Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-104

JUD 104

Collection of Delinquent Legal Fees

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, deMacedo, Fattman and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following new section:-

“SECTION__.  Section 9 of Chapter 211D of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, after subsection (i), the following subsection:-

(j) The clerk of the court shall submit a quarterly report to MassHealth, the department of transitional assistance and the registry of motor vehicles detailing the amount of any unresolved counsel fees owed by persons for whom counsel was appointed under this chapter. Said fees shall be considered by MassHealth and the department of transitional assistance as financial benefits to be repaid pursuant to section 22 of chapter 118E and section 5G of chapter 18. The registry of motor vehicles shall not issue or renew a person's driver's license or motor vehicle registration for any vehicle subsequently purchased by such person until it receives notification from the clerk of the court that the fee has been resolved.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-105

JUD 105

Clerk of Courts

Mr. Rush and Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

“SECTION __. Chapter 221 of the Generals Laws, as appearing in the 2010 Official Edition,  is hereby amended in section 7 by striking out the following words:- ‘of the several counties except Suffolk’”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-106

JUD 106

Social Law Library

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0321-2205, by striking out the figure "1,743,627" and inserting in place thereof the figure "1,961,736"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-107

JUD 107

Maintenance Funding for Probation Programs

Messrs. Donnelly and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0339-1001, by striking out the figures "$132,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "$136,507,779".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-108

JUD 108

Mental Health Courts

Messrs. Donnelly, Eldridge, Moore and Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0330-0601, by adding at the end thereof the following:-

"provided further that the trial court shall maintain the same level of mental health courts operating during Fiscal Year 2015 and that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended to expand new mental health courts in un-served districts”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$3,229,651" and inserting in place thereof the figures:- "$4,729,651".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-110

JUD 110

Prisoners' Legal Services

Messrs. Brownsberger, Eldridge and Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0321-2100, by striking out the figure “1,209,696” and inserting in place thereof the figure “1,374,683”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-111

JUD 111

Private Bar Counsel Rates

Mr. Brownsberger and Mrs. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following new sections:-

Section X. Subsection (a) of section 11 of chapter 211D of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the words, “for district court cases and children in need of services cases the rate of compensation shall be $50 per hour; for children and family law cases, care and protection cases,” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

“for district court cases and children in need of services cases the rate of compensation shall be $55 per hour; for children and family law cases and care and protection cases the rate of compensation shall be $60 per hour; for”

Section XX. Section X shall take effect on April 1, 2016.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-112-R1

Redraft JUD 112

Reactivation of Civil Infraction Commission

Mr. Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 104 the following section:-

“Section 104A.  The members of the permanent commission established in section 6 of chapter 54 of the acts of 2005 to study and analyze the imposition of civil penalties on certain offenses in the commonwealth shall convene not later than September 1, 2015. The commission shall file its annual report detailing its work and findings, including any legislative recommendations not later than December 31, 2015.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-113

JUD 113

Change to the CPCS Staff Attorney Percentage Mandate

Mr. Brownsberger and Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0321-1500, by striking out the words “25 per cent” and inserting in place thereof the words "15 per cent".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-114

JUD 114

Massachusetts Appeals Court

Mr. Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0322-0100, by striking out the figure "$12,626,326" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$13,498,602".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-115-R2

2nd Redraft JUD 115

Expansion of the Housing Court

Messrs. Brownsberger, Eldridge, Lewis, deMacedo, Joyce, Keenan, Rush and Wolf moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 53 the following 5 sections:-

