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Chapter 149 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2005 FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF THE DEPARTMENTS, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND CERTAIN ACTIVITIES OF THE COMMONWEALTH, FOR INTEREST, SINKING FUND AND SERIAL BOND REQUIREMENTS AND FOR CERTAIN PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS.

Whereas, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is immediately to make appropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2004, and to make certain changes in law, each of which is immediately necessary or appropriate to effectuate said appropriations or for other important public purposes, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

SECTION 1. To provide for the maintenance of the several departments, boards, commissions and institutions and other services, and for certain permanent improvements and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in sections 2, 2B, 2D and 3, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in sections 2, 2B, 2D and 3, are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise, subject to the provisions of law regulating the disbursement of public funds and the approval thereof for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005. All sums appropriated under this act, including supplemental and deficiency budgets, shall be expended in a manner reflecting and encouraging a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for members of minority groups, women and handicapped persons. All officials and employees of an agency, board, department, commission or division receiving monies under this act shall take affirmative steps to ensure equality of opportunity in the internal affairs of state government, as well as in their relations with the public, including those persons and organizations doing business with the commonwealth. Each agency, board, department, commission or division, in spending appropriated sums and discharging its statutory responsibilities, shall adopt measures to ensure equal opportunity in the areas of hiring, promotion, demotion or transfer, recruitment, layoff or termination, rates of compensation, in-service or apprenticeship training programs and all terms and conditions of employment.

SECTION 1A. In accordance with Articles LXIII and CVII of the Articles of Amendment to the Constitution of the Commonwealth and section 6D of chapter 29 of the General Laws, it is hereby declared that the amounts of revenue set forth in this section by source for the respective funds of the commonwealth for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005 are necessary and sufficient to provide the means to defray the appropriations and expenditures from such funds for said fiscal year as set forth and authorized in sections 2 and 2B. The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts from each such source by each such fund to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with the projected receipts set forth herein and to include a full statement comparing such actual and projected receipts in the annual report for said fiscal year pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws. The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

FY2005 Revenue By Source and Budgetary Fund

(in millions)

Source

All Funds

General

MBTA

Highway

Other

Alcoholic Beverages

70.2

70.2

-

-

-

Cigarette

415.6

344.6

-

-

71.0

Corporations

1,067.0

1,067.0

-

-

-

Deeds

150.0

150.0

-

-

-

Estate/Inheritance

184.0

184.0

-

-

-

Financial Institutions

254.9

254.9

-

-

-

Income

8,572.3

8,572.3

-

-

-

Insurance

410.0

410.0

-

-

-

Motor Fuels

702.1

101.2

-

600.0

0.9

Public Utilities

54.9

54.9

-

-

-

Room Occupancy

92.1

59.9

-

-

32.2

Sales & Use: Regular

2,647.6

2,093.8

553.8

-

-

Sales & Use: Meals

531.1

531.1

-

-

-

Sales & Use: Motor Vehicles

623.8

493.3

130.5

-

-

Miscellaneous

4.3

4.3

-

-

-

Unemployment Insurance Surcharges

21.0

-

-

-

21.0

Gross Consensus Revenue Forecast

15,801.1

14,391.6

684.3

600.0

125.2

Transfers off budget:

MBTA

(684.3)

-

(684.3)

-

-

Pensions

(1,217.0)

(1,217.0)

-

-

-

Net Consensus Forecast (Joint Tax Number)

13,899.8

13,174.6

-

600.0

125.2

Tax Adjustments after Consensus Forecast:

Closure of Tax Loopholes

89.0

89.0

-

-

-

Enhanced Auditing (item 1201-0130)

65.5

65.5

-

-

-

Lottery Prize Assignment

12.7

12.7

Total Taxes

14,067.0

13,341.8

-

600.0

125.2

School Building Assistance Transfer Off Budget

(395.7)

(395.7)

-

-

-

Lottery Prize Assignment to Stabilization Fund

-

(12.7)

-

-

12.7

Net Taxes for Budget

13,671.2

12,933.4

-

600.0

137.9

Federal Reimbursements

5,029.2

4,685.9

-

3.6

339.7

Departmental Revenues

1,850.2

1,396.7

-

435.5

18.0

Transfers & Other Receipts

1,449.5

2,135.7

-

(74.1)

