Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-880

ENV 880

Lobster Processing

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

SECTION _. Section 77G of Chapter 94 as appearing in the 2016 official edition is hereby amended by striking in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-

Section 77G: Use of dead lobsters for food purposes

Section 77G. Whoever cooks, buys, sells, offers or exposes for sale, gives away, or knowingly delivers, transports, ships, or receives for food purposes any lobster, or any part thereof, which is uncooked and dead, or which was cooked after it was dead, shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred and fifty nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not less than ten nor more than sixty days, or both; provided, however, that it shall not be a violation of this section to cook, buy, sell, offer or expose for sale, give away or knowingly deliver, transport, ship or receive any lobster, or part thereof processed for food by a person who has been licensed or certified under this section, as hereinafter provided.

The department of public health may license any person to process within the commonwealth lobsters, or parts thereof in the shell of legal length for food by a method approved by it. The department shall from time to time adopt rules and regulations governing the processing of such lobsters or parts thereof and the sanitary conditions required for the establishment of a person licensed hereunder.

Each container of lobsters, processed by a method as herein provided shall bear a plainly marked label, which shall include the license number or name of the packer, and the date of the processing of said lobsters.

SECTION _. Section 44 of chapter 130 as appearing in the 2016 official edition is hereby amended by striking the third paragraph lines in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-880-R1

Redraft ENV 880

Lobster Processing

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

SECTION _. Section 77G of Chapter 94 as appearing in the 2016 official edition is hereby amended by striking in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-

Section 77G: Use of dead lobsters for food purposes

Section 77G. Whoever cooks, buys, sells, offers or exposes for sale, gives away, or knowingly delivers, transports, ships, or receives for food purposes any lobster, or any part thereof, which is uncooked and dead, or which was cooked after it was dead, shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred and fifty nor more than five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not less than ten nor more than sixty days, or both; provided, however, that it shall not be a violation of this section to cook, buy, sell, offer or expose for sale, give away or knowingly deliver, transport, ship or receive any lobster, or part thereof processed for food by a person who has been licensed or certified under this section, as hereinafter provided.

The department of public health may license any person to process within the commonwealth lobsters, or parts thereof in the shell of legal length for food by a method approved by it. The department shall from time to time adopt rules and regulations governing the processing of such lobsters or parts thereof and the sanitary conditions required for the establishment of a person licensed hereunder.

Each container of lobsters, processed by a method as herein provided shall bear a plainly marked label, which shall include the license number or name of the packer, and the date of the processing of said lobsters.

SECTION _. Section 44 of chapter 130 as appearing in the 2016 official edition is hereby amended by striking the third paragraph lines in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-881

ENV 881

Offshore Wind Energy Transmission

Messrs. Tarr, deMacedo and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _ the following section:-

SECTION _. Section 83B of chapter 169 of the Acts of 2008, as amended by chapter 188 of the acts of 2016, is hereby amended by adding after the definition of “Distribution company” the following definitions:-

“Expandable transmission”, a facility comprised of wires and substations that gathers power from one or more sources of offshore wind energy generation and delivers it to the regional wholesale power grid for distribution and can be expanded incrementally to deliver additional quantities of offshore wind energy generation.

“Expandable transmission developer”, a developer selected by the department of energy resources to permit, construct and operate an expandable transmission facility pursuant to subsection (k) of section 83C.

SECTION _. Section 83C is hereby amended by adding after subsection (j) the following subsection:-

(k) In order to provide for the reliable and efficient delivery of electric power from offshore wind energy generation, the department of energy resources, in consultation with the distribution companies and the attorney general, and not later than December 31, 2019, may competitively solicit proposals for expandable transmission that will deliver power produced by offshore wind energy generation located in federal offshore wind energy lease sites to the commonwealth.

A solicitation for expandable transmission proposals issued under this subsection may be coordinated and issued jointly with other New England states or entities designated by those states. Provided that reasonable proposals have been received, the department, in consultation with the distribution companies and the attorney general, shall select one of these proposals for delivery of said power.

A developer of an expandable transmission project selected according to this subsection shall apply to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to recover the costs of said project through an approved federal tariff.

A developer of an expandable transmission project selected under this subsection shall obtain all necessary permits and approvals for construction of the entire project within a timeframe determined by the department; provided, however, that said developer shall not construct any portion of said project until authorized and directed to do so by the department of energy resources and shall only construct that portion of the project needed to reliably and efficiently deliver power from wind energy generation produced under contracts approved by the department of energy resources and the department of public utilities pursuant to this section.

SECTION _. Section 83C is hereby further amended by striking (k) and replacing with the following:-

(l) Section 83C is hereby further amended by striking (l) and replacing with the following:-  m

Section 83C is hereby further amended by striking (m) and replacing with the following:-  (n)


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-881-R1

Redraft ENV 881

Offshore Wind Energy Transmission

Messrs. Tarr, deMacedo and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _ the following section:-

SECTION _. Section 83B of chapter 169 of the Acts of 2008, as amended by chapter 188 of the acts of 2016, is hereby amended by adding after the definition of “Distribution company” the following definitions:-

“Expandable transmission”, a facility comprised of wires and substations that gathers power from one or more sources of offshore wind energy generation and delivers it to the regional wholesale power grid for distribution and can be expanded incrementally to deliver additional quantities of offshore wind energy generation.

“Expandable transmission developer”, a developer selected by the department of energy resources to permit, construct and operate an expandable transmission facility pursuant to subsection (k) of section 83C.

SECTION _. Section 83C is hereby amended by adding after subsection (j) the following subsection:-

(k) In order to provide for the reliable and efficient delivery of electric power from offshore wind energy generation, the department of energy resources, in consultation with the distribution companies and the attorney general, and not later than December 31, 2020, may competitively solicit proposals for expandable transmission that will deliver power produced by offshore wind energy generation located in federal offshore wind energy lease sites to the commonwealth.

A solicitation for expandable transmission proposals issued under this subsection may be coordinated and issued jointly with other New England states or entities designated by those states. Provided that reasonable proposals have been received, the department, in consultation with the distribution companies and the attorney general, shall select one of these proposals for delivery of said power.

A developer of an expandable transmission project selected according to this subsection shall apply to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to recover the costs of said project through an approved federal tariff.

A developer of an expandable transmission project selected under this subsection shall obtain all necessary permits and approvals for construction of the entire project within a timeframe determined by the department; provided, however, that said developer shall not construct any portion of said project until authorized and directed to do so by the department of energy resources and shall only construct that portion of the project needed to reliably and efficiently deliver power from wind energy generation produced under contracts approved by the department of energy resources and the department of public utilities pursuant to this section.

SECTION _. Section 83C is hereby further amended by striking (k) and replacing with the following:-

(l) Section 83C is hereby further amended by striking (l) and replacing with the following:-  (m)

Section 83C is hereby further amended by striking (m) and replacing with the following:-  (n)


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-882

ENV 882

Ensuring public safety at natural gas sites

Messrs. Tarr, deMacedo and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _the following section:-

SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Department of Public Utilities shall develop, promulgate, and maintain regulations to ensure that natural gas pressure is monitored by qualified personnel on each site where where is being performed that involves the pressurization and/or depressurization of transmission lines, as is necessary to protect public safety and to prevent damage to property.

