Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-595

EPS 595

Untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

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

"SECTION XX. Section 2A of chapter 5 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by striking out item 8100-1014, as amended by section 40 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, and inserting in place thereof the following item:- 8100-1014. For costs associated with the collection and testing of all previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits by the crime laboratory within the department of state police or by an accredited private crime laboratory designated by the secretary of public safety and security; provided, that all previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits shall be tested within 180 days of the effective date of this act; provided further, that for the purposes of this item, “previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits” shall mean any sexual assault evidence kit or additional evidence collected contemporaneously with such kit that has not been subjected to a forensic DNA analysis intended to develop an autosomal DNA profile that is eligible for entry into CODIS and the state DNA databases; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for the purpose of this item until June 30, 2022…...........$8,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-595-R4

4th Redraft EPS 595

Untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

Messrs. Moore, Tarr and O'Connor, Ms. Moran and Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 36 the following section:-

"SECTION 36A. Section 2A of chapter 5 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by striking out item 8100-1014, as amended by section 40 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

8100-1014 For costs associated with the collection and testing of all previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits by the crime laboratory within the department of state police; provided, that police departments shall send previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits to an accredited private laboratory designated by the secretary of public safety and security; provided further, that the testing of the sexual evidence kit shall not exhaust the sample or be in violation of section 8 of chapter 278A of the General Laws; provided further, that for the purposes of this item, “previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits” shall mean any sexual assault evidence kit, or additional evidence collected contemporaneously with such kit, prior to April 13, 2018 that has not been subjected to a forensic DNA analysis intended to develop an autosomal DNA profile that is eligible for entry into CODIS, as defined in section 1 of chapter 22E of the General Laws, and the state DNA databases; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert to the General Fund but shall be made available for the purpose of this item until June 30, 2022…...........$8,000,000"; and by inserting after section 61 the following section:-

“SECTION 61A. All previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits provided for under item 8100-1014 of section 2A of chapter 5 of the acts of 2019 shall be sent for testing not later than 18 months from the effective date of this act.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-595-R1

Redraft EPS 595

Untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

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

"SECTION XX. Section 2A of chapter 5 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by striking out item 8100-1014, as amended by section 40 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, and inserting in place thereof the following item:- 8100-1014. For costs associated with the collection and testing of all previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits by an accredited private crime laboratory designated by the secretary of public safety and security; provided, that all previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits shall be tested within one year of the effective date of this act; provided further, that for the purposes of this item, “previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits” shall mean any sexual assault evidence kit or additional evidence collected contemporaneously with such kit that has not been subjected to a forensic DNA analysis intended to develop an autosomal DNA profile that is eligible for entry into CODIS and the state DNA databases; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for the purpose of this item until June 30, 2022…...........$8,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-595-R2

2nd Redraft EPS 595

Untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

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

"SECTION XX. Section 2A of chapter 5 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by striking out item 8100-1014, as amended by section 40 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, and inserting in place thereof the following item:- 8100-1014. For costs associated with the collection and testing of all previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits.  Within 18 months  of the effective date of this act the crime laboratory within the department of state police will send previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits to an accredited private laboratory designated by the secretary of public safety and security; provided, that the testing of the sexual evidence kit will not exhaust the sample or be in violation of section 8 of chapter 278A  of the general laws.  For the purposes of this item, “previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits” shall mean any sexual assault evidence kit or additional evidence collected contemporaneously with such kit prior to  April 13, 2018, that has not been subjected to a forensic DNA analysis intended to develop an autosomal DNA profile that is eligible for entry into CODIS and the state DNA databases; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for the purpose of this item until June 30, 2022...…..$8,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-595-R3

3rd Redraft EPS 595

Untested Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

Messrs. Moore, Tarr and O'Connor, Ms. Moran and Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 36 the following section:-

"SECTION 36A. Section 2A of chapter 5 of the acts of 2019 is hereby amended by striking out item 8100-1014, as amended by section 40 of chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

8100-1014 For costs associated with the collection and testing of all previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits by the crime laboratory within the department of state police; provided, that police departments shall send previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits to an accredited private laboratory designated by the secretary of public safety and security; provided further, that the testing of the sexual evidence kit shall not exhaust the sample or be in violation of section 8 of chapter 278A of the General Laws; provided further, that for the purposes of this item, “previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits” shall mean any sexual assault evidence kit, or additional evidence collected contemporaneously with such kit, prior to April 13, 2018 that has not been subjected to a forensic DNA analysis intended to develop an autosomal DNA profile that is eligible for entry into CODIS, as defined in section 1 of chapter 22E of the General Laws, and the state DNA databases; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert to the General Fund but shall be made available for the purpose of this item until June 30, 2022…...........$8,000,000"; and by inserting after section 61 the following section:-

“SECTION 61A. All previously untested investigatory sexual assault evidence kits provided for under item 8100-1014 of section 2A of chapter 5 of the acts of 2019 shall be tested not later than not later than 18 months from the effective date of this act.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-597

EPS 597

Hazardous Materials

Mr. DiDomenico, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Brady, Moore, Collins, Pacheco and Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0000, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the hazardous materials response team in the cities of Cambridge, Everett and Boston”; and by striking the figure $29,392,332” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$29,892,332”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-598

EPS 598

Battery Powered Extrication Tools Grant

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0000, by inserting the following words:-"; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be expended for a grant program to assist municipalities with the cost of acquiring battery powered extrication rescue tools, provided further that no grant from such program shall exceed $25,000 to a single municipality, and such be conditioned upon a match of local funds of not more than 25%, provided further that such grants shall be awarded not later than nine months following the passage of this act, in a fair and equitable manner with regard to geographic dispersion, population, and need, and that the department shall develop a report detailing the grants awarded, provided further that such report shall include but not be limited to grant recipients and amounts, and such report shall be filed with the clerks of the House and Senate, the Ways and Means Committees of the House and Senate, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, and posted electronically in a publicly accessible manner" and by striking the figure "$29,392,332" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$31,392,332".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-599

EPS 599

Firefighter Health and Wellness

Mr. Timilty, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Brady, Moore, Pacheco, O'Connor, Crighton, Gomez, Velis, Keenan, Cyr, Montigny, Feeney and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0000, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be allocated for a municipal grant program administered by the fire marshal for firefighter cancer screenings including advance blood testing and/or imaging”;

and by striking out the figure "$29,392,332" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$29,642,332".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-601

EPS 601

Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council

Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council, Incorporated to provide mental health, wellness, and suicide prevention services to emergency service providers in Northeastern Massachusetts"; and in said item by striking the figures "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$175,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-602

EPS 602

Cost of living adjustment for Massachusetts County Sheriffs

Mr. Velis, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting in Section 3 the following section:-

"SECTION X. Section 17 of Chapter 37 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking the second paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The sheriffs shall each receive a salary equal to the amount of the annual salary of district attorneys set forth in section 15 of chapter 12.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-603

EPS 603

Westfield Police De-escalation Training Improvements

Mr. Velis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, ; provided further, that not less than $59,800 shall be expended to the Westfield Police Department to purchase an apex officer training system for de-escalation training;

And in said item by striking out the figures “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$159,800”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-603-R1

Redraft EPS 603

Westfield Police De-escalation Training Improvements

Mr. Velis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $59,800 shall be expended to the police department in the city of Westfield to purchase an officer training system for de-escalation training”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$159,800”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-604

EPS 604

East Bridgewater Replacement Generator

Messrs. Timilty and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words;- "provided further that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the purpose of purchasing a replacement energy generator for the Town Hall/Police Department in the town of East Bridgewater”;

and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$225,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-605

EPS 605

Norfolk County Fire and Rescue Dispatch

Messrs. Timilty, O'Connor and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0050, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that the amount allocated for the Norfolk County Regional Fire and Rescue Dispatch Center in item 8324-0000 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008 shall be allocated in fiscal year 2022”;

and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-606

EPS 606

Saugus Police Portable Radios

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that not less than $89,950 shall be expended for the town of Saugus police department for the purposes of procuring Kenwood portable radios"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$189,950".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-606-R1

Redraft EPS 606

Saugus Police Portable Radios

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that not less than $89,950 shall be expended to the police department in the town of Saugus to acquire portable radios"; and in said section 2, in said item 8000-0313, by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$189,950".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-607

EPS 607

54th Regiment Caison

Messrs. Timilty, Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8700-0001, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that no less than $94,000 shall be allocated for the purchase of a caisson to be used for historical and ceremonial activities by the historic 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiments";

and by striking out the figure:- "$11,152,525" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$11,246,525".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-609

EPS 609

Lynn Police Behavioral Health Unit

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the police department of the city of Lynn for its behavioral health unit"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$250,000".

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-610

EPS 610

Hazmat Stipend Increase

Messrs. Timilty and Feeney, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Brady, Hinds, Moore, Pacheco, O'Connor, Crighton and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding after section X the following new section:-

SECTION XXX. Section 5 of chapter 21K of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in line 140, the figure “$3,000” and inserting in place thereof, the following figure:- $5,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-611

EPS 611

Providing for Hazmat Service Stipend Increase

Mr. Timilty, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Brady, Hinds, Moore, Pacheco, O'Connor, Crighton, Keenan and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0000, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $3,666,872 shall be expended for the hazardous materials emergency response program under chapter 21K of the General Laws”;

and by striking out the figure "$29,392,332" and by inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$29,932,332".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-612

EPS 612

An Act to provide automated external defibrillators in all on duty city or town police vehicles

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

SECTION XX. Chapter 29 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after 2ZZZZ the following section:-

Section 2ZZZZ. There shall be established and set upon the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the Automatic External Defibrillator Trust Fund. The secretary of public safety and security shall administer the fund and make expenditures from the fund in the form of grants to municipalities for the purchase of automated external defibrillators for public safety and first responder vehicles. The fund shall be credited with: (i) any revenue from appropriations or other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund; (ii) any gifts, grants, private contributions or investment income earned on the assets of the fund; and (iii) revenues, not more than $1,000,000 in a calendar year. Any money in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund but shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. The secretary shall annually, not later than December 31, report on the activity of the fund to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the senate and house committees on ways and means.

SECTION XX. Chapter 33 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 7E the following section:-

7E1/2. Any on duty motor vehicle owned or operated by city or town police in the commonwealth and used for official business shall be equipped with at least one fully functioning AED, as defined in section 12V1/2 of chapter 112.

SECTION XX. Section 35E7/8 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, as inserted by section 3 of chapter 137 of the acts of 2018, is hereby amended by inserting after subsection (a) the following subsection:-

(b) There shall be a public safety vehicle equipment surcharge of $0.50 imposed upon each vehicular rental transaction in the commonwealth. The surcharge shall be in accordance with section 32E3/4 and shall be deposited in the Automatic External Defibrillator Trust Fund established in section 2WWWW of chapter 29; provided, however, that not more than $1,000,000 collected from the surcharge in a calendar year be deposited into the fund; and provided further, that any amount collected from the surcharge above $1,000,000 in a calendar year shall be deposited into the General Fund. The surcharge shall not apply to transportation network companies or to rental periods of less than 24 hours that are charged on an hourly basis.

SECTION XX. This act shall take effect on January 1, 2023.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-612-R1

Redraft EPS 612

An Act to provide automated external defibrillators in all on duty city or town police vehicles

Messrs. Fattman, Moore, Tarr, O'Connor, Montigny and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for a grant program to be administered by the executive office of public safety and security for municipalities to purchase automated external defibrillators for public safety and first responder vehicles; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the secretary of public safety and security shall submit a report to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the senate and house committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) a list of the municipalities receiving grant funds; and (ii) the amount of grant funds distributed to each municipality”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$600,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-613

EPS 613

Support for Organizations Facing Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes

Mr. Lesser, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Brady, O'Connor, Cyr, Feeney, Timilty and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-1127, by striking the figure “$1,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure: “$1,500,000”. 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-614

EPS 614

On-Site Academy

Messrs. Timilty and Feeney, Ms. DiZoglio, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Fattman, Velis, Moore, Cronin and Eldridge, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Moran, Messrs. O'Connor and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0000, by striking out the figure "$500,000", the first time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$600,000";

and by striking out the figure "$29,392,331" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$29,492,331".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-615

EPS 615

Canton Firefighter Rapid Intervention Training

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0050, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended to the Canton Fire Department to conduct live fire training and firefighter rapid intervention team training";

and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$140,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-615-R1

Redraft EPS 615

Canton Firefighter Rapid Intervention Training

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0050, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $36,000 shall be expended to the fire department in the town of Canton to conduct live fire training and firefighter rapid intervention team training"; and

in said section 2, in said item 8324-0050, by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$136,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-616

EPS 616

Bridgewater Monitoring

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8900-0001, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Disability Law Center, Inc. to monitor the efficacy of service delivery reforms at Bridgewater state hospital, including units at the Old Colony correctional center and the treatment center; provided further, that the Disability Law Center, Inc. may investigate the physical environment of those facilities, including infrastructure issues, and may use methods including, but not limited to, testing and sampling the physical and environmental conditions, whether or not they are utilized by patients or inmates; provided further, that the Disability Law Center, Inc. may monitor the continuity of care for Bridgewater state hospital persons served who are discharged to county correctional facilities or department of mental health facilities, including assessment of the efficacy of admission, discharge and transfer planning procedures and coordination between the department of correction, Wellpath, the department of mental health and county correctional facilities; provided further, that at least once every 6 months, the Disability Law Center, Inc. shall report on the impact of these reforms on those served at Bridgewater state hospital to the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery, the joint committee on the judiciary, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives;"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-616-R1

Redraft EPS 616

Bridgewater Monitoring

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8900-0001, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Disability Law Center, Inc. to monitor the efficacy of service delivery reforms at Bridgewater state hospital, including units at the Old Colony correctional center and the treatment center; provided further, that the Disability Law Center, Inc. may investigate the physical environment of those facilities, including infrastructure issues, and may use methods, including, but not limited to, testing and sampling the physical and environmental conditions, whether or not they are utilized by patients or inmates; provided further, that the Disability Law Center, Inc. may monitor the continuity of care for Bridgewater state hospital persons served who are discharged to county correctional facilities or department of mental health facilities, including assessment of the efficacy of admission, discharge and transfer planning procedures and coordination between the department of correction, Wellpath LLC, the department of mental health and county correctional facilities; provided further, that not less than once every 6 months, the Disability Law Center, Inc. shall report on the impact of these reforms on those served at Bridgewater state hospital to the joint committee on mental health, substance use and recovery, the joint committee on the judiciary, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the president of the senate and the speaker of the house of representatives"; and

in said section 2, in said item 8900-0001, by striking out the figure “$696,357,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$696,482,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-617

EPS 617

Youth case worker

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for Roca, Inc. to provide a youth worker in the City of Everett” and by striking out the figure "100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-618

EPS 618

Providing the next of kin of a police officer or firefighter killed in the line of duty with the flags of the Commonwealth and the United States

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

"SECTION _. Chapter 32 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 89E the following section:-

Section 89F. If a sworn police officer of a police department of city or town, a sworn police officer of the department of state police or a firefighter for a fire department of a city or town, is killed, or dies from injuries received, or dies as a natural or proximate result of undergoing a hazard peculiar to his or her employment, while in the performance of his or her duty, their next of kin shall receive a flag of the commonwealth of Massachusetts and a flag of the United States during the memorial service, the cost of which shall be borne by the commonwealth."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-619-R1

Redraft EPS 619

Firefighter turnout gear for the town of Newbury

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0500, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for firefighter turnout gear in the town of Newbury”; and

in said section 2, in said item 8324-0050, by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$140,000 ".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-619

EPS 619

Firefighter turnout gear for the town of Newbury

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0500, by adding the following words:-“provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be provided for firefighter turnout gear in the town of Newbury”; and by striking out the figure "$2,200,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$2,290,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-619-R2

2nd Redraft EPS 619

Firefighter turnout gear for the town of Newbury

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0500, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for firefighter turnout gear in the town of Newbury”; and in said section 2, in said item 8324-0500, by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$140,000 ".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-619-R3

3rd Redraft EPS 619

Firefighter turnout gear for the town of Newbury

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0050, by adding the following words:-“; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for firefighter turnout gear in the town of Newbury”; and

in said section 2, in said item 8324-0050, by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$140,000 ".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-620

EPS 620

Public Safety Grant for the town of Wenham

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by inserting the following words:-"; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for a public safety grant in the town of Wenham"; and by striking the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-622

EPS 622

Wilmington Public Safety Building Traffic Control System

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that $162,500 shall be expended to the Town of Wilmington for the study, survey, engineering, or installation of a traffic control signal at the public safety building for the safe entry and exit of responding emergency vehicles" and by striking the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following, "$262,500".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-622-R1

Redraft EPS 622

Wilmington Public Safety Building Traffic Control System

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Wilmington to study, survey, engineer and install a traffic control signal at the public safety building  for the safe entry and exit of responding emergency vehicles"; and

in said section 2, in said item 8000-0313, by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$175,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-623

EPS 623

BFD Hazmat Training

Mr. Collins, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Brady, Moore, Pacheco, Feeney and DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0000, by inserting after the words “under chapter 21K of the General Laws” the following words:- “provided further, fire department training academies listed in item 8324-0000 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008 shall be allocated to each program in fiscal year 2022; provided further, that the amount allocated for hazardous material response teams in said item 8324-0000 of said section 2 of said chapter 182 shall be allocated to each program in fiscal year 2022;

provided further that in addition to the allocation listed in item 8324-0000 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008, the Boston Fire Department Training Academy shall be allocated an additional $500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-624

EPS 624

Eric Emond Center of Excellence

Messrs. Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1410-0012, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "; provided further that not less than $500,000.00 shall be expended for Massachusetts Fallen Heroes for capital expenditures and operational costs associated with the Eric Emond Center of Excellence and the InnoVets Program.” and in said item by striking the figure "$8,699,022" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "9,199,022".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-625

EPS 625

Louis D. Brown Peace Institute

Messrs. Collins, O'Connor, Cyr, Feeney and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4513-1098, by striking the figure "$200,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$350,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-626

EPS 626

Parity for Sheriff Salaries

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

"SECTION __. Section 17 of chapter 37 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the last two sentences and inserting in place thereof the following text:- "The sheriffs of the counties of Dukes and Nantucket shall each receive a salary equal to 90 per cent of the amount of the annual salary of district attorneys set forth in section 15 of chapter 12.”"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-628

EPS 628

Medically Assisted Treatment in Correctional Facilities

Messrs. Cyr and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0105, by striking the figure “$15,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following new figure:- “$35,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-629

EPS 629

Judicial Reporting Requirements

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

“SECTION _. The sex offender registry board, in consultation with the probate court, shall study and report on the effectiveness of the requirements under sections 178E to 178H, inclusive, of chapter 6 of the General Laws, section 13 of chapter 210 of the General Laws and the regulations under 803 C.M.R. 1.26(5) to prevent a person who is required to register as a sex offender under sections 178C to 178Q, inclusive, of said chapter 6 from changing their name in order to avoid detection by the board, governmental departments, agencies, institutions, municipal police departments or the public. The report shall include, but not be limited to, data on: (i) the number of people required to be registered as a sex offender who petition the probate court for a name change each year; (ii) the number of people convicted under section 178H of said chapter 6 for: (A) failure to verify registration information after a legal name change; or (B) knowingly providing false information regarding a legal name change; and (iii) the estimated total number of people required to be registered as a sex offender who avoid the registration requirements under sections 178E to 178H, inclusive, of said chapter 6 by legally changing their name.

The sex offender registry board shall file its report, together with any recommendations, with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, the senate and house committees on ways and means and the joint committee on the judiciary not later than December 31, 2021.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-631

EPS 631

Bristol County Fire Chiefs Emergency Radio Upgrades

Messrs. Timilty and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0050, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated for the Fire Chiefs Association of Bristol County for the continued support and operation of the Bristol County Fire and Emergency Management Agency emergency radio communications system in Bristol County and to provide equipment and training support to the Regional Technical Rescue team in Bristol County";

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-632

EPS 632

EMERGING ADULT WOMEN

Ms. Creem and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8900-0001, by inserting at the end there of the following words:- "; provided further that $250,000 shall be provided for the establishment, in state or county facilities, of specialized units for emerging adult women to be focused on the unique needs of this population, including but not limited to, emphasizing positive relationships and interactions between emerging adult mothers and their children and by striking the figure 696,357,000 and inserting in place thereof the figure 696,607,000".

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-632-R1

Redraft EPS 632

EMERGING ADULT WOMEN

Ms. Creem and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8900-0001, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $250,000 shall be provided for the establishment in state or county correctional facilities of specialized units for emerging adult women and shall be focused on the unique needs of this population including, but not limited to, emphasizing positive relationships and interactions between emerging adult mothers and their children”; and

in said section 2, in said item 8900-0001, by striking out the figure “696,357,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “696,607,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-634

EPS 634

Battery Powered extrication tools for the Gloucester Fire Department

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0050, by adding the following words:- ", provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended for battery powered extrication tools for the city of Gloucester" and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$140,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-635

EPS 635

Public Safety Building in Middleton

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for costs associated with the public safety building in the town of Middleton" and by striking the figure, "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-635-R1

Redraft EPS 635

Public Safety Building in Middleton

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for costs associated with the public safety building in the town of Middleton"; and

in said section 2, in said item 8000-0313, by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$140,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-636

EPS 636

Braintree Public Safety Improvements

Messrs. Timilty and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- "provided further that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the town of Braintree for public safety improvements";

and in said item by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$400,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-637

EPS 637

Level 1 SORI Access

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

"SECTION XX. Subsection (2) of section 178K of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as amended by section 6 of chapter 227 of the acts of 2020, is hereby further amended by striking out the words "the department of mental health" and replacing it with the following words:- the department of mental health, the department of housing and community development, the department of public utilities, the department of professional licensure".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-637-R1

Redraft EPS 637

Level 1 SORI Access

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

"SECTION XX. Subsection (2) of section 178K of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as amended by section 6 of chapter 227 of the acts of 2020, is hereby further amended by striking out the words "the department of mental health" and replacing it with the following words:- the department of mental health, the department of housing and community development, the department of public utilities, the division of professional licensure".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-638

EPS 638

Massachusetts Veterans Oral History Project

Messrs. Velis and Rush, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1410-0012, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for  the Massachusetts Veterans Oral History Project to be conducted by Home of the Brave, Inc., in conjunction with the Massachusetts National Guard Museum and Archives; and

by striking out the figure "$8,699,022" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$8,749,022"."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-639

EPS 639

Hanover Pedestrian Safety

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:-''; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for improving pedestrian safety along the Route 139 corridor through the use of enhanced crosswalks, rectangular rapid flashing beacons or HAWK signals, sidewalk improvements, etc.in the town of Hanover"; and by striking out the figure ''$100,000'' and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-640-R1

Redraft EPS 640

East Bridgewater Public Safety Upgrades

Messrs. Timilty and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for public safety upgrades for the police department in the town of East Bridgewater”; and

in said section 2, in said item 8000-0313, by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$125,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-640

EPS 640

East Bridgewater Public Safety Upgrades

Messrs. Timilty and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- "provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Public Safety Upgrades for the East Bridgewater police department in the town of East Bridgewater”;

and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-642

EPS 642

SCDAO

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0340-0100, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- ";provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office for public safety improvements” and in said item by striking the figure "$24,414,173" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "$24,514,173".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-643

EPS 643

Shannon Grants

Messrs. Boncore, Collins, Feeney, Timilty and Velis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8100-0111, by striking out the figure:- "$11,330,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$13,330,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-643-R1

Redraft EPS 643

Shannon Grants

Messrs. Boncore, Collins, Feeney, Finegold, O'Connor, Gomez, Keenan, Timilty, Montigny and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8100-0111, by striking out the figure "$11,330,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,330,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-644

EPS 644

Westminster Fire Department

Mr. Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0050, by adding the following words:- “; $25,000 shall be expended for training equipment for the Westminster Fire Department”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$120,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-645-R1

Redraft EPS 645

Public safety improvements in the Second Worcester District

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Shrewsbury for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the fire department in the town of Leicester for the purchase of extrication tools; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for police and fire department radio upgrades in the town of Northbridge; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the police department in the city of Worcester for public safety improvements, including the purchase of an explosive ordnance disposal canine, or EOD K-9, a canine vehicle and de-escalation equipment; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for public health and safety improvements in the town of Auburn, including for the purchase of 2 electric vehicles to support public health and building inspection and enforcement efforts; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements in the town of Upton, including for the development of an unmanned aircraft system program and for the purchase of traffic enforcement equipment; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the purchase of an emergency generator for fire station #3 in the town of Millbury; provided further that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for safety improvements to the police department in the town of Leicester"; and

in said section 2, in said item 8000-0313, by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure :- "$505,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-645

EPS 645

Public safety improvements in the Second Worcester District

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- "; that not less than $65,000 shall be expended to the town of Shrewsbury for public safety improvements including the purchase of 40 police-worn body cameras; provided further that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the town of Leicester Fire Department for the purchase of extrication tools; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for police and fire department radio upgrades in the town of Northbridge; provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Worcester Police department for public safety improvements in the City of Worcester including the purchase of an EOD K-9 and K-9 vehicle and de-escalation equipment; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for public health and safety improvements in the town of Auburn including the purchase of two electric vehicles to support public health and building inspection and enforcement efforts; provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements in the town of Upton including the development of an unmanned aircraft system program; provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements in the town of Upton including the purchase of traffic enforcement equipment; provided further that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the purchase of an emergency generator for fire station #3 in the town of Millbury", and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure :- "$505,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-646

EPS 646

Randolph Public Safety Improvements

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Randolph for public safety improvements";

and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-647

EPS 647

Rehoboth Public Safety Building

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for building code upgrades to the fire alarm and security system at the public safety building in the town of Rehoboth"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$125,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-648

EPS 648

Bristol County Vincentian Reentry Organizing Project

Mr. Feeney and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8900-0001, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Vincentian Reentry Organizing Project operated by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the city of Attleboro that serves incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals throughout Bristol County"; and by striking out the figure "$696,357,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$696,372,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-649

EPS 649

Springfield C-3 Initiative

Messrs. Gomez and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0110, Mr. Gomez of Springfield moves to amend the bill in section 2, in item 8000-0110, by adding the following words:- "provided further that no less than $50,000 shall be expended to the City of Springfield C3 police management in low income and downtown neighborhoods to administrate community involvement";  and by striking out the figure "$2,196,381" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,246,381".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-649-R1

Redraft EPS 649

Springfield C-3 Initiative

Messrs. Gomez and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Springfield for C3 police management in low-income and downtown neighborhoods to facilitate community involvement"; and in said section 2, in said item 8000-0313, by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-650-R1

Redraft EPS 650

Violence Prevention and Support for Springfield

Messrs. Gomez and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to MORE: Mothers Overlooked, Reaching out for Empowerment in the city of Springfield to operate gun violence prevention programs, support programs for families of homicide victims and missing persons and community outreach programs; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to The Mission, Inc. in the city of Springfield to support gang prevention and intervention services"; and in said section 2, in said item 8000-0313, by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure: "$130,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-650

EPS 650

Violence Prevention and Support for Springfield

Messrs. Gomez and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, Mr. Gomez of Springfield moves to amend the bill in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- "provided further that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Mothers Overlooked Reaching Out for Empowerment Program of Springfield for operation of gun violence prevention programs, support programs for families of homicide victims and missing persons, and community outreach programs in the City of Springfield; provided further that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to Mission, Inc. to support gang prevention and intervention services"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$130,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-651

EPS 651

DOC Release

Messrs. Fattman and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8900-0001, by striking out the following language:- “the commissioner of correction shall release, transition to home confinement or furlough individuals in the care and custody of the department who can be safely released, transitioned to home confinement or furloughed with prioritization given to populations most vulnerable to serious medical outcomes associated with the 2019 novel coronavirus according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines; provided further, that the department shall consider, but shall not be limited to considering: (a) the use of home confinement without exclusion pursuant to chapter 211F of the General Laws; (b) the expedition of medical parole petition review by superintendents and the commissioner; (c) the use of furlough; (d) the maximization of good time by eliminating mandates for participation in programming for those close to their release dates; and (e) awarding credits to provide further remission from time of sentence for time served during periods of declared public health emergencies impacting the operation of prisons; provided further, that”

And by striking out the following language:- “use of the mechanisms for release, home confinement or furlough stated in this item”

And by striking out the following language:- “by the use of the mechanisms for release, home confinement or furlough stated in this item”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-652

EPS 652

State Police Administration Funding

Mr. Velis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8100-1001, by striking out the figure "$298,754,895" and inserting in place thereof the following new figure:- "$302,754,895".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-652-R1

Redraft EPS 652

State Police Administration Funding

Messrs. Velis and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8100-1001, by striking out the figure "$298,754,896" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$306,821,663".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-653

EPS 653

Firefighter Health and Wellness

Mr. Feeney, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Brady, Moore, Tarr, Pacheco, O'Connor, Gomez, Cyr, Montigny and Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0000, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be allocated for a municipal grant program administered by the fire marshal for firefighter cancer screenings including advance blood testing and, or, imaging”; and by striking out the figure “$29,392,332” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “29,642,332".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-654-R1

Redraft EPS 654

Uxbridge Emergency Dispatch Center

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Uxbridge for emergency dispatch center capital improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Southbridge for heating, ventilation and

air conditioning system improvements at the town’s public safety facility"; and

in said section 2, in said item 8000-0313, by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$225,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-654

EPS 654

Uxbridge Emergency Dispatch Center

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Uxbridge for emergency dispatch center capital improvements"; and

in said section 2, in said item 8000-0313, by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-656

EPS 656

Concrete Foundation Testing Reimbursement Program

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford and Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0142, by adding at the end thereof, the following:

"; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for a reimbursement program to be managed by the Division of Professional Licensure which shall provide for the costs associated with the implementation of testing for the presence of pyrrhotite in the foundation of homes built on or after 1983 in the Commonwealth within a 50 mile radius of J.J. Mottes Concrete Company in Stafford Springs, Connecticut; provided further, that reimbursements shall be made at a rate of 100 percent for visual testing conducted by a licensed professional engineer up to $400 and at a rate of 75 percent for the testing of 2 core samples up to $5,000."

and in said item by striking out the figures “$16,034,593” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$16,084,593”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-656-R1

Redraft EPS 656

Concrete Foundation Testing Reimbursement Program

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Lesser, Gomez, Pacheco and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0142, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for a reimbursement program to be managed by the division of professional licensure that shall provide for the costs associated with the implementation of testing for the presence of pyrrhotite in the foundation of homes built in or after 1983 in the commonwealth within a 50 mile radius of J.J. Mottes Concrete Company in Stafford Springs, Connecticut; provided further, that reimbursements shall be made at a rate of 100 per cent for visual testing conducted by a licensed professional engineer up to $400 and at a rate of 75 per cent for the testing of 2 core samples up to $5,000"; and by striking out the figure “$16,034,593” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$16,084,593”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-657

EPS 657

Regional Parity for Fire Training

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0000, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy including, but not limited to, relocation of the academy to the Joint Base Cape Cod”; and by striking out the figure “$29,392,332” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$29,492,332”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-658

EPS 658

Ashby Fire Department UTV

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0050, by adding at the end thereof the following:

“; provided further that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the purchase of a UTV for the Fire Department in the Town of Ashby”

and in said item by striking out the figures “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$140,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-659

EPS 659

Sober Home Fire Safety

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section X the following section: - "SECTION X. Notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, all accredited alcohol and drug free housing, pursuant to section 18A of chapter 17 of the General Laws, shall be free from any fine under section 34 and section 34C of chapter 148 due to a violation of section 26H of said chapter 148 until June 30, 2023."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-660

EPS 660

Spending Accountability on Federal ICE Programs

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Rausch and Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___ the following section: -

“SECTION ___. (a) Not later than December 1, 2021, the sheriff’s office in each county shall file a report with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate and with the house and senate committees on ways and means, which shall include: (i) the costs, revenues and reimbursements associated with any (A) agreement made pursuant to 8 U.S.C. section 1357(g), and (B) intergovernmental service agreement for housing federal detainees; and (ii) the  performance of the functions thereof, for fiscal years 2018 to 2021, inclusive. For fiscal year 2022, the sheriff’s office in each county shall file additional reports with such information on a quarterly basis beginning on October 1, 2021, with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 15 days after the last day of the quarter.

(b) Not later than December 1, 2021, the department of correction shall file a report with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate and with the house and senate committees on ways and means, which shall include: (i) the costs, revenues and reimbursements associated with any (A) agreement made pursuant to 8 U.S.C. section 1357(g), and (B) intergovernmental  service agreement for housing federal detainees; and (ii) the performance of the functions thereof, for fiscal years 2018 to 2021, inclusive. For fiscal year 2022, the department shall file additional reports with such information on a quarterly basis beginning on October 1, 2021, with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 15 days after the last day of the quarter."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-661

EPS 661

Prison Host Community Mitigation

Mr. Feeney and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8900-0001, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $2,200,000 for municipalities hosting department of corrections facilities; provided however, no municipality hosting a department of corrections facility shall receive more than $800,000; and provided further, that no municipality hosting a department of corrections facility shall receive less than the amount allocated in item 8900-0001 of section 2 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011"; and in said item, by striking out the figure "$696,357,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$698,557,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-661-R1

Redraft EPS 661

Prison Host Community Mitigation

Mr. Feeney, Ms. Rausch and Mr. Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8900-0001, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $2,200,000 for municipalities hosting department of correction facilities; provided further, that no municipality hosting a department of correction facility shall receive more than $800,000; provided further, that no municipality hosting a department of correction facility shall receive less than the amount allocated under item 8900-0001 of section 2 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011"; and by striking out the figure "$696,357,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$698,557,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-662

EPS 662

Safety Audit of intersection in West Newbury

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following:- “provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be made provided for a safety audit of an intersection in the town of West Newbury”; by striking the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$200,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-663

EPS 663

Suffolk County Sheriff

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8910-8800, by striking the figure “112,744,778” and inserting in place thereof the following new figure:-

 

“125,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-664

EPS 664

Public Space Safety

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by adding at the end thereof the following: " provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the H-6 station in the South Boston section of the city of Boston for the purpose of additional beach patrols in the city of Boston including, but not limited to, Day boulevard, Marine Park, Carson Beach, Castle Island, Tenean beach, Toohig park, the Neponset Greenway and Morrissey boulevard" and in said item by striking the figure "$298,754,895" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$298,854,895"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-664-R1

Redraft EPS 664

Public Space Safety

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8100-1001, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the state police Troop H dedicated to patrols at state parks and beaches in the Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park sections of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police force for dedicated patrols at red line stations south of south station in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the Boston police department for the purpose of gun violence prevention by the youth violence strike force in collaboration with non profit, community based and faith-based organizations, for dedicated outreach patrols and operational support for the street outreach unit in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard as well as for community policing at parks, open spaces and main streets in Areas C-6, C-11, B-3 and E-18 in the city of Boston”; and by striking out the figure “$298,754,895” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$299,204,895”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-664-R2

2nd Redraft EPS 664

Public Space Safety

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the state police Troop H dedicated to patrols at state parks and beaches in the Dorchester, Mattapan and Hyde Park sections of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority police force for dedicated patrols at red line stations south of south station in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the Boston police department for the purpose of gun violence prevention by the youth violence strike force in collaboration with non profit, community based and faith-based organizations, for dedicated outreach patrols and operational support for the street outreach unit in the area of Massachusetts Avenue and Melnea Cass Boulevard as well as for community policing at parks, open spaces and main streets in Areas C-6, C-11, B-3 and E-18 in the city of Boston”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$550,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-665-R1

Redraft EPS 665

Berkshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8910-0145, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire county opioid education and awareness task force".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-665

EPS 665

Berkshire Opioid Abuse Prevention Collaborative

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8910-0145, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire county Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force"; and, in said item, by striking out the figure "$18,783,126" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$18,983,126".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-666-R1

Redraft EPS 666

Tewksbury Fire Department

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0050, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended to the fire department in the town of Tewksbury to cover the costs associated with fire department services at Tewksbury State Hospital”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$190,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-666

EPS 666

Tewksbury Fire Department

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0050, That $90,000 be allocated to the fire department in the town of Tewksbury for municipal improvements to cover the costs associated with Tewksbury State Hospital


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-667

EPS 667

Legislative impact

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

"SECTION _. The secretary of public safety and security shall provide a fiscal impact to municipalities for the implementation of chapter 253 of the acts of 2020.

Said fiscal impact and any recommendations shall be submitted to the clerks of the house and senate by no later than December 31, 2022."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-667.1

Further EPS 667.1

Forensic Sciences Oversight Board

Messrs. O'Connor, Tarr and Fattman moved that the amendment be amended by adding at the end thereof the following:-

"The proposed text is hereby further amended in Section 2, item 8100-1004, by striking out the word "advisory" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- "oversight"."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-668-R1

Redraft EPS 668

Westford Town and School Safety Task Force

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to implement safety upgrades in Westford public schools and the town of Westford as recommended by the town and school safety task force”; and in said section 2, in said item 8000-0313, by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-668

EPS 668

Westford Town and School Safety Task Force

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to Mill City Grows, Inc. for fresh food distribution program in the City of Lowell”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-669

EPS 669

Harm Reduction for Congregate Facilities

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Eldridge and Barrett, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Gomez and Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8900-0001, by striking out all after the words “once every 3 years;” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- 

“provided further, that given the continued prevalence and threat of COVID-19 within department of correction facilities, the commissioner of correction shall release, transition to home confinement, or furlough individuals in the care and custody of the department who can be safely released, transitioned to home confinement or furloughed with prioritization given to populations most vulnerable to serious medical outcomes associated with COVID-19 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s guidelines; provided further, that the department shall consider, but shall not be limited to considering: (1) the use of home confinement without regard to any exclusions in existing law; (2) the expedition of medical parole petition review by superintendents and the commissioner; (3) the use of furlough; (4) the maximization of good time by eliminating mandates for participation in programming for those close to their release dates; and (5) awarding credits to provide further remission from time of sentence for time served during periods of declared public health emergencies impacting the operation of prisons; provided further, that the department shall seek recommendations from public health experts to ensure that policies are appropriate in relation to COVID-19; provided further, not later than July 1, 2021,  the commissioner of corrections shall complete a review of all persons in department of correction custody to determine who can safely be released through each of the above-listed mechanisms as specified under Chapter 227 of the Acts of 2020; provided further, that not less than $600,000  shall be made available from this item for the creation of an independent ombudsman’s office to oversee the Department’s response to COVID-19 and all conditions affecting the health of those in its custody; provided further, that the attorney general, in consultation with the department of public health, shall appoint an ombudsman to act as director of the ombudsman’s office; and that pursuant to the requirements of Chapter 227 of the Acts of 2020 the ombudsman shall assume office not later than July 1, 2021; provided further, that the department shall utilize savings generated from lower incarceration rates relative to past years to fund the ombudsman’s office and that expenditures on rehabilitative programming or services for persons in the department of correction’s custody shall not be reduced; provided further, that for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic the office shall monitor compliance with the requirements of this item relative to the COVID-19 public health threat, including, but not limited to, actions taken or not taken by the department to ensure the health and safety of individuals under the department’s purview including, but not limited to, employees and incarcerated people, as well as the families of such individuals, and shall have access to information related to the department’s use of the mechanisms for release, home confinement or furlough stated in this item; provided further, that the office shall establish public health standards, using recommended standards and guidance from public health experts, to evaluate the department’s compliance or noncompliance with best practices with regard to COVID-19 and the prevention and mitigation of outbreaks from similar epidemiological threats, including variants of COVID-19; provided further, that for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, not less than biweekly, the office shall provide the joint committee on the judiciary and the joint committee on public health with a report on: (A) the department’s efforts to mitigate the rate of infection in facilities under its purview; (B) the department’s efforts taken relative to safe depopulation during the state of emergency relative to the COVID-19 declared by the governor on March 10, 2020; (C) the department’s policies in development to further mitigate the rate of infection in correctional settings; (D) the amount of population reduction achieved to-date by the use of the mechanisms for release, home confinement or furlough stated in this item; and (E) the department’s compliance or non-compliance with the office’s established public health standards; and provided further, that, if the office determines that the department is not taking actions necessary to mitigate the rate of infection in facilities under its purview or is in noncompliance with its established public health standards, the office may recommend that the joint committee on the judiciary and the joint committee on public health require the commissioner to testify in a publicly available forum to discuss the department’s noncompliance and a remediation plan to meet the office’s public health standards; provided further, that the office shall have continuing authority to monitor conditions and practices in Department facilities that impact public health or affect the health and safety of those in department of correction custody during and after the COVID-19 public health emergency, in order to address and mitigate ongoing risks of harm related to the COVID-19 pandemic and prevent and mitigate outbreaks from similar epidemiological threats and other public health emergencies; provided further, the office shall have access to all places, personnel, data and documents necessary to this oversight, and the department shall respond to request for documents within 10 days and shall provide such documents within 10 days or as agreed between the ombudsman’s office and the department; and the ombudsman’s office shall have the ability to visit DOC facilities unannounced, and shall have the unfettered ability to interview consenting persons in DOC custody; provided further, that the office shall have standing to initiate lawsuits on behalf of persons in the Department’s custody in the event that the Department fails to comply with the reviews and releases required by hereinabove or in the event that conditions or care in the Department violate the constitution or existing statutes or regulations, provided further that persons in the Department’s custody also, independently, shall retain standing to initiate lawsuits to enforce this provision............................................................$696,357,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-670

EPS 670

Police Officer Recruitment and Retention Study

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

"SECTION_. The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security shall conduct a study relative to the current status of police officer retention and recruitment in the commonwealth and issues relating to maintaining  a numerically sufficient, qualified, and diverse policing workforce that is reflective of the state's population on an ongoing basis.  Said study shall include but not be limited to factors such as the rigors and suitability of training, psychological factors such as stress and the societal climate regarding law enforcement, barriers and challenges to recruiting and retaining officers from minority populations, particularly those underrepresented in the current  policing work force across all jurisdictions, and social, economic, and other barriers to entry for potential recruits into the profession of law enforcement in Massachusetts.

The study shall be overseen by a committee of  17 members, whom shall be as follows : 7 members appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be a police chief nominated by the Massachusetts Association of Chiefs of Police, 1 of whom shall be a police officer below the rank of sergeant , 1 of whom shall be a police officer at or above the rank of lieutenant with experience  in personnel issues, 2 of whom shall be nominated by organizations representing minority populations in the commonwealth, 1 of whom shall be a retired judge who has served in the commonwealth, and 1 of whom shall represent generally the citizens of the commonwealth ; 7 members appointed by the attorney general, 1 of whom shall be an attorney with experience in representing those engaged in law enforcement, 2 of whom shall represent labor organizations representing those in law enforcement, 1 of whom shall have expertise in sociology, 1 of whom shall have expertise in psychology,  and 1 of whom shall be nominated by the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers; 1 of whom shall be the secretary or a designee, 1 member appointed by the secretary of education whom shall represent Massachusetts institutions of higher learning and whom shall have experience in the education of those pursuing careers in law enforcement, 1 of whom shall represent generally the citizens of the commonwealth ; 1 member whom shall be the Executive Director of the Municipal Police Training Council, 1 member appointed by the Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission, and the Secretary of labor and Workforce Development or a designee.

In carrying out said study, the committee shall conduct not less than 3 public hearings at geographically diverse locations across the commonwealth. and shall make provision for the acceptance of written testimony.

The results of said study, together with any legislative recommendations, shall be filed with the clerks of the House and Senate, the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Joint Committee on the Judiciary, and the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development not later than April 1, 2022.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-670-R1

Redraft EPS 670

Police Officer Recruitment and Retention Study

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 60 the following section:-  

"SECTION 60A. (a) There shall be a commission to study the current status of police officer retention and recruitment in the commonwealth and issues relating to maintaining a sufficient, qualified and diverse policing workforce that is reflective of the commonwealth’s population. The commission shall consist of: the chairs of the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, who shall serve as co-chairs; the chairs of the joint committee on racial equity, civil rights, and inclusion; the secretary of public safety and security or a designee; the secretary of labor and workforce development or a designee; the executive director of the municipal police training committee; 1 member appointed by the minority leader of the senate; 1 member appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; 3 members appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be a police officer below the rank of sergeant, 1 of whom shall be a police officer at or above the rank of lieutenant with experience in personnel issues and 1 of whom shall be a retired judge who has served in the commonwealth; 3 members appointed by the attorney general, 1 of whom shall be an attorney with experience in in law enforcement related matters, 1 of whom shall be an attorney with experience in civil rights and 1 of whom shall be from a community-based organization; 1 member appointed by the Massachusetts peace officer standards and training commission; 1 member appointed by the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association, Inc., who shall be a police chief in the commonwealth; 1 member appointed by the co-chairs who shall have expertise in psychology; 1 member appointed by the co-chairs who shall have expertise is sociology; 1 member appointed by the secretary of education, who shall have experience in the education of those pursuing careers in law enforcement; 1 representative of the Massachusetts Association of Minority Law Enforcement Officers, Inc.; 1 representative of the Massachusetts Criminal Justice Reform Coalition; and 1 representative of the ACLU Foundation of Massachusetts, Inc..

(b) The study shall include an examination of factors that may affect recruitment and retention including, but not limited to: (i) the rigors of the job; (ii) the suitability of training; (iii) psychological barriers; (iv) any obstacles to the recruitment and retention of police officers who belong to historically underrepresented communities or demographics; and (v) any social, economic or other factors.

(c) The committee shall conduct not less than 3 public hearings at geographically diverse locations across the commonwealth and shall accept written testimony.

(d) Not later than April 2, 2022, the committee shall file a report on its findings,  including any legislative recommendations, with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, the joint committee on the judiciary, the joint committee on labor and workforce development, the joint committee on racial equity, civil rights, and inclusion and the senate and house committees on ways and means.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-671-R1

Redraft EPS 671

Community-Centered Response

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Collins and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4512-2020, by inserting after the word “providers”, in line 25, the following words:-  “; provided further, that priority shall also be given to applications that propose to implement the use of unarmed staff members trained and equipped for certain 911 calls, particularly those related to residents experiencing extreme emotional states, non-medical related incidents and those related to substance use disorder and issues of homelessness”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-671

EPS 671

Community-Centered Response

Ms. Chang-Diaz and Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting the following item:

“XXXX-XXXX For the City of Boston to launch a pilot program to implement the use of unarmed staff members trained and equipped for certain 911 calls, particularly those related to residents experiencing extreme emotional states, non-medical related incidents and those related to substance use disorder and issues of homelessness. This work will re-envision the role of crisis response and will be a national model for non-police emergency-response strategies…………………………………………………………………………..…...$2,000,000


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-672

EPS 672

Commission on Wages Paid to Prisoners

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

SECTION : There is hereby established a commission to study and report on increasing wages paid to prisoners for any work in prison industries, farm services, or any institutional work assignment.  The commission report shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of increasing wages to at least the minimum wage, any fiscal and budgetary impacts of increasing wages paid to prisoners, a comparison of wages paid to prisoners in similar programs in other states, any reported impacts on recidivism rates due to the payment of increased wages in other states, any economic benefits to participating prisoners and their families while in prison and upon release, and any workplace health and safety issues.  The commission report shall also provide a detailed analysis of the current prisoner work programs in Massachusetts including, but not limited to, current participation rates, current wages paid, current annual net profits and the allocation of such net profits to support prison programming.

The commission shall conduct not less than two public hearings and shall be chaired by the Senate and House Chairs of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security and shall include the executive director of Prisoners Legal Services or a designee, a representative from the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health, the executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts or a designee, the Executive Director of the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association or a designee, and the Commissioner of Corrections or a designee.

The commission shall file its report and any recommendations with the House Committee on Ways and Means, the Senate Committee on Ways and Means, the Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Clerk of the Senate not later than December 31, 2021.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-673

EPS 673

Promoting safety for victims of violent crime and human trafficking

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

"SECTION ___.  The General Laws are hereby amended by inserting after chapter 258E the following chapter:-

CHAPTER 258F.

CERTIFICATION FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING.

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

“Certifying entity”, a law enforcement agency, prosecutor or other state or local entity that has the authority to detect, investigate or prosecute severe forms of trafficking in persons or criminal activity.

“Criminal activity”, as described in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(U)(iii).

“Severe forms of trafficking in persons”, as defined in 22 U.S.C. 7102.

Section 2. A certifying entity shall adopt a policy for completing and signing nonimmigrant status certification forms for: (i) victims of criminal activity who intend to petition for nonimmigrant visas under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(U); and (ii) victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons who intend to petition for nonimmigrant visas under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(T).

Section 3. A certifying entity shall respond to a nonimmigrant status certification request from a victim of criminal activity who intends to petition for a nonimmigrant visa under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(U) or from a victim of severe forms of trafficking in persons who intends to petition for a nonimmigrant visa under 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(T) not later than 90 days after receiving the request for certification. The certifying entity shall respond to the request by: (i) completing and signing the certification forms; (ii) issuing a written denial of the request, without prejudice, informing the victim of the reason that the request does not meet the requirements of the certifying entity’s policy under section 2; or (iii) in extenuating circumstances outside the control of the certifying entity that prevent the certifying entity from responding to the certification request in the required time period, issuing a written explanation of the delay, the process the certifying entity will undertake to respond and a projected time frame for such response.

Section 4. (a) Annually, not later than February 1, each certifying entity shall report to the executive office of public safety and security: (i) the number of individuals that requested nonimmigrant status certification; (ii) the number of certification forms that were completed and signed; and (iii) the number of such requests that were denied. The information reported under this subsection shall not include any personal identifying information of an individual requesting nonimmigrant status certification.

(b) Annually, not later than April 1, the executive office of public safety and security shall file a report with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the joint committee on the judiciary and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security on the information received under subsection (a). The report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of individuals that requested nonimmigrant status certification, delineated by certifying entity; (ii) the number of certification forms that were completed and signed, delineated by certifying entity; (iii) the number of such requests that were denied, delineated by certifying entity; and (iv) total statewide statistics on nonimmigrant status certifications and denials. The report shall not include information that would allow the public to ascertain the identity of an individual requesting nonimmigrant status certification. The executive office shall also make the report publicly available on its website."; and

by inserting after section ___ the following section:-

"SECTION ___. (a) As used in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

“Certifying entity”, a law enforcement agency, prosecutor or other state or local entity that has the authority to detect, investigate or prosecute severe forms of trafficking in persons or criminal activity.

“Criminal activity”, as described in 8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(U)(iii).

“Severe forms of trafficking in persons”, as defined in 22 U.S.C. 7102.

(b) Not later than April 1, 2022, the executive office of public safety and security shall convene an interagency crime victim certification steering committee consisting of: the executive director of the Massachusetts office for victim assistance or a designee, who shall serve as co-chair; the secretary of public safety and security or a designee, who shall serve as co-chair; the attorney general or a designee; a chief of police to be appointed by the Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association Incorporated; a district attorney to be appointed by the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association; 2 individuals to be appointed by the Massachusetts office for victim assistance, 1 of whom shall be an immigrant victim of criminal activity or an immigrant victim of severe forms of trafficking in persons and 1 of whom shall be a victim witness advocate; 2 individuals to be appointed by the department of public health, 1 of whom shall be a mental health professional and 1 of whom shall be a representative of an entity dedicated to working with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or intersex individuals; and 4 people appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be nominated by Jane Doe Inc.: The Massachusetts Coalition Against Sexual Assault And Domestic Violence, 1 of whom shall be nominated by the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance, Inc., 1 of whom shall be a civil legal aid attorney working with immigrant victims of criminal activity or immigrant victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons nominated by the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Inc. and 1 of whom shall be a representative of a group dedicated to immigrant and refugee issues. The members of the steering committee shall serve without compensation.

(c) The steering committee shall assist in the implementation of chapter 258F of the General Laws. The steering committee’s activities shall include, but not be limited to: (i) developing training materials for employees of certifying entities and other individuals who may interact with victims of criminal activity or victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons, including, but not limited to, victim advocates, court personnel or state agency personnel; (ii) creating sample policies to be utilized by certifying entities; (iii) providing technical assistance to certifying entities; and (iv) monitoring the implementation of the policies required under said chapter 258F.

(d) Not later than December 31, 2023, the steering committee shall file a report with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the joint committee on the judiciary and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security that includes, but is not limited to: (i) a description of the activities of the steering committee; (ii) an overview of issues implementing the requirements of said chapter 258F; (iii) any recommendations to improve compliance with said chapter 258F; and (iv) any other information the steering committee deems relevant. The executive office of public safety and security shall make the report publicly available on its website.".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-674

EPS 674

First Responder Suicide Prevention

Messrs. Montigny, Tarr, O'Connor and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to provide law enforcement agencies with access to critical incident stress management and peer support programs to address police officer mental wellness and suicide prevention as required by section 118 of chapter 253 of the Acts of 2020”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$600,000”.