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 any law to the contrary and in order to promote the public good, the retirement board of the city of Revere is hereby authorized and directed to retire firefighter Russell E. Vitale, of the fire department of the city of Revere who as the result of injuries sustained by him while in the performance of his duties as a firefighter is totally and permanently incapacitated for further service as a firefighter. The annual amount of pension payable to said Russell E. Vitale under this act shall be fixed in an amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which he would have been paid had he continued in service as a firefighter of said city at the grade held by him at the time of his retirement. The annual pension payable by said city to said Russell E. Vitale under the provisions of this act shall be reduced by the amount of any compensation he may receive from any gainful employment after the effective date of his retirement. Said Russell E. Vitale shall be entitled to and shall receive all annual cost-of-living adjustments, in his annual pension, granted under the provisions of any general or special law. Such retirement shall become effective as of the date following the last day on which he received regular compensation. Upon the retirement of Russell E. Vitale, the retirement board of said city shall forthwith pay to him all amounts standing to his credit in the annuity savings funds of the retirement system of said city.
SECTION 2. The provisions of section one hundred of chapter forty-one of the General Laws shall continue to apply to said Russell E. Vitale, relative to his indemnification by said city for any hospital, medical and related expenses which may be incurred by him after the date of his retirement as a result of the aforementioned incapacity.
SECTION 3. Upon the death of said Russell E. Vitale, if he shall leave a wife surviving him, said city shall pay to her for as long as she remains unmarried a pension in the amount of three-fourths of the amount of the pension payable to him at the time of his death. Upon the death of the survivor wife of said Russell E. Vitale, the city of Revere shall pay to the surviving children of Russell E. Vitale and his survivor wife, until the age of eighteen, a pension of equal proportion to each child which shall total three-fourths of the amount of the pension payable to Russell E. Vitale, at the time of his death. If said Russell E. Vitale is unmarried at the time of the passage of this act, any determinations as to the right of survivorship shall be determined by the retirement board of the city of Revere.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.