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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

FY 2015 Budget FY 2015 Final Budget

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

Final Budget

Chapter 165

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2015 FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR INTEREST, SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND REQUIREMENTS AND FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS

     Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is immediately to make appropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014, and to make certain changes in law, each of which is immediately necessary or appropriate to effectuate said appropriations or for other important public purposes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.     

     Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same as follows:
     SECTION 1.  To provide for the operations of the several departments, boards, commissions and institutions of the commonwealth and other services of the commonwealth, and for certain permanent improvements and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in sections 2, 2B, 2D, 2E and 3, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in sections 2, 2B, 2D, 2E and 3, are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise, subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015. All sums appropriated under this act, including supplemental and deficiency budgets, shall be expended in a manner reflecting and encouraging a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for members of minority groups, women and handicapped persons. All officials and employees of an agency, board, department, commission or division receiving monies under this act shall take affirmative steps to ensure equality of opportunity in the internal affairs of state government, as well as in their relations with the public, including those persons and organizations doing business with the commonwealth. Each agency, board, department, commission or division of the commonwealth, in spending appropriated sums and discharging its statutory responsibilities, shall adopt measures to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment, layoff or termination, rates of compensation, in-service or apprenticeship training programs and all terms and conditions of employment.
     SECTION 1A.  In accordance with Articles LXIII and CVII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and section 6D of chapter 29 of the General Laws, it is hereby declared that the amounts of revenue set forth in this section by source for the respective funds of the commonwealth for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2015 are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for said fiscal year as set forth and authorized in sections 2, 2B and 2E. The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts from each such source by each such fund to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with the projected receipts set forth herein and to include a full statement comparing such actual and projected receipts in the annual report for said fiscal year pursuant to section 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.

Revenue: By Source
SourceAll Budgeted Funds*General FundComm. Trans. FundMassachusetts TourismOther**

 Alcohol. Bev.

$79.2

$79.2

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

 Cigarettes

$513.0

$513.0

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

 Corporations

$2,000.0

$2,000.0

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

 Deeds

$232.6

$232.6

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

 Estate Inheritance

$304.3

$304.3

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

 Financial Institutions

$4.8

$4.8

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

 Income 

$14,020.8

$14,020.8

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

 Insurance

$413.5

$413.5

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

 Motor Fuels

$771.6

$0.0

$770.5

$0.0

$1.0

 Public Utilities

-$1.8

-$1.8

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

 Room Occupancy

$141.7

$92.1

$0.0

$49.6

$0.0

 Sales-Regular

$4,038.8

$4,038.8

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

 Sales-Meals

$997.7

$997.7

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

 Sales-Motor Vehicles

$783.3

$257.1

$526.2

$0.0

$0.0

 Miscellaneous

$15.4

$15.4

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

 UI Surcharges

$22.2

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

$22.2

Total Consensus Tax Revenues:

$24,337.0

$22,967.5

$1,296.8

$49.6

$23.2

Transfer to School Modernization and Reconstruction Trust (SMART) Fund

-$771.5 -$771.5


Transfer to MBTA State and Local Contribution Fund

-$811.3 -$811.3


Transfer to Pension Reserves Investment Trust Fund

-$1,793.0 -$1,793.0


Transfer to workforce Training Fund

-$22.2


-$22.2

Total Consensus Tax Revenue for Budget:

$20,939.0

$19,591.6

$1,296.8

$49.6

$1.0

Revenue Changes






Delay of FAS 109

$45.8

$45.8

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Tax Settlement Revenue

$203.5

$203.5

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Tax Revenue Enhancements

$12.0

$12.0

$0.0

$0.0

$0.0

Total Taxes Available for Budget:

$21,200.3

$19,852.9

$1,296.8

$49.6

$1.0

Non-Tax Revenue






Federal Reimbursements

$9,449.5

$9,443.9

$0.0

$0.0

$5.6

Departmental Revenue

$3,708.3

$3,012.7

$676.1

$0.0

$19.4

Consolidated Transfers

$1,818.1

$1,767.1

$75.0

$1.3

-$25.3

GRAND TOTAL

$36,176.2

$34,076.6

$2,047.9

$50.9

$0.7

     SECTION 1B.  The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts of non-tax revenues by each department, board, commission or institution to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with projected receipts set forth herein and to include a full statement comparing such receipts with projected receipts in the annual report for such fiscal year pursuant to section 13 of chapter 7A of the General Laws.  The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

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

Judiciary






Supreme Judicial Court

$0 $2,918,660 $0 $2,918,660 $0

Committee for Public Counsel

$0 $8,200,000 $0 $8,200,000 $0

Appeals Court

$0 $368,890 $0 $368,890 $0

Trial Court

$0 $99,478,871 $0 $99,478,871 $0
TOTAL:

$0 $110,966,421 $0 $110,966,421 $0

District Attorneys






TOTAL:

$0 $0 $0

Secretary of the Commonwealth






Secretary of the Commonwealth

$0 $229,821,041 $0 $229,400,754 $420,287
TOTAL:

$0 $229,821,041 $0 $229,400,754 $420,287

Treasurer and Receiver-General






Office of the Treasurer

$20,000,000 $82,900,618 $179,320,575 $249,553,682 $32,667,511

Cultural Commission

$0 $2,044 $11,185,629 $11,187,673 $0

State Lottery Commission

$0 $0 $1,045,740,000 $186,876,741 $858,863,259
TOTAL:

$20,000,000 $82,902,662 $1,236,246,204 $447,618,096 $891,530,770

Attorney General






Office of the Attorney General

$4,305,408 $49,827,495 $457,554 $52,590,457 $2,000,000
TOTAL:

$4,305,408 $49,827,495 $457,554 $52,590,457 $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 $17,700 $0 $17,700 $0
TOTAL:

$0 $17,700 $0 $17,700 $0

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination






Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

$2,053,911 $221,500 $0 $16,500 $2,258,911
TOTAL:

$2,053,911 $221,500 $0 $16,500 $2,258,911

State Ethics Commission






State Ethics Commission

$0 $86,928 $0 $0 $86,928
TOTAL:

$0 $86,928 $0 $0 $86,928

Office of the State Comptroller






Office of the State Comptroller

$52,390 $6,061,657 $294,107,763 $300,221,810 $0
TOTAL:

$52,390 $6,061,657 $294,107,763 $300,221,810 $0

Executive Office for Administration and Finance






Secretary of Administration and Finance

$0 $5,500,000 $24,640,741 $13,990,741 $16,150,000

Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance

$0 $5,614,331 $0 $3,146,840 $2,467,491

Bureau of State Office Buildings

$0 $4,522 $0 $4,522 $0

Civil Service Commission

$0 $15,000 $0 $0 $15,000

Group Insurance Commission

$0 $835,108,230 $217,546,419 $1,050,582,100 $2,072,549

Division of Administrative Law Appeals

$0 $13,000 $0 $13,000 $0

Department of Revenue

$52,501,768 $147,567,503 $0 $193,521,991 $6,547,280

Appellate Tax Board

$0 $2,257,534 $0 $1,849,864 $407,670

Human Resources Division

$0 $2,650,365 $0 $3,884 $2,646,481

Operational Services Division

$0 $18,449,350 $0 $7,674,743 $10,774,607

Information Technology Division

$0 $5,452,200 $0 $0 $5,452,200
TOTAL:

$52,501,768 $1,022,632,035 $242,187,160 $1,270,787,685 $46,533,278

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 $33,703,449 $0 $27,432,404 $6,271,045

Department of Fish and Game

$5,600,000 $11,216,714 $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 $16,919,649 $0 $14,344,649 $2,575,000

Department of Energy Resources

$0 $4,687,320 $0 $4,687,320 $0
TOTAL:

$5,600,000 $100,344,201 $130,000 $82,288,494 $23,785,707

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

$5,937,746,676 $907,522,693 $11,000,000 $6,571,269,369 $285,000,000

Division of Health Care Finance and Policy

$0 $34,579,950 $0 $30,579,950 $4,000,000

Mass Commission for the Blind

$3,077,082 $7,500 $0 $3,084,582 $0

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

$3,664,236 $30,000 $0 $3,694,236 $0

Mass Commission for the Deaf

$190,324 $4,000 $0 $194,324 $0

Chelsea Soldiers' Home

$13,181,062 $3,234,538 $0 $15,815,600 $600,000

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 $1,000,000 $4,681,892 $0

Department of Transitional Assistance

$421,653,343 $36,844,734 $0 $458,498,077 $0

Department of Public Health

$136,977,062 $58,238,876 $1,500,000 $104,321,673 $92,394,265

Department of Children and Families

$197,268,189 $9,258,645 $700,000 $203,131,932 $4,094,903

Department of Mental Health

$97,915,590 $3,223,241 $0 $100,513,831 $625,000

Department of Developmental Services

$573,657,628 $6,491,265 $0 $579,998,893 $150,000

Department of Elder Affairs

$1,721,237,166 $794,700 $0 $1,722,031,866 $0
TOTAL:

$9,122,494,884 $1,065,071,607 $14,200,000 $9,813,054,713 $388,711,780

Massachusetts Department of Transportation






Massachusetts Department of Transportation

$0 $600,669,762 $0 $600,669,762 $0
TOTAL:

$0 $600,669,762 $0 $600,669,762 $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 $1,450,218 $0 $950,218 $500,000

Division of Banks

$0 $29,000,939 $0 $26,350,939 $2,650,000

Division of Insurance

$0 $99,532,217 $0 $99,532,217 $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 $5,334,223 $0 $5,334,223 $0
TOTAL:

$0 $153,117,256 $2,602,560 $148,396,062 $7,323,754

Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development






Labor and Workforce Development

$0 $2,839,734 $23,770,618 $26,057,502 $552,850
TOTAL:

$0 $2,839,734 $23,770,618 $26,057,502 $552,850

Executive Office of Education






Department of Early Education and Care

$195,799,487 $1,751,348 $0 $197,350,835 $200,000

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

$0 $7,313,000 $0 $5,488,454 $1,824,546

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 $1,270,253 $0 $1,270,253 $0

Framingham State College

$0 $1,162,581 $0 $1,162,581 $0

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

$0 $198,483 $0 $198,483 $0

Salem State College

$0 $580,305 $0 $580,305 $0

Westfield State College

$0 $442,512 $0 $442,512 $0

Worcester State College

$0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Berkshire Community College

$0 $164,035 $0 $164,035 $0

Bristol Community College

$0 $490,000 $0 $490,000 $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 $660,000 $0 $660,000 $0

Mass Bay Community College

$0 $770,017 $0 $770,017 $0

Massasoit Community College

$0 $612,735 $0 $612,735 $0

Mount Wachusett Community College

$0 $241,997 $0 $241,997 $0

Northern Essex Community College

$0 $215,186 $0 $215,186 $0

North Shore Community College

$0 $1,211,909 $0 $1,211,909 $0

Quinsigamond Community College

$0 $352,041 $0 $352,041 $0

Springfield Technical Community College

$0 $718,718 $0 $718,718 $0

Roxbury Community College

$0 $659,502 $0 $129,659 $529,843

Middlesex Community College

$0 $200,910 $0 $200,910 $0

Bunker Hill Community College

$0 $205,330 $0 $205,330 $0
TOTAL:

$195,799,487 $151,273,949 $0 $344,519,047 $2,554,389

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security






Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

$0 $5,000 $792,000 $797,000 $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 $11,005,065 $3,000,000

Criminal Justice Training Council

$0 $1,206,000 $0 $6,000 $1,200,000

Department of State Police

$1,307,633 $30,250,867 $0 $422,000 $31,136,500

Department of Public Safety

$0 $44,372,359 $0 $30,863,295 $13,509,064

Department of Fire Services

$0 $25,330,609 $0 $25,322,109 $8,500

Military Division

$0 $1,400,000 $0 $0 $1,400,000

Emergency Management Agency

$8,000,000 $453,986 $0 $8,453,986 $0

Department of Corrections

$3,866,201 $6,444,000 $3,627,185 $737,386 $13,200,000

Parole Board

$0 $600,000 $0 $0 $600,000
TOTAL:

$13,173,834 $127,074,886 $4,419,185 $77,613,841 $67,054,064

Sheriffs






Sheriff's Department Hampden

$885,000 $3,090,332 $0 $985,000 $2,990,332

Sheriff's Department Worcester

$0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Sheriff's Department Middlesex

$508,000 $169,000 $0 $602,000 $75,000

Sheriff's Department Franklin

$2,450,000 $40,500 $0 $2,490,500 $0

Sheriff's Department Hampshire

$250,000 $200,000 $0 $250,000 $200,000

Sheriff's Department Essex

$2,000,000 $26,000 $0 $2,026,000 $0

Sheriff's Department Berkshire

$30,000 $800,000 $0 $30,000 $800,000

Sheriff's Department Association

$0 $344,790 $0 $0 $344,790

Sheriff's Department Barnstable

$200,000 $46,969 $0 $246,969 $0

Sheriff's Department Bristol

$5,500,000 $0 $0 $5,500,000 $0

Sheriff's Department Nantucket

$650,000 $0 $0 $650,000 $0

Sheriff's Department Plymouth

$12,000,000 $0 $0 $12,000,000 $0

Sheriff's Department Suffolk

$9,000,000 $0 $0 $9,000,000 $0
TOTAL:

$33,473,000 $4,717,591 $0 $33,780,469 $4,410,122

Total Non-Tax Revenue  :

$9,449,454,682 $3,708,298,425 $1,818,121,044 $13,538,001,313 $1,437,872,840

     SECTION 2.

JUDICIARY.

Supreme Judicial Court.

