153. No by-law or resolution providing for the expenditure of moneys shall have effect without a certificate by 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 in each fiscal year.
The first two paragraphs do not apply to a by-law or resolution that affects to the proposed expenditure an amount of money from a source other than the general fund.
1969, c. 83, s. 182; 1993, c. 67, s. 61.