Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-770-R1

Redraft ENV 770

Buy Local

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Cyr, Lewis, Hinds, Lesser, Humason, O'Connor and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, <w:t>by adding the following:- “provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to enhance the buy local effort in western, central, northeastern and southeastern Massachusetts;”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-771-R1

Redraft ENV 771

Industry Based Survey

Messrs. Tarr, Cyr, Montigny, O'Connor and deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided further, that not less than $185,000 shall be expended for the continuation of the Industry Based Survey Program conducted by the division"; and in said item, by striking the figure “6,072,281” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$6,257,281”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-772

ENV 772

Farm to School

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Cyr, Eldridge, Moore, Tarr, Humason and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following:- “and provided further that not less than $120,000 shall be expended to support the Massachusetts Farm to School Project”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-773

ENV 773

Apiary Inspections

Ms. Gobi and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by inserting after the word "department" the following: "provided, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the apiary inspection program,”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-774

ENV 774

Crossbows

Ms. Gobi and Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after Section XX, the following new sections:-

SECTION XX.  Section 64 of Chapter 131 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking, in the title, the word "bows."

SECTION XX. Said section 64 is hereby further amended by striking the words "or any crossbow."

SECTION XX. Section 69 of Chapter 131 is hereby amended by deleting it in its entirety and replacing it with the following:-

Section 69. A person shall not carry or use a bow and arrow or crossbow while hunting unless said bow and arrow or crossbow meet such requirements as may be set by rules and regulations which the director is hereby authorized to promulgate. Such rules and regulations shall prescribe general design, weight of pull, and type of bows and arrows or crossbows, and shall conform to standards generally accepted for hunting purposes.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-775-R1

Redraft ENV 775

Ashby Water Line

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2250-2000, <w:t>by adding the following:- “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for costs related to the study, planning, and engineering of a water line connection in the Town of Ashby;” and by striking out the figures “2,743,531” and inserting in place thereof the following figures “$2,793,531”.</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-776

ENV 776

MDAR Administration

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge, Moore and Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by striking out the figure “$5,817,651” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$6,424,798”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-777

ENV 777

Division of Ecological Restoration

Messrs. Cyr, Eldridge and Hinds and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0101, by striking out the figures "$530,577" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$855,156."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-778-R1

Redraft ENV 778

Magazine Beach

Mr. Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, <w:t>by inserting at the end thereof the following:-</w:t>

"provided that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to improve Magazine Beach in Cambridge."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-779

ENV 779

Aquatic Nuisance

Mr. McGee moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following: "provided further, that no less than $10,000 shall be expended for the management and cleanup of the invasive pond vegetation at the Floating Bridge Pond in the city of Lynn" and in said item, by striking the figures "$38,578,728" and inserting in place thereof the following figures "$38,588,728"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-783

ENV 783

Mattress Disposal Study Commission

Ms. Donoghue, Mr. deMacedo and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended By inserting, after section __, the following new section:-

“SECTION __. There shall be a special commission to study the financial and environmental impacts of disposal and end-of-life management of mattresses and associated foundations on municipalities of the commonwealth. The commission shall examine existing mattress management options, including recycling and disposal infrastructure, and make recommendations on policies and programs to increase mattress reuse and recycling, and to mitigate the financial and environmental costs of managing said materials.

The commission shall review all aspects of mattress disposal and end-of-life management including, but not limited to: (i) availability of local management options; (ii) costs and burdens of existing options to taxpayers and municipalities; (iii) programs and policies of local and state government that promote proper diversion of mattresses and reduce costs; (iv) opportunities to increase additional community impacts for chronically unemployed populations through preferred partnerships with nonprofit social enterprises operating mattress recycling; and (v) programs and policies utilized in other states.

The commission shall consist of the following members: the commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, or his/her designee; 2 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; 2 members of the house, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader; and 2 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall have experience in integrated materials management and waste management;  a representative of MASSRECYCLE; a representative of the International Sleep Products Association or the Mattress Recycling Council; a representative of the Products Stewardship Institute; and a representative from a Massachusetts-based mattress recycling social enterprise program.

The commission shall file a report of its findings and recommendations with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means, and the chairs of the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture by no later than March 1, 2018.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-784-R1

Redraft ENV 784

Sturbridge Water Line Study

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2250-2000, <w:t>by adding the following:- “provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for costs related to the study, planning, and engineering of a water line connection in the Town of Sturbridge;” and by striking out the figures “$2,743,531” and inserting in place thereof the following figures “$2,818,531”.</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-785

ENV 785

Lynch Park

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 further, that not less than $50,000 be expended to the city of Beverly for repairs to the carriage house in Lynch Park; and in said item by striking out the figure “$38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the figure "38,628,728".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-786

ENV 786

Lobster Processing

Mr. Tarr, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Montigny and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section__, the following new section:-

"SECTION __. Section 44 of chapter 130 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the third paragraph, as appearing in section 107 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

If the measurement of any such lobster taken from 1 or the other eye sockets is of the required length, such lobster shall be deemed to be a legal lobster. In all prosecutions under this section, any mutilation of any lobster which affects its measurement as aforesaid shall be prima facie evidence that the lobster was or is shorter than the required length; provided, however, that the director shall, by regulation approved by the marine fisheries advisory commission, allow the on-shore processing in the commonwealth of live lobsters of legal length into frozen shell-on lobster parts or tails and the importation of unfrozen shell-on lobster parts or tails for the purpose of further processing by wholesale dealers that are licensed by the department of public health under section 77G of chapter 94. Processed frozen shell-on lobster parts or tails may be possessed, sold or offered for sale in the commonwealth by any wholesale dealer, retail dealer or food establishments and such food product may be possessed by a consumer. The processing, possession or sale of frozen or unfrozen lobster tails pursuant to this section shall be limited to lobster tails weighing 3 ounces or more. The packaging of processed frozen or unfrozen shell-on lobster parts or tails pursuant to this section as a food product shall be labeled in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations. This section shall not apply to common carriers having lobster in possession for the purpose of transportation.

This section shall take effect on April 1, 2017 during which time the Division of Marine Fisheries shall promulgate regulations, in accordance with recommendations from the 2012 Division of Marine Fisheries report entitled, "Analysis of Laws, Regulations and Policies Pertaining to the Processing, Possession and Sale of Processed Frozen Lobster Parts," to maintain enforcement of conservation rules and to ensure only legally sized lobsters are taken."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-787-R1

Redraft ENV 787

Exemptions from taxation of structures and buildings essential to the operation of agricultural and horticultural lands

Mr. Tarr, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Fattman, Humason, Cyr, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended <w:t>by inserting, after section 25, the following new section:-</w:t>

"SECTION 26. Chapter 61A of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 15, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 15. (a) Except as provided for in this section, all buildings located on land which is valued, assessed and taxed on the basis of its agricultural or horticultural uses in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and all land occupied by a dwelling or regularly used for family living shall be valued, assessed and taxed by the same standards, methods and procedures as other taxable property.

(b) Structures and buildings essential to the operation of lands actively devoted to the  primary purpose of commercial agriculture, aquaculture, silviculture, horticulture, floriculture or viticulture and actually used and occupied to carry out such operation as set forth in section 1A of chapter 128, which are constructed or reconstructed subsequent to July 1, 2015 shall be exempt from taxation under chapter 59 to the extent of any increase in value thereof by reason of such construction or reconstruction for a period of 5 years.

The term “structures and buildings” shall include: (1) structures and buildings or portions thereof used directly and exclusively in the raising and production for sale of agricultural and horticultural commodities or necessary for the storage thereof, including structures and buildings or portions thereof used for the processing of agricultural and horticultural commodities, or the retail merchandising of such commodities produced or raised in the commonwealth; (2) structures and buildings used to provide housing for regular and essential employees and their immediate families who are primarily employed in connection with the operation of lands actively devoted to agricultural and horticultural use, but not including structures and buildings occupied as a residence by the applicant and his immediate family; (3) structures and buildings used as indoor exercise arenas exclusively for training and exercising horses in connection with the raising and production for sale of agricultural and horticultural commodities or in connection with a commercial horse boarding operation; (4) structures and buildings used in the production of maple syrup; (5) structures and buildings used in the production of honey and beeswax including those structures and buildings used for the storage of bees. For purposes of this section, the term “indoor exercise arenas” shall not include riding academies that solely provide equine riding lessons or dude ranches.

As used in this section, the term “agricultural” shall include the activity of raising, breeding and boarding of livestock, including commercial horse boarding operations.

(c) Such exemption from taxation shall be granted only upon an application by the owner of the building or structure on a form prescribed by the commissioner. The applicant shall furnish such information as such board of assessors shall require. Such application shall be filed with the assessor of the municipality having the power to assess property for taxation on or before the appropriate taxable status date of such municipality and within 1 year from the date of completion of such construction or reconstruction.

If the assessor is satisfied that the applicant is entitled to an exemption pursuant to this section, he shall approve the application. Such structures or buildings shall be exempt from taxation as herein provided.

(d) The assessed value of any exemption granted under this section shall be entered by the assessor on the portion of the assessment roll provided for property exempt from taxation. An exemption granted pursuant to this section shall continue only while the buildings and structures are actually used and occupied as provided herein, but in no event for more than 10 years.

In the event that land or buildings or structures in agricultural or horticultural use are converted to non-agricultural or non-horticultural use during the period of an exemption granted pursuant to this section, the structures or buildings upon which the exemption was granted shall be subject to roll-back taxes for the period during which the exemption was operative. Structures and buildings subject to roll-back taxes shall be taxed as provided herein.

The assessors of the appropriate assessing unit shall enter on the taxable portion of the assessment roll of the current year the assessed valuation or valuations of the structures or buildings on which exemption was granted in any prior year or years at the assessed valuation or valuations as set forth on the exempt portion of the assessment roll or rolls.

The amount of roll-back taxes shall be computed by the appropriate tax levying body by applying the applicable tax rate for each such prior year to the assessed valuation, as set forth on the exempt portion of the assessment roll, for such structures or buildings for each such prior year during such period of exemption.

Such roll-back taxes shall be levied and collected in the same manner and at the same time as other taxes are imposed and levied under this chapter."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-788-R4

4th Redraft ENV 788

Coastal and Marsh Revitalization

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, <w:t>by inserting the following new text:-</w:t>

“provided, that $75,000 shall be expended for the purpose of coastal and marsh restoration and revitalization including but not limited to the treatment of phragmites and other invasive species” and in said item by striking out the figure “$6,072,282” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$6,147,282”

 

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-790-R1

Redraft ENV 790

Department of Environmental Protection Administration

Messrs. Eldridge and Cyr, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. L'Italien, Mr. Moore, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Tarr, Fattman and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, <w:t>by striking out the figure “$25,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$26,000,000".</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-791-R1

Redraft ENV 791

Protecting Local Ponds

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, <w:t>by inserting the following at the end thereof:-</w:t>

“provided, that not less than $12,000 shall be expended to treat invasive species at Rock pond in Georgetown; and provided further, that not less than $38,000 shall be expended for weed removal and water quality measurement for Johnson’s Pond in Groveland”

and further moves to amend said item by striking the figure “530,577” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “580,577”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-792-R1

Redraft ENV 792

State Park Staffing and Operations

Mr. Tarr, Ms. O'Connor Ives and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0501, <w:t>by inserting in said item the following:-</w:t>

“provided that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for staffing and operations necessary at Halibut Point state park in Rockport; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for staffing and operations necessary at Berry pond in the Harold Parker state forest”

And moves to further amend said item by striking the figure “15,466,544” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “15,566,544”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-793

ENV 793

Brant Rock Revitalization and Flood Protection

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by inserting after the word "Medford;" the following:-

"provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the town of Marshfield to revitalize Brant Rock;"

and further, in the same section and same line-item, by striking out the figures "$38,578,728" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$38,778,728"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-794

ENV 794

Pollinator Hive Loss Prevention and Stewardship

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be extended to the University of Massachusetts Extension program to conduct apiary research and education relative to pollinator mortality, as well as to provide general support and make recommendations on preventing hive loss to the apiary inspection program, county beekeeping associations and statewide pollinator stewardship efforts.””; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$5,817,651” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$5,867,651”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-795

ENV 795

DCR Watershed Management

Messrs. Brownsberger, Cyr and Eldridge and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0101, by striking out the figure “$932,526” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,100,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-798-R1

Redraft ENV 798

Restoration of Fore River Watershed in the Town of Braintree

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0100, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for projects associated with the restoration of natural resources and fish population in the Fore River Watershed in the town of Braintree”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$933,878” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$983,878”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-799

ENV 799

Water Quality Monitoring

Messrs. Barrett and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to enter into an agreement with a nonprofit organization to operate a water quality monitoring program in the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord rivers”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$25,000,000” and inserting in the place thereof the following figure “$25,025,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-800

ENV 800

Herring Run and Whitman's Pond

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0100, in line 10, by inserting after "fisheries;" the following:-

“provided further that $500,000 shall be expended for the protection and maintenance of the Herring Run to Whitman's Pond, located in the Town of Weymouth" and in said item by striking out the figures "6,072,282" and inserting in the place thereof the figures "6,572,282".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-801

ENV 801

Parkway Street Lighting

Mr. Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2820-2000, by striking out the figure “$2,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure;- “$3,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-802-R1

Redraft ENV 802

Massachusetts Aquaculture Centers

Messrs. Tarr, Cyr, Moore and McGee, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. O'Connor, Timilty and deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2310-0200, <w:t xml:space="preserve">by adding at the end thereof the following:-"provided that $300,000 be expended for the funding of the Northeast, Southeast and Western Massachusetts Aquaculture Centers for disease monitoring and research and research and education relative to food safety, and shellfish propagation and development of Best Management Practices for the aquaculture industry; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$15,111,569" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$15,411,569.00" </w:t>

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-803

ENV 803

Tick Borne Illness Prevention Program

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by inserting after the word "Medford", the following:-

"provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be allocated to Plymouth County for costs associated with a tick borne illness prevention and awareness program", and in said item by striking out the figures "$38,578,728" and inserting in place there of the figures “38,628,728”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-804

ENV 804

Ghiloni Park & Stevens Playground Improvements

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended for improvements to Ghiloni Park and Stevens Playground in the city of Marlborough”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$38,628,728”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-805

ENV 805

Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Program

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 2000-1700 the following item:

"2000-XXXX For the executive office of energy and environmental affairs; provided that the office shall expend not less than $10,000,000 for the Dam and Seawall Repair and Removal Fund....$10,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-806

ENV 806

Weekend Backpack Program

Mr. Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by inserting after the word "program”, the following:- "and provided further, that not less than $85,000 be expended for the operation of the Food for Free committee, Incorporated in the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program;  and in said item by striking out the figures "$17,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$17,085,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-807

ENV 807

Coastal Resiliency Grant Program

Mr. O'Connor, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 2000-1700 the following item:-

"2000-XXXX For the coastal resiliency grant program, provided that not less than 1,000,000 shall be designated for grant proposals featuring coastal breakwaters, including but not limited to wave attenuation devices or artificial reefs......10,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-808-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 808

Green Crab Trapping

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, <w:t>by inserting at the end thereof the following: "provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a Great Marsh green crab trapping program"; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$933,878" and inserting in place thereof "and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$983,878”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-809

ENV 809

EEA IT Restoration

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-1700, by striking the figures “$10,628,193” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “10,928,193”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-811

ENV 811

Veterans Road Community Forestry Program

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the development, improvement and landscaping of the Veterans Road Playground in the Town of Dedham"; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$38,603,728”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-813-R1

Redraft ENV 813

State Parks and Recreation Operations

Messrs. Rush, Eldridge, Moore, Cyr, Lewis, Brady, Timilty and Tarr, Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, <w:t>by striking out the words “not less than $200,000 shall be expended for an asset management modernization program and implementation pilot” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “not less than $250,000 shall be expended for an asset management modernization program and implementation pilot”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$38,828,728”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-814

ENV 814

Beach Preservation Resources

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0500, by striking the figures “$500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “$806,644”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-815

ENV 815

DCR Stewardship

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by striking out the figures "$200,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$300,000" 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-S3-816

ENV 816

Pembroke Soup Connection, Inc

Mr. deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by adding at the end thereof the following:-; “provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Pembroke Soup Connection, Inc.”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$16,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$16,525,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-817

ENV 817

Pond Street Recreation Building in Norfolk

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the town of Norfolk for the construction of a new recreation building;” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$39,078,728”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-818

ENV 818

Explore Natural Plymouth Collaborative

Mr. deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following :-; “provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance, Inc. for the Explore Natural Plymouth collaborative”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$38,593,728”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-819

ENV 819

Aquatic Invasive Species Control

Ms. Creem and Mr. deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the purposes of aquatic invasive species control”; and in said item by striking out the figures "$4,437,773" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$4,787,773".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-820

ENV 820

Westport Town Landing

Mr. Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following: "; provided further, $50,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Head Town Landing in the town of Westport"; and in said item by striking out the figures “$38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$38,628,728".

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-821

ENV 821

Swansea Beach Revitalization

Mr. Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, inserting after the word “office” the following: “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated for the Swansea Beach Revitalization Project for beach renourishment and related amenities.”; and in said item by striking out the figures “$9,746,402” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$9,846,402."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-822

ENV 822

Cranberry Water Use Permits

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

"SECTION __.  Notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to the contrary, cranberry water use registrations and permits issued pursuant chapter 21G of the General Laws may be used, transferred or sold, in whole or in part, for mitigation by other permitted or registered users within the same Drainage Basin.".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-823

ENV 823

Cranberry Wetland Mitigation Banking Program

Messrs. Rodrigues and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following section:-

SECTION__. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs shall establish a cranberry wetland mitigation banking program for the purposes of off-site mitigation of public or private projects subject to the wetlands protection act, General Laws chapter 131 Section 40, requiring variances or orders of conditions.

For the purposes of this section, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

“Credit”, a unit of trade representing the increase in the ecological value of the site, as measured by acreage, functions or some other assessment method.

“Pilot Cranberry Wetlands Bank” or “bank”, the development of a single wetlands bank through a public/private partnership in two or more watersheds for the assessing the effectiveness of wetlands banking as a regulatory tool to mitigate environmental impacts associated with construction activities.

Credits from the pilot cranberry wetland mitigation bank for off-site mitigation shall only be available for project mitigation after all regulatory requirements for avoiding, minimizing and mitigating impacts on site to the greatest extent practicable have been met. Off-site mitigation sites shall be located on cranberry bogs in active production in the two chosen watersheds. These sites from previously filled or drained bogs shall be the priority for off-site mitigation. Local Conservation Commissions located in the chosen watersheds under the authority of General Law chapter 131 section 40 and in agreement with project proponents may send projects requiring mitigation to the receiving bank.

