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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 622        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2300

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

James J. Dwyer

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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 line-of-duty death and survivor benefits.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Danielle W. Gregoire

4th Middlesex

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Gloria L. Fox

7th Suffolk

Dennis A. Rosa

4th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 622        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2300

By Mr. Dwyer of Woburn, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2300) of James J. Dwyer and others relative to line-of-duty death and survivor benefits for police officers and fire fighters.  Public Service. 

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to line-of-duty death and survivor benefits.

 

              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 100A of Chapter 32 of the Generals Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the figures “$100,000” in line 8, inserting in place thereof the figure “$250,000”; and in said section by striking the figures “$100,000” in line 21, inserting in place thereof the figure “$250,000”; and in said section by striking the figures “$100,000” in line 31, inserting in place thereof the figure “$250,000”; and in said section by striking the figures “$100,000” in line 32, inserting in place thereof the figure “$250,000”

              SECTION 2. Section 100 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “death”, in line 22, the following words:- provided, however, that for the purpose of any payment on or after December 1, 2010 the term amount of pension shall in no case be less than the full salary payable to a police officer in the next grade-step (in the case of a deceased police officer) or a firefighter in the next grade-step (in the case of a deceased firefighter) while employed by a department or uniformed force on the date of such employee's death. Provided further that for the purpose of any payment on or after December 1, 2010, the term amount of pension shall in no case be less than the earnings that would have been payable to a police superior officer were he or she in the next grade-step of a supervisory position (in the case of a police superior officer deceased on or after December 1, 2010 who had been appointed to and was serving in such a supervisory position) or payable to a fire officer were he or she in the next grade-step of a supervisory position (in the case of a fire officer deceased on or after December 1, 2010 who had been appointed to and was serving in such a supervisory position) employed by a department or uniformed force on the date of such employee's death.

              SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon passage.

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