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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1015         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1696

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Marc R. Pacheco

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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 to require restroom breaks for public transit.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Marc R. Pacheco

First Plymouth and Bristol

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1015        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1696

By Mr. Pacheco, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1696) of Marc R. Pacheco, John F. Keenan and Michael D. Brady for legislation relative to restroom breaks for public transit.  Transportation. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act to require restroom breaks for public transit.
 

              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide bathroom breaks to transit workers, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health.
 

              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. (A) Any provider of public transit authorized  under Chapter 161A or 161B of General Laws shall provide to any person operating a commercial motor vehicle for the purpose of providing public transit an appropriate rest period to utilize the nearest convenient restroom.

              (B) “Appropriate rest period" means: A period of rest of not less than ten minutes for every segment of four hours or major part thereof worked in one work period without deduction from the employee's pay.

              (C) Nothing in this section prohibits employers and employees from establishing appropriate rest periods different from those provided in this section pursuant to a collective bargaining agreement.

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