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Higher ed creditable service bill is law

Higher Education members with previous "contract" or so-called "03 service" will now be able to purchase up to four years of that service as creditable service toward retirement.
 
SB 2462 was signed into law by the governor on July 19 and is now Chapter 161 of the Acts of 2006.  The law goes into effect in 90 days (October 19, 2006).
 
Notes or calls of appreciation should go to Sen. Joan Menard (D-Somerset), who has been the chief sponsor of this bill for MTA and others for many years, and to State Rep. Jay Kaufman (D-Lexington) and Sen. Patricia Jehlen (D-Somerville), Co-Chairs of the Public Service Committee, who were instrumental in ensuring this bill became law. 

Their office phone numbers are:
 
                               Sen. Joan Menard - (617) 722-1114
                               Rep. Jay Kaufman - (617) 722-2240
                               Sen. Patricia Jehlen - (617) 722-1578