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 Boston retirement board
shall retire William G. Suprey, a fire captain in
the city of Boston, who as a result of injuries sustained by him
while in the performance of his duties on
March 31, 1996,
is totally and permanently incapacitated from further
service as a firefighter.
The annual amount of pension payable to William G. Suprey
shall be fixed in an amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which
he would have been paid had he continued in service as a firefighter in said
at the grade held by him at the time of his retirement.
Upon such retirement, the Boston retirement board
shall forthwith pay to him all amounts standing to his credit in the annuity
savings fund of the retirement system of said city.
The provisions of section 100 of chapter 41 of the
General Laws shall continue to apply to William G. Suprey relative to his
indemnification by the city of Boston for any hospital, medical and related
expenses which may be incurred by him after the date of his retirement as a
result of the aforementioned incapacity.
Upon the death of William G. Suprey, if his spouse,
survives him and as long as she remains unmarried, the city of Boston shall pay
her an annual annuity equal to the sum of three-fourths of the amount of the
pension payable to him at the time of his death and $450 for each child of
William G. Suprey for such time as such child is either under 18 years of age
or totally physically or mentally incapacitated from
working. If the spouse of William G. Suprey remarries, said city
her, in lieu of the aforementioned annuity, an annual annuity of $520 for each
child of William G. Suprey for such time as each such child is residing with
and such child is either under 18 years of age or
totally physically or mentally incapacitated from working.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.