AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE RETIREMENT OF ZENAIDA FLORES OF THE BOSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
Notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, and in order to promote the public good, the state-Boston retirement board shall retire police officer Zenaida Flores of the police department in the city of Boston, who, as a result of injuries sustained while in the performance of her duties on August 27, 2002 is unable to perform the essential duties of her job and is likely to be permanently unable to do so.
SECTION 2. The annual amount of pension payable to Zenaida Flores shall be equal to the regular annual rate of compensation which would have been paid had she continued in service as a police officer of the police department in the city of Boston at the grade held by her at the time of her retirement.
Such retirement shall become effective commencing on the date immediately following the final day for which she received regular compensation for such employment. Upon such retirement, the state-Boston retirement board shall forthwith pay to Zenaida Flores the amount credited to her as accumulated total deductions in the annuity savings fund of the state-Boston retirement board. Zenaida Flores shall be entitled to receive indemnification for all hospital, medical and related expenses that have been or may be incurred after the date of her retirement as a result of said injuries, pursuant to chapter 41 of the General Laws.
Upon the death of Zenaida Flores, if her husband survives her, the state-Boston retirement board shall pay to him, so long as he remains unmarried, an annuity in the amount of three-fourths of the amount of the pension payable to her, per month, at the time of her death. If her husband remarries, the city of Boston shall pay, in lieu of this annuity to him, an annuity of $550 per month to him. In the event that Zenaida Flores' husband does not survive her, then the city of Boston shall pay an annual amount equal to three-fourths of the amount of the pension payable to her at the time of her death for the benefit of the children of Zenaida Flores for such time 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.