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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

FY 2022 Budget FY 2022 Final Budget

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The Governor has 10 days to review the budget and take action to either approve or veto the budget. The Governor may approve or veto the entire budget, veto or reduce specific line items, veto outside sections or submit changes as an amendment to the budget for further consideration by the Legislature.

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 24

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 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, 2021, and to make certain changes in law, each of which is immediately necessary or appropriate to effectuate said appropriations or for other important public purposes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1.  To provide for the maintenance of the several departments, boards, commissions and institutions 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 this act, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act, 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, 2022. 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 persons with a disability. 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, 2022 are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for fiscal year 2022 as set forth and authorized in this act. 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 those receipts with the projected receipts set forth in this section and shall include a full statement comparing the actual and projected receipts in the annual report for fiscal year 2022 pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws. The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

 

Fiscal Year 2022 Revenue by Source and Budgeted Fund (in Millions)

 

FY2022 CONSENSUS

Source

All Budgeted Funds*

General Fund

Commonwealth Transportation Fund

Other Major Funds

Other Funds

Alcoholic Beverages

94.6

94.6

-

-

-

Banks

36.3

36.3

-

-

-

Cigarettes

304.8

304.8

-

-

-

Corporations

3,491.8

3,491.8

-

-

-

Deeds

334.1

334.1

-

-

-

Income

19,895.3

19,895.3

-

-

-

Inheritance and Estate

704.3

704.3

-

-

-

Insurance

626.6

602.1

-

-

24.5

Marijuana Excise

124.7

-

-

124.7

-

Motor Fuel

792.9

-

791.9

-

1.0

Public Utilities

-

-

-

-

-

Room Occupancy

149.7

149.7

-

-

-

Sales - Regular

5,762.1

3,782.5

-

-

1,979.6

Sales - Meals

1,049.3

1,049.3

-

-

-

Sales - Motor Vehicles

962.2

-

630.0

-

332.2

Miscellaneous

21.4

21.4

-

-

-

Total Tax Revenues

34,350.2

30,466.4

1,421.9

124.7

2,337.3

           

Statutory Transfers

         

Source

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Contribution to the State Pension System

(3,415.2)

(3,415.2)

-

-

-

Sales Tax Transfer to the MBTA

(1,235.9)

-

-

-

(1,235.9)

Sales Tax Transfer to the MSBA

(1,075.9)

-

-

-

(1,075.9)

UI Surcharge to the Workforce Training Trust Fund

(24.5)

-

-

-

(24.5)

Excess Capital Gains to the Stabilization Fund

(1,137.0)

(1,137.0)

-

-

-

Excess Capital Gains to the State Retiree Benefits Trust Fund

(63.2)

(63.2)

-

-

-

Excess Capital Gains to the Pension Liability Fund

(63.2)

(63.2)

-

-

-

Total Consensus Taxes for Budget

(7,014.7)

(4,678.5)

-

-

(2,336.3)

           

FY2022 OTHER TAXES

         

Source

 

 

 

 

 

Tax-Related Settlements & Judgments

50.0

50.0

-

-

-

Charitable Deduction Delay

64.0

64.0

-

-

-

SALT Pass-Through Entity Excise

90.0

90.0

-

-

-

Life Sciences

5.0

5.0

-

-

-

Childcare and Dependent Tax Credit

(16.3)

(16.3)

-

-

-

MEFA College Savings Tax Deduction

(2.3)

(2.3)

-

-

-

Other Tax Total

190.4

190.4

-

-

-

TOTAL TAXES FOR BUDGET

                  27,525.9

                 

25,978.3

 

                    1,421.9

 

       124.7

 

              1.0

           

Non-Tax Revenue

         

Federal Reimbursements

14,027.6

14,019.6

-

-

8.0

Departmental Revenues

5,211.8

4,455.8

682.5

47.5

25.9

Consolidated Transfers

3,296.5

1,955.3

31.4

141.0

1,168.8

TOTAL NON-TAX REVENUE FOR BUDGET

22,535.9

20,430.7

714.0

188.5

1,202.7

FY2022 Grand Total

50,061.8

46,409.1

2,135.8

313.2

1,203.7

 

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 in this section and to include a full statement comparing such receipts with projected receipts in the annual report for such fiscal year pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws. The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

 

Non-Tax Revenue:  Department Summary

         

Revenue Source

Federal Revenues

Departmental Revenues

Budgeted Transfers

Total Unrestricted

Total Restricted

Judiciary

         

Supreme Judicial Court

$0

$3,512,964

$0

$3,512,964

$0

Committee for Public Counsel

$0

$5,018,000

$0

$5,018,000

$0

Appeals Court

$0

$310,120

$0

$310,120

$0

Trial Court

$0

$75,850,170

$0

$75,850,170

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$84,691,254

$0

$84,691,254

$0

           

District Attorneys

         

Berkshire District Attorney

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Worcester District Attorney

$0

$1,500

$0

$1,500

$0

Norfolk District Attorney

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$1,500

$0

$1,500

$0

Governor

         

Office of the Governor

$0

$7,366

$0

$7,366

$0

TOTAL:

 

$7,366

$0

$7,366

$0

Secretary of the Commonwealth

         

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$0

$260,633,377

$0

$260,618,377

$15,000

TOTAL:

$0

$260,633,377

$0

$260,618,377

$15,000

Treasurer and Receiver-General

         

Office of the Treasurer

$0

$401,997,184

$307,820,742

$659,569,926

$50,248,000

Cultural Commission

$0

$16,000

$0

$16,000

$0

State Lottery Commission

$0

$6,200

$1,237,709,317

$1,237,715,517

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$402,019,384

$1,545,530,059

$1,897,301,443

$50,248,000

Attorney General

         

Office of the Attorney General

$4,426,908

$57,901,864

$0

$56,886,371

$5,442,401

TOTAL:

$4,426,908

$57,901,864

$0

$56,886,371

$5,442,401

Inspector General

         

Office of the Inspector General

$0

$1,195,000

$0

$20,000

$1,175,000

TOTAL:

$0

$1,195,000

$0

$20,000

$1,175,000

Office of Campaign and Political Finance

         

Office of Campaign and Political Finance

$0

$104,500

$0

$104,500

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$104,500

$0

$104,500

$0

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

         

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

$3,618,251

$412,199

$0

$450

$4,030,000

TOTAL:

$3,618,251

$412,199

$0

$450

$4,030,000

State Ethics Commission

         

State Ethics Commission

$0

$41,000

$0

$41,000

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$41,000

$0

$41,000

$0

Office of the State Comptroller

         

Office of the State Comptroller

$11,739

$5,997,154

$1,220,084,879

$1,226,093,772

$0

TOTAL:

$11,739

$5,997,154

$1,220,084,879

$1,226,093,772

$0

Cannabis Control Commission

         

Cannabis Control Commission

$0

$17,499,398

$0

$17,499,398

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$17,499,398

$0

$17,499,398

$0

Executive Office for Administration and Finance

         

Secretary of Administration and Finance

$0

$119,822,461

$10,000,000

$129,822,461

$0

Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance

$0

$5,080,500

$10,789,704

$5,182,557

$10,687,647

Bureau of State Office Buildings

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Civil Service Commission

$0

$12,000

$0

$12,000

$0

Group Insurance Commission

$0

$917,370,610

$299,357,765

$1,214,531,629

$2,196,746

Division of Administrative Law Appeals

$0

$392,333

$0

$322,333

$70,000

Department of Revenue

$50,355,446

$169,835,016

$0

$213,559,911

$6,630,551

Appellate Tax Board

$0

$1,754,750

$0

$1,354,750

$400,000

Human Resources Division

$0

$2,511,299

$0

$0

$2,511,299

Operational Services Division

$0

$19,230,793

$0

$7,675,595

$11,555,198

Information Technology Division

$0

$2,733,931

$0

$0

$2,733,931

Massachusetts Gaming Commission

$0

$0

$141,022,133

$141,022,133

$0

TOTAL:

$50,355,446

$1,238,743,693

$461,169,602

$1,713,483,369

$36,785,372

Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

         

Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

$0

$4,955,500

$0

$4,385,500

$570,000

Department of Environmental Protection

$0

$34,634,972

$0

$28,598,350

$6,036,622

Department of Fish and Game

$8,000,000

$12,318,540

$213,800

$19,989,351

$542,989

Department of Agricultural Resources

$0

$6,937,471

$0

$6,937,471

$0

Department of Conservation and Recreation

$0

$30,975,600

$379,400

$6,275,000

$25,080,000

Department of Public Utilities

$0

$34,100,926

$0

$34,100,926

$0

Department of Energy Resources

$0

$5,900,807

$0

$5,900,807

$0

TOTAL:

$8,000,000

$129,823,816

$593,200

$106,187,405

$32,229,611

Executive Office of Health and Human Services

         

Department of Veterans' Services

$0

$831,400

$0

$141,400

$690,000

Secretary of Health and Human Services

$11,453,925,132

$1,702,921,873

$1,000,000

$12,857,847,005

$300,000,000

Division of Health Care Finance and Policy

$0

$34,643,296

$0

$34,393,296

$250,000

Health Policy Commission

$0

$11,800,000

$0

$11,800,000

$0

Mass Commission for the Blind

$4,279,199

$7,500

$0

$4,286,699

$0

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

$7,396,794

$30,000

$0

$7,426,794

$0

Mass Commission for the Deaf

$166,734

$3,500

$0

$170,234

$0

Chelsea Soldiers' Home

$7,281,420

$1,773,088

$0

$8,454,508

$600,000

Holyoke Soldiers' Home

$8,842,324

$3,772,767

$0

$11,245,706

$1,369,385

Department of Youth Services

$8,312,113

$145,000

$0

$8,457,113

$0

Department of Transitional Assistance

$455,722,570

$6,908,839

$14,873,131

$477,504,540

$0

Department of Public Health

$173,047,747

$85,163,380

$1,000,000

$137,985,194

$121,225,933

Department of Children and Families

$298,007,539

$9,180,587

$700,000

$303,047,396

$4,840,730

Department of Mental Health

$164,350,035

$8,738,774

$0

$172,963,809

$125,000

Department of Developmental Services

$890,717,652

$4,164,019

$0

$894,881,671

$0

Department of Elder Affairs

$131,604,251

$1,282,600

$0

$132,886,851

$0

TOTAL:

$13,603,653,510

$1,871,366,623

$17,573,131

$15,063,492,216

$429,101,048

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

         

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

$0

$638,369,304

$28,630,449

$666,999,753

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$638,369,304

$28,630,449

$666,999,753

$0

Board of Library Commissioners

         

Board of Library Commissioners

$0

$1,999

$0

$1,999

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$1,999

$0

$1,999

$0

Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development

         

Department of Housing & Community Development

$0

$3,642,796

$589,961

$1,634,593

$2,598,164

Office of Business Development

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

$0

$1,800,500

$0

$1,130,500

$670,000

Division of Banks

$0

$36,196,680

$0

$33,346,680

$2,850,000

Division of Insurance

$0

$116,151,708

$0

$116,151,708

$0

Division of Professional Licensure

$0

$48,248,552

$0

$31,688,317

$16,560,235

Division of Standards

$0

$2,770,900

$0

$2,001,076

$769,824

Department of Telecommunications and Cable

$0

$4,772,498

$0

$4,772,498

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$213,583,634

$589,961

$190,725,372

$23,448,223

Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development

         

Department of Labor Relations

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Labor and Workforce Development

$0

$2,006,668

$18,986,939

$20,580,310

$413,297

TOTAL:

$0

$2,006,668

$18,986,939

$20,580,310

$413,297

Executive Office of Education

         

Department of Early Education and Care

$253,552,631

$1,316,253

$0

$254,548,884

$320,000

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

$0

$6,457,665

$0

$4,157,665

$2,300,000

Department of Higher Education

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

University of Massachusetts

$0

$100,000,000

$0

$100,000,000

$0

Bridgewater State College

$0

$50,000

$0

$50,000

$0

Fitchburg State College

$0

$647,608

$0

$647,608

$0

Framingham State College

$0

$153,000

$0

$153,000

$0

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

$0

$180,000

$0

$180,000

$0

Salem State College

$0

$1,012,378

$0

$1,012,378

$0

Westfield State College

$0

$125,000

$0

$125,000

$0

Worcester State College

$0

$450,000

$0

$450,000

$0

Massachusetts College of Art

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Berkshire Community College

$0

$150,000

$0

$150,000

$0

Bristol Community College

$0

$410,000

$0

$410,000

$0

Cape Cod Community College

$0

$304,821

$0

$304,821

$0

Greenfield Community College

$0

$100,000

$0

$100,000

$0

Holyoke Community College

$0

$419,765

$0

$419,765

$0

Mass Bay Community College

$0

$326,150

$0

$326,150

$0

Massasoit Community College

$0

$610,000

$0

$610,000

$0

Mount Wachusett Community College

$0

$320,000

$0

$320,000

$0

Northern Essex Community College

$0

$263,155

$0

$263,155

$0

North Shore Community College

$0

$31,087

$0

$31,087

$0

Quinsigamond Community College

$0

$181,877

$0

$181,877

$0

Springfield Technical Community College

$0

$344,352

$0

$344,352

$0

Roxbury Community College

$0

$529,843

$0

$0

$529,843

Middlesex Community College

$0

$228,219

$0

$228,219

$0

Bunker Hill Community College

$0

$150,000

$0

$150,000

$0

TOTAL:

$253,552,631

$114,761,173

$0

$365,163,961

$3,149,843

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

         

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

$0

$1,150,000

$0

$1,150,000

$0

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

$0

$6,108,108

$0

$108,108

$6,000,000

Criminal History Systems Board

$0

$13,466,072

$0

$9,966,072

$3,500,000

Criminal Justice Training Council

$0

$1,801,000

$0

$1,000

$1,800,000

Department of State Police

$2,495,922

$83,523,000

$0

$3,063,000

$82,955,922

Department of Public Safety

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Department of Fire Services

$0

$43,521,263

$0

$41,312,763

$2,208,500

Military Division

$0

$1,900,000

$0

$0

$1,900,000

Emergency Management Agency

$75,000,000

$0

$0

$75,000,000

$0

Department of Corrections

$3,114,890

$9,092,011

$3,315,835

$1,322,736

$14,200,000

Parole Board

$0

$200,000

$0

$200,000

$0

TOTAL:

$80,610,812

$160,761,454

$3,315,835

$132,123,679

$112,564,422

Sheriffs

         

Sheriff's Department Hampden

$615,000

$3,575,000

$0

$690,000

$3,500,000

Sheriff's Department Worcester

$36,000

$8,500

$0

$44,500

$0

Sheriff's Department Middlesex

$45,800

$205,458

$0

$76,258

$175,000

Sheriff's Department Franklin

$2,012,584

$60,689

$0

$2,073,273

$0

Sheriff's Department Hampshire

$130,000

$177,484

$0

$139,900

$167,584

Sheriff's Department Essex

$123,900

$1,887,138

$0

$161,038

$1,850,000

Sheriff's Department Berkshire

$22,000

$1,907,000

$0

$29,000

$1,900,000

Sheriff's Department Association

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Sheriff's Department Barnstable

$0

$1,050,610

$0

$50,610

$1,000,000

Sheriff's Department Bristol

$2,100,000

$0

$0

$2,100,000

$0

Sheriff's Department Dukes

$0

$270,498

$0

$20,498

$250,000

Sheriff's Department Norfolk

$2,324,810

$235,430

$0

$2,344,810

$215,430

Sheriff's Department Plymouth

$16,000,000

$300,000

$0

$16,000,000

$300,000

Sheriff's Department Suffolk

$0

$2,174,000

$0

$374,000

$1,800,000

TOTAL:

$23,410,094

$11,851,807

$0

$24,103,887

$11,158,014

Total Non-Tax Revenue:

$14,027,639,391

$5,211,774,167

$3,296,474,055

$21,826,127,382

$709,760,231

 

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........................................................................ $10,347,781

 

0320-0010........ For the operation of the clerk’s office of the supreme judicial court for Suffolk county $2,070,205

 

0321-0001........ For the operation of the commission on judicial conduct.................................. $1,016,096

 

0321-0100........ For the services of the board of bar examiners............................................... $1,985,692

 

 

Committee for Public Counsel Services.

