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  • Chapter 354 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS TO FUND CERTAIN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS AND PROVIDING FOR SIMULCAST WAGERING ON HORSE AND DOG RACING IN THE COMMONWEALTH.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to fund forthwith certain collective bargaining agreements and providing for simulcast wagering on horse and dog racing, 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 certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth, to provide for alterations of purpose for current appropriations, to provide for certain other activities and projects and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in section 2A are hereby appropriated from the general fund unless specifically designated otherwise 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, 2001, provided that said sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of said items.

NO SECTION 2.

SECTION 2A.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Reserves.

1599-3944
For a reserve to meet the commonwealth's obligations for fiscal years 2001 to 2003, inclusive, pursuant to the provisions of section 19B-3 of article 19B of the collective bargaining agreements between the commonwealth and the National Association of Government Employees (Units 1, 3, and 6) regarding a training and career ladders program, section 23.16 of article 23 of said agreements regarding an alternative dispute resolution program, and section 26.6 of article 26 of said agreement regarding a labor management committee; 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, 2003 ...................................$1,643,000
1599-3950
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2001 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 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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; and provided further, that this appropriation shall expire on June 30, 2001.............................$504,000
1599-3951
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2001 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 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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; and provided further, that this appropriation shall expire on June 30, 2001 ..............................$1,816,000
1599-3957
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 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 2322/UAW, and to meet the fiscal year 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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; and provided further, that this appropriation shall expire on June 30, 2001 .....................................................$1,595,000
1599-3958
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2001 costs of salary adjustments authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Essex county sheriff and the International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, and to meet the fiscal year 2001 costs of salary adjustments necessary to provide equal adjustments to employees employed in "confidential" positions which otherwise would be covered by said agreements to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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 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; and provided further, that this appropriation shall expire on June 30, 2001 ...............................................$170,000
1599-3968
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 Worcester county sheriff and the Sheriff's Office of Worcester County Superior Officers' Association, 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 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.....................................................$417,000
1599-3969
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2001 cost of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Hampshire county sheriff and the Hampshire Sheriff's Office Non-Uniform Correctional Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2001 cost of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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 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.......................................................$174,000
1599-3970
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2001 cost of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Hampshire county sheriff and the Hampshire Sheriff's Office Jail and House of Correction Senior Correctional Officers Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2001 cost of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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 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............................................$181,000
1599-3972
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2001 cost of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Massachusetts Nurses Association (Unit 7), and to meet the fiscal year 2001 cost of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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; and provided further, that $75,000 of the sum appropriated herein shall be made available to meet the commonwealth's obligations pursuant to the provisions of section 30.3 of article 30 of said agreement and shall not expire until June 30, 2003...................................................$11,895,000
1599-3973
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2001 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 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and other economic benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions which otherwise would be covered by said agreement; provided, 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 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; and provided further, that $200,000 of the sum appropriated herein shall be made available to meet the board's obligations pursuant to subsection 7 of section D of article 21.01 of said agreement and shall not expire until June 30, 2002..........................................................$22,923,000
1599-4001
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 NAGE/International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, Local 248, 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 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.........................................................$1,687,000
1599-4002
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Hampden county sheriff's department and the NAGE/International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, Local 248, and to meet the fiscal year 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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................................................$3,194,000
1599-4003
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 International Association of University Police Officers, for the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus, 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 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...................................................$332,000
1599-4004
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 Franklin county sheriff's department and the General Teamsters, Local Union 404, 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 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.........................................................$156,000
1599-4005
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2001 costs of certain salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the Massachusetts Correction Officers Federated Union (Unit 4), and to meet the fiscal year 2001 costs of certain salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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 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; provided further, that a total of $2,146,500 of the sum appropriated herein shall be made available to meet the commonwealth's obligations pursuant to the provisions of section 18 of article 20 of said agreement and memorandums of understanding signed July 26, 2000, and shall not expire until June 30, 2002; and provided further, that a total of $300,000 of the sum appropriated herein shall be made available to meet the commonwealth's obligations pursuant to the provisions of memorandums of understanding signed October 13, 2000 and shall not expire until June 30, 2004.......................................................$8,515,000
1599-4006
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2000 and 2001 costs of certain salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the commonwealth and the International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, National Association of Government Employees (Unit 4A), and to meet the fiscal years 2000 and 2001 costs of certain salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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 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; provided further, that a total of $36,000 of the sum appropriated herein shall be made available to meet the commonwealth's obligations pursuant to the provisions of section 1J of article 19 of said agreement and memorandums of understanding signed August 28, 2000, and shall not expire until June 30, 2002; and provided further, that a total of $10,040 of the sum appropriated herein shall be made available to meet the commonwealth's obligations pursuant to the provisions of memorandums of understanding signed August 28, 2000, and shall not expire until June 30, 2003.......................................................$1,359,000
1599-4007
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2000 costs of certain economic benefits authorized by the memorandum of agreement between the commonwealth and the International Brotherhood of Correctional Officers, National Association of Government Employees (Unit 4A), and to meet the fiscal year 2000 costs of certain economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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 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...........................................................$132,000
1599-4008
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2000 and 2001 costs of certain salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Worcester Sheriff's department and the United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, UAW, AFL-CIO, Local 422, and to meet the fiscal years 2000 and 2001 costs of certain salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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 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 ....$310,000
1599-4009
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001 costs of certain economic benefits authorized by the contract amendment between the University of Massachusetts and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Locals 432A and 432B signed on September 18, 2000; 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...$377,000
1599-4010
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits authorized by the collective bargaining agreement between the Franklin Sheriff's Office and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 404 and to meet the fiscal year 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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...$365,000
1599-4011
For a reserve to meet the fiscal year 2000 and fiscal year 2001 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 State College Association, and to meet the fiscal year 2000 and fiscal year 2001 costs of salary adjustments and other economic benefits necessary to provide equal adjustments and benefits to employees employed in "confidential" positions 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...$4,780,000
1599-7071
For a reserve to meet the costs in fiscal year 2001 of salary increases, benefit adjustments and other employee economic benefits authorized for those 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 Suffolk County Superior Court Officers' Association; 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" positions who would otherwise be covered by collective bargaining agreements in effect for fiscal year 2001 and to meet the costs of providing equal salary adjustments and economic benefits to employees who are not otherwise classified in any such collective bargaining unit of the trial court; 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 2001 such amounts as may be necessary to meet the costs of 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...$97,742
1599-7072
For a reserve to meet the costs in fiscal year 2001 of salary increases, benefit adjustments and other employee economic benefits authorized for those 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 Middlesex County Superior Court Officers' Association; 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" positions who would otherwise be covered by collective bargaining agreements in effect for fiscal year 2001 and to meet the costs of providing equal salary adjustments and economic benefits to employees who are not otherwise classified in any such collective bargaining unit of the trial court; 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 2001 such amounts as may be necessary to meet the costs of 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...$88,450
1599-7073
For a reserve to meet the costs in fiscal year 2001 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 Services Employees International Union, Local 254 covering all probation officers, associate probation officers, court officers, and associate court officers, but excluding all court officers in the Middlesex superior and Suffolk superior court officers' bargaining 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 supreme judicial court, appeals court and the trial court employed in "confidential" positions who would otherwise be covered by collective bargaining agreements in effect for fiscal year 2001 and to meet the costs of providing equal salary adjustments and economic benefits to employees who are not otherwise classified in any such collective bargaining unit of the supreme judicial court, appeals court and trial court; 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 2001 such amounts as may be necessary to meet the costs of 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 ..$5,837,902

