Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 142 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 21 the following section:-
Section 21A. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, no permit for the performance of plumbing and gas fitting work pursuant to this chapter shall be issued by any city or town unless the licensee provides proof of liability insurance, including "completed operation" coverage, which has been issued by an insurance company licensed to do business within the commonwealth, or a bond or other type of indemnity against liability providing substantially equivalent coverage.