SECTION 1. There shall be a special commission on pension forfeiture to review the decision of the Supreme Judicial Court in Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission v. Edward A. Bettencourt, 474 Mass. 60 (2016). The commission shall consist of: the executive director of the public employee retirement administration commission or a designee who shall serve as chair; the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on public service; 2 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; 2 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; the attorney general or a designee; the state treasurer or a designee; 1 person who shall be appointed by the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association; 1 person who shall be appointed by the Retired State, County & Municipal Employees Association of Massachusetts; and the president of the Massachusetts Association of Contributory Retirement Systems or a designee. The special commission shall make recommendations, including proposed amendments to section 15 of chapter 32 of the General Laws. The special commission shall file its recommendations, including any proposed legislation, with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives not later than May 1, 2017.
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