Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 60 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
In any city or town having an intermittent or reserve police or fire force to which the civil service law and rules are applicable, original appointments to the lowest title in the regular police or fire force shall be made from among the permanent members of such intermittent or reserve police or fire force, as the case may be, whose names are certified by the administrator to the appointing authority. Names of such members shall be listed on the certification in the order of their civil service appointments to such intermittent or reserve police or fire force, or, if such order is not ascertainable, in the order provided by the appointing authority at the time of their appointments to such intermittent or reserve police or fire force; provided, however, that in a city or town having both an intermittent police force and a reserve police force, or an intermittent fire force and a reserve fire force, permanent members of such intermittent police force or such intermittent fire force shall, for the purposes of certification and appointment to the regular police force or the regular fire force pursuant to this section, be deemed to be members of the reserve police force or the reserve fire force of such city or town.