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Chapter 88 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2001 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 forthwith supplemental appropriations and related changes in certain laws, 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 2001, the sums set forth in section 2 are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this act or in those appropriation acts, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act or in those appropriation acts, and subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2001; provided, however, that said sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items.

SECTION 2.

JUDICIARY.

Committee for Public Counsel Services.

0321-1500 ................................................................................................................................................$225,000

Mental Health Legal Advisors.

0321-2000 .................................................................................................................................................$3,100

Trial Court.

0330-0400 ................................................................................................................................................$178,000

0330-2202 ................................................................................................................................................$7,341,733

0330-4303 ................................................................................................................................................$639,174

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS

Hampden District Attorney's Office.

0340-0500 ................................................................................................................................................ $47,284

District Attorneys Association.

0340-2101 ................................................................................................................................................$271,703

SECRETARY OF STATE.

0521-0000 ................................................................................................................................................ $450,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.
Reserves.

1599-0033 ................................................................................................................................................ $500,000

1599-3384 ................................................................................................................................................ $4,153,017

1599-9719 ................................................................................................................................................ $100,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Department of Environmental Management.

2100-2030 `................................................................................................................................................ $1,691,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Division of Medical Assistance.

4000-0325 ................................................................................................................................................ $600,000

4000-0500................................................................................................................................................ $82,645,322

4000-0600 ................................................................................................................................................ $11,736,743

4000-0700 ................................................................................................................................................ $9,617,935

Office of Child Care Services.

4130-2998 ................................................................................................................................................ $80,936

Department of Transitional Assistance.

4405-2010 ................................................................................................................................................ $198,638

Department of Public Health.

4580-1000 ................................................................................................................................................ $1,230,929

Department of Social Services.

4800-0018 ................................................................................................................................................ $594,030

4800-0031 ................................................................................................................................................ $2,680,464

4800-0041 ................................................................................................................................................$2,038,091

4800-1100 ................................................................................................................................................$125,000

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.

7006-0100 ................................................................................................................................................ $80,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Department of State Police.

8100-0017 ................................................................................................................................................ $653,000

Sheriffs.

8900-9999 ................................................................................................................................................ $1,780,884

LEGISLATURE.

9633-0001 ................................................................................................................................................ $4,500,000

9743-0000 ................................................................................................................................................ $269,000

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 in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this section, 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, however, that said sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Reserves.

1599-0107
For the costs associated with an upgrade to the human resources and compensation management system ........... $7,405,219

1599-2042
For the purposes of funding certain liabilities resulting from the agreement between the commonwealth and the federal government in accordance with Public Law 101-453 ........................................................................................... $900,000

1599-4406
For a reserve for the cost of 328 shelter beds; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may, in consultation with the department of transitional assistance, expend amounts appropriated herein to ensure continued availability of 328 individual homeless shelter beds identified as emergency shelter beds in prior fiscal years; provided further, that not more than $477,240 of the amount appropriated herein may be expended immediately; provided further, that not less than 30 days prior to the expenditure of the remainder of the amount appropriated herein, the secretary of administration and finance shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing all revenues and expenditures for fiscal years 2000 and 2001 for each provider who receives funds from this item or who received funds from item 4406-3000 of section 2 of chapter 159 of the acts of 2000; provided further, that the budgetary data shall be arranged by subsidiary and object code designations established in the comptroller's expenditure classification handbook; provided further, that the report shall also detail monthly data for each such provider on the average number of beds occupied and all expenditures in direct support of the beds and the sources of such expenditures; provided further, that the report shall include amounts expended by each provider for any item which is not directly related to the cost of the beds, including any amounts expended for membership fees or dues; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in order to receive funding from this item, each provider shall make available to the secretary any information requested by said secretary as is necessary to comply with the reporting requirements set forth herein; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted not later than October 31, 2001 ............... $1,530,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Department of Environmental Management.

2100-0008
For the construction of bike paths; provided, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for improvements to the Cape Cod Rail Trail ................................................................................................................................................ $2,500,000

Metropolitan District Commission.

2420-1403
For costs related to the completion of the Wachusett reservoir project .................................................... $2,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.

