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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1082        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 549

 

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

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

Michael R. Knapik

 

Bruce E. Tarr

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1082        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 549

By Mr. Ross,  a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 549) of Richard J. Ross, George T. Ross, Randy Hunt, Michael R. Knapik and others for legislation relative to health insurance penalties.  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 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, as so appearing in the General Laws, is hereby amended by inserting, after the second paragraph, the following paragraph:- 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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