Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 26 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, Donald B. Powell, so long as he passes the required written and physical examinations for entrance to the police service, shall have his name certified for original appointment to the police department of the city of Boston before all others in the eligible list for such appointment.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.