AN ACT DIRECTING THE SOMERVILLE RETIREMENT BOARD TO RETIRE SEAN J. CANTY, A POLICE OFFICER OF THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE.
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, the Somerville
retirement board is hereby authorized and directed to retire Sean J. Canty, a
police officer of the city of Somerville, who, as a result of injuries
sustained while in the performance of his duties on July 15, 1997, is totally
and permanently incapacitated from further service as a police officer, upon
determination in accordance with the procedures and requirements of section 7 of chapter 32 of the General Laws that such member is unable to perform the
essential duties of his job and that such inability is likely to be permanent
and that he should be so retired.
The annual amount of pension payable to Sean J. Canty shall be fixed in an
amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which would have been paid 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
such retirement, the Somerville retirement board shall forthwith
pay to him the amount credited to him as accumulated total deductions in the
annuity savings of the Somerville retirement system.
Said Sean J. Canty 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, according to
provisions of section 100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws.
Upon the death of said Sean J. Canty, should his wife
survive him, the Somerville retirement board shall pay to her monthly, an
annuity in the amount of three-fourths of the amount of the pension payable to
him at the time of his death.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.