Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-566

ECO 566

Buy Local Seafood

Messrs. Tarr, Montigny, deMacedo and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by inserting the following at the end thereof:-

“provided, that any buy local effort included in this item shall include locally harvested seafood including but not limited to fish and shellfish;”

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-567

ECO 567

Conservation Land Tax

Messrs. Tarr, Cyr, O'Connor and Ross and Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section ___, the following new sections:-

 

SECTION ___. Section 38AA of chapter 63 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 88, the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,000,000”.

SECTION 2. Section 38AA of chapter 63 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 88, the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,000,000”.

SECTION 3. Section 38AA of chapter 63 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 88, the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,000,000”.

SECTION 4.  Section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding, in line 817, after the words “as amended” the following words:- “, or a nonprofit trust in realty  organized for the purposes of land conservation established pursuant to chapter 203.”

SECTION 5.  Said section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 883, the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,000,000”.

SECTION 6.  Said section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 883, the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,000,000”.

SECTION 7.  Said section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 883, the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,000,000”.

SECTION 8.  Sections 1 and 5 shall take effect on January 1, 2018.

SECTION 9. Sections 2 and 6 shall take effect on January 1, 2019.

SECTION 10. Sections 3 and 7 shall take effect on January 1, 2020.

SECTION 11. This act shall expire on December 31, 2025.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-568

ECO 568

Conservation Land Tax Credit

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section___, the following new sections:-

"SECTION_. Section 38AA(b) of chapter 63 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2014 official edition is hereby amended by striking out in line 44 the figure “$75,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-“$100,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-569-R1

Redraft ECO 569

Housing Assistance

Messrs. Cyr and deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, <w:t>by inserting after the words “coordinated by the federal government,” the following :- “; provided further that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for Housing Assistance Corporation to assist housing insecure residents in Barnstable, Dukes, and Nantucket Counties”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$166,046,546” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$166,091,546”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-571-R1

Redraft ECO 571

Community Housing Partnership Initiative

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, <w:t>by inserting after "security requirements" the following: "; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to the Community Development Partnership of Cape Cod to launch an initiative which would provide a comprehensive community-based strategy to build public support for affordable housing and equip low- to moderate-income residents, business &amp; community leaders and local elected &amp; appointed officials with the knowledge and skills to support the creation of more affordable housing on the lower Cape"; and in said item by striking out the figures "$7,263,469" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$7,313,469"</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-572

ECO 572

Small Business Technical Assistance

Messrs. Cyr and Eldridge, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Moore, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Rush and Brady, Ms. Flanagan, Mr. Hinds, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Keenan, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. O'Connor and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by striking out the figures "$1,250,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$2,500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-573-R1

Redraft ECO 573

Promoting Employee Ownership

Messrs. Cyr, Eldridge, Boncore and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, <w:t>by inserting after the words "transportation sector" the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Office of Employee Involvement and Ownership, housed within a state government agency or state higher education institution, selected at the discretion of the Secretary of Housing and Economic Development”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$766,544” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$916,544”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-574

ECO 574

Home and Healthy for Good

Ms. Flanagan, Messrs. Keenan, Brownsberger, Moore, McGee, Eldridge and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0104, by striking out the figure "$2,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-575

ECO 575

North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce Workforce Development

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following: "further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to fund maker space and workforce development;"and by striking out the figures "299,361" and inserting in place thereof the following figures "$374,361".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-577

ECO 577

Boston Landmarks Orchestra

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

"provided that not less than $75,000 shall be expended as a grant to the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Inc."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-581-R1

Redraft ECO 581

St. Francis House Moving Ahead

Messrs. Boncore and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, <w:t>by inserting after the words "volunteer and service organizations" the following:-</w:t>

provided 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 “$1,400,000” and inserting in places thereof the figures “$1,525,000.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-582

ECO 582

E-Team Machinist Program

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0020, by adding the following: "provided further, that no less than $90,000 shall be expended for the E-Team Machinist program in Lynn" and in said item, by striking the figures "$1,535,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figures "$1,625,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-583

ECO 583

GIS Project

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following: "provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended to upgrade the water facility GIS data source  in the city of Lynn" and in said item, by striking the figures "$3,350,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figures "$3,450,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-585

ECO 585

Rural Design Center

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0300, by adding the following:- “provided, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a Rural Design Center in the Town of Athol ; provided further that the purpose of the center shall be to provide local technical assistance to North Quabbin communities related to planning and development projects; provided further that the design center shall be administered by the UMass Center for Economic Development and UMass Extension Service;” and by striking out the figures “$1,489,388” and inserting in place thereof the following figures “$1,689,388”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-587

ECO 587

Russian Community Association

Mr. McGee 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 figures "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the following figures "$389,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-588

ECO 588

Brownfields Redevelopment Fund

Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Lewis, Moore, McGee, Cyr and O'Connor and Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting, after item 7007-0150, the following item:-

“7007-0210 For the purpose of the Brownfields Redevelopment Fund established pursuant to Section 29A of Chapter 23G of the General Laws…$15,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-589

ECO 589

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 $75,000 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 “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$374,361”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-590

ECO 590

FinTech Study

Ms. Donoghue moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0032, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a study, done in coordination with the Massachusetts-based nonprofit FinTech Sandbox, of the status of and current trends in the financial technology services sector and the next generation uses of financial data; provided further that the study may include, but not be limited to: (i) the current status of the financial technology services sector; (ii) an evaluation of emerging data technologies in financial services, including, but not limited to, biometrics, digital ledger, cloud and mobile applications and the implications these technologies have on individuals’ digital identities; (iii) a review of the challenges for Massachusetts businesses using financial data, the definition of digital identities and the potential impact on the quality, availability and efficiency of critical services provided by the commonwealth, as well as the current limitations of these challenges on new business opportunities and economic development; (iv) recommendations for further research on the viability of establishing and maintaining such digital identities including consideration of legal, technical and trust components; and (v) an examination of any workforce development needs in the financial services technology sector, including solutions for meeting those needs; and provided further that a copy of the study shall be filed with the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies and the joint committee on financial services by not later than June 30, 2018”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “3,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “3,250,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-591

ECO 591

Lowell Development & Financial Corporation Matching Grant Program

Ms. Donoghue moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0800, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to be administered by the Lowell Development & Financial Corporation that will match program funds to startup companies that have left an incubator or accelerator within the previous 12 months and seek to lease or rent office or laboratory space within the city of Lowell; provided further, that the Lowell Development & Financial Corporation shall award funds to companies that have secured private matching funds from landlords or other sources to assist in rent or lease payments”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$1,186,222” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “1,386,222”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-592-R1

Redraft ECO 592

International Trade and Export Development

Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. O'Connor and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, <w:t>by inserting, after item 7002-0032, the following item:-</w:t>

“7002-0033 For an international trade and export development program to be administered by the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency to strengthen international economic development and competiveness and promote international trade and the export of Massachusetts products and services; provided that, the program shall be a statewide resource for international trade and export development, attracting foreign direct investment to Massachusetts for job creation and retention, assisting Massachusetts companies in exporting products and services and expanding the commonwealth’s visibility in the global marketplace; and provided further, that the program shall develop a comprehensive global strategy in conjunction with state agencies, international trade and export development associations, cultural facilities, export businesses and other relevant stakeholders and submit said strategy to the joint committee on export development and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than July 1, 2018…$100,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-593

ECO 593

Massachusetts Food Trust

Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Keenan and Moore, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Cyr, Eldridge, Welch, Boncore, Rush, Lewis, Brady, Brownsberger, McGee and Timilty, Ms. Flanagan, Mr. Lesser, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. Humason, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. O'Connor and Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0300, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Food Trust Program established in section 65 of chapter 23A of the General Laws”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$1,489,388” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,589,388”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-594-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 594

Business Incubator in the City of Gardner

Ms. Flanagan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided that $100,000 be expended for the operation of the Greater Gardner Business Incubation Network’s business incubator in the City of Gardner."</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-595

ECO 595

Johnny Appleseed Trail Association

Ms. Flanagan, Mr. Eldridge and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after the year "2018" the following: "; provided further, that no less than $85,000 shall be expended for the Johnny Appleseed Trail Association" and in said item by striking out the figures "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$384,361".


SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2121

Senate, May 24, 2017 -- Text of amendment (596) (offered by Senator Donoghue et al) to the Ways and Means amendment (Senate, No. 3) to the House Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2018 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the Commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

_______________

In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

_______________

 

by inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

"SECTION __. The General Laws are hereby amended by inserting after chapter 40W, the following chapter:-

Chapter 40X.  Community Benefit Districts

Section 1.  As used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

“Community benefit district” or “CBD”, a contiguous geographic area with clearly defined boundaries, formed pursuant to this chapter.

“CBD corporation”, the nonprofit corporation designated to receive funds and otherwise implement the CBD, including the board of directors, officers and any employees.

“CBD fee”, a payment for services or improvements specified by the initial management plan and any management plan.

“Initial management plan”, the strategic and operating plan for the CBD as approved by the municipal governing body as part of the creation of the CBD.

“Management plan”, any subsequent, updated version of the initial management plan that is approved by the board of directors.

