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  • Chapter 89 AN ACT RELATIVE TO HEALTH INSURANCE FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE TOWN OF HARWICH.

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 chapter 32B of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, an elected official of the town of Harwich who works fewer than 20 hours per week and receives less than $10,000 in compensation annually shall not be eligible for participation in the town’s contributory health and life insurance plan, but may nevertheless receive coverage under the plan if the elected official pays to the town 100 per cent of the cost of participation in the plan plus any administrative costs that may be assessed by the board of selectmen.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 1 of this act, whereas the position of town clerk is a full-time elected position, the person holding the position of town clerk shall remain eligible for participation in the town’s contributory health and life insurance plan on the same terms and at the same rate of contribution as non-union full-time employees of the town. If, in the future, the position of the town clerk is no longer a full-time position and the town clerk works fewer than 20 hours per week and receives less than $10,000 in compensation annually, then section 1 of this act would apply.

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding section 1 of this act, any official elected before May 1, 2012, who works fewer than 20 hours per week and receives less than $10,000 in compensation annually, and who, as of the effective date of this act, participates in the town’s contributory health and life insurance plan shall be eligible to continue to participate in the plan until the expiration of their current term. After expiration of the elected official’s current term, the elected official may only receive coverage under the plan if the elected official pays 100 per cent of the cost of the participation and any applicable administration costs.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, September 26, 2013.