(612.1)

Total for Budget

22,000.0

21,151.6

-

965.0

(116.6)


SECTION 1B. The comptroller shall keep a distinct account of actual receipts of non-tax revenues by each department, board, commission or institution to furnish the executive office for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means with quarterly statements comparing such receipts with projected receipts set forth herein and to include a full statement comparing such receipts with projected receipts in the annual report for such fiscal year pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws. The quarterly and annual reports shall also include detailed statements of any other sources of revenue for the budgeted funds in addition to those specified in this section.

Non-Tax Revenue: Executive Office Summary

Revenue Source Unrestricted Restricted Total
Non-Tax Non-Tax Non-Tax
Judiciary $66,906,492.00 $35,750,000.00 $102,656,492.00
District Attorneys ($1.00) $0.00 ($1.00)
Office of the Governor $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Office of the Secretary of State $204,521,552.00 $105,000.00 $204,626,552.00
Office of the State Treasurer $649,223,073.00 $665,031,181.00 $1,314,254,254.00
State Auditor's Office $100.00 $0.00 $100.00
Office of the Attorney General $7,886,965.00 $0.00 $7,886,965.00
Ethics Commission $38,500.00 $0.00 $38,500.00
Office of the Inspector General $0.00 $493,819.00 $493,819.00
Campaign & Political Finance $28,500.00 $0.00 $28,500.00
Office of the State Comptroller $142,528,874.00 $25,000.00 $142,553,874.00
Executive Office: Administration & Finance $547,008,668.00 $34,989,484.00 $581,998,152.00
Office of the State Comptroller $4,000,000.00 $0.00 $4,000,000.00
Executive Office: Environmental Affairs $80,471,089.00 $8,896,116.00 $89,367,205.00
Executive Office: Human Services $4,766,904,104.00 $408,590,767.00 $5,175,494,871.00
Executive Office: Transportation $9,313,868.00 $27,344.00 $9,341,212.00
Board of Library Commissioners $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Labor, Education and Development $231,522,045.00 $3,066,593.00 $234,588,638.00
Executive Office of Public Safety $469,467,646.00 $54,513,809.00 $523,981,455.00
Office of the Secretary of State $0.00 $150,000.00 $150,000.00
Executive Office of Elder Affairs $28,044,746.00 $0.00 $28,044,746.00
Legislature $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Taxes $13,580,536,130.00 $0.00 $13,580,536,130.00
Totals: $20,788,402,351.00 $1,211,639,113.00 $22,000,041,464.00

Non-Tax Revenue: Executive Office by Department Summary

Executive Office:
Northern District
Attorney
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Northwestern District
Attorney
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Eastern District
Attorney
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Middle District
Attorney
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Hampden District
Attorney
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Totals: $0.00 Totals: $0.00 Totals: $0.00
Office of the
Governor
Office of the
Governor
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Totals: $0.00 Totals: $0.00 Totals: $0.00
Office of the
Secretary of State
Secretary of State $204,521,552.00 $105,000.00 $204,626,552.00
Totals: $204,521,552.00 Totals: $105,000.00 Totals: $204,626,552.00
Office of the
State Treasurer
Treasurer's Office $247,492,014.00 $0.00 $247,492,014.00
State Lottery
Commission
$393,370,854.00 $665,031,181.00 $1,058,402,035.00
Mass Cultural
Council
$8,360,205.00 $0.00 $8,360,205.00
Totals: $649,223,073.00 Totals: $665,031,181.00 Totals: $1,314,254,254.00
State Auditor's
Office
State Auditor's
Office
$100.00 $0.00 $100.00
Totals: $100.00 Totals: $0.00 Totals: $100.00
Office of the
Attorney General
Attorney General $7,886,965.00 $0.00 $7,886,965.00
Victim Witness
Assistance
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Totals: $7,886,965.00 Totals: $0.00 Totals: $7,886,965.00
Ethics Commission
Ethics Commission $38,500.00 $0.00 $38,500.00
Totals: $38,500.00 Totals: $0.00 Totals: $38,500.00
Office of the
Inspector General
Inspector General $0.00 $493,819.00 $493,819.00
Totals: $0.00 Totals: $493,819.00 Totals: $493,819.00
Campaign
Political Finance
Campaign
Political Finance
$28,500.00 $0.00 $28,500.00
Totals: $28,500.00 Totals: $0.00 Totals: $28,500.00
Office of the
State Comptroller
Comptroller's
Office
$140,874,736.00 $0.00 $140,874,736.00
Comptroller's
Office
$965,143.00 $0.00 $965,143.00
Comptroller's
Office
$688,995.00 $25,000.00 $713,995.00
Totals: $142,528,874.00 Totals: $25,000.00 Totals: $142,553,874.00
Executive Office:
Administration
Finance
Veterans Affairs $168,361.00 $300,000.00 $468,361.00
Civil Service
Commission
$4,875.00 $0.00 $4,875.00
Secretary of
Administration;
Finance
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Secretary of
Administration
Finance
$2,376,083.00 $436,381.00 $2,812,464.00
Comptroller's Office $4,000,000.00 $0.00 $4,000,000.00
Division of Fiscal
Affairs - Fringe
Recovery
$67,791,029.00 $0.00 $67,791,029.00
Fingold Library $700.00 $0.00 $700.00
Office of Dispute
Resolution
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
DCAMM $32,572,244.00 $12,554,322.00 $45,126,566.00
Group Insurance
Commission
$170,394,152.00 $0.00 $170,394,152.00
Division of
Administrative
Law Appeals
$84,613.00 $0.00 $84,613.00
Civil Service
Commission
$21,000.00 $0.00 $21,000.00
M.C.A.D. $0.00 $2,495,482.00 $2,495,482.00
Dept of Revenue $270,860,299.00 $16,187,280.00 $287,047,579.00
Appellate Tax
Board
$1,534,523.00 $300,000.00 $1,834,523.00
Human Resources
Division
$55,000.00 $1,490,615.00 $1,545,615.00
Division of
Operational
Services
$1,027,888.00 $778,000.00 $1,805,888.00
BSOB $112,901.00 $0.00 $112,901.00
Division of
Information
Technology
$5,000.00 $447,404.00 $452,404.00
Totals: $551,008,668.00 Totals: $34,989,484.00 Totals: $585,998,152.00
Executive Office:
Environmental
Affairs
Secretary of
Environmental
Affairs
$1,479,850.00 $775,000.00 $2,254,850.00
Dept of
Conservation
and Recreation
$6,064,301.00 $3,703,218.00 $9,767,519.00
Dept of
Environmental
Protection
$47,818,035.00 $1,200,000.00 $49,018,035.00
Fish/Wildlife
Environmental
Law
Enforcement
$12,687,456.00 $167,898.00 $12,855,354.00
Dept of
Conservation
and Recreation
$4,871,066.00 $3,050,000.00 $7,921,066.00
Dept of
Conservation
and Recreation
$4,168,830.00 $0.00 $4,168,830.00
Dept of Food
Agriculture
$3,381,551.00 $0.00 $3,381,551.00
Totals: $80,471,089.00 Totals: $8,896,116.00 Totals: $89,367,205.00
Executive Office:
