, John worked first as a litigator, then as a public defender, followed by work as an attorney combating insurance fraud. He is admitted to practice in all Massachusetts State Courts, the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Federal First Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court .

While in law school, John was appointed to serve as the Chairperson of the Quincy Mayor’s Commission on Handicapped Affairs, and was then appointed to the Quincy Zoning Board of Appeals, on which he served for seven years. In 1997 he was appointed Executive Secretary in the administration of Quincy Mayor Jim Sheets. As Executive Secretary he managed 22 municipal department heads and was responsible for the preparation and presentation of Quincy’s budget and the review of all financial matters. In 2001, John became Executive Director of the Norfolk County Retirement System, a public pension system with approximately 10,000 active and retired members, and assets of over $500 million.

While serving as Executive Director of the Norfolk County Retirement System, in 2003 John was appointed to the Quincy City Council to fill a vacant seat, and was elected Councilor at Large in 2004. He served as Chairman of the Council’s Finance Committee for eight years, and in 2010 was elected to the State Senate, Norfolk and Plymouth district. He finished the final year of his term on the Quincy City Council while beginning his term in the State Senate. In his first Senate term John served as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse. He was re-elected to the Senate in 2012, and was appointed as Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Health. Now in his third term, John serves as the Chair of the Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, and as vice-Chair of the Joint Committees on Judiciary, Transportation and Housing, in addition to serving on the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

John resides at 37 Hobomack Road with his wife, Jeanne Hopkins, and their three children. He is a member of the Merrymount Association, the Ward One Democratic Committee, the Quincy City Club, Friends of the Thomas Crane Public Library, and the Harvard Club of Quincy, and also coached in the Sacred Heart Youth Basketball Program for several years.

Personal Information

Profession: Legislator/Attorney
Spouse: JeanneMarie
Children: 3
Religion: Catholic

Career Highlights

  • Sworn in as State Senator, January 5, 2011
  • Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Mental Health and Substance Abuse 2011 - 2013
  • Senate Chair, Joint Committee on Public Health 2013 - 2014
  • Senate Chair, Senate Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets 2015 - present

Education & Public Service

  • North Quincy High School
  • Harvard University, B.A., Government Concentration, 1986
  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D. 1989
  • Executive Secretary to the Mayor, City of Quincy, 1997 – 2001
  • Executive Director, Norfolk County Retirement System, 2001 – 2011
  • Quincy City Councilor at Large, 2003 – 2012
  • Chairman, Quincy City Council Finance Committee, 2004 - 2012; Liaison, Quincy City Council to Veteran's Council
  • Senator John F. Keenan with Veterans

  • Senator John F. Keenan and Family

  • Senator John F. Keenan

  • Senator John F. Keenan and Senate President Murray

Norfolk and Plymouth -- Consisting of the city of Quincy and the towns of Braintree, precincts 3, 3A, 4, 4A, 5, 5A, 6 and 6A and Holbrook in the county of Norfolk; the towns of Abington and Rockland in the county of Plymouth.