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Chapter 148 AN ACT MAKING CERTAIN APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR ENDING JUNE 30, 2003, BEFORE FINAL ACTION ON THE GENERAL APPROPRIATION BILL FOR THAT FISCAL YEAR.

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, $2,010,000,000 is hereby appropriated for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2003 to meet necessary expenditures prior to the enactment into law of the general appropriation act for that fiscal year, for the maintenance and operation 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. The authorization contained in this section shall cease to be operative on the effective date of the 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. Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the unexpended balances of all capital accounts which otherwise would revert on June 30, 2002 but which are necessary to fund obligations during fiscal year 2003 are hereby re-authorized. The re-authorizations in this section shall terminate on enactment of capital account extension legislation.

SECTION 3. The state treasurer shall make advance payments for some or all of periodic local reimbursement or assistance programs to a city, town, regional school district or independent agricultural and technical school that demonstrates an emergency cash shortfall, as certified by the commissioner of revenue and approved by the secretary of administration and finance, pursuant to guidelines issued by the secretary.

SECTION 4. Notwithstanding section 12A of chapter 29 of the General Laws, in order to comply with 42 U.S.C. section 1382e(d), the comptroller may present in his certificate to the governor's council, and the state treasurer, with consent of said council, may transfer to the United States Treasury before July 1 funds necessary to make July 1 Supplemental Security Income payments to commonwealth benefit recipients.

SECTION 5. Sections 1 and 3 shall take effect on July 1, 2002. Section 2 shall take effect on June 30, 2002. Section 4 shall take effect on June 27, 2002.

Approved June 25, 2002.

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