SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, and in order to promote the public good, there shall be paid an accidental death benefit from the State-Boston retirement board to Maureen Shaw, the widow of Kenneth James Shaw, a former police officer of the city of Boston who contracted Hepatitis C in the official performance of his duties.
SECTION 2. Such an accidental death benefit allowance shall consist of a yearly amount of pension equal to seventy-two percent of the annual rate of regular compensation of said Kenneth James Shaw for the twelve-month period for which he last received compensation from the police department of said city. Any annual cost-of-living increases, as determined by the general court, shall before payments are made, be approved by the State-Boston retirement board.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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