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The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. O'Day

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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 the employment of certain workers by National Grid.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex

Daniel J. Ryan

2nd Suffolk

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

Michael S. Day

31st Middlesex

Daniel Cullinane

12th Suffolk

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Daniel J. Hunt

13th Suffolk

Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex

Christine P. Barber

34th Middlesex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Juana B. Matias

16th Essex

Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

James M. Kelcourse

1st Essex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4975        FILED ON: 7/18/2018

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By Mr. O'Day of West Boylston, a petition (subject to Joint Rule 12) of James J. O'Day and others relative to the distribution of certain public funds used by National Grid.  Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act relative to the employment of certain workers by National Grid.

 

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to establish forthwith certain limitations on expenditure of public funds, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
 

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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no public funds shall be expended to upgrade, repair, maintain, install, or perform any substantially similar work on gas distribution systems used by National Grid.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 116B of chapter 164 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, National Grid shall not apply for funds under chapter 90 to assist in paying the costs of the maintenance and improvement its gate boxes located in the streets, roads or sidewalks.

SECTION 3.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of public utilities shall not permit an increase in the rate for consumer gas or electric distribution, or provide any rebate or rate relief, to National Grid.

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, National Grid shall continue to provide health insurance as provided for in its most recent agreement with, and to workers represented by United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012 and employed by National Grid on June 24, 2018.

SECTION 5. Sections 1 to 4, inclusive, are hereby repealed.

SECTION 6. Section 5 shall take effect upon the end of the lock out of workers represented by United Steelworkers Locals 12003 and 12012 by National Grid.