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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 308         FILED ON: 1/13/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 717

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Harold P. Naughton, 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 authorizing certain retired employees creditable retirement service time for service in the armed forces.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Harold P. Naughton, Jr.

12th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 308        FILED ON: 1/13/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 717

By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 717) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. relative to authorizing certain retired employees creditable retirement service time for service in the armed forces.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3935 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act authorizing certain retired employees creditable retirement service time for service in the armed forces.
 

              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 (h) of subdivision (1) of section 4 of  chapter 32 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

              Former employees who have been retired under the provisions of chapter 32 eligible for said creditable service under this act shall make application for said creditable service within 180 days of being notified by the retirement board of their eligibility after becoming vested in the retirement system, or for currently eligible members, within 180 days of the acceptance of this act by the local legislative body.  For the retirement system of any political subdivision, the provisions of this act shall take effect on the effective date of this act by majority vote of the board of such system and by the local legislative body.  For the purposes of this paragraph, local legislative body shall mean a town meeting for a town system, the city council subject to the provisions of its charter for a city system, the county commissioners for a county system, the district members for a district system and the governing body of an authority for an authority system.  Acceptance shall be deemed to have occurred upon the filing of a certification of such vote with the commissioner.

              Terms used in this act shall have the same meaning as those terms defined in section 1 of chapter 32.             

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