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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 570         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 537

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Stephen Kulik

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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 providing for the protection of volunteer emergency medical technicians..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Stephen Kulik

1st Franklin

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 570        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 537

By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 537) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to protect volunteer firefighters from dismissal by their employers.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act providing for the protection of volunteer emergency medical technicians..
 

              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 177B of Chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the ____ Official Edition, is hereby amended in the second paragraph by striking out the following:

              “As used in this section, “responding to an emergency” shall mean responding to, working at the scene of, or returning from a fire or call of fire in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to prevent the imminent loss of life or property, where either such fire or such call of fire occurs during a period other than normal working hours of the employee”.

              And inserting in place thereof the following new sentence:

              “As used in this section, “responding to an emergency” shall mean responding to, working at the scene of or returning from a fire, rescue, emergency medical service call, hazardous materials incident, or a natural/man-made disaster or a call of a fire, rescue, emergency medical service call, hazardous materials incident or natural/man-made disaster in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to prevent the imminent loss of life or property, where such emergency occurs during a period other than normal working hours of the employee.”

              SECTION 2.

              Section 177B of Chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the ____ Official Edition, is hereby amended in the first paragraph by adding the words “or ambulance department” after the words “fire department” each time such words appear.

              SECTION3.

              Section 177B of Chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the ____ Official Edition, is hereby amended in the second sentence of the second paragraph by adding the words “or Emergency Medical Technician” after the word “firefighter”.

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