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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 379 AN ACT DIRECTING THE CITY OF BOSTON TO GRANT A PENSION TO CARL W. JOHNSON.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:


SECTION 1. 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 Carl W. Johnson, a firefighter in the city of Boston who, as the result of injuries sustained in the performance of his duties, is totally and permanently incapacitated from further service as a firefighter.

The annual amount of pension payable to Carl W. Johnson 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 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 is entitled to receive regular compensation.

Upon the retirement of Carl W. Johnson, 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.

SECTION 2. The provisions of section 100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws shall continue to apply to Carl W. Johnson 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.

SECTION 3. Upon the death of Carl W. Johnson, if his spouse, Mary, survives him, and as long as she remains unmarried, the city 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 Carl W. Johnson for such time as each such child is either under 18 years of age or totally physically or mentally incapacitated from working. If such spouse remarries, the city shall pay to her, in lieu of the aforesaid annuity, an annual annuity of $520 for each child of Carl W. Johnson for such time as each such child is residing with her and is either under 18 years of age or totally physically or mentally incapacitated from working.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved November 6, 1998.