 

0321-1500........ For the operation of the committee for public counsel services under chapter 211D of the General Laws including, but not limited to, payroll costs of the committee’s public defenders, attorneys in charge and appeals attorneys, including fringe benefit costs; provided, that the committee shall maintain a system in which not less than 20 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 not later than September 1, 2021, the committee shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to, the expected surplus or deficiency of items 0321-1500, 0321-1510 and 0321-1520 for fiscal year 2022; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the committee shall submit an annual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means in a cumulative manner and which shall be compared with data from the current period to the previous 2 fiscal years; and provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the caseload of attorneys in charge compared to the caseload of public defenders; (ii) the number of cases handled by the committee in each reporting period, delineated by public defender and private bar advocate; (iii) the average number of hours spent per case by public defenders; (iv) 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, delineated by division; (v) the number of public defender vacancies to be filled; (vi) the average cost for public defender services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (vii) the number of cases assigned to private bar advocates; (viii) the average number of hours billed by private bar advocates; (ix) the average cost for private bar advocate services rendered per case in the prior fiscal year; (x) the billable hours of private counsel, delineated by travel time and time spent in court, including wait time and trial preparation time, including interview time, investigating time and research time; (xi) any changes to the private bar billing system and any billing improvements that have been made; (xii) 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 for the previous 2 fiscal years; (xiii) a summary of all spending for psychologists, psychiatrists and investigators, including the total number of hours billed, the number of unique vendors and the average number of hours billed; and (xiv) the staffing efficiencies that have been achieved; and (xv) any total savings or efficiencies associated with the 20 per cent public defender representation mandate compared to the previous 25 per cent public defender representation mandate.............................................................................. $73,844,843

 

0321-1510........ For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil cases under subsection (b) of section 6 of chapter 211D of the General Laws, under section 11 of said chapter 211D; provided, that not more than $2,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered prior to fiscal year 2022, prior appropriation continued $168,000,000

 

0321-1520........ For fees and costs as defined in section 27A of chapter 261 of the General Laws, as ordered by a justice of the appeals court or a justice of a department of the trial court on behalf of persons who are indigent as defined in said section 27A of said chapter 261; provided, that not more than $1,000,000 from this item shall be expended for services rendered prior to fiscal year 2022................................................................ $23,365,014

 

 

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 not later than February 1, 2022, the corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means using the most recent United States Census Bureau population data available that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of persons assisted by the programs funded by the corporation in the prior fiscal year; (ii) any proposed expansion of legal services, delineated by type of service, target population and cost; and (iii) the total number of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents who received services from the corporation, delineated by type of case and geographic location; provided further, that the corporation may contract with any organization to provide representation; and provided further, that notwithstanding the first paragraph of section 9 of chapter 221A of the General Laws, funds shall be expended for the Disability Benefits Project, the Medicare Advocacy Project and the Domestic Violence Legal Assistance Project............................................................... $35,000,000

 

 

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; provided, that funds shall be expended for the establishment of a satellite office in the western region of the commonwealth....................................................... $2,272,481

 

Prisoners’ Legal Services.

 

0321-2100........ For the expenses of Prisoners’ Legal Services............................................... $2,358,482

 

Social Law Library.

 

0321-2205........ For the expenses of the social law library located in Suffolk county.................. $2,489,354

 

Appeals Court.

 

0322-0100         For the appeals court, including the salaries, traveling allowances and expenses of the chief justice, recall justices and associate justices......................................... $14,159,305

 

Trial Court.

 

0330-0101........ For the salaries of the justices of the 7 departments of the trial court; provided, that not less than $1,326,978 shall be expended to hire recall judges......................... $77,521,032

 

0330-0300........ For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court nonemployee services, dental and vision health plan agreements for employees who are subject to a collective bargaining agreement, jury expenses, 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, court security and judicial training; provided, that 50 per cent of all fees payable under rules 15(d) and 30(c)(8) of the Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure shall be paid from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for training on domestic violence issues, the establishment of a domestic violence registry, evaluations of batterers’ intervention programs and the risk assessment tool for domestic violence offenders under chapter 260 of the acts of 2014; provided further, that not less than $378,000 shall be expended for the Race and Bias Initiative to expand the trial court’s Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Experience and provide additional diversity training for all court employees; provided further, that in planning and implementing the policies of the Race and Bias Initiative, the trial court’s Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Experience shall solicit feedback from community stakeholders in order to identify any structural, organizational or cultural barriers to ensure equity in the justice system for people of racial, linguistic, cultural or sexual minorities and shall recommend methods to remove those barriers to guarantee provision of competent representation and inclusive practices in every courtroom; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended to maintain the fiscal year 2021 rate increases for juvenile court investigators; provided further, that not less than $1,130,000 shall be expended to hire mental health clinicians; provided further, that said mental health clinicians shall be distributed to court facilities in a geographically equitable manner; provided further, that funds may be expended to provide information and assistance to self-represented litigants; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for pro-bono legal services to low-income residents of the city of Chelsea provided by Chelsea Legal Services, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for community outreach clinics and pro bono activities of the University of Massachusetts School of Law to provide direct legal assistance in the area of tenants’ rights; provided further, that the trial court shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on revenues collected in the trial court; provided further, that each report shall provide for the previous quarter for each court division and courthouse: (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 the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 4, 2022 detailing the number of court officers, per diem court officers, and security personnel located in each trial court of the commonwealth; provided further, that notwithstanding section 9A of chapter 30 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the rights afforded to a veteran under said section 9A of said chapter 30, shall also be afforded to any such veteran who holds a trial court office or position in the service of the commonwealth not classified under chapter 31 of the General Laws, other than an elective office, an appointive office for a fixed term or an office or position under section 7 of said chapter 30 and who has: (a) held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (b) 30 years of total creditable service to the commonwealth as defined in chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided further, that the trial court shall submit a report to the victim and witness assistance board detailing the amount of assessments imposed within each court by a justice or clerk-magistrate during the previous calendar year under section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of cases in which the assessment was reduced or waived by a judge or clerk-magistrate within the courts; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the victim and witness assistance board not later than January 7, 2022; and provided further, that not less than 15 days prior to the transfer of funds between items within the trial court, the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (1) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (2) the item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (3) the item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (4) the reason for the transfer................................................. $285,354,299

 

0330-0344........ For the continued administration and transportation costs associated with a veterans court program and study first established in section 33 of chapter 62 of the acts of 2014 $220,115

 

0330-0410         For the implementation of alternative dispute resolution programming; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for online dispute resolution................. $1,332,273

 

0330-0441........ For permanency mediation services in the probate and juvenile courts............... $500,000

 

0330-0500........ For the use of video teleconferencing for court appearances by persons in the custody of the houses of correction............................................................................... $247,500

 

0330-0599........ For a probation program that administers high-intensity supervision to promote successful probation outcomes and reduce recidivism; provided, that the office of the commissioner of probation may partner with the same external research organization in fiscal year 2022 as selected in fiscal year 2021 to: (i) monitor program fidelity and design; (ii) implement the model; and (iii) collect and analyze the outcome evaluation; provided further, that said program shall be conducted at both a district and a superior court; provided further, that the trial court shall maintain this probation program in the 10 court locations currently in operation; and provided further, that not later than March 15, 2022, the office of the commissioner of probation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to, any relevant data on participants and outcomes................................................................... $999,395

 

0330-0601........ For the operation of the specialty courts; provided, that no funds shall be transferred from this item to any other item in the trial court; and provided further, that not later than April 1, 2022, the trial court shall, in coordination with partner departments and agencies, submit reports on interdepartmental service agreements made with said partner departments and agencies to the court administrator and the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the amount of funding transferred to each specific agency or department for use in specialty courts; (ii) the specific intent of the transfer in relation to specialty court operations; (iii) any additional services implemented by way of the transfer; and (iv) the amount of unspent funds from the transfer at the time of reporting............................................... $6,872,855

 

0330-0612         For the administration of the sequential intercept model to serve individuals with mental health and substance use disorders who are involved in the criminal justice system; provided, that the trial court shall continue to fund a project coordinator to oversee coordination and administration and to provide financial oversight of the sequential intercept model; and provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the project coordinator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to, the: (i) design of the sequential intercept model mappings; (ii) locations of workshops held to advocate for the model; (iii) number of cases in which the model has been utilized; (iv) impact of the model on rehabilitation and recidivism; and (v) cost savings associated with the model.......................... $182,649

 

0330-0613........ For the implementation of the recommendations set forth by the Council of State Governments Justice Center - Massachusetts Criminal Justice Review including, but not limited to, the establishment of new programs and expansion of existing programs targeted at recidivism reduction; provided, that the trial court shall transfer funds to other state agencies and departments of the commonwealth as outlined in this item; provided further, that not less than 15 days before any such transfer is made from this item to other state agencies and departments, the trial court administrator shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that if no state agency or department is specifically designated to receive this funding, the trial court administrator shall distribute funding based on the recommendations of the Council of State Governments Justice Center - Massachusetts Criminal Justice Review; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, each state agency or department receiving funding from this item shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing, as applicable, participation, completion and recidivism rates, delineated by gender; provided further, that the department of correction shall expend not less than $637,500 to expand recidivism reduction programming; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the department of correction shall submit a report to the executive office of public safety and security, the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on the judiciary on participation, completion and recidivism rates for said recidivism reduction programming; provided further, that the report shall be delineated by gender and include descriptions of new programs offered to women as a result of these funds; provided further, that not less than $345,000 shall be expended to establish program expansion grants administered by the executive office of public safety and security to support the expansion of evidence-based cognitive behavioral programs in county houses of correction and jails; provided further, that the secretary of public safety and security shall award grants on a competitive basis and applicants shall provide a plan for ensuring that proposed programs shall be implemented with fidelity to a research-based or evidence-based program design; provided further, that if there is no existing research supporting the proposed program, applicants shall describe in detail how the program will be evaluated with sufficient rigor to add to existing research; provided further, that the sheriffs’ offices that receive grant funding shall report participation, completion and recidivism rates annually to the executive office of public safety and security; provided further, that the report shall be delineated by gender and include descriptions of new programs offered to women as a result of these funds; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, copies of the report shall be provided to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on the judiciary; provided further, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended to develop and implement a program to improve collaboration between the department of correction and the parole board to reduce delays in the release of paroled inmates; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the department of correction and the parole board shall submit a joint report to the executive office for administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on the judiciary detailing the: (i) implementation process; (ii) number of inmates who experienced delayed release in fiscal year 2022 compared to prior fiscal years; and (iii) average length of delays in fiscal year 2022 compared to prior fiscal years; provided further, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended to: (a) evaluate the caseload of parole and probation officers; (b) hire new officers accordingly; and (c) expand programs and services at community corrections centers; provided further, that not less than $1,600,000 shall be expended for a transitional youth early intervention probation pilot program to be administered by the office of the commissioner of probation; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended to improve case management and data-tracking capacity in the office of the commissioner of probation; and provided further, that not less than $5,075,000 shall be expended in conjunction with the executive office of health and human services to develop and implement a behavioral health strategy, including statewide capacity to track the utilization of behavioral health care services and behavioral health outcomes for persons in the criminal justice system within the Medicaid management information system................................................................... $7,962,500

 

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........................................................................................... $33,640,028

 

 

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; and 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............................................................ $72,444,291

 

 

Probate and Family Court Department.

 

0333-0002........ For the operation of the probate and family court department; provided, that not less than $848,014 shall be expended to continue the case management triage plan.... $33,800,469

 

 

Land Court Department.

 

0334-0001........ For the operation of the land court department............................................... $4,267,397

 

 

Boston Municipal Court Department.

 

0335-0001........ For the operation of the Boston municipal court department.......................... $14,687,359

 

 

Housing Court Department.

 

0336-0002........ For the operation of the housing court department; provided, that funds shall be expended on court interpreter services........................................................ $13,173,916

 

 

Juvenile Court Department.