“SECTION 53A. Section 1 of chapter 185C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The housing court department, established in section 1 of chapter 211B, shall be composed of: (i) a western division consisting of the municipalities in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties; (ii) a central division consisting of the municipalities in Worcester county and the municipalities of Ashland, Framingham, Hudson, Holliston, Hopkinton, Marlborough, Natick, Sudbury, Wayland and Sherborn; (iii) a northeastern division consisting of the municipalities in Essex county and the municipalities of Acton, Ashby, Ayer, Bedford, Billerica, Boxborough, Burlington, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Dracut, Dunstable, Everett, Groton, Lexington, Lincoln, Littleton, Lowell, Malden, Maynard, Melrose, North Reading, Pepperell, Reading, Shirley, Stoneham, Stow, Tewksbury, Townsend, Tyngsborough, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Westford, Weston, Wilmington, Winchester and Woburn and the jurisdiction known as Devens established in chapter 498 of the acts of 1993; (iv) a southeastern division consisting of the municipalities in Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes and Nantucket counties and the municipalities of Carver, Duxbury, Halifax, Hanson, Hanover, Hingham, Hull, Kingston, Lakeville, Marion, Marshfield, Mattapoisett, Middleborough, Norwell, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rochester, Rockland, Scituate and Wareham; (v) a metro south division consisting of the municipalities in Norfolk county, except Brookline, and the municipalities of Abington, Bridgewater, Brockton, East Bridgewater, West Bridgewater and Whitman; and (vi) an eastern division consisting of the municipalities in Suffolk county and the municipalities of Arlington, Belmont, Brookline, Cambridge, Medford, Newton and Somerville .

SECTION 53B. Section 4 of said chapter 185C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second to fifth paragraphs, inclusive, and inserting in the place thereof the following 5 paragraphs:-

The eastern division of the housing court department shall hold at least 1 sitting each week in Suffolk county and at least 1 sitting each week in Middlesex county. The court, with the consent of the chief justice of the trial court, shall also sit in any other courthouse facilities as the chief justice of the housing court department may consider expedient or convenient.

The central division of the housing court department shall hold at least 1 sitting each week in the city of Worcester, at least 1 sitting each week in Middlesex county, at least 1 sitting each week in northern Worcester county and at least 1 sitting each week in Southern Worcester county. The court, with the consent of the chief justice of the trial court, shall also sit in any other courthouse facilities as the chief justice of the housing court department may consider expedient or convenient.

The northeastern division of the housing court department shall hold at least 2 sittings each week in Essex county and at least 2 sittings each week in Middlesex county. The court, with the consent of the chief justice of the trial court, shall also sit in any other courthouse facilities as the chief justice of the housing court department may consider expedient or convenient.

The southeastern division of the housing court department shall hold at least 3 sittings each week in Bristol county, at least 1 sitting each week in Plymouth county and at least 1 sitting each week in Barnstable county. The court, with the consent of the chief justice of the trial court, shall also sit in such other courthouse facilities as the chief justice of the housing court department may consider expedient or convenient.

The metro south division of the housing court department shall hold at least 1 sitting each week in Norfolk county and at least 1 sitting each week in Plymouth county. The court, with the consent of the chief justice of the trial court, shall also sit in any other courthouse facilities as the chief justice of the housing court department may consider expedient or convenient.

SECTION 53C.  Section 8 of said chapter 185C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- There shall be 2 justices appointed for the western division, 2 justices appointed for the central division, 2 justices appointed for the northeastern division, 2 justices appointed for the metro south division, 2 justices appointed for the southeastern division, 2 justices appointed for the eastern division and 3 circuit justices who shall sit in any of the divisions as determined by the chief justice of the housing court department.

SECTION 53D.  Section 1 of chapter 211B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 7, the figure “378” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 383.

SECTION 53E.  Section 2 of said chapter 211B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the figure “10” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 15.”; and

in section 108, by inserting after the figure “37” the following words:- “53A to 53E, inclusive”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-117

JUD 117

Elimination of Probation Fees

Mr. Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following new section:-

SECTION XX. Section 87A of Chapter 276 of the General Laws is hereby amended by deleting the second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth paragraphs thereof.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-119

JUD 119

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Barrett and McGee, Ms. Forry, Messrs. Brownsberger and Eldridge, Ms. Lovely and Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0940-0100, by striking out the figure “ 2,898,657” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “3,058,237”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-120-R3

3rd Redraft JUD 120

Court Records Retention

Mr. Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 53 the following 3 sections:-

“SECTION 53A.  Section 27A of chapter 221 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 10, the word “twenty” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 10.

