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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

FY 2020 Budget FY 2020 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 41

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2020 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, 2019, 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, 2020.  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, 2020 are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for said fiscal year as set forth and authorized in sections 2, 2B and 2E. The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts from each such source by each such fund to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with the projected receipts set forth in this section, and include a full statement comparing such actual and projected receipts in the annual report for said fiscal year pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws. The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

Fiscal Year 2020 Revenue by Source and Budgeted Fund (in Millions)

FY2020 TAX REVENUES

           

Source

All Budgeted Funds*

General Fund

Commonwealth Transportation Fund

Other Budgeted Funds

 Stabilization Fund

Other Funds

Alcoholic Beverages

97.4

97.4

-  

-  

-  

                      

Cigarettes

506.6

506.6

-  

-  

-  

-  

Corporations

2,451.9

2,451.9

-  

-  

-  

-  

Deeds

393.8

393.8

-  

-  

-  

-  

Estate Inheritance

432.2

432.2

-  

-  

-  

-  

Financial Institutions

0.3

0.3

-  

-  

-  

-  

Income

17,299.0

17,298.7

-  

-  

0.3

-  

Insurance

476.9

476.9

-  

-  

-  

-  

Motor Fuels

847.7

-  

846.7

-  

-  

1.0

Public Utilities

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

-  

Room Occupancy

191.7

191.7

-  

-  

-  

-  

Sales - Regular

4,945.0

3,227.9

-  

-  

-  

1,717.2

Sales - Meals

1,281.5

1,281.5

-  

-  

-  

-  

Sales - Motor Vehicles

928.0

-  

605.8

-  

-  

322.3

Miscellaneous

16.0

16.0

-  

-  

-  

-  

 UI Surcharges

24.5

-  

-  

-  

-  

24.5

Total Tax Revenues

29,892.5

26,374.8

1,452.5

-  

0.3

2,064.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statutory Transfers

           

SBA Transfer

 (939.7)

-  

-  

-  

-  

 (939.7)

MBTA Transfer

(1,099.7)

-  

-  

                                      

-  

 (1,099.7)

Pension Transfer

(2,841.5)

(2,841.5)

-  

-  

-  

 

Workforce Training Fund Transfer

(24.5)

-  

-  

-  

-  

 (24.5)

Capital Gains to Stabilization Fund

(451.5)

 (451.5)

-  

-  

-  

 

Total Consensus Taxes for Budget

24,535.6

23,081.8

1,452.5

-  

0.3

1.0

             

FY2020 ADDITIONAL TAXES

           

Tax Settlements

100.0

100.0

-  

-  

-  

-  

Marijuana Taxes

132.5

33.1

-  

83.8

-  

15.6

Marijuana Tax Transfer

(15.6)

-  

-  

-  

-  

(15.6)

Sales Tax Marketplace

41.7

28.4

-  

-  

-  

13.3

Sales Tax Marketplace Transfer

(13.3)

-  

-  

-  

-  

 (13.3)

Short Term Rentals

27.5

27.5

-  

-  

-  

-  

Life Sciences

5.0

5.0

-  

-  

-  

-  

Other Tax Total

277.8

194.0

-  

83.8

-  

-  

TOTAL TAXES FOR BUDGET

24,813.4

23,275.8

1,452.5

83.8

0.3

1.0

             

Non-Tax Revenue

           

Federal Reimbursements

11,581.2

11,573.3

-  

-  

-  

7.9

Departmental Revenues

5,252.9

4,462.8

692.5

44.5

44.2

10.0

Consolidated Transfers

2,692.3

1,802.1

245.6

167.5

477.0

0.2

TOTAL NON-TAX REVENUE FOR

BUDGET

19,526.4

17,837.2

938.1

211.9

521.2

18.1

FY2020 Grand Total

44,339.8

41,113.0

2,390.6

295.7

521.5

19.1

 

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

$2,271,764

$0

$2,271,764

$0

Committee for Public Counsel

$0

$5,385,400

$0

$5,385,400

$0

Appeals Court

$0

$323,818

$0

$323,818

$0

Trial Court

$0

$80,314,604

$0

$80,314,604

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$88,295,586

$0

$88,295,586

$0

District Attorneys

         

Berkshire District Attorney

$0

$504

$0

$504

$0

Worcester District Attorney

$0

$1,000

$0

$1,000

$0

Norfolk District Attorney

$0

$433

$0

$433

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$1,937

$0

$1,937

$0

Secretary of the Commonwealth

         

Secretary of the Commonwealth

$0

$250,765,931

$0

$250,750,931

$15,000

TOTAL:

$0

$250,765,931

$0

$250,750,931

$15,000

Treasurer and Receiver-General

         

Office of the Treasurer

$0

$442,212,844

$267,451,393

$689,416,237

$20,248,000

Cultural Commission

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

State Lottery Commission

$0

$9,300

$1,142,551,736

$1,142,561,036

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$442,222,144

$1,410,003,129

$1,831,977,273

$20,248,000

Attorney General

         

Office of the Attorney General

$4,426,908

$51,430,859

$0

$50,857,767

$5,000,000

TOTAL:

$4,426,908

$51,430,859

$0

$50,857,767

$5,000,000

Inspector General

         

Office of the Inspector General

$0

$975,000

$0

$0

$975,000

TOTAL:

$0

$975,000

$0

$0

$975,000

Office of Campaign and Political Finance

         

Office of Campaign and Political Finance

$0

$260,550

$0

$260,550

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$260,550

$0

$260,550

$0

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

         

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

$3,698,400

$334,600

$0

$3,000

$4,030,000

TOTAL:

$3,698,400

$334,600

$0

$3,000

$4,030,000

State Ethics Commission

         

State Ethics Commission

$0

$30,000

$0

$30,000

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$30,000

$0

$30,000

$0

Office of the State Comptroller

         

Office of the State Comptroller

$11,739

$9,067,027

$741,216,135

$750,294,901

$0

TOTAL:

$11,739

$9,067,027

$741,216,135

$750,294,901

$0

Cannabis Control Commission

         

Cannabis Control Commission

$0

$14,468,600

$0

$14,468,600

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$14,468,600

$0

$14,468,600

$0

Executive Office for Administration and Finance

         

Secretary of Administration and Finance

$0

$63,692,636

$12,177,421

$75,870,057

$0

Division of Capital Asset Management & Maintenance

$0

$43,930,999

$0

$33,285,867

$10,645,132

Bureau of State Office Buildings

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Civil Service Commission

$0

$10,599

$0

$10,599

$0

Group Insurance Commission

$0

$852,080,407

$299,387,914

$1,149,271,576

$2,196,745

Division of Administrative Law Appeals

$0

$2,000

$0

$2,000

$0

Department of Revenue

$49,055,194

$162,325,469

$0

$204,750,112

$6,630,551

Appellate Tax Board

$0

$1,604,750

$0

$1,204,750

$400,000

Human Resources Division

$0

$2,511,399

$0

$100

$2,511,299

Operational Services Division

$0

$17,142,092

$0

$5,517,868

$11,624,224

Information Technology Division

$0

$2,383,931

$350,000

$0

$2,733,931

Massachusetts Gaming Commission

$0

$0

$167,417,013

$167,417,013

$0

TOTAL:

