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Budget Summary FY2011

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Data Current as of:  8/6/2010

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Definition of Wages for Retirement - Clothing Allowance

SECTION 116.   Section 23 of chapter 21 of the acts of 2009 is hereby amended by adding the following 2 sentences:- The retirement allowance of any retired member which included in the calculation of such allowance amounts paid as clothing allowance upon which contributions were made shall not be reduced, modified or changed because of the inclusion of such clothing allowance payments. Notwithstanding any special or general law to the contrary, any amount paid to an active member for clothing allowance upon which contributions were made and included in any applicable collective bargaining agreement or individual contract for employment in effect on May 1, 2009, shall continue to be included in the definition of "regular compensation" during the term of that collective bargaining agreement or contract; provided, however, that any such amount, benefit or payment received after June 30, 2012, shall not be considered regular compensation.