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 eighty-five H of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, section one hundred and eleven F of chapter forty-one of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, and notwithstanding any greater compensation or benefits as may be provided by any insurance policy, the town of Williamsburg is hereby authorized to make payments, in the event one or more of its firefighters or police officers is injured in the line of duty, at the level of his regular employment up to, but not exceeding, the levels which would be authorized by law, assuming that the salary of any such firefighter or police officer was that of a full time entry level permanent firefighter or police officer in a community to be chosen from those communities presently comprising Hampshire county by the board of selectmen of said town of Williamsburg. The community chosen shall be a community which provides twenty-four hours per day on duty firefighters and police officers. Said town is hereby authorized to provide such compensation directly or through insurance.