Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-71

LOC 71

Barre Civil War Monument

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1410-1616, by adding the following:- “;provided further, that $94,000 be expended for a civil war monument in the town of Barre, MA.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-72

LOC 72

Spencer Citizen Soldiers Monument

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1410-1616, by adding the following: “; provided that not less than $150,000 be expended for the Citizen Soldiers Monument in the Town of Spencer.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-73

LOC 73

Brimfield Bridge Restoration

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following: “; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended to the Brimfield Trail Committee for bridge design and restoration.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-74-R1

Redraft LOC 74

Winchendon Senior Center Handicap Bathroom

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 9110-9002, by adding the following: “provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the installation of a handicap bathroom at the Winchendon Senior Center in the Town of Winchendon.”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$11,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$11,550,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-75-R1

Redraft LOC 75

Templeton Playground

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 $85,000 shall be expended on playground improvements in the town of Templeton”; 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-S3-76

LOC 76

Monson Bellman

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 $18,510 shall be expended to support the Monson Bellman in the town of Monson”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-77-R1

Redraft LOC 77

North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce Tourism Council

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 $75,000 shall be expended for the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce to establish a regional tourism council for the North Quabbin region.”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$7,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$7,575,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-78

LOC 78

Southbridge Bicentenial Celebration

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following: “; provided that not less than $20,000 be expended for the Southbridge Bicentennial celebration.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-79

LOC 79

Milford Youth Center

Mr. Fattman 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 more than $50,000 shall be provided for programs and services at the Milford Youth Center"; and by striking out the figures "$6,146,956" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$6,196,956."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-80

LOC 80

A refuelable refueling vehicle

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided further, that not less than $36,000 shall be expended from this item for the purchase of a refueling vehicle for the highway department of the city of Easthampton"; and in said item by striking out the figures "$8,530,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$8,566,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-81-R1

Redraft LOC 81

Payment for Certain Medical Expenses

Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by inserting the following:- “; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended to reimburse the town of Milton for funds expended pursuant to chapter 349 of the acts of 2010” and in said item, by striking out the figure “$8,530,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,730,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-82-R1

Redraft LOC 82

State Theatre Restoration

Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0526-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; provided, that no less than $100,000 be expended for the rehabilitation of the State Theatre in the town of Stoughton”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$942,145” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,042,145”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-83-R1

Redraft LOC 83

Noise Abatement Program

Mr. Joyce and Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2E, in item 1595-6368, by inserting the following:- “; provided further, funds may be expended to create and implement a Noise Abatement Program to mitigate the adverse impact of airplane noise and pollution in communities that are located within 15 miles of Boston Logan Airport and affected by three or more flight paths ”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-84-R1

Redraft LOC 84

Forbes House Museum

Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0526-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $85,000 be expended for critical safety repairs at the Forbes House Museum in Milton”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$942,145” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,027,145”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-85-R1

Redraft LOC 85

Milton Public Library

Mr. Joyce moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7000-9401, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $55,000 be expended for traffic improvements at the Milton Public Library”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$9,692,731” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$9,747,731”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-86

LOC 86

GIC Dental and Vision Benefits for Municipal Employees

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting at the end thereof the following two new sections:-

SECTION XX. Section 19 of chapter 32B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (j), the following subsection:-

(k) Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, agreements reached by an appropriate public authority and the public employee committee under subsection (a) to transfer all subscribers to the commission under subsections (e) and (f), may be modified by further agreement  to allow active employees and their dependents to enroll in the dental and vision insurance plan provided by the commission to retirees, surviving spouses and their dependents under subsection (j),with premium contribution ratios and administrative fees for active employees and their dependents to be negotiated by said appropriate public authority and public employee committee. The commission shall provide dental insurance coverage, under its plan for retirees, surviving spouses and their dependents insured under Chapter 32A, to active employees and their dependents who elect the coverage under this subsection, as it so provides health insurance coverage under sections (e) and (f).  The commission may charge an administrative fee, which shall not be more than 1 percent of the cost of total dental insurance premiums for the active employees and their dependents who enroll in the dental plan under this section, to be determined by the commission which shall be considered as part of the cost of coverage for purposes of determining the contributions of the political subdivision and its active employees and their dependents to the cost of insurance coverage by the commission.

SECTION XX. Section 23 of said chapter 32B, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (i), the following subsection:-

(j) Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, agreements reached by an appropriate public authority and the public employee committee to transfer all subscribers, for whom the authority provides health insurance coverage, to the commission under this section, may be modified by further agreement to allow active employees and their dependents to enroll in the dental and vision insurance plan provided by the commission to retirees, surviving spouses and their dependents under subsection (i),with premium contribution ratios and administrative fees for active employees and their dependents to be negotiated by said appropriate public authority and public employee committee. The commission shall provide dental insurance coverage, under its plan for retirees, surviving spouses and their dependents insured under Chapter 32A, to active employees and their dependents who elect the coverage under this subsection, as it so provides health insurance coverage under this section.  The commission may charge an administrative fee, which shall not be more than 1 percent of the cost of total dental insurance premiums for the active employees and their dependents who enroll in the dental plan under this section, to be determined by the commission which shall be considered as part of the cost of coverage for purposes of determining the contributions of the political subdivision and its active employees and their dependents to the cost of insurance coverage by the commission.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-87

LOC 87

North Brookfield Town Hall

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following:- “;provided further, that $500,000 be expended for capital improvements to the North Brookfield town hall;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-88

LOC 88

Easton Council on Aging Roof Replacement

Messrs. Joyce and Kennedy 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 the town of Easton shall receive no less than $135,400.00, which shall be expended for the replacement of the roof at the Council on Aging building”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-89

LOC 89

Sharon 250th Anniversary Celebration

Mr. Joyce 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 $50,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the 250th Anniversary of the founding of the Town of Sharon”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-90

LOC 90

Hartwell Avenue Bridge

Mr. Donnelly moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- provided further, that the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall expend up to $1,100,00 for the replacement of the bridge on Hartwell Avenue spanning the Kiln Brook in Lexington"; and in said item by striking out figures "$8,530,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$9,630,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-92

LOC 92

Supplemental PILOT Distribution

Mr. Downing, Ms. Flanagan, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1233-2400, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “provided, that no less than $300,000 shall be distributed as supplemental aid to towns in which state-owned land accounts for more than 20 per cent of the town’s overall acreage, provided further, that in determining distributions to communities under this item, the total available supplemental aid shall be multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which is the amount of state-owned land in said community and the denominator of which is the total amount of state-owned land in all towns that meet the above criteria.”, and further in said item by striking out the figure “$26,770,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$27,070,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-93

LOC 93

Island Grove Bridge

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by inserting after the words “National Lancers”,  the following:-

“; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the design and engineering of the Island Grove Bridge, its approaches, and abutments in the town of Abington”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$8,530,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,630,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-94

LOC 94

Chapter 70 Minimum Aid

Messrs. Eldridge, Fattman and Lewis, Mrs. L'Italien, Messrs. Humason and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0008, by striking out the figures “4,511,882,199” and inserting in place thereof the figures “4,526,408,785,” and further;

By striking out in section 3 the last sentence of the third paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following:-

“Notwithstanding the provisions of this section, the “minimum aid increment” shall be equal to $50 multiplied by the district’s foundation enrollment minus the foundation aid increment.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-95-R1

Redraft LOC 95

Newburyport Public Safety

Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a public safety grant in the City of Newburyport for additional lighting in Newburyport public parking lots and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the  analysis of the failures associated with the components and installation of the sewer collection and transmission system operated by the City of Newburyport in that city and the Town of Newbury on Plum Island, and the preliminary design of the means and systems necessary to correct such problems so as to promote the consistent, reliable and effective operation of such system, provided that nothing undertaken pursuant to these provisions shall preclude, impede, or otherwise impair efforts to seek recompense from any and all parties responsible for failures of said system.  Such analysis shall be completed by December 2015"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-96

LOC 96

Election Audits

Messrs. Ross, deMacedo, Tarr, Fattman and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended By inserting at the end thereof the following new section:-

“Section XX. Section 109A of chapter 54 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:-

(k) This section shall be contingent upon state appropriation.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-97

LOC 97

Roxbury Trust Fund Committee

Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

SECTION XX.

