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 Sprague Energy Corporation an unpaid bill incurred by said city in
the sum of $830,000, the bill being legally unenforceable against the city.
The money appropriated to pay the bill shall be
paid by the Lowell school department from funds of the school department.
No bill shall be approved by the auditor of the city of
Lowell for payment or paid by the treasurer of the city under the authority of
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
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
This act shall take effect upon its passage.