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Setting Contribution Rates

SECTION 31.   Section 7A of said chapter 32B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the last sentence in the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following:-

Notwithstanding any general or special law or collective bargaining agreement to the contrary, in the case of a city, the city council acting with the approval of the mayor subject to the charter of said city, in the case of a town having a town council, the town council, and in every other town, the town meeting, shall set its maximum total monthly premium contribution, but, no eligible employee shall be required to pay more than 50 per cent of the total monthly premium cost or rate. Subject to the above limitations, a governmental unit may provide different subsidiary or additional rates to any group or class within that unit.