Human Services
Secretary of
Human Services
$3,246,667,935.00 $334,500,000.00 $3,581,167,935.00
Division of
Health Care
Finance
and Policy
$12,498,208.00 $0.00 $12,498,208.00
Mass
Commission
for the Blind
$3,102,400.00 $0.00 $3,102,400.00
Mass
Rehabilitation
Commission
$3,210,000.00 $2,000,000.00 $5,210,000.00
Mass
Commission
for the Deaf
$164,000.00 $175,000.00 $339,000.00
Office of Child
Care Services
$198,717,041.00 $0.00 $198,717,041.00
Chelsea
Soldiers' Home
$10,625,000.00 $207,000.00 $10,832,000.00
Holyoke
Soldiers' Home
$10,695,685.00 $967,000.00 $11,662,685.00
Dept of
Youth Services
$5,513,711.00 $0.00 $5,513,711.00
Dept of
Transitional
Assistance
$406,375,128.00 $3,000,000.00 $409,375,128.00
Dept of
Public Health
$78,963,510.00 $59,816,767.00 $138,780,277.00
Dept of
Public Health
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Dept of
Social Services
$262,704,143.00 $3,000,000.00 $265,704,143.00
Dept of
Youth Services
$0.00 $200,000.00 $200,000.00
Dept of
Mental Health
$99,488,083.00 $4,625,000.00 $104,113,083.00
Dept of
Mental Retardation
$428,179,260.00 $100,000.00 $428,279,260.00
Totals: $4,766,904,104.00 Totals: $408,590,767.00 Totals: $5,175,494,871.00
Transportation
Secretary of
Transportation
$670,736.00 $27,344.00 $698,080.00
Mass Aeronautics
Commission
$390,545.00 $0.00 $390,545.00
Mass Highway $8,252,587.00 $0.00 $8,252,587.00
Totals: $9,313,868.00 Totals: $27,344.00 Totals: $9,341,212.00
Board of Library
Commissioners
Board of Library
Commissioners
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Totals: $0.00 Totals: $0.00 Totals: $0.00
Labor, Education
and Development
Office of Director
of Labor
$1,541,623.00 $152,850.00 $1,694,473.00
Dept of Industrial
Accidents
$19,343,740.00 $0.00 $19,343,740.00
Labor Relations
Commission
$250.00 $0.00 $250.00
Board of
Concilliation
Arbitration
$84,210.00 $0.00 $84,210.00
Office of
Communities
and Development
$1,551,500.00 $1,500,000.00 $3,051,500.00
Director of
Consumer Affairs
and Business Reg.
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Secretary of
Economic Affiars
$5,200.00 $0.00 $5,200.00
Division of
Banks
$15,238,294.00 $0.00 $15,238,294.00
Division of
Insurance
$58,354,418.00 $0.00 $58,354,418.00
Division of
Registration
$10,788,071.00 $0.00 $10,788,071.00
Division of
Standards
$1,282,900.00 $808,900.00 $2,091,800.00
Dept of
Public Utilities
$15,598,946.00 $75,000.00 $15,673,946.00
Alcohol
Beverages
Control
Commission
$3,385,590.00 $0.00 $3,385,590.00
State Racing
Commission
$4,946,179.00 $0.00 $4,946,179.00
Division of
Energy Resources
$701,081.00 $0.00 $701,081.00
Department
of Education
$9,821,943.00 $0.00 $9,821,943.00
Higher Education $32,491,762.00 $529,843.00 $33,021,605.00
University
of Massachusetts
$56,386,339.00 $0.00 $56,386,339.00
Totals: $231,522,046.00 Totals: $3,066,593.00 Totals: $234,588,639.00
Executive Office
of Public Safety
Secretary
of Public Safety
$1,000.00 $11,228,980.00 $11,229,980.00
Chief Medical
Examiner
$0.00 $1,000,000.00 $1,000,000.00
Criminal History
Systems Board
$9,800,000.00 $185,000.00 $9,985,000.00
Dept of
State Police
$1,007,000.00 $17,250,329.00 $18,257,329.00
Criminal Justice
Training Council
$0.00 $1,161,500.00 $1,161,500.00
Dept of Public
Safety
$17,387,434.00 $930,000.00 $18,317,434.00
Dept of Fire
Services
$114,624.00 $0.00 $114,624.00
Registry of
Motor Vehicles
$427,676,200.00 $10,000,000.00 $437,676,200.00
Merit Rating
Board
$24,000.00 $0.00 $24,000.00
Sex Offender
Registry Board
$1,000.00 $750,000.00 $751,000.00
Military Division $1,600.00 $400,000.00 $401,600.00
Emergency
Management
Agency
$748,684.00 $0.00 $748,684.00
Dept of
Corrections
$10,523,080.00 $5,600,000.00 $16,123,080.00
Sheriff's
Department
Franklin
$340,500.00 $1,400,000.00 $1,740,500.00
Sheriff's
Department
Berkshire
$26,000.00 $0.00 $26,000.00
Sheriff's
Department
Berkshire
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Sheriff's
Department
Berkshire
$0.00 $150,000.00 $150,000.00
Sheriff's
Department
Essex
$832,687.00 $2,000,000.00 $2,832,687.00

Sheriff's
Department
Hampden

$418,287.00 $920,000.00 $1,338,287.00

Sheriff's
Department
Middlesex

$182,000.00 $925,000.00 $1,107,000.00
Sheriff's
Department
Hampshire
$188,750.00 $163,000.00 $351,750.00
Sheriff's
Department
Worcester
$184,800.00 $0.00 $184,800.00
Parole Board $10,000.00 $600,000.00 $610,000.00
Sheriff's
Department
Association
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Totals: $469,467,646.00 Totals: $54,663,809.00 Totals: $524,131,455.00
Executive
Office
of Elder Affairs
Secretary of
Elder Affairs
$28,044,746.00 $0.00 $28,044,746.00
Totals: $28,044,746.00 Totals: $0.00 Totals: $28,044,746.00
Legislature
House of
Representatives
$0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Joint Legislative $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Senate $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Totals: $0.00 Totals: $0.00 Totals: $0.00
Taxes
Taxation $13,580,536,130.00 $0.00 $13,580,536,130.00
Totals: $13,580,536,130.00 Totals: $0.00 Totals: $13,580,536,130.00
Total Tax and Non-Tax Revenue $20,788,402,353.00 $1,211,639,113.00 $22,000,041,466.00

SECTION 2.

JUDICIARY.

Supreme Judicial Court.

0320-0003
For the operation of the supreme judicial court, including salaries of the chief justice and the 6 associate justices
... $6,405,521

0320-0010
For the operation of the clerk's office of the supreme judicial court for Suffolk County ................ $1,028,857

0321-0001
For the operation of the commission on judicial conduct ............................................................. $478,153

0321-0100
For the services of the board of bar examiners ........................................................................... $1,044,803

Committee for Public Counsel Services.

0321-1500
For the operation of the committee for public counsel services as authorized by chapter
211D of the General Laws; provided that the committee shall submit a report to the clerks of the house of representatives and senate, not later than January 31, 2005 that shall include, but not be limited to the following:(a) the number of clients assisted by the committee in the prior fiscal year; (b) any proposed expansion of legal services delineated by type of service, target population, and cost; (c) the total number of persons who received legal services by said committee, by type of case and geographic location; (d) the costs for services rendered per client, by type of case and geographic location; (e) the amount paid, if any, to the committee by clients for services rendered by type of case and geographic location; (f) the average cost for services rendered by said committee by type of case; (g) the average number of hours spent per attorney or staff per type of case; and (h) the feasibility of the implementation of a flat rate compensation system based on the type of case $16,030,080

0321-1505
For additional costs of the public defender division, including the costs of hiring new public defender attorney positions and the establishment of an additional SDP office; provided, that no funds from this appropriation shall support existing costs associated with line item 0321-1500; provided further, that said positions shall be assigned to existing committee for public counsel services offices in Springfield, Lowell, Worcester, Salem, New Bedford and Brockton; provided further, that said committee shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2005 on the efficiencies gained from the additional resources provided in this item; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to the following: (1) the number of assignment of counsel that this appropriation has shifted from private bar advocates to the public defender division since the effective date of this act, (2) the savings the commonwealth has realized from this appropriation since the effective date of this act, and (3) number of public defender positions filled and the location of the SDP office ....................................................................................................................... $646,189

0321-1510
For compensation paid to private counsel assigned to criminal and civil cases under subsection (b) of section6 of chapter211D of the General Laws, pursuant to section12 of said chapter211D; provided, that not more than $1,000,000 of the sum appropriated in this item may be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2005; and provided further, that the rates of compensation paid for private counsel services from this item shall be the same as the rates paid in fiscal year 2004 .................................................................................................................................................. $67,404,445

0321-1518
The chief counsel for the committee for public services may expend an amount not to exceed $750,000 from revenues collected from fees charged for attorney representation of indigent clients; provided however, that said revenues credited to this account shall only be those revenues in excess of the amounts for the fees collected in fiscal year 2004 as calculated on a monthly basis in addition to revenues generated pursuant to the Middlesex Indigency Verification Pilot Program $750,000

0321-1520
For fees and costs as defined in section 27A of chapter261 of the General Laws, as ordered by a justice of the appeals court or a justice of a department of the trial court of the commonwealth on behalf of indigent persons, as defined in said section27A of said chapter261; provided, that not more than $500,000 of the sum appropriated in this item may be expended for services rendered before fiscal year 2005 ............................................................. $6,428,967

0321-1600
For the Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation to provide legal representation for indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the commonwealth; provided, that notwithstanding section 9 of chapter221A of the General Laws, $1,190,129 shall be expended for the disability benefits project, $544,286 shall be expended for the Medicare Advocacy Project, and $2,490,993 shall be expended for the Battered Women's Legal Assistance Project; provided further, that the corporation shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 30, 2005 that shall include, but not be limited to the following:(a) the number of persons said programs assisted in the prior fiscal year; (b) any proposed expansion of legal services delineated by type of service, target population, and cost; and (c) the total number of indigent or otherwise disadvantaged residents of the commonwealth who received services by said corporation, by type of case and geographic location; and provided further, that the corporation may contract with any organization for the purpose of providing the representation ........................................................ $7,564,142

0321-2000
For the operation of the mental health legal advisors committee and for certain programs for the indigent mentally ill, as provided in section 34E of chapter 221 of the General Laws ..................................................... $501,085

0321-2100
For the Massachusetts correctional legal services committee ....................................................... $500,000

The Governor reduced the following item by $504,671
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
0321-2205
For the expenses of the social law library located in Suffolk county ............................................. $1,704,671

Appeals Court.

0322-0100
For the appeals court, including the salaries, traveling allowances and expenses of the chief justice, recall judges and the associate justices, prior appropriation continued ......................................................................... $9,036,340

Trial Court.

0330-0101
For the salaries of the justices of the superior court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of any transfers of funds from this item to any other item of appropriation within 30 days of such transfer $8,585,047

0330-0102
For the salaries of the justices of the district court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of any transfers of funds from this item to any other item of appropriation within 30 days of such transfer $17,597,934

0330-0103
For the salaries of the justices of the probate and family court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of any transfers of funds from this item to any other item of appropriation within 30 days of such transfer $5,643,572

0330-0104
For the salaries of the justices of the land court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of any transfers of funds from this item to any other item of appropriation within 30 days of such transfer ................. $681,384

0330-0105
For the salaries of the justices of the Boston municipal court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of any transfers of funds from this item to any other item of appropriation within 30 days of such transfer ................. $2,598,593

0330-0106
For the salaries of the justices of the housing court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of any transfers of funds from this item to any other item of appropriation within 30 days of such transfer $1,132,492

0330-0107
For the salaries of the justices of the juvenile court department of the trial court; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management shall provide written notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means of any transfers of funds from this item to any other item of appropriation within 30 days of such transfer $4,628,579