SECTION 53B.  Said section 27A of said chapter 221, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 13, the word “twenty” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 10.

SECTION 53C.  Said section 27A of said chapter 221, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 31 and 32, the words “and in the case of a district court, without an order of the standing justice of such district court.”; and

by inserting after section 104 the following section:-

“SECTION 104A.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, not later than January  4, 2016, the court administrator of the trial court shall file a report with the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing a plan to implement a system to provide civil and criminal case information on the internet to make courts more accessible to the general public which shall identify, without limitation, a timeline with specific targeted dates for implementation and a process to provide the general public with access to basic docket information on active civil and criminal cases. In the development of this plan, the court administrator shall take into consideration the principles provided by the justices of the supreme judicial court in the Policy Statement by the Justices of the Supreme Judicial Court Concerning Publication of Court Case Information on the Web, dated May, 2003, or any successive statement taking into account necessary amendments according to chapter 256 of the acts of 2010.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-121

JUD 121

Special Prosecutor for the Health Connector

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, deMacedo, Moore and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0810-0061, by inserting after the word "Commonwealth"  the following:-

",provided that the attorney general shall appoint a Special Prosecutor to seek recovery, and where appropriate, criminal penalties for any  and all culpable acts relating to the development, operation and promotion of any and all websites, internet and electronic programs, and exchange programs by the Commonwealth Connector, so called, provided further, that said prosecutor shall collaborate with the Inspector General, the Auditor, the Secretary of Administration and Finance, and any other necessary entities of state government in carrying out these tasks, provided further, that the special prosecutor may refer particular matters to the other divisions of the Office of the Attorney General, and provided further, that said special prosecutor shall file a report, to the extent that it does not interfere with or jeopardize ongoing investigation, summarizing its operations not later than May 15,2016."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-122

JUD 122

Eastern Hampshire Assistant Clerks

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 53 the following 2 sections:-

 

“SECTION 53A. Section 10 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 19, the words “district court of eastern Hampshire;”.

SECTION 53B. Said section 10 of said chapter 218, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “Middlesex;” in line 36, the following words:- district court of eastern Hampshire;.”


SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1944

Text of amendment (124) (offered by Senator Montigny et al) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2016 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

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

_______________

In the One Hundred and Eighty-Ninth General Court
(2015-2016)

_______________

 

by inserting after section ___, the following 8 sections:-

"SECTION __.  Section 12 of chapter 120 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure ‘265’, in line 19, the following words:- ; or trafficking of persons for sexual servitude in violation of subsection (a) of section 50 of said chapter 265; or trafficking of persons for sexual servitude upon a person under 18 years of age in violation of subsection (b) of said section 50 of said chapter 265.             

SECTION __.  The first paragraph of section 90A of chapter 127 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 12, the words ‘or section twenty-six’ and inserting in place thereof the following words:- , section 26 or section 50.

SECTION __.  Said chapter 276 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 87A the following section:-

Section 87B . (a) Subject to appropriation, a court may, prior to the disposition of a defendant, divert the defendant charged with a first offense of section 8 or subsection (a) or (b) of section 53A of chapter 272 to a first offender prostitution solicitation program. The court shall continue the matter while the defendant fulfills the requirements of the program and retain jurisdiction pending the defendant’s successful completion of the program.

(b) The court shall determine if the defendant is eligible to participate in the first offender prostitution prevention program established pursuant to this section. The defendant shall not be eligible if the court determines that:

   (i) the defendant was convicted or admitted to sufficient facts to a previous violation of section 8 or 53A of chapter 272 or a similar offense under the laws of another state;

   (ii) the defendant was previously admitted to a first offender prostitution prevention program under this section;

   (iii) the defendant has been charged with a violation of section said section 8 or 53A of said chapter 272 or a similar offense under the laws of another state and is awaiting adjudication of such offense;

   (iv) the defendant has been charged with, convicted of or admitted to sufficient facts to a violation of section 50 or 51 of chapter 265; or

   (v) the defendant is a registered sex offender under chapter 6 or under the laws of another jurisdiction.

(c) A first offender prostitution solicitation program shall, at a minimum:

   (i) provide each participant with information, counseling and services relating to:

      (A) the negative impact of commercial sex and sex trafficking on victims;

      (B) the negative impact of commercial sex and sex trafficking on communities;

      (C) the health risks involved in prostitution, including the risk of sexually transmitted diseases and issues relating to mental health, substance abuse and sexual addiction;

      (D) the legal consequence to the defendant; and

      (E) classroom instruction related to the prevention of prostitution and organized crime and the sex industry;

   (ii) employ persons or solicit volunteers that may include, but shall not be limited to:

      (A) health care professionals;

      (B) psychologists;

      (C) licensed social workers or counselors;

      (D) former prostitutes;

      (E) members of a neighborhood association or community that is adversely affected by the commercial sex trade or trafficking of persons; or

      (F) employees of a nongovernmental organization specializing in advocacy on laws related to sex trafficking or human trafficking or in providing services to victims of those offenses;

   (iii) establish and publish local procedures to promote maximum participation of eligible defendants in programs established in the county or municipality in which such defendant reside; 

   (iv) allow a participant to withdraw from the program at any time before a trial on the merits has been initiated; and

   (v) certify to the court that the defendant has successfully completed the requirements of the program, has failed to complete the program or has withdrawn from the program.

(d) Upon successful completion of the program, the court shall dismiss the charge against the defendant. Upon dismissal, the court may ordered the record of the defendant sealed.

(e) The court shall assess a fee of $750 for participation in the first offender prostitution solicitation program. The court shall not waive the fee but may reduce the fee based on a determination by probation that the defendant cannot pay the entire fee. The fee shall be distributed as follows:

   (i) 1/3 shall be transferred to the nonprofit organization certified by the commissioner of probation to conduct the program;

   (ii) 1/3 shall be transferred to the Human Trafficking Trust Fund established in section 66A of chapter 10; and

   (iii) 1/3 shall be transferred to the police department responsible for the arrest of the defendant.

(f) The commissioner of probation shall, in consultation with the chair of the anti-human trafficking task force, review each organization that operates a first offender prostitution solicitation program and shall certify that the program is operating under the requirements of subsection (c). The commissioner shall notify the administrative office of the trial court of all programs receiving such certification. Only programs certified by the commissioner shall qualify to operate a program under this section. The commissioner, at the commissioner's discretion, may decertify a program for good cause at any time and the commissioner shall notify the administrative office of the trial court of such decertification.

SECTION __. Subject to appropriation, the executive office of health and human services shall establish a pilot program supporting existing and creating new human trafficking safe houses to meet the unique needs of adult human trafficking victims.  The department of youth services, in consultation with the department of children and families, shall establish a pilot program supporting existing and creating new human trafficking safe houses to meet the unique needs of child human trafficking victims. Under the pilot programs, the executive office of health and human services and the department of youth services shall develop and issue requests for proposals for the support and establishment of safe houses. Safe houses shall use the comprehensive services model which shall include, but not be limited to, intake assessment, intensive case management administered by trauma-trained-staff, shelter and housing, sustenance, healthcare, mental health services, dentistry, interpreter or translator services, substance abuse treatment, training on human rights and services,  literacy training, job training, life skills, employment assistance, transportation, 24-hour response, 24-hour security on the premises and legal services. Such services shall take into account the age, gender and special needs of the victims and the victim’s dependent children, if any.

SECTION __. (a) The executive office of public safety and security and the executive office of health and human services shall, in cooperation with other appropriate authorities: (i) coordinate the collection and sharing of human trafficking data among government agencies; provided, however, that such data shall respect the privacy of victims of human trafficking; and (ii) coordinate strategies and make recommendations for law enforcement to share information for the purposes of detecting individuals and groups engaged in human trafficking. The executive offices shall also periodically publish statistical data on human trafficking. The executive offices shall also establish a human trafficking definition for data collection purposes and establish screening tools and guidelines to assist in identifying victims.     

