AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF WASHINGTON TO MAKE A CERTAIN PAYMENT TO STEPHEN SOUTHARD.
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 Washington is hereby authorized to
appropriate money for the payment of, and,
after such appropriation, the treasurer of said town is authorized to pay
to Stephen Southard the sum of two thousand, one hundred dollars for the
reconstruction work on the Middlefield bridge in said town during the fiscal year
nineteen hundred and eighty-five 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 applicable provision of law.
SECTION 2. No bill shall be approved by the town auditor of said
town or paid by the treasurer thereof under authority of this act unless
and until a certificate has been signed and filed with said town auditor
stating under the penalties of perjury that said reconstruction work has
actually been performed and completed by the said Stephen Southard.
SECTION 3. Any person who knowingly files a certificate required
by section two, which is false, and who thereby receives payment for said
legal expenses which have not been incurred and paid shall be imprisoned
for not more than one year or by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars,