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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 275         FILED ON: 1/9/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2414


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.


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.






Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

John H. Rogers

12th Norfolk

James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk

Steven M. Walsh

11th Essex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 275        FILED ON: 1/9/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2414

By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2414) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others relative to the sanctity of collective bargaining agreements with non-commissioned officers of the Department of State Police.  Public Service. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 1403 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



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.”

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