$49,055,194

$1,145,684,282

$479,332,348

$1,637,329,942

$36,741,882

Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

         

Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

$0

$5,232,312

$0

$4,662,312

$570,000

Department of Environmental Protection

$0

$34,549,102

$0

$28,190,312

$6,358,790

Department of Fish and Game

$7,900,000

$11,178,209

$190,000

$18,725,220

$542,989

Department of Agricultural Resources

$0

$6,711,665

$0

$6,711,665

$0

Department of Conservation and Recreation

$0

$32,250,000

$0

$6,450,000

$25,800,000

Department of Public Utilities

$0

$27,942,231

$0

$27,942,231

$0

Department of Energy Resources

$0

$5,125,535

$0

$5,125,535

$0

TOTAL:

$7,900,000

$122,989,054

$190,000

$97,807,275

$33,271,779

Executive Office of Health and Human Services

         

Department of Veterans' Services

$0

$705,000

$0

$15,000

$690,000

Secretary of Health and Human Services

$9,272,042,233

$1,710,889,309

$1,000,000

$10,687,181,542

$296,750,000

Division of Health Care Finance and Policy

$0

$32,447,990

$0

$32,047,990

$400,000

Health Policy Commission

$0

$10,388,000

$0

$10,388,000

$0

Mass Commission for the Blind

$4,717,256

$7,500

$0

$4,724,756

$0

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

$6,681,690

$30,000

$0

$6,711,690

$0

Mass Commission for the Deaf

$174,569

$3,500

$0

$178,069

$0

Chelsea Soldiers' Home

$8,748,827

$2,191,028

$0

$10,339,855

$600,000

Holyoke Soldiers' Home

$11,704,607

$4,276,510

$0

$14,623,407

$1,357,710

Department of Youth Services

$5,483,934

$130,000

$0

$5,613,934

$0

Department of Transitional Assistance

$449,117,306

$26,311,261

$0

$475,428,567

$0

Department of Public Health

$171,054,446

$80,368,323

$1,000,000

$132,576,814

$119,845,955

Department of Children and Families

$265,261,034

$9,643,505

$0

$270,149,686

$4,754,853

Department of Mental Health

$152,343,524

$4,547,963

$0

$156,266,487

$625,000

Department of Developmental Services

$791,744,013

$6,265,937

$0

$798,009,950

$0

Department of Elder Affairs

$112,484,694

$1,267,375

$0

$113,752,069

$0

TOTAL:

$11,251,558,133

$1,889,473,201

$2,000,000

$12,718,007,816

$425,023,518

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

         

Massachusetts Department of Transportation

$0

$630,826,262

$32,317,817

$663,144,079

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$630,826,262

$32,317,817

$663,144,079

$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

$3,484,929

$1,872,732

$2,936,170

$2,421,491

Office of Business Development

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation

$0

$1,850,500

$0

$1,350,500

$500,000

Division of Banks

$0

$34,905,119

$0

$32,055,119

$2,850,000

Division of Insurance

$0

$111,090,869

$0

$111,090,869

$0

Division of Professional Licensure

$0

$46,417,063

$0

$30,790,734

$15,626,329

Division of Standards

$0

$2,567,803

$0

$2,009,385

$558,418

Department of Telecommunications and Cable

$0

$5,201,013

$0

$5,201,013

$0

TOTAL:

$0

$205,517,296

$1,872,732

$185,433,790

$21,956,238

Executive Office of Labor & Workforce Development

         

Department of Labor Relations

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Labor and Workforce Development

$0

$72,431,713

$20,003,000

$92,021,416

$413,297

TOTAL:

$0

$72,431,713

$20,003,000

$92,021,416

$413,297

Executive Office of Education

         

Department of Early Education and Care

$229,651,550

$1,404,587

$0

$230,894,244

$161,893

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

$0

$7,393,000

$0

$5,093,000

$2,300,000

Department of Higher Education

$0

$700,000

$0

$700,000

$0

University of Massachusetts

$0

$144,440,965

$0

$144,440,965

$0

Bridgewater State College

$0

$80,000

$0

$80,000

$0

Fitchburg State College

$0

$674,450

$0

$674,450

$0

Framingham State College

$0

$250,000

$0

$250,000

$0

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

$0

$200,000

$0

$200,000

$0

Salem State College

$0

$973,440

$0

$973,440

$0

Westfield State College

$0

$200,000

$0

$200,000

$0

Worcester State College

$0

$550,000

$0

$550,000

$0

Massachusetts College of Art

$0

$61,346

$0

$61,346

$0

Massachusetts Maritime Academy

$0

$1,018

$0

$1,018

$0

Berkshire Community College

$0

$136,500

$0

$136,500

$0

Bristol Community College

$0

$409,000

$0

$409,000

$0

Cape Cod Community College

$0

$330,078

$0

$330,078

$0

Greenfield Community College

$0

$67,000

$0

$67,000

$0

Holyoke Community College

$0

$288,242

$0

$288,242

$0

Mass Bay Community College

$0

$487,000

$0

$487,000

$0

Massasoit Community College

$0

$425,000

$0

$425,000

$0

Mount Wachusett Community College

$0

$285,000

$0

$285,000

$0

Northern Essex Community College

$0

$205,000

$0

$205,000

$0

North Shore Community College

$0

$31,087

$0

$31,087

$0

Quinsigamond Community College

$0

$241,554

$0

$241,554

$0

Springfield Technical Community College

$0

$297,880

$0

$297,880

$0

Roxbury Community College

$0

$529,843

$0

$0

$529,843

Middlesex Community College

$0

$281,156

$0

$281,156

$0

Bunker Hill Community College

$0

$100,000

$0

$100,000

$0

TOTAL:

$229,651,550

$161,043,146

$0

$387,702,960

$2,991,736

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

         

Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

$0

$2,200,000

$0

$2,200,000

$0

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

$0

$6,005,153

$0

$5,153

$6,000,000

Criminal History Systems Board

$0

$13,738,019

$0

$10,238,019

$3,500,000

Criminal Justice Training Council

$0

$1,801,000

$0

$1,000

$1,800,000

Department of State Police

$2,095,922

$80,486,000

$0

$626,000

$81,955,922

Department of Public Safety

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Department of Fire Services

$0

$44,582,750

$0

$42,374,250

$2,208,500

Military Division

$0

$400,000

$0

$0

$400,000

Emergency Management Agency

$1,500,000

$507,906

$0

$2,007,906

$0

Department of Corrections

$1,075,000

$8,798,103

$5,401,897

$1,075,000

$14,200,000

Parole Board

$0

$240,000

$0

$240,000

$0

TOTAL:

$4,670,922

$158,758,931

$5,401,897

$58,767,328

$110,064,422

Sheriffs

         

Sheriff's Department Hampden

$540,000

$3,091,832

$0

$640,500

$2,991,332

Sheriff's Department Worcester

$84,600

$26,532

$0

$111,132

$0

Sheriff's Department Middlesex

$80,000

$269,000

$0

$174,000

$175,000

Sheriff's Department Franklin

$1,816,000

$59,000

$0

$1,875,000

$0

Sheriff's Department Hampshire

$115,000

$191,852

$0

$139,500

$167,352

Sheriff's Department Essex

$257,500

$575,532

$0

$833,032

$0

Sheriff's Department Berkshire

$22,000

$407,000

$0

$29,000

$400,000

Sheriff's Department Association

$0

$0

$0

$0

$0

Sheriff's Department Barnstable

$0

$2,444,724

$0

$44,724

$2,400,000

Sheriff's Department Bristol

$7,500,000

$0

$0

$7,500,000

$0

Sheriff's Department Dukes

$0

$200,000

$0

$0

$200,000

Sheriff's Department Norfolk

$1,181,871

$375,000

$0

$1,181,871

$375,000

Sheriff's Department Plymouth

$12,000,000

$300,000

$0

$12,000,000

$300,000

Sheriff's Department Suffolk

$6,630,000

$374,000

$0

$7,004,000

$0

TOTAL:

$30,226,971

$8,314,472

$0

$31,532,759

$7,008,684

Total Non-Tax Revenue  :

$11,581,199,817

$5,252,892,590

$2,692,337,058

$18,858,689,909

$667,739,556

 

 

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.......................................................................... $9,960,064

 

0320-0010........ For the operation of the clerk’s office of the supreme judicial court for Suffolk county $1,794,445

 

0321-0001........ For the operation of the commission on judicial conduct.................................... $907,682

 

0321-0100........ For the services of the board of bar examiners............................................... $1,695,303

 

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 not later than September 3, 2019 the committee shall submit a report to the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means including, but not limited to, the expected surplus or deficiency of items 0321-1500, 0321-1510 and 0321-1520 for fiscal year 2020; 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 November 1, 2019 and March 2, 2020, the committee shall submit reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means in a cumulative manner and compared with data from the current period to the previous 3 fiscal years; and provided further, that the reports 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 month, 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 3 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;  (xiv) the staffing efficiencies that have been achieved; and (xv) the total savings associated with the 20 per cent public defender representation mandate compared to the previous 25 per cent public defender representation mandate...................................................... $70,047,321

 

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 before fiscal year 2020.............................. $142,985,367

 

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 2020................................................................ $23,841,525

 

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 3, 2020, the corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means using the most recent 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; and 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...................................................................................... $24,000,000

 

Mental Health Legal Advisors.

 

0321-2000........ For the operation of the mental health legal advisors committee and for certain programs for the indigent mentally ill established under section 34E of chapter 221 of the General Laws........................................................................................................... $1,866,504

 

Prisoners’ Legal Services.

 

0321-2100........ For the expenses of Prisoners’ Legal Services............................................... $2,026,531

 

Social Law Library.

 

0321-2205........ For the expenses of the social law library located in Suffolk county.................. $2,344,147

 

Appeals Court.

 

0322-0100........ For the appeals court, including the salaries, traveling allowances and expenses of the chief justice, recall justices and associate justices......................................... $13,752,595

 

Trial Court.

 

0330-0101........ For the salaries of the justices of the 7 departments of the trial court.............. $74,178,215

 

0330-0300........ For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court nonemployee services, dental and vision health plan agreements, 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 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 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 recommend methods to remove those barriers to guarantee provision of competent representation and inclusive practices in every courtroom in the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided for the community outreach clinics and pro bono activities of the University of Massachusetts School of Law; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for transportation expenses for participants in the Taunton District Drug Court program; provided further, than not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the family resolutions specialty court at the probate and family court department of Hampshire county; provided further, that not less than $1,500,000 shall be expended to maintain the fiscal year 2019 rate increases for juvenile court investigators; provided further, that funds may be expended to provide information and assistance to self-represented litigants; provided further, that the trial court shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on revenues collected in the trial court; provided further, that 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 not later than February 3, 2020,  the court administrator shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, 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: (a) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year; and (b) has 30 years of total creditable service to the commonwealth, as defined in chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided further, that the trial court shall submit a report not later than January 3, 2020 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 not later than January 31, 2020, the trial court, in collaboration with the division of capital asset management and maintenance, shall submit a report to the secretary of administration and finance, the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on the judiciary that shall include, but not be limited to, a summary of all expenditures for the study, design, renovation or  reconstruction of court facilities between fiscal year 1999 and fiscal year 2019, inclusive, delineated by county; 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, the following: (1) the amount of money transferred from any item of appropriation; (2) the line item number of the appropriation making the transfer; (3) the line item number of the appropriation receiving the transfer; and (4) the reason for the necessity of the transfer...................................... $259,729,713

 

0330-0344........ For the continued administration and transportation costs associated with a veterans court program and study first established under section 33 of chapter 62 of the acts of 2014.............................................................................................................. $184,264

 

0330-0410         For the implementation of alternative dispute resolution programming............. $1,082,273

 

0330-0441........ For permanency mediation services in the probate and juvenile courts............... $250,000

 

0330-0500........ For the use of videoteleconferencing 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 2020 as selected in fiscal year 2019 to monitor program fidelity and design, to implement the model and to 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 the office of the commissioner of probation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 16, 2020, that shall include but not be limited to, any relevant data on participants and outcomes................................................................ $1,468,998

 

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; provided further, that not later than April 1, 2020, 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 that 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..................................................................... $6,485,245

 

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 2, 2020, 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.......................... $200,000

 

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 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 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 June 1, 2020, each agency 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 2, 2020, the department of correction shall submit a report on participation, completion and recidivism rates 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; 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 or, 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 county 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 2, 2020, copies of these reports 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 2, 2020, 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 2020 compared to prior fiscal years; and (iii) average length of delays in fiscal year 2020 compared to prior fiscal years; provided further, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended to evaluate the caseload of parole and probation officers, hire new officers accordingly and expand programs and services at community corrections centers; provided further, that not less than $1,200,000 shall be expended for a transitional youth early intervention probation pilot program to be administered by 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 $3,075,000 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................................................................... $5,562,500

 

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........................................................................................... $34,898,168

 

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............................................................ $72,276,247

 

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.... $34,340,235

 

Land Court Department.

