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  • Acts
  • 2000
  • Chapter 9 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE RETIREMENT OF FRANCIS BURNS.

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 law to the contrary, and in order to promote the public good, the retirement board of the city of Cambridge shall retire Francis Burns, a police sergeant of said city, who sustained serious injury in the line of duty, resulting in total and permanent incapacitation and inability to perform the essential functions of a police sergeant.

The annual amount of pension payable to Francis Burns under this act shall be fixed in an amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which would have been paid had he continued as a police sergeant 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 said Francis Burns, the retirement board of said city 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. Section 100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws shall continue to apply to Francis Burns relative to his indemnification by the city of Cambridge 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 Francis Burns, if his spouse, Kathleen, survives him and as long as she remains unmarried, the retirement board of the city of Cambridge shall pay such spouse an annual pension equal to the sum of three-fourths of the amount of the pension payable to him at the time of his death and $511.92 for each child of said Francis Burns for such time as such child is either under 18 years of age or until each child, if attending college is under the age of 21. If such spouse remarries, said retirement board shall pay to such spouse, in lieu of the aforesaid pension, an annual pension of $520 for each child of said Francis Burns for such time as such child is residing with her and is either under 18 years of age or until each child, if attending college is under the age of 21.

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

Approved January 24, 2000.