4100-0068
For the purpose of awarding one-time grants in fiscal year 2002 to qualifying community health centers located in communities with demonstrated significant barriers to care or serving patients with unusually high acuity, notwithstanding 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, insurance status and patient acuity factors; provided further, that such factors shall include multisystem failures, psychosocial needs, endemic incidence of substance abuse and nutritional and dietary deficiencies underlying the disease process; provided further, that such grants shall be awarded consistent with the recommendations of an advisory council consisting of the commissioner 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, who shall chair the advisory group, or the designees of any member thereof; provided further, that the advisory council shall recommend to the division not later than September 1, 2001 the most efficacious means of awarding such grants; provided further, that all grants shall be awarded not later than 6 months after the effective date of this act; provided further, that not more than $100,000 shall be expended for a program of technical assistance to applicants for and recipients of the grants by a state primary care association qualified under section 330(f)(1) of the United States Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. section 254C(f); provided further, that such grants shall be awarded within 6 months after the effective date of this act; and provided further, that the commissioner of health care finance and policy shall submit a report to the secretary of health and human services and the house and senate committees on ways and means at least 30 days prior to any grants being awarded, including a listing of facilities that applied for grants, the methodology used to determine the disbursement of grants, the amount projected to be paid to each community health center and the projected impact of the grants on patient care and the promotion of public health at each facility ................................................................................................................................................ $7,000,000

Department of Public Health.

4510-9110
For the one-time support of the community health center dental clinics receiving grants appropriated in item 4510-0110 of section 2 of chapter 159 of the acts of 2000 ....................................................................................................... $852,200

OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS REGULATION.

Board of Registration in Medicine.

7006-0131
For the costs associated with the comprehensive document imaging system, so-called............................................... $325,000

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

7010-0018
For payment to the United States Department of Education for the settlement of 2 federal audits..............................$3,841,433

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

8800-2095
For costs associated with disaster relief efforts for various storms and natural disasters; provided, that not more than $635,534 shall be expended for costs associated with tropical storm Allison; provided further, that $400,000 shall be expended in the communities of Bellingham, Millis and Walpole for costs associated with severe storms; provided further, that not more than $320,000 shall be paid to the towns of Adams, Cheshire, New Ashford, North Adams and Williamstown for costs relating to damage caused by the June 25, 2000 rainstorm event including, but not limited to, the extraordinary costs and eligible expenses associated with the necessary cleanup and disposal of debris and to alleviate the danger and emergency posed by damaged and downed trees and limbs along public streets and ways and for the costs and expenses associated with bank erosion, debris removal and damage to local waterways and infrastructure; provided further, that said disaster relief shall be available to said towns for both the costs previously incurred and those required to be incurred as a direct result of said storm as certified by the Massachusetts emergency management agency; provided further, that said assistance shall be in the amount of 100 per cent of the total damage as certified by the said Massachusetts emergency management agency; provided further, that not more than $180,000 shall be paid to the town of Heath for costs relating to damage caused by the July 15 and 16, 2000 rainstorm event including, but not limited to, the extraordinary costs and eligible expenses associated with the necessary cleanup and disposal of debris and to alleviate the danger and emergency posed by damaged and downed trees and limbs along public streets and ways and for the costs and expenses associated with bank erosion, debris removal and damage to local waterways and infrastructure; provided further, that said disaster relief shall be available to said town for both the costs previously incurred and those required to be incurred as a direct result of said storm as certified by the Massachusetts emergency management agency; provided further, that said assistance shall be in the amount of 100 per cent of the total damage as certified by the said Massachusetts emergency management agency; and provided further, that this appropriation shall be the commonwealth's full obligation for such disaster relief efforts.............................................................................................................................................................$1,535,534

Department of Correction.

8900-0022
For matching funds for the construction of a new secure modular medium security housing and program unit for violent offenders at the Massachusetts Correctional Institution, Norfolk..............................................................................................$1,000,000

Sheriffs.

8910-7999
For one-time costs associated with workers' compensation settlement payments for the Middlesex sheriff department....$625,000

SECTION 2B. To provide for supplementing certain intragovernmental chargeback authorizations in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2001, to provide for certain unanticipated intragovernmental chargeback authorizations, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current intragovernmental chargeback authorizations and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in this section are hereby authorized from the Intragovernmental Service Fund for the several purposes specified in this section 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, 2001; provided, however, that said sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously authorized and made available for the purposes of these items.

OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER.

1599-2040.............................................................................................................................................................$1,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION.

6030-7501 .................................................................................................................................................................$65,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.
Department of State Police.

