Amendment #993 to H3600

Employment of Individuals with Disabilities

Representatives Collins of Boston, Provost of Somerville, Chan of Quincy, Scaccia of Boston, Golden of Lowell, Moran of Boston, Hunt of Boston, Khan of Newton and Garlick of Needham move to amend the bill by adding the following section:

 

“Section XX: (a) Any contract issued for services in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts or any political subdivision there-in that receives appropriated funds from the legislature of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall at a minimum employ 10% of individuals hired within that contract be individuals with disabilities.

 

(b) Such services shall include but not be limited to janitorial and custodial services, landscaping services, mailroom services, food services, fleet management, manufacturing, trash removal, document destruction, electronic scanning of documents, and facility management services including but not limited to HVAC Services, Painting, Emergency Repair Series, and Snow Removal.

 

(c) For the purposes of this act, an individual with a disability will be defined as; someone (i) who has a severe physical or mental impairment which seriously limits one or more functional capacities (such as mobility, communication, self-care, self-direction, interpersonal skills, work tolerance, or work skills) in terms of an employment outcome; (ii) someone whose vocational rehabilitation can be expected to require multiple vocational rehabilitation services over an extended period of time; and (iii) someone who has one or more physical or mental disabilities resulting from amputation, arthritis, autism, blindness, burn injury, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, deafness, head injury, heart disease, hemiplegia, hemophilia, respiratory or pulmonary dysfunction, mental retardation, mental illness, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, musculo-skeletal disorders, neurological disorders (including stroke and epilepsy), paraplegia, quadriplegia, and other spinal cord conditions, sickle cell anemia, specific learning disability, end-stage renal disease, or another disability or combination of disabilities determined on the basis of an assessment for determining eligibility and vocational rehabilitation to cause comparable substantial functional limitation.

 

(d) The SDO (Supplier Diversity Office) shall, in consultation with the Massachusetts Office on Disability, oversee, monitor and insure compliance with the aforementioned provision.”.

 


Amendment #993 to H3600

Employment of Individuals with Disabilities

Representative:

James J. O'Day

Mathew Muratore