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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MANCHESTER-BY-THE-SEA TO EMPLOY ALBERT B. BEARDSLEY AS INTERIM FIRE CHIEF

     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, Albert B. Beardsley may be appointed and may serve in the position of interim chief of the fire department of the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, until August 31, 2016, until the date of his retirement, or until the date he is relieved of his duties by the town administrator, whichever occurs first; provided, however, that he is mentally and physically capable of performing the duties of his office.  The board of selectmen of the town of Manchester-by-the-Sea, at its own expense, may require that Albert B. Beardsley be examined by an impartial physician designated by the board to determine his mental and physical capability.  No further deductions shall be made from the regular compensation of Albert B. Beardsley under chapter 32 of the General Laws for any service subsequent to September 1, 2015, and upon retirement, he shall receive a superannuation retirement allowance equal to that which he would have been entitled had he retired on September 1, 2015.
     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, December 23, 2015.