8100-0002 .............................................................................................................................................................. $271,703

SECTION 2C.I. For the purpose of making available in fiscal year 2002 balances of appropriations which otherwise would revert on June 30, 2001, the unexpended balances of the maintenance appropriations listed below, not to exceed the amount specified below for each item and the unexpended balance of all appropriations in the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system, so-called, with a secretariat code of 01, are hereby re-appropriated for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2 of the general appropriation act for fiscal year 2002; provided, however, that for items which do not appear in said section 2 of said general appropriation act, 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 general appropriation act; provided, however, that for items which do not appear in said section 2 of said general appropriation act, the amounts in this section are re-appropriated from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in section 2 or 2A of this act or in prior appropriation acts. The sums re-appropriated in this section shall be in addition to any amounts available for said purposes.

JUDICIARY.

Committee for Public Counsel Services.

0321-1500............................................................................................................................................................... $225,000

Mental Health Legal Advisors.

0321-2000 ...................................................................................................................................................................$3,100

Trial Court.

0330-0400........................................................................................................................................................... $178,000 0330-2202 ...........................................................................................................................................................$7,341,733 0330-4303 ...........................................................................................................................................................$639,174 0330-9998 ...........................................................................................................................................................$350,000 0337-0003 ...........................................................................................................................................................$535,920 0339-2100 ...........................................................................................................................................................$49,625

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS.

Hampden District Attorney's Office.

0340-0500 .............................................................................................................................................................$47,284

District Attorneys Association.

0340-2101 ............................................................................................................................................................. $271,703

SECRETARY OF THE COMMONWEALTH.

0511-0420 ............................................................................................................................................................. $213,369 0521-0000 ............................................................................................................................................................. $450,000 0526-0100 ............................................................................................................................................................. $366,700 0526-0101 ............................................................................................................................................................. $281,249

ATTORNEY GENERAL.

0810-0411 .......................................................................................................................................................... $1,771,061

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Office of the Secretary of Administration and Finance.

1100-1120 ........................................................................................................................................................ $30,500

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

1102-3204 ......................................................................................................................................................... $5,399,445

1102-7974 .......................................................................................................................................................... $4,011

1102-9999 .......................................................................................................................................................... $2,140,215

Reserves.

1599-0006 ....................................................................................................................................................... $1,201,353 1599-0009 ....................................................................................................................................................... $13,000,000
1599-0033 ........................................................................................................................................................ $3,000,000
1599-0039 ........................................................................................................................................................ $250,000 1599-0041 ........................................................................................................................................................ $100,000 1599-0051 ........................................................................................................................................................ $539,822 1599-0107 ........................................................................................................................................................ $7,405,219 1599-2042 ......................................................................................................................................................... $900,000 1599-3384 ......................................................................................................................................................... $4,153,017 1599-4050 ......................................................................................................................................................... $100,000 1599-4406 ......................................................................................................................................................... $1,530,000 1599-7014 ......................................................................................................................................................... $1,100,550 1599-7016 ........................................................................................................................................................ $2,797,771 1599-9719 ......................................................................................................................................................... $100,000 1599-9954 ......................................................................................................................................................... $250,000

Department of Veterans' Services.

1410-8999 ......................................................................................................................................................... $675,000

Human Resources Division.

1750-0200 ........................................................................................................................................................... $138,500

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Department of Environmental Management.

2100-0005 .......................................................................................................................................................... $1,724,420 2100-0008 .......................................................................................................................................................... $2,500,000 2100-1010 .......................................................................................................................................................... $1,000,000 2100-1123 .......................................................................................................................................................... $200,000 2100-2030 .......................................................................................................................................................... $1,691,000

Department of Environmental Protection.

2260-8871 ........................................................................................................................................................ $3,203,035

Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Environmental Law Enforcement.

2310-0201 ........................................................................................................................................................ $113,816 2320-0200 ........................................................................................................................................................ $1,358,721

Metropolitan District Commission.

2420-1403 ..................................................................................................................................................... $2,000,000 2440-0010 ..................................................................................................................................................... $6,333,845 2440-0501 ..................................................................................................................................................... $1,277,699

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Office of the Secretary.

4000-0125 ....................................................................................................................................................... $6,000,000

Division of Medical Assistance.

4000-0325 .....................................................................................................................................................$600,000
4000-0500 .................................................................................................................................................... $82,645,322 4000-0600 .................................................................................................................................................... $11,736,743 4000-0700 .................................................................................................................................................... $9,617,935

Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.

4100-0068 ..................................................................................................................................................... $7,000,000

Office of Child Care Services.

