SECTION 1. Notwithstanding section 7 of chapter 32 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, and in order to promote the public good, the State Board of Retirement shall grant an increased accidental disability retirement allowance to Lieutenant Howard S. Levine of the City of Attleboro, who as a result of injuries sustained while in the performance of his duties on September 3, 1990 is permanently unable to perform the essential duties of his job and incapacitated for further services as a Correction Office III. Howard S. Levine shall receive a yearly amount of pension of 72% of the rate of compensation which would have been paid to him had he continued in service as a Correction Officer III of the Department of Correction which was held by him at the time of his retirement. This disability allowance shall maintain parity with Correction Officer III collective bargaining increases of pay.
SECTION 2. Upon the death of Howard S. Levine, leaving Charlene Ann Levine, his wife, surviving him, the State Board of Retirement shall pay to her so long as she remains unmarried, an annuity of the amount of three-fourths of the amount of the pension payable to him at the time of his death.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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