Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-180

ECO 180

Pine Street Inn

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, provided further, that not less than $425,000 shall be expended for program staffing support in the city of Boston for existing safe haven housing for women who are homeless and have mental health conditions.; and by striking out the figure “125,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$580,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-180-R1

Redraft ECO 180

Pine Street Inn

Ms. Edwards and Mr. 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 $20,000 shall be expended for program staffing support in the city of Boston for existing safe haven housing for women who are homeless and have mental health conditions”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure “155,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-181

ECO 181

Boston Landmark Orchestra

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, ; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Boston Landmark Orchestra for the purpose of covering the cost of free public concerts..; and by striking out the figure “181,644” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$281,644”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-183

ECO 183

Museum of Science

Ms. Edwards 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 $300,000 shall be expended to the Museum of Science, Boston to increase sustainability through improvement and updating the building envelope"; and by striking out the figure “390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$690,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-184

ECO 184

New England Aquarium

Ms. Edwards, Ms. DiZoglio and Messrs. Moore, Keenan, Rush, Feeney, Collins, Crighton, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after 7008-1116 the following item:

"XXXX-XXXX For the operations of the New England Aquarium Corporation in the cities of Boston and Quincy; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended to serve as a catalyst for economic development, job opportunities for local residents, and attracting visitors to the Commonwealth; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item may be used for marine animal conservation research, protection, and education; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item may be used for maintenance upgrades and other improvements, including those necessary for the operation of facilities operated by the corporation $7,200,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-185

ECO 185

Small Business Technical Assistance

Ms. Edwards, Messrs. Collins and Gomez, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Eldridge, Moore, Keenan, Cronin and Lesser, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Tarr and Brady, Ms. Moran, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Finegold, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Velis, Feeney and Hinds, Ms. Lovely and Messrs. O'Connor, Montigny, Timilty and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, , in line 3 by striking out the figure “$7,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$10,000,000” and in line 20 by striking out the figure “$7,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$10,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-186

ECO 186

Massachusetts Marine Trades Association

Messrs. O'Connor and Moore, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Feeney, Tarr, Velis and Pacheco, Ms. Moran, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Montigny and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, in line 22, by inserting after the word "programs" the following:-

"; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Marine Trades Association 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 figures "$8,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$8,150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-188

ECO 188

Pyrrhotite Testing Reimbursement

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Lesser, Fattman and Moore, Ms. Comerford and Mr. Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0142, by adding at the end thereof, the following:-

"; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for a reimbursement program to be managed by the Division of Professional Licensure which shall provide for the costs associated with the implementation of testing for the presence of pyrrhotite; provided further, that reimbursements shall be made at a rate of 100 percent for visual testing conducted by a licensed professional engineer up to $400 and at a rate of 75 percent for the testing of 2 core samples up to $5,000."; and

in said item by striking out the figures “$17,649,106” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$17,699,106”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-189

ECO 189

Financial Literacy Professional Development

Messrs. O'Connor, Eldridge and Feeney and Ms. DiZoglio moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0610-0010, by inserting the following:- “; provided further, that up to $100,000 shall be provided as dollar for dollar matching funds to the Massachusetts Council for Economic Education to leverage a $100,000 donation from Next Gen Personal Finance, Inc. for the purpose of providing stipends to public elementary, middle and high school educators who participate in personal finance focused professional development to be administered by the Council in coordination with the Office of Economic Empowerment”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-189-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 189

Financial Literacy Professional Development

Messrs. O'Connor, Eldridge and Feeney, Ms. DiZoglio and Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0610-0010, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended as dollar-for-dollar matching funds to the Massachusetts Council for Economic Education to leverage a $100,000 donation from Next Gen Personal Finance to provide stipends to public elementary, middle and high school educators who participate in personal finance focused professional development; provided further, that said stipends shall be administered by the Massachusetts Council for Economic Education in coordination with the office of economic empowerment”; and

by striking out the figure "$726,700" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “826,700”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-189-R1

Redraft ECO 189

Financial Literacy Professional Development

Messrs. O'Connor, Eldridge and Feeney, Ms. DiZoglio and Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0610-0010, by inserting the following:- “; provided further, that up to $100,000 shall be provided as dollar for dollar matching funds to the Massachusetts Council for Economic Education to leverage a $100,000 donation from Next Gen Personal Finance, Inc. for the purpose of providing stipends to public elementary, middle and high school educators who participate in personal finance focused professional development to be administered by the Council in coordination with the Office of Economic Empowerment”; and

in said section 2, in said item 0610-0010, by striking the figure "$726,700" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “826,700.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-190

ECO 190

Mass Growth Capital Corporation Fix

Messrs. O'Connor and Tarr 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 $10,000,000 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 “$7,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$17,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-191

ECO 191

Blackstone River Bikeway Expansion

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting the following words:-  “;  provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for costs associated with expanding the Blackstone River Bikeway through the town of Sutton”; and by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$305,000”. 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-191-R1

Redraft ECO 191

Blackstone River Bikeway Expansion

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 $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Sutton for the costs associated with expanding the Blackstone River bikeway”; and

by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$305,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-192

ECO 192

Van Dyke Playground Improvements

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to assist with structure replacements and improvements to ensure children's safety at the Van Dyke Playground in Sutton”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$260,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-193

ECO 193

Webster Downtown Revitalization Wayfinding

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the town of Webster for developing a wayfinding and branding program for the historic downtown”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$250,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-194

ECO 194

Whitin Community Center Pool Renovations

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the George Marston Whitin Memorial Community Association, Inc. for renovating the historic Whitin Natatorium”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$435,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-195

ECO 195

Whitin Community Center Gymnasium Renovations

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $165,000 shall be expended to the George Marston Whitin Memorial Community Association, Inc. for renovating the community gymnasium”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$400,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-195-R1

Redraft ECO 195

Whitin Community Center Gymnasium Renovations

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 $500,000 shall be expended to the George Marston Whitin Memorial Community Association, Inc. in the village of Whitinsville in the town of Northbridge for renovations to the community gymnasium and for emergency repairs; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended to the town of Southbridge for asbestos remediation”; and

by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$800,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-196

ECO 196

Daniels Farmstead

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Daniels Farm in the town of Blackstone for restoration of historic buildings"; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$260,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-197

ECO 197

Training and Upgrading Fund

Messrs. DiDomenico and Eldridge, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Cronin and Feeney, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Keenan and Brady, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Finegold and Hinds, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Pacheco, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Moore and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7000-0607 the following item:-

“xxxx-xxxx  For the 1199SEIU Training and Upgrading Fund to deliver innovative worker training for eligible health care workers that will better the lives of health care workers, reduce costs and improve the quality of health care provided by MassHealth personal care attendants and provided at nursing homes, community health centers, hospitals and health systems..............................$1,000,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-198

ECO 198

Oakes Ames Memorial Hall

Messrs. Timilty and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following words:-

"provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be allocated for emergency repairs to the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall in Easton"; and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$285,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-199

ECO 199

M. Joseph Manning Community 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 $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Milton for further design and construction of amenities and improvements to Representative M. Joseph Manning Community Park"; and

by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following :- "$335,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-200

ECO 200

Paul Revere Heritage Site

Messrs. Timilty and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less that $200,000 shall be expended for the Paul Revere Heritage Site in the town of Canton"; and

by striking the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “$435,000.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-201

ECO 201

Stoughton Train Depot

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the Stoughton Train Depot Building in Stoughton";

and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$335,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-202

ECO 202

EED IT Funding Restoration

Messrs. O'Connor and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0017, by striking out the figure “4,437,267” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “5,327,267”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-203

ECO 203

Restaurant Recovery Fund

Messrs. Tarr, Fattman, Gomez, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-2022 the following item:-

"XXXX-XXXX. For a reserve to provide assistance to restaurants in the commonwealth; provided, that the funds in this item shall be made available to the executive office of housing and economic development to administer a grant program for restaurants.....$25,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-204

ECO 204

Capen Reynolds Farm in Stoughton

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following words:- “, provided that not less than $227,000 shall be expended to the Capen Reynolds Farm in Stoughton";

and by striking out the figures “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$462,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-205

ECO 205

YouthWorks

Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Keenan, Moore, Lesser, Cronin and Collins, Ms. DiZoglio, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Feeney, Gomez, O'Connor, Timilty and Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by striking out the figure “$24,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$28,300,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-206

ECO 206

Improvements to HomeBASE

Ms. Jehlen, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Moore, Lesser, Brady and Keenan, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Gomez, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0108, by striking the figures “$20,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$30,000”; and by inserting after the phrase “24-month period from this item”, the following:- 

“provided further, the department shall provide household assistance in an amount up to $15,000, or a higher cap established in line item 7004-0108, for subsequent 12-month periods to eligible families;" and by striking out the following:-

“provided further, that so long as they meet the requirements of their housing stabilization plan, a family that received household assistance under this item whose income exceeds 50 per cent of area median income shall not become ineligible for assistance due to exceeding the income limit for a period of 6 months from the date that the 50 per cent level was exceeded;” and inserting in place thereof the following:-

“provided further, that so long as they meet the requirements of their housing stabilization plan, a family that received household assistance under this item whose income increases shall not become ineligible for assistance due to exceeding the income limit;”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-206-R1

Redraft ECO 206

Improvements to HomeBASE

Ms. Jehlen, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Moore, Lesser, Brady and Keenan, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Gomez, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0108, by striking out, in lines 11 to 14, inclusive, the words “exceeds 50 per cent of area median income shall not become ineligible for assistance due to exceeding the income limit for a period of 6 months from the date that the 50 per cent level was exceeded” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “increases shall not become ineligible for assistance due to exceeding the income limit”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-207

ECO 207

The Urban League of Springfield, Inc. & Eastern Massachusetts

Messrs. Lesser and Gomez and Ms. Edwards 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 $800,000 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 by striking out the figure “$1,193,667” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,993,667”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-208

ECO 208

Receivership authorization for nonprofits

Messrs. Lesser, Moore, Keenan and Velis, Ms. Lovely and Mr. Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding after section X the following section:-

“SECTION XX. Section 127I of chapter 111 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

Following appointment of a receiver for a vacant residential property, the court, upon motion by the receiver with notice to the owner, mortgagee, and all interested parties, may allow for the sale of the property to a nonprofit entity for fair market value in its then current condition. Any such sale shall be conditioned upon the court finding that the nonprofit will correct all outstanding state sanitary code violations and rehabilitate the property for affordable sale to a first-time homebuyer from a household whose income is not more than 120 per cent of median income as determined by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, and further that the nonprofit has the expertise and resources necessary to do so. Any such motion filed by the receiver under this section shall not be heard by the court for at least thirty days following the filing date, during which period the owner, mortgagee, and any other interest parties may join a motion for leave to correct all state sanitary code violations at the property. Upon finding that the owner, mortgagee, or other interested party has the intention and ability to correct the code violations, the court shall stay hearing on the receiver’s motion for a reasonable period of time to allow the owner, mortgagee, or other interested party to do so.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-209

ECO 209

Bay State Games

Messrs. Velis and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, in line 4, by inserting after the word “development;” the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended as grants for the Bay State Games;" and by striking out the figure “$181,644” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$381,644".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-211

ECO 211

State-Wide Youth Sports Activities and Education Funds

Mr. Velis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following:- ; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended on you sports activities and education to support youth sports nonprofit programs for underserved populations of children and young adults under the age of 18;


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-211-R1

Redraft ECO 211

State-Wide Youth Sports Activities and Education Funds

Messrs. Velis, Lesser, Finegold, Feeney, Gomez, O'Connor and Montigny and Ms. Edwards 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 $250,000 shall be expended for a grant program to support youth sports nonprofit programs that primarily serve low-income or marginalized students and seek to foster improved outcomes in physical health, mental well-being, school participation and sense of community".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-212

ECO 212

Raising the HDIP cap and project limit

Messrs. Lesser and Keenan, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Pacheco and Moore, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Feeney and Hinds and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding after section X the following sections:-

SECTION X. Paragraph (8) of subsection (l) of section 6 of chapter 62, as so appearing in the 2020 official edition, is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,000,000”.

SECTION X. Paragraph (9) of subsection (p) of section 6 of chapter 62, as so appearing in the 2020 official edition, is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,000,000”.

SECTION X. Subparagraph (iii), paragraph (2) of subsection (w) of section 6 of chapter 62, as so appearing in the 2020 official edition, is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,000,000”.

SECTION X. Paragraph (5) of subsection (q) of said chapter 62, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 898 and 904, the figure “$10,000,000” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- “$30,000,000”. 

SECTION X. Subdivision (5) of section 38BB of chapter 63 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 44 and 50, the figure “$10,000,000” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- “$30,000,000”.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-213

ECO 213

Addressing the HDIP program backlog

Messrs. Lesser and Keenan, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Pacheco and Feeney and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding after section X the following section:-

“SECTION XX. Not more than $57,000,000 for accelerated tax credits for the Housing Development Incentive Program, established in section 2 of chapter 40V of the General Laws, to approved and certified housing development projects, according to subsections (1) through (4) in section 38BB of chapter 63 of the General Laws.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-214

ECO 214

Lowell Folk Festival

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following proviso:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to the Lowell Festival Foundation for the operations and planning of the Lowell Folk Festival in the city of Lowell”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$285,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-215

ECO 215

Kerouac Museum & Performing Arts Center

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following proviso:- “; provided further, that $60,000 shall be expended to the Jack Kerouac Museum and Performing Arts Center in the City of Lowell”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$295,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-216-R1

Redraft ECO 216

Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

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 not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race in the city of Lowell ”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$245,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-216

ECO 216

Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race

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 $10,000 shall be expended to the Lowell Kinetic Sculpture Race in the city of Lowell ”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$245,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-217

ECO 217

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 $80,000 shall be expended for town center improvements in the town of Tyngsborough”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$315,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-218

ECO 218

Pepperell technology improvements

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 $60,000 shall be expended to the town of Pepperell for technology improvements”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$295,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-219

ECO 219

Merrimack Repertory Theatre

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 Merrimack Repertory Theatre in the city of Lowell for operational support”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$310,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-220

ECO 220

Travel and Tourism

Messrs. Kennedy, Moore, O'Connor 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 $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 1, 2023, 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................................$10,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-221

ECO 221

From the Top

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 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 “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$335,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-222

ECO 222

Amplify Latinx

Messrs. Gomez and Eldridge and Ms. DiZoglio moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for The Latina Circle, Inc."; and in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$435,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-224

ECO 224

Coalition for an Equitable Economy

Messrs. Gomez and Lesser, Ms. Gobi and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following the words:- “provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the Coalition for an Equitable Economy”; and  by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$735,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-226

ECO 226

Leadership Pioneer Valley

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 Leadership Pioneer Valley, Inc.'s regional leadership development program,"; and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$285,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-229

ECO 229

Accessory Dwelling Unit

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

SECTION_. Section 3 of chapter 40A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the last paragraph the following 3 paragraphs: -

No zoning ordinance or by-law shall prohibit or require a special permit for the use of land or structures for an accessory dwelling unit, or the rental thereof, in a single-family residential zoning district on a lot with 5,000 square feet or more or on a lot of sufficient area to meet the requirements of title 5 of the state environmental code established by section 13 of chapter 21A, if applicable; provided, however, that the single-family dwelling or the accessory dwelling unit is occupied by at least 1 person with disabilities or 1 person who is elderly.

As used in this section, “accessory dwelling unit” shall mean a self-contained housing unit, inclusive of sleeping, cooking and sanitary facilities, incorporated within the same structure as a single-family dwelling or in a detached accessory structure and that: (i) maintains a separate entrance, either directly from the outside or through an entry hall or corridor shared with the single dwelling; (ii) shall not be sold separately from the single family dwelling; (iii) is not smaller in floor area than 450 square feet; (iv) may include up to two bedrooms; and (v) is not larger in floor area than ½ the floor area of the single family dwelling or 900 square feet, whichever is smaller; “person with disabilities” shall mean a person who has been determined to be disabled (i) in accordance with criteria established by local by-law or ordinance, if any, or (ii) by the Social Security Administration or MassHealth, notwithstanding any local by-law or ordinance; and “elderly” shall mean a person sixty-five years of age or older.

The zoning ordinance or by-law may require that the single-family dwelling or the accessory dwelling unit be owner-occupied and may limit the total number of accessory dwelling units in the municipality to a percentage not lower than 5 percent of the total non-seasonal housing units in the municipality. The use of land or structures for an accessory dwelling unit may be subject to reasonable regulations concerning dimensional setbacks and the bulk and height of structures. Not more than 1 additional parking space shall be required for an accessory dwelling unit but, if parking is required for the single family dwelling, that parking shall either be retained or replaced. An accessory dwelling unit allowed under this section is considered owner-occupied upon transfer of title of the single-family dwelling in whole or in part to a trust in which at least 1 beneficiary is a person with disabilities or a person who is elderly; provided, however, that either the single-family dwelling or the accessory dwelling unit remains occupied by that beneficiary. Nothing in this paragraph shall authorize an accessory dwelling unit to violate the building, fire, health or sanitary codes, historic or wetlands laws, or ordinances or by-laws.

SECTION _. Chapter 40B of the general laws as so appearing is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following new section:-     

              Section_. Any Accessory Dwelling Unit as is defined in Section 3 of Chapter 40 A shall constitute an addition to the required number of affordable housing units subject to Chapter 40 B. No such Accessory Dwelling unit shall constitute the need for a public hearing as is required under Section 11 of Chapter 40A.  

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-230-R1

Redraft ECO 230

Home Works

Ms. Lovely, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Brady, Keenan, Velis and O'Connor and Ms. Moran 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 youth serving organizations 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 such 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; and provided further, that the department may expend funds for the administration and implementation of the Home Works program"; and

by striking out the figure "$213,241,057" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$214,041,057".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-230

ECO 230

Home Works

Ms. Lovely, Ms. DiZoglio and Messrs. Brady, Keenan, Velis, O'Connor and Montigny 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 $800,000 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 by striking out the figure "$213,241,057" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$214,041,057".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-231

ECO 231

Essex National Heritage Future Leaders Program

Ms. Lovely, Mr. Tarr, Ms. DiZoglio and Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by inserting at the end thereof the following:-“; provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Essex National Heritage for the Future Leaders program, to employ underserved youth in Essex County;” and by striking out the figure "$24,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$24,100,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-232

ECO 232

Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation

Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Tarr and 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 by striking the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$270,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-233

ECO 233

Re-entry Workforce Development

Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Moore, Lesser and Cronin, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Gomez and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0150, by striking out the figure “$2,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,750,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-234

ECO 234

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 in said section 2, in said item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure “$155,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$230,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-234-R1

Redraft ECO 234

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 at the Community Day Center of Waltham, Inc.”; and in said section 2, in said item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure “$155,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$230,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-235

ECO 235

Maintain Expanded Housing Counseling Capacity

Messrs. Crighton, Eldridge and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by inserting after the words "local housing programs" the following:

"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 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 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, Inc. for housing stabilization services for certain households served with residential assistance payments under item 7004-9316 or emergency rental assistance under the department of housing and community development’s 2019 novel coronavirus eviction diversion initiative, who face significant barriers to sustaining housing payments;

and by striking the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$600,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-235-R1

Redraft ECO 235

Maintain Expanded Housing Counseling Capacity

Messrs. Crighton, Eldridge and Moore and Ms. Gobi 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 to the Lynn Housing Authority to provide information and referral services relating to emergency rental assistance and other services under the department of housing and community development’s COVID-19 eviction diversion initiative; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended equally as grants to the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, Inc. and to the Lynn Housing Authority, Inc. for housing stabilization services for certain households served with residential assistance payments under item 7004-9316 or emergency rental assistance under the department of housing and community development’s COVID-19 eviction diversion initiative that face significant barriers to sustaining housing payments”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure "$155,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$755,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-237

ECO 237

Eviction Protections

Messrs. DiDomenico and Eldridge, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Hinds, Ms. Lovely, Ms. Comerford and Mr. Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after Section 78 the following section:-

"Section XX. Section 2, subsection (b) of Chapter 257 of the acts of 2020, as amended by section 16 of chapter 20 of the acts of 2021 and sections 21 through 25 of chapter 42 of the acts of 2022,  is amended by inserting before the word “Notwithstanding” the following: “Notwithstanding chapters 186 or 239 or any general or special law to the contrary, no landlord or property owner may commence an eviction where the plaintiff’s complaint for possession of a residential dwelling unit is based on nonpayment of rent, or without fault of the tenant and includes a claim for use and occupancy, unless it establishes that the parties have exhausted all available opportunities, and worked in good faith, to obtain short-term emergency rental assistance (as defined at Section 2(a) of Chapter 257 of the Acts of 2020) for which the landlord and tenant are eligible and have not obtained sufficient funds through such programs to cure the arrearage through no fault of the landlord;” and is further amended in Subsection 2(b)(i) by striking the words “the tenancy is being terminated solely for non-payment of rent for a residential dwelling unit” and replacing them with “the plaintiff’s complaint for possession of a residential dwelling unit is brought for nonpayment of rent, or without fault of the tenant and includes a claim for use and occupancy.”

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-238

ECO 238

Stoughton Pickle Ball Court

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of a pickle ball court in the town of Stoughton";

and by striking out the figure "$255,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$330,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-239

ECO 239

Community Action Agencies

Mr. Moore, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Keenan, Cronin, Tarr and Fattman, Ms. Moran, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. O'Connor and Timilty 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 .......$7,500,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-240

ECO 240

Moving Ahead Program

Ms. Edwards and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0105, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the moving ahead program at the St. Francis House in the city of Boston;" and by striking out the figure “$5,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,125,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-241

ECO 241

Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program

Ms. Edwards 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 operation of the Food for Free Committee, Incorporated. in the Cambridge Weekend Backpack program"; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$310,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-242

ECO 242

Eastie Farm

Ms. Edwards 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 Eastie Farm, Inc. for the implementation of a community supported agriculture program to bring more Massachusetts-grown food to residents, stimulate the local economy and help address food insecurity exacerbated by the 2019 novel coronavirus"; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$285,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-243

ECO 243

Homes for Families

Ms. Edwards and Mr. O'Connor 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 “$213,241,057” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$213,366,057”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-244

ECO 244

EAPS Matching Grant Program

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4512-2020, by striking out the figures "$2,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$2,700,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-245

ECO 245

2022 International Sand Sculpting Festival

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

;provided that, not less than $75,000 shall be awarded to provide public safety support for the 2022 International Sand Sculpting Festival.

;and by striking the figure “$181,644” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$256,644.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-245-R1

Redraft ECO 245

2022 International Sand Sculpting Festival

Ms. Edwards 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 provide public safety support for the 2022 International Sand Sculpting Festival in the city of Revere”  and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$285,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-246-R1

Redraft ECO 246

Women Encouraging Empowerment

Ms. Edwards 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 operation of Women Encouraging Empowerment, Inc. in the city of Revere”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$285,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-246

ECO 246

Women Encouraging Empowerment

Ms. Edwards and Ms. DiZoglio moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1780-0100, by adding the following language:

“provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the operation of Women Encouraging Empowerment.” ; and by striking out the figure “$3,881,512” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,931,512”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-247

ECO 247

Maverick Landing Housing Support Station

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by inserting the following:

“; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Maverick Landing Community Services, Inc. to provide information, education, and assistance on housing rights and eviction and foreclosure issues, including completing and submitting housing assistance applications for tenants and small homeowners, through a housing support station in the East Boston community" ;and by striking out the figure “$8,811,761” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,886,761”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-248

ECO 248

Crossroads Family Shelter

Ms. Edwards and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, in the final line by inserting following: "; provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Center for Cooperative Development and Solidarity to provide training and technical assistance for immigrant-led worker cooperatives, and emotional and mental health support for cooperative members”; ;and by striking out the figure “$1,193,667” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,218,667”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-249

ECO 249

Boston Pops

Ms. Edwards and Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting after the word “Reservation”, the second time it appears, the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Boston 4 Celebrations Foundation, Inc. for the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular for the Fourth of July celebrations on the Charles river” and in said item by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $505,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-250

ECO 250

CAPIC Emergency Services

Ms. Edwards and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by inserting the following:-

"; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended annually 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 the figure “$8,811,761” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$9,061,761.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-251

ECO 251

Marlborough Public Library Foundation

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 $300,000 shall be expended for the Marlborough Public Library Foundation, Inc. to purchase equipment, including but not limited to, furniture, bookshelves, computers, printers and fixtures, for the benefit of the Marlborough Public Library"; and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$535,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-252

ECO 252

Contracted Service Providers of Homeless Individuals

Mr. Keenan, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Timilty and Collins, Ms. DiZoglio, Mr. Brady, Ms. Moran, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Lesser and Hinds, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Gomez, O'Connor, Feeney and Moore and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0102, by striking out item 7004-0102 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

“7004-0102 For the homelessness program to assist individuals who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, including assistance to organizations which provide shelter, transitional housing and services that help individuals avoid entry into shelters or successfully exit shelters; provided, that no organization providing services to the homeless shall receive less than an average per bed, per night rate of $25; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for costs associated with the homeless management information system; provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the contracts awarded to service providers; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (a) each contracted service provider; (b) the amount of the contracts; (c) a description of the services to be provided; (d) the length of said contract; and (e) the date upon which each contract was executed; provided further, that not less than $90,000,000 appropriated in this item shall be allocated to contracted service providers of homeless individuals in fiscal year 2020; and provided further, that programs currently providing shelter may renegotiate how to use said program’s shelter fund, with the agreement of the department and the host municipality, to provide alternative services proven to be effective, including housing first models, transitional housing and diversion away from shelters ………$100,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-253

ECO 253

Expanding Access to RAFT

Messrs. Keenan and Eldridge, Ms. Comerford, Mr. Moore, Ms. Jehlen, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Mr. Brady, Ms. DiZoglio, Ms. Moran, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Feeney, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Timilty, Gomez, O'Connor and Hinds and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9316, by striking out, the first time it appears, the figure “50” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “60”; and

by inserting the following words:- “provided further, that to be eligible for funds or services in 7004-9316, it is not necessary for a household to be subject to the summary process pursuant to chapter 239 or have received a shut-off notice from a utility company; provided further, the department shall authorize forward rent payments and stipends for no fewer than four months of rent to otherwise eligible applicants”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-254

ECO 254

Shelter Workforce Development Initiative

Messrs. Keenan and Timilty, Ms. Jehlen, Mr. Brady, Ms. Moran, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Lesser, Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Gomez and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7004-0108 the following item:

“xxxx-xxxx For the shelter workforce development initiative, to provide pathways to careers in fields related to housing and homelessness; provided, that funds shall be expended to address barriers to obtaining and sustaining shelter employment including, but not limited to, transportation, loan repayment, tuition or certification fee reimbursement, and child care; and provided further, that the secretary of the executive office of housing and economic development shall submit a report to the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on housing and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2023, detailing the expenditures and hiring outcomes of the program........................................... $10,000,000”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-255

ECO 255

Shrewsbury Voting Machines

Mr. Moore 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 $69,000 shall be expended to the town of Shrewsbury for the purchase of new voting machines”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$304,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-256

ECO 256

Support for the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center

Messrs. Moore 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 $7,500 shall be expended to Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center, Inc. for operation expenses, including but not limited to, moving costs”; and by striking out the figure "$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “242,500”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-256-R1

Redraft ECO 256

Support for the Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center

Messrs. Moore 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 $7,500 shall be expended to Massachusetts State Police Museum and Learning Center, Inc. for operational expenses”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$242,500”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-257-R1

Redraft ECO 257

PRIM Board Membership

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

"SECTION ___. Section 23 of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 186, the word "nine" and inserting in place thereof the following word:- ten;

and further, by inserting after the word "governor", in line 202, the following words:- and a public safety union member who shall be appointed by the governor from a list of 3 such nominees submitted by the executive board of the Massachusetts Association of Contributory Retirement Systems, Inc."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-257

ECO 257

PRIM Board Membership

Messrs. Feeney and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___ the following section: -

"SECTION ___. Section 23 of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 201 and 202, the words “representative of a public safety union who shall be appointed by the governor” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- "public safety union member who shall be appointed by the governor from a list of 3 such nominees submitted by the executive board of the Massachusetts Association of Contributory Retirement Systems, Inc".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-258

ECO 258

Resources for DHCD Reporting Requirements

Messrs. Keenan and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated to the department to assist with reporting requirements for fiscal year 2023"; and by striking out the figure "$8,811,761" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$8,911,761".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-259

ECO 259

Accessible Affordable Housing Grants

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9031, by inserting after the word “development” the following words:- “ directly or through Community Economic Development Assistance Corporation”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-260

ECO 260

Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the words:- "; provided that $50,000 shall be expended for the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee in the city of Cambridge; and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$285,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-260-R1

Redraft ECO 260

Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee

Mr. DiDomenico and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Food for Free in the city of Cambridge"; and 

in said section 2, in said item 2511-0107, by striking out the figure "$115,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$140,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-260-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 260

Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee

Mr. DiDomenico and Ms. Edwards 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 Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc. in the city of Cambridge”; and 

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$285,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-261

ECO 261

PFML Wage Replacement Options

Mr. Feeney, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Cronin and Brady, Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Pacheco, Moore, Gomez and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___ the following section:-

"SECTION ___. Section 3 of chapter 175M of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 43 and 44, the words “or (ii) a paid family, or medical leave policy of an employer” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- (ii) a paid family or medical leave policy of an employer; or (iii) any accrued sick or vacation pay or other paid leave provided under an employer policy."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-262

ECO 262

CONNECT

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the words:- "; provided that $25,000 shall be expended for CONNECT, a financial opportunity center in the city of Chelsea"; and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$260,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-263

