Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 149 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 44H, as appearing in the 1984 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 44H. Except as otherwise provided by the provisions of sections forty-four A to forty-four H, inclusive, of this chapter, and of section four H of chapter seven, and except for the consideration and determination after contract award as to whether an item is equal to an item named or described in the specifications for a contract, the commissioner of labor and industries or his designee shall enforce sections forty-four A to forty-four H, inclusive, of this chapter and section thirty-nine M of chapter thirty, and sections thirty-eight C to thirty-eight N, inclusive, of chapter seven. He shall have all the necessary powers to require compliance therewith including the power to institute and prosecute proceedings in the superior court to restrain the award of contracts and the performance of contracts in all cases where, after investigation of the facts, s/he has made a finding that such award or performance has resulted in a violation, directly or indirectly, of the provisions of said sections forty-four A to forty-four H, inclusive, or of said section thirty-nine M or of said sections thirty-eight C to thirty-eight N, inclusive, and he shall not be required to pay the clerk of the court any entry fee in connection with the institution of any such proceeding.