HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 968        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1767


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Ellen Story and Patricia D. Jehlen


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 further defining comparable work.






Date Added:

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire


Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex


Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol


Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable


Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable


Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex


Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex


Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk


Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex


Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire


Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex


Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex


Kay Khan

11th Middlesex


Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk


Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire


Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin


Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex


Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex


Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk


Denise Provost

27th Middlesex


Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex


Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex


Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester


Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex


Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth


Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex


John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex


Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk


James Arciero

2nd Middlesex


Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex


Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex


James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester


John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester


Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex


Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk


Joan B.  Lovely

Second Essex


Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands


Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk


Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol


Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 968        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1767

By Ms. Story of Amherst and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1767) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further define comparable work.  Labor and Workforce Development.


SEE SENATE, NO. 931 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act further defining comparable work.


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

Chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence of section 105A the following sentence:-

In any action brought under this section, the comparability of two positions shall be solely based on whether the two positions entail comparable skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions between employees of the opposite sex.