Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Section 16 of chapter 71 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out clause (j), as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-
(j) To engage legal counsel.
SECTION 2. Section 37E of said chapter 71, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the word "ten", in line 5, and inserting in place thereof the word:- twenty-five.
SECTION 3. Said chapter 71 is hereby further amended by striking out section 37F, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 37F. The school committee of a city or town may employ legal counsel for the general purposes of the committee and may expend money therefor from the funds appropriated by said city or town for school purposes. Said legal counsel shall not be subject to the provisions of section nine A of chapter thirty or the provisions of chapter thirty-one.