4130-2998 ...................................................................................................................................................... $80,936

Department of Transitional Assistance.

4401-1000 ....................................................................................................................................................... $400,000 4405-2010 ....................................................................................................................................................... $198,638

Department of Public Health.

4510-9110 ........................................................................................................................................................ $852,200 4513-1119 ........................................................................................................................................................ $300,000 4580-1000 ........................................................................................................................................................ $1,230,929

Department of Social Services.

4800-0018 ...................................................................................................................................................... $594,030
4800-0031 ....................................................................................................................................................... $2,680,464 4800-0041 ....................................................................................................................................................... $2,038,091 4800-1100 ....................................................................................................................................................... $125,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION.

Department of Highways.

6010-0001 ........................................................................................................................................................ $2,695,000

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT.

7003-0604 ..................................................................................................................................................... $4,500,000
7003-0701 ..................................................................................................................................................... $18,275,969 7003-0901 ..................................................................................................................................................... $412,500

DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT.

7004-0087 ...................................................................................................................................................... $1,500,000
7004-0089 ...................................................................................................................................................... $2,188,990
7004-0200 ...................................................................................................................................................... $400,000
7004-2027 ....................................................................................................................................................... $50,000
7004-3036 ....................................................................................................................................................... $100,000

OFFICE OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS AND BUSINESS REGULATION.

Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission.

7006-0100 ......................................................................................................................................................... $80,000

Board of Registration in Medicine.

7006-0131 ........................................................................................................................................................ $325,000

DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

7007-0400 ......................................................................................................................................................... $153,110 7007-0525 .......................................................................................................................................................... $44,000
7007-0950 .......................................................................................................................................................... $540,000

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

7010-0018 ....................................................................................................................................................... $3,841,433

7061-0020 ........................................................................................................................................................ $5,600,000

BOARD OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

7066-0015 ....................................................................................................................................................... $931,067 7077-1000 ........................................................................................................................................................ $639,681

Roxbury Community College.

7515-0129 ......................................................................................................................................................... $771,829

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Sex Offender Registry Board.

000-0060 ....................................................................................................................................................... $115,090
8000-0125 ..................................................................................................................................................... $164,666

Department of State Police.

8100-0017 ..................................................................................................................................................... $653,000

Criminal Justice Training Council.

8200-0222 ....................................................................................................................................................... $132,550

Office of the Fire Marshall.

8324-1000 ....................................................................................................................................................... $25,000

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

8800-2000 ....................................................................................................................................................... $1,399,843

8800-2094 ....................................................................................................................................................... $500,000
8800-2095 ....................................................................................................................................................... $1,535,534

Department of Correction.

8900-0005 ................................................................................................................................................... $445,982
8900-0020 ................................................................................................................................................... $3,600,000
8900-0022 ................................................................................................................................................... $1,000,000
8900-1991 ................................................................................................................................................... $4,865,657

Sheriffs.

8900-9999 ..................................................................................................................................................... $1,780,884
8910-7999 ..................................................................................................................................................... $625,000

LEGISLATURE.

9633-0001 ....................................................................................................................................................... $4,500,000
9636-0000 ....................................................................................................................................................... $138,360 9743-0000 ....................................................................................................................................................... $269,000
9750-0100 ....................................................................................................................................................... $250,000

SECTION 2C.II. For the purpose of making available in fiscal year 2002 balances of retained revenue and intragovernmental chargeback authorizations which otherwise would revert on June 30, 2001, the unexpended balances of the authorizations listed below, not to exceed the amount specified below for each item, are hereby re-authorized for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2 or 2B of the general appropriation act for fiscal year 2002; provided, however, that for items which do not appear in said section 2 or 2B of said general appropriation act, the amounts in this section are re-authorized for the purposes of and subject to the conditions stated for the corresponding item in section 2, 2A or 2B of this act or in prior appropriation acts. Amounts in this section are re-authorized from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in said section 2 or 2B of said general appropriation act; provided, however, that for items which do not appear in said section 2 or 2B of said general appropriation act, the amounts in this section are re-authorized from the fund or funds designated for the corresponding item in section 2, 2A or 2B of this act or in prior appropriation acts. The sums re-authorized in this section shall be in addition to any amounts available for said purposes.

OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER.

1599-2040 ....................................................................................................................................................... $1,000,000
1599-3100 ....................................................................................................................................................... $650,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION.

