Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-327

ECO 327

Old Sturbridge Village Appropriations

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following: “; provided further, that $165,000 shall be expended for Old Sturbridge Village in the Town of Sturbridge.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-328

ECO 328

Manufacturing Pilot Program

Messrs. Lesser, Humason and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0020, by striking out the figure "945,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "1,445,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-329-R1

Redraft ECO 329

Charlton Planning Grant

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following: “provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended as a planning grant to the town of Charlton;”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$7,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$7,530,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-330

ECO 330

Providing a safe harbor for contractors of services

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 1. Section 148B of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the paragraph designation “(a)” in line 1, the following numeral:-  (1)

Section 2.  Said section 148B of said chapter 149, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “performed.”, in line 11, the following words:- (a)(2) An individual who has pre-registered as a payroll-taxpaying entity with the Department of Revenue and has attested that said registration is being provided “voluntarily and free from coercion by any person or entity” shall be considered to have satisfied test (2) in (a)(1) above if the contract for work:

(1) Provides compensation that equals or exceeds $30 per hour, or $1,200 per week, or $5,160 per month, or

(2) Involves either: a) the provision of services requiring professional certification or licensure and the individual possesses such certification or licensure; or b) conducting business in a franchise relationship subject to the rules and regulations of the Federal Trade Commission, and the relationship complies with those rules and regulations, or

(3) Provides for work that by occupational definition consistently requires any of the following: (a) exercise of discretion and independent judgment with respect to matters of significance; (b) advanced knowledge in a field of science or learning; or (c) invention, imagination, intellect, creativity, originality, or talent in a recognized field or artistic or creative endeavor, or

(4) Grants the individual either ownership of or copyright to the work product.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-331

ECO 331

Rural Policy Commission

Messrs. Wolf, Downing, Eldridge and deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following new section:

Section XX.  Chapter 23A of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 66. (a) There shall be within the executive office of housing and economic development, but not subject to the supervision or control of the executive office, a rural policy advisory commission. The mission of the commission shall be to enhance the economic vitality of rural communities, defined as municipalities with a population density of less than 500 persons per square mile, and to advance the health and well-being of rural residents.

(b) The commission shall consist of the following 15 members: the speaker of the house of representatives, ex officio, or a designee; the president of the senate, ex officio, or a designee; the secretary of housing and economic development, ex officio, or a designee; 1 person appointed by the governor from the Berkshire regional planning commission, the Cape Cod commission, the central Massachusetts regional planning commission, the Franklin regional council of governments, the Martha’s Vineyard commission, the Montachusett regional planning commission, the Nantucket planning and economic development commission and Pioneer valley planning commission; 4 other persons appointed by the governor. Commission members shall be persons with a demonstrated interest and experience in advancing the interests of rural residents.

(c) Members of the commission may serve a maximum of 3 consecutive 3 year terms. Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term. The commission shall elect from among its members a chair, a vice chair, a treasurer and any other officers it deems necessary. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be reimbursed for any usual and customary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. Members shall be considered special state employees for the purposes of chapter 268A.

(d) The commission shall serve as a research body for issues critical to the welfare and vitality of rural communities. In furtherance of that responsibility, the commission shall: (i) study, review and report on the status of rural communities and residents in the commonwealth; (ii) advise the legislative and executive bodies of the impact of existing and proposed state laws, policies and regulations on rural communities; (iii) advance legislative and policy solutions that address rural needs; (iv) advocate to ensure that rural communities receive a fair share of state investment; (v) promote collaboration among rural communities to improve efficiency in delivery of services; and (vi) develop and support new leadership in rural communities. The executive office of housing and economic development shall provide the commission with adequate office space as well any research, analysis or other staff support that the commission reasonably requires.

(e) The commission shall meet on a quarterly basis at the discretion of the chair. Meeting locations shall rotate between Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands, central Massachusetts, and western Massachusetts. Meetings shall be open to the public in accordance with sections 18 to 25, inclusive, of chapter 30A.

(f) The commission may accept and solicit funds, including any gifts, donations, grants or bequests or any federal funds, for any of the purposes of this section. Such funds shall be deposited in a separate account with the state treasurer, be received by said treasurer on behalf of the commonwealth, and be expended by the commission in accordance with law.

(g) The commission shall annually, on or before June 2, report the results of its findings and activities of the preceding year and its recommendations to the governor and to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives who shall forward the same to the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-332-R1

Redraft ECO 332

Hyannis Day Center for Homeless Individuals

Mr. Wolf moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0102, by adding the end thereof the following:  "provided further, that $150,000 be provided to the Housing Assistance Corporation of Cape Cod for the purpose of operating a day center in Hyannis to provide services to homeless individuals in collaboration with the NOAH Shelter, Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, Barnstable Police Department, and Duffy Healthcare Center” and in said item by striking out the figure “$44,700,000” and inserting in place thereof “44,850,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-333

ECO 333

Last Mile Broadband Grant

Mr. Wolf moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding at the end the following: “provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a Last Mile Broadband planning grant for broadband service from the town of Edgartown to the island of Chappaquiddick”; and in said item by striking out the figures “$1,381,814” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$1,431,814”.  


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-334-R1

Redraft ECO 334

Martha's Vineyard homelessness services

Mr. Wolf moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding at the end the following: “provided further that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for a caseworker position under the Housing Assistance Corporation in Hyannis to assist residents of Martha’s Vineyard who are homeless or at risk for homelessness” and in said item by striking out the figure “7,902,360” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “7,947,360.”  


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-335

ECO 335

Housing Consumer Education Centers

Mr. Wolf, Ms. Forry, Messrs. Lewis, Moore and Lesser, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Eldridge and Welch, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mrs. L'Italien and Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-3036, by striking out the figure “$1,741,922” and inserting in place thereof the figure of “2,641,992”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-337

ECO 337

Battleship Cove 50th Anniversary Commemoration

Mr. Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following:- "provided further, that no less than $75,000 shall be expended for educational, recreational, and ceremonial programs that will constitute the commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Battleship Cove and the USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Inc., in August 2015."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-338

ECO 338

Mendon Public Library Energy Efficiency Upgrades

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, in line 9, by inserting after the word "commonwealth" the following:-- "provided further, that no more than $50,000 shall be provided for energy efficiency upgrades at the proposed Mendon Public Library," and by striking out the figures "6,146,956" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$6,196,956."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-339-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 339

Massachusetts Centennial Program

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding; provided further that not less than $165,000 be expended for unexpected and extraordinary circumstances in the town of Douglas.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-340

ECO 340

Cultural District Mural

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after the word “tourism“ the following:- “provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the completion of the mural project in the city of Lynn’s Cultural District” and by striking the figure “$7,500,000” and placing at the end thereof the following figure “$7,525,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-341

ECO 341

District-Wide Robotics Program

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for a district-wide robotics program in the town of Saugus."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-342

ECO 342

E-Team Machinist Program

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0020, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “;provided that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the E-Team Machinist program in Lynn”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$945,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,035,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-343

ECO 343

Grand Army Museum

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after the word “commonwealth” the following: “provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Grand Army of the Republic Historical Museum in Lynn,” and by striking out the figures “$7,500,000”and placing at the end thereof the figures “$7,600,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-345

ECO 345

Public Safety Upgrades Along Route 129 in Swampscott

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following: "Provided that no less than $125,000 shall be expended for safety upgrades and repairs along Route 129 on the Lynn border in the town of Swampscott."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-346

ECO 346

Russian Community

Messrs. McGee, Brownsberger and Welch and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following: “provided further, that no less than $90,000 shall be expended for the Russian Community Association of Massachusetts Inc.” and in said item by striking the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$7,590,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-347

ECO 347

Perry Auditorium Gardner

Ms. Flanagan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided that $325,000 be expended for the restoration of Perry Auditorium at Gardner City Hall”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “7,825,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-348

ECO 348

Gateway Cities

Ms. Flanagan and Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended By inserting, after section ___, the following new section: -

SECTION __: Section 3A of chapter 23A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking, in line 139, the figure “35,000” and inserting in place thereof the following: - “20,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-349-R1

