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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3225         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2380


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



James J. Lyons, Jr. and Marc T. Lombardo


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 shared sacrifice.






James J. Lyons, Jr.

18th Essex

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3225        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2380

By Messrs. Lyons of Andover and Lombardo of Billerica, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2380) of James J. Lyons, Jr. and Marc T. Lombardo for legislation to provide for a temporary program of salary reductions and furloughs for certain public employees.  Public Service. 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen



An Act relative to shared sacrifice.

              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. Chapter 30 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 65 the following section:-

Section XXXX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a temporary program of salary reductions, according to the schedule set forth in subsection (b) of this section, shall be implemented.  Said temporary program shall apply to each full time employee or officer, whether or not elected, in all branches, offices, departments, agencies and authorities of the commonwealth, whose compensation is partially or fully funded by (i) state appropriation; (ii) receipts from bond revenues; (iii) federally funded or reimbursed programs; (iv) trust funds as defined in section 1 of chapter 29 of the General Laws; or (v) authority expenditures; provided, that said temporary program shall not be mandatory for judges; provided further, that said program shall not apply to  officers and employees who have rights under collective bargaining agreements.

(b) Between July 1, 2013 and June 31, 2014, employees covered by this section shall be furloughed according to the following schedule:

For each employee whose annual compensation is greater than $100,000, a ten percent reduction in compensation. For purposes of this section, compensation shall be defined as salary which reflects routine payment for regular work assignments as defined by the office of the comptroller.”

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