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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1036         FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1623

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ronald Mariano

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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 enabling the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to make payments of wages and benefits to deceased employees or deceased former employees.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ronald Mariano

3rd Norfolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1036        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1623

By Mr. Mariano of Quincy, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1623) of Ronald Mariano relative to enabling the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to make payments of wages and benefits to deceased employees or deceased former employees.  Public Service. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act enabling the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority to make payments of wages and benefits to deceased employees or deceased former employees.
 

              Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to allow the prompt payment of wages and accrued benefits to the heirs and beneficiaries of deceased employees and deceased former employees of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority in the same manner as currently afforded to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority under section 27 of G.L. c. 161A as added by St. 1973, c. 857, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
 

              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.              Whenever any employee or former employee of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority dies, and the authority owes his estate any sum or sums by reason of services rendered by him for wages, or for unpaid vacation and/or sick time allowances, or for any other accrued and unpaid benefits then due and owing to him, and neither a duly appointed executor or administrator has made written demand for payment upon the treasurer of the authority and the authority shall not otherwise have actual notice that proceedings relative to the formal settlement of such employee’s estate have been commenced in any probate court, such sum or sums may, in the discretion of the authority, be paid after the expiration of 30 days from the death of such employee to such person as may have been nominated as beneficiary, on a form approved by and filed either with the authority for life insurance purposes or with the  employee’s retirement system  by such employee during his lifetime. In the event that the employee’s retirement system is unable to locate any such beneficiary designation form, then the authority shall next use a beneficiary designation form submitted by the employee to the authority for life insurance purposes. If no such beneficiary designation form exists at either of those sources or if the stated beneficiary is deceased or cannot be located, then the authority may pay such sums to the surviving spouse or next of kin of such employee. Payments made as provided in this section shall discharge all liability of the authority to all persons with respect to such sum or sums.

              Section 2.              The provisions of section 1 shall take effect upon its enactment.

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