Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 188 of the acts of 1969 is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 1. The New Bedford Police Association, a corporation duly established under the laws of the commonwealth, is hereby authorized, upon the resignation or retirement from the police department of the city of New Bedford of any member in good standing who has been a member for at least ten years or who has been pensioned from such police department for an injury or other disability, to pay such member such sum, not exceeding thirty-five hundred dollars, as may be determined by vote of the directors of said corporation. Any amount so paid shall reduce the death benefit otherwise payable on the death of such member.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.