Redraft ECO 349

Microlending

Ms. Flanagan, Mr. Eldridge and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7007-0800 the following item: “7007-0801 For microlending grants of up to $100,000 which shall be issued to established community development financial institutions and community advantage lenders making direct microenterprise and small business loans to borrowers on a regional basis, and providing technical assistance to applicants and borrowers in order to foster business establishment and success; provided, that the funds shall be used to support the eligible organization's lending and technical assistance activities; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be granted to the North Central Massachusetts region for these purposes…… $100,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-350

ECO 350

Fitchburg 250th Anniversary

Ms. Flanagan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the 250th Anniversary of the city of Fitchburg”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “7,525,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-351

ECO 351

Devens Impact Study

Ms. Flanagan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to study the impact of the redevelopment of Devens on surrounding communities”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “7,600,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-352

ECO 352

100th/275th Anniversary of Leominster

Ms. Flanagan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, By adding at the end thereof the following: “provided that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Leominster’s 100th anniversary as a city and 275th anniversary as a town”;  and in said item, by striking out the figures “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “7,525,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-353

ECO 353

Quincy Asian Resources

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:-

“; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. in the City of Quincy”, and in said item by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,600,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-354

ECO 354

Germantown Neighborhood Center

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:-

“; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Germantown Neighborhood Center in the city of Quincy”, and in said item by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,550,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-355

ECO 355

Joint Labor Management Committee

Mr. Donnelly moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Joint Labor Management Committee for Municipal Police and Fire".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-356

ECO 356

RAFT Funding

Messrs. Donnelly, Eldridge, Moore and Lesser, Ms. Gobi, Mrs. L'Italien, Ms. Lovely and Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9316, by striking out the figure "$12,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$13,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-357

ECO 357

Holbrook Facility

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding at the end thereof the following:-

"; and provided further, that the town of Holbrook shall receive not less than the amount appropriated in Chapter 139 of the Acts of 2012 for a one-time community action grant"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-358

ECO 358

World is Our Classroom

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for World is Our Classroom, Inc. serving the towns of Holyoke, Westfield, Chicopee and Greenfield"; and in said item, by striking out the figures "7,902,360" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "7,977,360"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-359

ECO 359

Wonderful Westfield on the Weekends

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for Westfield on Weekends, Inc."; and in said item, by striking out the figures "7,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "7,515,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-361

ECO 361

Local Tourism Councils

Messrs. Humason and Tarr, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. deMacedo and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1000, by striking out the figure “$5,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,900,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-363-R1

Redraft ECO 363

Business Registration Process

Messrs. Moore and Ross and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section 105, the following new section:-

“SECTION 105A. There shall be a special commission to study the feasibility of improving state agency information sharing capabilities to facilitate new business registration. The commission shall consist of the following members or their designee: (i) the commonwealth’s chief information officer who shall serve as a co-chair;  (ii) the commissioner of revenue who shall serve as a co-chair; (iii) the secretary of administration and finance; (iv) the secretary of the commonwealth; (v) the attorney general; (vi) the treasurer; (vii) the auditor; (viii) the secretary of health and human services; (ix) the secretary of energy and environmental affairs; (x) the secretary of housing and economic development; (xi) the secretary of labor and workforce development; (xii) the secretary of transportation; (xiii) the secretary of education; (xiv) 3 individuals appointed by the governor, 2 of whom shall be a specialist in the field of information technology; (xv) the president of the senate; (xvi) the speaker of the house of representatives; (xvii) the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight; (xviii) the minority leader of the senate; and (xix)the minority leader of the house of representatives. The commission shall make a comprehensive study of the feasibility of improving information sharing capabilities to address duplicative processes and streamline services to simplify new business registrations, particularly for small businesses. The commission shall review each agencies requirements for new business to evaluate duplicative, burdensome and unnecessary processes. The study shall also include a financial analysis of the implementation of new technology or upgrades to existing technology undertaken to facilitate new business registration.

The commission shall file a report of its findings and recommendations, if any, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry out the recommendations, with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the chairs of the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight, the chairs of the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 31, 2015.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-364-R1

Redraft ECO 364

Grass Hill in Millbury

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by inserting after the word “Ashland;” the following:- provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements and historic renovations in the town of Millbury; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$8,530,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$8,595,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-365

ECO 365

Mass Biomedical Initiatives

Mr. Moore and Ms. Chandler moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after 7007-0300 the following item:

“7007-0500  For the operation and maintenance of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Institute for the commercialization of new, academic-based research and development and raising the scientific awareness of the communities of the commonwealth.....$250,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-366

ECO 366

South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corporation

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by inserting after the words "security requirements” the following: "provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corporation;” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$7,902,360” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$7,952,360”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-367

ECO 367

Upton Salt Remediation

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after the word “championships;” the following:- provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended as a grant to the town of Upton; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$7,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$7,525,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-368

ECO 368

Water Submetering

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section ___, following new section:

“SECTION ______.  (A)Subsection (a) of section 22 of Chapter 186 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking the definition, ‘water company’, and replacing it with the following new definition:-

‘water company’, a company, as defined in section 1 of chapter 165 or a municipal utility or any other waterworks system owned, leased, maintained, operated, managed or controlled by any unit of local government under any general or special law, which company, utility or system supplies water to a landlord through metered measurement. Water company shall also include companies that lease, operate, maintain, treat, monitor and/or test private septic systems or private water wells. Any landlord imposing charges on tenants or otherwise engaging in any activity permitted under this section shall not be deemed thereby to be functioning as a water company as defined herein or to be subject to any laws or regulations regulating any such company.

(B)Subsection (c) of said section 22 of Chapter 186 is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following:-

If a landlord who is not the original owner when submetering began cannot locate the original certificate after a good faith effort he may verify such certification by filing a new form prior to January 1, 2017 and such certification shall apply as though it was obtained prior to the installation of the submeters.  Any landlord that purchases a building shall have one year after the date of purchase to obtain verification of such certification (which, if an original certificate cannot be located after a good faith effort, may be done by filing a new form) and such certification shall apply as though it was obtained prior to the installation of the submeters.

(C)Subsection (g) of said section 22 of Chapter 186 is hereby amended by striking said section and replacing it with the following:-

(g)A landlord shall determine a calculated cost per unit of water consumption by dividing the total amount of any bill or invoice provided to the landlord from the water company for water usage, the customer service charge and taxes, but not including any interest for the late payment, penalty fees or other discretionary assessments or charges, for all water provided to the premises through the water company meter in that billing period, by the total amount of water consumption for the entire premises. The total amount charged separately to each submetered dwelling unit for water usage for any billing period shall not exceed such calculated cost per unit of water multiplied by the number of units of water delivered exclusively to the particular dwelling unit for the same billing period, provided that the landlord has verified that the total costs of water usage billed to all dwelling units does not exceed the total costs of water usage charged by the water company to the landlord for the same period.  In the event that a submeter read is not available, the landlord may estimate the dwelling unit consumption for no more than three consecutive months and at a consumption level no higher than 70% of the lesser of (1) the current resident’s average historical consumption; or (2) the average historical consumption of all dwelling units during the prior twelve months.”