The Governor reduced the following item by $4,000,000 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0330-0300
For the central administration of the trial court, including costs associated with trial court non-employee services, trial court dental and vision health plan agreement, jury expenses, trial court law libraries, statewide telecommunications, private and municipal court rental and leases, operation of courthouse facilities, witness fees, printing expenses, equipment maintenance and repairs, court interpreter program, and insurance and chargeback costs; provided, that funds may be expended for the judicial training institute; provided further, that the amount of increased compensation to certified private counsel appointed by the committee for public counsel services ordered by any court under Supreme Judicial Court Rule 3.10, section 5, shall be paid from this item; provided further, that 50 per cent of all fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15(d) and 30(c)(8) shall be paid from this item; provided further, that notwithstanding section 9A of chapter30, or any general or special law to the contrary, the rights afforded to a veteran, pursuant to said section9A of said chapter30, shall also be afforded to any veteran, as so defined, who holds a trial court office or position in the service of the commonwealth not classified under chapter31, other than an elective office, an appointive office for a fixed term or an office or position under section7 of chapter30, and who (1) has held the office or position for not less than 1 year and (2) has 30 years of total creditable service to the commonwealth, as defined in chapter32; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the implementation of a changing lives through literature program; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended from this item for a contract with Massachusetts General Hospital for a research program on abused children; provided further, that the chief justice for administration and management of the trial court shall make a report to the general court relative to the annual cost of maintaining the court system's electronic equipment and systems and identify means to reduce the costs; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to the following:an analysis of current equipment maintenance service contracts, a review of alternative equipment maintenance programs which, if implemented, would result in cost savings, better management of the equipment repair process, and enhanced equipment protection; provided further that in preparing said report the chief justice for administration and management may utilize the services of appropriate third parties knowledgeable in equipment service contracts; provided further, that the chief justice for administration and management shall file said report with the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before October 1, 2004; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to the contrary, the chief justice of administration and management of the trial court, in consultation with the state secretary, shall, not later than October 31, 2004, issue a request for purchase through the competitive bidding process for the provision of public records storage, except those records that receive federal reimbursement, for all state agencies within the jurisdiction of the trial court in order to achieve cost savings including, but not limited to, those associated with greater efficiencies in the use and payment of records storage, reduction in private office lease costs for administrative personnel, and for more efficient and accessible use of public office space by displacing records with administrative personnel. The chief justice shall, in consultation with the state secretary, report, not later than March 31, 2005, a plan to improve public records storage and office space efficiencies to the joint committee on state administration and to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the trial court shall submit a report to the victim and witness assistance board detailing the amount of assessments imposed within each court by a justice or clerk-magistrate during the previous calendar year pursuant to section8 of chapter258B of the General Laws; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to, the number of cases in which said assessment was reduced or waived by a judge or clerk-magistrate within said courts; provided further, that said report shall be submitted to the victim and witness assistance board on or before January 14, 2005; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the chief justice for administration and management shall not transfer any criminal or civil cases from the third district court of Essex at Ipswich prior to June 30, 2005; provided further, that said chief justice shall submit a report to the house and senate chairmen of the joint committee on the judiciary not later than October 1, 2004 detailing a plan to provide for the closure of the third district court of Essex at Ipswich; and provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to, transfer of personnel, reallocation of resources, the impact on other district courts resulting from the closure of said court, and other factors that may affect implementation of said closure ................................................................................................... $103,671,838

0330-0317
For the operation and expenses of the Massachusetts sentencing commission, pursuant to chapter 211E of the General Laws ........................................................................................................................................ $232,756

0330-0410
For alternative dispute resolution services for the trial court; provided, that such services shall be made available to the extent possible in connection with child care, protection and custody proceedings in juvenile and probate courts; provided further that not less than $44,337 shall be expended for North Central Court Services, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the North Shore Community Mediation Program in Salem; provided further, that not less than $48,032 shall be expended for Metropolitan Mediation Services; provided further, that not less than $36,947 shall be expended for Community Mediation of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $62,811 shall be expended for Mediation Works, Inc; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Quabbin Mediation in Athol; provided further, that not less than $25,863 shall be expended for the Mediation and Training Collaborative of Franklin County in Greenfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Framingham Court Mediation Services; provided further, that not less than $42,737 shall be expended for Dispute Resolution Services, Inc., in Springfield district court; provided further, that not less than $25,863 shall be expended for the Housing Services and Mediation Program operated by the Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority in Pittsfield; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Dispute Resolution Center; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Community Dispute Settlement Center, Inc., of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $29,558 shall be expended for Berkshire Mediation Services inc.; provided further, that not less than $48,031 shall be expended for the Somerville Mediation Program; provided further, that not less than $48,032 shall be expended for the Middlesex Multi-door Court House Program; and provided further that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Martha's Vineyard Mediation Program ................................................................................................................... $800,000

0330-0441
For permanency mediation services in the probate and juvenile courts ......................................... $476,598

0330-2200
For the rental of county court facilities, in accordance with section4 of chapter29A of the General Laws; provided, that all county facilities shall be reimbursed at 100 per cent from this item in fiscal year 2005 .................. $9,068,874

