Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-262

ENV 262

Conservation Land Tax Credit

Mr. Tarr, Ms. Comerford, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Gobi, Ms. DiZoglio, Mr. Moore, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Lesser, Hinds, O'Connor, Gomez, Timilty and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _ the following

sections:-

SECTION X. Subsection (p) of section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “amended”, in line 769, the following words:- , or a private nonprofit trust established pursuant to chapter 203 organized for the purposes of land conservation, which is authorized to do business in the commonwealth, and which has tax-exempt status as a nonprofit charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

SECTION XX. Said subsection (p) of said section 6 of said chapter 62, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 835, the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $3,000,000.

SECTION XXX. Said subsection (p) of said section 6 of said chapter 62, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 835, the figure “$3,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $4,000,000.

SECTION XXXX. Said subsection (p) of said section 6 of said chapter 62, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 835, the figure “$4,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $5,000,000.

SECTION XXXXX. Section 38AA of chapter 63, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “amended”, in line 29, the following words:- , or a private nonprofit trust established pursuant to chapter 203 organized for the purposes of land conservation, which is authorized to do business in the commonwealth, and which has tax-exempt status as a nonprofit charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

SECTION XXXXXX. Said section 38AA of said chapter 63, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 88, the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $3,000,000.

SECTION XXXXXXX. Said section 38AA of said chapter 63, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 88, the figure “$3,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $4,000,000.

SECTION XXXXXXXX. Said section 38AA of said chapter 63, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 88, the figure “$4,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $5,000,000.

SECTION XXXXXXXXX. Sections XX and XXXXXX shall take effect on January 1, 2022.

SECTION XXXXXXXXXX. Sections XXX and XXXXXXX shall take effect on January 1, 2023.

SECTION XXXXXXXXXXX. Sections XXXX and XXXXXXXX shall take effect on January 1, 2024.

SECTION XXXXXXXXXXXX. Sections XX, XXX, XXXX, XXXXXX, XXXXXXX, and XXXXXXXX of this act shall expire on December 31, 2031.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-263

ENV 263

Electric Vehicle

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

"SECTION_. Section 95 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by striking the figures "$50,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "$60,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-264

ENV 264

Oceanographic Modeling

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by striking the following:-"that funds shall be expended" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"that not less then $550,000 shall be expended"; and by inserting in the same line item the following:-"and hydrodynamic modeling of coastal waters to accurately assess delineation of shellfish growing area classifications and other applications to improve management of marine fisheries resources"; and by striking out the figure "$7,191,891" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$7,741,891".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-264-R1

Redraft ENV 264

Oceanographic Modeling

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor, Ms. Moran and Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by striking out the word "funds", the fourth time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following words:- "not less than $550,000"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2330-0100, by adding the following words:- "and hydrodynamic modeling of coastal waters to accurately assess delineation of shellfish growing area classifications and other applications to improve management of marine fisheries resources"; and in said section 2, in said item 2330-0100, by striking out the figure "$7,191,891" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-

"$7,291,891".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-265

ENV 265

Ensuring Public Safety at Natural Gas Sites

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

SECTION X. 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 X not later than 180 days following the passage of this act.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-266

ENV 266

Custom Processing

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by inserting after “shellfish” the following:- “provided further that $600,000 shall expended to provide technical and financial assistance to custom slaughter operations and exempt poultry operations to upgrade to become USDA inspected, provided further that not less than $500,000 shall be provided to the operations for related costs including but not limited to facility improvements, and staff training”; and further by striking the figure "$8,626,467" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$9,726,467".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-266-R1

Redraft ENV 266

Custom Processing

Messrs. Tarr and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by inserting after “shellfish” the following:- “provided further that $600,000 shall expended to provide technical and financial assistance to custom slaughter operations and exempt poultry operations to upgrade to become USDA inspected, of which not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the operations for related costs including but not limited to facility improvements, and staff training”; and further by striking the figure "$8,626,467" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$9,226,467".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-266-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 266

Custom Processing

Messrs. Tarr 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 $100,000 shall be expended for costs to provide technical and financial assistance, including, but not limited to, facility improvements and staff training, to upgrade custom slaughter operations and exempt poultry operations to United States Department of Agriculture inspected operations”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2511-0100,  by striking out the figure "$8,626,467" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$8,726,467".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-267

ENV 267

Sustain natural and working lands carbon in communities

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

"SECTION _. 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, as defined in section 1a of chapter 128 of the general laws; (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 _. Said chapter 21N is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

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.

(b) 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, 2022 and every fifth year thereafter.

(c) The executive office of energy and environmental affairs shall develop policies, programs, grants, loans and incentives to meet the statewide natural and working lands goal as identified in the plan, including, but not limited to, a communities for a sustainable climate program. The executive office of energy and environmental affairs shall apply and disburse monies and revenues as provided in this section.

(d) The secretary shall establish a communities for a sustainable climate program. The purpose of the program shall be to provide technical and financial assistance, including incentives, grants and loans, to municipalities that qualify as sustainable communities under this section. These incentives, grants and loans shall be used to finance all or a portion of the costs of designing, constructing and implementing actions and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration on natural and working lands.

(e) To qualify as a community for a sustainable climate, a municipality or other local governmental body shall comply with eligibility requirements developed by the secretary or his designee. Eligibility requirements are intended to incentivize communities to adopt policies and practices that protect, enhance, and restore carbon stocks on natural and working lands beyond business as usual. The secretary shall set eligibility requirements from among, but not limited to, the following: (1) adopt a municipal tree retention and replacement by-law or ordinance; (2) adopt natural resource protection zoning, as defined by the secretary; (3) collect a reasonable fee to be used exclusively for measures to remedy and offset the generation of greenhouse gases caused by activities that convert forest, wetlands, and agricultural lands for development at a size and scale determined by the secretary; (4) adopt a municipal transfer of development rights by-law or ordinance; and (5) adopt and implement a municipal procurement policy for municipal purchasing and substituting wood products for municipal operations and assets, where feasible, including but not limited to, concrete and steel in buildings. The secretary may waive specified requirements based on a written finding that, due to unusual circumstances, a municipality cannot reasonably meet the requirements and that the municipality has committed to alternative measures that advance the purposes of the communities for a sustainable climate program as effectively as adherence to the requirements. The Secretary may adopt alternative eligibility requirements that provide opportunities to achieve the goals of the program.

(f) The secretary may develop policies to provide for consistency and predictability and to help offset the impacts of municipal ordinances and by-laws upon the private sector under the communities for a sustainable climate program that may be adopted by participating communities, including, but not limited to, grants, loans, incentives and tax credits and expedited permitting for practices and strategies consistent with the goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase carbon sequestration on natural and working lands.

(g) Funding for the communities for a sustainable climate program in any single fiscal year shall be available, without the need for further appropriation, from sources including, but not limited to: (1) the global warming solutions trust fund established in section 35GGG of chapter 10 of the general laws; and (2) land management and restoration grant, loan and incentive programs administered by the executive office of energy and environmental affairs.

(h) The secretary may develop and implement communities for a sustainable climate as a stand-alone program or combine said program with other municipal assistance programs related to climate adaptation, resiliency or mitigation, including, but not limited to, the municipal vulnerability preparedness program and the green communities program, established in this chapter.

(i) The secretary shall adopt rules, regulations, and guidelines for the administration, oversight, accountability and enforcement of this section, including, but not limited to, establishing eligibility criteria, funding priority, application forms and procedures, and reporting requirements.

(j) The secretary shall annually, not later than April 1, submit a report to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture, and the senate and house committees on ways and means detailing the expenditures and results relative to the communities for a sustainable climate program."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-268

ENV 268

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0100, by inserting after the words "administration of the department" 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: FY2022-S3-268-R1

Redraft ENV 268

Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center

Mr. Moore 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: FY2022-S3-269

ENV 269

Parking Meter Local Approval

Messrs. Brownsberger, O'Connor and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding after Section XX, the following new section:-

SECTION XX. Section 37 of chapter 92 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding at the end of the first paragraph the following:- No such rule or regulation shall provide for the collection of any charge or fee for parking on any boulevard, roadway, parkway, way or any portion thereof, under the jurisdictional care, custody or control of the commissioner, between regularly established curb lines or that part, exclusive of shoulders, improved and intended to be open and used for vehicular traffic by the public on a public way unless the commissioner has received prior approval from the local appropriating authority, as defined in section 21C of chapter 59, of the municipality in whose boundaries such charge or fee is collected on or after January 1, 2021. Any municipal approval of any rule or regulation providing for the collection of such charge or fee for parking prior to January 1, 2021 shall be inoperative for the purposes of this section.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-270

ENV 270

Lovin' Spoonfuls

Mr. Moore, Ms. Chandler, Messrs. Rush and Eldridge 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 $100,000 shall be expended for the expansion of Lovin' Spoonfuls Food Rescue into Worcester County, to provide funds to Lovin' Spoonfuls, Inc. to begin perishable food delivery operations in Worcester County"; and by striking out the figure "$30,260,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$30,360,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-271

ENV 271

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Messrs. Timilty and Keenan 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 $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum";

and  by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-271-R1

Redraft ENV 271

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Messrs. Timilty, Keenan and O'Connor, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Feeney, Eldridge and 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 $250,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills trailside museum"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$400,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-272

ENV 272

Drought Management and Water Supply Resiliency

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by inserting the following words:-"; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended by the department for grants to support the development of regional drought management and drinking water supply resilience plans by municipal collaborations or regional planning agencies" and further by striking the figure, "$33,284,358" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$33,484,358".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-272-R1

Redraft ENV 272

Drought Management and Water Supply Resiliency

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended by the department for grants to support the development of regional drought management and drinking water supply resilience plans in Essex County"; and by striking out the figure "$33,284,358" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$33,384,358".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-273

ENV 273

The Resilient Randolph Fund

Mr. Timilty 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 $100,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley’s Resilient Randolph Fund to provide resources for emergency assistance”;

and in by striking out the figure "$30,260,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$30,360,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-274

ENV 274

Blue Hills Science Observatory

Messrs. Timilty, Keenan, Feeney, Eldridge, Barrett, Fattman, O'Connor and Cyr 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 $125,000 be expended for the Blue Hill Weather Observatory and Science Center";

and by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$275,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-275

ENV 275

Stoughton Recreation Improvements

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 $30,000 shall be expended for street hockey boards in the town of Stoughton";

and by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure;- "$180,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-276

ENV 276

Study on the effects of the COVID-19 Vaccines on people exposed to PFAS

Mr. Velis, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2250-2000, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 be expended to establish and conduct a study by UMASS Amherst on the effects of the COVID-19 Vaccines on people exposed to PFAS”; and

by striking out the figure “$2,253,276” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,503,276”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-277

ENV 277

Pollinator Hive Loss Prevention and Stewardship

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by inserting at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended by 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 by striking out the figures “$8,626,467 ” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$8,726,467”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-278

ENV 278

Protecting the Rights of Municipalities and Districts

Ms. Gobi and Mr. Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0109, by adding at the end thereof the following:-

“; provided further that to ensure the permit program granted to the department under section 2 of chapter 21G of the General Laws assists in the comprehensive management of the water resources of the commonwealth to ensure an appropriate balance among competing water withdrawals and uses, as well as preservation of water resources itself, all properly filed water management act renewal registration statements, which enable the department to document baseline water use in the commonwealth, shall entitle the registrants to their registered water use volumes without conditions excepting that the department may require proper metering or other means to accurately measure the volume of water withdrawn under a renewal registration statement; and provided further, that no regulations may be promulgated that would allow the imposition of any such conditions other than withdrawal volume measurement”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-280

ENV 280

Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District Food Pantries

Messrs. Timilty and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- "provided further that $350,000 earmark to be distributed equally amongst the 14 local food pantries in the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District: (i) Avon Baptist Church Food Pantry; (ii) Braintree Community Food Pantry; (iii) The Marge Crispin Center; (iv) Canton Helpline Food Pantry; (v) East Bridgewater Food Pantry at the Union Congregational Church; (vi) St. John Food Pantry in East Bridgewater; (vii) My Brother's Keeper Food Pantry in Easton; (viii) Milton Community Food Pantry; (ix) Friendly Food Pantry of Randolph; (x) Destiny Molders Church of Randolph; (xi) Community Food Pantry - The First Congregational Church of Sharon; (xii) Ilse Marks Food Pantry in Stoughton; (xiii) Immaculate Conception Food Pantry in Stoughton; (xiv) West Bridgewater Food Pantry, Inc.";

and by striking out the figure "$8,626,467" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$8,976,467".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-282

ENV 282

Water Quality Monitoring

Messrs. Barrett and Eldridge 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 $30,000 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 in said section 2, in said item 2200-0100, by striking out the figure “$33,284,358” and inserting in the place thereof the following figure:- “$33,314,358”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-284

ENV 284

Monatiquot River Restoration

Messrs. Keenan and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0101, by inserting after the words "wetland restoration," the following words:- "including the restoration of the Monatiquot River, and".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-285

ENV 285

East Longmeadow Veterans Memorial

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 $100,000 shall be expended to the East Longmeadow Veterans Memorial Fund for the construction of a Veterans Memorial in the Town of East Longmeadow”; and by striking out the figure “$150,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$250,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-286

ENV 286

Addressing Food Insecurity in Granby

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $10,000 be expended to the Granby To-Go program in the town of Granby to provide food and other basic needs assistance for families;” and by striking out the figure “$30,260,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$30,270,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-287

ENV 287

DCR Solar Canopies

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

SECTION _.(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 34 to 37 of chapter 7C of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the division of capital asset management and maintenance, in consultation with the department of conservation and recreation may enter into leases, and the department of conservation and recreation may enter into other agreements, using whatever open and competitive process as the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance approves for leases or the commissioner of the department of conservation and recreation approves for other agreements for terms not to exceed 30 years upon certain parcels of land or portions thereof held for conservation and recreation purposes, as described in subsection (b). Said leases and agreements shall be for the purposes of constructing, operating, maintaining and repairing so called solar thermal or solar photovoltaic generating structures or such structures paired with energy storage systems, where 100 per cent of the nameplate capacity of the solar photovoltaic modules used for generating power and of the power capacity of any paired energy storage system is installed on rooftops or parking lots or other paved parking surfaces in a manner that maintains the function of the area beneath the solar installation, along with any associated equipment and infrastructure, including without limitation poles, footings, wires, conduits, transformers and associated systems necessary or desirable to complete the work and make any connections to the electric grid if desired. The division of capital asset management and maintenance and the department of conservation and recreation shall consult with the department of energy resources during the lease or other agreement process.

(b) The parcels of land, or portions thereof, subject to the authorization in subsection (a) are as follows: Steriti Memorial Rink in the North End section of the city of Boston; Murphy Memorial Rink in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; Bajko Memorial Rink in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston; Devine Memorial Skating Rink in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; the maintenance facilities off Water and Taylor Streets in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; the Northpoint Maintenance Facility in the city of Cambridge; Squantum Point Park in the city of Quincy; Leo J. Martin Memorial Golf Course in the town of Weston and the city of Newton; the maintenance facilities off Pond Street in the town of Stoneham; Fort Phoenix State Reservation in the town of Fairhaven; the so called Smart Barn at Great Brook Farm Reservation in town of Carlisle; Hopkinton State Park in the towns of Ashland and Hopkinton; and the parcels that will comprise the Worcester Visitor Center in the city of Worcester.

(c) There may be 2 options for renewal or extension, not to exceed 10 years each, of any lease and other agreement executed under subsection (a). This renewal or extension shall be at the discretion of the department of conservation and recreation or the division of capital asset management and maintenance, as applicable, in accordance with the original lease or agreement terms and conditions or such terms and conditions more favorable to the commonwealth.

(d) (1) The leases and other agreements authorized in subsection (a) may be with 1 or more respondents selected as part of the open and competitive process and shall be on terms, conditions, and consideration acceptable to the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance for leases or the commissioner of the department of conservation and recreation for other agreements, in consultation with the commissioner of the department of energy resources. Said leases and agreements shall require, at a minimum, that the solar structures and associated installations avoid or minimize impacts to the areas beneath the solar structures and to existing facility operations to the maximum extent practicable.

(2) A lease or other agreement shall provide for appropriate remedies, including termination of the lease or adequate mitigation to be deposited into the Conservation Trust established under section 1 of chapter 132A of the General Laws in the event the lessee or operator fails to abide by the requirements of this subsection.

(3) Any consideration or other payments received from the leases and other agreements authorized by this section shall be payable to the department of conservation and recreation for deposit into the Conservation Trust, established under said section 1 of said chapter 132A of the General Laws, to be expended without further appropriation to acquire lands or interests therein to ensure a no-net-loss of lands protected for natural resource purposes.

(4) Any lease or other agreement shall require the lessee or operator to carry comprehensive general liability insurance with the commonwealth named as an additional insured, protecting the commonwealth against all personal injury or property damage arising from constructing, operating, maintaining and repairing or decommissioning the solar canopy structures and associated installations authorized by this section.

(5) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the lease or other agreement shall provide for the lessee or operator to manage, operate, improve, repair and maintain the solar structures and associated installation at the lessee's or operator's sole expense, shall include requirements for the lessee or operator to remove the solar canopy structures and other installations and restore the land and facilities at the end of the lease or other agreement, or sooner if the installation is antiquated or abandoned, at no cost to the commonwealth in the event the commonwealth does not elect to take ownership of the solar canopy structures and other installations, and shall compensate the commonwealth for disruption to the operations of the department of conservation and recreation, including lost parking revenue, and any damage caused to the parcels of land, or portions thereof, described in subsection (b) resulting from the construction, operation, maintenance, repair or decommissioning of the solar canopy structures and associated installations authorized by this section. No branding, logos or other advertising shall be displayed on the solar canopy structures and associated installations. The commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance or the commissioner of the department of conservation and recreation, as applicable, may prescribe additional terms and conditions consistent with this section.

(e) The selected bidder for a lease or other agreement under subsection (a) or subsection (f) shall be responsible for all costs determined to be necessary or appropriate for implementing the lease or other agreement, including without limitation legal work, surveys and consultant services, as determined by the division of capital asset management and maintenance or the department of conservation and recreation, as applicable.

(f) If any lease or other agreement authorized by subsection (a) is terminated prior to the expiration of the initial term, the division of capital asset management and maintenance or the department of conservation and recreation, as applicable, in consultation with the department of energy resources, may, at its option, hold 1 additional open and competitive process to secure a new operator for the parcel or potion thereof under a lease or other agreement for a new term not to exceed 30 years, with 2 new options to renew or extend of 10 years each, for the purposes set forth in subsection (a). Any such lease or other agreement entered into under this subsection shall comply with all other requirements of this section.​


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-288

ENV 288

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 that $25,000 shall be expended for Margaret Fuller House in Cambridge for improvements to their food pantry and pandemic response; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for Harvest on Vine, a food pantry in the Charlestown"; and in said item by striking the figure “$30,260,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$30,310,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-289

ENV 289

Environmental Police Patrols

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2030-1000, by adding the following words:-";provided further, that $500,000 shall expended to increase protection of right whales in Massachusetts by increasing the patrols of the Massachusetts Environmental Police and their ability to identify and remove abandoned fishing gear and to further enhance their ability to enforce speed restrictions to minimize unfortunate interactions between vessels and right whales"; and by striking out the figure "$ 12,837,787", and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$13,337,787".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-289-R1

Redraft ENV 289

Environmental Police Patrols

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2030-1000, by adding the following words:-

"; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the protection of right whales by increasing the patrols of the office  and its officers’   ability to identify and remove abandoned fishing gear and to enhance their ability to enforce speed restrictions to minimize potentially harmful interactions between vessels and right whales"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2030-1000, by striking out the figure "$12,837,787" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$13,087,787".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-290-R1

Redraft ENV 290

Aquatic Invasive Species Control

Ms. Creem, Messrs. O'Connor and Cyr, Ms. Jehlen, Ms. Moran and Mr. Pacheco 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 $100,000 shall be expended for the purposes of aquatic invasive species control for the Charles River and Mystic River"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2800-0100, by striking out the figure "$4,482,205" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$4,582,205".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-290

ENV 290

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 "$4,482,205" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$4,832,205".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-291

ENV 291

Marine Biological Laboratory STEM Program

Ms. Moran, Messrs. O'Connor and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the development and implementation of STEM educational and skills training opportunities for Massachusetts public school students and educators at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole”; and by striking out the figure "7,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "7,200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-291-R1

