HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1616        FILED ON: 1/13/2009

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2634



The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Nine



An Act providing stability in police employment..


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. Section 40 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the second paragraph the following paragraph:-

Once a person on a reemployment list has been appointed as a permanent police officer in another department, that person shall not be eligible for placement on an eligible list for the position of police officer in the police department from which such person became separated, nor shall such person be eligible for transfer to such former department, for five years following such reemployment.