Family Members of Bombing Victims

Ms. Clark and Mr. Montigny moved that the bill be amended by inserting the following section:-

SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, an employee of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any political subdivision therein, who is an immediate family member of a person or persons injured as a direct result of the explosions at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013, and who is entitled to two or less weeks of sick-leave or has exhausted all but two or less weeks of sick-leave, shall be eligible for up to twelve weeks of additional paid sick-leave to be used to provide care for and assistance to the injured person or persons, or their dependents. Such sick-leave days shall not be used for absences unrelated to the care for or assistance to the injured person or persons or their dependents, and shall not be considered for purposes of determining an employee’s total accumulated sick-leave days. All sick-leave provided by this act must be used within one year of the effective date of this act.