Section 1.Chapter 40 of the General Laws, appearing in the 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding after section 60A the following new section:-
Section 61. Any governmental unit or entity, including but not limited to a city, town, state agency or department, specially created governmental entity, district, governmental or municipal body politic and corporate, or the like, either directly or acting through any of its officers, agents, officials, departments, commissions, agencies or the like, may, in any action filed in any court or agency seeking enforcement of any laws, rules or regulations within its jurisdiction, petition the court or agency for an award of attorney’s fees, reimbursement for staff time, costs and other expenses related to the enforcement action and said sums may be so awarded either as part of any general or specific relief granted or specifically for said purpose.
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