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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS IN THE CITY OF NEWTON

     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.  Section 1 of chapter 96 of the acts of 2014 is hereby amended by striking out the third sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Notwithstanding the maximum age restrictions applied to regular Newton police officers under chapter 32 of the General Laws, the retired Newton police officers shall be eligible to serve as special police officers pursuant to this act until they reach the age of 70.
     SECTION 2.  Said chapter 96 is hereby further amended by striking out section 8 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
     Section 8.  A special police officer appointed under this act shall be subject to sections 100 and 111F of chapter 41 of the General Laws. The amount payable under said section 111F of said chapter 41 shall be calculated by averaging the amount earned over the prior 52 weeks as a special police officer working police details or averaged over a lesser period of time for an officer designated as a special police officer less than 52 weeks before the incapacity. A payment under said section 111F of said chapter 41 shall not exceed, in a calendar year, the limitation on earnings contained in paragraph (b) of section 91 of chapter 32 of the General Laws. A payment under said section 111F of said chapter 41 shall terminate in accordance with said section 111F of said chapter 41 or when a special police officer appointed under this act reaches the age of 70, whichever occurs first. A special police officer appointed under this act shall not be subject to section 85H or 85H½ of said chapter 32 or eligible for the benefits.
     SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, September 16, 2016