Human Resources Division.

1750-3877
For the statewide training and career ladders program pursuant to subsection A of section 3 of article 30 of the agreement between the commonwealth and the Massachusetts Nurses Association (Unit 7) ....$70,000

SECTION 3. Section 2 of chapter 128C of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the words "1999 to 2000, inclusive", inserted by section 1 of chapter 163 of the acts of 1999, and inserting in place thereof the following:- 2000 to 2001, inclusive.

SECTION 4. The first paragraph of section 12A of chapter 494 of the acts of 1978 is hereby amended by striking out the words "1999 to 2000, inclusive", inserted by section 2 of said chapter 163, and inserting in place thereof the following:- 2000 to 2001, inclusive.

SECTION 5. The last paragraph of said section 12A of said chapter 494, as appearing in section 3 of said chapter 163, is hereby amended by striking out the words "December 31, 2000" and inserting in place thereof the following:- June 30, 2001.

SECTION 6. Section 13 of said chapter 494 is hereby amended by striking out the words "1999 to 2000, inclusive", inserted by section 4 of said chapter 163, and inserting in place thereof the following:- 2000 to 2001, inclusive.

SECTION 7. Section 15 of said chapter 494 is hereby amended by striking out the words "1999 to 2000, inclusive", inserted by section 5 of said chapter 163, and inserting in place thereof the following:- 2000 to 2001, inclusive.

SECTION 8. Section 9 of chapter 277 of the acts of 1986 is hereby amended by striking out the words "1999 to 2000, inclusive", inserted by section 6 of said chapter 163, and inserting in place thereof the following:- 2000 to 2001, inclusive.

SECTION 9. The first sentence of the first paragraph of section 3 of chapter 114 of the acts of 1991 is hereby amended by striking out the words "1999 to 2000, inclusive", inserted by section 7 of said chapter 163, and inserting in place thereof the following:- 2000 to 2001, inclusive.

SECTION 10. The last paragraph of said section 3 of said chapter 114, as appearing in section 8 of said chapter 163, is hereby amended by striking out the words "December 31, 2000" and inserting in place thereof the following:- June 30, 2001.

SECTION 11. The first paragraph of section 4 of said chapter 114 is hereby amended by striking out the words "1999 to 2000, inclusive", inserted by section 9 of said chapter 163, and inserting in place thereof the following:- 2000 to 2001, inclusive.

SECTION 12. The last paragraph of said section 4 of said chapter 114, as appearing in section 10 of said chapter 163, is hereby amended by striking out the words "December 31, 2000" and inserting in place thereof the following:- June 30, 2001.

SECTION 13. The first paragraph of section 5 of said chapter 114 is hereby amended by striking out the words "1999 to 2000, inclusive", inserted by section 11 of said chapter 163, and inserting in place thereof the following:- 2000 to 2001, inclusive.

SECTION 14. Section 13 of chapter 101 of the acts of 1992, as appearing in section 12 of said chapter 163, is hereby amended by striking out the words "December 31, 2000" and inserting in place thereof the following:- June 30, 2001.

SECTION 15. Notwithstanding the provisions of chapter 128A of the General Laws, the joint committee on government regulations shall conduct a study regarding the treatment of greyhounds at the parimutuel facilities located in Bristol and Suffolk counties. Said study shall be limited to: (i) the feasibility of restricting live greyhound racing meetings during periods of extreme heat and extreme cold; (ii) feasibility of establishing a probable cause standard to enter and inspect facilities licensed to greyhound facilities pursuant to said chapter 128A to ensure proper and appropriate environmental and living conditions of the greyhounds; and (iii) feasibility of requiring the state racing commission to hold public hearings with respect to injury and disposition reports filed with said commission regarding greyhounds. The committee shall offer its report with any legislative recommendations to the general court not later than April 1, 2001.

Approved December 28, 2000.