Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 38 of the acts of 1995 is hereby amended by striking out section 246 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 246. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws or of any other general or special law to the contrary, any city, town or county whose legislative and executive authorities have accepted the provisions of section forty-eight of chapter one hundred and thirty-three of the acts of nineteen hundred and ninety-two, and whose retirement system has as its members the employees of the retirement board of such retirement system, shall upon the vote of said legislative and executive authorities, provide to the employees of such retirement board the same rights and privileges of election of the early retirement program as defined in said section forty-eight, under the same terms and conditions of said retirement program, just as if such members had chosen the early retirement program under the terms and time limitations of said section forty-eight; provided, that such election by the member and such acceptance by the legislative and executive authorities occur within one year after the effective date of this act; and provided further, that the retirement date elected under the provisions of this section shall not be later than forty-five days after the acceptance of this section.