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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2814         FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3543

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Geraldine M. Creedon

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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 fair share employer contribution.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Geraldine M. Creedon

11th Plymouth

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Geoff Diehl

7th Plymouth

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Timothy R. Madden

Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2814        FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3543

By Ms. Creedon of Brockton,  a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3543) of Geraldine M. Creedon and others relative to fair share employer health care contributions.  Health Care Financing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to fair share employer contribution.
 

              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.  Subsection (a) of section 188 of chapter 149, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following definition:-

              “Exempted employer”, an employer whose employees are dependents under a group health plan, as defined in 26 U.S.C. 5000(b)(1).

              SECTION 2.  Said section 188 of said chapter 149 is hereby further amended by striking out the first sentence, as appearing in section 135 of chapter 3 of the acts of 2011, and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-  For the purpose of more equitably distributing the costs of health care provided to uninsured residents of the commonwealth, each employer that (i) employs 11 or more full-time equivalent employees in the commonwealth and (ii) is not a contributing employer nor an exempted employer shall pay a per-employee contribution at a time and in a manner prescribed by the director of unemployment assistance, in this section called the fair share employer contribution.

              SECTION 3.  Said section 188 of said chapter 149, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby further amended by adding the following subsection:-

              (f) Each exempted employer shall provide the department with evidence that its employees are dependents under a group health plan, as defined by 26 U.S.C. 5000(b)(1), at a time and in a manner prescribed by the director of unemployment assistance.

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