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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3078        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1341


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Sean Garballey


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 defibrillators in health clubs.






Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

William N. Brownsberger

Second Suffolk and Middlesex

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

David M. Rogers

24th Middlesex

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

John W. Scibak

2nd Hampshire

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Russell E. Holmes

6th Suffolk

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3078        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1341

By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1341) of Sean Garballey and others relative to actions against health clubs or their employees that arise in connection with the use or non-use of defibrillators.  The Judiciary. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 2230 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to defibrillators in health clubs.


              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 86 of Chapter 93 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the second paragraph and entering the following sentence:-

              “Absent a showing of gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct, no cause of action against a health club or its employees may arise in connection with the use of a defibrillator.”

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