Within 30 days after the effective date of this act, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs shall issue a request for proposals for the selection of a contractor with experience in cranberry agriculture, knowledge of grower base and potential cranberry acreage available for mitigation and knowledge of the wetlands protection act to assist in the design, approval, creation, ownership and management and long term ecological monitoring of a cranberry wetlands restoration bank in the two chosen watersheds.

Within 90 days of issuing the request for proposals, the Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs shall select a banking contractor. This request for proposals and selection of a contractor shall not be subject to chapter 30B of the General Laws.

Bank financing and sale of bank credits shall be subject to an agreement developed between the executive office of energy and environmental affairs and the selected contractor, subject to the review and approval of the inspector general.

The Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs shall file a joint report assessing the process of establishing the pilot cranberry wetlands mitigation bank, describing the transactions and projects affected by the bank, and the effectiveness of the bank in protecting wetlands while enabling projects requiring mitigation to progress with the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture within 1 year of the creation of the pilot cranberry wetlands bank and for each year thereafter, for 5 years. The report shall include information on the amount, acreage, location and types of wetlands restored and credits issued or traded, and list of all projects utilizing bank credits at the time the report is prepared. This provision shall sunset unless extended by the legislature 5 years from date of passage.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-824

ENV 824

Contaminated Shellfish Fee

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

"SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the division of marine fisheries shall determine a fee per bag for contaminated shellfish to be paid to a city or town whose coastal waters contain shellfish as defined in section 1 of chapter 130 that (i) have been removed or taken from areas declared be contaminated by the division under section 74 of chapter 130 of the general laws and (ii) transplanted to a receiving city or town for cleaning and purification in clean water. The fee, as determined by the division, shall be assessed on a city or town receiving transplanted contaminated shellfish for cleaning and purification on a per bag basis. Said city or town receiving transplanted contaminated shellfish shall pay the fee, as assessed and determined by the division under this section, to a city or town whose coastal waters contained said contaminated shellfish that were removed and transplanted to a receiving city or town."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-825

ENV 825

Madison Street Water Main

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Wrentham for a water service project;” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$25,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$25,050,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-826

ENV 826

Canton Reservoir Dam Repairs

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0101, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided that $1,000,000 be expended for repairs for the Reservoir Dam in Canton”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$530,577“ and inserting in place thereof the figure “$1,530,577“


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-827

ENV 827

Coes Pond

Mr. Moore and Ms. Chandler moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0501, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that that less than $50,000 be expended for the continued maintenance of chemical treatments, dredging, and water chestnut removal at Coes Pond and Representative John J. Binienda Memorial Beach in Worcester”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$15,466,544" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$15,516,544".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-828-R1

Redraft ENV 828

Central Plymouth County Water District Commission

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, <w:t>by adding the following: “; and provided further, that not less than $30,000 be allocated for the Central Plymouth County Water District Commission for the improvement and management of lakes and ponds in Central Plymouth County Water District”; and in said item by striking out the figures “$38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$38,608,728”.</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-830

ENV 830

Hancock Playground

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following: "and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the construction and improvement of the Hancock Playground in the city of Brockton.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-831

ENV 831

McKinley Playground Renovations

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, “provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be granted to the City of Brockton's Parks Commission to renovate McKinley Playground”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-832-R1

Redraft ENV 832

Municipal Energy Projects

Mr. Brady and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended <w:t>by inserting after section 60 the following section:-</w:t>

“SECTION 60A. Subsection (f) of section 1A of chapter 164 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “2017”, as appearing in section 2 of chapter 75 of the acts of 2016, the following words:- ; provided, however, that if the generation facilities are located on a site containing hazardous materials or on a disposal site, as defined in section 2 of chapter 21E, then the generation facilities shall be constructed before December 31, 2018.”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-833-R1

Redraft ENV 833

Testing and Treatment of Cyanobacteria in Monponsett Pond

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4510-0600, <w:t>by adding the following: “; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 be allocated to the town of Halifax for testing and treatment of cyanobacteria and related contaminants in Monponsett Pond; and in said item by striking out the figures “$3,818,321” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$3,893,321”.</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-834

ENV 834

Wampatuck Pond Water Testing

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0100, "provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be allocated for management of Wampatuck Pond in Hanson".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-835

ENV 835

Tri-Town Water Treatment Plant

Messrs. Timilty and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2250-2000, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that the commonwealth shall match, on a 1:1 basis, the construction costs of a department of environmental protection-mandated water treatment plant for the towns of Randolph, Braintree, and Holbrook"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-838

