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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1591         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1626

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kevin J. Murphy

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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 retirement systems and pensions..

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kevin J. Murphy

18th Middlesex

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1591        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1626

By Mr. Murphy of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1626) of Kevin J. Murphy and Thomas A. Golden, Jr. for legislation to permit certain retired and divorced public employees to change beneficiaries.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2528 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to retirement systems and pensions..
 

              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.  Section 12 of chapter 32 is hereby amended by inserting the following new paragraph after line 142:—

              In the event of a divorce between member and their spouse/beneficiary occurring after the member’s date of retirement said member is permitted to change their designated policy beneficiary under existing provisions of this option provided that the policy is not subject to any settlement agreements pertaining to said divorce; and further provided, that the allowance shall be adjusted to reflect any changes to the policy in consideration of said new beneficiary.

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