AN ACT ESTABLISHING A PRESUMPTION RELATIVE TO THE DISABILITY RETIREMENT OF A CERTAIN FIREFIGHTER IN THE TOWN OF CLINTON.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding chapter 32 of the
General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary affecting
the noncontributory or contributory retirement systems in the commonwealth,
any condition of impairment of health caused by hepatitis C resulting in total
or partial disability or death to Anthony Urraro, a uniformed member of the
paid fire department of the town of Clinton, shall, if he successfully passed a
physical examination on entry into such service or subsequently successfully
passed a physical examination, which examination failed to reveal any evidence
of such condition, be presumed to have been suffered in line of duty, unless
the contrary is shown by competent evidence.
For the purposes of determining the order of persons on
eligible lists pursuant to section 26 of chapter 31 of the
General Laws, the presumptions established under this act shall not apply
to the death or disability of this firefighter whose son or daughter is
eligible for appointment.
The presumption established under this act shall not
apply to the death of this firefighter for which a pension is provided
under section 100 of chapter 32 of the General Laws.
The presumption established under this act shall not apply
to eligibility for the $100,000 killed in the line of duty benefit provided
under section 100A of chapter 32 of the General Laws.