0320-0003
For the operation of the supreme judicial court, including the salaries of the chief justice and the 6 associate justices
$8,360,344
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
$649,629
0321-0100
For the services of the board of bar examiners
$1,240,823

Committee for Public Counsel Services.

0321-1500
For the operation of the committee for public counsel services as authorized by chapter 211D of the General Laws; provided, that the committee shall maintain a system in which not less than 25 per cent of indigent clients shall be represented by public defenders; provided further, that to the extent feasible, the committee shall assign public defenders to district and superior courts; provided further, that the committee shall approve by majority vote any increase in the base salary or rate of compensation for employees holding management positions including, but not limited to, chiefs, deputy chiefs, directors, assistant directors, and managers; provided further, that the committee shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means starting on September 30, 2014 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 these reports shall include, but not be limited to, the following, which shall be delineated by type of case, courthouse, and geographic location: (a) the number of cases handled by the committee in each month, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate; (b) the caseload of attorneys in charge compared to the caseload of public defender staff attorneys; (c) the total number of cases that have been assigned to all new public defenders, by division since the start of fiscal year 2012; (d) the average number of hours spent per case by public defenders; (e) the number of cases that have been assigned to private bar advocates, delineated by division since the start of fiscal year 2012; (f) the average number of hours billed by private bar advocates; (g) the number of public defenders currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year starting in fiscal year 2012, delineated by division; (h) the current number of and private bar advocates assigned to each division; (i) 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; (j) the number of public defender vacancies to be filled; (k) the average cost for public defender services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (l) the total number of support staff, investigators, attorneys in charge, and management personnel currently employed by the committee and the total number employed by the committee at the end of each fiscal year starting in fiscal year 2012; (m) the number, cost, and cost per hour of psychologists and psychiatrists used by public defenders; (n) the average cost for private bar advocate services rendered per client; (o) the billable hours of private bar advocates broken down by travel time, time spent in court and courthouse, including wait time and trial preparation time, including interview time, investigating time, and research time; (p) the number, cost, and cost per hour of psychologists and psychiatrists used by private bar advocates, delineated by firm; (q) the number and cost of private investigators used, delineated by firm; (r) changes to the private bar advocate billing system; (s) the billing improvements that have been made; (t) the current percentage of indigent defendants represented by public defenders by division and courthouse; (u) the staffing efficiencies that have been achieved; (v) any perceived impediments to the maintenance of the expansion plan and possible solutions to such impediments; and (w) any proposed expansion of legal services, delineated by type of service, target population, and cost
$27,091,182
0321-1504
For the payroll costs of the committee’s public defenders, attorneys in charge and appeals attorneys, including fringe benefits costs; provided, that funds appropriated herein shall be expended only in the AA and DD object classes; 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 and as provided in 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
0321-1520
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
$15,274,176

Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation.

0321-1600
For the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to provide legal representation for indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the commonwealth; provided, that the corporation may contract with any organization to provide representation; and provided further, that notwithstanding the first paragraph of section 9 of chapter 221A of the General Laws, funds shall be expended for the Disability Benefits Project, the Medicare Advocacy Project and the Battered Women’s Legal Assistance Project
$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 established under 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
$1,781,200

Appeals Court.

0322-0100
For the appeals court, including the salaries, traveling allowances and expenses of the chief justice, recall justices 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
$68,770,413
0330-0300
For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court nonemployee services, trial court dental and vision health plan agreements, jury expenses, trial court law libraries, statewide telecommunications, private and municipal court rentals and leases, operation of courthouse facilities, rental of county court facilities, witness fees, printing expenses, equipment maintenance and repairs, the court interpreter program, insurance and chargeback costs, the Massachusetts sentencing commission, permanency mediation services, court security and judicial training; provided, that 50 per cent of all fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the trial court shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on revenues collected in the trial court; provided further, that the report shall provide for the previous quarter for each court division and courthouse: (i) the total amount ordered in fees and fines; (ii) the total amount dismissed in fees and fines; (iii) the total amount paid in fees and fines; and (iv) the total amount outstanding in fees and fines; provided further, that up to $500,000 may be expended for a revenue maximization unit that shall prioritize improving revenue collections at district court locations which had more than 60 per cent of court fees outstanding in fiscal year 2012; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2014 the trial court shall submit to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means an implementation plan for the revenue maximization unit; provided further, that the trial court shall report biannually to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the following: (a) actions of the revenue maximization unit over the previous 6 months; and (b) revenue collection information for the most recent 6 month period for which data is available for all district court locations, denoting those district courts in which the revenue maximization unit is operating; provided further, that 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 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: (i) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (ii) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (iii) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (iv) the reason for the necessity of the transfer
$219,523,472
0330-0500
For expanded use of videoteleconferencing for court appearances by persons in the custody of the houses of correction
$500,000
0330-0599
For a probation pilot program that administers high-intensity supervision to promote successful probation outcomes and reduce recidivism; provided, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall partner with an external research organization that is responsible for monitoring program fidelity, designing and implementing the experimental model and collecting and analyzing the outcome evaluation; provided further, that the pilot program shall be conducted at both a district and superior court; provided further, that the trial court shall implement this new probation program in two new court locations; provided further, that 1 new location shall be in a rural county experiencing high caseloads; and provided further, that the office of the commissioner of probation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 16, 2015 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the sites selected for the new locations; (ii) the research organization’s recommendations for the program; and (iii) any relevant data on participants and initial outcomes$703,823 0330-0601For the operation of drug courts and other specialty courts; provided, that the trial court shall partner with an external research organization that is responsible for monitoring program fidelity and collecting and analyzing the outcome evaluations for all drug courts funded through this item; provided further, that all drug courts funded through this item shall be faithful to a specific proven or promising model to reduce recidivism and reoccurrence of substance abuse as identified by the evaluator selected to monitor the program; provided further, that existing drug courts may receive funds from this item; provided further, that such drug courts shall meet program fidelity standards identified by the evaluator; provided further, that the trial court shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 16, 2015 that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the sites selected for the program and the basis for that selection; (ii) the research organization selected for the program and their qualifications to do this work; and (iii) relevant data on participants and fidelity measures and initial outcomes; provided further, that the outside evaluator shall develop measures and processes to collect data that measures the long-term outcomes of: (a) any cost savings to the commonwealth as a result of alternative sentencing; and (b) the impact of drug courts on recidivism; provided further, that the external research organization responsible for evaluating this program shall submit an annual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all relevant findings; and provided further, that notwithstanding section 201 of this act, no funds shall be transferred from this item to another item in the trial court
$3,000,000

Superior Court Department.

0331-0100
For the operation of the superior court department; provided, that funds shall be expended for medical malpractice tribunals under section 60B of chapter 231 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the clerk of the court shall be responsible for the internal administration of the clerk’s office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping
$30,745,003

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
$63,028,051

Probate and Family Court Department.

0333-0002
For the operation of the probate and family court department
$28,525,137

Land Court Department.

0334-0001
For the operation of the land court department
$3,478,442

Boston Municipal Court Department.

0335-0001
For the operation of the Boston municipal court department
$13,113,290

Housing Court Department.

0336-0002
For the operation of the housing court department
$7,488,680

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 items 0337-0300, 0337-0400, 0337-0600 and 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
$18,998,186

Office of the Commissioner of Probation.

0339-1001
For the office of the commissioner of probation; provided, that the office shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the department of revenue to verify income data and to use the department’s wage reporting and bank match system for the purpose of weekly tape-matching to determine an individual’s eligibility for appointment of indigent counsel, as provided in chapter 211D of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the purchase of 6-panel iCups and related administration and analysis costs; and provided further, that not later than March 16, 2015 the office of probation shall issue a request for proposals for statewide drug test sample analysis from professional laboratories to be implemented in fiscal year 2016
$131,401,093
0339-1003
For the office of community corrections and performance-based contracts for the operation of community corrections centers; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 26, 2015; and provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the performance standards used to assess the success of community corrections centers; (ii) a description of how each community corrections center rates based on performance and utilization data; (iii) the amount of each contract awarded to community corrections centers on a per client-day basis; (iv) standards for terminating contracts with underperforming community corrections centers; and (v) a plan for increasing the use of community corrections centers by the courts, the department of correction and the sheriffs
$20,435,731

Office of the Jury Commissioner.

0339-2100
For the office of the jury commissioner under 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 under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500
$17,597,589
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 under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500
$15,012,742
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 under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500
$9,228,995
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 under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500
$10,088,964
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 under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500
$8,785,700
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 under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that not less than $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 under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500
$8,998,569
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 under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500
$7,811,227
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 under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500
$8,125,413
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 under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500
$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 under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $37,500; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the operation and management of the Berkshire county drug task force
$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, that individuals abusing heroin who are arrested for crimes shall be eligible for the drug diversion program; provided further, that individuals charged with violent crimes shall not be eligible for participation in a drug diversion program; provided further, that a district attorney's office may contract with an organization for the purpose of administering a drug diversion program or education program; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney's office; provided further, that not less than 60 days prior to the distribution of funds the Massachusetts District Attorneys' Association shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (a) the amount to be given to each district attorney's office; (b) the reasoning behind the distribution; and (c) the administration and cost of the program; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended on the administrative costs of the Massachusetts District Attorneys' Association
$500,000
0340-2100
For the operation of the Massachusetts District Attorneys' Association, including the implementation and related expenses of the district attorneys' offices automation and case management and tracking system; provided, that expenses associated with the system may be charged directly to this item; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made on or after the effective date of this item which would cause the commonwealth's obligation for the purposes of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that 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 remains open as of the date for submission of the report; and (d) the number of cases that resulted in a criminal prosecution and the disposition of each such prosecution; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate not later than March 13, 2015; provided further, that the Massachusetts District Attorneys' Association shall work in conjunction with the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare and submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives not later than January 12, 2015; provided further, that the Association shall provide the 11 district attorneys' offices with an agreed upon template for the report to be filled out; provided further, that the district attorneys' offices shall submit the report in a standard electronic format; provided further, that the template shall include, delineated by charge type: (a) the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment in each department of the trial court; (b) the number of criminal cases disposed in each department of the trial court; (c) the number of cases appealed to the appeals courts, supreme judicial court, supreme judicial and appeals court single justices and any other appeals court; and (d) the number of cases reviewed but not charged; provided further, that the Association shall work in conjunction with the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare and submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate not later than February 13, 2015, detailing all district attorneys' offices' use of drug forfeiture funds collected pursuant to chapter 94C of the General Laws; and 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
$2,115,806
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
$1,317,090

EXECUTIVE.

0411-1000
For the offices of the governor, the lieutenant governor and the governor's council; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item may be used at the discretion of the governor for the payment of extraordinary expenses not otherwise provided for and for transfer to appropriation accounts where the amounts otherwise available may be insufficient; and provided further, that the advisory council on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders established in section 379 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998 shall continue during fiscal year 2015
$5,704,390

Office Of The Child Advocate.

0411-1005
For the operation of the office of the child advocate; provided that not 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 219
$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 under an allocation schedule which shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before the transfer; and provided further, that each register of deeds using electronic record books shall ensure that all methods of electronically recording instruments conform to the regulations or standards established by the secretary of the commonwealth and the records conservation board
$6,214,549
0511-0001
For the secretary of the commonwealth, 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 biannual 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 commonwealth, who shall contract with the University of Massachusetts Donahue Institute to provide the commonwealth with technical assistance on United States census data and to prepare annual population estimates; provided, that the contract shall be for not less than $325,000
$400,000
0511-0420
For the operation of the address confidentiality program
$133,301
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 the commonwealth may award grants for voter registration and education; and provided further, that the registration and education activities may be conducted by community-based voter registration and education organizations, prior appropriation continued
$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 not later than February 2, 2015, prior appropriation continued
$6,844,392
0524-0000
For providing information to voters
$1,926,006
0526-0100
For the operation of the Massachusetts historical commission; provided further, that not less than $100,000 be provided for the Prescott building in Lancaster
$916,000
0527-0100
For the operation of the ballot law commission
$10,385
0528-0100
For the operation of the records conservation board
$35,092
0540-0900
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lawrence
$1,200,574
0540-1000
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Salem
$2,832,481
0540-1100
For the registry of deeds located in the county of Franklin
$634,275
0540-1200
For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampden
$1,767,667
0540-1300
For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampshire
$499,137
0540-1400
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lowell
$1,154,842
0540-1500
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Cambridge
$3,181,625
0540-1600
For the registry of  deeds located in the town of Adams
$271,216
0540-1700
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Pittsfield
$461,138
0540-1800
For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington
$230,681
0540-1900
For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk
$1,833,536
0540-2000
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg
$684,523
0540-2100
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester
$2,233,096

TREASURER & RECEIVER GENERAL.

Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General.

0610-0000
For the office of the treasurer and receiver general; provided, that the treasurer shall provide computer services required by the 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; provided, that $60,000 shall be expended for Budget Buddies, Inc. in the town of Chelmsford to operate a pilot program that mentors and teaches financial literacy to women
$160,000
0610-0050
For the administration of the alcoholic beverages control commission in its efforts to regulate and control the conduct and condition of traffic in alcoholic beverages; provided, that the commission shall maintain at least 1 chief investigator and other investigators to regulate and control the traffic of alcoholic beverages; provided further, that the commission shall work and cooperate with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the United States Department of Justice and other relevant federal agencies to assist in its efforts to regulate and control the traffic of alcoholic beverages; and provided further, that the commission shall seek out matching federal dollars and apply for federal grants that may be available to assist in the enforcement of laws pertaining to the traffic of alcoholic beverages
$2,312,772
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 $245,682 collected from fees generated by said commission; and provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$245,682
0610-0060
For the costs associated with the investigation and enforcement division of the alcoholic beverages control commission's implementation of the enhanced liquor enforcement 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 state treasurer's office shall provide immediate written notification to the secretary of administration and finance, and the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the expenditure of the funds appropriated herein and provided further, that at the written request of the office of the state treasurer, the comptroller shall transfer uncommitted and unobligated funds  from item 1599-3384 to this item
$300,000

Lottery Commission.

