General Laws

Section 59. Any person in the service of the commonwealth, or of a county, city or town which, by vote of its county commissioners or city council or of its inhabitants at a town meeting, accepts this section, or has accepted similar provisions of earlier laws, shall be entitled, during the time of his service in the armed forces of the commonwealth, under section thirty-eight, forty, forty-one, forty-two or sixty, or during his annual tour of duty of not exceeding 34 days in any state fiscal year and not exceeding 17 days in any federal fiscal year as a member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, to receive pay therefor, without loss of his ordinary remuneration as an employee or official of the commonwealth, or of such county, city or town, and shall also be entitled to the same leaves of absence or vacation with pay given to other like employees or officials.