Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The position of police chief in the town of Milton shall be exempt from the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of section ninety-seven of chapter forty-one of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, upon the occurrence of a vacancy in the office of police chief in the town of Milton, the board of selectmen of said town are empowered to fill such vacancy and all future vacancies by appointment of a police chief under a contract for a term of years not to exceed five years. Such appointment shall be made in accordance with the procedures set forth in the town by-laws. Until the appointment of a police chief in accordance with said procedures, said board of selectmen are empowered to appoint a current sworn member of the police department of said town as acting police chief to fill such vacancy.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect on February first, nineteen hundred and ninety.