Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-672

ECO 672

Promoting savings First Time Buyers

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Fattman 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 2016 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, 2018, 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, 2018.”

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, 2018 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: FY2019-S4-672-R1

Redraft ECO 672

Promoting savings First Time Buyers

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Fattman 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 2016 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 including but not limited to new immigrant families.  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, 2018, 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, 2018.”

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, 2018 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: FY2019-S4-673-R1

Redraft ECO 673

Russian Community Association of Massachusetts, Inc

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, "; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the New American Association of Massachusetts, Inc.; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176“ and inserting in place thereof the figure “$938,176“.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-673

ECO 673

Russian Community Association of Massachusetts, Inc

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, "provided further, that "$90,000" shall be expended for the Russian Community Association of Massachusetts, Inc; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$848,176“ and inserting in place thereof the figure “$938,176“.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-674

ECO 674

Newton at Home

Ms. Creem 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 $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 "$1,400,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$1,415,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-675

ECO 675

Summer Jobs

Messrs. DiDomenico, Lewis, Rush and Crighton, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Welch, O'Connor and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by striking out the figures “10,268,500” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “$12,000,000”. 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-676

ECO 676

Enhanced Internet Opportunities for Falmouth Main Street Retailers

Mr. deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0300, by inserting the following:- "; provided further that no less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation to fund fiber optic cable installation in Falmouth" and in said item by striking out the figures "$1,546,431" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$1,646,431".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-676-R1

Redraft ECO 676

Enhanced Internet Opportunities for Falmouth Main Street Retailers

Mr. deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0300, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to the Falmouth Economic Development and Industrial Corporation to fund fiber optic cable installation in Falmouth”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7007-0300, by striking out the figure “$1,546,431” and inserting in place thereof the figure :- “$1,626,431”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-677

ECO 677

Historic Preservation of the Dr. Francis Wicks House Museum

Mr. deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that no less than $10,000 shall be expended for the historical preservation, upkeep, and repair of the Dr. Francis Wicks House in Falmouth, Massachusetts”; and in said section 2, in said item, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$858,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-678

ECO 678

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, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended to the Town of Sherborn for the preservation of historic documents;” and in said item, by striking the figures “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$6,784,414”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-679

ECO 679

Riverside Theatre Works/MAC

Mr. Rush 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 $60,000 shall be expended for the purposes 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 provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the purposes of the operation of the programs of the Menino Arts Center, an organization located in the Hyde Park section of the City of Boston” and in said item by striking out the figures “$848,176” and insert in place thereof the following figures:-“$923,176”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-679-R1

Redraft ECO 679

Riverside Theatre Works/MAC

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Riverside Theatre Works in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Menino Arts Center in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$923,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-680

ECO 680

Residential Assistance for Families in Transition

Messrs. Eldridge and Cyr, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Crighton, Hinds, Moore, Barrett, Lewis, Welch and Tarr, Ms. L'Italien, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Boncore, O'Connor and DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9316, by striking out the words “not more than $3,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “not less than $3,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-681

ECO 681

MA Service Alliance E-Team Machinists Program

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0020, by adding at the end thereof the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the E-Team Machinist program in the City of Lynn"; and

In said section 2, in said item 7002-0020, by striking out the figure "$2,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,590,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-682

ECO 682

Roslindale Main Streets

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following:- "provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Roslindale Village Main Streets for wayfinding and placemaking in the Roslindale section of Boston"; and in said item by striking out the figures "$4,400,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "$4,425,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-683

ECO 683

Alternative Housing Voucher Program

Messrs. Eldridge, Cyr, Barrett and Lewis, Ms. Friedman, Ms. L'Italien, Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Keenan, Welch, Brownsberger, Collins, Boncore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9030, by striking out the figure “$5,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,700,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-684

ECO 684

Foreclosure Prevention

Messrs. Eldridge and Hinds, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Collins, O'Connor, Welch and DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0011, by striking out item 7006-0011 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

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 $2,850,000 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............................................ $2,850,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-684-R1

Redraft ECO 684

Foreclosure Prevention

Messrs. Eldridge and Hinds, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Collins, O'Connor and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by striking out item 7006-0011 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

“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 $2,050,000 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 $500,000 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 non-traditional 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............................................$2,050,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-685

ECO 685

Improvements to Walter St. Intersection in Roslindale

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following:- "provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for improvements on the intersection of Walter Street and Centre Street in the Roslindale section of Boston"; and in said item by striking out the figures “$4,400,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures:- “$4,600,000”

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-687

ECO 687

Preservation of the Resting Place of U.S. Presidents

Messrs. Keenan and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; 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 section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$873,176"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-687-R1

Redraft ECO 687

Preservation of the Resting Place of U.S. Presidents

Messrs. Keenan and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended for building safety improvements to the resting place of American presidents in the city of Quincy”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$878,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-688

ECO 688

Economic Development Transparency

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following:-

SECTION XX.  The General Laws are hereby amended by inserting after Chapter 30B the following chapter:-

Chapter 30C. TRANSPARENCY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SPENDING.

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

“Department”, department of revenue.

“Development subsidy”, any expenditure of public funds with a value of at least $25,000 for the purpose of stimulating economic development within the commonwealth, including but not limited to bonds, grants, loans, loan guarantees, enterprise zones, empowerment zones, tax increment financing, grants, fee waivers, land price subsidies, matching funds, tax abatements, tax exemptions, and tax credits.

“Property-taxing entity”, any entity that levies taxes upon real or personal property.

“State”, an agency, board, commission, office, public benefit corporation or public benefit authority of the commonwealth.

Section 2. (a) The department shall submit an annual Unified Economic Development Budget to the legislature no later than 3 months after the end of the commonwealth’s fiscal year. The report shall present all economic development expenditures during the prior fiscal year, including but not limited to:

(1) The amount of uncollected state tax revenues resulting from every corporate tax credit, abatement, exemption and reduction provided by the Commonwealth's or a local governmental unit including but not limited to gross receipts, income, sales, use, raw materials, excise, property, utility, and inventory taxes;

(2) The name of each corporate taxpayer that claimed a tax credit, abatement, exemption or reduction under subdivision (i) of a value not less than $5,000, together with the dollar amount received by each such corporation;

(3) Any tax credit, abatement, exemption or reduction received by a corporation of less than $5,000 each shall not be itemized. The department shall report an aggregate dollar amount of such expenditures and the number of companies so aggregated for each tax expenditure;

(4) All state appropriated expenditures for economic development, including line-item budgets for every state-funded entity concerned with economic development, including but not limited to, Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development, Massachusetts Marketing Partnership, Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation, Massachusetts Office of Business Development, Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, Office of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Seaport Advisory Council, Department of Housing and Community Development, Office of Indian Affairs, Department of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, Division of Insurance, Division of Banks, State Racing Commission, Division of Professional Licensure, Division of Standards, Department of Revenue, Department of Telecommunications and Cable, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, Department of Workforce Development, Commonwealth Corporation, Division of Apprentice Training, Division of Career Services, Division of Unemployment Assistance, Department of Labor, Division of Occupational Safety, Labor Relations Council, Division of Labor Relations, Joint Labor Management Committee, Division of Industrial Accidents, Workers Compensation Advisory Council, Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission, Affirmative Market Program, Massachusetts Dept. of Agricultural Resources, BDC Capital, Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation, Massachusetts Office of International Trade and Investment, Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, Massachusetts Export Center, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, State Office of Minority and Women Business Assistance, Office of Technical Assistance and Technology, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, Massachusetts Life Science Center.

(5) The department shall annually compile and publish all of the data contained in the reports required under paragraph (a) in both written and electronic form. The information in the report shall be included as part of the Searchable Website administered by the Secretary of Administration and Finance.

Section 3. (a) Each property-taxing entity shall annually submit a report to the department regarding any real property in the entity’s jurisdiction that has received a development subsidy of at least $5,000 in the form of a property tax abatement or reduction during the fiscal year. The report shall contain information including but not limited to the name of the property owner, the address of the property, the start and end dates of the property tax reduction or abatement, the schedule of the tax reduction, each tax abatement, reduction and exemption for the property, and the amount of property tax revenue not paid to the taxing entity as a result of the reduction or abatement.

(b) Each property-taxing entity shall also submit a report to the department of revenue setting forth the total property tax revenue not paid to such entity during the fiscal year as a result of all property tax reductions and abatements in the entity’s jurisdiction.

(c) The reports required under paragraphs (a) and (b) of this section shall be prepared on two forms prepared by the department, and shall be submitted to the department by the property- taxing entity no later than three months after the end of the fiscal year.

(d) The department shall annually compile and publish all of the data contained in the reports required under paragraphs (a) and (b) in both written and electronic form. The information in the report shall be included as part of the Searchable Website administered by the Secretary of Administration and Finance.

(e) If a property-taxing entity fails to submit its reports to the department within the prescribed time, the department shall notify the comptroller of the commonwealth, whereupon the comptroller shall withhold further payments of any development subsidy to the delinquent entity until the entity files its reports with the department.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-689

ECO 689

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

Messrs. Eldridge, Cyr, Welch and O'Connor and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following:-

SECTION XX. Chapter 121B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 61. (a) The department of housing and community development shall, subject to appropriation, establish and administer the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program, a program of rental assistance for low-income families and elderly persons through mobile and project-based vouchers.

(b) To be eligible for the program household income shall not exceed 50 per cent of the area median income, as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and households shall meet statutory eligibility requirements and applicable regulations and guidance.

(c) The monthly dollar amount of each voucher shall be the department-approved monthly rent of the unit less the monthly amount paid for rent by the household, provided that the department may adjust household rent for those paying separately for utilities. Each household holding a voucher shall pay at least 30 percent, but not more than 40 per cent, of its income as rent. The department shall take into consideration the current fair market rent as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development when determining the monthly dollar amount of each voucher.

SECTION XX. (a) The department of housing and community development shall promulgate regulations and guidance to implement section 61 of chapter 121B.

(b) The department of housing and community development shall annually, not later than January 1, report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and joint committee on housing on the utilization of rental vouchers in the prior fiscal year under the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program established in section 61 of chapter 121B. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the number and average value of rental vouchers currently distributed in the commonwealth, in each county and in each municipality. The report shall comply with state and federal privacy standards.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-690

ECO 690

Mortgage Licensing Exemptions

Messrs. Eldridge and Welch, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. deMacedo, Fattman, Lesser and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following:-

SECTION XX. Section 1 of chapter 255E of the General Laws as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition is hereby amended by inserting, after the word “meanings:-” in line 2, the following definition:-

“Bona fide nonprofit affordable homeownership organization”, a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation with a primary purpose of helping qualified low-income individuals build, repair and purchase affordable housing and must meet the definition of   “Bona fide nonprofit organization” set forth in federal Regulation H,SA.F.E. Mortgage Licensing Act –State Compliance and Bureau Registration System, 12 CFR Part 1008.103(e)(7)(ii).;

and after the word “banks” in line 3, the following definition:-

“Instrumentality created by the United States or any state", a Federal, state,  municipal government, or quasi-government entity; or  a nonprofit agency or corporation incorporated under the laws of the Commonwealth which has a tax exempt status granted under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, which exclusively makes or issues commitments for mortgage loans on residential property to be financed with public funds, or negotiates, places, assists in placement of, finds, or offers to negotiate, place, assist in placement of, or find mortgage loans on residential property to be financed with public funds only under a contract with a federal, state, or municipal government, any instrumentality thereof or any quasi-government entity as determined by the Commissioner. The making of a mortgage loan includes being named as the lender or mortgagee on the note, mortgage, or other loan documents.

SECTION XX. Section 2 of chapter 255E of the General Laws as so appearing is hereby amended by adding the following paragraphs:-

The commissioner may make a determination that a bona fide nonprofit affordable homeownership organization is exempt from the provisions of this chapter upon application for an exemption by such organization.  Such application shall be approved upon the commissioner’s determination that the organization satisfies the following criteria:

(a) The organization is a Massachusetts nonprofit corporation with a primary purpose of helping qualified low-income individuals build, repair and purchase affordable housing;

(b) The organization is exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code;

(c) The organization does not charge loan origination fees;

(d) The organization does not provide residential mortgage loans which do not fully amortize over the term of the loans;

(e) The organization does not compensate any employees based on the number and/or size of mortgage loans originated by the employee, or otherwise incentivize any employees to act other than in the best interests of the borrower;

(f) The organization provides mortgage products that meet the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB's) Ability-to-Repay (ATR) rule and its Qualified Mortgage (QM) standards; and

(g) The organization must determine that a borrower has a reasonable ability to repay a mortgage before consummation. A borrower’s debt-to-income ratio must not exceed 43%.

The division of banks may periodically monitor an exempted bona fide nonprofit affordable homeownership organization and a nonprofit entity that is an instrumentality created by the United States or any state under section 2 of chapter 255F and examine its books and activities to confirm it remains in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

The commissioner may revoke a bona fide nonprofit affordable homeownership organization’s exempt status if the commissioner determines it no longer meets the criteria of this section.

SECTION XX.  Subsection (b) of section 2 of Chapter 255F of the General Laws as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition is hereby amended by striking out, in line 30, the word “and”, and inserting in place thereof the following:- ; (vii) any person who otherwise meets the definition of a mortgage loan originator, as defined in section 1 of this chapter, but who is employed by an organization determined by the commissioner to be a bona fide nonprofit affordable homeownership organization pursuant to section 2 of chapter 255E; (viii) any person who otherwise meets the definition of a mortgage loan originator, as defined in section 1 of this chapter, but who is employed by, or is operating on behalf of, an instrumentality created by the United States or any state as defined in section 1 of chapter 255E; and (ix) any person solely involved in extensions of credit relating to timeshare plans, as that term is defined in 11 U.S.C. section 101(53D).


