Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-143

GOV 143

Spending Control

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _ the following section:-


Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any executive branch agency which, in fiscal year 2013, had its spending reduced by 1 per cent under authority of chapter 29, section 9C of the General Laws; any office or department that does not report to the governor which reduced its spending in fiscal year 2013 by 1 per cent; the office of the state comptroller; the center for health information and analysis; the house of representatives; the state senate; theĀ  joint legislative account; the state ethics commission; the office of campaign and political finance; the commission on the status of women; the victim and witness assistance board; the disabled persons protection commission; the Massachusetts cultural council; and Massachusetts commission against discrimination, shall reduce the amount appropriated for fiscal year 2014 by 1.5 per cent, provided that the reduction may be within any item of appropriation.