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  • Acts
  • 2012
  • Chapter 302 AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE NEW BEDFORD POLICE ASSOCIATION.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith benefits to the members of the New Bedford Police Association in relation to resignation, retirement or death, 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. Subject to the approval of the board of directors of the New Bedford Police Association, a corporation duly established by law, and notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, said association may pay:
(i) to any beneficiaries named by a member of the association in good standing, a sum of $12,000, upon the death of such member, if the deceased was an active member of the New Bedford police department at the time of death;
(ii) to a member of the association in good standing, upon such person’s resignation or retirement from the New Bedford police department, if such person has been pensioned from said department due to an injury or disability, a sum equal to the greater of: (A) $150 for each year of membership in the association, not to exceed 20 years; or (B) $1,000;
(iii) a sum equal to $1,000 or $150 for each year of membership in the association, not to exceed 20 years, to a member upon such person’s resignation or retirement from the New Bedford police department, if such person was a member of the association in good standing and a member of the association for not less than 10 years; and
(iv) a sum of $6,000, less the sum of money paid pursuant to clauses (ii) or (iii), to any beneficiaries named by a member of the association, upon such member’s death, if such person was a member of the association in good standing and a retired member of the New Bedford police department.

SECTION 2. Chapter 401 of the acts of 1900 and chapter 500 of the acts of 1986 are hereby repealed.

Approved, October 19, 2012.