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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3200         FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3553

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Angelo M. Scaccia

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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 police career incentive pay program.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Angelo M. Scaccia

14th Suffolk

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3200        FILED ON: 2/18/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3553

By Mr. Scaccia of Boston, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3553) of Angelo M. Scaccia and John P. Fresolo for legislation to require a bachelor's degree for employment as state or local police officers.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3940 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to police career incentive pay program.
 

              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. Section l08L of chapter 41 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

              SECTION 2.  Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, all regular full time members of the various city and town police departments, uniformed members of the state police and all state police detectives appointed after July 1, 2011 shall be required to have a Baccalaureate degree by July 1, 2014.  All such persons appointed thereafter shall be required to have a Baccalaureate degree upon appointment.  All regular full time members of the various city and town police departments, uniformed members of the state police and state police detective promoted July 1, 2011 shall be required to have a Masters or degree in law by July 1, 2015.  All such persons promoted thereafter shall be required to have a Masters degree or degree in law upon promotion.  The provisions of this section shall not apply to members of the various city and town police departments, uniformed members of the state police and state detectives in service on July 1, 2011.

              SECTION 3.  Section 1 shall take effect on July, 1, 2013.

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