Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 47 of the acts of 1990 is hereby amended by striking out section 1 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, but subject to the provisions of the sixth paragraph of section twenty-six of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, if permanent employees of the fire force of the town of Chelmsford serving in any position in a title above the lowest title on such force are to be separated from such positions because of lack of money or abolition of such positions, they shall be separated from such positions according to their seniority in such title based on their length of service after permanent promotion in such force and shall be reinstated to such positions held by them according to such seniority and, for the purposes of separation of permanent employees from service on such fire force, seniority shall be based on length of service by title in the fire force of said town, excluding service in any other departmental unit of the town of Chelmsford or any other city or town and shall be reinstated in said fire force according to such seniority.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.