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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 711         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 696

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Sheila C. Harrington and Eileen M. Donoghue

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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 authorizing the town of Groton to provide for group insurance.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Eileen M. Donoghue

 


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 711        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 696

By Representative Harrington of Groton and Senator Donoghue, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 696) of Sheila C. Harrington and Eileen M. Donoghue (by vote of the town) that the town of Groton be authorized to participate in the group insurance plan of the Commonwealth.  Public Service.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act authorizing the town of Groton to provide for group insurance.
 

              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 chapters  32B and 150E of the General Laws, or any other general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the town of Groton may:  negotiate and purchase group insurance policies for employees, retirees and dependents, alter current and future group insurance plan design features,  and participate in and join the group insurance commission of the commonwealth under chapter 32A of the General Laws; provided, however, that any such action shall not be subject to collective bargaining as defined in chapter 150E of the General Laws.

              The provisions of this act shall not affect any obligation under any collective bargaining agreement to which the town of Groton is a party, while such agreements are in effect.

              SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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