AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE LIABILITY ARISING OUT OF INJURIES FROM CONTACTS WITH HIGH VOLTAGE LINES.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Chapter 166 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out
section 21G, as appearing in the 1988 Official Edition, and inserting in
place thereof the following section:-
Section 21G. (a) Whoever violates any of the provisions of sections
twenty-one A to twenty-one F, inclusive, shall be punished by a fine of
not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than one thousand dollars, or
by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
(b) If a violation of any of the provisions of sections twenty-one A to
twenty-one F, inclusive, results in physical or electrical contact with
any overhead high voltage line, the person, firm, corporation, or
association violating said provisions
shall be liable to the
owner or operator of such high voltage line for all damage resulting from such
contact and for all liability incurred by such owner or operator as a
result of any such contact.