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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James K. Hawkins

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to a COVID-19 presumption for public employees.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol

Maria Duaime Robinson

6th Middlesex

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Kathleen R. LaNatra

12th Plymouth

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Bud L. Williams

11th Hampden

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

Michelle L. Ciccolo

15th Middlesex

Lindsay N. Sabadosa

1st Hampshire

RoseLee Vincent

16th Suffolk

Paul R. Feeney

Bristol and Norfolk

Nika C. Elugardo

15th Suffolk

Michael J. Finn

6th Hampden

Patrick Joseph Kearney

4th Plymouth

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

Adrian C. Madaro

1st Suffolk

Marc R. Pacheco

First Plymouth and Bristol


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By Mr. Hawkins of Attleboro, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James K. Hawkins and others relative to a COVID-19 presumption for public employees.  Public Service.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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An Act relative to a COVID-19 presumption for public employees.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Section 1:- Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any employee of the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions who was required to work during the Massachusetts state emergency related to COVID-19 declared on March 11, and required to report to a work location outside of their home, who contract, have symptoms of or otherwise becomes affected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), that results in a period of hospitalization, quarantine, or require self-quarantined measures as a result of being infected or coming into contact with someone who is infected with this virus, shall have their medical condition or incapacity to work presumed to be work- related.

Section 2:- Any employee of the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions who was required to work during the Massachusetts state emergency related to COVID-19 declared on March 11, and required to report to a work location outside of their home and who dies as a result of work-related COVID-19 shall be eligible for benefits under section 100 and 100A of Chapter 32 of the General Laws.

Section 3:- This act shall take effect upon passage.