AN ACT RELATIVE TO REDUCTION IN RANK FOR CERTAIN PUBLIC EMPLOYEES IN THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of section thirty-three
of the General Laws or the first sentence of section thirty-nine of chapter
thirty-one of the General Laws or of any other general or special law or
rule to the contrary, if permanent employees of the fire force of the city
of Springfield serving in any position in a title above the lowest title on
such force are to be separated from such positions because of lack of money
or the abolition of such positions, they shall be separated from such
positions according to their seniority in such title after permanent
promotion in such force and shall be reinstated to such positions held by
them according to such seniority; provided, however, that this section
shall apply only to reductions in force resulting in demotions from titles
above the lowest title on such force and shall not affect the seniority of
any employee in service for any other purpose, including but not limited
to, the separation of permanent employees from service on such force.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.