Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. For the purpose of classifying positions under the civil service law and rules, the town of Winthrop, notwithstanding its home rule charter establishing its form of government, shall continue to be governed by section 52 of chapter 31 of the General Laws and not by section 51 of said chapter 31.
Nothing in this act shall be construed to affect the civil service status of any person currently covered by civil service law and rules.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.