AN ACT PLACING THE MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF ACUSHNET UNDER THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding any general or special
law to the contrary, the position of regular or permanent members of the fire
department in the town of Acushnet shall be subject to
chapter 31 of the General Laws, and the tenure of any incumbent shall
be unlimited, subject to said chapter 31.
Firefighter personnel of the fire department
of the town of Acushnet hired during the 6 month period preceding the effective
date of this act
shall be included as civil service employees under chapter 31 of the General
Laws, subject to any applicable probationary period.
Incumbents of the fire department of the town of
Acushnet shall not
be required to pass a qualifying examination for their current position, but
shall be required to pass a competitive examination under
chapter 31 of the General Laws to obtain a higher rank.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.