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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3381         FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2959

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

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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 authorizing a local option for group classification.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Thomas A. Golden, Jr.

16th Middlesex

Jennifer E. Benson

37th Middlesex


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3381        FILED ON: 1/21/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2959

By Mr. Golden of Lowell, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2959) of Thomas A. Golden, Jr. and Jennifer E. Benson for legislation to authorize a local option for group classification.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE SENATE, NO. 1066 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 authorizing a local option for group classification.
 

              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. Paragraph (g) of subdivision (2) of section 3 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby  amended by inserting after line 307 the following new paragraph:-

              Any municipality or public authority may elect to improve the retirement group classification for any group of employees of the municipality or the public authority upon its acceptance in the following manner: in a city having a Plan D or a Plan E charter by majority vote of its city council and approved by the manager; in any other city by majority vote of the city council and approved by the mayor; in a town by vote of the board of selectmen; in a public authority by majority vote of the authority governing board. Nothing in this act shall be construed as authorization to diminish the retirement benefits of public employees by placing any group of employees in a lower group of classification.

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