Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-876

EHS 876

Public Health Data Warehouse Trust Fund

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended SECTION X. The Chapter 17 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, are hereby amended by inserting after Section 19 the following new Section:-


Section 20: There shall be established upon the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the Public Health Data Warehouse Trust Fund to be expended, without further appropriation, by the department of public health. The commissioner of public health shall, as trustee, administer the fund. The fund shall consist of revenues collected by the commonwealth including: (i) any revenue from appropriations or other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund; (ii) any funds from public and private sources, including gifts, grants and donations; (iii) any interest earned on such revenues; and (iv) any funds provided from other sources. The department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts in anticipation of expected receipts, but no expenditure shall be made from the fund that would cause the fund to be in deficit at the close of a fiscal year. Monies deposited in the fund that are unexpended at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund. and


that the bill be amended in Section 2, by inserting after line item 4580-1000 the following item:- "XXXX-XXXX For the Public Health Data Warehouse Trust Fund.................................$4,000,000