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Disqualification for benefits.

SECTION 126.   Section 25 of chapter 151A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

(k) The department of unemployment assistance shall promulgate regulations providing that any employee discharged for deliberate misconduct consisting of: (i) stealing from such employee's place of employment; (ii) illegal drug use while at work; or (iii) drunkenness while at work shall be determined to be ineligible for benefits without regard to whether or not the employer had a written policy against such conduct.