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 any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the Middlesex retirement board shall increase the accidental disability retirement allowance payable to James Charles Mickel, a retired police officer in the town of Shirley who, as a result of injuries sustained by him while in the performance of his duties, is totally and permanently disabled from further service as a police officer. The annual amount of accidental disability retirement allowance payable to James Charles Mickel under this act shall be fixed at an amount equal to the regular rate of compensation which he would have received had he continued in service as a police officer in the town of Shirley at the grade held by him at the time of his retirement. The increased accidental disability retirement allowance granted in this act shall terminate on January 1, 2014, at which time his accidental disability retirement allowance shall revert to an amount equal to 80 per cent of the 3-year average annual rate of compensation paid to him in the previous 36 months, or upon his death, whichever first occurs. The accidental disability retirement allowance shall be subject to section 91A of chapter 32 of the General Laws.SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved February 28 , 2008