AN ACT RELATIVE TO CERTAIN BENEFITS FOR THE SURVIVING SPOUSES OF CERTAIN STATE POLICE OFFICERS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
For any retired state police officer who would have been eligible for the increased retirement allowance under section 90C 3/4 of chapter 32 of the General Laws but did not realize the increased allowance because the retired state police officer died before July 1, 2000 and who has a surviving spouse currently receiving a retirement allowance, the surviving spouse shall be entitled to a recalculated retirement allowance. The recalculated allowance shall be determined by applying the retirement allowance that the member would have first received, if the member had been living on July 1, 2000 to the formula for calculating the surviving spouse's retirement allowance under chapter 32 of the General Laws. The recalculation shall also include any cost of living adjustments that would have been granted since July 1, 2000. The recalculated retirement allowance shall apply prospectively from the effective date of this act.