Amendment #36 to H.4324

Technical Floor Amendment

Mr. Dempsey of Haverhill move that the bill be amended striking section 9 and inserting in place thereof the following:

SECTION 9. Item 0699-0015 of section 2 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011 is hereby amended by striking out the words “from this item to items 0699-9100, 0699-2004, and 0699-0016” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- from this item to items 0699-9100, 0699-2004, 0699-0016 and 0699-9101

And further amend the bill in section 10 by striking the figure “7003-0810” and inserting in place thereof the figure “7003-1206”

And further amend the bill by striking section 30 and inserting in place thereof the following:

SECTION 30. Chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 is hereby amended by striking out section 154 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-



Section 154. (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall dispose of the consolidated net surplus in the budgetary funds for fiscal year 2012 in the following order of precedence : (i) transfer $15,000,000 from the General Fund to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Investment Fund established by section 6 of chapter 23I of the General Laws; (ii) transfer $20,000,000 from the General Fund to the Health Care Workforce Transformation Trust Fund established in section 2FFFF of chapter 29 of the General Laws; (iii) distribute not more than $2,703,119 to the New Bedford public school district to account for the district’s actual low-income enrollment, as defined by section 2 of chapter 70 of the General Laws, which amount shall be included in the district’s fiscal year 2013 chapter 70 aid and shall be considered base aid for the purpose of calculating fiscal year 2014 chapter 70 aid; provided, that said amount shall be certified by the department of elementary and secondary education prior to final transfer and (iv) make available $40,000,000 to be used as revenue in fiscal year 2013; (v) transfer any remaining amount of the consolidated net surplus to the Stabilization Fund

(b) all transfers specified in this section shall be made from the undesignated fund balances in the budgetary funds proportionally from those undesignated fund balances, but no such transfer shall cause a deficit in any of those funds; provided, however, that prior to certifying the consolidated net surplus, the comptroller shall, to the extent possible, eliminate deficits in any fund contributing to the surplus by transferring positive fund balances from any other fund contributing to the surplus.

And further amend the bill by adding the following:-

SECTION XX. Section 161 of chapter 139 of the Acts of 2012 is hereby repealed.





And further amend the bill by adding the following:-



SECTION XX. Item 2840-7014 of section 2A of chapter 312 of the acts of 2008 is hereby amended by striking out the words “provided further, that not less than $5,659,000 shall be expended for construction of a permanent ice skating rink in Jamaica Plain;” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- provided further, that not less than $5,659,000 shall be expended for construction of a permanent ice skating rink and recreation center in the Jackson Square section of Roxbury and Jamaica Plain in the city of Boston; provided further that these funds shall be provided to the developer designated by the city of Boston through the selection process initiated in July 2004 and following approval of the project through the city of Boston’s Article 80 process, which approval was granted on June 16, 2011 and documented in the approved memorandum to the Boston Redevelopment Authority of the same date, and the same amount shall be expended for the same purpose in the Town of Norwood;