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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1930         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1633

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. O'Day

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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 protect social workers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1930        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1633

By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1633) of James J. O'Day and Michael D. Brady relative to compensation of social workers who are physically injured in the performance of duty.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2549 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to protect social workers.
 

              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 58 of Chapter 30 of the General laws is amended by striking the fourth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following new paragraph:-  

              "Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, an employee who, while in the performance of duty, receives bodily injuries resulting from acts of violence of patients prisoners, or children in his caseload or parents of said children, and who as a result of such injury would be entitled to benefits under said chapter one hundred and fifty-two, shall be paid the difference between the weekly cash benefits to which he would be entitled under said chapter one hundred and fifty-two and his regular salary, without such absence being charged against available sick leave credits, even if such absence may be for less than eight calendar days' duration." 

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