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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF BLACKSTONE TO CONTINUE THE EMPLOYMENT OF FIRE CHIEF MICHAEL SWEENEY

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, Michael Sweeney, chief of the fire department of the town of Blackstone, may continue to serve in that position until July 21, 2022, the date of his retirement or the date he is relieved of his duties by the town administrator in accordance with the charter of the town of Blackstone, whichever occurs first; provided, however, that he is mentally and physically capable of performing the duties of the office. The town administrator may, at the town’s expense, require that Michael Sweeney be examined by an impartial physician designated by him to determine such capability. No further deductions shall be made from the regular compensation of Michael Sweeney under chapter 32 of the General Laws for any service subsequent to Michael Sweeney reaching the age of 65 and upon retirement he shall receive a superannuation retirement allowance equal to that which he would have been entitled had he retired at the age of 65.
SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, June 12, 2019.