SECTION 1. Subsection (4) of section 28 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subparagraph (c) and inserting in place thereof the following subparagraph:-
(c) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, each district, non-commonwealth governmental unit, or educational collaborative as authorized by the provisions of section four E of chapter forty, the employees of which have become, or which become members of the state employees retirement system under the provisions of this subdivision or any other previous act, shall remit to the state board of retirement as the employer's normal cost as determined by the actuary, of benefits earned during each year by such employees who are members of the state employees' retirement system.
The actuary shall determine such cost as a percentage of the payroll of the district, non-commonwealth entity and collaborative for such employees based upon the most recent actuarial valuation of the state retirement system. The actuary may consider factors including types of governmental unit, employee demographic information, and employee group classification to help in the determination of said percentage. Said cost shall be paid monthly and deposited in the pension reserve fund of the state employees' retirement system. The actuary shall review the percentage determined in this paragraph at least every three years.
SECTION 2. Said subsection of said section of said chapter, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting at the end thereof the following subparagraph:-
(d) The state retirement board upon terms and conditions it may establish, may require a participating employer governed by this sub-section, who fails to remit either its normal cost amount as determined in paragraph (c), or the contributions made on behalf of employees who are members of the Massachusetts State Employees Retirement System as required by section 22 of Chapter 32, by the first day of the second month following the work month, to pay an additional amount equal to 10% of the total amount of delinquent contributions.
SECTION 3. Reimbursements currently outstanding to the state retirement board under paragraph (c) of sub-section (4) of section 28 of chapter 32 for calendar years 2013, 2014, and 2015 shall not be required.
Reimbursements currently outstanding to the state retirement board under paragraph (c) of sub-section (4) of section 28 of chapter 32 for calendar years 2016, 2017 and 2018 shall be required and remitted under terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the board.
SECTION 4. The provisions sections 1 and 2 of this act shall take effect on July 1, 2019.
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