Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The first paragraph of section 1 of chapter 664 of the acts of 1968, as amended by chapter 829 of the acts of 1970, is hereby amended by striking out the second and third sentences and inserting in place thereof the following two sentences:- All of the offices and positions in said police department shall be subject to the provisions of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws, except the offices of chief of police, superintendent and major. Such police officers shall have, within the territorial limits of the authority, the powers and duties which are conferred or imposed upon police officers of cities and towns under the provisions of section ninety-eight of chapter forty-one of the General Laws, and shall have the powers and duties which are conferred or imposed upon police officers under section ninety-three of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the General Laws to the same extent as though they had been appointed on petition of the authority pursuant to the provisions of section fifty-one of chapter twenty-two C of the General Laws, and the provisions of said section ninety-eight, and of said section ninety-three, shall apply to such police officers in the exercise of the aforesaid powers and duties.
SECTION 2. Section 4 of said chapter 664, as amended by said chapter 829, is hereby further amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Sections fifty-one, fifty-two and fifty-three of chapter twenty-two C of the General Laws and sections ninety-two, ninety-four and ninety-five of chapter one hundred and fifty-nine of the General Laws shall not apply to the police department of the authority established by this act or to the police officers appointed pursuant thereto.