Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
SECTION 1. The town of Rockport may appropriate for the payment of, and after such appropriation the treasurer of the town may pay to E. C. Akerley Drilling & Blasting of the city of Gloucester, an unpaid bill for drilling services on Marmion Way incurred by the town and totalling a sum not to exceed $12,950, notwithstanding the failure of the town to comply with the provisions of law relating to competitive bidding in awarding the contract.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.