Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for the release of a certain agricultural preservation restriction, 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:
SECTION 1. Section 21 of chapter 240 of the acts of 1899, as most recently amended by chapter 368 of the acts of 1986, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “police”, in line 6, the following words:- , who shall be appointed in the manner provided by ordinance and shall have an employment agreement for a term of no more than 5 years,.
SECTION 2. The position of chief of police of the city of Somerville shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws.
SECTION 3. Section 2 shall not impair the civil service status of any person holding the position of chief of police in the city of Somerville on the effective date of this act.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved July 27, 2006.