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The 191st General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 35EEE: Commonwealth Facility Trust for Energy Efficiency

[Text of section added by 2018, 154, Sec. 11. See also, Section 35EEE added by 2018, 69, Sec. 14, below.]

Section 35EEE. There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a Commonwealth Facility Trust for Energy Efficiency, in this section referred to as the trust. There shall be credited to the trust: (i) an initial $500,000 transfer from the Energy Credit, Efficiency and Sustainable Design Trust Fund previously established by a declaration by the secretary of the executive office of administration and finance executed March 21, 2006 and amended and restated on March 1, 2011; (ii) amounts paid by agencies having completed energy or water efficiency projects funded at least in part by monies disbursed from the trust; (iii) any monies received by the commonwealth from persons or governmental, quasi-governmental or non-governmental entities as rebates, credits, securities, grants or the like as a result of enhancing energy efficiency and utilizing renewable energy applications in facility projects funded at least in part by monies disbursed from the trust; and (iv) any appropriations, bond proceeds or other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited thereto. The comptroller shall disburse amounts in the trust at the direction of the secretary of administration and finance, in consultation with the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance, without further appropriation, for the purpose of funding certain small and medium energy and water efficiency projects at state facilities identified by the division of capital asset management and maintenance. The secretary of administration and finance or the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance may require agencies to agree to repayment terms, including without limitation payment of administrative fees, as a condition of receipt of monies from the trust. All monies received from non-governmental parties by the division of capital asset management and maintenance under this section shall be by check made payable to the commonwealth of Massachusetts and deposited in the trust by the division of capital asset management and maintenance. Amounts credited to the trust shall not be subject to further appropriation. Money remaining in the trust at the close of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund and shall be available for expenditure in subsequent fiscal years.


Chapter 10: Section 35EEE. Municipal Police Training Fund

[Text of section added by 2018, 69, Sec. 14. See also, Section 35EEE added by 2018, 154, Sec. 11, above.]

Section 35EEE. (a) There shall be a Municipal Police Training Fund which shall consist of amounts credited to the fund in accordance with this section. The fund shall be administered by the state treasurer and held in trust exclusively for the purposes of this section. The state treasurer shall be treasurer-custodian of the fund and shall have the custody of its monies and securities.

(b) The fund shall consist of: (i) funds transferred from the Marijuana Regulation Fund established in section 14 of chapter 94G; (ii) revenue from appropriations or other money authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund; (iii) interest earned on money in the fund; (iv) funds from private sources including, but not limited to, gifts, grants and donations received by the commonwealth that are specifically designated to be credited to the fund; (v) revenues, not more than $10,000,000 in a calendar year, collected from the surcharge imposed by section 32E7/8 of chapter 90; and (vi) funds transferred from the Public Safety Training Fund for the municipal police training committee, pursuant to section 2JJJJ of chapter 29. Amounts credited to the fund shall not be subject to further appropriation and any money remaining in the fund at the end of a fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund. The secretary shall annually, not later than December 31, report on the activity of the fund to the clerks of the senate and house of representatives and the senate and house committees on ways and means.

(c) Expenditures from the fund shall be made to provide funding for: (i) the operating expenses of the municipal police training committee established by section 116 of chapter 6; (ii) basic recruit training for new police officers; (iii) mandatory in-service training for veteran police officers; (iv) specialized training for veteran police officers and reserve and intermittent police officers; and (v) the basic training program for reserve and intermittent police officers.

(d) The executive office of public safety and security shall, annually, not later than December 1, file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the following: (i) the full cost of operating the municipal police training committee; (ii) the total number of staff employed by the municipal police training committee; (iii) the revenue generated in the prior fiscal year from the police training surcharge imposed by section 32E7/8 of chapter 90; (iv) the total funds transferred from the Marijuana Regulation Fund to the fund; (v) the total funds transferred from the Public Safety Training Fund; (vi) the total fees paid to the municipal police training committee by each municipality; (vii) any funds paid to the municipal police training committee by private sources; (viii) any funds remaining in the fund at the end of each fiscal year; (ix) participation rates for each training program offered by the municipal police training committee, broken down by types of trainees; (x) average cost for each trainee to participate in a training; (xi) the number of trainees per municipality; and (xii) recommendations to promote efficiency in the management of annual total revenue received by the municipal police training committee, including funds received by the Public Safety Training Fund from the surcharge imposed by section 12 of chapter 89 and section 20 of chapter 90.