AN ACT RELATIVE TO PENSION BENEFITS FOR ROBERT ROGERS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding any general or special
law or rule or regulation to the contrary, and in order to promote the public
good, the State-Boston Retirement Board shall
retire Robert Rogers, a police detective of the city of Boston, who, as a
result of injuries sustained while in the performance of his duties on
1998, is totally and permanently incapacitated from further service as a police
officer, for accidental disability, upon determination in accordance with the
procedures and requirements of section 7 of chapter 32 of the General Laws
that he is unable to perform the essential duties of his job, that
such inability is likely to be permanent, and that he should be so retired.
The annual amount of pension payable to Robert Rogers
shall be equal to the regular annual rate of compensation which would have been
paid had he continued in service as a detective of said department at the grade
held by him at the time of his retirement.
Such retirement shall become effective commencing on the date immediately
following the final day for which he received regular compensation for such
Upon such retirement, the State-Boston Retirement Board shall forthwith pay
to said Robert Rogers the amount credited to him as accumulated total
deductions in the Annuity Savings Fund of the State-Boston Retirement Board.
Said Robert Rogers shall be entitled to receive 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 said injuries, pursuant to the
provisions of chapter 41 of the General Laws.
Upon the death of Robert Rogers, should his wife survive
him, the State-Boston Retirement Board shall pay to her, so long as she remains
unmarried, an annuity in the amount of ¾ of the amount of the
pension payable to him, per month, at the time of his death. If his wife
remarries, the city of Boston shall pay, in lieu of the aforesaid annuity to
her, an annuity of $550 per month to her. If
Robert Rogers' wife does not survive him, then the city of Boston shall pay an
annual amount equal to ¾ of the amount of the pension payable to
him at the time of his death for the benefit of the children of Robert
Rogers for such time as such child is either under 18 years of age or totally
or mentally incapacitated from working.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.