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 twenty-six of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, any son or daughter of William T. McGuirk, a firefighter of the city of Worcester who died as a result of service to the citizens of said city of Worcester on January twenty-third, nineteen hundred and eighty-seven, and who passes the required written and physical examinations for entrance to the fire service shall have his or her name certified for original appointment to the fire service of said city of Worcester before all other persons on the eligible list for such appointment; provided, however, that if more than one person is deemed to be eligible pursuant to the provisions of this act, the names of such persons shall be certified in the order of their respective scores on the open competitive civil service examination for such fire service.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.