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  • Acts
  • 2005
  • Chapter 63 AN ACT AUTHORIZING INDEMNIFICATION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS FOR ACTIONS CONCERNING THE CITY OF SPRINGFIELD.

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


SECTION 1. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary for administration and finance may indemnify, exonerate, defend and hold harmless the members and staff of the finance control board established by section 4 of chapter 169 of the acts of 2004, from all personal financial loss and expenses, including legal fees and costs, if any, arising out of or relating to actions taken by the members and staff while acting under said chapter 169. Amounts available in the Springfield Fiscal Recovery Trust Fund established under section 2 of said chapter 169 may be expended for the purposes specified in this section.

SECTION 2. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commonwealth shall indemnify, exonerate, defend and hold harmless the secretary for administration and finance from all personal financial loss and expenses, including legal fees and costs, if any, arising out of or relating to actions taken by the secretary under chapter 169 of the acts of 2004. Amounts available in the said Springfield Fiscal Recovery Trust Fund may be expended for the purposes specified in this section.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved August 4, 2005.