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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 9G: Authorization of expenditures

Section 9G. Sums made available by appropriation or otherwise to offices, departments or undertakings for studies, plans, designs, construction, acquisition, purchase or repair of capital facilities, of highway improvement facilities, such as a highway, bridge or tunnel, and of transportation improvement facilities, such as a mass transportation or other public transit facility, shall be expended only in such amount as may be allotted for expenditure from time to time by the secretary of administration and finance or said secretary's approved designee. The officer in charge of each office, department or undertaking shall submit to the secretary, in such form and at such times as the secretary shall prescribe, such information as may be required by the secretary for making such allotments; provided that before any such information relating to an office, department or undertaking within any of the executive offices established by chapter 6A has been so submitted, it shall first be submitted to the secretary having charge of such executive office, who shall review the same and make such additions, deletions and modifications as such secretary deems appropriate.

The secretary of administration and finance shall issue directives governing expenditure from bond authorizations; such directives shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) such measures as determined by said secretary to be necessary to regulate the rate of expenditure from any or all bond authorizations, and (2) such measures as determined by said secretary to be necessary to ensure compliance with such directives, including requiring prior written approval of said secretary before the award of contract or grants.