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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3035         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3317

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Peter J. Durant

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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 retirement and health insurance benefits in Massachusetts.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

Barry Greenfield

77 Gale Rd.

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3035        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3317

By Mr. Durant of Spencer, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3317) of Peter J. Durant and others relative to municipal retirement and health insurance benefits .  Public Service. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to retirement and health insurance benefits in Massachusetts.
 

              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 32 is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

              Section 106. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 4B of chapter 4, or chapter 32, or chapter 32B of the General laws, or of any other general or special law to the contrary, all municipalities within the Commonwealth shall have the option, at the discretion of the mayor and city council or board of selectmen, of providing a retirement or pension plan or health insurance benefits to employees hired after the effective date of this act, including health insurance to such employees upon retirement, on such terms and conditions as said mayor and city council or board of selectmen determines to be fair, reasonable and equitable, and in the best interests of the town. Prior to providing such plans or benefits, said governing body shall hold at least 1 public hearing, notice of which shall be provided in a newspaper of general circulation in the municipality in each of the 2 weeks immediately prior to said hearing. Said retirement, pension plan, or health insurance benefits shall be subject to bargaining under chapter 150E of the General Laws for employees represented by employee organizations that are covered by said chapter. The municipality may provide different premiums, contribution rates, plan designs, or retirement benefits to different groups or classes of employees.

              This section shall not affect the health insurance or retirement benefits of employees or retirees that were employed for the town prior to the effective date of this act.

              SECTION 2. This act shall take effect 90 days following its passage.

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