SECTION 1. Subsection (b) of section 2JJJJJ of chapter 29 of the General Laws, inserted by section 1 of chapter 254 of the acts of 2020, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- The fund shall not be subject to section 5C.
SECTION 2. Said section 2JJJJJ of said chapter 29 is hereby further amended by striking out subsection (c), as so inserted, and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
(c) Amounts credited to the fund may be expended for any purpose allowed under subsection (c) of section 602 of Title VI of the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 802.
SECTION 3. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, not later than 7 days after the effective date of this act, the comptroller shall transfer all unexpended funds, totaling not less than $5,176,987,249, allocated to the commonwealth from the Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund pursuant to section 602 of Title VI of the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 802, to the federal COVID-19 response fund established in section 2JJJJJ of chapter 29 of the General Laws.
SECTION 4. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, upon calculating the extent of the commonwealth’s reduction in revenue pursuant to federal guidance related to section 602(c)(1)(C) of Title VI of the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 802, the secretary of administration and finance shall submit the calculation, including the methodology used to determine said calculation, to the senate and house committees on ways and means; provided, however, that the calculation and methodology shall be submitted in accordance with this section for any year that the calculations are required to be calculated in accordance with federal guidance.
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