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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE IV CIVIL SERVICE, RETIREMENTS AND PENSIONS
  • CHAPTER 32 RETIREMENT SYSTEMS AND PENSIONS

Section 1 - Definitions

Section 2 - Description of systems

Section 3 - Membership

Section 3A - Ineligible employees; deferred compensation program

Section 4 - Creditable service

Section 5 - Superannuation retirement

Section 5A - Wellness program

Section 5B - Early intervention plans; rehabilitation plans

Section 6 - Ordinary disability retirement

Section 7 - Accidental disability retirement

Section 8 - Evaluation and reexamination of members retired for disability

Section 9 - Accidental death benefit

Section 10 - Resignation, failure of reappointment, removal or discharge

Section 11 - Return of accumulated total deductions and amounts due beneficiaries of deceased members

Section 12 - Options on retirement

Section 12A - Payment of allowances to certain beneficiaries pending determination of accidental death benefits

Section 12B - Spouse and children; survivor benefits

Section 12C - Widow and children survivor benefits; manner of payment; contributions

Section 12D - Payment of benefits in accordance with requirements of Internal Revenue Code

Section 13 - Payment of allowances

Section 14 - Effect of workers’ compensation benefits

Section 14A - Third party recovery

Section 15 - Dereliction of duty by members

Section 16 - Involuntary retirement; right to a hearing; right of review or appeal

Section 17 - Action on behalf of incompetent members

Section 18 - Filing of statements and reports; protection against fraud

Section 19 - Exemption from taxation, attachments and assignments; exception

Section 19A - Assignment of retirement allowances for payment of certain subscriber premiums, income taxes or support orders; deduction for payment of premiums for coverage under chapter 32B

Section 19B - Withholding for payment of insurance premiums; certification of eligible members; death; payment of benefits

Section 19C - Annuity, retirement allowance, etc. subject to child support obligations; payments to IV-D agency

Section 20 - Administration by boards

Section 20A - Civil action against board member; expenses and damages; indemnification

Section 20B - Indemnification

Section 20C - Retirement board member statement of financial interest

Section 21 - Supervision by public employee retirement administration commission

Section 21A - Debarment or suspension of contractors or vendors

Section 22 - Methods of financing

Section 22A - Repealed, 1983, 661, Sec. 16A

Section 22B - Reduction of unfunded pension liability

Section 22C - Commonwealth’s Pension Liability Fund; funding schedules; appropriations

Section 22D - Retirement system funding schedule; establishment; annual pension funding grants

Section 22E - Review, evaluation and financial impact of statutory adjustments to the commonwealth pension liability

Section 22F - Revised retirement system funding schedule

Section 23 - Management of funds

Section 23A - Repealed, 1996, 315, Sec. 13

Section 23B - Requirements applicable to retirement board contracts for the procurement of investment, actuarial, legal and accounting services

Section 24 - Violations of contributory retirement laws

Section 25 - Guarantees; effects of amendments or repeal; mandamus

Section 26 - Retirement of officers in department of state police

Section 27 - Disposition of funds as of January 1, 1946

Section 28 - Acceptance of act

Section 28A - Retirement of certain officers in department of state police

Section 28B - Repealed, 1991, 412, Sec. 35

Section 28C - Repealed, 1948, 589, Sec. 1

Section 28D - Repealed, 1952, 634, Sec. 1

Section 28E - Repealed, 1952, 634, Sec. 2

Section 28F - Repealed, 1987, 697, Sec. 98

Section 28G - Repealed, 1950, 813, Sec. 2

Section 28H - Repealed, 1952, 634, Sec. 3

Section 28I - State employees serving on interstate commission; continuance as members of retirement system

Section 28J - Repealed, 1952, 634, Sec. 4

Section 28K - Commonwealth employees; leave of absence as representative of employee organization; creditable service

Section 28L - Repealed, 1991, 412, Sec. 35A

Section 28M - Department of correction employees; retirement

Section 28N - Correction or jail officers employed by county sheriffs’ offices; retirement

Section 29 to 32 - Repealed, 1945, 658, Sec. 1

Section 33 - Repealed, 1936, 400, Sec. 4

Section 34 to 38A - Repealed, 1945, 658, Sec. 1

Section 39 - Association for providing pensions

Section 40 - By-laws and statements

Section 41 - Exemption from taxation; exception

Section 42 - Pension fund for the retirement of teachers

Section 43 - Retirement of teacher if incapacitated

Section 44 - Retirement of school janitors if incapacitated

Section 44A - Retirement of janitors not in contributory retirement system; authorization; amount of pension

