Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same,
There shall be allowed and paid out of the state treasury to the town of Adams, subject to appropriation and subject to the approval of the commissioner of veterans' services, a sum, not exceeding eight thousand six hundred thirty-nine dollars and fifty-three cents as said town would have been entitled to receive in reimbursement for veterans' benefits paid by it in the years nineteen hundred and eighty-three and nineteen hundred and eighty-four, under the provisions of section six of chapter one hundred and fifteen of the General Laws. Said reimbursement not being made because of a failure of said town to make a proper and reasonable report thereof to said commissioner. As a condition of payment of such sum said commissioner shall require said town to present evidence that such sum was paid in compliance with section five of said chapter one hundred and fifteen.