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SD1815 By Ms. O'Connor Ives, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Kathleen O'Connor Ives, John D. Keenan, Brian A. Joyce, Barry R. Finegold and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to child safety. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
HD3695 By Mr. Coppinger of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Edward F. Coppinger and others for legislation to establish a sales tax holiday in August 2013. Revenue.
S.47 SD1364 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 47) of Katherine M. Clark, Brian A. Joyce, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas P. Conroy and other members of the General Court for legislation to create a task force to protect Massachusetts children against child sexual abuse. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.61 HD675 By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by proposal, House, No. 61) of Jay R. Kaufman and others for a legislative amendment to the Constitution relative to vacancies in the office of Governor or Lieutenant-Governor. Election Laws.
H.78 HD2945 By Mr. Bradley of Hingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 78) of Garrett J. Bradley and others relative to services for adults with developmental disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.121 HD1576 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 121) of Kay Khan and others relative to the authority of the Disabled Persons Protection Commission. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.122 HD1592 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 122) of Kay Khan and others for legislation relative to reckless endangerment of persons with disabilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.151 HD1379 By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland and Senator Clark, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 151) of Tom Sannicandro and others for legislation to assist people with disabilities in realizing their rights and exercising their responsibilities. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.209 SD34 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 209) of Katherine M. Clark, Jason M. Lewis, John W. Scibak, Martha M. Walz and other members of the General Court for legislation realtive to healthy youth and sex education. Education.
H.230 HD2397 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 230) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to regulate the direct shipment of wines . Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.244 HD2163 By Mr. Madden of Nantucket, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 244) of Timothy R. Madden and others for legislation to prevent the automatic signing up of consumers for products or services . Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
H.277 HD1512 By Ms. Poirier of North Attleborough, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 277) of Elizabeth A. Poirier and others relative to the use of magnetic identification card reader machines when purchasing alcohol. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure.
S.288 SD1653 By Ms. Chandler, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 288) of Harriette L. Chandler, Richard T. Moore, Bruce E. Tarr, Jennifer L. Flanagan and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the Commonwealth's nursing facilities. Elder Affairs.
S.354 SD998 By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 354) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Katherine M. Clark, Michael Barrett, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to healthy families and businesses . Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.447 SD1447 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 447) of Patricia D. Jehlen, Sean Garballey, Jason M. Lewis, Benjamin Swan and other members of the General Court for legislation to regulate executive compensation at mutual insurance companies. Financial Services.
H.454 HD1882 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 454) of Alice Hanlon Peisch and others relative to bullying in schools. Education.
S.633 SD657 By Mr. Brownsberger, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 633) of William N. Brownsberger, Harriette L. Chandler, Katherine M. Clark, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation to extend the statute of limitations in civil child sexual abuse cases. The Judiciary.
S.656 SD1613 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 656) of Katherine M. Clark, Paul Brodeur, Donald H. Wong, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation to protect our communities. The Judiciary.
S.657 SD1704 By Ms. Clark, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 657) of Katherine M. Clark, F. Jay Barrows, Danielle W. Gregoire, Tom Sannicandro and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to foster child engagement. The Judiciary.
S.766 SD1062 By Mr. Montigny, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 766) of Mark C. Montigny, Robert M. Koczera, Gale D. Candaras, Martha M. Walz and others for legislation to regulate compensation of board members of public charities. The Judiciary.
H.774 HD1378 By Ms. Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 774) of Sarah K. Peake and others for legislation to further define the illegal processing of lobsters at sea. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
S.796 SD362 By Ms. Spilka, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 796) of Karen E. Spilka, Martha M. Walz, William N. Brownsberger, Kay Khan and other members of the General Court for legislation to update privacy protections for personal electronic information. The Judiciary.
H.835 HD464 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 835) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the continuity of care of mental health treatment. Financial Services.
H.836 HD977 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 836) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to the effect of certain behavioral health disorders on certain disability insurance policies. Financial Services.
H.840 HD1349 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 840) of Ruth B. Balser and others for legislation to require health care coverage for emergency psychiatric services. Financial Services.
