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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2483        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bradley H. Jones, Jr.


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 the establishment of a minimum training wage.






Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Bruce E. Tarr


George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2483        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

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By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2302) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to the establishment of a minimum training wage.  Labor and Workforce Development


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to the establishment of a minimum training wage.


              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. Section 1 of chapter 151, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end of the first paragraph the following:

              “This section shall not apply to workers under the age of eighteen during the first 90 days of employment.  Said 90 day period shall be referred to as a training period.  A wage of less than $0.50 below the minimum wage, in any occupation, during a training period as defined in this chapter, shall conclusively be presumed to be oppressive and unreasonable, unless the commissioner has expressly approved or shall expressly approve the establishment and payment of a lesser wage under the provisions of sections seven and nine.”.

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