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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 607         FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2263

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

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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 for special death benefits to fallen public safety officers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

Stephen L. DiNatale

3rd Worcester

Peter J. Durant

6th Worcester

Christopher G. Fallon

33rd Middlesex

Linda Dorcena Forry

12th Suffolk

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Colleen M. Garry

36th Middlesex

Kenneth I. Gordon

21st Middlesex

John F. Keenan

Norfolk and Plymouth

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Peter V. Kocot

1st Hampshire

Brian R. Mannal

2nd Barnstable

Thomas M. Petrolati

7th Hampden

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Carl M. Sciortino, Jr.

34th Middlesex

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

James E. Timilty

Bristol and Norfolk

Aaron Vega

5th Hampden

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 607        FILED ON: 1/14/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2263

By Ms. Coakley-Rivera of Springfield, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2263) of Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera and others for legislation to provide special line of duty death benefits to public safety officers.  Public Service. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act providing for special death benefits to fallen public safety officers.
 

              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 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.

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