S.858 SD782 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 858) of James B. Eldridge, Benjamin B. Downing, Marc R. Pacheco, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish uniform wage compliance and recordkeeping. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.865 SD1441 By Ms. Jehlen, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 865) of Patricia D. Jehlen for legislation relative to parental leave. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.873 SD93 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 873) of Michael O. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico, Thomas M. McGee and Brian A. Joyce promoting fairness in private construction contracts. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.882 SD488 By Mr. Petruccelli, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 882) of Anthony W. Petruccelli, Katherine M. Clark, Sal N. DiDomenico, William N. Brownsberger and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a domestic workers bill of rights. Labor and Workforce Development.
S.887 SD580 By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 887) of Michael J. Rodrigues, Brian A. Joyce, Barry R. Finegold, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the pooling of tips. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.936 HD450 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 936) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to further define adverse determinations by insurers. Financial Services.
S.946 SD1099 By Mr. Eldridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 946) of James B. Eldridge, Karen E. Spilka, Paul McMurtry, Jason M. Lewis and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote municipal collaboration and regionalization throughout the Commonwealth. Municipalities and Regional Government.
H.948 HD1606 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Keenan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 948) of Elizabeth A. Malia, John F. Keenan and others for legislation to expand coverage and access to behavioral health services. Financial Services.
S.1003 SD231 By Mr. DiDomenico, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1003) of Sal N. DiDomenico, Timothy J. Toomey, Jr., Daniel A. Wolf, Michael J. Rodrigues and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to workplace safety for social workers. Public Health.
S.1023 SD820 By Mr. Hart, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1023) of John Hart, Jr., Harriette L. Chandler, Chris Walsh, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation to expand the interscholastic athletic head injury safety training program to include private schools. Public Health.
S.1064 SD1356 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1064) of Richard T. Moore, Anne M. Gobi, Louis L. Kafka, William C. Galvin and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to home health and hospice aides. Public Health.
S.1076 SD1438 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1076) of Richard T. Moore, Jason M. Lewis, Barry R. Finegold, James B. Eldridge and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote the elimination of waste in certain state facilities. Public Health.
H.1106 HD112 By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1106) of Claire D. Cronin, Brian A. Joyce and Shaunna O'Connell (by vote of the town) relative to rent regulations and control of evictions in mobile home parks in the town of Easton. Housing. [Local Approval Received.]
H.1174 HD3247 By Mr. Arciero of Westford, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1174) of James Arciero and others relative to the Sex Offender Registry Board. The Judiciary.
H.1252 HD1835 By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1252) of Tackey Chan and others for legislation to regulate sex offender registration in the 21st century. The Judiciary.
S.1374 SD67 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1374) of Michael O. Moore, Michael R. Knapik, Keiko M. Orrall, Eileen M. Donoghue and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a meals tax holiday. Revenue.
H.1471 HD612 By Mr. Linsky of Natick, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1471) of David Paul Linsky and others for legislation to require criminal offender record information for persons volunteering at organizations conducting activities and programs for children. The Judiciary.
H.1504 HD1565 By Mr. McMurtry of Dedham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1504) of Paul McMurtry and others relative to the donations of leftover food by restaurants and cafeterias. The Judiciary.
S.1507 SD137 By Mr. Michael O. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1507) of Michael O. Moore, Sal N. DiDomenico, Barry R. Finegold, Thomas M. McGee and other members of the Senate for legislation to define fraud in the public bidding process. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
S.1513 SD1411 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1513) of Richard T. Moore, Jason M. Lewis, Angelo L. D'Emilia, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to eliminate waste and improve public oversight of state agencies. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.1660 HD283 By Representatives Turner of Dennis and Peake of Provincetown, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1660) of Cleon H. Turner and others for legislation to prohibit sex offenders from employment or volunteer status at camps for children. The Judiciary.
H.1755 HD2650 By Representatives Orrall of Lakeville and Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1755) of Keiko M. Orrall and others relative to unemployment compensation rates from certain employers. Labor and Workforce Development.
