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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4742 191st (2019 - 2020)

An Act providing protection for police and fire municipality workers in the COVID-19 emergency

By Mr. Kearney of Scituate, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Patrick Joseph Kearney relative to providing protection for municipal police and fire workers during the COVID-19 emergency. Labor and Workforce Development.

Bill Information

Patrick Joseph Kearney

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to allow police and fire personnel who have a full-time, live-in dependent(s) who are medically documented as immune-compromised, or, who have chronic lung disorder to have alternative no-contact assignments, or, to remain out of work without loss of pay or benefits providing the municipality with proper medical documentation. These employees are considered essential under the COVID-19 emergency order of 2020, a higher risk of severe illness, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety and health.

Bill History

Displaying 5 actions for Bill H.4742
Date Branch Action
5/4/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
5/7/2020 House Reported, referred to the committee on Joint Rules, reported, rules suspended and referred to the committee on Labor and Workforce Development
5/21/2020 Senate Senate concurred
6/1/2020 Joint Hearing scheduled for 06/05/2020 from 09:00 AM-05:00 PM in Virtual Hearing
9/24/2020 House Accompanied a study order, see H4995

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