HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1876        FILED ON: 1/14/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2402



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act relative to teacher pensions and military service..


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: Chapter 32, Section 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end of Section 4 (1) (h) the following:

“Any member of a teacher’s retirement system in the Commonwealth is entitled to add, for purposes of receiving the minimum teacher’s pension, time served in service as a member of the United States military, active or non-active. Such time shall be added only to the point which allows for said member to reach the minimum requirements necessary to receive a teacher’s pension.”

SECTION 2: This Act shall take effect upon its passage.