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, as follows:
SECTION 1. The city of Lowell may appropriate for the payment of, and after such appropriation, the treasurer of the city may pay to Munis an unpaid bill incurred by the city totaling $32,619.60, the bill being legally unenforceable against the city and as certified for payment by the Management Information Services department of the city. The money so appropriated to pay such bill shall be paid by that department.
SECTION 2. No bill shall be approved by the auditor of the city of Lowell for payment or paid by the treasurer thereof under authority of this act unless and 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 the city and that such services and supplies were rendered to the city or official or agent.
SECTION 3. 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 such fine and imprisonment.