 

0337-0002         For the operation of the juvenile court department; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a grant to One Can Help, Inc. for the purpose of providing assistance and resources for families in juvenile courts statewide; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on the Worcester county court-appointed special advocates program; provided further, that not less than $136,000 shall be expended on the Franklin and Hampshire county court-appointed special advocates program; provided further, that not less than $180,000 shall be expended on the Hampden county court-appointed special advocates program; provided further, that not less than $167,000 shall be expended on the Essex county court-appointed special advocates program; provided further, that not less than $240,000 shall be expended on the Boston court-appointed special advocates program; and provided further, that not less than $64,000 shall be expended on the Berkshire county court-appointed special advocates program..................................................................................... $22,002,217

 

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 weekly tape-matching to determine an individual’s eligibility for appointment of indigent counsel under chapter 211D of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $479,167 shall be expended for DNA testing; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be expended for expanded drug testing capacity; provided further, that not less than $222,000 shall be expended for increased sealing and expungement capacity; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a caseload management software system for the juvenile and probate and family courts; provided further, that not less than $641,000 shall be expended for a pre-trial services unit; provided further, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended for increased electronic monitoring capacity; provided further, that not less than $374,667 shall be expended for a probate and family court workload reduction project; provided further, that not less than $160,000 shall be expended for the purchase of bulletproof vests for probation officers; provided further, that funds may be expended for increased lab-based testing, oral toxicology tests and new urine tests to detect additional substances; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the expansion of Communities for Restorative Justice, Inc. pursuant to chapter 276B of the General Laws; provided further, that funds shall be used for the ongoing development and implementation of the validated risk assessment tool to inform pre-adjudication decision making with regard to detention, release on personal recognizance or release under conditions of criminal defendants before the adult trial court;  provided further, that not later than November 1, 2021, the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the status of the validated risk assessment tool; (ii) efforts to implement the risk assessment tool in the courts; (iii) further goals to expand the use of the risk assessment tool; and (iv) the outcomes associated with utilization of the risk assessment tool; and provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended for the costs associated with the full implementation of chapter 303 of the acts of 2006 and chapter 418 of the acts of 2006 to ensure effective supervision of probationers who are monitored through global positioning system bracelets................................ $164,521,637

 

0339-1003........ For the office of community corrections and performance-based contracts for the operation of community corrections centers; provided, that not later than March 1, 2022, the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the performance standards used to evaluate community corrections centers; (ii) a description of how each community corrections center compares based on performance and utilization data; (iii) the amount of each contract awarded to community corrections centers on a per-client-day basis; (iv) the standards for terminating contracts with underperforming community corrections centers; and (v) plans for increasing the use of community corrections centers by the courts, the department of correction and the sheriffs’ offices; provided further, that the executive director may make funds from this item available for rehabilitative pilot programs that incorporate evidence-based corrections practices; and provided further, that the office may provide re-entry services programs, which shall not operate as intermediate sanctions programs as defined in section 1 of chapter 211F of the General Laws, to any person released from incarceration including, but not limited to, any probationer or parolee...................................................................................................... $26,889,514

 

0339-1005........ For a competitive grant program to be administered by the office of the commissioner of probation for cities and towns, acting either individually or in concert, to pilot or expand multidisciplinary approaches to divert juveniles and young adults from the juvenile and criminal justice systems prior to arrest or arraignment through coordinated programs for prevention and intervention that serve youths and their families including, but not limited to: (i) connecting youths to mental health services; (ii) providing youth development activities and mentoring; (iii) promoting school safety, family home visits, juvenile diversion programs and restorative justice and mediation programs; and (iv) providing assistance for families and schools to navigate the legal system; provided, that eligible applicants may partner with nonprofit organizations to provide programs and services; provided further, that the office shall give preference to applications that: (a) clearly outline a comprehensive plan for municipalities to collaborate with law enforcement, schools, community-based organizations and government agencies to address juvenile delinquency and young adult crime; (b) include written commitments of municipalities, law enforcement agencies, schools, community-based organizations and government agencies to collaborate; (c) make a written commitment to match grant funds with a 25 per cent matching grant provided by either municipal or private contributions; and (d) identify a local governmental unit to serve as the fiscal agent for the proposed programs and services; provided further, that administrative costs for approved grant applications shall not exceed 5 per cent of the value of the grant; and provided further, that not later than March 15, 2022, the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (1) the number of grant applications received; (2) the number of grants approved; (3) the amount of funds issued to each grantee; and (4) details regarding each grantee, including geographic location, services offered, organizations with which the grantee collaborated, matching funds provided and the number of juveniles and young adults served.......................... $500,000

 

0339-1011........ For a grant program to be administered by the office of the commissioner of probation for community-based residential re-entry programs to reduce recidivism by providing transitional housing, workforce development and case management to individuals returning to the community from county correctional facilities and state prisons, including inmates of state prisons and county correctional facilities approved under sections 49 and 86F of chapter 127 of the General Laws and individuals on parole or on probation; provided, that no funds shall be transferred from this item to any other item in the trial court; provided further, that said programs shall provide supervision and accountability as needed; provided further, that the funds shall be awarded through a competitive process to qualified nonprofit organizations with a documented history of providing comprehensive, evidence-based community residential re-entry services; provided further, that applicants shall provide a plan for ensuring that proposed programs shall be implemented with fidelity to a research-based or evidence-based program design; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be spent on women and elderly persons returning from incarceration; and provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the office of the commissioner of probation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the outcomes and recidivism rates of the participants, prior appropriation continued...................................................... $9,640,888

 

 

Office of Jury Commissioner.

 

 

0339-2100........ For the office of jury commissioner under chapter 234A of the General Laws... $3,141,449

 

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 $62,500............... $24,414,212

 

0340-0198         For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Suffolk district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $394,832

 

 

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 $62,500................................................... $20,638,975

 

0340-0298         For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Middlesex district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $585,049

 

 

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 $62,500................................................... $12,348,049

 

0340-0398         For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Eastern district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $562,045

 

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 $62,500................................................... $13,457,724

 

0340-0498         For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Worcester district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $468,392

 

 

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 $62,500................................................... $13,775,029

 

0340-0598         For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampden district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $481,209

 

 

Northwestern District Attorney.

 

0340-0600         For the Northwestern 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 anti-crime task force; 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 $62,500........................... $8,403,587

 

0340-0698         For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Northwestern district attorney’s office............................................................................................... $333,308

 

 

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 $62,500................................................... $12,303,168

 

0340-0798         For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Norfolk district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $484,031

 

 

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 $62,500................................................... $10,899,153

 

0340-0898         For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Plymouth district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $486,679

 

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 $62,500................................................... $12,018,494

 

0340-0998         For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Bristol district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $570,608

 

 

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 $62,500........................................ $5,439,924

 

0340-1098         For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office............................................................................................... $315,735

 

 

Berkshire District Attorney.

 

0340-1100         For the Berkshire district attorney’s office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, the drug task force, the domestic violence unit and the Berkshire county law enforcement task force; 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 $62,500................................................................ $5,122,027

 

0340-1198         For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Berkshire district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $257,385

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION.

 

 

0340-0203         For the implementation and administration of drug diversion programs for nonviolent young adult drug offenders; provided, that individuals using heroin or other opiate derivatives who are arrested for nonviolent crimes shall be eligible for such programs; 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 any organization to administer a drug diversion program or an education program; provided further, that such programs shall be designed in consultation with the department of public health; provided further, that eligible drug diversion programs shall offer pre- or post-arraignment programs for non-violent drug offenders to provide candidates the opportunity to receive comprehensive substance use treatment services in lieu of prosecution through the traditional court process; provided further, that treatment plans may include, but shall not be limited to, inpatient, outpatient and step-down recovery services; provided further, that diversion program candidates without insurance coverage for the services under the programs shall not be denied access to the program based on the inability to pay; 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: (i) the amount to be given to each district attorney’s office; (ii) the reasoning behind the distribution; and (iii) the administration and cost of the program; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended on the administrative costs of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association.................................. $499,950

 

0340-2100         For the operation of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association, including the implementation and related expenses of the district attorneys’ offices automation, case management and tracking system; provided, that expenses associated with the system may be charged directly to this item; provided further, that the association shall work in conjunction with the disabled persons protection commission and the 11 district attorneys' offices to prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of abuse cases that are referred to each district attorney’s office for further investigation; (ii) the number of those referrals resulting in the filing of criminal charges, delineated by type of charge; (iii) the number of cases referred to each district attorney's office that remain open as of the date for submission of the report; and (iv) the number of cases that resulted in a criminal prosecution and the disposition of each such prosecution; provided further, that not later than March 15, 2022, said report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the clerks of the house of representatives and senate; provided further, that not later than January 14, 2022, 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 senate; provided further, that the association shall provide said offices with an agreed-upon template for the report to be filled out; provided further, that said offices shall submit said report in a standard electronic format; provided further, that said 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 of in each department of the trial court; (c) the number of cases appealed to the appeals courts, the supreme judicial court, a single justice of the appeals court or the supreme judicial court or any other appeals; (d) the number of cases reviewed but not charged; and (e) the number of cases under active management where the case includes charges for drug offenses under chapter 94C of the General Laws, motor vehicle charges under chapter 90 of the General Laws or firearm offenses under chapter 140 of the General Laws; and provided further, that each district attorney shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days before transferring any funds from the AA object class of each district attorney’s administrative line item and means of its intention to make that transfer $2,311,050

 

0340-2117         For the retention of assistant district attorneys with not less than 3 years of experience; provided, that the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall transfer funds to the AA object class in each of the 11 district attorneys’ offices; provided further, that the association shall develop a formula for the distribution of said 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 for such purpose; 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: (i) the methodology used to determine the amount to be disbursed; (ii) the amount to be given to each district attorney’s office; (iii) the reason behind the distribution; and (iv) the number of assistant district attorneys from each office who would receive funds from this item; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for the administrative costs of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association.................................................... $750,000

 

0340-8908         For the costs associated with maintaining the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association’s wide area network.................................................................... $1,860,797

 

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 transfers to appropriation items where the amounts otherwise available may be insufficient; provided further, that funds may be expended for the governor’s commission on intellectual disability; provided further, that funds may be expended for the governor’s development coordinating council; and provided further, that the advisory council on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, established in section 379 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998, shall continue during fiscal year 2022................................... $5,751,345

 

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

 

0511-0000         For the operation of the office of the secretary of the commonwealth; 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........................................................................... $6,739,289

 

0511-0001.. For the secretary of the commonwealth, who may expend retained revenues not to exceed $15,000 from the sale of merchandise at the state house gift shop to restock gift shop inventory...... $15,000

 

0511-0002.. For the operation of the corporations division; provided, that the division shall implement a corporate dissolution program; and provided further, that the secretary shall file biannual reports, the first of which shall be submitted not later than April 1, 2022, with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total number of reports filed as a result of this program and the amount of revenue generated for the commonwealth......... $352,868

 

0511-0200.. For the operation of the archives division; provided, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for preservation matching grants for municipalities and nonprofit organizations to preserve veterans monuments, memorials and other significant sites and historic documents; and provided further, that the program shall be administered by the state historic records advisory board $670,213

 

0511-0230.. For the operation of the records center................... $35,469

 

0511-0250.. For the operation of the archives facility............... $298,581

 

0511-0260.. For the operation of the commonwealth museum............. $233,350

 

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........... $1,000,001

 

0511-0420         For the operation of the address confidentiality program.................................... $136,971

 

0517-0000         For the printing of public documents................................................................. $510,639

 

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 $7,506,362

 

0521-0001         For the operation of the central voter registration computer system; provided, that not later than February 28, 2022, the secretary of the commonwealth shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing voter registration activity and a breakdown, by region, of active voters in the commonwealth...... $6,407,994

 

0524-0000         For providing information to voters................................................................... $389,270

 

0526-0100         For the operation of the Massachusetts historical commission; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Friends of Wendell Meetinghouse for improvements to community gathering space during the COVID-19 pandemic and the recovery period post-pandemic........................................................................ $967,051

 

0527-0100         For the operation of the ballot law commission.................................................... $10,384

 

0528-0100         For the operation of the records conservation board............................................ $36,396

 

0540-0900         For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lawrence................................. $1,302,447

 

0540-1000         For the registry of deeds located in the city of Salem...................................... $2,957,111

 

0540-1100         For the registry of deeds located in the county of Franklin.................................. $648,216

 

0540-1200         For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampden............................ $1,946,784

 

0540-1300         For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampshire............................. $825,265

 

0540-1400         For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lowell...................................... $1,230,811

 

0540-1500         For the registry of deeds located in the city of Cambridge, prior appropriation continued $3,737,306

 

0540-1600         For the registry of deeds located in the town of Adams...................................... $279,488

 

0540-1700         For the registry of deeds located in the city of Pittsfield...................................... $481,419

 

0540-1800         For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington........................ $237,453

 

0540-1900         For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk................................. $2,223,820

 

0540-2000         For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg..................................... $713,500

 

0540-2100         For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester................................ $2,323,536

 

TREASURER AND RECEIVER GENERAL.

 

Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General.

 

0610-0000         For the office of the treasurer and receiver general; provided, that the treasurer shall provide computer services required by the teachers’ retirement board; provided further, that funds may be expended for the payment of bank fees; and provided further, that financial assistance shall be made available to injured firefighters.................. $11,402,039

 

0610-0010         For the office of economic empowerment; provided, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for Budget Buddies, Inc. to operate a program that mentors and teaches financial literacy to low-income women in the commonwealth; and provided further, that $90,000 shall be transferred to the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund established in section 35QQ of chapter 10 of the General Laws.............................................. $810,396

 

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 as may be necessary for the regulation and control of trafficking 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 trafficking 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 trafficking of alcoholic beverages.. $4,980,041

 

0610-0051         For the operation of the alcoholic beverages control commission relative to the prevention of underage drinking and related programs including, but not limited to, applying for and obtaining Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the United States Department of Justice funds, grants and other federal appropriations; provided, that the commission may expend revenues up to $248,000 collected from fees generated by the commission; 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 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.......................................................................................... $248,000

 

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 the safe campus, safe holidays, safe prom and safe summer programs; provided, that funds from this item shall not support other operating costs of item 0610-0050............................................................................................... $147,307

 

0610-2000         For payments made to veterans under section 1 of chapter 646 of the acts of 1968, section 16 of chapter 130 of the acts of 2005 and section 11 of chapter 132 of the acts of 2009; provided, that the office of the state treasurer may expend not more than $300,000 for costs incurred in the administration of these payments; and provided further, that not later than September 1, 2021, the state treasurer shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the number of veterans applying for the payments, delineated by in-person and online applications; and (ii) how many payments were approved in the prior fiscal year........................ $2,803,626

 

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 under section 100A of chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided, that the office of the state treasurer shall provide immediate written notification to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the expenditure of the funds appropriated in this item; and provided further, that at the written request of the office of the state treasurer, the comptroller shall transfer uncommitted and unobligated funds from item 1599-3384 to this item............................................................. $600,000

 

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 from this item shall not be subject to chapters 30 and 31 of the General Laws; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund, established under section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, to the General Fund............................................................................................. $89,903,818

 

0640-0005         For the costs associated with monitor games; provided, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund, established under section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, to the General Fund............................................................................................................ $3,032,859

 

0640-0010         For the promotional activities associated with the state lottery program; provided, that not later than June 30, 2022, the state lottery commission shall issue a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing additional revenues generated as a result of promotional activities funded from this item; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund, established under section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, to the General Fund......................................................... $4,500,000

 

0640-0096         For the commonwealth’s fiscal year 2022 contributions to the health and welfare fund established under the collective bargaining agreement between the state lottery commission and the Service Employees International Union, Local 888, AFL-CIO; provided, that the contributions shall be paid to the fund on such basis as the collective bargaining agreement provides; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery and Gaming Fund, established under section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, to the General Fund.............................................................................................................. $497,310

 

Massachusetts Cultural Council.

