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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2467         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2960

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the transfer of Department of Highways employees from the capital budget to the operating budget.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Bradley H. Jones, Jr.

20th Middlesex

Donald F. Humason, Jr.

4th Hampden

F. Jay Barrows

1st Bristol

Shaunna O'Connell

3rd Bristol

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Steven L. Levy

4th Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Steven S. Howitt

4th Bristol

Paul Adams

17th Essex

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2467        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2960

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2960) of Bradley H. Jones, Jr. and others for legislation to transfer the payment of personnel and operating expenses of the Department of Highways from the capital budget to the operating budget of said department.  Public Service. 

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 2471 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act relative to the transfer of Department of Highways employees from the capital budget to the operating budget.
 

              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. Subparagraph (C) of section 2 of chapter 21J of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the sentence contained in lines 41-43, inclusive, and inserting in place there of the following:-  “The department shall deposit all receipts collected pursuant to this section as follows: ( i ) 60 percent shall be deposited into the General Fund; and (ii) 40 percent shall be deposited into the Capital Employees Transition Fund, established pursuant to section 2YYY of chapter 29.”

              SECTION 2.   Chapter 29 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 2XXX the following section:-

              Section 2YYY. There shall be established and set upon the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the Capital Employees Transition Fund, hereinafter referred to as the fund, which shall be administered by the department of highways within the executive office of transportation and public works.  There shall be credited to the fund:  (a) 40 percent of all receipts collected pursuant to section 2 of chapter 21J; and (b) any appropriations authorized by the general court.  Amounts credited to the fund shall be expended by the department, in addition to any revenues appropriated by the general court from the Highway Fund, for the purpose of paying for a portion of the department’s operating costs that would have otherwise been paid by bond proceeds.  Operating costs may include, but shall not be limited to, the full-time personnel expenses of the department, as well as any expenses incurred by the department as part of its normal operations.  The comptroller shall certify payments, including payments during the accounts payable period, in anticipation of revenues from the fund for the purpose of making authorized expenditures; provided however, that no expenditure shall cause the fund to be in deficit at the end of a fiscal year.

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