SECTION 1. Chapter 151A of the general laws shall be amended in subsection (bb) by deleting paragraphs (1) and (2) in their entirety and replacing them with the following:-
(1) has been employed by a seasonal employer in seasonal employment during a regularly recurring period or periods of less than sixteen weeks in a calendar year or by a public employer at a municipal, county, or state golf course for less than 28 weeks in a calendar year for all seasonal periods as determined by the commissioner or as otherwise defined in this chapter.
(2) has been hired for a specific temporary seasonal period as determined by the commissioner or as otherwise defined in this chapter.
SECTION 2. Chapter 151A shall be further amended in subsection (bb), paragraph (3), sentence (A) by inserting in said sentence after the word, “seasonal employer”, the words, “or by a public employer at a municipal, county or state golf course”.
SECTION 3. Chapter 151A shall be further amended in subsection (cc) by adding after the first sentence the following sentence:-
For the purposes of public seasonal employment at a municipal, county, or state golf course, the seasonal period shall be 28 weeks or less.
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