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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 532         FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2369

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kay Khan

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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 providing equal cost of living adjustments to all eligible pension benefit recipients.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Ruth B. Balser

12th Middlesex

Nunzio Piselli

 

Marcos A. Devers

16th Essex

Paul McMurtry

11th Norfolk

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 532        FILED ON: 1/11/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2369

By Ms. Khan of Newton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2369) of Kay Khan and others for legislation to provide for equal cost-of-living adjustments to all eligible pension benefit recipients.  Public Service. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act providing equal cost of living adjustments to all eligible pension benefit recipients.
 

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

              Section 103 of chapter 32 is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new paragraph:-

              (k) Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, the board of any system may, by accepting the provisions of this paragraph as hereinafter provided, elect annually to pay the cost of living adjustment in an amount, determined by applying the percent of change set by the board pursuant to said paragraph (c) to said maximum base amount of $12,000 or such other base amount as determined pursuant to paragraph (j) of this section, to every member of the system or a spouse or other beneficiary of such member, who has received a retirement, pension or annuity on June 30 of the prior fiscal year.  The board shall conduct such election in a public meeting, properly posted, and called specifically for such election.  The board shall also notify each legislative body at least 30 days before such election.  Acceptance of this paragraph shall be in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (i) of this section.  A decision to accept the provisions of this paragraph may not be revoked.

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