Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
SECTION 1. The town of Palmer is hereby authorized to appropriate and expend money from a certain council on aging grant for the payment of, and, after such appropriation the treasurer of said town is authorized to pay to Robert Murray the sum of four thousand five hundred and twelve dollars for the reconstruction work in the senior center, Memorial hall in said town during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eighty-six notwithstanding the failure of said town to comply with the provisions of section thirty-nine M of chapter thirty of the General Laws or any other general or special law.
SECTION 2. No bill shall be approved by the town accountant of said town for payment, or paid by the treasurer thereof, under authority of this act, unless and until a certificate has been signed and filed with said town accountant stating under the penalties of perjury, that said reconstruction work has actually been performed and completed by said Robert Murray.
SECTION 3. Any person who knowingly files a certificate required by section two, which is false, and who thereby receives payment for services which were not rendered to said town shall be punished by imprisonment for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars, or both.