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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT FURTHER REGULATING THE DISABILITY BENEFITS PROVIDED TO CERTAIN POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS.

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 94B of chapter 32 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the word “skin”, in line 3, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, the following word:- , breasts.

SECTION 2. Said section 94B of said chapter 32 is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “oral”, in line 4, as so appearing, the following word:- , reproductive.

SECTION 3. Section 111F of chapter 41 of the General Laws, as amended by section 8 of chapter 161 of the acts of 2017, is hereby further amended by adding the following paragraph:-

The presumption established in section 94B of chapter 32 shall apply in determining eligibility for leave without loss of pay under this section when such leave is taken: (i) by a person serving in a position covered by both this section and said section 94B of said chapter 32; and (ii) as a result of a disabling condition of cancer identified in said section 94B of said chapter 32.

 

Approved, July 20, 2018