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FY 2017 Budget FY 2017 Final Budget

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Following any legislative overrides to the Governor's actions, the budget is finalized and is commonly referred to as the "General Appropriations Act" for the upcoming fiscal year.

Final Budget

Chapter 133

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2017 FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR INTEREST, SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND REQUIREMENTS AND FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS.

      Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is immediately to make appropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2016, and to make certain changes in law, each of which is immediately necessary or appropriate to effectuate said appropriations or for other important public purposes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

      Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
      SECTION 1. To provide for the maintenance of the several departments, boards, commissions and institutions and other services, and for certain permanent improvements and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in sections 2, 2B, 2D, 2E and 3, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in said sections 2, 2B, 2D, 2E and 3, are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise, subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017.  All sums appropriated under this act, including supplemental and deficiency budgets, shall be expended in a manner reflecting and encouraging a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for members of minority groups, women and handicapped persons.  All officials and employees of an agency, board, department, commission or division receiving monies under this act shall take affirmative steps to ensure equality of opportunity in the internal affairs of state government, as well as in their relations with the public, including those persons and organizations doing business with the commonwealth.  Each agency, board, department, commission or division, in spending appropriated sums and discharging its statutory responsibilities, shall adopt measures to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment, layoff or termination, rates of compensation, in-service or apprenticeship training programs and all terms and conditions of employment.
      SECTION 1A.  In accordance with Articles LXIII and CVII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and section 6D of chapter 29 of the General Laws, it is hereby declared that the amounts of revenue set forth in this section by source for the respective funds of the commonwealth for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for said fiscal year as set forth and authorized in sections 2, 2B and 2E. The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts from each such source by each such fund to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with the projected receipts set forth in this section, and include a full statement comparing such actual and projected receipts in the annual report for said fiscal year pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws. The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

Fiscal Year 2017 Revenue by Source and Budgeted Fund (in Millions)
Source All Budgeted Funds*General FundCommonwealth
Transportation Fund
Tourism FundOther Budgeted Funds
 Alcoholic Beverages  84.0 84.0


 Cigarettes  498.5 498.5


 Corporations  2,174.3 2,174.3


 Deeds  289.5 289.5


 Estate Inheritance  395.0 395.0


 Financial Institutions  9.8 9.8


 Income  14,908.1 14,908.1


 Insurance  426.5 426.5


Motor Fuels  780.4
779.4
1.0
 Public Utilities 




 Room Occupancy  133.1 133.1


Sales - Regular  4,362.1 4,362.1


 Sales - Meals  1,128.4 1,128.4


Sales - Motor Vehicles  874.8 306.8 568.1

 Miscellaneous  22.4 22.4


 UI Surcharges  23.1 -

23.1
Total Tax Revenues                   26,110.0 24,738.5 1,347.5 24.1






 SBA Transfer  (834.7) (834.7)


 MBTA Transfer  (997.9) (997.9)


Pension Transfer  (2,198.1) (2,198.1)


 Workforce Training Fund Transfer  (23.1) -

(23.1)
Total Consensus Taxes for Budget 22,056.2 20,707.8 1,347.5 - 1.0






Tax Settlement Revenue 125.0 125.0


Retention of Tourism Fund Revenue 44.0 44.0


Life Sciences Tax Incentive Cap 5.0 5.0








Non-Tax Revenue




Federal Reimbursements 10,756.1 10,749.9 -
6.2
Departmental Revenues 3,850.3 3,158.8 676.7
14.8
Consolidated Transfers 2,229.0 2,124.8 40.0
64.2
Grand Total 39,065.6 36,915.0 2,064.2
86.2

      SECTION 1B.  The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts of non-tax revenues by each department, board, commission or institution to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with projected receipts set forth in this section and to include a full statement comparing such receipts with projected receipts in the annual report for such fiscal year pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws. The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

Non-Tax Revenue: Department Summary
Revenue SourceFederal
Revenues
Departmental
Revenues
Budgeted
Transfers
Total
Unrestricted
Total Restricted
Judiciary




Supreme Judicial Court $0 $2,731,855 $0 $2,731,855 $0
Committee for Public Counsel $0 $8,600,000 $0 $8,600,000 $0
Appeals Court $0 $371,693 $0 $371,693 $0
Trial Court $0 $96,590,980 $0 $96,590,980 $0
TOTAL: $0 $108,294,528 $0 $108,294,528 $0
District Attorneys $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
TOTAL: $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Secretary of the Commonwealth




Secretary of the Commonwealth $0 $237,023,322 $0 $237,008,322 $15,000
TOTAL: $0 $237,023,322 $0 $237,008,322 $15,000
Treasurer and Receiver-General




Office of the Treasurer $0 $67,161,048 $494,635,494 $541,548,860 $20,247,682
Cultural Commission $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
State Lottery Commission $0 $163,122 $1,105,350,000 $1,105,513,122 $0
TOTAL: $0 $67,324,170 $1,599,985,494 $1,647,061,982 $20,247,682
Attorney General




Office of the Attorney General $4,426,908 $76,771,630 $449,364 $77,147,902 $4,500,000
TOTAL: $4,426,908 $76,771,630 $449,364 $77,147,902 $4,500,000
Inspector General




Office of the Inspector General $0 $850,000 $0 $0 $850,000
TOTAL: $0 $850,000 $0 $0 $850,000
Office of Campaign and Political Finance




Office of Campaign and Political Finance $0 $185,200 $0 $185,200 $0
TOTAL: $0 $185,200 $0 $185,200 $0
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination




Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination $2,415,000 $351,911 $0 $8,000 $2,758,911
TOTAL: $2,415,000 $351,911 $0 $8,000 $2,758,911
State Ethics Commission




State Ethics Commission $0 $51,100 $0 $51,100 $0
TOTAL: $0 $51,100 $0 $51,100 $0
Office of the State Comptroller




Office of the State Comptroller $25,000 $5,261,000 $36,200,000 $41,486,000 $0
TOTAL: $25,000 $5,261,000 $36,200,000 $41,486,000 $0
Executive Office for Administration and Finance




Secretary of Administration and Finance $0 $13,509,030 $0 $13,509,030 $0
Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance $0 $44,326,830 $0 $35,256,196 $9,070,634
Bureau of State Office Buildings $0 $4,522 $0 $4,522 $0
Civil Service Commission $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000 $0
Group Insurance Commission $0 $834,112,592 $292,128,099 $1,123,971,945 $2,268,746
Division of Administrative Law Appeals $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000 $0
Department of Revenue $41,750,581 $142,643,725 $0 $177,847,026 $6,547,280
Appellate Tax Board $0 $1,847,230 $0 $1,447,230 $400,000
Human Resources Division $0 $2,546,190 $0 $1,500 $2,544,690
Operational Services Division $0 $16,184,567 $0 $3,769,300 $12,415,267
Information Technology Division $0 $13,449,800 $36,000,000 $36,000,000 $13,449,800
TOTAL: $41,750,581 $1,068,634,486 $328,128,099 $1,391,816,749 $46,696,417
Executive Office of Energy& Environmental Affairs




Executive Office of Energy& Environmental Affairs $0 $6,006,700 $0 $5,556,700 $450,000
Department of Environmental Protection $0 $32,477,099 $0 $26,158,587 $6,318,512
Department of Fish and Game $6,200,000 $11,102,259 $182,000 $16,941,270 $542,989
Department of Agricultural Resources $0 $6,114,735 $0 $6,114,735 $0
Department of Conservation and Recreation $0 $24,000,000 $5,608,833 $11,752,451 $17,856,382
Department of Public Utilities $0 $19,434,895 $0 $17,059,895 $2,375,000
Department of Energy Resources $0 $4,910,832 $0 $4,910,832 $0
TOTAL: $6,200,000 $104,046,520 $5,790,833 $88,494,470 $27,542,883
Executive Office of Health and Human Services




Department of Veterans' Services $0 $705,000 $0 $15,000 $690,000
Secretary of Health and Human Services $6,923,909,355 $971,812,364 $74,500,000 $7,691,471,719 $278,750,000
Division of Health Care Finance and Policy $0 $32,306,228 $0 $31,806,228 $500,000
Health Policy Commission  $0 $9,799,746 $0 $9,799,746 $0
Mass Commission for the Blind $3,744,488 $7,500 $0 $3,751,988 $0
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission $4,393,326 $30,000 $0 $4,423,326 $0
Mass Commission for the Deaf $225,147 $3,500 $0 $228,647 $0
Chelsea Soldiers' Home $10,922,833 $3,234,771 $0 $13,557,604 $600,000
Holyoke Soldiers' Home $12,666,259 $4,178,529 $0 $15,535,745 $1,309,043
Department of Youth Services $7,733,023 $130,000 $0 $7,863,023 $0
Department of Transitional Assistance $446,084,177 $28,900,304 $0 $474,984,481 $0
Department of Public Health $131,400,591 $68,129,180 $1,500,000 $105,196,285 $95,833,486
Department of Children and Families $206,855,280 $9,924,175 $700,000 $213,013,371 $4,466,084
Department of Mental Health $105,686,425 $4,312,650 $7,658,436 $117,032,511 $625,000
Department of Developmental Services $691,248,569 $6,567,508 $5,000,000 $702,816,077 $0
Department of Elder Affairs $1,926,901,821 $891,504 $0 $1,927,793,325 $0
TOTAL: $10,471,771,294 $1,140,932,959 $89,358,436 $11,319,289,076 $382,773,613
Massachusetts Department of Transportation




Massachusetts Department of Transportation $0 $598,500,790 $0 $598,500,790 $0
TOTAL: $0 $598,500,790 $0 $598,500,790 $0
Board of Library Commissioners




Board of Library Commissioners $0 $2,400 $0 $2,400 $0
TOTAL: $0 $2,400 $0 $2,400 $0
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development




Department of Housing & Community Development $0 $3,484,479 $2,602,560 $3,654,967 $2,432,072
Office of Business Development $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation $0 $1,272,807 $0 $800,500 $472,307
Division of Banks $0 $29,631,413 $0 $27,281,413 $2,350,000
Division of Insurance $0 $99,614,772 $0 $99,614,772 $0
Division of Professional Licensure $0 $13,082,289 $0 $12,492,289 $590,000
Division of Standards $0 $2,655,474 $0 $1,784,800 $870,674
Department of Telecommunications and Cable $0 $5,011,869 $0 $5,011,869 $0
TOTAL: $0 $154,753,103 $2,602,560 $150,640,610 $6,715,053
Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development




Department of Labor Relations $0 $200,000 $0 $100,000 $100,000
Labor and Workforce Development  $0 $2,736,848 $24,077,000 $26,360,998 $452,850
TOTAL: $0 $2,936,848 $24,077,000 $26,460,998 $552,850
Executive Office of Education




Department of Early Education and Care $200,424,327 $1,579,616 $0 $201,833,943 $170,000
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education $0 $7,476,942 $0 $5,730,593 $1,746,349
University of Massachusetts $0 $120,002,113 $0 $120,002,113 $0
Bridgewater State College $0 $1,522,867 $225,733 $1,748,600 $0
Fitchburg State College $0 $1,270,253 $156,451 $1,426,704 $0
Framingham State College $0 $1,511,564 $143,109 $1,654,673 $0
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts $0 $235,385 $83,733 $319,118 $0
Salem State College $0 $710,138 $230,760 $940,898 $0
Westfield State College $0 $500,642 $124,149 $624,791 $0
Worcester State College $0 $546,255 $120,641 $666,896 $0
Berkshire Community College $0 $164,035 $53,255 $217,290 $0
Bristol Community College $0 $491,203 $92,569 $583,772 $0
Cape Cod Community College $0 $338,672 $65,492 $404,164 $0
Greenfield Community College $0 $116,605 $52,039 $168,644 $0
Holyoke Community College $0 $691,067 $107,164 $798,231 $0
Mass Bay Community College $0 $770,017 $79,061 $849,078 $0
Massasoit Community College $0 $618,335 $115,841 $734,176 $0
Mount Wachusett Community College $0 $244,276 $73,383 $317,659 $0
Northern Essex Community College $0 $218,211 $108,704 $326,915 $0
North Shore Community College $0 $1,221,909 $117,533 $1,339,442 $0
Quinsigamond Community College $0 $352,041 $86,537 $438,578 $0
Springfield Technical Community College $0 $718,718 $118,326 $837,044 $0
Roxbury Community College $0 $659,502 $68,395 $198,054 $529,843
Middlesex Community College $0 $256,574 $114,141 $370,715 $0
Bunker Hill Community College $0 $217,824 $116,644 $334,468 $0
TOTAL: $200,424,327 $142,434,764 $2,453,660 $342,866,559 $2,446,192
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security




Executive Office of Public Safety and Security $0 $800,000 $0 $800,000 $0
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner $79,000 $3,098,761 $0 $109,000 $3,068,761
Criminal History Systems Board $0 $13,405,145 $0 $9,905,145 $3,500,000
Criminal Justice Training Council $0 $1,815,000 $0 $15,000 $1,800,000
Department of State Police $1,684,000 $30,562,000 $0 $616,000 $31,630,000
Department of Public Safety $0 $30,790,973 $0 $18,737,019 $12,053,954
Department of Fire Services $0 $25,335,983 $0 $25,327,483 $8,500
Military Division $0 $600,000 $0 $0 $600,000
Emergency Management Agency $0 $497,358 $0 $497,358 $0
Department of Corrections $3,035,395 $11,703,869 $3,000,000 $2,539,264 $15,200,000
Parole Board $0 $600,000 $0 $0 $600,000
TOTAL: $4,798,395 $119,209,089 $3,000,000 $58,546,269 $68,461,215
Sheriffs




Sheriff's Department Hampden $800,000 $3,051,268 $0 $870,000 $2,981,268
Sheriff's Department Worcester $86,000 $38,500 $0 $124,500 $0
Sheriff's Department Middlesex $930,000 $169,000 $0 $1,024,000 $75,000
Sheriff's Department Franklin $3,050,400 $33,400 $0 $3,083,800 $0
Sheriff's Department Hampshire $38,500 $181,852 $0 $53,000 $167,352
Sheriff's Department Essex $2,028,000 $51,600 $0 $2,079,600 $0
Sheriff's Department Berkshire $30,000 $726,000 $0 $31,000 $725,000
Sheriff's Department Association $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Sheriff's Department Barnstable $0 $32,252 $0 $32,252 $0
Sheriff's Department Bristol $4,800,000 $0 $0 $4,800,000 $0
Sheriff's Department Norfolk $69,350 $0 $0 $69,350 $0
Sheriff's Department Plymouth $7,500,000 $0 $0 $7,500,000 $0
Sheriff's Department Suffolk $5,000,000 $400,000 $0 $5,400,000 $0
TOTAL: $24,332,250 $4,683,872 $0 $25,067,502 $3,948,620
Total Non-Tax Revenue  : $10,756,143,755 $3,850,342,595 $2,228,957,504 $16,267,935,418 $567,508,436

JUDICIARY.

Supreme Judicial Court.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0320-0003
For the operation of the supreme judicial court, including the salaries of the chief justice and the 6 associate justices
$8,762,149
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0320-0010
For the operation of the clerk’s office of the supreme judicial court for Suffolk county
$1,567,735
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0321-0001
For the operation of the commission on judicial conduct
$756,571 $749,005
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0321-0100
For the services of the board of bar examiners
$1,372,512 $1,358,787

Committee for Public Counsel Services.

0321-1500
For the operation of the committee for public counsel services under chapter 211D of the General Laws; provided, that the committee shall maintain a system in which not less than 25 per cent of indigent clients shall be represented by public defenders; provided further, that to the extent feasible, the committee shall assign public defenders to district and superior courts; provided further, that the committee shall approve by majority vote any increase in the base salary or rate of compensation for employees holding management positions, including, but not limited to, chiefs, deputy chiefs, directors, assistant directors and managers; provided further, that the committee shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means starting on September 30, 2016 in a cumulative manner and compared with data from the current quarter to the previous 3 quarters and data from fiscal years 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016; and provided further, that these reports shall include, but not be limited to, the following, which shall be delineated by type of case, courthouse and geographic location: (a) the number of cases handled by the committee in each month, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate; (b) the caseload of attorneys in charge compared to the caseload of public defender staff attorneys; (c) the total number of cases that have been assigned to all new public defenders, delineated by division since the start of fiscal year 2012; (d) the average number of hours spent per case by public defenders; (e) the number of cases that have been assigned to private bar advocates, delineated by division since the start of fiscal year 2012; (f) the average number of hours billed by private bar advocates;  (g) the number of public defenders currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year starting in fiscal year 2012, delineated by division; (h) the current number of private bar advocates assigned to each division; (i) the number of public defenders hired over the previous 51 months that have not been assigned to district or superior court and the reason for their division assignments; (j) the number of public defender vacancies to be filled; (k) the average cost for public defender services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (l) the total number of support staff, investigators, attorneys in charge, and management personnel currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year starting in fiscal year 2012; (m) the number, cost, and cost per hour of psychologists and psychiatrists used by public defenders; (n) the average cost for private bar advocate services rendered per client; (o) the billable hours of private bar advocates broken down by interview time, investigating time, research time, travel time, and time spent in court and courthouse, including wait time and trial preparation time, (p) the number, cost, and cost per hour of psychologists and psychiatrists used by private bar advocates, delineated by firm; (q) the number and cost of private investigators used by private bar advocates, delineated by firm; (r) changes to the private bar advocate billing system; (s) the billing improvements that have been made; (t) the current percentage of indigent defendants represented by public defenders, delineated by division and courthouse; (u) the staffing efficiencies that have been achieved; (v) any perceived impediments to the maintenance of the expansion plan and possible solutions to such impediments; and (w) any proposed expansion of legal services, delineated by type of service, target population, and cost
$28,591,182
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0321-1504
For the payroll costs of the committee’s public defenders, attorneys in charge and appeals attorneys, including fringe benefits costs; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended only in the AA and DD object classes; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall not be expended for administrative support staff or services of any kind
$30,305,462
0321-1510
For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil cases under subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 211D of the General Laws, under section 11 of said chapter 211D; provided, that not more than $2,000,000 of the sum appropriated in this item may be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2017
$98,906,090
0321-1520
For fees and costs as defined in section 27A of chapter 261 of the General Laws, as ordered by a justice of the appeals court or a justice of a department of the trial court on behalf of persons who are indigent, as defined in said section 27A of said chapter 261; provided, that not more than $1,000,000 of the sum appropriated in this item may be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2017
$14,951,982

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.

0321-1600
For the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to provide legal representation for indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the Commonwealth; provided, that the corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 29, 2017 that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the number of persons assisted by the programs funded by the corporation in the prior fiscal year; (b) any proposed expansion of legal services delineated by type of service, target population, and cost; and (c) the total number of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents who received services of the corporation, by type of case and geographic location; provided further, that the corporation may contract with any organization to provide representation; and provided further, that notwithstanding the first paragraph of section 9 of chapter 221A of the General Laws, funds shall be expended for the Disability Benefits Project, the Medicare Advocacy Project and the Battered Women’s Legal Assistance Project
$18,000,000

Mental Health Legal Advisors.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0321-2000
For the operation of the mental health legal advisors committee and for certain programs for the indigent mentally ill established under section 34E of chapter 221 of the General Laws
$1,106,887

Prisoners’ Legal Services.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0321-2100
For the expenses of Prisoners’ Legal Services
$1,472,466

Social Law Library.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0321-2205
For the expenses of the social law library located in Suffolk county
$1,831,200

Appeals Court.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0322-0100
For the appeals court, including the salaries, traveling allowances and expenses of the chief justice, recall justices and associate justices
$13,107,764

Trial Court.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0330-0101
For the salaries of the justices of the 7 departments of the trial court
$62,618,568
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0330-0300
For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court nonemployee services, trial court dental and vision health plan agreements, jury expenses, trial court law libraries, statewide telecommunications, private and municipal court rentals and leases, operation of courthouse facilities, rental of county court facilities, witness fees, printing expenses, equipment maintenance and repairs, the court interpreter program, insurance and chargeback costs, the Massachusetts sentencing commission, permanency mediation services, court security and judicial training; provided, that 50 per cent of all fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure shall be paid from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for training on domestic violence issues, the establishment of a domestic violence registry, evaluations of batterers’ intervention programs and the creation of a risk assessment tool for domestic violence offenders under chapter 260 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that funds may be expended to provide information and assistance to self-represented litigants; provided further, that the trial court shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on revenues collected in the trial court; provided further, that each report shall provide for the previous quarter for each court division and courthouse: (a) the total amount ordered in fees and fines; (b) the total amount dismissed in fees and fines; (c) the total amount paid in fees and fines; and (d) the total amount outstanding in fees and fines; provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 30, 2017, detailing the number of court officers, per diem court officers, and security personnel located in each trial court of the commonwealth; provided further, that the trial court shall record all fees that are collected under subsection (e) of section 2A of chapter 211D of the General Laws and shall record said fees in a separate source code entitled “indigent misrepresentation fees”; provided further, that the trial court shall record all fees that are collected under subsection (f) of said section 2A of said chapter 211D and shall record said fees in a separate source code entitled “indigent counsel fees”; provided further, that the trial court shall record all fees collected under  Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:10 (10)(c)(ii) and shall record said fees in a separate source code entitled “indigent but able to contribute fees”; provided further, that notwithstanding section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the rights afforded to a veteran, under said section 9A of said chapter 30, shall also be afforded to any such veteran who holds a trial court office or position in the service of the commonwealth not classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws, other than an elective office, an appointive office for a fixed term, or an office or position under section 7 of said chapter 30 and who: (i) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (ii) has 30 years of total creditable service to the commonwealth, as defined in chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided further, that the trial court shall submit a report to the victim and witness assistance board detailing the amount of assessments imposed within each court by a justice or clerk-magistrate during the previous calendar year under  section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of cases in which the assessment was reduced or waived by a judge or clerk-magistrate within the courts; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the victim and witness assistance board no later than January 6, 2017; and provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 30, 2017, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (2) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (3) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (4) the reason for the necessity of the transfer
$239,872,058
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0330-0344
For administration and transportation costs associated with a veterans court program and study established in section 33 of chapter 62 of the acts of 2014
$100,000 $99,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0330-0500
For expanded use of video teleconferencing for court appearances by persons in the custody of the houses of correction
$250,000 $247,500
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0330-0599
For a probation pilot program that administers high-intensity supervision to promote successful probation outcomes and reduce recidivism; provided, that the office of the commissioner of probation may partner with the same external research organization in fiscal year 2017 as selected in fiscal year 2016 to monitor program fidelity and design, to implement the experimental model and to collect and analyze the outcome evaluation; provided further, that the pilot program shall be conducted at both a district and superior court; provided further, that the trial court shall maintain this probation program in the 12 court locations currently in operation; and provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 16, 2017 that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the research organization’s recommendations for the program; and (b) any relevant data on participants and initial outcomes
$1,675,746 $1,658,989
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0330-0601
For the operation of the specialty courts; provided, that no funds shall be transferred from this item to any other item in the trial court; and provided further, that the trial court shall, in coordination with partner departments and agencies, submit reports on interdepartmental service agreements made with the partner departments and agencies to the court administrator and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than April 3, 2017 that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the amount of funding transferred to each specific agency or department for use in specialty courts; (b) the specific intent of that transfer in relation to specialty court operations; (c) any additional services implemented by way of the transfer; and (d) the amount of unspent funds from the transfer at the time of reporting
$3,229,651

Superior Court Department.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0331-0100
For the operation of the superior court department; provided, that funds shall be expended for medical malpractice tribunals under section 60B of chapter 231 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the clerk of the court shall be responsible for the internal administration of the clerk’s office, including personnel, staff services and record  keeping
$31,815,838 $31,497,680

District Court Department.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0332-0100
For the operation of the district court department, including a civil conciliation program; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the district court of Chelsea shall be the permanent location for the northern trial session to handle 6- person jury cases; provided further, that all personnel within said district court whose duties related to said northern trial session shall report to the clerk-magistrate of said district court; provided further, that the clerk-magistrate shall utilize whatever space within the facility-at-large the clerk-magistrate deems necessary to comply with Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3:12, Canon 3(A)6; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for capital improvements at Hingham district court; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Hampden County Bar Association to conduct a feasibility study to determine whether there is a need to relocate or rehabilitate the Hampden County Hall of Justice in the city of Springfield
$66,054,290

Probate and Family Court Department.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0333-0002
For the operation of the probate and family court department
$29,248,259

Land Court Department.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0334-0001
For the operation of the land court department
$3,920,088 $3,880,887

Boston Municipal Court Department.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0335-0001
For the operation of the Boston municipal court department
$13,576,760 $13,440,992

Housing Court Department.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0336-0002
For the operation of the housing court department
$8,117,822 $8,036,644

Juvenile Court Department.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0337-0002
For the operation of the juvenile court department; provided, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended on the Worcester county CASA program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the Franklin and Hampshire county CASA program; provided further, that not less than $143,989 shall be expended on the Hampden county CASA program; provided further, that not less than $98,730 shall be expended on the Essex county CASA program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the Boston CASA program; and provided further, that not less than $53,995 shall be expended on the Berkshire county CASA program
$18,992,783

Office of the Commissioner of Probation.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0339-1001
For the office of the commissioner of probation; provided, that the office shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the department of revenue to verify income data and to use the department’s wage reporting and bank match system for weekly tape-matching to determine an individual’s eligibility for appointment of indigent counsel, as provided in chapter 211D of the General Laws; provided further, that funds may be expended for increased lab-based testing, oral toxicology tests and new urine tests to detect additional substances; provided further, that funds shall be used for the ongoing development and implementation of the validated risk assessment tool to inform pre-adjudication decision-making with regard to the detention, release on personal recognizance or release under conditions of criminal defendants before the adult trial court; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended for the costs associated with the full implementation of chapter 303 of the acts of 2006 and chapter 418 of the acts of 2006 to ensure effective supervision of probationers who are monitored through global positioning system bracelets; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item to cover the costs of building leases
$136,155,625
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0339-1003
For the office of community corrections and performance-based contracts for the operation of community corrections centers; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 1, 2017; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the performance standards used to assess the success of community corrections centers; (b) a comparison of each community corrections center based on performance and utilization data; (c) the amount of each contract awarded to community corrections centers on a per client-day basis; (d) standards for terminating contracts with underperforming community corrections centers; and (e) a plan for increasing the use of community corrections centers by the courts, the department of correction and the sheriffs’ offices; and provided further, that the executive director may make funds from this item available for rehabilitative pilot programs that incorporate evidence-based corrections practices
$21,132,834
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0339-1005
For a competitive grant program to be administered by the office of the commissioner of probation to cities and towns, acting either individually or in concert, to pilot or expand multidisciplinary approaches to divert juveniles and young adults from the juvenile and criminal justice systems prior to arrest or arraignment through coordinated programs for prevention and intervention serving youths and their families, including: (a) connecting youths to mental health services; (b) providing youth development activities and mentoring; (c) promoting school safety, family home visits, juvenile diversion programs and restorative justice and mediation programs; and (d) providing assistance for families and schools to navigate the legal system; provided, that eligible applicants may partner with nonprofit organizations to provide programs and services; provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall give preference to applications that:  (i) clearly outline a comprehensive plan for municipalities to collaborate with law enforcement, schools, community-based organizations and government agencies to address juvenile delinquency and young adult crime; (ii) include written commitments of municipalities, law enforcement agencies, schools, community-based organizations and government agencies to collaborate; (iii) make a written commitment to match grant funds with a 25 per cent matching grant provided by either municipal or private contributions; and (iv) identify a local governmental unit to serve as the fiscal agent for the proposed programs and services; and provided further, that administrative costs for successful grant applications shall not exceed 5 per cent of the value of the grant
$200,000

Office of the Jury Commissioner.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0339-2100
For the office of the jury commissioner under with chapter 234A of the General Laws
$2,802,361 $2,774,337

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS.

Suffolk District Attorney.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0340-0100
For the Suffolk district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, the domestic violence unit and the children’s advocacy center; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000
$18,916,992
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-0198
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Suffolk district attorney’s office
$368,475 $364,790

Middlesex District Attorney.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0340-0200
For the Middlesex district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000
$16,248,754
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-0298
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Middlesex district attorney’s office
$545,993 $540,533

Eastern District Attorney.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0340-0300
For the Eastern district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000
$9,931,887
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-0398
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Eastern district attorney’s office
$524,525 $519,280

Worcester District Attorney.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0340-0400
For the Worcester district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000
$10,885,878
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-0498
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Worcester district attorney’s office
$437,123 $432,752

Hampden District Attorney.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0340-0500
For the Hampden district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000
$9,501,819
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-0598
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampden district attorney’s office
$359,318 $355,725

Northwestern District Attorney.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0340-0600
For the Northwestern district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that not less than $112,260 shall be expended for the anti-crime task force; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000
$6,098,538
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-0698
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Northwestern district attorney’s office
$311,059 $307,948

Norfolk District Attorney.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0340-0700
For the Norfolk district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000
$9,591,791
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-0798
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Norfolk district attorney’s office
$451,719 $447,202

Plymouth District Attorney.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0340-0800
For the Plymouth district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000
$8,841,265
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-0898
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Plymouth district attorney’s office
$454,190 $449,648

Bristol District Attorney.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0340-0900
For the Bristol district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000
$8,777,329
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-0998
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Bristol district attorney’s office
$344,961 $341,511

Cape and Islands District Attorney.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0340-1000
For the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000
$4,218,362
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-1098
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office
$294,659 $291,712

Berkshire District Attorney.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0340-1100
For the Berkshire district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, the drug task force and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $45,000; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the operation and management of the Berkshire county drug task force
$4,184,794
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-1198
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Berkshire district attorney’s office
$227,417 $224,693

MASSACHUSETTS DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-0203
For the implementation and administration of drug diversion programs and for education programs for students to prevent the use of heroin; provided, that individuals abusing heroin who are arrested for crimes shall be eligible for the drug diversion program; provided further, that individuals charged with violent crimes shall not be eligible for participation in a drug diversion program; provided further, that a district attorney’s office may contract with an organization for the purpose of administering a drug diversion program or education program; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney’s office; provided further, that not less than 60 days before the distribution of funds the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (a) the amount to be given to each district attorney’s office; (b) the reasoning behind the distribution; and (c) the administration and cost of the program; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended on the administrative costs of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association
$500,000 $495,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0340-2100
For the operation of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, including the implementation and related expenses of the district attorneys’ offices automation and case management and tracking system; provided, that expenses associated with the system may be charged directly to this item; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made on or after the effective date of this item which would cause the commonwealth’s obligation for the purposes of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that the association shall work in conjunction with the disabled persons protection commission and the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the number of abuse cases that are referred to each district attorney’s office for further investigation; (b) the number of those referrals resulting in the filing of criminal charges, delineated by type of charge; (c) the number of cases referred to each district attorney's office that remain open as of the date for submission of the report; and (d) the number of cases that resulted in a criminal prosecution and the disposition of each such prosecution; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate no later than March 10, 2017; provided further, that the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall work in conjunction with the 11 district attorneys’ offices to prepare and submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and senate no later than March 1, 2017, detailing by district for calendar year 2016 the following: (i) the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment; (ii) the number of criminal cases disposed; and (iii) the number of criminal cases actively managed during the year; provided further, that the report shall separately identify the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment, the number of cases disposed, and the number of cases under active management where the case includes charges for drug offenses under chapter 94C of the General Laws, motor vehicle charges under chapter 90 of the General Laws or firearm offenses under chapter 140 of the General Laws; provided further, that the association shall provide the 11 district attorneys’ offices with an agreed upon template for the report to be filled out; provided further, that the association shall work together with the 11 district attorneys' offices to submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate no later than January 27, 2017, detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (1) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program at each of the 11 district attorneys’ offices; (2) the name and address of the law firms; (3) the duties performed by the personnel; and (4) the benefits and cost savings associated with the program; and provided further, that each district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before transferring any funds from the AA object class of each district attorney’s administrative line item and means of its intention to make that transfer
$1,941,693
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-2117
For the retention of assistant district attorneys with more than 3 years of experience; provided, that the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall transfer funds to the AA object class in each of the 11 district attorneys’ offices in the commonwealth; provided further, that the association shall develop a formula for distribution of the funds; provided further, that funds distributed from this item to the district attorneys’ offices shall be used for retention purposes and shall not be transferred out of the AA object class; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney’s office; provided further, that no less than 60 days before the distribution of funds, the Massachusetts District Attorneys’ Association shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (a) the methodology used to determine the amount to be dispersed; (b) the amount to be given to each district attorney’s office; (c) the reasoning behind the distribution; and (d) the number of assistant district attorneys from each office who would receive funds from this item; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended on the administrative costs of the association
$500,000 $495,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-6653
For increases in the annual salaries of assistant district attorneys; provided, that the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall transfer funds to the AA object class in each of the 11 district attorneys' offices so that the resulting minimum annual salary for an assistant district attorney shall exceed $45,000 per year; provided further, that these salary increases shall not take effect until January 1, 2017; provided further, that not less than 30 days before the distribution of funds, the Massachusetts District Attorneys' Association shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (a) the methodology used to determine the amount to be dispersed; (b) the amount to be given to each district attorney's office; (c) the reasoning behind the distribution; and (d) the number of assistant district attorneys from each office who would receive funds from this item; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended on the administrative costs of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association
$500,000 $495,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0340-8908
For the costs associated with maintaining the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association’s wide area network
$1,797,089 $1,779,118

EXECUTIVE.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0411-1000
For the offices of the governor, the lieutenant governor and the governor’s council; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item may be used at the discretion of the governor for the payment of extraordinary expenses not otherwise provided for and for transfer to appropriation accounts where the amounts otherwise available may be insufficient; provided further, that funds may be expended for the governor’s commission on intellectual disability; provided further, that funds may be expended for the governor’s development coordinating council; and provided further, that the advisory council on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, established in section 379 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998 shall continue during fiscal year 2017
$5,304,390

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0511-0000
For the operation of the office of the secretary; provided, that the secretary may transfer funds between items 0540-0900, 0540-1000, 0540-1100, 0540-1200, 0540-1300, 0540-1400, 0540-1500, 0540-1600, 0540-1700, 0540-1800, 0540-1900, 0540-2000 and 0540-2100 under an allocation schedule which shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before the transfer; and provided further, that each register of deeds using electronic record books shall ensure that all methods of electronically recording instruments conform to the regulations or standards established by the secretary of the commonwealth and the records conservation  board
$6,319,269
0511-0001
For the secretary of the commonwealth, who may expend retained revenues not to exceed $15,000 from the sale of merchandise at the state house gift shop for the purpose of replenishing and restocking gift shop inventory
$15,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0511-0002
For the operation of the corporations division; provided, that the division shall implement a corporate dissolution program; and provided further, that the secretary shall file biannual reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total number of reports filed as a result of this program and the amount of revenue generated for the commonwealth
$353,076 $349,545
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0511-0200
For the operation of the archives division; provided, that $200,000 shall be expended for preservation matching grants for municipalities and nonprofit organizations to preserve veterans monuments, memorials and other significant sites and historic documents; and provided further, that the program shall be administered by the state historic records advisory board
$565,557
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0511-0230
For the operation of the records center
$35,660 $35.304
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0511-0250
For the operation of the archives facility
$297,068 $294,097
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0511-0260
For the operation of the commonwealth museum
$233,268 $230,935
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0511-0270
For the secretary of the commonwealth, who shall contract with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute to provide the commonwealth with technical assistance on United States census data and to prepare annual population estimates; provided, that the contract shall be for not less than $325,000
$400,000 $396,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0511-0420
For the operation of the address confidentiality program
$136,985 $135,615
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0517-0000
For the printing of public documents
$509,280 $504,187
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0521-0000
For the operation of the elections division, including preparation, printing and distribution of ballots and for other miscellaneous expenses for primary and other elections; provided, that the secretary of the commonwealth may award grants for voter registration and education; and provided further, that the registration and education activities may be conducted by community-based voter registration and education organizations, prior appropriation continued
$11,700,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0521-0001
For the operation of the central voter registration computer system; provided, that an annual report detailing voter registration activity shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2017, prior appropriation continued
$5,854,898
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0521-0002
For implementation of early voting for the November 8, 2016 state election as required by section 25B of chapter 54 of the General Laws
$400,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0521-0006
For post-election audits as required by section 109A of chapter 54 of the General Laws; provided, that the secretary shall, within 30 days after receipt of the audit results, file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means on the cost for each randomly selected precinct to perform the post-election audit
$100,000 $99,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0524-0000
For providing information to voters
$1,822,832 $1,804,604
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0526-0100
For the operation of the Massachusetts historical commission
$942,145 $932,724
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0527-0100
For the operation of the ballot law commission
$10,385 $10,281
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0528-0100
For the operation of the records conservation board
$36,400 $36,036
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-0900
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lawrence
$1,236,574 $1,224,208
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-1000
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Salem
$2,810,109 $2,782,008
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-1100
For the registry of deeds located in the county of Franklin
$622,985 $616,755
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-1200
For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampden
$1,752,598 $1,735,072
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-1300
For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampshire
$549,135 $543,644
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-1400
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lowell
$1,153,156 $1,141,624
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-1500
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Cambridge
$3,176,850 $3,145,081
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-1600
For the registry of deeds located in the town of Adams
$267,134 $264,463
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-1700
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Pittsfield
$456,130 $451,569
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-1800
For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington
$227,397 $225,123
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-1900
For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk
$1,806,290 $1,788,227
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-2000
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg
$678,852 $672,063
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0540-2100
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester
$2,233,096 $2,210,765

TREASURER AND RECEIVER GENERAL.

Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0610-0000
For the office of the treasurer and receiver general; provided, that the treasurer shall provide computer services required by the teachers’ retirement board; provided further, that funds may be expended for the payment of bank fees; and provided further, that financial assistance shall be made available to injured firefighters
$9,388,911
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0610-0010
For the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund established in section 35QQ of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for a 2-year low-income college savings matching grant program through a public-private partnership in not less than 5 cities or towns in geographically diverse regions that shall assist low-income individuals or families with children in grades 7 to 12, inclusive, establish college savings accounts; provided further, that each college savings account established shall require the individual or family to contribute not less than $100 in the first calendar year; provided further, that the aggregate of all matching amounts for any individual or family shall not exceed $500 in any calendar year; provided further, that the treasurer may enter into agreements with other entities to provide educational awareness, engagement and planning for postsecondary education to parents whose children participate in the program; and provided further, that $60,000 shall be expended for Budget Buddies, Inc. in the town of Chelmsford to operate a program that mentors and teaches financial literacy to low-income women
$810,000
0610-0050
For the administration of the alcoholic beverages control commission in its efforts to regulate and control the conduct and condition of traffic in alcoholic beverages; provided, that the commission shall maintain at least 1 chief investigator and other investigators to regulate and control the traffic of alcoholic beverages; provided further, that the commission shall work and cooperate with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the United States Department of Justice and other relevant federal agencies to assist in its efforts to regulate and control the traffic of alcoholic beverages; and provided further, that the commission shall seek out matching federal dollars and apply for federal grants that may be available to assist in the enforcement of laws pertaining to the traffic of alcoholic beverages
$2,271,489
0610-0051
For the operation of the alcoholic beverages control commission relative to the prevention of underage drinking and related programs including, but not limited to, applying for and obtaining federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives funds, grants and other federal appropriations; provided, that the commission may expend retained revenues up to $247,682 collected from fees generated by the commission; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing  discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission 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
$247,682
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0610-0060
For the costs associated with the investigation and enforcement division of the alcoholic beverages control commission’s implementation of the enhanced liquor enforcement programs known as safe campus, safe holidays, safe prom and safe summer; provided, that funds from this appropriation shall not support other operating costs of item 0610-0050
$147,322 $145,849
0610-2000
For payments made to veterans pursuant to section 1 of chapter 646 of the acts of 1968, section 16 of chapter 130 of the acts of 2005, section 11 of chapter 132 of the acts of 2009 and section 32 of chapter 112 of the acts of 2010; provided, that the office of the state treasurer may expend not more than $205,000 for costs incurred in the administration of these payments
$2,803,627
0611-1000
For bonus payments to war veterans
$44,500
0612-0105
For payment of the public safety employee killed in the line of duty benefit authorized by section 100A of chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided, that the state treasurer’s office shall provide immediate written notification to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the expenditure of the funds appropriated in this item; and provided further, that at the written request of the office of the state treasurer, the comptroller shall transfer uncommitted and unobligated funds from item 1599-3384 to this item
$300,000

Lottery Commission.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0640-0000
For the operation of the state lottery commission and arts lottery; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item for costs associated with the promotion or advertising of lottery games; provided further, that positions funded from this item shall not be subject to chapters 30 and 31 of the General Laws; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund
$81,995,625 $81,144,402
0640-0005
For the costs associated with monitor games; provided, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund
$3,126,659
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0640-0010
For the promotional activities associated with the state lottery program; provided, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund
$7,500,000 $4,500,000
0640-0096
For the commonwealth’s fiscal year 2017 contributions to the health and welfare fund established under the collective bargaining agreement between the state lottery commission and the Service Employees International Union, Local 888, AFL-CIO; provided, that the contributions shall be paid to the fund on such basis as the collective bargaining agreement provides; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund
$366,300

Massachusetts Cultural Council.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0640-0300
For the services and operations of the council, including grants to or contracts with public and nonpublic entities; provided, that the council may expend the amounts appropriated in this item for the council as provided in sections 52 to 58, inclusive, of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund; provided further, that a person employed under this item shall be considered an employee within the meaning of section 1 of chapter 150E of the General Laws and shall be placed in the appropriate bargaining unit; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended on the Springfield Performing Arts Development Corp.; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended on the Cogswell School building in the town of Bradford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 will be allocated for phase 2 of the Berkshire carousel project in the city of Pittsfield for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act; provided further, that not less than $9,000 shall be expended for the town of Stoneham to utilize the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society’s matching grant to restore and preserve the historic town organ in the town hall in the town of Stoneham; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for planning and construction of an arts center on Main street in the town of Wakefield; and provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the restoration and preservation of the historic fishing vessel Phyllis A by The Phyllis A. Marine Association, Inc. in the Port of Gloucester
$14,299,000

Debt Service.

0699-0005
For the state treasurer, who may retain and expend an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2017 from premiums paid on the sales of revenue anticipation notes and expend such premium payments for the purposes of paying principal and interest on account of the revenue anticipation notes
$20,000,000
0699-0014
For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness incurred under chapter 233 of the acts of 2008 for financing the accelerated bridge program
$176,052,665
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 100%
0699-0015
For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain bonded debt and the sale of bonds of the commonwealth; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state treasurer may make payments pursuant to section 38C of chapter 29 of the General Laws from this item and items 0699-9100, 0699-2005 and 0699-0014; provided further, that the payments shall pertain to the bonds, notes or other obligations authorized to be paid from each item; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller may transfer the amounts that would otherwise be unexpended on June 30, 2017 from this item to items 0699-9100, 0699-2005 and 0699-0014 or from items 0699-9100, 0699-2005 and 0699-0014 to this item which would otherwise have insufficient amounts to meet debt service obligations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017; provided further, that each amount transferred shall be charged to the funds as specified in the item to which the amount is transferred; provided further, that payments on bonds issued pursuant to section 2O of said chapter 29 shall be paid from this item and shall be charged to the Infrastructure subfund of the Commonwealth Transportation Fund; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary or other provisions of this line item, the comptroller may charge the payments authorized in the item to the appropriate budgetary or other fund subject to a plan which the comptroller shall file 10 days in advance with the  house and senate committees on ways and means
$2,155,838,517
General Fund 50.50%
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 49.50%
0699-2005
For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness which may be incurred for financing the central artery/third harbor tunnel funding shortfall
$83,724,987
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 100%
0699-9100
For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code, 29 U.S.C. section 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves
$18,181,484

OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0710-0000
For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws
$14,358,611
0710-0100
For the operation of the division of local mandates
$358,278
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0710-0200
For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections
$1,765,479 $1,747,108
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0710-0220
For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the commonwealth
$423,532 $418.581
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0710-0225
For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the MassHealth system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 15, 2017 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the MassHealth system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by MassHealth to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of MassHealth to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts
$1,164,638 $1,152,276
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0710-0300
For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations
$451,833 $446,599

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0810-0000
For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim
$23,011,578
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0810-0004
For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims, including, but not limited to, the services provided in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws
$2,149,169 $ 2,127,677
0810-0013
For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,000,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office 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
$3,000,000
0810-0014
For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers
$2,311,589
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0810-0021
For the operation of the Medicaid fraud control unit; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 75 per cent of the expenditure; provided further, that funds shall continue to be used specifically for the investigation and prosecution of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation based on referrals from the department of public health under section 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that the unit shall provide training for all investigators of the department of public health’s division of health care quality responsible for the investigations on a periodic basis pursuant to a comprehensive training program to be developed by the division and the unit; and provided further, that training shall include instruction on techniques for improving the efficiency and quality of investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and misappropriation referred under said section 72H of said chapter 111
$4,212,000 $4,169,880
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0810-0045
For the wage enforcement program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a non-management position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws
$3,757,371
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0810-0061
For the purpose of funding existing and future litigation devoted to obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth
$2,660,000 $2,633,400
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0810-0098
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general; provided, that other costs associated with those officers shall not be funded from this item; and provided further, that expenditures shall not be made on or after the effective date of this item which would cause the commonwealth’s obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item
$408,235 $404,153
0810-0201
For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance under section 11F of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that funds made available in this item may be used to supplement the automobile insurance fraud unit and the workers’ compensation fraud unit in the office of the attorney general; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for costs associated with health insurance rate hearings
$1,473,854
0810-0338
For the investigation and prosecution of automobile insurance fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item
$426,861
0810-0399
For the investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; provided further, that the office of the attorney general shall investigate and prosecute, when appropriate, employers who fail to provide workers’ compensation insurance as required by law and those who may seek to defraud the system; and provided further, that the unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws
$279,334
0810-1204
For the costs of the gaming enforcement division as required by section 11M of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that the gaming commission shall reimburse the General Fund for the total amount of this appropriation and associated fringe benefits costs under said section 11M of said chapter 12
$449,364
0810-1205
For programs devoted to combatting opioid addiction including, but not limited to, the investigation and enforcement of opioid dispensing practices and fraudulent prescribing practices
$1,000,000
0810-1206
For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a civil penalties revolving fund an amount not to exceed $500,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of civil law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office 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
$500,000

Victim and Witness Assistance Board.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0840-0100
For the operation of the victim and witness assistance board; provided, that the board shall submit a comprehensive report compiled from the information required of and submitted to the office by the registry of motor vehicles and the state treasurer relative to the collection of assessments for the previous calendar year under section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before February 15, 2017
$497,506 $492,531
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0840-0101
For the salaries and administration of the SAFEPLAN advocacy program to be administered by the Massachusetts office of victim assistance; provided, that not later than February 1, 2017, the office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing the effectiveness of contracting for the program including, but not limited to, the number and types of incidents to which the advocates responded, the types of services and service referrals provided by the domestic violence advocates, the cost of providing such services and the extent of coordination with other service providers and state agencies; and provided further, that SAFEPLAN services shall be maintained at the levels provided in fiscal year 2016
$1,000,458 $990,453

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0900-0100
For the operation of the state ethics commission
$2,093,969

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0910-0200
For the operation of the office of the inspector general
$2,552,995
0910-0210
For the office of the inspector general which may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $850,000 from the fees charged to participants in the Massachusetts public purchasing official certification program and the certified public manager program for the operation of such programs; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing  discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office 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
$850,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0910-0220
For the operation of the bureau of program integrity established under section 16V of chapter 6A of the General Laws
$400,000 $396,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
0910-0300
For the operation of the internal special audit unit established in section 9 of chapter 6C of the General Laws
$425,000 $420,750

OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN AND POLITICAL FINANCE.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0920-0300
For the operation of the office of campaign and political finance
$1,586,196

OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE.

Governor disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0930-0100
For the operation of the office of the child advocate, prior appropriation continued
$800,000

MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
0940-0100
For the office of the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, including the processing and resolution of cases pending before the commission that were filed on or before July 1, 2005; provided, that no later than March 1, 2017, the commission shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report on: (a) the number of currently pending cases and the number of cases under investigation and in post-probable cause, with the number of post-probable cause cases delineated by the number of cases in the conciliation, pre-public hearing and post-public hearing stages; (b) the number of cases pending before the commission in which a state agency or state authority is named as a respondent, delineating those cases by agency or authority; (c) the number of new cases filed in fiscal year 2016; and (d) the number of cases closed by the commission in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that funds made available in this item shall be in addition to funds available in item 0940-0101; and provided further, that all non-clerical positions shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws
$3,048,657
0940-0101
For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, which may expend not more than $2,518,910 from revenues from federal reimbursements received for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development fair housing type 1 program and the equal opportunity resolution contract program during fiscal year 2017 and federal reimbursements received for these and other programs in prior fiscal years; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commission may also expend revenues generated through the collection of fees and costs so authorized; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission 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
$2,518,910
0940-0102
For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, which may expend not more than $240,000 from revenues collected from fees charged for the training and certification of diversity trainers for the operation of the discrimination prevention certification program; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission 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
$240,000

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

0950-0000
For the commission on the status of women
$115,950

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN.

0950-0030
For the commission on the status of grandparents raising grandchildren
$100,000

Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning Youth.

0950-0050
For the commission on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth established in section 67 of chapter 3 of the General Laws; provided, that funds shall be used to address issues related to the implementation of the anti-bullying law as outlined in section 37O of chapter 71 of the General Laws
$500,000

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF ASIAN AMERICANS.

0950-0080
For the commission on the status of citizens of Asian descent under section 68 of chapter 3 of the General Laws
$50,000

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
1000-0001
For the office of the state comptroller; provided, that the comptroller shall maintain a special federal and non-tax revenue unit which shall operate under policies and procedures developed in conjunction with the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that the comptroller shall provide quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means which shall include, for each state agency for which the commonwealth is billing, the eligible state services and the full-year estimate of revenues and collected revenues; provided further, that the comptroller shall make expenditures for the purpose of an enhanced intercept collections of delinquent debt program; provided further, that 60 days before entering into any interdepartmental service agreement, the comptroller shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the notification shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the project, the purpose and intent of the interdepartmental service agreement, a projection of the costs avoided in the current fiscal year, a copy of the contract with the private vendor including the proposed rate of compensation, and any previous agreements related or similar to the new agreement with the above information; and provided further, that the comptroller may establish such procedures, in consultation with the budget director and the affected departments, as the comptroller deems appropriate and necessary to accomplish the purposes of this item
$8,924,194 $8,834,952

Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1050-0140
For payments to cities and towns in accordance with chapter 23K of the General Laws
$1,150,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Office of the Secretary of Administration and Finance.