Section 44B - School janitors; options; widows; approval

Section 44C - Dental assistants, retirement by cities or towns

Section 45 - Applicability of Sec. 44 to city of Boston; acceptance by other cities and towns

Section 45A - Amount of pension payable to person retired under Sec. 44

Section 45B - School janitors and school custodians in certain cities and towns

Section 45C - Amount of pension payable to person retired under Sec. 44

Section 46 - Officers and employees of correctional institutions; prerequisites to retirement

Section 47 - Computation of time of service

Section 48 - Amount of pension

Section 49 to 51 - Repealed, 1954, 627, Sec. 9

Section 52 - Veterans of Indian wars in municipal service

Section 53 - Veterans of Indian wars employed jointly by two municipalities

Section 54 - Acceptance of two preceding sections

Section 55 - Acceptance of Secs. 52 and 53 subject to mayor’s veto

Section 56 - Retirement of veteran if incapacitated

Section 57 - Retirement of veteran after ten years’ service

Section 57A - Certain provisions of Secs. 6, 8 and 16 applicable to certain veterans

Section 57B - Retirement of police or fire department members under Secs. 56 to 60; creditable service; effective date of section

Section 58 - Retirement of veteran after thirty years’ service

Section 58A - Wartime service in armed forces as creditable service

Section 58B - Election of option for benefit of surviving spouse or other beneficiary of veteran

Section 58C - Retirement allowances of policemen and firemen retiring under Sec. 58

Section 58D - Retirement allowances of employees retiring under Sec. 58 other than policemen and firemen

Section 59 - “Retiring authority” defined

Section 59A - Part of service in governmental unit other than retiring unit; reimbursement

Section 60 - Acceptance of Secs. 56 to 59; minimum period of creditable service

Section 60A - Repealed, 1954, 627, Sec. 15

Section 61 to 65 - Repealed, 1937, 409, Sec. 2

Section 65A - Retirement or resignation of justices or judges

Section 65B - Pensions for special justices of district courts

Section 65C - Surviving spouses of judges

Section 65D - Retirement or resignation of judges appointed on or after Jan. 2, 1975

Section 65D1/2 - Election of appointed justice to membership in service of a retirement system

Section 65E - Retired justices of supreme judicial court; benefits; temporary service

Section 65F - Retired justices of appeals court; benefits; temporary service

Section 65G - Justices of trial court; benefits; temporary service

Section 65H - Early retirement allowance for judges

Section 65I - Disability retirement for judges

Section 65J - Retiring judges; payments for unused vacation allowance and sick leave credit

Section 66 - Pensions for court officers

Section 67 - Payment of pensions granted under Sec. 66 and expenses

Section 68 - Repealed, 1991, 412, Sec. 35B

Section 68A to 68C - Repealed, 1945, 658, Sec. 1

Section 69 - Repealed, 1991, 412, Sec. 35B

Section 70 - Repealed, 1939, 441, Sec. 4

Section 71 - Annuities to dependents of member of metropolitan police department killed while in performance of duties

Section 72 - Appropriations for pensions

Section 73 - Repealed, 1931, 426, Sec. 148

Section 74 - Scrubwomen in state house

Section 75 - Pensions for probation officers

Section 76 - Amount of pension; counties liable; apportionment

Section 76A - Amount of pension; counties liable; apportionment

Section 77 - Pensions for laborers; qualifications; acceptance of provisions by cities or towns

Section 77A - Superannuation retirement; options for payment of pension

Section 77B - Amount of pensions; effective date

Section 77C - Persons promoted to supervisory positions

Section 77D - Retirement of laborers not in contributory retirement system; authorization; amount of pension

Section 78 - Laborers in fire, water and sewerage districts or employed by joint water boards

Section 78A - Laborers subject to provisions; continuity of service

Section 79 - Existing pensions

Section 80 - Pensions for firemen in cities; applicability of law

Section 81 - Amount of pension

Section 81A - Alternative provisions for retirement of firemen

Section 81B - Amount of pensions under Sec. 81A

Section 82 - Pensions for call members

Section 83 - Pensions for police in cities

Section 83A - Alternative provisions for retirement of police in cities

Section 84 - Retirement of injured police officers in cities and towns having no pension systems

