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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2372         FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2361

 

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

George N. Peterson, Jr.

9th Worcester

Bradford Hill

4th Essex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Viriato Manuel deMacedo

1st Plymouth

Donald Humason

 

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Paul K. Frost

7th Worcester

Nicholas A. Boldyga

3rd Hampden

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Daniel B. Winslow

9th Norfolk

Todd M. Smola

1st Hampden

Kevin J. Kuros

8th Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2372        FILED ON: 1/17/2013

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2361

By Mr. Jones of North Reading, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2361) 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. 2960 OF 2011-2012.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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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 2010 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the sentence contained in lines 41 to 43, inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following:-  The department shall deposit all receipts collected pursuant to this section as follows: (i) 60 per cent shall be deposited into the General Fund; and (ii) 40 per cent 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 most recently amended by chapter 224 of the acts of 2012, is hereby amended by inserting after section 2GGGG the following section:-

              Section 2HHHH. 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 per cent 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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