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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 852         FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1267

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Nick Collins

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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 relative to the liability standards of public employers .

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Nick Collins

4th Suffolk

Christopher G. Fallon

33rd Middlesex

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 852        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1267

By Mr. Collins of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1267) of Nick Collins and others relative to claims against the Commonwealth regarding gross negligence.  The Judiciary. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2815 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the liability standards of public employers .
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              Chapter 258 section 2 is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph at the end thereof:-

              Notwithstanding any special, general law or regulation to the contrary; in such cases where a public employee injured while in the performance of their duty, or the Executor of the estate of a public employee killed while in the performance of their duty can prove that gross negligence of their employer contributed to said injury or death, the employee, or the estate of the employee may pursue the employer in excess of one hundred thousand dollars.

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