 

0334-0001........ For the operation of the land court department............................................... $4,324,364

 

Boston Municipal Court Department.

 

0335-0001........ For the operation of the Boston municipal court department.......................... $14,902,652

 

Housing Court Department.

 

0336-0002........ For the operation of the housing court department........................................ $10,165,740

 

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 $250,000 shall be expended for the Worcester county court-appointed special advocates program; provided further, that not less than $112,000 shall be expended for the Franklin and Hampshire county court-appointed special advocates program; provided further, that not less than $175,989 shall be expended for the Hampden county court-appointed special advocates program; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for the Essex county court-appointed special advocates program; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Boston court-appointed special advocates program; and provided further, that not less than $53,995 shall be expended for the Berkshire county court-appointed special advocates program..................................................................................... $22,984,763

 

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 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, 2019, 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; (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................................................ $163,055,581

 

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 2, 2020, 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 county 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 under section 1 of chapter 211F of the General Laws, to any person released from incarceration including, but not limited to, any probationer or parolee.......................................................................... $24,757,292

 

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 serving 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 13, 2020, 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.......................... $350,000

 

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 these 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 citizens returning from incarceration; and provided further, that not later than March 2, 2020, the department 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 $4,500,000

 

Office of the Jury Commissioner.

 

0339-2100........ For the office of the jury commissioner under chapter 234A of the General Laws $3,097,943

 

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 $56,000............... $22,425,616

 

0340-0198........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Suffolk district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $379,537

 

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 $56,000................................................... $18,893,167

 

0340-0298........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Middlesex district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $562,384

 

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 $56,000................................................... $11,253,914

 

0340-0398........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Eastern district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $540,272

 

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 $56,000................................................... $12,372,122

 

0340-0498........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Worcester district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $450,247

 

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 $56,000................................................... $12,059,519

 

0340-0598........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Hampden district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $370,106

 

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 $56,000........................... $7,801,536

 

0340-0698........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Northwestern district attorney’s office............................................................................................... $320,396

 

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 $56,000................................................... $11,027,852

 

0340-0798........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Norfolk district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $465,281

 

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 $56,000..................................................... $9,982,140

 

0340-0898........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Plymouth district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $467,825

 

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 $56,000................................................... $10,555,411

 

0340-0998........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Bristol district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $497,086

 

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 $56,000........................................ $5,024,148

 

0340-1098........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Cape and Islands district attorney’s office............................................................................................... $303,504

 

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 $56,000................................................................ $4,645,689

 

0340-1198........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the Berkshire district attorney’s office.............................................................................................................. $247,415

 

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 said 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 for the purpose of administering a drug diversion program or an education program; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be distributed to any 1 district attorney’s office for such purpose;  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 such services shall not be denied access to the program based on the inability to pay; provided further, that not less than 60 days before 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.................................. $495,000

 

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 16, 2020, the 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 15, 2020, 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 the 11 district attorneys’ offices with an agreed-upon template for the report to be filled out; provided further, that the district attorneys’ offices shall submit the report in a standard electronic format; provided further, that the template shall include, delineated by charge type: (a) the number of criminal cases initiated by arraignment in each department of the trial court; (b) the number of criminal cases disposed 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 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................................................................... $2,200,161

 

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 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

 

0340-6653........ For increases in the annual salaries of assistant district attorneys; provided, that the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall transfer funds to the AA object class in each of the 11 district attorneys’ offices so that the resulting minimum annual salary for an assistant district attorney shall be not less than $56,000 per year; provided further, that salary increases shall not take effect until January 1, 2020; provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to the distribution of funds, the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of the: (i) amount to be distributed to each district attorneys’ office; (ii) reason behind the distribution; (iii) number of assistant district attorneys from each office who will receive funds from this item; and (iv) resulting salaries of the assistant district attorneys who will receive funds from this item; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended on the administrative costs of the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association.................................................................................................. $3,000,000

 

0340-8908........ For the costs associated with maintaining the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association’s wide area network.................................................................... $1,795,282

 

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 accounts where the amounts otherwise available may be insufficient; provided further, that funds may be expended for the governor’s commission on intellectual disability; provided further, that funds may be expended for the governor’s development coordinating council; and provided further, that the advisory council on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, established in section 379 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998, shall continue during fiscal year 2020................................... $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........................................................................... $6,669,269

 

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 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......................... $2,750,000

 

0511-0271........ For a statewide competitive grant program for the purpose of ensuring a complete and accurate count in the 2020 census; provided, that the grant program shall be known as the Complete Count grant program; provided further, that the grant program shall be administered by the secretary of the commonwealth through a competitive request for proposals, which shall support outreach efforts in communities that are at significant risk of being undercounted; provided further, that the entities eligible to apply for the grant shall include: (i) nonprofit organizations that demonstrate direct access to hard-to-count populations through media, mailings, canvassing, phone banking, or public forums, (ii) publicly funded organizations that provide direct service to hard-to-count populations, including but not limited to, public libraries, workforce centers, community-based health centers, and homeless shelters; provided further, that eligible outreach and education activities shall include but not be limited to: (a) conducting outreach to hard-to-count populations through media, mailings, canvassing, phone banking, or public forums, (b) disseminating information at key service centers and access points in the community, and (c) tailored outreach and support to homeless populations, households with limited English, immigrant communities, and individuals with difficulty accessing the internet or otherwise completing the form; provided further, that, in making awards, the secretary shall ensure, to the maximum extent practicable: (1) proportionate funding based on the distribution of hard-to-count communities across the commonwealth, and (2) targeted investments in areas with no federal area census office; provided further, that the highest priority is given to proposals which (A) demonstrate a track record of success in serving individuals in historically hard-to-count communities, (B) identify solutions that directly address barriers to a complete count on 2020, including but not limited to: usability of the digital platform, impacts of a federal citizenship question, and reduced federal resources, and (C) tailor outreach efforts to engage historically underserved populations; provided further, that the total grant to a single recipient shall not exceed 10 per cent of the total available; provided further, that the secretary shall provide technical assistance to eligible entities in the application process; provided further, that the secretary may use not more than 5 per cent of the total appropriation for necessary administrative costs reasonably related to grant administration; provided further, that the secretary shall develop guidelines which outline periodic reporting requirements for grantees, including semi-annual and final reports; provided further, that the secretary shall file both a preliminary and a final report on the efficacy of the grant programs, which shall outline key accomplishments and estimated impact of the awarded funds; and provided further, that the preliminary report shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means and with the joint committee on election laws not later than 3 months after the awarding of the funds, and the final report within 6 months of the completion of all grant activities...................................................................................................... $2,500,000

 

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 $8,176,324

 

0521-0001........ For the operation of the central voter registration computer system; provided, that not later than February 28, 2020, the secretary of the commonwealth shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing voter registration activity......................................................................................................... $6,407,994

