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 8G of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2002 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "towns", in line 2, the following words:- including cities and towns in states contiguous to the commonwealth.
SECTION 2. Said section 8G of said chapter 40, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following sentence:- When providing such mutual aid, police officers shall have all the immunities and powers granted to them in the municipalities that employ them, including, but not limited to, powers of arrest.