AN ACT AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE RETIREMENT BOARD OF THE CITY OF LEOMINSTER TO RETIRE THOMAS KENT.
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 Leominster is hereby authorized and directed to retire
Thomas Kent, a police officer of said city, who, as a result of injuries
sustained while in the performance of his duties on September 15, 1995, is
totally and permanently incapacitated from further service as a police officer.
The annual amount of pension payable to said Thomas Kent shall be fixed in an
amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which would have been paid to
him had he continued in service as a police officer of said city at the grade
held by him at the time of his retirement. Such retirement shall become
effective as of the date following the last day on which he received regular
compensation. Upon such retirement, said retirement board shall forthwith pay
to him the amount credited to him as accumulated total deductions in the
annuity savings of the Leominster retirement system.
Thomas Kent shall be entitled to receive such
indemnification for all hospital, medical and related expenses that have been
or may be incurred after the date of his retirement as a result of the injuries
sustained by him while in the performance of his duties, in accordance with the
provisions of chapter 41 of the General Laws.
Upon the death of Thomas Kent, if his wife survives him,
the retirement board of the city of Leominster shall pay to her, so long as she
remains unmarried, an annuity in the amount of three-fourths of the amount of
the pension payable to him, per month at the time of his death. If said wife
remarries, said city shall pay in lieu of the aforesaid annuity, an
annuity of $520 per month to her.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.