SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the amount of $1,475,000,000 is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, to meet necessary expenditures prior to the enactment into law of the general appropriation act for said fiscal year, for the maintenance and operations of the several departments, boards, commissions, and institutions, including federal grant and Intragovernmental Service Fund expenditures, for other necessary services, and for meeting certain requirements of law; provided, that the authorization contained herein shall cease to be operative as of the effective date of said general appropriation act, and all actions taken under this section shall apply against said general appropriation act; provided further, that all expenditures made under this authorization shall be consistent with appropriations made in said general appropriation act.
SECTION 2. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the unexpended balances of all capital accounts which otherwise would revert on June 30, 1999, but which are necessary to fund obligations during July 1999, are hereby re-authorized through July 31, 1999; provided, that the re-authorizations contained herein shall terminate upon enactment of capital account extension legislation.
SECTION 3. The second sentence of the first paragraph of section 2E of chapter 88 of the acts of 1997 is hereby amended by striking out the figure "1999" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2000.
SECTION 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the state treasurer shall make an advance payment of municipal reimbursement or payments owed to the Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute in fiscal year 2000, in such amount as shall be recommended by the commissioner of revenue for the purpose of making payroll expenditures at said Institute. The advance payment shall be made on or after July 1, 1999.
SECTION 5. Sections 1 and 4 of this act shall take effect on July 1, 1999. Sections 2 and 3 shall take effect on June 30, 1999.