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. Notwithstanding section 58 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, Sean W. Richards shall be eligible to have his name certified for original appointment to the position of police officer in the city of Methuen, notwithstanding his having reached the age of 32 before taking any civil service examination in connection with that appointment. Sean W. Richards shall be eligible for appointment to the position of police officer in the city of Methuen if he otherwise qualifies and is selected for employment under said chapter 31, any regulations of the civil service commission and any lawful hiring practices of the city of Methuen.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved August 9, 2006.