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. Chapter 262 of the acts of 1984 is hereby amended by striking out section 1, as appearing in section 1 of chapter 156 of the acts of 2000, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 1. The position of regular or permanent members of the police force, including intermittent reserve officers and regular or permanent members of the fire department of the town of Hopedale, shall be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws, including the tenure and just cause removal provisions, but incumbent police sergeant Mark Giovanella and police lieutenant James Gardner shall not be required to take any promotional qualifying examination to obtain tenure rights in their present positions.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.