Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately provide certain employees of the department of public works with eligibility for certain civil service examinations, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, any employee of the department of public works who took the civil service examination for highway repair foreman, Announcement No. 9325 or the civil service examination for bridge repair foreman, Announcement No. 1045 who would have been eligible to take such examination or such examinations if the examination had been held under the provisions of section thirty of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, is hereby declared to have been eligible to take such examination which such employee took.
SECTION 2. In the case of any such employee who took both said examination for bridge repair foreman, Announcement No. 1045 administered on October twenty-six, nineteen hundred and eighty-six and the civil service examination for bridge repair foreman, Announcement No. 1764 administered on February twenty-first, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, the personnel administrator shall certify such person for appointment according to the higher of the two grade scores received in said examinations, subject to the provisions of section twenty-six of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws.