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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Tackey Chan


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 state employees performing core functions.






Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

David Holway

National Association of Government Employees, 159 Burgin Parkway, Quincy, MA 02169

Joanne M. Comerford

Hampshire, Franklin and Worcester

William L. Crocker, Jr.

2nd Barnstable

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester

Jack Patrick Lewis

7th Middlesex

Michael J. Finn

6th Hampden

Gerard J. Cassidy

9th Plymouth

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Anne M. Gobi

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex

David Allen Robertson

19th Middlesex

Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex

Daniel Cahill

10th Essex

Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Jonathan D. Zlotnik

2nd Worcester

John C. Velis

4th Hampden

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Josh S. Cutler

6th Plymouth

Nika C. Elugardo

15th Suffolk

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Daniel R. Carey

2nd Hampshire

Bud L. Williams

11th Hampden

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

17th Worcester

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

James T. Welch


Natalie M. Higgins

4th Worcester

Peter Capano

11th Essex

Natalie M. Blais

1st Franklin

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

David Biele

4th Suffolk

Patrick Joseph Kearney

4th Plymouth

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable

Walter F. Timilty

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

Marc R. Pacheco

First Plymouth and Bristol

Daniel M. Donahue

16th Worcester

Mark C. Montigny

Second Bristol and Plymouth

Michael D. Brady

Second Plymouth and Bristol

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

Jay D. Livingstone

8th Suffolk

Carole A. Fiola

6th Bristol

Susannah M. Whipps

2nd Franklin

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

Diana DiZoglio

First Essex

Mindy Domb

3rd Hampshire

Liz Miranda

5th Suffolk

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

John Nelson

Massachusetts Coalition of Police, P.O. Box 768, Millbury, MA 01527

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Adrian C. Madaro

1st Suffolk

Daniel J. Ryan

2nd Suffolk

Brendan P. Crighton

Third Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Nick Collins

First Suffolk

Christina A. Minicucci

14th Essex

Stephan Hay

3rd Worcester

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

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By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Tackey Chan and others relative to state employees performing core function during the Massachusetts state emergency related to COVID-19 emergency declaration.  Public Service.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court



An Act relative to state employees performing core functions.


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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any employee of the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions who was required to work during the Massachusetts state emergency related to COVID 19 declared on March 11, and required to report to a work location outside of their home, shall be compensated retroactively at a rate of one and a half times their regular rate of pay for every day that they were required to report to work for the duration of the state emergency, or in lieu of compensation an employee may, at their discretion, receive one half day of compensatory leave for each day, or portion thereof worked during the duration of the state emergency.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.