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 the provisions of section 26 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, Stephen Charbonnier, brother of Mark Charbonnier, a Massachusetts state trooper who was killed while in the performance of his duty as a result of an assault on his person on September 2, 1994, so long as he passes the required written and physical examination for entrance to the police service shall have his name certified for original appointment to the police department of the city of Boston before all other persons on the eligible list for such appointment.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.