ENV 838

West Bridgewater Rail Trail Expansion

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 be expended to the Town of West Bridgewater to expand the West Bridgewater Rail Trail”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$38,578,728“ and inserting in place thereof the figure “$38,593,728 “


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-839-R1

Redraft ENV 839

Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program

Mr. Lesser, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Cyr, Eldridge and Moore, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Lewis, Rush, Hinds, Humason and Welch and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, <w:t>by striking out the figure "$16,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$17,5000,000".</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-840

ENV 840

Homeless Animal Care and Adoption Fund

Messrs. Rodrigues, Cyr, Eldridge, Rush, Lewis, Humason and Tarr, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Brownsberger and O'Connor, Ms. Creem and Mr. Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following:- ";provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for the Homeless Animal Care and Adoption fund;" and in said item by striking out the figures "$5,817,651" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$5,917,651".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-841-R1

Redraft ENV 841

Wilbraham Fountain Park Sidewalk

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided further, that $25,000 be expended for the installation of a sidewalk and guard rail in Fountain Park in the town of Wilbraham"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$38,578,728" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$38,603,728"</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-842-R1

Redraft ENV 842

Light Up Mattos Field

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, <w:t>by inserting the following:-</w:t>

“provided that, not less than $30,000 shall be expended on lighting and infrastructure improvements at Mattos Field in the city of Gloucester; and provided further, that not less $20,000 shall be expended for renovations and infrastructure improvements including by not limited to enhancements to waterway access and recreational areas at Veasey Park in Groveland”

And further moves to amend said item by striking the figure “38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “38,628,728”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-843

ENV 843

Norton Fence Restoration

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the iron ore fence on the corner of Rt. 123 and Rt. 140”; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$4,437,773" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$4,462,773.00"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-844

ENV 844

Revitalization of Natural Resources

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0101, by striking out the word "and" in the sixth line and inserting after the word "efforts" the following words:- ";(VI) improving resiliency through the strengthening and revitalization of natural resources such as marches and other wetlands"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-845

ENV 845

Veasey Park Improvements

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by inserting the following:-

“provided not less than $20,000 shall be expended for renovations and infrastructure improvements including but not limited to enhancements to waterway access and recreational areas at Veasey Park in Groveland”

And further moves to amend said item by striking the figure “38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “38,598,728”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-846-R1

Redraft ENV 846

Creating an Animal Shelter in Wrentham

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Wrentham to construct an animal shelter;” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$5,817,651” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$5,842,651”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-847

ENV 847

Revitalizing Plainville Parks

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Plainville for repairs and improvements to the public tennis courts;” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$38,628,728”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-848-R1

Redraft ENV 848

City Mills Dam in Norfolk

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0700, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to the Town of Norfolk for the design and repair of the City Mills Dam;” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$498,295” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$648,295”</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-849

ENV 849

DCR Retained Revenue

Messrs. Tarr, Humason and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-2042, by striking the figure $20,000,000 in each instance where it appears, and replacing it with the figure $22,000,000.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-850

ENV 850

Methuen Rowing Program

Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:-"provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for expansion of the Methuen School District's rowing program as part of The River Cities Initiative and administered by the Essex Rowing Club; and in said item, by striking the figures"$38,578,728" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$38,638,728".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-851

ENV 851

Hazardous waste site cleanup

Messrs. Lewis, Cyr, Moore and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2260-8870, by striking out the figure “$12,413,688” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$14,409,902”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-854-R1

Redraft ENV 854

Conservation Land Tax Credit

Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended <w:t>by inserting, after section 113, the following new section:-</w:t>

"SECTION ___.  SECTION 1. 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 2. Section 6 of chapter 62, 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 3. Said section 6 of chapter 62, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 883, the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following 9 figure:- “$5,000,000”."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-855

ENV 855

Heritage Park Improvements

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by inserting after the word "Medford" the following:-

"; and provided further that no less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of Weymouth for final design work and improvements to Heritage Park at the intersection of Washington Street and Middle Street in Weymouth"; and in said item by striking out the figures "38,578,728" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "38,628,728".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-856

ENV 856

Aberjona riverbank restoration

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0101, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Town of Winchester to restore the Aberjona Riverbank"; and in said item by striking out the figure "$530,577" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$580,577".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-857

ENV 857

Accessibility to Open Space

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the creation of a roadway at the property formally known as the Medfield State Hospital in the town of Medfield”; and in said item, by striking the figures “$38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$38,778,728”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-858-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 858

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Messrs. Timilty, Brownsberger, Keenan, Rush, Cyr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, <w:t>by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum”; and in said section 2, in said item 2810-0100, by striking out the figure "38,578,728" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "38,828,728".</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-859-R1

Redraft ENV 859

DCR Lease Agreement

Messrs. McGee, Boncore, Keenan and O'Connor, Ms. Forry and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended <w:t>by inserting after section 6 the following section:-</w:t>

