HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1811        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2253

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Carole A. Fiola

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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 requiring public employees in major policymaking positions to reside in the Commonwealth.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Carole A. Fiola

6th Bristol

1/15/2019

Carlos González

10th Hampden

1/31/2019

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

17th Worcester

1/23/2019

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol

1/18/2019

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

1/31/2019

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1811        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2253

By Ms. Fiola of Fall River, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2253) of Carole A. Fiola and others relative requiring that public employees in major policy making positions reside in the Commonwealth.  Public Service.

 

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 requiring public employees in major policymaking positions to reside in the Commonwealth.

 

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 268B of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 5 the following section:-

Section 5A.  A public employee as defined in section 1 shall be domiciled in the commonwealth within 180 days of the commencement of his or her employment; provided, that the employee’s appointing authority may grant a one-time extension of an additional 180 days at the appointing authority’s discretion.

No public employee shall continue in their duties or receive compensation from public funds unless they are domiciled in the commonwealth as required by this section.

SECTION 2.  A current public employee as defined in section 1 of chapter 268B of the General Laws shall be domiciled in the commonwealth within 180 days of the effective date of this act; provided, that the employee’s appointing authority may grant a one-time extension of an additional 180 days at the appointing authority’s discretion.