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, elected officials of the town of Plymouth who receive compensation by vote of the town at an annual or special town meeting under section 108 of chapter 41 of the General Laws shall not be considered employees under chapter 32B of the General Laws and shall not, as such, be eligible for participation in the town’s contributory medical, dental and life insurance plan, in this act referred to as the plan.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding section 1: (a) any such elected official who was elected prior to the effective date of this act, whether or not presently serving, if eligible and vested on the effective date of this act to participate in the plan upon retirement, or as presently retired, shall continue to be eligible and vested to participate upon retirement, or as presently retired; (b) any such elected official who was elected prior to the effective date of this act who participates in the plan on the effective date of this act shall continue to be eligible to participate in the plan until the end of the elected official’s current term; if the elected official serves any immediately successive term or terms after the current term, the official shall continue to be eligible to participate in the plan during said successive term or terms; provided that the elected official pays 100 per cent of the cost of participation in the plan, plus any administrative cost for the plan as may be imposed by the board of selectmen.
SECTION 3. Nothing contained in this act shall impair or in any way affect any right of a town retiree established by chapter 36 of the acts of 1998 or chapter 27 of the acts of 2003.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, November 2, 2011.