Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 271 of the acts of 1966 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the words "such sum, not exceeding one thousand dollars" and inserting in place thereof the words:- an amount equal to one-half the death benefit of such member.
SECTION 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to persons who retired on or after January first, nineteen hundred and eighty.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.