0640-0000
For the operation of the state lottery commission and arts lottery; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item for costs associated with the promotion or advertising of lottery games; provided further, that positions funded by this item shall not be subject to chapters 30 and 31 of the General Laws; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated 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 under the collective bargaining agreement between the state lottery commission and the Service Employees International Union, Local 888, AFL-CIO; provided, that the contributions shall be paid to the fund on such basis as the collective bargaining agreement shall provide; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund 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 nonpublic entities; provided, that the council may expend the amounts appropriated in this item for the purposes of the council as provided in sections 52 to 58, inclusive, of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund to the General Fund; 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
$12,000,000

Debt Service.

0699-0005
For the state treasurer, who may retain and expend an amount not to exceed $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2015 from premiums paid on the sales of revenue anticipation notes and expend such premium payments to pay 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 Fund100%
0699-0015
For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness 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 said items 0699-9100, 0699-2005 and 0699-0014 or from said items 0699-9100, 0699-2005 and 0699-0014 to this item which would otherwise have insufficient amounts to meet debt service obligations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 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 under 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 this item or any other general or special law to the contrary, 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 48.27%
Commonwealth Transportation Fund... 51.73%
0699-2005
For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness which may be incurred for financing the central artery/third harbor tunnel funding shortfall
$90,820,273
Commonwealth Transportation Fund100%
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 under sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States under section 148 of the Internal Revenue Code of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the Commonwealth; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the Commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department in the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 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
$14,230,535
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; provided further, that the division shall submit a report not later than March 13, 2015 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the MassHealth system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by MassHealth to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of MassHealth to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment  efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit's recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts
$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 antitrust 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 services provided 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 under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers
$2,353,721
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 under section 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws; and 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 under 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 wage enforcement program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a non-management position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws
$3,532,371
0810-0061
For the purpose of funding existing and future litigation devoted to obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth
$2,160,000
0810-0098
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general; provided, that other costs associated with those officers shall not be funded from this item; and provided further, that expenditures shall not be made on or after the effective date of this item which would cause the commonwealth's obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item
$415,676
0810-0201
For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance under section 11F of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that funds made available in this item may be used to supplement the automobile insurance fraud unit and the workers' compensation fraud unit in the office of the attorney general; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for these costs shall be equal to the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for costs associated with health insurance rate hearings
$1,500,717
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
$284,425
0810-1204
For the costs of the gaming enforcement division as required by section 11M of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that the gaming commission shall reimburse the General Fund for the total amount of this appropriation and associated fringe benefits costs under said section 11M of said chapter 12
$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 not later than February 2, 2015, the office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing the effectiveness of contracting for the program including, but not limited to, the number and types of incidents to which the advocates responded, the types of services and service referrals provided by the domestic violence advocates, the cost of providing such services and the extent of coordination with other service providers and state agencies; and provided further, that SAFEPLAN services shall not be reduced below the services provided in fiscal year 2014
$900,458

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

0900-0100
For the operation of the state ethics commission
$1,960,456

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 in 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 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; provided further, that funds made available in this item shall be in addition to funds available in item 0940-0101; and provided further, that all positions, except clerical, shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws
$2,818,237
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 United States 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 timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$2,118,911
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; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$140,000

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

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

COMMISSION ON LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER, QUEER AND QUESTIONING YOUTH.

0950-0050
For the commission on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer 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

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF ASIAN AMERICANS.

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

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

1000-0001
For the office of the state comptroller; provided, that the comptroller shall maintain a special federal and non tax revenue unit which shall operate under policies and procedures developed in conjunction with the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that the comptroller shall submit 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 an enhanced intercept collections of delinquent debt program; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller may enter into contracts with private vendors to identify and pursue cost avoidance opportunities for programs of the commonwealth, and may enter into interdepartmental service agreements with state agencies, as applicable, for such purpose; provided further, that 60 days before entering into any interdepartmental service agreement, the comptroller shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the notification shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the project, the purpose and intent of the interdepartmental service agreement, a projection of the costs avoided in the current fiscal year, a copy of the contract with the private vendor including the proposed rate of compensation, and any previous agreements related or similar to the new agreement with the above information; and provided further, that the comptroller may establish such procedures, in consultation with the budget director and the affected departments, as the comptroller deems appropriate and necessary to accomplish the purposes of this item
$9,014,337

MASSACHUSETTS GAMING COMMISSION.

1050-0140
For payments to cities and towns in accordance with chapter 23K of the General Laws; provided, that the Massachusetts gaming commission shall reimburse the General Fund for payments made under this item; provided further that notwithstanding said chapter 23K of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, in calendar year 2014, the town of Plainville shall be included in the payments to cities and towns from the commission
$1,150,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Office of the Secretary of Administration and Finance

1100-1100
For the office of the secretary; provided, that the secretary shall 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 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; provided further, that the reports shall summarize existing and proposed collective bargaining agreements in an electronic format which shall include the following information for each agreement: (i) the session law for the previously agreed upon collective bargaining agreement; (ii) the current agreement status; (iii) the collective bargaining unit and unit number; (iv) full-time equivalent employees subject to the agreement by item; (v) a description of the membership of the unit; (vi) the total salary base of the most recent previous agreement; (vii) the start date and expiration date of the most recent agreement; (viii) the estimated total fiscal impact of the agreement compared to the previous agreement; and (ix) the base salary increases required by the agreement by effective time; and provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance and the office of employee relations shall meet with the house and senate committees on ways and means following the submission of each report to discuss the information in the report, including all collective bargaining contracts that are set to expire over the next 12 months and the current status of negotiations
$3,221,202
1100-1201
For the operation of the office of commonwealth performance, accountability and transparency; provided, that the office shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 16, 2015 detailing the actions of the office over the previous year
$494,256
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 childcare 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 updated forecasts to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 16, 2015, and March 16, 2015
$252,820

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
$13,689,943
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 more than $16,500,000 in revenues collected from rentals, commissions, fees and any other sources pertaining to the operations of those facilities; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$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 from revenues received from application fees charged in conjunction with the certification of contractors and subcontractors under section 44D of chapter 149 of the General Laws; provided further, that only expenses, including staffing, incurred to implement and operate the certification program shall be funded from this item; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$300,000

Bureau of the State House

1102-1128
For state house accessibility coordination, including communications access to public hearings and meetings; provided, that access shall include interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing
$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
$688,288

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 all persons who call the commission's 24-hour hotline shall be provided with the opportunity to elect that the call not be recorded
$2,774,793

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 the commission shall develop and implement regulations to provide for reimbursement to the General Fund; and provided further, that the civil service commission may assess a fee upon the appointing authority when inappropriate action has occurred
$451,189

Group Insurance Commission

1108-5100
For the administration of the group insurance commission; provided, that the group insurance commission shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; and provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements
$4,275,709
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 1 year; provided further, that the amounts received in payment for the charges shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding section 26 of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the commission may negotiate, purchase and execute contracts before July 1 of each year for policies of group insurance as authorized by chapter 32A of the General Laws; provided further, that the rules for determining the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premiums for retired and active state employees shall be the same as the standards in effect on July 1, 2012; provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 2, 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 March 31, 2015, on the average full cost premium equivalent per enrollee, the average actual cost per enrollee for enrollees from participating municipalities and the contribution ratios for each participating municipality for fiscal year 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 not more than $2,072,549 from revenue received from administrative fees associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage under said section 19 of said chapter 32B; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$2,072,549
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 under a separate appropriation or by the terms of a contract or collective bargaining agreement; provided, that such employees shall pay 15 per cent of the monthly premiums established by the commission for the benefits
$8,936,240

Division of Administrative Law Appeals

1110-1000
For the operation of the division of administrative law appeals; provided, that the division shall maintain, to the fullest extent practicable, a complete physical and technological separation from any agency, department, board, commission or program the decisions, determinations or actions of which may be appealed to it; provided further, that a decision issued by a commissioner or other head of an agency, or a designee, following the issuance of a recommended decision by an administrative law judge shall be an agency decision subject to judicial review under chapter 30A of the General Laws; and provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended solely for contract hearing officers to hear older, backlogged cases referred to the division by the contributory retirement appeal board
$1,238,949

George Fingold Library

1120-4005
For the administration of the George Fingold Library
$856,240

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 the unit; provided further, that the department shall provide to the general court access to the municipal data bank; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis, beginning not earlier than December 1 and ending not later than November 30; and provided further, that seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 10 months within a 12-month period
$94,179,565
1201-0130
For the department of revenue, which may expend for the operation of the department not more than $27,938,953 from revenues collected by the additional auditors for an enhanced audit program; provided, that the auditors shall: (i) discover and identify persons who are delinquent either in the filing of a tax return or the payment of a tax due and payable to the commonwealth; (ii) obtain such delinquent returns; and (iii) collect such delinquent taxes for a prior fiscal year; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that the department shall submit biannual 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 in this item to other state agencies for the performance of certain child support enforcement activities and those agencies may expend the funds for the purposes of this item; provided further, that all such allocations shall be reported annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the allocation of the funds not later than March 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 shall be expended for the grant authority; provided further, that the department shall file biannual 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 in section 9 of chapter 119A of the General Laws; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system for federal incentives and the network in items 1201-0161, 1201-0410 and 1201-0412
$37,972,534
1201-0164
For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $6,547,280 from the federal reimbursements awarded for personnel and lower subsidiary related expenditures; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$6,547,280
1201-0911
For the costs associated with expert witnesses retained by the department of revenue to resolve tax disputes; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be the lesser of $2,000,000 or 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 in the prioritization of claims, priority for payment of approved claims shall be given to claimants who own or formerly owned not more than 4 dispensing facilities, prior appropriation continued
$13,000,000
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 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 in an amount not to exceed $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws
$24,038,075
1233-2350
For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund in accordance with clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3; provided, that if amount credited to the Gaming Local Aid Fund are less than $20M, the difference between $20M and the amount credited to the Gaming Local Aid Fund shall be made up by the General Fund
$945,750,001
General Fund 97.89%
Gaming Local Aid Fund 2.11%
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
$500,000

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 make available on its website the number of hearings held at each location
$1,886,342
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, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the Canines for Combat Veterans program to train 3 assistance dogs for veterans; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Heidrea for Heroes; 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; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Honor Flight New England; prior appropriation continued
$3,051,269
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 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; provided further, that centers shall provide services to veterans who were discharged after September 11, 2001 and the families of such veterans; and provided further, that veterans outreach centers shall receive a 5 per cent increase in funding over the funds received in fiscal year 2014
$3,028,520
1410-0015
For the women veterans' outreach program
$77,578
1410-0018
For the department of veterans' services, which may expend not more than $740,000 for the maintenance and operation of veterans' cemeteries in the towns of Agawam and Winchendon from revenue collected from fees, grants, gifts or other contributions to the cemeteries; provided, that up to $175,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and expansion of the columbarium walls at the veterans' cemetery in the city known as the town of Agawam; prior appropriation continued
$740,000
1410-0031
For the cost of establishing a memorial to honor Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes; provided, that funds shall be made available to the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund, Inc. for programming, design, construction and maintenance; provided further, that nothing in this item shall prohibit the Massachusetts Iraq and Afghanistan Fallen Heroes Memorial Fund, Inc. from raising private funds to promote the establishment of the memorial or encouraging the donation of private funds for the construction and maintenance of the memorial or for any other endeavor the organization so chooses
$250,000
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
$250,000
1410-0250
For veterans' homelessness services, including the maintenance and operation of homeless shelters and transitional housing; provided, that not less than $220,000 shall be obligated for a contract with Soldier On shelter located in the town of Leeds; provided further, that the Turner House Living Center for Veterans shall receive not less than the amount received in fiscal year 2014; and provided further, that veteran homeless service centers shall receive a 5 per cent increase in funding over the funds received in fiscal year 2014
$3,021,629
1410-0251
For the maintenance and operation of homeless shelters and transitional housing for veterans at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans located in the city of Boston; 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 under section 9 of said chapter 115, the department shall reimburse cities and towns for the cost of United States flags placed on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day; provided further, that, the secretary of veterans' services shall continue a training program for veterans' agents and directors of veterans' services in cities and towns; provided further, that the department of veterans' services shall provide such training in several locations across the commonwealth; provided further, that training shall be provided annually and on an as needed basis to veterans' service organizations to provide information and education regarding the benefits available under said chapter 115 and all other benefits to which a veteran or a veteran's dependents may be entitled; provided further, that any person applying for veterans' benefits to pay for services available under chapter 118E of the General Laws shall also apply for medical assistance under said chapter 118E to minimize costs to the commonwealth and its municipalities; provided further, that veterans' agents shall complete applications authorized by the executive office under said chapter 118E for a veteran, surviving spouse, or dependent applying for medical assistance under said chapter 115; provided further, that the veterans' agent shall file the application for the veteran, surviving spouse, or dependent for assistance under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall act on all chapter 118E applications and advise the applicant and the veterans' agent of the applicant's eligibility for said chapter 118E healthcare; provided further, that the veterans' agent shall advise the applicant of the right to assistance for medical benefits under said chapter 115 pending approval of the application for assistance under said chapter 118E by the executive office; provided further, that the secretary may supplement healthcare under said chapter 118E with healthcare coverage under said chapter 115 if the secretary determines that supplemental coverage is necessary to afford the veteran, surviving spouse or dependent sufficient relief and support; provided further, that payments to, or on behalf of, a veteran, surviving spouse or dependent under said chapter 115 shall not be considered income for the purposes of determining eligibility under said chapter 118E; and provided further, that benefits awarded under section 6B of said chapter 115 shall be considered countable income
$74,632,168
1410-0630
For the administration of the veterans' cemeteries in the towns of Agawam and Winchendon
$1,186,700
1410-1616
For war memorials; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended on the USS Massachusetts at Battleship Cove; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for maintenance services for the Korean War Memorial located in the Charlestown Navy Yard; provided further, that the department may expend funds for the Glory 54th Brigade; provided further, that not less than $185,000 shall be expended on the Citizen Soldier Memorial in the town of Spencer; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended on a September 11, 2001 Freedom 104th Air Wing F-15 Monument and Memorial; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on war memorials selected by the secretary through a competitive grant process; provided further, that the secretary shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 3, 2015 detailing all grants awarded under this item and the method used to distribute grant funds; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for restoration grants for Civil War Veterans' monuments, memorials and other significant sites across the commonwealth and for the preservation of Civil War related historic documents; and provided further, that not more than 10 per cent of the funds in this item shall be expended for the administration of Civil War sesquicentennial projects
$620,000

Reserves.

