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Final Budget

Chapter 68

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2012 FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR INTEREST, SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND REQUIREMENTS AND FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is immediately to make appropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2011, and to make certain changes in law, 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 operations of the several departments, boards, commissions and institutions of the commonwealth and other services of the commonwealth, 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 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, 2012. 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 of the commonwealth, 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, 2012 are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for said fiscal year as set forth and authorized in sections 2, 2B and 2E. The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts from each such source by each such fund to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with the projected receipts set forth herein and to include a full statement comparing such actual and projected receipts in the annual report for said fiscal year pursuant to section 13 of chapter 7A of the General Laws. The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

Fiscal Year 2012 Revenue by Source and Budgeted Fund (in Millions)
SourceAll Budgeted Funds*General FundCommonwealth Transportation FundMassachusetts TourismOther**
Alcohol. Bev. $73.1 $73.1 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Cigarettes $445.6 $445.6 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Corporations $1,763.2 $1,763.2 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Deeds $120.6 $120.6 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Estate Inheritance $226.9 $226.9 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Financial Institutions $47.6 $47.6 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Income $11,577.8 $11,577.8 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Insurance $339.9 $339.9 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Motor Fuels $688.3 $0.0 $687.4 $0.0 $0.9
Public Utilities -$0.6 -$0.6 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Room Occupancy $119.4 $77.6 $0.0 $41.8 $0.0
Sales-Regular $3,574.9 $3,354.7 $220.2 $0.0 $0.0
Sales-Meals $848.4 $796.1 $52.3 $0.0 $0.0
Sales-Motor Vehicles $663.4 $622.5 $40.9 $0.0 $0.0
Miscellaneous $16.5 $16.5 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
UI Surcharges $19.9 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $19.9
Total Consensus Tax Revenues: $20,525.0 $19,461.7 $1,000.8 $41.8 $20.8
Transfer to School Modernization and Reconstruction Trust (SMART) Fund -$678.1 -$678.1
Transfer to MBTA State and Local Contribution Fund -$779.6 -$779.6
Transfer to Pension Reserves Investment Trust Fund -$1,478.0 -$1,478.0
Transfer to workforce Training Fund -$19.9 -$19.9
Total Consensus Tax Revenue for Budget: $17,569.4 $16,525.9 $1,000.8 $41.8 $0.9
Revenue Changes
Delay of FAS 109 $45.9 $45.9 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Tax Revenue Enhancements $66.5 $66.5 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Total Taxes Available for Budget: $17,681.8 $16,638.2 $1,000.8 $41.8 $0.9
Non-Tax Revenue
Federal Reimbursements $7,854.6 $7,877.1 $0.0 $0.0 $6.2
Departmental Revenue $2,851.9 $2,358.8 $524.4 $0.0 $16.4
Consolidated Transfers $1,958.3 $2,154.0 $0.0 -$0.3 -$195.5
GRAND TOTAL $30,422.9 $29,028.1 $1,525.2 $41.5 -$172.0

* Includes revenue deposited into and transfers out of the Workforce Training Fund, Mass Tourism Fund, Inland Fish and Game Fund, Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund and Stabilization Fund.


** Includes tax revenue into the Workforce Training Fund, the Mass Tourism Fund and the Inland Fish and Game 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 such fiscal year pursuant to section 13 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 SourceUnrestrictedRestrictedTotal
Judiciary
Supreme Judicial Court $2,975,015 $0 $2,975,015
Committee for Public Counsel Services $4,027,926 $8,900,000 $12,927,926
Appeals Court $448,538 $0 $448,538
Trial Court System $66,091,500 $53,000,000 $119,091,500
TOTAL: $73,542,979 $61,900,000 $135,442,979
District Attorneys
Middle District Attorney's Office $100 $0 $100
TOTAL: $100 $0 $100
Secretary of the Commonwealth
Secretary of the Commonwealth $232,312,186 $30,000 $232,342,186
TOTAL: $232,312,186 $30,000 $232,342,186
Treasurer and Receiver-General
Office of the Treasurer $356,326,210 $20,262,083 $376,588,293
State Lottery Commission $176,891,777 $808,308,723 $985,200,500
TOTAL: $533,217,987 $828,570,806 $1,361,788,793
Attorney General
Office of the Attorney General $36,374,184 $775,000 $37,149,184
TOTAL: $36,374,184 $775,000 $37,149,184
Inspector General
Office of the Inspector General $0 $600,000 $600,000
TOTAL: $0 $600,000 $600,000
Office of Campaign and Political Finance
Office of Campaign and Political Finance $75,050 $0 $75,050
TOTAL: $75,050 $0 $75,050
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination
Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination $177,500 $2,100,380 $2,277,880
TOTAL: $177,500 $2,100,380 $2,277,880
Office of the State Comptroller
Office of the State Comptroller $448,576,156 $0 $448,576,156
TOTAL: $448,576,156 $0 $448,576,156
Executive Office for Administration and Finance
Executive Office for Administration and Finance $58,355,048 $0 $58,355,048
Secretary of Administration and Finance $244,289,118 $0 $244,289,118
Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance $16,542,902 $16,550,000 $33,092,902
Bureau of State Office Buildings $168,600 $0 $168,600
Civil Service Commission $20,000 $0 $20,000
Group Insurance Commission $759,553,229 $1,028,612 $760,581,841
Division of Administrative Law Appeals $45,000 $0 $45,000
Department of Revenue $206,600,876 $6,547,280 $213,148,156
Appellate Tax Board $2,057,005 $400,000 $2,357,005
Human Resources Division $1,000 $2,056,966 $2,057,966
Operational Services Division $8,467,483 $4,347,876 $12,815,359
Information Technology Division $0 $609,730 $609,730
Public Employee Retiree Administration $179 $0 $179
TOTAL: $1,296,100,440 $31,540,464 $1,327,540,904
Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs
Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs $4,332,450 $385,000 $4,717,450
Department of Environmental Protection $31,996,559 $3,313,439 $35,309,998
Department of Fish and Game $15,830,750 $304,989 $16,135,739
Department of Agricultural Resources $5,584,440 $0 $5,584,440
Department of Conservation and Recreation $12,447,228 $8,401,831 $20,849,059
Department of Public Utilities $13,612,530 $2,350,000 $15,962,530
Division of Energy Resources $4,016,486 $0 $4,016,486
TOTAL: $87,820,443 $14,755,259 $102,575,702
Executive Office of Health and Human Services
Department of Veterans' Services $15,000 $300,000 $315,000
Executive Office of Health and Human Services $4,825,793,701 $225,000,000 $5,050,793,701
Division of Health Care Finance and Policy $309,280,977 $4,100,000 $313,380,977
Massachusetts Commission for the Blind $2,996,692 $0 $2,996,692
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission $4,477,690 $0 $4,477,690
Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing $164,047 $0 $164,047
Soldiers Home in Holyoke $13,617,075 $1,071,530 $14,688,605
Soldiers Home in Chelsea $13,380,222 $370,000 $13,750,222
Department of Youth Services $2,963,963 $0 $2,963,963
Department of Transitional Assistance $434,733,077 $0 $434,733,077
Department of Public Health $103,467,396 $60,488,162 $163,955,558
Department of Children and Families $188,262,220 $4,058,735 $192,320,955
Department of Mental Health $89,079,702 $10,125,000 $99,204,702
Department of Developmental Services $466,011,387 $150,000 $466,161,387
Department of Elder Affairs $1,397,680,956 $750,000 $1,398,430,956
TOTAL: $7,851,924,105 $306,413,427 $8,158,337,532
Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Massachusetts Department of Transportation $524,290,000 $0 $524,290,000
TOTAL: $524,290,000 $0 $524,290,000
Board of Library Commissioners
Board of Library Commissioners $2,200 $0 $2,200
TOTAL: $2,200 $0 $2,200
Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development
Department of Housing and Community Development $2,699,068 $2,323,852 $5,022,920
Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation $563,535 $500,000 $1,063,535
Division of Banks $20,983,532 $2,650,000 $23,633,532
Division of Insurance $82,421,250 $0 $82,421,250
Division of Professional Licensure $17,219,989 $540,123 $17,760,112
Division of Standards $1,623,925 $418,751 $2,042,676
Department of Telecommunications and Cable $5,045,970 $0 $5,045,970
TOTAL: $130,557,269 $6,432,726 $136,989,995
Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development
Department of Labor Standards $2,575,962 $452,850 $3,028,812
Department of Industrial Accidents $23,010,250 0 $23,010,250
Department of Labor Relations $102,000 $99,950 $201,950
TOTAL: $25,688,212 $552,800 $26,241,012
Executive Office of Education
Department of Early Education and Care $199,152,214 $0 $199,152,214
Department of Elementary and Secondary Education $6,717,591 $1,367,409 $8,085,000
University of Massachusetts $38,433,873 $0 $38,433,873
Bridgewater State College $2,276,247 $0 $2,276,247
Fitchburg State College $2,334,287 $0 $2,334,287
Framingham State College $2,017,273 $0 $2,017,273
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts $371,415 $0 $371,415
Salem State College $3,225,560 $0 $3,225,560
Westfield State College $2,492,530 $0 $2,492,530
Worcester State College $1,978,891 $0 $1,978,891
Massachusetts Maritime Academy $318 $0 $318
Berkshire Community College $202,950 $0 $202,950
Bristol Community College $656,803 $0 $656,803
Cape Cod Community College $456,343 $0 $456,343
Greenfield Comminuty College $206,784 $0 $206,784
Holyoke Community College $931,611 $0 $931,611
Mass Bay Community College $949,652 $2,323,852 $3,273,504
Massasoit Community College $834,611 $0 $834,611
Mount Wachusett Comminity College $381,498 $0 $381,498
Northern Essex Comminuty College $585,998 $0 $585,998
North Shore Community College $781,979 $0 $781,979
Quinsigamond Community College $383,760 $0 $383,760
Springfield Technical Community College $855,067 $0 $855,067
Roxbury Community College $185,333 $529,843 $715,176
Middlesex Community College $431,435 $0 $431,435
Bunker Hill Community College $999,634 $0 $999,634
TOTAL: $267,843,657 $4,221,104 $272,064,761
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security
Executive Office of Public Safety and Security $80,000 $0 $80,000
Chief Medical Examiner $0 $2,060,000 $2,060,000
Criminal History Systems Board $7,032,940 $0 $7,032,940
Criminal Justice Training Council 2000 900000 $902,000
Department of State Police $544,400 $31,742,500 $32,286,900
Department of Public Safety $22,387,294 $6,790,182 $29,177,476
Department of Fire Services $21,653,808 $8,500 $21,662,308
Military Division $2,500 $1,400,000 $1,402,500
Emergency Management Agency $736,407 $0 $736,407
Department of Correction $900,000 $15,588,999 $16,488,999
Parole Board $400,000 $600,000 $1,000,000
TOTAL: $53,739,349 $59,090,181 $112,829,530
Sheriffs
Sheriff's Department Hampden $432,000 $4,351,900 $4,783,900
Sheriff's Department Worcester $151,680 $0 $151,680
Sheriff's Department Middlesex $204,000 $925,000 $1,129,000
Sheriff's Department Franklin $64,860 $2,100,000 $2,164,860
Sheriff's Department Hampshire $37,500 $158,068 $195,568
Sheriff's Department Essex $92,300 $2,000,000 $2,092,300
Sheriff's Department Berkshire $44,000 $750,000 $794,000
Sheriff's Department Association $0 $344,790 $344,790
Sheriff's Department Barnstable $31,285 $250,000 $281,285
Sheriff's Department Bristol $0 $8,460,000 $8,460,000
Sheriff's Department Nantucket $0 $0 $0
Sheriff's Department Norfolk $2,500,000
Sheriff's Department Plymouth $0 $16,000,000 $16,000,000
Sheriff's Department Suffolk $0 $8,000,000 $8,000,000
TOTAL: $1,057,625 $45,839,758 $46,897,383
Total Non-Tax Revenue : $11,563,299,442 $1,362,821,905 $12,926,121,347

SECTION 2.

JUDICIARY.

Supreme Judicial Court.

0320-0003
For the operation of the supreme judicial court, including salaries of the chief justice and the 6 associate justices
$7,437,172
0320-0010
For the operation of the clerk?s office of the supreme judicial court for Suffolk county
$1,131,858
0321-0001
For the operation of the commission on judicial conduct
$575,359
0321-0100
For the services of the board of bar examiners
$1,057,789

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 develop and implement a system in which no less than 25 per cent of indigent defendants shall be represented by public defender by the end of fiscal year 2012; provided further, that the committee shall provide a report to the legislature, no later than September 1, 2011, detailing an implementation plan for meeting the requirements of the previous proviso, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the expected surplus or deficiency for fiscal year 2012 of items 0321-1500 and 0321-1510; (b) the current and projected number of public defenders and private bar advocates assigned to each court house; and (c) any perceived impediments to implementing this plan by the end of fiscal year 2012 and possible solutions to such impediments; provided further, that in hiring public defenders, priority shall be given to current private bar advocates; provided further, that the committee shall submit a report to the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, the joint committee on the judiciary and the house and senate committees on ways and means, no later than January 30, 2012, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the number of clients assisted by the committee in the prior fiscal year, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate representation, and further delineated by type of case and geographic location; (b) the average cost for public defender services rendered per client, delineated by type of case and geographic location; (c) the average cost for private bar advocate services rendered per client, delineated by type of case and geographic location; (d) the average number of hours spent per case by public defenders, delineated by type of case and geographic location; (e) the average number of hours billed by private bar advocates, delineated by type of case and geographic location; (f) the total amount of counsel fees paid to the committee by clients for services rendered, delineated by type of case and geographic location; (g) the total of indigent but able to contribute fees paid to the committee by clients for services rendered, delineated by type of case and geographic location; (h) any proposed expansion of legal services delineated by type of service, target population and cost; (i) the total number of persons who received legal services by the committee, by type of case and geographic location; and (j) the costs for services rendered per client, by type of case and geographic location; provided further, that the committee shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means starting on October 3, 2011 and ending on June 29, 2012 detailing progress made in providing no less than 25 per cent of indigent defense through public defenders; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the number of public defenders that have been hired to date; (b) the offices and divisions that these public defenders have been assigned to; (c) the total number of cases that have been assigned to these public defenders, delineated by type of case; (d) the total number of cases that have been assigned to all public defenders, delineated by type of case; (e) the number of public defender vacancies to be filled; (f) the total number of support staff, investigators, attorneys in charge and management that have been hired; (g) the number of cases that have been assigned to private bar advocates, delineated by type of case; (h) the total billable hours to date of private bar advocates, delineated by type of case; (i) the billable hours of private bar advocates broken down by: travel time, time spent in court, including wait time and trial preparation time, including interview time, investigating time and research time; (j) the number of private bar advocates that have been hired as public defenders; (k) changes to the private bar advocate billing system; (l) the staffing efficiencies that have been achieved; (m) the billing improvements that have been made; (n) the savings that have been realized from hiring more public defenders; (o) the cost effectiveness of private bar advocates; (p) the number and cost of private investigators used, delineated by firm; (q) the number and cost of psychologists and psychiatrists used, delineated by firm; and (r) the progress of obtaining temporary and permanent office space; and provided further, that this data shall be provided in a cumulative manner, delineated by quarter
$45,304,806
0321-1510
For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil cases under paragraph (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 2012
$93,255,462
0321-1518
For the chief counsel for the committee for public counsel services which may expend an amount not to exceed $8,900,000 from revenues collected from fees charged for attorney representation of indigent clients
$8,900,000
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 of the commonwealth 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 2012
$9,010,351

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.

0321-1600
For the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to provide legal representation for indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the commonwealth; provided, that the corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 30, 2012 that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the number of persons whom the programs funded by the corporation assisted in the prior fiscal year; (b) any proposed expansion of legal services delineated by type of service, target population and cost; and (c) the total number of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the commonwealth who received services of the corporation, by type of case and geographic location; provided further, that the corporation may contract with any organization for the purpose of providing the 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
$9,500,000

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 pursuant to section 34E of chapter 221 of the General Laws
$781,177

Prisoners? Legal Services.

0321-2100
For the expenses of Prisoners? Legal Services
$902,016

Social Law Library.

0321-2205
For the expenses of the social law library located in Suffolk county
$1,000,000

Appeals Court.

0322-0100
For the appeals court, including the salaries, traveling allowances and expenses of the chief justice, recall judges and the associate justices
$10,501,429

Trial Court.