Section 85 - Pensions for policemen and firemen in towns

Section 85A - Retirement of members of fire and police department in certain towns

Section 85B - Retirement of park board police of cities and towns

Section 85C - Policemen and firemen excepted from law

Section 85D - Retirement of call members in certain towns

Section 85E - Alternative retirement provisions for policemen and firemen in towns

Section 85F - Examination by medical panel prerequisite to disability retirement

Section 85G - Service credit on retirement of former reserve officers

Section 85H - Disability retirement of call or volunteer fire fighters and reserve police officers

Section 85H1/2 - Disability retirement compensation in cities, towns or fire districts with no permanent police or fire department members

Section 85I - Creditable service in retirement of certain members

Section 85J - Pensions for policemen and fire fighters or their widows; optional provisions

Section 86 - Repealed, 1950, 395

Section 87 - Repealed, 1930, 182, Sec. 5

Section 87A - Repealed, 1928, 402, Sec. 4

Section 88 - Pensions for dependents of persons killed while aiding police officers or firefighters

Section 89 - Annuities to dependents of policemen, firemen, etc., killed in performance of duty

Section 89A - Annuities to dependents of public employees killed or dying from injuries in performance of duties

Section 89B - Annuities to dependents of police officers or fire fighters killed in performance of duty

Section 89C - Annuities to widows of employees of cities and towns killed in line of duty

Section 89D - Annuities to widows of employees of cities and towns killed in line of duty

Section 89E - Accidental death benefits for volunteer emergency service providers

Section 90 - Aged police officers not subject to certain laws

Section 90A - Increasing allowance of former employees retired for accidental disability

Section 90B - Waiver of pension or retirement allowance

Section 90C - Increasing allowance of former employees retired on superannuation

Section 90C.5 - Increasing allowance of former employees retired with at least twenty-five years of creditable service

Section 90C3/4 - Increasing allowance of former state police officers retired after at least twenty years of service

Section 90D - Increasing allowance of former employees retired on ordinary disability

Section 90D1/2 - Increasing allowance of member retired on superannuation, accidental disability or ordinary disability with at least 25 years of creditable service

Section 90E - Increasing allowance of former employees whose classification has been abolished

Section 90F to 90G1/2 - Repealed, 2000, 123, Sec. 25

Section 90G3/4 - Employees age seventy or over; continuation of retirement benefits; retirement system board and local legislative body approval

Section 90H, 90I - Repealed, 2000, 123, Sec. 28

Section 90J - Employees age seventy or over; payment of annual physical and mental examination costs; retirement system board and local legislative body approval

Section 91 - Payment of pensioners for services after retirement

Section 91A - Adjusted pension or retirement allowances

Section 91B - Enforcement of Sec. 91A; wage reporting system and computer match file

Section 91C - Access to criminal record offender information; comparison with retirement allowances list

Section 92 - Pension, annuity or retirement allowance; pledge, conveyance or assignment; support of pensioners becoming public charge

Section 92A - Support of dependents; pensioners residing outside United States

Section 93 - Certain pensions not affected

Section 94 - Impairment of health caused by hypertension or heart disease, resulting in disability or death of paid fire or police department member; presumption

Section 94A - Disability or death caused by disease of lungs or respiratory tract; paid fire department member; presumption

Section 94B - Disability or death caused by certain conditions of cancer; paid fire member; presumption

Section 95 - Granting annuities to certain officials or employees not entitled to retirement allowance or pension

Section 95A - Annuities to widows and children of retired employees

Section 95B - Annuities to widows and children of retired employees

Section 96 - Increase in retirement allowance, pension or annuity; amount

Section 97 - Increase in retirement allowance, pension or annuity; approval

Section 98 - Advance payments, period of processing application

Section 99 - Advance payments

Section 100 - Pensions to surviving spouses of firefighters, police officers or corrections officers killed in performance of duties

Section 100A - Killed-in-line-of-duty benefits

Section 101 - Allowance to widows of disabled public employees; supplemental annual allowance

Section 102 - Cost-of-living; annual determination of changes; supplemental payments; adjustments in amounts of pensions and annuities

Section 103 - Systems other than state employees’ retirement system and teachers’ retirement system; cost-of living; funding schedule; annual determination of changes; supplemental payments

Section 104 - Section 401(a)(17) Excess Fund; Section 415 Excess Benefit Fund

Section 105 - Reinstatement