AN ACT GRANTING PENSION BENEFITS TO WILLIAM I. GRIFFITHS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding section 7 of chapter 32 of any other
general or special law, rule, or
regulation to the contrary, and in order to promote the public
good, the state-Boston retirement board shall grant an increased accidental
disability retirement allowance to officer
William I. Griffiths
of the Boston police department, who, as a
result of injuries sustained while in the performance of his duties on
July 23, 2001, is unable to perform the essential duties of
his job and this inability is likely to be permanent.
The annual amount of pension payable to William I.
Griffiths shall be equal to the regular annual rate of compensation which
he would have received had he continued in service as a police officer of the
Boston police department at the grade held by him at the time of his
This retirement shall become effective on the date immediately
following the final day for which he received regular compensation for his
Upon his retirement, the state-Boston retirement board shall pay
to William I. Griffiths the amount credited to him as accumulated total
deductions in the annuity savings fund of the state-Boston retirement board.
William I. Griffiths shall be entitled to receive indemnification for all
hospital, medical, and related expenses that have been or may be incurred
after the date of his retirement as a result of his injuries under
chapter 41 of the General Laws.
Upon the death of William I. Griffiths, if his wife
survives him, the state-Boston retirement board shall pay to her, so long
she remains unmarried, an annuity in the amount of 3/4 of the amount of the
pension payable to him, per month, at the time of his death. If his
surviving wife remarries, the city of Boston shall pay to her, in lieu of the
aforesaid annuity, an annuity of $550 per month. In the event
that William I. Griffiths' wife does not
survive him, the city of Boston shall pay an annual amount equal to
3/4 of the amount of the pension payable to him at the time of his
death for the benefit of the children of William I. Griffiths as long as
any such child is either under 18 years of age or totally or mentally
incapacitated from working.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.