Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Raymond McGrath, a police officer of the city of Worcester, shall, while on leave of absence from his position as police officer for the city of Worcester for the purpose of acting as a full-time representative of the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, be considered, for the purposes of chapter thirty-two of the General Laws, to be on leave of absence without pay. He shall receive credit in the Worcester retirement system for service from February first, nineteen hundred and eighty-four to December thirty-first, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, inclusive. This period of creditable service will be dependent upon his contribution to the annuity savings fund of the retirement system of the city of Worcester, the amount which he would have contributed to said fund had he remained in the service of the city of Worcester as a police officer for the applicable period pursuant to subsection three of section three of said chapter thirty-two of the General Laws. No retirement allowance under said chapter thirty-two will become effective for him until he has paid to the annuity savings fund of the Worcester retirement system, a make-up payment, calculated with interest, for the amount equal to that which he would have been withheld as regular deductions from the regular compensation he would have earned during the applicable period pursuant to said subsection three. He shall be entitled to all benefits and privileges, except the payment of salary, as provided under chapters thirty, thirty-one, thirty-two and thirty-two A of the General Laws, during the leave of absence.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.