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The 192nd 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

Presenter:
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.

Cosponsors

Name District/Address
Patrick Joseph Kearney 4th Plymouth

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