Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-149

ECO 149

Emergency Housing Assistance I

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

“SECTION X. The first paragraph of section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws, as amended by section 120 of chapter 7 of the acts of 2023, is hereby further amended by adding the following sentence:-  Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the emergency housing assistance program established herein shall be available only to residents of the commonwealth who have resided within the commonwealth for no less than three months, provided however that this provision shall not apply to a victim of domestic violence or a person whose living situation has been affected by a fire or other natural disaster that occurred in Massachusetts.

The department shall require applicants to provide proof of residency for a period of no less than three months. The department may require applicants to submit documentation including, but not limited to, federal and state-issued identification documents, mail, financial statements, and bills to meet the requirements of this section.

This section shall apply to applications submitted for the emergency housing assistance program on or after the effective date of this act.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-150

ECO 150

Emergency Housing Assistance II

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

“SECTION X. The first paragraph of section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws, as amended by section 120 of chapter 7 of the acts of 2023, is hereby further amended by adding the following sentence:-  Notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, the emergency housing assistance program established herein shall be available only to residents of the commonwealth who have resided within the commonwealth for no less than six months, provided however that this provision shall not apply to a victim of domestic violence or a person whose living situation has been affected by a fire or other natural disaster that occurred in Massachusetts.

The department shall require applicants to provide proof of residency for a period of no less than six months. The department may require applicants to submit documentation including, but not limited to, federal and state-issued identification documents, mail, financial statements, and bills to meet the requirements of this section.

This section shall apply to applications submitted for the emergency housing assistance program on or after the effective date of this act.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-151

ECO 151

Reaffirming the Dukakis Right-To-Shelter

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

“SECTION X. Section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding after line 44 the following:-

“Further, a needy family shall be any persons within the commonwealth, notwithstanding the lack of a present abode, with no present intention of definite and early removal, but not necessarily with the intention of remaining permanently; provided, however, that any such persons who enter the commonwealth solely for the purposes of obtaining benefits under this section shall not be considered eligible; provided, however, that the department shall require proof of the person’s last place of residence and proper identification from such person to determine if said person is eligible to receive benefits under this section.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-154

ECO 154

EcoTarium Zoological Park

Mr. Moore and Ms. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0952, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the Worcester Natural History Society, Inc. d/b/a EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature in the city of Worcester for its zoological park for the daily care of the animals, community education programming, and capital improvements to animal habitats;” and by striking out the figure “$5,200,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,700,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-154-R1

Redraft ECO 154

EcoTarium Zoological Park

Mr. Moore and Ms. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0952, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the Worcester Natural History Society, doing business as the EcoTarium Museum of Science and Nature in the city of Worcester, for its zoological park to support the daily care of the animals, community education programming and capital improvements to animal habitats”; and by striking out the figure “$5,200,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,450,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-155

ECO 155

Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance

Messrs. Feeney and Brady, Ms. Jehlen and Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor, Montigny, Cyr and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0104, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended by the Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. for promotion, resource development, and technical assistance related to the creation of permanent supportive housing for persons with disabilities who are experiencing homelessness and other solutions to homelessness”; and in said item, by striking out the figure “$8,390,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$8,890,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-161-R1

Redraft ECO 161

The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Ms. Edwards and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by inserting the following words- “; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended to The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Inc. for their operations and free programming on Boston Common and in East Boston, for educational theater and arts programming for elementary and secondary school students, and by striking out the figure “$8,697,449” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$9,147,449."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-161-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 161

The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Ms. Edwards and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by striking out the words “$300,000 shall be expended to The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Inc. for free programming on Boston Common” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “$375,000 shall be expended to The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Inc. for their operations and free programming on Boston Common and in the East Boston section of the city of Boston for educational theater and arts programming for elementary and secondary school students”; and by striking out the figure “$568,309” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$643,309".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-161

ECO 161

The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7061-9611, by inserting the following words- “; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended to The Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Inc. for their operations and free programming on Boston Common, for educational theater and arts programming for elementary and secondary school students, and by striking out the figure “$8,697,449” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$9,147,449."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-163

ECO 163

Community Action Agencies

Messrs. Moore, Cronin and Keenan, Ms. Kennedy, Ms. Moran and Messrs. Kennedy, Payano, O'Connor and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-0018 the following item:-

“7002-0025 For operational support grants to community action agencies; provided, that criteria for the distribution of the grants, including minimum or maximum grant size, eligible uses, and any relevant reporting and accountability measures, shall be developed jointly with the Massachusetts Association for Community Action, Inc. or MASSCAP; and provided further, that the grants shall be used to assist the agencies in their mission to assist residents of the commonwealth living with low incomes to stabilize their lives and achieve economic prosperity, and in creating and expanding opportunity for those residents in the neighborhoods and municipalities where they live and work.............................. $7,500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-164

ECO 164

Pyrrhotite Testing Reimbursement

Messrs. Moore, Durant, Fattman, Gomez and Oliveira, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Feeney and Ms. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0142, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a reimbursement program to be managed by the division of occupational licensure, which shall provide for the costs associated with the testing for the presence of pyrrhotite; provided further, that reimbursements shall be made at a rate of 100 per cent for visual testing conducted by a licensed professional engineer for not more than $600 and at a rate of 75 per cent for the testing of 2 core samples for not more than $4,000"; and 

by striking out the figure “$18,918,153”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- “$18,968,153”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-164-R1

Redraft ECO 164

Pyrrhotite Testing Reimbursement

Messrs. Moore, Durant, Fattman, Gomez and Oliveira, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Feeney, Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Payano moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0142, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a reimbursement program to be managed by the division of occupational licensure, which shall provide for the costs associated with the testing for the presence of pyrrhotite; provided further, that reimbursements shall be made at a rate of 100 per cent for visual testing conducted by a licensed professional engineer for not more than $600 and at a rate of 75 per cent for the testing of 2 core samples for not more than $4,000"; and by striking out the figure “$18,918,153”, each time it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$18,968,153”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-170

ECO 170

Community Empowerment and Reinvestment Grant Program

Ms. Miranda, Messrs. Gomez, Eldridge, Lewis and Oliveira, Ms. Kennedy, Messrs. Payano, Collins, Feeney and Mark, Ms. Moran, Messrs. Cronin and Moore, Ms. Jehlen and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-2021, by striking out the figure “$7,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$10,000,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-171

ECO 171

Massachusetts Cultural Council

Messrs. Mark, Eldridge, Cronin, Lewis and Feeney, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Oliveira, Ms. Miranda, Mr. Keenan, Ms. Kennedy, Mr. Kennedy, Ms. Moran and Messrs. Payano, Collins, Velis, Gomez, Tarr, O'Connor, Moore, Montigny and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0640-0300, by striking out the figure “$25,546,197” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$26,750,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-172

ECO 172

League of Women for Community Service

Ms. Miranda 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 $100,000 shall be expended to the League of Women for Community Service Inc. for the rebuilding of their historical headquarters”; and  by striking the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-172-R1

Redraft ECO 172

League of Women for Community Service

Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the League of Women for Community Service, Inc. in the city of Boston for the reconstruction of their historical headquarters”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-173

ECO 173

Home Works

Ms. Lovely and Messrs. Keenan, Gomez, Payano, O'Connor and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $800,000 shall be expended for the Home Works program to provide opportunities for children in the emergency housing assistance program to attend out-of-school time and summer programming run by youth serving organizations; provided further, that a youth serving organization shall apply to contract with the executive office of housing and livable communities to receive contract slots to serve children in the program; provided further, that the executive office may expend funds for the administration and implementation of the Home Works program"; and by striking out the figure “$325,271,903” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$326,071,903".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-176

ECO 176

Time Extension for compliance with MGL Ch.40A, 3A

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

"SECTION_. Notwithstanding any law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, the time for municipal compliance with the requirements of Chapter 40A, S. 3A of the general laws, shall be extended for not less than 1 year from the date prescribed by the guidelines promulgated by the executive office of housing and living communities as required under said Section 3A of Chapter40A."

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-177

ECO 177

Benefits moratorium

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

"SECTION_. Notwithstanding any law, rule or regulation to the contrary, and to the extent consistent with federal law, the commonwealth shall not create, establish, adopt, or initiate any measure which would create an entitlement to any new publicly funded benefit for those not legally present in the United States, through law, rule, regulation, or other mechanism."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-178

ECO 178

Relative to the impacts of MBTA Zoning

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

"SECTION _. Not  less than every three years, Executive Office of Housing and Livable Communities shall study, analyze, and make determinations as to :

1. the number of housing units produced pursuant to Chapter 40A, S.3A  of the general laws

2.  the impacts on municipal water supplies, wastewater treatment, and transportation infrastructure of such units , and,

3.  the impacts of  the production of such units on the local school districts where such units are located.

and provided further, that the results of said study, analysis, and determinations shall be filed as a report with the clerks of the House and Senate, and the Joint Committee on Housing not later than December 31."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-179

ECO 179

JALSA's Confronting the History of Housing Discrimination Program

Ms. Creem, Messrs. Eldridge, Lewis and Gomez, Ms. Miranda, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Edwards and Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by inserting the following words:- “; provided that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action, Inc. for outreach related to and the operation of its confronting the history of housing discrimination curriculum and for the development of additional curriculum units”; and by striking out the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “250,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-180

ECO 180

Allowing Moveable Tiny Houses as Permanent Residential Dwellings and Accessory Dwelling Units

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

"SECTION___. Section 1A of chapter 40A of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 358 of the acts of 2020, is hereby further amended by inserting after the definition of “MBTA community”  the following definition:-

“Movable tiny house", a transportable dwelling unit built on a frame or chassis with not more than 400 square feet, excluding lofts, projections from bay windows, open decks, porches or exterior utility and storage compartments, intended for residential use on an individual house lot where single-family dwellings are allowed or as an accessory dwelling unit; provided, however, that a “movable tiny house” shall be permanently affixed to a chassis approved by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation capable of carrying the total weight of the structure and the exterior width shall not exceed any dimension prohibited by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for movement on a public way or highway; provided further, that a “movable tiny house” shall be built in conformance with the regulations and standards of the state building code but shall not be required to have insulation in walls and floors exceeding R-13 or in ceilings exceeding R-18.

SECTION 2. Section 3 of said chapter 40A, as is hereby amended by adding the following 4 paragraphs:-

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation, registry of motor vehicles and the secretary of the commonwealth shall establish a new category for movable tiny houses. The registry of motor vehicles shall establish a process to apply for, issue and cancel certificates of title for movable tiny houses that meet all additional safety and equipment requirements established by the registry of motor vehicles; provided, however, that the registration fee for said certificates of titles for movable tiny houses and manufactured movable tiny houses shall be $100.

A movable tiny house may be placed on a lot as defined in section 1A of chapter 40A of the General Laws and lived in for not less than 180 days before an on-site inspection; provided, however, that after 180 days, a movable tiny house shall be required to have an established address, energy and water source and wastewater system; provided further, that after 180 days, the authority having jurisdiction of said lot shall provide for the inspection of the moveable tiny house by a certified member of a third-party inspection agency and if the moveable tiny house meets the standards of the inspection a certificate of occupancy shall be issued.

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a city or town may establish less restrictive rules and regulations than are permitted by this section; provided, however, that a city or town shall not establish design criteria having the effect of excluding movable tiny houses.

A city or town may incentivize hosted parking of movable tiny houses with tax abatements or other tax incentives."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-181

ECO 181

3A Multi-family zoning-MBTA Communities appeal

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

"SECTION_. Section 18 of Chapter 358 of the Acts of 2020 is hereby amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: -

(d) The Executive office of housing and livable communities shall develop and promulgate regulations to allow a municipality affected by the zoning provisions of this section to appeal for relief from such provisions based on one or more of the following:

1. The inability to meet the drinking water supply requirements necessary to support the housing units authorized by such provisions

2. The inability to meet the wastewater treatment requirements necessary to support such units

3. The inability of municipal transportation infrastructure to safely accommodate increased population attributable to housing development pursuant to such provisions

4. Any adverse environmental impacts attributable to the developments of housing units pursuant to such provisions."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-182

ECO 182

Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce

Messrs. Tarr and Payano moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-"; provided further that  $25,000 shall be expended for an economic development assistance program for small businesses owned by women, minorities and  veterans, by the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce;" and by striking the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$125,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-183

ECO 183

Shelter Providers Rate Study

Messrs. Tarr, Fattman and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0101, by adding at the end of the item the following:- "; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2024, the office shall conduct a study of rates for emergency shelter providers to establish a rate setting process commensurate to the process established under chapter 257 of the acts of 2008".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-184

ECO 184

Establish emergency assistance shelter system oversight commission to continually evaluate all expenditures related to system

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

“SECTION _. There shall be established an emergency assistance shelter system oversight commission to evaluate and report on the cost-effectiveness of the operation of the commonwealth’s emergency assistance shelter system. The commission shall conduct monthly evaluations of all expenditures related to the emergency assistance shelter system, including, but not limited to, any goods or services provided to individuals in the shelter system.

The commission shall consist of: the chairs of the joint committee on ways and means or their designees, who shall serve as co-chairs; 1 member appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives; 1 member appointed by the president of the senate;1 member appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives; 1 member appointed by the minority leader of the senate; the executive director of the office for refugees and immigrants or their designee; the secretary of housing and livable communities or their designee; the secretary of health and human services or their designee; the secretary of administration and finance or their designee; and 1 member appointed by the office of the veteran advocate.

The commission shall submit its monthly report, along with any recommendations, to the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate no later than the 15th of each month.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-185

ECO 185

Violent or Sexual Offense Shelter Waiver

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

“SECTION _. Section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2022 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following paragraph:- Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no individual convicted or charged with a violent felony or a sexual offense pursuant to chapter 265 of the General Laws, as so appearing, while receiving benefits pursuant to this chapter shall be eligible to continue to receive such benefits absent a written waiver issued by the director of the Massachusetts emergency assistance program.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-186

ECO 186

Local Room Excise

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

“SECTION _. Section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2022 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end thereof the following sentence:- Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a city or town that has accepted section 3A of chapter 64G of the General Laws shall be provided a quarterly estimate of excise tax collections for any hotel or motel, within said city or town, under contract to provide emergency housing assistance to individuals receiving benefits under this section for which such excise tax is not paid."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-187

ECO 187

Emergency Housing Assistance Reporting & Domestic Violence Victims

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

“SECTION _. Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2023 is hereby amended by striking out the words, ‘and (viii) any projected deficiency in funds related to said crisis in fiscal year 2024 and projected costs related to said crisis through the end of fiscal year 2025’, and inserting in place thereof the following language:-

'(viii) any projected deficiency in funds related to said crisis in fiscal year 2024 and projected costs related to said crisis through the end of fiscal year 2025; and (ix) the total number of individuals on the waitlist for the emergency housing assistance program who have lived in Massachusetts for a minimum of 12 months that have reported seeking shelter due to domestic violence;'.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-188

ECO 188

Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators 50th Anniversary

Ms. Lovely, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Miranda, Ms. Jehlen, Mr. Tarr, Ms. Moran and Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators to celebrate the 50th anniversary"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-189

ECO 189

Black Market Nubian Square

Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Madison Park Development Corporation for the annual cultural district celebration curated for Nubian Square residents, visitors and tourists by the social enterprise Black Market Nubian" and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-190

ECO 190

The Chica Project

Ms. Miranda and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “, provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to The Chica Project to support the organization’s innovative, trauma informed and culturally affirming girls empowerment and mentoring program" and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$140,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-190-R1

Redraft ECO 190

The Chica Project

Ms. Miranda and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to Chica Project in the city of Quincy to support the organization’s innovative, trauma-informed and culturally affirming girls empowerment and mentoring program"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$140,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-192

ECO 192

From the Top

Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for public service announcements to be broadcast during From The Top, Inc.’s radio programming”; and by striking out the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-193

ECO 193

EA Supportive Services Reporting

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

“SECTION X. Notwithstanding an any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office of housing and livable communities shall identify and publish all costs associated with childcare supportive services provided through the emergency housing assistance program. The secretary shall add this information to each biweekly report of the emergency housing assistance program pursuant to Chapter 77 of the Acts of 2023, and shall submit a report with this information to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives no more than three days following the publishing of each emergency housing assistance program report. This section shall take effect upon its passage.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-194

ECO 194

New Beginnings Re-entry Services Inc

Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to New Beginnings Reentry Services, Inc. to reduce recidivism and provide housing to formerly incarcerated women in the city of Boston transitioning back into the community"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-195

ECO 195

Belmont Environmental Costs

Mr. Brownsberger moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended to the town of Belmont for environmental remediation and environmental compliance costs, including the costs of use of natural refrigerants and related costs in capital projects”; and further by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$850,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-195-R1

Redraft ECO 195

Belmont Environmental Costs

Mr. Brownsberger 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 $750,000 shall be expended to the town of Belmont for environmental remediation and environmental compliance costs, including the cost of natural refrigerants and related capital project expenses”; and by striking out the figure “$18,598,482” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$19,348,482”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-196

ECO 196

Greater Lowell Community Projects

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-1192, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $275,000 shall be expended to the Greater Lowell Community Foundation in the City of Lowell for community programs”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$375,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-196-R1

Redraft ECO 196

Greater Lowell Community Projects

Mr. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $275,000 shall be expended to Greater Lowell Community Foundation, Inc. in the city of Lowell for community programs”; and by striking out the figure “$5,803,258” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$6,078,258”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-197

ECO 197

Mattress Recycling Social Enterprise

Messrs. Kennedy, Eldridge, Lewis and Keenan, Ms. Miranda, Messrs. Barrett and Payano, Ms. Moran and Messrs. Fattman and Cyr 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 $500,000 shall be expended  for  the department of environmental protection to develop an employment social enterprise impact pilot program to provide funding for at least 1 nonprofit entity to provide recycling services with the overall goal of fostering job security for individuals facing barriers to employment through the provision of mattress recycling work opportunities, provided further, that eligible applicants shall have a demonstrated history of providing mattress recycling services in the commonwealth as an approved vendor to the department for not less than 5 years; provided further, that contracts through the program may be awarded for periods of not more than 5 years with options for renewal”; and by striking out the figure “$499,997” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$999,997”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-198-R1

Redraft ECO 198

The EON Foundation

Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Equitable Opportunities Now to provide programs, services and technical assistance to support equitable economic opportunities in the cannabis industry within communities most impacted by the war on drugs"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-198

ECO 198

The EON Foundation

Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; proved further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to The EON Foundation d/b/a Equitable Opportunities Now, to provide programs, services, and technical assistance to support equitable economic opportunities in the cannabis industry within communities most impacted by by the war on drugs"; and by striking the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$180,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-199

ECO 199

Youth Development & Civic Engagement

Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Louis D. Brown Peace Institute for youth programming in arts, sports, and civic engagement; provided, that funds shall be expended as grants in the aggregate amount of not less than $25,000 to One Love Sports Academy Inc for violence prevention programming, extra curricular activities, and leadership development for at-risk and proven-risk youth in the neighborhoods of Boston with the highest rates of community violence and gun violence, and provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended to Chill Diamond Ring Education Foundation for development opportunities for youth, teens, and young adults through mentorship, financial literacy, business, entrepreneurship, mental health, sports recreation and work readiness; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended to Modern Mentor Inc. for youth mentorship programming; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended to Marcus Anthony Hall Institute for youth civic engagement and leadership training”; and by striking out the figure $100,000 and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $200,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-199-R1

Redraft ECO 199

Youth Development & Civic Engagement

Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to One Love Sports Academy Inc in the city of Boston for violence prevention programming, extracurricular activities and leadership development for at-risk and proven-risk youth in the neighborhoods of the city of Boston with the highest rates of community violence and gun violence; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Chills’ Diamond Ring Education Foundation Inc. in the city of Boston for development opportunities for youth, teens and young adults through mentorship, financial literacy education, business education, entrepreneurship opportunities, mental health supports, sports recreation and work readiness education; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Modern Mentor Inc. in the city of Boston for youth mentorship programming; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Marcus Anthony Hall Educational Institute (MAHEI), Inc. in the city of Boston for youth civic engagement and leadership training”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-200

ECO 200

Urban Agenda Grant Program

Messrs. Kennedy, Moore, Lewis, Eldridge, Gomez, Oliveira and Mark and Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-2021 the following item:-

"7002-0036 For a competitive grant program to work with urban entrepreneurs to promote small businesses, create new jobs and support  workforce development and training initiatives in urban communities; provided, that the program shall be administered by the executive office of economic development; and provided further, that funds may be used for planning grants to local housing authorities and municipalities in urban areas to develop new affordable rental or homeownership housing.......$2,500,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-201-R1

Redraft ECO 201

Tourism Job Creation

Messrs. Mark, Eldridge, Oliveira and Gomez, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Payano and Moore, Ms. Moran and Messrs. O'Connor, Fattman, Cronin and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund established in section 13T of chapter 23A of the General Laws”; and by striking out the figure “$568,309” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,068,309”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-201

ECO 201

Tourism Job Creation

Messrs. Mark, Eldridge, Oliveira and Gomez, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Payano and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding at the end thereof the following: “; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Tourism Trust Fund established in section 13T of chapter 23A of the General Laws” and by striking the figure “$568,309” and replacing it with the figure “$1,568,309”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-202-R1

Redraft ECO 202

FORGE

Messrs. Kennedy and Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended to FORGE to operate a state-wide program which promotes manufacturing and innovation by supporting manufacturing readiness for startups and connecting them to Massachusetts-based manufacturers to promote local supply chains and future resiliency"; and by striking out the figure “$5,803,258” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,978,258”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-202

ECO 202

FORGE

Messrs. Kennedy and Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0010, by adding the following the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended to FORGE to operate a state-wide program which promotes manufacturing and innovation by supporting manufacturing readiness for startups and connecting them to Massachusetts-based manufacturers to promote local supply chains and future resiliency"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$450,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-204-R1

Redraft ECO 204

Inclusive Extracurricular Arts and Culture Programming

Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to BAMS Fest, Inc. in the city of Boston for cultural programming centered on racial equity, creative freedom and economic empowerment for creative entrepreneurs; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to OrigiNation, Inc. for the Cultural Arts Center in the Jamaica Plain section of the city of Boston for youth programming in dance and theater arts; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to The HYPPE LLC in the city of Boston to provide year-round resources and accessibility for youth to participate in dance classes and be exposed to cultural art through community field trips; and provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to H.E.R.O. Nurturing Center, Inc. in the city of Boston for individual and group healing and wellness activities"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-  “$210,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-204

ECO 204

Inclusive Extracurricular Arts and Culture Programming

Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $110,000 shall be expended to Embrace Boston Inc. for inclusive arts, cultural and the creatives sector; provided, that funds shall be expended as grants in the aggregate amount of not less than $40,000 to BAMS Fest, Inc. for cultural programming centered on racial equity, creative freedom and economic empowerment for creative entrepreneurs; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended to OrigiNations for youth programming in dance and theater arts; and provided further that not less than $25,000 be expended to The HYPPE Inc., to provide youth year-round resources and accessibility for youth to participate in dance classes and be exposed to cultural art through community field trips; and provided further, that not less than $20,000 be expended to H.E.R.O. Nurturing Center for individual and group healing and wellness activities"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $210,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-211-R1

Redraft ECO 211

Berkshire Funding Focus

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to support the work of the Berkshire Funding Focus program”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-211

ECO 211

Berkshire Funding Focus

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission to further support the work of the Berkshire Funding Focus program”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-212-R1

Redraft ECO 212

Maintain Expanded Housing Counseling Capacity

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended as grants to the Lynn Housing Authority to provide housing stabilization services and information and referral services to households who face significant barriers to sustaining housing, including, but not limited to, those who are currently or previously have been served with: (i) residential assistance payments under item 7004-9316; or (ii) emergency rental assistance and other services under the executive office of housing and livable communities’ 2019 novel coronavirus eviction diversion initiative”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$400,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-212

ECO 212

Maintain Expanded Housing Counseling Capacity

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended equally as grants to Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, Inc. and the Lynn Housing Authority to provide information and referral services relating to emergency rental assistance and other services under the executive office of housing and livable communities’ 2019 novel coronavirus eviction diversion initiative; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended equally as grants to Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, Inc. and the Lynn Housing Authority for housing stabilization services for certain households served with residential assistance payments under item 7004-9316 or emergency rental assistance under the executive office of housing and livable communities’ 2019 novel coronavirus eviction diversion initiative, who face significant barriers to sustaining housing payments”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$700,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-214

ECO 214

MCI Concord Planning Consultants

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided, that not less than $475,000 shall be expended for Concord for planning for the reuse and redevelopment of the former Massachusetts correctional institution in Concord”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$575,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-214-R1

Redraft ECO 214

MCI Concord Planning Consultants

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $475,000 shall be expended to the town of Concord for planning the reuse and redevelopment of the former Massachusetts correctional institution”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$575,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-215

ECO 215

W.A.T.C.H., INC

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to support staffing at W.A.T.C.H., INC and prevent evictions”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-216

ECO 216

Community Day Center of Waltham

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to maintain patient safety and security at the Community Day Center of Waltham, Inc.”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-217

ECO 217

USS Nantucket Commissioning

Messrs. Rush, Cronin and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the USS Nantucket Commissioning Committee for expenses associated with the September 2024 Commissioning of the USS Nantucket”; and by striking the figure “568,309” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “693,309”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-218

ECO 218

Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

Ms. Lovely, Messrs. Gomez, Lewis, Eldridge, Feeney and Mark, Ms. Miranda, Messrs. Keenan and Velis, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Payano, Collins, Tarr and Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___ the following section:-

“SECTION XX.  Chapter 121B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2018 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 61. (a) The department shall, subject to appropriation, establish and administer through administering agencies, the Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program also known as MRVP, a program of rental assistance for eligible low-income, very low-income, and extremely low-income households through mobile and project-based vouchers for the purpose of obtaining decent, stable, and affordable housing and promoting economically mixed housing. The department shall issue the number of vouchers anticipated to completely utilize, but not exceed the appropriation for this program; provided further, that the department shall establish the amounts of the mobile and project-based vouchers so that the appropriation in this item shall not be exceeded by payments for rental assistance and administration.

(b) To be eligible to receive assistance under this section, a household shall have a net income that does not exceed 80 percent of the area median income, as determined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The department may award mobile vouchers to eligible households occupying MRVP project-based units that shall expire due to the non-renewal of project-based rental assistance contracts. Households shall meet eligibility requirements as required in this section and applicable regulations and guidance issued by the department. Not less than 75 percent of the vouchers shall be targeted to households whose income at initial occupancy does not exceed 30 percent of the area median income.

(c) A payment standard is the amount used by an administering agency to calculate the maximum amount of the MRVP subsidy. Except as provided under paragraph (d), the payment standard for each size of a dwelling unit in a market area shall not exceed 110 percent of the fair market rent, or Small Area Fair Market Rent as established annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, for the same size of dwelling unit in the same market area and shall be not less than 100 percent of that fair market rent, except that no administering agency shall be required as a result of a reduction in the fair market rent to reduce the payment standard applied to a household continuing to reside in a unit for which the household was receiving assistance under this section at the time the fair market rent was reduced. The department shall allow administering agencies to request exception payment standards within fair market rental areas subject to criteria and procedures established by the department.

(d) The department may require an administering agency to submit the payment standard of the administering agency to the department for approval, if the payment standard is less than 100 percent of the fair market rent or exceeds 110 percent of the fair market rent, except that an administering agency may establish a payment standard of not more than 120 percent of the fair market rent where necessary as a reasonable accommodation for a person with a disability, without approval of the department. An administering agency may use a payment standard that is greater than 120 percent of the fair market rent as a reasonable accommodation for a person with a disability, but only with the approval of the department. In connection with the use of any increased payment standard established or approved pursuant to either of the preceding two sentences as a reasonable accommodation for a person with a disability, the department may not establish additional requirements regarding the amount of adjusted income paid by such person for rent.

(e) A household that receives tenant-based assistance under this section, with respect to any dwelling unit, shall not pay for rent more than 30 per cent of the monthly adjusted net income of the household; except that households receiving tenant-based assistance under this section may pay more than 30 per cent of the monthly adjusted net income of the household, at their option, in excess of the payment standard for the voucher, provided that this amount may not exceed 40 per cent of the monthly adjusted net income of the household in the first year of occupancy; provided further that the department shall adjust household rent for those paying separately for utilities.

(f) The rent for dwelling units for which a housing assistance payment contract is established under this subsection shall be reasonable in comparison with rents charged for comparable dwelling units in the private, unassisted local market.

(g) For each dwelling unit for which a housing assistance payment contract is established under this section, the administering agency shall inspect the unit before any assistance payment is made to determine whether the dwelling unit meets the minimum standards of fitness for human habitation as required by the State Sanitary Code. These requirements cannot be waived. Each administering agency providing assistance under this section shall, for each assisted dwelling unit, make inspection not less often than biennially during the term of the housing assistance payments contract for the unit to determine whether the unit is maintained in accordance with the requirements of this paragraph.

(h) Effective as of January 1, 2022, the monthly administrative fee for all vouchers administered under this section shall be not less than the administrative fee rates for the Housing Choice Voucher Program, as established annually by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development$80.00 per voucher, per month.

(i) The department shall maintain and administer a single voucher management system and shall collect data on the utilization of rental vouchers in each fiscal year under this program. This data shall include, but not be limited to: the location and value of each voucher-assisted unit; the number and average value of mobile and project-based vouchers currently distributed in the Commonwealth, in each county, and in each municipality; the household size; age of the head of household and each member of the household; the race and ethnicity of each household; the income and source of income of each household. The department shall report to the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means and Joint Committee on Housing annually on the utilization of rental vouchers in each fiscal year under this program.  The department shall collect and report on the data collection as required under Chapter 334 of the Acts of 2006.

(j) The department shall promulgate regulations and guidance to implement this section.

(k) Any unspent funding appropriated for this program through budget line-item 7004-9024 in any fiscal year shall not revert, but shall be made available for the purposes of the item in the next fiscal year.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-219

ECO 219

Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Inc

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation, Inc. for staffing needs and enhanced programmatic offerings”; and by striking out the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “160,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-220

ECO 220

Hanscom Field Advisory Commission

Messrs. Barrett and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Hanscom Field Advisory Commission to study fine particulate matter near Hanscom Field”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$115,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-221

ECO 221

Stoughton Train Depot

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the Stoughton Train Depot Building in the town of Stoughton"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,100,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-222

ECO 222

Forbes House Museum

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0640-0300, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for barn and other building renovations at the Forbes House Museum in the town of Milton"; and by striking out the figure "$25,546,197" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$25,621,197".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-223

ECO 223

Latinos for Education

Messrs. Payano, Eldridge and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-“; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended to Latinos for Education"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$600,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-224

ECO 224

Reentry Housing Subsidies

Mr. Payano, Ms. Miranda and Messrs. Eldridge, Lewis and Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9034, by inserting after the words "does not exceed the amount appropriated" the following words:-", prior appropriation continued."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-225-R1

Redraft ECO 225

Coalition for an Equitable Economy

Messrs. Gomez, Eldridge, Mark, Oliveira, O'Connor and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the Coalition for an Equitable Economy, Inc. to promote an equitable and inclusive small business ecosystem"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$350,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-225

ECO 225

Coalition for an Equitable Economy

Messrs. Gomez, Eldridge, Mark and Oliveira moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the Coalition for an Equitable Economy"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$600,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-226

ECO 226

Amplify Latinx

Messrs. Gomez and Eldridge and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for The Latina Circle, Inc."; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$600,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-226-R1

Redraft ECO 226

Amplify Latinx

Messrs. Gomez and Eldridge, Ms. Edwards and Messrs. O'Connor, Timilty and Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for The Latina Circle, Inc. to promote racial equity and economic mobility "; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$400,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-232-R1

Redraft ECO 232

Choice4teens

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4512-0205, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Choices4Teens Mentoring Group Inc. for a mentoring program to improve outcomes for at-risk youth, address social and behavioral issues, and support violence prevention in the city of Brockton”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-232

ECO 232

Choice4teens

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4512-0205, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Choices4Teens Mentoring Group, Inc.’s mentoring program to improve outcomes for at-risk youth and address issues related to drugs, gangs and violence prevention in the city of Brockton”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-234

ECO 234

Urban Impact Initiative

Messrs. Gomez and Oliveira moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended as a grant to Urban Impact Initiative Massachusetts to support organizations and programs in the cities of Springfield, Chicopee and Holyoke"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figures "$350,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-235

ECO 235

New North Citizen's Council

Messrs. Gomez and Oliveira 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 $25,000 shall be expended to New North Citizen's Council to support the Brightwood Elderly Living Loving Apartments"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figures "$125,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-236-R1

Redraft ECO 236

NeighborWorks Housing Solutions

Messrs. Brady and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for NeighborWorks Housing Solutions to digitize their records in the city of Brockton''; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-236

ECO 236

NeighborWorks Housing Solutions

Messrs. Brady and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-  "; provided further, that  $50,000 shall be expended for NeighborWorks Housing Solutions to digitize their records in the city of Brockton''; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-237-R1

Redraft ECO 237

East Bridgewater Public Library

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the East Bridgewater public library for upgrades and maintenance''; and by striking out the figure " $100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure;- ''$150,000''.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-237

ECO 237

East Bridgewater Public Library

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for upgrades and maintenance of the East Bridgewater Public Library n the town of East Bridgewater''; and by striking out the figure " $100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure;- ''$150,000''.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-238-R1

Redraft ECO 238

Downtown Brockton Beautification

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup and beautification of the downtown area in the city of Brockton"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000'' and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-238

ECO 238

Downtown Brockton Beautification

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup and beautification of the downtown area in the city of Brockton"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000'' and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-239

ECO 239

Haitian Community Partners

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for staffing at the Haitian Community Partners of Brockton to provide services to the citizens in the city of Brockton”; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place the following figure:- "$150,000''.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-239-R1

Redraft ECO 239

Haitian Community Partners

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for staffing at Haitian Community Partners of Brockton to provide services to the citizens in the city of Brockton”; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place the following figure:- "$150,000''.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-242

ECO 242

Ward Hill Business Park

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the city of Haverhill for the purpose of signage at Ward Hill Business Park”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$140,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-243

ECO 243

Goodwill of Pittsfield

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $25,000 be expended for the Goodwill of Pittsfield to support building maintenance costs”

and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$125,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-243-R1

Redraft ECO 243

Goodwill of Pittsfield

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires and Southern Vermont, Inc. in the city of Pittsfield for building maintenance costs”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$125,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-245

ECO 245

Small Business Technical Assistance

Messrs. Payano, Moore, Lewis and Mark, Ms. Miranda, Messrs. Keenan, Eldridge, Gomez, Velis and Oliveira, Ms. Jehlen and Messrs. Collins, Kennedy, O'Connor, Montigny and Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0040, by striking out the figure "$5,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$10,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-246-R1

Redraft ECO 246

Pettengill House

Messrs. Finegold and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for The Pettengill House, Inc. in the city of Amesbury for its Individual and Family Stabilization Program”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$125,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-246

ECO 246

Pettengill House

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for The Pettengill House, Inc. in the city of Amesbury for a program of basic needs financial assistance through the Individual and Family Stabilization Program fund”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$125,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-247

ECO 247

Amesbury Downtown Lighting Improvements

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Amesbury for lighting improvements in the downtown region of the city”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-249

ECO 249

Andover News

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Andover News LLC for operational support of nonpartisan journalism in the town of Andover”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-250

ECO 250

Massachusetts Downtown Initiative

Messrs. Payano, O'Connor, Tarr and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 7002-1510 the following item:-

"7002-1517 For technical assistance to municipalities to promote compact, walkable downtowns that have a vibrant mix of commercial and residential uses, cultural and recreational amenities, and access to public transportation…..$600,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-251

ECO 251

Downtown Beautification in Attleboro

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for a downtown beautification project in the city of Attleboro for the purchasing and installation of street furniture and infrastructure including but not limited to benches, trash receptacles, and planter boxes"; and by striking out the figure "100,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$140,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-252

ECO 252

Volt Hockey Adaptive Sports Program

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to Space2Thrive, Inc. to support the Volt Hockey program, acquisition of adaptive volt hockey wheelchairs, and partnership with the Hockomock Area YMCA in North Attleboro and surrounding communities to expand access to the adaptive sport of volt hockey for people living with disabilities that have limited upper and lower body mobility"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$160,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-253

ECO 253

Playing Fields and Recreation Renovations and Upgrades in Canton

Messrs. Feeney and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the town of Canton to be used to construct fences and address field safety concerns at various recreational fields in the town of Canton”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$140,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-254

ECO 254

Worker Ownership

Mr. Cyr, Ms. Miranda and Messrs. Mark, Gomez, Eldridge, Oliveira and Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0300, by inserting after the word “industries” the following words: "; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership for the purpose of contracting for services and other operational costs that further the mission of the center”; and by striking out the figure “$1,326,818" and inserting in place thereof the figure “$1,626,818”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-254-R1

Redraft ECO 254

Worker Ownership

Mr. Cyr, Ms. Miranda, Messrs. Mark, Gomez, Eldridge, Oliveira, Collins, O'Connor, Fattman and Rush and Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0300, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Center for Employee Ownership  to contract for services and for other operational costs that further the mission of the center”; and by striking out the figure “$1,326,818" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,526,818”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-255

ECO 255

Downtown Beautification Project in Mansfield

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a downtown beautification project in the town of Mansfield"; and by striking out the figure "100,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-256

ECO 256

Roof Repairs at Wilmington Town Museum

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Wilmington for roof repairs to the Wilmington Town Museum at the Col. Joshua Harnden Tavern”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$130,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-257

ECO 257

Parking Improvements in Uptown Foxborough

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be allocated for the rehabilitation of the "Veterans Parking Lot" located between Central Street, South Street, Wall Street, and Cocasset Street in the center of the town of Foxborough"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-258

ECO 258

Robin Road Project in Sharon

Messrs. Feeney and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the survey, analysis, and design plans for drainage improvements on Robin road in Sharon"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-258-R1

Redraft ECO 258

Robin Road Project in Sharon

Messrs. Feeney and Timilty 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 $40,000 shall be expended for the survey, analysis and design plans for drainage improvements on Robin road in the town of Sharon"; and by striking out the figure "$12,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$12,040,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-259-R1

Redraft ECO 259

Security Fencing for Police Headquarters in Norton

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 8000-0313, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the Norton police department for the installation of security fencing to store police department vehicles and equipment”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$110,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-259

ECO 259

Security Fencing for Police Headquarters in Norton

Mr. Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the Norton police department to be applied toward the installation of security fencing to store police vehicles and equipment.”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$110,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-260

ECO 260

Boston Children's Museum

Messrs. Collins and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- "; provided further that not less than $250,000 be directed to the Boston Children’s Museum for conservation planning to increase sustainability and protect assets by improving and updating the building envelope"; and by striking out the figure "$568,309" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$818,309".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-262-R1

Redraft ECO 262

MakeIT Haverhill Workforce Development Initiative

Messrs. Payano and Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Community Action Inc.’s MakeIT Haverhill program"; and by striking out the figure "$1,754,807" and inserting in place thereof the following figure "$1,804,807".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-262

ECO 262

MakeIT Haverhill Workforce Development Initiative

Messrs. Payano and Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for Community Action Inc.’s MakeIT Haverhill program"; and by striking out the figure "$1,754,807" and inserting in place thereof the following figure "$1,804,807".

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-263

ECO 263

Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc

Mr. Payano moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-“; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc. to increase and enhance entrepreneurial opportunities, neighborhood investment, revitalization activities, and the self-sufficiency of low-income and moderate-income residents of the Methuen Arlington section of the city of Methuen"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$250,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-263-R1

Redraft ECO 263

Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc

Mr. Payano moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-“; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc. to increase and enhance entrepreneurial opportunities, neighborhood investment, revitalization activities, and the self-sufficiency of low-income and moderate-income residents of the Methuen Arlington section of the city of Methuen"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$250,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-264-R1

Redraft ECO 264

Hispanic Image

Mr. Payano moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Hispanic Image Smart Women’s Biz Hub, Inc. to empower and provide professional development services to underrepresented entrepreneurs"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-264

ECO 264

Hispanic Image

Mr. Payano moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to Hispanic Image Smart Women’s Biz Hub, Inc. for the purpose of empowering and providing professional development services to underrepresented entrepreneurs"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-266

ECO 266

Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Messrs. Feeney and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by striking the figure "$1,700,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-267

ECO 267

Expanding RAFT

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

"SECTION_. Subclause (iii) of subsection (b) of section 15 of Chapter 239 is hereby amended by inserting after the word, "denied", the following words:- "provided that notice shall be given of such pending eviction, and the Department of Housing and Community Development shall expedite the processing of such applications."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-268

ECO 268

Technical Correction to Coverage Exemption

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

“SECTION ___. Section 1 of chapter 150E of the general laws is hereby amended by inserting after the second sentence of the definition of “employee” the following sentence: No person employed by the commonwealth in the Management Classification Series below the level of M-VI shall be excluded from the coverage of this chapter unless either the department of labor relations has determined that the actual duties of the particular position or positions meet the test of a managerial employee established in this paragraph or an agreement exists with the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit that covers similar types of work."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-269

ECO 269

Irish Cultural Centre of Greater Boston

Messrs. Feeney and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Irish Cultural Centre, Inc. of greater Boston for the restoration and improvements of the cultural center in Canton”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-270

ECO 270

Wayland Community Pool

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for Wayland Community Pool, Inc. to make improvements to its facilities; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-270-R1

Redraft ECO 270

Wayland Community Pool

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Wayland Community Pool, Inc. for facilities improvements"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-272

ECO 272

Housing Authorities

Ms. Edwards, Messrs. Eldridge and Lewis, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Moran and Messrs. O'Connor, Brady and Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-9005, by inserting the following words: -"; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for subsidies to housing authorities, and by striking the figures “$115,000,000” and inserting in its place the following figures:”$117,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-273

ECO 273

Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition (MAWOCC)

Ms. Kennedy, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Miranda and Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be provided to the Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition, Inc to build infrastructure, capacity, and expand program delivery"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$300,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-273-R1

Redraft ECO 273

Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition (MAWOCC)

Ms. Kennedy, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Miranda and Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition, Inc. to build infrastructure, capacity, and expand program delivery"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$300,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-274

ECO 274

Career Technical Initiative

Ms. Kennedy and Messrs. Eldridge, Feeney, Gomez, Payano, Collins, O'Connor and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-1091, by striking out the figure “10,379,600” and inserting in place thereof:- “$15,379,600”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-276

ECO 276

Berkshire Black Economic Council

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:-  “; provided further that not less than $275,000 shall be expended to the Berkshire Black Economic Council, Inc. to purchase a 3.2 acre land parcel designed as Site 8 in the William Stanley Business Park in the city of Pittsfield, to support economic development in the Berkshires”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure: - “$375,000”.

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-277

ECO 277

Berkshire Innovation Center Manufacturing Academy

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $75,000 be expended for the Berkshire Innovation Center for the growth and expansion of the Berkshire Innovation Center  Manufacturing Academy”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-277-R1

Redraft ECO 277

Berkshire Innovation Center Manufacturing Academy

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the growth and expansion of the BIC Manufacturing Academy at the Berkshire Innovation Center, Inc. ”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-278-R1

Redraft ECO 278

Reimagine Goshen Center

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Goshen for the Re-Imagine Goshen Center Project to transform underutilized areas downtown in the town of Goshen into integrated public spaces"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-278

ECO 278

Reimagine Goshen Center

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be allocated to the Re-Imagine Goshen Center Project to transform the existing underutilized areas across from the town offices and historic town hall as to create an integrated public space"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure: - “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-279

ECO 279

W.E.B Du Bois Sculpture in Great Barrington

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the W.E.B. Du Bois Sculpture Project at the Mason Public Library in the town of Great Barrington”;

and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-280

ECO 280

Dalton Community Recreation Association

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7010-1192, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Dalton Community Recreation Association in the town of Dalton"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-281

ECO 281

Economic Development in the Town of Southwick

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $12,500 shall be expended to the town of Southwick to promote economic development and encourage local shopping”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$112,500”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-282

ECO 282

Boston Area Youth - Cash Assistance For Stable Housing

Ms. Edwards, Ms. Miranda and Messrs. Collins and Payano moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4000-0007, by adding the following words- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated to BAY-CASH to provide direct cash assistance to unaccompanied homeless youth"; and by striking out the figure "10,545,850" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "10,645,850".

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-283

ECO 283

Bryant Homestead

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be allocated for renovations at the William Cullen Bryant homestead property in Cummington"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-285

ECO 285

Wilder Homestead

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, adding the following words:- “; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Wilder Homestead property in Buckland to support restoration efforts”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-285-R1

Redraft ECO 285

Wilder Homestead

Mr. Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Wilder Homestead property in the town of Buckland to support restoration efforts”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-287

ECO 287

Bottom Line

Ms. Edwards and Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Bottom Line, Inc. to provide college transition and college retention services for low-income or aspiring first-generation college students”; and by striking the figure “$7,318,346” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$7,418,346."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-287-R1

Redraft ECO 287

Bottom Line

Ms. Edwards and Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7027-0019, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Bottom Line, Inc. to provide college transition and college retention services for low-income or aspiring first-generation college students”; and by striking the figure “$7,318,346” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$7,393,346."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-288

ECO 288

Massachusetts Fair Housing Center

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0099, by adding the following:- "; provided further that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Massachusetts Fair Housing Center to protect Massachusetts’ residents from housing discrimination”; and by striking out the figure “$14,356,798” and inserting in place thereof the figure: - “$14,506,798”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-289

ECO 289

Statewide Youth Sports Activities

Messrs. Finegold and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a grant program to support youth sports nonprofit programs that primarily serve low-income or marginalized students and that seek to foster improved outcomes in physical health, mental well-being, school participation and sense of community”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$350,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-290

ECO 290

Lynn Disability Network

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Lynn Disability Network for more inclusive programming in the City of Lynn"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-291

ECO 291

Lynnfield Recreational Trail Development Program

Messrs. Crighton and Tarr 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 a recreational trail development program in the town of Lynnfield”; and by striking out the figure "$12,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$12,050,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-292-R1

Redraft ECO 292

Homebuying Consumer Counseling

Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Miranda and Messrs. Keenan, Mark, O'Connor, Moore, Montigny and Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by striking out section 7006-0011 in its entirety and replacing it with the following:-

"7006-0011. For the costs incurred by the division of banks associated with licensure of loan originators under chapter 255F of the General Laws; provided, that the division may expend revenues of not more than $3,050,000 from the revenue received from administrative fees associated with the licensure fees and from civil administrative penalties collected under said chapter 255F; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended by the commissioner of banks as grants for the operation of a program for best lending practices, first-time homeowner counseling for nontraditional loans and not less than 10 foreclosure education centers under section 16 of chapter 206 of the acts of 2007 and that the grants shall be awarded through a competitive application process using criteria established by the division; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system.......................... $3,050,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-292

ECO 292

Homebuying Consumer Counseling

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0011, by adding after the word "that" the second time it appears, the words "$1,500,000 in"; and by striking out the figure "$1,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$3,000,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-301

ECO 301

Prioritizing Homeless Veterans for Shelter Assistance

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

“SECTION X. Section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2022 Official Edition, is hereby amended in subclause (B) in the first sentence by inserting at the end thereof the following language:- '; provided that said regulations shall prioritize eligibility for the program for honorably discharged homeless veterans'."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-306

ECO 306

New American Center of Massachusetts

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding following words:- “; provided further, that no less than $150,000 shall be expended for the New American Association of Massachusetts”; and by striking out the figure “$568,309” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$718,309”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-307-R1

Redraft ECO 307

Food trailer for the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4590-1507, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Stoneham, Inc. for the purchase of a food trailer"; and by striking out the figure "$7,700,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$7,750,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-307

ECO 307

Food trailer for the Boys & Girls Club of Stoneham and Wakefield

Mr. Lewis 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 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Stoneham and Wakefield for the purchase of a food trailer"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-309

ECO 309

Microlending

Messrs. Gomez, Eldridge, Oliveira, Moore and Lewis, Ms. Miranda, Messrs. Mark, O'Connor and Cronin and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7007-0801, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $1,200,000 shall be expended for historically underserved small & micro businesses including to Black, Indigenous, Latine, Immigrant, and Asian American and Pacific Islander businesses"; and by striking out the figure "$1,500,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,700,000". 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-310

ECO 310

Metrowest Region Climate Resilience

Mr. Eldridge 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 $50,000 shall be expended for MassEnergize, Inc. to support programs for climate resilience and clean energy in the Metrowest region;” and by striking out the figure "$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-311-R1

Redraft ECO 311

LEDC Chicopee

Messrs. Gomez and Oliveira moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Latino Economic Development Corporation to develop an initiative for the downtown area in Chicopee"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure "$125,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-311

ECO 311

LEDC Chicopee

Messrs. Gomez and Oliveira moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the Latino Economic Development Corporation to develop an initiative for the downtown area in Chicopee"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$600,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-311-R2

2nd Redraft ECO 311

LEDC Chicopee

Messrs. Gomez and Oliveira moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Latino Economic Development Corporation, Inc. to develop an initiative for the downtown area in the city of Chicopee"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$125,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-312

ECO 312

Rehabilitation at the Colonial Jeremiah Lee Mansion

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the town of Marblehead to rehabilitate the Slave Quarters and Kitchen at the Colonial Jeremiah Lee Mansion, a National Historic Site”; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$125,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-313-R1

Redraft ECO 313

Flagpole banners in Wakefield

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the Wakefield Area Chamber of Commerce for the design, purchase, and installation of banners in downtown Wakefield"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$110,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-313

ECO 313

Flagpole banners in Wakefield

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $10,000 be expended to the Wakefield Area Chamber of Commerce for the design, purchase, and installation of banners in downtown Wakefield"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$110,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-314-R1

Redraft ECO 314

Latin American Business Organization Regional BIPOC Small Business Support

Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Latin American Business Organization Inc. to provide technical assistance to   historically disadvantaged businesses in Worcester county focused on financial management, access to capital, legal compliance, startup fundamentals and supplier diversity certification"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-314

ECO 314

Latin American Business Organization Regional BIPOC Small Business Support

Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Latin American Business Organization (LABO) to provide technical assistance to BIPOC businesses in Worcester County focused on financial management, access to capital, legal compliance, startup fundamentals, and supplier diversity certification"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure “$200,000.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-316-R1

Redraft ECO 316

Capital improvements for the Greater Boston Stage Company theatre

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to the Greater Boston Stage Company for capital improvements to their venue in the town of Stoneham"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$180,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-316

ECO 316

Capital improvements for the Greater Boston Stage Company theatre

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $80,000 be expended to the Greater Boston Stage Company for capital improvements to their venue in the town of Stoneham"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$180,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-318-R1

Redraft ECO 318

Caribbean Integration Community Development, Inc

Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Caribbean Integration Community Development, Inc. to support economic development in the Greater Boston community as a whole, through its work to promote affordable housing and remove barriers to economic opportunity”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-318

ECO 318

Caribbean Integration Community Development, Inc

Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Caribbean Integration Community Development, Inc.”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$300,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-319

ECO 319

Casita Cultura Latina

Ms. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by inserting the following:- “; provided further, that no less than $10,000 shall be expended to Casita Cultura Latina, Inc for the Dia de los Muertos event and other cultural events in the city of Worcester” ; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$110,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-319-R1

Redraft ECO 319

Casita Cultura Latina

Ms. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to Casita Cultura Latina, Inc. for the Día de los Muertos event and other cultural events in the city of Worcester”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$110,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-320-R1

Redraft ECO 320

Van for Housing Families in Malden

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- "provided, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to Housing Families, Inc. to purchase transport vans"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$160,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-320

ECO 320

Van for Housing Families in Malden

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- :"That not less than $60,000 be expended to Housing Families Inc., to purchase transport vans".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-323

ECO 323

Improvements to HomeBASE

Ms. Jehlen, Ms. Miranda, Messrs. Mark, Eldridge and Gomez, Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Collins, O'Connor, Cronin and Tarr and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0108, by striking the following:- “for a subsequent 12-month period” and inserting in place thereof the following:- “for subsequent 12-month periods”

and by inserting the following:- “; provided further, that the executive office shall not require families to be evicted from their existing housing or to otherwise establish that they fall into one of the four categories of affirmative eligibility for emergency assistance shelter currently listed in item 7004-0101; provided further, that families in summary process actions commenced for a reason determined by the executive office to be a no fault or excused fault reason for eviction shall be able to apply and be found eligible for short-term transition program benefits in order to prevent eviction from existing housing or permit the family to relocate to another housing situation; provided further, that the executive office shall allow families to apply and be found eligible for this short-term housing benefit after a summons and complaint is filed in court; provided further, families shall be found eligible for short-term housing transition benefits if, but for feasible alternative housing, they meet the requirements for family shelter”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-324-R1

Redraft ECO 324

Summer Jobs Program for At-Risk Youths

Ms. Jehlen, Ms. Miranda, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Keenan, Ms. Kennedy and Messrs. Gomez, Crighton, Payano, Mark, Collins, O'Connor, Lewis, Montigny, Cronin, Fattman and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by striking out the words "September 1, 2025" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- "June 30, 2026".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-324

ECO 324

Summer Jobs Program for At-Risk Youths

Ms. Jehlen, Ms. Miranda, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Rausch, Mr. Keenan, Ms. Kennedy and Messrs. Gomez, Crighton, Payano, Mark, Collins, O'Connor, Lewis, Montigny and Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7002-0012, by striking out the figures "$15,740,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$20,740,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-325

ECO 325

Somerville Pilot to Prevent Older Adults from Experiencing Homelessness

Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by inserting the following text:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Somerville for the purpose of establishing a short-term housing bridge pilot program to serve households consisting of individuals age 60 and older residing in Somerville, who appear to be otherwise eligible for housing under item 7004-9005 or item 7004-9024, and who through no fault of their own have been unable to keep up with the rent in their Somerville apartment, and who are at risk of eviction due to their inability to consistently pay the rent, and, through such assistance, to facilitate interim housing stability while they are assisted in applying for more affordable permanent housing situations, and where the income of participants in such program shall not exceed 80 per cent of the area median income and where households participating in said program shall not, while receiving such assistance, be required to pay more than 30 per cent of their monthly adjusted income for rent” and by striking the figure “$100,00” and inserting in its place the following figure:- “$200,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-325-R1

Redraft ECO 325

Somerville Pilot to Prevent Older Adults from Experiencing Homelessness

Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Somerville to establish a short-term housing bridge pilot program to facilitate interim housing stability for individuals applying for more affordable permanent housing situations; provided further, that eligibility for the pilot program shall include households with individuals: (i) age 60 or older residing in the city of Somerville, who are otherwise eligible for housing under item 7004-9005 or item 7004-9024; (ii) with incomes not more than 80 per cent of the area median income; and (iii) at risk of eviction due to their inability to consistently pay rent; provided further, that households participating in the pilot program shall not, while receiving such assistance, be required to pay more than 30 per cent of their monthly adjusted income for rent” and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-326

ECO 326

Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund

Ms. Jehlen and Messrs. Eldridge, Gomez, Payano, Collins and Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2E, in item 1595-1075, by striking the figure "$5,000,000" and inserting in it's place the following new figure:- "$10,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-327-R1

Redraft ECO 327

Building Pathways

Ms. Jehlen and Messrs. Feeney, Mark, Pacheco, Payano, O'Connor, Keenan and Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by inserting the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for construction industry apprenticeship and career preparedness training programs administered by Building Pathways, Inc. aimed at increasing the participation of socially and economically disadvantaged populations”; and by striking out the figure "$1,754,807" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,854,807".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-327

ECO 327

Building Pathways

Ms. Jehlen and Messrs. Feeney, Mark, Pacheco, Payano and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by inserting the following:-  “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for construction industry apprenticeship and career preparedness training programs administered by Building Pathways, Inc. aimed at increasing the participation of socially and economically disadvantaged populations,”;  and  by striking out the figure "$1,754,807" and inserting in place there of, the following figure:- "$1,854,807".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-328

ECO 328

Pay Equity Update

Ms. Jehlen moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting the following sections:-

Section __: Paragraph (f) of subdivision 2 of section 5 of chapter 32 of the general laws, as appearing in the 2020 official edition, is hereby amended in line 211 by adding after the word “law,” the following: “or adjusted from actions related to chapter 149, section 105A,”

Section XY: Section XX shall take effect July 1, 2018


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-329

ECO 329

Re-entry Programs

Ms. Jehlen and Messrs. Eldridge, Gomez, Payano, Collins, O'Connor and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0150, by striking the figure “$2,500,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,500,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-330-R1

Redraft ECO 330

Urban Media Arts capital improvements

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to Urban Media Arts in the city of Malden for capital improvements"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$160,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-330

ECO 330

Urban Media Arts capital improvements

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- : "That not less than $60,000 be expended to Urban Media Arts in the city of Malden for capital improvements".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-331-R1

Redraft ECO 331

Museum of African American History of Nantucket

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Museum of African American History, Incorporated in the town of Nantucket for security upgrades at the African Meeting House"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof  the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-331

ECO 331

Museum of African American History of Nantucket

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for security upgrades at the Museum of African American History's African Meeting House on Nantucket"; and by striking out the figure "$568,309" and inserting in place thereof  the following figure:- "$618,309".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-332-R1

Redraft ECO 332

Worcester Caribbean Carnival and Black Heritage Juneteenth

Ms. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Worcester Caribbean American Carnival Association, Incorporated; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Black Heritage Juneteenth Festival in the city of Worcester"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$120,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-332

ECO 332

Worcester Caribbean Carnival and Black Heritage Juneteenth

Ms. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Worcester Caribbean American Carnival Association; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Black Heritage Juneteenth Festival in the City of Worcester"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$120,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-333-R1

Redraft ECO 333

Outer Cape Aquatic Center

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the department of community services in the town of Wellfleet to conduct a feasibility study of an outer Cape aquatic center including, but not limited to, swim safety courses for school-aged children”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-333

ECO 333

Outer Cape Aquatic Center

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Wellfleet Department of Community Services for the purposes of conducting a feasibility study of an Outer Cape aquatic center, including swim safety of school-aged children”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-334

ECO 334

Provincetown Theater

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to The Provincetown Theater for deferred maintenance costs”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”. 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-335

ECO 335

Hyannis Library Renovation

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the Hyannis Public Library, including but not limited to ADA compliance"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000"; and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-336

ECO 336

Martha’s Vineyard Housing Production Plans

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to Martha’s Vineyard Commission to update housing production plans for towns in Dukes County”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$250,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-336-R1

Redraft ECO 336

Martha’s Vineyard Housing Production Plans

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission to update housing production plans for towns in the county of Dukes County”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$180,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-337

ECO 337

EA Asset Limits

Messrs. Eldridge, Mark, Gomez and Payano moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section XX the following sections:-

"SECTION XX. Section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 48, the words “or personal property”.

SECTION XX. Subsection (B) of said section 30 of said chapter 23B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the second paragraph the following paragraph:-

A person shall not be denied assistance under this section based wholly or in part on the amount of the person’s assets; provided, however, that any income generated by such assets may be treated as countable income."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-338

ECO 338

Bristol County Superior Courthouse in Taunton

Mr. Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to Bristol County for the restoration and replacement of the torch to the rooftop of the Bristol County Superior Courthouse building located in the city of Taunton”; and by striking out the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "600,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-338-R1

Redraft ECO 338

Bristol County Superior Courthouse in Taunton

Mr. Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 0331-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to Bristol County for the restoration and replacement of the torch at the Bristol County Superior Court House in Taunton; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to Bristol County for renewable and sustainable initiatives at the Bristol County Superior Court House in Taunton”; and by striking out the figure “$39,732,752” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$40,482,752".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-339

ECO 339

Economic Development

Messrs. Velis, Mark, Oliveira and Gomez moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, Inc.”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$125,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-340

ECO 340

Requiring a Competitive Bidding Process

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

"SECTION___. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any funds expended for the purpose of providing services  through the emergency housing assistance program shall be subject to a competitive bidding process."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-341-R1

Redraft ECO 341

Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston to provide basic workforce and skills training, employment services and job re-entry support to older workers"; and by striking out the figure "$59,408,278" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$59,708,278."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-341

ECO 341

Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7035-0002, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $300,000 be expended for Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston to provide basic workforce and skills training, employment services and job re-entry support to older workers"; and by striking out the figure "$59,408,278" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$59,708,278."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-342

ECO 342

Massachusetts Service Alliance

Ms. Moran, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-1206, by striking out the figure “$1,200,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$2,280,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-343

ECO 343

Regional Professional Development Programs

Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $99,820 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce for professional development programs”; and by striking out the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “199,820”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-343-R1

Redraft ECO 343

Regional Professional Development Programs

Ms. Moran and Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $99,820 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce for professional development programs”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$199,820”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-344

ECO 344

Local Economic Development Program

Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $10,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce for Cape Cod Canal Day; provided further, that $36,725 shall be expended for the Town of Plympton for HVAC upgrades and replacements; provided further, that $20,000 shall be expended for the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce for improvements and hiring at their Welcome Center; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended for the town of Sandwich for recreation area improvements”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$196,725”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-344-R1

Redraft ECO 344

Local Economic Development Program

Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Canal Region Chamber of Commerce, Inc. for Cape Cod Canal Day; provided further, that not less than $36,725 shall be expended for the town of Plympton for HVAC upgrades and replacements; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Sandwich Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to support operations of  its welcome center; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the town of Sandwich for recreation area improvements”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$196,725”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-345

ECO 345

BVCC Regional Economic Development

Messrs. Fattman and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in the town of Whitinsville for workforce training, small business expansion and regional economic development initiatives”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$350,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-346-R1

Redraft ECO 346

BVCC Small Business Expansion

Messrs. Fattman and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in the village of Whitinsville in the town of Northbridge for workforce training, small business expansion and regional economic development initiatives”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$600,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-346

ECO 346

BVCC Small Business Expansion

Messrs. Fattman and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in the town of Whitinsville for workforce training, small business expansion and regional economic development initiatives”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$400,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-347

ECO 347

Vicinity Energy Industrial Scale Heat Pump

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0101, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended toward the installation of an industrial-scale, water source heat pump of no less than 20MW by a district energy system servicing the City of Boston and Cambridge, resulting in a dramatic reduction of greenhouse gas emissions for the Commonwealth"; and by striking out the figure "$9,982,295" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$10,232,295".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-348-R1

Redraft ECO 348

In person unemployment services

Ms. Jehlen and Messrs. O'Connor, Keenan and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 69 the following section:-

“SECTION 69A. Subsection (a) of section 62A of chapter 151A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sentences:- The department of unemployment assistance shall provide regional in-person assistance in each workforce area and in coordination with the MassHire department of career services. A department representative shall be available for assistance at each workforce area at least 1 day a week; provided, however, that assistance shall include, but not be limited to: (i)  providing general information on unemployment compensation and claims; (ii) application assistance; and (iii) identity verification assistance.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-348

ECO 348

In person unemployment services

Ms. Jehlen and Messrs. O'Connor and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting the following section:-

SECTION __. Subsection (a) of section 62A of said chapter 151A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

The department of unemployment assistance shall provide in-person assistance regionally in each workforce area and in coordination with the MassHire department of career services. In person service shall include availability of a representative from the department to be available at least one day a week for at least the following services: the provision of general information, application assistance, claims information, and identity verification.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-349-R1

Redraft ECO 349

Third Suffolk Food Services

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by adding the following words:-  “; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for food services at the Veterans Food Bank in the city known as the town of Winthrop; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for food services at the Grace Church Federated in the East Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for food services at the Friday Night Supper Program, Inc. in the Back Bay section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for food services at the Women's Lunch Place, Inc. in the Back Bay section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the food pantry at the First Congregational Church of Revere in the city of Revere"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$190,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-349

ECO 349

Third Suffolk Food Services

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by adding the following words:-  “; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for food services at the Winthrop Veterans Food Bank, in the town of Winthrop; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for food services at the Grace Church Federated in the East Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for food services at the Friday Night Supper Program, Inc. in the Back Bay section of the city of Boston”; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for food services at the Women's Lunch Place in the Back Bay Section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for food services at the First Congregational Church of Revere - Food Pantry in the city of Revere"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$190,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-350

ECO 350

Transportation Network Company Surcharge

Ms. Edwards and Messrs. Mark, Pacheco and Payano moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by adding the following section:-

"SECTION XX. Section 8 of Chapter 187 of the Acts of 2016 is hereby amended by striking (b) and replacing the following section:

(b) Annually, not later than February 1, each transportation network company shall submit to the director of the division established in section 23 of chapter 25 the number of rides from the previous calendar year that originated in each city or town and the amount collected from rider-assessments. Notwithstanding any other law. The per-ride assessment shall be as follows: (i) a shared ride shall have a per-ride assessment of $0.40; and (ii) a non-shared ride shall have a per-ride assessment of $1.20; provided, that a shared or non-shared luxury ride shall have an additional per-ride assessment of $1.00; and provided further, that the per-ride assessment shall be based upon the pre-arranged ride, as offered by the transportation network company and selected by the rider; provided however, the per-ride assessment shall not apply to a pre-arranged ride requested or selected by a rider who has requested or selected the pre-arranged ride through a program established to provide transportation network services to individuals who are eligible for paratransit services.

Section 2MMMMM. (a) There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a fund to be known as the Transit Authority Fund. The fund shall be credited any monies transferred under section 12 of chapter 159A½ and all monies credited to or transferred to the fund from any other fund or source. Expenditures from the fund shall be subject to appropriation; provided, that 50 percent of the funds received shall be appropriated for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority provided no less than 10 percent of the funds collected to be expended for capital or operating expenses of waterfront transportation, Fare free bus transportation, and the low-income fare program.; and provided further, that 50 percent of the funds received shall be appropriated for the regional transit authorities organized under chapter 161B or predecessor statutes."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-351

ECO 351

Third Suffolk Housing Resources

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the city of Revere to create a pilot program for grants of not less than $5,000 directed to eligible first-time homebuyers who have lived in a jurisdiction selected by the city for not less than 18 months; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Crossroads Family Shelter in the East Boston section of the city of Boston to provide mental health, substance use and clinical recovery services for those impacted by family homelessness”; and by striking out the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “225,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-352

ECO 352

Third Suffolk Arts and Sports Accessibility

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to ZUMIX, Inc. in the East Boston section of city of Boston for the organization of the East Boston Latino Festival in the summer of 2024;provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to provide for subjects involving the arts in the Winthrop Public Schools in the town of Winthrop; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Winthrop Little League Dugout for creation of infrastructure for the Winthrop Little League Program"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$225,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-352-R1

Redraft ECO 352

Third Suffolk Arts and Sports Accessibility

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to ZUMIX, Inc. in the East Boston section of the city of Boston for the organization of the East Boston Latino Festival in the summer of 2024; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Winthrop public schools to support the arts; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Winthrop Little League, Inc. for necessary infrastructure at the dugout to support physical health in the Winthrop little league program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Friends of the Public Garden, Inc. to continue to preserve infrastructure for public bathroom accessibility at the Boston Common and Boston Public Garden in the city of Boston"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$275,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-353

ECO 353

Loan Originator Administration and Consumer Counseling

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7006-0011, by striking the word “funds” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- “; not less than $1,500,000”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$1,500,000” both times it appears, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$3,050,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-354

ECO 354

EA Report to Federal Delegation and President of the United States

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

"SECTION_. Section 19 of chapter 88 of the acts 2024 by inserting after the words, "ways and means" the following:-"and transmitted to the members of the commonwealth's federal legislative delegation, the federal Office of Management and Budget, and the office of the President of the United States"

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-356

ECO 356

Local Economic Development Projects

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Kennedy Center in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston for educational programming and family engagement; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for East End House in the city of Cambridge to provide comprehensive support services for families; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee in the city of Cambridge for economic stability and mobility services; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Transition House in the city of Cambridge to address domestic violence through intervention and prevention; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Margaret Fuller House in the city of Cambridge for community advancement programming; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to The Spot in the city of Cambridge to provide materials and services to residents in need"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$250,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-357

ECO 357

Local Economic Development Initiatives

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Eliot Family Resource Center in the city of Everett for comprehensive community-based services and resources; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for La Comunidad, Inc. in the city of Everett to support community programming and services; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Everett Haitian Community Center in the city of Everett for community programming, resources and services; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Chelsea Black Community in the city of Chelsea for community-based services and resources; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Community Action Programs Inter-City in the city of Chelsea for economic stability and mobility services"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$250,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-358

ECO 358

Chelsea Restoration Corporation

Mr. DiDomenico moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended to Chelsea Restoration Corporation in the city of Chelsea to promote home ownership for low-to-moderate income residents in Chelsea and the surrounding areas"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$125,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-359

ECO 359

Accessible Diaper Changing Stations

Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Crighton and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the office of travel and tourism to administer a grant program for places of public accommodation to install private or semi-private baby diaper changing stations accessible to any caretaker regardless of their sex, gender, or disability”; and by striking out the figure “$568,309” and inserting in place thereof the following:- "$583,309”;

and by inserting the following section:-

“SECTION__. Chapter 143 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 100 the following section:-

Section 101. (a) All public buildings shall install and maintain at least one private or semi-private baby diaper changing station accessible to any caretaker regardless of their sex, gender, or disability. All places of public accommodation, resort or amusement, as defined in section 92A of chapter 272, that provide a public bathroom shall install and maintain at least one private or semi-private baby diaper changing station accessible to any caretaker regardless of their sex, gender, or disability.

(b) Signage indicating the location of any baby diaper changing station shall be posted at or near the entrance of a building or place of public accommodation and at or near any station. If there is a central directory identifying, for the benefit of the public, the location of offices, restrooms, and other facilities in the building or public accommodation, that central directory shall indicate the location of any baby diaper changing stations.

(c) This section applies to: (1) all public buildings; (2) public accommodations constructed on or after the effective date of this section; and (3) public accommodations existing on or after the effective date of this section which undergo substantial renovation or remodeling. This section shall not apply to public accommodations that are generally restricted in age to those of 13 years or more.

(d) The provisions of this section shall be implemented in compliance with local, state, and federal laws regarding access for persons with disabilities, and with existing fire, health, and safety standards.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-359-R1

Redraft ECO 359

Accessible Diaper Changing Stations

Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Crighton and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-0900, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the office of travel and tourism to administer a grant program for places of public accommodation to install private or semi-private diaper changing stations accessible to all persons regardless of sex, gender or disability”; and by striking out the figure “$568,309” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$583,309”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-360-R1

Redraft ECO 360

Dorchester Club House

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 76 the following section: -

“SECTION 76A. Item 1100-2516 of section 2 of chapter 140 of the acts of 2022 is hereby amended by striking the words "to the city of Boston" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- "to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc.".

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-360

ECO 360

Dorchester Club House

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

Section __: Line Item 1100-2516 of Chapter 140 of the Acts of 2022 is hereby amended by striking out "to the city of Boston" the first time it appears and inserting in place thereof the following words: "to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-361

ECO 361

Cristo Rey

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7003-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a grant program to Cristo Rey Boston High School in Dorchester for workforce development and educational programming for low-income youth"; and by striking out the figure "$1,754,807" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,854,807".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-362

ECO 362

Chicopee Boys and Girls Club

Messrs. Gomez, Velis and Oliveira moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding at the end the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Boys and Girls Club of Chicopee for the construction of a Teen Center"; and by striking out the figures "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the figures "$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-362-R1

Redraft ECO 362

Chicopee Boys and Girls Club

Messrs. Gomez, Velis and Oliveira moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 4590-1507, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Boys & Girls Club of Chicopee, Inc. for the construction of a teen center"; and by striking out the figure "$7,700,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$7,750,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-363

ECO 363

BRAVE for Veterans

Messrs. Crighton and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than 80,000 shall be expended to BRAVE for Veterans, Inc for financial well-being assistance to transitioning military service members,”; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$180,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-364

ECO 364

Nahant Sidewalk Improvements

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for accessible sidewalk improvements in the town of Nahant"; and by striking out the figure $100,00 and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $130,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-365

ECO 365

EA Reporting

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

"SECTION_. Section 19 of chapter 88 of the acts 2024 by inserting after the words, "assistance program” the following: -"(xvii) de-identifying aggregate data on verifying country of origin (xviii) de-identifying aggregate data on immigration status; (xix) de-identifying aggregate data on length of time in the commonwealth"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-366

ECO 366

Municipal Emergency Shelter Room Tax Reimbursements

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

“SECTION __. Section 3A of Chapter 337 of the acts of 2018 is hereby amended by striking the words “at least quarterly” and inserting in place thereof the following word;- “monthly”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-367

ECO 367

Stoughton Emergency Shelter Tax Reimbursement

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

"SECTION __. The town of Stoughton, having accepted the provisions of Section 3A of Chapter 337 of the acts of 2018, shall receive the total amount of tax required to be collected, distributed, credited and paid by the state treasurer upon certification of the commissioner of revenue for excise imposed upon the transfer of occupancy of a room or unit in a bed and breakfast establishment, hotel, lodging house, short-term rental or motel provided that said amount is not less than $50,000.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-368-R1

Redraft ECO 368

Massachusetts Women’s History Center

Ms. Rausch, Ms. Kennedy, Ms. Miranda, Messrs. Gomez and Moore, Ms. Edwards, Messrs. Feeney, Payano and O'Connor and Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Women’s History Center, Inc. to promote civic participation through education, the arts, events and convenings”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$300,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-368

ECO 368

Massachusetts Women’s History Center

Ms. Rausch, Ms. Kennedy, Ms. Miranda, Messrs. Gomez and Moore, Ms. Edwards and Messrs. Feeney, Payano and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Women’s History Center”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$400,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-369

ECO 369

SpeakEasy Stage Company Productions

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended to support future arts leaders through the SpeakEasy Stage Company's internship and early-career fellows program", and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-370-R1

Redraft ECO 370

SouthCoast Fair Housing

Messrs. Montigny and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for SouthCoast Fair Housing, Inc. to promote equitable access to safe, affordable housing for all residents throughout Bristol and Plymouth Counties”; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$175,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-370

ECO 370

SouthCoast Fair Housing

Messrs. Montigny and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7004-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for SouthCoast Fair Housing, Inc. to promote equitable access to safe, affordable housing for all residents throughout Bristol and Plymouth Counties”; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$175,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-371

ECO 371

Wayfinding Signage for Pedestrian & Vehicular Traffic

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended to the Town of Danvers for wayfinding signage improvements” and by striking the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$190,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-371-R1

Redraft ECO 371

Wayfinding Signage for Pedestrian & Vehicular Traffic

Ms. Lovely 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 $90,000 shall be expended to the town of Danvers for wayfinding signage improvements”; and by striking out the figure “$12,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$12,090,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-372-R1

Redraft ECO 372

Coastal Resiliency Projects

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended to the city of Beverly for coastal resiliency projects"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$195,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-372

ECO 372

Coastal Resiliency Projects

Ms. Lovely 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 $95,000 shall be expended for Coastal Resiliency projects in the city of Beverly"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$195,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-373-R1

Redraft ECO 373

Peabody VFW

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1410-0012, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Fidelity Post 1011 Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S., Inc. located in city of Peabody for repairs"; and by striking out the figure "$8,470,622" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$8,570,622".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-373

ECO 373

Peabody VFW

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1410-0012, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for repairs to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1011 in city of Peabody"; and by striking out the figure "$8,470,622" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$8,570,622".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-374

ECO 374

Historic Daniels Farmstead

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to Daniels Farmstead in the town of Blackstone for historical preservation repairs and upgrades”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$130,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-374-R1

Redraft ECO 374

Historic Daniels Farmstead

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to The Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc. in the town of Blackstone for preservation repairs and upgrades to its historical premises”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$120,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-375

ECO 375

Town of Wales Excavator

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Wales for the purchase of a rubber track excavator”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-376

ECO 376

Sutton Chain of Lights, Inc.

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the Sutton Chain of Lights, Inc. for operational funding”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$110,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-377-R1

Redraft ECO 377

BVCC 9C Cut Restoration Funding

Messrs. Fattman and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Central Massachusetts Center for Business and Enterprise, Inc. in the town of Whitinsville for workforce training, small business expansion, regional economic development initiatives, and maintenance and expansion funding for the center’s robotics program”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$400,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-377

ECO 377

BVCC 9C Cut Restoration Funding

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7008-1116, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Central Massachusetts Center for Business and Enterprise, Inc. in the town of Whitinsville for workforce training, small business expansion, regional economic development initiatives, and maintenance and expansion funding for the center’s robotics program previously decreased by FY24 budget reductions pursuant to section 9C of chapter 29 of the General Laws”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$600,000”.