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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2786         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3313

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Shaunna O'Connell

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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 allowing voluntary registration of independent contractors.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Donald Humason

 

Leonard Mirra

2nd Essex

Keiko M. Orrall

12th Bristol

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

David T. Vieira

3rd Barnstable


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2786        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3313

By Mrs. O'Connell of Taunton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3313) of Shaunna O'Connell and others relative to allowing voluntary registration of independent contractors.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act allowing voluntary registration of independent contractors.
 

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

              Section 148B of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “performed”,  in line 9, the following words:--  ; however, an individual shall not be considered to be an employee of the clients or customers served under contract if the individual has registered online with the department of revenue as pursuing a livelihood as an independent contractor at a trade, occupation, profession, or business and attested to all of the following: (i) the registration is entirely voluntary, meaning free from coercion by a client or customer or employer; (ii) the individual is enrolled as a payroll-tax paying entity with the department of revenue and other state agencies listed in the online registration as overseeing employment compliance; (iii) the individual is pursuing multiple client or customer relationships for the trade, occupation, profession or business; and (iv) the individual agrees to keep auditable records of client or customer relationships.

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