AN ACT RELATIVE TO PAYMENT OF FUNERAL AND BURIAL EXPENSES FOR FIREFIGHTERS AND POLICE OFFICERS KILLED IN PERFORMANCE OF DUTIES.
Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to assist in the payment of burial expenses for firefighters and police officers killed in the performance of their duties, 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. Section 100G¼ of chapter 41 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 5, the words “five thousand dollars” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $15,000.
SECTION 2. Said section 100G¼ of said chapter 41, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- No payment shall be made under this section in the absence of adequate documentation that such expense has actually been incurred.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect as of August 15, 2007.