General Laws

Section 7I. All requests and recommendations for appropriations or authorizations for expenditures by the commonwealth, other than those submitted by the governor to the general court under section 2 of Article LXIII of the Amendments to the Constitution, shall be submitted by the governor to the general court; shall be classified to show the request of each officer having charge of an office, department or undertaking, including the priorities assigned to each program by said officer, the recommendation of the secretary of the executive office within which such office, department or undertaking shall be, the recommendation of the governor, and the prior year appropriation, if any; and shall indicate the number, if any, of permanent positions proposed to be authorized for an office, department or undertaking and the number of persons to be served or the number of actions to be taken by such office, department or undertaking.