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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT RELATIVE TO MUNICIPAL CONTRACTS IN THE CITY OF SOMERVILLE

     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.  Section 46A of chapter 240 of the acts of 1899, as most recently amended by section 1 of chapter 201 of the acts of 1993, is hereby further amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 3 sentences:- All contracts made by a department, board or commission of the city shall comply with section 17 of chapter 30B of the General Laws. A contract required to be in writing shall not be deemed executed until signed by the mayor and the head of the department, board or commission making the contract. When contracts are required to be in writing under said section 17 of said chapter 30B, contracts for supplies, services and construction may be subject to additional signature requirements under applicable city ordinances.
     SECTION 2.  This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved, December 22, 2016