 

0524-0000........ For providing information to voters................................................................... $392,738

 

0526-0100........ For the operation of the Massachusetts historical commission........................... $942,051

 

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; provided, that $25,000 shall be expended for community and bilingual community outreach within the towns of Andover and North Andover and the cities of Lawrence and Methuen........................... $1,301,783

 

0540-1000........ For the registry of deeds located in the city of Salem...................................... $2,898,845

 

0540-1100........ For the registry of deeds located in the county of Franklin.................................. $635,443

 

0540-1200........ For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampden............................ $1,808,425

 

0540-1300........ For the registry of deeds located in the county of Hampshire............................. $809,004

 

0540-1400........ For the registry of deeds located in the city of Lowell...................................... $1,206,559

 

0540-1500........ For the registry of deeds located in the city of Cambridge............................... $3,325,303

 

0540-1600........ For the registry of deeds located in the town of Adams...................................... $273,981

 

0540-1700........ For the registry of deeds located in the city of Pittsfield...................................... $471,933

 

0540-1800........ For the registry of deeds located in the town of Great Barrington........................ $232,774

 

0540-1900........ For the registry of deeds located in the county of Suffolk................................. $2,180,002

 

0540-2000........ For the registry of deeds located in the city of Fitchburg..................................... $699,442

 

0540-2100........ For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester................................ $2,277,753

 

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.................. $11,011,105

 

0610-0010........ For the office of economic empowerment; provided, that not less than $70,000 shall be expended for the costs associated with changes to the department of public health birth certificate form; and provided further, that not less than $60,000  shall be expended for Budget Buddies, Inc. in the town of Chelmsford to operate a program that mentors and teaches financial literacy to low-income women throughout the Merrimack Valley region $734,351

 

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 federal 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.. $4,480,041

 

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 federal 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 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 $205,000 for costs incurred in the administration of these payments................ $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 authorized 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 in section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws to the General Fund.......................................................................................................... $86,495,868

 

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 in 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, 2020, 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, as established in section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, to the General Fund......................................................... $4,500,000

 

0640-0096........ For the commonwealth’s fiscal year 2020 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 in section 35 of chapter 10 of the General Laws, to the General Fund $473,616

 

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 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, 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; provided further, that the council’s appointed governing board shall establish spending guidelines ensuring that public funds provided to the council are spent in a manner consistent with other state agencies and quasi-public agencies, including, but not limited to, the use of vehicles, the cost of travel and the purchase of meals by council staff and management; provided further, that in developing these guidelines, the council’s appointed governing board shall consult with the state ethics commission, the comptroller of the commonwealth, and other entities with relevant expertise to ensure the guidelines are based on best practices for governmental and quasi-governmental spending; provided further, that the guidelines shall include, at minimum, provisions that ensure pre-approval by the board for all out-of-state travel and associated travel budgets by council employees; provided further, that not later than October 1, 2019, the council shall submit its board-approved fiscal year 2020 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; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for facility accessibility improvements for Follow Your Art Community Studios, Inc. in Melrose; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to CDVN Vietnamese-American Community of Massachusetts to support the Vietnamese-American community; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for Hispanic week to help showcase Hispanic culture in the Merrimack valley and across the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the Spanish American Center, Inc. in the city of Leominster for the purposes of continuing to support and promote cultural enrichment and the betterment of the Spanish-American community and others in the city of Leominster and surrounding communities; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to United Hmong of Massachusetts, Inc. in the city of Gardner for the purposes of continuing to support the Hmong-American community in Massachusetts; and provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to City Mosaic, Inc. for the Sterns square mural restoration in the city of Springfield..................... $18,180,000

 

Debt Service.

 

0699-0005........ For the state treasurer, who may retain and expend not more than $20,000,000 in fiscal year 2020 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....................................................................................... $20,000,000

 

0699-0014........ For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness incurred under chapter 233 of the acts of 2008 for financing the accelerated bridge program $209,681,676

 

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, 2020 from this item to items 0699-9100, 0699-2005 and 0699-0014 or from items 0699-9100, 0699-2005 and 0699-0014 to this item which would otherwise have insufficient amounts to meet debt service obligations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2020; 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 general or special law to the contrary or other provisions of this item, the comptroller may charge the payments authorized in the item to the appropriate budgetary or other fund subject to a plan which the comptroller shall file not less than 10 days in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means $2,233,761,084

 

General Fund.................................................... 48.00%

Commonwealth Transportation Fund.................. 52.00%

 

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 $69,956,237

 

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 section 148 of the 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 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, 2020 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 $16,117,044

 

0710-0100........ For the operation of the division of local mandates............................................ $369,026

 

0710-0200........ For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the office shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections..................................................................... $1,872,092

 

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 14, 2020,  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....................................................................................... $1,234,674

 

0710-0300........ For costs related to the use of data analytic techniques to identify fraud by the bureau of special investigations...................................................................................... $478,535

 

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; and provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004, indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim........................................................................................ $26,586,322

 

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; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Women Survivors of Homicide Movement, Inc. to support victims of homicide spa therapy programming; 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.......... $2,349,061

 

0810-0013........ For the office of the attorney general which may expend for a false claims program not more than $3,250,000 from retained revenues collected from enforcement of the false claims law; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system........................................................................................ $3,250,000

 

0810-0014........ For the operation of the department of public utilities proceedings unit within the office of the attorney general under section 11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed under said section 11E of said chapter 12 shall equal the amount expended from this item and the associated fringe benefits costs for personnel paid from this item; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the expenses of legal and technical personnel and associated administrative and travel expenses relative to participation in regulatory proceedings at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on behalf of Massachusetts ratepayers................................................................................................... $2,519,632

 

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 $250,000 from retained 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 the Clean Water Act, 33 U.S.C. 1251 et seq., and the Clean Air Act, 42 U.S.C. 7401 et seq.; 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 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.......................................................................................... $250,000

 

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 non-management position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws; 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 2, 2020, 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.................................................. $4,986,985

 

0810-0061........ For the purpose of funding existing and future litigation devoted to obtaining significant recoveries for the commonwealth.................................................................. $2,631,645

 

0810-0098........ For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general; provided, that other costs associated with said officers shall not be funded from this item; and provided further, that expenditures shall not be made on or after the effective date of this item which would cause the commonwealth’s obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item..................................................... $450,000

 

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...... $1,469,594

 

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......................................... $447,210

 

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................................................................................................. $292,494

 

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................................................................. $442,364

 

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 3, 2020, 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; 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 town of Franklin; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford police department to support the Opioid Task Force program..................................................................... $1,918,000

 

0810-1206........ For the office of the attorney general, which may expend for a civil penalties revolving fund an amount not to exceed $1,500,000 from revenues collected from enforcement of civil law; provided, that 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 $1,500,000

 

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 training programs for victim witness advocates in district attorneys’ offices; provided further, that the board shall submit a comprehensive report compiled from the information required of and submitted to the office by the registry of motor vehicles and the state treasurer relative to the collection of assessments for the previous calendar year under section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws; and provided further, that not later than February 17, 2020, the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means................................... $1,007,790

 

0840-0101........ For the salaries and administration of the SAFEPLAN advocacy program to be administered by the Massachusetts office of victim assistance; provided, that not later than February 28 2020, 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 2019............................................................................................................ $1,265,363

 

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

 

0900-0100........ For the operation of the state ethics commission............................................ $2,391,848

 

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.

