AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF BOSTON TO PROVIDE A CERTAIN PENSION FOR ERMES CAMETTI.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. For the purpose of promoting the public good and
notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, an annual
pension shall be paid by the State-Boston Retirement System in monthly
installments to Ermes Cametti, who is totally and permanently incapacitated
as a result of injuries sustained by him in the course of and while in the
performance of his duty as a patrolman in the police department of the city
of Boston, on July twenty-first, nineteen hundred and eighty-five. Said
pension shall at all times be equal to the annual rate of regular
compensation which would have been payable to him by said city had he
continued in service in the grade held by him at the time of his
retirement. Upon said Ermes Cametti's death, his wife Norma, should she
survive him, shall be paid in monthly installments an annual benefit equal
to three-quarters of the amount of the annual pension that would have been
payable to said Ermes Cametti had he continued to live.
SECTION 2. On the effective date of this act, all amounts
standing to the credit of Ermes Cametti in the annuity savings fund of the
State-Boston Retirement System shall be paid to him.
SECTION 3. On the effective date of this act, the superannuation
retirement allowance being paid to Ermes Cametti by the State-Boston
Retirement System under the provisions of section five of chapter
thirty-two of the General Laws, effective October thirty-first, nineteen
hundred and eighty-seven, shall be terminated.
SECTION 4. On the effective date of this act, the amount of the
difference between the superannuation retirement allowance paid to Ermes
Cametti and the amount that would have been paid to him under the
provisions of this act had it been effective October thirty-first, nineteen
hundred and eighty-seven, shall be paid to him.
SECTION 5. Notwithstanding the eligibility provisions of section
one hundred B of chapter forty-one of the General Laws to the contrary, on
the effective date of this act, said section shall apply to Ermes Cametti
relative to his indemnification by the city of Boston for any reasonable
hospital, medical and related expenses incurred by him on or after the
effective date of this act as a result of the above mentioned disability.
Said section one hundred B, notwithstanding any provision therein to the
contrary, shall also apply to said hospital, medical and related expenses
incurred by Ermes Cametti from October thirty-first, nineteen hundred and
eighty-seven, until the effective date of this act, provided that bills for
said expenses are presented for indemnification within six months of the
effective date of this act.
SECTION 6. The pension awarded under this act shall be construed
for purposes of determining income tax liability, as if it were awarded
under section seven of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws.
SECTION 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage.