SENATE DOCKET, NO. 183        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1390


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



James E. Timilty


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.






James E. Timilty


Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Michael F. Rush

Norfolk and Suffolk

Kenneth J. Donnelly


Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

John J. Binienda

17th Worcester

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Steven M. Walsh

11th Essex

Marc R. Pacheco


John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

Michael R. Knapik


James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Richard T. Moore


Michael O. Moore


Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Robert L. Hedlund


Bruce E. Tarr


Paul Adams

17th Essex

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Garrett J. Bradley

3rd Plymouth

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

Eileen M. Donoghue


James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge


Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Jennifer L. Flanagan


Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

John F. Keenan


John D. Keenan

7th Essex

Thomas P. Kennedy


David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester

Anthony W. Petruccelli


Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Walter F. Timilty

7th Norfolk

James T. Welch


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 183        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1390

By Mr. Timilty, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1390) of James E. Timilty, Sal N. DiDomenico, Michael F. Rush, Kenneth J. Donnelly and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.  Public Service.


SEE SENATE, NO. 1199 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining.


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 7(d) of chapter 150E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (q), the following new subsection:-

“(r ) sections one through thirty-one, inclusive, of chapter twenty-two C; provided, however, that any provision of the collective bargaining agreement entered into pursuant to chapter 150E by the Commonwealth and the employee organization representing the bargaining unit of the non-commissioned officers of the department of state police which conflicts with any provision of chapter twenty-two C can be suspended in the event of and only for the duration of an emergency which requires such suspension. For purposes of the sub-section, an emergency is defined as a condition in which the safety of the public is in imminent danger, such as a threat to life or health or where immediate law enforcement intervention is required to maintain or restore such public safety.”