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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS.

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to make supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2018 and to make certain changes in law, each of which is immediately necessary to carry out those appropriations or to accomplish other important public purposes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

     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. To provide for certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current appropriations and to meet certain requirements of law, for fiscal year 2018 the sum set forth in section 2A is hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this act, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. This sum shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of this item.

     SECTION 2A.

CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSION

Cannabis Control Commission

     1070-0840.. For the operation of the cannabis control commission... $2,700,000

     SECTION 3. Subsection (g) of section 20 of chapter 121 of the acts of 2016 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the words “December 30, 2017” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- December 1, 2018.

     SECTION 4. Upon the deposit of sufficient funds in the Marijuana Regulation Fund established in section 14 of chapter 94G of the General Laws, the cannabis control commission established in section 76 of chapter 10 of the General Laws shall transfer the same amounts as appropriated in items 1070-0840 and 1599-0840 in fiscal year 2017 and fiscal year 2018 to the General Fund. 

Approved, December 4, 2017.