ECO 263

Reducing and Eliminating Homelessness through Permanent Supportive Housing

Messrs. Feeney, Moore and Cronin, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Lesser, Ms. Lovely and Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0104, by striking out item 7004-0104 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

"7004-0104 For the home and healthy for good program operated by Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. to reduce the incidence of chronic and long-term homelessness in the commonwealth; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to continue a supportive housing initiative for unaccompanied homeless young adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning; provided further, that Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. shall be solely responsible for the administration of this program; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2023, the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. shall file a report with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate, the department of housing and community development and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (a) the number of people served, including available demographic information; (b) the average cost per participant; (c) whether participants have previously received services from the department; and (d) any projected cost-savings to the commonwealth associated with this program; and provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for a statewide permanent supportive housing program to serve people experiencing long-term homelessness and who have complex medical and behavioral health needs for the purpose of ending homelessness, promoting housing stability and reducing costly utilization of emergency and acute care ............................$6,390,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-264

ECO 264

Hudson Cultural Alliance

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 made available for the Hudson Cultural Alliance, Inc. for the design planning, construction, renovation, property management and maintenance work at the Hudson Armory located at the intersection of Park Street and Washington Street in the town of Hudson"; and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$285,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-265

ECO 265

Social Innovation Financing MRVPs

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0105, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that not less than $2,100,000 will be administered by the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. to sustain low-threshold sponsor-based leasing that had been previously linked to the pay-for-success projects funded through the Social Innovation Financing Trust Fund”; and by striking out the figure “$5,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$7,100,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-266

ECO 266

Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- "provided further that $250,000 shall be expended for Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. in the city of Chelsea for housing support and wraparound services"; and by striking out the figure "$155,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$405,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-267

ECO 267

Charlestown Resident Alliance

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- "; provided further that $25,000 shall be expended for the Charlestown Resident Alliance in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston for housing support and wraparound services"; and by striking out the figure "$155,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$180,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-268

ECO 268

Regional Visitor Information Center in Northern Bristol County

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $3,000,000 shall be expended to the Department of Transportation for the design, rehabilitation, construction, safety improvements, accessibility upgrades, rest room construction, landscaping, paving, installation of vehicle charging stations, and reopening of the rest area facility located on Interstate 95 in the town of Mansfield, to convert the site to a Regional Visitor Information Center by contracting with the regional tourism council, chambers of commerce, and others, thereby promoting local and regional businesses and tourist destinations”; and by striking out the figure “$181,644" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,181,644”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-269

ECO 269

Rural Microlending

Ms. Comerford, Mr. Eldridge and Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0801, by striking out the words "community development financial institutions and United States Small Business Administration microlenders" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- "community development financial institutions, United States Small Business Administration, and United States Department of Agriculture microlenders".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-269-R1

Redraft ECO 269

Rural Microlending

Ms. Comerford, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Gobi and Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0801, by striking out the words "and United States Small Business Administration" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- ", United States Small Business Administration microlenders and United States Department of Agriculture".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-270

ECO 270

Downtown Redevelopment

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 $290,000 shall be expended to the City of Fitchburg for downtown housing production;" and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$525,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-271

ECO 271

Establishing Housing First Benchmarks and Creating a Plan to Address Homelessness

Messrs. Feeney and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0104, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that resources from this line may be expended by the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. for the purpose of promotion, resource development, and technical assistance related to the wider creation of permanent supportive housing for persons with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness; provided further that the Department of Housing and Community Development shall work with the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. to create a plan projecting the permanent supportive housing need over the next five years for this specific population and creating benchmarks for housing creation necessary to meet this need; provided further, that this plan shall be created by those in the Department of Housing and Community Development overseeing homeless programs and shall be presented to the Clerks of the House and Senate no later than April 1, 2023".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-273-R1

Redraft ECO 273

Massachusetts Fair Housing Center

Mr. Eldridge 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 $150,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Fair Housing Center, Inc. to protect residents of the commonwealth from housing discrimination"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0099, by striking out the figure “$8,811,761” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,961,761”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-273

ECO 273

Massachusetts Fair Housing Center

Mr. Eldridge 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 $150,000 shall be expended for Massachusetts Fair Housing Center to protect Massachusetts’ residents from housing discrimination"; and by striking out the figure “$8,811,761” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$8,961,761”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-274-R1

Redraft ECO 274

BabySteps Savings Plan Economic Empowerment and Equity

Messrs. Feeney, O'Connor and Timilty, Ms. Rausch and Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0610-0010, by striking out the words “funds from this item may be transferred to the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund established in section 35QQ of chapter 10 of the General Laws” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

"not less than $500,000 shall be transferred to the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund established in section 35QQ of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided further, that such funds shall be expended to operate a matching grant program to leverage additional private funds to support the BabySteps Savings Plan to sustain and increase participation in the program; provided further, that such funds shall be subject to match contributions equal to $1 for every $1 contributed through the transfer; and provided further, that such funds shall be used to promote geographic, social, racial and economic equity and reduce barriers to enrollment in the program that persist in low-income communities and communities of color"; and by striking out the figure “726,700” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “1,226,700”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-274

ECO 274

BabySteps Savings Plan Economic Empowerment and Equity

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 0610-0010 the following item:-

"xxxx-xxxx For the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund established by section 35QQ of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided that funds shall be used for a matching grant program to leverage additional private funds to support the BabySteps Savings Plan to sustain and increase participation in the program; provided further, that these funds shall be subject to a 100 per cent matching requirement; and provided further, that funds shall be used to promote geographic, social, racial and economic equity and reduce barriers to enrollment which persist in low-income communities and communities of color……………………….$500,000."


SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2897

 

 

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 __ the following sections:-

SECTION XX. This Act may be known as the MassMakers Act. For purposes of this Act, the following terms shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

“H⇧RE MASS”, the entrepreneurial and business skills program established pursuant to Section __ of this Act, designed to provide skills to aspiring entrepreneurs and microbusinesses, as defined in this Act, to start up, scale up, and become the next generation’s employers.

“Mass Main Streets”, the office of Massachusetts main streets established pursuant to Section __ of this Act, for the purpose of protecting, coordinating, promoting, and revitalizing downtowns and commercial districts of the commonwealth’s cities and towns.

“MassMade business”, an enterprise which (i) has its principal place of business in the commonwealth; (ii) is in good standing with the department of revenue; (iii) is registered with Supply Mass/Buy Mass, as defined in this Act; and (iv) produces raw materials, including agricultural items, in the commonwealth, or manufactures products or goods in the commonwealth.

“MassMakers Portal”, the one-stop shop interactive web portal established pursuant to Section __ of this Act for prospective and established businesses in the commonwealth, to serve as the single, unified entry point for business information and statutory and regulatory compliance.

“Massport Model”, the bidder selection model implemented by the port authority which, in the port authority’s requests for proposals, requires bidders to incorporate diversity and inclusion plans into their bids, such plans to be considered alongside traditional criteria when evaluating bids and given a weight of 25%.

“Microbusiness”, an enterprise which has its principal place of business in the commonwealth, is independently owned and operated, and (i) if a manufacturing firm, has 25 or fewer employees, or (ii) if a service, construction or non-manufacturing firm, has 25 or fewer employees and average annual gross receipts over the 3 previous years not exceeding $3,500,000, indexed for inflation.

“Minority business”, an enterprise which has its principal place of business in the commonwealth, is independently owned and operated, and at least 51% of which is owned and dominantly controlled by adult minority principals as defined in 425 CMR 2.02(1), or any successor regulation thereto.

“Small business”, a business entity, including its affiliates, that: (i) is independently owned and operated; (ii) has a principal place of business in the commonwealth; and (iii) would be defined as a ''small business'' under applicable federal law, as established in the United States Code and promulgated from time to time by the United States Small Business Administration.

“Supply Mass/Buy Mass”, the program established pursuant to Section __ of this Act for the purpose of connecting local suppliers with local purchasers.

“Massachusetts-based business”, an enterprise that: (i) has its principal place of business in the commonwealth; (ii) is in good standing with the department of revenue; and (iii) has been in business for at least 1 year.”

SECTION XX. Section 57 of chapter 7 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following paragraphs:-

In order to fulfill the commitment embodied in the foregoing policy, it is not sufficient that the state government see that all available services and programs are put to the best use. The state government has an affirmative duty to advance diversity and equity in all of its own rules, regulations and practices. It is therefore incorporated into the policy of the commonwealth that all agencies of the commonwealth, when procuring supplies or services via requests for proposals from private businesses, include diversity and inclusion plan requirements in all such requests and consider those plans alongside traditional criteria when evaluating bids. The weight given to diversity and inclusion plans when evaluating bids shall be determined by each agency of the commonwealth in collaboration with the executive office of housing and economic development, the executive office of labor and workforce development, the executive office for administration and finance, the commission against discrimination, the supplier diversity office, the vendor advisory team formed by the gaming commission, and the port authority. Agencies may seek guidance from the Massport Model in determining the weight to be given to diversity and inclusion plans when evaluating bids.

The secretary of each executive office is hereby authorized to promulgate regulations to assure the timely and effective implementation of this section.

SECTION XX. Section 22O of chapter 7 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-

When procuring goods or services through requests for proposals, state agencies shall consider the bidder’s principal place of business in addition to other criteria when evaluating bids. The weight given to Massachusetts-based businesses when evaluating bids shall be determined by each agency of the commonwealth in collaboration with the executive office of housing and economic development, the executive office of labor and workforce development and the executive office for administration and finance.

SECTION XX. Chapter 9 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 31 the following section:-

Section 32: MassMakers Portal

Section 32. (a) There is hereby established a one-stop shop interactive web portal to be known as the MassMakers Portal for prospective and established businesses in the commonwealth. The state secretary, the executive office for administration and finance, the executive offices of education, energy and environmental affairs, health and human services, housing and economic development, labor and workforce development, public safety and security, and technology services and security, and the department of revenue shall jointly develop and implement the MassMakers Portal, which shall serve as a single, unified entry point for prospective and established businesses to obtain local business information and execute all statutory and regulatory compliance tasks required by the commonwealth in connection with the creation, continuing operation, or upscaling of business.

(b) In order to develop and implement the MassMakers Portal, the agencies identified in subsection (a) shall assemble a task force which shall consist of the state secretary, ex officio, or a designee, the secretaries of administration and finance, education, energy and environmental affairs, health and human services, housing and economic development, labor and workforce development, public safety and security, and technology services and security, ex officio, or their designees, the commissioner of revenue, ex officio, or a designee; 7 persons appointed by the attorney general, 1 of whom shall be from each of the 7 regions of the commonwealth: the western region, the central region, the northeast region, the Merrimack Valley, the metro west region, the Greater Boston region, and the southeast region; and 7 persons appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be from each of the 7 identified regions of the commonwealth. The governor, attorney general, state treasurer, and co-chairs of the task force shall have the discretion to appoint other members to the task force by majority vote. Persons appointed to the task force shall be members or representatives of the business community, including entrepreneurs, microbusiness owners, minority business owners and small business owners, and/or have demonstrated interests and experience in state agency processes, business regulations, web portal design and implementation, and/or other qualifications and experience that the appointing authorities determine are necessary to fulfilling the mission of the task force. Members shall be selected without regard to political affiliation, shall as fully as possible represent a diverse and equitable array of stakeholders, and shall serve without compensation. The state secretary, or a designee from among the members of the task force, and the secretary of housing and economic development, or a designee from among the members of the task force, shall serve as co-chairs.

(c) The task force shall perform a needs and cost assessment and may, subject to appropriation and the laws and regulations pertaining to the employment of consultants, employ such consultants as the task force deems necessary to assist in the execution of said assessment. Said assessment shall be completed and the results thereof shall be presented to the governor and the general court by March 1, 2023, to inform the budget of the next legislative annual session. The assessment shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

(1) recommendations on the location, design, functionality and scope of services of the MassMakers Portal, which at a minimum shall include:

(i) online account services through which businesses can monitor deadlines for submission of forms, documents and payments, as well as compliance status and standing with each state agency;

(ii) electronic applications for licenses and renewals thereof;

(iii) electronic payment options for fees and taxes incident to the creation, continuing operation or upscaling of business;

(iv) compliance alerts in connection with new or revised state statutes, regulations and procedures;

(v) toolkits and video tutorials on all aspects of starting a business in the commonwealth, operating a business, upscaling a business, completing forms and complying with state statutory and regulatory requirements in connection therewith;

(vi) Supply Mass/Buy Mass information, and coordination with Supply Mass/Buy Mass online services;

(vii) Mass Main Streets information, and coordination with Mass Main Streets online services;

(viii) H⇧RE MASS information, and coordination with H⇧RE MASS online services; and

(ix) technical assistance resources;

(2) an estimate of the costs of full implementation of the MassMakers Portal, including, but not limited to, those associated with technology, infrastructure, operations and maintenance, sharing and coordination of agency data, and security;

(3) recommendations for and an estimate of the costs of establishing and maintaining a help center staffed with persons trained to answer questions and assist with navigation of the MassMakers Portal;

(4) recommendations on the time-line for designing, developing and testing the MassMakers Portal, which at the latest shall have its first testing phase for the state secretary’s office to process new business registrations and associated fee payments by December 31, 2023, and shall have its second testing phase to submit tax payments with the department of revenue by December 31, 2024;

(5) recommendations as to the roles of the agencies identified in subsection (a) regarding ongoing operational management of the MassMakers Portal;

(6) a comprehensive analysis of the processes of all state agencies with respect to the creation, continued operation or upscaling of businesses located in the commonwealth, with a goal of simplifying and streamlining regulatory tasks and forms required by said agencies and strengthening the delivery of services provided by said agencies to entrepreneurs, microbusinesses, small businesses, and other businesses in the commonwealth;

(7) identification of any state statutory, regulatory or procedural changes that need to be made to effectuate the functionality of the MassMakers Portal;

(8) identification of existing entrepreneurial, microbusiness, small business, and other business assets, resources, web content and functions provided by state agencies to coordinate and incorporate such assets, resources, web content and functions into the MassMakers Portal;

(9) identification of potential impediments to functionality posed by federal law, if any, and recommendations for work-arounds or solutions to such impediments;

(10) the impact of prioritizing microbusiness applications and account services; and

(11) recommendations on potential incentives to encourage municipalities or regional planning authorities to create local portals for similar purposes or committed to similar mission outcomes as the MassMakers Portal, with the option of linking to or being incorporated into the MassMakers Portal.

(d) The task force may, subject to appropriation, appoint and may remove all such employees as may be necessary to carry out the work of designing and implementing the MassMakers Portal based on the results of the needs and cost assessment. Unless otherwise provided by law, all such appointments and removals of employees shall be made under chapter 31.

(e) The state secretary shall hold as a separate fund and may expend such sums as may be appropriated for the MassMakers Portal by the general court, and may accept gifts, donations, grants or bequests or any federal funds for any of the purposes set forth in this section, which shall be credited to the fund. All available money in the fund that is unexpended at the end of each fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure by the task force in the subsequent fiscal year.

(f) The state secretary is hereby authorized to promulgate regulations to assure the timely and effective implementation of this section.

SECTION XX. Chapter 23A of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 10A and inserting the following section:-

Section 10A: Supply Mass/Buy Mass; MassMade

Section 10A. (a) In order for the commonwealth to execute on its responsibility of facilitating expansion of the local economy, MOBD shall establish a program to be known as Supply Mass/Buy Mass for the purpose of connecting local suppliers with local purchasers, whether public or private, institutional, commercial or individual. In implementing said program, MOBD shall:

(1) establish requirements for local suppliers to register as MassMade businesses with Supply Mass/Buy Mass;

(2) design and implement a Supply Mass/Buy Mass interactive web portal through which local suppliers can register as MassMade businesses and create MassMade business profiles with industry-specific information;

(3) assemble a searchable database of MassMade businesses through the portal by industry, raw materials produced or products or goods manufactured, and other identifying characteristics, with specific search features independently tailored toward local institutional purchasers, commercial purchasers, and individual purchasers;

(4) develop toolkits and training videos available through the portal to guide MassMade businesses to better understand the needs and procurement processes of local institutional and commercial purchasers;

(5) enable local institutional and commercial purchasers to issue requests for proposals through the portal and MassMade businesses to respond to such requests through the portal;

(6) promote live networking events through the portal to connect MassMade businesses with local institutional and commercial purchasers;

(7) determine those raw materials, products or goods needed by local institutional and commercial purchasers currently purchased outside the commonwealth or from foreign countries, especially raw materials, products or goods required for the first time; inquire whether other local institutional or commercial purchasers are in need of such raw materials, products or goods; assess whether any MassMade businesses are capable of producing or manufacturing the needed raw materials, products or goods with additional capital or retooling;

(8) coordinate and connect the portal with the MassMakers Portal;

(9) identify other obstacles to conducting business in the commonwealth and advance resources through the portal to address those obstacles to the extent possible;

(10) promote public-private partnerships;

(11) develop, evaluate and recommend policies, initiatives and incentives to prevent consumer flight from local suppliers in the cities and towns of the Merrimack Valley and other border municipalities to suppliers in New Hampshire or other tax advantaged states or from other sources; and

(12) undertake any other activities necessary to implement the purposes of this section.

Dedicated effort shall be made to encourage diversity and advance equity based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, disability, and language in implementing Supply Mass/Buy Mass.

(b) MOBD may consult with and seek input from interested stakeholders and shall work with entities including MassMade businesses, regional economic development organizations, microbusiness and small business associations, chambers of commerce, the supplier diversity office, the Massachusetts marketing partnership and the office of consumer affairs and business regulations in order to collect and provide business and product information related to MassMade businesses. All Supply Mass/Buy Mass information shall be readily accessible and free to the public.

(c) MOBD shall hold as a separate fund and may expend such sums as may be appropriated for Supply Mass/Buy Mass by the general court, and may accept gifts, donations, grants or bequests or any federal funds for any of the purposes set forth in this section, which shall be credited to the fund. All available money in the fund that is unexpended at the end of each fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure by MOBD for Supply Mass/Buy Mass in the subsequent fiscal year.

(d) MOBD is hereby authorized to promulgate regulations to assure the timely and effective implementation of this section.

SECTION XX. Chapter 23A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 13 the following section:-

Section 13 ½: Mass Main Streets; executive director; function; employees; advisory commission; industrial mill buildings; gifts and grants; trust fund

Section 13 ½. (a) There shall be within MOBD an office of Massachusetts main streets to be known as Mass Main Streets, in this section referred to as MMS, which shall be under the supervision and control of an executive director. The powers and duties given to the executive director of MMS in this section and in any other general or special law shall be exercised and discharged subject to the direction, control and supervision of MOBD.

(b)(1) The executive director of MMS shall be appointed by the governor, and serve at the pleasure of the governor. The position of executive director of MMS shall be classified under section 45 of chapter 30 and the executive director of MMS shall devote full time during business hours to the duties of MMS.

(2) The executive director of MMS shall be the executive and administrative head of MMS and shall be responsible for administering and enforcing the laws relative to MMS, any administrative unit of MMS, and the policies, programs and initiatives enacted to fulfill the mission of MMS pursuant to this section. Powers and duties given to an administrative unit of MMS by a general or special law shall be exercised subject to the direction, control and supervision of the executive director of MMS.

(c) MMS shall serve as the principal agency for protecting, coordinating, promoting and revitalizing downtowns and commercial districts of the commonwealth’s cities and towns, advancing economic and community development within the context of historic preservation, and advocating public-private partnerships to ensure continuing progress and enduring success, by providing strategic, organizational, informational, marketing and technical assistance and resources to the commonwealth’s cities and towns and to public and private entities organized for similar purposes or committed to similar mission outcomes. Dedicated effort shall be made to encourage diversity and advance equity based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, disability, and language in any recommendations, policies, programs and initiatives developed to fulfill the mission of MMS pursuant to this section.

(d) The executive director of MMS may, subject to appropriation and with the approval of MOBD, appoint and may, with like approval, remove all such employees as may be necessary to carry out the work of MMS. Unless otherwise provided by law, all such appointments and removals shall be made under chapter 31. The executive director may, subject to appropriation and the laws and regulations pertaining to the employment of consultants, employ such consultants as the executive director may deem necessary.

(e)(1) MMS shall establish an advisory commission to develop budget recommendations and strategies for the development of policies, programs and initiatives to fulfill the mission of MMS pursuant to this section, including, but not limited to, the design and implementation of an MMS interactive web portal, coordination of such portal with the MassMakers Portal, and qualification of MMS for Main Street America Certification in order to be eligible for programs, tools and resources provided by Main Street America. The executive director of MMS shall convene the advisory commission quarterly. The advisory commission shall annually report its recommendations to MOBD not later than November 1. The advisory commission shall annually file its recommendations with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives not later than November 1. The membership of the commission shall annually elect a chairperson.

(2) The advisory commission shall have 32 members: 1 representative from the Massachusetts cultural council; 1 representative from the Massachusetts historical commission; 1 representative from the community economic development assistance corporation; 1 representative from Boston Main Streets Foundation; the executive director or the executor director’s designee of each of the commonwealth’s 14 regional planning agencies: Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, Boston Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, Cape Cod Commission, Central Massachusetts Regional Planning Commission, Franklin Regional Council of Governments, Martha’s Vineyard Commission, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission, Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Montachusett Regional Planning Commission, Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission, Northern Middlesex Council of Governments, Old Colony Planning Council, Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, and Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District; and 14 persons appointed by the governor, 2 of whom shall be from each of the 7 regions of the commonwealth: the western region, the central region, the northeast region, the Merrimack Valley, the metro west region, the Greater Boston region, and the southeast region. Commission members shall be persons with demonstrated interests and experience in advancing the cultural, historical and/or economic vitality of downtowns and commercial districts of the commonwealth’s cities and towns. All persons appointed to the commission shall be selected without regard to political affiliation and solely on the basis of the qualifications and experience that the appointing authorities determine are necessary to fulfilling the mission of the commission, and shall as fully as possible represent a diverse and equitable array of stakeholders. Each member appointed by the governor shall serve at the pleasure of the governor.

(3) The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for any usual and customary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. This commission shall annually, not later than November 1, make a report to the executive director and the secretary of housing and economic development, and may make such special reports as the commission or the executive director of MMS may deem desirable.

(f)(1) MMS shall establish a subcommittee of the advisory commission to develop strategies to stimulate the redevelopment, rehabilitation and revitalization of industrial mill buildings and their environs in the commonwealth. Recommendations of the subcommittee shall be incorporated into the annual report filed by the advisory commission with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives pursuant to paragraph 1 of subsection (e).

(2) The subcommittee shall serve as a research body for issues critical to the redevelopment, rehabilitation and revitalization of industrial mill buildings and their environs in the commonwealth and shall: (i) create a database and study, review and report on the status of industrial mill buildings and their environs in the commonwealth; (ii) assess market conditions relative to the economic robusticity of each active industrial mill building in its current use; (iii) identify measures to improve industrial mill building energy efficiency and prevent further structural and environmental degradation; (iv) investigate potential short-term and long-term uses or development solutions for vacant or underutilized industrial mill buildings; (v) review and advise the general court and the executive branch on the impact of existing and proposed state laws, policies and regulations on the potential redevelopment, rehabilitation or revitalization of industrial mill buildings and their environs, including, but not limited to, tax incentives and renewable energy initiatives; (vi) explore innovative permitting processes, zoning regulations and building codes to encourage the redevelopment, rehabilitation or revitalization of industrial mill buildings and their environs; (vii) advance legislative and policy solutions to effectuate the foregoing; (viii) advocate public-private partnership opportunities; and (ix) take such other actions as deemed necessary in furtherance of its purposes.

(3) The subcommittee shall consist of those members of the advisory commission representing jurisdictions containing industrial mill buildings, and 1 industrial mill building owner from each region of the 7 regions identified in paragraph (2) of subsection (e) which contains an industrial mill building appointed by the governor. Subcommittee members shall be persons with demonstrated interests and experience in the redevelopment, rehabilitation and/or revitalization of industrial mill buildings and their environs in the commonwealth. All persons appointed to the subcommittee shall be selected without regard to political affiliation and solely on the basis of the qualifications and experience that the appointing authorities determine are necessary to fulfilling the mission of the subcommittee, and shall as fully as possible represent a diverse and equitable array of stakeholders. Each member appointed by the governor shall serve at the pleasure of the governor. The members of the subcommittee shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for any usual and customary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.

(g) MMS may accept and solicit funds, including any gifts, donations, grants or bequests or any federal funds for any of the purposes set forth in this section, which shall be credited to the Mass Main Streets Trust Fund established pursuant to subsection (h).

(h)(1) There shall be a Mass Main Streets Trust Fund which shall be administered by MOBD as custodian for MMS and held by MOBD separate and apart from its other funds. There shall be credited to the fund such sums received pursuant to subsection (g) and such sums as may be appropriated for MMS by the general court.

(2) All available money in the fund that is unexpended at the end of each fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure by MMS in the subsequent fiscal year.

(3) MMS shall submit an annual report to MOBD, the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the joint committee on community development and small businesses not later than December 31 on the cost-effectiveness of the fund. The report shall be made available on the MMS website. The report shall include: (i) expenditures made by MMS from money out of the fund to promote the revitalization of downtowns and commercial districts of the commonwealth’s cities and towns and to otherwise fulfill the mission of MMS pursuant to this section; and (ii) expenditures made by MMS for administrative costs.

SECTION XX. Chapter 23A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 66 the following section:-

Section 66A: Microbusiness and minority business strategy commission; members; powers and duties; meetings; annual report

Section 66A. (a) There shall be a microbusiness and minority business strategy commission within, but not subject to the supervision or control of, the executive office of housing and economic development. The mission of the commission shall be to enhance the economic vitality of the commonwealth’s microbusinesses and minority businesses, recognizing the fundamental role that microbusinesses and minority businesses play in the economy and the contributions made by microbusinesses and minority businesses to the general welfare of the commonwealth.

(b) The commission shall consist of the following 18 members: the secretary of housing and economic development, ex officio, or a designee; the secretary of administration and finance, ex officio, or a designee; the chair of the commission against discrimination, ex officio, or a designee; the director of the supplier diversity office, ex officio, or a designee, and 14 persons appointed by the governor, 2 of whom shall be from each of the 7 regions of the commonwealth: the western region, the central region, the northeast region, the Merrimack Valley, the metro west region, the Greater Boston region, and the southeast region. Of those 14 appointees, at least 3 shall be microbusiness owners or representatives of microbusiness owners in underserved communities or communities with a high percentage of low-income households, at least 3 shall be minority business owners or representatives of minority business owners in underserved communities or communities with a high percentage of low-income households, and at least 3 shall be founders or organizers of platforms, pop-up markets, or other vendor collaboratives serving microbusinesses organized for similar purposes or committed to similar mission outcomes as, for example, CI Works, WeWork, and Top Knots CoWorking, and/or minority businesses organized for similar purposes or committed to similar mission outcomes for advancing equity based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, disability, or language as, for example, BLK+GRN, the e-commerce platform We Buy Black, and the Black-Owned Market. Commission members shall be persons with demonstrated interests and experience in advancing the interests of microbusinesses and/or minority businesses, and their owners. All persons appointed to the commission shall be selected without regard to political affiliation and solely on the basis of the qualifications and experience that the appointing authorities determine are necessary to fulfilling the mission of the commission, and shall as fully as possible represent a diverse and equitable array of stakeholders.

(c) Members of the commission may serve a maximum of 3 consecutive 3–year terms. A vacancy occurring on the commission shall be filled within 90 days by the original appointing authority. A person appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve initially only for the balance of the unexpired term. The commission shall annually elect from among its members a chair, a vice chair, and any other officers it considers necessary. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for any usual and customary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. Members shall be considered special state employees for the purposes of chapter 268A. Each member of the commission shall be a resident of the commonwealth.

(d) The commission shall serve as a research body for issues critical to the welfare and vitality of the commonwealth’s microbusinesses and minority businesses and shall: (i) study, review and report on the status of microbusinesses and minority businesses in the commonwealth; (ii) advise the general court and the executive branch of the impact of existing and proposed state laws, policies and regulations on the commonwealth’s microbusinesses and minority businesses; (iii) advance legislative and policy solutions that address the needs of the commonwealth’s microbusinesses and minority businesses; (iv) advocate to ensure that the commonwealth’s microbusinesses and minority businesses receive a fair share of state investment; (v) work with lending institutions, insurance companies, and other private businesses in the commonwealth to encourage formation of seed money and microcredit opportunities for facilitating the starting up and upscaling of microbusinesses and minority businesses in their efforts to obtain loan money and operating capital from private and public lenders; (vi) promote collaboration among the commonwealth’s microbusinesses and minority businesses to improve efficiency in delivery of services and other cost efficiencies; and (vii) develop and support access to state resources for the commonwealth’s microbusinesses and minority businesses. The executive office shall provide the commission with adequate office space and any research, analysis or other staff support that the commission reasonably requires.

(e) The commission shall meet on a quarterly basis at the discretion of the chair. Meeting locations shall rotate between the 7 regions of the commonwealth identified in subsection (b). Meetings shall be open to the public pursuant to sections 18 to 25, inclusive, of chapter 30A.

(f) The commission may accept and solicit funds, including any gifts, donations, grants or bequests or any federal funds for any of the purposes of this section. The funds shall be deposited in a separate account with the state treasurer, shall be received by the state treasurer on behalf of the commonwealth and shall be expended by the commission under the law.

(g) The commission shall annually, not later than June 2, report the results of its findings and activities of the preceding year and its recommendations to the governor and to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives who shall forward the same to the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies.

(h) Notwithstanding any general or special law, regulation, policy or procedure to the contrary, microbusinesses shall be exempt from the annual report fees imposed by the state secretary’s office, and minority businesses that qualify as microbusinesses shall be exempt from the diversity certification and third-party certification application fees imposed by the supplier diversity office. The state secretary is hereby authorized to promulgate regulations to assure the timely and effective implementation of this subsection.

SECTION XX. Chapter 23A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 68 the following section:-

Section 69: H⇧RE MASS

Section 69. (a) MOBD shall establish an entrepreneurial and business skills program to be known as H⇧RE MASS, designed to provide entrepreneurial and business skills to residents of the commonwealth who are in the process of acquiring or who possess valuable saleable trade skills, including, but not limited to, hairstylists and barbers, manicurists, aestheticians, massage therapists, electricians, plumbers, and gas fitters, but who lack the knowledge to start or expand their own businesses, in order to raise them to the level where they can start their own businesses, become microbusinesses and eventually scale up to become small businesses and the next generation’s employers. Dedicated effort shall be made to encourage diversity and advance equity based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, disability, and language in the program developed pursuant to the authority conferred in this section, and any successor policies, programs and initiatives related to said program.

(b) MOBD shall consult with and engage relevant stakeholders in the commonwealth, including, but not limited to, students, educators and administrators of vocational and technical schools, community colleges, public colleges and universities, and private colleges and universities, participants and administrators of other trade, certification and apprenticeship programs, microbusiness and small business associations and owners, minority business associations and owners, and trade and labor associations, to assist in the development and periodic review of the program and its implementation, including, but not limited to:

(1) determining the criteria and processes for participation in H⇧RE MASS, whether as a student or educator, to maximize the number and diversity of people served;

(2) identifying entrepreneurial and microbusiness development needs and existing resources and services;

(3) addressing obstacles for aspiring entrepreneurs and upscaling microbusiness owners in utilizing existing resources and services and exploring methods to simplify, streamline and strengthen the delivery of such resources and services;

(4) establishing curricula for H⇧RE MASS, with special attention paid to the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs and microbusiness owners for off-hour and accelerated programming, including variants for entrepreneurial and business skills weekend “bootcamps”, to maximize the skills gained and quality of outcomes achieved;

(5) engaging voluntary uncompensated and, subject to appropriation, compensated educators and administrators to implement H⇧RE MASS;

(6) cultivating and promoting public-private partnerships to ensure an enduring H⇧RE MASS program;

(7) generating toolkits and training videos to be made available through the MassMakers Portal; and

(8) developing budget recommendations.

MOBD shall hold its first public outreach not more than 60 days after the effective date of this act and shall, to the extent possible, ensure fair representation and input from a diverse and equitable array of stakeholders. MOBD may assemble a task force to effectuate the foregoing, whose members shall serve without compensation.

(c) MOBD shall hold as a separate fund and may expend such sums as may be appropriated for H⇧RE MASS by the general court, and may accept gifts, donations, grants or bequests or any federal funds for any of the purposes set forth in this section, which shall be credited to the fund. All available money in the fund that is unexpended at the end of each fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure by MOBD for H⇧RE MASS in the subsequent fiscal year.

(d) MOBD shall annually, on or before December 31, file a report with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies, the joint committee on community development and small businesses, the joint committee on labor and workforce development, and the joint committee on education.

(e) MOBD is hereby authorized to promulgate regulations to assure the timely and effective implementation of this section.

SECTION XX. Chapter 30A of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 5A and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 5A: Review of rules and regulations regarding economic impact on microbusinesses and small businesses

Section 5A. Existing rules and regulations shall be reviewed by each agency contemporaneously with the development of the written comprehensive economic development policy for the commonwealth and the strategic plan for implementing the policy during the first year of each new gubernatorial administration required pursuant to subsection (l) of section 16G of chapter 6A, which review shall be completed no later than June 30 of that year in order to inform said economic development policy, or 5 years from the date last reviewed, whichever occurs first, to ensure that those rules and regulations minimize economic impact on microbusinesses and small businesses in a manner consistent with the stated objectives of applicable statutes.

In reviewing a rule or regulation to minimize economic impact of the rule or regulation on microbusinesses and small businesses, the agency shall file a business impact statement which considers the following factors and any impact differentials between microbusinesses and small businesses that are not microbusinesses:

(1) the continuing need for the rule or regulation;

(2) the nature of complaints or comments received concerning the rule or regulation from the public;

(3) the complexity of the rule or regulation;

(4) the extent to which the rule or regulation overlaps, duplicates or conflicts with other federal, state and local governmental rules and regulations;

(5) the length of time since the rule or regulation has been enacted, changed, amended or modified; and

(6) the degree to which technology, economic conditions or other factors have changed in the subject areas affected by the rule or regulation.

SECTION XX. Section 6 of chapter 30B of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out subsection (b) and inserting the following subsection:-

(b) The chief procurement officer shall solicit proposals through a request for proposals. The request for proposals shall include:

(1) the time and date for receipt of proposals, the address of the office to which the proposals are to be delivered, the maximum time for proposal acceptance by the governmental body;

(2) the purchase description and all evaluation criteria that will be utilized pursuant to paragraph (e);

(3) a requirement for a diversity and inclusion plan which shall be considered alongside traditional criteria when evaluating bids; and

(4) all contractual terms and conditions applicable to the procurement provided that the contract may incorporate by reference a plan submitted by the selected offeror for providing the required supplies or services.

The request for proposals may incorporate documents by reference; provided, however, that the request for proposals specifies where prospective offerors may obtain the documents. The request for proposals shall provide for the separate submission of price, and shall indicate when and how the offerors shall submit the price. The chief procurement officer shall make copies of the request for proposals available to all persons on an equal basis.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-276

ECO 276

Salisbury Chamber of Commerce

Ms. DiZoglio and 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 $10,000 shall be expended for the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce in the town of Salisbury”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$245,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-277

ECO 277

Salvation Army Corps Community Centers

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 $500,000 shall be expended for the Salvation Army toward providing youth and social services and case management for the Salvation Army Corps Community Centers in Massachusetts”; and

by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “$735,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-278

ECO 278

Newburyport Council on Aging Construction

Ms. DiZoglio and Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 9110-9002, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Newburyport council on aging toward construction of a multi-purpose area for pickleball courts”; and by striking out the figure “$22,401,019” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$22,601,019”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-279

ECO 279

Millyard Pedestrian Bridge Replacement Design

Ms. DiZoglio and 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 city of Amesbury toward the Millyard Pedestrian Bridge replacement design”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$260,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-280

ECO 280

Amesbury Vital Records

Ms. DiZoglio and 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 $50,000 shall be expended for the city of Amesbury toward the preservation and digitization of vital records”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$285,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-281

ECO 281

Weymouth 400

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

“provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to Weymouth 400, Inc. located in the Town of Weymouth;” and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$335,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-282

ECO 282

Promotion of Worker Ownership

Mr. Cyr, Ms. Moran, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Eldridge and Feeney, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Gomez and O'Connor and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0300, by inserting the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership”; and by striking the figure "$2,041,312" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,341,312”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-284

ECO 284

Center for Advanced Manufacturing

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

"xxxx-xxxx For the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation, established in section 3 of chapter 40J of the General Laws, to support the operations and programming of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing ……….............................$1,200,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-285

ECO 285

Tourism Trust Fund

Messrs. Cyr, Eldridge and Velis, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Fattman, Cronin, Lesser, Tarr, Moore and Keenan, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Moran, Mr. Brady, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Hinds, Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Gomez, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following:- “; provided further that not less than $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 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 notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all funds transferred from this item to the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund shall be made available to regional tourism councils; provided further that funds may be used for, but not limited to, the development and deployment of regional and cooperative campaigns to attract out-of-state visitors and help rebuild the hospitality industry in the commonwealth.”; and

by striking out the figure "$181,644" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "$7,181,644".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-286-R1

Redraft ECO 286

Ayer Kiddie Junction Playground

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 $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Ayer to remediate the Kiddie Junction playground located at Pirone park”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$335,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-286

ECO 286

Ayer Kiddie Junction Playground

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 $150,000 shall be expended for the town of Ayer to remediate the Kiddie Junction Playground located at Pirone Park”; and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$385,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-287

ECO 287

Local Development Projects

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 no less than $300,000 shall be expended for heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system improvements at the Senior Center in the Town of Holden; and provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for road repairs in the town of Palmer; and provided further, that no less than $300,000 shall be expended for improvements to the department of public works office in the town of Paxton; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for municipal building repairs in the town of Ashburnham; and provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for repairs to the restrooms and plumbing at City Hall in the City of Gardner; and provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for equipment improvements for the recreation and cemetery committee in the town of East Brookfield”;  and in said section 2, in item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,250,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-288

ECO 288

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 $500,000 shall be expended to FORGE to promote manufacturing and innovation in the Commonwealth, through their offices located in Springfield and Lowell, by supporting manufacturing readiness for startups and connecting them to Massachusetts-based manufacturers to promote local supply chains, post-pandemic job growth, and future resiliency”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$735,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-289

ECO 289

Milton Animal Shelter

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of a animal shelter in the town of Milton";

and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$485,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-289-R1

Redraft ECO 289

Milton Animal Shelter

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 design and construction of an animal shelter in the town of Milton"; and in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$275,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-290

ECO 290

Life Sciences Center Investment Fund

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

“xxxx-xxxx.  For a transfer to the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center established by section 3 of chapter 23I of the General Laws……..$10,000,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-291

ECO 291

Head of the Charles Regatta

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Head of the Charles Regatta to cover costs associated with public safety";

and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$385,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-292

ECO 292

The People’s Gas Price Relief Program

Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Moore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1201-0100, by inserting the following words:- "provided further, that the department shall expend not more than $500,000,000 to implement the gas price relief program set forth in section XX"; and

by striking out the figure “$89,107,556” and inserting in place thereof the following:- $589,107,556; and

by adding the following section:-

SECTION XX. (a) Not later than July 31, 2022, the department of revenue shall issue a debit card preloaded with a value of $200 to each resident of the commonwealth who owns or leases a non-commercial fossil-fuel-powered vehicle that is registered to an address in the commonwealth and who: (i) timely filed personal state tax returns for the year 2021 reporting adjusted gross income of $125,000 or less, if filing individually, or $250,000 or less, if filing jointly; (ii) receives benefits administered, managed, or otherwise issued by the department of transitional assistance; or (iii) is a beneficiary or enrollee of MassHealth. The department shall consult with the registry of motor vehicles, the department of transitional assistance, and the executive office of health and human services, as applicable, to generate a list of eligible individuals. No individual shall be eligible to receive more than one debit card.

(b) To offset the cost of the gas price relief program described in paragraph (a), a one-time excise tax is hereby imposed on any windfall profit earned during the period of January 1 to June 30, 2022, inclusive, by a corporation or unitary group of corporations subject to taxation under chapter 63 of the General Laws that engages in the extraction, processing, refinement, sale, or transport of crude oil as a substantial portion of its business. For purposes of this section, the term “windfall profit” shall mean the Massachusetts share of a business entity’s quarterly net profits, as reported to shareholders, in excess of $1,000,000, calculated by application of the entity’s Massachusetts apportionment factor for the most recently available tax year to said quarterly net profits. The total amount of tax imposed pursuant to this section shall be the total cost to create and implement the gas price relief program described in paragraph (a), inclusive of attendant administrative costs, which administrative costs shall not exceed 10 per cent of the total value of the debit cards issued, exclusive of postage. The department of revenue shall calculate the specific tax amounts to be paid by each business entity that earned a windfall profit as defined herein; provided, however, that such tax amounts shall be proportional to the amounts of such windfall profits earned by all qualifying business entities. In no event shall the tax rate pursuant to this section exceed 9.5 per cent. Taxes owed pursuant to this paragraph shall be due in full not later than October 31, 2022.

(c) No business entity owing a tax pursuant to this section shall pass through the cost of such tax to consumers.

(d) Not later than November 30, 2022, the department of revenue shall file a report detailing the activities and collections set forth in this section with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, the senate and house committees on ways and means, and the joint committees on the environment, natural resources and agriculture; revenue; telecommunications, utilities and energy; and transportation. The department shall publish the report on its website, exclusive of any confidential or proprietary business information.

(e) The department of revenue may promulgate regulations to implement this section, including without limitation advancing the due date established in paragraph (b).


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-293

ECO 293

Housing Committee Reports

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0104, by striking out item 7004-0104 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

"7004-0104 For the home and healthy for good program operated by Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. to reduce the incidence of chronic and long-term homelessness in the commonwealth; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to continue a supportive housing initiative for unaccompanied homeless young adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning; provided further, that Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. shall be solely responsible for the administration of this program; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2023, the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. shall submit a report to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the department of housing and community development, the joint committee on housing and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the number of people served, including available demographic information; (ii) the average cost per participant; (iii) whether participants have previously received services from the department; and (iv) any projected cost-savings to the commonwealth associated with this program; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for a statewide permanent supportive housing program to serve people experiencing long-term homelessness and who have complex medical and behavioral health needs for the purpose of ending homelessness, promoting housing stability and reducing costly utilization of emergency and acute care; provided further, that the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing LLC shall be solely responsible for the administration of this program; and provided further, that not later than March 1, 2023, the Massachusetts Alliance for Supportive Housing LLC shall submit a report to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the department of housing and community development, the joint committee on housing and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (a) the number of people served, including available demographic information; (b) the average cost per participant; (c) whether participants have previously received services from the department; and (d) any projected cost-savings associated with this program for the department or in the utilization of emergency and acute care .................$3,890,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-293-R1

Redraft ECO 293

Housing Committee Reports

Mr. Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0104, by inserting after the word “development”, in lines 13 and 30, each time it appears, the following words:- “, the joint committee on housing”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-294

ECO 294

Battleship Cove

Messrs. Rush and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1410-1616, by adding the following:- “; provided, further that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Inc. for the maintenance and care of historic naval vessels,” and in said item 1410-1616 by striking the figure “$760,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,010,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-295

ECO 295

Compass

Messrs. Rush and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-3036, by adding the following: “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Compass Working Capital to support the expansion of the Family Self-Sufficiency program to eligible households in Greater Boston” ;and in said item 7004-3036 by striking the figure “$8,200,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,350,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-295-R1

Redraft ECO 295

Compass

Messrs. Rush 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 $150,000 shall be expended to Compass Working Capital, Inc. to support the expansion of the Family Self-Sufficiency program to eligible households in the greater Boston area”; and in said section 2, in said item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure “$155,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$305,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-296

ECO 296

Assabet Co-op Market

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 the Cooperative Development, Inc. to purchase equipment for the Assabet Co-op Market located in the town of Maynard"; and

by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "$285,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-296-R1

Redraft ECO 296

Assabet Co-op Market

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 Cooperative Development Institute, Inc. to purchase equipment for the Assabet Co-op Market located in the town of Maynard"; and

by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$285,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-297

ECO 297

Expanding RAFT Eligibility to ERAP Levels

Messrs. Keenan and Eldridge, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Moore, Brady and Tarr, Ms. Moran, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Velis, Ms. Lovely, Mr. Timilty, Ms. Comerford and Messrs. Gomez and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9316, by inserting the following words:- "provided further, the department shall establish a pilot program to provide COVID-19 recovery emergency rental assistance benefits to households with incomes up to 80 per cent of the area median income; provided further, benefits under said pilot program shall be available to be used flexibly beyond the standard RAFT benefit cap; provided further, payments under said pilot program shall be available to cover up to 12 months in combined rental arrearage and forward rent payments for eligible households; provided further, under said pilot, the department and administering agencies shall make direct payments available to tenants whose landlords are unresponsive or refuse payments"; and by striking the figure “$150,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "160,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-298

ECO 298

Improving Access to MRVP

Mr. Keenan, Ms. Comerford, Mr. Moore, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Eldridge and Brady, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Moran, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Hinds, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Gomez, O'Connor, Timilty and Pacheco and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9024, by striking out item 7004-9024 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

"7004-9024 For a program of rental assistance for low-income families and elderly persons through mobile and project-based vouchers; provided, that such assistance shall only be paid under the Massachusetts rental voucher program; provided further, that the income of eligible households shall not exceed 80 per cent of the area median income; provided further, that the department of housing and community development may require that not less than 75 per cent of newly issued vouchers be targeted to households whose income at initial occupancy does not exceed 30 per cent of the area median income, including the amount allowed for tenant paid utilities, as determined by the department; provided further, that the department may award mobile vouchers to eligible households currently occupying project-based units that shall expire due to the non-renewal of project-based rental assistance contracts; provided further, that department, as a condition of continued eligibility for vouchers and voucher payments, may require disclosure of social security numbers by participants and members of a participant’s household in the Massachusetts rental voucher program for use in verification of income with other agencies, departments and executive offices; provided further, that if a participant or member of a participant’s household fails to provide a social security number for use in verifying the household’s income and eligibility, then that household shall no longer be eligible for a voucher or to receive benefits from the voucher program; provided further, that until the implementation of a payment standard by the department, each household shall pay not less than 30 per cent of its monthly adjusted income but not more than 40 per cent of its monthly adjusted income for rent and utilities at initial occupancy; provided further, that until the implementation of such payment standard, the monthly dollar amount of each voucher shall be the department-approved monthly rent of the unit less the monthly amount paid for rent by the household; provided further, that any household that is proven to have caused intentional damage to its rental unit in an amount exceeding 2 months of rent during any 1-year period shall be terminated from the program; provided further, that if the use of a mobile voucher is or has been discontinued, then the mobile voucher shall be reassigned; provided further, that the department shall pay regional administering agencies not less than $50 per voucher per month for the costs of administering the program; provided further, that subsidies shall not be reduced due to the cost of inspections; provided further, that beginning on January 1, 2023, for newly issued vouchers and at the time of income recertification, relocation and otherwise required interim recalculation for households with existing vouchers, the department shall provide assistance using a payment standard that shall not exceed 110 per cent of the area-wide fair market rental established by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the same size of dwelling unit in the same region and shall be not less than 100 per cent of that area-wide fair market rental except that a reduction by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development in such fair market rental shall not reduce the payment standard applied to a household continuing to reside in a unit for which the household was receiving assistance at the time the fair market rental was reduced; provided further, that if the rent for the household does not exceed the applicable payment standard, the monthly assistance payment for the household for both project based and tenant-based assistance shall be equal to the amount by which the rent exceeds 30 per cent of the monthly adjusted income for the household except that the household payment in any project based unit that is subsidized under another federal or state subsidy or public housing program shall be subject to applicable limits on tenant paid rent under such federal or state program; provided further that, in circumstances as determined by the department, the payment standard may exceed 110 percent of the fair market rent; provided further that such circumstances may include, but not be limited to, the need for a higher payment standard to assist households to find housing outside areas of high poverty, to assist households who have trouble finding housing for lease, and to assist households when needed as a reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities; provided further, that the requested rent level for mobile vouchers shall be determined reasonable by the administering agency; provided further, that for a household receiving tenant-based assistance under this section, if the rent exceeds the applicable payment standard, the monthly assistance payment for the household shall be equal to the amount by which the applicable payment standard exceeds 30 per cent of the monthly adjusted income of the household; provided further, that the total amount that the household may be required to pay for rent and utilities  may not exceed 40 per cent of the monthly adjusted income of the household at the time a household initially receives tenant-based assistance with respect to any dwelling; provided further, that households receiving tenant-based assistance under this section may pay more than 40 per cent of the monthly adjusted income of the household, at their option, provided that this amount may not exceed 40 per cent of the monthly adjusted income of the household in the first year of occupancy; provided further, that the department shall establish the amounts of the mobile and project based vouchers so that the appropriation in this item shall not be exceeded by payments for rental assistance and administration; provided further, that the department shall not enter into commitments that shall cause it to exceed the appropriation set forth in this item; provided further, that the department may impose certain obligations for each participant in the Massachusetts rental voucher program through a 12-month contract which shall be executed by the participant and the department; provided further, that such obligations shall include, but shall not be limited to, job training, counseling, household budgeting and education, as defined under regulations promulgated by the department and to the extent said programs are available; provided further, that each participant shall be required to undertake and meet these contractually established obligations as a condition for continued eligibility in said program; provided further, that for continued eligibility, each participant shall execute such 12-month contract not later than September 1, 2022 if said participant’s annual eligibility recertification date occurs between June 30, 2022 and September 1, 2022 and otherwise not later than the annual eligibility recertification date; provided further, that any participant who is over 60 years of age or who is disabled may be exempt from any obligations unsuitable under particular circumstances; provided further, that participating local housing authorities may take all steps necessary to enable them to transfer mobile voucher program participants from the Massachusetts rental voucher program into another housing subsidy program; provided further, that the department's approved monthly rent limits for mobile vouchers issued or leased on or after July 1, 2022 shall not be less than 100 per cent or exceed to 110 per cent of the area or small area fair market rent based on unit size as established annually by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; provided further, that the requested rent level for mobile vouchers shall be determined reasonable by the administering agency; provided further, that for mobile vouchers currently leased, the new rent limit shall not begin until the anniversary date of the lease; provided further, that not later than December 1, 2022 the department of housing and community development shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on housing on the utilization of rental vouchers during the last 3 fiscal years under this item and item 7004-9030; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the: (i) number and average value of rental vouchers currently distributed in the commonwealth in each county and in each municipality; (ii) average number of days that it takes for a household to utilize a voucher after receiving it from the administering agency; (iii) number of households that reach the date by which they must lease up their voucher without having found an available unit; (iv) number of households that apply for an extension by the deadline to lease up their voucher and the number of extensions granted; (v) actions taken by the department to reduce the wait time for households to lease up their voucher; (vi) number of distributed vouchers available to be utilized; (vii) number and type of new vouchers issued after July 1, 2022; (viii) number of families on a waitlist for an available rental voucher; (ix) average number of days that it takes for project based vouchers awarded by the department to be utilized after the award is made; and (x) obstacles faced by the department in its efforts to provide the information detailed in the preceding provisos, if applicable; provided further, that the report shall comply with state and federal privacy standards; and provided further, that the department may expend funds from this item for costs related to the completion of the voucher management system, prior appropriation continued.............................................................................................$154,300,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-298-R1

Redraft ECO 298

Improving Access to MRVP

Mr. Keenan, Ms. Comerford, Mr. Moore, Ms. Jehlen, Messrs. Eldridge and Brady, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Moran, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Hinds, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Gomez, O'Connor, Timilty and Pacheco and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9024, by inserting after the words “rent exceeds 30 per cent of the monthly adjusted income for the household” the following words:- “, including the amount allowed for utilities paid by the tenant, as determined by the department,”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-300-R1

Redraft ECO 300

Second Essex Economic Development Projects

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 $100,000 shall be expended by the city of Beverly for greenhouse gas reduction projects; provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the George Washington arch on Salem common in the city of Salem; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended by the city of Salem for improvements to the Salem Common as outlined by Friends of the Salem Common, Inc. in the Halverson Report; provided further that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the master plan for Centennial park in the city of Peabody; provided further that not less than $75,000 shall be expended by the city of Peabody for the development of a bikeway and pedestrian master plan"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$575,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-300

ECO 300

Second Essex Economic Development Projects

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following:- "; provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended by the city of Beverly for greenhouse gas reduction projects; provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the Washington Arch on Salem Common in the city of Salem; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended by the City of Salem for improvements to the Salem Common; provided further that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the master plan for Centennial Park in the city of Peabody; provided further that not less than $75,000 shall be expended by the City of Peabody for the development of a bikeway and pedestrian master plan"; and by striking the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$575,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-302

ECO 302

Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts

Ms. Rausch, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Moore, Ms. DiZoglio and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by inserting the following:- "provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Women’s Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts, Inc.; and by striking out the figure “$181,644” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$481,644".

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-302-R1

Redraft ECO 302

Women's Suffrage Celebration Coalition of Massachusetts

Ms. Rausch, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Moore, Ms. DiZoglio, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Timilty and Cyr, Ms. Creem, Ms. Chandler and Ms. Edwards 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

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116 by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$535,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-303

ECO 303

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 at W.A.T.C.H., INC.”; and in said section 2, in said item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure “$155,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$230,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-304

ECO 304

Community Action Agency of Somerville, Inc

Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by inserting the following:-

"; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Community Action Agency of Somerville, Inc. for tenant rights education and advocacy"; and by striking out the figure “$155,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$230,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-305

ECO 305

Teen Empowerment

Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4590-1507, by inserting the following:- "and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the "Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc.”; and in said item by striking out the figure ”$6,135,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$6,210,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-305-R1

Redraft ECO 305

Teen Empowerment

Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4590-1507, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc.”; and in said section 2, in said item 4590-1507, by striking out the figure ““$6,135,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,210,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-306

ECO 306

Inclement Weather Emergency Transportation and Shelter for Attleboro Area Homeless Individuals

Mr. Feeney and Ms. Rausch 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 $25,000 shall be expended for Attleboro Interfaith Collaborative for the purpose of providing emergency transportation and shelter to chronically homeless individuals in cases of extreme inclement weather"; and by striking out the figure “$155,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$180,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-307

ECO 307

Wellesley EV Charging Stations

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 not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Wellesley to assist with electric vehicle charging station projects and the establishment of related town policies"; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$335,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-308

ECO 308

Farm Fuel Tax Rebate Program

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

" SECTION XXXX. Notwithstanding any general or special laws to the contrary, farms, as defined under MGL Chapter 128 Section 1A, shall be eligible for a rebate of fuel taxes paid for the operation of farm equipment. Farm equipment means all machines and tools that are used in the production, harvesting, and care of agricultural or horticultural products and processes, and includes trailers that are used to transport agricultural produce or agricultural production materials between a local place of storage or supply and the farm and to the end markets, agricultural tractors, Trucks, ATVs, threshing machinery, hay-baling machinery, corn shellers, hammermills, and machinery used in the production of horticultural, agricultural, and vegetable products. The Commissioner shall publish a list of equipment eligible for a fuel tax rebate and shall prescribe the process by which a farm as defined herein shall file for a rebate. No rebate shall be processed until the farm owner or operator shall furnish evidence, on such forms as shall be prescribed by the commissioner, that any tax due under the provisions of this chapter 64 has been paid. The farm owner or operator will be required to keep and submit receipts as proof that said taxes were paid. In no case shall the reimbursement to farms under this section take longer than three months. No interest will be paid on rebates. The Commissioner shall report on the impact of this rebate program including the revenue cost, the economic impact on Massachusetts farms and mechanics of a rebate program. The report shall be sent to the Committees on Ways and Means, the Joint Committee on Revenue and the Joint Committee on the environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture. The report shall be sent no later than March 1, 2023. This rebate program shall be in effect from July1, 2022-December 31, 2022.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-309

ECO 309

Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety 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 $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Brookline to improve bicycle and pedestrian safety through pedestrian crossings, bike bollards and traffic calming supplies"; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$285,000”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-310

ECO 310

Residential Composting 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 $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Brookline for starter kits to incentivize residential composting"; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$265,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-311

ECO 311

Newton In Motion

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 $75,000 shall be expended to the city of Newton for the operation of the Newton in Motion rideshare program"; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$310,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-311-R1

Redraft ECO 311

Newton In Motion

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 $75,000 shall be expended to the city of Newton for the operation of the Newton in Motion rideshare program"; and

by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$310,000”; and

in said section 2, in item 1595-6368, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that notwithstanding any rule or regulation to the contrary, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall, as part of the Newton carriageway and Commonwealth avenue, state highway route 30, reconstruction project, make accessibility and other upgrades to the Ash street intersection at Commonwealth avenue and maintain the existing Ash street traffic signal”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-312-R1

Redraft ECO 312

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 $25,000 shall be expended to Welcome Home, Inc. in the city of Newton"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure "$155,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$180,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-312

ECO 312

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 $25,000 shall be expended to Welcome Home in the city of Newton"; and by striking the figure "$155,000" and inserting thereof the following figure:- "$180,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-314

ECO 314

Local Restaurant Grants to Combat Food Insecurity

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 $150,000 shall be expended to the Charles River 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 $65,000 of those funds shall be allocated for grants to independent restaurants in the city of Newton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 of those funds shall be allocated for grants to independent restaurants in the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $35,000 of those funds shall be allocated for grants to independent restaurants in the town of Wellesley;" and by striking the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$385,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-314-R1

Redraft ECO 314

Local Restaurant Grants to Combat Food Insecurity

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 $150,000 shall be expended to the Charles River Regional Chamber, 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 $65,000 of such funds shall be allocated for grants to independent restaurants in the city of Newton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 of such funds shall be allocated for grants to independent restaurants in the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $35,000 of those funds shall be allocated for grants to independent restaurants in the town of Wellesley;" and

by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$385,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-315

ECO 315

New American Association of Massachusetts

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words: “;provided further, that no less than $90,000 shall be expended for the New American Association of Massachusetts”; and by striking out the figure “$181,644” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$271,644”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-316

ECO 316

Historic Walpole Town Hall

Messrs. Feeney and Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the Historic Old Walpole Town Hall for future economic opportunities and business growth"; and by striking out the figure “$181,644” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$381,644".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-317

ECO 317

Cambridge HEART

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting the following:- ";provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to Cambridge HEART. for the implementation of their program to address the root causes of harm, violence, and injustice in the City of Cambridge; "$10,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-317-R1

Redraft ECO 317

Cambridge HEART

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to Cambridge HEART for the implementation of a program to address the root causes of harm, violence and injustice in the city of Cambridge”; and

in said section 2, in said item 8000-0313, by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$120,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-318

ECO 318

JALSA's Confronting Housing Discrimination Curriculum

Ms. Creem and Mr. 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 $100,000 shall be expended to the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action for outreach related to and the operation of its non-religious confronting housing discrimination curriculum"; and by striking out the figure "155,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "255,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-319

ECO 319

Renovations for Rowley Senior Center

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 9110-9002, in line number 9 after the words "ways and means" "; provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Town of Rowley for renovations, accessibility improvements, updates, and repairs to the Rowley Senior Center"; and in said item by striking "$22,401,019" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$22,426,019"  


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-319-R1

Redraft ECO 319

Renovations for Rowley Senior Center

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 9110-9002, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Rowley for renovations, accessibility improvements, updates and repairs to the Rowley senior center"; and

by striking out the figure "$22,401,019" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$22,426,019".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-320

ECO 320

LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Hinds, Ms. DiZoglio and Mr. Cyr 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 $500,000 be provided to the Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce"; and in said item by striking the figure "2,868,335" and inserting in its place the figure:- "3,625,201".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-320-R1

Redraft ECO 320

LGBT Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Hinds, Ms. DiZoglio and Mr. 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 $250,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts LGBT Chamber of Commerce"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$485,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-321

ECO 321

Student Assistance Program

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 text:- "provided that no less than $20,000 be provided to the Mary Lyon Foundation for the operation and expansion of the Student Assistance Program" and by striking out the figure "$25,000,000" and inserting in its place the figure:- "25,020,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-321-R1

Redraft ECO 321

Student Assistance Program

Mr. Hinds 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 $25,000 shall be expended to the Mary Lyon Foundation, Inc. for the operation and expansion of the Student Assistance Program"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7010-1192, by striking out the figure "$445,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$470,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-322-R1

Redraft ECO 322

Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 3000-1000, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc."; and

in said section 2, in said item 3000-1000, by striking out the figure "$6,591,537" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$6,616,537".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-322

ECO 322

Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc

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 not less than $25,000 be provided to Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc.", and by striking out the figure "$25,000,000" and inserting in its place the figure:- "25,025,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-323

ECO 323

Double Edge Theatre

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 $50,000 shall be provided to the Double Edge Theatre to support programming and for the celebration of the organization's 40th anniversary"; and in said item by striking the figure:- "235,000" and inserting in its place:- "285,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-324

ECO 324

Berkshire Regional Planning Commission

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 $75,000 shall be provided to the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission for the creation of a nonprofit clearing house"; and in said item by striking out the figure:- "$235,000" and inserting in its place thereof: "$310,000 ".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-325

ECO 325

Highlands Footpath

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting at the end the following text:- "provided that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for trail linkages and trail projects, including design and construction of infrastructure, for the development of the Highlands footpath between the towns of Lee and Goshen," and, in said item, by striking out the figures "$255,000" and inserting in its place thereof the figures "$330,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-325-R1

Redraft ECO 325

Highlands Footpath

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for trail linkages and trail projects, including design and construction of infrastructure, for the development of the Highlands footpath between the towns of Lee and Goshen"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure "$255,000" and inserting in its place thereof the following figure: "$305,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-326

ECO 326

United Way of Pioneer Valley

Mr. Hinds, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford and Mr. Gomez 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 $25,000 shall be provided to the United Way of Pioneer Valley for the purposes of housing stability and homelessness prevention" and by striking out the figure "$155,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$180,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-327

ECO 327

Berkshire Black Economic Council PAC

Mr. Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 3, by inserting after section XXX the following new section:-

"SECTION XXX. Item 7008-1116 of Section 2E of chapter 24 of the acts of 2021 is hereby amended by inserting after the words 'Berkshire Black Economic Council'; the following text:- 'with such funds remaining available until June 30, 2024'."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-328

ECO 328

Preventing Price Gouging during an Emergency

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

Section _. Chapter 93A as appearing in the 2018 official edition is hereby amended by inserting after SECTION 11 at the end thereof the following new section 12:-

SECTION 12. For the purposes of paragraphs (1) and (2) and (3), the following words shall, unless the context otherwise requires, have the following meaning:

“Market emergency”, any abnormal disruption of any market for petroleum products, including but not limited to any actual or threatened shortage in the supply of petroleum products or any actual or threatened increase in the price of petroleum products, resulting from severe weather, convulsion of nature, failure or shortage of electric power or other source of energy, strike, civil disorder, act of war, national or local emergency or other extraordinary adverse circumstances.

“Petroleum product”, includes, but is not limited to, motor fuels as defined in section 295A and fuel oil used for heating or cooking purposes as described in section 303F of chapter 94.

“Petroleum-related business”, any producer, supplier, wholesaler, distributor, or retail seller of any petroleum product.

(1) It shall be an unfair or deceptive act or practice, during any market emergency, or any declared statewide emergency, for any petroleum-related business to sell or offer to sell any petroleum product for an amount that represents an unconscionably high price.

(2) A price is unconscionably high for the purposes of paragraph (1) of this section if:

(a) the amount charged represents a gross disparity between the price of the petroleum product and

1. the price at which the same product was sold or offered for sale by the petroleum-related business in the usual course of business immediately prior to the onset of the market or statewide emergency, or

2. the price at which the same or similar petroleum product is readily obtainable by other buyers in the trade area; and

(b) the disparity is not substantially attributable to increased prices charged by the petroleum-related business suppliers or increased costs, including actual or anticipated replacement costs, due to an abnormal market disruption.

(3).  A price is not unconscionably high for the purposes of paragraph (1) of this section if:

(a) the disparity in price as set forth in paragraph (2) of this section is substantially attributable to increased prices charged by the petroleum-related business’s suppliers or increased costs, including actual or anticipated replacement costs, due to an abnormal market disruption; or

(b) it is generally consistent with price fluctuations in applicable commodity, regional, national, or international markets, or typical seasonal price fluctuations; or

(c) it is a contract price, or the result of a price formula, established prior to the onset of the market or statewide emergency, or

(d) it is a price, or the result of a price formula, approved by a state or federal governmental entity prior to the onset of or after the market or statewide emergency.

(4). It shall be an unfair or deceptive act or practice, during any declared statewide or national emergency, for any business at any point in the chain of distribution or manufacture to sell or offer to sell to any consumer or to any other business any goods or services necessary for the health, safety, or welfare of the public for an amount that represents an unconscionably high price.

(5). A price is unconscionably high for the purposes of paragraph 4 of this section provided the following:

(a) there is gross disparity between the price charged or offered; and

1. the price at which the same good or service was sold or offered for sale by the business in the usual course of business immediately prior to the onset of the declared statewide or national emergency; or

2. the price at which the same or similar product is readily obtainable from other businesses; and

(b) the disparity is not substantially attributable to increased prices charged by the business’s suppliers or increased costs due to an abnormal market disruption

(6). Paragraphs (4) and (5) above shall not apply to any petroleum-related business subject to paragraph (1), (2), and (3) of this section.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-329

ECO 329

Property Tax Liability reduction for Volunteer Services

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

SECTION _. Section 5K of chapter 59 of the General laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition is hereby amended by striking out in line 14 the figure "$1,500" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:— "$2,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-330-R1

Redraft ECO 330

Army-Navy Game

Messrs. Velis, Rush and Gomez, Ms. Edwards and Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following:- "; provided further, that no less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Commonwealth's bid to host the 2023 Army-Navy Football Game between the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-330

ECO 330

Army-Navy Game

Messrs. Velis, Rush and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following provision:- "; provided further, that no less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Commonwealth's bid to host the 2023 Army-Navy Football Game between the United States Military Academy and the United States Naval Academy "


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-331-R1

Redraft ECO 331

Study on No-Fault Evictions

Ms. Jehlen, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Eldridge and Keenan, Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Timilty and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 72 the following section:-

“SECTION 72A. For the purposes of this section, a “no-fault eviction” shall mean a summary process action that results in the termination of a tenancy at will without fault of the tenant pursuant to section 13 of chapter 186 of the General Laws.

The department of housing and community development shall conduct a study on the execution of no-fault evictions from January 1, 2019 to July 31, 2022, inclusive. The study shall include, but not be limited to: (i) a count of families and individuals who were evicted through a no-fault eviction; (ii) an inventory of the rental prices of units before and after the execution of a no-fault eviction; (iii) an analysis of families and individuals who were removed from their rental unit pursuant to a no-fault eviction and who received rental assistance through the rental assistance for families in transition program, the emergency rental assistance program or any other rental assistance program, including any correlation between the receipt of rental assistance and the no-fault evictions; (iv) an examination of no-fault evictions that were executed after the foreclosure of a rental property by a third-party or bank and, to the extent feasible, the rental prices prior to and after the foreclosure; (v) to the extent feasible, a demographic breakdown of those evicted through no-fault evictions including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and sexual orientation; and (vi) a geographic breakdown of where no-fault evictions were executed.

The department of housing and community development shall work in collaboration with relevant interest and advocacy groups to complete the study, which may include, but shall not be limited to the Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Inc., Homes for All Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Inc., Lynn United for Change, City Life/Vida Urbana, Springfield No One Leaves, La Colaborativa and the Citizens Housing and Planning Association, Inc. Not later than January 1, 2023, the department shall submit a report of its findings to the chairs of the joint committee on housing and post the report on the department’s website. All personally identifiable information shall be redacted from the report”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-331

ECO 331

Study on No-Fault Evictions

Ms. Jehlen, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Eldridge and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting the following new section:-

“SECTION XX. The department of housing and community development shall conduct a study on the effects of evictions since January 1, 2019 on the housing market and rent prices where the eviction is not based on the fault of the tenant. The study shall analyze these said no-fault evictions to determine whether there was a change in the rent for the units before and after said eviction. The study shall also determine if those evicted through said no-fault evictions had received rental assistance through the Rental Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) program as well as any other rental assistance available during the study’s timeframe. The study shall also analyze said no-fault evictions that occur once a landlord is foreclosed upon and the tenants are evicted by a third-party buyer of the property. The study shall also collect and analyze the demographic information of those evicted through said no-fault evictions and its potential effects on these evictions, including, but not limited to, their race, age, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The study shall be designed and conducted in collaboration with relevant interest and advocacy groups, including, but not limited to, Massachusetts Law Reform Institute, Homes for All Massachusetts, Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless, Lynn United for Change, City Life Viva Urbana, Springfield No One Leaves, La Collaborative, and Citizens Housing And Planning Association. A report containing the results of the study shall be made public and readily available online through the department’s website no later than January 1, 2023.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-332

ECO 332

Local Opt-In for permanent outdoor dining

Messrs. Tarr and Moore, Ms. Gobi and Messrs. Fattman, O'Connor, Timilty and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ 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: FY2023-S4-333

ECO 333

Tax Deduction for remote learning

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

SECTION X. For purposes of this section the following shall be defined as

"Eligible Educator"-Kindergarten through grade 12 teacher, instructor, counselor, principal or aide who worked in a school for at least 900 hours during a school year.

"Qualified Expenses"-Necessary expenses paid for professional development courses taken related to the curriculum, books, supplies, equipment (including but not limited to computer and related equipment, software, services, and online educational resources), and for personal protective equipment, disinfectant, and other supplies used for the prevention of the spread of the 2019 novel coronavirus.

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary an educator licensed and working in the commonwealth in a elementary or secondary school shall be allowed to deduct up to $500 of qualified expenses if filing individually or $1,000 if filling jointly with a spouse who is a qualified educator, provided that neither qualified educator can deduct more than $500 of their qualified expenses.

SECTION XX. SECTION X shall expire on January 1, 2027.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-334

ECO 334

Pathway to Possible

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 $50,000 shall be expended to Pathway to Possible in the city of Newton"; and by striking out the figure "$155,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$205,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-334-R1

Redraft ECO 334

Pathway to Possible

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 $50,000 shall be expended to Pathway to Possible, Inc in the city of Newton”; and

by striking out the figure “$155,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$205,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-335

ECO 335

Foxboro Senior Housing Units

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 $100,000 shall be expended for the continued planning of 200 senior housing units at the intersection of Route 140 and Walnut Street in the Town of Foxboro”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$335,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-336

ECO 336

Tax Deduction for charitable donations of food by farmers

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

SECTION X. Section 3 of Chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after subparagraph (13), the following subparagraph:

(13A) In the case where the taxpayer is engaged in the trade or business of farming in the commonwealth, as defined in section 1A of chapter 128, and makes a charitable contribution of food from such farm trade or business, a charitable contribution deduction shall be allowed to the taxpayer under subparagraph (13); notwithstanding, the deductibility limitation based on the prior year’s tax rate on Part B taxable income under said subparagraph. Subject to the provisions of this subparagraph, the requirements, conditions and limitations, for charitable deductions for contributions of food inventory under section 170(e) of the Code, as amended, shall apply to determine the amount of the allowed deduction.

For the limited purpose of determining the amount of the allowable deduction for any charitable contribution of food, the taxpayer may elect an alternate cost basis for such contributed food, equal to 25 per cent of the food’s fair market value, regardless of whether the taxpayer is required to account for inventories or capitalize indirect costs under the Code.

A food contribution shall not qualify for an allowable deduction under this subparagraph, unless in addition to such other requirements: (i) the contributed food complies with the applicable quality and labelling standards of “apparently wholesome food” as defined under 42 U.S.C. 1791(b)(2), of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, in effect when this subparagraph was enacted; and, (ii) the donee that accepts the contributed food from the taxpayer, is a charitable organization located in the commonwealth that is exempt from federal taxes under section 501(3)(c) of the Code, other than a private foundation, and that regularly receives and distributes contributed food of any type, for the care of individuals who are ill, needy, or infants in Massachusetts.

SECTION XX. Chapter 63 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 38FF, the following section:

Section 38GG.    In determining the net income subject to tax under this chapter a corporation for profit engaged in the trade or business of farming in the commonwealth, as defined in section 1A of chapter 128, shall be allowed a deduction for charitable contributions of food by the corporation to a charitable organization. The term “charitable organization” for the purposes of this section, shall mean an organization exempt from federal taxes under section 501(3)(c) of the Code, excluding private foundations, that is located in the commonwealth and regularly receives and distributes contributed food in any form, for the care of individuals who are ill, needy, or infants in Massachusetts.

Subject to the provisions of this section, the requirements, conditions and limitations, applicable to charitable deductions for contributions of food inventory under section 170 of the Code, shall apply to determine the amount of the allowed deduction.

For the limited purpose of determining the amount of the allowable deduction for any charitable contribution of food, the corporation may elect an alternate cost basis for such contributed food, equal to 25 per cent of the food’s fair market value, regardless of whether the corporation is required to account for inventories or capitalize indirect costs under the Code.

A food contribution shall not qualify for an allowable deduction under this section, unless, in addition to such other requirements, the contributed food complies with the applicable quality and labelling standards of “apparently wholesome food” as defined under 42 U.S.C. 1791(b)(2), of the Bill Emerson Good Samaritan Food Donation Act, in effect when this section was enacted.

The allowed deduction under this section shall be in addition to other deductions allowable for corporations for profit under this chapter.

SECTION XXX.  Sections X and XX shall be effective for tax years beginning on or after, January 1, 2022.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-337

ECO 337

Increasing the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

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

SECTION_. Section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 official edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (h) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-

(h)(1)  A taxpayer shall be allowed a credit against the taxes imposed by this chapter if that person qualified for and claimed the earned income credit allowed under section 32 of the Code, as amended and in effect for the taxable year.  With respect to a person who is a nonresident for part of the taxable year, the credit shall be limited to 50 per cent of the federal credit multiplied by a fraction, the numerator of which shall be the number of days in the taxable year the person resided in the commonwealth and the denominator of which shall be the number of days in the taxable year.  A person who is a nonresident for the entire taxable year shall not be allowed the credit.  The credit allowed by this subsection shall equal 50 per cent of the federal credit received by the taxpayer for the taxable year.  If other credits allowed under this section are utilized by the taxpayer for the taxable year, the credit afforded by this subsection shall be applied last.  If the amount of the credit allowed under this subsection exceeds the taxpayer's liability, the commissioner shall treat the excess as an overpayment and shall pay the taxpayer the amount of the excess without interest. No credit shall be allowed under this subsection for any taxable year within (1) the period of 10 taxable years after the most recent taxable year for which there was a final determination by the commissioner that the taxpayer’s claim of the credit under this subsection was based on information that the taxpayer knew or had reason to know was false, fraudulent or deliberately misleading as to a material matter, or (2) the period of 2 taxable years after the most recent taxable year for which there was a final determination by the commissioner that the taxpayer’s claim of credit under this subsection was due to careless, reckless or intentional disregard by the taxpayer of the tax laws of the commonwealth or of public written statements issued by the commissioner.

(2)  For the purposes of this subsection, a married taxpayer shall satisfy the joint filing requirement under section 32 of the Code if the taxpayer files an income tax return using a filing status of married filing separately and the taxpayer: (i) is living apart from the taxpayer’s spouse at the time the taxpayer files the tax return; (ii) is unable to file a joint return because the taxpayer is a victim of domestic abuse; and (iii) indicates on the taxpayer’s income tax return that the taxpayer meets the criteria of clauses (i) and (ii).

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-338

ECO 338

Union Street Stone Wall Preservation in Mansfield

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 $90,000 shall be expended for costs associated with the preservation and rebuilding of the Union Street stone wall around the original town cemetery in the Town of Mansfield”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$325,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-339

ECO 339

The Brazilian Worker Center

Ms. Edwards and Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting the following:-

";provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Brazilian Worker Center in the City of Boston, for the implementation and operations their programs; "$50,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-339-R1

Redraft ECO 339

The Brazilian Worker Center

Ms. Edwards and 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 to the Brazilian Worker Center, Inc. in the city of Boston for the implementation and operation of their programs”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$285,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-340

ECO 340

Waters Farm ADA Compliance

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Sutton for ADA compliance for Nathan’s Barn at Waters Farm”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$355,000”.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-340-R1

Redraft ECO 340

Waters Farm ADA Compliance

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 $250,000 shall be expended to the town of Sutton for facilitating compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act at Nathan’s Barn at Waters Farm”; and

by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$505,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-341-R1

Redraft ECO 341

Whittier Farms

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 $200,000 shall be expended to the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, Inc. for an agricultural education program, known as the sustainability for tomorrow program, operated in conjunction with Whittier Farms, Inc.”; and

by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$455,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-341

ECO 341

Whittier Farms

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Whittier Farms for agri-tourism infrastructure”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$355,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-342

ECO 342

Reducing Costs for Small Businesses

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

“SECTION XX. Section 12 of chapter 156C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (d) and inserting in place thereof the following:-

(d) The fee for filing of the certificate of organization required by subsection (a) shall be two hundred and fifty dollars. The fee for the filing of the annual report required by subsection (c) shall be two hundred and fifty dollars. Such fees shall be paid to the state secretary at the time the certificate of organization or the annual report is filed.

SECTION XX. This act shall be effective beginning January 1, 2023.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-343

ECO 343

Access to Emergency Shelter

Messrs. Eldridge, Moore and Brady, Ms. Chang-Diaz, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Gomez and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9316, by inserting at the end the following words:- “A family shall not be denied assistance under this item based wholly or in part on the amount of the family’s assets; provided, however, that any income generated by such assets may be treated as countable income.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-344

ECO 344

Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Museum of Lynn

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- "; provided further that not less than $50,000 be expended to the Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Museum of Lynn for improvements".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-344-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 344

Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Museum of Lynn

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 $45,000 shall be expended to Lynn Museum/LynnArts at the Lynn Heritage state park"; and

by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$280,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-344-R1

Redraft ECO 344

Grand Army of the Republic Hall and Museum of Lynn

Mr. Crighton 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 $45,000 be expended to the Lynn Museum/LynnArts at the Lynn Heritage State Park for infrastructure improvements".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-345-R1

Redraft ECO 345

Ward Hill Business Park

Mr. Finegold and Ms. DiZoglio moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the city of Haverhill for the purchase of signage at Ward Hill Business Park"; and

by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure “$275,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-345

ECO 345

Ward Hill Business Park

Mr. Finegold and Ms. DiZoglio moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the city of Haverhill for the purchase of signage at Ward Hill Business Park" ; and in said item by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$275,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-346-R1

Redraft ECO 346

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 the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council, Inc. to distribute to HEAL Lawrence to support victims of fires or any other disaster in the city of Lawrence and to assist victims with securing rental insurance"; and

by striking out the figure “$155,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$165,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-346

ECO 346

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 the Greater Lawrence Community Action Council to distribute to HEAL Lawrence to support victims of fires or any other disaster in the city of Lawrence and to assist victims with securing rental insurance"; and in said item by striking out the figure “$155,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$165,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-348

ECO 348

Second Essex and Middlesex Municipal Improvement

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for sidewalk installation and repairs in the town of Tewksbury; provided further that not less than $50,000 be expended to the town of Dracut for improvement to information technology infrastructure”; and in said item by striking out the figures “$5,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$5,100,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-349

ECO 349

Housing Affordability and Stability

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

"SECTION ____.  Section 2. (a) of Chapter 121D is hereby amended by inserting after the words “Urban Development” the following words:- “provided further, that for the preservation of housing affordability and stability manufactured housing communities shall be deemed eligible to receive these funds, and provided further  the Department shall promulgate guidelines relative to eligibility criteria of these communities;"

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-349-R1

Redraft ECO 349

Housing Affordability and Stability

Mr. Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 40 the following section:-

“SECTION 40A. Section 2 of chapter 121D of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “thereof”, in line 31, the following words:- “; and provided further, that such projects may include manufactured housing communities.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-350

ECO 350

Greater Attleboro Area Food Pantry Transportation Vehicle

Mr. Feeney and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for Hebron Food Pantry Inc. in the City of Attleboro for the purchase of a refrigerated vehicle to transport food to individuals and organizations throughout the Greater Attleboro regional food security hub"; and by striking out the figure “$115,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$185,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-350-R1

Redraft ECO 350

Greater Attleboro Area Food Pantry Transportation Vehicle

Mr. Feeney and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Hebron Food Pantry, Inc. in the city of Attleboro for the purchase of a refrigerated vehicle to transport food to individuals and organizations throughout the Greater Attleboro regional food security hub"; and by striking out the figure “$115,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-351

ECO 351

Everett Haitian Community Center

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 $25,000 shall be expended for the Everett Haitian Community Center"; and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$260,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-351-R1

Redraft ECO 351

Everett Haitian Community Center

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 for the Eben-Ezer Family and Children's Services, Inc. in the city of Everett "; and 

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$260,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-363

ECO 363

Community Access to Rides (CAR) Program in Northern Bristol County

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 $20,000 shall be expended for the Community Access to Rides program operated by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the city of Attleboro that provides free, on-demand transportation to meet short-term or limited duration access to critical services for poor, low-income and vulnerable populations in the region”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$255,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-364

ECO 364

Russells Mills School

Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0640-0300, by adding the following words:- “; provided that not less than $25,000 be expended for the Dartmouth Historical and Arts Society’s restoration of the historic Russells Mills School in Dartmouth".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-365

ECO 365

Supportive Housing

Mr. Collins and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended "that not less than $1.5 million shall be expended on the expansion of low threshold, safe haven housing for mentally ill men and women who have been chronically homeless and are currently living in emergency shelters or on the streets in Boston "


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-366

ECO 366

Tax Credit for Job Training and or College Expenses

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

 

"SECTION ___ Notwithstanding any general or special laws to the contrary In the case of any eligible student for whom an election for this credit shall be in effect under this section for any taxable year, the Tax credit for Job training and or College Expenses is an amount equal to the sum of—

 

(A)100 percent of so much of the qualified tuition and related expenses paid by the taxpayer during the taxable year (for education furnished to the eligible student during any academic period beginning in such taxable year) as does not exceed $1,500

 

B) or 10% of the cost of such certified job training.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-366-R1

Redraft ECO 366

Tax Credit for Job Training and or College Expenses

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

"SECTION ___ Section 6 of Chapter 62 of the General laws, as appearing in the 2018 official edition, is hereby amended by adding at the end the following  subsection:

(aa) Career or College Credit

A taxpayer shall be allowed a credit against the costs incurred by attending an accredited institution of higher learning in a course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. For purposes of this credit up to $1,500 of tuition and related expenses paid by the taxpayer during the taxable year (for education furnished to the eligible student during any academic period beginning in such taxable year); or up to $1000 of the cost of education leading to an associate’s degree or its equivalent, or job training from an accredited institution or program; shall be allowed.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-367

ECO 367

Zeiterion Theatre

Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. in the city of New Bedford to provide access to cultural programming for financially disadvantaged children".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-368

ECO 368

Dress for Success

Mr. Lesser, Ms. DiZoglio 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 that not less than $250,000 shall be expended equally to Dress for Success Western Massachusetts, Inc. in the city of Springfield, Dress for Success Worcester, Inc., and Dress for Success Boston, Inc. to fund workforce development programs”; and by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$485,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-369

ECO 369

Transgender Emergency Fund

Mr. Cyr, Ms. DiZoglio, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Comerford and Mr. Hinds 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 efforts and programming including, but not limited to, supports for housing insecure and homeless individuals;”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-370

ECO 370

NAACP Cambridge

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, "; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the NAACP Cambridge Branch. for the continued implementation of their programs; "$10,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-370-R1

Redraft ECO 370

NAACP Cambridge

Ms. Edwards 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 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People branch located in the city of Cambridge for the continued implementation of their programs”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$255,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-371

ECO 371

Cultural Celebration in the City of Gloucester

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting at the end the following -: "; provided, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for cultural celebrations in the city of Gloucester."  and by striking the figure "$235,000" and replacing it with the figure "$265,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-372

ECO 372

Cape Housing Maintenance

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 $500,000 shall be expended to the Falmouth Housing Authority for development, operation, and maintenance of affordable housing in Falmouth"; and by striking out the figure "$155,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$655,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-372-R1

Redraft ECO 372

Cape Housing Maintenance

Ms. Moran and 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 $350,000 shall be expended to the Falmouth housing authority for the repair and renovation of affordable housing in the town of Falmouth; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the Plymouth housing authority for the repair and renovation of affordable housing in the town of Plymouth”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7004-0107, by striking out the figure “$155,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$655,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-373

ECO 373

Economic Development in the Town of Southwick

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 $65,000 shall be expended to the town of Southwick to promote economic development and encourage local shopping;"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-374

ECO 374

Discover Central Massachusetts

Messrs. Fattman and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0640-0300, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to Discover Central Massachusetts for operational funding"; and

in said section 2, in said item 0640-0300, by striking out the figure "$22,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$22,250,000"."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-376

ECO 376

East Boston Latino Festival

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to ZUMIX, Inc. in the City of Boston for the organization of the East Boston Latino Festival in the summer of 2022; "$50,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-376-R1

Redraft ECO 376

East Boston Latino Festival

Ms. Edwards 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 ZUMIX, Inc. in the city of Boston for the organization of the East Boston Latino Festival in the summer of 2022”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure: “$285,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-377-R1

Redraft ECO 377

Tourism Support

Ms. Moran 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 $90,000 shall be expended to the town of Plymouth for the operation of the Waterfront Visitors Center operated by See Plymouth"; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$325,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-377

ECO 377

Tourism Support

Ms. Moran 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 to See Plymouth for the Waterfront Welcome Center"; and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$335,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-378

ECO 378

Project FORWARD

Mr. 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 $85,000 shall be expended to FORWARD - Friends Or Relatives With Autism & Related Disabilities to advance their affordable housing projects through pre-development design and engineering, and the approval process from the town Planning, Zoning, and Historic boards;".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-378-R1

Redraft ECO 378

Project FORWARD

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 $85,000 shall be expended to Friends or Relatives with Autism and Related Disabilities – F.O.R.W.A.R.D., Inc. to advance their affordable housing projects through pre-development design and engineering, and to assist with the approval process of the town planning, zoning, and historic boards"; and by striking out the figure “$155,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$240,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-379-R1

Redraft ECO 379

Cape Cod Workforce Survey

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended to Cape Cod regional technical high school to complete an employer workforce needs assessment for the purpose of developing prospective adult and high school training programs that address the workforce training needs of employers on Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket”; and by striking out the figure “$1,193,667” and inserting in place there of the following figure:- “$1,263,667”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-379

ECO 379

Cape Cod Workforce Survey

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-1091, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to Cape Cod Regional Technical High School to complete an employer workforce needs assessment for the purpose of developing prospective adult and high school training programs that address the workforce training needs of Cape Cod & lslands employers.".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-380

ECO 380

Community Service

Ms. Moran 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 $170,000 shall be expended to Plymouth Area Community Television for a production and mobile studio van"; and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$305,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-380-R1

Redraft ECO 380

Community Service

Ms. Moran 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 $80,000 shall be expended to Plymouth Area Community Access Television, Inc. for a production and mobile studio supplies"; and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$315,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-381

ECO 381

Massachusetts Transfer fee Study

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, "; provided further, that not less than $32,500 shall be expended to the PFM Group Consulting ,LLC; for the implementation of a statewide housing transfer study in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ; "$32,500".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-382

ECO 382

Cambridge Workforce

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, "; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the Cambridge Workforce; for the implementation and operations of their programs ; "$10,0000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-382-R1

Redraft ECO 382

Cambridge Workforce

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the Cambridge Community Foundation for the operation of the Cambridge Housing Authority Work Force Program in the city of Cambridge”; and

in said section 2, in said item 7003-0100, by striking out the figure “$1,193,667” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,208,667”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-383

ECO 383

MA Transfer Fee

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, "; provided further, that not less than $32,500 shall be expended to the PFM Group Consulting ,LLC; for the implementation of a statewide housing transfer fee study in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ; "$32,500".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-384

ECO 384

Poportunity

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, "; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to Popportunity; for the implementation and operation of their programs ; "$10,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-384-R1

Redraft ECO 384

Poportunity

Ms. Edwards 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 $15,000 shall be expended to Central Square Business Improvement District, Inc. to support the Starlight Square initiative and promote economic development opportunities for businesses, artists and entrepreneurs in the central square area of the city of Cambridge” ; and

in said section 2, in said item 7008-1116, by striking out the figure “$235,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$250,000”.