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, Harry Jennings, chief of the fire department of the town of Great Barrington and Edward G. McCormick, deputy chief of said fire department, may each continue to serve in such positions until June 30, 2016, until the date of his retirement or until the date he is relieved of his duties by the town manager, whichever occurs first; provided, however, that each is mentally and physically capable of performing the duties of his respective office. The board of selectmen may, at its own expense, require that Harry Jennings or Edward G. McCormick be examined by an impartial physician designated by them to determine such capability. No further deductions shall be made from the regular compensation of Harry Jennings under chapter 32 of the General Laws for any service subsequent to July 9, 2013 or for Edward G. McCormick subsequent to February 6, 2012, and upon retirement, each shall receive a superannuation retirement allowance equal to that which he would have been entitled had he retired on his respective date.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, January 13, 2012.