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, rule or regulation to the contrary, all original appointments to the labor service within the town of Arlington shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. Section 1 shall not impair the civil service status of any person holding a position subject to chapter 31 on the effective date of this act and shall not affect the civil service status of any member of the labor service, except for the initial hiring process.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, December 21 , 2011.