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  • PART I ADMINISTRATION OF THE GOVERNMENT
  • TITLE III LAWS RELATING TO STATE OFFICERS
  • CHAPTER 29 STATE FINANCE

Section 1 - Definitions

Section 2 - General Fund; deposit of revenue

Section 2A - Repealed, 1969, 546, Sec. 5

Section 2B - Federal Capital Improvement Fund

Section 2C - General Federal Grants Fund

Section 2C1/2 - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 128

Section 2D - Repealed, 1990, 121, Sec. 13

Section 2E - Repealed, 2009, 25, Sec. 32

Section 2F, 2G - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 112

Section 2H - Commonwealth Stabilization Fund

Section 2I - Tax Reduction Fund

Section 2J - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 130

Section 2K - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 131

Section 2L - Water Pollution Abatement Revolving Fund

Section 2M, 2N - Repealed, 1992, 133, Sec. 337

Section 2O - Issuance of bonds and notes payable from Commonwealth Transportation Fund

Section 2P - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 132

Section 2P1/2 - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 133

Section 2Q - Intragovernmental Service Fund

Section 2R - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 134

Section 2S - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 135

Section 2T - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 136

Section 2U - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 137

Section 2V - Dairy Equalization Fund

Section 2W - Water Pollution Abatement and Drinking Water Projects Administration Fund

Section 2X - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 112

Section 2Y - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 138

Section 2Z - Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund

Section 2AA - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 139

Section 2BB - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 140

Section 2CC - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 141

Section 2DD - Repealed, 2009, 25, Sec. 34

Section 2EE - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 142

Section 2FF - Repealed, 2006, 139, Sec. 36

Section 2GG - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 145

Section 2HH - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 112

Section 2II - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 146

Section 2JJ - Child Care Quality Fund

Section 2KK - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 147

Section 2LL - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 148

Section 2MM - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 149

Section 2NN - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 150

Section 2OO - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 151

Section 2PP - Repealed, 2002, 118, Sec. 3

Section 2QQ - Drinking Water Revolving Fund

Section 2RR - Workforce Training Trust Fund

Section 2SS - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 152

Section 2TT - Liability Management and Reduction Fund

Section 2UU - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 153

Section 2VV - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 154

Section 2WW - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 155

Section 2XX - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 156

Section 2YY - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 157

Section 2ZZ - Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund

Section 2AAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Fund

Section 2BBB - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 158

Section 2CCC - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 159

Section 2DDD - Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Emergency Mitigation Response Recovery Trust Fund

Section 2EEE - Repealed, 2007, 61, Sec. 7

Section 2FFF - Dam Safety Trust

Section 2GGG - Civil Monetary Penalties Fund; nursing home facilities

Section 2HHH - Open Space Acquisition Revolving Fund

Section 2III - Agricultural Resolve and Security Fund

Section 2JJJ - Registers Technological Fund

Section 2KKK - County Registers Technological Fund

Section 2LLL - Firearms Fingerprint Identity Verification Trust Fund

Section 2MMM - Massachusetts Science, Technology Engineering, and Mathematics Grant Fund

Section 2NNN - Roche Community Rink Fund

Section 2OOO - Commonwealth Care Trust Fund

Section 2PPP - Essential Community Provider Trust Fund

Section 2QQQ - Medical Assistance Trust Fund

Section 2RRR - Department of Developmental Services Trust Fund

Section 2SSS - Educational Rewards Grant Program Fund

Section 2TTT - CITI Fund

Section 2UUU - Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Scholar-Internship Match Fund

Section 2VVV - International education and foreign language grant program fund

Section 2WWW - Workforce Competitiveness Trust Fund

Section 2XXX - District Local Technical Assistance Fund

Section 2YYY - Courts Capital Project Fund

Section 2ZZZ - Commonwealth Transportation Fund

Section 2AAAA - State Athletic Commission Fund

Section 2BBBB - Commonwealth Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Fund

Section 2CCCC - Local Aid Stabilization Fund

Section 2DDDD - Gaming Economic Development Fund

Section 2EEEE - Local Capital Projects Fund

Section 2FFFF - Health Care Workforce Transformation Fund

Section 2GGGG - Distressed Hospital Trust Fund

Section 2HHHH - Fingerprint-Based Background Check Trust Fund

Section 2IIII - Dam and Seawall Repair or Removal Fund

Section 2JJJJ - Public Safety Training Fund

Section 2KKKK - Medical Marijuana Trust Fund

Section 3 - Submission of statements showing prior appropriations, estimates, and recommendations; review

Section 3A - Information to be provided by agency or authority receiving periodic appropriation upon request by committees

Section 3B - Annual statement of planned expenditures and employment for Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and regional transit authorities

