AN ACT PROVIDING INCREASED BENEFITS TO THE SURVIVING MINOR DEPENDENTS OF A FORMER MEMBER OF THE BOSTON FIRE DEPARTMENT.
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 chapter 32B of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the 3 surviving minor dependents of Lieutenant Thomas Dynan of the Boston fire department, specifically, Tyler Dynan, Tara Dynan, and Thomas Dynan, shall remain eligible for participation in the group health insurance program offered by the city of Boston as if Lieutenant Thomas Dynan were an active member of the fire department. Each minor dependent shall cease to be eligible for participation in the group health insurance program when the dependent attains the age of 18 years old unless: (i) the surviving dependent is physically or mentally incapacitated from gainful employment in which case eligibility for participation in the group health insurance program shall not expire unless the dependent obtains alternative health insurance coverage; or (ii) the surviving dependent is a full-time student at an accredited educational institution and has not reached the age of 25 years old.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved December 31, 2006.