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. All positions in the city of Gardner except positions in the fire department and positions below the rank of chief in the police department shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. Section 1 shall not impair the civil service status of a person holding a civil service position in the city of Gardner on the effective date of this act.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved, September 20, 2012.