 

0640-0300         For the services and operations of the Massachusetts cultural council, including grants to or contracts with public and nonpublic entities; provided, that the council may expend the amounts appropriated in this item for the council as provided under 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, established in section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, to the General Fund; provided further, that a person employed under this item shall be considered an employee within the meaning of section 1 of chapter 150E of the General Laws and shall be placed in the appropriate bargaining unit; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Greater Malden Asian American Community Coalition (GMAACC) Inc. for the establishment of an Asian community center in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Hanover cultural council, in the town of Hanover, for the planning and assistance of Hanover Day; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for building refurbishments for the Albion Cultural Exchange to ensure accessibility to second-floor artist lofts in Wakefield; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Lowell Festival Foundation, in the city of Lowell, to promote the cultural life of the people of Greater Lowell; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for events for greater Boston’s recording, performing and visual artists of color through the Boston Art and Music Soul Festival; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for an Artists Community Assistance program to be administered by the Allston Village Main Streets, Inc. of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the city known as the town of Weymouth to be used for the Weymouth 400 commemoration; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for entities that focus on 1 or more Asian ethnicity and conduct cultural events, cultural education or cultural performances, with these funds being prioritized to entities who have been adversely affected by the 2019 novel coronavirus pandemic; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements at Cogswell ArtSpace in the city of Haverhill to convert the former Cogswell school into a community art center; provided further, that the council shall expend from any source an amount not less than 75 per cent of the amount of this item on grants and subsidies to further the achievement of the goals of the council’s 5-year strategic plan, including: (i) amplifying cultural vitality in cities and towns through integrated community-focused grants and initiatives; (ii) enhancing the commonwealth’s economic vitality by helping nonprofit cultural organizations, artists and other participants in the cultural tourism sector to thrive; (iii) enhancing creative learning experiences in schools and communities that instill agency in, and support the growth of, creative, productive and independent-minded young people; (iv) strengthening the council’s capacity to fulfill its mission and deliver the highest quality services to constituents; and (v) promoting more diverse and inclusive participation in the cultural sector by ensuring equity in policies, practices and opportunities; and provided further, that not later than January 3, 2022, the council shall submit its board-approved fiscal year 2022 spending plan to the state treasurer, the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on tourism, arts and cultural development including, but not limited to, the amounts to be expended on: (a) grants and subsidies; (b) personnel; (c) leases and utilities; and (d) travel, delineated by in-state and board-approved out-of-state travel................................................................................................. $21,375,000

 

Debt Service.

 

 

0699-0005         For the state treasurer, who may retain and expend not more than $50,000,000 in fiscal year 2022 from premiums paid on the sales of revenue anticipation notes and expend those premium payments to pay the principal and interest on account of the revenue anticipation notes....................................................................................... $50,000,000

 

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 $220,736,803

 

Commonwealth Transportation Fund..................... 100%

 

0699-0015         For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain bonded debt and the sale of bonds of the commonwealth; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state treasurer may make payments under 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, 2022 from this item to 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, 2022; 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 of the General Laws shall be paid from this item and shall be charged to the infrastructure subfund of the Commonwealth Transportation Fund; and provided further, that notwithstanding any provision of this item or of 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 with the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 10 days in advance of charging such payments..................................................................... $2,106,418,567

 

General Fund.................................................... 52.77%

Commonwealth Transportation Fund.................. 47.23%

 

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 $156,519,741

 

Commonwealth Transportation Fund..................... 100%

 

0699-9100         For the payment of costs associated with any bonds, notes or other obligations of the commonwealth, including issuance costs, interest on bonds, bond and revenue anticipation notes, commercial paper and other notes under sections 47 and 49B of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the payment to the United States under Internal Revenue Code, 26 U.S.C. 148, of any rebate amount or yield reduction payment owed with respect to any bonds or notes or other obligations of the commonwealth; provided, that the state treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that not more than $400,000 shall be expended from this item for the costs of personnel at the debt department of the office of the state treasurer; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to the funds in accordance with the schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2022 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or the Commonwealth Transportation Fund debt service reserves.................................................................................. $28,681,484

 

OFFICE OF THE STATE AUDITOR.

 

0710-0000         For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts under sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws $17,015,918

 

0710-0100         For the operation of the division of local mandates............................................ $393,206

 

0710-0200         For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office of the state auditor 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.................................. $1,951,118

 

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 not later than March 1, 2022, the division shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all findings on activities and payments made through the MassHealth system; provided further, that the report shall include, to the extent available, a review of all post-audit efforts undertaken by MassHealth to recoup payments owed to the commonwealth due to identified fraud and abuse; provided further, that the report shall include the responses of MassHealth to the most recent post-audit review survey, including the status of recoupment efforts; and provided further, that the report shall include the unit’s recommendations to enhance recoupment efforts....................................................................................... $1,312,862

 

0710-0300         For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations...................................................................................... $497,820

 

OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.

 

0810-0000........ For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund established under section 11G of chapter 12 of the General Laws, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit and the victim and witness assistance program; provided, that the victim and witness assistance program shall be administered under chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; 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; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted not later than January 14, 2022; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to fund and advertise the position and services of the student loan ombudsman who will serve as an independent mediator for student loan borrowers in the office of the attorney general to student loan borrowers in the commonwealth............................... $29,086,485

 

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 under 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 under section 5 of chapter 258B of the General Laws....................... $2,966,514

 

0810-0013........ For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,539,901 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law, sections 5A to 5O, inclusive, of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system.......................... $3,539,901

 

0810-0014........ For the operation of the office of ratepayer advocacy 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 ratepayers in the commonwealth....................................................................................... $2,519,632

 

0810-0016........ For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for the development and prosecution of claims for enforcement by the commonwealth of the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., and the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq., including, but not limited to, the investigation of such claims, the costs of personnel and litigation, the engagement of experts, the administration of studies or related activities and the enforcement of settlements, not more than $262,500 from revenues collected from costs of litigation, including reasonable attorney and expert witness fees as awarded to the attorney general by the court or as agreed upon by the parties in settlement of any claims brought under said Clean Water Act, and said Clean Air Act; provided, that penalties payable to the commonwealth under state law that are recovered by the commonwealth in the course of prosecuting claims for enforcement of federal law shall be deposited into the General Fund; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of 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. $262,500

 

0810-0021........ For the operation of the Medicaid fraud control unit; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 75 per cent of the expenditure; provided further, that funds shall continue to be used specifically for the investigation and prosecution of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation based on referrals from the department of public health under section 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that the unit shall provide training for all investigators of the department of public health’s division of health care quality responsible for the investigations on a periodic basis pursuant to a comprehensive training program to be developed by the division and the unit; and provided further, that training shall include instruction on techniques for improving the efficiency and quality of investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation referred under said section 72H of said chapter 111.................................................................... $4,369,880

 

0810-0045........ For the wage enforcement program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a nonmanagement position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the establishment and operationalization of a specialized prevailing wage and construction investigatory and enforcement unit within the wage enforcement program; provided further, that the unit shall consist of a minimum of 2 investigators assigned to eastern Massachusetts, 2 investigators assigned to central Massachusetts and 2 investigators assigned to western Massachusetts and the specialized unit shall be supervised by a minimum of 1 supervising investigator and 1 assistant attorney general in the wage enforcement program’s Boston office with significant experience investigating violations of the commonwealth’s prevailing wage and construction laws; and provided further, that not later than March 4, 2022, the specialized unit shall submit a report on its annual enforcement actions and violation trends within the construction industry to the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate.................................................. $5,236,334

 

0810-0061........ For the funding of existing and future litigation devoted to obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth.................................................................................. $2,631,646

 

0810-0098........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the office of the attorney general; provided, that other costs associated with said officers shall not be funded from this item; and provided further, that no expenditures shall be made on or after the effective date of this item that would cause the commonwealth’s obligation under this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item.......................................... $472,500

 

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 benefit costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds may be expended for costs associated with health insurance rate hearings...... $1,584,344

 

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 in this item and the associated fringe benefit costs for personnel paid from this item......................................... $488,850

 

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 in this item and the associated fringe benefit costs for personnel paid from this item; provided further, that the office of the attorney general shall investigate and prosecute, when appropriate, employers who fail to provide workers’ compensation insurance as required by law and those employers or employees who may seek to defraud the system; and provided further, that the unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws................................................................................................. $321,263

 

0810-1204........ For the costs of the division of gaming enforcement under 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 benefit costs under said section 11M of said chapter 12................................................................. $464,482

 

0810-1205........ For programs devoted to combatting opioid addiction including, but not limited to, the investigation and enforcement of opioid dispensing practices and fraudulent prescribing practices; provided, that not later than February 1, 2022, the office of the attorney general shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the results of said program including, but not limited to, the effectiveness of investigations, opioid and trafficking settlements pursued and long-term plans for the program $1,992,669

 

0810-1206........ For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a civil penalties revolving fund an amount not to exceed $1,640,000 from revenues collected from enforcement of civil 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 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.......................... $1,640,000

 

 

Victim and Witness Assistance Board.

 

0840-0100........ For the operation of the victim and witness assistance board; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation and administration of trainings and educational programming that advances the goals of the Massachusetts office for victim assistance................................................................................................... $1,357,790

 

0840-0101........ For the salaries and administration of the SAFEPLAN advocacy program to be administered by the Massachusetts office for victim assistance; provided, that not later than February 1, 2022, the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the effectiveness of contracting for the program including, but not limited to, the: (i) expansion of the program’s services to new courthouses throughout the commonwealth; (ii) number and types of incidents to which the advocates responded; (iii) types of services and service referrals provided by the domestic violence advocates; (iv) cost of providing such services; and (v) extent of coordination with other service providers and state agencies; and provided further, that SAFEPLAN services shall at least be maintained at the levels provided in fiscal year 2021............................................................................................................ $1,315,788

 

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

 

0900-0100         For the operation of the state ethics commission............................................ $2,666,373

 

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.

 

0910-0200         For the operation of the office of the inspector general.................................... $3,822,851

 

0910-0210         For the office of the inspector general, which may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $1,175,000 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 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......................................................................................................... $1,175,000

 

0910-0220         For the operation of the bureau of program integrity established under section 16V of chapter 6A of the General Laws....................................................................... $688,085

 

0910-0300         For the operation of the internal special audit unit established under section 9 of chapter 6C of the General Laws................................................................................... $577,604

 

0910-0330         For the operation of the Division of State Police Oversight, established under section 72 of chapter 22C of the General Laws ................................................................ $388,251

 

OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN AND POLITICAL FINANCE.

 

0920-0300         For the operation of the office of campaign and political finance...................... $1,874,060

 

OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE.

 

0930-0100         For the operation of the office of the child advocate; provided, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended on a pilot program to provide housing support services to transition age youth that are aging out of the care or custody of the department of children and families or the department of youth services; provided further, that such services shall include, but not be limited to, staff support through case management and the provision of direct housing services; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be used to ensure effective cross-agency coordination of early childhood and school-aged student wellness efforts to address barriers to student academic success, health and safety, including, but not limited to, access to social services, mental health and behavioral health resources information sharing that ensures confidentiality, clear communication and addresses barriers to effective monitoring of students who are in the legal custody of the department of children and families, including coordination of mandated reporter responsibilities; provided further, that not later than December 1, 2021, the office of the child advocate shall report to the joint committee on children families and persons with disabilities on its efforts; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the establishment and operation of a state center on child wellness and trauma; and provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the continued operation of the Worcester Trauma and Resilience Collaborative to support young people who have experienced adverse childhood experiences, prior appropriation continued..................................................................................................... $4,214,443

 

MASSACHUSETTS COMMISSION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION.

 

0940-0100         For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination; provided, that the commission shall pursue the highest allowable rate of federal reimbursement; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the commission shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the: (i) number of currently pending cases and the number of cases under investigation and in post-probable cause, with the number of post-probable cause cases delineated by the number of cases in the conciliation, pre-public hearing and post-public hearing stages; (ii) number of cases pending before the commission in which a state agency or state authority is named as a respondent, delineating those cases by agency or authority; (iii) number of new cases filed in fiscal year 2021; (iv) number of cases closed by the commission in fiscal year 2021; and (v) average duration of cases closed by the commission in fiscal year 2021, delineated by such cases that reached the conciliation, pre-public hearing and post-public hearing stages; provided further, that funds made available in this item shall be in addition to funds available in items 0940-0101 and 0940-0103; and provided further, that all nonclerical positions shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws.. $4,280,144

 

0940-0101         For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, which may expend not more than $1,100,000 in revenues from fees and federal reimbursements received for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development’s fair housing programs during fiscal year 2022 and for federal reimbursements received for this 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 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 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......................................................... $1,100,000

 

0940-0102         For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, which may expend not more than $410,000 in revenues collected from fees charged for training and monitoring programs; provided, that the commission shall work with the office of access and opportunity and the office of diversity and equal opportunity to design and deliver training to executive branch staff; provided further, 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 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 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............................................................ $410,000

 

0940-0103         For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, which may expend not more than $2,520,000 in revenues from fees and federal reimbursements received for the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s fair employment programs during fiscal year 2022 and for federal reimbursements received for this 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 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 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......................................................... $2,520,000

 

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

 

0950-0000         For the commission on the status of women established under section 66 of chapter 3 of the General Laws............................................................................................ $486,700

 

Commission on the status of grandparents raising grandchildren.

 

0950-0030         For the commission on the status of grandparents raising grandchildren established under section 69 of chapter 3 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a study on opioid use in the commonwealth specifically related to the impact opioid use has had, and may continue to have, on grandparents and other relatives raising related children; and provided further, that the study shall include, but not be limited to: (i) the number of individuals in the commonwealth raising children of relatives; (ii) the number of individuals in the commonwealth raising grandchildren because 1 or both parents are addicted to an opioid drug; (iii) resources available to provide services to both the grandparent or other relative and to the children; and (iv) whether such services are coordinated in a manner that is beneficial to the grandparents and other relatives.......................................................................................... $213,697

 

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

 

0950-0050         For the commission on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning youth established under section 67 of chapter 3 of the General Laws; provided, that funds shall be used to address issues related to the implementation of the commonwealth’s anti-bullying law under section 37O of chapter 71 of the General Laws..................... $800,000

 

Commission on the status of asian americans.

