SECTION 1. Section 26 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the seventh paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter or of any other law, a son or daughter of a firefighter who passes the required written and physical examination for the appointment of fire alarm operator shall have his or her name placed in the first position on the eligible list or, where applicable, in the first position on the reserve roster for appointment to such fire or police service or fire alarm service if the death of the firefighter or police officer resulted in an award of benefits pursuant to section 100A of chapter 32.
SECTION 2. The provisions of section twenty-six of chapter 31 of the General Laws, as amended by section one, shall apply to all appointments made from eligible lists promulgated by the administer after the effective date of the Act.
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