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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE 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 are forthwith 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 supplementing certain items in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2018, the sums set forth in section 2 are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this act or in those appropriation acts, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act or in those appropriation acts, and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items.

SECTION 2. 

JUDICIARY
Board of Bar Examiners

0321-0100............................................................. $25,000

District Attorneys
Northwestern District Attorney

0340-0600............................................................ $468,000

Norfolk District Attorney

0340-0700............................................................ $174,404

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE
Office of the Secretary of State

0521-0000............................................................. $19,189

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL
Office of the Inspector General

0910-0210............................................................. $50,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Reserves

1599-3384......................................................... $12,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS
Office of the Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs

2030-1004............................................................. $37,000

Department of Conservation and Recreation

2820-0101............................................................ $157,396

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Department of Public Health

4513-1012............................................................ $600,000

4590-0912.......................................................... $1,000,000

Department of Transitional Assistance

4400-1001.......................................................... $2,150,000

4403-2000......................................................... $25,633,697

Department of Developmental Services

5911-1003.......................................................... $2,000,000

Department of Veterans’ Services

1410-0400.......................................................... $5,300,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Department of Housing and Community Development

7004-0101......................................................... $19,263,955

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF EDUCATION
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

7061-0012......................................................... $12,500,000

7061-9010.......................................................... $2,500,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Chief Medical Examiner

8000-0105............................................................ $233,566

Military Division

8700-0001............................................................ $608,000

Department of Correction

8900-0001.......................................................... $4,450,000

8900-0010............................................................ $567,079

Parole Board

8950-0001............................................................ $502,400

SECTION 2A. 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, the sums set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this section, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this section and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. 

CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSION
Cannabis Control Commission

1070-0841.. For the implementation of section 51 of chapter 55 of the acts of 2017....................................................... $2,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Reserves

1599-0014.. For a reserve to fund the costs associated with assisting the residents of Puerto Rico or the United States Virgin Islands who have arrived in the commonwealth due to the impact of hurricanes Maria and Irma, including, but not limited to: (i) transportation costs, including travel from the commonwealth to Puerto Rico or the United States Virgin Islands; (ii) immediate living and related expenses; and (iii) costs incurred by political subdivisions of the commonwealth; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal years 2018 and 2019 amounts necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that the funds appropriated in this item in fiscal year 2018 shall not revert but shall be made available for these purposes through June 30, 2019....................................................... $2,500,000

1599-4448.. For a reserve to meet the costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by: (i) the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Service Employees International Union, Local 509, Units 8 and 10, which is effective for the purposes of section 7 of chapter 150E of the General Laws; (ii) the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Unit 2; and (iii) future collective bargaining agreements, subject to the requirements of said section 7 of said chapter 150E..................................... $15,500,000

1599-5000.. For a reserve for reimbursement to the towns of Buckland, Colrain and Hawley for costs incurred during tropical storm Irene; provided, that not less than $520,895 shall be provided as reimbursement to the town of Buckland; provided further, that not less than $258,000 shall be provided as reimbursement to the town of Colrain; and provided further, that not less than $117,081 shall be provided as reimbursement to the town of Hawley........................................... $895,976

1599-8910.. For a reserve to remediate identified and approved deficiencies incurred by the sheriffs....................................... $21,076,186

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Office of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development

7002-1506.. For the Working Cities Challenge, competitive technical assistance grants to be administered by the executive office of housing and economic development, in coordination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, to provide multi-year support to initiatives that advance cross-sector collaboration among the public, private and nonprofit sectors; provided, that in order to qualify for funding, a project proposal shall catalyze and accelerate initiatives that create new or stronger working relationships between key institutions, agencies, organizations and businesses within municipalities with: (i) a population of greater than 35,000 and less than 250,000; (ii) a median family income that is below the median of those similarly-sized municipalities; and (iii) a median poverty rate that is above the median for those similarly-sized municipalities; provided further, that the executive office shall include additional program eligibility requirements identified by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston; and provided further, that the executive office shall only expend funds in amounts equal to contributions by the private sector and other institutions.................... $500,000

SECTION 2B. To provide for supplementing certain intragovernmental chargeback authorizations in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2018, to provide for certain unanticipated intragovernmental chargeback authorizations, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current intragovernmental chargeback authorizations and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in this section are hereby authorized from the Intragovernmental Service Fund for the several purposes specified in this section or in those other appropriation acts and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously authorized and made available for the purposes of those items.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Reserves

1599-2040......................................................... $30,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

4125-0122............................................................ $100,000

SECTION 2E. The sum set forth in this section is hereby appropriated for transfer from the General Fund to the trust fund named within the item unless specifically designated otherwise in section 2E of chapter 47 of the acts of 2017, for the purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this section and said section 2E 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 that item.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Office of the Secretary

1595-1069......................................................... $15,000,000

SECTION 3. Section 21 of chapter 62C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 162, the words “chapter 64L” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- , chapter 64L or section 3 of chapter 64N.

SECTION 4. Section 6 of chapter 64H of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “provided”, in line 98, the following words:- , marijuana products intended for consumption as provided in the definition of “marijuana products” in section 1 of chapter 94G.

SECTION 5. Item 0910-0210 of section 2 of chapter 47 of the acts of 2017 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$850,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $900,000.

SECTION 6. Item 2030-1004 of said section 2 of said chapter 47 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$333,000”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- $370,000.

SECTION 7. Item 4400-1001 of said section 2 of said chapter 47 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$1,350,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $3,500,000.

SECTION 8. Item 4513-1012 of said section 2 of said chapter 47 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$26,200,000”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- $26,800,000.

SECTION 9. Item 4590-0912 of said section 2 of said chapter 47 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$21,650,862”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- $22,650,862.

SECTION 10. Item 7004-0108 of said section 2 of said chapter 47 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “permanent sustainable housing”, the following words:- ; provided further, that the undersecretary of housing and community development may transfer surplus funds appropriated in this item to item 7004-0101 to address deficiencies in item 7004-0101; provided further, that not more than $3,000,000 shall be transferred from this item in fiscal year 2018. 

SECTION 11. Chapter 69 of the acts of 2018 is hereby amended by inserting after section 232 the following section:-

Section 232A. Clause (2) of subsection (b) of section 97B1/2 of chapter 41 of the General Laws, as appearing in section 24, shall take effect on January 1, 2019.

SECTION 12. The salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the following collective bargaining agreements shall be effective for the purposes of section 7 of chapter 150E of the General Laws:

(1) the agreement between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Unit 2; and

(2) the agreement between the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Service Employees International Union, Local 509, Units 8 and 10.

Approved, May 21, 2018