Larson's Legislative Roundup 8/10/08

Larson's Legislative Roundup 8/10/08

Massachusetts S.B. 2785 - Signed by Governor 8/6/08, Chapter No. 258-2008. An Act providing for the public higher education capital improvement needs of the commonwealth. Section 13A provides: Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a private entity engaged in a construction, development, renovation, remodeling, reconstruction, rehabilitation or redevelopment project receiving funds pursuant to this act shall properly classify individuals employed on the project and shall comply with all laws concerning workers' compensation insurance coverage, unemployment insurance, social security taxes and income taxes with respect to all such employees. Full text version available to lexis.com subscribers.

New York S.B. 2038 - Vetoed by Governor 8/5/2008. An Act that sought to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to including Lyme disease as an occupational disease. Full text version available to lexis.com subscribers.