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  • Chapter 236 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2000 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 certain supplemental appropriations forthwith for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, 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 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 hat said sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of said items.

SECTION 2.

JUDICIARY.

0321-2000 ...................................... $3,200

0332-3900 ...................................... $51,211


DISTRICT ATTORNEYS.

Hampden District Attorney.

0340-0500 ..................................... $98,983

Norfolk District Attorney.

0340-0700 ..................................... $287,896

Massachusetts Cultural Council.

0640-0300 ..................................... $280,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Office of the Secretary.

1100-1100 ..................................... $300,000

Department of Veterans' Services.

1410-0400 ........................................ $100,000

Reserves.

1599-0036 ................................... $1,246,436

1599-3384 ................................... $1,650,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Environmental Law Enforcement.

2350-0100 ............................................ $25,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Division of Medical Assistance.

4000-0320 .......................................... $5,000,000

Department of Social Services.

4800-0031 ........................................... $486,000

4800-0041 ......................................... $2,085,023

Department of Mental Health.

5046-0000 ........................................... $225,000

Department of Housing and Community Development.

7004-0200 ........................................ $400,000


OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS REGULATION.

Division of Insurance.

7006-0020 ...................................... $1,200,000


OFFICE OF LABOR, EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Department of Economic Development.

7007-0400 ........................................ $100,000

7007-0950 ......................................... $65,000

7007-0960 ........................................ $259,406

7007-1000 ........................................ $123,218

7007-1300 ......................................... $19,455

Department of Education.

7061-0012 ...................................... $4,269,240

7061-9010 ...................................... $5,826,790

7061-9400 ...................................... $2,582,813

7066-0009 ........................................ $387,000

Community Colleges.

7514-0100 ......................................... $20,000

Board of Higher Education.

7520-0424 ......................................... $88,894


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Department of State Police.

8100-9999 ......................................... $497,270

Sheriffs.

8910-0105 ......................................... $474,000

8910-0145 ....................................... $2,000,000

Parole Board.

8950-0001 ......................................... $600,000


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 herein, 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, 2000, and provided that said sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of said items.

JUDICIARY.

Committee for Public Counsel Services.

0321-1528

For fees and court costs and compensation of private counsel, as appropriated in section 2 in items 0321-1510, 0321-1512, and 0321-1520 of chapter 127 of the acts of 1999; provided that funds shall be expended for the payment of fiscal year 2000 and prior year bills $5,482,000

Trial Court.

0330-2203

For the fiscal year 1999 and 2000 costs of the energy improvements contract, so-called, between the former Hampden county and Citicorp Real Estate,Inc. $719,440


SECRETARY OF STATE.

0511-0250

For the costs of chilled water services supplied by the University of Massachusetts for the purposes of the Massachusetts archives building $26,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Veterans' Affairs.

1410-0017

For the commonwealth's contribution to the national world war II memorial, provided that the amount appropriated shall represent a $1 contribution for each Massachusetts resident who served in said war $569,000

Reserves.

1599-0006

For a reserve for reimbursement to the city of Boston for interest on bonds notes in anticipation thereof issued under authority of section 7 of chapter 152 of the acts of 1997 ......................$1,759,823

    Boston Convention Center Fund ........... 100.0%

1599-0050

For a reserve for payment of interest on debts incurred to finance the design or construction of the route 3 north project, so-called, pursuant to section 6 of chapter 53 of the acts of 1999 ..................... $14,000,000

1599-0051

For grants for costs associated with the preservation of certain historical properties; provided, that not less than $55,624 shall be made available for the Massachusetts Historical Society; provided further, that not less than $64,349 shall be made available for the Gropius House, so-called, located in the town of Lincoln; provided further, that not less than $119,849 shall be made available for the Chesterwood, so-called, located in the town of Stockbridge; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be made available for the Longfellow House, so-called, located in the city of Cambridge; and provided further, that not less than $1,460,178 shall be made available for the Mount, so-called, located in the town of Lenox ...................$2,000,000

1599-3942

For a reserve to meet the fiscal years 1998, 1999 and 2000 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and International Brotherhood of Police Officers Local 432, Units A and B; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2000 such amounts as are necessary to meet said costs, 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 no funds appropriated herein shall be expended for career incentive payments ................$399,000

1599-3948

For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2000 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Hampden county sheriff's department and the Hampden County Superior Correctional Officers Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2000 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions, so-called, which 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 adjustments and benefits for such "confidential" employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover said positions; provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for said fiscal year such amounts as are necessary, to meet said costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means ........................ $351,000

1599-3949

For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2000 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Hampden county sheriff's department and the Non-Uniformed Correctional Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2000 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions, so-called, which 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 adjustments and benefits for such "confidential" employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover said positions; provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for said fiscal year such amounts as are necessary to meet said costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means .............................. .$1,243,000

1599-3955

For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2000 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the Graduate Employee Organization, Local 2322/UAW, and to meet the fiscal year 2000 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions, so-called, which 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 adjustments and benefits for such confidential employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover said positions; provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for said fiscal year such amounts as are necessary to meet said costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means .................$945,000

1599-3956

For a reserve to meet the commonwealth's obligations for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 pursuant to the provisions of article 24 of the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the Graduate Employee Organization, Local 2322/UAW, regarding professional growth and development; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may allocate during said fiscal years from the sum appropriated herein such amounts as are necessary to meet the cost of said obligations; and provided further, that this appropriation shall expire on June 30, 2001 ...................................$372,000

1599-3959

For a reserve to meet the fiscal years 2000 and 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the Service Employees International Union, Local 509, Unit B, and to meet the fiscal years 2000 and 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions, so-called, which 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 adjustments and benefits for such confidential employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover said positions; provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for said fiscal years such amounts as are necessary to meet said costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, 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 this appropriation shall expire on June 30, 2001 ...............................$161,000

1599-3960

For a reserve to meet the fiscal years 1999, 2000 and 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the Service Employees International Union, Local 285, Unit B, and to meet the fiscal years 1999, 2000 and 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions, so-called, which 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 adjustments and benefits for such confidential employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover said positions; provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 such amounts as are necessary to meet said costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, 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 this appropriation shall expire on June 30, 2001 ............................$89,000

1599-3961

For a reserve to meet the fiscal years 2000 and 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the University of Massachusetts and the Graduate Employee Organization, Local 1596 UAW, and to meet the fiscal years 2000 and 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions, so-called, which 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 adjustments and benefits for such confidential employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover said positions; provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for said fiscal years such amounts as are necessary to meet said costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, 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 this appropriation shall expire on June 30, 2001 ...............................$456,000

1599-3962

For a reserve to meet the fiscal years 1999, 2000 and 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 6, for the Hampden registry of deeds, and to meet the fiscal years 1999, 2000, and 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions, so-called, which 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 adjustments and benefits for such confidential employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover said positions; and provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2001 such amounts as are necessary to meet said costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means ...........................$393,000

1599-3963

For a reserve to meet the fiscal years 1999, 2000 and 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 93, Local 414, for the Middlesex south registry of deeds, and to meet the fiscal years 1999, 2000 and 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions, so-called, which 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 adjustments and benefits for such confidential employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover said positions; and provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2001 such amounts as are necessary to meet said costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means ................................$539,000

1599-3964

For a reserve to meet the fiscal years 1999, 2000 and 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Office and Professional Employees International Union, Local 6, for the Middlesex north and south registry of deeds, and to meet the fiscal years 1999, 2000 and 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions, so-called, which 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 adjustments and benefits for such confidential employees in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement then in effect which otherwise would cover said positions; and provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2001 such amounts as are necessary to meet said costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means ..........................$398,000

1599-3965

For a reserve to meet the fiscal years 1999, 2000 and 2001 costs of salary adjustments required by the reclassification of certain management positions in the department of correction; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2001 such amounts as are necessary to meet said costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means ........................ $938,000

1599-3966

For a reserve to meet the costs in fiscal year 2000 of salary increases, benefit adjustments and other employee economic benefits authorized for employees of the supreme judicial court, the appeals court and the trial court that are covered by the collective bargaining agreements between the trial court of the commonwealth and the Office and Professional Employees International Union Local 6 (AFL-CIO), professional and clerical units; provided, that the secretary may make allocations from this item to meet the costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits to personnel of the trial court employed in confidential, so-called, positions who would otherwise be covered by collective-bargaining agreements in effect for fiscal year 2000 and to meet the costs of providing equal salary adjustments and other economic benefits to employees who are not otherwise classified in any such collective bargaining unit of the trial court, the mental health legal advisors committee, the board of bar examiners and the commission on judicial conduct; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2000 such adjustments and benefits where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means ....................... $1,680,048

1599-3967

For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2000 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the board of higher education and the Massachusetts Teachers Association/Massachusetts Community College Council, and to meet the fiscal year 2000 costs of salary adjustments and benefits to employees employed in confidential positions, so-called, which otherwise would be covered by said agreement; provided, that the personal 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 said positions; and provided further, that said secretary may transfer from the sum appropriated herein to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2001 such amounts as are necessary to meet said costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose, in accordance with a transfer plan which shall be filed in advance with the house and senate committee on ways and means ............................$3,973,000

1599-9719

For a reserve for payment of certain expenses associated with the abolition of county governments, including costs of Berkshire County .............. $300,000

1599-9953

For the purpose of a central artery/third harbor tunnel mitigation program; provided, that the amount authorized herein shall be expended according to a spending plan submitted jointly by the North End Community Health Center, the North End/West End Neighborhood Service Center, and the Nazzaro Recreational Center to the secretary of transportation and construction and the secretary of administration and finance; and provided further, that the department of highways shall seek additional federal funding for said mitigation program .................... $757,709

1599-9954

For the costs of repairs to the Saw Mill Lane bridge over Mother Brook in the town of Dedham and the city of Boston .......................$250,000


Human Resources Division.

1750-3829

For the state-wide labor/management committee pursuant to the provisions of article 25 of the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Alliance, AFSCME/SEIU, AFL-CIO (Units 8 and 10); provided, that this appropriation shall expire on June 30, 2001 .......................... $91,000

1750-3876

For the alternative dispute resolution and statewide training and career ladders programs pursuant to the provisions of articles 25 and 30, respectively, of the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Massachusetts Nurses Association (Unit 7); provided, that this appropriation shall expire on June 30, 2001 ........................ $114,000

1750-3897

For the wellness program pursuant to the provisions of the memorandum of understanding dated October 7, 1998, between the commonwealth and the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (Unit 4); provided, that this appropriation shall expire on June 30, 2001 .................. $25,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Office of the Secretary.

2000-0104

For the operational costs of certain environmental affairs agencies during Sail Boston 2000, so-called; provided, that the secretary of environmental affairs shall allocate funds appropriated herein to those agencies with direct responsibilities for environmental safety and law enforcement at said event and its related activities .....................$300,000

Department of Environmental Management.

