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Event Detail – Joint Committee on Public Service

Status:Completed

Event Date:3/8/2011

Start Time:12:00 PM

Location: Gardner Auditorium Get Directions

Item Name Start Time Duration Webcast
Joint Committee on Public Service hearing on bills related to GIC 3/8/2011
11:59 AM
07:15:00 Recorded
*Scheduled Start

Event Description

The Joint Committee on Public Service holds a public hearing on bills related to the Group Insurance Commission in Gardner Auditorium. Sen. Katherine Clark and Rep. John W. Scibak co-chair the committee.

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Item Bill Number Bill Title Sponsor
1 H36 A message from His Excellency the Governor relative to further strengthening the Commonwealth’s partnership with its municipalities
2 H673 By Mr. Bastien of Gardner, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 673) of Richard Bastien (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation authorizing the city of Gardner to join the Group Insurance Commission. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.] Richard Bastien
3 H696 By Representative Harrington of Groton and Senator Donoghue, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 696) of Sheila C. Harrington and Eileen M. Donoghue (by vote of the town) that the town of Groton be authorized to participate in the group insurance plan of the Commonwealth. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.] Sheila C. Harrington
Eileen M. Donoghue
4 H697 By Representative Harrington of Groton and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 697) of Sheila C. Harrington and James B. Eldridge (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Ayer to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies for employees retirees and dependents of said town without being subject to collective bargaining. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.] Sheila C. Harrington
James B. Eldridge
5 H1627 By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1627) of Kevin J. Murphy, Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and Eileen M. Donoghue (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Lowell be exempt from certain collective bargaining procedures in the purchase of group insurance policies for employees and retired employees of said city. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.] Kevin J. Murphy
6 H1844 By Representative Benson of Lunenburg and Senator Eldridge, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1844) of Jennifer E. Benson and James B. Eldridge that the town of Harvard be authorized to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies for employees and dependents without being subject to collective bargaining. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.] Jennifer E. Benson
James B. Eldridge
7 H1847 By Mr. Walsh of Framingham, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1847) of Chris Walsh, Tom Sannicandro and Karen E. Spilka (by vote of the town) relative to collective bargaining of health insurance in the town of Framingham. Public Service. [Local Approval Received.] Chris Walsh
8 H2410 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.] Cory Atkins
9 H2457 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2457) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to health insurance reform for municipal employees. Public Service. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
10 H2458 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2458) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to local approval of municipal health insurance reform. Public Service. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
11 H2459 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2459) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to municipal health insurance plans. Public Service. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
12 H2469 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2469) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to expediting the transitions of cities, towns and districts into the contributory group general or blanket insurance programs. Public Service. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
13 H2470 By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2470) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to Medicare health plans for municipal employees. Public Service. Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
14 H2950 By Ms. Dykema of Holliston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2950) of Carolyn C. Dykema and others relative to health insurance for municipal employees and retirees. Public Service. Carolyn C. Dykema
15 H2964 By Mr. Kulik of Worthington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2964) of Stephen Kulik and others for legislation to provide health insurance parity between municipal health care plans and Group Insurance Commission plans. Public Service. Stephen Kulik
16 H2969 By Ms. Peisch of Wellesley, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2969) of Alice Hanlon Peisch relative to municipal health care reimbursement. Public Service. Alice Hanlon Peisch
17 S1290 By Mr. Donnelly, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1290) of Lewis, Eldridge, Moore and other members of the General Court for legislation relative to health reimbursement accounts [Joint Committee on Public Service]. Kenneth J. Donnelly
18 S1291 By Mr. Donnelly, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1291) of Donnelly for legislation relative to group insurance benefits for certain public retirees [Joint Committee on Public Service]. Kenneth J. Donnelly
19 S1299 By Ms. Flanagan, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1299) of Harrington and Flanagan for legislation to authorize the town of Townsend to negotiate and purchase group insurnace policies for employees and dependents without being subject to collective bargaining [Local Approval Received] [Joint Committee on Public Service]. Jennifer L. Flanagan
20 S1308 By Ms. Jehlen, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1308) of Jehlen for legislation relative to the bargainability of health insurance for part-time municipal employees [Joint Committee on Public Service]. Patricia D. Jehlen
21 S1324 By Mr. Kennedy, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1324) of Kennedy (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative retiree and employee health care premiums in the city of Brockton [Joint Committee on Public Service]. Thomas P. Kennedy
22 S1358 By Mr. Petruccelli, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1358) of Petruccelli for legislalation to establish municipal group insurance commission bodies [Joint Committee on Public Service]. Anthony W. Petruccelli
23 S1377 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1377) of Lyons, Hill and Tarr (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the town of Boxford to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies [Local Approval Received] [Joint Committee on Public Service]. Bruce E. Tarr
24 S1381 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1381) of Swan, Knapik and Tarr for legislation to expand insurance choices for state and local employees [Joint Committee on Public Service]. Bruce E. Tarr
25 S1382 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1382) of Swan, Knapik and Tarr for legislation to control municipal health care costs and to provide access to more choices for municipal employees [Joint Committee on Public Service]. Bruce E. Tarr
26 S1383 By Mr. Tarr, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1383) of Levy and Tarr for legislation to increase competition in municipal health insurance [Joint Committee on Public Service]. Bruce E. Tarr

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