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Chapter 169 AN ACT RELATIVE TO COMPENSATION OF JUSTICES

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to compensate forthwith certain court employees, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

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 22 of chapter 211 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2004 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:—

The chief justice shall receive a salary of $151,239 and each associate justice shall receive a salary of $145,984 and the chief justice and each associate justice shall annually receive from the commonwealth upon the certificate of the chief justice the amount of expenses incurred by each of them in the discharge of his duties.

SECTION 2. Section 2 of chapter 211A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:— The chief justice shall receive a salary of $140,358 and each associate justice shall receive a salary of $135,087 and the chief justice and each associate justice shall annually receive from the commonwealth upon the certificate of the chief justice the amount of expenses incurred by each of them in the discharge of his duties.

SECTION 3. Section 4 of chapter 211B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first 3 paragraphs and inserting in place thereof the following 3 paragraphs:—

The salaries of the justices of the trial court shall be paid by the commonwealth. Each associate justice shall receive a salary of $129,694.
The chief justice of the several departments shall receive a salary of $135,124.
The chief administrative justice shall receive a salary of $140,358.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect as of January 1, 2006.

House of Representatives, July 13, 2006.

This Bill having been returned by His Excellency the Governor with his objections thereto in writing (see House 5158) has been passed by the House of Representatives, notwithstanding said objections, two-thirds of the House (157 yeas to 0 nays) having agreed to pass the same.
Sent to the Senate for its action.
Salvatore F. DiMasi, Speaker.
Steven T. James, Clerk.

Senate, July 13, 2006.

Passed by the Senate, notwithstanding the objections of His Excellency the Governor, two-thirds of the members present (29 yeas to 1 nays) having approved the same.
Robert E. Travaglini, President.
William F. Welch, Clerk.

July 21, 2006.

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