6030-7501 ......................................................................................................................................................... $65,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

Department of State Police.

8100-0002 ......................................................................................................................................................... $271,703

SECTION 3. Chapter 7A of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 17. The comptroller shall administer an account the purposes of which shall be to fund terminal leave payments for employees whose salaries were paid from federal funds immediately prior to their leaving state service and to fund certain liabilities resulting from the agreement between the commonwealth and the federal government in accordance with Public Law 101-453. For the purposes of funding the account, the comptroller may transfer and expend without further appropriation an amount equal to the liability for the costs from the revenues collected in accordance with section 6B of chapter 29 to the account.

SECTION 4. Section 35P of chapter 10 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2000 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting after the word "dollars", in line 17, the following word:- annually.

SECTION 5. Subsection (1) of section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out the definition of "Expansion beneficiaries" and inserting in place thereof the following definition:-

"Expansion beneficiaries", beneficiaries whose eligibility for medical benefits is established by clauses (b) to (g), inclusive, or clause (i) of subsection (2) according to the terms and conditions of the demonstration project and who otherwise would not be eligible for medical assistance pursuant to section 9 in the absence of said demonstration project.

SECTION 6. Section 22 of said chapter 118E, as so appearing, is hereby amended by striking out, in lines 19 to 21, inclusive, the words "or the claimant's heirs, estate, or legal representative was already eligible for medical assistance benefits, the claimant" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- was already eligible for medical assistance benefits, the claimant or the claimant's heirs, estate or legal representative.

SECTION 7. Item 7506-7961 of section 2 of chapter 267 of the acts of 1995 is hereby amended by adding the following words:- ; provided, that Holyoke Community College may borrow $6,000,000 through the Massachusetts Health and Educational Facilities Authority for the planning, design and construction of a new technology building, including the cost of furnishings and equipment, in addition to the amounts authorized in this item.

SECTION 8. Chapter 152 of the acts of 1997 is hereby amended by inserting after section 10 the following section:-

Section 10A. The authority may expend, in addition to the amounts authorized in section 1A, earnings deposited into the convention center fund pursuant to clause (viii) of subsection (b) of section 10; provided, however, that no such amounts may be expended until the state treasurer certifies that such amounts have been deposited into said fund. The treasurer shall certify such amounts within 15 days after the end of each calendar quarter. Said authority shall file a report with the executive office of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means which shall detail the items purchased and the costs of any items purchased with earnings accrued to said fund pursuant to said clause (viii) of said subsection (b) not later than 30 days after any such expenditure is made.

SECTION 9. Section 1 of chapter 297 of the acts of 1998 is hereby amended by striking out, in line 7, the words "June 30, 2001" and inserting in place thereof the following words:- June 30, 2002.

SECTION 10. Item 7007-0210 of section 2A of said chapter 297 is hereby amended by striking out the figure "$30,409,610", inserted by section 29 of chapter 236 of the acts of 2000, and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- $30,613,781.

SECTION 11. Item 1599-0033 of section 2 of chapter 159 of the acts of 2000 is hereby amended by striking out the figure "455" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:- 333.

SECTION 12. Item 4130-3200 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words

"Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund... 51.24%
General Fund .............................................35.46%
Child Care Fund...................................... 13.30%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

General Fund .......................................... 50.01%
Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund .. 49.99%

SECTION 13. Item 4130-3250 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words

"Child Care Fund ......................................60.92%
Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund .. 39.08%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

Child Care Fund ...................................... 60.88%
Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund .. 39.12%

SECTION 14. Item 4130-3300 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words

"Child Care Fund ..................................... 60.00%
Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund .. 39.11%
General Fund ........................................... 0.89%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

Child Care Fund ...................................... 72.40%
Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund .. 24.00%
General Fund ............................................ 3.60%

SECTION 15. Item 4130-3600 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words

"Child Care Fund .................................... 92.28%
General Fund .......................................... 6.67%
Social Services Program Fund ............... 1.05%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

Child Care Fund .................................. 92.32%
General Fund ......................................... 6.63%
Social Services Program Fund ................ 1.05%

SECTION 16. Item 4130-3700 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words

"General Fund ........................................... 88.00%
Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund .. 12.00%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund ... 61.00%
General Fund ............................................ 39.00%

SECTION 17. Item 4401-1000 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words

"Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund ..... 80.00%
General Fund ............................................. 20.00%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund ..... 55.85%
General Fund ............................................. 44.15%

