AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE MINIMUM AGE FOR APPOINTMENT AS A POLICE OFFICER.
Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to allow certain persons to take the civil service examination for police officer, 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, as follows:
Notwithstanding section 58 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, any otherwise eligible person shall be eligible to take the April 2005 examination for original appointment to the position of police officer in any city or town if he will not have reached his twenty-first birthday on or before the final date for the filing of applications for such examination but shall have reached his twenty-first birthday on or before the
date of the examination.