2100-1123

For matching grants for the costs of design and planning associated with the rehabilitation, enhancement and upgrade of a department of environmental management parcel of property within the city of Holyoke surrounded by the Community Field/Scott Tower Public Park; provided, that funds appropriated herein shall be contingent upon a match of $1 in local or private funds for every dollar in state funds .................... $200,000

Metropolitan District Commission.

2443-2010

For the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation; provided, that said corporation shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 31, 2001 on the status and amounts of private fundraising as identified in the draft Zoo New England 2000 capital plan ..................... $5,000,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Division of Medical Assistance.

4000-0304

For disproportionate share hospital payment adjustments for inpatient services provided at pediatric specialty hospitals ...............$6,250,000

4000-0305

For the payment of certain rate settlements owed for rate years 1994 to 2000, inclusive, pursuant to sections 84, 85 and 86 of this act and for the purpose of making a non-recurring Medicaid payment of $4,500,000 to the Carney hospital in the city of Boston for disproportionate share costs, so-called .................. $9,000,000

Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.

4100-0066

For the purpose of awarding one-time grants in fiscal year 2001 to qualifying community health centers located in communities with demonstrated significant barriers to care or serving patients with unusually high acuity, notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary; provided, that criteria established by the division for the award of such grants shall be based on barriers to care in a community including, but not limited to, language, ethnicity, race, financial status, insurance status and patient acuity factors including, but not limited to, multi-system failures, psycho-social needs, endemic incidence of substance abuse and nutritional and dietary deficiencies underlying the disease process; provided further, that any documentation requested by the division to substantiate grant applications shall be made available by an applicant including, but not limited to, information about patient volume and demographics and the cost and types of services provided to patients; provided further, that such grants shall be awarded consistent with the recommendations of an advisory council consisting of the commissioner of the division of health care finance and policy, the commissioner of medical assistance, the commissioner of public health, the executive director of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, the executive director of Health Care for All, and the secretary of health and human services or the designees of any such member thereof; provided further, that said advisory group shall recommend to the division not later than September 1, 2000 the most efficacious means of awarding the grants authorized herein consistent with the provisions of this item; provided further, that said secretary shall chair the advisory group; and provided further that not more than $100,000 of the amount appropriated herein shall be expended by the division for the purposes of assisting centers applying for said grants or to pursue available federal technical assistance funding ....................... $7,000,000

4100-0067

For the purpose of awarding one-time grants to non-profit providers of elder care such as aging service access points, nursing facilities, home care providers, councils on aging, home health providers, adult day care providers, dementia-specific adult day care providers, and other charitable organizations for the elderly for equipment upgrades that directly improve patient care, and for the conversion or renovation of existing space or acquisition and construction costs of new physical plant space for the development of new programs, which support the continuum of care for the elderly, notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary; provided that such programs shall include, but not be limited to, assisted living facilities, congregate or shared housing facilities, shelters for abused or homeless elders, day care facilities, night care facilities, medical clinics, mental health or substance abuse clinics, geriatric psychiatry units, elder-to-work and teen-elder partnership cooperatives and respite care clinics; provided, that said grants shall be used for conversion or start-up costs rather than ordinary operating expenses; provided further, that preference among all applicants will be given to those serving low-income, under-served elderly populations; provided further, that preference on equipment purchase grants shall be given for the purchase of medical equipment; provided further, that grant awards shall not exceed the amount of $1,000,000 per recipient; provided further, that all applicants shall provide documentation requested by the division of health care finance and policy to substantiate requests for such grants including, but not limited to, information on the number of patients served and the cost and types of services provided to said patients, a detailed plan of expenditure uses, an overview of existing resources and projected revenue collections resulting from expansion; provided further, that an advisory group consisting of the secretary of health and human services, who shall chair the group, the commissioner of medical assistance, the commissioner of public health, the secretary of elder affairs, the executive director of the Massachusetts Extended Care Federation, the executive director of Mass Aging, Inc., the executive director of the Alzheimer's Association, the executive director of Mass Home Care, the executive director of Massachusetts Senior Action Council, Inc., the executive director of Health Care for All, the executive director of the American Association of Retired Persons, the executive director of the Home and Health Care Association of Massachusetts, and the executive director of the Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association, or the designees of any such member, shall recommend to the commissioner of health care finance and policy not later than 30 days after the effective date of this act the most efficacious means of awarding said grants, consistent with the provisions of this item; and provided further, that said commissioner shall establish award criteria for said grants consistent with the provisions of this item and the recommendations of said advisory group ..............$8,000,000

Department of Transitional Assistance.

4405-2010

For payment of prior fiscal year expenses for special grant recipients of the state supplemental security income program residing in rest homes; provided, that all expenditures made from this item shall be subject to the provisions of item 4405-2000 of section 2 of chapter 194 of 1998 ........................$250,000

Department of Social Services.

4800-0049

For the payment of group care prior year bills ......................$270,995

Department of Economic Development.

7007-0350

For manufacturing assistance services to be administered by the Massachusetts office of business development; provided, that said funds shall be expended to assist manufacturing extension services, alternative deployment pilot projects, total quality management projects, technology access programs, shop floor management projects, provided further, that said services shall include the operation of the Massachusetts manufacturing partnership ............................$875,000

Department of Education.

7061-9405

For the development of certificates of occupational proficiency for vocational school students .....................$100,000

University of Massachusetts.

7100-0201

For the purpose of providing permanent or temporary public safety and security enhancements to the University of Massachusetts' Boston campus in preparation for its housing of the 2000 Presidential Debate including, but not limited to, various infrastructure repairs and improvements, the purchase or rental of equipment to provide additional power and cooling for the debate site and any other expenditure intended to preserve the health and safety of a large crowd; provided, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to the prior approval of the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance on the Boston campus; and provided further, that appropriations made herein shall expire on June 30, 2001 ................$900,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Office of the Secretary.

8000-0005

For the costs of establishing a law enforcement memorial and a firefighters memorial; provided, that an amount not to exceed $250,000 shall be made available to the Massachusetts Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation, Inc., for the design, construction and maintenance of a memorial to law enforcement personnel killed in the line of duty as defined in section 100 of chapter 32 of the General Laws; and provided further, that an amount not to exceed $250,000 shall be allocated to the division of capital asset management and maintenance for the design, construction and maintenance of a memorial to firefighters killed in the line of duty .......................$500,000

8000-0017

For the operational costs of certain state public safety agencies during Sail Boston 2000, so-called; provided, that the secretary of public safety shall allocate funds appropriated herein to those state agencies with direct responsibilities for public safety and law enforcement at said event and its related activities ..................... $779,072

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

8800-2000

For a reserve payment to the cities and towns which sustained severe damage during tropical storm Floyd; provided, that all expenditures made from this item shall be certified and disbursed by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency .................... $2,230,000


LEGISLATURE.

Joint Legislature.

9750-0100

For the purposes of establishing an advisory committee to hire an independent consultant to evaluate the feasibility and fiscal implications of establishing a system of consolidated health care financing and streamlined health care delivery model accessible to every resident of the commonwealth, pursuant to section 32 of chapter 141 of the acts of 2000 ................$250,000

NO SECTION 2B.

SECTION 2C.I. For the purpose of making available in fiscal year 2001 balances of appropriations which otherwise would revert on June 30, 2000, the unexpended balances of the maintenance appropriations listed below, not to exceed the amount specified below for each item, are hereby re-appropriated for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2 of chapter 159 of the acts of 2000; provided, however, that for items which do not appear in said section 2 of said chapter 159, the amounts in this section are 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. Amounts in this section are re-appropriated from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in said section 2 of said chapter 159; provided, however, that for items which do not appear in said section 2 of said chapter 159, the amounts in this section are re-appropriated from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in section 2 or 2A or in prior appropriation acts. The sums re-appropriated herein shall be in addition to any amounts available for said purposes.

JUDICIARY.

0321-1500 ...................................... $651,933

0332-3900 ....................................... $51,211

0339-2100 ...................................... $130,000

District Attorneys.

0340-0700 ...................................... $287,896


SECRETARY OF STATE.

0526-0102 ...................................... $540,000


TREASURER AND RECEIVER-GENERAL.

Massachusetts Cultural Council.

0640-0300 ...................................... $280,000

Debt Service.

0699-9101 ................................... $28,750,000


STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

0900-0100 ........................................ $75,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Office of the Secretary.

1100-1100 ....................................... $300,000

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

1102-3204 ...................................... $8,353,680

1102-3206 ....................................... $400,000

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

1150-5100 .................................. $450,000

Department of Veterans' Services.

1410-0017 .................................. $569,000

1410-8999 .................................. $900,000

Reserves.

1599-0006 ................................. $1,759,823

1599-0033 ................................. $3,000,000

1599-0036 ................................. $1,246,436

1599-0050 ................................ $14,000,000

1599-0051 ................................. $2,000,000

1599-3384 ................................. $1,650,000

1599-3845 ................................. $1,821,864

1599-3942 .................................. $399,000

1599-3948 .................................. $351,000

1599-3949 ................................. $1,243,000

1599-3955 .................................. $945,000

1599-3956 .................................. $372,000

1599-3959 .................................. $161,000

1599-3960 ................................... $89,000

1599-3961 .................................. $456,000

1599-3962 .................................. $393,000

1599-3963 .................................. $539,000

1599-3964 .................................. $398,000

1599-3965 .................................. $938,000

1599-3966 ................................. $1,680,048

1599-3967 ................................. $3,973,000

1599-9150 ................................. $6,800,000

1599-9719 .................................. $300,000

1599-9953 .................................. $757,709

1599-9954 .................................. $250,000

Human Resources Division.

1750-0200 .................................. $200,000

1750-3829 ................................... $91,000

1750-3876 .................................. $114,000

1750-3897 ................................... $25,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

2000-0104 ...................................... $300,000

Department of Environmental Management.

2100-0005 .................................... $1,430,639

2100-1123 ...................................... $200,000

Department of Environmental Protection.

2200-0100 ....................................... $50,000

Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement.

2320-0200 ...................................... $992,000

2350-0100 ....................................... $25,000

Metropolitan District Commission.

2440-0010 .................................... $3,026,673

2440-0501 .................................... $1,562,803

2443-2010 .................................... $5,000,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Office of the Secretary.

4000-0107 ...................................... $113,460

Division of Medical Assistance.

4000-0304 ....................................... $6,250,000

4000-0305 ....................................... $9,000,000

Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.

4100-0066 ....................................... $7,000,000

4100-0067 ....................................... $8,000,000

Department of Public Health.

4590-0914 ......................................... $789,100

Department of Social Services.

4800-0015 ......................................... $294,000

Department of Mental Health.

5011-1102 ....................................... $3,800,000

5046-0000 ......................................... $225,000

Department of Mental Retardation.

5911-1102 ....................................... $1,808,489


OFFICE OF LABOR, EDUCATION AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

Department of Labor and Workforce Development.

7002-9500 ......................................... $100,000

7003-0700 ......................................... $225,000

7003-0701 ...................................... $10,319,832

7003-2000 ......................................... $100,000

Department of Housing and Community Development.

7004-0089 ....................................... $2,688,250

7004-0200 ......................................... $400,000

Division of Insurance.