SECTION 18. Item 4530-9000 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words

"General Fund ............................................10.00%
Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund ... 90.00%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund .. 100.00%

SECTION 19. Item 4800-0015 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words

"General Fund ......................................... 89.30%
Social Services Fund ............................. 10.70%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

General Fund ..................................... 93.39%
Social Services Fund .......................... 6.61%

SECTION 20. Item 4800-0018 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by adding the following words:-

General Fund ..................................... 52.08%
Social Services Fund ......................... 47.92%

SECTION 21. Item 4800-0036 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by adding the following words:

Social Services Fund .......................... 100.00%

SECTION 22. Item 4800-0041 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words

"General Fund .................................. 82.47%
Social Services Program Fund .........17.53%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

General Fund ................................ 80.00%
Social Services Fund .................... 20.00%

SECTION 23. Item 4800-0050 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by adding the following words:-

Social Services Fund ...................100.00%

SECTION 24. Item 4800-0151 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by adding the following words:-

Social Services Fund ................... 100.00%

SECTION 25. Item 4800-1100 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words

"General Fund ............................... 95.00%
Social Services Program Fund ....... 5.00%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

General Fund ..............................100.00%

SECTION 26. Item 4800-1400 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words

"Social Services Program Fund ..... 97.12%
General Fund ................................ 2.88%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

Social Services Fund ..................... 100.00%

SECTION 27. Item 4800-1500 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by adding the following words:-

General Fund .................................. 50.00%
Social Services Fund ...................... 50.00%

SECTION 28. Item 7030-1000 of said section 2 of said chapter 159 is hereby amended by striking out the words

"Local Aid Fund ........................................54.57%
Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund .. 45.43%"

and inserting in place thereof the following words:-

Local Aid Fund ....................................... 62.00%
Transitional Aid to Needy Families Fund .. 38.00%

SECTION 29. Said chapter 159 is hereby further amended by striking out section 348 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 348. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the division of medical assistance may, during fiscal year 2001 and the accounts payable period for said fiscal year, expend from the medical assistance intergovernmental transfer account within the Uncompensated Care Trust Fund an amount not to exceed $270,000,000 for a program of MassHealth supplemental payments, so-called, to certain publicly-operated entities providing Title XIX reimbursable services, directly or through contracts with hospitals under an agreement with the division relating to such payments and transfers as established in accordance with said Title XIX of the Social Security Act or federal waivers thereof, federal regulations promulgated thereunder, the terms of the waiver under section 1115 of the Social Security Act, state law and the Medicaid plan. Such funds may be expended only for payment obligations arising during fiscal year 2001. Such expenditures shall reduce payments from the Uncompensated Care Trust Fund, established in section 18 of chapter 118G of the General Laws, to such entities by an amount comparable to the net revenues received by such entities under this section. Said division shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means if such expenditures are rendered ineligible for federal reimbursement. All expenditures made pursuant to this section shall be reported quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means. Amounts so authorized for expenditure by this section shall be funded in part through intergovernmental transfers to the commonwealth or municipal or other nonfederal public funds. The Boston public health commission and the Cambridge public health commission shall transfer to said medical assistance intergovernmental transfer account not less than > of the gross amounts of supplemental payments, made by the division under managed care contracts with said commissions.

SECTION 30. Said chapter 159 is hereby further amended by striking out section 366 and inserting in place thereof the following section:-

