Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section ninety-five B of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the city of Newton, in granting the annuity pursuant to said section ninety-five B shall only be limited to an amount not to exceed sixty-five per cent of the annual pension benefit payable to the official or employee at the date of death of such official or employee or six thousand dollars, whichever is less; provided, however, that if any such annuity is less than three thousand five hundred dollars, it may be increased to an amount not exceeding three thousand five hundred dollars; provided, further, that nothing in this act shall be construed to limit any such annuity by an amount less than the amount otherwise provided for under said section ninety-five B.
SECTION 2. The payment of any such pension amount provided in section one shall apply retroactively to November seventeenth, nineteen hundred and eighty-two or the date of death of the employee or official, whichever is later.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.