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. Chapter 625 of the acts of 1982 is hereby repealed.
SECTION 2. The South Middlesex Regional Vocational Technical School District, acting by and through its school committee, may enter into an agreement with the South Middlesex Regional Vocational Technical Teachers Association, which agreement may become a part of the collective bargaining agreement between said committee and said association, that said South Middlesex Regional Vocational Technical School District may pay 50 per cent of the premium actually paid for group health insurance by teachers who have retired directly from said South Middlesex Regional Vocational Technical School District, for the teacher and for the spouse and the surviving spouse of the said teacher until the remarriage or death of such surviving spouse, provided that said teacher is receiving a pension or annuity allowance from the teachers' retirement system, has attained the age of 55, and has served for a minimum of ten years in said South Middlesex Regional Vocational Technical School District.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.