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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 181         FILED ON: 1/8/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1654

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cleon H. Turner

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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 making display of an invalid workers compensation certificate a criminal offense.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 181        FILED ON: 1/8/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1654

By Mr. Turner of Dennis, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1654) of Cleon H. Turner and Denise Andrews relative to making display of an invalid workers compensation certificate a criminal offense.  The Judiciary. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act making display of an invalid workers compensation certificate a criminal offense.
 

              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. Any employer required to maintain worker’s compensation insurance under chapter 152 of the General Laws who falsely asserts to an employee, customer or government official that the employer has an active workers’ compensation insurance policy or who presents, displays or shows a certificate of workers’ compensation insurance or certificate of self insurance when such certificate is invalid or has been cancelled, revoked, or otherwise terminated shall be punished by a fine of not less than one thousand dollars or imprisonment in a jail or house of correction for not more than two and one half years or both and shall be personally liable for any loss or damages to anyone who has relied on such false assertion or invalid certificate.

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