“Memorandum of understanding with the municipality” or “MOU”, a document which describes the standard government services and supplemental services to be provided within the CBD and how the municipality will participate in the CBD as a property owner and member.

“Municipal governing body”, the city council or board of aldermen in a city or the board of selectmen or town council in a town.

“Petition signer”, a property owner, or their designee, within the CBD who affirmatively signs the petition to establish the CBD.

“Property”, real property located within the CBD, whether commercial, tax exempt or residential.

“Property owner”, the owner of record of property; provided, however, that when a property is owned by an entity other than a natural person, a petition signer for that property shall include the petition-signer’s title and shall demonstrate its authority to sign as owner; and provided further, that if a property is owned by multiple persons, the signature of 1 owner shall be sufficient if that owner demonstrates authority to sign on behalf of the other owners.

“Standard government services”, governmental functions, programs, activities, facilities, improvements and other services that a municipality is authorized to perform or provide and that are paid for out of the municipal government budget.

“Supplemental services”, the provision of programs, public rights of way services, activities, amenities or information in addition to the standard governmental services provided to the CBD.

Section 2.  The rights and powers of a CBD corporation in a CBD approved by the municipal governing body pursuant to section 4 shall include: retaining or recruiting business; administering and managing central and neighborhood business districts; promoting economic development; managing parking; designing, engineering, constructing, maintaining or operating buildings, facilities, urban streetscapes or infrastructures to further economic development and public purposes; conducting historic preservation activities; leasing, owning, acquiring, or optioning real property; owning and managing parks, public spaces and community facilities; supplementing maintenance, security, or sanitation; planning and designing services; formulating a fee structure; accumulating interest; incurring costs or indebtedness; entering into contracts; suing and being sued; employing legal and accounting services; undertaking planning, feasibility and market analyses; developing common marketing and promotional activities; engaging in placemaking, programming, and event management within the district; soliciting donations, sponsorships and grants; operating transit services; and supporting public art, human and environmental services related to the enhancement of the district or other supplemental services or programs that would further the purposes of this chapter.

Section 3. The organization of a CBD shall be initiated by a petition of the property owners within the proposed CBD, which shall be filed in the office of the clerk of the municipality and contain the following:

(i) the signatures of the property owners, including participating tax-exempt entities, or petition signers in the proposed district who support the establishment of the district and who will pay more than 50 per cent of the assessments proposed to be levied; provided, however, that the amount of the assessment attributable to property owned by the same property owner that is in excess of 20 per cent of the amount of all assessments proposed shall not be included in the calculation or, alternatively, if there are not more than 4 property owners in the proposed district, all such property owners shall sign the petition;

(ii) a description of and a site map delineating the boundaries of the proposed CBD;

(iii) the identity and address of the CBD corporation, including its initial set of directors and officers and a copy of its by-laws;

(iv) an initial management plan, which shall set forth the supplemental services and programs, vision, strategy, budget and fee structures proposed for the CBD;

(v) the criteria for waiving the fee for any property owner within the CBD who can provide evidence that the imposition of such a fee would create a significant financial hardship; and

(vi) a staffing plan, which may include private nonprofit, for profit or public agency contractors or subcontractors.

A petition may include a mechanism for reimbursing the municipality for the costs incurred in establishing the CBD, and for costs incurred in collecting the district fees. A copy of the petition shall be filed with the undersecretary of housing and community development and the secretary of housing and economic development not more than 30 days following receipt of the petition by the clerk of the municipality.

Section 4. (a) The municipal governing body shall hold a public hearing not more than 60 days following receipt of the petition by the clerk of the municipality. Written notification of the hearing shall be sent to each property owner within the boundary of the proposed CBD not more than 30 days before a hearing by mailing notice to the address listed in the property tax records. Notification of the hearing shall be published for 2 consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the area, the last publication being not less than 14 days before the hearing and listed on the municipality’s website. The public notice shall contain the proposed boundaries of the CBD, the proposed fee level, a summary of supplemental programs and services and where the property owner may obtain a full copy of the initial management plan.

(b) Prior to the public hearing, the municipal governing body shall direct the town clerk, city clerk or a designee to determine that the establishment criteria have been met, as set forth in section 3. In determining whether a signature is authentic, the clerk shall apply the same standard used when certifying signatures for a petition to place a referendum on a local or state ballot.

(c) Not more than 45 days after the public hearing, a municipal governing body, in its sole discretion, may, by vote of the city council with approval of the mayor in a city and by vote of the board of selectmen in a town, declare the district organized and describe the boundaries and service area of the district; provided, however, that in a town with a population of not more than 10,000, the district shall not be declared organized without a vote by the board of selectmen and a town meeting. The declaration shall include authorization to municipal staff to enter into an agreement with the CBD corporation with respect to operations and funding consistent with the approved initial management plan. Upon such declaration, the CBD may commence operations.

(d) Notice of the declaration of the organization of the CBD shall be mailed or delivered to each property owner within the proposed CBD. The notice shall explain that membership in the CBD is irrevocable unless the CBD is dissolved pursuant to section 10 and shall include a description of the basis for determining the district fee, the projected fee level and the services to be provided within the CBD. Such notice shall be published for 2 consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the area, the last publication being not more than 30 days after the vote to declare the district organized.

(e) Participation in the CBD shall be permanent unless the CBD is dissolved pursuant to section 10. All property owners shall contribute in accordance with fee structures based upon the benefits anticipated to be received, as outlined in the initial management plan.

Section 5. (a) Each CBD corporation shall have a not for profit board of directors that shall oversee its operations to insure the implementation of the initial management plan and any management plan. At least 51 per cent of the board shall be composed of property owners, which may include participating tax-exempt property owners, or their designees; and the remaining members may be a balanced group of stakeholders representing the community, including residents, municipal government, business tenants and nonprofits.

(b) The initial management plan shall be updated at least once every 3 years by the CBD board of directors and a copy thereof shall be mailed, emailed or delivered to each CBD member and filed with the municipal governing body.

(c) The CBD corporation shall comply with the public charity reporting requirements of section 8F of chapter 12.

Section 6. All real property located within a proposed CBD shall be considered in the fee formula for supplemental services and programs as outlined in the initial management plan, except that any residential property with a homeowner eligible for a property tax exemption established by statute, or local ordinance or bylaw, shall not be charged a fee for participating in the district.

Tax-exempt property owners in the district shall not be required to pay assessment fees, but may elect to do so. Tax-exempt property owners may also enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the district management entity in lieu of, or to supplement, monetary payments, and which may include such contributions as: space for events, loans of equipment or vehicles, volunteers or volunteer management, staff time, programs and services to the community, or any other contribution deemed appropriate to support implementation of the district management plan.

The CBD corporation, at its sole discretion, may grant a financial hardship waiver to any property owner, pursuant to the waiver criteria established within the CBD. A waiver is not intended to be permanent and shall be requested and granted on an annual basis, and shall be based upon temporary, extraordinary circumstances. The CBD corporation may also, at its discretion, approve in-kind contributions or services in addition to, or in lieu of, fees upon execution of a memorandum of agreement with a property owner.

Section 7. Upon formal approval of a CBD, the municipal governing body shall adopt the district fee structure for the financing of items submitted in the initial management plan for the CBD; provided, however, that the total fees assessed in any 1 year may not exceed 1/2 of 1 per cent of the sum of the assessed valuation of the real property owned by participating members in the CBD district. The basis of a district fee may be determined by a formula utilizing at least 1 or a combination of the following methodologies:

(i) different levels for varying classifications of real property;

(ii) benefit zones;

(iii) assessed valuation;

(iv) building or parcel square footage;

(v) street frontage; or

(vi) any other formula which meets the objectives of the CBD.

The CBD, through its management plan, shall have the option to limit or cap the maximum annual fee derived from individual properties or the total annual revenue generated by the CBD.

The initial management plan may also propose a “phase-in” period of not more than 3 years, with assessments increasing over the stated period. The formula for determining the district fee structure shall be set forth in the original petition as required by section 3.

The CBD may change the formula or the assessment level set forth in the initial management plan or management plan by majority vote of its board of directors, ratified by vote of 2/3 of the property owners that are members in the CBD.  Within 30 days after amendment of the formula or assessment level, the CBD shall file notice of the changes with the municipal governing body, the undersecretary of housing and community development and the secretary of housing and economic development. In addition to receiving funds from the district fee, the CBD corporation may receive grants, donations, revenues generated from parking fees, CBD activities or gifts on behalf of the CBD.

Section 8. The collector or treasurer of the municipality may collect district fees in designated CBDs and disburse the funds to the CBD corporation. In addition to the items identified in section 3A of chapter 60, the collector or treasurer may include notices for district fees in the envelope or electronic message in which a property bill is sent. District fees collected shall be used solely to fund items to further the goals identified and approved in the initial management plan for the CBD. The collector or treasurer shall disburse fee revenues to the CBD corporation not later than 30 days after the collection of such fees, together with any interest earned on those fees.

Following establishment of the CBD, all fees billed by or on behalf of the CBD and unpaid after 30 days from the date of billing shall become a lien on the property, which shall have priority over all other liens except municipal liens and mortgages of record prior to the recording of a notice of lien, if notice of the lien is duly recorded by the CBD corporation in the appropriate registry of deeds or land court registry district.

Section 9. At any time after the establishment of a CBD pursuant to this chapter, the district boundaries upon which the establishment was based may, upon the recommendation of the CBD corporation, be amended by the municipal governing body after compliance with the procedures set forth in this section.

The CBD corporation shall prepare a petition, consistent with the criteria described in section 3; provided, however, that if the petition concerns an amendment to expand the district, the petition shall be accompanied by signatures of the property owners who are required to pay more than 50 per cent of the assessments in the expanded area. If the petition concerns an amendment to reduce the size of the district, it shall be accompanied by signatures of the property owners who are required to pay more than 50 per cent of the assessments levied in the existing district. The municipal governing body shall hold a public hearing not more than 60 days after its receipt of a petition to amend the district boundaries. In the case of an expansion petition, written notification of the hearing shall be sent to each property owner within the proposed expansion area of the CBD not more than 30 days before the hearing, by mailing notice to the address listed in the property tax records. In the case of a reduction petition, the notice shall be sent to each property owner in the existing district. For either an expansion or reduction petition, notification of the hearing shall also be published for 2 consecutive weeks in a

newspaper of general circulation in the area with the last publication being not more than 14 days before the hearing and shall be listed on the municipality’s website. For an expansion petition, the public notice shall contain the proposed expanded boundaries of the CBD, the fee level, a summary of supplemental programs and services, and where the property owner may obtain a full copy of the management plan. For a reduction petition, the public notice shall contain the proposed reduced boundaries of the CBD and any changes in the fee level, supplemental programs and services or other material aspects of the management plan that will occur as a result of the boundary change. Not more than 30 days after the hearing, and upon determination by the city or town clerk, or designee, that the petition has met the necessary criteria, the municipal governing body, in its sole discretion, may by a vote declare the district boundaries amended. Upon the adoption of an amendment to the district boundaries which increases the size of the district, owners of property to be added to the district shall be notified of the new boundaries of the district in accordance with section 4.

Section 10.  A CBD may be dissolved by a majority vote by its board of directors, ratified by a two-thirds vote of the property owners; provided, however, that the amount of the assessment attributable to property owned by the same property owner that is in excess of 20 per cent of the amount of all assessments proposed shall not be included in the calculation; provided, however, that no CBD shall be dissolved until it has satisfied or paid in full all of its outstanding indebtedness, obligations and liabilities; until funds are on deposit and available therefore or until a repayment schedule has been formulated and municipally approved. Upon dissolution, the CBD shall not incur any new or increased financial obligations.  Any liabilities, either current or future, incurred as a result of action to accomplish the purposes of the management plan shall not be an obligation of the municipality. Liabilities shall be paid for entirely from revenue gained from the project or facilities authorized, or from the fees on the properties in the CBD.

Upon the dissolution of a CBD, any remaining revenues derived from the sale of assets acquired with fees collected shall be refunded to the property owners in the CBD by applying the same formula used to calculate the fee in the fiscal year in which the CBD is dissolved. Nothing in this section shall prevent the filing of a subsequent petition for a similar CBD."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-597

ECO 597

Town of Clinton Walnut Street Parking Lot Reconstruction

Ms. Flanagan 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 no less than $85,000 be provided to the Town of Clinton for reconstruction work to the 38-space public surface parking lot located at 24 Walnut Street in the downtown area.” 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-598

ECO 598

Arlington Community Trabajando

Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by adding at the end thereof the following language: "provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Arlington Community Trabajando Inc. in the city of Lawrence;


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-599

ECO 599

Lawrence International Book Festival

Ms. 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 $15,000 be expended for La Feria Internacional del Libro en Lawrence in the City of Lawrence for the purpose of assisting literacy and promoting reading in the greater Lawrence community through advocacy, programming, and the annual Lawrence International Book Festival"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-600-R1

Redraft ECO 600

Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund

Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, <w:t>by adding the following: "provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be allocated to the Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund to assist in citizenship education, citizenship application assistance, ESL classes, and computer training for low-income adults", and by striking the figure "$30,250,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$30,300,000".</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-601

ECO 601

Lawrence Partnership

Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by inserting at the end thereof the following: "provided that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Lawrence Partnership to facilitate public/private economic development collaboration in the City of Lawrence."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-602

ECO 602

E for All / E Para Todos

Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by inserting at the end thereof the following: "provided further, that no less than $30,000 shall be expended for E Para Todos, the Spanish program of Entrepreneurship for All, Inc., A Nonprofit Corporation in the city of Lawrence, to promote small business, create new jobs and support workforce development and training initiatives in urban communities"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-603

ECO 603

Beyond Soccer

Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by inserting at the end thereof the following: "provided further that no less than $15,000 shall be allocated to Beyond Soccer, Inc. to provide innovative health, athletic, and leadership programming for low-income youth in the City of Lawrence."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-605-R1

Redraft ECO 605

Berkshire County Workforce Alignment

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided that $75,000 be expended for the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board to support workforce alignment initiatives”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof “$374,361”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-606-R1

Redraft ECO 606

Regional Tourism Council Grants

Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Cyr, Eldridge, deMacedo and McGee, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Hinds and Moore, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Humason, Lesser, Lewis and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended <w:t xml:space="preserve">“SECTION 11A: Section 13T of chapter 23A, as inserted by section 39 of chapter 133 of the acts of 2016, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (e) and inserting in place thereof the following 2 subsections:- </w:t>

(e) Funds allocated to regional tourism councils through the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund shall be distributed not later than September 1 of the fiscal year in which they are credited.

(f) The partnership shall submit an annual report to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the joint committee on tourism, arts and cultural development not later than December 31 on the cost-effectiveness of the fund. The report shall be made available on the office of travel and tourism’s website. The report shall include expenditures made by: (i) the partnership from money out of the fund to promote tourism; (ii) the partnership for administrative costs; (iii) the regional tourism councils to promote tourism; and (iv) the regional tourism councils for administrative costs.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-607

ECO 607

Essex National Heritage Area

Ms. Lovely and Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Essex National Heritage Commission for improvements to the Essex National Heritage Area in Essex County”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$349,361”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-608-R1

Redraft ECO 608

Western Mass Entrepreneurship Programming

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0801, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided that not less than $25,000 shall be expended as a one-time grant to Lever, Inc. in the City of North Adams for the purpose of supporting regional economic development and entrepreneurship programming in western Massachusetts”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$1,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$1,025,000”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-609

ECO 609

Artists' Row

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the enhancement of Artists’ Row in the city of Salem”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “399,361”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-610

ECO 610

Peabody-Salem Trolley Study

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, “provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended by the City of Peabody for the study of operating a high rail trolley service on the MBTA track running from Peabody Square to the Salem Depot”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-611

ECO 611

Peabody Fire and Police Memorial

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, “provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended for the Peabody Fire and Police Memorial”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-612

ECO 612

Peabody Centennial Celebration

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, “provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended for the celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the City of Peabody”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-613-R1

Redraft ECO 613

Berkshire Blueprint 2.0

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the purpose of updating the Berkshire Blueprint to support comprehensive county-wide economic development planning”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$324,361”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-614

ECO 614

GAR Hall

Ms. Lovely 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 not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the GAR Hall located in the City of Beverly” and in said line item by striking out the figures “$932,724” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$982,724”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-615

ECO 615

Beverly Infrastructure Grants

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 further, that not less than $100,000 be expended on infrastructure grants to the city of Beverly"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-616

ECO 616

Regional Tourism Councils

Messrs. Hinds, Cyr, deMacedo, Moore and McGee, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Flanagan, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Tarr, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Humason and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after line item 7008-0900 the following item:

“xxxx-xxxx For assistance to regional tourism councils for marketing and promotion of visitation and tourism……………………………………………………………$4,200,000

 

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-618

ECO 618

Creative Economy Master Plan

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

"SECTION_. Notwithstanding any special or general law to the contrary, the secretary of housing and economic affairs, in consultation with the executive director of the Massachusetts cultural council, the executive director of travel and tourism and the secretary of labor and workforce development, shall develop and maintain a master plan for the development and advancement of the creative economy throughout the commonwealth, provided that such plan shall be reviewed and updated in increments of not less than three years.

For the purposes of this section the creative economy shall include but not be limited to elements that encompass the visual and performing arts, cultural interpretation and presentation, tourism and affiliated economic activities related to and dependent thereon.

In developing and maintaining said plan the secretary shall seek to ensure inclusion of necessary components to support and strengthen the creative economy of each region and sub region of the commonwealth, as their special circumstances may escalate, and shall seek to maximize and capture to the fullest extent possible the opportunities for job creation, workforce training and skills development, in such regions and sub regions.

The process of developing and maintaining such plan shall include, but not be limited to, at least one public hearing in each geographic region identified in the plan, provided further that the plan shall recognize and support cultural districts as critical resources in advancing its goals."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-619

ECO 619

Promoting savings for first time homebuyers

Messrs. Tarr, Fattman, Humason, deMacedo, O'Connor and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section___, the following new sections:-

"SECTION__. Chapter 23B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding after section 30, the following section:-

Section 31.  The director of the department of housing and community development shall establish a closing costs assistance program for income-eligible first time homebuyers.  The department, subject to appropriation, shall issue grants to qualifying homebuyers up to $2,500 for the purpose of assisting in paying closing costs and other similar fees associated with the purchase of a home.  Said grant may not exceed greater than 100 percent of the documented closing costs in any transaction.  The department shall publish any regulations necessary to achieve the purpose of this section.

Income-eligible first-time homebuyers, for purposes of this section, shall be defined as any person, or persons for those persons purchasing a home jointly, who maintains a first-time home-buying account as designated under section 5B of chapter 26, and then utilizes at minimum $1,000 from said account for such a purchase; provided that said person shall have an income of 90 percent of the median area income as estimated by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for metropolitan statistical areas or less.

SECTION 2.  Chapter 26, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding after section 5A, the following new section: -

“Section 5B.  (a) The commissioner of banks shall establish a first-time home-buying program to be administered by financial institutions licensed to do business in the commonwealth.  Such program shall require that new qualifying savings accounts, established by an individual to be designated as a first-time home-buying account, qualify for the benefits prescribed by this section.  Individuals with existing qualifying savings accounts shall be entitled to convert and designate such account as a first-time home-buying account.  The commissioner shall establish regulations defining a qualifying savings account as such an account suitably chosen by the commissioner from existing forms of savings and retirement accounts for the purpose of this section.

(b)  Such program shall allow contributions of up to $4,000 to first-time home-buying accounts, designated as such and regulated by the commissioner; provided, that such contributions shall not be considered taxable income and shall be deducted under subsection (a) of section 3 of chapter 62.

(c)   Under said program, balances of up to $5,000 in qualifying savings accounts established prior to being designated as a first-time home-buying account shall be credited in the first taxable year following the designation under subsection (m) of section 6 of chapter 62.

(d)  Qualifying distributions to an individual from a first-time home-buying account shall not be considered taxable income under section 2 of chapter 62.  Qualifying distributions shall mean distributions for qualified first-time homebuyer expenses as defined by section 72(t)(8) of the Internal Revenue Code, as it may be amended from time to time.

Distributions to an individual that do not qualify under this subsection shall be considered taxable income under section 2 of chapter 62 and shall also subject to a penalty of not more than 10%.  Penalties shall be administered by the commissioner and shall be available to the closing cost assistance program fund created under section 31 of chapter 23B.”

SECTION 3.  Subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of section (2) of chapter 62, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following subparagraph:-

(D) Effective on and after January 1, 2017, any qualifying distribution from a designated first-time home-buying account, as defined by section 5B of chapter 26, shall not be subject to taxes imposed by this chapter; provided however, that any distribution for expenses not exempt from taxation, as defined by section 5B of chapter 26, shall be considered taxable income under this chapter.

SECTION 4.  Subparagraph (B) of section 3 of chapter 62, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the following subdivision:-

“(16) Amount expended by an individual for contributions to a qualifying savings account, designated as a first-time home-buying account, pursuant to section 5B of chapter 26, not to exceed $4,000 for the taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2017.”

SECTION 5.  Subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 2 of said chapter 62, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding after the words “section sixty-two” the following:- “, two hundred and nineteen”.

SECTION 6.  Subdivision (1) of subsection (d) of section 2 of said chapter 62, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking subparagraph (F) in its entirety.

SECTION 7.  Section 6 of chapter 62, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following subsection:-

“(m)  A taxpayer shall be allowed a credit against the taxes imposed by this chapter equal to the taxes paid in any one year prior to January 1, 2017 for contributions up to $5,000 into a qualifying savings account converted and designated as a first-time home-buying account, pursuant to section 5B of chapter 26.”

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-621

ECO 621

Encouraging Cultural Council Funding

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

“SECTION __. Chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 57 the following two sections:-

Section 57½. The council shall stimulate and encourage the arts, humanities and interpretive sciences within cities and towns by administering the distribution of the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund established pursuant to section 57¾ to cities and towns on a county basis as hereinafter provided.

The council shall receive applications for said funds from cities and towns and shall annually distribute funds received in the proceeding taxable year from any source so that those funds are distributed to cities and towns within a county in proportion to the amount contributed to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund in the preceding taxable year by taxpayers within each county, pursuant to section 6O of chapter 62.

The council shall publish and make available on its website, at least annually, (i) the total amount contributed pursuant to said section 6O, (ii) the subtotal amounts contributed by each county, (iii) the subtotal amount contributed by taxpayers with addresses outside of the commonwealth, (iv) the subtotal amount credited or transferred to the fund from any other fund or source; and (v) the per county percentage to be applied for the distribution of funds under this section.

Section 57¾. There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund, to be known as the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund. The fund shall consist of all revenues received by the commonwealth pursuant to section 6O of chapter 62 and all other monies credited or transferred thereto from any other fund or source pursuant to law.

All revenues credited under this section shall remain in the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund, not subject to appropriation, to assist the council in its promotion and encouragement of the arts. The state treasurer shall not deposit said revenues in or transfer said revenues to the General Fund or any other fund other than the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund.

The state treasurer shall deposit the revenues in the fund in accordance with the provisions of section 34 of chapter 29 in such manner as will secure the highest interest rate available consistent with the safety of the fund and with the requirement that all amounts on deposit be available for immediate withdrawal at any time. The fund shall be expended only for the purposes stated above at the direction of the council and any unexpended balances shall be redeposited, as herein provided, for future use consistent with this section.

SECTION __. Chapter 62 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 6N the following section:-

Section 6O. Every individual who files a separate return and every spousal couple filing a return jointly may voluntarily contribute all or part of any refund to which they are entitled or may voluntarily add an amount onto any amount due to be credited to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund, established pursuant to section 57¾ of chapter 10.

A contribution made under this section may be made with respect to any taxable year at the time of filing a return of the tax imposed by this chapter for such taxable year. The commissioner shall prescribe the manner in which such contribution shall be made on the face of the return required by section 5 of chapter 62C; provided, however, that the commissioner shall assure that taxpayers filing any such forms are made clearly aware of their ability to make the contributions provided for by this section.

The commissioner shall annually certify to the state treasurer and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, established pursuant to section 52 of chapter 10, the total amount contributed under this section and the treasurer shall credit such total amount to the Massachusetts Cultural Development Fund. The commissioner shall report to the Massachusetts Cultural Council the percentage of contribution amounts by county as determined by the address of the taxpayer. Contributions made by taxpayers with addresses outside of the commonwealth shall be aggregated and reported as a separate category.”

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-622

ECO 622

Waltham CDC Housing Clinic

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided that not less than $46,790 shall be expended for the WATCH Community Development Corporation’s Housing Clinic”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$5,160,332” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$5,207,122”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-623

ECO 623

MetroWest Food & Music Festival

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for MetroFest”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$314,361”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-625

ECO 625

Waltham Community Day Center

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that not less than $38,000 shall be expended for a full-time dual-diagnosis clinician at the Waltham Community Day Center to treat homeless individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$5,160,332” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$5,198,332”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-626

ECO 626

Waltham Tourism Council

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, Inc.”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$299,361” and inserting in the place thereof the figure “$374,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-627

ECO 627

Chelmsford Signage and Wayfinding

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end there the following: “provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for a signage and wayfinding program in the town of Chelmsford as part of a project improving the pedestrian, bicycle and public parking areas, and multi-use pathways in Chelmsford center in the town of Chelmsford”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$499,361”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-628

ECO 628

New Lease for Homeless Families

Messrs. Eldridge, Brownsberger and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0106, by inserting after item 7004-0104 the following item:-

7004-0106 For the continued implementation and evaluation of the homeless family preference in private multi-family housing program established by New Lease for Homeless Families, Inc. ..........................$250,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-629

ECO 629

Providing a Safe Harbor for Contractors of Services

Mr. Tarr 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 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: FY2018-S3-634

ECO 634

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:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Germantown Neighborhood Center in Quincy”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$349,361”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-635

ECO 635

Quincy Asian Resources, Inc

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:-“; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. in Quincy”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$399,361”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-636

ECO 636

Preservation of the Resting Place of U.S. Presidents

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:- “; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for building safety improvements to the resting place of American presidents in the city of Quincy”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$324,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-637

ECO 637

Holbrook Town Facilities

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:- "; provided further, that the town of Holbrook shall receive not less than the amount appropriated in item 7004-0099 of section 2 of Chapter 139 of the Acts of 2012 for a community action grant"; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$7,263,469” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$7,363,469”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-638-R1

Redraft ECO 638

Squantum Point Park and Pier

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to the City of Quincy for improvements to the Squantum Point Park area, which may include costs associated with readying said park and its pier for ferry service and the provision of said service”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$399,361"</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-639

ECO 639

Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment

Ms. Donoghue, Messrs. Hinds and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1300, by striking out the figure “$113,751” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$230,130”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-640

ECO 640

New England Center for Arts and Technology

Ms. Forry and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, By adding the following “provided further, that 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, Inc.” and by striking in said item the figure "$2,066,244" an inserting in its place "$2,366,244".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-641

ECO 641

Alternative Housing Voucher Program

Messrs. Eldridge, Cyr, Lewis, Moore and Timilty, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Barrett, Brady, Keenan and O'Connor and Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9030, by striking out item 7004-9030 in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-

7004-9030 For the rental assistance program established in 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 and project based 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 the word “rent”, as used in this item, 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………………………………………………………$7,500,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-642

ECO 642

Military Base Promotion

Ms. Donoghue moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting, after item 7002-0032, the following new item:-

“7002-0035 For a reserve to support the commonwealth's defense sector initiatives; provided, that the executive office may allocate funds to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for this purpose…$125,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-643-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 643

Foreclosure Counseling Grants

Mr. Eldridge, Ms. L'Italien, Mr. Brady, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Keenan, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Brownsberger and Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0011, <w:t>by striking out item 7006-0011 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-</w:t>

7006-0011 For the costs incurred by the division of banks associated with licensure of loan originators pursuant to chapter 255F of the General Laws; provided, that the division may expend revenues of not more than $2,350,000 from the revenue received from administrative fees associated with the licensure fees and from civil administrative penalties collected pursuant to said chapter 255F; provided further, that not less than $1,300,000 shall be expended by the commissioner of banks as grants for the operation of a program for best lending practices, first-time homeowner counseling for nontraditional loans and 10 or more foreclosure education centers pursuant to section 16 of chapter 206 of the acts of 2007 and that the grants shall be awarded through a competitive application process using criteria established by the division; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system............................................ $2,350,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-644

ECO 644

Levi Weatherbee Farm Restoration

Mr. Eldridge 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 not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the historic restoration of the Levi Weatherbee Farm located on Middle road in the town of Boxborough”, and in said item by striking out the figure “$932,724" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$957,724".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-646-R1

Redraft ECO 646

Public Housing Reform

Messrs. Boncore, Brownsberger, McGee and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9007, <w:t>by inserting at the end there of the following new language:– “provided, that in conjunction with said duties, funds may be expended on the creation and implementation of an information technology platform for state-aided public housing to be administered by the department” and by striking out the figures “800,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “1,100,00”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-647

ECO 647

Westborough 300th Anniversary

Mr. Eldridge 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 $50,000 shall be expended on the planning and celebration of the 300th anniversary of the town of Westborough”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-  “$349,361”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-648

ECO 648

Riverside Theatre Works/MAC

Mr. Rush 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 $40,000 shall be expended for the purpose of the operation of the programs of the Riverside Theatre Works, an organization located in the Hyde Park section of the City of Boston;” and in said item by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$339,361”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-651-R1

Redraft ECO 651

HomeBASE

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Cyr, Eldridge, Brady and Brownsberger, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Boncore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0108, <w:t>by striking the words "not more than $300,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "funds"</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-654

ECO 654

Framingham Downtown Renaissance

Ms. Chandler moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for Framingham Downtown Renaissance, Inc.”; and

by striking out the figure “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$374,361”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-655

ECO 655

Long Term Care Insurance Deadline Adjustment

Ms. Chandler and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section 114, the following new section:-

"SECTION 115. Section 33 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “that,” in line 7, the following words:-  "on that date or"."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-657

ECO 657

Franklin Downtown Partnership

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for the Franklin Downtown Partnership, Inc.”; and in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$314,361”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-658

ECO 658

Bourne Financial Development Corporation

Mr. 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 $50,000 shall be expended for the Bourne Financial Development Corporation”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$349,361”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-659

ECO 659

Homelessness Status

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by striking "shall, not later than September 1, 2017, promulgate and uniformly enforce regulations clarifying that a household that otherwise qualifies for any preference or priority for state subsidized housing based on homeless or at-risk status shall retain that preference or priority notwithstanding receipt of assistance that is intended to be temporary including, but not limited to, any temporary or bridge subsidies provided with state or federal funds which shall include households receiving assistance under item 7004-0108 after July 1, 2013;"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-660

ECO 660

From the Top

Ms. Creem, Messrs. Ross and Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following:-

“; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for public service announcements to be broadcasted during From the Top, Inc’s radio programming”; and in said item by striking out the figures "299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figures "399,361".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-661

ECO 661

Independent Film Society of Boston

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 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 "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$349,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-663-R1

Redraft ECO 663

AHA Fall River

Mr. Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by adding the following: “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for AHA! Art, History &amp; Architecture in the city of Fall River to establish and enhance outreach and educational programs to benefit financially disadvantaged children in the greater Fall River area.”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-665

ECO 665

Newton at Home

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by inserting after the words “service organizations” the following:- “; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for financial assistance for qualified seniors in the city of Newton to receive the services of Newton At Home, Inc.”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$1,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$1,515,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-666

ECO 666

Zamir Chorale

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following:- “; provided further, that $35,000 shall be expended for Zamir Chorale of Boston, Inc.'s musical and educational organization”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$334,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-667

ECO 667

HomeBASE

Messrs. deMacedo, Humason and Tarr and Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0108, by striking "ineligible for benefits under said item 7004-0101 and this item for 24 months" and replacing with "ineligible for benefits under said item 7004-0101 and this item for 12 months."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-668

ECO 668

Housing Services Grants

Mr. deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0011, by inserting after the word “division” in the third clause the following:“provided further, grants may also be for housing services and counseling provided by regional housing consumer education centers operated by the regional nonprofit housing authorities also awarded through a competitive application process;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-669

ECO 669

Microlending

Messrs. deMacedo and Eldridge, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Humason and Tarr, Ms. Flanagan and Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by adding the following new line item: "7007-0801 For micro lending 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 .... $100,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-670

ECO 670

Franklin Historical Commission

Mr. Ross 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 $5,000 shall be allocated to the Franklin Historical Commission for the purchase of equipment to preserve historical artifacts;” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$304,361”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-671-R1

Redraft ECO 671

Avon Economic Development

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t xml:space="preserve">by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that $30,000 be expended to the Town of Avon for infrastructure improvements"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figure"$329,361" </w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-672

ECO 672

Avon Intersection Improvement

Mr. Timilty 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 $175,000 be expended for the Town of Avon to improve the engineering and signal responses of the intersection located at East/West Spring Street and East Main Street"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$474,361"

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-674

ECO 674

Spirit of Springfield

Messrs. Lesser, Welch and 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 $100,000 shall be expended for the Spirit of Springfield in the city of Springfield”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$399,361”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-675

ECO 675

Economic forecasts

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1100-1201, by adding at the end thereof the following:,provided further, that such activities shall include the development of quarterly economic forecasts and/or revisions to prior such forecasts, taking into account the forecasts on which the joint revenue estimate, so-called, is based and the accuracy and relevance of such forecasts on an ongoing basis, provided further that such forecasts and revisions shall be reported contemporaneously to the clerks of the House and Senate, the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means, and the Secretary of Administration and Finance


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-677

ECO 677

New England Public Radio

Messrs. Lesser and Welch 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 $150,000 shall be expended for the operation and regional youth media lab of New England Public Radio in the city of Springfield”; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$449,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-678-R1

Redraft ECO 678

Crosby Central Administration Building

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by adding the following: "and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the repair and maintenance of the Crosby Central Administration Building in the City of Brockton.</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-679

ECO 679

Tenancy Preservation

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-680

ECO 680

Randolph AMVETS Post Repair

Mr. Timilty 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 shall be allocated for necessary repairs to the Randolph AMVETS Post 51, located at 9 AMVETS Lane in Randolph”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$299,361“ and inserting in place thereof the figure “$399,361“


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-681-R1

Redraft ECO 681

Randolph Financial Opportunity Center

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that not less than $30,000 shall be allocated to the Town of Randolph to be expended on funding operating costs at the Randolph Economic Opportunity Center in the Town of Randolph"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$7,263,469" and inserting in place thereof the figure "7,293,469"</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-682

ECO 682

Senator Thomas P. Kennedy Main Branch Library

Messrs. Brady, Cyr, McGee, O'Connor, Montigny and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following: "and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the dedication and maintenance of the Senator Thomas P. Kennedy Main Branch Library in the City of Brockton.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-683

ECO 683

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 “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$349,361”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-684

ECO 684

Sharon Commuter Rail Station Parking Lot Study

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding a the end thereof the following: “provided that $50,000 be expended for a feasibility study for the reconfiguration and expansion of the parking lots at the commuter rail station in the town of Sharon”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “. $299,361“ and inserting in place thereof the figure “$349,361“


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-685

ECO 685

South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corp

Mr. Moore 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 $40,000 shall be expended for the South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corporation"; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$7,303,469" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$7,343,469".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-687

ECO 687

Restoration of the State Theatre in Stoughton

Mr. Timilty 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 the restoration of the State Theatre in Stoughton”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$299,361“ and inserting in place thereof the figure “$349,361“


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-688

ECO 688

Blue Hills Observatory Science Center

Messrs. Timilty, Cyr, Barrett and O'Connor and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that $100,000 be expended for the operations of the Blue Hill Observatory Science Center, Inc."; and in said item by striking out the figures "$38,578,728" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$38,678,728"                                                               


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-689-R1

Redraft ECO 689

Springfield Dr. Seuss Museum

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the interactive bilingual operations of the Dr. Seuss Museum in the city of Springfield”; and, in said item, by striking out the figure “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$399,361”.</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-690