 

0910-0200........ For the operation of the office of the inspector general.................................... $3,332,410

 

0910-0210........ For the office of the inspector general, which may expend revenues collected up to $975,000 from the fees charged to participants in the Massachusetts public purchasing official certification program and the certified public manager program for the operation of such programs; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating 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.......................................................................................... $975,000

 

0910-0220........ For the operation of the bureau of program integrity established under section 16V of chapter 6A of the General Laws....................................................................... $540,765

 

0910-0300........ For the operation of the internal special audit unit established under section 9 of chapter 6C of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $512,479 shall be expended for the internal audit unit established under section 9 of chapter 6C of the General Laws; and provided further, that not less than $325,000 shall be expended for the internal audit unit established under section 72 of chapter 22C of the General Laws...................... $837,479

 

OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN AND POLITICAL FINANCE.

 

0920-0300........ For the operation of the office of campaign and political finance...................... $1,812,713

 

OFFICE OF THE CHILD ADVOCATE.

 

0930-0100........ For the operation of the office of the child advocate; provided, 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, including but not limited to access to social services, mental health and behavioral health resources; and provided further, that not less than $225,000 shall be expended for the establishment of the Worcester Trauma and Resilience Collaborative to educate young people in the city of Worcester who have experienced adverse childhood experiences $1,762,000

 

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 February 28, 2020, 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 2019; and (iv) number of cases closed by the commission in fiscal year 2019; provided further, that funds made available in this item shall be in addition to funds available in item 0940-0101; and provided further, that all nonclerical positions shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws................................................. $4,047,794

 

0940-0101         For the Massachusetts commission against discrimination, which may expend not more than $3,620,000 in revenues from fees and federal reimbursements received for the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development fair housing programs and the United States Equal Employment Opportunity programs during fiscal year 2020 and for federal reimbursements received for these and other programs in prior fiscal years; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commission may also expend revenues generated through the collection of fees and costs so authorized; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system......................................................... $3,620,000

 

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 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

 

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN.

 

0950-0000........ For the commission on the status of women..................................................... $198,191

 

COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN.

 

0950-0030........ For the commission on the status of grandparents raising grandchildren............. $113,994

 

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

 

Commission on the status of asian americans.

 

0950-0080........ For the commission on the status of citizens of Asian and Pacific Islander descent under section 68 of chapter 3 of the General Laws..................................................... $150,000

 

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

 

1000-0001........ For the office of the state 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 commonwealth business, fiscal and administrative enterprises and to mitigate the risk of fraud, waste and abuse of commonwealth 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 the purpose of 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..................................... $9,152,761

 

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

 

1070-0841........ For the implementation of section 51 of chapter 55 of the acts of 2017............ $1,000,000

 

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

 

1070-0842........ For the cannabis control commission’s oversight of the medical marijuana industry $3,266,981

 

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; provided, that the secretary shall provide biannual reports, the first of which shall be submitted not later than August 1, 2019 and the second of which shall be submitted not later than January 31, 2020, 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 report 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 report 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.. $3,246,533

 

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......................... $369,271

 

1100-1700........ For the provision of information technology services within the executive office for administration and finance.......................................................................... $26,734,065

 

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 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, 2019, the office shall report its fiscal year 2019 actuals, fiscal year 2020 actuals and forecasts and fiscal year 2021 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 January 15, 2020 and March 16, 2020, 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, including the cost of utilities and associated contracts for properties managed by the division of capital asset management and maintenance........................................................................................ $11,458,313

 

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 $10,345,132 in revenues collected from rentals, commissions, fees and any other sources pertaining to the operations of said facilities; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system....................................................................................................... $10,345,132

 

1102-3232........ For the division of capital asset management and maintenance; provided, that the division may expend not more than $300,000 from revenues received from application fees charged in conjunction with the certification of contractors and subcontractors under section 44D of chapter 149 of the General Laws; provided further, that only expenses, including staffing, incurred to implement and operate the certification program shall be funded from this item; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system......................................................................... $300,000

 

Bureau of the State House.

 

1102-1128........ For state house accessibility coordination, including communications access to public hearings and meetings; provided, that access shall include interpreter services for the deaf and hard of hearing.................................................................................. $144,685

 

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............................. $3,337,539

 

1102-3400........ For security operations at the bureau of the state house.................................... $100,000

 

Office on Disability.

 

1107-2400........ For the Massachusetts office on disability......................................................... $772,855

 

DISABLED PERSONS PROTECTION COMMISSION.

 

1107-2501........ For the disabled persons protection commission; provided, that the commission shall facilitate compliance by the department of mental health and the department of developmental services with uniform investigative standards; provided further, that 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: (i) the number of substantiated claims; (ii) the number of unsubstantiated claims; and (iii) the number of false claims reported as a result of intentional and malicious action; provided further, that not later than December 2, 2019, the commission shall issue a report detailing staffing changes and planned staffing changes from fiscal year 2018 through fiscal year 2020, and analyzing the effect of those changes on operational efficiency and caseload reduction; provided further, that the commission shall identify any remaining staffing needs within the agency, or support needs from other state agencies, necessary to reduce or eliminate backlogs and estimate the cost of those needs; provided further, that the commission shall collaborate with the state police to review the adequacy of state police support for the commission’s work and any backlog or waitlist in the cases handled by the state police at the agency; provided further, that said report 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................................................................................ $4,884,207

 

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 $479,155

 

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 commission shall provide quarterly reports, with the first report no later than September 30, 2019, 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 line 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.............................................................................................. $4,304,492

 

1108-5200........ For the commonwealth’s share of the group insurance premium and plan costs incurred in fiscal year 2020; provided, that funds may be expended in 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 2020 and any unexpended balance in this item shall revert to the General Fund on June 30, 2020; 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 retired and active 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 2, 2020, the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on: 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 2019; (iv) a comparison of the cost and premium impact of incorporating elderly retired governmental employees and retired municipal teachers previously belonging to Pool 2; (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; and (x) the cost of the commonwealth’s projected share of premiums for the next fiscal year............................................................. $1,718,290,037

 

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 $2,196,745 from revenue received from administrative fees associated with providing municipal health insurance coverage under said section 19 of said chapter 32B; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system $2,196,745

 

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 commission for the benefits............................................................................................. $8,515,911

 

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............................................................................................... $1,203,139

 

George Fingold Library.

