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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 131         FILED ON: 1/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2443

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Ellen Story

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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 the cost of living adjustments for retired judges.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 131        FILED ON: 1/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2443

By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2443) of Ellen Story relative to the cost-of-living adjustments for retired judges.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2978 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to the cost of living adjustments for retired judges.
 

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

              Chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after Section 65J the following new section:-

              Section 65K.  All justices of the supreme judicial court, appeals court and the several departments of the trial court, who have reached the mandatory retirement age of 70 prior to January 1, 2011, and after said date, under the Massachusetts Constitution, Part II, c.3, article 1, as amended by the Article 98 of the Amendments, shall be entitled to an adjustment to their annual pension; and said pension shall be in increased at the same rate of increase, if any, as the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for Urban Workers for the Northeast Region commencing the July 1, 2014, and every year thereafter.

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