AN ACT RELATIVE TO REDUCTION IN RANK FOR MEMBERS OF THE FIRE DEPARTMENT OF THE CITY OF BOSTON.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
section 33 of
chapter 31 of the General Laws or the first sentence of section 39 of said
chapter 31 or any other general or special law or rule to the contrary, if a
permanent employee of the fire department of the city of Boston serving in
position in a title above the lowest title on such department is to be
separated from such position because of lack of money or the abolition of such
each such employee shall be separated from his position according to such
employee's seniority in title based on such employee's length of service in
title after permanent promotion in the department and shall be reinstated to
such position held according to such seniority, provided, however, that this
shall only apply to reductions in force resulting in demotions from titles
the lowest title on such department to the next lower title or titles in
succession in such department and shall not affect the seniority of any
in service for any other purpose, including but not limited to, the separation
of any permanent employee from service on such department.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.