AN ACT REQUIRING CONTRACTORS TO GIVE CERTAIN NOTICES WHEN MAKING EXCAVATIONS IN PUBLIC WAYS.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Section 40 of chapter 82 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1986
Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the eighth paragraph,
and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to affect or impair
local ordinances or by-laws requiring permits to be obtained before
excavation in a public way, except that, notwithstanding any contrary
provision of local ordinances or by-laws, no permit to excavate in a public
way shall be approved or issued by the officer or board having charge of
any such way, except in any emergency, until such time as copies of such
notices to public utility companies and cable television companies are
filed with said officer or board by the applicant for a permit as required
by this section and copies of such notices are served by said officer or
board upon the appropriate water and sewer department.