Governor reduced the following item and disappoved of certain wording [for message see H.4300]
Legislature overrode Governor's action
1599-0026
For a reserve for 1-time grants to support municipal improvements; provided, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended to fund the District Local Technical Assistance Fund, established in section 2XXX of chapter 29 of the General Laws, including projects that encourage regionalization, to be administered by the division of local services and distributed through the District Local Technical Assistance Fund; provided further, that $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 1-time grant to the city of Quincy; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the costs associated with the technological upgrades for the Westford public school district;  provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for 1-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that funds may be expended by the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts at Boston's John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies to develop and effectuate a program of performance management, accountability and transparency for local governments; provided further, that funds may be expended to expand programs that received funding from this item in prior fiscal years and on programs with proven replicable outcomes for municipalities; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 13, 2015 on: (i) results to date of grants awarded in fiscal year 2015 and in prior fiscal years; and (ii) replicable outcome measures for projects awarded to date; provided further, that $4,250,000  shall be transferred to the executive office of public safety and security for a competitive grant program for public safety and emergency staffing to be administered by that executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities that: (A) have populations of at least 60,000; and (B) demonstrate that their police departments had an operating budget per capita of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than February 13, 2015, detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for the restoration of the 1-room school house in the town of Petersham; provided further, that not less than $325,000 shall be expended for the restoration of Perry Auditorium at Gardner City Hall; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended to reimburse the town of Milton for funds expended pursuant to chapter 349 of the acts of 2010; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the restoration, renovation, improvement and expansion of critical historical, educational and community resources in the historic Easton town center; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Mother Brook Arts and Community Center in the town of Dedham; provided further, that $750,000 shall be expended as a 1-time grant to the city of North Adams to backfill forgone payments in lieu of taxes, sewer, water and other fees not paid by Northern Berkshire Healthcare, Inc. and for other extraordinary costs related to the closure of a certain hospital in the town of North Adams; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended to the police department of the town of Plymouth for the creation of a street crime unit with the mission of disrupting and dismantling street level drug trade, open air drug dealing and distribution and crimes related to the use or trade of illegal drugs in the town of Plymouth and surrounding communities; provided further, that $40,000 shall be expended for the police department of the town of Barnstable to continue a street crime unit with the mission of disrupting and dismantling street level drug trade, open air drug dealing and distribution and crimes related to the use or trade of illegal drugs in the town of Barnstable and surrounding communities; and provided further, that not less than $170,000 shall be expended to the town of Plymouth for revising and updating its Radiological Response and Recovery Plan
$13,240,000
1599-0042
For a reserve to the department of early education and care to be distributed to increase reimbursement rates for center-based subsidized early education and care and for salaries, benefits and stipends for professional development of early educators or programmatic quality improvements; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used to increase such reimbursement rate by an equal percentage for all such providers
$6,573,571
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
1599-0200
For a reserve for the department of developmental services; provided, that funds shall be used to support the transition from sheltered workshops to community-based employment or day support program services; and provided further, that these funds shall not be expended until 45 days following the submission of a spending plan for this reserve to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means
$2,000,000
1599-1301
For an independent program evaluation reserve; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall be used to evaluate the safe and successful youth initiative funded through item 4000-0005 and programs for English language learners in gateway cities funded through item 7009-6400; provided further, that each program shall maintain the same independent evaluator as in fiscal year 2014 or select an evaluator in a manner consistent with section 193 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013; and provided further, that the funds appropriated in this item in fiscal year 2015 shall not revert but shall be made available for these purposes through June 30, 2016
$500,000
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 Fund100%
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
$5,472,375
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%
1599-2003
For the purpose of funding the Uniform Law Commission; provided, that prior fiscal year payments may be payable from this appropriation
$55,000
1599-2012
For a reserve to be administered by the health policy commission to accelerate and support behavioral health integration within patient-centered medical homes, as certified by the commission under section 14 of chapter 6D of the General Laws; provided, that this program shall support efforts to build the partnerships and infrastructure needed to initiate or expand the provision of behavioral health care services within the primary care setting and may take the form of training, education, technical assistance or direct grants; provided further, that the commission shall report to the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committee on ways and means not later than 24 months following implementation of the program on the effectiveness, efficiency and sustainability of the program; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall not revert and shall be available for expenditure through June 30, 2016
$2,000,000

     Governor disapproved of the following Item [for message, see H.4300]
     Legislature overrode Governor's veto
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; and provided further, that upon written notification of the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means, uncommitted and unobligated funds from this item may be transferred to item 0612-0105 upon the request  of the state treasurer
$4,000,000
1599-3553
For a reserve to be administered by the office of commonwealth performance, accountability and transparency in the executive office for administration and finance; provided, that funds shall be used to support the establishment of offices of performance management by each secretary in accordance with section 4A of chapter 6A of the General Laws; provided further, that funds from this item shall be used to support executive offices, excluding the executive office for administration and finance, to develop and implement strategic plans and direct performance management programs for the agencies within those executive offices; and provided further, that within 30 days of any transfer from this fund, the executive office for administration and finance shall file a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means identifying the executive office receiving funding from this item and providing a spending plan for the transfer
$400,000
1599-3856
For rent and associated costs at the Massachusetts information technology center in the city of Chelsea
$500,000
1599-4417
For the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management in the John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at the University of Massachusetts at Boston
$300,000
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 item 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 item 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 general court; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item prior to ratification of the collective bargaining agreements by the general court
$45,692,280
1599-6901
For a reserve to adjust the wages, compensation or salary and associated employee-related costs to personnel earning less than $40,000 in annual compensation who are employed by private human service providers that deliver human and social services under contracts with departments within the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs; provided, that home care workers shall be eligible for funding from this item; provided further, that workers from shelters and programs that serve homeless individuals and families that were previously contracted through the department of transitional assistance and the department of public health who are currently contracted with the department of housing and community development and direct care workers that serve homeless veterans through the department of veterans' services shall be eligible for funding from this item; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may allocate the funds appropriated in this item to the departments to implement this initiative; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall condition the expenditure of appropriation upon assurances that the funds shall be used solely for the purposes of equal percentage adjustments to wages, compensation or salary; provided further, that not later than January 15, 2015, the executive office of health and human services shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report delineating the number of employees, by job title and average salary, receiving the adjustment in fiscal year 2015 and the average percentage adjustment funded in this item; provided further, that the report shall also include, for each contract scheduled to receive any allocation from this item in each such department, the total payroll expenditures in each contract for the categories of personnel scheduled to receive the adjustments; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be allocated to special education programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws, contracts for early education and care services or programs for which payment rates are negotiated and paid as class rates as established by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that no funds shall be allocated from this item to contracts funded exclusively by federal grants as delineated in section 2D; provided further, that the total fiscal year 2015 costs of salary adjustments and any other associated employee costs authorized thereunder shall not exceed $8,000,000; provided further, that funds in this item shall be distributed not later than 160 days after the effective date of this item; provided further, that the executive office health and human services shall submit an allocation schedule to the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days after disbursement of funds; and provided further, that the annualized cost of the adjustments in fiscal year 2016 shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this item
$8,000,000
1599-6903
For the fiscal year 2015 costs of rate implementations under chapter 257, of the acts of 2008, including, but not limited to, 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 this item amounts necessary to meet any costs associated with the implementation of service class rates in fiscal year 2015; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on transfers made from this item; and provided further, that the report shall identify, by line item and service class, all transfers made from this item as of the date of the report and all transfers expected to be made prior to the end of the fiscal year
$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 costs incurred by the University of Massachusetts at Lowell for lease and operations of educational facilities in the city of Haverhill
$6,490,961
1599-7770
For a reserve for the annual attorney registration fees of assistant district attorneys and attorneys employed by the committee for public counsel services whose salaries are paid for through items 0321-1500 and 0321-1504; provided, that attorneys admitted to the bar for 5 years or less shall receive $220; and provided further, that attorneys admitted to the bar for more than 5 years and less than 50 years shall receive $300
$350,000
1599-7771
For a department of children and families administrative hearing system process evaluation reserve; provided, that the office of the child advocate shall select an independent evaluator to assess the department's administrative hearing system; provided further, that the evaluation shall report on whether the department's regulations, funding, staffing levels and processes provide for an administrative hearing system that is: (i) timely, including an analysis of the amount of time allocated to or the causes of any delays: (A) between when a hearing request is filed and the first day of the hearing; (B) between the first day of the hearing and the hearing officer's decision; (C) between the hearing officer's decision and the department's final decision; (D) from requests by any party for a continuance; and (E) from appealing the department's final decision; (ii) independent, including an analysis of any possible bias on the part of hearing officers in favor of the department or against certain classes of appellants; and (iii) fair, including an analysis of any disparities in accessing resources, information or legal counsel that may inherently favor the department over appellants; provided further, that the evaluator shall be selected through a competitive procurement process in which the office of the child advocate shall consider researchers with experience in: (1) conducting process evaluations across a wide array of administrative or civil justice systems; (2) child welfare issues, including abuse and neglect; (3) socioeconomic disparities among residents in successfully petitioning court or administrative hearing systems for redress; (4) extracting and analyzing court or hearing data; (5) quantitative and qualitative evaluations; and (6) cost benefit analysis as it relates to funding government operations; provided further, that the office of the child advocate shall select the evaluator not later than October 1, 2014; provided further, that preference shall be given to not-for-profit organizations; provided further, that beginning on November 1, 2014, the evaluator shall provide quarterly progress updates to the house and senate clerks, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities; provided further, that the evaluator shall provide a preliminary report on their findings to the house and senate clerks, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities not later than March 15, 2015; and provided further, that this item shall not revert and shall be made available for these purposes through June 30, 2015 
$200,000

Human Resources Division.

1750-0100
For the operation of the human resources division and the costs of administration, training, and customer support related to the commonwealth's human resources and compensation management system and the human resource modernization initiative; provided, that the office of information technology shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services, including the operation of the commonwealth's human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the division shall be responsible for the administration of examinations for state and municipal civil service titles, establishment of eligible lists, certification of eligible candidates to state and municipal appointing authorities, and technical assistance in selection and appointment to state and municipal appointing authorities; provided further, that notwithstanding clause (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of administration and finance shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant for a civil service examination; provided further, that the division shall administer a program of state employee unemployment management including, but not limited to, agency training and assistance; provided further, that the division shall administer the statewide classification system including, but not limited to, maintaining a classification pay plan for civil service titles in accordance with generally accepted compensation standards, and reviewing appeals for reclassification; and provided further, that any employee of the commonwealth who chooses to participate in a bone marrow donor program shall be granted a leave of absence with pay to undergo the medical procedure and for associated physical recovery time, but this leave shall not exceed 5 days
$3,138,645
1750-0102
For the human resources division which may expend not more than $2,646,481 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
$2,646,481
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 under certain collective bargaining agreements; provided, that the contributions shall be calculated as provided in the applicable collective bargaining agreements and shall be paid to the health and welfare trust funds on a monthly basis or on such other basis as the applicable collective bargaining agreement shall provide
$30,464,149

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 with 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 and an estimate of any savings achieved through the work of the unit
$497,545
1775-0115
For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend an amount not to exceed $9,146,607 from revenue collected from the statewide contract administrative fee to procure, manage and administer statewide contracts; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system, including the costs of personnel
$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-owned 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; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system, including the costs of personnel
$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 graphic art or design work and other reprographic goods and services provided to the general public, including all necessary incidental expenses; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$53,000
1775-0900
For the operational services division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $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 timing 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 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; provided further, that, pursuant to section 7 of chapter 7D of the General Laws, the minimum threshold for any planned information technology expenditure, including the cost of any related hardware, software or consulting fees, by a state agency shall be set at $200,000, regardless of the source of funds; 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 office of information technology, which may expend an amount not to exceed $2,100 from fees charged to entities other than political subdivisions of the commonwealth for the distribution of digital cartographic and other data
$2,100
1790-0300
For the 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 and rental of telecommunications lines, services and equipment;  provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the 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 ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Office of the Secretary.

