• Acts
  • 2001

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 any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, and in order to promote the public good, the retirement board of the city of Holyoke shall retire John Daly, a firefighter of said city, who sustained injuries while in the performance of his duties on August 5, 1999, 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.

SECTION 2. The annual amount of pension payable to John Daly shall be equal to the regular annual rate of compensation which would have been paid had he continued in service as a firefighter in the city of Holyoke 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 employment.

Upon such retirement, the retirement board of said city shall forthwith pay to John Daly the amount credited to him as accumulated total deductions in the Annuity Savings Fund of the retirement system of said city.

John Daly 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 these injuries, pursuant to chapter 41 of the General Laws.

SECTION 3. Upon the death of John Daly, if his wife survives him, the retirement board of the city of Holyoke shall pay to her, so long as she remains unmarried, an annuity in the amount of ~ of the amount of the pension payable to him, per month, at the time of his death.

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

Approved October 5, 2001.