Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately provide for civil service appointment of certain police officers and firefighters, 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. The third paragraph of section 61A of chapter 31 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1994 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- No person appointed to a permanent, temporary, intermittent, or reserve police or firefighter position after July first, nineteen hundred and ninety-six shall perform the duties of such position until he shall have undergone initial medical and physical fitness examinations and shall have met such initial standards.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, the department of personnel administration is hereby authorized to continue to certify the names of eligible persons thirty-two years of age and older for appointment as firefighters or police officers.
SECTION 3. This act shall only apply in any city or town which has accepted the provisions of sections sixty-one A and sixty-one B of chapter thirty-one of the General Laws.
SECTION 4. Section two of this act shall become inoperative on July first, nineteen hundred and ninety-six.