Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-675

ECO 675

Film Tax Credit Extension and Reform 2 and 4

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking out SECTION 13 and SECTION 16 in its entirety.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-676

ECO 676

Film Tax Credit Extension and Reform 6

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking out SECTION 44.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-677

ECO 677

Film Tax Credit

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking in section 33 in line 3 the following:-"and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- 2027."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-678

ECO 678

Film Tax Credit Reform Effective Date

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking in section 62 the numbers:-"13, 16, and 44".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-679

ECO 679

Local Opt-In for permanent outdoor dining

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

"SECTION XX. Notwithstanding chapter 40A of the general laws or any special permit, variance or any other general or special law to the contrary, a city or town may approve requests for expansion of outdoor table service or extensions of earlier granted approvals, including a local licensing authority ("LLA") approving a request for a change description of licensed premises for the purpose of permitting outdoor alcohol and or service.  For the purposes of this section "outdoor table service" shall mean restaurant service that includes food prepared on-site and under food permits issued by municipal authorities pursuant to 105 CMR 590.00 that is served to seated diners outside the restaurant building envelop, whether on a sidewalk, patio, deck, lawn, parking area, or other outdoor space"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-680

ECO 680

Community Action Agencies

Messrs. Moore and Keenan, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. O'Connor, Timilty and Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-0020 the following item:

"7002-0025 For operational support grants to community action agencies; provided, that criteria for the distribution of the grants, including minimum or maximum grant size, eligible uses, and any relevant reporting and accountability measures, shall be developed jointly with the Massachusetts Association for Community Action, Inc. or MASSCAP; provided further, that the grants shall be used to assist the agencies in their mission to assist residents of the commonwealth living with low incomes to stabilize their lives and achieve economic prosperity, and in creating and expanding opportunity for those residents in the neighborhoods and municipalities where they live and work, prior appropriation continued .......$5,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-681-R1

Redraft ECO 681

Stoughton Train Depot Revitalization

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-

“; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the Stoughton train depot building in the town of Stoughton”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$430,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-681

ECO 681

Stoughton Train Depot Revitalization

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the Stoughton train depot building in Stoughton”;

and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-682

ECO 682

Commonwealth Zoological Corporation

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Collins, Rush, O'Connor and Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0952, by striking the figure "5,100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:- 7,100,000.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-683

ECO 683

Biotech Research Institute

Ms. Chandler, Messrs. Moore and O'Connor and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0500, by inserting after item 7007-0300 the following item:

"7007-0500 For the operation and maintenance of the Massachusetts Biomedical Initiatives, Inc., for the commercialization of new, academic-based research and development and raising the scientific awareness of the communities of the commonwealth; provided, that the institute, in collaboration with the office of business development, shall expend not less than $250,000 for initiatives to increase diversity in the fields of life sciences and biotechnology in the commonwealth; provided further, that such initiatives may include, but shall not be limited to: (a) investments in minority-owned businesses; (b) grants to school districts with significant minority student populations for the development of curricula, purchase of equipment and the provision of internships; (c) planning and implementation of strategies to recruit, develop and retain a diverse workforce in the fields of life sciences and biotechnology; and (d) identifying structural and cultural obstacles to the full inclusion of diverse population in the life sciences and biotechnology field, along with recommendations for removing those obstacles; provided further, that not later than January 31, 2022, the institute shall issue a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the development, implementation and success of these initiatives, including the disbursement of funds to specific entities as defined in this item; and provided further, that the institute shall seek out private funds necessary to match contributions equal to $1 for every $1 contributed by this item ............... $750,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-684

ECO 684

Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts

Ms. Chandler, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Moore and O'Connor, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Tarr, Timilty and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts, Inc.”; and by striking out the figure “$163,175” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$463,175".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-684-R1

Redraft ECO 684

Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts

Ms. Chandler, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Moore and O'Connor, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Tarr, Timilty and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts, Inc.”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$690,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-685

ECO 685

Westfield on Weekends

Mr. Velis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, ; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Westfield on Weekends program to promote economic development in the city of Westfield;

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$440,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-687

ECO 687

Girls Inc. of the Valley

Mr. Velis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- ; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended on Girls Inc. of the Valley to assist in the expansion and renovation of their headquarters; and by striking out the figure "$390,000", and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$640,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-687-R1

Redraft ECO 687

Girls Inc. of the Valley

Mr. Velis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Girls Inc. of the Valley ”; and by striking out the figure "$390,000", and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-688

ECO 688

Milton Farmer's Market

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- ";provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Milton Farmer's Market in the town of Milton";

and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$395,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-689-R1

Redraft ECO 689

Home Works Program

Ms. Lovely, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Eldridge, Crighton and Moore, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Timilty and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $800,000 shall be expended for the Home Works program; provided further, that the Home Works program shall provide opportunities for children in the emergency housing assistance program to attend out-of-school time and summer programming run by youth serving organizations; provided further, that a youth serving organization shall apply to contract with the department of housing and community development to receive contract slots to serve children in the program; provided further, that youth serving organizations shall obtain criminal offender record information for each staff member employed by the program with responsibilities that include direct care for children pursuant to section 172H of chapter 6 of the General Laws and sex offender registry information pursuant to section 178I of said chapter 6 as well as information that is publicly available from a registry of sex offender information that is operated or coordinated by the federal government; provided further, that the department may expend funds for the administration and implementation of the Home Works program"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0101, by striking out the figure "$195,885,750" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$196,685,750".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-689

ECO 689

Home Works Program

Ms. Lovely, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Eldridge, Crighton and Moore, Ms. Moran and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to establish the Home Works program; provided further, that the Home Works program shall provide opportunities for children in the emergency housing assistance program to attend out-of-school time and summer programming run by youth serving organizations; provided further, that a youth serving organization shall apply to contract with the department of housing and community development to receive contract slots to serve children in the program; provided further, that, youth serving organizations shall obtain criminal offender record information for each staff member employed by the program with responsibilities that include direct care for children pursuant to section 172H of chapter 6 of the General Laws and sex offender registry information pursuant to section 178I of said chapter 6, as well as information that is publicly available from a registry of sex offender information that is operated or coordinated by the federal government; provided further, that the department may expend funds for the administration and implementation of the Home Works program"; and in said item by striking out the figures "$195,885,750" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$196,885,750".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-690

ECO 690

Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation

Ms. Lovely and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "; provided further, that not less than $35,000 be expended to the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation for the maintenance and upkeep of the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial"; and in said item by striking the figures "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$425,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-691

ECO 691

Tourism Marketing and Promotion Campaign Timing

Ms. Lovely, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Velis, Eldridge, Lesser, Tarr, Gomez, Cronin, Keenan and Collins, Ms. Gobi and Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section XX the following sections:-

SECTION XX.  Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, grants from the amounts collected pursuant to subsection (a) of section 13T of chapter 23A of the General Laws allocated to regional tourism councils pursuant to clause (ii) of subsection (d) of said section 13T for fiscal year 2022 shall be distributed not later than September 1, 2021.

SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, grants from the amounts collected pursuant to subsection (b) of section 13T of chapter 23A of the General Laws allocated to regional tourism councils pursuant to clause (ii) of subsection (d) of said section 13T for fiscal year 2021 shall be distributed not later than November 15, 2021 according to the current allocation formula.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-692

ECO 692

Randolph AMVETS Post 51 Repairs

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for necessary infrastructure repairs to the Randolph AMVETS Post 51 facility";

and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-693

ECO 693

Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center

Ms. Chandler moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- ;“provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center in Worcester"; and by striking out the figure "$125,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-694

ECO 694

The Historic Redman House in the town of Canton

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- ";provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for roof repair to the historic Redman House in the town of Canton';

and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$490,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-696

ECO 696

WATCH Inc., the Waltham Community Development Corporation

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to support staffing and housing clinic expansion at W.A.T.C.H., INC."; and in said section 2, said item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure "$125,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-697

ECO 697

Waltham Community Day Center

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to maintain patient safety and security and construct a point of connection between facilities at the Community Day Center of Waltham, Inc."; and in said section 2, item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure "$125,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-698

ECO 698

Paid Leave Gap Coverage

Messrs. O'Connor and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding after section 63 the following new section:-

"SECTION XX. (a) Any employee who was unable to work between March 10, 2020 and April 2, 2020 due to conditions established in subsection (b) of this section shall have the following right to emergency paid sick time. Employees who work 40 hours or more per week shall be provided at least 80 hours of emergency paid sick time under this section. Employees who work fewer than 40 hours in a week shall be provided emergency paid sick time under this section in an amount equal to at least the amount of time the employee is otherwise scheduled to work or works on average in a 14-day period.

(b) Emergency paid sick time shall be provided to an employee by an employer for the following absences, including the inability to telework, related to a public health emergency:

(1) An employee’s need to: (i) self-isolate and care for oneself because the individual is diagnosed with a communicable illness related to a public health emergency; (ii) self-isolate and care for oneself because the individual is experiencing symptoms of a communicable illness related to a public health emergency; (iii) seek or obtain medical diagnosis, care, or treatment if experiencing symptoms of a communicable illness related to a public health emergency; or (iv) seek preventive care concerning a communicable illness related to a public health emergency;

(2) Care of a family member who: (i) is self-isolating due to being diagnosed with a communicable illness related to a public health emergency; (ii) is self-isolating due to experiencing symptoms of a communicable illness related to a public health emergency; (iii) needs medical diagnosis, care, or treatment if experiencing symptoms of a communicable illness related to a public health emergency; or (iv) is seeking preventive care concerning a communicable illness related to a public health emergency;

(3) Determination by a local, state, or federal public official, a health authority having jurisdiction, the employee’s employer, or a health care provider that the employee’s presence on the job or in the community would jeopardize the health of others because of the employee’s exposure to a contagious illness or exhibiting of symptoms, regardless of whether the employee has been diagnosed with a contagious illness;

(4) Care of a family member due to a determination by a local, state, or federal public official, a health authority having jurisdiction, the family member’s employer, or a health care provider that the family member’s presence on the job or in the community would jeopardize the health of others because of the family member’s exposure to a contagious illness or exhibiting of symptoms, regardless of whether the family member has been diagnosed with a contagious illness; or

(5) An employee’s inability to work or telework while subject to either: an individual or general local, state, or federal quarantine or isolation order, including a shelter-in-place order, related to a public health emergency; or closure of the employee’s place of business by order of a local, state, or federal public official or health authority or at the discretion of the employer due to a public health emergency.

(c) All employees employed by an employer in the commonwealth who must be absent from work for the reasons set forth in subsection (c) of this section, and are unable to telework, shall be eligible for emergency paid sick time regardless of the duration of such employment, or any temporary or probationary status, and shall be paid at the same hourly rate as the employee earns from the employee’s employment at the time the employee uses the emergency paid sick time; provided, however, that this hourly rate shall not be less than the effective minimum wage under section 1 of chapter 151, and shall not exceed $850 per week; provided further that annually, not later than October 1 of each year, the commonwealth shall adjust the maximum weekly benefit amount under this section to be 64 per cent of the state average weekly wage and the adjusted maximum weekly benefit amount shall take effect on January 1 of the year following such adjustment. Nothing in this section shall be construed as requiring financial or other reimbursement to an employee from an employer upon the employee’s termination, resignation, retirement or other separation from employment for emergency paid sick time provided under this section that has not been used.

(d) Employers who pay their employees for emergency paid sick time as required by this section shall be reimbursed in full by the commonwealth by providing proof of such payments to the department of revenue, but no employer shall be entitled to reimbursement under this section for paid time off provided to employees for which the employer is entitled to receive a federal payroll tax credit, including federal payroll tax credits for an employee’s use of paid sick time under the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act, P.L. No. 116-127, to the extent permitted and not in conflict with federal law. The department of revenue shall provide such reimbursements directly to employers within 5 business days by direct deposit to the employer’s bank account or by check to the employer.

(e) The commonwealth shall compensate employers as described in subsection (e) of this section by drawing upon funds in the commonwealth stabilization fund established under section 2H of chapter 29 appropriated for such purpose by the general court."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-699

ECO 699

Aboveground Natural Gas Transmission Facilities

Messrs. O'Connor, Timilty and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding after section ____ the following sections:-

"Section _____.  Section 38A of Chapter 59 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following paragraph:  For tax years beginning after January 1, 2021, and on or before June fifteenth in each of the following years, the commissioner shall determine and certify to the owner of such pipeline and to the board of assessors of every city or town where such pipeline is subject to taxation, the valuation as of January first in such year of aboveground and belowground facilities, equipment, structures, improvements, and other components associated therewith; provided, the pipeline itself shall be included with the belowground facilities, whether above or below ground, and located at a specific situs in said city or town and which were placed into service on or after January 1, 2020.  The valuation of each such pipeline system component must be certified to the city or town within which it resides.  The valuation of pipeline system components which constitute aboveground equipment, facilities, structures, improvements, and other components associated therewith and located at a specific situs and which were placed into service on or after January 1, 2020 must be certified to their associated city or town.  For pipeline system components such as line-pipe and mains that are continuous in nature the commissioner shall allocate the valuation to the various cities and towns through which the pipeline system traverses based on pipe size and mileage if the valuation associated with the specific cities and towns is not ascertainable.

Section _____.  Section 38A of Chapter 59 of the General Laws is hereby amended in the second paragraph by striking the first sentence and inserting the following sentence:  For tax years beginning after January 1, 2021, and on or before June fifteenth in each of the following years, the commissioner shall determine and certify to the owner of such pipeline and to the board of assessors of every city or town where such pipeline is subject to taxation, the valuation as of January first in such year of such pipeline in said city or town; provided however that aboveground equipment, facilities, structures, improvements, and other components associated therewith and located at a specific situs and which were placed into service on or after January 1, 2020 must be certified to their associated city or town as provided herein."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-700

ECO 700

Mass Marine Trades Association

Mr. O'Connor, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Feeney, Boncore and Moore, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Velis, Timilty, Tarr and Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association, Inc. to increase workforce development training opportunities and technical education in secondary and post-secondary schools for careers in the marine trades;" and by striking out the figure “$7,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,150,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-700-R1

Redraft ECO 700

Mass Marine Trades Association

Mr. O'Connor, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Feeney, Boncore and Moore, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Velis, Timilty, Tarr, Collins, Cronin, Cyr, Crighton, Keenan and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-1192, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Marine Trade Association, Inc. to increase workforce development training opportunities and technical education in secondary and post-secondary schools for careers in the marine trades"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7010-1192, by striking out the figure “$1,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,150,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-701

ECO 701

Career Technical Institutes

Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Eldridge, Brady, Moore, Cronin, Lesser, Collins, O'Connor, Gomez, Feeney and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-1091, by striking out the figure “$6,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$15,379,600."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-702

ECO 702

Race Horse Development Fund

Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in Section 49 by striking subsection (b) in its entirety.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-703

ECO 703

Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in the Tech Sector

Messrs. Lesser and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-1503 the following item:

“7002-1508   For the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation established under section 3 of chapter 40J of the General Laws and doing business as the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, to establish programs that provide advice and training from successful, experienced entrepreneurs for startup enterprises and that create a talent pipeline to technology startups and innovation companies; provided, that an entrepreneur and startup mentoring program shall be established, in consultation with the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation established under section 2 of chapter 40G and doing business as MassVentures, to provide assistance, mentoring and advice to startups and innovation companies by connecting early-stage entrepreneurs, technology startups and small businesses with successful, experienced business enterprises and capital financing; provided further, that said entrepreneur and startup mentoring program shall make every reasonable effort to encourage diversity among participants; provided further, that all funds shall be expended for paid internships for students seeking careers in technology and innovation industries to work with companies competing actively in those fields; provided further, that the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative shall seek private funds necessary to match contributions equal to $1 for every $1 contributed by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative through the internship program; provided further, that as a condition of such grants being awarded, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative shall reach an agreement with the grant recipient on performance measures and indicators that shall be used to evaluate the performance of the grant recipient in carrying out the activities described in the recipient’s application; provided further, that the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative shall file annual reports for the duration of the programs with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies, not later than June 15, 2022; provided further, that the paid internship program report shall include the number of placements of students in paid internships during the academic year and an analysis of the impact of the program on the ability of its participants to enter the full-time job market in the technology and innovation industries after graduation; provided further, that the entrepreneurship program report shall include an overview of the activities of the programs, the number of participants in the programs and an analysis of the impact of the programs on the success of the participants’ startup business ventures; and provided further, that the funds appropriated in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for these purposes through June 30, 2023......................... $1,350,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-704

ECO 704

Community College Workforce Training Incentive Grant Program

Mr. Lesser, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Velis, Eldridge and Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by striking out 7066-0015 in its entirety and replacing it with the following:-

“7066-0015 For the community college workforce training incentive grant program established under section 15F of chapter 15A of the General Laws, provided further that eligible incentive revenues under this program may also include workforce training contracts paid through public agencies, municipalities, public grants, not-for-profits, or private gifts………...$1,750,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-704-R1

Redraft ECO 704

Community College Workforce Training Incentive Grant Program

Mr. Lesser, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Velis, Eldridge, Finegold, Timilty and O'Connor and Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7066-0015, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that eligible incentive revenues under this program may also include workforce training contracts administered or paid through public agencies, municipalities, public grants, nonprofit organizations or private gifts.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-705-R1

Redraft ECO 705

Urban League of Springfield and Eastern Massachusetts

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding the following words:-

“; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended equally to the Urban League of Springfield, Inc., in the city of Springfield and the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Inc.”; and in said section 2, in said item 7003-0100, by striking out the figure “$792,620” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,192,620”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-705

ECO 705

Urban League of Springfield and Eastern Massachusetts

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $800,000 shall be expended equally between the Urban League of Springfield Massachusetts, Inc. in the city of Springfield and the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Inc.”; and by striking out the figure “$792,620” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,592,620”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-706

ECO 706

FORGE Manufacturing Initiative in Springfield

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a proven economic development program, with an existing office in Springfield, that supports manufacturing readiness for startups and connects them to Massachusetts-based manufacturers to promote local supply chains, post-recession job growth, and future resilience”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$590,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-707

ECO 707

Lynnfield Town Common Improvements

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvement projects for the Lynnfield Town Common in the town of Lynnfield"; and by striking out the figure “$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-708

ECO 708

Supporting the Animals and Education Programming for Forest Park Zoo

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0952, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Zoo in Forest Park”; and by striking out the figure “$5,100,00” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$5,225,00”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-708-R1

Redraft ECO 708

Supporting the Animals and Education Programming for Forest Park Zoo

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0952, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation of The Zoo in Forest Park & Education Center in the city of Springfield”; and in said section 2, in said item 7007-0952, by striking out the figure “$5,100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-709-R1

Redraft ECO 709

Science and Technology Programming at the Springfield Science Museum

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-

“; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Science Museum to complete the International Space Station buildout, a fully immersive representation of the United States exploration module on board the International Space Station”; and in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$490,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-709

ECO 709

Science and Technology Programming at the Springfield Science Museum

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Science Museum to complete the International Space Station Buildout, a fully immersive representation of the U.S. exploration module on board the International Space Station”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$590,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-710

ECO 710

Dress for Success Development Program for Women

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to Dress for Success in Western Massachusetts to fund workforce development programs”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$590,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-710-R1

Redraft ECO 710

Dress for Success Development Program for Women

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-

“; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Dress for Success Western Massachusetts to fund workforce development programs”; and

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

“$415,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-711

ECO 711

Leadership Pioneer Valley

Mr. Lesser, Ms. Comerford and Mr. Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further than not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Leadership Pioneer Valley Inc.’s regional leadership development program”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$440,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-712

ECO 712

Ludlow Mills Economic Development

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the Westmass Area Development Corporation to offset and map any and all costs incurred and related to, but not limited to, operational costs and expenses involved with the revitalization of the Ludlow Mills Industrial Complex”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$740,000”.


SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2461

Text of amendment (Senator Tarr) to the Senate Bill making appropriations for the fiscal year 2022 for the maintenance of the departments, boards, commissions, institutions and certain activities of the commonwealth, for interest, sinking fund and serial bond requirements and for certain permanent improvements (Senate, No. 3).

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

_______________

In the One Hundred and Ninety-Second General Court
(2021-2022)

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by inserting after section _ the following:-

"SECTION X. Subclause (ii) of clause Tenth of section 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “game”, the following words:- or sports pool or online sports pool.

SECTION X. Section 2 of chapter 23K of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended, in the definition of “Game”, by inserting at the end thereof the following words:- This term shall also include sports pools and online sports pools as defined in section 20A.

SECTION X. Said section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended, in the definition of “Gaming establishment”, by inserting after the word “area” in line 112, the following words:-, a sports wagering lounge as defined in section 20A.

SECTION X. Said section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended, in the definition of “Gaming license”, by inserting at the end thereof, the following words:- , sports pool or online sports pool as defined in section 20A, or a license issued by the commission that permits the operation of sports wagering through a mobile application and other digital platforms and in person at a live thoroughbred race track approved by the commission, provided that said licensee (i) operates a thoroughbred horse racing track with at least a 1 mile circumference; (ii) has received approval from the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association to conduct sports wagering pursuant to this chapter; and (iii) makes a capital investment of not less than $25,000,000 within 3 years after receiving a category 1 license and conducts at least ten race days in a year.

SECTION X. Section 8 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting, in line 2, after the word “licenses”, the following words:- and sports wagering licenses as defined in section 20A.

SECTION X. Section 9 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

(c) The commission may waive certain provisions of subsection (a) that it deems inapplicable to the issuance of a sports wagering license as defined in section 20A.

SECTION X. Said chapter 23K of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 20, the following 6 sections:-

Section 20A. In addition to the definitions set forth in section 2, the following definitions shall apply to sections 20A to 20F, inclusive:-

“Collegiate sport or athletic event”, a sport or athletic event offered, sponsored by, or played in connection with a public or private institution that offers educational services beyond the secondary level;

“Electronic Sports” or “eSports”, a multiplayer video game played competitively for spectators by professionals;

“Online sports pool”, a sports pool operation in which wagers on sports events are made through computers or mobile or interactive devices and accepted at a sports wagering lounge through an online gaming system which is operating pursuant to a sports wagering license issued by the commission pursuant to section 20B;

“Online sports pool operator”, an entity that holds a gaming license or a gaming vendor license as defined in section 2 and that holds a license issued by the commission to operate an online sports pool;

“Operator”, a gaming licensee that has elected to operate a sports pool, either independently or jointly, and any entity with whom a gaming licensee contracts to operate a sports pool or online sports pool, including an online sports pool operator;

“Professional sport or athletic event”, an event at which two or more persons participate in sports or athletic events and receive compensation in excess of actual expenses for their participation in such event;

“Prohibited sports event”, any amateur sport or athletic event, including any collegiate sport or athletic event or high school sport or athletic event regardless of where the event takes place; and any electronic sports or eSports event;

“Sports event”, any professional sport or athletic event, any Olympic or international sports competition event, or any portion thereof, including, but not limited to, the individual performance statistics of athletes in a sports event or combination of sports events, except “sports event” shall not include a prohibited sports event or a fantasy contest, as defined in section 135 of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016;

“Sports governing body”, a sports organization that has a regulatory, sanctioning or organizing function for a specific sport or athletic event; provided, that this definition shall include but not be limited to a professional sports organization as defined in 28 U.S.C. section 3701(3) and national governing body as defined in 36 U.S.C. section 220501(b)(8);

“Sports pool”, the business of accepting wagers on any sports event by any system or method of wagering, including but not limited to single-game bets, teaser bets, parlays, over-under, moneyline, pools, exchange wagering, in-game wagering, in-play bets, proposition bets, and straight bets;

“Sports wagering license”, a license issued by the commission that permits the licensee to operate a sports pool or online sports pool;

“Sports wagering licensee”, an operator or online sports pool operator who holds a sports wagering license under this chapter; and

“Sports wagering lounge”, an area wherein a licensed sports pool is operated located in a gaming establishment. For the purposes of this chapter, the sports wagering lounge shall be considered part of the gaming area.

Section 20B. (a)The commission shall issue all sports wagering licenses and renewals thereof to gaming licensees. In addition to games permitted under this chapter, a gaming licensee which holds a sports wagering license issued by the commission may operate a sports pool in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and applicable regulations promulgated by the commission. A gaming licensee that holds a sports wagering license may conduct an online sports pool or may authorize an internet sports pool operator that holds a gaming license, sports wagering license or gaming vendor license, to operate an online sports pool on its behalf, provided that the terms of that agreement are approved by the commission. Each sports wagering licensee may provide a limited number of individually branded websites, each of which may have an accompanying mobile application bearing the same brand as the website for an online sports pool; provided that, said websites and mobile applications, in the case of a gaming licensee, may be in addition to or conjunction with any websites and mobile applications that also offer fantasy contests as defined in section 135 of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016. The commission shall determine the number of individually branded websites and accompanying mobile application that each sports wagering licensee may provide.

(b) An applicant for a sports wagering license shall pay to the commission a nonrefundable application fee of $100,000 to defray the costs associated with the processing of the application and investigation of the applicant; provided, however, that if the costs of the investigation exceed the initial application fee, the applicant shall pay the additional amount to the commission within 30 days after notification of insufficient fees or the application shall be rejected.

(c) The commission shall determine the minimum licensing fee for the issuance or renewal of a sports wagering license, which shall not be less than $500,000 for initial issuance, to be paid within 30 days after the award of the license. The commission shall set any renewal fee for such license based on the cost of fees associated with the evaluation of a sports wagering licensee under this chapter which shall be deposited into the Gaming Local Aid Fund established in section 63. Such renewal fee shall be exclusive of any subsequent licensing fees under this section.

(d) (1) No sports wagering license shall be issued by the commission to any applicant unless it has been qualified for licensure by the commission under sections 12 and 16.

(2) The commission may allow up to three online sports pools or may authorize up to three online sports pool operators licensed as gaming vendors under section 31 of 23K to operate an online sports pool on its behalf under a category 1 or category 2 license.

(3) No sports wagering license shall be issued to any entity that is not qualified under this chapter.

(e) No applicant shall be authorized to operate a sports pool or online sports pool unless it has produced, to the satisfaction of the commission, information, documentation, and assurances concerning its financial background and resources, including cash reserves, that are sufficient to demonstrate that it has the financial stability, integrity, and responsibility to operate a sports pool or online sports pool.

(f) (1) No online sports pool shall be opened to the public, and no sports wagering, except for test purposes, may be conducted therein, until an online sports pool operator receives from the commission a permit to conduct an online sports pool.

(2) No applicant for an online sports wagering license shall be approved unless it provides a system of verification for users on its online sports pool website or mobile application.

(g) No later than 5 years after the date of the issuance of a sports wagering license and every 5 years thereafter or within such lesser periods as the commission may direct, an operator or online sports pool operator shall submit to the commission such documentation or information as the commission may by regulation require, to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commission that the operator or online sports pool operator continues to meet the requirements and regulations of this chapter.

(h) Sports wagering licensees and operators may provide promotional credits, incentives, bonuses, complimentaries, or similar benefits designed to induce sports betters to wager. The commission shall establish by regulation, standards governing the provision of these measures.

(i) The server or other equipment used by a gaming licensee, operator or sports pool operator, to accept wagers at a sports pool or online sports pool shall conform to requirements which the commission may impose by regulation.

Section 20C. (a) The operator or online sports pool operator shall establish or display the odds at which wagers may be placed on sports events.

(b)An operator shall accept wagers on sports events only from persons physically present in the sports wagering lounge or through self-service wagering machines located in the gaming area.

(c) An online sports pool operator shall accept wagers through an online sports pool.

(d) An operator or online sports pool operator shall not accept wagers on prohibited sports events.

Section 20D. (a) The following persons shall not be permitted to (1) have any ownership interest in, control of, or otherwise be employed by an operator, online sports pool operator, a sports wagering licensee, a gaming establishment or gaming licensee in which a sports wagering lounge is located or (2) place a wager on a sports event that is overseen by that person’s sports governing body based on publicly available information: (i) Any person who is an athlete, coach, referee, or director of a sports governing body or any of its member teams; (ii) a sports governing body or any of its member teams; (iii) a player or a referee personnel member, in or on any sports event overseen by that person’s sports governing body based on publicly available information; (iv) a person who holds a position of authority or influence sufficient to exert influence over the participants in a sporting contest, including but not limited to coaches, managers, handlers, and athletic trainers; (v) a person with access to certain types of exclusive information on any sports event overseen by that person’s sports governing body based on publicly available information; or (vi) a person identified by any lists provided by the sports governing body to the commission.

(b) Any employee of a sports governing body or its member teams who is not prohibited from wagering on a sports event under subsection (a) shall provide notice to the commission prior to placing a wager on a sports event.

(c) The direct or indirect legal or beneficial owner of 5 per cent or greater of a sports governing body or any of its member teams shall not place or accept any wager on a sports event in which any member team of that sports governing body participates.

(d) The prohibition set forth in subsection (a) shall not apply to (i) a person owning less than 5 per cent of the common stock of the applicant company, directly or indirectly, or a holding, intermediary or subsidiary company as defined in section 2 of a specific sports governing body member team; and (ii) a person owning less than 5 per cent of the common stock of the applicant company, directly or indirectly, or a holding, intermediary or subsidiary company as defined in said section 2 in a gaming establishment or gaming licensee.

Section 20E. (a) An operator shall adopt procedures to prevent persons from wagering on sports events who are prohibited from placing sports wagers. An operator shall not accept wagers from any person; (i) whose identity is known to the operator and whose name appears on the exclusion list maintained by the commission pursuant to section 45; (ii) who is the operator, director, officer, owner, or employee of the operator or any relative thereof living in the same household as the operator; (iii) who has access to nonpublic confidential information held by the operator; or (iv) who is an agent or proxy for any other person.

(b) An operator shall adopt procedures to be approved by the commission to obtain personally identifiable information from any individual who places any single wager in an amount of $10,000 or greater on a sports event while physically present in a gaming establishment.

(c) A sports wagering licensee may contract with a gaming vendor to conduct that operation, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the commission. The gaming vendor shall obtain a gaming vendor license prior to the execution of any such contract and in accordance with the regulations promulgated by the commission.

(d) An operator shall promptly report to the bureau: any criminal or disciplinary proceedings commenced against the operator or its employees in connection with the operations of the sports pool or online sports pool; any abnormal betting activity or patterns that may indicate a concern about the integrity of a sports event or events; any other conduct with the potential to corrupt a betting outcome of a sports event for purposes of financial gain, including but not limited to match fixing; and suspicious or illegal wagering activities, including the use of funds derived from illegal activity, wagers to conceal or launder funds derived from illegal activity, use of agents to place wagers, or use of false identification. The bureau is authorized to share any information under this section with any law enforcement entity, team, sports governing body, or regulatory agency the bureau deems appropriate.

(e) An operator shall maintain records of sports wagering operations in accordance with regulations promulgated by the commission.

(f) A sports wagering licensee may, in addition to having a sports wagering lounge, conduct wagering on authorized sports events through one or more kiosks or self-service wagering stations located within its facility. Such self-service wagering stations located at a casino may offer any game authorized under regulations promulgated by the commission.

(g) (1) All wagers on sports events authorized under this chapter shall be initiated, received and otherwise made within the commonwealth unless otherwise determined by the commission in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Consistent with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (31 U.S.C. s.5361 et seq.), the intermediate routing of electronic data relating to a lawful intrastate wager authorized under this provision shall not determine the location or locations in which such wager is initiated, received or otherwise made.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of clause (1) of this subsection, wagers may be accepted thereunder or pooled with wagers from persons who are not physically present in the commonwealth if the commission determines that such wagering is not inconsistent with federal law or the law of the jurisdiction, including any foreign nation, in which any such person is located, or such wagering is conducted pursuant to a reciprocal agreement to which the commonwealth is a party that is not inconsistent with federal law.

(h) (1) Applicants for and holders of a sports wagering and online sports wagering license shall be required to disclose the identity of the following: each board appointed officer of the corporation; each director of the corporation; each person who directly holds any voting or controlling interest of 5 percent or more of the securities issued by such applicant or holder; each person who directly holds any non-voting or passive ownership interest of 25 percent or more of the securities issued by such applicant or holder; and each holding or intermediary company of an applicant for or holder of an operator.

(2) As to each holding, intermediary and subsidiary company of an applicant for or holder of a sports wagering license, such applicants and holders shall be required to establish and maintain the qualifications of the following: each board appointed officer of the corporation; each director of the corporation; each person who directly holds any voting or controlling interest of 5 percent or more of the securities issued by such applicant or holder; and each person who directly holds any non-voting or passive ownership interest of 25 percent or more in such holding or intermediary company.

(i) (1) All persons employed directly in wagering-related activities conducted within a gaming establishment in a sports wagering lounge or an online sports pool shall be licensed as a key gaming employee or a gaming employee or so designated by the commission. All other employees who are working in the sports wagering lounge or an online sports pool shall register with the commission as a gaming service employee.

(2) Each operator shall designate one or more gaming key employees who shall be responsible for the operation of the sports pool or online sports pool. At least one such gaming key employee shall be in the gaming establishment whenever sports wagering is conducted.

(j) Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, the commission shall have the authority to regulate sports pools, online sports pools, and the conduct of sports wagering under this chapter to the same extent that the commission regulates gaming.

(k) The commission, shall promulgate regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 20B through 20F, inclusive, including but not limited to, regulations governing the:

(1) number of individually branded websites and accompanying mobile application that each sports wagering licensee may provide;

(2) amount of cash reserves to be maintained by operators to cover winning wagers;

(3) acceptance of wagers on a series of sports events;

(4) maximum wagers which may be accepted by an operator from any one person on any one sports event;

(5) type of wagering tickets which may be used;

(6) method of issuing tickets;

(7) method of accounting to be used by operators;

(8) types of records which shall be kept;

(9) use of credit and checks by patrons;

(10) a cashless wagering system for sports wagering pursuant to the provisions of section 29;

(11) protections for a person placing a wager, including a verification system for online sports pools, including age and identity verification; and

(12) the display of information on the signs of problem gambling and how to access assistance.

(l) Each operator shall adopt comprehensive house rules governing sports wagering transactions which shall be approved by the commission. The rules shall specify the amounts to be paid on winning wagers and the effect of schedule changes. The house rules, together with any other information the commission deems appropriate, shall be conspicuously displayed in the sports wagering lounge, posted on the online sports pool operator’s website or mobile application, and included in the terms and conditions of the cashless wagering system pursuant to the provisions of section 29, and copies shall be made readily available as required by the commission.

Section 20F.  Nothing in sections 20A through 20F, inclusive, shall limit (1) the tribal-state compact entered into pursuant to section 91 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011 and as approved by the general court pursuant to chapter 1 of the resolves of 2012, or (2) the attorney general’s authority over daily fantasy contests as defined in section 135 of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016 pursuant to the General Laws and regulations promulgated by the attorney general.

SECTION X. Section 21 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding, the following subsection:-

(e)The commission may waive certain provisions of this section that it deems inapplicable to the issuance of a sports wagering license as defined in section 20A.

SECTION X. Section 23 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “licensee”, in line 1, the following words:- and a sports wagering licensee as defined in section 20A.

SECTION X. Section 37 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after subsection (g), the following subsection:- (h) Whoever willfully violates the provisions of section 20D shall be punished by imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than 6 months or by a fine not to exceed $10,000, or both, and in the case of a person other than a natural person, by a fine not to exceed $100,000.

SECTION X. Said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after section 55, the following section:-

Section 55A.(a) (1) The sums received by a sports wagering licensee from sports wagering, all as defined in section 20A, less only the total of all sums actually paid out as winnings to patrons, shall not be taxed as gross gaming revenue as defined in section 2 but shall be subject to a tax of 10 per cent. (2) The sums received from an online sports wagering licensee on sports events, both as defined in section 20A, less only the total of all sums actually paid out as winnings, shall be subject to a tax of 12.5 per cent, which shall be paid to the Gaming Local Aid Fund established in section 63. (3)The cash equivalent value of any merchandise or thing of value included in a jackpot or payout shall not be included in the total of all sums paid out as winnings for purposes of determining revenue under this subsection.

(b) The operator of fantasy contests as defined in section 135 of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016 shall pay a tax of 12.5 per cent, except that sums received from a fantasy contest, less only the total of all sums actually paid out as winnings, and shall be remitted to the commission no less frequently than monthly by the operator to be paid to the Gaming Local Aid Fund established in section 63.

SECTION X. Subsection (e) of section 56 of said chapter 23K, is hereby further amended by inserting after the first sentence, the following sentence:- The commission shall also assess an annual fee of $1,000,000 in shares to be determined by the commission against each sports wagering licensee that is not a category 1 or category 2 gaming licensee.

SECTION X. Subsection (2) of section 71 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing is hereby further amended by inserting after clause (vi), the following clause:- (vi ½) an assessment of the impacts on sports wagering on  individuals, families, businesses, social institutions and the economy generally;"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-713

ECO 713

Sports wagering

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

"SECTION X. Subclause (ii) of clause Tenth of section 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “game”, the following words:- or sports pool or online sports pool.

SECTION X. Section 2 of chapter 23K of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended, in the definition of “Game”, by inserting at the end thereof the following words:- This term shall also include sports pools and online sports pools as defined in section 20A.

SECTION X. Said section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended, in the definition of “Gaming establishment”, by inserting after the word “area” in line 112, the following words:-, a sports wagering lounge as defined in section 20A.

SECTION X. Said section 2 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended, in the definition of “Gaming license”, by inserting at the end thereof, the following words:- , sports pool or online sports pool as defined in section 20A, or a license issued by the commission that permits the operation of sports wagering through a mobile application and other digital platforms and in person at a live thoroughbred race track approved by the commission, provided that said licensee (i) operates a thoroughbred horse racing track with at least a 1 mile circumference; (ii) has received approval from the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association to conduct sports wagering pursuant to this chapter; and (iii) makes a capital investment of not less than $25,000,000 within 3 years after receiving a category 1 license and conducts at least ten race days in a year.

SECTION X. Section 8 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting, in line 2, after the word “licenses”, the following words:- and sports wagering licenses as defined in section 20A.

SECTION X. Section 9 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:-

(c) The commission may waive certain provisions of subsection (a) that it deems inapplicable to the issuance of a sports wagering license as defined in section 20A.

SECTION X. Said chapter 23K of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after section 20, the following 6 sections:-

Section 20A. In addition to the definitions set forth in section 2, the following definitions shall apply to sections 20A to 20F, inclusive:-

“Collegiate sport or athletic event”, a sport or athletic event offered, sponsored by, or played in connection with a public or private institution that offers educational services beyond the secondary level;

“Electronic Sports” or “eSports”, a multiplayer video game played competitively for spectators by professionals;

“Online sports pool”, a sports pool operation in which wagers on sports events are made through computers or mobile or interactive devices and accepted at a sports wagering lounge through an online gaming system which is operating pursuant to a sports wagering license issued by the commission pursuant to section 20B;

“Online sports pool operator”, an entity that holds a gaming license or a gaming vendor license as defined in section 2 and that holds a license issued by the commission to operate an online sports pool;

“Operator”, a gaming licensee that has elected to operate a sports pool, either independently or jointly, and any entity with whom a gaming licensee contracts to operate a sports pool or online sports pool, including an online sports pool operator;

“Professional sport or athletic event”, an event at which two or more persons participate in sports or athletic events and receive compensation in excess of actual expenses for their participation in such event;

“Prohibited sports event”, any amateur sport or athletic event, including any collegiate sport or athletic event or high school sport or athletic event regardless of where the event takes place; and any electronic sports or eSports event;

“Sports event”, any professional sport or athletic event, any Olympic or international sports competition event, or any portion thereof, including, but not limited to, the individual performance statistics of athletes in a sports event or combination of sports events, except “sports event” shall not include a prohibited sports event or a fantasy contest, as defined in section 135 of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016;

“Sports governing body”, a sports organization that has a regulatory, sanctioning or organizing function for a specific sport or athletic event; provided, that this definition shall include but not be limited to a professional sports organization as defined in 28 U.S.C. section 3701(3) and national governing body as defined in 36 U.S.C. section 220501(b)(8);

“Sports pool”, the business of accepting wagers on any sports event by any system or method of wagering, including but not limited to single-game bets, teaser bets, parlays, over-under, moneyline, pools, exchange wagering, in-game wagering, in-play bets, proposition bets, and straight bets;

“Sports wagering license”, a license issued by the commission that permits the licensee to operate a sports pool or online sports pool;

“Sports wagering licensee”, an operator or online sports pool operator who holds a sports wagering license under this chapter; and

“Sports wagering lounge”, an area wherein a licensed sports pool is operated located in a gaming establishment. For the purposes of this chapter, the sports wagering lounge shall be considered part of the gaming area.

Section 20B. (a)The commission shall issue all sports wagering licenses and renewals thereof to gaming licensees. In addition to games permitted under this chapter, a gaming licensee which holds a sports wagering license issued by the commission may operate a sports pool in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and applicable regulations promulgated by the commission. A gaming licensee that holds a sports wagering license may conduct an online sports pool or may authorize an internet sports pool operator that holds a gaming license, sports wagering license or gaming vendor license, to operate an online sports pool on its behalf, provided that the terms of that agreement are approved by the commission. Each sports wagering licensee may provide a limited number of individually branded websites, each of which may have an accompanying mobile application bearing the same brand as the website for an online sports pool; provided that, said websites and mobile applications, in the case of a gaming licensee, may be in addition to or conjunction with any websites and mobile applications that also offer fantasy contests as defined in section 135 of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016. The commission shall determine the number of individually branded websites and accompanying mobile application that each sports wagering licensee may provide.

(b) An applicant for a sports wagering license shall pay to the commission a nonrefundable application fee of $100,000 to defray the costs associated with the processing of the application and investigation of the applicant; provided, however, that if the costs of the investigation exceed the initial application fee, the applicant shall pay the additional amount to the commission within 30 days after notification of insufficient fees or the application shall be rejected.

(c) The commission shall determine the minimum licensing fee for the issuance or renewal of a sports wagering license, which shall not be less than $500,000 for initial issuance, to be paid within 30 days after the award of the license. The commission shall set any renewal fee for such license based on the cost of fees associated with the evaluation of a sports wagering licensee under this chapter which shall be deposited into the Gaming Local Aid Fund established in section 63. Such renewal fee shall be exclusive of any subsequent licensing fees under this section.

(d) (1) No sports wagering license shall be issued by the commission to any applicant unless it has been qualified for licensure by the commission under sections 12 and 16.

(2) No category 1 or category 2 licensee shall be permitted to operate a sports pool or accept wagers via an online sports pool unless a sports wagering lounge is established and has commenced operation in its facility; provided, however, that an applicant for a sports wagering license may petition the commission to commence operation of the sports pool at a temporary facility and or an online sports pool during the pendency of construction of a sports wagering lounge in its facility. Such temporary facility may include, at the discretion of the commission, the utilization of designated windows and self-service wagering machines located in the gaming area or a cashless wagering system pursuant to the provisions of section 29; provided that the provisions of this clause shall not apply to an online sports pool operator.

(3) No sports wagering license shall be issued to any entity that is not qualified under this chapter.

(e) No applicant shall be authorized to operate a sports pool or online sports pool unless it has produced, to the satisfaction of the commission, information, documentation, and assurances concerning its financial background and resources, including cash reserves, that are sufficient to demonstrate that it has the financial stability, integrity, and responsibility to operate a sports pool or online sports pool.

(f) (1) No online sports pool shall be opened to the public, and no sports wagering, except for test purposes, may be conducted therein, until an online sports pool operator receives from the commission a permit to conduct an online sports pool.

(2) No applicant for an online sports wagering license shall be approved unless it provides a system of verification for users on its online sports pool website or mobile application.

(g) No later than 5 years after the date of the issuance of a sports wagering license and every 5 years thereafter or within such lesser periods as the commission may direct, an operator or online sports pool operator shall submit to the commission such documentation or information as the commission may by regulation require, to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commission that the operator or online sports pool operator continues to meet the requirements and regulations of this chapter.

(h) Sports wagering licensees and operators may provide promotional credits, incentives, bonuses, complimentaries, or similar benefits designed to induce sports betters to wager. The commission shall establish by regulation, standards governing the provision of these measures.

(i) The server or other equipment used by a gaming licensee, operator or sports pool operator, to accept wagers at a sports pool or online sports pool shall conform to requirements which the commission may impose by regulation.

Section 20C. (a) The operator or online sports pool operator shall establish or display the odds at which wagers may be placed on sports events.

(b)An operator shall accept wagers on sports events only from persons physically present in the sports wagering lounge or through self-service wagering machines located in the gaming area.

(c) An online sports pool operator shall accept wagers through an online sports pool.

(d) An operator or online sports pool operator shall not accept wagers on prohibited sports events.

Section 20D. (a) The following persons shall not be permitted to (1) have any ownership interest in, control of, or otherwise be employed by an operator, online sports pool operator, a sports wagering licensee, a gaming establishment or gaming licensee in which a sports wagering lounge is located or (2) place a wager on a sports event that is overseen by that person’s sports governing body based on publicly available information: (i) Any person who is an athlete, coach, referee, or director of a sports governing body or any of its member teams; (ii) a sports governing body or any of its member teams; (iii) a player or a referee personnel member, in or on any sports event overseen by that person’s sports governing body based on publicly available information; (iv) a person who holds a position of authority or influence sufficient to exert influence over the participants in a sporting contest, including but not limited to coaches, managers, handlers, and athletic trainers; (v) a person with access to certain types of exclusive information on any sports event overseen by that person’s sports governing body based on publicly available information; or (vi) a person identified by any lists provided by the sports governing body to the commission.

(b) Any employee of a sports governing body or its member teams who is not prohibited from wagering on a sports event under subsection (a) shall provide notice to the commission prior to placing a wager on a sports event.

(c) The direct or indirect legal or beneficial owner of 5 per cent or greater of a sports governing body or any of its member teams shall not place or accept any wager on a sports event in which any member team of that sports governing body participates.

(d) The prohibition set forth in subsection (a) shall not apply to (i) a person owning less than 5 per cent of the common stock of the applicant company, directly or indirectly, or a holding, intermediary or subsidiary company as defined in section 2 of a specific sports governing body member team; and (ii) a person owning less than 5 per cent of the common stock of the applicant company, directly or indirectly, or a holding, intermediary or subsidiary company as defined in said section 2 in a gaming establishment or gaming licensee.

Section 20E. (a) An operator shall adopt procedures to prevent persons from wagering on sports events who are prohibited from placing sports wagers. An operator shall not accept wagers from any person; (i) whose identity is known to the operator and whose name appears on the exclusion list maintained by the commission pursuant to section 45; (ii) who is the operator, director, officer, owner, or employee of the operator or any relative thereof living in the same household as the operator; (iii) who has access to nonpublic confidential information held by the operator; or (iv) who is an agent or proxy for any other person.

(b) An operator shall adopt procedures to be approved by the commission to obtain personally identifiable information from any individual who places any single wager in an amount of $10,000 or greater on a sports event while physically present in a gaming establishment.

(c) A sports wagering licensee may contract with a gaming vendor to conduct that operation, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the commission. The gaming vendor shall obtain a gaming vendor license prior to the execution of any such contract and in accordance with the regulations promulgated by the commission.

(d) An operator shall promptly report to the bureau: any criminal or disciplinary proceedings commenced against the operator or its employees in connection with the operations of the sports pool or online sports pool; any abnormal betting activity or patterns that may indicate a concern about the integrity of a sports event or events; any other conduct with the potential to corrupt a betting outcome of a sports event for purposes of financial gain, including but not limited to match fixing; and suspicious or illegal wagering activities, including the use of funds derived from illegal activity, wagers to conceal or launder funds derived from illegal activity, use of agents to place wagers, or use of false identification. The bureau is authorized to share any information under this section with any law enforcement entity, team, sports governing body, or regulatory agency the bureau deems appropriate.

(e) An operator shall maintain records of sports wagering operations in accordance with regulations promulgated by the commission.

(f) A sports wagering licensee may, in addition to having a sports wagering lounge, conduct wagering on authorized sports events through one or more kiosks or self-service wagering stations located within its facility. Such self-service wagering stations located at a casino may offer any game authorized under regulations promulgated by the commission.

(g) (1) All wagers on sports events authorized under this chapter shall be initiated, received and otherwise made within the commonwealth unless otherwise determined by the commission in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. Consistent with the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006 (31 U.S.C. s.5361 et seq.), the intermediate routing of electronic data relating to a lawful intrastate wager authorized under this provision shall not determine the location or locations in which such wager is initiated, received or otherwise made.

(2) Notwithstanding the provisions of clause (1) of this subsection, wagers may be accepted thereunder or pooled with wagers from persons who are not physically present in the commonwealth if the commission determines that such wagering is not inconsistent with federal law or the law of the jurisdiction, including any foreign nation, in which any such person is located, or such wagering is conducted pursuant to a reciprocal agreement to which the commonwealth is a party that is not inconsistent with federal law.

(h) (1) Applicants for and holders of a sports wagering and online sports wagering license shall be required to disclose the identity of the following: each board appointed officer of the corporation; each director of the corporation; each person who directly holds any voting or controlling interest of 5 percent or more of the securities issued by such applicant or holder; each person who directly holds any non-voting or passive ownership interest of 25 percent or more of the securities issued by such applicant or holder; and each holding or intermediary company of an applicant for or holder of an operator.

(2) As to each holding, intermediary and subsidiary company of an applicant for or holder of a sports wagering license, such applicants and holders shall be required to establish and maintain the qualifications of the following: each board appointed officer of the corporation; each director of the corporation; each person who directly holds any voting or controlling interest of 5 percent or more of the securities issued by such applicant or holder; and each person who directly holds any non-voting or passive ownership interest of 25 percent or more in such holding or intermediary company.

(i) (1) All persons employed directly in wagering-related activities conducted within a gaming establishment in a sports wagering lounge or an online sports pool shall be licensed as a key gaming employee or a gaming employee or so designated by the commission. All other employees who are working in the sports wagering lounge or an online sports pool shall register with the commission as a gaming service employee.

(2) Each operator shall designate one or more gaming key employees who shall be responsible for the operation of the sports pool or online sports pool. At least one such gaming key employee shall be in the gaming establishment whenever sports wagering is conducted.

(j) Except as otherwise provided by this chapter, the commission shall have the authority to regulate sports pools, online sports pools, and the conduct of sports wagering under this chapter to the same extent that the commission regulates gaming.

(k) The commission, shall promulgate regulations necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 20B through 20F, inclusive, including but not limited to, regulations governing the:

(1) number of individually branded websites and accompanying mobile application that each sports wagering licensee may provide;

(2) amount of cash reserves to be maintained by operators to cover winning wagers;

(3) acceptance of wagers on a series of sports events;

(4) maximum wagers which may be accepted by an operator from any one person on any one sports event;

(5) type of wagering tickets which may be used;

(6) method of issuing tickets;

(7) method of accounting to be used by operators;

(8) types of records which shall be kept;

(9) use of credit and checks by patrons;

(10) a cashless wagering system for sports wagering pursuant to the provisions of section 29;

(11) protections for a person placing a wager, including a verification system for online sports pools, including age and identity verification; and

(12) the display of information on the signs of problem gambling and how to access assistance.

(l) Each operator shall adopt comprehensive house rules governing sports wagering transactions which shall be approved by the commission. The rules shall specify the amounts to be paid on winning wagers and the effect of schedule changes. The house rules, together with any other information the commission deems appropriate, shall be conspicuously displayed in the sports wagering lounge, posted on the online sports pool operator’s website or mobile application, and included in the terms and conditions of the cashless wagering system pursuant to the provisions of section 29, and copies shall be made readily available as required by the commission.

Section 20F.  Nothing in sections 20A through 20F, inclusive, shall limit (1) the tribal-state compact entered into pursuant to section 91 of chapter 194 of the acts of 2011 and as approved by the general court pursuant to chapter 1 of the resolves of 2012, or (2) the attorney general’s authority over daily fantasy contests as defined in section 135 of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016 pursuant to the General Laws and regulations promulgated by the attorney general.

SECTION X. Section 21 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding, the following subsection:-

(e)The commission may waive certain provisions of this section that it deems inapplicable to the issuance of a sports wagering license as defined in section 20A.

SECTION X. Section 23 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “licensee”, in line 1, the following words:- and a sports wagering licensee as defined in section 20A.

SECTION X. Section 37 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after subsection (g), the following subsection:- (h) Whoever willfully violates the provisions of section 20D shall be punished by imprisonment in the house of correction for not more than 6 months or by a fine not to exceed $10,000, or both, and in the case of a person other than a natural person, by a fine not to exceed $100,000.

SECTION X. Said chapter 23K, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after section 55, the following section:-

Section 55A.(a) (1) The sums received by a sports wagering licensee from sports wagering, all as defined in section 20A, less only the total of all sums actually paid out as winnings to patrons, shall not be taxed as gross gaming revenue as defined in section 2 but shall be subject to a tax of 10 per cent. (2) The sums received from an online sports wagering licensee on sports events, both as defined in section 20A, less only the total of all sums actually paid out as winnings, shall be subject to a tax of 12.5 per cent, which shall be paid to the Gaming Local Aid Fund established in section 63. (3)The cash equivalent value of any merchandise or thing of value included in a jackpot or payout shall not be included in the total of all sums paid out as winnings for purposes of determining revenue under this subsection.

(b) The operator of fantasy contests as defined in section 135 of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016 shall pay a tax of 12.5 per cent, except that sums received from a fantasy contest, less only the total of all sums actually paid out as winnings, and shall be remitted to the commission no less frequently than monthly by the operator to be paid to the Gaming Local Aid Fund established in section 63.

SECTION X. Subsection (e) of section 56 of said chapter 23K, is hereby further amended by inserting after the first sentence, the following sentence:- The commission shall also assess an annual fee of $1,000,000 in shares to be determined by the commission against each sports wagering licensee that is not a category 1 or category 2 gaming licensee.

SECTION X. Subsection (2) of section 71 of said chapter 23K, as so appearing is hereby further amended by inserting after clause (vi), the following clause:- (vi ½) an assessment of the impacts on sports wagering on  individuals, families, businesses, social institutions and the economy generally;"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-714

ECO 714

Lupa Zoo Educational Programming

Mr. Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Lupa Game Farm, Inc. in the town of Ludlow for education programming”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$540 ,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-715-R1

Redraft ECO 715

Rachel’s Table in Springfield

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by adding the following words:-

“; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Rachel’s Table in the city of Springfield to help alleviate hunger and reduce food waste”; and in said section 2, in said item 2511-0105, by striking out the figure “$30,260,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$30,285,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-715

ECO 715

Rachel’s Table in Springfield

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Rachel’s Table in Springfield to help alleviate hunger and reduce food waste”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$415,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-716-R1

Redraft ECO 716

Maintain Expanded Housing Counseling Capacity During COVID-19

Messrs. Crighton and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended equally as grants to the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, Inc. and Lynn Housing Authority Development Group, Inc. to provide information and referral services relating to emergency rental assistance and other services under the department of housing and community development’s 2019 novel coronavirus eviction diversion initiative”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure “$125,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$425,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-716

ECO 716

Maintain Expanded Housing Counseling Capacity During COVID-19

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by inserting after “targeted at food security” the following:-

“; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended as grants to the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance and Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development to provide information and referral services relating to emergency rental assistance and other services under the department’s COVID-19 eviction diversion initiative.”

and in said item by striking out the figure “$125,000” and inserting in place thereof  “$425,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-717

ECO 717

The Spirit of Springfield

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for The Spirit of Springfield in the city of Springfield to produce events that enhance the quality of life by providing people with a sense of community, civic pride, and opportunities for celebration”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$515,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-718-R1

Redraft ECO 718

Lynn Main Streets

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to Lynn Main Streets in the city of Lynn"; and by striking out the figure “$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$420,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-718

ECO 718

Lynn Main Streets

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Lynn Main Streets in the city of Lynn"; and by striking out the figure “$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$415,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-719-R1

Redraft ECO 719

Economic Opportunities

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to CONNECT, a financial opportunity center in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc. in the city of Cambridge”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7002-0010, by striking the figure “$2,581,480” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,631,480”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-719

ECO 719

Economic Opportunities

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to CONNECT, a financial opportunity center in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc. in the city of Cambridge”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7003-0100, by striking the figure “$792,620” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$842,620”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-720-R1

Redraft ECO 720

Training and upgrading fund

Mr. DiDomenico, Ms. DiZoglio, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Cyr, Brady, Cronin, Timilty and Pacheco and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7003-0607 the following item:-

“7003-0608  For the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund to deliver innovative worker training for eligible health care workers that will better the lives of health care workers, reduce costs and improve the quality of health care provided by MassHealth personal care attendants and provided at nursing homes, community health centers, hospitals and health systems.................... $200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-720

ECO 720

Training and upgrading fund

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7003-0607 the following line item:-

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-721-R1

Redraft ECO 721

Springfield Public Forum

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-

“; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Springfield Public Forum, Inc. in the city of Springfield”; and in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$465,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-721

ECO 721

Springfield Public Forum

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Public Forum in the city of Springfield ”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$460,000”. 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-722-R1

Redraft ECO 722

Economic Development Opportunities for Women

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words: “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, Inc. in the city of Springfield”; and in said section 2, in said item 7002-0010, by striking out the figure “$2,581,480” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $2,631,480”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-722

ECO 722

Economic Development Opportunities for Women

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words: “; provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts, Inc. in the city of Springfield”; and by striking out the figure “$2,581,480” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$2,681,480”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-723

ECO 723

Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services Inc

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that $50,000 shall be expended to the Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. in the city of Springfield”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$440,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-724

ECO 724

Supporting Neighborhood Stabilization Revitalization Initiatives

Messrs. Lesser, Eldridge, Brady, Crighton, O'Connor, Velis, Keenan and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-1502, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that $750,000 shall be expended on a neighborhood stabilization initiative to assist local governments and their non-profit partners to implement strategic neighborhood revitalization initiatives; and provided further, that the Initiative shall be developed in consultation with the Massachusetts Association of Community Development Corporations, and The Massachusetts Institute for a New Commonwealth, Inc. and shall focus on identifying and implementing strategies for reclaiming vacant, abandoned, and blighted properties and restoring them to productive use as homeownership opportunities or rental housing, as well as on capacity building at the local level to address this need”; and by striking out the figure “$250,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$1,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-725

ECO 725

Falmouth-Net

Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to FalmouthNet, Inc. for the engineering and design of a town-wide, community based fiber-optic network;"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-725-R1

Redraft ECO 725

Falmouth-Net

Ms. Moran and Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following words:-

"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to FalmouthNet, Inc. for the engineering and design of a town-wide, community-based fiber-optic network"; and

in said section 2, in said item 1599-0026, by striking out the figure “$4,750,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,900,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-726

ECO 726

Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation in Brookline

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-"provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Coolidge Corner Theatre Foundation in Brookline"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$490,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-727

ECO 727

Historic Newton

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $20,000 shall be expended for special projects, including Museums without Walls, at Historic Newton"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000"  and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$410,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-728

ECO 728

LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce

Messrs. Cyr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce"; and by striking out the figure "$5,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$5,125,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-729

ECO 729

From the Top, Inc. radio programming

Ms. Creem, Mr. Crighton and Ms. Comerford moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for public service announcements to be broadcast during From the Top, Inc.’s radio programming"; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$490,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-730

ECO 730

Zamir Chorale

Ms. Creem and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for Zamir Chorale of Boston, Inc.'s musical and educational organization”; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$405,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-731

ECO 731

Restoration of the David Tilden House in Canton

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "provided that not less than $100,000 be expended for the restoration of the David Tilden House in the town of Canton”;

and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$490,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-732

ECO 732

East Milton Square Improvements

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for further improvements to the business district and parks in the East Milton Square region in the town of Milton";

and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$490,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-733

ECO 733

Horizons for Homeless Children

Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Horizons for Homeless Children, Inc.;” and in said item by striking out the figure “$125,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$375,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-733-R1

Redraft ECO 733

Horizons for Homeless Children

Ms. Moran, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Rush and Brady, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Moore, Feeney, Cronin, Boncore, Timilty, Eldridge, Velis, O'Connor, Gomez and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Horizons for Homeless Children, Inc.;” and in said item by striking out the figure “$7,596,502” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$7,846,502”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-734

ECO 734

Regional Convention Center

Ms. Moran, Messrs. O'Connor and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 be allocated to Plymouth County Convention and Visitors Bureau to conduct a market feasibility study for a regional Convention Center to serve Plymouth County, the South Shore, the South Coast, and Cape Cod.”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:-“$540,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-735

ECO 735

Visitor Information Centers

Ms. Moran, Ms. Comerford, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. O'Connor, Cronin, Cyr, Collins and Moore and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the 11 state-operated Massachusetts visitor information centers"; and by striking out the figure "163,175" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "413,175".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-736

ECO 736

Local economic initiatives

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for summer jobs youth employment in the city of Everett; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the Chelsea Collaborative in the city of Chelsea; provided further that $25,000 shall be expended for Greenroots in the city of Chelsea"; and by striking the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$490,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-737

ECO 737

Internet Access on Private Ways

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

"SECTION __. Section 5 of chapter 187 of the General Laws, as appearing in the latest Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “telephone” in each location it appears, the following word: "internet".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-738

ECO 738

Cranberry Credits

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

SECTION___. Chapter 63 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 38JJ the following section:-

Section 38KK. (a) As used in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

“Commissioner”, the commissioner of revenue.

“Cranberry bog”, an area actively cultivated for the harvesting or production of cranberries.

"Qualified renovation'', the renovation, repair, replacement, regrading or restoration of a cranberry bog for the cultivation, harvesting or production of cranberries or any other activity or action associated with the renovation of an abandoned cranberry bog; provided, however, that “qualified renovation” shall not include the construction of facilities or structures for the processing of cranberries.

“Qualified renovation expenditure”, an expenditure or a cost directly incurred in connection with the qualified renovation of a cranberry bog; provided, however, that  “qualified renovation expenditure” shall not include costs incurred in acquiring or purchasing property for the construction of facilities or structures for the  cultivation, harvesting or production of cranberries.

“Secretary”, the secretary of energy and environmental affairs.

"Taxpayer'', a taxpayer subject to taxation under this chapter.

(b)(1) A taxpayer primarily engaged in cranberry production shall be allowed a credit against the taxes imposed by this chapter equal to 25 per cent of the total qualified renovation expenditures incurred in connection with the qualified renovation of a cranberry bog during the taxable year; provided, however, the amount of the credit that may be claimed by a taxpayer under this section shall not exceed $100,000.

(2) The credit under this section shall be taken against the taxes imposed under this chapter and shall be refundable. The commissioner shall apply the credit against the liability of the taxpayer as determined on its return, as first reduced by any other available credits, and shall then refund to the taxpayer the balance of the credits. If the amount of the credit allowed under this section exceeds the taxpayer's tax liability, the commissioner shall treat the excess as an overpayment and shall pay the taxpayer the entire amount of the excess. Any amount of the tax credit that exceeds the tax due for a taxable year may be carried forward by the taxpayer to any of the 5 subsequent taxable years.

(3) The secretary, in consultation with the commissioner of agricultural resources, shall authorize annually, for the period beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2024, tax credits under this subsection together with subsection (w) of section 6 of chapter 62 in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 per taxable year. No credits shall be allowed under this section except to the extent authorized in this section.

(c) For a taxpayer to qualify for the credit provided for under this section, the taxpayer shall file with the secretary a summary of qualified renovation expenditures in connection with the qualified renovation. The secretary shall approve the summary of qualified renovation expenditures and provide notice to the commissioner. Any qualified renovation expenditures applicable to this credit shall be treated for purposes of this section as made on the date that the secretary provides notice of the certification to the commissioner.

(d) Any portion of tax credits not awarded by the secretary in a calendar year shall not be applied to awards in a subsequent calendar year. The secretary shall provide any documentation that the commissioner may deem necessary to confirm compliance with paragraph (3) of subsection (b) and the commissioner shall provide a report confirming compliance to the secretary of administration and finance.

(e) The secretary shall annually, not later than September 1, file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture and the joint committee on revenue identifying the total amount of tax credits claimed and the total amount of tax credits refunded pursuant to this section in the preceding fiscal year.

(f) The secretary, in consultation with the commissioner of agricultural resources and the commissioner of revenue, shall promulgate regulations or other guidelines necessary for the administration and implementation of this section.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-738-R1

Redraft ECO 738

Cranberry Credits

Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 13 the following 3 sections:-

“SECTION 13A. Paragraph (1) of subsection (w) of said section 6 of said chapter 62, added by section 57 of the chapter 358 of the acts of 2020, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of “Qualified renovation expenditure” and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-

“Qualified renovation expenditure”, an expenditure or a cost directly incurred in connection with the qualified renovation of a cranberry bog; provided, however, that “qualified renovation expenditure” shall not include costs incurred in acquiring or purchasing property for the construction of facilities or structures for the cultivation, harvesting or production of cranberries.

SECTION 13B. Subparagraph (iii) of paragraph (2) of said subsection (w) of said section 6 of said chapter 62, as so added, is hereby amended by striking out the words “, for the period beginning January 1, 2020 and ending December 31, 2024,”.

SECTION 13C. Said subsection (w) of said section 6 of said chapter 62 is hereby repealed.”; and

by inserting after section 16 the following 2 sections:-

“SECTION 16A. Said chapter 63 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 38HH the following section:-

Section 38II. (a) As used in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

“Commissioner”, the commissioner of revenue.

“Cranberry bog”, an area actively cultivated for the harvesting or production of cranberries.

“Qualified renovation”, the renovation, repair, replacement, regrading or restoration of a cranberry bog for the cultivation, harvesting or production of cranberries or any other activity or action associated with the renovation of an abandoned cranberry bog; provided, however, that “qualified renovation” shall not include the construction of facilities or structures for the processing of cranberries.

“Qualified renovation expenditure”, an expenditure or a cost directly incurred in connection with the qualified renovation of a cranberry bog; provided, however, that “qualified renovation expenditure” shall not include costs incurred in acquiring or purchasing property for the construction of facilities or structures for the cultivation, harvesting or production of cranberries.

“Secretary”, the secretary of energy and environmental affairs.

“Taxpayer”, a taxpayer subject to taxation under this chapter.

(b)(1) A taxpayer primarily engaged in cranberry production shall be allowed a credit against the taxes imposed by this chapter equal to 25 per cent of the total qualified renovation expenditures incurred in connection with the qualified renovation of a cranberry bog during the taxable year; provided, however, that the amount of the credit that may be claimed by a taxpayer under this section shall not exceed $100,000.

(2) The credit under this section shall be taken against the taxes imposed under this chapter and shall be refundable. The commissioner shall apply the credit against the liability of the taxpayer as determined on its return, as first reduced by any other available credits, and shall then refund to the taxpayer the balance of the credits. If the amount of the credit allowed under this section exceeds the taxpayer's tax liability, the commissioner shall treat the excess as an overpayment and shall pay the taxpayer the entire amount of the excess. Any amount of the tax credit that exceeds the tax due for a taxable year may be carried forward by the taxpayer to any of the 5 subsequent taxable years.

(3) The secretary, in consultation with the commissioner of agricultural resources, shall authorize annually tax credits under this subsection together with subsection (w) of section 6 of chapter 62 in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 per taxable year. No credits shall be allowed under this section except to the extent authorized in this section.

(c) For a taxpayer to qualify for the credit provided for under this section, the taxpayer shall file with the secretary a summary of qualified renovation expenditures in connection with the qualified renovation. The secretary shall approve the summary of qualified renovation expenditures and provide notice to the commissioner. Any qualified renovation expenditures applicable to this credit shall be treated for purposes of this section as made on the date that the secretary provides notice of the certification to the commissioner.

(d) Any portion of tax credits not awarded by the secretary in a calendar year shall not be applied to awards in a subsequent calendar year. The secretary shall provide any documentation that the commissioner may deem necessary to confirm compliance with paragraph (3) of subsection (b) and the commissioner shall provide a report confirming compliance to the secretary of administration and finance.

(e) Annually, not later than September 1, the secretary shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture and the joint committee on revenue identifying the total amount of tax credits claimed and the total amount of tax credits refunded pursuant to this section in the preceding fiscal year.

(f) The secretary, in consultation with the commissioner of agricultural resources and the commissioner of revenue, shall promulgate regulations or other guidelines necessary for the administration and implementation of this section.

SECTION 16B. Section 38II of said chapter 63 is hereby repealed.”; and

by inserting after section 60 the following 2 sections:-

“SECTION 60A. Subsection (w) of section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as amended by sections 13A and 13B, shall take effect for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2020.

SECTION 60B. Section 38II of chapter 63 of the General Laws, as inserted by section 16A, shall take effect for taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 2020.”; and

by inserting after section 62 the following section:-

“SECTION 62A. Sections 13C and 16B shall take effect on January 1, 2025.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-739

ECO 739

Transportation Access for 40R Developments

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

"SECTION__Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority shall, at municipal option, reopen transit stations, including rapid transit, commuter rail and bus and ferry terminals, located in or near an approved smart growth zoning district or approved starter home zoning district as defined under section 2 of Chapter 40R of the General Laws closed during the state of emergency concerning the novel coronavirus disease outbreak declared on March 10, 2020.

The authority shall submit to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the senate and house committees on ways and means and the joint committee on transportation a report detailing any proposed service reduction, route elimination, transit station closure in or near an approved smart growth zoning district or approved starter home zoning district as defined under section 2 of Chapter 40R of the General Laws not less than 30 days before any such reduction, elimination, closure or delay is implemented."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-740

ECO 740

COVID-19 Solvency Assessment Cap

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

"SECTION __. Subsection 14 of Chapter 151A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting the following:-

(8) In order to address disruptions caused by the outbreak of the 2019 coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, and the effects of the governor’s March 10, 2020 declaration of the state of emergency, there shall be no solvency assessment greater than 5 percent for employers with 251 to 500 employees, 2.5 percent for employers with 100 to 250 employees, 2 percent for employers with 20 to 99 employees, and 1 percent for employers with 19 or fewer employees during the aforementioned state of emergency. This cap shall be retroactive to the March 10, 2020. For employers eligible for relief under this subsection who have already paid an assessment amount based on the increase solvency assessment assigned in April 2021, the employer or business shall be eligible for a return equal to any excess payment made related to the solvency assessment in the subsequent tax year."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-741

ECO 741

Solvency Assessment Deadline

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

"SECTION __. Subsection 14 of Chapter 151A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting the following:-

The Department of Unemployment Assistance shall extend the deadline to pay Unemployment Insurance employer contributions until no sooner than August 1, 2021."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-742

ECO 742

Upgrading of water infrastructure in the town of Ipswich

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for water infrastructure improvements in the town of Ipswich"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$490,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-742-R1

Redraft ECO 742

Upgrading of water infrastructure in the town of Ipswich

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for water infrastructure improvements in the town of Ipswich"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$435,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-743

ECO 743

Massachusetts Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit Extension

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

"SECTION_. Subsection b(1)(i) of section 6J of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking, in line 39, the figure “2022” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “2027”.

SECTION_. Subsection (b)(1)(i) of section 38R of chapter 63 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking, in line 38, the figure “2022” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “2027”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-744

ECO 744

Jobs for Homeless and Housing Insecure LGBTQ Youth

Messrs. Cyr, Boncore, Eldridge and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by inserting after the word “delinquency”, the following words:- “and youth and young adult homelessness”; and by inserting after the words “existing year-round employment programs”, the following words:- “, including new and existing programs that serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth, youth of color, and other youth up to age 25 experiencing housing insecurity”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-744-R1

Redraft ECO 744

Jobs for Homeless and Housing Insecure LGBTQ Youth

Messrs. Cyr, Boncore, Eldridge and Gomez, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Brady and Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by inserting after the word “delinquency”, in line 2, the following words:-

“and youth and young adult homelessness”; and in said section 2, in said item 7002-0012, by inserting after the word “programs”, in line 5, the following words:- “, including programs that serve youths, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth, youth of color and youth who are not more than 25 years of age and are experiencing housing insecurity”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-745-R1

Redraft ECO 745

Assistance for Employee Owned Businesses

Mr. Cyr and Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by inserting after the word "markets", in line 11, the following words:- “as well as to worker cooperatives and businesses governed by employee stock ownership plans".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-745

ECO 745

Assistance for Employee Owned Businesses

Messrs. Cyr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by inserting after the word "markets", the following words:- “and worker cooperatives and employee stock ownership plan governed businesses".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-746-R1

Redraft ECO 746

NECAT

Mr. Collins, Ms. DiZoglio, Mr. Crighton, Ms. Moran and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the New England Center for Arts & Technology, Inc.” and

in said section 2, in said item 7002-0010, by striking out the figure "$2,581,480" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,881,480".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-746

ECO 746

NECAT

Mr. Collins, Ms. DiZoglio, Mr. Crighton, Ms. Moran and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on the New England Center for Arts & Technology, Inc.” and in said item by striking the figures "$2,581,480" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "$2,881,480".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-747

ECO 747

STRIVE Forward

Messrs. Collins, Brady and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "; provided further, that not

less than $100,000 shall be expended for STRIVE FORWARD, a job readiness program to be coordinated by the Justice Resource Institute to connect chronically unemployed adults with training, case management and job placement" and in said item by striking the figure "$792,620" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$892,620".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-748

ECO 748

Small Business Technical Assistance

Messrs. Collins, Eldridge and Brady, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Crighton, Ms. Moran, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Fattman, Hinds, O'Connor, Gomez, Keenan, Cronin, Cyr and Timilty, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Montigny, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Lesser, Finegold and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by striking the figure "$5,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$10,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-748-R1

Redraft ECO 748

Small Business Technical Assistance

Messrs. Collins, Eldridge and Brady, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Crighton, Ms. Moran, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Fattman, Hinds, O'Connor, Gomez, Keenan, Cronin, Cyr and Timilty, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Montigny, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Lesser, Finegold and Feeney, Ms. Comerford and Mr. Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by striking out the figure "$5,000,000", each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$6,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-749

ECO 749

St. Mary's Center for Women and Girls

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a grant program to St. Mary’s Center for Women and Children, Inc. in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston for workforce development and educational programming for women impacted by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic;" and in said item by striking the figure "$792,620" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$942,620".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-750-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 750

Urban Agenda Grants

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

“7002-0038 For grants to community based organizations that serve urban communities; provided that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge in the city of Boston; provided further that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Boston Praise Radio; and provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for The People's Academy in the city of Boston for workforce development and community empowerment programming"………………………..$500,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-750

ECO 750

Urban Agenda Grants

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-0032 the following item:

“7002-0036 For a competitive grant program for municipalities and non-profits to work with urban entrepreneurs to promote small businesses, create new jobs and support workforce development and training initiatives in urban communities; provided, that funds may be used for planning or technical assistance, including for early stage strategy development, the creation of consortiums to develop initiatives, or strategy implementation by an existing consortium………………………..$2,500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-750-R1

Redraft ECO 750

Urban Agenda Grants

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

“7002-0038 For grants to community based organizations that serve urban communities; provided that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Prince Hall Grand Lodge in the city of Boston; and provided further that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Boston Praise Radio"………………………..$400,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-751-R1

Redraft ECO 751

Youth-at-risk

Messrs. Collins, Eldridge, Brady, Moore, Lesser, O'Connor and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "; provided further that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston" and in said item by striking the figure "23,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "23,200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-751

ECO 751

Youth-at-risk

Messrs. Collins, Eldridge, Brady and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by striking the figure "23,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$24,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-752

ECO 752

Promoting Employee Ownership

Messrs. Cyr and Feeney, Ms. Moran and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0300, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $380,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Office for Employee Involvement and Ownership”; and by striking the figure “$1,701,313” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,081,313”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-752-R1

Redraft ECO 752

Promoting Employee Ownership

Messrs. Cyr and Feeney and Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0300, by adding the following words:-

“; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts office for employee involvement and ownership”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7007-0300, by striking out the figure “$1,701,313” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,851,313”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-753

ECO 753

Wellspring House in Gloucester

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Wellspring House, Inc. in the city of Gloucester"; and by striking out the figure "$125,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$225,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-754

ECO 754

Milton Parcel Predevelopment

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for predevelopment studies and initial community outreach in the town of Milton for redevelopment of town-owned parcels";

and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and by inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$465,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-755

ECO 755

Float system at Magnolia Pier in Gloucester

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended for repair and improve the float system at Magnolia Pier in Gloucester" and by striking the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$420,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-756

ECO 756

RAFT Improvements

Mr. Crighton, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Keenan, Brady, Collins and Moore, Ms. DiZoglio, Mr. Feeney, Ms. Moran, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Timilty, Lesser, Hinds, O'Connor, Gomez, Velis, Cyr and Montigny and Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9316, by striking out the words:- “provided further, that, from the passage of this act until the termination of the state of emergency concerning the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease declared by the governor on March 10, 2020, the amount of financial assistance shall not exceed $10,000 in any 12-month period;” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “provided further, that the amount of financial assistance shall not exceed $10,000 in any 12-month period;”;

By striking out the words:- “provided further, that the combined sum of benefits received by a family in a 12- month period from this item and item 7004-0108 shall not be more than the maximum level of short-term housing assistance in said item 7004-0108; provided further, that from the passage of this act until the termination of the state of emergency concerning the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease declared by the governor on March 10, 2020, the preceding proviso shall not apply”;

and by striking out the figure “$16,274,323” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$26,725,768”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-756-R1

Redraft ECO 756

RAFT Improvements

Mr. Crighton, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Keenan, Brady, Collins and Moore, Ms. DiZoglio, Mr. Feeney, Ms. Moran, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Timilty, Lesser, Hinds, O'Connor, Gomez, Velis, Cyr and Montigny, Ms. Jehlen and Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9316, by striking out, in lines 18 to 22, inclusive, the words “passage of this act until the termination of the state of emergency concerning the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease declared by the governor on March 10, 2020, the amount of financial assistance shall not exceed $10,000” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “provided further, that from the effective date of this act to December 31, 2021, the amount of financial assistance shall not exceed $10,000 in any 12-month period; provided further, that from January 1, 2022 to June 30, 2022  the amount of financial assistance shall not exceed $7,000”; and by striking out, in lines 26 to 29, inclusive, the words “passage of this act until the termination of the state of emergency concerning the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease declared by the governor on March 10, 2020” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “effective date of this act to June 30, 2022”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-757

ECO 757

Whately 250th anniversary

Ms. Comerford moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-  "; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Town of Whately's 250th anniversary"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$400,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-759

ECO 759

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce community development efforts

Ms. Comerford moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce for community development efforts"; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$415,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-759-R1

Redraft ECO 759

Franklin County Chamber of Commerce community development efforts

Ms. Comerford moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce for community development efforts"; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$440,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-760

ECO 760

Franklin County rideshare pilot

Ms. Comerford moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended for the Franklin Regional Council of Governments for costs associated with a rideshare demonstration program for social service recipients"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$430,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-761

ECO 761

Lowell Waterways Vitality Initiative

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended to the Greater Lowell Community Foundation for the Lowell Waterways Vitality Initiative in the City of Lowell”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$465,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-762

ECO 762

Program Eligibility

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by inserting after the words:- “accept verifications from a family whenever reasonable;” the following words:-

“provided further, that benefits under this item shall be provided only to residents of the commonwealth who are citizens of the United States or persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing under the color of the law in the United States;”

And moves to further amend the bill, in item 7004-0108, by inserting after the words “under chapter 23B of the General Laws;” the following words:-

“provided further, that benefits under this item shall be provided only to residents of the commonwealth who are citizens of the United States or persons lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing under the color of the law in the United States;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-763-R1

Redraft ECO 763

Travel and Tourism

Messrs. Kennedy and Velis, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Eldridge, Lesser, Hinds, Moore and Cronin, Ms. Gobi and Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund established under section 13T of chapter 23A of the General Laws”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-0900, by striking out the figure “$163,175” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,163,175”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-763

ECO 763

Travel and Tourism

Messrs. Kennedy and Velis, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Eldridge, Lesser, Hinds, Moore, O'Connor, Gomez, Cronin, Cyr, Collins, Crighton and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by striking the item in entirety and inserting in place thereof the following: -

“7008-0900 For the operation and administration of the office of travel and tourism; provided, that the office shall be the commonwealth’s official and lead agency to facilitate and attract: (a) major sports events and championships; and (b) motion picture production and development; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund established under section 13T of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended on efforts to ensure the recovery and continued vitality of the commonwealth’s tourism and hospitality industry post-pandemic; provided further, that eligible uses for the funds shall include, but not be limited to, covering lost payroll, rent and other expenses, adapting programming to cope with COVID, investing in technology and infrastructure for safe reopening, and planning efforts to develop creative solutions to build and transform the tourism and hospitality sector to adapt to the post-pandemic environment; provided further, that not later than March 14, 2022, the office shall provide an annual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) an overview of the tourism industry in the commonwealth; (ii) the economic impact of domestic and international travelers to the commonwealth; (iii) a breakdown of the regional tourism council grant allocations; and (iv) strategies to combat the effects of 2019 novel coronavirus on the tourism industry in the commonwealth ............................................................................$7,163,175.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-764

ECO 764

Youth Violence & Food Insecurity

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4590-1506, by inserting after the word "2008" the following: -

"provided further, that notwithstanding the criteria set forth in item 4590-1506 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008, grant funds may be expended on food or beverages for the purpose of addressing food insecurity in relation to its connection to youth violence."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-765

ECO 765

Independent Restaurant Grant Program

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended to the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce, Inc., in coordination with the Brookline Chamber of Commerce, Inc. and the Wellesley Chamber of Commerce, Inc., to provide grants to independent restaurants located in the city of Newton and the towns of Brookline and Wellesley to supply prepared meals and other food products to food banks serving those communities, senior programs, and other programs addressing food insecurity needs of individuals in those communities; provided further, that not less than $75,000 of those funds shall be allocated for grants to independent restaurants in the city of Newton; provided further, that not less than $60,000 of those funds shall be allocated for grants to independent restaurants in the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $40,000 of those funds shall be allocated for grants to independent restaurants in the town of Wellesley;" and by striking the figure "$163,175" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$338,175".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-768

ECO 768

David Ruggles Center for History and Education

Ms. Comerford moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that no less than $25,000 shall be expended for the David Ruggles Center for History and Education in the City of Northampton"; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$415,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-769

ECO 769

Littleton Library Solar Panels

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $110,000 shall be expended to install solar panels on the roof of the Reuben Hoar Library in the town of Littleton;" and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$500,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-771

ECO 771

Avon Industrial Park

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the design and engineering of sewage service for industrial and commercial areas located in the town of Avon";

and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$640,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-772-R1

Redraft ECO 772

Child Safety Grant in Winthrop

Mr. Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a child safety program in the town of Winthrop"; and in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$540,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-772

ECO 772

Child Safety Grant in Winthrop

Mr. Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 7008-0900 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for a child safety program in the town of Winthrop".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-773-R1

Redraft ECO 773

Child Safety Grant in Revere

Mr. Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a child safety program in the city of Revere"; and in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$540,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-773

ECO 773

Child Safety Grant in Revere

Mr. Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 7008-0900 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for a child safety program in the town of Revere".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-774

ECO 774

Cambridge Community Center

Mr. Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for capital improvements to the Cambridge Community Center to continue to make their space more accessible and serviceable”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$440,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-775

ECO 775

The Latina Circle

Mr. Boncore, Ms. DiZoglio and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for The Latina Circle, Inc."; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$540,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-776

ECO 776

New England Aquarium

Messrs. Boncore, Timilty, Crighton, O'Connor and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 shall be expended for the New England Aquarium Corporation in the city of Boston”;

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$5,390,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-776-R1

Redraft ECO 776

New England Aquarium

Messrs. Boncore, Timilty, Crighton, O'Connor and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the New England Aquarium Corporation in the city of Boston”; and by striking out the figure "$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$640,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-777

ECO 777

Special Commission on Poverty

Mr. Boncore, Ms. Moran and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in SECTION 46 in line 23 by inserting after the word:- “Roundtable;” the following new words:- “1 member appointed by Project Bread;”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-782

ECO 782

Homes For Families

Messrs. Boncore and Brady, Ms. Gobi, Mr. O'Connor, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Keenan and Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by striking out the words “provided further, that funds may be expended for technical assistance by Homes for Families, Inc.” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “provided further that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for technical assistance by Homes for Families, Inc.”; and by striking out the figure “$195,885,750” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$196,010,750”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-783

ECO 783

Welcome Home

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to Welcome Home in the city of Newton." and by striking out the figure "$125,000" and inserting thereof the figure:- "$145,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-784-R1

Redraft ECO 784

Gardner Museum, Inc.

Mr. Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Gardner Museum, Inc.”; and in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$410,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-784

ECO 784

Gardner Museum, Inc.

Mr. Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; $20,000 shall be expended to the Gardner Museum, Inc. for the installation of a security system”;  and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$410,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-785

ECO 785

North Star Family Services, Inc.

Mr. Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; $75,000 shall be expended to North Star Family Services, Inc. for the purpose of necessary maintenance to the shelter building”; and by striking out the figure “$125,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-786

ECO 786

Gardner Emergency Housing Mission, Inc.

Mr. Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; $50,000 shall be expended for the operations or acquisition of property by the Gardner Emergency Housing Mission, Inc.”; and by striking out the figure “$125,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-787

ECO 787

Hudson Armory

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $230,000 shall be expended for the town of Hudson to purchase the Hudson Armory located at the intersection of Park Street and Washington Street in Hudson;" and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$620,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-788-R1

Redraft ECO 788

Housing Assistance Corporation on Cape Cod

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to the Housing Assistance Corporation for a program to assist with the development of affordable accessory dwelling units”; and by striking out the figure “$125,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$205,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-788

ECO 788

Housing Assistance Corporation on Cape Cod

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Housing Assistance Corporation of Cape Cod for a program to assist the development of affordable accessory dwelling units; and by striking out the figure “125,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$225,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-789-R1

Redraft ECO 789

Advancing Women’s Workforce Reentry

Ms. Rausch and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding the following words:-  “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a study assessing the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus on women’s participation in the workforce; provided further, that the study shall be conducted by the executive office of labor and workforce development in conjunction with the MassHire Department of Career Services, the department of early education and care and the Commonwealth Corporation; provided further, that the study shall include, but not be limited to, the industries and available demographic information of women displaced from the workforce due to the 2019 novel coronavirus and resulting economic landscape, as well as an analysis of potential barriers to workforce reentry including, but not limited to, transportation and child care; provided further, that the study shall include recommendations regarding ways to support workforce reentry including workforce development, job training and other programs; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2021, the executive office shall report the results of the study and related recommendations to the joint committee on labor and workforce development and the house and senate committees on ways and means"; and by striking out the figure “$792,620” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$892,620”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-789

ECO 789

Advancing Women’s Workforce Reentry

Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7003-0151 the following new item:-

XXXX-XXXX For workforce development, job training, and other programs to support workforce reentry for women displaced from the workforce by virtue of the 2019 novel coronavirus and resulting economic dislocation, including without limitation assistance in overcoming obstacles disproportionately impacting women in the workforce; provided, that said programs may be designed and administered jointly by the department of career services and the Commonwealth Corporation; and provided further, that funding may be made available to job seekers participating in said programs who face systemic barriers to participation, including but not limited to transportation and child care…. $4,000,000.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-790

ECO 790

SMGA Wounded Veterans

Messrs. Rush and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for SMGA New England for recreational clinics and equipment" and in said item 7008-1116 by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "400,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-791

ECO 791

Riverside Theatre Works

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the purposes of the operation of the programs of the Riverside Theatre Works, an organization located in the Hyde Park section of the City of Boston” and in said item 7008-1116 by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "415,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-792-R1

Redraft ECO 792

Medal of Honor Convention

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1410-0251, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the New England Center and Homes for Veterans for expenses associated with hosting the 2021 Medal of Honor convention"; and by striking out the figure "$2,742,470" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,817,470”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-792

ECO 792

Medal of Honor Convention

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the New England Center and Homes for Veterans for expenses associated with hosting the 2021 Medal of Honor convention"; and by striking out the figure "$163,175" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$238,175”."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-793

ECO 793

Parkway YMCA

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- ";provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Parkway Community YMCA for youth development programs" and in said item 7008-1116 by striking out the figure "390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$490,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-794

ECO 794

Loaves & Fishes

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc. to purchase a truck;" and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$440,000" 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-794-R1

Redraft ECO 794

Loaves & Fishes

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc. in Devens"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2511-0105, by striking out the figure "$30,260,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$30,310,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-795

ECO 795

Old State Hospital Building Remediation in Foxborough

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the removal of hazardous materials, exposed water and electrical lines and additional renovations for the Old State Hospital laundry building in the town of Foxborough"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-796

ECO 796

Updated Voting Machines in Medfield

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $36,000 shall be expended for the purchase of new voting machines in the town of Medfield"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$426,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-797

ECO 797

Taxation of Pass-Through Entities

Messrs. O'Connor and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 17, in line 11, by striking the word “or” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “, including”; and in line 18 by inserting after the word “person” the following:- “, estate, or trust”; and in line 21 by striking the words “pay an excise” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “have an excise tax imposed”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-798

ECO 798

Massachusetts Music and Arts Society MMAS

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for programmatic activities, productions, and capital improvements and upgrades to the Massachusetts Music & Arts Society in Mansfield"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-799

ECO 799

Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for programmatic activities, productions, and capital improvements to the Marilyn Rodman Performing Arts Center at the Orpheum Theatre in the town of Foxborough"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-800

ECO 800

Medfield Cultural Performing Arts & Educational Center

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Medfield Cultural Alliance for the remediation, design, construction and improvements to the Performing Arts and Educational Center at the old State Hospital property in the town of Medfield"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-801

ECO 801

Northern Bristol County Assistance Collaborative (NBCAC) Emergency to Permanent Supportive Housing Facility

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the continued conversion of an emergency housing facility to a permanent supportive housing facility to service Bristol County"; and by striking out the figure "$125,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$185,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-802

ECO 802

Transgender Emergency Fund

Messrs. Cyr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts, Inc. for COVID-19 response efforts and programming, including but not limited to supports for housing insecure and homeless individuals;”; and by striking out the figure “125,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-802-R1

Redraft ECO 802

Transgender Emergency Fund

Messrs. Cyr and Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Transgender Emergency Fund of Massachusetts, Inc., for 2019 novel coronavirus response efforts and programming including, but not limited to, supports for housing insecure and homeless individuals”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure “$125,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-803

ECO 803

Hampden District Cultural Programs

Messrs. Gomez and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, Mr. Gomez of Springfield moves to amend the bill in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Irish Cultural Center, Inc. of Western New England in the town of West Springfield; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for City Mosaic in the City of Springfield for the renovation of the Sterns Square Mural; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the Springfield Indie Soul Festival for the live music event highlighting independent soul, jazz, spoken word, and gospel artists"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$470,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-804

ECO 804

Emergency Assistance Data Collection

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Keenan, Moore, Lesser, Hinds and O'Connor, Ms. Jehlen and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2E, in item 7004-0101, by striking out the following proviso:- “provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing expenditures under the preceding proviso, including: (1) the number of families who stayed in a place not meant for human habitation within the week preceding their request for services, and of those families, the number who had requested services provided for in this line item within the previous 6 months, the number who received a written denial on the same day as their request, the number who entered the emergency assistance system on the same day as their request, and the number who neither entered the emergency shelter system nor received a written denial on the day of their request;” and inserting in place thereof:- “provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall submit quarterly reports covering each of the preceding months within the quarter to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing expenditures under the preceding proviso, including: (1) the number of families who stayed in a place not meant for human habitation within the week preceding their request for services, and of those families, the number who had requested services provided for in this line item within the previous 6 months, the number who received a written denial on the same day as their request, the number who entered the emergency assistance system on the same day as their request, and the number who neither entered the emergency shelter system nor received a written denial on the day of their request, including data on the race and ethnicity of all families where available; and (2) the number of families who stayed in a place not meant for human habitation for at least one night between the date they requested services provided in this item and the date on which they entered the emergency assistance shelter system, and of those families, the number who had requested services provided for in this line item within the previous 6 months, including data on the race and ethnicity of all families where available;” and moved to further amend the bill by striking out the following provisos:- “provided further, that for the duration of the state of emergency declared by the governor on March 10, 2020, the department shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means containing the most recently available monthly data on the number of families in congregate or other shared shelter placements and the number of families on extended leave from congregate or other shared shelter placements for purposes of social distancing, isolation, quarantine or care of self or another family member related to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means with the most recently available monthly data, including data on the race and ethnicity of all families where available and applicable, on: (A) applications for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108; (B) front-door entries into the emergency assistance system; (C) applications for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108 that are denied and the bases of all such denials; (D) applications for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108 that do not result in a formal denial, a front-door entry into the emergency assistance system or verified diversion as a result of HomeBASE household assistance; (E) the number of households making multiple requests for services within the previous 1-month period and the previous 6- month period; (F) diversions as a result of HomeBASE household assistance; (G) exits from the emergency assistance system, delineated by reason for exit, including at-fault terminations, exits because the household is no longer income eligible, exits through HomeBASE household assistance with no other subsidy and exits to affordable, subsidized, or otherwise assisted housing; (H) the number of applications that do not result in the household entering emergency assistance shelter within 48 hours and for which such non-entry is attributable to each of the following: written denial, pending documentation or verifications, no imminent homelessness or household withdrew the application; (I) the average, minimum and maximum cost per family of emergency assistance under this item; (J) the number of families served under this item who required further assistance under this item or under item 7004-0108 at a later date; (K) the type of assistance later required and provided; (L) the total number of families receiving assistance under item 7004-0101 that have received assistance under this item or item 7004-0108 during each of the previous 1, 2 and 3 years; (M) the number of children served under this item broken down by age; (N) the number of applications from households that became homeless within 12 months of depleting their HomeBASE assistance under item 7004- 0108; (O) the reasons for homelessness in the applications received under clause (N) and the number of applications received under said clause (N) that are denied; and (P) the average and maximum length of stay for families currently staying in an emergency assistance shelter placement; provided further, that said quarterly reports shall also include the following information from the department of children and families: (I) the number of families assessed for a health and safety risk in the previous year; (II) the number of families determined to be at a substantial health and safety risk; (III) the number of families receiving multiple health and safety assessments within the previous 6-month period; and (IV) the standards used to determine a substantial health and safety risk; provided further, that said quarterly reports shall also include: (i) the number of families that applied for a transfer from their current shelter placement to a unit that can accommodate their disability-related needs, delineated by reason for the application; (ii) the number of families whose applications for reasonable accommodation have been approved but that are waiting for transfer due to lack of available units able to accommodate their disability-related needs, delineated by category of accommodation including, but not limited to, access to cooking facilities, first-floor or elevator access, non-carpeted unit, physical modification to unit, scattered site unit, geographic proximity to service providers and wheelchair accessibility; (iii) the number of families currently in shelter units located more than 20 miles away from their home community; (iv) the number of families with at least 1 child who attends a school other than the child’s school of origin as a result of placement in a shelter unit outside of their home community; and (v) both the average and maximum number of days that families spend in placements under the circumstances described in clauses (ii) to (iv), inclusive, prior to being transferred to a shelter unit for which none of the circumstances in said clauses (ii) to (iv), inclusive, apply;” and inserting in place thereof:- “provided further, that for the duration of the state of emergency declared by the governor on March 10, 2020, the department shall submit quarterly reports covering each of the preceding months within the quarter to the house and senate committees on ways and means containing the most recently available monthly data on the number of families in congregate or other shared shelter placements and the number of families on extended leave from congregate or other shared shelter placements for purposes of social distancing, isolation, quarantine or care of self or another family member related to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that for purposes of this line item, “request” shall mean any point at which the any household seeking services under this line item or under line item 7004-0108 provides any information to the department as part of any enrollment, triage, or eligibility determination, regardless of whether a formal application is completed and regardless of whether the contact is by telephone, by office visit, or by other means; provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly reports covering each of the preceding months within the quarter to the house and senate committees on ways and means with the most recently available monthly data, including data on the race and ethnicity of all families where available and applicable expressed as a percentage of the total, on: (A) request for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108; (B) front-door entries into the emergency assistance system; (C) requests for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108 that are denied and the bases of all such denials expressed as a percentage of the total; (D) requests for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108 that do not result in a formal denial, a front-door entry into the emergency assistance system or verified diversion as a result of HomeBASE household assistance expressed as a percentage of the total; (E) the number of households making multiple requests for services within the previous 1-month period and the previous 6- month period; (F) diversions as a result of HomeBASE household assistance; (G) exits from the emergency assistance system, delineated by reason for exit, including at-fault terminations, exits because the household is no longer income eligible, exits through HomeBASE household assistance with no other subsidy and exits to affordable, subsidized, or otherwise assisted housing; (H) the number of requests that do not result in the household entering emergency assistance shelter within 48 hours and for which such non-entry is attributable to each of the following: written denial, pending documentation or verifications, no imminent homelessness or household withdrew the application; (I) the average, minimum and maximum cost per family of emergency assistance under this item; (J) the number of families served under this item who required further assistance under this item or under item 7004-0108 at a later date; (K) the type of assistance later required and provided; (L) the total number of families receiving assistance under item 7004-0101 that have received assistance under this item or item 7004-0108 during each of the previous 1, 2 and 3 years; (M) the number of children served under this item broken down by age; (N) the number of requests from households that became homeless within 12 months of depleting their HomeBASE assistance under item 7004- 0108; (O) the reasons for homelessness in the requests received under clause (N) and the number of requests received under said clause (N) that are denied; and (P) the average and maximum length of stay for families currently staying in an emergency assistance shelter placement; provided further, that said quarterly reports shall also include the following information from the department of children and families: (I) the number of families assessed for a health and safety risk in the previous year; (II) the number of families determined to be at a substantial health and safety risk; (III) the number of families receiving multiple health and safety assessments within the previous 6-month period; and (IV) the standards used to determine a substantial health and safety risk; provided further, that said quarterly reports shall also include: (i) the number of families that applied for a transfer from their current shelter placement to a unit that can accommodate their disability related needs, delineated by reason for the requests; (ii) the percentage of such requests that were approved; (iii) both the average number of days and the maximum number of days between the request and the approval; (iv) the number of families whose requests for reasonable accommodation have been approved but that are waiting for transfer due to lack of available units able to accommodate their disability-related needs, delineated by category of accommodation including, but not limited to, access to cooking facilities, first-floor or elevator access, non-carpeted unit, physical modification to unit, scattered site unit, geographic proximity to service providers and wheelchair accessibility; (v) the number of families currently in shelter units located more than 20 miles away from their home community; (vi) the number of families with at least 1 child who attends a school other than the child’s school of origin as a result of placement in a shelter unit outside of their home community; and (vii) both the average and maximum number of days that families spend in placements under the circumstances described in clauses (iv) to (vi), inclusive, prior to being transferred to a shelter unit for which none of the circumstances in said clauses (iv) to (vi), inclusive, apply;”

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-804-R1

Redraft ECO 804

Emergency Assistance Data Collection

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Keenan, Moore, Lesser, Hinds and O'Connor, Ms. Jehlen and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by inserting after the words “quarterly reports”, in line 40, the following words:- “broken down by month”; and by inserting after the words “6 months”, in line 49, the following words:- “and within the preceding week; (4) the number of families described under clause (3) who received a written denial of their request for services prior to staying in a place not meant for human habitation and the number who neither entered the emergency shelter system nor received a written denial on the day of their request; and (5) available data on the race and ethnicity of the families described under clauses (1) to (4) inclusive”; and in line 156, by striking out “for the duration of the state of emergency declared by the governor on March 10, 2020,” and by striking out the words “provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means with the most recently available monthly data, including data on the race and ethnicity of all families where available and applicable, on: (A) applications for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108; (B) front-door entries into the emergency assistance system; (C) applications for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108 that are denied and the bases of all such denials; (D) applications for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108 that do not result in a formal denial, a front-door entry into the emergency assistance system or verified diversion as a result of HomeBASE household assistance; (E) the number of households making multiple requests for services within the previous 1-month period and the previous 6- month period; (F) diversions as a result of HomeBASE household assistance; (G) exits from the emergency assistance system, delineated by reason for exit, including at-fault terminations, exits because the household is no longer income eligible, exits through HomeBASE household assistance with no other subsidy and exits to affordable, subsidized, or otherwise assisted housing; (H) the number of applications that do not result in the household entering emergency assistance shelter within 48 hours and for which such non-entry is attributable to each of the following: written denial, pending documentation or verifications, no imminent homelessness or household withdrew the application; (I) the average, minimum and maximum cost per family of emergency assistance under this item; (J) the number of families served under this item who required further assistance under this item or under item 7004-0108 at a later date; (K) the type of assistance later required and provided; (L) the total number of families receiving assistance under item 7004-0101 that have received assistance under this item or item 7004-0108 during each of the previous 1, 2 and 3 years; (M) the number of children served under this item broken down by age; (N) the number of applications from households that became homeless within months of depleting their HomeBASE assistance under item 7004- 0108; (O) the reasons for homelessness in the applications received under clause (N) and the number of applications received under said clause (N) that are denied”  and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly reports, broken down by month, to the house and senate committees on ways and means with the most recently available monthly data, including data on the race and ethnicity of all families where available and applicable expressed as a percentage of the total, on: (A) applications for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108 as well as requests for services under this item and item 7008-0108, with a request for services defined as any point at which the household seeking services provides information to the department as part of any enrollment, triage, or eligibility determination, regardless of whether a formal application is completed and regardless of whether the contact is by telephone, by office visit, or by other means; (B) front-door entries into the emergency assistance system; (C) applications and requests for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108 that are denied and the bases of all such denials expressed as a percentage of the total; (D) applications and requests for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108 that do not result in a formal denial, a front-door entry into the emergency assistance system or verified diversion as a result of HomeBASE household assistance expressed as a percentage of the total; (E) the number of households making multiple requests for services within the previous 1-month period and the previous 6- month period; (F) diversions as a result of HomeBASE household assistance; (G) exits from the emergency assistance system, delineated by reason for exit, including at-fault terminations, exits because the household is no longer income eligible, exits through HomeBASE household assistance with no other subsidy and exits to affordable, subsidized or otherwise assisted housing; (H) the number of applications and requests that do not result in the household entering emergency assistance shelter within 48 hours and for which such non-entry is attributable to a written denial, pending documentation or verification, no imminent homelessness or household withdrew the application; (I) the average, minimum and maximum cost per family of emergency assistance under this item; (J) the number of families served under this item who required further assistance under this item or under item 7004-0108 at a later date; (K) the type of assistance later required and provided; (L) the total number of families receiving assistance under item this item that have received assistance under this item or item 7004-0108 during each of the previous 1, 2 and 3 years; (M) the number of children served under this item broken down by age; (N) the number of applications and requests from households that became homeless within 12 months of depleting their HomeBASE assistance under item 7004-0108; (O) the reasons for homelessness in the applications and requests received under clause (N) and the number of applications and requests received under said clause (N) that are denied”; and by inserting after the word “apply” the following words:- “; (vi) the percentage of applications for a transfer that were approved; and (vii) the average number of days and the maximum number of days between the application submission and the approval”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-805

ECO 805

TEMPORARY WAIVER OF INTEREST AND PENALTIES FOR LATE PAYMENT OF CERTAIN LOCAL ASSESSMENTS DURING THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC

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

SECTION XX. Notwithstanding section 57, 57A and 57C of chapter 59 of the General Laws, section 2 of chapter 60A of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, as a result of the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, or the governor’s March 10, 2020 declaration of a state of emergency, the chief executive officer of a city or town, as defined in clause Fifth B of section 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, or the prudential committee or commissioners of a district, may waive the payment of interest and other penalty in the event of late payment of any excise, tax, betterment assessment or apportionment thereof, water rate or annual sewer use or other charge added to a tax for any payments with a due date on or after May 1, 2021 and made after its respective due date but before August 1, 2021; and may waive the payment of interest and other penalty in the event of late payment of any excise, tax, betterment assessment or apportionment thereof, water rate or annual sewer use or other charge added to a tax for any payments with a due date on or after August 1, 2021 and made after its respective due date but before October 1, 2021.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-806

ECO 806

Housing Authority Subsidies

Messrs. Eldridge and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9005, by striking out the figure "$85,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$85,500,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-807

ECO 807

SBNDC Street Festival

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by inserting at the end thereof the following "provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation for the purpose of the South Boston Street Festival" and in said item by striking the figure $5,000,000 and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$5,050,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-807-R1

Redraft ECO 807

SBNDC Street Festival

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the South Boston Neighborhood Development Corporation for the South Boston Street Festival"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$415,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-808

ECO 808

Cape Verdean Association of Boston

Messrs. Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding at the end thereof the following: "and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Cape Verdean Association of Boston Inc. for programs and services that support an equitable economic recovery" and in said item by striking the figure "$7,596,502" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$7,696,502"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-809

ECO 809

Get Konnected Fund

Messrs. Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by adding at the end thereof the following: ";provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Get Konnected Fund in Boston for the purpose of programming and services that facilitate access to capital, mentorship, and opportunity for underrepresented startup founders, including women and people of color" and in said item by striking the figure "$5,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$5,100,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-809-R1

Redraft ECO 809

Get Konnected Fund

Messrs. Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the GK Fund, Inc. in the city of Boston for the purpose of programming and services that facilitate access to capital, mentorship and opportunity for startup founders who belong to a demographic of socially and economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented groups, which may include, but shall not be limited to, women and people of color"; and in said section 2, in said item 7002-0010, by striking out the figure "$2,581,480" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,681,480".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-810

ECO 810

Unemployment Work Search Requirements Reinstatement

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

Section XX.  Section 24 of chapter 151A of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

“Work search requirements that are suspended or modified due to a public health emergency declaration by the Governor will be reinstated upon said order expiring or being rescinded.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-811

ECO 811

Time For The Commonwealth To Get Back To Work Bonus

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

“Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary a bonus of $1,200 will be given to any individual collecting unemployment benefits who returns to work between the adoption of the FY22 budget and September 4, 2021. An initial payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of return to work. A second payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of 6 months of continuous employment. A final payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of 1 year of continuous employment. Funding source for $1,200 bonus will be through American Rescue Plan economic development and unemployment assistance funding.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-811-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 811

Time For The Commonwealth To Get Back To Work Bonus

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

“SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary a bonus of $1,200 will be given to any individual collecting unemployment benefits who returns to work between the adoption of the FY22 budget and August 7, 2021. An initial payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of return to work. A second payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of 6 months of continuous employment. A final payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of 1 year of continuous employment. Funding source for $1,200 bonus will be through American Rescue Plan economic development and unemployment assistance funding.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-811-R1

Redraft ECO 811

Time For The Commonwealth To Get Back To Work Bonus

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

"SECTION XX. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary a bonus of $1,200 will be given to any individual collecting unemployment benefits who returns to work between the adoption of the FY22 budget and August 7. An initial payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of return to work. A second payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of 6 months of continuous employment. A final payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of 1 year of continuous employment. Funding source for $1,200 bonus will be through American Rescue Plan economic development and unemployment assistance funding.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-812-R1

Redraft ECO 812

Time For The Commonwealth To Get Back To Work Initiative

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

“SECTION XX. Work search requirements that are suspended or modified due to a public health emergency declaration by the Governor will be reinstated upon said order expiring or being rescinded. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary a bonus of $1,200 will be given to any individual collecting unemployment benefits who returns to work between the adoption of the FY22 budget and August 7, 2021. An initial payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of return to work. A second payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of 6 months of continuous employment. A final payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of 1 year of continuous employment. Funding source for $1,200 bonus will be through American Rescue Plan economic development and unemployment assistance funding.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-812

ECO 812

Time For The Commonwealth To Get Back To Work Initiative

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

“Work search requirements that are suspended or modified due to a public health emergency declaration by the Governor will be reinstated upon said order expiring or being rescinded. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary a bonus of $1,200 will be given to any individual collecting unemployment benefits who returns to work between the adoption of the FY22 budget and September 4, 2021. An initial payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of return to work. A second payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of 6 months of continuous employment. A final payment of $400 will be issued upon verification of 1 year of continuous employment. Funding source for $1,200 bonus will be through American Rescue Plan economic development and unemployment assistance funding.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-813

ECO 813

Waters Farm (Historic Dorothea Waters House)

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Sutton for emergency capital repairs at the Historic Dorothea Waters House at Waters Farm"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-814

ECO 814

Daniels Farm

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Daniels Farm in the town of Blackstone for historic apple cider press operations"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$75,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-814-R1

Redraft ECO 814

Daniels Farm

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to Daniels Farm in the town of Blackstone for restoration of historic buildings"; and by striking out the figure “$75,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-815

ECO 815

Marion's Camp

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Sutton for capital improvements in final phase of master renovation plan, which includes a restroom changing area, for Marion’s Camp"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-816

ECO 816

Waters Farm (Nathan's Barn)

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended to Waters Farm in the town of Sutton for phase 2 capital improvements for Nathan’s Barn"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$275,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-817

ECO 817

Regional Tourism Council Matching Program Waiver

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

"SECTION _. Notwithstanding clause (3) of the fifth paragraph of section 14 of chapter 23A of the General Laws, in order to address disruptions caused by the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, for fiscal year 2022, for grants provided pursuant to said section 14 of said chapter 23A, the maximum amount received by a private nonprofit agency from the office of travel and tourism may be more than the amount received by nongovernmental sources".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-818

ECO 818

Caring Health Center of Springfield

Messrs. Gomez and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Caring Health Center to support the implementation of their workforce development initiative CHC Learning Institute and for the architectural redesign of the new location for said program"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-819-R1

Redraft ECO 819

Worker Health and Safety Program Department of Labor Standards

Messrs. Feeney and Cronin, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Velis, Crighton, Lesser, Brady and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0200, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for additional full-time equivalent employees for the workplace safety and health program”; and by striking out the figure "$3,536,254" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$3,936,254".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-819

ECO 819

Worker Health and Safety Program Department of Labor Standards

Messrs. Feeney and Cronin, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Velis, Crighton, Lesser, Brady, Moore, Eldridge, O'Connor and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0200, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $800,000 shall be expended for the Worker Health and Safety Program”; and by striking out the figure "$3,536,254" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$4,336,254".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-822

ECO 822

Matched-Savings Programs

Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Hinds, O'Connor and Barrett and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be made available to MIDAS Collaborative Inc. for the purposes of rebuilding from adverse economic consequences from the pandemic as a fiscal intermediary for matched-savings programs for low-to-moderate-income households in partnership with financial institutions, community development corporations, community foundations and other community-based organizations"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$640,000" 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-823-R1

Redraft ECO 823

Sturbridge Parking Lot, Historic Wood's Building, Paxton Legion

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the construction of a parking lot along Main street, in the town of Sturbridge; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the historic Wood House in the town of Rutland; and provided further that not less than $8,000 shall be expended for the American Legion in the town of Paxton”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$473,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-823

ECO 823

Sturbridge Parking Lot, Historic Wood's Building, Paxton Legion

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding at the end thereof the following:

“; provided further that not less than $27,000 shall be expended for the construction of a parking lot along Main Street, in the town of Sturbridge; provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the historic Wood’s building in the town of Rutland; and provided further that not less than $8,000 shall be expended for building improvements for the American Legion in the town of Paxton”

 

and in said item by striking out the figures “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$450,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-824

ECO 824

Boston Sparks Association

Messrs. Collins and Brady, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Moore, Pacheco and Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8324-0050, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Boston Sparks Association, Inc. canteen program to serve and assist first responders during emergency situations." and in said item by striking the figures "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figures:- "$125,000;" 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-825

ECO 825

Union of Minority Neighborhoods

Messrs. Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by inserting after the end thereof the following: "and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a grant to the Union of Minority Neighborhoods"; and in said item by striking out the figures "$2,581,480" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$2,481,480"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-826

ECO 826

Fairmount Innovation Lab

Messrs. Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0036, by adding at the end thereof the following: "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Fairmount Innovation Lab in Dorchester:-"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-826-R1

Redraft ECO 826

Fairmount Innovation Lab

Messrs. Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Fairmount Innovation Lab in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston"; and by striking out the figure “$2,581,480” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,631,480”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-827

ECO 827

Support for Women on Cape Cod

Mr. Cyr and Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for WE CAN Center Corporation, a not for profit organization that provides services to women in Barnstable County, to coordinate free and confidential services including legal, employment support, and financial empowerment to assist women to navigate legal crises, job loss, homelessness and housing instability, divorce and custody matters, immigration and residency issues, personal loss, financial troubles, and other transitions.  ”; and by striking out the figure “$2,581,480” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,631,480”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-828

ECO 828

Diversity and Cultural Competency Development Coalition

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for WE CAN Center Corporation for a Lower and Outer Cape Leadership coalition providing critical community services including, but not limited to, food security, housing, case management, medical transportation, child care, legal assistance, employment and work support, financial counseling, technical assistance for small business owners, and economic and community development to support low to moderate income residents living and working on the Lower and Outer regions of Cape Cod. ”; and by striking out the figure “$2,581,480” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,641,480”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-828-R1

Redraft ECO 828

Diversity and Cultural Competency Development Coalition

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Community Development Partnership in the town of Eastham for a lower and outer Cape Cod leadership coalition comprised of Cape Cod Children's Place, Inc., Community Development Partnership, The Family Pantry of Cape Cod Corp., Helping Our Women, Inc., Homeless Prevention Council, Inc. and WE CAN Corporation to build cross-organizational capacity and equitable and inclusive cultural competency through leadership development, training, improved data collection, program design and evaluation, diversifying staff and leadership and improving outreach and engagement within underrepresented and marginalized communities in Barnstable county”; and by striking out the figure “$2,581,480” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,606,480”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-829

ECO 829

Building Pathways

Ms. Jehlen, Mr. Moore, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Lesser, O'Connor and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, in the final line, by inserting after the following:

“; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for construction industry apprenticeship and career preparedness training programs aimed at increasing the participation of women and people of color in the building trades industries to be administered by Building Pathways.”

in said section 2, in said item 7003-1206, by striking out the figure "$1,400,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "1,500,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-829-R1

Redraft ECO 829

Building Pathways

Ms. Jehlen, Mr. Moore, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Lesser, O'Connor, Gomez, Feeney and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for construction industry apprenticeship and career preparedness training programs administered by Building Pathways, Inc., aimed at increasing the participation of socially and economically disadvantaged populations, which may include, but shall not limited to, women and people of color, in the building trades industries”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7003-0100 by striking out the figure "$792,620" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$892,620".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-830

ECO 830

Dunstable Infrastructure

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Dunstable for infrastructure improvements in the town of Dunstable”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$440,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-831

ECO 831

Easton Parking Lot and Sidewalk Improvements

Messrs. Timilty and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $375,000 shall be expended for the improvement of public safety, public works, and council on aging parking lots and the improvement of sidewalks on Black Brook road in the town of Easton";

and by striking out the figure "$765,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-832

ECO 832

Tyngsborough Town Center

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended to the Town of Tyngsborough for town center improvements in the Town of Tyngsborough ”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$465,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-833

ECO 833

Groton Infrastructure

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended to the Town of Groton for infrastructure improvements in Groton”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$465,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-834

ECO 834

Economic recovery

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

"SECTION_. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary the secretary of the housing and economic development in consultation with the secretary of labor and workforce development shall study the various industries in the commonwealth and the rate of recovery after the termination of the March 10, 2020 emergency order by the Governor.

Said study and recommendations shall be submitted to the clerks of the house and senate within 1 year after the termination of the emergency order"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-835

ECO 835

HomeBASE

Ms. Jehlen, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Keenan, Brady, Collins, Moore, Eldridge and Feeney, Ms. Moran, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Messrs. Timilty, Finegold, Lesser, Hinds, Kennedy, Gomez, Velis and Cyr, Ms. Comerford and Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0108, by striking the following:- 

“provided further, that a family shall not receive more than a combined sum of $10,000 in a 12-month period from this item and item 7004-9316; provided further, that from the passage of this act until the termination of the state of emergency concerning the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease declared by the governor on March 10, 2020, the preceding proviso shall not apply;”

and inserting in place thereof:-

“provided further, nothing in this section shall prevent a family from accessing the maximum allowable amounts for both this item and item 7004-9316”;”

and by inserting, after the phrase “violation of a self-sufficiency plan;”, the following:

“provided further, that families that received household assistance in a prior 12-month period, complied with their rehousing plan during the prior period of assistance, continue to include a child under the age of 21 or a pregnant person, and whose gross income does not exceed 50 percent of area median income or that have not had income in excess of said 50 percent level for a period of six months shall be eligible for further allotments of household assistance of up to $10,000 or a later issued higher cap in subsequent 12-month periods to prevent their eviction from their existing housing or to relocate to another housing situation, without needing to first be evicted from their existing housing or otherwise needing to establish that they fall into one of the four categories of affirmative eligibility for emergency assistance shelter listed in item 7004-0101”;

and by inserting, after the words “served, including available demographic information,”, the following: “and the total number of household members served, broken out by race and ethnicity”;

and by inserting, after the words “previous 1, 2, and 3 years, including available demographic information" the following: "with data on the race and ethnicity of families receiving assistance under 7004-0101 and those denied assistance under 7004-0101 after exiting the short-term housing assistance program”;

and in said item by striking out the figure $25,970,612 and inserting in place thereof the figure “$45,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-836

ECO 836

Mill City Grows

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended to Mill City Grows, Inc. for fresh food distribution program in the City of Lowell”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$415,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-838

ECO 838

Broadband Oversight by Department of Telecommunications and Cable

Messrs. Hinds and Finegold, Ms. Comerford, Mr. Gomez, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Barrett, Tarr, O'Connor and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new sections:

SECTION XX. Section 1 of chapter 25C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 official edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “166A” the following:- and for the development of statewide policy regarding advanced telecommunications capability within the commonwealth.

For purposes of this chapter, advanced telecommunications capability is defined, without regard to any transmission media or technology, as high-speed, switched, broadband telecommunications capability that enables users to originate and receive high-quality voice, data, graphics, and video telecommunications using any technology.

SECTION XX. Said chapter 25C is hereby further amended by adding the following section:-

Section 9. Notwithstanding sections 6A and 8 of this chapter, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the department shall have the duties and powers as may be necessary or desired to accomplish the purposes of this section. The department shall facilitate access to advanced telecommunications capability in the commonwealth, with a special interest in increasing the presence of advanced telecommunications capability across the commonwealth to promote economic development, meet the commonwealth’s homeland security and emergency preparedness needs, improve government efficiency, and improve the quality of life for the commonwealth’s residents. The duties and powers of the department shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) identifying areas that lack adequate advanced telecommunications capability, include where, due to geographic remoteness, sparsity of population or other considerations, private-sector capital investment in advanced telecommunications facilities deployment is not sufficient to meet the present and future needs of the area; (2) identifying the locations of advanced telecommunications capability facilities in the commonwealth; and (3) taking other actions to fulfill the purposes of this section. The department shall work in consultation with Massachusetts Broadband Institute, established by section 6B of chapter 40J of the General Laws.

SECTION XX. Section 3 of chapter 23A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 official edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (a), and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-

(a) MOBD shall contain such divisions, offices and programs as the director shall determine are necessary to achieve the mission and administer the programs of MOBD, including at least the following 3 divisions: business services, entrepreneurial and small business development and manufacturing development. Each division shall be under the charge of a director subject to the direction, control and supervision of the director of economic development. Each director shall be a person of skill and experience in the field of his appointment and shall be appointed and may be removed by the executive director, with the approval of the secretary, and shall serve until so removed. The position of director shall not be subject to section 9A of chapter 30 or chapter 31. Each director shall devote his full time during business hours to the duties of his office. The MOBD executive director may authorize any director to exercise in his name any power, or to discharge in his name any duty, assigned to him by law, and he may at any time revoke the authority.

SECTION XX. Subsection (b) of said section 3 of chapter 23A is hereby repealed.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-839

ECO 839

Williamstown Meetinghouse

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the Williamstown Meetinghouse Preservation Fund, Inc. to support repairs to the Williamstown Meetinghouse"; and in said item by striking out the figure:- "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$490,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-839-R1

Redraft ECO 839

Williamstown Meetinghouse

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Williamstown Meetinghouse Preservation Fund, Inc. to support repairs to the Williamstown Meetinghouse"; and by striking out the figure "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$465,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-840-R1

Redraft ECO 840

Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness

Mr. Hinds, Ms. Comerford, Mr. Gomez, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Velis and Lesser moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness"; by striking out the figure "$125,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-840

ECO 840

Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness

Mr. Hinds, Ms. Comerford, Mr. Gomez, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Velis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "; provided further that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness"; and in said item by striking out the figure:- "$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-842

ECO 842

Berkshire Family YMCA

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that not less than $100,000 be provided to the Berkshire Family YMCA in Pittsfield to support the renovation of their North Street facility"; and in said item by striking out the figure:- "$50,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$50,100,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-843

ECO 843

Berkshire Black Economic Council

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire Black Economic Council"; and in said item striking out the figure:-"$390,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$440,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-844

ECO 844

Williamsburg 250th Anniversary Celebration

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding at the end thereof the following:- "; provided that no less than $10,000 shall be provided to the town of Williamsburg for the celebration of the town's 250th anniversary"; and in said item by striking out the figure:- "$390,000" and inserting in its place the figure:- "$400,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-845-R1

Redraft ECO 845

Lazarus House

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to Lazarus House, Inc. for its emergency shelter and soup kitchen and for the costs incurred to provide extra support to the city of Lawrence as the city recovers from the 2019 novel coronavirus"; and by striking out the figure “$125,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$160,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-845

ECO 845

Lazarus House

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, That $25,000 shall be allocated to Lazarus House for its emergency shelter and soup kitchen and for the costs incurred to provide extra support to the city of Lawrence as the city recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic


SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2458

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

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-Second General Court
(2021-2022)

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by inserting after section X the following section: -

"Section X. Section 7 of chapter 4 of the General Laws, appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the Tenth clause and inserting in place thereof the following clause:-

Tenth, “Illegal gaming,” a banking or percentage game played with cards, dice, tiles, dominoes, or an electronic, electrical or mechanical device or machine for money, property, checks, credit or any representative of value, but excluding: (i) a lottery game conducted by the state lottery commission, under sections 24, 24A and 27 of chapter 10; (ii) a game conducted under chapter 23K; (iii) sports wagering conducted under chapter 23N; (iv) pari-mutuel wagering on horse races under chapters 128A and 128C and greyhound races under said chapter 128C; (v) a game of bingo conducted under chapter 271; and (vi) charitable gaming conducted under said chapter 271.

SECTION 7. The General Laws are hereby amended by inserting after chapter 23M the following chapter:-

CHAPTER 23N.

AUTHORIZATION AND REGULATION OF SPORTS WAGERING

Section 1. This chapter shall be known and may be cited as the “Massachusetts Sports Wagering Act”.

Section 2. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, the operation of sports wagering and ancillary activities are lawful when conducted in accordance with the provisions of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the commission.

Section 3. As used in this chapter the following words shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meanings:-

“Adjusted gross sports wagering receipts”, an operator’s total gross receipts from sports wagering, excluding sports wagers made with promotional gaming credits, less the total of all winnings, not including voided wagers, paid to wagerers in such games, which shall include the cash equivalent of any merchandise or thing of value awarded as a prize, and all excise taxes paid pursuant to federal law.

“Category S1 - Master”, a license issued by the commission that permits the operation of sports wagering through a mobile application and other digital platforms approved by the commission and in person at a category 1 or category 2 gaming establishment as defined in section 2 of chapter 23K.

“Category S1 - Sub”, a license issued by the commission that permits the operation of sports wagering through a mobile application and other digital platforms approved by the commission by a category 1 or category 2 gaming establishment as defined in section 2 of chapter 23k, that is separately and distinctly branded from the licensee’s “S1-Master” license and may be contracted by the license holder to a services provider approved by the commission.

“Category S2 - Track”, (i) a license issued by the commission that permits the operation of sports wagering in person or through a mobile application and other digital platforms approved by the commission at a race track as defined in section 1 of chapter 128A or at a facility owned or operated by a person who was a racing meeting licensee under said chapter 128A during calendar year 2020 and conducts pari-mutuel wagering in accordance with applicable laws; or (ii) a license issued by the commission that permits the operation of sports wagering in person or through a mobile application and other digital platforms and in person at a live thoroughbred race track approved by the commission, provided that said licensee (A) operates a thoroughbred horse racing track with at least a 1 mile circumference; (B) has received approval from the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association to conduct sports wagering pursuant to this chapter; and (C) makes a capital investment of not less than $25,000,000 within 3 years after receiving said license and conducts at least twenty race days in a year.

“Category S3 - Mobile” a license issued by the commission that permits the operation of sports wagering through a mobile application and other digital platforms approved by the commission to any entity that has offered fantasy sports contests in the commonwealth pursuant to 940 C.M.R. 34.00 for at least 1 year at the time of enactment of this act, has been permitted to offer sports wagering in at least 2 other jurisdictions in the United States by the relevant regulatory body in those jurisdictions and meets the requirements of this chapter and the rule and regulations of the commission.

“Collegiate sport or athletic event”, a sport or athletic event offered or sponsored by, or played in connection with, a public or private institution that offers educational services beyond the secondary level.

“Commission”, the Massachusetts gaming commission established in section 3 of chapter 23K.

“Governmental authority”, any governmental unit of a national, state or local body exercising governmental functions, other than the United States government.

“License”, any license, applied for or issued by the commission under this chapter, including, but not limited to: (i) an operator license; or (ii) an occupational license.

“National criminal history background check system”, the criminal history record system maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based on fingerprint identification or any other method of positive identification.

“Occupational license”, a license required by an employee of an operator when the employee performs duties directly related to the operation of sports wagering in the commonwealth in a supervisory role. This shall not include employees who do not accept wagers or have the ability to alter material aspects of sports wagering in the Commonwealth.

“Operator” or “sports wagering operator”, any entity permitted under this chapter to offer sports wagering to persons in the commonwealth through a category S1-Master license, category S1-Sub license, category S2-Track license or category S-3 Mobile license.

“Operator license”, a license issued by the commission that permits the operation of sports wagering in the following categories: category S1-Master license, category S1-Sub license, category S2-Track license or category S-3 Mobile license to operate sports wagering.

“Official league data”, statistics, results, outcomes and other data relating to a sporting event that is obtained pursuant to an agreement with the relevant sports governing body, or with an entity expressly authorized by the relevant sports governing body to provide such data to sports wagering operators, which authorizes the use of such data for determining the outcome of tier 2 sports wagers on such sporting event.

“Professional sport or athletic event”, an event at which 2 or more persons participate in a sports event and receive compensation in excess of actual expenses for their participation in such event.

“Promotional gaming credit”, a sports wagering credit or other item issued by an operator to a patron to enable the placement of a sports wager.

“Qualified gaming entity”, an entity that: (i) holds a gaming license as defined in section 2 of chapter 23K; (ii) holds a license to conduct a racing meeting as defined in section 1 of chapter 128A or was licensed as a grey hound or horse racing meeting licensee pursuant to chapter 128A during calendar year 2020 and conducts pari-mutuel wagering in accordance with applicable laws; (iii) holds a license issued by the commission that permits the operation of sports wagering through a mobile application and other digital platforms and in person at a live thoroughbred race track approved by the commission, provided that said licensee (A) operates a thoroughbred horse racing track with at least a 1 mile circumference; (B) has received approval from the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association to conduct sports wagering pursuant to this chapter; and (C) makes a capital investment of not less than $25,000,000 within 3 years after receiving a said license. and conducts at least twenty race days in a year; or (iv) offers fantasy sports contests in the commonwealth pursuant to 940 C.M.R. 34.00 for at least 1 year at the time of enactment of this act, has been permitted to offer sports wagering in at least 2 other jurisdictions in the United States by the relevant regulatory body in those jurisdictions and meets the requirements of this chapter and the rule and regulations of the commission.

“Sports wagering”, the business of accepting wagers on sporting events or portions of sporting events, other events, the individual performance statistics of athletes in a sporting event or other events or a combination of any of the same by any system or method of wagering approved by the commission including, but not limited to, mobile applications and other digital platforms; provided, that sports wagering shall not include the acceptance of any wager with an outcome dependent on the performance of an individual athlete in any athletic event, including but not limited, to in-game or in-play wagers; provided, further that sports wagering shall not include any acceptance of wagers on a high school or youth sporting event; provided further, that sports wagering shall not include fantasy contests as defined in section 135 of chapter 219 of the acts of 2016. Sports wagering shall include, but is not limited to, single-game bets, teaser bets, parlays, over-under, moneyline, pools, exchange wagering, in-game wagering, in-play bets, proposition bets and straight bets.

“Sports wagering account”, a financial record established by an operator for an individual patron in which the patron may deposit by any method approved by the commission and withdraw funds for sports wagering and other authorized purchases, and to which the operator may credit winnings or other amounts due to or authorized by that patron. Such account may be established and funded by the patron electronically through an approved mobile application or digital platform.

“Tier 1 sports wager”, a sports wager that is determined solely by the final score or outcome of a sporting event and is placed before the sporting event has begun.

“Tier 2 sports wager”, a sports wager that is not a tier 1 sports wager.

“Wager”, a sum of money or thing of value risked on an uncertain occurrence.

Section 4. (a) The commission shall have the authority to regulate the conduct of sports wagering under this chapter.

(b) The commission shall examine the rules and regulations implemented in other states where sports wagering is authorized and shall, as far as practicable, adopt a similar regulatory framework through promulgation of rules and regulations.

(c) The commission shall have the authority to promulgate rules and regulations necessary for the implementation, administration and enforcement of this chapter. The commission may promulgate emergency rules and regulations in accordance with applicable procedures for the promulgation of emergency rules and regulations.

(d) The commission may promulgate rules and regulations including, but not limited to, those governing the acceptance of wagers on a sports event, other event or a series of sports events; types of wagering receipts which may be used; methods of issuing receipts; methods of accounting to be used by operators; types of records to be kept; types of systems for wagering; protections for patrons placing wagers; and promotion of social responsibility and responsible gambling; provided, that such regulations shall include a requirement that all mobile applications and digital platforms authorized for sports wagering include prominently upon each entry into the application or platform, the following statement: “If you or someone you know has a gambling problem and wants help, call the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling hotline at 1-800-426-1234.”

(e) The commission shall determine the eligibility of a person to hold or continue to hold a license, shall issue all licenses and shall maintain a record of all licenses issued under this chapter. The commission may accept applications, evaluate qualifications of applicants, undertake initial review of licenses and issue temporary licenses upon the effective date of this chapter.

(f) The commission shall levy and collect all fees, surcharges, civil penalties and taxes on adjusted gross sports wagering receipts imposed by this chapter, except as otherwise provided under this chapter.

(g) The commission shall have the authority to enforce this chapter and any rule or regulation of the commission and may request that the attorney general bring an action to enforce this chapter or any rule or regulation of the commission by civil action or petition for injunctive relief.

(h) The commission may hold hearings, administer oaths and issue subpoenas or subpoenas duces tecum in order to enforce this chapter and the rules and regulations of the commission.

(i) The commission may exercise any other powers necessary to effectuate this chapter and the rules and regulations of the commission.

Section 5. (a) No person shall engage in any activity in connection with sports wagering in the commonwealth unless all necessary licenses or temporary licenses have been obtained in accordance with this chapter and rules and regulations of the commission.

(b) The commission shall not grant an operator license, other than a temporary license pursuant to subsection (c) of section 6, until it determines that each person who has control of the applicant meets all qualifications for licensure. The following persons are considered to have control of an applicant:

(1) Each person who owns 10 per cent or more of a corporate applicant and who has the ability to control the activities of the corporate applicant; provided, however, that a bank or other licensed lending institution which holds a mortgage or other lien acquired in the ordinary course of business shall not be considered to have control of an applicant;

(2) Each person who holds a beneficial or proprietary interest of 10 per cent or more of a non-corporate applicant’s business operation and who has the ability to control the activities of the non-corporate applicant; and

(3) At the commission’s discretion, any executive, employee or agent having the power to exercise significant influence over decisions concerning the applicant’s sports wagering operations in the commonwealth.

(c) Each controlling person pursuant to subsection (b) shall submit to the commission an application in a form determined by the commission, and each such controlling person who is a natural person shall submit to the commission: (i) fingerprints for a national criminal records check by the department of the state police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; and (ii) a signed authorization for the release of information by the department of the state police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation; provided, however, that a controlling person who is a natural person that has submitted to a national criminal records check in any jurisdiction within the previous year shall not be required to submit to another national criminal records check if such person submits to the commission the results of such previous national criminal records check. Any applicant convicted of any disqualifying offense shall not be licensed.

(d) Each person licensed under this chapter shall give the commission written notice within 30 days of any change to any material information provided in the application for a license or renewal.

(e) No commission employee shall be an applicant for any license issued under this chapter.

Section 6. (a) A licensed qualified gaming entity may operate sports wagering upon the approval of the commission.

(b)(1) The commission shall issue a category S1-Master license to any holder of a gaming license, as defined in section 2 of chapter 23K, that meets the requirements of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the commission.

(2) The commission shall issue 2 category S1-Sub licenses to any and each holder of a gaming license, as defined in section 2 of chapter 23k, that meets the requirements of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the commission.

(3) The commission shall issue a category S2-Track license to: (i) any holder of a license to conduct a racing meeting, as defined in section 1 of chapter 128A or to any person who was licensed as a grey hound or horse racing meeting licensee pursuant to said chapter 128 during the calendar year 2020 and conducts pari-mutuel wagering in accordance with applicable laws; or (ii) a live thoroughbred race track approved by the commission, provided that said licensee (A) operates a thoroughbred horse racing track with at least a 1 mile circumference; (B) has received approval from the New England Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association to conduct sports wagering pursuant to this chapter; and (C) makes a capital investment of not less than $25,000,000 within 3 years after receiving a said license and conducts at least twenty race days per year; that meets the requirements of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the commission.

(3) The commission shall issue a category S3 - Mobile license to any entity that has offered fantasy sports contests in the commonwealth pursuant to 940 C.M.R. 34.00 for at least 1 year at the time of enactment of this act, has been permitted to offer sports wagering in at least 2 other jurisdictions in the United States by the relevant regulatory body in those jurisdictions and meets the requirements of this chapter and the rule and regulations of the commission. The commission shall issue no more than 1 license of this category type.

(4) All fees, surcharges, civil penalties and taxes collected by the Commission under this chapter shall revert to the General Fund unless otherwise specified.

(c) Upon application by a qualified gaming entity and payment of a $5,000,000 application fee, the commission shall grant an operator license to a qualified gaming entity that provides for the right to conduct sports wagering; provided, that the qualified gaming entity meets the requirements for licensure under this chapter and the rules and regulations of the commission. Such license shall be issued for a 3-year period, and may be renewed for 3-year periods upon payment of a $1,000,000 renewal fee; provided, that an operator continues to meet all requirements under this chapter and the rules and regulations of the commission.

(d) An operator shall submit to the commission such documentation or information as the commission may require demonstrating that the operator continues to meet the requirements of this chapter and the rules and regulations of the commission. An operator shall submit required documentation or information no later than 3 years after issuance of its operator license and every 3 years thereafter, or within lesser periods based on circumstances specified by the commission.

Section 7. (a) All persons employed by an operator to perform duties directly related to the operation of sports wagering in Massachusetts in a supervisory role shall maintain a valid occupational license issued by the commission. This shall not include employees who do not accept wagers or have the ability to alter material aspects of sports wagering in the Commonwealth. The commission shall issue such occupational license to a person who meets the requirements of this section.

(b) An occupational license authorizes the licensee to be employed in the capacity designated by the commission while the license is active. The commission may establish, by rule or regulation, job classifications with different requirements based on the extent to which a particular job impacts, or has the potential to impact, the lawful operation of sports wagering.

(c) An applicant for an occupational license shall submit any required application forms established by the commission and shall pay a nonrefundable application fee of $100. The employer shall pay the application fee on behalf of the applicant.

(d) Each occupational license holder shall annually pay to the commission a license fee of $100 by March 1 and submit a renewal application on the form required by the commission. The employer shall pay the application fee on behalf of the applicant.

Section 8. (a) For both operator and occupational licenses, the commission shall deny a license to any applicant, reprimand any licensee or suspend or revoke a license, if the applicant or licensee:

(1) has knowingly made a false statement of a material fact to the commission;

(2) has had a license revoked by any governmental authority responsible for regulation of gaming activities;

(3) has been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude, a gambling-related offense or a theft or fraud offense;

(4) has not demonstrated to the satisfaction of the commission financial responsibility sufficient to adequately meet the requirements of the proposed enterprise; or

(5) is not the true owner of the business or is not the sole owner and has not disclosed the existence or identity of other persons who have an ownership interest in the business.

(6) has been found by the Federal of State authority having jurisdiction to have violated Federal, State or Local labor and employment law.

(b) The commission may deny, suspend or revoke an operator license or reprimand any licensee if the applicant or licensee has not met the requirements of this chapter.

Section 9. (a) Each operator shall adopt comprehensive house rules for game play governing sports wagering transactions with its patrons. The house rules shall specify the amounts to be paid on winning wagers and the effect of sports event schedule changes. The commission shall approve house rules prior to implementation.

(b) The house rules, together with any other information the commission deems appropriate, shall be accessible to any patrons of the sports wagering system. The operator shall make copies readily available to patrons and shall display and post the house rules in a conspicuous place easily visible by patrons.

Section 10. (a) Sports wagering operators shall employ commercially reasonable methods to:

(1) prohibit the operator, directors, officers, owners and employees of the operator, and any relative living in the same household as such persons, from placing bets with the operator;

(2) prohibit athletes, coaches, referees, team owners, employees of a sports governing body or its member teams and player and referee union personnel from wagering on any sporting event of their sport’s governing body; provided, that in determining which persons are excluded from placing wagers under this subsection, operators shall use lists of such persons that the sports governing body may provide to the commission;

(3) prohibit any individual with access to non-public confidential information held by the operator from placing wagers with the operator;

(4) prohibit persons from placing wagers as agents or proxies for others; and

(5) maintain the security of wagering data, customer data and other confidential information from unauthorized access and dissemination; provided, however, that nothing in this chapter shall preclude the use of internet or cloud-based hosting of such data and information or disclosure as required by court order, other law or this chapter.

(b) A sports governing body may submit to the commission in writing, by providing notice in such form and manner as the commission may require, a request to restrict, limit or exclude a certain type, form or category of sports wagering with respect to sporting events of such body, if the sports governing body believes that such type, form or category of sports wagering with respect to sporting events of such body is contrary to public policy, unfair to consumers, may undermine the perceived integrity of such body or sporting events of such body or affects the integrity of such body or sporting events of such body. The commission shall request comment from sports wagering operators on all such requests. After giving due consideration to all comments received, the commission shall, upon a demonstration of good cause from the requestor, grant the request. The commission shall respond to a request concerning a particular event before the start of the event, or if it is not feasible to respond before the start of the event, no later than 7 days after the request is made; provided, that if the commission determines that the requestor is more likely than not to prevail in successfully demonstrating good cause for its request, the commission may provisionally grant the request of the sports governing body until the commission makes a final determination as to whether the requestor has demonstrated good cause. Absent such a provisional grant by the commission, sports wagering operators may continue to offer sports wagering on sporting events that are the subject of such a request during the pendency of the consideration of the applicable request.

(c) The commission shall designate a state law enforcement entity to have primary responsibility for conducting, or assisting the commission in conducting, investigations into abnormal betting activity, match fixing and other conduct that corrupts a betting outcome of a sporting event or events for purposes of financial gain.

(d) The commission and sports wagering operators shall use commercially reasonable efforts to cooperate with investigations conducted by sports governing bodies or law enforcement agencies, including but not limited to, using commercially reasonable efforts to provide or facilitate the provision of anonymized account-level betting information and audio or video files relating to persons placing wagers. All disclosures under this section are subject to the obligation of a sports wagering operator to comply with all federal, state and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to, laws and regulations relating to privacy and personally identifiable information.

(e) Sports wagering operators shall immediately report to the commission any information relating to:

(1) criminal or disciplinary proceedings commenced against the sports wagering operator in connection with its operations;

(2) abnormal betting activity or patterns that may indicate a concern with the integrity of a sporting event or events;

(3) any potential breach of the internal rules and codes of conduct pertaining to sports wagering of a relevant sports governing body;

(4) any other conduct that corrupts a betting outcome of a sporting event or events for purposes of financial gain, including match fixing; and

(5) suspicious or illegal wagering activities, including use of funds derived from illegal activity, wagers to conceal or launder funds derived from illegal activity, using agents to place wagers and using false identification.

Sports wagering operators shall immediately report information relating to conduct described in paragraphs (2), (3) and (4) of this subsection to the relevant sports governing body.

(f) The commission and sports wagering operators shall maintain the confidentiality of information provided by a sports governing body for purposes of investigating or preventing the conduct described in paragraphs (2), (3) and (4) of subsection (e), unless disclosure is required by this chapter, the commission, other law or court order or unless the sports governing body consents to disclosure.

(g) With respect to any information provided by a sports wagering operator to a sports governing body relating to conduct described in paragraphs (2), (3) and (4) of subsection (e), a sports governing body:

(1) shall only use such information for integrity purposes and shall not use the information for any commercial or other purpose; and

(2) shall maintain the confidentiality of such information, unless disclosure is required by this chapter, the commission, other law or court order or unless the sports wagering operator consents to disclosure; provided, that the sports governing body may make disclosures necessary to conduct and resolve integrity-related investigations and may publicly disclose such information if required by its integrity policies or if deemed by the sports governing body in its reasonable judgment to be necessary to maintain the actual or perceived integrity of its sporting events, and subject in all cases to the sports governing body’s compliance with federal, state and local laws and regulations, including but not limited to, laws and regulations relating to privacy and personally identifiable information. Prior to any such public disclosure that would identify the sports wagering operator by name, the sports governing body shall provide such sports wagering operator with notice of such disclosure and an opportunity to object to such disclosure.

(h) Sports wagering operators shall maintain records of all wagers placed by its patrons, including personally identifiable information of the patron, amount and type of the bet, the time the bet was placed, the location of the bet, including the IP address if applicable, the outcome of the bet and records of abnormal betting activity for 3 years after a sporting event occurs and video camera recordings in the case of in-person wagers for at least 1 year after a sporting event occurs, and shall make such data available for inspection upon request of the commission or as required by court order.

(i) A sports wagering operator shall use commercially reasonable efforts to maintain in real time and at the account level, anonymized information for each patron, including the amount and type of bet, the time the bet was placed, the location of the bet, including the IP address if applicable, the outcome of the bet and records of abnormal betting activity. The commission may request such information in the form and manner as it requires. Nothing in this section shall require a sports wagering operator to provide any information prohibited by federal, state or local laws or regulations, including but not limited to, laws and regulations relating to privacy and personally identifiable information.

(j) If a sports governing body has notified the commission and demonstrated a need for access to the information described in subsection (i) for wagers placed on sporting events of such sports governing body for integrity monitoring purposes, and demonstrated the capability to use such data for the purpose of effectively monitoring the integrity of sporting events of such sports governing body, a sports wagering operator shall share, in a commercially reasonable frequency, form and manner, with the sports governing body or its designee the same information the sports wagering operator is required to maintain under subsection (i) with respect to sports wagers on sporting events of such sports governing body. A sports governing body and its designee shall only use information received under this section for integrity-monitoring purposes and shall not use information received under this section for any commercial or other purpose. Nothing in this section shall require a sports wagering operator to provide any information that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws or regulations, including but not limited to, laws and regulations relating to privacy and personally identifiable information.

(k) The commission shall promulgate through rules and regulations a framework of sufficient vetting and background checks on a sports wagering operator’s certain existing employees and certain newly hired employees, such as officers, directors, executive level employees, and those in similarly situated roles that are consistent with industry standards and practices. Background checks if so required by the commission shall search for criminal history, charges or convictions involving corruption or manipulation of sporting events and association with organized crime.

Section 11. (a) All operators licensed under this chapter to conduct sports wagering shall:

(1) employ a monitoring system utilizing software to identify irregularities in volume or changes in odds that could signal suspicious activities and promptly report such information to the commission for further investigation. System requirements and specifications shall be developed according to industry standards and implemented by the commission as part of the minimum internal control standards;

(2) promptly report to the commission any facts or circumstances related to the operation of a sports wagering licensee which constitute a violation of state or federal law and promptly report to the appropriate state or federal authorities any suspicious betting over a threshold set by the operator that has been approved by the commission;

(3) conduct all sports wagering activities and functions in a manner that does not pose a threat to the public health, safety or welfare of the residents of the commonwealth;

(4) keep current in all payments and obligations to the commission;

(5) prevent any person from tampering with or interfering with the operation of any sports wagering;

(6) ensure that mobile sports wagering occurs only using a commission-approved mobile application or other digital platform to accept wagers initiated within the commonwealth;

(7) maintain sufficient cash and other supplies to conduct sports wagering at all times; and

(8) maintain daily records showing the gross sports wagering receipts and adjusted gross sports wagering receipts of the licensee from sports wagering and shall timely file with the commission any additional reports required by rule, regulation or this chapter.

(b) Sports wagering operators may use any data source for determining:

(1) the results of any and all tier 1 sports wagers on any and all sporting events; and

(2) the results of any and all tier 2 sports wagers on sporting events of an organization that is not headquartered in the United States.

(c) A sports governing body may notify the commission that it desires sports wagering operators to use official league data to settle tier 2 sports wagers on sporting events of such sports governing body. Such notification shall be made in the form and manner as the commission may require. Within 5 days of receipt of such notification, the commission shall notify each sports wagering operator of the requirement to use official league data to settle tier 2 sports wagers. If a sports governing body does not notifiy the commission of its desire to supply official league data, a sports wagering operator may use any data source for determining the results of tier 2 sports wagers on sporting events of such sports governing body.

(d) Within 45 days of the commission notifying a sport wagering operator of the requirement to use official league data to settle tier 2 sports wagers pursuant to subsection (c), or such longer period as may be agreed between the sports governing body and the applicable sports wagering operator, a sports wagering operator shall use only official league data to determine the results of tier 2 sports wagers on sporting events of that sports governing body, unless:

(1) the sports governing body or its designee cannot provide a feed of official league data to determine the results of a particular type of tier 2 sports wager, in which case a sports wagering operator may use any data source for determining the results of the applicable tier 2 sports wager until such time a data feed becomes available from the sports governing body on commercially reasonable terms and conditions; or

(2) a sports wagering operator can demonstrate to the commission that the sports governing body or its designee will not provide a feed of official league data to the sports wagering operator on commercially reasonable terms and conditions.

(e) In evaluating whether official league data is offered on commercially reasonable terms and conditions for purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (d), the commission may consider factors, including but not limited to:

(1) the availability of official league data to a sports wagering operator from more than 1 authorized source;

(2) market information, including but not limited to, price and other terms and conditions regarding the purchase by sports wagering operators of comparable data for the purpose of settling sports wagers in the commonwealth and other jurisdictions;

(3) the nature and quantity of data, including the quality and complexity of the process used for collecting such data; and

(4) the extent to which a sports governing body or its designee has made data used to settle tier 2 wagers available to sports wagering operators and any terms and conditions relating to the use of that data.

(f) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set forth herein, including but not limited to, subsection (d), during the pendency of the determination of the commission as to whether a sports governing body or its designee may provide official league data on commercially reasonable terms, a sports wagering operator may use any data source to determine the results of tier 2 sports wagers. The determination shall be made within 120 days of the sports wagering operator notifying the commission that it requests to demonstrate that the sports governing body or its designee will not provide a feed of official league data to the sports wagering operator on commercially reasonable terms.

(g) A sports governing body may enter into commercial agreements with a sports wagering operator or other entity in which such sports governing body may share in the amount bet or revenues derived from sports wagering on sporting events of such sports governing body. A sports governing body shall not be required to obtain a license or any other approval from the commission to lawfully accept such amounts or revenues.

Section 12. (a) Holders of category S1-Master and category S2-Track licenses may accept wagers on sports events and other events authorized under this chapter in person at authorized gaming facilities.

(b) Holders of category S1-Master, category S1-Sub, category S2-Track, and category S3-Mobile licenses may accept wagers on sports events and other events authorized under this chapter from individuals physically located within the commonwealth using mobile applications or digital platforms approved by the commission, through the patron’s sports wagering account. The branding for each mobile application or digital platform shall be determined by the operator. All bets authorized under this section must be initiated, received and otherwise made within the commonwealth. Consistent with the intent of the federal Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006, 31 U.S.C. section 5361 to 5367, inclusive, the intermediate routing of electronic data related to a lawful intrastate wager authorized under this chapter shall not determine the location or locations in which the wager is initiated, received or otherwise made.

(c) An operator may accept wagers placed by other operators, and may place wagers with other operators; provided, that any operator that places a wager with another operator shall inform the operator accepting the wager that the wager is being placed by an operator and shall disclose its identity.

(d) A person placing a wager shall be at least 21 years of age.

(e)(1) The commission or operator may ban any person from participating in the play or operation of any sports wagering consistent with rules and regulations promulgated by the commission. A list of all excluded patrons shall be kept by the commission and provided to each licensee, and no patron on the exclusion list shall be permitted to conduct sports wagering under this chapter.

(2) The commission shall establish a list of self-excluded persons from sports wagering. A person may request such person’s name to be placed on the list of self-excluded persons by filing a statement with the commission acknowledging that the person is a problem gambler and by agreeing that, during any period of voluntary exclusion, the person shall not collect any winnings or recover any losses resulting from any sports wagering. The commission shall adopt further regulations for the self-excluded persons list including procedures for placement, removal and transmittal of such list to sports wagering operators. The commission may revoke, limit, condition, suspend or fine a sports wagering operator if the operator knowingly or recklessly fails to exclude or eject from its premises any person placed on the list of self-excluded persons.

(f) No licensed employee may place a sports wager through any mobile application or digital platform owned or operated by their employer.

(g) No licensed employee may place a sports wager at any facility owned or operated by their employer.

(h) Sections 24, 24A and 27 of chapter 10 of the General Laws shall not apply to an operator conducting sports wagering in accordance with this chapter.

(i) The commission may adopt rules to establish internet sports wagering accounts, but nothing in this bill shall prohibit account registration in person at a sports gaming facility, or over the internet without appearing in person. An operator shall adopt reasonable procedures to ensure that individuals have no more than one internet wagering account with the operator, or S1-Sub license holder offering internet wagering on the operator's behalf.

(j) The Commission shall adopt rules requiring that sports gaming may only be conducted with chips, tokens, electronic cards, or other means including:

(a) Cash;

(b) Cash equivalent;

(c) Debit or credit card;

(d) Reloadable prepaid card or online account;

(e) ACH

(f) PayPal

(g) Promotional Funds;

(h) Winnings; and

(i) Any other means approved by the commission

 Section 13. (a)(1) For the privilege of holding a license to operate sports wagering under this chapter, the commonwealth shall impose and collect an excise equal to 14 percent of the operator’s adjusted gross sports wagering receipts from the operation of sports wagering within a gaming establishment facility permitted under a category S1 - Master license; 18 percent of the operator’s adjusted gross sports wagering receipts from the operation of sports wagering using mobile and online platforms permitted under category S1-Master licenses, category S1-Sub licenses, category S2- Track licenses, and category S3-Mobile licenses, hereinafter “privilege tax”. The accrual method of accounting shall be used for purposes of calculating the amount of the tax owed by the licensee.

(b)(1) The tax levied and collected pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection (a) shall be due and payable to the commission in monthly installments on or before the 15th calendar day following the calendar month in which the adjusted gross sports wagering receipts were received.

(2) The operator shall complete and submit the return for the preceding month by electronic communication to the commission, on or before the 15th of each month, in the form prescribed by the commission that provides:

(i) the total gross sports wagering receipts and adjusted gross sports wagering receipts from operation of sports wagering during that month;

(ii) the tax amount for which the sports wagering licensee is liable; and

(iii) any additional information necessary in the computation and collection of the tax on adjusted gross sports wagering receipts required by the commission.

(3) The tax amount shown to be due shall be remitted by electronic funds transfer simultaneously with the filing of the return.

(4) When adjusted gross receipts for a month is a negative number because the winnings paid to patrons wagering on the operator’s sports wagering exceed the operator’s total gross receipts from sports wagering by patrons, the commission shall allow the operator to carry over the negative amount to returns filed for subsequent months. The negative amount of adjusted gross receipts shall not be carried back to an earlier month and taxes previously received by the commission will not be refunded, except if the operator surrenders its license and the operator’s last return reported negative adjusted gross receipts.

(c) The tax on adjusted gross sports wagering receipts imposed by this section shall be in lieu of all other state and local taxes and fees imposed on the operation of, or the proceeds from operation of sports wagering.

Section 14. The commission may impose on any person who violates this chapter a civil penalty not to exceed $2,000 for each violation or $5,000 for violations arising from the same series of events. Such penalty shall be imposed on all individuals and is not limited to individuals licensed under this chapter.

Section 15. (a) Any person, other than an operator under this chapter, who engages in accepting, facilitating or operating a sports wagering operation is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or confined in jail for not more than 90 days, or both fined and confined.

(b) Any person convicted of a second violation of subsection (a) is guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not more than $50,000, or confined in jail for not more than 6 months, or both fined and confined.

(c) Any person convicted of a third or subsequent violation of subsection (a) is guilty of a felony, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $25,000 nor more than $100,000 or imprisoned in a state correctional facility for not less than 1 year nor more than 5 years, or both fined and confined.

Section 16. No person shall be permitted to place or receive a sports wager on a National Collegiate Athletic Association team from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-848

ECO 848

Community Projects in Lowell

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended to the Greater Lowell Community Foundation for Jack Kerouac commemorative celebration events in the City of Lowell”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$415,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-849

ECO 849

Pepperell Transportation Funding

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to the Town of Pepperell for senior transportation program in the Town of Pepperell”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$440,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-850

ECO 850

Reinvesting in Communities Affected by Incarceration

Ms. Chang-Diaz and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___ the following section: -

“SECTION ___. Chapter 29 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 2DDDDD. (a) There shall be established a Strong Communities and Workforce Development Fund. Monies transferred to the fund shall be continuously expended, without regard for fiscal year, exclusively for carrying out the purposes of this section.

(b) There shall be a board of directors consisting of individuals from and with experience advocating on behalf of communities that are: (i) disproportionately impacted by the criminal justice system; (ii) in a census tract where over 20 per cent of the population falls below 250 per cent of the federal poverty line. The board shall be comprised entirely of individuals who belong to a demographic of socially and economically disadvantaged persons and those historically underrepresented in positions of power, to consist of seven total members. The board shall consist of 3 persons appointed by the governor; 2 persons appointed by the senate president; and 2 persons appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives. Once all initial members have been appointed, their initial terms shall be assigned by the Inspector General according to the following lottery: two shall be appointed for one year, three shall be appointed for two years, and two shall be appointed for three years. They shall serve without compensation. The appointing authority shall designate new board members upon notification by the chairman that a vacancy exists.

(c) The executive office of housing and economic development shall provide staff support to the board of directors. The total expenditure from the fund for administration, including salaries and benefits of supporting staff shall not exceed 5 per cent of the total amount disbursed by the fund in any given fiscal year.

(d) It shall be the duty of the executive office of public safety and security to calculate the aggregate annual population of the department of corrections and the houses of corrections, and to calculate annually an average marginal cost rate per inmate among the department of corrections and the houses of corrections, based on the actual marginal cost rates used by the department of corrections and the houses of corrections for their budgeting purposes.

(e) The secretary of housing and economic development shall annually determine the difference between the combined population of the department of corrections and the houses of corrections in fiscal year 2020, multiplied by the rate of total population growth for the commonwealth since fiscal year 2020, and the actual combined population of the department of corrections and the houses of corrections in that year. The secretary shall multiply said difference by the average marginal cost rate per inmate. The secretary shall certify this calculation to the joint committee on ways and means, the secretary of administration and finance, and the comptroller for the prior fiscal year no later than October 1 of each year. The comptroller shall transfer an amount equal to one half of the product of this calculation to the fund no later than October 15 of each year. Further, the secretary shall post this calculation and supporting documents on a public website where other information on the Strong Communities Workforce Development and its grantmaking are located.

(f) Monies in the fund shall be competitively granted for the purpose of developing and strengthening communities heavily impacted by crime and the criminal justice system, by creating opportunities for job training, job creation, and job placement for those who face high barriers to employment. The target population is defined as any person who meets two or more of the following characteristics: (i) is under 25 years of age; (ii) is a victim of violence; (iii) does not have a high school diploma (if over 18 years of age); (iv) has been convicted of a felony; (v) has been unemployed or has had family income below 250 per cent of the federal poverty level for six months or more; or (vi) lives in a census tract where over 20 per cent of the population falls below the federal poverty line.

(g) Eligible grant recipients shall exhibit a model of creating employment opportunities for members of the target population or, in the case of programs serving a target population aged 20 years and under, may instead demonstrate a model of building within such members the skills necessary for future employment. Such models shall be supported by research and evaluation and may include any of the following: transitional employment programs; social enterprise; pre apprenticeship or other training programs; school- or community-based high school dropout prevention and re-engagement programs; cooperative and small business development programs; and community-based workforce development programs.

SECTION 2. Chapter 227 of the Acts of 2020 is hereby amended in line item 7002-2021 by inserting at the end of the line item the following sentences:-

Provided further following June 30, 2022, the grant program shall be maintained from funds expended from the Strong Communities and Workforce Development Fund pursuant to Section 2DDDDD of Chapter 29 of the General Laws.

And, in line item xxxx-xxxx, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- Provided further following June 30, 2022, the grant program shall be maintained from funds expended from the Strong Communities and Workforce Development Fund pursuant to Section 2DDDDD of Chapter 29 of the General Laws.

 


SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2460

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

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

_______________

In the One Hundred and Ninety-Second General Court
(2021-2022)

_______________

 

in Section 8, by striking out, in line 2, the word “section” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- “sections”; and in said Section 8, in proposed chapter 29, by inserting after proposed section 2PPPPP the following section:-

“Section 2QQQQQ. (a) For the purposes of this section, the term “target population” shall mean any person who meets not less than 2 of the following characteristics: (i) is under 25 years of age; (ii) is a victim of violence; (iii) is over 18 years of age and does not have a high school diploma; (iv) has been convicted of a felony; (v) has been unemployed or has had family income below 250 per cent of the federal poverty level for not less than 6 months; or (vi) lives in a census tract where over 20 per cent of the population falls below the federal poverty line.

(b)(1) There shall be a Justice Reinvestment Workforce Development Fund. There shall be credited to the fund any revenues from appropriations or other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund and any gifts, grants, private contributions, investment income earned on the fund’s assets and all other sources. Monies transferred to the fund shall be continuously expended, without regard for fiscal year, exclusively for carrying out the purposes of this section. Money remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund.

(2) There shall be a board of directors for the fund that shall consist of 13 members to be appointed by the secretary of housing and economic development, with the approval of the governor. The board shall be comprised entirely of individuals who belong to a demographic of socially and economically disadvantaged and historically underrepresented groups and not less than 6 of the members of the board shall be, or shall have been, members of the target population. The board shall include a combination of appointees with professional case management experience, entrepreneurial or business management experience, professional youth development experience, experience providing professional or vocational training or experience in labor market analysis. The members shall elect a chair and shall meet not less than bi-annually. Members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed by the fund for expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. Upon notification by the chair that a vacancy exists, the secretary of housing and economic development shall appoint, with the approval of the governor, another member to fill the unexpired term.

(3) The executive office of housing and economic development shall provide staff support to the board of directors. The total expenditure from the fund for administration, including salaries and benefits of supporting staff, shall not exceed 5 per cent of the total amount disbursed by the fund in any given fiscal year.

(c) (1) Concurrent with the submission of the governor’s annual budget, the department of correction shall publish on its website a breakdown of its prior fiscal year spending by functional category, including, but not limited to, food, medical expenses, facility maintenance, administrative costs, correctional personnel, rehabilitative programming and re-entry programming. The department of correction shall also publish a breakdown of its budget for the upcoming fiscal year as reflected in the governor’s annual budget proposal by the same categories and the governor’s office shall include a link to this data on its budget website.

Annually, the executive office of public safety and security shall calculate the aggregate annual population of inmates in state correctional facilities and houses of correction and shall calculate the average marginal cost rate per inmate among the department of correction and the houses of correction based on the actual marginal cost rates used by the department of correction and the houses of correction for their budgeting purposes. The executive office of public safety and security shall publish this data on its website.

(2) Annually, the secretary of housing and economic development shall determine the difference between the combined population of the department of correction and the houses of correction in fiscal year 2019 multiplied by the rate of total population growth of the commonwealth since fiscal year 2019 and the actual combined population of the department of correction and the houses of correction in that year. The secretary shall multiply the difference by the average marginal cost rate per inmate. Annually, not later than October, the secretary shall report this calculation to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the senate and house committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance. 

(3) An amount equal to not more than one half of the product of the calculation in paragraph (2), but not more than $10,000,000, shall be transferred, subject to appropriation, to the fund annually.

(d) Money in the fund shall be used for competitive grants for programs to develop and strengthen communities with a high percentage of individuals in the target population by creating opportunities for job training, job creation and job placement for those who face high barriers to employment. 

(e) Eligible grant recipients shall exhibit a model of creating employment opportunities for members of the target population or, in the case of programs serving a target population aged 20 years and under, demonstrate a model of building the skills necessary for future employment within such population. Models shall be supported by research and evaluation and may include: (i) transitional employment programs; (ii) social enterprise, pre-apprenticeship or other training programs; (iii) school-based or community-based high school dropout prevention and re-engagement programs; (iv) cooperative and small business development programs; and (v) community-based workforce development programs. Components of a successful program may include, but shall not be limited to: (i) job training in both soft skills and skills identified as lacking in growth industries; (ii) stipends or wage subsidies; (iii) serving as employer of record with private employers; (iv) case management; (v) cognitive behavioral therapy; and (vi) supports such as childcare vouchers or transportation assistance. The fund may give priority to programs that include access to housing stabilization services, addiction treatment and trauma-informed mental health care as relevant to the fund’s mission, but such services by themselves shall not be eligible for monies from the fund. Training programs that do not include in their grant application a strong presumption of full employment by a specific employer or entry into a bona fide apprenticeship program recognized by the commonwealth upon successful completion by each participant of such training program shall not be eligible for funding; provided, however, that high school dropout prevention and re-engagement programs shall not need to include such a presumption in their grant application.

(f) Not less than once every 5 years, the board shall review and, if appropriate, recommend to the general court, changes to the eligibility criteria of the fund, including the services provided by grant applicants.

(g) Annually, not later than October 1, the board shall provide a report of the grants given and a breakdown of expenditures made by the fund. The report shall be posted on the website of the executive office of housing and economic development.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-851-R1

Redraft ECO 851

E Para Todos

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to E Para Todos, the Spanish language program of Entrepreneurship for All, Inc. A Nonprofit Corporation, to support entrepreneur investment and programs in the city of Lawrence”; and by striking out the figure “$2,581,480” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,606,480”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-851

ECO 851

E Para Todos

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-2021, that $25,000 be allocated for E Para Todos to support their entreprenuer investment and support progams in the city of Lawrence


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-852

ECO 852

Demonstration Workforce Development Program

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Lesser, O'Connor, Gomez and Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0150, by striking out the figure "$1,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,500,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-853

ECO 853

Small Business Relief Grants

Messrs. O'Connor, Tarr and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation shall allocate $8,000,000 to the Small Business Relief Fund, provided that these grants shall only be distributed to companies or corporations owned or legally established between June 30, 2019 and March 10, 2020 who satisfy promulgated criteria;” and by striking the figure “$5,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$13,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-854-R1

Redraft ECO 854

CAPIC Emergency Services

Mr. Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the provision of emergency services, including domestic violence intervention, workforce development, housing assistance, operation of food vouchers, winter coats for kids and holiday dinners, by Community Action Programs-Inter City, Incorporated for the communities specified in item 7004-0099 of section 2 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011"; and in said section 2, in said item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure “$125,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$375,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-854

ECO 854

CAPIC Emergency Services

Mr. Boncore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- "; provided further that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for provision of emergency services that provide domestic violence intervention, workforce development, housing assistance, operation of food vouchers, winter coats for kids and holiday dinners operated by Community Action Programs Inter-City, Incorporated for the communities specified in item 7004-0099 of section 2 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011"; and by striking out the figure “$125,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$375,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-856

ECO 856

Supporting the Massachusetts Commercial Fishing Industry and Strengthening Food Supply Chains

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:-";provided further, $200,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Seafood Collaborative for the purposes of assisting with the costs of : 1) applying for and securing federal contracts, agreements, subsidies and other supports  for the provision of Massachusetts fish 2) developing programs to supply Massachusetts fish to institutional purchasers such as food banks, educational, correctional, and other public and private institutions 3) developing innovative consumer products based on available and sustainable supplies of fish and promoting and marketing such products 4) developing processing, storage and distribution capacity to maximize the value derived from Massachusetts fish. Any recipient of such a grant shall submit a final report to the clerks of the House and Senate, whom shall post it electronically in a publicly accessible manner, detailing the amount of a grant received, the use of funds from such grant, the results obtained through such funded activities, including but not limited to, impacts on employment, revenue and profitability, and any recommendations for further actions to strengthen the commonwealth's commercial fishing industry, increase the purchase of domestic fish products by public sector entities, increase public awareness of the availability and desirability of domestic fish products, and any other relevant information. Such grants shall be administered in collaboration with the Division of Marine Fisheries" and by striking out the figure "$8,626,467" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$8,826,467"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-856-R1

Redraft ECO 856

Supporting the Massachusetts Commercial Fishing Industry and Strengthening Food Supply Chains

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor, Fattman and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Seafood Collaborative for the purposes of a grant program to be administered in collaboration with the division of marine fisheries  to assist with the costs of : (i) applying for and securing federal contracts, agreements, subsidies and other supports for the provision of Massachusetts fish; (ii) developing programs to supply Massachusetts fish to institutional purchasers such as food banks, educational institutions, correctional institutions and other public and private institutions; (iii) developing innovative consumer products based on available and sustainable supplies of fish and promoting and marketing such products; and (iv) developing processing, storage and distribution capacity to maximize the value derived from Massachusetts fish; provided further, that any recipient of such a grant shall submit a report to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, who shall post it electronically in a publicly accessible manner, detailing: (a) the amount of a grant monies received; (b) the use of funds from such grant; (c) the results obtained through such funded activities, including, but not limited to, impacts on employment, revenue and profitability; (d) any recommendations for further action to strengthen the commonwealth's commercial fishing industry, increase the purchase of domestic fish products by public sector entities and increase public awareness of the availability and desirability of domestic fish products; and (e) any other relevant information"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2330-0100, by striking out the figure "$8,626,467" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$8,726,467".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-857-R1

Redraft ECO 857

HEAL Lawrence

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to HEAL Lawrence to support victims of fires or any other disasters in the city of Lawrence and to assist victims with securing rental insurance”; and by striking out the figure “$125,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$135,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-857

ECO 857

HEAL Lawrence

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, That $10,000 shall be allocated to HEAL Lawrence to assist in supporting victims of fires or any other disasters in Lawrence and to assist with securing rental insurance for Lawrence citizens


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-858-R1

Redraft ECO 858

Dracut Electronic Sign

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Dracut for an electronic messaging sign to be constructed in the town center”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$415,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-858

ECO 858

Dracut Electronic Sign

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, that $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Dracut for an electronic messaging sign to be constructed in the town center.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-859-R1

Redraft ECO 859

Dracut Pedestrian Safety

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for sidewalk and pedestrian safety improvements in the town of Dracut”; and by striking out the figure “$390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$425,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2022-S3-859

ECO 859

Dracut Pedestrian Safety

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, that $35,000 shall be expended for improving sidewalks and increasing pedestrian safety in Dracut