SECTION 1. Chapter 12, Section 11I of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out subsection (c) and inserting after paragraph (b) “It shall not be a defense or immunity to any action brought under this section that the defendant was acting in good faith, or that the defendant believed, reasonably or otherwise, that his or her conduct was lawful at the time when it was committed. Nor shall it be a defense or immunity that the rights, privileges, or immunities secured by the constitution or laws of the United States or the constitution or laws of the commonwealth were not clearly established at the time of their deprivation by the defendant, or that the state of the law was otherwise such that the defendant could not reasonably have been expected to know whether his or her conduct was lawful. Nothing in this section shall affect the provisions of chapter 258 with respect to indemnification of a person holding office under the constitution acting within the scope of his official duties or employment.”.
SECTION 2. Chapter 258, Section 9 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in line 1 of paragraph 1 “Public employers may indemnify public employees, and”. Said Section 9 of chapter 258, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in paragraph 1, all instances of the words “employee or”.
SECTION 3. Said Section 9 of chapter 258, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out paragraph 2.
SECTION 4. Chapter 258, Section 8 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end “provided that such insurance shall not cover payment of damages incurred by an individual employee who has been found responsible for a civil rights violation.”
SECTION 5. Chapter 258, Section 9A of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out paragraph 2.
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