SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any existing law, including without limitation any act or special act, the appropriate public authority for any city or town may revoke the application of Mass General Laws Chapter 31 (“Civil Service”) for a position or positions in any classification that are filled on or after the effective date of the revocation; provided further that the appropriate public authority shall provide to the Joint Committee on Public Service documentation outlining the policy or policies that will replace the application of Chapter 31; and provided further that said policy or policies shall include some level of preference being given to military veterans. Appropriate public authority will mean, as applicable, the Select Board, Mayor, City Manager or Chief Executive Officer of the City or Town.
SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect immediately upon its passage.
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