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-691

ECO 691

Historical Restoration in Westwood

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following:- "provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the restoration and relocation of the historical Blue Hart Tavern in the town of Westwood; and in said item by striking out the figures “$4,400,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures:- “$4,450,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-692

ECO 692

Acton Discovery Museums

Mr. Eldridge and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after the figure "2019" the following:-

; provided, further that not less than $150,000 be expended for The Discovery Museums in the town of Acton;

and in said item by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$998,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-693

ECO 693

Fort Devens Museum

Messrs. Eldridge and Rush and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after the words "historic female figure" the following:-

“; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended on the Fort Devens Museum”;

and in said item by striking out the figure "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$898,176".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-694

ECO 694

Marlborough Elderly Public Housing Development

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9005, by inserting after the words "capital repairs" the following:-

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for the Pleasant Street Elderly Public Housing Development in Marlborough”;

and in said item by striking out the figure “$64,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$64,600,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-694-R1

Redraft ECO 694

Marlborough Elderly Public Housing Development

Mr. Eldridge and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Marlborough Community Development Authority for the senior public housing development located at 29 Pleasant Street in the town of Marlborough”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,839,414”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-695

ECO 695

Creative Economy Master Plan

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Fattman 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: FY2019-S4-695-R1

Redraft ECO 695

Creative Economy Master Plan

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Fattman 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 and to encourage the involvement of new immigrant families into the creative economy, 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, skills development, and new immigrant families in the commonwealth.

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: FY2019-S4-695.1

Further ECO 695.1

Law Enforcement Cooperation with the United States to Transfer Custody of Convicted Criminals and Preventing Discrimination

Messrs. Fattman and O'Connor moved that the amendment be amended by striking the underlying amendment in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-

“SECTION _. Chapter 276 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 20R the following section:-

Section 20S. (a) Any employee of the Commonwealth, or a public instrumentality or political subdivision thereof, who holds police powers or the powers of a sheriff or deputy sheriff, including but not limited to municipal police officers, court officers, and state troopers, and who has lawful custody of a person may, upon receipt of (1) a written request from United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement requesting detention of such person on the grounds that there is probable cause that such person is a removable alien and (2) an administrative warrant for arrest or warrant of removal/deportation, detain such person for a reasonable period of time after such person would otherwise be released from custody in order to transfer custody of such person to United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, provided that a supervisory officer of such employee’s agency has, in accordance with a policy promulgated in accordance with subsection (c), first determined that there are specific facts indicating that the person to be detained poses a threat to public safety; and further provided that such person be provided with a copy of such written request; and further provided that in no circumstances shall such detention exceed 24 hours unless an appropriate judicial officer shall have made a probable cause determination under the procedure set forth in subsection (d).

(b) As used in subsection (a), “specific facts indicating that the person to be detained poses a threat to public safety” shall mean that, at a minimum, any of the following facts are true with respect to such person:

1.the person has engaged in or is suspected of terrorism or espionage, or otherwise poses a danger to national security;

2.the person has been convicted of an offense of which an element was active participation in a criminal street gang, as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 521(a);

3.the person has been convicted of an offense classified as a felony, other than a state or local offense for which an essential element was the person’s immigration status;

4.the person has been convicted of an aggravated felony, as defined under 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(43); or

5.the person has been convicted of a crime of (i) domestic violence; (ii) sexual abuse or exploitation; (iii) trafficking in persons in violation of sections 50 or 51 of chapter 265 or like violations of the law of another state, the United States or a military, territorial or Indian tribal authority; (iv) burglary; (v) unlawful possession or use of a firearm; (vi) drug distribution or trafficking; (vii) second or subsequent operating or driving under the influence; or (viii) any other offense for which the person has been sentenced to time in custody of 180 days or more.

(c)  Each agency of the Commonwealth or any public instrumentality or political subdivision of the Commonwealth that chooses to allow its employees to exercise the authority granted by subsection (a) shall promulgate a written policy designating which supervisory officers may make the determination required by subsection (a) before a person is detained and the criteria such supervisory officer shall use in making such determination.

(d) A determination of probable cause for detention shall be made by an appropriate judicial officer and promptly reduced to writing. The appropriate judicial officer shall consider any information presented by the detaining agency, whether or not known at the time of initial detention. The detaining agency shall present the information under oath or affirmation or under the pains and penalties of perjury, and may present the information orally, in person or by any other means, or in writing. If presented in writing, the information may be transmitted to the appropriate judicial officer by facsimile transmission or by electronic mail or by such other electronic means as may be found acceptable by the court. The determination of probable cause for detention shall be an ex parte proceeding. The person detained shall have no right to appear, either in person or by counsel.  If the judicial officer determines that there is not probable cause to believe the person detained is a removable alien, then the judicial officer shall order that the person be released forthwith.  Such a determination and order shall be filed in the District Court having jurisdiction over the location of the detention, together with all written information submitted by the detaining agency.  Such documents shall be filed separately from the records of criminal cases, and shall be open for inspection by the public. If a determination under this subsection is necessary, the detaining agency shall present the information necessary to obtain such determination to the appropriate judicial officer as soon as reasonably possible after the detention begins, but no later than 24 hours after the detention begins.

(e) This section shall not be construed to give rise to a private right of action and shall not be construed so as to make unlawful any arrest in this commonwealth which would otherwise be lawful.

SECTION_. Chapter 30 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after section 65 the following section:-

Section 66.  (a) Under no circumstances shall the commonwealth, any political subdivision thereof, or any employee or agent of the commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions, establish any operation or program that requires, or has the effect of causing, persons to register or check in based in whole or in part on their religion, national origin, nationality, citizenship, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or age, or maintain any records system, government file or database for the purpose of registering persons based in whole or in part on those categories.

(b) In the event that any federal government operation or program requires, or has the effect of causing, persons to register or check in based in whole or in part on their religion, national origin, nationality, citizenship, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation or age, including but not limited to any such operation or program created pursuant to 8 United States Code, sections 1302(a) and 1303(a):

(i) no resources of the commonwealth or any political subdivision thereof shall be expended in the enforcement or implementation of such registry or check-in program;

(ii) no employee or agent of the commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions shall access, or seek to access, any information maintained pursuant to such registry or check-in program; and

(iii) no employee or agent of the commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions shall provide or disclose or offer to provide or disclose information to, or respond to a request for information from, such registry or check-in program.

(c) The prohibitions under subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply to any government operation or program that: (1) merely collects and compiles data about nationals of a foreign country entering or exiting the United States; or (2) issues visas, grants United States citizenship, confers an immigration benefit, or temporarily or permanently protects noncitizens from removal.

(d) Nothing in this section shall prohibit or restrain the commonwealth, any political subdivision thereof, or any employee or agent of the commonwealth or any of its political subdivisions, from sending to, or receiving from, any local, state, or federal agency, information regarding citizenship or immigration status, consistent with Section 1373 of Title 8 of the United States Code."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-696

ECO 696

South Shore Community Action Council Accessible Transit Pilot

Messrs. deMacedo and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following:- “; and provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for South Shore Community Action Council, fiscal agent for the Greater Plymouth Area Social Responsibility Consortium for a pilot transportation program”; and in said item by striking out the figures “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the figures “6,749,414”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-697

ECO 697

New Lease for Homeless Families

Messrs. Eldridge and Welch, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Boncore, O'Connor and Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0104, 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: FY2019-S4-699

ECO 699

Providing a safe harbor for contractor of services

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

SECTION__. 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: FY2019-S4-699-R1

Redraft ECO 699

Providing a safe harbor for contractor of services

Messrs. Tarr, Fattman and Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following section:-

SECTION__. There shall be established an independent contractor task force to study and make recommendations on independent contractor status in the Commonwealth. The task force shall be comprised of the following 15 members or their designees: the secretary of housing and economic development; the secretary of labor and workforce development; the attorney general; 2 persons to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall be the house chair of the joint committee on labor and workforce development and who shall serve as co-chair of the task force; 2 persons to be appointed by the senate president, 1 of whom shall be the senate chair of the joint committee on labor and workforce development and who shall serve as co-chair of the task force; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and 6 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be an economist experienced in labor and workforce development; 1 of whom shall be an attorney experienced in labor and workforce development; 2 of whom shall be representatives from unions of organized labor; and 2 of whom shall be representatives from business associations.

The task force shall study and make recommendations on independent contractor status in the Commonwealth, and shall examine the practices of neighboring states. The task force shall focus on (i) individuals who are required to be classified as employees who should be, or wish to be, classified as independent contractors; (ii) individuals misclassified as independent contractors who should be classified as employees; and (iii) uncertainty of independent contractor or employee status due to the burgeoning shared and on-demand economy in the Commonwealth.

The task force shall convene not later than 90 days after the effective date of this act and shall file the report, together with any legislative recommendations with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate not later than December 31, 2019."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-699-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 699

Providing a safe harbor for contractor of services

Messrs. Tarr, Fattman, Lewis and Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 56 the following section:-

“SECTION56A. There shall be an independent contractor task force to study and make recommendations on independent contractor status in the commonwealth. The task force shall consist of the following members or their designees: the secretary of housing and economic development; the secretary of labor and workforce development; the attorney general; the house chair of the joint committee on labor and workforce development who shall serve as co-chair of the task force; 1 person to be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; the senate chair of the joint committee on labor and workforce development who shall serve as co-chair of the task force; 1 person to be appointed by the senate president; 1 person to be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; and 6 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be an economist experienced in labor and workforce development; 1 of whom shall be an attorney experienced in labor and workforce development; 2 of whom shall be representatives from labor unions selected from a list of 3 nominees from the Massachusetts Building Trades Council and 2 of whom shall be representatives from business associations.

The task force shall study and make recommendations on independent contractor status in the commonwealth and shall examine the practices of neighboring states and other relevant jurisdictions. The task force shall provide an analysis of: (i) individuals who are required to be classified as employees who should be, or wish to be, classified as independent contractors; (ii) individuals misclassified as independent contractors who should be classified as employees;  (iii) uncertainty of independent contractor or employee status due to the burgeoning shared and on-demand economy in the commonwealth (iv) the economic impact of an employee or independent contractor designation on an individual and on the employer or party relying on the services of an independent contractor or employee; and (v) models of employee classification in other jurisdictions including, but not limited to, a dependent contractor designation.

The task force shall convene its first meeting not later than 90 days after the effective date of this act and shall submit a report, together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry those recommendations into effect, by filing the same with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the joint committee on labor and workforce development and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 31, 2019."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-700

ECO 700

Child Safety Grant for North Attleboro

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 $50,000 shall be expended for the WWII memorial pool in North Attleboro;” and in said item, by striking the figures “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$898,176”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-701

ECO 701

Independent Film Society

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:-; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Independent Film Society of Boston, Inc. for enhancing cultural tourism“; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$898,176“


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-701-R1

Redraft ECO 701

Independent Film Society

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Independent Film Society of Boston, Inc., for enhancing cultural tourism; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for musical and educational programming of the Zamir Chorale of Boston, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Kids Clothes Club, Inc., in Brookline”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$933,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-703

ECO 703

From the Top

Ms. Creem, Messrs. Barrett, Cyr and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for From the Top radio programming" and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure $848,176“ and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$948,176“


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-704

ECO 704

Celebrating 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, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that no less than $250,000 shall be expended for Plymouth 400, Inc. for the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the founding of that community”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,098,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-706

ECO 706

National Guard Association General Conference

Messrs. Rush and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following,  " provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended For the National Guard Association of Massachusetts for the planning and operations of the one hundred forty second National Guard Association of the United States General Conference" and in said item by striking out the figures:- “$4,400,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:-“$4,500,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-707

ECO 707

Waltham Tourism Council

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Waltham Tourism Council, Inc.”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$923,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-708

ECO 708

Lexington Visitors Center

Mr. Barrett and Ms. Friedman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Lexington Visitors Center”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,048,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-709

ECO 709

Waltham Community Day Center

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to support patient safety and security at the Waltham Community Day Center”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7004-0100, by striking out the figure “$5,367,719” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,417,719”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-709-R1

Redraft ECO 709

Waltham Community Day Center

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Community Day Center of Waltham, Inc. to support patient safety and security”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,789,414”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-710

ECO 710

Waltham CDC Housing Clinic

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that not less than $46,790 shall be expended for the WATCH Community Development Corporation’s Housing Clinic”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7004-0100, by striking out the figure “$5,367,719” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,414,509”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-710-R1

Redraft ECO 710

Waltham CDC Housing Clinic

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $46,790 shall be expended for W.A.T.C.H., INC. for its housing advocacy clinic”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,786,204”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-711

ECO 711

Restoration of Forbes House in Norwood

Mr. Rush 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 $100,000 be expended for the restoration of the historic Forbes House in the town of Norwood"; and in said section by striking out the figures "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "$948,176"

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-711-R1

Redraft ECO 711

Restoration of Forbes House in Norwood

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the historic Forbes House in the town of Norwood"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$873,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-713

ECO 713

Berlin Fire / Rescue UTV

Mr. Tran and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0600, by adding the following: "provided further, that no less than $18,000 shall be expended to the Town of Berlin for a Utility Task Vehicle to assist with search and rescue matters" and in said item by striking out the figures "2,714,115" and inserting in place thereof the figures "2,732,115"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-714

ECO 714

Chamber Economic Development Plan

Messrs. Tran and Eldridge, Ms. Gobi and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, “provided further, that no less than $75,000 shall be expended to the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation for the development of a regional economic blueprint for North Central Massachusetts” and in said item by striking out the figures "848,176' and inserting in place thereof the figures "923,176"

