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 Berkshire county, with the approval of the advisory board on county expenditures in said county, are hereby authorized to return unexpended funds held in reserve from fiscal year nineteen hundred and eighty-five for a jail locking system and other improvements at the Berkshire county jail, in the amount of one hundred ninety-seven thousand eight hundred and eighty-seven dollars and nineteen cents, to the cities and towns of Berkshire county. The reimbursement due each city and town shall be determined by the county commissioners by applying to the total amount returned the percentage which shall be equal to the proportion which the county tax was assessed upon such city or town in such fiscal year; provided, however, that said reimbursement shall not affect the following fiscal year budget tax limit.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.