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 sections 9 and 13 of chapter 258 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the city of Lowell may raise and appropriate, and the treasurer of the city may pay from available funds a sum of money not to exceed $201,463.00 to satisfy in full a judgment in a civil action entitled Phaly Poy v. John Boutselis. John Boutselis is a police officer of the city of Lowell.
SECTION 2. The payment shall only be made upon recommendation of the city manager of Lowell and the affirmative vote of a majority of the members of the Lowell city council.
SECTION 3. Payment of the sum, as well as the manner of the payment, as determined by the city manager and approved by the city council shall be considered payment in full for all damages, compensatory and punitive, attorneys’ fees and interest thereon.
SECTION 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage.
Approved November 29, 2007.