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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4749 191st (Current)

An Act providing worker compensation protection to emergency response and medical personnel related to COVID-19 infection

By Mr. Hendricks of New Bedford, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Christopher Hendricks and others relative to workers' compensation benefits for certain emergency response and medical personnel related to COVID-19 infection. Labor and Workforce Development.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Christopher Hendricks

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith extended workers' compensation benefits for certain emergency personnel in response to the public health emergency presented by the spread of COVID-19, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.

Bill History

Displaying 8 actions for Bill H.4749
Date Branch Action
3/26/2020 House Referred to the committee on House Rules
4/6/2020 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
6/22/2020 House Reporting date extended to Thursday August 20, 2020, pending concurrence
8/27/2020 Senate Reporting date extended to Thursday August 20, 2020, pending concurrence
8/27/2020 Senate Amendment (changing reporting date to Thursday September 10, 2020) adopted, pending concurrence
9/3/2020 House House concurred

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