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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2019        FILED ON: 3/12/2014

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2042

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the disability retirement of Woburn police officer Robert DeNapoli.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Kenneth J. Donnelly

Fourth Middlesex

James J. Dwyer

30th Middlesex

Jay R. Kaufman

15th Middlesex


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2019        FILED ON: 3/12/2014

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2042

By Mr. Donnelly, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2042) of Kenneth J. Donnelly, James J. Dwyer and Jay R. Kaufman (with the approval of the mayor and city council) for legislation relative to the disability retirement of Woburn police officer Robert DeNapoli.  Public Service.  [Local Approval Received.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Fourteen

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An Act relative to the disability retirement of Woburn police officer Robert DeNapoli.

 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and in order to promote the public good, the Woburn retirement board is directed to retire Robert DeNapoli, a Woburn Police Department Officer who was seriously injured in the line of duty on September 6, 2011, and as a result, is totally and permanently incapacitated from performing the essential duties of a police officer.  Said benefits shall be paid and administered in accordance with section 7 of chapter 32 of the General Laws. 

              SECTION 2. In addition to the retirement benefits granted under section of Chapter 32 hereunder, the city of Woburn shall grant Robert DeNapoli additional benefits, such that he will receive, on a pre-tax basis, additional sums that together with his benefits under said section 7 of chapter 32, shall equal the regular rate of compensation which would have been payable to the said Robert DeNapoli had he continued in service as a police officer of the police department of the city of Woburn at the grade held by him at the time of his retirement.  Such retirement shall become effective commencing on the date immediately following the final day for which he received regular compensation for such employment.  This increased disability retirement allowance shall end when the said Robert DeNapoli turns 65 years of age at which time his disability retirement allowance shall revert to an amount equal to 80 per cent of the average annual rate of compensation paid in the previous 12 months, or upon his death, whichever first occurs. The additional benefits granted herein shall be funded and administered by the Woburn retirement board, consistent with and subject to said chapter 32, except that sections 8 and 91A of said chapter 32 shall not apply.  Further, upon retirement, Robert DeNapoli shall receive a lump sum payment from the Woburn retirement board of total accumulated retirement deductions. 

              SECTION 3. If the said Robert DeNapoli is married at the time of retirement, then upon his death, the Woburn retirement board is directed to pay to such surviving spouse, if then living, a pension, payable in monthly installments, in the amount of three-fourths of the annualized amount of the pension payable to the said Robert DeNapoli on the date of death. Said pension shall be subject to section 103 of chapter 32.

              SECTION 4. The said Robert DeNapoli shall be indemnified for hospital, medical, and other healthcare expenses related to treatment of injuries sustained while in the line of duty on September 6, 2011, or not otherwise covered by health insurance. 

              SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

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