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Chapter 150 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2000 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 supplementing certain items in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2000, the sums set forth in section 2 are hereby appropriated from the general fund unless specifically designated otherwise herein or in said appropriation acts, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified herein or in said appropriation acts, and subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000; provided, that said sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of said items.

SECTION 2.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Registry of Motor Vehicles.

8400-0001 .........................................$532,642

SECTION 2A. To provide for certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth, to provide for certain other activities and projects and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth herein are hereby appropriated from the Capital Improvement and Investment Trust Fund for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified herein and subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the appropriations in this act shall expire on June 30, 2001.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Information Technology Division.

1790-0111
For the costs associated with enhancements to the registry of motor vehicles telephone center, including the development and implementation of a new telephone system ........................................$4,917,000
1790-0115
For the costs associated with upgrades to the registry of motor vehicles data center operated by the information technology division at the Massachusetts information technology center in the city of Chelsea; provided, that such costs may include the cost of emergency upgrades performed in fiscal year 1999 ............................$4,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION.

Department of Highways.

6037-0010
For construction and reconstruction projects on town and county ways as described in subdivision (a) of clause (2) of the first paragraph of section 34 of chapter 90 of the General Laws; provided, however, that a city or town shall comply with the procedures established by the department of highways; provided further, that any such city or town is hereby authorized to appropriate for such projects amounts not in excess of the amounts provided to such city or town under this item; provided further, that said appropriation shall be considered as an available fund upon the approval of the commissioner of revenue pursuant to section 23 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the commonwealth shall reimburse said city or town under this item within 30 days of receipt by the department of a request for reimbursement from such city or town, which request shall include certification by such city or town that actual expenses have been incurred on projects eligible for reimbursement under this item and that the work has been completed to the satisfaction of such city or town according to the specifications of said project and in compliance with applicable law and said procedures established by the department ...........................................$50,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Registry of Motor Vehicles.

8400-0014
For the costs associated with the purchase and installation of the line management system, so-called, at all registry of motor vehicles branch offices ........................................................$484,796
8400-0015
For the costs associated with upgrades to the local area network at the registry of motor vehicles and the replacement of dummy terminals, so-called, at branch offices ...................................$2,834,000

SECTION 3. Section 2 of chapter 127 of the acts of 1999 is hereby amended by striking out item 8400-0024 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

8400-0024
Notwithstanding the provisions of section 2 of chapter 280 of the General Laws, the registry of motor vehicles may expend revenue collected up to a maximum of $2,550,000 pursuant to chapter 90C of the General Laws from assessments for civil motor vehicle infractions; provided, that the amount of this expenditure shall be subtracted from the amount that otherwise would be credited to the Highway Fund pursuant to said section 2 of said chapter 280 and shall not affect or alter the amounts of payments made to cities and towns pursuant to said section 2 of said chapter 280; and provided further, that no costs payable in the AA subsidiary, so-called, shall be charged to this item ....................................................$2,550,000

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall transfer, without further appropriation, not later than ten days after the effective date of this act, to the Capital Improvement and Investment Trust Fund established by section 19 of chapter 289 of the acts of 1998, the sum of $12,235,796 from the general fund and the sum of $50,000,000 from the Highway Fund; provided, however, that the purpose of said amounts so transferred shall be to finance the appropriations set forth in section 2A of this act.

SECTION 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage.

Approved July 28, 2000.

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