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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Bill HD.4102 192nd (Current)

An Act relative to compensation for paramedics and emergency medical technicians providing ambulance services during the COVID-19 Massachusetts state of emergency

By Ms. Tyler of Boston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of Chynah Tyler and others relative to compensation for paramedics and emergency medical technicians providing ambulance services during the COVID-19 state of emergency. Labor and Workforce Development.

Bill Information

Presenter:
Chynah Tyler
Status:
Referred to House Committee on Rules

Emergency Preamble

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to Whereas, the Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians staffing 911 ambulance response units during the COVID-19 state of emergency are at the front of the front line fighting this pandemic, providing first responder services alongside municipal police officers and fire fighters; Whereas, Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians staffing 911 ambulance response units employed by public and private Emergency Medical Service Employers are generally paid at rates much lower than other first responders in the municipalities they serve; Whereas, Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians staffing 911 ambulance response units during the COVID-19 state of emergency are exposed to the disease and hazardous conditions at rates equal to or greater than other first responders, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.

Docket History

Displaying 1 action for Bill HD.4102
Date Branch Action
11/2/2021 House Referred to the committee on House Rules

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