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 section 7 of chapter 32 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, and in order to promote the public good, the State-Boston retirement board shall retire James J. Cahill, a firefighter of the city of Boston, who as a result of injuries sustained while in the performance of his duties on January 31, 1991 and December 6, 1998 is totally and permanently injured and incapacitated for further service as a firefighter. James J. Cahill shall receive a yearly amount of pension equal to the regular rate of compensation which would have been paid had he continued in service as a Boston firefighter at the grade held by him at the time of his retirement. Upon the retirement of James J. Cahill, the retirement board of the city shall immediately pay to him all amounts credited to him in the annuity savings fund of the retirement board of the city.
SECTION 2. James J. Cahill 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 the injuries sustained by him while in the performance of his duties, under section 100 of chapter 41 of the General Laws.
SECTION 3. Upon the death of James J. Cahill, leaving Maureen Cahill, his wife, surviving him, the State-Boston retirement board shall pay to her so long as she remains unmarried, an annuity in the amount of three-fourths of the amount of the pension payable to him at the time of his death, and $530 for each child of James J. Cahill during the time that the child is under 18 years of age or over that age and physically or mentally incapacitated from working. If Maureen Cahill remarries, the city shall pay, in lieu of this annuity to her, an amount equal to the amount of pension payable to James J. Cahill at the time of his death, to and for the benefit of the children of James J. Cahill who are under 18 years of age or physically or mentally incapacitated from working.
Approved January 3, 2007.