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 any general or special law to the contrary, including without limitation sections 58, 61A and 61B of chapter 31 of the General Laws, or the town of Arlington's failure to adopt the same, Dennis J. Mahoney may have his name certified for original appointment to the position of police officer in the town of Arlington, notwithstanding having reached the age of 32 before his taking any civil service examination in connection with such appointment. In all other respects, Dennis J. Mahoney shall be eligible for appointment to the position of police officer in the town of Arlington only insofar as he qualifies and is selected for employment under the procedures provided for in chapter 31 of the General Laws, any regulations of the civil service commission and any lawful hiring practices of the town of Arlington.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.