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 the provisions of any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the town of Saugus retirement board is hereby authorized to grant creditable service time, pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (b) of subdivision (2) of section 8 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, to Richard Eichel, a retired employee of the police department of the town of Saugus who has such creditable service.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 1997.