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-369

ECO 369

Worcester Pre-Apprenticeship Program

Mr. Moore and Ms. Chandler moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to establish a program in the city of Worcester to create a pre-apprenticeship training program certified by the division of apprentice training targeting low-income, women and minority youth, or young adult populations to be matched by the city of Worcester”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$900,000“ and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “975,000“.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-370

ECO 370

Worcester Latino Elders Program

Mr. Moore and Ms. Chandler moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by adding at the end thereof the following:- ";provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for community outreach and education efforts to the Hispanic senior citizens of Worcester"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$900,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "$1,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-371-R1

Redraft ECO 371

Worcester Regional Tourism

Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi and Ms. Chandler moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section _____, the following new section:-

“SECTION _____. Section 13H of Chapter 23A, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 23, the words “Worcester County Convention and Visitors Bureau” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “Worcester Regional Tourism and Visitors Corporation”

SECTION ____.  Section 14 of chapter 23A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 11, the words “Worcester County Convention and Visitors Bureau” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Worcester Regional Tourism and Visitors Corporation.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-372

ECO 372

Arlington Community Trabajando

Mrs. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "provided further that no less than $100,000 be allocated to Arlington Community Trabajando of Lawrence for the purpose of community development initiatives, affordable housing, foreclosure prevention, first time homebuyer education, family financial literacy, business, and youth development."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-373

ECO 373

Methuen Arlington Neighborhood Inc

Mrs. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "provided further that no less than $100,000 be allocated to the Methuen Arlington Neighborhood Inc to increase and enhance entrepreneurial opportunities, neighborhood investment, revitalization activities, and self-sufficiency of low and moderate income residents of Lawrence and Methuen."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-374-R1

Redraft ECO 374

Buy Local Seafood

Messrs. Tarr, Hedlund, deMacedo and Humason and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by inserting after Section __, the following section:-

Section __. Any buy local effort included in this document shall include locally harvested seafood;


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-375-R1

Redraft ECO 375

Promoting Economic Growth in the Commonwealth

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

“SECTION _. Section 39 of chapter 63, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “$456”, in line 49, the following words:- ; provided, however, that qualifying corporations under section 38DD shall receive a credit of $456 against the excise imposed under this section.

SECTION _. Subsection (c) of section 3 of chapter 63B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first and second sentences and inserting in place thereof the following 3 sentences:— For purposes of this chapter, there shall be 4 required installments for each taxable year, except as otherwise provided by this chapter. The first installment shall be paid on or before the fifteenth day of the third month of the taxable year; the second installment shall be paid on or before the fifteenth day of the sixth month of the taxable year; the third installment shall be paid on or before the fifteenth day of the ninth month of the taxable year; and the fourth installment shall be paid on or before the fifteenth day of twelfth month of the taxable year. The amount of any installment shall be 25 per cent of the required annual payment.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-376-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 376

Plymouth 400th Anniversary

Mr. deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following:—; "provided, further, that no less than $200,000 be expended for the Plymouth 400th Inc. for the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the United States, provided that said program shall provide a matching amount of at least $200,000 in private funding;" and in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure "$7,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$7,700,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-377

ECO 377

North Reading Child Safety Grant

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided, further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for child safety grants to the town of North Reading”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-378

ECO 378

North Reading Child Safety Grant

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided, further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for child safety grants to the town of North Reading”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-379

ECO 379

Transportation for Families in Shelter

Mr. Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by inserting at the end thereof the following: - "; provided further, that no less than $100,000 be allocated for People, Incorporated, for the transportation needs and services of families being housed in hotels or motels in the towns of Swansea and Somerset"; and in said item by striking out the figures "$154,873,948" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$154,973,948".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-382-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 382

Food Trust Program

Messrs. Moore, Rodrigues and Brownsberger, Ms. Forry, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Welch, Lesser and McGee, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Lewis, Mrs. L'Italien and Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0300, by adding the following words: “; provided further, that funds may be expended for the Massachusetts food trust program established pursuant to section 65 of chapter 23A of the general laws".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-383

ECO 383

Medal of Honor Convention

Mr. Rush, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Timilty and Eldridge and Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after the word “championships” the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the Fisher House Boston for expenses associated with hosting the 2015 Medal of Honor convention."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-384

ECO 384

Defense Sector Reserve & Workforce Training

Mr. Rush, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Lesser and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0035, by striking out the figures "$350,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$700,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-385

ECO 385

Heritage Museums and Gardens Prior Appropriation Continuation

Mr. deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following:- “provided further, that any unexpended funds appropriated for road and infrastructure improvements for Heritage Museums and Gardens in the town of Sandwich in fiscal year 2015 shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 2016.".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-386

ECO 386

Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund

Messrs. Donnelly and Rodrigues, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Lewis, Lesser, McGee and Moore, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Wolf, Barrett, Humason, Kennedy and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-1075, by inserting after the words "For the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund established in section 2WWW of chapter 29 of the General Laws" the following words:-

"which may be used for workforce training strategies including but not limited to sector based training and pre-employment services, focused on underemployed and unemployed residents in the Commonwealth; provided that the funds may be used to support regional industry sector partnerships and may be used to support individual training vouchers administered to nonprofit job training providers with recognized success in providing skills training for residents, provided that job training providers shall report on trainees successful completion of the program as well as successful job placement the salary and benefits that participants receive after placement, and the cost per participant as the secretary of the executive office of labor and workforce determined";

and in said item, by striking out the figures "$2,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$5,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-387

ECO 387

Working Cities

Messrs. Humason, deMacedo, Tarr and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting, after item 7002-1075, the following item:-

“7002-1506 For competitive technical assistance grants to be administered by the executive office of housing and economic development, in coordination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, to provide multi-year support to initiatives that advance cross-sector collaboration among the public, private and non-profit sectors; provided, that, in order to qualify for funding, a project proposal shall catalyze and accelerate initiatives that create new or stronger working relationships between key institutions, agencies, organizations and businesses within municipalities with: (a) a population of greater than 35,000 and less than 250,000; (b) a median family income that is below the median of those similarly-sized municipalities; and (c) a median poverty rate that is above the median for those similarly-sized municipalities; provided further, that the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston shall identify additional program eligibility requirements; and provided further, that the private sector and other institutions shall contribute to this program an amount that is at least equal to the total state appropriation for this program …. $500,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-389-R1

Redraft ECO 389

SouthCoast Regional Network to End Homelessness

Mr. Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0102, by inserting at the end thereof the following: - “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton on behalf of the SouthCoast Regional Network to End Homelessness to facilitate regional coordination and implementation of support programs protecting families and individuals experiencing homelessness”; and in said item by striking out the figure "$44,700,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$44,750,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-390

ECO 390

Solomon Post 8819

Mr. Donnelly moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:-

“provided that not less than $50,0000 shall be expended for the Solomon Post for Veterans of Foreign Wars in the town of Billerica for environmental clean-up, mitigation costs, and other club operations";


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-391

ECO 391

Yankee Doodle Bike Path

Mr. Donnelly moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:-

"provided that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a grant to the town of Billerica for the Yankee Doodle Bike Path";


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-392

ECO 392

Southeastern Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

Messrs. Rodrigues, Keenan, Kennedy, Joyce and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after line item 7002-1075 the following item:-

“7002-1507 For the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to provide for staffing the Southeastern Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (SMAMC) to continue outreach to engage manufacturers in the five southeast WIB regions (Bristol, Brockton, Cape and Islands, Greater New Bedford, and South Shore), to facilitate workforce training grant applications, and to support the SMAMC governance body in its mission ………………………$200,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-393

ECO 393

Berkshire County Shelter Coordination

Mr. Downing moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0102, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority for the purpose of coordinating homeless shelters and safety net services in Berkshire County”, and further in said item by striking the figure “$44,700,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$44,850,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-394-R3

3rd Redraft ECO 394

Frederick Douglass Home

Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Frederick Douglass House in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for AHA! Art, History & Architecture in New Bedford to establish and enhance outreach and educational programs to benefit financially disadvantaged children in the Greater New Bedford area; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. in the city of New Bedford to provide access to cultural programming for financially disadvantaged children; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for the Dennison Memorial Community Center in the city of New Bedford for the purposes of educational programs to benefit financially disadvantaged children in the Greater New Bedford area; and in said item, by striking out the figures “7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “7,955,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-395-R1

Redraft ECO 395

Sharon 250th Anniversary

Messrs. Timilty and Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after "Commonwealth" the following: "provided further, that $50,000 be expended for the celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the Town of Sharon"; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended  to improve  emergency medical service response in open space locations in the town of Medway; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$7,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$7,585,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-396-R1

Redraft ECO 396

Turning Point

Mr. Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for improvements to Massasoit State Park in the city of Taunton; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Turning Point Day Resource Center for the Homeless in the town of Wareham;  provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Wareham Housing Authority for emergency repairs and upgrades to senior housing units; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Raynham Housing Authority for emergency repairs and upgrades to senior housing units; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the education and training collaborative established in section 9 of chapter  419 of the acts of 2008 for the operation of the life sciences, education and training center located at the former Paul A. Dever state school in the city of Taunton”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-397-R1

Redraft ECO 397

Beebe Estate

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following: "; provided further that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to painting and repair of the historic Beebe Estate in Melrose; and provided that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for child safety grants for the town of Reading."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-399

ECO 399

Community Development Block Grants

Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section __, the following section:-

“SECTION __.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in administering the federal Community Development Block Grant program the state shall, to the extent possible, distribute funds to communities where the population exceeds 30,000 residents and where fifty percent or more of the community’s public school students are eligible for free or reduced lunch under the eligibility guidelines promulgated by the federal government under 42 U.S.C. 1758.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-400-R1

Redraft ECO 400

Wakefield Data Technology Development

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for infrastructure improvements for the promotion and growth of economic development in the town of Wakefield; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for improvements to Polonia Park in the city of Chelsea”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,625,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-401

ECO 401

Increased Transparency at Mutual Banks, Co-operative Banks and Credit Unions

Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

“SECTION __. Chapter 167 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 13 the following section:-

Section 13A. (a) A mutual bank, co-operative bank or credit union shall provide clear, concise and understandable disclosure of all compensation awarded to, earned by or paid to the named executive officers or directors designated in subsection (b).  A mutual bank, co-operative bank or credit union shall conspicuously publish disclosure in a format readily accessible to members.