1100-1100
For the office of the secretary; provided, that the secretary shall provide biannual reports, the first of which shall be submitted not later than August 3, 2016 and the second of which shall be submitted not later than February 2, 2017 to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the reports shall summarize existing and proposed collective bargaining agreements in an electronic format which shall include the following information for each agreement: (a) the session law for the previously agreed upon collective bargaining agreement; (b) the current agreement status; (c) the collective bargaining unit and unit number; (d) the full-time equivalent employees subject to the agreement by item; (e) a description of the membership of the unit; (f) the total salary base of the most recent previous agreement; (g) the start date and expiration date of the most recent agreement; (h) the estimated total fiscal impact of the agreement compared to the previous agreement; (i) the base salary increases required by the agreement by effective time; and (j) the funding status of the agreement; provided further, the report shall detail by bargaining unit the costs to the commonwealth resulting from the collective bargaining agreements with various public employees’ unions, delineated by line item; provided further, that the report shall include the effective date of any new negotiations or renegotiations, the end date of the contract, the number of employees in the bargaining unit by department, the costs associated with any new negotiations or renegotiations, including salary adjustments, step increases, statutory benefits and other non-salary costs for the current and subsequent fiscal years for the life of the contract; provided further, that agencies within the executive office may, with the prior approval of the secretary, streamline and improve administrative operations pursuant to interdepartmental service agreements; provided further, that the executive office shall provide quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing federal grant applications submitted and federal grants received by executive branch agencies during the applicable reporting period; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall coordinate with the executive office of health and human services to develop a pay-for-performance model to promote employment among recipients of programs administered or contracted by the department of transitional assistance; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance may coordinate with the Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School to develop the pay-for-performance model; and provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2017 on efforts to develop the pay-for-performance model and on the feasibility of implementing that model in fiscal year 2018
$3,129,590
1100-1201
For supporting activities relating to accountability and transparency including, but limited to, economic forecasting, adoption of uniform procedures across state agencies and departments and maximizing federal revenue opportunities
$388,828
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
1100-1700
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office for administration and finance
$31,230,114 $30,400,957
1106-0064
For the caseload and economic forecasting office; provided, that the caseload and economic forecasting office shall forecast: (a) MassHealth enrollment by group and coverage type; (b) participation in state-subsidized childcare provided through items 3000-3060 and 3000-4060; (c) participation in emergency assistance and housing programs provided through items 7004-0101, 7004-0102 and 7004-0108; (d) enrollment, both active members and dependents, in the group insurance commission; (e) recipients of direct benefits provided by the department of transitional assistance through items 4403-2000, 4405-2000 and 4408-1000; (f) participation in programs provided by the department of children and families through items 4800-0038 and 4800-0041; and (g) other related economic forecasts; provided further, that the office shall report its fiscal year 2016 actuals, fiscal year 2017 actuals and forecasts and fiscal year 2018 forecasts to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than October 14, 2016; and provided further, that the office shall submit updated forecasts to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 16, 2017 and March 15, 2017
$130,320

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
1102-3199
For the operation of the office of facilities management, including the cost of utilities and associated contracts for properties managed by the division; provided, that the office shall continue to provide funding for all janitorial services at the same level provided in fiscal year 2016 for all buildings under the jurisdiction of the office
$10,184,465 $9,897,930
1102-3205
For the division of capital asset management and maintenance, which may expend for the maintenance and operation of the Massachusetts information technology center and other state buildings not more than $8,770,634 in revenues collected from rentals, commissions, fees and any other sources pertaining to the operations of those facilities; provided, that 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
$8,770,634
1102-3232
For the division of capital asset management and maintenance; provided, that the division may expend not more than $300,000 from revenues received from application fees charged in conjunction with the certification of contractors and subcontractors pursuant to section 44D of chapter 149 of the General Laws; provided further, that only expenses, including staffing, incurred to implement and operate the certification program shall be funded from this item; and provided further, that 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
$300,000

Bureau of the State House.

1102-1128
For state house accessibility coordination, including communications access to public hearings and meetings; provided, that access shall include interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing
$142,386
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1102-3309
For the operation of the bureau of the state house; provided, that the superintendent, director of operations and other employees of the bureau shall work in conjunction with the business manager of the house of representatives and the chief financial officer of the senate relative to the maintenance, repair, purchases and payments for materials and services
$2,467,120

DISABLED PERSONS PROTECTION COMMISSION.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1107-2501
For the disabled persons protection commission; provided, that the commission shall facilitate compliance by the department of mental health and the department of developmental services with uniform investigative standards; provided further, that the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than the last day of each quarter, on the number of claims of abuse by caretakers made by employees or contracted service employees of the department of developmental services, the department of mental health and the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission; provided further, that the report shall include: (a) the number of substantiated claims; (b) the number of unsubstantiated claims; and (c) the number of false claims reported as a result of intentional and malicious action; and provided further, that all persons who call the commission’s 24-hour hotline shall be provided with the opportunity to elect that the call not be recorded
$3,043,391

Office on Disability.

1107-2400
For the Massachusetts office on disability
$651,516

Civil Service Commission.

1108-1011
For the civil service commission; provided, that the General Fund shall be reimbursed for the appropriation in this item through a fee charged on a per claim basis; provided further, that the commission shall develop and implement regulations to provide for reimbursement to the General Fund; and provided further, that the commission may assess a fee upon the appointing authority when inappropriate action has occurred
$444,422

Group Insurance Commission.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1108-5100
For the administration of the group insurance commission; provided, that the commission shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that the commission shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means, with the first report due not later than September 30, 2016, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) any proposed plan changes accompanied by a detailed rationale for said plan changes; (b) a detailed delineation of any estimated deficiencies or reversions in the current fiscal year detailed by line item; and (c) a projection of any funding changes for the following fiscal year detailed by line item; and provided further, that the commission shall provide all materials presented at any public meetings hosted by the commission to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than 15 days after the public meeting
$4,462,538
Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1108-5200
For the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premium and plan costs incurred in fiscal year 2017; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds in this item shall not be available during the accounts payable period of fiscal year 2017 and any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2017; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall charge the department of unemployment assistance and other departments, authorities, agencies and divisions which have federal or other funds allocated to them for this purpose for that portion of insurance premiums and plan costs as the secretary determines shall be borne by such funds and shall notify the comptroller of the amounts to be transferred, after similar determination, from the several state or other funds and amounts received in payment of all such charges or transfers shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for the commonwealth’s share of group insurance premium and plan costs provided to employees and retirees in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall obtain reimbursement for premium and administrative expenses from other agencies and authorities not funded by state appropriation; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may charge all agencies for the commonwealth’s share of the health insurance costs incurred on behalf of any employees of those agencies who are on leave of absence for a period of more than 1 year; provided further, that the amounts received in payment for the charges shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding section 26 of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the commission may negotiate, purchase and execute contracts before July 1 of each year for policies of group insurance under chapter 32A of the General Laws; provided further, that the rules for determining the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premiums for retired and active state employees shall be the same as the standards in effect on July 1, 2012; provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2017 of the cost of the commonwealth’s projected share of group insurance premiums for the next fiscal year; provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 90 days before any changes in coverage, benefits or the schedule of copayments and deductibles for plans offered by the group insurance commission; provided further, that the commission may pay premium and plan costs for municipal employees and retirees who are enrolled in the commission’s health plans under the commission’s regulations; provided further, that the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2017 on the average full cost premium equivalent per enrollee, the average actual cost per enrollee for enrollees from participating municipalities and the contribution ratios for each participating municipality for fiscal year 2016; and provided further, that the report shall include: (a) the premium reimbursement paid by each municipality per active enrollee by plan; (b) the average employee premium contribution by plan for each municipality; (c) estimates for the total premium per active enrollee by plan for each municipality; and (d) a comparison of the total premium estimate with the sum total of municipality reimbursement and average employee premium contribution
$1,637,028,930
1108-5201
For the costs incurred by the group insurance commission associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage under section 19 of chapter 32B of the General Laws; provided, that the commission may expend not more than $2,268,745 from revenue received from administrative fees associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage under said section 19 of said chapter 32B; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission 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
$2,268,745
1108-5350
For elderly governmental retired employee premium payments
$179,411
1108-5400
For the costs of retired municipal teachers’ premiums and the audit of such premiums
$51,376,567
1108-5500
For the costs, notwithstanding chapter 32A of the General Laws, of dental and vision benefits for those active state employees, not including employees of authorities or any other political subdivision, who are not otherwise provided those benefits under a separate appropriation or by the terms of a contract or collective bargaining agreement; provided, that such employees shall pay 15 per cent of the monthly premiums established by the commission for the benefits
$8,631,072

Division of Administrative Law Appeals.

1110-1000
For the operation of the division of administrative law appeals; provided, that the division shall maintain, to the fullest extent practicable, a complete physical and technological separation from any agency, department, board, commission or program the decisions, determinations or actions of which may be appealed to it; and provided further, that a decision issued by a commissioner or other head of an agency or by such person’s designee following the issuance of a recommended decision by an administrative law judge shall be an agency decision subject to judicial review under chapter 30A of the General Laws
$1,103,633

George Fingold Library.

1120-4005
For the administration of the George Fingold Library
$861,925

Department of Revenue.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
1201-0100
For the operation of the department of revenue, including tax collection administration, audits of certain foreign corporations and the division of local services; provided, that the department may allocate funds to the office of the attorney general for the tax prosecution unit; provided further, that the department may charge the expenses for computer services, including the costs of personnel and other support costs provided to the child support enforcement unit from this item to item 1201-0160, consistent with the costs attributable to that unit; provided further, that the department shall provide to the general court access to the municipal data bank; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis, beginning not earlier than December 1 and ending not later than November 30; and provided further, that seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 10 months within a 12-month period
$77,436,443 $76,436,443
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1201-0122
For grants to qualified low-income taxpayer clinics under section 13 of chapter 14 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 6, 2017 on: (a) the number of grant applications; (b) the number of rejected applications; (c) the reasons for those rejections; (d) the estimated number of taxpayers served by each approved grant; (e) the geographic location of the approved grant recipient clinic; and (f) the average size of approved grants
$100,000
1201-0130
For the department of revenue, which may expend for the operation of the department not more than $27,938,953 from revenues collected by the additional auditors for an enhanced audit program; provided, that the auditors shall: (a) discover and identify persons who are delinquent either in the filing of a tax return or the payment of a tax due and payable to the commonwealth; (b) obtain such delinquent returns; and (c) collect such delinquent taxes for a prior fiscal year; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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; and provided further, that the department shall submit an annual report not later than March 1, 2017 to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the amount of revenue produced from the additional auditors; and (b) the amount of revenue produced by this item in fiscal years 2014, 2015 and 2016
$27,938,953
1201-0160
For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the department may allocate funds appropriated in this item to other state agencies for the performance of certain child support enforcement activities and those agencies may expend funds for the purposes of this item; provided further, that all such allocations shall be reported annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the allocation of the funds not later than March 1, 2017; provided further, that federal receipts associated with the child support computer network shall be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and deposited into a revolving account to be expended for the network; provided further, that federal receipts associated with child support enforcement grants shall be deposited into a revolving account to be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and shall be expended for the grant authority; provided further, that the department shall file an annual report not later than March 1, 2017 with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the balance, year-to-date and projected receipts and year-to-date and projected expenditures, by subsidiary, of the child support trust fund established in section 9 of chapter 119A of the General Laws; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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 for federal incentives and the network in items 1201-0161, 1201-0410 and 1201-0412
$29,371,521
1201-0164
For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $6,547,280 from the federal reimbursements awarded for personnel and lower subsidiary related expenditures; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$6,547,280
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
1201-0911
For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $600,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012
$600,000 $300,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1231-1000
For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the  General Laws
$1,100,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1232-0100
For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws
$10,000,000
1232-0200
For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established in section 8 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of said chapter 21J; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of said chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover the administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than March 1, 2017 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to the following: (a) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (b) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; and (c) the number of backlog claims; and provided further, that the report shall detail how many tanks are out of compliance with said chapter 21J
$1,237,297
1233-2000
For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws
$24,038,075
1233-2350
For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3
$1,021,928,272
General Fund 93.74%
State Lottery and Gaming Fund 6.26%
1233-2400
For reimbursements to cities and towns in lieu of taxes on state-owned land under sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of chapter 58 of the General Laws
$26,770,000
1233-2401
For reimbursements to qualifying cities and towns for additional educational costs under chapter 40S of the General Laws
$250,000

Appellate Tax Board.

1310-1000
For the operation of the appellate tax board; provided, that the board shall schedule hearings in each county; and provided further, that the board shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than November 30, 2016, on its website the number of hearings held at each location
$1,895,196
1310-1001
For the appellate tax board which may expend revenues up to a maximum of $400,000 from fees collected; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the board 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
$400,000

Department of Veterans Services.

1410-0010
For the operation of the department of veterans’ services; provided, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Veteran's Oral History Project at the Morse Institute Library in Natick; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be allocated for Heidrea for Heroes; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the NEADS Assistance Dogs for Veterans program to train assistance dogs for veterans; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Museum of World War II
$3,762,497
1410-0012
For services to veterans, including the maintenance and operation of outreach centers; provided, that the centers shall provide counseling to incarcerated veterans and to Vietnam era veterans who may have been exposed to agent orange and the families of such veterans; provided further, that centers shall provide services to veterans who were discharged after September 11, 2001 and the families of such veterans; provided further, that not less than $124,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center women’s housing program; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for New England Veterans Liberty House; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Springfield chapter of NABVET’s Veteran’s First Outreach Center to provide outreach services to veterans in Hampden county; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Nathan Hale Outreach Centers; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Leominster Veterans Center in the city of Leominster for the purpose of updating the center for handicap accessibility; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Vietnam Veterans of America organization in Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center for the purpose of the Grace Veterans Program; provided further, that the department shall make a payment equal to the amount appropriated for each veterans’ outreach center funded by this item in fiscal year 2016; and provided further, that $199,000 shall be expended for veteran mediation services to be administered by Quabbin Mediation, Inc
$3,795,641
1410-0015
For the women veterans’ outreach program
$110,000
1410-0018
For the department of veterans’ services, which may expend not more than $690,000 for the maintenance and operation of veterans’ cemeteries  in the city known as the town of Agawam and the town of Winchendon from revenue collected from fees, grants, gifts or other contributions to the cemeteries
$690,000
1410-0024
For training and certification of veteran benefits and service officers
$350,000
1410-0075
For the train vets to treat vets program; provided, that the department shall work in conjunction with William James College, Inc., to administer a behavioral health career development program for returning veterans
$250,000
1410-0250
For veterans’ homelessness services; provided, that the department shall make a payment equal to the fiscal year 2016 amount for each veterans’ homelessness service center funded by this item in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Turner House Living Center for Veterans in Williamstown; and provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for transitional services at Our Neighbor’s Table in the city of Amesbury
$3,202,655
1410-0251
For the maintenance and operation of homeless shelters and transitional housing for veterans at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans located in the city of Boston
$2,392,470
1410-0400
For reimbursements to cities and towns for money paid for veterans’ benefits and for payments to certain veterans under section 6 of chapter 115 of the General Laws and for the payment of annuities to certain disabled veterans and the parents and un-remarried spouses of certain deceased veterans; provided, that annuity payments made under this item shall be made under sections 6A, 6B, and 6C of chapter 115 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amounts of veterans’ benefits paid by cities and towns to residents of a soldiers’ home, homeless shelter, or transitional housing facility shall be paid by the commonwealth to the several cities and towns; provided further, that under section 9 of said chapter 115, the department shall reimburse cities and towns for the cost of United States flags placed on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of veterans’ services shall continue a training program for veterans’ agents and directors of veterans’ services in cities and towns; provided further, that the department of veterans’ services shall provide such training in several locations across the commonwealth; provided further, that training shall be provided annually and on an as needed basis to veterans’ service organizations to provide information and education regarding the benefits available under said chapter 115 and all other benefits to which a veteran or a veteran’s dependents may be entitled; provided further, that any person applying for veterans’ benefits to pay for services available under chapter 118E of the General Laws shall also apply for medical assistance under said chapter 118E to minimize costs to the commonwealth and its municipalities; provided further, that veterans’ agents shall complete applications authorized by the executive office under said chapter 118E for a veteran, surviving spouse, or dependent applying for medical assistance under said chapter 115; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall file the application for the veteran, surviving spouse, or dependent for assistance under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall act on all chapter 118E applications and advise the applicant and the veterans’ agent of the applicant’s eligibility for said chapter 118E healthcare; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall advise the applicant of the right to assistance for medical benefits under said chapter 115 pending approval of the application for assistance under said chapter 118E by the executive office; provided further, that the secretary may supplement healthcare under said chapter 118E with healthcare coverage under said chapter 115 if the secretary determines that supplemental coverage is necessary to afford the veteran, surviving spouse or dependent sufficient relief and support; provided further, that payments to, or on behalf of, a veteran, surviving spouse or dependent under said chapter 115 shall not be considered income for the purposes of determining eligibility under said chapter 118E; and provided further, that benefits awarded under section 6B of said chapter 115 shall be considered countable income
$77,405,362
1410-0630
For the administration of the veterans’ cemeteries in the city known as the town of Agawam and the town of Winchendon
$1,171,829
1410-1616
For war memorials; provided, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended on the USS Massachusetts at Battleship Cove; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for maintenance services for the Korean War Memorial located in the Charlestown Navy Yard; provided further, that the department may expend funds for the Glory 54th Brigade; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the construction of the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority's Vietnam Veterans Monument; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to Friends of Granby Veterans, Inc. to cover the costs associated with the construction and maintenance of a veterans memorial in the town of Granby; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to cover the costs associated with the construction and maintenance of a veterans’ memorial in the town of Ludlow; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the purchase and installation of the Gold Star Families memorial monument in the city of Fall River; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements to the veteran's memorial in the town of Hanover; provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for construction, upgrades or repairs for the war memorial in the city known as the town of Agawam; provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for construction, upgrades or repairs for the war memorial in the town of Southwick; and provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for construction, upgrades or repairs for the war memorial in the city of Easthampton
$350,000

Health Policy Commission.

1450-1200
For the operation of the Health Policy Commission
$8,479,800

Reserves.

Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1599-0026
For a reserve to support municipal improvements; provided, that not more than $1,000,000 shall be expended for an incentive program for communities and municipalities engaging in the use of best practices determined by the Community Compact Cabinet created by Executive Order No. 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that funds may be expended to expand programs that received funding from this item in prior fiscal years and on programs with proven replicable outcomes for municipalities; provided further, that grants may include funds to evaluate the use of advanced analytics and business intelligence tools for municipalities across the commonwealth; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2017 on: (i) results to date of grants awarded in fiscal year 2017 and in prior fiscal years; and (ii) replicable outcome measures for projects awarded to date; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided further, that $3,350,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; and provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (a) have populations of at least 60,000; and (b) demonstrate that their police or fire departments had an operating budget per capita of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 15, 2017 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution;  provided further, that not less than what was appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for a 1-time grant to the city of Quincy shall be expended for a 1-time grant to the city of Quincy in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 for the city of Haverhill shall be expended in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for Camp Kiwanee in the town of Hanson; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for geographic information system project in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Abington for a public safety grant along route 18; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for design or construction at the Shawsheen Valley Technical High School; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the purpose of data collection and analysis for the Taunton Opioid Task Force Community Follow-up Pilot Program;  provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be appropriated to Plymouth county; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for municipal technology improvements in the town of Danvers;  provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the West Roxbury Main Streets Parkway Community Pavilion construction project on Centre street in the West Roxbury section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements on the Cox street bridge in the town of Hudson; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for facility construction, upgrades or repairs for public schools in the city known as the town of Agawam; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for rubber flooring for the Keverian school’s tot lot in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended on cameras for Almont park, Roberts field, Port Norfolk park and Franklin park in the Mattapan and Dorchester sections of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Youth and Family Enrichment Services, Inc. in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston to provide after-school academic enrichment for area youth; provided further, that $20,000 shall be expended for the Makerspace program in the town of Medway; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to mitigate student overcrowding in the town of Natick; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the department of public health in the city of Worcester for investments in staff for mental health providers in Worcester county; and provided further that $35,000 shall be expended for the purchase of a mobile de-watering pump for the Duxbury, Marshfield, and Scituate fire departments to have independent means to aid flooded properties
$11,425,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1599-0042
For a reserve to the department of early education and care to be distributed to increase reimbursement rates for center-based subsidized early education and care and for salaries, benefits and stipends for professional development of early educators or programmatic quality improvements; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used to increase such reimbursement rate by an equal percentage for all such providers
$12,500,000
1599-0063
For a reserve to fund the costs of sick leave and vacation leave buyout of employees participating in programs implemented under chapter 19 of the acts of 2015, and additional health and other benefit costs of employees who fill positions vacated pursuant to said chapter; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2017 amounts necessary to meet these costs, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed 15 days in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means
$9,954,074
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1599-2014
For a reserve for victim assistance to be paid to the estate of the plaintiff in the case of Davis v. Rennie, civil action NO. 96-cv-11598-MEL; provided, that the funds shall satisfy in part the judgment
$250,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
1599-0093
For contract assistance to the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust for debt service obligations of the trust under sections 6 and 18 of chapter 29C of the General Laws, prior appropriation continued
$63,709,259 $57,378,520
1599-1977
For contract assistance and other payments to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for payment of debt service and related obligations in connection with bonds issued by the agency under chapter 293 of the acts of 2006 and chapter 303 of the acts of 2008
$10,000,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1599-2003
For the Uniform Law Commission; provided, that prior fiscal year payments may be payable from this item
$70,000
1599-3234
For the South Essex Sewerage District debt service assessment
$33,914
1599-3384
For a reserve for the payment of certain court judgments, settlements and legal fees in accordance with regulations promulgated by the comptroller which were ordered to be paid in the current fiscal year or a prior fiscal year; provided, that the comptroller shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the amounts expended from this item; and provided further, that upon written notification of the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means, uncommitted and unobligated funds from this item may be transferred to item 0612-0105 upon the request of the state  treasurer
$2,000,000
1599-3856
For rent and associated costs at the Massachusetts information technology center in the city of Chelsea
$500,000
1599-7104
For a reserve for the facilities costs associated with the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth including funds from this item for Bristol Community College
$2,700,000
1599-1970
For a reserve for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to defray the costs of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, or its successor, incurred in fiscal year 2017 under section 138 of chapter 27 of the acts of 2009
$125,000,000
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 100%
1599-6903
For the fiscal year 2017 costs of rate implementations under chapter 257 of the acts of 2008, including but not limited to, costs associated with any court order or settlement between providers and the commonwealth related to the rate implementation process, and the compensation or salary and associated employee-related costs to personnel earning less than $40,000 in annual compensation who are employed by private human service providers that deliver human and social services under contracts with departments within the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs; provided, that home care workers shall be eligible for funding from this item; provided further, that workers from shelters and programs that serve homeless individuals and families that were previously contracted through the department of transitional assistance and the department of public health who are currently contracted with the department of housing and community development and direct care workers that serve homeless veterans through the department of veterans' services shall be eligible for funding from this item; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be allocated to special education programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws, contracts for early education and care services or programs for which payment rates are negotiated and paid as class rates as established by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that no funds shall be allocated from this item to contracts funded exclusively by federal grants as delineated in section 2D of this act; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items for fiscal year 2017, amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose of rate implementations; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on transfers made from this item; provided further, that the report shall identify, by line item and service class, all transfers made from this item as of the date of the report and all transfers expected to be made prior to the end of the fiscal year; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance, not later than January 16, 2017, on the implementation of rates pursuant to said chapter 257, including: (a) spending and revenue for rates not yet promulgated as of July 1, 2016, by item, revenue source, service class and start date of implementation; (b) spending and revenue for rates promulgated not later than June 30, 2015 that have received a biennial rate review or have not received a biennial rate review by item, revenue source, service class and start date of implementation; (c) spending and revenue for rates due to be reviewed on July 1, 2016 by item, revenue source, service class and start date of implementation; (d) estimated spending and revenue for rates to be reviewed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017, inclusive, by item, revenue source, service class and projected start date of implementation; and (e) payroll spending in fiscal year 2010 and fiscal year 2016 aggregated by vendor and by service class; and provided further, that contracts between providers and the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs shall require providers to report on the impact of the rate implementations on employee salaries, employee-related costs and operations
$36,245,575
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1599-7114
For a reserve for the costs associated with the UMass Center at Springfield; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be provided for the establishment of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Center for the Study of Racial Justice and Urban Affairs, in Springfield
$500,000

Human Resources Division.

1750-0100
For the operation of the human resources division and the costs of administration, training and customer support related to the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system and the human resource modernization initiative; provided, that the Massachusetts office of information technology shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services, including the operation of the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the division shall be responsible for the administration of examinations for state and municipal civil service titles, establishment of eligible lists, certification of eligible candidates to state and municipal appointing authorities and technical assistance in selection and appointment to state and municipal appointing authorities; provided further, that notwithstanding clause (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of administration and finance shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant for a civil service examination; provided further, that the division shall administer a program of state employee unemployment management including, but not limited to, agency training and assistance; provided further, that the division shall administer the statewide classification system including, but not limited to, maintaining a classification pay plan for civil service titles in accordance with generally accepted compensation standards and reviewing appeals for reclassification; and provided further, that any employee of the commonwealth who chooses to participate in a bone marrow donor program shall be granted a leave of absence without loss or reduction in pay to undergo the medical procedure and for associated physical recovery time, but this leave shall not exceed 5 days
$2,801,537
1750-0102
For the human resources division, which may expend not more than $2,544,689 from revenues collected from fees charged to applicants for civil service and non-civil service examinations and fees charged for the costs of goods and services rendered in administering training programs; provided, that notwithstanding clause (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the division shall collect from participating non-state agencies, political subdivisions and the general public fees sufficient to cover all costs of the programs including, but not limited to, a fee to be collected from each applicant for a civil service examination or non-civil service examination; provided further, that the division may also expend revenues collected for implementation of the health and physical fitness standards program established under section 61A of said chapter 31 and the wellness program established under section 61B of said chapter 31 and those programs in chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided further, that the personnel administrator shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant who participates in the physical ability test; and provided further, that 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
$2,544,689
1750-0119
For payment of workers’ compensation benefits to certain former employees of Middlesex and Worcester counties; provided, that the division shall routinely recertify the former employees under current workers’ compensation procedures
$8,233
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
1750-0300
For the commonwealth’s contributions in fiscal year 2017 to health and welfare funds established under certain collective bargaining agreements; provided, that the contributions shall be calculated as provided in the applicable collective bargaining agreements and shall be paid to the health and welfare trust funds on a monthly basis or on such other basis as the applicable collective bargaining agreement shall provide
$31,300,118 $31,101,194

Operational Services Division.

Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
1775-0115
For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $11,737,267 from revenue collected from the statewide contract administrative fee to procure, manage and administer statewide contracts; and provided further, that 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, including the costs of personnel For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $11,300,283 from revenue collected from the statewide contract administrative fee to procure, manage and administer statewide contracts; and provided further, that 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, including the costs of personnel
$11,737,267 $11,300,283
1775-0124
For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $150,000 from revenues collected in the recovery of cost-reimbursement and non-reimbursable overbilling and recoupment for health and human service agencies and as a result of administrative reviews, as determined during the division’s audits and reviews of providers under section 22N of chapter 7 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division may only retain revenues collected in excess of $100,000; and provided further, that 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
$150,000
1775-0200
For the operation and administration of the supplier diversity office; provided, that the office shall provide training and other services to minority-owned and women-owned businesses certified by the office which allows those businesses to better compete for state contracts and ensures that equitable practices and policies in the public marketplace are maintained; provided further, that the office shall administer an electronic business certification application which shall be accessible to business applicants through the internet; provided further, that the office shall ensure the integrity and security of personal and financial information transmitted by electronic application; and provided further, that the office shall, using all existing available resources, provide certification services to all supplier diversity office qualified applicants, within or outside of the commonwealth, as applicable
$367,081
1775-0600
For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $450,000 in revenues from the sale of state surplus personal property and the disposal of surplus motor vehicles including, but not limited to, state police vehicles from vehicle accident and damage claims and from manufacturer warranties, rebates and settlements for the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of surplus property and the purchase of motor vehicles; and provided further, that 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, including the costs of personnel
$450,000
1775-0700
For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $53,000 in revenues collected in addition to the amount authorized in item 1775-1000 of section 2B for printing, photocopying, related graphic art or design work and other reprographic goods and services provided to the general public, including all necessary incidental expenses; and provided further, that 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
$53,000
1775-0900
For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $25,000 in revenues collected under chapter 449 of the acts of 1984 and section 4L of chapter 7 of the General Laws, including the costs of personnel, from the sale of federal surplus property, including the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of federal surplus property; and provided further, that 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
$25,000

Massachusetts Office of Information Technology.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
1790-0100
For the operation of the Massachusetts office of information technology; provided, that the office shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services, including the operation of the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the office shall develop a formula to determine the cost that will be charged to each agency for its use of the human resources and compensation management system; provided further, that the office shall continue conducting audits and surveys to identify and realize savings in the acquisition and maintenance of communications lines; provided further, that the chief information officer shall file a status report with the house and senate committees on ways and means by May 30,  2017, with actual and projected savings and expenditures for the audits in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017; provided further, that the state comptroller shall establish accounts and procedures as the comptroller deems appropriate and necessary to assist in accomplishing the purposes of this item; provided further, that the chief information officer may establish rules and procedures necessary to implement this item; and provided further, that the office shall file a report with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before December 15, 2016 that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) financial statements detailing savings realized from the consolidation of information technology services within each executive office; (b) the number of personnel assigned to the information technology services within each executive office; and (c) efficiencies that have been achieved from the sharing of resources
$3,347,239 $3,225,786
1790-0300
For the Massachusetts office of information technology, which may expend not more than $13,449,800 from revenues collected from the provision of computer resources and services to the general public for the costs of the bureau of computer services, including the purchase, lease or rental of telecommunications lines, services and equipment; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office 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
$13,449,800

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Office of the Secretary.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2000-0100
For the operation of the office of the secretary of energy and environmental affairs, including the water resources commission, the hazardous waste facility site safety council, the coastal zone management program and environmental impact reviews conducted under chapter 30 of the General Laws; provided, that the secretary may take all actions necessary or appropriate to consolidate human resource functions of the department of public utilities, the department of environmental protection, the department of agricultural resources, the department of conservation and recreation, the department of fish and game, and the department of energy resources  that are located within the executive office; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated for the Swansea beach revitalization project in the town of Swansea for beach renourishment and the creation of a feeder beach; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for energy conservation projects for school and town buildings in Belmont
$7,672,881
2000-0101
For the executive office of energy and environmental affairs to coordinate and implement strategies for climate change adaptation and preparedness, including, but not limited to: (a) the resiliency of the Commonwealth's transportation, energy and public health infrastructures; (b) built environments; (c) municipal assistance; (d) improved data collection and analysis; and (e) enhanced planning; provided, that the executive office may enter into interagency service agreements to facilitate and accomplish these efforts
$150,000
2000-1011
For the office of environmental law enforcement, which may expend not more than $80,000 from the administrative handling charge revenues received from electronic transactions processed through its online licensing and registration systems; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office of environmental law enforcement 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
$80,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
2000-1700
For the operation of information technology services within the executive office of energy and environmental affairs
$11,246,233 $10,985,010
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2030-1000
For the operation of the office of environmental law enforcement; provided, that environmental police officers shall provide monitoring under the National Shellfish Sanitation Program; provided further, that funds from this item shall not be expended for the purposes of item 2030-1004; provided further, that the office of environmental law enforcement shall seek technical assistance from the executive office of public safety and security to identify and apply for federal grant opportunities available to the office of environmental law enforcement; and provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the monitoring of Wallum lake in Douglas state forest
$10,547,986
2030-1004
For environmental police private details; provided, that the office of environmental law enforcement may expend not more than $370,000 from revenues collected from the fees charged for private details; 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 office 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
$370,000

Department of Public Utilities.

2100-0012
For the operation of the department of public utilities; provided, that notwithstanding the second sentence of the first paragraph of section 18 of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2017 under said first paragraph shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item
$10,073,008
2100-0013
For the operation of the transportation oversight division
$263,438
2100-0014
For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board not more than $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2017 and prior fiscal years from utility companies; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$75,000
2100-0015
For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the transportation oversight division not more than $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2017 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$2,300,000
2100-0016
For the department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2017 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this item
$100,404

Department of Environmental Protection.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2200-0100
For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Wall Experiment Station and a contract with the University of Massachusetts for environmental research; provided, that section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws shall not apply to fees established under section 18 of chapter 21A of the General Laws; provided, that $125,000 shall be expended for the Buzzards Bay Coalition for coastal water quality monitoring in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Falmouth Water Stewards, Inc. for water quality monitoring in the town of Falmouth; provided, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the pipe cleaning program in Webster; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to enter into an agreement with a nonprofit organization to operate a water quality monitoring program in the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord rivers
$25,037,437
2200-0102
For the department of environmental protection, which may expend not more than $650,150 collected from fees for wetland permits; provided, 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 department 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
$650,150
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2200-0107
For technical assistance, grants and support of efforts consistent with the Massachusetts Recycling and Solid Waste Master Plan and the Massachusetts Climate Protection Plan; provided, that funds may be expended for a recycling industries reimbursement program pursuant to section 241 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1997; and provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to conduct a feasibility study on connecting the town of Sutton to public sewer and water treatment services
$475,000
2200-0109
For the department of environmental protection for the sole purpose of ensuring sufficient staff for timely permit decisions and compliance assurance
$2,500,000
2200-0112
For the department of environmental protection, which may expend not more than $2,500,000 collected from permit and compliance fees for the sole purpose of ensuring sufficient staff for timely permit decisions and compliance assurance; provided, that if: (a) this item is abolished or reduced in fiscal year 2017; or (b) operational funding for the department falls below the level authorized in the general appropriation act for fiscal year 2015 excluding appropriations for earmarks and nonrecurring operating costs, the fee increase supporting this item shall terminate; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$2,500,000
2210-0106
For the department of environmental protection, which may expend for the administration and implementation of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act, pursuant to chapter 21I of the General Laws, not more than $3,168,361 collected from fees, penalties, grants and tuition under said chapter 21I; provided, that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2017 detailing the status of the department’s progress in meeting the statutory and regulatory deadlines associated with said chapter 21I and detailing the number of full-time equivalent positions assigned to various implementation requirements of said chapter 21I;  provided, that not less than $1,629,860 from this item shall be made available for the operation of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute program at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell; provided further, that the department shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the University of Massachusetts to make such funding available for this purpose; provided further, that not less than $644,096 from this item shall be made available for toxics use reduction technical assistance and technology under said chapter 21I; provided further, that the department shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the executive office of energy and environmental affairs to make such funding available for this purpose; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special laws to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$3,168,361
2220-2220
For the administration and implementation of the federal Clean Air Act under 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., including the operating permit program, the emissions banking program, the auto-related state implementation program, the low emission vehicle program, the non-auto-related state implementation program and the commonwealth’s commitments under the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Climate Change Action Plan for reducing acid rain deposition and mercury emissions
$607,247
2220-2221
For the administration and implementation of the operating permit and compliance program required under the federal Clean Air Act  under 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.
$1,295,844
2250-2000
For the commonwealth’s implementation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 under section 18A of chapter 21A of the General Laws
$1,230,839
2260-8870
For the expenses of the hazardous waste cleanup and underground storage tank programs including, but not limited to, monitoring unlined landfills, notwithstanding section 4 of chapter 21J of the General Laws
$12,330,404
2260-8872
For the brownfields site audit program
$1,171,886
2260-8881
For the operation of the board of registration of hazardous waste site cleanup professionals, notwithstanding section 19A of chapter 21A of the General Laws
$378,666

Department of Fish and Game.

2300-0100
For the office of the commissioner; provided, that the commissioner’s office shall assess and receive payments from the division of marine fisheries, the division of fisheries and wildlife, the office of fishing and boating access, the division of ecological restoration, the riverways program and all other programs under the control of the department of fish and game; provided further, that those assessments shall be used to cover appropriate administrative costs of the department including, but not limited to, payroll, personnel, legal and budgetary costs; and provided further, that the amount and contribution from each division or program shall be determined by the commissioner of fish and game
$924,280
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2300-0101
For the division of ecological restoration and the riverways program and for the promotion of public access to rivers and wetland restoration, including grants to public and nonpublic entities; provided, that the positions funded in this line item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to develop a recreation management plan for the Franklin, Medway, and Bellingham Army Corps of Engineers flood plain and wildlife habitat; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Winchester to restore the Aberjona riverbank; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for emergency repairs and design and engineering plans for the restoration of Morse Pier in the town of Manchester-By-the-Sea; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to continue a phragmites mitigation plan in marshes between the city of Gloucester and the town of Salisbury, including high-resolution salinity mapping; and provided further, that not less than $12,000 shall be expended to treat the invasive species Milfoil at Rock pond in the town of Georgetown
$680,889
2310-0200
For the administration of the division of fisheries and wildlife, including expenses of the fisheries and wildlife board, the administration of game farms and wildlife restoration projects, wildlife research and management, the administration of fish hatcheries, the improvement and management of lakes, ponds and rivers, fish and wildlife restoration projects, the Commonwealth’s share of certain cooperative fisheries and wildlife programs and for certain programs reimbursable under the federal Aid to Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act; provided, that funds from this item shall be made available to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for fisheries and wildlife research in an amount which shall not be less than the amount received in fiscal year 2016 for the research; provided further, that the division may expend the amount necessary to restore anadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems; and provided further, that no funds shall be spent on restoration of catadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems unless considered necessary by the division
$14,864,184
Inland Fisheries and Game Fund 100%
2310-0300
For the operation of the natural heritage and endangered species program; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the purpose of implementing the statewide habitat conservation plan to increase recreational opportunities and shorebird conservation on the Commonwealth’s beaches
$250,000
2310-0306
For the hunter safety training program
$459,926
Inland Fisheries and Game Fund 100%
2310-0316
For the purchase of land containing wildlife habitats and for the costs of the division of fisheries and wildlife directly related to the administration of the wildlands stamp program pursuant to sections 2A and 2C of chapter 131 of the General Laws
$1,500,000
Inland Fisheries and Game Fund 100%
2310-0317
For the waterfowl management program established pursuant to section 11 of chapter 131 of the General Laws
$65,000
Inland Fisheries and Game Fund 100%
2320-0100
For the administration of the office of fishing and boating access, including the maintenance, operation and improvement of public access land and water areas; provided, that positions funded in the item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws
$510,819
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2330-0100
For the operation of the division of marine fisheries, including expenses of the Annisquam river marine research laboratory, marine research programs, a commercial fisheries program, a shellfish management program, including coastal area classification, mapping and technical assistance, the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and a shellfish classification program; provided, that funds shall be expended on a recreational fisheries program to be reimbursed by federal funds; provided further, that the division shall continue to develop strategies to improve federal regulations governing the commercial fishing industry and to promote sustainable fisheries; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided further, that the division shall offer wet storage and desanding services at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant as laid out in the report dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that for functions not being performed by the plant before July 1, 2012, the division may solicit competitive proposals for the utilization of excess processing capacity at the Newburyport shellfish purification plant, which may include proposals to offer wet storage and desanding services at the plant as described in the shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012; provided further, that the division shall be under no obligation to consider or implement any proposal that the division determines would displace, impede or otherwise hinder the existing functions of the plant; provided further, that the division may enter into contracts based on proposals received and the division shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 60 days before taking any such action; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for programs at the Fishing Academy, Inc., for young people in greater Boston; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended for a program of collaborative research by the division of marine fisheries through the Marine Fisheries Institute, in collaboration with the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, that applies innovative technology to assess the biomass of fish, in the region managed by the New England Fishery Management Council; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation in Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties to be administered jointly by the director of marine fisheries and counties; provided further, not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a sediment aeration pilot project in the town of Falmouth; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for a Great Marsh green crab trapping program
$6,298,094
2330-0120
For the division of marine fisheries for a program to enhance and develop marine recreational fishing and related programs and activities, including the cost of equipment, maintenance and staff and the maintenance and updating of data
$671,120
2330-0121
For the division of marine fisheries to utilize reimbursable federal sportfish restoration funds to further develop marine recreational fishing and related programs, including the costs of activities that increase public access for marine recreational fishing, support research on artificial reefs and otherwise provide for the development of marine recreational fishing; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may expend not more than $217,989 in revenues collected from federal Sport Fish Restoration Program funds and from the sale of materials which promote marine recreational fishing; and provided further, that 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
$217,989
2330-0150
For the operation and maintenance of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may expend not more than $75,000 from revenues collected from fees generated by operations; provided further, that the division shall submit a report detailing the revenues collected and expended and the shellfish volume increase realized from the implementation of wet storage and desanding services and the shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012 to the executive office of environmental affairs, the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 6 months following the effective date of this act; and provided further, that 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
$75,000
2330-0199
For conducting surveys to monitor and forecast an abundance of commercially-important invertebrate species in commonwealth waters, including a ventless lobster trap employing the services of contracted commercial lobster fishing vessels in the commonwealth; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may expend not more than $250,000 from revenues collected from fees generated by the sale of lobster permits;  and provided further, that 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
$250,000
2330-0300
For the administration and operation of the saltwater fishing permit program pursuant to section 17C of chapter 130 of the General Laws
$1,320,159
Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund 100%

Department of Agricultural Resources.

Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2511-0100
For the operation of the department of agricultural resources, including the division of administration, the integrated pest management program, the board of agriculture, the division of agricultural markets, the division of animal health, the division of agricultural conservation and technical assistance, the division of crop and pest services, including a program of laboratory services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the expenses of the pesticide board and agency costs associated with the administration of other boards, commissions and committees chaired by the department; provided, that any buy local efforts  included in this item shall include locally-harvested seafood which shall include, but not limited to, fish and shellfish; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to enhance the buy local effort in western, central, northeastern and southern Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended to support the Massachusetts Farm to School Project, LLC; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the apiary inspection program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the establishment and administration of a City Fruit Initiative within the New Bedford region to help tree owners grow healthy fruit, provide assistance in harvesting and preserving fruit, promote the sharing of extra fruit and work to protect urban fruit trees; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the cost of all products, equipment, and labor associated with the eradication of the arbovirus, as well as the cost of any other type of pesticide or agent, in order to prevent the spread of eastern equine encephalitis and west nile virus in Bristol and Plymouth counties; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the statewide 4-H program
$5,629,445
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2511-0105
For the purchase of supplemental foods for the emergency food assistance program within the Feeding America nationally-certified food bank system;  provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall reflect the Feeding America allocation formula in order to benefit the commonwealth’s 4 regional food banks; provided further, that the department may assess an administrative charge not to exceed 2 per cent of the total appropriation in this item; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for operating funds to distribute food for the Massachusetts emergency food assistance program provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Spanish American Center, Inc. in the city of Leominster to purchase a delivery truck to transport hot and cold meals; provided further, that not less than $110,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Food for Free committee, Incorporated in the Cambridge Weekend Backpack Program; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Food for the World Inc.
$17,665,000
2511-3002
For the integrated pest management program
$57,553

Department of Conservation and Recreation.

2800-0100
For the operation of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that notwithstanding section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws, the department shall establish or renegotiate fees, licenses, permits, rents and leases and adjust or develop other revenue sources to fund the maintenance, operation and administration of the department; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for personnel overtime costs
$4,226,626
2800-0101
For the watershed management program to operate and maintain reservoirs, watershed lands and related infrastructure of the department of conservation and recreation and the office of water resources in the department; provided, that the amount of the payment shall be charged to the General Fund and shall not be included in the amount of the annual determination of fiscal year charges to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority assessed to the authority under the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall continue to make payments pursuant to chapter 616 of the acts of 1957, as amended by section 89 of chapter 801 of the acts of 1963; provided further, that the department shall continue to make payments pursuant to chapter 307 of the acts of 1987 for the use of certain land; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for weed control and public safety enhancements on Lake Quinsigamond in Worcester
$954,975
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2800-0401
For a program to provide stormwater management for all properties and roadways under the care, custody and control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the purpose of sampling and testing of storm water systems in Belmont
$465,854
Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2800-0500
For the existing maintenance, operational and infrastructure needs of the metropolitan beaches as set forth in section 70 of chapter 3 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for the Metropolitan Beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull to be fully maintained and seasonally staffed as recommended by the Metropolitan Beaches Commission in coordination with the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s staff time, consultants and direct expenses to support the ongoing work of the Metropolitan Beaches Commission; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to address the cleanup of Pilayella algae in Lynn, Nahant and Revere; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 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’s Better Beaches Grants Program as recommended by the Metropolitan Beaches Commission
$1,100,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2800-0501
For the operation of the beaches, pools and spray pools under the control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that the seasonal hires of the department’s parks, beaches, pools and spray pools shall be paid from this item; provided further, that all beaches, pools and spray pools shall remain open and staffed from Memorial Day through Labor Day; provided further, that the beaches, pools and spray pools shall be fully maintained; provided further, that seasonal employees who are hired before the second Sunday preceding Memorial Day, whose employment continues beyond the Saturday following Labor Day and who received health insurance benefits in fiscal year 2016, shall continue to receive such benefits in fiscal year 2017 during the period of that employee’s seasonal employment; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis, beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30 or beginning not earlier than September 1 and ending not later than April 30; provided further, that notwithstanding said section 1 of said chapter 31, seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 8 months within a 12-month period; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended to provide for the building and maintenance of spray pools and splash pads in the city of Lowell; provided further, that that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the continued maintenance of chemical treatments, dredging and water chestnut removal at Coes pond and Representative John J. Binienda memorial beach in the city of Worcester; and provided further that not less than $84,500 shall be expended to reopen and staff Berry pond in the Harold Parker state forest
$15,695,936
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2800-0700
For the office of dam safety; provided, that the office shall, in collaboration with the department of environmental protection and the department of fish and game, establish and maintain a comprehensive inventory of all dams and develop a coordinated permitting and regulatory approach to dam removal for stream restoration and public safety; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for dam inspections and repairs at Breed and Walden ponds in Lynn
$448,295
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
2810-0100
For the operation of the division of state parks and recreation; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used: (a) to operate all of the division’s parks, parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges and related appurtenances under the care, custody and control of the division, flood control activities of the division, reservations, campgrounds, beaches and pools; (b) to oversee skating rinks; and (c) to protect and manage the division’s lands and natural resources, including the forest and parks conservation services and the bureau of forestry development; provided further, that the same properties shall be open in fiscal year 2017 as were open in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the crossing guards located at department of conservation and recreation intersections shall continue to perform the duties where state police previously performed such duties; provided further, that the division may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that the rinks under the control of the department shall remain open and staffed for the full rink season; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Tom Lopes Community Sculpture Project in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for sediment core testing for contamination in Ellis pond in the town of Norwood; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a water treatment study in the city of Peabody; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the management and cleanup of invasive pond vegetation at Floating Bridge pond in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the replacement of the cast iron fence on the median of the Carroll Parkway in Lynn; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be allocated to the town of Milton to be expended on funding playground repairs and upgrades at Shields Park located in the town of Milton; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be allocated for water testing and management for Wampatuck Pond in Hanson; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Congressman Torbert H. MacDonald Memorial park in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum; provided further, that $35,000 shall be expended for the development, improvement and landscaping of the Veterans Road playground in the town of Dedham; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the installation of a transient dockage at the Fall River boathouse at Heritage State Park for recreational boating; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a new veterans park in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and restoration of Cutler Park Reservation in Needham; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the long term care and maintenance of Whitman’s pond in Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae on King’s Beach and Long Beach in the city of Lynn; 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; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the construction and improvement of the Hancock Playground in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the construction and improvement of the Ali Hamilton memorial park in the town of Easton; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Concord for an air quality study at the playing fields adjacent to state highway route 2, between state highway route 126 and Crosby’s Corner in the town of Concord; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Concord for erosion mitigation for White pond; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for park improvements in Natick; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for repairs to the carriage house at Lynch park in the city of Beverly;  provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be granted to the city of Brockton's Parks Commission to renovate McKinley Playground; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study for the construction of a youth center in the city of Leominster; provided further, that no less than $43,000 shall be provided to the town of Lancaster for handicap accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act regulations at the Town Beach; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for an accessible trail system including connecting to the DCR's Rail Trail System as well as handicap nature trails in Berlin; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the purposes of aquatic invasive species control; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended on the Methuen School District’s rowing program; provided further, that no less than $175,000 shall be expended for the purpose of tree re-planting in Worcester; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Let's Row Boston program administered by Community Rowing, Inc. in Boston; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for the treatment and preservation of Indian lake in Worcester; provided further that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for design and construction improvements to Monument Park honoring veterans in Arlington; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Head Town landing in the town of Westport; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the purposes of aquatic invasive species control in lake Attitash in the town of Merrimac and the city of Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of lake Singletary in Sutton and Millbury; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Allied Veterans Memorial Rink in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended to the Thayer Field Foundation, Incorporated to build a playground in the town of Lancaster; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the creation of a roadway at the former Medfield State Hospital property in the town of Medfield; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Community Boating Center, Inc. in the city of New Bedford for programming for financially-disadvantaged children in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for upgrades to the chlorination and dechlorination systems at the wastewater treatment plant in the town of Maynard; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to cover 1-time costs of outdoor furniture replacement and other exterior restorations for the 1818 Powder Magazine on Magazine beach; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Central Plymouth County Water District commission for the improvement and management of lakes and ponds in the Central Plymouth County Water District; provided further, that not less than $12,000 shall be expended to the Southeastern Massachusetts Pine Barrens Alliance, Inc. for the Explore Natural Plymouth collaborative to develop sustainable ecotourism in the Plymouth region through the enhancement of infrastructure; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for invasive species control on the Mystic river; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be allocated to the town of Wayland for the purchase of a conservation restriction on Mainstone Farm; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the repair and replacement of bleachers in Whitney park in the town of Ludlow; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the operations of the Blue Hill Observatory Science Center, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the establishment of the Chief Justice Roderick L. Ireland park on Truman parkway which shall be situated on or near the Neponset river in the town of Milton; provided further; that $50,000 shall be expended for improvements in the fencing, stone wall and sidewalks along state highway route 28 at the John L. Kelly field in the town of Milton; and provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for conducting a baseline budget review overseen by the stewardship council in the department of conservation and recreation
$41,473,430
2810-2042
For the department of conservation and recreation, which may expend not more than $17,700,000 from revenues collected by the department, including, but not limited to, revenues collected from: (a) campsite reservation transactions from the automated campground reservation and registration program; (b) fees, permits, leases, rentals, concessions and all other contracts; (c) telecommunications system user fees and other charges established by the commissioner of conservation and recreation and as received from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the division of highways in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the department of state police and quasi-public and private entities; (d) skating rink fees and rentals; (e) Ponkapoag golf course fees and rentals; (f) Leo J. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (g) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $22,125,000, the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for: (i) the operation and expenses of the department; (ii) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (iii) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (iv) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (v) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (vi) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. Martin golf course at an amount not less than $824,790; provided further, that nothing in this item shall impair or diminish the rights of access and utilization of all current users of the telecommunications system under agreements previously entered into; provided further, that this item may be reimbursed by political subdivisions of the commonwealth and private entities for direct and indirect costs expended by the department to maintain the telecommunications system; provided further, that when assigning time for the use of its skating rinks, the department shall give first priority to general public skating and then to an entity which qualifies under applicable state and federal law as a nonprofit organization or as a public school; provided further, that the department may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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; provided further, that expenditures made in advance of receipts shall not exceed 75 per cent of the amount of revenues projected by the first quarterly statement required by section 1B; and provided further, that the comptroller shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means when subsequent quarterly statements are published of the variance between actual and projected receipts in each quarter and the implications of that variance for expenditures made
$17,700,000
2820-0101
For the costs associated with the department’s park rangers specific to the security of the state house; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall only be expended for the costs of security and park rangers at the state house; and provided further, that door 5 of the Massachusetts state house shall be staffed and open to the public from a period beginning on Patriot’s Day and ending on Columbus Day, Monday through Friday, from 9:30AM to 4:30PM.
$1,791,291
2820-2000
For the operation of street lighting and the expenses of maintaining the parkways of the department of conservation and recreation
$3,000,000

Department of Energy Resources.

7006-1001
For the residential conservation service program under chapter 465 of the acts of 1980 and the commercial and apartment conservation service program pursuant to section 11A of chapter 25A of the General Laws; provided, that the assessments levied for fiscal year 2017 pursuant to said chapter 465 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item
$224,111
7006-1003
For the operation of the department of energy resources; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under section 11H of chapter 25A of the General Laws shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item
$3,651,232

Executive Office of Education.

Department of Early Education and Care.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
3000-1000
For the administration of the department of early education and care; provided, that the department shall report on the first business day of each month to the joint committee on education, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance on the unduplicated number of children on waiting lists for state-subsidized early education and care programs and services, including supportive child care services; provided further, that notwithstanding chapter 66A of the General Laws, the department of early education and care, the lead agencies of community partnership councils, the child care resource and referral agencies, the department of elementary and secondary education, the department of transitional assistance, the department of children and families, the department of housing and community development, the Children’s Trust Fund established pursuant to section 50 of chapter 10 of the General Law and the department of public health, specifically early intervention, may share with each other personal data regarding the parents and children who receive services provided under early education and care programs administered by the commonwealth for waitlist management, program implementation and evaluation, reporting and policy development purposes; provided further, that the department shall issue monthly reports detailing the number and average cost of voucher and contracted slots funded by the department for items 3000-3060 and 3000-4060 delineated by age category; provided further, that said reports shall include the number of recipients subject to subsection (f) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995; provided further, that the department of early education and care shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for East End House in Cambridge to support its childcare program
$5,666,766
3000-1020
For quality investments in early education and care, including not less than $4,000,000 to be expended for training, research and grants related to the development of the Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System (QRIS), of which not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for direct grants to early education and school age programs participating in the Massachusetts QRIS that are actively engaged in efforts to achieve Level 3 and Level 4 in order to improve quality in early education and school age system of care; provided, that costs related to department personnel who support quality improvement may be funded from this item, including the department's licensing staff and other personnel who ensure compliance with state and federal requirements for inspections, monitoring and training; provided further, that funds from this item shall support the Massachusetts universal pre-kindergarten program, early childhood mental health consultation services and inclusive learning environments grants; provided further, that supports funded through this item shall include, but not be limited to, curriculum development, child assessment systems, activities that encourage providers to obtain associate and bachelor degrees, payment of fees, direct assistance to programs seeking accreditation by agencies approved by the board and professional development courses; and provided further, that any payment made under any such grant with a school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held as a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district without municipal appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary
$32,396,637
3000-2000
For the regional administration and coordination of services provided by child care resource and referral agencies
$6,675,311
3000-2050
For the administration of the Children’s Trust Fund, established pursuant to section 50 of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall not exercise any supervision or control with respect to the board of the trust fund
$1,077,989
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
3000-3060
For early education and care services for children with active cases at the department of children and families and for families currently involved with or transitioning from transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided, that the department of early education and care, in collaboration with the department of children and families, shall maintain a centralized list detailing the number of children eligible for services in this item, the number of supportive slots filled and the number of supportive slots available; provided further, that for children with active cases at the department of children and families, funds may be used to provide services during a transition period of at least 12 months upon the closure of the family’s case with the department of children and families; provided further, that in the case of families involved with transitional aid to families with dependent children, early education and care shall be available to: (i) recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits; (ii) former participants who are working for up to 1 year after termination of their benefits; (iii) participants who are working for up to 1 year after the transitional period; and (iv) parents who are under 18 years of age who are currently enrolled in a job training program and who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118 of the General Laws but for the consideration of the grandparents’ income; provided further, that all teens eligible for year-round, full-time early education and care services shall be participating in school, education, work and training-related activities or a combination thereof for at least the minimum number of hours required by regulations; provided further, that recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children shall not be charged fees for care provided under this item; provided further, that early education and care services for families involved with transitional aid to families with dependent children funded from this item shall be distributed geographically in a manner that provides fair and adequate access to early education and care for all eligible individuals; provided further, that informal early education and care benefits for families involved with transitional aid to families with dependent children may be funded from this item; provided further, that not more than $2 per child per hour shall be paid for the services; provided further, that the commissioner of early education and care may transfer funds to this item from items 3000-1000 and 3000-4060, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan, which shall detail by object class the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before the transfer; provided further, that if the department determines that available appropriations for this program will be insufficient to meet projected expenses, the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the amount of appropriation needed to address such deficiency; provided further, that reimbursements to providers for services rendered in prior fiscal years may be expended from this item; provided further, that the department shall recoup funds owed by providers related to payments made by the department in the prior fiscal year by reducing payments to said provider for services related to this item rendered in fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that all children eligible for services under this item shall receive those services
$228,437,800 $219,416,837
3000-4060
For income-eligible early education and care programs; provided, that teen parents identified as likely to become eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children may be paid from this item; provided further, that informal early education and care benefits for families meeting income-eligibility criteria may be funded from this item; provided further, that not more than $2 per child per hour shall be paid for the services; provided further, that early education and care slots funded from this item shall be distributed geographically in a manner that provides fair and adequate access to early education and care for all eligible individuals; provided further, that not more than 3 per cent of the funds appropriated in this item may be transferred in fiscal year 2017 as set forth in a plan submitted by the department; provided further, that said plan shall be filed with the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that reimbursements to providers for services rendered in prior fiscal years may be expended from this item; provided further, that the department shall recoup funds owed by providers related to payments made by the department in the prior fiscal year by reducing payments to those providers for services related to this item rendered in fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that any payment made under any such grant with a school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held as a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of the city, town or regional school district without municipal appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary
$252,453,572
3000-5000
For grants to head start programs; provided, that funds from this item may be expended on early head start programs
$9,100,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
3000-6025
For grants in fiscal year 2017 to support planning activities in cities, towns, regional school districts or educational collaboratives currently providing pre-kindergarten or preschool opportunities, to expand pre-kindergarten or preschool opportunities on a voluntary basis to children ages 2 years and 9 months to 3 years and 11 months old; provided, that planning grants shall be awarded through a competitive process established by the department of early education and care utilizing the Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Grant public-private partnership model; provided further, that preference shall be given in awarding these funds to districts serving high percentages of high-needs students; provided further, that preference for awarding implementation grants shall be given to communities awarded planning grants in the previous fiscal year or to communities participating in the federal preschool expansion grant program in the previous fiscal year; provided further, that further preference for awarding implementation grants shall be given to communities that provide at least a 1 to 1 match to funding provided through this item; provided further, that grant applicants shall submit a plan to the department detailing the capacity of the local early education and care system to implement such a program, proposed program design, resources needed to ensure high quality standards, input from stakeholders including parents and any other requirements prescribed by the department; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds distributed from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of the city, town, regional school district or educational collaborative and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of the city, town, regional school district or educational collaborative without further appropriation; provided further that the department of early education and care shall report to the joint committee on education not later than October 15, 2016 the status of the Massachusetts Preschool Expansion Grant program, including but not limited to: summer assessment data of Preschool Expansion Grant students, classroom observation data and qualitative data from program leadership, staff and parents; and provided further, that said report shall also include information on the status of the Commonwealth Preschool Partnership Initiative planning grants, including but not limited to a needs assessment, program design and anticipated costs
$200,000
3000-7000
For statewide neonatal and postnatal home parenting education and home visiting programs for at-risk newborns to be administered by the Children’s Trust Fund established pursuant to section 50 of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that such services shall be made available statewide to parents under 21 years of age; provided further, that the Children’s Trust Fund shall oversee the maintenance of a participant data system; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, priority for such services shall be given to low-income parents
$14,478,731
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
3000-7020
For a three-year family mentoring pilot program administered through a contractor to promote intergenerational economic self-sufficiency; provided, that the pilot program shall operate within existing service delivery systems including, but not limited to, after-school and out-of-school programs, head start, early head start, early intervention programs, maternal child health home visiting programs and community health programs, to provide additional support and mentoring; provided further, that the pilot program shall work with parents and children and other adults living in the home; provided further, that through integrated services, overarching pilot program goals for adults shall include: (i) an increase in financial resources including earned income; (ii) an increase in housing and family stability; and (iii) a reduction of debt and increased savings; provided further, that overarching pilot program goals for children shall include: (a) improved school performance or school readiness; and (b) improved executive functioning; provided further, that the selected contractor shall have demonstrated, with scientific research and metric-based evidence, successful outcomes in providing intergenerational programs; provided further, that preference shall be given to contractors with experience running programs with a home-visitation component; provided further, that caseload per mentor shall not exceed 20 families; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for an evaluation of the effectiveness of the pilot program; and provided further, that any unexpended funds appropriated for this item shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2019
$100,000
3000-7040
For the department of early education and care, which may expend not more than $170,000 for contingency contracts related to pursuing federal reimbursement or avoiding costs in its capacity as the single state agency under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, these contingency contracts shall not exceed 3 years except with prior review and approval by the executive office for administration and finance; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$170,000
3000-7050
For the coordinated family and community engagement grant program, which shall establish a statewide network of supports for early education; provided, that the department shall distribute the grants no later than August 31, 2016, in order to allow a full year of service for families involved in these programs; provided further, that eligible recipients for such grants shall include, but not be limited to, community partnership councils, the Massachusetts Family Networks program, municipal school districts, regional school districts, educational collaboratives, the home-based, school readiness and family support program known as the parent-child home program, head start programs, other school readiness and family support programs, licensed child care providers and child care resource and referral centers; provided further, that supports funded through this item shall be in alignment with the quality requirements of the Massachusetts universal pre-kindergarten program and the development of the Massachusetts Quality Rating and Improvement System; provided further, that the department shall take steps to streamline activities and programs funded through this item; and provided further, that the department may expend funds from this item on grants for supplemental services for children with individualized education plans
$13,441,999
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
3000-7070
For Reach Out and Read, Inc.; provided, that the funds distributed through Reach Out and Read, Inc. shall be contingent upon a match of not less than $1 in private or corporate contributions for every $1 in state grant funding
$1,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND hUMAN SERVICES.

Office of the Secretary.

4000-0005
For youth violence prevention program grants administered by the executive office of health and human services; provided, that the programs shall be targeted at reducing youth violence among young persons at highest risk for being perpetrators or victims of gun violence; provided further, that any new grants awarded from this item in fiscal year 2017 shall comply with the grant application requirements set forth in item 4000-0005 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services may select the same evaluator in fiscal year 2017 as selected in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that the secretary shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2017 detailing: (a) successful grant applications; (b) a set of clearly-defined goals and benchmarks on which grant recipients shall be evaluated; and (c) outcomes and findings from the grant awards for fiscal year 2016; provided further, that funds may be set aside for the administration of these programs; and provided further, that these funds shall be available to those municipalities with the highest annual number of youth homicides and serious assaults as determined by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the South End Community Center of Springfield, Inc.’s Community Youth Corps program; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Martin Luther King Jr. Family Services, Inc. to provide comprehensive youth development and violence prevention services to at-risk youth; and provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for Springfield Partners, Inc. for the AWAKE program in the city of Springfield, to provide comprehensive youth gang violence prevention intervention services to at-risk youth
$6,560,000
4000-0007
For housing and supportive services for unaccompanied youth pursuant to section 16X of chapter 6A of the General Laws; provided, that the secretary of health and human services shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2017 on: (a) the number of youths served through this item; (b) the types of services received by participating youths; (c) the number of youths who transition into stabilized housing and the zip code of the stabilized housing; (d) the number of youths who remain in stabilized housing after 90 days, when applicable; (e) other quantifiable data related to client outcomes as determined by the secretary; (f) the number of youths turned away from the program; and (g) the amount of funding awarded to vendors for the delivery of services and the names of each vendor
$1,000,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4000-0008
For year round out-of-school programs through the Crossroads Organization serving at-risk youth in eastern Massachusetts from the city of Boston to Cape Cod
$25,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4000-0014
For the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center, Inc. to professionally train community health workers to serve as the patient link to medical and social services for the disenfranchised population throughout the Worcester and MetroWest regions
$100,000
4000-0050
For the operation of the PCA quality home care workforce council established in section 71 of chapter 118E of the General Laws
$1,700,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4000-0051
For the operation and support of the network of child and family service programs throughout the commonwealth, including family resource centers supported through this item and item 4800-0200; provided, that centers within this item shall: (a) be consistent with the requirements of section 16U of chapter 6A of the General Laws; (b) demonstrate adherence to an evidence-based model of service; and (c) use measurable outcomes to assess quality; provided further, that the secretary of the executive office of health and human services shall maintain the fiscal year 2016 contract with a third party administration service organization to oversee the execution of, and agency’s compliance with, subsection (b) of section 16U of chapter 6A of the General Laws; provided further, that the executive office shall provide biannual progress updates to the secretary of administration and finance, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that not later than March 15, 2017, the executive office shall file a biannual report with the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the report shall detail the number of children and families served at each center, the types of programs, program outcomes, client feedback and progress on data sharing between centers; and provided further, that the network of child and family service programs shall coordinate with the executive office of health and human services, the department of early education and care and municipal police departments to provide emergency assistance to runaway children at times when the juvenile court is not open, consistent with the requirements of section 39H of chapter 119 of the General Laws
$500,000
4000-0300
For the operation of the executive office of health and human services, including the operation of the managed care oversight board; provided, that the executive office shall provide technical and administrative assistance to agencies under the purview of the secretariat receiving federal funds; provided further, that the executive office shall monitor the expenditures and completion timetables for systems development projects and enhancements undertaken by all agencies under the purview of the secretariat and shall ensure that all measures are taken to make such systems compatible with one another for enhanced interagency interaction; provided further, that the executive office shall ensure that any collaborative assessments for children receiving services from multiple agencies within the secretariat shall be performed within existing resources; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for administrative and contracted services related to the implementation and operation of programs under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the executive office and its agencies, when contracting for services on the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, shall take into consideration the increased costs associated with the provision of goods, services and housing on said islands; provided further, that the executive office shall contract with Martha's Vineyard Community Services, Inc. for no less than $100,000 to increase access to health and human services on Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, and such funds shall be used to cover feasible travel costs associated with arranging access to health and human services; provided further, that in consultation with the center for health information and analysis, no rate increase shall be provided to existing Medicaid provider rates without taking all measures possible under Title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure that rates of payment to providers shall not exceed the rates that are necessary to meet only those costs which shall be incurred by efficiently and economically operated providers in order to provide services of adequate quality; provided further, that funds may be expended for the operation of the office of health equity within the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be provided to Baystate Noble Hopsital, a federal and state disproportionate share hospital that is geographically isolated, to make extensive improvements to the existing entranceway access for all patients, especially those challenged with disabilities, provided that such funds are matched by an equal or greater amount by Baystate Noble Hospital; provided further, that no expenditures, whether made by the executive office or another commonwealth entity, shall be made that are not federally reimbursable, including those related to Titles XIX or XXI of the Social Security Act, the MassHealth demonstration waiver under section 1115(a) of the Social Security Act or the community first demonstration waiver under section 1115 of the Social Security Act except as required for: (a) the equivalent of MassHealth standard benefits for children under 21 years of age who are in the care or custody of the department of youth services or the department of children and families; (b) dental benefits provided to clients of the department of developmental services who are 21 years of age or over; or (c) cost containment efforts, the purposes and amounts of which have been submitted to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before making these expenditures; provided further, that in calculating rates of payment for children enrolled in MassHealth receiving inpatient and outpatient services at acute care pediatric hospitals and pediatric specialty units as defined in section 8A of said chapter 118E, the executive office shall make a supplemental payment not less than $7,400,000 to any acute care pediatric hospital and pediatric specialty unit in the commonwealth, above base rates, to compensate for high-complexity pediatric care; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services may continue to recover provider overpayments made in the current and prior fiscal years through the Medicaid management information system, and these recoveries shall be considered current fiscal year expenditure refunds; provided further, that the office of Medicaid shall apply an add-on to reimburse the managed care organizations and senior care organizations under contract with the commonwealth for the full costs associated with the Affordable Care Act’s annual insurer fee, as specified in the Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C. 18001 et seq.; provided further, that the add-on shall be exclusive of any additional rate increase currently being proposed for fiscal year 2017; provided further, that subject to the availability of federal financial participation, the add-on shall include the related tax liability for the annual insurer fee; provided further, that MassHealth shall provide a report not later than March 1, 2017 to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing on the amount of reimbursement of the Affordable Care Act’s insurer fee and the related tax liability and the methodology for calculating the reimbursement to the managed care organizations and senior care organizations; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services may continue to recover provider overpayments made in the current and prior fiscal years through the Medicaid management information system and those recoveries shall be considered current fiscal year expenditure refunds; provided further, that the executive office may collect directly from a liable third party any amounts paid to contracted providers under said chapter 118E for which the executive office later discovers another third party is liable if no other course of recoupment is possible; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for interpretive services directly or indirectly related to a settlement or resolution agreement with the office of civil rights or any other office, group or entity; provided further, that interpretive services currently provided shall not give rise to enforceable legal rights for any party or to an enforceable entitlement to interpretive services; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of mental health shall approve any prior authorization or other restriction on medication used to treat mental illness under written policies, procedures and regulations of the department of mental health; provided further, that funds shall be provided in an amount not less than the total appropriated in item 1599-2009 in section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 13, 2017 on the number of members served in the dual eligible initiative, the average expenditure per member, the average expenditure per member prior to the demonstration project and the number of clients that receive care at skilled nursing facilities; provided further, that the executive office shall submit a report not later than December 1, 2016 to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing detailing utilization in fiscal year 2016 of the Health Safety Net Trust Fund established in section 66 of said chapter 118E; provided further, that the report shall include: (a) the number of persons whose medical expenses were billed to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; (b) the total dollar amount billed to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; (c) the age, income level, and insurance status of recipients using the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; (d) the types of services paid for out of the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; and (e) the amount disbursed from the Health Safety Net Trust Fund to each hospital and community health center; provided further, that the office of Medicaid shall coordinate with the health policy commission in the development of care delivery and payment models in the MassHealth program, including patient-centered medical homes and accountable care organizations, in order to ensure alignment of such models with the commission’s certification programs under sections 14 and 15 of chapter 6D of the General Laws; provided further, that any unexpended balance in these accounts shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2017; provided further, that not later than January 18, 2017, the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the methodology used to project caseload and utilization in fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2017; provided further, that not later than December 1, 2016, the executive office of health and human services, in coordination with the department of public health and the office of Medicaid, shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on a plan to expand lead testing and follow-up services, including but not limited to: (a) a review of all services currently offered for lead poisoning-related services; (b) a plan of implementation for expanded lead poisoning-related services, including steps required to increase reimbursement opportunities for services such as lead poisoning testing, prevention, follow-up, investigation and treatment; (c) spending and revenue cost estimates for implementing such expanded services; (d) revenue maximization opportunities associated with pursuing such services; and (e) an analysis of the short- and long-term cost effectiveness associated with providing such services; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall expend not less than $50,000 to develop a pilot program in Norfolk county to incentivize independent home health care nurses to work with patients with rare diseases and disorders including, but not limited to, Rett Syndrome and mitochondrial diseases; and provided further, that in the development of the program, the executive office shall review the reimbursement rates for independent home care nurses and consider restructuring the rate system so that independent home care nurses who agree to treat patients with more severe needs shall be compensated at a higher rate; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the direct payroll costs of a MassHealth liaison to the trial court who shall be responsible for the administration of health insurance benefits for participants in the specialty courts; provided further, that MassHealth shall establish a direct phone number for court employees who serve participants of specialty courts to use in contacting MassHealth regarding enrollment and other benefits’ issues for participants and MassHealth shall notify the specialty courts administrator with the direct contact number and other pertinent information within 30 days after the effective date of this item; provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended for The MetroWest Free Medical Program, Inc.; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Brookline Community Mental Health Center, Inc. to expand the healthy lives program
$100,501,087
4000-0320
For the executive office of health and human services, which may expend for medical care and assistance rendered in the current year not more than $225,000,000 from the monies received from recoveries and collections of any current or prior year expenditures; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the balance of any personal needs accounts collected from nursing and other medical institutions upon the death of a medical assistance recipient and held by the executive office for more than 3 years may be credited to this item; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be used for item 4000-0300
$225,000,000
4000-0321
For the executive office of health and human services, which may expend not more than $53,750,000 for contingency fee contracts related to pursuing federal reimbursement or avoiding costs in its capacity as the single state agency under Titles XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act and as the principal agency for all of the departments within the executive office and other federally-assisted programs administered by the executive office; provided, that such contingency contracts shall not exceed 3 years except with prior review and approval by the executive office for administration and finance; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall submit to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report not later than September 15, 2016 detailing: (a) the amounts of the agreements; (b) a delineation of all ongoing and new projects; and (c) the amount of federal reimbursement and cost avoidance derived from the contracts for the previous fiscal year’s activities; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and payments required under contingency contracts, the comptroller shall 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; provided further, that after providing payments due under the terms of the contingency contracts, the executive office may use available funds to support special MassHealth projects that will receive enhanced federal revenue opportunities, including MassHealth eligibility operations and systems enhancements that support reforms and improvements to MassHealth programs; provided further, that any enhanced federal financial participation received for these special projects, including Implementation Advanced Planning Documents or other eligibility operations and systems enhancements that support reforms and improvements to MassHealth programs shall be deposited into this item; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office may enter into interdepartmental service agreements with the University of Massachusetts Medical School to perform activities that the secretary of health and human services, in consultation with the comptroller, determines to be within the scope of the proper administration of Title XIX and other federal funding provisions to support the programs and activities of the executive office; provided further, that activities may include: (a) providing administrative services including, but not limited to, utilization management activities and eligibility determinations based on disability and supporting case management activities and similar initiatives; (b) providing consulting services related to quality assurance, program evaluation and development, integrity and soundness and project management; and (c) providing activities and services to pursue federal reimbursement, avoid costs or identify third-party liability and recoup payments made to third parties; provided further, that federal reimbursement for any expenditure made by the University of Massachusetts Medical School for federally reimbursable services the university provides under these interdepartmental service agreements or other contracts with the executive office shall be distributed to the university and recorded distinctly in the state accounting system; provided further, that the secretary may negotiate contingency fees for activities and services related to pursuing federal reimbursement or avoiding costs and the comptroller shall certify these fees and pay them upon the receipt of that revenue, reimbursement or demonstration of costs avoided; provided further, that the secretary shall not pay contingency fees to the University of Massachusetts Medical School in excess of $40,000,000 for state fiscal year 2017; provided further, that the contingency fees paid to the University of Massachusetts Medical School under an interdepartmental service agreement for recoveries related to special disability workload projects shall be excluded from that $40,000,000 limit for state fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall submit to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a quarterly report detailing: (a) the amounts of the agreements; (b) the ongoing and new projects undertaken by the university; (c) the amount expended on personnel; and (d) the amount of federal reimbursement and recoupment payments collected by the university
$53,750,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4000-0328
For the executive office of health and human services, which shall use the funding in this item to pursue, enhance and submit applications for existing or new state plan amendments, state plan options, state waiver or demonstration requests, and federal grants for federal approval under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, 42 U.S.C. 18001 et seq., including, but not limited to the following purposes: (a) the development and implementation of a modern, digital integrated eligibility system as required by the last paragraph of section 16 of chapter 6A of the General Laws in order to achieve maximum federal reimbursement; (b) the receipt of federal reimbursement for services provided to an eligible Medicaid beneficiary that are available without charge to the beneficiary, including services that are available without charge to the community at large, known as “free care”; (c) the 1915(i) home and community-based services state plan authorized under 42 U.S.C. 1396n(i); (d) the authorization of coverage for postpartum placement of long acting reversible contraception; (e) the pursuit of expanded federal reimbursement for lead poisoning testing and follow-up services; (f) the pursuit of Medicaid coverage for justice-involved individuals including, but not limited to, individuals on parole, probation, home confinement or pre-trial supervision or residing in a halfway house and deemed eligible under federal definition; (g) the Medicaid electronic health record incentive program; (h) the 1915(k) community first choice state plan option authorized under 42 U.S.C. 1396n(k); ; and (i) the pursuit of expanded federal reimbursement for comprehensive family planning services; provided further, that the executive office shall seek to maximize opportunities that expand community-based services and increase federal reimbursement, including enhanced federal medical assistance percentage rates; provided further, that not later than November 1, 2016, the executive office of health and human services shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the status of submitted and pending applications and the projected fiscal impact of federal approval for these applications; and provided further, that not later than March 15, 2017, the executive office of health and human services, in consultation with the executive office for administration and finance and the Massachusetts office of information technology, shall publish a plan to implement modern, digital and integrated eligibility determination processes as required by the last paragraph of section 16 of chapter 6A of the General Laws, which shall include the estimated capital and operating resources to implement the modern, digital and integrated eligibility determination processes
$50,000
4000-0430
For the CommonHealth program to provide primary and supplemental medical care and assistance to disabled adults and children under sections 9A, 16 and 16A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursement for state expenditures made on behalf of those adults and children; provided further, that children shall be determined eligible for the medical care and assistance if they meet the disability standards as defined by the executive office, which shall not be more restrictive than the standards in effect on July 1, 1996; and provided further, that the executive office shall process a CommonHealth application within 45 days of receipt of a completed application or within 90 days if a determination of disability is required
$155,037,096
4000-0500
For health care services provided to medical assistance recipients under the executive office of health and human services’ primary care clinician, mental health and substance abuse plan or through a health maintenance organization under contract with the executive office and for MassHealth benefits provided to children, adolescents and adults under clauses (a) to (d), inclusive, and clause (h) of subsection (2) of section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws and section 16C of said chapter 118E; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item for children and adolescents under clause (c) of said subsection (2) of said section 9A of said chapter 118E whose family incomes, as determined by the executive office, exceed 150 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that funds may be expended for infrastructure and capacity building grants to promote delivery system reform, achieve federal financial participation and serve populations in need more efficiently and effectively; provided further, that of said funds, funds may be expended for community health centers; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made to these providers; provided further, that expenditures from this item shall be made only for the purposes expressly stated in this item; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to recipients in prior fiscal years; and provided further, that of the amount allocated in this item, not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for providers in the primary care clinician mental health and substance abuse plan
$5,418,523,203
4000-0600
For health care services provided to MassHealth members who are seniors and for the operation of the MassHealth senior care options program under section 9D of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the community choices initiative; provided further, that no payment for special provider costs shall be made from this item without the prior written approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that the benefits of the community choices initiative shall not be reduced below the services provided in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that the eligibility requirements for this demonstration project shall not be more restrictive than those established in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item to implement the pre-admission counseling and assessment program under the fourth paragraph of section 9 of said chapter 118E, which shall be implemented on a statewide basis through the aging and disability resource consortia; provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item to maintain a personal needs allowance of $72.80 per month for individuals residing in nursing homes and rest homes who are eligible for MassHealth, emergency aid to the elderly, the disabled and children program or supplemental security income; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for any nursing home or non-acute chronic disease hospital that provides kosher food to its residents, the executive office of elder affairs, in consultation with the center for health information and analysis, in recognition of the special innovative program status granted by the executive office of health and human services, shall continue to make the standard payment rates established in fiscal year 2006 to reflect the high dietary costs incurred in providing kosher food; provided further, that MassHealth shall maintain the same respite benefits for adult foster caregivers that were in effect January 1, 2015; provided further, that nursing facility rates effective October 1, 2016 may be developed using the costs of calendar year 2007; provided further, that MassHealth shall reimburse nursing home facilities for up to 20 medical leave-of-absence days and shall reimburse the facilities for up to 10 nonmedical leave of absence days; provided further, that medical leave-of-absence days shall include an observation stay in a hospital in excess of 24 hours; provided further, that not later than January 1, 2017, MassHealth shall report to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means the following for fiscal year 2016: (a) the number of nursing facility clients on a leave of absence, delineated by the nursing facility, by medical leave-of-absence days and medical leave-of-absence days that exceeded 10 days per hospital stay, nonmedical leave-of-absence days and the total number of days on leave of absence unduplicated member count; (b) licensed beds monthly capacity levels per nursing home and the monthly total number of empty beds per nursing facility, total number of all nursing home residents and total MassHealth nursing home residents; (c) 6 separate MassHealth payment rates and the average payment amount rate per nursing facility client resident; (d) the actual number of nursing home residents for each of the 6 payment categories in clause (c); (e) the aggregate payment amount per nursing facility by month; and (f) all reports shall delineate by nursing home, including grand totals where appropriate; and provided further, that no nursing home shall reassign a patient's bed during a leave of absence that is eligible for reimbursement under this item
$3,516,116,093
Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4000-0640
For nursing facility Medicaid rates; provided, that in fiscal year 2017 the executive office of health and human services, in consultation with the center for health information and analysis, shall establish nursing facility Medicaid rates that cumulatively total $309,600,000 more than the annual payment rates established under the rates in effect as of June 30, 2002; provided further, that not less than $35,500,000 shall be expended to fund a rate-add on for wages, benefits, and related employee costs of direct care staff of nursing homes; provided further, MassHealth shall adopt all additional regulations and procedures to carry out this section; provided further, that no later than January 30, 2017, MassHealth shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means an analysis of the impact on the wages for direct care workers at the nursing homes receiving said funds; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended as incentive payments to nursing facilities meeting the criteria determined under the MassHealth Nursing Facility Pay-for-Performance Program and that have established and participated in a cooperative effort in each qualifying nursing facility between representatives of employees and management that is focused on implementing that criteria and improving the quality of services available to MassHealth members and that shall decide jointly how to expend such incentive payments; provided further, that an amount for expenses related to the collection and administration of section 63 of chapter 118E of the General Laws shall be transferred to the executive office of health and human services; and provided further, that the payments made under this item shall be allocated in an amount sufficient to implement section 622 of chapter 151 of the acts of 1996
$347,900,000
Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4000-0700
For health care services provided to medical assistance recipients under the executive office’s health care indemnity or third party liability plan, to medical assistance recipients not otherwise covered under the executive office’s managed care or senior care plans and for MassHealth benefits provided to children, adolescents and adults under section 9 of chapter 118E of the General Laws and clauses (a) to (d), inclusive, and clause (h) of subsection (2) of section 9A of said chapter 118E and section 16C of said chapter 118E; provided, that no payments for special provider costs shall be made from this item without the prior written approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for children and adolescents under clause (c) of said subsection (2) of said section 9A of said chapter 118E whose family incomes as determined by the executive office exceed 150 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that children who have aged out of the custody of the department of children and families shall be eligible for benefits through the age limit specified in MassHealth’s approved state plan; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be made available to establish a 1-year pilot program to increase efficiencies and align system-wide goals within a regional hospital system located in Western Massachusetts to improve the overall sustainability of the system and to create a comprehensive approach to system-wide needs and a transition into the structure of the new Section 1115 Medicaid Demonstration Waiver; provided further, that the pilot program will include measurable milestones that shall demonstrate progress in at least 1 of the following areas: (a) care coordination, integration and delivery transformations; (b) electronic health records and information exchange advancements; (c) increasing alternative payment methods and accountable care organizations; (d) enhancing patient safety; (e) increasing access to behavioral health services; (f) increasing coordination between system hospitals and community-based providers and organizations; and (g) preparing the system to undertake risk as a potentially designated ACO; provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item for members who qualify for early intervention services; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the funds appropriated in item 4000-0265 of section 2A of chapter 142 of the acts of 2011 shall again be appropriated for the same dollar amount as in said item 4000-0265 and shall be distributed in and managed in the same manner as designated in section 60 of chapter 118 of the acts of 2012; provided further, that in fiscal year 2017 MassHealth shall maintain the same level of federally-optional chiropractic services that were in effect in fiscal year 2016 that were included in its state plan or demonstration program in effect on January 1, 2002 for members enrolled in the primary care clinician (PCC) program; provided further, that the executive office shall not, in fiscal year 2017, fund programs relating to case management with the intention of reducing length of stay for neonatal intensive care unit cases; provided further, that notwithstanding this item, funds may be expended from this item for the purchase of third-party insurance including, but not limited to, Medicare for any medical assistance recipient; provided further, that the executive office may reduce MassHealth premiums or copayments or offer other incentives to encourage enrollees to comply with wellness goals; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for activities relating to disability determinations or utilization management and review, including patient screenings and evaluations, regardless of whether such activities are performed by a state agency, contractor, agent or provider; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2017 the executive office shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (a) dental coverage available to MassHealth recipients as of January 1, 2017 as it compares to dental coverage available to MassHealth recipients on January 1, 2010; (b) utilization of dental services in fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2017; (c) the actual and projected costs and revenue associated with dental coverage in fiscal year 2016 and fiscal year 2017; and (d) the estimated cost effectiveness of dental coverage as a contributor to MassHealth total cost of care; and provided further, that the executive office shall maintain full-year coverage for adult dental fillings and adult denture coverage
$2,377,838,433
4000-0875
For the executive office of health and human services to expend for the provision of benefits to eligible individuals who require medical treatment for either breast or cervical cancer under section 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XVIII) of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000, Public Law 106-354 and section 10D of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall provide these benefits to individuals whose incomes, as determined by the executive office, do not exceed 250 per cent of the federal poverty level, subject to continued federal approval; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years
$6,191,803
4000-0880
For MassHealth benefits under clause (c) of subsection (2) of section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws and section 16C of said chapter 118E for children and adolescents whose family incomes, as determined by the executive office, are above 150 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those children and adolescents in prior fiscal years; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care subsidies provided to eligible individuals under the last paragraph of section 9 and section 16D of said chapter 118E
$333,308,169
4000-0885
For the cost of health insurance subsidies paid to employees of small businesses in the insurance reimbursement program under section 9C of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that funds may be expended only for employees who are ineligible for subsidized insurance through the health connector and ineligible for any MassHealth program; provided further, that enrollment in this program may be capped to ensure that MassHealth expenditures do not exceed the amount appropriated; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to individuals eligible under clause (j) of subsection (2) of section 9A of said chapter 118E
$34,042,020
4000-0940
For providing health care services related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services to individuals ages 19 to 64, inclusive, whose family incomes, as determined by the executive office of health and human services, do not exceed 133 per cent of the federal poverty level and those who are eligible under clauses (b) and (d) of subsection (2) of section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws
$2,147,410,368
4000-0950
For administrative and program expenses associated with the children’s behavioral health initiative, under the settlement agreement in the case of Rosie D. v. Romney, 410 F. Supp. 2d 18 (D. Mass. 2006), to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall report biannually to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that said  reports shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type; (b) an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date; (c) a detailed itemization of services and service utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service; (d) data detailing the time that elapsed between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services; (e) the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapsed between initial assessment for services and commencement of services; and (f) a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2017; and provided further, that funds shall not be transferred from this item without notifying the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before such a transfer
$236,377,183
4000-0990
For the children’s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth to age 18, inclusive; provided, that the executive office of health and human services shall prescreen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in the program until the applicant has been denied eligibility for the MassHealth program; provided further, that the MassHealth benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both MassHealth and the children’s medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of the children; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program, under section 10F of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the executive office to be ineligible for MassHealth benefits; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years
$17,471,111
4000-1400
For the provision of MassHealth benefits to persons diagnosed with human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal years
$27,374,419
4000-1420
For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act
$372,317,542
4000-1425
For administrative and program expenses associated with community support services for persons with acquired brain injury who were residing in long-term care facilities under the mediated solution to the final settlement agreement in the case of Hutchinson ex rel. Julien v. Patrick, 683 F. Supp. 2d 121 (D. Mass. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years
$71,646,393
4000-1700
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services
$116,776,778

Office for Refugees and Immigrants.

4003-0122
For a citizenship for new Americans program to assist legal permanent residents of the commonwealth in becoming citizens of the United States; provided, that the office for refugees and immigrants shall administer the program; provided further, that the program funded by this item shall provide assistance to persons who are within 3 years of eligibility to become citizens of the United States; provided further, that services shall include: ESOL/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens, shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency’s refugee and immigrant services
$400,000

Center for Health Information and Analysis.

4100-0060
For the operation of the center for health information and analysis established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed by section 7 of said chapter 12C; and provided further, that up to $1,563,617 of this appropriation may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety
$27,631,406
4100-0061
For the center for health information and analysis which may expend for the development, operation and maintenance of an all-payer claims database not more than $500,000 from amounts paid to the center for all fees paid for health data information and from any federal financial participation associated with the collection and administration of health care claims data; provided, that retained revenues in excess of the appropriation for the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund but shall be available for expenditure in the subsequent fiscal year without further appropriation
$500,000

OFFICE OF DISABILITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

4110-0001
For the operation of the Massachusetts commission for the blind
$1,368,934
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4110-1000
For the community services program; provided, that the Massachusetts commission for the blind shall work in collaboration with the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing to provide assistance and services to the deaf-blind community through the deaf-blind community access network; and provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be made available to expand the contract for orientation and mobility services provided by The Carroll Center for the Blind, Inc.
$4,350,682
4110-2000
For the turning 22 program of the commission; provided, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of developmental services to secure the maximum amount of federal reimbursements available for the care of turning 22 clients
$13,183,460
4110-3010
For a program of vocational rehabilitation for the blind in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from federal vocational rehabilitation grants or state appropriation shall be deducted for pensions, group health or life insurance or any other such indirect costs of federally reimbursed state employees
$3,340,735

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

4120-0200
For independent living centers; provided, that not later than March 1, 2017, the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the services provided by the independent living centers, which shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the total number of consumers that request and receive services; (b)  the types of services requested and received by consumers; (c) the total number of consumers moved from nursing homes; and (d) the total number of independent living plans and goals set and achieved by consumers.
$6,130,018
4120-1000
For the operation of the commission; provided, that the commissioner shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance on the number of clients served and the amount expended on each type of service; provided further, that upon the written request of the commissioner of revenue, the commission shall provide lists of individual clients to whom, or on behalf of whom, payments have been made for the purpose of verifying eligibility and detecting and preventing fraud, error and abuse in the programs administered by the commission; and provided further, that lists shall include client names and social security numbers and payee names and other identification, if different from a client’s identification
$346,486
4120-2000
For vocational rehabilitation services operated in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that funds from the federal vocational rehabilitation grant or state appropriations shall not be deducted for pensions, group health or life insurance or any other such indirect costs of federally-reimbursed state employees; and provided further, that the commissioner, in making referrals to service providers, shall take into account a client’s place of residence and the proximity of the nearest provider to the residence
$10,260,724
4120-3000
For employment assistance services; provided, that vocational evaluation and employment services for severely disabled adults may be provided
$2,188,102
4120-4000
For community-based services, which shall include, but not be limited to, protective services, adult support services, assistive technology services and the annualization of funding for turning 22 program clients who began receiving services in fiscal year 2016 under item 4120-4010 of chapter 46 of the acts of 2015; provided, that not less than $1,286,590 shall be expended for assistive technology services
$9,423,606
4120-4001
For the housing registry for the disabled
$80,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4120-4002
For Living Independently for Equality, Inc. in the city of Brockton
$30,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4120-4010
For the turning 22 program of the commission
$672,538
4120-5000
For homemaking services
$4,313,482
4120-6000
For services for individuals with head injuries; provided, that the commission shall work with the executive office of health and human services to maximize federal reimbursement for clients receiving head injury services
$15,898,807

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4125-0100
For the operation of and services provided by the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing
$5,611,403

Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts.

4180-0100
For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts located in the city of Chelsea, including a specialized unit for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease patients; provided, that no fee, assessment or other charge shall be imposed upon or required of any person for any admission or hospitalization which exceeds the amount of fees charged in fiscal year 2016
$27,210,690
4180-1100
For the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts, which may expend not more than $600,000 in revenues for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 60 per cent of all revenues generated under section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws through the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN by eligible veterans of the commonwealth, after compensating the registry of motor vehicles for the costs associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into the retained revenue account of the Soldiers’ Home; provided further, that the Soldiers’ Home may accept gifts, grants, donations and bequests; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home 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; and provided further, that if the registrar of motor vehicles projects that total revenues from the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN will exceed the amounts appropriated in this item and item 4190-1100, the registrar shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means, prior appropriation continued
$600,000

Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke.

4190-0100
For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke; provided, that no fee, assessment or other charge shall be imposed upon or required of any person for any outpatient treatment, admission or hospitalization which exceeds the amount of fees charged in fiscal year 2016
$22,592,998
4190-0101
For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which may expend for its operation not more than $5,000 from the licensing of the property for placement of aerial antennas
$5,000
4190-0102
For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke which may expend for the outpatient pharmacy program not more than $110,000 from copayments which it may charge to users of the program; provided, that no copayment shall be imposed or required of any person which exceeds the level of copayments charged in fiscal year 2016
$110,000
4190-0200
For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which may expend not more than $50,000 from fees collected from veterans in its care to provide television and telephone services to residents; provided, that fees from the use of telephones and televisions shall only be expended for payments to vendors for the services; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home 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
$50,000
4190-0300
For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which may expend not more than $744,043 for the operation of 12 long-term care beds from revenue generated through the occupancy of these beds; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home 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, prior appropriation continued
$744,043
4190-1100
For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which may expend not more than $400,000 for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 40 per cent of all revenues generated under section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws through the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN by eligible veterans of the commonwealth, upon compensating the registry of motor vehicles for the costs associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into the retained revenue account of the Soldiers’ Home; provided further, that the Soldiers’ Home may accept gifts, grants, donations and bequests; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home 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, prior appropriation continued
$400,000

OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES.

Department of Youth Services.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4200-0010
For the administration of the department of youth services; provided, that the department shall continue to collaborate with the department of elementary and secondary education in order to align curriculum at the department of youth services with the statewide curriculum frameworks and to ease the reintegration of youth from facilities at the department of youth services into regular public school settings; provided further, that the department shall continue to execute its education funding initiative; provided further, that the commissioner of youth services may transfer funds between items 4200-0100, 4200-0200 and 4200-0300, as necessary, under an allocation plan which shall detail, by object class, the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any transfer; provided further, that not more than 7 per cent of any item shall be transferred in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that the commissioner of youth services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 1, 2017 which shall include, but not be limited to, the following, which shall be delineated by item: (a) the increased number of clients detained, committed, or otherwise involved with the department pursuant to chapter 84 of the acts of 2013; (b) the number of clients transferred into the department pursuant to said chapter 84; (c) any challenges the department has faced in serving the needs of juveniles between 17 and 18 years old, pursuant to said chapter 84, with its standard continuum of care; and (d) the ways in which the department has adapted its continuum of care to suit the needs of juveniles between 17 and 18 years old, pursuant to said chapter 84; and provided further, that the commissioner of youth services, in conjunction with the department of elementary and secondary education, shall submit a report on the status of the department of youth services investment in education and its projected needs in fiscal years 2017 and 2018 to the house and senate committees on ways and means by December 1, 2016.
$4,375,287
4200-0100
For supervision, counseling and other community-based services provided to committed youths in nonresidential care programs of the department
$23,179,824
4200-0200
For pre-trial detention programs, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs; provided, that the department shall expend not less than $500,000 to expand the detention diversion advocacy program to be coordinated by the Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action Corps, Inc. to prevent high-risk juveniles presenting before the court from penetrating further into the juvenile justice system
$27,633,139
4200-0300
For secure facilities, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs incidental to the operations of the facilities; provided, that funds shall be expended to address the needs of the female population; and provided further, that funds shall be expended to address suicide prevention
$116,373,492
4200-0500
For enhanced salaries for teachers at the department of youth services
$3,154,187
4200-0600
For the operation of secure facilities to detain arrested youth before arraignment under the alternative lock up program
$2,258,302

Department of Transitional Assistance.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
4400-1000
For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if the department denies assistance under said chapter 118, the department shall transmit the application to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information is provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 1, 2017 the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-2000 and 4408-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that under approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and item 4400-1100
$65,282,153 $65,231,263
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
4400-1001
For programs to increase the commonwealth’s participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; and provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2016 on the status of these programs
$3,375,571 $3,026,983
4400-1025
For domestic violence specialists at local area offices
$1,369,407
4400-1100
For the payroll of the department’s caseworkers; provided, that only employees of bargaining unit 8 shall be paid from this item
$70,791,291
4400-1979
For the department of transitional assistance to administer, in consultation with the Commonwealth Corporation, an employment counseling and job training program and the pathways to self-sufficiency program respectively established under section 3B and section 3C of chapter 118 of the General Laws and for the full employment program established under section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995, as amended by section 29 of chapter 158 of the acts of 2014
$1,000,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4401-1000
For employment and training services for recipients of benefits provided under the transitional aid to families with dependent children program; provided, that funds from this item may be expended on former recipients of the program for up to 1 year after termination of their benefits; provided further, that the department may expend this item on such services for the non-custodial parents of dependent children receiving transitional aid to families with dependent children program; provided further, that the department shall spend no less than the amount spent in fiscal year 2016 for the young parents program and the competitive integrated employment services program; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for contracts entered into with the office of refugees and immigrants with whom the department of transitional assistance entered into service agreements within fiscal year 2016; provided further, that certain parents who have not yet reached the age of 18, including those who are ineligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children and who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118 of the General Laws but for the deeming of the grandparents’ income, shall be eligible to receive services; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for learning disability assessments through the University of Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $779,058 shall be expended for transportation benefits for recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the DTA Works internship program provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a transportation program developed and operated by South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2017 on: (i) the number of clients served by these programs; (ii) the number of clients who transition into employment, when applicable; (iii) the number of clients who remain in employment after 90 days, when applicable; (iv) the number of clients who remain in employment after 1 year, when applicable; and (v) other quantifiable data related to client outcomes as designed by these programs; provided further, that the department shall examine the outcomes of these programs to determine which are effective in transitioning clients to employment and increased self-sufficiency; and provided further, that the department shall consider other programs to meet transitional employment needs of clients
$12,694,060
Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4403-2000
For a program of transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided, that benefits under the program shall be paid only to citizens of the United States and to non-citizens for whom federal funds may be used to provide benefits; provided further, that no benefit under this item shall be made available to illegal or undocumented aliens; provided further, that the need standard shall be equal to the standard in effect in fiscal year 2016 unless the department determines that a reduction in the monthly payment standard shall be implemented before the end of the fiscal year to keep program expenditures within the amounts appropriated in this item; provided further, that the payment standard shall be equal to the need standard; provided further, that the payment standard for families who do not qualify for an exempt category of assistance under subsection (e) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995, as amended by sections 24 and 25 of chapter 158 of the acts of 2014, shall be 2.75 per cent below the otherwise applicable payment standard in fiscal year 2017, under the state plan required under the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Public Law 104-193, as amended, and under said act and notwithstanding section 218 of chapter 149 of the acts of 2004 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the recipients defined in said section 218 of said chapter 149 whose youngest child of record is of the age at which full-time schooling is mandatory or older shall meet the federal standard of 30 hours per week of work-related activity; provided further, that the department shall notify parents under 20 years of age receiving benefits from the program of the requirements of clause (2) of subsection (i) of said section 110 of said chapter 5 or any successor law; provided further, that a $40 per month rental allowance shall be paid to all households incurring a rent or mortgage expense and not residing in public or subsidized housing; provided further, that a nonrecurring children’s clothing allowance of $250 shall be provided to each child eligible under this program in September 2016; provided further, that the children’s clothing allowance shall be included in the standard of need for the month of September 2016; provided further, that benefits under this program shall not be available to those families in which a child has been removed from the household under a court order after a care and protection hearing under chapter 119 of the General Laws or to adult recipients otherwise eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children but for the temporary removal of the dependent child or children from the home by the department of children and families under department procedures; provided further, that notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 118 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the department shall render aid to pregnant women with no other eligible dependent children only if it has been medically verified that the child is expected to be born within the month the payments are to be made or within the 3-month period after the month of payment and who, if the child had been born and was living with such woman in the month of payment, would be categorically and financially eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits; provided further, that certain families that suffer a reduction in benefits due to a loss of earned income and participation in retrospective budgeting may receive a supplemental benefit to compensate them for the loss; provided further, that the department shall, to the extent feasible within the existing appropriation and funding from other sources, review its disability standards to determine the extent to which such standards reflect the current medical and vocational criteria; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities 75 days before any changes to the disability standards are proposed; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended by the department for childcare or transportation services for the employment and training program, family reunification benefits or informal childcare; provided further, that the department shall provide oral and written notification to all recipients of their childcare benefits at the time of application and on a semi-annual basis; provided further, that the notification shall include the full range of childcare options available, including center-based childcare, family-based childcare and in-home relative childcare; provided further, that the notification shall detail available childcare benefits for current and former recipients, including employment and training benefits and transitional benefits; provided further, that the notice shall further advise recipients of the availability of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits; provided further, that in promulgating, amending or rescinding its regulations relative to eligibility for, or levels of, benefits under the program, the department shall take into account the amounts available to it for expenditure from this item so as not to exceed this appropriation;  provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for cash and transportation benefits for newly employed transitional aid to families with dependent children clients for a period not to exceed 12 months to assist them with short-term self-sufficiency; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of transitional assistance shall calculate benefits provided under item 4403-2000, in the same manner as the previous fiscal year; provided further, that the department’s calculation of benefits shall not preclude the department from making eligibility or benefit changes that lead to an increase in eligibility or benefits; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities and the clerks of the house of representatives and senate 75 days before adopting eligibility or benefit changes; and provided further, that the report shall include the text of, basis and reasons for the proposed changes
$191,215,716
4403-2007
For a nutritional benefit program for low-income workers; provided, that benefits shall be provided only to those for whom receiving these benefits will improve the work participation rate under the federal program of temporary assistance for needy families
$1,200,000
4403-2119
For the provision of structured settings as provided in subsection (i) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995, or any successor statute, for parents under the age of 20 who are receiving benefits under the transitional aid to families with dependent children program
$10,029,832
4405-2000
For the state supplement to the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged and disabled, including a program for emergency needs for supplemental security income recipients; provided, that the expenses of special grant recipients residing in rest homes, as provided in section 7A of chapter 118A of the General Laws, may be paid from this item; provided further, that the department, in collaboration with the executive office of health and human services, may fund an optional supplemental living arrangement category under the federal Supplemental Security Income program that makes payments to persons living in assisted living residences certified under chapter 19D of the General Laws who meet the income and clinical eligibility criteria established by the department and the executive office; provided further, that the optional category of payments shall only be administered in conjunction with the Medicaid group adult foster care benefit; and provided further, that reimbursements to providers for services rendered in prior fiscal years may be expended from this item
$224,808,227
4408-1000
For a program of cash assistance to certain residents of the commonwealth, entitled emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children found by the department to be eligible for the aid under chapter 117A of the General Laws and regulations promulgated by the department and subject to the limitations of appropriation for such purpose; provided, that benefits under this item shall only be provided to residents who are citizens of the United States or qualified aliens or non-citizens otherwise permanently residing in the United States under color of law and shall not be provided to illegal or undocumented aliens; provided further, that the recipient shall not be subject to sponsor income deeming or related restrictions; provided further, that the payment standard shall equal the payment standard in effect under the general relief program in fiscal year 1991; provided further, that the department may provide benefits to persons age 65 or older who have applied for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws, to persons suffering from a medically-determinable impairment or combination of impairments which is expected to last for a period as determined by department regulations and which substantially reduces or eliminates such individuals’ capacity to support themselves and which has been verified by a competent authority, to certain persons caring for a disabled person, to otherwise eligible participants in the vocational rehabilitation program of the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission and to dependent children who are ineligible for benefits under both chapter 118 of the General Laws and the separate program created by section 210 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1997 and parents or other caretakers of dependent children who are ineligible under said chapter 118 and under said separate program; provided further, that no person incarcerated in a correctional institution shall be eligible for benefits under the program; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the payment of expenses associated with any medical review team, other disability screening process or costs associated with verifying disability for this program; provided further, that the department shall adopt emergency regulations under chapter 30A of the General Laws to implement the changes to the program required by this item promptly and within the appropriation; provided further, that in implementing the program for fiscal year 2017, the department shall include all eligibility categories permitted in this item at the payment standard in effect for the former general relief program in fiscal year 1991; provided further, that in promulgating, amending or rescinding its regulations with respect to eligibility or benefits, including the payment standard, medical benefits and any other benefits under this program, the department shall take into account the amount available to it for expenditure by this item so as not to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that the department may promulgate emergency regulations under said chapter 30A to implement these eligibility or benefit changes or both; provided further, that nothing in this item shall be construed to create any right accruing to recipients of the former general relief program; provided further, that reimbursements collected from the federal Social Security Administration on behalf of former clients of the emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children program or unprocessed payments from the program that are returned to the department shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 75 days before adopting any eligibility or benefit changes, the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities and with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives a detailed and comprehensive report setting forth the text of, basis and reasons for the proposed changes; and provided further, that the report shall state exactly which components of the current benefit package will be altered and the department’s most accurate assessment of the effects of benefit or eligibility changes upon recipient families
$79,170,972

OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES.

Department of Public Health.

4510-0020
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $149,414 in retained revenues collected from fees charged by the food protection program for program costs of the food protection program; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$149,414
4510-0025
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $891,286 for a school-based sealant program, known as the MDPH-SEAL Program, from retained revenues collected from MassHealth and other third-party reimbursements for preventive oral health procedures; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$891,286
4510-0040
For the department of public health, which may expend for the regulation of all pharmaceutical and medical device companies that market their products in the commonwealth not more than $73,061 from fees assessed under chapter 111N of the General Laws; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$73,061
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
4510-0100
For the administration and operation of the department, including the personnel support of programmatic staff within the department, including the health statistics program, the operation of the registry of vital records and statistics and the Massachusetts cancer registry; provided, that the department shall give specific consideration to additional monies available pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Public Law 111-148 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152
$18,193,303 $17,852,074
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4510-0110
For community health center services; provided, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 4510-0110 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013 shall be expended on a statewide program of technical assistance to community health centers to be provided by a state primary care association qualified under Section 330A(f)(1) of the United States Public Health Service Act at 42 USC 254c(f)(1); provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation of the South Boston Community Health Center, Inc. and its youth ambassador program and South Boston leadership initiative; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Richard E. Neal complex at the Caring Health Center, Inc. to transform the wellness center into a patient centered medical home for the medically underserved; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Mattapan Integrative Care Partnership Pilot program among the Mattapan Community Health Center, Mattahunt Community Center, Mattahunt Elementary School, and the Wheelock College Social Work Department for a behavioral health practice at the Mattapan Community Health Center and support a full-time licensed social worker to bring mental health care to the community’s youth and to improve the coordination of care; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation of the daytime resource center at the Grace Center, Inc.; and provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended towards the North End Waterfront Neighborhood Health Center for the purpose of operations and maintenance of treating substance abuse
$1,598,773
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4510-0112
For the department of public health to conduct a postpartum depression pilot program at community health centers in the cities of Holyoke, Lynn and Worcester and the section of the city of Boston, Jamaica Plain
$200,000
4510-0600
For an environmental and community health hazards program, including control of radiation and nuclear hazards, consumer products protection, food and drugs, lead poisoning prevention under chapter 482 of the acts of 1993, lead-based paint inspections in day care facilities, inspection of radiological facilities, licensing of x-ray technologists and the administration of the bureau of environmental health assessment under chapter 111F of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $100,000 be expended for the testing and treatment of Cyanobacteria and related contaminants in Monponsett Pond in the towns of Halifax and Hanson; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Silent Spring Institute, Inc.
$3,938,554
4510-0615
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $180,000 from assessments collected under section 5K of chapter 111 of the General Laws for services provided to monitor, survey and inspect nuclear power reactors; provided, that the department may expend not more than $1,483,993 from fees collected from licensing and inspecting users of radioactive material within the commonwealth under licenses presently issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; provided further, that the retained revenues may be used for the costs of both programs, including the compensation of employees; provided further, that in fiscal year 2017 an amount not less than in fiscal year 2016 shall be expended for the C-10 Research and Education Foundation, Inc. to provide radiological monitoring of the 6 Massachusetts communities within the plume exposure emergency planning zone of Seabrook nuclear power plant; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$1,663,993
4510-0616
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,029,680 for a drug registration and monitoring program from retained revenues collected from fees charged to registered practitioners, including physicians, dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists and optometrists for controlled substance registration; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for the costs of personnel; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$1,029,680
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4510-0710
For the operation of the division of health care quality and the office of patient protection; provided, that services funded through this item shall include, but not be limited to: education, training, intervention, support, surveillance and evaluation; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the advancement of the prescription monitoring program and the maintenance and enhancement of prescription drug monitoring information exchange architecture to support interstate prescription drug monitoring data sharing; provided further, that the division shall be responsible for assuring the quality of patient care provided by the commonwealth’s health care facilities and services and for protecting the health and safety of patients who receive care and services in nursing homes, rest homes, clinical laboratories, clinics, institutions for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities and the mentally ill, hospitals and infirmaries, including the inspection of ambulance services; provided further, that investigators shall conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation; provided further, that all investigators in the division of health care quality responsible for the investigations shall receive training by the Medicaid fraud control unit in the office of the attorney general; provided further, that the division shall continue a comprehensive training, education and outreach program for nursing home administrators and managers and other supervisory personnel in long-term care facilities to improve the quality of care in those facilities; provided further, that the program shall promote the use of best practices, models of quality care giving and the culture of workforce retention within the facilities, and shall focus on systemic ways to reduce deficiencies; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Operation House Call at The Arc of Massachusetts to maintain and expand training to medical students and other graduate level health care professionals to work with individuals with autism and other developmental and intellectual disabilities; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the full registration of practitioners, physician assistants and registered nurses authorized by the board of registration in nursing to practice in advanced practice nursing roles under section 7A of chapter 94C of the General Laws
$10,634,252
4510-0712
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $2,128,302 in retained revenues collected from the licensure of health facilities and fees for the program costs of the division of health care quality resulting from individuals applying for emergency medical technician licensure and recertification; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$2,128,302
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4510-0716
For the operation of an evidence-based outreach and education program designed to provide information and education on the therapeutic and cost-effective utilization of prescription drugs to physicians, pharmacists and other health care professionals authorized to prescribe and dispense prescription drugs; provided, that the department of public health shall continue to work with MassHealth to access prescription data aggregated by provider on an ongoing basis for the use of the evidence-based outreach and education program; provided further, that not later than October 3, 2016, the department of public health, in conjunction with the executive office of health and human services, shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on its data sharing capacity and needs; and provided further, that funds shall be set aside from this appropriation to evaluate programs and assess the effectiveness of and cost-savings associated with this program
$150,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4510-0721
For the operation and administration of the board of registration in nursing
$918,628
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
4510-0722
For the operation and administration of the board of registration in pharmacy
$1,296,912 $1,207,002
4510-0723
For the operation and administration of the board of registration in medicine and the committee on acupuncture
$165,703
4510-0724
For the board of registration in medicine, including the physician profiles program; provided, that the board may expend revenues not to exceed $300,503 from new revenues associated with increased license and renewal fees
$300,503
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
4510-0725
For the operation and administration of certain health boards of registration, including the boards of registration in dentistry, nursing home administrators, physician assistants, perfusionists, genetic counselors and respiratory therapists
$385,607 $358,869
4510-0790
For regional emergency medical services; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class; and provided further, that the regional emergency medical services councils, designated under 105 C.M.R. 170.101 and the central medical emergency direction centers that were in existence on January 1, 1992, shall remain the designated councils and central medical emergency direction centers
$831,959
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4510-0810
For a statewide sexual assault nurse examiner program and pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner program for the care of victims of sexual assault; provided, that not less than $180,000 shall be expended for the support of the statewide delivery system of Children’s Advocacy Centers with funding administered by the Massachusetts Children’s Alliance, Inc.; and provided further, that the program shall operate under specific statewide protocols and by an on-call system of nurse examiners
$4,630,449
4510-3008
For the Argeo Paul Cellucci Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Registry created under section 25A of chapter 111 of the General Laws
$262,874
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4510-3010
For a grant to the Down syndrome program at the children’s medical center at the University of Massachusetts memorial medical center based on the patient-centered medical home concept
$150,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4512-0103
For human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome services, programs and related services for persons affected by the associated conditions of viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted infections and tuberculosis; provided, that funding shall be provided proportionately to each of the demographic groups afflicted by HIV/AIDS and associated conditions; provided further, that in compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, the department of public health shall ensure that vendors delivering HIV/AIDS community testing and screening shall seek third-party reimbursement for these services; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for disease research in fiscal year 2017
$33,134,598
4512-0106
For the department of public health, which may expend for the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome drug assistance program an amount not to exceed $7,500,000 from revenues received from pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in the section 340B rebate program of the Public Health Service Act administered by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration and the Office of Pharmacy Affairs; provided, that these services shall include activities that would be eligible for coverage through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009, Public Law 111-87
$7,500,000
Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4512-0200
For the bureau of substance abuse services, including a program to reimburse driver alcohol education programs for services provided for court-adjudicated indigent clients; provided, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for a voluntary training and accreditation program for owners and operators of alcohol and drug free housing pursuant to section 18A of chapter 17 of the General Laws; provided that the department of public health shall ensure that vendors providing methadone treatment shall seek third-party reimbursement for these service; provided further, that programs in substantial regulatory and contractual compliance shall receive not less than the same level of funding in fiscal year 2017 as received in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that no less than $250,000 shall be expended for a public awareness campaign relative to naloxone and section 34A of chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that no less than $1,500,000 shall be expended to expand and support municipalities utilizing grant funds from the Massachusetts opioid abuse prevention collaborative (MOAPC) grant program; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a pilot program for young adults 17 to 25 years of age to address substance abuse issues for this age group; provided further, that no less than $1,180,000 shall be expended for the extended release naltrexone pilot program described in section 158 of Chapter 46 of the Acts of 2015; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Berkshire County Youth Development Project for youth intervention services; provided further that no less than $150,000 shall be expended to Harbor Health Services, Inc. for a grant program to prevent and treat addiction to opioid and related substances; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Behavioral Health and Outpatient Substance Abuse Services to provide counseling and treatment for individuals suffering from behavioral health challenges and substance abuse at the Dimock Community Health Center, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $84,000 shall be expended for the Milford police department and the Juvenile Advocacy Group to maintain a regional substance abuse outreach and intervention program in the greater Milford area; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a federally qualified community health center with a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency department licensed as a satellite emergency facility under 105 CMR 130 that has a written affiliation agreement with a mental and behavioral health provider to integrate primary care and mental/behavioral health services for the treatment and prevention of substance abuse, among other health conditions; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a behavioral health pilot program in the towns of Quincy and Hull to be developed and run by the Manet Community Health Center, Incorporated; provided further, that said program shall focus on the assessment, counseling and treatment of individuals struggling with mental health and substance abuse at Manet Community Health Center, Incorporated; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city of Melrose for the purpose of funding the substance abuse coalition and hiring a coordinator; provided further, that no less than $75,000 shall be allotted to the George Crane Memorial Center in Pittsfield for peer support programming and operational costs; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the purchase and renovation of an opiate recovery treatment facility of Into Action Recover, Inc; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be allocated to substance abuse prevention in the city of Everett for the hiring of a school prevention specialist, as well as materials for relevant resources and training; provided further, that no less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Braintree for the community partnership on substance abuse; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Self-Esteem Boston Educational Institute, Inc.’s direct services programs for women in the Boston region and provider training programs; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for Haven of Hope, LLC for community outreach and services in Methuen and Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Valley Prevention and Substance Abuse Project, Inc. toward resources, community outreach and programs in Methuen, Lawrence, Haverhill and North Andover; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the New Beginnings program that targets youth at risk and in recovery in collaboration with school districts; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to The Psychological Center, Inc. in Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended for the Eastern Massachusetts Goal Setting and Relapse Prevention program in collaboration with the juvenile court department office situated in Dedham; provided further, that the department of public health shall provide not less than $100,000 for a statewide program to improve the care and training for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome at hospital-based facilities that care for mothers and newborns, including the ten level III neonatal intensive care units in the commonwealth; provided further, that the program shall encourage collaboration between medical providers, community organizations and public health agencies to educate and increase the standardization of practices while developing a robust statewide database to allow for measured improvements in care and outcomes for newborns with neonatal abstinence syndrome, including reductions in length of stay and pharmacologic treatment; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Project R.I.G.H.T., Inc.’s substance abuse and trauma prevention initiative in the Grove Hall area of Boston; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the city of Leominster for the one-time purpose of the development of a comprehensive, real time referral and information system to address mental health and support services, including the opiate addiction epidemic in north Worcester county; provided further, not less than $175,000 shall be expended for the continuation of a comprehensive substance abuse and narcotic use reduction program at a federally qualified community health center located in South Boston; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to fund the Charlestown Against Drugs (CHAD), Inc. program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for The Serenity House, Inc. residential program to expand substance treatment and case management services for pregnant and postpartum women; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the department of youth and family services in the town of Hopkinton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Decisions at Every Turn Coalition for substance abuse prevention; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended for the to establish a 1-year recovery coach pilot program in hospital emergency departments in western Massachusetts, including the hiring of 2 full-time recovery coaches; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Cambridge Health Alliance to increase access to office-based opioid treatment services in Everett; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the operations of the Gloucester high risk task force sponsored by the Healthy Gloucester Collaborative; provided further, that the $75,000, not less than $20,000 shall be expended for a regional pilot program of providing transportation vouchers in coordination with Cape Ann Transportation Authority to facilitate transportation to treatment for those with drug addiction; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the establishment of a substance abuse treatment clinic in the town of Shrewsbury for veterans which shall be operated by Veterans Inc. and staffed by licensed mental health providers; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Drug Story Theater of the South Shore’s pilot program for substance abuse prevention and education; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the development, implementation, monitoring and documentation of a pilot program in the town of Wilmington in which the municipal police department shall develop intervention methods with families who have members suffering from addiction in collaboration with an institution of higher learning; provided further, that $25,000 shall be made available for the purchasing of naloxone for the police and fire personnel in the town of Wakefield; and provided further, that in order to support and strengthen public access to substance abuse services in the commonwealth, funds shall be expended to maintain programming, including but not limited to, the following: (a) centralized intake capacity service, pursuant to section 18 of said chapter 17; (b) the number and type of facilities that provide treatment; (c) detoxification and clinical stabilization service beds in the public system and (d) the placement of addiction specialists in selected courts, which shall include, but not be limited to, Brockton, Quincy and Plymouth district courts
$125,692,987
4512-0201
For substance abuse step-down recovery services, known as level B beds and services, and other critical recovery services with severely reduced capacity; provided that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class
$4,908,180
4512-0202
For jail diversion programs primarily for nonviolent offenders with OxyContin or heroin addiction, to be procured by the department of public health; provided, that each program shall have not fewer than 60 beds and shall provide clinical assessment services to the respective courts, inpatient treatment for up to 90 days and ongoing case management services for up to 1 year; provided further, that individuals may be diverted to this or other programs by a district attorney in conjunction with the commissioner of probation if: (a) there is reason to believe that the individual being diverted suffers from an addiction to OxyContin, heroin or another substance use disorder; and (b) the diversion of the individual is clinically appropriate and consistent with established clinical and public safety criteria; provided further, that programs shall be established in separate counties in locations deemed suitable by the department of public health; provided further, that the department of public health shall coordinate operations with the sheriffs, the district attorneys, the commissioner of probation and the department of correction; and provided further, that not more than $500,000 shall be used to support the ongoing treatment needs of clients after 90 days for which there is no other payer
$2,000,000
4512-0203
For family intervention and care management services programs, a young adult treatment program and early intervention services for individuals who are dependent on or addicted to alcohol, controlled substances or both alcohol and controlled substances
$1,500,000
4512-0204
For the purchase, administration and training of first-responder and bystander naloxone distribution programs; provided, that funds shall be expended to maintain funding for first responder naloxone grants and bystander distribution in communities with high incidence of overdose; provided further, that the commissioner of public health may transfer funds between this item and item 4512-0200, as necessary, under an allocation plan which shall detail the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any such transfer; and provided further, that the department of public health shall submit a report not later than October 3, 2016 to the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (a) the communities included in the program expansion; (b) the number of participants for each community; and (c) the amount of naloxone purchased and distributed, delineated by community
$1,000,000
4512-0211
For the administrative and programmatic costs of recovery high schools; provided, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to open no fewer than 1 new high school in underserved regions of the commonwealth
$3,100,000
Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4512-0225
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,500,000 for a compulsive gamblers’ treatment program from unclaimed prize money held in the State Lottery Fund for more than 1 year from the date of the drawing when the unclaimed prize money was won and from the proceeds of a multi-jurisdictional lottery game under subsection (e) of section 24A of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that the comptroller shall transfer the amount to the General Fund; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$1,500,000
Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4512-0500
For dental health services; provided, that not less than $1,745,525 shall be expended for the comprehensive dental program for adults with developmental disabilities; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for the Forsyth Institute’s Center for Children’s Oral Health to expand its ForsythKids programming focused on children and adolescents and to explore the emerging association between oral health status and academic performance; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the promotion of services to dental providers and to increase after-hour, weekend and holiday coverage with on-call response and, if necessary, actual clinical evaluation
$2,219,647
Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4513-1000
For the provision of family health services; provided, that not less than $5,511,509 shall be expended for comprehensive family planning services, including HIV counseling and testing, community-based health education and outreach services provided by agencies certified as comprehensive family planning agencies; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the program’s critical congenital heart defects screening activities; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the Massachusetts birth defects monitoring program
$5,711,509
4513-1002
For women, infants and children’s, or WIC, nutrition services in addition to funds received under the federal nutrition program; provided, that funds from this item shall supplement federal funds to enable federally eligible women, infants and children to be served through the WIC program
$12,536,830
4513-1012
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $25,600,000 from retained revenues received from the federal cost-containment initiatives including, but not limited to, infant formula rebates; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$25,600,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4513-1020
For the early intervention program; provided, that the department shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means the total number of units of service purchased and the total expenditures for the units of service paid by the department, the executive office of health and human services and third party payers for early intervention services for the following service categories: home visit, center-based individual, child-focused group, parent-focused group and screening and assessment; provided further, that the department shall make all reasonable efforts to secure third party and Medicaid reimbursements for the services funded in this item; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended to provide respite services to families of children enrolled in early intervention programs who have complex care requirements, multiple disabilities and extensive medical and health needs; provided further, that priority shall be given to low- and moderate-income families; provided further, that the department shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report on the number of families served by the program and the amount of funds appropriated in this item granted to qualified families not later than January 7, 2017; provided further, that no claim for reimbursement made on behalf of an uninsured person shall be paid from this item until the program receives notice of a denial of eligibility for the MassHealth program from the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that MassHealth shall cover the costs incurred for the transportation of MassHealth members who participate in the early intervention program; provided further, that nothing in this item shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights to any such services or an enforceable entitlement to the early intervention services funded in this item; provided further, that the department shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means 90 days before any change to its current eligibility criteria; provided further, that no eligibility changes shall be made before January 1, 2017; provided further, that these funds may be used to pay for current and prior year claims; provided further, that the department shall provide services to eligible children through 1 service delivery model and shall not determine eligibility for services based on family insurance status; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2017, the department shall submit to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a status update on the early intervention state assigned student identifier pilot program; and provided further, that the update shall include a cost estimate for expanding the pilot to additional sites in fiscal year 2018
$28,550,167
4513-1023
For the universal newborn hearing screening program; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the notification of and follow through with affected families, primary care providers and early intervention programs upon the department's receipt of data indicative of potential hearing disorders in newborns
$80,817
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4513-1026
For the provision of statewide and community-based suicide prevention, intervention, post-intevention and surveillance activities and the implementation of a statewide suicide prevention plan; provided, that funds shall be expended for a program to address elder suicide behavior and attempts with the geriatric mental health services program within the department of elder affairs; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a veterans in crisis hotline to be used by veterans who seek counseling programs operated by the department of veterans’ services or concerned family members of those veterans so that they may be directed towards the programs and services offered by their local or regional veterans’ office, to be staffed by counselors or outreach program personnel contracted by the department and trained in issues of mental health counseling and veterans’ services; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Tri-County’s Call 2 Talk program to provide suicide prevention, intervention and post-intervention services
$4,180,748
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4513-1027
For The Samaritans Inc.; provided, that funds may be used for suicide prevention services.
$400,000
4513-1098
For the provision of statewide support services for survivors of homicide victims, including outreach services, burial assistance, grief counseling and other support services; provided, that funds shall be expended as grants in the aggregate amount of $100,000 to the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute Corporation, a community-based support organization dedicated to serving families and communities impacted by violence; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Women Survivors of Homicide Movement of Roslindale
$200,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4513-1111
For the promotion of health and disease prevention including, but not limited to, the following programs: (a) breast cancer prevention; (b) diabetes screening and outreach; (c) ovarian cancer screening; (d) hepatitis C prevention and management; (e) multiple sclerosis screening, information, education and treatment programs and the multiple sclerosis home living independently navigating key services program administered by the Greater New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; (f) colorectal cancer prevention; (g) prostate cancer screening, education and treatment with a particular focus on African American males; (h) osteoporosis education; and (i) maintenance of the statewide lupus database; provided, that funding shall be expended for Mass in Motion community grants in an amount not less than expended in fiscal year 2016, contingent upon receipt of matching federal prevention block grant funds; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for education and support of patients diagnosed with phenylketonuria, PKU, or related disorders and their families through a grant to the New England Connection for PKU and Allied Disorders, Inc; provided further, that funds may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for patient safety; provided further, that funds may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for patient safety; provided further, that $100,000 shall be appropriated to the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth to be expended for the operation of the Cranberry Health Research Center at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to fund the Haitian-American Public Health Initiative, Inc. to provide vital healthcare and education services to thousands of families and children in the Haitian community in the city of Boston and town of Milton; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for macular degeneration research into prevention and treatment at The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Inc; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a grant to a statewide Alzheimer’s disease advocacy and education organization for a public awareness and education campaign as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention which shall include a description of the early warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease, access to patient services, importance of early diagnosis and family caregiver education and support; and provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the COGIC Family Services, Inc. FIT body and soul program in the city of Springfield
$3,929,010
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4513-1121
For a statewide STOP stroke program; provided, that funds shall be expended for stroke treatment and ongoing prevention services; provided further, that the department of public health shall provide educational programming as part of the F.A.S.T. campaign on the signs and symptoms of stroke and stroke warning signs with a focus on communities that have the highest incidence of stroke, which shall not be used for personnel costs; provided further, that the department of public health shall provide quality improvement measures that align with the stroke consensus metrics by utilizing a nationally-recognized data set platform, and expand the statewide registry that compiles information and statistics on stroke care using confidentiality standards not less secure than a nationally-recognized data set platform, known as the stroke registry data platform; provided further, that the department shall expend funds to require all primary stroke service hospitals and emergency medical services' agencies to report data consistent with nationally-recognized guidelines on the treatment of individuals with confirmed stroke in the commonwealth; provided further, that funds shall be expended to oversee the operation and administration of designated primary stroke service hospital programs, established by 105 CMR 130.1400; provided further, that such funds shall be used to collect and analyze data from designated primary stroke service hospitals in the commonwealth and for the salary of a full-time staff who may be responsible for ensuring compliance with primary stroke service designation criteria and/or for data analysis; and provided further, that unexpended funds up to $280,000 appropriated for this item in fiscal year 2016 shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item for fiscal year 2017
$630,000
Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4513-1130
For domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and survivor services, including: intimate partner abuse education, formerly the batterers’ intervention services; services for immigrants and refugees; rape crisis center survivor services and prevention; and intervention services and crisis housing for sexual violence and intimate partner violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities; provided, that funds shall be expended for rape prevention and victim services, including the statewide Spanish language hotline, community-based domestic violence response, emergency and transitional residential services for sexual and domestic violence victims and their children, and supervised visitation and trauma services for children who witness violence and targeted services for department of children and families involved families; provided further, that the department of public health shall ensure that there shall not be a disruption in survivor services and violence prevention activities or a negative impact on program functioning during fiscal year 2017; provided further, that not later than January 30, 2017, the department of public health shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the status of consolidation of services including: a) types of services provided; b) the number of individuals served; and c) the level of funding allocated to each provider; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for The Women’s Center in the city of New Bedford to provide domestic violence and sexual assault prevention, education and counseling programs; provided further, that no less than $75,000 be allocated for the Katie Brown Educational Program, Inc. for a pilot instructional initiative, the Train the Trainer program, to train educators and increase the number of southeastern Massachusetts students who acquire invaluable knowledge about the prevention of relationship violence; provided further, that $150,000 be expended for the operation of the Portal to Hope Corp. servicing Everett, Malden and Medford; provided further, further that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to Delamano, Inc. in Lawrence towards community outreach on domestic violence; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the public health model of community engagement
$30,907,153
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4513-1131
For a competitive grant program in public schools from grades 5 to 12, inclusive, that shall promote healthy relationships and address teen dating violence; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall continue to develop a grant program for 10 schools on anti teen-dating violence programming to be implemented for the 2017 school year; provided further, that the grant program shall be for schools in which the majority of students are eligible for free or reduced lunches; and provided further, that at least 1 grantee shall be a school located in a municipality with a population less than or equal to 25,000
$150,000
4516-0263
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,134,733 in retained revenues from blood lead testing fees collected from insurers and individuals for the purpose of conducting such tests; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$1,134,733
4516-1000
For the administration of the center for laboratory and communicable disease control, including the division of communicable venereal diseases, the division of tuberculosis control and the state laboratory institute; provided, that funds shall be expended for an eastern encephalitis testing program and for tuberculosis testing and treatment services; provided further, that the department of public health shall ensure that vendors delivering tuberculosis clinical services and treatment shall seek third-party reimbursement for these services; and provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for administrative, space or energy expenses of the department not directly related to personnel or programs funded in this item
$12,282,648
4516-1005
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $650,000 generated by fees collected from providers or insurers for sexually transmitted infections testing performed at the state laboratory institute; provided, that collected retained revenues may be used to supplement the costs of the laboratory; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$650,000
4516-1010
For state matching funds required by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act Public Law 109-417
$1,522,254
4516-1022
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $277,918 generated by fees collected from insurers for tuberculosis tests performed at the state laboratory institute; provided, that collected retained revenues may be used to supplement the costs of the state laboratory; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$277,918
4518-0200
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $615,693 generated by fees collected from the following services provided at the registry of vital records and statistics, including amendments of vital records and requests for vital records not issued in person at the registry, requests for heirloom certificates and research requests performed by registry staff at the registry; provided, that collected retained revenues may be used for all program costs, including the compensation of employees; provided further, that the registrar of vital records and statistics shall exempt from payment of a fee any person requesting a verification of birth to establish eligibility for Medicaid; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$615,693
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4530-9000
For teenage pregnancy prevention services; provided, that applications for such funds shall be administered through the department upon receipt and approval of coordinated community service plans to be evaluated under the guidelines issued by the department; provided further, that portions of the grants may be used for state agency purchases of designated services identified by the community service plans; provided further, that funding shall be expended on those communities with the highest teen birth rates according to an annual statistical estimate conducted by the department; provided further, that funds shall be expended on programming directed at children under the care of the department of children and families who are at high risk for teenage pregnancy; and provided further, that the department shall collaborate with the department of children and families on this programming; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $150,000 for a data collection and evaluation program; provided further, that the program shall continue to conduct longitudinal tracking of program participants to examine the long-term impact of educational interventions on behaviors; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall provide local school district-level youth risk behavior survey data to the department of public health to target and evaluate intervention strategies; and provided further, that not later than March 1, 2017, the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (a) the progress of the program; (b) results; and (c) recommendations for fiscal year 2018 and 2019
$2,575,922
4580-1000
For the operation of the universal immunization program; provided, that all costs related to childhood vaccines shall be paid for through the Vaccine Purchase Trust Fund established under section 24N of chapter 111 of the General Laws
$2,257,799
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4590-0250
For school health services and school-based health centers in public and nonpublic schools; provided, that services shall include, but not be limited to: (a) strengthening the infrastructure of school health services in the areas of personnel and policy development, programming and interdisciplinary collaboration; (b) developing linkages between school health services programs and community health providers; (c) incorporating health education programs, including tobacco prevention and cessation activities, in school curricula and in the provision of school-based health services; and (d) incorporating obesity prevention programs, including nutrition and wellness programs, in school curricula to address the nutrition and lifestyle habits needed for healthy development; provided further, that such services shall meet standards and eligibility guidelines established by the department in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that funds shall be expended for school nurses and school-based health center programs; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to establish and support a school-based health center at Malden high school in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Model of Community Coalitions; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to Methuen high school toward the students against destructive decisions substance abuse program; and provided further, that funds may be expended to address the recommendations of the permanent commission on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth established in section 67 of chapter 3 of the General Laws for the reduction of health disparities for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth
$12,157,830
4590-0300
For smoking prevention and cessation programs
$3,866,096
4590-0912
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $22,150,862 from reimbursements collected for Western Massachusetts hospital services, subject to the approval of the commissioner of public health; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Western Massachusetts hospital shall be eligible to receive and retain full payment under the medical assistance program administered by the executive office of health and human services under chapter 118E of the General Laws for all goods and services provided by the hospital under federal requirements; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, Western Massachusetts hospital shall reimburse the General Fund for a portion of employee benefit expenses according to a schedule submitted by the commissioner of public health and approved by the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that such reimbursement shall not exceed 10 per cent of total personnel costs for the hospital; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$22,150,862
4590-0913
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $507,937 for payments received for those services provided by the Lemuel Shattuck hospital to inmates of houses of correction; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$507,937
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4590-0915
For the maintenance and operation of Tewksbury hospital, Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children, Lemuel Shattuck hospital and the hospital bureau, including the state office of pharmacy services; provided, that reimbursements received for medical services provided at the Lemuel Shattuck hospital to inmates of houses of correction not managed by private health care vendors shall be credited to item 4590-0903 of section 2B; provided further, that the department shall seek to obtain federal financial participation for care provided to inmates of the department of correction and houses of correction who are treated at the public health hospitals; provided further, that the Pappas Rehabilitation Hospital for Children shall maintain not less than 120 beds for clients in its inpatient setting to the extent feasible within the appropriation; provided further, that Tewksbury hospital shall maintain the same number of beds in fiscal year 2017 as was maintained in fiscal year 2016; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Pappas Rehabilitation hospital for Children summer program
$155,250,383
4590-0917
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $4,552,181 from payments received from the vendor managing health services for state correctional facilities for inmate medical services provided by the Lemuel Shattuck hospital; provided, that the payments may include capitation payments, fee for service payments, advance payments and other compensation arrangements established by contract between the vendor and the hospital; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$4,552,181
4590-0918
For the state office of pharmacy services, which may expend not more than $19,665,858 from retained revenues collected from vendors providing health care services to the department of correction; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$19,665,858
4590-0924
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,852,320 from reimbursements collected by Tewksbury hospital based on a revenue enhancement project to obtain Medicaid coverage for patients whose services are not currently being reimbursed; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$1,852,320
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4590-0925
For the costs of a prostate cancer research program focusing on men with African-American, Hispanic or Latino heritage, family history of the disease and other men at high risk; provided, that the department of public health shall oversee and manage said program and shall grant not less than 85 per cent of the funds from this item to a non-profit foundation that shall leverage existing partnerships with other state-funded non-profit research organizations and current and past federally, state and privately funded prostate cancer programs aimed at saving lives, improving quality of life and reducing health care costs; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the Prostate Health Education Network, Inc. to provide education and awareness to the African-American community on prostate cancer and its prevention and treatment
$600,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4590-1503
For the pediatric palliative care program established in section 24K of chapter 111 of the General Laws
$2,204,578
4590-1506
For a competitive grant program to be administered by the department of public health to support the establishment of a comprehensive youth violence prevention program; provided, that eligibility shall be determined by the criteria set forth in item 4590-1506 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008; provided further, that no grants shall be awarded to law enforcement agencies; provided further, that funds shall be considered 1-time and grants may not annualize in fiscal year 2018; and provided further, that the department of public health shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance not later than November 3, 2016, detailing the grant amount awarded to each recipient and a description of each grant
$1,337,124
Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4590-1507
For matching grants to the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc., the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, Inc., the YWCA organizations, nonprofit community centers and teen empowerment and youth development programs; provided, that the department of public health shall award not less than $1,300,000 to the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Inc. which shall be distributed equally between the alliance’s member organizations; provided further, that the department shall award not less than $1,100,000 to the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, Inc. which shall be distributed between the alliance’s member organizations; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for The Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc; provided further, that $54,000 shall be expended for the South Holyoke Safe Neighborhood Initiative; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for programs and services at the Milford youth center; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Lawrence YWCA toward child abuse prevention programs; and provided further that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to The Salvation Army bridging the gap between youth and community services program in Lawrence
$2,639,000
4590-2001
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $3,589,745 of payments received for those services provided by Tewksbury hospital to clients of the department of developmental services, including for the provision of behavioral health services and the continuation of short-term medical rehabilitation for clients of the department of developmental services; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$3,589,745

OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES.

Department of Children and Families.

4800-0015
For central and area office administration and service coordination; provided, that the associated expenses of employees whose AA and DD object class costs are paid from item 4800-1100 shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the compensation of unit 8 employees; provided further, that the department shall not place a child or adolescent referred by, or discharged from, the care of the department of mental health until the department of mental health forwards an assessment and recommendation as to whether the child or adolescent may be appropriately placed in foster care or if, due to severe emotional disturbance, such child or adolescent is more appropriate for congregate care placement; provided further, that the department, in consultation with the department of mental health, shall assist the department of mental health in making such assessments and recommendations; provided further, that if placement of a child with someone other than a parent becomes necessary, the department shall place the highest priority on identifying a family resource within the child’s kinship or family circle and shall provide services and support to partner with the family resource in meeting the child’s needs; provided further, that unless otherwise authorized, all funds including federal reimbursements received by the department shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that the department and the department of early education and care shall provide standards for early education and care placements made through the supportive childcare program; provided further, that the department of children and families, in collaboration with the department of early education and care, shall maintain a centralized list detailing the number of children eligible for supportive childcare services, the number of supportive slots filled and the number of supportive slots available; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall not reduce recoupment amounts recommended by the state auditor; provided further, that there shall not be a waiting list for the services; provided further, that all children eligible for services under item 3000-3060 shall receive those services; provided further, that the department shall maintain a timely, independent and fair administrative hearing system; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities on December 31, 2016 and March 31, 2017 on: (i) the fair hearing requests filed in fiscal year 2017, stating for each hearing request using nonidentifying information: (a) the subject matter of the appeal; (b) the number of days between the hearing request and the first day of the hearing; (c) the number of days between the first day of the hearing and the hearing officer’s decision; (d) the number of days between the hearing officer’s decision and the agency’s final decision; (e) the number of days of continuance granted at the appellant’s request; (f) the number of days of continuance granted at the request of the department of children and families or the hearing officer’s request, specifying which party made the request; and (g) whether the departmental decision that was the subject of the appeal was affirmed or reversed; and (ii) the fair hearing requests filed before fiscal year 2017, which are pending for more than 180 days, stating the number of those cases, how many of those cases have been heard but not decided and how many have been decided by the hearing officer but not yet issued as a final agency decision; provided further, that the department shall maintain and make available to the public, during regular business hours, a record of its fair hearings, with identifying information removed, including for each hearing request: the date of the request, the date of the hearing decision, the decision rendered by the hearing officer and the final decision rendered upon the commissioner’s review; provided further, that the department shall make redacted copies of fair hearing decisions available within 30 days of a written request; provided further, that the department shall not make available any information in violation of federal privacy regulations; provided further, that not later than February 28, 2017 the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the chairs of the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities that shall include, but not be limited to: (1) the number of medical and psychiatric personnel and their level of training currently employed by or under contract with the department; (2) the number of foster care reviews conducted by the department and the average length of time in which each review is completed; (3) the number of social workers and supervisors who have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work; (4) the total number of social workers and the total number of social workers holding licensure, by level; (4) the number of the department’s contracts reviewed by the state auditor and the number of corrective action plans issued; and (5) the number of corrective action plans entered into by the department; provided further, that the department shall file a report on the first business day of each quarter to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities on the caseload of the department; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (A) the caseloads of residential placements, congregate care, foster care, therapeutic foster care, adoption, guardianship, 51A reports, substantiated 51A reports, the number of children who die in the care and custody of the department, the number of children currently eligible for supportive childcare, the number of children presently receiving supportive childcare and the number of medical and psychiatric consultation requests made by the department’s social workers; (B) the number of approved foster care placements; (C) the number of children in psychiatric hospitals and community-based acute treatment programs who remain hospitalized beyond their medically-necessary stay while awaiting placement and the number of days each case remains in placement beyond that which is medically-necessary; (D) the number of children under the department of children and families’ care and custody who are being served in medical or psychiatric care provided through other publicly-funded sources; (E) the number of children served by supervised visitation centers and the number of those children who are reunified with their families; (F) the total number of children served, their ages, the number of children served in each service plan, the number of children in out-of-home placements and the number of placements each child has had before receiving an out-of-home placement; (G) for each area office, the number of kinship guardianship subsidies provided in the quarters covered by the report and the number of kinship guardianship subsidies provided in that quarter for which federal reimbursement was received; (H) for each area office, the total spending on services other than case management services provided to families to keep a child with the child’s parents or reunifying the child with the child’s parents, spending by the type of service, including, but not limited to, the number of children and breakdown of spending for respite care, intensive in-home services, client financial assistance and flexible funding, community-based after-school social and recreation program services, family navigation services and parent aide services and the unduplicated number of families that receive the services; (I) for each area office, the total number of families residing in shelters paid for by the department, a list of where the families are sheltered, the total cost and average cost per family of those shelters and a description of how the department determines who does or does not qualify for a shelter; (J) for each area office, the number of requests for voluntary services broken down by type of service requested, whether the request was approved or denied, the number of families that are denied voluntary services and receive a 51A report, the reasons for denying the service and what, if any, referrals were made for services by other agencies or entities; (K) the number of families receiving multiple 51A reports within a 10-month period, the number of cases reopened within 6 months of being closed and the number of children who return home and then re-enter an out-of-home placement within 6 months; (L) the number of children and families served by the family resource centers by area; and (M) the number of children within the care and custody of the department whose whereabouts are unknown; provided further, that not later than November 1, 2016, the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities that details any changes to rules, regulations or guidelines established by the department in the previous fiscal year to carry out its duties under chapter 119 of the General Laws including, but not limited to: (I) criteria used to determine whether a child has been abused or neglected; (II) guidelines for removal of a child from the home; and (III) standards to determine what reasonable efforts are being made to keep a child in the home; provided further, that the department of children and families shall provide the caseload forecasting office with data on children receiving services and other pertinent data related to items 4800-0038 and 4800-0041 that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the report shall also contain the number of children and families served by the family resource centers by area and an evaluation of the services provided and their effectiveness; provided further, that to the extent feasible within existing appropriations, the department shall maintain existing services for the aging out population; provided further, that the commissioner may transfer funds from item 4800-1100 into item 4800-0015 for the purpose of maintaining appropriate staffing ratios under the memorandum of agreement between the commonwealth and the Alliance/Local 509, SEIU signed on March 25, 2013; provided further, that the commissioner shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days in advance of any such transfer; provided further, that not more than 2 per cent of funds from line item 4800-1100 shall be transferred in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that the commissioner may transfer funds between items 4800-0038, 4800-0040 and 4800-0041 for services only, and as necessary, under an allocation plan, which shall detail by object class, the distribution of the funds to be transferred; provided further, that transfers shall not be made for administrative costs; provided further, that the commissioner shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days in advance of any such transfer; provided further, that not more than 5 per cent of any item shall be transferred in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the runaway unit to help identify at-risk youth and provide preventative services and to implement a runaway recovery response policy; and provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $400,000 for the hiring of additional new trial attorneys to handle child welfare cases
$95,614,734
4800-0016
For the department of children and families, which may expend for the operation of the transitional employment program not more than $2,000,000 from retained revenues collected from various state, county and municipal government entities, as well as state authorities, for the costs related to the provision of services by the participants and the overhead costs and expenses incurred by the not-for-profit managing agent selected by the commissioner for administering the program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of the department of children and families may enter into a contract with Roca, Inc., a not-for-profit community-based agency, to manage the transitional employment program and to provide services to participants from the aging out population, parolees, probationers, youth service releases or other community residents considered to have employment needs
$2,000,000
4800-0025
For foster care review services
$4,089,044
4800-0030
For the continuation of local and regional administration and coordination of services provided by lead agencies through purchase-of-service contracts, including flex services
$6,000,000
4800-0036
For a sexual abuse intervention network program to be administered in conjunction with the district attorneys
$698,739
Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4800-0038
For guardianship, foster care, adoption, family preservation and kinship services provided by the department of children and families; provided, that services funded through this item shall include shelter services, substance abuse treatment, young parent programs, parent aides, education and counseling services, foster care, adoption and guardianship subsidies, tiered reimbursements used to promote the foster care placement of children with special medical and social needs, assessment of the appropriateness of adoption for children in the care of the department for more than 12 months, protective services provided by partnership agencies, targeted recruitment and retention of foster families, respite care services, post-adoption services and support services for foster, kinship and adoptive families and juvenile fire setter programs and services for people at risk of domestic violence, including payroll costs; provided further, that funds may be expended on programs that received funding in fiscal year 2013; provided further, that funding shall be expended for children’s advocacy centers and services for child victims of sexual abuse and assault; provided further, an amount not less than fiscal year 2013 shall be expended on children’s advocacy centers; provided further, that the department may contract with provider agencies for the coordination and management of services, including flex services; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Bristol County, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Plymouth County Children’s Advocacy Center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Children's Advocacy Center of Worcester County; provided further, that not less than $140,000 shall be expended for the Children’s Cove Cape and Islands Child Advocacy Center; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Fragile Beginnings program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Project Newborns Exposed to Substances: Support and Therapy; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, Inc. TEMPO program; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Rick’s Place, Inc. in the town of Wilbraham to provide counseling services for youths who have experienced the death of a parent in the Pioneer Valley; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for On Common Ground, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expanded to South Boston En Acción, Inc. for: leadership development training; English for speakers of other languages or ESOL training; science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM training; basic computer skills instruction; English and Spanish immersion training; and Spanish and English immersion training; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Citizens for Children, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Methuen athletic improvement committee’s Methuen youth center committee for community outreach and other committee purposes; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Weymouth teen center to provide job skills training, remedial education services, and to promote a social service program promoting growth and social welfare; provided further, that not less than $140,000 shall be expended for the Children’s Advocacy Center of Suffolk County; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the planned learning achievement for youth program in Amherst; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Catholic Charities Labouré Center and its recovery connections program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Treehouse Foundation of Easthampton for planning to replicate the Intergenerational Treehouse Community model in the metrowest region; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Julie’s Family Learning Program, Inc
$283,687,851
4800-0040
For family preservation, reunification and service coordination; provided, that services shall include family support and stabilization services provided by the department; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Square One Daycare, Inc. in the city of Springfield; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the compensation of administrative employees and associated administrative costs of the department
$46,892,955
4800-0041
For congregate care services; provided, that funds may be expended from this item to provide community-based services, including in-home support and stabilization services, to children who would otherwise be placed in congregate settings; and provided further, that the department shall oversee area review teams that shall evaluate the feasibility of maintaining the child in the community in this manner whenever possible before recommending placement in a congregate care setting
$265,126,535
4800-0058
For the support of a foster care campaign to recruit new foster parents; provided, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities on the results of this campaign not later than March 15, 2017
$250,000
4800-0091
For the department of children and families, which may expend not more than $2,466,084 in federal reimbursements received under Title IV-E of the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. 670 et. seq. during fiscal year 2017 to develop a training institute for professional development at the department of children and families; provided, that for the purposes of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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; and provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 or any other general or special law to the contrary, federal reimbursements received in excess of $2,466,084 shall be credited to the General Fund
$2,466,084
4800-0151
For a program to provide alternative overnight non-secure placements for status offenders and nonviolent delinquent youths up to 17 years of age to prevent the inappropriate use of juvenile cells in police stations for such offenders, in compliance with the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, 42 U.S.C. 5601 et. seq.; provided, that the programs that provide the alternative non-secure placements shall collaborate with the appropriate sheriff’s office to provide referrals of those offenders and delinquent youths to any programs within the sheriff’s office designed to positively influence youths or reduce juvenile crime
$504,388
Governor disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
4800-0200
For the support and maintenance of family resource centers throughout the commonwealth; provided, that centers supported through this item shall be subject to the selection and reporting requirements detailed in item 4000-0051
$9,978,898
4800-1100
For the AA and DD object class costs of the department’s social workers; provided, that funds shall mitigate social worker caseloads in those area offices furthest above the statewide weighted caseload standard and towards achieving a social worker caseload ratio of 15 to 1 statewide; provided further, that only employees of bargaining unit 8, as identified in the Massachusetts personnel administrative reporting and information system, shall be paid from this item
$223,462,675

OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES.

Department of Mental Health.

5011-0100
For the operation of the department of mental health
$27,408,942
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
5042-5000
For child and adolescent services, including the  costs of psychiatric and related services provided to children and adolescents determined to be medically-ready for discharge from acute hospital units or mental health facilities and who are experiencing unnecessary delays in being discharged due to the lack of more appropriate settings; provided, that for the purpose of funding those services, the commissioner of mental health may allocate funds from the amount appropriated in this item to other departments within the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the department shall not refer or discharge a child or adolescent to the custody or care of the department of children and families until the department of mental health forwards its assessment and recommendation as to whether the child or adolescent is appropriate for foster care or, due to severe emotional disturbance, is more appropriate for group care; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for the Northwestern Juvenile Fire Intervention Response Education and Safety Partnership, Inc. for a juvenile firesetter intervention and prevention program in Hampshire and Franklin counties, the town of Athol, North Quabbin and the city of Holyoke; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $3,600,000 for the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project; provided further, that not less than $500,000 of that sum shall be expended to expand the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project for Moms statewide to address mental health concerns in pregnant and postpartum women; provided further, that the Department shall expend no less than $50,000 for The Children’s Room located in the town of Arlington; provided further, that amounts expended from this item for the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project that are related to services provided on behalf of commercially insured clients shall be assessed by the commissioner of mental health on surcharge payors, as defined in section 64 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, and shall be collected in a manner consistent with the department of mental health’s regulations; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a partnership with the department of early education and care to improve early childhood mental health; and provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $150,000 for the Arlington youth counseling center
$88,650,618
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
5046-0000
For adult mental health and support services; provided, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for adult community-based mental health services and supports in the southeast region; provided, that the department may allocate not more than $5,000,000 from item 5095-0015 to this item, as necessary, under allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any such transfer, for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving care at department facilities; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the distribution of funds per adult and child planning population and the types of services received in each region for fiscal year 2017, no later than February 1, 2017; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the interface referral services of William James College, Inc. formerly known as the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, in Plymouth county; provided further, that the department shall maintain in fiscal year 2017 the community-based placements established under item 5046-0005 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 and item 5046-0006 of section 2 of chapter 46 of the acts of 2015; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than the fiscal year 2016 amount on clubhouses in fiscal year 2017 clubhouses; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $250,000 to continue the assisted outpatient treatment pilot program at Eliot Community Human Services, Inc. to treat residents who suffer from serious and persistent mental illness and experience repeated interaction with law enforcement or have a high rate of recurring hospitalization due to their mental illness, either through a voluntary agreement with the resident or by court order mandating that the resident receive the treatment described in this program; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended on a department of mental health and the executive office of elder affairs elder mental health interagency service agreement for adult home and community-based behavioral health services to adults over the age of 60; provided further, that funds shall be expended at the same level as the prior fiscal year for jail diversion programs in municipalities that provide equal matching funds from other public or private sources; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the International Institute of New England, Inc. for culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services for immigrants and refugees who have experienced torture and trauma; provided further, that the department, in conjunction with Eliot Community Human Services, Inc., shall produce an assisted outpatient treatment  pilot analysis report which shall include baseline and current metrics related to clients served including, but not limited to: (a) behavioral and physical medical diagnosis; (b) status of activities of daily living, including food, shelter and employment; (c) psychiatric hospitalizations; (d) treatment history; and (e) insurance status; provided further, that the report shall define the factors that proved successful in treating pilot participants, including practices used and type of staff functions necessary for success in treating pilot participants; provided further that the report shall identify issues and practices that present barriers to successful treatment; provided further that the report shall include a cost analysis of treatment; and provided further, that the report shall also include a plan for creating a sustainable program based on information from the analysis report and shall include a proposal for a sustainable course of funding to implement the program
$379,754,252
5046-0006
For adult mental health community-based placements; provided, that funds shall be used to expand community-based placements for discharge-ready individuals currently in the department’s continuing care facilities; and provided further, that the annualized cost of these placements in fiscal year 2018 shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this item
$4,000,000
Community First Trust Fund 100%
5046-2000
For homelessness services
$22,038,690
5046-4000
For the department of mental health, which may expend not more than $125,000 in retained revenues collected from occupancy fees charged to the tenants in the creative housing option in community environments, the CHOICE program under chapter 167 of the acts of 1987; provided, that all fees collected under that program shall be expended for the routine maintenance and repair of facilities in the CHOICE program
$125,000
5047-0001
For emergency service programs and acute inpatient mental health care services; provided, that the department shall require a performance specification to be developed for safe aftercare options for adults upon release from acute inpatient mental health care services; and provided further, that the emergency service programs shall take all reasonable steps to identify and invoice the third-party insurer of all persons serviced by the programs
$24,101,834
5055-0000
For forensic services provided by the department; provided, that funds may be expended for juvenile court clinics
$9,147,474
5095-0015
For the operation of hospital facilities and community-based mental health services; provided, that in order to comply with the decision in Olmstead v. L.C. ex rel. Zimring, 527 U.S. 581 (1999) and to enhance care for clients served by the department, the department shall discharge clients residing in the inpatient facilities to residential services in the community when the following criteria are met: (a) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; (b) the community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and (c) the cost to the commonwealth of serving the client in the community is less than or equal to the cost of serving the client in inpatient care; provided further, that any client transferred to another inpatient facility as the result of a facility closure shall receive a level of care that is equal to or greater than the care that had been received at the closed facility; provided further, that the department may allocate funds of not more than $5,000,000 from this item to item 5046-0000, as necessary, under allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any transfer for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving inpatient care at the centers and facilities; provided further, that the department shall maintain no fewer inpatient beds in fiscal year 2017 than were maintained in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that the department shall maintain no fewer than 671 inpatient beds in its system in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that of these 671 beds, not less than 45 beds shall be continuing care inpatient beds on the campus of Taunton State Hospital; provided further, that within the existing appropriation the department may operate more beds at Taunton State Hospital; provided further, that the department shall operate not fewer than 260 adult continuing care inpatient beds at Worcester  recovery center and hospital; provided further, that the department shall not take action in fiscal year 2017 to reduce the number of state-operated continuing care inpatient beds or other state-operated programs at the Taunton State Hospital campus or relocate administrative hospital services associated with the operation of the hospital off-campus; provided further, that the department shall not enter into new vendor-operated lease agreements for expansion of  existing vendor-operated programs; provided further, that the department shall not enter into new interagency agreements or expansion of existing interagency agreements, programs or facilities until the department, in conjunction with the division of capital asset management and maintenance, develops a comprehensive long-term use master plan for the campus on or after March 2, 2017 with appropriate community input that is consistent with maintaining  publicly-provided mental health services currently delivered on-campus at Taunton State Hospital; provided further, that the plan shall include maintaining existing affiliations with institutions of higher education and possible future relationships with those institutions and others to maintain the sustainability of Taunton State Hospital; provided further, that the plan shall be consistent with maintaining the campus of Taunton State Hospital as a publicly-run mental health facility and shall not prohibit the inclusion of behavioral health programs or publicly-run pilot programs to meet the needs of servicing individuals with mental health, behavioral health and those dual-diagnosed on the campus as part of the comprehensive master plan; and provided further, that the master plan shall be submitted to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of health and human services, the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means
$205,398,658
5095-1016
For the department of mental health, which may expend not more than $500,000 in retained revenues collected from occupancy fees charged to the tenants of the state hospitals; provided, that all collected fees shall be expended to support the costs to sustain operations of the state hospital facilities; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$500,000

Department of Developmental Services.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
5911-1003
For the administration and operation of the department of developmental services; provided, that the department shall not charge user fees for transportation or community day services; provided further, that the department shall not charge fees for eligibility determination for services provided by the department or for applications or requests for transfer of guardianship; and provided further, that $175,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, Inc.
$70,068,991
5911-2000
For transportation costs associated with community-based day and work programs; provided, that the department shall provide transportation on the basis of priority of need as determined by the department
$21,651,781
5920-2000
For vendor-operated, community-based residential adult services, including intensive individual supports; provided, that annualized funding shall be expended for turning 22 clients who began receiving the services in fiscal year 2016 under item 5920-5000 of section 2 of chapter 46 of the acts of 2015; provided further, that the commissioner of the department of developmental services may transfer funds from this item to item 5920-2010, as necessary, under an allocation plan which shall detail, by object class, the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any such transfer; and provided further, that not more than $5,000,000 shall be transferred from this item in fiscal year 2017
$1,110,427,449
5920-2010
For state-operated, community-based residential services for adults, including community-based health services
$218,453,948
5920-2025
For community-based day and work programs and associated transportation costs for adults; provided, that the department shall provide transportation on the basis of priority of need as determined by the department; and provided further, that the department shall not reduce the availability or decrease funding for sheltered workshops serving persons with disabilities who voluntarily seek or wish to retain such employment services
$191,496,335
5920-2026
For the operation of a program to support individuals with disabilities transitioning from employment services offered at sheltered workshops to community-based employment or day support program services as part of the commonwealth’s employment first initiative; provided, that the department may establish public-private partnerships with employers and non-profit organizations offering employment, job training, therapeutic day programs, recreational and other community-based day support services to individuals with disabilities; provided further, that such partnerships shall encourage the highest level of independence among individuals with disabilities as well as offering personalized day program planning and options to maximize community involvement and participation; and provided further, that the department shall issue a report, no later than December 30, 2016, to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities regarding the effectiveness of the program and detailing the number and types of transitions funded by the pilot program since its inception and in combination with the fiscal year 2016 reserve, including recommendations to improve or expand the program as applicable
$3,000,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
5920-3000
For respite services and intensive family supports; provided, that not less than $7,000 shall be expended to Friendship Home, Inc. to improve and extend respite care and support services for individuals with developmental disabilities and their families; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $100,000 to provide respite services and intensive family supports for individuals over 40 years of age; and provided further that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on ways and means and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on elder affairs on respite services and intensive family supports for individuals over 40 years of age no later than December 31, 2016 and shall include, but not limited to, the following: (a) the current number of individuals over 40 years of age who are eligible for respite services and intensive family supports; (b) the number of individuals over 40 years of age who are currently receiving respite services and intensive family supports; and (c) the amount of respite services and intensive family supports that each individual over 40 years of age receives
$62,846,395
5920-3010
For contracted support services for families with autistic children through the autism division at the department of developmental services;  provided, that the department shall expend not less than $4,500,000 to provide services under the children’s autism spectrum disorder waiver under section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C.  1396n(c); provided further, that this waiver shall include children with autism spectrum disorder ages 0 to 8, inclusive, including children with autism spectrum disorder ages 0 to 3, inclusive, receiving services through the department of public health’s early intervention program; provided further, that the department shall take all steps necessary to ensure that the waiver program is fully enrolled and eligible children with autism immediately begin to receive services under said waiver; provided further, that the department shall immediately file any waiver amendment necessary to comply with the requirements of this item with the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities on the number of contracted support services provided for families with autistic children under this item and the costs associated with such services no later than January 9, 2017; provided further, that such report shall include, but not be limited to, the services provided by the children’s autism spectrum disorder waiver, with information regarding the number of children enrolled in the waiver and receiving services, linguistic and cultural diversity, age, gender and geographic representation of the applicants and the children enrolled in the program and department plans to continue to assess the demand for waiver services, any executive office of health and human services plans to expand the waiver for children on the autism spectrum of all ages in the future and any other information determined relevant by the department; and provided further, that the department shall submit copies of amended waivers to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities upon submission of the amendment
$6,482,207
5920-3020
For the implementation of chapter 226 of the acts of 2014, including services and supports for individuals with a developmental disability attributable to autism spectrum disorder, Smith-Magenis syndrome, or Prader-Willi syndrome; provided, that the department shall submit a quarterly report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on (a) the number of individuals served; (b) type of services provided; and (c) cost per individual; and provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the commission on autism established under chapter 226 of the acts of 2014
$12,434,095
Community First Trust Fund 100%
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
5920-3025
For funding to support initiatives to address the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities who are aging including, but not limited to, individuals with Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease, through the identification of best practices for services for such individuals, including: (a) medical care coordination models that address conditions common to individuals with developmental disabilities who are aging; (b) the provision of training for direct care and other staff in the identification of dementia or other age-related conditions; and (c) the collection of data regarding the effectiveness of the initiatives included in this item; provided, that no later than September 15, 2016 the department shall report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the status of these initiatives, including, but not limited to: (i) the number of participants served by each initiative; (ii) the participant outcomes, including impacts on the physical and cognitive health of participants; (iii) the cost of each initiative and cost per participant; (iv) the implementation plans for these initiatives in fiscal year 2017 and fiscal year 2018; and (v) recommendations for enhancing the care of individuals with developmental disabilities who are aging
$150,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
5920-5000
For services to clients of the department who turn 22 years of age during fiscal year 2017; provided, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 11, 2017 on the use of any funds encumbered or expended from this item including, but not limited to, the number of clients served in each region and the types of services purchased in each region
$7,500,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
5930-1000
For the operation of facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities; provided, that in order to comply with the decision in Olmstead v. L.C. ex rel. Zimring, 527 U.S. 581 (1999) and to enhance care for clients served by the department, the department shall discharge clients residing in intermittent care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities, or an ICF/IID, to residential services in the community if the following criteria are met: (a) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; (b) community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and (c) the cost to the commonwealth of serving the client in the community is less than or equal to the cost of serving the client in an ICF/IID; provided further, that any client transferred to another ICF/IID as the result of a facility closure shall receive a level of care that is equal to or greater than the care that had been received at the closed ICF/IID; provided further, that the department may allocate funds from this item to items 5920-2000, 5920-2010 and 5920-2025, as necessary, under allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any transfer for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving inpatient care at an ICF/IID; and provided further, that the department shall report on all efforts to comply with the decision in Olmstead v. L.C. ex rel. Zimring, 527 U.S. 581 (1999), the enhancement of care within available resources to clients served by the department and the steps taken to consolidate or close an ICF/IID
$109,353,183

Board of Library Commissioners.

7000-9101
For the operation of the board of library commissioners
$1,077,431
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7000-9401
For state aid to regional public libraries; provided, that the board of library commissioners may provide quarterly advances of funds for the purposes authorized in clauses (1) and (3) of section 19C of chapter 78 of the General Laws, as it considers proper, to regional public library systems throughout each fiscal year, in compliance with the office of the comptroller’s regulations on state grants, 815 C.M.R. 2.00; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in calculating the fiscal year 2017 distribution of funds appropriated in this item, the board of library commissioners shall employ population figures used to calculate the fiscal year 2016 distribution; provided further, that the board shall provide funds for the continued operation of a single regional library system to serve the different geographic regions of the Commonwealth in both eastern and western Massachusetts to serve the residents of those regions; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the library of the Commonwealth shall receive not less than 40.7 cents for each resident of the Commonwealth
$9,883,482
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
7000-9402
For the talking book library at the Worcester public library
$446,828 $441,715
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
7000-9406
For the Braille and talking book library in the city known as the town of Watertown, including the operation of the machine lending agency
$2,516,693 $2,487,893
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7000-9501
For state aid to public libraries; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no city or town shall receive funds from this item in any year when the appropriation of the city or town for free public library service is below an amount equal to 102.5 per cent of the average of the appropriations for free public library services for the 3 years immediately preceding; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of library commissioners may grant waivers in excess of the waiver limit set forth in the second paragraph of section 19A of chapter 78 of the General Laws in fiscal year 2017 for a period of not more than 1 year; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, of the amount by which this item exceeds the amount appropriated in item 7000-9501 of section 2 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998, funds shall be distributed under the guidelines of the municipal equalization grant program, the library incentive grant program and the nonresident circulation offset program; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any payment made under this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of the city or town and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the public library of that city or town without appropriation
$9,000,000
7000-9506
For the technology and automated resource sharing networks
$2,076,564
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7000-9508
For the Massachusetts Center for the Book, Inc., chartered as the Commonwealth Affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress; provided, that the Massachusetts Center for the Book, Inc. shall continue its work as a public-private partnership
$200,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Office of the Secretary.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7002-0010
For the operation of the office of the secretary of housing and economic development, including the operation of the Massachusetts permit regulatory office and the operation of the office of the wireless and broadband affairs director; provided, that agencies within the executive office may, with the prior approval of the secretary, streamline and improve administrative operations pursuant to interdepartmental service agreements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Lawrence Partnership, Inc. to facilitate public and private economic development collaboration in the city of Lawrence; and provided further, that the executive office of housing and economic development, in cooperation with the commonwealth corporation, shall award not less than $300,000 to the New England Center for Arts and Technology, Inc.
$2,501,996
7002-0017
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of housing and economic development, including the homeless management information system
$3,078,974
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7002-0020
For a precision manufacturing pilot program administered by the executive office of housing and economic development that provides training to unemployed and underemployed individuals, including veterans; provided, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the Middle Skills Manufacturing Initiative in Hampshire and Franklin counties; and provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the E-Team Machinist program in the city of Lynn
$1,625,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7002-0032
For a transfer to the John Adams Innovation Institute Fund established in section 6A of chapter 40J of the General Laws
$1,000,000
7002-0035
For a reserve to support the commonwealth's defense sector initiatives; provided, that the executive office may allocate funds to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for this purpose
$125,000
7002-0040
For a transfer to the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation for the small business technical assistance grant program; provided, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be disbursed as grants to community development corporations certified under chapter 40H of the General Laws, nonprofit community development financial institutions certified by the United States Department of the Treasury or nonprofit community-based organizations for the purpose of providing technical assistance or training programs to businesses with 20 employees or fewer; provided further, that priority shall be given to those organizations that focus on reaching underserved markets; and provided further, that the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation shall file a report no later than January 4, 2017 with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on community development and small businesses
$1,000,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7002-1502
For the Transformative Development Fund established in section 46 of chapter 23G of the General Laws
$500,000
7002-1506
For competitive technical assistance grants to be administered by the executive office of housing and economic development, in coordination with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, to provide multi-year support to initiatives that advance cross-sector collaboration among the public, private and nonprofit sectors; provided, that in order to qualify for funding, a project proposal shall catalyze and accelerate initiatives that create new or stronger working relationships between key institutions, agencies, organizations and businesses within municipalities with: (a)  populations of more than 35,000 and less than 250,000 residents; (b)  median family incomes that are below the median of similarly-sized municipalities; and (c) median poverty rates that are above the median for similarly-sized municipalities; provided further, that the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston shall identify additional program eligibility requirements; and provided further, that the private sector and other institutions shall contribute to this program an amount that is at least equal to the total state appropriation for this program
$500,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7002-1508
For the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation established in section 3 of chapter 40J of the General Laws and doing business as the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative, to establish programs that provide advice and training from successful, experienced entrepreneurs for startup enterprises and that create a talent pipeline to technology startups and innovation companies; provided, that an entrepreneur and startup mentoring program shall be established, in consultation with the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation established in section 2 of chapter 40G  and doing business as MassVentures, to provide assistance, mentoring and advice to startups and innovation companies by connecting early-stage entrepreneurs, technology startups and small businesses with successful, experienced business enterprises and capital financing; provided further, that funds shall be expended for paid internships for students seeking careers in technology and innovation industries to work with companies competing actively in those fields; provided further, that the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative shall seek private funds necessary to match contributions equal to $1 for every $1 contributed by the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative through the internship program; provided further, that as a condition of such grants being awarded, the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative shall reach an agreement with the grant recipient on performance measures and indicators that shall be used to evaluate the performance of the grant recipient in carrying out the activities described in the recipient’s application; provided further, that the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative shall file annual reports for the duration of the programs with the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means and the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies, no later than June 15, 2017; provided further, that the paid internship program report shall include the number of placements of students in paid internships during the academic year and an analysis of the impact of the program on the ability of its participants to enter the full-time job market in the technology and innovation industries after graduation; provided further, that the entrepreneurship program report shall include an overview of the activities of the programs, the number of participants in the programs and an analysis of the impact of the programs on the success of the participants’ startup business ventures; and provided further, that the funds appropriated in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for these purposes through June 30, 2018
$1,500,000
7002-1509
For the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation doing business as the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative in collaboration with the Massachusetts Medical Device Development Center and the Innovation Hub at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell and the Venture Development Center at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, established pursuant to item 7007-0932 of section 2 of chapter 123 of the acts of 2006, to offer candidates on nonimmigrant visas the opportunity to remain in the commonwealth to pursue practical training in entrepreneurship
$100,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7002-1512
For the Big Data Innovation and Workforce Fund established in section 6H of chapter 40J of the General Laws
$2,000,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7002-1593
For the Digital Health Internship Incentive Trust Fund; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for direct stipends as established in section 6J of chapter 40J of the General Laws
$100,000

Department of Housing and Community Development.

7004-0001
For the commission on Indian affairs
$121,722
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7004-0099
For the operation of the department of housing and community development; provided, that the department may make expenditures against federal grants for certain direct and indirect costs under a cost overhead allocation plan approved by the comptroller; provided further, that the comptroller shall maintain an account on the state accounting and reporting system to make these expenditures; provided further, that expenditures made against the account shall not be subject to appropriation and may include the cost of personnel; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may conduct annual verifications of household income levels based upon state tax returns to administer the state and federal housing subsidy programs funded in items 7004-0108, 7004-9005, 7004-9024, 7004-9030, 7004-9033 and 7004-9316 and items 7004-9009, 7004-9014, 7004-9019 and 7004-9020 of section 2D; provided further, that as a condition of eligibility or continued occupancy by an applicant or tenant, the department may require disclosure of the social security number of an applicant or tenant and members of the applicant’s or tenant’s household for use in verification of income eligibility; provided further, that the department may deny or terminate participation in subsidy programs for failure by an applicant or tenant to provide a social security number for use in verification of income eligibility; provided further, that the department may consult with the department of revenue, the department of transitional assistance or any other state or federal agency to conduct this income verification; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, these state agencies shall consult and cooperate with the department and furnish any information in the possession of the agencies including, but not limited to, tax returns and applications for public assistance or financial aid; provided further, that in conducting this income verification, the director of the department may enter into an interdepartmental service agreement with the commissioner of revenue to utilize the department of revenue’s wage reporting and bank match system to verify the income and eligibility of participants in federally assisted housing programs and that of members of the participants’ households; provided further, that notwithstanding section 12 of chapter 490 of the acts of 1980, the department may authorize neighborhood housing services corporations to retain, reassign and re-loan funds received in repayment of loans made under the neighborhood housing services rehabilitation program; provided further, that the department shall, not later than September 1, 2016, promulgate and uniformly enforce regulations clarifying that a household that otherwise qualifies for any preference or priority for state subsidized housing based on homeless or at-risk status shall retain that preference or priority notwithstanding receipt of assistance that is intended to be temporary including, but not limited to, any temporary or bridge subsidies provided with state or federal funds which shall include households receiving assistance under item 7004-0108 after July 1, 2013; provided further, that the department shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that such information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that the town of Holbrook shall receive not less than the amount appropriated in item 7004-0099 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 for a community action grant; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for a caseworker position under the Housing Assistance Corporation in the Hyannis section of the town of Barnstable to assist residents of Martha’s Vineyard who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Plymouth Housing Authority for the installation of air conditioners in senior housing units; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Citizen Planner Training Collaborative to develop an updated curriculum, expand the program across the commonwealth, develop online training and testing materials, track certification for qualified planning board and zoning board of appeals members and recruit and train new instructors; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Homeless Prevention Council of Lower Cape Cod; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended for the operation of a computer technology center at the Commonwealth Housing Development in Brighton; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended annually for provision of emergency services that provide domestic violence intervention, workforce development, housing assistance, operation of food vouchers, winter coats for kids and holiday dinners operated by Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. for the communities specified in item 7004-0099 of section 2 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011; provided further, that the Coalition for a Better Acre shall receive not less than $75,000 for the refurbishment of the Smith-Baker Center of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended on the Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc.; provided further, that no less than $40,000 shall be expended for the South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corporation; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to World is Our Classroom, Inc. serving the towns of Holyoke, Westfield, Chicopee and Greenfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center in Worcester; and provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 7004-0099 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for the implementation and evaluation of establishing a homeless family preference in private multi-family housing
$7,702,921
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7004-0100
For the operations of the homeless shelter and services unit, including the compensation of caseworkers and support personnel; provided, that the department of housing and community development shall expend not more than $360,000 for the direct costs associated with the coordination and placement of homeless families in hotels and motels used as overflow shelter capacity and oversight of hotel and motel compliance with state requirements; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Housing Families, Inc. in the city of Malden for providing educational support programming for homeless children through the GREAT Youth and Families Program; provided further, that not less than $46,790 shall be expended for the WATCH Community Development Corporation’s housing clinic; and provided further, that not less than $38,000 shall be expended for a full-time dual-diagnosis clinician at the Waltham Community Day Center to treat homeless individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues
$5,385,145
7004-0101
For certain expenses of the emergency housing assistance program under section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws; provided, that eligibility shall be limited to families with incomes at or below 115 per cent of the 2015 or later-issued higher federal poverty level; provided further, that any family whose income exceeds 115 per cent of the federal poverty level while the family is receiving assistance funded by this item shall not become ineligible for assistance due to exceeding the income limit for a period of 6 months from the date that the income level was exceeded; provided further, that families who are eligible for assistance through a temporary emergency family shelter shall include: (a) families who are at risk of domestic abuse in their current housing situation or who are homeless because they fled domestic violence and have not had access to safe, permanent housing since leaving the housing situation that they fled; (b) families who, through no fault of their own, are homeless due to fire, flood or natural disaster; (c) families who, through no fault of their own, have been subject to eviction from their most recent housing due to: (i) foreclosure; (ii) condemnation; (iii) conduct by a guest or former household member who is not part of the household seeking emergency shelter and over whose conduct the remaining household members had no control; or (iv) nonpayment of rent caused by a documented medical condition or diagnosed disability or caused by a documented loss of income within the last 12 months directly as a result of a change in household composition or a loss of income source through no fault of the family; and (d) families who are in a housing situation where they are not the primary lease holder or who are in a housing situation not meant for human habitation and where there is a substantial health and safety risk to the family that is likely to result in significant harm should the family remain in such housing situation; provided further, that the health and safety risk shall be determined by the department of children and families through risk assessments; provided further, that a family who receives emergency housing assistance due to domestic abuse shall be connected to the appropriate social service agency; provided further, that temporary assistance under this item shall be terminated upon the offer of available housing or other assistance sufficient to maintain or stabilize housing; provided further, that a family may not decline an offer for available housing if the offer adequately accommodates the size and disabilities of the family and the new housing placement would not result in a job loss for the client; provided further, that any family who declines an adequate offer of available housing or other assistance sufficient to maintain or stabilize housing shall become ineligible for assistance from this item; provided further, that families receiving benefits under this item shall have 30 per cent of their income set aside in a savings account, subject to reasonable exceptions as set forth in departmental regulations in effect in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that the amount saved shall be exempt from otherwise applicable asset limits; provided further, that the family may withdraw the amount placed in savings upon transition to permanent housing or losing eligibility for shelter services; provided further, that families receiving emergency assistance shall receive housing search assistance that attempts to facilitate a sustainable housing placement within 16 weeks of entry into the emergency assistance shelter, motel or hotel; provided further, that families receiving assistance for longer than 32 weeks shall have an executable shelter exit plan that facilitates a housing placement in a new sustainable tenancy or a safe residence including, but not limited to, a placement for which the family is not the primary lease holder, as soon as possible; provided further, that benefits under this item shall be provided only to residents of the commonwealth who are citizens of the United States or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing under the color of the law in the United States; provided further, that as part of departmental efforts to prevent abuse of the emergency assistance program, the department shall enter into a wage match agreement with the department of revenue; provided further, that eligibility for shelter by an otherwise eligible family shall not be impaired by prior receipt of any non-shelter benefit; provided further, that an eligible household that is approved for shelter placement shall be placed in a shelter as close as possible to the household’s home community unless a household requests otherwise; provided further, that if the closest available placement is not within 20 miles of the household’s home community, the household shall be transferred to an appropriate shelter within 20 miles of its home community at the earliest possible date unless the household requests otherwise; provided further, that the department shall notify local school departments of the placement of a family in its district within 5 days of placement; provided further, that the department shall make every effort to ensure that children receiving services from this item shall continue attending school in the community in which they lived before receiving services funded from this item; provided further, that the department shall use its best efforts to ensure that a family placed by the emergency housing assistance program shall be provided with access to refrigeration and basic cooking facilities; provided further, that if a family with a child under the age of 3 is placed in a hotel or motel, the department shall ensure that the hotel or motel provides a crib that meets all state and federal safety codes for each child under the age of 3; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall immediately provide shelter for up to 30 days to families who appear to be eligible for shelter based on statements provided by the family and any other information in the possession of the department but who need additional time to obtain any third-party verifications reasonably required by the department; provided further, that shelter benefits received under the preceding proviso shall not render a family ineligible under any regulation which provides that a family who previously received shelter is ineligible for shelter benefits for a period of 12 months; provided further, that families receiving shelter benefits who are found ineligible for continuing shelter benefits shall be eligible for aid pending a timely appeal under said chapter 23B of the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall not impose unreasonable requirements for third-party verifications and shall accept verifications from a family whenever reasonable; provided further, that this item shall be subject to appropriation and, in the event of a deficiency, nothing in this item shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to any enforceable right or entitlement to services in excess of the amounts appropriated in this item; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 90 days before promulgating or amending any regulations, administrative practice or policy that would alter eligibility for or the level of benefits under this program, other than that which would benefit the clients, the department shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means, the clerks of the house of representatives and senate and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities a written report setting forth justification for such changes, including, but not limited to, any determination by the secretary of housing and economic development that available appropriations will be insufficient to meet projected expenses and the projected savings from any proposed changes; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for costs associated with the homeless management information system; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for personnel or administrative costs;  provided further, that the department shall endeavor to convert scattered site units to congregate units and, as allowed by demand, reduce the overall number of shelter beds through the reduction of scattered site units; provided further, that the department shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report of the most recently available monthly data on: (1) the number of applications for services provided for in this item and in item 7004-0108; (2) “front-door” entries into the emergency assistance system; (3) diversions as a result of HomeBASE household assistance; (4) exits through termination; (5) exits through HomeBASE household assistance; and (6) exits to any other subsidized housing program; provided further, that the department shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the number of families transitioned from shelter benefits to affordable, subsidized or otherwise assisted housing through this program; provided further, that the report shall include the average, minimum and maximum cost per family of such assistance, the number of families served who required further assistance at a later date, the type of assistance later required and provided and the current housing stability of each family who received transitional housing or short-term housing assistance within the prior 12 months; provided further, that the report shall detail the savings realized by any such changes to benefits or eligibility;  provided further, that the report shall also include the following information from the department of children and families: (A) the number of families assessed in the previous quarter; (B) the number of families determined to be at a substantial health and safety risk; (C) the number of families receiving multiple health and safety assessments within the previous 6-month period; and (D) the standards used to determine a substantial health and safety risk; provided further, that funds shall be expended for expenses incurred as a result of families being housed in hotels due to the unavailability of contracted shelter beds; provided further, that no less than $75,000 shall be expended for Horizons for Homeless Children, Inc.; provided further, that the department shall continue a pilot program in the Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden and Berkshire regions of western Massachusetts to assess the need for and to provide nutritious meals to those homeless families placed in hotels or motels in said regions; provided further, that the department shall maintain a working group, including, but not limited to: the department of transitional assistance; the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; the Smith College School of Social Work; the department of children and families; the department of mental health; the department of elementary and secondary education; the Massachusetts Restaurant Association; faith-based organizations; the Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture; the department of agricultural resources; the network of food pantries and survival centers; Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness; the Western Massachusetts Council of Human Services Providers; and regional community action agencies; provided further, that said pilot project shall further develop methods and funding sources to provide access to nutritious meals, including fresh fruits and vegetables, to those temporarily housed in hotels or motels;  provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended to establish the Home Works program; provided further, that the Home Works program shall provide opportunities for children in the emergency housing assistance program to attend out-of-school time and summer programming run by youth serving organizations; provided further, that a youth serving organization shall apply to contract with the department of housing and community development to receive contract slots to serve children in the program; provided further, that, youth serving organizations shall obtain criminal offender record information for each staff member employed by the program with responsibilities that include direct care for children pursuant to section 172H of chapter 6 of the General Laws and sex offender registry information pursuant to section 178I of said chapter 6, as well as information that is publicly available from a registry of sex offender information that is operated or coordinated by the federal government; provided further, that the department may expend funds for the administration and implementation of the Home Works program; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for technical assistance by Homes for Families, Inc.
$155,533,948
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7004-0102
For the homelessness program to assist individuals who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, including assistance to organizations which provide shelter, transitional housing and services that help individuals avoid entry into shelter or successfully exit shelter; provided, that no organization providing services to the homeless shall receive less than an average per bed, per night rate of $25; provided further, that the department may allocate funds to other agencies for the program; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for costs associated with the homeless management information system; provided further, that programs that currently provide shelter may renegotiate how to use such program’s shelter fund, with the agreement of the department and the host municipality, to provide alternative services proven to be effective, including housing first models, transitional housing and diversion away from shelters; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Craig’s Doors, A Home Association, Inc. in the town of Amherst; provided further, that no less than $60,000 shall be expended for the basic needs programs for the Friendly House in Worcester; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Pioneer Valley on behalf of the Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness to facilitate regional coordination and implement Western Massachusetts Opening Doors: An Action Framework to Prevent and End Homelessness; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for Emmaus, Inc. of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for services provided by the Chelsea Community Center; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Inc. on behalf of the SouthCoast Regional Network to End Homelessness to facilitate regional coordination and to implement Opening Doors for Bristol County: An Action Framework to Prevent and End Homelessness; provided further, that $200,000 shall be provided to the Housing Assistance Corporation on Cape Cod to operate a day center in the Hyannis section of the town of Barnstable to provide services to homeless individuals in collaboration with the NOAH Shelter, Hyannis Main Street Business Improvement District, Inc., the police department in the town of Barnstable and Duffy Health Center; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority for the purpose of coordinating homeless shelters and safety net services in Berkshire county; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a pilot program in the city of Gloucester, operated by the Grace Center, Inc., for the purpose of providing and coordinating services for the homeless during those hours when shelter occupancy is not available; provided further, that such services shall include, but not be limited to, nutrition, counseling, education and skills training and other programs that foster independence and economic self-sufficiency; and provided further, that such pilot program shall have among its purposes replication and sustainability and the integration of its programs into the commonwealth’s vendor and procurement  systems
$45,485,000
7004-0104
For the home and healthy for good program operated by Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. to reduce the incidence of chronic homelessness in the commonwealth; provided, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to continue a supportive housing initiative for unaccompanied homeless young adults who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning; provided further, that Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. shall be solely responsible for the administration of this program; and provided further, that Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance, Inc. shall file a report with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the undersecretary of housing and community development and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 4, 2017 on the number of people served, the average cost per participant, the demographics of those served, whether participants have previously received government services and any projected cost-savings in other state-funded programs
$2,000,000
Governor disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
7004-0108
For a program of short-term housing assistance to help families eligible for temporary emergency shelter under item 7004-0101 in addressing obstacles to maintaining or securing housing; provided, that the assistance provided under this item shall include not less than 12 months of housing stabilization and economic self-sufficiency case management services for each family receiving benefits under this item; provided further, that no other assistance from this item shall exceed $8,000 in a 12-month period; provided further, that a family shall not receive more than a combined sum of $8,000 in a 12-month period from this item and item 7004-9316; provided further, that so long as they meet the requirements of their housing stabilization plan, a family that received household assistance under this item whose income exceeds 50 per cent of area median income shall not become ineligible for assistance due to exceeding the income limit for a period of 6 months from the date that the 50 per cent level was exceeded; provided further, that a family shall not be deemed ineligible as a result of any single violation of a self-sufficiency plan; provided further, that the department shall take all steps necessary to enforce regulations to prevent abuse in the short-term housing transition program, including a wage match agreement with the department of revenue; provided further, that a family that was terminated from the program or did not make a good faith effort to follow its housing stabilization plan during the term of its assistance shall be ineligible for benefits under said item 7004-0101 and this item for 24 months from the last date the family received assistance under said item 7004-0101 and this item, including housing stabilization and economic self-sufficiency case management services; provided further, that a family’s housing stabilization plan shall adequately accommodate the ages and disabilities of the family members; provided further, that no family with a head of household who is over 60 years of age or who is disabled and who is in compliance with the requirements of a housing stabilization plan that accommodates disabilities shall be denied short-term housing assistance; provided further, that any such family with a head of household who is over 60 years of age or who is disabled shall not have engaged in, or be engaged in, any activity that threatens the health, safety or security of the family, other program participants or program staff; provided further, that families receiving benefits under this program who are found ineligible for continuing benefits shall be eligible for aid pending a timely appeal under chapter 23B of the General Laws; provided further, that families who are denied assistance under this item may appeal that denial under said chapter 23B, including subsection (F) of section 30 of said chapter 23B and regulations adopted to implement said chapter 23B; provided further, that benefits under this item shall only be provided to residents of the commonwealth who are citizens of the United States or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing under the color of the law in the United States; provided further, that the department, as a condition of continued eligibility for assistance under this program, may require disclosure of social security numbers by all members of a family receiving assistance under this item for use in verification of income with other agencies, departments and executive offices; provided further, that if a family member fails to provide a social security number for use in verifying the family's income and eligibility, then the family shall no longer be eligible to receive benefits from this program; provided further, that the department shall administer this program through the following agencies unless administering agencies are otherwise procured by the department: the Berkshire Housing Development Corporation; Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance, Inc.; Community Teamwork, Inc.; the Housing Assistance Corporation; the Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority; HAP, Inc.; the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc.; the Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development; the South Middlesex Opportunity Council, Inc.; the South Shore Housing Development Corporation; and RCAP Solutions, Inc.; provided further, that the department shall reallocate financing based on performance-based statistics from under-performing service providers to above average service providers in order to move as many families from hotels, motels or shelters into more sustainable housing; provided further, that the department shall use funds provided for this program for stabilization workers to focus efforts on housing retention and to link households to supports, including job training, education, job search and child care opportunities available and may enter into agreements with other public and private agencies for the provision of such services; provided further, that a stabilization worker shall be assigned to each such household; provided further, that funds shall be used to more rapidly transition families served by the program into temporary or permanent sustainable housing; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 90 days before promulgating or amending any regulation, administrative practice or policy that would alter eligibility for or the level of benefits pursuant to this program to less than the benefit level available on June 30, 2016, the department shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and senate a report setting forth the justification for such changes, including, but not limited to, any determination by the secretary of housing and economic development that available appropriations will be insufficient to meet projected expenses; provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means, which shall include the number of families served, the type of assistance given, the number of families assisted through this program, the average, minimum and maximum cost per family of such assistance, the current housing stability of each family who received assistance within the prior 12 months and any obstacles encountered with the administration of this program; provided further, that as a one-year pilot program, the department may expend not more than $300,000 under item 7004-0108 on families residing in time-limited temporary emergency shelters and residential treatment programs under items 4512-0200, 4513-1130, and 4800-0038 if such families otherwise meet all eligibility requirements applicable to emergency shelter under item 7004-0101, except that, solely for the purpose of this item, the fact that a family is residing in a temporary emergency domestic violence shelter under items 4513-1130 or 4800-0038 or in a residential treatment program under item 4512-0200 shall not preclude such family from receiving assistance; provided further, that any unit in such temporary emergency shelters or residential treatment programs under items 4512-0200, 4513-1130, or 4800-0038 vacated through use of funds under this pilot program shall be filled by a family (i) eligible both for emergency shelter under item 7004-0101 and for entry into such temporary emergency shelter or residential treatment program under item 4512-0200, 4513-1130, or 4800-0038 and (ii) referred to such temporary emergency shelter or residential treatment program under item 4512-0200, 4513-1130, or 4800-0038 by the department; provided further, that this item shall be subject to appropriation and, in the event of a deficiency, nothing in this item shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to any enforceable right or entitlement to services in excess of the amounts appropriated in this item; and provided further, that household assistance funds shall be advanced to the administering agencies at the end of each month and before the next month's disbursement, the amount of which shall be estimated based on the prior month’s expenditure with a reconciliation not less than annually
$31,943,664
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7004-3036
For housing services and counseling; provided, that funds shall be expended as grants to 9 regional housing consumer education centers operated by the regional nonprofit housing authorities; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded through a competitive application process under criteria established by the department; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item in the AA object class for the compensation of state employees; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Springfield housing authority’s Talk/Read/Succeed! program; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc; provided further, that the department shall submit annual reports to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on housing detailing all expenditures of the program, including each regional housing consumer education center, the total number of persons who received information and referral services, the costs for such services rendered per consumer and the identification of consumer issues and trends; and provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 4, 2017 on possible savings and efficiencies that may be realized through the consolidation of said services
$2,791,992
7004-3045
For a tenancy preservation program for neutral party consultation services in eviction cases before the housing court department of the trial court for individuals with disabilities and for families with individuals with disabilities; provided, that the disability is directly related to the reason for eviction
$500,000
7004-4314
For the expenses of a service coordinators program established by the department to assist tenants residing in housing developed pursuant to sections 39 and 40 of chapter 121B of the General Laws
$350,401
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7004-9005
For subsidies to housing authorities and nonprofit organizations, including funds for deficiencies caused by certain reduced rentals in housing for the elderly, handicapped, veterans and relocated persons under sections 32 and 40 of chapter 121B of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all housing authorities operating elderly public housing shall offer first preference for elderly public housing units which are vacant on the effective date of this act, and thereafter, to those persons 60 years of age or older as of June 30, 2016 receiving rental assistance from the Massachusetts rental voucher program; provided further, that the department may expend funds appropriated in this item for deficiencies caused by certain reduced rentals which may be anticipated in the operation of housing authorities for the first quarter of the subsequent fiscal year; provided further, that no monies shall be expended from this item to reimburse the debt service reserve included in the budgets of housing authorities; provided further, that the amount appropriated in this item shall be considered to meet any and all obligations under said sections 32 and 40 of said chapter 121B; provided further, that new reduced rental units developed in fiscal year 2017 eligible for subsidies under this item shall not cause any annualization that results in an amount exceeding the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that all funds in excess of normal utilities, operations and maintenance costs may be expended for capital repairs; and provided further, that the administration shall make every attempt to direct efforts toward rehabilitating local housing authority family units requiring $10,000 or less in repairs
$65,000,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7004-9007
For costs associated with the implementation of the department of housing and community development’s duties as specified in chapter 235 of the acts of  2014
$800,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7004-9024
For a program of rental assistance for low-income families and elderly persons through mobile and project-based vouchers; provided, that such assistance shall only be paid under the Massachusetts rental voucher program; provided further, that the income of eligible households shall not exceed 50 per cent of the area median income; provided further, that the department of housing and community development may award mobile vouchers to eligible households currently occupying project-based units that shall expire due to the nonrenewal of project-based rental assistance contracts; provided further, that the department, as a condition of continued eligibility for vouchers and voucher payments, may require disclosure of social security numbers by participants and members of a participant’s household in the Massachusetts rental voucher program for use in verification of income with other agencies, departments and executive offices; provided further, that if a participant or member of a participant’s household fails to provide a social security number for use in verifying the household’s income and eligibility, then that household shall no longer be eligible for a voucher or to receive benefits from the voucher program; provided further, that the monthly dollar amount of each voucher shall be the department-approved monthly rent of the unit less the monthly amount paid for rent by the household; provided further, that any household that is proven to have caused intentional damage to its rental unit in an amount exceeding 2 months of rent during any 1-year period shall be terminated from the program; provided further, that if a mobile voucher’s use is or has been discontinued, then the mobile voucher shall be reassigned; provided further, that subsidies shall not be reduced due to the cost of inspections; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, each household holding a voucher shall pay at least 30 per cent, but not more than 40 per cent, of its income as rent; provided further, that the department shall establish the amounts of the mobile vouchers and the project-based vouchers so that the appropriation in this item is not exceeded by payments for rental assistance and administration; provided further, that the department shall not enter into commitments which shall cause it to exceed the appropriation set forth in this item; provided further, that the department may impose certain obligations for each participant in the Massachusetts rental voucher program through a 12-month contract which shall be executed by the participant and the department; provided further, that such obligations may include, but shall not be limited to, job training, counseling, household budgeting and education, as defined in regulations promulgated by the department and to the extent these programs are available; provided further, that each participant shall be required to undertake and meet these contractually established obligations as a condition for continued eligibility in the program; provided further, that for continued eligibility, each participant shall execute this 12-month contract no later than September 1, 2016 if the participant’s annual eligibility recertification date occurs between June 30, 2016 and September 1, 2016 and otherwise not later than the annual eligibility recertification date; provided further, that any participant who is over the age of 60 years or who is disabled may be exempt from any obligations unsuitable under particular circumstances; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item in the AA object class for the compensation of state employees; provided further, that the department may assist housing authorities at their written request in the immediate implementation of a homeless prevention program utilizing alternative housing resources available to them for low-income families and the elderly by designating participants in the Massachusetts rental voucher program as at risk of displacement by public action through no fault of their own; provided further, that participating local housing authorities may take all steps necessary to enable them to transfer mobile voucher program participants from the Massachusetts rental voucher program into another housing subsidy program; provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and joint committee on housing no later than December 15, 2016 on the utilization of rental vouchers in fiscal year 2016 under this item and item 7004-9030; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the number and average value of rental vouchers currently distributed in the commonwealth, in each county and in each municipality; and provided further, that the report shall comply with state and federal privacy standards
$85,347,706
7004-9030
For the rental assistance program established in section 16 of chapter 179 of the acts of 1995; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the transitional rental assistance program shall be in the form of mobile vouchers; provided further, that the vouchers shall be in varying dollar amounts set by the department of housing and community development based on considerations including, but not limited to, household size, composition, household income and geographic location; provided further, that any household that is proven to have caused intentional damage to its rental unit in an amount exceeding 2 months of rent during any 1-year period shall be terminated from the program; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be no maximum percentage applicable to the amount of income paid for rent by each household holding a mobile voucher; provided further, that each household shall be required to pay not less than 25 per cent of its net income as defined in regulations promulgated by the department for units if payment of utilities is not provided by the unit owner or not less than 30 per cent of its income for units if payment of utilities is provided by the unit owner; provided further, that payments for the rental assistance program may be provided in advance; provided further, that the department shall establish the amounts of the mobile vouchers so that the appropriation in this item is not exceeded by payments for rental assistance and administration; provided further, that the department shall not enter into commitments which shall cause it to exceed the appropriation set forth in this item; provided further, that the amount of a rental assistance voucher payment for an eligible household shall not exceed the rent less the household’s minimum rent obligation; provided further, that the department shall submit an annual report to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing expenditures, the number of outstanding rental vouchers and the number and types of units leased; and provided further, that the word “rent”, as used in this item, shall mean payments to the landlord or owner of a dwelling unit under a lease or other agreement for a tenant’s occupancy of the dwelling unit but shall not include payments made by the tenant separately for the cost of heat, cooking fuel or electricity
$4,600,000
7004-9033
For rental subsidies to eligible clients of the department of mental health; provided, that the department shall establish the amounts of such subsidies so that payment of the rental subsidies and of any other commitments from this item shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this item
$5,548,125
7004-9315
For the department of housing and community development which may expend for the administration and monitoring of the low-income housing tax credit and local administration programs not more than $2,432,072 from fees collected under these programs; provided, that funds may be expended for the costs of administering and monitoring the programs, including the costs of personnel, subject to the approval of the undersecretary of the department; 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 department 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
$2,432,072
Governor disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7004-9316
For a program to provide assistance in addressing obstacles to maintaining or securing housing for families with: (a) a household income not greater than 30 per cent of area median income who are homeless and moving into subsidized or private housing or are at risk of becoming homeless; or (b) a household income greater than 30 per cent but not more than 50 per cent of area median income who are homeless and moving into subsidized or private housing or are at risk of becoming homeless due to a significant reduction of income or increased expenses; provided, that assistance shall be administered by the department of housing and community development through contracts with the regional HomeBASE agencies; provided further, that not less than 50 per cent of the funds shall be provided to households with an income not greater than 30 per cent of area median income, subject to the department’s discretion based on data reflecting program demand and usage; provided further, that in distributing 50 per cent of the funds, the department shall prioritize those families most likely to otherwise require shelter services under item 7004-0101; provided further, an amount not less than the fiscal year 2016 appropriation shall be made available to eligible families with children under the age of 21; provided further, that the amount of financial assistance shall not exceed $4,000 in any 12-month period; provided further, that the combined sum of benefits received by a family in a 12-month period from this item and item 7004-0108 shall not be more than the maximum level of short-term housing assistance in said item 7004-0108; provided further, that prior to authorizing a residential assistance payment for a family, the administering agency shall make a finding that the payment will enable the family to retain its current housing, obtain new housing or otherwise avoid homelessness; provided further, that in making these findings the agency shall, unless the facts of the case warrant otherwise, apply a presumption that the payment will enable a family to retain its housing, obtain new housing or otherwise avoid homelessness; provided further, that residential assistance payments may be made through direct vendor payments according to standards to be established by the department; provided further, that the agencies shall establish a system for referring families approved for residential assistance payments, who the agencies determine would benefit from these services, to existing community-based programs that provide additional housing stabilization supports, including assistance in obtaining housing subsidies and locating alternative housing that is safe and affordable for those families; provided further, that the program shall be administered under guidelines established by the department; provided further, that the department shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the: (a) number of families who applied for assistance; (b) number of families approved for assistance; (c) minimum, median and average amount of financial assistance awarded; (d) total amount of assistance awarded to date, including a breakdown by income category; and (e) number of families falling into each income category; provided further, that the department shall track a family’s reason for assistance by the same categories used in item 7004-0101; provided further, that household assistance funds shall be advanced to the administering agencies at the end of each month and before the next month’s disbursement, the amount of which shall be estimated based on the prior month’s expenditure with a reconciliation not less than annually; and provided further, that for purposes of this item, “families” shall include households of all sizes and configurations including, but not limited to, families with children under the age of 21, elders, persons with disabilities and unaccompanied youth
$13,000,000
Governor disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7004-9322
For the Secure Jobs Connect pilot program for job training, job search services and 12 months of housing stabilization services, if not otherwise available, to families receiving assistance under items 7004-0101,  7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided, that the program shall be administered by agencies that have demonstrated experience working in partnership with regional administering agencies, including, but not limited to: Community Teamwork, Inc.; Father Bill’s & MainSpring, Inc.; HAP, Inc.; Jewish Vocational Service, Inc.; SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; South Middlesex Opportunity Council; and Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.; provided further, that the department shall utilize rental assistance provided pursuant to item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation pursuant to this program; and provided further, that participating agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships
$800,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Office of the Secretary.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7003-0100
For the operation of the executive office of labor and workforce development; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a pilot program to assist in the training, placement and development of a professional, proficient and technically competent workforce that will support the existing and emerging staffing and labor needs of the public transportation sector; provided further, that such program shall be operated by the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended for Leadership Pioneer Valley, Inc.’s regional leadership development program; and provided further, that no less than $25,000 shall be expended for E Para Todos, the Spanish program of Entrepreneurship for All, Inc., A Nonprofit Corporation in the city of Lawrence, to promote small business, create new jobs and support workforce development and training initiatives in urban communities
$902,092
Governor disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7003-0150
For the operation of a demonstration workforce development and supportive services program targeted to individuals transitioning from a house of correction or the department of correction; provided, that program funds shall be used for: (a) job training for former prisoners in order to facilitate job placement; (b) wage subsidies to facilitate private sector employment and professional development; and (c) support services and programs for court-involved youths; provided, that the executive office of labor and workforce development shall take all necessary steps to secure private sector funding for this program; provided further, that the executive office shall coordinate with a local public or private nonprofit university to examine and develop a longitudinal evaluation framework to assess the efficacy and efficiency of the program; and provided further, that the executive office of labor and workforce development shall report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 1, 2017 describing the administrative functions of the program and the longitudinal evaluation framework
$250,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
7003-0170
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of labor and workforce development
$277,067

Department of Labor Standards.

7003-0200
For the operation of the department of labor standards; provided, that funds shall be expended for the purposes of protecting public employees through additional inspections and technical assistance
$2,539,216
7003-0201
For the department of labor standards; provided, that the department may expend not more than $452,850 received from fees collected under section 3A of chapter 23 of the General Laws and civil fines issued under section 197B of chapter 111 of the General Laws, section 46R of chapter 140 of the General Laws and section 6F½ of chapter 149 of the General Laws
$452,850

Department of Labor Relations.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
7003-0900
For the operation of the department of labor  relations
$2,373,942 $2,233,049
7003-0901
For the department of labor relations which may expend not more than $100,000 from revenues received from fees collected under section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws and section 6 of chapter 150 of the General Laws for the operation of the department; provided, that the first $100,000 of such fees collected by the department shall be deposited into the General Fund and any fees collected in excess of $200,000 shall be deposited into the General Fund; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$100,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7003-0902
For the operation of the Joint Labor Management Committee for Municipal Police and Fire
$250,000

Department of Career Services.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7002-0012
For a youth-at-risk program targeted at reducing juvenile delinquency in high-risk areas; provided, that these funds may be expended for the development and implementation of a year-round employment program for at-risk youth and existing year-round employment programs; provided further, that $500,000 of these funds shall be matched by private organizations; provided further, that funds shall be available for expenditure through September 1, 2017, prior appropriation continued; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for a grant to the Union of Minority Neighborhoods, Inc.; provided further, that no less than $25,000 shall be expended for a grant program to Crossroads Family Center in East Boston for the operation of workforce development and educational programing for women and girls; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a grant program to St. Mary’s Center For Women and Children, Inc. in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston for the operation of workforce development and educational programming for women and children
$10,200,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7002-1075
For the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund established in section 2WWW of chapter 29 of the General Laws
$1,000,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7003-0606
For the operation and maintenance of the Massachusetts manufacturing extension partnership to maintain and promote manufacturing as an integral part of the economy, and for programs designed to assist small and mid-sized manufacturing companies
$2,000,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7003-0803
For the one-stop career centers; provided, that $25,000 shall be expended for the Mature Workers Program of the Cape and Islands Workforce Investment Board Workforce Training Fund
$4,025,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7003-1206
For the Massachusetts Service Alliance, Inc. to administer state service corps grants and provide training and support to volunteer and service organizations; provided, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the Urban League of Springfield, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the New England Farm Workers’ Council, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to Career Resources Corporation in Haverhill toward employment services for veterans with disabilities; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be spent for the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for workforce efforts for proven-risk young adults at UTEC, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for programs supporting and promoting cultural heritage diversity, and education in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for community outreach and education efforts to the Hispanic senior citizens in the city of Worcester; provided further, that $10,000 shall be expended for financial assistance for qualified seniors in the city of Newton to receive the services of Newton At Home, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be allocated for ACT Lawrence Inc. for  community development initiatives, affordable housing, foreclosure prevention, first-time homebuyer education, family financial literacy and business and youth development; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended towards workforce efforts at the Pine Street Inn, Inc. in the city of Boston; provided further, that $125,000 shall be expended for Saint Francis House, Inc.’s moving ahead program; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the development and implementation of a middle skills workforce training program to be conducted by Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute Incorporated; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Cambridge Economic Opportunity Committee, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to CONNECT, a financial opportunity center in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for Holyoke Works of Holyoke for their programs addressing the needs of low-skilled and bilingual workers; and provided further that not less than $250,000 shall be appropriated for the city of Lowell department of planning and development to create a business development grant program run by the City in conjunction with a qualified public institution in Lowell
$3,790,000

Department of Industrial Accidents.

7003-0500
For the operation and administrative expenses of the department of industrial accidents; provided, that the department shall submit a report not later than February 2, 2017 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the scope, objective and results of grant recipients’ safety training program; and provided further, that the General Fund shall be reimbursed the amount appropriated in this item and for associated indirect and direct fringe benefit costs from assessments levied under section 65 of chapter 152 of the General Laws
$19,412,000

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.

7006-0000
For the office of the director of consumer affairs and business regulation, including expenses of an administrative services unit
$735,222
7006-0043
For the office of consumer affairs and business regulation, which may expend not more than $472,307 from fees collected from the registration and renewal of home improvement contractor registrations pursuant to section 11 of chapter 142A of the General Laws for the administration and enforcement of the home improvement contractor registration program; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office 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
$472,307

Division of Banks.

7006-0010
For the operation of the division of banks; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the division shall assess 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item upon financial institutions which the division currently regulates under section 2 of chapter 167 of the General Laws
$16,493,118
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 $2,350,000 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 the division may expend from such revenue an amount to be determined 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 10 or more 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 under criteria established by the division; and provided further, that 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
$2,350,000

Division of Insurance.

7006-0020
For the operation of the division of insurance, including the expenses of the board of appeal on motor vehicle policies and bonds, the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item, certain other costs of supervising motor vehicle liability insurance and the expenses of the fraudulent claims board; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item shall be assessed upon the institutions which the division currently regulates pursuant to general or special laws or regulations, except for licensed business entity producers; and provided further, that the assessment shall be in addition to any assessments currently assessed upon those institutions
$13,612,080
7006-0029
For the operation of the health care access bureau in the division of insurance; provided, that the full amount appropriated in this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item, shall be assessed upon the carriers licensed pursuant to chapters 175, 176A, 176B and 176G of the General Laws, as provided in section 7A of chapter 26 of the General Laws
$1,062,485

Division of Professional Licensure.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7006-0040
For the operation and administration of the division of professional licensure
$3,542,824
7006-0151
For the division of professional licensure which may expend not more than $590,000 for the oversight of proprietary schools; provided, that 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, prior appropriation continued
$590,000

Division of Standards.

7006-0060
For the operation of the division of standards
$570,151
7006-0065
For the division of standards which may retain not more than $491,923 in revenue from registration fees and fines collected pursuant to sections 184B to 184E, inclusive, of chapter 94 of the General Laws, and section 56D of chapter 98 of the General Laws to support its enforcement activities as provided in subsection (h) of section 184D of said chapter 94; provided, that notwithstanding said subsection (h) of said section 184D of said chapter 94, the division shall not fund the municipal grant program provided in said subsection (h) of said section 184D of said chapter 94; 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
$491,923
7006-0066
For the support of the division of standards’ municipal inspection efforts; provided, that up to 15 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item may be expended for administrative costs of the division
$160,372
7006-0067
For the division of standards; provided, that the division may expend not more than $58,751 from revenues received from item-pricing violations collected through municipal inspection efforts and from weights and measures fees and fines collected from cities and towns for enforcement of weights and measures laws; and provided further, that 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
$58,751
7006-0068
For the division of standards; provided, that the division may expend not more than $320,000 from revenue received from license fees assessed to owners of motor vehicle repair shops; and provided further, that 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
$320,000

Department of Telecommunications and Cable.

7006-0071
For the operation of the department of telecommunications and cable; provided, that notwithstanding the second sentence of section 7 of chapter 25C of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2017 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item
$2,933,926

Massachusetts Office of Business Development.

7007-0150
For the Massachusetts office of business development for contracts with regional economic development organizations under the program established in sections 3J and 3K of chapter 23A of the General Laws
$400,000
7007-0300
For the operation of the Massachusetts office of business development and for marketing and promoting the Commonwealth in order to attract and retain targeted businesses and industries; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Food Trust Program established in section 65 of chapter 23A of the General Laws
$1,612,050
7007-0500
For the operation and maintenance of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Institute for the commercialization of new, academic-based research and development and raising the scientific awareness of the communities of the Commonwealth
$250,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7007-0800
For a state matching grant for the small business development center; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item until the United States Small Business Administration has made a payment or has executed a contract to pay the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for the operation of the center; provided further, that the funds expended from this item shall not exceed 25 per cent of the gross operating cost of the center; provided further, that not more than $300,000 from this item shall be expended for federal procurement technical assistance services within the center; provided further, that the services shall include, but not be limited to, assisting businesses in securing federal contracts, obtaining contract financing, generating responses to requests for proposals, interpreting bid documents, providing educational workshops and seminars and for the electronic identification and tracking of federal bid opportunities; provided further, that funds expended for federal procurement technical assistance services within the center shall be subject to the receipt of matching funds from federal or private sources, including the United States Department of Defense; provided further, that annual expenditure reports shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to be administered by the Lowell Development and Financial Corporation that shall match program funds to start-up companies that have left an incubator or accelerator within the previous 12 months and seek to lease or rent office or laboratory space within the city of Lowell; and provided further, that the Lowell Development and Financial Corporation shall award funds to companies who have secured private matching funds from landlords or other sources to assist in rent or lease payment
$1,386,222
7007-0801
For microlending grants of up to $100,000 which shall be issued to established community development financial institutions and community advantage lenders making direct microenterprise and small business loans to borrowers on a regional basis, and providing technical assistance to applicants and borrowers in order to foster business establishment and success; provided, that the funds shall be used to support the eligible organizations’ lending and technical assistance activities
$100,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7007-0952
For the operation of the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation established in chapter 92B of the General Laws; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended to promote private fundraising, achieve self-sufficiency and serve as a catalyst for urban economic development and job opportunities for local residents; provided further, that the corporation shall take all steps necessary to increase the amount of private funding available for the operation of the zoos; provided further, that funding in this item shall not be transferred through interdepartmental service agreements; provided further, that the corporation shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2017 on the status of, and amounts collected from, the private fundraising and enhanced revenue efforts identified in the draft Massachusetts Zoos Business and Operations Plan dated December 1996; provided further, that funds may be expended on a matching program to encourage private and corporate donations to support the Franklin Park Zoo and the Walter D. Stone Memorial Zoo; and provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Lupa Zoo and Game Farm, Inc. in Ludlow
$4,100,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7007-1202
For the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation established in section 3 of chapter 40J of the General Laws to develop and implement a plan to promote and establish computer science education in public schools as required by section 6I of chapter 40J of the General Laws; provided, that the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation shall seek out matching private funds equal to $1 for every $1 contributed by the corporation; provided further, that a report shall be filed with the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies that includes a 3-year strategic plan, annual goals and progress in achieving those goals; and provided further, that said report shall be published on the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation’s website
$1,700,000
7007-1641
For a grant for the Smaller Business Association of New England for the layoff aversion through management assistance program for consultant and technical assistance to manufacturing companies to prevent business closure and employee displacement; provided, that the expenditure of the layoff aversion through management assistance program shall leverage at least $1 in matching funds for every $1 granted under this item; and provided further, that the president of the Smaller Business Association of New England shall file a quarterly report with the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies and the joint committee on labor and workforce development on the number of employees and manufacturing companies that have received financial assistance through this item, a detailed description of the services provided to manufacturing companies through the layoff aversion through management assistance program and a detailed account of the expenditures of the layoff aversion through management assistance program, including administrative costs
$250,000

Massachusetts Marketing Partnership.

Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7008-0900
For the operation and administration of the office of travel and tourism; provided, that the office shall be the Commonwealth’s official and lead agency to facilitate and attract: (a) major sports events and championships; and (b) motion picture production and development; provided further, that the office shall provide an annual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 10, 2017; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Dedham to commemorate the three hundred and seventy-fifth anniversary of Mother Brook, the oldest man-made waterway in the United States; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the Russian Community Association of Massachusetts, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the establishment of a park at the beginning of the Norton Rail-Trail in the town of Mansfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements on state highway routes 123 and 140 in the town of Norton; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study for the reconfiguration and expansion of the parking lots at the commuter rail station in the town of Sharon to facilitate travel to the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to fund a regional tourism council for the North Quabbin region; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for costs associated with the three-hundredth anniversary celebration in the town of Palmer; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the establishment of a regional adult learning center by the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for the Dennison Memorial Community Center, Inc. in the city of New Bedford for educational programs to benefit financially-disadvantaged children in the greater New Bedford area; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Waltham Tourism Council, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. in the city of Quincy; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for AHA! Art, History and Architecture in the city of New Bedford to establish and enhance outreach and educational programs to benefit financially-disadvantaged children in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. in the city of New Bedford to provide access to cultural programming for financially-disadvantaged children in the greater New Bedford area; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. in the city of New Bedford for marquee improvements; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for a transportation grant to the city of Milford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided for the planning, engineering and construction for the redesign of the intersection of Front street, Central street and Spring street in the town of Winchendon; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended on the planning and celebration of the three-hundredth anniversary of the town of Westborough; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated to the Fort Devens Museum to support staffing and educational programs; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the old schoolhouse restoration project in town of Freetown; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Plymouth 400, Inc. for the commemoration of the four-hundredth anniversary of the founding of the United States; provided further, that  Plymouth 400, Inc. shall provide a matching amount of at least $200,000 in private funding; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the enhancement of Artists’ Row in the city of Salem; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Essex National Heritage Commission, Inc. for improvements to the Essex National Heritage area in Essex county; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the one hundredth anniversary of the city of Peabody; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Peabody fire and police memorial; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended by the city of Peabody for the study of operating a high rail trolley service on the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority track running from Peabody square to the Salem Depot; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for repairs to a municipal building in Brockton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be granted to the Independent Film Society of Boston, Inc. to enhance cultural tourism; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Greater Gardner Business Incubator Network, Inc.’s business incubator in the city of Gardner; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to The Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $6,000 shall be expended for the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall restoration and preservation project in the town of Easton; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be spent for the operation of the Eureka program in the Holyoke, Lynn and Worcester chapters of Girls Inc; provided further, that $45,000 shall be expended for renovations to the Southbridge Municipal Airport in the town of Southbridge; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the office of community development in the town of Webster for the revitalization of the downtown area which has been designated as an area of slum and blight; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to complete the 1812 Obed House Restoration Project in the town of Westwood; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for Zamir Chorale of Boston, Inc.'s musical and educational organization; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for Framingham Downtown Renaissance, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the interactive bilingual operations of the Dr. Seuss Museum in the city of Springfield; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended to the North Central Massachusetts Development Corporation for a regional economic development project; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated to the town of Andover to provide funding for economic development and for the planning of a historic mill district; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for child safety grants to the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Historical Society in the city of New Bedford for cultural and educational programming to benefit financially-disadvantaged children; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the parks department in the town of Rockland for improvements to the Rockland Veterans Memorial Stadium; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Irish Cultural Center, Inc. of Western New England; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for AHA! Art, History and Architecture in the city of Fall River to establish and enhance outreach and educational programs to benefit financially-disadvantaged children in the greater Fall River area; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for MetroFest; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the early college program administered by Northern Essex Community College; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a grant to the town of Billerica for the Yankee Doodle Bike Path; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended by the city of Quincy for improvements to the Squantum Point park area which may include costs associated with extending Commander Shea boulevard and with readying the park and its pier for ferry service; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for safety improvements and restoration of the Westfield Athenaeum; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Thunderbolt Council, Inc. in the city of Westfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the three-hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the city of Westfield; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for the Franklin Downtown Partnership, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to the city of Newburyport for the purchase, installation and related costs, including engineering and design work, for a new landfill gas flare system at the Crow Lane Landfill in the city of Newburyport; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Cranberry Region Visitor’s Center located on interstate highway route 195; provided further, that not less than $275,000 shall be expended to the education and training collaborative established in section 9 of chapter 419 of the acts of 2008 for the operation of the life sciences, education and training center located at the former Paul A. Dever state school in the city of Taunton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to improve services and facilities at the Taunton Animal Care Facility in the city of Taunton which shall not be used for administrative purposes; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to improve services and facilities at the Dighton Animal Shelter in the town of Dighton which shall not be used for administrative purposes; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to improve services and facilities at the Middleboro Animal Shelter in the town of Middleborough; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the establishment and implementation of a plan to attract a major championship in golf to the Ponkapoag golf course in the town of Canton; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the Glass Town Cultural District for the purpose of tourism promotion efforts; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for the implementation of a management information system at the water division in Lynn; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the New England Public Radio in the City of Springfield; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Wilbraham Nature and Cultural Council working in collaboration with the Wilbraham Community Association and the Minnechaug Land Trust for tourism marketing and advertising purposes; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements to the historic Fino Field in Milford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Mendon 350th Anniversary Committee for the commemoration of the 350th anniversary of Mendon; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for visibility improvements in Newburyport; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended as a one-time grant for the Fireball Run in Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended as grants for the Bay State Games; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Germantown Neighborhood Center in Quincy; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the purposes of the operation of the Riverside Theatre Works of Boston; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for handicap accessibility to municipally owned buildings in West Springfield; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for Old Sturbridge Village in the town of Sturbridge; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be provided to the Hilltown Community Development Corporation to establish a rural capacity building initiative; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Dudley for the Quinebaug Rail Trail intermodal transportation corridor between the towns of Webster and Dudley; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for a destination farmers market in Revere; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the construction of a Little Free Library on Franklin Housing Authority property; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to the Enrichment Center located in Dorchester; provided that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a one-time child enhancement grant to North Reading; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for LuminArtz for the production of public art displays; provided further that no less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau for marketing and promotion of Sail Boston/Tall Ships 2017; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a grant to the 128 Business Council for planning and development of a transportation management association serving the Arsenal Street and Pleasant Street corridors in Watertown; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the historic West Medford Community Center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for improvements at Aquinnah Circle in the town of Aquinnah; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the purpose of funding the planning, preliminary design and engineering costs for the construction of a skate park at Farm Pond in Framingham; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Western Massachusetts Sports Commission; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for an economic development study for the redevelopment of the downtown area in Foxboro; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Festival Theatre for a training apprenticeship program for students ages 8 to 21 interested in theatrical performance, design, management and the allied arts of theatre; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the purposes of the operation of the programs of the Menino Arts Center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Frederick Douglass House in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to Lena Park Community Center located in Dorchester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the State Theatre in Stoughton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to No Books No Ball located in Roxbury; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Head of the Charles Regatta to cover costs associated with public safety; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Outside the Box festival in Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for public service announcements to be broadcasted during From the Top, Inc’s radio programming; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be allocated for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Haverhill Inner City Boxing Club, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Haverhill Downtown Boxing, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Valley Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Wareham tourist council; provided further, that funds shall be expended on visitor information centers; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 7007-0800 in section 2 in chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 shall be expended for the Winthrop and Revere chambers of commerce; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for a child safety program in the town of Winthrop; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for an economic development grant to the town of Avon; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for a child safety program in the town of Revere; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the construction of a new playground in the town of Merrimac; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the St. James food pantry in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Power of Self Education (POSE) Inc. in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for WHAV radio; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for YWCA Haverhill; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the American Legion Post 4 located in Haverhill
$8,979,666
7008-1300
For the operation of the Massachusetts international trade office
$114,900

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF EDUCATION.

Office of the Secretary of Education.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7009-1700
For the operation of information technology services within the executive office of education; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on a data sharing pilot program among the department of early education and care, the department of elementary and secondary education, the executive office of education, the department of public health and the executive office of health and human services to issue a state-assigned student identifier to children participating in early intervention programs to track and evaluate educational and developmental outcomes for such children, improve delivery of services and determine cost savings associated with the early intervention program; and provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for public schools in the town of Ashland
$18,046,158
7009-6379
For the operation of the office of the secretary of education
$2,074,758
7009-6400
For grants to establish and operate high-quality, intensive and targeted programs that shall rapidly increase English language learning for middle and high school students in school districts serving Gateway Cities; provided, that grant applications shall provide, at a minimum, for after-school enrichment academies to operate during the spring and summer of 2017; provided further, that applications may also provide for acceleration academies to be held during school vacations or for Saturday sessions during the spring of 2017; provided further, that funds may be set aside for the administration of such programs; provided further, that any new grants awarded from this item in fiscal year 2017 shall comply with the grant application requirements set forth in item 7009-6400 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013; provided further, that the executive office of education may select the same evaluator in fiscal year 2017 as selected in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that grants shall be selected not later than October 3, 2016; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
$1,000,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7009-9600
For a discretionary grant program to provide funds to school districts and public institutions of higher education partnering together to offer inclusive concurrent enrollment programs for students with disabilities as defined in section 1 of chapter 71B of the General Laws between 18 and 22 years of age, inclusive; provided, that the grant program shall be limited to students who are considered to have severe disabilities and, in the case of students age 18 or 19, shall be limited to students with severe disabilities who have been unable to achieve the competency determination necessary to pass the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam; provided further, that those students with disabilities shall be offered enrollment in credit and noncredit courses that include nondisabled students, including enrollment in noncredit and credit-bearing courses in audit status for students who may not meet course prerequisites and requirements, and that the partnering school districts shall provide supports, services and accommodations necessary to facilitate a student’s enrollment; provided further, that the executive office of education shall develop guidelines to ensure that the grant program promotes civic engagement and mentoring of faculty in public institutions of higher education and supports college success, work success, participation in student life of the college community and the provision of a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment; provided further, that the executive office of education shall develop strategies and procedures to help sustain and replicate the existing inclusive concurrent enrollment programs initiated through this grant program including, but not limited to: (a) provision of funds to retain employment specialists; (b) assist students in meeting integrated competitive employment and other transition-related goals; (c) adoption of procedures and funding mechanisms to ensure that new partnerships of public institutions of higher education and school districts providing inclusive concurrent enrollment programs fully utilize the models and expertise developed in existing partnerships; and (d) conducting evaluation and research to further identify student outcomes and best practices; provided further, that the executive office of education shall develop a mechanism to encourage existing and new partnerships to expand the capacity to respond to individual parents and school districts in underserved areas that request an opportunity for their children to participate in the inclusive concurrent enrollment initiative; provided further, that tuition for courses shall be waived by the state institutions of higher education for students enrolled through this grant program; provided further, that the executive office of education shall maintain the position of inclusive concurrent enrollment coordinator who will be responsible for administering the grant program, coordinating the advisory committee, developing new partnerships, assisting existing partnerships in creating self-sustaining models and overseeing the development of videos and informational materials as well as evaluation and research through the institute for community inclusion to assist new colleges and school districts; provided further, that the executive office of education, in conjunction with the department of higher education, shall select grant recipients not later than July 18, 2016; provided further, that the executive office of education, in consultation with the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of higher education, shall report on student outcomes to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education and the joint committee on higher education on the discretionary grant program not later than January 31, 2017; and provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
$1,416,235

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7010-0005
For the operation of the department of elementary and secondary education; provided, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Elementary Rest Stop Program; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for public schools in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for improvements to the H. Olive Day School in the town of Norfolk; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for mitigation costs in the Millis public school district; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire county education task force to establish a plan of action to develop a sustainable and efficient countywide public education system; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a school resource officer for the town of Cohasset public schools; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Martha’s Vineyard regional school district; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Nantucket public school district; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Monomoy regional school district; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Mashpee school district; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Barnstable school district; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Nauset regional school district; provided further, that $15,000 shall be expended for development and support of anti-addiction programs in the Dennis-Yarmouth regional school district; provided further, that not less than $113,794 shall be expended to establish a school resource officer position for the town of Hull public schools, including school resource officer salary and benefits, school safety consultants and training and security camera enhancements; provided further, that not less than $111,500 shall be expended for the town of Hingham public schools’ emergency response coordination through phase 3 of enhanced security planning, including providing staff safety training at all levels, revising and updating the school district’s multi-hazard plan and manuals per the governor’s task force report, additional exterior cameras for surveillance and security, expanded coverage of public address speakers and outfitting 20 new school buses with surveillance cameras and recorder capabilities; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for costs associated with technological upgrades for the Westford public school district; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Fall River public school district; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Brockton public school district for extraordinary student transportation costs; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the operation of Camp Pohelo in the town of Tewksbury; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a school resource officer for Kingston public schools; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended on Methuen High School for mental health counseling services; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the purposes of a pilot project to connect organic gardening, outdoor exercise, healthy food, food preparation and elementary school aged children in the greater Northampton area, operated by Grow Food Northampton; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for STEM programming at Madison Park High School in Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 upgrade costs for Agawam public schools; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Aspire Teacher Support Program, which shall expend funds for programs that utilize retired teachers to mentor novice public school elementary and secondary education teachers
$14,352,257
7010-0012
For grants to cities, towns and regional school districts for payments of certain costs and related expenses for the program to eliminate racial imbalance, established under section 12A of chapter 76 of the General Laws; provided, that funds shall be made available for payment for services rendered by the Metropolitan Council for Educational Opportunity (METCO), Inc. or METCO and Springfield public schools; provided further, that all grant applications submitted to and approved by the department of elementary and secondary education shall include a detailed line item budget specifying how such funds shall be allocated and expended; and provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall submit a report on the impact of the grant program on student outcomes, the expenditure of funds by districts, and the extent to which the services rendered by METCO support the goals of the grant program to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 2, 2016
$20,642,582
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7010-0020
For the Bay State Reading Institute, Inc.; provided, that the program shall be administered under contract with Middlesex Community College in collaboration with Framingham State University and Fitchburg State University; and provided further, that the institute shall provide literacy-based intervention in schools and districts, including those at risk of or determined to be underperforming under section 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws
$400,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7010-0033
For a literacy and early literacy grant programs; provided, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for Reading Recovery; provided further, that programs shall provide ongoing evaluation of outcomes; provided further, that programs receiving funding through this item shall document the outcomes of the programs; and provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for public schools in the town of Hopkinton
$2,200,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7027-0019
For school-to-career connecting activities; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of elementary and secondary education, in cooperation with the executive office of labor and workforce development and the state workforce investment board, may establish and support a public-private partnership to link high school students with economic and learning opportunities on the job as part of the school-to-career transition program; provided further, that this program may include the award of matching grants to workforce investment boards or other local public-private partnerships involving local community job commitments and work site learning opportunities for students; provided further, that the grants shall require at least a 200 per cent match in wages for the students from private sector participants; provided further, that the program shall include, but not be limited to, a provision that business leaders commit resources to pay salaries, to provide mentoring and instruction on the job and to work closely with teachers; provided further, that public funds shall pay for the costs of connecting schools and businesses to ensure that students serve productively on the job; provided further, that not less than $150,000 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; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a grant program to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, programs at vocational technical high school programs; provided further, that grants may be used to support school partnerships with startups, technology industry stakeholders, institutions of higher education, municipalities and other technology innovation stakeholders, including but not limited to nonprofit entities, to connect vocational technical high school students from demographics that are underrepresented in the innovation technology sector to careers and entrepreneurial opportunities within that sector; provided further, that grants shall be awarded through a competitive process established by the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that preference shall be given in awarding these funds to districts that serve a high percentage of high-needs students; provided further, that not less than $48,750 shall be expended for the continued operation of a pilot program at the Blackstone Valley Education Foundation to provide collaboration between public school districts and area manufacturers; and provided further, that no less than $250,000 shall be provided for a culinary arts program at South Hadley high school to provide vocational training to students
$3,398,750
7027-1004
For English language acquisition professional development to improve the academic performance of English language learners and effectively implement sheltered English immersion as outlined in chapter 71A of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended for the Rethinking Equity and Teaching for English Language Learners initiative or RETELL; provided further, that the department shall, not later than January 17, 2017, provide a report on the number of educators who have received such training since the passage of said chapter 71A, the estimated number who need such additional training, a review and analysis of the most effective types of professional development and the most common gaps in the knowledge base of educators implementing English immersion and teaching English language acquisition, along with legislative or regulatory recommendations of the department; provided further, that said report shall be provided to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
$1,743,981
7028-0031
For the expenses of school-age children in institutional schools under section 12 of chapter 71B of the General Laws; provided, that the department may provide special education services to eligible inmates in houses of correction; and provided further, that the department of youth services shall continue to collaborate with the department of elementary and secondary education in order to align curriculum at the department of youth services with the statewide curriculum frameworks and to ease the reintegration of youth from facilities at the department of youth services into regular public school settings
$8,126,495
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7035-0002
For the provision and improvement of adult basic education services; provided, that grants shall be distributed to a diverse network of organizations which have demonstrated commitment and effectiveness in the provision of such services and that are selected competitively by the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that the grants shall support the successful transition of students from other adult basic education programs to community college certificate and degree-granting programs; provided further, that the grants shall be contingent upon satisfactory levels of performance as defined and determined by the department; provided further, that grants shall not be considered an entitlement to a grant recipient; provided further, that the department shall consult with community colleges and other service providers in establishing and implementing content, performance and professional standards and fund professional development for adult basic education programs and services; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for Operation ABLE of Greater Boston, Inc. to provide basic workforce and skills training, employment services and job re-entry support to older workers; provided further, that $50,000 shall be allocated to the Lawrence Family Development and Education Fund, Inc. to assist in citizenship education, citizenship application assistance, English as a second language classes and computer training for low-income adults; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Casa Dominicana of Lawrence to assist with citizenship, high school equivalency testing, and English as a second language classes for low-income adults; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Family Services of the Merrimack Valley to provide English as a second language classes, college preparation, high school equivalency testing and citizenship classes for low-income adults
$29,468,517
7035-0006
For reimbursements to regional school districts for the transportation of pupils; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commonwealth’s obligation shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this item
$61,021,000
7035-0007
For reimbursements to cities, towns, regional vocational or county agricultural school districts, independent vocational schools or collaboratives for certain expenditures for transportation of nonresident pupils to approved vocational-technical programs of any regional or county agricultural school district, city, town, independent school or collaborative under section 8A of chapter 74 of the General Laws; provided, that if the amount appropriated is insufficient to fully fund said section 8A of said chapter 74, initial reimbursements made by the department of elementary and secondary education may be prorated by the department to all eligible cities, towns, regional vocational or county agricultural school districts, independent vocational schools or collaboratives; and provided further, that upon a determination by the department that the funds appropriated in this item are insufficient to meet the commonwealth’s full obligation under said section 8A of said chapter 74, the department shall, within 10 days, notify the secretary of administration and finance, the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means of the amount needed to fully fund the obligation
$250,000
7035-0008
For reimbursements to cities, towns and regional school districts for the cost of transportation of nonresident pupils as required by the federal McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, Public Law 100-77, as amended; provided, that the department shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than March 15, 2017, a preliminary estimate of the costs eligible for reimbursement under this item in fiscal year 2018; and provided further, that the commonwealth’s obligation shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this item
$8,350,000
7035-0035
For a competitively bid, statewide performance-based, integrated program to increase participation and performance in advanced placement courses, particularly among underserved populations, to prepare students for college and career success in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and English; provided, that these funds shall support all of the following program elements for each school: (i) open access to courses; (ii) equipment and supplies for new and expanded advanced placement courses; (iii) support for the costs of advanced placement exams; and (iv) support for student study sessions; provided further, that these funds may support teacher professional development, including a College Board-endorsed advanced placement summer institute for math, science and English advanced placement teachers; provided further, that the program shall provide a matching amount of at least $1,000,000 in private funding for direct support of educators and other uses; provided further, that funds shall be disbursed by the beginning of the 2016-2017 school year to cover costs expended between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017; provided further, that this program shall work in conjunction with an existing, separately funded, statewide pre-advanced placement program; and provided further, that funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
$2,700,000
7053-1909
For reimbursements to cities and towns for partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children, including partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children under section 6 of chapter 548 of the acts of 1948, and for supplementing funds allocated for the special milk program; provided, that authorized payments in the aggregate for partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children shall not exceed the required state revenue match contained in the National School Lunch Act, 42 U.S.C. 1751 et seq, as amended, and implementing regulations
$5,426,986
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7053-1925
For the school breakfast program for public and nonpublic schools and for grants to improve summer food programs during the summer school vacation period; provided, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 7053-1925 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for a grant with Project Bread-The Walk for Hunger, Inc. to enhance and expand the summer food service outreach program and the school breakfast outreach program; provided further, that within the summer food program, priority shall be given to extending the programs for the full summer vacation period and promoting increased participation in the programs; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall solicit proposals from returning sponsors and school food authorities in time for implementation of the grant program during the summer of 2017; provided further, that the grants shall only be awarded to sponsors who can demonstrate their intent to offer full summer programs or increase participation; provided further, that the department shall require sufficient reporting from each grantee to measure the success of the grant program; provided further, that the department shall select grantees for the program authorized by this item not later than March 29, 2017; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the universal school breakfast program through which all children in schools receiving funds under the program shall be provided free, nutritious breakfasts; provided further, that subject to regulations of the board of education that specify time and learning standards, breakfasts shall be served during regular school hours; provided further, that participation shall be limited to those elementary schools mandated to serve breakfast under section 1C of chapter 69 of the General Laws where 60 per cent or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced price meals under the federally-funded school meals program; provided further, that the department shall select school sites for programs authorized by this item not later than November 10, 2016 and shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the preliminary results of these grants not later than January 5, 2017; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a grant for the Chefs in Schools program, operated by Project Bread-The Walk for Hunger, Inc; provided further, that the department shall partner with the Eos Foundation to offer breakfast in the classroom programming in districts providing free or reduced lunch to at least 60 per cent of the district student population; and provided further, that nothing in the universal school breakfast program shall give rise to legal rights in any party or enforceable entitlement to services, prior appropriation continued
$4,671,322
7061-0008
For school aid to cities, towns, regional school districts, counties maintaining agricultural schools, independent vocational schools and independent agricultural and technical schools to be distributed under chapters 70 and 76 of the General Laws and section 3
$4,628,013,618
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7061-0012
For the reimbursement of extraordinary special education costs under section 5A of chapter 71B of the General Laws; provided, that reimbursements shall be prorated so that the expenses of this item do not exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that upon receipt by the department of elementary and secondary education of required special education cost reports from school districts, the department shall reimburse districts based on fiscal year 2016 claims; provided further, that the department may expend funds to continue and expand voluntary residential placement prevention programs between the department of elementary and secondary education and other departments within the executive office of health and human services that develop community-based support services for children and their families; provided further, that the department shall provide not less than $6,500,000 to the department of developmental services for the voluntary residential placement prevention program; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall fully cooperate in providing information and assistance necessary for the department of developmental services to maximize federal reimbursement and to effectively serve students in less restrictive settings; provided further, that the department shall expend funds: (i) to provide books in accessible synthetic audio format which are made available through the federal National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard-National Instructional Materials Access Center, or NIMAS-NIMAC, book repository; and (ii) for outreach to and training of teachers and students on the use of NIMAS-NIMAC and the use of human speech audio digital textbooks; provided further, that the department shall expend funds for the costs of borrowing audio textbooks by special education students; provided further, that funds may be expended for the monitoring and follow-up activities of the department’s complaint management system, review and approval of local educational authority applications and local school districts’ compliance with the requirements of part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended in 2004, by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, Public Law 108-446, 20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq. in the provision of special education and related services to children with disabilities; provided further, that funds may be expended to administer the reimbursements funded herein; provided further, that funds may be expended to reimburse districts for extraordinary increases in costs incurred during fiscal year 2017 which would be reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B; provided further, that reimbursements for current year costs shall be limited to school districts which experience increases of greater than 25 per cent from costs reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B and incurred during fiscal year 2016 to costs reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B and incurred during fiscal year 2017 or other cases of extraordinary hardship where special education costs increase in relationship to total district costs as the department may define through regulations or guidelines; provided further, that reimbursements for current year costs shall be allocated as one-time grants and shall not decrease reimbursements in the following fiscal year; provided further, that the department shall conduct audits of fiscal year 2016 claims; provided further, that if the claims are found to be inaccurate, the department shall recalculate the fiscal year 2017 reimbursement amount and adjust the third and fourth quarter payments to the districts to reflect the new reimbursement amount; provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 26, 2017 on the results of the audit; provided further, that the department shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2017 a preliminary estimate of the costs eligible for reimbursement through this item in fiscal year 2018; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for school districts in which special education costs exceed 25 per cent of the total district costs and in which tuition and other circuit-breaker eligible costs for placements at an approved private school located within the district exceed both $1,000,000 and 25 per cent of all tuition and other circuit-breaker eligible costs for placements at approved private schools; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for peer-to-peer inclusion programs for students with intellectual disabilities through Best Buddies Massachusetts
$277,281,180
7061-0029
For the office of school and district accountability established in section 55A of chapter 15 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding said section 55A of said chapter 15, the office shall perform not less than 20 school district audits for fiscal year 2017
$890,322
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7061-0033
For a reserve to assist towns negatively impacted by shortfalls in federal impact aid for the education of children in families employed by the federal government on military reservations located within the towns’ limits; provided, that funds may be expended on membership dues for the Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children, pursuant to chapter 15E of the General Laws; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be made available to the town of Lincoln to mitigate the costs of educating the children of retired-military families
$1,400,000
7061-9010
For fiscal year 2017 reimbursements to certain cities, towns and regional school districts of charter school tuition and the per-pupil capital needs component included in the charter school tuition amount for commonwealth charter schools, as calculated under subsections (ff) and (gg) of section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding said subsection (ff) of said section 89 of said chapter 71, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the per-pupil capital needs component of the commonwealth charter school tuition rate for fiscal year 2017 shall be $893; and provided further, that if the amount appropriated is insufficient to fully fund all reimbursements required by said section 89 of said chapter 71, the department shall fund the reimbursements in accordance with the following priorities: (i) the per-pupil capital needs component; (ii) the 100 per cent increase reimbursement; and (iii) the 25 per cent increase reimbursements, by year, from most recent to oldest
$80,500,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7061-9011
For competitive grants to school districts for the planning, implementation and enhancement of Innovation Schools as defined in section 92 of chapter 71 of the General Laws; provided, that in the case of planning grants, applicants shall have received approval of the Innovation School prospectus from the screening committee established pursuant to subsection (h) of said section 92 of said chapter 71; provided further, that in the case of implementation grants, the applicant shall have received final approval of the Innovation School from the local school committee; provided further, that an Innovation School seeking to enhance its Innovation School plan shall have demonstrated that the program is meeting the school’s measureable annual goals and shall have a compelling plan for enhancing its Innovation School plan; and provided further, that priority shall be given to schools proposed in level 3 and level 4 districts; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Medway public schools
$350,000
7061-9200
For the department’s education data analysis and support for local districts
$770,481
7061-9400
For student and school assessment, including the administration of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam established by the board of elementary and secondary education pursuant to sections 1D and 1I of chapter 69 of the General Laws and for grants to school districts to develop portfolio assessments for use in individual classrooms as an enhancement to student assessment; provided, that as much as is practicable, especially in the case of students whose performance is difficult to assess using conventional methods, the instruments shall include consideration of work samples and projects and shall facilitate authentic and direct gauges of student performance; provided further, that the portfolio assessments shall not replace the statewide standardized assessment based on the curriculum frameworks; provided further, that funds may be expended for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exam; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall expend funds for school and student assessment in accordance with the determination made by the board of elementary and secondary education as to the method of assessment in the 2016-2017 school year; and provided further, that all school assessments shall center on the academic standards embodied in the curriculum frameworks and shall involve gauges which shall be relevant and meaningful to students, parents, teachers, administrators and taxpayers pursuant to the first paragraph of said section 1I of said chapter 69
$25,720,227
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7061-9401
For the center for collaborative education; provided, that the center shall manage an alternative assessment pilot program that shall be administered under contract with Massachusetts Consortium for Innovative Education Assessment; and provided further, that the consortium shall develop and pilot a comprehensive system for assessing student and school performance over a period of 3 years and issue an annual report and a final report that includes recommendations to the commissioner of elementary and secondary education and to members of the joint committee on education
$350,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7061-9406
For a statewide college and career readiness program implemented by JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, to reduce the number of remedial developmental courses students are required to take at community colleges; provided, that JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, shall (i) maintain the JFYNet college and career readiness program to administer the ACCUPLACER diagnostic and college placement tests in high schools; (ii) provide individualized online instructional curricula to strengthen the skills measured by the tests; and (iii) administer final ACCUPLACER placement tests to measure student progress and program outcomes; provided further, that passing scores shall be reported to community colleges ensuring student placement in credit-earning courses; provided further, that JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, shall coordinate with the 15 community colleges to identify not more than 5 high schools per community college that shall send students to the program; and provided further, that JFYNetworks, A Nonprofit Corporation, shall receive not less than the amount appropriated in line item 7061-9404 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 for the purposes of providing academic support for students who have not yet earned a competency determination on the MCAS examination
$700,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7061-9408
For targeted intervention to schools and districts at risk of or determined to be underperforming or chronically underperforming under sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws, including schools and districts which have been placed in levels 3, 4 or 5 of the state’s framework for accountability and assistance pursuant to departmental regulations; provided, that no funds shall be expended in any school or district that fails to file a comprehensive district plan pursuant to section 1I of said chapter 69; provided further, that the department shall only approve reform plans with proven, replicable results in improving student performance; provided further, that in carrying out this item, the department may contract with school support specialists, turnaround partners and such other external assistance as is needed in the expert opinion of the commissioner of elementary and secondary education to successfully turn around failing school and district performance; provided further, that no funds shall be expended on targeted intervention unless the department has approved, as part of the comprehensive district improvement plan, a professional development plan which addresses the needs of the district as determined by the department; provided further, that funds may be expended for the purchase of instructional materials pursuant to section 57 of chapter 15 of the General Laws; provided further, that no funds shall be expended on instructional materials except where the purchase of such materials is part of a comprehensive plan to align the school or district curriculum with the Massachusetts curriculum frameworks; provided further, that preference in distributing funds shall be given to proposals which coordinate reform efforts within all schools in a district in order to prevent conflicts between multiple reforms and interventions among the schools; provided further, that the department shall issue a report not later than January 9, 2017 describing and analyzing all intervention and targeted assistance efforts funded by this item; provided further, that the report shall be provided to the secretary of administration and finance, the senate president, the speaker of the house, the chairs of the house and senate ways and means committees, and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education; provided further, that no funds shall be expended on recurring school or school district expenditures unless the department and school district have developed a long-term plan to fund such expenditures from the district’s operational budget; provided further, that for the purposes of this item, appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months; provided further, that any funds distributed from this item to a city, town or regional school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; provided further, the department shall give priority to programs that have the capacity to serve not less than 25 per cent of a district’s middle school population and provide documentation of a minimum of $1 in private sector, local or federal funds for every $1 in state funds; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the continuation of the parent engagement program under item 7061-9408 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a supplemental science program for the Randolph public schools
$7,691,120
7061-9412
For grants to cities, towns and regional school districts for planning and implementing expanded learning time in the form of longer school days or school years at selected schools; provided, that implementation grants shall only be provided under this item to schools and districts that submitted qualifying applications which were approved by the department in fiscal year 2016 and include a minimum of an additional 300 hours on a mandatory basis for all children attending that school; provided further, that in approving expanded learning time implementation grant applications, preference shall be given to districts with high poverty rates or a high percentage of students scoring in levels 1 or 2 on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam, districts with proposals that have the greatest potential for districtwide impact, districts that plan to utilize partnerships with community-based organizations and institutions of higher education and districts with proposals that include a comprehensive restructuring of the entire school day or year to maximize the use of the additional learning time; provided further, that the department shall approve implementation proposals that include an appropriate mix of additional time spent on core academics, additional time spent on enrichment opportunities, including small group tutoring, homework help, music, art, sports, physical activity, health and wellness programs, project-based experiential learning and additional time for teacher preparation or professional development; provided further, that the department shall only approve implementation proposals that assume not more than $1,300 per pupil per year in future state appropriations of expanded learning time implementation funds; provided further, that in extraordinary cases, the department may exceed the $1,300 per pupil per year limit; provided further, that the department shall review all qualified proposals and award approved grants not later than August 15, 2016; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
$14,174,528
7061-9601
For the department of elementary and secondary education; provided, that the department shall expend funds not to exceed $1,746,349 for teacher preparation and certification from fees related to such service; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department shall 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
$1,746,349
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7061-9611
For grants or subsidies for after-school and out-of-school programs; provided, that preference shall be given to after-school proposals developed collaboratively by public and non-public schools and private community based programs; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall fund only those applications which contain accountability systems and measurable outcomes, under guidelines to be determined by the department in consultation with the department of early education and care; provided further, that applicants shall detail funds received from all public sources for existing after-school and out-of-school programs and the types of programs and students served by the funds; provided further, that funds from this item may be used for a variety of activities, including, but not limited to: (a) academic tutoring and homework centers where content is linked to and based on the curriculum guidelines promulgated by said department; (b) programs which improve the health of students, including physical activities, athletics, nutrition and health education and exercise; (c) art, theater, and music programs developed in collaboration with the Massachusetts cultural council, local cultural councils or cultural organizations in the commonwealth funded by the Massachusetts cultural council; (d) enrichment activities not otherwise provided during the school day; (e) advanced study for the gifted and talented; and (f) community service programs; provided further, that funds shall be expended for services that actively include children with disabilities in after school programs that also serve non-disabled children and services that include children where English is a second language; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall consult with the executive office of health and human services and the department of early education and care to maximize the provision of wrap-around services and to coordinate programs and services for children and youth during after-school and out-of-school time programs; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall select grant recipients not later than September 29, 2016 and shall report on the preliminary results of said grants not later than January 11, 2017 to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months; provided further, that funds shall be expended to convene regional networks to work with the department of elementary and secondary education and the department of early education and care to support the implementation of school and community partnerships; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Resiliency for Life program to support academic intervention and dropout prevention; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for Steps to Success, Inc. in the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be allocated to Beyond Soccer, Inc. to provide innovative health, athletic and leadership programming for low-income youths in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the operation of a pilot sharing program designed to provide school districts with funds to partner with local community-based organizations and to share identifiable student data to the extent allowed by 34 CFR 99.31 et. seq.; provided further, that the pilot program shall continue for up to 3 years; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall suggest 2 school districts to participate in the pilot program; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis on the pilot sharing program; provided further, that the afterschool and out-of-school time coordinating council shall submit a report to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the effects of the data sharing pilot on students participating in programs partnered with the school districts; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be granted to the Cape Verdean Association of Brockton’s YEP! We Can Summer Program for programming for financially disadvantaged children; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Museum and Art Center, Inc. to provide a computer laboratory and arts library for financially disadvantaged children in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Recreation Worcester program; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Yes We Care/Torch Training program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Youth Court programs of New Bedford and Fall River to support juvenile diversion programs based on the principles of peer-led restorative justice; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the department of community services in the city of New Bedford to establish an after-school STEAM Design Academy for Girls pilot program; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Bird Street Community Center in Boston
$2,955,000
7061-9612
For the implementation of subsection (f) of section 1P of chapter 69 of the General Laws to create safe and supportive school environments; provided, that funds shall be expended for the safe and supportive schools grant program and for a full-time staff member devoted to carrying out the responsibilities as provided in said subsection (f) of said section 1P of said chapter 69; provided further, that funds shall be expended for statewide and regional conferences, expert technological assistance in upgrading the usability of the online self-assessment tool and an evaluation of the grant program; provided further, that grants shall be awarded to school and district teams that create schoolwide action plans based on all the elements of the safe and supportive schools framework and self-assessment tool; provided further, that grant awards shall be allocated by the department to schools and districts by November 1, 2016; provided further, that districts shall create district plans that support recipient schools; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2018
$400,000
7061-9619
For the purpose of funding the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology; provided, that the institute shall have access to the Massachusetts education computer system; and provided further, that the institute may join the state buying consortium
$1
7061-9626
For grants and contracts with youth-build programs to provide comprehensive youth-build services
$2,000,000
7061-9634
For the Mass Mentoring Partnership, Inc. which shall be responsible for administering a competitive statewide grant program for public and private agencies to start or expand youth mentoring programs according to current best practices and for purposes including advancing academic performance, self-esteem, social competence and workforce development; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall transfer the amount appropriated in this item to the Mass Mentoring Partnership, Inc. for these grants; provided further, that in order to be eligible to receive funds from this item, each public or private agency shall provide a matching amount equal to $1 for every $1 disbursed from this item; and provided further, that the Mass Mentoring Partnership, Inc. shall submit a report, not later than March 16, 2017, detailing the impact of grants, expenditure of funds and the amount and source of matching funds raised to the department of elementary and secondary education
$500,000
7061-9810
For regional bonus aid under subsection (g) of section 16D of chapter 71 of the General Laws
$110,000
7061-9812
For evidence-based, adult-focused child sexual abuse prevention initiatives that provide technical assistance to schools to: (i) organize local coalitions dedicated to preventing child sexual abuse in schools; (ii) recruit, train and certify local volunteers to provide free prevention education for parents, students and school professionals; and (iii) strengthen the core standards of schools around the screening of prospective employees, the development of codes of conduct, the assessment and modification of physical spaces to reduce opportunities for sexual abuse, the responding to and reporting of boundary-violating behaviors and suspected acts of sexual abuse and the training of staff and volunteers on ways to prevent adult perpetration and child-on-child sexual abuse
$150,000

Department of Higher Education.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7066-0000
For the operation of the department of higher education; provided, that the department shall recommend savings proposals that permit institutions of public higher education to achieve administrative and program cost reductions, resource re-allocation and program re-assessment and to utilize resources otherwise available to such institutions; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for the state university internship incentive program established in item 7066-0000 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012; provided further, that the commonwealth shall contribute funds to each institution in an amount necessary to match private contributions in the current fiscal year to the institution's internship incentive program; provided further, that the commonwealth's contribution shall be equal to $1 for every $1 privately contributed to each university's board of trustees or foundation; provided further, that the maximum total contributions from the commonwealth shall be no greater than the amount appropriated herein; provided further, that funds from this program shall not result in direct or indirect reduction in the commonwealth's appropriations to the institutions for operations, scholarships, financial aid or any state appropriation and the department shall promulgate regulations and criteria for the program; provided further, that in order to meet the estimated costs of employee fringe benefits provided by the commonwealth on account of employees of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and the University of Massachusetts Building Authority and in order to meet the estimated cost of heat, light, power and other services, if any, to be furnished by the commonwealth to projects of these authorities, the boards of trustees of the community colleges, state universities and the University of Massachusetts shall transfer to the General Fund, from the funds received from the operations of the projects, the costs, if any, as shall be incurred by the commonwealth for these purposes in the current fiscal year as determined by the appropriate building authority, verified by the commissioner of higher education and approved by the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that funds from this account shall be expended for the office of coordination; provided further, that funds from this account may be expended for the commonwealth’s share of the cost of the compact for education; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the office of trustee relations
$3,041,274
7066-0009
For the New England Board of Higher Education
$183,250
7066-0016
For a program of financial aid to support the matriculation of certain persons at public and private institutions of higher learning; provided, that only persons in the custody of the department of children and families under a care and protection petition upon reaching the age of 18 or persons in the custody of the department matriculating at such an institution at an earlier age, shall qualify for such aid; provided further, that no such person shall be required to remain in the custody of the department beyond age 18 to qualify for such aid; provided further, that this aid shall not exceed $6,000 per recipient per year; and provided further, that this aid shall be granted after exhausting all other sources of financial support
$1,075,299
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7066-0019
For the department of higher education to support the dual enrollment program allowing qualified high school students to take college courses; provided, that public higher education institutions may offer courses in high schools in addition to courses offered at the institutions or online if the number of students is sufficient; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for high school students enrolled at Holyoke Community College
$1,050,000
7066-0020
For the nursing and allied health workforce development initiative to develop and support strategies that increase the number of public higher education faculty members and students who participate in programs that support careers in fields related to nursing and allied health; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred to the Massachusetts Nursing and Allied Health Workforce Development Trust Fund established in section 33 of chapter 305 of the acts of 2008; and provided further, that funds shall be transferred to the fund according to an allotment schedule adopted by the executive office for administration and finance
$200,000
7066-0021
For reimbursement to public institutions of higher education for foster and adopted child fee waivers under section 19 of chapter 15A of the General Laws; provided, that no funds shall be distributed from this item prior to certification by the state universities, community colleges and the University of Massachusetts of the actual amount of tuition and fees waived for foster and adopted children attending public institutions of higher education under said section 19 of said chapter 15A that would otherwise have been retained by the campuses according to procedures and regulations promulgated by the board of higher education
$4,530,949
7066-0024
For the school of excellence program at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute; provided, that every effort shall be made to recruit and serve equal numbers of male and female students; provided further, that sending districts of students attending the Institute shall not be required to expend any funds for the cost of these students while in attendance at the Institute; provided further, that the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute shall provide professional development activities at the school located at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, including salary and benefits for teachers and visiting scholars; provided further, that the academy shall file a report with the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 26, 2017 detailing the professional development activities; and provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall provide a subsidy to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute to operate a school of excellence in mathematics and science
$1,400,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7066-0025
For the Performance Management Set Aside incentive program for the University of Massachusetts, the state universities and the community colleges; provided, that these funds shall be distributed by the commissioner of higher education to public institutions of higher education through a competitive grant process based on priorities determined by the department of higher education in pursuit of operational efficiency and goals articulated in the commonwealth’s vision project; provided further, that priorities may include support of workforce programs that train students for high-quality employment and for outreach programs that engage surrounding communities with high-quality educational programs; provided further, that the department of higher education shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 26, 2017, detailing campuses receiving funds through this item and the criteria used to award funds; and provided further, that for the purposes of this item, appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
$2,750,000
7066-0036
For science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Starter Academy programs to be implemented through the department of higher education at the Massachusetts community colleges to benefit student populations identified by the department as having expressed a high level of interest in STEM majors and STEM careers and yet are underperforming on STEM academic assessments; provided, that the STEM Starter Academy program shall incorporate best practice design elements from established STEM career pathways initiatives including, but not limited to, those recognized by the Massachusetts’ Plan for Excellence in STEM Education and any subsequent STEM plans recognized by the department; provided further, that the STEM Starter Academy shall incorporate employer and industry collaboration to address workforce needs in high-demand fields, industry contextualized STEM curriculum, embedded mathematics and English language remediation and student supports and other STEM education research-based strategies that promote enrollment, enhance retention and increase post-secondary graduation rates and pathways to job placement or transfer to four-year degree programs; provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months; and provided further, that the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on higher education and the joint committee on education shall receive an evaluation of this program and its impact no later than September 29, 2017
$4,750,000
7066-0040
For adult college transition services focused on low-income and entry-level workers; provided, that funds shall be awarded competitively by the board of higher education to adult basic education providers, including local education agencies, community-based organizations, community colleges and correctional facilities with recognized success in bridging academic gaps of underserved populations and resulting in college entrance, retention and completion; provided further, that program awardees shall report to the department of higher education on attendees' successful transition to college and that the program shall deliver to the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2017, an evaluation of the program and its impact on student achievement, particularly as it relates to closing achievement gaps; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
$250,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7066-1221
For the administration of the community college workforce grant advisory committee; provided, that funding shall be expended on the community college workforce training incentive grant program established in section 15F of chapter 15A of the General Laws
$750,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7066-1400
For additional operational funding for state universities for efforts which advance the goals of the commonwealth vision project; provided, that funds from this account shall be distributed in accordance with the funding formula in line item 7066-1400 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that funding from this item shall be contingent upon approval of the funding formula by the board of higher education; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2017 the state universities shall report on the total balance in all budgeted and off-budget funds; and provided further, that the allocation of funds shall be approved by the board of higher education
$2,477,908
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7070-0065
For a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to Massachusetts students enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in any approved public or independent college, university, school of nursing or any other approved institution furnishing a program of higher education; provided, that funds from this item may be expended on the administration of the scholarship program; provided further, that the commissioner of higher education, in coordination with the Massachusetts state scholarship office, shall adopt guidelines governing the eligibility and the awarding of financial assistance; provided further, that not less than $100,000, in addition to the $154,000 program dollars expended for the Washington Center – Massachusetts Initiative Internship program from this line-item in fiscal year 2016, shall be expended for the program in fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that funds from this item shall be made available for early educator scholarships in an amount not less than the amount made available in fiscal year 2016
$95,632,559
7070-0066
For a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to students from the commonwealth who are enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in the University of Massachusetts, state universities and community colleges designated by the board of higher education to be a training program for an in-demand profession as defined by the executive office of labor and workforce development’s study on labor market conditions; provided, that funds from this item may be expended on the administration of the scholarship program; and provided further, that the commissioner of higher education, in coordination with the Massachusetts state scholarship office, shall adopt guidelines governing the eligibility and the awarding of financial assistance
$500,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7077-0023
For a contract with the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University; provided, that funds shall be expended under a resident veterinary tuition remission plan as approved by the commissioner of higher education for supportive veterinary services provided to the commonwealth; provided further, that prior year costs may be paid from this item; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall support bioterrorism prevention research related to diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans, in consultation with Massachusetts emergency authorities; and provided further, that the school may work in consultation with the Norfolk county agricultural high school on veterinary programs
$5,000,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7100-4000
For funding to community college campuses in the commonwealth; provided, that funds shall be expended for the continued implementation of community college reform, for continued initiatives to strengthen the connections between the colleges, local businesses and regional workforce investment boards and to improve workforce training at the colleges; provided further, that funding shall be allocated among the campuses using the formula developed by the commissioner of higher education in consultation with the secretaries of education, labor and workforce development and housing and economic development; and provided further, that the allocation of funds shall be approved by the board of higher education
$2,695,864
7520-0424
For a health and welfare reserve for eligible personnel employed at the community colleges and state universities
$5,481,664

University of Massachusetts.

7100-0200
For the operation of the University of Massachusetts; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the university may establish and organize auxiliary organizations, subject to policies, rules and regulations adopted by the board, to provide essential functions which are integral to the educational mission of the university; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the university may enter into leases of real property without prior approval of the division of capital asset management and maintenance; provided further, that the University of Massachusetts shall expend funds for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Cranberry Station; provided further, that the University of Massachusetts shall expend funds for the operation of the Massachusetts office of public collaboration at the University of Massachusetts at Boston, for capital lease payments from the University of Massachusetts to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency and for annual operations of the advanced technology and manufacturing center in Fall River; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the operation of the Future of Work Research Initiative at the University of Massachusetts Labor Centers at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses
$508,292,447
7100-0700
For the operation of the community mediation center grant program administered by the office of public collaboration at the University of Massachusetts at Boston pursuant to section 47 of chapter 75 of the General Laws
$750,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7100-0801
For the Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund established in section 45B of chapter 75 of the General Laws
$200,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7100-0900
For the University of Massachusetts Medical School to enhance economic development by supporting innovative programs of excellence in medical research, facilitating commercialization of research and attracting and retaining world-class research scientists; provided, that funding from this line item shall supplement and shall not supplant funding to the medical school from line item 7100-0200
$250,000

State Universities.

7109-0100
For Bridgewater State University
$43,592,400
7110-0100
For Fitchburg State University
$29,109,894
7112-0100
For Framingham State University
$27,637,347
7113-0100
For the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
$16,158,085
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7113-0101
For MCLA Gallery 51 at the Berkshire Cultural Resource Center in the city of North Adams to be administered by the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
$75,000
7114-0100
For Salem State University
$44,004,594
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7115-0100
For Westfield State University; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be made available to develop a Military Center for Excellence on the campus of Westfield State University that shall serve as a one-stop service center for military and veteran students and their families
$26,875,492
7116-0100
For Worcester State University
$26,368,898
7117-0100
For the Massachusetts College of Art
$17,899,354
7118-0100
For the Massachusetts Maritime Academy; provided, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to reimburse the academy for the costs of a tidal generator marine hydrokinetic turbine that was purchased pursuant to line item 7118-0101 in chapter 287 of the acts of  2014
$16,344,745

Community Colleges.

7502-0100
For Berkshire Community College
$10,777,744
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7503-0100
For Bristol Community College; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be made available for the operation of the Veteran Educational Services Center located at Bristol Community College
$20,578,333
7504-0100
For Cape Cod Community College
$12,096,928
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7505-0100
For Greenfield Community College; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Hampshire County programming
$10,253,490
7506-0100
For Holyoke Community College
$19,807,113
7507-0100
For Massachusetts Bay Community College
$15,823,504
7508-0100
For Massasoit Community College
$20,742,077
7509-0100
For Mount Wachusett Community College
$14,294,497
7510-0100
For Northern Essex Community College
$19,371,874
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
7510-0200
For Northern Essex Community College Expansion Programs
$1,000,000
7511-0100
For North Shore Community College
$21,136,928
7512-0100
For Quinsigamond Community College
$20,318,287
7514-0100
For Springfield Technical Community College
$24,785,093
7515-0100
For Roxbury Community College
$10,438,392
7515-0120
For the operation of the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College
$900,000
7515-0121
For the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College; provided, that the college may expend an amount not to exceed $529,843 received from fees, rentals and facility expenses associated with the running and operation of national track meets, high school track meets, high school dual meets, Roxbury Community College athletic events and other special athletic events, conferences, meetings and programs; provided further, that only expenses for contracted services associated with these events, event staff, utilities, and for the capital needs of the facility shall be funded from this item; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the college 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
$529,843
7516-0100
For Middlesex Community College
$23,015,565
7518-0100
For Bunker Hill Community College
$25,396,615

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY.

Office of the Secretary.

8000-0038
For the operation of a witness protection program under chapter 263A of the General Laws
$250,000
8000-0070
For the research and analysis of the committee on criminal justice; provided, that funds may be expended to support the work of the sentencing commission
$129,300
8000-0202
For the purchase and distribution of sexual assault evidence collection kits
$86,882
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
8000-0600
For the office of the secretary, including the highway safety bureau, to provide matching funds for a federal Planning and Administration Grant under 23 U.S.C. § 402 and the costs associated with the implementation of chapter 228 of the acts of 2000; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for The Black Men of Greater Springfield, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Dartmouth for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Valley Youth Center in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Braintree for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Littleton for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Methuen for a public safety study; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Milton for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Randolph for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Springfield for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Waltham for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Watertown for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the Opioid Community Coalition of Falmouth; provided further, that not less than $26,900 shall be expended to the town of Hopedale for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Grafton Public School District for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Mendon for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Hardwick for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Sudbury for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Wakefield for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the town of Salisbury for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Dracut for public safety improvements; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended to the police department in the town of Eastham to be used in conjunction with the towns of Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown to address the traffic safety issues on United States highway route 6 from the rotary in the town of Orleans to the town of Provincetown from May 27 to October 10; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Plainville for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Saugus for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the town of Millbury for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $47,000 shall be expended to the town of Grafton for public safety improvements; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for off-road access for fire and emergency medical services in the town of Ashland; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be provided to the New North Citizens Council in the city of Springfield for C3 and E3 police management in low-income and downtown neighborhoods; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the city of Holyoke for public safety improvements; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Fitchburg for public safety improvements; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for safety improvements for public schools in the town of Oxford; provided further, that not less than $27,000 shall be expended to the town of Upton for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $56,000 shall be expended to the town of Northbridge for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements in the town of Medway; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a new standby generator and public safety upgrades for the town of Blackstone; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the repair and construction of a bridge to allow handicapped access and for the installation of a fish ladder at Herring Run park in the town of Pembroke; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be provided to the city of Everett for computer and technological upgrades in police vehicles; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the police department of the city of Lynn for the department’s behavioral health unit; and provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended to support a matching grant under the federal Bulletproof Vest Partnership grant program
$4,650,207
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8000-0650
For the operation of the multi-agency illegal tobacco task force established in section 40 of chapter 64C of the General Laws
$1,000,090 $600,000
8000-1001
For the Boston Regional Intelligence Center, or BRIC, to upgrade, expand and integrate technology and protocols related to antiterrorism, anticrime, anti-gang and emergency response; provided, that intelligence developed shall be shared with the BRIC communities and other state, municipal and federal agencies as necessary; and provided further, that the BRIC shall provide technology required to access the intelligence with its municipal partners, the department of state police, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Massachusetts Port Authority and appropriate federal agencies to assure maximum interagency collaboration for public safety and homeland security
$1,000,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8000-1700
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of public safety and security
$20,791,844 $20,581,825

Chief Medical Examiner.

8000-0105
For the operation of the office of the chief medical examiner established in chapter 38 of the General Laws; provided, that the agency shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 16, 2017, detailing the caseload of the office including, but not limited to: (a) the current caseload of the office and the caseload for fiscal year 2016; (b) the number of procedures performed in fiscal year 2016; (c) current turnaround time and backlogs; (d) current response time to scenes; (e) the number of cases completed in fiscal year 2016; (f) progress in accreditation with the national association of medical examiners; (g) progress in identification and completion of reports; and (h) progress in improving delays in decedent release
$9,673,380
8000-0122
For the office of the chief medical examiner which may expend for its operations not more than $3,068,761 in retained revenues collected from fees for services provided by the chief medical examiner; provided, 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 agency 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
$3,068,761

Department of Criminal Justice Information Services.

8000-0110
For the operation of the department of criminal justice information services, including criminal justice information services, criminal offender record information services, firearms support services and victim services; provided, that funds may be expended to enable local housing authorities to have access to criminal offender record information when qualifying applicants for state-assisted housing
$1,600,261
8000-0111
For the operation of the public safety information system and the criminal records review board within the department of criminal justice information services, which may expend for the operation of the office not more than $3,500,000 from fees for services provided by the office; provided, that funding from this item may be retained and expended from fees charged and collected under section 172A of chapter 6 of the General Laws; provided further, that funding from this item may be used to provide education and assistance regarding criminal records pursuant to said section 172A of said chapter 6; provided further, that the commissioner of criminal justice information services may make funds from this item available for a competitive grant process to provide such training and education; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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; and provided further, that any unexpended funds in this item shall not revert but shall be made available for the purpose of this item until June 30, 2018
$3,500,000

Sex Offender Registry.

8000-0125
For the operation of the sex offender registry including, but not limited to, the costs of maintaining a computerized registry system and the classification of persons subject to the registry; provided, that the registration fee paid by convicted sex offenders under section 178Q of chapter 6 of the General Laws shall be retained and expended by the sex offender registry board
$4,138,153

Department of State Police.

8100-0006
For private police details; provided, that the department may expend up to $27,500,000 in revenues collected from fees charged for private police details and for the costs of administering such details; 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 department 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
$27,500,000
8100-0012
For the department of state police which may expend for the costs of security services provided by state police officers, including overtime and administrative costs, not more than $1,050,000 from fees charged for these services; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$1,050,000
8100-0018
For the department of state police which may expend not more than $3,080,000 for certain police activities provided under agreements authorized in this item; provided, that for fiscal year 2017, the colonel of state police may enter into service agreements with the commanding officer or other person in charge of a military reservation of the United States located within the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency and any other service agreements as necessary to enhance the protection of persons, assets and infrastructure from possible external threat or activity; provided further, that the agreements shall establish the responsibilities pertaining to the operation and maintenance of police services including, but not limited to: (a) provisions governing payment to the department for the cost of regular salaries, overtime, retirement and other employee benefits; and (b) provisions governing payment to the department for the cost of furnishings and equipment necessary to provide the police services; provided further, that the department may charge any recipients of police services for the cost of the services under this item; provided further, that the colonel may expend from this item costs associated with joint federal and state law enforcement activities from federal reimbursements received; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$3,080,000
8100-0111
For a grant program to be known as the Senator Charles E. Shannon, Jr. community safety initiative, to be administered by the executive office of public safety and security, to support regional, multidisciplinary approaches to combat gang violence through coordinated programs for prevention and intervention, coordinated law enforcement, including regional gang task forces and regional crime mapping strategies, focused prosecutions and reintegration strategies for ex-convicts; provided, that the secretary of public safety and security shall distribute grant funds through a competitive grant program that gives preference to applications that: (a) demonstrate high levels of youth violence, gang problems and substance abuse in a region; (b) demonstrate a commitment to regional, multijurisdictional strategies to deal with such community safety issues, including written commitments for municipalities, law enforcement agencies, community-based organizations and government agencies to work together; (c) clearly outline a comprehensive plan for municipalities to work with law enforcement, community-based organizations and government agencies to address gang activity; (d) make a written commitment to match grant funds with a 25 per cent match provided by either municipal or private contributions; and (e) identify a local governmental unit to serve as fiscal agent; provided further, that clusters of municipalities, in partnership with nonprofit organizations and other agencies, including district attorneys’ offices, may apply for such grant funds; provided further, that such grant funds shall be considered one-time grants awarded to public agencies and shall not annualize into fiscal year 2018 or subsequent years; provided further, that administrative costs for successful grant applications shall not exceed 4 per cent of the value of the grant; provided further, that no grant funds shall be awarded to the department of state police; provided further, that no grant funds shall be expended on food or beverages; provided further, that the executive office of public safety and security shall publish guidelines and an application for the competitive portion of the grant fund program no later than August 15, 2016; provided further, that grant funds shall be made to applicants no later than December 15, 2016; provided further, that the executive office of public safety and security shall submit a report that details the distribution of grant funds to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means within 60 days of the distribution of said grant funds; and provided further, that the executive office of public safety and security shall not expend more than $100,000 of the sum appropriated in this item for its costs in administering the program
$6,000,000
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
8100-1001
For the administration and operation of the department of state police; provided, that the department shall expend funds from this item to maximize federal grants for the operation of a counter-terrorism unit and the payment of overtime for state police officers; provided further, that the department shall maintain the division of field services which shall include, but not be limited to, the bureau of metropolitan district operations; provided further, that not less than 40 officers shall be provided to the department of conservation and recreation to patrol the watershed property of the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that the department shall enter into an interagency agreement with the department of conservation and recreation to provide police coverage on department properties and parkways; provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item for the administration and operation of an automated fingerprint identification system and for the motor carrier safety assistance program; provided further, that not less than 5 officers shall be provided to the disabled persons protection commission to investigate cases of criminal abuse; provided further, that the creation of a new or an expansion of the existing, statewide communications network shall include the office of law enforcement in the executive office of energy and environmental affairs at no cost to, or compensation from, that office; provided further, that the department may expend funds from this item for the administration of budgetary, procurement, fiscal, human resources, payroll and other administrative services of the office of the chief medical examiner, the municipal police training committee and the criminal justice information services; provided further, that there shall be an investigation and study of traffic details worked by the department of state police in calendar year 2016, including troops A, B, C, D, E, F and H, over the last year, which shall detail, on a monthly basis: the total number of hours worked on traffic details by state police officers; the total amount paid to state police officers for traffic details; the standard hourly rates for traffic details done by state police officers; and the city or town in which traffic details are performed by state police officers; provided further, that the department shall submit the results of said investigation and study to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 31, 2017; provided further, that the department shall execute a service contract with University of Massasachusetts Memorial emergency medical services for not more than $60,000 for emergency and tactical medical support services; provided further, that not less than $1,030,000 shall be expended for the payroll costs of state police-directed patrols; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for Troop A to conduct mounted, directed patrols throughout Revere beach, the Lynn Fells and the Middlesex Fells Reservation Park, along with other identified areas; provided further, that subject to appropriation, communities that received funds for directed patrols in fiscal year 2008 shall receive an equal disbursement of funds in proportion to the current appropriation in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that funds shall be expended for directed patrols at Constitution Beach in East Boston; and provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for additional patrols for the summer season at Wollaston beach and Furnace Brook parkway in the city of Quincy
$284,896,142

State Police Crime Laboratory.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8100-1004
For the operation and related costs of the state police crime laboratory, including the analysis of samples used in the prosecution of controlled substance offenses conducted at the former department of public health facilities; provided, that the analysis of narcotic drug synthetic substitutes, poisons, drugs, medicines and chemicals shall be funded by this item in order to support the law enforcement efforts of the district attorneys, the state police and municipal police departments; provided further, that the practices and procedures of the state police crime laboratory shall be informed by the recommendations of the forensic sciences advisory board; provided further, that the department of state police shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means starting on October 3, 2016 that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the caseload of each lab; (b) all relevant information regarding turnaround time and backlogs by type of case; and (c) the accreditation status of each lab; and provided further, that the department of state police shall maintain a state police crime laboratory in either Hampshire or Hampden county
$20,140,180 $18,986,121
8100-1005
For the analysis of narcotic drug synthetic substitutes, poisons, drugs, medicines and chemicals at the University of Massachusetts medical school in order to support the law enforcement efforts of the district attorneys, the state police and municipal police departments
$411,600

Municipal Police Training Committee.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
8200-0200
For the operation of veteran, reserve and in-service training programs conducted by the municipal police training committee; provided, that under no circumstances shall any expenditures authorized by this item be charged to item 8200-0222; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made, on or after the effective date of this act, which would cause the commonwealth’s obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; and provided further, that no less than $50,000 be provided for towns in Worcester county hosting municipal police training academies
$4,787,750
General Fund 85%
Public Safety Training Fund 15%
8200-0222
For the municipal police training committee which may collect and expend not more than $1,800,000 to provide training to new recruits; provided, that the committee shall charge $3,000 per recruit for the training; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the committee shall charge a fee of $3,000 per person for training programs operated by the committee for all persons who begin training on or after July 1, 2016; provided further, that the fee shall be retained and expended by the committee; provided further, that the trainee or, if the trainee is a recruit, the municipality in which the recruit shall serve, shall provide the fee in full to the committee not later than the first day of orientation for the program in which the trainee or recruit has enrolled; provided further, that no recruit or person shall begin training unless the municipality or the person has provided the fee in full to the committee; provided further, that for recruits of municipalities, upon the completion of the program, the municipality shall deduct the fee from the recruit’s wages in 23 equal monthly installments unless otherwise negotiated between the recruit and the municipality in which the recruit shall serve; provided further, that if a recruit withdraws from the training program before graduation, the committee shall refund the municipality in which the recruit was to have served a portion of the fee according to the following schedule: (a) if a recruit withdraws from the program before the start of week 2, 75 per cent of the payment shall be refunded; (b) if a recruit withdraws from the program after the start of week 2 but before the start of week 3, 50 per cent of the fee shall be refunded; (c) if a recruit withdraws from the program after the start of week 3 but before the start of week 4, 25 per cent of the fee shall be refunded; and (d) if a recruit withdraws after the start of week 4, the fee shall not be refunded; provided further, that a recruit who withdraws from the program shall pay the municipality in which the recruit was to have served the difference between the fee and the amount forfeited by the municipality according to the schedule; provided further, that the schedule shall also apply to trainees other than recruits who enroll in the program; provided further, that no expenditures shall be charged to this item that are not directly related to new recruit training; provided further, that no expenditures shall be charged to this item that are related to chief, veteran, in-service or reserve training or any training not directly related to new recruits; provided further, that the committee shall submit a report on the status of recruit training, including the number of classes, start and end dates of each class, total number of recruits enrolled and graduating in each class, cost per recruit and cost per class for fiscal years 2016 and 2017; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 4, 2017;  and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the committee 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
$1,800,000

Department of Public Safety.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8311-1000
For the administration of the department of public safety, including the division of inspections, the board of building regulations and standards and the architectural access board; provided, that the department may charge fees for amusement operator certification; provided further, that the department shall attempt to employ more than 70 full-time equivalent elevator inspectors, including an additional engineer inspector; including an additional engineer inspector; provided further, that the department shall adopt rules or regulations for the granting of hardship fee exemptions to certain owners or persons in control of a building or domicile in which an elevator is operated; provided further, that the division shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the elevator inspection backlog no later than October 3, 2016; provided further, that the division shall maintain an electronic database that shall include, but not be limited to, the location and a categorical classification of buildings in which inspections are conducted; and provided further, that the division shall inspect all elevators in the state house and the McCormack office building
$4,462,652 $3,062,652
8315-1020
For the department of public safety which may expend not more than $9,491,889 in revenues collected from fees for annual elevator inspections and amusement park ride inspections; provided, that funds shall be expended for the operation of the department, to address the existing elevator inspection backlog and to defray the costs associated with performing overtime elevator inspections; provided further, that the committee shall maintain at a minimum the existing level of elevator inspectors to further manage the existing elevator inspections backlog; provided further, that the department shall make efforts to employ inspectors to perform overnight and weekend inspections during their regular work shifts; provided further, that funds shall be expended for escalator inspections; provided further, that the department shall provide a full waiver of the inspection fee for an individual who requires a wheelchair lift as a medical necessity and whose annual income does not exceed the maximum allowable federal Supplemental Security Income benefit or $7,236 a year, whichever is greater; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$9,491,889
8315-1021
For the department of public safety which may expend an amount not more than $155,150 in revenues from fines collected under section 65 of chapter 143 of the General Laws and fees for appeals of civil fines issued under section 22 of chapter 22 of the General Laws and said section 65 of said chapter 143; provided, that funds shall be expended for the operation of the department in effectuating a procedure by which all or a portion of the $100 per day fine issued under said section 65 of said chapter 143 may be waived by the commissioner or the commissioner’s designee
$155,150
8315-1022
For the department of public safety, which may expend not more than $1,479,130 in revenues collected from fees for annual issuance of boiler and pressure vessel certificates and inspections; provided, that funds shall be expended for the operation of the department and to address the existing boiler and pressure vessels inspection backlog; provided further, that funds shall be expended for hiring additional engineering inspectors or engineers; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$1,479,130
8315-1024
For the department of public safety, which may expend not more than $569,750 of revenues collected from fees for the licensure of pipefitters and hoisting equipment operators; provided, that funds shall be expended to become compliant with sections 53 and 84 of chapter 146 of the General Laws; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$569,750
8315-1025
For the department of public safety, which may collect and expend not more than $358,035 of revenues collected from fees to provide state building code training and courses of instruction; provided, that the agency may charge fees for the classes and educational materials associated with administering the training; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$358,035

Department of Fire Services.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
8324-0000
For the administration of the department of fire services, including the office of the state fire marshal, the hazardous materials emergency response program, the board of fire prevention regulations established in section 4 of chapter 22D of the General Laws, the expenses of the fire safety commission and the Massachusetts firefighting academy, including the Massachusetts fire training council certification program, municipal and non-municipal fire training and expenses of the council; provided, that the fire training program shall use the split days option; provided further, that 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item for the administration of the department of fire services, the office of the state fire marshal, critical incident stress programs, the On-Site Academy, the Massachusetts firefighting academy, other fire department training academies, the regional dispatch centers, the radio and dispatch center improvements and the associated fringe benefit costs of personnel paid from this item for these purposes shall be assessed upon insurance companies writing fire, homeowners’ multiple peril or commercial multiple peril policies on property situated in the Commonwealth and paid within 30 days after receipt of notice of the assessment from the commissioner of insurance; provided further, that the amount allocated for hazardous material response teams in item 8324-0000 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008 shall be allocated to each program in fiscal year 2017 and shall not be reduced by more than 57 per cent; provided further the Boston Fire Department Training Academy shall also be allocated an additional $500,000 in addition to any amounts in the item; provided further, that 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item for hazardous material response shall be assessed upon insurance companies writing commercial multiple peril, nonliability portion policies situated in the Commonwealth and commercial auto liability policies as referenced in line 5.1 and line 19.4, respectively, in the most recent annual statement on file with the commissioner of insurance; provided further, that not more than 10 per cent of the amount designated for the arson prevention program shall be expended for the administrative costs of the program; provided further, that $200,000 shall be allocated to On-Site Academy to provide training and treatment programs for emergency personnel for critical incident stress management or substance abuse; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Stoneham fire department for the purpose of updating their uniform sanitizing equipment and machinery; provided further, that not less than $104,000 shall be expended to the town of Needham fire department for safety equipment; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be allocated to the fire department of the city of Tewksbury for municipal improvements to cover the cost of responding to Tewksbury State Hospital; provided further, that $50,000 shall be provided for the hazardous materials response team of the fire department of the city of Quincy; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Plymouth County, Inc. to develop and upgrade the emergency radio communications system in Plymouth county; provided further, that $100,000 shall be allocated by the department for the Fire Chiefs Association of Barnstable County to provide equipment and training support at the Barnstable County Fire and Rescue Training Academy; provided further, that $100,000 shall be allocated by the department for the Fire Chiefs Association of Bristol County to develop, upgrade and maintain the emergency radio communications system in Bristol County and to provide equipment and training support to the Regional Technical Rescue team in Bristol County; provided further, that the amount allocated for the Norfolk County Regional Fire and Rescue Dispatch Center in item 8324-0000 of Section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008 shall be allocated in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to the fire department in the town of Millis for the purchase of a self-contained breathing apparatus fill station; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the fire department in the town of Plainville for safety equipment; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the fire department of the town of Wrentham for the purchase of vehicle extraction devices; provided further, that $1,200,000 shall be allocated by the department for the Student Awareness Fire Education program; provided further, that the amount allocated for critical incident stress intervention programs and fire department training academies in said item 8324-0000 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008 shall be allocated to each program in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the city of Holyoke to purchase or offset the cost of purchasing naloxone; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be allocated to On-Site Academy to provide training and treatment programs for correction officers for critical incident stress management; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended to the Franklin Fire Department for safety equipment; and provided further, that not less than $4,600 shall be expended to the Chelsea Fire Investigation Unit for safety equipment
$24,308,381
8324-0304
For the department of fire services; provided, that the department may expend for enforcement and training not more than $8,500 from revenue generated under chapter 148A of the General Laws; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$8,500

Military Division.

8700-0001
For the operation of the military division, including the offices of the adjutant general and state quartermaster, the operation of the armories, the Camp Curtis Guild rifle range and certain national guard aviation facilities; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 30 of the General Laws, certain military personnel in the military division may be paid salaries according to military pay grades; provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Veterans Oral History Project to be conducted by the non-profit corporation Home of the Brave, Inc. in conjunction with the Massachusetts National Guard Museum; provided further, that the division may expend funds appropriated in this item for the administration of budgetary, procurement, fiscal, human resources, payroll and other administrative services; and provided further, that the adjutant general shall maintain a roster of Massachusetts veterans as directed by section 15 of chapter 33 of the General Laws
$9,912,787
8700-1140
For the military division which may expend for the costs of national guard missions and division operations not more than $600,000 from fees charged for the nonmilitary rental or use of armories and from reimbursements generated by national guard missions
$600,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8700-1150
For reimbursement of the costs of the national guard tuition and fee waivers under section 19 of chapter 15A of the General Laws; provided, that no funds shall be distributed from this item before certification by the state universities, community colleges and the University of Massachusetts of the actual amount of tuition and fees waived for national guard members attending public institutions of higher education under said section 19 of said chapter 15A that would otherwise have been retained by the campuses, according to procedures and regulations promulgated by the military division; and provided further, that funds from this item may be expended for the reimbursement of the tuition and fees waived for classes taken during the summer months
$4,500,000 $3,750,000
8700-1160
For life insurance premiums under section 88B of chapter 33 of the General Laws
$1,175,964

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8800-0001
For the operations of the Massachusetts emergency management agency; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be contingent upon the prior approval of the proper federal authorities
$1,514,472 $1,004,472
8800-0100
For the nuclear safety preparedness program of the Massachusetts emergency management agency; provided, that the costs of the program, including fringe benefits and indirect costs, shall be assessed upon Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensees operating nuclear power generating facilities in the commonwealth; provided further, that the department of public utilities shall develop an equitable method of apportioning such assessments among such licensees; and provided further, that such assessments shall be paid during the current fiscal year as provided by the department
$497,084

Department of Correction.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
8900-0001
For the operation of the department of correction; provided, that the commissioner of correction and the secretary of public safety and security shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security no later than January 3, 2017 on the point score compiled by the department of correction’s objective classification system for all prisoners confined in each prison operated by the department; provided further, that correctional facilities that were active in fiscal year 2016 shall remain open in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that to maximize bed capacity and re-entry capability, the department shall submit quarterly reports, utilizing standardized reporting definitions developed mutually with the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association on caseload, admissions, classification, releases and recidivism of all pre-trial, sentenced and federal inmates; provided further, that the department shall submit these reports on a quarterly basis starting July 3, 2016, due no later than 30 days after the last day of the quarter; provided further, that the department shall also report, in a format developed jointly by the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association and the department, on fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2016 total costs per inmate by facility and security level no later than October 3, 2016; provided further, that the department shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 15, 2016; provided further, that the amount allocated for programs for incarcerated mothers in item 8900-0001 of section 2 of chapter 131 of the acts of 2010 shall be allocated to the program in fiscal year 2017; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Dismas House of Massachusetts, Inc. in the city of Worcester; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $2,200,000 for municipalities hosting department of correction facilities; provided further, that of that $2,200,000 no municipality hosting a department of correction facility shall receive more than $800,000; provided further, that of that $2,200,000, no municipality hosting a department of correction facility shall receive less than the amount allocated in item 8900-0001 of section 2 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011; and provided further, that not less than $68,000 shall be expended for Dispute Resolutions Services, Inc. in the city of Springfield
$568,707,345
8900-0002
For the operation of the Massachusetts Alcohol and Substance Abuse Center
$5,000,000
8900-0010
For prison industries and farm services; provided, that the commissioner of correction or a designee shall determine the cost of manufacturing motor vehicle registration plates and certify to the comptroller the amounts to be transferred from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund, established under section 2ZZZ of chapter 29 of the General Laws to the department of correction revenue source
$4,255,192
8900-0011
For the prison industries and farm services program, which may expend for the operation of the program not more than $6,600,000 from revenues collected from the sale of products, for materials, supplies, equipment, maintenance of facilities and compensation of employees; provided, that the commissioner of correction may allocate year-end net profits to the cost of the drug, substance abuse and rehabilitative programming; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$6,600,000
8900-0050
For the department of correction; provided, that the department may expend not more than $2,128,815 in revenues collected from the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program; provided further, that the department may expend not more than $6,471,185 in revenues collected from existing assessments; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue and related expenditures, the department 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
$8,600,000
8900-1100
For re-entry programs at the department of correction intended to reduce recidivism rates; provided, that said programs shall be in addition to those provided in fiscal year 2006; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 20, 2017 on re-entry programming at the department of correction; and provided further, that the report shall include information on the type of programs provided and the recidivism rate of the offenders who successfully complete the programs
$250,000

Parole Board.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8950-0001
For the operation of the parole board
$15,666,751 $15,508,501
8950-0002
For the victim and witness assistance program of the parole board under chapter 258B of the General Laws
$216,587
8950-0008
For the operation of the parole board’s sex offender management program and the supervision of high-risk offenders; provided, that the parole board may expend not more than $600,000 from revenues collected from fees charged for parolee supervision; provided further, that the parole board shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 1, 2017, which shall include, but not be limited to, the number of parolees participating in the program and the re-incarceration rate of participating parolees; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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
$600,000

Sheriffs.

Hampden Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-0102
For the operation of the Hampden sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016
$71,726,757 $70,957,484
8910-1000
For the Hampden sheriff’s office which may expend for the operation of a prison industries program not more than $2,981,268 from revenues collected from the sale of products for materials, supplies, equipment, maintenance of facilities, reimbursement for community service projects and compensation of employees of the program; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office 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
$2,981,268
8910-1010
For the operation of a regional behavioral evaluation and stabilization unit to provide forensic mental health services within existing physical facilities for incarcerated persons in the care of correctional facilities; provided, that the unit shall be located in Hampden county to serve the needs of incarcerated persons in the care of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester counties; provided further, that the services of the unit shall be made available to incarcerated persons in the care of the department of correction; provided further, that the Hampden sheriff’s office shall work in cooperation with the Middlesex sheriff’s office to determine a standardized set of definitions and measurements for patients at both regional behavioral evaluation and stabilization units; provided further, that the Hampden sheriff’s office, in conjunction with the department of correction and the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association, shall prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the number of incarcerated persons in facilities located in counties that were provided services in each unit; (b) the number of incarcerated persons in department of correction facilities that were provided services in each unit; (c) the alleviation of caseload at Bridgewater state hospital associated with fewer incarcerated persons in the care of counties being attended to at the hospital; (d) the estimated and projected cost savings in fiscal year 2017 to the sheriffs’ offices and the department of correction associated with the regional units; and (e) the deficiencies in addressing the needs of incarcerated women; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 15, 2017; and provided further, that the department of mental health shall maintain monitoring and quality review functions of the unit
$1,087,493
8910-1020
For costs related to department of correction inmates with less than 2 years of their sentence remaining who have been transferred to the Hampden sheriff’s office
$542,605
8910-1030
For the operation of the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center
$3,570,434

Worcester Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-0105
For the operation of the Worcester sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016
$45,924,583 $45,465,337

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-0107
For the operation of the Middlesex sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016
$67,382,545 $66,708,720
8910-1100
For the Middlesex sheriff’s office which may expend for the operation of a prison industries program not more than $75,000 from revenues collected from the sale of products, for materials, supplies, equipment, recyclable reimbursements, printing services, maintenance of facilities and compensation of employees of the program; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office 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
$75,000
8910-1101
For the operation of a regional behavioral evaluation and stabilization unit to provide forensic mental health services within existing physical facilities for incarcerated persons in the care of correctional facilities; provided, that the unit shall be located in Middlesex county to serve the needs of incarcerated persons in the care of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Nantucket, Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties; provided further, that the services of the unit shall be made available to incarcerated persons in the care of the department of correction; provided further, that the Middlesex sheriff’s office shall work in cooperation with the Hampden sheriff’s office to determine a standardized set of definitions and measurements for patients at both regional behavioral evaluation and stabilization units; provided further, that the Middlesex sheriff’s office, in conjunction with the department of correction and the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association, shall prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the number of incarcerated persons in facilities located in counties that were provided services in each unit; (b) the number of incarcerated persons in department of correction facilities that were provided services in each unit; (c) the alleviation of caseload at Bridgewater state hospital associated with fewer incarcerated persons in the care of counties being attended to at the hospital; and (d) the estimated and projected cost savings in fiscal year 2017 to the sheriffs’ offices and the department of correction associated with the regional units; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 15, 2017; and provided further, that the department of mental health shall maintain monitoring and quality review functions of the unit
$887,144

Hampshire Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-0110
For the operation of the Hampshire sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016; and provided further, that $186,952 shall be expended on the Bridge to the Future project
$13,842,853 $13,704,424
8910-1112
For the Hampshire sheriff’s office which may expend for the operation of the Hampshire county regional lockup at the Hampshire county jail not more than $167,352 in revenue; provided, that the office shall enter into agreements to provide detention services to various law enforcement agencies and municipalities and shall determine and collect fees for those detentions from the law enforcement agencies and municipalities
$167,352

Berkshire Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-0145
For the operation of the Berkshire sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016
$17,738,932 $17,561,543
8910-0445
For the Berkshire sheriff’s office which may expend not more than $400,000 from revenues generated from the operation of the Berkshire county communication center’s 911 dispatch operations and other law enforcement-related activities, including the Berkshire sheriff’s prison industries program; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office 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
$400,000
8910-0446
For the Berkshire sheriff’s office which may expend not more than $325,000 from revenues collected from Berkshire county public schools; provided, that funds shall be expended for the operation of the Juvenile Resource Center; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office 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
$325,000

Franklin Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
8910-0108
For the operation of the Franklin sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Franklin County Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force; provided further, that $130,000 shall be provided for a pilot program for training active bystanders; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region
$15,112,242

Essex Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-0619
For the operation of the Essex sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016
$53,795,787 $53,257,829

Massachusetts Sheriffs Association.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-7110
For the operation of the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association; provided, that the sheriffs shall appoint persons to serve as executive director, assistant executive director, research director and other staff positions as necessary for the coordination and standardization of services and programs, the collection and analysis of data related to incarceration, recidivism and generation of reports, technical assistance and training to ensure standardization in organization, operations and procedures; provided further, that this staff shall not be subject to section 45 of chapter 30 of the General Laws or chapter 31 of the General Laws and shall serve at the pleasure of a majority of the sheriffs; provided further, that the executive director of the association shall submit a report that shows the amounts of all grants awarded to each sheriff’s office in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 1, 2017; provided further, that the association shall post on its website the average daily inmate population for the month on the first day of the subsequent month starting August 1, 2016; provided further, that each sheriff’s office, in conjunction with the association, shall provide specific data to the executive office of public safety and security to allow for the reporting of recidivism rates for all pre-trial, county-sentenced and state-sentenced inmates on a quarterly basis beginning in the quarter ending September 30, 2016 and due no later than 30 days after the last day of each quarter; provided further, that each sheriff’s office shall also report, in a format designated by the association, in consultation with the executive office for administration and finance, fiscal year 2016 total costs per inmate by facility and security level no later than December 1, 2016; provided further, that each sheriff’s office shall submit the report directly to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public safety and homeland security, the executive office of public safety and security, the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association and the department of correction; provided further, that all expenditures made by the sheriffs’ offices shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system; and provided further, that the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association shall not spend into a deficiency during fiscal year 2017
$379,790 $375,992

Barnstable Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-8200
For the operation of the Barnstable sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016
$28,061,118 $ 27,780,507

Bristol Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-8300
For the operation of the Bristol sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016
$43,752,046 $43,314,526

Dukes Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-8400
For the operation of the Dukes sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016
$2,915,947 $2,886,788

Nantucket Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-8500
For the operation of the Nantucket sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016
$773,079 $765,348

Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-8600
For the operation of the Norfolk sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016
$30,638,329 $30,331,946

Plymouth Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-8700
For the operation of the Plymouth sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016
$54,051,129 $53,510,618

Suffolk Sheriff’s Office.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
8910-8800
For the operation of the Suffolk sheriff’s office; provided, that the office shall provide a comprehensive inventory of all current programs and practices, in a manner to be determined by the executive office of public safety and security, to the executive office for administration and finance, the executive office of public safety and security and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 15, 2016
$104,492,346 $103,447,423

Department of Elder Affairs.

9110-0100
For the operation of the executive office of elder affairs and the regulation of assisted living facilities
$2,076,565
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
9110-1455
For the costs of the drug insurance program authorized in section 39 of chapter 19A of the General Laws; provided, that amounts received by the executive office of elder affairs’ vendor as premium revenue for this program may be retained and expended by the vendor for the program; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the operation of the pharmacy outreach program established in section 4C of said chapter 19A; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, unless otherwise prohibited by state or federal law, prescription drug coverage or benefits payable by the executive office of elder affairs and the entities with which it has contracted for administration of the subsidized catastrophic drug insurance program under said section 39 of said chapter 19A shall be the payer of last resort for this program for eligible persons with regard to any other third-party prescription coverage or benefits available to eligible persons; provided further, that the executive office shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 90 days in advance of any action to limit or cap the number of enrollees in the program; provided further, that this program shall be subject to appropriation; provided further, that notification shall be given to the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before any coverage or benefits expansions; provided further, that the executive office shall seek to obtain maximum federal funding for discounts on prescription drugs available to the executive office and to prescription advantage enrollees; provided further, that the executive office shall take steps for the coordination of benefits with the Medicare prescription drug benefit created under the federal Medicare Prescription Drug Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, Public Law 108-173, to ensure that residents take advantage of this benefit; provided further, that residents shall also be eligible to enroll in the program at any time within a year after reaching age 65; and provided further, that the executive office shall allow those who meet the program eligibility criteria to enroll in the program at any time during the year
$18,521,922 $18,171,922
9110-1500
For the provision of enhanced home care services, including case management to elders who meet the eligibility requirements of the home care program and need services above the level customarily provided under the program to remain safely at home, including elders previously enrolled in the managed care in housing, enhanced community options and chronic care enhanced services programs; provided, that the secretary of elder affairs shall seek to obtain federal financial participation for all services provided to seniors who qualify for Medicaid benefits pursuant to the waiver in Section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U.S.C. Section 1396n(c); and provided further, that the executive office of elder affairs shall report not later than March 13, 2017, to the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (a) the number of seniors receiving services through this item and item 9110-1630; and (b) the number of seniors on a waitlist for these services, by month, from January 2011 to January 2017
$70,548,399
9110-1604
For the operation of the supportive senior housing program at state or federally-assisted housing sites; provided, that funds shall be expended to fund existing sites
$5,668,475
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
9110-1630
For the operation of the elder home care program, including contracts with aging service access points or other qualified entities for the home care program, home care, health aides, home health and respite services, geriatric mental health services and other services provided to the elderly; provided, that sliding-scale fees shall be charged to qualified elders; provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may waive collection of sliding-scale fees in cases of extreme financial hardship; provided further, that not more than $16,000,000 in revenues accrued from sliding-scale fees shall be retained by the individual home care corporations without reallocation by the executive office of elder affairs and shall be expended for the home care program, consistent with guidelines to be issued by the executive office; provided further, that no rate increase shall be awarded in fiscal year 2017 which would cause a reduction in client services or the number of clients served; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item to pay for salary increases for direct service workers who provide state-funded homemaker and home health aide services which would cause a reduction in client services; provided further, that funding shall be expended for provider training and outreach to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning elders and to caregivers; provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may transfer not more than 3 per cent of the funds appropriated in this item to item 9110-1633 for case management services and the administration of the home care program; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be allocated for the operation of the Brookline Senior Center’s Alzheimer’s Caregiver Respite Program; provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs shall develop a pilot program to provide home care services to certain persons whose annual income exceeds, by 15 per cent or less, the income eligibility limit as of January 1, 2016; provided further, that such persons may include those who: (a) are unable to afford sufficient unsubsidized home care for their needs; (b) pose a risk of higher-cost state-provided care in a nursing facility should they be ineligible for home care; or (c) lose home care eligibility as a result of a spouse’s death; provided further, that an amount not to exceed $1,075,000 shall be used for the pilot program which shall be allocated between items 9110-1500, 9110-1630 and 9110-1633; and provided further, the secretary shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2018 on: (a) caseload and expenditures made from the pilot program; (b) projected cost effectiveness from the piloted population including, but not limited to, estimated savings from reduced medical costs, avoided nursing facility admissions and cost sharing by recipients; and (c) the estimated fiscal impact and cost benefits of expanding home care to all eligible persons whose annual income exceeds the income eligibility limit in effect on January 1, 2016 by 15 per cent or less
$102,570,589
General Fund 98.5%
Community First Trust Fund 1.5%
9110-1633
For the operation of the elder home care program, including contracts with aging service access points or other qualified entities for home care case management services and the administration of the home care corporations funded through items 9110-1630 and 9110-1500; provided, that such contracts shall include the costs of administrative personnel, home care case managers, travel, rent and other costs deemed appropriate by the executive office of elder affairs; and provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may transfer not more than 3 per cent of the funds appropriated in this item to item 9110-1630
$33,795,743
9110-1636
For the elder protective services program, including, but not limited to, protective services case management, guardianship services, the statewide elder abuse hotline, money management services and the elder-at-risk program
$28,048,120
9110-1660
For congregate and shared housing services and naturally occurring retirement communities for the elderly; provided, that not less than $642,000 shall be expended for providers of naturally occurring retirement communities with whom the department of elder affairs entered into service agreements in fiscal year 2016 at proportions of total available funding equal to those provided in fiscal year 2016
$2,059,798
9110-1700
For residential assessment and placement programs for homeless elders
$186,000
9110-1900
For the elder nutrition program; provided, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 9110-1900 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013 shall be expended for the senior farm share program; and provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended for home delivered meals
$7,256,375
Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
9110-9002
For grants to the councils on aging and for grants to or contracts with non-public entities which are consortia or associations of councils on aging; provided, that notwithstanding the foregoing, all monies appropriated in this item shall be expended in accordance with the distribution schedules for formula and incentive grants established by the secretary of elder affairs; provided further, that the distribution schedules shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 15, 2017; provided further, that no less than $25,000 shall be allocated for the operation of the South Boston Neighborhood House and its Senior Programs; provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall expended for the maintenance of the heating system at the Gladys L. Hurrell Senior Center in Rehoboth; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for the construction, design, improvement, and addition of a council on aging facility at Dedham town hall; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Westfield Senior Center; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for the operations of the Council on Aging in the town of Wareham; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the cost associated with care and services provided at Whipple Senior Center in Weymouth; provided further, that no less than $50,000 shall be expected for ABCD North End/West End elderly program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the towns of Maynard and Acton for the senior van program; provided further, that no less than $100,000 shall be expended to provide furnishings and equipment for a Senior Community Center in Greenfield; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be granted to Quincy’s Council on Aging to enable the agency to create a dementia-capable system of home and community-based services and supports; provided further, that not less than $7,000 shall be expended for the costs associated with care and services provided through the Marshfield Council on Aging at the Marshfield Council on Aging Home; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the expansion of the council on aging building in the town of Halifax; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Franklin Senior Center; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended on the Catholic Charities’ Haitian Multi Service Center
$14,837,000

LEGISLATURE.

Senate.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
9500-0000
For the operation of the senate
$19,694,608

House of Representatives.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
9600-0000
For the operation of the house of representatives
$40,277,604

Joint Legislative Expenses.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
9700-0000
For the joint operations of the legislature
$9,209,887

SECTION 2B.

SECTION 2B.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the agencies listed in this section may expend the amounts listed in this section for the provision of services to agencies listed in section 2. All expenditures made under this section shall be accompanied by a corresponding transfer of funds from an account listed in section 2 to the Intragovernmental Service Fund, established by section 2Q of chapter 29 of the General Laws. All revenues and other inflows shall be based on rates published by the seller agency that are developed in accordance with cost principles established by the United States Office of Management and Budget Circular A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local and Indian Tribal Governments. All rates shall be published within 30 days of the enactment of this section. No expenditures shall be made from the Intragovernmental Service Fund which would cause that fund to be in deficit at the close of fiscal year 2017. All authorizations in this section shall be charged to the Intragovernmental Service Fund and shall not be subject to section 5D of chapter 29 of the General Laws. Any balance remaining in that fund at the close of fiscal year 2017 shall be transferred to the General Fund.

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

0511-0003
For the costs of providing electronic and other publications purchased from the state bookstore, for commission fees, notary fees and for direct access to the secretary’s computer library
$16,000
0511-0235
For the costs of obsolete records destruction incurred by the office of the secretary of state; provided, that state agencies, including the judicial branch, may be charged for the destruction of their obsolete records by the records center where appropriate; provided further, that the secretary of state may expend revenues not to exceed $100,000 of the funds received for the costs of the obsolete record destruction; and provided further, that the fees shall be charged on an equitable basis
$100,000

TREASURER AND RECEIVER-GENERAL.

0699-0018
For the cost of debt service for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 for the clean energy investment program, and other projects or programs for which an agency has committed to fund the associated debt service; provided, that the treasurer may charge other appropriations and federal grants for the cost of the debt service
$11,632,288

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

1000-0005
For the cost of the single state audit for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017; provided, that the comptroller may charge other appropriations and federal grants for the cost of the audit
$1,400,000
1000-0008
For the costs of operating and managing the state management accounting and reporting system accounting system for fiscal year 2017; provided, that any unspent balance at the close of fiscal year 2017 in an amount not to exceed 5 per cent of the amount authorized shall remain in the Intergovernmental Service Fund and is hereby re-authorized for expenditures for such item in fiscal year 2018
$3,512,766

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Office of the Secretary.

1100-1701
For the cost of information technology services provided to agencies of the executive office for administration and finance
$28,019,283

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

1102-3224
For the costs for the Leverett Saltonstall building lease and occupancy payments, as provided by chapter 237 of the acts of 2000
$13,531,934
1102-3226
For the operation and maintenance of state buildings, including the Hurley state office building occupied by the department of unemployment assistance and the department of career services; provided, that the division may also charge for reimbursement for overtime expenses, materials and contract services purchased in performing renovations and related services for agencies occupying state buildings or for services rendered to approved entities using state facilities..
$2,919,189

Reserves.

1599-2040
For the payment of prior year deficiencies based upon schedules provided to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller may certify payments on behalf of departments for certain contracted goods or services rendered in prior fiscal years for which certain statutes, regulations or procedures were not properly followed; provided further, that the department which was a party to the transaction shall certify in writing that the services were performed or goods delivered and shall provide additional information that the comptroller may require; provided further, that the comptroller may charge departments’ current fiscal year appropriations and transfer to this item amounts equivalent to the amounts of any prior year deficiency, subject to the conditions stated in this item; provided further, that the comptroller shall assess a chargeback to that current fiscal year appropriation which is for the same purpose as that to which the prior year deficiency pertains or, if there is no appropriation for that purpose, to that current fiscal year appropriation which is most similar in purpose to the appropriation to which the prior year deficiency pertains or is for the general administration of the department that administered the appropriation to which the prior year deficiency pertains; provided further, that no chargeback shall be made which would cause a deficiency in any current fiscal year item; provided further, that the comptroller shall report with such schedule a detailed reason for the prior year deficiency on all chargebacks assessed that exceed $1,000 including the amount of the chargeback, the item and object class charged; provided further, that the comptroller shall report on a quarterly basis on all chargebacks assessed, including the amount of the chargeback, the item, object class charged and the reason for the prior year deficiency; and provided further, that the comptroller shall include in the schedules the amount of each prior year deficiency paid, the fiscal year and appropriation to which it pertained, the current fiscal year appropriation and object class to which it was charged and the department's explanation for the failure to make payment in a timely manner
$10,000,000
1599-3100
For the cost of the commonwealth’s employer contributions to the Unemployment Compensation Fund and the Medical Security Trust Fund established under section 48 of chapter 151A of the General Laws; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance shall authorize the collection, accounting and payment of these contributions; and provided further, that in executing these responsibilities the comptroller may charge, in addition to individual appropriation accounts, certain non-appropriated funds in amounts that are computed based on rates developed in accordance with OMB circular A-87, including expenses, interest expense or related charges
$30,000,000

Human Resources Division.

1750-0101
For the cost of goods and services rendered in administering training programs, including the cost of training unit staff; provided, that the division shall charge to other items for the cost of participants enrolled in programs sponsored by the division or to state agencies employing such participants; provided further, that the division may collect from participating state agencies a fee sufficient to cover administrative costs of the commonwealth’s performance recognition programs and to expend such fees for goods and services rendered in the administration of these programs; provided further, that the division may charge and collect from participating state agencies a fee sufficient to cover administrative costs and expend such fees for goods and services rendered in the administration of information technology services related to the human resources compensation management system program; and provided further, that the division may charge and collect from participating state agencies fees sufficient to cover the costs of shared services
$235,452
1750-0105
For the cost of the commonwealth's workers' compensation program, including the workers' compensation litigation unit; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance shall charge state agencies for workers' compensation costs, including related administrative expenses, incurred on behalf of the employees of those agencies; provided further, that the personnel administrator shall administer those charges on behalf of the secretary and may establish regulations considered necessary to implement this item; provided further, that the personnel administrator shall notify agencies regarding the chargeback methodology to be used in fiscal year 2017 and the amount of their estimated workers' compensation charges and shall require agencies to encumber sufficient funds to meet the estimated charges, including any additional amounts considered necessary under the regulations; provided further, that for any agency that fails within 60 days of the effective date of this act to encumber funds sufficient to meet the estimated charges, the comptroller shall encumber funds on behalf of that agency; provided further, that the personnel administrator shall determine the amount of the actual workers' compensation costs incurred by each agency in the preceding month, including related administrative expenses, notify each agency of those amounts, charge those amounts to each agency's accounts as estimates of the costs to be incurred in the current month and transfer those amounts to this item; provided further, that any unspent balance in this item as of June 30 of the current fiscal year shall be re-authorized for expenditure in the next fiscal year; and provided further, that prior year costs for hospital, physician, benefit and other costs may be funded from this item
$58,603,077
1750-0106
For the workers’ compensation litigation unit, including the costs of personnel
$832,395
1750-0600
For the cost of core human resources administrative processing functions
$2,535,849
1750-0601
For the human resources division which may, on behalf of the division, the comptroller's office and the Massachusetts office of information technology, charge and collect from participating state agencies a fee sufficient to cover administrative costs, and expend such fees for goods and services rendered in the administration of the human resources compensation management system program
$1,384,139

Operational Services Division.

1775-0800
For the purchase, operation and repair of vehicles and for the cost of operating and maintaining all vehicles that are leased by other agencies, including the costs of personnel
$7,647,133
1775-1000
For the provision of printing, photocopying and related graphic art or design work, including all necessary incidental expenses and liabilities
$750,000

Massachusetts Office of Information Technology.

1790-0200
For the cost of computer resources and services provided by the Massachusetts office of information technology; provided, that any unspent balance at the close of fiscal year 2017 shall remain in the Intergovernmental Service Fund and may be expended for that item in fiscal year 2018
$146,236,494
1790-0400
For the purchase, delivery, handling of and contracting for supplies, postage and related equipment and other incidental expenses provided pursuant to section 51 of chapter 30 of the General Laws
$1,972,843

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

2000-1701
For the cost of information technology services provided to agencies of the executive office of energy and environmental affairs
$1,535,671

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Office of the Secretary.

4000-0102
For the cost of transportation services for health and human services clients and the operation of the health and human services transportation office
$8,610,034
4000-0103
For the costs of core administrative functions performed within the executive office of health and human services; provided, that the secretary of health and human services, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, may identify administrative activities and functions common to the separate agencies, departments, offices, divisions and commissions within the executive office and may designate those functions as core administrative functions in order to improve administrative efficiency and preserve fiscal resources; provided further, that common functions that may be designated core administrative functions include, without limitation, human resources, financial management and leasing and facility management; provided further, that all employees performing functions so designated may be employed by the executive office and the executive office shall charge the agencies, departments, offices, divisions and commissions for these services; provided further, that upon the designation of a function as a core administrative function, the employees of each agency, department, office or commission who perform these core administrative functions may be transferred to the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the reorganization shall not impair the civil service status of any  transferred employee who immediately before the effective date of this act either holds a permanent appointment in a position classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws or has tenure in a position by reason of section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws; and provided further, that nothing in this item shall impair or change an employee’s status, rights or benefits under chapter 150E of the General Laws
$20,083,315
4000-1701
For the cost of information technology services provided to agencies of the executive office of health and human services
$30,401,164

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

4125-0122
For the costs of interpreter services provided by commission staff; provided, that the costs of personnel may be charged to this item; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission 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
$250,000

Department of Public Health.

4510-0108
For the costs of pharmaceutical drugs and services provided by the state office for pharmacy services, in this item called SOPS; provided, that SOPS shall notify in writing all agencies listed below of their obligations under this item by July 16, 2016; provided further, that SOPS shall continue to be the sole provider of pharmacy services for the following agencies currently under SOPS: the department of public health, the department of mental health, the department of developmental services, the department of correction, the sheriff's departments of Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Norfolk and Plymouth and the Soldiers' Homes in the cities of Holyoke and Chelsea; provided further, that SOPS shall be the sole provider of pharmacy services for all said agencies and all costs for pharmacy services shall be charged by this item; provider further, that SOPS shall become the sole provider of pharmacy services to the sheriff's departments of Worcester and Suffolk; provided further, that these agencies shall not charge or contract with any other alternative vendor for pharmacy services other than SOPS; provided further, that SOPS shall validate previously-submitted pharmacy expenditures including HIV Drug Assistance Program drug reimbursements during fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that SOPS shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 17, 2017 detailing recommendations for the inclusion of other entities that may realize cost savings by joining SOPS
$47,865,393
4590-0901
For the costs of medical services provided at department of public health hospitals and charged to other state agencies
$150,000
4590-0903
For the costs of medical services provided at the department of public health Lemuel Shattuck hospital to inmates of houses of correction; provided, that the costs shall be charged to items 8910-0102, 8910-0105, 8910-0107, 8910-0108, 8910-0110, 8910-0145, 8910-0619, 8910-8200, 8910-8300, 8910-8400, 8910-8500, 8910-8600, 8910-8700 and 8910-8800 of section 2
$3,800,000

Department of Developmental Services.

5948-0012
For the operation of a program providing alternatives to residential placements for children with intellectual disabilities, including the costs of intensive home-based supports provided for the purposes of item 7061-0012
$6,500,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Office of the Secretary.

7002-0018
For the cost of information technology services provided to agencies of the executive office of housing and economic development
$7,664,619

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Office of the Secretary.

7003-0171
For the cost of information technology services provided to agencies of the executive office of labor and workforce development
$19,041,430

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF EDUCATION.

Office of the Secretary.

7009-1701
For the cost of information technology services provided to agencies of the executive office of education
$1,860,363

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY.

8000-1701
For the cost of information technology services provided to agencies of the executive office of public safety and security
$11,462,348

State Police.

8100-0002
For the costs of overtime associated with requested police details; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department 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 thereof as reported in the state accounting system
$40,741,803
8100-0003
For the costs associated with the use of the statewide telecommunications system for the maintenance of the system
$156,375

Military Division.

8700-1145
For the costs of utilities and maintenance and for the implementation of energy conservation measures with regard to the state armories
$100,000

Department of Correction.

8900-0021
For costs related to the production and distribution of products produced by the prison industries and farm programs and for the costs of services provided by inmates
$13,650,000

SECTION 2D.

SECTION 2D.  The amounts set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Federal Grants Fund. Federal funds received in excess of the amount appropriated in this section shall be expended only in accordance with section 6B of chapter 29 of the General Laws.  The amount of any unexpended balance of federal grant funds received before June 30, 2016, and not included as part of an appropriation item in this section, is hereby made available for expenditure during fiscal year 2017, in addition to any amount appropriated in this section.

JUDICIARY.

Supreme Judicial Court.

0320-1710
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Basic Grant
$208,768
0320-1711
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Data Grant
$223,464
0320-1713
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Training Grant
$203,464

Committee for Public Counsel Services.

0320-1715
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Post Conviction Testing of DNA Evidence to Exonerate the Innocent
$108,061
0320-1803
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Wrongful Conviction Review Program
$91,346
0320-1900
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Bloodsworth Grant
$163,427

Trial Court.

0330-0444
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Second Chance Act Prisoner Reentry Initiative
$238,265
0332-1101
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MISSION-Cape (SAMHSA)
$325,000
0332-2701
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant
$35,000
0337-0201
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Juvenile Drug Courts Addressing Systematic Barriers Program
$135,506

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS.

Plymouth District Attorney.

0340-0816
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Drug Free Communities Grant
$125,000
0340-0829
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Justice Assistance Grant
$50,000

District Attorneys’ Association.

8000-4602
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Stop Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program
$109,930

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

0526-0112
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Underrepresented Communities
$20,000
0526-0113
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Historic Preservation Survey and Planning
$917,267
0526-0118
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Maritime Heritage Grant Program
$185,175
0526-0127
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hurricane Sandy Relief MA
$1,214,462
0529-1600
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State & National Archival Partnership (SNAP) Grants
$37,750

TREASURER AND RECEIVER-GENERAL.

Massachusetts Cultural Council.

0640-9716
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Folk and Traditional Arts
$30,000
0640-9717
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Basic State Grant
$587,900
0640-9718
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Arts in Education
$71,200
0640-9724
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, YouthReach
$186,500

ATTORNEY GENERAL.

0810-0026
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Crime Victim Compensation
$1,273,000

Victim and Witness Assistance Board.

0840-0110
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Victims of Crime Assistance Programs
$8,966,394
0840-0114
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program
$3,597,571

MASSACHUSETTS DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES COUNCIL.

1100-1702
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Implementation of Federal Development Disabilities Act; provided, that in order to qualify for said grant, this account shall be exempt from the first $250,000 of fringe benefits and indirect cost charges under section 6B of chapter 29 of the General Laws
$1,739,547
1100-1704
For the purposes of a federally funded technical assistance grant entitled, Maintain and Further Development of Developmental Disabilities Suite; provided, that in order to qualify for said grant, this account shall be exempt from the first $20,000 of fringe benefit and indirect cost charges pursuant to section 6B of chapter 29 of the General Laws
$224,578

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Massachusetts Office on Disability.

1107-2450
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rehabilitation Services - Client Assistance Program
$279,831

Department of Revenue.

1201-0109
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Access and Visitation Program
$179,442

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Office of the Secretary.

2000-0141
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Implementing the Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management and Development
$2,702,451
2000-0177
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Wetlands Development
$159,920
2000-0181
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Boem Clean Energy
$328,853
2000-0186
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan
$10,445
2000-0248
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Bays Estuary Program
$763,925
2000-9702
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Park Service Land and Water Conservation  Fund
$679,699
2000-9735
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Buzzards Bay Estuary Program
$1,163,752
2030-0013
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Joint Fisheries Enforcement
$950,000
2030-0235
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Port Security Grant Maritime Law Enforcement Training
$25,000
2030-0358
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Port Security Grant 0358
$52,500
2030-3661
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Port Security Grant 3661
$20,000
2030-9701
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Recreation Boating Safety
$1,500,000

Department of Public Utilities.

2100-9013
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MAP 21
$425,000
7006-9002
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Pipeline Security
$1,235,666

Department of Environmental Protection.

2200-9706
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Water Quality Management Planning
$519,913
2200-9712
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Cooperative Agreement - Leaking Underground Storage Tanks
$856,364
2200-9717
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Department of Defense Environmental Restoration Program
$1,393,932
2200-9724
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Superfund Block Grant
$856,000
2200-9728
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Brownfields Assessment Program
$278,140
2200-9731
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Brownfields Response
$1,074,291
2230-9702
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Performance Partnership Grant
$16,146,173
2240-9778
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Healthy Communities Grant Program
$16,750
2240-9780
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mass Statewide Water Use
$26,000
2250-9712
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Clean Air Act Section 103
$570,314
2250-9716
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Ambient Air Toxics Pilot Project
$63,323
2250-9726
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Homeland Security Co-op Agreement
$1,400,000
2250-9732
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Underground Storage Program
$595,419
2250-9739
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Near Road Number 2 Ambient Air Monitoring Network
$130,483
2250-9744
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MA Clean Diesel Program
$52,825

Department of Fish and Game.

2300-0115
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US Fish and Wildlife Service Eastern Bank Trout Joint Venture and Fish Passage
$60,533
2300-0117
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, USFWS – Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program and Coastal Program
$25,000
2300-0118
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NOAA – Coastal and Marine Habitat Restoration
$106,068
2300-0119
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief
$8,806,950
2300-0179
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Coastal Wetland Conservation Program
$1,790,000
2300-9743
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, F-64-C-18 SFR Coordination
$213,000
2310-0115
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Land Owner Incentive Program – Tier I
$375,000
2310-0118
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Junior Duck Stamp Program
$3,000
2310-0120
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, New England Cottontail Initiative
$275,000
2330-9222
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Clean Vessel Act
$1,200,000
2330-9712
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commercial Fisheries Statistics
$135,000
2330-9713
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Right Whale Conservation
$60,000
2330-9725
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Boating Infrastructure
$400,000
2330-9730
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Interstate Fisheries Management Support
$313,045
2330-9736
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Marine Fisheries Institute
$100,000
2330-9739
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Turtle Disengagement
$660,933
2330-9741
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Fisheries Economic Assistance Program
$10,000,000
2330-9742
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Age and Growth Project Segment One
$250,000
2330-9743
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, SFR Coordination
$210,000

Department of Agricultural Resources.

2511-0002
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Energy Audit and Assessment Program
$28,490
2511-0310
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Pesticide Enforcement Grant
$401,989
2511-0400
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey
$215,324
2511-0972
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program
$7,002,171
2511-1025
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Country of Origin Labeling
$25,000
2515-1008
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Surveillance
$109,711
2516-9002
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Development of Institutional Marketing
$479,823
2516-9003
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Farmers’ Market Coupon Program
$404,978
2516-9004
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program
$523,370
2516-9007
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Organic Certification Cost-Share Program
$80,000

Department of Conservation and Recreation.

2800-9707
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Flood Insurance Program – FEMA Community Assistance Program
$191,360
2800-9724
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FEMA National Dam Safety Program
$145,165
2820-9702
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Community Fire Protection
$68,250
2820-9704
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program
$40,000
2820-9705
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Agreements for the Identification and Eradication of Invasive Species
$5,560,000
2820-9708
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NRCS – PL566 Grants for Dam Rehabilitation
$1,528,000
2820-9709
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NCRS Regional Partnership Grant
$45,751
2821-9705
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Urban and Community Forestry and Shade Tree Management
$389,000
2821-9708
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Urban Community Forestry Program
$342,500
2821-9709
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forestry Planning
$3,761,000
2821-9711
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Fire Prevention and Control
$470,767
2821-9713
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Wildland Urban Interface Fuels Management
$555,546
2821-9717
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forest Legacy Administration
$4,038,459
2821-9725
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US Forest Service LSR Grants (Woodbank and Peer  Grant)
$90,824
2821-9726
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US Forest Service Forest Health Management
$164,857
2830-9733
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US Fish & Wildlife – Aquatic Invasive Species Management
$6,870
2840-9709
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research
$634,617
2850-9701
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Recreational Trails Program
$1,808,947

Department of Energy Resources.

7006-9308
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US DOE Coffee
$87,498
7006-9720
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Heating Oil and Propane Program
$22,578
7006-9731
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US DOE Annual State Energy Program: Formula Grant
$855,560
7006-9732
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US DOE Clean Cities
$30,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Office of the Secretary.

4000-1169
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Innovation Models: Model Design and Test Assistance Fund
$13,078,310
4000-1235
For the purposes of a federally fund grant entitled, Demonstration to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals
$79,309
4000-1314
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Demonstration Ombudsman Programs
$440,242
4000-1436
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Core Contraception
$24,255
4000-1826
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Money Follows the Person Demonstration Grant
$4,096,356
4000-9158
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, My Young Child Health Initiative for Learning and Development
$246,621
4000-9401
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Community Mental Health Services Block Grants
$9,971,207

Office for Refugees and Immigrants.

4003-0816
For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Refugee Preventative Health Project (MRPHP)
$120,000
4003-0822
For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, Program to Enhance Elder Refugee Services (PEERS)
$99,496
4003-0826
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Refugee Cash and Medical Assistance Program
$12,726,983
4003-0834
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Refugee School Impact
$402,700
4003-0835
For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Wilson Fish Program (MWFP)
$3,904,485
4003-0844
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Refugee Targeted Assistance Program
$904,535
4003-0851
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Refugee Entrepreneurship Program
$250,602
4003-0855
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Refugee Social Services Program
$3,814,588
4003-0858
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Refugee Independence Through Service Enhancement
$186,225

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

4110-3021
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vocational Rehabilitation; provided, that no funds shall be deducted for pensions, group health and life insurance or any other such indirect cost of federally reimbursed state employees
$10,503,238
4110-3025
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Independent Living - Adaptive Housing
$50,000
4110-3026
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Independent Living - Services to Older Independent Blind Americans
$856,800
4110-3028
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Supported Employment for the Blind
$35,000

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

4120-0020
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vocational Rehabilitation; provided, that no funds shall be deducted for pensions, group health and life insurance or any other such indirect cost of federally reimbursed state employees
$60,134,392
4120-0187
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Supported Employment Program Federal Funds
$426,165
4120-0191
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Informed Members Planning and Assessing Choices Together
$176,000
4120-0511
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Social Security Disability Insurance
$53,095,988
4120-0610
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Traumatic Brain Injury State Demonstration Grant Program
$326,991
4120-0751
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Assistive Technology Act
$504,263
4120-0752
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Independent Living Federal Grant
$1,336,600
4120-0753
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Independent Living State Grants (Part B)
$290,000

Department of Youth Services.

4200-1602
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Second Chance Act Treatment and Justice Collaboration
$91,000

Department of Transitional Assistance.

4400-3062
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, SNAP Virtual Gateway Modernization Grant
$225,000
4400-3063
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Increase Farmers Market Access to SNAP
$30,330
4400-3064
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, SNAP Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant
$5,000,000
4400-3066
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, SNAP Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention
$1,650,000
4400-3067
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training
$1,600,000
4400-3081
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Food Insecurity Nutrition Incentive Grant Program
$700,000

Department of Public Health.

4500-1001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Preventive Health Services Block Grant
$4,352,084
4500-1054
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Sexual Assault Services Program
$378,331
4500-1056
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rape Prevention and Education
$655,819
4500-1069
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts State Loan Repayment Program
$550,000
4500-1070
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, OMH State Partnership Initiative Proposal Oral Health Equity
$200,000
4500-2000
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant
$11,207,259
4502-1012
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vital Statistics Cooperative Program
$990,780
4510-0114
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Primary Care Cooperative Agreement
$214,779
4510-0117
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Office of Rural Health
$990,780
4510-0120
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Hospital Flexibility Program
$312,013
4510-0223
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Oral Health Workforce Activities
$500,000
4510-0224
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant Program
$76,768
4510-0401
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Medicare and Medicaid Survey and Certification
$9,210,782
4510-0404
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Bioterrorism Hospital Preparedness
$4,331,889
4510-0501
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments
$332,467
4510-0507
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Impact Act-Conducting Hospice Recertification Surveys
$240,000
4510-0609
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Nuclear Regulatory Commission Security Inspections
$5,000
4510-0617
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Electronic Health Record and Prescription Drug Monitoring
$280,428
4510-0619
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Food and Drug Administration Inspection of Food Establishments
$603,335
4510-0637
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Food Protection Rapid Response Team and Program Infrastructure Enhancement
$300,000
4510-0639
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Food Protection Rapid Response Team
$93,905
4510-0643
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
$150,000
4510-0812
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telemedicine Center
$1,590,606
4510-9014
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mammography Quality Standards Act Inspections
$258,518
4510-9048
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Indoor Radon Development Program
$169,632
4510-9053
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Beaches Environmental Assessment
$292,863
4510-9064
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Enhanced MFRPS Capacity Environmental Sampling (Manufactured Food Regulatory Program Standards)
$73,075
4510-9065
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, ATSDR Partnership to Promote Local Efforts
$433,906
4510-9066
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Development and Implementation of Replicable Standard Enhancement
$300,000
4510-9067
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Development and Implementation of BRACE in MASS
$310,188
4510-9068
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Maintenance and Enhancement of the state and national environment
$1,116,505
4510-9069
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program
$421,842
4512-0100
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Sexually Transmitted Disease Control
$1,787,573
4512-0108
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Applications for STD Surveillance Network Parts A and B
$788,723
4512-0150
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vaccination Assistance Project
$7,000,000
4512-0186
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Epidemiology and Laboratory for Infectious Disease
$1,668,276
4512-0190
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
$899,383
4512-0195
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Non-PPH 2013 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity
$1,456,577
4512-0196
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Supplemental Funding ELC Ebola
$922,433
4512-9069
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment - Block  Grant
$47,160,685
4512-9075
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Drug Court
$667,107
4512-9076
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Prevention Framework Grant
$1,468,695
4512-9078
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Adolescent Treatment
$1,194,879
4512-9079
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mission Forward
$357,781
4512-9080
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI)
$922,616
4512-9082
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Family Recovery Project Southeast
$866,004
4512-9083
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, HRSA MCH Public Health in Massachusetts
$83,357
4512-9084
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Access to Recovery IV
$2,622,222
4512-9085
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Strategic Prevention Framework
$1,648,187
4512-9086
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Moms Do Care Project
$1,000,000
4512-9087
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MA State Youth Treatment Implementation Project
$800,000
4512-9088
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mission Housed Enhancement
$1,140,785
4512-9089
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Preventing Prescription Drug Overuse, Misuse, Abuse & Overdose
$1,233,750
4512-9426
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Uniform Alcohol and Drug Abuse Data
$164,226
4513-0111
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Housing Opportunities – People with AIDS
$308,246
4513-1226
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Essential Childhood Program
$176,600
4513-9007
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Nutritional Status of Women, Infants and Children
$87,946,340
4513-9010
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Integrated Systems for CYSHCN
$414,000
4513-9021
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
$10,443,691
4513-9027
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MassCare - Community AIDS Resource
$573,644
4513-9031
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Systems Development Initiative for MA
$98,785
4513-9037
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources
$19,595,838
4513-9038
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Shelter Plus Care – Worcester
$302,712
4513-9039
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MA Youth Suicide Prevention Project
$736,000
4513-9042
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Systems Linkages and Access to Care for Populations at High Risk of HIV
$964,167
4513-9043
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Medical Partnerships Care and Treatment (MassIMPACT)
$773,121
4513-9044
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MassReach
$515,432
4513-9045
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, HIV/AIDS Surveillance
$1,177,587
4513-9047
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Augmentation and Evaluation of Established Health Education – Risk Reduction
$5,555,536
4513-9049
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MA HIV/AIDS National Behavioral Surveillance
$469,998
4513-9051
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Project
$368,990
4513-9070
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, EMSC Partnership Grant
$368,121
4513-9094
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MassHIT
$500,000
4513-9098
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, ACA Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting
$9,170,815
4513-9103
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative Formula
$2,000,000
4513-9104
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
$259,000
4513-9105
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
$156,369
4513-9106
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Comprehensive Asthma Control Program
$650,000
4513-9107
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mass Center for Birth Defects Research and Prevention
$1,050,000
4513-9109
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Collaborative
$300,000
4513-9110
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, B Existing- PRAMS
$200,000
4513-9111
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, CIS SECCS Planning
$140,000
4513-9112
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MA EHDI Project
$174,860
4513-9113
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood home visiting grant
$4,603,000
4513-9127
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Ryan White Title IV Program
$574,133
4513-9193
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MA Launch Expansion
$850,000
4514-1013
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, WIC Special Project 2015
$148,797
4514-1014
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, WIC Regional Infrastructure
$10,125
4515-0116
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Tuberculosis Control Project (317)
$1,873,111
4515-0209
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Strengthening Surveillance for Disease Among New Immigrants
$84,918
4515-0210
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, The Sylvie Ratelle Prevention TRNG CNTR
$350,000
4515-0212
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Strengthening Surveillance for Infectious Disease
$100,000
4515-1120
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, PPHF 2014 Immunization Enhance and Information System
$700,000
4515-1125
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention
$709,893
4515-1126
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Expansion Operationalization MA DPH Syndromic Surveillance
$206,157
4515-1127
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Utilization of Immunization Information Systems for Assessment, Feedback, Incentives and Exchange Assessments
$150,000
4516-1021
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Public Health Preparedness and Response
$13,458,412
4516-1024
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Ebola Preparedness and Response Activities
$1,825,000
4516-1034
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Accreditation for State Food Testing Laboratories
$150,000
4516-1035
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Expanded Biomonitoring Program
$817,818
4516-1036
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Accreditation for State Food Testing Laboratories
$300,000
4518-0505
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Birth and Death File
$88,192
4518-0519
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Max Use of Mass Workers Compensation Data
$200,000
4518-0520
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)
$229,000
4518-0535
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Expanded Occupational Health Surveillance
$839,128
4518-1000
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Death Index (NDI)
$195,000
4518-1002
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Social Security Administration Deaths
$176,000
4518-1003
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Social Security Administration Births
$315,253
4518-9023
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI)
$54,105
4518-9039
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MA Youth Suicide Prevention Project
$736,000
4518-9044
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Citizen Verification for Federal Employment
$8,000
4518-9051
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Asthma
$28,454
4518-9052
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
$270,103
4570-1520
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Integration of Chronic Disease
$1,634,449
4570-1527
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)
$1,404,514
4570-1531
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
$3,378
4570-1534
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FDA 11 Tobacco
$982,082
4570-1539
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Childhood Obesity
$1,730,561
4570-1540
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Category B Implementation Massachusetts Community Transformation
$459,258
4570-1541
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Pregnant and Parenting Teens
$1,511,231
4570-1543
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Cancer Prevention and Control Program
$264,403
4570-1544
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Coverdell Stroke Registry
$546,826
4570-1545
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Quit Line
$313,460
4570-1546
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
$277,744
4570-1548
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Paul Coverdell National Acute Stroke Prevention
$750,000
4570-1550
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Improving the Health of People with Disabilities
$300,861
4570-1551
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Cancer Prevention and Control
$3,884,998
4570-1552
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts State Health Prevention in Chronic Disease
$1,126,744
4570-1553
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts State Health Prevention in Chronic Disease
$1,257,044
4570-1554
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FY14 Family Planning Services FOA
$1,326,000
4570-1555
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Colorectal Cancer Screening
$750,920
4570-1556
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Core Violence and Injury Prevention (Core VIPP)
$427,388
4570-1557
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MA Organized Approaches to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening
$630,699
4570-1558
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Health Impact Assessment to Foster Healthy Community
$145,000
4570-1559
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts State and Local Public Health Actions to Prevent Obesity
$3,520,000
4570-1560
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Tobacco Control Program
$1,846,014

Department of Children and Families.

4800-0006
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Children’s Justice Act
$396,157
4800-0007
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Family Violence Prevention and Services
$1,913,681
4800-0009
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title IV-E Independent Living Program
$2,852,884
4800-0013
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Promoting Safe and Stable Families Program Title IV-B Subpart 2 and Caseworker Visitation
$4,912,102
4800-0084
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Education & Training Voucher Program
$914,417
4800-0089
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adoption Incentives Payments
$9,126
4899-0001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title IV-B Child Welfare Services
$3,712,761
4899-0021
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Center for Child Abuse and Neglect
$474,273
4899-0024
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Child Trauma Project
$640,000

Department of Mental Health.

5012-9122
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Project for Assistance in Transition from  Homelessness
$1,558,000
5012-9162
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Transition Age Youth and Young Adult Care
$991,719
5012-9170
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mission Integrated Re-Entry and Peer Support
$261,389
5012-9171
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NITT - Healthy Transitions
$1,092,674
5012-9172
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Court Related Enhanced Services for Treatment (CREST)
$348,142
5012-9173
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Primary and Behavioral Health (PBHC)
$400,000
5012-9174
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Second Chance Act Re-Entry
$300,000
5012-9175
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Planning Grants for Certified Community Behavioral Health
$339,498
5046-9102
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Shelter Plus Care Program
$235,534

Department of Developmental Services.

5947-0012
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Lifespan Respite Care Program
$120,000

BOARD OF LIBRARY COMMISSIONERS.

7000-9700
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Reserve Title I
$157,554
7000-9702
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Library Service Technology Act
$3,220,591

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HOUSING AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Department of Housing and Community Development.

4400-0705
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, McKinney Emergency Shelter Grants Program
$8,558,193
4400-0707
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Continuum of Care Supplemental Housing
$6,217,132
4400-9404
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, McKinney Shelter Plus Care – Continuum of Care
$3,752,354
7004-2030
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Weatherization Assistance for Low Income Persons; provided, that consistent with applicable federal regulations and the state plan, the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies
$5,157,958
7004-2033
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program; provided, that consistent with applicable federal regulations and the state plan, the department of housing and community development shall provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies
$140,438,785
7004-2034
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Community Service Block Grant; provided, that consistent with applicable federal regulations and the state plan, the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies
$16,496,539
7004-3037
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program; provided, that consistent with applicable federal regulations and the state plan, the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies
$29,498,057
7004-3038
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Neighborhood Stabilization Block Grant
$1,235,667
7004-3040
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, CDBG Disaster Recovery Assistance
$3,571,261
7004-9009
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 8 Substantial Rehabilitation Program; provided, that the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies
$15,878,235
7004-9014
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Housing Voucher Program; provided, that the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies
$48,365,541
7004-9015
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Housing Choice Voucher and VASH
$250,172,026
7004-9016
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Family Unification Program
$2,449,279
7004-9017
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities
$1,202,242
7004-9018
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 811 Project Based Rental Assistance Demonstration Program
$826,325
7004-9019
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 8 Moderate Rehabilitation Program; provided, that the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies
$15,840,084
7004-9020
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 8 New Construction Program; provided, that the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies
$7,035,452
7004-9021
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, the Family Self-Sufficiency Program; provided, that, consistent with applicable federal regulations and the state plan, the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies
$724,366
7004-9028
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Home Investment Partnerships; provided, that, consistent with applicable federal regulations and the state plan, the department of housing and community development may provide monthly payments in advance to participating agencies
$7,321,345

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Department of Career Services.

7002-6623
For the purpose of a federally funded grant to administer the Work Opportunity Tax Credit
$310,000
7002-6625
For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, Labor Certification
$889,045
7002-6626
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Employment Services State Allotment
$17,130,910
7002-6628
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Disabled Veterans Outreach Program
$2,998,000
7003-1010
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Trade Adjustment Assistance
$14,680,295
7003-1630
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Workforce Investment Act Adult Activities
$14,694,217
7003-1631
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Workforce Investment Act Youth Formula Grants
$16,504,685
7003-1777
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Workforce Investment Act National Emergency Grants
$10,000,000
7003-1778
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker Formula Grants
$21,227,129

Department of Unemployment Assistance.

7002-6621
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Administrative Clearing Account
$13,343,743
7002-6624
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Unemployment Insurance Administration
$75,250,000
7002-9701
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics
$2,194,840

Department of Labor Standards.

7002-2013
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mine Safety and Health Training
$92,762
7003-4203
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Bureau of Labor Statistics Statistical Survey
$67,200
7003-4212
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Asbestos Licensing and Monitoring
$108,000
7003-4213
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Lead Licensing and Monitoring
$360,000
7003-6627
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Occupational Substance and Health Administration On-site Consultation Program
$1,328,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF EDUCATION.

Office of the Secretary of Education.

7060-7888
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Stabilization Fund Race-To-The-Top Incentive Grants - ARRA
$4,116,303
Department of Early Education and Care.
3000-0707
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Head Start Collaboration
$175,000
3000-2010
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Race-to-the-Top Early Learning Challenge
$7,380,305
3000-4001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Preschool Development Grant: Expansion Grant
$15,000,000
3000-9003
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP)
$541,000

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

7010-9706
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Common Core Data Project
$154,489
7035-0210
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Advanced Placement Fee Payment Program
$589,524
7038-0107
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Education – State Grant Program
$10,417,118
7043-1001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title I Grants to Local Education Agencies
$231,365,544
7043-1004
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Migrant Education
$1,591,678
7043-1005
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title I Neglected and Delinquent Children
$2,415,952
7043-1006
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, School Improvement Grants
$7,667,873
7043-2001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting
$41,791,258
7043-2003
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Math and Science Partnerships
$1,939,622
7043-3001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, English Language Acquisition
$14,627,113
7043-4002
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, After School Learning Centers
$16,843,065
7043-6001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Assessments and Related
$7,204,235
7043-6002
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural & Low Income Schools
$75,634
7043-6501
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Education for Homeless Children and Youth
$1,041,710
7043-7001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Education Grants
$287,989,460
7043-7002
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Preschool Grants
$9,657,756
7043-8001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vocational Education Basic Grants
$18,256,436
7044-0020
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, The Partnership Project
$1,099,989
7048-1500
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts High School Graduation Initiative
$893,009
7048-2321
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention
$385,699
7048-2700
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Teacher Incentives
$883,302
7048-6364
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, School Emergency Grant
$158,888
7048-9144
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Migrant Student Records Exchange System State Data Quality
$66,666
7048-9200
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems
$1,892,110
7053-2008
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Nuts, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
$3,483,293
7053-2010
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Child Nutrition Grant
$707,671
7053-2012
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Direct Certification Implementation Grant
$3,913
7053-2015
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, CNP Professional Standards
$74,924
7053-2112
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Assistance Funds
$224,293,954
7053-2117
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Child Care Program
$71,390,866
7053-2119
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NSLP Food Equipment Grant
$40,637
7053-2125
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commodity Supplemental Food Program
$132,803
7053-2126
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Temporary Emergency Food Assistance
$880,390
7053-2202
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Summer Food Service Program for Children
$8,728,521
7053-2266
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Team Nutrition Competitive Training Grant
$152,831
7053-3272
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Direct Certification Performance Award
$270,115
7062-0008
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Office of School Lunch Programs – Child Care Program Admin
$4,741,186
7062-0017
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Charter Schools Assistance and Distributions
$187,126

Department of Higher Education.

7066-1574
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Improving Teacher Quality
$1,330,646
7066-1616
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, College Access Challenge
$1,764,296
7066-6033
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs
$5,002,293

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY.

Office of the Secretary.

8000-4396
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Transit Security Grant program
$69,197
8000-4603
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention Act
$490,000
8000-4610
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Statistical Analysis Center
$135,000
8000-4611
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program
$5,000,000
8000-4620
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Stop Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program
$3,251,534
8000-4622
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Inmate Substance Abuse Treatment
$110,218
8000-4624
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Prisoner Substance Abuse Treatment
$21,270
8000-4639
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, John Justice Grant
$95,000
8000-4641
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Sex Offender Registration
$258,477
8000-4643
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Prison Rape Elimination Act
$125,000
8000-4692
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Homeland Security Program
$8,573,594
8000-4707
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Non Profit Security Grant Program
$50,000
8000-4794
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FY11 Urban Areas Initiative Grant
$18,500,000
8000-4804
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Agency Programs
$10,038,071
8000-4805
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Map 21 405 Program
$10,000,000
8000-4826
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State and Local Implementation Grant
$500,000
8000-4841
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Fatality Analysis Reporting System
$78,000
8000-5700
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FY11 Metropolitan Medical Response System Grant
$300,000

Department of State Police.

8100-0210
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FMCSA New Entrant Audit
$580,304
8100-0212
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FMCSA High Priority Traffic Enforcement
$160,000
8100-2010
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FMCSA Basic Grant
$2,255,600
8100-2021
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FY14  SaDIP
$79,731
8100-2023
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration - Prism
$250,000
8100-2058
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, New England State Police Administrators’ Conference - Regional Investigation
$3,400,000
8100-2640
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Internet Crimes Against Children Continuation
$390,936
8100-9707
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FFY15 FEMA Port Security Grant Program
$484,809
8100-9757
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, 2014 Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program
$513,760
8100-9758
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program
$600,624
8100-9759
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Program
$109,947

Department of Fire Services.

8324-1505
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, United States Fire Administration State Fire Training Program
$20,000

Military Division.

8700-1001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Army National Guard Facilities Programs Cooperative Agreement
$21,894,743
8700-1002
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Army National Guard Environmental Programs Cooperative Agreement
$3,167,065
8700-1003
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Army National Guard Security Cooperative Agreement
$1,608,721
8700-1004
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Army National Guard Electronic Security Cooperative Agreement
$238,492
8700-1005
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Army National Guard Communications and Information Management Cooperative Agreement
$543,000
8700-1007
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Army National Guard Sustainable Ranges Cooperative Agreement
$970,328
8700-1010
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Army National Guard Anti-Terrorism Cooperative Agreement
$105,837
8700-1011
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Army National Guard Emergency Management Program Coordinator
$80,000
8700-1021
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Air National Guard Facilities Operations and Maintenance Cooperative Agreement
$9,376,610
8700-1022
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Air National Guard Environment Cooperative Agreement
$69,988
8700-1023
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Air National Guard Security Cooperative Agreement
$1,467,100
8700-1024
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Air National Guard Fire Protection Cooperative Agreement
$2,555,929
8700-1040
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Air National Guard Distributed Learning Program Cooperative Agreement
$587,594
8700-1041
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Family Program Activities Grants
$105,163
8700-2002
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Military Construction Cooperative Agreement CERF-P-Facility CCG
$670,000
8700-3076
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Air National Guard Services Program - Food & Lodging
$252,458

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

8800-0042
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hazard Materials Emergency Planning Grant
$450,000
8800-0064
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hazard Mitigation 1364
$17,008,802
8800-0065
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, January 2015 Snow Storms Hazard Mitigation Grant
$90,000
8800-0089
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Severe Repetitive Loss
$70,354
8800-1642
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, May 2006 Floods
$500,000
8800-1644
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Competitive Projects
$87,170
8800-1645
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Flood Mitigation Assistance Project
$200,834
8800-1646
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program
$3,500,000
8800-1701
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, April 2007 Nor’Easter
$500,000
8800-1895
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, March 2010 Floods FEMA
$572,797
8800-1959
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, January 2011 Snow Storm
$2,500,000
8800-1994
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, June 2011 Tornadoes Grant
$9,302,616
8800-2012
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Emergency Management Performance Grant
$10,000,000
8800-4028
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Tropical Storm Irene Grant
$2,000,000
8800-4097
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hurricane Sandy
$387,670
8800-4110
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, February 2013 Blizzard NEMO
$600,000
8800-4214
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, January 2015 Storms
$10,000,000
8810-0065
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, January 2015 Snow Storms Hazard Mitigation Grants Program - Projects
$10,000,000
8810-4214
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, January 2015 Storms - Projects
$10,000,000

Department of Correction.

8903-0068
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, PREA Zero Tolerance Grant
$256,848
8903-9008
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Second Chance Act – CISCO Tech
$11,303

Middlesex Sheriff’s Department.

7043-1005
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title 1 Neglected or Delinquent Program
$11,500
8000-4611
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Byrne JAG/RSAT
$12,270

Hampden Sheriff’s Department.

4512-9096
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Substance Abuse
$90,930
7043-1005
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title 1 Program
$195,000

Essex Sheriff’s Department.

7043-1005
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title 1 Program
$84,558
8910-0620
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Second Chance Re-entry Program for Adult Offenders
$300,000

Bristol Sheriff’s Department.

4512-0200
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Women’s Substance Abuse
$63,100
7038-0107
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Basic Education
$84,800
7043-1005
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title 1 Neglected or Delinquent Program
$75,705
8000-4624
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment
$15,000

Norfolk Sheriff’s Department.

7038-0107
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Basic Education Grant
$139
7043-1005
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title 1 Program
$41,616
8000-4611
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant
$5,849
8910-8627
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, PREA Demonstration Project to Establish Zero  Tolerance
$15,847

Suffolk Sheriff’s Department.

7043-1005
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title 1 Program
$138,281

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

6640-0089
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks
$150,975
6640-0090
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, CDL License Enhancement
$481,810
6642-0018
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Non-Urbanized Area Formula Program
$4,903,637
6642-0020
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Job Access and Reverse Commute
$2,000,000
6642-0023
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Metropolitan Transportation Planning
$4,332,143
6642-0026
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Section 5317 New Freedom Operating Segment
$1,203,031
6642-0029
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Bus Plus Replacement and Springfield Union Station ITC Section 5309
$15,535,802
6642-0030
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Bus and Bus Facilities Section 5339
$3,175,384
6642-0031
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, CMA Springfield Union Station Intermodal Center
$4,007,565
6642-0049
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Needs for Elderly Individuals
$6,506,086
6643-0012
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, ARRA Knowledge Corridor Restore Vermonter Project
$15,310,130
6643-0013
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Boston South Station Expansion
$11,607,000
6643-0015
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Patriot Corridor Double-Stack Clearance Initiative
$1,500,000

Department of Elder Affairs.

9110-1074
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Older Americans Act – Title III and Title VII
$109,606
9110-1075
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title VII Ombudsman
$336,169
9110-1076
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title IIIB Supportive Service
$10,182,633
9110-1077
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Family Caregiver Support Program
$3,700,000
9110-1079
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title III-D Preventative Health
$436,823
9110-1094
For the purposes of a federally fund grant entitled, State Health Insurance Assistance Program
$1,097,000
9110-1173
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Older Americans Act – Title III Nutrition Program
$13,383,620
9110-1174
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Nutrition Services Incentive Program
$4,885,300
9110-1178
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Community Service Employment Program
$1,881,340
9110-1190
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MA Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Program
$100,714
9110-1191
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Enhanced Alcohol and Drug Recovery Options Counseling Program
$198,706
9110-1194
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, 2013 MIPPA ADRC
$79,154
9110-1197
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Service Program
$200,000

SECTION 2E.

SECTION 2E.  The sums set forth in this section are hereby appropriated for transfer from the General Fund to the trust funds named within each item unless specifically designated otherwise in this section, for the purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this section and subject to the laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017. Items in this section shall not be subject to allotment under section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws or reduction under section 9C of said chapter 29, without express authorization from the general court. Notwithstanding section 19A of said chapter 29, any transfer under this section shall be made by the comptroller in accordance with a transfer schedule to be developed for each item by the comptroller, after consulting with the appropriate agency secretary, the secretary of administration and finance and the state treasurer. The schedule for each appropriation shall provide for transfers in increments considered appropriate to meet the cash flow needs of each fund and all transfers under the schedule shall be completed not later than June 30, 2017. Not later than 7 days after the schedules receive final approval by the comptroller, they shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF EDUCATION.

Department of Higher Education.

1595-7066
For the support of the Pipeline Fund established in section 2MMM of chapter 29 of the General Laws
$1,500,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

1599-6152
For an operating transfer to the State Retiree Benefits Trust Fund established in section 24 of chapter 32A of the General Laws
$440,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Governor reduced the following item, disapproved of certain wording and inserted in place thereof certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1595-1067
For an operating transfer to the Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund established in section 35UU of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that these funds shall be expended under the delivery system transformation initiative master plan and hospital-specific plans approved in the MassHealth demonstration waiver under section 1115 of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U.S.C. section 1315 for state or federal fiscal year 2016; provided further, that all payments from the fund shall be: (a) subject to the availability of federal financial participation; (b) made only under federally-approved payment methods; (c) consistent with federal funding requirements and all federal payment limits as determined by the secretary of health and human services; and (d) subject to the terms and conditions of an agreement with the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall make payments of up to $49,338,667 from the fund to the Cambridge public health commission for federal fiscal year 2017 only after the Cambridge public health commission transfers up to $24,669,334 of its funds to the Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund using a federally-permissible source of funds which shall fully satisfy the non-federal share of the payment; and provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 15, 2017 on: (a) the payments made to each hospital; (b) the investments each hospital has made with this funding; and (c) each hospital’s performance on the quality measures assessed under the delivery system transformation initiatives program
$196,252,001
1595-1068
For an operating transfer to the MassHealth provider payment item in the Medical Assistance Trust Fund established in section 2QQQ of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, that except as otherwise provided in this item, these funds shall be expended only for services provided during state or federal fiscal years 2016 or 2017; provided further, that all payments from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund shall be: (a) subject to the availability of federal financial participation; (b) made only under federally-approved payment methods; (c) consistent with federal funding requirements and all federal payment limits as determined by the secretary of health and human services; and (d) subject to the terms and conditions of an agreement with the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall notify, in writing, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing of increases in payments within 15 days; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall make a supplemental payment of up to $120,000,000 from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund to the Cambridge public health commission for dates of service in state and federal fiscal year 2017 only after the Cambridge public health commission transfers up to $60,000,000 of its funds to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund using a federally-permissible source of funds which shall fully satisfy the non-federal share of such payment; and provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall make a payment of up to $220,000,000 from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund to the Cambridge public health commission for qualifying state fiscal year 2017 public hospital transformation and incentive initiative payments only after the Cambridge public health commission transfers up to $110,000,000 of its funds to the Medical Assistance Trust Fund using a federally-permissible source of funds which shall fully satisfy the non-federal share of such payment
$462,000,000
1595-1069
For an operating transfer to the Health Information Technology Trust Fund established under section 35RR of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that these funds shall be expended for operating costs for the statewide health information exchange and integrated eligibility system
$8,853,272
1595-4510
For an operating transfer to the Substance Abuse Services Fund established in section 2I of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided, that the funds in this item shall be expended to increase the number of clients receiving substance abuse treatment through the bureau of substance abuse services; provided further, that in meeting that requirement, the bureau shall utilize a range of treatment settings including, but not limited to: (a) detoxification services; (b) clinical stabilization services; (c) residential treatment services; (d) outpatient treatment services; (e) counseling; (f) promoting primary care practitioners' access to available, trained and certified addiction specialists for consultation or referral; and (g) educating primary care providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, about addiction prevention and treatment and to encourage primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to screen for signs of substance abuse; provided further, that in determining the range of services to expand, the bureau shall select a range of treatment settings that prioritizes: (i) treatment methods that are evidence-based and cost effective; (ii) ensuring substance abuse treatment access to historically underserved populations; and (iii) the availability of a continuum of services and care for clients entering substance abuse treatment at any level; and provided further, that the commissioner of public health shall report quarterly to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (1) the way that funds were spent in the previous quarter including, but not limited to, an itemized accounting of the goods and services that were procured; (2) an accounting of substance abuse services provided by the fund since 2011 and through the current quarter, broken down by month and type of service; (3) the number of clients served, by month and type of service; (4) the number of new and returning clients, by service; (5) the amounts expended by type of service for each month in the prior quarter; and (6) procurement and service goals for the subsequent quarter
$1,000,000

TRANSPORTATION.

Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1595-6368
For an operating transfer to the Massachusetts Transportation Trust Fund established in section 4 of chapter 6C of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $400,000 shall be provided to the Montachusett regional transit authority for the so-called “Athol-Orange shuttle”, the Community Transit Services successor service, to maintain current transportation service in Athol and Orange; provided further, that the Montachusett regional transit authority and the Franklin regional transit authority in cooperation with the Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities and the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall execute a multi-year operating agreement which shall provide for the operation and financing of  the Athol-Orange shuttle service no later than December 30, 2016; provided further, that the operating agreement shall include, but not be limited to, a financing plan which identifies funding for state fiscal year 2018 at a rate less than the specific state appropriation to either transit agency for the service in fiscal year 2017, identifies funding for the service without any specific state appropriation to either transit authority for this service in fiscal year 2019 and beyond, a service plan and schedule, and provisions which delineate inter-jurisdictional service agreements in accordance with Chapter 161B of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the purposes of contract assistance to the MetroWest Regional Transit Authority; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be provided to the Franklin regional transit authority for the operation of the regional transit authority; provided further, that $35,000 shall be expended to the town of Sherborn for improvements to state highway route 16; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a transportation grant in the town of Hudson; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a transportation pilot program in the city known as the town of Greenfield; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended to provide better conditions for traffic operations at the state highway route 53 intersection at Broad street in the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for transportation services of children and staff to Camp Harbor View on Long Island in Boston Harbor; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for downtown public safety improvements in the town of Holliston; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for traffic improvement in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a transportation pilot program in the city of Marlborough; and provided further, that not less than $156,000 shall be expended for the installation of a wireless coordination system for 39 identified traffic signals in the city of Waltham
$329,085,302
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 100%
1595-6369
For an operating transfer to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority under clause (1) of subsection (d) of section 2ZZZ of chapter 29 of the General Laws
$187,000,000
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 100%
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 4505
The Legislature overrode the Governor's action.
1595-6370
For an operating transfer to the regional transit authorities organized under chapter 161B of the General Laws or predecessor statutes under clause (2) of subsection (d) of section 2ZZZ of chapter 29 of the General Laws
$82,000,000
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 100%
1595-6379
For the operation of the motor vehicle insurance merit rating board, including the rent, related parking and utility expenses of the board; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item and the associated fringe benefits shall be borne by insurance companies doing motor vehicle insurance business within the commonwealth under section 57A of chapter 6C of the General Laws; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no safe driver insurance plan shall require the payment of an unsafe driver point surcharge for the first offense for non-criminal motor vehicle traffic violations as described in chapter 90C of the General Laws
$9,695,430
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 100%

      SECTION 3.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017 the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund, as paid from the General Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, and additional funds from the General Fund and the Gaming Local Aid Fund, shall be $1,021,928,272 and shall be apportioned to the cities and towns in accordance with this section.
      Notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 70 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, except for section 12B of chapter 76 and section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, for fiscal year 2017 the total amounts to be distributed and paid to each city and town from item 7061-0008 of section 2 shall be as set forth in the following lists. The specified amounts to be distributed from said item 7061-0008 of said section 2 shall be in full satisfaction of the amounts due under chapter 70 of the General Laws.
      For fiscal year 2017, the foundation budget category of "low income enrollment" for the purpose of calculating foundation enrollment shall be the number of students identified as economically disadvantaged by qualifying as a match in the Commonwealth's direct certification system through the EOHHS virtual gateway system in any of the last 4 enrollment collections dating back to the prior year under the programs, terms, and eligibility standards in effect for the Commonwealth in October 2015. Each district shall be assigned a low income decile based on its low income percentage which shall be calculated as its number of economically disadvantaged students over its total foundation enrollment. Each decile shall be assigned a low income rate, where the rate for the lowest percentage decile shall be $3,775 and each subsequent decile shall increase by $40 up to the highest percentage decile rate of $4,135. All other foundation budget categories for each district shall be calculated in the same manner as in fiscal year 2016. The target local share shall be calculated using the same methodology used in fiscal year 2016. Preliminary local contribution shall be the municipality's fiscal year 2016 minimum required local contribution, increased or decreased by the municipal revenue growth factor; provided, that if a municipality's preliminary local contribution as a percentage of its foundation budget is more than 2.5 percentage points lower than the target local share, the preliminary contribution shall be recalculated using the municipality's revenue growth factor plus 1 percentage point; and if a municipality's preliminary contribution as a percentage of its foundation budget is more than 7.5 percentage points lower than the target local share, the preliminary contribution shall be recalculated using the municipality's revenue growth factor plus 2 percentage points. Minimum required local contribution for fiscal year 2017 shall be, for any municipality with a fiscal year 2017 preliminary contribution greater than its fiscal year 2017 target contribution, the preliminary local contribution reduced by 85 per cent of the gap between the preliminary local contribution and the target local contribution. No minimum required local contribution shall be greater than 90 percent of the district's foundation budget amount. Required local contribution shall be allocated among the districts to which a municipality belongs in direct proportion to the foundation budgets for the municipality's pupils at each of those districts. For fiscal year 2017, the "foundation aid increment" shall be the difference between: (a) the positive difference between a district's foundation budget and its required district contribution; and (b) prior year aid. The "minimum aid increment" shall be equal to $55 multiplied by the district's foundation enrollment minus the foundation aid increment. Each district shall be held harmless to the aid amount calculated using the district's fiscal year 2016 percentage of low income foundation enrollment applied to the district's fiscal year 2017 total foundation enrollment multiplied by the fiscal year 2016 low income rates for elementary and secondary students adjusted for inflation.
      Chapter 70 aid for fiscal year 2017 shall be the sum of prior year aid plus the foundation aid increment, if any, plus the minimum aid increment, if any, plus additional aid resulting from the calculation of fiscal year 2016 low income aid, if any. No non-operating district shall receive chapter 70 aid in an amount greater than the district's foundation budget.
      If there is a conflict between the language of this section and the distribution listed below, the distribution below shall control.
      The department of elementary and secondary education shall not consider health care costs for retired teachers to be part of net school spending for any district in which such costs were not considered part of net school spending in fiscal year 1994, and in which such district has not accepted the provisions of section 260 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014.
      No payments to cities, towns or counties maintaining an agricultural school under this section shall be made after November 30 of the fiscal year until the commissioner of revenue certifies acceptance of the prior fiscal year's annual financial reports submitted pursuant to section 43 of chapter 44 of the General Laws. Advance payments shall be made for some or all of periodic local reimbursement or assistance programs to any city, town, regional school district or independent agricultural and technical school that demonstrates an emergency cash shortfall, as certified by the commissioner of revenue and approved by the secretary of administration and finance, under guidelines established by the secretary.

FISCAL YEAR 2017 LOCAL AID
(Municipality)
MunicipalityChapter 70Unrestricted General
Government Aid
ABINGTON $7,579,849 $1,891,429
ACTON $0 $1,344,968
ACUSHNET $6,250,222 $1,457,837
ADAMS $0 $2,250,995
AGAWAM $19,138,982 $3,542,159
ALFORD $0 $13,493
AMESBURY $8,995,077 $1,870,518
AMHERST $6,020,943 $8,094,716
ANDOVER $9,768,234 $1,718,058
AQUINNAH $0 $2,247
ARLINGTON $11,012,669 $7,294,509
ASHBURNHAM $0 $764,476
ASHBY $0 $421,006
ASHFIELD                     $93,413 $178,502
ASHLAND                      $5,935,803 $1,300,239
ATHOL                        $22,469 $2,545,528
ATTLEBORO                    $35,659,451 $5,485,230
AUBURN                       $8,983,238 $1,646,647
AVON                         $1,414,471 $666,409
AYER                         $0 $727,877
BARNSTABLE                   $9,847,098 $2,022,453
BARRE                        $0 $864,738
BECKET                       $76,563 $87,318
BEDFORD                      $4,352,414 $1,103,725
BELCHERTOWN                  $13,673,306 $1,635,974
BELLINGHAM                   $8,433,985 $1,631,492
BELMONT                      $7,111,769 $2,170,979
BERKLEY                      $3,934,448 $585,020
BERLIN                       $449,505 $193,850
BERNARDSTON                  $0 $279,649
BEVERLY                      $7,750,842 $5,614,909
BILLERICA                    $18,904,494 $5,598,864
BLACKSTONE                   $125,414 $1,316,049
BLANDFORD                    $43,655 $122,086
BOLTON                       $4,568 $189,835
BOSTON                       $216,128,435 $182,163,335
BOURNE                       $5,034,613 $1,409,475
BOXBOROUGH                   $0 $242,536
BOXFORD                      $1,683,463 $467,404
BOYLSTON                     $465,438 $329,343
BRAINTREE                    $16,598,479 $5,501,967
BREWSTER                     $968,749 $379,639
BRIDGEWATER                  $76,038 $3,501,957
BRIMFIELD                    $1,223,352 $374,868
BROCKTON                     $171,012,998 $20,131,981
BROOKFIELD                   $1,419,330 $474,733
BROOKLINE                    $12,729,627 $6,104,455
BUCKLAND                     $0 $294,407
BURLINGTON                   $5,961,486 $2,518,004
CAMBRIDGE                    $13,287,462 $20,655,784
CANTON                       $5,320,092 $2,061,875
CARLISLE                     $906,850 $210,922
CARVER                       $9,863,519 $1,404,600
CHARLEMONT                   $61,250 $168,067
CHARLTON                     $21,633 $1,392,991
CHATHAM                      $0 $144,704
CHELMSFORD                   $10,746,368 $4,880,124
CHELSEA                      $71,681,078 $7,896,731
CHESHIRE                     $0 $590,656
CHESTER                      $126,262 $173,105
CHESTERFIELD                 $133,114 $132,749
CHICOPEE                     $59,936,745 $11,071,877
CHILMARK                     $0 $3,606
CLARKSBURG                   $1,783,225 $349,773
CLINTON                      $12,016,981 $2,263,387
COHASSET                     $2,499,864 $494,676
COLRAIN                      $5,395 $277,497
CONCORD                      $3,030,314 $1,115,436
CONWAY                       $617,374 $171,837
CUMMINGTON                   $73,684 $80,210
DALTON                       $236,011 $1,093,940
DANVERS                      $6,629,052 $2,738,485
DARTMOUTH                    $9,622,951 $2,423,784
DEDHAM                       $4,525,098 $3,144,221
DEERFIELD                    $1,085,623 $461,807
DENNIS                       $0 $523,637
DIGHTON                      $0 $743,465
DOUGLAS                      $8,644,415 $701,668
DOVER                        $728,362 $184,957
DRACUT                       $19,068,977 $3,368,801
DUDLEY                       $18,150 $1,717,908
DUNSTABLE $2,961 $236,487
DUXBURY  $5,031,584 $852,276
EAST BRIDGEWATER      $10,479,107 $1,439,210
EAST BROOKFIELD              $186,016 $278,851
EAST LONGMEADOW              $10,115,944 $1,391,745
EASTHAM                      $349,191 $143,247
EASTHAMPTON                  $7,873,092 $2,702,553
EASTON                       $9,823,611 $2,105,551
EDGARTOWN                    $684,494 $64,046
EGREMONT                     $0 $60,665
ERVING                       $451,195 $64,624
ESSEX                        $0 $235,409
EVERETT                      $64,492,532 $6,642,634
FAIRHAVEN                    $7,526,930 $2,168,152
FALL RIVER                   $107,141,308 $22,912,863
FALMOUTH                     $5,918,282 $1,332,997
FITCHBURG                    $47,404,728 $8,205,292
FLORIDA                      $544,087 $47,857
FOXBOROUGH                   $8,810,280 $1,432,154
FRAMINGHAM                   $42,091,391 $9,565,912
FRANKLIN                     $27,903,911 $2,375,806
FREETOWN                     $452,684 $913,004
GARDNER                      $19,225,095 $4,074,379
GEORGETOWN                   $5,407,948 $688,782
GILL                         $0 $233,871
GLOUCESTER                   $6,413,737 $3,840,097
GOSHEN                       $96,111 $76,920
GOSNOLD                      $16,414 $2,016
GRAFTON                      $10,827,425 $1,503,368
GRANBY                       $4,600,550 $848,957
GRANVILLE                    $0 $154,155
GREAT BARRINGTON             $0 $729,697
GREENFIELD                   $12,140,007 $3,052,555
GROTON                       $0 $744,800
GROVELAND                    $42,110 $699,891
HADLEY                       $985,814 $436,378
HALIFAX                      $2,746,462 $872,805
HAMILTON                     $0 $645,991
HAMPDEN                      $0 $661,509
HANCOCK                      $205,060 $54,286
HANOVER                      $6,795,549 $2,036,793
HANSON                       $58,345 $1,231,266
HARDWICK                     $8,393 $447,619
HARVARD                      $1,896,961 $1,423,910
HARWICH                      $0 $414,160
HATFIELD                     $814,996 $300,011
HAVERHILL                    $49,625,635 $9,449,911
HAWLEY                       $35,202 $41,610
HEATH                        $0 $80,447
HINGHAM                      $6,950,213 $1,517,438
HINSDALE                     $104,683 $214,083
HOLBROOK                     $5,617,684 $1,418,691
HOLDEN                       $5,318 $1,838,299
HOLLAND                      $919,098 $194,067