HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1967        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2302


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Sean Garballey


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 increasing the COLA base.






Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Jason M. Lewis

Fifth Middlesex

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex

Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Tricia Farley-Bouvier

3rd Berkshire

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

James J. O'Day

14th Worcester

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

John C. Velis

4th Hampden

RoseLee Vincent

16th Suffolk

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

John V. Fernandes

10th Worcester

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Michelle M. DuBois

10th Plymouth

Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk

Anne M. Gobi

Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire and Middlesex

Thomas M. Petrolati

7th Hampden

James T. Welch


Paul W. Mark

2nd Berkshire

Gailanne M. Cariddi

1st Berkshire

Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex

Alice Hanlon Peisch

14th Norfolk

Paul Brodeur

32nd Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Patricia D. Jehlen

Second Middlesex

Frank I. Smizik

15th Norfolk

Kate Hogan

3rd Middlesex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

John J. Lawn, Jr.

10th Middlesex

Daniel Cullinane

12th Suffolk

William Smitty Pignatelli

4th Berkshire

Marc R. Pacheco

First Plymouth and Bristol

Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk

Robert L. Hedlund

Plymouth and Norfolk

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

James M. Murphy

4th Norfolk

Mark J. Cusack

5th Norfolk

James Arciero

2nd Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1967        FILED ON: 1/15/2015

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2302

By Mr. Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2302) of Sean Garballey and others relative to increasing the base for the calculation of cost-of-living increases for retired public employees.  Public Service.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court



An Act relative to increasing the COLA base.


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. Paragraph (c) of section 102 of said chapter 32, as so appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is amended by striking out in lines 32, 36 and 43 the dollar amount $13,000 and inserting in place thereof the following dollar amount: - $16,000.

SECTION 2.  The provisions of sections one of this act shall take effect for cost of living adjustments to be made, in accordance with the provisions of section 102 of said chapter 32, commencing July 1, 2015.