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  • FY 2015 Conference Committee Report
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    Brian S. Dempsey

    House Ways and Means Chair
    Brian S. Dempsey (Bio)

     
     

    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, 2015, are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for that fiscal year as set forth and authorized in section 2. The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts from each such source by each such fund, furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with the projected receipts set forth in this section, and include a full statement comparing such actual and projected receipts in the annual report for that fiscal year pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws. These quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

    Fiscal Year 2015 Revenue by Source and Budgeted Fund (in Millions)

     

    All

     

    Commonwealth

     

    Other

     

    Budgeted

    General

    Transportation

    Tourism

    Budgeted

    Source

    Funds*

    Fund

    Fund

    Fund

    Funds

    Alcoholic Beverages

    79.2

    79.2

     

     

     

    Cigarettes

    513.0

    513.0

     

     

     

    Corporations

    2,000.0

    2,000.0

     

     

     

    Deeds

    232.6

    232.6

     

     

     

    Estate Inheritance

    304.3

    304.3

     

     

     

    Financial Institutions

    4.8

    4.8

     

     

     

    Income

    14,020.8

    14,020.8

     

     

     

    Insurance

    413.5

    413.5

     

     

     

    Motor Fuels

    771.5

     

    770.5

     

    1.0

    Public Utilities

    (1.8)

    (1.8)

     

     

     

    Room Occupancy

    141.7

    92.1

     

    49.6

     

    Sales - Regular

    4,038.8

    4,038.8

     

     

     

    Sales - Meals

    997.7

    997.7

     

     

     

    Sales - Motor Vehicles

    783.3

    257.1

    526.2

     

     

    Miscellaneous

    15.4

    15.4

     

     

     

    UI Surcharges

    22.2

     

     

     

    22.2

    Total Tax Revenues

    24,337.0

    22,967.5

    1,296.7

    49.6

    23.2

    SBA Transfer

    (771.5)

    (771.5)

     

     

     

    MBTA Transfer

    (811.3)

    (811.3)

     

     

     

    Pension Transfer

    (1,793.0)

    (1,793.0)

     

     

     

    Workforce Training Fund Transfer

    (22.2)

     

     

     

    (22.2)

    Total Consensus Taxes for Budget

    20,928.1

    19,580.8

    1,296.7

    49.6

    1.0

    Tax Settlement Alignment

    240.0

    240.0

     

     

     

    Delay of FAS 109 Deduction

    45.8

    45.8

     

     

     

    Non-Tax Revenue

     

     

     

     

     

    Federal Reimbursements

    9,484.3

    9,478.6

     

     

    5.6

    Departmental Revenues

    3,613.5

    2,927.2

    666.9

     

    19.4

    Consolidated Transfers

    1,838.7

    1,738.9

    75.0

    1.3

    23.5

    Grand Total

    36,150.4

    34,011.3

    2,038.6

    50.9

    49.5

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

    SECTION 1B. The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts of non-tax revenues by each department, board, commission or institution to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with projected receipts set forth herein and to include a full statement comparing such receipts with projected receipts in the annual report for fiscal year 2015 pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws. The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

    Non-Tax Revenue: Department

    Summary

     

    Federal

    Departmental

    Budgeted

    Total

     

    Revenue Source

    Revenues

    Revenues

    Transfers

    Unrestricted

    Total Restricted

    Judiciary

     

     

     

     

     

    Supreme Judicial Court

    $0

    $2,938,660

    $0

    $2,938,660

    $0

    Committee for Public Counsel

    $0

    $8,950,000

    $0

    $50,000

    $8,900,000

    Appeals Court

    $0

    $375,960

    $0

    $375,960

    $0

    Trial Court

    $0

    $98,478,871

    $0

    $98,478,871

    $0

    TOTAL:

    $0

    $110,743,491

    $0

    $101,843,491

    $8,900,000

    District Attorneys

     

     

     

     

     

    TOTAL:

    $0

    $0

    $0

     

     

    Secretary of the Commonwealth

     

     

     

     

     

    Secretary of the Commonwealth

    $0

    $229,004,082

    $0

    $228,989,082

    $15,000

    TOTAL:

    $0

    $229,004,082

    $0

    $228,989,082

    $15,000

    Treasurer and Receiver-General

     

     

     

     

     

    Office of the Treasurer

    $20,000,000

    $82,832,720

    $179,318,296

    $261,919,187

    $20,231,829

    Cultural Commission

    $0

    $10,000

    $11,035,629

    $11,045,629

    $0

    State Lottery Commission

    $0

    $155,000

    $1,045,753,724

    $186,881,165

    $859,027,559

    TOTAL:

    $20,000,000

    $82,997,720

    $1,236,107,649

    $459,845,981

    $879,259,388

    Attorney General

     

     

     

     

     

    Office of the Attorney General

    $4,305,408

    $49,807,042

    $0

    $52,112,450

    $2,000,000

    TOTAL:

    $4,305,408

    $49,807,042

    $0

    $52,112,450

    $2,000,000

    Inspector General

     

     

     

     

     

    Office of the Inspector General

    $0

    $650,000

    $0

    $0

    $650,000

    TOTAL:

    $0

    $650,000

    $0

    $0

    $650,000

    Office of Campaign and Political

     

     

     

     

     

    Finance

     

     

     

     

     

    Office of Campaign and Political

     

     

     

     

     

    Finance

    $0

    $177,650

    $0

    $177,650

    $0

    TOTAL:

    $0

    $177,650

    $0

    $177,650

    $0

    Massachusetts Commission

     

     

     

     

     

    Against Discrimination

     

     

     

     

     

    Massachusetts Commission Against

     

     

     

     

     

    Discrimination

    $2,053,911

    $205,000

    $0

    $0

    $2,258,911

    TOTAL:

    $2,053,911

    $205,000

    $0

    $0

    $2,258,911

    State Ethics Commission

     

     

     

     

     

    Non-Tax Revenue: Department

    Summary

     

    Federal

    Departmental

    Budgeted

    Total

     

    Revenue Source

    Revenues

    Revenues

    Transfers

    Unrestricted

    Total Restricted

    State Ethics Commission

    $0

    $79,928

    $0

    $0

    $79,928

    TOTAL:

    $0

    $79,928

    $0

    $0

    $79,928

    Office of the State Comptroller

     

     

     

     

     

    Office of the State Comptroller

    $51,777

    $5,091,658

    $286,427,919

    $291,571,354

    $0

    TOTAL:

    $51,777

    $5,091,658

    $286,427,919

    $291,571,354

    $0

    Executive Office for

     

     

     

     

     

    Administration and Finance

     

     

     

     

     

    Secretary of Administration and

     

     

     

     

     

    Finance

    $0

    $5,500,000

    $73,440,741

    $73,440,741

    $5,500,000

    Division of Capital Asset

     

     

     

     

     

    Management & Maintenance

    $0

    $19,976,310

    $0

    $3,176,310

    $16,800,000

    Bureau of State Office Buildings

    $0

    $4,522

    $0

    $4,522

    $0

    Civil Service Commission

    $0

    $15,000

    $0

    $15,000

    $0

    Group Insurance Commission

    $0

    $773,029,314

    $209,563,858

    $980,520,624

    $2,072,548

    Division of Administrative Law

     

     

     

     

     

    Appeals

    $0

    $13,000

    $0

    $13,000

    $0

    Department of Revenue

    $48,193,022

    $143,658,769

    $0

    $185,304,511

    $6,547,280

    Appellate Tax Board

    $0

    $2,257,534

    $0

    $1,857,534

    $400,000

    Human Resources Division

    $0

    $2,648,863

    $0

    $0

    $2,648,863

    Operational Services Division

    $0

    $18,426,350

    $0

    $7,921,743

    $10,504,607

    Information Technology Division

    $0

    $5,454,800

    $0

    $300

    $5,454,500

    TOTAL:

    $48,193,022

    $970,984,462

    $283,004,599

    $1,252,254,285

    $49,927,798

    Executive Office of Energy &

     

     

     

     

     

    Environmental Affairs

     

     

     

     

     

    Executive Office of Energy &

     

     

     

     

     

    Environmental Affairs

    $0

    $4,797,000

    $0

    $4,417,000

    $380,000

    Department of Environmental

     

     

     

     

     

    Protection

    $0

    $33,726,927

    $0

    $27,455,882

    $6,271,045

    Department of Fish and Game

    $5,635,000

    $11,181,714

    $130,000

    $16,528,725

    $417,989

    Department of Agricultural

     

     

     

     

     

    Resources

    $0

    $5,734,145

    $0

    $5,734,145

    $0

    Department of Conservation and

     

     

     

     

     

    Recreation

    $0

    $23,285,924

    $0

    $9,144,251

    $14,141,673

    Department of Public Utilities

    $0

    $16,910,455

    $0

    $14,535,455

    $2,375,000

    Department of Energy Resources

    $0

    $4,673,948

    $0

    $4,673,948

    $0

    TOTAL:

    $5,635,000

    $100,310,113

    $130,000

    $82,489,406

    $23,585,707

    Executive Office of Health and

     

     

     

     

     

    Human Services

     

     

     

     

     

    Department of Veterans' Services

    $0

    $580,000

    $0

    $15,000

    $565,000

    Secretary of Health and Human

     

     

     

     

     

    Services

    $5,927,580,080

    $903,222,693

    $1,000,000

    $6,546,802,773

    $285,000,000

    Division of Health Care Finance and

     

     

     

     

     

    Policy

    $0

    $27,403,226

    $0

    $23,403,226

    $4,000,000

    Mass Commission for the Blind

    $3,077,082

    $7,500

    $0

    $3,084,582

    $0

    Massachusetts Rehabilitation

    $3,664,236

    $30,000

    $0

    $3,694,236

    $0

    Commission

    Mass Commission for the Deaf

    $190,324

    $4,000

    $0

    $194,324

    $0

    Chelsea Soldiers' Home

    $12,531,061

    $3,234,537

    $0

    $15,165,599

    $600,000

    Non-Tax Revenue: Department

    Summary

     

    Federal

    Departmental

    Budgeted

    Total

     

    Revenue Source

    Revenues

    Revenues

    Transfers

    Unrestricted

    Total Restricted

    Holyoke Soldiers' Home

    $12,374,634

    $4,131,466

    $0

    $15,223,488

    $1,282,612

    Department of Youth Services

    $3,551,892

    $130,000

    $0

    $3,681,892

    $0

    Department of Transitional

     

     

     

     

     

    Assistance

    $421,653,343

    $36,844,734

    $0

    $458,498,077

    $0

    Department of Public Health

    $135,227,062

    $57,221,458

    $1,500,000

    $102,944,139

    $91,004,381

    Department of Children and Families

    $193,941,189

    $9,258,645

    $700,000

    $199,804,932

    $4,094,902

    Department of Mental Health

    $97,183,746

    $2,723,241

    $0

    $99,781,987

    $125,000

    Department of Developmental

     

     

     

     

     

    Services

    $572,937,175

    $6,491,265

    $0

    $579,278,440

    $150,000

    Department of Elder Affairs

    $1,776,876,491

    $794,700

    $0

    $1,777,671,191

    $0

    TOTAL:

    $9,160,788,315

    $1,052,077,464

    $3,200,000

    $9,829,243,885

    $386,821,895

    Massachusetts Department of

     

     

     

     

     

    Transportation

     

     

     

     

     

    Massachusetts Department of

     

     

     

     

     

    Transportation

    $0

    $592,244,182

    $0

    $592,244,182

    $0

    TOTAL:

    $0

    $592,244,182

    $0

    $592,244,182

    $0

    Board of Library Commissioners

     

     

     

     

     

    Board of Library Commissioners

    $0

    $2,000

    $0

    $2,000

    $0

    TOTAL:

    $0

    $2,000

    $0

    $2,000

    $0

    Executive Office of Housing &

     

     

     

     

     

    Economic Development

     

     

     

     

     

    Department of Housing &

     

     

     

     

     

    Community Development

    $0

    $3,984,479

    $2,602,560

    $4,052,036

    $2,535,003

    Office of Consumer Affairs and

     

     

     

     

     

    Business Regulation

    $0

    $1,350,218

    $0

    $850,218

    $500,000

    Division of Banks

    $0

    $26,254,546

    $0

    $23,604,546

    $2,650,000

    Division of Insurance

    $0

    $93,236,273

    $0

    $93,236,273

    $0

    Division of Professional Licensure

    $0

    $11,192,454

    $0

    $10,602,454

    $590,000

    Division of Standards

    $0

    $2,622,726

    $0

    $1,573,975

    $1,048,751

    Department of Telecommunications

     

     

     

     

     

    and Cable

    $0

    $5,311,711

    $0

    $5,311,711

    $0

    TOTAL:

    $0

    $143,952,407

    $2,602,560

    $139,231,213

    $7,323,754

    Executive Office of Labor &

     

     

     

     

     

    Workforce Development

     

     

     

     

     

    Labor and Workforce Development

    $0

    $2,453,834

    $23,642,726

    $25,543,710

    $552,850

    TOTAL:

    $0

    $2,453,834

    $23,642,726

    $25,543,710

    $552,850

    Executive Office of Education

     

     

     

     

     

    Department of Early Education and

     

     

     

     

     

    Care

    $192,976,922

    $1,951,348

    $0

    $194,728,270

    $200,000

    Department of Elementary and

     

     

     

     

     

    Secondary Education

    $0

    $6,494,790

    $0

    $4,688,110

    $1,806,680

    University of Massachusetts

    $0

    $130,107,738

    $0

    $130,107,738

    $0

    Bridgewater State College

    $0

    $1,522,867

    $0

    $1,522,867

    $0

    Fitchburg State College

    $0

    $1,162,707

    $0

    $1,162,707

    $0

    Framingham State College

    $0

    $1,012,581

    $0

    $1,012,581

    $0

    Massachusetts College of Liberal

    $0

    $198,483

    $0

    $198,483

    $0

    Arts

    Non-Tax Revenue: Department

    Summary

     

    Federal

     

    Departmental

    Budgeted

     

    Total

     

    Revenue Source

    Revenues

     

    Revenues

    Transfers

     

    Unrestricted

    Total Restricted

    Salem State College

     

    $0

    $534,357

     

    $0

    $534,357

    $0

    Westfield State College

     

    $0

    $391,082

     

    $0

    $391,082

    $0

    Worcester State College

     

    $0

    $0

     

    $0

    $0

    $0

    Berkshire Community College

     

    $0

    $164,035

     

    $0

    $164,035

    $0

    Bristol Community College

     

    $0

    $468,915

     

    $0

    $468,915

    $0

    Cape Cod Community College

     

    $0

    $316,808

     

    $0

    $316,808

    $0

    Greenfield Community College

     

    $0

    $105,674

     

    $0

    $105,674

    $0

    Holyoke Community College

     

    $0

    $648,266

     

    $0

    $648,266

    $0

    Mass Bay Community College

     

    $0

    $770,017

     

    $0

    $770,017

    $0

    Massasoit Community College

     

    $0

    $614,924

     

    $0

    $614,924

    $0

    Mount Wachusett Community

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    College

     

    $0

    $231,998

     

    $0

    $231,998

    $0

    Northern Essex Community College

     

    $0

    $215,186

     

    $0

    $215,186

    $0

    North Shore Community College

     

    $0

    $1,034,407

     

    $0

    $1,034,407

    $0

    Quinsigamond Community College

     

    $0

    $352,041

     

    $0

    $352,041

    $0

    Springfield Technical Community

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    College

     

    $0

    $718,718

     

    $0

    $718,718

    $0

    Roxbury Community College

     

    $0

    $659,502

     

    $0

    $129,659

    $529,843

    Middlesex Community College

     

    $0

    $200,910

     

    $0

    $200,910

    $0

    Bunker Hill Community College

     

    $0

    $35,500

     

    $0

    $35,500

    $0

    TOTAL:

    $192,976,922

    $149,912,854

    $0

    $340,353,253

    $2,536,523

    Executive Office of Public Safety

     

     

     

     

     

    and Security

     

     

     

     

     

    Executive Office of Public Safety

     

     

     

     

     

    and Security

    $0

    $5,000

    $0

    $5,000

    $0

    Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

    $0

    $3,007,000

    $0

    $7,000

    $3,000,000

    Criminal History Systems Board

    $0

    $14,005,065

    $0

    $10,505,065

    $3,500,000

    Criminal Justice Training Council

    $0

    $1,206,000

    $0

    $6,000

    $1,200,000

    Department of State Police

    $1,307,633

    $30,248,267

    $0

    $419,400

    $31,136,500

    Department of Public Safety

    $0

    $35,912,358

    $0

    $24,403,293

    $11,509,065

    Department of Fire Services

    $0

    $23,645,168

    $0

    $23,363,668

    $8,500

    Military Division

    $0

    $1,400,000

    $0

    $0

    $1,400,000

    Emergency Management Agency

    $6,000,000

    $453,986

    $0

    $6,453,986

    $0

    Department of Corrections

    $3,766,201

    $6,444,000

    $3,600,000

    $1,537,386

    $12,272,815

    Parole Board

    $0

    $600,000

    $0

    $0

    $600,000

    TOTAL:

    $11,073,834

    $116,926,844

    $3,600,000

    $66,700,798

    $64,626,880

    Sheriffs

     

     

     

     

     

    Sheriff's Department Hampden

    $905,000

    $3,100,332

    $0

    $365,000

    $3,640,332

    Sheriff's Department Worcester

    $0

    $0

    $0

    $0

    $0

    Sheriff's Department Middlesex

    $930,000

    $169,000

    $0

    $174,000

    $925,000

    Sheriff's Department Franklin

    $2,950,000

    $40,500

    $0

    $40,500

    $2,950,000

    Sheriff's Department Hampshire

    $50,000

    $200,000

    $0

    $0

    $250,000

    Sheriff's Department Essex

    $2,050,000

    $26,000

    $0

    $76,000

    $2,000,000

    Non-Tax Revenue: Department

    Summary

     

    Federal

    Departmental

    Budgeted

    Total

     

    Revenue Source

    Revenues

    Revenues

    Transfers

    Unrestricted

    Total Restricted

    Sheriff's Department Berkshire

    $30,000

    $800,000

    $0

    $30,000

    $800,000

    Sheriff's Department Association

    $0

    $0

    $0

    $0

    $0

    Sheriff's Department Barnstable

    $250,000

    $46,969

    $0

    $46,969

    $250,000

    Sheriff's Department Bristol

    $6,000,000

    $0

    $0

    $0

    $6,000,000

    Sheriff's Department Norfolk

    $1,000,000

    $0

    $0

    $0

    $1,000,000

    Sheriff's Department Plymouth

    $16,000,000

    $0

    $0

    $0

    $16,000,000

    Sheriff's Department Suffolk

    $9,000,000

    $0

    $0

    $1,000,000

    $8,000,000

    TOTAL:

    $39,165,000

    $4,382,801

    $0

    $1,732,469

    $41,815,332

    Total Non-Tax Revenue :

    $9,484,243,189

    $3,612,003,532

    $1,838,715,453

    $13,464,335,209

    $1,470,353,966

    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 ............................................................

    $8,360,344

    0320-0010

    For the operation of the clerk’s office of the supreme judicial court for

     

     

    Suffolk county .....................................................................................................

    $1,552,213

    0321-0001

    For the operation of the commission on judicial conduct .......................................

    $621,955

    0321-0100

    For the services of the board of bar examiners ..................................................

    $1,203,173

    Committee for Public Counsel Services.

    0321-1500 For the operation of the committee for public counsel services as authorized by chapter 211D of the General Laws; provided, that the committee shall maintain a system in which no less than 25 per cent of indigent clients shall be represented by public defenders; provided further, that to the extent feasible, the committee shall assign public defenders to district and superior courts; provided further, that the committee must approve by majority vote any increase in the base salary or rate of compensation for employees holding management positions including, but not limited to, chiefs, deputy chiefs, directors, assistant directors, and managers; provided further, that the committee shall submit 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 November 28, 2014 that shall include, but not be limited to, the following, which shall be delineated by type of case and geographic location: (a) the number of clients assisted by the committee in the prior fiscal year, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate; (b) the average cost for public defender services rendered per client in the prior fiscal year; (c) the

    average cost for private bar advocate services rendered per client in the prior fiscal year; (d) the average number of hours spent per case by public defenders in the prior fiscal year; (e) the average number of hours billed by private bar advocates in the prior fiscal year; (f) the total amount of counsel fees paid to the committee by clients for services rendered in the prior fiscal year; (g) the total of indigent but able to contribute fees paid to the committee by clients for services rendered in the prior fiscal year; (h) any proposed expansion of legal services, delineated by type of service, target population, and cost; (i) the costs for services rendered per client in the prior fiscal year; (j) the current percentage of indigent defendants represented by public defenders by division and courthouse;

    (k) the number of public defenders hired since the start of fiscal year 2012 by division and courthouse; (l) the current number of public defenders and private bar advocates assigned to each courthouse and division; (m) the number of former private bar advocates that have been hired as public defenders since the start of fiscal year 2012; (n) the total number of cases that have been assigned to all new public defenders, delineated by type of case, division and courthouse since the start of fiscal year 2012; (o) the number of cases that have been assigned to private bar advocates, delineated by type of case, division and courthouse since the start of fiscal year 2012; (p) the total number of support staff, investigators, attorneys in charge, and management personnel that have been hired since the start of fiscal year 2012; (q) the caseload of attorneys in charge compared to the caseload of public defender staff attorneys; and (r) the number of public defenders hired over the previous 39 months that have not been assigned to district or superior court and the reason for their division assignments; provided further, that the committee shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means starting on September 30, 2014 that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (a) any perceived impediments to the maintenance of the expansion plan and possible solutions to such impediments; (b) the expected surplus or deficiency for fiscal year 2015 of items 0321-1500, 0321-1504, 0321- 1510, and 0321-1520; (c) the current and projected number of public defenders and private bar advocates assigned to each courthouse; (d) the number of public defenders that have been hired, both to date and since the previous quarter; (e) the offices and divisions that these public defenders have been assigned to; (f) the total number of cases that have been assigned to all public defenders; (g) the number of public defender vacancies to be filled; (h) the total number of support staff, investigators, attorneys in charge, and management that have been hired; (i) the number of cases that have been assigned to private bar advocates; (j) the total billable hours to date of private bar advocates; (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 number and cost of private investigators used, delineated by firm;

    (o)the number, cost, and cost per hour of psychologists and psychiatrists used by private bar advocates, delineated by firm; (p) the number, cost, and cost per hour of psychologists and psychiatrists used by public defenders, delineated by firm; (q) the number of clients assisted by the committee, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate representation, and further delineated by type of case and courthouse; (r) the average cost for public defender services rendered per client, delineated by type of case and courthouse; (s) the average cost for private bar advocate services rendered per client, delineated by type of case and courthouse; (t) the average number of hours spent per

     

    case by public defenders, delineated by type of case and courthouse; (u)

     

     

    the average number of hours billed by private bar advocates, delineated

     

     

    by type of case and courthouse; (v) the billable hours of private bar

     

     

    advocates broken down by travel time, time spent in court and

     

     

    courthouse, including wait time and trial preparation time, including

     

     

    interview time, investigating time, and research time; (w) the total amount

     

     

    of counsel fees paid to the committee by clients for services rendered,

     

     

    delineated by type of case and courthouse; and (x) the total amount of

     

     

    indigent but able to contribute fees paid to the committee by clients for

     

     

    services rendered, delineated by type of case and courthouse; provided

     

     

    further, that this data shall be provided in a cumulative manner and

     

     

    compared with data from the current quarter to the previous 3 quarters

     

     

    and data from fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014; and provided further,

     

     

    that the committee, in conjunction with the division of capital asset

     

     

    management and maintenance, shall provide a report to the house and

     

     

    senate committees on ways and means on November 3, 2014 that shall

     

     

    include: (a) the office spaces leased for committee staff and for use by

     

     

    public defenders on June 30, 2011 by address, square footage, cost per

     

     

    square foot, and the number of full-time employees; (b) the office spaces

     

     

    leased for committee staff and for use by public defenders on September

     

     

    13, 2013 by address, square footage, cost per square foot, and number

     

     

    of full-time employees; and (c) the projected additional office space

     

     

    needs for committee staff and for use by public defenders ..............................

    $22,455,006

    0321-1504

    For the payroll costs of the committee’s public defenders, attorneys in

     

     

    charge and appeals attorneys, including fringe benefits costs; provided,

     

     

    that funds appropriated herein shall be expended only in the AA and DD

     

     

    object classes; and provided further, that funds appropriated herein shall

     

     

    not be expended for administrative support staff or services of any kind .........

    $26,566,450

    0321-1510

    For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil

     

     

    cases under subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 211D of the General

     

     

    Laws, pursuant to section 11 of said chapter 211D; provided, that not

     

     

    more than $2,000,000 of the sum appropriated in this item may be

     

     

    expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2015..................................

    $98,906,090

    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; provided, that funds shall be spent on bills encumbered in line

     

     

    item 0321-1520; and provided further, that for the purpose of

     

     

    accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained

     

     

    revenues and related expenditures, the committee may incur expenses

     

     

    and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the

     

     

    lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as

     

     

    reported in the state accounting system .............................................................

    $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 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 2015 ........................................................

    $11,010,351

    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, 2015 that shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

     

     

    (a) the number of persons assisted by the programs funded by the

     

     

    corporation in the prior fiscal year; (b) any proposed expansion of legal

     

     

    services delineated by type of service, target population, and cost; and

     

     

    (c) the total number of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents

     

     

    who received services of the corporation, by type of case and geographic

     

     

    location; provided further, that the corporation may contract with any

     

     

    organization for the purpose of providing 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...................................................................

    $15,000,000

    Mental Health Legal Advisors.

     

    0321-2000

    For the operation of the mental health legal advisors committee and for

     

     

    certain programs for the indigent mentally ill pursuant to section 34E of

     

     

    chapter 221 of the General Laws...........................................................................

    $976,165

    Prisoners’ Legal Services.

     

    0321-2100

    For the expenses of Prisoners’ Legal Services...................................................

    $1,209,696

    Social Law Library.

     

    0321-2205

    For the expenses of the social law library located in Suffolk county...................

    $1,449,000

    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 ............

    $12,626,326

    Trial Court.

     

     

    0330-0101

    For the salaries of the justices of the 7 departments of the trial court ..............

    $63,126,773

    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, court security, and judicial training; provided, that the court shall expand and maximize usage of videoconferencing whenever and wherever applicable, including in cooperation with the offices of the county sheriffs; provided further, that the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 30, 2015, detailing the number of court officers, per diem court officers, and security personnel located in each trial court of the commonwealth;

     

    provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended 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 General Court on or before January 1, 2015, of all

     

     

    grandparents who requested legal services, their eligibility for such

     

     

    services and whether or not they were denied due to insufficient

     

     

    resources, including the legal problem for which they sought assistance;

     

     

    provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the

     

     

    creation of a special commission on the Grandparents Raising

     

     

    Grandchildren Project; 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 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: (a) has held the office or position for not

     

     

    less than 1 year; and (b) has 30 years of total creditable service to the

     

     

    Commonwealth, as defined in chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided

     

     

    further, that the trial court shall submit a report to the victim and witness

     

     

    assistance board detailing the amount of assessments imposed within

     

     

    each court by a justice or clerk-magistrate during the previous calendar

     

     

    year pursuant to section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws;

     

     

    provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the

     

     

    number of cases in which the assessment was reduced or waived by a

     

     

    judge or clerk-magistrate within the courts; provided further, that the

     

     

    report shall be submitted to the victim and witness assistance board on

     

     

    or before January 9, 2015; and provided further, that the court

     

     

    administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees

     

     

    on ways and means not later than January 30, 2015, that shall include,

     

     

    but not be limited to, the following: (a) the amount of money transferred

     

     

    from any item of appropriation; (b) the line item number of the

     

     

    appropriation making the transfer; (c) the line item number of the

     

     

    appropriation receiving the transfer; and (d) the reason for the necessity

     

     

    of the transfer..................................................................................................

    $219,523,472

    0330-3337

    For the operation of the specialty courts.............................................................

    $2,708,700

    Superior Court Department.

    0331-0100 For the operation of the superior court department; provided, that funds shall be expended for 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 ..................................................................................................

    $32,051,875

    District Court Department.

     

    0332-0100

    For the operation of the district court department, including a civil

     

     

    conciliation program; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any

     

     

    general or special law to the contrary, the district court of Chelsea shall

     

     

    be the permanent location for the northern trial session to handle 6-

     

     

    person jury cases; provided further, that all personnel within said district

     

     

    court whose duties related to said northern trial session shall report to

     

     

    the clerk magistrate of said district court; and provided further, that the

     

     

    clerk magistrate shall utilize whatever space within the facility-at-large he

     

     

    deems necessary to comply with S.J.C. Rule 3:12, Canon 3(A)6 ....................

    $65,672,276

    Probate and Family Court Department.

     

    0333-0002

    For the operation of the probate and family court department..........................

    $29,749,416

    Land Court Department.

     

    0334-0001

    For the operation of the land court department...................................................

    $3,629,644

    Boston Municipal Court Department.

     

    0335-0001

    For the operation of the Boston municipal court department ............................

    $13,561,970

    Housing Court Department.

     

    0336-0002

    For the operation of the housing court department.............................................

    $7,924,130

    Juvenile Court Department.

     

    0337-0002

    For the operation of the juvenile court department; provided, that in fiscal

     

     

    year 2015 the department shall not reduce the amount allocated to the

     

     

    CASA programs appearing in item 0337-0300, 0337-0400, 0337-0600,

     

     

    0337-0700 of section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008 by more than 5

     

     

    per cent; and provided further, that no less than $52,000 shall be

     

     

    expended for the Berkshire County CASA program .........................................

    $18,530,964

    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 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 .................................................................

    $129,799,620

    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 10, 2014 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, that 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

     

     

    January 30, 2015; provided further, that the funds from this item shall not

     

     

    be expended between January 1, 2015 and June 30, 2015 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, 2014 and December 31, 2014; 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, 2015 .................................................

    $20,937,358

    Office of the Jury Commissioner.

     

    0339-2100

    For the office of the jury commissioner in accordance with chapter 234A

     

     

    of the General Laws............................................................................................

    $2,740,023

    DISTRICT ATTORNEYS.

    Suffolk District Attorney.

    0340-0100

    For the Suffolk district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness

     

    assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution

     

    program, the domestic violence unit, and the children’s advocacy center;

     

    provided, that 50 per cent of fees payable 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; and provided further, that no

     

    assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than

     

    $37,500. ............................................................................................................

    $17,597,589

    0340-0198

    For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Suffolk

     

     

    district attorney’s office ..........................................................................................

    $368,475

    Middlesex District Attorney.

     

    0340-0200

    For the Middlesex district attorney’s office, including the victim and

     

     

    witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault

     

     

    prosecution program, and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50

     

     

    per cent of fees payable 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; and provided further, that no assistant district

     

     

    attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500...........................

    $15,012,742

    0340-0298

    For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Middlesex

     

     

    district attorney’s office ..........................................................................................

    $537,144

    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; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid

     

     

    an annual salary of less than $37,500 ................................................................

    $9,228,995

    0340-0398

    For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Eastern

     

     

    district attorney’s office ..........................................................................................

    $524,525

    Worcester District Attorney.

     

    0340-0400

    For the Worcester district attorney’s office, including the victim and

     

     

    witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault

     

     

    prosecution program, and the domestic violence unit; provided, that 50

     

     

    per cent of fees payable 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; and provided further, that no assistant district

     

     

    attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500...........................

    $10,088,964

    0340-0498

    For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Worcester

     

     

    district attorney’s office ..........................................................................................

    $430,039

    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; and provided further, that no assistant district

     

     

    attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500 .............................

    $8,785,700

    0340-0598

    For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampden

     

     

    district attorney’s office ..........................................................................................

    $353,495

    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 not less than $215,000 shall be

     

    expended for the Anti-Crime Task Force; and provided further, that no

     

    assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of

    less than

     

    $37,500 ...............................................................................................................

    $5,695,536

    0340-0698

    For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the

     

    Hampshire/Franklin district attorney’s office ..........................................................

    $306,018

    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; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid

     

    an annual salary of less than $37,500 ................................................................

    $8,998,569

    0340-0798

    For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Norfolk

     

    district attorney’s office ..........................................................................................

    $444,398

    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; and provided further, that no assistant district

     

    attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500 .............................

    $7,811,227

    0340-0898

    For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Plymouth

     

    district attorney’s office .........................................................................................

    $447,036

    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; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid

     

    an annual salary of less than $37,500 ................................................................

    $8,125,413

    0340-0998

    For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Bristol

     

    district attorney’s office ..........................................................................................

    $339,371

    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; and provided further, that no assistant district

     

     

    attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500 .............................

    $3,988,801

    0340-1098

    For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Cape and

     

     

    Islands district attorney’s office ..............................................................................

    $289,884

    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; and

     

     

    provided further, that funds shall be expended for the operation and

     

     

    management of the Berkshire county drug task force ........................................

    $3,985,840

    0340-1198

    For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Berkshire

     

     

    district attorney’s office ..........................................................................................

    $223,731

     

    DISTRICT ATTORNEYS’ ASSOCIATION.

     

    0340-0203

    For the implementation and administration of drug diversion programs

     

    and for education programs for students to prevent the use of heroin;

     

    provided, individuals abusing heroin who are arrested for crimes shall be

     

    eligible for the drug diversion program; provided further, that individuals

     

    charged with violent crimes shall not be eligible for participation in a drug

     

    diversion program; provided further, that a district attorney’s office may

     

    contract with an organization for the purpose of administering a drug

     

    diversion program or education program; provided further, that not more

     

    than $100,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney’s office;

     

    provided further, that not less than 60 days prior to the distribution of

     

    funds the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall submit a

     

    report to the house and senate committees on ways and means

     

    detailing: (a) the amount to be given to each district attorney’s office; (b)

     

    the reasoning behind the distribution; and (c) the administration and cost

     

    of the program; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended on

     

    the administrative costs of the Massachusetts District Attorneys

     

    Association.............................................................................................................

    $500,000

    0340-2100

    For the operation of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association,

     

    including the implementation and related expenses of the district

     

    attorneys’ offices automation and case management and tracking

     

    system; provided, that expenses associated with the system may be

     

    charged directly to this item; provided further, that no expenditures shall

     

    be made, on or after the effective date of this 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 not

    less than

    $300,000 shall be spent on completing the procurement process initiated in fiscal year 2014 for a new case management system and implementing said case management system in fiscal year 2015; 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 remain open as of the date for submission of the report; and (d) the number of cases that resulted in a criminal prosecution and the disposition of each such prosecution; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate not later than March 13, 2015; 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 senate and house of representatives not later than March 2, 2015 detailing by district for calendar year 2014 the following: (a) the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment; (b) the number of criminal cases disposed; and (c) the number of criminal cases actively managed during the year; provided further, that the report shall separately identify the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment, the number of cases disposed, and the number of cases under active management where the case includes charges for drug offenses under chapter 94C of the General Laws, motor vehicle charges under chapter 90 of the General Laws or firearm offenses under chapter 140 of the General Laws; provided further, that the association shall submit these reports to the house and senate committees on ways in means in a standard electronic format; 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 13, 2015, 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 2012, 2013, and 2014; (b) how the funds were used in those fiscal years; and (c) the balance in the fund as of January 2, 2015; 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 30, 2015, detailing the total number and use of private attorneys participating in any volunteer prosecutor program; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (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; and provided further, that each district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before transferring any funds from the AA object class of each district attorney’s administrative line item and means of its

    intention to make that transfer ............................................................................$2,034,406

    0340-2117

    For the retention of assistant district attorneys with more than 3 years of

     

     

    experience; provided, that the Massachusetts District Attorneys

     

     

    Association shall transfer funds to the AA object class in each of the 11

     

     

    district attorneys’ offices in the commonwealth; provided further, that the

     

     

    association shall develop a formula for distribution of the funds; provided

     

     

    further, that funds distributed from this item to the district attorneys’

     

     

    offices shall be used for retention purposes and shall not be transferred

     

     

    out of the AA object class; provided further, that not more than $100,000

     

     

    shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney’s office; provided further,

     

     

    that not less than 60 days prior to the distribution of funds, the

     

     

    Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall notify the house and

     

     

    senate committees on ways and means detailing: (a) the methodology

     

     

    used to determine the amount to be dispersed; (b) the amount to be

     

     

    given to each district attorney’s office; (c) the reasoning behind the

     

     

    distribution; and (d) the number of assistant district attorneys from each

     

     

    office who would receive funds from this item; and provided further, that

     

     

    no funds shall be expended on the administrative costs of the association

    ..........$500,000

    0340-8908

    For the costs associated with maintaining the Massachusetts District

     

     

    Attorneys Association’s wide area network.........................................................

    $1,369,774

     

    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

     

     

    2015 ....................................................................................................................

    $5,704,390

    Office Of The Child Advocate.

     

    0411-1005

    For the operation of the office of the child advocate; provided that no less

     

     

    than $200,000 shall be expended for the review and analysis of the office

     

     

    management, recordkeeping, and background check procedures of the

     

     

    department of children and families pursuant to section 99...................................

    $700,000

    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 26, 2015....................................

    $6,214,549

    0511-0001

    For the secretary of state, who may expend revenues not to exceed

     

     

    $15,000 from the sale of merchandise at the Massachusetts state house

     

     

    gift shop for the purpose of replenishing and restocking gift shop

     

     

    inventory ..................................................................................................................

    $15,000

    0511-0002

    For the operation of the corporations division; provided, that the division

     

     

    shall implement a corporate dissolution program 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................

    $353,076

    0511-0200

    For the operation of the archives division ..............................................................

    $365,557

    0511-0230

    For the operation of the records center....................................................................

    $35,660

    0511-0250

    For the operation of the archives facility ................................................................

    $302,452

    0511-0260

    For the operation of the commonwealth museum..................................................

    $237,495

    0511-0270

    For the secretary of the 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 ..............................................................................................

    $400,000

    0511-0420

    For the operation of the address confidentiality program.......................................

    $132,600

    0517-0000

    For the printing of public documents......................................................................

    $504,505

    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......................

    $9,881,600

    0521-0001

    For the operation of the central voter registration computer system;

     

     

    provided, that an annual report detailing voter registration activity shall

     

     

    be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means

     

     

    on or before February 2, 2015 ............................................................................

    $6,844,393

    0524-0000

    For providing information to voters .....................................................................

    $1,926,006

    0526-0100

    For the operation of the Massachusetts historical commission; provided

    $916,000

     

    further, that not less than $100,000 be provided for the Prescott building in Lancaster ............

    0527-0100

    For the operation of the ballot law commission........................................................

    $10,385

    0528-0100

    For the operation of the records conservation board ...............................................

    $34,738

    0540-0900

    For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lawrence in the former

     

     

    county of Essex...................................................................................................

    $1,200,574

    0540-1000

    For the registry of deeds located in the city of Salem in the former county

     

     

    of Essex ..............................................................................................................

    $2,832,481

    0540-1100

    For the registry of deeds located in the former county of Franklin.........................

    $634,275

    0540-1200

    For the registry of deeds located in the former county of Hampden ...................

    $1,767,667

    0540-1300

    For the registry of deeds located in the former county of Hampshire ....................

    $499,137

    0540-1400

    For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lowell in the former county

     

     

    of Middlesex........................................................................................................

    $1,154,842

    0540-1500

    For the registry of deeds located in the city of Cambridge in the former

     

     

    county of Middlesex ............................................................................................

    $3,181,625

    0540-1600

    For the registry of deeds located in the town of Adams in the former

     

     

    county of Berkshire ................................................................................................

    $271,216

    0540-1700

    For the registry of deeds located in the city of Pittsfield in the former

     

     

    county of Berkshire ................................................................................................

    $461,138

    0540-1800

    For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington in the

     

     

    former county of Berkshire.....................................................................................

    $230,681

    0540-1900

    For the registry of deeds located in the former county of Suffolk........................

    $1,833,536

    0540-2000

    For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg in the former

     

     

    county of Worcester ...............................................................................................

    $684,523

    0540-2100

    For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester in the former

     

     

    county of Worcester ............................................................................................

    $2,233,096

    TREASURER AND RECEIVER GENERAL.

    Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General.

    0610-0000

    For the office of the treasurer and receiver general; provided, that the

     

    treasurer shall provide computer services required by the teachers’

     

    retirement board; provided further, that funds may be expended for the

     

    payment of bank fees; and provided further, that financial assistance

     

    shall be made available to injured firefighters.....................................................

    $9,620,988

    0610-0010

    For programs to promote and improve financial literacy of residents of

     

    the commonwealth.................................................................................................

    $100,000

    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 federal

     

    Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

    and other

     

    relevant federal agencies to assist in its efforts to regulate and control

     

     

    the traffic of alcoholic beverages; and provided further, that the

     

     

    commission shall seek out matching federal dollars and apply for federal

     

     

    grants that may be available to assist in the enforcement of laws

     

     

    pertaining to the traffic of alcoholic beverages....................................................

    $2,284,425

    0610-0051

    For the operations of the alcoholic beverages control commission relative

     

     

    to the prevention of underage drinking and related programs including,

     

     

    but not limited to, applying for and obtaining federal Alcohol,Tobacco,

     

     

    Firearms, and Explosives funds, grants, and other federal appropriations;

     

     

    provided, that the commission may expend revenues up to $231,829

     

     

    collected from fees generated by said commission; and provided further,

     

     

    that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the

     

     

    receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, said commission

     

     

    may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment

     

     

    amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent

     

     

    revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system...............................

    $231,829

    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..............

    $150,000

    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, section

     

     

    32 of chapter 112 of the acts of 2010, and section 3 of chapter 171 of the

     

     

    acts of 2011; provided, that the office of the state treasurer may expend

     

     

    not more than $205,000 for costs incurred in the administration of these

     

     

    payments ............................................................................................................

    $2,803,627

    0611-1000

    For bonus payments to war veterans.......................................................................

    $44,500

    0612-0105

    For payment of the public safety employee killed in the line of duty

     

     

    benefit authorized by section 100A of chapter 32 of the General Laws;

     

     

    provided, that the 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 ......................................................................................

    $300,000

    Lottery Commission.

     

    0640-0000

    For the operation of the state lottery commission and arts lottery;

     

     

    provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item for costs

     

     

    associated with the promotion or advertising of lottery games; provided

     

     

    further, that positions funded by this item shall not be subject to chapters

     

     

    30 and 31 of the General Laws; and provided further, that 25 per cent of

     

     

    the amount appropriated herein shall be transferred quarterly from the

     

     

    State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund.......................................

    $82,823,864

    0640-0005

    For the costs associated with monitor games; provided, that any funds

     

     

    expended on promotional activities shall be limited to point-of-sale

     

     

    promotions and agent newsletters; and provided further, that 25 per cent

     

     

    of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from

     

     

    the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund...................................

    $3,183,484

    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 and Gaming Fund to the

     

     

    General Fund ......................................................................................................

    $8,000,000

    0640-0096

    For the commonwealth’s fiscal year 2015 contributions to the health and

     

     

    welfare fund established pursuant to the collective bargaining agreement

     

     

    between the state lottery commission and the Service Employees

     

     

    International Union, Local 888, AFL-CIO; provided, that the contributions

     

     

    shall be paid to the fund on such basis as the collective bargaining

     

     

    agreement provides; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount

     

     

    appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State

     

     

    Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund .....................................................

    $372,957

    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 such amounts and at such 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 State 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 schoolchildren in

     

     

    the commonwealth 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 such

     

     

    schoolchildren, does not apply the same terms and conditions to all such

     

     

    schoolchildren; and 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 ....................................................................................................

    $9,591,595

    Debt Service.

     

     

    0699-0005

    For the state treasurer who may retain and expend an amount not to

     

     

    exceed $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2015 from premiums paid on the sales

     

     

    of revenue anticipation notes and expend such premium payments for

     

     

    the purposes of paying principal and interest on account of the revenue

     

     

    anticipation notes ..............................................................................................

    $20,000,000

    0699-0014

    For the payment of interest, discount, and principal on certain

     

     

    indebtedness incurred under chapter 233 of the acts of 2008 for

     

     

    financing the accelerated bridge program.......................................................

    $109,674,558

     

    Commonwealth Transportation Fund.......................

    100%

    0699-0015

    For the payment of interest, discount, and principal on certain bonded

     

    debt and the sale of bonds of the commonwealth; provided, that

     

    notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state

     

    treasurer may make payments pursuant to section 38C of chapter 29 of

     

    the General Laws from this item and items 0699-9100, 0699-2005, and

     

    0699-0014; provided further, that the payments

    shall pertain to the

     

    bonds, notes, or other obligations authorized to be paid from each item;

     

     

    provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the

     

     

    contrary, the comptroller may transfer the amounts that would otherwise

     

     

    be unexpended on June 30, 2015, from this item to items 0699-9100,

     

     

    0699-2005, and 0699-0014 or from items 0699-9100, 0699-2005, and

     

     

    0699-0014 to this item which would otherwise have insufficient amounts

     

     

    to meet debt service obligations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015;

     

     

    provided further, that each amount transferred shall be charged to the

     

     

    funds as specified in the item to which the amount is transferred;

     

     

    provided further, that payments on bonds issued pursuant to section 2O

     

     

    of said chapter 29 shall be paid from this item and shall be charged to

     

     

    the Infrastructure subfund of the Commonwealth Transportation Fund;

     

     

    and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to

     

     

    the contrary or other provisions of this line item, the comptroller may

     

     

    charge the payments authorized in the item to the appropriate budgetary

     

     

    or other fund subject to a plan which the comptroller shall file 10 days in

     

     

    advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means........

    $2,065,637,260

     

    General Fund ..........................................................

    43.7%

     

     

    Commonwealth Transportation Fund......................

    56.3%

     

    0699-2005

    For the payment of interest, discount, and principal on certain

     

     

    indebtedness which may be incurred for financing the central artery/third

     

     

    harbor tunnel funding shortfall ..........................................................................

     

    $90,820,273

     

    Commonwealth Transportation Fund.......................

    100%

     

    0699-9100

    For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes, or other

     

     

    obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on

     

     

    bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper, and

     

     

    other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General

     

     

    Laws, and for the payment to the United States pursuant to the Internal

     

     

    Revenue Code, 16 U.S.C. section 148, of any rebate amount or yield

     

     

    reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other

     

     

    obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall

     

     

    certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among

     

     

    the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more

     

     

    than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of

     

     

    personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer;

     

     

    provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in

     

     

    accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in

     

     

    this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 shall be

     

     

    charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the

     

     

    Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves ............................

    $23,304,673

    STATE AUDITOR.

    Office of the State Auditor.

    0710-0000

    For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of

     

     

    privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of

     

     

    chapter 7 of the General Laws;.........................................................................

    $14,062,925

    0710-0100

    For the operation of the division of local mandates ...............................................

    $358,278

    0710-0200

    For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that

     

     

    the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate

     

     

    committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently

     

     

    obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement

     

     

    restitution payments, actual monthly collections, and any circumstances

     

     

    that produce shortfalls in collections ...................................................................

    $1,765,479

    0710-0220

    For the implementation of chapter 224 of the acts of 2012 to investigate

     

     

    and review the impact of health care payment and delivery in the

     

     

    commonwealth.......................................................................................................

    $431,250

    0710-0225

    For the operation of the Medicaid audit unit within the division of audit

     

     

    operations to prevent and identify fraud and abuse in the MassHealth

     

     

    system; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure

     

     

    from this item shall not be less than 50 per cent; and provided further,

     

     

    that the division shall submit a report not later than February 2, 2015 to

     

     

    the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all

     

     

    findings on activities and payments made through the MassHealth

     

     

    system....................................................................................................................

    $864,638

    0710-0300

    For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud

     

     

    by the bureau of special investigations ..................................................................

    $451,833

     

    ATTORNEY GENERAL.

    0810-0000

    For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the

     

    local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all

     

    regional offices, a high-tech crime unit, and the victim and witness

     

    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 ...................................................$23,044,018

    0810-0004

    For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that

     

    notwithstanding chapter 258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60

     

    years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or

     

    receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible

     

    for compensation in accordance with said chapter 258C even if the

     

    claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that

     

    compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50;

     

    and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to

     

    the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available

     

    services designed to assist rape victims including, but not limited to, the

     

    provisions outlined in section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws ...............$2,188,340

    0810-0013

    For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a false

     

    claims program an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 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 revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the

     

    lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as

     

     

    reported in the state accounting system .............................................................

    $2,000,000

    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 ...........................................................................................................

    $2,353,721

    0810-0021

    For the operation of the Medicaid fraud control unit; provided, that the

     

     

    federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be

     

     

    less than 75 per cent of the expenditure; provided further, that funds

     

     

    shall continue to be used specifically for the investigation and

     

     

    prosecution of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and misappropriation based

     

     

    on referrals from the department of public health pursuant to section 72H

     

     

    of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that the unit shall

     

     

    provide training for all investigators of the department of public health’s

     

     

    division of health care quality responsible for the investigations on a

     

     

    periodic basis pursuant to a comprehensive training program to be

     

     

    developed by the division and the unit; and provided further, that training

     

     

    shall include instruction on techniques for improving the efficiency and

     

     

    quality of investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment, and

     

     

    misappropriation pursuant to said section 72H of said chapter 111 ...................

    $4,033,878

    0810-0045

    For the labor law enforcement program; provided, that notwithstanding

     

     

    any general or special law to the contrary, a non-management position

     

     

    funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective

     

     

    bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall

     

     

    be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws................................................

    $3,532,371

    0810-0061

    For the purpose of funding existing and future litigation devoted to

     

     

    obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth ......................................

    $1,625,000

    0810-0098

    For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney

     

     

    general; provided, that other costs associated with those officers shall

     

     

    not be funded from this item; and provided further, that expenditures

     

     

    shall not be made on or after the effective date of this act which would

     

     

    cause the commonwealth’s obligation for the purpose of this item to

     

     

    exceed the amount appropriated in this item .........................................................

    $415,676

    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...................

    $1,500,717

    0810-0223

    For the purpose of funding the Uniform Law Commission; provided, that

     

     

    prior fiscal year payments may be payable from this appropriation.........................

    $55,000

    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.................................................................................

    $434,641

    0810-0399

    For the investigation and prosecution of workers’ compensation fraud;

     

     

    provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary,

     

     

    the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount

     

     

    appropriated by this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for

     

     

    personnel paid from this item; provided further, that the attorney general

     

     

    shall investigate and prosecute, when appropriate, employers who fail to

     

     

    provide workers’ compensation insurance as required by law; and

     

     

    provided further, that the unit shall investigate and report on all

     

     

    companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws....................

    $284,426

    0810-1204

    For the costs of the gaming enforcement division as required by section

     

     

    11M of chapter 12 of the General Laws.................................................................

    $457,554

    Victim and Witness Assistance Board.

     

    0840-0100

    For the operation of the victim and witness assistance board; provided,

     

     

    that the board shall submit a comprehensive report compiled from the

     

     

    information required of and submitted to the office by the registry of

     

     

    motor vehicles and the state treasurer relative to the collection of

     

     

    assessments for the previous calendar year under section 8 of chapter

     

     

    258B of the General Laws; and provided further, that the report shall be

     

     

    submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means on

     

     

    or before February 16, 2015 ..................................................................................

    $497,506

    0840-0101

    For the salaries and administration of the SAFEPLAN advocacy

     

     

    program, to be administered by the Massachusetts office of victim

     

     

    assistance; provided, that the office shall submit to the house and senate

     

     

    committees on ways and means, not later than February 2, 2015, 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.................................................................................................................

    $900,458

    STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

    0900-0100 For the operation of the state ethics commission ...............................................$1,960,224

    OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.

    0910-0200

    For the operation of the office of the inspector general ......................................

    $2,528,783

    0910-0210

    For the office of the inspector general which may expend revenues

     

     

    collected up to a maximum of $650,000 from the fees charged to

     

     

    participants in the Massachusetts public purchasing official certification

     

     

    program and the certified public manager program for the operation of

     

     

    such programs; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating

     

     

    discrepancies between the receipts of revenues and related

     

     

    expenditures, the office of the inspector general may incur expenses and

     

     

    the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower

     

     

    of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in

     

     

    the state accounting system ..................................................................................

    $650,000

    0910-0220

    For the operation of the bureau of program integrity established under

     

     

    section 16V of chapter 6A of the General Laws.....................................................

    $350,000

    0910-0300

    For the operation of the internal special audit unit established pursuant to

     

     

    section 9 of chapter 6C of the general laws………. ...............................................$350,000

    OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN AND POLITICAL FINANCE.

    0920-0300 For the operation of the office of campaign and political finance........................$1,486,196

    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 3, 2014, 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 cases in the investigation, conciliation, post-probable cause, and pre-public hearing and post-hearing stages; provided further, that the commission shall file an updated report with the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before March 6, 2015; 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 3, 2014, on 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 2014 and the total number of cases closed by the commission in fiscal year 2014; provided further, that funds made available in this item shall be in addition to funds available in item 0940- 0101; provided further, that all positions, except clerical, shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the

    commission shall pursue the highest rate of federal reimbursement..................$2,568,237

    0940-0101 For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, which may expend not more than $2,118,911 from revenues from federal

     

    reimbursements received for the purposes of the federal Department of

     

     

    Housing and Urban Development fair housing type 1 program and the

     

     

    equal opportunity resolution contract program during fiscal year 2015

     

     

    and federal reimbursements received for these and other programs in

     

     

    prior fiscal years; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special

     

     

    law to the contrary, the commission may also expend revenues

     

     

    generated through the collection of fees and costs so authorized; and

     

     

    provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating 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........

    $2,118,911

    0940-0102

    For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, which may

     

     

    expend not more than $140,000 from revenues collected from fees

     

     

    charged for the training and certification of diversity trainers for the

     

     

    operation of the discrimination prevention certification program............................

    $140,000

    COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF ASIAN AMERICANS.

    0950-0080

    For the commission on the status of Asian Americans, pursuant to

     

     

    section 68 of chapter 3 of the General Laws ...........................................................

    $50,000

    COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

    0950-0000 For the commission on the status of women .........................................................$100,000

    COMMISSION ON LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, AND

    QUESTIONING YOUTH.

    0950-0050

    For the commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and

     

     

    Questioning Youth; provided, that funds shall be used to address issues

     

     

    related to the implementation of the state's anti-bullying law as outlined in

     

     

    section 37O of chapter 71 of the General Laws.....................................................

    $300,000

    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, the comptroller shall make expenditures for the purpose of an enhanced intercept collections of delinquent debt program; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller may enter into contracts with private vendors to identify and pursue cost avoidance

    opportunities for programs of the commonwealth, and may enter into

     

    interdepartmental service agreements with state agencies, as applicable,

     

    for such purpose; provided further, that 60 days before entering into any

     

    interdepartmental service agreement, the comptroller shall notify the

     

    house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that

     

    the notification shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the

     

    project, the purpose and intent of the interdepartmental service

     

    agreement, a projection of the costs avoided in the current fiscal year, a

     

    copy of the contract with the private vendor including the proposed rate

     

    of compensation, and any previous agreements related or similar to the

     

    new agreement with the above information; 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 the comptroller deems appropriate and

     

    necessary to accomplish the purposes of this item; and provided further,

     

    that the comptroller shall submit a report on such projects as a part of the

     

    comptroller’s annual report pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the

     

    General Laws......................................................................................................

    $9,014,337

    MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION.

    1050-0140

    For payments to cities and towns in accordance with chapter 23K of the

     

     

    General Laws; provided further that notwithstanding Chapter 23K of the General

     

     

    Laws, as appearing in the 2012 Official Edition, or any other general or special law to

     

     

    the contrary, in calendar year 2014, the Town of Plainville shall be included in the

    $1,150,000

     

    payments to cities and towns from the Massachusetts Gaming Commission. .....................

    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 findings and 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 November 28, 2014; provided further, that agencies within the executive office may, with the prior approval of the secretary, streamline and improve administrative

     

    operations pursuant to interdepartmental service agreements; provided

     

     

    further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall provide

     

     

    biannual reports, the first of which shall be submitted not later than

     

     

    August 1, 2014 and the second not later than February 2, 2015 to the

     

     

    house and senate committees on ways and means detailing by

     

     

    bargaining unit the costs to the commonwealth resulting from the

     

     

    collective bargaining agreements with various public employees’ unions,

     

     

    delineated by line item; and provided further, that the report shall include

     

     

    the effective date of any new negotiations or renegotiations, the end date

     

     

    of the contract, the number of employees in the bargaining unit by

     

     

    department, the costs associated with any new negotiations or

     

     

    renegotiations, including salary adjustments, step increases, statutory

     

     

    benefits and other non-salary costs for the current and subsequent fiscal

     

     

    years for the life of the contract...........................................................................

    $3,221,202

    1100-1201

    For the operation of the office of commonwealth performance,

     

     

    accountability, and transparency; provided, that the activities funded from

     

     

    this item shall include, but not be limited to, the operation 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; provided further, that the office shall submit a

     

     

    report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later

     

     

    than March 13, 2015 including, but not limited to, the following: (a)

     

     

    federal revenue opportunities the office has realized; (b) transparency

     

     

    initiatives the office has implemented; and (c) any savings or revenues

     

     

    achieved in fiscal year 2015; and provided further, that the unit may

     

     

    develop guidelines and methodologies for agencies to follow in the

     

     

    forecasting of caseloads and revenue ...................................................................

    $494,253

    1100-1700

    For the provision of information technology services within the executive

     

     

    office for administration and finance .................................................................

    $34,891,260

    1106-0064

    For the caseload and economic forecasting office within the office of

     

     

    commonwealth performance, accountability, and transparency; provided,

     

    that the caseload and economic forecasting office shall forecast: (a) MassHealth enrollment by group; (b) participation in state subsidized child care provided through items 3000-3050, 3000-4040, 3000-4050, and 3000-4060; (c) participation in emergency assistance and housing programs provided through items 7004-0101, 7004-0103, and 7004- 0108; (d) enrollment, both active member and dependent, in the group insurance commission; (e) recipients of direct benefits provided by the department of transitional assistance through items 4403-2000, 4405- 2000, and 4408-1000; (f) participation in programs provided by the department of children and families through items 4800-0038 and 4800- 0041; and (g) other related economic forecasts; provided further, that the office shall report its forecasts to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than October 17, 2014; and provided further, that the office shall submit an updated forecast to the executive office for administration and

     

    finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not

     

     

    later than January 16, 2015 ...................................................................................

    $252,819

    Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

     

    1102-3199

    For the operation of the office of facilities management, including the

     

     

    cost of utilities and associated contracts for properties managed by the

     

     

    division; provided, that the office shall continue to provide funding for all

     

     

    janitorial services at the same level provided in fiscal year 2014 for all the

     

     

    buildings under the jurisdiction of the office ......................................................

    $10,289,943

    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 $16,500,000 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 identify any office space that may be vacated by

     

     

    the staffing plan implemented by the committee for public counsel

     

     

    services and shall prioritize use for public defenders; 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 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........................................

    $16,500,000

    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 the State House.

     

    1102-1128

    For state house accessibility coordination, including communications

     

     

    access to public hearings and meetings; provided, that access shall

     

     

    include interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing.................................

    $140,021

    1102-3309

    For the operation of the bureau of the state house; provided, that the

     

     

    superintendent, director of operations, and other employees of the

     

     

    bureau shall work in conjunction with the business manager of the house

     

     

    of representatives and the chief financial officer of the senate relative to

     

     

    the maintenance, repair, purchases, and payments for materials and

     

     

    services...............................................................................................................

    $2,375,361

    OFFICE ON DISABILITY.

    1107-2400 For the Massachusetts office on disability .............................................................$653,896

     

    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, not later

     

     

    than the last day of each quarter, on the number of claims of abuse by

     

     

    caretakers made by employees or contracted service employees of the

     

     

    department of developmental services, the department of mental health,

     

     

    and the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission; provided further, that

     

     

    the report shall include: (a) the number of substantiated claims; (b) the

     

     

    number of unsubstantiated claims; and (c) the number of false claims

     

     

    reported as a result of intentional and malicious action; and provided

     

     

    further, that 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..........................................

    $2,460,920

     

    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.................

    $450,689

    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 of 1985,

     

    Public Law 99-272, 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; and provided further, that the information shall

     

    be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state

     

    privacy and security requirements ......................................................................

    $4,254,773

    1108-5200

    For the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premium and plan

     

    costs incurred in fiscal year 2015; 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 2015, and any

     

    unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on

     

    June 30, 2015; 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 shall be borne by such funds, and shall notify the comptroller of the amounts to be transferred, after similar determination, from the several state or other funds and amounts received in payment of all such charges or transfers shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for the commonwealth’s share of group insurance premium and plan costs provided to employees and retirees in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall 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 one year; provided further, that the amounts received in payment for the charges shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding section 26 of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the commission may negotiate, purchase and execute contracts before July 1 of each year for policies of group insurance as authorized by chapter 32A of the General Laws; provided further, that the rules for determining the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premiums for retired and active state employees shall be no different from the standards in effect on July 1, 2012; provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means by April 1, 2015 of the cost of the commonwealth’s projected share of group insurance premiums for the next fiscal year; provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 90 days prior to any changes in coverage, benefits or the schedule of copayments and deductibles for plans offered by the group insurance commission; provided further, that the group insurance commission may pay premium and plan costs for municipal employees and retirees who are enrolled in the group insurance commission’s health plans under the commission’s regulations; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 5, 2014 on the average full cost premium equivalent per enrollee and the average actual cost per enrollee for enrollees from participating municipalities, as well as the contribution ratios for each participating municipality, for fiscal year 2014; 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..............................................$1,391,500,896

    1108-5201 For the costs incurred by the group insurance commission associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage under section 19 of chapter 32B of the General Laws; provided, that the commission may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $2,072,548 from the revenue received from administrative fees associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage under said section 19 of said chapter 32B; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of 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 .....................................................................................

    $2,072,548

    1108-5350

    For elderly governmental retired employee premium payments............................

    $308,000

    1108-5400

    For the costs of the retired municipal teachers’ premiums and the audit of

     

     

    such premiums..................................................................................................

    $58,006,513

    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 or any other

     

     

    political subdivision, who are not otherwise provided those benefits

     

     

    pursuant to 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 ........

    $8,936,240

    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 the decisions,

     

     

    determinations or actions of which may be appealed to it; and provided

     

     

    further, that every decision issued by a commissioner or other head of an

     

     

    agency, or a 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......................................................................................................

    $1,118,669

    George Fingold Library.

     

    1120-4005

    For the administration of the George Fingold Library ............................................

    $850,832

    Department of Revenue.

     

    1201-0100

    For the operation of the department of revenue, including tax collection

     

     

    administration, audits of certain foreign corporations, and the division of

     

     

    local services; provided, that the department may allocate funds to the

     

     

    office of the attorney general for the tax prosecution unit; provided

     

     

    further, that the department may charge the expenses for computer

     

     

    services, including the costs of personnel and other support costs

     

     

    provided to the child support enforcement unit, from this item to item

     

     

    1201-0160, consistent with the costs attributable to said unit; provided

     

     

    further, that the department shall provide to the general court access to

     

     

    the municipal data bank; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1

     

     

    of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this

     

     

    item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a

     

     

    full-time or less than full-time basis, beginning not earlier than December

     

     

    1 and ending not later than November 30; and provided further, that

     

     

    seasonal positions funded by this account shall not be filled by an

     

     

    incumbent for more than 10 months within a 12-month period.........................

    $94,191,805

    1201-0130 For the department of revenue, which may expend for the operation of the department not more than $27,938,953 from revenues collected by the additional auditors for an enhanced audit program; provided, that the auditors shall: (a) discover and identify persons who are delinquent either in the filing of a tax return or the payment of a tax due and payable to the commonwealth; (b) obtain such delinquent returns; and (c) collect such delinquent taxes for a prior fiscal year; provided further, that 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: (a) the amount of revenue produced from these additional auditors; and (b) the amount of revenue produced by this item

    in fiscal years 2012, 2013, and 2014 ................................................................$27,938,953

    1201-0160 For the child support enforcement division; 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 annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the allocation of the funds not later than March 2, 2015; 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............$37,972,534

    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

    1201-0911

    For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the

     

    department of revenue for the purpose of resolving tax disputes;

     

    provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser

    of

     

    $2,000,000 and the amount certified by the secretary of administration

     

    and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012 .....................

    $2,000,000

    1231-1000

    For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to

     

    section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws ....................................................

    $1,100,000

    1232-0100

    For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have

     

    remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the

     

    General Laws; provided, that any unexpected funds in this item at the

     

    end of fiscal year 2014 shall not revert and shall be made available for

     

    the purposes of this item until June 30, 2015 ...................................................

    $12,500,000

    1232-0200

    For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund

     

    Administrative Review Board, established pursuant to 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 semiannual report on the status of the

     

    underground storage tank program, including, but not limited to, the

     

    following: (a) the number of municipal grants made for the removal and

     

    replacement of underground storage tanks, (b) the reimbursements for

     

    remediated petroleum spills, and (c) the number of backlog claims;

     

    provided further, that the report shall detail how many tanks are out of

     

    compliance with said chapter 21J; and provided further, that the

     

    semiannual reports shall be submitted not later than November 17, 2014

     

    and February 16, 2015........................................................................................

    $1,444,826

    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 ½, and Fifty-second of

     

    section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the

     

    commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said

     

    clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for

     

    additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said

     

    clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 in

     

    an amount not to exceed $2 per exemption granted; and provided

     

    further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to

     

    cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle

     

    excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the

     

    General Laws....................................................................................................

    $24,038,075

    1233-2350

    For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery

     

    and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph

     

    of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to

     

     

    municipalities as provided for in section 3 ......................................................

    $945,750,000

    1233-2400

    For reimbursements to cities and towns in lieu of taxes on state-owned

     

     

    land under sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of chapter 58 of the General

     

     

    Laws..................................................................................................................

    $26,770,000

    1233-2401 For reimbursements to qualifying cities and towns for additional educational costs under Chapter 40S of the General Laws………………………………………………….$250,000

    Appellate Tax Board.

    1310-1000

    For the operation of the appellate tax board; provided, that the board

     

     

    shall schedule hearings in 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

     

     

    November 28, 2014, on the number of hearings held at each location ..............

    $1,878,748

    1310-1001

    For the appellate tax board which may expend revenues up to a

     

     

    maximum of $400,000 from fees collected; provided, that for the purpose

     

     

    of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained

     

     

    revenues and related expenditures, the board may incur expenses and

     

     

    the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower

     

     

    of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in

     

     

    the state accounting system ..................................................................................

    $400,000

    Department of Veterans, Services.

     

    1410-0010

    For the operation of the department of veterans’ services; provided

     

     

    further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Veterans’

     

     

    Oral History Project at the Morse Institute Library in Natick; provided

     

     

    further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the ongoing

     

     

    maintenance and rehabilitation of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in the

     

     

    city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be

     

     

    expended for the Veterans’ Memorial Park located in the Roxbury

     

     

    section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $90,000

     

     

    shall be expended for support services for a transitional housing program

     

     

    for homeless veterans located in Chelsea, Massachusetts; provided

     

     

    further, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended to train three

     

     

    assistance dogs for male or female veterans; and provided further, that

     

     

    not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Honor Flight New England .........

    $2,926,269

    1410-0012

    For services to veterans, including the maintenance and operation of

     

     

    outreach centers; provided, that the centers shall provide counseling to

     

     

    incarcerated veterans and to Vietnam-era veterans who may have been

     

     

    exposed to agent orange and the families of such veterans; provided

     

     

    further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Springfield

     

     

    Partners for Community Action’s Veterans First Program, to provide

     

     

    comprehensive outreach services to Veterans in the four Western

     

    Massachusetts counties of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Soldier On for the purpose of providing services to homeless veterans in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire County; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended

     

    for Martha’s Vineyard Community Services; provided further,

    that

     

    $50,000 shall be allocated to New England Veterans Liberty House; and

     

    provided further, that centers shall provide services to veterans who

     

    were discharged after September 11, 2001 and the families of such

     

    veterans ..............................................................................................................

