AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LOWELL TO PAY A CERTAIN UNPAID BILL.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
The city of Lowell, through its school department, may
pay to The Judge Rotenberg Educational Center, Inc. an
unpaid bill incurred by said city and totaling $120,046.29. The bill is
legally unenforceable against said city by reason of the services having been
provided before the execution of a written contract and in the absence of a
written order, in accordance with section 7-96 of the Lowell
city code, and the city solicitor has rendered an opinion that the
services performed before the contract and approval could not be paid for. The
as certified for payment by the school department of said city wherein the
bill was contracted. The money so appropriated to pay
such bill shall be paid by the Lowell school department from funds of the
No bill shall be approved by the auditor of the city of
Lowell for payment or paid by the treasurer of the city of Lowell under this
act until certificates have been signed and filed with said auditor,
stating under the penalties of perjury that the services and supplies for which
said bill has been submitted were ordered by an official or an employee or
agent of said city and that such services and supplies were rendered to said
city or official or agent.
Any person who knowingly files a certificate required by
section 2 which is false, and who thereby receives payment for services which
were not rendered to the city of Lowell, shall be punished by imprisonment for
not more than 1 year or by a fine of not more than $300 or both.
This act shall take effect upon its passage.