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SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1800

Senate, May 23, 2013, –Text of the Senate amendments to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2014 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements (House, No. 3401).

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Thirteen

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SECTION 1. To provide for the operations of the several departments, boards, commissions and institutions of the commonwealth and other services of the commonwealth, and for certain permanent improvements and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in sections 2, 2B, 2D, 2E and 3, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in sections 2, 2B, 2D, 2E and 3, are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise, subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014. All sums appropriated under this act, including supplemental and deficiency budgets, shall be expended in a manner reflecting and encouraging a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for members of minority groups, women and handicapped persons. All officials and employees of an agency, board, department, commission or division receiving monies under this act shall take affirmative steps to ensure equality of opportunity in the internal affairs of state government, as well as in their relations with the public, including those persons and organizations doing business with the commonwealth. Each agency, board, department, commission or division of the commonwealth, in spending appropriated sums and discharging its statutory responsibilities, shall adopt measures to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment, layoff or termination, rates of compensation, in-service or apprenticeship training programs and all terms and conditions of employment.

 

SECTION 1A. In accordance with Articles LXIII and CVII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and section 6D of chapter 29 of the General Laws, it is hereby declared that the amounts of revenue set forth in this section by source for the respective funds of the commonwealth for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for said fiscal year as set forth and authorized in sections 2, 2B and 2E. The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts from each such source by each such fund to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with the projected receipts set forth herein and to include a full statement comparing such actual and projected receipts in the annual report for said fiscal year pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws. The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

 

Source

All Budgeted Funds*

General Fund

Comm. Trans. Fund

Massachusetts Tourism

Other**

Alcohol. Bev.

$78.4

$78.4

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Cigarettes

$443.2

$443.2

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Corporations

$1,691.0

$1,691.0

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Deeds

$188.1

$188.1

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Estate Inheritance

$261.7

$261.7

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Financial Institutions

$51.3

$51.3

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Income 

$13,056.7

$13,056.7

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Insurance

$381.9

$381.9

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Motor Fuels

$667.5

$0.0

$666.6

$0.0

$0.9

Public Utilities

-$10.8

-$10.8

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Room Occupancy

$131.5

$85.5

$0.0

$46.0

$0.0

Sales-Regular

$3,700.9

$3,700.9

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Sales-Meals

$957.5

$957.5

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Sales-Motor Vehicles

$696.5

$241.0

$455.5

$0.0

$0.0

Miscellaneous

$17.0

$17.0

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

UI Surcharges

$21.6

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

$21.6

Total Consensus Tax Revenues:

$22,334.0

$21,143.4

$1,122.1

$46.0

$22.5

Transfer to School Modernization and Reconstruction Trust (SMART) Fund

-$703.6

-$703.6

 

 

 

Transfer to MBTA State and Local Contribution Fund

-$799.3

-$799.3

 

 

 

Transfer to Pension Reserves Investment Trust Fund

-$1,630.0

-$1,630.0

 

 

 

Transfer to workforce Training Fund

-$21.6

 

 

 

-$21.6

Total Consensus Tax Revenue for Budget:

$19,179.5

$18,010.5

$1,122.1

$46.0

$0.9

Revenue Changes

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation Finance Tax Changes

$430.6

$335.2

$95.4

 

 

Amazon Tax Agreement

$36.7

$36.7

 

 

 

Delay of FAS 109

$45.9

$45.9

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Tax Settlement Revenue

$35.0

$35.0

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Tax Revenue Enhancements

$25.0

$25.0

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Increased Tobacco Excise to CCTF

-$31.3

-$31.3

 

 

 

Increased SMART Transfer

-$28.4

-$28.4

 

 

 

Total Taxes Available for Budget:

$19,693.0

$18,428.6

$1,217.5

$46.0

$0.9

Non-Tax Revenue

 

 

 

 

 

Federal Reimbursements

$8,548.2

$8,542.6

$0.0

$0.0

$5.6

Departmental Revenue

$3,482.0

$2,916.8

$545.6

$0.0

$19.7

Consolidated Transfers

$2,014.8

$2,151.6

$0.0

$2.2

-$139.0

GRAND TOTAL

$33,738.1

$32,039.5

$1,763.1

$48.2

-$112.8

 

SECTION 1B. The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts of non-tax revenues by each department, board, commission or institution to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with projected receipts set forth herein and to include a full statement comparing such receipts with projected receipts in the annual report for such fiscal year pursuant to section 13 of chapter 7A of the General Laws.  The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

Non-Tax Revenue:  Department Summary

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue Source

Federal Revenues

Departmental Revenues

Budgeted Transfers

Total Unrestricted

Total Restricted

Judiciary

 

 

 

 

 

Supreme Judicial Court

$0

$2,940,288

$0

$2,940,288

$0

Committee for Public Counsel

$0

$8,910,000

$0

$10,000

$8,900,000

Appeals Court

$0

$447,409

$0

$447,409

$0

Trial Court

$0

$110,592,951

$0

$110,592,951

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$122,890,648

$0

$113,990,648

$8,900,000

District Attorneys

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL:

$0

$0

$0

 

 

Secretary of the Commonwealth

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$0

$212,360,015

$0

$212,345,015

$15,000

TOTAL:

$0

$212,360,015

$0

$212,345,015

$15,000

Treasurer and Receiver-General

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Treasurer

$20,000,000

$72,799,933

$192,536,431

$243,104,535

$42,231,829

Cultural Commission

$0

$2,044

$6,594,736

$6,596,780

$0

State Lottery Commission

$0

$155,000

$1,036,646,478

$91,384,716

$945,416,762

TOTAL:

$20,000,000

$72,956,977

$1,235,777,645

$341,086,031

$987,648,591

Attorney General

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Attorney General

$4,116,870

$45,010,222

$457,582

$47,584,674

$2,000,000

TOTAL:

$4,116,870

$45,010,222

$457,582

$47,584,674

$2,000,000

Inspector General

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the Inspector General

$0

$650,000

$0

$0

$650,000

TOTAL:

$0

$650,000

$0

$0

$650,000

Office of Campaign and Political Finance

 

 

 

 

 

Office of Campaign and Political Finance

$0

$67,800

$0

$67,800

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$67,800

$0

$67,800

$0

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

 

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

$2,134,500

$241,000

$0

$116,589

$2,258,911

TOTAL:

$2,134,500

$241,000

$0

$116,589

$2,258,911

State Ethics Commission

 

 

 

 

 

State Ethics Commission

$0

$50,000

$0

$50,000

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$50,000

$0

$50,000

$0

Office of the State Comptroller

 

 

 

 

 

Office of the State Comptroller

$22,009,651

$23,305,726

$313,814,754

$359,130,131

$0

TOTAL:

$22,009,651

$23,305,726

$313,814,754

$359,130,131

$0

Executive Office for Administration and Finance

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary of Administration and Finance

$0

$4,536,813

$231,560,741

$236,097,554

$0

Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance

$0

$60,059,779

$0

$43,259,779

$16,800,000

Bureau of State Office Buildings

$0

$4,522

$0

$4,522

$0

Civil Service Commission

$0

$15,000

$0

$15,000

$0

Group Insurance Commission

$0

$677,757,235

$201,882,876

$877,140,111

$2,500,000

Division of Administrative Law Appeals

$0

$45,000

$0

$45,000

$0

Department of Revenue

$48,999,407

$144,951,168

$0

$187,403,295

$6,547,280

Appellate Tax Board

$0

$2,203,433

$0

$1,803,433

$400,000

Human Resources Division

$0

$2,690,645

$0

$5,000

$2,685,645

Operational Services Division

$0

$19,067,264

$0

$12,413,244

$6,654,020

Information Technology Division

$0

$564,730

$0

$0

$564,730

TOTAL:

$48,999,407

$911,895,588

$433,443,617

$1,358,186,937

$36,151,675

Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

$0

$4,802,000

$0

$4,417,000

$385,000

Department of Environmental Protection

$0

$35,055,406

$0

$28,784,361

$6,271,045

Department of Fish and Game

$5,600,000

$11,183,339

$130,000

$16,495,350

$417,989

Department of Agricultural Resources

$2,500

$5,707,155

$0

$5,709,655

$0

Department of Conservation and Recreation

$0

$23,285,924

$0

$9,144,251

$14,141,673

Department of Public Utilities

$0

$15,970,989

$0

$13,595,989

$2,375,000

Department of Energy Resources

$0

$4,644,485

$0

$4,644,485

$0

TOTAL:

$5,602,500

$100,649,298

$130,000

$82,791,091

$23,590,707

Executive Office of Health and Human Services

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Veterans' Services

$0

$580,000

$0

$15,000

$565,000

Secretary of Health and Human Services

$5,211,409,166

$816,915,425

$1,000,000

$5,804,324,591

$225,000,000

Division of Health Care Finance and Policy

$0

$30,717,824

$0

$26,717,824

$4,000,000

Mass Commission for the Blind

$3,194,674

$3,000

$0

$3,197,674

$0

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

$3,536,307

$40,000

$0

$3,576,307

$0

Mass Commission for the Deaf

$161,478

$4,300

$0

$165,778

$0

Chelsea Soldiers' Home

$10,929,089

$3,390,740

$0

$13,719,829

$600,000

Holyoke Soldiers' Home

$10,324,595

$4,293,482

$0

$13,348,208

$1,269,869

Department of Youth Services

$5,267,480

$0

$0

$5,267,480

$0

Department of Transitional Assistance

$406,514,779

$39,505,000

$0

$446,019,779

$0

Department of Public Health

$132,745,760

$106,876,961

$1,270,000

$150,891,543

$90,001,178

Department of Children and Families

$181,389,521

$10,960,459

$0

$188,272,861

$4,077,119

Department of Mental Health

$92,498,602

$2,752,100

$0

$95,125,702

$125,000

Department of Developmental Services

$535,707,844

$6,387,654

$0

$541,945,497

$150,000

Department of Elder Affairs

$1,596,921,555

$1,058,000

$0

$1,597,229,555

$750,000

TOTAL:

$8,190,600,849

$1,023,484,944

$2,270,000

$8,889,817,628

$326,538,166

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

$0

$546,415,580

$0

$546,415,580

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$546,415,580

$0

$546,415,580

$0

Board of Library Commissioners

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Library Commissioners

$0

$2,000

$0

$2,000

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$2,000

$0

$2,000

$0

Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Housing & Community Development

$0

$2,732,711

$2,602,560

$2,800,268

$2,535,003

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

$0

$1,350,175

$0

$850,175

$500,000

Division of Banks

$0

$26,243,214

$0

$23,593,214

$2,650,000

Division of Insurance

$0

$92,661,683

$0

$92,661,683

$0

Division of Professional Licensure

$0

$16,320,047

$0

$15,495,047

$825,000

Division of Standards

$0

$3,138,095

$0

$2,082,344

$1,055,751

Department of Telecommunications and Cable

$0

$5,272,811

$0

$5,272,811

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$147,718,736

$2,602,560

$142,755,542

$7,565,754

Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development

 

 

 

 

 

Labor and Workforce Development

$215,534

$2,553,530

$23,208,153

$25,424,367

$552,850

TOTAL:

$215,534

$2,553,530

$23,208,153

$25,424,367

$552,850

Executive Office of Education

 

 

 

 

 

Department of Early Education and Care

$196,680,710

$1,810,521

$0

$198,491,231

$0

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

$0

$10,355,741

$0

$8,513,329

$1,842,412

University of Massachusetts

$0

$132,386,639

$0

$132,386,639

$0

Bridgewater State College

$0

$1,291,886

$0

$1,291,886

$0

Fitchburg State College

$0

$1,270,253

$0

$1,270,253

$0

Framingham State College

$0

$945,682

$0

$945,682

$0

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

$0

$235,920

$0

$235,920

$0

Salem State College

$0

$911,704

$0

$911,704

$0

Westfield State College

$0

$442,252

$0

$442,252

$0

Worcester State College

$0

$1,033,851

$0

$1,033,851

$0

Berkshire Community College

$0

$156,051

$0

$156,051

$0

Bristol Community College

$0

$489,634

$0

$489,634

$0

Cape Cod Community College

$0

$400,000

$0

$400,000

$0

Greenfield Community College

$0

$149,564

$0

$149,564

$0

Holyoke Community College

$0

$630,709

$0

$630,709

$0

Mass Bay Community College

$0

$808,592

$0

$808,592

$0

Massasoit Community College

$0

$634,467

$0

$634,467

$0

Mount Wachusett Community College

$0

$219,221

$0

$219,221

$0

Northern Essex Community College

$0

$234,183

$0

$234,183

$0

North Shore Community College

$0

$725,758

$0

$725,758

$0

Quinsigamond Community College

$0

$370,443

$0

$370,443

$0

Springfield Technical Community College

$0

$701,579

$0

$701,579

$0

Roxbury Community College

$0

$556,910

$0

$129,659

$427,251

Middlesex Community College

$0

$291,333

$0

$291,333

$0

Bunker Hill Community College

$0

$424,354

$0

$424,354

$0

TOTAL:

$196,680,710

$157,477,247

$0

$351,888,294

$2,269,663

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

 

 

 

 

 

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

$0

$5,000

$0

$5,000

$0

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

$0

$2,577,700

$0

$7,000

$2,570,700

Criminal History Systems Board

$0

$12,505,065

$0

$9,505,065

$3,000,000

Criminal Justice Training Council

$0

$1,202,000

$0

$2,000

$1,200,000

Department of State Police

$1,974,300

$31,639,600

$0

$419,400

$33,194,500

Department of Public Safety

$0

$27,019,378

$0

$19,727,625

$7,291,753

Department of Fire Services

$0

$25,478,109

$0

$25,469,609

$8,500

Military Division

$0

$1,400,000

$0

$0

$1,400,000

Emergency Management Agency

$7,500,000

$740,270

$0

$8,240,270

$0

Department of Corrections

$5,895,499

$6,554,000

$3,102,001

$900,000

$14,651,500

Parole Board

$0

$800,000

$0

$200,000

$600,000

TOTAL:

$15,369,799

$109,921,122

$3,102,001

$64,475,969

$63,916,953

Sheriffs

 

 

 

 

 

Sheriff's Department Hampden

$925,000

$2,687,000

$0

$354,812

$3,257,188

Sheriff's Department Worcester

$110,000

$57,480

$0

$167,480

$0

Sheriff's Department Middlesex

$930,000

$169,000

$0

$174,000

$925,000

Sheriff's Department Franklin

$2,450,000

$41,000

$0

$41,000

$2,450,000

Sheriff's Department Hampshire

$270,000

$230,200

$0

$50,200

$450,000

Sheriff's Department Essex

$2,035,000

$12,800

$0

$47,800

$2,000,000

Sheriff's Department Berkshire

$37,000

$750,000

$0

$37,000

$750,000

Sheriff's Department Association

$0

$344,790

$0

$0

$344,790

Sheriff's Department Barnstable

$250,000

$75,000

$0

$75,000

$250,000

Sheriff's Department Bristol

$9,011,360

$0

$0

$0

$9,011,360

Sheriff's Department Nantucket

$2,500,000

$0

$0

$0

$2,500,000

Sheriff's Department Plymouth

$16,000,000

$0

$0

$0

$16,000,000

Sheriff's Department Suffolk

$8,000,000

$0

$0

$0

$8,000,000

TOTAL:

$42,518,360

$4,367,270

$0

$947,292

$45,938,338

Total Non-Tax Revenue  :

$8,548,248,180

$3,482,017,704

$2,014,806,312

$12,537,075,588

$1,507,996,608


SECTION 2

Judiciary

 

Supreme Judicial Court.

 

0320-0003              For the operation of the supreme judicial court, including salaries of the chief justice and the 6 associate justices              $8,140,508

 

0320-0010              For the operation of the clerk’s office of the supreme judicial court for Suffolk county              $1,339,802

 

0321-0001              For the operation of the commission on judicial conduct              $597,043

 

0321-0100              For the services of the board of bar examiners              $1,216,871

 

Committee for Public Counsel Services.

 

0321-1500              For the operation of the committee for public counsel services under chapter 211D of the General Laws; provided, that the committee shall maintain a system in which not less than 25 per cent of indigent clients shall be represented by public defenders; provided further, that to the extent feasible, the committee shall assign public defenders to district and superior courts; provided further, that the committee shall submit a report to the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the joint committee on the judiciary and the house and senate committees on ways and means on October 1, 2013 and March 3, 2014 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of clients assisted by the committee in each month of the prior fiscal year, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate; (ii) the total number of cases handled by the committee in each month of the prior fiscal year, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate and further delineated by case type; (iii) the average cost for public defender services rendered per client in the prior fiscal year delineated by type of case and court house; (iv) the average cost for private bar advocate services rendered per client in the prior fiscal year delineated by type of case and court house; (v) the average number of hours spent per case by public defenders in the prior fiscal year; (vi) the average number of hours billed by private bar advocates in the prior fiscal year; (vii) the total amount of counsel fees paid to the committee by clients for services rendered in the prior fiscal year; (viii) the total of indigent but able to contribute fees paid to the committee by clients for services rendered in the prior fiscal year; (ix) the current percentage of indigent defendants represented by public defenders by division and court house; (x) the current number of public defenders and private bar advocates assigned to each court house and division; (xi) the number of former private bar advocates that have been hired as public defenders since the start of fiscal year 2013; (xii) the total number of support staff, investigators, attorneys in charge and management personnel currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013; (xiii) the caseload of attorneys in charge compared to the caseload of public defender staff attorneys; (xiv) the expected surplus or deficiency for fiscal year 2014 of items 0321-1500, 0321-1510 and 0321-1520; (xv) the number and cost of private investigators used, delineated by firm; (xvi) the number, cost and cost per hour of psychologists and psychiatrists used by private bar advocates, delineated by firm; and (xvii) the number, cost and cost per hour of psychologists and psychiatrists used by public defenders, delineated by firm;  and provided further, that the committee shall provide full cooperation to the evaluator selected under item 1599-1300 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 and shall make available to the evaluator any information and data needed to assist with the requirements of the item.              $46,305,776

 

0321-1510              For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil cases under subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 211D of the General Laws, under section 11 of said chapter 211D; provided, that not more than $2,000,000 of the sum appropriated in this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2014              $104,229,887

 

0321-1518              For the chief counsel for the committee for public counsel services, which may expend an amount not to exceed $8,900,000 from revenues collected from fees charged for attorney representation of indigent clients; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the committee may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $8,900,000

 

0321-1520              For fees and costs as defined in section 27A of chapter 261 of the General Laws, as ordered by a justice of the appeals court or a justice of a department of the trial court on behalf of indigent persons, as defined in said section 27A of said chapter 261; provided, that not more than $1,000,000 of the sum appropriated in this item shall be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2014              $9,010,351

 

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.

 

0321-1600              For the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to provide legal representation for indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the commonwealth; provided, that the corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 3, 2014 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of persons assisted by the programs funded by the corporation in the prior fiscal year; (ii) any proposed expansion of legal services delineated by type of service, target population and cost; and (iii) the total number of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents who received services of the corporation, by type of case and geographic location; provided further, that the corporation may contract with any organization for the purpose of providing representation; and provided further, that notwithstanding the first paragraph of section 9 of chapter 221A of the General Laws, funds shall be expended for the Disability Benefits Project, the Medicare Advocacy Project and the Battered Women’s Legal Assistance Project              $13,000,000

 

Mental Health Legal Advisors.

 

0321-2000              For the operation of the mental health legal advisors committee and for certain programs for the indigent mentally ill established under section 34E of chapter 221 of the General Laws              $837,712

 

Prisoners’ Legal Services.

 

0321-2100              For the expenses of Prisoners’ Legal Services              $1,129,584

 

Social Law Library.

 

0321-2205              For the expenses of the social law library located in Suffolk county              $1,299,000

 

Appeals Court.

 

0322-0100              For the appeals court, including the salaries, traveling allowances and expenses of the chief justice, recall judges and the associate justices              $11,875,643

 

Trial Court.

 

0330-0101              For the salaries of the justices of the 7 departments of the trial court              $47,679,572

 

0330-0300              For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court nonemployee services, trial court dental and vision health plan agreements, jury expenses, trial court law libraries, statewide telecommunications, private and municipal court rentals and leases, operation of court house facilities, rental of county court facilities, witness fees, printing expenses, equipment maintenance and repairs, the court interpreter program, insurance and chargeback costs, the Massachusetts sentencing commission, permanency mediation services, court security and judicial training; provided, that 50 per cent of all fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the trial court shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on revenues collected in the trial court; provided further, that the report shall provide the following information for the previous quarter for each court division and court house: (i) the total amount ordered in fees and fines; (ii) the total amount dismissed in fees and fines; (iii) the total amount paid in fees and fines; and (iv) the total amount outstanding in fees and fines; provided further, that in the report due April 1, 2014, the report shall describe efforts by the trial court since the start of the fiscal year to: (a) partner with other public or private entities to maximize revenue collections; and (b) ensure that all court locations apply similar standards for revenue collections; and provided further, that the trial court shall provide full cooperation to the evaluator selected under 1599-1300 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 and shall make available to the evaluator any information and data needed to assist with the requirements of item 1599-1300              $219,244,450

 

0330-0500              For expanded use of video teleconferencing for court appearances by persons in the custody of houses of correction; provided, the court administrator shall distribute funds from this item for proposals to increase video teleconferencing that are most likely to result in cost savings; provided further, that proposals shall be developed by 1 or more district or superior court in partnership with 1 or more house of correction; provided further, that proposals shall include: (i) the type of court appearances proposed for video teleconferencing; (ii) the constitutional, statutory, fiscal, procedural or other obstacles that may limit the use of video teleconferencing; (iii) the estimates of initial costs related to the proposal; and (iv) the estimated annual savings from using video teleconferencing; provided further, that funds from this item may be used to ensure equitable distribution of savings between both the court and house of correction; provided further, that not later than March 3, 2014, the court administrator shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the distribution of funds from this item; provided further, that the report shall include: (a) a summary of proposals received; (b) a summary of proposals receiving funds from this item; (c) a summary of estimated first-year costs and savings; and (d) an analysis of constitutional, statutory, fiscal, procedural or other obstacles to the further expansion of video teleconferencing; and provided further, that the court administrator may transfer funds from this item to item 0330-0300 within 10 days after submitting written notice of such transfer to the house and senate committees on ways and means              $500,000

 

0330-0599              For a probation pilot program that administers high-intensity supervision that promotes successful probation outcomes and reduces recidivism; provided, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall partner with an external research organization that is responsible for monitoring program fidelity, designing and implementing the experimental model and collecting and analyzing the outcome evaluation; provided further, that the pilot program shall be conducted at both a district and superior court; provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 14, 2014 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the site selected for the pilot program; (ii) the research organization selected for the program; and (iii) any relevant data on participants and initial outcomes; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for expenditure until June 30, 2015              $720,632

 

Superior Court Department.

 

0331-0100              For the operation of the superior court department; provided, that funds shall be expended for medical malpractice tribunals under section 60B of chapter 231 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of the clerk’s office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping              $29,875,237

 

District Court Department.

 

0332-0100              For the operation of the district court department, including a civil conciliation program              $61,299,885

 

Probate and Family Court Department.

 

0333-0002              For the operation of the probate and family court department              $27,900,946

 

Land Court Department.

 

0334-0001              For the operation of the land court department              $3,427,838

 

Boston Municipal Court Department.

 

0335-0001              For the operation of the Boston municipal court department              $12,648,481

 

Housing Court Department.

 

0336-0002              For the operation of the housing court department              $7,329,745

 

Juvenile Court Department.

 

0337-0002              For the operation of the juvenile court department; provided, that the department may expend funds for CASA programs              $17,643,737

 

Office of the Commissioner of Probation.

 

0339-1001              For the office of the commissioner of probation; provided, that the office shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the department of revenue to verify income data and to use the department’s wage reporting and bank match system for weekly tape-matching to determine an individual’s eligibility for appointment of indigent counsel as defined in chapter 211D of the General Laws; provided further, that the office shall submit quarterly reports on indigency verification to the joint committee on the judiciary and the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of individuals determined to be indigent; (ii) the number of individuals determined not to be indigent; (iii) the number of individuals found to be misrepresenting assets; (iv) the number of individuals found to no longer qualify for appointment of counsel upon any re-assessment of indigency under section 2 of said chapter 211D; (v) the total number and amount of indigent counsel fees collected and the total number and amount of indigent counsel fees waived; (vi) the average indigent counsel fee that each court division collects; (vii) the total number and amount of indigent but able to contribute fees collected and waived; (viii) the range of indigent but able to contribute fees collected; and (ix) the number of cases in which community service in lieu of indigent counsel fees was performed; provided further, that the information within the report shall be delineated by court division; provide further, that the office shall submit quarterly reports to the joint committee on the judiciary and the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include: (a) the office’s definition of supervisory and nonsupervisory cases; (b) a detailed description of what each level of supervision within these classifications entails in terms of responsibilities of the probation officer; (c) the average time commitment for a probation officer for each level of supervision on a monthly basis; (d) the overall number of individuals on probation; (e) the number of individuals added to probation and the number removed from probation for each month within that quarter; and (f) the total number of full-time employees who administer probationary cases; provided further, that these figures shall be delineated by level of supervisory and nonsupervisory probation and by court division; provided further, that the overall number of individuals on probation and added to probation each month shall be separately delineated by originating court or referral source; and provided further, that the report shall include the number of probationers served by community corrections centers and electronic monitoring including, but not limited to, global positioning systems, and delineated by level of supervisory and nonsupervisory probation               $128,234,922

 

0339-1003              For the office of community corrections and performance-based contracts for the operation of community corrections centers; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 26, 2014; and provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the performance standards used to assess the success of community corrections centers; (ii) a description of how each community corrections center rates based on performance and utilization data; (iii) the amount of each contract awarded to community corrections centers on a per client-day basis; (iv) standards for terminating contracts with underperforming community corrections centers; and (v) a plan for increasing the use of community corrections centers by the courts, the department of correction and the sheriffs              $20,604,046

 

Office of the Jury Commissioner.

 

0339-2100              For the office of the jury commissioner under chapter 234A of the General Laws              $2,946,059

 

DISTRICT ATTORNEYs.

 

Suffolk District Attorney.

 

0340-0100              For the Suffolk district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, the domestic violence unit and the children’s advocacy center; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500.              $16,942,414

 

0340-0198              For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Suffolk district attorney’s office              $354,303

 

Middlesex District Attorney.

 

0340-0200              For the Middlesex district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500              $14,451,985

 

0340-0298              For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Middlesex district attorney’s office              $516,485

 

Eastern District Attorney.

 

0340-0300              For the Eastern district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500              $8,872,189

 

0340-0398              For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Eastern district attorney’s office              $504,351

 

Worcester District Attorney.

 

0340-0400              For the Worcester district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; and provided further, that $323,320 shall be expended for rent and lease costs and other related expenses in fiscal year 2014              $9,700,583

 

0340-0498              For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Worcester district attorney’s office              $413,499

 

Hampden District Attorney.

 

0340-0500              For the Hampden district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500              $8,447,444

 

0340-0598              For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampden district attorney’s office              $339,899

 

Hampshire/Franklin District Attorney.

 

0340-0600              For the Hampshire/Franklin district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500              $5,262,902

 

0340-0698              For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampshire/Franklin district attorney’s office              $294,248

 

Norfolk District Attorney.

 

0340-0700              For the Norfolk district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500              $8,650,626

 

0340-0798              For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Norfolk district attorney’s office              $427,306

 

Plymouth District Attorney.

 

0340-0800              For the Plymouth district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500              $7,508,951

 

0340-0898              For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Plymouth district attorney’s office               $429,842

 

Bristol District Attorney.

 

0340-0900              For the Bristol district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500              $7,811,053

 

0340-0998              For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Bristol district attorney’s office              $326,318

 

Cape and Islands District Attorney.

 

0340-1000              For the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500              $3,828,541

 

0340-1098              For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office              $278,735

 

Berkshire District Attorney.

 

0340-1100              For the Berkshire district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, the drug task force and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; provided further, that $96,895 shall be expended for increased rent and lease costs in fiscal year 2014; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the operation and management of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force              $3,825,694

 

0340-1198              For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Berkshire district attorney’s office              $215,126

 

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION.

 

0340-2100              For the operation of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, including the implementation and related expenses of the district attorneys’ offices automation and case management and tracking system; provided, that expenses associated with the system may be charged directly to this item; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made from this item which would cause the commonwealth’s obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that the department shall work in conjunction with the disabled persons protection commission and the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of abuse cases that are referred to each district attorney’s office for further investigation; (ii) the number of those referrals resulting in the filing of criminal charges, delineated by type of charge; (iii) the number of cases referred to each district attorney's office that remains open as of the date for submission of the report; and (iv) the number of cases that resulted in a criminal prosecution and the disposition of each such prosecution; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate not later than March 14, 2014; provided further, that the association shall work in conjunction with the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare and submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives not later than February 28, 2014 detailingby district for calendar year 2013 the following: (a) the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment; (b) the number of criminal cases disposed; and (c) the number of criminal cases actively managed during the year; provided further, that the report shall separately identify the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment, the number of cases disposed and the number of cases under active management where the case includes charges for drug offenses under chapter 94C of the General Laws, motor vehicle charges under chapter 90 of the General Laws or firearm offenses under chapter 140 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the association shall submit these reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means in a standard electronic format              $1,660,006

 

0340-8908              For the costs associated with maintaining the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association’s wide area network              $1,317,090

 

EXECUTIVE.

 

0411-1000              For the offices of the governor, the lieutenant governor and the governor’s council; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item may be used at the discretion of the governor for the payment of extraordinary expenses not otherwise provided for and for transfer to appropriation accounts where the amounts otherwise available may be insufficient              $5,347,441

 

Office of The Child Advocate.

 

0411-1005              For the operation of the office of the child advocate              $304,100

 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

 

0511-0000              For the operation of the office of the secretary; provided, that the secretary may transfer funds between items 0540-0900, 0540-1000, 0540-1100, 0540-1200, 0540-1300, 0540-1400, 0540-1500, 0540-1600, 0540-1700, 0540-1800, 0540-1900, 0540-2000 and 0540-2100 under an allocation schedule filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before the transfer; and provided further, that each register of deeds using electronic record books shall ensure that all methods of electronically recording instruments conform to the regulations or standards established by the secretary of the commonwealth and the records conservation board              $5,970,365

 

0511-0001              For the secretary of the commonwealth, who may expend revenues not to exceed $15,000 from the sale of merchandise at the state house gift shop for the purpose of replenishing and restocking gift shop inventory              $15,000

 

0511-0002              For the operation of the corporations division; provided, that the division shall implement a corporate dissolution program; and provided further, that the secretary shall file a report with house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 31, 2014 detailing total revenues collected as a result of the corporate dissolution program in fiscal year 2013 and revenues collected to date in fiscal year 2014              $353,076

 

0511-0200              For the operation of the archives division              $362,938

 

0511-0230              For the operation of the records center              $35,000

 

0511-0250              For the operation of the archives facility              $296,521

 

0511-0260              For the operation of the commonwealth museum              $242,556

 

0511-0270              For the secretary of the commonwealth, who shall contract with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute to provide the commonwealth with technical assistance on United States census data and to prepare annual population estimates; provided, that the contract shall be for not less than $325,000               $400,000

 

0511-0420              For the operation of the address confidentiality program              $130,250

 

0517-0000              For the printing of public documents              $500,000

 

0521-0000              For the operation of the elections division, including preparation, printing and distribution of ballots and for other miscellaneous expenses for primary and other elections; provided, that the secretary of the commonwealth may award grants for voter registration and education; and provided further, that the registration and education activities may be conducted by community-based voter registration and education organizations, prior appropriation continued              $5,380,914

 

0521-0001              For the operation of the central voter registration computer system, prior appropriation continued              $4,988,076

 

0524-0000              For providing information to voters              $563,729

 

0526-0100              For the operation of the Massachusetts historical commission              $792,000

 

0527-0100              For the operation of the ballot law commission              $10,545

 

0528-0100              For the operation of the records conservation board              $34,056

 

0540-0900              For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lawrence              $1,064,925

 

0540-1000              For the registry of deeds located in the city of Salem              $2,759,881

 

0540-1100              For the registry of deeds located in the former county of Franklin              $599,768

 

0540-1200              For the registry of deeds located in the former county of Hampden              $1,685,809

 

0540-1300              For the registry of deeds located in the former county of Hampshire              $471,423

 

0540-1400              For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lowell              $1,148,555

 

0540-1500              For the registry of deeds located in the city of Cambridge              $3,083,726

 

0540-1600              For the registry of deeds located in the town of Adams              $260,406

 

0540-1700              For the registry of deeds located in the city of Pittsfield              $423,283

 

0540-1800              For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington              $215,307

 

0540-1900              For the registry of deeds located in the former county of Suffolk              $1,775,383

 

0540-2000              For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg              $670,603

 

0540-2100              For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester              $2,161,481

 

TREASURER & RECEIVER GENERAL.

 

Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General.

 

0610-0000              For the office of the treasurer and receiver general              $9,271,123

 

0610-0010              For programs to promote and improve financial literacy of residents of the commonwealth              $85,000

 

0610-0050              For the administration of the alcoholic beverages control commission in its efforts to regulate and control the conduct and condition of traffic in alcoholic beverages; provided, that the commission shall maintain investigators, including at least one chief investigator, to regulate and control the traffic of alcoholic beverages; and provided further, that the commission shall seek out matching federal dollars and apply for federal grants that may be available to assist in the enforcement of laws pertaining to the traffic of alcoholic beverages..              $2,324,783

 

0610-0051                For the operation of the alcoholic beverages control commission relative to the prevention of underage drinking and related programs including, but not limited to, applying for and obtaining federal Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms funds, grants and other federal appropriations; provided, that the commission may expend revenues up to $231,829 collected from fees generated by the commission; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $231,829

 

0610-0140                For the purpose of funding administrative, transactional and research expenses associated with maintaining and increasing the interest earnings on the General Fund and the Commonwealth Stabilization Fund investments              $22,482

 

0610-2000              For payments made to veterans under section 16 of chapter 130 of the acts of 2005, section 11 of chapter 132 of the acts of 2009, section 32 of chapter 112 of the acts of 2010 and section 3 of chapter 171 of the acts of 2011; provided, that the office of the state treasurer may expend not more than $205,000 for costs incurred in the administration of these payments              $2,803,627

 

0611-1000              For bonus payments to war veterans              $44,500

 

0612-0105              For payment of the public safety employee killed in the line of duty benefit authorized in section 100A of chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided, that the treasurer’s office shall provide immediate written notification to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the expenditure of the funds appropriated in this item; and provided further, that at the written request of the office of the state treasurer, the comptroller shall transfer funds from item 1599-3384 to this item              $100,000


Lottery Commission.

 

0640-0000              For the operation of the state lottery commission; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item for costs associated with the promotion or advertising of lottery games; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund              $82,676,515

 

0640-0005              For the costs associated with monitor games; provided, that any funds expended on promotional activities shall be limited to point-of-sale promotions and agent newsletters; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund              $3,183,484

 

0640-0010              For the promotional activities associated with the state lottery program; provided, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund              $5,000,000

 

0640-0096              For the commonwealth’s fiscal year 2014 contributions to the health and welfare fund established under the collective bargaining agreement between the state lottery commission and the Service Employees International Union, Local 888, AFL-CIO; provided, that the contributions shall be paid to the fund on such basis as the collective bargaining agreement provides; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund              $355,945

 

Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

0640-0300              For the services and operations of the council, including grants to or contracts with public and nonpublic entities; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the council may expend the amounts appropriated in this item for the purposes of the council as provided in sections 52 to 58, inclusive, of chapter 10 of the General Laws in such amounts and at such times as the council may determine under section 54 of said chapter 10; provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund; provided further, that any funds expended from this item for the benefit of schoolchildren shall be expended for the benefit of all schoolchildren in the commonwealth and on the same terms and conditions; provided further, that the council shall not expend funds from this item for any grant or contract recipient that, in any program or activity for such schoolchildren, does not apply the same terms and conditions to all such schoolchildren; provided further, that a person employed under this item shall be considered an employee within the meaning of section 1 of chapter 150E of the General Laws and shall be placed in the appropriate bargaining unit; and provided further, that funding provided in this item shall be in addition to $3,000,000 in funding from the Massachusetts Development Finance Authority made available for the Massachusetts Cultural Council              $8,089,935

 

Debt Service.

 

0699-0005              For the state treasurer, who may retain and expend an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2014 from premiums paid on the sales of revenue anticipation notes and expend such premium payments for the purposes of paying principal and interest on account of the revenue anticipation notes              $20,000,000

 

0699-0014              For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness incurred under chapter 233 of the acts of 2008 for financing the accelerated bridge program              $56,249,759

 

Commonwealth Transportation Fund              100%

 

0699-0015              For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain bonded debt and the sale of bonds of the commonwealth; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state treasurer may make payments under section 38C of chapter 29 of the General Laws from this item and items 0699-9100, 0699-2005 and 0699-0014; provided further, that the payments shall pertain to the bonds, notes or other obligations authorized to be paid from each item; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller may transfer the amounts that would otherwise be unexpended on June 30, 2014, from this item to items 0699-9100, 0699-2005 and 0699-0014 or from items 0699-9100, 0699-2005 and 0699-0014 to this item which would otherwise have insufficient amounts to meet debt service obligations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014; provided further, that each amount transferred shall be charged to the funds as specified in the item to which the amount is transferred; provided further, that payments on bonds issued under section 2O of said chapter 29 shall be paid from this item and shall be charged to the Infrastructure subfund of the Commonwealth Transportation Fund; and provided further, that notwithstanding this item or any other general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller may charge the payments authorized in the item to the appropriate budgetary or other fund subject to a plan which the comptroller shall file 10 days in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means              $1,984,191,904

General Fund              56.3%

Commonwealth Transportation Fund              43.7%

 

0699-0019              For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain bonded debt and the sale of bonds of the commonwealth; provided, that the state treasurer may expend revenues up to $22,000,000 generated from interest earnings in fiscal year 2014 from the General Fund and the Stabilization Fund for this purpose; provided further, that the state treasurer may transfer funds between this item and item 0699-0015, as necessary, and the treasurer shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than September 1, 2013 detailing transfers between this item and item 0699-0015; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves              $22,000,000

General Fund              56.3%

Commonwealth Transportation Fund              43.7%

 

0699-2005              For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness which may be incurred for financing the central artery/third harbor tunnel funding shortfall              $116,227,203

Commonwealth Transportation Fund              100%

 

0699-9100              For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes under sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States under section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department in the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves              $30,465,601

 

0699-9101              For the purpose of depositing with the trustee under the trust agreement authorized in section 10B of chapter 11 of the acts of 1997 an amount to be used to pay the interest due on notes of the commonwealth issued under section 9 of said chapter 11 and secured by the Federal Highway Grant Anticipation Note Trust Fund              $5,504,500

Commonwealth Transportation Fund              100%

 

STATE AUDITOR.

 

0710-0000              For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws              $13,787,181

 

0710-0100              For the operation of the division of local mandates              $358,365

 

0710-0200              For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections              $1,732,250

 

0710-0220              For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery              $300,000

 

0710-0225              For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the MassHealth system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 14, 2014 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the MassHealth system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by MassHealth to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of MassHealth to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts              $864,638

 

0710-0300              For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations              $451,833


ATTORNEY GENERAL.

 

              Office of the Attorney General.

 

0810-0000              For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the antitrust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit and the victim and witness compensation program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws              $22,251,155

 

0810-0004              For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to any such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims including, but not limited to, the provisions outlined in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws              $2,188,340

 

0810-0013              For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a false claims program an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 from revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $2,000,000

 

0810-0014              For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers              $2,355,145

 

0810-0021              For the operation of the Medicaid fraud control unit; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 75 per cent of the expenditure; provided further, that funds shall continue to be used specifically for the investigation and prosecution of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation based on referrals from the department of public health under section 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that the unit shall provide training for all investigators of the department of public health’s division of health care quality responsible for the investigations on a periodic basis under a comprehensive training program to be developed by the division and the unit; and provided further, that training shall include instruction on techniques for improving the efficiency and quality of investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation under said section 72H of said chapter 111              $4,033,878

 

0810-0045              For the wage enforcement program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a nonmanagement position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws              $3,576,934

 

0810-0061              For the purpose of funding existing and future litigation devoted to obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth              $1,750,000

 

0810-0098              For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general; provided, that expenditures shall not be made on or after the effective date of this act which would cause the commonwealth’s obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item              $415,676

 

0810-0201              For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance as authorized by section 11F of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that funds made available in this item may be used to supplement the automobile insurance fraud unit and the workers’ compensation fraud unit of the office of the attorney general; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for costs associated with health insurance rate hearings              $1,502,039

 

0810-0338              For the investigation and prosecution of automobile insurance fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated in this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item              $435,443

 

0810-0399              For the investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated in this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; provided further, that the attorney general shall investigate and prosecute, when appropriate, employers who fail to provide workers’ compensation insurance as required by law; and provided further, that the unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws              $284,456

 

0810-1204              For the implementation and operation of the division of gaming enforcement in the department of the attorney general for the investigation and prosecution of criminal activity relating to legalized gaming; provided, that the gaming commission shall reimburse the General Fund for the total amount of this appropriation under section 11M of chapter 12 of the General Laws              $457,582

 

Victim and Witness Assistance Board.

 

0840-0100              For the operation of the victim and witness assistance board              $499,774

 

0840-0101              For the salaries and administration of the SAFEPLAN advocacy program, to be administered by the Massachusetts office of victim assistance; provided, that not more than $150,000 shall be expended for program expansion; and provided further, that when determining in which courts to expand the SAFEPLAN program, preference shall be given to courts in regions not already participating in the program and that have a demonstrated need for SAFEPLAN advocates              $900,458

 

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

 

0900-0100              For the operation of the state ethics commission              $1,921,788

 

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.

 

0910-0200              For the operation of the office of the inspector general              $2,307,496

 

0910-0210              For the office of the inspector general, which may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $650,000 from the fees charged to participants in the Massachusetts public purchasing official certification program and the certified public manager program for the operation of those programs; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $650,000

 

0910-0222              For the costs related to enhanced investigations to identify fraud, waste and abuse              $300,000

 

OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN AND POLITICAL FINANCE.

 

0920-0300              For the operation of the office of campaign and political finance              $1,308,036

 

MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION.

 

0940-0100              For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination; provided, that not later than March 7, 2014, the commission shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report on the following: (i) the total number of all currently pending cases and the total number of cases in investigations and post probable cause, with the total number of post probable cause cases delineated by the number of cases in conciliation, pre-public hearing and post-public hearing stages; (ii) the number of cases pending before the commission in which a state agency or state authority is named as respondent, specifying those cases by agency or authority; and (iii) the total number of new cases filed in fiscal year 2013 and the total number of cases closed by the commission in fiscal year 2013; provided further, that funds made available in this item shall be in addition to funds available in item 0940-0101; and provided further, that all positions, except clerical, shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws              $2,568,237

 

0940-0101              For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, which may expend not more than $2,118,911 from revenues from federal reimbursements received for the purposes of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development fair housing type 1 program and the equal opportunity resolution contract program during fiscal year 2014 and federal reimbursements received for these and other programs in prior fiscal years; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commission may also expend revenues generated through the collection of fees and costs so authorized; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $2,118,911

 

0940-0102              For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, which may expend not more than $140,000 from revenues collected from fees charged for the training and certification of diversity trainers for the operation of the discrimination prevention certification program; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $140,000

 

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

 

0950-0000              For the commission on the status of women              $71,500

 

Commission on LESBIAN, GAY, Bisexual and Transgender Youth.

 

0950-0050              For the commission on gay and lesbian youth; provided, that funds shall be used to address issues related to the implementation of the state's anti-bullying law as provided in section 37O of chapter 71 of the General Laws              $250,000

 

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

 

1000-0001              For the office of the state comptroller; provided, that the comptroller shall maintain a special federal and nontax revenue unit which shall operate under policies and procedures developed in conjunction with the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that the comptroller shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means which shall include for each state agency for which the commonwealth is billing, the eligible state services and the full-year estimate of revenues and revenues collected; provided further, that the comptroller shall make expenditures for the purpose of an enhanced intercept collections of delinquent debt program; provided further, that the comptroller may enter into contracts with private vendors to identify and pursue cost avoidance opportunities for programs of the commonwealth and may enter into interdepartmental service agreements with state agencies, as applicable, for such purpose; provided further, that 60 days before entering into any interdepartmental service agreement, the comptroller shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the notification shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the project, the purpose and intent of the interdepartmental service agreement, a projection of the costs avoided in the current fiscal year, a copy of the contract with the private vendor including the proposed rate of compensation and any previous agreements related or similar to the new agreement with the above information; provided further, that the comptroller may establish such procedures, in consultation with the budget director and the affected departments, as the comptroller deems appropriate and necessary to accomplish the purposes of this item; and provided further, that the comptroller shall submit a report on such projects as a part of the comptroller’s annual report under section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws              $8,543,692


Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

1050-0140 For payments to cities and towns in accordance with chapter 23K of the General Laws; provided, that the Massachusetts gaming commission shall reimburse the General Fund for payments made under this item              $1,150,000

 

Disabled Persons Protection COmmission.

