162. No by-law or resolution providing for the expenditure of moneys shall have effect before the filing of a certificate of the treasurer attesting that there are sufficient appropriations for the purposes for which the expenditure is proposed.
Where the proposed expenditure covers several fiscal years, a separate certificate attesting to the available appropriations must be issued for each fiscal year.
The first two paragraphs do not apply in respect of a by-law or resolution that allocates to the proposed expenditure an amount of money from a source other than the general fund.
2000, c. 56, Sch. VI, s. 162.