HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 3716 FILED ON: 5/9/2011
HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . No. 3437
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
In the Year Two Thousand Eleven
AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2011 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS.
Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to make supplemental appropriations for fiscal year 2011 and to make certain changes in law, each of which is immediately necessary to carry out those appropriations or to accomplish other important public purposes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, therefore, it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
To provide for supplementing certain items in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2011, the sums set forth in section 2 are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this act or in those appropriation acts, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act or in those appropriation acts, and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2011. These sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items.
Committee for Public Counsel Services
EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE
Department of Revenue
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 100 %
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Department of Transitional Assistance
EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
SECTION 3. Section 2 of chapter 131 of the acts of 2010 is hereby amended by striking item 0610-2000 and inserting in place thereof the following item:
0610-2000 For payments made to veterans pursuant to section 16 of chapter 130 of the acts of 2005; provided, that the office of the state treasurer may expend not more than $205,000 for costs incurred in the administration of these payments; and provided further, that the treasurer shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the expenditure of the funds appropriated herein $3,155,604
SECTION 4. Item 1232-0100 of said section 2 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert and shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2012.
SECTION 5. Item 1599-1027 of said section 2 of said chapter 131 is hereby amended by adding, the following words:- ; provided, that any unexpended funding made available under this item shall not revert and shall be available for expenditure until June 30, 2012.
SECTION 6. To the extent that any provision of chapter 25 of the acts of 2009 conflicts with a term of the Master Labor Integration Agreement, in this section called the agreement, executed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation on or about December 29, 2010, or any agreement between the department and labor organizations representing employees transferred to the department executed between November 1, 2009, and the execution of the agreement, then the terms of the agreement or such other agreement shall prevail over such provision of chapter 25. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may recognize and negotiate with the exclusive bargaining unit representative identified in the agreement pursuant to chapter 150E of the General Laws for the units established in the agreement. Nothing in this section shall amend, modify or render ineffective any other applicable general law.