 

1107-2501              For the disabled persons protection commission; provided, that the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than the last day of each quarter, on the number of claims of abuse by caretakers made by employees or contracted service employees of the department of developmental services, the department of mental health and the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission; provided further, that the report shall include: (i) the number of substantiated claims; (ii) the number of unsubstantiated claims; and (iii) the number of false claims reported as a result of intentional and malicious action; and provided further, that the commission shall ensure that it is capable of recording all calls that are made to the commission’s 24-hour hotline, that all persons who call the hotline shall be immediately informed that calls are recorded and that each person shall be provided with the opportunity to elect that the call not be recorded              $2,412,668

 

Board of Library COmmissioners.

 

7000-9101              For the operation of the board of library commissioners              $1,018,754

 

7000-9401              For state aid to regional public libraries; provided, that the board of library commissioners may provide quarterly advances of funds for the purposes authorized in clauses (1) and (3) of section 19C of chapter 78 of the General Laws, as it considers proper, to regional public library systems throughout each fiscal year, in compliance with the office of the comptroller’s regulations on state grants, 815 CMR 2; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in calculating the fiscal year 2014 distribution of funds appropriated in this item, the board of library commissioners shall employ population figures used to calculate the fiscal year 2013 distribution; provided further, that the board shall provide funds for the continued operation of a single regional library system to serve the different geographic regions of the commonwealth and requiring that physical locations be maintained in both eastern and western Massachusetts to serve the residents of those regions; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the library of the commonwealth shall receive not less than 38.3 cents for each resident of the commonwealth              $9,731,475

 

7000-9402              For the talking book library at the Worcester public library              $441,394

 

7000-9406              For the Braille and talking book library at Watertown, including the operation of the machine lending agency              $2,455,408

 

7000-9501              For state aid to public libraries; provided, that no city or town shall receive funds from this item in any year when the appropriation of the city or town for free public library services is below an amount equal to 102.5 per cent of the average of the appropriations for free public library service for the 3 immediately preceding years; provided further, that the board of library commissioners may grant waivers in excess of the waiver limit set forth in the second paragraph of section 19A of chapter 78 of the General Laws in fiscal year 2014 for a period of not more than 1 year; provided further, that of the amount by which this item exceeds the amount appropriated in chapter 194 of the acts of 1998, funds shall be distributed under the guidelines of the municipal equalization grant program, the library incentive grant program and the nonresident circulation offset program; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any payment made from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of the city or town and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the public library of that city or town without appropriation              $6,823,657

 

7000-9506              For the technology and automated resource sharing networks              $1,929,238

Executive Office for administration and Finance.

 

Office of the Secretary of Administration and Finance.

 

1100-1100              For the office of the secretary; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance shall provide biannual reports, the first of which shall be submitted not later than August 1, 2013 and the second not later than February 3, 2014, to the house and senate committees on ways and means which summarizes existing and proposed collective bargaining agreements in an electronic format which shall include the following information for each agreement: (i) session law for the previously agreed upon collective bargaining agreement; (ii) current agreement status; (iii) collective bargaining unit and unit number; (iv) full-time equivalent employees subject to the agreement by item; (v) a description of the membership of the unit; (vi) the total salary base of the most recent previous agreement; (vii) start date and expiration date of the most recent agreement; (viii) estimated total fiscal impact of the agreement compared to the previous agreement; and (ix) base salary increases required by the agreement by effective time; and provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance and the office of employee relations shall meet with the house and senate committees on ways and means following the submission of each report to discuss the information therein, including all collective bargaining contracts that are set to expire over the next 12 months and the current status of negotiations               $2,761,081

 

1100-1201              For the operation of the office of commonwealth performance, accountability and transparency; provided, that the activities funded from this item shall include, but not be limited to, the operation and maintenance of a performance management program, maximization of federal revenue opportunities and oversight of compliance with federal reporting requirements, including the implementation and oversight of the Federal Financial Accountability and Transparency Act, section 14C of chapter 7 of the General Laws and other statewide transparency initiatives to enhance program integrity and ongoing efforts to prevent fraud, waste and abuse throughout the executive branch; provided further, that funds may be expended for performing enhanced economic forecasting and analysis; and provided further, that the office shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 14, 2014 detailing the actions of the office over the previous year              $400,000

 

1100-1700              For the provision of information technology services within the executive office for administration and finance              $30,000,000

 

1106-0064              For the caseload and economic forecasting office within the office of commonwealth performance, accountability and transparency; provided, that the caseload and economic forecasting office shall forecast: (i) MassHealth enrollment by group; (ii) participation in state-subsidized childcare provided through items 3000-3050, 3000-4050, 3000-4060 and 3000-4070; (iii) participation in emergency assistance and housing programs provided through items 7004-0101, 7004-0103 and 7004-0108; (iv) enrollment, both active member and dependent, in the group insurance commission; (v) recipients of direct benefits provided by the department of transitional assistance through items 4403-2000, 4405-2000 and 4408-1000; (vi) participation in programs provided by the department of children and families through items 4800-0038 and 4800-0041; and (vii) other related economic forecasts; provided further, that the office shall report its forecasts to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 15, 2014; and provided further, that the office shall submit an updated forecast to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 14, 2014              $220,000

 

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

 

1102-3199              For the operation of the office of facilities management, including the costs of utilities and associated contracts for properties managed by the division; provided, that the office shall continue to provide funding for all janitorial services at the same level provided in fiscal year 2013 for all buildings under the jurisdiction of the office…………..              $10,289,943

 

1102-3205              For the division of capital asset management and maintenance, which may expend for the maintenance and operation of the Massachusetts information technology center, the state transportation building and the Springfield state office building an amount not to exceed $16,500,000 in revenues collected from rentals, commissions, fees and any other sources pertaining to the operations of those facilities; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $16,500,000

 

1102-3232              For the division of capital asset management and maintenance; provided, that the division may expend not more than $300,000 received from application fees charged in conjunction with the certification of contractors and subcontractors under section 44D of chapter 149 of the General Laws; provided further, that only expenses, including staffing, incurred to implement and operate the certification program shall be funded from this item; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $300,000

 

Bureau of the State House.

 

1102-1128              For state house accessibility coordination, including communications access to public hearings and meetings; provided, that access shall include interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing              $140,021

 

1102-3309              For the operation of the bureau of the state house; provided, that the superintendent, director of operations and other employees of the bureau shall work in conjunction with the business manager of the house of representatives and the chief financial officer of the senate relative to the maintenance, repair, purchases and payments for materials and services              $2,361,579

 

Office on Disability.

 

1107-2400              For the Massachusetts office on disability              $651,834


Civil Service Commission.

 

1108-1011              For the civil service commission; provided, that the General Fund shall be reimbursed for the appropriation in this item through a fee charged on a per claim basis; provided further, that the commission shall develop and implement regulations to provide for reimbursement to the General Fund; and provided further, that the commission may assess a fee upon the appointing authority when inappropriate action has occurred              $441,257

 

Group Insurance Commission.

 

1108-5100              For the administration of the group insurance commission; provided, that the group insurance commission shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis              $2,962,182

 

1108-5200               For the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premium and plan costs incurred in fiscal year 2014; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds in this item shall not be available during the accounts-payable period of fiscal year 2014 and any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2014; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall charge the division of unemployment assistance and other departments, authorities, agencies and divisions which have federal or other funds allocated to them for this purpose for that portion of insurance premiums and plan costs as the secretary determines shall be borne by such funds and shall notify the comptroller of the amounts to be transferred, after similar determination, from  the several state or other funds and amounts received in payment of all such charges or transfers shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for the commonwealth’s share of group insurance premium and plan costs provided to employees and retirees in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may charge all agencies for the commonwealth’s share of the health insurance costs incurred on behalf of any employees of those agencies who are on leave of absence for a period of more than 1 year; provided further, that the amounts received in payment for the charges shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding section 26 of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the commission may negotiate, purchase and execute contracts before July 1 of each year for policies of group insurance as authorized by chapter 32A of the General Laws; provided further, that the rules for determining the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premiums for retired and active state employees shall be no different from the standards in effect on July 1, 2012; provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means by March 1, 2014 of the cost of the commonwealth’s projected share of group insurance premiums for the next fiscal year; provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 90 days prior to any changes in coverage, benefits or the schedule of copayments and deductibles for plans offered by the group insurance commission; provided further, that the group insurance commission may pay premium and plan costs for municipal employees and retirees who are enrolled in the group insurance commission’s health plans under the commission’s regulations; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 31, 2014 on the average full cost premium equivalent per enrollee and the average actual cost per enrollee for enrollees from participating municipalities, as well as the contribution ratios for each participating municipality, for fiscal year 2013; and provided further, that the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 3, 2014 detailing all state authorities whose employees receive insurance through the commission and the total reimbursement for the employer share of premiums paid by each state authority              $1,272,894,957

 

1108-5201              For the costs incurred by the group insurance commission associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage under section 19 of chapter 32B of the General Laws; provided, that the commission may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $2,500,000 from the revenue received from administrative fees associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage under said section 19 of said chapter 32B; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $2,500,000

 

1108-5350              For elderly governmental retired employee premium payments              $356,000

 

1108-5400              For the costs of the retired municipal teachers’ premiums and the audit of such premiums              $61,323,418

 

1108-5500              For the costs, notwithstanding chapter 32A of the General Laws, of dental and vision benefits for those active employees of the commonwealth, not including employees of authorities or any other political subdivision, who are not otherwise provided those benefits under a separate appropriation or the terms of a contract or collective bargaining agreement; provided, that the employees shall pay 15 per cent of monthly premiums established by the commission for the benefits              $8,510,705


Division of Administrative Law Appeals.

 

1110-1000              For the operation of the division of administrative law appeals; provided, that the division shall maintain a complete physical and technological separation from any agency, department, board, commission or program the decisions, determinations or actions of which may be appealed to it; and provided further, that every decision issued by a commissioner or other head of an agency, or a designee of any of them, following the issuance of a recommended decision by an administrative law judge of the division, shall be an agency decision subject to judicial review under chapter 30A of the General Laws              $1,083,990

 

George Fingold Library.

 

1120-4005              For the administration of the George Fingold Library              $832,605

 

Department of Revenue.

 

1201-0100              For the operation of the department of revenue, including tax collection administration, audits of certain foreign corporations and the division of local services; provided, that the department may allocate funds to the office of the attorney general for the tax prosecution unit; provided further, that the department may charge the expenses for computer services, including the costs of personnel and other support costs provided to the child support enforcement unit, from this item to item 1201-0160, consistent with the costs attributable to the unit; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis, beginning not earlier than December 1 and ending not later than November 30; provided further, that the department may expend up to $400,000 to enhance the criminal investigation unit; provided further that the department, in consultation with the office of the state comptroller and the Massachusetts Municipal Association, shall report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 3, 2014 on the feasibility of assisting municipalities in the collection of delinquent taxes; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) recommendations for necessary statutory changes to allow the department to collect delinquent property taxes; (ii) identifying technical difficulties in coordinating property tax and department data sets; (iii) recommendations for a pilot program in which municipalities would work with the department to improve municipal collections; and (iv) resource requirements for the proposed pilot program; and provided further, that seasonal positions funded by this account shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 10 months within a 12-month period              $89,668,584

 

1201-0130              For the department of revenue, which may expend for the operation of the department not more than $27,938,953 from revenues collected by the additional auditors for an enhanced audit program; provided, that the auditors shall: (i) discover and identify persons who are delinquent either in the filing of tax returns or the payment of taxes due and payable to the commonwealth; (ii) obtain those delinquent returns; and (iii) collect the delinquent taxes for a prior fiscal year; provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 14, 2014 that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the amount of revenue produced from these additional auditors; and (b) the amount of revenue produced by this item in fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $27,938,953

 

1201-0160              For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the department may allocate funds appropriated in this item to other state agencies for the performance of certain child support enforcement activities and those agencies may expend the funds for the purposes of this item; provided further, that all such allocations shall be reported annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the allocation of the funds not later than March 3, 2014; provided further, that the federal receipts associated with the child support computer network shall be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and deposited into a revolving account to be expended for the network; provided further, that federal receipts associated with child support enforcement grants shall be deposited into a revolving account to be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and to be expended for the grant authority; provided further, that the department shall report to  the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than November 14, 2014 the balance, year-to-date and projected receipts and year-to-date and projected expenditures, by subsidiary, of the child support trust fund established in section 9 of chapter 119A of the General Laws; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system for federal incentives and the network in accounts 1201-0161, 1201-0410 and 1201-0412              $35,833,101

 

1201-0164              For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the division may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $6,547,280 from the federal reimbursements awarded for personnel and lower subsidiary related expenditures; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $6,547,280

 

1201-0911              For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue for the purpose of resolving tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $2,000,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012              $2,000,000

 

1232-0100              For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws; provided, that in the prioritization of claims, priority for payment of approved claims shall be given to claimants who own or formerly owned not more than 4 dispensing facilities, prior appropriation continued              $12,000,000

 

1232-0200              For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; provided further, that the board shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 14, 2014 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; and (iii) the number of backlog claims; and provided further, that the report shall detail how many tanks are out of compliance with said chapter 21J              $1,444,826

 

1233-2000              For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted in clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 in an amount not to exceed $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws              $24,788,075

 

1233-2350              For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3              $898,980,293

 

1233-2400              For reimbursements to cities and towns in lieu of taxes on state-owned land under sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of chapter 58 of the General Laws              $27,270,000

 

1233-2401              For reimbursements to certain cities and towns for additional educational costs under chapter 40S of the General Laws              $500,000

 

Appellate Tax Board.

 

1310-1000              For the operation of the appellate tax board; provided, that the board shall schedule hearings in each county; and provided further, that the board shall make available on its website the number of hearings held at each location ..              $1,806,649

 

1310-1001              For the appellate tax board, which may expend revenues up to $400,000 from fees collected; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the board may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $400,000

 

Reserves.

 

1599-0024              For a program integrity enhancement grant program; provided, that not more than $300,000 of this amount may be awarded in 1-time grants to secretariats and departments for the purpose of conducting assessments of program areas or department practices that present a high risk of fraud or overpayment; provided further, that grant funds may be used to fund assessments conducted by department staff or to contract with an external assessor; provided further, that each recipient of a risk assessment grant shall report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means within 60 days of the completion of the risk assessment; provided further, that the report shall include: (i) overall findings of the risk assessment; (ii) areas identified as in need of improved financial controls or oversight to minimize risk; and (iii) an estimate of resources required to minimize risks compared to potential savings or recouped revenue from improved practices; provided further, that  funds from this item shall be expended for an analysis of existing state agency capacity to identify and address practices that create risk for fraud or improper payment; and provided further, that the analysis shall make recommendations as to how additional program integrity resources could be used to maximize the amount of ongoing savings to the commonwealth              $500,000

 

1599-0026              For a reserve for 1-time grants to support municipal improvements; provided, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for a pilot program to promote tourism and community development in central and western Massachusetts; provided further, that eligible recipients shall include municipalities, school districts and not-for-profit organizations; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to Plymouth county for the purposes of acquiring saltwater dredging equipment; provided further, that any equipment shall be owned, operated and maintained by Plymouth county; provided, that not less than $4,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for 1-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that funds may be expended by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts at Boston's John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies to develop and effectuate a program of performance management, accountability and transparency for local governments; provided further, that funds may be expended to expand programs that received funding from this item in prior fiscal years and on programs with proven replicable outcomes for municipalities; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 14, 2014 on: (i) results to date of grants awarded in fiscal year 2014 and in prior fiscal years; and (ii) replicable outcome measures for projects awarded to date; provided further, that $4,000,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (a) have populations of at least 65,000; and (b) demonstrate that their police departments have an operating budget per capita of less than $200 in 2010; and provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 14, 2014 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution              $10,250,000

 

1599-0081              For a public health evaluation grant program; provided, that the executive office for administration and finance shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before issuing a request for proposal for this program detailing the criteria to be used to award grants; provided further, that grant recipients shall be selected through a competitive grant process in which successful proposals shall: (i) demonstrate substantial experience conducting evaluations of federal, state or local public health programs; (ii) focus on the evaluation of a state-funded department of public health program, which may include, but shall not be limited to: school-based health centers, smoking cessation programs, HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programs, obesity prevention programs and child nutrition programs; (iii) identify the state administrative datasets to be used; (iv) ensure compliance with applicable privacy regulations, including institutional review board policies; and (v) propose an evaluation to be completed in not more than 24 months and that will provide analysis that examines the following areas of policy relevance: (a) the quantifiable effect of the program on the population treated through the program; (b) an estimate of the cost to the commonwealth of the public health problem being addressed through the program; (c)  a comparison of the cost of the program and the estimated short-term and long-term benefits received by program recipients through the programs; (d) data limitations in estimating the effect of the programs; and (e) recommendations for further study; provided further, that in awarding grants, priority shall be given to organizations located within the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than 50 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be granted to any 1 organization; provided further, that the request for proposals shall be issued not later than September 16, 2013; provided further, that the department of public health, the center for health information and analysis, the executive office of health and human services, the executive office of education, the department of housing and community development and other relevant state agencies shall work with grant recipients funded through this item as necessary to provide secure access to state collected data necessary for evaluations; provided further, that organizations receiving funds through this item shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public health and the department of public health on: (1) the status and preliminary results of studies funded through this item; and (2) any obstacles encountered in access to data or other information that is negatively affecting the completion of the study; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall not revert and shall be available for expenditure through June 30, 2015              $500,000

 

1599-0093              For contract assistance to the water pollution abatement trust for debt service obligations of the trust under sections 6, 6A and 18 of chapter 29C of the General Laws, prior appropriation continued              $62,830,731

 

1599-0500              For a 2-year assessment of the provision of childcare supports funded in items 3000-3050, 3000-4050, 3000-4060 and 3000-4070; provided, that the assessment shall be directed by a nonprofit research organization with demonstrated experience assessing the business practices, service delivery and financial systems of state-subsidized childcare programs; provided further, that the goals of the assessment shall be: (i) to identify ways to improve the regional and statewide efficiency of the distribution of state-supported childcare; (ii) to analyze the childcare needs of eligible families with regard to the availability of childcare vouchers or contracted childcare slots in different geographic regions of the commonwealth; and (iii) to evaluate the balance of providing quality early childhood education with providing workforce support for guardians; provided further, that the assessment shall include: (a) an initial planning stage which shall, through interviews with key childcare stakeholders, develop a scope of inquiry and research design; (b) a review of policies and practices that may result in programmatic inefficiencies in eligibility determination and verification of eligibility; (c) an assessment of current business practices and service delivery that could be improved upon to more efficiently use annual appropriations; and (d) a review of the childcare needs of families eligible for services in said items 3000-3050, 3000-4050, 3000-4060 and 3000-4070 and the ability of the existing state-subsidized childcare  program structures to  meet those needs; provided further, that the nonprofit organization directing the assessment may partner with other entities with expertise in state-subsidized childcare systems in order to complete all aspects of the assessment; provided further, that prior to selecting an organization to conduct this assessment, the department of early education and care shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the selection process; provided further, that the organization conducting the assessment shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 3, 2014, a report on the progress to date, obstacles encountered and preliminary findings; and provided further, that any unexpended funds appropriated for this item in fiscal year 2014 shall not revert but shall be made available for purposes of this item until June 30, 2015              $500,000

 

1599-1301              For an independent program evaluation reserve; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall be used to evaluate the Safe and Successful Youth Initiative funded in item 4000-0005 and programs for English Language Learners in Gateway Cities funded through item 7009-6400; provided further, that the independent evaluator for each program shall be selected by each program’s administrators under the guidelines set forth in section 116; and provided further, that the funds appropriated in this item in fiscal year 2014 shall not revert but shall be made available for these purposes through June 30, 2015              $500,000

 

1599-1970              For a reserve for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to defray costs of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, or its successor, incurred in fiscal year 2014 under section 138 of chapter 27 of the acts of 2009              $125,000,000

 

Commonwealth Transportation Fund              100%

 

1599-1977              For contract assistance and other payments to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for payment of debt service and related obligations in connection with bonds issued by the agency under chapter 293 of the acts of 2006 and chapter 303 of the acts of 2008              $3,590,575

 

1599-3234              For the commonwealth’s South Essex sewerage district debt service assessment              $90,100

 

1599-3384              For a reserve for the payment of certain court judgments, settlements and legal fees, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the comptroller, which were ordered to be paid in the current fiscal year or a prior fiscal year; provided, that the comptroller shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the amounts expended from this item; and provided further, that upon written notification of the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees ways and means, funds from this item may be transferred to item 0612-0105 upon the request of the state treasurer              $5,000,000

 

1599-3553              For a reserve to be administered by the office of commonwealth performance accountability and transparency in the executive office for administration and finance; provided, that funds shall be used to support the establishment of offices of performance management by each secretary in accordance with section 4A of chapter 6A of the General Laws; provided further, that funds from this item shall be used to support executive offices, excluding the executive office for administration and finance, to develop and implement strategic plans and direct performance management programs for the agencies within those executive offices; and provided further, that within 30 days of any transfer from this fund, the executive office for administration and finance shall file a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means identifying executive offices receiving funding from this item and providing a spending plan for each transfer              $750,000

 

1599-3856              For rent and associated costs at the Massachusetts information technology center in the city of Chelsea              $500,000

 

1599-3857              For capital lease payments from the University of Massachusetts to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency and for annual operations of the advanced technology and manufacturing center in the city of Fall River              $1,581,922

 

1599-4417              For the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts at Boston's John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies              $300,000

 

1599-4442              For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2014 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by collective bargaining agreements with the sheriffs that have not yet been ratified by the legislature; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this account prior to ratification of the collective bargaining agreements by the legislature              $3,063,921

 

1599-4444              For a reserve the meet the fiscal year 2014 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by collective bargaining agreements with the executive branch that have not yet been ratified by the legislature; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this account prior to ratification of the collective bargaining agreements by the legislature              $7,861,768

 

1599-7104              For a reserve for the facilities’ costs associated with the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided, that funds may be expended for Bristol Community College              $2,700,000

 

1599-7105              For a reserve for 1-time grants for the purchase of automated external defibrillators; provided, that applicants may include municipalities and school districts, including regional school districts, for use in schools, senior centers and senior housing complexes; provided further, that grants shall be made available in the form of 50 per cent matching grants to be administered by the executive office of public safety and security; provided further, that grants may include matching funds for training in the use of the equipment and cardiopulmonary resuscitations; provided further, that local matching funds may be provided through the municipality or school district by local appropriation or through donations from nonprofit organizations or individual, corporate or foundation gifts; and provided further, that nothing in this item shall limit the ability of the executive office of public safety and security to obtain the equipment through a bulk purchase arrangement to maximize the number of grants that may be made with these funds              $500,000

 

Division of Human Resources.

 

1750-0100              For the operation of the human resources division and the costs of administration, training and customer support related to the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system; provided, that the information technology division shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services, including the operation of the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the division shall be responsible for the administration of examinations for state and municipal civil service titles, establishment of eligible lists, certification of eligible candidates to state and municipal appointing authorities and technical assistance in selection and appointment to state and municipal appointing authorities; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of administration and finance shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant for a civil service examination; provided further, that the division shall administer a program of state employee unemployment management including, but not limited to, agency training and assistance; and provided further, that the division shall administer the statewide classification system including, but not limited to, maintaining a classification pay plan for civil service titles in accordance with generally accepted compensation standards and reviewing appeals for reclassification              $2,504,646

 

1750-0102              For the human resources division, which may expend not more than $2,685,645 from revenues collected from fees charged to applicants for civil service and non-civil service examinations and fees charged for the costs of goods and services rendered in administering training programs; provided, that the division shall collect from participating non-state agencies, political subdivisions and the general public, fees sufficient to cover all costs of the programs including, but not limited to, a fee to be collected from each applicant for a civil service examination or non-civil service examination, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; provided further, that the human resources division may also expend revenues collected for implementation of the health and physical fitness standards program established in section 61A of said chapter 31 of the General Laws and the wellness program established in section 61B of said chapter 31 and those programs in chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided further, that the personnel administrator shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant who participates in the physical ability test; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $2,685,645

 

1750-0119              For payment of workers’ compensation benefits to certain former employees of Middlesex and Worcester counties; provided, that the division shall recertify the former employees under current workers’ compensation procedures              $52,057

 

1750-0300              For the commonwealth’s contributions in fiscal year 2014 to health and welfare funds established under certain collective bargaining agreements; provided, that the contributions shall be calculated as provided in the applicable collective bargaining agreements and shall be paid to the health and welfare trust funds on a monthly basis or on such other basis as the applicable collective bargaining agreement provides              $27,750,500

 

Operational Services Division.

 

1775-0106              For the operation of an enhanced vendor auditing unit within the operational services division; provided, that the unit shall use a risk analysis program to identify vendor areas at high risk of fraud, overbilling or unallowable expenses; provided further, that the risk analysis shall use vendor-filed uniform financial reports, contracts with state entities and MMARS billing records; provided further, that in determining risk, the unit shall consider: (i) failure to file in a timely manner annual uniform financial reports and required private audits; (ii) related-party transactions; (iii) use of management companies; (iv) amounts of billed expenditures on credit cards; (v) expenditures for non-program expenses such as travel, meals and vehicles; and (vi) referrals or complaints from other state agencies, public officials and consumers; provided further, that the unit shall conduct field audits as necessary to determine evidence of fraud, overbilling or unallowable expenses; provided further, that the unit shall develop a recovery plan to recoup all funds received by a vendor due to fraud, overbilling or unallowable expenses and shall be responsible for recovering those funds; provided further, that any recovery plan that provides for less than the full restitution of misspent funds shall not be implemented without the approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that all funds recovered shall be deposited in the General Fund; provided further, that audits which indicate criminal fraud shall be referred to the attorney general for investigation; and provided further, that the unit shall file a report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 14, 2014 on the activities of the unit, including the number of audits conducted, the number of vendors audited, the number of vendors demonstrating the risk factors listed in this item, the funds identified for recoupment, the funds recouped, any reasons why identified funds were not recouped and details of recovery plans that required the approval of the secretary of administration and finance              $478,371

 

1775-0115              For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend for the purpose of procuring, managing and administering statewide contracts an amount not to exceed $5,546,020 from revenue collected from the statewide contract administrative fee; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system, including the costs of personnel              $5,546,020

 

1775-0124              For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend an amount not to exceed $500,000 from revenues collected in the recovery of cost-reimbursement and non-reimbursable overbilling and recoupment for health and human service agencies and as a result of administrative reviews, as determined during the division’s audits and reviews of providers under section 22N of chapter 7 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division may only retain revenues collected in excess of $207,350; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $500,000

 

1775-0200              For the operation and administration of the supplier diversity office; provided, that the office shall provide training and other services to supplier diversity office certified minority-owned and women-owned businesses, which allows those businesses to better compete for state contracts and ensures that equitable practices and policies in the public marketplace are maintained; provided further, that the office shall administer an electronic business certification application which shall be accessible to business applicants through the internet; provided further, that the office shall ensure the integrity and security of personal and financial information transmitted by electronic application; and provided further, that the office shall provide certification services to all supplier diversity office qualified applicants within or outside of the commonwealth, as applicable              $546,768

 

1775-0600              For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $750,000 in revenues from the sale of state surplus personal property and the disposal of surplus motor vehicles including, but not limited to, state police vehicles from vehicle accident and damage claims and from manufacturer warranties, rebates and settlements for the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of surplus property and the purchase of motor vehicles; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system, including the costs of personnel              $750,000

 

1775-0700              For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $53,000 in revenues collected in addition to the amount authorized in item 1775-1000 of section 2B for graphic art or design work and reprographic goods and services provided to the general public, including all necessary incidental expenses; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $53,000

 

1775-0900              For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $55,000 in revenues collected under chapter 449 of the acts of 1984 and section 4L of chapter 7 of the General Laws, including the costs of personnel, from the sale of federal surplus property, including the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of federal surplus property; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $55,000

 

Information Technology Division.

 

1790-0100              For the operation of the information technology division; provided, that the division shall operate the geographic information system under section 4A of chapter 7 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services, including the operation of the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the division shall develop a formula to determine the cost that will be charged to each agency for its use of the human resources and compensation management system; provided further, that any planned information technology development project or purchase by an agency under the authority of the governor for which the total projected cost exceeds $200,000, including the cost of any related hardware, software or consulting fees and regardless of fiscal year or source of funds, shall be reviewed and approved by the chief information officer before the agency may obligate funds for the project or purchase; and provided further, that the chief information officer may establish rules and procedures necessary to implement this item..              $3,292,526

 

1790-0151              For the information technology division, which may expend an amount not to exceed $10,000 from fees charged to entities other than political subdivisions of the commonwealth for the distribution of digital cartographic and other data              $10,000

 

1790-0300              For the information technology division, which may expend not more than $554,730 from revenues collected from the provision of computer resources and services to the general public for the costs of the bureau of computer services, including the purchase, lease and rental of telecommunications lines, services and equipment;  provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $554,730

 

1790-0350              For the operation of the Springfield Data Center              $3,500,000

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

 

Office of the Secretary.

 

2000-0100              For the operation of the office of the secretary of energy and environmental affairs, including the water resources commission, the hazardous waste facility site safety council, the coastal zone management program, environmental impact reviews conducted under chapter 30 of the General Laws and the mosquito-borne disease vector control program              $5,819,522

 

2000-1011              For the office of environmental law enforcement which may expend an amount not to exceed $85,000 from the administrative handling charge revenues received from electronic transactions processed through its online licensing and registration systems; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $85,000

 

2000-1700              For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of energy and environmental affairs              $10,003,390

 

2030-1000              For the operation of the office of environmental law enforcement; provided, that environmental police officers shall provide monitoring under the National Shellfish Sanitation Program; provided further, that funds from this item shall not be expended for the purposes of item 2030-1004; and provided further, that the office of environmental law enforcement shall seek technical assistance from the executive office of public safety and security to identify and apply for federal grant opportunities available to the office              $9,423,075

 

2030-1004              For environmental police private details; provided, that the office of environmental law enforcement may expend revenues of up to $300,000 collected from the fees charged for private details; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $300,000

 

Department of Public Utilities.

 

2100-0012              For the operation of the department of public utilities; provided, that notwithstanding the second sentence of the first paragraph of section 18 of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2014 under said first paragraph of said section 18 of said chapter 25 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; provided further, that $300,000 shall be dedicated to the hiring of gas safety inspectors who shall be authorized to randomly inspect each public utility’s piping, equipment, work site, work product, safety guidelines or any item on the utility’s property or within the utility’s control to determine if it meets nationally recognized gas utility company safety standards and such inspectors shall provide an annual report to the commissioners, the attorney general and the joint committee on telecommunication, utilities and energy; and provided further, that the cost of the gas safety inspectors, including associated fringe benefit costs, shall be assessed to gas utility companies under the jurisdictional control of the department              $8,701,998

 

2100-0013              For the operation of the transportation oversight division              $359,524

 

2100-0014              For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board an amount not to exceed $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2014 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $75,000

 

2100-0015              For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division an amount not to exceed $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2014 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $2,300,000

 

2100-0016              For the department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2014 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item              $89,283

 

Department of Environmental Protection.

 

2200-0100              For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Wall Experiment Station and a contract with the University of Massachusetts for environmental research; provided, that section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws shall not apply to fees established under section 18 of chapter 21A of the General Laws; and provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the Buzzards Bay Coalition and Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, in conjunction with the Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Massachusetts at Boston, for a coastal water quality monitoring program in Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay              $28,122,469

 

2200-0102              For the department of environmental protection, which may expend an amount not to exceed $650,151 collected from fees for wetland permits; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $650,151

 

2200-0107              For technical assistance, grants and support of efforts consistent with the Massachusetts recycling and solid waste master plan and the climate protection plan              $375,000

 

2200-0109              For the department of environmental protection for the sole purpose of ensuring sufficient staff for timely permit decisions and compliance assurance              $2,500,000

 

2200-0112              For the department of environmental protection, which may expend an amount not to exceed $2,500,000 collected from permit and compliance fees for the sole purpose of ensuring sufficient staff for timely permit decisions and compliance assurance; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the department shall adopt emergency regulations to increase existing permit or compliance fees adopted under section 18 of chapter 21A and section 3B of chapter 21E of the General Laws to reflect the increase in the consumer price index since 2004; provided further, that such fee increases shall take effect during fiscal year 2014 as soon as emergency regulations are promulgated; provided further, that such increases shall terminate in the event that: (i) this item is abolished or reduced in fiscal year 2014; or (ii) operational funding for the department falls below the level authorized in the general appropriation act for fiscal year 2013; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $2,500,000

 

2210-0105              For the department of environmental protection, which may expend for the administration and implementation of chapter 21I of the General Laws an amount not to exceed $3,120,894 collected from fees, penalties, grants and tuition under said chapter 21I; provided, that not less than $1,667,454 from this item shall be made available for the operation of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute program at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell; provided further, that the department shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the University of Massachusetts to make such funding available for this purpose; provided further, that not less than $644,096 from this item shall be made available for toxics use reduction technical assistance and technology in accordance with said chapter 21I; provided further, that the department shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the executive office of energy and environmental affairs to make such funding available for this purpose; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $3,120,894

 

2220-2220              For the administration and implementation of the federal Clean Air Act, including the operating permit program, the emissions banking program, the auto-related state implementation program, the low emission vehicle program, the non-auto-related state implementation program and the commonwealth’s commitments under the New England Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers Action Plans for reducing acid rain deposition and mercury emissions              $845,168

 

2220-2221              For the administration and implementation of the operating permit and compliance program required under the federal Clean Air Act              $1,501,435

 

2250-2000              For the commonwealth’s implementation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act under section 18A of chapter 21A of the General Laws              $1,485,185

 

2260-8870              For the expenses of the hazardous waste cleanup and underground storage tank programs including, but not limited to, monitoring unlined landfills notwithstanding section 4 of chapter 21J of the General Laws              $13,511,481

 

2260-8872              For the brownfields site audit program              $1,195,485

 

2260-8881              For the operation of the board of registration of hazardous waste site cleanup professionals notwithstanding section 19A of chapter 21A of the General Laws              $392,730

 

Department of Fish and Game.

2300-0100              For the office of the commissioner; provided, that the commissioner’s office shall assess and receive payments from the division of marine fisheries, the division of fisheries and wildlife, the office of fishing and boating access, the division of ecological restoration, the riverways program and all other programs under the control of the department of fish and game; provided further, that those assessments shall be used to cover appropriate administrative costs of the department including, but not limited to, payroll, personnel, legal and budgetary costs; provided further, that the amount and contribution from each division or program shall be determined by the commissioner of fish and game; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for grants to fishing ports to develop recovery and revitalization plans in response to federal groundfish regulations that took effect on May 1, 2013; provided further, that the division shall issue requests for proposals from affected ports not later than 60 days after the effective date of this item and shall award such grants in a timely fashion; provided further, that all affected ports may submit individual plans or multiple ports may submit a regional plan; and provided further, that all plans so developed shall be submitted to the director of the division, the secretary of energy and environmental affairs, the  secretary of housing and economic development and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives  not later than 180 days after the effective date of this item              $869,979

 

2300-0101              For the division of ecological restoration and the riverways program and for the promotion of public access to rivers and wetland restoration, including grants to public and nonpublic entities; provided, that funds shall be expended to continue a phragmites mitigation plan in marshes between the city of Gloucester and the town of Salisbury, including high-resolution salinity mapping              $494,488

 

2310-0200              For the administration of the division of fisheries and wildlife, including expenses of the fisheries and wildlife board, the administration of game farms and wildlife restoration projects, wildlife research and management, the administration of fish hatcheries, the improvement and management of lakes, ponds and rivers, fish and wildlife restoration projects, the commonwealth’s share of certain cooperative fisheries and wildlife programs and for certain programs reimbursable under the federal Aid to Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act; provided, that funds from this item shall be made available to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for fisheries and wildlife research in an amount not less than the amount received in fiscal year 2013 for such research; provided further, that the department may expend the amount necessary to restore anadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems; provided further, that no funds shall be spent on restoration of catadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems unless deemed necessary by the division; and provided further, that expenditures for such programs shall be contingent upon prior approval of the proper federal authorities for reimbursement of at least 75 per cent of the amount so expended              $11,666,532

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund              100%

 

2310-0300              For the operation of the natural heritage and endangered species program              $150,000

 

2310-0306              For the hunter safety training program              $414,803

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund              100%

 

2310-0316              For the purchase of land containing wildlife habitat and for the costs of the division of fisheries and wildlife directly related to the administration of the wildlands stamp program under sections 2A and 2C of chapter 131 of the General Laws              $1,500,000

 

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund              100%

 

2310-0317              For the waterfowl management program established under section 11 of chapter 131 of the General Laws              $65,000

 

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund              100%

 

2320-0100              For the office of fishing and boating access, including the maintenance, operation and improvement of public access land and water areas              $520,556

 

2330-0100              For the operation of the division of marine fisheries, including expenses of the Annisquam river marine research laboratory, marine research programs, a commercial fisheries program, a shellfish management program, including coastal area classification, mapping and technical assistance, the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and a shellfish classification program; provided, that funds shall be expended on a recreational fisheries program to be reimbursed by federal funds; provided further, that the division shall continue to develop strategies to improve federal regulations governing the commercial fishing industry and to promote sustainable fisheries; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided further, that the division shall offer wet storage and desanding services at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant as laid out in the report dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that any proceeds derived from these activities shall be retained and shall be deposited into item 2330-0150; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the development and implementation of a cod species identification sequencing study to be conducted by the Gloucester Marine Genome Initiative through nonprofit organizations in the commonwealth; provided further, that the Gloucester Marine Genome Initiative shall report on the status of the project to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than June 30, 2014; and provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for a program of collaborative research by the division of marine fisheries through the Marine Fisheries Institute, in collaboration with the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, that applies innovative technology to assess the biomass of groundfish, including cod and yellowtail, in the region managed by the New England Fishery Management Council              $5,309,039

2330-0120              For a program of the division of marine fisheries to enhance and develop marine recreational fishing and related programs and activities, including the cost of equipment, maintenance and staff and the maintenance and updating of data              $591,800

 

2330-0121              For the division of marine fisheries to utilize reimbursable federal sportfish restoration funds to further develop marine recreational fishing and related programs, including the costs of activities that increase public access for marine recreational fishing, support research on artificial reefs and otherwise provide for the development of marine recreational fishing; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may expend not more than $217,989 in revenues collected from federal sportfish restoration funds and from the sale of materials which promote marine recreational fishing; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $217,989

 

2330-0150              For the operation and maintenance of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may expend not more than $200,000 from revenue collected from fees generated by operations; provided further, that the division shall submit a report detailing the revenues collected and expended and the shellfish volume increase realized from the implementation of wet storage and de-sanding services and the shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012 to the executive office of environmental affairs, the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 3, 2014; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the division of marine fisheries may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $200,000

 

2330-0300              For the administration and operation of the saltwater fishing permit program under section 17C of chapter 130 of the General Laws              $1,042,470

Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund              100%

 

Department of Agricultural Resources.

2511-0100              For the operation of the department of agricultural resources, including the division of administration, the integrated pest management program, the board of agriculture, the division of agricultural markets, the division of animal health, the division of agricultural conservation and technical assistance, the division of crop and pest services, including a program of laboratory services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the expenses of the pesticide board and agency costs associated with the administration of other boards, commissions and committees chaired by the department; provided, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the apiary inspection program; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the statewide 4-H program; and provided further, that funds may be expended to enhance the buy local effort in western, central, northeastern and southern Massachusetts              $4,836,426

 

2511-0105              For the purchase of supplemental foods for the emergency food assistance program within the Feeding America nationally-certified food bank system in the commonwealth; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall reflect the Feeding America allocation formula in order to benefit the 4 regional food banks in the commonwealth; provided further, that the department may assess an administrative charge not to exceed 2 per cent of the total appropriation in this item; and provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for operating funds to distribute food for the Massachusetts emergency food assistance program previously provided for in item 7051-0015 of section 2 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011                $14,000,000

 

2511-3002              For the integrated pest management program; provided, that the department shall expend sufficient funds to continue the monitoring and mitigation of the brown marmorated stink bug and the spotted wing drosophila by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst center for agriculture              $95,446

 

Department of Conservation and Recreation.

 

2800-0100              For the operation of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that notwithstanding section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws, the department shall establish or renegotiate fees, licenses, permits, rents and leases and adjust or develop other revenue sources to fund the maintenance, operation and administration of the department; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae              $4,273,069

 

2800-0101              For the watershed management program to operate and maintain reservoirs, watershed lands and related infrastructure of the department of conservation and recreation and the office of water resources in the department; provided, that the amount of the payment shall be charged to the General Fund and shall not be included in the amount of the annual determination of fiscal year charges to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority assessed to the authority under the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall continue to make payments under chapter 616 of the acts of 1957; and provided further, that the department shall continue to make payments under chapter 307 of the acts of 1987 for the use of certain land              $1,010,223

 

2800-0401              For a program to provide stormwater management for all properties and roadways under the care, custody and control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that the department shall implement a stormwater management program in compliance with federal and state stormwater management requirements; provided further, that the department shall inventory all stormwater infrastructure, assess its stormwater practices, analyze long-term capital and operational needs and implement a stormwater management plan to comply with federal and state regulatory requirements; and provided further, that in order to protect public safety and to protect water resources for water supply, recreational and ecosystem uses, the department shall immediately implement interim stormwater management practices including, but not limited to, street sweeping, inspection and cleaning of catch basins and emergency repairs to roadway drainage              $405,042

 

2800-0501              For the operation of the beaches, pools and spray pools under the control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that the seasonal hires of the department’s parks, beaches, pools and spray pools shall be paid from this item; provided further, that all beaches, pools and spray pools shall remain open and staffed from Memorial Day to Labor Day, inclusive; provided further, that the beaches, pools and spray pools shall be fully maintained; provided further, that seasonal employees who are hired before the second Sunday preceding Memorial Day whose employment continues beyond the Saturday following Labor Day and who received health insurance benefits in fiscal year 2013 shall continue to receive such benefits in fiscal year 2014 during the period of their seasonal employment; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis, beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30, or beginning not earlier than September 1 and ending not later than April 30; and provided further, that notwithstanding said section 1 of said chapter 31, seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 8 months within a 12-month period              $12,651,578

 

2800-0700              For the office of dam safety; provided, that the department shall, in collaboration with the department of environmental protection and the department of fish and game, maintain a comprehensive inventory of all dams and develop a coordinated permitting and regulatory approach to dam removal for stream restoration and public safety; and provided further, that the department shall file annual reports under section 64 of chapter 21 of the General Laws              $355,263

 

2810-0100              For the operation of the division of state parks and recreation; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used: (i) to operate all of the division’s parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges and related appurtenances under its care, custody and control, flood control activities, reservations, campgrounds, beaches and pools; (ii) to oversee rinks; (iii) to protect and manage the division’s lands and natural resources, including the forest and parks conservation services and the bureau of forestry development; and (iv) for aquatic invasive species control; provided further, that the same properties shall be open in fiscal year 2014 as were open in fiscal year 2013; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the department may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Gardner Heritage State Park in the city of Gardner; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum; and provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the development of a facility for the enjoyment of the public in Sacramone Park in the city of Everett              $41,444,957

 

2810-2041              For the department of conservation and recreation, which may not expend more than $14,141,673 from revenue collected by the department including, but not limited to, revenues collected from: (i) campsite reservation transactions from the automated campground reservation and registration program; (ii) fees, permits, leases, rentals, concessions and all other contracts; (iii) telecommunications system user fees and other charges established by the commissioner of conservation and recreation and as received from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the highway division in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the department of state police and quasi-public and private entities; (iv) skating rink fees and rentals; (v) Ponkapoag golf course fees and rentals; (vi) Leo J. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $17,677,091 the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course; and (f) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. Martin golf course; provided further, that nothing in this item shall impair or diminish the rights of access and utilization of all current users of the telecommunications system under agreements previously entered into; provided further, that this item may be reimbursed by political subdivisions of the commonwealth and private entities for direct and indirect costs expended by the department to maintain the telecommunications system; provided further, that when assigning time for the use of its skating rinks, the department shall give first priority to general public skating and then to an entity which qualifies under applicable state and federal law as a nonprofit organization or as a public school; provided further, that the division may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that no expenditures made in advance of the receipts shall be permitted to exceed 75 per cent of the amount of revenues projected by the first quarterly statement required by section 1B; provided further, that the comptroller shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at the time subsequent quarterly statements are published of the variance between actual and projected receipts in each such quarter and the implications of that variance for expenditures made; provided further, that the department shall devise a plan to provide free or reduced admission to facilities under its control to veterans utilizing funds from this account; provided further, that before implementing the plan, the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the plan including, but not limited to, any cost implications of the plan; and provided further, that the plan shall be submitted not later than June 30, 2014              $14,141,673

 

2820-0101              For the costs associated with the department’s park rangers specific to the security of the state house; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall only be expended for the costs of security and park rangers at the state house              $1,438,041

 

2820-2000              For the operation of street lighting and the expenses of maintaining the parkways of the department of conservation and recreation              $3,000,000

 

Department of Energy Resources.

7006-1001              For the Massachusetts residential conservation service program under chapter 465 of the acts of 1980 and the Massachusetts commercial and apartment conservation service program under section 11A of chapter 25A of the General Laws; provided, that the assessments levied for fiscal year 2014 under said chapter 465 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item              $224,111

 

7006-1003              For the operation of the department of energy resources; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under section 11H of chapter 25A of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item              $3,651,230

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

 

Office of the Secretary.

 

4000-0005              For youth violence prevention program grants administered by the executive office of health and human services; provided, that the programs shall be targeted at reducing youth violence among young persons at highest risk for being perpetrators of, or victims of, gun violence; provided further, that the application for receipt of grants shall require applicants to: (i) identify the target population for services; (ii) identify a method for identifying youths in the target population; (iii) estimate the total number of youths in the target population; and (iv) propose a method for selecting youths for services if the amount of the grant will not cover all youths in the target population; provided further, that the 20 municipalities with the highest average violent crime rate between 2009 and 2011, as measured by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s uniform crime reports, shall be eligible to apply for grants under this item; provided further, that in selecting grant recipients, the executive office shall ensure that all programs can be consistently evaluated by a single statewide evaluator and that all programs are committed to providing the data and cooperation necessary for comprehensive program evaluation; provided further, that the evaluator shall, to the extent feasible, advise the office on the development of the request for proposals for the grants and shall assist the office in the review and selection of grant applications; provided further, that the secretary shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 3, 2014 detailing: (a) successful grant applications; (b) a set of clearly-defined goals and benchmarks on which grant recipients will be evaluated; and (c) outside evaluation that will be utilized to measure program implementation and preliminary outcomes; and provided further, that funds may be set aside for the administration of these programs              $4,000,000

 

4000-0050              For the operation of the PCA quality home care workforce council established in section 71 of chapter 118E of the General Laws              $238,212

 

4000-0114              For an executive office of health and human services pilot program to link increased training and modest pay increases in order to reduce turnover rates; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall issue regulations for the administration and distribution of these funds and shall submit these regulations to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than October 10, 2013              $1,000,000

 

4000-0300              For the operation of the executive office of health and human services, including the operation of the managed care oversight board; provided, that the executive office shall provide technical and administrative assistance to agencies under the purview of the secretariat receiving federal funds; provided further, that the executive office and its agencies, when contracting for services on the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, shall take into consideration the increased costs associated with the provision of goods, services and housing on the islands; provided further, that the executive office shall ensure that any collaborative assessments for children receiving services from multiple agencies within the secretariat shall be performed within existing resources; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for administrative and contracted services related to the implementation and operation of programs authorized by chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that in consultation with the center for health information and analysis, no rate increase shall be provided to existing Medicaid provider rates without taking all measures possible under Title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure that rates of payment to providers do not exceed the rates that are necessary to meet only those costs which must be incurred by efficiently and economically operated providers in order to provide services of adequate quality; provided further, that funds may be expended for the operation of the office of health equity within the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made that are not federally reimbursable, including those related to Titles XIX or XXI of the Social Security Act or the MassHealth demonstration waiver approved under section 1115(a) of said Social Security Act or the community first section 1115 demonstration waiver, whether made by the executive office or another commonwealth entity, except as required for: (i) the equivalent of MassHealth Standard benefits for children under age 21 who are in the care or custody of the department of youth services or the department of children and families; (ii) dental benefits provided to clients of the department of developmental services who are age 21 or over; or (iii) cost containment efforts, the purposes and amounts of which have been submitted to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to making these expenditures; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services may continue to recover provider overpayments made in the current and prior fiscal years through the Medicaid management information system and these recoveries shall be considered current fiscal year expenditure refunds; provided further, that the executive office may collect directly from a liable third party any amounts paid to contracted providers under chapter 118E of the General Laws for which the executive office later discovers another third party is liable if no other course of recoupment is possible; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for interpretive services directly or indirectly related to a settlement or resolution agreement with the office of civil rights or any other office, group or entity; provided further, that interpretive services currently provided shall not give rise to enforceable legal rights for any party or to an enforceable entitlement to interpretive services; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office shall require the commissioner of mental health to approve any prior authorization or other restriction on medication used to treat mental illness in accordance with written policies, procedures and regulations of the department of mental health; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 16, 2013 on the number of members that received case management services in fiscal year 2013, the scope of services provided and the spending impact of these services in both the primary care clinician and managed care organization populations; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 13, 2014 on the number of members served in the dual eligible initiative, the average expenditure per member, the average expenditure per member prior to the demonstration project and the number of clients that receive care at skilled nursing facilities; provided further, that the executive office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing not later than December 6, 2013 a report detailing utilization of the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; provided further, that the report shall include: (a) the number of persons whose medical expenses were billed to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund in fiscal year 2013; (b) the total dollar amount billed to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund in fiscal year 2013; (c) the demographics of the population using the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; and (d) the types of services paid for out of the Health Safety Net Trust Fund in fiscal year 2013; provided further, that the executive office shall include in the report an analysis on hospitals’ responsiveness to enrolling eligible individuals into the MassHealth program upon the date of service rather than charging those individuals to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; provided further, that any projection of deficiency in item 4000-0430, 4000-0500, 4000-0600, 4000-0700, 4000-0870, 4000-0875, 4000-0880, 4000-0890, 4000-0895, 4000-0940, 4000-0950, 4000-0990, 4000-1400 or 4000-1405 shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 90 days before the projected exhaustion of funding; provided further, that any unexpended balance in these accounts shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2014; provided further, that for purposes of long-term health care cost savings and enhanced patient care, the commonwealth shall recognize telehealth remote patient monitoring provided by home health agencies as a service to clients otherwise reimbursable through Medicaid; and provided further, that the funds authorized in this item for telehealth reimbursement shall be short-term reimbursement made through MassHealth              $88,247,730

 

4000-0051 For the establishment and operation of family resource centers to provide community-based services to families, including families with children requiring assistance and to provide a mechanism to the juvenile court to refer families to community-based services under section 16U of chapter 6A of the General Laws and section 39E of chapter 119 of the General Laws              $1,100,000

 

4000-0301              For the costs of MassHealth provider and member audit and utilization review activities, including eligibility verification, disability evaluations, provider financial and clinical audits and other initiatives intended to enhance program integrity; provided, that no expenditures shall be made from this item that are not federally reimbursable; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state Medicaid office may conduct a trial to determine the effectiveness of various fraud management tools to identify potential fraud at claims submission and validation in order to reduce Medicaid fraud before payment; provided further, that the state Medicaid office may employ strategies to improve systems for detection and may allow for the use of external data sources; provided further, that any such trial may test innovative technologies to improve Medicaid fraud detection and, at the least, evaluate the efficacy of a real-time model to identify and investigate potential Medicaid fraud cases prior to payment; provided further, that the Medicaid office may use actual claims data, in accordance with federal law, to identify specific suspicious provider billing patterns, document the results of any potential fraud findings and estimate anticipated savings and benefits to the commonwealth associated with such a fraud detection system; provided further, that the executive office shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 17, 2014 detailing total audit findings and recoveries in fiscal year 2013 and estimated recoveries in fiscal year 2014; provided further, that the report shall also identify any audits and recoveries referred by the office of the state auditor; provided further, that the executive office shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 1, 2014 on prepayment audit efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include only: (i) the original amount of estimated payments prior to prepayment audit; and (ii) the actual amount of payments made following prepayment audits              $4,416,869

 

4000-0320              For the executive office of health and human services which may expend for medical care and assistance rendered in the current year an amount not to exceed $225,000,000 from the monies received from recoveries and collections of any current or prior year expenditures; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the balance of any personal needs accounts collected from nursing and other medical institutions upon a medical assistance member’s death and held by the executive office for more than 3 years may be credited to this item; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be used for the purposes of item 4000-0300              $225,000,000

 

4000-0430              For the CommonHealth program to provide primary and supplemental medical care and assistance to disabled adults and children under sections 9A, 16 and 16A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursement for state expenditures made on behalf of those adults and children; provided further, that children shall be determined eligible for the medical care and assistance if they meet the disability standards as defined by the executive office, which shall be no more restrictive than the standards in effect on July 1, 1996; and provided further, that the executive office shall process a CommonHealth application within 45 days of receipt of a completed application or within 90 days if a determination of disability is required              $96,628,909

 

4000-0500              For health care services provided to medical assistance recipients under the executive office’s primary care clinician, mental health and substance abuse plan or through a health maintenance organization under contract with the executive office and for MassHealth benefits provided to children, adolescents and adults under clauses (a) to (d), inclusive, and clause (h) of subsection (2) of section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws and section 16C of said chapter 118E; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item for children and adolescents under clause (c) of said subsection (2) of said section 9A of said chapter 118E whose family incomes, as determined by the executive office, exceed 150 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that expenditures from this item shall be made only for the purposes expressly stated in this item; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made to these providers; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that MassHealth may, to the extent feasible, contract with payers and providers to provide case management services to high cost and high acuity patients; provided further, that the office of Medicaid shall work with the managed care organizations that are under contract with the commonwealth to deliver managed care services to MassHealth enrollees and other relevant stakeholders to develop changes to Medicaid payment policies, quality improvement programs and any other programmatic changes that promote provider efficiencies; provided further, that the office of Medicaid shall work with its actuary to ensure that the development of capitation rates for contracting managed care organizations appropriately account for changes in MassHealth provider rates,that take effect during state fiscal year 2014; provided further, that MassHealth shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than October 1, 2013 on proposed provider efficiencies and the methodology used to develop actuarially sound capitation rates for managed care organizations, which account for changes to provider rates and develop actuarially sound rates; and provided further, that if MassHealth fails to produce the report and develop actuarially sound capitation rates that account for changes in provider rates that take effect during state fiscal year 2014 then, to the extent permissible under federal law and regulations and subject to the availability of federal financial participation, MassHealth shall adjust each Medicaid managed care organization’s base capitation rate to reflect increases in hospital payments paid by Medicaid managed care organizations to their network acute hospitals as a result of state fiscal year 2014 base hospital rate increases              $4,538,960,913

 

4000-0600              For health care services provided to MassHealth members who are seniors and for the operation of the senior care options program under section 9D of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the community choices initiative; provided further, that no payment for special provider costs shall be made from this item without the prior written approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that benefits of the community choices initiative shall not be reduced below the services provided in fiscal year 2013; provided further, that the eligibility requirements for this demonstration project shall not be more restrictive than those established in fiscal year 2013; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds shall be expended from this item to maintain a personal needs allowance of $72.80 per month for individuals residing in nursing homes and rest homes who are eligible for MassHealth, Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled and Children program or Supplemental Security Income; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for any nursing home or nonacute chronic disease hospital that provides kosher food to its residents, the executive office of elder affairs, in consultation with the center for health information and analysis, in recognition of the special innovative program status granted by the executive office of health and human services, shall continue to make the standard payment rates established in fiscal year 2006 to reflect the high dietary costs incurred in providing kosher food; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, nursing facility rates effective July 1, 2013 may be developed using the costs of calendar year 2005; provided further, that MassHealth shall continue to provide the same number of nursing home leave of absence days to clients as were provided in the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012; provided further, that no nursing home may reassign a patient’s bed during a leave of absence eligible for reimbursement under this item; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall complete a rate review of the MassHealth payment rates for adult foster care services and propose revised rates for the adult foster care program that are effective December 1, 2013; provided further, that the executive office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means regarding the review not later than December 31, 2013; and provided further, that MassHealth shall reimburse nursing home leave of absence days at a rate of not less than $30 per day              $2,903,835,505

 

4000-0640              For nursing facility Medicaid rates; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office or another governmental unit designated by the executive office shall establish nursing facility Medicaid rates that cumulatively total $298,600,000 more than the annual payment rates established by the division of healthcare finance and policy under the rates in effect as of June 30, 2002; provided further, that an amount for expenses related to the collection and administration of section 63 of chapter 118E of the General Laws shall be transferred to the center for health information and analysis; and provided further, that the payments made under this item shall be allocated in an amount sufficient to implement section 622 of chapter 151 of the acts of 1996              $298,600,000

 

4000-0700              For health care services provided to medical assistance recipients under the executive office’s health care indemnity/third party liability plan, to medical assistance recipients not otherwise covered under the executive office’s managed care or senior care plans and for MassHealth benefits provided to children, adolescents and adults under clauses (a) to (d), inclusive, and clause (h) of subsection (2) of section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws and section 16C of said chapter 118E; provided, that no payments for special provider costs shall be made from this item without the prior written approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for children and adolescents under clause (c) of said subsection (2) of said section 9A of said chapter 118E whose family incomes, as determined by the executive office, exceed 150 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that children who have aged out of the custody of the department of children and families shall be eligible for benefits until they reach age 21; provided further, that $10,000,000 shall be expended from this item, or item 4000-0500 if necessary to achieve maximum federal financial participation, to enhance the ability of hospitals and community health centers to serve populations in need more efficiently and effectively; provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item for members who qualify for early intervention services; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made to these providers; provided further, that the executive office shall not fund programs relating to case management with the intention of reducing length of stay for neonatal intensive care unit cases; provided further, that notwithstanding the foregoing, funds may be expended from this item for the purchase of third party insurance including, but not limited to, Medicare for any medical assistance recipient; provided further, that the executive office may reduce MassHealth premiums or copayments or offer other incentives to encourage enrollees to comply with wellness goals; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for activities relating to disability determinations or utilization management and review, including patient screenings and evaluations, regardless of whether such activities are performed by a state agency, contractor, agent or provider; provided further, that not more than $13,000,000 shall be expended for fillings covered for all teeth for adult MassHealth members; and provided further, that not later than October 1, 2013, MassHealth shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means the date at which full coverage for dental services may be restored given the funding level provided for those services              $2,145,226,061

 

4000-0870              For health care services provided to adults participating in the medical assistance program under clause (g) of subsection (2) of section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years              $180,437,109

 

4000-0875               For the provision of benefits to eligible women who require medical treatment for either breast or cervical cancer in accordance with section 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XVIII) of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000, Public Law 106-354, and section 10D of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that the executive office shall provide these benefits to women whose incomes, as determined by the executive office, do not exceed 250 per cent of the federal poverty level, subject to continued federal approval; provided further, that eligibility for benefits shall be extended solely for the duration of the cancerous condition; provided further, that before the provision of any benefits covered by this item, the executive office shall require screening for either breast or cervical cancer through the comprehensive breast and cervical cancer early detection program operated by the department of public health, in accordance with item 4570-1543 of section 2D; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years              $5,725,199

 

4000-0880              For MassHealth benefits under clause (c) of subsection (2) of section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws and section 16C of said chapter 118E for children and adolescents whose family incomes, as determined by the executive office, are above 150 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these children and adolescents in prior fiscal years              $227,161,472

 

4000-0890              For the cost of health insurance subsidies paid to employees and employers of small businesses in the insurance reimbursement program under section 9C of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that effective January 1, 2014, funds may be expended for a pilot program for MassHealth to provide health insurance premium assistance for eligible individuals who work for small employers, who are ineligible for subsidized insurance through the commonwealth health insurance connector and ineligible for any other program in MassHealth; and provided further, that enrollment in such a pilot program may be capped to ensure that MassHealth expenditures do not exceed the amount appropriated herein               $30,877,115

 

4000-0895              For the healthy start program to provide medical care and assistance to pregnant women and infants under section 10E of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years              $14,439,991

 

4000-0940              For the purposes of providing health care services related to the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C.A. § 1315a, and streamlining current programs to promote alignment, access and administrative simplification              $453,877,324

 

4000-0950              For administrative and program expenses associated with the children’s behavioral health initiative, in accordance with the settlement agreement in the case of Rosie D. et al. v. Romney, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts civil action No. 01-30199-MAP, to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days prior to any such transfer              $203,200,101

 

4000-0990              For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth through age 18; provided, that the executive office shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the MassHealth program; provided further, that the MassHealth benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both MassHealth and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program, as authorized by section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for MassHealth benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years              $13,214,180

 

4000-1400              For the provision of MassHealth benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years              $23,693,667

 

4000-1405              For the operation of a program of preventive and primary care for chronically unemployed persons who are not receiving unemployment insurance benefits and who are not eligible for medical assistance but who are determined by the executive office of health and human services to be long-term unemployed; provided, that such persons shall meet the eligibility requirements of the MassHealth program established in section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that persons eligible under subsection (7) of section 16D of said chapter 118E shall also be eligible to receive benefits under this item; provided further, that the income of such persons shall not exceed 100 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that the eligibility requirements shall not exclude from eligibility persons who are employed neither mittently nor on a regular basis; provided further, that the provision of care to such persons under this program may be restricted to certain providers; provided further, that the secretary may limit or close enrollment if necessary in order to ensure that expenditures from this item do not exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that no such limitation shall be implemented unless the secretary has given 45 days notice to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to recipients in prior fiscal years              $489,878,244

 

4000-1420              For payment to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act              $284,153,027

 

4000-1602              For the costs associated with improving MassHealth field operations; provided, that no expenditures shall be made from this item that are not federally reimbursable; and provided further, that MassHealth shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 24, 2014 on the service received by MassHealth clients, including: (i) average wait time before a call is answered; (ii) percentage of issues resolved; and (iii) customer satisfaction survey results               $2,333,756

 

4000-1604              For MassHealth costs associated with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and payment reform; provided, that no expenditures shall be made from this item that are not federally reimbursable; and provided further, that MassHealth shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 24, 2014 on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and payment reform initiatives              $949,766

 

4000-1700              For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services               $100,081,424

 

Office for Refugees and Immigrants.

 

4003-0122              For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall be designed to include: ESOL/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced, in whole or in part, by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens, shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services              $400,000

 

Center for Health Information and Analysis.

 

4100-0060              For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; provided further, that the center shall meet the reporting requirements of section 21 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that the center shall publish a report on the financial condition of hospitals and other health care providers through the Health Benchmarks project website, in collaboration with the executive office of health and human services, the office of the attorney general and the University of Massachusetts              $26,667,824

 

4100-0061              For the center for health information and analysis, which may expend for the development, operation and maintenance of an all-payer claims database an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 from amounts paid to the center for all fees paid for health data information and from any federal financial participation associated with the collection and administration of health care claims data; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the center may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system               $4,000,000

 

OFFICE OF DISABILITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

 

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

 

4110-0001              For the operation of the Massachusetts commission for the blind, including the cost of sheltered workforce employee retirement benefits              $1,361,789

 

4110-1000              For the community services program; provided, that the Massachusetts commission for the blind shall work in collaboration with the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing to provide assistance and services to the deaf-blind community through the deaf-blind community access network              $4,023,165

 

4110-2000              For the turning 22 program of the commission              $11,771,590

 

4110-3010              For a program of vocational rehabilitation for the blind in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from federal vocational rehabilitation grants or state appropriation shall be deducted for pensions, group health and life insurance or any other such indirect costs of federally reimbursed state employees               $3,053,118

 

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

 

4120-0200              For independent living centers              $5,630,018

 

4120-1000              For the operation of the commission; provided, that the commissioner shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance on the number of clients served and the amount expended on each type of service; provided further, that upon the written request of the commissioner of revenue, the commission shall provide lists of individual clients to whom, or on behalf of whom, payments have been made for the purpose of verifying eligibility and detecting and preventing fraud, error and abuse in the programs administered by the commission; provided further, that lists shall include client names and social security numbers and payee names and other identification, if different from a client’s; and provided further, that the commission shall continue to operate and fully staff an office in the town of Sturbridge              $411,824

 

4120-2000              For vocational rehabilitation services operated in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from the federal vocational rehabilitation grant or state appropriations shall be deducted for pensions, group health or life insurance or any other such indirect costs of federally-reimbursed state employees; and provided further, that the commissioner, in making referrals to service providers, shall take into account a client’s place of residence and the proximity of the nearest provider              $10,082,859

 

4120-3000              For employment assistance services              $2,175,164

 

4120-4000              For community-based services, which shall include, but not be limited to, protective services, adult support services, assistive technology services and the annualization of funding for turning 22 clients who began receiving services in fiscal year 2013 under item 4120-4010              $8,731,421

 

4120-4001              For the housing registry for the disabled              $80,000

4120-4005              For Living Independently for Equality, Inc. of Brockton              $30,000

 

4120-4010              For the turning 22 program              $797,711

 

4120-5000              For homemaking services              $4,281,156

 

4120-6000              For services for individuals with head injuries              $12,126,408

 

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

 

4125-0100              For the operation of and services provided by the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing              $5,638,374

 

Department of Veterans’ Services.

 

1410-0010              For the operation of the department of veterans’ services; provided, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the Canines for Combat Veterans program; and provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Stand Up and Play Foundation, Boston chapter, for rehabilitative adaptive equipment for veterans              $2,551,487

 

1410-0012              For services to veterans, including the maintenance and operation of outreach centers; provided, that the centers shall provide counseling to incarcerated veterans and to Vietnam era veterans who may have been exposed to agent orange and the families of such veterans; provided further, that centers shall provide services to veterans who were discharged after September 11, 2001 and the families of such veterans; and provided further, that the department shall increase the amount appropriated to each program or its successor under item1410-0012 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 by not less than 5 per cent in fiscal year 2014              $2,275,992

 

1410-0015              For the women veterans’ outreach program              $75,218

 

1410-0018              For the department of veterans’ services, which may expend not more than $565,000 for the maintenance and operation of Agawam and Winchendon veterans’ cemeteries from revenue collected from fees, grants, gifts or other contributions to the cemeteries, prior appropriation continued              $565,000

 

1410-0075              For the Train Vets to Treat Vets program; provided, that the department shall work in conjunction with the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology to administer a behavioral health career development program for returning veterans              $250,000

 

1410-0250              For veterans’ homelessness services, including the maintenance and operation of homeless shelters and transitional housing; provided, that the department shall increase the amount appropriated to each program or its successor under item 1410-0250 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 by not less than 5 per cent in fiscal year 2014              $2,646,544

 

1410-0251              For the maintenance and operation of homeless shelters and transitional housing for veterans at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans located in the city of Boston              $2,392,470

 

1410-0400              For reimbursements to cities and towns for money paid for veterans’ benefits and for payments to certain veterans under section 6 of chapter 115 of the General Laws and for the payment of annuities to certain disabled veterans and the parents and un-remarried spouses of certain deceased veterans; provided, that annuity payments made under this item shall be made under sections 6A, 6B and 6C of chapter 115 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amounts of veterans’ benefits paid by cities and towns to residents of a soldiers’ home, homeless shelter or transitional housing facility shall be paid by the commonwealth to the several cities and towns; provided further, that under section 9 of said chapter 115, the department shall reimburse cities and towns for the cost of United States flags placed on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day; provided further, that the secretary of veterans’ services shall continue a training program for veterans’ agents and directors of veterans’ services in cities and towns; provided further, that the department of veterans’ services shall provide such training in several locations across the commonwealth; provided further, that training shall be provided annually and on an as needed basis to veterans’ service organizations recognized by the department of veterans affairs to provide information and education regarding the benefits available under said chapter 115 and all other benefits to which a veteran or a veteran’s dependents may be entitled; provided further, that any person applying for veterans’ benefits to pay for services available under chapter 118E of the General Laws shall also apply for medical assistance under said chapter 118E to minimize costs to the commonwealth and its municipalities; provided further, that veterans’ agents shall complete applications authorized by the executive office under said chapter 118E for a veteran, surviving spouse or dependent applying for medical assistance under said chapter 115; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall file the application for the veteran, surviving spouse or dependent for assistance under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall act on all said chapter 118E applications and advise the applicant and the veterans’ agent of the applicant’s eligibility for said chapter 118E healthcare; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall advise the applicant of the right to assistance for medical benefits under said chapter 115 pending approval of the application for assistance under said chapter 118E by the executive office; provided further, that the secretary may supplement healthcare under said chapter 118E with healthcare coverage under said chapter 115 if the secretary determines that supplemental coverage is necessary to afford the veteran, surviving spouse or dependent sufficient relief and support; provided further, that payments to, or on behalf of, a veteran, surviving spouse or dependent under said chapter 115 shall not be considered income for the purposes of determining eligibility under said chapter 118E; and provided further, that benefits awarded under section 6B of said chapter 115 shall be considered countable income              $70,941,789

 

1410-0630              For the administration of the veterans’ cemeteries in the towns of Agawam and Winchendon              $1,100,297

 

1410-1616              For war memorials; provided, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended on the USS Massachusetts at Battleship Cove; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for maintenance services for the Korean War memorial located in the Charlestown navy yard; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall project in the town of Medway; provided further, that the department may expend funds for the Glory 54th Brigade; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Barre Civil War Memorial; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on war memorials selected by the secretary through a competitive grant process; and provided further, that the secretary shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 3, 2014 detailing all grants awarded under this item and the method used to distribute grant funds; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall project in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for restoration grants for Civil War Veterans’ monuments, memorials and other significant sites across the commonwealth and preservation of Civil War related historic documents; and provided further, that not more than 10 per cent of the funds in this item may be expended for the administration of this and other Civil War sesquicentennial projects              $540,000

 

Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts.

 

4180-0100              For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts located in the city of Chelsea; provided, that no fee, assessment or other charge shall be imposed upon or required of any person for any admission or hospitalization which exceeds the amount of fees charged in fiscal year 2013              $27,732,672

 

4180-1100              For the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts which may expend not more than $600,000 in revenues for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 60 per cent of all revenues generated under section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws through the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN by eligible veterans of the commonwealth, after compensating the registry of motor vehicles for the costs associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into and for the purposes of this retained revenue account of the Soldiers’ Home;  provided further, that the Soldiers’ Home may accept gifts, grants, donations and bequests; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that if the registrar of motor vehicles projects that total revenues from the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN will exceed the amounts appropriated in this item and item 4190-1100 the registrar shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means, prior appropriation continued              $600,000

 

Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke.

 

4190-0100              For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke; provided, that no fee, assessment or other charge shall be imposed upon or required of any person for any outpatient treatment, admission or hospitalization which exceeds the amount of fees charged in fiscal year 2013              $20,920,146

 

4190-0101              For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke which may expend for its operation an amount not to exceed $5,000 from the licensing of the property for placement of aerial antennas              $5,000

 

4190-0102              For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke which may expend for the outpatient pharmacy program an amount not to exceed $110,000 from copayments which it may charge to users of the program; provided, that no copayment shall be imposed or required of any person which exceeds the level of co-payments charged in fiscal year 2013              $110,000

 

4190-0200              For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke which may expend not more than $50,000 from fees collected from veterans in its care for the purposes of providing television and telephone services to residents; provided, that fees from the use of telephones and televisions shall only be expended for payments to vendors for said services; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $50,000

 

4190-0300              For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke which may expend not more than $704,869 for the operation of 12 long-term care beds from revenue generated through the occupancy of these beds; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system, prior appropriation continued              $704,869

 

4190-1100              For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke which may expend not more than $400,000 for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 40 per cent of all revenues generated under section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws through the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN by eligible veterans of the commonwealth, upon compensating the registry of motor vehicles for the costs associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into and for the purposes of this retained revenue account of the Soldiers’ Home; provided further, that the Soldiers’ Home may accept gifts, grants, donations and bequests; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system, prior appropriation continued              $400,000

 

OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES.

 

Department of Youth Services.

 

4200-0010              For the administration of the department of youth services; provided, that the department shall continue to collaborate with the department of elementary and secondary education in order to align curriculum at the department of youth services with the statewide curriculum frameworks and to ease the reintegration of youth from facilities at the department of youth services into regular public school settings; provided further, that the commissioner of youth services may transfer funds between items 4200-0100, 4200-0200 and 4200-0300, as necessary, under an allocation plan which shall detail, by object class, the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any such transfer; and provided further, that not more than 5 per cent of any item shall be transferred in fiscal year 2014              $4,082,818

 

4200-0100              For supervision, counseling and other community-based services provided to committed youths in nonresidential care programs of the department              $22,956,829

 

4200-0200              For pretrial detention programs, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs              $21,738,695

 

4200-0300              For secure facilities, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs incidental to the operations of the facilities; provided, that funds shall be expended to address the needs of the female population; and provided further, that funds shall be expended to address suicide prevention              $106,622,349

 

4200-0500              For enhanced salaries for teachers at the department of youth services              $3,136,439

 

4200-0600              For the operation of secure facilities to detain arrested youth prior to arraignment under the alternative lock up program              $2,100,000

 

Department of Transitional Assistance.

4400-1000              For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements, public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if assistance under said chapter 118 is denied, the application shall be transmitted by the department to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 1, 2014, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-2000 and 4408-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any such transfer; provided further, that not more than $1,500,000 shall be spent on the administration of an enhanced vendor payment process; provided further, that in implementing an enhanced vendor payment process, the department shall use the BEACON system to screen families receiving direct benefits through items 4403-2000 and 4408-1000 to determine those families who have a chronic history of delinquent rent or utility payments; provided further, that vendor payments shall be instituted with respect to rent and utilities according to the standards set out in section 4 of chapter 161 of the acts of 2012; provided further, that the department may terminate vendor payments when it determines that the risk to the best interests of the child or the assistance unit or the risk of other chronic misuse of benefits has substantially subsided; and provided further, that the department’s program integrity unit shall report not later than March 3, 2014 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the number of  benefit fraud investigations undertaken by the department during the previous quarter; (ii) the amount of benefits paid out to persons found to be ineligible; (iii) the course of action by the department to recoup those funds; (iv) the amount of ineligible payments returned; and (v) a summary of the types of investigations undertaken              $61,312,902

 

4400-1001              For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant with Project Bread-The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only one signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition  assistance program outreach              $3,151,832

 

4400-1025              For domestic violence specialists at local area offices              $890,620

 

4400-1100              For the payroll of the department’s caseworkers              $62,084,483

 

4401-1000              For employment and training services for recipients of benefits provided under the transitional aid to families with dependent children program; provided, that the young parent program shall receive not less than $3,447,571; provided further, that funds from this item may be expended on former recipients of the program for up to 1 year after termination of their benefits; provided further, that certain parents who have not yet reached the age of 18, including those who are ineligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children and who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118 of the General Laws but for the deeming of the grandparents’ income, shall be eligible to receive services; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for learning disability assessments through the University of Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $460,966 shall be expended for transportation benefits for recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided further, that not less than $130,811 shall be expended for programs operated through the office for refugees and immigrants; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the DTA Works internship program; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 3, 2014; provided further, that the report shall include the number of clients served by these programs; provided further, that when applicable, the report shall include the number of clients who transition into employment, the number of clients who remain in employment after 90 days and the number of clients who remain in employment after 1 year; provided further, that the report shall include other quantifiable data related to client outcomes as designed by these programs; provided further, that the department shall examine the outcomes of these programs to determine which are effective in transitioning clients to employment and increased self-sufficiency; and provided further, that the department shall consider other programs to meet transitional employment needs of clients              $4,284,733

 

4403-2000              For a program of transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, benefits under the program shall be paid only to citizens of the United States and to non-citizens for whom federal funds may be used to provide benefits; provided further, that notwithstanding this act or any general or special law to the contrary, no benefit under this item shall be made available to illegal or undocumented aliens; provided further, that the need standard shall be equal to the standard in effect in fiscal year 2013 unless the department determines that a reduction in the monthly payment standard shall be implemented before the end of the fiscal year to keep program expenditures within the amounts appropriated; provided further, that the payment standard shall be equal to the need standard; provided further, that the payment standard for families who do not qualify for an exempt category of assistance under subsection (e) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995 shall be 2.75 per cent below the otherwise applicable payment standard in fiscal year 2014, under the state plan required under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 and under said act and notwithstanding section 218 of chapter 149 of the acts of 2004 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the recipients defined in said section 218 whose youngest child of record is of the age at which full-time schooling is mandatory or older shall meet the federal standard of 30 hours per week of work-related activity; provided further, that the department shall notify parents under the age of 20 receiving benefits from the program of the requirements of clause (2) of subsection (i) of said section 110 of said chapter 5; provided further, that a $40 per month rent allowance shall be paid to all households incurring a rent or mortgage expense and not residing in public housing or subsidized housing; provided further, that a nonrecurring children’s clothing allowance of $150 shall be provided to each child eligible under this program in September 2013; provided further, that the children’s clothing allowance shall be included in the standard of need for the month of September 2013; provided further, that benefits under this program shall not be available to those families in which a child has been removed from the household under a court order after a care and protection hearing under chapter 119 of the General Laws, nor to adult recipients otherwise eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children but for the temporary removal of the dependent child from the home by the department of children and families under department procedures; provided further, that notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 118 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the department shall render aid to pregnant women with no other eligible dependent children only if it has been medically verified that the child is expected to be born within the month the payments are to be made or within the 3-month period after the month of payment and who, if the child had been born and was living with such woman in the month of payment, would be categorically and financially eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits; provided further, that certain families that suffer a reduction in benefits due to a loss of earned income and participation in retrospective budgeting may receive a supplemental benefit to compensate them for the loss; provided further, that the department shall, to the extent feasible within the existing appropriation and funding from other sources, review its disability standards to determine the extent to which the standards reflect the current medical and vocational criteria; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities 90 days before any changes to the disability standards are proposed; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended by the department for childcare, transportation services for the employment and training program, family reunification benefits or informal childcare; provided further, that the department shall provide oral and written notification to all recipients of their childcare benefits at the time of application and on a semi-annual basis; provided further, that the notification shall include the full range of childcare options available, including center-based childcare, family-based childcare and in-home relative childcare; provided further, that the notification shall detail available childcare benefits for current and former recipients, including employment and training benefits and transitional benefits; provided further, that the notice shall further advise recipients of the availability of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits; provided further, that in promulgating, amending or rescinding its regulations relative to eligibility for, or levels of, benefits under the program, the department shall take into account the amounts available to it for expenditure from this item so as not to exceed the appropriation; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives 90 days before adopting eligibility or benefit changes; provided further, that the report shall include the text of, basis and reasons for the proposed changes; and provided further, that the report shall state the department’s most accurate assessment of the probable effects of benefit or eligibility changes upon recipient families              $301,971,532

 

4403-2007              For a nutritional benefit program for low-income workers; provided, that benefits shall be provided only to those for whom receiving these benefits will improve the work participation rate under the federal program of temporary assistance for needy families              $1,200,000

 

4403-2119              For the provision of structured settings as provided in subsection (i) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995, or any successor law, for parents under the age of 20 who are receiving benefits under the transitional aid to families with dependent children program              $9,194,372

 

4405-2000              For the state supplement to the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged and disabled, including a program for emergency needs for supplemental security income recipients; provided, that the expenses of special grant recipients residing in rest homes, as provided in section 7A of chapter 118A of the General Laws, may be paid from this item; provided further, that the department, in collaboration with the executive office of health and human services, may fund an optional supplemental living arrangement category under the Supplemental Security Income program that makes payments to persons living in assisted living residences certified under chapter 19D of the General Laws who meet the income and clinical eligibility criteria established by the department and the executive office; provided further, that the optional category of payments shall only be administered in conjunction with the Medicaid group adult foster care benefit; and provided further, that reimbursements to providers for services rendered in prior fiscal years may be expended from this item              $236,475,427

 

4408-1000              For a program of cash assistance to certain residents of the commonwealth, entitled emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children found by the department to be eligible for the aid under chapter 117A of the General Laws and regulations promulgated by the department and subject to the limitations of appropriation for such purpose; provided, that benefits under this item shall only be provided to residents who are citizens of the United States or qualified aliens or non-citizens otherwise permanently residing in the United States lawfully and shall not be provided to illegal or undocumented aliens; provided further, that the recipient shall not be subject to sponsor income deeming or related restrictions; provided further, that the payment standard shall equal the payment standard in effect under the general relief program in fiscal year 1991; provided further, that the department may provide benefits to persons age 65 or older who have applied for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws, to persons suffering from a medically-determinable impairment or combination of impairments which is expected to last for a period as determined by department regulations and which substantially reduces or eliminates such individuals’ capacity to support themselves and which has been verified by a competent authority, to certain persons caring for a disabled person, to otherwise eligible participants in the vocational rehabilitation program of the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission and to dependent children who are ineligible for benefits under both chapter 118 of the General Laws and the separate program created by section 210 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1997 and parents or other caretakers of dependent children who are ineligible under said chapter 118 and under said separate program; provided further, that no person incarcerated in a correctional institution shall be eligible for benefits under the program; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the payment of expenses associated with any medical review team, other disability screening process or costs associated with verifying disability for this program; provided further, that the department shall adopt emergency regulations under chapter 30A of the General Laws to implement the changes to the program required by this item promptly and within the appropriation; provided further, that in implementing the program for fiscal year 2014, the department shall include all eligibility categories permitted in this item at the payment standard in effect for the former general relief program in fiscal year 1991; provided further, that in promulgating, amending or rescinding its regulations with respect to eligibility or benefits, including the payment standard, medical benefits and any other benefits under this program, the department shall take into account the amounts available to it for expenditure by this item so as not to exceed the amount appropriated; provided further, that the department may adopt emergency regulations under said chapter 30A to implement these eligibility or benefit changes or both; provided further, that nothing in this item shall be construed to create any right accruing to recipients of the former general relief program; provided further, that reimbursements collected from the Social Security Administration on behalf of former clients of the emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children program or unprocessed payments from the program that are returned to the department shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the funds made available  shall be the only funds available for the program and the department shall not spend funds for the program in excess of the amount made available; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives 60 days before adopting any eligibility or benefit changes; provided further, that the report shall include the text of, basis and reasons for the proposed changes; and provided further, that the report shall state the department’s most accurate assessment of the probable effects of benefit or eligibility changes upon recipient families               $93,082,843

 

Department of Public Health.

 

4510-0025              For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $889,889 for a school-based sealant program, known as the SEAL Program, from revenues collected from MassHealth and other third party reimbursements for preventive oral health procedures; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $889,889

 

4510-0040              For the department of public health, which may expend for the regulation of all pharmaceutical and medical device companies that market their products in the commonwealth an amount not to exceed $432,188 from fees assessed under chapter 111N of the General Laws; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $432,188

 

4510-0100              For the administration and operation of the department, including the personnel support of programmatic staff within the department, the health statistics program, the operation of the registry of vital records and statistics and the Massachusetts cancer registry provided, that the department shall expend not less than $625,000 on the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund established in section 2ZZ of chapter 29 of the General Laws$18,796,603

 

4510-0110              For community health center services; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended on a statewide program of technical assistance to community health centers to be provided by a state primary care association qualified under Section 330(f)(1) of the United States Public Health Service Act at 42 USC 254c(f)(1)              $969,933

 

4510-0600              For an environmental and community health hazards program, including control of radiation and nuclear hazards, consumer products protection, food and drugs, lead poisoning prevention under chapter 482 of the acts of 1993, lead-based paint inspections in day care facilities, inspection of radiological facilities, licensing of x-ray technologists and the administration of the bureau of environmental health assessment under chapter 111F of the General Laws; and provided further, that the department shall submit a comprehensive study of the exposure routes and patterns of contaminants in the Maple Meadowbrook Aquifer migrating to and affecting the Wilmington drinking water supply and any connection with the incidence of childhood cancer in the town of Wilmington to peer review not later than January 31, 2014$4,391,414

 

4510-0615              For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $180,000 from assessments collected under section 5K of chapter 111 of the General Laws for services provided to monitor, survey and inspect nuclear power reactors; provided, that the department may expend not more than $1,678,947 from fees collected from licensing and inspecting users of radioactive material within the commonwealth under licenses presently issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; provided further, that the revenues may be used for the costs of both programs, including the compensation of employees; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $1,858,947

 

4510-0616              For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,295,175 for a drug registration and monitoring program from revenues collected from fees charged to registered practitioners, including physicians, dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists and optometrists for controlled substance registration; provided, that not later than October 1, 2013, the department of public health shall report to the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of chapter 244 of the acts of 2012, which shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the total number of practitioners registered in the prescription drug monitoring program; (ii) the total number of thefts or losses of controlled substances that have been reported; and (iii) the total number of schedule II controlled substances prescribed by month; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $1,295,175

 

4510-0710              For the operation of the division of health care quality and the office of patient protection; provided, that the division shall be responsible for assuring the quality of patient care provided by the commonwealth’s health care facilities and services and for protecting the health and safety of patients who receive care and services in nursing homes, rest homes, clinical laboratories, clinics, institutions for  individuals with intellectual disabilities and the mentally ill and hospitals and infirmaries, including the inspection of ambulance services; provided further, that inspectors shall conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation; provided further, that the division shall continue a comprehensive training, education and outreach program for nursing home administrators and managers and other supervisory personnel in long-term care facilities to improve the quality of care in those facilities; provided further, that the program shall promote the use of best practices, models of quality care giving and the culture of workforce retention within the facilities and shall focus on systemic ways to reduce deficiencies; and provided further, that services funded through this item shall include, but not be limited to, education, training, intervention, support, surveillance and evaluation              $7,826,326

 

4510-0712              For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $2,481,081 for the division of health care quality in revenues collected from the licensure of health facilities and fees from individuals applying for emergency medical technician licensure and recertification; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $2,481,081

 

4510-0715              For the operation of a center for primary care recruitment and placement to improve access to primary care services              $157,000

 

4510-0716              For the operation of an evidence-based outreach and education program designed to provide information and education on the therapeutic and cost-effective utilization of prescription drugs to physicians, pharmacists and other health care professionals authorized to prescribe and dispense prescription drugs; provided, that the department of public health shall continue to work with MassHealth to access aggregated prescription data by provider on an ongoing basis for the use of the evidence-based outreach and education program; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2013, the department of public health, in conjunction with the executive office of health and human services, shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on data sharing capacity obstacles that are preventing this program from effective outreach; and provided further, that funds shall be set aside from this appropriation for the purposes of program evaluation assessing the effectiveness of and cost-savings associated with this program              $500,000

 

4510-0721              For the operation and administration of the board of registration in nursing              $911,672

 

4510-0722              For the operation and administration of the board of registration in pharmacy; provided, that the department of public health shall file a report not later than December 27, 2013 with the joint committee on public health and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the number of inspections conducted by the board of registration in pharmacy, including the number of inspections of compounding pharmacies; (ii) the number of violations identified by the board through inspections or investigations of pharmacies; (iii) the legal names of pharmacies found to be in violation of state or federal regulations, laws and policies, the types of violations identified and the actions taken against these pharmacies; and (iv) the number of licenses issued to pharmacies, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians              $827,605

 

4510-0723              For the operation and administration of the board of registration in medicine and the committee on acupuncture              $1,035,472

 

4510-0724              For the board of registration in medicine, including the physician profiles program; provided, that the board may expend revenues not to exceed $300,000 from new revenues associated with increased license and renewal fees              $300,000

 

4510-0725              For the operation and administration of certain health boards of registration, including the boards of registration in dentistry, nursing home administrators, physician assistants, perfusionists, genetic counselors and respiratory therapists              $309,670

 

4510-0790              For regional emergency medical services; provided, that the regional emergency medical services councils, designated under 105 CMR 170.101 and the C-MED medical emergency communications centers that were in existence on January 1, 1992, shall remain the designated councils and C-MED communications centers              $931,959

 

4510-0810              For a statewide sexual assault nurse examiner program and pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner program for the care of victims of sexual assault; provided, that funds shall be expended to support children’s advocacy centers; and provided further, that the program shall operate under statewide protocols and by an on-call system of nurse examiners              $3,165,665

 

4510-3008              For the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis registry created under section 25A of chapter 111 of the General Laws              $250,049

 

4512-0103              For human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome services and programs and related services for persons affected by the associated conditions of viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections; provided, that funding shall be provided proportionately to each of the demographic groups afflicted by HIV/AIDS and associated conditions; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for disease research              $32,108,793

 

4512-0106              For the department of public health, which may expend for the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome drug assistance program an amount not to exceed $7,500,000 from revenues received from pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in the section 340B rebate program of the Public Health Service Act, administered by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration and the Office of Pharmacy Affairs              $7,500,000

 

4512-0200              For the division of substance abuse services, including a program to reimburse driver alcohol education programs for services provided for court adjudicated indigent clients; provided, that programs in substantial regulatory and contractual compliance shall receive not less than the same level of funding in fiscal year 2014 as such programs received in fiscal year 2013; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 in additional funding in fiscal year 2013 expenditures shall be provided to the Gavin Foundation and Self-Esteem Boston              $81,300,683

 

4512-0201              For substance abuse step-down recovery services, known as level B beds and services, and other critical recovery services with severely reduced capacity               $4,800,000

 

4512-0202              For jail diversion programs primarily for nonviolent offenders with OxyContin or heroin addiction to be procured by the department of public health; provided, that each program shall have at least 60 beds and shall provide clinical assessment services to the respective courts, inpatient treatment for up to 90 days and ongoing case management services for up to 1 year; provided further, that individuals may be diverted to this or other programs by a district attorney in conjunction with the office of the commissioner of probation if: (i) there is reason to believe that the individual being diverted suffers from an addiction to OxyContin or heroin or other substance use disorder; and (ii) the diversion of an individual is clinically appropriate and consistent with established clinical and public safety criteria; provided further, that programs shall be established in separate counties in locations deemed suitable by the department of public health; provided further, that the department of public health shall coordinate operations with the sheriffs, the district attorneys, the office of the commissioner of probation and the department of correction; and provided further, that not more than $500,000 shall be used to support the ongoing treatment needs of clients after 90 days for which there is no other payer               $2,000,000

 

4512-0203              For family intervention and care management services programs, a young adult treatment program and early intervention services for individuals who are dependent on or addicted to alcohol or controlled substances or both alcohol and controlled substances              $1,500,000

 

4512-0225              For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,270,000 for a compulsive gamblers’ treatment program from unclaimed prize money held in the State Lottery Fund for more than 1 year from the date of the drawing when the unclaimed prize money was won and from the proceeds of a multi-jurisdictional lottery game under subsection (e) of section 24A of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that the state comptroller shall transfer the amount to the General Fund; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $1,270,000

 

4512-0500              For dental health services; provided, that funds shall be expended to maintain a program of dental services for the developmentally disabled; and provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for the Forsyth Institute’s Center for Children’s Oral Health to expand its ForsythKids elementary school program, expand its ForsythTeens smoking cessation program and measure each program’s impact on school performance              $1,474,040

 

4513-1000              For the provision of family health services; provided, that funds shall be provided for comprehensive family planning services, including HIV counseling and testing, community-based health education and outreach services provided by agencies certified as comprehensive family planning agencies; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the Massachusetts birth defects monitoring program              $5,171,112

 

 

4513-1002              For women, infants and children’s, WIC, nutrition services in addition to funds received under the federal nutrition program; provided, that funds from this item shall supplement federal funds to enable federally eligible women, infants and children to be served through the WIC program              $12,672,030

 

4513-1012              For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $27,060,000 from revenues received from the federal cost-containment initiatives including, but not limited to, infant formula rebates; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $27,060,000

 

4513-1020              For the early intervention program; provided, that the department shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means the total number of units of service purchased and the total expenditures for the units of service paid by the department, the executive office of health and human services and third party payers for early intervention services for the following service categories: home visit, center-based individual, child-focused group, parent-focused group and screening and assessment; provided further, that the department shall make all reasonable efforts to secure third party and Medicaid reimbursements for the services funded; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended to provide respite services to families of children enrolled in early intervention programs who have complex care requirements, multiple disabilities and extensive medical and health needs; provided further, that priority shall be given to low and moderate income families; provided further, that no claim for reimbursement made on behalf of an uninsured person shall be paid from this item until the program receives notice of a denial of eligibility for the MassHealth program from the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that MassHealth shall cover the costs incurred for the transportation of MassHealth members who participate in the early intervention program; provided further, that nothing in this item shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights to any such services or an enforceable entitlement to the early intervention services funded; provided further, that the department shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means 90 days prior to any change to its current eligibility criteria; provided further, that these funds may be used to pay for current and prior year claims; provided further, that the department shall provide services to eligible children through 1 service delivery model and shall not determine eligibility for services based on family insurance status; provided further, that the department shall work with the executive office of health and human services, the department of early education and care, the department of elementary and secondary education and the executive office of education on a data-sharing pilot program to issue a state-assigned student identifier to children participating in early intervention programs with the goal of tracking and evaluating educational and developmental outcomes for those children, improving delivery of services and determining any special education or cost savings associated with the early intervention program; provided further, that the participation of a family in a pilot program shall be contingent upon informed consent; provided further, that the executive office of education and the department of public health shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the number of state-assigned student identifiers provided to early intervention participants; provided further, that the executive office of education and the department of public health, in consultation with the agencies of the executive office of education and the executive office of health and human services, shall report to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committee on ways and means and the joint committee on education not later than August 15, 2013 on: (i) a timetable for full implementation of the pilot program, including resource needs; and (ii) a plan for obtaining informed consent from families receiving early intervention services; provided further, that those agencies shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education not later than March 14, 2014 on: (a) the progress made on implementation of the pilot program including, but not limited to, the criteria used for selecting sites and preliminary implementation plans for the assignment of state assigned student identifiers to children receiving early intervention services; (b) an updated timetable for full implementation of the pilot program; (c) an update on the implementation of obtaining informed consent from families receiving early intervention services; and (d) the number of state-assigned student identifiers that have been assigned to date, if applicable; provided further, that not later than April 15, 2014, the executive office of education and the department of public health shall make recommendations on how the department of public health and the agencies of the executive office of education can rigorously evaluate the effect of early intervention services on the future special education needs of program participants; provided further, that the department shall determine if it projects a surplus in this item not later than October 1, 2013; provided further, that any such surplus shall be used to fund early intervention program operating costs and expenses including, but not limited to, occupancy, personnel benefits, health insurance costs and salaries needed to recruit and retain certified early intervention specialists to preserve access to comprehensive early intervention services; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall revert and any surplus funds shall be used for early intervention program operating costs              $27,491,573

 

4513-1023              For the universal newborn hearing screening program; provided, that funds appropriated shall be expended for the notification of and follow through with affected families, primary care providers and early intervention programs upon the department's receipt of data indicative of potential hearing disorders in newborns              $74,061

 

4513-1026              For the provision of statewide and community-based suicide prevention, intervention, post-intervention and surveillance activities and the implementation of a statewide suicide prevention plan; provided, that funds shall be expended for a program to address elder suicide behavior and attempts with the geriatric mental health services program within the department of elder affairs; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a veterans in crisis hotline; provided further, that the hotline shall be for the use of veterans who seek counseling programs operated by the department of veterans affairs or concerned family members of those veterans so that they may be directed towards the programs and services offered by their local or regional veterans office; and provided further, that the hotline shall be staffed by counselors or outreach program personnel contracted by the department and trained in issues of mental health counseling and veterans services              $3,856,126

 

4513-1111              For the promotion of health and disease prevention including, but not limited to, the following programs: breast cancer prevention; diabetes screening and outreach; ovarian cancer screening; a statewide STOP stroke program and ongoing stroke prevention and education; hepatitis C prevention and management; multiple sclerosis screening, information, education and treatment programs and the Multiple Sclerosis Home Living Navigating Key Services program administered by the Central New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; colorectal cancer prevention; prostate cancer screening, education and treatment with a particular focus on African American males; osteoporosis education; and maintenance of the statewide lupus database; provided, that funds may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman center for patient safety and medical error reduction; and provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for education and support of patients diagnosed with PKU or related disorders and their families through a grant to NECPAD              $3,278,133

 

4513-1130              For domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and victim services, including batterers’ intervention and services for immigrants and refugees; provided, that funds shall be expended for rape prevention and victim services, including the statewide Spanish language hotline; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the public health model of community engagement and intervention services for crisis housing for sexual violence and intimate partner violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities              $5,518,987

 

4516-0263              For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,117,101 in revenues from blood lead testing fees collected from insurers and individuals for the purpose of conducting such tests; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $1,117,101

 

4516-1000              For the administration of the center for laboratory and communicable disease control, including the division of communicable venereal diseases, the division of tuberculosis control and the state laboratory institute; provided, that funds shall be expended for an eastern encephalitis testing program and for tuberculosis testing and treatment services; and provided further, that no funds appropriated shall be expended for administrative, space or energy expenses of the department not directly related to personnel or programs funded              $12,364,668

 

4516-1010              For state matching funds required by the federal Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act              $2,200,257

 

4516-1022              For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $250,619 generated by fees collected from insurers for tuberculosis tests performed at the state laboratory institute; provided, that revenues collected may be used to supplement the costs of said laboratory; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $250,619

 

4518-0200              For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $675,000 generated by fees collected from the following services provided at the registry of vital records and statistics: amendments of vital records, requests for vital records not issued in person at the registry, requests for heirloom certificates and research requests performed by registry staff at the registry; provided, that revenues collected may be used for all program costs, including the compensation of employees; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $675,000

 

4530-9000              For teenage pregnancy prevention services; provided, that applications for such funds shall be administered through the department upon receipt and approval of coordinated community service plans to be evaluated under the guidelines issued by the department; provided further, that portions of the grants may be used for state agency purchases of designated services identified by the community service plans; provided further, that funding shall be expended on those communities with the highest teen birth rates according to an annual statistical estimate conducted by the department; provided further, that funds shall be expended on programming directed at children under the care of the department of children and families who are at high risk for teenage pregnancy; provided further, that the department shall collaborate with the department of children and families on this programming; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $150,000 for a data collection and evaluation pilot; provided further, that the pilot program shall conduct longitudinal tracking of program participants to examine the long-term impact of educational interventions on behaviors; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall provide local school district-level Youth Risk Behavioral Surveillance datasets to the department of public health for the purpose of targeting and evaluating intervention strategies; and provided further, that the department shall work with the department of early education and care and the department of elementary and secondary education on a pilot program to issue state assigned student identifiers to youth participating in teen pregnancy programs              $2,532,662

 

4570-1502              For the purposes of implementing a statewide infection prevention and control program              $270,071

 

4580-1000              For the operation of the universal immunization program; provided, that no funds in this item shall be expended for administrative or energy expenses of the department not directly related to programs funded in this item; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the costs of purchasing and distributing childhood vaccines for children may be assessed, in an amount equivalent to the department’s projected fiscal year 2014 costs, on surcharge payers as defined in section 64 of chapter 118E of the General Laws and may be collected in a manner consistent with the department of public health regulations              $54,425,120

 

4590-0250              For school health services and school-based health centers in public and non-public schools; provided, that services shall include, but not be limited to: (i) strengthening the infrastructure of school health services in the areas of personnel and policy development, programming and interdisciplinary collaboration; (ii) developing linkages between school health services programs and community health providers; (iii) incorporating health education programs, including tobacco prevention and cessation activities, in school curricula and in the provision of school-based health services; and (iv) incorporating obesity prevention programs, including nutrition and wellness programs, in school curricula to address the nutrition and lifestyle habits needed for healthy development; provided further, that the services shall meet standards and eligibility guidelines established by the department in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that funds shall be expended for school nurses and school-based health center programs; and provided further, that the department of public health shall expend not less than $200,000 on the Massachusetts Model of Community Coalitions              $12,900,000

 

4590-0300              For smoking prevention and cessation programs              $4,018,489

 

4590-0912              For the department of public health, which may expend an amount not to exceed $17,736,047 from reimbursements collected for Western Massachusetts hospital services, subject to the approval of the commissioner of public health; provided, that such revenues may be expended for hospital-related costs, including personnel, capital expenditures, DD object class chargebacks and motor vehicle replacement; provided further, that all revenues expended shall be under schedules submitted to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Western Massachusetts hospital shall be eligible to receive and retain full payment under the medical assistance program administered by the executive office of health and human services under chapter 118E of the General Laws for all goods and services provided by the hospital in accordance with federal requirements; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Western Massachusetts hospital shall reimburse the General Fund for a portion of employee benefit expenses according to a schedule submitted by the commissioner of public health and approved by the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that such reimbursement shall not exceed 10 per cent of total personnel costs for the hospital; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that no funds appropriated herein shall be expended for administrative, space or energy expenses of the department not directly related to personnel or programs funded in this item              $17,736,047

 

4590-0913              For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $499,827 for payments received for those services provided by the Lemuel Shattuck hospital to inmates of county correctional facilities; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $499,827

 

4590-0915              For the maintenance and operation of Tewksbury hospital, Massachusetts hospital school, Lemuel Shattuck hospital and the hospital bureau, including the state office of pharmacy services; provided, that reimbursements received for medical services provided at the Lemuel Shattuck hospital to inmates of county correctional facilities not managed by private health care vendors shall be credited to item 4590-0903 of section 2B; and provided further, that the department shall seek to obtain federal financial participation for care provided to inmates of the department of correction and of county correctional facilities who are treated at the public health hospitals              $146,044,923

 

4590-0917              For the department of public health, which may expend an amount not to exceed $4,387,282 from payments received from the vendor managing health services for state correctional facilities for inmate medical services provided by the Lemuel Shattuck hospital; provided, that the payments may include capitation payments, fee for service payments, advance payments and other compensation arrangements established by contract between the vendor and the hospital; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $4,387,282

 

4590-0918              For the department of public health’s state office of pharmacy services, which may expend not more than $14,000,000 from revenues collected from vendors providing health care services to the department of correction; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of revenue and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $14,000,000

 

4590-0922              For the department of public health, which may expend an amount not to exceed $2,944,385 from reimbursements collected for Western Massachusetts hospital services; provided, that this funding shall be used for the operation of 21 new inpatient beds at Western Massachusetts hospital; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the accounting system              $2,944,385

 

4590-0924              For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,800,000 from reimbursements collected by Tewksbury hospital based on a revenue enhancement project to obtain Medicaid coverage for patients whose services are not currently being reimbursed; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $1,800,000

 

4590-1503              For the pediatric palliative care program established in section 24K of chapter 111 of the General Laws              $1,500,000

 

4590-1506              For a competitive grant program to be administered by the department of public health to support the establishment of a comprehensive youth violence prevention program; provided, that eligibility shall be determined by the criteria set forth in item 4590-1506 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008; and provided further, that no grants shall be awarded to law enforcement agencies              $1,501,229

 

4590-1507              For matching grants to the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, the YWCA organizations, nonprofit community centers and teen empowerment and youth development programs; provided, that the department of public health shall award the full amount of each grant to each organization previously included in the youth-at-risk grants, upon commitment of matching funds from those organizations; provided further, that each organization previously included in the youth-at-risk grants shall receive in fiscal year 2014 a grant in an amount not less than that received in fiscal year 2013; provided further, that the department of public health shall award not less than $900,000 to the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs and $900,000 to the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, which shall be distributed between the respective recipients’ member organizations; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be awarded to the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs to support the expansion of existing YMCAs to communities not historically served by a YMCA              $2,950,000

 

4590-2001              For the department of public health, which may expend not  more than $3,503,637 for payments received for those services provided by Tewksbury hospital to clients of the department of developmental services including the provision of behavioral health services and the continuation of short term medical rehabilitation for the department of developmental services clients; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $3,503,637

 

Department of Children and Families.

 

4800-0015              For central and area office administration and service coordination; provided, that the associated expenses of employees whose AA and DD object class costs are paid from item 4800-1100 shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the compensation of unit 8 employees; provided further, that the department shall not place a child or adolescent referred by, or discharged from, the care of the department of mental health until the department of mental health forwards an assessment and recommendation as to whether the child or adolescent may be appropriately placed in foster care or if such child or adolescent is more appropriate for congregate care placement; provided further, that the department, in consultation with the department of mental health, shall assist the department of mental health in making such assessments and recommendations; provided further, that if placement of a child with someone other than a parent becomes necessary, the department shall place the highest priority on identifying a family resource within the child’s kinship or family circle and shall provide services and support to partner with the family resource in meeting the child’s needs; provided further, that the department and the department of early education and care shall provide standards for early education and care placements made through the supportive childcare program; provided further, that the department of children and families, in collaboration with the department of early education and care, shall maintain a centralized list detailing the number of children eligible for supportive childcare services, the number of supportive slots filled and the number of supportive slots available; provided further, that no waiting list for the services shall exist; provided further, that all children eligible for services under item 3000-3050 shall receive such services; provided further, that not later than September 13, 2013, the department shall promulgate and implement regulations which shall ensure that the department shall maintain a timely, independent and fair administrative hearing system; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities on December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014 on: (i) the fair hearing requests filed in fiscal year 2014, stating for each hearing request using nonidentifying information: (a) the subject matter of the appeal;  (b) the number of days between the hearing request and the first day of the hearing; (c) the number of days between the first day of the hearing and the hearing officer’s decision;  (d) the number of days between the hearing officer’s decision and the agency’s final decision ; (e) the number of days of continuance granted at the appellant’s request;  (f) the number of days of continuance granted at the request of the department of children and families or the hearing officer’s request, specifying which;  and (g) whether the departmental decision that was the subject of the appeal was affirmed or reversed; and (ii) the fair hearing requests filed prior to fiscal year 2014 which are pending for more than 180 days, stating the number of such cases, how many of such cases have been heard but not decided and how many have been decided by the hearing officer but not yet issued as a final agency decision ; provided further, that not later than March 3, 2014 the department shall report on: (a) the number of foster care reviews conducted by the department; (b) the average length of time in which each review is completed; (c) the number of the department’s contracts reviewed by the state auditor; (d) the number of corrective action plans issued; (e) the number of corrective action plans entered into by the department; and (f) the total number of social workers employed by the department; provided further, that the department shall file a report on the first business day of each quarter to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities on the caseload of the department; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the caseloads of residential placements, congregate care, foster care, therapeutic foster care, adoption, guardianship, 51A reports, substantiated 51A reports, the number of children who die in the care and custody of the department, the number of children currently eligible for supportive childcare, the number of children presently receiving supportive childcare and the number of medical and psychiatric consultation requests made by the department’s social workers; (2) the number of approved foster care placements; (3) the number of children in psychiatric hospitals and community-based acute treatment programs who remain hospitalized beyond their medically-necessary stay while awaiting placement and the number of days each case remains in placement beyond that which is medically necessary; (4) the number of children under the department of children and families’ care and custody who are being served in medical or psychiatric care provided through other publicly-funded sources; (5) the number of children served by supervised visitation centers and the number of those children who are reunified with their families; (6) the total number of children served, their ages, the number of children served in each service plan, the number of children in out-of-home placements and the number of placements each child has had before receiving an out-of-home placement; (7) for each area office, the number of kinship guardianship subsidies provided in the quarters covered by the report and the number of kinship guardianship subsidies provided in that quarter for which federal reimbursement was received; (8) for each area office, the total spending on services other than case management services provided to families for the purposes of keeping a child with the child’s parents or reunifying the child with the child’s parents, spending by type of the service and the unduplicated number of families that receive the services; (9) for each area office, the total number of families residing in shelters paid for by the department, a list of where the families are sheltered, the total cost and average cost per family of those shelters and a description of how the department determines who does or does not qualify for shelter; (10) for each area office, broken down by type of service, the number of requests for voluntary services, whether the request was approved or denied, the number of families that are denied voluntary services and receive a 51A report, the reasons for denying the service and what, if any, referrals were made for services by other agencies or entities; and (11) the number of families receiving multiple 51A reports within a 10-month period, the number of cases reopened within 6 months of being closed and the number of children who return home and then re-enter an out-of-home placement within 6 months; provided further, that not later than November 1, 2013, the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children and families that details any changes to rules, regulations or guidelines established by the department in the previous fiscal year to carry out its duties under chapter 119 of the General Laws including, but not limited to: (A) criteria used to determine whether a child has been abused or neglected; (B) guidelines for removal of a child from the home; and (C) standards to determine what reasonable efforts are being made to keep a child in the home; provided further, that the department of children and families shall provide the caseload forecasting office with data on children receiving services and other pertinent data related to items 4800-0038 and 4800-0041 that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that the commissioner may transfer funds between items 4800-0030, 4800-0038, 4800-0040 and 4800-0041 for services only, as necessary, under an allocation plan, which shall detail, by object class, the distribution of the funds to be transferred and no transfers shall be made for administrative costs; provided further, that the commissioner shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days in advance of any such transfer; and provided further, that not more than 5 per cent of any item shall be transferred in fiscal year 2014              $68,828,898

 

4800-0016              For the department of children and families, which may expend for the operation of the transitional employment program an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 from revenues collected from various state, county and municipal government entities, as well as state authorities, for the costs related to the provision of services by the participants and the overhead costs and expenses incurred by the not-for-profit managing agent selected by the commissioner for administering the program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of the department of children and families may enter into a contract with Roca, Inc., a not-for-profit community-based agency, to manage the transitional employment program and to provide services to participants from the aging out population, parolees, probationers, youth service releases or other community residents considered to have employment needs              $2,000,000

 

4800-0025              For foster care review services              $3,018,999

 

4800-0030              For the continuation of local and regional administration and coordination of services provided by lead agencies through purchase-of-service contracts, including flex services              $6,000,000

 

4800-0036              For a sexual abuse intervention network program to be administered in conjunction with the district attorneys              $698,740

 

4800-0038              For guardianship, foster care, adoption, family preservation and kinship services provided by the department of children and families; provided, that services funded through this item shall include shelter services, substance abuse treatment, young parent programs, parent aides, education and counseling services, foster care, adoption and guardianship subsidies, tiered reimbursements used to promote the foster care placement of children with special medical and social needs, an assessment of the appropriateness of adoption for children in the care of the department for more than 12 months, protective services provided by partnership agencies, targeted recruitment and retention of foster families, respite care services, post-adoption services and support services for foster, kinship and adoptive families; provided further, that the department may contract with provider agencies for the coordination and management of services, including flex services; provided further, that funding shall be expended on children’s advocacy centers and services for child victims of sexual abuse and assault; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Plymouth County Children’s Advocacy Center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Children’s Cove Cape and Islands Child Advocacy Center; provided further, that funding may be expended on supervised visitation programs; provided further, that not less than $ 75,000 shall be expended for a contract with Julie’s Family Learning Program in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Fragile Beginnings program                $249,361,051

 

4800-0040              For family preservation, reunification and service coordination; provided, that services shall include family support and stabilization services provided by the department; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the compensation of administrative employees and associated administrative costs of the department              $45,510,551

 

4800-0041              For congregate care services; provided, that funds may be expended from this item to provide community-based services, including in-home support and stabilization services, to children who would otherwise be placed in congregate care settings; and provided further, that the department shall oversee area review teams that shall evaluate the feasibility of maintaining the child in the community in this manner whenever possible before recommending placement in a congregate care setting              $206,488,950

 

4800-0091              For the department of children and families, which may expend not more than $2,077,119 in federal reimbursements received under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act during fiscal year 2014 for the purposes of developing a training institute for professional development at the department of children and families; provided, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $2,077,119

 

4800-0151              For a program to provide alternative overnight non-secure placements for status offenders and nonviolent delinquent youths up to the age of 17 to prevent the inappropriate use of juvenile cells in police stations for such offenders in compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974; provided, that the programs which provide the alternative non-secure placements shall collaborate with the appropriate sheriff’s office to provide referrals of those offenders and delinquent youths to any programs within the sheriff’s office designed to positively influence youths or reduce juvenile crime              $1,028,388

 

4800-1100              For the AA and DD object class costs of the department’s social workers; provided, that funds shall mitigate social worker caseloads in those area offices furthest above the statewide weighted caseload standard and toward achieving a social worker caseload ratio of 18 to 1 statewide; and provided further, that only employees of bargaining unit 8, as identified in the Massachusetts personnel administrative reporting and information system, shall be paid from this item              $171,921,284

 

4800-1400              For shelters and support services for people at risk of domestic violence and for the operation of the New Chardon Street homeless shelter; provided, that the department shall pursue the establishment of public-private partnership agreements established for family stabilization services funded from sources other than the commonwealth; provided further, that services shall include supervised visitation programs and scattered site transitional housing programs, including programs to assist victims of domestic violence in finding and maintaining permanent housing; provided further, that participants in battered women’s programs shall be provided with information regarding local transitional housing resources; provided further, that funding shall be made available to enhance counseling services for children who have witnessed domestic violence; provided further, that funding shall be made available for emergency shelters for substance abusing battered women; provided further, that the department shall allocate $1,200,000 to contract with emergency shelters to provide an additional 12 rooms; provided further, that not later than September 1, 2013, the executive office of health and human services shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the estimated allocation of funds in fiscal year 2014 for each contracted shelter funded from this item; provided further, that funding shall be made available for a statewide domestic violence hotline; provided further, that the department shall continue to provide any match funding required by federal program regulations; and provided further, that domestic violence prevention specialists shall be funded from this item              $22,830,532

 

Department of Mental Health.

