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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1068         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1760

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Tom Sannicandro

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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 strengthening the civil penalties of stop work orders under the workers' compensation statute.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1068        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1760

By Mr. Sannicandro of Ashland, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1760) of Tom Sannicandro and Chris Walsh relative to strengthening the civil penalties of stop work orders under the workers' compensation statute.  Labor and Workforce Development. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2308 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 strengthening the civil penalties of stop work orders under the workers' compensation statute.
 

              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. Subsection (1) of section 25C, of chapter 152 of the General Laws, as appearing in

              the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by replacing the last sentence and inserting in place

              thereof the following:- Such order shall take effect immediately upon its service upon said

              employer, unless such employer provides evidence, satisfactory to the commissioner or his

              designee, of having secured any necessary insurance or self-insurance and pays a civil penalty

              into the private employer trust fund in an amount equal to three times the amount the employer

              would have paid in premium for coverage in the assigned risk pool, during any period the

              employer illegally failed to secure insurance or self-insurance as required by section 25A of this

              chapter. Said period shall include the first full day the employer failed to secure insurance or

              self-insurance through the date of payment of the penalty herein provided and of production of

              evidence of insurance or self insurance. If said period is determined to be seven business days or

              less, the employer shall pay into the private employer trust fund two hundred fifty dollars for

              each day the employer failed to secure insurance or self insurance.

              SECTION 2. Subsection (2) of section 25C, of chapter 152 of the General Laws, as appearing in

              the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by replacing the fifth sentence of the first

              paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following:- If the commissioner or his designee

              finds at the hearing that the employer did or has not provided for all insurance or self-insurance

              required by this chapter, the stop work order shall be effective immediately on the conclusion of

              the hearing and shall remain in effect until such time as the employer provides evidence,

              satisfactory to the commissioner or his designees, of having secured any necessary insurance or

              self-insurance and pays a civil penalty into the private employer trust fund in the amount of those

              penalties contained in subsection (1) of section 25C of this chapter.

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