    $2,908,809

    1410-0015

    For the women veterans’ outreach program ............................................................

    $77,449

    1410-0018

    For the department of veterans’ services, which may expend not more

     

    than $565,000 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 ...............................................................................................................

    $565,000

    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, Inc. to administer a behavioral health career

     

    development program for returning veterans.........................................................

    $125,000

    1410-0250

    For veterans’ homelessness services; provided further, that not less than

     

    $220,000 shall be obligated for a contract with the Soldier On shelter

     

    located in the town of Leeds; and provided further, that the Turner House

     

    Living Center for Veterans shall receive not less than the amount

     

    received in fiscal year 2014 ................................................................................

    $2,888,218

    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; provided further, that not less

    than

     

    $200,000 shall be expended for an elevator providing safe access for the

     

    Women Veterans’ living quarters ........................................................................

    $2,592,470

    1410-0400

    For reimbursements to cities and towns for money paid for veterans’

     

    benefits and for payments to certain veterans under section 6 of chapter

     

    115 of the General Laws and for the payment of annuities to certain

    disabled veterans and the parents and un-remarried spouses of certain deceased veterans; provided, that annuity payments made under this item shall be made under sections 6A, 6B, and 6C of chapter 115 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amounts of veterans’ benefits paid by cities and towns to residents of a soldiers’ home, homeless shelter, or transitional housing facility shall be paid by the commonwealth to the several cities and towns; provided further, that pursuant to section 9 of said chapter 115, the department shall reimburse cities and towns for the cost of United States flags placed on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of veterans’ services shall continue a training program for veterans’ agents and directors of veterans’ services in cities and towns; provided further, that the department of veterans’ services shall provide such training in several locations across the commonwealth; provided further, that training shall be provided annually and on an as needed basis to veterans’ service organizations to provide information and education regarding the benefits available under said chapter 115 and all other benefits to which a veteran or a veteran’s dependents may be entitled; provided further, that any person applying for veterans’ benefits to pay for services available under chapter 118E of the General Laws shall also

     

    apply for medical assistance under said chapter 118E to minimize costs

     

     

    to the commonwealth and its municipalities; provided further, that

     

     

    veterans’ agents shall complete applications authorized by the executive

     

     

    office under said chapter 118E for a veteran, surviving spouse, or

     

     

    dependent applying for medical assistance under said chapter 115;

     

     

    provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall file the application for the

     

     

    veteran, surviving spouse, or dependent for assistance under said

     

     

    chapter 118E; provided further, that the executive office of health and

     

     

    human services shall act on all chapter 118E applications and advise the

     

     

    applicant and the veterans’ agent of the applicant’s eligibility for said

     

     

    chapter 118E healthcare; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall

     

     

    advise the applicant of the right to assistance for medical benefits under

     

     

    said chapter 115 pending approval of the application for assistance

     

     

    under said chapter 118E by the executive office; provided further, that

     

     

    the secretary may supplement healthcare under said chapter 118E with

     

     

    healthcare coverage pursuant to said chapter 115 if the secretary

     

     

    determines that supplemental coverage is necessary to afford the

     

     

    veteran, surviving spouse, or dependent sufficient relief and support;

     

     

    provided further, that payments to, or on behalf of, a veteran, surviving

     

     

    spouse, or dependent pursuant to said chapter 115 shall not be

     

     

    considered income for the purposes of determining eligibility under said

     

     

    chapter 118E; and provided further, that benefits awarded pursuant to

     

     

    section 6B of said chapter 115 shall be considered countable income ............

    $74,632,168

    1410-0630

    For the administration of the veterans’ cemeteries in the towns of

     

     

    Agawam and Winchendon ..................................................................................

     

    $1,186,700

    Reserves.

     

     

     

    1599-0026 For a reserve to support municipal improvements; provided, that these funds

     

     

    shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund,

     

     

    established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including

     

     

    projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the

     

     

    division of local services and distributed through the District Local

     

     

    Technical Assistance Fund; provided further, that $20,000 shall be

     

     

    expended to the Cape Cod Mosquito Control Project to conduct a study

     

     

    to determine a basis for separation from the State Reclamation Board to

     

     

    an independent agency on Cape Cod; provided further, that not less than

     

     

    $120,000 shall be granted to the town of Canton; provided further, that

     

     

    not less than $500,000 shall be expended to mitigate student

     

     

    overcrowding in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than

     

     

    $240,000 shall be expended for a one-time grant to the city of Quincy;

     

     

    and provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the costs

     

     

    associated with the technological upgrades for the Westford public

     

     

    school district……………………………… ...........................................................

     

    $3,780,000

    1599-0093

    For contract assistance to the water pollution abatement trust for debt

     

     

    service obligations of the trust, under sections 6, 6A, and 18 of chapter

     

     

    29C of the General Laws; prior appropriation continued ..................................

     

    $63,143,440

    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 2015 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

    ..............................

    $5,872,375

    1599-1978

    For a reserve for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for the

     

     

    purpose of defraying costs of the Massachusetts Bay Transportation

     

     

    Authority, or its successor, incurred in fiscal year 2015..................................

     

    $160,000,000

     

    Commonwealth Transportation Fund.......................

    100%

     

    1599-2004

    For a reserve to be administrated by the health policy commission to

     

     

    accelerate and support behavioral health integration within patient-

     

     

    centered medical homes, as certified by the commission under section

     

     

    14 of chapter 6D; provided, that this program will support efforts to build

     

     

    the partnerships and infrastructure needed to initiate or expand the

     

     

    provision of behavioral healthcare services within the primary care

     

     

    setting and may take the form of training, education, technical

     

     

    assistance, or direct grants; provided further, that the commission shall

     

     

    report to the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and

     

     

    the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than 24

     

     

    months following implementation of the program on the effectiveness,

     

     

    efficiency, and sustainability of the program; and provided further, that

     

     

    funds appropriated in this item shall not revert and shall be available for

     

     

    expenditure through June 30, 2015 ....................................................................

     

    $2,000,000

    1599-2014 For a reserve for victim assistance to be paid to the estate of the plaintiff in

     

     

    the case of Davis v. Rennie, civil action NO. 96-cv-11598MEL.............................

    $500,000

    1599-3234

    For the commonwealth’s South Essex sewerage district debt service

     

     

    assessment..............................................................................................................

     

    $87,486

    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......................................................................................

     

    $5,000,000

    1599-3557

    For unexpected startup costs of providers holding contracts issued under

     

     

    section 35VV of chapter 10 of the General laws; provided, that eligible

     

     

    costs shall be those incurred by the selected intermediary associated

     

     

    with due diligence and initial establishment of all necessary infrastructure

     

     

    including legal costs, operational and economic modeling, and other

     

     

    reasonable expenses associated with the homelessness pay-for-success

     

     

    contract ..................................................................................................................

     

    $250,000

    1599-3856

    For rent and associated costs at the Massachusetts information

     

     

    technology center in Chelsea.................................................................................

     

    $500,000

    1599-3858

    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 the city of Fall

     

     

    River....................................................................................................................

     

    $1,581,922

    1599-4440

    For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2015 costs of salary adjustments

     

     

    and other economic benefits authorized by collective bargaining

     

     

    agreements with the state universities that have not yet been ratified by

     

     

    the general court; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this

     

     

    account before ratification of the collective bargaining agreements by the

     

     

    general court .......................................................................................................

    $5,551,224

    1599-4441

    For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2015 costs of salary adjustments

     

     

    and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining

     

     

    agreements with the community colleges that have not yet been ratified

     

     

    by the general court; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this

     

     

    account before ratification of the collective bargaining agreements by the

     

     

    general court .......................................................................................................

    $1,450,643

    1599-4444

    For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2015 costs of salary adjustments

     

     

    and other economic benefits authorized by collective bargaining

     

     

    agreements with the executive branch that have not yet been ratified by

     

     

    the legislature; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this

     

     

    account prior to ratification of the collective bargaining agreements by

     

     

    the legislature; and provided further, that the human resources division

     

     

    may expend $560,000 to support its human resource modernization

     

     

    initiative .............................................................................................................

    $56,365,812

    1599-6903

    For the fiscal year 2015 costs of rate implementations under chapter

     

     

    257, acts of 2008, including, but not limited to, community-based flexible

     

     

    supports, placement and adoption services and supports, youth

     

     

    intermediate term stabilization, substance abuse residential, family

     

     

    stabilization, and ASAP purchased services; provided, that the secretary

     

     

    of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated in

     

     

    this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal

     

     

    year 2015 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the

     

     

    amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in

     

     

    accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the

     

     

    house and senate committees on ways and means.........................................

    $15,013,791

    1599-7104

    For a reserve of not more than $2,700,000 for the facilities costs

     

     

    associated with the college of visual and performing arts at the University

     

     

    of Massachusetts at Dartmouth including funds from this item for Bristol

     

     

    Community College; provided, that funds from this item shall be

     

     

    expended for the lease and operations of educational facilities procured

     

     

    by the University of Massachusetts to alleviate educational programmatic

     

     

    overcrowding.......................................................................................................

    $5,700,000

    Human Resources Division.

    1750-0100 For the operation of the human resources division and the costs of administration, training, and customer support related to the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system; provided, that the Massachusetts office of information technology shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services, including the operation of the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the division shall be responsible for the administration of examinations for state and municipal civil service titles, establishment of eligible lists, certification of eligible candidates to state and municipal appointing

     

    authorities, and technical assistance in selection and appointment to

     

     

    state and municipal appointing authorities; provided further, that

     

     

    notwithstanding clause (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws

     

     

    or any other general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of

     

     

    administration and finance shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be

     

     

    collected from each applicant for a civil service examination; provided

     

     

    further, that the division shall administer a program of state employee

     

     

    unemployment management including, but not limited to, agency training

     

     

    and assistance; provided further, that the division shall administer the

     

     

    statewide classification system including, but not limited to, maintaining a

     

     

    classification pay plan for civil service titles in accordance with generally

     

     

    accepted compensation standards, and reviewing appeals for

     

     

    reclassification; provided further, that the office of employee relations

     

     

    shall work with the executive office for administration and finance to

     

     

    provide the house and senate committees on ways and means with

     

     

    information related to recently negotiated, and expiring collective

     

     

    bargaining agreements required under item 1100-1100; 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...........................

    $2,569,218

    1750-0102

    For the human resources division which may expend not more than

     

     

    $2,648,864 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 under section 61A of said chapter

     

     

    31 and the wellness program established under section 61B of said

     

     

    chapter 31 and those programs in chapter 32 of the General Laws;

     

     

    provided further, that the personnel administrator shall charge a fee of

     

     

    not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant who participates in

     

     

    the physical ability test; and provided further, that 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 .....................................................................................

    $2,648,864

    1750-0119

    For payment of workers’ compensation benefits to certain former

     

     

    employees of Middlesex and Worcester counties; provided, that the

     

     

    division shall routinely recertify the former employees under current

     

     

    workers’ compensation procedures .........................................................................

    $52,057

    1750-0300

    For the commonwealth’s contributions in fiscal year 2015 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 agreements and shall be

     

     

    paid to the health and welfare trust funds on a monthly basis or on such

     

     

    other basis as the applicable collective bargaining agreement provides..........

    $30,943,517

    Operational Services Division.

     

    1775-0106

    For the operation of an enhanced vendor auditing unit within the

     

     

    operational services division; provided, that the unit shall use a risk

     

     

    analysis program to identify vendor areas at high risk of fraud, overbilling

     

     

    or unallowable expenses; provided further, that the risk analysis shall

     

     

    use vendor-filed uniform financial reports, contracts with state entities

     

     

    and Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system billing

     

     

    records; provided further, that in determining risk, the unit shall consider:

     

     

    (a) failure to file in a timely manner annual uniform financial reports and

     

     

    required private audits; (b) related-party transactions; (c) use of

     

     

    management companies; (d) amounts of billed expenditures on credit

     

     

    cards; (e) expenditures for non-program expenses such as travel, meals,

     

     

    and vehicles; and (f) referrals or complaints from other state agencies,

     

     

    public officials, and consumers; provided further, that the unit shall

     

     

    conduct field audits as necessary to determine evidence of fraud,

     

     

    overbilling or unallowable expenses; provided further, that the unit shall

     

     

    develop a recovery plan to recoup all funds received by a vendor due to

     

     

    fraud, overbilling or unallowable expenses and shall be responsible for

     

     

    recovering such funds; provided further, that any recovery plan that

     

     

    provides for less than the full restitution of misspent funds shall not be

     

     

    implemented without the approval of the secretary of administration and

     

     

    finance; provided further, that all funds recovered shall be deposited in

     

     

    the General Fund; provided further, that audits which indicate criminal

     

     

    fraud shall be referred to the attorney general for investigation; and

     

     

    provided further, that the unit shall file a report to the executive office for

     

     

    administration and finance, and the house and senate committees on

     

     

    ways and means not later than March 13, 2015 on the activities of the

     

     

    unit, including the number of audits conducted, the number of vendors

     

     

    audited, the number of vendors demonstrating the risk factors listed in

     

     

    this item, the funds identified for recoupment, the funds recouped, any

     

     

    reasons why identified funds were not recouped, and details of recovery

     

     

    plans that required the approval of the secretary of administration and

     

     

    finance ...................................................................................................................

    $497,545

    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 $9,146,607 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 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.........................................................................................

    $9,146,607

    1775-0124

    For the operational services division; provided, that the division may

     

     

    expend an amount not to exceed $500,000 from revenues collected in

     

     

    the recovery of cost-reimbursement and non-reimbursable overbilling

     

    and recoupment for health and human service agencies and as a result of administrative reviews, as determined during the division’s audits and reviews of providers under section 22N of chapter 7 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division may only retain revenues collected in

     

    excess of $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 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....................................................................................................................

    $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 those businesses to better compete for state contracts, and

     

     

    also ensures that equitable practices and policies in the public

     

     

    marketplace are maintained; provided further, that the office shall

     

     

    administer an electronic business certification application which shall be

     

     

    accessible to business applicants through the internet; provided further,

     

     

    that the office shall ensure the integrity and security of personal and

     

     

    financial information transmitted by electronic application; provided

     

     

    further, that the office shall, using all existing available resources,

     

     

    provide certification services to all supplier diversity office qualified

     

     

    applicants, within or outside of the commonwealth, as applicable; 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 .....................................................................................

    $556,740

    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

     

     

    6, 2014; 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, 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 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

    Massachusetts Office of Information Technology.

     

    1790-0100

    For the operation of the Massachusetts office of information technology;

     

    provided, 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 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 29, 2015, with actual and projected savings and expenditures for

     

    the audits in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015; provided further, that

     

    the state comptroller shall establish accounts and procedures as the

     

    comptroller deems appropriate and necessary to assist in accomplishing

     

    the purposes of this item; provided further, that the chief information

     

    officer may establish rules and procedures necessary to implement this

     

    item; and provided further, that the division shall file a report with the

     

    secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate

     

    committees on ways and means on or before December 15, 2014 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 ...........................................................................................

    $3,409,659

    1790-0151

    For the Massachusetts office of information technology, which may

     

    expend an amount not to exceed $4,700 from fees charged to entities

     

    other than political subdivisions of the commonwealth for the distribution

     

    of digital cartographic and other data.........................................................................

    $4,700

    1790-0300

    For the Massachusetts office of information technology, which may

     

    expend not more than $5,449,800 from revenues collected

    from the

    provision of computer resources and services to the general public for the costs of the bureau of computer services, including the purchase, lease, or rental of telecommunications lines, services, and equipment; provided, that 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..........................................

    $5,449,800

    1790-0350

    For the operation of the Springfield Data Center ................................................

    $3,833,596

    EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF 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..............................................................

    $6,415,834

    2000-0101 For the executive office of energy and environmental affairs to coordinate and

     

     

    implement strategies for climate change adaptation and preparedness,

     

     

    including but not limited to: (a) the resiliency of the commonwealth's

     

     

    transportation, energy and public health infrastructures; (b) built

     

     

    environments; (c) municipal assistance; (d) improved data collection and

     

     

    analysis; and (e) enhanced planning; provided further, that the executive

     

     

    office may enter into interagency service agreements to facilitate and

     

     

    accomplish these efforts… ..............................................................................…$1,000,000

    2000-1011

    For the office of environmental law enforcement, which may expend not

     

     

    more than $80,000 from the administrative handling charge revenues

     

     

    received from electronic transactions processed through its online

     

     

    licensing and registration systems; provided, that 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 amounts not to

     

     

    exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue

     

     

    estimate, as reported in the state accounting system..............................................

    $80,000

    2000-1700

    For the operation of information technology services within the executive

     

     

    office of energy and environmental affairs ........................................................

    $10,618,239

    2030-1000 For the operation of the office of environmental law enforcement; provided, that environmental police officers shall provide monitoring pursuant to the National Shellfish Sanitation Program; provided further, that funds from this item shall not be expended for the purposes of item 2030-1004; provided further, that not less than $12,000 shall be expended for a seasonal environmental police officer for the protection and enhancement of Wallum

    Lake; and provided further, that the

    office of environmental

    law

    enforcement shall seek technical assistance from the executive office of

    public safety and security to identify

    and apply for federal grant

    opportunities available to the office of environmental law enforcement

    ..............$9,841,010

    2030-1004 For environmental police private details; provided, that the office may expend not more than $300,000 from revenues collected from the fees charged for private details; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating

     

    timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related

     

     

    expenditures, the office of environmental law enforcement may incur

     

     

    expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to

     

     

    exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue

     

     

    estimate as reported in the state accounting system.............................................

