AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE RETIREMENT BOARD TO GRANT A CERTAIN PENSION TO MICHAEL G. SWEENEY.
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 to the
contrary and in order to promote the public good, the state board of retirement
retire Michael G. Sweeney, an environmental
police officer of the division of environmental law enforcement due to his
and permanent incapacitation from further service. The annual retirement
allowance payable to Michael G. Sweeney under this act shall be fixed in an
equal to 72 per cent of his average regular compensation for the 12 month
in which he received his highest compensation as an environmental police
officer. The benefits shall be effective upon the date of his retirement.
Michael G. Sweeney shall be entitled to and shall receive all annual cost
adjustments to his annual pension granted under
section 102 of chapter 32 of
the General Laws.
Upon the death of Michael Sweeney, the state retirement board shall pay to
surviving children of Michael Sweeney until the age of 18, a pension of
equal proportion to each child which shall total 2/3 of the amount of the
pension payable to said Michael Sweeney at the time of his death; but
for any such child who reaches the age of 18 and is then attending
or attends thereafter, but before the age of 23, either a secondary school or
accredited post secondary school in an approved degree granting program, but
excluding a program beyond an undergraduate degree, the payments shall continue
or resume while such child is attending that program, as the case may be, until
the age of 23. When such a child reaches age 23 or no longer meets the
qualifications for receipt of the pension allocation provided in this section,
that child's pension allocation shall cease and any remaining qualified
children shall continue to receive the same amount each received before any
child's allocation ceased. When the last child reaches age 23 or no longer
meets the qualifications for receipt of the pension allocation as provided for
herein, the pension allocation shall cease.