 

5011-0100              For the operation of the department of mental health; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Stephanie Moulton Safety Symposium established in section 1 of chapter 19 of the General Laws              $27,275,844

 

5042-5000              For child and adolescent services, including the costs of psychiatric and related services provided to children and adolescents determined to be medically-ready for discharge from acute hospital units or mental health facilities and who are experiencing unnecessary delays in being discharged due to the lack of more appropriate settings; provided, that for the purpose of funding those services, the commissioner of mental health may allocate funds from the amount appropriated  to other departments within the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the department shall not refer or discharge a child or adolescent to the custody or care of the department of children and families until the department of mental health forwards its assessment and recommendation as to whether the child or adolescent is appropriate for foster care or, due to severe emotional disturbance, is more appropriate for group care; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $3,100,000 for the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project; and provided further, that the commissioner may assess surcharge payors, as defined in section 64 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, for amounts expended from this item for the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project which are related to services rendered to the commercial clients of such surcharge payors              $85,222,740

 

5046-0000              For adult mental health and support services; provided, that the department shall allocate funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 from item 5095-0015 to this item, as necessary, under allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to any such transfer, for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving care at department facilities; provided further, that the department of mental health shall expend no less than the fiscal year 2013 amount on clubhouses in fiscal year 2014; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than the amount expended in fiscal year 2013 for programming for early detection, assessment and response to risk for psychotic illness; and provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $275,000 in partnership with an organization in north central Massachusetts to expand intensive outpatient psychiatric therapy in that region; and provided further, that funds shall be expended at the same level as the prior fiscal year for jail diversion programs in municipalities that provide equal matching funds from other public or private sources $353,921,665

 

5046-2000              For homelessness services              $20,134,589

 

5046-4000              For the department of mental health, which may expend not more than $125,000 in revenue collected from occupancy fees charged to the tenants in the creative housing option in community environments, the CHOICE program authorized by chapter 167 of the acts of 1987; provided, that all fees collected under that program shall be expended for the routine maintenance and repair of facilities in the CHOICE program              $125,000

 

5047-0001              For emergency service programs and acute inpatient mental health care services; provided, that the department shall continue an interagency service agreement with the executive office of health and human services for the purchase of services and for such other services as the agreement may provide; provided further, that the department shall require a performance specification to be developed for safe aftercare options for adults upon release from acute inpatient mental health care services; and provided further, that the emergency service programs shall take all reasonable steps to identify and invoice the third party insurer of all persons serviced by the programs              $36,142,254

 

5055-0000              For forensic services provided by the department              $8,321,818

 

5095-0015              For the operation of hospital facilities and community-based mental health services; provided, that in order to comply with the decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581, and to enhance care for clients served by the department, the department shall discharge clients residing in the inpatient facilities to residential services in the community when the following criteria are met: (i) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; (ii) community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and (iii) the cost to the commonwealth of serving the client in the community is less than or equal to the cost of serving the client in inpatient care; provided further, that any client transferred to another inpatient facility as the result of a facility closure shall receive a level of care that is equal to or greater than the care that had been received at the closed facility; provided further, that the department may allocate funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 from this item to item 5046-0000, as necessary, under allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any transfer for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving inpatient care at the centers and facilities; provided further, that at least 180 days prior to closing an inpatient mental health facility, the secretary of housing and economic development or a designee and the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance or a designee shall meet jointly with affected municipal officials and produce a plan for the timely demolition of buildings, remediation of hazardous materials and future use of the property, including disposition by the commonwealth for redevelopment or conservation, if appropriate; provided further, that the department shall maintain not less than 626 continuing care inpatient beds in its system in fiscal year 2014; provided further, that of these 626 beds, 45 beds shall be continuing care inpatient beds on the campus of Taunton state hospital; provided further, that $100,000 shall be allocated for the consultant hired by the advisory committee established in section 186 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012; provided further, that the consultant shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse not later than March 1, 2014 providing recommendations on the potential future use of the Cain building at Taunton state hospital or elsewhere in the southeast area for purposes which shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the development of state-operated pilot crisis stabilization units which would be fully operational 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and would provide evaluation, stabilization and referral to behavioral health patients who may otherwise be boarded in emergency rooms or spend longer periods in continuing and acute care units in the southeast area; (ii) the development of a pilot program for nonviolent offenders with mental health diagnoses currently serving their sentences in state or county correctional facilities; (iii) the development of a pilot program for females committed under section 7 of chapter 111B of the General Laws or section 35 of chapter 123 of the General Laws who are evaluated as having co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders; (iv) the development of interagency coordination between state agencies, authorities, departments and programs currently providing services or benefits to individuals who would be deemed eligible for any of the above pilot programs, with particular attention to the coordination of services between the department of mental health, the department of public health, the department of correction, county correctional facilities and the trial court; (v) the availability of existing resources, including the Cain building at Taunton state hospital or elsewhere in the southeast area to address gaps in behavioral or mental health services for southeast area residents as well as inmates or individuals receiving court-ordered treatment; and (vi) the projected costs and benefits of each of the above pilot programs; and provided further, that Taunton state hospital shall notbecome a department of corrections facility; and provided further, that the department shall maintain and operate these beds until June 30, 2014              $173,495,002

Department of Developmental Services.

 

5911-1003              For the administration and operation of the department of developmental services; provided, that the department shall not charge user fees for transportation or community day services; and provided further, that the department shall not charge fees for eligibility determination for services provided by the department or for applications or requests for transfer of guardianship              $63,942,324

 

5911-2000              For transportation costs associated with community-based day and work programs; provided, that the department shall provide transportation on the basis of priority of need as determined by the department              $12,486,611

 

5920-2000              For vendor-operated, community-based residential adult services, including intensive individual supports; provided, that annualized funding shall be expended for turning 22 clients who began receiving the services in fiscal year 2013 under item 5920-5000 of section 2 of chapter 131 of the acts of 2010; provided further, that the commissioner of the department of developmental services shall transfer funds from this item to item 5920-2010, as necessary, under an allocation plan which shall detail, by object class, the distribution of said funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any such transfer; and provided further, that not more than $5,000,000 shall be transferred from this item in fiscal year 2014              $849,683,521

 

5920-2010              For state-operated, community-based, residential services for adults, including community-based health services; provided, that the department shall maximize federal reimbursement, whenever possible under federal regulation, for the direct and indirect costs of services provided by the employees funded in this item              $189,938,363

 

5920-2025              For community-based day and work programs for adults              $161,373,253

 

5920-3000              For respite services and intensive family supports; provided, that the department shall pursue the highest rates of federal reimbursement possible for such services              $51,504,298

5920-3010              For contracted support services for families with autistic children through the autism division at the department of developmental services; provided, that funds shall be expended for the purposes of providing services under the Children’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver;provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $4,000,000 on the Children;s Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver; provided further, that at a minimum, this waiver shall include children with autism spectrum disorder ages 0 to 8, inclusive, including children with autism spectrum disorder ages 0 to 3, inclusive, receiving services through the department of public health’s early intervention program; provided further, that the department shall take all steps necessary to ensure that the waiver program is fully enrolled and eligible children with autism immediately begin to receive services under said waiver  including, but not limited to, establishing at least 1 regularly scheduled enrollment period per year; provided further, that the department shall immediately file any waiver amendments necessary to comply with the requirements of this item with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities on the number of contracted support services provided for families with autistic children under this item and the costs associated with such services not later than January 9, 2014; provided further, that such report shall include, but not be limited to, the services provided by the Children’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver, with information regarding the number of children enrolled in the waiver and receiving services, linguistic and cultural diversity, age, gender and geographic representation of the applicants and the children enrolled in the program and department plans to continue to assess the demand for waiver services, any executive office of health and human services plans to expand the waiver for children on the autism spectrum of all ages in the future and any other information determined relevant by the department; and provided further, that the department shall submit copies of any amended waiver to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities upon submission of the amendment              $5,613,086 

 

5920-5000              For services to clients of the department who turn 22 years of age during state fiscal year 2014              $7,000,000

 

5930-1000              For the operation of facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities; provided, that in order to comply with the decision in Olmstead v. L.E., 527 U.S. 581, and to enhance care for clients served by the department, the department shall discharge clients residing in intermittent care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities,  called ICF/MRs, to residential services in the community if the following criteria are met: (i) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; (ii) community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and (iii) the cost to the commonwealth of serving the client in the community is less than or equal to the cost of serving the client in ICF/MRs; provided further, that any client transferred to another ICF/MR as the result of a facility closure shall receive a level of care that is equal to or greater than the care that had been received at the closed ICF/MR; provided further, that the department may allocate funds from this item to items 5920-2000, 5920-2010 and 5920-2025, as necessary, under allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any transfer to residential and day services for clients formerly receiving inpatient care at ICF/MRs; provided further, that the department shall maximize federal reimbursement, whenever possible under federal regulation, for the direct and indirect costs of services provided by the employees funded; provided further, that at least 6 months prior to closing any ICF/MRs, the secretary of housing and economic development, or a designee, and the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance, or a designee, shall meet jointly with affected municipal officials and produce a plan for the timely demolition of buildings, remediation of hazardous materials and future use of the property, including disposition by the commonwealth for redevelopment or conservation, if appropriate; and provided further, that the department shall report on all efforts to comply with the Olmstead decision, the enhancement of care within available resources to clients served by the department and the steps taken to consolidate or close intermittent care facilities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities               $122,747,347

 

5982-1000              For the department of developmental services, which may expend not more than $150,000 accrued through the sale of milk and other farm-related and forestry products at the Templeton Developmental Center for program costs of the center, including supplies, equipment and maintenance of the facility; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system              $150,000

 

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

 

Office of the Secretary.

 

7002-0010              For the operation of the office of the secretary of housing and economic development, including the operation of the Massachusetts permit regulatory office and the operation of the office of the wireless and broadband affairs director; provided, that agencies within the executive office may, with the prior approval of the secretary, streamline and improve administrative operations under interdepartmental service agreements              $437,278

 

7002-0017              For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of housing and economic development, including the homeless management information system              $3,035,008

 

7002-0020              For a precision manufacturing pilot program that provides training to unemployed and underemployed individuals, including veterans; provided, that the program shall be administered by the executive office of housing and economic development; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be used for a pilot program in Franklin county through a partnership between the regional employment board of Franklin and Hampshire counties and area precision manufacturing companies; provided further, that the total amount expended from this item shall not exceed 8.8 per cent of the total gaming licensing fees credited to the Manufacturing Fund established in section 98 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011; and provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be provided to a related pilot program in Lynn              $2,090,000

 

Manufacturing Fund              100%

 

7002-0021              For the MassWorks infrastructure program; provided, that this item shall remain in effect until December 31, 2015; provided further, that the total amount expended from this item shall not exceed the amount of gaming licensing fees credited to the Local Capital Projects Fund established in section 2EEEE of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be awarded to the YMCA of Greater Boston for the West Roxbury YMCA renovations and expansion project; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be provided to the town of Webster to support emergency department capacity within the town; and provided further, that such funds shall be provided only if they will be matched by an equal or greater amount of private funds$19,250,000

 

Local Capital Projects Fund              100%

 

7002-0022              For the operation of the advanced manufacturing futures program established in section 45 of chapter 23G of the General Laws; provided, that the comptroller shall transfer 50 per cent of funds appropriated to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for the support of the advanced manufacturing futures program within 30 days of the agency’s request and shall transfer the remaining 50 per cent of funds upon receipt of revenue; and provided further, that the total amount expended from this item shall not exceed 65.9 per cent of the total gaming licensing fees credited to the Manufacturing Fund established in section 98 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011              $15,000,000

Manufacturing Fund              100%

 

7002-0032              For a transfer to the Innovation Institute Fund established in section 6A of chapter 40J of the General Laws; provided, that the total amount expended from this item shall not exceed 13.2 per cent of the total gaming licensing fees credited to the Manufacturing Fund established in section 98 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011              $3,000,000

Manufacturing Fund              100%

7002-0035 For a reserve to support the commonwealth's defense sector initiatives; provided, that the executive office of housing and economic development may allocate funds to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for this purpose               $350,000

 

Department of Housing and Community Development.

 

7004-0001              For the commission on Indian affairs              $109,768

 

7004-0099              For the operation of the department of housing and community development; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may make expenditures for the department against federal grants for certain direct and indirect costs under a cost overhead allocation plan approved by the comptroller; provided further, that the comptroller shall maintain an account on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system to make these expenditures; provided further, that expenditures made against said account shall not be subject to appropriation and may include the cost of personnel; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the department may conduct annual verifications of household income levels based upon state tax returns for the purposes of administering the state and federal housing subsidy programs funded in items 7004-0108, 7004-9005, 7004-9024, 7004-9030, 7004-9033 and 7004-9316 of this section and items 7004-9009, 7004-9014, 7004-9019 and 7004-9020 of section 2D; provided further, that as a condition of eligibility or continued occupancy by an applicant or tenant, the department may require disclosure of the social security number of an applicant or tenant and members of the applicant’s or tenant’s household for use in verification of income eligibility; provided further, that the department may deny or terminate participation in subsidy programs for failure by an applicant or tenant to provide a social security number for use in verification of income eligibility; provided further, that the department may consult any state or federal agency to conduct this income verification; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, these state agencies shall consult and cooperate with the department and furnish any information in the possession of the agencies including, but not limited to, tax returns and applications for public assistance or financial aid; provided further, that in conducting this income verification, the director of the department may enter into an interdepartmental service agreement with the commissioner of revenue to utilize the department of revenue’s wage reporting and bank match system to verify the income and eligibility of participants in federally assisted housing programs and that of members of the participants’ households; provided further, that notwithstanding section 12 of chapter 490 of the acts of 1980, the department may authorize neighborhood housing services corporations to retain, re-assign and reloan funds received in repayment of loans made under the neighborhood housing services rehabilitation program; provided further, that the department shall, not later than September 3, 2013, promulgate and uniformly enforce regulations clarifying that a household that otherwise qualifies for any preference or priority for state subsidized housing or rental assistance based on homeless or at-risk status shall retain that preference or priority notwithstanding receipt of rental assistance that is intended to be temporary including, but not limited to, any temporary or bridge subsidies provided with state or federal funds which shall include households receiving rental assistance under item 7004-0108 after July 1, 2013; provided further, that the department shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; and provided further, that such information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy security requirements              $6,362,790

 

7004-0100              For the operation of the homeless shelter and services unit, including the compensation of caseworkers and support personnel              $5,835,613

 

7004-0101              For certain expenses of the emergency assistance program under section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws; provided, that eligibility shall be limited to families with incomes at or below 115 per cent of the 2011 or later-issued higher federal poverty level; provided further, that any family whose income exceeds 115 per cent of the federal poverty level while the family is receiving assistance funded by this item shall not become ineligible for assistance due to exceeding the income limit for a period of 6 months from the date that the income level was exceeded; provided further, that families that shall be eligible for assistance throughout a temporary emergency family shelter shall include: (i) families that are at risk of domestic abuse in their current housing situation or who are homeless because they fled domestic violence and have not had access to safe, permanent housing since leaving the housing situation in which they fled; (ii) families that, through no fault of their own, are homeless due to fire, flood or natural disaster; (iii) families that, through no fault of their own, have been subject to eviction from their most recent housing due to: (a) foreclosure; (b) condemnation; (c) conduct by a guest or former household member who is not part of the household seeking emergency shelter and over whose conduct the remaining household members had no control; or (d) nonpayment of rent caused by a documented medical condition or diagnosed disability or caused by a documented loss of income within the last 12 months directly as a result of a change in household composition or a loss of income source through no fault of the family; and (iv) families who are in a housing situation where they are not the primary lease holder or who are in a housing situation not meant for human habitation and where there is a substantial health and safety risk to the family that is likely to result in significant harm should the family remain in such housing situation; provided further, that the health and safety risk shall be determined by the department of children and families through risk assessments; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall report monthly, beginning August 1, 2013, to the house and senate clerks, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on housing, the following information: (1) the number of families who were denied entry into shelter who would have been eligible in fiscal year 2012; (2) the reasons for which those families were denied entry into shelters; and (3) all other services to which those families were connected; provided further, that a family who receives emergency housing assistance due to domestic abuse shall be connected to the appropriate social service agency; provided further, that temporary assistance under this item shall be terminated upon the offer of available housing or other assistance sufficient to maintain or stabilize housing; provided further, that a family may not decline an offer for available housing if the offer adequately accommodates the size and disabilities of the family and the new housing placement shall not result in a job loss for the client; provided further, that any family that declines an adequate offer of available housing or other assistance sufficient to maintain or stabilize housing shall become ineligible for assistance from this item; provided further, that families receiving benefits under this item shall have 30 per cent of their income set aside in a savings account, subject to reasonable exceptions as set forth in departmental regulations in effect in fiscal year 2013; provided further, that the amount saved shall be exempt from otherwise applicable asset limits; provided further, that the family may withdraw the amount placed in savings upon transition to permanent housing or losing eligibility for shelter services; provided further, that families who receive benefits under this item for longer than 32 weeks shall not be eligible for household assistance under item 7004-0108 until 12 months from the date of exit from shelter unless such assistance is deemed necessary by the department as part of the family’s shelter exit plan; provided further, that that families receiving emergency assistance shall receive housing search assistance that attempts to facilitate a sustainable housing placement within 16 weeks of entry into the emergency assistance shelter, motel or hotel; provided further, that families receiving assistance for longer than 32 weeks shall have an executable shelter exit plan that facilitates a housing placement in a new sustainable tenancy or in a safe residence, including, but not limited to, a placement for which the family is not the primary lease holder, as soon as possible; provided further, that benefits under this item shall be provided only to residents of the commonwealth of Massachusetts who are citizens of the United States or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing under color of the law in the United States; provided further, that an eligible household that is approved for shelter placement shall be placed in a shelter as close as possible to the household’s home community unless a household requests otherwise; provided further, that if the closest available placement is not within 20 miles of the household’s home community, the household shall be transferred to an appropriate shelter within 20 miles of its home community at the earliest possible date unless the household requests otherwise; provided further, that the department shall notify local school departments of the placement of a family in its district within 5 days of placement; provided further, that the department shall make every effort to ensure that children receiving services from this item shall continue attending school in the community in which they lived prior to receiving services funded from this item; provided further, that the department shall use its best efforts to ensure that a family placed by the emergency assistance program shall be provided with access to refrigeration and basic cooking facilities; provided further, that should a family with a child under the age of 3 be placed in a hotel or motel, the department of housing and community development shall ensure that the hotel or motel provides a crib for each such child under the age of 3 that meets all the state and federal safety codes; provided further, that notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, the department shall immediately provide shelter for up to 30 days to families who appear to be eligible for such shelter based on statements provided by the family and any other information in the possession of the department, but who need additional time to obtain any third-party verifications reasonably required by the department; provided further, that shelter benefits received under the preceding proviso shall not render a family ineligible under any regulation providing that families who previously received shelter are ineligible for shelter benefits for a period of 12 months; provided further, that families receiving such shelter benefits who are found not to be eligible for continuing shelter benefits shall be eligible for aid pending a timely appeal under chapter 23B of the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall not impose unreasonable requirements for third-party ver