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  • Chapter 399 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 1999 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS.

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 and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in section 2A are hereby appropriated from the general fund unless specifically designated otherwise, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified therein and subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1999.

NO SECTION 2.

SECTION 2A.

JUDICIARY
Supreme Judicial Court.

0320-0002
For the costs of computer equipment, cabling and software necessary to correct the date-handling logic problems, so-called, for the supreme judicial court in order to sustain uninterrupted operations through calendar year 2000 and beyond; provided, that said court shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 15, 1999 on the amounts projected to be expended for each such purpose and the extent to which the sum appropriated herein is sufficient to correct such problems; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the purposes of the AA subsidiary, so-called
.............................................................................$196,970

Appeals Court.

0322-0002
For the costs of computer equipment, cabling and software necessary to correct the date-handling logic problems, so-called, for the appeals court in order to sustain uninterrupted operations through calendar year 2000 and beyond; provided, that said court shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 15, 1999 on the amounts projected to be expended for each such purpose and the extent to which the sum appropriated herein is sufficient to correct such problems; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the purposes of the AA subsidiary, so-called
.............................................................................$115,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.
Reserves.

1599-3880
For a reserve to meet the costs of fiscal years 1998 and 1999 salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Middlesex sheriff and Teamsters Local 122 and to meet the costs of fiscal years 1998 and 1999 salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal salary adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions who otherwise would be covered by said agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine such salary adjustments and benefits for such "confidential" employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover such positions; provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet such costs where the amounts otherwise available in fiscal year 1999 are insufficient for such purposes, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of such transfers
.............................................................................$69,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%
1599-3881
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1999 costs of salary adjustments authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the board of higher education and the Massachusetts Community College Council/Massachusetts Teachers Association; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet such costs where the amounts otherwise available in said fiscal year are insufficient for such purposes, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of such transfers
............................................................................. $2,324,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%
1599-3882
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1999 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Society of Professors/Faculty Staff Union/MTA/NEA; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet the costs of such adjustments and benefits where the amounts otherwise available in said fiscal year are insufficient for such purposes, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of such transfers
............................................................................. $4,912,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%
1599-3883
For a reserve to meet the commonwealth's obligations for fiscal years 1999 to 2001, inclusive, pursuant to the provisions of section 18 of article 26 of the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Society of Professors/Faculty Staff Union/MTA/NEA; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may allocate during fiscal year 1999 from the sum appropriated herein such amounts as are necessary to meet the costs of such obligations; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the sum appropriated herein or amounts allocated therefrom shall remain available for expenditure until June 30, 2001
............................................................................. $2,145,000
1599-3884
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1999 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Society of Professors/Lowell; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet the costs of such adjustments and benefits where the amounts otherwise available in said fiscal year are insufficient for such purposes, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of said transfers
............................................................................. $1,363,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%
1599-3885
For a reserve to meet the commonwealth's obligations for fiscal years 1999 to 2001, inclusive, pursuant to the provisions of paragraph C of article 19 of the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Society of Professors/Lowell; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may allocate during fiscal year 1999 from the sum appropriated herein such amounts as are necessary to meet the cost of such obligations; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the sum appropriated herein or amounts allocated therefrom shall remain available for expenditure until June 30, 2000
............................................................................. $604,000
1599-3886
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1999 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1895, AFL-CIO, Faculty Federation; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet the costs of such adjustments and benefits where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient in said fiscal year for such purposes, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of such transfers
............................................................................. $1,006,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%
1599-3887
For a reserve to meet the commonwealth's obligations for fiscal years 1999 to 2001, inclusive, pursuant to the provisions of paragraph C of article 11 of the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1895, AFL-CIO, Faculty Federation; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may allocate during fiscal year 1999 from the sum appropriated herein such amounts as are necessary to meet the costs of such obligations; and provided further, that, notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the sum appropriated herein or amounts allocated therefrom shall remain available for expenditure until June 30, 2001
............................................................................. $446,000
1599-3889
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1999 cost of salary adjustments authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and AFSCME Local 507; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet the cost of such adjustments where the amounts otherwise available in said fiscal year are insufficient for such purposes, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of such transfers
............................................................................. $135,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%
1599-3890
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1999 cost of salary adjustments authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the university of Massachusetts and SEIU Local 254 Clerical/Technical Unit; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet the cost of such adjustments where the amounts otherwise available in said fiscal year are insufficient for such purposes, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of such transfers
