Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 8 of chapter 141 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, no permit for the performance of electrical work pursuant to chapters one hundred and forty-one and one hundred and forty-three 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 in the commonwealth, or a bond or other type of indemnity against liability providing substantially equivalent coverage. In lieu of said insurance requirement the permit issuing authority shall accept the signature of the owner or his agent on the uniform application for a permit for work to be performed by electricians.