Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately authorize and direct the state board of retirement to grant creditable service to Francis G. MacDonald, Jr., a former police officer, 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,
Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary
and in order to promote the public good, the state retirement board is hereby
authorized and directed to grant to Francis G. MacDonald, Jr., a former police
officer of the metropolitan district commission and the department of state
police, creditable service from November eighth, nineteen hundred and
eighty-six to October twenty-third, nineteen hundred and ninety-two, inclusive,
in conformity with the decision of the Massachusetts Appeals Court, Docket
No. 91-P-1049, with an ordinary disability retirement allowance calculated in
accordance with subdivision (3) of section twenty-six of chapter thirty-two of
the General Laws.
This Bill having been returned by His Excellency the Governor with his
objections thereto in writing (see Senate 2023) has been passed by the
Senate, the objections of His Excellency the Governor to the contrary
notwithstanding, two-thirds of
the Senate (36 yeas to 2 nays) having agreed to the same.
Passed by the House of Representatives, notwithstanding the objections of
His Excellency the Governor, two-thirds of the members
present (149 yeas to 0 nays) having approved the same.