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  • Acts
  • 2001
  • Chapter 205 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, as follows:


SECTION 1. 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.

SECTION 2. 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.

SECTION 3. 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.

SECTION 4. 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.

Approved December 23, 2001.