2000-0100
For the operation of the office of the secretary of energy and environmental affairs, including the water resources commission, the hazardous waste facility site safety council, the coastal zone management program, environmental impact reviews conducted under chapter 30 of the General Laws and the mosquito-borne disease vector control 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, 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
2000-1207
For the office of the state climatologist; provided, that not later than September 30, 2014, the office shall report to the executive office of energy and environmental affairs, the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the planned activities of the office in fiscal year 2015
$200,000
2000-1700
For the operation of information technology services within the executive office of energy and environmental affairs
$10,618,239
2000-1709
For the executive office of energy and environmental affairs, which shall apply $500,000 toward the acquisition in fee or restriction of a 30-acre parcel of real property, more or less, in the town of Dennis, bounded by Chapin Beach road and Chase Garden creek which property is currently comprised of 40 acres, more or less, and is utilized by the Aquaculture Research Corporation; provided, that a 10-acre parcel, more or less, shall be subdivided and remain in use for active aquaculture; and provided further, that the 30-acre parcel, more or less, may be acquired by grant to a state agency, a nonprofit corporation or a municipality for conservation purposes to be protected under Article 97 of the Articles of Amendments to the Constitution
$500,000
2030-1000
For the operation of the office of environmental law enforcement; provided, that environmental police officers shall provide monitoring under the National Shellfish Sanitation Program; provided further, that funds from this item shall not be expended for the purposes of item 2030-1004; 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
$9,750,506
2030-1004
For environmental police private details; provided, that the office of environmental law enforcement 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 retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$300,000

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
$9,640,023
2100-0013
For the operation of the transportation oversight division
$359,487
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 oversight 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; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$2,300,000
2100-0016
For the department of public utilities to regulate steam distribution companies; provided, that notwithstanding section 18A of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied for fiscal year 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 planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Wall Experiment Station and a contract with the University of Massachusetts for environmental research; provided, that section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws shall not apply to fees established under section 18 of chapter 21A of the General Laws; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for the Buzzards Bay Coalition and Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies, in conjunction with the Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Massachusetts at Boston, for a coastal water quality monitoring program in Buzzards Bay, Vineyard Sound, Nantucket Sound and Cape Cod Bay; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended to enter into an agreement with a not-for-profit organization to operate a water quality monitoring program in the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord rivers; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for a matching grant for sediment control and other enhancements to Lake Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg in the town of Webster; provided further, that the matching grant may be provided through the municipality by local appropriation or through donations from nonprofit organizations or individual, corporate or foundation gifts; 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 of the city of Lynn
$29,003,667
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 retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$650,151
2200-0107
For technical assistance, grants  and support of efforts consistent with the Massachusetts recycling and solid waste master plan and the 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 nonrecurring operating costs, the fee increase supporting this item shall terminate; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$2,500,000
2210-0106
For the department of environmental protection, which may expend for the administration and implementation of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act, pursuant to chapter 21I of the General Laws an amount not to exceed $3,120,894 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 under said chapter 21I; provided further, that the department shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the executive office of energy and environmental affairs to make such funding available for this purpose; and provided further, that, 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 climate change action plan for reducing acid rain deposition and mercury emissions
$847,831
2220-2221
For the administration and implementation of the operating permit and compliance program required under the federal Clean Air Act, 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, under 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 including, but not limited to, monitoring unlined landfills, 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 office of fishing and boating access, the division of ecological restoration, the riverways program and all other programs under the control of the department of fish and game; provided further, that those assessments shall be used to cover appropriate administrative costs of the department including, but not limited to, payroll, personnel, legal and budgetary costs; provided further, that $7,500 shall be expended for an environmental baseline study and the associated relevant application and usage fees to the United States Army Corps of Engineers on the property known as the Otis Fish & Game Club located on Joint Base Cape Cod; and provided further, that the amount and contribution from each division or program shall be determined by the commissioner of fish and game
$843,188
2300-0101
For the division of ecological restoration and the riverways program and for the promotion of public access to rivers and wetland restoration, including grants to public and nonpublic entities; provided, that the positions funded in this item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws; and provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended to continue a phragmites mitigation plan in marshes between the city of Gloucester and the town of Salisbury, including high-resolution salinity mapping
$557,404
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; provided, that funds from this item shall be made available to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for fisheries and wildlife research in an amount not less than the amount received in fiscal year 2014 for the research; provided further, that the department may expend the amount necessary to restore anadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems; provided further, that no funds shall be spent on restoration of catadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems, unless considered necessary by the division; provided further, that $700,000 may be expended to enhance the administrative capacity of the division; provided further, that $200,000 may be expended for the expansion of the recruitment and retention programs of the division; provided further, that $400,000 may be expended to increase the capacity of the hunter education program within the division; provided further, that $700,000 may be expended for increased habitat management and stewardship; and provided further, that expenditures for the programs shall be contingent upon prior approval by the proper federal authorities for reimbursement of at least 75 per cent of the amount so expended
$14,311,692
Inland Fisheries and Game Fund 100%
2310-0300
For the operation of the natural heritage and endangered species program
$150,000
2310-0306
For the hunter safety training program
$427,750
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
$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 office of fishing and boating access, including the maintenance, operation and improvement of public access land and water areas
$537,143
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 less than 60 days prior to taking any such action; provided further, that any proceeds derived from these activities shall be retained and shall be deposited into item 2330-0150; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the protection and maintenance of Herring Run in the town of Weymouth; and provided further, that not less than $133,000 shall be expended for a Great Marsh Green Crab trapping program
$6,037,213
2330-0120
For a program of the division of marine fisheries to enhance and develop marine recreational fishing and related programs and activities, including the cost of equipment, maintenance and staff and the maintenance and updating of data
$608,163
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; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$217,989
2330-0150
For the operation and maintenance of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may expend not more than $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 the shellfish volume increase realized from the implementation of wet storage and desanding services and the shellfish purification plant management plan dated March 1, 2012 to the executive office of environmental affairs, the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than six months following the effective date of this act; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division 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
2330-0199
For conducting surveys to monitor and forecast an abundance of commercially-important invertebrate species in commonwealth waters, including a ventless lobster trap employing the services of contracted commercial lobster fishing vessels in the commonwealth; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may expend not more than $250,000 from revenue collected from fees generated by the sale of lobster permits;  and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$250,000
2330-0300
For the administration and operation of the saltwater fishing permit program pursuant to section 17C of chapter 130 of the General Laws; provided, 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
$1,340,766
Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund  100%

Department of Agricultural Resources.

2511-0100
For the operation of the department of agricultural resources, including the division of administration, the integrated pest management program, the board of agriculture, the division of agricultural markets, the division of animal health, the division of agricultural conservation and technical assistance, the division of crop and pest services, including a program of laboratory services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the expenses of the pesticide board and agency costs associated with the administration of other boards, commissions and committees chaired by the department; provided, that $50,000 shall be expended for the statewide 4-H program; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the apiary inspection program; provided further, that not less than $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; 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; and provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended to support the Massachusetts Farm to School Project
$5,686,193
2511-0105
For the purchase of supplemental foods for the emergency food assistance program within the Feeding America nationally-certified food bank system in the Commonwealth;  provided, that the funds appropriated 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 World 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.

Governor reduced the following item and disappoved of certain wording [for message see H.4300]
Legislature overrode Governor's action
2800-0100
For the operation of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that notwithstanding section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws, the department shall establish or renegotiate fees, licenses, permits, rents and leases and adjust or develop other revenue sources to fund the maintenance, operation and administration of the department
$4,353,899
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 $50,000 shall be expended for improvement projects and programs in the town of Milford; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Mendon Public Library energy efficiency upgrades; provided further, that the department shall continue to make payments pursuant to chapter 616 of the acts of 1957; 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 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
Governor reduced the following item and disappoved of certain wording [for message see H.4300]
Legislature overrode Governor's action
2800-0501
For the operation of the beaches, pools and spray pools under the control of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that the seasonal hires of the department's parks, beaches, pools and spray pools shall be paid from this item; provided further, that all beaches, pools and spray pools shall remain open and staffed from Memorial Day through Labor Day; provided further, that the beaches, pools and spray pools shall be fully maintained; provided further, that not less than $700,000 shall be expended for the Metropolitan Beaches in Lynn, Nahant, Revere, Winthrop, East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, Quincy and Hull to be fully maintained and seasonally staffed as recommended by the Metropolitan Beaches Commission in coordination with the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that 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 that employee's seasonal employment; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis, beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30 or beginning not earlier than September 1 and ending not later than April 30; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended to provide for the building and maintenance of splash pads in the city of Lowell; 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
$15,280,812
Governor reduced the following item and disappoved of certain wording [for message see H.4300]
Legislature overrode Governor's action
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; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the repair and maintenance of the Mahar dam at the Ralph C. Mahar Regional School in the town of Orange; provided further, that not less than $302,000 shall be expended for construction, engineering, oversight and tipping fees for the Plymco dam removal project in the town of Plymouth, which shall be used as matching funds for federal grants; 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
$984,428
Governor reduced the following item and disappoved of certain wording [for message see H.4300]
Legislature overrode Governor's action
2810-0100
For the operation of the division of state parks and recreation; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be used: (a) to operate all of the division's parks, parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges and related appurtenances under the care, custody and control of the division, flood control activities of the division, reservations, campgrounds, beaches and pools; (b) to oversee rinks; and (c) to protect and manage the division's lands and natural resources, including the forest and parks conservation services and the bureau of forestry development; provided further, that the same properties shall be open in fiscal year 2015 as were open in fiscal year 2014; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the department may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Blue Hills ski area; 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 the division may 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 not less than $350,000 shall be expended for the purposes of aquatic invasive species control; provided further, that not 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 $150,000 shall be expended to Plymouth county for the management and cleanup of pond algae and invasive vegetation; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Pembroke for the management and cleanup of invasive pond vegetation; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to finalize the designs and obtain the permits necessary for implementation of the Mystic River Master plan, including aquatic invasive species control on the Mystic River; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Blue Hills trailside museum and the Chickatawbut Hill center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Community Boating Center, Inc. in the city of New Bedford for operational expenses and programming for financially disadvantaged children; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for the planning, design and reconstruction of the children's playground and baseball field at Ventura Park in the Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $22,500 shall be expended for additional police patrols at Wallum lake in the town of Douglas; 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 $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; and 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
$44,344,381
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) fees, permits, leases, rentals, concessions and all other contracts; (c) telecommunications system user fees and other charges established by the commissioner of conservation and recreation and as received from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the highway division in the Massachusetts Department of Transportation, the department of state police and quasi-public and private entities; (d) skating rink fees and rentals; (e) Ponkapoag golf course fees and rentals; (f) Leo J. Martin golf course fees and rentals; and (g) activities authorized under section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall retain and deposit 80 per cent of the aforementioned fees; provided further, that if the department of conservation and recreation projects that total revenues from the fees identified in this item will exceed $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: (i) the operation and expenses of the department; (ii) expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system; (iii) the operation and maintenance of the department's telecommunications system; (iv) the operation and maintenance of the department's skating rinks at an amount not less than $1,000,000; (v) the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag gold course at an amount not less than $1,098,011; and (vi) the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. Martin golf course at an amount not less than $824,790; provided further, that nothing in this item shall impair or diminish the rights of access and utilization of all current users of the telecommunications system under agreements previously entered into; provided further, that this item may be reimbursed by political subdivisions of the commonwealth and private entities for direct and indirect costs expended by the department to maintain the telecommunications system; provided further, that when assigning time for the use of its skating rinks, the department shall give first priority to general public skating and then to an entity which qualifies under applicable state and federal law as a nonprofit organization or as a public school; provided further, that the division may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that expenditures made in advance of the receipts shall not exceed 75 per cent of the amount of revenues projected by the first quarterly statement required by section 1B; and provided further, that the comptroller shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at the time subsequent quarterly statements are published of the variance between actual and projected receipts in each quarter and the implications of that variance for expenditures made
$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 several discrete measures to further make more likely 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 childcare services; provided further, that notwithstanding chapter 66A of the General Laws, the department of early education and care, the lead agencies of community partnership councils, the child care resource and referral agencies, the department of elementary and secondary education, the department of transitional assistance, the department of children and families, the department of housing and community development, the Children's Trust Fund and the department of public health, specifically early intervention, may share with each other personal data regarding the parents and children who receive services provided under early education and care programs administered by the commonwealth for waitlist management, program implementation and evaluation, reporting and policy development purposes; provided further, that the department shall issue monthly reports detailing the number and average cost of voucher and contracted slots funded by the department by category of 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 the reports shall include the number of recipients subject to subsection (f) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995; provided further, that the department of early education and care shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that the commissioner of early education and care may transfer funds from items 3000-1000, 3000-4050 and 3000-4060 into items 3000-3050, 3000-4050 and 3000-4060; provided further, that the total transfers from any 1 item shall not exceed 3 per cent of the item's total funding; and provided further, that the commissioner shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before any such transfer
$13,365,851
3000-1050
For supplemental research and assessment related to item 1599-0500 in section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts 2013; provided, that the supplemental research shall be directed by a nonprofit research organization with demonstrated experience assessing the business practices, service delivery and financial systems of state-subsidized childcare programs; provided further, that the department shall consider research and assessment conducted through this item to be a continuation and expansion of the research authorized by item 1599-0500 in section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013; provided further, that the supplemental research and assessment shall: (i) identify promising practices and alternative strategies, including those used by other states, around the design and administration of a “blended-funded system” using both contracts and vouchers; (ii) examine the childcare eligibility, referral and oversight mechanisms within partner agencies as they intersect with the department of early education and care and the efficiency and efficacy of the current funding approaches to meeting the needs of children and families in these systems; and (iii) examine the business processes and service delivery of local subsidy eligibility administration; and provided further, that the organization conducting the assessment shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than March 3, 2015, a report on the progress to date, obstacles encountered and preliminary findings
$385,000
3000-2000
For the regional administration and coordination of services provided by child care resource and referral agencies
$6,503,861
3000-2050
For the administration of the Children's Trust Fund; provided, that the department shall not exercise any supervision or control with respect to the board of the trust fund
$1,086,317
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 funds may be used to provide services during a transition period of 6 months for families upon the closure of their case; and provided further, that all children eligible for services under this item shall receive those services
$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 item may be transferred to item 3000-4060
$15,000,000
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; and provided further, that not more than $2 per child per hour shall be paid for the services
$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, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary 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; and provided further, that any unexpended funds up to $8,770,043 appropriated for this item in fiscal year 2014 shall not revert but 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
$9,100,000
3000-5025
For grants to cities, towns, regional school districts and educational collaboratives to provide educational opportunities on a voluntary basis to 4-year-olds in the district through the creation of pre-kindergarten classrooms; provided, that guidelines and applications for this funding shall be developed jointly by the departments of early education and care and elementary and secondary education and shall include quality standards, which shall ensure school readiness and third grade reading proficiency for students in pre-kindergarten classrooms; provided further, that the grants shall be approved jointly by the commissioners of early education and care and elementary and secondary education; provided further, that preference may be given in awarding these funds to level 5 schools and school districts; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds distributed from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of that city, town, regional school district or educational collaborative and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of the city, town, regional school district or educational collaborative without further appropriation
$1,000,000
3000-5075
For the Massachusetts universal pre-kindergarten program; provided, that funds from this item shall be expended on grants to improve the quality of and expand access to preschool programs and services for children from the age of 2 years and 9 months until they are kindergarten eligible; provided further, that funds may also be used to enhance community-wide capacity building efforts within statewide parameters established by the board of early education and care; provided further, that any newly-funded programs designated as Massachusetts universal pre-kindergarten program participants shall fall within the quality standards established by the Massachusetts quality rating and improvement system; provided further, that programs receiving grant funds may use the funds to enhance teacher and staff quality and compensation, enhance program quality through participation in the Massachusetts quality rating and improvement system, enhance program ability to interpret and use assessment data effectively, enhance developmentally appropriate practices, incorporate ancillary services into the program, facilitate or provide access to wrap-around services for working families or increase capacity to expand access to age-eligible children on the centralized waitlist maintained by the department; and provided further, that preference shall be given in awarding grants to those programs which demonstrate affordability for middle class and working class parents according to standards established by the department
$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 the programs; and provided further, that eligible recipients for such grants shall include municipal school districts, regional school districts, educational collaboratives, head start programs, licensed childcare providers, child care resource and referral centers and other qualified entities
$750,000
3000-7000
For statewide neonatal and postnatal home parenting education and home visiting programs for at-risk newborns to be administered by the Children's Trust Fund; 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; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, priority for such services shall be given to low-income parents; and provided further, that spending in excess of $10,483,933 shall be contingent on the executive office of health and human services projecting that the children's health insurance program's healthy services initiative project revenue will be not less than $28,612,794
$14,483,933
3000-7040
For the department of early education and care, which may expend not more than $200,000 for contingency fee 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 not 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 the grants shall include, but not be limited to, the Massachusetts Family Networks program, 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
$700,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Office of the Secretary.

