Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to restore certain provisions regarding the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Employees’ Retirement System, 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:
Chapter 273 of the acts of 2006 is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
Section 4. Nothing in this act shall change the membership in another system, decrease or abridge the annuities, pensions, retirement allowances, refunds or accumulated total deductions or a right or benefit to which an employee was entitled before the effective date of this act. Persons transferred to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority on July 1, 1985, who were members of the state employees' retirement system as employees of the former metropolitan district commission before that date shall continue to be members of the state employees' retirement system. Neither the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority nor the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority Retirement System shall have liability for retirement allowances to, or on behalf of, those persons.
Approved January 15, 2009