(b) The executive office of public safety and security and the executive office of health of human services shall elicit the cooperation and assistance of other government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other non-government organizations as appropriate to assist in the data collection required under paragraph (a) of this section.

(c) district attorney’s in each county of the commonwealth shall designate a human trafficking case coordinator who shall be responsible to  make best efforts to collect information and submit to the executive office of public safety and executive office of health and human services in quarterly intervals relevant information to tracking progress on human trafficking, including but not limited to:

   (i) numbers of investigations, arrests, prosecutions and successful convictions of human traffickers and those committing human trafficking-related crimes;

   (ii) the estimated number and characteristics of persons engaged in violations of human

trafficking offenses and the number of persons who purchase or receive commercial sex acts or sexually-explicit performances, labor or services performed by victims of human trafficking;

   (iii) statistics on the number and characteristics of victims of human trafficking, including nationality, age, method of recruitment and city, state and country of origin;

   (iv) human trafficking routes and patterns if transportation took place; and

   (v) social and economic factors that contribute to and foster the demand for all forms of exploitation of persons that leads to human trafficking.

(d) The executive office of public safety, in conjunction with the executive office of health and human services, shall establish and maintain a web portal to disseminate information regarding human trafficking violations and a clearinghouse of information for victims of human trafficking.

(e) Subject to appropriation, the executive office of public safety and security, in conjunction with the executive office of health and human services, shall support usage of the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline, 1-888-373-7888, and its text number, BeFree or 233733, to report crimes of human trafficking and to provide confidential information to:

   (i) provide a call referral map for the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline;

   (ii) maintain regular coordination among the referral providers on the map; and

   (iii) develop and issue requests for proposals to support the hotline-related activities of the providers on the map.

SECTION __. (a) The executive office of public safety and security shall provide mandatory training for law enforcement agencies, prosecutors, public defenders, judges, juvenile detention center staff and others involved in the juvenile justice system and criminal justice system and to any other relevant officials in addressing human trafficking. Training shall include screening and data collection protocols.

(b) The training shall focus on:

   (i) human trafficking offenses;

   (ii) methods used in identifying United States citizen and foreign national victims of human trafficking, including preliminary interview techniques and appropriate questioning methods;

   (iii) methods for prosecuting human traffickers;

   (iv) methods for increasing effective collaboration with nongovernmental organizations and other relevant social service organizations in the course of investigating and prosecuting a human trafficking case;

   (v) methods for protecting the rights of victims of human trafficking, taking into account the need to consider human rights and special needs of women and minor victims;

   (vi) the necessity of treating victims of human trafficking as crime victims rather than criminals; and

   (vii) methods for promoting the safety of victims of human trafficking.

(c) The executive office of public safety and security shall seek the input and participation of appropriate nongovernmental organizations and other relevant organizations in the preparation and presentation of the training required pursuant to this section.

(d) The executive office of education shall develop and implement mandatory educational training for educators in kindergarten through grade 12 which would assist in identifying human trafficking victims and the appropriate actions to be undertaken when such victims have been identified.  The executive office shall also develop a parent guide and teacher training material on internet safety and methods of preventing the exploitation of minors over the internet. 

(e) The department of public health shall develop and implement mandatory training for all health care professionals who are mandated reporters to assist in identifying human trafficking victims and the appropriate actions to be undertaken when such victims have been identified.

SECTION __. (a) The executive office of health and human services, in cooperation with executive office of public safety and security and any other appropriate governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations, shall prepare public awareness programs designed to educate potential victims of human trafficking and their families on the risks of victimization. The public awareness programs shall include, but not be limited to:

   (i) information about the risks of becoming a victim of human trafficking, including information about common recruitment techniques, use of debt bondage and other coercive tactics, risk of maltreatment, rape, exposure to HIV/AIDS and other sexually-transmitted diseases and the psychological harm related to victimization in human trafficking cases;

   (ii) information about the risks of engaging in commercial sex and possible punishment;

   (iii) information about victims’ rights under state and federal laws;

   (iv) methods for reporting suspected recruitment activities, including information on relevant hotlines; and

   (v) information on the types of services available to victims of human trafficking and how to access such services, including information on relevant hotlines, such as the National Human Trafficking Resource Center hotline.