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-715

ECO 715

Micro Lending - North Central Chamber of Commerce

Messrs. Tran, Eldridge, Humason and Moore and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item XXXX-XXXX, by adding the following:- “For microlending grants of not more than $100,000 that 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  not  less  than  $100,000  shall  be expended  to  support  the  eligible  organizations’  lending  and technical  assistance  activities,  and  provided  further  that  $100,000  shall  be  allocated  to  the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation for these purposes  ...............  $300,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-715-R1

Redraft ECO 715

Micro Lending - North Central Chamber of Commerce

Messrs. Tran, Eldridge, Humason and Moore, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Pacheco and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _ the following new section:- “SECTION XX. For microlending grants of not more than $300,000 that 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  not  less  than  $300,000  shall  be expended  to  support  the  eligible  organizations’  lending  and technical  assistance  activities,  and  provided  further  that  $100,000 shall  be  allocated  to  the South Eastern Economic Development Corporation, North Central Chamber of Commerce, and Common Capital individually for these purposes  ...............  $300,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-715-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 715

Micro Lending - North Central Chamber of Commerce

Messrs. Tran, Eldridge, Humason and Moore, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Pacheco and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after section _ the following new section:- “SECTION XX. For microlending grants of not more than $100,000 that 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  not  less  than  $300,000  shall  be expended  to  support  the  eligible  organizations’  lending  and technical  assistance  activities.  ...............  $300,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-718

ECO 718

Germantown Neighborhood Center

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Germantown neighborhood center in Quincy”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure :- “$898,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-719

ECO 719

Clarification regarding emergency assistance eligibility

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by adding the following words:-"Nothing herein contained shall require that emergency assistance be provided to a family that, on the date of application for emergency assistance, has other feasible alternative housing as defined in 760 CMR 67.061(b)."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-719-R1

Redraft ECO 719

Clarification regarding emergency assistance eligibility

Messrs. Tarr and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by inserting after the words “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;” the following words:-

 

“provided, that nothing herein contained shall require that emergency assistance be provided to a family that, on the date of application for emergency assistance, has other feasible housing as defined in 760 CMR 67.061(b);”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-720-R1

Redraft ECO 720

Maintain ability of HomeBASE Program to serve more participants

Messrs. Tarr and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0108, by striking out the words “provided further, that a family shall not receive more than a combined sum of $10,000 in a 12-month period from this item and item 7004-9316;” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

 

“provided further, that no other assistance from this item shall exceed $8,000 in a 12-month period; provided further, that a family shall not receive more than a combined sum of $8,000 in a 12-month period from this item and item 7004-9316;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-720

ECO 720

Maintain ability of HomeBASE Program to serve more participants

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0108, by striking out item 7004-0108 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

"7004-0108 For a program of short-term housing assistance to help families eligible for temporary emergency shelter under item 7004-0101 in addressing obstacles to maintaining or securing housing; provided, that the assistance provided under this item shall include not less than 12 months of housing stabilization and economic self-sufficiency case management services for each family receiving benefits hereunder; provided further, that no other assistance from this item shall exceed $8,000 in a 12-month period; provided further, that a family shall not receive more than a combined sum of $8,000 in a 12-month period from this item and item 7004-9316; provided further, that so long as they meet the requirements of their housing stabilization plan, a family that received household assistance pursuant to this item whose income exceeds 50 per cent of area median income shall not become ineligible for assistance due to exceeding the income limit for a period of 6 months from the date that the 50 per cent level was exceeded; provided further, that the department shall take all steps necessary to enforce regulations to prevent abuse in HomeBASE, including a wage match agreement with the department of revenue; provided further, that a family that was terminated from the program or did not make a good faith effort to follow its housing stabilization plan during the term of its assistance shall be ineligible for benefits pursuant to item 7004-0101 and this item for 12 months from the last date the family received assistance pursuant to item 7004-0101 and this item, including housing stabilization and economic self-sufficiency case management services; provided further, that a family's housing stabilization plan shall adequately accommodate the ages and disabilities of the family members; provided further, that no family with a head of household who is over 60 years of age or who is disabled, who is in compliance with the requirements of a housing stabilization plan that reasonably accommodates disabilities, and who otherwise meets all program eligibility requirements shall be denied short-term housing assistance; provided further, that any such family with a head of household who is over 60 years of age or who is disabled shall not have engaged in, or be engaged in, any activity that threatens the health, safety or security of the family, other program participants or program staff; provided further, that families receiving benefits under this program who are found ineligible for continuing benefits shall be eligible for aid pending a timely appeal pursuant to chapter 23B of the General Laws; provided further, that families who are denied assistance pursuant to this item may appeal that denial pursuant to said chapter 23B, including subsection (F) of section 30 of said chapter 23B and regulations adopted to implement said chapter 23B; provided further, that benefits under this item shall only be provided to residents of the commonwealth who are citizens of the United States or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing under color of the law in the United States; provided further, that the department, as a condition of continued eligibility for assistance pursuant to this program, may require disclosure of social security numbers by all members of a family receiving assistance hereunder for use in verification of income with other agencies, departments and executive offices; provided further, that if a family member fails to provide a social security number for use in verifying the family's income and eligibility, then the family shall no longer be eligible to receive benefits from this program; provided further, that the department shall administer this program through the following agencies unless administering agencies are otherwise procured by the department: the Berkshire Housing Development Corporation; Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, Inc.; Community Teamwork, Inc.; the Housing Assistance Corporation; the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority; HAP, Inc.; Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc.; the Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development; South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; Housing Solutions for Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc.; and RCAP Solutions, Inc.; provided further, that the department shall reallocate financing based on performance-based statistics from under-performing service providers to above average service providers in order to move as many families from hotels, motels or shelters into more sustainable housing; provided further, that the department shall use funds provided for this program for stabilization workers to focus efforts on housing retention, and link households to supports including job training, education, job search and childcare opportunities available and may enter into agreements with other public and private agencies for the provision of such services, and that a stabilization worker shall be assigned to each household; provided further, that funds shall be used to transition families served by the program to more rapidly move them into temporary or permanent sustainable housing; provided further, that this item shall be subject to appropriation and, in the event of a deficiency, nothing in this item shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to any enforceable right or entitlement to services in excess of the amounts appropriated herein; provided further, the department may expend not more than $300,000 under item 7004-0108 on families residing in temporary emergency shelters and residential treatment programs under items 4512-0200 and 4513-1130, if such families otherwise meet all eligibility requirements applicable to emergency shelter under item 7004-0101, except that, solely for the purpose of this item, the fact that a family is residing in a temporary emergency domestic violence shelter under item 4513-1130 or in a residential treatment program under item 4512-0200 shall not preclude such family from receiving assistance; and provided further, guidance will be developed by the department in consultation with the department of public health to provide that any unit in such temporary emergency shelter or residential treatment program vacated through use of funds under this program has an opportunity to be filled by a family (i) eligible both for emergency shelter under item 7004-0101 and for such domestic violence or residential treatment program and (ii) referred to such temporary emergency shelter or residential treatment program by the department...$30,147,305"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-721

ECO 721

MRVP Targeting Language

Messrs. Tarr and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9024, by striking out the words “shall require that not less than 75 per cent of all new vouchers” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “may require that up to 75 per cent of all new vouchers”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-724

ECO 724

Quincy Asian Resources, Inc

Messrs. Keenan and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:-“; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure :- “$948,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-725

ECO 725

Holbrook Community Action Grant

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- "; 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 section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,839,414”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-725-R1

Redraft ECO 725

Holbrook Community Action Grant

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Holbrook for a community action grant”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,839,414”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-726

ECO 726

Home and Healthy for Good

Messrs. Feeney, Cyr and Timilty, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Moore and Welch, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. O'Connor and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0104, by striking out the figures “$2,300,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$2,340,000”; and that the existing language in said line item be replaced with the following:

For the home and healthy for good program operated by Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. to reduce the incidence of chronic homelessness in the commonwealth; provided, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to continue a supportive housing initiative for unaccompanied homeless young adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning; provided further, that Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. shall be solely responsible for the administration of this program; and provided further, that Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. shall file a report with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the undersecretary of housing and community development and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 4, 2019 on the number of people served, the average cost per participant, the demographics of those served, whether participants have previously received government services and any projected cost-savings in other state-funded programs


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-727

ECO 727

West Medford Community Center

Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:-

“provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the West Medford community center”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-

"$898,176".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-728

ECO 728

Economic Opportunities

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by adding the following:-

“provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to CONNECT, a financial opportunity center in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee”.

and in said item by striking the following figures “$1,400,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figures “$1,475,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-729

ECO 729

Creative Arts Network

Mr. Rodrigues 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 $50,000 shall be expended for the Creative Arts Network 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.";


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-730

ECO 730

Fall River Children's Museum

Mr. Rodrigues 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 $50,000 shall be expended for the Fall River Children’s Museum;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-730-R1

Redraft ECO 730

Fall River Children's Museum

Mr. Rodrigues 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 shall be expended for the Fall River Children’s Museum;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-731

ECO 731

Homeless Individuals

Messrs. Boncore, Feeney, Eldridge and Brownsberger, Ms. Friedman, Mr. Barrett, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. DiDomenico, Collins, Crighton and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0102, by striking out the figure "$46,180,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$50,000,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-731-R1

Redraft ECO 731

Homeless Individuals

Messrs. Boncore, Feeney, Eldridge and Brownsberger, Ms. Friedman, Mr. Barrett, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. DiDomenico, Collins, Crighton, O'Connor, Welch, Keenan, Brady and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0102, by striking out the figure "$46,180,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$48,180,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-732

ECO 732

Strive Forward, Job Readiness

Messrs. Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0150, by adding the following: "and provided that the Department shall expend not less than $400,000 for STRIVE FORWARD, a job-readiness program to be coordinated by the Justice Resource Institute to connect chronically unemployed adults with training, case management and job placement.”;and in said item by striking out the figures “$150,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$550,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-733

ECO 733

Outside the Box Music and Arts Programming

Mr. Collins 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 $500,000 shall be expended for Outside the Box in the city of Boston"; and in said item by striking out the figures "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figures: "$1.348.176"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-734

ECO 734

CV Unido

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by adding the following: “provided, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Cape Verdean Community UNIDO, Inc to support outreach to immigrants in the Roxbury and Dorchester areas of Boston; ”; and in said item by striking out the figures “$1,400,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$1,600,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-735

ECO 735

The Latina Circle

Messrs. Boncore and Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after the words "19th Amendment," the following new text:-

"provided further that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Latina Circle".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-735-R1

Redraft ECO 735

The Latina Circle

Messrs. Boncore and Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after the word "Amendment", in line 14, the following words:-  "; provided further, that not less than $ 50,000 shall be expended for the Latina Circle".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-736

ECO 736

No Books No Ball

Mr. Collins 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 $50,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to No Books No Ball located in Roxbury"; and in said item by striking out the figures "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$898,176".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-737

ECO 737

Union of Minority Neighborhoods

Messrs. Collins and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by adding the following:-"and provided further, that not less than $140,000 shall be expended for a grant to the Union of Minority Neighborhoods”; and in said item by striking out the figure $10,268,500” and inserting in place thereof the figure "10,408,500".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-738

ECO 738

St. Mary's Center

Messrs. Collins, Brownsberger and O'Connor 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 $350,000 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 "$10,268,500" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$10,618,500".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-739

ECO 739

New England Center for Arts and Technology

Messrs. Collins, Brownsberger, Lewis, Crighton, O'Connor and Cyr 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 in said item by striking out the figures “$2,147,026” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$2,447,026”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-740

ECO 740

Dorchester Youth Collaborative

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following: "provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended on the Dorchester Youth Collaborative", and in said item by striking out the figures "$10,268,500" and inserting in place thereof the following figures: "10,293,500"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-742

ECO 742

Maintenance and Repairs at Rockland Housing Authority

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to the Rockland Housing Authority for maintenance and repairs”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,799,414”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-743

ECO 743

Contribution Rate Relief for High-Turnover and Seasonal Employers

Messrs. Moore, Rodrigues, Lesser, Humason, Fattman, Feeney, Tarr and Welch, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Collins, O'Connor, Ross and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ____ the following section:-

“SECTION _____.  The second sentence of subsection (a) of section 189A of chapter 149, as so appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the beginning the following words:- “Except as provided in subsection (f),”;

and further by inserting after subsection (e) the following subsection:-

(f) Notwithstanding the contribution rates set forth in subsection (a), the contribution rate for high-turnover and seasonal employers shall be computed by multiplying the wages the employer paid any such employee by 1.7 per cent. For purposes of this subsection, “high-turnover employer” means an employer whose ratio of total W-2 Forms to average weekly employee headcount in the immediately preceding calendar year was at least 3 to 1, or 200%, using the formula (total W-2s/average weekly employee headcount*100) – 100; “Seasonal employer” means an employer that employs workers who perform services on a seasonal basis as defined by the U.S. Secretary of Labor, including, but not limited to workers covered by 29 CFR 500.20(s)(1), and retail workers employed exclusively during holiday seasons, but who in no case are hired into positions for which the customary annual employment exceeds six months. Employers as defined in this subsection may recalculate and remit their quarterly employer medical assistance contribution assessment using the reduced contribution rate of 1.7 percent. Employers shall include with their payment an attestation, in such form as may be required by the department of unemployment assistance, that they qualify as employers under this subsection; and may, upon request by the department, be required to provide substantiating documentation.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-744

ECO 744

Pipefitting Definition

Messrs. Moore, Cyr, Brady, Ross, Boncore, Crighton and Lewis, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. deMacedo and Eldridge, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Keenan and Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ____ the following section:-

“SECTION____. Section 81 of chapter 146 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “Pipefitting” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-

“Pipefitting”, the installation, repair, replacement, maintenance or alteration of any apparatus for piping appliances, devices or accessories for heating systems having a rating greater than 700,000 British Thermal Units, including apparatus and piping for general use of conveyance of steam and associated plumbing equipment, vacuum and pneumatic systems, oil and petroleum products, ice making machinery, air conditioning equipment, piping systems used for the conveyance and storage of Category M liquids, as defined in ASME B31.3 Process Piping manual and high pressure systems over 150 pound-force per square inch gauge or hazardous industrial gases used in processes, biopharma or semi-conductor manufacturing, but excluding sheet metal work, the installation of exterior chilled water lines beginning after the first ten feet of developed length of piping falling outside of a Building’s foundation wall/exterior to the Building structure, refrigeration systems, boilers and plumbing as defined under the rules and regulations of the board of state examiners of plumbers promulgated under sections 4 and 13 of chapter 142. “


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-745

ECO 745

Pipefitters and Refrigeration Technicians

Messrs. Moore, Rush, Cyr, Brady, Ross, Boncore and Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ____ the following 2 sections:-

“SECTION ____.  Section 87 of chapter 146 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “performed by” the following words:- “either a contractor and its employees retained by or”.

SECTION ____.  Section 88 of chapter 146 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “college, by” the following words:- “either a contractor and its employees, retained by or”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-745-R1

Redraft ECO 745

Pipefitters and Refrigeration Technicians

Messrs. Moore, Cyr, Brady, Ross, Boncore, Crighton and Eldridge, Ms. Gobi and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ____ the following 2 sections:-

“SECTION ____.  Section 87 of chapter 146 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “performed by”, in line 3, the following words:- “either a contractor and its employees retained by or”.

SECTION ____.  Section 88 of chapter 146 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the words “college, by”, in line 8, the following words:- “either a contractor and its employees, retained by or”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-746

ECO 746

Motor Vehicle Service Contracts

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ______ the following 4 sections:-

“SECTION ____. Section 149M of chapter 175 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “consumer” the following 5 definitions:-

“Consumer product”, any tangible personal property that is distributed in commerce and is normally used for personal, family or household purposes, including tangible personal property intended to be attached to or installed in any real property without regard to whether it is so attached or installed.

“Maintenance agreement”, a contract for regular maintenance.

“Motor vehicle manufacturer”, a person who: (i) manufactures or produces motor vehicles under the person’s own name or label; (ii) is a subsidiary of the person who manufactures or produces motor vehicles; (iii) is a corporation which owns 100 per cent of the corporation, association, partnership or other legal entity who manufactures or produces motor vehicles; or (iv) does not manufacture or produce motor vehicles but, pursuant to a written contract, licenses the use of its trade name or label to another person who manufactures or produces motor vehicles.

Section  ______. Said section 149M of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the definition of “service contract” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-

“Service contract”, a contract for a separately stated consideration and for a specific duration to perform the service, repair, replacement or maintenance of a consumer product, including a motor vehicle, or indemnification for service, repair, replacement or maintenance for the operational or structural failure due to a defect in materials or workmanship or normal wear and tear, with or without additional provision for incidental payment or indemnity under limited circumstances, for related expenses, including, but not limited to, rental and food spoilage; provided, however, that a service contract shall also include a contract or agreement sold for a separately stated consideration for a specific duration that provides for any of the following: (i) the repair or replacement of tires or wheels on a motor vehicle damaged as a result of coming into contact with road hazards including, but not limited to, potholes, rocks, wood debris, metal parts, glass, plastic, curbs or composite scraps; (ii) the removal of dents, dings or creases on a motor vehicle that can be repaired using the process of paintless dent removal without affecting the existing paint finish and without replacing vehicle body panels, sanding, bonding or painting; or (iii) the repair of small motor vehicle windshield chips or cracks which may include the replacement of the windshield for chips or cracks that cannot be repaired.

Section ______. Section 149N of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 100, the words “tangible personal property” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- consumer products.

Section ______. Said chapter 175 is hereby amended by striking out section 149V, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 149V. (a) The following shall be exempt from sections 149M to 149W, inclusive: (i) warranties, service contracts or maintenance agreements provided by public utilities that are regulated by the department of telecommunications and cable or the Federal Communications Commission, or by an affiliate of such entity, covering customer wiring, transmission devices serviced by such public utility or warranting services provided by such public utility or its affiliate; (ii) mechanical breakdown insurance policies offered by insurers otherwise licensed and regulated pursuant to the laws and regulations of the commonwealth; (iii) warranties, service contracts or other agreements regarding automobiles under which a licensed motor vehicle dealer or an affiliate of a licensed motor vehicle dealer is obligated to perform; (iv) warranties offered by builders as part of a conveyance of real estate; (v) warranties on a product made by the manufacturer, importer or seller of the product; and (vi) maintenance agreements.

(b) Motor vehicle manufacturers and service contracts on the motor vehicle manufacturer’s products need only comply with sections 149N(f), 149P, 149Q, 149R and 149U, as applicable, of this Act, and motor vehicle manufacturers offering service contracts on the motor vehicle manufacturer’s products are exempt from licensure under section 149N(c) and the requirements of section 149N(d).”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-746.1

Further ECO 746.1

Motor Vehicle Service Contracts  - Fair Trade Practices

Ms. L'Italien, Mr. O'Connor and Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the amendment be amended in section _____ by inserting after the definition for "motor vehicle distributor" the following 2 definitions:

“Motor vehicle franchisor representative”, a person employed by a motor vehicle manufacturer or distributor to promote the sale of new motor vehicles or for supervising, servicing, instructing or contracting motor vehicle dealers or prospective motor vehicle dealers and any officer, agent or other authorized representative of a manufacturer or distributor."

“Motor vehicle manufacturer”, a person who: (i) manufactures or produces motor vehicles under the person’s own name or label; (ii) is a subsidiary of the person who manufactures or produces motor vehicles; (iii) is a corporation which owns 100 per cent of the corporation, association, partnership or other legal entity who manufactures or produces motor vehicles; or (iv) does not manufacture or produce motor vehicles but, pursuant to a written contract, licenses the use of its trade name or label to another person who manufactures or produces motor vehicles."; and

By inserting the following section:

"SECTION ________Section 149U of said chapter 175, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

(c) It shall be an unfair or deceptive act or practice for a motor vehicle manufacturer, distributor or franchisor representative to require, attempt to require, coerce or attempt to coerce a motor vehicle dealer to sell, offer to sell or sell exclusively an extended service contract, extended maintenance plan or similar products, including, but not limited to, guaranteed automobile protection or guaranteed asset protection products, offered, endorsed or sponsored by the motor vehicle manufacturer, distributor or franchisor representative by any of the following means: (i) a statement made by the motor vehicle manufacturer, distributor or franchisor representative that failure to sell, offer to sell or sell exclusively an extended service contract, extended maintenance plan or similar products will substantially and adversely impact the dealer; (ii) a provision in a franchise agreement that the dealer sell or sell exclusively an extended service contract, extended maintenance plan or similar product offered, endorsed or sponsored by the motor vehicle manufacturer, distributor or franchisor representative; (iii) measuring the dealer’s performance under the franchise based on the sale of extended service contracts, extended maintenance plans or similar products offered, endorsed or sponsored by the motor vehicle manufacturer, distributor or franchisor representative; or (iv) requiring the dealer to exclusively promote the sale of extended service contracts, extended maintenance plans or similar products offered, endorsed or sponsored by the motor vehicle manufacturer, distributor or franchisor representative.

Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit a motor vehicle manufacturer, distributor or franchisor representative from providing incentives to a dealer that encourages a voluntary decision to sell or sell exclusively an extended service contract, extended maintenance plan or similar product, including, but not limited to, guaranteed automobile protection or guaranteed asset protection products offered, endorsed or sponsored by the manufacturer, distributor or franchisor."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-747

ECO 747

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Messrs. Moore and Welch, Ms. Gobi, Mr. O'Connor and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-0012 the following item:

“XXXX-XXXX  For the operation and maintenance of the Massachusetts manufacturing extension partnership to maintain and promote manufacturing as an integral part of the economy, and for programs designed to assist small and mid-sized manufacturing companies…$2,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-749

ECO 749

Mortgage Counseling Grants

Messrs. deMacedo, Tarr, O'Connor and Ross moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0011, by inserting the following:- "; provided further, that funds in this item may be expended as competitive grants for the operation of a pilot program for best lending practices, first-time homeowner counseling for non-traditional loans, and 10 or more foreclosure education centers under section 16 of chapter 206 of the acts of 2007".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-750

ECO 750

Military Base Promotion

Messrs. deMacedo, Humason and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-0032 the following 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: FY2019-S4-751

ECO 751

Microlending

Messrs. deMacedo, Tarr, O'Connor and Tran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7007-0800 the following item:- "7007-0801 For microlending grants of up to $100,000 which shall be issued to established community development financial institutions and community advantage lenders making direct microenterprise and small business loans to borrowers on a regional basis, and providing technical assistance to applicants and borrowers in order to foster business establishment and success; provided, that the funds shall be used to support the eligible organization's lending and technical assistance activities …………………. $100,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-752

ECO 752

Economic Forecasts

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1100-1201, by inserting 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: FY2019-S4-754

ECO 754

Encouraging Cultural Council Funding

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Fattman 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: FY2019-S4-755

ECO 755

Independent contractor in the creative economy

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

SECTION _. Subsection (a) of section 148B of chapter 149 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting the following clause:-

(4) or if an individual who is engaged in a profession, trade, or occupation that creates intellectual property that is or is not protected under federal copyright law, federal patent law, federal licensing laws or any other applicable federal, state or international law or treaty governing intellectual property is exempt from section 148B of chapter 149 if they meet the following:

(i) The individual identifies, markets, or promotes themselves as a freelancer, as self-employed, as a sole proprietor or as an independent business.

(ii) The individual controls and regularly negotiates the use of their intellectual property.

(iii) The individual meets the federal standards on independent contractors such, as but not limited to, the Internal Revenue Service 20 Factor Test and any Internal Revenue Service or federal industry specific independent contractor test that may exist.

The exception shall not apply to an individual who has been coerced, threatened or intimidated into establishing an independent business.

SECTION _.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, if an individual is a member or is affiliated with a union, guild, membership organization, or professional organization, the employer of the individual is required to abide by the work standards, contracts, pay rate and/or other work practices and agreements established by said union, membership organization, professional organization, or guild.  Membership in a professional development organization, union, guild created by a specific employer for its employees and/or independent contractors shall not meet the definition of a union, guild, membership organization or professional organization.

SECTION _. Notwithstanding any general or special law there shall be a task force established on the improving the independent contractor classification in the commonwealth. The members of said task force shall be the secretary of labor and workforce development, the secretary of housing and economic development, the attorney general of the commonwealth, the chairs of the joint committee on labor and work, and the chairs of the joint committee on emerging technologies and economic development, 1 member appointed by the speaker of the house and 1 member appointed by the minority leader of the house, 1 member appointed by the senate president and 1 member appointed by the minority of the senate, 4 members appointed by the Governor, 2 representing (AIM, NFIB) and 2 representing organized labor

Said task force shall submit their findings and recommendations to the clerks of the house and senate, the joint committee on labor and workforce development, the joint committee on emerging technologies and economic development, and the house and senate ways and means committee by December 31, 2018


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-756

ECO 756

Hull Economic Development

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

"; provided further that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Hull for main street economic development and storefront improvements"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-757

ECO 757

Mass Life Sciences Transfer to the Consolidated Net Surplus

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

"SECTION_: Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, prior to 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 the consolidated net surplus in the budgetary funds for fiscal year 2018 as follows: (i) transfer ½ of the surplus, not to exceed $10,000,000, to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Investment Fund established in section 6 of chapter 23I of the General Laws; and (ii) transfer ½ of the surplus, not to exceed $10,000,000, to the Massachusetts Community Preservation Trust Fund established in section 9 of chapter 44B of the General Laws."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-758

ECO 758

Roslindale Arboretum Gateway Path

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following words:- ";provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Arboretum Gateway Path in the Roslindale section of the City of Boston"; and in said section 2, is said item 1599-0026, by striking the figure "$4,400,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$4,500,000".

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-758-R1

Redraft ECO 758

Roslindale Arboretum Gateway Path

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the arboretum gateway path in the Roslindale section of the city of Boston”; and

in said section 2, in said item 1599-0026, by striking out the figure “$4,400,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,450,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-759

ECO 759

Mobile home outreach

Mr. Lewis, Ms. Jehlen and Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by inserting the following: “provided further, that not less than $150,000 be expended for the ABCD Mobile Homeless Outreach Team for service in Malden, Everett, and Medford."; and In said section 2, in said line item 7004-0099, by striking out the figures “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$6,889,414”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-760

ECO 760

Urban Agenda

Messrs. Crighton and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-0032 the following item:-

"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 home ownership housing … 500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-761

ECO 761

Department of Labor Standards

Messrs. Lewis, Eldridge, Moore, Timilty, O'Connor, Feeney and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0200, by striking out the figure “$2,982,972” and inserting in place thereof the following:- $3,480,801.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-763

ECO 763

Stoughton State Theatre

Mr. Timilty 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 $100,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the State Theatre in Stoughton"; and in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure "848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "948,176".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-764

ECO 764

Youthworks

Messrs. Lewis, Brady, Brownsberger, Crighton and Moore, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Collins, O'Connor, Welch and DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by striking out the figure “$10,268,500” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$14,200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-765

ECO 765

Registered apprenticeship program

Messrs. Lewis and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7003-0150 the following item:- "7003-0151   Registered Apprenticeship Expansion

For the purposes of expanding registered apprenticeships in priority manufacturing, healthcare, and information technology industries..................$700,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-765-R1

Redraft ECO 765

Registered apprenticeship program

Messrs. Lewis, O'Connor and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7003-0150 the following item:- “7003-0151 For the purposes of expanding registered apprenticeships in priority manufacturing, healthcare and information technology industries..................$500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-766-R1

Redraft ECO 766

Housing Assistance

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for the Housing Assistance Corporation for regional programs to provide comprehensive services to remove obstacles to housing for homeless individuals and families including, but not limited to, community training programs for towns, working with seniors aging in place and homelessness prevention for families and individuals”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0101, by striking out the figure “$155,878,948” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$155,943,948”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-766

ECO 766

Housing Assistance

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by adding the following words:- ";  provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Housing Assistance Corporation on Cape Cod for regional programs to provide comprehensive services to remove obstacles to housing for homeless individuals and families including but not limited to community training programs for towns, working with seniors aging in place, and homeless prevention for families and individuals”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7004-0101, by striking out the figure “$155,878,948” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$155,978,948”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-767

ECO 767

Albion cultural exchange

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following: “; provided further that not less than $100,000 be expended for elderly access improvements to the Albion Cultural Exchange in the town of Wakefield”; and In said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$948,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-767-R1

Redraft ECO 767

Albion cultural exchange

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following: “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for elderly access improvements to the Albion Cultural Exchange in the town of Wakefield”; and In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$948,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-768

ECO 768

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: FY2019-S4-769

ECO 769

Beyond Soccer

Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Feeney 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: FY2019-S4-770

ECO 770

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: FY2019-S4-771

ECO 771

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 further 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: FY2019-S4-776

ECO 776

Workforce Training for Ex-Offenders

Messrs. Barrett, Lewis, Eldridge and Brownsberger, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Moore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0150, by striking out the figure “$150,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-777

ECO 777

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

Messrs. Boncore, Brady, Lewis, Eldridge and Brownsberger, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Cyr, Ross, Moore and Barrett, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Keenan and Welch, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. DiDomenico, Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9024, by inserting, after the words “that the department may impose certain obligations for each participant in the Massachusetts rental voucher program through a 12-month contract which shall be executed by the participant and the department; provided further, that such obligations,” removing the word “shall” and inserting in place thereof, “may”; and inserting after the words “that the report shall comply with state and federal privacy standards;” the following:-

“ provided further that the department approved monthly rent levels for mobile vouchers issued or leased after July 1, 2018, shall not be less than the current area-wide fair market rent based on unit size as established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; provided however, that the rent level must be determined to be reasonable by the administering agency; provided further that for mobile vouchers currently leased, the new rent level shall not begin until the anniversary date of the lease; and provided further, that the Administration shall begin distributing any newly funded vouchers on or before August 1, 2018” and striking the number $97,469,569 and inserting in place thereof, $120,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-778

ECO 778

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:-

"; provided further, that not less than $15,000 be expended for MetroFest";

and in said item by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$863,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-778-R1

Redraft ECO 778

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:-

"; provided further, that not less than $15,000 be expended for MetroFest; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership, Inc.";

and in said item by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$963,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-779

ECO 779

Memorial Hall in the City of Melrose

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the restoration Memorial Hall in the city of Melrose”; and In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$948,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-781

ECO 781

Pettengill House

Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Pettengill House, Inc. in the Towns of Salisbury and Amesbury"

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$878,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-782

ECO 782

Early College

Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. Tarr and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following words: “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Early College Program administered by Northern Essex Community College”; and

In said section 2, in said item 4510-0110, by striking out the figure "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$948,176".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-782-R1

Redraft ECO 782

Early College

Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. Tarr and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Early College Program administered by Northern Essex Community College”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$948,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-783

ECO 783

Shelter Services in Haverhill

Ms. O'Connor Ives and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following words: “provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended as enhanced funding for Mitch’s Place shelter, a program of Emmaus, Inc .of Haverhill”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7004-0102, by striking out the figure "$46,180,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$46,245,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-784

ECO 784

Methuen School Safety Improvements

Ms. O'Connor Ives and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $59,500 shall be expended for the installation of a fence at the Tenney School playground in the City of Methuen, an intercom system at the Tenney School in the City of Methuen, a security checkpoint at the main entrance of the High School in the City of Methuen and 4 cameras at each of the elementary and middle schools in the City of Methuen””; and

In said section 2, in said item __, by striking out the figure "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$907,676".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-785-R1

Redraft ECO 785

Signage and Wayfinding in the City of Amesbury

Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for signage and wayfinding for the economic development and revitalization in the city of Amesbury”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$873,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-785

ECO 785

Signage and Wayfinding in the City of Amesbury

Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words: “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for signage and wayfinding for the economic development and revitalization in the City of Amesbury”; and

 

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$898,176"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-786

ECO 786

Merrimac Park Improvements

Ms. O'Connor Ives moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, [Amendment Text]

by adding the following:"provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for ADA compliant improvements to the Stevens Field Playground in the Town of Merrimac", and

 

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure "$848,176" and inserting thereof the following figure:- "$863,176".

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-787

ECO 787

Haverhill Fire Department

Ms. O'Connor Ives and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for uniforms at the Haverhill Fire Department"; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$858,176".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-788-R1

Redraft ECO 788

Concrete Foundation Testing Reimbursement Program

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Lesser, Welch and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0142, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for a reimbursement program, managed by the division of professional licensure, to provide for the costs associated with the implementation of testing for the presence of pyrrhotite in the foundation of homes built on or after 1983 located within the commonwealth within a 20 mile radius of J.J Mottes Concrete Company, located in Stafford Springs, Connecticut; provided further, that said reimbursements shall be made at a rate of 100 per cent  for visual testing conducted by a licensed professional engineer up to $400 and a rate of 75 per cent for the testing of two core samples up to $5,000”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7006-0142, by striking out the figure “$14,007,504” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- “$14,057,504”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-788

ECO 788

Concrete Foundation Testing Reimbursement Program

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Lesser, Welch and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0142, by adding the following words:- “provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided for a reimbursement program, managed by the division of professional licensure, of costs associated with the implementation of testing for the presence of pyrrhotite in the foundation of homes built on or after 1983 located within a 20 mile radius of J.J Mottes Concrete Company located in Stafford Springs, Connecticut, at a rate of 100 percent  for visual testing conducted by a licensed professional engineer up to $400 and a rate of 75 percent  for the testing of two core samples up to $5000.”; and in said section 2, in said item by striking out the figure "$14,007,504" and inserting in place thereof the following figure $14,107,504".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-789-R1

Redraft ECO 789

Health Care Worker Training

Messrs. DiDomenico, Brady, Lewis, Eldridge, Cyr, Collins, Moore, Pacheco, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7003-0607 the following item:-

“xxxx-xxxx  For the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund to deliver innovative worker training for eligible health care workers that will better the lives of health care workers, reduce costs and improve the quality of health care provided by MassHealth personal care attendants and provided at nursing homes, community health centers, hospitals and health systems......$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-789

ECO 789

Health Care Worker Training

Messrs. DiDomenico, Brady, Lewis, Eldridge, Cyr, Collins, Moore, Pacheco, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7003-0607 the following item:-

“xxxx-xxxx  For the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund in order to deliver innovative worker training for eligible health care workers that will better the lives of health care workers, reduce costs, and improve the quality of health care provided by MassHealth personal care attendants, and that are provided at nursing homes, community health centers, hospitals, and health systems; ......$200,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-790

ECO 790

Promoting Employee Ownership

Messrs. Cyr and DiDomenico, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Moore, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- “; 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 section 2, in said item 7002-0010, by striking out the figures “$2,147,026” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$2,297,026”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-790-R1

Redraft ECO 790

Promoting Employee Ownership

Messrs. Cyr and DiDomenico, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Moore, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 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 section 2, in said item 7002-0010, by striking out the figure “$2,147,026” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$2,197,026”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-791

ECO 791

Tenancy Preservation Program

Messrs. Cyr, Welch, DiDomenico and Barrett, Ms. Friedman, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Keenan and Lewis, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Brady, Eldridge, O'Connor and Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-3045, by striking out the figure “$750,000“ and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,300,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-792

ECO 792

Learn to Earn

Messrs. Lewis and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-1080, by striking out, in line 7, the words “not less than $750,000 shall” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “funds may”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-793

ECO 793

Malden ArtLine

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the Artline in the city of Malden”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$873,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-793-R1

Redraft ECO 793

Malden ArtLine

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended to Malden Arts for the ArtLine in the city of Malden”; and In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$873,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-794-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 794

Housing Families, Inc

Mr. Lewis, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. O'Connor and DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Housing Families, Inc., in the city of Malden to provide educational support programming to homeless children through the GREAT youth and families program”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,839,414”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-794

ECO 794

Housing Families, Inc

Mr. Lewis, Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0100, by adding the following words:- “provided that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Housing Families, Inc. in the city of Malden for providing educational support programming for homeless children through the GREAT Youth and Families Program.”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7004-0100, by striking out the figure “$5,367,719” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,467,719”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-794-R1

Redraft ECO 794

Housing Families, Inc

Mr. Lewis, Ms. O'Connor Ives and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Housing Families, Inc., in the city of Malden to provide educational support programming to homeless children through the GREAT youth and families program”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$5,367,719” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,467,719”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-796

ECO 796

Small Business Technical Assistance

Messrs. Cyr, DiDomenico and Hinds, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge, Moore, Fattman and Welch, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Collins, Tran, O'Connor and Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by striking out the figure "$1,250,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-796-R1

Redraft ECO 796

Small Business Technical Assistance

Messrs. Cyr, DiDomenico and Hinds, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge, Moore, Fattman and Welch, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Collins, Tran, O'Connor and Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by striking out the figure "$1,250,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-797

ECO 797

Economic Mobility & Stability Program

Messrs. Eldridge and Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following sections:-

SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; there is hereby established a special commission to study data related to programs that provide joint support for stable housing and to increase economic self-sufficiency, various program components, program outcomes including changes in earned income, education, and state and federally funded services, and the feedback of participants and those not enrolled in programs, for the purpose of producing a report with recommendations for an economic mobility and financial stability program for families and individuals with extremely low incomes, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, that can be offered across the Commonwealth. The commission shall examine the impact of cliff effects on households with low incomes and determine ways to adjust assistance in response to changes in income, including automatic adjustments tied to minimum wage increases.

SECTION XX. The commission shall be chaired by the House and Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities. The commission shall consist of, but not limited to, the following members or their designees:

(a) The secretary of education; the secretary of the department of labor and workforce development; the undersecretary of the department of housing and community development; the commissioner of the department of transitional assistance; the president of the senate; the speaker of the house of representatives; the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on housing;

(b) One representative of each of the following organizations: Abt Associates, Cambridge Housing Authority, Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, Compass Collaborative, CONNECT, Economic Mobility Pathways, Homes for Families, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Organizations, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants, Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, MIDAS Collaborative, Regional Housing Network of Massachusetts, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the University of Massachusetts Center for Social Policy.

SECTION XX. The commission shall file a report of its findings and recommendations together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry out the recommendations, with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on housing, and the house and senate committees on ways and means within 6 months of the passage of this act.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-797-R1

Redraft ECO 797

Economic Mobility & Stability Program

Messrs. Eldridge and Lewis, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following sections:-

SECTION XX.  There is hereby established a special commission to study data related to programs that provide joint support for stable housing and to increase economic self-sufficiency. The commission will examine various program components, program outcomes including changes in earned income, education, and state and federally funded services, and the feedback of participants and those not enrolled in programs, for the purpose of producing a report with recommendations for criteria for economic mobility and financial stability programs for families and individuals with extremely low incomes, as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, that can be offered across the commonwealth. The commission shall examine the impacts of ineligibility for benefits and programs due to minor income increases on households with low incomes and determine ways to adjust assistance in response to changes in income, including automatic adjustments tied to minimum wage increases.

SECTION XX. The commission shall consist of the following members or their designees:

(a) The chairs of the joint committee on children, families, and persons with disabilities, who shall serve as co-chairs; the secretary of administration and finance; the secretary of education; the secretary of labor and workforce development; the undersecretary of the department of housing and community development; the commissioner of the department of transitional assistance; the president of the senate; the senate minority leader; the speaker of the house of representatives; the minority leader of the house of representatives; the chairs of the joint committee on housing; and the chairs of the joint committee on labor and workforce development.

(b) One representative of each of the following organizations: Abt Associates, Cambridge Housing Authority, Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, Citizens’ Housing and Planning Association, Compass Collaborative, CONNECT, Economic Mobility Pathways, Father Bill’s & Mainspring, Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority, Homes for Families, Housing Assistance Corporation, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Massachusetts Chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Organizations, Massachusetts Association for Community Action, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Massachusetts Union of Public Housing Tenants, Metro Housing Boston, MIDAS Collaborative, Regional Housing Network of Massachusetts, United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, the University of Massachusetts Center for Social Policy, and Way Finders.

