SECTION 1. Option (d) of section 12 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “or $500”, in line 233, the following words:- or $750
SECTION 2. Said option (d) of said section 12 of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “commission.”, in line 258, the following paragraph:-
Beginning July 1, 2019, the normal monthly member-survivor allowance provided for under this option to a spouse of a deceased member shall not be less than $750 for members of the state teachers’ and state employees’ retirement system. The provisions of this paragraph shall take effect for the members of a retirement system of any other political subdivision by a majority vote of the board of such system and by the local legislative body. For the purpose of this paragraph, local legislative body shall mean a town meeting for a town system, the city council subject to the provisions of its charter for a city system, the county retirement board advisory council for a county system, the regional retirement board advisory council for a regional system, the district members for a district system and the governing body of an authority for an authority system. Acceptance shall be deemed to have occurred upon the filing of a certification of such vote with the commission.
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