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The 193rd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill H.2005 192nd (2021 - 2022)

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

By Mr. Kearney of Scituate, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2005) of Patrick Joseph Kearney and Christopher Hendricks 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 4 actions for Bill H.2005
Date Branch Action
3/29/2021 House Referred to the committee on Labor and Workforce Development
3/29/2021 Senate Senate concurred
4/30/2021 Joint Hearing scheduled for 05/11/2021 from 10:30 AM-02:30 PM in Virtual Hearing
9/6/2022 House Accompanied a study order, see H5023

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