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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 540         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 563

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Richard J. Ross

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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 health insurance penalties.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Bruce E. Tarr

First Essex and Middlesex

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 540        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 563

By Mr. Ross, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 563) of Richard J. Ross, Bruce E. Tarr, Robert L. Hedlund and Michael R. Knapik for legislation relative to health insurance penalties.  Health Care Financing. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 549 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to health insurance penalties.
 

              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 2 of chapter 111M of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 33, after the word "penalty;" the following words:- provided, however, if during the course of a taxable year a taxpayer becomes unemployed and, as a result, loses health care coverage for the duration of that unemployed period, and that unemployed period is longer than 63 days, the taxpayer shall be exempt from the penalty for the duration of that unemployed period.

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