SECTION 1. Section 26 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 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, police officer or correction officer who passes the required written and physical examination for entrance to the fire, police or correction service or a son or daughter of a firefighter who passes the required written and physical examination for appointment as a 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, police or correction service or fire alarm service if the death of the firefighter, police officer or correction officer resulted in an award of benefits pursuant to section 100A of chapter 32.
SECTION 2. The provisions of section 26 of chapter 31, as amended by section 1, shall apply to all appointments made from eligible lists promulgated by the administrator after the effective date of this act.
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