0330-0101
For the salaries of the justices of the 7 departments of the trial court
$47,307,647
0330-0300
For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court non-employee 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, alternative dispute resolution, court security and judicial training; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 2, 2012, 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 chief justice for administration and management may expend funds for guardian ad litem services; 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 S.J.C. 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 not less than $20,000 shall be spent for the "Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Project" to provide legal services to such grandparents in the areas of family law and public benefits and further requiring the chief justice of administration and management to make a report to the Legislature no later than January 10, 2012 of all the above grandparents who requested legal services, were eligible for legal services and were denied because of insufficient resources, including the legal problem for which they sought assistance; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the chief justice for administration and management shall submit a report to the joint committee on the judiciary and the house and senate committees on ways and means 90 days prior to the temporary closure or temporary relocation of courthouses; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to, the transfer of personnel, the reallocation of resources, the impact on other courthouses resulting from the temporary closure of said court and other factors that may affect implementation of said temporary closure; provided further, that 50 per cent of all fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) shall be paid from this item; 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: (1) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (2) 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; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the victim and witness assistance board on or before January 10, 2012
$185,437,997

Superior Court Department.

0331-0100
For the operation of the superior court department; provided, however, that not more than $6,000,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws and section 87A of chapter 276 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $5,600,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; provided further, 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 chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the medical malpractice tribunals in accordance with section 60B of chapter 231 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping
$28,194,577

District Court Department.

0332-0100
For the operation of the district court department, including a civil conciliation program; provided, however, that not more than $33,750,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws and section 87A of chapter 276 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $34,350,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; provided further, 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 chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, 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 he deems necessary to comply with S.J.C. Rule 3:12, Canon 3(A)6
$65,193,836

Probate and Family Court Department.

0333-0002
For the operation of the probate and family court department; provided, however, that not more than $7,000,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $6,700,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; and provided further, 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 chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system
$23,480,541

Land Court Department.

0334-0001
For the operation of the land court department; provided, however, that not more than $1,100,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $2,000,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; and provided further, 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 chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system
$3,086,356

Boston Municipal Court Department.

0335-0001
For the operation of the Boston municipal court department; provided, however, that not more than $3,000,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws and section 87A of chapter 276 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $2,600,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; and provided further, 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 chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system
$8,782,099

Housing Court Department.

0336-0002
For the operation of the housing court department; provided, however, that not more than $2,000,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $1,600,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; and provided further, 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 chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system
$5,435,377

Juvenile Court Department.

0337-0002
For the operation of the juvenile court department; provided, however, that not more than $150,000 may be expended from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 3 of chapter 90C of the General Laws, section 22 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, sections 2, 4A, 4B, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter 262 of the General Laws and section 87A of chapter 276 of the General Laws; provided further, that the first $150,000 of revenue received from the fees shall be deposited in the General Fund and not retained; provided further, 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 chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify amounts not to exceed the lower of 1/2 of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that in fiscal year 2012 the department shall proportionally reduce the amount allocated to the CASA programs as appearing in items 0337-0300, 0337-0400, 0337-0600, 0337-0700, and 0337-0900 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008
$11,821,774

Office of the Commissioner of Probation.

0339-1001
For the office of the commissioner of probation; provided, that associate probation officers shall only perform in-court functions and shall assume the in-court duties of the currently employed probation officers who shall be reassigned within the probation service, subject to collective bargaining agreements, to perform intensive, community-based supervision of probationers, including the intensive supervision and community restraint services in item 0339-1003; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended for the costs associated with 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; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item to cover the costs of building leases; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, probation officer personnel and probation clerical support staff assigned to the courts shall be provided with suitable office space in their current location in and around the various divisions and departments of the trial court, as the case may be, or in suitable office space as appropriate, with the advice and consent of the commissioner; and provided further, 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 defined in chapter 211D of the General Laws
$116,765,364
0339-1003
For the office of community corrections and performance-based contracts for the operation of community corrections centers; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than October 12, 2011 on the benchmarks used to assess performance-based contracts; provided further, that the executive director shall submit a spending and management plan for each community corrections center, to include, but not be limited to, the progress and outcomes of performance-based contracting, to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2012; provided further, that funds from this item shall not be expended between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012 for centers which failed to meet minimum performance-based contract requirements as determined by the Executive Director of the Office of Community Corrections between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011; 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 correctional practices; and provided further, that the executive director shall submit a spending and management plan for each community corrections center which shall include, but not be limited to, the progress and outcomes of performance-based contracting, to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than June 30, 2012
$22,024,310
0339-2100
For the office of the jury commissioner in accordance with chapter 234A of the General Laws
$2,335,818

DISTRICT ATTORNEY.

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 pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) 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 at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer
$16,052,775
0340-0101
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Suffolk district attorney?s office
$354,303

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 pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) 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 at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer
$13,690,462
0340-0201
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Middlesex district attorney?s office
$516,485

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 pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) 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 at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer
$8,411,609
0340-0301
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Eastern district attorney?s office
$504,351

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 pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) 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 at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer
$8,889,774
0340-0401
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Worcester district attorney?s office
$413,499
0340-0410
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

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 pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) 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 at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer .
$8,004,233
0340-0501
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampden district attorney?s office
$339,899

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 pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) 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 at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer
$4,983,716
0340-0601
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampshire/Franklin district attorney?s office
$294,248

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 pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) 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 at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer
$8,200,596
0340-0701
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Norfolk district attorney?s office
$427,306

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 pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) 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 at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer
$7,113,287
0340-0801
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Plymouth district attorney?s office
$429,842

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 pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) 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 at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer
$7,401,003
0340-0901
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Bristol district attorney?s office
$326,318

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 pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) 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 at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer
$3,617,658
0340-1001
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Cape and Islands district attorney?s office
$278,735

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 pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) 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; provided further, that at least 30 days before transferring any funds authorized in this item from the AA object class, the district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of its intention to make that transfer; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the operation and management of the Berkshire County Drug Task Force
$3,522,666
0340-1101
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Berkshire district attorney?s office
$215,126

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION.

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 act, which would cause the commonwealth?s obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that the department shall work in conjunction with the disabled persons protection commission and the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the number of abuse cases that are referred to each district attorney?s office for further investigation; (b) the number of those referrals resulting in the filing of criminal charges, delineated by type of charge; (c) the number of cases referred to each district attorney's office that remains open as of the date for submission of the report; and (d) the number of cases that resulted in a criminal prosecution and the disposition of each such prosecution; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate not later than March 14, 2012; 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 28, 2012, summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by all district attorneys' offices in calendar year 2011 and the disposition or status thereof which shall be delineated by each jurisdiction of the district, juvenile, probate, superior, appeals and supreme judicial courts in which the cases were managed or prosecuted; provided further, that for each jurisdiction of the courts, the report shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the type of criminal case; (b) the total number of defendants charged under the type of case; and (c) a summary of the dispositions or statuses thereof; 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 28, 2012, 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 2009, 2010 and 2011; (b) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance in the fund as of January 2, 2012; provided further, that the department 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 31, 2012, 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: (a) the total number of personnel from private law firms participating in the program at each of the 11 district attorney?s offices; (b) the name and address of the law firms; (c) the duties performed by the personnel; and (d) the benefits and cost savings associated with the program
$1,660,006
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 attorney offices in the commonwealth; provided further, that the association shall develop a formula for distribution of the funds; provided further, that funds distributed from this item to the district attorneys? offices shall be used for retention purposes and shall not be transferred out of the AA object class; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney?s office; provided further that not less than 60 days prior to the distribution of funds the District Attorneys Association shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (a) the methodology used to determine the amount to be dispersed; (b) the amount to be given to each district attorney?s office; (c) the reasoning behind the distribution; and (d) the number of assistant district attorneys from each office who would receive funds from this item; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended on the administrative costs of the association
$500,000
0340-8908
For the costs associated with maintaining the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association?s wide area network
$1,317,090

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 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, as established in the office of the governor by section 379 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998 and section 80 of chapter 236 of the acts of 2000, shall continue during fiscal year 2012
$4,293,342

Office Of The Child Advocate.

0411-1005
For the operation of the office of the child advocate
$243,564

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 pursuant to an allocation schedule filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before the transfer; 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 state and the records conservation board; and provided further, that those regulations shall be issued not later than June 29, 2012
$5,912,424
0511-0001
For the secretary of state who may expend revenues not to exceed $30,000 from the sale of merchandise at the Massachusetts state house gift shop for the purpose of replenishing and restocking gift shop inventory
$30,000
0511-0002
For the operation of the corporations division; provided, that the division shall implement a corporate dissolution program which shall have a specific focus on limited liability corporations and limited liability partnerships that have failed in their statutory responsibility to file an annual report; and provided further, that the division shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total number of annual reports filed as a result of this program and the amount of revenue generated for the commonwealth
$254,213
0511-0200
For the operation of the archives division
$378,121
0511-0230
For the operation of the records center
$36,217
0511-0250
For the operation of the archives facility
$296,521
0511-0260
For the operation of the commonwealth museum
$243,684
0511-0270
For the secretary of state 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 no less than $250,000
$500,000
0511-0420
For the operation of the address confidentiality program
$130,858
0517-0000
For the printing of public documents
$600,000
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 state 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
$4,900,000
0521-0001
For the operation of the central voter registration computer system
$4,937,121
0524-0000
For providing information to voters
$300,000
0526-0100
For the operation of the Massachusetts historical commission
$750,000
0527-0100
For the operation of the ballot law commission
$10,545
0528-0100
For the operation of the records conservation board
$34,056
0540-0900
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lawrence in the former county of Essex
$1,017,334
0540-1000
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Salem in the former county of Essex
$2,703,583
0540-1100
For the registry of deeds in the former county of Franklin
$449,288
0540-1200
For the registry of deeds in the former county of Hampden
$1,643,100
0540-1300
For the registry of deeds in the former county of Hampshire
$471,423
0540-1400
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lowell in the former county of Middlesex
$1,113,611
0540-1500
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Cambridge in the former county of Middlesex
$2,875,012
0540-1600
For the registry of deeds located in the town of Adams in the former county of Berkshire
$250,700
0540-1700
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Pittsfield in the former county of Berkshire
$419,400
0540-1800
For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington in the former county of Berkshire
$209,483
0540-1900
For the registry of deeds in the former county of Suffolk
$1,734,615
0540-2000
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg in the former county of Worcester
$655,072
0540-2100
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester in the former county of Worcester
$2,161,481

TREASURER & 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 teacher?s retirement board; provided further, that the treasurer?s office shall submit a report to the victim and witness assistance board which details the amount of assessments transmitted to the treasurer during the previous calendar year on a monthly basis from the courts, the registrar of motor vehicles and the sheriff or superintendent of any correctional facility pursuant to section 8 of chapter 258B of the general laws; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the board on or before January 13, 2012; provided further, that funds may be expended for the payment of bank fees; provided further, that financial assistance shall be made available to injured firefighters; and provided further, that the treasurer?s office shall pay half of the administrative costs of the municipal finance oversight board from this item
$9,181,660
0610-0010
For programs to promote and improve financial literacy of Massachusetts residents
$85,000
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 said commission shall maintain at least 1 chief investigator and other investigators for the purpose of regulating and controlling the traffic of alcoholic beverages; provided further, that said 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..
$1,993,336
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, and Firearms funds, grants, and other federal appropriations; provided further, that the commission is hereby authorized to expend revenues up to $171,664 collected from fees generated by said commission; provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue 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
$171,664
0610-0060
For the costs associated with the investigation and enforcement division of the alcoholic beverages control commission?s implementation of the enhanced liquor enforcement programs, known as Safe Campus, Safe Holidays, Safe Prom, and Safe Summer; provided, that funds from this appropriation shall not support other operating costs of item 0610-0050; and provided further, that said commission shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 2, 2012 detailing the results of said program
$100,000
0610-0140
For the purpose of funding administrative, transactional and research expenses associated with maintaining and increasing the interest earnings on the General Fund and the Commonwealth Stabilization Fund investments
$21,582
0610-2000
For payments made to veterans pursuant to section 16 of chapter 130 of the acts of 2005, section 11 of chapter 132 of the acts of 2009 and section 32 of chapter 112 of the acts of 2010; provided, that the office of the state treasurer may expend not more than $205,000 for costs incurred in the administration of these payments; and provided further, that the treasurer shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the expenditure of the funds appropriated herein
$2,155,604
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 treasurer?s office shall provide immediate written notification to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the expenditure of the funds appropriated herein
$100,000

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 any costs associated with the promotion or advertising of lottery games; provided further, that all necessary steps shall be taken to implement player activated terminals and raffle-style games in fiscal year 2012; 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 herein shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery Fund to the General Fund
$77,721,702
0640-0005
For the costs associated with the continued implementation of 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 Fund to the General Fund
$2,715,484
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 Fund to the General Fund
$2,000,000
0640-0096
For the purpose of the commonwealth?s fiscal year 2012 contributions to the health and welfare fund established pursuant to the collective-bargaining agreement between the lottery commission and the service employees international union, Local 888, AFL-CIO; provided, that the contributions shall be paid to the trust fund on such basis as the collective bargaining agreement provides; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery Fund to the General Fund
$355,945

MASSACHUSETTS CULTURAL COUNCIL.

0640-0300
For the services and operations of the council, including grants to or contracts with public and non-public entities; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the council may expend the amounts herein appropriated for the purposes of the council as provided in sections 52 to 58, inclusive, of chapter 10 of the General Laws in amounts and at times as the council may determine pursuant to section 54 of said chapter 10; provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated herein shall be transferred quarterly from the Arts Lottery Fund to the General Fund; provided further, that any funds expended from this item for the benefit of schoolchildren shall be expended for the benefit of all Massachusetts schoolchildren and on the same terms and conditions; provided further, that the council shall not expend funds from this item for any grant or contract recipient that, in any program or activity for Massachusetts schoolchildren, does not apply the same terms and conditions to all such schoolchildren; 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; and provided further, that funding provided in this item shall be in addition to $3,000,000 in funding from the Massachusetts Development Finance Authority made available for the Massachusetts cultural council
$5,449,866

Debt Service.

0699-0005
For the state treasurer who may retain and expend an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2012 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
0699-0015
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, items 0699-9100, 0699-2004 and 0699-0016; 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, 2012, from this item to items 0699-9100, 0699-2004 and 0699-0016 or from items 0699-9100, 0699-2004 and 0699-0016 to this item which would otherwise have insufficient amounts to meet debt service obligations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012; 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 sub-fund of the Commonwealth Transportation Fund; 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; and provided, further, that the comptroller shall transfer from this item to the Government Land Bank Fund an amount equal to the amount by which debt service charged to the fund exceeds revenue deposited to the fund
$1,883,842,211
General Fund ..........54.09%
Commonwealth Transportation Fund ..........45.91%
0699-0016
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
$25,217,567
Commonwealth Transportation Fund ..........100%
0699-2004
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
$86,189,403
Commonwealth Transportation Fund ..........100%
0699-9100
For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States pursuant to section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 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 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, 2012 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves
$27,951,544
0699-9101
For the purpose of depositing with the trustee under the trust agreement authorized in section 10B of chapter 11 of the acts of 1997, an amount to be used to pay the interest due on notes of the commonwealth issued pursuant to section 9 of said chapter 11 and secured by the Federal Highway Grant Anticipation Note Trust Fund
$22,607,000
Commonwealth Transportation Fund ..........100%

Department of Veterans Services.

