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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Paul McMurtry and Paul J. Donato

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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 room and board costs for au pairs.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

12/18/2019

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

12/19/2019

Hannah Kane

11th Worcester

12/18/2019

David F. DeCoste

5th Plymouth

12/19/2019

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

12/19/2019

Edward J. Kennedy

First Middlesex

12/19/2019

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

12/19/2019

David Allen Robertson

19th Middlesex

12/20/2019

Shawn Dooley

9th Norfolk

12/20/2019

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

12/23/2019

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

12/24/2019

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

12/30/2019

Ryan C. Fattman

Worcester and Norfolk

1/7/2020

Dean A. Tran

Worcester and Middlesex

1/7/2020

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

1/8/2020

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

1/8/2020

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

1/8/2020

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

1/8/2020

Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk

1/8/2020

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

1/9/2020

Joseph D. McKenna

18th Worcester

1/10/2020

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

1/10/2020

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4705        FILED ON: 12/18/2019

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By Messrs. McMurtry of Dedham and Donato of Medford, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Paul McMurtry, Paul J. Donato and others relative to room and board costs for au pairs under certain provisions of the domestic workers rights law.  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 room and board costs for au pairs.

 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a room and board deduction for au pair employers, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
 

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. Subsection (a) of section 190 of chapter 149 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting before the definition of “Domestic worker” the following definition:-

“Au pair”, an au pair participant who has been granted a J-1 visa solely for participation in the federal Department of State-designated exchange visitor program governed by 22 CFR section 62.31.

SECTION 2. Said section 90 of said chapter 149 is hereby further amended by inserting after subsection (h) the following subsection:-

(h ½) Notwithstanding subsection (f), (g) and (h), an employer may deduct from the payment to an au pair an amount for lodging, food and beverages not exceeding 40% of weekly wages owed.  

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect on December 2nd, 2019.