    $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, the assessments levied for fiscal year

     

     

    2015 under said first paragraph shall be made at a rate sufficient to

     

     

    produce the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe

     

     

    benefits costs for personnel paid from this item..................................................

    $9,640,024

    2100-0013

    For the operation of the transportation division......................................................

    $371,550

    2100-0014

    For the department of public utilities, which may expend for the operation

     

     

    of the energy facilities siting board an amount not to exceed $75,000

     

     

    from application fees collected in fiscal year 2015 and prior fiscal years

     

     

    from utility companies ..............................................................................................

    $75,000

    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 2015 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, the assessments levied for fiscal year 2015 shall be

     

     

    made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item

     

     

    and the cost of associated fringe benefits for personnel paid from this

     

     

    item ..........................................................................................................................

    $90,077

    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; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be

     

     

    expended for environmental programs in the town of Belmont; and

     

     

    provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for

     

     

    Brownfield redevelopment in the city of Lynn ...................................................

    $28,638,668

    2200-0102

    For the department of environmental protection, which may expend an

     

     

    amount not to exceed $650,151 collected from fees for wetland permits;

     

     

    provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary,

     

     

    for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the

     

     

    receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur

     

     

    expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to

     

     

    exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue

     

     

    estimate as reported in the state accounting system.............................................

    $650,151

    2200-0107

    For technical assistance, grants, and support of efforts consistent with

     

     

    the Massachusetts recycling and solid waste master plan and climate

     

     

    protection plan; provided, that funds may be expended for a recycling

     

     

    industries reimbursement program pursuant to section 241 of chapter 43

     

     

    of the acts of 1997 .................................................................................................

    $500,000

    2200-0109

    For the department of environmental protection for the sole purpose of

     

     

    ensuring sufficient staff for timely permit decisions and compliance

     

     

    assurance ...........................................................................................................

    $2,500,000

    2200-0112

    For the department of environmental protection, which may expend an

     

     

    amount not to exceed $2,500,000 collected from permit and compliance

     

     

    fees for the sole purpose of ensuring sufficient staff for timely permit

     

     

    decisions and compliance assurance; provided, that if: (a) this item is

     

     

    abolished or reduced in fiscal year 2015; or (b) operational funding for

     

     

    the department falls below the level authorized in the general

     

     

    appropriation act for fiscal year 2014 excluding appropriations for

     

     

    earmarks and non-recurring operating costs, the fee increase supporting

     

     

    this item shall terminate; and provided further, that for the purpose of

     

     

    accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues

     

     

    and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the

     

     

    comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of

     

     

    this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the

     

     

    state accounting system .....................................................................................

    $2,500,000

    2210-0106

    For the department of environmental protection, which may expend for

     

     

    the administration and implementation of the Massachusetts Toxics Use

     

     

    Reduction Act, pursuant to chapter 21I of the General Laws an amount

     

     

    not to exceed $3,120,894 from the revenue collected from fees,

     

     

    penalties, grants, and tuition under said chapter 21I; provided, that the

     

     

    department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on

     

     

    ways and means not later than February 2, 2015 detailing the status of

     

     

    the department’s progress in meeting the statutory and regulatory

     

     

    deadlines associated with said chapter 21I and detailing the number of

     

     

    full-time equivalent positions assigned to various implementation

     

     

    requirements of said chapter 21I; provided further, that not less than

     

     

    $1,629,860 from this item shall be made available for the operation of the

     

     

    Toxics Use Reduction Institute program at the University of

     

     

    Massachusetts at Lowell; provided further, that the department shall

     

     

    enter into an interagency service agreement with the University of

     

     

    Massachusetts to make such funding available for this purpose; provided

     

     

    further, that not less than $644,096 from this item shall be made

     

     

    available for toxics use reduction technical assistance and technology in

     

     

    accordance with said chapter 21I; provided further, that the department

     

     

    shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the executive

     

     

    office of energy and environmental affairs to make such funding available

     

     

    for this purpose; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general

     

     

    or special laws to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing

     

     

    discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures,

     

     

    the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for

     

     

    payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the

     

     

    most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system........

    $3,120,894

    2220-2220

    For the administration and implementation of the federal Clean Air Act,

     

     

    Public Law 88-206, as amended, as codified at 42 U.S.C. section 7401

     

     

    et seq. including the operating permit program, the emissions banking

     

     

    program, the auto-related state implementation program, the low

     

     

    emission vehicle program, the non-auto-related state implementation

     

     

    program, and the commonwealth’s commitments under the New England

     

     

    Governors/Eastern Canadian Premiers action plans for reducing acid

     

     

    rain deposition and mercury emissions..................................................................

     

    $849,679

    2220-2221

    For the administration and implementation of the operating permit and

     

     

    compliance program required under the federal Clean Air Act, Public Law

     

     

    88-206, as amended, as codified at 42 U.S.C. section 7401 et seq...................

    $1,513,064

    2250-2000

    For the commonwealth’s implementation of the federal Safe Drinking

     

     

    Water Act of 1974, Public Law 93-52, as amended, pursuant to section

     

     

    18A of chapter 21A of the General Laws ............................................................

     

    $1,504,682

    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; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law

     

     

    to the contrary, the department of environmental protection shall

     

     

    investigate and report on any state and federal resources available to the

     

     

    owners of the surrounding property on Bolton Street in Marlborough who

     

     

    have sustained damage due to the negligent release of petroleum from

     

     

    an underground storage tank leak during the month of April 2012; and

     

     

    provided further, that said report shall be presented to the house and

     

     

    senate committees on ways and means on or before January 15, 2015..........

    $13,944,080

    2260-8872

    For the brownfields site audit program................................................................

     

    $1,166,067

    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.........................................................................................................

     

    $390,211

    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 those assessments shall be used to cover appropriate

     

     

    administrative costs of the department including, but not limited to,

     

     

    payroll, personnel, legal, and budgetary costs;

    provided further, that not

     

     

    less than $83,400 shall be expended for a Great Marsh Green Crab

     

     

    trapping program; and provided further, that the amount and contribution

     

     

    from each division or program shall be determined by the commissioner

     

     

    of fish and game ....................................................................................................

     

    $885,580

    2300-0101

    For the division of ecological restoration and riverways protection

     

     

    program and for the promotion of public access to rivers and wetland

     

     

    restoration, including grants to public and nonpublic entities; provided,

     

     

    that the positions funded in this item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of

     

     

    the General Laws...................................................................................................

     

    $507,404

    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................................................

    $12,326,956

     

    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...................................................................

    $426,872

     

    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................................................................

    $1,500,000

     

    Inland Fisheries and Game Fund.............................

    100%

    2310-0317

    For the waterfowl management program established pursuant to section

     

    11 of chapter 131 of the General Laws....................................................................

    $65,000

     

    Inland Fisheries and Game Fund.............................

    100%

    2320-0100

    For the administration of the public access board, including the

     

    maintenance, operation, and improvement 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 ............................................................

    $528,626

    2330-0100

    For the operation of the division of marine fisheries, including expenses

     

    of the Annisquam river marine research laboratory, marine research

     

    programs, a commercial fisheries program, a shellfish

    management

    program, including coastal area classification, mapping and technical assistance, the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant, and a shellfish classification program; provided, that funds shall be expended on a recreational fisheries program to be reimbursed by federal funds; provided further, that the division shall continue to develop strategies to improve federal regulations governing the commercial fishing industry and to promote sustainable fisheries; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for programs at the Fishing Academy, Inc., for young people in greater Boston; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended for a program of collaborative research by the Division of Marine Fisheries through the Marine Fisheries Institute, in collaboration with the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, that applies innovative technology to assess the biomass of fish, in the region managed by the New England Fishery Management Council; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation in Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties to be administered jointly by the director of marine fisheries and counties; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended for the operation of

     

    the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided further, that the

     

     

    division shall offer wet storage and desanding services at the

     

     

    Newburyport shellfish purification plant as laid out in the report dated

     

     

    March 1, 2012; provided further, that for functions not being performed

     

     

    by the plant prior to July 1, 2012, the division may solicit competitive

     

     

    proposals for the utilization of excess processing capacity at the

     

     

    Newburyport shellfish purification plant, which may include proposals to

     

     

    offer wet storage and desanding services at the plant as described in the

     

     

    shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012;

     

     

    provided further, that the division shall be under no obligation to consider

     

     

    or implement any proposal that the division determines would displace,

     

     

    impede or otherwise hinder the existing functions of the plant; provided

     

     

    further, that the division may enter into contracts based on proposals

     

     

    received and the division shall notify the house and senate committees

     

     

    on ways and means not later than 60 days prior to taking any such

     

     

    action; and provided further, that any proceeds derived from these

     

     

    activities shall be retained and shall be deposited into item 2330-0150.............

    $5,854,213

    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.........................................................................

    $606,791

    2330-0121

    For the division of marine fisheries to utilize reimbursable federal

     

     

    sportfish restoration funds to further develop marine recreational fishing

     

     

    and related programs, including the costs of activities that increase

     

     

    public access for marine recreational fishing, support research on

     

     

    artificial reefs, and otherwise provide for the development of marine

     

     

    recreational fishing; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may

     

     

    expend not more than $217,989 in revenues collected from federal

     

     

    sportfish restoration funds and from the sale of materials which promote

     

     

    marine recreational fishing.....................................................................................

    $217,989

    2330-0150

    For the operation and maintenance of the Newburyport shellfish

     

     

    purification plant; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may

     

     

    expend not more than $200,000 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 implementation of wet storage and

     

     

    desanding services and the shellfish purification plant management plan

     

     

    dated March 1, 2012 to the executive office of environmental affairs, the

     

     

    executive office for administration and finance, and the house and

     

     

    senate committees on ways and means not later than six months

     

     

    following the effective date of this act; and provided further, that for the

     

     

    purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of

     

     

    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.............................................

    $200,000

    2330-0300

    For the administration and operation of the saltwater fishing permit

     

     

    program in accordance with chapter 161 of the acts of 2009; provided

     

     

    further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the design and

     

     

    engineering cost for a canoe ramp at the Squantum Point Park in the city

     

     

    of Quincy;............................................................................................................

    $1,319,155

     

    Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund..

    100%

    Department of Agricultural Resources.

     

    2511-0100

    For the operation of the department of agricultural resources, including

     

    the division of administration, the integrated pest management program,

     

    the board of agriculture, the division of agricultural markets, the division

     

    of animal health, the division of agricultural conservation and technical

     

    assistance, the division of crop and pest services, including a program of

     

    laboratory services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the

     

    expenses of the pesticide board, and agency costs associated with the

     

    administration of other boards, commissions, and committees chaired by

     

    the department; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the

     

    statewide 4-H program; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall

     

    be expended for the apiary inspection program; provided further, that not

     

    less than $200,000 shall be expended for the cost of any and all

     

    products, equipment, and labor associated with the eradication of the

     

    arbovirus, as well as the cost of any other type of pesticide or agent, in

     

    order to prevent the spread of eastern equine encephalitis and west nile

     

    virus in Bristol and Plymouth Counties; and provided further, that not less

     

    than $300,000 shall be expended to establish a buy local effort in central

     

    Massachusetts and to enhance the buy local effort in western,

     

    northeastern and southern Massachusetts; provided further, that not less

     

    than $120,000 shall be expended to support the Massachusetts Farm to

     

    School Project.....................................................................................................

    $5,676,193

    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; provided further,

     

    that the department may assess an administrative charge not to exceed

     

    2 per cent of the total herein; provided further, that not less than $50,000

     

    shall be expended for Food for the Word Inc.; and provided further, that

     

    $1,000,000 shall be expended for operating funds to distribute food for

     

    the Massachusetts emergency food assistance program.................................

    $15,050,000

    2511-3002

    For the integrated pest management program ........................................................

    $57,553

    Department of Conservation and Recreation.

     

    2800-0100

    For the operation of the department of conservation and recreation;

     

    provided, that the 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 the

     

    department of conservation and recreation for costs incurred by the

     

    department of state police 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

     

    section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws, the department shall

     

    establish or renegotiate fees, licenses, permits, rents, and leases and

     

    adjust or develop other revenue sources to fund the maintenance,

     

    operation, and administration of the department; and provided further,

     

    that no funds shall be expended from this item for personnel overtime

     

    costs....................................................................................................................

    $4,353,898

    2800-0101

    For the watershed management program to operate and maintain

     

    reservoirs, watershed lands, and related infrastructure of the department

     

    of conservation and recreation and the office of water resources in the

     

    department; provided, that the amount of the payment shall be charged

     

    to the General Fund and shall not be included in the amount of the

     

    annual determination of fiscal year charges to the Massachusetts Water

     

    Resources Authority assessed to the authority under the General Laws;

     

    provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the

     

    construction of drop inlet structures to reduce flooding in the Assonet

     

    neighborhood in the town of Freetown; provided further, that not less

     

    than $50,000 shall be expended for projects and upgrades made through

     

    the Blackstone River Watershed Association; provided further, that not

     

    less than $100,000 shall be expended for a one-time grant to the city of

     

    Dedham; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended

     

    for the restoration project at Milford Pond in Milford; 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 .....................................................................................................

    $1,310,149

    2800-0401

    For a program to provide stormwater management for all properties and

     

    roadways under the care, custody, and control of the department of

     

    conservation and recreation; provided, that the department shall

     

    implement a stormwater management program in compliance with

     

    federal and state stormwater management requirements; provided

     

    further, that the department shall inventory all stormwater infrastructure,

     

    assess its stormwater practices, analyze long-term capital and

     

    operational needs, and implement a stormwater management plan to

     

    comply with federal and state regulatory requirements; 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 ..................................................................................................

    $408,594

    2800-0501

    For the operation of the beaches, pools, and spray pools under the

     

    control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that

     

    the seasonal hires of the department’s parks, beaches, pools, and spray

     

    pools shall be paid from this item; provided further, that all beaches,

     

    pools, and spray pools shall remain open and staffed from Memorial Day

     

    through Labor Day; provided further, that the beaches, pools, and spray

     

    pools shall be fully maintained; provided further,

    that no less than

     

    $200,000 shall be expended for the Metropolitan Beaches to be fully

     

    maintained and seasonally staffed as recommended by the Metropolitan

     

    Beaches Commission in coordination with the department of

     

    conservation and recreation; provided further, that 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 preceding Memorial Day, whose employment continues beyond

     

    the Saturday following Labor Day, and who received health insurance

     

    benefits in fiscal year 2014 shall continue to receive such benefits in

     

    fiscal year 2015 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 ...........................

    $13,780,812

    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 not less than $22,000 shall be expended for

     

     

    a hydraulic analysis of the dam in Choate Park in the town of Medway;

     

     

    provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the

     

     

    preservation of a historic property in the town of Hadley; and provided

     

     

    further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate

     

     

    committees on ways and means not later than December 3, 2014, that

     

     

    shall include, but not be limited to the following: (a) the number of staff

     

     

    that are assigned from this line item and their job title; (b) the number of

     

     

    dam inspections scheduled for fiscal year 2015; and (c) the number of

     

     

    dams in need of repair or replacement ..................................................................

    $582,428

    2810-0100 For the operation of the division of state parks and recreation; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used: (a) to operate all of the division’s parks, parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges, and related appurtenances under the care, custody, and control of the division, flood control activities of the division, reservations, campgrounds, beaches, and pools; (b) for the oversight of rinks; (c) to protect and manage the division’s lands and natural resources, including the forest and parks conservation services and the bureau of forestry development; and (d) no less than $500,000 shall be used to maintain and operate the Metropolitan Beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull; provided further, that the same properties shall be open in fiscal year 2015 as were open in fiscal year 2014; 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 not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of Red Rock Park in Lynn; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the purposes of aquatic invasive species control; provided further, that no less than $25,000 shall be expended for the development and maintenance of a community garden in proximity to the commuter rail and/or track running West to East in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and improvement of the Fellsmere Pond Reservoir in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and use of the trailside museum and the Chickatawbut Hill center; provided further, that not less

    than $50,000 shall be expended for the Central Plymouth County Water District Commission for the improvement and management of lakes and ponds in said district; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of walking trails at Newton Hill and related improvements in Elm Park in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Blue Hills Observatory and Science Center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the restoration and repair of the Speaker John F. Thompson Center in the City of Boston; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the community playground at the Burr Elementary School in the city of Newton; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Let’s Row Boston program administered by Community Rowing, Inc. of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for waterfowl nuisance management at Flax Pond in the city of Lynn; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the cleanup of Pilayella algae; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a park alongside the Merrimack River in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for long term care and maintenance of Whitman’s Pond in Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a study to be commissioned for the prospect of a recreational park along the Nashua River in the town of Clinton; provided further, that not less than $11,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and enhancement of Webster Lake; and provided further, that the department may issue grants to public and

    nonpublic entities from this item. ......................................................................$42,992,881 2810-2042 For the department of conservation and recreation, which may expend not

    more than $14,141,673 from revenue collected by the department including, but not limited to, revenues collected from: (a) campsite reservation transactions from the automated campground reservation and registration program; (b) permits, leases, concessions, fees, rentals, and all other contracts; (c) telecommunications system user fees and other charges established by the commissioner of conservation and recreation and as received from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the division of highways, the Central Artery/Ted Williams Tunnel Project, the department of state police, and quasi-public and private entities; (d) skating rink fees and rentals; (e) Ponkapoag golf course fees and rentals; (f) Leo J. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (g) activities authorized pursuant to section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $17,677,091 the department shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds in this item shall be expended for the following purposes: (i) the operation and expenses of the department; (ii) expenses, upkeep, and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (iii) the operation and maintenance of the telecommunications system; (iv) the operation and maintenance of the department’s skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (v) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (vi) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. Martin golf course at an amount not less than $824,790; provided further, that nothing in this item shall impair or diminish the rights of access and utilization of all current users of the

     

    telecommunications system under agreements previously entered into;

     

     

    provided further, that this item may be reimbursed by political

     

     

    subdivisions of the commonwealth and private entities for direct and

     

     

    indirect costs expended by the department to maintain the

     

     

    telecommunications system; provided further, that the division may issue

     

     

    grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item and shall issue

     

     

    matching grants of not less than $190,000 to public and nonpublic

     

     

    entities from this item to support free public events and programs on the

     

     

    Metropolitan Beaches as recommended by the Metropolitan Beaches

     

     

    Commission; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating

     

     

    timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related

     

     

    expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller

     

     

    may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this

     

     

    authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the

     

     

    state accounting system; 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

     

     

    department shall continue to review revenue collection processes to

     

     

    maximize revenue generation under current laws and regulations...................

