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,
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.