1410-0010
For the operation of the department of veterans? services; provided, that the department may fund a housing specialist from this item; provided further, that the department may expend funds for the Glory 54th Brigade; provided further, that the secretary of veterans? affairs shall submit a report to the joint committee on veterans? and federal affairs and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 30, 2011 on the secretariat?s implementation of and the outreach efforts of the so-called welcome home bill; provided further, that the report shall include the participation rates for service, hindrances to enrollment for the program and recommendations, including any necessary statutory or other changes to increase the number of service men and women who apply for such service; provided further, the department shall conduct a study of expanded treatment and residential services for veterans with head injuries and other trauma caused by Improvised Explosive Devices and other concussive weapons encountered on the modern battlefield; provided further, that not less than the amount allocated in item 1410-0010 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008 shall be expended for the purpose of maintaining and rehabilitating Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans memorials; provided further, not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Vietnam Veterans Moving Wall project in the metro west region; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 be expended for the USS Massachusetts at Battle Ship Cove
$2,173,506
1410-0012
For services to veterans, including the maintenance and operation of outreach centers; provided, that the department shall increase the amount allocated to a program or its successor listed in this item as appearing in section 2 of chapter 131 of the acts of 2010 by no less than 10 per cent in fiscal year 2012; provided further, that funds shall not be expended for the Middleboro Veteran Outreach Center; provided further, that the Nathan Hale Foundation in the town of Plymouth shall be the successor to the Middleboro Veteran Outreach Center; provided further, that the centers shall provide counseling to incarcerated veterans and to Vietnam era veterans and their families who may have been exposed to agent orange; and provided further, that these centers shall provide services to veterans who were discharged after September 11, 2001, and their families
$1,912,555
1410-0015
For the women veterans? outreach program
$50,000
1410-0018
For the department of veterans? services which may expend not more than $300,000 for the maintenance and operation of Agawam and Winchendon veterans? cemeteries from revenue collected from fees, grants, gifts or other contributions to the cemeteries; prior appropriation continued
$300,000
1410-0075
For the purpose of the Train Vets to Treat Vets program; provided, that the department shall work in conjunction with the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology to establish a behavioral health career development program for returning veterans
$125,000
1410-0250
For veterans? homelessness services; provided, that the department shall increase the amount allocated to a program or its successor listed in this item as appearing in section 2 of chapter 131 of the acts of 2010 by no less than 10 per cent in fiscal year 2012; and provided further, that the Western Massachusetts Bilingual Veterans Outreach Center shall be the successor to the Springfield Bilingual Veterans Outreach Center at the YMCA
$2,291,380
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
$2,278,543
1410-0300
For the payment of annuities to certain disabled veterans and the parents and un-remarried spouses of certain deceased veterans; provided, that the payments shall be made pursuant to section 6B of chapter 115 of the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall take reasonable steps to terminate payments upon the death of a recipient; provided further, that the department shall prorate annuity payments to ensure that the total payments in fiscal year 2012 shall not exceed the amount appropriated herein; and provided further, that the secretary of veterans? services shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing the number of applications received for annuities offered under this program at the end of each fiscal quarter
$20,135,820
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; provided, 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 soldier?s home 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 will be provided annually and on an as needed basis to veterans? services organizations to make them aware of the provision of said chapter 115 and all other benefits to which a veteran or the 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 cost to the commonwealth and its municipalities; provided further, that veterans? agents shall complete applications authorized by the executive office under said chapter 118E for any veteran, widow and dependent applying for medical assistance under said chapter 115; provided further, that the veterans? agent shall file the application for the veteran or dependent for assistance under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the executive office 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 pursuant to said chapter 118E with healthcare coverage under said chapter 115 if he determines that supplemental coverage is necessary to afford the veteran or dependent sufficient relief and support; provided further, that payments to or on behalf of a veteran 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
$38,980,045
1410-0630
For the administration of the veterans? cemeteries in the towns of Agawam and Winchendon
$948,313

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
$13,659,122
0710-0100
For the operation of the division of local mandates
$379,643
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 of special investigations of the office of the state auditor, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections
$1,812,420
0710-0225
For the operation of the Medicaid Audit Unit within the Division of Audit Operations in an effort to prevent and to 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 no later than December 1, 2011 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 unit shall engage in a memorandum of understanding with the secretary of administration and finance to develop a system for the recovery of identified funds; and provided further, that the unit shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 22, 2012 on the total amount of recoveries identified, actual recovery collections, and any reasons why identified funds were not collected
$897,829

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 compensation 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
$22,251,155
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 provisions outlined in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws
$2,188,340
0810-0007
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general; provided, that expenditures shall not be made on or after the effective date of this act which would cause the commonwealth?s obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item
$340,676
0810-0013
For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program an amount not to exceed $775,000 from revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$775,000
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
$2,355,145
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?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
$4,064,923
0810-0045
For the labor law enforcement program pursuant to subsection (b) of section 1A of chapter 23 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a non-management position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws
$2,952,428
0810-0201
For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance as authorized by 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 of 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
$1,539,942
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
$438,506
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 in accordance with the laws of the commonwealth; and provided further, that the unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws
$284,456

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 trial court, 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 16, 2012
$494,923
0840-0101
For the salaries and administration of the SAFEPLAN advocacy program, to be administered by the Massachusetts office of victim assistance; provided, that the office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than February 1, 2012, a report detailing the effectiveness of contracting for the program including, but not limited to, the number and type of incidents to which the advocates responded, the type 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
$741,199

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

0900-0100
For the operation of the state ethics commission
$1,796,500

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.

0910-0200
For the operation of the office of the inspector general
$2,231,913
0910-0210
For the office of the inspector general which may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $600,000 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 retained 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
$600,000

OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN AND POLITICAL FINANCE.

0920-0300
For the operation of the office of campaign and political finance
$1,270,342

MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION.

0940-0100
For the office of the commission, including the processing and resolution of cases pending before the commission that were filed on or before July 1, 2005; provided, that on or before November 1, 2011, the commission shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report on the total number of all currently pending cases and the total number of the cases in the investigation, conciliation, post-probable cause and pre-public hearing and post-hearing stages; provided further, that the commission shall file an update of the report with the committees on or before March 7, 2012; provided further, that the commission shall identify in the reports the number of cases in which the commission has determined there is probable cause to believe that a violation of chapter 151B of the General Laws has been committed in a case in which the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is named as a respondent; provided further, that the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, on or before November 1, 2011, the number of cases pending before the commission in which a state agency or state authority is named as a respondent, specifying those cases in which the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is named as a respondent, and the number of the cases in which there is probable cause to believe that a violation of said chapter 151B has been committed; provided further, that the commission shall include in the report the total number of new cases filed in fiscal year 2011 and the total number of cases closed by the commission in fiscal year 2011; 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 allowable rate of federal reimbursement
$2,543,312
0940-0101
For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination which may expend not more than $2,030,380 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 2012 and federal reimbursements received for these and other programs in prior 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 purposes 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
$2,030,380
0940-0102
For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination which may expend not more than $70,000 from revenues collected from fees charged for the training and certification of diversity trainers for the operation of the discrimination prevention certification program
$70,000

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

0950-0000
For the commission on the status of women
$70,000

Commission on gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth.

0950-0050
For the commission on gay and lesbian, youth; provided, that funds shall be used to address issues related to the implementation of Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2010
$100,000

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

1000-0001
For the office of the state comptroller; provided, that the amount of any federal funds and grant receipts credited and expended from this item shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, 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, 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 to 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; provided further, that payments to private vendors on account of such cost avoidance projects shall be made only from such actual cost savings as have been certified in writing to the house and senate committees on ways and means by the comptroller and the budget director as attributable to such cost avoidance projects; provided further, that the comptroller may establish such procedures, in consultation with the budget director and the affected departments, as he deems appropriate and necessary to accomplish the purpose of this item; and provided further, that the comptroller shall submit a report on such projects as a part of his annual report pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws
$7,800,434

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 conduct an ongoing review of affirmative action steps taken by the various agencies, boards, departments, commissions or divisions to determine whether such agencies, boards, departments, commissions or divisions are complying with the commonwealth?s policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity; provided further, that whenever noncompliance is determined by the secretary, the secretary shall hold a public hearing on the matter and report the resulting recommendations to the head of the particular agency, board, department, commission or division, to the governor and to the Massachusetts commission against discrimination; provided further, that the secretary shall report on the status of each agency, board, department, commission or division receiving monies under this act, including supplemental and deficiency budgets, as to compliance or noncompliance with affirmative action policies to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public service and the joint committee on labor and workforce development on or before December 1, 2011; and 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
$2,776,193
1100-1201
For the operation of the office of commonwealth performance, accountability and transparency; provided, that the activities funded from this item may include, but not be limited to, the operations and maintenance of a performance management program, maximization of federal revenue opportunities and oversight of compliance with federal reporting requirements including the implementation and oversight of the Federal Financial Accountability and Transparency Act section 14C of chapter 7 of the General Laws and other statewide transparency initiatives to enhance program integrity and ongoing efforts to prevent fraud, waste and abuse throughout the executive branch; provided further, that funds may be expended for performing enhanced economic forecasting and analysis; and provided further, that the unit may develop guidelines and methodologies for agencies to follow in the forecasting of caseloads and revenue
$350,000
1100-1700
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office for administration and finance
$24,651,208
1106-0064
For the caseload and economic forecasting office within the commonwealth performance, accountability and transparency office; provided, that the caseload and economic forecasting office shall forecast: (1) MassHealth enrollment by group; (2) participation in state subsidized child care provided through items 3000-3050, 3000-4050 and 3000-4060; (3) participation in emergency assistance and housing programs provided through items 7004-0101 and 7004-0108; (4) enrollment, both active member and dependent, in the group insurance commission; (5) recipients of direct benefits provided by the department of transitional assistance through items 4403-2000, 4405-2000 and 4408-1000; and (6) 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 December 1, 2011; and provided further, that the office shall submit an updated forecast to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committee on ways and means not later than March 15, 2012
$150,000

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

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 state transportation building and the Springfield state office building an amount not to exceed $16,250,000 in revenues collected from rentals, commissions, fees, parking fees and any other sources pertaining to the operations of said facilities; provided, that the division shall work with the committee on public counsel services to ensure that all public defenders hired in fiscal year 2012 shall have access to adequate office space; provided further, that the division shall identify any office space that may be vacated by the staffing plan implemented pursuant to item 0321-1500 and shall prioritize use for public defenders; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, and for the purpose of accommodating 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
$16,250,000
1102-3232
For the division of capital asset management and maintenance; provided, that the division may expend not more than $300,000 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 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 State Office Buildings.

1102-3301
For the operation of the bureau and for the maintenance and operation of buildings under the jurisdiction of the state superintendent of buildings; provided, that the bureau shall continue to provide funding for all janitorial services at the same level provided in fiscal year 2011 for all the buildings under the jurisdiction of the state superintendent; and provided further, that the bureau shall retain jurisdiction over all contracts, purchases and payments for materials and services required in the operation of the bureau
$5,051,138
1102-3302
For the purposes of utility costs and associated contracts for the properties managed by the bureau of state office buildings
$6,205,820
1102-3306
For the maintenance and joint operation of the state house under the jurisdiction of the state superintendent of state office buildings and the legislature?s joint committee on rules; provided, that the bureau shall work in coordination with the house of representatives and the senate relative to the maintenance, repair, purchases and payments for materials and services
$700,034
1102-3307
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
$138,476

Office on Disability.

1107-2400
For the Massachusetts office on disability
$562,272

Disabled Persons Protection Commission.

1107-2501
For the disabled persons protection commission; provided, that the commission shall facilitate compliance by the department of mental health and the department of developmental services with uniform investigative standards; provided further, that the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than the last day of each quarter on the number of claims of abuse by caretakers made by employees or contracted service employees of the department of developmental services, the department of mental health, and the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission; provided further, that the report shall include: (a) the number of substantiated claims; (b) the number of unsubstantiated claims; and (c) the number of false claims reported as a result of intentional and malicious action; and provided further, that the commission shall ensure that all calls received by the commission?s 24-hour hotline shall be capable of being recorded, that all persons who call the hotline shall be immediately informed that all calls are routinely recorded and that each such person shall be provided with the opportunity to elect that the call not be recorded
$2,210,698

Civil Service Commission.

1108-1011
For the civil service commission; provided, that the General Fund shall be reimbursed for the appropriation herein through a fee charged on a per claim basis; provided further, that said 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
$410,000

Group Insurance Commission.

1108-5100
For the administration of the group insurance commission; provided, that the commission shall generate the maximum amounts allowable under the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, as amended, and from reimbursements allowed by sections 8, 10B, 10C and 12 of chapter 32A of the General Laws; provided further, 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, however, that the information is provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; and provided further, that $125,000 shall be used for wellness programs as established in Chapter 288 of the Acts of 2010
$2,561,709
1108-5200
For the commonwealth?s share of the group insurance premium and plan costs incurred in fiscal year 2012; 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 2012, and any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2012; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall charge the division 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 should 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 such 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 report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means the amounts expended from this item for prior year costs; 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 notwithstanding chapter 150E of the General Laws and as provided in section 8 of said chapter 32A and for the purposes of section 14 of said chapter 32A, the commonwealth?s share of the group insurance premiums for state employees who have retired before July 1, 1994, shall be 90 per cent and the commonwealth?s share of the group insurance premiums for state employees who have retired on or after July 1, 1994, shall be 85 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth?s share of the group insurance premiums for active state employees hired on or before June 30, 2003 and their dependents shall be 80 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth?s share of the group insurance premiums for active state employees hired after June 30, 2003 and their dependents shall be 75 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth?s share of the group insurance premiums for active state employees who filed an application for retirement on or after August 7, 2009, and on or before October 1, 2009, for a retirement date not later than January 31, 2010, shall be 85 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth?s share of the group insurance premiums for active state employees who file an application for retirement after October 1, 2009, shall be 80 per cent until a different contribution rate is established under said section 8 of said chapter 32A; provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means by April 1 of each year 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 committes on ways and means at least 90 days prior to any changes in coverage, benefits, or the schedule of copayments and deductibies 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 pursuant to the commission?s regulations; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall report no later than December 1, 2011 to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the premiums of enrollees of municipalities participating in the group insurance commission for fiscal years 2010 and 2011; and provided further, that such report shall include the premium reimbursement paid by each municipality per active enrollee by plan, the average employee premium contribution by plan for each municipality, estimates for the total premium per active enrollee by plan for each municipality and a comparison of the total premium estimate with the sum total of municipality reimbursement and average employee premium contribution
$1,131,305,510
1108-5201
For the costs incurred by the group insurance commission associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage pursuant to section 19 of chapter 32B of the General Laws; provided, that the commission may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $1,028,612 from the revenue received from administrative fees associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage pursuant to said section 19 of said chapter 32B; and provided further, 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 commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment the amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$1,028,612
1108-5350
For elderly governmental retired employee premium payments
$340,000
1108-5400
For the costs of the retired municipal teachers? premiums and the audit of such premiums
$64,386,762
1108-5500
For the costs, notwithstanding chapter 32A of the General Laws, of dental and vision benefits for those active employees of the commonwealth, not including employees of authorities and any other political subdivision, who are not otherwise provided those benefits pursuant to a separate appropriation or the terms of a contract or collective bargaining agreement; provided, that the employees shall pay 15 per cent of monthly premiums established by the commission for the benefits
$9,104,973

Division of Administrative Law Appeals.

1110-1000
For the operation of the division of administrative law appeals, established by section 4H of chapter 7 of the General Laws; 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 whose decisions, determinations or actions may be appealed to it; and provided further, that every decision issued by a commissioner or other head of agency, or designee, following the issuance of a recommended decision by an administrative law judge of the division, shall be an agency decision subject to judicial review pursuant to chapter 30A of the General Laws
$1,077,076

George Fingold Library.

1120-4005
For the administration of the George Fingold Library
$796,229

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 purpose of 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 account shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis beginning no earlier than December 1 and ending no later than November 30; and provided further, that seasonal positions funded by this account shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 10 months within a 12-month period
$80,469,544
1201-0130
For the department of revenue which may expend for the operation of the department not more than $23,940,257 from revenues collected by the additional auditors for an enhanced audit program; provided, that the auditors shall: (1) 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; (2) obtain such delinquent returns; and (3) collect such delinquent taxes for a prior fiscal year; 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; and provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the amount of revenue produced from these additional auditors; and (2) the amount of revenue produced by this item in fiscal years 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011
$23,940,257
1201-0160
For child support enforcement; provided, that the department may allocate funds appropriated herein to the department of state police, the district courts, the probate and family courts, the district attorneys and 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 quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the allocation of the funds; 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 to be expended for the grant authority; provided further, that the department shall file quarterly reports 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 pursuant to section 9 of chapter 119A of the General Laws; and provided further, 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 the 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 said network in accounts 1201-0161, 1201-0410, and 1201-0412
$33,676,820
1201-0164
For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the division may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $6,547,280 from the federal reimbursements awarded for personnel and lower subsidiary related expenditures; and provided further, 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 the 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
1231-1000
For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established in section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws
$500,000
1232-0100
For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products pursuant to chapter 21J of the General Laws; provided, that in the prioritization of claims, priority for payment of approved claims shall be given to claimants who own or formerly owned no more than 4, dispensing facilities
$13,000,000
1232-0200
For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established by 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 a semi annual report on the status of the underground storage program, including, but not limited to, the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks, the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills, and the number of backlog claims; provided further, that the report shall detail how many tanks are out of compliance with said chapter 21J; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted not later than February 16, 2012
$2,033,299
1233-2000
For the tax abatement program for certain veterans, widows, blind persons and the elderly; provided, that cities and towns shall be reimbursed for the abatements granted under clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second D, Twenty-second E, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or said clause Forty-first C for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under those clauses 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 from the motor vehicle excise granted pursuant to the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws
$25,301,475
1233-2350
For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery 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
$833,980,293
1233-2400
For reimbursements to cities and towns in lieu of taxes on state-owned land pursuant to sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of chapter 58 of the General Laws
$26,270,000
1233-2401
For reimbursements to certain cities and towns for additional educational costs pursuant to chapter 40S of the General Laws; provided, that cities and towns eligible for reimbursements in fiscal year 2010 shall receive funding
$363,699

Appellate Tax Board.

1310-1000
For the operation of the appellate tax board; provided, that the board shall schedule hearings in Barnstable, Gardner, Lawrence, Milford, Northampton, Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester and southeastern Massachusetts; and provided further, that the board shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2011, on the number of hearings held at each location
$1,459,270
1310-1001
For the appellate tax board which may expend revenues up to a maximum of $400,000 from fees collected; provided, that in order to accommodate 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

Reserves.