ECO 690

Worcester Latino Elders Program

Mr. Moore 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 in the city of Worcester"; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$1,500,000”  and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “$1,600,000”. 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-691

ECO 691

LuminArtz

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 further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for LuminArtz for the design, preparation and production of public art displays."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-692

ECO 692

Local Consortiums to End Family Homelessness

Messrs. Lesser, Humason, O'Connor and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 1450-1266 the following item:

"1599-0017. For a homelessness prevention reserve at the executive office of health and human services; provided, that funds shall be used to provide tailored and flexible short-term assistance to families that are homeless with a goal of rapid housing stabilization; provided further, that funds may be used for prevention, diversion, or stabilization; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services may transfer from this item amounts necessary to meet any costs associated with the purposes of this item; and provided further, that the department may enter into interagency service agreements as needed........$1,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-693-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 693

Valley Venture Mentors Collegiate Accelerator Program

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, <w:t xml:space="preserve">by inserting at the end thereof the following: "provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to Valley Venture Mentors for the purpose of establishing a collegiate accelerator program which will provide 8 weeks of hands on, intensive mentoring, education, and support"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$3,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure: "$3,100,000" </w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-694

ECO 694

Massachusetts Public Art Program

Messrs. Lesser, Cyr, Lewis, Hinds and O'Connor, Ms. Lovely and Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

"SECTION __. Chapter 7C of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:

Section 73. (a) There shall be a Massachusetts Public Art Program, or MPAP, to be administered by the Public Art Commission, established in subsection (b). The MPAP shall provide for the creation, acquisition, conservation and maintenance of public art. Under this program and in connection with construction or substantial renovation of any Commonwealth-owned, managed and occupied building shall be transferred one per cent of all state fund appropriations for capital improvements designated for new capital construction for the creation, conservation, and maintenance of public art in or on the site including, but not limited to, expenses related to selection processes and design and development.

(b) There shall be a Public Art Commission, or Commission, which shall administer the MPAP by: (i) establishing a process for capital projects to apply for MPAP funding; (ii) creating a set of criteria for the Commission to utilize in determining the level of funding, if any, for each project applicant; (iii) working with the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), project managers and contractors to identify opportunities and locations for art; (iv) reviewing each project to ensure relevance of and support for the public art, including engaging the relevant local site users and community stakeholders for their input; (v) making curatorial decisions on a project-by-project basis; (vi) establishing partnerships and relationships as relevant to the program and projects with members of the Commonwealth’s artist community, including artists, cultural institutions, arts organizations and educational institutions; (vii) consulting with Local Cultural Councils; (viii) promoting and encouraging public art; (xi) promoting public access to and education with respect to art installations in public facilities; (x) ensuring an inventory of and maintenance plan for the public art collection; and (xi) coordinating with the executive department to ensure compliance with and participation in the MPAP. The Commission may coordinate with educational, arts and cultural organizations, municipalities and other organizations to provide alternative sources of funding for public art and programming for arts and cultural education and research alternative funding mechanisms including, but not limited to, public-private partnerships that may increase the total pool of funds for public art and suggest the development of programming for education and promotion regarding public art. All state agencies within the executive department shall cooperate with and provide assistance to the Commission as necessary.

(c) The Commission shall consist of: the Commissioner of DCAMM or a designee who shall serve as chair; the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council or a designee; 2 persons to be appointed by the President of the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, each of whom shall have a background in public art or architecture; and 5 persons to be appointed by the Governor, 1 of whom shall have municipal government experience who shall be selected from a list of 3 individuals nominated by the Massachusetts Municipal Association, Inc.; 1 of whom shall be a project designer with experience in the creation and installation of public art; 1 of whom shall be an artist or representative from a nonprofit or community organization associated with the arts who shall be selected from a list of 3 individuals nominated by the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council; and 1 of whom shall be a faculty or staff member specializing in art or architecture at 1 of the Commonwealth’s public institutions of higher education. At least 1 member of the Commission shall be an artist and at least 1 member shall be an architect. The Governor shall seek to appoint persons who are from geographically diverse regions of the Commonwealth. The MPAP coordinator appointed pursuant to subsection (d) shall be a nonvoting member of the Commission and shall serve as its secretary. Commission members shall serve without compensation or reimbursement for expenses. Commission members shall serve for terms of 5 years. Commissioner members may be reappointed but shall not serve for more than 2 consecutive terms. Initial nominations to the Commission shall be made no later than six months after the signing of this law. The Commission shall meet at least quarterly and otherwise at the discretion of the chair.

(d) The Commissioner of DCAMM, in coordination with the Commission, shall appoint an MPAP coordinator, an employee of DCAMM, who shall report to the Commissioner and shall have the requisite qualifications related to public art programs and project management to administer the MPAP. The coordinator’s appointment shall be subject to approval by the Commission. In coordination with the Commission and any other agencies as the Commissioner may deem appropriate, the coordinator shall, without limitation: (i) recommend the guidelines and parameters for the MPAP; (ii) coordinate the MPAP, including soliciting artists, setting up proposal review, overseeing artists’ work and developing and managing community engagement and educational activities; (iii) research other successful funding mechanisms that increase the total pool of funds for public art; (iv) oversee the creation of a central entity to host a variety of shared resources relating to the implementation, installation, maintenance and preservation of public art and (v) distributing MPAP funds as allocated by the Commission. All guidelines, policies and regulations for the MPAP shall be approved by the Commission.

(e) In selecting art installations for construction or renovation projects, the Commission shall give preference to artists residing in the Commonwealth.

(f) The Commonwealth shall have sole ownership of all artwork acquired through the MPAP, subject to exceptions approved by the Commission. The artist shall retain copyright of the artwork unless otherwise noted in the contract for the work.

(g) Annually, not later than September 1, the Commission shall provide a report to the Secretary of Administration and Finance, the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means, the joint committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development and the clerks of the Senate and House of representatives describing the actions of the MPAP and the Commission and any other information the Commission considers pertinent.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-695

ECO 695

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 $10,000 be expended for It's West Springfield, Inc.".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-696

ECO 696

Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival

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 $20,000 be expended to Blues to Green, Inc. for the Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival, a free community music festival, in the city of Springfield; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$319,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-697-R1

Redraft ECO 697

Massachusetts Life Sciences Center Transfer

Messrs. Lesser and Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended <w:t>by inserting, after section 100 the following section:-</w:t>

“SECTION 100A. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, before transferring the consolidated net surplus in the budgetary funds to the Commonwealth Stabilization Fund pursuant to section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the comptroller shall dispose of $10,000,000 of the consolidated net surplus in the budgetary funds for fiscal year 2017 to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Investment Fund established in section 6 of chapter 23I of the General Laws.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-699

ECO 699

Preventing Fraud in Massachusetts Public Housing

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

“SECTION __. Section 32 of chapter 121B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended in subsection (h) by inserting at the end thereof the following:-

“A person who is found to have intentionally violated this subsection shall be punished by a fine of not less than 1,000 dollars. Nothing in this section shall be read to limit the civil and criminal remedies otherwise available under section 30 of chapter 266 or any other relevant law.”

“SECTION __. Said section 32 of chapter 121B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following:-

“Each housing authority shall conduct a financial audit of each tenant not less than once every 5 years. The audit shall be completed in order to ensure that tenants are appropriately eligible for public housing and a particular housing program.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-700

ECO 700

Revitalize CDC

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9315, by inserting the following:- "provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Revitalize Community Development Corporation in Springfield".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-701-R1

Redraft ECO 701

Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-3036, <w:t>by inserting the following:-provided, that not less than $75,000 be expended for Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc."; and, in said item 7004-3036 by striking out the figure "$2,791,992" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,866,992".</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-702

ECO 702

Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting the following:- "provided further, that not less than $75,000 be expended for Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-703-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 703

Stone Soul Community Festival

Mr. Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by inserting the following:- "provided, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Stone Soul, Inc. in Springfield for the Stone Soul Community Festival"; and, in said item 7008-0900 by striking out the figure "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$324,361".</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-704-R1

Redraft ECO 704

Talk Read Succeed

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-3036, <w:t>by inserting the following:- "provided, that not less than $105,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Springfield Housing Authority’s Talk/Read/Succeed! program"; and, in said item 7004-3036 by striking out the figure "$2,791,992" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,896,992".</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-705

ECO 705

Western Massachusetts Sports Commission

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting the following:- "provided, 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, Inc.".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-706

ECO 706

Energy Conservation

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-1003, in item 7006-1003 by adding the following at the end thereof:

 

, provided, that the department shall work to identify opportunities and strategies to conserve energy used for space conditioning and electricity in buildings occupied by state agencies throughout the Commonwealth, and to recommend actions to capture such opportunities and implement such strategies to the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means, the Secretary of Administration and Finance, and the division of capital asset management.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-707

ECO 707

Working Cities Transportation Pilot Program

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-1506, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided that $45,000 shall be expended for the Pittsfield Working Cities Challenge initiative, Pittsfield Bridges, to establish a transportation pilot program for low-income workers in Pittsfield; provided further, that the pilot program may pursue opportunities for matching funds”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “545,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-708

