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 any general or special law to the contrary and for the purpose of promoting the public good, the state board of retirement shall pay Diane Brugman, the surviving spouse of state trooper Michael Brugman, an accidental death benefit as provided under section 9 of chapter 32 of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of April 16, 1999.