HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 860        FILED ON: 1/17/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1359


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Claire D. Cronin


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 credible service for school nurses.






Date Added:

Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth


Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex


Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden


Thomas M. Stanley

9th Middlesex


Jack Lewis

7th Middlesex


Natalie Higgins

4th Worcester


Daniel M. Donahue

16th Worcester


James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex


Mathew Muratore

1st Plymouth


Diana DiZoglio

14th Essex


James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex


Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable


Michael D. Brady

Second Plymouth and Bristol


Marjorie C. Decker

25th Middlesex


Bruce J. Ayers

1st Norfolk


Sal N. DiDomenico

Middlesex and Suffolk


Steven Ultrino

33rd Middlesex


Brian M. Ashe

2nd Hampden


Louis L. Kafka

8th Norfolk


Daniel Cullinane

12th Suffolk


Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex


James B. Eldridge

Middlesex and Worcester


Chris Walsh

6th Middlesex


Mike Connolly

26th Middlesex


Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth


Brian Murray

10th Worcester


Gerard Cassidy

9th Plymouth


Walter F. Timilty

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth


Carmine L. Gentile

13th Middlesex


William Driscoll

7th Norfolk


Edward F. Coppinger

10th Suffolk


Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester


Denise C. Garlick

13th Norfolk


James M. Cantwell

4th Plymouth


Stephan Hay

3rd Worcester


Barbara A. L'Italien

Second Essex and Middlesex


Patrick M. O'Connor

Plymouth and Norfolk


Jonathan D. Zlotnik

2nd Worcester


Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester


David Paul Linsky

5th Middlesex


Nick Collins

4th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 860        FILED ON: 1/17/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1359

By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1359) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to credible service for school nurses.  Public Service.


SEE HOUSE, NO. 2258 OF 2015-2016.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court



An Act relative to credible service for school nurses.


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.   Subsection (1) of section 4 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after paragraph (h ½) the following paragraph :– 

(h ¾) Any school nurse who is a member in service of the teacher’s retirement system or a municipal or city of Boston or state retirement system who is employed in a school approved by the department of education may receive creditable service for any period or periods of work experience in the nursing field.   No credit shall be allowed until such member has paid into the annuity savings fund of the system before any retirement allowance becomes effective for such member, in one sum, or in installments, upon such terms and conditions as the board may prescribe, makeup payments of an amount equal to 10 percent of the regular annual compensation of the member when said member entered the retirement system for each year of service so purchased, plus buy back interest.   No credit shall be allowed and no payment shall be accepted under this paragraph until the member shall have completed ten or more years of membership service.   The maximum creditable service allowable under this paragraph for any member shall not exceed three years.   Members in service of a retirement system eligible for said creditable service under this act shall make application for said creditable service within ninety days of being notified by the retirement board of their eligibility after becoming vested in the retirement system or for currently eligible members, within ninety days of the effective date of this act.