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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 679        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 468


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Ronald Mariano


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 workers' compensation insurance.






Ronald Mariano

3rd Norfolk

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Stephen Stat Smith

28th Middlesex

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Robert M. Koczera

11th Bristol

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 679        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 468

By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 468) of Ronald Mariano and others relative to the penalties for certain violations of the workers' compensation insurance law.  The Judiciary.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to workers' compensation insurance.


              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 25C of chapter 152 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended in subsection (5), by striking out in the first sentence the words, “a fine of not more than one thousand five hundred dollars or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both”, and inserting in place thereof the following:- imprisonment in the state prison for not more than 5 years or by imprisonment in jail for not less than 6 months nor more than 2 1/2 years or by a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $10,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

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