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The 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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. Section 2 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998 is hereby amended by striking out item 4000-0105 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

4000-0105 - The executive office of health and human services is hereby authorized, to expend revenues from federal reimbursements and other sources in an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 for the continuation of funding in fiscal year 1999 for the pilot multi-disciplinary urban youth project known as the Annie E. Casey foundation initiative in fiscal year 1998; provided, that the goal of said project shall be to improve service delivery to children and adolescents determined by a court of competent jurisdiction, the department of social services, the department of youth services, the department of mental health, or the school where any such child or adolescent is enrolled as a student, to be at risk of out-of-home placement; provided further, that the secretary of health and human services shall award a contract funded from this item to an existing community-based vendor providing said services in fiscal year 1998 meeting the terms of performance standards established by the secretary of health and human services, which shall include, but not be limited to, the specific types of services and costs of such services to be funded by said contract, and a delineation of all planned expenditures consistent with the expenditure classification system established by the comptroller; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be used to purchase capital assets or equipment; provided further, that any funds awarded from this item shall be in addition to and not supplant existing state funds; provided further, that any mental health services provided pursuant to said contract shall be delivered by licensed professionals in the mental health field; provided further, that expenditures made pursuant to said contract shall not annualize in fiscal year 2000 beyond the amount appropriated herein; provided further, that any such annualization expended by the commonwealth in said fiscal year shall be funded by agencies of the commonwealth based on a finding to be made by said secretary that said contract's performance standards have been achieved in a cost-effective manner; provided further, that said contract shall not be renewed in the event said finding is not made by May 1, 1999; provided further, that no reimbursements attributable to any department of social services expenditures shall be counted in said estimate or credited to this item; provided further, that said secretary may designate agencies within the secretariat to receive and expend said revenues; provided further, that an agency designated by said secretary may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify for payments amounts not to exceed the authorization allowed by said secretary; and provided further, that said secretary shall submit to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means the results achieved with the funding appropriated to said Annie E. Casey foundation initiative during fiscal years 1993 until 1999, on or before January 1, 1999, prior appropriation continued ..$3,000,000

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved January 14, 1999.