Thursday, April 4, 2013
Legislation regulates disposal and recycling of thermostats; promotes environmental health
Thursday, April 4
(From the office of Senator Brian A. Joyce) Senator Brian A. Joyce recently joined his Senate colleagues in unanimously passing legislation requiring mercury thermostat manufacturers to make collection containers available to wholesalers, retailers and local municipalities to properly dispose of older thermostats that can contribute to waterway pollution if disposed of incorrectly. Manufacturers could charge a one-time $25 fee for containers and agreed to the language in the bill. “I’m happy the Senate was able to pass legislation that promotes environmental stewardship and brings together the business and environmental communities to craft legislation all parties are comfortable with,” said Joyce. “Mercury is a poison that severely …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
The FDA will conduct a hearing with Judge Rotenberg Center representatives in regards to the use of Graduated Electronic Decelerators, which are used to administer electric shocks to disabled children.
Editor's Note: The following information was provided in a statement by the office of Senator Brian A. Joyce. State Senator Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton) has requested the FDA ban of painful skin shock devices as part of a testimony submitted to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, according to press release from his office Wednesday. Joyce, who represents Stoughton, has been an outspoken critic of the use of the controversial shock-therapy treatments at the JRC. He requested the ban of all Graduated Electronic Decelerators (GED) specifically for use at the Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC), which is headquartered in Canton at 240 Turnpike St., near the Stoughton line. The JRC also opperates group homes in Stoughton. The FDA is expected to …
Friday, January 4, 2013
Senator Joyce, a Milton Democrat who represents Stoughton in the Massachusetts State Senate, has officially been sworn in to represent the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District for the 188th Session of the General Court.
Friday, January 4
The following is a press release from the office of Senator Brian A. Joyce (D-Milton) marking his being sworn in to represent the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District in the Massachusetts State Senate. This district includes the town of Stoughton. Joyce ran unopposed in the November election. Click here to read a recent Q & A with Senator Joyce where he reveiewed the legislature's last session, previewed this upcoming session, and gave his thoughts on Stoughton's most pressing issues. *** State Senator Brian A. Joyce has officially been sworn in to represent the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District for the 188th Session of the General Court. Joyce was sworn into office this week by Governor Deval Patrick during a ceremony at the State …