1599-0018
For a reserve to fund revenue maximization efforts that cannot be realized on a contingent basis; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance shall pursue these efforts in consultation with the state comptroller and other state agencies where appropriate; and provided further, that the secretary shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 5, 2012 which shall include, but not be limited to, revenue and savings generated through revenue maximization efforts, further opportunities for revenue maximization and savings, and areas originally identified for revenue maximization and savings which did not generate expected revenue or savings
$750,000
1599-0024
For a reserve to be administered by the office of the comptroller to fund a competitive grant program for the purpose of funding auditors at agencies and departments that demonstrate: (a) a reduction in audit functions due to budget reductions; (b) a decrease in fraud and waste recoveries in the past 3 fiscal years; and (c) a plan for expenditure of audit funds and an estimate of recoveries greater than the award received; provided, that funds shall be awarded to state entities that are most likely to generate savings or revenue from enhanced auditing or program integrity greater than the award received; provided further, that grants shall be made on a one-time, non-recurring basis and the comptroller shall develop guidelines and an application process and award all grants no later than October 3, 2011; provided further, that funds from this item may be expended for additional child support enforcement personnel at the department of revenue; provided further, that agencies awarded grants shall report to the comptroller quarterly detailing their expenditures and recoveries made with grant resources; and provided further, that the comptroller shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 1, 2012 on the grant recipients, their audit outcomes and the effectiveness of the grant program
$1,250,000
1599-0026
For a reserve for 1-time grants to support municipal improvements; provided, that no less than $4,000,000 shall be transferred to the division of local services and shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grants program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional schools, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that regional planning agencies may also serves as the administrative or fiscal agent on behalf of municipalities; provided further, that funds may be expended to reimburse municipal infrastructure improvements incurred in fiscal year 2011 and 2012; provided further, that $2,000,000 shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program to be administered by the office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (i) have a population of at least 65,000; and (ii) demonstrate that its police department had an operating budget per capita of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be transferred to the department of elementary and secondary education to be distributed through a competitive grant program; provided further, that the competitive grant program shall include only those local education authorities whose chapter 70 aid in fiscal year 2012, as a percentage of foundation budget, is less than that local education authorities? target aid share for fiscal year 2012; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund, established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws; and provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 18, 2012 detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution
$9,000,000
1599-0050
For Route 3 North contract assistance payments
$5,409,158
Commonwealth Transportation Fund ..........100%
1599-0093
For contract assistance to the water pollution abatement trust for debt service obligations of the trust, pursuant to sections 6, 6A and 18 of chapter 29C of the General Laws; prior appropriation continued
$64,654,037
1599-1970
For a reserve for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation for the purpose of defraying costs of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority, or its successor, incurred in fiscal year 2012 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
$2,165,500
1599-2009
For a reserve for Hale Hospital in the city of Haverhill
$2,400,000
1599-3234
For the commonwealth?s South Essex sewerage district debt service assessment
$90,100
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
$4,900,000
1599-3856
For rent and associated costs at the Massachusetts information technology center in Chelsea
$600,000
1599-3857
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
$1,581,922
1599-4417
For the Edward J. Collins, Jr. center for public management at the University of Massachusetts
$496,518
1599-7104
For a reserve for the facilities costs associated with the college of visual and performing arts at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided, that funds may be expended for Bristol Community College
$2,700,000

Division of Human Resources.

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; provided, that the information technology division 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 within the commonwealth in accordance with generally accepted compensation standards and reviewing appeals for reclassification; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means the amounts of any economic benefits necessary to fund any incremental cost items contained in any collective bargaining agreements with the various classified public employees? unions; provided further, that the nature and scope of economic proposals contained in those agreements shall include all fixed percentage or dollar-based salary adjustments, non-base payments or other forms of compensation and all supplemental fringe benefits resulting in any incremental costs; 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
$2,618,785
1750-0102
For the human resources division which may expend not more than $2,056,966 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 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, notwithstanding clause (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary; provided further, that the human resources division may also expend revenues collected for implementation of the health and physical fitness standards program established pursuant to sections 61A of said chapter 31 and the wellness program established pursuant to 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 notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$2,056,966
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 pursuant to current workers? compensation procedures
$52,057
1750-0300
For the commonwealth?s contributions in fiscal year 2012 to health and welfare funds established pursuant to certain collective bargaining agreements; provided, that the contributions shall be calculated as provided in the applicable collective bargaining agreement 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 provides
$26,950,000

Operational Services Division.

1775-0100
For the operation of the operational services division; provided, that the division shall expend funds for the purpose of achieving savings pursuant to this act; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the operational services division, which under section 22N of chapter 7 of the General Laws is responsible for determining prices for programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws, shall set the prices in fiscal year 2012 by increasing the final fiscal year 2011 price by the rate of inflation as determined by the division; provided further, that the division shall also adjust prices for Extraordinary Relief, as defined in 808 CMR 1.06(4); provided further, that the department shall accept application for Program Reconstruction in fiscal year 2012; provided further, that upon the request of a program, the operational services division shall authorize a minimum price for the program to charge out-of-state purchasers; and provided further, that the division shall determine the minimum price for out-of-state purchasers by identifying the most recent price calculated for the program and applying the estimated rates of inflation which are established by December 1 of each year pursuant to section 22N of chapter 7 of the General Laws in a compounded manner for each fiscal year following the most recent calculated price
$200,000
1775-0106
For the operation of an enhanced vendor auditing unit within the operational services division; provided, that the unit will use a risk analysis program to identify vendor areas at high risk of fraud, overbilling or unallowable expenses; provided further, that the risk analysis will use vendor filed uniform financial reports, contracts with state entities and MMARS billing records; provided further, that in determining risk, the unit shall consider: (1) failure to file in a timely manner annual uniform financial reports and required private audits; (2) related-party transactions; (3) use of management companies; (4) amounts of billed expenditures on credit cards; (5) expenditures for non-program expenses such as travel, meals and vehicles; and (6) 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 said 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 office of the attorney general for investigation; and provided further, that the unit shall file a report to the executive office of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 7, 2012 on the activities of the unit including number of audits conducted, number of vendors audited, number of vendors demonstrating the risk factors listed in this item, funds identified for recoupment, funds recouped, any reasons why identified funds were not recouped and details of recovery plans that required the approval of the secretary of administration and finance
$475,000
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 $2,989,876 from revenue collected from the statewide contract administrative fee; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the operational services 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
$2,989,876
1775-0124
For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend an amount not to exceed $500,000 from revenue collected in the recovery of cost-reimbursement and non-reimbursable over billing and recoupment for health and human service agencies and as a result of administrative reviews, as determined during the divisions? audits and reviews of providers pursuant to section 22N of chapter 7 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division may only retain revenues collected in excess of $207,350; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating 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
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 them 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 use of the internet; provided further, that the office shall ensure the integrity and security of personal and financial information transmitted by electronic application; provided further, that the office shall, using all existing available resources, provide certification services to all supplier diversity office qualified applicants, throughout the commonwealth and beyond, whichever is applicable; and provided further, that the office shall develop and implement measures and procedures to continue to improve the efficiency and the timeliness of the certification process
$546,768
1775-0600
For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $750,000 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; provided further, that the division shall evaluate the use of technology, the internet and online auctions to enhance the sales of surplus vehicles and submit a report of its findings to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate committees on post audit and oversight on or before October 3, 2011; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the operational services 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
$750,000
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 discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the operational services 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 $55,000 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 discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the operational services 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
$55,000

Information Technology Division.

1790-0100
For the operation of the information technology division; provided, that the division shall operate the geographic information system pursuant to subsection (d) of section 4B of chapter 21A of the General Laws; provided further, that the division 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 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 division may coordinate with any state agency or state authority which administers a grant program to develop a statewide grant information page on the commonwealth?s official website, that shall include all necessary application forms and a grant program reference in a format that is retrievable and printable; provided further, that the division 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 31, 2012, with actual and projected savings and expenditures for the audits in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2012; provided further, that the state comptroller shall establish accounts and procedures as he deems appropriate and necessary to assist in accomplishing the purposes of this item; provided further, that any planned information technology development project or purchase by any agency under the authority of the governor for which the total projected cost exceeds $200,000, including the cost of any related hardware, software, or consulting fees, and regardless of fiscal year or source of funds, shall be reviewed and approved by the chief information officer before such agency may obligate funds for the project or purchase; provided further, that the chief information officer may establish rules and procedures necessary to implement this item; and provided further, that the division shall file a report with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 15, 2011, 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
$3,259,613
1790-0151
For the division of information technology which may expend an amount not to exceed $55,000 from fees charged to entities other than political subdivisions of the commonwealth for the distribution of digital cartographic and other data
$55,000
1790-0300
For the information technology division which may expend not more than $554,730 from revenues collected from the provision of computer resources and services to the general public for the costs of the bureau of computer services, including the purchase, lease or rental of telecommunications lines, services and equipment; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system
$554,730

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, environmental impact reviews conducted pursuant to chapter 30 of the General Laws and the mosquito-borne disease vector control chapter program; provided, that the executive office shall expend not less than $150,000 for a program of collaborative research with academic institutions that apply satellite and other technologies in an innovative manner to an existing methodological model previously used in other fisheries to assess the biomass of groundfish in the region managed by the New England Fishery Management Council; provided further, that the executive office shall execute a memorandum of agreement with any such academic institution not later than 30 days after the effective date of this act; and provided further, that the memorandum shall require the timely production of information for use in the fisheries management process
$5,695,430
2000-1011
For the office of environmental law enforcement which may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $85,000 from the administrative handling charge revenues received from electronic transactions processed through its online licensing and registration systems; 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 office of environmental law enforcement may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment the amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate, as reported in the state accounting system
$85,000
2000-1700
For the operation of information technology services within the executive office of energy and environmental affairs
$7,482,556
2030-1000
For the operation of the office of environmental law enforcement; provided, that officers shall provide monitoring pursuant to the National Shellfish Sanitation Program; and provided further, that funds from this item shall not be expended for the purposes of item 2030-1004
$7,973,112
2030-1004
For environmental police private details; provided, that the office may expend revenues of up to $300,000 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 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
$300,000

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 to the contrary, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2012 under said first paragraph shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item as well as the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item
$7,611,781
2100-0013
For the operation of the transportation division
$375,051
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 $50,000 from application fees collected in fiscal year 2012 and prior fiscal years from utility companies
$50,000
2100-0015
For the department of public utilities which may expend for the operation of the transportation division an amount not to exceed $2,300,000 from unified carrier registration fees collected in fiscal year 2012 and prior fiscal years from motor carrier companies
$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 to the contrary, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2012 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
$300,000

Department of Environmental Protection.

2200-0100
For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of policy and planning, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Wall experimental 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 pursuant to section 18 of chapter 21A of the General Laws
$24,682,305
2200-0102
For the department of environmental protection which may expend an amount not to exceed $260,812 from revenues 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 the amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$260,812
2200-0107
For technical assistance, grants, and support of efforts consistent with the Massachusetts recycling and solid waste master plan and climate protection plan; provided, that funds may be expended for a recycling industry reimbursement program pursuant to section 241 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1997
$275,000
2210-0105
For the department of environmental protection which may expend for the administration and implementation of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act under chapter 21I of the General Laws an amount not to exceed $3,052,627 from the revenue collected from fees, penalties, grants and tuition under said chapter 21I; provided, that not less than $1,629,860 from this item shall be made available for the operation of the Toxics Use Reduction Institute program at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell; provided further, that the department shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the University of Massachusetts to make such funding available for this purpose; provided further, that not less than $644,096 from this item shall be made available for toxics use reduction technical assistance and technology in accordance with said chapter 21I; provided further, that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2011 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 the department shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the executive office of energy and environmental affairs to make such funding available for this purpose; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special 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 the amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$3,052,627
2220-2220
For the administration and implementation of the federal Clean Air Act, 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/Eastern Canadian Premiers Action Plans for reducing acid rain deposition and mercury emissions
$798,593
2220-2221
For the administration and implementation of the operating permit and compliance program required under the federal Clean Air Act
$1,667,239
2250-2000
For the purpose of state implementation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act under section 18A of chapter 21A of the General Laws
$1,264,499
2260-8870
For the expenses of the hazardous waste cleanup and underground storage tank programs, notwithstanding section 4 of chapter 21J of the General Laws
$11,973,797
2260-8872
For the brownfields site audit program
$1,020,002
2260-8875
For the development of a wastewater build-out and cost analysis for the Cape Cod region
$150,000
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
$345,475

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 public access board, the division of ecological restoration and riverways program and all other programs under the control of the department of fish and game; provided further, that the purpose of those assessments shall be 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
$658,880
2300-0101
For a division of ecological restoration and riverways protection program, for the promotion of public access to rivers and wetland restoration, including grants to public and nonpublic entities; provided, that the positions funded in this item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws
$416,974
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 Amherst for the purposes of wildlife and fisheries research in an amount not to exceed the amount received in fiscal year 2011 for such research; provided further, that the department may expend the amount necessary to restore anadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems; and provided further, that expenditures for such programs shall be contingent upon prior approval of the proper federal authorities for reimbursement of at least 75 per cent of the amount so expended
$9,985,455
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
$406,510
Inland Fisheries and Game Fund ..........100%
2310-0316
For the purchase of land containing wildlife habitat 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; provided, that funds shall not be expended from this item in the AA object class for the compensation of state employees assigned to any item
$1,000,000
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 public access board, including the maintenance, operation, and improvements of public access land and water areas; provided, that positions funded in this item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws
$429,160
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 and for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and 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 to promote sustainable fisheries; provided further, that $400,000 shall be spent for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided further, that the commissioner shall develop a feasible plant management plan to reduce, to the maximum extent possible, the amount by which the cost of operating the plant exceeds the revenue it generates, and the plan shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (i) enabling the shellfish purification plant to accept for treatment those shellfish harvested by valid permit holders from waters not meeting the requirements for open status for acceptable water quality as a result of heavy rainfall pursuant to the National Sshellfish Sanitation Program Guide For The Control Of Molluscan Shellfish; (ii) allowing the division to perform additional testing on permanently closed areas to ascertain the possibility of opening those areas as clean areas, with special consideration given to areas 2 and 3 north of Boston, or to developing regulations to permit the acceptance of shellfish harvested from those areas or other moderately contaminated areas for purification at the plant; (iii) reviewing the plant hours of operation and making adjustments to better accommodate tide schedules and weekend harvesting and increasing plant processing volume; (iv) capturing opportunities for the use of the plant for shellfish not requiring purification, but for which additional cleansing, including from sand particulates, creates increased market value and increases the utilization of the plant and its revenues; and provided further, that the plan shall be submitted to the house and senate ways and means committees on or before February 15, 2012
$4,355,647
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
$515,754
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 $204,989 in revenues collected from federal sportfish restoration funds and from the sale of materials which promote marine recreational fishing
$204,989
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 $100,000 from revenue collected from fees generated by operations; provided further, that the division shall submit a report detailing the revenues collected and expended and shellfish volume increase realized from the acceptance of shellfish from rainfall closures to the executive office of environmental affairs, the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committee on ways and means by June 30, 2012; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division of marine fisheries 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
2330-0300
For the administration and operation of the saltwater fishing permit program, in accordance with chapter 161 of the acts of 2009
$491,761
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 development, the division of animal health, the division of agricultural technical assistance, the division of crop and pest services, including a program of laboratory services at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the expenses of the pesticide board and other responsibilities associated with the promotion and development of the commonwealth?s primary industries including agriculture, forestry and fisheries; provided, that no less than $200,000 shall be expended to enhance the buy local effort in western, central, northeastern and southern Massachusetts; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the statewide 4-H program
$4,300,108
2511-0105
For the purchase of supplemental foods for the emergency food assistance program within the Feeding America nationally-certified food bank system of Massachusetts; provided, that the funds appropriated herein shall reflect the Feeding America allocation formula in order to benefit the 4 regional food banks in the commonwealth; and provided further, that the department may assess an administrative charge not to exceed 2 per cent of the total appropriation herein
$11,500,000
2511-3002
For the integrated pest management program
$47,560

Department of Conservation and Recreation.

