HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1376        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1692

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Tackey Chan

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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 binding arbitration.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

1/15/2015

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1376        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1692

By Mr. Chan of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1692) of Tackey Chan relative to binding arbitration for public employee collective bargaining proceedings.  Labor and Workforce Development.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1706 OF 2013-2014.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act relative to binding arbitration.

 

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.  Chapter 150E of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking paragraph 5 in section 9, and inserting the following:—

If the impasse continues after the publication of the fact-finding report, either party, or the parties acting jointly, may petition the board to initiate arbitration proceedings, the result of which shall be a final and binding decision. Upon receipt of such petition, the board shall appoint a panel of three arbitrators from a list of qualified persons. In the alternative, the parties may agree upon the arbitrators and then notify the board of such agreement and choice of arbitrators. The panel shall transmit its finding and is final and binding decision to the board and to both parties within thirty days after the date of its appointment.