Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. For the purpose of promoting the public good, the State-Boston retirement board shall forthwith retire on an annual pension to be paid in equal monthly installments, to Donald J. LaPorte, a firefighter in the fire department of said city, who is permanently incapacitated for further service as a firefighter as a result of injuries sustained by him in the performance of his duty on October second, nineteen hundred and eighty-two at an arson fire in the South Boston section of the city of Boston. Such pension shall be equal to the annual rate of regular compensation which would have been paid to him had he continued in service in the grade held by him at the time of his retirement. Upon the death of Donald J. LaPorte leaving Patricia A. LaPorte his wife surviving him, the city of Boston shall pay her, so long as she remains unmarried, an annuity in the amount of three-quarters of the amount of the pension payable to said Donald J. LaPorte at the time of his death.
SECTION 2. Upon the retirement of Donald J. LaPorte under the provisions of section one of this act, the State-Boston retirement board shall forthwith pay to the said Donald J. LaPorte all amounts standing to his credit, in the annuity savings fund of the State-Boston retirement board.
SECTION 3. The provisions of section one hundred of chapter forty-one of the General Laws shall continue to apply to Donald J. LaPorte relative to his indemnification by the city of Boston for any hospital, medical and related expenses which may be incurred by him after the date of his retirement as a result of the aforementioned incapacity.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.