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, Daniel J. McCarthy may have his name certified for original appointment to the position of police officer in the city of Haverhill, notwithstanding having reached the age of 32 before taking any civil service examination in connection with such appointment. In all other respects, Daniel J. McCarthy shall be eligible for appointment to the position of police officer in the city of Haverhill, only if he qualifies and is 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 Haverhill.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.