Section 366. The division of capital asset management and maintenance, on behalf of, and in consultation with, the department of environmental management, may, notwithstanding sections 40E to 40K, inclusive, of chapter 7 of the General Laws and utilizing such competitive proposal process as the commissioner of said division deems necessary or appropriate, to lease and enter into other agreements, for terms not to exceed 25 years, to 1 or more proponents, for 1 or more skating rinks so as to provide for the continued use, operation, maintenance, repair and improvement of all of the following state-owned buildings and facilities together with the land and appurtenances associated therewith: Representative John G. Asiaf skating rink, Brockton; Arthur R. Driscoll memorial skating rink, Fall River; Veterans memorial skating rink, Franklin; Stephen Hetland memorial skating rink, New Bedford; John A. Armstrong memorial skating rink, Plymouth; Theodore J. Aleixo, Jr. skating rink, Taunton; Veterans Memorial Skating Arena, Haverhill; John J. Janas Memorial Skating Rink, Lowell; Henry Graf, Jr., Skating Rink, Newburyport; James E. McVann and Louis F. O'Keefe Memorial skating rink, Peabody; Daniel S. Horgan Memorial Skating Rink, Auburn; Gardner Veterans Skating Rink, Gardner; John J. Navin skating rink, Marlboro; Honorable Charles J. Buffone Skating Rink, Worcester; Greenfield Area Skating Rink, Greenfield; Henry J. Fitzpatrick skating rink, Holyoke; Ray Smead Memorial Skating Rink, Springfield; and Vietnam Veterans Memorial Skating Rink, North Adams. Such leases and other agreements shall be on terms acceptable to the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance after consultation with the commissioner of environmental management and, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, shall provide for the lessees to manage, operate, improve, repair and maintain the properties. Any lease or other arrangement requiring improvements to be made to any buildings may include a description of the initially required improvements and, at a minimum, performance specifications. Ice time at department of environmental management owned skating rinks shall be allocated to user groups in the following priority order: general public skating; youth groups; high school hockey; and adult organizations or informal groups. Ice time may be allocated at the discretion of the lessees with the following restrictions: general public skating shall be booked at a minimum of 16 hours per week, with a range of times and days which reasonably allow for public skaters of all ages to participate in some public skating sessions. Every effort shall be made to balance the ice allocation needs of long-established youth organizations and newly formed youth organizations in a manner that provides equal opportunity and equal access for youths of each gender. Leases and other agreements shall provide that any benefits to the communities and the costs of improvements and repairs made to the properties provided by the lessees or the recipients of the properties shall be taken into account as part of the consideration for the leases or other agreements. All consideration received from the leases or other agreements shall be payable to the department of environmental management for deposit into the Second Century Fund, established in section 2EE of chapter 29 of the General Laws. The recipients of the properties shall bear all costs deemed necessary or appropriate by the commissioner of capital asset management and maintenance for the transactions, including without limitation, all costs for legal work, survey, title and the preparation of plans and specifications.

SECTION 31. Section 2A of chapter 236 of the acts of 2000 is hereby amended by striking out item 8800-2000 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

For a reserve payment to the cities and towns and the department of environmental management 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; and provided further, that any balance remaining after those disbursements are made to said cities and towns shall be made available to the department of environmental management for the repair and upgrading of the Lake Bray dam in the city of Holyoke .................................................................... $2,230,000

SECTION 32. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, monies received in repayment of the no interest loan program pursuant to clause (cc) of section 9 of chapter 15A of the General Laws shall be retained by the board of higher education for redistribution of no interest loans, and to provide for the administration of said program; provided, however, that not more than $775,000 shall be expended in a fiscal year for the administration of said no interest loan program.

SECTION 33. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the division of medical assistance may enter into specialized agreements with particular school districts for the purpose of receiving payment from those school districts for services delivered to those school districts' students through the division's contracted vendor for the Massachusetts mental health services program for youth, hereinafter referred to as "MHSPY" pilot program. The division may spend any funds received from the contracted vendor, including funds reimbursing capitation payments funded by the department of education, the department of mental health, the department of social services, and the department of youth services, to cover MHSPY program deficiencies in a fiscal year, regardless of the year that the division receives such funds, including but not limited to fiscal years 1999, 2000 and 2001.

SECTION 34. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the metropolitan district commission shall undertake the design and construction of a new facility within the Breakheart Reservation, by entering into an agreement with the Northeast metropolitan regional vocational district and utilizing students in the construction trades classes of the Northeast school under the direction of their teachers and under the supervision of the appropriate staff of the engineering division of the commission.

SECTION 35. Notwithstanding section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, as of June 30, 2001, the comptroller shall transfer to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Fund, established in section 2AAA of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the balance remaining from transfers made in accordance with the provisions of clause (b) of said section 5C of said chapter 29 for fiscal year 2000 but not in an amount greater than $20,000,000.

SECTION 36. There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the Transitional Escrow Fund. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state comptroller shall, effective June 30, 2001, transfer to said Transitional Escrow Fund the sum of $579,215,151 from revenues credited to the General Fund in fiscal year 2001. Expenditures from the Transitional Escrow Fund shall be subject to appropriation.

The fund shall expire on November 30, 2001 at which time the comptroller shall transfer the unexpended balance in the fund in accordance with section 5C of chapter 29 of the General Laws, except clause (a) of said section 5C.

SECTION 37. This act, unless otherwise specified, shall take effect as of June 30, 2001.

Approved September 21, 2001.

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