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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2853         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2410

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cory Atkins

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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 to authorize the town of Chelmsford to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies for employees, retirees and dependents without being subject to collective bargaining.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cory Atkins

14th Middlesex

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

David M. Nangle

17th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2853        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2410

By Ms. Atkins of Concord, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2410) of Cory Atkins and others (by vote of the town) relative to authorizing the town of Chelmsford to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies for employees, retirees and dependents without being subject to collective bargaining.  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 to authorize the town of Chelmsford to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies for employees, retirees and dependents without being subject to 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. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 32B and chapter 150E of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Town of Chelmsford is authorized to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies for Employees, Retirees and Dependents without being subject to collective bargaining as defined in chapter 150E of the general laws.

              SECTION 2. Further, the Town of Chelmsford is also authorized to alter current and future plan design features, and that such action shall not be subject to collective bargaining as defined in chapter 150E of the general laws.

              SECTION 3. Further, the Town of Chelmsford is also authorized, but not mandated to participate in, and/or join the Group Insurance Commission ("GIC") pursuant to G.L. c32A, and such action shall not be subject to collective bargaining as defined in chapter 150E of the general laws.

              SECTION 4. The provisions of this act shall not affect the Town's obligations under any collective bargaining agreement(s) between the Town and any unions in effect on the effective date of this act; provided, however, that the Town's collective bargaining obligations with respect to group insurance policies under any such collective bargaining agreement(s) shall cease as of the expiration of the agreement(s), regardless of whether a successor collective bargaining agreement has been approved.

              SECTION 5. This action shall take effect upon its passage.

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