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. Chapter 2 of the acts of 1943 is hereby repealed.
SECTION 2. The position of chief of police in the town of Millbury shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws and the chief of police shall be appointed in accordance with the charter of the town.
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding the charter of the town of Millbury, the chief of police shall be the appointing authority for the police officers of the police department in the town of Millbury, subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws, and may adopt rules and regulations for the department, with notice to the town manager and the board of selectmen of the town of Millbury, and shall be in charge of the operations of the department. The police chief shall be subject to administrative oversight of the town manager and to general policy determinations of the board of selectmen of the town of Millbury and the by-laws of the town.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, September 12, 2012.