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SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1956


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts




Senate, December 16, 2013.

BILL #:  S1951

BILL STATUS:  Favorable with Amendment





For the committee,


SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1956

The Senate committee on Ways and Means to whom was referred the petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1951) of Robert L. Hedlund, Brian A. Joyce and Mark J. Cusack for legislation establishing a sick leave bank for Trina Higgins, an employee of the Trial Court, reports the accompanying bill (Senate, No. 1956).


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act establishing a sick leave bank for Trina Higgins, an employee of the Trial Court.


              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith a sick leave bank for a certain employee of the trial court, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

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

              Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the trial court shall establish a sick leave bank for Trina Higgins, an employee of the Dorchester division of the Boston municipal court department of the trial court. Any employee of the trial court may voluntarily contribute 1 or more sick, personal or vacation days to the sick leave bank for use by Trina Higgins. Whenever Trina Higgins terminates employment with the trial court or requests to dissolve the sick leave bank, any remaining time in the sick leave bank shall be transferred to the trial court paid leave bank. Sick leave bank days shall not be used for absences unrelated to the illness or disability that necessitated the establishment of the sick leave bank as determined by the trial court.


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