Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. In a city, town, or fire district, which accepts the provisions of this act, a firefighter or police officer, whose employment was terminated due to a reduction in force and subsequently was reinstated to his former position within three years of termination, shall be credited with active service for such period of unemployment. Such credited service shall be included as part of his length of service, and shall be applied to his seniority, promotional examinations and retirement; provided, however, that said firefighter or police officer shall be required to pay into the annuity savings fund of the retirement system in one sum, or in installments upon conditions as the retirement board shall prescribe, an amount equal to the accumulated regular deductions otherwise payable by him had he remained an active member in service during said period of unemployment at the rate of compensation he was receiving at the time of the aforesaid termination of employment together with regular interest thereon to his date of reinstatement; and provided, further, that said firefighter or police officer shall be required to pay into the annuity savings fund of the retirement system in one sum, or in installments upon conditions as the retirement board shall prescribe, an amount equal to the accumulated regular deductions withdrawn by him, if any, with the regular interest to the date of his reinstatement.
SECTION 2. Nothing contained in this act shall be construed to require, as a condition for such credit, the payment of any additional sums other than the sums required pursuant to chapter three hundred and twenty-four of the acts of nineteen hundred and eighty-three for any such firefighter or police officer in any city or town having accepted the provisions of said chapter three hundred and twenty-four prior to October eighth, nineteen hundred and eighty-five.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.