2800-0100
For the operation of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that said department shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the department of state police to provide police coverage on department of conservation and recreation properties and parkways; provided further, that the department of state police shall reimburse said department of conservation and recreation for costs incurred by said department including, but not limited to, vehicle maintenance and repairs, the operation of department of state police buildings and other related costs; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all offices and positions of the division performing construction activities for the department of conservation and recreation shall be subject to classification under sections 45 to 50, inclusive, of chapter 30 of the General Laws; provided further, 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; provided further, that an annual report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means regarding fee adjustments not later than February 15, 2012; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for personnel overtime costs; provided further, that the department shall file a report with the secretary of administration and finance, the chairs of the house and senate committee on ways and means, the chairs of the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture on or before April 30, 2012, detailing a plan for a long term funding solution for issues pertaining to repairs and maintenance of seawalls throughout the commonwealth; and provider further, that the report shall include, but not be limited too, the feasibility of a revolving loan program and utilization of seaport bonds
$3,308,980
2800-0101
For the watershed management program to operate and maintain reservoirs, watershed lands and related infrastructure of the department and the office of water resources in the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that the amount of the payment shall be charged to the General Fund and shall not be included in the amount of the annual determination of fiscal year charges to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority assessed to the authority under the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall continue to make payments pursuant to chapter 616 of the acts of 1957, as amended by section 89 of chapter 801 of the acts of 1963; and 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
$1,002,565
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 develop a stormwater management plan to comply with federal and state regulatory requirements; and provided further, that in order to protect public safety and to protect water resources for water supply, recreational and ecosystem uses, the department shall immediately implement interim stormwater management practices including, but not limited to, street sweeping, inspection and cleaning of catch basins and emergency repairs to roadway drainage
$391,237
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 of conservation and recreation?s parks, beaches, pools and spray pools 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 no funds from this item shall be expended for year-round seasonal employees; provided further, that seasonal employees who are hired before the second Sunday before Memorial Day and whose employment continues beyond the Saturday following Labor Day and who received health insurance benefits in fiscal year 2011 shall continue to receive such benefits in fiscal year 2012 during the period of their seasonal employment; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30, or beginning not earlier than September 1 and ending not later than April 30; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made from this item other than for the purposes identified in this item; 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
$11,611,671
2800-0700
For the office of dam safety; provided, that the department 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 the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 16, 2011, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) the number of staff that are assigned from this item and their job title; (b) the number of dam inspections that are scheduled for fiscal year 2012; and (c) the number of dams that are in need of repair or replacement; provided further, that the department shall file a report with the secretary of administration and finance, the chairs of the house and senate committee on ways and means, the chairs of the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture on or before April 30, 2012, detailing a plan for a long term funding solution for issues pertaining to repairs and maintenance of dams throughout the commonwealth; and provider further, that the report shall include, but not be limited too, the feasibility of a revolving loan program and utilization of seaport bonds
$290,151
2810-0100
For the operation of the department?s state and urban parks; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used: (i) to operate all of the division of state parks and recreation?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) for the oversight of 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 2012 as were open on July 1, 2010; provided further, that the crossing guards located at department of conservation and recreation intersections shall continue to perform the duties where state police previously performed such duties; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the rinks under the control of the department shall remain open and staffed for the full rink season; provided further, that the department may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the purposes of item 2800-9004 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008
$42,173,702
2810-2041
For the division of state parks and recreation which may expend not more than $5,229,030 from revenue collected from fees charged by the division, including revenues collected from campsite reservation transactions from the automated campground reservation and registration program for additional expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system and for the personnel costs of seasonal employees; provided, that no funds from this item shall be expended for the costs of full-time equivalent personnel; 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; provided further, that no expenditures made in advance of the receipts shall be permitted to exceed 75 per cent of the amount of revenues projected by the first quarterly statement required by section 1B; 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 such quarter and the implications of that variance for expenditures made; and provided further, that the division may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item
$5,229,030
2820-0101
For the costs associated with the department?s urban 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 urban park rangers at the state house
$1,327,967
2820-1000
For the division of state parks and recreation which may expend not more than $200,000 from revenue collected pursuant to section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws
$200,000
2820-1001
For the division of state parks and recreation which may expend not more than $50,000 from revenue collected for the operation and maintenance of the division?s telecommunications system from revenues received from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the division of highways, the Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel Project, the department of state police and quasi-public and private entities through a system of user fees and other charges established by the commissioner of conservation and recreation; provided, that nothing in this item shall impair or diminish the rights of access and utilization of all current users of the system under agreements previously entered into; and 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 division to maintain the telecommunications system
$50,000
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 take all measures to further ensure that said department?s street lighting efforts are efficient and cost effective; and provided further, that said department shall implement a plan to achieve efficiencies and reduce lighting costs
$3,000,000
2820-3001
For the division of state parks and recreation which may expend not more than $1,000,000 from revenue collected from skating rink fees and rentals for the operation and maintenance, including personnel costs, of 4 rinks between September 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012, for an extended rink season; provided, that when assigning time for the use of its rinks, the division shall give priority to those which qualify under applicable state and federal law as nonprofit organizations or as a public school
$1,000,000
2820-4420
For the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course; provided, that the division of state parks and recreation may expend not more than $1,098,011 from revenue collected from fees generated by the golf course; provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue 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, notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this account shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent on either a full-time or less than a full-time basis beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30
$1,098,011
2820-4421
For the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. Martin golf course; provided, that the division of state parks and recreation may expend not more than $824,790 from revenue collected from fees generated by the golf course; provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue 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, notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this account shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent on either a full-time or less than a full-time basis beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30
$824,790

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 2012 pursuant to chapter 465 of the acts of 1980 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item as well as the associated fringe benefit costs for personnel paid from this item
$203,112
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 as well as the associated fringe benefit costs for personnel paid from this item
$3,005,424

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 child care services; provided further, that notwithstanding chapter 66A of the General Laws, the department of early education and care, the lead agencies of community partnership councils, the child care resource and referral agencies, the department of elementary and secondary education, the department of transitional assistance, the department of children and families and the department of public health 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 eligibility, including children who have been the subject of supported 51A cases, 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 shall issue a report by February 15, 2012 detailing the feasibility of centralizing the following responsibilities provided through item 3000-2000 in fiscal year 2011 with the department: program coordination and support, voucher management, outreach to hard-to-reach populations, intake and eligibility services for families seeking financial assistance to enroll in early education and care programs, resource and referral for families with disabilities in child care programs, and walk-in services for homeless families; 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, however, that the information is provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements
$11,683,491
3000-2000
For regional administration and coordination of services provided by child care resource and referral agencies; provided, that funding for activities shall include, but not be limited to, administrative costs of these agencies, program coordination and support, voucher management, outreach to hard-to-reach populations, intake and eligibility services for families seeking financial assistance to enroll in early education and care programs, resource and referral for families with disabilities in child care programs and walk-in services for homeless families
$5,933,862
3000-2050
For the administration of the Children?s Trust Fund; provided, that the department shall not exercise any supervision or control with respect to the board of the trust fund
$1,026,106
3000-3050
For supportive early education and care services; provided, that funds from this item shall only be expended for early education and care costs of children with active cases at the department of children and families; provided further, that the department of early education and care, in collaboration with the department of children and families, shall maintain a centralized list detailing the number of children eligible for services in this item, the number of supportive slots filled, and the number of supportive slots available; provided further, that no waiting list for the services shall exist; provided further, that funds may be used to provide services during a transition period of 6 months for families upon the closure of their case; provided further, that all children eligible for services under this item shall receive those services; provided further, that if the department determines that available appropriations for this program will be insufficient to meet projected expenses, the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance, a report detailing the amount of appropriation needed to address such deficiency; and provided further, that the commissioner of early education and care may transfer funds to this item from items 3000-1000, 3000-4050 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 30 days before the transfer
$77,448,576
3000-4050
For financial assistance for families currently involved with or transitioning from transitional aid to families with dependent children to enroll in an early education and care program; provided, that early education and care shall be available to former participants who are working for up to 1 year after termination of their benefits; provided further, that post-transitional early education and care benefits shall be provided to participants who are working for up to 1 year after the transitional period; provided further, that the department shall issue monthly reports detailing the number and average cost of voucher and contracted slots funded from this item and item 3000-3050; provided further, that the department may provide early education and care benefits to 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 deeming of the grandparents? income; provided further, that all teens eligible for year-round, full-time early education and care services shall be participating in school, education, work and training-related activities or a combination thereof for at least the minimum number of hours required by regulations; provided further, that recipients shall not be charged fees for care provided under this item; 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 informal early education and care benefits 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 not more than 3 per cent of any item may be transferred in fiscal year 2012
$132,458,313
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 the commissioner of early education and care may transfer funds to this item from items 3000-1000 and 3000-4050, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan, which shall detail by object class the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before the transfer; provided further, that not more than 3 per cent of any item may be transferred in fiscal year 2012; provided further, that said plan shall be filed with the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education, the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means, and the secretary of administration and finance; and provided further, that any payment made under any such grant with a school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town, or regional school district and held as a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town, or regional school district without municipal appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary
$232,897,940
3000-5000
For grants to head start programs; provided, that funds from this item may be expended on early head start programs
$7,500,000
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 to children from the age of 2 years and 9 months until they are kindergarten eligible; provided further, that in awarding grant funds under this program, preference shall be given to establishing preschool classrooms in towns and cities with schools and districts at risk of or determined to be under-performing in accordance with 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, schools or districts with a high percentage of students scoring in levels 1 and 2 on the MCAS exams or programs which serve children not less than 50 per cent of whom are from families earning at or below 85 per cent of the state median income; provided further, that funds may also be used to enhance community-wide capacity building efforts within statewide parameters established by the board; provided further, that any newly-funded programs designated as Massachusetts Universal Pre-Kindergarten Program participants shall have been accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the National Association of Family Child Care or a Child Development Associate credential or higher; provided further, that programs receiving grant funds may use the funds to enhance teacher and staff quality and compensation, 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 to increase capacity to expand access to age-eligible children on the centralized waitlist maintained by the department; provided further, that preference shall be given in awarding grants to those programs which demonstrate affordability for middle class and working class parents according to standards to be developed by the department; and provided further, that any payment made under any such grant with a school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held as a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district without municipal appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary
$7,500,000
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 said 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 child care 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; provided, that the department shall collaborate with the Children?s Trust Fund, whenever appropriate, to coordinate services provided though this item with services provided through item 3000-7050 in order to ensure that parents receiving services through this item are aware of all opportunities available to them and their children through the department; provided further, that such services shall be made available statewide to parents under the age of 21 years; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, priority for such services shall be given to low-income parents
$10,463,346
3000-7050
For the coordinated family and community engagement grant program, which shall establish a statewide network of supports for early education; provided, that the department shall distribute the grants no later than August 31, 2011, in order to allow a full year of service for families involved in these 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, and professional development courses; provided further, that eligible recipients for such grants shall include, but not be limited to, community partnership councils, municipal school districts, regional school districts, educational collaboratives, 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 quality rating and improvement system; 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 line item; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the home-based parenting, family literacy, and school readiness program known as the parent-child home program; provided further, that funds may be expended for the Mass Family Networks; and provided further, that the department may expend funds from the item on grants for supplemental services for children with individualized education
$18,186,633
3000-7070
For Reach Out and Read, a research-proven, pediatric literacy intervention program, which trains doctors and nurse practitioners to provide advice to parents on reading aloud to children and books for children living in poverty and in underperforming school districts through programs established in community health centers, medical practices and hospitals; provided, that the funds distributed through Reach Out and Read shall be contingent upon a match of not less than $1 in private or corporate contributions for every $1 in state grant funding; and provided further, that Reach Out and Read shall issue a report to the department, house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on education, no later than February 15, 2012, detailing program success in meeting measurable goals and benchmarks
$800,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Office of the Secretary.

4000-0050
For the operation of the personal care attendant quality workforce council established under section 29 of chapter 118G of the General Laws
$167,708
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 of Health and Human Services 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 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 continue to develop and implement the common client identifier; 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 in consultation with the division of health care finance and policy, 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 do not exceed the rates that are necessary to meet only those costs which must be incurred by efficiently and economically operated providers in order to provide services of adequate quality; provided further, that funds may be expended for the operation of the office of health equity within the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that expenditures for the purposes of each item appropriated for programs authorized by chapter 118E of the General Laws shall be accounted for in the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system not more than 10 days after the expenditures have been made by the Medicaid management information system; 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 approved under section 1115(a) of said Social Security Act or the community first section 1115 demonstration waiver, whether made by the executive office or another commonwealth entity, except as specifically authorized herein, or unless made for cost containment efforts, the purposes and amounts of which have been submitted to the executive office of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to making such expenditures; 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 that 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 chapter 118E of the General Laws 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 the purpose of funding 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 executive office shall require the commissioner of mental health to 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 of health and human services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than September 1, 2011, providing a detailed analysis of savings to be achieved in fiscal year 2012; provided further, that this report shall include, but not be limited to, savings from provider rate cuts, reprocurement of contracts and changes to MassHealth benefits; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 1, 2012 on savings achieved in the MassHealth program for the first half of fiscal year 2012; provided further, that any projection of deficiency in item 4000-0430, 4000-0500, 4000-0600, 4000-0700, 4000-0870, 4000-0875, 4000-0880, 4000-0890, 4000-0895, 4000-0950, 4000-0990, 4000-1400 or 4000-1405 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 said reports shall include an explanation of said deficiencies, including but not limited to updated utilization and caseload information, as well as initiatives that did not generate expected savings; provided, however, that the information is provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that any unexpended balance in these accounts shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2012; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall report annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the percentage of MassHealth recipients receiving dental care in emergency rooms, community health centers or dentists offices, and the number and types of procedures performed; and provided further, that MassHealth shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 90 days in advance of any change in rates paid to providers of adult day habilitation, adult day health, adult foster care, and group adult foster care services
$83,484,473
4000-0301
For the costs of MassHealth provider and member audit and utilization review activities including, but not limited to, eligibility verification, disability evaluations, provider financial and clinical audits, and initiatives intended to enhance program integrity
$1,736,425
4000-0309
For the expansion of auditing activities in MassHealth, including, but not limited to field audits of high risk services; provided, that no expenditures shall be made from this item that are not federally reimbursable; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state Medicaid office is hereby authorized to conduct a trial to determine the effectiveness of various fraud management tools to identify potential fraud at claims submission and validation in order to reduce Medicaid fraud prior to payment; provided further, that the state Medicaid office may employ strategies to improve systems for detection and may allow for the use of external data sources; provided further, that any such trial may test innovative technologies to improve Medicaid fraud detection and evaluate the efficacy of, among other things, a real-time model to identify and investigate potential Medicaid fraud cases prior to payment; provided further, that the Medicaid office may use actual claims data, in accordance with federal law, to identify specific suspicious provider billing patterns, document the results of any potential fraud findings and estimate anticipated savings and benefits to the commonwealth associated with such a fraud detection system; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall submit 2 reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing recoveries and offsets generated by said audits; and provided further, that the first report shall be delivered no later than January 16, 2012 and that the second report shall be delivered no later than June 15, 2012
$1,000,000
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 a medical assistance member?s death 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
4000-0430
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 such 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 be no more restrictive than the standards in effect on July 1, 1996; and provided further, that the executive office shall process CommonHealth applications within 45 days of receipt of a completed application or within 90 days if a determination of disability is required
$130,439,637
4000-0500
For health care services provided to medical assistance recipients under the executive office?s 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 the executive office shall maintain the fiscal year 2011 overall reimbursement rate for the commonwealth?s only medical respite program for the homeless; provided further, that expenditures from this item shall be made only for the purposes expressly stated herein; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made to these providers; provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item or item 4000-0700, if necessary, to achieve maximum federal financial participation, to enhance the ability of hospitals, community health centers and primary care clinicians to serve populations in need more efficiently and effectively; provided further, that these funds may be allocated using the standards used in fiscal year 2010; provided further, that these funds shall be disbursed not later than April 1, 2012; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item or item 4000-0700, if necessary, to enhance the ability of hospitals to address emergency room capacity issues due to individuals with mental illness who are awaiting placement in an acute care bed; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; and provided further, that for purposes of long-term health care cost savings and enhanced patient care, the commonwealth may recognize telehealth remote patient monitoring provided by home health agencies as a service to clients otherwise reimbursable through Medicaid
$3,879,010,669
4000-0600
For health care services provided to MassHealth members who are seniors and for the operation of the senior care options program under section 9D of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the community choices initiative; provided further, that no payment for special provider costs shall be made from this item without the prior written approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that benefits for this demonstration project shall not be reduced below the services provided in fiscal year 2011; provided further, that the eligibility requirements for this demonstration project shall not be more restrictive than those established in fiscal year 2011; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the projected costs and the number of individuals served by the community choices initiative in fiscal year 2012 delineated by the federal poverty level; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds shall be expended from this item for the purpose of maintaining 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 funds shall be expended from this item to implement the pre-admission counseling and assessment program under the third paragraph of section 9 of chapter 118E of the General Laws, which shall be implemented on a statewide basis through aging and disability resource consortia; 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 division of health care finance and policy, in recognition of the unique 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; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, nursing facility rates effective July 1, 2011 may be developed using the costs of calendar year 2005
$2,515,602,264

Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

4000-0640
For nursing facility Medicaid rates; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in fiscal year 2012 the division of health care finance and policy shall establish nursing facility Medicaid rates that cumulatively total $288,500,000 more than the annual payment rates established by the division under the rates in effect as of June 30, 2002; provided further, that an amount for expenses related to the collection and administration of section 25 of chapter 118G of the General Laws shall be transferred to the division of health care finance and policy; and provided further, that the payments made pursuant to this item shall be allocated in an amount sufficient to implement section 622 of chapter 151 of the acts of 1996
$288,500,000

Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

4000-0700
For health care services provided to medical assistance recipients under the executive office?s health care indemnity/third party liability plan and 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 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 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 until they reach age 21; 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, that $3,000,000 may be expended from this item, or item 4000-0500, if necessary to achieve maximum federal financial participation, to enhance the ability of hospitals, community health centers and primary care clinicians to more efficiently and effectively serve populations in need; provided further, that these funds may be allocated using the standards used in fiscal year 2010; provided further, that these funds shall be disbursed not later than April 1, 2012; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item or 4000-0500, if necessary, to enhance the ability of hospitals to address emergency room capacity issues due to individuals with mental illness who are awaiting placement in an acute care bed; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made to these providers; provided further, that the executive office shall not, in fiscal year 2012, fund programs relating to case management with the intention of reducing length of stay for neonatal intensive care unit cases; provided further, that notwithstanding the foregoing, 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; and 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
$2,029,206,633
4000-0870
For health care services provided to adults participating in the medical assistance program pursuant to clause (g) of subsection (2) of section 9A 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
$157,016,626
4000-0875
For the provision of benefits to eligible women who require medical treatment for either breast or cervical cancer in accordance with section 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XVIII) of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000, Public Law 106-354, and in accordance with section 10D of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that the executive office shall provide those benefits to women whose income, as determined by the executive office, does not exceed 250 per cent of the federal poverty level, subject to continued federal approval; provided further, that eligibility for benefits shall be extended solely for the duration of the cancerous condition; 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 4570-1512 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
$4,770,999
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 these children and adolescents in prior fiscal years
$218,925,814
4000-0890
For the cost of health insurance subsidies paid to employees and employers 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 these persons in prior fiscal years
$58,181,956
4000-0895
For the healthy start program to provide medical care and assistance to pregnant women and infants residing in the commonwealth pursuant to section 10E of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years
$13,800,000
4000-0950
For the purposes of administrative and program expenses associated with the Children?s behavioral health initiative, in accordance with the settlement agreement in the case of Rosie D. et al. v. Romney, United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts civil action No. 01-30199-MAP, to provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall report biannually to the house and senate committees on ways and means relative to 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 herein; provided further, that any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2012; 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
$214,743,708
4000-0990
For the Children?s medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth through age 18; provided, that the executive office 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 these persons in prior fiscal years
$12,600,000
4000-1400
For the purposes of providing MassHealth benefits to persons with a diagnosis of 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 these persons in prior fiscal years
$18,541,135
4000-1405
For the operation of a program of preventive and primary care for chronically unemployed persons who are not receiving unemployment insurance benefits and who are not eligible for medical assistance but who are determined by the executive office of health and human services to be long-term unemployed; provided, that such persons shall meet the eligibility requirements of the MassHealth program established in section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that persons eligible under subsection (7) of section 16D of said chapter 118E shall also be eligible to receive benefits under this item; provided further, that the income of such persons shall not exceed 100 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that the eligibility requirements shall not exclude from eligibility persons who are employed intermittently or on a non-regular basis; provided further, that the provision of care to such persons under this program may, taking into account capacity, continuity of care, and geographic considerations, be restricted to certain providers; provided further, that the secretary may limit or close enrollment if necessary in order to ensure that expenditures from this item do not exceed the amount appropriated herein; provided further, that no such limitation shall be implemented unless the secretary has given 90 days? notice to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to recipients in prior fiscal years
$389,757,408
4000-1420
For the purposes of making payment to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act
$211,370,985
4000-1700
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of health and human services
$81,762,075

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 be designed to 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 non-citizens shall be given highest priority for services; and provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced, in whole or in part, by federally-funded benefits if these persons become citizens, shall be given priority for services
$237,500

Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.

4100-0059
For the operation of the division of health care finance and policy and the administration of the Health Safety Net Trust Fund established in section 36 of chapter 118G of the General Laws between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2012; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the assessment to acute hospitals authorized pursuant to section 5 of said chapter 118G for the estimated expenses of the division shall include in fiscal year 2012 the estimated expenses, including indirect costs, of the division and shall be equal to the amount appropriated in this item less one-half of the amounts projected to be collected in fiscal year 2012 from: (1) filing fees; (2) fees and charges generated by the division?s publication or dissemination of reports and information; and (3) federal financial participation received as reimbursement for the division?s administrative costs; provided further, that the assessed amount shall not be less than 55 per cent of the total expenses appropriated for the division and the health safety net office; provided further, for the purposes of supporting the division?s expanded role in developing health care policies that benefit government entities, providers, purchasers and consumers, the division shall assess surcharge payors as defined in section 34 of said chapter 118G, not less than 10 per cent of the total estimated expenses appropriated for the division and the health safety net office, including indirect costs, in fiscal year 2012, less one-half of amounts projected to be collected in fiscal year 2012 from: (1) filing fees; (2) fees and charges generated by the division?s publication or dissemination of reports and information; and (3) federal financial participation received as reimbursement for the division?s administrative costs; provided further, that the assessment on surcharge payors shall be calculated in a manner similar to the assessment authorized under section 38 of said chapter 118G, and shall be collected in a manner consistent with the provisions of said chapter 118G and deposited in the General Fund; provided further, that funds appropriated herein shall only be expended upon certification by the Secretary of Health and Human Services to the Secretary of Administration and Finance and the House and Senate Committees on Ways and Means that the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy has successfully implemented a claims adjudication system for both inpatient and outpatient claims in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 58 of the acts of 2006; and provided further, that said Secretary shall also report on or before March 1, 2012, on all measures undertaken to recover invalid payments made to Health Care Safety Net providers in prior fiscal years
$10,578,753
4100-0060
For the operation of the division of health care finance and policy and the administration of the Health Safety Net Trust Fund established in section 36 of chapter 118G of the General Laws between July 1, 2011 and December 31, 2011; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the assessment to acute hospitals authorized pursuant to section 5 of said chapter 118G for the estimated expenses of the division shall include in fiscal year 2012 the estimated expenses, including indirect costs, of the division and shall be equal to the amount appropriated in this item less one-half of amounts projected to be collected in fiscal year 2012 from: (1) filing fees; (2) fees and charges generated by the division?s publication or dissemination of reports and information; and (3) federal financial participation received as reimbursement for the division?s administrative costs; provided further, that the assessed amount shall not be less than 55 per cent of the total expenses appropriated for the division and the health safety net office; provided further, for the purposes of supporting the division?s expanded role in developing health care policies that benefit government entities, providers, purchasers, and consumers, the division shall assess surcharge payors as defined in section 34 of said chapter 118G, not less than 10 per cent of the total estimated expenses appropriated for the division and the health safety net office, including indirect costs, in fiscal year 2012, less one-half of amounts projected to be collected in fiscal year 2012 from: (1) filing fees; (2) fees and charges generated by the division?s publication or dissemination of reports and information; and (3) federal financial participation received as reimbursement for the division?s administrative costs; provided further, that the assessment on surcharge payors shall be calculated in a manner similar to the assessment authorized under section 38 of said chapter 118G, and shall be collected in a manner consistent with the provisions of said chapter 118G and deposited in the General Fund; provided further, that the division shall promulgate regulations requiring all hospitals receiving payments from the Health Safety Net Trust Fund to report to the division the following utilization information: the number of inpatient admissions and outpatient visits by age category, income category, diagnostic category, and average charge per admission; provided further, that the division shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means compiling this data; provided further, that the division, in consultation with the executive office of health and human services, shall not promulgate any increase in Medicaid provider rates without taking all measures possible under Title XIX of the Social Security Act or any successor federal statute to ensure that rates of payment to providers do not exceed such rates as are necessary to meet only those costs incurred by efficiently and economically operated providers in order to provide services of adequate quality; provided further, that the division shall meet the reporting requirements of section 25 of chapter 203 of the acts of 1996; provided further, that funds may be expended for the purposes of a survey and study of the uninsured and underinsured in the commonwealth, including the health insurance needs of the residents of the commonwealth; provided further, that this study shall examine the overall impact of programs administered by the executive office of health and human services on the uninsured, the underinsured, and the role of employers in assisting their employees in affording health insurance pursuant to section 23 of chapter 118G of the General Laws; provided further, that the division shall publish annual reports on the financial condition of hospitals and other health care providers through the Health Benchmarks project website, in collaboration with the executive office of health and human services, the office of the attorney general, and the University of Massachusetts; provided further, that the division shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing not later than December 8, 2011 a report detailing utilization of the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; provided further, that the report shall include: (1) the number of persons in the commonwealth whose medical expenses were billed to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund in fiscal year 2011; (2) the total dollar amount billed to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund in fiscal year 2011; (3) the demographics of the population using the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; and (4) the types of services paid for out of the Health Safety Net Trust Fund in fiscal year 2011; provided further, that the division shall include in the report an analysis on hospitals? responsiveness to enrolling eligible individuals into the MassHealth program upon the date of service rather than charging those individuals to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; provided further, that the division shall include in the report possible disincentives the state could provide to hospitals to discourage such behavior; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the operation of the Health Care Quality and Cost Council established per section 16K of chapter 6A of the General Laws to promote high-quality, cost-effective, patient-centered care; provided further, that in fiscal year 2012, the division of health care finance and policy shall allocate $2,000,000 for the Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund, established in section 2ZZ of chapter 29 of the General Laws, from funds previously allocated for a demonstration project under section 22 of chapter 47 of the acts of 1997; provided further, that within 60 days after the effective date of this act, the division shall enter into an interagency agreement with the executive office of health and human services to perform health safety net claims adjudication with a full range of claims editing including edits to capture duplicate claims, medically unnecessary services, medically unlikely services and incorporating correct coding initiative edits through its MMIS system as soon as feasible but not later than June 30, 2012; provided further, that the division and the executive office may consult with hospitals regarding such transition; and provided further, that the division and the executive office of health and human services shall file a report no later than October 1, 2011 with the house and senate committees on ways and means on the plan to transition health safety net claims processing to the MMIS system
$10,578,754
4100-0061
For the division of health care finance and policy, which may expend for the development, operations and maintenance of an all payer claims database, an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 from amounts paid to the division for any and 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 notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, and for the purpose of accommodating 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
$4,000,000
4100-0360
For the health care quality and cost council established pursuant to section 16K of chapter 6A of the General Laws; provided, that the council may expend an amount not to exceed $100,000 from the monies received from the sale of data reports
$100,000

OFFICE OF DISABILITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

4110-0001
For the office of the commissioner
$965,851
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; provided further that $50,000 be expended for assistive technologies
$3,911,398
4110-1010
For aid to the adult blind; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for burial expenses incurred in the prior fiscal year and for sheltered workforce employee retirement benefits
$8,351,643
4110-2000
For the turning 22 program of the commission; provided, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of developmental services to secure the maximum amount of federal reimbursements available for the care of turning 22 clients
$11,034,194
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 and life insurance, or any other such indirect costs of federally reimbursed state employees
$3,008,118

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

4120-1000
For the operation of the commission; provided, that the commissioner shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance on the number of clients served and the amount expended on each type of service; provided further, that upon the written request of the commissioner of revenue, the commission shall provide lists of individual clients to whom or on behalf of whom payments have been made for the purpose of verifying eligibility and detecting and preventing fraud, error and abuse in the programs administered by the commission; and provided further, that the lists shall include client names and social security numbers and payee names and other identification, if different from a client?s
$408,720
4120-2000
For vocational rehabilitation services operated in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from the federal vocational rehabilitation grant or state appropriation shall be deducted for pensions, group health and life insurance and any other such indirect cost of the federally-reimbursed state employees; and provided further, that the commissioner, in making referrals to service providers, shall take into account the client?s place of residence and the geographic proximity of the nearest provider to the residence
$10,013,228
4120-3000
For employment assistance services; provided, that vocational evaluation and employment services for severely disabled adults may be provided.
$2,428,315
4120-4000
For independent living assistance services; provided further that $50,000 be expended for assistive technologies
$12,226,933
4120-4001
For the housing registry for the disabled
$80,000
4120-4010
For the turning 22 program of the commission
$791,208
4120-5000
For homemaking services
$4,337,006
4120-6000
For services for individuals with head injuries; provided, that the commission shall work with the executive office of health and human services to maximize federal reimbursement for clients receiving head injured services
$11,171,360

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; provided further that $50,000 be expended for assistive technologies
$5,010,393

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 graduates from the LPN school of nursing shall work in state-operated facilities for at least 1 year; and provided further, 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 2011
$25,940,788
4180-1100
For the Soldiers? Home in Massachusetts which may expend not more than $370,000 in revenues for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 60 per cent of all revenues generated pursuant to 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 cost 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 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 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
$370,000

Soldiers? Home in Holyoke.

4190-0100
For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers? Home in Holyoke, including the adult day care program, the Maguder House and the Chapin Mansion; 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 2011
$19,539,530
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 co-payments which it may charge to users of the program; provided, that no co-payments shall be imposed or required of any person which exceed the level of co-payments charged in fiscal year 2011
$110,000
4190-0200
For the Soldiers? Home in Holyoke which may expend not more than $35,000 from fees collected from veterans in its care for the purposes of providing 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 said services; 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 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
$35,000
4190-0300
For the Soldiers? Home in Holyoke which may expend not more than $671,530 for the operation of 12 additional long term care beds from revenue generated through the occupancy of these beds; 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 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
$671,530
4190-1100
For the Soldiers? Home in Holyoke which may expend not more than $250,000 for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 40 per cent of all revenues generated pursuant to 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 cost 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 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 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
$250,000

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; and provided further, that the commissioner of youth services, in conjunction with the department of elementary and secondary education, shall submit a report on the status of the department of youth services investment in education and its projected needs in fiscal years 2012 and 2013 to the house and senate committees on ways and means by December 1, 2011
$4,141,463
4200-0100
For supervision, counseling and other community-based services provided to committed youths in nonresidential care programs of the department; provided, that the commissioner may transfer up to 7 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item to items 4200-0200 and 4200-0300; and provided further, that 15 days before any such transfer is made, the commissioner shall file with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a plan showing the amounts to be transferred and the reason for the proposed transfer
$21,619,063
4200-0200
For pretrial detention programs, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs; provided, that the commissioner may transfer up to 7 per cent of the amount appropriated herein to items 4200-0100 and 4200-0300; and provided further, that 15 days before any transfer is made, the commissioner shall file with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a plan showing the amounts to be transferred and the reason for the proposed transfer
$18,256,369
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; provided further, that funds shall be expended to address suicide prevention; provided, that funds may be expended for salaries for teachers at the department of youth services; provided further, that the commissioner may transfer up to 7 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item to items 4200-0100 and 4200-0200; and provided further, that 15 days before any such transfer is made, the commissioner shall file with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a plan showing the amounts to be transferred and the reason for the proposed transfer
$95,970,712
4200-0500
For enhanced salaries for teachers at the department of youth services
$2,500,000