Section 4 - Estimates for purposes not covered by Sec. 3; review; public hearing

Section 5 - Repealed, 1997, 88, Sec. 7

Section 5A - Repealed, 1963, 473, Sec. 2

Section 5B - Estimates of budgeted revenues and tax expenditures; consensus tax revenue forecast

Section 5C - Comptroller's certification and disposition of consolidated net surplus

Section 5D - Indirect and fringe benefit costs expended from General Fund; recovery by comptroller

Section 5E - Repealed, 1991, 6, Sec. 17

Section 5F - Department financial plans; contents; use of information

Section 5G - Reporting and certification of tax revenues estimated to have been collected from capital gains income during preceding periods; transfer of excess amounts collected to Commonwealth Stabilization Fund and other funds

Section 5H - Report on value of property assumed abandoned; certification of actual receipts; transfer of funds

Section 6 - Operating budget

Section 6A - Repealed, 1980, 579, Sec. 47

Section 6B - Federal grant funds

Section 6C - Operating budget; expenditures from trust and bond funds; reconciliation of reports of budget director and comptroller

Section 6D - Appropriations; content and form of general, supplemental and deficiency appropriations acts

Section 6E - General appropriation bill; balanced budget

Section 7 - Repealed, 1980, 579, Sec. 47

Section 7A to 7G - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 112

Section 7H - Budget submitted by governor to general court; recommended corrective amendments message

Section 7H1/2 - Growth rate of potential gross state product; actual economic growth benchmark; report

Section 7I - Requests and recommendations for appropriations or authorizations for expenditures; review relating to capital facilities projects

Section 7J, 7K - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 112

Section 7L - Appropriation laws for commonwealth expenses; subject matter

Section 7M - Transfer of funds among appropriation items for House of Representatives and Senate

Section 7N - Transfer of funds among items of appropriation for joint legislative expenses

Section 7O - Transfer of funds from items appropriated to joint legislative expenses to items for the house of representatives and the senate

Section 8 - Repealed, 1953, 612, Sec. 7

Section 8A - Repealed, 1984, 484, Sec. 34

Section 8B to 9 - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 112

Section 9A - Repealed, 2003, 26, Sec. 166

Section 9B - Allotment of monies made available by appropriation to state agencies; initial and supplemental allotments by secretary

Section 9C - Deficiency of revenue

Section 9D - Anticipated decrease in estimated revenue

Section 9E - Insufficient appropriations for required expenditures

Section 9F - Periodic appropriations; notification of expenditures

Section 9G - Authorization of expenditures

Section 9G.5 - Publication of allocation of commonwealth debt for capital facility projects

Section 10 - Repealed, 1945, 637, Sec. 3

Section 11 - Repealed, 1945, 242, Sec. 10

Section 12 - Appropriations for fiscal year

Section 12A - Obligations incurred against appropriation or subsidiary accounts for future items delivered or services rendered

Section 12B - Fiscal year for payment of classified personal services

Section 13 - Encumbrances outstanding at close of fiscal year

Section 14 - Appropriations for other than ordinary maintenance; unencumbered balance

Section 15 - Successive appropriations

Section 16 - Payments from ordinary revenue; cash on hand

Section 17 - Withholding appropriations; unadjusted accounts

Section 18 - Payments from the treasury regulated

Section 19 - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 112

Section 19A - Time of making transfers called for in general appropriation acts

Section 20 - Authorization of payments

Section 20A - Orders or claims for extra work or materials; notice

Section 20B - Repealed, 1996, 366, Sec. 1

Section 20C - Late penalty interest; submission of invoice

Section 21 - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 112

Section 22 - Payments limited; expenses incurred

Section 23 - Advancements from treasury; management of state agency funds; funding of checks and drafts

Section 23A - Payments for human service programs; rules and regulations relating to eligibility

Section 24 - Advancements; certification of immediate use

Section 25 - Advancements; detailed statements; filing by recipients

Section 26 - Expenses in excess of appropriations or allotments

Section 26A, 26B - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 112

Section 27 - Expenses and increases regulated

Section 27A - Repealed, 1986, 488, Sec. 17

Section 27B - Expenditure of funds for lease or purchase of data processing or reproduction equipment restricted

Section 27C - Certain laws, rules, etc. relating to costs or assessments effective only by vote of acceptance or appropriation; written notice requesting determination; class actions

Section 28 - State publications; costs; payments

Section 29 - Subsidiary accounts; emergency increase or decrease by interchange; sufficiency of funds to cover disbursements

Section 29A - Consultants; employment and compensation; legislative reports

Section 29B - Contracts with organizations providing social, etc., services

Section 29C - Acquisition of property or services from commercial vendor by general court or agency; liability for late penalty interest

Section 29D - Private debt collectors, employment by state agencies

Section 29E - Maximum reimbursement for project costs

Section 29F - Debarment from bidding; definitions; lists; notice; affiliates; mitigating circumstances