7006-0020 ....................................... $1,200,000

Board of Registration in Medicine.

7006-0130 .................................. $200,000


DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

7007-0350 .................................. $875,000

7007-0400 .................................. $100,000

7007-0920 .................................. $664,652

7007-0950 ................................... $65,000

7007-0960 .................................. $259,406

7007-1000 .................................. $123,218

7007-1300 ................................... $19,455

Department of Education.

7061-9405 ................................ $100,000

7066-0009 ................................ $387,000

Board of Higher Education.

7077-2000 ................................ $499,434

University of Massachusetts.

7100-0201 ................................ $900,000

Community Colleges.

7514-0100 ................................ $20,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Office of the Secretary.

8000-0005 ................................ $500,000

8000-0017 ................................ $779,072

8001-1900 .............................. $1,955,000

Department of State Police.

8100-0063..............................$2,405,199

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

8800-2000 .............................. $2,230,000

Department of Correction.

8900-0019 .............................. $920,000

Sheriffs.

8910-0105 .............................. $474,000

8910-0107 .............................. $353,594

8910-0110 .............................. $231,000

8910-0145 .............................. $2,000,000

Parole Board.

8950-0001 .............................. $600,000


LEGISLATURE.

Joint Legislature.

9750-0100 .............................. $250,000


NO SECTION 2D.


SECTION 2E. 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, appropriations made herein shall expire on June 30, 2003.

SECRETARY OF STATE.

0511-0251

For the costs associated with installation of a new air cooling system in the Massachusetts Archives Building ................ $265,000


0526-0103

For a program of matching grants to units of municipal government and to private, nonprofit organizations for the preservation of historic properties, landscapes and sites; provided, that such funds shall be awarded in accordance with regulations promulgated by the state secretary in his capacity as chair of the Massachusetts historical commission; and provided further, that said regulations shall include preferences for historic properties, landscapes, and sites registered under the state register of historic places, as described pursuant to section 26C of chapter 9 of the General Laws ................ $5,000,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

1102-0048

For the demolition and remediation of certain properties in the commonwealth .........................$5,000,000

1102-0049

For the demolition and remediation of Aztec Industries, so-called .........................$481,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Reserves.

1599-0052

For a 20 per cent matching grant for construction costs of the Berkshire South Regional Community Center ........................ $1,000,000

1599-7102

For a reserve for transfer to the University of Massachusetts Building Authority to be expended, in conjunction with other funds of the authority or any other source, for the design and construction of an integrated science facility at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst or on behalf of a University affiliate in the city of Springfield, a life science research facility, as part of the pioneer valley life sciences initiative; provided further, that not less than 90 days prior to the expenditure of any funds from this item, said authority shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing the total project cost and a financing plan which shall detail the matching funds committed from federal, local and private sources; provided further, that said report shall include a memorandum of agreement between the University of Massachusetts, local medical research centers and other public or private entities in which all parties commit to a long-term plan for the operation of such facilities; and provided further, that said memorandum shall include, but not be limited to, provisions addressing the respective intellectual and other property rights and interests of the parties, the disbursement and assignment of profits, royalties and other benefits, and ethical rules and disclosure requirements of the public and private employees............$5,000,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Office of the Secretary.

2000-1997

For the dredging of lakes, ponds, rivers and other waterways located within the commonwealth ....................$10,000,000

2000-2120

For the maintenance, repair and beautification of the recreational assets in the commonwealth; provided, that grants from this item may be made to municipalities and non-profit organizations for the improvement of municipally-owned parks and playgrounds; provided further, that any such grants to municipalities or non-profits shall require matching funds of not less than 100 per cent ....................... $4,433,334

Department of Environmental Management.

2100-1122

For the costs of design, engineering and permitting for the restoration and rehabilitation of the Muddy river, so-called ............... $1,000,000

2100-3333

For the acquisition of property to preserve valuable shoreline and to protect undeveloped land located in the city of Beverly; provided, that funds shall be expended for the acquisition of the 12.3 acre Green Hill's property, so-called, which are adjacent to the Ayers Ryal Side Elementary school including property along the Bass River; and provided further, that funds be expended for the acquisition of the 14.5 acre Hill properties, so-called, which are adjacent to Sally Milligan Park and the Santin properties ..................$1,200,000

2120-7998

For repairs and improvements to the Falls dam in the town of North Attleborough .............................. $250,000

Department of Environmental Protection.

2200-0003

For reimbursements to municipalities, authorities, water pollution control districts or other entities pursuant to grants previously made under the authority of chapter 747 of the acts of 1970, chapter 406 of the acts of 1978, chapter 286 of the acts of 1982, chapter 723 of the acts of 1983, chapter 233 of the acts of 1984, chapter 786 of the acts of 1985, chapter 307 of the acts of 1987, and chapter 564 of the acts of 1987; provided, that said payments will be consistent with a payment schedule provided by the department of environmental protection ............... $4,090,360

Metropolitan District Commission.

2420-1420

For costs associated with the master plan for the Lower Neponset River; provided, that $550,000 shall be expended for Pope John Paul park phase II improvements; provided further, that $950,000 shall be expended for Park House improvements; provided further, that $950,000 shall be expended for the fishing pier, so-called; provided further, that $6,500,000 shall be expended for building demolition, soil remediation, landscaping and related design costs of the T and Schlager property, so-called; and provided further, that $7,500,000 shall be expended for the acquisition of the Sax Parcel, so-called ................$15,955,000

Department of Food and Agriculture.

2511-0110

For a reserve to reimburse cities and towns for the costs of acquisition of open space land for the purposes of conservation and recreation; provided, that each such reimbursement shall represent the commonwealth's total commitment in such acquisitions; and provided further that all expenditures for the agricultural preservation restrictions program be made pursuant to sections 11A to 11D, inclusive, of chapter 132A of the General Laws .................$2,000,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Massachusetts Soldiers' Home.

4180-0013

For the installation of an automated sprinkler system in the Quigley building at the Massachusetts soldiers' home .................$3,000,000

Department of Public Health.

4510-0120

For the start-up costs of new oral health clinics; provided, that the amount appropriated herein shall be made available as grants to community health centers that the department has identified to be in greatest need of such services; provided further, that each grant shall be of an amount sufficient to fully fund the start-up costs of a dental health program ................ $1,000,000

4590-0919

For the purchase, repair and maintenance of medical equipment at hospitals owned and operated by the department of public health; provided, that funds appropriated herein shall be made be available to the Soldiers' Home located in the city of Chelsea and the Soldiers' Home located in the town of Holyoke; provided further, that amounts funded in this item shall be one-time, non-recurring expenditures .................$7,000,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION.

6005-0021

For a one-time payment to the Martha's Vineyard Regional Transit Authority for the purchase of common carrier service rights of Island Transport, Inc. and Gay Head Sightseeing Co., Inc. ................ $1,800,000

Board of Library Commissioners.

7000-9995

For grants to cities and towns for approved public library projects as authorized by sections 19G to 19I, inclusive, of chapter 78 of the General Laws; provided, that such grants shall only be awarded for projects which have commenced after April 10, 1996 .................$12,000,000


EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

8000-0019

For a program of bulletproof vest reimbursement grants to be administered by the secretary of public safety; provided, that said program shall provide not less than 50 per cent reimbursement for the cost of bulletproof vests purchased on or after July 1, 2000, for police officers, full-time sworn personnel of the department of state police, and certain personnel of other agencies within the executive office of public safety as determined by said secretary; provided further, that all applicants for grants under this item shall submit documentation as required by said secretary as a condition of reimbursement; provided further, that funds awarded under said program may be used as state or local matching funds for the purpose of application for additional reimbursement under the federal Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 1998; and provided further, that the award of funds under this item shall be contingent upon the recipient having applied for reimbursement under said federal act ....................$5,000,000

Department of Fire Services.

8324-1009

For the purchase of equipment and materials for the hazardous material emergency response program ..................$1,400,000

SECTION 3. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, an additional $87,700,000 in revenues derived from the state lottery shall be distributed to the cities and towns as additional lottery revenues in accordance with the schedule listed below. After the final reconciliation of lottery revenues has occurred for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2000, if actual state lottery funds revenue growth exceeds the additional $87,700,000 distributed to cities and towns in accordance with the schedule listed below, such excess funds shall be carried forward into fiscal year 2001 and final adjustments of lottery distribution to cities and towns shall be made by the state treasurer by adjusting upward the second quarterly payment of fiscal year 2001, through the lottery formula, so-called, so as to distribute the excess. If actual state lottery fund growth falls short of the additional $87,700,000 distributed to cities and towns in accordance with the schedule listed below, final adjustments of lottery distribution to cities and towns shall be made by the state treasurer by adjusting downward the second quarterly payment of fiscal year 2001, through the lottery formula, so-called, so as to apportion the shortfall.

