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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4401        FILED ON: 7/17/2014

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4335

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Robert F. Fennell and Thomas M. McGee

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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 municipal salaries in the city of Lynn.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Robert F. Fennell

10th Essex

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex

Lori A. Ehrlich

8th Essex

Donald H. Wong

9th Essex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4401        FILED ON: 7/17/2014

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4335

By Representative Fennell of Lynn and Senator McGee, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4335) of Robert F. Fennell and others (with the approval of the mayor and city council) that the city of Lynn be authorized to adjust the salaries of the mayor, city councilors and school committee members of said city.  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 relative to certain municipal salaries in the city of Lynn.

 

              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 section 2- l(c) of the city of Lynn charter and any general or special law to the contrary, the annual salary for the mayor of the city of Lynn shall be $145,000. In addition, the mayor of the city of Lynn shall be entitled to necessary electronic equipment and a city owned vehicle, along with car insurance and the provision of gas at the city of Lynn owned filling station. The mayor shall be entitled to be a member of the city of Lynn pension system as governed by the city of Lynn retirement system and shall be entitled to be enrolled in the city of Lynn single or family health insurance plan. No additional salaries or reimbursements shall be available to the mayor.

              SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 3-3 of the city of Lynn charter and any general or special law to the contrary, the annual salary for the members of the city of Lynn council shall be $25,000. In addition, the duly elected council president shall be entitled to an additional $2,000 of the annual salary of said city council. The members of the city of Lynn council shall be entitled to be a member of the city of Lynn pension system as governed by the city of Lynn retirement system and shall be entitled to be enrolled in the city of Lynn single or family health insurance plan. No additional salaries or reimbursements shall be available to members of said city council.

              SECTION 3. The members of the city of Lynn school committee shall receive an annual stipend in the amount of $9,600. No additional salaries or reimbursements shall be available to members of said school committee.

              SECTION 4. Any ordinance, order or special acts pertaining to the city of Lynn inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed.

              SECTION 5. Notwithstanding section 2-1(c) and section 3-3 of the city charter of Lynn or any general or special law to the contrary this act shall take effect as of January 1, 1998.

              SECTION 6. The city of Lynn is hereby prohibited from appropriating any monies to compensate any elected officials pursuant to section 1 for the time period prior to January 1, 2014.

              SECTION 7. The city of Lynn is hereby prohibited from appropriating any monies to compensate any elected officials pursuant to section 2 for the time period prior to April 1, 2014.

              SECTION 8. The City of Lynn is hereby prohibited from appropriating any monies to compensate any elected officials pursuant to section 3 prior to the General Court’s enactment of this act.

              SECTION 9. No current or former elected official of the city of Lynn shall be entitled to pension benefits that exceed the amounts that the official actually contributed to the pension system through the Lynn retirement board.

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