Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. In order to fulfill a moral obligation and notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law or rule to the contrary, the state retirement board is hereby authorized and directed to credit Donna Devlin, a deceased member of the uniformed branch of the state police, for the period of her maternity leave as creditable service for the purposes of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws; provided however, that the surviving spouse of said Donna Devlin shall pay into the annuity savings fund of the state retirement system an amount equal to the amount that would have been withheld from her regular compensation had she received such regular compensation for the period of such leave; and provided, further, that after such crediting of such creditable service, the state retirement board shall recalculate the allowance payable pursuant to the provisions of option (d) of subdivision (2) of section twelve of said chapter thirty-two of the General Laws to the eligible beneficiary designated by, or, if there is none, the surviving spouse of, said Donna Devlin as of the date of her death.
SECTION 2. The provisions of subdivision (3) of section six of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws shall not be applied in the determination of allowances payable under this act.