Section 85B of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding after the words “service outage” thereof the following:-
; provided further, that subsequent to extended outages that were caused as a result of a company failure, municipalities adversely affected by extended outages shall be able to recover such costs incurred as a consequence of monitoring downed lines, malfunctioning equipment, and other costs associated with said outages.
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