 

1120-4005........ For the administration of the George Fingold Library......................................... $964,315

 

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 to the general court access to the municipal data bank; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item shall be positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis, beginning not earlier than December 1 and ending not later than November 30; provided further, that funds shall be expended on the department’s tax expenditure review established under section 14 of chapter 14 of the General Laws; 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; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 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 $83,702,453

 

1201-0122........ For grants to qualified low-income taxpayer clinics established under section 13 of chapter 14 of the General Laws; provided, that not later than February 28, 2020, 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...................................................................... $500,000

 

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 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 February 28, 2020, 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 February 28, 2020, 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 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.......................................................................................................... $34,695,613

 

1201-0164........ For the child support enforcement division; provided, that the division may expend not more than $6,630,551 from the federal reimbursements awarded for personnel and lower subsidiary related expenditures; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the 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.......................... $6,630,551

 

1201-0400........ For the operation of the multi-agency illegal tobacco task force established under section 40 of chapter 64C of the General Laws............................................................. $598,911

 

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..................................................................... $1,100,000

 

1232-0100........ For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products under chapter 21J of the General Laws; provided, that priority for payment of approved claims shall be given to claimants who own or formerly owned not more than 4 dispensing facilities, prior appropriation continued....................... $8,000,000

 

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 February 28, 2020, 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; and (iv) number of tanks not in compliance with said chapter 21J, prior appropriation continued................................................................................ $1,766,004

 

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 Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under said clause Forty-first B or Forty-first C of said section 5 of said chapter 59 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......... $1,128,617,436

 

General Fund.................................................... 90.51%

Gaming Local Aid Fund....................................... 9.49%

 

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..................... $30,000,000

 

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 not later than November 29, 2019, the board shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and on the number of hearings held at each location................................................................... $2,169,844

 

1310-1001........ For the appellate tax board which may expend revenues not more than $400,000 from fees collected; provided, that 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 Service Dogs for Veterans program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 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 $50,000 shall be expended for the William E. Carter American Legion Post in the Mattapan section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Duxbury American Legion Post 223; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the installation of an elevator or lift for the Polish Legion of American Veterans post # 55 in the city of Salem $4,297,840

 

1410-0012........ For services to veterans, including the maintenance and operation of outreach centers; provided, that said 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 centers shall provide services to veterans who were discharged after September 11, 2001, and the families of those veterans; provided further, that the department shall make a payment equal to the amount appropriated for each outreach center funded by this item in fiscal year 2019; provided further, that not later than March 31, 2020, the department shall 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 discussion of the implementation or further development of evidence-based programs and program evaluation;  provided further, that not less than $1,300,000 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; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Veteran’s Oral History project at the Morse Institute Library in Natick; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for veterans mediation services at Quabbin Mediation, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Springfield chapter of NABVETS Veteran’s First Outreach Center to provide outreach services to veterans in Hampden county; provided further, that not less than $124,000 shall be expended for the women’s housing program at the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for a veterans drop-in-center in Springfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Cape and Islands Veterans Outreach Center, Inc.’s Grace Veterans Program; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended to the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center, Inc. in Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended to the Veterans' Association of Bristol County, Inc.; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Veteran Business Owners Association to implement programs to assist veterans to develop and manage their own businesses.................................................... $6,739,262

 

1410-0015........ For the women veterans’ outreach program...................................................... $116,243

 

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......... $361,453

 

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 shall make a payment equal to the amount appropriated for each veterans’ homelessness service funded by this item in fiscal year 2019; 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 Blinded Veterans Association of Cape Cod and the Islands; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be obligated for contracts with the Veteran Homestead, Inc. in the cities of Leominster, Gardner and Fitchburg; and provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for transitional services at Our Neighbors’ Table, Inc. in Amesbury.................................................................................................... $3,567,655

 

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................................................................................................................... $2,642,470

 

1410-0400........ For reimbursements to cities and towns for money paid for veterans’ benefits and for payments to certain veterans under section 6 of chapter 115 of the General Laws and for the payment of annuities to certain disabled veterans and the parents and un-remarried spouses of certain deceased veterans; provided, that annuity payments made under this item shall be made under sections 6A, 6B and 6C of chapter 115 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amounts of veterans’ benefits paid by cities and towns to residents of a soldiers’ home, homeless shelter or transitional housing facility shall be paid by the commonwealth to the several cities and towns; provided further, that under section 9 of said chapter 115, the department shall reimburse cities and towns for the cost of United States flags placed on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of veterans’ services shall continue a training program for veterans’ agents and directors of veterans’ services in cities and towns; provided further, that the department of veterans’ services shall provide such training in several locations across the commonwealth; provided further, that training shall be provided annually and on an as needed basis to veterans’ service organizations to provide information and education regarding the benefits available under said chapter 115 and all other benefits to which a veteran or a veteran’s dependents may be entitled; provided further, that any person applying for veterans’ benefits to pay for services available under chapter 118E of the General Laws shall also apply for medical assistance under said chapter 118E to minimize costs to the commonwealth and its municipalities; provided further, that veterans’ agents shall complete applications authorized by the executive office under said chapter 118E for a veteran, surviving spouse, or dependent applying for medical assistance under said chapter 115; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall file the application for the veteran, surviving spouse or dependent for assistance under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall act on all chapter 118E applications and advise the applicant and the veterans’ agent of the applicant’s eligibility for said chapter 118E healthcare; provided further, that the veterans’ agent shall advise the applicant of the right to assistance for medical benefits under said chapter 115 pending approval of the application for assistance under said chapter 118E by the executive office; provided further, that the secretary may supplement healthcare under said chapter 118E with healthcare coverage under said chapter 115 if the secretary determines that supplemental coverage is necessary to afford the veteran, surviving spouse or dependent sufficient relief and support; provided further, that payments to, or on behalf of, a veteran, surviving spouse or dependent under said chapter 115 shall not be considered income for the purposes of determining eligibility under said chapter 118E; and provided further, that benefits awarded under section 6B of said chapter 115 shall be considered countable income............................ $72,109,878

 

1410-0630........ For the administration of the veterans’ cemeteries in the city known as the town of Agawam and the town of Winchendon........................................................... $1,245,293

 

1410-1616........ For war memorials; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for restoration of the World War I memorial in Medford; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the construction of a Vietnam Memorial Wall in Fall River; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a veterans memorial in East Longmeadow; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended to the U.S.S. Massachusetts Memorial Committee for the maintenance and preservation of historical naval vessels berthed in Battleship Cove in the city of Fall River; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended to the city of Haverhill for improvements at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Mill Brook park; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended to the Wall that Heals in the town of North Reading; and provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be distributed equally between the municipalities of Russell, Southampton, Montgomery and Westfield for the maintenance and repair of war memorials......................................................... $615,000

 

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; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the health policy commission for a childhood grant program to support and care for families with substance-exposed newborns, including the evaluation and reporting of outcomes pursuant to section 19 of chapter 6D of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the purposes as established in section 88 of this act to evaluate and reduce pregnancy-related deaths and improve pregnancy outcomes in the commonwealth; and provided further, that funds for such purposes shall not revert but shall be made available until June 30, 2021.............................................. $9,836,682

 

Reserves.

