Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 229 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 11, as appearing in the 1986 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
Section 11. In any civil action in which a verdict is given or a finding made for pecuniary damages for the death, with or without conscious suffering, of any person, whether or not such person was in the employment of the defendant against whom the verdict is rendered or finding made, there shall be added by the clerk of the court to the amount of the damages interest thereon at the same rate of interest per annum as provided in section six B of chapter two hundred and thirty-one, from the date of the commencement of the action, even though such interest brings the amount of the verdict or finding beyond the maximum liability imposed by law.
SECTION 2. The provisions of this act shall apply to all actions in which damages are assessed on or after the effective date of this act.