(b) For the purposes of this section, a “named executive officer or director” shall mean:

(i) a person serving as a company’s principal chief executive officer or acting in a similar capacity during the last completed fiscal year, the “CEO”, regardless of compensation level;

(ii) a person serving as a company’s principal or chief financial officer or acting in a similar capacity during the last completed fiscal year, the “CFO”, regardless of compensation level;

(iii) a company’s 3 most highly compensated executive officers other than the CEO and CFO who were serving as executive officers at the end of the last completed fiscal year;

(iv) up to 2 additional persons for whom disclosure would have been provided pursuant to clause (iii), but for the fact that the individual did not serve as an executive officer of the company at the end of the last completed fiscal year; and

(v) a company’s directors.

(c) The commissioner of banks shall further promulgate regulations with the express purpose of requiring a mutual bank, co-operative bank or credit union to provide full and accurate disclosure of:

(i) all compensation to the named executive officers or directors, whether paid or accrued; and

(ii) all conflicts of interest, whether direct or indirect.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-402-R1

Redraft ECO 402

Housing Families, Inc

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- “provided that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Housing Families, Inc. in the city of Malden for providing educational support programming for homeless children through the GREAT Youth and Families Program.” and, in said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$7,902,360” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,002,360”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-404-R1

Redraft ECO 404

Shelter eligibility

Messrs. Lewis and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department in fiscal year 2016 shall not impose any new eligibility or benefits restrictions;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-405

ECO 405

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for a three-camera digital video and switching system to allow the Basketball Hall of Fame to live switch, capture, live stream and display events in real time”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$7,590,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-406-R1

Redraft ECO 406

New England Farm Workers Council

Messrs. Welch and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by inserting the following:- "provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the New England Farm Workers Council"; and, in said item 7003-1206 by striking out the figure “$900,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-407-R1

Redraft ECO 407

Zoo New England

Messrs. Lewis, Rush and Eldridge, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Joyce and Barrett and Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0952, by striking out the figure "$3,400,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$4,900,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-408-R1

Redraft ECO 408

Talk Read Succeed

Messrs. Welch and Lesser and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-3036, by inserting the following:- "provided, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Springfield Housing Authority Talk Read Succeed program"; and, in said item 7004-3036 by striking out the figure “$1,741,922" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,891,922”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-409-R1

Redraft ECO 409

Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services

Messrs. Welch and Lesser and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-3036, by inserting the following:- "provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc."; and, in said item 7004-3036 by striking out the figure “$1,741,922” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,841,922”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-410

ECO 410

Tenancy Preservation Program

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-3045, by striking the figure "$500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-411

ECO 411

New England Public Radio

Messrs. Welch, Lesser and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting the following:- "provided, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the launch and operation of New England Public Radio in the city of Springfield"; and, in said item 7008-0900 by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,650,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-412

ECO 412

It's West Springfield

Mr. Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting the following:- "provided, that not less than $25,000 be expended for It's West Springfield, Inc."; and, in said item 7008-0900 by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,525,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-413

ECO 413

Stone Soul Community Festival

Mr. Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting the following:- "provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Stone Soul, Inc. for the Stone Soul Annual Community Festival and cultural activities in the city of Springfield"; and, in said item 7008-0900 by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,550,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-414-R1

Redraft ECO 414

Regional Tourist Councils

Messrs. Lesser, Downing and deMacedo, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Welch, Tarr and McGee, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Barrett and Eldridge, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Flanagan, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Moore, Wolf, Humason and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1000, by striking out the figure “5,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “6,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-415

ECO 415

Visitor Information Centers

Mr. Lesser, Ms. Lovely, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Barrett and Eldridge, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Wolf, Humason and deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for opening the 11 visitor information centers from Memorial Day to Columbus Day”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$7,900,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-416-R1

Redraft ECO 416

Equitable Services for Emergency Assistance Shelter

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 23 the following section:-

"SECTION 23A. Section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

The department shall ensure that a hotel or motel under contract to provide emergency housing assistance to individuals receiving benefits under this section shall provide access to all common and recreational areas otherwise accessible to hotel or motel guests under the same terms and conditions as those generally available to hotel or motel guests.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-417

ECO 417

Wilbraham Nature and Cultural Council

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Wilbraham Nature and Cultural Council working in collaboration with the Wilbraham Community Association and the Minnechaug Land Trust for tourism marketing and advertising purposes”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$7,550,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-418

ECO 418

Licensed Massage Therapist Services

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section 47, the following new section: -

“SECTION ___. Section 6 of Chapter 136 of the General Laws, as so appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after clause (55) the following new clause:-

(56) Massage therapy services as performed by a massage therapist licensed under section 228 of chapter 112."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-419

ECO 419

National Heritage Areas

Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Eldridge and Tarr, Mrs. L'Italien, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Barrett, Lewis and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7008-1300 the following item:

"xxxx-xxxx For the continued support of the commonwealth’s National Heritage Areas, as identified in Chapter 272 of the Acts of 2010; provided that funds shall be distributed to each of the heritage areas and may be expended for operational purposes or serve as matching funds in the pursuit or maintenance of federal grants........................................................$500,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-420-R1

Redraft ECO 420

North Beverly Train Station Traffic Study

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided that $100,000 be expended for a public safety grant to the City of Beverly”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$7,600,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-421-R1

Redraft ECO 421

North Shore InnoVentures

Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Tarr and McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-1512 the following item:

“xxxx-xxxx For North Shore InnoVentures of Beverly to support the development of early stage biotech and clean tech businesses.........................................$100,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-422

ECO 422

HomeBASE Access

Ms. Lovely, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. Eldridge, Mrs. L'Italien and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0108, by striking out the words “For a program of short-term housing assistance to help families eligible for temporary emergency shelter under item 7004-0101 or are referenced by the secretary of health and human services under 1599-0017” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “For a program of short-term housing assistance to help families eligible for temporary emergency shelters under line item 7004-0101 or eligible for, or residing in emergency shelters and  residential treatment programs under line items 4800-1400 and 4512-0200”.

And further amend said item by striking out the figures "$26,249,331" and inserting in place thereof the figures"$33,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-423

ECO 423

Discovery Museums

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting at the end the following:-“provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Discovery Museums to develop an educational program for children and parents”; and in said item, by striking the figures “7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “7,650,000”. 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-424

ECO 424

Newton At Home

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by adding at the end the following: ʺprovided further that $15,000 shall be expended for financial assistance for qualified seniors in the Newton community to receive services of Newton At Homeʺ; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$900,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures:- “$915,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-425

ECO 425

Homelessness Eligibility

Messrs. deMacedo, Fattman, Tarr, Ross and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by striking item 7004-0101 and inserting in place thereof the following:- “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: (a) 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; (b) families that, through no fault of their own, are homeless due to fire, flood or natural disaster; (c) families that, through no fault of their own, have been subject to eviction from their most recent housing due to: (i) foreclosure; (ii) condemnation; (iii) 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 (iv) 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; (d) 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 clauses (iii) and (iv) of 760 CMR 67.06(1)(f)6.d shall not apply in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that the health and safety risk shall be determined by the department of children and families through risk assessments; 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 2015; provided further, that the amount saved shall be exempt from otherwise applicable asset limits; provided further, that families receiving emergency assistance shall receive housing search assistance that attempts to facilitate a sustainable 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 the department shall take all necessary steps to enforce the regulations to prevent abuse of the emergency assistance program, including a wage match agreement with the department of revenue; provided further, that eligibility for shelter by an otherwise eligible family shelter shall not be impaired by prior receipt of any non-shelter benefit; 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 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 this item shall be subject to appropriation and, in the event of a deficiency, nothing in this item shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to any enforceable right or entitlement to services in excess of the amounts appropriated; provided further that no funds shall be expended for personnel or administrative costs; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for costs associated with the homeless management information system; provided further, that the department shall endeavor to convert scattered site units to congregate units and, as allowed by demand, reduce the overall number of shelter beds through the reduction of scattered site units; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for expenses incurred as a result of families being housed in hotels due to the unavailability of contracted shelter beds.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-426

ECO 426

Zamir Chorale

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following: "; provided further that $35,000 shall be expended for the Zamir Chorale of Boston, Inc.'s musical and educational organizationʺ; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$7,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$7,535,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-428

ECO 428

Youthworks

Mr. Wolf, Ms. Forry, Messrs. Lewis, Brownsberger, Moore, Rush and Kennedy, Ms. Donoghue, Mrs. L'Italien and Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by striking out the figures “$11,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$12,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-429

ECO 429

Discover Quincy’s 50 Days of Freedom

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:-

“; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Discover Quincy for the 50 Days of Freedom program”, and in said item by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,550,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-430

ECO 430

Moving from Debt to Assets

Ms. Forry and Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0610-0010, by adding the following: “provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Moving Debt to Assets Program for the purpose of providing financial literacy training and support services”; and in said item by striking out the figures “$350,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$375,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-431

ECO 431

Homeless Individuals Assistance

Ms. Forry, Messrs. Moore, Rush and Kennedy, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Brownsberger, Keenan and Lewis and Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0102, by striking out the figures “44,700,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures: “48,500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-432

ECO 432

New England Center for Arts & Technology

Ms. Forry and Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by inserting after the words “broadband affairs director;” the following words:- provided further, the executive office of housing and economic development, in cooperation with the commonwealth corporation, shall award not less than $300,000 to the New England Center for Arts and Technology; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$1,381,814” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$1,681,814”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-433

ECO 433

Museum of African American History

Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following: “provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expanded for the for the Museum of African American History to increase marketing capacity, public engagement, digital and social media, and visitation”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$7,750,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-434

ECO 434

St. Mary's

Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by adding the following: “provided further, that no less than $200,000 shall be expended for a grant program to St. Mary’s Center in Dorchester for the operation of the Women at Work program; “and in said item, by striking out the figures “$11,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$11,700,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-435

ECO 435

Union of Minority Neighborhoods

Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following language at the end thereof:- “; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended as grants to the Union of Minority Neighborhoods”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$7,500,000” and insert in place thereof the figure “$7,625,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-441-R1

Redraft ECO 441

Pettengill House

Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the Pettengill House, Inc. in the Towns of Salisbury and Amesbury"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-443

ECO 443

Cogswell School

Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0640-0300, by adding at the end thereof the following:-"provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended on the Cogswell School building for execution of the feasibility study requirements for the Cogswell School Project in Bradford"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-445-R1

Redraft ECO 445

Early College Program

Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:-"provided further, that $200,000 shall be provided for the Early College Program administered by Northern Essex Community College"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-446

ECO 446

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

Ms. Forry, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Brownsberger, Lewis and Eldridge, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Moore, Joyce and Keenan, Ms. Lovely, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Kennedy, Mrs. L'Italien and Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9024, by inserting after the words, “any participant who is over the age of 60 or who is disabled may be exempt from any obligations unsuitable under particular circumstances,” the following words:- “prior appropriation continued”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-447

ECO 447

Urban Agenda

Ms. Forry, Messrs. McGee and Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7004-9007 the following item:

7004-9008 For planning grants to local housing authorities and municipalities in urban areas to develop new affordable rental or homeownership housing; provided that local housing authorities and municipalities shall meet eligibility criteria established by the department ………………$1,000,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-448-R1

Redraft ECO 448

Playwright Mentoring Program

Mr. Downing moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0640-0300, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Playwright Mentoring Project at Barrington Stage Company in the city of Pittsfield”, and further in said item by striking out the figure "$12,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$12,100,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-450

ECO 450

Job Retraining

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, deMacedo, Fattman and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 17 by inserting after the word "equality" the following words:-"(v) providing assistance on job retraining programs"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-451-R1

Redraft ECO 451

Halifax Council on Aging Design

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 9110-9002, provided further, that the town of Halifax shall receive no less than $50,000, which shall be expended for the design of a new Council on Aging building; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Holliston Senior Center”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$11,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$11,650,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-452

ECO 452

Transformative Development Fund

Mr. Downing, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Humason, Timilty, Lesser, McGee and Lewis, Mrs. L'Italien, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Montigny and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting, after line 7002-1075, the following new item:-

“7002-1502: For the Transformative Development Fund established in section 46 of chapter 23G of the General Laws… $2,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-453

ECO 453

495 MetroWest Suburban Edge Community Commission

Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Moore and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- “; provided that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the 495/MetroWest Suburban Edge Community Commission, established in section 233 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014”; and in said section 2, in said item 7002-0010, by striking out the figure “$1,381,814” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,481,814”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-454

ECO 454

Tourism Trust Fund

Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. Tarr and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section XX, the following new section:-

"SECTION XX. Chapter 23A of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby further amended by inserting after section 13S the following section:-

Section 13T. (a) There shall be a Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund which shall be administered by the Massachusetts marketing partnership established in section 13A and held by the partnership separate and apart from its other funds. The fund shall be credited in the following phased-in scale:

(i) for fiscal year 2016, 1.25 cents of the 5.7 per cent of the room occupancy excise imposed by section 3 of chapter 64G and section 22 of chapter 546 of the acts of 1969;

(ii) for fiscal year 2017, 1.5 cents of the 5.7 per cent of the room occupancy excise imposed by said section 3 of said chapter 64G and said section 22 of said chapter 546;

(iii) for fiscal year 2018, 1.75 cents of the 5.7 per cent of the room occupancy excise imposed by said section 3 of said chapter 64G and said section 22 of said chapter 546; and

(iv) for fiscal year 2019, 2 cents of the 5.7 per cent of the room occupancy excise imposed by said section 3 of said chapter 64G and said section 22 of said chapter 546.

(b) In addition, the fund shall be credited all revenue as designated under the Gaming Licensing Fund required under clause (6) of subsection (a) of section 93 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011 and the Gaming Revenue Fund as required by subclause (b) of clause (2) of section 59 of chapter 23K.

(c) All available monies in the fund that are unexpended at the end of each fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure by the fund in the subsequent fiscal year.

(d) Monies in the fund shall be applied as follows:

(i) 70 per cent to the Massachusetts marketing partnership; and

(ii) 30 per cent to regional tourism councils.

(e) The partnership shall submit a report annually not later than December 31 on the cost-effectiveness of the fund to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the joint committee on tourism, arts and cultural development. All reports shall be made available on the office of travel and tourism’s website. The report shall include: (i) expenditures made by the partnership from monies out of the fund to promote tourism; (ii) expenditures made by the partnership on administrative costs in administering the fund; (iii) expenditures made by the regional tourism councils to promote tourism; and (iv) expenditures made by the regional tourism councils on administrative costs."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-455

ECO 455

Boston Landmarks Orchestra

Messrs. Petruccelli and Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that no less than $75,000 shall be expended for a grant to the Boston Landmarks Orchestra” and by striking out the figure “$7,500,00” and inserting in place the following: “$7,575,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-456-R1

Redraft ECO 456

Secure Jobs and Housing Preservation Trust Fund

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Waltham Tourism Council; provided further, that not less than $290,000 shall be expended for the restoration and repurposing of the Loring Parsonage in the town of Sudbury”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$7,865,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-457

ECO 457

Freedom Trail

Mr. Petruccelli moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting at the end thereof:-

“provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expected for the Freedom Trail for enhancements towards the Freedom Trail” and by striking the figure"$7,500,000" and inserting in place the following: "$7,600,00"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-458

ECO 458

Post-secondary board of registration

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

“SECTION___.

Section 40 of chapter 236 of the acts of 2014 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “2015” and inserting in place thereof, the following figure:-2016.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-459

ECO 459

Pine Street Workforce Development

Mr. Petruccelli and Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by inserting at the end thereof:-

“provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expected towards workforce efforts at the Pine Street Inn in Boston.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-460

ECO 460

Sail Boston

Mr. Petruccelli moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting at the end thereof:-

“provided further that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Greater Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau for the marketing and promotion of Sail Boston/Tall Ships 2017.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-461-R1

Redraft ECO 461

BRAVE for Veterans

Messrs. Rush, Moore, Eldridge and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by inserting at the end thereof the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the non-profit corporation BRAVE For Veterans, Inc. to facilitate the coordination of existing services benefiting transitioning military job seekers to the workforce;”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$1,013,384” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$1,063,384"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-462

ECO 462

Boston Sports Commission

Messrs. Petruccelli and Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “provided further that $200,000 shall be expended for the Boston Sports Commission” and by striking the figure “7,500,000” and inserting  in place the following: “$7,700,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-463

ECO 463

Post Employment Benefits Review Commission

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

“SECTION_. Chapter 32, as appearing the 2014 Official Edition is hereby amended by inserting after section 21A the following new section:-

Section 21B. The following definitions shall apply to this section:

“Current employee”, any employee of the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions as of the effective date of this act.

“Post-employment benefits”, any defined benefit to be paid to an employee as a result of their service to the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions in accordance with chapters 32, 32A, 32B or any other general or special law that contains provisions for said benefits.

“Retiree”, any retired former employee of the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions as of the effective date of this act in receipt of post-employment benefits in accordance with chapters 32, 32A, 32B or any other general or special law that contains provisions for said benefits.

“Vested”, any current employee of the Commonwealth or its political subdivisions as of the effective date of this act that is entitled to post-employment benefits at a future date by virtue of and in accordance with the provisions of chapters 32, 32A, 32B or any other general or special law that contains provisions for said benefits.

(a). Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be established a post-employment benefits Commission that shall perform a comprehensive review and evaluation of the various post-employment benefits provided in the Commonwealth contained in chapters 32, 32A, 32B or any other general or special law that contains provisions for post-employment benefits provided to employees or retirees of any secretariat, board, Commission, authority, municipality, school district or other political subdivision in the Commonwealth.  The Commission shall make recommendations to the Governor, House and Senate on improving the efficiency, effectiveness and operations of all existing post-employment benefit systems in the Commonwealth, without exception.    The Commission shall focus on changes that should be made to all post-employment benefit systems in the Commonwealth for current and future employees, rather than retirees.

(b). The Commission shall be non-partisan and shall be comprised of the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, the Minority Leader of the House, the Secretary of Administration and Finance, or his designee,  the Treasurer and Receiver-General or her designee, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Municipal Association or their designee, the Executive Director of the Public Employee Retirement Assurance Commission or their designee, the Executive Director of the Group Insurance Commission, or their designee.  The Executive Director of the Pension Reserves Investment Management Board, or their designee, The Executive Director of the State Retirement Board, or their designee, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System, or their designee and a member of any union with employees that are members of any of the aforementioned Boards or Commissions.   There shall be two public members, one who shall be an actuary not currently contracted with any of the aforementioned Boards or Commissions, a certified public accountant who is knowledgeable about Governmental Accounting Standards Board standards related to post-employment benefits and other systems nationwide and not currently contracted with any of the aforementioned Boards or Commissions, both of whom named by the State Comptroller.   The Commission shall use the services of the State Comptroller and the Office of the State Comptroller’s general counsel as advisors.  The State Comptroller will provide administration and meeting space.   At the Commission’s first meeting, which shall take place no more than 15 business days after the effective date of this section, the Commissioners shall elect a chair, a vice chair who shall serve if the chair is absent at a meeting and a secretary who shall be responsible for minutes of the Commission.

(c). The Commission shall be charged with reviewing the current structure of post-employment benefits in the Commonwealth offered to current employees, including, but not limited to, defined benefit pensions, defined benefit healthcare, the administration of all public employee retirement and retiree healthcare systems with a goal of recommending to the Legislature changes necessary to provide for a more efficient, effective and productive system of post-employment benefits.  The Commission may consider consolidation of all existing systems into either a single entity or an entity for non-teacher employees and an entity for teachers.  Each entity that may be created as a recommendation of the Commission shall be separate irrevocable trusts but using shared actuarial, investment, eligibility determination, receipt, disbursement and administrative functions.  Employers that are members of said entity or entities shall proportionately share costs, benefits and any net pension or other post-employment benefit liability in a manner that is actuarially sound. The Commission may consider converting all future employees of public entities in the Commonwealth to a defined contribution plan that would take effect as of a date of the Commission’s recommendation, including a matching contribution by the Commonwealth or a municipality.  The Commission may consider changing the structures for current employees who are not vested a of a date of the Commission’s recommendation, including transferring previous contributions to the various systems made by said non-vested employees into defined contribution arrangements.   The Commission may also consider an administrative cap on the management of post-employment benefits as a percentage of fiduciary net position of the single entity or the entity for non-teacher employees and for teachers.

(d). The Commission shall meet at least monthly and provide approved minutes to the public within seven business days after approval.

(e). The Commission shall report to the Governor and the Clerks of the House and Senate, no later than December 31, 2015.  The report shall consist of an executive summary of the Commission’s work, members, meetings and minutes, an analysis of the current structure of post-employment benefits in the Commonwealth, the structure of post-employment benefits in other States, findings and recommendations and appendices containing draft legislation and any other exhibits that the Commission deems necessary for the Governor and the members of the House and Senate for their knowledge.   The Commission then shall work with the members of the House and Senate to pass any recommended legislative changes during the 2016 session.   Upon the approval of any General or Special Law related to any of the contents of the Commission’s report, the Commission shall have outreach through the Massachusetts Municipal Association to municipal systems to implement any approved legislation on a timely basis.

(f). Line item 1000-0001 shall be increased by $250,000 each fiscal year for the operations of the Commission while the Commission is empanelled, including the costs of hiring consultants, meeting space in the Office of the State Comptroller, the Office of the State Comptroller’s general counsel and administration of the Commission and shall not revert while the Commission is empanelled.

(g). The Commission shall disband not later than 2 years after the effective date of the approval of any General or Special Law related to any of the contents of the Commission’s report.  Any unspent funds as a result of Section 6 of this Act shall revert to the General Fund upon disbanding."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-464

ECO 464

Public-Private Partnership Working Group

Messrs. Barrett, Joyce and Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section XX, the following new section:-

“SECTION XX. There shall be a public-private partnership working group established to review and evaluate statutory and regulatory obstacles to the formation and use of public-private partnerships in the commonwealth. For purposes of this section, the term public-private partnership shall include contractual agreements between a governmental entity and a private or not-for-profit entity in connection with the design, construction, operation and maintenance of a public asset that provides alternative finance and delivery methods in the commonwealth, including, design-build-finance-operate-maintain services or design-build-operate-maintain services. The working group shall investigate and make recommendations to the general court on the current practices, administrative efficiencies and cost benefits of increased usage of such public-private partnerships. A report of the working group’s findings along with any recommendations for legislation shall be filed with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate within 120 days of the working group first convening. The report shall also include an examination of how public-private partnerships and alternate finance and delivery methods may be applied to various types of infrastructure projects including but not limited to, higher education facilities and housing and economic development projects.

The working group shall have 15 members: the secretary of administration and finance or a designee, who shall serve as chair; the attorney general or a designee; the inspector general or a designee; the secretary of housing and economic development or a designee; the undersecretary of housing, or a designee; the secretary of energy and environmental affairs, or a designee; the secretary of transportation or a designee; and 8 members to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be the president of the Massachusetts Building Trades Council or a designee; 1 of whom shall be a representative of the business community; 1 of whom shall be a representative of the construction industry; 1 of whom shall be from an engineering consulting firm; 1 of whom shall be a representative from the Massachusetts Port Authority; 1 of whom shall be a representative from the Massachusetts Housing Finance Authority; 1 of whom shall be a representative from Massachusetts Development Finance Authority; and 1 of whom shall be an architect from the Massachusetts Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-465

ECO 465

Fuel Assistance Program

Messrs. Eldridge, Lewis, McGee, Rodrigues and Downing, Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after 7004-0114 the following item:-

“7004-1000 For the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program 42 U.S.C. section 8621 et seq., to assist low-income elders, working families and other households with the purchase of heating oil, propane, natural gas, electricity and other primary or secondary heating sources; provided, further, that the department shall allocate a reasonable portion of said funds for administrative costs, as consistent with said state plan; provided, that expenditure of these funds shall be made in accordance with the state plan submitted by the department of housing and community development for operation of the fiscal year 2016 program, in accordance with federal law… ………………………………………………………………………….$5,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-466

ECO 466

Removing One Stop Career Center Staff

Messrs. Tarr, Ross, deMacedo and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking out section 23 in its entirety


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-467-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 467

Alternative Housing Voucher Program

Messrs. Eldridge, Barrett, Brownsberger, Lewis and Joyce, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Keenan and Welch, Mrs. L'Italien, Mr. Moore and Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9030, by striking out in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:- “For the rental assistance program established under section 16 of chapter 179 of the acts of 1995; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the rental assistance program shall be in the form of mobile vouchers; provided further, that the vouchers shall be in varying dollar amounts set by the department of housing and community development based on considerations including, but not limited to, household size, composition, household income and geographic location; provided further, that any household that is proven to have caused intentional damage to its rental unit in an amount exceeding 2 months rent during any 1-year period shall be terminated from the program; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be no maximum percentage applicable to the amount of income paid for rent by each household holding a mobile voucher; provided further, that each household shall be required to pay not less than 25 per cent of its net income as defined in regulations promulgated by the department for units if payment of utilities is not provided by the unit owner or not less than 30 per cent of its income for units if payment of utilities is provided by the unit owner; provided further, that payments for the rental assistance program may be provided in advance; provided further, that the department shall establish the amounts of the mobile vouchers so that the appropriation in this item is not exceeded by payments for rental assistance and administration; provided further, that the department shall not enter into commitments which shall cause it to exceed the appropriation set forth in this item; provided further, that the amount of a rental assistance voucher payment for an eligible household shall not exceed the rent less the household’s minimum rent obligation; and provided further, that for the purposes of this item, “rent” shall mean payments to the landlord or owner of a dwelling unit under a lease or other agreement for a tenant's occupancy of the dwelling unit, but shall not include payments made by the tenant separately for the cost of heat, cooking fuel or electricity………………………………………………………………………………..$4,750,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-468

ECO 468

Homes for Families

Messrs. Petruccelli and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by inserting at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that funds shall be expended for the purpose of technical assistance by Homes for Families”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-469

ECO 469

Springfield Museum

Mr. Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting the following:- "provided that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the interactive bilingual operations of the Dr. Seuss Museum in the city of Springfield"; and, in said item 7008-0900 by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,700,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-470

ECO 470

Removing department of transitional assistance staff

Messrs. Tarr, Ross and deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking section 24 in its entirety


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-471

ECO 471

Local Housing Authorities

Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Forry, Messrs. Lewis, Brownsberger, Timilty and Moore and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9005, by inserting after the words “capital repairs,” the following:- “provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be provided for local costs associated with the implementation of chapter 235 of the acts of 2014”; and in said item by striking out the figures “64,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “65,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-472

ECO 472

Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

Mr. Lesser, Ms. Lovely, Mr. McGee, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Barrett, Eldridge and Keenan, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Moore, Wolf and deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$10,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-473

ECO 473

JFY Networks

Mr. Petruccelli and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9404, , by inserting after the words “during the summer months;” the following: “provided further, JFY Networks shall receive not less than the amount appropriate in line item 7061-9404 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012;” and by striking the figure “$4,094,804” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$4,294,804”.

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-474-R1

Redraft ECO 474

Homeless Day Center Pilot Program

Messrs. Tarr and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0102, by inserting at the end thereof:-

provided, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a pilot program in the City of Gloucester, operated by the Grace Center, for the purpose of providing and coordinating services for the homeless during those hours when shelter occupancy is not available, provided further that such services shall include, but not be limited to, nutrition, counseling, education and skills training, and other programs that foster independence and economic self-sufficiency, and provided further, that such pilot program shall have among its purposes replicability and sustainability, and the integration of its programs into the Commonwealth’s vendor and procurement systems.

and in said section 2, in said item 7004-0102, by striking out the figure "$44,700,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$44,775,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-475

ECO 475

Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism International Marketing

Mr. Lesser, Ms. Donoghue, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. Lewis, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7008-1000 the following item:

“7008-1015 For the office of travel and tourism for marketing the commonwealth in international markets to foreign travelers to increase visitation and spending from foreign countries…………………$1,500,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-476-R3

3rd Redraft ECO 476

Secure Jobs Workforce Training Program

Messrs. Barrett, Rodrigues, Lesser and Moore, Ms. Donoghue, Mr. Lewis, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Eldridge, Keenan and Rush, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9322, by inserting after the words “Progress, Inc.” the following words:- “; provided further, that participating agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-9322, by striking out the figure “$600,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$750,000”; and

by inserting after section 105 the following section:-

“SECTION 105A.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds shall be expended from the Housing Preservation and Stabilization Trust Fund established in section 60 of chapter 121B of the General Laws for the secure jobs program established pursuant to item 7004-9322.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-477-R1

Redraft ECO 477

Spirit of Springfield

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Spirit of Springfield in the city of Springfield”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$7,600,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-478

ECO 478

Western Massachusetts Sports Commission

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Western Massachusetts Sports Commission, a division of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$7,600,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-479

ECO 479

New Lease Program for Homeless Families

Mr. Eldridge and Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by inserting at the end thereof the following: “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the implementation and evaluation of establishing a homeless family preference in private multi-family housing.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-480-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 480

King Philip High School Improvements

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after the word “championships;” the following:- “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided for King Philip High School in the town of Wrentham;” and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “7,600,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-481

ECO 481

Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Ms. Chandler, Messrs. Moore and Lesser, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0606, by striking out the figure "1,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "2,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-482

ECO 482

HomeBASE and RAFT Funding

Messrs. Eldridge, Lewis and Moore, Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Keenan and deMacedo, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Welch, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mrs. L'Italien, Mr. Wolf, Ms. Creem and Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0108, by inserting:-

“provided further, that household assistance funds shall be advanced to the administering agencies at the end of each month and prior to the next month's disbursement, the amount to be estimated based on the prior month's expenditure with a reconciliation not less than annually;

and to further amend the bill in Section 2, in item 7004-9316, by inserting:-

“provided further, that funds for payments shall be advanced to the administering agencies at the end of each month and prior to the next month's disbursement, the amount to be estimated based on the prior month's expenditure with a reconciliation not less than annually;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-484

ECO 484

Advanced Manufacturing Futures Fund

Messrs. Lesser and Humason, Ms. Donoghue, Mr. McGee and Mrs. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-0020 the following item:

“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, not less than 10 days after the effective date of this act, the funds appropriated to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency ……………………$9,375,000

Manufacturing Fund – 100%”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-485

ECO 485

Independent Film Society of Boston

Ms. Creem and Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following: "; and provided that no less than $50,000 be granted to the Independent Film Society of Boston for the purposes of enhancing cultural tourism in the Commonwealth”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$7,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$7,550,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-486-R1

Redraft ECO 486

Economic Improvement Report

Messrs. Tarr and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended "by striking out section 32 in its entirety"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-487

ECO 487

Revitalize Community Development Corporation

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9315, by adding the following: “provided further that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Revitalize CDC remarkable work and continued efforts to revitalize homes, neighborhoods and lives through preservation, education and community involvement; by preserving affordable homeownership, restoring and repairing nonprofit facilities.  In addition, to rebuilding communities while making a sustainable impact on families, individuals and neighborhoods that are helped"; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$2,535,003" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$2,835,003"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-488-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 488

