SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2285 FILED ON: 10/9/2009
SENATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 2179
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the Year Two Thousand Nine
An Act increasing the pension benefits payable to Aquinnah Sarah Burgess by the Attleboro retirement system..
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 any special law or general law to the contrary and in order to promote the public good, the Attleboro Retirement Board is hereby authorized and directed to pay to Aquinnah Sarah Burgess the daughter of Jeffrey Burgess who died on August thirty-first, two thousand and nine as a result of massive trauma and internal injuries sustained on August thirty-first, two thousand and nine as a result of being struck by an automobile in front of three hundred and eighty-five South Main Street, Attleboro, Massachusetts in the performance of his duties as an employee of the Water Department, City of Attleboro, a survivor’s accidental death benefit from the date of his death under the provisions of section nine of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws which shall consist of a yearly allowance equal to the annual rate of regular compensation which would have been payable to said Jeffrey Burgess had he continued in the service of the City of Attleboro at a grade held by him at the time of his death. Such accidental death benefit allowance shall terminate at of earlier of the date that said Aquinnah Sarah Burgess reaches the age of twenty-three or the date of her death. Said accidental death benefit shall be processed and paid through the Attleboro Contributory Retirement system in the ordinary course. The payment of such benefit shall be diminished by the amounts payable to the dependents of said Jeffrey Burgess under the provisions of section thirty-one of chapter one hundred fifty-two of the General Laws.
SECTION 2: Aquinnah Sarah Burgess shall be eligible for individual health and dental insurance available to employees of the City of Attleboro under chapter thirty-two B of the General Laws provided she or someone or her behalf pays one-half the amount of the premium for such insurance. Such eligibility for health and dental insurance shall terminate at of earlier of the date that said Aquinnah Sarah Burgess reaches the age of twenty-three or the date of her death.