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 or rule or regulation to the contrary regulating the maximum age of applicants for appointment as firefighter, Philip M. Akstin of the city of Haverhill shall be eligible to take the next open competitive examination for appointment to the position of firefighter in the city if he meets all other requirements, in which case he shall be eligible for certification and appointment to the fire department of the city of Haverhill.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.