4000-0005
For youth violence prevention program grants administered by the executive office of health and human services; provided, that the programs shall be targeted at reducing youth violence among young persons at highest risk for being perpetrators or victims of gun violence; provided further, that any new grants awarded from this item in fiscal year 2015 shall comply with the grant application requirements set forth in item 4000-0005 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services may select the same evaluator in fiscal year 2015 as selected in fiscal year 2014; provided further, that the secretary shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 13, 2015 detailing: (i) successful grant applications; (ii) a set of clearly-defined goals and benchmarks on which grant recipients will be evaluated; and (iii) preliminary outcomes and findings from the grant awards for fiscal year 2014; 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; and provided further, that funds may be set aside for the administration of these programs
$4,600,000
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
$1,749,928
4000-0051
For the establishment and maintenance of a network of child and family service programs throughout the commonwealth, including family resource centers supported through this item and item 4800-0200; provided, that the network may make use of existing family resource centers overseen by state agencies and other state supported entities to the extent that existing centers are able to: (i) provide a program consistent with the requirements of section 16U of chapter 6A of the General Laws; and (ii) demonstrate adherence to an evidence-based model of service and use of measurable outcomes to assess quality; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2014, the executive office of health and human services shall report to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities on the extent to which family resource centers in operation in fiscal year 2014 may be included in the implementation of chapter 240 of the acts 2012; provided further, that all family resource centers supported through this item and item 4800-0200 shall be subject to a competitive selection process based on: (a) record of success in providing the services required by said section 16U of said chapter 6A; (b) demonstrated ability to gather data necessary to examine success in providing services; (c) use of evidence-based programing; and (d) willingness to participate in an independent evaluation of process and outcomes; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall report to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities within 30 days of awarding contracts to family resource centers under this item and item 4800-0200 detailing the family resource centers receiving contracts and the criteria used to select centers for contracting; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for an independent evaluation of the efficacy of the network of child and family service programs supported through this item and item 4800-0200 in meeting the requirements of section 16U of chapter 6A of the General Laws; provided further, that the evaluator shall be selected through a competitive process that prioritizes: (1) prior experience in evaluating the impact of child welfare intervention systems; (2) prior experience in field evaluation; and (3) demonstrated skill in using quantitative analysis relevant for program evaluation; provided further, that the evaluator shall provide biannual progress updates to the secretary for administration and finance, joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities and the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that the first biannual report shall detail the evaluation plan for each program, data required for analysis and outcomes measured and this report shall be filed not later than March 13, 2015; and provided further that said network of child and family service programs shall coordinate with the executive office of health and human services, the department of early education and care, and municipal police departments to provide emergency assistance to runaway children at times when the juvenile court is not open, consistent with the requirements of paragraph (ii) of section 39H of chapter 119 of the General Laws
$2,500,000
4000-0300
For the operation of the executive office of health and human services, including the operation of the managed care oversight board; provided, that the executive office shall provide technical and administrative assistance to agencies under the purview of the secretariat receiving federal funds; provided further, that the executive office shall 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 subject to the availability of federal financial participation, said add-on shall include the related tax liability for the annual insurer fee; provided further, that MassHealth shall provide a report, not later than March 2, 2015, to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing on the amount of reimbursement of the Affordable Care Act's insurer fee and the related tax liability and the methodology for calculating said reimbursement to the managed care organizations and senior care organizations; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services may continue to recover provider overpayments made in the current and prior fiscal years through the Medicaid management information system, and 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 2 per cent 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, $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 not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for costs associated with the purchase and renovation of a mental health and drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility in the town of Petersham to serve the North Quabbin region and North Central Massachusetts; 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 the executive office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care financing not later than December 5, 2014 a report detailing utilization of the Health Safety Net Trust Fund established pursuant to section 66 of said chapter 118E; provided further, that the report shall include: (a) the number of persons whose medical expenses were billed to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund in fiscal year 2014; (b) the total dollar amount billed to the Health Safety Net Trust Fund in fiscal year 2014; (c) the demographics of the population using the Health Safety Net Trust Fund; and (d) the types of services paid for out of the Health Safety Net Trust Fund in fiscal year 2014; provided further, that any projection of deficiency in item 4000-0430, 4000-0500, 4000-0600, 4000-0640, 4000-0700, 4000-0875, 4000-0880, 4000-0885, 4000-0940, 4000-0950, 4000-0990, 4000-1400, 4000-1420 or 4000-1425 shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 90 days before the projected exhaustion of funding; provided further, that any unexpended balance in these accounts shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2015; and provided further, that for the purposes of long-term health care cost savings and enhanced patient care, the commonwealth shall recognize telehealth remote patient monitoring provided by home health agencies as a service to clients otherwise reimbursable through Medicaid
$91,557,569
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
$4,428,131
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 to the contrary, such contingency contracts shall not exceed 3 years except with prior review and approval by the executive office for administration and finance; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall submit to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means an annual report detailing the amounts of the agreements, the ongoing and new projects, and the amount of federal reimbursement and cost avoidance derived from the contracts not later than September 15, 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
4000-0328
For the executive office of health and human services, which shall use the funding in this item to pursue and submit applications for new state plan amendments, state plan options and state waiver or demonstration requests for federal approval under Public Law 111-148, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, including but not limited to the following purposes: (i) the health homes state option authorized under 42 U.S.C. 1396w-4; and (ii) the 1915(i) home and community-based services state plan authorized under 42 U.S.C. 1396n(i); provided, that the executive office shall seek to maximize opportunities that expand community-based services and increase federal reimbursement, including enhanced federal medical assistance percentage rates; and provided further, that the executive office shall report not later than September 30, 2014 to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the status of submitted and pending applications and the projected fiscal impact to the commonwealth of federal approval for these applications
$400,000
4000-0430
For the CommonHealth program to provide primary and supplemental medical care and assistance to disabled adults and children under sections 9A, 16 and 16A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursement for state expenditures made on behalf of those adults and children; provided further, that children shall be determined eligible for the medical care and assistance if they meet the disability standards as defined by the executive office, which shall not be more restrictive than the standards in effect on July 1, 1996; and provided further, that the executive office shall process a CommonHealth application within 45 days of receipt of a completed application or within 90 days if a determination of disability is required
$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
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 said chapter 118E, which shall be implemented on a statewide basis through the aging and disability resource consortia; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds shall be expended from this item to maintain a personal needs allowance of $72.80 per month for individuals residing in nursing homes and rest homes who are eligible for MassHealth, emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children program or supplemental security income; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for any nursing home or non-acute chronic disease hospital that provides kosher food to its residents, the executive office of elder affairs, in consultation with the center for health information and analysis, in recognition of the special innovative program status granted by the executive office of health and human services, shall continue to make the standard payment rates established in fiscal year 2006 to reflect the high dietary costs incurred in providing kosher food; provided further that 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; 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; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, not later than March 2, 2015 on: (i) the extent to which quality indicators and other measures are incorporated into the determination of payment rates and amounts dispersed to nursing facilities; and (ii) a proposal to enhance the incorporation of quality indicators and other measures into nursing facility rates; provided further, that in fiscal year 2015, MassHealth shall expend not less than the amount expended in fiscal year 2014 to reimburse nursing home facilities for bed hold days; provided further, that to the extent feasible, MassHealth shall reimburse such facilities for up to 20, but not fewer than 10 medical leave of absence days; provided further, that MassHealth shall guarantee 10 nonmedical leave of absence days; provided further, that not later than January 1, 2015, MassHealth shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (a) the number of nursing facility clients on a leave of absence, delineated by nursing facility, by medical leave of absence and nonmedical leave of absence and the total number of days on leave of absence; (b) monthly capacity levels per nursing homes and the monthly total number of empty beds per nursing facility; (c) the average payment amount per nursing facility client; and (d) the aggregate payment amount per nursing facility by month; provided further, that no nursing home may reassign a patient's bed during a leave of absence eligible for reimbursement under this item; and provided further, that MassHealth shall reimburse nursing home leave of absence days at a rate of not less than $30 per day
$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 under the rates in effect as of June 30, 2002; provided further, that the MassHealth agency shall adopt all additional regulations and procedures necessary to carry out this item; 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; provided further, that the payments made under this item shall be allocated in an amount sufficient to implement section 622 of chapter 151 of the acts of 1996; provided further, that not less than $2,800,000 shall be expended as incentive payments to nursing facilities meeting the criteria determined under the MassHealth Nursing Facility Pay-for-Performance Program and that have established and participated in a cooperative effort in each qualifying nursing facility between representatives of employees and management that is focused on implementing that criteria and improving the quality of services available to MassHealth members and that shall decide jointly how to expend such incentive payments; and provided further, that the MassHealth agency shall adopt all additional regulations and procedures necessary to carry out this item
$301,400,000
4000-0700
For health care services provided to medical assistance recipients under the executive office's health care indemnity or third party liability plan, to medical assistance recipients not otherwise covered under the executive office's managed care or senior care plans and for MassHealth benefits provided to children, adolescents and adults under section 9 of chapter 118E of the General Laws and clauses (a) to (d), inclusive, and clause (h) of subsection (2) of section 9A of said chapter 118E and section 16C of said chapter 118E; provided, that no payments for special provider costs shall be made from this item without the prior written approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for children and adolescents under clause (c) of said subsection (2) of said section 9A of said chapter 118E whose family incomes as determined by the executive office exceed 150 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that children who have aged out of the custody of the department of children and families shall be eligible for benefits through the age limit specified in MassHealth's approved state plan; provided further, that 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 MassHealth shall provide a supplemental payment of at least $12,307,769 for inpatient and outpatient behavioral and mental health services provided by 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 such behavioral and mental health supplemental payments shall be subject to all required federal approvals and the availability of federal financial participation and shall be prioritized for services provided to children and adolescents; provided further, that if federal financial participation is not available for said behavioral and mental health supplemental payments, the executive office of health and human services shall make a payment of not less than $6,153,885; 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; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for activities relating to disability determinations or utilization management and review, including patient screenings and evaluations, regardless of whether such activities are performed by a state agency, contractor, agent, or provider; provided further, that not later than March 3, 2015, the executive office shall report to the house and senate committee on ways and means on the dental coverage available to MassHealth recipients as of January 1, 2015 as it compares to dental coverage available to MassHealth recipients on January 1, 2010;  provided further, that the executive office shall maintain full-year coverage for adult dental fillings; and provided further, that the executive office shall implement adult denture coverage not later than May 15, 2015
$2,381,458,986
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 persons in prior fiscal years; provided further, that funds may be expended only for employees who are ineligible for subsidized insurance through the health connector and ineligible for any MassHealth program; provided further, that enrollment in this program may be capped to ensure that MassHealth expenditures do not exceed the amount appropriated; and provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to individuals eligible under clause (j) of subsection (2) of section 9A of 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 provide not fewer than 2 reports separated by not fewer than 5 months 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
$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 under the mediated solution to the final settlement agreement in the case of Hutchinson v. Patrick, 683 F. Supp. 2d 121 (D. Mass. 2010); provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years
$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
$2,121,671
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
$874,580
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 include: ESOL/civics classes, citizenship application assistance, interview preparation and support services including, but not limited to, interpretation and referral services; provided further, that persons who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws but for their status as legal noncitizens shall be given the highest priority for services; provided further, that persons who currently receive state-funded benefits which could be replaced in whole or in part by federally-funded benefits if those persons become citizens, shall be given priority for services; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the programmatic and administrative support of the agency's refugee and immigrant services
$391,096

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; and provided further, that the center shall publish a report on the financial condition of hospitals and other health care providers through the health benchmarks project website, in collaboration with the executive office of health and human services, the office of the attorney general and the University of Massachusetts
$28,267,893
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
$1,382,207
4110-1000
For the community services program; provided, that the Massachusetts commission for the blind shall work in collaboration with the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing to provide assistance and services to the deaf-blind community through the deaf-blind community access network
$4,070,352
4110-2000
For the turning 22 program of the commission
$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.

