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, the positions of director of fire services and the director of police services in the town of Arlington shall be subject to the provisions of chapter 31 of the General Laws, whether or not the positions retain their current titles or are re-titled, by the town manager of the town of Arlington acting in accordance with chapter 502 of the acts of 1953.
SECTION 2. The incumbents in the positions of director of fire services and the director of police services, as of the effective date of this act, shall, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, be considered to be properly and legally appointed to their respective positions and shall be exempt from section 56 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, whether or not their positions are re-titled by the town manager, after the effective date of this act, and the incumbents, as well as the positions themselves, shall in all respects be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.