Section 1 of chapter 443 of the acts of 1990, as amended by chapter 296 of the acts of 1995, is hereby amended by striking out the fourth paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The “Roxbury Trust Fund Committee” shall mean a committee with a size, membership, and term length determined by the Trustees in accordance with the Declaration of Trust of the Roxbury Trust Fund Committee Trust (the “Trust”), as may be amended from time to time by at least a majority of the Trustees, except that such membership shall include, as ex officio Trustees, the sitting State Senator of the district or his or her designee, the sitting State Representatives of the district or their respective designees, and the sitting Mayor of Boston or his or her respective designee. The ex officio Trustees shall be eligible to vote on amendments to the aforementioned Declaration of Trust, but shall be non-voting Trustees for all other purposes. The Roxbury Trust Fund Committee shall not be prohibited (i) from exercising at any time or times all powers necessary to carry out the purposes of the Trust, such purposes include operating for any charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purpose, nor (ii) from raising, collecting, and expending funds, property, or other assets necessary to support or sustain such purposes.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-98-R2

2nd Redraft LOC 98

Lowell's Tanner Street Project

Ms. Donoghue 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 $250,000 shall be appropriated as a public safety grant to the city of Lowell for the design, construction and realignment of Tanner Street as part of the overall urban renewal plan of the Ayer’s City Industrial Park region of the City of Lowell” 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:- “$7,750,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-99

LOC 99

Surplus Funds to Cities and Towns

Messrs. Hedlund, Moore, Tarr and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following section:-

Section XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 15 percent of any revenue collected in fiscal year 2016 that is above the original benchmark, as reported by the Department of Revenue, shall be distributed to cities and towns in accordance with the distribution of the balance of the State Lottery Fund, as paid from the General Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws.  Any funds distributed under this section shall be considered one-time funding, and shall not be considered part of a municipality’s Unrestricted General Government Aid; provided further, the distribution shall in no way constitute a new and continuing funding source for cities and towns.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-100

LOC 100

Keeping Our Commitment - Chapter 70 Minimum Aid

Messrs. Hedlund, Moore, Fattman, Tarr, Ross and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-0008, by striking out the figures “4,511,882,199” and inserting in place thereof the figures “4,530,003,747” and in Section 3 by striking out the sentence "The "minimum aid increment" shall be equal to $25 multiplied by the district's foundation enrollment minus the foundation aid increment." and inserting in place thereof the sentence "The "minimum aid increment" shall be equal to $50 multiplied by the district's foundation enrollment minus the foundation aid increment."  


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-101

LOC 101

Keeping Our Commitment - PILOT State Owned Land

Mr. Hedlund, Mrs. L'Italien, Messrs. Fattman and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1233-2400, by striking out the figures "$26,770,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$30,300,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-103-R1

Redraft LOC 103

Snow and Ice Disaster Relief for Cities and Towns

Messrs. Tarr, Hedlund, Ross, deMacedo, Fattman and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended “in section 100 by inserting after the word “Laws” the following words:- “(iii) $15,000,000 shall be distributed to cities and towns in accordance with section 34 of chapter 90. The distribution shall be executed not later than October 31, 2015; provided further, that any funds distributed shall be considered one-time funding, and shall not be considered part of a municipality’s Unrestricted General Government Aid in fiscal years 2015 and 2016; provided further, the distribution shall in no way constitute a new and continuing funding source for cities and towns”