    $14,141,673

    2820-0101

    For the costs associated with the department’s park rangers specific to

     

     

    the security of the state house; provided, that funds appropriated in this

     

     

    item shall only be expended for the costs of security and park rangers at

     

     

    the state house; provided further, that door 5 of the Massachusetts state

     

     

    house shall be staffed and open to the public from a period beginning on

     

     

    Patriot’s Day and ending on Columbus Day, Monday through Friday,

     

     

    from 9:30AM to 4:30PM; provided further, that the department shall

     

     

    conduct a feasibility study on opening the gates accessing Beacon street

     

     

    near the Kennedy statue; provided further, that the commissioner shall

     

     

    work in conjunction with the captain of the park rangers specific to the

     

     

    state house security, the colonel of the state police, and the

     

     

    superintendent of the bureau of the state house in conducting said study;

     

     

    and provided further, that the study shall be submitted to the house and

     

     

    senate committees on ways and means on or before January 1, 2015..............

    $1,696,876

    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 ............................................................................

    $3,000,000

    Department of Energy Resources.

     

    7006-1001

    For the residential conservation service program under chapter 465 of

     

     

    the acts of 1980 and the commercial and apartment conservation service

     

     

    program pursuant to section 11A of chapter 25A of the General Laws;

     

     

    provided, that the assessments levied for fiscal year 2015 pursuant to

     

     

    said chapter 465 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............................................................................

    $224,111

    7006-1003

    For the operation of the department of energy resources; provided, that

     

     

    notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount

     

     

    assessed under section 11H of chapter 25A of the General Laws shall be

     

     

    equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe

     

     

    benefits costs for personnel paid from this item..................................................

    $3,651,230

    EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF EDUCATION.

    Department of Early Education and Care.

    3000-1000

    For the administration of the department of early education and care and

     

     

    the costs of field operations and licensing provided through the

     

     

    department; provided, that the department shall report on the first

     

     

    business day of each month to the joint committee on education, the joint

     

     

    committee on children, families and persons with disabilities, the house

     

     

    and senate committees on ways and means, and the secretary of

     

     

    administration and finance on the unduplicated number of children on

     

     

    waiting lists for state-subsidized early education and care programs and

     

     

    services, including supportive 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

     

     

    cases pursuant to section 51A of chapter 119 of the General Laws,

     

     

    children referred by or transitioning from the department of children and

     

     

    families, and children of income-eligible families; provided further, that

     

     

    said reports shall include the number of recipients subject to subsection

     

     

    (f) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995; provided further, that

     

     

    the department of early education and care shall provide the caseload

     

     

    forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information

     

     

    pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a

     

     

    monthly basis; and provided further, that the information shall be

     

     

    provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy

     

     

    and security requirements.................................................................................

    $13,256,558

    3000-2000

    For regional administration and coordination of services provided by child

     

     

    care resource and referral agencies ...................................................................

    $5,873,862

    3000-2050

    For the administration of the Children’s Trust Fund, pursuant to section

     

     

    50 of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that the department

     

     

    shall not exercise any supervision or control with respect to the board of

     

     

    the trust fund .......................................................................................................

    $1,086,317

    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 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 ..............................................

    $79,730,057

    3000-4040

    For costs associated with reducing the waitlist for income-eligible early

     

    education and care programs; provided, that funds from this account

     

    may be transferred to item 3000-4060..............................................................

    $10,000,000

    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 2015 ........................................................................................................

    $133,477,300

    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 2015; provided further, that said

     

     

    plan shall be filed with the house and senate chairs of the joint

     

     

    committee on education, the chairs of the house and senate committees

     

     

    on ways and means, and the secretary of administration and finance;

     

     

    provided further, that 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; and provided further, that any unexpended

     

     

    funds in this item at the end of fiscal year 2014 shall not revert and shall

     

     

    be made available for the purposes of this item until June 30, 2015..............

    $241,894,678

    3000-5000

    For grants to head start programs; provided, that funds from this item

     

     

    may be expended on early head start programs ................................................

    $8,100,000

    3000-5075

    For the Massachusetts universal pre-kindergarten program; provided,

     

     

    that funds from this item shall be expended on grants to improve the

     

     

    quality of and expand access to preschool programs and services to

     

    children from the age of 2 years and 9 months until they are kindergarten eligible; provided further, that any newly-funded programs designated as Massachusetts universal pre-kindergarten program participants shall fall within the quality standards established by the Massachusetts quality rating and improvement system; provided further, that programs receiving grant funds may use the funds to enhance teacher and staff quality and compensation, enhance program quality through participation in the Massachusetts quality rating and improvement system, enhance program ability to interpret and use assessment data effectively, enhance developmentally-appropriate practices, incorporate ancillary services into the program, facilitate or provide access to wrap-around services for working families or increase capacity to expand access to age-eligible children on the centralized waitlist maintained by the department; 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 such services shall be made

     

     

    available statewide to parents under the age of 21 years; provided

     

     

    further, that the Children’s Trust Fund shall oversee the ongoing

     

     

    development and maintenance of a participant data system; and

     

     

    provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the

     

     

    contrary, priority for such services shall be given to low-income parents .........

    $10,483,933

    3000-7040

    For the department of early education and care, which may expend not

     

     

    more than $200,000 for contingency contracts related to pursuing federal

     

     

    reimbursement or avoiding costs in its capacity as the single state

     

     

    agency under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act; provided, that

     

     

    notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, these

     

     

    contingency contracts shall not exceed 3 years except with prior review

     

     

    and approval by the executive office for administration and finance .....................

    $200,000

    3000-7050

    For the coordinated family and community engagement grant program,

     

     

    which shall establish a statewide network of supports for early education;

     

     

    provided, that the department shall distribute the grants no later than

     

    August 29, 2014, 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, the home-based, school readiness and family support program known as the parent-child home program, head start programs, school readiness and family support programs, licensed child care providers, and child care resource and referral centers; provided further, that supports funded through this item shall be in alignment with the quality requirements of the Massachusetts universal pre-kindergarten program and the development of the 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 item; and provided further, that the department may expend funds from

     

    this item on grants for supplemental services for children with

     

     

    individualized education....................................................................................

    $18,464,890

    3000-7070

    For Reach Out and Read, Inc.; provided, that the funds distributed

     

     

    through Reach Out and Read, Inc. shall be contingent upon a match of

     

     

    not less than $1 in private or corporate contributions for every $1 in state

     

     

    grant funding ..........................................................................................................

    $800,000

    EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

    Office of the Secretary.

    4000-0005 For youth violence prevention program grants administered by the executive office of health and human services; provided, that the programs shall be targeted at reducing youth violence among young persons at highest risk for being perpetrators of, or victims of, gun violence; provided further, that the application for receipt of grants shall require applicants to: (i) identify the target population for services; (ii) identify a method for identifying youths in the target population; (iii) estimate the total number of youths in the target population; and (iv) propose a method for selecting youths for services if the amount of the grant will not cover all youths in the target population; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Services, Inc. to provide youth development and violence prevention services to at-risk youth; provided further, that the 20 municipalities with the highest average violent crime rate between 2010 and 2012, as measured by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s uniform crime reports, shall be eligible to apply for grants under this item; provided further, that in selecting grant recipients, the executive office shall ensure that all programs can be consistently evaluated by a single statewide evaluator and that all programs are committed to providing the data and cooperation necessary for comprehensive program evaluation; provided further, that the evaluator shall, to the extent feasible, advise the office on the development of the request for proposals for the grants and shall assist the office in the review and selection of grant applications; provided further, that the secretary shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 3, 2015 detailing: (a) successful grant applications; (b) a set of clearly-defined goals and benchmarks on which grant recipients will be evaluated; and

    (c) outside evaluation that will be utilized to measure program implementation and preliminary outcomes; and provided further, that

    funds may be set aside for the administration of these programs ......................$4,100,000

    4000-0050 For the operation of the PCA quality home care workforce council,

    established pursuant to section 71 of chapter 118E of the General Laws..........$1,249,928

    4000-0300 For the operation of the executive office of health and human services, including the operation of the managed care oversight board; provided, that the executive office shall provide technical and administrative assistance to agencies under the purview of the secretariat receiving federal funds; provided further, that the executive office shall monitor the expenditures and completion timetables for systems development projects and enhancements undertaken by all agencies under the purview of the secretariat and shall ensure that all measures are taken to make such systems compatible with one another for enhanced

    interagency interaction; provided further, that the executive office shall ensure that any collaborative assessments for children receiving services from multiple agencies within the secretariat shall be performed within existing resources; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for administrative and contracted services related to the implementation and operation of programs authorized by chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further that on or before December 31, 2014, not less than $100,000 shall be provided to Noble Hospital, a federal and state disproportionate share hospital that is geographically isolated, to improve the access entry way for all patients, especially those challenged with disabilities, provided that such funds are matched by an equal or greater amount by Noble Hospital; provided further, that in consultation with the center for health information and analysis, no rate increase shall be provided to existing Medicaid provider rates without taking all measures possible under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U.S.C. chapter 7, subchapter XIX, 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 the executive office shall contract with Martha’s Vineyard Community Services, Inc. for no less than $60,000 to increase access to health and human services on Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket, and such funds shall be used to cover feasible travel costs associated with arranging access to health and human services; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made that are not federally reimbursable, including those related to Titles XIX or XXI of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U.S.C. chapter 7, subchapters XIX or XXI or the MassHealth demonstration waiver pursuant to section 1115(a) of said Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U.S.C. section 1315(a) or the community first demonstration waiver pursuant to section 1115 of the Social Security Act, as codified at 42 U.S.C. section 1315, whether made by the executive office or another commonwealth entity, except as required for: (a) the equivalent of MassHealth Standard benefits for children under age 21 who are in the care or custody of the department of youth services or the department of children and families;

    (b) dental benefits provided to clients of the department of developmental services who are age 21 or over; or (c) cost containment efforts the purposes and amounts of which have been submitted to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to making these expenditures; provided further, that the office of Medicaid shall apply an add-on to reimburse the managed care organizations and senior care organizations under contract with the commonwealth for the full costs associated with the Affordable Care Act’s annual insurer fee, as specified in section 9010(a) of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148; provided, that said add-on shall be exclusive of any additional rate increase currently being proposed for the fiscal year 2015; provided further, that not later than September 15, 2014, MassHealth shall provide a report of the total amount of reimbursement of the Affordable Care Act’s insurer fee to managed care organizations and senior care organizations to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing; 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 funds shall be provided in an amount not less than the total appropriated in item 1599-2009 in section 2 of chapter 182 of the acts of 2008; provided further, that of the amount allocated in this line item, the office of Medicaid shall provide a two percent rate increase for Medicaid managed care organizations that are under contract with the commonwealth to deliver managed care services to Masshealth and care plus enrollees; 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 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 the federal financial participation received from claims filed based on in-kind administrative services related to outreach and eligibility activities performed by certain community organizations, under the "covering kids initiative," and in accordance with the federal revenue criteria in 45 CFR 74.23 or any other federal regulation which provides a basis for federal financial participation, shall be credited to this item and may be expended, without further appropriation, on administrative services including those covered under an agreement with the organizations participating in the program; provided further, $150,000 shall be expended for the work of the Massachusetts unaccompanied homeless youth commission to determine the scope of need among unaccompanied youth and young adults ages 24 and younger who are experiencing homelessness, and to identify and implement potential models for appropriate service delivery to unaccompanied homeless youth in urban, suburban, and rural areas of the commonwealth; provided further, that in calculating rates of payment for children enrolled in MassHealth receiving inpatient and outpatient services at acute care pediatric hospitals and pediatric specialty units as defined in section 8A of Chapter 118E of the General Laws, the executive office shall make a supplemental payment to any acute care pediatric hospital and pediatric specialty unit in the Commonwealth, above base rates, to compensate for high-complexity pediatric care in an amount not less than the amount appropriated in this item in Chapter 38 of the Acts of 2013; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of mental health shall approve any prior authorization or other restriction on medication used to treat mental illness in accordance with written policies, procedures, and regulations of the department of mental health; provided further, that not later than January 16, 2015, the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the methodology used to project caseload and utilization in fiscal year 2014 and fiscal year 2015; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 13, 2015 on the number of members served in the dual eligible initiative, the average expenditure per member, the average expenditure per member prior to the demonstration project and the number of clients that receive care at skilled nursing facilities; provided further, that any projection of deficiency

    in item 4000-0430, 4000-0500, 4000-0600, 4000-0640, 4000-0700, 4000-0875, 4000-0880, 4000-0885, 4000-0940, 4000-0950, 4000-0990, 4000-1400, 4000-1420 or 4000-1425 shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 90 days before the projected exhaustion of funding; and provided further, that any unexpended balance in these accounts shall revert to the General Fund

    on June 30, 2015……….........................................................................………$90,557,569

    4000-0301

    For the costs of MassHealth provider and member audit and utilization

     

    review activities, including eligibility verification, disability evaluations,

     

    provider financial and clinical audits, and other initiatives intended to

     

    enhance program integrity; provided, that no expenditures shall be made

     

    from this item that are not federally reimbursable...............................................

    $4,425,793

    4000-0320

    For the executive office of health and human services which may expend

     

    for medical care and assistance rendered in the current year an amount

     

    not to exceed $225,000,000 from the monies received from recoveries

     

    and collections of any current or prior year expenditures; provided, that

     

    notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the balance of

     

    any personal needs accounts collected from nursing and other medical

     

    institutions upon the death of a medical assistance recipient and held by

     

    the executive office for more than 3 years may be credited to this item;

     

    and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be used for the

     

    purposes of item 4000-0300 ...........................................................................

