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, Thomas E. Burke, chief of the police department of the town of West Springfield, may continue in that position until March 12, 2012. The appointing authority may, at its own expense, require that Thomas E. Burke be examined by an impartial physician to determine that he is mentally and physically capable of performing the duties of that position. Deductions shall continue to be made from the regular compensation of Thomas E. Burke under chapter 32 of the General Laws for any service performed until March 12, 2012.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, March 31, 2010.