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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 726         FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 136

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. O'Day

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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 to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with federal law meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

John J. Mahoney

13th Worcester

Thomas P. Conroy

13th Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 726        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 136

By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 136) of James J. O'Day and others relative to job opportunities for people with disabilities.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 982 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to increase the Commonwealth's compliance with federal law meeting requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
 

              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 61 of chapter 7 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official  Edition, is hereby amended by adding after subsection (q) the following paragraphs: -

              The Executive Office of Administration and Finance shall develop standards to identify and recruit with the intent to hire qualified applicants with disabilities; said standards shall apply to all vendors providing direct services under multi-year contracts or grants funded by agencies   within the Executive Offices of the Commonwealth. Standards shall include a commitment to hiring people with disabilities and training all employees involved in hiring decisions on the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

              The Executive Office Administration and Finance shall report its findings, which shall include the progress made toward achieving this employment goal by enumerating percentages  of people with disabilities employed by total head count and new hires at the beginning and end of contract period, to the Clerk of the House of Representatives; the Clerk of the Senate; the Joint Committee on Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities; and the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development no later than  October 31, 2013, and thereafter, no later than October 31 annually.

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