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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1266         FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2274


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Claire D. Cronin


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 credible service for school nurses. .






Claire D. Cronin

11th Plymouth

Michael D. Brady

9th Plymouth

Sarah K. Peake

4th Barnstable

Mary S. Keefe

15th Worcester

Tackey Chan

2nd Norfolk

Thomas J. Calter

12th Plymouth

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1266        FILED ON: 1/16/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2274

By Ms. Cronin of Easton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2274) of Claire D. Cronin and others relative to credible service for school nurses.  Public Service. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 679 OF 2011-2012.]

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to credible service for school nurses. .

              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.   Subdivision (1) of section 4 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after paragraph (h ½) the following paragraph :–   (h ¾) Any school nurse who is a member in service of the teacher’s retirement system or a municipal or city of Boston or state retirement system who is employed in a school approved by the department of education may receive creditable service for any period or periods of work experience in the nursing field.   No credit shall be allowed until such member has paid into the annuity savings fund of the system before any retirement allowance becomes effective for such member, in one sum, or in installments, upon such terms and conditions as the board may prescribe, makeup payments of an amount equal to 10 percent of the regular annual compensation of the member when said member entered the retirement system for each year of service so purchased, plus buy back interest.   No credit shall be allowed and no payment shall be accepted under this paragraph until the member shall have completed ten or more years of membership service.   The maximum creditable service allowable under this paragraph for any member shall not exceed three years.   Members in service of a retirement system eligible for said creditable service under this act shall make application for said creditable service within ninety days of being notified by the retirement board of their eligibility after becoming vested in the retirement system or for currently eligible members, within ninety days of the effective date of this act.

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