Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately authorize the reinstatement of John F. Driscoll of the town of Somerset as a member in service in the Massachusetts teachers' retirement system, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, John F. Driscoll of the town of Somerset shall be eligible to be reinstated as a member in service of the teachers' retirement system as of the effective date of this act; provided, however, that he shall repay to the state employees retirement system an amount equal to the total amount of any retirement allowance received by him together with regular interest thereon, such repayment to be made in one sum or in installments as the state board of retirement shall prescribe. Upon completion of such repayment, said state board of retirement shall transfer said John F. Driscoll's accumulated total deductions to the teachers' retirement board. Upon receipt of said transfer, said John F. Driscoll shall be entitled to creditable service for all periods of service for which deductions were made from his regular compensation.
Upon reinstatement as a member in service of the teachers' retirement system, said John F. Driscoll shall be eligible, upon the payment of regular deductions together with regular interest thereon to establish creditable service with said system for the period of service during which he had previously waived his retirement allowance. Such payment shall be in one sum.
In the event said John F. Driscoll shall again retire before the completion of make-up payments, he shall, in addition to credit for his actual membership service rendered since the date of his reinstatement hereunder, be entitled to credit for the portion of his previous creditable service which the total of his make-up payments actually made, together with regular interest thereon to the date such retirement becomes effective, bears to the total amount of what his make-up payments, together with regular interest thereon to such latter date, would have been had he made payment thereof in one sum on such latter date. Any pension allowance, or other retirement benefit provided hereunder shall be exclusive of and in the alternative to any other pension, allowance, or other retirement benefit, including any provided for under any other general or special law.