Alan Silvia Representative

D Fall River
Alan Silvia


State House
Room 33
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2060
Fax: 617-626-0168
District Office
1664 South Main St.
Fall River, MA 02724
Phone: 774-526-1122
Bill Docket Bill Title
HD46 Relative to school improvement plans
HD48 Relative to creating a difficult to manage unit within the Department of Mental Health
HD71 Relative to special education funding
HD72 Relative to improving procurement procedures to assure opportunities for students with disabilities
HD144 For legislation to include licensed rehabilitation counselors in the definition of licensed mental health professionals
SD259 For legislation to increase the hours of employment of pensioners for services after retirement in the public sector.
SD260 For legislation relative to the transfer of retireees to a Medicare health plan
SD271 For legislation to promote sales tax fairness for main street retailers through minimum simplification
HD347 Relative to the posting of security for seized animals in cruelty cases
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
HD497 Relative to the care of animals in cities and towns
HD565 For legislation to place the department of public utilities within the department of consumer affairs and business regulation
HD576 Relative to providing feedback on educator certification tests
HD664 For an investigation by a special commission (including members of the General Court) on institutional long term care
SD667 For legislation relative to decommissioning plans for electric generating facilities
HD667 Relative to Medicare savings programs eligibility
HD670 Relative to Medicaid expansion
HD687 For legislation to benefit the Health Safety Net Trust Fund
HD757 For legislation to improve public schools and narrow the achievement gap
SD828 For legislation to enhance the creative economy through the tax code.
SD836 For legislation to establish the Assawompset pond complex flood management district commission.
HD842 For legislation to protect the viability of farms and farming in the Commonwealth
HD844 For legislation to impose a penalty for the destruction of crops and agricultural property
HD845 That the Department of Revenue in consultation with the Department of Agricultural Resources provide for an income tax deduction for the purchase of certain water conserving plants and items
HD847 For legislation to require landscape sprinkler systems to be constructed with automatic shutoff valves with rain sensor devices
HD1067 For legislation to create a fiscal incentive program for veterans to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields
HD1208 Relative to health care worker safety
HD1250 For legislation to prohibit partial birth abortions
HD1262 Relative to information provided to women seeking abortions
HD1266 Relative to continuously monitoring the entrances, exits, and common areas of all facilities operated under the authority of the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Developmental Services
HD1282 Relative to sales and excise tax exemptions for disabled veterans
HD1285 Relative to the awarding of diplomas for civics education by the Board of Education
HD1298 For legislation to further define health clinics
HD1318 Relative to creating a pilot program to transfer high acuity behavioral health and dual diagnosis patients away from overcrowded emergency departments
HD1323 Relative to confining animals in a motor vehicle
HD1367 For legislation to require owners of rented or foreclosed properties to check for abandoned animals
HD1522 Relative to reimbursements to cities and towns for veterans' benefits' expenditures
HD1575 For legislation to establish penalties for debarred employers, contractors and subcontractors illegally participating in contracts
HD1583 Relative to establishing the Designated Port Area Fund for the improvement of existing commercial and marine industrial infrastructures
HD1584 An Act relative to tax credits for agricultural land
HD1657 Relative to buffer zones on land under the agricultural restriction program
HD1824 For legislation to provide insurance coverage for certain medically necessary treatment for speech therapy, disease, illness, injury or bodily dysfunction
HD1843 An Act relative to designated port areas
HD1867 Establishing the Olmsted Park improvement fund
HD1883 For the establishment of an economic development tax credit incentive program for the substantial rehabilitation of mill properties
HD1887 Relative to ensuring clarity and truthfulness in direct mailings of travel check vouchers
HD1892 An Act relative to criminal record checks for referees
HD1894 An Act relative to filling civil service positions
HD1897 An Act relative to land improvements in the Town of Freetown
HD1967 Relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees
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
HD2060 Relative to access to capital for business growth in economically distressed communities
HD2070 For legislation to establish a task force to identify and review state laws, regulations, and administrative directives that prescribe requirements for school districts
HD2072 For legislation to address workplace bullying, mobbing, and harrassment, without regard to protected class status
HD2115 Relative to the training of persons supporting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities
HD2128 Relative to the implementation of full-day kindergarten
HD2185 For legislation to prohibit certain abortions
HD2278 For legislation to establish the Massachusetts rail transit fund
HD2342 Relative to vocational training for the unemployed
HD2345 Relative to temporary workers’ unemployment benefits
HD2355 For legislation to require that residential buildings be equipped with propane detection alarms
HD2368 Relative to access to child and adolescent mental health services
HD2382 An Act Strengthening the Massachusetts Home Care Program
HD2483 That hospitals provide certain patients in inpatient or observation status oral and written notice of such placement
HD2617 For legislation to require seatbelts in school buses
HD2706 For legislation to provide an income tax deduction for interest paid on certain graduate student loans
HD2897 That the Division of State Parks and Recreation issue a ParksPass waivers to certain veterans
HD2943 For legislation to further regulate expenditures for mortgages from the Community Preservation Trust Fund
HD2983 Relative to child and adolescent mental health services
HD3050 Relative to loans for failed septic systems
HD3088 Relative to higher education capital investment in gateway cities or abutting municipalities
HD3183 For legislation to grant certain grandparents the rights and privileges of kinship care
HD3198 For legislation to designate New England clam chowder as the official appetizer of the Commonwealth
HD3217 For legislation to encourage the development of clean energy security, energy diversity and economic growth
HD3220 For legislation to institute programs to respond to sexual violence on higher education campuses
HD3228 For legislation to prevent and respond to bullying of elderly and disabled residents of public or privately-owned subsidized multifamily housing developments
HD3282 For legislation to provide for paid family leave within a new temporary disability insurance program
HD3411 For legislation to establish a family and medical leave and temporary disability leave insurance program for employees
HD3439 Relative to the collective bargaining rights for employees of the Committee on Public Counsel Services
HD3453 Relative to a reduction in fees for motor vehicle veteran registration plates
HD3489 That coastal estuary or embayment watersheds impaired due to nitrogen pollution be deemed to be nitrogen sensitive areas
HD3535 For legislation to make technical corrections to the commonwealth's banking laws
HD3549 For legislation to require the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to develop a civic education curriculum to be included within the history and/or social science curriculum

