SECTION 1. Chapter 31, §59 of the MGL’s, as appearing in the 2010 official edition, is hereby amended by adding after line 54, the following:
Provided, however, that a member who is designated as a veteran with more than 25 years of service on a regular police or fire force and has passed an examination for promotional appointment shall be given greater preference over a member who falls under one of these designations. And provided, further, that all points, preferences, or advantages under the civil service rules given to a member falling under one of these designations shall be combined for a member falling under both designations.
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