Home Modifications and Moving Expenses for Certain Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings

Messrs. Kennedy, Keenan and Montigny moved that the bill be amended by inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

“For a reserve to provide home modifications and moving expenses for certain victims of the Boston Marathon bombings; provided, however, that funding shall only be provided to a person who has either lost a limb or lost the use of a limb as a result of the Boston Marathon bombings that occurred on April 15, 2013; provided, further, that an eligible person shall receive benefits for the purpose of home modification or moving expenses to suitably accessible housing that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: special fixtures or movable facilities, moving expenses to obtain suitable alternative housing and other necessary home modifications due to the person’s disability; provided, further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall promulgate rules and regulations necessary for the identification of eligible victims of the Boston Marathon bombings and the awarding of benefits; and provided, further, that the funds appropriated in this item shall not revert and shall be made available for these purposes through June 30, 2014……………………….…..$200,000”