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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MIDDLEFIELD TO CONTINUE THE EMPLOYMENT OF POLICE CHIEF THOMAS AUSTIN.

      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 Austin, chief of police of the town of Middlefield, may continue to serve in this position until September 27, 2019, the date of his retirement or the date he is relieved of his duties by the board of selectmen, whichever occurs first; provided, however, that he is mentally and physically capable of performing the duties of his office. The board may at its own expense require that Thomas Austin be examined by an impartial physician designated by it to determine his capability. No further deductions shall be made from the regular compensation of Thomas Austin pursuant to chapter 32 of the General Laws for any service subsequent to September 27, 2016 and, upon retirement, he shall receive a superannuation retirement allowance equal to that which he would have been entitled had he retired on that date.
      SECTION 2.  Thomas Austin shall be subject to the limitations on hours worked and on payments to retired town employees pursuant to paragraph (b) of section 91 of chapter 32 of the General Laws.
      SECTION 3.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, March 3, 2016.