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, 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 be deemed an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if assistance under said chapter 118 is denied, the application shall be transmitted by the department to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department shall, to the extent feasible within the appropriation provided, provide for extended office hours; provided further, that the department shall accomplish the staffing of these extended office hours to the maximum extent possible through the use of flex-time that will allow workers to modify their working hours to accommodate their specific personal and family needs; provided further, that the department shall, to the extent feasible within the appropriation provided, continue and expand the program of placing workers at community and human service organizations for the purposes of facilitating supplemental nutrition assistance program applications and redeterminations; 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; and provided, however, that the information is provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements
$53,084,416
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 may be expended for a grant with Project Bread -The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries, and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; and provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2011 on the status of these programs
$2,933,683
4400-1025
For domestic violence specialists at local area offices
$748,734
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
$57,535,677
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 no less than $3,000,000 shall be expended for providers with whom the department entered into service agreements with in fiscal year 2011 as procured under the Competitive Integrated Employment Service program; provided further, that the young parents program shall receive no less than the amount expended in the previous fiscal year; provided further, that certain parents who have not yet reached the age of 18 years, 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 no less than $50,000 shall be expended for the DTA Works internship program; provided further, that funds shall be provided for learning disability assessments through the University of Massachusetts; provided further, that funds shall be expended for transportation benefits for recipients of temporary aid to families with dependent children; provided further, that funds shall be expended for programs operated through the Massachusetts Office of Refugee and Immigrants; provided further, that the department may expend funds for vocational specialists staffed by the university of Massachusetts; and provided further, that funds may be expended for trauma informed employment services, including Project SAFE
$7,109,035
4403-2000
For a program of transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, benefits under the program of transitional aid to families with dependent children 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 notwithstanding any general or special law or any provisions of this act to the contrary, no benefit under this item shall be made available to illegal or undocumented aliens; provided further, that the need standard shall be equal to the standard in effect in fiscal year 2011 unless the department determines that a reduction in the monthly payment standard should 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, or any successor statute, shall be 2.75 per cent below the otherwise applicable payment standard in fiscal year 2012, pursuant to the state plan required under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996; and pursuant to said act and not withstanding section 218 of chapter 149 of the acts of 2004, or any other special or general law to the contrary, the recipients defined in said section 218 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 found in clause (2) of subsection (i) of said section 110 of said chapter 5 of the acts of 1995, or any successor statute; provided further, that a $40 per month rent allowance shall be paid to all households incurring a rent or mortgage expense and not residing in public housing or subsidized housing; provided further, that a nonrecurring children?s clothing allowance in the amount of $150 may be provided to each child eligible under this program in September 2011, to the extent feasible within appropriation; provided further, that the nonrecurring clothing allotment in fiscal year 2012 shall not be less than $40; provided further, that the children?s clothing allowance shall be included in the standard of need for the month of September 2011; provided further, that benefits under this program shall not be available to those families in which a child has been removed from the household pursuant to a court order after a care and protection hearing under chapter 119 of the General Laws, nor 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 in accordance with department procedures; provided further, that notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 118 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the department shall render aid to pregnant women with no other eligible dependent children only if it has been medically verified that the child is expected to be born within the month the payments are to be made or within the 3 month period after the month of payment, and who, if the child had been born and was living with such woman in the month of payment would be categorically and financially eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits; provided further, that certain families that suffer a reduction in benefits due to a loss of earned income and participation in retrospective budgeting may receive a supplemental benefit to compensate them for the loss; provided further, that the department shall, to the extent feasible within the existing appropriation and funding from other sources, review its disability standards to determine the extent to which they 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 90 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 child care or transportation services for the employment and training program; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended by the department for family reunification benefits or informal child care; provided further, that the department shall provide oral and written notification to all recipients of their child care benefits at the time of application and on a semi-annual basis; provided further, that the notification shall include the full range of child care options available, including center-based child care, family-based child care and in-home relative child care; provided further, that the notification shall detail available child care 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 with respect to eligibility for, or levels of benefits under the program, the department shall take into account the amounts available to it for expenditure by this item so as not to exceed the appropriation; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 90 days before promulgating any eligibility or benefit changes, the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means and with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives a detailed and comprehensive report setting forth the text of, basis, and reasons for the proposed changes; provided further, that the report shall state exactly which components of the current benefit package shall be altered and the department's assessment of the effects of such benefit or eligibility changes upon recipient families and the number of families affected by the benefit changes; provided further, that the report shall outline all steps that the department has taken to avoid or mitigate any such benefit changes; provided further, that the report shall detail the savings realized by any such changes to benefits or eligibility; and provided further, that the report shall state the department?s most accurate assessment of the probable effects of benefit or eligibility changes upon recipient families
$315,980,979
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
$900,000
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
$6,436,708
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 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 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
$222,156,525
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 therefore; 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 individual 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 ex-offender, person over age 45 without a prior work history or person in a residential treatment facility shall be eligible for benefits under this program unless the person otherwise meets the eligibility criteria described in this item and defined by regulations of the department; 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 this program required by this item promptly and within the appropriation; provided further, that in initially implementing the program for this fiscal year, 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 amounts 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 chapter 30A of the General Laws to implement these eligibility or benefit changes or both; provided further, that nothing in this item shall be construed as creating 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, the funds made available in this item shall be the only funds available for the program, and the department shall not spend funds for the program in excess of the amount made available in this item; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 90 days before promulgating any eligibility or benefit changes, the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means and with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives a detailed and comprehensive report setting forth the text of, basis, and reasons for the proposed changes; provided further, that the report shall state exactly which components of the current benefit package shall be altered and the department's assessment of the effects of such benefit or eligibility changes upon recipient families and the number of families affected by the benefit changes; provided further, that the report shall outline all steps that the department has taken to avoid or mitigate any such benefit changes; provided further, that the report shall detail the savings realized by any such changes to benefits or eligibility; and provided further, that the report shall state the department?s most accurate assessment of the probable effects of benefit or eligibility changes upon recipient families
$88,958,966

OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES.

Department of Public Health.

4510-0020
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $375,000 in revenues collected from fees charged by the food protection programs for program costs of the department's food protection program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$375,000
4510-0025
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $889,889 for a school-based sealant program known as the SEAL Program from revenues collected from MassHealth and other third party reimbursement for preventive oral health procedures; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for the costs of personnel; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$889,889
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 $421,539 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
$421,539
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; provided further, that the department shall give specific consideration to additional monies available pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordability Act of 2010, Public Law 111-148 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152; and provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the grants for which it has applied and received approval not later than February 1, 2012
$15,394,748
4510-0110
For community health center services; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended on a statewide program of technical assistance to community health centers to be provided by a state primary care association qualified under section 330(f)(1) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. section 254c(f)(1)
$963,949
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 in accordance with 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 pursuant to chapter 111F of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public health and the joint committee on health care financing on the status of local health inspections of food establishments, consistent with the department of public health food safety regulations and a report on the current waiting list for indoor air inspections by October 3, 2011
$3,205,454
4510-0615
The department 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 $1,584,716 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 not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the C-10 Research & Education Foundation of Newburyport for the purposes of providing radiological monitoring of the six 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
$1,764,716
4510-0616
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,241,668 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 funds may be expended from this item for the costs of personnel; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$1,241,668
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 the mentally retarded 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 to improve the quality of care in long-term care 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; and provided further, that services funded through this item shall include, but not be limited to: education, training, intervention, support, surveillance and evaluation
$6,242,959
4510-0712
For the department of public health which may expend not more than $1,562,309 in revenues collected from the licensure of health facilities for program costs of the division of health care quality; provided, that the department may expend not more than $877,402 from revenues collected from individuals applying for emergency medical technician licensure and recertification; 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 revenue and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$2,439,711
4510-0715
For the operation of a center for primary care recruitment and placement to improve access to primary care services
$157,000
4510-0716
For the operation of an evidenced-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 diagnose prescription drugs
$93,000
4510-0721
For the operation and administration of the board of registration in nursing
$795,800
4510-0722
For the operation and administration of the board of registration in pharmacy
$194,806
4510-0723
For the operation and administration of the board of registration in medicine and the committee on acupuncture
$997,001
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 care
$273,383
4510-0726
For the board of registration in medicine, including the physician profiles program; provided, that the board may expend revenues not to exceed $300,000 from new revenues associated with increased license and renewal fees
$300,000
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 C-MED medical emergency communications centers that were in existence on January 1, 1992, shall remain the designated councils and C-MED communications centers
$931,959
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
$3,160,740
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 particular attention shall be paid to direct funding proportionately to each of the demographic groups afflicted by HIV/AIDS and associated conditions; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for disease research in fiscal year 2012
$31,597,810
4512-0106
For the department of public health which may expend for the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome drug assistance program an amount not to exceed $7,500,000 from revenues received from pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in the section 340B rebate program of the Public Health Service Act, administered by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration and Office of Pharmacy Affairs
$7,500,000
4512-0200
For the division of substance abuse services, including a program to reimburse driver alcohol education programs for services provided for court adjudicated indigent clients; provided, that programs shall receive the same percentage of funding in fiscal year 2012 as received in fiscal year 2011; and provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for Self Esteem Boston?s substance abuse direct service prevention, and provider training programs
$74,810,802
4512-0201
For substance abuse step-down recovery services, otherwise known as level B beds and services, and other critical recovery services with severely reduced capacity; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA object class; and provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report on the number of individuals served by the step-down recovery services program
$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 at least 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 office of the commissioner of probation if: (a) there is reason to believe that the individual being diverted suffers from an addiction to OxyContin or heroin, or other substance use disorder; and (b) the diversion of an 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 office of the commissioner of probation and the department of correction; 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; and provided further, that not later than August 2, 2011, the department of public health shall provide a report to the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means as to the outcomes of the program and the cost of operations
$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 or controlled substances or both alcohol and controlled substances
$1,500,000
4512-0225
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,000,000 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, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$1,000,000
4512-0500
For dental health services; provided, that funds shall be expended to maintain a program of dental services for the developmentally disabled; provided further, that the department shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a quarterly report on the number of children served by this dental health services program and the number of children waiting to be served by the program; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the Forsyth Institute?s Center for Children?s Oral Health
$1,395,761
4513-1000
For the provision of family health services; provided, that funds shall be provided 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; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the Massachusetts birth defects monitoring program
$4,656,797
4513-1002
For women, infants and children?s, 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
$12,366,617
4513-1012
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $24,510,000 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$24,510,000
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 services 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 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 fully reimburse the department of public health for all 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 senate and house committees on ways and means 90 days prior to any change to its current eligibility criteria; provided further, that these funds may be used to pay for current and prior year claims; provided further, that the department of public health shall report no later than April 2, 2012 on the number of children, by community, receiving early intervention services who without early intervention services are likely to require special education services; and provided further, that the department shall provide services to eligible children through one service delivery model and shall not determine eligibility for services based on family insurance status
$31,144,420
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
$65,494
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 funds shall be expended for a veterans in crisis hotline; provided further, that the hotline shall be for the use of 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; and provided further, that the hotline shall be staffed by counselors or outreach programs contracted by the department and trained in issues of mental health counseling and veterans services
$3,569,444
4513-1111
For the promotion of health and disease prevention which may include: breast cancer prevention; diabetes screening and outreach; ovarian cancer screening; a statewide STOP stroke program and ongoing stroke prevention and education; 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; colorectal cancer prevention; hepatitis C prevention and management; prostate cancer screening, education and treatment with a particular focus on African American males; osteoporosis education; maintenance of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis registry created pursuant to section 25A of chapter 111 of the General Laws; and maintenance of the statewide lupus database; provided, that funds may be expended for the operation of the Betsy Lehman Center for patient safety
$3,400,000
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 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 gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender communities; and provided further, that funds may be expended for classroom-based domestic violence prevention education programs administered in item 0340-0900 in fiscal year 2009
$5,507,970
4516-0263
For the department of public health; provided, that said department may expend not more than $1,112,974 in revenues from various blood lead testing fees collected from insurers and individuals for the purpose of conducting such tests; 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$1,112,974
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 the department shall give priority to the analysis of samples used in the prosecution of controlled substances offenses; provided further, that funds shall be expended for an eastern encephalitis testing program and for tuberculosis testing and treatment services; provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for administrative, space or energy expenses of the department not directly related to personnel or programs funded in this item; and provided further, that funds from this item may be expended for the purchase of equipment for the drug laboratory at the state laboratory institute
$12,713,002
4516-1010
For state matching funds required by the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act
$2,272,509
4516-1022
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $250,619 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 said 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$250,619
4518-0200
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $415,275 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 for the purpose of establishing 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$415,275
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 in accordance with guidelines issued by the department; provided further, that portions of the grants may be used for state agency purchases of designated services identified by the community service plans; provided further, that funding shall be expended on those communities with the highest teen birth rates according to an annual statistical estimate conducted by the department; provided further, that funds shall be expended on programming directed at children under the care of the department of children and families who are at high risk for teenage pregnancy; and provided further, that the department shall collaborate with the department of children and families on this programming
$2,378,410
4570-1502
For the purposes of implementing a proactive statewide infection prevention and control program
$251,281
4580-1000
For the operation of the universal immunization program; provided, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for administrative or energy expenses of the department not directly related to programs funded in this item; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the costs of purchasing and distributing childhood vaccines for children in this item may be assessed, in an amount equivalent to the department?s projected fiscal year 2012 costs, on surcharge payers under section 38 of chapter 118G of the General Laws and may be collected in a manner consistent with said chapter 118G
$51,372,377
4590-0250
For school health services and school-based health centers in public and non-public schools; provided, that services shall include, but not be limited to: (a) strengthening the infrastructure of school health services in the areas of personnel and policy development, programming and interdisciplinary collaboration; (b) developing linkages between school health services programs and community health providers; (c) incorporating health education programs, including tobacco prevention and cessation activities in school curricula and in the provision of school based health services; and (d) incorporating obesity prevention programs, including nutrition and wellness programs, in school curricula to address the nutrition and lifestyle habits needed for healthy development; provided further, that 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 the department shall expend the same percentage of funds for the school nurse programs as expended in fiscal year 2011; provided further, that funds may be expended to address the recommendations of the permanent commission on gay and lesbian youth, established in section 67 of chapter 3 of the General Laws, for the reduction of health disparities for gay, lesbian bisexual and transgendered youth; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the Massachusetts Model of Community Coalitions
$11,597,967
4590-0300
For smoking prevention and cessation programs
$4,150,703
4590-0912
For the department of public health which may expend an amount not to exceed $16,457,488 from reimbursements collected for Western Massachusetts Hospital services, subject to the approval of the commissioner of public health; provided, that such revenues may be expended for the purpose of hospital-related costs, including personnel, capital expenditures, DD object class chargebacks and motor vehicle replacement; provided further, that all revenues expended shall be pursuant to schedules submitted to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, 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 pursuant to chapter 118E of the General Laws for all goods and services provided by the hospital in accordance with all federal requirements; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the 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; 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that no funds appropriated herein shall be expended for administrative, space or energy expenses of the department not directly related to personnel or programs funded in this item
$16,457,488
4590-0913
For the department of public health which may expend not more than $499,827 for payments received for those services provided by the Lemuel Shattuck hospital to inmates of county correctional facilities; 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 lesser of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$499,827
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 no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for administrative, space or energy expenses of the department not directly related to personnel or programs funded in this item; provided further, that reimbursements received for medical services provided at the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital to inmates of state sheriff correctional facilities not managed by private health care vendors shall be credited to item 4590-0903 of section 2B; 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 of county correctional facilities who are treated at the public health hospitals
$139,037,382
4590-0917
For the department of public health, which may expend an amount not to exceed $4,046,265 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 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
$4,046,265
4590-1503
For the pediatric palliative care program established in section 24K of chapter 111 of the General Laws
$790,732
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 one-time and grants may not annualize in fiscal year 2013; provided further, that the department of public health shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office of administration and finance not later than November 1, 2011, detailing the grant amount awarded to each recipient and a description of each grant; and provided further, that each grant recipient shall provide the department of public health with a comprehensive list of best practices that have been instituted as a result of these grants
$1,000,000
4590-1507
For matching grants to the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, the Alliance of Massachusetts YMCAs, the YWCA organizations, nonprofit community centers, and youth development programs; provided, that the department of public health shall award the full amount of each grant to each organization previously included in the youth-at-risk grants, upon commitment of matching funds from such organizations; provided further, that each organization previously included in the youth-at-risk grants shall receive in fiscal year 2012 a grant amount not less than that received in fiscal year 2011; and provided further, that funds granted to the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs must be distributed equally between said recipient?s member organizations
$1,700,000

OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES.