 

0950-0080         For the commission on the status of citizens of Asian and Pacific Islander descent established under section 68 of chapter 3 of the General Laws.......................... $250,400

 

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

 

 

1000-0001         For the office of the comptroller for the management of the accounting, payroll, related financial systems and annual financial reports, including prescribing the books and manner of accounting and internal control guidance for all commonwealth agencies to promote accountability, integrity and clarity in the commonwealth’s business, fiscal and administrative enterprises and to mitigate the risk of fraud, waste and abuse of the commonwealth’s resources; provided, 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 collected revenues; provided further, that the comptroller shall make expenditures for an enhanced intercept collections of delinquent debt program; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller may take any necessary actions to secure financial and payroll data including, but not limited to, restricting certain data released under section 20 of chapter 66 of the General Laws............................................................ $9,645,019

 

Massachusetts Gaming Commission.

 

1050-0140         For payments to cities and towns under chapter 23K of the General Laws.......... $721,350

 

CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSION.

 

 

1070-0840         For the operation of the cannabis control commission................................... $12,420,669

 

Marijuana Regulation Fund................................... 100%

 

1070-0842         For the cannabis control commission’s oversight of the medical marijuana industry $2,797,208

 

Marijuana Regulation Fund................................... 100%

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

 

Office of the Secretary of Administration and Finance.

 

1100-1100         For the office of the secretary of administration and finance; provided, that the secretary shall provide biannual reports, the first of which shall be submitted not later than January 14, 2022 and the second of which shall be submitted not later than June 1, 2022, 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 for each agreement: (i) the session law for the previously agreed upon collective bargaining agreement; (ii) the current agreement status; (iii) the collective bargaining unit and unit number; (iv) the number of 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; (ix) the base salary increases required by the agreement, by effective time; and (x) the funding status of the agreement; provided further, that the reports shall detail, by bargaining unit, the costs to the commonwealth resulting from the collective bargaining agreements with various public employees’ unions, delineated by item; provided further, that the reports shall include, but not be limited to, the: (a) effective date of any new negotiations or renegotiations; (b) end date of the contract; (c) number of employees in the bargaining unit, by department; and (d) costs associated with any new negotiations or renegotiations, including salary adjustments, step increases, statutory benefits and other nonsalary costs for the current and subsequent fiscal years for the life of the contract; and provided further, that the executive office shall provide quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing federal grant applications submitted and federal grants received by executive branch agencies during the applicable reporting period.. $3,604,628

 

1100-1201         For supporting activities relating to accountability and transparency including, but not limited to, economic forecasting, adoption of uniform procedures across state agencies and departments and maximizing federal revenue opportunities......................... $369,272

 

1100-1700         For the provision of information technology services within the executive office for administration and finance.......................................................................... $27,813,638

 

1106-0064         For the caseload and economic forecasting office; provided, that the office shall forecast: (i) MassHealth enrollment by group and coverage type; (ii) participation in state-subsidized child care provided through items 3000-3060 and 3000-4060; (iii) participation in emergency assistance and housing programs provided through items 7004-0101, 7004-0102, 7004-0108 and 7004-9316; (iv) enrollment of both active members and dependents in the group insurance commission; (v) recipients of direct benefits provided by the department of transitional assistance through items 4400-1004, 4403-2000, 4405-2000 and 4408-1000; (vi) participation in programs provided by the department of children and families through items 4800-0038 and 4800-0041; and (vii) other related economic forecasts; provided further, that not later than October 15, 2021, the office shall report its fiscal year 2021 actuals, fiscal year 2022 actuals and forecasts and fiscal year 2023 forecasts to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that not later than March 15, 2022, the office shall submit updated forecasts to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means $129,023

 

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

 

1102-3199         For the operation of the office of facilities management and maintenance, including the cost of utilities and associated contracts for properties managed by the division of capital asset management and maintenance........................................................... $13,342,360

 

1102-3205         For the division of capital asset management and maintenance, which may expend for the maintenance and operation of the Massachusetts information technology center and other state buildings not more than $10,387,647 in revenues collected from rentals, commissions, fees and any other sources pertaining to the operations of said facilities; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system........................ $10,387,647

 

1102-3232         For the division of capital asset management and maintenance, which 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, that only expenses, including staffing, incurred to implement and operate the certification program shall be funded from this item; 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................... $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.................................................................................. $145,702

 

1102-3331         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 on the maintenance, repair, purchases and payments for materials and services; and provided further, that not less than $227,610 shall be expended for full-time maintenance coverage of elevators at the state house............................. $3,532,112

 

1102-3400         For security operations at the bureau of the state house.................................... $250,000

 

Office on Disability.

 

1107-2400         For the Massachusetts office on disability......................................................... $869,214

 

DISABLED PERSONS PROTECTION COMMISSION.

 

1107-2501         For the operation of the disabled persons protection commission including, but not limited to, the costs of maintaining a computerized registry system of persons who have been substantiated for registrable abuse of a person with an intellectual or developmental disability; 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 not later than the last day of each quarter, the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means 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 the number of: (i) substantiated claims; (ii) unsubstantiated claims; and (iii) false claims reported as a result of intentional and malicious action; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the commission shall issue a brief update to its fiscal year 2021 report detailing staffing changes and planned staffing changes from fiscal year 2018 through fiscal year 2022, and analyzing the effect of those changes on operational efficiency and caseload reduction; provided further, that the commission shall detail a two-year hiring plan based on the appropriation provided in this item, and identify any remaining staffing needs within the agency necessary to reduce or eliminate backlogs with an estimate of the cost of those needs; provided further, that said update shall be provided to the house and senate committees on ways and means and to the joint committee on children, families and persons with disabilities; 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, prior appropriation continued $7,896,740

 

Civil Service Commission.

 

1108-1011         For the civil service commission; provided, that the General Fund shall be reimbursed for the appropriation in this item through a fee charged on a per claim basis; provided further, that the commission shall develop and implement regulations to provide for reimbursement to the General Fund; and provided further, that the commission may assess a fee upon the appointing authority when inappropriate action has occurred $625,406

 

Group Insurance Commission.

 

1108-5100........ For the operation of the group insurance commission; provided, that on a monthly basis the commission shall provide the caseload forecasting office with enrollment data and any other information pertinent to caseload forecasting; provided further, that the information shall be provided in a manner that meets all applicable federal and state privacy requirements; provided further, that the commission shall provide quarterly reports, with the first report due not later than September 30, 2021, to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) any proposed plan changes accompanied by a detailed rationale for said changes; (ii) a detailed delineation of any estimated deficiencies or reversions in the current fiscal year, detailed by item; and (iii) a projection of any funding changes for the following fiscal year, detailed by item; and provided further, that the commission shall provide all materials presented at any public meetings hosted by the commission to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 15 days after the public meeting $4,385,240

 

1108-5200........ For the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premium and plan costs incurred in fiscal year 2022; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for elderly retired governmental employees and retired municipal teachers; provided further, 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 2022 and any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2022; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall charge the department of unemployment assistance and other departments, authorities, agencies and divisions which have federal or other funds allocated to them for this purpose for that portion of insurance premium and plan costs as the secretary determines shall be borne by such funds and shall notify the comptroller of the amounts to be transferred, after similar determination, from the several state or other funds and amounts received in payment of all such charges or transfers shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for the commonwealth’s share of group insurance premium and plan costs provided to employees and retirees in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall obtain reimbursement for premium and administrative expenses from other agencies and authorities not funded by state appropriation; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may charge all agencies for the commonwealth’s share of the health insurance costs incurred on behalf of any employees of those agencies who are on leave of absence for a period of more than 1 year; provided further, that the amounts received in payment for the charges shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding section 26 of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the commission may negotiate, purchase and execute contracts before July 1 of each year for policies of group insurance under chapter 32A of the General Laws; provided further, that the rules for determining the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premiums for active and retired state employees shall be the same as the standards in effect on July 1, 2012; provided further, that not less than 90 days prior to any changes in coverage, benefits or the schedule of copayments and deductibles for plans offered by the group insurance commission, the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the commission may pay premium and plan costs for municipal employees and retirees who are enrolled in the commission’s health plans under the commission’s regulations; and provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (i) the average full cost premium equivalent per enrollee; (ii) the average actual cost per enrollee for enrollees from participating municipalities; (iii) the contribution ratios for each participating municipality for fiscal year 2022; (iv) the number of members in high deductible health plans; (v) the premium reimbursement paid by each municipality per active enrollee by plan; (vi) the average employee premium contribution by plan for each municipality; (vii) estimates for the total premium per active enrollee by plan for each municipality; (viii) the average employee out-of-pocket expenditure and premium contribution by salary level of employees; (ix) a comparison of the total premium estimate with the sum total of municipality reimbursement and average employee premium contribution; (x) the total amount spent on pharmaceutical drugs; and (xi) the cost of the commonwealth’s projected share of premiums for the next fiscal year....... $1,826,778,807

 

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 $2,196,746 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 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 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................ $2,196,746

 

1108-5500........ For the costs, notwithstanding chapter 32A of the General Laws, of dental and vision benefits for active state employees, not including employees of authorities or any other political subdivision, who are not otherwise provided those benefits under a separate item 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 group insurance commission for the benefits......................................................... $10,759,967

 

Division of Administrative Law Appeals.

1110-1000         For the operation of the division of administrative law appeals; provided, that the division shall maintain, to the fullest extent practicable, a complete physical and technological separation from any agency, department, board, commission or program the decisions, determinations or actions of which may be appealed to it; and provided further, that a decision issued by a commissioner or other head of an agency, or by such person’s designee, following the issuance of a recommended decision by an administrative law judge shall be an agency decision subject to judicial review under chapter 30A of the General Laws............................................................................................... $1,440,309

 

1110-1002         For the division of administrative law appeals, which may expend not more than $70,000 in revenues from fees charged to appellants upon the filing of claims, for the operation of such services provided.................................................................................. $70,000

 

George Fingold Library.

 

1120-4005         For the administration of the George Fingold Library....................................... $1,037,024

 

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 that unit; provided further, that the department shall provide the general court with 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; provided further, that seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 10 months within a 12-month period; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the department’s tax expenditure review commission established under section 14 of chapter 14 of the General Laws; and provided further, that not less than $1,020,000 shall be expended to organizations providing tax assistance services to individuals and families qualifying for the volunteer income tax assistance program, in partnership with the Internal Revenue Service, for the provision of such services........................................................................... $83,874,041

 

1201-0122         For grants to qualified low-income taxpayer clinics established in section 13 of chapter 14 of the General Laws; provided, that not later than March 1, 2022, the department of revenue shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the: (i) number of grant applications; (ii) number of rejected applications; (iii) reasons for those rejections; (iv) estimated number of taxpayers served by each approved grant; (v) geographic location of the approved grant recipient clinic; and (vi) average size of approved grants.............................................................................................. $287,000

 

1201-0130         For the department of revenue, which may expend for the operation of the department not more than $27,938,953 from revenues collected by the additional auditors for an enhanced audit program; provided, that the auditors shall: (i) locate 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 the delinquent returns; and (iii) collect the delinquent taxes; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system...................................................................................... $27,938,953

 

1201-0160         For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the department of revenue may allocate funds appropriated in this item to other state agencies for the performance of certain child support enforcement activities and those agencies may expend funds for the purposes of this item; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, all such allocations shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the allocation of the funds; provided further, that federal receipts associated with the child support computer network shall be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and deposited into a revolving account to be expended for the network; provided further, that federal receipts associated with child support enforcement grants shall be deposited into a revolving account to be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and shall be expended for the grant authority; provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the department shall file a report 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 under section 9 of chapter 119A of the General Laws; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of 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 1201-0165, 1201-0410 and 1201-0412.... $38,887,046

 

1201-0164         For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $6,630,552 from the federal reimbursements awarded for personnel and lower subsidiary related expenditures; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of 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........................................................................................ $6,630,552

 

1201-0400         For the operation of the multi-agency illegal tobacco task force established under section 40 of chapter 64C of the General Laws.......................................................... $1,036,905

 

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 $294,030 or the amount certified by the secretary of administration and finance under section 156 of chapter 139 of the acts of 2012.................................................. $294,030

 

1231-1000         For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund, established pursuant to section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws..................................................................... $1,500,000

 

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 priority for payment of approved claims shall be given to claimants who own or formerly owned not more than 4 dispensing facilities.................................................................. $10,000,000

 

Underground Storage Tank Petroleum

Product Cleanup Fund.......................................... 100%

 

1232-0200         For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board established under 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; and provided further, that not later than March 1, 2022, the board shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the status of the underground storage tank program including, but not limited to, the: (i) number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks; (ii) reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; (iii) number of backlog claims; (iv) average waiting period for claims granted in the past year; and (v) number of tanks not in compliance with said chapter 21J, prior appropriation continued.... $1,767,012

 

Underground Storage Tank Petroleum

Product Cleanup Fund.......................................... 100%

 

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, Twenty-second F, Thirty-seventh, Thirty-seventh A, Forty-first, Forty-first B, Forty-first C, Forty-first C 1/2 and Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or said clause Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or said clause Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 not more than $2 per exemption granted; and provided further, that funds in this item shall be available for reimbursements to cities and towns for additional exemptions granted from the motor vehicle excise under the seventh paragraph of section 1 of chapter 60A of the General Laws.......................................................................................................... $24,038,075

 

1233-2350         For the distribution to cities and towns of the balance of the State Lottery and Gaming Fund under clause (c) of the second paragraph of section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws and additional aid to municipalities as provided for in section 3......... $1,168,119,046

 

General Fund.................................................... 92.50%

Gaming Local Aid Fund....................................... 7.50%

 

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..................... $35,000,000

 

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 each county; and provided further, that the board shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 7, 2022, on the number of hearings held at each location....................................................... $2,257,532

 

1310-1001         For the appellate tax board, which may expend revenues not more than $400,000 from fees collected; 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 board may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system................... $400,000

 

Department of Veterans Services.

