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  • Acts
  • 1998
  • Chapter 156 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1998 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS.

Whereas , The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to make appropriations forthwith for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998 and to make certain changes in law, each of which is 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 certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current appropriations and to meet certain requirements of law, the sum set forth in section 2 shall be appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise and shall be for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified herein and subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the conditions pertaining to appropriations in the general appropriation act or other appropriation acts for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998. The sum appropriated in said section 2 shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of said item.

SECTION 2.

TREASURER AND RECEIVER-GENERAL.

Office of the Treasurer and Receiver-General.

0612-2000
....................................................$324,731

SECTION 2A. To provide for certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current appropriations, and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth herein are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise and shall be for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified herein, and subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1998. The sums appropriated herein shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of said items.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Reserves.

1599-3864
For certain expenses associated with the abolition of Worcester and Hampden counties; provided, that $30,000 shall be expended for salaries and benefits for the treasurers and treasurers' staffs of said counties; and provided further, that $1,223,000 shall be expended for payment to the Insurance Trust Fund of Hampden county and for the cost of providing dental and optical coverage, so-called.
....................................................$1,253,000

SECTION 2C.I. For the purpose of making available in fiscal year 1999 balances of appropriations which otherwise would revert on June 30, 1998, the unexpended balance of the appropriation listed below, not to exceed the amount specified below for the item, is hereby re-appropriated for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2 of the general appropriation act for fiscal year 1999; provided, however, that an item which does not appear in said section 2 of said general appropriation act, the amount in this section is hereby re-appropriated for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2 or 2A of this act or in prior appropriation acts. The amount in this section is re-appropriated from the funds designated for the corresponding item in said section 2 of said general appropriation act; provided, however, that for an item which does not appear in said section 2 of said general appropriation act, the amount in this section is hereby re-appropriated from the funds designated for the corresponding item in said section 2 or 2A of this act or in prior appropriation acts. The sum re-appropriated herein shall be in addition to any amounts available for said purposes.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Reserves.

1599-3864
....................................................$1,253,000

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 6 of chapter 48 of the acts of 1997 and with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, the treasurers of Worcester and Hampden counties may retain after the transition dates of said counties, assets in the amounts necessary to meet payroll obligations to county employees for the period from June 21, 1998 to June 30, 1998, inclusive. Assets retained by said treasurers in accordance with the provisions of this section may not be disbursed for any purpose other than payroll obligations for the aforementioned period.

Approved June 26, 1998.