Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 9 of chapter 32 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, and for the purpose of promoting the public good, the retirement board of the city of Springfield shall pay to Eleanor Lawler, the surviving spouse of Daniel Lawler, a former firefighter of said city, a pension equal to that which she would have received had section 100 of said chapter 32 been in effect at the time of the death of said Daniel Lawler. Said payments shall become effective on the first payment date after the effective date of this act and shall not be retroactive.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.