 

1410-0010         For the operation of the department of veterans’ services; provided, that not less than $85,000 shall be expended for the NEADS, Inc. service dogs for veterans program to train service dogs for veterans;  provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Vietnam Veterans of America in Massachusetts to aid veterans filing claims for medical and financial benefits; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Military Support Foundation, Inc.,for the operation of empowerment centers and to support the distribution of food to veterans in need in the counties of Barnstable, Bristol and Hampden; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Quabbin Mediation, Inc., for support services and statewide veteran mediation training for veterans service officials; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the William E. Carter American Legion Auxiliary Unit 16, Inc. in the Mattapan section of the city of Boston ........................................... $5,022,822

 

1410-0012         For services to veterans, including the maintenance and operation of outreach centers; provided, that said outreach centers shall provide counseling to incarcerated veterans and to Vietnam war era veterans who may have been exposed to agent orange and the families of said veterans; provided further, that outreach centers shall provide services to veterans who were discharged after September 11, 2001 and the families of those veterans; provided further, that the department of veterans’ services shall make a payment of not less than the amount appropriated for each outreach center funded by this item in fiscal year 2021; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for Veterans Oral History Project at the Morse Institute Library in the town of Natick; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Nathan Hale Veterans Outreach Center; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for women veterans housing services of the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for building renovations to convert the former senior center into a veterans outreach and wellness service center in the town of Falmouth; provided further, that not later than April 1, 2022, the department shall submit a report on behalf of each outreach center receiving funds under this item to the house and senate committees on ways and means on: (i) the numbers of veterans served annually; (ii) the cost and types of programs, including evidence-based programs, offered to veterans; and (iii) a 5-year spending plan or outline that shall include a summary of the implementation or further development of evidence-based programs and program evaluation; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended for clinical care, education and training in veterans’ mental and behavioral health issues, including post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury, substance use disorder and suicide prevention administered by the Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program; and provided further, that not less than $15,200 shall be expended to the American Legion Post 124 in the city of Westfield..... $8,974,222

 

1410-0015         For the women veterans’ outreach program; provided, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the expansion of the women veterans’ outreach program; provided further, that the department of veterans’ services shall conduct a study on the changing needs of women veterans in the commonwealth; provided further, that said study shall examine and evaluate: (i) current housing options for women veterans; (ii) quality of physical, mental and reproductive healthcare offered to women veterans; (iii) care for military-related sexual trauma; and (iv) possible outreach initiatives to women veterans across the commonwealth; and provided further, that not later than February 1, 2022, the department shall file a report with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives,  the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on veterans and federal affairs detailing the results of said study....... $616,243

 

1410-0018         For the department of veterans’ services, which may expend not more than $690,000 for the maintenance and operation of veterans’ cemeteries in the city known as the town of Agawam and the town of Winchendon from revenue collected from fees, grants, gifts and other contributions to the cemeteries................................................................ $690,000

 

1410-0024         For the training and certification of veterans' benefits and services officers......... $362,695

 

1410-0075         For the train vets to treat vets program; provided, that the department shall work in conjunction with the William James College, Inc. to administer a behavioral health career development program for returning veterans..................................................... $250,000

 

1410-0250         For veterans’ homelessness services; provided, that the department of veterans’ services shall expend not less than the amount appropriated for each veterans’ homelessness service funded by this item in fiscal year 2021; provided further, that not less than $55,000 shall be expended to the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center, Inc. for veterans housing and homelessness prevention services, including a contract for services with the Cape Cod chapter of the Blinded Veterans Association; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended to the Disabled American Veterans Department of Massachusetts Service Fund, Inc.; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for maintenance and improvements for Cathy’s House in the town of Winchendon................................................................. $4,162,655

 

1410-0251         For the maintenance and operation of homeless shelters and transitional housing for veterans at the New England Center and Home for Veterans located in the city of Boston; provided, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the New England Center and Home for Veterans for expenses associated with hosting the 2021 Medal of Honor convention................................................................................................... $3,017,470

 

1410-0400         For reimbursements to cities and towns for money expended 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, including deceased veterans who were residents of the Soldiers’ Home in Massachusetts, located in the city of Chelsea, and the Soldiers’ Home in Holyoke whose death occurred due to the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided, that annuity payments made under this item shall be made under sections 6A, 6B and 6C of said chapter 115; 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 of veterans’ services shall reimburse cities and towns for the cost of United States flags placed on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of veterans’ services shall continue a training program for veterans’ agents and directors of veterans’ services in cities and towns; provided further, that the department of veterans’ services shall provide such training in several locations across the commonwealth; provided further, that training shall be provided annually and on an as-needed basis to veterans’ service organizations to provide information and education regarding the benefits available under said chapter 115 and all other benefits to which a veteran or a veteran’s dependents may be entitled; provided further, that any person applying for veterans’ benefits to pay for services available under chapter 118E of the General Laws shall also apply for medical assistance under said chapter 118E to minimize costs to the commonwealth and its municipalities; provided further, that veterans’ agents shall complete applications authorized by the executive office under said chapter 118E for a veteran, surviving spouse, or dependent applying for medical assistance under said chapter 115; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall file the application for the veteran, surviving spouse or dependent for assistance under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall act on all chapter 118E applications and advise the applicant and the veterans’ agent of the applicant’s eligibility for said chapter 118E healthcare; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall advise the applicant of the right to assistance for medical benefits under said chapter 115 pending approval of the application for assistance under said chapter 118E by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the secretary may supplement health care under said chapter 118E with health care 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 said section 6B of said chapter 115 shall be considered countable income.......................................................... $72,209,878

 

1410-0630         For the administration of the veterans’ cemeteries in the city known as the town of Agawam and the town of Winchendon........................................................... $1,251,151

 

1410-1616         For war memorials; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended to Battleship Cove and the USS Massachusetts Memorial Committee, Inc; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Rowley for its war memorial restoration project.; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for a Medal of Honor plaque to be placed in Nurses Hall in the state house, subject to section 21 of chapter 8 of the General Laws and the approval of the art commission of the state house as to size and content; provided further, that not less than $10,000 be expended to the town of Nahant for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial the Wall that Heals; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for repairs and renovations at the Holyoke War Memorial in the city of Holyoke; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for maintenance services for the Korean War memorial located in the Charlestown Navy yard; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for design and construction of a monument to veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom located at Holliston American Legion Post 47; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for necessary infrastructure repairs to the Randolph AMVETS Post 51 facility; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the construction of a veterans war memorial in the town of Lynnfield; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the construction of a memorial statue of former slave and Civil War Navy veteran William B. Gould in the town of Dedham; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the repair and restoration of the Veterans memorial in Vinal square in the town of Chelmsford; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Friends of Woburn Veterans, Inc. for monument repairs; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the renovation of the World War I monument at the corner of King street and Shattuck street and for the marking of veterans graves at the Westlawn cemetery in the town of  Littleton; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the creation of a veterans memorial in the town of Tyngsborough; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Devens Military museum to provide educational program for veterans and the community in Devens; and provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for Gloucester World War II Memorial Fund to distribute $10,000 each to VFW Post 1624, AMVETS Post 32 and the Lester S Wass American Legion Post 3 on Cape Ann $760,000

 

Health Policy Commission.

 

1450-1200........ For the operation of the health policy commission; provided, that the commission shall provide all materials presented at any public meetings hosted by the commission to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than 15 days after the public meeting...................................................................................................... $10,513,097

 

Reserves.

 

 

1599-0026         For a reserve to support municipal improvements; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study for the town of Mendon to determine ways to expand and improve its public water supply and for capital improvements to the town’s water supply infrastructure; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements to the town hall and police station campus in the town of Mendon; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Uxbridge for design fees to streamline efficiencies and cost savings in combining the town hall and the senior center into 1 municipal building; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended to the town of Bellingham for updates to the Bellingham senior center’s kitchen facilities and to make the senior center the emergency management facility for the town and senior population; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Melrose for streetscape infrastructure upgrades; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a safety audit of an intersection in the town of West Newbury; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the SAFE Coalition Incorporated to provide support, education, treatment options and coping mechanisms for those affected by substance use disorder in the city known as the town of Franklin; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Swampscott to create a racial equity municipal action plan; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a new wooden shingle roof for the Hawthorne House in the town of Wakefield; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for electronic poll pads for the town of Sudbury; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the North Attleborough school district for the purpose of replacing failed and outdated ventilators with new unit ventilators in the North Attleborough school buildings; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the design and engineering of the town of Scituate water and sewer treatment plant to improve its public water supply; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for upgrading telephone and communications equipment for municipal buildings in the town of Southbridge; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to the town of Lakeville for funding capital improvements related to efficiency and accessibility of town office spaces; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended to the town of Belmont for information technology infrastructure to allow for the continuance of remote participation; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended to the town of Belmont to redesign the intersections of Winter street at Concord avenue and Mill street at Concord avenue; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for critical repairs and ceiling tile replacement to the Veterans’ Memorial Room and senior center in the town of Dudley; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Middleton for the relocation of a sidewalk along Route 114, also known as South Main street, in the town of Middleton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for improvements and redesigning the municipal parking lot located on Upper Haven street in the town of Reading; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the town of New Braintree for improvements to municipal buildings; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the town of Dedham for the construction of a public safety building; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the installation and completion of sidewalk infrastructure along the northerly side of Tyngsborough road (Route 3A) from 18 Vinal square to Wellman avenue in the town of Chelmsford; provided further, that not less than $3,000,000 shall be expended for 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 $1,600,000 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, that not less than $4,750,000 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 the executive office; provided further, that the grants shall be awarded to communities using the same methodology and criteria used in fiscal year 2021; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities that submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2021; provided further, that not more than 4 per cent of funds appropriated for the grant program shall be expended for the administrative costs of the program; provided further, that not later than February 15, 2022, each state entity administering grant funds through this item shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing grants awarded through this item and the criteria used for distribution; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the town of Marblehead for facility updates and improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for municipal fiber optic network improvements in the town of Nahant; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to FalmouthNet, Inc. for the engineering and design of a town-wide, community-based fiber-optic network; provided further, that not more than $2,000,000 shall be expended for an incentive program for communities and municipalities engaging in the use of best practices determined by the Community Compact Cabinet established by the governor’s Executive Order 554 issued January 23, 2015; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended toward the installation of rectangular rapid flashing beacons in the city of Newburyport.................................................. $12,660,000

 

1599-0093         For contract assistance to the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust including, but not limited to, the debt service obligations of the trust, principal forgiveness, interest rate reduction and other subsidies or financial assistance under sections 6 and 18 of chapter 29C of the General Laws....................................................................................... $63,383,680

 

1599-0105         For a reserve for costs associated with the delivery of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder at county correctional facilities under section 98 of chapter 208 of the acts of 2018; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance, in consultation with the commissioner of public health, may transfer funds from this item to state agencies as defined under section 1 of chapter 29 of the General Laws; and provided further, that not less than 30 days before any such transfer, the secretary shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the amount to be given to each state agency, delineated by line item.................................. $15,000,000

 

1599-1970         For a reserve for the Massachusetts Department of Transportation to defray the costs of the Massachusetts Turnpike Authority or its successor incurred in fiscal year 2022 under section 138 of chapter 27 of the acts of 2009.............................................. $125,000,000

 

Commonwealth Transportation Fund..................... 100%

 

1599-1977         For contract assistance and other payments to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for payment of debt service and related obligations in connection with bonds issued by the agency under chapter 293 of the acts of 2006, as amended by chapter 129 of the acts of 2008, chapter 238 of the acts of 2012, chapter 287 of the acts of 2014, and chapter 219 of the acts of 2016; provided, that, not later than January 31, 2022, the secretary of administration and finance shall issue a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the estimated contract assistance and other payments to be required under said chapter 293 of the acts of 2006, said chapter 219 of the acts of 2016, chapter 238 of the acts of 2012 and chapter 287 of the acts of 2014 for obligations existing not later than July 1, 2021, in fiscal years 2023 and 2024, and an estimate of anticipated contract assistance and other payments arising out of potential agreements reasonably expected to be entered into after July 1, 2021, in fiscal years 2023 and 2024........................................................................................... $12,400,000

 

1599-2003         For the Uniform Law Commission; provided, that prior fiscal year payments may be payable from this item....................................................................................... $50,000

 

1599-3234         For the South Essex sewerage district debt service assessment.......................... $33,914

 

1599-3384         For a reserve for the payment on behalf of a state agency, as defined under section 1 of chapter 29 of the General Laws, under regulations promulgated by the comptroller, of certain court judgments, settlements and legal fees that were ordered to be paid in the current fiscal year or a prior fiscal year; provided, that the office of the comptroller shall not pay attorneys’ fees to outside counsel representing a state agency, including a state official or employee who is sued for actions undertaken within that individual’s scope of employment for the commonwealth, in litigation before a court until the office of the attorney general has reviewed and provided written approval for the outside counsel's bills, which may be reviewed in redacted form if warranted because of a conflict of interest; provided further, that the office of the comptroller shall not pay attorneys’ fees for outside counsel representing a state agency in such litigation that exceeds a cumulative amount of $250,000 until the secretary of administration and finance or a designee has reviewed and provided written approval for such attorneys’ fees for outside counsel; provided further, that before a state official or employee who is sued for actions undertaken within that individual’s scope of employment for the commonwealth may seek reimbursement from this item, that individual shall obtain written approval from the office of the attorney general in a form to be approved by the office of the comptroller; provided further, that the office of the comptroller shall not pay a settlement of litigation before a court on behalf of a state agency that is not within an executive office identified under section 2 of chapter 6A of the General Laws, including any state official or employee who is sued for actions undertaken within that individual’s scope of employment for the commonwealth, until the office of the attorney general has reviewed and provided written approval for such a settlement; provided further, that the office of the comptroller shall not pay a settlement of litigation before a court that exceeds $250,000 on behalf of a state agency that is not within an executive office identified under said section 2 of said chapter 6A, including any state official or employee who is sued for actions undertaken within that individual’s scope of employment for the commonwealth, until the secretary of administration and finance or a designee has reviewed and provided written approval for such a settlement; provided further, that the office of the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the 5 year historical expenditure average as certified by the secretary of administration and finance or the current appropriation, whichever is greater; provided further, that the comptroller shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the amounts expended from this item, delineated by line item; and provided further, that upon written notification to 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............................. $10,000,000

 

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............................................................................................................ $250,000

 

