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Budget Summary FY2011

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Data Current as of:  8/6/2010

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SECTION 23.   The definition of "Regular compensation" in section 1 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 2 of chapter 21 of the acts of 2009, is hereby further amended by inserting after the second paragraph the following paragraph:-

Notwithstanding any provision of this chapter to the contrary, regular compensation for any person who becomes a member after January 1, 2011, shall not include salary, wages or other compensation in whatever form in any calendar year in excess of 64 per cent of the annual limitation that may be imposed under federal law on the amount of compensation that may be taken into account when calculating benefits under plans described in 26 U.S.C. 401(a) including, but not limited to, the applicable limits for any calendar year under 26 U.S.C. 401(a)(17). Faculty, librarians and administrators in public higher education, as well as any physicians employed by the commonwealth who are eligible for the state retirement system, shall not be prohibited from participating in the college retirement equities fund or the optional retirement program by the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association.