SECTION XX. The department shall promulgate initial regulations pursuant to section 1 not later than 180 days following the passage of this act.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-882.1

Further ENV 882.1

Legislative Notification

Mr. Tran moved that the amendment be amended by inserting in the underlying amendment after the word "act" the following:- "; provided that said regulations are submitted to the clerks of the house and senate".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-883-R1

Redraft ENV 883

MassWildlife Statutory Authority

Messrs. Moore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following section:-

“SECTION XX. Section 12E of chapter 269 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (f) the following subsection:-

(g) authorize employees or agents of the Division determined by the director to be properly trained and qualified, to possess, control, manage, or take mammals or other wildlife.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-883-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 883

MassWildlife Statutory Authority

Messrs. Moore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following section:-

“SECTION XX. Section 12E of chapter 269 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (f) the following subsection:-

(g) authorized employees or agents of the division of fisheries and wildlife determined by the director to be properly trained and qualified, to possess, control, manage, or take mammals or other wildlife.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-883

ENV 883

MassWildlife Statutory Authority

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

“SECTION ____.  Section 4 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (16) the following subsection:-

(17) notwithstanding any other provisions of this chapter 131, or any other general or special state law to the contrary, but subject to federal law, rules and regulations, authorize employees or agents of the Division determined by the director to be properly trained and qualified, to possess, control, manage, or take mammals or other wildlife by any means, including but not limited to, tranquilizers, dart guns or firearms, for the purposes of protecting public safety or for protecting, controlling or managing such mammals or other wildlife."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-884

ENV 884

Bruce Freeman Rail Trail Extension

Messrs. Kennedy and Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for construction of the extension of the Bruce Freeman Rail Trail in the city of Lowell"; and  in said item, by striking out the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof  the following figure:- "$240,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-885

ENV 885

Worcester Visitor Center

Mr. Moore and Ms. Chandler moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, funding shall be expended for the operation of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center in the city of Worcester”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-885-R1

Redraft ENV 885

Worcester Visitor Center

Mr. Moore and Ms. Chandler moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that funds may be expended for the operation of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center in the city of Worcester”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-886-R1

Redraft ENV 886

Leicester Water and Sewer

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the development of a water and sewer economic infrastructure feasibility study and master plan in the town of Leicester”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2200-0100, by striking out the figure “$31,630,245” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$31,730,245”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-886

ENV 886

Leicester Water and Sewer

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 for the development of a water and sewer economic infrastructure feasibility study and master plan in the town of Leicester;”; and by striking out the figure “$31,630,245” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$31,730,245”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-887

ENV 887

Kingston Water Treatment

Mr. deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended for the expansion of water treatment capacity in the Town of Kingston"; and by striking out the figure "$9,466,223" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$9,916,223".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-888

ENV 888

Greycourt State Park

Ms. DiZoglio moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end the following: "provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for improvements at Greycourt State Park in the City of Methuen"; and by striking out the figure “$163,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$173,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-888-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 888

Greycourt State Park

Ms. DiZoglio moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for improvements at Greycourt State Park in the city of Methuen"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure “$185,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$195,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-888-R1

Redraft ENV 888

Greycourt State Park

Ms. DiZoglio moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for improvements at Greycourt State Park in the city of Methuen"; and

In said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$163,176” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$173,176”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-889

ENV 889

Food pantries

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by adding the following:- "provided that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Margaret Fuller House in Cambridge for improvements to their food pantry; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Harvest on Vine, a food pantry in Charlestown"; and by striking the figure “$19,085,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figures “$19,135,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-889-R1

Redraft ENV 889

Food pantries

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Harvest on Vine, a food pantry in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2511-0105, by striking the figure “$19,085,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$19,110,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-890

ENV 890

Merrimack River District Commission

Ms. DiZoglio and Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after Section XX the following section:

Section XX. After Section 6 of Chapter 92A1/2 of the General Laws shall be added the following section:

Section 6A. The general court hereby creates and establishes a commission to be known as the Merrimack River District Commission:

There shall be a commission established to review the state of health of the Merrimack River and its tributaries in order to improve and restore water quality and to make recommendations to the general court regarding changes that may be appropriate to ensure the present and future health of these public waterways. Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, in conducting this review, the commission shall seek to determine the infrastructure, equipment, communication systems, funding, and necessary programs to establish the baseline health goal for the river for environmental, economic, recreational, and aesthetic purposes. The review shall include, but not be limited to: wastewater from municipal and industrial sources, combined sewer overflow (CSO) discharge standards, discharge flow data collection and distribution, monitoring of water quality standards and criteria, notification system for alerts to the public, optimal research technology, cost and cost-sharing among communities, grant and other funding opportunities as well as anticipated time frames for achieving benchmark goals.

The goal of the commission is to address issues of pollution in the Merrimack River in order to make the river as clean as possible so the public can use and enjoy the river with a viable plan to implement the recommendations of the commission.

The commission shall be chaired by the director of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission or a designee. The commission shall include 1 member of the Department of Environmental Protection, 1 member of the Department of Public Health, 1 member of the Department of Emerging Technologies, 1 member of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and 1 member of the Department of Conservation and Recreation to be appointed. Mayors and town managers along the Merrimack River may each designate a member of the commission. All stakeholders who operate or manage sewers and combined sewer overflow locations along the river shall be permitted to appoint 1 member to the commission. All conservation commissions along the Merrimack River who administer and enforce state laws and regulations associated with the Massachusetts Wetlands Protection Act, Rivers Protection Act, and Stormwater Management Standards shall be permitted to appoint 1 member per conservation commission. Further, the following organizations shall be permitted to appoint 1 member to the commission: The Merrimack River Watershed, Groundwork Lawrence, Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay, Environmental League of Massachusetts, Conservation Law Foundation, Sierra Club, Massachusetts River Alliance, and the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation at University of Massachusetts – Lowell or a designee. Members shall receive no compensation for their services but may receive reimbursement for the reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out their responsibilities as members of the commission.

The Department of Environmental Protection shall furnish reasonable staff and other support for the work of the commission. All appointments shall be made no later than thirty (30) days following the effective date of approval of this commission by the general court.

The commission shall have the authority to select and contract with independent consultants to assist with leading and managing public hearings, conducting and analyzing data and information, completing a final report and any other activities to satisfy the purpose of the commission’s goal of developing and implementing a viable plan to improve the river quality. The state shall fully fund the cost of consultants including all data collection and reports.

In addition to reports from any hired consultants, before issuing its recommendations, the commission shall conduct a series of public hearings to receive testimony and collect data from agencies of the commission and environs to better understand the health of the river. The hearings shall be held in locations that provide opportunities for residents from all geographic districts bordering the Merrimack River to attend.

Both the experts hired for consultation purposes and the public testimony shall inform the commission’s recommendations to the general court.

All recommendations of the commission shall be considered a matter of public record so that the information is accessible to local residents, elected and appointed officials, advocates, and the general public at no cost.

One copy of the commission’s recommendations, together with any proposed legislation, shall be filed with the Clerk of the Senate and one copy shall be filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives within one year of the first meeting of the commission. The first meeting of the commission shall take place before January 1, 2020.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-890-R1

Redraft ENV 890

Merrimack River District Commission

Ms. DiZoglio and Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 75 the following section:-

“SECTION 75A. There shall be a Merrimack river district commission to review the state of health of the Merrimack river and its tributaries in order to improve and restore water quality. The commission’s review shall include, but shall not be limited to: (i) current wastewater discharges from municipal and industrial sources; (ii) combined sewer overflow discharge standards; (iii) discharge flow data collection and distribution; (iv) monitoring of water quality standards and criteria; (v) a notification system for alerts to the public; (vi) optimal research technology; (vii) cost and cost-sharing among communities, including grant and other funding opportunities; and (viii) time frames for achieving the benchmark health goals.

The commission shall consist of the following members or a designee: the director of the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, who shall serve as chair; the commissioner of environmental protection; the commissioner of public health; the commissioner of energy resources; of the director of the Massachusetts emergency management agency; the commissioner of conservation and recreation; the Vice Chancellor for research and innovation leadership at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell; 1 member appointed by the Merrimack River Watershed Council; 1 member appointed by Groundwork Lawrence, Inc.; 1 member appointed by the Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, Inc.; 1 member appointed by Save The Harbor, Save The Bay, Inc.; 1 member appointed by the Environmental League of Massachusetts, Inc.; 1 member  appointed by the  Conservation Law Foundation, Inc.; 1 member appointed by the Sierra Club; and 1 member appointed by the Massachusetts River Alliance.

The commission shall be advised by and consult with an advisory panel to consist of: 1 appointee of each mayor and town manager in municipalities along the Merrimack river; 1 appointee of each operator or manager of a sewer or combined sewer overflow location along the Merrimack river; and 1 appointee of each conservation commission along the Merrimack river who administers and enforces section 40 of chapter 131 of the General Laws and stormwater management standards.

Appointments to the commission and the advisory panel shall be made not later than 30 days after the effective date of this act.

The department of environmental protection shall furnish reasonable staff and other support for the work of the commission. Members shall not receive compensation for their service, but may receive reimbursement for reasonable expenses incurred in carrying out their responsibilities as members of the commission.

The commission may select and contract with independent consultants to assist with leading and managing public hearings, conducting and analyzing data and information, completing a final report and any other activity to achieve the goals of the commission.

The commission shall conduct a series of public hearings to receive testimony and collect data. The hearings shall be held in geographic locations bordering the Merrimack river.

The commission shall make recommendations regarding appropriate measures to ensure the present and future health of the Merrimack river and its tributaries, address pollution and make the Merrimack river and its tributaries meet applicable standards for public use and enjoyment. The recommendations shall include an implementation plan including, but not be limited to, a determination of the infrastructure, equipment, communication systems, funding and programs necessary to establish a baseline health goal for the Merrimack river to maximize its environmental, economic, recreational and aesthetic potential. All recommendations of the commission shall be public records.

Not later than January 1, 2021, the commission shall submit a written report of its findings and recommendations, together with any proposed legislation, to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives. The first meeting of the commission shall be not later than January 1, 2020.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-891

ENV 891

UMass Extension Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Lab

Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Welch, Feeney and Lesser, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Fattman, Brady, Hinds and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $166,000 shall be expended for capital equipment purchases by the UMass Extension Soil and Plant Nutrient Testing Laboratory”; and by striking out the figure “$6,158,662” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,324,662".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-892

ENV 892

Historic Fish House and Pier

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0101, by adding the following words:- “; provided that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for property damage repairs to the Town Pier and Historic Fish House caused by direct hits by recent storms and to support efforts to build a more resilient and safer waterfront in the town of Swampscott”; and by striking out the figure "$2,194,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,294,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-893

ENV 893

Red Rock Park Maintenance

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of Red Rock park on Lynn Shore drive in the city of Lynn”; and by striking out the figure “$185,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$240,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-894

ENV 894

Pilayella Algae Cleanup

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0500, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae on Kings Beach and Long Beach in the City of Lynn”; and by striking out the figure "$925,799" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$975,799".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-895

ENV 895

Improvements to Manning Field

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements of Manning Field in the City of Lynn”; and by striking out the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$235,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-896

ENV 896

Invasive Pond Vegetation

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and removal of invasive pond vegetation in bodies of water located in and maintained by the city of Lynn”; and by striking out the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-897

ENV 897

Water Quality Monitoring

Messrs. Barrett, Eldridge and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $27,000 shall be expended to enter into an agreement with OARS, Inc. to operate a water quality monitoring program in the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord rivers”; and by striking out the figure “$31,630,245” and inserting in the place thereof the following figure:- “$31,657,245”.

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-898

ENV 898

Pollinator Hive Loss Prevention and Stewardship

Messrs. Tarr, deMacedo, Humason, O'Connor and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be extended to the University of Massachusetts Extension program to conduct apiary research and education relative to pollinator mortality, as well as to provide general support and make recommendations on preventing hive loss to the apiary inspection program, county beekeeping associations and statewide pollinator stewardship efforts.””; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$6,158,662” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$6,208,662”


SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2233

Text of amendment (Senator Tarr) to the Senate Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2020 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements (Senate, No. 3).

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

_______________

In the One Hundred and Ninety-First General Court
(2019-2020)

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by inserting after section _ the following section:-

"SECTION _. Section 6F of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “under,” in line 52, the following words:- subsections (a) or (c) of.

SECTION _. Section 5 of chapter 65C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (c) and inserting in place thereof the following subsections:-

(c) If the gross estate of a decedent, dying on or before December 31, 2018, includes real property devoted to use as a farm for farming purposes, the estate may elect to value such property in accordance with section 2032A of the Code, in effect on January 1, 1985. If a federal return is required to be filed, such election shall be consistent with the election made for federal estate tax purposes. All the substantive and procedural provisions of said section 2032A shall, insofar as pertinent and consistent, apply to such election. The commissioner shall promulgate regulations to carry out the provisions of this subsection.

(d)(1) As used in this subsection, the following words shall have the following meanings:-

"Applicable date”, the date upon which the 10 year period that the estate shall be liable for assessment under paragraph (4) of this subsection begins. For qualifying agricultural land and associated land, the applicable date shall be the date of death of the decedent. For qualifying non-committed land, the applicable date shall be 2 years from the date of death of the decedent.

“Associated land”, land under the same ownership as and contiguous to qualifying agricultural land and which, as of the date of death of the decedent, is not committed to residential, industrial or commercial use. Land shall be deemed contiguous if it is separated from other land under the same ownership only by a public or private way or waterway. Land under the same ownership shall be deemed contiguous if it is connected to other land under the same ownership by an easement for water supply. Any such land in excess of 100 per cent of the acreage of qualifying agricultural land shall be deemed qualifying non-committed land.

“Closely held agricultural land", qualifying agricultural land, associated land and qualifying non-committed land for which an election is made under this subsection.

“Qualifying agricultural land”, land which meets the definition of forest land under chapter 61, land actively devoted to agricultural, horticultural or agricultural and horticultural uses under chapter 61A or recreational land under chapter 61B that is also used for farming or agriculture, as defined in section 1A of chapter 128, and has been devoted to such use or uses for at least 2 of the tax years immediately preceding the death of the decedent; provided, however, that the land need not be classified by municipal assessors as forest land under chapter 61, land actively devoted to agricultural, horticultural or agricultural and horticultural uses under chapter 61A or recreational land under chapter 61B to qualify for valuation as closely held agricultural land under this subsection.

“Qualifying non-committed land”, land which is not qualifying agricultural land and is not committed to residential, industrial or commercial use, including associated land in excess of 100 per cent of the acreage of qualifying agricultural land.

“Savings”, the difference between the estate taxes paid as a result of an election made under this subsection and the estate taxes that would have otherwise been paid had the election not been made.

(2) If the gross estate of a decedent, dying on or after January 1, 2019, includes real property that is qualifying agricultural land, associated land or qualifying non-committed land, the estate may elect to value such property, or any portion thereof, as closely held agricultural land pursuant to the valuation set by the farmland valuation advisory commission established pursuant to section 11 of chapter 61A for the fiscal year of the most recent growing season. The value of closely held agricultural land as determined pursuant to such election shall only be for the purposes of computing the tax due under this chapter. Such election shall be subject to the provisions of paragraphs (3) through (6), inclusive, of this subsection.

(3) Unless the property is restricted by a non-development covenant that: (i) is approved by the commissioner of agriculture, (ii) is for the purposes of maintaining the land in agricultural use, (iii) precludes non-agricultural development of the land, (iv) is recorded at the registry of deeds in the counties or districts in which the property is located and (v) does not expire within 10 years of the applicable date, the commissioner shall forthwith cause to be recorded in the registry of deeds of the counties or districts in which the property is situated a statement which shall constitute a lien upon the land covered by election under this subsection. The statement shall include the owner or owners of record, the savings as a result of such election, the fair market value of the property and a description of the land adequate for identification. Unless such a statement is recorded the lien shall not be effective with respect to a bona fide purchaser or other transferee without actual knowledge of such lien. Upon application by any record owner, such liens shall be released by the commissioner with respect to any property upon the facts being established by their records or by affidavits or otherwise that all assessments have been paid, or it being more than 10 years past the applicable date, no assessment being due. All recording fees paid under this subsection whether for statements of liens, certificates, releases or otherwise shall be borne by the owner of record of the land.

Property restricted by an agricultural preservation restriction as defined by section 31 of chapter 184 and signed by the commissioner of agriculture shall be deemed to be restricted by a non-development covenant that (i) is approved by the commissioner of agriculture, (ii) is for the purposes of maintaining the land in agricultural use, (iii) precludes non-agricultural development of the land, (iv) is recorded at the registry of deeds in the counties or districts in which the property is located and (v) does not expire within 10 years of the applicable date.

(4)(i) When land valued as closely held agricultural land under this subsection, within a period of 10 years from the applicable date, is sold for other use or no longer qualifies as closely held agricultural land, the owner or owners shall immediately notify the commissioner of such sale or change of use and an assessment shall be due the commonwealth. Such assessment shall be calculated with interest based on the date of sale for other use or based on the last date of use as closely held agricultural land as follows:

The assessment shall be equal to 100 per cent of the savings if such date is within 1 year of the applicable date; 90 per cent of the savings if such date is within 2 years, but more than 1 year, of the applicable date; 80 per cent of the savings if such date is within 3 years, but more than 2 years, of the applicable date; 70 per cent of the savings if such date is within 4 years, but more than 3 years, of the applicable date; 60 per cent of the savings if such date is within 5 years, but more than 4 years, of the applicable date; 50 per cent of the savings if such date is within 6 years, but more than 5 years, of the applicable date; 40 per cent of the savings if such date is within 7 years, but more than 6 years, of the applicable date; 30 per cent of the savings if such date is within 8 years, but more than 7 years, of the applicable date; 20 per cent of the savings if such date is within 9 years, but more than 8 years, of the applicable date; 10 per cent of the savings if such date is within 10 years, but more than 9 years, of the applicable date; and no assessment shall be due if such date is more than 10 years from the applicable date.

Such assessment shall also include interest calculated at a simple interest rate of 5 per cent per annum on the savings from the applicable date.

There shall be an additional assessment equal to 30 per cent of the savings if the date of sale for other use or the last date of use while qualified as closely held agricultural land occurs within 1 year of the applicable date; and 15 per cent of the savings if such date occurs within 2 years, but more than 1 year, of the applicable date.

(ii) If an election has been made with respect to qualifying non-committed land which, on the applicable date, fails to meet the definition of forest land under chapter 61, land actively devoted to agricultural, horticultural or agricultural and horticultural uses under chapter 61A or recreational land under chapter 61B that is also used for farming or agriculture, as defined in section 1A of chapter 128, an assessment shall be due the commonwealth and payable by the owner or owners within 30 days of the applicable date; provided, however, that the land need not be classified by municipal assessors as forest land under chapter 61, land actively devoted to agricultural, horticultural or agricultural and horticultural uses under chapter 61A or recreational land under chapter 61B. Such assessment shall be equal to the sum of (A) 100 per cent of the savings; (B) interest calculated at a simple interest rate of 5 per cent per annum on the savings from the date of death of the decedent; and (C) an additional assessment equal to 30 per cent of the savings.

(iii) Notwithstanding this paragraph, there shall be no assessment if the land involved, or a lesser interest in the land, is acquired for a natural resource by the commonwealth or by a nonprofit conservation organization; provided, however, that if any portion of the land is sold or converted to commercial, residential or industrial use within 10 years after the applicable date by a nonprofit conservation organization, an assessment shall be imposed against the nonprofit conservation organization in the amount that would have been imposed at the time of acquisition of the subject parcel by the nonprofit conservation organization had the transaction been subject to an assessment or, in the case of qualifying non-committed land acquired by a nonprofit conservation organization before the applicable date, the amount that would have been imposed on the applicable date under clause (ii) of this paragraph.

(iv) In the case of sale for other use of closely held agricultural land, other than qualifying non-committed land sold for other use before the applicable date, assessments imposed by this subsection shall be due and payable by the grantor at the time of transfer of the property by deed or other instrument of conveyance. In the case of qualifying non-committed land sold for other use before the applicable date, assessments imposed by this subsection shall be due and payable by the grantor on the applicable date. In the case of change to a non-qualifying use, assessments imposed by this subsection shall be due and payable by the owner or owners within 30 days of the of the last date of use as closely held agricultural land, regardless of the date on which the commissioner was notified by said owner or owners of such change of use.

(v) An assessment shall be imposed on only that portion of land on which the use has changed. If, by conveyance or other action of the owner thereof, a portion of land which is valued as closely held agricultural land under this subsection is separated for other use, the land so separated shall be subject to liability for assessment, interest and additional assessment under this paragraph based on the proportion which the acreage of the land so separated bears to the total acreage of land valued as closely held agricultural land under this subsection.

(5) All buildings located on land which is valued as closely held agricultural land under this subsection and all land occupied by a dwelling or regularly used for family living shall not be valued as provided under this subsection.

(6) The commissioner shall promulgate regulations to carry out the provisions of this subsection.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-900

ENV 900

Protect Massachusetts Fisheries

Messrs. Tarr and deMacedo moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that no more than $150,000 shall be expended for the procurement by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth of an independent study of the impacts of the Vineyard Wind energy generation project, so-called, on the commercial and recreational fisheries of the commonwealth, which may be utilized to serve as the basis for economic and other forms of mitigation for any identified adverse impacts.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-900-R1

Redraft ENV 900

Protect Massachusetts Fisheries

Messrs. Tarr, deMacedo, O'Connor and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, , by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that no more than $150,000 shall be expended for the procurement by the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth of an independent study of the impacts of the Vineyard Wind energy generation project, so-called, on the commercial and recreational fisheries of the commonwealth, which may be utilized to serve as the basis for economic and other forms of mitigation for any identified adverse impacts, provided that said study shall be completed consistent with the permitting timeline and does not delay completion of said Vineyard Wind project”; and be striking out the figure “$1,017,194” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-“$1,167,294” .


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-901

ENV 901

Roberts Field in Chelmsford

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to renovate and improve Roberts Field Park in Chelmsford”; and by striking out the figure “$185,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$235,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-902

ENV 902

Agricultural Composting Programs

Ms. Chandler moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___ the following section:-

 

"SECTION ___. Chapter 21H of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection 7(b) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:

(b) The department of food and agriculture shall establish, in consultation with the department of environmental protection, an agricultural composting program. Said department of food and agriculture is hereby authorized to establish, in consultation with the department of environmental protection, state and local composting projects, and a demonstration agricultural composting program, and to accept applications for grants from municipalities for the purposes of creating agricultural composting projects. Said department of food and agriculture shall promulgate rules and regulations for the operation of state, local, and demonstration agricultural composting programs provided, however, that any such rules and regulations shall require that all composting projects and facilities comply with local zoning, land use, conservation, and health ordinances, bylaws, and regulations, including but not limited to requirements regarding setback or separation distances, odors, dust and debris, types and quantities of materials, and source of materials – on-site and off-site, and all such projects and facilities shall comply with such local ordinances, bylaws, and regulations."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-903

ENV 903

Worcester Public Art Park

Ms. Chandler moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following: “; and provided further, that the division shall transfer not less than $50,000 to the city of Worcester to conduct a feasibility study for a public art park in the city of Worcester”; and by striking out the figure "42,486,288" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$42,536,288".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-904

ENV 904

Merrimack River District Commission Funding

Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Tarr and Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission toward the operations of the Merrimack River District Commission and/or the Merrimack River Task Force convened by the Merrimack Valley Planning Commission”; and by striking out the figure “$31,630,245” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$31,680,245”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-905

ENV 905

CSO Pre-Notification

Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Tarr and Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following: "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a pilot program in the city of Newburyport to create and implement a pre-notification alert program designed to inform the populace, through physical and virtual means, about potential swimming and boating hazards in the Merrimack River or related waterways from pollutants and effluent associated with Combined Sewage Overflow (CSO) related to weather, climate, and other conditions”; and by striking out the figure “$9,466,223” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$9,566,223”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-906

ENV 906

Assessment on electric and gas companies to pay for DPU staff functions

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting the following section:-

SECTION X.  Section 18 of chapter 25 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 9, the figure “0.2” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 0.3.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-907

ENV 907

Healthy Soils Pilot

Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Moore, O'Connor, Hinds and Tran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0101, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $190,950 shall be expended for a healthy soils pilot program to be administered by the Commission for the Conservation of Soil, Water and Related Resources”; and by striking out the figure “$2,194,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$2,384,950”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-908-R1

Redraft ENV 908

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Messrs. Timilty, Eldridge, Keenan, O'Connor and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$685,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-908

ENV 908

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Messrs. Timilty, Eldridge, Keenan, O'Connor and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum”; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$42,486,288" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$43,486,288".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-909

ENV 909

Habitat Conservation Plan

Messrs. deMacedo, Tarr, Eldridge, Crighton and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2310-0300, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the purpose of implementing the statewide habitat conservation plan to increase recreational opportunities and shorebird conservation on the Commonwealth's beaches"; and by striking out the figure "$150,001" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$250,001".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-910

ENV 910

Blue Hills Observatory

Messrs. Timilty, Feeney, Barrett, Eldridge, Moore, Cyr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following: "provided that $100,000 be expended for the operations of the Blue Hill Observatory Science Center, Inc."; and in said item by striking out the figure "$42,486,288" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$42,586,288".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-911

ENV 911

Commonwealth Zoos

Messrs. Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0952, by striking the figures:- "$4,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$4,600,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-912

ENV 912

Aquatic Invasive Species Control

Ms. Creem and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the purposes of aquatic invasive species control"; and by striking out the figure "$4,366,146" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$4,716,146".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-913

ENV 913

Twin Cities Rail Trail

Mr. Tran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the completion of the Twin Cities Rail Trail to the City of Leominster"; and by striking out the figure "$42,486,288" and inserting in the place thereof the following figure:-"$42,736,288".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-915

ENV 915

Department of Conservation and Recreation Study Amendment

Messrs. Crighton, O'Connor and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in SECTION 70, in line 18, by striking out the figure "6" and inserting in place thereof the following figure "7"; and in line 21, following the word "Club," by adding the following wording :- " 1 of whom shall be a representative of the Massachusetts Organization of Engineers and Scientists,".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-916

ENV 916

Stone Building in Wellesley

Ms. Creem and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Wellesley for a conditions assessment of the building envelope, including the roof, of the Stone Building"; and by striking out the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$235,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-917

ENV 917

Crystal Lake in Newton

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words: - "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Newton Parks and Recreation Department for the purposes of creating a Crystal Lake Master Plan to address the needed improvements to the area around Crystal Lake"; and by striking out the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$235,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-918-R1

Redraft ENV 918

Urban Farming Institute

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to The Urban Farming Institute of Boston, Inc. located in the Mattapan neighborhood of the city of Boston"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2511-0100, by striking out the figure "$6,158,662" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$6,183,662".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-918-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 918

Urban Farming Institute

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to The Urban Farming Institute of Boston, Inc. located in the Mattapan neighborhood of the city of Boston"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2511-0100, by striking out the figure "$6,158,662" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$6,178,662".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-918

ENV 918

Urban Farming Institute

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following-: "provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to the Urban Farming Institute  located in Mattapan"; and in said item by striking out the figures "6,158,662" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$6,208,662".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-919

ENV 919

Sailing Center

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-2042, by adding the following text:- ";provided further, that no less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Harry McDonough Sailing Center and its youth programming" and in said item by striking the figures "$25,800,000" and inserting place thereof the following figures "$25,825,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-919-R1

Redraft ENV 919

Sailing Center

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Harry McDonough Sailing Center, Inc. and its youth programming"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure "$185,000" and inserting place thereof the following figure:- "$210,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-920

ENV 920

Charles River Greenway Link in Newton

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the conceptual design work for the Charles River Greenway Link to Newton" and by striking out the figure: "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure: "$245,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-921

ENV 921

Metropolis Rink

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the reconstruction of the Metropolis Rink in the Town of Canton"; and by striking out the figure "$4,366,146" and by inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$5,366,146".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-922

ENV 922

Ulin Rink

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Ulin Rink"; and by striking out the figure "$4,366,146" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$5,366,146."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-922-R1

Redraft ENV 922

Ulin Rink

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Ulin rink in the town of Milton, $125,000 of which shall be spent on the construction of a dedicated women’s locker room that shall include a bathroom and showers”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$685,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-923

ENV 923

Quinobequin Road Trail in Newton

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the department of conservation and recreation to conduct a study of the opportunities, challenges, and cost of developing the current informal trail that runs on department land beside Quineboquin Road in the city of Newton between Routes 9 and 16 connecting the Leo J Martin Memorial Golf Course with Hemlock Gorge into a formal trail”; and by striking out the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$235,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-924

ENV 924

Comprehensive Water Monitoring Program for the Central Plymouth County Water District

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $170,000 shall be expended to the Central Plymouth Water District Commission for stakeholder engagement, public outreach and education to address water quality and quantity issues to promote conservation and protection of water resources in the Central Plymouth County Water District.  For flow monitoring equipment on Herring Brook Pond, water quality monitoring of Silver Lake, Furnace Pond, and Monponsett Pond which are the primary water sources for the City of Brockton and the Town of Whitman; and by striking out the figure “$185,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$355,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-924-R1

Redraft ENV 924

Comprehensive Water Monitoring Program for the Central Plymouth County Water District

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended to the Central Plymouth Water District Commission for stakeholder engagement, public outreach and education to address water quality and quantity issues to promote conservation and protection of water resources in the Central Plymouth County Water District. For flow monitoring equipment on Herring Brook Pond, water quality monitoring of Silver Lake, Furnace Pond, and Monponsett Pond which are the primary water sources for the City of Brockton and the Town of Whitman; and by striking out the figure “$185,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$315,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-924-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 924

Comprehensive Water Monitoring Program for the Central Plymouth County Water District

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $155,000 shall be expended to the Central Plymouth County Water District Commission for stakeholder engagement, public outreach and education to address water quality and quantity issues, to promote conservation and protection of water resources in the Central Plymouth County Water District, for flow monitoring equipment on Herring Brook pond and for water quality monitoring of Silver lake, Furnace pond and Monponsett pond”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure “$185,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$340,000.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-925

ENV 925

Central Plymouth Water District Commission Annual Budget

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Central Plymouth County Water District Commission annual budget, for the improvement and management of lakes and ponds in the Central Plymouth County Water District”; and  by striking out the figure “$185,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$235,000”.

 

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-926

ENV 926

Testing and Treatment of Cyanobacteria in Monponsett Pond

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4510-0600, by adding the following words: -“; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the testing and treatment of cyanobacteria and related contaminants in Monponsett Pond in the town of Halifax”; and by striking out the figure “$4,144,530” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,269,530”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-927

ENV 927

Supporting Massachusetts Lobster Fishermen

Messrs. deMacedo and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for a grant program to provide financial support for Massachusetts lobster fishermen suffering adverse economic effects due to the emergency ban on fishing in Cape Cod Bay for the protection of endangered right whales"; and by striking out the figure "$7,029,928" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$8,029,928".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-928-R1

Redraft ENV 928

Metropolitan Beaches

Messrs. Crighton, Keenan and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0500, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for the metropolitan beaches in the Dorchester, East Boston and South Boston sections of the city of Boston, in the cities of Lynn, Quincy and Revere and the towns of Hull, Nahant and Winthrop to be fully maintained and seasonally staffed as recommended by the metropolitan beaches commission in coordination with the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae on Kings beach and Long beach in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Save the Harbor, Save the Bay, Inc.’s staff time, consultants and direct expenses to support the ongoing work of the metropolitan beaches commission; and provided further, that not less than $190,000 shall be expended for matching grants to public and nonpublic entities to support free public events and programs on the metropolitan beaches as part of Save the Harbor, Save the Bay, Inc.’s better beaches grants program as recommended by the metropolitan beaches commission”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2800-0500, by striking out the figure “$925,799” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,215,799”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-928

ENV 928

Metropolitan Beaches

Messrs. Crighton, Keenan and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0500, by striking item 2800-0500, and inserting in place thereof the following item:- “2800-0500 For the existing maintenance, operational and infrastructure needs of the metropolitan beaches in section 70 of chapter 3 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for the metropolitan beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull to be fully maintained and seasonally staffed as recommended by the metropolitan beaches commission in coordination with the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae on Kings Beach and Long Beach in Lynn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s staff time, consultants and direct expenses to support the ongoing work of the metropolitan beaches commission; and provided further, that not less than $190,000 shall be expended for matching grants to public and nonpublic entities to support free public events and programs on the metropolitan beaches as part of Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Better Beaches Grants Program as recommended by the metropolitan beaches commission…………………………...$1,190,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-929

ENV 929

Maximillian 'Max' Carbone Memorial Beach Station

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

"SECTION XX. The Halfway House located on Nahant Beach in the Town of Nahant shall be designated and known as the Maximillian 'Max' Carbone memorial beach station. The department of conservation and recreation shall erect and maintain 2 suitable markers bearing the designations for the Maximillian 'Max' Carbone Memorial Beach Station in compliance with the standards of the department.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-930

ENV 930

Improvements to a Skate Park in Lynn

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that no less than $10,000 shall be expended for the improvements of a skate park in the city of Lynn”; and by striking out the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$195,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-931

ENV 931

Essex County Local Projects

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the dredging of the Bass River in the city of Beverly; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the design, engineering, and permitting of the expansion of the rail trail in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to Hood Pond in the town of Topsfield” and by striking out the figures “$185,000” and inserting in the place thereof the figures “$485,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-931-R1

Redraft ENV 931

Essex County Local Projects

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the dredging of the Bass river in the city of Beverly; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the design, engineering and permitting of the expansion of the rail trail in the town of Danvers; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements to Hood pond in the town of Topsfield”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure “$185,000” and inserting in the place thereof the following figure “$435,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-932

ENV 932

Keep Massachusetts Beautiful

Messrs. Feeney and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following words:- ",provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the "Keep Massachusetts Beautiful" organization for Statewide litter prevention, recycling education, community outreach and cleanup programs, waste reduction, beautification and community greening; and by striking out the figure “$31,630,245” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$31,680,245”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-932-R1

Redraft ENV 932

Keep Massachusetts Beautiful

Messrs. Feeney and O'Connor and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, Inc. for statewide litter prevention, recycling education, community outreach and cleanup programs, waste reduction, beautification and community greening”; and by striking out the figure “$185,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$235,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-933

ENV 933

EEA IT Restoration

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-1700, by striking out the figure “$12,690,557” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,890,557.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-934

ENV 934

Farm to School

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Lesser, Moore, Welch, Feeney, Eldridge, Fattman, Brady, Collins, Hinds, Humason, Timilty and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- “provided further that not less than $120,000 shall be expended to support the Massachusetts Farm to School Project”; and by striking out the figure “$6,158,662” and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- “$6,278,662”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-935

ENV 935

Commonwealth Apiary Inspection Program

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Lesser and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $115,000 shall be expended for the apiary inspection program"; and by striking out the figure “$6,158,662" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$6,273,662".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-935-R1

Redraft ENV 935

Commonwealth Apiary Inspection Program

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Lesser and Moore and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $115,000 shall be expended for the apiary inspection program"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2511-0100, by striking out the figure “$6,158,662" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$6,183,662".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-936

ENV 936

Department of Conservation and Recreation

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Welch and Feeney, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Moore, Eldridge and Crighton, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. O'Connor, Hinds, Keenan, Collins, Kennedy, Timilty and Tarr, Ms. Jehlen, Mr. Tran and Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by striking out the figure "$42,486,288" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$47,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-937-R1

Redraft ENV 937

Buy Local

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Lesser, Welch, Feeney, Eldridge, Humason, Fattman, Collins, Tarr, Hinds, O'Connor and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to enhance the Buy Local effort in western, central, northeastern and southeastern Massachusetts".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-937

ENV 937

Buy Local

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Lesser, Welch, Feeney, Eldridge, Humason, Fattman, Collins, Tarr, Hinds, O'Connor and Tran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to enhance the Buy Local effort in Western, Central, Northeastern and Southeastern Massachusetts"; and by striking out the figure “$6,158,662”and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,658,662".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-938-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 938

Mass Animal Fund

Messrs. Welch, Moore and Tarr, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. O'Connor, Eldridge, Brady, Crighton, Collins, Montigny, Timilty, Feeney and Tran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund”; and

by striking out the figure “$6,158,662” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,258,662”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-938-R1

Redraft ENV 938

Mass Animal Fund

Messrs. Welch, Moore and Tarr, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. O'Connor, Eldridge, Brady, Crighton, Collins, Montigny, Timilty and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund”; and by striking out the figure “$585,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$685,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-938

ENV 938

Mass Animal Fund

Messrs. Welch, Moore and Tarr, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. O'Connor, Eldridge, Brady, Crighton, Collins, Montigny, Timilty and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 2511-0105  the following item: “2511-1193 For the operation of the Homeless Animal Care and Adoption fund…………………..$100,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-939

ENV 939

Squantum Point Park Ferry Service

Messrs. Keenan and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Squantum Point park and pier in Quincy"; and by striking out the figure "$42,486,288" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$42,586,288".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-940

ENV 940

Green Crab

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by inserting at the end thereof the following: "provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a Great Marsh green crab trapping program"; and in said item, by striking out the figures "$7,029,928" and inserting in place thereof "and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,129,928”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-941

ENV 941

DCR Study

Mr. Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that $425,000 shall be expended for costs associated with the special commission to study the department of conservation and recreation under section 70 of this act.”; and by striking out the figure “$9,466,223” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$9,891,223”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-942

ENV 942

Coastal and Marsh Revitalization

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, provided further, that $175,000 shall be expended for coastal and living shoreline modeling and assessment to address sea level rise, marsh restoration and revitalization including, but not limited to, the treatment of phragmites and other invasive species and  in said item by striking out the figure “$7,029,928” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$7,204,928


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-943

ENV 943

DCR Special Commission Composition

Mr. Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 70, by striking the words “chairs of the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture who shall serve as co-chairs; the secretary of energy and environmental affairs;”, in lines 15 and 16, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- "secretary of energy and environmental affairs, who shall serve as chair; the chairs of the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-944-R1

Redraft ENV 944

Sustaining natural and working lands in communities

Messrs. Tarr, deMacedo, Finegold and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _ the following:-

SECTION XX. Said section 1 of said chapter 21N, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of “Market-based compliance mechanism” the following definition:-

“Natural and working lands” are: (i) Land that is actively used by an agricultural owner or operator for an agricultural operation that includes, but need not be limited to, active engagement in farming or ranching; (ii) Land producing forest products; (iii) Lands consisting of forests, grasslands, freshwater and riparian systems, wetlands, coastal and estuarine areas, watersheds, wildlands or wildlife habitat; or (iv) Lands used for recreational purposes, such as parks, urban and community forests, trails, and other similar open space land.

Section 12. (a) Actions related to natural resources can increase the volume of carbon stored in natural and working lands, reduce the loss of already-stored carbon, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions from natural and working lands, helping to achieve the goal of reducing greenhouse gases and carbon pollution in the atmosphere. Said actions related to natural resources shall aim to optimize and maximize benefits and achieve the goals above, to the maximum extent practicable. They may include, but are not be limited to: (i) conservation; (ii) restoration; (iii) enhancement; or (iv) management.

SECTION XX. Chapter 21N is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following section:-

Section 12. The secretary of energy and environmental affairs shall: (i) conduct a statewide baseline assessment of carbon stock on natural and working lands and track the release of measurable greenhouse gases from and carbon sequestration by natural and working lands, to the maximum extent practicable; (ii) adopt clear statewide goals, indicate expected outcomes, and identify a path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration on natural and working lands; and (iii) develop a natural and working lands plan, including, but not limited, to recommended policies, programs, grants, loans and incentives and public-private partnerships to meet the statewide goal. Said recommendations shall provide guidance and strategies for state agencies and authorities, municipalities and regional planning agencies to proactively address these measures, including through changes to plans, by-laws, ordinances, regulations and policies. The secretary shall ensure that policies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration on natural and working lands contribute to meeting statewide emission limits and complement and enhance efforts for climate change adaptation and resiliency. Said baseline assessment, goal, and plan may be incorporated into the inventory, baseline assessment, plan, and reporting under sections 2 through 5 of chapter 21N of the general laws. The secretary shall issue the plan and provide it to the senate and house committees on ways and means and the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture not later than December 31, 2020.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-944

ENV 944

Sustaining natural and working lands in communities

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _the following:-

"SECTION XX. Chapter 21N is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following section:-

Section 12. The secretary of energy and environmental affairs shall: (i) conduct a statewide baseline assessment of carbon stock on natural and working lands and track the release of measurable greenhouse gases from and carbon sequestration by natural and working lands, to the maximum extent practicable; (ii) adopt clear statewide goals, indicate expected outcomes, and identify a path to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration on natural and working lands; and (iii) develop a natural and working lands plan, including, but not limited, to recommended policies, programs, grants, loans and incentives and public-private partnerships to meet the statewide goal. Said recommendations shall provide guidance and strategies for state agencies and authorities, municipalities and regional planning agencies to proactively address these measures, including through changes to plans, by-laws, ordinances, regulations and policies. The secretary shall ensure that policies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration on natural and working lands contribute to meeting statewide emission limits and complement and enhance efforts for climate change adaptation and resiliency. Said baseline assessment, goal, and plan may be incorporated into the inventory, baseline assessment, plan, and reporting under sections 2 through 5 of chapter 21N of the general laws. The secretary shall issue the plan and provide it to the senate and house committees on ways and means and the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture not later than July 1, 2020 and every fifth year thereafter."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-945

ENV 945

Department of Environmental Protection Administration

Messrs. Eldridge, Fattman, Kennedy, Timilty and Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by striking out the figure “$31,630,245” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “34,130,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-947

ENV 947

Food Systems Collaborative

Messrs. Cyr, Welch and Crighton, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge, Moore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative to develop and disseminate food system metrics for the purpose of tracking progress toward the goals of the 2015 Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan"; and by striking out the figure "$6,158,662" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$6,258,662".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-948

ENV 948

Wilbraham Spec Pond Sidewalk

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $35,000 shall be expended for the construction of a sidewalk connecting Post Office Park and Spec Pond in the town of Wilbraham"; and by striking out the figure "$42,486,288" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "42,521,288".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-948-R1

Redraft ENV 948

Wilbraham Spec Pond Sidewalk

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the construction of a sidewalk connecting Post Office park and Spec pond in the town of Wilbraham"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$210,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-949-R1

Redraft ENV 949

Ludlow High School Track and Field Replacement

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-1192, by adding the following words:- "; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Ludlow for the replacement of the Ludlow High School track"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7010-1192, by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-949

ENV 949

Ludlow High School Track and Field Replacement

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended to the town of Ludlow for the replacement of the Ludlow High School track"; and by striking out the figure "$42,486,288" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$42,886,288".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-950

ENV 950

Lovin' Spoonfuls

Messrs. Lesser and Welch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the expansion of Lovin’ Spoonfuls Food Rescue into Hampden County by providing funds to Lovin’ Spoonfuls, Inc. to begin perishable food delivery operations in Hampden County"; and by striking out the figure "$19,085,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$19,210,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-952

ENV 952

Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP)

Messrs. Lesser, Humason, Welch, Eldridge and Moore, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Hinds, Montigny, deMacedo and O'Connor, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Cyr, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Mr. Tran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by striking out the figure "$19,085,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$20,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-952-R1

Redraft ENV 952

Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program (MEFAP)

Messrs. Lesser, Humason, Welch, Eldridge and Moore, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Hinds, Montigny, deMacedo and O'Connor, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Cyr, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Tran, Collins and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by striking out the figure "$19,085,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$20,085,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-954

ENV 954

Fisherwomen and Fishermen Training

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by adding the following:- “; provided further, that $45,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance to provide young fisherwomen and fishermen training to succeed in entry-level positions in Cape Cod’s commercial or charter fleet” ; and by striking out the figure "$7,029,928" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$7,074,928".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-954-R1

Redraft ENV 954

Fisherwomen and Fishermen Training

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance to provide young fisherwomen and fishermen training to succeed in entry-level positions in Cape Cod’s commercial or charter fleet”; and

in section 2, in said item 2330-0100, by striking out the figure "$7,029,928" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$7,069,928".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-955

ENV 955

Peabody Economic Development

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for an outdoor water recreational area in the city of Peabody; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a children’s museum in the city of Peabody” and by striking out the figures “$185,000” and inserting in the place thereof the figures “$285,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-956

ENV 956

West Roxbury Parkway Improvements

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended on the maintenance and beautification of the West Roxbury Parkway located in the West Roxbury section of the City of Boston”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$42,486,288” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$42,636,288”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-956-R1

Redraft ENV 956

West Roxbury Parkway Improvements

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and beautification of the West Roxbury parkway located in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston”; and in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure “$42,486,288” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$42,636,288”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-957

ENV 957

Simple Gesture

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $10,000 shall be expended to Simple Gesture, a 501(c)3 organization in the Town of Norwell, to support door-to-door food collection and steady food supplies to local families in need”; and by striking out the figure “$19,085,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$19,095,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-958-R1

Redraft ENV 958

Douglas Forest Out-of-State Surcharge

Messrs. Fattman and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 5 the following section:-

“SECTION 5A. Subsection (b) of section 35BBB of said chapter 10, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- “The department of conservation and recreation shall impose a surcharge of $1 upon each fee charged and collected from an in-state resident and $3 upon each fee charged and collected from an out-of-state resident for admission to and parking in the Douglas State Forest.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-958

ENV 958

Douglas Forest Out-of-State Surcharge

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

SECTION XX. Subsection (b) of section 35BBB of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following:- “The department of conservation and recreation shall impose a surcharge of $1 upon each fee charged and collected from an in-state resident and $2 upon each fee charged and collected from an out-of-state resident for admission to and parking in the Douglas State Forest.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-960

ENV 960

Summer Catch

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "and provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the City of Westfield for improvements to the Billy Bullens baseball field in the Municipal Playground"

and further, in said item, by striking the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "$210,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-961

ENV 961

Webster Lake Pilot Program

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended for the Webster Lake Association to conduct a maintenance pilot program for Webster Lake”; and

In said section 2, in said item 2800-0100, by striking out the figure “$42,486,288” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$42,511,288”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-962

ENV 962

It came from beneath...

Mr. Humason moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0101, by adding the following:- "; provided further that not less than $800,000 shall be expended for alum treatment for the Congamond Lakes located in the Town of Southwick” and by striking the figure "$2,194,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "$2,994,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-963

ENV 963

Lyon's Field in Newton

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the city of Newton for Lyon’s field accessibility path"; and by striking out the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$235,000.  


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-964-R1

Redraft ENV 964

New England Wildlife Center

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the New England Wildlife Center for the veterinary care of sick, injured and orphaned wildlife in the commonwealth”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure “$185,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$210,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-964

ENV 964

New England Wildlife Center

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended to the New England Wildlife Center for the veterinary care of sick, injured, and orphaned wildlife in the Commonwealth”; and by striking out the figure “$1,017,194” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,042,194”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-965

ENV 965

Providing funding for the green communities program and zero emission vehicles

Messrs. Barrett and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following two sections:

Section XX. Paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of section 22 of chapter 21A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out clause (ii) and inserting in place thereof the following clause:- “(ii) to fund the green communities program established in section 10 of chapter 25A and to promote zero emission vehicle adoption in the transportation sector by incentivizing private investments in said vehicles.  The fund shall prioritize the green communities program and zero emission vehicle adoption by allocating, through June 30, 2022, not more than $32,000,000 per year to said initiatives.

Section XX.  The department of energy resources shall examine the cost-effectiveness in greenhouse gas emissions reductions of initiatives funded pursuant to section 22(c)(1)(ii) of chapter 21A of the General Laws, as amended by section XX of this act, and issue a report on its findings to the House and Senate Chairs of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy no later than January 1, 2022.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-966

ENV 966

Hunnewell Fields Renovation

Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by inserting the following words:- “; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Town of Natick for the completion of work on Hunnewell Fields”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$42,486,288” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$42,586,288”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-966-R1

Redraft ENV 966

Hunnewell Fields Renovation

Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Natick for the completion of work on Hunnewell Fields”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure “$185,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$235,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-968

ENV 968

Registration Revenues

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

"SECTION_. Chapter 90B as appearing in the 2016 official edition is hereby amended by inserting after (b) the follow clause:-(c) Fifty percent of all registration, title and permit fees administered by the office of law enforcement under chapter 90B shall be retained by the division of law enforcement"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-969-R1

Redraft ENV 969

King Philip Stormwater

Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the towns of Norfolk, Plainville and Wrentham to fund work required for stormwater permitting”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2200-0100, by striking out the figure “$31,630,245” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$31,670,245”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-969

ENV 969

King Philip Stormwater

Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by inserting the following words:-  “; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the Towns of Norfolk, Plainville, and Wrentham to fund work required for stormwater permitting”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$31,630,245” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$31,780,245”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-970

ENV 970

Wayland Playground Improvements

Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding after the words "Town of Wakefield;", the following:- "provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Town of Wayland to improve community playground space;" and by striking the figure "$185,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$235,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-971

ENV 971

Celebrating Freedom

Mr. Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting at the end thereof the following new words:-“provided further, that not less than $150,000 be provided to the Boston 4 Celebrations Foundation for the purposes of the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular for the fourth of July Independence Day celebrations on the Charles River”. and in said item by striking out the figures "185,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures "335,000"

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-971-R1

Redraft ENV 971

Celebrating Freedom

Mr. Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be provided to the Boston 4 Celebrations Foundation, Inc. for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular for the fourth of July Independence Day celebrations on the Charles river”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure "$185,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$235,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-972

ENV 972

Port Report

Mr. Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0101, by adding the following words:- "; and provided further, that not later than February 3, 2020, the executive office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include the status of its efforts to enhance port infrastructure for the development of offshore wind."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-972-R1

Redraft ENV 972

Port Report

Mr. Pacheco, Ms. Lovely and Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0101, by adding the following words:- "; and provided further, that not later than October 31, 2019, the executive office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the house and senate committees on global warming and climate change, the joint committee on transportation, and the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities, and energy that shall include the status of its efforts to enhance port infrastructure for the development of offshore wind."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-973

ENV 973

GIS Data Source

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended to upgrade the water facility GIS data source in the city of Lynn"; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$4,750,000” and inserting thereof the figures “$4,850,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-974

ENV 974

Buy Local Seafood

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

“Any buy local effort included in this document shall include locally harvested seafood including but not limited to fish and shellfish;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2020-S3-975

ENV 975

Dam Inspection

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0700, by adding the following words:-  “, provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended for dam inspections and repairs at Hawks and Birch ponds in the city of Lynn”; and by striking out the figure “$639,588” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$689,588"