Event Detail – Joint Committee on Public Service

Status:Completed

Event Date:3/8/2011

Start Time:12:00 PM

Location: Arlington Town Hall

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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 H1844 An Act to authorize the town of Harvard to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies for employees and dependents without being subject to collective bargaining Jennifer E. Benson
James B. Eldridge
2 H2469 An Act relative to expediting the transition of cities and towns to the general insurance commission Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
3 S1299 An Act to authorize the town of Townsend to negotiate and purchase group insurnace policies for employees and dependents without being subject to collective bargaining Jennifer L. Flanagan
4 H2459 An Act regarding municipal health insurance plans Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
5 S1377 An Act authorizing the Town of Boxford to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies. Bruce E. Tarr
6 S1290 An Act relative to health reimbursement accounts. Kenneth J. Donnelly
7 H2458 An Act relative to local approval of municipal health insurance reform Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
8 H2457 An Act relative to municipal health insurance reform Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
9 H2470 An Act relative to municipal medicare Bradley H. Jones, Jr.
10 H673 An Act to authorize the city of Gardner to negotiate and purchase group insuranace policies for employees and dependents without being subject to collective bargaining Richard Bastien
11 H696 An Act authorizing the town of Groton to provide for group insurance Sheila C. Harrington
Eileen M. Donoghue
12 H697 An Act to authorize the town of Ayer to negotiate and purchase group insurance policies for employees retirees and dependents without being subject to collective bargaining Sheila C. Harrington
James B. Eldridge
13 H1627 An Act relative to the Insurance policies for employees of the city of Lowell Kevin J. Murphy
14 S1308 An Act relative to the bargainability of health insurance for part-time municipal employees. Patricia D. Jehlen
15 S1291 An Act relative to Medicare part B premium reimbursement for certain public retirees Kenneth J. Donnelly
16 H2964 An Act to provide health insurance parity for municipalities and local taxpayers Stephen Kulik
17 S1324 An Act relative to the City of Brockton's contribution to the health insurance premium of its retirees and employees’ and to the schedules of benefits for health insurance plans offered by the city. Thomas P. Kennedy
18 H1847 An Act rescinding the town of Framingham's acceptance of G.L. C. 32B, §19 Chris Walsh
19 S1381 An Act expanding insurance choices for state and local employees Bruce E. Tarr
20 S1358 An Act establishing municipal group insurance commission bodies Anthony W. Petruccelli
21 S1382 An Act to control municipal health care costs and to provide access to more choices for municipal employees. Bruce E. Tarr
22 S1383 An Act to increase competition in municipal health insurance Bruce E. Tarr
23 H2410 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 Cory Atkins
24 H2969 An Act relative to municipal health care reimbursement Alice Hanlon Peisch
25 H2950 An Act relative to municipal health care Carolyn C. Dykema
26 H36 An Act further strengthening the Commonwealth’s partnership with its municipalities