H.1783 HD463 By Ms. Balser of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1783) of Ruth B. Balser and others relative to promoting efficient access to mental health services. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1794 HD1658 By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1794) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to ensure access to Department of Mental Health services for certain individuals with autism spectrum disorder and related conditions. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1799 HD1235 By Representative Malia of Boston and Senator Flanagan, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1799) of Elizabeth A. Malia, Jennifer L. Flanagan and others relative to mental health services for children. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
H.1808 HD302 By Mr. Rogers of Norwood, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1808) of John H. Rogers and others for legislation to improve access to the services of educational psychologists. Mental Health and Substance Abuse.
S.1825 Text of amendment number (222) updating the bottle bill offered by Ms. Creem to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3)
S.1834 Protect Our Communities
S.1854 SD1865 By Mr. Tarr, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Bruce E. Tarr, Brian M. Ashe, Bruce J. Ayers, Jay F. Barrows and other members of the General Court for legislation to promote motor vehicle safety. Transportation.
H.1904 HD3283 By Mrs. Canavan of Brockton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1904) of Christine E. Canavan and Brian A. Joyce for legislation to prohibit the possession of tobacco products by persons under the eighteen years of age. Public Health.
S.1911 SD1920 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1911) of Richard T. Moore, Michael J. Rodrigues, Katherine M. Clark, Michael O. Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation to establish a commission on the status of children and youth. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
S.1951 SD1926 By Mr. Hedlund, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Robert L. Hedlund, Brian A. Joyce and Mark J. Cusack for legislation to establish a sick leave bank for Trina Higgins, an employee of the Trial Court. The Judiciary.
H.1959 HD174 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1959) of William C. Galvin, Brian A. Joyce and Louis L. Kafka relative to patient information regarding reconstructive surgery. Public Health.
S.1963 SD1942 By Mr. Richard T. Moore, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Richard T. Moore, Michael O. Moore, John F. Keenan, Brian A. Joyce and other members of the General Court for legislation to designate June fourteenth as the birthday of the United States Army and June ninth as General Sylvanus Thayer Day. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.
H.2000 HD1639 By Mr. Kafka of Stoughton, a petition (accompanied by resolve, House, No. 2000) of Louis L. Kafka and others for an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) relative to the safety of dental amalgam. Public Health.
H.2011 HD1693 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2011) of Stephen Kulik and others relative to expanding access to healthy food choices in vending machines on state property. Public Health.
S.2028 SD1997 By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco, Frank I. Smizik, Stanley C. Rosenberg, Michael Barrett and other members of the General Court for legislation to provide for the establishment of a comprehensive adaptation management plan in response to climate change. Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.
H.2028 HD1229 By Ms. Malia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2028) of Elizabeth A. Malia and others relative to providing access to patient protection services for all residents. Public Health.
H.2331 HD168 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2331) 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.2332 HD169 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2332) of William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce relative to retired capitol police officers disabled in the performance of duty. Public Service.
H.2333 HD170 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2333) of William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce relative to retired capitol police officers disabled in the performance of duty. Public Service.
H.3315 HD2132 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3315) of William C. Galvin, Brian A. Joyce and Louis L. Kafka relative to audio recording of taser use by municipal law enforcement officers. Public Safety and Homeland Security.
H.3439 HD2066 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3439) of Walter F. Timilty and others (by vote of the town) relative to the charter of the town of Randolph. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.3460 HD3615 By Representative Cronin of Easton and Senator Kennedy, a joint petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Claire D. Cronin, Thomas Kennedy and others relative to providing for home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities.
H.3503 HD3612 By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others relative to the issuance of "Boston Strong" motor vehicle registration plates. Transportation.
H.3576 HD3752 By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3576) of William C. Galvin and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Avon be authorized to establish a department of public works. Municipalities and Regional Government. [Local Approval Received.]
H.4191 HD4323 By Mr. Timilty of Milton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4191) of Walter F. Timilty and Brian A. Joyce (by vote of the town) that the town of Milton be authorized to issue an additional license for the sale of all alcoholic beverages to be drunk on the premises. Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure. [Local Approval Received.]

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

  • 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.

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