Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to immediately authorize the treasurers of certain regional school districts to expend certain funds in fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-one, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, but subject to the review and approval of the director of accounts in the department of revenue, in the event that the fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-one budget for any regional school district has not been approved under section sixteen B of chapter seventy-one of the General Laws before July first nineteen hundred and ninety by the member municipalities, the respective treasurers of such municipalities shall pay to the treasurer of such regional school district, at the time of the first payment required under the terms of the regional school agreement and subsequently on a monthly basis until said budget has been approved, but in no case beyond October fifteenth, nineteen hundred and ninety, a sum equal to one-twelfth the total amount apportioned and certified to such municipality for the preceding fiscal year. The treasurer of any such regional school district is hereby authorized to expend all funds so paid by each member municipality and in addition thereto, all available funds, state receipts and any other funds ordinarily received for the operation of the regional school district at a level no higher than the annual budget for the fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety.
Upon approval of the annual regional school district budget for fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-one by the member municipalities of any regional school district acting under the provisions of this act, the treasurer of said regional school district shall deduct from the amounts so certified or recertified to each member municipality all amounts previously paid to the district on account of said fiscal year nineteen hundred and ninety-one and the balance payable by each such municipality shall be paid to the regional school district in accordance with the terms of the agreement.