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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2510         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2354

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

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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 certain Option B and Option C retirees.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

James R. Miceli

19th Middlesex

Carlo Basile

1st Suffolk

Angelo J. Puppolo, Jr.

12th Hampden

Anne M. Gobi

5th Worcester

Kevin J. Murphy

18th Middlesex

Christine E. Canavan

10th Plymouth

Carolyn C. Dykema

8th Middlesex

Michael R. Knapik

Second Hampden and Hampshire

Martin J. Walsh

13th Suffolk

Theodore C. Speliotis

13th Essex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2510        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2354

By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2354) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and others relative to increasing pension benefits for certain retired teachers and public employees.  Public Service. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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An Act relative to certain Option B and Option C retirees.
 

              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, a member who is receiving a lesser retirement allowance in accordance with the terms of Option B or Option C or a Survivor Benefit of Subdivision of Section (to be filled in by filer) of Chapter 32 of the General Laws, from a retirement system that accepts the provisions of this act, if a retired teacher of the Boston or Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System, and retired prior to July 2004, those who took an Option B shall  have his retirement allowance increased by $542 ; if from the State Retirement System, or from a retirement system that accepts the provisions of this act , those who took an Option B and retired prior to July 2004  shall have his retirement allowance increased by $395. If a retired teacher of the Boston or Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System and took an Option C and retired prior to July 2004 shall receive an increase to his retirement allowance of $1800; if from the State Retirement System, or from a retirement system that accepts the provisions of this act, those who took an Option C and retired prior to July 2004, shall have his retirement allowance increased by $1200.  Those who are survivors of members who were teachers of the Boston or Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System and the members retired prior to July 2004, the survivors retirement allowance shall be increased by $1200; those who are survivors of members of the State Retirement System or from a retirement system that accepts the provisions of this act, and the members retired prior to July 2004, the survivors retirement allowance shall be increased by $900. For purposes of the Act, the State Teachers’ and State Employees’ Retirement Systems shall be deemed to have accepted the provisions of this act.

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