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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.4749 191st (2019 - 2020)

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.

Cosponsors

Name District/Address
Christopher Hendricks 11th Bristol
James Arciero 2nd Middlesex
Tram T. Nguyen 18th Essex
Patrick Joseph Kearney 4th Plymouth
Claire D. Cronin 11th Plymouth
Nika C. Elugardo 15th Suffolk
William L. Crocker, Jr. 2nd Barnstable
David Paul Linsky 5th Middlesex
Susannah M. Whipps 2nd Franklin
Gerard J. Cassidy 9th Plymouth
Alyson M. Sullivan 7th Plymouth
Patricia A. Haddad 5th Bristol
Natalie M. Higgins 4th Worcester
Denise Provost 27th Middlesex
Mathew J. Muratore 1st Plymouth
Stephan Hay 3rd Worcester
Adrian C. Madaro 1st Suffolk
José F. Tosado 9th Hampden
Antonio F. D. Cabral 13th Bristol
Kevin G. Honan 17th Suffolk
Sean Garballey 23rd Middlesex
Shawn Dooley 9th Norfolk
Maria Duaime Robinson 6th Middlesex
Peter Capano 11th Essex
John Barrett, III 1st Berkshire
Thomas M. Stanley 9th Middlesex
Lindsay N. Sabadosa 1st Hampshire
Marcos A. Devers 16th Essex
James K. Hawkins 2nd Bristol
Brian M. Ashe 2nd Hampden
Tami L. Gouveia 14th Middlesex
Anne M. Gobi Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex
Timothy R. Whelan 1st Barnstable
David Allen Robertson 19th Middlesex
Kay Khan 11th Middlesex
John H. Rogers 12th Norfolk
Natalie M. Blais 1st Franklin
Alan Silvia 7th Bristol

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