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HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 15

So much of the recommendations of the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (House, No. 13) as relates to authorizing said commission to hold hearings.  Public Service. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act authorizing the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission to hold hearings.


              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              Subdivision (1) of Section 16 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 176 of the Acts of 2011, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:

              (d) In regard to hearings mandated by Section 15(7), the commission shall conduct the hearing as described in this sub-section. For the purposes of matters arising under Section 15(7), the commission shall have the power to take evidence, subpoena witnesses, administer oaths and examine such parts of the books and records of the parties to a proceeding as relate to questions in dispute.  Fees for such witnesses shall be the same as for witnesses before the courts in civil actions, and shall be paid from the operating fund of the commission.

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