(b) The executive office of health and human services, in cooperation with other appropriate government agencies and nongovernmental organizations, shall prepare and disseminate general public awareness materials to educate the public on the extent of human trafficking of both United States citizens and foreign nationals within the United States, to discourage the demand that fosters the exploitation of persons and that leads to human trafficking.

(c) General public awareness materials may include information on the impact of human trafficking on individual victims, whether United States citizens or foreign nationals, aggregate information on human trafficking worldwide and domestically and warnings of the criminal consequences of engaging in human trafficking. Such materials may include pamphlets, brochures, posters, advertisements in mass media and any other appropriate media.

(d) Programs and materials described in this section shall preserve the privacy of the victim and the victim’s family.

(e) All public awareness programs shall be evaluated periodically to ensure their effectiveness.

SECTION __. (a) The executive office of public safety and security shall create a public awareness sign poster of not less than 8.5 x 11 inches in size that states:

‘If you or someone you know is being forced to engage in any activity and cannot leave, whether it is commercial sex, housework, farm work or any other activity, call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline at 1-888-373-7888 to access help and services. Victims of human trafficking are protected under state and federal laws.  The hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, toll-free, operated by a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization.  It is anonymous and confidential, accessible in 170 languages, able to provide help, referral to services, training and general information.’

(b)  The Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall display public awareness signs in every transportation station, rest area and welcome center that is open to the public.

(c)  A public awareness sign shall be displayed at the following locations in a place that is clearly conspicuous and visible to employees:

   (i) adult entertainment facilities and any other sexually-oriented business;

   (ii) entities found to be a nuisance for prostitution under section 4 of chapter 139 of the General Laws;

   (iii) entities licensed as massage parlors;

   (iv)  job recruitment centers;

   (v) hospitals; and

   (vi) emergency care providers."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-125

JUD 125

Worcester Registry of Deeds

Ms. Chandler, Mr. Moore and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0540-2100, by striking out the figure " 2,193,347" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "2,233,096".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-126-R1

Redraft JUD 126

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation (MLAC)

Ms. Creem, Ms. Forry, Messrs. Eldridge, Montigny, Joyce, McGee and Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0321-1600, by striking out the figure "15,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "17,100,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-127-R3

3rd Redraft JUD 127

Development of Pre-Trial Actuarial Risk Assessment Tool

Mr. Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0339-1001, by striking out the words "that not less than $130,000 shall be expended for a pre-trial probation pilot program to reduce reliance on pre-trial incarceration; and provided further, that the office shall submit a report no later than March 1, 2016 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) methods and resources used to research potential pre-trial probation programs; (ii) programs researched for pre-trial probation; (iii) cost analysis of implementing researched programs; and (iv) recommendations for implementation of programs" and inserting in place thereof "that not less than $312,500 shall be expended for the research and development of a statistically valid pre-trial risk assessment tool to inform pre-adjudication decision-making with regard to detention, release on personal recognizance or release under conditions of criminal defendants before the adult trial courts; provided further, that these funds will be used to develop process documentation, training materials and costs of piloting of its implementation in several divisions of the Trial Court; and provided further, that these funds shall be made available as of April 1, 2016";

 

and by striking out the figure "$132,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$132,312,500".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-128

JUD 128

Springfield Drug Court

Messrs. Lesser, Welch and Downing moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0330-0601, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the creation of a drug court in the city of Springfield;” and in said item, by striking out the figure “$3,229,651” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$3,729,651”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-129

JUD 129

Specialty Courts

Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Eldridge and Lesser, Ms. Forry and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0330-0601, by striking out the figure “$3,229,651” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,000,000”.