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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 968        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1767


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Ellen Story and Patricia D. Jehlen


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 further defining comparable work.






Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Cleon H. Turner

1st Barnstable

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Sonia Chang-Diaz

Second Suffolk

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Katherine M. Clark

Fifth Middlesex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Joan B.  Lovely

Second Essex

Daniel A. Wolf

Cape and Islands

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Paul R. Heroux

2nd Bristol

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 968        FILED ON: 1/15/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1767

By Ms. Story of Amherst and Senator Jehlen, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1767) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to further define comparable work.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


SEE SENATE, NO. 931 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act further defining comparable work.


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

              Chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence of section 105A the following sentence:-

              In any action brought under this section, the comparability of two positions shall be solely based on whether the two positions entail comparable skill, effort, responsibility and working conditions between employees of the opposite sex.

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