HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 999        FILED ON: 1/29/2021

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 494

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James K. Hawkins

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to a COVID-19 presumption for public employees.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

James K. Hawkins

2nd Bristol

1/29/2021

John E. Nelson, First Vice President / Legislative Director, Massachusetts Coalition of Police

P.O. Box 768 Millbury, MA. 01527

1/29/2021

Paul R. Feeney

Bristol and Norfolk

2/1/2021

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

2/1/2021

Bud L. Williams

11th Hampden

2/3/2021

Timothy R. Whelan

1st Barnstable

2/9/2021

Christina A. Minicucci

14th Essex

2/24/2021

David Allen Robertson

19th Middlesex

2/25/2021

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

2/26/2021

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

3/4/2021

Daniel Cahill

10th Essex

3/5/2021

Peter Capano

11th Essex

3/5/2021

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

3/4/2021

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

3/4/2021

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

3/4/2021

David Henry Argosky LeBoeuf

17th Worcester

3/10/2021

Tram T. Nguyen

18th Essex

3/3/2021

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

3/5/2021

Lindsay N. Sabadosa

1st Hampshire

3/4/2021

Jon Santiago

9th Suffolk

3/5/2021

Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex

3/5/2021

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

3/1/2021

Michael D. Brady

Second Plymouth and Bristol

3/11/2021

Brian W. Murray

10th Worcester

3/13/2021

Adam J. Scanlon

14th Bristol

3/14/2021

Jessica Ann Giannino

16th Suffolk

3/25/2021

Walter F. Timilty

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth

3/29/2021

Maria Duaime Robinson

6th Middlesex

4/1/2021

Brendan P. Crighton

Third Essex

4/28/2021

Christopher Hendricks

11th Bristol

7/12/2021

Tami L. Gouveia

14th Middlesex

7/12/2021


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 999        FILED ON: 1/29/2021

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 494

By Mr. Hawkins of Attleboro, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 494) of James K. Hawkins and others relative to a COVID-19 presumption for public employees.  Covid-19 and Emergency Preparedness and Management.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-Second General Court
(2021-2022)

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An Act relative to a COVID-19 presumption for public employees.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Section 1:- Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any employee of the commonwealth or its political subdivisions who was required to work during the Massachusetts state emergency related to COVID-19 declared on March 11, and required to report to a work location outside of their home, who contract, have symptoms of or otherwise becomes affected with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), that results in a period of hospitalization, quarantine, or require self-quarantined measures as a result of being infected or coming into contact with someone who is infected with this virus, shall have their medical condition or incapacity to work presumed to be work related.

Section 2:- Any employee of the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions who was required to work during the Massachusetts state emergency related to COVID-19 declared on March 11, and required to report to a work location outside of their home and who dies as a result of work-related COVID-19 shall be eligible for benefits under section 100 and 100A of Chapter 32 of the General Laws.

Section 3:- This act shall take effect upon passage.