AN ACT DIRECTING THE CITY OF NEW BEDFORD RETIREMENT BOARD TO INCREASE THE DISABILITY RETIREMENT ALLOWANCE TO FORMER POLICE OFFICER RAYMOND SOUZA.
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 and in order to promote the public good, the retirement
board of the city of New Bedford is hereby authorized and directed to amend the
accidental disability pension of retired police officer Raymond Souza of the
city of New Bedford, who, as the result of injuries sustained by him while in
the performance of his duties is totally and permanently incapacitated for
further service as police officer. The annual amount of pension payable to
said Raymond Souza under this act shall be fixed in the amount equal to the
regular base salary of a police officer in effect in said city on the effective
date of this act.
Upon the death of said Raymond Souza, leaving Norma Souza,
his wife, surviving him, said city shall pay to her for as long as she remains
unmarried an annuity in the amount of 72 per cent of the amount of the pension
payable to him at the time of his death.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.