SECTION XX. The commission shall report its findings and recommendations together with drafts of legislation necessary to carry out the recommendations to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, the joint committee on housing, and the senate and house committees on ways and means no later than December 31, 2018.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-798

ECO 798

Plimoth Plantation Wampanoag Homesite

Messrs. deMacedo and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that no less than $25,000 shall be expended for Plimoth Plantation”; and

in said item, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$873,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-800

ECO 800

Fall River Fire Museum

Mr. Rodrigues 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 $30,000 shall be expended for the one time restoration of the Fall River Fire Museum.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-801

ECO 801

Small Business Matching Grant Program

Messrs. Cyr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item XXXX-XXXX, by inserting after item 7007-0952 the following item:-

“xxxx-xxxx For grants to small businesses to increase export sales of goods manufactured in the commonwealth; provided, that all such grants shall be matched by federal funding provided under the State Trade and Export Promotion grant program or similar federal program………………… $200,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-803

ECO 803

Leduc Center for Civic Engagement

Mr. Rodrigues moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by inserting at the end thereof:- "provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to the Leduc Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth for transportation costs related to the America Reads/Counts program"; and in said item by striking the figure "$1,400,000" and inserting in place the following figure "$1,480,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-804-R1

Redraft ECO 804

Craig's Doors

Mr. Humason, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Hinds, Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for Craig's Doors – A Home Association, Inc., in the town of Amherst”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,914,414”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-804

ECO 804

Craig's Doors

Mr. Humason, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Hinds, Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0102, by inserting the following:-

"; provided further, that not less than $210,000 shall be expended for Craig's Doors – A Home Association, Inc. in the town of Amherst"

and in said item by striking the figures "$46,180,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$46,390,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-805

ECO 805

Tourism Promotion and Marketing

Messrs. Cyr, Hinds, Eldridge, Brownsberger, Boncore, Crighton and deMacedo, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Tarr, DiDomenico, Tran, Welch and Moore, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Montigny and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following section:-

SECTION X: Grants allocated to Regional Tourism Councils through the Tourism Trust Fund shall be distributed by September 1 of the fiscal year in which they are allocated.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-805-R1

Redraft ECO 805

Tourism Promotion and Marketing

Messrs. Cyr, Hinds, Eldridge, Brownsberger, Boncore, Crighton and deMacedo, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Tarr, DiDomenico, Tran, Welch and Moore, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Montigny and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 7 the following section:-

“SECTION 7A. Section 13T of chapter 23A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

(f) Funds allocated to regional tourism councils from the fund pursuant to clause (ii) of subsection (d) shall be distributed by September 1 of the fiscal year in which they are allocated.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-806

ECO 806

Springfield Museums Bilingual Programming

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the interactive bilingual operations of the Dr. Seuss Museum in the city of Springfield”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,048,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-806-R1

Redraft ECO 806

Springfield Museums Bilingual Programming

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the interactive bilingual operations of the Dr. Seuss Museum in the city of Springfield”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$948,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-807-R1

Redraft ECO 807

Revitalize CDC

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Revitalize Community Development Corporation in the city of Springfield" ; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,759,414”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-807

ECO 807

Revitalize CDC

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

In said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$2,369,399” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,469,399”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-808

ECO 808

It's West Springfield

Mr. Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “;provided, that not less than $10,000 be expended for It's West Springfield, Inc."; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$858,176”.

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-812

ECO 812

Across the Galaxy

Messrs. Humason and Welch 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 Galaxy Community Council in the city of Chicopee;"

and further in said item by striking the figure "$848,176" and inserting in place there of the figures "$898,176".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-812-R1

Redraft ECO 812

Across the Galaxy

Messrs. Humason and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:-  "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Galaxy Community Council, Inc. in the city of Chicopee; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expend for the two-hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the town of Southwick; And

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking the figure "$848,176" and inserting in place there of the following figure:- "$923,176".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-813

ECO 813

Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

Messrs. Welch, Lesser and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $100,000 be expended for 'Hoop Hall Assists - We Care ​T​he Game Giving Back​ to the Community​' to provide literacy, financial, character-building, anti-bullying and community outreach diversity programs, for youth and adults"; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900 by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$948,176”.

 

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-814

ECO 814

Western Massachusetts Opening Doors: An Action Framework to Prevent and End Homelessness

Messrs. Welch and Hinds, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Humason and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0102, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that  not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Pioneer Valley, on behalf of the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness, to facilitate regional coordination and to implement 'Western Massachusetts Opening Doors: An Action Framework to Prevent and End Homelessness'"; and

In said item 7004-0102, by striking out the figures "$46,180,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$46,305,000".

 

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-815-R1

Redraft ECO 815

Talk Read Succeed!

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Springfield Housing Authority’s Talk/Read/Succeed! program"; and

In said section 2 and in said item 7004-0099 by striking out the figure "$6,739,414" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$6,789,413".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-815

ECO 815

Talk Read Succeed!

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-3036, by adding the following words:- "; provided, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Springfield Housing Authority’s Talk/Read/Succeed! program"; and

In said section 2 and in said item 7004-3036 by striking out the figure "$3,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$3,150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-816

ECO 816

Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-3036, by adding the following words:- "; provided, that not less than $150,000 be expended for Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc."; and

In said said section 2, and said item 7004-3036 by striking out the figure “$3,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$315,000,000”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-816-R1

Redraft ECO 816

Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services

Messrs. Welch and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc."; and

in said said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$6,739,414” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,814,414”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-817

ECO 817

Association of Black Businesses and Professionals

Mr. Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Association of Black Business Professionals to promote and provide technical assistance to minority small businesses to advance advocacy, economic development and employment”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7002-0040, by striking out the figure “$1,250,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$1,450,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-818

ECO 818

Haitian American Business Expo / U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce Business and Employment Assistance

Messrs. Welch, Timilty and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by inserting after item 7003-1206  the following item:- "xxxx-xxxx For the Haitian American Business Expo / U.S. Haitian Chamber of Commerce for hiring staff to assist in its’ non-profit mission of assisting Haitian American businesses through technical and business plan assistance, technology services, and its platform showcasing Haitian American business services and employment opportunities in Massachusetts……………….......................$100,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-819

ECO 819

Minority Owned Economy of Scale Business Initiative

Messrs. Welch, Lesser, O'Connor and Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended by  inserting after section XXX the following section:-

"SECTION XYZ. Notwithstanding  any  general  or special law to the contrary,  Chapter 204. Chapter 255-E and Chapter 255-F of the General Laws, and whatever other General Laws shall be required,  shall be amended for the  purpose  maximizing the intent  of this section, the Division of Banks and  Division of Professional Licensure  shall,  beginning  in  fiscal year 2019 and with a planned  completion  by  the  end  of fiscal year 2024: plan, develop and implement strategies to achieve 'A Minority Owned Economy of Scale Business Initiative' to maximized the participation of  minority owned  real estate and financial services  professions into the Commonwealth of Massachusetts  Real  Estate and Financial Services Market,  Among  the goals of such strategies shall be to realize:  fifteen (15) Mortgage Lender and  Mortgage Broker Licensees, eight (8) State Bank Charters, and ten (10) Insurance /Carrier License approvals.  To aide in carrying out the intention  of this section both, the Division of Banks and the Division of Professional Licensure are herein authorized  to establish and development  working relationships and/or coordination with the Region 1, National Association of Real  Estate Brokers (NAREB), or other Appropriately  qualified organization.".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-820

ECO 820

Natural Disaster Relief

Mr. Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting after item 7008-0900 the following:- "XXXX-XXXX to the town of West Springfield to offset costs due to unforeseen and extraordinary expenses that the town incurred as a result from homelessness due to natural disasters…………$75,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-822

ECO 822

Southwick Quarter-millennial

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:-

"; provided further no less than $50,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the town of Southwick;"

and further in said item, by striking out the figures "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$898,176"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-822-R1

Redraft ECO 822

Southwick Quarter-millennial

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 9110-9002, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended equally between the councils on aging located in the municipalities of Agawam, Chicopee, Easthampton, Holyoke. Montgomery, Russell, Southampton, Southwick, Tolland and Westfield"; and

in said section 2, in said item 9110-9002, by striking out the figure "$15,700,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-  "$15,755,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-824

ECO 824

Section 15 licenses

Messrs. Boncore and Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended at the there of by adding the following new section:- "Section XX. Section 15 of Chapter 138, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence at the end of the section:- For purposes of this section, two or more licenses issued under this section sharing more than fifty percent common ownership are considered to be the same Licensee."

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-825

ECO 825

Global Entrepreneur in Residence Program

Messrs. Lesser and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-0040 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 non-immigrant visas the opportunity to remain in the commonwealth to pursue practical training in entrepreneurship ...................................................................................... $50,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-826

ECO 826

Billerica's Lexington and Glad Valley Project

Ms. Friedman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of the Lexington and Glad Valley project in the Town of Billerica.”

And, in said item, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$923,176”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-828

ECO 828

Good News Garage Transportation for Low-Income Families

Ms. Friedman and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4401-1000, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to Ascentria Care Alliance to provide transportation to low-income families through their Good News Garage Ready to Go Service.”

And, in said item, by striking out the figure “$14,264,226” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$14,414,226”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-829

ECO 829

Middlesex 3 Coalition Shuttle

Ms. Friedman and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; and provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the Middlesex 3 Coalition Transportation Management Association to operate and maintain transportation service vehicles between the City of Lowell and the Town of Burlington.”

And, in said item, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$973,176”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-830-R1

Redraft ECO 830

Prevailing Wage for Quasi-State Agency Employees

Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Keenan, Feeney, Eldridge, Lewis, Crighton, Cyr, Brady and Boncore, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Welch and DiDomenico, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Timilty, Collins, O'Connor, Pacheco, Hinds, Lesser and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 3, by inserting after section 25 the following section:-

“SECTION 25A. Section 27H of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- No agreement or contract providing for the cleaning and maintenance of public buildings or space rented by any state executive, legislative or judicial department, office, commission, board, bureau, institution, regional or independent authority, or any instrumentality thereof, shall be entered into or given unless the contract or agreement contains a stipulation requiring prescribed rates of wages, as determined by the commissioners, to be paid to the employees of the maintenance or cleaning contractor.”; and

in said section 27H of said chapter 149, by adding the following paragraph:-

Any solicitation by a state department, office, commission, institution or regional authority contracting for cleaning and maintenance for any building shall include: (i) a statement of required hours; (ii) a worksheet requiring a breakdown of the cost components of the hourly proposed rate, as developed by the executive office for administration and finance or its designee; and (iii) a provision for annual adjustments to the contract price to reflect increases to wage and benefits requirements as determined by the director of the department of labor standards.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-830

ECO 830

Prevailing Wage for Quasi-State Agency Employees

Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Keenan, Feeney, Eldridge, Lewis, Crighton, Cyr, Brady and Boncore, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Welch and DiDomenico, Ms. L'Italien, Messrs. Timilty, Collins, O'Connor, Pacheco, Hinds, Lesser and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 3, by adding the following sections:-

“SECTION XX. Chapter 7 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 22O the following new section:-

Section 22P. Any state executive, legislative or judicial department, office, commission, board, bureau, institution, regional or independent authority, or any instrumentality thereof contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services in any buildings shall abide by section 27H of chapter 149 and any rules promulgated thereunder. Any procurement bid or offer with the operational services division or any other state procurement agent that does not follow the requirements under this section and any rules promulgated under this section is a non-responsive bid or offer. Any contract entered into by any department, office, commission, institution or regional authority, after the effective date of this section, shall be void if it is not in compliance with this section and section 27H of chapter 149. Any solicitation by a state department, office, commission, institution or regional authority contracting for cleaning, maintenance or security guard services in any building shall include: (1) a statement of required hours; (2) a worksheet requiring a breakdown of the cost components of the hourly proposed rate as developed by the executive office for administration and finance or its designee; and (3) a provision for annual adjustments to the contract price to reflect increases to wage and benefits requirements as determined by the director of the department of labor standards.

SECTION XX. Section 27H of chapter 149 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 1 and 2, the words “the cleaning and maintenance of” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- cleaning, maintenance or security guard services in

SECTION XX. Said section 27H is hereby further amended by inserting, after the word “maintenance”, in line 6, the following words:- , security guard”

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-831

ECO 831

Use of Workforce Training Fund to Support Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund

Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Lewis and Timilty, Ms. L'Italien and Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 3, by adding the following sections:-

“SECTION XX. Subsection (b) of section 2RR of chapter 29 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

(3) To provide grants for pipeline training for unemployed persons by an employer with a job vacancy; provided, however, that the director shall not allocate more than 5 per cent of the annual capitalization of the fund to provide for such grants. In determining grant recipients, the director shall contract with the Commonwealth Corporation to distribute the grants in a need based, competitive process in accordance with the rules and parameters outlined in section 2WWW. The grants shall be performance based and 50 per cent funded upon enrollment in the program, with the balance to be paid contingent upon job placement and retention outcomes that demonstrate placement of a participant in a training-related position requiring not less than 30 hours per week for not less than 2 months.  To further support pipeline training and to match the substantial contributions made from employers to the fund, the commonwealth shall match, subject to appropriation, money used for grants pursuant to this paragraph.

SECTION XX. Section 2WWW of said chapter 29 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “$500,000.”, in line 38, the following sentence:- These grants shall be known as the “Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce Success” grants.

SECTION XX. Section 14L of chapter 151A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

(c) Annually, not later than March 1, the commissioner shall file a report with the joint committee on labor and workforce development and the senate and house committees on ways and means concerning the collection of the workforce training contributions, pursuant to subsection (a), during the calendar year ending on the preceding December 31.  The report shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: (i) the amount collected in each quarter and the total amount collected for the year; (ii) the total number of employers that contributed to the fund and the total number of employees employed by that group of employers; and (iii) the contribution rate, to the extent it differs from 0.056 per cent.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-832

ECO 832

Randolph Economic Development

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- "provided further that $100,000 be expended for the Town of Randolph to conduct an Urban Renewal Plan for Crawford Square': and in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900 by striking out the figure "848,176" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "948,176".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-836

ECO 836

Leadership Pioneer Valley

Messrs. Lesser and Welch and Ms. Gobi 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 $75,000 shall be expended for Leadership Pioneer Valley Inc.'s regional leadership development program"; and

In said section 2, in said item 7003-0100, by striking out the figure "$743,578" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$818,578".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-837

ECO 837

Milford Economic Development

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 $150,000 shall be expended for economic development projects to revitalize the downtown area in the town of Milford”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$998,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-838

ECO 838

Historic Fino Field in Milford

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 be expended for improvements to the Fino Field pool in Milford”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “898,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-839

ECO 839

Samuel Slater Museum in Webster

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 construction and implementation of the Samuel Slater Museum in the town of Webster”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$873,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-840

ECO 840

Valley Venture Mentors

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for Valley Venture Mentors in the city of Springfield"; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure "$848,176" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$948,176".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-841

ECO 841

East Forest Park Library

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7000-9501, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for East Forest Park Library in the city of Springfield"; and

In said section 2, in said item 7000-9501, by striking out the figure "$9,362,700" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$9,512,700".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-841-R1

Redraft ECO 841

East Forest Park Library

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the East Forest Park Library in the city of Springfield”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$923,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-842-R1

Redraft ECO 842

Microlending

Messrs. Pacheco, Lesser, Eldridge, Welch, Cyr, O'Connor and Tran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after line item 7007-0800, the following new item:

“7007-0801 For microlending grants which shall be issued to established United States Treasury-certified  community development financial institutions that leverage a dollar for dollar federal match and United States Small Business Administration microlenders 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 Massachusetts office of business development shall file an annual report with the senate and house committees on ways and means identifying: (i) the United States Treasury-certified community development financial institutions receiving grant issuances; (ii) the names and loan amounts of each business receiving grant funds from the lending institution; (iii) the federal dollar match received as a result of making the loan; (iv) the number of jobs created through the business loans; and (v) the number of failed loans …………………... $200,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-842

ECO 842

Microlending

Messrs. Pacheco, Lesser, Eldridge, Welch, Cyr, O'Connor, Tran and DiDomenico 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: FY2019-S4-843

ECO 843

Precision Manufacturing Training Program

Messrs. Lesser and Welch, Ms. Gobi, Mr. O'Connor and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0020, by striking out the figure "$2,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$3,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-844

ECO 844

Spirit of Springfield

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

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$948,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-845

ECO 845

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program – Increasing Participant Choices

Messrs. Tarr, Humason, Ross, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9024, by striking out the words “at least 30 per cent, but not more than 40 per cent, of its income as rent” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-  "at least 30 per cent of its income as rent, but not more than 40 per cent of its income as rent at initial occupancy; provided further, that following initial occupancy, a household may, but shall not be required to, pay more than 40 per cent of its income as rent in order to maintain occupancy of a particular housing unit where the rent exceeds the department-approved monthly rent.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-846

ECO 846

Franklin and Hampshire Middle Skills Manufacturing initiative

Messrs. Lesser and Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0020, by adding the following words:- "; provided, that not less than $210,000 shall be expended for the Middle Skills Manufacturing Initiative in Hampshire and Franklin counties"; and

In said section 2, in said item 7002-0020, by striking out the figure "$2,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,710,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-846-R1

Redraft ECO 846

Franklin and Hampshire Middle Skills Manufacturing initiative

Messrs. Lesser, Humason, Welch and Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0020, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Middle Skills Manufacturing Initiative in Hampshire and Franklin counties"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7002-0020, by striking out the figure "$2,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,600,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-847

ECO 847

Manufacturing College

Mr. Lesser, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Welch and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-0020 the following item:

"7002-0030 For the development of post-secondary vocational institutes in collaboration with vocational-technical high schools, community colleges, universities, and employers, focused on manufacturing and other priority industries as determined by the Workforce Skills Cabinet…………………………….$1,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-851

ECO 851

Citizen Planner Training Collaborative

Ms. O'Connor Ives, Mr. Lewis, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. O'Connor and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding at the end thereof the following words:- “provided further, not less than $200,000 prior appropriation continued for the Citizen Planner Training Collaborative as an up-front lump sum payment”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-852

ECO 852

Zoo at Springfield Forest Park

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0952, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Zoo at Forest Park in the city of Springfield;” and

In said section 2, in said item 7007-0952, by striking out the figure “$4,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$4,150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-852-R1

Redraft ECO 852

Zoo at Springfield Forest Park

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0952, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Zoo at Forest Park in the city of Springfield”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7007-0952, by striking out the figure “$4,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,075,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-853

ECO 853

Regional Tourist Councils Gaming Promotion

Messrs. Lesser, Boncore, Crighton, DiDomenico and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7008-0900 the following item:-

"7008-1000 For assistance to regional tourist councils under section 14 of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided that $500,000 shall be allocated from gaming revenue funds deposited into the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund, pursuant to subsection (b) of section 13T of chapter 23A of the general laws, to the regional tourist councils located in the  regions in which gaming establishments licensed in accordance with chapter 23K are located; and provided further that these funds shall be matched by private organizations on a three-to-one basis...................................$500,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-854

ECO 854

Quincy 400th Anniversary Commemoration

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:-“; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the commemoration of the city of Quincy’s 400th anniversary”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$898,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-854-R1

Redraft ECO 854

Quincy 400th Anniversary Commemoration

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:-“; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the city of Quincy for the commemoration of the city’s 400th anniversary”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$878,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-855

ECO 855

Leverett Crafts and Arts Building

Messrs. Hinds, Lesser and Humason, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Leverett for rehabilitation of the Leverett Crafts and Arts Building”; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$948,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-856

ECO 856

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Messrs. Hinds, Cyr, Lesser, Barrett, Lewis, Rodrigues and Eldridge, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Crighton, deMacedo and Moore, Ms. Creem, Messrs. DiDomenico, Humason, Welch and Brownsberger, Ms. L'Italien, Mr. Tarr, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Montigny, Boncore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0640-0300, by striking out the figures “$14,034,982” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$17,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-856-R1

Redraft ECO 856

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Messrs. Hinds, Cyr, Lesser, Barrett, Lewis, Rodrigues and Eldridge, Ms. Friedman, Messrs. Crighton, deMacedo and Moore, Ms. Creem, Messrs. DiDomenico, Humason, Welch and Brownsberger, Ms. L'Italien, Mr. Tarr, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Montigny, Boncore and O'Connor and Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0640-0300, by striking out the figure “$14,034,982” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$16,034,982”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-861

ECO 861

Culinary, Hospitality, and Apprenticeship Training Programs

Messrs. Lesser, Welch and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2E, in item 1595-1075, by adding the following words:- "provided further that $1,000,000 shall be used for culinary and hospitality-related training or apprenticeship programs in counties where a category one gaming license has been awarded, pursuant to Chapter 23K of the general laws".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-862

ECO 862

Town of Adams Centennial Celebration of the 19th Amendment

Mr. Hinds 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 town of Adams, the birthplace of Susan B. Anthony, for the town’s centennial celebration of the 19th amendment”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-863

ECO 863

Highway Visitors Information Centers

Messrs. Hinds, Eldridge, Brownsberger, Boncore, Crighton and Moore, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Tarr, DiDomenico, Tran and Welch, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. O'Connor and Cyr 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 $500,000 shall be expended for the 11 Massachusetts visitor information centers”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-864

ECO 864

Regional Tourism Councils

Messrs. Hinds, Eldridge, Brownsberger, Boncore, Crighton, deMacedo and Moore, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Humason, DiDomenico, Tran and Welch, Ms. O'Connor Ives, Messrs. Tarr, Lesser and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after line item 7008-0900, the following item:- “7008-1001 For the assistance to regional tourism councils for marketing and promotion of visitation and tourism……..$4,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-865

ECO 865

Forge Beach Playground

Mr. Eldridge and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by inserting after the word "parks” the following:

"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Westford for the construction and installation of a new playground and other improvements at Forge Beach in the town of Westford, under the care and control of the town of Westford”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-867

ECO 867

Norman E. Day School Playground

Mr. Eldridge and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-0005, by adding the following:

", provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Westford for the construction, renovation and upgrade of a new playground at the Norman E. Day Elementary School in the town of Westford".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-868

ECO 868

Accessibility Improvements in the Town of Braintree

Messrs. Keenan and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:-“; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for accessibility improvements in the Town of Braintree”; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$898,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-869

ECO 869

One Stop Careers

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0803, by striking the figure "$3,722,774" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$5,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-870

ECO 870

Daily Fantasy Sports

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended [Amendment Text]

SECTION X. A registered game operator shall pay a tax of 12.5 per cent  on gross revenue.  Taxes imposed under this section shall be remitted to the department of revenue quarterly by the registered game operator.

SECTION X. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the July 31, 2018 sunset date provided for in section 135 of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016 shall be repealed upon the effective date of section X.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-870-R1

Redraft ECO 870

Daily Fantasy Sports

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

“SECTION XX.   The General Laws are hereby amended by inserting after chapter 23K the following chapter:-

CHAPTER 23X

SECTION 1: The general laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after chapter 23M, the following chapter: -

Chapter 23N: Regulation of Daily Fantasy Sports

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

(a)“Commission”, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission established under chapter 23K of the general laws.

(b)“Daily Fantasy Sports” or “DFS”, an online or internet contest in which (i) the offer or award of a monetary prize or prize of valuable consideration is connected to the statistical performance or finishing position of more than 1 person participating in the underlying professional sports competition, but does not include the offering or awarding of a prize to the winner of or participant in the underlying competition itself; and (ii) no winning outcome is based on the score, point spread, or any performance or performances of any single actual team or combination of teams or solely on a single performance of an individual athlete or player in a single actual event; provided, however, that DFS shall not include a contest which encompasses an entire season of the activity in which the underlying competition is being conducted, consists of at least 150 underlying competitions, and the prize or prizes awarded, if any, are determined by agreement of the participants only in order to distribute fully the participants’ contributions to a fund established to award a prize or prizes for the contest.

(c)“Game Operator”, a person or entity that offers DFS to a game participant.

(d)“Game Participant”, a person who or an entity that participates in a DFS contest offered by a game operator.

(e)“Gross Revenue” or “Gross Gaming Revenue”, the total of all sums actually received by a game operator less the total of all sums paid out as winnings to game participants; provided, however, that the total of all sums paid out as winnings to game participants shall not include the cash equivalent value of any merchandise or other non-currency thing of value included in a jackpot or payout; provided further, that the issuance to or wagering by game participants of any promotional credit shall not be included for the purposes of determining gross revenue.

(f)“Prize”, anything of monetary value, including but not limited to money, game credits, merchandise, or admission to another game or contest in which a prize may be awarded.

Section 2. (a) A game operator shall not offer DFS unless registered with the commission.

(b)The registration application shall include: (i) the name and principal address of the applicant; (ii) the form of the applicant’s organization, including the place and date of incorporation, and, if a foreign corporation, whether the applicant is qualified to do business in the commonwealth; (iii) the names and addresses of each officer, director, partner, and trustee of the applicant; (iv) the names and addresses of each principal stockholder or member of such corporation of the applicant; (v) the addresses of all offices of the applicant in the commonwealth; (vi) the name and address of the designated agent for process in the commonwealth; (vii) evidence acceptable to the commission that the operator has established and will implement processes and procedures that satisfy all regulations promulgated by the attorney general and the commission related to DFS; (viii) a list and description of all DFS online games offered; and (ix) any additional information the commission deems necessary to ensure compliance with the provisions of this chapter.

(c)Every registration shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable, initial application fee set by the commission, equal to the lesser of $50,000 or one and one-half percent of the gross revenue generated by the registrant in the previous calendar year; provided that if such registrant did not generate any gross revenue in the preceding year, such registrant shall be required to pay an initial registration of $25,000.

(d)The commission shall ensure an applicant has a system in place to fully comply with this chapter and any regulations promulgated by the attorney general.  (e)The commission shall issue a decision on registration not more than 90 days from receipt of a completed application.  If registration is denied, the commission shall provide the operator with the justification for not issuing registration.  Applicants may operate during an application period unless the commission or the attorney general has reason to believe that the operator is in violation of this chapter or regulations promulgated by the attorney general related to DFS.

(f)Registered DFS operators shall pay an annual renewal fee of $15,000.

Section 3. (a)No game operator shall offer a DFS content unless registered under section 2. A registered game operator shall:

(i) ensure fairness in game play;

(ii) prohibit misleading information about winning;

(iii) prominently display, prior to allowing a person to register as a game participant for the game operator, the percent of gross revenue retained by the game operator in the previous calendar year;

(iii) prohibit marketing efforts that encourage excessive play;

(iv)  prominently display messages about responsible gaming;

(iv) control for any apparent conflict of interest;

(v) prevent the misuse of insider information and unfair advantages by an individual or group of individuals;

(vi) ensure data and transactional security; and

(vii) safeguarding segregation of player funds, financial guarantees, responsive customer service, limitations on deposits, and secured transactions.

(b)The registered game operator, or an employee or agent thereof, shall at all times follow all regulations promulgated by the commission and by the attorney general relative to DFS.

Section 4. (a) A DFS contest shall:

(i) require the use of geolocation technology by a game participant to verify that no player is located outside Massachusetts;

(ii) require that a game participant be at least 21 years of age;

(iii) (A) prominently display, prior to  entrance into a DFS contest, the value of all prizes and awards offered to a winning game participant; or (B) if the DFS contest is limited to 25 or less game participants and the entry fee is not more than $20 per game participant, prominently display, prior to entrance into the DFS contest, the value of all prizes and awards offered to a winning game participant if 25 game participants enter the contest, and the percentage of the payout in prizes and awards to each winning participant if less than 25 game participants enter the contest;

(iv) prominently display, prior to entrance into a DFS contest,  the percent of gross revenue retained by the game operator for the contest;

Section 6. (a) The commission shall audit, as often as the commission determines necessary, but not less than annually, the accounts, programs, activities, and functions of all registered game operators.

(b)To conduct the audit, authorized officers and employees of the commission shall have access to such accounts at reasonable times, and the commission may require the production of books, documents, vouchers and other records relating to any matter within the scope of the audit, except tax returns. The superior court shall have jurisdiction to enforce the production of records that the commission requires to be produced under this section, and the court shall order the production of all such records within the scope of any such audit.

(c)All audits shall be conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. In any audit report of the accounts, funds, programs, activities and functions of a game operator issued by the commission containing adverse or critical audit results, the commission may require a response, in writing, to the audit results. The response shall be forwarded to the commission within 15 business days of notification by the commission.

(d)On or before April 1 of each year, the commission shall submit a report to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the chairs of the senate and house and committees on ways and means. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of audits performed under this section, (ii) a summary of the findings of the audits, and (iii) the cost of each audit.

Section 7. (a)A registered game operator shall pay a tax of 12.5 per cent gross revenue.  Taxes imposed under this section shall be remitted to the department of revenue quarterly by the registered game operator.

Section 8. (a)A game operator, or an employee or agent thereof, who violates any provision of this chapter is subject to a civil penalty not to exceed two thousand dollars for each violation, which may be recovered in a civil action brought by the commission or the attorney general. The penalty may be assessed whether or not the violation was willful. In determining the amount of the civil penalty, the commission or the attorney general shall consider: (i) the nature of the violation; (ii) the length of time the violation occurred; (iii) the risk to the public and to the integrity of operations created by the conduct of the person; (iv) the seriousness of the conduct of the person; (v) any justification or excuse for such conduct by the person; (vi) the prior history of the particular person involved; (vii) any corrective action taken by the person to prevent future misconduct; and (viii) other relevant factors.

(b)A game operator, or an employee or agent thereof, who willfully provides false or misleading information shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed ten thousand dollars for each violation.

(c)In addition to collecting any civil penalties recoverable under this chapter or any other general or special law, the commission or the attorney general may bring an action in the superior court to restrain, prevent or enjoin any conduct prohibited by this chapter or to compel action to comply immediately and fully with any order issued by the commission or the attorney general. Except in cases of emergency where, in the opinion of the court, immediate abatement of the unlawful conduct is required to protect the public interest, the court may fix a reasonable time during which the person responsible for the unlawful conduct may abate and correct the violation. The expense of the proceeding shall be recoverable from the subject of the proceeding.

(d)The commission or the attorney general shall issue an order to cease and desist any activity if the commission or attorney general finds that a registered operator has engaged in or is about to engage in an act or practice that constitutes a violation of this chapter or unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices. The commission or the attorney general may take such affirmative action to effectuate the order.

Section 8.  The commission shall promulgate regulations to implement this chapter.

and by adding the following section:

Section 9. There shall be a special commission to conduct a comprehensive study and offer proposed legislation relative to the regulation of online sports betting. The commission shall convene by August 15, 2018, and shall review all aspects of online sports betting including, but not limited to: economic development, consumer protection, taxation, legal and regulatory structures, burdens and benefits to the commonwealth and any other factors the commission deems relevant. The commission shall consist of: 1 person who shall be jointly appointed by the president of the senate, and the speaker of the house, who shall serve as chair; 2 people who shall be appointed by the governor who shall have industry expertise in online gaming and sports betting; 1 person who shall be appointed by the Massachusetts gaming commission; 2 people who shall be appointed by the president of the senate; 1 person who shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 2 people who shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; and 1 person who shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; 1 person who shall be appointed by the Attorney General; and 1 person who shall be appointed by the Treasurer.  The commission shall submit recommendations for legislation with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives not later than December 31, 2018.

SECTION X.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the July 31, 2018 sunset date provided for in section 135 of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016 shall be repealed upon the effective date of section 1.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-870-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 870

Daily Fantasy Sports

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

“SECTION 8A. The General Laws are hereby amended by inserting after chapter 23M the following chapter:-

CHAPTER 23N.

REGULATION OF DAILY FANTASY SPORTS.

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

“Commission”, the Massachusetts gaming commission established under chapter 23K.

“Daily fantasy sports”, an online or internet contest in which: (i) the offer or award of a monetary prize or prize of valuable consideration is connected to the statistical performance or finishing position of more than 1 person participating in the underlying professional sports competition, but does not include the offering or awarding of a prize to the winner of or participant in the underlying competition itself; and (ii) no winning outcome is based on the score, point spread or a performance of a single actual team or combination of teams or solely on a single performance of an individual athlete or player in a single actual event; provided, however, that daily fantasy sports shall not include a contest that encompasses an entire season of the activity in which the underlying competition is being conducted, consists of not less than 150 underlying competitions and the prize awarded, if any, is determined by agreement of the participants only in order to distribute fully the participants’ contributions to a fund established to award a prize for the contest.

“Game operator”, a person or entity that offers daily fantasy sports to a game participant.

“Game participant”, a person who or an entity that participates in a daily fantasy sports contest offered by a game operator.

“Gross revenue” or “Gross gaming revenue”, the total of all sums actually received by a game operator less the total of all sums paid out as winnings to game participants; provided, however, that the total of all sums paid out as winnings to game participants shall not include the cash equivalent value of any merchandise or other non-currency thing of value included in a jackpot or payout; provided further, that the issuance to or wagering by game participants of any promotional credit shall not be included for the purposes of determining gross revenue.

“Prize”, anything of monetary value including, but not limited to, money, game credits, merchandise or admission to another game or contest in which a prize may be awarded.

Section 2. (a) A game operator shall not offer daily fantasy sports unless registered with the commission.

(b) The registration application shall include: (i) the name and principal address of the applicant; (ii) the form of the applicant’s organization, including the place and date of incorporation and, if a foreign corporation, whether the applicant is qualified to do business in the commonwealth; (iii) the names and addresses of each officer, director, partner and trustee of the applicant; (iv) the names and addresses of each principal stockholder or member of such corporation of the applicant; (v) the addresses of all offices of the applicant in the commonwealth; (vi) the name and address of the designated agent for process in the commonwealth; (vii) evidence acceptable to the commission that the operator has established and will implement processes and procedures that satisfy all regulations promulgated by the attorney general and the commission related to daily fantasy sports; (viii) a list and description of all daily fantasy sports online games offered; and (ix) any additional information the commission deems necessary to ensure compliance with this chapter.

(c) Every registration shall be accompanied by a nonrefundable, initial application fee set by the commission, equal to the lesser of $50,000 or 1 and ½ per cent of the gross revenue generated by the registrant in the previous calendar year; provided, however, that if the registrant did not generate any gross revenue in the preceding year, the registrant shall be required to pay an initial registration of $25,000.

(d) The commission shall ensure an applicant has a system in place to fully comply with this chapter and any regulations promulgated by the attorney general.

(e) The commission shall issue a decision on registration not more than 90 days from receipt of a completed application.  If registration is denied, the commission shall provide the operator with the justification for not issuing registration. Applicants may operate during an application period unless the commission or the attorney general has reason to believe that the operator is in violation of this chapter or regulations promulgated by the attorney general related to daily fantasy sports.

(f) Registered daily fantasy sports operators shall pay an annual renewal fee of $15,000.

Section 3. (a) No game operator shall offer daily fantasy sports content unless registered under section 2. A registered game operator shall:

(i)ensure fairness in game play;

(ii)prohibit misleading information about winning;

(iii)prominently display, prior to allowing a person to register as a game participant for the game operator, the percent of gross revenue retained by the game operator in the previous calendar year;

(iv)prohibit marketing efforts that encourage excessive play;

(v)prominently display messages about responsible gaming;

(vi)control for any apparent conflict of interest;

(vii)prevent the misuse of insider information and unfair advantages by an individual or group of individuals;

(viii)ensure data and transactional security; and

(ix)safeguarding segregation of player funds, financial guarantees, responsive customer service, limitations on deposits and secured transactions.

(b) The registered game operator, or an employee or agent thereof, shall at all times follow all regulations promulgated by the commission and by the attorney general relative to daily fantasy sports.

Section 4. A daily fantasy sports contest shall:

(i)require the use of geolocation technology by a game participant to verify that no player is located outside of the commonwealth;

(ii)require that a game participant be not less than 21 years of age;

(iii)(A) prominently display, prior to entrance into a daily fantasy sports contest, the value of all prizes and awards offered to a winning game participant; or (B) if the daily fantasy sports contest is limited to not more than 25 game participants and the entry fee is not more than $20 per game participant, prominently display, prior to entrance into the daily fantasy sports contest, the value of all prizes and awards offered to a winning game participant if 25 game participants enter the contest and the percentage of the payout in prizes and awards to each winning participant if less than 25 game participants enter the contest; and

(iv)prominently display, prior to entrance into a daily fantasy sports contest,  the per cent of gross revenue retained by the game operator for the contest.

Section 5. (a) The commission shall audit the accounts, programs, activities and functions of all registered game operators as often as the commission determines necessary, but not less than annually.

(b) To conduct the audit, authorized officers and employees of the commission shall have access to such accounts at reasonable times and the commission may require the production of books, documents, vouchers and other records relating to any matter within the scope of the audit, except tax returns. The superior court shall have jurisdiction to enforce the production of records that the commission requires to be produced under this section and the court shall order the production of all such records within the scope of any such audit.

(c) All audits shall be conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards. In any audit report of the accounts, funds, programs, activities and functions of a game operator issued by the commission containing adverse or critical audit results, the commission may require a response, in writing, to the audit results. The response shall be forwarded to the commission not more than 15 business days after notification by the commission.

(d) Not later than April 1 of each year, the commission shall submit a report to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the senate and house and committees on ways and means. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of audits performed under this section, (ii) a summary of the findings of the audits, and (iii) the cost of each audit.

Section 7. (a) A registered game operator shall pay a tax of 12.5 per cent gross revenue.  Taxes imposed under this section shall be remitted to the department of revenue quarterly by the registered game operator.

Section 8. (a) A game operator, or an employee or agent thereof, who violates this chapter shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $2,000 for each violation, which may be recovered in a civil action brought by the commission or the attorney general. The penalty may be assessed whether or not the violation was willful. In determining the amount of the civil penalty, the commission or the attorney general shall consider: (i) the nature of the violation; (ii) the length of time the violation occurred; (iii) the risk to the public and to the integrity of operations created by the conduct of the person; (iv) the seriousness of the conduct of the person; (v) any justification or excuse for such conduct by the person; (vi) the prior history of the particular person involved; (vii) any corrective action taken by the person to prevent future misconduct; and (viii) other relevant factors.

(b) A game operator, or an employee or agent thereof, who willfully provides false or misleading information shall be subject to a civil penalty not to exceed $10,000 for each violation.

(c) In addition to collecting any civil penalties recoverable under this chapter or any other general or special law, the commission or the attorney general may bring an action in the superior court to restrain, prevent or enjoin any conduct prohibited by this chapter or to compel action to comply immediately and fully with any order issued by the commission or the attorney general. Except in cases of emergency where, in the opinion of the court, immediate abatement of the unlawful conduct is required to protect the public interest, the court may fix a reasonable time during which the person responsible for the unlawful conduct may abate and correct the violation. The expense of the proceeding shall be recoverable from the subject of the proceeding.

(d) The commission or the attorney general shall issue an order to cease and desist any activity if the commission or attorney general finds that a person is offering daily fantasy sports without a registration or a registered operator has engaged in or is about to engage in an act or practice that violates this chapter or constitutes an unfair method of competition or unfair or deceptive act or practice. The commission or the attorney general may take such affirmative action to effectuate the order.

Section 8. The commission shall promulgate regulations to implement this chapter.”; and

by inserting after section 56 the following section:-

“SECTION 56A. There shall be a special commission to conduct a comprehensive study and offer proposed legislation relative to the regulation of sports betting. The commission shall convene not later than August 15, 2018 and shall review all aspects of sports betting including, but not limited to: (i) economic development; (ii) consumer protection; (iii) taxation; (iv) legal and regulatory structures; (v) burdens and benefits to the commonwealth; and (vi) any other factors the commission deems relevant.

The commission shall consist of: 1 person who shall be jointly appointed by the president of the senate and the speaker of the house, who shall serve as chair; 2 people who shall be appointed by the governor who shall have industry expertise in gaming and sports betting; 1 person who shall be appointed by the Massachusetts gaming commission; 2 people who shall be appointed by the president of the senate; 1 person who shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 2 people who shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; 1 person who shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; 1 person who shall be appointed by the attorney general; and 1 person who shall be appointed by the state treasurer.

The commission shall submit recommendations for legislation with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives not later than December 31, 2018.”; and

by inserting after section 62 the following section:-

“SECTION 62A. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the July 31, 2018 sunset date provided for in section 135 of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016 shall be repealed upon the effective date of section 8A.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-871-R1

Redraft ECO 871

Blackstone Visitor Center in Worcester

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center in the City of Worcester”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-871

ECO 871

Blackstone Visitor Center in Worcester

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1300, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000.00 shall be expended for the operation of the Blackstone Visitor Center in the City of Worcester”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-871-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 871

Blackstone Visitor Center in Worcester

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center in the city of Worcester”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$848,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$898,176”.