HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3803        FILED ON: 6/7/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 3509

By Representative Mark of Hancock and Senator Downing, a joint petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3509) of Paul W. Mark and Benjamin B. Downing (by vote of the town) for legislation to exempt the position of police chief in the town of Beckett from the provisions of the civil service law.  Public Service.  [Local Approval Received.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act authorizing the town of Beckett to continue the employment of the Chief of Police, William Elovirta.


Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to speedily allow the continued service of the Chief of the Police Department of the Town of Becket, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public safety.

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, William Elovirta, Chief of the Police Department of the Town of Becket, may continue in such position until June 30, 2012 if he is mentally and physically capable of performing the duties of such office. The Board of Selectmen may, at the expense of William Elovirta require him to be examined by an impartial physician designated by the Board to determine such capability. No further deductions shall be made from the regular compensation of William Elovirta under Chapter 32 of the General Laws.

SECTION 2.  William Elovirta shall be subject to the limitations on hours worked and on payments to retired Town employees under paragraph (b) of section 91 of Chapter 32 of the General Laws.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.