HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1564        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2296

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

William C. Galvin

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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 relative to certain state police retirement benefits.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

William C. Galvin

6th Norfolk

Benjamin B. Downing

Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin and Hampden

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1564        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2296

By Mr. Galvin of Canton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2296) of William C. Galvin and others relative to the retirement benefits of certain state police officers.  Public Service.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2334 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 relative to certain state police retirement benefits.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

Notwithstanding section 26 of chapter 22C of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, Kerry McHugh, Dermot Moriarty, Richard Eubanks and Steven DelNegro, shall annually or retroactively be eligible to pay into the state retirement system a sum equal to the salary differential between the ranks of sergeant and lieutenant as each individual has already retired.  Within 30 days of the effective date of this act, the state retirement board shall inform the persons named of such eligibility.  Within 60 days of receipt by an individual of the notice of eligibility, an individual so informed shall notify the state retirement board in writing of the intent to pay said retirement differential and continue to pay any such differential from the date that each individual had retired in order to have their retirement calculated at the rate of lieutenant under this act.  The board shall annually calculate the amount owed together with any interest and upon a participating individual’s retirement shall pay said retiree at the level of a lieutenant.  The above individuals who have retired shall have their rank designation from the Department of State Police be amended to lieutenant as a result of two individuals who were promoted to lieutenant before them with lower examination scores on the lieutenant promotional examination.  The amended rank designation to lieutenant is for retirement purposes only.