ECO 708

Zoo New England

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0952, by striking out the figure "$3,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$4,500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-709-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 709

Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, Inc

Mr. Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by inserting the following:- "provided, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England, Inc. in West Springfield"; and, in said item 7008-0900 by striking out the figure "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$374,361".</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-710-R1

Redraft ECO 710

Oliver Ames High School Turf Field

Messrs. Timilty and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that not less than $50,000 be expended for the site evaluation, design development, and construction of a turf field at Oliver Ames High School in Easton"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$349,361"</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-711

ECO 711

Learn to earn

Messrs. Lewis, Brady and Humason, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by striking out line item 7002-1080 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

"7002-1080  For the Learn to Earn Initiative to be designed and administered jointly by an interagency workgroup including the executive office of labor and workforce development, executive office of education, executive office of housing and economic development, executive office of health and human services, Massachusetts department of transportation and executive office of public safety and security; provided, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be transferred to the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund established in section 2WWW of chapter 29 of the General Laws for the purposes of supporting a competitive grant program designed to create talent pipelines for businesses and provide career pathways toward high demand occupations as defined by the executive office of housing and economic development and executive office of labor and workforce development via cohort-based case management and support services for underemployed or unemployed individuals; provided further, that competitive grants shall only be awarded to partnerships of organizations that work with the target population; and provided further, that funding may also be made available to address barriers to obtaining and sustaining employment for job seekers who are underemployed or unemployed and participating in said grant program.............$4,000,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-712-R3

3rd Redraft ECO 712

The 400th Anniversary of America's Hometown

Messrs. deMacedo and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following:-; "provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Plymouth 400, Inc. for the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of the United States; provided further, that Plymouth 400, Inc. shall provide a matching amount of at least $200,000 in private funding; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the secretary of the commonwealth to fund a portion of the costs associated with the Plymouth 400th Anniversary Celebration which may include new signage from Route 3 to Plymouth’s downtown, distinctive plaques for National Register/State Register listed properties in Plymouth’s downtown area, the design and printing of a walking tour pamphlet of the National/State listed historic properties in Plymouth’s historic downtown, the creation of a cell phone walking tour of the historic downtown, the listing of the Mayflower ll, on the National Register of Historic Places and additional signage on roadways in and out of the historic downtown area of Plymouth to better locate listed National Register/State Register properties and for the creation of the Plymouth 400 Preservation Grants, a program of small 50/50 matching grants that meets the secretary of the interiors standards for rehabilitation, to enhance the appearance of National and State listed properties in the downtown area for the Plymouth 400th that shall be administered by the Massachusetts historical commission”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$229,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$489,361”.</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-713

ECO 713

Executive office of labor and workforce development

Messrs. Lewis and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by striking out the figure "$766,544" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$786,544"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-714

ECO 714

Department of labor standards

Messrs. Lewis, Eldridge, Cyr, Moore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0200, by striking out the figure "$3,263,066" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$3,363,067"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-715

ECO 715

Hull Tourism

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

“provided further that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to fund marketing and the promotion of visitation and tourism in the town of Hull”; and in said item by striking out the figures “299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “319,361”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-716

ECO 716

Office of Massachusetts main streets

Messrs. Lewis and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, after section x, the following new section:-

"SECTION X. Chapter 23A of the 2014 Official Edition of the General Laws is hereby amended after section 13 by inserting the following new section:-

Section 13 1/2. Within the Massachusetts office of business development, there shall be established an office of Massachusetts main streets which shall serve as the principal agency for promoting and protecting the downtown and commercial districts of the commonwealth’s cities and towns. The office of Massachusetts main streets shall provide informational, marketing, and technical assistance to federal, state and local main street groups and coordinate federal, state and local main street efforts to further accomplish the goal of promoting and protecting downtown and commercial districts of the commonwealth."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-717

ECO 717

Housing safety grants

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

SECTION X. Chapter 23B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended after section 30 by inserting the following section:-

Section 31. Subject to appropriation, the department shall establish a housing safety grants program for the purpose of providing funding to assist public housing authorities in order to upgrade safety and security for its residents. The department shall award grants on the basis of need.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-718

ECO 718

Greentown LEARN Advanced Manufacturing Initiative

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 $350,000 be expended for clean energy economic development through Greentown LEARN to support its advanced manufacturing initiative to help connect eastern Massachusetts startups to western Massachusetts manufacturers”; and, in said item, by striking out the figure “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$649,361”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-719

ECO 719

Urban Agenda Grant Program

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after 7002-0032, the following item:

“7002-0036 For a competitive grant program to work with urban entrepreneurs to promote small businesses, create new jobs and support workforce development and training initiatives in urban communities; provided, that funds may be used for planning grants to local housing authorities and municipalities in urban areas to develop new affordable rental or homeownership housing……1,500,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-720-R1

Redraft ECO 720

Emergency assistance reporting requirement

Messrs. Lewis, Brady and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, <w:t>by striking out, in lines 130 to 154, inclusive, the words, “provided further, the department shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report of the most recently available monthly data on: (1) the number of applications for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108; (2) front-door entries into the emergency assistance system; (3) diversions as a result of HomeBASE household assistance; (4) exits through termination; (5) exits through HomeBASE household assistance; (6) exits to any other subsidized housing program; and (7) the number of applications that were denied and the reasons for those denials; provided further, that the department shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the number of families transitioned from shelter benefits to affordable, subsidized or otherwise assisted housing through this program; provided further, that the report shall include the average, minimum and maximum cost per family of such assistance, the number of families served who required further assistance at a later date, the type of assistance later required and provided and the current housing stability of each family who received transitional housing or short-term housing assistance within the preceding 12 months; provided further, that the report shall also include the following information from the department of children and families: (A) the number of families assessed in the previous quarter; (B) the number of families determined to be at a substantial health and safety risk; (C) the number of families receiving multiple health and safety assessments within the previous 6-month period; and (D) the standards used to determine a substantial health and safety risk” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “; provided further, that the department shall provide to the senate and house committees on ways and means a report of the most recently available monthly data on: (1) the number of applications for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108; (2) the number of applications that were denied and the reasons for the denials; (3) front-door entries into the emergency assistance system; (4) diversions as a result of HomeBASE household assistance; (5) exits through at-fault termination; (6) exits because the household is no longer income eligible; (7) exits through HomeBASE household assistance; and (8) exits to another subsidized housing program; provided further, that the department shall report quarterly to the senate and house committees on ways and means detailing the number of families transitioned from shelter benefits to affordable, subsidized or otherwise assisted housing through this program; provided further, that the report shall include the average, minimum and maximum cost per family of such assistance, the number of families served who required further assistance at a later date and the type of assistance later required and provided; provided further, that the report shall include the following information from the department of children and families: (A) the number of families assessed in the previous quarter; (B) the number of families determined to be at a substantial health and safety risk; (C) the number of families receiving multiple health and safety assessments within the previous 6-month period; and (D) the standards used to determine a substantial health and safety risk; provided further, the report shall include the following demographic information regarding households served by the family shelter system: (I) the ages of the heads of household; (II) the race and ethnicity of the heads of households; (III) the number of children served in the shelter system during the quarter, broken down by age; (IV) the average income and breakdown of income type of families served by the shelter system; and (V) a breakdown of educational attainment of the heads of household”.</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-721-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 721

Melrose cemetary

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for the repair of the stone wall of the West Wyoming Municipal and Veterans' Cemetery in the City of Melrose"; and in said line item, by striking out the figure "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$374,361".</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-723

ECO 723

Housing Families, Inc

Mr. Lewis and Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “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 by striking out the figure "$5,160,332" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$5,260,332".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-724

ECO 724

Wakefield economic development

Mr. Lewis 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 be expended for the purpose of main street economic development by the non-profit organization Wakefield Main Streets, INC in the Town of Wakefield"; and in said line item, by striking out the figure "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$419,361".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-725-R1

Redraft ECO 725

Stoneham wayfinding signage

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Town of Stoneham to install wayfinding signage to add to the safety and revitalization of Stoneham’s downtown”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$324,361”.</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-727

ECO 727

Franklin Affordable Housing Little Free Library

Mr. Ross 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 $10,000 shall be expended for the construction of a Little Free Library on Franklin Housing Authority property;” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$309,361”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-728

ECO 728

Celebration of Amesbury's 350th Anniversary

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 $25,000 be expended for the celebration of the 350th Anniversary of the City of Amesbury”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$324,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-729-R1

Redraft ECO 729

Raynham Housing Authority

Mr. Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, <w:t>by adding the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $160,000 shall be expended to the Raynham Housing Authority for the purposes of public safety improvements.”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-730

ECO 730

Early College

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 $200,000 shall be expended for the Early College Program administered by Northern Essex Community College” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$499,361”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-731

ECO 731

Crow Lane

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 $200,000 shall be expended to the City of Newburyport for the purchase, installation, and related costs such as engineering and design work for a new landfill gas flare system at the Crow Lane landfill in the City of Newburyport” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$499,666”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-732

ECO 732

Trail Improvements for Safer Pedestrian Crossing in the Blue Hills Reservation

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the improvement or augmentation of existing trails and or the creation of new trail linkages in the Blue Hills Reservation provided they enable safer pedestrian crossings on Route 28 and Route 138"; and in said item by striking out the figures “$38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$35,593,728”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-733

ECO 733

Entrepreneur in Residence Pilot Program

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-1506 the following item:

"7002-1509 For the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation doing business as the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative in collaboration with the University of Massachusetts, to offer candidates on nonimmigrant visas the opportunity to remain in the commonwealth to pursue practical training in entrepreneurship…..$100,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-734

ECO 734

Emergency Relocation of Millville Town Hall

Mr. Fattman 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 $25,000 shall be expended for one-time costs associated with the emergency relocation of the Millville town hall”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-735

ECO 735

Southbridge Hispanic Seniors

Mr. Fattman 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 community outreach and education for the Latino Elders Program in the town of Southbridge”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-736

ECO 736

Mendon 350th Anniversary Parade

Mr. Fattman 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 $25,000 shall be expended for the commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the town of Mendon”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-737

ECO 737

Microlending

Messrs. Pacheco, Cyr, Eldridge, Ross and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after line item 7007-0800, the following item:

“xxxx-xxxx: 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 organizations’ lending and technical assistance activities, and provided further that the funds shall be allocated to  SEED Corporation and Common Capital for these purposes….. $200,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-738

ECO 738

Eureka!

