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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

Chapter 48 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 44A, as appearing in the 1996 Official Edition and inserting in place thereof:-

Section 44A. No city or town or the Massachusetts Port Authority or the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency shall contract with a private for-profit firefighting unit to operate within said city or town or on property controlled by said authority or said agency, unless said unit has been certified by the department of public safety. Nothing in section shall prevent or preclude said Massachusetts Port Authority from the continuous operation of its airports in accordance with federal law.

Approved January 15, 1999.