“SECTION 6A. Section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 35DDD the following section:-

“Section 35EEE. There shall be a Metropolitan Beaches Trust Fund to be used, without further appropriation, to support free events and recreational and educational programs at the metropolitan beaches under section 70 of chapter 3. The fund shall consist of money received into the fund from any other fund or source or otherwise appropriated, donated or provided to the fund. Any balance in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund, but shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent future years. An expenditure made from the fund shall not cause the fund to become deficient at any point during a fiscal year.”; and

by inserting after section 100 the following section:-

“SECTION 100A. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of conservation and recreation shall enter into a long-term lease agreement, not to exceed 10 years, with the metropolitan beaches commission to provide for the management and design of display banners appurtenant to property owned and identified by the department as within the jurisdiction of the commission on the future of metropolitan beaches established pursuant to section 70 of chapter 3 of the General Laws. Revenue generated from a lease or other agreement between the department and the metropolitan beaches commission shall be deposited into the Metropolitan Beaches Trust Fund established by section 35EEE of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, however, that the department shall receive 33 per cent of the net revenue collected through the Metropolitan Beach Trust Fund to offset the department’s costs for banner installation and maintenance and for general maintenance and operations of the metropolitan beaches. The lease and other agreements shall be on terms acceptable to the commissioner of the department of conservation and recreation and the co-chairs of the commission on the future of metropolitan beaches. The commissioner shall retain the authority, in consultation with a representative of the commission on the future of metropolitan beaches and a representative of the local community where the banners are displayed, to review and approve banner content associated with such a lease agreement.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-860

ENV 860

Metropolitan Beaches Commission

Messrs. McGee, Boncore, Keenan and O'Connor and Ms. Forry moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0500, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae on Kings Beach and Long Beach in Lynn; provided further, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for the Metropolitan Beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull to be fully maintained and seasonally staffed as recommended by the Metropolitan Beaches Commission in coordination with the Department of Conservation and Recreation; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s staff time, consultants and direct expenses to support the ongoing work of the Metropolitan Beaches Commission; and provided further that not less than $190,000 shall be expended for matching grants to public and nonpublic entities to support free public events and programs on the metropolitan beaches as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Better Beaches Grants Program as recommended by the Metropolitan Beaches Commission” and by striking out the figures “$500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$1,190,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-862-R1

Redraft ENV 862

Lake Singletary

Messrs. Fattman and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0101, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for weed control in lake Singletary in Millbury and Sutton"; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$932,526" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$962,526".</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-864

ENV 864

Webster Water Main

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2250-2000, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided that not less than $50,000 be expended for the design and construction of a drinking water main-line in the town of Webster”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$2,743,531” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$2,793,531”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-865

ENV 865

Dam Safety

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0700, by striking the figures “$498,295” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “$620,361”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-866

ENV 866

Field of Dreams

Messrs. Humason and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0100, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements at McKenzie Field in Holyoke"; and further in said item by striking the figures "$9,746,402" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$9,796,402".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-867-R1

Redraft ENV 867

Andrew's Park Accesibility Improvements

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, <w:t>by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that $30,000 be expended to the Town of Milton for the purpose of improving accessibility at Andrew's Park for all users including those with physical limitations"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$20,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$20,030,000"</w:t>


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-868

ENV 868

Recycling standards

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

“SECTION __. The commissioner of environmental protection shall establish performance standards for the reduction of municipal solid waste, as described in section 2, to achieve the purposes of the solid waste master plan and greenhouse gas reduction plan and to protect the natural environment, preserve resources, achieve progress toward the commonwealth's goals to reduce greenhouse gases and create green jobs in the commonwealth. The performance standards shall be promulgated by July 1, 2018.

SECTION __. The department of environmental protection shall establish performance standards for municipal solid waste reduction on the basis of pounds per capita of solid waste disposed. The standards shall reduce solid waste to not more than 600 pounds per capita by July 1, 2019 and not more than 450 pounds per capita by July 1, 2023.

SECTION __. Not later than December 1, 2018, the secretary of energy and environmental affairs, in consultation with the department of environmental protection and the department of energy resources, shall develop a municipal solid waste standards action plan to assist municipalities in achieving the standards set forth in this act. The secretary shall review the effectiveness of existing recycling programs and other incentives available to achieve these standards and shall make any recommendations available to the public on the website of the executive office of energy and environmental affairs. Recommendations may include, but shall not be limited to, potential regulatory or statutory changes to the solid waste master plan, the Clean Energy and Climate Plan for 2020 or the green communities program. The secretary shall consult with the solid waste advisory committee in developing the plan.

