Amend the bill by striking out everything after the enacting clause and inserting the following:
‘Sec. 1. 26 MRSA §979-T is enacted to read:
During the interim after the expiration of a collective bargaining agreement and before the effective date of any subsequent collective bargaining agreement, state employees covered by the expired collective bargaining agreement remain eligible for and must receive merit increases in accordance with the terms and conditions set forth in the expired collective bargaining agreement.’
Amend the bill by relettering or renumbering any nonconsecutive Part letter or section number to read consecutively.
This amendment removes the requirement that a public employer is required to pay any increase in employee health insurance premiums occurring during the interim between the expiration of a state employee collective bargaining agreement and before the effective date of any subsequent bargaining agreement.
FISCAL NOTE REQUIRED