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  • Acts
  • 2002
  • Chapter 169 AN ACT RELATIVE TO WORKERS' COMPENSATION COVERAGE FOR SOLE PROPRIETORS, PARTNERSHIPS AND CORPORATE OFFICERS.

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


Subsection (4) of section 1 of chapter 152 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the third paragraph the following 2 paragraphs:-

This chapter shall be elective for an officer or director of a corporation who owns at least 25 per cent of the issued and outstanding stock of the corporation. Notwithstanding section 46, these provisions shall apply only if the corporate officer provides the commissioner of industrial accidents with a written waiver of his rights under this chapter. Said commissioner shall promulgate regulations to carry out the purpose of this paragraph. Violations of this paragraph shall subject the corporation to the penalties set forth in section 25C.

For the purpose of this chapter, a sole proprietor at his option or a partnership at its option shall be an employee. A sole proprietor or partnership may elect coverage by securing insurance with a carrier.

Approved July 25, 2002.