SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, Section 94A of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 official edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 1 and 2, the words “No gas or electric company shall hereafter enter into a contract for the purchase of gas or electricity” and inserting in place thereof, the following words: “No gas company shall hereafter enter into a contract for the purchase of gas, and no electric company shall hereafter enter into a contract for the purchase of electricity.”
SECTION 2. Section 94A of said chapter 164 is amended by inserting, in line 15, after the sentence ending “null and void.” the following sentence: “No gas company may contract for electricity pursuant to this section; and no electric company may contract for gas pursuant to this section.”
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any company wishing to construct a natural gas pipeline in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts shall be prohibited from charging any costs associated with said construction on to either gas or electrical rate payers.
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