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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 397         FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 703

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jay R. Kaufman

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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 the minimum pension for retirees.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex

Thomas P. Kennedy

 

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 397        FILED ON: 1/14/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 703

By Mr. Kaufman of Lexington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 703) of Jay R. Kaufman, John P. Fresolo and Thomas M. Kennedy relative to minimum pensions for retirees of city, town, county, region, district or authority retirement systems.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2483 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 the minimum pension for retirees.
 

              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 90C1/2 of chapter 32 of the General Laws is amended by striking out the word “$10,000” and inserting in place thereof the following word:— $15,000.

              SECTION 2:   Chapter 32 of the General Laws is amended by inserting the following new section:—

              Section 90D 1/2. Any retirement system of a city, town, county, region, district, or authority may, upon the majority vote of the board of such system and by the local legislative body, increase the retirement allowance of any member of the retirement system, who has been retired under the provisions of this chapter or similar provision of earlier law on a superannuation, accidental disability or ordinary disability retirement allowance and who has completed at least 25 years of creditable service, to an amount not to exceed $15,000. For the purposes of this section, local legislative body shall mean the city council subject to the provisions of its charter for a city system, a town meeting for a town system, the county retirement advisory council for a county system, the regional retirement advisory council of a regional system, the district members for a district system, and the governing body of an authority for an authority system.             

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