Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, Thomas Nastasia, a captain in the police department of the city of Lawrence, is hereby authorized to continue in such office or position until he reaches age seventy; provided, however, that he is mentally and physically capable of performing the duties of his office or position; and provided, further, that he shall hold said office or position subject to the approval of the appointing authority, and may be removed therefrom in accordance with the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws. The appointing authority may, at its own expense, require said Thomas Nastasia to be examined by an impartial physician designated by the retirement board of the city of Lawrence to determine his capability for continued service. Deductions shall continue to be made from the regular compensation of said Thomas Nastasia under the provisions of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws for any service performed between age sixty-five and seventy, and upon retirement said Thomas Nastasia shall receive a superannuation allowance, or a veteran's pension allowance, as applicable, equal to that appropriate for his full years of creditable service, including any such actual service between age sixty-five and seventy. Should said Thomas Nastasia be determined to be not capable of continuing in service pursuant to an examination by an impartial physician as provided for in this act, he shall be retired for superannuation, and shall not be presumed by virtue of such determination to be disabled for the purposes of said chapter thirty-two.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.