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Outside Section 110
Data Current as of:  9/11/2013

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Collective Bargaining for Municipal Public Safety Officers

SECTION 110.   Subsection (d) of section 7 of chapter 150E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after clause (p) the following clause:-

(p 1/2) the third paragraph of section 58 of chapter 31;

Veto Explanation:
I am vetoing this section because, although I approve Section 50, which allows collective bargaining agreements to extend the present requirement that police officers and firefighters reside within 10 miles of the employing municipality, this additional unnecessary section inadvertently allows such agreements to prevail over other existing statutory provisions that employees must reside in the Commonwealth and that prefer municipal residents on civil service eligible lists.