SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2924        FILED ON: 4/28/2020

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2732

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Marc R. Pacheco

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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:

 

Marc R. Pacheco

First Plymouth and Bristol

 

Paul R. Feeney

Bristol and Norfolk

4/30/2020

Brendan P. Crighton

Third Essex

4/30/2020

Diana DiZoglio

First Essex

4/30/2020

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

4/30/2020

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

5/1/2020

Nika C. Elugardo

15th Suffolk

5/10/2020

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk

5/10/2020

Nick Collins

First Suffolk

5/26/2020

Julian Cyr

Cape and Islands

6/8/2020

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2924        FILED ON: 4/28/2020

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2732

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2732) (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Marc R. Pacheco, Paul R. Feeney, Brendan P. Crighton, Diana DiZoglio and other members of the General Court for legislation 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 of 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 of 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.