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,
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.
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.
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
or totally physically or mentally incapacitated from working. If such spouse
remarries, the city shall pay to her, in lieu of the aforesaid annuity,
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
physically or mentally incapacitated from working.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.