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 and notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, an annual pension shall be paid by the State-Boston Retirement System in monthly installments to Ermes Cametti, who is totally and permanently incapacitated as a result of injuries sustained by him in the course of and while in the performance of his duty as a patrolman in the police department of the city of Boston, on July twenty-first, nineteen hundred and eighty-five. Said pension shall at all times be equal to the annual rate of regular compensation which would have been payable to him by said city had he continued in service in the grade held by him at the time of his retirement. Upon said Ermes Cametti's death, his wife Norma, should she survive him, shall be paid in monthly installments an annual benefit equal to three-quarters of the amount of the annual pension that would have been payable to said Ermes Cametti had he continued to live.
SECTION 2. On the effective date of this act, all amounts standing to the credit of Ermes Cametti in the annuity savings fund of the State-Boston Retirement System shall be paid to him.
SECTION 3. On the effective date of this act, the superannuation retirement allowance being paid to Ermes Cametti by the State-Boston Retirement System under the provisions of section five of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, effective October thirty-first, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, shall be terminated.
SECTION 4. On the effective date of this act, the amount of the difference between the superannuation retirement allowance paid to Ermes Cametti and the amount that would have been paid to him under the provisions of this act had it been effective October thirty-first, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, shall be paid to him.
SECTION 5. Notwithstanding the eligibility provisions of section one hundred B of chapter forty-one of the General Laws to the contrary, on the effective date of this act, said section shall apply to Ermes Cametti relative to his indemnification by the city of Boston for any reasonable hospital, medical and related expenses incurred by him on or after the effective date of this act as a result of the above mentioned disability. Said section one hundred B, notwithstanding any provision therein to the contrary, shall also apply to said hospital, medical and related expenses incurred by Ermes Cametti from October thirty-first, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, until the effective date of this act, provided that bills for said expenses are presented for indemnification within six months of the effective date of this act.
SECTION 6. The pension awarded under this act shall be construed for purposes of determining income tax liability, as if it were awarded under section seven of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws.
SECTION 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage.