FY 2016 Final Budget

Acts

2015

Chapter 46

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2016 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

NOTE: THIS CHAPTER IS CURRENTLY BEING UPDATED TO INCLUDE THE GOVERNOR'S ACTIONS AND LEGISLATIVE OVERRIDES


     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, 2015, 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, 2016.  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, 2016, are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for that fiscal year as set forth and authorized in section 2. The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts from each such source by each such fund, 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 that fiscal year pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws. These 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 2016 Revenue Source and Budgeted Fund (in Millions)
SourceAll Budgeted Funds*General FundCommonwealth Transportation FundTourism FundOther Budgeted Funds
Alcoholic Beverages 80.7 80.7


Cigarettes 505.6 505.6


Corporations 2,164.7 2,164.7


Deeds 259.6 259.6


Estate Inheritance 336.1 336.1


Financial Institutions 23.1 23.1


Income 14,727.9 14,727.9


Insurance 393.2 393.2


Motor Fuels 764.2
763.2
1.0
Public Utilities 22.8 22.8


Room Occupancy 154.4 120.5
33.9
Sales - Regular 4,188.3 4,188.3


Sales - Meals 986.0 986.0


Sales - Motor Vehicles 835.8 297.6 538.2

Miscellaneous 14.2 14.2


UI Surcharges 22.4


22.4
Total Tax Revenues 25,479.0 24,120.3 1,301.4 33.9 23.4






SBA Transfer (803.9) (803.9)


MBTA Transfer (985.2) (985.2)


Pension Transfer (1,972.0) (1,972.0)


Workforce Training Fund Transfer (22.4)


(22.4)
Total Consensus Taxes for Budget 21,695.5 20,359.2 1,301.4 33.9 1.0






Non-Filer Amnesty 100.0 100.0


Tax Settlement Revenue 100.0 100.0


Tax Revenue Enhancements 17.0 17.0


Combined Reporting 5.0 5.0


Life Sciences Tax Incentive Cap 5.0 5.0


Repeal of FAS 109 Deduction 45.8 45.8








Non-Tax Revenue




Federal Reimbursements 10,257.6 10,216.8

40.8
Departmental Revenues 3,873.4 3,195.8 663.2
14.3
Consolidated Transfers 2,047.5 1,846.3 96.0
105.2
Grand Total 38,146.7 35,890.9 2,060.7 33.9 161.3






*Includes revenue deposited into the Workforce Training Fund, Mass Tourism Fund, Inland Fish and Game Fund, Gaming Local Aid Fund, and Stabilization Fund

     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 herein and to include a full statement comparing such receipts with projected receipts in the annual report for fiscal year 2016 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 $2,975,563 $0 $2,975,563 $0
Committee for Public Counsel $0 $8,600,000 $0 $8,600,000 $0
Appeals Court $0 $385,600 $0 $385,600 $0
Trial Court $0 $100,159,327 $0 $100,159,327 $0
TOTAL: $0 $112,120,490 $0 $112,120,490 $0
District Attorneys




TOTAL: $0 $0 $0

Secretary of the Commonwealth




Secretary of the Commonwealth $0 $265,018,168 $0 $265,003,168 $15,000
TOTAL: $0 $265,018,168 $0 $265,003,168 $15,000
Treasurer and Receiver-General




Office of the Treasurer $0 $81,330,695 $486,295,204 $547,378,217 $20,247,682
Cultural Commission $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
State Lottery Commission $0 $163,122 $1,019,655,875 $1,019,818,997 $0
TOTAL: $0 $81,493,817 $1,505,951,079 $1,567,197,214 $20,247,682
Attorney General




Office of the Attorney General $4,305,408 $52,232,042 $457,554 $54,495,004 $2,500,000
TOTAL: $4,305,408 $52,232,042 $457,554 $54,495,004 $2,500,000
Inspector General




Office of the Inspector General $0 $650,000 $0 $0 $650,000
TOTAL: $0 $650,000 $0 $0 $650,000
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 $2,079,411 $304,500 $0 $5,000 $2,378,911
TOTAL: $2,079,411 $304,500 $0 $5,000 $2,378,911
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 $50,000 $5,811,000 $36,129,541 $41,990,541 $0
TOTAL: $50,000 $5,811,000 $36,129,541 $41,990,541 $0
Executive Office for Administration and Finance




Secretary of Administration and Finance $0 $45,363,741 $215,000,000 $260,363,741 $0
Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance $0 $47,665,527 $0 $34,865,527 $12,800,000
Bureau of State Office Buildings $0 $4,522 $0 $4,522 $0
Civil Service Commission $0 $13,000 $0 $13,000 $0
Group Insurance Commission $0 $864,241,504 $251,143,094 $1,113,145,162 $2,239,436
Division of Administrative Law Appeals $0 $13,000 $0 $13,000 $0
Department of Revenue $50,973,328 $142,601,090 $0 $187,027,138 $6,547,280
Appellate Tax Board $0 $1,707,212 $0 $1,307,212 $400,000
Human Resources Division $0 $2,631,250 $0 $1,500 $2,629,750
Operational Services Division $0 $18,323,212 $0 $5,339,190 $12,984,022
Information Technology Division $0 $9,955,900 $496,000 $2,100 $10,449,800
TOTAL: $50,973,328 $1,132,519,958 $466,639,094 $1,602,082,092 $48,050,288
Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs




Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs $0 $4,852,100 $0 $4,402,100 $450,000
Department of Environmental Protection $0 $32,512,499 $0 $26,193,987 $6,318,512
Department of Fish and Game $5,800,000 $11,396,289 $170,000 $16,823,300 $542,989
Department of Agricultural Resources $0 $5,992,642 $0 $5,992,642 $0
Department of Conservation and Recreation $0 $20,312,172 $5,608,833 $9,921,005 $16,000,000
Department of Public Utilities $0 $18,840,475 $0 $16,465,475 $2,375,000
Department of Energy Resources $0 $4,638,167 $0 $4,638,167 $0
TOTAL: $5,800,000 $98,544,344 $5,778,833 $84,436,676 $25,686,501
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 $6,777,838,914 $921,671,650 $1,000,000 $7,425,510,564 $275,000,000
Division of Health Care Finance and Policy $0 $34,856,024 $0 $31,433,472 $3,422,552
Mass Commission for the Blind $3,863,475 $7,500 $0 $3,870,975 $0
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission $3,646,521 $30,000 $0 $3,676,521 $0
Mass Commission for the Deaf $203,553 $4,000 $0 $207,553 $0
Chelsea Soldiers' Home $11,736,296 $3,234,538 $0 $14,370,834 $600,000
Holyoke Soldiers' Home $13,253,140 $4,131,466 $0 $16,075,563 $1,309,043
Department of Youth Services $6,983,023 $130,000 $0 $7,113,023 $0
Department of Transitional Assistance $436,148,424 $35,069,545 $0 $471,217,969 $0
Department of Public Health $140,214,140 $56,781,368 $1,500,000 $105,001,013 $93,494,495
Department of Children and Families $193,186,268 $10,173,054 $0 $198,849,168 $4,510,154
Department of Mental Health $92,396,187 $3,634,451 $0 $95,405,638 $625,000
Department of Developmental Services $626,505,712 $6,874,877 $0 $633,380,589 $0
Department of Elder Affairs $1,655,890,867 $849,300 $0 $1,655,990,167 $750,000
TOTAL: $9,961,866,520 $1,078,152,773 $2,500,000 $10,662,118,049 $380,401,244
Massachusetts Department of Transportation




Massachusetts Department of Transportation $0 $583,419,400 $0 $583,419,400 $0
TOTAL: $0 $583,419,400 $0 $583,419,400 $0
Board of Library Commissioners




Board of Library Commissioners $0 $2,000 $0 $2,000 $0
TOTAL: $0 $2,000 $0 $2,000 $0
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development




Department of Housing & Community Development $0 $3,984,479 $2,602,560 $4,052,036 $2,535,003
Office of Business Development $0 $7,500 $0 $7,500 $0
Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation $0 $1,300,500 $0 $800,500 $500,000
Division of Banks $0 $28,767,431 $0 $26,417,431 $2,350,000
Division of Insurance $0 $98,796,958 $0 $98,796,958 $0
Division of Professional Licensure $0 $16,743,072 $0 $16,153,072 $590,000
Division of Standards $0 $2,559,274 $0 $1,673,600 $885,674
Department of Telecommunications and Cable $0 $5,588,696 $0 $5,588,696 $0
TOTAL: $0 $157,747,910 $2,602,560 $153,489,793 $6,860,677
Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development




Department of Labor Relations $0 $200,000 $0 $100,000 $100,000
Labor and Workforce Development $0 $2,339,482 $24,376,009 $26,262,641 $452,850
TOTAL: $0 $2,539,482 $24,376,009 $26,362,641 $552,850
Executive Office of Education




Department of Early Education and Care $197,908,991 $1,621,202 $0 $199,330,193 $200,000
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education $0 $6,495,000 $0 $4,670,454 $1,824,546
University of Massachusetts $0 $156,107,738 $0 $156,107,738 $0
Bridgewater State College $0 $1,522,867 $0 $1,522,867 $0
Fitchburg State College $0 $1,270,253 $0 $1,270,253 $0
Framingham State College $0 $1,511,564 $0 $1,511,564 $0
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts $0 $235,385 $0 $235,385 $0
Salem State College $0 $710,138 $0 $710,138 $0
Westfield State College $0 $500,642 $0 $500,642 $0
Worcester State College $0 $546,255 $0 $546,255 $0
Berkshire Community College $0 $164,035 $0 $164,035 $0
Bristol Community College $0 $491,203 $0 $491,203 $0
Cape Cod Community College $0 $338,672 $0 $338,672 $0
Greenfield Community College $0 $116,605 $0 $116,605 $0
Holyoke Community College $0 $691,067 $0 $691,067 $0
Mass Bay Community College $0 $770,017 $0 $770,017 $0
Massasoit Community College $0 $618,335 $0 $618,335 $0
Mount Wachusett Community College $0 $244,276 $0 $244,276 $0
Northern Essex Community College $0 $218,211 $0 $218,211 $0
North Shore Community College $0 $1,221,909 $0 $1,221,909 $0
Quinsigamond Community College $0 $352,041 $0 $352,041 $0
Springfield Technical Community College $0 $718,718 $0 $718,718 $0
Roxbury Community College $0 $659,502 $0 $129,659 $529,843
Middlesex Community College $0 $256,574 $0 $256,574 $0
Bunker Hill Community College $0 $217,824 $0 $217,824 $0
TOTAL: $197,908,991 $177,600,033 $0 $372,954,635 $2,554,389
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security




Executive Office of Public Safety and Security $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000 $0
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner $0 $3,078,762 $0 $0 $3,078,762
Criminal History Systems Board $0 $16,834,213 $0 $13,334,213 $3,500,000
Criminal Justice Training Council $0 $1,920,000 $0 $120,000 $1,800,000
Department of State Police $1,580,000 $30,542,000 $0 $457,000 $31,665,000
Department of Public Safety $0 $31,646,083 $0 $18,737,019 $12,909,064
Department of Fire Services $0 $25,802,304 $0 $25,793,804 $8,500
Military Division $0 $1,400,000 $0 $0 $1,400,000
Emergency Management Agency $6,000,000 $482,901 $0 $6,482,901 $0
Department of Corrections $3,528,815 $8,384,000 $3,000,000 $2,712,815 $12,200,000
Parole Board $0 $600,000 $0 $0 $600,000
TOTAL: $11,108,815 $120,695,263 $3,000,000 $67,642,752 $67,161,326
Sheriffs




Sheriff's Department Hampden $874,000 $3,201,824 $0 $999,000 $3,076,824
Sheriff's Department Worcester $86,000 $38,500 $0 $124,500 $0
Sheriff's Department Middlesex $73,000 $169,000 $0 $167,000 $75,000
Sheriff's Department Franklin $3,075,895 $27,000 $0 $3,102,895 $0
Sheriff's Department Hampshire $41,000 $181,852 $0 $55,500 $167,352
Sheriff's Department Essex $2,018,000 $18,400 $0 $2,036,400 $0
Sheriff's Department Berkshire $20,000 $559,376 $0 $25,000 $554,376
Sheriff's Department Association $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Sheriff's Department Barnstable $250,000 $44,457 $0 $294,457 $0
Sheriff's Department Bristol $4,500,000 $0 $0 $4,500,000 $0
Sheriff's Department Nantucket $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 $0 $0 $5,000,000 $0
TOTAL: $23,507,245 $4,240,409 $0 $23,874,102 $3,873,552
Total Non-Tax Revenue: $10,257,599,718 $3,873,327,889 $2,047,434,670 $15,617,429,857 $560,932,420

Section 2.

Judiciary.

Supreme Judicial Court.

0320-0003
For the operation of the supreme judicial court, including the salaries of the chief justice and the 6 associate justices
$8,675,395
0320-0010
For the operation of the clerk’s office of the supreme judicial court for Suffolk county
$1,552,213
0321-0001
For the operation of the commission on judicial conduct
$749,080
0321-0100
For the services of the board of bar examiners
$1,358,923

Committee for Public Counsel Services.

0321-1500
For the operation of the committee for public counsel services as authorized by 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, 2015 in a cumulative manner and compared with data from the current quarter to the previous 3 quarters and data from fiscal years 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015; 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, 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 travel time, time spent in court and courthouse, including wait time and trial preparation time, including interview time, investigating time, and research 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, 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 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
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 herein shall be expended only in the AA and DD object classes; provided further, that, in order to promote and increase retention levels, not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended to increase the salaries of committee staff counsel; provided further, that the salary increases shall not take effect until January 1, 2016, and shall not give rise to creating a deficiency for fiscal year 2016; provided further, that not less than 30 days before the salary increases take effect, the committee shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (a) the number of staff counsel who would receive increased salaries; (b) the methodology used to determine the amount of said increase; and (c) how the increase in salary is used to increase retention levels; and provided further, that funds appropriated herein shall not be expended for administrative support staff or services of any kind
$28,198,603
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, pursuant to 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 2016 $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 indigent persons, 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 2016
$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 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
$17,000,000

Mental Health Legal Advisors.

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
$1,095,928

Prisoners’ Legal Services.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
0321-2100
For the expenses of Prisoners’ Legal Services
$1,374,683 $1,184,179

Social Law Library.

0321-2205
For the expenses of the social law library located in Suffolk county
$1,781,200

Appeals Court.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
0322-0100
For the appeals court, including the salaries, traveling allowances and expenses of the chief justice, recall justices and associate justices
$13,226,326 $12,977,984

Trial Court.

0330-0101
For the salaries of the justices of the 7 departments of the trial court
$61,998,582
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 29, 2016, 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 pursuant to 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 pursuant to 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 pursuant to 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 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 in accordance with 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 the report shall provide for the previous quarter for each court division and courthouse: (i) the total amount ordered in fees and fines; (ii) the total amount dismissed in fees and fines; (iii) the total amount paid in fees and fines; and (iv) the total amount outstanding in fees and fines; provided further, that up to $200,000 may be expended for a revenue maximization unit that shall prioritize improving revenue collections at district court locations which had more than 60 per cent of court fees outstanding in fiscal year 2012;  provided further, that not later than October 1, 2015 the trial court shall submit to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a progress report on the implementation of the revenue maximization unit; provided further, that the trial court shall report biannually to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (a) actions of the revenue maximization unit over the previous 6 months; and (b) revenue collection information for the most recent 6-month period for which data is available for all district court locations, denoting those district courts in which the revenue maximization unit is operating; 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, pursuant to 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 chapter 30 and who: (A) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (B) 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 pursuant to 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 on or before January 8, 2016; and provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 29, 2016, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (I) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (II) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (III) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (IV) the reason for the necessity of the transfer
$235,637,941 $232,000,000
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
0330-0500
For expanded use of video teleconferencing for court appearances by persons in the custody of the houses of correction
$250,000
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 2016 as selected in fiscal year 2015 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 implement this probation program in 10 new court locations; 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 not later than March 16, 2016 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the sites selected for the new locations; (ii) the research organization’s recommendations for the program; and (iii) any relevant data on participants and initial outcomes
$2,488,090
0330-0601
For the operation of the specialty courts; provided, that notwithstanding section 156, no funds shall be transferred from this item to another 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 not later than April 1, 2016 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.

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
$31,500,830

District Court Department.

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; and 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 $65,202,267

Probate and Family Court Department.

0333-0002
For the operation of the probate and family court department $28,958,672

Land Court Department.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
0334-0001
For the operation of the land court department
$3,881,275 $3,645,748

Boston Municipal Court Department.

0335-0001
For the operation of the Boston municipal court department $13,442,337

Housing Court Department.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
0336-0002
For the operation of the housing court department
$8,117,822 $7,826,352

Juvenile Court Department.

0337-0002
For the operation of the juvenile court department; provided, that not less than $143,989 shall be expended on the Hampden county CASA program, not less than $150,000 shall be expended on the Worcester county CASA program, not less than $98,730 shall be expended on the Essex county CASA program, not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the city of Boston CASA program, not less than $76,494 shall be expended on the Franklin and Hampshire county CASA program and not less than $53,995 shall be expended on the Berkshire county CASA program $18,704,229

Office of the Commissioner of Probation.

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 the purpose of 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 not less than $312,500 shall be expended for the research and development of a statistically valid pretrial risk assessment tool to inform pre-adjudication decision-making with regard to detention, release on personal recognizance or release under conditions of criminal defendants before the adult trial courts; provided further, that the funds shall be used to develop process documentation, training materials and costs of piloting of its implementation in several departments of the trial court; provided further, that the funds shall be made available on April 1, 2016; 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. $134,312,500
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 not later than February 26, 2016; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the performance standards used to assess the success of community corrections centers; (ii) a description of how each community corrections center rates based on performance and utilization data; (iii) the amount of each contract awarded to community corrections centers on a per client-day basis; (iv) standards for terminating contracts with underperforming community corrections centers; and (v) a plan for increasing the use of community corrections centers by the courts, the department of correction and the sheriffs; and provided further, that the executive director of the office of community corrections may make funds from this item available for rehabilitative pilot programs that incorporate evidence-based corrections practices
$20,923,598

Office of the Jury Commissioner.

0339-2100
For the office of the jury commissioner in accordance with chapter 234A of the General Laws
$2,774,615

District Attorneys.

Suffolk District Attorney.

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 $37,500
$17,801,069
0340-0198
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Suffolk district attorney’s office
$368,475

Middlesex District Attorney.

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 $37,500
$15,186,334
0340-0298
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Middlesex district attorney’s office
$545,993

Eastern District Attorney.

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 $37,500
$9,335,709
0340-0398
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Eastern district attorney’s office
$524,525

Worcester District Attorney.

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 $37,500
$10,205,623
0340-0498
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Worcester district attorney’s office
$437,123

Hampden District Attorney.

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 $37,500
$8,887,290
0340-0598
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampden district attorney’s office
$359,318

Hampshire/Franklin District Attorney.

0340-0600
For the Hampshire/Franklin 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 $236,000 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 $37,500
$5,779,908
0340-0698
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampshire/Franklin district attorney’s office
$311,059

Norfolk District Attorney.

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 $37,500
$9,102,619
0340-0798
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Norfolk district attorney’s office
$451,719

Plymouth District Attorney.

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 $37,500
$7,901,549
0340-0898
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Plymouth district attorney’s office
$454,190

Bristol District Attorney.

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 $37,500
$8,219,367
0340-0998
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Bristol district attorney’s office
$344,961

Cape and Islands District Attorney.

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 $37,500
$4,034,922
0340-1098
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office
$294,659

Berkshire District Attorney.

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 $37,500; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the operation and management of the Berkshire county drug task force
$4,031,927
0340-1198
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Berkshire district attorney’s office
$227,417

MASSACHUSETTS DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION.

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 prior to 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
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: (i) the number of abuse cases that are referred to each district attorney’s office for further investigation; (ii) the number of those referrals resulting in the filing of criminal charges, delineated by type of charge; (iii) the number of cases referred to each district attorney's office that remain open as of the date for submission of the report; and (iv) 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 not later than March 14, 2016; 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 not later than January 12, 2016; 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 district attorneys’ offices shall submit the report in a standard electronic format; provided further, that the template shall include, delineated by charge type: (a) the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment in each department of the trial court; (b) the number of criminal cases disposed in each department of the trial court; (c) the number of cases appealed to the appeals courts, supreme judicial court, supreme judicial and appeals court single justices and any other appeals; and (d) the number of cases reviewed but not charged; provided further, that the 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 the senate not later than February 12, 2016, detailing all district attorneys’ offices' use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (A) the amount of the funds deposited into an office's special law enforcement trust fund in fiscal years 2013, 2014, and 2015; (B) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (C) the balance in the fund as of January 1, 2016; 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 not later than January 29, 2016, detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; and 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 attorney’s 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
$1,941,692
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; 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 not less than 60 days prior to 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
$750,000
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 $37,500 per year; provided further, that these salary increases shall not take effect until January 1, 2016; provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to 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
$3,000,000
0340-8908
For the costs associated with maintaining the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association’s wide area network
$1,797,089

EXECUTIVE.

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 not less than $250,000 shall be expended for an independent fiscal audit of the financial liabilities and other fiscal exposures of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority which shall include, but not be limited to, existing debt obligations and pension liabilities; 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 2016
$5,554,390

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

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
$6,383,101
0511-0001
For the secretary of the commonwealth, who may expend 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
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
0511-0200
For the operation of the archives division
$365,557
0511-0230
For the operation of the records center
$35,660
0511-0250
For the operation of the archives facility
$297,068
0511-0260
For the operation of the commonwealth museum
$233,268
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
0511-0420
For the operation of the address confidentiality program. $136,985
0517-0000
For the printing of public documents
$509,280
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. $7,200,000
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 2, 2016
$5,100,000
0524-0000
For providing information to voters
$322,832
0526-0100
For the operation of the Massachusetts historical commission; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the rehabilitation of the State Theatre in the town of Stoughton; and provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for critical safety repairs at the Forbes House Museum in the town of Milton
$1,127,145
0527-0100
For the operation of the ballot law commission
$10,385
0528-0100
For the operation of the records conservation board
$36,400
0540-0900
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lawrence $1,236,574
0540-1000
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Salem. $2,810,111
0540-1100
For the registry of deeds located in the county of Franklin $622,985
0540-1200
For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampden $1,752,598
0540-1300
For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampshire $549,137
0540-1400
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lowell $1,153,155
0540-1500
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Cambridge $3,176,849
0540-1600
For the registry of deeds located in the town of Adams.
$267,134
0540-1700
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Pittsfield $456,131
0540-1800
For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington
$227,398
0540-1900
For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk $1,806,290
0540-2000
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg $678,853
0540-2100
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester $2,233,096

TREASURER AND RECEIVER GENERAL.

Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General.

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
$9,305,174
0610-0010
For the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund established in section 35QQ of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, 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; and provided, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Moving from Debt to Assets program to provide financial literacy training and support services
$435,000
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 operations 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 Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives funds, grants and other federal appropriations; provided, that the commission may expend revenues up to $247,682 collected from fees generated by said commission; and provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, said 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
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 safe campus, safe holidays, safe prom and safe summer programs; provided, that funds from this item shall not support other operating costs of item 0610-0050
$147,322
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 and section 11 of chapter 132 of the acts of 2009; 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 office of the state treasurer 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.

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 by 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, established in section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, to the General Fund $82,823,864
0640-0005
For the costs associated with monitor games; provided, that any funds expended on promotional activities shall be limited to point-of-sale promotions and agent newsletters; 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, established in section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, to the General Fund
$3,126,659
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, established in section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws,  to the General Fund
$8,000,000
0640-0096
For the commonwealth’s fiscal year 2016 contributions to the health and welfare fund established pursuant to 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 shall provide; 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, established in section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, to the General Fund
$366,300

Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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 purposes of 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 $60,000 shall be expended on the Cogswell school building for execution of the feasibility study requirements for the Cogswell school project in the Bradford section of the city of Haverhill; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Playwright Mentoring Project at Barrington Stage Company, Inc. in the city of Pittsfield
$14,160,000

Debt Service.

0699-0005
For the state treasurer, who may retain and expend an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2016 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
$101,852,761
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, 2016  from this item to said items 0699-9100, 0699-2005 and 0699-0014 or from said 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, 2016;  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 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
$2,099,880,631
General Fund 48.27%
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 51.73%
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
$88,923,748
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 the Internal Revenue Code, 26 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 in 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, 2016 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves
$18,181,484

STATE AUDITOR.

Office of the State Auditor.

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
$14,230,535
0710-0100
For the operation of the division of local mandates
$351,864
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.
$1,733,877
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
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, 2016 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
0710-0300
For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations
$451,833

ATTORNEY GENERAL.

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
$23,044,018
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
0810-0013
For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a false claims program an amount not to exceed $2,500,000 from 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
$2,500,000
0810-0014
For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general pursuant to 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
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 pursuant to 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 pursuant to said section 72H of said chapter 111
$4,050,000
0810-0045
For the wage enforcement program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a nonmanagement 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
0810-0061
For the purpose of funding existing and future litigation devoted to obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth
$2,660,000
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
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 attorney general shall investigate and prosecute, when appropriate, employers who fail to provide workers’ compensation insurance as required by law; 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

Victim and Witness Assistance Board.

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, 2016
$497,506
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 2, 2016 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 2015
$1,000,458

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

0900-0100
For the operation of the state ethics commission
$2,068,969

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.

0910-0200
For the operation of the office of the inspector general
$2,578,782
0910-0210
For the office of the inspector general which may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $650,000 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 discrepancies between the receipts of revenues and related expenditures, the office of the inspector general 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
0910-0220
For the operation of the bureau of program integrity established under section 16V of chapter 6A of the General Laws
$400,000
0910-0300
For the operation of the internal special audit unit established in section 9 of chapter 6C of the General Laws
$425,000

OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN AND POLITICAL FINANCE.

0920-0300
For the operation of the office of campaign and political finance
$1,536,196

OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE.

0930-0100
For the operation of the office of the child advocate; provided, that the office shall be subject to review and reporting requirements described in section 219 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014, prior appropriation continued
$600,000

MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION.

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 not later than July 1, 2005; provided, that not later than November 3, 2015, the commission shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report on the following: (i) the number of all 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 conciliation, pre-public hearing and post-public hearing stages; (ii) 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 and specifying those cases involving the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority; (iii) the number of new cases filed in fiscal year 2015; and (iv) the number of cases closed by the commission in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that funds made available in this item shall be in addition to funds available in item 0940-0101; provided further, that all positions, except clerical, shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the commission shall pursue the highest rate of federal reimbursement
$2,898,657
0940-0101
For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, which may expend not more than $2,168,911 from revenues from federal reimbursements received for the purposes of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development fair housing type 1 program and the equal opportunity resolution contract program during fiscal year 2016 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
$2,168,911
0940-0102
For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, which may expend not more than $210,000 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
$210,000

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

0950-0000
For the commission on the status of women
$100,950
0950-0030
For the commission on the status of grandparents raising grandchildren
$80,000

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 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 established in section 68 of chapter 3 of the General Laws
$50,000

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

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 revenues collected; provided further, the comptroller shall make expenditures for the purpose of an enhanced intercept collections of delinquent debt program; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller may enter into contracts with private vendors to identify and pursue cost avoidance opportunities for programs of the commonwealth, and may enter into interdepartmental service agreements with state agencies, as applicable, for such purpose; 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
$9,014,337
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 July 31, 2015 and the second not later than February 2, 2016 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: (i) the session law for the previously agreed upon collective bargaining agreement; (ii) the current agreement status; (iii) the collective bargaining unit and unit number; (iv) the full-time equivalent employees subject to the agreement by item; (v) a description of the membership of the unit; (vi) the total salary base of the most recent previous agreement; (vii) the start date and expiration date of the most recent agreement; (viii) the estimated total fiscal impact of the agreement compared to the previous agreement; and (ix) the base salary increases required by the agreement by effective time; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance and the office of employee relations shall meet with the house and senate committees on ways and means following the submission of each report to discuss the information in the report, including any collective bargaining agreements that are set to expire over the next 12 months and the current status of negotiations; 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 may coordinate with the Social Impact Bond Technical Assistance Lab at the Harvard University Kennedy School to develop the pay-for-performance model; provided further, that the executive office shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2016 on efforts to develop the pay-for-performance model and on the feasibility of implementing that model in fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended, pursuant to section 172, for a consultant from an independent research organization to develop a funding formula for the sheriffs
$3,261,202
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
1100-1700
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office for administration and finance
$32,359,861
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
1100-6000
For a reserve to provide loan guarantees to small businesses pursuant to section 57 of chapter 23A of the General Laws to be administered by the Massachusetts office of business development, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Business Development Corporation
$1,100,000
1106-0064
For the caseload and economic forecasting office within the office of commonwealth performance, accountability and transparency; provided, that the caseload and economic forecasting office shall forecast: (i) MassHealth enrollment by group; (ii) participation in state-subsidized childcare provided through items 3000-3060, 3000-4040 and 3000-4060; (iii) participation in emergency assistance and housing programs provided through items 7004-0101 and 7004-0108; (iv) enrollment, both active member and dependent, in the group insurance commission; (v) recipients of direct benefits provided by the department of transitional assistance through items 4403-2000, 4405-2000 and 4408-1000; (vi) participation in programs provided by the department of children and families through items 4800-0038 and 4800-0041; and (vii) other related economic forecasts; provided further, that the office shall report its forecasts to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 15, 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 March 16, 2016
$130,320

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

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 2015 for all buildings under the jurisdiction of the office; provided further, that, on or before August 30, 2015, the division shall submit to the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight, a list of all properties, including, but not limited to, boathouses, skating rinks, land, buildings and athletic fields, that are currently being leased out by the commonwealth and the list shall include include the agency that has care and custody of each property, the terms of said leases, the lease rates, the last time the lease was renegotiated, the name of the lessee, the address of the lease, the appraised value of each property, whether the property is occupied, the rate of rent, the name of the entity that maintains the property and the yearly cost of such maintenance and the amount of revenue collected for each property for each of the last 10 years
$11,117,966
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, the Springfield state office building and other state buildings not more than $12,500,000 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
$12,500,000
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
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
$2,380,120

Office on Disability.

1107-2400
For the Massachusetts office on disability
$702,535

DISABLED PERSONS PROTECTION COMMISSION.

1107-2501
For the disabled persons protection commission; provided, 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: (i) the number of substantiated claims; (ii) the number of unsubstantiated claims; and (iii) 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
$2,943,391

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 civil service commission may assess a fee upon the appointing authority when inappropriate action has occurred
$444,422

Group Insurance Commission.

1108-5100
For the administration of the group insurance commission; provided, that the group insurance commission 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; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means, with the first report due on or before September 30, 2015, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (i) any proposed plan changes accompanied by detailed rationale for said plan changes; and (ii) a breakdown of any projected deficiencies or reversions; and provided further, that the group insurance 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
$4,507,614
1108-5200
For the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premium and plan costs incurred in fiscal year 2016; 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 2016 and any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2016; 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 as authorized by 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, 2016 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 prior to any changes in coverage, benefits or the schedule of copayments and deductibles for plans offered by the group insurance commission; provided further, that the group insurance commission may pay premium and plan costs for municipal employees and retirees who are enrolled in the group insurance commission’s health plans under the commission’s regulations; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2016 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 2015; and provided further, that said report shall include:  (i) the premium reimbursement paid by each municipality per active enrollee by plan; (ii) the average employee premium contribution by plan for each municipality; (iii) estimates for the total premium per active enrollee by plan for each municipality; and (iv) a comparison of the total premium estimate with the sum total of municipality reimbursement and average employee   premium contribution
$1,626,025,173
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 $2,239,436 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
$2,239,436
1108-5350
For elderly governmental retired employee premium payments
$275,800
1108-5400
For the costs of the retired municipal teachers’ premiums and the audit of such premiums
$53,000,000
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
$8,581,020

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; 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; and provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended solely for contract hearing officers to hear older, backlogged cases referred to the division by the contributory retirement appeal board
$1,238,949

George Fingold Library.

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

Department of Revenue.

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 said 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; provided further, that the limitation on refilling positions vacated by early retirement under section 9 of chapter 19 of the acts of 2015 shall not apply to tax administration positions in the department; and provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $2,000,000 to hire 20 full-time equivalent auditors $94,872,929
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: (i) 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; (ii) obtain such delinquent returns; and (iii) 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, 2016 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 2013, 2014 and 2015
$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 the 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, 2016; provided further, that the 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, 2016 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
$34,343,885
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
1201-0911
For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue for the purpose of resolving tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $1,000,000 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012
$1,000,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
1231-1000
For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the  General Laws
$1,100,000
1232-0100
For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws; provided, that any unexpected funds in this item as of the end of fiscal year 2015 shall not revert and shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2016; and provided further, that in the prioritization of claims, priority for payment of approved claims shall be given to claimants who own or formerly owned not more than 4 dispensing facilities
$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, 2016 on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to: (i) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; and (iii) the number of backlog claims; and provided further, that the report shall detail how many tanks are out of compliance with said chapter 21J
$1,347,835
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 in 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 in an amount not to exceed $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.
$979,797,001
General Fund 89.28%
Gaming Local Aid Fund . 10.72%
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 make available on its website the number of hearings held at each location
$1,940,616
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 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 $35,000 shall be expended for the Vietnam Veterans of America organization in Massachusetts, to provide assistance for Veterans in filing claims to receive all existing medical and financial benefits that they are entitled to in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts; 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 $150,000 shall be allocated for Heidrea for Heroes
$3,522,497
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 not less than $200,000 shall be allocated for Nathan Hale Outreach Centers; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the New Patriots Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. in the city of Fitchburg for the purpose of updating the Center to be more handicap accessible; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be allocated to New England Veterans Liberty House; provided further, that that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Veterans First Outreach Center of the Springfield Chapter of the National Association for Black Veterans, Inc., to provide outreach services for Veterans in Hampden County; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Soldier On for the purpose of providing services to homeless veterans in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire County; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center for the purpose of the Grace Veterans Program; and 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 provided for the operation of the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.,  a women’s housing program in the city of Gardner
$3,357,641
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, prior appropriation continued
$690,000
1410-0024
For training and certification of veterans’ benefits and services officers
$350,000
1410-0031
For the cost of establishing a memorial to honor Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes; provided, that funds shall be made available to the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund, Inc. for programming, design, construction and maintenance; provided further, that nothing in this item shall prohibit the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund, Inc. from raising private funds to promote the establishment of the memorial or encouraging the donation of private funds for the construction and maintenance of the memorial or for any other endeavor the organization so chooses $150,000
1410-0075
For the purpose of the train vets to treat vets program; provided, that the department shall work in conjunction with the 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 not less than $30,000 shall be expended for transitional services at Our Neighbor’s Table in the city known as the town of Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $220,000 shall be obligated for a contract with Soldier On Shelter located in the town of Leeds; and provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for support services for the transitional housing program for homeless veterans located in the city of Chelsea,
$3,141,629
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
$2,592,470
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 to the parents and unremarried 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 pursuant to 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 pursuant to 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 pursuant to said chapter 115 shall not be considered income for the purposes of determining eligibility under said chapter 118E; and provided further, that benefits awarded pursuant to section 6B of said chapter 115 shall be considered countable income
$77,151,193
1410-0630
For the administration of the veterans’ cemeteries in the city known as the town of Agawam and the town of Winchendon
$1,171,830
1410-1616
For war memorials; provided, that not less than $50,000 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; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for restoration grants for Civil War Veterans' monuments, memorials and other significant sites across the commonwealth; provided further, that $94,000 shall be expended for a Civil War monument in the town of Barre; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Citizen Soldiers monument in the town of Spencer; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended on a September 11, 2001 Freedom 104th Air Wing F-15 monument and memorial; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Rockland to cover the costs associated with the construction and maintenance of the Rockland Veterans memorial
$729,000

Reserves.

1599-0017
For a homelessness prevention reserve at the executive office of health and human services; provided, that funds shall be used to provide tailored and flexible short-term assistance to families that are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless with a goal of rapid housing stabilization and to coordinate the delivery of public benefits and human services to families who apply for or are receiving benefits through item 7004-0101, 7004-0108, 7004-3036 or 7004-9316 and to families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness through programs within the executive office; provided further, that the funds may be used for prevention, diversion or stabilization; provided further, that such assistance shall be coordinated with the department of housing and community development to maximize impact and to avoid duplication of effort; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services may, with the approval of the secretary of  administration and finance, transfer from this item amounts necessary to meet any costs associated with the purposes of this item; provided further, 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, 2016 on: (i) the number of families served through this item; (ii) the types of services received by participating families; (iii) the number of families who transition into stabilized housing and the zip code of the stabilized housing; (iv) the number of families who remain in stabilized housing after 90 days, when applicable; (v) the number of families who returned to subsidized housing shelters; (vi) other quantifiable data related to client outcomes as determined by the secretary; (vii) the number of families turned away from the program; and (viii) the amount of funding awarded to vendors for the delivery of services and the names of each vendor; and provided further, that the department may enter into interagency service agreements as necessary
$1,000,000
1599-0026
For a reserve to support municipal improvements; provided, that not more than $2,000,000 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 $3,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for 1-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 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 14, 2016 on: (i) results to date of grants awarded in fiscal year 2016 and in prior fiscal years; and (ii) replicable outcome measures for projects awarded to date; provided further, that $4,250,000 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; 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 that submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to mitigate student overcrowding in the town of Ashland; provided further, than not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the National Lancers; 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 not later than February 12, 2016 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than $36,000 shall be expended from this item to purchase a refueling vehicle for the highway department of the city of Easthampton; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a public safety grant in the city of Newburyport for additional lighting in the city of Newburyport’s public parking lots; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the analysis of the failures associated with the components and installation of the sewer collection and transmission system operated by the city of Newburyport in that city and in the town of Newbury on Plum Island and the preliminary design of the means and systems necessary to correct such problems so as to promote the consistent, reliable and effective operation of such system; provided further, that nothing undertaken pursuant to this item shall preclude, impede or otherwise impair efforts to seek recompense from any parties responsible for failures of the system; provided further, that such analysis shall be completed by December 2015; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended on memorial markers in the the city known as the town of Weymouth in honor of the 5 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients from the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center in the town of Dedham; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the town of Plymouth for revising and updating its radiological response and recovery plan; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be allocated to Andover high school to upgrade the media and technology center; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be allocated to Andover high school for continued renovation of the Peter Aumais baseball facility; 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 again in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that funds 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; and provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements and historic renovations in the town of Millbury
$13,841,000
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
$5,000,000
1599-0055
For a reserve to fund the direct payroll costs of employees who fill positions vacated pursuant to chapter 19 of the acts of 2015; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2016 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
$43,340,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
1599-0057
For a reserve to transfer funds to the Pension Reserves Investment Trust Fund, established in subdivision (8) of section 22 of chapter 32 of the General Laws, to fund additional payments to defray any additional unfunded liability associated with programs implemented under chapter 19 of the acts of 2015
$48,749,000 $29,029,616
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 2016 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
$41,106,000
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
1599-0321
For a reserve to provide funding for women’s preventive health services, as prescribed by section 2713(a)(4) of the Public Health Service Act; provided, that funding is limited to mitigating costs incurred by individuals affected by health plans sponsored by businesses who choose to opt out of coverage for women’s preventive health services $300,000
1599-1301
For an independent program evaluation reserve; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall be used to evaluate the safe and successful youth initiative funded through item 4000-0005 and programs for English language learners in gateway cities funded through item 7009-6400; provided further, that each program shall maintain the same independent evaluator as in fiscal year 2015 or select an evaluator in a manner consistent with section 193 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013; and provided further, that the funds appropriated in this item in fiscal year 2016 shall not revert but shall be made available for these purposes through June 30, 2017
$250,000
1599-1450
For a reserve to be administered by the health policy commission in consultation with the department of public health; provided, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to develop a pilot program to implement a fully integrated model of post-natal supports for families with substance exposed newborns, integrating obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, behavioral health, social work, early intervention providers, and social service providers to provide full family care; provided further, that the commission shall implement the program to provide care for substance exposed newborns and their families at up to 3 regional sites in the commonwealth to be selected by the commission through a competitive process in which applicants demonstrate community need and the capacity to implement the integrated model; provided further, that in developing the program, the commission shall consider evidence-based practices from successful programs implemented locally, nationally, or internationally and shall consult with the department of public health and the department of children and families; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to develop a training and technical assistance program to improve and expand the capacity and ability of primary care providers, including but not limited to providers seeking certification as patient centered medical homes, to prescribe Narcan to prevent deaths by opioid overdose in every county of the commonwealth; provided further, that the program shall include training of primary care providers in prescribing Narcan and educating family members of individuals struggling with opioid misuse or addiction about Narcan and its use; provided further, that providers who participate in said training may receive a supply of Narcan for use in their practices; provided further, that the commission shall report to the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 12 months following completion of the pilot program and the training and technical assistance program on the results of the programs, including their effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall not revert and shall be available for expenditure through June 30, 2017
$600,000
1599-1968
For a reserve for the Massachusetts Port Authority to encourage tourism and travel from Israel, the Middle East and Asia to the commonwealth using direct flights to General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport
$700,000
1599-1970
For a reserve for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to defray costs of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, or its successor, incurred in fiscal year 2016 under section 138 of chapter 27 of the acts of 2009
$125,000,000
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 100%
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. 3675
1599-1979
For an independent assessment of maintenance protocols, project selection criteria and capital spending at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority in order to determine whether the authority has the means to bring its infrastructure into a state of good repair; provided, that the assessment shall include an evaluation of 1-year, 3-year and 5-year maintenance priorities as well as the vehicle fleet maintenance and replacement program
$250,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
1599-2003
For the purpose of funding the Uniform Law Commission; provided, that prior fiscal year payments may be payable from this item
$70,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
1599-2004
For a reserve to be administered by the health policy commission to develop a pilot program to implement a model of field triage of behavioral health patients under medical control by specially-trained emergency medical services providers, care for appropriate patients at home by such providers in coordination with behavioral health care providers, and transport of appropriate, non-medically complex patients to a behavioral health site of care for most effective treatment rather than to an acute hospital emergency department; provided, that the commission shall implement this pilot to triage behavioral health patients in the greater Quincy area affected by the recent hospital closure; provided further, that in developing the program, the commission shall consider evidence-based practices from successful programs implemented locally, nationally, or internationally; provided further, that the commission shall report to the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 12 months following completion of the pilot program on its results, including its effectiveness, efficiency, and sustainability; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall not revert and shall be available for expenditure through June 30, 2017
$500,000 $250,000
1599-2012
For a reserve to establish a program to be administered by the health policy commission to accelerate and support behavioral health integration within patient-centered medical homes, as certified by the commission under section 14 of chapter 6D of the General Laws; provided, that this program shall support efforts to build the partnerships and infrastructure necessary to initiate or expand the provision of behavioral health care services within the primary care setting and may take the form of training, education, technical assistance or direct grants; provided further, that the commission shall report to the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 24 months following implementation of the program on the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the program; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall not revert and shall be available for expenditure through June 30, 2017
$250,000
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
1599-3765
For a reserve to reimburse municipalities for their share of costs related to the extreme or severe weather events, including tornadoes, in July 2014; provided, that municipalities shall first submit a plan to the secretary of administration and finance on how the funds shall be used; and provided further, that the comptroller shall transfer funds made available in this item to municipalities for this purpose upon the written request of the secretary of administration and finance
$750,000
1599-3856
For rent and associated costs at the Massachusetts information technology center in the city of Chelsea
$500,000
1599-4417
For the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Boston; provided, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for one-time costs for a performance management, accountability and transparency program for local governments; and provided further, that this program shall be self-sustaining as of July 1, 2016
$750,000
1599-4446
For costs associated with the days off lost settlement
$7,700,000
1599-6903
For the fiscal year 2016 costs of chapter 257 of the acts of 2008 rate implementations, including, but not limited to, costs associated with any court order or settlement between providers of services and the commonwealth related to the rate implementation process; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2016 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed 15 days in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that contracts between state agencies and human service provider organizations shall include requirements that the organizations report information detailed under section 180 to the agencies; 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; and 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
$30,000,000
1599-7104
For a reserve of not more than $2,700,000 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; provided, that $4,000,000 from this item shall be expended for the lease and operation of an educational satellite facility established by the University of Massachusetts at Lowell in the city of Haverhill and other economic development programs in the city of Haverhill
$6,700,000

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 with pay to undergo the medical procedure and for associated physical recovery time, but this leave shall not exceed 5 days
$2,968,836
1750-0102
For the human resources division, which may expend not more than $2,629,750 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 in section 61A of said chapter 31 and the wellness program established in 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
$2,629,750
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
1750-0300
For the commonwealth’s contributions in fiscal year 2016 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

Operational Services Division.

1775-0106
For the operation of an enhanced vendor auditing unit within the operational services division; provided, that the unit shall use a risk analysis program to identify vendor areas at high risk of fraud, overbilling or unallowable expenses; provided further, that the risk analysis shall use vendor-filed uniform financial reports, contracts with state entities and Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system billing records; provided further, that in determining risk, the unit shall consider: (i) failure to file in a timely manner annual uniform financial reports and required private audits; (ii) related-party transactions; (iii) use of management companies; (iv) amounts of billed expenditures on credit cards; (v) expenditures for nonprogram expenses such as travel, meals and vehicles; and (vi) referrals or complaints from other state agencies, public officials and consumers; provided further, that the unit shall conduct field audits as necessary to determine evidence of fraud, overbilling or unallowable expenses; provided further, that the unit shall develop a recovery plan to recoup all funds received by a vendor due to fraud, overbilling or unallowable expenses and shall be responsible for recovering such funds; provided further, that any recovery plan that provides for less than the full restitution of misspent funds shall not be implemented without the approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that all funds recovered shall be deposited in the General Fund; provided further, that audits which indicate criminal fraud shall be referred to the attorney general for investigation; and provided further, that the unit shall file a report with the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 14, 2016 on the activities of the unit, including the number of audits conducted, the number of vendors audited, the number of vendors demonstrating the risk factors listed in this item, the funds identified for recoupment, the funds recouped, any reasons why identified funds were not recouped, details of recovery plans that required the approval of the secretary of administration and finance
$377,083
1775-0115
For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend for the purpose of procuring, managing and administering statewide contracts an amount not to exceed $12,306,022 from revenue collected from the statewide contract administrative fee; 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
$12,306,022
1775-0124
For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend an amount not to exceed $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 supplier diversity office certified minority and women-owned businesses, which allows those businesses to better compete for state contracts, and also 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
$492,389
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.

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, 2016, with actual and projected savings and expenditures for the audits in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016; 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, 2015 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
$3,642,770
1790-0300
For the Massachusetts office of information technology, which may expend not more than $10,449,800 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 and 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; and provided further, that any unspent balance at the close of fiscal year 2016 shall remain in the account and may be expended in fiscal year 2017
$10,449,800

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Office of the Secretary.

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 not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a carbon sequestration program in the city known as the town of West Springfield
$6,311,774
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: (i) the resiliency of the commonwealth's transportation, energy and public health infrastructures; (ii) built environments; (iii) municipal assistance; (iv) improved data collection and analysis; and (v) enhanced planning; provided, that the executive office may enter into interagency service agreements to facilitate and accomplish these efforts
$300,000
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 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 disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
2000-1207
For the office of the state climatologist; provided, that not later than September 30, 2015, the office shall report to the executive office of energy and environmental affairs, the chancellor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the planned activities of the office in fiscal year 2016
$200,000
2000-1700
For the operation of information technology services within the executive office of energy and environmental affairs
$12,509,486
2030-1000
For the operation of the office of environmental law enforcement; provided, that environmental police officers shall provide monitoring pursuant to the National Shellfish Sanitation Program; provided further, that funds from this item shall not be expended for the purposes of item 2030-1004; and 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
$11,090,837
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 2016 under said first paragraph of said section 18 of said chapter 25 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
$9,974,756
2100-0013
For the operation of the transportation oversight division
$369,019
2100-0014
For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation of the energy facilities siting board an amount not to exceed $75,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2016 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 an amount not to exceed $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2016 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 2016 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
$90,263

Department of Environmental Protection.

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 further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for brownfields assessment and remediation in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Buzzards Bay Coalition, Inc. and Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, Inc., in conjunction with the Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Massachusetts at Boston, for a coastal water quality monitoring program in Buzzards Bay, Vineyard sound, Nantucket sound and Cape Cod Bay; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the Cape Cod conservation district to fund feasibility studies and conceptual plans for coastal restoration projects on Cape Cod; 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
$29,520,620
2200-0102
For the department of environmental protection, which may expend an amount not to exceed $650,151 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 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
$650,151
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 grant program pursuant to section 241 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1997; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for environmental improvements at the transfer station in the town of Sherborn
$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 an amount not to exceed $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: (i) this item is abolished or reduced in fiscal year 2016; or (ii) 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 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, an amount not to exceed $3,168,361 from the revenue 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, 2016 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 further, 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 in accordance with said chapter 21I; provided further, that the department shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the executive office for 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 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, 42 U.S.C. section 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 $847,831
2220-2221
For the administration and implementation of the operating permit and compliance program required under the federal Clean Air Act,  42 U.S.C. section 7401 et seq
$1,527,547
2250-2000
For the commonwealth’s implementation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, Public Law 93-52, as amended, under section 18A of chapter 21A of the General Laws
$1,529,649
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
$14,409,902
2260-8872
For the brownfields site audit program
$1,215,241
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
$394,761

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
$911,458
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 not less than $50,000 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
$592,915
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 be not less than the amount received in fiscal year 2015 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
$14,411,692
Inland Fisheries and Game Fund 100%
2310-0300
For the operation of the natural heritage and endangered species program
$150,000
2310-0306
For the hunter safety training program
$443,202
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
$559,086
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 not less than $83,400 shall be expended for a Great Marsh green crab trapping program; provided further, than 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, 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 $50,000 shall be expended for programs at the Fishing Academy, Inc., for young people in greater Boston; 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 prior to 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; and 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 prior to taking any such action
$6,387,596
2330-0120
For the division of marine fisheries for a program of enhancement and development of marine recreational fishing and related programs and activities, including the cost of equipment, maintenance, staff and the maintenance and updating of data
$638,685
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 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
$1,305,519
Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund   .100%

Department of Agricultural Resources.

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 not less than $120,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Farm to School Project; 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; provided further, that not less than $40,000 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 $50,000 shall be expended for the statewide 4-H program; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the apiary inspection program; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the funding of a buy local effort, including locally harvested seafood, in central, western, northeastern and southern Massachusetts; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be extended to the University of Massachusetts extension program to conduct apiary research and education relative to honey bee mortality and to provide general support and make recommendations on preventing hive loss to the apiary inspection program, county beekeeping associations and statewide pollinator stewardship efforts
$6,024,798
2511-0105
For the purchase of supplemental foods for the emergency food assistance program within the Feeding America nationally-certified food bank system in the commonwealth;  provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall reflect the Feeding America allocation formula in order to benefit the 4 regional food banks in the commonwealth; 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 not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Food for the World Inc.; provided further, that not less than $110,000 shall be expended for the operation of the city of Cambridge’s Weekend Backpack Program for food assistance; and provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended for operating funds to distribute food for the Massachusetts emergency food assistance program
$17,160,000
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
$4,498,076
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 307 of the acts of 1987 for the use of certain land; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a flood mitigation study in the city of Peabody
$1,120,149
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 the department shall implement a stormwater management program in compliance with federal and state stormwater management requirements; provided further, that the department shall inventory all stormwater infrastructure, assess its stormwater practices, analyze long-term capital and operational needs and implement a stormwater management plan to comply with federal and state regulatory requirements; provided further, that in order to protect public safety and water resources for water supply, recreational and ecosystem uses, the department shall continue to implement interim stormwater management practices including, but not limited to, street sweeping, inspection and cleaning of catch basins and emergency repairs to roadway drainage; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended towards stormwater management including replacement of a major culvert in the city of Everett; provided further, that not less than $44,000 shall be expended for stormwater management oversight in the town of Medway; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a comprehensive analysis of the hydrology and structural integrity of the existing culvert in the cities of Malden, Everett and Revere
$803,337
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 $700,000 shall be expended for the Metropolitan Beaches in the cities of Lynn, Nahant, Quincy and Revere, the towns of Hull and Winthrop, the East Boston, South Boston and Dorchester sections of the city of Boston to be fully maintained and seasonally staffed as recommended by the commission on the future of metropolitan beaches in coordination with the department of conservation and recreation; and provided further, that not less than $190,000 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 commission on the future of metropolitan beaches
$1,190,000
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 2015 shall continue to receive such benefits in fiscal year 2016 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; and 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
$14,772,699
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; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the preservation of a historic property in the town of Hadley; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the repair and maintenance of the Mahar dam at the Ralph C. Mahar regional school district in the town of Orange; and provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 7, 2015, that shall include, but not be limited to the following: (a) the number of staff that are assigned from this line item and their job titles; (b) the number of dam inspections scheduled for fiscal year 2016; and (c) the number of dams in need of repair or replacement
$642,968
2810-0100
For the operation of the division of state parks and recreation; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used: (i) 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; (ii) to oversee skating rinks; and (iii) 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 2016 as were open in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the division may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements of facilities and the revitalization of Coes Pond beach, also known as the John J. Binienda memorial beach, in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the management and cleanup of invasive pond vegetation in the town of Pembroke; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and enhancement of Marion's Camp in the town of Sutton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 more than the amount appropriated in item 7008-0900 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 to the town of Methuen for a public safety grant shall be expended for renovations at Nicholson Stadium in the city known as the town of Methuen; provided further, that not less than $138,000 shall be expended for the Charles River Conservancy to complete the environmental remediation of a portion of the Lynch Family skate park in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study to develop a canoe launch, walking paths and hiking trails in public parks and open space areas in the town of Dedhamincluding, but not limited to, historic Wigwam pond; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of Red Rock Park in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $88,000 shall be expended for a grant to the city of Newton Parks and Recreation Department for the purpose of protecting and preserving the water quality of Crystal Lake; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the long term care and maintenance of Whitman’s pond in the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the purposes of aquatic invasive species control; provided further, that $100,000 may be expended for the operations of the Blue Hill Observatory and Science Center; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a community playground project in the town of Littleton; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for park and playground projects in the city of Marlborough; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to cover 1-time costs of window replacements and other exterior restorations for the 1818 Powder House at Magazine beach; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to finalize the designs and obtain permits necessary for implementation of the Mystic River Master Plan; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for aquatic invasive species control on the Mystic river; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Let’s Row Boston program administered by Community Rowing, Inc. in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 more than the amount appropriated in item 8000-0600 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 to the town of Ludlow shall be expended for the public riverwalk at Ludlow Mills for the installation of riverwalk pedestrian safety improvements and required historical signage; provided further, that said public improvements shall include LED energy efficient safety lighting, riverwalk furnishings and required historical interpretive signage, all of which have been designed, permitted and approved by the Town of Ludlow; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the development and maintenance of a community garden along the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s commuter rail and subway tracks in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for open space improvements in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be allocated 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 $75,000 shall be expended for the expansion of the city known as the town of Methuen public school’s rowing program as part of the River Cities Initiative and administered by the Essex Rowing Club, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $16,000 shall be expended for the construction of a playground at Memorial park in the town of Hampden; 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; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the city of Brockton parks commission to renovate McKinley Playground; provided further, that not less than 62.5 percent of the amount appropriated in item 2810-0100 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013 for open space improvements in the city of Lowell shall be expended for public safety and open space improvements to parks in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for tree re-planting in the city ofWorcester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for athletic field improvements in the town of Millis; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for facility repairs at Berry Pond in the Harold Parker State Forest; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study for a community path in the town of Belmont; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Plum Island operated by the city of Newburyport; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended by the MFN Regional Wastewater District for the design of the MFN wastewater treatment lant; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a new children’s playground and basketball court at Parallel Park in Arlington; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Summer street field and its spectator stands in the town of Arlington; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and enhancement of Webster lake; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the planning and design of structures, dockage and fueling facilities for commercial and recreational vessels in the town of Rockport adjacent to Granite pier; and provided further, that the rinks under the control of the department shall remain open and staffed for the full rink season
$46,361,985
2810-2042
For the department of conservation and recreation, which may expend not more than $16,000,000 from revenues collected by the department, including, but not limited to, revenues collected from: (i) campsite reservation transactions from the automated campground reservation and registration program; (ii) fees, permits, leases, rentals, concessions and all other contracts; (iii) 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; (iv) skating rink fees and rentals; (v) Ponkapoag golf course fees and rentals; (vi) Leo J. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (vii) 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 $20,000,000, 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: (a) the operation and expenses of the department; (b) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (c) the operation and maintenance of the department’s telecommunications system; (d) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (e) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (f) 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 the 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 at the time 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
$16,000,000
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
$1,801,509
2820-2000
For the operation of street lighting and the expenses of maintaining the parkways of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that the department of conservation and recreation shall implement strategies to ensure the efficiency and cost effectiveness of said street lighting
$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 2016 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.

3000-1000
For the administration of the department of early education and care and the costs of field operations and licensing provided through the department; 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 childcare 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 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 by category of age and eligibility, including children who have been the subject of supported cases pursuant to section 51A of chapter 119 of the General Laws, children referred by or transitioning from the department of children and families, and children of income-eligible families; 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; and provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements
$13,719,920
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
3000-1050
For an assessment of the provision of childcare supports funded in items 3000-3060, 3000-4040 and 3000-4060; provided, that the assessment shall be directed by a nonprofit research organization with demonstrated experience assessing the business practices, service delivery and financial systems of state-subsidized childcare programs; provided further, that the department shall consider the research and assessment conducted through this item to be a continuation and expansion of the research authorized by item 1599-0500 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013; provided further, that the goals of the assessment shall be: (i) to identify promising practices and alternative strategies used by other states in the design and administration of a blended-funding system using both contracts and vouchers; (ii) to explore the implications for improving the efficiency and effectiveness of contracts and vouchers in the commonwealth’s childcare subsidy system; and (iii) to examine childcare subsidy policies and processes and other related policies that affect childcare providers’ availability and willingness to serve children in the early education and care subsidy system with either contracts or vouchers; provided further, that the nonprofit organization directing the assessment may partner with other entities with expertise in state-subsidized childcare systems in order to complete all aspects of the assessment; provided further, that the organization conducting the assessment shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than March 1, 2016, a report on the progress to date, obstacles encountered and preliminary findings; and provided further, that any unexpended funds appropriated for this item shall not revert but shall be made available for purposes of this item until June 30, 2017
$300,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
3000-2000
For the regional administration and coordination of services provided by child care resource and referral agencies
$6,675,311 $6,375,311
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
$1,276,519
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 for children with active cases at the department of children and families, funds may be used to provide services during a transition period of 6 months upon the closure of the family’s case; provided further, that in the case of families involved with transitional aid to families with dependent children, early education and care shall be available without fees to the following: (i) former participants who are working for up to 1 year after termination of their benefits; (ii) participants who are working for up to 1 year after the transitional period; and (iii) 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 of these activities for at least the minimum number of hours required by regulations; provided further, that families involved with 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 slots 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; and provided further, that all children eligible for services under this item shall receive those services
$221,607,383 $219,907,383
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
3000-4040
For costs associated with reducing the waitlist for income-eligible early education and care programs; provided, that funds from this item may be transferred to item 3000-4060
$12,000,000
3000-4060
For income-eligible early education and care programs; provided, that teen parents at risk of becoming 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 the department may expend funds from this item on grants to support inclusive learning environments; provided further, that not more than 3 per cent of the funds appropriated in this item may be transferred in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that such 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; and provided further, that nothwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any payment made under such a grant with a school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of the 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,
$252,944,993 $10,000,000
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
3000-5075
For the Massachusetts universal pre-kindergarten program; provided, that funds from this item shall be expended on grants to improve the quality of and expand access to preschool programs and services for children from the age of 2 years and 9 months until they are kindergarten eligible; provided further, that funds may also be used to enhance community-wide capacity building efforts within statewide parameters established by the board of early education and care; provided further, that any newly-funded programs designated as Massachusetts universal pre-kindergarten program participants shall fall within the quality standards established by the Massachusetts quality rating and improvement system; provided further, that programs receiving grant funds may use the funds to enhance teacher and staff quality and compensation, enhance program quality through participation in the Massachusetts quality rating and improvement system, enhance program ability to interpret and use assessment data effectively, enhance developmentally appropriate practices, incorporate ancillary services into the program, facilitate or provide access to wrap-around services for working families or increase capacity to expand access to age-eligible children on the centralized waitlist maintained by the department of early education and care; provided further, that preference in awarding grants shall be given to the programs which demonstrate affordability for middle class and working class parents according to standards established by the department; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 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,
$7,400,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
3000-6025
For grants in fiscal year 2016 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; and 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
$500,000
3000-6075
For early childhood mental health consultation services in early education and care programs in the commonwealth; provided, that preference shall be given to those services designed to limit the number of expulsions and suspensions from the programs; and provided further, that eligible recipients for such grants shall include community partnership councils, municipal school districts, regional school districts, educational collaboratives, head start programs, licensed childcare providers, child care resource and referral centers and other qualified entities
$750,000
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 ongoing development and 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
$14,570,340
3000-7040
For the department of early education and care, which may expend not more than $200,000 for contingency contracts related to pursuing federal reimbursement or avoiding costs in its capacity as the single state agency under Part E of Title IV 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
$200,000
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 not later than August 28, 2015 in order to allow a full year of service for families involved in the programs; 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 and direct assistance to programs seeking accreditation by agencies approved by the board of early education and care and professional development courses; 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, 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 (QRIS); provided further, that not less than $4,000,000 shall be expended to support program quality improvements as measured by the QRIS including, but not limited to: (a) ongoing alignment of standards and measurements for the QRIS with federally recognized program quality indicators; (b) facilitating accountability and monitoring practices including, but not limited to: classroom observations, document verification and self-assessments; (c) educator and program supports including technical assistance, trainings, workforce development, mentoring and access to educator resources; (d) fiscal supports to help programs achieve higher tiered program quality ratings within the QRIS; (e) resources to educate families and consumers on the QRIS and high-quality early education and care programming; and (f) that not less than $1,000,000 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 the early education and school age system of care; provided further, that the department shall encourage and support early childhood education and care providers to obtain associate and bachelor degrees through professional development programs including, but not limited to, the building careers program model; 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
$21,314,890
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 $700,000

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 2016 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 2016 as selected in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that the secretary shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 13, 2016 detailing: (i) successful grant applications; (ii) a set of clearly-defined goals and benchmarks on which grant recipients shall be evaluated; and (iii) outcomes and findings from the grant awards for fiscal year 2015; provided further, that funds may be set aside for the administration of these programs; and provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the South End Community Center of Springfield, Inc. to implement the Community Youth Corps program, in collaboration with the Springfield Girls’ Club Family Center, Inc., directed at violence prevention
$6,030,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
4000-0007
For housing and supportive services for unaccompanied youth pursuant to section 16X of chapter 6A of the General Laws
$2,000,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 be consistent with the requirements of section 16U of chapter 6A of the General Laws and demonstrate adherence to an evidence-based model of service and use of measurable outcomes to assess quality; provided further, that the  executive office of health and human services 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 13, 2016, 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
$2,500,000 $1,609,520
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 authorized by 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 $75,000 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 on or before December 31, 2015, not less than $150,000 shall be provided to Noble Hospital, a federal and state disproportionate share hospital that is geographically isolated, to improve the access entry way for all patients, especially those challenged with disabilities; provided further, that those funds are matched by an equal or greater amount by Noble Hospital; 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 no expenditures shall be made that are not federally reimbursable, including those related to Titles XIX or XXI of the Social Security Act or the MassHealth demonstration waiver pursuant to section 1115(a) of said Social Security Act or the community first demonstration waiver pursuant to section 1115 of said Social Security Act, whether made by the executive office or another commonwealth entity, except as required for: (i) the equivalent of MassHealth standard benefits for children under age 21 who are in the care or custody of the department of youth services or the department of children and families; (ii) dental benefits provided to clients of the department of developmental services who are age 21 or over; or (iii) 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 prior to making these expenditures; 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 section 9010(a) of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148; provided further, that the add-on shall be exclusive of any additional rate increase currently being proposed for the fiscal year 2016; 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, 2016 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 these 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 in accordance with written policies, procedures and regulations of the department of mental health; provided further, that the executive office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing not later than December 5, 2015 a report detailing utilization 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 in fiscal year 2015; (b) the total dollar amount billed to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund in fiscal year 2015; (c) the demographics of the population using the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; and (d) the types of services paid for out of the Health Safety Net Trust Fund in fiscal year 2015; 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; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services, in consultation with the secretary of administration and finance, shall file an implementation plan with the clerks of the house of representatives and senate not later than October 1, 2015, detailing how the executive office of health and human services will implement modern, digital integrated eligibility determination processes as required by section 16 of chapter 6A in order to achieve maximum federal reimbursement before December 2018; provided further, that MassHealth shall provide a report, no later than October 1, 2015, to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the feasibility of federal reimbursement for transitional support services; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Maris Center for Women in the town of Salisbury; 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 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 chapter 118E of the General Laws, the executive office shall make a supplemental payment to any acute care pediatric hospital and pediatric specialty unit in the commonwealth, above base rates, to compensate for high-complexity pediatric care in an amount not less than 50 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item in chapter 165 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that any projection of deficiency in item 4000-0430, 4000-0500, 4000-0600, 4000-0640, 4000-0700, 4000-0875, 4000-0880, 4000-0885, 4000-0940, 4000-0950, 4000-0990, 4000-1400, 4000-1420 or 4000-1425 shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 90 days before the projected exhaustion of funding; provided further, that any unexpended balance in these accounts shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2016; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the direct payroll costs of a MassHealth liaison to the trial court responsible for the administration of health insurance benefits for participants in the specialty courts; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall expend not less than $100,000 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; 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 are compensated at a higher rate; 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 expended for the Harvard Street Neighborhood Health Center for purposes including, but not limited to, addressing adult mental health and support services, including the opiate addiction epidemic through the implementation of substance abuse treatment programs and other programs to ensure access to healthcare for anyone regardless of their ability to pay for services rendered; provided further, $150,000 shall be expended for the work of the Massachusetts unaccompanied homeless youth commission to determine the scope of need among unaccompanied youth and young adults ages 24 and younger who are experiencing homelessness, and to identify and implement potential models for appropriate service delivery to unaccompanied homeless youth in urban, suburban, and rural areas of the commonwealth; and provided further, that not later than January 18, 2016, 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 2015 and fiscal year 2016
$92,240,452
4000-0301
For the costs of MassHealth provider and member audit and utilization review activities, including eligibility verification, disability evaluations, provider financial and clinical audits, and other initiatives intended to enhance program integrity; provided, that no expenditures shall be made from this item that are not federally reimbursable
$4,291,711
4000-0320
For the executive office of health and human services, which may expend for medical care and assistance rendered in the current year an amount not to exceed $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 the purposes of item 4000-0300
$225,000,000
4000-0321
For the executive office of health and human services, which may expend not more than $50,000,000 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 agencies within the executive office and other federally-assisted programs administered by the executive office; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 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 detailing the amounts of the agreements, the ongoing and new projects and the amount of federal reimbursement and cost avoidance derived from the contracts not later than September 15, 2015 for the previous fiscal year 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 notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office of health and human services, acting 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 agencies within the executive office and other federally-assisted programs administered by 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 within the scope of the proper administration of said Title XIX and other federal funding provisions to support the programs and activities of the executive office; provided further, the activities may include: (i) providing administrative services including, but not limited to, providing the medical expertise to support or administer utilization management activities, determining eligibility based on disability, supporting case management activities and similar initiatives; (ii) providing consulting services related to quality assurance, program evaluation and development, integrity and soundness and project management; and (iii) providing activities and services to pursue federal reimbursement or avoid costs, third-party liability and recoup payments to third parties; provided further, that federal reimbursement for any expenditure made by the University of Massachusetts medical school relative to 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 Massachusetts management accounting and reporting 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 this 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 2016; provided further, that the contingency fees paid to the University of Massachusetts medical school under an interdepartmental service agreement for recoveries related to the special disability workload projects shall be excluded from that $40,000,000 limit for state fiscal year 2016; and provided further, 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 the amounts of the agreements, the ongoing and new projects undertaken by the university, the amount expended on personnel and the amount of federal reimbursement and recoupment payments that the university collected
$50,000,000
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
$119,495,216
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 up to $30,000,000 shall be expended from this item, or item 4000-0700 if necessary, to achieve maximum federal financial participation and to enhance the ability of hospitals and community health centers to serve populations in need more efficiently and effectively; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made to these providers; provided further, that such expenditures may include up to $30,000,000 for fiscal year 2015 or fiscal year 2016; 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 not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended for providers in the primary care clinician mental health and substance abuse plan
$5,933,039,597
4000-0600
For health care services provided to MassHealth members who are seniors and for the operation of the MassHealth senior care options initiative 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 benefits of the community choices initiative shall not be reduced below the services provided in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that the eligibility requirements for this demonstration project shall not be more restrictive than those established in fiscal year 2015; 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 notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 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, 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 affect January 1, 2015; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, nursing facility rates effective October 1, 2015 may be developed using the costs of calendar year 2007; provided further, that MassHealth shall reimburse nursing home facilities for up to and including 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, 2016, MassHealth shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means the following for the fiscal year 2015:  (i) 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; (ii) 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; (iii) 6 separate MassHealth payment rates and the  average payment amount rate per nursing facility client resident; (iv) actual number of nursing home residents for each of the 6 payment categories in clause (iii); (v) the aggregate payment amount per nursing facility by month; and (vi) all reports shall delineate by nursing home, including grand totals where appropriate; and provided further, that no nursing home may reassign a patient’s bed during a leave of absence eligible for reimbursement under this item
$2,976,350,333
General Fund . 99.9%
Community First Trust Fund 0.1%
4000-0640
For nursing facility Medicaid rates; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in fiscal year 2016 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 $297,600,000 more than the annual payment rates established under the rates in effect as of June 30, 2002; provided, 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; 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; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 or 70 per cent of any supplemental rate reimbursements in excess of $297,600,000 made pursuant to this item in fiscal year 2016 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, 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; and provided further, that the MassHealth agency shall adopt all additional regulations and procedures necessary to carry out this section
$302,900,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 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 the recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, 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 the executive office shall not, in fiscal year 2016, 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, 2016, the executive office shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the dental coverage available to MassHealth recipients as of January 1, 2016 as it compares to dental coverage available to MassHealth recipients on January 1, 2010; and provided further, that the executive office shall maintain full-year coverage for adult dental fillings and adult denture coverage
$2,478,152,092 $2,470,752,092
4000-0875
For the provision of benefits to eligible women who require medical treatment for either breast or cervical cancer in accordance with 42 U.S.C. Section 1396a(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XVIII) 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 women whose incomes, as determined by the executive office, do not exceed 250 per cent of the federal poverty level, subject to continued federal approval; provided further, that before the provision of any benefits covered by this item, the executive office shall require screening for either breast or cervical cancer through the comprehensive breast and cervical cancer early detection program operated by the department of public health, in accordance with item 4570-1543 of section 2D; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years
$6,011,459
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
$253,769,135
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
$32,420,971
4000-0940
For the purposes of 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
$1,712,110,508
4000-0950
For administrative and program expenses associated with the children’s behavioral health initiative, in accordance with 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 committee on ways and means on the implementation of the initiative; provided further, that such biannual reports shall include, but not be limited to, details of the implementation plan, results of the scheduled plan to date, including a schedule detailing commencement of services and associated costs by service type, an analysis of compliance with the terms of the settlement agreement to date, a detailed itemization of services and service utilization by service type, geographical location and the age of the member receiving the service, data detailing the time that elapses between a member’s request for services and commencement of an initial assessment for services, the time to complete the initial assessment and the time that elapses between initial assessment for services and commencement of services, and a quarterly update of whether projected expenditures are likely to exceed the amount appropriated this item; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2016; 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 prior to such a transfer
$221,298,049
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, as authorized by 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
$13,214,180
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
$24,878,351
4000-1420
For payment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act. $334,396,782
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
$49,412,000
4000-1602
For the costs associated with improving MassHealth field operations; provided, that no expenditures shall be made from this item that are not federally reimbursable
$2,231,497
4000-1604
For MassHealth costs associated with the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, and chapter 224 of the acts of 2012; provided, that no expenditures shall be made from this item that are not federally reimbursable
$949,100
4000-1700
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services
$122,244,145

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
$27,717,971
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 an amount not to exceed $3,422,552 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 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
$3,422,552

OFFICE OF DISABILITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

4110-0001
For the operation of the Massachusetts commission for the blind
$1,461,023
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
$4,196,305
4110-2000
For the turning 22 program of the commission
$13,159,408
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, 2016, 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, the: (i) total number of consumers that request and receive services; (ii)  services requested and received by consumers; (iii) total number of consumers moved from nursing homes; and (iv) 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 to verify eligibility and detect and prevent 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
$418,811
4120-2000
For vocational rehabilitation services operated 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; 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
$2,246,935
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 clients who began receiving services in fiscal year 2015 pursuant to item 4120-4010 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014; provided, that not less than $1,286,590 shall be expended for assistive technology services $9,512,574
4120-4001
For the housing registry for the disabled
$80,000
4120-4005
For Living Independently for Equality, Inc. in the city of Brockton
$30,000
4120-4010
For the turning 22 program of the commission
$749,665
4120-5000
For homemaking services
$4,280,684
4120-6000
For services for individuals with head injuries; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commission shall establish a pilot community center to be located in Worcester county by June 30, 2016
$15,817,983

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

4125-0100
For the operation of and services provided by the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing
$5,645,031

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 2015
$29,539,153
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 and for the purposes of this 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 2015
$23,170,537
4190-0101
For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke, which may expend for its operation an amount not to exceed $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 an amount not to exceed $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 co-payments charged in fiscal year 2015
$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 and for the purposes of this 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.

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 shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 1, 2016 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; 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 2016 and 2017 to the house and senate committees on ways and means by December 1, 2015; 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 15 days before any transfer; and provided further, that not more than 7 per cent of any item shall be transferred in fiscal year 2016
$4,434,660
4200-0100
For supervision, counseling and other community-based services provided to committed youths in nonresidential care programs of the department
$23,286,596
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 to prevent high-risk juveniles presenting before the court from penetrating further into the juvenile justice system
$27,187,833
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
$117,000,000
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 prior to arraignment under the alternative lock up program
$2,102,363

Department of Transitional Assistance.

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 purposes of 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, 2016 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; provided further, that pursuant to 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; and provided further, that the agency shall provide full cooperation to the research organization selected under item 3000-1050 of section 2 and shall make available to the research organization any information and data needed to assist with the requirements of the item
$64,427,943
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 committee on ways and means not later than December 4, 2015 on the status of these programs
$3,116,586
4400-1025
For domestic violence specialists at local area offices
$1,046,651
4400-1100
For the payroll of the department’s caseworkers; provided, that only employees of bargaining unit 8 shall be paid from this item, prior appropriation continued
$70,833,479
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
$3,000,000
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 not less than $3,447,571 shall be expended for the young parents program; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the competitive integrated employment services program; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for Family Services of the Merrimack Valley toward developing an outreach program to help locate and engage at-risk youths who are vulnerable to commercial sexual exploitation; provided further, that not less than $794,000 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 in fiscal year 2015; 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 $100,000 shall be expended for a transportation pilot program developed and operated by SMOC; 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, 2016 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
$12,110,000
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 not later than December 31, 2015, 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 feasibility of requiring recipients to complete a financial report under 106 CMR 702.930 not more than twice per year, the department’s report shall include, but not be limited to, the timeframe by which such a change may be implemented and the fiscal and administrative barriers to making the change; provided further, that the need standard shall be equal to the standard in effect in fiscal year 2015 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 shall be 2.75 per cent below the otherwise applicable payment standard in fiscal year 2016, 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 the age of 20 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 $200 shall be provided to each child eligible under this program in September 2015; provided further, that the children’s clothing allowance shall be included in the standard of need for the month of September 2015; 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 may, 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 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
$230,875,182$221,480,089
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
$9,854,932
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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
$228,738,399 $226,951,608
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 2016, 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 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 house of representatives and senate 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
$78,877,812 $76,200,527

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 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 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 an amount not to exceed $273,061 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
$273,061
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 make every effort to obtain maximum federal financial participation, including grants, relating to its programs; and provided further, 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
$19,528,322
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 statewide primary care association qualified under section 330A(f)(1) of the Public Health Service Act, as codified at 42 USC 254c(f)(1); provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation and implementation of the South Boston Community Health Center, Inc. and its Youth Ambassador Program and South Boston Leadership Initiative; and 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,Inc., Mattahunt Community Center, Mattahunt elementary school, and the Wheelock College social work department for a behavioral health practice at the Mattapan Community Health Center, Inc. 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
$1,195,901
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 Jamaica Plain section of the city of Boston
$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 $20,000 shall be allocated to the Monponsett Watershed Association for testing and reporting of cyanobacteria and related contaminants in Monponsett pond in the towns of Halifax and Hanson for the period of July 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015, inclusive; and provided further, that $103,000 shall be expended to address new concerns associated with bacterial contamination of marine waters and shellfish
$4,350,791
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 $1,706,574 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 revenues may be used for the costs of both programs, including the compensation of employees; provided further, that in fiscal year 2016 an amount not less than in fiscal year 2015 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
$1,886,574
4510-0616
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,313,219 for a drug registration and monitoring program from revenues collected from fees charged to registered practitioners, including physicians, dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists and optometrists for controlled substance registration; provided, that not later than October 1, 2015, the department of public health shall report to the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of chapter 244 of the acts of 2012, which shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the total number of practitioners registered in the prescription drug monitoring program; (ii) the total number of thefts or losses of controlled substances that have been reported; and (iii) the total number of schedule II controlled substances prescribed by month; 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
$1,313,219
4510-0710
For the operation of the division of health care quality and the office of patient protection; provided, 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 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 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 Massachusetts prescription drug monitoring program and the maintenance and enhancement of prescription drug monitoring information exchange architecture to support interstate prescription drug monitoring data sharing, which shall include the use of advanced analytics and business intelligence tools to focus on anomaly detection and predictive modeling to examine how future decisions may impact the population and trends; 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
$10,683,173
4510-0712
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $2,481,081 in revenues collected from the licensure of health facilities and fees for program costs of the division of health care quality 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
$2,481,081
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 aggregated prescription data by provider on an ongoing basis for the use of the evidence-based outreach and education program; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2015 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 data sharing capacity obstacles that are preventing this program from effective outreach and preliminary data findings; 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
$500,000
4510-0721
For the operation and administration of the board of registration in nursing
$974,361
4510-0722
For the operation and administration of the board of registration in pharmacy
$1,292,013
4510-0723
For the operation and administration of the board of registration in medicine and the committee on acupuncture
$962,160
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
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
$334,680
Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 CMR 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 $731,959
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 funds shall be expended to support children’s advocacy centers; and provided further, that the program shall operate under specific statewide protocols and by an on-call system of nurse examiners
$4,357,869
4510-3008
For the Argeo Paul Cellucci Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Registry created under section 25A of chapter 111 of the General Laws
$250,000
4510-3010
For a grant to the Massachusetts Down Syndrome clinic at the Children’s Medical Center at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Medical Center based on the patient centered medical home concept
$150,000
4512-0103
For human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome services and programs and related services for persons affected by the associated conditions of viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections; provided, that funding shall be provided proportionately to each of the demographic groups afflicted by HIV/AIDS and associated conditions; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended to conduct a hepatitis C pilot program at the North Shore Health Project, Inc.; 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 2016
$33,120,000
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 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
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 programs in substantial regulatory and contractual compliance shall receive the same percentage level of funding in fiscal year 2016 as received in fiscal year 2015; 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 not less than the amount appropriated in item 4512-0200 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 shall be expended for the Gavin Foundation; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended 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 $100,000 shall be expended to the Berkshire County Youth Development Project for youth intervention services; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Valley Opiod Abuse Prevention Collaborative toward resources and community outreach; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to fund the Charlestown Against Drugs (CHAD) program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Serenity House residential program to expand substance treatment and case management services for pregnant and postpartum women; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for substance abuse prevention for the department of youth and families in Hopkinton; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Decisions at Every Turn Coalition in the town of Ashland to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youths; provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended on new clinical stabilization services beds; provided further, that the department of public health shall ensure that vendors providing methadone treatment shall seek third party reimbursement for these services; provided further, that not less than $25,000 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 purpose of hiring a substance abuse coalition coordinator in the town of Stoneham; 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 $100,000 shall be expended for Project RIGHT’s substance abuse and trauma prevention initiative in the Grove Hall area of Boston; 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 not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Self-Esteem Boston’s direct services programs for women in the Boston region and provider training programs; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for integrated treatment and stabilization services for individuals and families with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders; 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 or substance abuse at the Dimock Community Center; provided further, 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 further, that no less than $2,500,000 shall be expended for the extended release naltrexone pilot program described in section 158 of this act; provided further, that no less than $250,000 shall be expended for a public awareness campaign relative to Narcan and section 34A of chapter 94C of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for development and administration of a program to prevent and treat addiction to opioid and related substances and that the program shall be administered by a community health center agency that has a 24 hours a day, 7 days a week emergency department licensed as a satellite emergency facility under 105 CMR 130; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Gosnold Treatment Center for on-call recovery coaching services for patients presenting with opiate addiction at emergency rooms in Plymouth county; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the development, implementation, monitoring and documentation of a pilot program in the city of Gloucester and not more than 2 additional and geographically-diverse municipalities in which a municipal police department coordinates a comprehensive, community-based diversion program to secure appropriate treatment for those addicted to opiates who voluntarily seek such treatment by appearing at a police station or other public safety facility; 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 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) central intake capacity, as defined in 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; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the substance abuse coalition in the city known as the town of Franklin
$98,239,903
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
$4,800,000
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: (i) there is reason to believe that the individual being diverted suffers from an addiction to OxyContin, heroin or another substance use disorder; and (ii) 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, 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 to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than October 1, 2015 on: (i) the communities included in the pilot program expansion; (ii) the number of participants for each community; and (iii) 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 $1,000,000 shall be expended to open no fewer than 2 new high schools in underserved regions of the commonwealth
$3,100,000
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 state comptroller shall transfer the amount to the General Fund; and provided further, 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
4512-0500
For dental health services; provided, 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; provided further, that not less than $1,495,525 shall be expended for the commonwealth’s comprehensive dental program for adults with developmental disabilities; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the promotion of services to all dental providers in the commonwealth and to increase after-hour, weekend, and holiday coverage with on-call response and if necessary actual clinical evaluation
$2,036,188
4513-1000
For the provision of family health services; provided, that not less than $5,313,981 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
$5,624,931
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 $27,600,000 from 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
$27,600,000
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 8, 2016; 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 prior to January 1, 2016; 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, 2016, 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 2017
$28,400,167
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
$76,748
4513-1026
For the provision of statewide and community-based suicide prevention, intervention, post-intervention 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 not less than $100,000 shall be expended for suicide data collection under section 232 of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Good Samaritans; and 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 affairs 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
$4,350,000
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 $150,000 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 $50,000 shall be expended for Women Survivors of Homicide Movement of Roslindale
$200,000
4513-1111
For the promotion of health and disease prevention including, but not limited to, the following programs: (i) breast cancer prevention; (ii) diabetes screening and outreach; (iii) ovarian cancer screening; (iv) hepatitis C prevention and management; (v) multiple sclerosis screening, information, education and treatment programs and the multiple sclerosis home living navigating key services program administered by the Central New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society; (vi) colorectal cancer prevention; (vii) prostate cancer screening, education and treatment with a particular focus on African American males; (viii) osteoporosis education; and (ix) maintenance of the statewide lupus database; provided, that $100,000 shall be expended for macular degeneration research into prevention and treatment at The Schepens Eye Research Institute, Inc.; provided further, that funds may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman center for patient safety and medical error reduction; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the FIT Body & Soul program at COGIC Family Services, Inc. in the city of Springfield; 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 not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the New North Citizen Council, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Haitian American Public Health Initiative to provide vital healthcare and education services to families and children in the Haitian community in the city of Boston and the town of Milton; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, $250,000 shall be appropriated for Mass in Motion programming, contingent upon receipt of matching prevention federal block grant funds
$3,952,386
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 expend not less than $200,000 to 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 not less than $200,000 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 not less than $100,000 shall be expended to oversee the operation and administration of designated primary stroke service hospital programs, established by 105 CMR 130.1400; and 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 surveyor who shall be primarily responsible for ensuring compliance with primary stroke service designation criteria
$500,000
4513-1130
For domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and victim services, including batterers’ intervention and services for immigrants and refugees; provided, that funds shall be expended for rape prevention and victim services, including the statewide Spanish language hotline; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended 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; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the public health model of community engagement and intervention services for crisis housing for sexual violence and intimate partner violence in the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning communities
$6,482,068
4513-1131
For a competitive grant program in public schools from grade 5 to grade 12, inclusive, that shall promote healthy relationships and address teen dating violence; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall develop a 3-year grant program for 10 schools on anti-teen dating violence programming to be implemented for the 2016 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 $1,126,620 in 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
$1,126,620
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 the department of public health and the division of capital asset management and maintenance shall complete the planning study pursuant to item 4516-1000 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014 on the feasibility of a new state public health laboratory and shall file a copy of a report on the planning study not later than December 1, 2015 with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate committees on bonding, capital expenditures and state assets
$12,657,991
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 revenues collected may be used to supplement the costs of the 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
$650,000
4516-1010
For state matching funds required by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act Public Law 109-417
$1,955,811
4516-1022
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $276,619 generated by fees collected from insurers for tuberculosis tests performed at the state laboratory institute; provided, that revenues collected 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
$276,619
4518-0200
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $683,545 generated by fees collected from the following services provided at the registry of vital records and statistics: amendments of vital records, 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 revenues so collected 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
$683,545
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; 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 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 the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2016 on the progress of the program, obstacles encountered in retrieving data and ongoing findings and results
$2,561,962
4570-1502
For the purposes of implementing a non-passive statewide infection prevention and control program
$286,253
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
$2,220,284
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
4590-0081
For a public health evaluation grant program as established by section 176 of this act; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item shall be made available for grants to be awarded in fiscal year 2016
$250,000
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: (i) strengthening the infrastructure of school health services in the areas of personnel and policy development, programming and interdisciplinary collaboration; (ii) developing linkages between school health services programs and community health providers; (iii) incorporating health education programs, including tobacco prevention and cessation activities, in school curricula and in the provision of school-based health services; and (iv) 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 the 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 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; provided further, that the department of public health shall expend not less than $105,000 on the Massachusetts Model of Community Coalitions; and provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to enhance the commonwealth's program to administer substance abuse screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment in public schools
$12,230,974
4590-0300
For smoking prevention and cessation programs
$3,866,096
4590-0912
For the department of public health, which may expend an amount not to exceed $22,289,249 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 in accordance with 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.
$22,289,249
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
4590-0915
For the maintenance and operation of Tewksbury hospital, Massachusetts hospital school, 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 Tewksbury hospital shall maintain the same number of beds in fiscal year 2016 as was maintained in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts hospital school Summer Day Program; provided further, that the Massachusetts hospital school shall maintain not less than 120 beds for clients in its inpatient setting to the extent feasible within the appropriation; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall seek to obtain federal financial participation for care provided to inmates of the department of correction and to inmates of houses of correction who are treated at the public health hospitals
$158,136,217
4590-0917
For the department of public health, which may expend an amount not to exceed $4,552,182 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
$4,552,182
4590-0918
For the state office of pharmacy services, which may expend not more than $14,000,000 from 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.
$14,000,000
4590-0924
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,852,321 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
$1,852,321
4590-0925
For the costs of a prostate cancer awareness and education program focusing in particular on men with African-American 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 nonprofit foundation that shall leverage existing partnerships with other state-funded nonprofit 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
$500,000
4590-0930
For the administration of the Municipal Naloxone Bulk Purchase program pursuant to section 2RRRR of chapter 29 of the General Laws $100,000
4590-1503
For the pediatric palliative care program established in section 24K of chapter 111 of the General Laws
$1,800,000
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 2017; 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, 2015, detailing the grant amount awarded to each recipient and a description of each grant
$1,334,449
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 at least the full amount of each grant to each organization previously included in the youth-at-risk grants, if those organizations applied for funds in fiscal year 2016, upon commitment of matching funds from those organizations; provided further, that the department of public health shall award not less than $1,100,000 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 $900,000 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.; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for programs and services at the Milford Youth Center
$3,950,000
4590-2001
For the department of public health, which may expend an amount not to exceed $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 funds may be expended to mitigate attorney caseloads in those areas further from the statewide weighted caseload standard; 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 such 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, 2015 and March 31, 2016 on: (i) the fair hearing requests filed in fiscal year 2016, stating for each hearing request using non-identifying 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 2016, 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 24, 2016 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 the department’s contracts reviewed by the state auditor and the number of corrective action plans issued; (4) the number of corrective action plans entered into by the department; (5) the number of social workers and supervisors who have earned a bachelor’s or master’s degree in social work; and (6) the total number of social workers and the total number of social workers holding licensure, by level; 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 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;  and (L)  the number of children within the care and custody of the department whose whereabouts are unknown; provided further, that not later than November 3, 2015, 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 line item 4800-1100 into line item 4800-0015 to maintain appropriate staffing ratios pursuant to 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 2016; 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 2016; provided further, that not less than $500,000 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 agency shall provide full cooperation to the research organization selected under item 3000-1050 of section 2 and shall make available to the research organization any information and data needed to assist with the requirements of this item
$81,023,822
4800-0016
For the department of children and families, which may expend for the operation of the transitional employment program an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 from 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
$3,226,629
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
$698,740
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; 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 youth who have experienced the death of a parent in the Pioneer Valley; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study for the construction of a youth center and pertinent resources and community outreach in the city known as the town of Methuen; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Groundwork Lawrence, Inc. for its youth summer jobs program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Weymouth Teen Center in the city known as the town of Weymouth 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 $25,000 shall be expended for the planned learning achievement for youth program in the city known as the town of Amherst, in collaboration with the department of elementary and secondary education, through an interagency service agreement; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Catholic Charities Labouré Center and its Recovering Connections program; provided further, that the department may contract with provider agencies for the coordination and management of services, including flex services; provided further, that funding shall be expended on children’s advocacy centers and services for child victims of sexual abuse and assault; provided further, that not less than $300,000 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 $140,000 shall be expended for the Children’s Cove Cape and Islands Child Advocacy Center; provided further, that funds may be expended on programs that received funding in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that an amount not less than fiscal year 2015 shall be expended on children’s advocacy centers; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Fragile Beginnings program; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Wayside Youth and Family Support Network, Inc. for its TEMPO program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Children's Advocacy Center of Worcester County; and provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Julie’s Family Learning Program, Inc
$278,394,460
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 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
$45,460,551
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
$250,440,914
4800-0091
For the department of children and families, which may expend not more than $2,510,154 in federal reimbursements received under Part E of Title IV of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U.S.C. chapter 7, subchapter 4, part E during fiscal year 2016 to develop a training institute for professional development at the department of children and families; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 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 $2,510,154 shall be credited to the General Fund
$2,510,154
4800-0151
For a program to provide alternative overnight non-secure placements for status offenders and nonviolent delinquent youths up to the age of 17 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, Public Law 93-415, as amended; provided, that the programs which 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
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
$7,398,054
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 toward 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; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended to hire additional staff and for associated operating costs in the department’s fair hearing system; provided further, that the department may make efforts to expend funds on the hiring of social worker technicians; and provided further, that the department shall report monthly to the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities and the house and senate committees on ways and means the current average caseload for social workers and how many workers may need to be hired to get to a 15 to 1 caseload ratio for every worker
$203,819,297
4800-1400
For shelters and support services for people at risk of domestic violence and for the operation of the New Chardon street homeless shelter; provided, that the department shall pursue the establishment of public-private partnership agreements established for family stabilization services funded from sources other than the commonwealth; provided further, that services funded through this item shall include: (i) supervised visitation programs; (ii) housing assistance programs to assist victims of domestic violence in finding and maintaining permanent housing or accessing local transitional housing as necessary; (iii) operation of scattered site transitional housing programs; (iv) counseling services for children who have witnessed domestic violence; (v) emergency shelter for substance abusing battered women; (vi) a statewide domestic violence hotline; and (vii) domestic violence prevention specialists; provided further, that the department shall continue to provide any match funding required by federal program regulations; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Portal to Hope Corp. servicing the cities of Everett, Malden and Medford
$26,148,905

Department of Mental Health.

5011-0100
For the operation of the department of mental health
$28,570,221
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 $55,000 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 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 this 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 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 the department shall develop and conduct an anonymous survey of all legal guardians of children or adolescents for whom it provides services in calendar year 2015 for the purpose of developing future programming, determining gaps in service and modernizing the overall distribution of services to meet the needs of families instead of county structures; provided further, that the department shall report not later than March 1, 2016 to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse on the results of the survey and any identified changes the department shall need to address in fiscal year 2017; and provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $150,000 for the Arlington Youth Counseling Center
$87,034,610
5046-0000
For adult mental health and support services; provided, that the department may allocate funds in an amount not to exceed $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 2016, not later than February 1, 2016; provided further, that the department shall maintain in fiscal year 2016 the community-based placements established under item 5046-0005 in chapter 165 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that not less than $1,300,000 shall be expended for jail diversion programs; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $250,000 to continue an assisted outpatient treatment pilot program that began in fiscal year 2015 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 a court order mandating that the resident receive the treatment described in this program; provided further, that the department shall report not later than March 1, 2016 to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse on the progress and results of the program and any identified barriers and challenges to treatment for the aforementioned treatment group; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the International Institute of New England for culturally and linguistically appropriate mental health services for immigrants and refugees; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Interface referral service of William James College, Inc., formerly known as Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, in Plymouth county; and provided further, that the department shall expend for clubhouses not less than the amount of 2015 expenditures for clubhouses
$375,349,785
General Fund 96.46%
Community First Trust Fund . 3.54%
5046-0005
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 2017 shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this item
$4,000,000
Community First Trust Fund 100%
5046-2000
For homelessness services
$21,134,979
5046-4000
For the department of mental health, which may expend not more than $125,000 in revenues collected from occupancy fees charged to the tenants in the creative housing option in community environments, the CHOICE program authorized by 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 there shall not be a reduction in services in the southeast area related to the alignment of state-operated emergency services; provided further, 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; 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; and provided further, that any change in state-operated emergency services in the southeast area shall comply with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws
$24,258,428
5055-0000
For forensic services provided by the department; provided, that funds may be expended for juvenile court clinics
$9,183,472
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: (i) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; (ii) community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and (iii) 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 in an amount not to exceed $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 2016 than were maintained in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that the department shall maintain no fewer than 671 inpatient beds in its system in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that of these 671 beds, 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 2016 to reduce the number of state-operated continuing care inpatient beds or other state-operated programs on 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 or 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, has developed a comprehensive long-term use  master plan for the campus, not sooner than  March 2, 2016, with appropriate community input  that is consistent with maintaining  publicly-provided mental health services currently delivered on campus; 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 the campus; provided further, that nothing in the plan shall be inconsistent with maintaining the campus of Taunton State Hospital as a publicly-run mental health facility or 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 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
$190,325,165
5095-1016
For the department of mental health, which may expend not more than $500,000 in revenues collected from occupancy fees charged to the tenants of the state hospitals; provided, that all fees collected 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.

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; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 5911-1003 of section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Down Syndrome Congress, Inc.; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the East School
$69,596,985
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
$21,996,018
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 2015 under item 5920-5000 of section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that the commissioner 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 2016
$1,084,666,855
General Fund 98.43%
Community First Trust Fund . 1.57%
5920-2010
For state-operated, community-based residential services for adults, including community-based health services; provided, that the department shall maximize federal reimbursement, whenever possible under federal regulation, for the direct and indirect costs of services provided by the employees funded in this item
$214,737,045
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
$183,209,830
5920-2026
For the operation of a pilot 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, not later than December 31, 2015, 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 2015 reserve, including recommendations to improve or expand the program as applicable
$3,000,000
5920-3000
For respite services and intensive family supports
$55,933,705
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 pursuant to 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 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 not later than January 8, 2016; 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
$6,085,431
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 the number of individuals served, type of services provided and the 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
$12,667,109
Community First Trust Fund 100%
5920-3025
For funding to support an initiative 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: (i) medical care coordination models that address conditions common to individuals with developmental disabilities who are aging; (ii) the provision of training for direct care and other staff in the identification of dementia or other age-related conditions; and (iii) the collection of data regarding the effectiveness of the items included in this item
$250,000
5920-5000
For services to clients of the department who turn 22 years of age during fiscal year 2016; provided, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 11, 2016 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
$7,000,000
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, called ICFs/IID, to residential services in the community if the following criteria are met: (i) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; (ii) community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and (iii) 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 ICFs/IID; provided further, that any client transferred to another ICFs/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 ICFs/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 ICFs/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 ICFs/IID
$110,998,314

Board of Library Commissioners.

7000-9101
For the operation of the board of library commissioners
$1,077,431
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 by 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 2016 distribution of funds appropriated in this item, the board of library commissioners shall employ population figures used to calculate the fiscal year 2015 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; 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; and provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended for traffic improvements at the Milton public library
$9,983,482
7000-9402
For the talking book library at the Worcester public library
$446,828
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
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 services 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 2016 for 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 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; 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; and provided further, that $29,000 shall be distributed equally between the public libraries located in the towns of Granville, Russell, Southwick, Tolland and Montgomery
$9,029,000
7000-9506
For the technology and automated resource sharing networks; provided, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for technology upgrades at West Boylston public library
$2,116,564
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.

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 $100,000 shall be expended for the 495/MetroWest Suburban Edge Community Commission established in section 233 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014; 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
$2,720,994
7002-0017
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of housing and economic development, including the homeless management information system
$3,312,056
7002-0020
For a precision manufacturing pilot program that provides training to unemployed and underemployed individuals, including veterans; provided, that the program shall be administered by the executive office of housing and economic development; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be spent 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
$1,535,000
7002-0032
For a transfer to the John Adams Innovation Institute Fund established in section 6A of chapter 40J of the General Laws
$3,000,000
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 and Finance Agency for this purpose; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to protect, promote and strategically expand the mission and related jobs at each of the commonwealth’s 6 military bases
$100,000
7002-0036
For a competitive grant program to work with urban entrepreneurs to promote small businesses, create new jobs and support workforce development and training initiatives in urban communities; provided, that the program shall be administered by the executive office of housing and economic development
$2,000,000
7002-0039
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 on January 23, 2015; provided, that the program shall be administered by the executive office of housing and economic development
$650,000
7002-0040
For a transfer to the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation established pursuant to section 2 of chapter 40W of the General Laws for the small business technical assistance grant program; provided, that not less than $2,000,000 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 Treasury or nonprofit community-based organizations to provide technical assistance or training programs to businesses with 20 or fewer employees; 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 on or before January 4, 2016 with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on community development and small businesses
$2,000,000
7002-1075
For the Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund established in section 2WWW of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $214,000 shall be expended for a coordinated program between the regional employment board of Hampden county and the school districts of West Springfield, Ludlow, Longmeadow, East Longmeadow, Agawam, Hampden-Wilbraham, Southwick-Toll and Granville
$2,214,000
7002-1502
For the Transformative Development Fund established in section 46 of chapter 23G of the General Laws
$1,000,000
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 for initiatives that advance cross-sector collaboration among the public, private and non-profit 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) a population of greater than 35,000 and less than 250,000; (b) a median family income that is below the median of those similarly-sized municipalities; and (c) a median poverty rate that is above the median for those 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
7002-1507
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 provide for staffing the Southeastern Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Consortium, or SMAMC, to continue outreach to engage manufacturers in the 5 southeast workforce investment board regions, including the Bristol, Brockton, Cape and Islands, Greater New Bedford and South Shore, to facilitate workforce training grant applications and to support the SMAMC governance body in its mission
$200,000
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 start-up enterprises and that create a talent pipeline to technology start-ups and innovation companies; provided, that an entrepreneur and start-up mentoring program shall be established, in consultation with the Massachusetts Technology Development Corporation established in section 2 of chapter 40G  of the General Laws and doing business as MassVentures, to provide assistance, mentoring and advice to start-ups and innovation companies by connecting early-stage entrepreneurs, technology start-ups 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 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 house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate  chairs of the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies, by June 15; 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’ start-up 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, established in section 3 of chapter 40J of the General Laws and 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 in 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
7002-1512
For the Big Data Innovation and Workforce Fund established in section 6H of chapter 40J of the General Laws
$1,500,000
7002-1514
For North Shore Innoventures in the city of Beverly to support the development of early stage biotech and clean tech businesses
$100,000

Department of Housing and Community Development.

7004-0001
For the commission on Indian affairs
$118,012
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 Massachusetts management 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 the department shall provide full cooperation to the research organization selected under item 3000-1050 of section 2 and shall make available to the research organization any information and data needed to assist with the requirements of said item 3000-1050; 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 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, 2015, 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 not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Turning Point Day Resource Center for the Homeless in the town of Wareham; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Methuen Arlington Neighborhood, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for 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 South Worcester Neighborhood Improvement Corporation; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for the provision of emergency services operated by Community Action Programs Inter-City Real Estate Corporation for the cities of Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop; 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; 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 $200,000 shall be expended for affordable housing in the town of Medway; 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 homelessness; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for a demonstration affordable housing project being conducted by The Arc of Bristol County; and 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
$8,687,359
 
7004-0100
For the operations of the homeless shelter and services unit, including the compensation of caseworkers and support personnel
$6,234,088
7004-0101
For certain expenses of the emergency housing assistance program pursuant to 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: (i) 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; (ii) families who, through no fault of their own, are homeless due to fire, flood or natural disaster; (iii) families who, through no fault of their own, have been subject to eviction from their most recent housing due to: (a) foreclosure; (b) condemnation; (c) 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 (d) 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 (iv) 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 2015; 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 prior to 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, which meets all state and federal safety codes, for each such 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 such 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 such 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 such shelter benefits who are found ineligible for continuing shelter benefits shall be eligible for aid pending a timely appeal pursuant to 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, 60 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 personnel or administrative costs; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for costs associated with the homeless management information system; 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 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 $10,000 shall be expended for a pilot program to assist families in the counties of Franklin and Hampshire with the costs of infant care; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for People, Inc. for the transportation needs and services of families being housed in emergency assistance hotels or motels in the towns of Swansea and Somerset; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Playspace Program operated by Horizons for Homeless Children; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for technical assistance by Homes for Families, Inc
$155,058,948
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 not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Craig’s Doors – A Home Association, Inc. in the city known as the town of Amherst; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for 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 $50,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Greater Attleboro/Taunton, Inc. on behalf of the South Coast Regional Network to End Homelessness to facilitate regional coordination and implementation of support programs protecting families and individuals experiencing homelessness; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended to Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority to coordinate homeless shelters and safety net services in the county of Berkshire; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a pilot program operated by Grace Center, Inc. in the city of Gloucester to provide and coordinate services for the homeless during those hours when shelter occupancy is not available; provided further, that the services shall include, but not be limited to, nutrition, counseling, education and skills training and other programs that foster independence and economic self-sufficiency; provided further, that the program shall have among its purposes replicability and sustainability and the integration of its programs into the commonwealth’s vendor and procurement systems; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Chelsea Community Center for the continuation of community-based housing services; 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 the Western Massachusetts Opening Doors: An Action Framework to Prevent and End Homelessness; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for Friendly House, Inc. in the city of Worcester; and 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
$44,825,000
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 not later than January 4, 2016 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
$1,800,000
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 hereunder; 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 pursuant to 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 pursuant to item 7004-0101 and this item for 24 months from the last date the family received assistance pursuant to 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 families receiving benefits under this program who are found ineligible for continuing benefits shall be eligible for aid pending a timely appeal pursuant to chapter 23B of the General Laws; provided further, that families who are denied assistance pursuant to this item may appeal that denial pursuant to 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 color of the law in the United States; provided further, that the department, as a condition of continued eligibility for assistance pursuant to this program, may require disclosure of social security numbers by all members of a family receiving assistance hereunder 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.; Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership, Inc.; the Lynn Housing Authority and Neighborhood Development; 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 link households to supports including job training, education, job search and childcare opportunities available and may enter into agreements with other public and private agencies for the provision of such services, and that a stabilization worker shall be assigned to each household; provided further, that funds shall be used to transition families served by the program to more rapidly move them into temporary or permanent sustainable housing; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 60 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, 2015, 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 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 herein; and provided further, that household assistance funds shall be advanced to the administering agencies at the end of each month and prior to 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
$31,249,331
7004-3036
For housing services and counseling; provided, that funds shall be expended as grants to nine 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 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; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 4, 2016 on possible savings and efficiencies that may be realized through the consolidation of said services; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Springfield Housing Authority’s Talk/Read/Succeed! Program; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc
$2,891,992
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
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, 2015 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 2016 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; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be provided for local costs associated with the implementation of chapter 235 of the acts of 2014; and provided further, that the administration shall make every attempt to direct efforts toward rehabilitating local housing authority family units requiring $20,000 or less in repairs
$64,500,000
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
7004-9008
For planning grants to local housing authorities and municipalities in urban areas to develop new affordable rental or homeownership housing; provided, that local housing authorities and municipalities shall meet eligibility criteria established by the department
$1,000,000
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 a program known as 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 re-assigned; 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 on or before September 1, 2015 if the participant’s annual eligibility recertification date occurs between June 30, 2015 and September 1, 2015, and otherwise on or before 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 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; and provided further, that the total amount appropriated and re-appropriated under this item shall include unexpended funds up to $8,000,000 appropriated for this item in fiscal year 2015 which shall not revert, but shall be made available for purposes of this item for fiscal year 2016
$90,931,597
7004-9030
For the rental assistance program established pursuant to section 16 of chapter 179 of the acts of 1995; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the 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’ 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 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; 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 consistent with said chapter 179 of the acts of 1995, the amount appropriated in this item shall not annualize to more than $5,000,000 in fiscal year 2016
$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 an amount not to exceed $2,535,003 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 and 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
$2,535,003
7004-9316
For a program to provide assistance in addressing obstacles to maintaining or securing housing for families with: (i) 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 (ii) 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, that the amount of financial assistance shall not exceed more than $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 item 7004-0108; 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: (a) the number of families who applied for assistance; (b) the number of families approved for assistance; (c) the minimum, median and average amount of financial assistance awarded; (d) the total amount of assistance awarded to date, including a breakdown by income category; and (e) the number of families falling into each income category; and provided further, that the department shall track a family’s reason for assistance by the same categories used in item 7004-0101
$12,500,000
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 Services; and SER-Jobs for Progress, Inc.; provided further, that the department shall report, by type of service or program provided, on: (i) housing situation (including stability of housing) of program participants; (ii) employment status (including employment history) of program participants; (iii) total number of program participants; and (iv) number of program participants who are no longer receiving assistance under items 7004-0101,  7004-0108, 7004-9024 or 7004-9316; provided further, that the department shall utilize rental assistance provided under item 7004-9024 to ensure effective participation under this program; and provided further, that participating agencies shall seek additional federal, state or private funds to ensure the effective continuation of regional partnerships
$750,000

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
$837,584
7006-0043
For the office of consumer affairs and business regulation, which may expend an amount not to exceed $500,000 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 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
$500,000

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 pursuant to 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 in an amount not to exceed $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 non-traditional 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 and all assessments currently assessed upon said 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
$1,100,000

Division of Professional Licensure.

7006-0040
For the operation and administration of the division of professional licensure
$4,263,413
7006-0151
For the division of professional licensure, which may expend an amount not to exceed $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
$845,270
7006-0065
For the division of standards which may retain not more than $491,923 in revenue from registration fees and fines that it collects 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 any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of 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; and provided further, 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
$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 an amount not to exceed $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 an amount not to exceed $335,000 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
$335,000

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 2016 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
$3,051,062

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
$600,000
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, that funds may be expended for the Massachusetts Food Trust Program established pursuant to section 65 of chapter 23A added by section 12 of chapter 286 of the acts of 2014
$1,737,940
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
7007-0800
For a state matching grant for the small business development center; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item until such time as 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 said center; provided further, that not more than $300,000 from this item shall be expended for federal procurement technical assistance services within said 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; and provided further, that funds expended for federal procurement technical assistance services within said center shall be subject to the receipt of matching funds from federal or private sources, including the United States Department of Defense
$1,186,222
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 organization’s lending and technical assistance activities; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be granted to the north central Massachusetts region for these purposes
$300,000
7007-0952
For the operation of the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation established under 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, 2016 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; and provided further, that funds may be expended on a matching program to encourage private and corporate donations to support the Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo
$4,900,000
Massachusetts Tourism Fund 100%
7007-1202
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 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 Collaborative shall seek out matching private funds equal to $1 for every $1 contributed by the collaborative; 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; provided further, that said report shall be published on the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative’s website; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to facilitate the development of regional accelerators and incubators for technology start-ups
$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 pursuant to 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.

7008-0900
For the operation and administration of the office of travel and tourism; provided, that the office shall be the official and lead agency to facilitate and attract major sports events and championships; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the town of Southbridge; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the West Medford Community Center, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended as a public safety grant to the city of Beverly; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a parking study in the city of Brockton; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for a 1-time child enrichment program in the town of Saugus; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for a district-wide robotics program in the town of Saugus; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Wilbraham Nature and Cultural Council working in collaboration with Wilbraham Community Association, Inc. and Minnechaug Land Trust, Inc. for tourism marketing and advertising purposes; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the launch and operation of New England Public Radio Foundation, Inc. in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be appropriated as a public safety grant to the city of Lowell for the design, construction and realignment of Tanner Street as part of the overall urban renewal plan of the Ayer’s City Industrial Park region of the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to Fisher House Boston for expenses associated with hosting the 2015 Medal of Honor Convention; provided further, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 7007-0800 in section 2 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 shall be expended for the Winthrop and Revere chambers of commerce; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for 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, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the 375th anniversary celebration in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for Westfield on Weekends, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Old Sturbridge Village in the town of Sturbridge; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to the Brimfield Trail Committee for bridge design and restoration; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended as grants for the Bay State Games; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for safety upgrades and repairs along state highway route 129 on the city of Lynn border in the town of Swampscott; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. in the city of Quincy; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Germantown Neighborhood Center in the city of Quincy; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for child safety grants to the town of North Reading; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for child safety grants to the town of Reading; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a redevelopment study in Devens; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Leominster’s 100th anniversary as a city and 275th anniversary as a town; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. for the marketing and promotion of Sail Boston 2017; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Horace Mann park in the town of Franklin; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended as a matching grant to the 300th Anniversary Celebration Committee for the commemoration of the 300th anniversary of the town of Hopkinton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for improvements to Fino field in the town of Milford; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for the Mendon public library; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for Russian Community Association of Massachusetts, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Grand Army of the Republic Museum in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the town of Millville; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended as a grant to the town of Billerica for the Yankee Doodle Bike Path; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Stone Soul, Inc. to implement the Stone Soul Festival in the city of Springfield, and to provide recreational activities for at-risk youth by collaborating with organizations that provide after-school programs; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce, Inc. to establish a regional tourism council for the North Quabbin region; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Solomon Post # 8819, Inc. in the town of Billerica; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended as a grant to the town of Upton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided for King Philip High School in the town of Wrentham; provided further, that not less than 62.5 per cent of the amount appropriated in item 2810-0100 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013 for open space improvements in the city of Lowell shall be expended for Edward A. LeLacheur park in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the city of Fitchburg; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Methuen Rail Trail Project; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be granted to the Independent Film Society of Boston, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended as a grant to the Boston Landmarks Orchestra, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Lynn Mural Project in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the town of Sharon; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Waltham Tourism Council, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for improvements to Everett Memorial Stadium in the city of Everett; 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 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 $80,000 shall be expended for youth programs at Dennison Memorial Community Center, Inc. in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the training apprenticeship program at the New Bedford Festival Theatre in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a matching grant program to the Enrichment Center located in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a child safety grant to the town of North Attleborough; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the operation of the programs at Riverside Theatre Works, an organization located in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for We the People programs administered by the Massachusetts Center of Civic Engagement; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Beebe Estate Association, Inc. in the city of Melrose; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the operation of programs at the Menino Arts Center located in the Hyde Park section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Head of the Charles Regatta, Inc. to cover costs associated with public safety; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for infrastructure improvements for the promotion and growth of economic development in the town of Wakefield; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for educational, recreational and ceremonial programs that shall constitute the 50th anniversary of Battleship Cove and USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Plymouth 400, Inc. for the commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the town of Plymouth; provided further, that Plymouth 400, Inc. shall obtain private matching funds of at least $200,000; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended as a planning grant to the town of Charlton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Western Massachusetts Sports Commission, a division of the Greater Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended on playground improvements in the town of Templeton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for AHA! Art, History & Architecture in the city of New Bedford to establish and enhance outreach and educational programs to benefit financially disadvantaged children in the greater New Bedford area; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the Discovery Museums, Inc. to develop an educational program for children and parents; provided further, that $35,000 shall be expended for Zamir Chorale of Boston, Inc.'s musical and educational organization; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the Pettengill House, Inc. in the town of Salisbury and the city of Amesbury; provided further, that $200,000 shall be provided for the Early College Program administered by Northern Essex Community College; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to improve emergency medical service response in open space locations in the town of Medway; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. in the city of New Bedford to provide access to cultural programming for financially disadvantaged children; provided further, that not less than $165,000 shall be expended for unexpected and extraordinary circumstances in the town of Douglas; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for improvements at the town hall in the town of Sherborn; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Frederick Douglass House in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for improvements to Massasoit State Park in the city of Taunton; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Wareham Housing Authority for emergency repairs and upgrades to senior housing units; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Raynham Housing Authority for emergency repairs and upgrades to senior housing units; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for 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 $290,000 shall be expended for the restoration and repurposing of the Loring Parsonage in the town of Sudbury; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for The Spirit of Springfield, Inc. in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for improvements to Polonia park in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for opening the 11 visitor information centers from Memorial Day to Columbus Day; provided further, that the office shall provide an annual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 11, 2016; provided further, that the report shall provide information on regional tourist activities funded through item 7008-1000; and provided further, that the office shall be the official and lead agency to facilitate motion picture production and development within the commonwealth
$14,590,000
Massachusetts Tourism Fund 100%
7008-1000
For assistance to regional tourist councils under section 14 of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, each of the councils may expend an amount not to exceed 20 per cent of the funds appropriated in this item for the cost of administrative services
$6,000,000
Massachusetts Tourism Fund 100%
7008-1300
For the operation of the Massachusetts international trade office
$123,375
Massachusetts Tourism Fund 100%

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Office of the Secretary.

7003-0100
For the operation of the executive office of labor and workforce development; provided, that not less than $150,000 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; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the nonprofit corporation Brave For Veterans, Inc. to facilitate the coordination of existing services benefiting transitioning military job seekers to the workforce
$1,043,649
7003-0170
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of labor and workforce development
$272,619

Department of Labor Standards.

7003-0200
For the operation of the department of labor standards. $2,360,254
7003-0201
For the department of labor standards; provided, that the department may expend an amount not to exceed $452,850 received from fees authorized 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 6F1/2 of chapter 149 of the General Laws
$452,850

Department of Labor Relations.

7003-0900
For the operation of the department of labor relations. $2,149,659
7003-0901
For the department of labor relations, which may expend an amount not to exceed $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

Department of Career Services.

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, 2016, prior appropriation continued; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a grant program to St. Mary’s Center in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston for the operation of the Women at Work program $11,700,000
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
7003-0607
For the commonwealth corporation for an employment training program for unemployed young adults with disabilities; provided, that funds shall be awarded competitively by the commonwealth corporation to community-based organizations with recognized success in creating strong collaborations with employers to consider young adults with disabilities; and provided further, that a community-based organization that receives funding under this item shall provide extensive training and internship programming and ongoing post-placement support for participants and employers
$150,000
7003-0803
For the one-stop career centers
$4,525,491
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
7003-0808
For the operation of the Massachusetts Workforce Professionals Association, Inc
$75,000
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 $125,000 shall be expended to Career Resources Corporation in the town of Haverhill toward employment services for veterans with disabilities; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for the development and implementation of a middle skills workforce training program to be conducted by the Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute Incorporated; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Arlington Community Trabajando Inc. in the city of Lawrence; 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 towards workforce efforts at the Pine Street Inn, Inc. in the city of Boston; 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 $100,000 shall be expended for community outreach and education efforts to the Hispanic senior citizens in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the New England Farm Workers’ Council, Inc.; provided further, that $15,000 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 $125,000 shall be expended for the Sullivan Family Moving Ahead Program at the Saint Francis House, Inc. in the city of Boston ; provided further that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Latino Chamber of Commerce to promote and provide technical assistance to minority small businesses for the purpose of advocacy, economic development, and employment within communities of color; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to establish a program in the city of Worcester to create a pre-apprenticeship training program certified by the division of apprentice training targeting low-income, women and minority youth, or young adult populations to be matched by the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a grant to Sociedad Latina, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the Urban League of Eastern Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the Urban League of Springfield, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Cape Verdean Community UNIDO, Inc. to support outreach to immigrants in the Roxbury and Dorchester sections in the city of Boston; and 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 in item 7007-0900 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008
$3,470,000

Department of Industrial Accidents.

7003-0500
For the operation and administrative expenses of the department of industrial accidents; provided, that said department shall submit a report not later than February 2, 2016 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
$19,144,105

Executive Office of Education.

Office of the Secretary of Education.

7009-1700
For the operation of information technology services within the executive office of education; provided, that funds 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 the children, improve delivery of services and determine cost savings associated with the early intervention program; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 and up to $1,500,000 may be expended on improvements to the differential licensing infrastructure of the department of early education and care, including the purchase of hand-held devices to be used for real-time, on-site data entry
$18,048,629
7009-6379
For the operation of the office of the secretary of education; provided, that the secretary shall take all actions necessary or appropriate to consolidate the human resource functions of the department of higher education, the department of early education and care and the department of elementary and secondary education, within the executive office
$2,283,534
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 minimum, for after-school enrichment academies to operate during the spring and summer of 2016; provided further, that applications may also provide for acceleration academies to be held during school vacations or for Saturday sessions during the spring of 2016; provided further, that funds may be set aside for the administration of the programs; provided further, that any new grants awarded from this item in fiscal year 2016 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 2016 as selected in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that grants shall be selected not later than October 1, 2015; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
$1,200,000
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 the ages of 18 and 22, 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 said 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 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: (i) provision of funds to retain employment specialists; (ii) assist students in meeting integrated competitive employment and other transition-related goals; (iii) 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 (iv) 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 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 and 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 15, 2015; 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 29, 2016; and provided further, that for the purpose of this item, appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
$1,200,000

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

7010-0005
For the operation of the department of elementary and secondary education; provided, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for school zone safety improvements in the town of Franklin; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for emergency response coordination for Hingham public schools; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a school resource officer for Cohasset public schools; provided further, that not less than $88,000 shall be expended for a school resource officer for Hull public schools; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Dennis-Yarmouth regional school district; 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 $25,000 shall be expended for the Wilmington High School Wildcat community service program; provided further, that not less than $12,000 shall be expended for the Tewksbury High School Best Buddies Program; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for school safety in the town of Medway; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a school safety pilot program in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Aspire Mentoring Corps, which shall expend funds for programs that utilize retired teachers to mentor novice public school elementary and secondary education teachers; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Holliston school district for first-year costs associated with a post-high school special education transition program and other educational expenses at Holliston high school; and provided further, that not less than $220,000 shall be expended for computer hardware replacement and technology for public schools in the city known as the town of Weymouth
$14,442,522
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 1, 2015
$20,142,582
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 sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws
$400,000
7010-0033
For a literacy and early literacy grant program and to support Reading Recovery; provided, that Reading Recovery shall receive an amount not less than the amount appropriated in item 7030-1005 in section 2 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall develop a consolidated literacy grant application process; 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; provided further, that evaluations shall be compared to measurable goals and benchmarks that shall be developed by the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education not later than March 1, 2016 to detail state support for literacy and early literacy programs; and provided further, that the report shall include for each program: (i) the number of children served, delineated by age and school; (ii) the percentage of children who receive free and reduced lunch; (iii) the number of children who are English language learners; (iv) the number of students who receive special education services; (v) outcome measures used by the program to evaluate success; and (vi) a comparison to other literacy programs that use similar outcome measures
$2,000,000
7010-0050
For an education evaluation grant program to evaluate programs at the department of elementary and secondary education, including literacy programs; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before issuing a request for proposal for this program to detail the grant selection criteria; provided further, that grant recipients shall be selected through a competitive grant process; provided further, that successful proposals shall: (i) demonstrate substantial experience conducting evaluations of federal, state or local education programs; (ii) focus on the evaluation of a state-funded department of elementary and secondary education program that may include, but shall not be limited to, success after high school programs, curriculum, instruction and assessment programs, data and technology use and educator quality programs; (iii) identify the state administrative datasets that shall be used; and (iv) propose an evaluation that shall be completed not later than 24 months after the grant is awarded; provided further, that the evaluation shall analyze and examine the following areas of policy relevance: (a) the quantifiable effect of the program on the population enrolled in the program; (b) an estimate of the cost to the commonwealth of the education problem being addressed through the program; (c) a comparison of the cost of the program and the estimated short-term and long-term benefits received by program recipients through the program; (d) data limitations in estimating the effect of the program; (e) recommendations for further study; and (f) fidelity of the program during implementation of the program to a broader population; provided further, that in awarding grants, priority shall be given to organizations located within the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than 50 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be granted to any 1 organization; provided further, that the request for proposals shall be issued not later than September 15, 2015; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education, the executive office of education, the department of early education and care, the department of higher education and other relevant state agencies shall work with grant recipients funded through this item as necessary to provide secure access to state collected data that is necessary for the evaluations; provided further, that organizations receiving funds through this item shall report biannually to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on education and the joint committee on higher education on: (1) the status and preliminary results of evaluations funded through this item; and (2) any obstacles encountered in access to data or other information that is negatively affecting the completion of the study; and provided further, that any unexpended funds appropriated for this item in fiscal year 2016 shall not revert but shall be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2017
$300,000
7010-0060
For multi-year grants to cities, towns and regional school districts to provide a mental health and substance abuse counselor in schools; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education shall work with the department of public health to establish minimum professional requirements for mental health professionals provided through this item; provided further, that grant recipients shall be selected through a competitive grant process in which successful proposals shall: (i) demonstrate a need for a mental health and substance abuse counselor in the school district; (ii) demonstrate a plan for how the counselor will interact with and impact students in the school district; and (iii) agree to comply with the data reporting requirements; provided further, that each grant recipient shall report to the department annually on: (a) how many separate students utilized the services of the counselor; (b) what types of services the counselor provided to students and the school district; (c) the number of times students were referred to services provided by the department of mental health, the department of children and families, the department of public health and private healthcare entities, delineated by service referral; and (d) types of educational outreach programs that the counselor participated in; and provided further, funds from this item shall be available for expenditure through June 30, 2018.
$500,000
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 assume the costs of connecting schools and businesses to ensure that students serve productively on the job; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a job readiness program at East Boston high school in the East Boston section of the city of Boston to be implemented by the National Youth Development Council, Inc.; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Bottom Line to provide college transition and college retention services for low-income or aspiring first-generation college students
$3,025,000
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 13, 2016, 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
$2,805,319
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 county houses of correction; 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; and provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education, in conjunction with the commissioner of youth services, shall submit a report on progress made on the reintegration of these youths and the alignment of the department of youth services curriculum to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 2, 2015
$8,281,698
7030-1002
For kindergarten expansion grants to provide grant awards to continue quality enhancement of existing full-day kindergarten classrooms; provided, that the department shall administer a grant program to encourage the voluntary expansion of high quality, full-day kindergarten education throughout the commonwealth; provided further, that grants funded through this appropriation shall not annualize to more than $18,000 per classroom in subsequent fiscal years; provided further, that preference shall be given to grant applicants with high percentages of students scoring in levels 1 or 2 on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exam and school districts which serve free or reduced lunch to at least 35 per cent of their students, as determined by the department based on available data; provided further, that any grant funds distributed from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held in a separate account and, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district without further appropriation; and provided further, that such program shall supplement and shall not supplant currently funded local, state and federal programs at the school or in the school district
$18,589,713
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 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 not less than $50,000 shall be expended for 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 Inc. of the city of Lawrence to assist with citizenship, high school equivalency testing, and English as a second language classes for low-income adults; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Lawrence/Methuen Community Coalition to provide English as a second language classes, college preparation, high school equivalency testing, and citizenship classes for low-income adults; provided further, that such 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 such 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; and provided further, that the department shall consult with the community colleges and other service providers in establishing and implementing content, performance and professional standards for adult basic education programs and services
$31,249,160
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
$59,021,000
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
$1,750,000
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, 2016, a preliminary estimate of the costs eligible for reimbursement under this item in fiscal year 2017; 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: open access to courses; equipment and supplies for new and expanded advanced placement courses; support for the costs of advanced placement exams; and 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 the funds shall be dispersed by the beginning of the 2015-2016 school year to cover costs expended between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016; provided further, that the 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 federal National School Lunch Act, Public Law 79-396, as amended, and implementing regulations contained in the National School Lunch Act, Public Law 79-396, as amended, and implementing regulations
$5,426,986
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 2016; 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 28, 2016; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the universal school breakfast program in 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 12, 2015 and shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the preliminary results of these grants not later than January 4, 2016; 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; and provided further, that nothing in the universal school breakfast program shall give rise to a legal right of entitlement to services, prior appropriation continued.
$4,671,323
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 $4,511,882,199
7061-0011
For a reserve to: (i) provide extraordinary relief to school districts experiencing substantial shortfalls between Chapter 70 aid and target Chapter 70 aid in Section 3 of this Act; provided, that districts eligible for funding under clause (i) shall fall below their target Chapter 70 aid by more than $1,250,000 and their target Chapter 70 aid percentage by more than 2 percentage points, as set forth in said Section 3; provided further, that funds distributed from this item, under clause (i), shall be considered prior year chapter 70 aid for fiscal year 2017; and (ii) to mitigate costs for districts experiencing significant and sustained student enrollment growth; provided further, that districts eligible for funding under clause (ii) shall have experienced, between October 2012 and October 2014, two consecutive years of positive enrollment growth averaging 300 additional students per year and 2% yearly growth in enrollment, while receiving less than $8,750 per student in Chapter 70 aid under said Section 3;  provided further, that funds distributed from this item, under clause (ii), shall not be considered prior year aid and the funds shall not be used in the calculation of the minimum required local contribution for fiscal year 2016; and (iii) to provide extraordinary relief to school districts in which special education costs exceed 30 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; provided further, that funds distributed from this item shall not be considered prior year aid and shall not be used in the calculation of the minimum required local contribution for fiscal year 2016; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the purposes of clause (i); provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the purposes of clause (ii); provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the purposes of clause (iii); provided further, that only municipalities with target local shares less than 82.5% in said Section 3 shall be eligible for funding under clauses  (i) and (ii) of this item; and provided further, that the department shall make at least 80 per cent of the funds available for awards on or before October 15, 2015
$2,500,000
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 provided so that 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 2015 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 (NIMAS-NIMAC) book repository; and (ii) for the outreach 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 federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, as amended in 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 in this item; provided further, that funds may be expended to reimburse districts for extraordinary increases in costs incurred during fiscal year 2016 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 that experience increases of greater than 25 per cent from costs reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B and incurred during fiscal year 2015 to costs reimbursable under said section 5A of said chapter 71B and incurred during fiscal year 2016 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 1-time grants and shall not decrease reimbursements in the following fiscal year; provided further, that the department shall conduct audits of fiscal year 2015 claims; provided further, that if the claims are found to be inaccurate, the department shall recalculate the fiscal year 2016 reimbursement amount and adjust the third and fourth quarter payments to the districts to reflect the new reimbursement amounts; provided further, that the department shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 27, 2016 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 13, 2016 a preliminary estimate of the costs eligible for reimbursement through this item in fiscal year 2017; 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
$271,722,425
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 2016
$978,747
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
$1,300,000
7061-9010
For fiscal year 2016 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 2016 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: (1) the per-pupil capital needs component; (2) the 100 per cent increase reimbursement; and (3) the 25 per cent increase reimbursements, by year from most recent to oldest
$80,500,000
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, applications shall have received approval of the Innovation School prospectus from the screening committee; 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 has 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
$736,898
7061-9200
For the department’s education data analysis and support for local districts
$771,681
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 2015-2016 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
$23,920,227
7061-9404
For grants to cities, towns and regional school districts to provide targeted academic support programs for students in grade 8 to grade 12, inclusive, and post-twelfth graders who have not yet earned a competency determination on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exam established by the board of elementary and secondary education under sections 1D and 1I of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided, that the department of elementary and secondary education and districts shall ensure that services are available to students with disabilities; provided further, that the purpose of this program shall be to improve students’ performance on the MCAS exam through replication of services and educational strategies with proven results as determined by the department of elementary and secondary education; provided further, that the programs shall supplement currently funded local, state and federal programs at the school or in the district; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a competitive grant program to fund academic support and college transition services to be implemented in fiscal year 2016 and operated by public institutions of higher learning or by public-private partnerships for students in grade 10 to grade 12, inclusive, and post-twelfth graders who may have completed all other high school requirements but have not yet obtained a competency determination, as defined in said section 1D of said chapter 69 as measured by the MCAS assessment instrument authorized in said section 1I of said chapter 69, and are working to pass a portion of the MCAS exam in order to obtain a competency determination and earn a high school diploma; provided further, that for the purpose of the programs, appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months; 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; provided further, that funds shall be expended for competitive grants to fund Pathways programs that target students in grade 9 to grade 12, inclusive, and post-twelfth graders and are instituted by local school districts, public institutions of higher education, qualified public and private educational services organizations and one-stop career centers, including, but not limited to, school-to-work connecting activities, creating worksite learning experiences for students as an extension of the classroom, outreach programs for students who shall need post-twelfth grade remediation to attain the skills necessary to pass the MCAS exam and counseling programs to educate parents and high school students on post-twelfth grade remediation options; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a competitive grant program, guidelines for which shall be developed by the department of elementary and secondary education, for intensive remediation programs in communities with students in grade 8 to grade 12, inclusive, and post-twelfth graders who have not obtained a competency determination or have scored in levels 1 or 2 on either the English or math MCAS exams or in level 1 on the science, technology and engineering MCAS exam; provided further, that the department of elementary and secondary education may give preference for assistance to those districts with a high percentage of high school students scoring in level 1 on the MCAS exam in English, math and science, technology and engineering; provided further, that eligible applicants shall include individual high schools and those institutions that have partnered with a high school or group of high schools; and provided further, that no district shall receive a grant from this item until the district submits to the department of elementary and secondary education a comprehensive district plan under said section 1I of said chapter 69 to improve performance of all student populations including, but not limited to, students with disabilities
$4,294,804
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; and 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
$500,000
7061-9408
For targeted intervention to schools and districts at risk of or determined to be underperforming under sections 1J and 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws, schools and districts which have been placed in the accountability status of identified for improvement, corrective action or restructuring pursuant to departmental regulations, or which have been designated commonwealth priority schools or commonwealth pilot schools pursuant to said 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 to successfully turn around failing school and district performance; provided further, that no funds shall be expended on targeted intervention unless the department shall have 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 eligible professional development activities for the purposes of this item shall include, but not be limited to: professional development among teachers of the same grade levels and teachers of the same subject matter across grade levels, professional development focused on improving the teacher’s content knowledge in the field or subject area in which the teacher is practicing, professional development which provides teachers with research based strategies for increasing student success, professional development teaching the principles of data driven instruction, and funding which helps provide common planning time for teachers within a school and within the school district; 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 made for proposals which coordinate reform efforts within all schools of 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 7, 2016 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 purpose 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 make available 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; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended for an innovative pilot program to address the early literacy proficiency gap and to increase access to early education in the town of Milton; and provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for a supplemental science program for the public schools in the town of Randolph
$8,448,413
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 that were approved by the department of elementary and secondary education in fiscal year 2015 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, those districts with proposals that have the greatest potential for district-wide impact, those districts that plan to utilize partnerships with community-based organizations and institutions of higher education and those 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, such as 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 13, 2015; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for expanded learning time for the Collins middle school in the city of Salem; provided further, that the department shall file a report with the clerks of the house and senate and the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than January 29, 2016, outlining the cost and expenditures for schools in the initiative; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
$14,223,492
7061-9601
For the department of elementary and secondary education; provided, that the department shall expend funds not to exceed $1,824,546 from revenues collected from fees relating to teacher preparation and certification; 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
$1,824,546
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 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 the department of elementary and secondary education shall select grant recipients not later than September 30, 2015; provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months; 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 $10,000 shall be expended for the Steps to Success program in the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the construction of a children’s community playground at the Alfred J. Gomes elementary school in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a 1-time grant program to be administered by Southcoast Health System, Inc. for the purchase of automated external defibrillators, with possible applicants to include municipalities, school districts, including regional school districts, and nonprofit organizations located in the city of New Bedford for use in schools, youth sports facilities and other youth centers that serve financially disadvantaged children; provided further, that local matching funds may be provided through the municipality or school district by local appropriation or through donations from nonprofit organizations or individual, corporate, or foundation gifts; provided further, that the grant program shall be designated as the Sean Patrick Toomey memorial grant; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the stage and auditorium of Agawam high school in the city known as the town of Agawam; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for summer programming through Auburn Youth and Family Services, Inc.; and 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-community partnerships
$2,310,000
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 not less than $400,000 shall be expended for the safe and supportive schools grant program; provided further, that grants shall be awarded to schools and districts that create action plans based on all the elements of the safe and supportive schools framework and self-assessment tool; provided further, that districts shall create district plans that support recipient schools; provided further, that grantees shall participate in conferences to be held by the department; and provided further, that funding shall be allocated to an independent evaluation of this grant program
$500,000
7061-9614
For the alternative education grant program established in section 1N of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided, that the commissioner shall allocate funds for both subsections (a) and (b) of said section 1N of said chapter 69; and provided further, that funds shall be provided for a grant program to districts, education collaboratives or other inter-district partnerships to implement alternative education programs to provide educational services required under chapter 222 of the acts of 2012
$250,000
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 15, 2016, 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
7061-9804
For teacher content training in math and science; provided, that the training shall include the math specialist and Massachusetts tests for educator licensure preparation; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended on content-based professional development in math and science, with a focus on elementary and middle school math and science teachers in districts with a high percentage of students scoring in level 1 or 2 on the math or science Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System exams or in districts that are at risk of or determined to be underperforming under sections 1J or 1K of chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided further, that the professional development courses shall demonstrate proven replicable results in improving teacher and student performance and shall demonstrate the use of best practices as determined by the department of elementary and secondary education, including data comparing pre-training and post-training content knowledge; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
$200,000
7061-9810
For regional bonus aid under subsection (g) of section 16D of chapter 71 of the General Laws
$275,800
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
7061-9811
For the implementation of the recommendations of the commission to develop an index of creative and innovative education established in section 181 of chapter 240 of the acts of 2010 and for the planning and design of a creative and innovative education index to measure how well schools develop and sustain student creativity; provided, that funds shall be expended to provide management oversight of the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the creative and innovative education commission and for establishing online forums for commentary, discussion and review of the plan and design of the index by interested parties, including teachers, high-tech business leaders, education leaders, creativity experts and the public; and provided further, that the commission may pursue opportunities for matching funds
$200,000
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.

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 in this item; 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 said 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 state 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; provided further, that the office of coordination within the department of higher education, in cooperation with the executive office of labor and workforce development, shall establish a training resources and internship networks (TRAIN) grant program, pursuant to section 179; provided further, that not more than $200,000 shall be expended for startup and administrative costs for the program; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for monthly stipends for participants in the program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the department to support assessment and coordination of a system-wide effort to address campus violence, with an emphasis on properly identifying, reporting and responding to sexual violence, coordinating and offering training initiatives and fostering a culture of inclusivity; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the office of trustee relations
$4,449,334
7066-0009
For the New England board of higher education
$367,500
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
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
$1,000,000
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
$4,274,842
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 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 27, 2016 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
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 outreach programs that work to 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 27, 2016, 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 a science, technology, engineering and mathematics or STEM Starter Academy program to be implemented through the department of higher education at 1 or more of 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 4-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 not later than September 30, 2016
$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 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, 2016, 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 summer months. $250,000
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
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 the department shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than August 14, 2015, a report on the status of the development and implementation of the funding formula; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2016 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
$5,560,108
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; 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 2015
$95,607,756
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; 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; and provided further, that funds from this item may be expended on the rapid response incentive program for community colleges
$1,000,000
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
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; provided further, that the allocation of funds shall be approved by the board of higher education; and provided further, that in developing the allocation among campuses, the commissioner shall ensure that no campus receives less in fiscal year 2016 than in fiscal year 2015 $9,099,596
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 not less than $200,000 shall be allocated for the Clemente Course in the Humanities, administered by the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities in partnership with the University of Massachusetts at Boston and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and local social service agencies, which provides college-level humanities instruction and support service free of charge and for college credit to low-income adults; provided further, that the funds shall be contingent upon a match of not less than $1 in federal contributions or $1 in private or corporate contributions for every $1 in state grant funding; provided further, that the University of Massachusetts shall expend funds for the University of Massachusetts 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; 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; and provided further, that $125,000 shall be expended for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst to conduct a study for the revitalization of former North Quabbin area mill buildings and the impediments to the revitalization found in the state building code, to develop a plan for eco-tourism along the Millers river, to develop a municipal agricultural plan for North Quabbin communities, to conduct a study to determine the means and methods to expand hydro power along rivers and to develop an affordable housing plan in the town of Wendell
$531,807,373
7100-0700
For the operation of the statewide 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
7100-0801
For the Innovation Commercialization Seed Fund established in section 45B of chapter 75 of the General Laws
$1,000,000

State Universities.

7109-0100
For Bridgewater State University
$42,461,139
7110-0100
For Fitchburg State University
$28,474,577
7112-0100
For Framingham State University
$26,466,879
7113-0100
For the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
$15,448,258
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
7113-0101
For 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
$43,129,420
7115-0100
For Westfield State University
$26,034,463
7116-0100
For Worcester State University
$25,276,495
7117-0100
For the Massachusetts College of Art
$17,201,537
7118-0100
For the Massachusetts Maritime Academy
$15,541,878

Community Colleges.

7502-0100
For Berkshire Community College
$10,371,027
7503-0100
For Bristol Community College
$19,518,238
7504-0100
For Cape Cod Community College
$11,369,527
7505-0100
For Greenfield Community College
$9,948,739
7506-0100
For Holyoke Community College
$19,310,996
7507-0100
For Massachusetts Bay Community College
$15,368,132
7508-0100
For Massasoit Community College
$20,227,372
7509-0100
For Mount Wachusett Community College
$13,842,635
7510-0100
For Northern Essex Community College
$18,806,189
7511-0100
For North Shore Community College
$20,608,175
7512-0100
For Quinsigamond Community College
$19,777,823
7514-0100
For Springfield Technical Community College
$24,170,848
7515-0100
For Roxbury Community College
$11,056,826
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; and provided further, that only expenses for contracted services associated with these events and for the capital needs of the facility shall be funded from this item
$529,843
7516-0100
For Middlesex Community College
$21,919,236
7518-0100
For Bunker Hill Community College
$24,053,931

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
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. Section 402 and the costs associated with the implementation of chapter 228 of the acts of 2000; provided, 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 22 to October 18; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements in the town of Townsend; provided further,  that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Holyoke for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements in the town of Pembroke; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for public safety improvements in the town of Seekonk; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the police department in the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of North Attleboro for public safety improvements; provided further, that $60,000 shall be expended for the public safety communications equipment improvement initiative for the town of Hopedale; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of Watertown 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 $75,000 shall be expended to the city of Lynn for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $68,000 shall be expended to the town of Hadley for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of Braintree for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Uxbridge for public safety improvements; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the town of Millbury for public safety improvements; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Black Men of Greater Springfield, Inc
$3,374,406
8000-0650
For the operation of the multi-agency illegal tobacco task force established in section 40 of chapter 64C of the General Laws
$1,000,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
8000-1000
For a competitive grant program to be administered by the executive office of public safety and security to pilot or expand new or current innovative and evidence-based approaches for improving recidivism outcomes; provided, that eligible applicants shall include executive branch, judicial branch and other county and statewide criminal justice agencies including, but not limited to, the department of correction, the houses of correction, the office of the commissioner of probation, the parole board, the district attorneys’ offices, the department of youth services and the committee for public counsel services; provided further, that the office shall limit awards to applicants that clearly and effectively demonstrate: (i) a current or proposed program or practice that is evidence-based or research-based or that is considered a promising practice, to be more specifically defined by the executive office of public safety and security in the application for grant funding; (ii) efforts to ensure quality implementation; and (iii) a commitment to independent evaluation of outcomes; provided further, that eligible applicants shall complete 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 be considered eligible for funding; and provided further, that grant recipients shall make a written commitment to expand the percentage of evidence-based programming currently delivered
$250,000
8000-1700
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of public safety and security
$22,140,022

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 15, 2016 detailing the caseload of the office including, but not limited to: (a) the current caseload; (b) the number of autopsies performed in fiscal year 2015; (c) the number of total procedures performed in fiscal year 2015; (d) the current turnaround time; (e) the number of toxicology tests performed; (f) the reduction of backlogs; (g) the current accreditation status of the office; (h) the current response time to crime scenes; (i) the number of cases determined to be homicides in fiscal year 2015; and (j) the number of cremations performed under the office’s jurisdiction in fiscal year 2015
$9,750,000
8000-0122
For the office of the chief medical examiner, which may expend for its operations an amount not to exceed $3,068,762 in 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 purposes 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
$3,068,762

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 determining whether applicants are qualified for state-assisted housing
$1,950,000
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 an amount not to exceed $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 as specified in said section 172A of said chapter 6 and that the commissioner of criminal justice information services may make funds from this item available for a competitive grant process to provide the 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, 2017
$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
$3,834,959

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, an amount not to exceed $1,050,000 from fees charged for these services; provided, that not withstanding 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
$1,050,000
8100-0018
For the department of state police, which may expend an amount not to exceed $3,080,000 for certain police activities provided under agreements authorized in this item; provided, that for fiscal year 2016 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: (i) provisions governing payment to the department for the cost of regular salaries, overtime, retirement and other employee benefits; and (ii) 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 as authorized by 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 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
$3,080,000
Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
8100-0020
For the department of state police, which may expend an amount not to exceed $35,000 in fees charged for the use of the statewide telecommunications system for the maintenance of the system; 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
$35,000
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 funds; provided further, that such funds shall be considered 1-time grants awarded to public agencies and shall not annualize into fiscal year 2017 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 grants 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 program not later than August 14, 2015; provided further, that awards shall be made to applicants not later than December 15, 2015; provided further, that the executive office of public safety and security must 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 funds; and provided further, that the executive office of public safety and security may expend not more than $100,000 of the sum appropriated in this item for its costs in administering the program
$7,000,000
8100-0515
For the expense of hiring, equipping and training 150 state police recruits to maintain the strength of the department of state police
$5,850,000
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 fewer than 40 officers may 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 the motor carrier safety assistance program; provided further, that the department shall execute a service contract with UMass Memorial emergency medical services for not more than $60,000 for emergency and tactical medical support services and shall allocate not less than $20,000 for emergency and tactical supplies and equipment for use by the UMass Memorial emergency medical services staff in performing the services; provided further, that not fewer than 5 officers shall be provided to the disabled persons protection commission to investigate cases of criminal abuse; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the payroll costs of the state police directed patrols; provided further, that subject to appropriation communities receiving funds for directed patrols in fiscal year 2008 shall receive an equal disbursement of funds in proportion to the current appropriation in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that funds shall be expended for directed patrols at Constitution Beach in East Boston; 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; 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 there shall be a study submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 29, 2016 on traffic details worked by the department of state police, 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; and 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
$268,879,501

State Police Crime Laboratory.

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 in 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 1, 2015 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the caseload of each lab; (ii) all relevant information regarding turnaround time and backlogs by type of case; and (iii) 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 $19,463,046
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
$420,000

Municipal Police Training Committee.

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; and provided further, that towns in Worcester County hosting municipal police training academies shall not receive less than the amount appropriated in section 2 of chapter 68 of the acts of 2011
$5,175,382
8200-0222
For the municipal police training committee, which may collect and expend an amount not to exceed $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, 2015; 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: (i) if a recruit withdraws from the program before the start of week 2, 75 per cent of the payment shall be refunded; (ii) 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; (iii) 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; (iv) 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 2015 and 2016; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 12, 2016; and provided further, that for the purposes 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.

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 employ more than 70 full-time equivalent elevator inspectors, 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 not later than October 1, 2015; 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
$4,302,186
8315-1020
For the department of public safety, which may expend not more than $10,778,878 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 and 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
$10,778,878
8315-1021
For the department of public safety, which may expend an amount not more than $150,000 in revenues from fines collected pursuant to section 65 of chapter 143 of the General Laws and fees for appeals of civil fines issued pursuant to section 21 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 pursuant to said section 65 of said chapter 143 may be waived by the commissioner or his designee
$150,000
8315-1022
For the department of public safety, which may expend an amount not to exceed $1,282,151 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 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
$1,282,151
8315-1024
For the department of public safety, which may expend not more than $600,000 of revenues collected from fees for the licensure of pipefitters; 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
$600,000
8315-1025
For the department of public safety, which may collect and expend an amount not to exceed $98,035 to provide state building code training and courses for instruction; provided, that the agency may charge fees for the classes and educational materials associated with administering training; 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
$98,035

Department of Fire Services.

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 $1,200,000 shall be allocated by the department for the Student Awareness Fire Education program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended 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 $200,000 shall be allocated to the On-Site Academy to provide training and treatment programs for correction officers from the department of correction for critical incident stress management; provided further, that $50,000 shall be provided for the city of Quincy fire department hazardous material response team; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Fire Chiefs’ Association of Plymouth county to develop and upgrade the emergency radio communications system in Plymouth county; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the fire department in the city known as the town of Weymouth for the purchase and upgrade of equipment; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be allocated to the fire department in the city of Tewksbury for municipal improvements to cover the cost of responding to Tewksbury State Hospital; 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 2016; provided further, that the amount allocated for critical incident stress intervention programs and fire department training academies in said item 8324-0000 of said section 2 of said chapter 182 shall be allocated to each program in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that $400,000 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 $30,000 shall be provided for the Hopedale fire department hazardous materials response team; provided further, that the amount allocated for hazardous material response teams in said item 8324-0000 of said section 2 of said chapter 182 shall be allocated to each program in fiscal year 2016 and shall not be reduced by more than 57 per cent; 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, On-Site Academy, the Massachusetts and 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 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; and 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
$23,420,065
8324-0304
For the department of fire services; provided, that the department may expend for enforcement and training an amount not to exceed $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 the adjutant general shall maintain a roster of Massachusetts veterans as directed by section 15 of chapter 33 of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Veterans Oral History Project to be conducted by Home of the Brave, Inc., in conjunction with the Massachusetts National Guard Museum and Archives; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the project design for improvements to Taxiway Sierra at Barnes Air National Guard Base; and provided further, that $120,000 shall be expended for the security fence at the National Guard Readiness Center in Natick
$10,393,671
8700-1140
For the military division, which may expend for the costs of national guard missions and division operations an amount not to exceed $1,400,000 from fees charged for the non-military rental or use of armories and from reimbursements generated by national guard missions
$1,400,000
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 prior to 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 of the Massachusetts national guard; 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; provided further, that the military division of the Massachusetts national guard and the board of higher education shall issue a joint report not later than February 12, 2016 on the implementation of this waiver; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the secretary of administration and finance, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on veterans and federal affairs and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on higher education; and provided further, that the military division may expend funds from this item for administrative services
$5,250,000
8700-1160
For life insurance premiums under section 88B of chapter 33 of the General Laws
$1,076,325

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

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
$1,677,831
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 the assessments among the licensees; and provided further, that the assessments shall be paid during the current fiscal year as provided by the department
$482,901

Department of Correction.

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, on or before January 1, 2016, 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 2015 shall remain open in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that the department may repurpose facilities as necessary in fiscal year 2016; provided further, that to maximize bed capacity and re-entry capability throughout the commonwealth, the department shall submit quarterly reports, utilizing standardized reporting definitions developed mutually with the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association, Inc., 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 1, 2015, due not  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 2014 and fiscal year 2015 total costs per inmate by facility and security level on or before October 1, 2015; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Dismas House in Worcester; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the SMOC Women in Transition Program for female ex-offenders; 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 programs in fiscal year 2015; 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 10, 2015; provided further, that the department shall submit all reports to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on public safety and homeland security; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $2,200,000 for cities and towns hosting department of correction facilities; provided further, that of the $2,200,000 for cities and towns, no city or town hosting a department of correction facility shall receive more than $800,000; provided further, that of the $2,200,000 for cities and towns, no city or town 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 Resolution Services, Incorporated in the city of Springfield
$570,151,603
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 pursuant to section 2ZZZ of chapter 29 of the General Laws to the department of correction revenue source
$3,523,898
8900-0011
For the prison industries and farm services program, which may expend for the operation of the program an amount not to exceed $3,600,000 from revenues collected from the sale of products, for materials, supplies, equipment, maintenance of facilities and compensation of employees; 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
$3,600,000
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 the 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 not later than January 20, 2016 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.

8950-0001
For the operation of the parole board; provided, that the parole board 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 10, 2015
$17,898,150
8950-0002
For the victim and witness assistance program of the parole board pursuant to 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 an amount not to exceed $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 not later than February 1, 2016, 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.

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 not later than December 10, 2015
$71,726,757
8910-1000
For the Hampden sheriff’s office, which may expend for prison industries programs an amount not to exceed $3,076,824 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
$3,076,824
8910-1010
For the operations 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 in the commonwealth; 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 sheriff, in conjunction with the department of correction and the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association, Inc., shall prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of incarcerated persons in facilities located in counties that were provided services in each unit; (ii) the number of incarcerated persons in department of correction facilities that were provided services in each unit; (iii) the alleviation in caseload at Bridgewater state hospital associated with fewer incarcerated persons in the care of counties being attended to at the hospital; (iv) the estimated and projected cost-savings in fiscal year 2016 to the sheriffs’ offices and the department of correction associated with the regional units; and (v) 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 not later than February 12, 2016; 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; provided, that prior to making any expenditures from this item, the Hampden sheriff’s office and the department of correction shall enter into an interagency service agreement regarding services for department of correction inmates provided through this item
$542,605
8910-1030
For the operation of the Western Massachusetts Regional Women’s Correctional Center
$3,570,434

Worcester Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015; and provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for mental health services
$45,924,583

Middlesex Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015
$67,382,545
8910-1100
For the Middlesex sheriff’s office, which may expend for the operation of a prison industries program an amount not to exceed $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 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
$75,000
8910-1101
For the operations 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 in the commonwealth; 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 sheriff, 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 in 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 2016 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 not later than February 15, 2016; and provided further, that the department of mental health shall maintain monitoring and quality review functions of the unit
$896,387

Hampshire Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015
$13,655,901
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 an amount not to exceed $200,000 in revenue; provided, that the sheriff 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
$200,000

Berkshire Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015
$17,738,932
8910-0445
For the Berkshire sheriff’s office, which may expend an amount not to exceed $300,000 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 county sheriff 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
$300,000
8910-0446
For the Berkshire sheriff’s office, which may expend an amount not to exceed $254,376 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
$254,376

Franklin Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015; provided further, that $185,000 shall be provided for a pilot program for Training Active Bystanders; provider further, that the pilot program shall seek out federal matching grants; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Franklin County Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force
$14,682,242

Essex Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015
$53,795,787

Massachusetts Sheriffs Association.

8910-7110
For the operation of the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association, Inc.; 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 purpose of 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 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 in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2016; provided further, that the association shall post on its website the monthly inmate population by county by the first of each month starting August 1, 2015; provided further, that each sheriff’s office, in conjunction with the Massachusetts Sheriffs 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, 2015, due not later than 30 days after the last day of each quarter; provided further, that the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association, Inc. , in consultation with each of the sheriffs’ offices, shall report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means monthly on the number of federal inmates at each facility; provided further, that each sheriff’s office shall also report, in a format designated by the Massachusetts Sheriffs Association, Inc., in consultation with the executive office for administration and finance, fiscal year 2015 total costs per inmate by facility and security level not later than October 1, 2015; provided further, that each of the sheriffs’ offices 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, Inc. and the department of correction; provided further, that all expenditures made by the sheriff 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, Inc. shall not spend into a deficiency during fiscal year 2016
$379,790

Barnstable Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015
$28,061,118

Bristol Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015
$43,752,046

Dukes Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015
$2,915,947

Nantucket Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015
$773,079

Norfolk Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015
$30,638,329

Plymouth Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015
$54,051,129

Suffolk Sheriff’s Office.

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 not later than December 10, 2015
$104,492,346

Department of Elder Affairs.

9110-0100
For the operation of the executive office of elder affairs and regulation of assisted living facilities
$2,343,832
9110-0104
For the support of the Home and Community-Based Services Policy Lab Fund established in section 2MMMM of chapter 29 of the General Laws; provided, that in addition to this item, the secretary of elder affairs may transfer an amount not to exceed a total of $150,000 from the funds appropriated to items 9110-1500, 9110-1630, 9110-1636 and 9110-1900 to this item; provided further, that the comptroller shall transfer the amount appropriated in this item into the Home and Community-Based Services Policy Lab Fund not later than July 15, 2015; provided further, that the comptroller shall transfer any funds transferred to this item from items 9110-1500, 9110-1630, 9110-1636 and 9110-1900 into the Home and Community-Based Services Policy Lab Fund not more than 30 days after they are made available; provided further, that not later than September 15, 2015, the secretary shall file a report with the joint committee on elder affairs, the joint committee on health care financing and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing an initial plan for the research and analytic activities to be supported by the fund pursuant to section 254 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014; and provided further, that the executive office of elder affairs shall identify and pursue non-state sources of funding for the home and community-based services policy lab
$150,000
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 purposes of 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 pursuant to 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 such 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 prior to 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 pursuant to the federal Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, Public Law 108-173, to ensure that residents of the commonwealth take advantage of this benefit; provided further, that a person shall also be eligible to enroll in the program at any time within a year after reaching age 65; 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; provided further, that $90,000 shall be expended for the serving the health insurance needs of everyone (SHINE) program; provided further, that these funds shall be used to assist seniors in choosing the Medicare plan that best fits their budgets while meeting their health care needs; and provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2016 on the number of seniors served by the SHINE program and their average annualized premium savings
$18,668,169
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 1915C 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 12, 2016, to the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (i) the number of seniors receiving services through this item and item 9110-1630; and (ii) the number of seniors on a waitlist for these services, by month, from January 2011 to January 2016
$70,255,327
General Fund 98.62%
Community First Trust Fund . 1.38%
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
$5,493,672
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 $11,500,000 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 purposes of the home care program, consistent with guidelines to be issued by the executive office; provided further, that the executive office shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the office for administration and finance on the amount expended from this item for purchase of service expenditures by category of service as set forth in 651 CMR 3.01 and 651 CMR 3.03; provided further, that no rate increase shall be awarded in fiscal year 2016 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 caregivers; and provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may transfer an amount not to exceed 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
$104,595,483
General Fund 93.64%
Community First Trust Fund . 6.36%
9110-1633
For the operation of the elder home care case management 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 the contracts shall include the costs of administrative personnel, home care case managers, travel, rent and other costs considered appropriate by the executive office of elder affairs; provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the enhancement of management information systems; and provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may transfer an amount not to exceed 3 per cent of the funds appropriated in this item to item 9110-1630
$35,546,961
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; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the establishment of and administrative support of regional Financial Abuse Specialist Teams to improve the ability of elder protective services programs to investigate and respond to reports of financial exploitation as recommended by the Elder Protective Service Commission established by section 204 of Chapter 139 of the Acts of 2012; and provided further, that the Executive Office of Elder Affairs shall provide a report to the House and Senate Chairs of the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs on the implementation of FAST Teams on or before   June 30, 2016
$23,123,139
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 within fiscal year 2015 at proportions of total available funding equal to those provided in fiscal year 2015 $2,154,626
9110-1700
For residential assessment and placement programs for homeless elders
$186,000
9110-1900
For the elder nutrition program; provided, that no 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
$7,253,316
9110-9002
For grants to the councils on aging and for grants to or contracts with nonpublic entities which are consortia or associations of councils on aging; provided, that all monies appropriated in this item shall be expended under 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 17, 2016; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Rossetti-Cowan Senior Center in Revere; provided further, not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the design of a new council on aging building in the town of Halifax; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the senior center in the town of Holliston; provided further, that not less than $65,000 shall be expended for the Sterling Senior Center; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for improvements and expansion of the department of elder affairs in the city known as the town of Braintree; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the costs associated with care and services provided at the Whipple Senior Center in the city known as the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended as a grant to the town of Easton for the Easton Council on Aging; provided further, that not less than $60,000 be provided to the Worcester Regional Transit Authority for the establishment of a Senior Van and Paratransit Service in the Town of Boylston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a senior center in the town of Marlborough; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Winchendon Senior Center
$13,650,000

LEGISLATURE.

Senate.

9500-0000
For the operation of the senate
$19,694,608

House of Representatives.

9600-0000
For the operation of the house of representatives
$40,277,604

Joint Legislative Expenses.

9700-0000
For the joint operations of the legislature
$8,709,884

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 2016. 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 2016 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, 2016 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 office of 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, 2016; 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 Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system accounting system for fiscal year 2016; provided, that any unspent balance at the close of fiscal year 2016 in an amount not to exceed 5 per cent of the amount authorized shall remain in the Intragovernmental Service Fund and is hereby re-authorized for expenditures for such item in fiscal year 2017
$3,351,600

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 $11,217,734
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 such items 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
$5,000,000
1599-3100
For the cost of the commonwealth’s employer contributions to the Unemployment Compensation Fund, and the Medical Security Trust Fund established pursuant to 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 2016 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
$2,851,199
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 2016 shall remain in the Intergovernmental Service Fund and may be expended for that item in fiscal year 2017
$121,236,494
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
$2,287,148

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
$1,509,234

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
$8,878,161
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 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 such 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 such 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 such transferred employee who immediately before the effective date of this act either holds a permanent appointment in a position classified pursuant to 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 pursuant to chapter 150E of the General Laws
$22,189,327
4000-1701
For the cost of information technology services provided to agencies of the executive office of health and human services
$31,970,461

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 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 15, 2015; 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 sheriffs’ 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 2016; and provided further, that SOPS shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than April 15, 2016 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
$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
$7,664,618

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

Department of State Police.

8100-0002
For the costs of overtime associated with requested police details; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of 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
$400,000

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
$11,050,000

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, 2015, and not included as part of an appropriation item in this section, is hereby made available for expenditure during fiscal year 2016, 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
$278,737
0320-1711
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Data Grant
$363,439
0320-1713
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Training Grant
$203,439

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
$248,345
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
0332-2701
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Drug Court Discretionary Grant
$150,000

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS.

Plymouth District Attorney.

0340-0816
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Drug Free Communities Grant
$125,000
0340-0828
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Byrne Justice Assistance Grant
$22,183
0340-0829
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Justice Assistance Grant
$74,530

District Attorneys’ Association.

8000-4602
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Stop Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program
$119,611
8000-4804
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Agency Programs
$10,038,071
8000-4804
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Highway Safety Grants
$9,189
8000-4804
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Highway Safety Division
$37,009
8000-4805
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Highway Safety Alcohol Program
$117,991
8000-4805
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Highway Safety Grants
$36,931
8000-4805
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Map 21 405 Program
$8,000,000

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
0526-0127
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hurricane Sandy Relief MA
$1,114,462
0529-1600
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State & National Archival Partnership (SNAP) Grants
$38,875
 

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
$1,178,000

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 $305,639 of fringe benefits and indirect cost charges under section 6B of chapter 29 of the General Laws
$1,739,547

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
$32,368
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
$536,419
2000-9701
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Outdoor Recreation Projects – Political
$243,000
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
2030-0358
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
$280,000
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
$1,300,000
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
$15,185,962
2240-9773
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Technical Assistance and Training for Drinking Water
$4,084
2240-9777
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Public Water Supply Supervision
$12,586
2240-9778
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Healthy Communities Grant Program
$16,750
2250-9712
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Clean Air Act Section 103
$545,888
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
2250-9736
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Clean Diesel
$236,091
2250-9738
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Airport Lead Ambient
$61,868
2250-9739
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Near Road Number 2 Ambient Air Monitoring Network
$130,483
2250-9741
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MA Clean Diesel Program
$27,159

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
$30,000
2300-0117
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, USFWS – Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program
$15,000
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, USFW – 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
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
2310-0121
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, White-Nose Syndrome Grants to States
$52,500
2330-9222
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Clean Vessel Act
$1,000,000
2330-9712
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commercial Fisheries Statistics
$120,000
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
2330-9732
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Atlantic Coastal Cooperative Statistics Program Strategic Plan Implementation
$25,000
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
$600,000
2330-9741
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Fisheries Economic Assistance Program
$2,000,000
2330-9742
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Age and Growth Project Segment One
$250,000

Department of Agricultural Resources.

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 – Retail Surveillance
$23,308
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
$45,000

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
2800-9710
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Map Modernization Implementation Year 5 - FEMA
$95,408
2800-9724
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Dam Safety 2013 - FEMA
$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
2820-9706
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, NCRS Agreement to Help Landowners Forestland
$41,545
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
$367,863
2821-9715
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Creating Buy-Local Model - Stewardship Re-Design
$77,190
2821-9716
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Emergency Forest Restoration Program Funding
$192,215
2821-9726
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, US Forest Service Forest Health Management
$164,857
2840-9709
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Waquoit Bay National Estuarine Research
$602,436
2840-9712
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, 2011 NOAA Grant for Facility Renovations at Waquoit Bay
$100,000
2850-9701
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Recreational Trails Program
$1,808,947

Department of Energy Resources.

7006-9307
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, SAPHIRE
$180,226
7006-9308
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Lead by Example
$87,498
7006-9700
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, State Energy Program
$855,560

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Office of the Secretary.

4000-0026
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Ensuring Continued Coverage Consumer Assistance for MA
$142,049
4000-1120
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Quality Medicaid Measures Grant
$259,339
4000-1169
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Innovation Models: Model Design and Test Assistance Fund
$13,055,176
4000-1235
For the purposes of a federally fund grant entitled, Demonstration to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals
$333,276
4000-1314
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Demonstration Ombudsman Programs
$547,992
4000-1826
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Money Follows the Person Demonstration Grant
$3,867,968
4000-9158
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, My Young Child Health Initiative for Learning and Development
$350,000
4000-9401
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Community Mental Health Services Block Grants
$9,753,806

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
4003-0823
For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, A Cuban Haitian Initiative for Entry into Viable Employment (ACHIEVE)
$97,307
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
$249,807
4003-0855
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Refugee Social Services Program
$1,583,896
4003-0858
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Refugee Independence Through Service Enhancement
$185,929

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
4110-3023
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Independent Living - Adaptive Living
$54,000
4110-3026
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Independent Living - Services to  Older Blind Americans
$856,800
4110-3027
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rehabilitation Training
$11,000
4110-3028
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Supported Employment for the Blind
$30,000

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
4120-0040
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vocational Rehabilitation and Comprehensive Systems of Personnel Development Training
$74,000
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
$172,776
4120-0511
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Social Security Disability Insurance
$45,467,363
4120-0610
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Traumatic Brain Injury State Demonstration Grant Program
$225,000
4120-0759
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Independent Living State Grants
$305,000
4120-0760
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Independent Living Federal Grant
$1,850,942
4120-0768
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Assistive Technology Act
$506,415

Department of Youth Services.

4200-1602
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Second Chance Act Treatment and Justice Collaboration
$104,280

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
$4,000
4400-3064
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, SNAP Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Grant
$4,000,000
4400-3067
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Employment and Training.
$1,000,000
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
4500-1025
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Strengthening Public Health Infrastructure
$395,570
4500-1054
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Sexual Assault Services Program
$342,371
4500-1056
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rape Prevention and Education
$655,819
4500-1068
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, 2013 OHM State Partnership
$155,987
4500-1069
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts State Loan Repayment Program
$550,000
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
4510-0113
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Office of Rural Health
$206,134
4510-0114
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Primary Care Cooperative Agreement
$247,868
4510-0119
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Hospital Flexibility Program
$302,104
4510-0219
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Small Rural Hospital Improvement Grant
$79,596
4510-0222
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Grants to States to Support Oral Health
$514,611
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
4510-0609
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
4510-0639
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Food Protection Rapid Response Team
$348,992
4510-0643
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
$150,000
4510-0644
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Harold Rodgers IT Enhancements for Prescription Drug Monitoring
$80,000
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)
$374,954
4510-9065
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, ATSDR Partnership to Promote Local Efforts
$433,906
4510-9067
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Maintenance & Enhancement of the State & National Environment
$310,188
4510-9068
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Building Resilience Against Climate Effects (BRACE)
$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 App for STD Surveillance Network Parts A and B
$589,328
4512-0150
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Vaccination Assistance Project
$5,928,644
4512-0177
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Enhancing Immunization Systems & Infrastructure Improvements
$173,079
4512-0186
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Epidemiology and Laboratory for Infectious Disease
$1,378,336
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Improving Vaccine Management 
$619,746
4512-0189
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Non-PPH 2013 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity
$100,969
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Human Papillomavirus Vaccination
$441,938
4512-0195
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Non-PPH 2013 Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity
$1,049,718
4512-9065
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Outcomes Measurement and Management System
$19,059
4512-9069
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment - Block Grant
$47,160,685
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
$353,872
4512-9080
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals (CABHI)
$922,616
4512-9081
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Promoting Safe and Stable Families
$193,362
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
4512-9426
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
$197,288
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
$86,489,697
4513-9010
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Integrated Systems for CYSHCN
$300,000
4513-9021
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
$10,443,691
4513-9023
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts HIV/AIDS National Behavioral Surveillance
$489,308
4513-9027
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MassCare - Community AIDS Resource
$573,644
4513-9030
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Planning a Comprehensive Primary Care System
$100,000
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
4513-9041
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, HIT Capacity
$100,000
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
$500,000
4513-9045
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, HIV/AIDS Surveillance
$1,082,726
4513-9047
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Augmentation and Evaluation of Established Health Education – Risk Reduction
$5,318,306
4513-9048
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts HIV/AIDS National Behavioral Surveillance
$377,008
4513-9051
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Project
$368,990
4513-9076
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems
$140,000
4513-9077
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Emergency Medical Services for Children
$134,420
4513-9085
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System
$143,712
4513-9093
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts LAUNCH
$90,000
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
4513-9100
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Surveillance on Congenital Heart Defects
$503,906
4513-9101
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Birth Defects Surveillance - STEPS
$685,238
4513-9103
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Home Visiting Initiative Formula
$1,367,539
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
4513-9109
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Perinatal Quality Collaborative
$200,000
4514-1008
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, 2010 WIC Special Project
$42,295
4514-1012
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, WIC EBT Project
$410,000
4514-1013
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, WIC Special Project 2015
$140,000
4515-0116
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Tuberculosis Control Project (317)
$1,616,252
4515-0204
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Strengthening Surveillance for Infectious Disease
$83,334
4515-0205
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, HIV Training through Prevention Training Centers
$23,704
4515-0208
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, HIV Training Through Prevention Training Centers
$542,148
4515-0210
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, HIV Training Through Prevention Training Centers
$298,000
4515-0212
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Strengthening Surveillance for Infectious Disease
$46,875
4515-1120
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, PPHF 2014 Immunization Enhance and Information System
$700,000
4515-1124
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention
$659,352
4515-1125
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Viral Hepatitis Prevention
$573,774
4516-1021
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Public Health Preparedness and Response for Bio-terrorism
$13,458,412
4516-1034
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Accreditation for State Food Testing Laboratories
$225,158
4518-0505
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Birth and Death File
$75,595
4518-0520
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS)
$229,000
4518-0534
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Expanded Occ. Health Surveillance in Massachusetts
$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
$167,200
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
4518-9038
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Youth Suicide Prevention Project
$480,000
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
4570-1520
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Integration of Chronic Disease
$1,634,449
4570-1526
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Demonstrating the Capacity of Comprehensive Cancer Control
$173,819
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
$697,435
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
4570-1550
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
$3,820,389
4570-1552
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts State Health Prevention in Chronic Disease
$1,126,743
4570-1553
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts State Health Prevention in Chronic Disease
$1,247,773
4570-1554
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FY14 Family Planning Services FOA
$714,000
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
4570-1558
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

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
$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
$994,311
5012-9170
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Mission – I RAPS
$75,000
5012-9171
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Healthy Transitions
$700,000
5012-9172
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Court Related Enhanced Services for Treatment (CREST)
$348,142
5046-9102
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Shelter Plus Care Program
$225,214

Department of Developmental Services.

5947-0012
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Lifespan Respite Care Program
$82,500

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
$3,120,625

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
$4,805,839
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
$3,750,000
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
$9,756,846
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
$8,418,610
7004-9015
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Housing Choice Voucher and VASH
$235,517,260
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
$691,777
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
$9,628,595
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
$6,598,614
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
$12,700,000

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
$64,000
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 LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Department of Career Services.

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
$2,160,000
7002-6629
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Local Veterans Employment
$823,200
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
$14,622,706
7003-1631
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Workforce Investment Act Youth Formula Grants
$14,587,005
7003-1636
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Workforce Data Quality Initiative
$678,782
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
$18,654,092
7003-1783
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Workforce Innovation Fund
$118,312

Department of Unemployment Assistance.

7002-6621
For the Purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Administrative Clearing Account
$11,631,891
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
$2,124,386

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 Elementary and Secondary Education.

7010-9706
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Common Core Data Project
$152,908
7035-0210
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Advanced Placement Fee Payment Program
$559,131
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
$213,694,122
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
$1,783,263
7043-3001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, English Language Acquisition
$13,919,746
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
7043-6501
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Education for Homeless Children and Youth
$975,946
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
$1,099,991
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
$465,000
7048-2700
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Teacher Incentives
$883,302
7048-9144
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Migrant Student Records Exchange System State Data Quality
$60,000
7053-2008
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, uts, Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
$3,362,687
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
$327,919
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
$62,499,760
7053-2126
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Temporary Emergency Food Assistance
$853,605
7053-2202
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Summer Food Service Program for Children
$7,833,288
7057-0519
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Team Nutrition Training Grants
$23,184
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
$309,338
8000-4610
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Statistical Analysis Center
$80,505
8000-4611
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Byrne Justice Assistance Grant Program
$4,514,036
8000-4619
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title V-Delinquency Prevention
$6,460
8000-4620
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Stop Violence Against Women Formula Grants Program
$2,904,685
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
$64,000
8000-4692
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Homeland Security Program
$8,573,594
8000-4705
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Emergency Management Performance Grant
$222,188
8000-4707
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Non Profit Security Grant Program
$100,000
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
8000-4804
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Highway Safety Division
$37,009
8000-4804
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Highway Safety Grants
$9,189
8000-4805
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Map 21 405 Program
$8,000,000
8000-4805
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Highway Safety Alcohol Program
$117,991
8000-4805
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Highway Safety Grants
$36,931
8000-5700
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FY11 Metropolitan Medical Response System Grant
$300,000
8000-4692
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Homeland Security Grant
$75,000
8000-4692
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Homeland Security Program
$8,573,594

Department of State Police.

8100-0210
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FMCSA New Entrant Audit
$580,304
8100-2010
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FMCSA Basic Grant
$1,987,435
8100-2021
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration FY14 SaDIP
$79,731
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
8100-9702
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FFY13 FEMA Port Security Grant Program
$156,750
8100-9704
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FFY14 FEMA Port Security Grant Program
$750,000
8100-9753
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FY 12 Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program
$584,855
8100-9754
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, DNA Backlog Reduction Grants
$551,613
8100-9755
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants
$258,604
8100-9756
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, 2014 Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants
$50,000
8100-9757
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, 2014 Forensic DNA Backlog Reduction Program
$250,000

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
$220,000
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
$843,000
8700-1010
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Army National Guard Anti-Terrorism Cooperative Agreement
$105,837
8700-1021
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Air National Guard Facilities Operations and Maintenance Cooperative Agreement
$9,079,289
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
$1,327,044
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.
$420,744
8700-1041
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Family Program Activities Grants
$105,163
8700-2001
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Natick National Guard Readiness Center
$20,000
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.

8800-0012
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Legislative Pre-Disaster Mitigation Competitive Grant
$51,431
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
8800-0089
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
$1,149,002
8800-1645
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Flood Mitigation Assistance Project
$1,338,892
8800-1701
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, April 2007 Storm FEMA
$192,482
8800-1813
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, December 2008 Ice Storm FEMA
$13,426,270
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 Snowstorm
$2,460,845
8800-1994
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, June 2011 Tornadoes Grant
$37,300,000
8800-2012
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Emergency Management Performance Grant
$8,000,000
8800-3330
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Emergency Declaration Protective Measures Hurricane Irene
$763,238
8800-3362
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Boston Marathon Bombing
$265,978
8800-4028
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Tropical Storm Irene Grant
$3,063,072
8800-4051
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, October 2011 Snow Storm
$1,300,000
8800-4097
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hurricane Sandy
$8,300,000
8800-4110
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, February 2013 Blizzard NEMO
$28,000,000

Department of Correction.

8903-0068
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, PREA Zero Tolerance Grant
$277,966
8903-9008
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Second Chance Act – CISCO Tech
$63,417
8000-4611
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Justice Assistance Grant
$4,514,036
8000-4624
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Prisoner Substance Abuse Treatment
$21,270
8910-0512
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Second Chance Act Adult Re-entry Program
$590,362

Middlesex Sheriff’s Department.

7043-1005
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title 1 Neglected or Delinquent Program
$18,290

Hampden Sheriff’s Department.

7043-1005
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title 1 Program
$264,181

Franklin Sheriff’s Department.

8910-0813
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Second Chance Act Adult Re-entry Program
$70,202

Essex Sheriff’s Department.

8000-4611
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Ed Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program
$5,000
8910-0512
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title 1 Program
$83,212
8910-0620
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Second Chance Re-entry Program for Adult Offenders
$194,454

Barnstable Sheriff’s Department.

8910-8210
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, FEMA Port Security Grant
$445,964

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
$5,000

Norfolk Sheriff’s Department.

7038-0107
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Adult Basic Education Grant
$137
7043-1005
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title 1 Program
$20,000
8000-4611
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Grant
$5,849

Suffolk Sheriff’s Department.

7043-1005
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Title 1 Program
$66,058

MASSACHUSETTS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION.

6440-0088
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Performance Registry Information System Management
$80,473
6440-0089
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commercial Vehicle Information Systems and Networks
$200,000
6440-0090
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commercial Drivers Licenses Information System Enhancement
$298,998
6440-0097
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Commercial Drivers License Information System Modernization Program
$87,600
6440-0098
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Real ID Demonstration Program
$457,742
6440-0099
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Safety Data Improvement Program
$485,433
6642-0018
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Non-Urbanized Area Formula Program
$3,762,374
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
$3,432,390
6642-0026
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, New Freedom Operating Segment
$1,000,000
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
$942,000
6642-0049
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Special Needs for Elderly Individuals
$5,500,000
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
$10,000,000
6643-0014
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Inland Route High Speed Rail Corridor Feasibility and Planning
$694,400
6643-0015
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Patriot Corridor Double-Stack Clearance Initiative
$1,500,000

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, 2016. 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, 2016. 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
$425,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

1595-1067
For an operating transfer to the Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund established pursuant to section 35UU of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that these funds shall be expended pursuant to the delivery system transformation initiative master plan and hospital-specific plans approved in the MassHealth demonstration waiver  pursuant to section 1115 of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U.S.C. section 1315 for state or federal fiscal year 2015; provided further, that all payments from the fund shall be: (i) subject to the availability of federal financial participation; (ii) made only under federally-approved payment methods; (iii) consistent with federal funding requirements and all federal payment limits as determined by the secretary of health and human services; and (iv) 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 Delivery System Transformation Initiatives Trust Fund to the Cambridge public health commission for federal fiscal year 2015 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, 2016 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
$189,141,606
1595-1068
For an operating transfer to the MassHealth provider payment account 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 year 2015 or 2016; provided further, that all payments from the Medical Assistance Trust Fund shall be: (i) subject to the availability of federal financial participation; (ii) made only under federally-approved payment methods; (iii) consistent with federal funding requirements and all federal payment limits as determined by the secretary of health and human services; and (iv) 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 healthcare 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 2016 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 2016 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 pursuant to 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 provided further, that these funds shall be expended for the operating costs for the health insurance exchange and integrated eligibility system
$8,153,272

Department of Public Health.

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: (i) detoxification services; (ii) clinical stabilization services; (iii) residential treatment services; (iv) outpatient treatment services; (v) counseling; (vi) promoting primary care practitioners' access to available, trained and certified addiction specialists for consultation or referral; and (vii) 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: (a) treatment methods that are evidence-based and cost effective; (b) ensuring substance abuse treatment access to historically underserved populations; and (c) 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 joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (1) the way 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, broken down by month and type of service, since 2011 through the current quarter; (3) the number of clients served, by month and type of service; (4) the number of new and returning clients, by service; (5) amounts expended by type of service for each month in the prior quarter; and (6) procurement and service goals for the subsequent quarter
$5,000,000

TRANSPORTATION.

Massachusetts Department of Transportation.

Governor reduced the following item, for message see House, No. 3675
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 pursuant to section 4 of chapter 270 of the acts of 2014, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation shall provide a 50 per cent matching grant up to $5,000 for a memorial marker at the intermodal center located at the Hingham Shipyard in honor of Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Herbert L. Foss; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be provided to BerkshireRides, Inc. to maintain transportation services and to study the feasibility of establishing a self-sufficient, countywide employment transportation system; and provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be provided to the Montachusett regional transit authority for a contract with Community Transit Services, Inc., or any successor agency engaged by the Montachusett regional transit authority, to maintain transportation services and to study the feasibility of establishing a self-sufficient, countywide employment transportation system
$368,025,340 $365,025,340
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 100%
1595-6369
For an operating transfer to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority pursuant to 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. 3675
1595-6370
For an operating transfer to the regional transit authorities organized pursuant to chapter 161B of the General Laws or predecessor statutes pursuant to clause (2) of subsection (d) of section 2ZZZ of chapter 29 of the General Laws
$82,000,000 $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 pursuant to 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
$9,553,119
Commonwealth Transportation Fund 100%





     SECTION 3.  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 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 $979,797,001and 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 2016 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 pursuant to chapter 70 of the General Laws.
     For fiscal year 2016, the foundation budget category of “pre-school enrollment” shall be defined as the number of students enrolled in pre-school programs and all other foundation budget categories for each district shall be calculated in the same manner as in fiscal year 2015. For districts who have accepted the United States Department of Agriculture’s community eligible provision, fiscal year 2015 low income percentages shall be applied to fiscal year 2016. The target local share shall be calculated using the same methodology used in fiscal year 2015. Preliminary local contribution shall be the municipality's fiscal year 2015 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 2016 shall be, for any municipality with a fiscal year 2016 preliminary contribution greater than its fiscal year 2016 target contribution, the preliminary local contribution reduced by 50 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 2016, 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 $25 multiplied by the district's foundation enrollment minus the foundation aid increment.
     Chapter 70 aid for fiscal year 2016 shall be the sum of prior year aid plus the foundation aid increment, if any, plus the minimum aid increment, 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 pursuant to this section to cities, towns or counties maintaining an agricultural school 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 2016 LOCAL AID
(Municipality)
MunicipalityChapter 70Unrestricted General
Government Aid
ABINGTON $7,472,269 $1,813,451
ACTON $0 $1,289,519
ACUSHNET $6,181,252 $1,397,734
ADAMS $0 $2,158,193
AGAWAM $18,927,672 $3,396,126
ALFORD $0 $12,937
AMESBURY $8,867,257 $1,793,402
AMHERST $5,954,998 $7,760,993
ANDOVER $9,191,614 $1,647,227
AQUINNAH $0 $2,154
ARLINGTON $10,715,559 $6,993,777
ASHBURNHAM $0 $732,959
ASHBY $0 $403,649
ASHFIELD $93,413 $171,143
ASHLAND $5,579,510 $1,246,634
ATHOL $0 $2,440,583
ATTLEBORO $35,242,406 $5,259,089
AUBURN $8,448,392 $1,578,760
AVON $1,011,381 $638,935
AYER $0 $697,869
BARNSTABLE $8,736,707 $1,939,073
BARRE $0 $829,087
BECKET $76,563 $83,718
BEDFORD $4,209,634 $1,058,221
BELCHERTOWN $13,541,691 $1,568,527
BELLINGHAM $8,305,835 $1,564,230
BELMONT $6,766,099 $2,081,476
BERKLEY $3,893,088 $560,901
BERLIN $440,980 $185,858
BERNARDSTON $0 $268,120
BEVERLY $7,506,147 $5,383,422
BILLERICA $18,620,584 $5,368,038
BLACKSTONE $111,224 $1,261,792
BLANDFORD $43,655 $117,053
BOLTON $1,956 $182,009
BOSTON $212,596,335 $174,653,245
BOURNE $4,927,363 $1,351,366
BOXBOROUGH $0 $232,537
BOXFORD $1,643,973 $448,134
BOYLSTON $450,313 $315,765
BRAINTREE $15,291,040 $5,275,136
BREWSTER $942,019 $363,988
BRIDGEWATER $50,426 $3,357,581
BRIMFIELD $1,209,272 $359,413
BROCKTON $170,040,928 $19,301,995
BROOKFIELD $1,405,965 $455,161
BROOKLINE $12,183,520 $5,852,785
BUCKLAND $0 $282,269
BURLINGTON $5,771,296 $2,414,194
CAMBRIDGE $11,077,401 $19,804,203
CANTON $5,126,669 $1,976,870
CARLISLE $875,115 $202,226
CARVER $9,772,714 $1,346,692
CHARLEMONT $61,250 $161,138
CHARLTON $21,633 $1,335,562
CHATHAM $0 $138,738
CHELMSFORD $10,473,018 $4,678,930
CHELSEA $70,354,181 $7,571,171
CHESHIRE $13,005 $566,305
CHESTER $126,262 $165,968
CHESTERFIELD $133,114 $127,276
CHICOPEE $59,511,925 $10,615,414
CHILMARK $0 $3,457
CLARKSBURG $1,773,600 $335,353
CLINTON $11,329,016 $2,170,074
COHASSET $2,304,762 $474,282
COLRAIN $5,145 $266,057
CONCORD $2,705,857 $1,069,450
CONWAY $610,004 $164,753
CUMMINGTON $73,684 $76,903
DALTON $272,926 $1,048,840
DANVERS $6,426,157 $2,625,585
DARTMOUTH $9,419,066 $2,323,858
DEDHAM $4,379,293 $3,014,593
DEERFIELD $1,067,968 $442,768
DENNIS $0 $502,049
DIGHTON $0 $712,814
DOUGLAS $8,567,140 $672,740
DOVER $702,567 $177,332
DRACUT $18,858,492 $3,229,915
DUDLEY $9,295 $1,647,083
DUNSTABLE $2,961 $226,737
DUXBURY $4,860,479 $817,139
EAST BRIDGEWATER $10,361,132 $1,379,875
EAST BROOKFIELD $186,016 $267,355
EAST LONGMEADOW $9,967,774 $1,334,367
EASTHAM $339,456 $137,341
EASTHAMPTON $7,776,017 $2,591,134
EASTON $9,624,016 $2,018,745
EDGARTOWN $601,368 $61,406
EGREMONT $0 $58,164
ERVING $438,270 $61,960
ESSEX $0 $225,704
EVERETT $64,001,903 $6,368,777
FAIRHAVEN $7,428,260 $2,078,765
FALL RIVER $105,744,811 $21,968,229
FALMOUTH $5,492,795 $1,278,041
FITCHBURG $45,700,337 $7,867,011
FLORIDA $539,192 $45,884
FOXBOROUGH $8,664,640 $1,373,110
FRAMINGHAM $37,729,858 $9,171,536
FRANKLIN $27,575,946 $2,277,858
FREETOWN $396,345 $875,363
GARDNER $19,085,780 $3,906,404
GEORGETOWN $5,332,268 $660,385
GILL $0 $224,229
GLOUCESTER $6,238,892 $3,681,780
GOSHEN $96,111 $73,749
GOSNOLD $16,414 $1,933
GRAFTON $10,650,490 $1,441,388
GRANBY $4,557,815 $813,957
GRANVILLE $0 $147,800
GREAT BARRINGTON $0 $699,614
GREENFIELD $12,035,012 $2,926,707
GROTON $0 $714,094
GROVELAND $42,110 $671,036
HADLEY $953,529 $418,387
HALIFAX $2,714,617 $836,822
HAMILTON $0 $619,359
HAMPDEN $0 $634,237
HANCOCK $200,990 $52,048
HANOVER $6,654,914 $1,952,822
HANSON $58,345 $1,180,504
HARDWICK $8,308 $429,165
HARVARD $1,842,181 $1,365,206
HARWICH $0 $397,085
HATFIELD $795,746 $287,642
HAVERHILL $46,462,498 $9,060,317
HAWLEY $35,202 $39,895
HEATH $0 $77,130
HINGHAM $6,603,785 $1,454,878
HINSDALE $104,683 $205,257
HOLBROOK $5,395,650 $1,360,202
HOLDEN $5,275 $1,762,511
HOLLAND $911,123 $186,066
HOLLISTON $7,219,350 $1,427,574
HOLYOKE $70,541,434 $9,362,400
HOPEDALE $5,941,845 $601,120
HOPKINTON $5,961,103 $724,166
HUBBARDSTON $0 $415,258
HUDSON $11,342,701 $1,838,276
HULL $3,734,246 $1,953,645
HUNTINGTON $257,686 $317,710
IPSWICH $3,079,600 $1,479,783
KINGSTON $4,216,165 $884,834
LAKEVILLE $73,946 $754,281
LANCASTER $7,443 $881,188
LANESBOROUGH $752,323 $317,995
LAWRENCE $177,628,396 $18,100,359
LEE $1,995,699 $574,111
LEICESTER $9,574,112 $1,600,620
LENOX $1,198,130 $491,368
LEOMINSTER $43,547,587 $5,276,009
LEVERETT $279,816 $164,548
LEXINGTON $9,968,536 $1,412,809
LEYDEN $0 $75,901
LINCOLN $857,038 $627,584
LITTLETON $3,809,413 $655,287
LONGMEADOW $4,434,186 $1,287,945
LOWELL $135,511,265 $23,219,704
LUDLOW $13,418,728 $2,816,151
LUNENBURG $5,834,483 $974,858
LYNN $147,362,682 $20,639,889
LYNNFIELD $4,089,401 $958,754
MALDEN $48,438,759 $11,565,609
MANCHESTER $0 $205,009
MANSFIELD $18,388,239 $2,056,291
MARBLEHEAD $5,464,064 $1,049,758
MARION $670,258 $208,006
MARLBOROUGH $22,916,101 $5,018,231
MARSHFIELD $14,068,193 $1,997,043
MASHPEE $4,402,061 $339,168
MATTAPOISETT $772,515 $373,627
MAYNARD $4,438,905 $1,448,274
MEDFIELD $5,925,859 $1,336,310
MEDFORD $11,454,441 $11,182,017
MEDWAY $10,175,519 $1,124,681
MELROSE $7,960,596 $4,727,716
MENDON $12,050 $376,724
MERRIMAC $39,015 $775,637
METHUEN $41,119,363 $5,012,292
MIDDLEBOROUGH $17,539,709 $2,272,828
MIDDLEFIELD $13,200 $49,007
MIDDLETON $1,568,751 $504,398
MILFORD $20,844,437 $2,815,721
MILLBURY $6,922,983 $1,632,419
MILLIS $4,657,397 $965,160
MILLVILLE $48,727 $375,500
MILTON $6,060,522 $2,962,084
MONROE $49,377 $16,950
MONSON $7,399,425 $1,203,373
MONTAGUE $0 $1,321,162
MONTEREY $0 $42,622
MONTGOMERY $21,042 $80,003
MOUNTWASHINGTON $32,776 $27,634
NAHANT $484,943 $348,316
NANTUCKET $2,980,944 $73,041
NATICK $8,816,665 $3,512,863
NEEDHAM $8,373,790 $1,609,289
NEWASHFORD $179,597 $18,725
NEW BEDFORD $125,128,363 $21,206,423
NEW BRAINTREE $5,704 $121,695
NEW MARLBOROUGH $0 $53,988
NEW SALEM $0 $95,647
NEWBURY $16,844 $477,422
NEWBURYPORT $3,720,117 $2,351,133
NEWTON $20,226,057 $5,417,478
NORFOLK $3,332,480 $884,051
NORTH ADAMS $13,595,418 $4,089,838
NORTH ANDOVER $7,921,497 $1,889,233
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH $20,055,686 $2,652,191
NORTH BROOKFIELD $4,203,088 $734,563
NORTH READING $6,802,307 $1,636,830
NORTHAMPTON $7,162,729 $4,051,832
NORTHBOROUGH $3,756,435 $1,028,287
NORTHBRIDGE $15,275,081 $1,945,911
NORTHFIELD $9,265 $333,067
NORTON $12,461,075 $1,915,999
NORWELL $3,417,653 $988,229
NORWOOD $5,751,026 $4,287,958
OAK BLUFFS $885,807 $67,044
OAKHAM $5,880 $176,866
ORANGE $5,189,379 $1,489,817
ORLEANS $285,191 $158,348
OTIS $0 $33,530
OXFORD $10,306,499 $1,895,585
PALMER $10,701,980 $1,848,777
PAXTON $0 $498,847
PEABODY $18,747,217 $6,654,496
PELHAM $224,081 $146,741
PEMBROKE $13,174,507 $1,549,634
PEPPERELL $0 $1,375,893
PERU $73,500 $105,281
PETERSHAM $425,758 $105,685
PHILLIPSTON $0 $170,047
PITTSFIELD $39,818,894 $7,959,318
PLAINFIELD $39,600 $46,249
PLAINVILLE $2,824,581 $699,374
PLYMOUTH $23,872,517 $3,612,244
PLYMPTON $708,270 $218,703
PRINCETON $0 $272,945
PROVINCETOWN $272,866 $127,513
QUINCY $26,257,161 $17,602,725
RANDOLPH $15,257,583 $4,791,706
RAYNHAM $0 $1,048,271
READING $10,232,699 $2,988,591
REHOBOTH $26,400 $960,957
REVERE $54,216,144 $9,482,988
RICHMOND $347,244 $99,736
ROCHESTER $1,762,322 $391,537
ROCKLAND $12,599,122 $2,437,024
ROCKPORT $1,397,406 $403,381
ROWE $131,165 $3,632
ROWLEY $25,266 $497,836
ROYALSTON $0 $165,733
RUSSELL $168,465 $227,680
RUTLAND $7,283 $852,780
SALEM $21,348,402 $6,359,292
SALISBURY $33,688 $582,476
SANDISFIELD $0 $31,945
SANDWICH $6,740,018 $1,039,044
SAUGUS $5,338,002 $3,382,080
SAVOY $506,879 $106,814
SCITUATE $5,185,901 $1,854,505
SEEKONK $4,979,515 $1,134,403
SHARON $6,950,527 $1,290,483
SHEFFIELD $13,886 $224,587
SHELBURNE $0 $241,081
SHERBORN $554,673 $199,683
SHIRLEY $0 $1,209,498
SHREWSBURY $19,195,638 $2,567,992
SHUTESBURY $613,366 $156,331
SOMERSET $5,262,728 $1,413,928
SOMERVILLE $19,717,388 $23,227,401
SOUTH HADLEY $7,772,779 $2,407,654
SOUTHAMPTON $2,480,926 $587,401
SOUTHBOROUGH $2,809,611 $403,206
SOUTHBRIDGE $19,688,050 $3,243,179
SOUTHWICK $0 $1,162,851
SPENCER $49,601 $2,085,095
SPRINGFIELD $309,186,094 $34,898,975
STERLING $0 $639,113
STOCKBRIDGE $0 $91,892
STONEHAM $3,838,859 $3,426,121
STOUGHTON $14,813,801 $2,952,070
STOW $2,191 $388,080
STURBRIDGE $3,500,341 $714,215
SUDBURY $4,534,395 $1,290,456
SUNDERLAND $845,663 $465,949
SUTTON $5,276,480 $719,625
SWAMPSCOTT $3,193,515 $1,193,267
SWANSEA $7,043,968 $1,731,447
TAUNTON $53,171,688 $7,753,667
TEMPLETON $0 $1,285,514
TEWKSBURY $12,818,290 $2,565,783
TISBURY $593,161 $90,395
TOLLAND $0 $17,039
TOPSFIELD $1,107,808 $565,442
TOWNSEND $0 $1,211,556
TRURO $282,481 $27,734
TYNGSBOROUGH $7,169,374 $890,900
TYRINGHAM $38,498 $11,705
UPTON $19,248 $490,809
UXBRIDGE $9,171,114 $1,268,460
WAKEFIELD $5,401,367 $3,105,666
WALES $806,275 $217,742
WALPOLE $7,638,831 $2,349,482
WALTHAM $9,711,597 $8,852,549
WARE $8,871,298 $1,591,557
WAREHAM $12,558,607 $1,823,940
WARREN $0 $834,053
WARWICK $0 $117,243
WASHINGTON $3,051 $87,072
WATERTOWN $4,399,531 $6,149,079
WAYLAND $3,710,313 $833,306
WEBSTER $11,055,488 $2,282,502
WELLESLEY $7,916,157 $1,194,220
WELLFLEET $179,724 $53,883
WENDELL $0 $160,661
WENHAM $0 $394,879
WEST BOYLSTON $2,909,285 $734,505
WEST BRIDGEWATER $3,031,677 $602,833
WEST BROOKFIELD $201,348 $449,011
WEST NEWBURY $13,005 $273,153
WEST SPRINGFIELD $22,613,567 $3,303,943
WEST STOCKBRIDGE $0 $89,634
WEST TISBURY $0 $171,232
WESTBOROUGH $5,113,078 $1,068,280
WESTFIELD $33,353,974 $5,803,420
WESTFORD $16,436,625 $1,959,139
WESTHAMPTON $457,770 $133,585
WESTMINSTER $0 $603,479
WESTON $3,045,154 $344,835
WESTPORT $4,341,772 $1,121,565
WESTWOOD $4,803,413 $672,554
WEYMOUTH $27,530,085 $8,038,331
WHATELY $252,340 $123,716
WHITMAN $78,029 $2,232,284
WILBRAHAM $0 $1,349,194
WILLIAMSBURG $519,245 $279,098
WILLIAMSTOWN $938,701 $880,149
WILMINGTON $10,978,730 $2,292,313
WINCHENDON $11,288,335 $1,550,908
WINCHESTER $7,680,548 $1,363,975
WINDSOR $39,600 $95,733
WINTHROP $6,346,975 $3,886,341
WOBURN $8,321,994 $5,519,009
WORCESTER $231,540,738 $38,309,951
WORTHINGTON $225,070 $115,796
WRENTHAM $3,656,773 $859,479
YARMOUTH $0 $1,163,938
DEVENS $308,558 $0
SOUTHFIELD $51,667 $0
Total Municipal $3,832,618,902 $979,797,001

     SECTION 4.  Chapter 3 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 70, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
     Section 70.  (a) There shall be a permanent commission on the future of the metropolitan beaches to consist of:  5 members of the senate, 1 of whom shall serve as co-chair and 1 of whom shall be the minority leader or a designee; 7 members of the house of representatives, 1 of whom shall serve as co-chair and 1 of whom shall be the minority leader or a designee; 1 member who shall be appointed by the governor or the secretary of energy and environmental affairs or a designee; and 1 member who shall be appointed by the commissioner of conservation and recreation or a designee.  The commission shall also include: (i) the following members from these metropolitan beach communities: a representative from the city of Lynn who shall be appointed by the mayor; a representative from town of Nahant who shall be appointed by the town manager; a representative from the city of Revere who shall be appointed by the mayor; a representative from the town of Winthrop who shall be appointed by the town manager; a representative from the city of Quincy who shall be appointed by the mayor; and a representative of the town of Hull who shall be appointed by the town manager; and 3 representatives from the city of Boston who shall be appointed by the mayor, 1 of whom shall be from the East Boston section of the city of Boston, 1 of whom shall be from the Dorchester section of the city of Boston and 1 of whom shall be from the South Boston section of the city of Boston; and (ii) 4 members who shall be appointed by the commission co-chairs to represent philanthropic, non-profit, business and academic communities in the greater Boston area.
     The commission shall conduct an annual review of the state of the metropolitan beaches which shall include a comprehensive study examining the existing maintenance, operational and infrastructure needs for those beaches including, but not limited to, any security and capital-intensive repairs necessary to ensure future recreational use of those beaches. The commission shall also examine best management practices and funding alternatives for each beach including, but not limited to, public-private partnerships, nonprofit entities and other financial means that shall ensure access, quality recreational activities, programming and improved water quality and beautification efforts at those beaches. The commission shall also analyze and make recommendations on alternatives and methods to improve access from metropolitan beaches to the Boston Harbor islands.
     (b)  For the purposes of this section, “metropolitan beaches” shall include, but not be limited to: (i) Nahant beach in the town of Nahant; (ii) Red Rock park, King’s beach and Lynn beach in the city of Lynn; (iii) Revere beach and Short beach in the city of Revere; (iv) Winthrop beach in the town of Winthrop; (v) Constitution beach, Carson beach, City Point beach, M Street beach, Pleasure Bay, Malibu beach, Savin Hill beach, and Tenean beach in the city of Boston; (vi) Wollaston beach and Squantum Point park in the city of Quincy, and (vii) Nantasket beach in the town of Hull.
     (c)  The commission shall hold annual hearings within close proximity to Boston Harbor beaches to solicit testimony from interested stakeholders including, but not limited to: (i) the executive office of energy and environmental affairs; (ii) the department of conservation and recreation; (iii) the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority; (iv) the Massachusetts Port Authority; (v) the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority; (vi) the Boston Harbor Association, Inc.; (vii) the Boston Harbor Island Alliance, Inc.; (viii) Save The Harbor, Save The Bay, Inc.; (ix) local municipalities; (x) non-profit organizations; (xi) friends' groups; and (xii) business and community leaders.
     (d)  The commission shall file an annual report containing its recommendations with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on the environment, natural resources and agriculture.
     SECTION 5.  Section 3 of chapter 6 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the figure “$26,025” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $31,025.
     SECTION 6.  Said section 3 of said chapter 6 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure “$31,025”, inserted by section 5, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $36,025.
     SECTION 7.  Said chapter 6 is hereby further amended by striking out section 217, added by section 12 of chapter 165 of the acts of 2014, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-  
     Section 218.  (a) There shall be a science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, advisory council. The council shall advise the governor and assist in informing the work of the secretary of education, the secretary of labor and workforce development and the secretary of housing and economic development on issues relating to STEM education and STEM careers.
     (b)  The council shall: (i) confer with participants and parties from the public and private sectors involved with STEM planning and programming; (ii) assess how to increase student interest in, and preparation for, careers in STEM; and (iii) advise on the creation, implementation of and updates to a statewide STEM plan that contains clear goals and objectives to guide future STEM efforts, including the creation of benchmarks for improvements.
     (c)  The council shall consist of at least 20 but not more than 30 members, not including members serving ex officio.  The members of the council shall be appointed by the governor for a term of 2 years and shall serve without compensation.  Council members shall be persons with demonstrated interest, experience and expertise in STEM education and shall include:  a senator in congress from the commonwealth; a representative in congress from the commonwealth; a member of the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative; a member of the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center; a member of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center; the president of the University of Massachusetts or a designee; a president of a state university or a designee; a president of a private university or a designee; a president of a public community college or a designee; a superintendent of a public school district or a designee; a superintendent of a vocational technical school or a designee; a chamber of commerce executive or a designee; a representative of a regional STEM network; an early education provider; a science or mathematics department chair from a public school district; an out-of-school time or informal educator with expertise in the STEM fields; a parent representative; a member of organized labor; a member of the Massachusetts cultural council; a member from the Massachusetts Business Roundtable; and a member from a not-for-profit organization.  The governor shall designate 2 members of the council to serve as co-chairs, 1 of whom shall be a member from the public sector and 1 of whom shall be a member from the private sector.
     The following members or their designees shall serve as members of the council, ex officio:  the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on education; the senate and house chairs of the joint committee on labor and workforce development; the secretary of education; the secretary of labor and workforce development; the secretary of housing and economic development; the commissioner of higher education; the commissioner of elementary and secondary education; and the commissioner of early education and care. 
     (d)  The council shall establish an executive committee which shall consist of 7 members who shall provide guidance on the recommendations of the council and plan future meetings and initiatives.  The co-chairs shall determine the membership of the executive committee and shall designate subcommittees to focus on particular challenges facing STEM education and the STEM fields.  The council and the executive committee shall meet at such times and places as determined by the co-chairs.  The council shall submit its findings and recommendations, together with drafts of legislation or regulations necessary to carry those recommendations into effect, by filing the same with the governor and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives at such periods as determined by the co-chairs.
     SECTION 8.  Chapter 6A of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 4A, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
     Section 4A.  In coordination with the office of the governor, each secretary shall, at the executive office and agency level: (i) develop measurable, outcome-based performance goals and a focused set of performance metrics to track progress and execution; (ii) measure performance on an ongoing basis against the goals and metrics; and (iii) establish strategies to improve government performance informed by the goals and metrics.  Each secretary shall, in coordination with the office of the governor, make the performance goals and the secretary’s progress in reaching those goals available online annually not later than March 1.  
     SECTION 9.  Said chapter 6A is hereby further amended by inserting after section 16X the following section:-
     Section 16Y.  (a) There shall be a commission within the executive office of health and human services for the purpose of studying and making recommendations relative to state policies and regulations on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, or LGBT, older adults to: (i) ensure equality of access, treatment, care and benefits; (ii) examine strategies to increase provider awareness of the needs of LGBT older adults and their caregivers and to improve the competence of and access to treatment, services and on-going care, including preventive care; (iii) assess the funding and programming needed to enhance services to the growing population of LGBT older adults; (iv) examine best practices for increasing access, reducing isolation, preventing abuse and exploitation, promoting independence and self-determination, strengthening caregiving, eliminating disparities and improving quality of life; (v) examine whether certain policies and practices, or the absence thereof, promote the premature admission of LGBT older adults to institutional care; (vi) recommend, as appropriate and necessary, lower cost and culturally appropriate home and community-based alternatives to institutional care; (vii) examine the feasibility of developing statewide training curricula to improve provider competency in the delivery of health, housing and long-term support services to older LGBT adults and their caregivers; and (viii) examine outreach protocols to reduce apprehension among LGBT elders and caregivers of utilizing mainstream providers.
     (b)  The commission shall consist of the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on elder affairs or their designees, who shall serve as co-chairs; the secretary of elder affairs or a designee; the director of housing and community development or a designee; the commissioner of public health or a designee; the director of the LGBT Aging Project or a designee; the president of Fenway Community Health Center, Inc. or a designee; the executive director of the Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders, Inc. or a designee; a representative of the National Association on HIV Over Fifty, Inc.; the executive director of MassEquality Org, the Campaign for Equality, Inc. or a designee; the executive director of the Mass Home Care or a designee; the director of the Massachusetts office of AARP or a designee; the executive director of the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging, Inc. or a designee; the director of the Massachusetts Senior Care Association or a designee; the director of the Home Care Aide Council or a designee; and 5 members appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be a member of the Massachusetts bar who practices elder law, 1 of whom shall be an expert in LGBT public policy or research and 3 LGBT elders, at least 1 of whom shall be transgender. The governor’s appointees shall ensure that the commission has at least 1 representative from each of the following areas: Cape Cod, western Massachusetts and central Massachusetts.
     (c)  The commission may hold regular public meetings, fact-finding hearings and other public forums as it considers necessary; and shall submit an annual report by December 31 to the governor, the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate, and the joint committee elder affairs. The report shall include, but not be limited to, the commission’s findings and any recommendations for regulatory or legislative action, with a timeline for implementation, cost estimates and finance mechanisms and any other efforts to address the needs of this population.
     SECTION 10.  Section 2 of chapter 6C of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition,  is hereby amended by striking out subsection (b)  and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
     (b)  The department shall be governed and its corporate powers shall be exercised by a board of directors.  The board shall consist of 11 members, including the secretary of transportation, who shall serve ex officio as chair.  The governor shall appoint 10 members: 1 of whom shall be a rider, as defined in section 1 of chapter 161A; 1 of whom shall have experience in the field of public or private finance; 1 of whom shall have experience in transportation planning and policy; 1 of whom shall have experience in civil engineering; 1 of whom shall have experience in the field of public or private finance or transportation planning and policy; 1 of whom shall have municipal government experience in 1 of the fourteen cities and towns, as defined in said section 1 of said chapter 161A; 1 of whom shall have municipal government experience in 1 of the 51 cities and towns, as defined in said section 1 of said chapter 161A; 1 of whom shall have municipal government experience in 1 of the other served communities, as defined in said section 1 of said chapter 161A; 1 of whom shall have municipal government experience in a city or town not part of the area constituting the authority, as defined in said section 1 of said chapter 161A; and 1 of whom shall be a representative of a labor organization selected from a list of 3 nominees provided by the Massachusetts State Labor Council, AFL-CIO.  Four of the members, other than the chair, shall serve for terms that are coterminous with the governor; provided, however, that at least 3 of the coterminous members shall have experience in transportation policy, public finance or civil engineering and at least 1 of the coterminous members shall be a rider.  The 6 remaining members appointed by the governor shall serve for terms of 4 years. 
     Not more than 6 of the directors, not including the chair, shall be members of the same political party.  The directors, with the exception of the chair, shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses reasonably incurred in the performance of their duties, including reimbursement for reasonable travel; provided, however, that reimbursement shall not exceed $3,000 annually per director.  A person appointed to fill a vacancy in the board of directors shall serve only for the unexpired term of the former member.  A director shall be eligible for reappointment.  A director may be removed by the governor for cause.  The board shall annually elect 1 of the directors to serve as vice-chair. 
     SECTION 11.  Subsection (e) of said section 2 of said chapter 6C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the second sentence the following 2 sentences:-  The secretary shall work in collaboration with a disabled rider advocate who advocates on behalf of individuals with disabilities to ensure that the interests of the community are fully understood and considered.  The secretary shall select a disabled rider advocate who is mobility impaired, has a family member who is mobility impaired, is a caretaker of a person who is mobility impaired or represents an organization that serves the needs of individuals with physical disabilities.
     SECTION 12.  Said section 2 of said chapter 6C, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 119 and 120, the words “and section 3” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- , section 3 and section 3 of chapter 161A.
     SECTION 13.  Section 9 of said chapter 6C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out subsections (a) to (d), inclusive, and inserting in place thereof the following 4 subsections:-
     (a)  There shall be within the department, but not subject to the control of the department, an internal special audit unit.  The inspector general shall appoint a director of the internal special audit unit, who shall serve as an assistant inspector general under the supervision of the inspector general, and who shall serve for a term of 6 years.  The inspector general may remove the director for cause, and shall fill any vacancy for the unexpired term.  The director shall devote full time and attention to the duties of the unit.
     (b)  The director may appoint and remove, subject to the approval of the inspector general, such persons as the director shall deem necessary to perform the functions of the internal special audit unit; provided, however, that section 9A of chapter 30 and chapter 31 shall not apply to any such employee holding any such appointment.  Employees of the internal special audit unit shall have experience with accounting, auditing, financial analysis, applicable law, business management and public administration and shall devote their full-time and efforts to the unit.  Employees shall be subject to the rules and regulations established for employees of the office of the inspector general pursuant to chapter 12A.  Every person so appointed to any position in the internal special audit unit shall have experience and skill in the field of such position.
     (c)  Pursuant to chapter 12A, the internal special audit unit shall monitor the quality, efficiency and integrity of the department's operating and capital programs, including those of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, and seek to prevent, detect and correct fraud, waste and abuse in the expenditure of public or private transportation funds.  In accordance with said chapter 12A, the department shall cooperate with the unit in carrying out the unit’s duties, including granting unrestricted and immediate access to persons, documents, databases, electronic data or other materials deemed necessary by the director to conduct an investigation, audit or review.
     (d)  The director may report and refer any instances of fraud, waste or abuse in the expense of transportation funds or the procurement of any supplies, services or construction by the department to the inspector general for investigation pursuant to chapter 12A and the results of such investigation may be referred to the attorney general for appropriate action.
     SECTION 14.  Subsection (b) of section 57A of said chapter 6C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following 2 sentences:-  For an at-fault accident claim, a minor accident shall be an accident for which the claim payment, exclusive of any deductible, exceeds $1,000 but is not more than $5,000 under: (i) property damage liability coverage; (ii) collision coverage; (iii) limited collision coverage; (iv) for accidents occurring on or after January 1, 2006, bodily injury liability coverage if there is neither a surchargeable property damage liability coverage claim nor a surchargeable collision coverage claim; or (v) as a result of an accident with a bodily injury liability coverage claim. For an at-fault accident claim, a major accident shall be an accident for which the claim payment, exclusive of any deductible, exceeds $5,000 under either (A): property damage liability coverage; (B) collision coverage; (C) limited collision coverage; (D) for accidents occurring on or after January 1, 2006, bodily injury liability coverage if there is neither a surchargeable property damage liability coverage claim nor a surchargeable collision coverage claim; or (E) as a result of an incident with a bodily injury liability coverage claim.
     SECTION 15.  Section 63 of said chapter 6C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the figure “70” and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 73.
     SECTION 16.  Said section 63 of said chapter 6C, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the word “proposals”, in line 41, the following words:- , with an opportunity for public comment,.
     SECTION 17.  Section 73 of said chapter 6C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 4 and 5, the words “pursuant to section 59”.
     SECTION 18.  Said section 73 of said chapter 6C, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 6 to 9, inclusive, the words “, none of whom shall be employees of the executive branch or members or employees of the legislature for a period of at least 2 years prior to his appointment.  The commission shall include” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- and shall consist of.
     SECTION 19.  The second paragraph of said section 73 of said chapter 6C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence.
     SECTION 20.  Said section 73 of said chapter 6C, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 58, the words “and (9)” and inserting in place thereof following words:- (9) issues of public concern; and (10).
     SECTION 21.  Said section 73 of said chapter 6C, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out the sixth, seventh and eighth paragraphs and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
     The report shall be delivered within 30 days of the commission’s approval of a request for proposal for design-build-finance-operate-maintain or design-build-operate-maintain services to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on transportation.
     SECTION 22.  Chapter 6D of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 2 the following section:-
     Section 2A.  The commission shall keep confidential all nonpublic clinical, financial, strategic or operational documents or information provided or reported to the commission in connection with any care delivery or quality improvement process or performance improvement plan activities authorized under section 7, 10, 14 or 15 of this chapter or under section 2GGGG of chapter 29 and shall not disclose the information or documents to any person without the consent of the payer or provider providing or reporting the information or documents under said section 7, 10, 14 or 15 of this chapter or under said section 2GGGG of said chapter 29, except in summary form in evaluative reports of such activities or when the commission believes that such disclosure should be made in the public interest after taking into account any privacy, trade secret or anticompetitive considerations. The confidential information and documents shall not be public records and shall be exempt from disclosure under clause Twenty sixth of section 7 of chapter 4 or section 10 of chapter 66.
     SECTION 23.  Section 4A of chapter 7 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-
     The executive office for administration and finance shall include a division of capital asset management and maintenance, which shall be headed by a commissioner as provided in section 2 of chapter 7C, the Massachusetts office of information technology, which shall be headed by a chief information officer as provided in chapter 7D, and a department of revenue as provided in chapter 14. The executive office for administration and finance shall include the human resources division and the operational services division.  The divisions, the offices and the department shall develop policies and standards to govern the conduct of the secretariats, departments, agencies, boards and commissions of the commonwealth in each of these areas and shall provide expertise and centralized processing to those secretariats, departments, agencies, boards and commissions and any other entities of state government.
     SECTION 24.  Said section 4A of said chapter 7, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out subsection (e) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
     (e)  The executive office for administration and finance shall promote and improve accountability and transparency throughout the executive department by operating a searchable website as required by section 14C, monitoring and reviewing federal grant applications made on behalf of the commonwealth, coordinating efforts to maximize federal revenue opportunities and providing oversight of compliance with federal reporting requirements.  In promoting accountability and transparency, the office may also: (i) establish and maintain a central intake unit for reports of fraud, waste and abuse; (ii) establish and maintain an economic forecasting and analysis unit to coordinate all spending and revenue forecasting by state agencies and coordinate with the caseload and economic forecasting office established in section 4R; (iii) reduce and simplify paperwork of state agencies and departments through the adoption of uniform forms or corresponding short federal forms; (iv) implement and streamline electronic paperwork options to better facilitate public interaction with state agencies; and (v) collaborate with state agencies, authorities and other entities to carry out this subsection.
     SECTION 25.  Section 4F1/2 of said chapter 7, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- The secretary of administration and finance shall expend funds in the trust without further appropriation to support activities related to the promotion of accountability and transparency as set forth in subsection (e) of section 4A, and to support any performance management programs that the office of the governor may develop.
     SECTION 26.  Subsection (a) of section 4R of said chapter 7, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-  There shall be a caseload and economic forecasting office within the executive office for administration and finance. 
     SECTION 27.  Said section 4R of said chapter 7, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in lines 14 and 15, the words “assistant secretary for commonwealth performance, accountability and transparency” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- secretary.
     SECTION 28.  Chapter 7C of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
     Section 73.  (a) There shall be a Massachusetts percent for art program, or MPAP, to be administered by the public art commission established in subsection (c).  The MPAP shall provide for the creation and preservation of existing public art in the city of Boston and municipalities designated as gateway municipalities under section 3A of chapter 23A.  Under this program, if construction or substantial renovation of state-owned buildings and properties is undertaken, a minimum of 0.5 per cent of the cost of that construction or substantial renovation, not to exceed $250,000, shall be dedicated to the preservation of existing public art and the creation of new public art.
     (b)  The secretary of administration and finance may temporarily suspend the MPAP spending requirement set forth in subsection (a) in any year in which the consensus tax revenue forecast, determined under section 5B of chapter 29, is less than the prior year.
     (c)  There shall be a public art commission which shall administer the MPAP by: (i) making curatorial decisions on a project-by-project basis in coordination with members of the commonwealth’s artist community who demonstrate distinguished service to the arts; (ii) consulting with pertinent local art and cultural commissions; (iii) promoting and encouraging public art; and (iv) coordinating with the executive department to ensure compliance with and participation in the MPAP.  The commission may also research other funding mechanisms that may increase the total pool of funds for public art and suggest the development of programming for education and promotion regarding public art.  All state agencies within the executive department shall cooperate with and provide assistance to the commission as necessary.
     (d)  The commission shall consist of the following 14 members: the secretary of administration and finance or a designee; the secretary of housing and economic development or a designee; the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance or a designee; the secretary of energy and environmental affairs or a designee; the chair of the Massachusetts cultural council or a designee; a representative recommended by the mayor of the city of Boston; and 8 persons to be appointed by the governor, 2 of whom shall be representatives from municipalities designated as gateway municipalities under section 3A of chapter 23A who shall be selected from individuals recommended by the chief executive officer of any such municipality, 2 of whom shall be project designers with experience in the creation and installation of public art, 2 of whom shall be artists or representatives from nonprofit or community organizations associated with the arts and 2 of whom the governor otherwise deems appropriate but who do not possess the foregoing qualifications.  The commission shall annually elect 1 of its members to serve as chair.  Commission members shall serve without compensation or reimbursement for expenses.
     (e)  The commission shall meet at such times and places as directed by the chair.
     (f)  The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance shall appoint an MPAP coordinator who shall report to the commissioner.  In coordination with the commission and any other agencies as the commissioner may deem appropriate, the coordinator shall, without limitation: (i) recommend the guidelines and parameters for the MPAP; (ii) research other successful funding mechanisms that increase the total pool of funds for public art; and (iii) oversee the creation of a central entity to host a variety of shared resources relating to the implementation, installation, maintenance and preservation of public art.
     (g)  Annually, not later than September 1, the commission shall provide a report to the governor, the secretary of administration and finance and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives describing the actions of the MPAP and the commission and any other information the commission deems pertinent.
     SECTION 29.  Chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 30A the following section:-
     Section 30B.  Upon receiving notice from the commissioner of revenue that a retailer, as defined in section 1 of chapter 64C, or a cigar retailer, as defined in section 7B of said chapter 64C, has had a cigar or tobacco license suspended or revoked for a knowing violation of paragraph (1) of subsection (l) of said section 7B of said chapter 64C, or section 34 or 35 of said chapter 64C, the director of the state lottery shall suspend any license to sell lottery tickets or shares issued to that retailer or cigar retailer pursuant to sections 26 and 27, for up to 60 days.  
     SECTION 30.  Section 35EE of said chapter 10 is hereby repealed.
     SECTION 31.  Said chapter 10 is hereby further amended by striking out section 35QQ, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-
     Section 35QQ.  (a) There shall be an Economic Empowerment Trust Fund to encourage and facilitate economic empowerment throughout the commonwealth.  Funds may be expended to encourage and facilitate economic empowerment programs, including but not limited to programs: (i) establishing financial literacy programs; (ii) creating college savings accounts, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority; (iii) establishing college and career readiness programs, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math; and (iv) supporting and promoting wage equality.  The state treasurer shall administer the fund in consultation with the board of trustees established under subsection (b).  The fund may accept private contributions, publicly or privately-funded grants and funds appropriated by the state or federal government.  No expenditure from the fund shall cause the fund to be in deficiency at the close of the fiscal year.  Monies deposited in the fund that are unexpended at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in the subsequent fiscal year.  The fund shall be an expendable trust fund and shall not be subject to appropriation or allotment.
     (b)  There shall be a board of trustees of the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund to consist of 20 members.  There shall be 6 nonvoting members, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the president of the senate, 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate, 2 of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives and 1 of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives.  There shall be 14 voting members: the state treasurer or a designee, who shall serve as chair; the attorney general or a designee; the undersecretary of consumer affairs and business regulation or a designee; the commissioner of elementary and secondary education or a designee; the secretary of education or a designee; the secretary of housing and economic development or a designee; and 8 persons to be appointed by the state treasurer, 1 of whom shall have experience in education, 1 of whom shall have experience in financial services, 1 of whom shall have experience in biotechnology, 1 of whom shall have experience in health care, 1 of whom shall have experience in computers or mathematics, 1 of whom shall have experience in life, physical or social sciences, 1 of whom shall have experience in fundraising and 1 of whom shall have experience in architecture or engineering.  All nonelected members shall serve for terms of 3 years, and may be reappointed.  The state treasurer may expend funds, subject to the approval of the board of trustees, to cover the expenses of administering the fund which may include the hiring of professional staff or an annual independent audit of the financial activities of the fund.  The state treasurer may also enter into contracts with private corporations to manage and implement the programmatic fiduciary or administrative goals of the fund, subject to the approval of the board of trustees.  The state treasurer may, subject to the approval of the board of trustees, and to the extent necessary, create a 501(c)(3) corporation to fulfill the purposes of the fund.  The board of trustees may support and facilitate the establishment of college savings accounts, which shall meet the requirements of a qualified tuition program under 26 U.S.C. Section 529, in cooperation with the Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority, for students throughout the commonwealth.  The board of trustees shall develop by-laws and may develop regulations for the implementation of the fund, including guidelines for the establishment of college savings accounts.  The state treasurer shall annually report to the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on financial services, the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means on all programmatic and financial activities and balances of the fund not later than the last Wednesday in December.
     (c)  Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state treasurer and the members of the board of trustees or their designees shall maximize the balance of the fund by soliciting private donations, gifts, grants and bequests for the fund, including through direct and indirect fundraising.
     SECTION 32.  Said chapter 10 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 35AAA the following 2 sections:-
     Section 35BBB.  (a) There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a Douglas State Forest Maintenance Trust Fund to be used, without further appropriation, for the long-term preservation, maintenance, nourishment and public safety of the Douglas State Forest in the town of Douglas. Any balance in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund, but shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to become deficient at any point during a fiscal year.
     (b)  The department of conservation and recreation shall impose a surcharge of $1 upon each fee charged and collected for admission to and parking in the Douglas State Forest. The additional monies collected from the surcharge shall be deposited into the Douglas State Forest Maintenance Trust Fund. Expenditures by the fund for public safety may be made available to the police, fire, ambulance and emergency personnel of the town of Douglas. On or before November 30 of each year, the department of conservation and recreation shall meet with the board of selectmen of the town of Douglas to discuss the maintenance and safety plan for the forest for the next calendar year as well as the balance and expenditures from the Douglas State Forest Maintenance Trust Fund.
     (c)  An annual report, which shall include projects undertaken, expenditures made and income received by the fund, shall be submitted to the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate and to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 31 of each year.
     Section 35CCC.  There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a Flood Control Compact Fund, which shall be administered by the department of conservation and recreation. The fund shall be credited with: (i) all sums received by the commonwealth on account of compacts authorized by the general court, including sums received from other states; (ii) any appropriations, bond proceeds or other monies authorized or transferred by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund; (iii) all other amounts credited or transferred to the fund from any other fund or source; and (iv) interest or investment earnings on any such monies. Amounts credited to the fund may be expended, without further appropriation, by the department for costs arising under any compact authorized by the general court, including, but not limited, to reimbursing cities and towns in the commonwealth or other states and their political subdivisions for costs.  The unexpended balance in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund, but shall remain available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years. No expenditure made from the fund shall cause the fund to become deficient at any point.
     SECTION 33.  Chapter 12C of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 2 the following section:-
     Section 2A.  (a) There shall be a health information and analysis oversight council which shall oversee the center; provided, however, that the council shall not oversee the Betsy Lehman center for patient safety and medical error reduction established in section 15.  The council shall consist of: the secretary of health and human services; the secretary of administration and finance; the commissioner of insurance; the executive director of the health policy commission; 2 members who shall be appointed by the attorney general, 1 of whom shall have experience in cybersecurity; 2 members who shall be appointed by the state auditor, 1 of whom  shall be a health care economist; and 3 members who shall be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall have experience in health care delivery or health care management, 1 of whom shall have experience with the use of big data, open data and analytics and 1 of whom shall have experience in finance and budgeting. Appointments shall be made without regard to political affiliation.  Members of the council shall serve for terms of 5 years.  In the case of a vacancy, a successor shall be appointed for the remainder of the unexpired term in the same manner as the original appointment.  Members of the council shall be eligible for reappointment.  Members of the council shall not be employed by, a consultant to, a member of the board of directors of, affiliated with, have a financial stake in or otherwise be a representative of: (i) an acute hospital; (ii) an ambulatory surgical center; or (iii) a surcharge payor.  The council shall annually elect 1 of its members to serve as chair and 1 to serve as vice-chair.  Members of the council shall be residents of the commonwealth.
     (b)  The council shall meet on a quarterly basis.  Meetings of the council shall be subject to sections 18 to 25, inclusive, of chapter 30A.  Six members of the council shall constitute a quorum and the council may take any action based on the affirmative vote of 6 members.  No vacancy in the membership of the council shall impair the right of a quorum to exercise all the rights and duties of the commission.  Members shall serve without pay, but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses necessarily incurred in the performance of their duties. 
     (c)  The council shall:
     (1)  prepare an annual operating budget for the center following at least 1 public hearing;
     (2)  review and manage the administrative expenses of the center;
     (3)  implement procedures for communications with the executive director;
     (4)  develop annual research and analysis priorities for the center; provided, however, that the council shall not require approval of the center’s actions under section 16 of this chapter, section 38C of chapter 3 or section 17 of chapter 176A; 
     (5)  develop guidelines for uniform reporting and data preparation pursuant to sections 8 to 10, inclusive; and
     (6)  develop guidelines for the collection, storage and maintenance of the payer and provider claims database established pursuant to section 12.
     (d)  Chapter 268A shall apply to all council members except that the center may purchase from, sell to, borrow from, contract with or otherwise deal with any organization in which any council member is in anyway interested or involved; provided, however, that such interest or involvement shall be disclosed in advance to the council and recorded in the minutes of the proceedings of the council; and provided further, that no member shall be deemed to have violated section 4 of said chapter 268A because of the member’s receipt of that member’s usual and regular compensation from the member’s employer during the time in which the member participates in the activities of the council.
     SECTION 34.  Section 6 of chapter 14 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
     10.  Shall maintain on the department’s website an easily searchable and regularly updated list of all taxpayers licensed under section 67 of chapter 62C as a: manufacturer, wholesaler, vending machine operator, unclassified acquirer, transportation company, retailer as defined in section 1 of chapter 64C, or cigar distributor or cigar retailer as defined in section 7B of said chapter 64C.
     SECTION 35.  Section 1 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following sentence:- The board of higher education shall provide orientation, professional development and support for the boards of trustees in areas including, but not limited to, system-level initiatives, trustee accountability, recruitment and board responsibilities.
     SECTION 36.  Section 9 of said chapter 15A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 75 to 79, inclusive, the words “In the case of the university, the council shall review the recommendations of the board of trustees relative to tuition rates at said university and its campuses.  Said tuition rates shall be subject to the approval of the council” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-  Tuition rates shall be subject to the approval of the council; provided, however, that tuition rates at the University of Massachusetts shall be subject to section 1B of chapter 75 and shall not require the approval of the council.
     SECTION 37.  Said section 9 of said chapter 15A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 84, the words “public institution of higher education” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- state university and community college.
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     SECTION 38.  The second paragraph of section 5 of chapter 18 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- A representative of a one stop career center shall be placed within each regional office to provide support to individuals seeking employment, job training, education or other transitional assistance.
     SECTION 39.  Chapter 18B of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-
     Section 26.  As part of the department’s licensing and background record check process, the department shall conduct fingerprint-based checks of the state and national criminal history databases, as authorized by 42 U.S.C. Section 16962, for all applicants to be adoptive or foster parents and their household members age 15 or older. Authorized department staff may receive criminal offender record information and the results of state and national criminal history databases checks, pursuant to said 42 U.S.C. Section 16962. The department shall handle the information obtained under this section pursuant to sections 167 to 178, inclusive, of chapter 6.
     As part of the department’s approval process, the department, prior to issuing any approval, shall<div><strong>Governor disapproved of the following item, for message see <a href="/Bills/189/House/H3675">House, No. 3675</a></strong></div>: (i) obtain from the sex offender registry board all available sex offender registry information associated with the address of the center, home or facility; and (ii) conduct fingerprint-based checks of the state and national criminal history databases, pursuant to Public Law 92-544, that are required under this section. The fingerprint-based checks of the state and national criminal history databases shall be conducted, pursuant to said Public Law 92-544, to determine the suitability of all applicants for employment, interns and volunteers who have the potential for unsupervised contact with children in any department-approved program. The fingerprint-based checks shall also be required to determine the suitability of any individual who provides transportation services on behalf of any department-approved program. Authorized department staff may receive all criminal offender record information and the results of checks of state and national criminal history information databases pursuant to said Public Law 92-544. When the department obtains the results of checks of state and national criminal information databases, it shall treat the information according to sections 167 to 178, inclusive, of chapter 6 and the regulations thereunder regarding criminal offender record information.
     SECTION 40.  Section 13H of chapter 23A, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 24, the words “County Convention and Visitors Bureau” and inserting in place thereof the following words:-  Regional Tourism and Visitors Corporation.
     SECTION 41.  Section 14 of said chapter 23A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 12 and 13, the words “County Convention and Visitors Bureau” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Regional Tourism and Visitors Corporation.
     SECTION 42.  Said chapter 23A is hereby further amended by adding the following section:-
     Section 66.  (a) There shall be a rural policy advisory commission within, but not subject to the supervision or control of, the executive office of housing and economic development. The mission of the commission shall be to enhance the economic vitality of rural communities, defined as municipalities with population densities of less than 500 persons per square mile, and to advance the health and well-being of rural residents.
     (b)  The commission shall consist of the following 15 members: the speaker of the house of representatives, ex officio, or a designee; the president of the senate, ex officio, or a designee; the secretary of housing and economic development, ex officio, or a designee; 12 persons to be appointed by the governor, 1 of whom shall be from the Berkshire regional planning commission, 1 of whom shall be from the Cape Cod commission, 1 of whom shall be from the central Massachusetts regional planning district commission, 1 of whom shall be from the Franklin Regional Council of Governments, 1 of whom shall be from the Martha’s Vineyard commission, 1 of whom shall be from the Montachusett regional planning commission, 1 of whom shall be from the Nantucket Planning and Economic Development Commission and 1 of whom shall be from the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission. Commission members shall be persons with demonstrated interests and experience in advancing the interests of rural residents.
     (c)  Members of the commission may serve a maximum of 3 consecutive 3-year terms. Vacancies in the membership of the commission shall be filled for the balance of the unexpired term. The commission shall elect from among its members a chair, a vice chair, a treasurer and any other officers it considers necessary. The members of the commission shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for any usual and customary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. Members shall be considered special state employees for the purposes of chapter 268A.
     (d)  The commission shall serve as a research body for issues critical to the welfare and vitality of rural communities and shall: (i) study, review and report on the status of rural communities and residents in the commonwealth; (ii) advise the general court and the executive branch of the impact of existing and proposed state laws, policies and regulations on rural communities; (iii) advance legislative and policy solutions that address rural needs; (iv) advocate to ensure that rural communities receive a fair share of state investment; (v) promote collaboration among rural communities to improve efficiency in delivery of services; and (vi) develop and support new leadership in rural communities. The executive office shall provide the commission with adequate office space and any research, analysis or other staff support that the commission reasonably requires.
     (e)  The commission shall meet on a quarterly basis at the discretion of the chair. Meeting locations shall rotate between Boston, Cape Cod and the Islands, central Massachusetts and western Massachusetts. Meetings shall be open to the public pursuant to sections 18 to 25, inclusive, of chapter 30A.
     (f)  The commission may accept and solicit funds, including any gifts, donations, grants or bequests or any federal funds for any of the purposes of this section. The funds shall be deposited in a separate account with the state treasurer, shall be received by the state treasurer on behalf of the commonwealth and shall be expended by the commission under the law.
     (g)  The commission shall annually, not later than June 2, report the results of its findings and activities of the preceding year and its recommendations to the governor and to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives who shall forward the same to the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies.
     SECTION 43.  Section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
     The department shall ensure that a hotel or motel under contract to provide emergency housing assistance to individuals receiving benefits under this section shall provide access to all common and recreational areas otherwise accessible to hotel or motel guests under the same terms and conditions as those generally available to hotel or motel guests.
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     SECTION 44.  Subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 23H of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
     A representative of the department of transitional assistance shall be placed within each one stop career center to provide support to individuals seeking employment, job training, education or other transitional assistance.

     SECTION 45.  Section 2MMM of chapter 29, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 15, the figure “217” and inserting in place thereof  the following figure:- 218.
     SECTION 46.  The second paragraph of section 2OOO of said chapter 29, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the fifth sentence the following sentence:- To accommodate timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenue and related expenditures, the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the most recent estimate of revenues as certified by the secretary of administration and finance to be deposited under this section.
     SECTION 47.  Section 2QQQ of said chapter 29, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 4, the words “supplemental Medicaid” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- Medicaid supplemental and incentive.
     SECTION 48.  Said chapter 29 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 2QQQQ the following section:-
     Section 2RRRR.  (a) There shall be a Municipal Naloxone Bulk Purchase Trust Fund to be administered and expended by the commissioner of public health or a designee for the municipal naloxone bulk purchase program.  Municipalities may join the program to purchase naloxone for municipal first responder agencies.  The state office of pharmacy services shall assist with the purchasing and distribution of naloxone on behalf of the program.  The department of public health shall provide technical assistance to participating municipalities to ensure that municipalities complete all training and registration requirements.
     (b)  The fund shall consist of: (i) payments made by participating municipalities for the purchase of naloxone; (ii) revenue from appropriations or other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund; and (iii) funds from public or private sources, including, but not limited to, gifts, grants, donations, rebates and settlements received by the commonwealth that are specifically designated to be credited to the fund.  Funds received under clauses (ii) or (iii) shall be apportioned in a manner determined by the department and shall be applied to provide price reductions for municipalities purchasing naloxone through the program.  Amounts credited to the fund shall not be subject to further appropriation and monies remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund.  The commissioner shall report annually not later than October 1 to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the fund’s activity.  The report shall include, but not be limited to, revenue received by the fund, revenue and expenditure projections for the forthcoming fiscal year and details of all expenditures from the fund, the municipalities participating in the program, the amount of naloxone purchased by each municipality and the discount procured through bulk purchasing.
     SECTION 49.  The first paragraph of section 49 of chapter 30 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-   A manager or an employee of the commonwealth objecting to any provision of the classification affecting the manager or employee’s office or position may appeal in writing to the personnel administrator.
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     SECTION 50.  Section 6D of chapter 30A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
     Each executive office shall publish on its website a list of statutes passed in the previous 24 months for which regulations are required and for which regulations have not been adopted, identifying the session law in which the statutory authority was passed and containing a brief statement as to the agency’s plan to adopt the regulations.  Semi-annually, the plan shall be updated on the website and filed with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate and the chairs of the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight.

     SECTION 51.  Paragraph (3) of section 14 of said chapter 30A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- Notwithstanding the foregoing, if the sex offender registry board or the court issues a stay of a final classification in a sex offender registry board proceeding or court appeal held pursuant to section 178M of chapter 6, then such hearing shall be expedited and such stay shall be for not more than 60 days.
     SECTION 52.  Section 20 of said chapter 30A, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (e) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
     (e)  A local commission on disability may by majority vote of the commissioners at a regular meeting authorize remote participation applicable to a specific meeting or generally to all of the commission’s meetings.  If a local commission on disability is authorized to utilize remote participation, a physical quorum of that commission’s members shall not be required to be present at the meeting location; provided, however, that the chair or, in the chair’s absence, the person authorized to chair the meeting, shall be physically present at the meeting location.  The commission shall comply with all other requirements of law.
     SECTION 53.  Section 22C of chapter 32 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out, in line 64, the figure “$2,169,000,000”, as so appearing, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $2,217,749,000.
     SECTION 54.  Section 23B of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 246 and 249, the figure “5” and inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- 7.
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     SECTION 55.  Paragraph (6) of subsection (k) of said section 23B of said chapter 32, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following subparagraph:-
     (iii)  A retirement board is permitted to invest in private equity and real estate follow-on or successor funds provided that:
     (A)  the retirement system invested in the previous fund;
     (B)  the fund advisor or manager has no material change in personnel;
     (C)  the strategy is unchanged; and
     (D)  not more than 10 years have elapsed since the retirement board conducted their original due diligence.

     SECTION 56.  Section 19 of chapter 32B of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 192 to 195, inclusive, the words “at either 3 or 6-year intervals from the date of transfer of subscribers to the commission, as determined by the written agreement which shall specify the withdrawal interval and withdrawal procedures.” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- after an initial 3-year period from the date of transfer of subscribers to the commission, at whole-year intervals determined by the written agreement which shall specify the withdrawal interval and withdrawal procedures; provided, however, that such whole-year intervals shall not be less than 2 years in length.
     SECTION 57.  Said section 19 of said chapter 32B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 206, the word “October” and inserting in place thereof the following word:-  December.
     SECTION 58. The first paragraph of subsection (f) of said section 19 of said chapter 32B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following 3 sentences:-  Upon a written request by the mayor, town manager or the public employee committee of a political subdivision, the commission shall provide the political subdivision with its claims history from the previous year, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: (i) subscriber count; (ii) covered lives count; (iii) total paid medical claims; and  (iv) total paid prescription drug claims. The commission may charge a fee for providing the data in an amount determined by the executive director, which shall not be greater than $1,000. The commission shall provide a detailed data response to such request within 60 days.
     SECTION 59.  Section 23 of said chapter 32B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 40 and 41, the words “at 3 year intervals from the date of transfer of subscribers to the commission” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- after an initial 3-year period from the date of transfer of subscribers to the commission, at whole-year intervals; provided, however, that such whole-year intervals shall not be less than 2 years in length as determined by the written agreement established in subsection (c) of section 21.
     SECTION 60.  Said section 23 of said chapter 32B, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 43, the word “October” and inserting in place thereof the following word:- December.
     SECTION 61.  Subsection (b) of said section 23 of said chapter 32B, as so appearing, is hereby amended by  adding the following 3 sentences:-  Upon a written request by the mayor, town manager or the public employee committee of a political subdivision, the commission shall provide the political subdivision with its claims history from the previous year, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following information: (i) subscriber count; (ii) covered lives count; (iii) total paid medical claims; and  (iv) total paid prescription drug claims. The commission may charge a fee for providing the data in an amount determined by the executive director, which shall not be greater than $1,000. The commission shall provide a detailed data response to such request within 60 days.
     SECTION 62.  Section 49 of chapter 40 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 2, the word “print” and inserting in place thereof the following words:- make available.
     SECTION 63.  Chapter 40J of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 6H the following section:-
     Section 6I.  (a) The Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation established in section 3 and doing business as the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative shall, subject to appropriation, establish and promote computer science education in public schools. The collaborative shall serve as the state agent in support of the objectives of the Massachusetts Computing Attainment Network, or MassCAN; provided, however, that the primary goal of MassCAN shall be to strengthen the growth and vitality of the commonwealth’s technology industry and the technology dependent business sectors by implementing a broad-based education and workforce strategy with the objective of increasing the number of students prepared to pursue computing technology careers. In furtherance of this goal, MassCAN shall seek to promote an environment in which all students in kindergarten to grade 12, inclusive, have access to computer science courses.  MassCAN may, subject to the availability of funds: (i) promote the development and implementation of educational programs, courses and modules for students in kindergarten to grade 12, inclusive, and teachers; (ii) collaborate with the department of elementary and secondary education in developing new voluntary computer science standards for kindergarten to grade 12, inclusive; (iii) collaborate with the department of higher education to create computer science professional development hubs at universities in each of the regional science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, networks established by the department; (iv) develop a school district-based program to assist teachers and administrators with the implementation of new computer science courses; (v) develop and maintain a website to share computer science resources and broadly communicate best practices and successes; (vi) connect computer science students with industry professionals to enhance students’ understanding of the relevance of their educational experience to the workplace and STEM career opportunities; (vii) identify the particular needs of school districts with disproportionately high numbers of underrepresented minorities; and (viii) leverage at least $1 in matching funds from non-state sources of funding for every $1 expended within the commonwealth.  MassCAN shall take into consideration the recommendations of the STEM advisory council established in section 218 of chapter 6 when developing and implementing educational programs. 
     (b)  There shall be a MassCAN advisory board to consist of 9 members to be appointed by the governor, including: 1 person recommended by the Massachusetts Competitive Partnership, Inc.; 1 person recommended by the Massachusetts Business Roundtable; 1 person recommended by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council, Inc.; 1 person recommended by a federally-funded research corporation; 1 person recommended by the chair of the computer science department of a public university; 1 person recommended by the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents,  Inc.; 1 person recommended by the Greater Boston chapter of the Computer Science Teachers Association; 1 person recommended by the METCO program; and 1 person recommended by the Massachusetts chapter of the Society of Women Engineers. 
     (c)  The collaborative shall file an annual report on or before September 30 with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate who shall forward the same to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on economic development and emerging technologies.  The report shall detail a 3-year strategic plan, annual goals and progress in achieving those goals. The report shall be published on the website of the collaborative.
     SECTION 64.  Section 13 of chapter 46 of the General Laws as appearing in the 2014 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out subsection (e) and inserting in place thereof the following subsection:-
     (e)(1)  If a person has completed medical intervention for the purpose of permanent sex reassignment, the birth record of that person shall be amended to permanently and accurately reflect the reassigned sex if the following documents have been received by the state registrar or town clerk:
     (i)  an affidavit executed by the person to whom the record relates or by the parent or guardian if such person is a minor indicating the individual’s sex; and
     (ii)  a physician’s notarized statement that the person has completed medical intervention, appropriate for that individual, for the purpose of permanent sex reassignment and is not of the sex recorded on the record.
     (2)  The affiant shall furnish a certified copy of the legal change of name if the affiant is seeking a birth record with the legal change of name instead of the name as appearing on the birth record prior to the amendment.
     SECTION 65.  Section 28 of chapter 53 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the first sentence the following 2 sentences:- If a religious holiday falls on or immediately before the second Tuesday in September in an even-numbered year, the state primary shall be held on a date set by the state secretary within 7 days of the second Tuesday in September.  The state secretary shall publish the date change of the state primary not later than February 1 of that year by: (i) providing notice of the change to the state parties; (ii) filing notice with the state publications and regulations division; (iii) posting the information on the website of the state secretary; and (iv) any other means necessary to ensure proper notification.
     SECTION 66.  Section 103P of chapter 54 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
     Notwithstanding any provision of this section to the contrary, if the day fixed by a city or town for holding a preliminary or primary election falls on a religious holiday and impairs the rights of voters as determined by the state secretary, the city or town shall change the date of the election so as to protect the rights of voters.
     SECTION 67.  (a) Section 6 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 302  and  307, the figure “15” and  inserting in place thereof, in each instance, the following figure:- 23.
     (b)  Section 95 of chapter 173 of the acts of 2008 is hereby repealed.
     (c)  Subsection (a) of this section shall not take effect prior to the effective date of subsection (b) of this section. If subsection (b) fails to take effect, subsection (a) shall not take effect.
     (d)  Subsection (a) of this section shall take effect on January 1, 2016 contingent on the effect of subsection (b) of this section and shall apply to tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2016.
     (e)  Subsection (b) of this section shall take effect on December 31, 2015.
     SECTION 68.  Subsection (b) of section 21 of chapter 62C of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following clause:-
     (28)  the disclosure of information to members of the multi-agency illegal tobacco task force established in section 40 of chapter 64C or to federal law enforcement for the purpose of  investigating or prosecuting criminal offenses relative to contraband tobacco distribution or conducting other enforcement actions relative to contraband tobacco distribution.
     SECTION 69.  Section 68 of said chapter 62C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by adding the following paragraph:-
     The commissioner shall provide notice to the director of the state lottery of a retailer, as defined in section 1 of chapter 64C, or a cigar retailer, as defined in subsection (a) of section 7B of said chapter 64C, whose license, issued under section 67, has been suspended or revoked by the department for a willful violation of paragraph (1) of subsection (l) of said section 7B of said chapter 64C or sections 34 or 35 of said chapter 64C and who is a licensee authorized to sell lottery tickets under sections 26 and 27 of chapter 10.
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