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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount of $905,000,000 is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2002, to meet necessary expenditures before the enactment of the general appropriation act for that fiscal year, for the maintenance and operations of the several departments, boards, commissions and institutions, including federal grant and Intragovernmental Service Fund expenditures, for other necessary services and for meeting certain requirements of law. Said amount shall be in addition to the amount made available for the purposes in section 1 of chapter 23 of the acts of 2001. The authorization contained in this section shall cease to be operative as of the effective date of that general appropriation act, and all actions taken under this section shall apply against that general appropriation act. All expenditures made under this authorization shall be consistent with appropriations made in that general appropriation act.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect as of July 1, 2001.