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COVID presumption legislation

Discussion in 'Politics & Law Enforcement' started by 02136colonel, Jul 29, 2020.

  1. 02136colonel

    02136colonel Supporting Member

    I’ve mentioned this issue before in other threads, but given that it is currently moving through the committee process, and is completely overshadowed by SB 2800 etc, I wanted to give it its own thread.
    There are currently two bills, House Bill 4611 and Senate Bill 2602, pending on Beacon Hill that will provide nurses and public safety personnel with a presumption that any COVID cases or likely COVID cases, that we experience, are presumed to be line of duty.
    Both bills have been reported favorably by the Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, and are currently before Ways and Means. Both the Senate and House Ways and Means Committees have hundreds of bills pending before them, many of which will never be reported out an will “die in committee”. In fact, the majority of legislation that never becomes law, dies in committee rather than actually being voted down.
    We all need to write to our own Senators and Representatives, as well as to the members of the Ways and Means Committees, to ask them to favorably report this legislation out of ways and means, and to support it moving forward. We should also request that the legislation be made retroactive for people who already became sick in the first wave of Covid
    Here’s a list of members of the Ways and Means committees:
    https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/H34/191
    https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/S30/191/Members
     
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