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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2156        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2461


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Bradley H. Jones, Jr.


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 capping pensions at 400%.






Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

Marc T. Lombardo

22nd Middlesex

Randy Hunt

5th Barnstable

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

George T. Ross

2nd Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester

Ryan C. Fattman

18th Worcester

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Matthew A. Beaton

11th Worcester

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2156        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2461

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2461) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others relative to retirement allowances.  Public Service. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act relative to capping pensions at 400%.


              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. Subdivision (2) of section 5 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by chapters 21and 25 of the Acts of 2009, is hereby further amended by inserting after paragraph (e) the following new paragraph:

              (f) In any given year, no retirement allowance, as provided for by this chapter, shall exceed 400 per cent of the average retirement allowance in the commonwealth.  The board shall determine the average retirement allowance in the commonwealth as of January 1 of each year.”.

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