AN ACT GRANTING CERTAIN RETIREMENT AND HEALTH INSURANCE BENEFITS TO DALE S. PRENTISS.
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 section 7 of chapter 32 of the General Laws or any other general or special law or rule to the contrary, the Middlesex retirement board shall increase the accidental disability retirement allowance payable to Dale S. Prentiss, a retired police sergeant of the town of Shirley who, as a result of injuries sustained by him while in the performance of his duties, is totally and permanently disabled from further service as a police officer. The annual amount of accidental disability retirement allowance payable to Dale S. Prentiss shall be fixed at an amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which he would have received had he continued in service as a police sergeant in the town of Shirley at the grade held by him at the time of his retirement. This increased accidental disability retirement allowance shall end on January 1, 2015, at which time his accidental disability retirement allowance shall revert to an amount equal to 80 per cent of the 3-year average annual rate of compensation paid in the previous 36 months, or upon his death, whichever first occurs. The accidental disability retirement allowance shall be subject to section 91A of chapter 32 of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding sections 9, 9A and 9E of chapter 32B of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the board of selectmen of the town of Shirley may by majority vote assume payment of up to 90 per cent of the premium costs paid by Dale S. Prentiss to continue his group health insurance during his lifetime until he attains the age of 65.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.