1599-6903         For the fiscal year 2022 costs of rate implementations under chapter 257 of the acts of 2008; provided, that rate implementations under said chapter 257 may include, but shall not be limited to, costs associated with any court order or settlement between providers of services and the commonwealth related to the rate implementation process; provided further, that home care workers shall be eligible for funding from this item; provided further, that workers from shelters and programs that serve homeless individuals and families that were previously contracted through the department of transitional assistance and the department of public health who are currently contracted with the department of housing and community development and direct care workers that serve homeless veterans through the department of veterans' services shall be eligible for funding from this item; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be allocated to special education programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws, contracts for early education and care services or programs for which payment rates are negotiated and paid as class rates as established by the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that no funds shall be allocated from this item to contracts funded exclusively by federal grants as delineated in section 2D; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2022, amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose of rate implementations; provided further, that the executive office for administration and finance shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on transfers made from this item; provided further, that the report shall identify, by item and service class, all transfers made from this item as of the date of the report and all transfers expected to be made before the end of the fiscal year; provided further, that not later than January 14, 2022, the executive office of health and human services shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance on the implementation of rates under said chapter 257 of the acts of 2008, including: (i) state gross and net costs for rates not yet promulgated as of July 2, 2021, by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; (ii) state gross and net costs for rates promulgated not later than June 30, 2021 that have received a biennial rate review or have not received a biennial rate review, by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; (iii) state gross and net costs for rates due to be reviewed on July 2, 2021 by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; (iv) state gross and net costs for rates to be reviewed between July 2, 2021 and June 19, 2022, inclusive by department, line item, service class and start date of implementation; and (v) payroll spending in fiscal year 2014 and fiscal year 2021 aggregated by vendor and by service class; provided further, that contracts between providers and the departments within the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs shall require providers to report on the impact of the rate implementations on employee salaries, employee-related costs and operations; provided further, that not later than September 1, 2021, departments and private providers receiving funding from this item shall report to the executive office of health and human services on implemented and proposed initiatives that increase the hourly wages and compensation of the direct care human service workforce; provided further, that this report shall include: (a) aggregated provider employee payroll data of the preceding 2 state fiscal years and the current fiscal year from the date of new rate implementations, as validated with information from the uniform financial report or a method determined by the office; (b) median salary and compensation information of the preceding 2 state fiscal years and the current fiscal year from the date of new rate implementations classified by direct care and front-line staff, medical and clinical staff and management and executive staff, as validated with information from the uniform financial report or a method determined by the office; and (c) the average employee vacancy rates of direct care and front-line staff of the preceding 2 state fiscal years and the current fiscal year from the date of new rate implementations; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2021, the executive office of health and human services shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means: (1) provider data on payroll, median salary and compensation and average employee vacancy rates; (2) a summary of said data and analysis of trends in median salary and compensation information in the preceding 2 state fiscal years and the current fiscal year for direct care and front-line staff, medical and clinical staff and management and executive staff; and (3) a summary of implemented and proposed initiatives among providers that increase the hourly wages and compensation of the direct care human service workforce and workforce retention; and provided further, that not later than October 1, 2021, the executive office of health and human services shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means a comparison of the median salary for each classification of staff position with the 75th percentile wage estimate for that position as determined by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics for the commonwealth in the most recent available data $79,000,000

 

 

1599-7104         For the facilities costs associated with the College of Visual and Performing Arts at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided, that funds may be expended for Bristol Community College............................................................................ $2,700,000

 

1599-7106         For the Warren Conference Center and Inn to support academic and professional training opportunities in the fields of hospitality and tourism management.................... $1,500,000

 

Human Resources Division.

 

 

1750-0100         For the operation of the human resources division and the costs of administration, training and customer support related to the commonwealth’s human resources and compensation management system and the human resource modernization initiative; provided, that any employee of the commonwealth who chooses to participate in a bone marrow donor program shall be granted a leave of absence without loss or reduction in pay to undergo the medical procedure and for associated physical recovery time, but such leave shall not exceed 5 days; 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 funds may be expended to revalidate civil service exams, including police and fire medical standards; 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; and 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....................................... $6,986,014

 

1750-0102         For the human resources division, which may expend not more than $2,511,299 from revenues collected from fees charged to applicants for civil service and noncivil service examinations and fees charged for the costs of goods and services rendered in administering training programs; provided, that notwithstanding clause (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the division shall collect from participating nonstate 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 noncivil service examination; provided further, that the division may also expend revenues collected for the 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 under 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 $2,511,299

 

1750-0103         For the purpose of the training and career ladder program................................. $780,001

 

1750-0119         For payment of workers' compensation benefits to certain former employees of Middlesex and Worcester counties and the Hampshire council of governments; provided, that the human resources division shall routinely recertify the former employees under current workers' compensation procedures......................................................... $54,666

 

1750-0300         For the commonwealth’s contributions in fiscal year 2022 to health and welfare funds established under certain collective bargaining agreements; provided, that the contributions shall be calculated as provided under 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 $33,651,721

 

1750-0928         For the cost to lease or rent space to administer the civil service physical abilities tests and to revalidate civil service exams, including police and fire medical standards $500,000

 

Operational Services Division.

 

 

1775-0115         For the operational services division, which may expend not more than $10,910,581 from revenues collected from the statewide contract administrative fee to procure, manage and administer statewide contracts; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system....................................................................................................... $10,910,581

 

1775-0124         For the operational services division, which may expend not more than $106,730 from revenues collected in the recovery of cost reimbursement and nonreimbursable 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, that the division may only retain revenues collected in excess of $100,000; 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............................. $106,730

 

1775-0600         For the operational services division, which may expend not more than $455,886 from revenues collected from the sale of state surplus personal property and the disposal of surplus motor vehicles including, but not limited to, state police vehicles from vehicle accident and damage claims and from manufacturer warranties, rebates and settlements, for the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of surplus property and the purchase of motor vehicles; provided, 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, including the costs of personnel....................................................................................................... $455,886

 

1775-0700         For the operational services division, which may expend not more than $60,000 from revenues collected in addition to the amount authorized in item 1775-1000 of section 2B for printing, photocopying, related graphic art or design work and other reprographic goods and services provided to the general public, including all necessary or incidental expenses; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system.................... $60,000

 

1775-0900         For the operational services division, which may expend not more than $22,000 from 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; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system........................................................................... $22,000

 

Supplier Diversity Office.

 

1780-0100         For the operation and administration of the supplier diversity office; provided, that the office shall provide training and other services to businesses owned by women, minorities, veterans, service-disabled veterans, individuals with disabilities and individuals who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender, certified by the office that allow those businesses to better compete for state contracts and ensure that equitable practices and policies in the public marketplace are maintained; provided further, that the office shall administer an electronic business certification application which shall be accessible to business applicants through the internet; provided further, that the office shall ensure the integrity and security of personal and financial information transmitted by electronic application; and provided further, that the office shall, using all existing available resources, provide certification services to all supplier diversity office qualified applicants within or outside of the commonwealth, as applicable..................... $2,477,963

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICE oF TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AND SECURITY.

 

1790-0100........ For the operation of the executive office of technology services and security; provided, that the executive office shall continue a chargeback system for its information technology services; 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 executive office may establish rules and procedures necessary to implement this item; provided further, that the chief information officer shall review and approve any planned information technology development project or purchase by any agency under the authority of the governor for which the total projected cost exceeds $200,000, including the cost of any related hardware, software or consulting fees and regardless of fiscal year or source of funds, before the agency may obligate funds for the project or purchase; provided further, that not later than June 30, 2022, the secretary of technology services and security shall submit to the state auditor, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on state administration and regulatory oversight a complete accounting of and justification for all project-related expenditures totaling $250,000 or more over the previous 12-month period, regardless of source of funds or authorization for such expenditure; and provided further, that not later than February 15, 2022, the executive office shall file a report with the secretary of administration and finance, the state auditor and the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (i) financial statements detailing savings and, where applicable, additional expenses realized from the consolidation of information technology services within each executive office and other initiatives; (ii) the number of personnel assigned to information technology services within each executive office; (iii) the efficiencies that have been achieved from the sharing of resources; (iv) the status of the centralization of the commonwealth's information technology staffing, infrastructure and network and cloud hosting; (v) the status of the commonwealth's cybersecurity; and (vi) strategies and initiatives to further improve the efficiency and security of the commonwealth's information technology and transparency of the executive office with regard to the general court, other executive branch agencies and the general public $3,105,778

 

1790-0300........ For the executive office of technology services and security, which may expend not more than $2,733,931 from revenues collected from the provision of computer resources and services to the general public for the costs of the bureau of computer services, including the purchase, lease or rental of telecommunications lines, services and equipment; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the executive office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system................ $2,733,931

 

1790-1700........ For core technology services and security, including those funded through item 1790-0200 in prior fiscal years; provided, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Nahant for communications infrastructure improvements................... $44,216,850

 

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

 

Office of the Secretary.

 

2000-0100........ For the operation of the office of the secretary of energy and environmental affairs, including the water resources commission, the hazardous waste facility site safety council, the coastal zone management program and the environmental impact reviews conducted under chapter 30 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended to enter into an agreement with OARS, Inc. to operate a water quality monitoring program in the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord rivers; provided further, that not less than $25,000 for the continued operation of the Walpole Preservation Alliance; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a reserve to meet 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, west nile virus and the zika virus in Bristol and Plymouth counties, and each county shall receive $50,000 respectively; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a feasibility study on coastal erosion of beach access ramps at Sagamore beach in the town of Bourne; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the city of Melrose for efforts to mitigate invasive species in public ponds; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the city of Revere for the purpose of procuring emergency generators for pumping stations in the city of Revere; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the city of Revere for the purposes of engineering services for flood mitigation throughout Revere; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Fall River water department for preliminary water quality data collection and analysis of South Watuppa pond; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Healthy Soils program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the town of Stow for PFAS removal in the town's public buildings; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended to provide grants to non-profit organizations to support offshore wind innovation and ecosystem acceleration and to support pilot studies or prototyping in offshore wind innovation in partnership with public higher education institutions or marine science non-profit organizations; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to the town of Dover for a water resource consultant; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for 2 electric vehicles to support public health and building inspection and enforcement efforts in the town of Auburn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the town of Rockport for a feasibility study to re-permit wastewater discharge and increase capacity; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the city of Lynn water and sewer commission for the procurement of an emergency generator at the water storage tank located on Quinn road in the city of Lynn and to upgrade the hardware of the water facilities geographic information system; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for MassEnergize, Inc. for its web platform, local decarbonization efforts and staffing; and provided further, that not less than $160,000 shall be expended for the executive office to hire personnel to aid in the implementation of chapter 8 of the acts of 2021 $13,539,987

 

The Governor disapproved of certain wording

2000-0101........ For the executive office of energy and environmental affairs to coordinate and implement strategies for climate change adaptation and preparedness including, but not limited to: (i) the resiliency of the commonwealth's transportation, energy and public health infrastructures; (ii) built environments; (iii) municipal assistance; (iv) improved data collection and analysis; (v) enhanced planning; and (vi) improved resiliency through the strengthening and revitalization of natural resources, including marshes and other wetlands; provided, that the executive office may enter into interagency service agreements to facilitate and accomplish these efforts; provided further, that not later than February 3, 2022 the executive office of energy and environmental affairs shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (a) the commonwealth's multi-year plan for developing a climate change resiliency plan and response strategy; (b) plans to support local partners in climate change adaptation and resiliency; (c) an analysis of the differing effects of climate change in different geographic, ecological, and coastal regions of the state, including urban, suburban and rural homes; (d) a review of the environmental justice impacts of climate change on communities of color; and (e) a detailed breakdown of all expenditures made under this item; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the hiring of environmental justice staff whose responsibilities may include, but not be limited to, mitigating, adapting and preparing for the environmental justice impacts of climate change, establishing and implementing environmental justice policies, strategies and priorities within the executive office of energy and environmental affairs and coordinating with other state agencies and departments to promote and secure environmental justice; provided further, that not later than February 3, 2022, the executive office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include, but not be limited to: (1) the number of full-time equivalent positions assigned to the executive office's environmental justice staff; (2) the responsibilities held by the executive office's environmental justice staff; and (3) the status of environmental justice policies, strategies and initiatives being pursued for both the current and coming fiscal years; and provided further, that not later than December 30, 2021, the executive office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the house and senate committees on global warming and climate change, the joint committee on transportation and the joint committee on telecommunications, utilities and energy that shall include the status of its efforts to enhance port infrastructure for the development of offshore wind $2,213,999

 

2000-1011........ For the office of environmental law enforcement, which may expend not more than $40,000 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 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.............................. $40,000

 

2000-1700........ For the operation of information technology services within the executive office of energy and environmental affairs............................................................................ $15,008,717

 

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; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the protection of right whales by increasing the patrols of the office and its officers’ ability to identify and remove abandoned fishing gear and to enhance their ability to enforce speed restrictions to minimize potentially harmful interactions between vessels and right whales......................................................................................... $13,087,787

 

2030-1004........ For environmental police private details; provided, that the office of environmental law enforcement may expend not more than $530,000 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.......................................................................................... $530,000

 

 

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 2022 under said first paragraph of said section 18 of said chapter 25 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that not less than $160,000 shall be expended for the department to hire personnel to aid in the implementation of chapter 8 of the acts of 2021 $18,291,197

 

2100-0013........ For the operation of the transportation oversight division................................... $344,801

 

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 2022 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......................................................................................................... $388,894

 

2100-0017........ For the operation of the division of transportation network companies; provided, that the amount assessed under section 23 of chapter 25 of the General Laws 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.............................................. $1,910,854

 

 

Department of Environmental Protection.