* * * * * *
ABINGTON 217,592 ACTON 145,715 ACUSHNET 163,424
ADAMS 192,190 AGAWAM 371,542 ALFORD 1,379
AMESBURY 221,995 AMHERST 880,477 ANDOVER 207,344
RLINGTON 458,756 ASHBURNHAM 86,018 ASHBY 47,439
ASHFIELD 20,280 ASHLAND 132,871 ATHOL 269,975
ATTLEBORO 665,211 AUBURN 185,952 AVON 37,487
AYER 73,144 BARNSTABLE 282,819 BARRE 91,480
BECKET 7,861 BEDFORD 101,490 BELCHERTOWN 173,275
BELLINGHAM 176,140 BELMONT 174,308 BERKLEY 69,511
BERLIN 18,266 BERNARDSTON 30,844 BEVERLY 436,034
BILLERICA 483,020 BLACKSTONE 144,778 BLANDFORD 12,391
BOLTON 18,709 BOSTON 6,659,579 BOURNE 152,533
BOXBOROUGH 26,526 BOXFORD 62,961 BOYLSTON 38,754
BRAINTREE 339,326 BREWSTER 54,748 BRIDGEWATER 399,862
BRIMFIELD 40,884 BROCKTON 2,256,009 BROOKFIELD 54,531
BROOKLINE 398,040 BUCKLAND 28,683 BURLINGTON 180,522
CAMBRIDGE 785,412 CANTON 167,940 CARLISLE 25,084
CARVER 182,011 CHARLEMONT 17,679 CHARLTON 140,175
CHATHAM 20,286 CHELMSFORD 373,688 CHELSEA 695,774
CHESHIRE 59,009 CHESTER 17,910 CHESTERFIELD 14,305
CHICOPEE 1,129,255 CHILMARK 497 CLARKSBURG 34,544
CLINTON 262,306 COHASSET 41,796 COLRAIN 29,029
CONCORD 99,485 CONWAY 17,803 CUMMINGTON 7,563
DALTON 106,401 DANVERS 211,507 DARTMOUTH 282,434
DEDHAM 228,034 DEERFIELD 52,784 DENNIS 70,092
DIGHTON 77,874 DOUGLAS 79,330 DOVER 21,974
DRACUT 460,098 DUDLEY 182,447 DUNSTABLE 23,854
DUXBURY 109,309 EAST BRIDGEWATER 173,836 EAST BROOKFIELD 26,605
EAST LONGMEADOW 146,439 EASTHAM 20,541 EASTHAMPTON 286,243
EASTON 246,737 EDGARTOWN 6,571 EGREMONT 5,686
ERVING 10,306 ESSEX 25,688 EVERETT 430,302
FAIRHAVEN 210,251 FALL RIVER 2,161,134 FALMOUTH 184,196
FITCHBURG 1,031,455 FLORIDA 7,451 FOXBOROUGH 165,138
FRAMINGHAM 753,442 FRANKLIN 267,391 FREETOWN 118,233
GARDNER 504,256 AQUINNAH 214 GEORGETOWN 71,303
GILL 25,674 GLOUCESTER 300,522 GOSHEN 8,583
GOSNOLD 77 GRAFTON 179,114 GRANBY 89,570
GRANVILLE 15,091 GREAT BARRINGTON 81,854 GREENFIELD 346,727
GROTON 84,821 GROVELAND 63,187 HADLEY 35,754
HALIFAX 99,466 HAMILTON 63,267 HAMPDEN 61,977
HANCOCK 3,125 HANOVER 117,775 HANSON 133,238
HARDWICK 41,726 HARVARD 183,020 HARWICH 55,440
HATFIELD 28,517 HAVERHILL 959,928 HAWLEY 3,645
HEATH 9,227 HINGHAM 143,668 HINSDALE 23,934
HOLBROOK 179,596 HOLDEN 191,589 HOLLAND 21,759
HOLLISTON 135,870 HOLYOKE 1,047,741 HOPEDALE 82,720
HOPKINTON 73,884 HUBBARDSTON 49,060 HUDSON 226,616
HULL 124,772 HUNTINGTON 35,152 IPSWICH 104,941
KINGSTON 109,304 LAKEVILLE 89,544 LANCASTER 94,030
LANESBOROUGH 30,267 LAWRENCE 3,025,963 LEE 57,723
LEICESTER 196,848 LENOX 39,738 LEOMINSTER 683,762
LEVERETT 22,850 LEXINGTON 165,198 LEYDEN 9,667
LINCOLN 47,510 LITTLETON 65,376 LONGMEADOW 139,031
LOWELL 2,878,388 LUDLOW 286,342 LUNENBURG 121,884
LYNN 2,005,469 LYNNFIELD 83,995 MALDEN 997,634
MANCHESTER 22,052 MANSFIELD 184,073 MARBLEHEAD 127,895
MARION 28,771 MARLBOROUGH 349,144 MARSHFIELD 227,135
MASHPEE 42,706 MATTAPOISETT 48,272 MAYNARD 128,462
MEDFIELD 88,113 MEDFORD 796,714 MEDWAY 123,999
MELROSE 338,695 MENDON 44,365 MERRIMAC 76,958
METHUEN 658,219 MIDDLEBOROUGH 283,432 MIDDLEFIELD 4,677
MIDDLETON 38,200 MILFORD 335,618 MILLBURY 203,008
MILLIS 96,360 MILLVILLE 38,154 MILTON 268,399
MONROE 495 MONSON 125,343 MONTAGUE 133,624
MONTEREY 2,940 MONTGOMERY 9,093 MOUNT WASHINGTON 382
NAHANT 34,294 NANTUCKET 8,642 NATICK 238,440
NEEDHAM 174,694 NEW ASHFORD 1,248 NEW BEDFORD 2,542,973
NEW BRAINTREE 13,525 NEW MARLBOROUGH 6,768 NEW SALEM 9,755
NEWBURY 49,685 NEWBURYPORT 157,147 NEWTON 497,280
NORFOLK 123,309 NORTH ADAMS 453,192 NORTH ANDOVER 202,975
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH 319,325 NORTH BROOKFIELD 94,573 NORTH READING 111,827
NORTHAMPTON 400,318 NORTHBOROUGH 115,782 NORTHBRIDGE 241,907
NORTHFIELD 37,772 NORTON 221,133 NORWELL 67,986
NORWOOD 293,108 OAK BLUFFS 9,407 OAKHAM 22,625
ORANGE 176,777 ORLEANS 22,349 OTIS 3,159
OXFORD 233,544 PALMER 190,069 PAXTON 52,636
PEABODY 507,133 PELHAM 18,370 PEMBROKE 185,998
PEPPERELL 148,320 PERU 10,703 PETERSHAM 13,390
PHILLIPSTON 25,121 PITTSFIELD 802,865 PLAINFIELD 5,494
PLAINVILLE 93,772 PLYMOUTH 511,177 PLYMPTON 30,279
PRINCETON* * * 34,852 PROVINCETOWN 14,437 QUINCY 1,201,994
RANDOLPH 483,184 RAYNHAM 111,557 READING 218,394
REHOBOTH 99,900 REVERE 764,512 RICHMOND 11,208
ROCHESTER 48,324 ROCKLAND 266,855 ROCKPORT 54,345
ROWE 711 ROWLEY 54,067 ROYALSTON 19,024
RUSSELL 25,262 RUTLAND* * 77,090 SALEM 508,925
SALISBURY 68,453 SANDISFIELD 2,705 SANDWICH 148,321
SAUGUS 264,767 SAVOY 9,662 SCITUATE 141,164
SEEKONK 128,511 SHARON 153,956 SHEFFIELD 24,156
SHELBURNE 26,493 SHERBORN 20,053 SHIRLEY 163,761
SHREWSBURY 275,198 SHUTESBURY 19,713 SOMERSET 167,154
SOMERVILLE 1,335,716 SOUTH HADLEY 281,668 SOUTHAMPTON 62,041
SOUTHBOROUGH 42,493 SOUTHBRIDGE 421,942 SOUTHWICK 102,701
SPENCER 227,846 SPRINGFIELD 4,379,085 STERLING 79,830
STOCKBRIDGE 11,206 STONEHAM 247,239 STOUGHTON 363,884
STOW 50,001 STURBRIDGE 96,520 SUDBURY 89,271
SUNDERLAND 54,442 SUTTON 83,174 SWAMPSCOTT 117,128
SWANSEA 186,317 TAUNTON 865,876 TEMPLETON 137,656
TEWKSBURY 315,415 TISBURY 12,148 TOLLAND 707
TOPSFIELD 45,742 TOWNSEND 144,851 TRURO 3,539
TYNGSBOROUGH 117,214 TYRINGHAM 1,296 UPTON 50,671
UXBRIDGE 155,090 WAKEFIELD 250,805 WALES 23,207
WALPOLE 221,865 WALTHAM 596,649 WARE 185,106
WAREHAM 232,429 WARREN 76,822 WARWICK 11,614
WASHINGTON 7,239 WATERTOWN 341,047 WAYLAND 70,219
WEBSTER 281,293 WELLESLEY 128,752 WELLFLEET 7,383
WENDELL 17,031 WENHAM 39,500 WEST BOYLSTON 81,284
WEST BRIDGEWATER 67,645 WEST BROOKFIELD 51,189 WEST NEWBURY 29,922
WEST SPRINGFIELD 386,949 WEST STOCKBRIDGE 10,395 WEST TISBURY 5,580
WESTBOROUGH 103,460 WESTFIELD 627,985 WESTFORD 156,249
WESTHAMPTON 16,442 WESTMINSTER 80,286 WESTON 36,916
WESTPORT 127,523 WESTWOOD 74,841 WEYMOUTH 812,166
WHATELY 13,357 WHITMAN 250,177 WILBRAHAM 134,261
WILLIAMSBURG 32,021 WILLIAMSTOWN 93,877 WILMINGTON 176,121
WINCHENDON 186,987 WINCHESTER 129,639 WINDSOR 7,647
WINTHROP 278,016 WOBURN 376,945 WORCESTER 3,829,027
WORTHINGTON 13,158 WRENTHAM 98,475 YARMOUTH 166,006

SECTION 4. Subsection (d) of section 16D of chapter 6A of the General Laws, inserted by section 1 of chapter 141 of the acts of 2000, is hereby amended by striking out the fourth sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-

The committee shall consist of one person who shall represent Health Care for All; one person who shall represent the Massachusetts Medical Society; one person who shall represent the Massachusetts Association of Health Maintenance Organizations; one person who shall represent Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, one person who shall represent the Associated Industries of Massachusetts; one person who shall represent the Massachusetts Nurses Association; one person who shall represent the Massachusetts Hospital Association; one person who shall represent the Ad Hoc Committee to Defend Health Care; and seven members to be appointed by the board, one of whom shall represent a mental health consumer advocacy organization; one of whom shall represent a senior citizen organization; one of whom shall represent an organization representing the disabled and chronically ill; one of whom shall represent community health centers; one of whom shall represent the Massachusetts Healthcare purchaser group; one of whom shall represent the Life Insurance Association of Massachusetts; and one of whom shall represent a utilization review organization not otherwise represented.

SECTION 5. Chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out section 35S, as appearing in the 1998 Official Edition, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 35S. There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund, to be administered by the commissioner of education, which shall be known as the Teacher, Principal and Superintendent Quality Endowment Fund. The fund shall consist of all revenues from public and private sources as appropriations, gifts, grants and donations and from the federal government as reimbursements, grants-in-aid or other receipts to further the purposes of the fund in accordance with sections 19B, 19C and 19E of chapter 15A. All revenues credited to the fund under this section shall remain in the fund and shall be expended without further appropriation for applications pursuant to said sections 19B, 19C and 19E of said chapter 15A. The state treasurer shall deposit and invest monies in said fund in accordance with sections 34, 34A and 38 of chapter 29 in such a manner as to secure the highest rate of return available consistent with the safety of the fund. The fund shall be expended only for the purposes stated in said sections 19B, 19C and 19E of said chapter 15A at the direction of the commissioner. The state treasurer shall structure expenditures from the fund to ensure that not less than $70,000,000 or the total dollar value of funds appropriated or transferred into the fund by the general court, whichever is greater, remains in the fund at all times. On February 1 of each year, the state treasurer shall notify the commissioner of the projected investment earnings available for expenditure from the fund for the upcoming fiscal year. Not more than 42 per cent of the projected investment earnings of the fund shall be expended for the purposes stated in said section 19C of said chapter 15A in each fiscal year, and not more than 15 per cent shall be expended for the purposes stated in said section 19E of said chapter 15A.

SECTION 6. Chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 35T the following section:-

Section 35U. There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the MBTA Infrastructure Renovation Fund for the purpose of supplementing amounts available to the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority for infrastructure improvements. There shall be credited to said fund amounts appropriated to or otherwise transferred to said fund and any interest earned thereon which shall be made available by the state treasurer to said authority without further appropriation. The monies shall be expended exclusively by said authority for the costs of design, acquisition, renovation, construction, reconstruction, and other improvements necessary for public safety and convenience. The monies shall be expended exclusively on improvements to facilities and transit lines not included in the five-year capital spending plan of the authority in effect on July 1, 2000 including, but not limited to, platform reconstruction, efforts to ensure compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, elevators, escalators, waterproofing, fare gates, signage, lighting and other major structural improvements, but shall not be expended for operating and maintenance costs nor for the acquisition of rolling stock. Any unexpended balance in said fund on said June 30, 2005 shall be transferred to thegeneral fund.

