Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any contrary provisions of the law, the position of the chief of the police department of the town of Natick shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. The provisions of section one shall not impair the civil service status of any person holding the office of chief of the police department of the town of Natick on the effective date of this act.
SECTION 3. This act shall be submitted for acceptance to the voters of the town of Natick at the town election held in the year nineteen hundred and eighty-eight or the next special or regular town election held thereafter, in the form of the following question which shall be placed on the official ballot to be used for said election: "Shall an act passed by the General Court in the year nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, entitled 'An Act providing that the position of the chief of the police department of the town of Natick be exempt from the civil service law' be accepted " If a majority of the votes in answer to said question is in the affirmative then this act shall thereupon take full effect, but not otherwise.