Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter two hundred and nine of the acts of nineteen hundred and seventy-six is hereby repealed.
SECTION 2. Persons appointed to positions of the regular police force of the town of Sharon, excluding the position of the chief of such force, shall be subject to the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws; provided, however, that the civil service status of the incumbents of the positions of the regular police force of the town of Sharon shall be determined by the provisions of section fifty-six of said chapter thirty-one; provided, further, that those individuals who had been appointed prior to April fifth, nineteen hundred and seventy-seven who are subject to the provisions of said chapter thirty-one shall continue to be subject to the provisions of said chapter thirty-one.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.