Section 11-43-5.1Abolition or creation of civil service system, etc., in municipality having less than 5,000 inhabitants; section in pari materia with Section 36-27-6.
(a) Any law to the contrary notwithstanding, the governing body of any municipality, with a population of less than 5,000 persons, by resolution duly adopted, may abolish or create a civil service system or other personnel board for its officers and employees. Provided, however, any person holding an office or position in or who is a member of any civil service or merit system within any such municipality upon any such action by a municipality shall continue all rights, interest, and privileges vested or vesting therein.
(b) The provisions of this section shall be construed in pari materia with Section 36-27-6; provided, however, those laws or parts of laws which are in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.
(Acts 1984, No. 84-665, p. 1333, §§1, 2.)