HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2302        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2305

 

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 the task force on employee vacation and earned sick leave credit.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

1/17/2019

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

1/23/2019

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

1/17/2019

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

1/17/2019

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

1/30/2019

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

1/31/2019

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

1/28/2019

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

1/30/2019

Michael J. Soter

8th Worcester

1/31/2019

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

2/1/2019

Hannah Kane

11th Worcester

2/1/2019

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

2/1/2019

 



HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2302        FILED ON: 1/17/2019

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2305

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2305) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr., and others for an investigation by a task force relative to establishing a uniform state policy regarding the cash out of vacation and sick leave credits applicable to certain employees of 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 relative to the task force on employee vacation and earned sick leave credit.

 

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. There shall be established an employee vacation and earned sick leave credit task force to study and make recommendations on establishing a uniform state policy regarding the cash out of vacation and sick leave credits applicable to employees of the commonwealth who are in positions that are not subject to collective bargaining agreements. The task force shall be comprised of the following 11 members or their designees: the secretary of administration and finance who shall serve as chair; the administrator of the trial court; the colonel of state police; the chair of the board of higher education; 1 person to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; 1 person to be appointed by the senate president; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and 3 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall have experience in labor law.

The task force shall study and make recommendations on establishing the following uniform policies and shall examine the practices of neighboring states: (i) rate of accrued sick leave; (ii) cash out of sick leave credit upon retirement; (iii) payment of sick leave credits upon the death of an employee; and (iv) transfer of sick leave credits from other political subdivisions of the commonwealth. In addition, the task force shall study the feasibility of establishing an extended illness leave bank for all employees of the commonwealth.

The task force shall convene not later than 30 days after the effective date of this act and shall file its recommendations with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate not later than December 31, 2020.