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 subsection (3) of section three of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws or any other general or special law or rule to the contrary, Ethel Kamien, a former and retired employee of the university of Massachusetts at Lowell, shall be allowed to purchase as creditable service the period of August twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and sixty-one through February first, nineteen hundred and sixty-two, for the purposes of determining her superannuation retirement allowance pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (a) of subdivision (2) of section five of said chapter thirty-two. Eligibility for said creditable service shall be conditioned upon payment to the state employees' retirement system of an amount equal to the contribution she would have otherwise owed for said period of creditable service together with regular interest thereon. Such repayment shall be made in one sum or in installments as the state retirement board shall prescribe; provided, however, that said Ethel Kamien shall thereupon receive such increased allowance together with an amount equal to the difference between the allowance said Ethel Kamien actually received from the date of retirement to the date of recalculation and the amount of the allowance which said Ethel Kamien would have received had such recalculated allowance been paid to said Ethel Kamien from the date of retirement.