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 sections 58, 61A and 61B of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, Herbert Stacey and Timothy Getchell may have their names certified for original appointment to the position of police officer in the city of Methuen, notwithstanding having reached the age of 32 before their taking any civil service examination in connection with such appointment. In all other respects, Herbert Stacey and Timothy Getchell shall be eligible for appointment to the position of police officer in the city of Methuen, only insofar as they qualify and are selected for employment under the procedures provided in chapter 31 of the General Laws, any regulations of the civil service commission and any lawful hiring practices of the city of Methuen.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.