SECTION 7. Chapter 15A of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 19D the following section:-

Section 19E. There shall be a principal and superintendent recruitment program for recruiting and training as principals and superintendents in public schools individuals from other professions who have the skills, experience and talent to be outstanding school principals and superintendents, but who do not meet the existing statutory and regulatory requirements to serve as principals and superintendents. The program shall include the use of financial incentives and other methods for recruiting candidates and innovative methods for providing the necessary training.

The board of education shall promulgate regulations, where necessary, for the effective implementation of the program. The board shall establish standards that individuals who participate in the program shall meet to be authorized to serve as principals or superintendents. If the board determines that existing statutory or regulatory requirements for such service interfere with attracting highly qualified individuals from other professions who meet the standards established by the board, it may exempt such individuals from such requirements.

SECTION 8. Section 2C of chapter 29 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1998 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out in lines 35 to 38, inclusive, the words "; and for the payment of amounts appropriated for the commonwealth's cost of net county court costs in accordance with the provisions of chapter twenty-nine A".

SECTION 9. Section 34 of said chapter 29, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 8, the words "descriptive rating of (c) or (d)" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- descriptive rating of (d) or (e).

SECTION 10. Section 34A of said chapter 29, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 12, the words "descriptive rating of (c) or (d)" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- descriptive rating of (d) or (e).

SECTION 11. Section 6 of chapter 29C of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 32, the figure "$20,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $45,000,000.

SECTION 12. Section 18 of said chapter 29C, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in line 129, the figure "$9,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $17,000,000.

SECTION 13. Subparagraph (a) of paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of section 2 of chapter 62 of the General Laws, as appearing in section 64 of chapter 127 of the acts of 1999, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- For purposes of this subsection, any Part A net capital loss shall first be applied to any Class B net capital gain, then to any Class C net capital gain, then to any Class D net capital gain, then to any Class E net capital gain, then to any Class F net capital gain and then to any Class G net capital gain.

SECTION 14. Subparagraph (b) of said paragraph (2) of said subsection (c) of said section 2 of said chapter 62, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- For purposes of this subsection, any Part A net capital gain shall first be offset by any Class B net capital loss, then by any Class C net capital loss, then by any Class D net capital loss, then by any Class E net capital loss, then by any Class F net capital loss and then by any Class G net capital loss.

SECTION 15. Paragraph (I) of subsection (e) of said section 2 of said chapter 62, inserted by section 67 of said chapter 127, is hereby amended by striking out subparagraph (1) and inserting in place thereof the following subparagraph:-

(1) Each class of net capital loss for the year shall be applied against the other class's net capital gains included in Part C gross income in the following order: Class B net capital gain shall first be offset by any Class C net capital loss, then by any Class D net capital loss, then by any Class E net capital loss, then by any Class F net capital loss and then by any Class G net capital loss. Class C net capital gain shall first be offset by the remainder of any Class B net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class D net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class E net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class F net capital loss and then by the remainder of any Class G net capital loss. Class D net capital gain shall first be offset by the remainder of any Class B net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class C net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class E net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class F net capital loss and then by the remainder of any Class G net capital loss. Class E net capital gain shall first be offset by the remainder of any Class B net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class C net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class D net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class F net capital loss and then by the remainder of any Class G net capital loss. Class F net capital gain shall first be offset by the remainder of any Class B net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class C net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class D net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class E net capital loss and then by the remainder of any Class G net capital loss. Class G net capital gain shall first be offset by the remainder of any Class B net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class C net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class D net capital loss, then by the remainder of any Class E net capital loss and then by the remainder of any Class F net capital loss. The amount of any class of net capital loss that remains after the foregoing offsets, reduced by the amount of such loss that is deducted under subparagraph (b) of paragraph (2) of subsection (c), shall be Part C capital loss within the same class in the succeeding taxable year.

SECTION 16. Subparagraph (2) of said paragraph (I) of said subsection (e) of said section 2 of said chapter 62, as so inserted, is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:-

Class B, C, D, E, F and G net gains shall be reduced by any remaining excess of the deductions allowable under subsection (d) over the Part B gross income, after applying the excess of each class's net capital loss against other class's net capital gains in accordance with subparagraph (1) of paragraph (I) and after applying such excess Part B deductions against Part A gross income in accordance with paragraph (1) of subsection (c).

SECTION 17. Chapter 120 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1998 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out section 23 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 23. The department may act as guardian for a child under 18 years of age in its charge who has neither parent living, or of whom neither parent can be located, and for whom no guardian has been appointed. In such instances, the department may act with all the power and authority conferred by chapter 201, except that once a guardian is appointed, the powers herein conferred shall cease. The department may, without need for parent or guardian approval, serve as the fully authorized representative of a child in its charge not living with his parents or guardian for the purpose of completing and submitting an application on the child's behalf to the division of medical assistance for benefits or assistance under chapter 118E or to the department of transitional assistance for benefits or assistance which said department is authorized to provide under chapter 18.

SECTION 18. Paragraph (9) of section 129B of chapter 140 of the General Laws as appearing in the 1998 Official Edition is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence.

SECTION 19. Said section 129B of said chapter 140, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by striking out, in line 174, the words "to an applicant born".

SECTION 20. Chapter 149 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking section 44E, inserted by section 143 of chapter 127 of the acts of 1999, and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 44E. The commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance may procure construction contracts for the renovation or repair of the state house and the historic Suffolk County courthouse in accordance with the provisions of this section.

The procurement of a contract for the renovation or repair of the state house or the historic Suffolk County courthouse shall be deemed a building project for purposes of section 39A of chapter 7.

When the commissioner procures a contract for the renovation or repair of the state house or the historic Suffolk County courthouse as authorized by this section, the commissioner shall solicit competitive sealed proposals through issuance of a request for proposals. The request shall include:

(1) the time and date by which proposals shall be received, the address of the office to which the proposals shall be delivered and the maximum time for proposal acceptance by the division;

(2) the purchase description and all criteria that shall be utilized in evaluating proposals;

(3) all contractual terms and conditions applicable to the procurement but the contract may incorporate by reference a plan submitted by the selected offeror for renovating or repairing the state house or the historic Suffolk County courthouse;

(4) a notice stating that every proposal shall be accompanied by a copy of an appropriate certificate of eligibility issued by the commissioner pursuant to section 44D, together with an update statement; and

(5) a notice stating that every proposal shall be accompanied by a certification that the offeror is able to furnish labor that can work in concert with all other elements of labor employed or to be employed at the state house or the historic Suffolk County courthouse.

The request for proposals may incorporate documents by reference so long as the request for proposals specifies where prospective offerors may obtain such documents. The request for proposals shall provide for the separate submission of a price proposal and shall indicate when and how an offeror shall submit the price proposal. The division shall make copies of the request for proposals available to all persons on an equal basis.

Public notice of the request for proposals for the renovation or repair of the state house or the historic Suffolk County courthouse shall be published in accordance with the provisions of section 44J.

The division shall not open the proposals publicly, but shall open them in the presence of at least one witness at the time specified in the request for proposals. Notwithstanding section 7 of chapter 4, until the completion of the evaluation or until the time for acceptance specified in the request for proposals, whichever occurs earlier, the contents of the proposals shall remain confidential and shall not be disclosed to competing offerors. At the opening of proposals the division shall prepare a register of proposals. The register of proposals shall be open for public inspection. The division shall open the price proposals at a later time and shall open the price proposals in a manner that ensures that the content of the price proposals is not disclosed to the individuals evaluating the proposals on the basis of criteria other than price.

The division shall designate the individuals responsible for the evaluation of the proposals on the basis of criteria other than price. The designated individuals shall prepare their evaluations based solely on the criteria set forth in the request for proposals. Such criteria shall include all standards by which acceptability shall be determined as to quality, workmanship, results of inspections and tests, and suitability for a particular purpose, and shall also include all other measures that shall be utilized. The evaluations shall specify in writing:

(1) for each evaluation criterion, a rating of each proposal as highly advantageous, advantageous, not advantageous or unacceptable, and the reasons for such rating;

(2) a composite rating for each proposal and the reasons for such rating; and

(3) recommendations for revisions, if any, to each proposed plan for the renovation or repair of the state house or the historic Suffolk County courthouse which shall be obtained by negotiation prior to awarding the contract to the offeror of the proposal.

The division shall unconditionally accept a proposal except as provided by this paragraph. An offeror may correct, modify or withdraw a proposal by written notice received in the office designated in the request for proposals prior to the time and date set for the opening of proposals. After such opening, an offeror may not change the price or any other provisions of the proposal in a manner prejudicial to the interests of the division or fair competition. The division shall waive minor informalities or allow the offeror to correct them. If a mistake and the intended offer are clearly evident on the face of the document, the division shall correct the mistake to reflect the intended correct offer and so notify the offeror in writing, and the offeror may not withdraw the offer. The division may permit an offeror to withdraw an offer if a mistake is clearly evident on the face of the document but the intended correct offer is not similarly evident.

Taking into consideration price and the evaluation criteria set forth in the request for proposals, the commissioner shall determine the most advantageous proposal from a responsible, responsive and eligible offeror. If a responsible, responsive and eligible offeror submits the lowest price and has received a composite rating of highly advantageous on the basis of criteria other than price, then the commissioner shall determine that offeror's proposal to be the most advantageous proposal. If the offeror who submits the lowest price has not received a composite rating of highly advantageous on the basis of criteria other than price, then the commissioner may, but shall not be required to, determine that the lowest price proposal from among those proposals that have received a composite rating of highly advantageous on the basis of criteria other than price, is the most advantageous proposal. The commissioner may condition an award on successful negotiation of any revisions recommended in the evaluation and shall explain in writing the reasons for omitting any such revisions from the contract. The division shall award the contract by written notice to the selected offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the request for proposals. The parties may extend the time for acceptance by mutual agreement.

If the commissioner awards the contract to an offeror who did not submit the lowest price, the commissioner shall explain the reasons for the award in writing, specifying in reasonable detail the basis for determining that the anticipated performance of the selected offeror justifies the additional cost, and the division shall maintain such explanation in its files for at least six years from the date of final payment under the contract.

Prior to execution of a contract pursuant to this section, the selected offeror shall furnish to the division a payment bond and a performance bond of a surety company qualified to issue bonds in the commonwealth and satisfactory to the division each in the sum of the contract price.

SECTION 20A. Clause 3 of subsection (d) of section 14 of chapter 151A of the General Laws, as appearing in the 1998 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding the following sentence:- Benefits shall not be charged to the employer's account and shall be charged to the solvency account if an individual receives unemployment benefits under section 24B.

