Section 58 of Chapter 31 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the third paragraph, the following new sentence:-
By a vote of the legislative body, a city or town shall consider an applicant as having resided in that city or town for one year immediately prior to the date of the examination, if the applicant so chooses if they have obtained a high school diploma from a school in that city or town or resided in that city or town when they received their high school diploma.
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