 

1599-0026........ For a reserve to support municipal improvements; provided, that funds shall be expended for an incentive program for communities and municipalities engaging in the use of best practices determined by the community compact cabinet created by executive order number 554 issued January 23, 2015; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Millis to conduct a study of the town’s building and facilities; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the town of Millis for the repair and reconstruction of the Dover Road West Street Bridge; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for renovations to the historic library in the town of Berkley; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for aid to purchase new public works equipment in the city of Malden; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for the restoration and renovation of the Clara Sexton House in Billerica center in the town of Billerica; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for exterior safety improvements to the town hall campus in the town of Sherborn; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for mold mitigation for a municipal building in the town of Belmont; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for tree removal in the town of Belmont; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Chevalier Theater rehabilitation project in the city of Medford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for upgrades to the water facility geographic information system data source in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the design and planning of a Fore River access trail in the city of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Daughters of Saint Paul in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Friends of the Marshfield Dog Park, Inc. for the construction of the Marshfield Dog Park; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the town of Tewksbury for a new ambulance; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the town of Andover to design and facilitate improvements that will expand public access to the Merrimack River; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for St. Stephen’s Church in the North End neighborhood of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the North End Athletic Association, Inc. in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for planning and economic development initiatives in the town of West Brookfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for pedestrian crosswalk lights on Lowell street in the town of Reading; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the city of Newton for Lyon’s field accessibility path; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the town of Uxbridge for increased accessibility plans for the senior center; provided further, that not less than $165,000 shall be expended for the purpose of the removal and replacement of fuel storage tanks in Lunenburg; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Unity Park Fieldhouse roof improvement project in Montague; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for ACM removal for the Fitchburg Public Library; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the development and implementation of a plan for an inter-municipal community choice aggregation 3.0 partnership between Amherst, Pelham, and Northampton; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a multi-year competitive grant program to provide financial support for one-time or transition costs related to regionalization and other efficiency initiatives, with allowable applicants to include municipalities, regional school districts, school districts considering forming a regional school district or regionalizing services, regional planning agencies and councils of governments; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a rehabilitation project at Fore River Clubhouse and Fore River Field in Quincy; 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 not less than $70,000 shall be expended for a planning and design study for the intersection of route 27 and West street in Medfield; provided further, that not more 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 that have populations of not less than 60,000 and demonstrate that their police departments had an operating budget per capita of less than $200 in 2010; provided further, that grant funds under this item shall only be provided to communities who submitted qualifying applications that were approved by the executive office of public safety and security in fiscal year 2019; provided further, that not more than 4 per cent of funds appropriated for the grant program shall be expended for the administrative costs of said program; provided further, that not later than February 14, 2020, 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 $30,000 shall be expended for the town of Millville to conduct an internal audit of town finances; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for outreach and education for the Taunton Opioid Task Force Community Follow-up Pilot Program; provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for improvements to Lucy Stone park in the town of Warren; provided further, that not less than $225,000 shall be expended for improvements to the police department of the town of Templeton; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to the town of Amherst to plan and advance energy and climate action initiatives; provided further, that $10,000 shall be expended to the Weymouth police department for expenses associated with the construction of a memorial for fallen police sergeant Michael C. Chesna; provided further, that not less than $142,000 shall be expended for maintenance equipment in the town of Southwick; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for improvements at Camp Kiwanee in the town of Hanson; and provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended to improve the accessibility of public facilities at the Page School in the town of West Newbury........................................................................................ $10,457,000

 

1599-0054........ For a reserve for costs of the investigation and response related to the allegations of misconduct at the former state drug laboratories located in the town of Amherst and in the Jamaica Plain section of the city of Boston, known as the Dr. William A. Hinton Laboratory at the State Laboratory Institute; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer funds from this item to state agencies as defined under section 1 of chapter 29 of the General Laws and to municipalities for this purpose; provided further, that beginning October 1, 2019, the secretary of administration and finance shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing said transfers by item; and provided further, that any funds from this item provided to any state laboratory shall be contingent upon the institute maintaining appropriate accreditations and continuing periodic audits................................ $1,112,177

 

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 is made, 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.................. $10,000,000

 

1599-0109........ For a reserve to meet the costs of the commonwealth's employer contributions to the Family and Employment Security Trust Fund established under section 7 of chapter 175M of the General Laws; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2020 amounts that are necessary to meet these costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose; and provided further, that not later than March 20, 2020, the secretary of administration and finance shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means including, but not limited to: (i) the number of employees in each secretariat using the paid medical leave program; (ii) the number of employees in each secretariat using the paid family leave program; (iii) the average length of leave taken for the paid medical leave program; (iv) the average length of leave taken for the paid family leave program; (v) the total cost to each secretariat for the contributions to the enrollment of employees in the commonwealth’s paid family and medical leave program in fiscal year 2020; and (vi) the anticipated cost to the commonwealth for contributions to the program in fiscal year 2021................................................................................................................. $18,000,000

 

1599-1691........ For a reserve to fund necessary costs in the commonwealth in fiscal year 2020; provided, that funds from this item may only be transferred to items 1595-1069, 1595-6368, 1599-3384, 8910-0102, 8910-0105, 8910-0107, 8910-0108, 8910-0110, 8910-0145, 8910-0619, 8910-8200, 8910-8300, 8910-8400, 8910-8500, 8910-8600, 8910-8700 and 8910-8800; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days before any transfer of funds......................................................................................... $90,000,000

 

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 2020  under section 138 of chapter 27 of the acts of 2009.................................... $125,000,000

 

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

 

1599-1977........ For contract assistance and other payments to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency for payment of debt service and related obligations in connection with bonds issued by the agency under chapter 293 of the acts of 2006 and chapter 303 of the acts of 2008; provided, that not later than November 2, 2019, the secretary of administration and finance shall issue a report to the house and senate committee on ways and means on the estimated contract assistance and other payments to be required under said chapters 293 and 303 for obligations existing not later than July 1, 2019, in fiscal years 2021 and 2022 and an estimate of anticipated contract assistance and other payments arising out of potential agreements reasonably expected to be entered into after July 1, 2019, in fiscal years 2021 and 2022............................................................. $13,575,575

 

1599-2003........