AN ACT RELATIVE TO CIVIL SERVICE PREFERENCE OF THE CHILDREN OF ALTON GRINDLE FOR APPOINTMENT FOR FIRE SERVICE.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding section 26 of
chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the
contrary, any children of Alton Grindle, a firefighter of the town of Hanson
who fell from a tower during a training exercise on September 13, 1980 and
died September 18, 1980 as the result of this fall, shall have their
names certified for original appointment for fire service in the commonwealth
before all other persons on the eligible list for such an appointment, if the
son or daughter passes the required written and physical examinations for
entrance to the fire service. If more than 1 person
becomes eligible pursuant to 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 the firefighting service.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.