4120-0200
For independent living centers; provided, that not later than March 2, 2015, the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the services provided by the independent living centers, which shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the total number of consumers that request and receive services; (b) the services requested and received by consumers; (c) the total number of consumers moved from nursing homes; and (d) the total number of independent living plans and goals set and achieved by consumers
$5,630,018
4120-1000
For the operation of the commission; provided, that the commissioner shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance on the number of clients served and the amount expended on each type of service
$419,522
4120-2000
For vocational rehabilitation services operated in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that funds from the federal vocational rehabilitation grant or state appropriations shall not be deducted for pensions, group health or life insurance or any other such indirect costs of federally-reimbursed state employees; and provided further, that the commissioner, in making referrals to service providers, shall take into account a client's place of residence and the proximity of the nearest provider to the residence
$10,519,574
4120-3000
For employment assistance services; provided, that vocational evaluation and employment services for severely disabled adults may be provided
$2,246,935
4120-4000
For community-based services, which shall include, but not be limited to, protective services, adult support services, assistive technology services and the annualization of funding for turning 22 clients who began receiving services in fiscal year 2014 pursuant to item 4120-4010 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013
$8,832,510
4120-4001
For the housing registry for the disabled
$80,000
4120-4005
For Living Independently for Equality, Inc. of Brockton
$30,000
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
$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
$5,780,713

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
$27,732,672
4180-1100
For the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, which may expend not more than $600,000 in revenues for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 60 per cent of all revenues generated under section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws through the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN by eligible veterans of the commonwealth, after compensating the registry of motor vehicles for the costs associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into and for the purposes of this retained revenue account of the Soldiers' Home; provided further, that the Soldiers' Home may accept gifts, grants, donations and bequests; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers' Home may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that if the registrar of motor vehicles projects that total revenues from the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN will exceed the amounts appropriated in this item and item 4190-1100, the registrar shall notify the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means, prior appropriation continued
$600,000

Soldiers' Home in Holyoke.

4190-0100
For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke; provided, that no fee, assessment or other charge shall be imposed upon or required of any person for any outpatient treatment, admission or hospitalization which exceeds the amount of fees charged in fiscal year 2014
$21,482,106
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 to provide television and telephone services to residents; provided, that fees from the use of telephones and televisions shall only be expended for payments to vendors for said services; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers' Home may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$50,000
4190-0300
For the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, which may expend not more than $717,612 for the operation of 12 long-term care beds from revenue generated through the occupancy of these beds; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers' Home may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system, prior appropriation continued
$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 under section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws through the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN by eligible veterans of the commonwealth, upon compensating the registry of motor vehicles for the costs associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into and for the purposes of this retained revenue account of the Soldiers' Home; provided further, that the Soldiers' Home may accept gifts, grants, donations and bequests; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers' Home may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting  system, prior appropriation continued
$400,000

OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES.

Department of Youth Services.

4200-0010
For the administration of the department of youth services; provided, that the commissioner of youth services may transfer funds between items 4200-0100, 4200-0200 and 4200-0300, as necessary, under an allocation plan which shall detail, by object class, the distribution of the funds to be transferred and which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; provided further, that not more than 7 per cent of any item shall be transferred in fiscal year 2015; 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
$4,179,008
4200-0100
For supervision, counseling and other community-based services provided to committed youths in nonresidential care programs of the department
$22,617,744
4200-0200
For pretrial detention programs, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs
$25,966,365
4200-0300
For secure facilities, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs incidental to the operations of the facilities; provided, that funds shall be expended to address the needs of the female population; provided further, that funds shall be expended to address suicide prevention; and provided further, that the total amount appropriated and re-appropriated under this item shall include unexpended funds up to $1,000,000 appropriated for this item in fiscal year 2014 which shall not revert, but shall be made available for purposes of this item for fiscal year 2015
$118,064,994
4200-0500
For enhanced salaries for teachers at the department of youth services
$3,062,317
4200-0600
For the operation of secure facilities to detain arrested youth prior to arraignment under the alternative lock up program
$2,102,363

Department of Transitional Assistance.

4400-1000
For the central administration of the department of transitional assistance; provided, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements, and public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the purposes of the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall also be an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if assistance under said chapter 118 is denied, the application shall be transmitted by the department to the executive office of health and human services for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting that is requested by the office on a monthly basis; provided further, that the information is provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy and security requirements; provided further, that after April 1, 2015, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between items 4403-2000, 4405-2000 and 4408-1000; provided further, that the distribution of the funds to be transferred shall be included in an allocation plan, which the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days before any transfer; provided further, that pursuant to approval by the executive office for administration and finance, the commissioner of transitional assistance may transfer funds for identified deficiencies between this item and 4400-1100; and provided further, that the agency shall provide full cooperation to the research organization selected under item 3000-1050 and shall make available to the research organization any information and data needed to assist with the requirements of the item
$61,079,500
4400-1001
For programs to increase the commonwealth's participation rate in the supplemental nutrition assistance program and other federal nutrition programs; provided, that funds shall be expended for a grant to Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger, Inc.; provided further, that the work of department employees paid for from this item shall be restricted to processing supplemental nutrition assistance program applications; provided further, that the department shall not require supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants to provide re-verification of eligibility factors previously verified and not subject to change; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall require only 1 signature from supplemental nutrition assistance program applicants; provided further, that the department shall fund a unit staffed by department employees to respond to supplemental nutrition assistance program inquiries, and arrange and conduct telephone interviews for initial supplemental nutrition assistance program applications from this item; provided further, that the department shall fund a system to image and catalogue eligibility documents electronically from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for supplemental nutrition assistance program outreach; and provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 5, 2014 on the status of these programs
$2,971,883
4400-1025
For domestic violence specialists at local area offices
$920,838
4400-1100
For the payroll of the department's caseworkers; provided, that only employees of bargaining unit 8 shall be paid from this item
$63,334,508
4401-1000
For employment and training services for recipients of benefits provided under the transitional aid to families with dependent children program; provided, that the young parent program shall receive not less than $3,447,571; provided further, that funds from this item may be expended on former recipients of the program for up to 1 year after termination of their benefits; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for the competitive integrated employment services program; provided further, that the department shall expend no less than $264,000 more than was appropriated in this item in section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013 for the programs operated through the Massachusetts Office for Refugees and Immigrants with whom the department of transitional assistance entered into service agreements in fiscal year 2014; provided further, that certain parents who have not yet reached the age of 18, including those who are ineligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children and who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118 of the General Laws but for the deeming of the grandparents' income, shall be eligible to receive services; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be provided for learning disability assessments through the University of Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $460,966 shall be expended for transportation benefits for recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the DTA works internship program; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 3, 2015 on: (i) the number of clients served by these programs; (ii) the number of clients who transition into employment, when applicable; (iii) the number of clients who remain in employment after 90 days, when applicable; (iv) the number of clients who remain in employment after 1 year, when applicable; and (v) other quantifiable data related to client outcomes as designed by these programs; provided further, that the department shall examine the outcomes of these programs to determine which are effective in transitioning clients to employment and increased self-sufficiency; and provided further, that the department shall consider other programs to meet transitional employment needs of clients
$11,802,537
4403-2000
For a program of transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided, that benefits under the program shall be paid only to citizens of the United States and to non-citizens for whom federal funds may be used to provide benefits; provided further, that no benefit under this item shall be made available to illegal or undocumented aliens; provided further, that the need standard shall be equal to the standard in effect in fiscal year 2014 unless the department determines that a reduction in the monthly payment standard shall be implemented before the end of the fiscal year to keep program expenditures within the amounts appropriated in this item; provided further, that the payment standard shall be equal to the need standard; provided further, that the payment standard for families who do not qualify for an exempt category of assistance under subsection (e) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995 shall be 2.75 per cent below the otherwise applicable payment standard in fiscal year 2015, under the state plan required under the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996, Public Law 104-193, as amended, and under said act and notwithstanding section 218 of chapter 149 of the acts of 2004 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the recipients defined in said section 218 whose youngest child of record is of the age at which full-time schooling is mandatory or older shall meet the federal standard of 30 hours per week of work-related activity; provided further, that the department shall notify parents under the age of 20 receiving benefits from the program of the requirements of clause (2) of subsection (i) of said section 110 of said chapter 5 or any successor law; provided further, that a $40 per month rental allowance shall be paid to all households incurring a rent or mortgage expense and not residing in public or subsidized housing; provided further, that a nonrecurring children's clothing allowance of $150 shall be provided to each child eligible under this program in September 2014; provided further, that the children's clothing allowance shall be included in the standard of need for the month of September 2014; provided further, that benefits under this program shall not be available to those families in which a child has been removed from the household under a court order after a care and protection hearing under chapter 119 of the General Laws, or to adult recipients otherwise eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children but for the temporary removal of the dependent child or children from the home by the department of children and families under department procedures; provided further, that notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 118 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the department shall render aid to pregnant women with no other eligible dependent children only if it has been medically verified that the child is expected to be born within the month the payments are to be made or within the 3 month period after the month of payment and who, if the child had been born and was living with such woman in the month of payment, would be categorically and financially eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits; provided further, that certain families that suffer a reduction in benefits due to a loss of earned income and participation in retrospective budgeting may receive a supplemental benefit to compensate them for the loss; provided further, that the department shall, to the extent feasible within the existing appropriation and funding from other sources, review its disability standards to determine the extent to which such standards reflect the current medical and vocational criteria; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities by noon on the sixty-seventh day before any changes to the disability standards are proposed; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended by the department for childcare or transportation services for the employment and training program, family reunification benefits or informal childcare; provided further, that the department shall provide oral and written notification to all recipients of their childcare benefits at the time of application and on a semi-annual basis; provided further, that the notification shall include the full range of childcare options available, including center-based childcare, family-based childcare and in-home relative childcare; provided further, that the notification shall detail available childcare benefits for current and former recipients, including employment and training benefits and transitional benefits; provided further, that the notice shall further advise recipients of the availability of supplemental nutrition assistance program benefits; provided further, that in promulgating, amending or rescinding its regulations relative to eligibility for, or levels of, benefits under the program, the department shall take into account the amounts available to it for expenditure from this item so as not to exceed this appropriation; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities and the clerks of the senate and house of representatives by noon on the sixty-seventh day before adopting eligibility or benefit changes; and provided further, that the report shall include the text of, basis and reasons for the proposed changes
$255,650,190
4403-2007
For a nutritional benefit program for low-income workers; provided, that benefits shall be provided only to those for whom receiving these benefits will improve the work participation rate under the federal program of temporary assistance for needy families
$1,200,000
4403-2119
For the provision of structured settings as provided in subsection (i) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995, or any successor statute, for parents under the age of 20 who are receiving benefits under the transitional aid to families with dependent children program
$9,347,502
4405-2000
For the state supplement to the Supplemental Security Income program for the aged and disabled, including a program for emergency needs for supplemental security income recipients; provided, that the expenses of special grant recipients residing in rest homes, as provided in section 7A of chapter 118A of the General Laws, may be paid from this item; provided further, that the department, in collaboration with the executive office of health and human services, may fund an optional supplemental living arrangement category under the federal Supplemental Security Income program that makes payments to persons living in assisted living residences certified under chapter 19D of the General Laws who meet the income and clinical eligibility criteria established by the department and the executive office; provided further, that the optional category of payments shall only be administered in conjunction with the Medicaid group adult foster care benefit; and provided further, that reimbursements to providers for services rendered in prior fiscal years may be expended from this item
$234,343,661
4408-1000
For a program of cash assistance to certain residents of the commonwealth, entitled emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children found by the department to be eligible for the aid under chapter 117A of the General Laws and regulations promulgated by the department and subject to the limitations of appropriation for such purpose; provided, that benefits under this item shall only be provided to residents who are citizens of the United States or qualified aliens or non-citizens otherwise permanently residing in the United States under color of law and shall not be provided to illegal or undocumented aliens; provided further, that the recipient shall not be subject to sponsor income deeming or related restrictions; provided further, that the payment standard shall equal the payment standard in effect under the general relief program in fiscal year 1991; provided further, that the department may provide benefits to persons age 65 or older who have applied for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws, to persons suffering from a medically-determinable impairment or combination of impairments which is expected to last for a period as determined by department regulations and which substantially reduces or eliminates such individuals' capacity to support themselves and which has been verified by a competent authority, to certain persons caring for a disabled person, to otherwise eligible participants in the vocational rehabilitation program of the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission and to dependent children who are ineligible for benefits under both chapter 118 of the General Laws and the separate program created by section 210 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1997 and parents or other caretakers of dependent children who are ineligible under said chapter 118 and under said separate program; provided further, that no person incarcerated in a correctional institution shall be eligible for benefits under the program; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the payment of expenses associated with any medical review team, other disability screening process or costs associated with verifying disability for this program; provided further, that the department shall adopt emergency regulations under chapter 30A of the General Laws to implement the changes to the program required by this item promptly and within the appropriation; provided further, that in implementing the program for fiscal year 2015, the department shall include all eligibility categories permitted in this item at the payment standard in effect for the former general relief program in fiscal year 1991; provided further, that in promulgating, amending or rescinding its regulations with respect to eligibility or benefits, including the payment standard, medical benefits and any other benefits under this program, the department shall take into account the amount available to it for expenditure by this item so as not to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; provided further, that the department may promulgate emergency regulations under said chapter 30A to implement these eligibility or benefit changes, or both; provided further, that nothing in this item shall be construed to create any right accruing to recipients of the former general relief program; provided further, that reimbursements collected from the Federal Social Security Administration on behalf of former clients of the emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children program or unprocessed payments from the program that are returned to the department shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 60 days before adopting any eligibility or benefit changes, the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities and with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives a detailed and comprehensive report setting forth the text of, basis and reasons for the proposed changes; and provided further, that the report shall state exactly which components of the current benefit package will be altered and the department's most accurate assessment of the effects of benefit or eligibility changes upon recipient families
$87,568,233

OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES.

Department of Public Health.

4510-0020
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $233,203 in revenues collected from fees charged by the food protection program for program costs of the food protection program; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$233,203
4510-0025
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $891,286 for a school-based sealant program, known as the MDPH-SEAL Program, from revenues collected from MassHealth and other third party reimbursements for preventive oral health procedures; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$891,286
4510-0040
For the department of public health, which may expend for the regulation of all pharmaceutical and medical device companies that market their products in the commonwealth an amount not to exceed $432,188 from fees assessed under chapter 111N of the General Laws; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system $432,188
4510-0100
For the administration and operation of the department, including the personnel support of programmatic staff within the department, including the health statistics program, the operation of the registry of vital records and statistics and the Massachusetts cancer registry; provided, that the department shall give general consideration to additional monies available pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordability Act of 2010, Public Law 111-148 and the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-152
$20,055,370
4510-0110
For community health center services; provided, that not less than the amount appropriated in item 4510-0110 of section 2 of chapter 38 of the acts of 2013 shall be expended on a statewide program of technical assistance to community health centers to be provided by a statewide primary care association qualified under Section 330A(f)(1) of the Public Health Service Act, as codified at 42 USC 254c(f)(1); provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended on the Design Development and Construction Document Phases of the Sewall Inpatient Detox Building Renovation Project at the Dimock Center in Roxbury; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the operation and implementation of the South Boston Community Health Center and its Youth Ambassador Program and South Boston Leadership Initiative; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended to form the Mattapan Integrative Care Partnership Pilot program among the Mattapan Community Health Center, Mattahunt Community Center, Mattahunt Elementary School, and the Wheelock College Social Work Department to establish a behavioral health practice at the Mattapan Community Health Center and support a full time licensed social worker to bring mental health care to the community's youth and to improve the coordination of care
$1,737,593
4510-0112
For the department of public health to conduct a postpartum depression pilot program at community health centers in Holyoke, Jamaica Plain, Lynn and Worcester
$200,000
4510-0600
For an environmental and community health hazards program, including control of radiation and nuclear hazards, consumer products protection, food and drugs, lead poisoning prevention under chapter 482 of the acts of 1993, lead-based paint inspections in day care facilities, inspection of radiological facilities, licensing of x-ray technologists and the administration of the bureau of environmental health assessment under chapter 111F of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public health and the joint committee on health care financing on the status of local health inspections of food establishments, consistent with the department of public health food safety regulations and a report on the current waiting list for indoor air inspections on or before October 3, 2014; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a city wide restaurant and food safety education program in the city of Marlborough; and provided further, that the department shall use funds to respond in a timely manner to external peer review comments on its comprehensive study of the exposure routes and patterns of contaminants in the Maple Meadowbrook Aquifer migrating to and affecting the town of Wilmington drinking water supply and any connection with the incidence of childhood cancer in the town of Wilmington
$4,432,349
4510-0615
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $180,000 from assessments collected under section 5K of chapter 111 of the General Laws for services provided to monitor, survey and inspect nuclear power reactors; provided, that the department may expend not more than $1,706,574 from fees collected from licensing and inspecting users of radioactive material within the commonwealth under licenses presently issued by the federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission; provided further, that the revenues may be used for the costs of both programs, including the compensation of employees; provided further, that in fiscal year 2015 an amount not less than in fiscal year 2014 shall be expended for the C-10 Research and Education Foundation, Inc. for the purposes of providing radiological monitoring of the 6 Massachusetts communities within the plume exposure emergency planning zone of Seabrook nuclear power plant; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$1,886,574
4510-0616
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $1,313,219 for a drug registration and monitoring program from revenues collected from fees charged to registered practitioners, including physicians, dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists and optometrists for controlled substance registration; provided, that not later than October 1, 2014, the department of public health shall report to the joint committee on mental health and substance abuse and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the implementation of chapter 244 of the acts of 2012, which shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the total number of practitioners registered in the prescription drug monitoring program; (ii) the total number of thefts or losses of controlled substances that have been reported; and (iii) the total number of schedule II controlled substances prescribed by month; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$1,313,219
4510-0710
For the operation of the division of health care quality and the office of patient protection; provided, that the division shall be responsible for assuring the quality of patient care provided by the commonwealth's health care facilities and services and for protecting the health and safety of patients who receive care and services in nursing homes, rest homes, clinical laboratories, clinics, institutions for individuals with intellectual disabilities and the mentally ill, hospitals and infirmaries, including the inspection of ambulance services; provided further, that investigators shall conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation; provided further, that all investigators in the division of health care quality responsible for the investigations shall receive training by the Medicaid fraud control unit in the office of the attorney general; provided further, that the division shall continue a comprehensive training, education and outreach program for nursing home administrators and managers and other supervisory personnel in long-term care facilities to improve the quality of care in those facilities; provided further, that the program shall promote the use of best practices, models of quality care giving and the culture of workforce retention within the facilities, and shall focus on systemic ways to reduce deficiencies; provided further, that services funded through this item shall include, but not be limited to: education, training, intervention, support, surveillance and evaluation; provided further, no less than $3,747,500 shall be expended for the advancement of the Massachusetts prescription drug monitoring program and the development of prescription drug monitoring information exchange architecture to support interstate prescription drug monitoring data sharing; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the full implementation of practitioner, physician assistant and registered nurses authorized by the board of registration in nursing to practice in advanced practice nursing roles under section 7A of chapter 94C of the General Laws
$11,550,678
4510-0712
For the department of public health, which may expend not more than $2,631,081 in revenues collected from the licensure of health facilities and fees for program costs of the division of health care quality from individuals applying for emergency medical technician licensure and recertification; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the hiring of 2 positions, 1 full-time data registrar and 1 part-time data analyst in the office of emergency medical services; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system
$2,631,081
4510-0715
For the operation of a center for primary care recruitment and placement to improve access to primary care services
$157,000
4510-0716
For the operation of an evidence-based outreach and education program designed to provide information and education on the therapeutic and cost-effective utilization of prescription drugs to physicians, pharmacists and other health care professionals authorized to prescribe and dispense prescription drugs; provided, that the department of public health shall continue to work with MassHealth to access aggregated prescription data by provider on an ongoing basis for the use of the evidence-based outreach and education program; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2014 the department of public health, in conjunction with the executive office of health and human services, shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on data sharing capacity obstacles that are preventing this program from effective outreach and preliminary data findings; and provided further, that funds shall be set aside from this appropriation to evaluate programs and assess the effectiveness of and cost-savings associated with this program
$500,000
4510-0721
For the operation and administration of the board of registration in nursing
$974,361
4510-0722
For the operation and administration of the board of registration in pharmacy
$1,330,377
4510-0723
For the operation and administration of the board of registration in medicine and the committee on acupuncture
$1,087,194
4510-0724
For the board of registration in medicine, including the physician profiles program; provided, that the board may expend revenues not to exceed $300,503 from new revenues associated with increased license and renewal fees
$300,503
4510-0725
For the operation and administration of certain health boards of registration, including the boards of registration in dentistry, nursing home administrators, physician assistants, perfusionists, genetic counselors and respiratory therapists
$334,680
4510-0790
For regional emergency medical services; provided, that the regional emergency medical services councils, designated under 105 CMR 170.101 and the central medical emergency direction centers that were in existence on January 1, 1992, shall remain the designated councils and central medical emergency direction centers
$931,959
4510-0810
For a statewide sexual assault nurse examiner program and pediatric sexual assault nurse examiner program for the care of victims of sexual assault; provided, that funds shall be expended to support children's advocacy centers; and provided further, that the program shall operate under specific statewide protocols and by an on-call system of nurse examiners
$3,754,426
4510-3008
For the Argeo Paul Cellucci Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Registry created under section 25A of chapter 111 of the General Laws
$250,000
4510-3010
For a grant to establish a Massachusetts Down Syndrome clinic based on the patient centered medical home concept at the UMass Memorial Children's Medical Center
$150,000
4512-0103
For human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome services and programs and related services for persons affected by the associated conditions of viral hepatitis and sexually transmitted infections; provided, that funding shall be provided proportionately to each of the demographic groups afflicted by HIV/AIDS and associated conditions; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for disease research in fiscal year 2015; and provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended to conduct a hepatitis C pilot program at the North Shore Health Project
$32,229,847
4512-0106
For the department of public health, which may expend for the human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome drug assistance program an amount not to exceed $7,500,000 from revenues received from pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in the section 340B rebate program of the Public Health Service Act, administered by the federal Health Resources and Services Administration and the Office of Pharmacy Affairs; provided, that these services shall include activities that would be eligible for coverage through the Ryan White Care Act
$7,500,000
4512-0200
For the division of substance abuse services, including a program to reimburse driver alcohol education programs for services provided for court adjudicated indigent clients; provided, that programs in substantial regulatory and contractual compliance shall receive the same percentage level of funding in fiscal year 2015 as received in fiscal year 2014; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for integrated treatment and stabilization services for individuals and families with co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the New Beginnings program that targets youth at risk and in recovery in collaboration with school districts; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for Self Esteem Boston Educational Institute's direct services programs for women in the metropolitan Boston region and provider training programs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Drug Story Theatre of the South Shore pilot program for substance abuse prevention and education; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for a city wide drug and alcohol awareness campaign for the city of Marlborough; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Berkshire County youth development project for youth intervention services; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Project RIGHT's substance abuse and trauma prevention initiative in the Grove Hall area of Boston; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the safe use of opioids special commission established in section 232 of this act; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a pilot program for young adults aged 17 to 25 to address substance abuse issues for this age group; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for a voluntary training and accreditation program for owners and operators of alcohol and drug free housing as established by section 37 of this act; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be disbursed through the Franklin county sheriff's department to the Opioid Education and Awareness Task Force in Franklin county; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be allocated to the Gavin Foundation; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended to support and strengthen public access to substance abuse services in the commonwealth including, but not limited to, the following: (a) not less than $1,000,000 for expanding central intake capacity, as defined in section 18 of chapter 17 of the General Laws; (b) expanding the number and type of the facilities to provide treatment; (c) expanding detoxification services in the public system by no less than 32 public detoxification beds and 32 clinical stabilization services beds and (d) not less than $375,000 for placing addiction specialists in selected courts; and provided further, that said courts shall include, but not be limited to, Brockton, Quincy and Plymouth courts
$91,317,333
4512-0201
For substance abuse step-down recovery services, known as level B beds and services and other critical recovery services with severely reduced capacity
$4,800,000
4512-0202
For jail diversion programs primarily for nonviolent offenders with OxyContin or heroin addiction to be procured by the department of public health; provided, that each program shall have at least 60 beds and shall provide clinical assessment services to the respective courts, inpatient treatment for up to 90 days and ongoing case management services for up to 1 year; provided further, that individuals may be diverted to this or other programs by a district attorney in conjunction with the office of the commissioner of probation if: (a) there is reason to believe that the individual being diverted suffers from an addiction to OxyContin or heroin or other substance use disorder; and (b) the diversion of an individual is clinically appropriate and consistent with established clinical and public safety criteria; provided further, that programs shall be established in separate counties in locations deemed suitable by the department of public health; provided further, that the department of public health shall coordinate operations with the sheriffs, the district attorneys, the office of the commissioner of probation and the department of correction; and provided further, that not more than $500,000 shall be used to support the ongoing treatment needs of clients after 90 days for which there is no other payer