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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1128        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1412


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Martha M. Walz


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 independent contractors.






Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik


Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Michael J. Rodrigues


Stanley C. Rosenberg

Hampshire and Franklin

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Bruce E. Tarr


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1128        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1412

By Ms. Walz of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1412) of Martha M. Walz and others relative to certain independent contractors under the labor laws.  Labor and Workforce Development. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1844 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to independent contractors.


              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to adjust the requirements for independent contractors, 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:

              SECTION 1. Section 148B of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking, in line 8, the word "and" and inserting in place thereof the word:- or.


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