SENATE DOCKET, NO. 2274 FILED ON: 9/29/2009
Senate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 2164
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives:
Pursuant to Section 5 of Article 63 of the Amendments to the Constitution, I am today signing Senate Bill 2121, “An Act Relative to Sheriffs”, while disapproving language in certain items.
I am pleased to sign this important legislation, which provides funding for the seven Sheriffs who are being transferred from their counties to the Commonwealth under Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2009. This supplemental funding is necessary to provide for the correct appropriation structure in the budget based on the actual effective date of Chapter 61, January 1, 2010. This bill will provide one-half a year of funding through the current state/county hybrid model and one-half a year of funding through individual state appropriations for each Sheriff’s Department.
Therefore, I disapprove in the following items in Section 2 the wording as indicated:
I approve the remainder of this Act.
Respectfully submitted ,
DEVAL L. PATRICK,