SECTION 1. (a) Notwithstanding section 12 of chapter 32 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts State Retirement Board shall provide to Mary Coulter-Bennett, the surviving beneficiary of former State Police Detective Lieutenant William Coulter, a lifetime, monthly allowance equal to the amount she would receive as if William Coulter had, upon retirement, elected option (c) of subdivision (2) of said section 12 of said chapter 32 and nominated Mary Coulter-Bennett as his sole surviving eligible beneficiary. The allowance shall be payable as of the date of William Coulter’s death.
(b) Any retirement benefit provided to Mary Coulter-Bennett pursuant to this act shall be in lieu of, and not in addition to, any benefits she may have otherwise received from the Massachusetts State Employees Retirement System as William Coulter’s beneficiary.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of September 30, 2019.
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