SECTION 1. (a) Notwithstanding section 12 of chapter 32 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Boston Retirement Board shall provide to Donna Lawler, the surviving beneficiary of former Boston Police officer Robert Lawler, a lifetime, monthly allowance equal to the amount she would receive as if Robert Lawler had, upon retirement, elected option (c) of subdivision (2) of said section 12 of said chapter 32 and nominated Donna Lawler as his sole surviving eligible beneficiary; provided, however, that the retirement board shall withhold from each payment made to Donna Lawler during the first year of such payments, such an amount, in equal increments, as is necessary to account for the difference in the total amount Robert Lawler received pursuant to option (b) of said subdivision (2) of said section 12 from the date of his retirement to the date of his death and the total amount he would have received had he elected said option (c) from the date of his retirement to the date of his death. The allowance shall be payable as of the date of Robert Lawler’s death.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
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