Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to regulate further the salaries of public employees serving in the armed forces of the United States, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
section 1. Section 1 of chapter 137 of the acts of 2003 is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sentences:- An employee eligible under this section shall be paid his regular base salary as a public employee for each pay period of military leave of absence after September 11, 2001, reduced by any amount received from the United States as base pay for military service performed during the same pay period. For purposes of this section, base pay shall not include any allowances, overtime pay, shift differential pay, hazardous duty pay or any other additional compensation received for military service.
section 2. Said chapter 137 is hereby amended by striking out section 21 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 21. Section 1 shall expire on September 11, 2008. Sections 2 and 3 shall expire on September 11, 2005.