AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF LOWELL TO PAY AN 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 may appropriate, and after such
appropriation, the treasurer of the city may pay to Middlesex community
college an unpaid bill incurred by the city totaling $29,553.10, the bill
being legally unenforceable against said city in accordance with
section 7-96 of the Lowell city code; but the money so
to pay the bill shall be paid from funds of the greater Lowell regional
No bill shall be approved by the auditor of the city of
Lowell for payment or paid by the treasurer thereof under the authority of this
act unless and until certificates have been signed and filed with the auditor,
stating under the penalties of perjury that the services and supplies for which
the bill has been submitted were ordered by an official or an employee or
agent of the city and that such services and supplies were rendered to the
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.