SECTION 6. Chapter 30 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 39S the following section:
Section 39T. Notwithstanding section 8 of chapter 268A or section 44F(c) of chapter 149 or section 8 of chapter 149A, any agency of the Commonwealth may, in their discretion, implement a controlled insurance program(s) (CIPs) on any single project or by pooling more than one project into a combined or rolling program, including but not limited to: (a) the division of capital asset management, (b) the department of transportation or any division or authority thereof, (c) the Massachusetts Port Authority, (d) the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, (d) the Massachusetts State College Building Authority, (e) the University of Massachusetts Building Authority, and/or (f) the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority. For purposes of this section, controlled insurance program means that the awarding authority bears the costs and benefits of one or more of the usual categories of insurance required for such a project or projects, including but not limited to general liability, completed operations, excess umbrella, and/or workers' compensation insurance covering the awarding authority, the general contractor or construction manager at risk, the owner's project manager, and all subcontractor performing work on site.
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