Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law or rule to the contrary, for the purposes of determining seniority in title and eligibility for promotional examination, the date of permanent appointment to the title of fire lieutenant in the fire department of the city of Boston for any person provisionally appointed between July second, nineteen hundred and eighty-six and August seventh, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven and permanently appointed thereto prior to September fourth, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven shall be deemed to be the date of such provisional appointment.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.