Section 29G - Utility expenses of commonwealth; recoupment of overcharges

Section 29H - Overdue payments to commonwealth; late charges

Section 29I - Payment system for interdepartmental fiscal transactions; service agreements and chargebacks; reports

Section 29J - Use of state funds to pay for executive or legislative agent prohibited

Section 29K - Audit by state authority of appropriations received from the commonwealth equal to or in excess of $500,000; audit committee; compensation committee; annual financial report; limitation on compensation of executives and employees of state authority

Section 30 - Insurance

Section 31 - Centralized payroll system; duties of comptroller; authorized payments; wage garnishments

Section 31A - Death, dismissal or retirement of state employees; accumulated vacation or sick-leave allowances; payments

Section 31B - Teachers; weekly payments

Section 31C - Schools and colleges; non-teaching positions; vacation time

Section 31D - Payment of salaries upon death of officers or employees; discharge of liability

Section 31E - Voluntary services at public schools by state employees; effect on salaries

Section 32 - Time for presentment for payment of checks issued by the state treasurer; place for payment of checks not timely presented; transfer of unclaimed funds; refunds

Section 32A - Unpaid wages and salaries; unclaimed wage fund; refunds

Section 33 - Repealed, 1931, 426, Sec. 2

Section 34 - Deposit of public monies

Section 34A - Repealed, 2006, 139, Sec. 39

Section 35 - Bonds or other securities; assignments, etc.

Section 36 - Mortgages held by commonwealth; discharge; assignments

Section 37 - Real estate acquired by foreclosure; sale by state

Section 38 - Investment of commonwealth funds; loans

Section 38A - Investment funds; establishment; sale of participation units

Section 38B - Deferred compensation committee

Section 38C - Investments; bonds or notes; contracts; powers of state treasurer; payments to constitute general obligations

Section 39 - Bonds, etc., held by commonwealth; exchanges

Section 40 - Trust deposits with state; form; investment

Section 41 - Bonds, etc., of commonwealth; custody

Section 42 - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 112

Section 43 - Repealed, 1926, 143

Section 44 - Unappropriated income

Section 45 - Securities purchased for sinking funds

Section 46 - Transfer of securities from one fund to another

Section 47 - Borrowing in anticipation of receipts; use of notes to pay taxes of bearer

Section 47A - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 112

Section 48 - Signatures on bonds and notes

Section 48A - Facsimile signatures, bonds, notes, interest coupons; signatures of former officers

Section 48B - Bonds and notes; official statements; advertising; collateral tax consequences to social security recipients

Section 49 - Sinking fund for commonwealth bonds; investments

Section 49A - Minibonds; issuance and sale; limitations; regulations

Section 49B - Insurance or credit line security for bonds and notes; agreements with brokers

Section 49C - College savings programs; issuance and sale of bonds; powers and duties of state treasurer

Section 50 - Serial and sinking fund payments; certification

Section 51 - Repealed, 2012, 165, Sec. 112

Section 52 - Repealed, 1999, 68, Sec. 7

Section 53 - Notes or bonds maturing later than three years after issuance; requirements for inviting purchase proposals; waiver

Section 53A - Refunding bonds; issuance; proceeds; terms; report

Section 54 - Deposits or other security for proposals by bidders

Section 55 - Sale of bonds, etc.; expenditures

Section 56 - Transfers of reverted funds; sales of bonds or other securities

Section 57 - Repealed, 1968, 536

Section 58 - Registered bonds exchanged for coupon bonds or defaced bonds

Section 59 - Lost or destroyed interest-bearing bonds; duplicates

Section 60 - Lost or destroyed interest-bearing bonds; owner’s indemnity bonds

Section 60A - General obligations of the commonwealth, full faith and credit; negotiable instruments; direct debt limit

Section 60B - Capital debt affordability committee; estimation of prudent amount of new debt each fiscal year

Section 61 - Claims for materials or labor against commonwealth; oath of claimants

Section 62 - Repealed, 1943, 83, Sec. 2

Section 63 - Unlawful exercise or departments abuse of power; commonwealth, commissions, officers, etc.; court restraint

Section 64 - Deferred compensation contracts; public employees; investments

Section 64A - Individual retirement accounts; public employees

Section 64B - Deferred compensation contracts between governmental bodies and employees; investments

Section 64C - Individual retirement accounts between governmental bodies and employees

Section 64D - Deferred compensation program, annuity or other defined contribution plan; required participation

Section 64E - Qualified defined contribution plan for employees of not-for-profit employer

Section 65 - Delegation of certain powers and duties by secretaries of executive offices established under Chapters six A and seven; review by secretary of administration and finance

Section 66 - Violation of state finance laws; penalties

Section 67 to 70 - Repealed, 1992, 133, Sec. 346

Section 71 - Treasurer’s obligation regarding local aid intercepts