MEMORANDUM #7, 2009

Commonwealth of Massachusetts | Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission
Five Middlesex Avenue, Suite 304, Somerville, MA 02145
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Domenic J. F. Russo, Chairman | A. Joseph DeNucci, Vice Chairman
Mary Ann Bradley | Paul V. Doane | Kenneth J. Donnelly | James M. Machado | Donald R. Marquis
Joseph E. Connarton, Executive Director


M E M O R A N D U M

TO:           All Retirement Boards

FROM:     Joseph E. Connarton, Executive Director

RE:           Chapter 467 of the Acts of 2008, Group Classification for EMTs

DATE:     
January 22, 2009

Attached is a copy of Chapter 467 of the Acts of 2008.  There was no emergency preamble included in the act, so it becomes effective on April 9, 2009.

This act amends G.L. c. 32, § 3(2)(g), creating a local option that will allow municipalities to elect to place uniformed employees of a municipal or public emergency medical service who are certified at any level by the department of public health as an emergency medical technician in Group 4.

The section shall take effect in a municipality upon its acceptance.  In a city having a Plan D or Plan E charter, acceptance is by majority vote of its city council and approved by the manager; in any other city acceptance is by majority vote of the city council and approved by the mayor.  In a town, acceptance is by vote of the board of selectmen.

Please advise PERAC when you become aware of the acceptance of this local option, and submit certified copies of the acceptance action.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact this office.

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