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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2089        FILED ON: 6/10/2014

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2193

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Michael J. Rodrigues

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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 authorizing the board of selectmen of the town of Westport to borrow money for the payment of certain medical expenses for certain public safety personnel.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Michael J. Rodrigues

First Bristol and Plymouth

Paul A. Schmid, III

8th Bristol


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2089        FILED ON: 6/10/2014

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2193

By Mr. Rodrigues, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2193) of Michael J. Rodrigues and Paul A. Schmid, III (by vote of the town) for legislation to authorize the board of selectmen of the town of Westport to borrow money for the payment of certain medical expenses for certain public safety personnel.  Municipalities and Regional Government.  [Local Approval Received.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Fourteen

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An Act authorizing the board of selectmen of the town of Westport to borrow money for the payment of certain medical expenses for certain public safety personnel.

 

              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.              The Town of Westport may borrow up to the following amounts of money for payment of legally-obligated medical expenses incurred from March, 2014 to June, 2018, inclusive, by certain public safety personnel resulting from injuries sustained in the line of duty:

              (1)              up to $500,000.00 for such expenses incurred from March, 2014 to June, 2015, inclusive;

              (2)              up to $500,000.00 for expenses incurred from July, 2015 to June, 2016, inclusive;

              (3)              up to $500,000.00 for expenses incurred from July, 2016 to June, 2017, inclusive; and

              (4)              up to $500,000.00 for expenses incurred from July 2017 to June, 2018, inclusive.

              (b) The town may issue bonds and notes for the amounts in subsection (a) which shall be payable for a period not to exceed 20 years from the date of issuance. The Town may also issue temporary notes in anticipation of such borrowing under section 17 of chapter 44 of the General Laws.  Bonds and notes may be issued under this act by the town treasurer with the approval of the board of selectmen and the proceeds may be expended without further authorization or appropriation by the town.

              (c) Indebtedness incurred under this act shall not be included in determining the limit of indebtedness of the town under section 10 of said chapter 44 but, except as provided in this act, shall otherwise be subject to said chapter 44.

              SECTION 2.              This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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