On Friday, February 12th, State Senator John C. Velis and State Representative Carol A. Doherty filed identical bills, currently identified as SD. 1111 and HD.1802 (these bills may be assigned new numbers in the coming weeks), on behalf of the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) titled: An Act to provide a retirement enhancement opportunity for certain members of the Massachusetts Teachers Retirement System. However, please be advised that these are just proposed bills and will not necessarily result in a passed law. The journey from bill to law is a lengthy and deliberative process where bills can fail to progress out of the early stages or can be modified substantially during the process.
The Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System (MTRS) is currently reviewing the proposed legislation, will closely monitor its progress, and will post updates here as they become available.