AN ACT INCREASING THE PENSION BENEFITS PAYABLE TO AQUINNAH SARAH BURGESS BY THE ATTLEBORO RETIREMENT SYSTEM.
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 to the contrary the Attleboro retirement board shall pay to Aquinnah Sarah Burgess, the daughter of Jeffrey Burgess, who died in the performance of his duties as an employee of the water department of the city of Attleboro, a survivor’s accidental death benefit from the date of his death under section 9 of chapter 32 of the General Laws which shall consist of a yearly allowance equal to the annual rate of regular compensation which would have been payable to Jeffrey Burgess had he continued in the service of the city of Attleboro at a grade held by him at the time of his death. The accidental death benefit allowance shall terminate either when Aquinnah Sarah Burgess reaches the age of 23 or the date of her death, whichever occurs sooner. The accidental death benefit shall be processed and paid through the Attleboro contributory retirement system in the ordinary course. The payment of the benefit shall be diminished by the amounts payable to the dependents of said Jeffrey Burgess under section 31 of chapter 152 of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. Aquinnah Sarah Burgess shall be eligible for individual health and dental insurance available to employees of the city of Attleboro under chapter 32B of the General Laws; provided, however, payments on her behalf are received in the amount of one-half of the premium for such insurance. The eligibility for health and dental insurance shall terminate either when Aquinnah Sarah Burgess reaches the age of 23 or the date of her death whichever occurs first.
Passed without Governor’s signature, January 19, 2010.