Alan Silvia, A life- long resident of Fall River. Earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, a Master of Science degree from Salve Regina University and he served in South East Asia during the Viet Nam Conflict obtaining an Honorable Discharge from the United States Marines. His law enforcement career is vast, including twenty one years of service as a detective with the Fall River Police Department. During that period he was involved in the investigation of all major crimes including rape, robbery, embezzlement and homicide. In addition, he served several years in the Sexual Abuse Unit where he investigated crimes of violence against children; interviewing, collaborating with state and local agencies, crisis, and intervention and court presentation. He developed and implemented a sexual abuse prevention curriculum within the Fall River School District, (SPEAK Program), and he provided community education in areas of child abuse prevention, rape, elder and substance abuse. His community service affiliations include: City of Fall River Planning Board, (Chairman, Present), South End Neighborhood Assn. (President, Present), Child Protection Council ( Past Board Member),Citizens for Citizens ( Past Board Member),Greater Fall River Alcoholism Council (Past Board Member),Greater New Bedford Coalition of Domestic Violence (Past Member) Kennedy – Donovan Center, Inc. – Human Rights Committee (Past Member).

Personal Information

Profession: Retired Fall River Police Officer
Children: 1
Grandchildren: 3
Religion: Catholic
Pets: 1

Career Highlights

  • USMC, Viet Nam Era Veteran
  • Fall River Police Dept. Major Crimes Detective
  • Vice President Seven Hills Foundation Inc.
  • Executive Director PYCO, Inc.; Small Business Owner

Education & Public Service

  • Salve Regina University, MS
  • Northeastern University, BS
  • BMC Durfee High School , Fall River, Ma.
Seventh Bristol, consisting of Fall River: Ward 1: Precincts B, C, Wards 2, 3, 4, Ward 5: Precinct A.