    $225,000,000

    4000-0321

    For the executive office of health and human services, which may

     

    expend not more than $60,000,000 for contingency fee contracts related

     

    to pursuing federal reimbursement or avoiding costs in its capacity as the

     

    single state agency under Title XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act

     

    and as the principal agency for all of the agencies within the executive

     

    office and other federally-assisted programs administered by the

     

    executive office; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special

     

    law or regulation to the contrary, such contingency contracts shall not

     

    exceed 3 years except with prior review and approval by the executive

     

    office for administration and finance; provided further, that the secretary

     

    of health and human services shall submit to the secretary of

     

    administration and finance and the house and senate committees on

     

    ways and means an annual report detailing the amounts of the

     

    agreements, the ongoing and new projects, and the amount of federal

     

    reimbursement and cost avoidance derived from the contracts no later

     

    than September 15, 2014 for the previous fiscal year activities; provided

     

    further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies

     

    between the receipt of revenue and payments required under

     

    contingency contracts, the comptroller shall certify for payment amounts

     

    not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue

     

    estimate as reported in the state accounting system; provided further,

     

    that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the

     

    executive office of health and human services, acting in its capacity as

     

    the single state agency under Title XIX of the Social Security Act and as

     

    the principal agency for all of the agencies within the executive office and

     

    other federally-assisted programs administered by the executive office,

     

    may enter into interdepartmental services agreements with the University

     

    of Massachusetts medical school to perform activities that the secretary

     

    of health and human services, in consultation with the comptroller,

     

    determines within the scope of the proper administration of said Title XIX

     

    and other federal funding provisions to support the

    programs and

    activities of the executive office; provided further, the activities may include: (a) providing administrative services including, but not limited to, providing the medical expertise to support or administer utilization management activities, determining eligibility based on disability, supporting case management activities, and similar initiatives; (b) providing consulting services related to quality assurance, program evaluation and development, integrity and soundness, and project management; and (c) providing activities and services to pursue federal reimbursement or avoid costs, third-party liability, and recoup payments to third parties; provided further, federal reimbursement for any expenditure made by the University of Massachusetts medical school relative to federally-reimbursable services the university provides under these interdepartmental service agreements or other contracts with the executive office shall be distributed to the university and recorded distinctly in the state accounting system; provided further, the secretary may negotiate contingency fees for activities and services related to pursuing federal reimbursement or avoiding costs and the comptroller shall certify these fees and pay them upon the receipt of this revenue, reimbursement or demonstration of costs avoided; provided further, contracts for contingency fees shall not exceed 3 years and shall not be renewed without prior review and approval by the executive office for administration and finance; provided further, the secretary shall not pay contingency fees to the University of Massachusetts medical school in excess of $40,000,000 for state fiscal year 2015; provided further, however, that contingency fees paid to the University of Massachusetts medical school under an interagency service agreement for recoveries related to the special disability workload projects shall be excluded from that $40,000,000 limit for state fiscal year 2015; and provided further, the secretary of health and human services shall submit to the secretary of administration and finance and the senate and house committees on ways and means a quarterly report detailing the amounts of the agreements, the ongoing and new projects undertaken by the university, the amounts expended on personnel, and the amount of federal

    reimbursement and recoupment payments that the university collected ..........$60,000,000

    4000-0430 For the CommonHealth program to provide primary and supplemental medical care and assistance to disabled adults and children under sections 9A, 16 and 16A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursement for state expenditures made on behalf of those adults and children; provided further, that children shall be determined eligible for the medical care and assistance if they meet the disability standards as defined by the executive office, which shall be no more restrictive than the standards in effect on July 1, 1996; and provided further, that the executive office shall process a CommonHealth application within 45 days of receipt of a completed application or within 90 days if a determination of disability is

    required...........................................................................................................$111,115,925

    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 of the amount

     

    allocated in this line item, that $8,000,000 shall be allocated for providers

     

    in the PCC mental health and substance abuse plan; provided further,

     

    that expenditures from this item shall be made only for the purposes

     

    expressly stated in this item; and provided further, that funds may be

     

    expended from this item for health care services provided to recipients in

     

    prior fiscal years...........................................................................................

    $4,792,819,941

    EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ELDER AFFAIRS.

    4000-0600 For health care services provided to MassHealth members who are seniors and for the operation of the MassHealth senior care options initiative under section 9D of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the community choices initiative; provided further, that no payment for special provider costs shall be made from this item without the prior written approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that benefits of the community choices initiative shall not be reduced below the services provided in fiscal year 2014; provided further, that the eligibility requirements for this demonstration project shall not be more restrictive than those established in fiscal year 2014; provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item to implement the pre-admission counseling and assessment program under the fourth paragraph of section 9 of 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, funds shall be expended from this item to maintain a personal needs allowance of $72.80 per month for individuals residing in nursing homes and rest homes who are eligible for MassHealth, emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children program or supplemental security income; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for any nursing home or non-acute chronic disease hospital that provides kosher food to its residents, the executive office of elder affairs, in consultation with the center for health information and analysis, in recognition of the special innovative program status granted by the executive office of health and human services, shall continue to make the standard payment rates established in fiscal year 2006 to reflect the high dietary costs incurred in providing kosher food; provided further that effective October 1, 2014, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015, the executive office of health and human services shall establish nursing facility Medicaid rates that are up to $47,476,982 in payments above the payments made to nursing facilities for fiscal year 2014, for the purpose of establishing the base year at calendar year 2007 costs; provided further, that the $47,476,982 in payments shall be subject to the availability of federal financial participation; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the chairs of the house and senate committee on ways and means prior to October 1, 2014, on the ability to obtain federal financial participation; and, provided further, that if federal

     

    financial participation is not available for said payments, the executive

     

     

    office of health and human services shall maintain the rates at the 2005

     

     

    base year and shall make a one-time supplemental payment for nursing

     

     

    facility Medicaid rates for an amount not less than $23,738,491……………$3,197,069,129

    4000-0640

    For nursing facility Medicaid rates; provided, that notwithstanding any

     

     

    general or special law to the contrary, in fiscal year 2015, the executive

     

     

    office of health and human services in consultation with the center for

     

     

    health information and analysis shall establish nursing facility Medicaid

     

     

    rates that cumulatively total $298,600,000 more than the annual payment

     

     

    rates established by the division of healthcare finance 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 63 of chapter 118E

     

     

    of the General Laws shall be transferred to the executive office of health

     

     

    and human services; and provided further, that the payments made

     

     

    under this item shall be allocated in an amount sufficient to implement

     

     

    section 622 of chapter 151 of the acts of 1996 ...............................................

    $298,600,000

    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 or third party liability plan, to medical assistance recipients not otherwise covered under the executive office’s managed care or senior care plans and for MassHealth benefits provided to children, adolescents, and adults under 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 26; provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item for members who qualify for early intervention services; provided further, that in calculating rates of inpatient and outpatient services for neonatal intensive care units, also known as (NICU), with at least 55 licensed beds with-in an acute hospital that has at least 109 pediatric intensive NICU beds, the executive office shall make a supplemental payment of not less than $200,000; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, the funds appropriated in item 4000-0265 of section 2A of chapter 142 of the acts of 2011 shall again be appropriated for the same dollar amount as in said line item 4000-0265 and shall be distributed in and managed in the same manner as designated in section 60 of chapter 118 of the acts of 2012; provided further, that MassHealth shall provide an additional 5 per cent of its standard payment amount per discharge, or SPAD, above rate year 2013, or of reimbursement provided under any subsequent inpatient payment methodologies and to provide an additional 5 per cent of its outpatient payment amount per episode or PAPE above rate year 2013, or of reimbursement provided under any subsequent outpatient payment methodologies to any acute care hospital that has greater than

     

    63 per cent of its gross patient service revenue from governmental

     

     

    payers and free care as determined by the executive office of health and

     

     

    human services; provided further, that the executive office shall not, in

     

     

    fiscal year 2015, 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 .................

    $2,367,151,217

    4000-0875

    For the provision of benefits to eligible women who require medical

     

     

    treatment for either breast or cervical cancer in accordance with 42

     

     

    U.S.C. section 1396a(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XVIII) and section 10D of chapter

     

     

    118E of the General Laws; provided, that the executive office shall

     

     

    provide these benefits to women whose incomes, as determined by the

     

     

    executive office, do not exceed 250 per cent of the federal poverty level,

     

     

    subject to continued federal approval; provided further, that 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 4570-1543 of section 2D; and

     

     

    provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health

     

     

    care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years...........................

    $5,725,199

    4000-0880

    For MassHealth benefits under clause (c) of subsection (2) of section 9A

     

     

    of chapter 118E of the General Laws and section 16C of said chapter

     

     

    118E for children and adolescents whose family incomes, as determined

     

     

    by the executive office, are above 150 per cent of the federal poverty

     

     

    level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health

     

     

    care services provided to those children and adolescents in prior fiscal

     

     

    years; and, provided further, that funds may be expended from this item

     

     

    for health care subsidies provided to eligible individuals under the last

     

     

    paragraph of section 9 and section 16D of said chapter 118E .......................

    $204,795,301

    4000-0885

    For the cost of health insurance subsidies paid to employees of small

     

     

    businesses in the insurance reimbursement program under section 9C of

     

     

    chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be

     

     

    expended from this item for health care services provided to these

     

     

    persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that funds may be

     

     

    expended only for employees who are ineligible for subsidized insurance

     

     

    through the Health Connector and ineligible for any other MassHealth

     

     

    program; provided further, that enrollment in this program may be

     

     

    capped to ensure that MassHealth expenditures do not exceed the

     

     

    amount appropriated; and provided further, that funds may be expended

     

     

    from this item for health care services provided to individuals eligible

     

     

    under clause (j) of subsection (2) of section 9A of chapter 118E of the

     

     

    General Laws....................................................................................................

    $30,877,115

    4000-0940

    For the purposes of providing health care services related to the federal

     

     

    Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148;

     

     

    provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care

     

     

    services to individuals ages 19 through 64, inclusive, whose family

     

     

    incomes as determined by the executive office of health and human

     

     

    services do not exceed 133 per cent of the federal poverty level and who

     

     

    are eligible under clauses (b) and (d) of subsection (2) of section 9A of

     

     

    chapter 118E of the General Laws ..............................................................

    $1,702,696,743

    4000-0950

    For administrative and program expenses associated with the children’s

     

     

    behavioral health initiative, in accordance with the settlement agreement

     

     

    in the case of Rosie D. v. Romney, 410 F.Supp.2d 18 (D.Mass 2006), to

     

     

    provide comprehensive, community-based behavioral health services to

     

     

    children suffering from severe emotional disturbances; provided, that

     

     

    funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided

     

     

    to these persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the secretary

     

     

    of health and human services shall report biannually to the house and

     

     

    senate 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, 2015;

     

     

    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 .................................................

    $207,371,693

    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 those persons in prior fiscal

     

     

    years .................................................................................................................

    $13,214,180

    4000-1400

    For the provision of MassHealth benefits to persons diagnosed with

     

    human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the

     

    federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this

     

    item for health care services provided to those persons in prior fiscal

     

    years .................................................................................................................

    $23,693,668

    4000-1420

    For payment to the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

     

    in compliance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act as codified at 42

     

    U.S.C 1396u-5(c)(1)(a) ...................................................................................

    $302,670,132

    4000-1425

    For administrative and program expenses associated with community

     

    support services for persons with acquired brain injury who were residing

     

    in long-term care facilities, in accordance with the mediated solution to

     

    the final settlement agreement in the case of Hutchinson et al. v. Patrick

     

    et al., United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts civil

     

    action No. 07-30084-MAP; provided, that funds may be expended from

     

    this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal

     

    years .................................................................................................................

    $34,318,000

    4000-1602

    For the costs associated with improving MassHealth field operations;

     

    provided, that no expenditures shall be made from this item that are not

     

    federally reimbursable.........................................................................................

    $2,117,905

    4000-1604

    For MassHealth costs associated with the implementation of the Patient

     

    Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148, and chapter

     

    224 of the acts of 2012; provided, that no expenditures shall be made

     

    from this item that are not federally reimbursable..................................................

    $872,969

    4000-1700

    For the provision of information technology services within the executive

     

    office of health and human services ..............................................................

    $108,718,835

    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:

    English-as-a-second-

     

    language/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.............................................................................................................

    $341,096

    Center for Health Information and Analysis.

     

    4100-0060

    For the operation of the center for health information and analysis

     

    established in chapter 12C of the General Laws; provided, that the

     

    estimated costs of the center shall be assessed in the manner prescribed

     

    by section 7 of said chapter 12C.......................................................................

    $26,667,824

    4100-0061

    For the center for health information and analysis, which may expend for

     

     

    the development, operation and maintenance of an all-payer claims

     

     

    database an amount not to exceed $4,000,000 from amounts paid to the

     

     

    center for all fees paid for health data information and from any federal

     

     

    financial participation associated with the collection and administration of

     

     

    health care claims data; and provided further, that revenues in excess of

     

     

    the appropriation for the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund

     

     

    but shall be available for expenditure in the subsequent fiscal year

     

     

    without further appropriation ...............................................................................

    $4,000,000

    OFFICE OF DISABILITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

    Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

    4110-0001

    For the operation of the Massachusetts commission for the blind......................

    $1,361,524

    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 ........................................................................

    $3,983,514

    4110-2000

    For the turning 22 program of the commission; provided, that the

     

    commission shall work in conjunction with the department of

     

    developmental services to secure the maximum amount of federal

     

    reimbursements available for the care of turning 22 clients..............................

    $13,010,253

    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; and provided further, that

     

    an additional $300,000 shall be made available to expand the contract

     

    for vocational rehabilitation services provided by The Carroll Center for

     

    the Blind, Inc .......................................................................................................

    $3,353,118

    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 lists shall include client names and social security numbers and

     

    payee names and other identification, if different from a client’s

     

    identification ...........................................................................................................

    $417,294

    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 appropriations shall be deducted

    for

     

    pensions, group health or life insurance, or any other such indirect costs

     

     

    of federally-reimbursed state employees; and provided further, that the

     

     

    commissioner, in making referrals to service providers, shall take into

     

     

    account a client’s place of residence and the proximity of the nearest

     

     

    provider to the residence ..................................................................................

    $10,519,574

    4120-3000

    For employment assistance services; provided, that vocational

     

     

    evaluation and employment services for severely disabled adults may be

     

     

    provided ..............................................................................................................

    $2,242,725

    4120-4000

    For independent living assistance services ......................................................

    $14,361,439

    4120-4001

    For the housing registry for the disabled..................................................................

    $80,000

    4120-4010

    For the turning 22 program of the commission ......................................................

    $796,359

    4120-5000

    For homemaking services...................................................................................

    $4,280,684

    4120-6000

    For services for individuals with head injuries; provided, that the

     

     

    commission shall work with the executive office of health and human

     

     

    services to maximize federal reimbursement for clients receiving head

     

     

    injury services ...................................................................................................

    $15,659,292

    Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

    4125-0100

    For the operation of and services provided by the Massachusetts

     

     

    commission for the deaf and hard of hearing......................................................

    $5,738,874

    Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts.

     

    4180-0100

    For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers’ Home in

     

     

    Massachusetts located in the city of Chelsea, including a specialized unit

     

     

    for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease patients; provided, that no fee,

     

     

    assessment, or other charge shall be imposed upon or required of any

     

     

    person for any admission or hospitalization which exceeds the amount of

     

     

    fees charged in fiscal year 2014 .......................................................................

    $27,723,177

    4180-1100

    For the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts which may expend not more

     

     

    than $600,000 in revenues for facility maintenance and patient care,

     

     

    including personnel costs; provided, that 60 per cent of all revenues

     

     

    generated 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 revenue account of the

     

     

    Soldiers’ Home; provided further, that the Soldiers’ Home may accept

     

     

    gifts, grants, donations, and bequests; 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; and provided further, that if the registrar of motor vehicles projects that total revenues from the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN will exceed the amounts appropriated in this item and item 4190-1100, the

     

    registrar shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the

     

    house and senate committees on ways and means, prior appropriation

     

    continued ...............................................................................................................

    $600,000

    Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke.

     

    4190-0100

    For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke;

     

    provided, that no fee, assessment, or other charge shall be imposed

     

    upon or required of any person for any outpatient treatment, admission,

     

    or hospitalization which exceeds the amount of fees charged in fiscal

     

    year 2014 .........................................................................................................

    $21,182,106

    4190-0101

    For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke which may expend for its operation an

     

    amount not to exceed $5,000 from the licensing of the property for

     

    placement of aerial antennas.....................................................................................

    $5,000

    4190-0102

    For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke which may expend for the outpatient

     

    pharmacy program an amount not to exceed $110,000 from copayments

     

    which it may charge to users of the program; provided, that no

     

    copayment shall be imposed or required of any person which exceeds

     

    the level of co-payments charged in fiscal year 2014 ...........................................

    $110,000

    4190-0200

    For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke which may expend not more than

     

    $50,000 from fees collected from veterans in its care 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...............................................

    $50,000

    4190-0300

    For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke which may expend not more than

     

    $717,612 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, prior appropriation

     

    continued ...............................................................................................................

    $717,612

    4190-1100

    For the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke which may expend not more than

     

    $400,000 for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel

     

    costs; provided, that 40 per cent of all revenues generated 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

     

    costs associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into and for

     

    the purposes of this retained revenue account of the Soldiers’ Home;

     

    provided further, that the Soldiers’ Home may accept gifts, grants,

     

    donations, and bequests; and provided further, that for the purpose of

     

    accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt

    of retained

    revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers’ Home may incur

     

    expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to

     

    exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue

     

    estimate as reported in the state accounting system, prior appropriation

     

    continued ...............................................................................................................

    $400,000

    OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILY SERVICES.

    Department of Youth Services.

    4200-0010

    For the administration of the department of youth services; provided, that

     

    the department shall continue to collaborate with the department of

     

    elementary and secondary education in order to align curriculum at the

     

    department of youth services with the statewide curriculum frameworks

     

    and to ease the reintegration of youth from facilities at the department of

     

    youth services into regular public school settings; provided further, that

     

    the department shall continue to execute its education funding initiative;

     

    provided further, that the commissioner of youth services shall submit a

     

    report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later

     

    than January 2, 2015 which shall include, but not be limited to, the

     

    following, which shall be delineated by line item: (a) the increased

     

    number of clients detained, committed, or otherwise involved with the

     

    department pursuant to chapter 84 of the acts of 2013; (b) the number of

     

    clients transferred into the department pursuant to said chapter 84; (c)

     

    any challenges the department has faced in serving the needs of

     

    juveniles between 17 and 18 years old, pursuant to said chapter 84, with

     

    its standard continuum of care;

    and (d) the ways in which the

     

    department has adapted its continuum of care to suit the needs of

     

    juveniles between 17 and 18 years old, pursuant to said chapter 84; and

     

    provided further, that the commissioner of youth services, in conjunction

     

    with the department of elementary and secondary education, shall

     

    submit a report on the status of the department of youth services

     

    investment in education and its projected needs in fiscal years 2015 and

     

    2016 to the house and senate committees on ways and means by

     

    December 1, 2014 ..............................................................................................

    $4,219,070

    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