SECTION 20B. Said chapter 151A is hereby further amended by inserting after section 24A the following:-

Section 24B. (a) An individual who is on a leave of absence from his employer or who left employment to be with the individual's child during the first year of life or during the first year following placement of the child with the individual for adoption shall be eligible to receive unemployment benefits under this section, shall not be denied unemployment benefits under paragraphs (c) and (e) of section 25 for refusing suitable work or for voluntarily leaving employment and shall be deemed to have met the requirements of clause (b) of the first paragraph of section 24. In order to collect unemployment benefits beyond the amount set forth in subsection (b) of this section, the individual shall not be subject to disqualification under paragraphs (c) and (e) of section 25 and shall meet the requirements of said clause (b) of said first paragraph of said section 24.

(b) Benefits payable to an individual under this section shall be paid for each week of leave or unemployment in an amount not to exceed 12 times the weekly benefit rate plus dependency benefits payable under section 29. Benefits payable to an individual under this section shall be deducted from the total benefits payable to such individual in the same benefit year under subsection (a) of section 30. The receipt of benefits under this section shall toll the application period for approved benefits during training under subsection (c) of said section 30.

(c) The following payments shall cause a reduction, in the same amount as the payments, to the total amount of unemployment benefits for which the individual is otherwise eligible under this section:

(1) any payment from the employer resulting from a birth or adoption described in subsection (a) of this section; and

(2) any payment resulting from a birth or adoption described in subsection (a) of this section from a disability insurance plan contributed to by the individual's employer, in proportion to the employer's contribution to such plan.

(d) Nothing stated herein shall interfere with any greater rights or benefits under the terms of a collective bargaining agreement or other employment agreement between the employee and the employing unit, nor shall the payment of unemployment benefits under this section require an employer not covered under 29 U.S.C. { 2601 or under 105D of chapter 149 to provide a job-protected leave.

SECTION 20C. Subsection (g) of section 62A of said chapter 151A, as appearing in the 1998 Official Edition, is amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- Each employer shall post at each site operated by the employer, in a conspicuous place accessible to all employees, the following information: the name and mailing address of the employer, the identification number assigned to the employer by the division, instructions on how to file a claim for unemployment compensation, the address and telephone number of the regional office of the division located nearest to the work site, the telephone number of the teleclaim information line and a description of the availability of unemployment benefits under section 24B.

SECTION 20D. Said subsection (g) of said section 62A of said chapter 151A, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by adding the following sentence:- Each employer shall provide to each employee at the beginning of employment and whenever an employee requests a leave for birth or for adoption a form provided by the deputy director describing the availability of unemployment benefits under section 24B.

SECTION 21. Chapter 180 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 17J the following section:-

Section 17K. Deductions on payroll schedules may be made from the salary of a state employee for the payment of the cost of near-site parking fees for state employees whose work location lacks adequate public transportation, for on-site state employer-provided day care fees and for other state employer-provided benefits. Any categories of payroll deductions established under this section for such other state employer-provided benefits shall be approved by the comptroller as appropriate payroll deductions. The state treasurer, the common paymaster as defined in section 133 of chapter 175, shall deduct from the salary of state employees the full amount for such near-site parking fees, on-site day care fees and fees for any such other state employer-provided benefits as are established pursuant to this section.

SECTION 22. Section 3 of chapter 209A of the General Laws, as appearing in section 155 of chapter 127 of the acts of 1999, is hereby amended by striking out clause (g) and inserting in place thereof, the following clause:-

(g) ordering information in the case record to be impounded in accordance with court rule;.

SECTION 23. Clause (i) of said section 3 of said chapter 209A, as appearing in the 1998 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the fourth paragraph and inserting in place thereof, the following paragraph:-

The court may modify its order at any subsequent time upon motion by either party. When the plaintiff's address is inaccessible to the defendant as provided in section 8 of this chapter and the defendant has filed a motion to modify the court's order, the court shall be responsible for notifying the plaintiff. In no event shall the court disclose any such inaccessible address.

SECTION 24. Section 8 of chapter 209A of the General Laws, as most recently amended by section 156 of chapter 127 of the acts of 1999, is hereby amended by striking out the first and third paragraphs and adding the following paragraph:-

The plaintiff's residential address, residential telephone number and workplace name, address and telephone number, contained within the court records of cases arising out of an action brought by a plaintiff under the provisions of this chapter, shall be confidential and withheld from public inspection, except by order of the court, except that the plaintiff's residential address and workplace address shall appear on the court order and accessible to the defendant and the defendant's attorney unless the plaintiff specifically requests that this information be withheld from the order. All confidential portions of the records shall be accessible at all reasonable times to the plaintiff and plaintiff's attorney, to others specifically authorized by the plaintiff to obtain such information, and to prosecutors, victim-witness advocates as defined in section 1 of chapter 258B, domestic violence victim's counselors as defined in section 20K of chapter 233, sexual assault counselors as defined in section 20J of chapter 233, and law enforcement officers, if such access is necessary in the performance of their duties. The provisions of this paragraph shall apply to any protection order issued by another jurisdiction, as defined in section 1, that is filed with a court of the commonwealth pursuant to section 5A. Such confidential portions of the court records shall not be deemed to be public records under the provisions of clause twenty-sixth of section 7 of chapter 4.

SECTION 25. Section 10 of chapter 218 of the General Laws, as appearing in section 268 of chapter 159 of the acts of 2000, is hereby amended by striking out, after the words "second district court of Bristol;" the following words:- district court of Lowell.

SECTION 25A. Said section 10 of said chapter 218, as so appearing, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words "fourth district court of Plymouth," the following words:- district court of Lowell.

SECTION 26. Item 7220-0961 in section 2 of chapter 267 of the acts of 1995, as amended by Section 21 of Chapter 55 of the Acts of 1999, is hereby amended by striking out the figure "$9,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the figure "$13,000,000".

SECTION 27. Section 2 of chapter 189 of the a cts of 1998 is hereby amended by striking out item number "0330-2207" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 0330-2204.

SECTION 28. The second sentence of section 1 of chapter 289 of the acts of 1998 is hereby amended by striking out the figure "2000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 2003.

SECTION 29. Item 7007-0210 of section 2A of chapter 297 of the acts of 1998 is hereby amended by striking out the figure "$30,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $30,409,610.

SECTION 30. Section 2A of chapter 55 of the acts of 1999 is hereby amended by striking out the item number "0511-0250" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 0511-0251.

SECTION 31. Said section 2A of said chapter 55 is hereby further amended by striking out the item number "1100-1400" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 1100-1401.

SECTION 32. Said section 2A of said chapter 55 is hereby further amended by striking out the item number "1102-3204" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 1102-3203.

SECTION 33. Item 7000-3993 of said section 2A of said chapter 55 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; and provided further, that not more than $32,500 of the sum appropriated herein may be expended by the board for administrative costs attributable to planning and design and construction application grant rounds for the Massachusetts public library construction program, including the costs of temporary personnel.

SECTION 34. Said section 2A of said chapter 55 is hereby further amended by striking out the item number "7066-0011" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 7066-0013.

SECTION 35. Section 2E of said chapter 55 is hereby amended by striking out the item number "8100-0001" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 8100-0021.

SECTION 36. Section 2A of chapter 68 of the acts of 1999 is hereby amended by striking out the item number "8910-0106" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 8910-0160.

SECTION 37. Section 2C.II of said chapter 68 is hereby amended by striking out the item number "8910-0106" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 8910-0160.

SECTION 38. Section 2 of chapter 127 of the acts of 1999 is hereby amended by striking out the item number "0526-0101" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 0526-0102.

SECTION 39. Item 0526-0102 of said section 2 of said chapter 127, as amended by section 138, is hereby amended by adding the following words:- and, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all in-kind contributions made to the Stetson Hall project, on or after January 1, 1998, shall be included as part of the matching funds provided by the town of Randolph for said project.

SECTION 40. Said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby further amended by striking out the item number "1410-8998" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 1410-8999.

SECTION 41. Item 4000-0310 of said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided further, that the federal financial participation received from claims filed by the division, pursuant to an agreement specifically referencing this line item language, for the costs of outreach and eligibility activities performed by certain hospitals or by community health centers which are funded in part or in whole by federally permissible in-kind services or provider donations from said hospitals or health centers, shall be credited to this item and may be expended without further appropriation, in an amount specified in said agreement between the division and each donating provider hospital or health center; and provided further, that the federal financial participation received from claims filed by the division based on in-kind administrative services related to outreach and eligibility activities performed by certain community organizations, under the auspices of the so-called "covering kids initiative" and in accordance with the federal revenue criteria set forth in 45 CFR 74.23 or any other federal regulation which provides a basis for federal financial participation, shall be credited to this item and may be expended, without further appropriation, on administrative services including those covered under an agreement between the division and the organizations participating in said initiative.

SECTION 42. Said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby further amended by striking out item 4000-0320 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

4000-0320

The division of medical assistance may expend an amount not to exceed $75,000,000 from the monies received from recoveries of any prior year expenditures and collections from liens, estate recoveries, third party recoveries, drug rebates, accident and trauma recoveries, case mix recoveries, computer audits, insurance recoveries, provider overpayment recoveries, bankruptcy settlements, masspro and healthpro refunds, medicaid fraud returns, data match returns, Medicare appeals and program and utilization review audits; provided, that any revenues collected by the division that are not attributable to the aforementioned categories shall be deposited in the general fund and shall be tracked separately therein; provided further, that additional categories of recoveries and collections may be credited to this item after providing written notice to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be used for the purposes of items 4000-0300, 4000-0308, 4000-0309, 4000-0310 or 4000-0325; provided further, that expenditures from this item shall be limited solely to payments for the provision of medical care and assistance rendered in the current fiscal year; and provided further, that the division shall file quarterly with the house and senate committees on ways and means, a report delineating the amount of current year rebates from pharmaceutical companies or other current year collections which are being used to supplement current year expenditures ..............$75,000,000

SECTION 43. Item 4400-1000 of said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by striking out the words

    "General Fund ......................................... 66.0%

    Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund ................ 34.0%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

    General Fund ...................... 83.0%

    Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund .................... 17.0%.

SECTION 44. Item 4400-1100 of said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by striking out the words

    "General Fund .................. 66.0%

    Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund ............ 34.0%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

    General Fund ............... 83.0%

    Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund ...................... 17.0%.

SECTION 45. Item 4400-9999 of said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by striking out the words

    "General Fund .............. 66.0%

    Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund ........... 34.0%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

    General Fund ................ 83.0%

    Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund ..................... 17.0%.

SECTION 46. Item 4403-2110 of said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by striking out the words

    "Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund .................. 80.0%

    General Fund .................. 20.0%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

    Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund ................... 65.0%

    General Fund .................... 35.0%.

SECTION 47. Item 4403-2120 of said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by striking out the words

    "Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund ..................... 57.0%

    General Fund ............... 43.0%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

    Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund ................... 55.0%

    General Fund ................ 45.0%.

SECTION 48. Item 5046-0000 of said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by inserting after the words "December 1, 1999" the following words:- ; provided further, that an additional $225,000 shall be expended for Dimock community health center's transitions of Boston clubhouse program, so-called.

SECTION 49. Said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby further amended by striking out the item number "6037-0010" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 6037-0011.

SECTION 50. Item 7004-0089 of said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by inserting after the words "in the town of Framingham" the following words:- for expenses incurred in fiscal year 1999 and fiscal year 2000.

