AN ACT RELATIVE TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR SOLE PROPRIETORS, PARTNERSHIPS AND CORPORATE OFFICERS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Subsection (4) of section 1 of chapter 152 of the General Laws, as
the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the third
paragraph the following 2 paragraphs:-
This chapter shall be elective for an officer or director
corporation who owns at least 25 per cent of the issued and outstanding stock
section 46, these provisions
shall apply only if the corporate officer provides the commissioner
of industrial accidents with a written waiver of his rights under
chapter. Said commissioner shall
promulgate regulations to carry out the purpose of this paragraph. Violations
this paragraph shall subject the corporation to the
penalties set forth in section 25C.
For the purpose of this chapter, a sole proprietor at his option or a
at its option shall be an employee. A sole proprietor or partnership may elect
coverage by securing insurance with a carrier.