Rejected

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Municipal Retirees collecting a pension and unemployment benefits

Messrs. Tarr, Hedlund, Ross and Humason moved that the bill be amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:-

“SECTION_. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary there shall be a special commission to conduct an investigation and study of public sector retirees who return to work while receiving a defined benefit pension and then stop working and collect unemployment benefits. The commission shall consist of 9 members: the director of the department of unemployment assistance or designee, the secretary of labor and workforce development or designee, 2 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the senate president and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 2 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house; the president of the Massachusetts taxpayer’s foundation, or a designee; the executive vice-president of associated industries of Massachusetts, or a designee; and the executive director of the Massachusetts municipal association, or a designee.

The commission shall submit said report along with any recommendations to the clerks of the house and senate and the joint committee on labor and workforce development no later than December 31, 2014.”