Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-1

ENV 1

Conservation Land Tax Credit

Messrs. Tarr, Moore, Hinds and Pacheco, Ms. Moran, Mr. Cronin, Ms. Gobi and Messrs. Eldridge, Fattman, Gomez, O'Connor, Timilty and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _ the following sections:-

SECTION 1. Subsection (p) of section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding, in line 769, after the words “as amended” the following words:- “, or private nonprofit trust compliant with chapter 203 organized for the purposes of land conservation, which is authorized to do business in the commonwealth, and which has tax-exempt status as a nonprofit charitable organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

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

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

SECTION 4. Said subsection (p) of said section 6 of said chapter 62, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line835, the figure “$4,000,000”and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,000,000”.

SECTION 5. Section 38AA of chapter 63, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding, in line 29, after the words “as amended” the following words:- , or a private nonprofit trust compliant with chapter 203 organized for the purposes of land conservation, which is authorized to do business in the commonwealth, and which has tax-exempt status as a nonprofit charitable organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

SECTION 6. Said section 38AA of said chapter 63, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 88, the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,000,000”.

SECTION 7. Said section 38AA of said chapter 63, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 88, the figure “$3,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,000,000”.

SECTION 8. Said section 38AA of said chapter 63, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 88, the figure “$4,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,000,000”.

SECTION 9. Sections 2 and 6 shall take effect on January 1, 2022.

SECTION 10. Sections 3 and 7 shall take effect on January 1, 2023.

SECTION 11. Sections 4 and 8 shall take effect on January 1, 2024.

SECTION 12. Sections 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8 of this act shall expire on December 31, 2031.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-2

ENV 2

Essex county drought management prior appropriation continued

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

"SECTION_. Item 2200-0100 of section 2 of the chapter 24 of the acts of 2021 as amended by section 61 of chapter 102 of the acts of 2021 is hereby amended by adding the following words:-'; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for the purpose of this item until June 30, 2023'."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-2-R1

Redraft ENV 2

Essex county drought management prior appropriation continued

Messrs. Tarr and Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 54 the following section:-

"SECTION 54A. Item 2200-0100 of section 2 of chapter 24 of the acts of 2021 is hereby amended by inserting after the word “Essex”, inserted by section 62 of chapter 102 of the acts of 2021, the following words:- ; and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-3-R1

Redraft ENV 3

Quarry Testing Requirements to Prevent Against Pyrrhotite

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Lesser, Fattman, Feeney, Moore, Gomez, O'Connor, Timilty and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 14 the following section:-

“SECTION 14A. Chapter 21B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 16. (a) For the purposes of this section, the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

“Aggregate”, granular materials such as gravel, sand and crushed rock that are combined for a particular purpose.

“Certified geologist”, a professional geologist certified by the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

“Concrete aggregate”, natural sand, natural gravel or crushed aggregate products produced from ledge rock.

(b) Any person seeking to mine, expand, excavate or otherwise operate a quarry for the purpose of producing concrete aggregate for sale or use in foundations, structural elements or infrastructure such as roadways and bridges shall submit to the commissioner and the state geologist an application for a license to conduct such quarry activity.

Each license application shall consist of: (i) a description of the geographic location of the quarry; (ii) a quarry operations plan, including, but not limited to, mining, processing, storage and quality control methods; (iii) a geological source report, consistent with subsection (c); and (iv) the results of aggregate testing for the presence of pyrite or pyrrhotite, consistent with subsection (d). Each license application shall be accompanied by a fee in an amount to be determined by the commissioner. Fees received by the department under this section shall be used to implement this section; provided, however, that any surplus fee receipts shall be deposited into the General Fund.

(c) The geological source report required in subsection (b) shall be prepared by a certified geologist in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, in consultation with the state geologist and a representative nominated by the Massachusetts Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association, and shall include, but not be limited to: (i) a description of the characteristics of the aggregate to be excavated at the subject quarry; (ii) a description of the products to be produced by such quarry; (iii) a copy of the results of an inspection of face material and geologic log analysis conducted not more than 60 days from the date of the report; and (iv) petrographic analyses of grab or core samples representative of the material being mined.

(d) Aggregate testing to identify the presence of pyrite or pyrrhotite required in subsection (b) shall include, but not be limited to, a total sulfur test to measure total sulfur content in a representative sample. Aggregate testing shall be performed by an accredited laboratory in accordance with applicable standards established by American Society of Testing and Materials international standards or alternate standards to be determined by the commissioner in consultation with the state geologist.

(e) The commissioner or a designee, in consultation with the state geologist, shall review each license application submitted pursuant to this section and notify each applicant whether the license has been approved and any applicable conditions of operation. If the application is denied, the notification shall include the reason for denial. A license granted under this section shall be valid for 1 year from the date of approval; provided, however, that a geological source report prepared under subsection (c) shall be valid for a period of 4 years from the date of preparation; and provided further, that aggregate test results demonstrating a total sulfur content of less than 0.1 per cent by mass shall be valid for a period of 4 years from the date of testing. A license shall not be approved if the total sulfur content is not less than 1 per cent by mass. If the total sulfur content is equal to or greater than 0.1 per cent by mass but not more than 1 per cent by mass, the license shall be denied unless the state geologist, in the state geologist’s sole discretion, recommends approval to the commissioner consistent with applicable American Society of Testing and Materials international standards. The state geologist may require additional testing or information to justify an approval recommendation.

(f) A person owning or operating a quarry subject to licensure pursuant to this section shall maintain all records relevant to such licensure and quarry operation, including, but not limited to, a record of the aggregate source in concrete batches, for not less than 30 years.

(g) The commissioner, in consultation with the state geologist, shall catalogue and maintain the quarry data collected under this section.

(h) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a municipality from requiring permits for quarry operation or excavation or from establishing pyrite and pyrrhotite presence restrictions that are more stringent than those set forth in this section.

(i) Nothing in this section shall affect the operations of quarries producing aggregate for purposes other than those described in subsection (b).

(j) The department, in consultation with the state geologist, shall promulgate regulations to implement this section.”; and

by inserting after section 72 the following section:-

“SECTION 72A. Section 16 of chapter 21B shall be effective on December 31, 2022; provided, however, that entities licensed to operate a quarry in the commonwealth before the effective date of this act that are affected by section 16 of chapter 21B of the General Laws shall meet the requirements of said section 16 of said chapter 21B not later than December 31, 2022; provided further, that any work conducted by such an entity prior to December 31, 2022 shall comply with existing regulations.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-3

ENV 3

Quarry Testing Requirements to Prevent Against Pyrrhotite

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Lesser, Fattman, Feeney, Moore, Gomez, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following three sections:-

“SECTION XX. Section 2 of chapter 21B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the definition of 'Abandoned workings' the following 2 definitions:-

'Aggregate', granular materials such as gravel, sand and crushed rock that are combined for a particular purpose.

'Certified geologist', a professional geologist certified by the American Institute of Professional Geologists.

SECTION XX. Said chapter 21B is hereby further amended by adding the following section:-

Section 16. (a) Any person seeking to mine, expand, excavate or otherwise operate a quarry for the purpose of producing concrete aggregate for sale or use in foundations, structural elements or infrastructure such as roadways and bridges shall submit to the commissioner and the state geologist an application   for a license to conduct such quarry activity. Concrete aggregate shall include natural sand, natural gravel or crushed aggregate products produced from ledge rock. Each license application shall consist of: (i) a description of the geographic location of the quarry; (ii) a quarry operations plan, including, but not limited to, mining, processing, storage and quality control methods; (iii) a geological source report, consistent with subsection (b); and (iv) the results of aggregate testing for the presence of pyrite or pyrrhotite, consistent with subsection (c). Each license application shall be accompanied by a fee in an amount to be determined by the commissioner. Fees received by the department under this section shall be used to implement the provisions of this section; provided, however, that any surplus fee receipts   shall be deposited into the General Fund.

(b) The geological source report required by this section shall be prepared by a certified geologist in a form and manner prescribed by the commissioner, in consultation with the state geologist and a representative nominated by the Massachusetts Concrete and Aggregate Producers Association, Inc., and shall include, but not be limited to: (i) a description of the characteristics of the aggregate to be excavated at the subject quarry; (ii) a description of the products to be produced by such quarry; (iii) a copy of the results of an inspection of face material and geologic log analysis conducted not more than 60 days from the date of the report ; and (iv) petrographic analyses of grab or core samples representative of the material being mined.

(c) Aggregate testing to identify the presence of pyrite or pyrrhotite required by this section shall include, but not be limited to, a total sulfur test to measure total sulfur content in a representative sample. Aggregate testing shall be performed by an accredited laboratory in accordance with applicable standards established by ASTM International or alternate standards to be determined by the commissioner in consultation with the state geologist.

(d) The commissioner or a designee shall review each license application submitted pursuant to this section and notify each applicant whether or not the license has been approved, as well as any conditions of operation, if applicable. If the license is denied, the notification shall include the reason for denial. A license granted under this section shall be valid for 1 year from the date of approval; provided, however, that a geological source report prepared under subsection (b) shall be acceptable for 4 years from the date of preparation; and provided further, that aggregate test results demonstrating a total sulfur content of less than one-tenth per cent by mass shall be acceptable for 4 years from the date of testing. No license shall be approved under this section if the total sulfur content is equal to or greater than 1 per cent by mass. If the total sulfur content is equal to or greater than one-tenth per cent by mass but less than 1 per cent by mass, the license shall be denied unless the state geologist, in their sole discretion, recommends approval to the commissioner consistent with applicable ASTM International standards. The state geologist may require additional testing or information to justify an approval recommendation.

(e) A person owning or operating a quarry subject to licensure pursuant to this section shall maintain all records relevant to such licensure and quarry operation, including, but not limited to, a record of the aggregate source in concrete batches, for not less than 30 years.

(f) The commissioner, in consultation with the state geologist, shall catalogue and maintain the quarry data collected under this section.

(g) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a municipality from requiring permits for quarry operation or excavation. Municipalities may establish pyrite and pyrrhotite presence restrictions more stringent than those set forth in this section.

(h) Nothing in this section shall affect the operations of quarries producing aggregate for purposes other than those described in subsection (a).

(i) The department, in consultation with the state geologist, shall promulgate regulations to implement this section.

SECTION XX. Existing entities currently licensed in the commonwealth and affected by this section shall come into compliance with the language set forth not later than December 31st, 2022. All work done until that time must comply with existing regulations.".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-4

ENV 4

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-5

ENV 5

Wildlife Habitat Management through sale of conservation stamps

Ms. Gobi and Messrs. Moore, Tarr, Timilty, Cronin, Fattman and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following 2 sections:-

"SECTION X. Section 2A of Chapter 131 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the section in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-

Section 2A. There is hereby established within the Inland Fisheries and Game Fund, a wildland acquisition account which shall be credited monies received from the sale of wildland conservation stamps, the portion of the fees for sporting, fishing, trapping and hunting licenses to be credited under the provisions of section 2C, contributions thereto and any grant monies from the federal government or other public and private sources.

Said account, subject to appropriation, shall be used only for the purchase of land containing wildlife habitat and for costs directly related to the administration of the wildlands stamp program.

Two dollars and fifty cents from the sale of wildlands conservation stamp shall be dedicated to habitat management on lands managed by the division of fisheries and wildlife.

The director may contract with the seller of wildlands for installment payments provided that the total of all such installment payments does not exceed seventy-five percent of the previous year's income to the wildlands acquisition account. Acquisition of all lands so purchased shall be made with the advice and consent of the fisheries and wildlife board. All such lands shall be acquired exclusively for protection and management of wildlife habitat and shall be available for fishing, trapping, and hunting.

SECTION XX. Section 13A of Chapter 131 of the Massachusetts General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the section in its entirety and inserting in place thereof the following:-

Section 13A. Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall fish, trap, or hunt in the commonwealth, or utilize any lands managed by the division of fisheries and wildlife without first having obtained a wildlands conservation stamp, which shall be issued by the director or his duly authorized agent upon the payment of seven dollars and fifty cents; provided, however, that persons who are exempted from licensing requirements need not purchase such a stamp; provided, further, that persons issued fishing, sporting, trapping, or hunting licenses without charge shall be issued said stamp without charge; and provided, further, that no person who has purchased a stamp with any current resident license to fish, trap, or hunt shall be required to pay the fee for a wildlands conservation stamp for any additional current license or any duplicate license. The director is hereby authorized to issue stamps in such form as he may prescribe and may issue rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of this section. The stamp may be imprinted directly on fishing, sporting, trapping, or hunting licenses or issued separately at the discretion of the director."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-6

ENV 6

UMass Clean Energy Corps

Mr. Brownsberger, Ms. Comerford, Ms. DiZoglio and Messrs. O'Connor and Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7100-0200, by inserting the following:- “; and provided further that not less than $180,000 shall be expended for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Center for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy to fund the UMass Clean Energy Corps to provide technical assistance to advance clean energy in cities and towns" and by striking out the figure “$648,366,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$648,546,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-7

ENV 7

DCR Position Cap Increase

Messrs. Brownsberger and Collins, Ms. Rausch and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law, rule, regulation, or administrative directive to the contrary, the commissioner of the department of conservation and recreation may fill as many as but not more than 975 full-time positions".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-8

ENV 8

Hopedale Pond Dredge Study

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0101, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the town of Hopedale for conducting a dredge study of the Hopedale Pond to restore its ecological, environmental and recreational value”; and by striking out the figure “$5,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,040,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-8-R1

Redraft ENV 8

Hopedale Pond Dredge Study

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the town of Hopedale for conducting a dredge study of the Hopedale pond to restore its ecological, environmental and recreational value”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2000-0100, by striking out the figure “$14,800,779” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$14,840,779”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-9

ENV 9

Lunden Pond Dam Reconstruction

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0700, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $157,000 shall be expended to reconstruct the Lunden Pond Dam in the Town of Monson”; and by striking out the figure “$670,116” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$827,116”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-10

ENV 10

Southbridge Asbestos Remediation

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0109, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended to the town of Southbridge for asbestos remediation”; and by striking out the figure “$2,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,570,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-11

ENV 11

Webster Lake Access Improvements

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for restoration and improvement of lake access and beaches on Killdeer Island in the town of Webster”; and by striking out the figure “$85,021,706” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$85,051,706”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-12

ENV 12

Low-Income Services Solar Program

Messrs. O'Connor, Tarr and Pacheco, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item XXXX-XXXX, by adding the words:-

"For the purposes of implementing the Low-Income Services Solar Program pursuant to Section 2LLLLL of Chapter 29 of the General Laws, as so appearing.........................$1,000,000"; and

by inserting the following section:-

"SECTION XX. Section 2LLLLL of Chapter 29 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking the words "not to exceed $500,000 in a fiscal year,"."

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-12-R1

Redraft ENV 12

Low-Income Services Solar Program

Messrs. O'Connor, Tarr and Pacheco, Ms. Chang-Diaz and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that not less than $650,000 shall be expended for implementing the low-income services solar program pursuant to section 2LLLLL of chapter 29 of the General Laws”; and

by striking out the figure “$14,800,779” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$15,800,779”; and

by inserting the following section:-

SECTION XX. Section 2LLLLL of chapter 29 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the words "not to exceed $500,000 in a fiscal year,"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-13-R1

Redraft ENV 13

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Messrs. Timilty, O'Connor, Rush and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in the town of Milton"; 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:- "$1,255,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-13

ENV 13

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Messrs. Timilty, O'Connor and Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills trailside museum"; and by striking out the figure "$255,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,255,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-14

ENV 14

Easton Food Pantry

Messrs. Timilty and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for the Easton Food Pantry in the town of Easton";

and by striking out the figure "$115,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$120,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-15

ENV 15

Borderland State Park

Messrs. Timilty and Brady and Ms. Moran 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 updates and repairs to Borderland State Park in the town of Easton";  and, by striking out the figure "$255,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$330,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-16

ENV 16

Use of Crossbows for Hunting

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Moore, Fattman and Pacheco, Ms. Moran and Messrs. Cronin and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following 2 sections:-

SECTION X. Section 64 of chapter 131 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 2 and 3, the words “or an crossbow, except as provided in section 69,”

SECTION XX: Said chapter 131 is hereby amended by striking out section 69 and inserting in place thereof the following section:

Section 69: A person shall not carry or use a bow and arrow, or a crossbow or a bolt or arrow with a crossbow, while hunting unless said bow and arrow, or said crossbow and bolt or arrow, meet the requirements of the rules and regulations which shall be promulgated by the director. Such rules and regulations shall prescribe the general design, weight of pull, and type of bows and arrows, and type of crossbows, and bolts and arrows, and shall conform to standards generally accepted for hunting purposes. No person shall use a crossbow for hunting with any projectile, other than a bolt or arrow that meets the applicable requirements as established under this section.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-17

ENV 17

Hunting Setbacks with Bow and Arrow

Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Moore, Fattman and Pacheco, Ms. Moran and Mr. Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following section:-

SECTION X. “Section 58 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting, in line 6, after the word "thereof" the following words:- ", provided that a person may hunt with a bow and arrow not less than 250 feet from any dwelling in use except as authorized by the owner or occupant thereof".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-18

ENV 18

Sunday Bow Hunting

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

SECTION X. “Section 57 of chapter 131 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- This section shall not prohibit the director, with the approval of the fisheries and wildlife board, from authorizing hunting with archery equipment on any Sunday on privately owned lands, lands under the care, custody and control of the Department of Fish and Game, and lands under the care, custody and control of the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Office of Watershed Management, and shall not render unlawful the possession or carrying of archery equipment for the purpose of hunting on a Sunday, as authorized by the director with the approval of the fisheries and wildlife board”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-19

ENV 19

Blue Hills Weather Observatory

Messrs. Timilty, Keenan, Barrett, Eldridge, Feeney and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting the following words:- "; provided that, not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hill Weather Observatory and Science Center"; and

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-20

ENV 20

West Bridgewater PFAS Treatment

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $3,500,000 shall be expended for PFAS treatment plants in the town of West Bridgewater"; and

by striking out the figure "$14,800,779" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "$18,300,779".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-21

ENV 21

Buy Local Programs

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Rush, Lesser, Tarr, Moore, Keenan and Brady, Ms. Moran and Messrs. Cronin, Eldridge, Velis, Hinds, Fattman, Gomez, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by striking out the figure "$500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "$750,000"; and

by striking out the figure "$9,026,960" and inserting in place thereof the following:- “$9,276,960”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-22

ENV 22

Easton PFAS Water Treatment

Messrs. Timilty and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for PFAS treatment plants in the town of Easton";

and by striking out the figure "$14,800,779" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$14,850,779".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-23

ENV 23

Milton Tree Plantings

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 $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Milton for the planting of shade trees along streets or parks”;

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-24-R1

Redraft ENV 24

Senior Farm Share Program

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford and Messrs. Lesser, Velis, Hinds, Gomez and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 9110-1900, by striking the words "chapter 38 of the acts of 2013" and inserting in place thereof, the following words:- "chapter 24 of the acts of 2021"; and

in said section 2, in said item 9110-1900, by striking out the figure “$12,047,852” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,072,852”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-24

ENV 24

Senior Farm Share Program

Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford and Messrs. Lesser, Velis, Hinds, Gomez and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 9110-1900, by striking the words "chapter 38 of the acts of 2013" and inserting in place thereof, the following words:- "chapter 24 of the acts of 2021".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-25

ENV 25

Behavioral and Mental Health Initiatives in coastal communities

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor, Montigny and Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4000-0300, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Fishing Partnership Support Services for behavioral and mental health initiatives in coastal communities,” and by striking the figure "$120,844,597" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$121,094,597".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-26

ENV 26

Prior Authorization Continued for Stoughton

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

"SECTION XXX. Item 2810-0122 of section 2 of chapter 24 of the acts of 2021 is hereby amended by inserting after the word 'Stoughton' the following words:- 'and such funds shall be made available until June 30, 2023'."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-27

ENV 27

Randolph Tree Plantings

Messrs. Timilty and Brady 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 to the town of Randolph for the planting of shade trees along streets or parks”; and by striking out the figure "$255,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$305,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-28

ENV 28

Massachusetts Native Fish Species Survival

Ms. Jehlen, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Moore, Tarr and Cronin, Ms. Gobi and Messrs. Feeney, Hinds, Gomez, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by inserting the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to ensure safe passage of sea-run fish between oceans and freshwaters;” and by striking out the figure "$8,178,813" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$8,328,813”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-29

ENV 29

Patch Reservoir and Tatnuck Watershed

Ms. Gobi moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding at the end thereof, the following:- "; provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for The Greater Worcester Land Trust, Inc., for the purpose of studying and monitoring the Tatnuck Watershed through Patch Reservoir"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2810-0122, by striking out the figure "100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-30

ENV 30

Electric Charging Stations and selling city-owned Renewable Energy Certificates

Ms. Chandler and Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 3, by inserting after section __ the following section:-

"SECTION XX.  (a) Chapter 25A of the General Laws, Section 3, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting into the definition of “Energy conservation projects” after the words “as defined in section 11F;” the following text: “electric vehicle supply equipment; electric vehicle charging stations; repairs to existing municipally owned renewable energy sources, including solar arrays and wind turbine larger than 25kW-DC;”.

(b) Chapter 25A of the General Laws, Section 14 (a), as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof “$250,000.”

(c) Chapter 30B, Section 1, Subsection 33, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended after the words “energy contracts,” by inserting the following text: “including the sale of any type of Renewable Energy Credits,”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-31

ENV 31

Rollie's Farm - Mass Audubon Society

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following:- "and provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for Mass Audubon  to jointly acquire and conserve, with Lowell Parks and Conservation Trust, land at 1413-1415 Varnum Ave. in the City of Lowell”, and  by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$755,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-32

ENV 32

Electric Vehicle

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

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-33

ENV 33

Essex Sheriff’s Office

Messrs. Tarr and Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8910-0619, by striking in the item the figure:-"$78,019,599" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$82,143,035"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-34-R1

Redraft ENV 34

Food Policy Councils

Ms. Lovely, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Velis, Lesser and Cronin, Ms. DiZoglio, Mr. Moore, Ms. Moran, Ms. Gobi and Messrs. Eldridge, Feeney, Hinds, Pacheco, Gomez, O'Connor, Timilty, Cyr and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be allocated for a grant program to be administered by the department in consultation with the Massachusetts food policy council to support local food policy councils"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2511-0100, by striking out the figure "$9,026,960 " and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$9,276,960".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-34

ENV 34

Food Policy Councils

Ms. Lovely, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Velis, Lesser and Cronin, Ms. DiZoglio, Mr. Moore, Ms. Moran, Ms. Gobi and Messrs. Eldridge, Feeney, Hinds, Pacheco and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be allocated for a grant program, administered by the Department of Agricultural Resources in consultation with the Massachusetts Food Policy Council, to support local food policy councils in the Commonwealth"; and by striking out the figure "$9,026,960 " and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$9,276,960".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-35

ENV 35

Preservation of Public Beach Access

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

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

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

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

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-36

ENV 36

Environmental Police

Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi and Messrs. Tarr, Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2030-1000, by striking out the figure “$13,656,675” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$14,656,675”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-36-R1

Redraft ENV 36

Environmental Police

Mr. Moore, Ms. Gobi and Messrs. Tarr, Collins, O'Connor and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2030-1000, by striking out the figure “$13,656,675” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$14,156,675”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-37

ENV 37

DCR Operation of the Blackstone Heritage Corridor Visitor Center

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-38

ENV 38

Hot Meals Delivery Program

Messrs. Moore and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by adding the following words:-  “; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the Hot Meals Delivery Program in the city of Worcester”; and by striking out the figure "$30,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$30,750,000”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-40

ENV 40

Shark Research Program

Messrs. Cyr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to support the Shark Research Program"; and by striking out the figure “$8,178,813" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,378,813”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-41

ENV 41

Right Whale and Environmental Police Patrols

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

"; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the protection of right whales by increasing the patrols of the office  and its officers’   ability to identify and remove abandoned fishing gear and to enhance their ability to enforce speed restrictions to minimize potentially harmful interactions between vessels and right whales"; and by striking the figure, "$13,656,675" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$13,906,675".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-42

ENV 42

Sustaining natural and working lands

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

"SECTION_. Chapter 21N is hereby amended by inserting at the following new section:-SECTION 12. (a) The executive office of energy and environmental affairs shall develop  policies, programs, grants, loans and incentives to meet the statewide natural and working lands goal as identified in the plan, including, but not limited to, a communities for a sustainable climate program. The executive office of energy and environmental affairs shall apply and disburse monies and revenues as provided in this section.

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

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

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

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-43

ENV 43

Lobster gear grant program

Messrs. Tarr, Pacheco, O'Connor, Cyr and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for a grant program administered by the department for the purposes of assisting Massachusetts participants in the commercial lobster fishery with the costs of gear associated with the protection of the Northern Right Whale, so called, provided further that such gear shall include but not be limited to lines, buoys, breakaway links, and other materials and the rigging of such equipment, provided further that no individual permit holder shall receive a grant in excess of $5,000,  that grants shall be distributed in a geographically equitable manner, and that funds from this account may be used in conjunction with any federal funds received by the department for this purpose"; and by striking the figure "$1,159,379" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$1,659,379".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-43-R1

Redraft ENV 43

Lobster gear grant program

Messrs. Tarr, Pacheco, O'Connor and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for a grant program to assist commercial lobster industry participants in the commonwealth with the costs equipment associated with the protection of the Northern Right Whale; provided further, that such equipment shall include, but not be limited to, lines, buoys, breakaway links and the rigging of such equipment; provided further, that no individual commercial lobster fishing permit holder shall receive a grant in excess of $5,000; and provided further, that grants shall be distributed in a geographically equitable manner"; and

by striking out the figure "$8,178,813" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$8,678,813".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-44

ENV 44

SMAST collaborative research

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by striking out the words "and provided further, that funds shall be expended for a program of collaborative research by the division of marine fisheries through the Marine Fisheries Institute, in collaboration with the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, that applies innovative technology to assess the biomass of fish in the region managed by the New England Fishery Management Council" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "and provided further, that not less than $550,000 shall be expended for a program of collaborative research by the division of marine fisheries through the Marine Fisheries Institute, in collaboration with the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, that applies innovative technology to assess the biomass of fish in the region managed by the New England Fishery Management Council and hydrodynamic modeling of coastal waters to accurately assess delineation of shellfish growing area classifications and other applications to improve management of marine fisheries resources"; and by striking the figure, "$8,178,813" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$8,728,813".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-44-R1

Redraft ENV 44

SMAST collaborative research

Mr. Tarr, Ms. Gobi and Messrs. Hinds, Montigny, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by striking out the words "and provided further, that funds shall be expended for a program of collaborative research by the division of marine fisheries through the Marine Fisheries Institute, in collaboration with the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, that applies innovative technology to assess the biomass of fish in the region managed by the New England Fishery Management Council" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "and provided further, that not less than $550,000 shall be expended for a program of collaborative research by the division of marine fisheries through the Marine Fisheries Institute, in collaboration with the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, that applies innovative technology to assess the biomass of fish in the region managed by the New England Fishery Management Council and hydrodynamic modeling of coastal waters to accurately assess delineation of shellfish growing area classifications and other applications to improve management of marine fisheries resources".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-45

ENV 45

Winter Flounder Research

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by adding the following words:- ";provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for inshore coastwide winter flounder research to enhance understanding of spawning periods and locations in coastal embayments"; and by striking the figure, "$8,178,813" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$8,278,813".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-46

ENV 46

Green Crab Trapping and Great Marsh Restoration

Messrs. Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for marsh restoration and revitalization, including, but not limited to: (i) a green crab trapping program for applied research and product development; (ii) high resolution drone mapping of the great marsh deterioration; (iii) the continuation of microplastic and macroplastics sampling; and (iv) academic study and processing for water column, beach environment, marsh peat and eel grass"; and in said section 2, in said item 2330-0100, by striking out the figure "$8,178,813" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$8,378,813".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-46-R1

Redraft ENV 46

Green Crab Trapping and Great Marsh Restoration

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for marsh restoration and revitalization including, but not limited to: (i) a green crab trapping program for applied research and product development; (ii) high resolution drone mapping of the great marsh deterioration; (iii) the continuation of microplastic and macroplastics sampling; and (iv) academic study and processing for water column, beach environment, marsh peat and eel grass"; and

by striking out the figure "$8,178,813" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$8,353,813".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-47-R1

Redraft ENV 47

Auburn Robert Goddard Rocket Fountain Improvements

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Robert Goddard rocket and fountain in the town of Auburn”; and

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-47

ENV 47

Auburn Robert Goddard Rocket Fountain Improvements

Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Robert Goddard Rocket Fountain in the town of Auburn”; and by striking out the figure "$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$305,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-48

ENV 48

Healthy Soils PAC

Ms. Comerford, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Eldridge, Lesser and Velis, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Hinds, Gomez, O'Connor and Timilty and Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section X the following section:-

"SECTION XX. Item 2000-0100 of section 2 of chapter 24 is hereby amended by inserting after the words “Healthy Soils program” the following words:- “and such funds shall not revert but shall be available through June 30, 2023".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-49

ENV 49

Margaret Fuller House

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by adding the words:- "provided that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Margaret Fuller House in Cambridge for their food pantry and services; and by striking out the figure "$30,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$30,525,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-49-R1

Redraft ENV 49

Margaret Fuller House

Mr. DiDomenico 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 to Margaret Fuller House, Incorporated in the city of Cambridge for its food pantry and services”; and

by striking out the figure "$115,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$140,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-50-R1

Redraft ENV 50

Food for Free

Mr. DiDomenico 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

by striking out the figure "$115,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$140,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-50

ENV 50

Food for Free

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by adding the following words:- "; provided further that $25,000 shall be expended for Food for Free in the city of Cambridge" and by striking out the figure "$30,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$30,525,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-51

ENV 51

Keep Massachusetts Beautiful

Messrs. Feeney, Keenan and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, Inc. for statewide litter prevention, recycling education, community outreach and cleanup programs, waste reduction, beautification and community greening"; and by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$305,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-52

ENV 52

Roadside Litter Prevention and Cleanup Task Force

Messrs. Feeney, Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting, in section 2, after item 1595-6379 the following item:-

“xxxx-xxxx For the department of transportation to distribute in a manner consistent with the recommendations of the litter prevention and cleanup task force established under section __ of this act………………….$1,000,000”;

and by inserting after section ___ the following section:-

“SECTION ___. There shall be established within the Massachusetts department of transportation, highway division, a litter prevention and cleanup task force.

(a) The litter prevention and cleanup task force shall include 1 or more designees appointed by the secretary of the department of transportation, one of whom shall serve as Chair, the executive director of the Massachusetts office of travel and tourism or a designee, the secretary of public safety and security or a designee, the secretary of energy and environmental affairs or a designee, and the Executive Director of Keep Massachusetts Beautiful.

(b) The litter prevention and cleanup task force shall create a consistent, memorable, Massachusetts-themed anti-littering slogan, and branding, and develop a litter prevention advertising campaign across multiple platforms including but not limited to television and radio broadcast, print, social media, state-controlled messaging boards, billboards, and signs. The task force shall conduct an analysis on the annual costs associated with the cleanup of highway and roadside litter, the funding sources currently used for litter cleanup, and the areas most impacted by litter. The task force shall consider the current enforcement and fine statutes and regulations related to littering in the Commonwealth.

(c) The litter prevention and cleanup task force shall issue a report with recommendations on potential funding needed for litter cleanup along our highways and roadsides, recommendations related to litter enforcement among motorists and vehicles with improperly covered loads, including but not limited to, best practices for law enforcement, whether additional funding is needed for enforcement, and whether the current fine structure is adequate. The report shall be filed by December 31, 2023 with the Governor of the Commonwealth, the clerks of the House of Representatives and Senate, the Chairpersons of the Joint Committee on Transportation, the Chairpersons of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development, and the Chairpersons of the Joint Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture.

(d) The department of transportation shall allocate funding in line item xxxx-xxxx in a manner consistent with the final recommendations of the litter prevention and cleanup task force.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-53

ENV 53

Mass Animal Fund

Messrs. Tarr, Pacheco, O'Connor, Montigny, Timilty and Velis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund" and by striking out the figure "$9,026,960" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$9,126,960".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-54

ENV 54

Cape Ann “Confronting the Challenges of Climate Change” project

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 $200,000 shall be expended in support of Manchester-by-the-Sea’s “Confronting the Challenges of Climate Change” project with Gloucester, Essex, and Rockport"; and by striking out the figure "$235,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$435,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-54-R1

Redraft ENV 54

Cape Ann “Confronting the Challenges of Climate Change” project

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended in support of Manchester-by-the-Sea’s Confronting the Challenges of Climate Change project in the city of Gloucester and the towns of Essex and Rockport"; 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:-"$455,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-55

ENV 55

West Springfield Parks and Recreation

Messrs. Velis and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following:- "; provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of West Springfield for park infrastructure improvement projects and field maintenance to town athletic facilities;"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-55-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 55

West Springfield Parks and Recreation

Messrs. Velis and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for West Springfield Friends of Park and Recreation, Inc. for infrastructure improvements and park maintenance"; 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:- “$330,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-55-R1

Redraft ENV 55

West Springfield Parks and Recreation

Messrs. Velis and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- "provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Friends of West Springfield Park and Recreation for infrastructure improvements and park maintenance".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-57

ENV 57

Lake Gardner Invasive Plants Treatment

Ms. DiZoglio and Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the city of Amesbury toward invasive plant treatment at Lake Gardner"; and by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$280,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-58

ENV 58

Amesbury Town Park

Ms. DiZoglio and Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended for the city of Amesbury toward the operation and management plan for Amesbury Town Park athletic fields”; and

by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “$295,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-59

ENV 59

Alliance of Climate and Environmental Stewards

Ms. DiZoglio moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $36,000 shall be expended for the Alliance of Climate and Environmental Stewards”; and

by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “$291,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-60

ENV 60

C-10 Research and Education Foundation

Ms. DiZoglio and Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4510-0615, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the C-10 Research and Education Foundation in the city of Amesbury toward radiological monitoring program operations"; and by striking out the figure “$2,037,689” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$2,137,689”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-61

ENV 61

EEA Operation

Mr. Barrett, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Moore, Hinds, Tarr and Cronin, Ms. Moran, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Lovely and Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by striking out the figure “$14,800,779” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$18,215,154”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-62

ENV 62

Avon PFAS Remediation

Messrs. Timilty and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for PFAS remediation in the town of Avon";

and by striking out the figure "$14,800,779" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$14,900,779".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-63

ENV 63

Tri-Town Water Treatment Plant

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the town of Randolph for the construction of the Tri-Town Water Treatment Plant";

and by striking out the figure "$14,800,779" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$15,000,779".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-64

ENV 64

Implementing Recommendations of the PFAS Interagency Task Force

Mr. Cyr, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Lesser and Ms. DiZoglio moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by inserting the following words:- “provided further that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended for facility improvements at the University of Massachusetts Water and Energy Testing Facility.”; and by striking out the figure "$14,800,779" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "$17,800,779”; and

in item 2200-0100, by inserting after the word "research;" the following:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the continued implementation of the AFFF Take-Back Program that funds the collection and proper disposal of Aqueous Film Forming Foam (AFFF) stored by municipal fire departments and other public safety partners in Massachusetts"; and by striking out the figure “$45,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “$45,250,000”; and

in item 4510-0600, by inserting the following:- "; provided further that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended to hire additional staff to conduct testing for the presence of PFAS in surface waters, food and consumer products, and to provide technical assistance to municipalities, food manufacturers and consumer industries related to PFAS mitigation efforts, and to further aid in state-wide and municipal PFAS mitigation efforts."; and by striking out the figure "$5,998,591" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "$7,498,591".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-64-R1

Redraft ENV 64

Implementing Recommendations of the PFAS Interagency Task Force

Mr. Cyr, Ms. Comerford, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Lesser, Ms. DiZoglio and Messrs. O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the continued implementation of the Aqueous Film-Forming Foam Take-Back program that funds the collection and proper disposal of aqueous film-forming foam stored by municipal fire departments and other public safety partners in the commonwealth"; and by striking out the figure “$45,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$45,250,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-65

ENV 65

Promoting drinking water sustainability and aquifer protection

Mr. Tarr and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the words:- "; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for efforts to promote drinking water sustainability and aquifer protection in the Ipswich River Watershed, provided further that such funds shall be administered by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council"; and

by striking out the figure "$45,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "$45,200,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-65-R1

Redraft ENV 65

Promoting drinking water sustainability and aquifer protection

Mr. Tarr and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the Metropolitan Area Planning Council for efforts to promote drinking water sustainability and aquifer protection in the Ipswich river watershed"; and

by striking out the figure "$45,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$45,150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-66

ENV 66

Milton Town Hall Water Storage Tank

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by inserting the following words:- "; provided that, not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the removal and replacement of the water storage tank in the town hall of the town of Milton";

and by striking out the figure "$14,800,779" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$14,840,779".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-67

ENV 67

UMass Extension

Ms. Comerford, Ms. Gobi, Mr. Lesser, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Velis and Eldridge, Ms. Creem, Mr. Cronin, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Finegold and Hinds, Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Pacheco, Gomez, Timilty and Tarr and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by inserting after the words “southeastern Massachusetts” the following words:-

“; provided further, that not less than $620,570 shall be expended for The University of Massachusetts Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment"; and by striking out the figure "$9,026,960" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$9,647,530".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-69-R1

Redraft ENV 69

Central Plymouth Water District Commission-Address Water Quality

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Central Plymouth County Water District commission to address water quality and quantity issues in lake and rivers of the district, in support of public health and safety issues and to preserve the water quality of Sliver lake, which is the principle source of water for the city of Brockton and the towns of Whitman, Hanson and Pembroke''; 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:-"$305,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-69

ENV 69

Central Plymouth Water District Commission-Address Water Quality

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words;- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Central Plymouth Water District Commission to address water quality and quantity issues in lake and rivers of the district in support of public health and safety issues and to preserve the water quality of Sliver Lake which is the principle source of water which is the principle source of water for the city of Brockton and the towns of Whitman, Hanson and  Pembroke'' ; and by striking out the figure ''$255,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure;-"$305,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-70

ENV 70

Central Plymouth Water District Commission Annual Budget

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Central Plymouth County Water District Commission annual budget, for the improvement and management of lakes and ponds in the Central Plymouth County Water District”; and  by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$305,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-71

ENV 71

Testing and treatment of Cyanobacteria in Monponsett Pond

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words: -“; provided further, that not less than “$125,000” shall be expended for the testing and treatment of cyanobacteria and related contaminants in Monponsett Pond in the town of Halifax”; and by striking out the figure “$85,021,706” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$85,146,706''.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-71-R1

Redraft ENV 71

Testing and treatment of Cyanobacteria in Monponsett Pond

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:-“; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the testing and treatment of cyanobacteria and related contaminants in Monponsett pond in the town of Halifax”; 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:- “$380,000.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-72-R1

Redraft ENV 72

Westerly Burial Ground

Mr. Rush 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 $200,000 shall be expended for maintenance and improvements to the Westerly Burial Ground located in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston"; 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-S4-72

ENV 72

Westerly Burial Ground

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0511-0200, by adding the following:-  "; provided further, not less than $175,000 shall be expended for maintenance and improvements to the Westerly Burial Ground cemetery located in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston"; and in said item 0511-0200 by striking the figure “$670,213” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$845,213.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-73

ENV 73

Peters Hill

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the Peters Hill section of the Roslindale Gateway Path located in the Roslindale section of the City of Boston" ; and in said item 2810-0122 by striking out the figure "$255,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$315,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-74

ENV 74

Neponset Greenway

Messrs. Rush, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following:- “; provided further, not less than $250,000 shall be expended to conduct a feasibility study for a pedestrian and bicycle access from Readville and the Neponset Greenway to the Blue Hills and the Warner Trail” ; and in said item 2810-0100 by striking out the figure “$85,201,706” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$85,451,706”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-74-R1

Redraft ENV 74

Neponset Greenway

Messrs. Rush, O'Connor and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to conduct a feasibility study for a pedestrian and bicycle access from the Readville section of the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston and the Neponset greenway to the Blue Hills Reservation and the Warner trail”; and

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-75

ENV 75

Lynn Water Commission CMMS Upgrades

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following words:-“provided further that not less than $75,000 be expended to upgrade the CMMS field equipment and its hardware support at the Water Commission in the City of Lynn, and by striking out the figure “$5,000,000” and inserting thereof the following figure:- “$5,075,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-76

ENV 76

Car Seat Recycling Pilot Program

Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0107, by inserting the following:- provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the department of environmental protection to develop and administer a pilot program for the recycling of child passenger restraints; provided further, that the department may partner or contract with private organizations or political subdivisions of the commonwealth to assist in the development or establishment of a child passenger restraint recycling pilot program; provided further, that not later than June 30, 2023, the department shall report to the senate and house committees on ways and means and the joint committee on environment, natural resources, and agriculture data concerning the success of said pilot program, including but not limited to: (i) usage rates; (ii) the number of child passenger restraints recycled; and (iii) as practicable, demographic and equity data about the individuals utilizing the program;

and further amended in said item by striking out the figure “$499,996” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $699,996.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-76-R1

Redraft ENV 76

Car Seat Recycling Pilot Program

Ms. Rausch, Messrs. O'Connor and Pacheco and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the department of environmental protection to develop and administer a pilot program for the recycling of child passenger restraints; provided further, that the department may partner or contract with private organizations or political subdivisions of the commonwealth to assist in the development or establishment of the pilot program; provided further, that not later than June 30, 2023, the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture on data concerning the success of the pilot program including, but not limited to: (i) usage rates; (ii) the number of child passenger restraints recycled; and (iii) available demographic and equity data about the individuals utilizing the program”; and

in said section 2, in said item 2200-0107, by striking out the figure “$499,996” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$699,996”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-78

ENV 78

Second Essex Parks and Recreation

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting the following:- "; provided further that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the extension of the rail trail in the town of Danvers; provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended by the city of Salem for improvements to the Winter Island playground"; and by striking the figure "$255,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$415,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-79

ENV 79

Maple Ave. Dam Removal in Seekonk

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the town of Seekonk for the removal of the Maple avenue dam"; and by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$455,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-80

ENV 80

Truman Parkway Point Person

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 the department of conservation and recreation will designate a staff person with a dedicated phone line to serve as a liaison for residents of Truman Parkway in the town of Milton".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-82-R1

Redraft ENV 82

Sharon PFAS Remediation

Messrs. Feeney and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for polyfluoroalkyl substances remediation costs in the town of Sharon”; and by striking out the figure “$14,800,779” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$14,850,779”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-82

ENV 82

Sharon PFAS Remediation

Messrs. Feeney and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) remediation costs in the town of Sharon"; and by striking out the figure “$14,800,779” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$14,900,779”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-83

ENV 83

Stabilize the Commonwealth Owned Mansion at Elm Bank Reservation

Ms. Rausch, Ms. DiZoglio, Messrs. Rush and Timilty and Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by inserting the following:- provided further, that not less than $600,000 shall be expended for mitigation measures to address the deterioration of the commonwealth-owned mansion on the Elm Bank Reservation;

and further amended in said item by striking the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- $855,000.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-88

ENV 88

MOR-EV Extension

Mr. Barrett, Ms. Creem, Messrs. Tarr and Moore and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following section:-

SECTION __. Chapter 142 of the acts of 2019, as most recently amended by section 56 of chapter 102 of the Acts of 2021, is hereby amended by striking out section 95 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

SECTION 95. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, subject to availability of sufficient proceeds, the department of energy resources shall expend amounts from the RGGI Auction Trust Fund established in section 35II of chapter 10 of the General Laws to fund the green communities program established in section 10 of chapter 25A of the General Laws, electric vehicle incentive programs through June 30, 2024 and  transportation sector electrification programs through June 30, 2024; provided, however, that the department of energy resources shall offer rebates of not less than $2,500 and not more than $5,000 for the purchase or lease of battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles and zero-emissions vehicles for sale or lease with a retail price of not more than $50,000. All payments made from the fund before June 30, 2024 shall be prioritized so that the initial payments from the fund shall be made to the green communities, electric vehicle incentive and transportation electrification programs; provided, however, that not less than $27,000,000 shall be available for electric vehicle incentive programs per fiscal year; provided further, that the department shall examine the programs, including, but not limited to, the cost-effectiveness of the programs in greenhouse gas emissions reductions, and report its findings to the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy not later than October 1, 2022; provided further, that the department, with the approval of the secretary, may allocate funds sufficient to reimburse the commonwealth for the direct costs incurred in its administration of the RGGI program; and provided further, that not later than October 1, 2022, the department shall itemize said reimbursements in a report to the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-89-R1

Redraft ENV 89

Road User Safety on Alewife Brook Parkway

Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to perform traffic engineering design and related implementation measures to improve safety for all road users at the intersection of Alewife Brook parkway and Broadway in the city of Somerville"; and

by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “$355,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-89

ENV 89

Road User Safety on Alewife Brook Parkway

Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by inserting the following:- "provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to perform traffic engineering design and related implementation measures to improve safety for all road users at the intersection of Alewife Brook Parkway and Broadway in Somerville;" and in said item by striking out the figures “$85,021,706” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$85,121,706”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-90

ENV 90

Defining Energy Conservation Projects

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

SECTION __. Section 14 of chapter 25A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:- (e) For the purposes of this section, the term “energy conservation projects” shall mean projects to promote energy conservation, including, but not limited to, energy conserving modification to windows and doors; caulking and weatherstripping; insulation; automatic energy control systems; hot water systems; equipment required to operate variable steam, hydraulic and ventilating systems; plant and distribution system modifications; devices for modifying fuel openings; electrical or mechanical furnace ignition systems; utility plant system conversions; replacement or modification of lighting fixtures; energy recovery systems; on-site electrical generation equipment using new renewable energy generating sources as defined in section 11F; climate resilience and decarbonization activities; and cogeneration systems.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-90-R1

Redraft ENV 90

Defining Energy Conservation Projects

Mr. Barrett and Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section __ the following section:-

"SECTION __. Section 14 of chapter 25A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subsection:- (e) For the purposes of this section, the term “energy conservation projects” shall mean projects to promote energy conservation, including, but not limited to, energy conserving modification to windows and doors; caulking and weatherstripping; insulation; automatic energy control systems; hot water systems; equipment required to operate variable steam, hydraulic and ventilating systems; plant and distribution system modifications; devices for modifying fuel openings; electrical or mechanical furnace ignition systems; utility plant system conversions; replacement or modification of lighting fixtures; energy recovery systems; on-site electrical generation equipment using new renewable energy generating sources as defined in section 11F; decarbonization activities; and cogeneration systems."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-91

ENV 91

Merrimack River Combined Sewer Overflow Reduction

Messrs. Tarr and Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following: “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Merrimack River Watershed Council for a regional approach to reducing combined sewer overflows in the Merrimack River”; and by striking out the figures “225,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “325,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-92

ENV 92

Playground Design for Robinson Elementary School in Mansfield

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Mansfield Public Schools for an engineering design study for a new school playground at Robinson Elementary School"; and by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$455,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-93

ENV 93

Truman Parkway Maintenance

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 $50,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and cleanup of Truman Parkway in the town of Milton";

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-94

ENV 94

Office of Outdoor Recreation

Mr. Hinds, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Gobi, Ms. Comerford, Messrs. Moore, Velis, Pacheco, O'Connor, Timilty and Rush, Ms. DiZoglio and Messrs. Feeney, Finegold and Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to establish and staff an office of outdoor recreation in the executive office of energy and environmental affairs by striking out the figure “$14,800,779” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$15,000,779”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-95

ENV 95

Feasibility study of combined waste water treatment in Cape Ann

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study of combined waste water treatment for the city of Gloucester and the towns of manchester-by-the-sea, rockport and essex" and by striking the figure, "$14,800,779" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$14,850,779"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-95-R1

Redraft ENV 95

Feasibility study of combined waste water treatment in Cape Ann

Mr. Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study of combined wastewater treatment for the city of Gloucester and the towns of Manchester-by-the-Sea, Rockport and Essex"; and

by striking out the figure "$14,800,779" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$14,850,779".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-96

ENV 96

Leland Farms Feasibility Study

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 $50,000 shall be expended for for a feasibility study for a recreational area on Leland Farms in the town of East Bridgewater";

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-97

ENV 97

Access to Green Energy

Ms. Moran and Messrs. Cyr, Tarr and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section X the following section:-

"SECTION XX. Section 21 of said chapter 25 is hereby amended by striking “(A) efficiency and load management programs, including energy storage and other active demand management technologies, and strategic electrification, such as measures that are designed to result in cost-effective reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through the use of expanded electricity consumption while minimizing ratepayer costs; (B) demand response programs;” in subsection (b)(iv), and inserting the following:-

(A) efficiency and load management programs, including strategic electrification, such as measures that are designed to result in cost-effective reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through the use of expanded electricity consumption while minimizing ratepayer costs; (B) demand response programs, including energy storage and other active demand management technologies;

Said section 21 of said chapter 25 is hereby further amended by striking “and (J) programs that result in customers switching to renewable energy sources or other clean energy technologies;” in subsection (b)(2)(iv), and inserting the following:-

(J) programs that result in customers switching to renewable energy sources or other clean energy technologies; and (K) programs for customers to adopt energy efficiency and full building strategic electrification measures through the efficiency and load management programs under subsection (b)(2)(iv)(A) and to install onsite renewable energy generation or install onsite renewable energy generation paired with energy storage in order to lower energy consumption, reduce demand, improve customer resiliency, or otherwise enable customers to reduce use of the distribution system, provided that the renewable energy generation funded hereunder is designed as a qualifying facility as defined in 220 CMR 8.02;".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-97-R1

Redraft ENV 97

Access to Green Energy

Ms. Moran, Messrs. Cyr, Tarr and Pacheco and Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 55 the following section:-

“SECTION 55A. (a) Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, not later than January 1, 2024, any electric distribution company or municipal aggregator with a certified efficiency plan may submit proposed low and moderate-income whole building efficiency, electrification and greenhouse gas emission reduction offerings to a limited number of participants within the low and moderate income customer groups to the department of public utilities for review. The offerings shall: (i) promote the adoption of whole building energy efficiency measures, including weatherization; (ii) require full displacement of fossil fuel heating and cooling equipment and fossil fuel cooking appliances, excluding outdoor grills; and (iii) promote adoption and installation of onsite renewable energy generation and energy storage. A renewable energy facility funded by the offerings made under this section shall be designated as a “qualifying facility” as defined in 220 CMR 8.02. The offerings shall be designed to encourage customers to lower energy consumption, reduce demand, improve customer resiliency or reduce use of the distribution system.

(b) Costs incurred under this section may be recovered through the funding sources authorized by subsection (a) of section 19 of chapter 25 of the General Laws.

(c) Not later than August 1, 2028, the department shall file a report detailing the results of the offerings under this section, including: (i) an analysis of costs, benefits and scalability of the offerings; and (ii) recommendations for legislative changes to any energy efficiency and renewable energy generation incentive programs. The report shall be filed with the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy and the house and senate committees on ways and means.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-98-R1

Redraft ENV 98

Sutton PFAS Removal

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Sutton for polyfluoroalkyl substance removal"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2000-0100, by striking out the figure “$14,800,779” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$14,850,779”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-98

ENV 98

Sutton PFAS Removal

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2260-8870, by inserting the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Sutton for PFAS removal"; and

in said section 2, in said item 2260-8870, by striking out the figure “$15,715,694” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$15,765,694”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-99

ENV 99

Margaret M. Carroll Memorial Greenway Access Area

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by adding the following sections:-

“SECTION XX.  The Millville node of the Blackstone River Greenway located at the Central Street parking area in the town of Millville shall be designated and known as the Margaret M. Carroll Memorial Greenway Access Area in memory of Margaret Carroll’s many years as town historian, educator, preservationist, and charter member of volunteers in parks for the John H. Chafee Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor.

SECTION XX. The department of conservation and recreation shall erect a memorial bench and maintain a suitable marker and signage bearing this designation in compliance with the standards of the department.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-100

ENV 100

Douglas State Forest Maintenance Trust Fund

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

“SECTION XX. Section 35BBB of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$1” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5”.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-101

ENV 101

Braintree Street Hockey Boards and Equipment

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

and by striking out the figure "$255,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$285,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-102

ENV 102

Seal and Shark Research

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to the Center for Coastal Studies to aid in the investigation of the behavior of gray seals and white sharks in nearshore waters;'; and by striking the figure "$1,159,379" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,239,379".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-102-R1

Redraft ENV 102

Seal and Shark Research

Messrs. Cyr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to the Center for Coastal Studies, Inc. to aid in the investigation of the behavior of gray seals and white sharks in nearshore waters”; and by striking out the figure "$8,178,813" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$8,258,813".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-103-R1

Redraft ENV 103

Business District Improvements to Promote a Walkable Downtown and Improved Parking in Foxboro

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Foxborough to assist in the creation of a pedestrian friendly walkway within the business district to access outdoor dining and for improved parking on state highway route 140 and Central, Wall and Cocasset streets"; and by striking out the figure “$5,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,050,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-103

ENV 103

Business District Improvements to Promote a Walkable Downtown and Improved Parking in Foxboro

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the town of Foxboro to assist in the creation of a pedestrian friendly walkway within the business district to access outdoor dining and improved parking on route 140 and Central, Wall and Cocasset streets"; and by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$380,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-104-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 104

Feasibility Study for Leland Farms

Messrs. Brady and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- ''; provided further, that not less than $28,000 shall be expended to the town of East Bridgewater for infrastructural needs and a master plan for a recreational area encompassing Leland Farms''; 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:- ''$283,000''.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-104

ENV 104

Feasibility Study for Leland Farms

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- ''; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for a master plan for a recreational area encompassing Lenland Farms for infrastructural needs in the town of East Bridgewater''; and by striking out the figure'' $255,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure;-''$295,000''.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-104-R1

Redraft ENV 104

Feasibility Study for Leland Farms

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- ''; provided further, that $28,000 shall be expended for a master plan for a recreational area encompassing Lenland Farms for infrastructural needs in the town of East Bridgewater''; and by striking out the figure'' $255,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure;-''$283,000''.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-105

ENV 105

Metropolitan Beaches

Messrs. Crighton, Keenan, Collins and Brady, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. O'Connor and Hinds moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0500, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for the metropolitan beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull to be fully maintained and seasonally staffed as recommended by the metropolitan beaches commission in coordination with the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Save the Harbor, Save the Bay, Inc.’s staff time, consultants and direct expenses to support the ongoing work of the metropolitan beaches commission; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae on Kings beach and Long beach in the city of Lynn; and provided further, that not less than $290,000 shall be expended for matching grants to public and nonpublic entities to support free public events and programs on the metropolitan beaches as part of Save the Harbor, Save the Bay, Inc.’s Better Beaches Grants Program as recommended by the metropolitan beaches commission; provided further that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of Red Rock Park on Lynn Shore Drive in the city of Lynn."; and

in said section 2, in said item 2800-0500, by striking out the figure “$965,231” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “1,405,231”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-106

ENV 106

Canton Street Hockey Boards and Equipment

Messrs. Timilty and Feeney 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 $30,000 shall be expended for street hockey boards and equipment in the town of Canton";

and by striking out the figure "$255,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$285,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-107

ENV 107

Amesbury Athletic Fields

Mr. Finegold and Ms. DiZoglio moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Amesbury for improvements to athletic fields"; and in said item by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$355,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-110

ENV 110

Event Fees at DCR Parks

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- ";provided further no staffing fee shall be charged for events booked by members of public, nonprofits, and local governments held in state parks smaller than 10,000 square feet in size".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-111

ENV 111

Second Essex and Middlesex Parks and Recreation

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended to the town of Andover for design and construction of passive and active recreational improvements to the Chandler Road Recreation Area located at 138 and 140 Chandler Road in the town of Andover; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvement at Tucker Family Field in the town of Andover” ; and in said item by striking out the figures “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$395,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-112

ENV 112

Bedford Recreational Courts

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended to the Town of Bedford for the development of new recreational courts in town”; 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:- “$350,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-113

ENV 113

Open Space in Swampscott

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the planning and design of renovations and improvements to open spaces in the town of Swampscott".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-113-R1

Redraft ENV 113

Open Space in Swampscott

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the planning and design of renovations and improvements to open spaces in the town of Swampscott"; and

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-114-R1

Redraft ENV 114

Old Harbor Reservation Trust

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be transferred to the Castle Island and Marine Park Trust Fund established in section 35III of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided further, that funds from such transfer shall be used for the long-term preservation, maintenance, staffing, renovation, nourishment and public safety costs for the assets of the property stretching from Castle Island to Carson beach including, but not limited to, Castle Island, Pleasure Bay, Marine park, Farragut park, the Murphy Memorial skating rink, M Street beach, Carson beach, William J. Day boulevard, Columbia road, Old Colony avenue and Preble circle”; and

by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$605,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-114-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 114

Old Harbor Reservation Trust

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be transferred to the Castle Island and Marine Park Trust Fund established in section 35III of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided further that funds from such transfer shall be used for the long-term preservation, maintenance, staffing, renovation, nourishment and public safety costs for the assets of the property stretching from Castle Island to Carson beach including, but not limited to, Castle Island, Pleasure Bay, Marine park, Farragut park, the Murphy Memorial skating rink, M Street beach, Carson beach, William J. Day boulevard, Columbia road, Old Colony avenue and Preble circle; provided further, that not less than $100,000 from such transfer shall be expended for operation and maintenance costs at the Harry McDonough Sailing Center, Inc”; and

by striking out the figure “$255,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$605,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-114

ENV 114

Old Harbor Reservation Trust

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, The Castle Island and Marine Park Trust shall be referred to as the Old Harbor Reservation Trust and cover all Old Harbor Reservation properties; Provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Old Harbor Reservation Trust to be used for the long-term preservation, maintenance, staffing, renovation, nourishment and public safety for the assets of the Old Harbor Reservation coastline stretching from Castle Island in Boston Harbor to the Columbia Point section of Dorchester Bay.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-115

ENV 115

Sustainable CAPE

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Sustainable CAPE – Center for Agricultural Preservation & Education for a local food access, education and affordability program;”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-115-R1

Redraft ENV 115

Sustainable CAPE

Mr. Cyr 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 $50,000 shall be expended for Sustainable CAPE – Center for Agricultural Preservation & Education for a local food access, education and affordability program” ; and by striking out the figure “$115,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$165,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-116

ENV 116

Buzzards Bay Coalition

Mr. Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for a coastal water quality and natural resource monitoring program in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound administered by the Buzzards Bay Coalition”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-117-R1

Redraft ENV 117

Friends of the Belle Isle

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0101, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Friends of Belle Isle Marsh, Inc. for the implementation of their environmental preservation programs” ; and

in said section 2, in said item 2300-0101, by striking out the figure $4,250,000 and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$4,300,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-117

ENV 117

Friends of the Belle Isle

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 the Friends of the Belle Isle Marsh, for the implementation of their environmental preservation programs. "$50,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-118

ENV 118

Winter Flounder Study

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0100, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance to conduct a study of winter flounder spawning and activity in and around the commonwealth's ports and harbors.".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-118-R1

Redraft ENV 118

Winter Flounder Study

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2330-0100, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, Inc. to conduct a study of winter flounder spawning and activity in and around the commonwealth's ports and harbors"; and by striking out the figure “$8,178,813” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,253,813”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-120

ENV 120

Deep Energy Retrofit Fund

Messrs. Barrett, Moore, Hinds and Cronin, Ms. Moran, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Lovely and Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after Section XX the following section: - 

 

“SECTION XX. Chapter 23J of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section: -

 

‘Section 15. (a) There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund known as the Deep Energy Retrofit Fund to be administered by the center.

 

(b) The center shall make expenditures from the fund for the purpose of providing grants to fund deep energy retrofits.

 

(c) The fund's activity shall be included in the annual report required by section 5. The center shall also annually file, no later than October 1 and at least 30 days prior to the expenditure of any funds, a plan detailing the planned uses of funds in the upcoming calendar year with the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided, however, that in the development of this plan, the center shall hold at least 1 public hearing to solicit stakeholder feedback.

 

(d) On the effective date of this act, the comptroller shall transfer no less than $45,000,000 from the General Fund to the Deep Energy Retrofit Fund established in this section for the purpose of carrying out this act. Any money remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund.’”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2023-S4-121

ENV 121

Protecting research animals

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

SECTION 1. Chapter 140 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after Section 174D the following section:-

(a) Section 174D1/2. As used in this section, the following words shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

“Animal rescue organization”, an organization whose mission and practice is the placement of abandoned, unwanted, neglected or abused animals, that does not obtain dogs or cats from a breeder or broker for payment or compensation and that is an organization exempt from taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the federal Internal Revenue Code or corresponding sections of that code.

“Animal shelter”, a facility operated, owned or maintained by an animal rescue organization that exists for the purpose of receiving, maintaining, caring for, transporting or transferring ownership of a domestic animal, but not a foster home.

“Product testing facility”, a facility that is engaged in animal research for the testing of consumer products.

“Research Facility”, a higher education research facility that utilizes dogs or cats for educational, medical or scientific research that receives public funds or a facility that provides research through a contractual agreement with a higher education research facility

(b) A research facility or product testing facility shall, after the completion of any testing or research involving a dog or cat that does not require euthanasia of the animal upon the termination of the study as defined and approved by the research or testing protocol, assess the health of the animal and determine whether the animal is suitable for adoption. Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c), a research facility or product testing facility that intends to euthanize a dog or cat shall, before euthanizing the dog or cat, make a reasonable effort to offer the dog or cat for adoption to an individual, an animal shelter or an animal rescue organization for the purpose of facilitating the adoption of said dog or cat to a permanent adoptive home. A research facility or product testing facility may enter into a collaborative agreement with an individual, an animal shelter or an animal rescue organization for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this subsection. A research facility, product testing facility, animal shelter or animal rescue organization involved with the adoption of a dog or cat used for research or testing shall make reasonable efforts to adhere to the principles of (i) facilitating permanent adoptions and discouraging post-adoption transfers, (ii) selecting adopters for willingness and ability to keep the animal permanently, provide an appropriate living space and accept lifelong responsibility for the animal’s care; and (iii) ensuring that collaboration with an individual, an animal shelter or an animal rescue organization should only occur after careful review of the entity’s mission statement (if an animal shelter or an animal rescue organization), reputation, history of involvement with animal adoption and criminal history.

(c) A research facility or product testing facility is not required to offer a dog or cat to an individual, animal shelter or rescue organization pursuant to subsection (b) if the dog or cat: (i) manifests a behavioral or medical defect that poses a risk to the health and safety of the public; or (ii) manifests symptoms of a disease, injury, congenital or hereditary condition that adversely affects, or is likely to adversely affect, the health of the dog or cat. The attending veterinarian of the research facility or product testing facility or designee shall be responsible for assessing the suitability of the dog or cat and determining its availability for adoption under this section.

(d) A facility that is required to offer dogs and cats for adoption under this section shall owe no duty of care to an animal shelter or rescue organization that accepts the animal or to a person or entity that adopts those animals, whether through the organizations or through private placement. No assumption of responsibility or liability for injuries, property damage or other damages or losses shall be incurred by a research institution or product testing facility on account of the adoption or placement of a dog or cat pursuant to the provisions of this act.

(e) Nothing in this act shall require a research institution or product testing facility to offer a dog or cat for adoption to an animal shelter, rescue organization or through private placement if the dog or cat is a newborn dog or cat in need of maternal care and not appropriate for adoption.