Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-1

ENV 1

Conservation Land Tax Credit

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

"SECTION 1. Section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2022 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “amended”, in line 769, the following words:- , or a private nonprofit trust established pursuant to chapter 203 organized for the purposes of land conservation, which is authorized to do business in the commonwealth, and which has tax-exempt status as a nonprofit charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

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

SECTION 3. Said section 6 of said chapter 62 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$3,000,000”, inserted by section 2, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $4,000,000.

SECTION 4. Said section 6 of said chapter 62 is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 835, the figure “$4,000,000”, inserted by section 3, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $5,000,000.

SECTION 5. Said section 6 of said chapter 62 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$5,000,000”, inserted by section 4, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $2,000,000.

SECTION 6. Section 38AA of chapter 63, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the word “amended”, in line 29, the following words:- , or a private nonprofit trust established pursuant to chapter 203 organized for the purposes of land conservation, which is authorized to do business in the commonwealth, and which has tax-exempt status as a nonprofit charitable organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

SECTION 7. Said section 38AA of said chapter 63, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 88, the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $3,000,000.

SECTION 8. Said section 38AA of said chapter 63 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$3,000,000”, inserted by section 7, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $4,000,000.

SECTION 9. Said section 38AA of said chapter 63 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$4,000,000”, inserted by section 8, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $5,000,000.

SECTION 10. Said section 38AA of said chapter 63 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$5,000,000”, inserted by section 9, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $2,000,000.

SECTION 11. Sections 1, 2, 6 and 7 shall take effect on January 1, 2026.

SECTION 12. Sections 3 and 8 shall take effect on January 1, 2027.

SECTION 13. Sections 4 and 9 shall take effect on January 1, 2028.

SECTION 14. Sections 5 and 10 shall take effect on December 31, 2034."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-2

ENV 2

Inland Fisheries and Game Reimbursement

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

SECTION __. Section 11 of chapter 131 of the general laws is hereby amended by adding the following sentence to the end of the section:-

"The George L. Darey inland fisheries and game fund shall be reimbursed annually from the general fund for all loss of revenue for any fishing or hunting license provided at a discount and for any license provided free of charge."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-2-R1

Redraft ENV 2

Inland Fisheries and Game Reimbursement

Messrs. Moore, Eldridge, Fattman, Gomez, Tarr, Pacheco, Durant and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0100, by adding the following words:-"; provided further, that the George L. Darey Inland Fisheries and Game Fund shall be reimbursed annually from the General Fund for all lost revenue attributed to the issuance of discounted and free hunting and fishing licenses".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-3

ENV 3

Ecological Restoration in Wetlands

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

"SECTION_. Orders restricting coastal wetlands recorded pursuant to section 105 of chapter 130 of the General Laws prior to July 1, 2024, and orders restricting inland wetlands recorded pursuant to section 40A of chapter 131 of the General Laws prior to July 1, 2024, shall permit or allow ecological restoration projects, as defined in 310 CMR 10.04; provided, that such ecological restoration project is permitted by the department of environmental protection or local issuing authority pursuant to section 40 of chapter 131 of the General Laws and applicable regulations."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-4

ENV 4

Mass Animal Fund

Messrs. Tarr, Velis, Eldridge, Mark, Keenan, Montigny, Payano, O'Connor, Moore, Pacheco, Gomez and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words: - "; provided further, that $125,000 shall be expended for the Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund" and by striking out the figure "$11,120,744" and inserting in place thereof the following: -"$11,245,744".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-4-R1

Redraft ENV 4

Mass Animal Fund

Messrs. Tarr, Velis, Eldridge, Mark, Keenan, Montigny, Payano, O'Connor, Moore, Pacheco, Gomez and Feeney moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding the following words: - "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund established in section 35WW of chapter 10 of the General Laws"; and by striking out the figure "$11,120,744" and inserting in place thereof the following figure: -"$11,220,744".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-5

ENV 5

Merrimack River Combined Sewer Overflow Reduction

Messrs. Tarr, Payano, Finegold and Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Merrimack River Watershed Council, Inc. for a regional approach to reducing combined sewer overflows in the Merrimack river”; and by striking out the figure “$54,009,482” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$54,109,482”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-7

ENV 7

DMF Harvesting

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

"SECTION_. Section 1A of chapter 130 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding after the fourth sentence the following:

Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, but subject to chapter 130, the division of marine fisheries shall have the sole authority and jurisdiction in the commonwealth to regulate the harvest of marine fish and the effect of such activities on marine fish species and marine fisheries resources, and no person authorized to engage in fishing activities by the division pursuant to chapter 130 shall be required to file a notice of intent pursuant to section 40 of chapter 131 or a local wetlands bylaw or regulation, or obtain a permit or license pursuant to chapter 91 or a water quality certification pursuant to chapter 21 in relation to such fishing activities."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-8

ENV 8

Biodiversity Trust Fund

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

"SECTION __.  Chapter 10 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2022 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding after section 35D the following section:-

Section 35D1/2.  There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate trust fund to be known as the Biodiversity Trust Fund, which shall be administered by the commissioner of the department of fish and game. There shall be credited into the trust fund revenues or other financing sources directed to the trust fund by appropriation or other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the trust fund, any income derived from the investment of amounts credited to the trust fund, and funds from public or private sources including, but not limited to, gifts, federal, state, or private grants, donations, bequests, rebates and settlements received by the commonwealth that are specifically designated to be credited to the trust fund and all other amounts credited or transferred into the trust fund from any other source.

The amounts credited to the trust fund shall be expended, without further appropriation, as determined by said commissioner as appropriate to carry out the policies, programs, or authorities of said department for the protection and maintenance of biodiversity and natural systems, including, but not limited to, acquisition of land and interests therein; habitat and species connectivity and habitat and species status; anticipated shifts in species distribution and abundance; blue carbon strategies; habitat management, conservation, and restoration; public engagement; data collection; technical assistance; a grant program for said purposes to nonprofit organizations, researchers, and community-based organizations; and associated costs in the commonwealth.

Any unexpended balance in the trust fund at the end of a fiscal year shall remain in the trust fund available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years and shall not revert to the General Fund. The state treasurer shall not deposit said revenues in or transfer said revenues to the General Fund or any other fund other than the Biodiversity Trust Fund. The commissioner of the department of fish and game shall not make expenditures from this trust fund or take any other action so as to cause the trust fund to be deficient at any point during the fiscal year. The state treasurer shall receive and deposit all revenues transmitted to the state treasurer under the provisions of this section in such manner that will ensure the highest rate of interest available consistent with the safety of the fund, and in an account from which amounts may be withdrawn at any time without penalty for such withdrawal, all interest accrued shall be deposited into the fund."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-8-R1

Redraft ENV 8

Biodiversity Trust Fund

Messrs. Moore, Eldridge, Tarr, Payano and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 9 the following section:-

“SECTION 9A. Said chapter 10 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 35D the following section:-

Section 35D1/2. (a) There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate, non-budgeted special revenue fund known as the Biodiversity Fund, which shall be administered by the commissioner of fish and game. The fund shall be credited with: (i) appropriations or other money authorized or transferred by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund; (ii) funds from public and private sources specifically designated for the purposes of this section, including, but not limited to, gifts, grants, donations, rebates and settlements received by the commonwealth; and (iii) income derived from the investment of money credited to the fund. Amounts credited to the fund shall be expended without further appropriation. The unexpended balance in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to be in deficit at any point.

(b) The commissioner may expend money from the fund to carry out the policies, programs or authorities of the department for: (i) the protection and maintenance of biodiversity and natural systems, including, but not limited to, the acquisition of land and interests therein; (ii) work related to habitat and species connectivity and habitat and species status; (iii) addressing anticipated shifts in species distribution and abundance; (iv) blue carbon strategies; (v) habitat management, conservation and restoration; (vi) public engagement; (vii) data collection; (viii) technical assistance; (ix) a grant program for said purposes to nonprofit organizations, researchers and community-based organizations; and (x) any costs associated with said purposes.

(c) Annually, not later than November 1, the commissioner shall file a report on the fund’s activities with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives, the senate and house committees on ways and means and the joint committee on environment and natural resources. The report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the source and amount of funds received; (ii) the amounts distributed and the purpose of expenditures from the fund, including any grants provided to nonprofit organizations, researchers and community-based organizations; and (iii) a plan detailing the planned uses of funds in the following calendar year.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-9

ENV 9

Sustaining Natural and Working Lands

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

"SECTION ___. Chapter 21N is hereby amended by inserting at the following new section:-

SECTION 12. (a) The executive office of energy and environmental affairs shall develop policies, programs, grants, loans and incentives to meet the statewide natural and working lands goal as identified in the plan, including, but not limited to, a community for a sustainable climate program. The executive office of energy and environmental affairs shall apply and disburse monies and revenues as provided in this section.

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

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

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

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-10

ENV 10

Right Whale Patrol

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor, Montigny and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2030-1000, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the protection of right whales by increasing the patrols of the office and its officers’ ability to identify and remove abandoned fishing gear and to enhance their ability to enforce speed restrictions through use of drone technologies to minimize potentially harmful interactions between vessels and right whales"; and by striking out the figure "$16,209,738" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$16,459,738".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-10-R1

Redraft ENV 10

Right Whale Patrol

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor, Montigny, Moore, Cyr and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2030-1000, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the protection of right whales by increasing the patrols of the office and its officers’ ability to identify and remove abandoned fishing gear and enforce speed restrictions through the use of drone technologies to minimize potentially harmful interactions between vessels and right whales"; and by striking out the figure "$16,209,738" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$16,559,738".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-11-R1

Redraft ENV 11

Flint Pond Patrols

Mr. Moore and Ms. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2030-1000, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the office to increase its patrols in and around the Flint pond area of Lake Quinsigamond to improve public safety and reduce public nuisance; and provided further, that the office, at its discretion, may distribute such funds to the Worcester police department or the Shrewsbury police department to conduct those patrols in lieu of the office”; and by striking out the figure “$16,209,738” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$16,259,738”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-11

ENV 11

Flint Pond Patrols

Mr. Moore and Ms. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2030-1000, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to increase public safety and reduce public nuisance in and around the Flint Pond area of Lake Quinsigamond by increasing the patrols of the office, provided the office may provide funds from said amount to the Worcester or Shrewsbury police departments to conduct such increased patrols of the area in lieu of the office”; and

by striking out the figure “$16,209,738” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$16,259,738”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-12

ENV 12

CENTRO Food Pantry

Mr. Moore 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 Centro Las Americas Inc. for the operation of its food pantry program”; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-13

ENV 13

Green Crab Trapping and Great Marsh Restoration

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

by striking out the figure "$9,266,449" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-"$9,466,449".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-14

ENV 14

Fishing Partnership Support Services

Mr. Tarr, Ms. Moran and Messrs. Collins, O'Connor, Brady, Montigny, Keenan, Crighton and Pacheco moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting section _ the following sections:-

"SECTION _. Section 22 of chapter 47 of the acts of 1997, as appearing in section 53 of chapter 228 of the acts of 2018, is hereby amended by striking out the figure “$7,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $9,000,000.

SECTION _. Said section 22 of said chapter 47, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$2,000,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $4,000,000."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-15

ENV 15

Center for Economic and Social Justice at Roxbury Community College

Ms. Miranda and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2E, in item 1595-6232, by adding the following words:- “, provided that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to Roxbury Community College's Center for Economic and Social Justice for workforce and small business development within the clean energy sector; and by striking out the figure 5,000,000 and inserting in place thereof the following figure; -, $6,000,000,


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-15-R1

Redraft ENV 15

Center for Economic and Social Justice at Roxbury Community College

Ms. Miranda and Mr. O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 7515-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to Roxbury Community College's Center for Economic and Social Justice for workforce and small business development within the clean energy sector”; and by striking out the figure “$14,517,293” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$15,017,293”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-17-R1

Redraft ENV 17

Drought Management and Water Supply Resiliency

Messrs. Tarr and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to enter into an agreement with the metropolitan area planning district established in section 26 of chapter 40B of the General Laws to support the development of regional drought management and drinking supply resilience plans in Essex county; provided further, that funds may be used for administrative costs but shall not exceed 10 per cent of the value of the agreement”; and by striking out the figure “$18,598,482” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$18,748,482”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-17

ENV 17

Drought Management and Water Supply Resiliency

Messrs. Tarr and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to enter into an agreement with the metropolitan area planning district established in section 26 of chapter 40B of the General Laws to support the development of regional drought management and drinking supply resilience plans in Essex county”; and by striking out the figure “$18,598,482” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$18,748,482”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-18

ENV 18

Food security infrastructure grant program

Messrs. Tarr, Eldridge and Gomez, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Fattman, Mark, Payano, Collins, Feeney, O'Connor, Pacheco, Montigny and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0111, by striking the figure, "$10,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$15,000,000"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-19

ENV 19

Buy Local

Messrs. Tarr, Eldridge, Fattman, Feeney, O'Connor and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by striking the figure, "$750,000" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$850,000;"  and by striking the figure, "$11,120,744" and inserting in place thereof the following:-"$11,220,744"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-20

ENV 20

Farm to Table Food Pantry Initiatives

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further that $250,000 shall be expended for locally sourced agricultural and fish product acquisition and distribution by the Open Door Food Pantry serving Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Boxford, Hamilton, Wenham, Boxford, and Lynn, and Our Neighbors' Table serving Salisbury, Amesbury, Newburyport, and other communities in Northeastern Essex County"; and by striking the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$350,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-20-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 20

Farm to Table Food Pantry Initiatives

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for capital equipment to facilitate the acquisition and distribution of locally sourced agricultural and fish product acquisition and distribution by the Open Door food pantry serving the cities of Gloucester and Lynn and the towns of Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Boxford, Hamilton and Wenham, and Our Neighbors' Table, Inc. serving the cities of Amesbury and Newburyport, the town of Salisbury and other communities in northeastern Essex county"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$300,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-20-R1

Redraft ENV 20

Farm to Table Food Pantry Initiatives

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by inserting the following words:- "; provided further that $250,000 shall be expended for capital equipment to facilitate the acquisition and distribution of locally sourced agricultural and fish product by the Open Door Food Pantry serving Gloucester, Rockport, Essex, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Ipswich, Rowley, Topsfield, Boxford, Hamilton, Wenham, Boxford, and Lynn, and Our Neighbors' Table serving Salisbury, Amesbury, Newburyport, and other communities in Northeastern Essex County"; and by striking the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$350,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-21

ENV 21

Codifying HIP

Messrs. Tarr, Gomez, Mark, Eldridge, Keenan, Payano and Feeney, Ms. Edwards and Messrs. O'Connor, Timilty, Pacheco, Montigny and Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section _ the following section:-

"SECTION X_. Chapter 128 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 2E the following section:-

Section 2F. (a) The department of transitional assistance, in partnership with the department of agricultural resources and the department of public health, shall operate a healthy incentives program. The program shall provide that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, established pursuant to the Food and Nutrition Act of 2008, 7 U.S.C. section 2011 hereinafter referred to as SNAP, redeemed for fruit and vegetable purchases, either fresh, canned, dried or frozen, by a SNAP recipient at a participating vendor, shall entitle the recipient to receive a matching benefit reimbursed on the recipient’s EBT card, within limits to be established by the department.

(b) There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund, to be administered by the commissioner of the department of transitional assistance, which shall be known as the Massachusetts Healthy Incentives Fund. The Fund shall consist of all revenues from public and private sources as appropriations, gifts, grants, donations, reimbursements from the federal government and grants-in-aid or other receipts to further the purposes of the Fund in accordance with this section.

(c ) The Department of Transitional Assistance and its partners may apply for any available federal programs such as Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program administered by the United States Department of Agriculture to provide matching benefits to be deposited in the Fund.

SECTION 2. The Department of Transitional Assistance shall promulgate rules and regulations to implement the program set forth in section X.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-22

ENV 22

Local Environmental Projects

Mr. Moore and Ms. Kennedy moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for tree replanting in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Worcester Regional Strategic Opportunities Foundation, Inc. for the operation of the Worcester Green Corps program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Grafton for the removal of invasive plants”; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$250,000".  


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-23

ENV 23

Allowable Net Metering - Donut Hole

Ms. Lovely and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___ the following section:-

"SECTION XXX. Section 139 of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as amended by chapter 179 of the acts of 2022, is hereby amended by inserting, at the end of subsection (i), the following new sentence:- 'This subsection shall take effect by June 30, 2025.'.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-23-R1

Redraft ENV 23

Allowable Net Metering - Donut Hole

Ms. Lovely and Mr. Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 107 the following section:-

“SECTION 107A. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of public utilities shall implement section 139 of chapter 164 of the General Laws, as amended by sections 54 and 55 of chapter 179 of the acts of 2022, not later than November 30, 2024.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-24

ENV 24

Nourishing Newton and Brookline

Ms. Creem 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 $85,000 shall be expended to the Charles River Regional Chamber, Inc., in coordination with the Brookline Chamber of Commerce, Inc., to provide grants to independent restaurants located in the city of Newton and the town of Brookline to supply prepared meals and other food products to food banks serving the city of Newton and the town of Brookline and senior and other programs addressing food insecurity needs of individuals in the city of Newton and the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $50,000 of such funds shall be allocated for grants to independent restaurants in the city of Newton; provided further, that not less than $35,000 of such funds shall be allocated for grants to independent restaurants in the town of Brookline”; and by striking out the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “185,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-25

ENV 25

Wellesley Food Pantry

Ms. Creem 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 Wellesley Food Pantry, Inc. for programming and supports for food insecure families and individuals in the town of Wellesley”; and by striking out the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-27

ENV 27

George L. Darey Inland Fisheries and Game Fund reimbursement

Messrs. Durant, Gomez and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that the George L. Darey Inland Fisheries and Game Fund shall be reimbursed annually from the General Fund for all lost revenue attributed to the issuance of discounted and free hunting and fishing licenses.”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-28

ENV 28

Roslindale Gateway Path

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Roslindale Gateway Path project located in the Roslindale neighborhood of the City of Boston"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-29

ENV 29

Dedham Parks and Recreation Improvements

Mr. Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, not less than $200,000 shall be expended for parks and recreation improvements in the town of Dedham“; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$300,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-30

ENV 30

Jamaicaway Beautification

Mr. Rush and Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- “provided further than not less than $300,000 be expended for the purpose of planting new trees and beautifying the Jamaicaway from the intersection of Jamaicaway and Pond Street in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of the city of Boston to intersection of Jamaicaway and Massachusetts State Route 9 in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of the city of Boston”; and by striking out the figure $109,984,560” in inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$110,284,560”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-30-R1

Redraft ENV 30

Jamaicaway Beautification

Mr. Rush and Ms. Miranda moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the purpose of planting new trees and beautifying the Jamaicaway from the intersection of Jamaicaway and Pond street in the Jamaica Plain section of the city of Boston to the intersection of Jamaicaway and state highway route 9 in the Jamaica Plain section of the city of Boston”; and by striking out the figure  “$109,984,560” in inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$110,134,560”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-31

ENV 31

Waltham Land Trust

Mr. Barrett moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Waltham Land Trust, Inc. for climate resilience projects and trail improvements”; and by striking out the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-32

ENV 32

Chelmsford Tree and Invasive Species Management Plan

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 $75,000 shall be expended for the town of Chelmsford for a tree and invasive species inventory and management plan”; and by striking out the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-33

ENV 33

Marge Crispin Center Braintree

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for programming at the Braintree Friends – Holiday, Inc located at the Marge Crispin Center located in the city known as the town of Braintree"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-33-R1

Redraft ENV 33

Marge Crispin Center Braintree

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for programming at the Braintree Holidays - Friends, Inc. located at the Marge Crispin Center located in the city known as the town of Braintree"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-34

ENV 34

Truman Parkway Maintenance

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and cleanup of Truman Parkway in the town of Milton"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$125,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-35

ENV 35

Blue Hills Parkway Maintenance

Messrs. Timilty and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and cleanup of Blue Hills Parkway in the town of Milton"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$125,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-36

ENV 36

Blue Hill Weather Observatory

Messrs. Timilty, Feeney, O'Connor, Barrett and Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hill Weather Observatory and Science Center in the town of Milton"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-37

ENV 37

Metropolitan Beaches

Messrs. Crighton and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0500, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for the metropolitan beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, Quincy, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester and Hull to be fully maintained and seasonally staffed as recommended by the metropolitan beaches commission in coordination with the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Save the Harbor, Save the Bay, Inc.’s staff time, consultants and direct expenses to support the ongoing work of the commission on the future of metropolitan beaches; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae; and provided further, that not less than $290,000 shall be expended for matching grants to public and nonpublic entities to support free public events and programs on the metropolitan beaches as part of Save the Harbor, Save the Bay, Inc.’s Better Beaches Grants Program as recommended by the metropolitan beaches commission; and provided further that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of Red Rock Park on Lynn Shore Drive in the city of Lynn"; and by striking out the figure “$970,284” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,460,231”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-37-R1

Redraft ENV 37

Metropolitan Beaches

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0500, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for the metropolitan beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, Quincy, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester and Hull to be fully maintained and seasonally staffed as recommended by the metropolitan beaches commission in coordination with the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Save the Harbor, Save the Bay, Inc.’s staff time, consultants and direct expenses to support the ongoing work of the commission on the future of metropolitan beaches; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae; provided further, that not less than $290,000 shall be expended for matching grants to public and nonpublic entities to support free public events and programs on the metropolitan beaches as part of Save the Harbor, Save the Bay, Inc.’s Better Beaches Grants Program as recommended by the metropolitan beaches commission; and provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of Red Rock Park on Lynn Shore Drive in the city of Lynn"; and by striking out the figure “$970,284” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$1,460,231”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-38

ENV 38

Randolph Tri-Town Water Treatment Plant

Messrs. Timilty and Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the purposes of the construction of a new Tri-Town Water Treatment Plant in the city of Randolph"; and by striking out the figure "$12,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$12,500,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-39

ENV 39

Braintree Tri-Town Water Treatment Plant

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 1599-0026, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the purposes of the construction of a new Tri-Town Water Treatment Plant in the city of Braintree"; and by striking out the figure "$12,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$12,500,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-41

ENV 41

Testing and Treatment of Cyanobacteria in Monponsett Pond

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the testing and treatment of cyanobacteria and related contaminants in Monponsett Pond in the town of Halifax”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-42

ENV 42

Central Plymouth Water District Commission Annual Budget

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Central Plymouth County Water District Commission annual budget, for the improvement and management of lakes and ponds in the Central Plymouth County Water District”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-42-R1

Redraft ENV 42

Central Plymouth Water District Commission Annual Budget

Mr. Brady moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Central Plymouth County Water District commission annual budget for the improvement and management of lakes and ponds in the Central Plymouth County Water District”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-45

ENV 45

Stoughton Pickle Ball Court

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for the design and construction of a pickle ball court in the town of Stoughton"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$175,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-46

ENV 46

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Messrs. Timilty and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in the town of Milton"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,100,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-46-R1

Redraft ENV 46

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Messrs. Timilty and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum in the town of Milton"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$600,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-47

ENV 47

Manning Park

Mr. Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the purchase of a portable stage in Manning Park in the town of Milton"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-48

ENV 48

Culvert and Small Bridges Technical Assistance

Messrs. Eldridge and Payano moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, by inserting after item 2300-0101 the following item: -"2300-0102 For the culverts and small bridges technical assistance program, for the improvement of culverts and small bridges for the purpose of public safety, climate change resilience, and ecosystem restoration.....$2,800,000"

 


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-49

ENV 49

The Park in Andover

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Andover for improvements to the bandstand and gazebo at The Park on the corner of Chestnut and Bartlet Streets”; and by striking out the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$130,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-49-R1

Redraft ENV 49

The Park in Andover

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Andover for improvements to the bandstand and gazebo at The Park on the corner of Chestnut street and Bartlet street”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$130,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-50

ENV 50

Blue Hills Weather Observatory and Science Center

Messrs. Feeney, Timilty, O'Connor, Barrett and Rush moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center, Inc.”; and by striking the figure “100,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$125,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-51

ENV 51

Winnekenni Park Improvements

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the city of Haverhill for infrastructure, landscaping and security improvements at Winnekenni Park Conservation Area”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$175,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-52

ENV 52

Eleanor Cabot Bradley Reservation

Messrs. Feeney and Timilty moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $105,000 shall be expended for renovations and improvements at the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Reservation in Canton operated by the Trustees of Reservations”; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure:- "$205,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-53

ENV 53

Merrimac Drainage Improvements

Mr. Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the town of Merrimac for drainage improvements”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$115,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-54

ENV 54

North Andover Playground Accessibility

Messrs. Finegold and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of North Andover for the purpose of accessibility improvements at public playgrounds”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-55

ENV 55

Cape Cod & Islands Water Protection Fund

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

SECTION ____.  The fourth paragraph of section 19 of chapter 29C of the General Laws is hereby amended, in lines 42, 43 and 44, by striking out “, subject to a memorandum of understanding with the department of environmental protection,”

And further in said paragraph, in lines 46, 47 and 48, by striking out the words “to the department for the department to contract with a regional planning agency, institution of higher education or non-profit corporation” and inserting in place thereof the words “to the Cape Cod Commission for the purposes of contracting with an entity or entities”

SECTION ___.  The fifth paragraph of section 20 of chapter 29C of the General Laws is hereby amended, in lines 45 and 46, by striking out “The records maintained by the management board shall be audited annually by an independent certified public accountant.”,

And further in said paragraph, in line 47, by striking out “a copy of the annual audit report and”,

And further in said paragraph, in line 49, by striking out the words “environment, natural resources and agriculture” and inserting in place thereof the words “environment and natural resources”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-56

ENV 56

First Essex Food Security

Messrs. Payano and Finegold moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to Somebody Cares New England, Inc. in the city of Haverhill for the operation of its food pantry and to combat food insecurity in the community"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-56-R1

Redraft ENV 56

First Essex Food Security

Messrs. Payano and Finegold 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 Somebody Cares New England, Inc. in the city of Haverhill for the operation of its food pantry and to combat food insecurity in the community"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$150,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-57

ENV 57

Veteran's Halls Solar Program

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

"SECTION __. Section 2 of Chapter 29 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2020 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 2RRRRR.

(a)        As appearing in the following section the following word shall, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, have the following meaning:

“Veterans’ organization”, any veterans' organization incorporated by the Congress of the United States.

(b)        There is hereby established and set up on the books of the commonwealth an expendable trust to be known as the veterans hall solar program. The secretary of energy and environmental affairs shall establish a grant program to provide solar energy technology to Veterans organizations, that any such grant shall be expended for solar energy technology at the local Veteran's organization's location, hall, or post; provided further, that 100 per cent of the solar energy produced by said technology will benefit the awarded local Veterans organization. The amounts credited to the trust shall be available for expenditure, subject to appropriation, not to exceed $500,000 in a fiscal year, for the costs associated with purchasing and installing solar energy generating equipment for Veterans organizations that meet criteria set forth by the secretary; provided, that not less than 10 grants shall be awarded per fiscal year; provided further, that no grant amount shall exceed $50,000; and provided further, that grants shall be awarded in geographically diverse areas of the commonwealth.

(c)        The executive office of energy and environmental affairs shall annually submit a report on disbursements of the trust, including, but not limited to, grant awardees and amounts awarded, to the clerks of the house and senate and the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy not later than December 31.""

and further, by inserting, in section 2, after item 1595-6232 the following item:

“xxxx-xxxx For the executive office of energy and environmental affairs to distribute in a manner consistent with the recommendations of the veterans hall solar program established under section __ of this act………………….$500,000”


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-58

ENV 58

Keep Mass Beautiful

Messrs. Feeney and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to Keep Massachusetts Beautiful, Inc. for statewide litter prevention, recycling education, community outreach and cleanup programs, waste reduction, beautification and community greening"; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$200,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-59-R1

Redraft ENV 59

Private Wells Study

Messrs. Eldridge, Pacheco, Moore, Gomez, Feeney, Collins, Mark, O'Connor, Cronin and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the department of environmental protection to conduct a study related to the creation of a statewide program to ensure safe drinking water for residents relying on private wells; provided further, that not later than January 1, 2025, the department shall submit report to the joint committee on environment and natural resources and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the findings of said study”; and by striking out the figure "$54,009,482” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$54,109,482".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-59

ENV 59

Private Wells Study

Messrs. Eldridge, Pacheco, Moore, Gomez, Feeney, Collins, Mark and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following:- “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the department of environmental protection to conduct a study on how to establish a statewide program to ensure safe drinking water for residents relying on private wells by January 1, 2025; and by striking out the figure "$54,009,482” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$54,159,482".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-60

ENV 60

Regional Environmental Council, Inc

Ms. Kennedy 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 $100,000 shall be provided to the Regional Environmental Council, Inc to support programs and operations"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-60-R1

Redraft ENV 60

Regional Environmental Council, Inc

Ms. Kennedy and Mr. Moore 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 $100,000 shall be expended to the Regional Environmental Council, Inc. to support programs and operations"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-61-R1

Redraft ENV 61

Buy Local

Ms. Kennedy, Messrs. Eldridge and Gomez, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Mark, Tarr and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by striking out the figure “$750,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$800,000”; and by striking out the figure “$11,120,744” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$11,870,744”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-61

ENV 61

Buy Local

Ms. Kennedy, Messrs. Eldridge and Gomez, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Mark and Tarr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by striking out the “750,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “1,000,000”; and in said item by striking out the figure “$11,120,744” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$11,370,774”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-63

ENV 63

Environmental Protection

Messrs. Cyr and Eldridge, Ms. Rausch, Ms. Kennedy and Messrs. Gomez, Tarr, Mark, O'Connor, Moore and Cronin moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by striking out the figure “$54,009,482” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$54,555,032”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-64

ENV 64

Acton Food Pantry

Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0107, by adding the following words:- "; provided further that no less than $300,000 shall be expended for Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry, Inc. to make improvements to its facility; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the figure:- “$400,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-64-R1

Redraft ENV 64

Acton Food Pantry

Mr. Eldridge 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 $300,000 shall be expended for Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry, Inc. to make improvements to its facility”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$400,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-67

ENV 67

Lynn Parks

Mr. Crighton moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to the city of Lynn for park repairs and maintenance”; and by striking out the figure "$100,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$160,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-68

ENV 68

Keeping vulnerable populations safe during climate events

Messrs. Pacheco, Brady and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0102, by inserting at the end thereof the following:- ";

provided further, that funds shall be expended to study efforts to ease the impact of extreme heat on older adults and persons with disabilities, keeping them safe during climate events, by providing Medicaid recipients with climate supports; provided further that the agency shall review the "Oregon Project" model as part of the study to help the Commonwealth establish an adaptation plan to help keep vulnerable populations safe during climate events."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-68-R1

Redraft ENV 68

Keeping vulnerable populations safe during climate events

Messrs. Pacheco, Brady, Moore and Cyr, Ms. Edwards and Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0102, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that funds shall be expended to study strategies for easing the impact of extreme heat and other climate events on older adults and persons with disabilities, including, but not limited to, the feasibility of providing Medicaid recipients with supports to keep them safe during climate events; provided further, that the agency shall review the Oregon framework for addressing rapid climate change model as part of the study to help the commonwealth establish an adaptation plan to help keep vulnerable populations safe during climate events"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-69-R1

Redraft ENV 69

Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program

Messrs. DiDomenico, Eldridge, Keenan, Tarr and O'Connor and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by striking out the figure "$1,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,250,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-69

ENV 69

Massachusetts Emergency Food Assistance Program

Messrs. DiDomenico, Eldridge, Keenan, Tarr and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0105, by striking out the figure "$1,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$1,500,000"; and by striking out the figure "$42,075,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "43,575,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-70

ENV 70

Private Wells Program

Messrs. Eldridge, Pacheco, Feeney, Moore and Gomez, Ms. Kennedy and Messrs. Collins, Mark, Tarr, Cronin and Keenan moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 116 the following section: -

SECTION 117. Item 1231-1020 of section 72 of chapter 204 of the acts of 1996, as amended by section 54 of chapter 365 the acts of 1996, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word "called" the following words:- , and to assist homeowners with treatment systems to ensure that drinking water from private wells meets primary standards for recommended concentration limits of contaminants as specified by public drinking water standards issued by the department of environmental protection; provided further, that the department of environmental protection shall determine the requirements for loan guarantees and interest subsidies for an eligible project; provided further, that the department of environmental protection may subcontract the administration of this program to public authorities and other public instrumentalities of the commonwealth; provided further, that the board of health of a city or town in which a proposed project shall be undertaken, or the department of environmental protection shall determine if a homeowner’s proposed project is an eligible private well remediation project as specified by public drinking water standards issued by the department; provided further, that for purposes of this program, an eligible project shall mean a project to construct a treatment system for a private well that a board of health of a city or town or the department of environmental protection determines is out of compliance with public drinking water standards issued by the department or a septic system that a board of health of a city or town determines is out of compliance with Title V"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-75

ENV 75

Forestdale playground improvements in Malden

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended to the City of Malden for accessibility improvements to the Forestdale School Playground"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-75-R1

Redraft ENV 75

Forestdale playground improvements in Malden

Mr. Lewis 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 $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Malden for accessibility improvements to the Forestdale school playground"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-76

ENV 76

Fish to plate

Messrs. Tarr, O'Connor, Moore and Montigny moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0111, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be provided to the Department of Fish and Game for its program to support Massachusetts fisheries and related food pantries"; and by striking out the figure "$10,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$10,400,000".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-77

ENV 77

World Farmers

Mr. Eldridge 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 $100,000 shall be expended for World Farmers, Inc. to make improvements to its agricultural production"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-78

ENV 78

Shelter on the Northern Strand Trail in Malden

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended to the City of Malden for bike to the sea to construct a shelter near the bike kitchen on the Northern Strand Trail in the city of Malden"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-78-R1

Redraft ENV 78

Shelter on the Northern Strand Trail in Malden

Mr. Lewis moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Malden for Bike to the Sea to construct a shelter near the bike kitchen on the Northern Strand Trail in the city of Malden"; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$150,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-79-R2

2nd Redraft ENV 79

Transmission line impacts on groundwater

Mr. Cyr, Ms. Lovely and Mr. Eldridge moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the department of environmental protection to conduct a study to evaluate the impacts of transmission lines and substations on groundwater and to identify specific actions needed to protect affected communities, including environmental justice communities; provided further, that not later than May 5, 2025, the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public health, the joint committee on environment and natural resources and the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy detailing the results of said study"; and by striking out the figure "$54,009,482" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$54,159,482".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-79

ENV 79

Transmission line impacts on groundwater

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the department to evaluate impacts of transmission lines and substations on groundwater"; and by striking out the figure "$54,009,482"; and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$54,159,482".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-79-R1

Redraft ENV 79

Transmission line impacts on groundwater

Mr. Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2200-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the department of environmental protection to conduct a study to evaluate the impacts of transmission lines and substations on groundwater and to identify specific actions needed to protect affected communities, including environmental justice communities; provided further, that not later than March 7, 2025, the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public health, the joint committee on environment and natural resources and the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy detailing the results of said study"; and by striking out the figure "$54,009,482" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$54,159,482".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-80-R1

Redraft ENV 80

Biodiversity and Blue Carbon

Ms. Moran, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Gomez, Mark, Tarr, Moore, Cronin and Cyr moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0100, by inserting after the words “shall be determined by the commissioner” the following words:- “; provided further, that funds shall be expended for efforts to increase biodiversity and to protect and prepare vulnerable maritime ecosystems from climate impacts and unlock their potential for carbon sequestration”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-80

ENV 80

Biodiversity and Blue Carbon

Ms. Moran, Mr. Eldridge, Ms. Rausch and Messrs. Gomez and Mark moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $411,589 shall be expended for efforts to increase biodiversity and to protect and prepare vulnerable maritime ecosystems from climate impacts and unlock their potential for carbon sequestration”; and by striking out the figure “$1,977,659” and inserting in place thereof the following:- $2,389,248.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-81

ENV 81

Local Priority

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that local youth programs and nonprofits get first preference in scheduling on all playfields and hockey rinks operated by the department."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-81-R1

Redraft ENV 81

Local Priority

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that local youth programs and nonprofits get first preference in scheduling on all playing fields and hockey rinks operated by the department."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-82

ENV 82

Environmental Resiliency and Parks Preservation

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Friends of Belle Isle Marsh, Inc. for the implementation of environmental preservation programs; 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 “$18,598,482”; and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$18,698,482”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-82-R1

Redraft ENV 82

Environmental Resiliency and Parks Preservation

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2300-0101, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Friends of Belle Isle Marsh, Inc. for the implementation of environmental preservation programs”; and by striking out the figure “$5,406,476” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$5,456,476”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-83

ENV 83

Department of Conservation and Recreation Coastal Resiliency

Messrs. Tarr, Keenan, O'Connor and Moore moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by adding the following words:- "; provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 be expended for coastal resilience and sustainability projects for the protection, preservation, and stewardship of properties and resources owned and/or maintained by the department, provided further that such funds may be expended for shared public-private projects which provide benefits to such properties and resources"; by striking out the figure "$109,984,560" and inserting in place thereof the following:- "$119,984.560"


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-84

ENV 84

DCR Stewardship of Coastal Resources

Messrs. Tarr, Keenan and O'Connor moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0100, by inserting at the end thereof the following:-"; provided that the department shall conduct a comprehensive assessment of all coastal properties under its control or ownership, to determine their current state with regard to safety, sustainability, and vulnerability with regard to coastal erosion and climate change, and shall develop an action plan to cost-effectively address issues identified by such assessment, which shall include time and cost estimates for the implementation of such plan, provided further, that said assessment and plan shall be filed with the clerks of the House and Senate, the Joint Committee on natural Resources, and the Senate and House committees on ways and means not later than May 1, 2025."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-85

ENV 85

Webster Lake Association

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:-

“; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Webster Lake Association Inc. for costs associated with infrastructure projects and maintenance at Webster Lake in the town of Webster”;

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


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-86

ENV 86

EJ Communities DNC Surcharge

Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended Section 24. (a) There shall be established within the department a division that shall be under the general supervision and control of the commission and shall be under the control of a director. The division shall promulgate rules and regulations and shall perform such functions as necessary for the administration, implementation and enforcement of chapter 159A.(b) Annually, not later than February 1, each delivery network company shall submit to the director of the division established in section 23 of chapter 25 the number of deliveries from the previous calendar year that originated in each city or town and the amount collected from delivery-assessments. Notwithstanding any other law. The per-delivery assessment shall be as follows: (i) a food delivery shall have a per-delivery assessment of $0.20; and (ii) a goods delivery shall have a per-delivery assessment of $0.50; (iii) alcohol and marijuana shall have a per-delivery assessment of $1.40 and provided further, that the per-delivery assessment shall be based upon the pre-arranged delivery, as offered by the delivery network company and  selected by the consumer. Section 2MMMMM. (a) The Transit Authority Fund under Section 23 of this Chapter shall be credited any monies transferred under section 12 of chapter 159A 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Division business and innovation fund for grants for small business.; and provided further, that 50 percent of the funds received shall be appropriated for the MBTA; provided no less than 10 per cent 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.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-86-R1

Redraft ENV 86

EJ Communities DNC Surcharge

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

"SECTION XX. Section 1 of Chapter 187 of the Acts of 2016 is hereby amended by adding the following definition:

'Delivery Network Company', a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship or other entity that utilizes a digital network to assign couriers to provide pre-arranged delivery services within the Commonwealth.

SECTION XX. Chapter 187 of the Acts of 2016 is hereby further amended by adding the following section:

Section 24. (a) There shall be established within the department a division that shall be under the general supervision and control of the commission and shall be under the control of a director. The division shall promulgate rules and regulations and shall perform such functions as necessary for the administration, implementation and enforcement of chapter 159A.(b) Annually, not later than February 1, each delivery network company shall submit to the director of the division established in section 23 of chapter 25 the number of deliveries from the previous calendar year that originated in each city or town and the amount collected from delivery-assessments. Notwithstanding any other law. The per-delivery assessment shall be as follows: (i) a food delivery shall have a per-delivery assessment of $0.20; and (ii) a goods delivery shall have a per-delivery assessment of $0.50; (iii) alcohol and marijuana shall have a per-delivery assessment of $1.40 and provided further, that the per-delivery assessment shall be based upon the pre-arranged delivery, as offered by the delivery network company and  selected by the consumer. Section 2MMMMM. (a) The Transit Authority Fund under Section 23 of this Chapter shall be credited any monies transferred under section 12 of chapter 159A 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 Equal Employment Opportunity Division business and innovation fund for grants for small business.; and provided further, that 50 percent of the funds received shall be appropriated for the MBTA; provided no less than 10 per cent 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."


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-87-R1

Redraft ENV 87

Small Business Plastics Alternatives Pilot Program

Ms. Rausch and Mr. O'Connor 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 $150,000 shall be expended to the department of environmental protection to develop and administer a grant program for small businesses to support alternatives to single-use plastics; provided further, that grants may be used by grantees to purchase biodegradable, compostable or reusable food service ware, water bottles, bags, packaging or other similar single-use plastics reduction efforts or activities; provided further, that small businesses located in low-income communities shall be prioritized in the grant application review process; provided further, that not later than June 30, 2025, the department shall submit a report to the senate and house committees on ways and means and the joint committee on environment and natural resources on the implementation of the grant program which shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the names and locations of the grantees; (ii) the grant amounts distributed; (iii) the implemented plastic reduction efforts through utilization of grant funds; and (iv), if possible, the estimated amount of single-use plastics reduced”; and by striking out the figure “$499,997” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$649,997”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-87

ENV 87

Small Business Plastics Alternatives Pilot Program

Ms. Rausch and Mr. O'Connor 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 $250,000 shall be expended to the department of environmental protection to develop and administer a grant program for small businesses located in the commonwealth to support alternatives to single-use plastics; provided further, that grants may be used by grantees to purchase biodegradable, compostable, or reusable food service ware, water bottles, bags, packaging, or other similar single-use plastics reduction efforts or activities; provided further, that small businesses located in low-income communities shall be prioritized in the grant application review process; provided further, that not later than June 30, 2025, the department of environmental protection shall submit a report to the senate and house committees on ways and means and the joint committee on environment and natural resources on the implementation of the grant program, including but not limited to the names and locations of the grantees, grant amounts distributed, implemented plastic reduction efforts through utilization of grant funds, and, if possible, estimated amount of single-use plastics reduced”; and by striking out the figure “$499,997” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$749,997”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-88

ENV 88

DCR Watershed Management

Ms. Rausch, Messrs. Eldridge, Gomez, Mark, Payano, O'Connor and Cronin and Ms. Edwards moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2800-0101, by striking out the figure “$1,623,450” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$2,136,595".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-91-R1

Redraft ENV 91

Elm Bank Access Improvements

Ms. Rausch and Ms. Creem moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the department of conservation and recreation for a study on improving public and emergency access to the Elm Bank reservation, which shall include, but not be limited to the: (i) potential purchase of private land; (ii) maintenance, construction and rehabilitation of current state-owned land; and (iii) long-term expansion and rehabilitation of the current Elm Bank reservation to maximize public use; provided further, that not later than June 30, 2025, the department shall submit a report to the joint committee on the environment and natural resources, the house and senate committee on ways and means and the clerks of the house and senate detailing the results of said study”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$200,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-91

ENV 91

Elm Bank Access Improvements

Ms. Rausch moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended to the department of conservation and recreation for a study and report on improving public and emergency access to the Elm Bank Reservation, including but not limited to (i) the potential purchase of private land, (ii) the maintenance, construction, and rehabilitation of current state-owned land, and (iii) the long term expansion and rehabilitation of the current Elm Bank Reservation to maximize public use; provided further, that not later than June 30, 2025, the department shall submit the report to the joint committee on the environment and natural resources, the house and senate committee on ways and means, and the clerks of the house and senate”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$275,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-92

ENV 92

Friends of Salem Common, Inc

Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the city of Salem, in consultation with the Friends of Salem Common, Inc., for improvements to the main entrance to the Salem common”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$125,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-93

ENV 93

Buzzards Bay Coalition

Mr. Montigny and Ms. Moran moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2000-0100, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for a coastal water quality and natural resource monitoring program in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound administered by Buzzards Bay Coalition, Inc.”; and by striking out the figure "$18,598,482" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$18,748,482".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-93-R1

Redraft ENV 93

Buzzards Bay Coalition

Mr. Montigny and Ms. Moran 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 $150,000 shall be expended for a coastal water quality and natural resource monitoring program in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound administered by Buzzards Bay Coalition, Inc.”; and by striking out the figure "$18,598,482" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- "$18,748,482".


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-94-R1

Redraft ENV 94

Mendon Sports Field Upgrades

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Mendon for sports field upgrades and maintenance”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$130,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-94

ENV 94

Mendon Sports Field Upgrades

Mr. Fattman moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2810-0122, by adding the following words:- “; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to the town of Mendon for sports field upgrades and maintenance”; and by striking out the figure “$100,000” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- “$135,000”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-95-R1

Redraft ENV 95

Castle Island Marine Park Trust Fund

Mr. Collins moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 9 the following section:-

“SECTION 9A.  Section 35III of said chapter 10, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate, non-budgeted special revenue fund known as the Castle Island and Marine Park Fund. Amounts credited to the fund shall be expended, without further appropriation, for the long-term preservation, maintenance, nourishment and public safety of Castle Island and Marine park in the South Boston section of the city of Boston. The fund shall be credited with: (i) any revenues or other financing sources directed to the fund by appropriation; (ii) money authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund; (iii) any income derived from the investment of amounts credited to the fund or repayment of loans from the fund; (iv) funds from public or private sources including, but not limited to, gifts, federal or private grants, donations, rebates and settlements received by the commonwealth that are specifically designated to be credited to the fund; and (v) all other amounts credited or transferred to the fund from any other source. The fund shall be administered by the secretary of energy and environmental affairs.”.


Budget Amendment ID: FY2025-S4-95

ENV 95

Castle Island Marine Park Trust Fund

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

"SECTION XX.  The Castle Island and Marine Park Trust shall receive, hold and expend funds in fiscal year 2025 subject to Chapter 10 of Section 35III furthermore fees generated by permits, licenses, fees and fines on all other agreements relating to the use of the Old Harbor reservation assets, facilities and land as authorized by the department; provided further not less than $50,000 shall be allocated to the department of Massachusetts State Police Troop H for dedicated patrols at Castle Island and Pleasure Bay, including but not limited to, the community action team and mounted unit; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall allocated to the Boston Fire Department for dedicated patrols off Castle Island, M Street and Carson Beaches; provided further that not less than $25,000 shall be allocated for dedicated patrols for Rangers or emergency medical service details at Castle Island; provided further not less than $75,000 shall be allocated for the Harry McDonough Sailing Program for the operation of free public summer youth sailing instruction program; provided further that not less than $10,000 shall be allocated to South Boston Youth Hockey League for a new Little Rink scoreboard at the Francis L. Murphy Memorial Skating Rink; provided further that not less than $40,000 shall be allocated to to South Boston youth sports programs for lighting costs and landscaping at Evans Field.