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 chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the personnel administrator shall certify Christopher J. Lane to be eligible 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 such appointment. Christopher J. Lane shall be eligible for appointment to the position of police officer in the city of Methuen if he otherwise qualifies for employment under said chapter 31 and regulations of the civil service commission and any lawful hiring practices for the city of Methuen. This exemption shall apply only to the certified lists assembled under the examination conducted prior to the effective date of this act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, January 14, 2011.