HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2924        FILED ON: 1/16/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1726

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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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 fairness in workers' compensation benefits.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Bradford R. Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Shawn Dooley

9th Norfolk

David K. Muradian, Jr.

9th Worcester

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2924        FILED ON: 1/16/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1726

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1726) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others that employees injured due to willful misconduct be prohibited from receiving any portion of compensation benefits.  Labor and Workforce Development.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1735 OF 2013-2014.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act relative to fairness in workers' compensation benefits.

 

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. Chapter 152 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out section 27 in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:

Section 27. If the employee is injured by reason of his serious willful misconduct, including intoxication or unlawful use of a controlled substance, as defined in section 1 of chapter 94C, he shall not receive compensation or any portion of the benefit; provided, that this provision shall not bar compensation or benefits to his or her dependents if the injury results in death.”.