SECTION __. Each city and town shall report to the department of environmental protection annually, by not later than September 1, the total weight of solid waste disposed of through the solid waste program of the city or town during the prior fiscal year, as well as the number of households and residents who participated in the program. If the department makes a determination that a city or town has not met the municipal solid waste reduction performance standards as prescribed by the department by July 1, 2019, that city or town shall submit a report to the department setting forth the reasons that the town did not meet the standards and detailing a plan to achieve the performance standards by July 1, 2023. The department shall issue a report on the municipal solid waste programs not later than December 1 of that year that provides per capita solid waste disposal statistics for the municipal solid waste programs and shall file the report with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture. The report may disaggregate solid waste tonnage information to highlight categories of waste, including waste that is beyond the control of a city or town such as waste created as a result of a natural disaster."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-869

ENV 869

Franklin, Medway and Bellingham Flood Plain Recreation Development Plan

Mr. Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Franklin, Medway, and Bellingham Army Corps of Engineers flood plain and wildlife habitat;” and in said item, by striking out the figures “$38,578,728” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$38,603,728”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-870

ENV 870

Ensuring Beneficial Reuse of Dredged Sand

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, “provided, that the office of coastal zone management shall continue to identify and seek to capture opportunities for beneficial re-use of sand from federal and state dredge projects for beach nourishment, remediation of erosion, and the rebuilding and preservation of dunes”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-871-R1

Redraft ENV 871

New Bedford State Pier

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

“SECTION 100A. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of conservation and recreation shall transfer all ownership rights pertaining to the New Bedford state pier to the executive office of housing and economic development not later than October 31, 2017.  The executive office of housing and economic development shall, following the transfer of ownership rights from the department of conservation and recreation, enter into an interagency agreement with the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, not later than April 1, 2018, to support management and operations of New Bedford state pier. The interagency agreement shall include provisions for planned improvements to the New Bedford state pier to further economic development within the port of New Bedford by expanding the pier into a mixed-use facility capable of supporting water-dependent cargo, commercial fishing, marine transportation, marine educational facilities, fresh produce and seafood markets and other uses related to tourism and public recreation. To support mixed-use development at the New Bedford state pier, the interagency agreement shall utilize any funding appropriated pursuant to item 6720-1350 of chapter 286 of the acts of 2014.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-873

ENV 873

Douglas State Forest Maintenance Trust Fund

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

“SECTION __. Section 32 of chapter 46 of the acts of 2015 is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$1” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-874

ENV 874

MassParks Passes

Messrs. deMacedo, Humason and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in Section 90, by striking out, in line 1315, after the words “MassParks pass and an”, the word “annual”; and further, by striking out, in line 1316, the words “day use admission, and”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-875

ENV 875

Coastal Water Quality Monitoring

Messrs. Cyr, Montigny and deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by inserting after the words "research" the following:- "; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for the Buzzards Bay Coalition and Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, in conjunction with the Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Massachusetts Boston, for a coastal water quality monitoring program in Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-876-R1

Redraft ENV 876

Water Quality Advancement and Integrated Water Integrated Water Management

Messrs. Rodrigues, Ross and Moore, Ms. Lovely and Mr. deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, <w:t>by inserting the following new line item:-</w:t>

"2200-0113 For the commonwealth's development and implementation of an enhanced Clean Water Act (CWA) water quality science and management program, including Water quality standards, monitoring, assessment, data management, TMDLs and watershed planning to support permitting, compliance and enforcement activities to meet state and federal requirements……………………………………………………………………………………………………….$ 1,410,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-877

ENV 877

Protecting Residential Areas from Pollution

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

"SECTION XX No solid waste disposal facility, as defined in section 18 of chapter 16 of the General Laws, shall be located within 2,000 feet of a residential property or school.  This section shall take effect on July 1, 2017."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-878-R1

Redraft ENV 878

Park Improvement District

Messrs. Brownsberger, O'Connor and Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended <w:t>by inserting after section 24 the following 2 sections:-</w:t>

“SECTION 24A.  Section 1 of chapter 40O of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “uses”, in line 11, the following words:- or a business improvement district formed pursuant to this chapter to improve non-state owned parks that are greater than 20 acres.

SECTION 24B. Section 2 of said chapter 40O, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “streetscapes”, in line 6, the following words:- , non-state owned parks greater than 20 acres.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2018-S3-879-R1

Redraft ENV 879

Norton Dam Safety

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0700, <w:t>by adding the following: "provided further that not less than $100,000 be expended for dam inspections and repairs at Chartley Pond Dam in the town of Norton; and in said item by striking out the figures $498,295 and inserting in place there of the following "$598,295"</w:t>

and in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following: “provided further, that not less than $276,000 shall be expended for improvements to the town common in the town of Norton; and in said item by striking out the figures ”$38,578,728" and inserting in place thereof the following figure: "$38,854,728"