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 18A to 18F, inclusive, of chapter 6A of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the town of Braintree may modify, change or alter telephone company equipment utilized in the town's enhanced 911 system. The modifications, changes or alterations of equipment shall permit audio monitoring of emergency 911 telephone communications at the fire department headquarters of the town. The emergency 911 communications shall be monitored at a secure location within the fire department headquarters staffed at all times by fire department personnel fully trained in such monitoring. The emergency 911 communications shall be monitored in a manner that prevents any broadcast of them to the general public. The secure location used for monitoring emergency 911 communications shall be restricted to trained fire department personnel when such communications are being monitored. No such modification or change in the town's telephone company equipment or enhanced 911 system shall cause any degradation of the state's 911 system.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.