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 any general or special law to the contrary, the town manager of the town of North Andover shall be the appointing authority, as defined in section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, relative to all police officers below the rank of chief in said town of North Andover, subject to the approval of the board of selectmen.
SECTION 2. Section 1 shall not impair the civil service status of any person holding the position of police officer below the rank of chief on the effective date of this act.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved December 18, 2008