SECTION 1. (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, Elected officials of the Town of Plymouth who receive compensation by vote of the town at an annual or special town meeting per G.L. c.41, §108 shall not, as such, constitute employees for purposes of G.L. c 32B and shall not, as such, be eligible for participation in the town’s contributory medical, dental and life insurance plan (the “plan”);
(b) Notwithstanding the foregoing, however: (i) Any such elected officials who were elected prior to the effective date of this act, whether or not presently serving, if eligible and vested as of said date to participate in the plan upon retirement, or as presently retired, shall continue to be eligible and vested to participate upon retirement, or as presently retired; (ii) Any such elected officials who were elected prior to the effective date of this act who participate in the plan on the effective date of this act shall continue to be eligible to participation in the plan until the end of their current terms, and in the event they serve an immediately successive term or terms thereafter, shall continue to be eligible to participate in the plan during said successive term or terms, provided they pay 100 percent of the cost of participation in the plan, plus any administrative cost therefor as may be imposed by the board of selectmen; and (iii) Nothing contained in this act shall impair or in any way affect any right of a town retiree created by c. 36 of the Acts of 1998 or c. 24 of the Acts of 2003.
(c) This act shall take effect upon the date of its passage; provided, however that the General Court may make clerical or editorial changes of form only to the bill, unless the Board of Selectmen approves amendments to the bill before enactment by the General Court, and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to approve amendments which shall be within the scope of the general public’s objectives to petition.
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