Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The county commissioners of Barnstable county, with the approval of the advisory board on county expenditures, are hereby authorized to pay from any available funds certain unpaid bills totalling eight thousand four hundred seventy-eight dollars and one cent, as set forth on a list on file in the office of the director of accounts in the department of revenue, for overdue charges and accumulated interest over several years, which bills are legally unenforceable against said county.
SECTION 2. No bill shall be approved by said county commissioners or paid by the county treasurer of said county under the authority of this act unless and until a certificate has been signed and filed with said treasurer stating under the penalties of perjury that the goods and services for which said bill was submitted were ordered by an official or an employee of said county and that such goods were delivered and actually received by said county or that such services were rendered to said county, or both.
SECTION 3. Any person who knowingly files a certificate required by section two, which is false, and who thereby received payment for services which were not rendered to said county or goods not received by said county shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, or both.