SECTION 51. Item 7007-0400 of said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by striking out the words "provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts venture corporation in the Pioneer Valley region" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts venture corporation in the Pioneer Valley region.

SECTION 52. Item 7007-1300 of said section 2 of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by striking out the following words:- ; provided further, that said grant shall be subject to 100 per cent match funds, of which not less than 50 per cent shall be in the form of cash.

SECTION 53. Section 2B of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by striking out the item number "7053-2101" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 7053-2121.

SECTION 54. Section 2D of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by striking out the item number "7027-9124" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 7027-9125.

SECTION 55. Said section 2D of said chapter 127 is hereby further amended by striking out the item number "7027-9732" and inserting in place thereof the following item number:- 7010-9732.

SECTION 56. The first sentence of section 250 of said chapter 127 is hereby amended by striking out the figure "$32,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $104,000,000.

SECTION 56A. Said first sentence of said section 25 of said chapter 127 is hereby further amended by inserting after the words "disproportionate share payments" the following words:- and service rate payments.

SECTION 57. Said chapter 127 is hereby further amended by inserting after section 271 the following section:-

Section 271A. Notwithstanding any special or general law to the contrary, the division of medical assistance may pay to the publicly owned and operated nursing facility located in the city of Cambridge, an amount up to $670,000 from the medical assistance intergovernmental transfer account within the Uncompensated Care Trust Fund for the intergovernmental transfer component of medicaid payments to the facility. Such medicaid payment shall be established in accordance with Title XIX of the Social Security Act, or any successor federal statute, any regulations promulgated thereunder, the medicaid state plan, and the terms and conditions of an agreement reached with the division. Such payment shall be for unique and extraordinary mandated costs of the facility. No funds shall be expended unless a public entity is legally obligated to make an intergovernmental funds transfer to the division for deposit into said medical assistance intergovernmental transfer account in an amount specified in an agreement with such entity which amount shall not be less than 50 per cent of the amount of payments made pursuant to the provisions of this section. All revenues generated pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be credited to said medical assistance intergovernmental transfer account. An accounting of such payments shall be reported quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means.

SECTION 58. Item 0332-3900 in section 2 of chapter 159 of the acts of 2000 is hereby amended by striking out the words "one additional assistant clerk" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- two additional assistant clerks.

SECTION 59. Item 0332-7500 in said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words "an assistant chief probation officer" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- an additional probation officer.

SECTION 60. Said item 0332-7500 in said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure "785,329" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 776,629.

SECTION 61. Item 2350-0100 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by inserting after the words "Cape Ann Dive Team;" the following words:- provided further, that not more than $25,000 shall be made available for the Beverly Dive Team;.

SECTION 62. Item 4000-0300 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by adding the following proviso:-

; and provided further, that the division may expend an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 for the purpose of enhancing outreach efforts to uninsured families and children as provided under the federal Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996, by entering into contracts with the Massachusetts Hospital Association and the League of Community Health Centers, or their members, for the purpose of providing such outreach, and may retain and expend for purposes of this item all federal revenues received as a result of expenditures under such contracts.

SECTION 63. Said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby further amended by striking out item 4000-1000 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

4000-1000

For the purpose, notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, of making non-recurring payments to acute care hospitals for inpatient and outpatient services; provided, that of the amount appropriated herein, not less than $15,000,000 shall be paid for said purpose, not more than $10,000,000 may be made available for non-recurring payments to financially distressed hospitals; provided further, that the division shall collaborate with the division of health care finance and policy and the department of public health to determine the methodology by which to make such payments; provided further, that said division shall make such payments in a manner designed to achieve the greatest possible gains in patient care and public health, while maximizing federal financial participation; provided further, that said methodology shall take into account such factors as negative operating margins, insufficient cash flow and the likelihood of closure or loss of critical community services in identifying financially distressed hospitals; provided further, that said payments shall commence for the hospital fiscal year beginning October 1, 2000 and shall be completely payable within state fiscal year 2001; provided further, that said division shall file a report not later than September 1, 2000 with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing: (i) the methodology used to determine such payments; (ii) the amount projected to be paid to each such acute care hospital in state fiscal year 2001; and (iii) the projected impact of such payments on patient care and the promotion of public health at each such facility; provided further, that any and all federal financial participation generated by said payments shall be credited by the comptroller to the Medical Security Trust Fund, established pursuant to subsection (k) of section 14G of chapter 151A of the General Laws; provided further, that an independent consultant, appointed and approved by the speaker of the house of representatives, the president of the senate, and the governor, shall conduct a study of medicaid reimbursement rates paid to acute hospitals, non-acute hospitals and community health centers licensed by the department of public health; provided further, that said study shall include (i) a review of medicaid reimbursement rates to said hospitals and health centers from fiscal years 1992 to 2001, inclusive; (ii) a comparison of said rates to said hospitals and health centers in relation to the costs said hospitals incur in delivering services to medicaid beneficiaries; (iii) an evaluation of the adequacy of changes in such rates during said fiscal years compared with inflation in the costs of delivering care incurred by said hospitals and health centers, and other economic factors which may impact said hospital's operating margins; and (iv) a review and analysis of medicaid reimbursement rates to said hospitals and health centers compared to medicaid payment rates to such facilities made by other states; provided further, that said independent consultant shall not have a financial interest in the hospitals or health centers under review; provided further, that said independent consultant shall consult with the division of medical assistance and the division of health care finance and policy and various health care providers and advocacy organizations in conducting said study; provided further, that said independent consultant shall file the initial findings of said study, which shall include an estimate of the aggregate cost of any recommended funding enhancements, with the secretary of administration and finance, the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate, and the senate and house committees on ways and means on or before October 15, 2000; provided further, that said secretary shall submit a plan detailing the process for implementing the findings of said study with the senate and house committees on ways and means on or before December 15, 2000; and provided further, that said independent consultant shall be funded from this item ............. $25,000,000

SECTION 64. Item 7004-0200 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by inserting after the words "Duxbury and Pembroke," the following words:- provided further, that a $200,000 grant shall be provided to the town of Adams; provided further, that a $200,000 grant shall be provided to the town of Hanson;.

SECTION 65. Said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out item 7004-9108 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

7004-9108

For urban revitalization and development projects authorized pursuant to section 54 of chapter 121B of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of sections 53 or 57 of said chapter 121B to the contrary, such funds may be provided to any agency of a city or town designated by the chief executive officer to act on behalf of the city or town; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions the sections 55 or 57 of said chapter 121B, not more than $700,000 shall be expended for a matching grant to the city of Fitchburg for the urban renewal program; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions the sections 55 or 57 of said chapter 121B, not more than $500,000 shall be expended for a grant to the Acre Urban Revitalization and Development Project, so-called, in the city of Lowell for redevelopment and infrastructure costs; and provided further, that no new commitments shall be entered into during fiscal year 2001, except as otherwise provided herein ................ $3,641,500

    Local Aid Fund ........ 100.0%

SECTION 66. Item 7007-0950 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by inserting after the words "tribal museum in Mashpee;" the following words:- provided further, that not more than $65,000 shall be expended as a grant for memorial park in the historic Native American district in the town of Mashpee;.

SECTION 67. Item 7061-0019 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- district in cycles of not less than three years.

SECTION 68. Item 7514-0100 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by inserting after the words "Springboard Technology, Inc. within the Digital property, so-called" the following words:- ; provided further, that $20,000 shall be expended for repairs to the Springfield armory museum.

SECTION 69. Item 8324-1500 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by inserting after the words "Fall River area" the following words:- ; provided further, that not more than $750,000 shall be provided as a matching grant to the city of Springfield for the purchase and construction of a rescuer series burn building and tower, so-called at the Norris J. Quinn Fire Training Center.

SECTION 70. Said item 8324-1500 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby further amended by striking out the figure "$3,455,115" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $4,195,115.

SECTION 71. Section 2D of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by inserting after item 7002-6627 the following two items:-

7002-6628

For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Disabled Veterans Outreach ............ $2,051,161

7002-6629

For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Bureau of Labor Statistics Administration ............ $1,832,631

SECTION 72. Said section 2D of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out item 7003-9006.

SECTION 73. Section 3 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended, in the chapter 70 allocation due to the municipality of Essex, by striking out the figure "771,504".

SECTION 74. Said section 3 of said chapter 159 is hereby further amended, in the chapter 70 allocation due to the municipality of Manchester, by striking out the figure "808,298".

SECTION 75. Said section 3 of said chapter 159 is hereby further amended by striking out, after the words "Total Aid to Regional Schools", the figure "498,078,046" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 499,657,848.

SECTION 76. Said section 3 of said chapter 159 is hereby further amended by inserting after the words

"LINCOLN SUDBURY 1,979,352-"

the following sentence:-

MANCHESTER ESSEX 1,579,802-.

SECTION 77. Said section 3 of said chapter 159 is hereby further amended by striking out, after the words "Regional Total", the figure "498,078,046" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 499,657,848.

SECTION 78. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, as of the effective date of this act the state treasurer shall credit and transfer $10,000,000 from the general fund to the Teacher, Principal and Superintendent Quality Endowment Fund established pursuant to the provisions of section 35S of chapter 10 of the General Laws.

SECTION 79. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, prior to certifying the consolidated net surplus in accordance with section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the comptroller shall, to the extent possible, eliminate deficits in any fund contributing to the surplus by transferring positive fund balances from any other fund contributing to the surplus.

SECTION 80. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the advisory council on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, as established in the office of the governor by section 379 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998, shall continue during fiscal years 2001 and 2002. Said advisory council shall advise state agencies on matters of the policy, programs, services and information affecting residents of the commonwealth with dementia-related illnesses and their caregivers. Said advisory council shall have the following goals: (1) to recommend the delivery of services in the most effective and efficient manner possible, including identifying means of coordination and cooperation among different state agencies in order to achieve cost savings and to facilitate meeting the needs of people with dementia and their caregivers; (2) to identify additional sources of federal and private sector funding with which the commonwealth may provide additional services and programs for people with dementia and their caregivers; (3) to promote public and professional awareness and education relative to dementia and access to dementia services and programs; (4) to identify service delivery mechanisms that enhance the quality of life for people with dementia and their caregivers; (5) and to evaluate and coordinate implementation of recommendations made in 1994 by the governor's conference on Alzheimer's disease. Said advisory council shall consist of 17 persons, five of whom shall be appointed by the governor, five of whom shall be appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives, five of whom shall be appointed by the president of the senate, one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the house of representatives and one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the senate. The persons so appointed to said advisory council shall be representatives of state agencies, consumers, medical research and provider communities, and representatives of the Massachusetts chapters on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders associations. Members of said advisory council duly appointed to the council and serving on June 30, 2000 shall serve without reappointment during fiscal years 2001 and 2002. Said council shall meet not less than quarterly and shall prepare an annual report of its activities and recommendations that shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on human services and elderly affairs.

SECTION 81. 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 pursuant to section 19 of chapter 289 of the acts of 1998, the amount of $86,874,694 from the general fund. The purpose of said amounts so transferred shall be to finance the appropriations in section 2E.