Gloucester Marine Genomics Academy

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by adding at thereof, provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the development and implementation of a middle skills workforce training program to be conducted by the Gloucester Marine Genomics Academy;

and in said section 2, in said item 7003-1206 by striking out the figure “$900,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$950,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-489-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 489

Arc of Bristol County

Messrs. Ross and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided that $175,000 be expended for the purpose of a demonstration affordable housing project being conducted by The Arc of Bristol County;” and in said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “7,902,360” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “8,077,360”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-490-R1

Redraft ECO 490

St Francis House MAP

Messrs. Petruccelli, Brownsberger, Lewis and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by inserting after the words at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that $125,000 shall be expended for the Moving Ahead Program at the St. Francis House in Boston” and in said item striking out the figures “$900,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “1,025,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-491-R1

Redraft ECO 491

Colocation 3

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 94 by inserting after the second sentence the following sentence:- "The representatives shall ensure proper compliance with all federal and state laws including, but not limited to, the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014." 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-492

ECO 492

Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance

Messrs. Kennedy, Moore and Keenan, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Welch, Mrs. L'Italien and Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by striking out item 7004-0104 and inserting in place thereof the following: -

“7004-0104 For the home and healthy for good program operated by Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. to reduce the incidence of chronic homelessness in the commonwealth; provided, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to continue a supportive housing initiative for unaccompanied homeless young adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning; provided further, that Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. shall be solely responsible for the administration of this program; and provided further, that Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. shall file a report with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the undersecretary of the department of housing and community development and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 4, 2016 on the number of people served, the average cost per participant, the demographics of those served, whether participants have previously received government services and any projected cost-savings in other state-funded programs…..$1,800,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-493

ECO 493

West Medford Community Center

Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting at the end thereof the following:-

"and provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the historic West Medford Community Center”;

and by striking the figure “7,500,000“ and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "7,550,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-494

ECO 494

Working Cities Grants

Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. McGee, Lewis and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-1075 the following item:-

"7002-1506 For competitive technical assistance grants to be administered by the executive office of housing and economic development, in coordination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, to provide multi-year support to initiatives that advance cross-sector collaboration among the public, private and non-profit sectors; provided, that, in order to qualify for funding, a project proposal shall catalyze and accelerate initiatives that create new or stronger working relationships between key institutions, agencies, organizations and businesses within municipalities with: (a) a population of greater than 35,000 and less than 250,000; (b) a median family income that is below the median of those similarly-sized municipalities; and (c) a median poverty rate that is above the median for those similarly-sized municipalities; provided further, that the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston shall identify additional program eligibility requirements; and provided further, that the private sector and other institutions shall contribute to this program an amount that is at least equal to the total state appropriation for this program....................................................$500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-495

ECO 495

Office of Business Development

Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0300, by striking out the figures “$1,737,940” and inserting in place thereof the figures:- “1,806,624”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-496

ECO 496

Network to End Homelessness

Messrs. Lesser, Welch, Downing and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0102, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Pioneer Valley on behalf of the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness to facilitate regional coordination and implement the Western Massachusetts Opening Doors Plan to End Homelessness;” and in said item, by striking out the figure “$44,700,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$44,825,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-497

ECO 497

Friends of the Homeless

Messrs. Welch, Humason and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by inserting the following:- "provided, that $350,000 shall be expended for the expansion of a homeless resource center located at a homeless shelter in the city of Springfield"; and, in said item 7004-0099 by striking out the figure “$7,902,360” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,252,360”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-498

ECO 498

Secure Jobs

Messrs. Humason, deMacedo, Tarr and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9322, by striking out item 7004-9322 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

"7004-9322       For the Secure Jobs pilot program for job training, job search services and 12 months of housing stabilization services, if not otherwise available, to families receiving assistance under 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided that the program shall be administered by agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies, including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork, Inc.; Father Bill's & MainSpring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Services; and SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc. .......$600,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-499

ECO 499

Entrepreneur-In-Residence Program

Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. McGee and Lewis and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting the following section:-

“7002-1509 For the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation doing business as the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative in collaboration with the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center and the Innovation Hub at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and the Venture Development Center at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, established under chapter 123 of the acts of 2006, to offer candidates on non-immigrant visas the opportunity to remain in the commonwealth to pursue practical training in entrepreneurship…… $100,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-500

ECO 500

Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Lesser, McGee and Lewis, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by striking out the figure “$1,381,814” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,320,994”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-501

ECO 501

Head of the Charles Regatta

Ms. Donoghue moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Head of the Charles Regatta to cover costs associated with public safety”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,650,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-502-R1

Redraft ECO 502

North Attleboro Child Safety Grant

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after the word “championships;” the following:- “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a child safety grant to the town of North Attleborough;” and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “7,550,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-503-R1

Redraft ECO 503

MassMade Program

Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Eldridge and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 23 the following section:-

 

“SECTION 23A. Section 10A of chapter 23A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

The MOBD shall promote a MassMade program. The purpose of the program shall be to identify, compile, connect and promote business entities that are headquartered and produce consumer products in the commonwealth. The MOBD shall work with regional economic development organizations, public or private nonprofit entities, the supplier diversity office, the Massachusetts marketing partnership, the office of consumer affairs and business regulations, and businesses in the commonwealth to promote MassMade products and provide business information and product descriptions of entities selling MassMade products.

The MassMade program shall establish qualifications and standards for participation. The qualifications and standards shall be designed to ensure that the products promoted as MassMade are high in quality and from reliable producers who demonstrate sound customer service practices and production capabilities. The MOBD shall not promote products from businesses not in good standing with the office of consumer affairs and business regulations.

The MOBD may promulgate rules and regulations to implement the MassMade Program and may expend such funds as may be appropriated for the program and may accept federal funds or private gifts and grants to assist it in carrying out the purposes of the MassMade program.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-504-R1

Redraft ECO 504

Sherborn Town Hall Improvements

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting at the end thereof  the following: “provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for improvements at the Sherborn Town Hall;” and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “7,525,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-505-R1

Redraft ECO 505

Small Business Technical Assistance Program

Ms. Donoghue, Mr. Rodrigues, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Ms. Flanagan, Ms. Forry, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Eldridge, Montigny, Wolf and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-1202, by adding the following words:- “; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to facilitate the development of regional accelerators and incubators for technology start-ups”; and in said section 2, in said item 7007-1202, by striking out the figure “$1,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,700,000”. 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-506

ECO 506

Performance Based Allocations

Messrs. Humason, deMacedo, Tarr and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0108, by striking out the words “provided further, that a family who was terminated from the program or did not make a good faith effort to follow their housing stabilization plan during the term of their assistance shall be ineligible for benefits under this item and item 7004-0101 for 18 months from the last date the family received assistance under this item and item 7004-0101,” and inserting in place thereof the words:- “provided further, that a family who was terminated from the program or did not make a good faith effort to follow their housing stabilization plan during the term of their assistance shall be ineligible for benefits under this item and item 7004-0101 for 24 months from the last date the family received assistance under this item and item 7004-0101,” and by inserting after the words “RCAP Solutions, Inc.;” the following:- “provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall reallocate financing based on performance based statistics from under-performing service providers to above average service providers in order to move as many families from hotel, motels, or shelters into more sustainable housing;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-507-R1

Redraft ECO 507

Hampden County Manufacturing Training Program

Messrs. Lesser, Welch and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-1075, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further that not less than $214,000 shall be expended for a coordinated program between the regional employment board of Hampden County and the school districts of West Springfield, Ludlow, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Agawam, Hampden-Wilbraham, Southwick-Tolland Granville” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$2,000,000”and inserting in place thereof the figures “$2,214,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-508

ECO 508

Urban Agenda

Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. McGee, Lewis, Eldridge and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting the following new item:-

“7002-0036 For a competitive grant program to work with urban communities to promote small businesses, create new jobs and support workforce development and training initiatives in urban communities; provided, that the program shall be administered by the executive office of housing and economic development… $2,000,000”