Mr. Humason 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 $60,000 be expended for the operation of the Eureka program in the Holyoke, Lynn, and Worcester chapters of Girls Inc"; and further in said item by striking the figures "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$359,361".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-739

ECO 739

Night at the Museum III

Mr. Humason 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 safety improvements and restoration of the Westfield Historic Industries Preservation Project operated by Westfield Museum, Inc."; and further in said item by striking the figures "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$324,361".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-740

ECO 740

Leadership Pioneer Valley

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Leadership Pioneer Valley Inc.'s regional leadership development program"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$766,544" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$816,544"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-742

ECO 742

Westfield Sesquarcentennial

Mr. Humason 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 less than $50,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the 350th anniversary of the city of Westfield;" and further in said item, by striking out the figures "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$349,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-744

ECO 744

Galloping Thunder

Mr. Humason 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 $50,000 not less than shall be expended for the Thunderbolt Council in the city of Westfield;" and further in said item by striking the figure "$299,361" and inserting in place there of the figures "$349,361".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-745

ECO 745

Milton Public Safety Improvements

Mr. Timilty 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 $20,000 be expended to the Town of Milton for public safety and transportation infrastructure improvements"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$319,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-746

ECO 746

Wayland Housing Water Main Emergency Tie In

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be allocated to the Town of Wayland to create an emergency source of public water for a 188 unit rental housing complex;” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$2,066,244” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$2,266,244”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-746.1-R1

Redraft Further ECO 746.1

Economic Development Study

Mr. Tarr moved that the amendment be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, <w:t>by striking the underlying text in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-</w:t>

by inserting in Section 2, in item 7002-0010, the following:-

“provided that $50,000 shall be expended for the Town of Georgetown to develop an economic development plan”

and further moves to amend said item by striking the figure "2,066,244" and inserting in place thereof the following figure "2,116,244"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-748-R1

Redraft ECO 748

New Bedford Historical Society

Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Historical Society in New Bedford for the purposes of cultural and educational programming to benefit financially disadvantaged children in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. in the city of New Bedford to provide access to cultural programming for financially disadvantaged children in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for AHA! Art, History &amp; Architecture in New Bedford to establish and enhance outreach and educational programs to benefit financially disadvantaged children in New Bedford"; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “499,361”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-749-R1

Redraft ECO 749

Springfield Tech Foundry

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Tech Foundry in the city of Springfield for training in technology and job placement"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$3,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$3,050,000"</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-750

ECO 750

The Urban League

Messrs. Lesser and Welch 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 $400,000 shall be expended for the Urban League of Springfield, Inc."; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$1,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$1,900,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-751

ECO 751

Transformative Development Fund

Messrs. Lesser, Hinds and Cyr and Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting, after line 7002-0040, the following item:

"7002-1502 For the Transformative Development Fund established in section 46 of chapter 23G of the General Laws.... $2,500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-753

ECO 753

Bay State Games

Mr. Humason 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 $200,000 shall be expended as grants for the Bay State Games" and further in said item by striking the figures "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof:- "$499,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-754

ECO 754

Andover Historic Mill District

Ms. L'Italien 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 $100,000 be allocated to the Town of Andover for improvements related to the Historic Mill District"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-755

ECO 755

Easton Fire Safety

Messrs. Timilty and Brady 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 $580,000 be expended to the Town of Easton for a new fire safety apparatus"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$879,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-756

ECO 756

Preservation of Historic Documents in Sherborn

Mr. Ross 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, not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Town of Sherborn for the preservation of historic documents;” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$7,263,469” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$7,313,469”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-757

ECO 757

St. Mary's Center for Women and Children

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 $150,000 shall be expended for a grant program to St. Mary's Center in Dorchester for the operation of workforce development and educational programming for women and girls."; and in said item by striking out the figures "$$12,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$12,650,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-758

ECO 758

Technology Supports

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0017, by striking out the figure "$3,141,918" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$3,341,918.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-759

ECO 759

Handicap Accessibility Improvement

Mr. Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting the following:- "provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for handicap accessibility to municipally owned buildings in West Springfield".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-760

ECO 760

125th Anniversary Celebration of Everett

Mr. Lewis 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 $100,000 shall be expended for the 125th Anniversary Celebration of the City of Everett’s founding”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-761

ECO 761

HomeBASE Program

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0108, by striking out the figure “$10,000”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-763

ECO 763

Wayland Town Center

Mr. Ross 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 $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Wayland to conduct a planning study on the Route 20 Corridor connecting historic town center with the new town center;” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$299,361” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$239,361”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-764

ECO 764

RAFT Program

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9316, by striking out the words "and provided further, that up to $2,000,000 may be expended to provide assistance to households of all sizes and configurations including, but not limited to, elders, persons with disabilities and unaccompanied youth; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$18,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$16,500,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-765

ECO 765

The Pagemasters

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting at the end thereof:- "provided further that $25,000 shall be expended for safety improvements and restoration of the Westfield Athenaeum"; and further in said item, by striking out the figures "$299,361" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$324,361"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-766

ECO 766

Mass Tech Operating Funds

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by striking out item 7002-0032 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

“7002-0032 For the operation of the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation established in section 3 of chapter 40J of the General Laws and doing business as the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, including the John Adams Innovation Institute, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute, and the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Technology and Innovation Entrepreneur Program............$3,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-767

ECO 767

EA Expansion

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by striking the following words "further, that temporary emergency assistance shall be provided to families who, on the date of application for emergency assistance, have no other feasible alternative housing as defined in 760 CMR 67.06.1(b) and who, but for not having spent 1 night in a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings including, but not limited to, a car, park, abandoned building, medical facility, bus or train station, airport or campground, would be eligible for emergency assistance under clauses (i) to (iv), inclusive; provided further, that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2018 detailing expenditures under the previous provision, including the number of families who received emergency assistance; provided” and inserting in place thereof the following words “provided that DHCD shall conduct a feasibility study on providing emergency assistance to families who, on the date of application for emergency assistance have no other feasible alternative housing as defined in 760 CMR 67.06.1(b) and who, but for not having spent 1 night in a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings including, but not limited to, a car, park, abandoned building, medical facility, bus or train station, airport or campground, would be eligible for emergency assistance under clauses (i) to (iv), inclusive.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-768

ECO 768

Restoring Buy Local Efforts

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by inserting at the end thereof the following:-

provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the funding of a buy local effort including locally harvested seafood in central, western, northeastern and southern Massachusetts;


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-769-R1

Redraft ECO 769

Special Commission Relative to the Modernization of the Taxi Cab Industry in Massachusetts

Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended <w:t xml:space="preserve">by inserting after section 100 following section:- </w:t>

“SECTION 100A. (a)   There shall be a special commission to study the taxi cab industry in cities and towns in the commonwealth. The task force shall study the current climate of the taxicab industry including, but not limited to, rules and regulations, industry viability, competitive issues facing the industry, financial burden, cost and financing of medallions and vehicle related issues.

(b) The commission shall consist of the following members:  2  persons to be appointed by the senate president ,1 of whom shall be a member of the senate and shall serve as chair and 1 of whom shall be a taxi medallion owner with not more than 4 medallions; 2 persons to be appointed by the speaker of the house, 1 of whom shall be a member of the house of representatives and 1 of whom shall be a representative of the banking industry who provides mortgages or loans to purchase medallions; 3 persons to be appointed by the governor; the secretary of housing and economic development or a designee; a commissioner from the department of public utilities or a designee; 1 person to be appointed by the mayor of the city of Boston; 1 person to be appointed by the mayor of the city of Springfield; 1 person to be appointed by the mayor of the city of Worcester; and 1 person to be appointed by the city manager of the city of Cambridge.

(c) The task force shall file a report, along with any proposed legislation, with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives not later than December 31, 2017. The commission shall be formed and hold its first meeting not later than July 31, 2017.”.