Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately provide for creditable service for Clarence A. Richards, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provisions of section three of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the retirement board of the Hampden county retirement system is hereby authorized and directed to permit Clarence A. Richards of the city of Springfield to become a member in service of said system, as of October twenty-second, nineteen hundred and eighty-four. Upon becoming a member in service of said system, said Clarence Richards shall pay into said annuity savings fund, in one sum or in installments, as the board shall determine, an amount equal to any retirement allowance or accumulated regular deductions received by him under the provisions of said chapter thirty-two.
Said Clarence Richards shall also pay into said annuity savings fund, in one sum or in installments as the board shall determine, an amount equal to the amounts which would have been deducted from the regular compensation of said Clarence Richards for the period from October twenty-second, nineteen hundred and eighty-four until the effective date of this act had he been a member in service during said period. In addition to the payment of the amount required by the preceding sentence, said Clarence Richards shall also pay into the annuity savings fund an amount of interest such that upon the completion of such payments the value of his accumulated payments under this paragraph, together with regular interest thereon, shall equal the value of his accumulated regular deductions for such period which would have resulted if such deductions had actually been made when such regular compensation was actually received.
Upon the completion of the payments required hereunder, the retirement board shall grant to said Clarence Richards creditable service for the period from October twenty-second, nineteen hundred and eighty-four until the effective date of this act, and shall also credit said Clarence Richards with all prior service rendered by him as a member in service, provided that no such credit shall be granted unless and until such payments are completed.