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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 128         FILED ON: 1/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2442

 

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 directing the state retirement board to retire Robert Emmet Fitzgerald.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Michael J. Finn

6th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 128        FILED ON: 1/7/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2442

By Ms. Story of Amherst, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2442) of Ellen Story and others for legislation to provide for a certain pension to Robert Emmet Fitzgerald, a former State Police Officer, injured while in the performance of his duties as an undercover State Police narcotics officer.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 734 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act directing the state retirement board to retire Robert Emmet Fitzgerald.
 

              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.  Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, and in order to promote the public good, the State Retirement Board is hereby authorized and directed to retire Robert Emmet Fitzgerald, a former State Police Officer, who as a result of injuries sustained while in the performance of his duties as an undercover State Police narcotics officer, is incapacitated from further service as a State Trooper.

              Robert Emmet Fitzgerald was seriously injured (PTSD) due to his isolation in “B” Troop for two years posing as a heroin addict.  Little administrative and professional back up support was available at this time.

              The annual amount of pension payable to Robert Emmet Fitzgerald shall be fixed in an amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which would have been paid had he continued in service as a State Trooper up to the March 13, 1991 formal notification of then Secreatry of Public Safety James B. Roche.  It will also be retroactive to that date and include health benefits.

              SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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