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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1178         FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1222

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

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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 the annual allowance for widows and widowers of certain public employees.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Jennifer L. Flanagan

Worcester and Middlesex

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 1178        FILED ON: 1/18/2013

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1222

By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 1222) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, Thomas M. McGee, Jennifer L. Flanagan and Sean Garballey for legislation relative to the annual allowance for widows and widowers of certain 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 the annual allowance for widows and widowers of certain public employees.
 

              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. Option (d) of subdivision (2) of section 12 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 176 of the acts of 2011, is hereby amended by inserting in the tenth paragraph after the words “or $500” the following words:- or $625.

              SECTION 2.  Option (d) of subdivision (2) of section 12 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 176 of the acts of 2011, is hereby amended by inserting after the eleventh paragraph the following paragraph:-

              Beginning July 1, 2014, the normal monthly member-survivor allowance provided for under this option to a spouse of a deceased member shall not be less than $625 for members of the state teachers’ and state employees’ retirement system.  The provisions of this paragraph shall take effect for the members of a retirement system of any other political subdivision by a majority vote of the board of such system and by the local legislative body.  For the purpose of this paragraph, local legislative body shall mean a town meeting for a town system, the city council subject to the provisions of its charter for a city system, the county retirement board advisory council for a county system, the regional retirement board advisory council for a regional system, the district members for a district system and the governing body of an authority for an authority system. Acceptance shall be deemed to have occurred upon the filing of a certification of such vote with the commission.

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