HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 579        FILED ON: 1/13/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2393

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act providing for special death benefits to fallen public safety officers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 579        FILED ON: 1/13/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2393

By Mr. Puppolo of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2393) of Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr. and others for legislation to provide special line-of-duty death benefits to public safety officers.  Public Service.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2263 OF 2013-2014.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

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An Act providing for special death benefits to fallen public safety officers.

 

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. Section 100 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “death”, in line 22, the following words:- provided, however, that for the purpose of any payment on or after December 1, 2010 the term amount of pension shall in no case be less than the full salary payable to a police officer in the next grade-step (in the case of a deceased police officer) or a firefighter in the next grade-step (in the case of a deceased firefighter) while employed by a department or uniformed force on the date of such employee's death. Provided further that for the purpose of any payment on or after December 1, 2010, the term amount of pension shall in no case be less than the earnings that would have been payable to a police superior officer were he or she in the next grade-step of a supervisory position (in the case of a police superior officer deceased on or after December 1, 2010 who had been appointed to and was serving in such a supervisory position) or payable to a fire officer were he or she in the next grade-step of a supervisory position (in the case of a fire officer deceased on or after December 1, 2010 who had been appointed to and was serving in such a supervisory position) employed by a department or uniformed force on the date of such employee's death.