Redraft ENV 291

Marine Biological Laboratory STEM Program

Ms. Moran, Messrs. O'Connor and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-1192, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the development and implementation of science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational and skills training opportunities for public school students and educators at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole in the town of Falmouth”; and by striking out the figure "$1,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-292

ENV 292

Coastal Water Assessment

Ms. Moran, Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and 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 $550,000 shall be expended for a program of collaborative research by the division of marine fisheries through the Marine Fisheries Institute in collaboration with the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, that applies innovative technology to assess the biomass of fish in the region managed by the New England Fishery Management Council and of which not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the hydrodynamic modeling of coastal waters to accurately assess delineation of shellfish growing area classifications and other applications to improve management of marine fisheries resources”; and by striking out the figure "7,191,891" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "7,741,891".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-293

ENV 293

Green Crab Trapping and Great Marsh Restoration

Messrs. Tarr 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 $150,000 shall be expended for marsh restoration and revitalization, including but not limited to a green crab trapping program as for applied research and product development, and for high resolution drone mapping of the great marsh deterioration, and for the continuation of microplastic and macroplastics sampling and academic study and processing for water column, beach environment, marsh peat and eel grass"; and by striking out the figure "$7,191,891" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$7,341,891".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-293-R1

Redraft ENV 293

Green Crab Trapping and Great Marsh Restoration

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Cyr and Ms. Moran 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 $100,000 shall be expended for marsh restoration and revitalization, including, but not limited to: (i) a green crab trapping program for applied research and product development; (ii) high resolution drone mapping of the great marsh deterioration; (iii) the continuation of microplastic and macroplastics sampling; and (iv) academic study and processing for water column, beach environment, marsh peat and eel grass"; and in said section 2, in said item 2330-0100, by striking out the figure "$7,191,891" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$7,291,891".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-294

ENV 294

Water Supply Protection Trust

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0101, by adding at the end thereof the following:-“; provided further, that in accordance with an annual staffing plan, the staffing levels, hiring, and promotions at the division of water supply protection, as granted under section 75 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, shall not be subject to any restrictions, limitations, or caps imposed by any executive office or department of the commonwealth”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-294-R1

Redraft ENV 294

Water Supply Protection Trust

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Moran and Mr. Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 4 the following section:-

“SECTION 4A. Section 75 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the figure “(c)”, in line 95, the following words:- “; provided, however, that in accordance with an annual staffing plan, the staffing levels, hiring and promotions at the division of water supply protection shall not be subject to any restriction, limitation or cap imposed by any executive office or department”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-295-R1

Redraft ENV 295

Shellfish Advisory Panel

Ms. Moran, Mr. Tarr, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. O'Connor, Pacheco and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 23 the following section:-

“SECTION 23A. Chapter 130 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 1B the following section:-

Section 1C. There shall be established within the division of marine fisheries a shellfish advisory panel to: (i) advise the director on matters of concern relevant to shellfish fisheries; (ii) provide a forum for governmental entities to receive and disseminate information relevant to shellfish resources and shellfish management; and (iii) allow members of the public and representatives of governmental entities to bring forth emerging issues in shellfish fisheries.

The shellfish advisory panel shall consist of: the director of the division of marine fisheries or a designee, who shall serve as chair; the commissioner of agriculture resources or a designee; the commissioner of environmental protection or a designee; the director of the food protection program within the department of public health or a designee; the director of coastal zone management or a designee; the executive director of the commission on Indian affairs or a designee; the chairs of the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture or their designees; and 14 members appointed by the chair, 1 of whom shall be a representative of the federal National Sea Grant College Program in the commonwealth, 2 of whom shall be holders of valid seafood dealer permits and be involved in the wholesale or retail sale of shellfish, 1 of whom shall be a holder of a valid Massachusetts commercial fishing permit and be involved in a Massachusetts-managed wild harvest shellfish fishery, 2 of whom shall be holders of valid state and municipal commercial shellfish permits and be involved with wild harvest of municipally-managed shellfish, 3 of whom shall be holders of both a valid Massachusetts aquaculture permit and a municipal site license for the commercial production of shellfish, 1 of whom shall be a holder of a valid recreational shellfish permit in a municipality in the commonwealth and be involved with the recreational harvest of shellfish, 2 of whom shall be current municipal shellfish constables nominated by the Massachusetts Shellfish Officers Association, 1 of whom shall be a member of the marine fisheries advisory commission and 1 of whom shall be a representative from a non-governmental organization involved with shellfish conservation. Members appointed by the chair shall reflect diverse coastal geographic distribution and stakeholder representation.

Individuals appointed by the chair to serve on the shellfish advisory panel shall serve a term of 3 years and may be eligible for re-appointment by the chair. Members of panel shall serve without compensation. The panel shall meet not less than 2 times annually to address issues of substance related to shellfish resources, fisheries and management and assist in the dissemination of information to stakeholders. The chair shall consider the input of the panel."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-295

ENV 295

Shellfish Advisory Panel

Ms. Moran, Mr. Tarr, Ms. Comerford and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following new section:-

"SECTION __. There shall be established within the division of marine fisheries a shellfish advisory panel to advise the director on matters of concern relevant to shellfish fisheries, provide a forum for Massachusetts governmental entities to receive and disseminate information relevant to shellfish resources and shellfish management, and allow members of the public and representatives of governmental entities of Massachusetts to bring forth emerging issues in shellfish fisheries.

The shellfish advisory panel  shall include: the director of the division of marine fisheries or a designee, who shall serve as Chair; the commissioner of the department of agriculture resources or a designee; the commissioner of the department of environmental protection or a designee; the head of department of public health’s food protection program or a designee; the director of the office of coastal zone management or a designee; the executive director of the Massachusetts commission on Indian affairs or a designee, two members of the General Court’s joint committee on environment, natural resources, and agriculture or their designees, and up to 15 individuals appointed by the director with due regard for coastal geographic distribution and stakeholder representation.  Said 15 individuals shall be appointed by the director as follows; one shall be a representative of the national oceanic and atmospheric sea grant programs established within Massachusetts; two shall hold valid seafood dealer permits and be involved in the wholesale or retail sale of shellfish; one shall hold a valid Massachusetts commercial fishing permit and be involved in a Massachusetts managed wild harvest shellfish fishery; two shall hold valid state and municipal  commercial shellfish permits and be involved with wild harvest of municipally managed shellfish; three shall hold both a valid Massachusetts aquaculture permit and a municipal site license for the commercial production of  shellfish; one shall hold a valid recreational shellfish permit within a municipality of Massachusetts and be involved with the recreational harvest of shellfish; two shall be current municipal shellfish constables nominated by the Massachusetts shellfish officers association; one shall be a member of the marine fisheries advisory commission; and one shall be a representative from a non-governmental organization involved with shellfish conservation.

Individuals appointed by the director to serve on the shellfish advisory panel shall serve a term not to exceed three years and may be eligible for re-appointment by the director.  The shellfish advisory panel shall be convened by the Chair at least twice per calendar year to address issues of substance related to shellfish resources, fisheries, and management and assist in the dissemination of information to stakeholders. The Chair shall consider the input of the panel.

Nothing herein shall be construed to conflict with section 52 of this chapter."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-296

ENV 296

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge, Moore, Fattman, Tarr, Pacheco, Gomez, Cyr and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further that, the inland fisheries and game fund shall be reimbursed annually from the general fund for all loss of revenue for any fishing or hunting license provided at a discount and for any license provided free of charge”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-296-R1

Redraft ENV 296

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge, Moore, Fattman, Tarr, Pacheco, Gomez, Cyr and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that the Inland Fisheries and Game Fund shall be reimbursed annually from the General Fund for all lost revenue attributed to the issuance of discounted or free hunting and fishing licenses”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-297

ENV 297

Mass Animal Fund

Mr. Tarr, Ms. DiZoglio, Mr. O'Connor 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 $100,000 shall be expended for the Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund" and by striking out the figure "$8,626,467" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$8,726,467".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-298

ENV 298

Shellfish Advisory Panel

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

"SECTION _.  There shall be established within the division of marine fisheries a shellfish advisory panel to advise the director on matters of concern relevant to shellfish fisheries, provide a forum for Massachusetts governmental entities to receive and disseminate information relevant to shellfish resources and shellfish management, and allow members of the public and representatives of governmental entities of Massachusetts to bring forth emerging issues in shellfish fisheries."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-298-R1

Redraft ENV 298

Shellfish Advisory Panel

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

SECTION _.  There shall be established within the division of marine fisheries a shellfish advisory panel to advise the director on matters of concern relevant to shellfish fisheries, provide a forum for Massachusetts governmental entities to receive and disseminate information relevant to shellfish resources and shellfish management, and allow members of the public and representatives of governmental entities of Massachusetts to bring forth emerging issues in shellfish fisheries.

The shellfish advisory panel  shall include: the director of the division of marine fisheries or a designee, who shall serve as Chair; the commissioner of the department of agriculture resources or a designee; the commissioner of the department of environmental protection or a designee; the head of department of public health’s food protection program or a designee; the director of the office of coastal zone management or a designee; the executive director of the Massachusetts commission on Indian affairs or a designee, two members of the General Court’s joint committee on environment, natural resources, and agriculture or their designees, and up to 15 individuals appointed by the director with due regard for coastal geographic distribution and stakeholder representation.  Said 15 individuals shall be appointed by the director as follows; one shall be a representative of the national oceanic and atmospheric sea grant programs established within Massachusetts; two shall hold valid seafood dealer permits and be involved in the wholesale or retail sale of shellfish; one shall hold a valid Massachusetts commercial fishing permit and be involved in a Massachusetts managed wild harvest shellfish fishery; two shall hold valid state and municipal  commercial shellfish permits and be involved with wild harvest of municipally managed shellfish; three shall hold both a valid Massachusetts aquaculture permit and a municipal site license for the commercial production of  shellfish; one shall hold a valid recreational shellfish permit within a municipality of Massachusetts and be involved with the recreational harvest of shellfish; two shall be current municipal shellfish constables nominated by the Massachusetts shellfish officers association; one shall be a member of the marine fisheries advisory commission; and one shall be a representative from a non-governmental organization involved with shellfish conservation.

Individuals appointed by the director to serve on the shellfish advisory panel shall serve a term not to exceed three years and may be eligible for re-appointment by the director.  The shellfish advisory panel  shall be convened by the Chair at least twice per calendar year to address issues of substance related to shellfish resources, fisheries, and management and assist in the dissemination of information to stakeholders. The Chair shall consider the input of the panel.

Nothing herein shall be construed to conflict with section 52 of this chapter.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-299

ENV 299

Energy Storage Study

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

"SECTION _. The department of energy resources, in consultation with the Massachusetts clean energy center and the carbon reduction research center, shall study the feasibility of optimizing the deployment and utilization of both new and existing long-duration energy storage systems in the commonwealth capable of absorbing energy, storing it for a period of time and thereafter dispatching the energy for a minimum period of five hours or greater.  The goal of said systems would be to a) enhance the reliable delivery of electricity to Massachusetts consumers; b) improve the reliability and integration of intermittent renewable energy or clean energy generation; c) reduce carbon emissions; and d) minimize ratepayer costs. The study shall determine the commercial availability of said systems, including performance under frequent deployment, barriers to deployment or utilization, and incentives that could facilitate their deployment or utilization.  The department of energy resources shall submit recommendations to the clerks of the house of representatives and senate and to the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities, and energy no later than December 31, 2022."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-300

ENV 300

PFAS Testing & Treatment Funding Deadline Extension

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

"SECTION_. Section 2A of Chapter 142 of the Acts of 2019 is hereby amended in item 2250-2002, in line 7, by striking out the word “2021” and inserting in place thereof “2022”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-301

ENV 301

Doyle Playground

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the department of conservation and recreation for the site cleanup and initial design phase for Doyle playground, located in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston" and in said item by striking the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$400,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-302

ENV 302

Environmental Police DCR Patrols

Messrs. Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2030-1000, by adding at the end thereof the following:- “; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the payroll costs of officers performing directed patrols on property managed by the department of conservation and recreation”​.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-303

ENV 303

Coastal and Marsh Revitalization

Messrs. Tarr 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 $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 by striking out the figure “$7,191,891” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$7,366,891".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-304

ENV 304

Fishing Partnership Support Services

Messrs. Cyr, Tarr and O'Connor 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 Fishing Partnership Support Services initiatives to educate, train, and mentor young and beginning commercial fishermen and fisherwomen in Massachusetts through a registered apprentice program”.; and by striking out the figure “390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$490,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-304-R1

Redraft ENV 304

Fishing Partnership Support Services

Messrs. Cyr, Tarr and O'Connor, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Pacheco and Montigny 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 Fishing Partnership Support Services initiatives to educate, train and mentor young and beginning individuals engaged in commercial fishing in the commonwealth through a registered apprentice program”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$490,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-305

ENV 305

Manchester-by-the-Sea’s “Confronting the Challenges of Climate Change” project with Gloucester, Essex, and Rockport

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended in support of Manchester-by-the-Sea’s “Confronting the Challenges of Climate Change” project with Gloucester, Essex, and Rockport"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-306

ENV 306

Marsh and riverway restoration and resiliency projects in the town of Essex

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for marsh and riverway restoration and resiliency projects in the town of Essex" and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-306-R1

Redraft ENV 306

Marsh and riverway restoration and resiliency projects in the town of Essex

Mr. Tarr 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 $20,000 shall be expended for marsh and riverway restoration and resiliency projects in the town of Essex"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$170,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-307

ENV 307

RPS Enforcement

Mr. Barrett, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Lesser, Hinds, Gomez and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting the following new section:-

SECTION XX. Chapter 25A of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 18. (a) Upon department issuance of a notice of non-compliance, any alternative compliance payment owed by a retail electric supplier pursuant to this chapter, including any interest, additional amount, addition to debt, assessable penalty under section 7 of this chapter, together with any costs that may accrue in addition thereto, shall constitute a debt to the department. Such debt shall also be a lien in favor of the department upon all property and rights to property, whether real or personal, belonging to the indebted retail electric supplier, including property acquired after the lien arises. The lien shall arise at the time the department issues the first notice of non-compliance and shall continue until: (1) the debt is satisfied; (2) a judgment against the retail electric supplier arising out of such debt is satisfied; or (3) any such debt or judgment becomes unenforceable by reason of the lapse of time. The lien created in favor of the department for any owed alternative compliance payment shall remain in full force and effect for a period of 10 years after the date of issuance of the first notice of non-compliance. For bankruptcy cases under relevant chapters of the United States Code, the running of the period of limitations in this section shall be suspended for the period during which the department is prohibited by reason of such case from collecting the lien, and for the period during which a plan for payment of the lien is in effect, and for six months thereafter. The running of the period of limitations in this section shall be suspended for the period during which the payment or collection is stayed pursuant to the retail electric supplier contesting the lien. If the lien would extend beyond its initial or any subsequent 10-year period, the department shall be authorized to refile its notice of lien. If any such refiled lien is filed within the ''required refiling period'', as that term is defined in section 6323(g)(3) of the Code, the lien in favor of the department shall relate back to the date of the first such lien filing. Otherwise, any such refiled lien shall be effective from the date of its filing. The department shall promulgate such regulations as may be necessary for the implementation of this subsection.

(b) The lien imposed by this section shall not be perfected as against any mortgagee, pledgee, purchaser, creditor, or judgment creditor until notice thereof has been filed by the department:

(1) With respect to real property or fixtures, in the registry of deeds of the county where such property is situated, and

(2) With respect to personal property other than fixtures, in the filing office in which the filing of a financing statement would perfect, under Article 9 of chapter 106, an attached nonpossessory security interest in tangible personal property belonging to the retail electric supplier liable to pay the alternative compliance payment as if the retail electric supplier were located in the commonwealth under section 9-307 of said chapter 106. The filing of any such lien or of a waiver or release of any such lien shall be received and registered or recorded without payment of any fee in the commonwealth.

(c) In any case where an alternative compliance payment becomes due upon issuance of a notice of non-compliance, the department, in addition to other modes of relief, may direct a civil action to be filed in a superior court of the commonwealth to collect the debt or enforce the lien of the department under this section with respect to such liability, or to subject any property of whatever nature, of the indebted retail electric supplier, or in which they have any right, title, or interest, to the payment of such liability.

(d) The department may issue a waiver or release of any lien imposed by this section. Such waiver or release shall be conclusive evidence that the lien upon the property covered by the waiver or release is extinguished. The department shall issue a waiver or release of any lien imposed by this section in any case where the debt for which such lien attached has been paid or legally abated.

(e) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may establish financial compliance assurance requirements for any retail electricity supplier subject to requirements or standards established in this chapter. The department may require a bond or other security in amount and form as determined to be necessary and appropriate to ensure compliance with all such requirements or standards.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-308

ENV 308

UMass Extension

Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Eldridge, Moore, Lesser, O'Connor, Gomez and Cronin 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 $1,046,400 shall be expended for the Center for Agriculture, Food, and the Environment at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to be used for the hiring and maintenance of certain positions"; and by striking out the figure "$8,626,467" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$9,672,867".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-310-R1

Redraft ENV 310

Trail connection for the Town of North Andover

Mr. Tarr 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 $75,000 shall be expended for the design, engineering and permitting of a boardwalk and trail connection for the Mills to Hills trail from Main street and around Osgood pond in the town of North Andover"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$225,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-310

ENV 310

Trail connection for the Town of North Andover

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting the following words:-"; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended to fund design, engineering, and permitting of a boardwalk and trail connection to the Mills to Hills trail from Main Street and around Osgood Pond in the town of North Andover" and by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$350,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-311

ENV 311

Brownfields

Messrs. Moore, Lesser and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2260-8872, by striking out the figure:- "$1,270,849" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$20,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-312

ENV 312

Playground improvements in the town of Auburn

Mr. Moore 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 playground improvements in the town of Auburn", and by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure :- "$200,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-313

ENV 313

Testing and Treatment of Cyanobacteria in Monponsett Pond

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 $124,000 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 “$150,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$274,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-314

ENV 314

Central Plymouth Water District Commission Annual Budget

Messrs. Brady and 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 $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 “$150,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-315

ENV 315

East Bridgewater Engineering Study-Forge Pond

Messrs. Brady and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2310-0200, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for engineering studies to determine a restoration plan for Forge Pond in the town of East Bridgewater”; and by striking out the figure "$16,081,737" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-''$16,156,737".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-315-R1

Redraft ENV 315

East Bridgewater Engineering Study-Forge Pond

Messrs. Brady and 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 $75,000 shall be expended for engineering studies to determine a restoration plan for Forge pond in the town of East Bridgewater”; and by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- ''$225,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-316

ENV 316

Clean Water Trust Contract Assistance

Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Eldridge, Moore and Feeney, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Hinds, O'Connor, Cyr and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0093, by striking out the figure:- “$39,014,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$63,383,680”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-317

ENV 317

Glyphosate Commission 

Messrs. Eldridge, Tarr, O'Connor and Cyr 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 creation and operation of a commission consisting of the following members: the commissioner of environmental protection, or a designee, who shall serve as chair; the commissioner of agricultural resources, or a designee; the commissioner of public health, or a designee; the director of the division of fisheries and wildlife, or a designee; and a representative of a land trust or other group with expertise in invasive plant management, who shall be designated by the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture; provided further, that such commission shall conduct a scientific review of the potential impacts of glyphosate and its most common alternative herbicides on the environment and public health, including a review, undertaken in collaboration with the natural heritage and endangered species program, of the potential impacts of glyphosate and most common alternative herbicides on: (i) all species of plants and animals that have been determined to be endangered, threatened, or of special concern pursuant to chapter 131A of the General Laws; and (ii) all significant habitats designated pursuant to said chapter 131A; provided further, that the commission may expend any portion of its funds it deems necessary to enable the collaboration of the natural heritage and endangered species program; provided further, that the pesticide subcommittee established under section 3A of chapter 132B of the General Laws shall use said scientific review as part of an individual review conducted under 333 C.M.R. 8.03 to determine whether current uses of glyphosate pose unreasonable adverse effects to the environment, and whether current registered uses of glyphosate should be altered or suspended; provided further, that the department shall submit the results of both the scientific review and individual review to the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture no later than December 31, 2021"; and by striking out the figure “$8,626,467” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,726,467”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-318

ENV 318

Funding Extension for Efforts Mitigating PFAS Impacts

Messrs. Keenan, Feeney, O'Connor, Pacheco, Cyr and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___ the following section:-

SECTION ___. Section 2A of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended in item 2250-2002, in line 7, by striking out the word “2021” and inserting in place thereof the following word:-

“2022”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-319

ENV 319

Quinn Road Water Storage Tank

Mr. Crighton 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 $150,000 be expended to the city of Lynn’s water commission for the procurement of an emergency generator at the "Quinn road" water storage tank and to upgrade the hardware of the water facilities geographic information system"; and by striking out the figure "$11,427,196" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$11,577,196".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-321

ENV 321

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-322

ENV 322

Friends of Gardner Field

Mr. Eldridge 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 $110,000 shall be made available for Friends of Gardner Field"; and by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$260,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-323

ENV 323

Townsend Ecumenical Outreach

Mr. Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- “; $50,000 shall be expended to the Townsend Ecumenical Outreach to acquire and maintain a van for the purposes of a mobile food pantry”; and by striking out the figure “$8,626,467” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,676,467”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-324

ENV 324

Support for the Spanish American Center's Mobile Food Pantry

Mr. Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- “; $50,000 shall be expended to the Spanish American Center, Inc. in the city of Leominster for the purpose of expanding and supporting its mobile food pantry”; and by striking out the figure “$8,626,467” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,676,467”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-325

ENV 325

Expansion of Growing Places Garden Project, Inc. to Increase Equitable Access to Healthy Food

Mr. Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- “; $50,000 shall be expended to Growing Places Garden Project, Inc. in the city of Leominster for the purpose of expanding equitable access to healthy food and environmental sustainability through education, collaboration, and advocacy”; and by striking out the figure “$8,626,467” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,676,467”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-326

ENV 326

World Farmers and the Flats Mentor Farm Program

Mr. Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- “; $25,000 shall be expended to Flats Mentor Farm for the purpose of on-farm infrastructure development improvements”; and by striking out the figure “$8,626,467” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,651,467”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-327

ENV 327

North River Commission

Messrs. O'Connor and Brady, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Timilty and 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 the funding of the North River Commission, pursuant to the Legislature’s Scenic Protective Order of 1978;” and by striking out the figure “$150,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-328

ENV 328

Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program

Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Feeney and Eldridge, Ms. Comerford, Ms. DiZoglio, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Moore and Lesser, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Hinds, O'Connor, Pacheco, Gomez, Keenan, Cyr and Timilty and Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2310-0300, by striking out the figure "$500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $1,000,000.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-329

ENV 329

Roslindale Gateway Path

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 $100,000 shall be expended for the Roslindale Gateway Path project located in the Roslindale section of the City of Boston" and in said item 2810-0122 by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$250,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-330

ENV 330

Green Space in Dedham

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 $100,000 shall be expended for the construction of green space in the Manor neighborhood in the town of Dedham" and in said item 2810-0122 by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$250,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-330-R1

Redraft ENV 330

Green Space in Dedham

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 $125,000 shall be expended for the construction of green space in the Manor neighborhood in the town of Dedham"; and by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$275,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-331-R1

Redraft ENV 331

Courageous Sailing

Mr. Rush 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 $250,000 shall be expended for the Courageous Sailing program” and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$640,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-331

ENV 331

Courageous Sailing

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, ;provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Courageous Sailing program and in said item by striking out the figures “$50,000,000” and inserting in place thereof:-"$50,250,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-332

ENV 332

Sharon Safe Play Space Equipment

Messrs. Feeney and 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 $25,000 shall be expended for the replacement and renovation of equipment at the Walter Griffin Playground in the Town of Sharon"; and by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$175,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-333

ENV 333

Burrs Pond Conservation Area in Seekonk

Mr. Feeney 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 assess the structural concerns at the Burr’s pond dam in the Burrs pond conservation area in the town of Seekonk"; and by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$175,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-334

ENV 334

Shark Research on Cape Cod

Messrs. Cyr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for an ecosystem-based study of White Shark presence and behavior within the nearshore areas of Cape Cod conducted by the Center for Coastal Studies."; and by striking out the figure “$1,049,242" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,124,242”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-334-R1

Redraft ENV 334

Shark Research on Cape Cod

Messrs. Cyr 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 $75,000 shall be expended for the Center for Coastal Studies, Inc. to conduct an ecosystem-based study of white shark presence and behavior within the nearshore areas of Cape Cod"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2330-0100, by striking out the figure “$7,191,891" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,266,891”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-335

ENV 335

MassEnergize

Messrs. Barrett and O'Connor 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 $100,000 shall be expended for MassEnergize, Inc. for its web platform, local decarbonization efforts, and staffing"; and in said section 2, in said item 2000-0100, by striking out the figure "$11,427,196" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$11,527,196".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-336

ENV 336

Spencer, Spencer Agricultural Association and Rutland Local Priorities

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding at the end thereof the following:

“; provided further that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the purchase of a wood chipper and a hook and go truck for the town of Spencer; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Spencer Agricultural Association; and provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the preservation, protection, signage and maintenance of historic prison camp structures in the town of Rutland”

and in said item by striking out the figures “$150,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$400,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-337

ENV 337

Sustainable Cape

Mr. Cyr 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 $50,000 shall be expended for Sustainable CAPE – Center for Agricultural Preservation & Education for a local food access, education and affordability program”; and by striking out the figure “$8,626,467” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,676,467”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-338

ENV 338

West Bridgewater Conservation Land Improvements

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 $20,000 shall be expended for improvements to town owned conservation land in the town of West Bridgewater";

and by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$170,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-339

ENV 339

Keep Massachusetts Beautiful

Messrs. Feeney, O'Connor and Gomez 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 “$150,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-341

ENV 341

West Bridgewater Rail Trail

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 $150,000 shall be granted to the Town of West Bridgewater to expand the West Bridgewater Rail Trail";

and by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$300,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-342

ENV 342

DCR Special Commission Extension

Ms. Rausch, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Lesser and Hinds, Ms. Comerford and Mr. Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following new section:-

SECTION XX. Section 100 of chapter 41 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended striking out the words “not later than December 1, 2020,” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “not later than December 31, 2021.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-342-R1

Redraft ENV 342

DCR Special Commission Extension

Ms. Rausch, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Lesser and Hinds, Ms. Comerford and Mr. Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 60 the following section:-

“SECTION 60A. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the special commission to recommend ways for the department of conservation and recreation to improve the management, operations and asset condition of the natural, cultural and recreational resources held by the department established in section 100 of chapter 41 of the acts of 2019 is hereby revived and continued to December 31, 2021.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-343

ENV 343

Canton Recreation Improvements

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 $30,000 shall be expended for the purchase of new street hockey boards in the town of Canton";

and by striking out the figure $150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$180,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-344-R1

Redraft ENV 344

Preservation of Public Beach Access

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

“SECTION 4A. Said chapter 10 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 35PPP the following section:-

Section 35QQQ. (a) There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the Revere Beach Reservation Trust Fund to be used, without further appropriation, by the secretary of energy and environmental affairs for the long-term preservation, maintenance, nourishment and public safety of Revere Beach in the city of Revere. Any balance in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund but shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to become deficient at any point during a fiscal year. Annually, not later than October 1, a report shall be filed with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate and the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include projects undertaken, expenditures made and income received by the fund.

(b) Not less than 50 per cent of the revenues collected by the department of conservation and recreation from parking stations installed on or after January 1, 2021 and not less than 50 per cent of the revenues generated through parking violations within the Revere Beach Reservation shall be deposited into the Revere Beach Reservation Trust Fund. Expenditures by the trust shall be used for capital improvements to Revere Beach Reservation.

Annually, not later than November 30, the department of conservation and recreation shall meet with the mayor of the city of Revere to discuss the maintenance and safety plan for the beach for the next calendar year as well as the balance and expenditures from the Revere Beach Reservation Trust Fund.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-344

ENV 344

Preservation of Public Beach Access

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

SECTION XX. Chapter 10 of the general laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following new section:-

Section 35MMM. (a) There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the Revere Beach Reservation Trust Fund to be used, without further appropriation, for the long-term preservation, maintenance, nourishment and public safety of Revere Beach in the city of Revere. Any balance in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund, but shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to become deficient at any point during a fiscal year. An annual report to include projects undertaken, expenditures made and income received by the fund shall be submitted to the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate and to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than October 1 of each year.

(b) Not less than 50 per cent of the revenues collected by the department of conservation and recreation from parking stations installed on or after January 1, 2021 and not less than 50 per cent of the revenues generated through parking violations within said Revere Beach Reservation shall be deposited into the Revere Beach Reservation Trust Fund. Expenditures by the trust shall be used for capital improvements to Revere Beach Reservation. On or before November 30 of each year, the department of conservation and recreation shall meet with the mayor of the city of Revere to discuss the maintenance and safety plan for the beach for the next calendar year as well as the balance and expenditures from the Revere Beach Reservation Trust Fund.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-345

ENV 345

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 $20,000 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 "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$170,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-346

ENV 346

Food Security Infrastructure Grant Program

Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Tarr 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 $15,000,000 shall be expended for the Food Security Infrastructure Grant program, provided, that the appropriation will allocate not more than fifty percent to for-profit enterprises, with priority given to farms and schools, and not less than fifty percent to nonprofit entities”; and by striking out the figure “$8,626,467” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$23,626,467”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-348

ENV 348

Deerfield River Study

Mr. Hinds and Ms. Comerford moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the Franklin Regional Council of Governments to conduct a study of the Deerfield River and its use in Franklin County"; and in said item by striking out the figure:- "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$490,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-349

ENV 349

Improving Fish Passage

Ms. Jehlen, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Eldridge, Feeney, Hinds, Keenan and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by adding the following:- 

"and provided further that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to support anadromous fish passage statewide";

And further amend said item, by striking out the figure "$7,191,891" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $7,441,714;


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-350

ENV 350

Eugene V. Lovely Memorial Field

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, that $25,000 shall be allocated to the town of Andover for the purpose of improvements to Eugene V. Lovely Memorial Field


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-350-R1

Redraft ENV 350

Eugene V. Lovely Memorial Field

Mr. Finegold 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 Andover for  environmental and recreational improvements, including the access, engagement and climate resiliency efforts outlined in the Shawsheen Master Plan and improvements to Eugene V. Lovely Memorial Field”; and in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure “$150,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-352

ENV 352

Castle Island and Marine Park

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following: ";provided further that not less than $500,000 shall be transferred to the Castle Island and Marine Park Trust for purposes including but not limited to maintenance and programming" and in said item by striking the figure "$50,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$50,500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-352-R1

Redraft ENV 352

Castle Island and Marine Park

Mr. Collins 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 $300,000 shall be transferred to the Castle Island and Marine Park Trust Fund for purposes including, but not limited to, maintenance and programming; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for operational and maintenance costs at the Harry McDonough Sailing Center, Inc.; provided further, that not less $100,000 shall be expended for costs including, but not limited to, short and long term staffing, capital improvements, maintenance, public safety and programming at Savin Hill Beach, Malibu Beach, Tenean Beach, the Neponset River Greenway, Toohig Park and Ryan Playground in the city of Boston "; and by striking out the figure "$50,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$50,500,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-353

ENV 353

Improving Fish Passage

Mr. Brady, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Keenan and Timilty 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 $250,000 shall be expended to support anadromous fish passage statewide";

and further amend said item, by striking out the figure "$7,191,891" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$7,441,891''.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-355

ENV 355

Andover Sidewalk and Pedestrian Safety

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, that $25,000 shall be allocated to the town of Andover to expand pedestrian safety in targeted school and business districts enhancing overall connectivity throughout the Town of Andover by adding new sidewalks and repairing existing sidewalks


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-355-R1

Redraft ENV 355

Andover Sidewalk and Pedestrian Safety

Mr. Finegold 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 $50,000 shall be expended for sidewalk and pedestrian safety improvements in the town of Andover, including the village of Ballardvale”; and in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$440,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-356

ENV 356

Staffing to fulfill the requirements of An Act Creating a Next Generation Roadmap for Massachusetts Climate Policy

Mr. Barrett, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Comerford, Mr. Moore, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Hinds, Collins, O'Connor, Crighton, Keenan, Cyr and Timilty and Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- “provided, that not less than $160,000 shall be expended for the executive office to hire personnel to aid in the implementation of chapter 8 of the acts of 2021”; and in said section 2, in said item 2000-0100, by striking out the figure “$11,427,196” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$11,587,196”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-357

ENV 357

Buzzards Bay Water Quality

Mr. Montigny, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Cyr and Pacheco 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 by the Buzzards Bay Coalition, Inc., for a coastal water quality and natural resource monitoring program in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound"; and by striking out the figure “$33,284,358” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$33,334,358”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-358

ENV 358

Town of Swampscott Harbor and Waterfront Plan

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 $50,000 shall be expended to the Town of Swampscott to assist with the fulfilment of studies, plans and projects outlined within the Town's harbor and waterfront plan”; and by striking out the figure "$150,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-359

ENV 359

Peddock's Island

Messrs. O'Connor and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding after section _____ the following section:-

"Section _____. Section 44 of chapter 85 of the acts of 1994, as most recently amended by section 69 of chapter 209 of the acts of 2018, is hereby further amended by striking out the words "cottages on Peddock's in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park Area" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- cottages, buildings of the Fort Andrews Complex and associated land delineated by the Department on Peddock's Island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area.​"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-360

ENV 360

Legislative impact

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

"SECTION_. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary the secretary of energy and environmental affairs in consultation with the secretary of administration and finance shall annual submit to the clerks of the house and senate, the joint Committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy and post on a public facing website the cost impact of compliance with chapter 8 of the acts of 2021 to municipalities and the citizens of the commonwealth

Said cost impact shall be submitted no later than December 31 annually."