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SENATE, No. 2 6 42


[ October 2 5 , 2010 - Text of the Senate amendment ( Senator Ross ) to the House Bill establishing a postemployment benefits trust fund in the town of Wayland , House, No. 5005 . ]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts


In the Year Two Thousand and Ten



SECTION 1.   There shall be in the t own of Wayland a fund called the Other Post-Employment Benefits Trust Fund or OPEB Trust Fund , which shall be used to provide postemployment benefits other than pensions, as defined in Governmental Accounting Standards Board, Statements 43 and 45 . The fund shall be under the supervision and management of the t own a dministrator and f inance d irector .  The t own t reasurer shall be the custodian of the OPEB Trust Fund. 

SECTION 2.   The OPEB Trust Fund shall be credited with all amounts appropriated or otherwise made available by the town, including any earnings or interest accruing from the investment of these funds, to offset the anticipated cost of health and life insurance contributions or other benefits for retired employees, their spouses and eligible dependents and the surviving spouses and eligible dependents of deceased retirees. 

SECTION 3.   A mounts in the OPEB Trust Fund shall be expended only for the payment of the costs payable by the town for other postemployment benefits

SECTION 4.   The t own t reasurer shall invest and reinvest the funds prudently, and may, with the approval of the Healt h Care Security Trust board of trustees created by section 4 of chapter 29D of the General Laws and using criteria and procedures to be adopted by said board of trustees, invest such amounts in the State Retiree Benefits Trust Fund established by section 2 4 of chapter 32A of the General Laws.  The t own t reasurer may employ any qualified bank, trust company, corporation, firm or person to advise it on the investment of the fund and pay such expense from the fund. The OPEB Trust Fund shall be subject to the p ublic employee retirement administration commission's triennial audit.

SECTION 5.   The act shall take effect upon its passage.

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