AN ACT DIRECTING THE TOWN OF MARBLEHEAD RETIREMENT BOARD TO GRANT A CERTAIN PENSION TO CARL E. VARRELL.
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 town of Marblehead is hereby authorized and directed to increase the
pension payable to Carl E. Varrell, a retired patrolman in the police
department of the town of Marblehead, who as a result of injuries sustained
by him while in the performance of his duties as a police officer is
totally and permanently incapacitated for further service as a police
officer. The annual amount of pension payable said Carl E. Varrell under
the provisions of 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 police officer of said town, at the grade held by him at the
time of his retirement. The annual pension payable to said Carl E. Varrell
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 this act.
SECTION 2. The commonwealth shall reimburse the town of Marblehead for
cost of living payments to Carl E. Varrell which would have been paid had
this act not been passed.
SECTION 3. Upon the death of said Carl E. Varrell, if he dies as
the natural and proximate result of the injury sustained or hazard
undergone which resulted in his retirement, leaving Sheila A. Varrell, his
wife, surviving him, the town of Marblehead retirement board shall pay to
her, so long as she remains unmarried, a pension in the amount of
seventy-two per cent of the amount of the pension payable to said Carl E. Varrell at the
time of his death, plus a cost of living allowance pursuant to the terms
and conditions of section one hundred and two of chapter thirty-two of the
General Laws. Upon
the death or remarriage of the survivor wife, Sheila A. Varrell, of said
Carl E. Varrell, the town of Marblehead shall pay to the legal guardian of
any surviving child of Carl E. Varrell until such child reaches age eighteen, or who is
over said age and under age twenty-two and a full time student at an
accredited educational institution, a pension of equal proportion to each
such child which shall total in the aggregate the allowance paid to Sheila
A. Varrell, so long as
such child survives and is under age eighteen, or if over said age and under
age twenty-two, is a full time student at an accredited educational institution.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.