Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to make forthwith certain retirement benefits available, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
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. Chapter 332 of the acts of 2004 is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- The preceding sentence shall also apply to the surviving spouses of the following individuals who died in active service and whose surviving spouses currently receive retirement benefits: Roy F. Sibley, Thomas T. Trainor, John Regan, Richard Wakefield, John J. Kelly, Edward F. Hunter, William F. Kidney, Perley K. Johnson, and James V. Grant, and also to the surviving spouses of William Irving, Eugene L. Murphy, and Robert H. Cairns.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of November 24, 2004.
Approved December 31, 2006.