HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2131        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1644

 

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 Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Norman J. Orrall

12th Bristol

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Mathew J. Muratore

1st Plymouth

Hannah Kane

11th Worcester

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2131        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1644

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1644) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to include intoxication and unlawful use of controlled substances as willful misconduct by employees applying for workers' compensation benefits.  Labor and Workforce Development.

 

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 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 2016 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.”