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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT EXEMPTING ALL POLICE OFFICER POSITIONS WITHIN THE POLICE DEPARTMENT OF THE TOWN OF NORTH READING FROM THE CIVIL SERVICE LAW.

     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, all police officer positions, including police chief, within the police department of the town of North Reading 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 position as a police officer, including police chief, in the town of North Reading on the effective date of this act.
     SECTION 3.  Pursuant to memoranda of agreement between the town of North Reading and the respective unions representing the patrol officers, sergeants and lieutenants, hiring and promotions that occur after the effective date of this act shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws but shall be covered by this act, the town charter, the town by-laws and any applicable collective bargaining agreement covering the respective positions of: (1) patrol officers, (2) police sergeants, (3) police lieutenants, (4) police chief; and (5) all other police officer positions within the police department that are authorized to exercise police powers.
     SECTION 4.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, January 12, 2017