 

2200-0100........ For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the bureau of planning and evaluation, the bureau of resource protection, the bureau of waste prevention, the Senator William X. Wall Experiment Station and a contract with the University of Massachusetts for environmental research; provided, that section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws shall not apply to fees established under section 18 of chapter 21A of the General Laws; provided further, that not later than February 3, 2022 the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the status of hiring of additional staff; (ii) the historic staffing levels of the department for the last 10 fiscal years; (iii) the number of enforcement actions for serious violations and fine collections compared to the previous 10 fiscal years; and (iv) recommendations for the additional resources needed to fulfill the department's enforcement responsibilities; provided further, that not less than $160,000 shall be expended for the department to hire personnel to aid in the implementation of chapter 8 of the acts of 2021; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended by the Buzzards Bay Coalition, Inc., for a coastal water quality and natural resource monitoring program in Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound; and provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended by the department for grants to support the development of regional drought management and drinking water supply resilience plans in Essex county, prior appropriation continued...................... $33,434,358

 

2200-0102........ For the department of environmental protection, which may expend not more than $650,150 in revenues collected from fees for wetland permits; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system................... $650,150

 

2200-0107........ For technical assistance, grants and support of efforts consistent with the Massachusetts Recycling and Solid Waste Master Plan and the Massachusetts Climate Protection Plan; provided, that funds may be expended for a recycling industries reimbursement grant program under section 241 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1997............................. $499,997

 

2200-0109........ For the department of environmental protection for the sole purpose of ensuring sufficient staff for timely permit decisions and compliance assurance............................. $2,500,000

 

2200-0112........ For the department of environmental protection, which may expend not more than $2,500,000 in revenues collected from permit and compliance fees for the sole purpose of ensuring sufficient staff for timely permit decisions and compliance assurance; provided, that if this item is eliminated or reduced in fiscal year 2022 or operational funding for the department falls below the level authorized in the general appropriation act for fiscal year 2015, excluding appropriations for earmarks and nonrecurring operating costs, the fee increase supporting this item shall terminate; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system................ $2,500,000

 

2210-0106........ For the department of environmental protection, which may expend for the administration and implementation of the Massachusetts Toxics Use Reduction Act, under chapter 21I of the General Laws, not more than $2,886,472 in revenues collected from fees, penalties, grants and tuition under said chapter 21I; provided, that not later than February 3, 2022, the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the status of the department’s progress in meeting the statutory and regulatory deadlines associated with said chapter 21I and 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 notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system................ $2,886,472

 

2220-2220........ For the administration and implementation of the Clean Air Act under 42 U.S.C. section 7401 et seq., including the operating permit program, the emissions banking program, the auto-related state implementation program, the low emission vehicle program, the non-auto-related state implementation program and the commonwealth’s commitments under the New England Governors and Eastern Canadian Premiers Regional Climate Change Action Plan for reducing acid rain deposition and mercury emissions..... $900,523

 

2220-2221........ For the administration and implementation of the operating permit and compliance program required under the Clean Air Act under 42 U.S.C. section 7401 et seq. $1,613,231

 

2250-2000........ For the administration and implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974 under section 18A of chapter 21A of the General Laws; provided, that the department of environmental protection may expend funds for the study and remediation of lead in public school drinking water.......................................................................... $2,253,276

 

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 the department of environmental protection shall provide the department of revenue with information necessary for the completion of the report required in item 1232-0200 including, but not limited to, the number of tanks out of compliance with said chapter 21J......... $14,789,058

 

2260-8872........ For the brownfields site audit program........................................................... $1,270,849

 

2260-8881........ For the operation of the board of registration of hazardous waste site cleanup professionals, notwithstanding section 19A of chapter 21A of the General Laws.. $394,695

 

 

Department of Fish and Game.

 

2300-0100........ For the office of the commissioner of fish and game; 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 the amount and contribution from each division or program shall be determined by the commissioner; and provided further, that the Inland Fisheries and Game Fund shall be reimbursed annually from the General Fund for all lost revenue attributed to the issuance of discounted or free hunting and fishing licenses.......................................................................... $1,049,243

 

2300-0101........ For the division of ecological restoration, the riverways program and the promotion of public access to rivers and wetland restoration, including grants to public and nonpublic entities; provided, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for a long-term hydrological and hydraulic study of the Assawompsett pond complex and the Nemasket river; and provided further, that said study may include contributing watersheds within the region.................................................................................................... $3,250,000

The Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording

2310-0200........ For the administration of the division of fisheries and wildlife, including the 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 certain programs reimbursable under the federal Aid to Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the New England Wildlife Center, Inc. in the city known as the town of Weymouth for costs associated with the care, treatment and maintenance of wildlife; provided further, that the division may expend the amount necessary to restore anadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems; and provided further, that no funds shall be spent on the restoration of catadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems unless considered necessary by the division................................... $16,181,737 $16,081,737

 

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund.......................... 100%

 

2310-0300........ For the operation of the natural heritage and endangered species program...... $1,000,000

 

2310-0306........ For the hunter safety training program.............................................................. $509,244

 

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund.......................... 100%

 

2310-0316........ For the purchase of land containing wildlife habitats and for the costs of the division of fisheries and wildlife directly related to the administration of the wildlands stamp program under 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 under section 11 of chapter 131 of the General Laws.............................................................................................. $65,000

 

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund.......................... 100%

 

2320-0100........ For the administration of the office of fishing and boating access, including the maintenance, operation and improvement of public access land and water areas; provided, that positions funded by this item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws................................................................................................. $708,853

 

2330-0100........ For the operation of the division of marine fisheries; provided, that the division may expend funds for 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 further, 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 the department shall expend an amount not less than the amount expended in the prior fiscal year 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; provided further, that not less than 60 days before entering into contracts, the division shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for marsh restoration and revitalization, including, but not limited to, a green crab trapping program, applied research and product development, high resolution drone mapping of the great marsh deterioration and the continuation of microplastic and macroplastics sampling and academic study and processing for water column, beach environment, marsh peat and eel grass; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation in Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties to be administered jointly by the director of marine fisheries and the counties; provided further, that not less than $197,000 shall be expended for Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute and the division of marine fisheries to employ environmental DNA to perform fisheries research in support of the Massachusetts blue economy; and provided further, that not less than $550,000 shall be expended for a program of collaborative research by the division of marine fisheries through the Marine Fisheries Institute, in collaboration with the School for Marine Science and Technology at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth, that applies innovative technology to assess the biomass of fish in the region managed by the New England Fishery Management Council and hydrodynamic modeling of coastal waters to accurately assess delineation of shellfish growing area classifications and other applications to improve management of marine fisheries resources; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Center for Coastal Studies, Inc. to conduct an ecosystem-based study of white shark presence and behavior within the nearshore areas of Cape Cod; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Massachusetts Seafood Collaborative for the purposes of a grant program to be administered in collaboration with the division of marine fisheries to assist with the costs of: (i) applying for and securing federal contracts, agreements, subsidies and other supports for the provision of Massachusetts fish; (ii) developing programs to supply Massachusetts fish to institutional purchasers such as food banks, educational institutions, correctional institutions and other public and private institutions; (iii) developing innovative consumer products based on available and sustainable supplies of fish and promoting and marketing such products; and (iv) developing processing, storage and distribution capacity to maximize the value derived from Massachusetts fish; and provided further, that any recipient of such a grant shall submit a report to the clerks of the senate and the house of representatives, who shall post it electronically in a publicly accessible manner, detailing: (a) the amount of a grant monies received; (b) the use of funds from such grant; (c) the results obtained through such funded activities, including, but not limited to, impacts on employment, revenue and profitability; (d) any recommendations for further action to strengthen the commonwealth's commercial fishing industry, increase the purchase of domestic fish products by public sector entities and increase public awareness of the availability and desirability of domestic fish products; and (e) any other relevant information.... $7,913,891

 

2330-0120........ For the division of marine fisheries, for a program to enhance and develop marine recreational fishing and related programs and activities, including the cost of equipment, maintenance and staff and the maintenance and updating of data...................... $843,170

 

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 may expend not more than $217,989 in revenues collected from federal Sport Fish Restoration Program funds and the sale of materials which promote marine recreational fishing; 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............................. $217,989

 

2330-0150........ For the operation and maintenance of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant, which may expend not more than $75,000 from revenues collected from fees generated by operations; provided, that not later than January 13, 2022, the division of marine fisheries 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; 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.............................. $75,000

 

2330-0199........ For conducting surveys to monitor and forecast the abundance of commercially-important invertebrate species in commonwealth waters, including a ventless lobster trap employing the services of contracted commercial lobster fishing vessels in the commonwealth; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may expend not more than $250,000 from revenues collected from fees generated by the sale of lobster permits; and provided further, that 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................... $250,000

 

2330-0300........ For the administration and operation of the recreational saltwater fishing permit program under section 17C of chapter 130 of the General Laws................................... $1,795,049

 

Marine Recreational Fisheries Development Fund …………100%

 

 

Department of Agricultural Resources.

The Governor reduced the following item and disapproved of certain wording 

2511-0100........ For the operation of the department of agricultural resources, including the division of administration, the integrated pest management program, the board of agriculture, the division of agricultural markets, the division of animal health, the division of agricultural conservation and technical assistance, the division of crop and pest services, including a program of laboratory services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the expenses of the pesticide board and agency costs associated with the administration of other boards, commissions and committees chaired by the department; provided, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Farm to School Project, LLC; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Food Trust Program established under section 65 of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $175,000 shall be expended for the apiary inspection program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for control efforts and monitoring of the spotted lanternfly; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended to enhance the Buy Local effort in western, central, northeastern and southeastern Massachusetts; provided further, that any buy local effort included in this item shall include locally-harvested seafood including, but not limited to, fish and shellfish; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the Natick Community Organic Farm, Inc., if matched by private donations, for the reconstruction of the historic barn which was destroyed in a fire in March 2021; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for Greenagers, Inc. teen and young adult environmental programming; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Medway Community Farm, Inc. for the development and maintenance of a community garden in the town of Medway; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a Saugus animal control vehicle; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the creation and operation of a commission consisting of the following members: the commissioner of environmental protection, or a designee, who shall serve as chair; the commissioner of agricultural resources, or a designee; the commissioner of public health, or a designee; the director of the division of fisheries and wildlife, or a designee; and a representative of a land trust or other group with expertise in invasive plant management, who shall be designated by the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture; provided further, that such commission shall conduct a scientific review of the potential impacts of glyphosate and its most common alternative herbicides on the environment and public health, including a review, undertaken in collaboration with the natural heritage and endangered species program, of the potential impacts of glyphosate and most common alternative herbicides on: (i) all species of plants and animals that have been determined to be endangered, threatened, or of special concern pursuant to chapter 131A of the General Laws; and (ii) all significant habitats designated pursuant to said chapter 131A; provided further, that the commission may expend any portion of its funds it deems necessary to enable the collaboration of the natural heritage and endangered species program; provided further, that the pesticide subcommittee established under section 3A of chapter 132B of the General Laws shall use said scientific review as part of an individual review conducted under 333 C.M.R. 8.03 to determine whether current uses of glyphosate pose unreasonable adverse effects to the environment, and whether current registered uses of glyphosate should be altered or suspended; provided further, that the department shall submit the results of both the scientific review and individual review to the joint committee on environment, natural resources and agriculture no later than December 31, 2021; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Waltham Fields Community Farm; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Homeless Animal Prevention and Care Fund; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended to Flats Mentor Farm for on-farm infrastructure development improvements; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Sustainable CAPE – Center for Agricultural Preservation & Education for a local food access, education and affordability program; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for costs to provide technical and financial assistance, including, but not limited to, facility improvements and staff training, to upgrade custom slaughter operations and exempt poultry operations to United States Department of Agriculture inspected operations.................................................................... $9,226,466 $9,176,466

 

2511-0103........ For the costs associated with agricultural oversight of hemp and cannabis.......... $959,016

 

Marijuana Regulation Fund................................... 100%

 

2511-0105........ For the purchase of supplemental foods for the emergency food assistance program within the Feeding America nationally-certified food bank system; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall reflect the Feeding America allocation formula in order to benefit the commonwealth’s 4 regional food banks; provided further, that the department of agricultural resources may assess an administrative charge not to exceed 2 per cent of the total appropriation in this item; provided further, that $1,000,000 shall be expended to the commonwealth’s 4 regional food banks for operating funds to distribute food for the Massachusetts emergency food assistance program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Food Link, Inc. to address food insecurity in the city of Woburn and the towns of Arlington, Billerica, Burlington and Lexington; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Bread of Life, Inc. for food insecurity programs and the purchase of equipment in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended to the Billerica Food Pantry in the town of Billerica; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Ashland Emergency Fund to provide services to families struggling with food insecurity in the town of Ashland; provided that $25,000 shall be expended for Margaret Fuller Neighborhood House, Inc. in the city of Cambridge for improvements to its food pantry and pandemic response; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for Harvest on Vine food pantry in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the food pantry run by the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul located behind Saint Joseph Church in the town of Lincoln; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to The Young Mens Christian Association of Attleborough serving the towns of Attleboro and Norton and its tenant partners to renovate the Sweet Community House in order to make its kitchen suitable for commercial use and capable of distributing hundreds of meals per week to area residents and to make the facility a hub for food security in the Greater Attleboro region; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Rachel’s Table in the city of Springfield to help alleviate hunger and reduce food waste; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, Inc. in Devens........................................................................ $30,515,000

 

2511-0107 ...... For the advancement of community food security and the protection of public access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to the Spanish American Center, Inc. in the city of Leominster for the purpose of expanding and supporting its mobile food pantry; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Growing Places Garden Project, Inc. in the city of Leominster for the purpose of expanding equitable access to healthy food and environmental sustainability through education, collaboration and advocacy; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Franklin Food Pantry, Incorporated building construction project in the city known as the town of Franklin; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the purpose of transitional services at Our Neighbor's Table, Inc. in the city of Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for The Pettengill House, Inc. in the town of Salisbury and the city of Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Food for Free Committee, Incorporated. in the Cambridge Weekend Backpack program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Coastal Foodshed Incorporated initiative in the greater New Bedford region to promote and grow the local food access economy and distribution channels for locally grown food; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be allocated for Grow Food Northampton, Inc. to combat food insecurity for children, families, seniors, the disabled and other vulnerable populations recovering from pandemic-related economic, medical and other stressors; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for Groundwork Lawrence, Inc. to support access to healthy food in the greater Lawrence region; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for Ministerio los Milagros de Jesus, Inc. also known as Food for the World Inc., in the city of Lawrence, to provide free access to nutritious food and related support services to low-income families and the homeless; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the United Way of Massachusetts Bay, Inc. and Merrimack Valley's Resilient Randolph Fund to provide resources for emergency assistance; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Rose's Bounty food pantry to help fulfill food insecurity needs for southwest Boston residents; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the Townsend Ecumenical Outreach, Inc. to acquire and maintain a van for the purposes of a mobile food pantry; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to Family Pantry of Cape Cod Corp.; provided further, not less than $35,000 shall be expended to the 501(c)(3) charity Westwood Community Chest to continue its mission of aiding families in need; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Healthy Waltham, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to Survival Centers, Inc. for the purpose of supporting and supplying its food pantry program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended to Eastie Farm, Inc. for the implementation of a community supported agriculture program to bring more Massachusetts-grown food to residents, stimulate the local economy and help address food insecurity exacerbated by the 2019 novel coronavirus; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to The South Boston Association of Nonprofits, Inc. to provide emergency support assistance and food access; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Open Door food pantry in Gloucester; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for facility and storage improvements to Our Daily Bread in the town of Mansfield; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no funds shall be transferred from this item to any other item of appropriation; and provided further, that funds shall be expended fully and on a schedule consistent with section 9B of chapter 29 of the General Laws.......................... $1,035,000

 

2511-3002........ For the integrated pest management program....................................................