Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. Chapter 126 of the acts of 1979 is hereby amended by inserting after section 2 the following section:-
Section 2A. Upon the determination by the county commissioners of Berkshire county and approval of the advisory board on county expenditures in said county that funds are no longer needed for the purposes specified in section one, said county commissioners are authorized to return the balance of unexpended funds to the cities and towns of Berkshire county. Said county commissioners shall determine the reimbursement due each city or town by applying to the total amount returned the percentage which shall be equal to the proportion which the county tax assessed upon such city or town in such fiscal year; provided, however, that said returned funds shall not affect the following fiscal year budget tax limit.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.