Department of Children and Families.
4800-0015
For central and area office administration; provided, that the associated expenses of employees whose AA and DD object class costs are paid from item 4800-1100 shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the compensation of unit 8 employees; provided further, that the department shall not place a child or adolescent referred by, or discharged from, the care of the department of mental health until the latter department 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, is more appropriate for group care; provided further, that the department, in consultation with the department of mental health, shall assist the latter department 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 child care 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 child care 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 by October 3, 2011, the department shall issue draft revised regulations for public comment which shall ensure that the department maintains an independent, timely and fair administrative hearings system and shall issue final regulations by December 1, 2011; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2011, the department shall: (a) revise its procedures to ensure that newly requested administrative hearings are scheduled and decided upon on a timely basis and (b) submit to the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities a plan for eliminating its backlog of administrative hearing requests; provided further, that the plan shall identify the number of fair hearing requests that were pending as of July 1, 2011, and shall set quarterly benchmarks for elimination of the backlog; provided further, that not later than February 15, 2012, the department shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children and families a report detailing the number of medical and psychiatric personnel currently employed by or under contract with the department; provided further, that the report shall include the number of foster care reviews conducted by the department and the average length of time in which each review is completed; provided further, that the report shall contain the number of the department?s contracts reviewed by the state auditor and the number of corrective action plans issued; provided further, that the report shall also include the number of corrective action plans entered into by the department; provided further, that the report shall include the number of social workers and supervisors who have earned a bachelors? or masters? degree in social work; provided further, that the report shall include 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 month to the senate and house committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children and families on the caseload of the department; provided further, that caseloads provided in this report shall include: 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 child care and the number of children presently receiving supportive child care, and the number of medical and psychiatric consultation requests made by the department?s social workers; provided further, that the report shall include the number of approved foster care placements; provided further, that the report shall also include 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; provided further, that the report shall include 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; provided further, that the report shall also contain the number of children served by supervised visitation centers and the number of those children who are reunified with their families; provided further, that the report shall also contain information on 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; provided further, that the report shall also contain, for each area office, the number of kinship guardianship subsidies provided in the month covered by the report and the number of kinship guardianship subsidies provided in that month for which federal reimbursement was received; provided further, that the report shall also contain, for each area office, the total spending on services other than case management services provided to families for the purposes of keeping a child with his parents or reunifying the child with his parents, spending by type of the service, and the unduplicated number of families that receive the services; provided further, that the report shall also contain for each area office, the total number of families in the month residing in shelter 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 shelter; provided further, that the report shall include, for each area office, broken down by type of service, the number of requests for voluntary services, 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; provided further, that the report shall also contain 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; provided further, that not later than November 2, 2011, 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 and families that includes any rules, regulations, or guidelines established by the department to carry out its duties pursuant to chapter 119 of the General Laws, including, but not limited to: (a) criteria used to determine whether a child has been abused or neglected; (b) guidelines for removal of a child from the home; and (c) standards to determine what reasonable efforts are made to keep a child in the home; provided further, that if the number of foster children under the care of the department in the third quarter is lower than the number of foster children under the care of the department for the first and second quarters, foster children in the care of the department may receive a clothing allowance for the fourth quarter at an amount up to the amount provided in Fiscal Year 2011;provided further, that the commissioner of the department of children and families may transfer funds between items, 4800-0038, 4800-0040 and 4800-0041 for services only and no transfers shall be made for adiministrative costs, 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 15 days prior to any such transfer; provided further, that not more than 5 per cent of any item shall be transferred in fiscal year 2012; and provided further, that no funds shall be transferred from 4800-0040 to any of those items
$63,677,819
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
$2,824,059
4800-0030
For the continuation of local and regional administration and coordination of services provided by lead agencies through purchase-of-service contracts; provided, that flex services required by this item and provided by these agencies shall be funded from this item; and provided further, that funding shall only be expended in the MM object class
$9,300,000
4800-0036
For a sexual abuse intervention network program to be administered in conjunction with the district attorneys
$697,508
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, support services for foster, kinship and adoptive families and juvenile firesetter programs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a contract with Julie's Family Learning Program, Inc. in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that the regional offices shall work with the contracted entities for children placed in the intensive foster care system and with the receiving communities of these children to ensure all necessary services are provided; provided further, that funding shall be expended on children?s advocacy centers, services for child victims of sexual abuse and assault; provided further, that funds may be expended on programs that received funding in fiscal year 2011; provided further, that funding may be expended on supervised visitation programs; and, provided further, that a children?s advocacy center shall be established in Bristol County
$242,757,069
4800-0040
For family preservation and reunification; provided, that services shall include family support and stabilization services provided by the department; 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
$39,750,000
4800-0041
For congregate care services; provided, that funds may be expended from this item to provide intensive community-based services, including intensive in-home support and stabilization services, to children who would otherwise be placed in residential 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 wherever possible before recommending placement in a residential setting
$193,564,169
4800-0091
For the department of children and families which may expend not more than $2,058,735 in federal reimbursements received under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act during fiscal year 2012 for the purposes of developing a training institute for professional development at the department of children and families with the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Salem State University; provided, that for the purposes of accommodating 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 lesser 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 $2,058,735 shall be credited to the General Fund
$2,058,735
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 in order to prevent the inappropriate use of juvenile cells in police stations for such offenders, in compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, as amended; provided, that the programs which provide the alternative non-secure placements shall collaborate with the appropriate county 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
$270,919
4800-1100
For the AA and DD object class costs of the department?s social workers; provided, that funds shall be directed toward mitigating social worker caseloads in those area offices furthest above the statewide weighted caseload standard and toward achieving a social worker caseload ratio of 18 to 1 statewide; and 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
$159,452,441
4800-1400
For shelters and support services for people at risk of domestic violence; 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 shall include supervised visitation programs, and scattered site transitional housing programs, including programs to assist victims of domestic violence in finding and maintaining permanent housing; provided further, that participants in battered women?s programs shall be provided with information regarding local transitional housing resources; provided further, that funding shall be made available to enhance counseling services for children who have witnessed domestic violence; provided further, that funding shall be made available for emergency shelters for substance abusing battered women; provided further, that funding shall be made available for a statewide domestic violence hotline; provided further, that the department shall continue to provide any match funding required by federal program regulations; provided further, that domestic violence prevention specialists shall be funded from this item
$20,725,062

OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES.

Department of Mental Health.
5011-0100
For the operation of the department of mental health
$26,747,749
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; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the Child Psychiatry Access Project
$71,773,509
5046-0000
For adult mental health and support services; provided, that the department shall allocate funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 from item 5095-0015 to this item, as necessary, pursuant to allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to any such transfer, for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving care at department facilities; provided further, that jail diversion programs in operation and receiving funding from the department of mental health as of June 1, 2011 shall continue to receive funding in fiscal year 2012; and 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 2012, not later than February 1, 2012
$329,285,802
5046-2000
For homelessness services
$20,134,424
5046-4000
For the department of mental health which may expend not more than $125,000 in revenue 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 the department shall continue an interagency service agreement with the executive office of health and human services for the purchase of services and for such other services as the agreement may provide; 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; and provided further, that the emergency service programs shall take all reasonable steps to identify and invoice the third party insurer of all persons serviced by the programs
$35,122,197
5055-0000
For forensic services provided by the department; provided, that funds may be expended for Juvenile Court Clinics
$8,097,163
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.E. 527 U.S. 581 and to enhance care for clients served by the department, the department shall discharge clients residing in the inpatient facilities to residential services in the community when the following criteria are met: (a) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; (b) community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and (c) the cost to the commonwealth of serving the client in the community is less than or equal to the cost of serving the client in inpatient care; provided further, that any client transferred to another inpatient facility as the result of a facility closure shall receive a level of care that is equal to or better 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; and provided further, that the department shall file a report with the secretary of administration and finance and the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways on or before December 31, 2011, detailing the procedure, implementation and timing for the closure of any existing inpatient hospital beds and shall include a determination of the capacity in the inpatient public mental health system to effectively and appropriately meet the needs of individuals suffering from mental illness and whether individuals are receiving timely access to state hospital beds
$146,732,857
5095-0017
For the department of mental health, which may expend not more than $10,000,000 in revenue transferred to the General Fund from trust funds authorized in section 16 of chapter 19 of the General Laws; provided, that funds from this item may support inpatient or community services; provided further, that the department may allocate funds from this item to items 5046-0000 and 5095-0015 as necessary, under allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days before any transfer; provided further, that the department of mental health shall submit a biannual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse detailing the services provided in this item, including but not limited to the number of clients who a) entered state inpatient facilities, b) were discharged from state inpatient facilities, and c) received community mental health services by service type; provided further, that all inpatient data shall be organized by facility; provided further, that the department shall submit the first report by February 1, 2012 and shall include data for the first six months of the fiscal year; and provided further, that the department shall submit the second report by August 1, 2012 and shall include data for the second six months of the fiscal year
$10,000,000

Department of Developmental Services.

5911-1003
For the administration and operations of the department of developmental services; provided, that the department shall not charge user fees for transportation or community day services; and provided further, that the department shall not charge fees for eligibility determination for services provided by the department or for applications of requests for transfer of guardianship
$60,672,283
5911-2000
For transportation costs associated with the adult services program; provided, that the department shall provide transportation on the basis of priority of need as determined by the department
$11,641,431
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 2011 pursuant to item 5920-5000 of section 2 of chapter 131 of the acts of 2010; provided further, that the commissioner of the department of developmental services shall transfer funds from this item to item 5920-2010, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan, which shall detail, by object class, the distribution of said 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 2012
$751,797,120
5920-2002
For court monitor costs in compliance with the terms of the Rolland settlement agreement, dated June 16, 2008, Civil Action No. 98-30208-KPN, filed in the United States District Court of Massachusetts in order to provide active services for class members
$400,000
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
$164,790,661
5920-2025
For community-based day and work programs for adults
$124,267,971
5920-3000
For respite services and intensive family supports; provided, that the department shall pursue the highest rates of federal reimbursement possible for such services
$41,004,298
5920-3010
For contracted support services for families with autistic children through the autism division at the department of developmental services; provided, that funds shall be expended for the purposes of providing services under the Children?s Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $3,000,000 on the Children?s Autism Spectrum Disorder Waiver; provided further, that at a minimum, 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 income eligibility for the waiver shall not be any lower than MassHealth standard income eligibility for children; provided further, that the department shall take all steps necessary to ensure that eligible children with autism immediately begin to receive services pursuant to such waiver; provided further, that the department shall immediately file any waiver amendments 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 4, 2012; and 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 any amended waiver 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
$4,621,177
5920-5000
For services to clients of the department who turn 22 years of age during state fiscal year 2012; provided, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 4, 2012, 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
$5,000,000
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.E. 527 U.S. 581 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, in this item called ICF/MRs, to residential services in the community if the following criteria are met: (a) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; (b) community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and (c) the cost to the commonwealth of serving the client in the community is less than or equal to the cost of serving the client in ICF/MRs; provided further, that any client transferred to another ICF/MR as the result of a facility closure shall receive a level of care that is equal to or better than the care that had been received at the closed ICF/MR; 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 ICF/MRs; provided further, 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; provided further, that at least 6 months prior to closing each of the aforementioned ICF/MRs, the secretary of housing and economic development or his designee and the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance or his designee shall meet jointly with affected municipal officials and produce a plan for the timely demolition of buildings, remediation of hazardous materials and future use of the property, including disposition by the commonwealth for redevelopment or conservation, if appropriate; provided further, that the department shall report on all efforts to comply with the provisions of the Olmstead decision, the enhancement of care within available resources to clients served by the department and the steps taken to consolidate or close intermittent care facilities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, in this item called ICF/MRs; provided further, that the department shall submit a progress report to the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities and the house and senate committees on ways and means on such initiatives by December 1, 2011, including both past actions and proposed future actions; provided further, that the department shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities 120 days prior to terminating community services provided at the Fernald Developmental Center, including but not limited to services provided at the Greene Pool; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the division of capital asset and management and maintenance shall, when providing for the disposition of the Fernald Developmental Center parcels, grant priority to bidders that demonstrate the ability and willingness to continue the operation of certain community service including, but not limited to, those provided at the Greene Pool
$142,156,836
5982-1000
For the department of developmental services which may expend not more than $150,000 accrued through the sale of milk and other farm-related and forestry products at the Templeton Developmental Center for program costs of the center, including supplies, equipment, and maintenance of the facility; provided, 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 therefore as reported in the state accounting system
$150,000

Board of Library Commissioners.

7000-9101
For the operation of the board of library commissioners
$914,448
7000-9401
For state aid to regional public libraries; provided, that the board of library commissioners may provide quarterly advances of funds for purposes authorized by clauses (1) and (2) 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 CMR 2; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in calculating the fiscal year 2012 distribution of funds appropriated in this item, the board of library commissioners shall employ population figures used to calculate the fiscal year 2011 distribution; and 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 and requiring that physical locations be maintained in both eastern and western Massachusetts to serve the residents of those regions; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the library of the commonwealth shall receive not less than thirty-five and nine tenths cents for each resident of the commonwealth
$9,131,475
7000-9402
For the talking book library at the Worcester public library
$421,143
7000-9406
For the Braille and talking book library at Watertown, including the operation of the machine lending agency
$2,241,016
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 any money under 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 service 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 2012 for a period of not more than 1 year; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, of the amount by which this item exceeds the amount appropriated in chapter 194 of the acts of 1998, funds shall be distributed under the guidelines of the municipal equalization grant program, the library incentive grant program and the nonresident circulation offset program; and provided further, that 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, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary
$6,823,657
7000-9506
For the technology and automated resource sharing networks
$1,929,238

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; 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
$410,140
7002-0017
For the provision of information technology services within the executive office of housing and economic development, including the homeless management information system
$2,067,930

Department of Housing and Community Development.

7004-0001
For the commission on Indian affairs
$99,010
7004-0099
For the operation of the department of housing and community development; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may make expenditures for the purposes of the department 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 for the purpose of making these expenditures; provided further, that expenditures made against the account shall not be subject to appropriation and may include the cost of personnel; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, the department may conduct annual verifications of household income levels based upon state tax returns for the purposes of administering the state and federal housing subsidy programs funded in items 7004-9005, 7004-9024, 7004-9030, 7004-9033, 7004-9316 and items 7004-9009, 7004-9014, 7004-9019, 7004-9020 of section 2D; provided further, that as a condition of eligibility or continued occupancy by an applicant or a 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 a tenant to provide a social security number for use in verification of income eligibility; provided further, that the department may also consult with the department of revenue, the department of transitional assistance or any other state or federal agency to conduct this income verification; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, these state agencies shall consult and cooperate with the department and furnish any information in the possession of the agencies including, but not limited to, tax returns and applications for public assistance or financial aid; provided further, that for the purposes of 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 for the purpose of verifying the income and eligibility of participants in federally assisted housing programs and that of members of the participants? households; provided further, that for the purpose of clarification only, notwithstanding section 12 of chapter 490 of the acts of 1980, the department may authorize neighborhood housing services corporations to retain, re-assign and reloan 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, 2011, reaffirm regulations clarifying that a household that otherwise qualifies for any preference or priority for state subsidized housing or rental assistance based on homeless or at-risk status shall retain that preference or priority notwithstanding receipt of rental assistance that is intended to be temporary including, but not limited to, any temporary or bridge subsidies provided with state or federal funds; 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, however, that the information is provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Holbrook for a one-time community action grant which will fund an upgrade to town facilities; and provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended annually for provisions of emergency services that provide domestic violence intervention, workforce development, housing assistance, foreclosure prevention assistance, operation of food vouchers, winter coats for kids and holiday dinners operated by Community Action Programs Inter-City, Inc. for the communities of Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop
$6,742,317
7004-0100
For the operations of the homeless shelter and services unit, including the compensation of caseworkers and support personnel
$4,970,557
7004-0101
For certain expenses of the emergency assistance program pursuant to section 30 of chapter 23B of the General Laws as follows: (i) contracted family shelters; (ii) congregate emergency housing programs; provided, that eligibility shall be limited to families with income at or below 115 per cent of the 2009 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 or assistance due to exceeding the income limit for a period of 6 months from the date that the 115 per cent level was exceeded; provided further, that preventative services shall be administered by the department of housing and community development and shall be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis; provided further, that the department shall include landlord/tenant mediation, legal assistance to prevent eviction, and housing search stabilization services; provided further, that amounts for aforementioned services shall not impair the department?s ability to sign adequate shelter contracts; provided further, that those families that shall be eligible for assistance through a temporary emergency family shelter shall include (a) families that there are at risk of domestic abuse in their current housing situation; (b) families that, through no fault of their own, are homeless due to fire or natural disaster; and (c) those families with a head of household 21 years and younger which shall be served through a young families congregate housing program; provided further, that such facilities shall not be subject to licensing requirements of the executive office of health and human services; 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 families may receive temporary assistance from this item to compensate for timing placement issues with item 7004-0108; provided further, temporary assistance under this item shall be terminated upon the offer of available housing or housing assistance necessary to maintain housing under 7004-0108; provided further, a family may not decline an offer for available housing or housing assistance necessary to maintain housing provided that the offer adequately accommodates the size and disabilities of the family and the new housing placement shall not result in a job loss for the client; provided further, any family that declines an adequate offer of available housing or housing assistance necessary to maintain housing shall become ineligible for assistance from this item; provided further, that any family receiving benefits pursued to section 30 of chapter 23B as of June 30, 2011 shall not become ineligible for temporary emergency family shelter benefits if any such family in which the head of household is more than 21 years of age shall transfer to the short-term housing transition program, as such assistance becomes available, and any such family in which the head of household is not more than 21 years of age shall transfer to a young families congregate housing facility, as such facilities become available; provided further, that the department shall establish reasonable requirements for such families to escrow a portion of their income; provided further, that the escrowed funds shall be exempt from otherwise applicable asset limits; provided further, that the family may withdraw the amount placed in escrow upon transition to permanent housing or losing eligibility for shelter services; provided further, that benefits under this item shall be provided only to residents 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 shall take all steps necessary to enforce regulations to prevent abuse of the emergency assistance program, including a wage match agreement with the department of revenue; provided further, that no emergency assistance expenditures shall be paid from this item unless explicitly authorized; 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 eligibility for shelter by an otherwise eligible family shall not be impaired by prior receipt of any non-shelter benefit; 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 line item; provided further, that should a family with a child under the age of 3 be placed in a hotel or motel, the department of housing and community development shall ensure that the hotel or motel provides a crib for each child under the age of 3 that meets all the state and federal safety codes; provided further, that notwithstanding any other general or special law to the contrary, the department shall immediately provide shelter for up to 30 days to families who appear to be ineligible 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 shelter benefits received under the preceding proviso shall not render a family ineligible under any regulation providing that 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 not to be eligible for continuing shelter benefits shall be eligible for aid pending a timely appeal pursuant to chapter 23B of the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall not impose unreasonable requirements for third-party verification and shall accept verifications from a family whenever reasonable; provided further, that the department shall use its best efforts to ensure that a family placed by the emergency assistance program shall be provided with access to refrigeration and basic cooking facilities; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 60 days before promulgating any such eligibility restrictions or benefit reductions, the undersecretary shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means that the clerks of the senate and house of representatives a determination by the secretary of housing and economic development that available appropriations from the program will be insufficient to meet projected expenses and a report setting for such proposed changes; provided further, that any