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. Notwithstanding section 53E 1/2 of chapter 44 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, a board, department or officer of the town of Brookline may expend in any 1 fiscal year from all revolving funds under its direct control under said section 53E 1/2 an amount equivalent to 2.5 per cent of the amount raised by taxation by the town in the most recent fiscal year for which a tax rate has been certified under section 23 of chapter 59 of the General Laws.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.