(a) This chapter may not be construed to repeal any existing benefit provided by statute
or ordinance concerning police officers' or firefighters' compensation, pensions,
retirement plans, hours of work, conditions of employment, or other emoluments except
as expressly provided in a ratified meet and confer agreement. This chapter is in addition to the benefits provided by existing statutes and ordinances.
(b) This chapter may not be construed to interfere with the free speech right, guaranteed
by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, of an individual firefighter
or a police officer to endorse or dissent from any agreement.
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