SECTION 82. Notwithstanding section 230 of chapter 127 of the acts of 1999 or any other general or special law to the contrary and at the direction of the secretary of administration and finance, the comptroller may allocate monies from the Maximization Fund to the executive office of elder affairs regardless of whether said office collects net additional nontax revenues in excess of the amounts estimated in section 1B of said chapter 127; provided, that all other provisions of said section 230 shall apply to any such allocations.

SECTION 83. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, including chapter 34B of the General Laws, the administrative office of the trial court shall be responsible for the costs of the energy improvements contract, so-called, between the former Hampden county and Citicorp Real Estate, Inc.

SECTION 84. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary and to the extent permitted by federal law, the division of health care finance and policy shall use the depreciation schedule for the physical plant of the Farren Care Center in the town of Turners Falls, that was in effect and incorporated into the March 1990 agreement between the department of public welfare and the Farren Care Center, Inc. and used for the rate years 1991 to 1993 inclusive, for purposes of calculating the rate of medicaid payments made by the division to the Farren Care Center pursuant to chapter 118G of the General Laws, for the year 2000. The division shall also recalculate the rate of medicaid payments made by the division to the Farren Care Center for the years 1994 to 1999, inclusive, using said 1990 depreciation schedule, and shall pay to the Farren Care Center the difference between the actual rate of Medicaid payments made by the division to the Center and the recalculated rate of medicaid payments based on said depreciation schedule for such years. Payments for the provisions included herein shall be made from item 4000-0305 of section 2A.

SECTION 85. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary and to the extent permitted by federal law, the division of health care finance and policy shall not, in calculating the rate of medicaid payments to the Farren Care Center in the town of Turners Falls, pursuant to chapter 118G of the General Laws, make such payments to said center in any given year that are lower than the total medicaid reimbursement payments made to said Center in the immediately preceding year. To the extent the division made medicaid payments in any given year below the level of such payments in the immediately preceding year to the Farren Care Center, the division shall pay to said center the difference between the actual medicaid payments made and the payment level of the immediately preceding year to the extent that it was higher than the payment level of the subsequent year. The division shall also not impose a cap on the rate of medicaid payments to the Farren Care Center for the year 2000. Payments for the provisions included herein shall be made from item 4000-0305 of section 2A.

SECTION 86. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary and to the extent permitted by federal law, the division of health care finance and policy shall, in calculating the rate of medicaid payments to the Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care in the town of West Springfield for the year 1995, retrospectively apply the rate for "a new facility", and shall pay to said Center the difference between the rate of medicaid payments under the new facility standard and the rate of medicaid payments actually made pursuant to the 1992 cost report of said center's predecessor, the West Springfield Nursing Home. The division shall retrospectively apply the 1995 cost report for purposes of calculating the rate of medicaid payments by the division to the Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care for the years 1995 to 1997, inclusive, and shall pay to said center the difference between the 1995-cost-report-based rate and the actual rate used by the division to determine medicaid payment levels for the years 1995 to 1997, inclusive. Further, the division shall recalculate the rates for the years 1998 to 2000, inclusive, to the extent that changes to the rates for 1995 to 1997, inclusive, alter the rates for the years 1998 to 2000, inclusive. For purposes of calculating the rate of medicaid payments to the Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing Care for the year 2000, the division shall not impose a cap on the rate of medicaid payments to the Center for Rehabilitation and Nursing, for the year 2000. Payments for the provisions included herein shall be made from item 4000-0305 of section 2A of this act.

SECTION 87. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the division of medical assistance may enter into contracts with certain home health agencies to provide home health services to medical assistance recipients. The division may enter into such contracts with only those home health agencies that: (1) are organized as not-for-profit entities; (2) in fiscal year 1999, delivered more than 10 per cent of all MassHealth reimbursed skilled nursing visits and more than 15 per cent of all MassHealth reimbursed home health aide services; and (3) in the determination of the division, provide services that are essential to ensure access to home health services for medical assistance recipients. The division shall ensure that any home health agency that is a party to any such contract shall comply with any performance measures, outcome goals, cost-effectiveness standards and other terms and conditions established by the division. In defining a prospective payment amount under the system under this subsection the division shall consider an appropriate unit of service and the number, type and duration of visits provided within that unit and a general system design that provides for continued access to quality services through appropriate adjustments based upon a clinical assessment of each patient's needs. In addition, the department of public health shall establish procedures to ensure appropriate access and quality of services provided under this system. The department shall conduct an assessment of this demonstration after six months and shall report the findings to the house and senate committees on ways and means.

SECTION 88. The commonwealth, a county, a municipality, a political subdivision or a trust may agree with any employee, by contract or collective bargaining agreement, to remit payments for deposit into the Trust through payroll deductions. Such payments into the trust shall be treated as all other deposits to the trust.

SECTION 89. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the department of highways shall notify each city and town not later than August 15, 2000, of the apportionment of each city's and town's share of an amount not less than $150,000,000 in new chapter 90 authorizations, so-called that shall be available for use beginning in fiscal year 2001.

SECTION 90. Notwithstanding section 29A or 29B of chapter 29 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller may approve payments for certain contracted services of the department of youth services rendered in fiscal year 1999 and prior fiscal years for which certain regulations and procedures adopted under the authority of said section 29A or 29B or any other general or special law were not properly followed. The head of such department and the secretary of health and human services shall certify in writing that such services actually were performed and shall explain to the satisfaction of the comptroller the circumstances which led to the failure to properly follow applicable regulations and procedures. Such payments shall be based on schedules filed by such department with the comptroller and with the house and senate committees on ways and means. Such payments shall be charged to the appropriate item in fiscal year 2001 in accordance with procedures established by the comptroller for the payment of prior year deficiencies.

SECTION 91. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, Worcester State College may borrow an amount not to exceed $14,000,000 through the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority for the planning, design, repair, renovation and deferred maintenance to campus facilities, including the Sullivan Academic Center, the administration building and the gymnasium building.

SECTION 92. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, no expenditures shall be made from item 2410-1000 of section 2 of chapter 159 of the acts of 2000 after September 30, 2000 until the improvements authorized for Abigail Adams state park by item 2440-7958 of section 2 of chapter 85 of the acts of 1994 is complete.

SECTION 93. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the attorney general shall submit a report to the general court addressing whether there exists, in the form of unfair or anti-competitive practices, improper or unsound uses of the assets of a public charity, or otherwise, any barriers to open accessibility in the health care delivery system in the city of Springfield. The attorney general shall detail in the report the existing relationships between health insurers, health maintenance organizations, hospitals and other providers in the health care market and whether any such relationships impact upon any issues of open accessibility, including the availability of emergency care services. The attorney general shall submit the report, along with any recommendations for legislative or other action, to the clerks of the house of representatives and of the senate on or before December 31, 2000.

SECTION 94. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the division of health care finance and policy shall reimburse any facility that is owned by the city of Haverhill and provides specialized care to Alzheimer patients, whose employees belong to the public employees retirement administrative commission pension system, the base year costs of all pension contributions beginning in rate year 2000 without subject to ceilings or standards established by the division of health care finance and policy.

SECTION 95. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the division of medical assistance shall negotiate and implement an intergovernmental transfer agreement for hospital fiscal years 2000 and 2001 with the Hale Hospital in the city of Haverhill. Pursuant to the agreement, the division may expend an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 from the medical assistance intergovernmental transfer account within the Uncompensated Care Trust Fund for the intergovernmental funds transfer component of disproportionate share payments and service rate payments, as established in accordance with Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act, or any successor federal statute, any regulations promulgated thereunder, the medicaid state plan and the terms and conditions of agreements reached with the division for such transfer payments. No funds shall be expended unless said hospital is legally obligated to make an intergovernmental funds transfer to the division for deposit into said medical assistance intergovernmental transfer account in an amount specified in the agreement which amount shall be not less than 50 per cent of the amount of the intergovernmental funds transfer. All revenues generated pursuant to the provisions of this section shall be credited to said medical assistance intergovernmental transfer account. An accounting of such payments shall be reported quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means.

SECTION 96. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall charge the Social Services Program Fund that percentage of fiscal year 2000 expenditures in items 4800-0014, 4800-0015, 4800-0018, 4800-0031, 4800-0036, 4800-0041, 4800-1100 and 4800-1400 of section 2 of chapter 127 of the acts of 1999 that is consistent with maximizing the federal Social Services Block Grant. Such charges to said fund shall be based upon certification by the department of social services that such charges reflect the appropriate distribution of actual expenditures. The charges shall be subject to the approval of the secretary of administration and finance and shall be made by the comptroller in August, 2000. The comptroller shall report such charges to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than ten days after making them.

SECTION 97. The comptroller shall transfer as of June 30, 2000, $66,612,774 from the general fund to the MBTA Infrastructure Renovation Fund.

SECTION 98. Section 35U of chapter 10 of the General Laws is hereby repealed.

SECTION 99. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is hereby authorized and directed to expend $66,612,774 from the MBTA Infrastructure Renovation Fund, established pursuant to section 35U of chapter 10 of the General Laws, for the design, permitting, construction and other associated costs related to the restoration of the Old Colony rail line extension on the Greenbush line so-called; and for the design, renovation and reconstruction of necessary station improvements upon the core transit red line operation.

SECTION 100. Sections 22, 23 and 24 shall apply to complaints filed pursuant to chapter 209A of the General Laws, on or after 90 days following enactment.

SECTION 101. Sections 22, 23 and 24 shall take effect 90 days after enactment.

SECTION 102. Sections 13, 14, 15 and 16, inclusive, shall apply to taxable years beginning on or after January 1, 1996.

SECTION 103. Section 98 shall take effect on July 1, 2005.

SECTION 103A. (a) Two years following the effective date of sections 20A to 20D, inclusive, the deputy director of employment and training shall issue a report to the chairs of the joint committee on commerce and labor of the general court evaluating the effectiveness of the payment of benefits under said sections 20A to 20D, inclusive.

(b) Sections 20A to 20D, inclusive, shall be applied in accordance with the regulations of the United States Secretary of Labor.

(c) Sections 20A to 20D, inclusive, shall be in effect as a pilot program for three years from the effective date of its implementation if the pilot program conforms and its practices substantially comply with the requirements of the Federal Unemployment Tax Act, 26 U.S.C. sections 3301-3311, and Title III of the Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. sections 501-504.

SECTION 103B. Notwithstanding the provisions of any special or general law to the contrary, sections 99A to 99D, inclusive, shall not take effect until such time as the division of employment and training has furnished a study of the impact on the state's economy and the revenue cost to the commonwealth including, but not limited to, an analysis showing the impact on employers of varying sizes, the current practice of other states, any anticipated change in employment, unemployment rates and ancillary economic activity to the general courts joint committee on commerce and labor and to the house and senate committees on ways and means.

SECTION 104. Except as otherwise provided, this act shall take effect as of June 30, 2000. `tuc ENDORSEMENTS FOLLOW ON PAGE 73.

Approved August 10, 2000.