............................................................................. $108,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%
1599-3891
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1998 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Worcester sheriff and the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union and to meet the fiscal year 1998 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions who otherwise would be covered by said agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine such salary adjustments and other economic benefits for such "confidential" employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover such positions; provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet the costs of such adjustments and benefits in fiscal year 1999, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of such transfers
............................................................................. $1,075,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%
1599-3892
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1999 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Worcester sheriff and the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union and to meet the fiscal year 1999 cost of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions who otherwise would be covered by said agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine such salary adjustments and other economic benefits for such "confidential" employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover such positions; provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet the costs of such adjustments and benefits where the amounts otherwise available in said fiscal year are insufficient for such purposes, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to the expenditure or transfer of any amounts from the sum appropriated herein, the Worcester sheriff shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing the amounts and reasons why salary adjustments or economic benefits authorized by said collective bargaining agreement were paid prior to enactment of an appropriation therefor and to account for any intersubsidiary transfers which were completed to facilitate such payments; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of such transfers
............................................................................. $2,015,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%
1599-3893
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1999 cost of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the Professional Staff Union, Local 509, Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO/CLC; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet the costs of such adjustments and benefits where the amounts otherwise available in said fiscal year are insufficient for such purposes, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of such transfers
............................................................................. $1,650,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%
1599-3894
For a reserve to meet the commonwealth's obligations for fiscal years 1999 to 2001, inclusive, pursuant to the provisions of subsection K of section 31.1 of article 31 of the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the Professional Staff Union, Local 509, Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO/CLC; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may allocate during fiscal year 1999 from the sum appropriated herein such amounts as are necessary to meet the cost of such obligations; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the sum appropriated herein or amounts allocated therefrom shall remain available for expenditure until June 30, 2001
............................................................................. $732,000
1599-3895
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1999 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and Service Employees International Union, Local 254, AFL-CIO/CLC, Professional Administrative Unit; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet the costs of such adjustments and benefits where the amounts otherwise available in said fiscal year are insufficient for the such purposes, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of such transfers
............................................................................. $413,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%
1599-3896
For a reserve to meet the commonwealth's obligations for fiscal years 1999 to 2001, inclusive, pursuant to the provisions of article XII of the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and Service Employees International Union, Local 254, AFL-CIO/CLC, Professional Administrative Unit; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may allocate during fiscal year 1999 from the sum appropriated herein such amounts as are necessary to meet the cost of such obligations; and provided further, that, notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the sum appropriated herein or amounts allocated therefrom shall remain available for expenditure until June 30, 2001
............................................................................. $183,000
1599-3897
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1998 cost of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the memorandum of agreement for a successor collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (Unit 4) and to meet the fiscal year 1998 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits for employees employed in "confidential" positions who otherwise would be covered by such agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine such adjustments and benefits for such "confidential" employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover such positions; provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet said fiscal year 1999 costs, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of such transfers
............................................................................. $3,374,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%
1599-3898
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1999 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the memorandum of agreement for a successor collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (Unit 4) and to meet the fiscal year 1999 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits for employees employed in "confidential" positions who otherwise would be covered by such agreement; provided, that the personnel administrator, with the approval of the secretary of administration and finance, shall determine such adjustments and benefits for such "confidential" employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover such positions; provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof such amounts as are necessary to meet said fiscal year 1999 costs, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge to the Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund expenditures from the accounts receiving transfers from this item in amounts equal to the amounts of such transfers
............................................................................. $15,739,000
Collective Bargaining Reserve Fund ..........................................100.0%

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
Department of State Police.

8100-0062
For the training and related costs of a state police class of not more than 125 recruits; provided, that such training shall commence not later than 90 days after the effective date of this act; and provided further, that the secretary of public safety shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means whether such class meets the terms and conditions of the Title I of the federal Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994 with respect to the maintenance of state law enforcement staffing levels `tc6 $2,235,520

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved December 4, 1998.