Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 86 of the acts of 1968 is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws shall apply to the following offices and positions in the town of Tewksbury wherever such offices and positions are on a full-time basis: fire chief; deputy fire chief; fire captain; fire fighter; deputy police chief; fire fighter mechanic; fire fighter ambulance attendant; fire fighter alarm maintenance person; fire lieutenant; police lieutenant; police sergeant; patrolman; policewoman and stenographer and custodial positions in the library. The tenure of office of the permanent incumbents on the effective date of this act of any such offices or positions shall be unlimited, subject, however, to the provisions of the civil service law and rules, provided the incumbent of any such office or position shall be subjected by the division of civil service to a qualifying examination and if he passes said examination shall be certified for such office or position and shall be deemed to be permanently appointed thereto without being required to serve any probationary period.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.