Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to exempt certain candidates who are on an eligible list from the maximum age requirement for initial appointment to the department of state police, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the public convenience.
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. The second paragraph of section 10 of chapter 22C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1998 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:- No person who has not reached his nineteenth birthday shall be enlisted for the first time as an officer of the state police. No person shall be eligible to take a competitive examination conducted pursuant to section 11 if he has reached his thirty-fifth birthday on or before the final date for the filing of applications for such examination, as stated in the examination notice.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, no person who has successfully passed the competitive examination and whose name is on an eligible list, pursuant to section 11 of chapter 22C of the General Laws, on the effective date of this act shall be disqualified from appointment for initial enlistment as a uniformed member of the state police solely because he has reached his thirty-fifth birthday.