The following item has been reduced by the Governor by 1,600,000.
0330-3200
For the court security program, including personnel and expenses; provided, that the chief justice for administration and management shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2005, detailing the number of court officers and security personnel located in each trial court of the commonwealth $49,967,224

0330-3333
The chief justice for administration and management may expend an amount not to exceed $17,000,000 from fees charged and collected pursuant to section3 of chapter90C, chapter185, section22 of chapter218 and sections 2, 4A, 4C, 39 and 40 of chapter262 of the General Laws; provided, that said chief justice shall only expend or allocate funds from this item to the seven departments of the trial court for the operation of said departments; provided further, that any expenditures or allocations shall be made in accordance with schedules submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to said expenditures or allocations; provided further, that the only revenue available for expenditure in this item for fiscal year 2005 shall be revenue collected from said fees in excess of the amount collected and deposited into the General Fund in fiscal year 2003 from said fees; provided further, that no such allocation shall occur until said schedules have been approved by said committees; provided further, that said fees shall continue to be transmitted to the treasurer for deposit into the General Fund prior to the expenditure authorized by this item; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, said chief justice may incur expenses and the comptroller shall certify for payments amounts not to exceed the lower of one half of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefor as reported in the state accounting system ........................................................................................................ $17,000,000

0330-3334
The chief justice for administration and management may expend an amount not to exceed $18,000,000 from fees charged and collected pursuant to section 87A of chapter276 of the General Laws; provided, that said chief justice shall only expend or allocate funds from this item to the district court and Boston Municipal Court departments of the trial court for the operation of said departments; provided further, that any expenditures or allocations shall be made in accordance with schedules submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to said expenditures or allocations; provided however, that said chief justice shall allocate or expend said funds authorized herein in a manner that accounts for the individual district court's compliance with section13 of chapter300 of the acts of 2002; and provided further, that said fees shall continue to be transmitted to the treasurer for deposit into the General Fund prior to the expenditure authorized by this item ............................................................................................. $18,000,000

Superior Court Department.

0331-0100
For the administrative office of the superior court department ..................................................... $6,015,097

0331-0300
For medical malpractice tribunals established in accordance with the provisions of section60B of chapter231 of the General Laws ............................................................................................................................ $59,323

0331-2100
For the Barnstable superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ............................................. $689,500

0331-2200
For the Berkshire superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ............................................. $194,011

0331-2300
For the Bristol superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ................................................. $826,697

0331-2400
For the Dukes superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ................................................. $154,522

0331-2500
For the Essex superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ................................................. $1,393,927

0331-2600
For the Franklin superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ................................................. $288,556

0331-2700
For the Hampden superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ............................................. $1,240,186

0331-2800
For the Hampshire superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ............................................. $298,680

0331-2900
For the Middlesex superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ............................................. $3,111,751

0331-3000
For the Nantucket superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ............................................. $130,215

0331-3100
For the Norfolk superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ................................................. $1,142,317

The Governor reduced the following item by $1,600,000
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
0331-3200
For the Plymouth superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ............................................. $1,047,213 $48,367,224

0331-3300
For the Suffolk superior civil court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ............................................. $2,863,194

0331-3400
For the Suffolk superior criminal court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ........................ $1,868,410

The Governor disapproved this section.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

0331-3404
For an education and community outreach pilot program to be administered in the Suffolk superior criminal court $178,902

0331-3500
For the Worcester superior court; provided, that the clerk of the court shall have responsibility for the internal administration of his office, including personnel, staff services and record keeping ............................................. $1,030,766

District Court Department.

0332-0100
For the administrative office of the district court department, including a civil conciliation program $834,311

0332-1100
For the first district court of Barnstable ...................................................................................... $518,876

0332-1200
For the second district court of Barnstable at Orleans ................................................................. $372,891

0332-1203
For the third district court of Barnstable at Falmouth .................................................................. $372,553

0332-1300
For the district court of northern Berkshire at Adams, North Adams and Williamstown ............... $242,317

0332-1400
For the district court of central Berkshire at Pittsfield .................................................................. $408,035

0332-1500
For the district court of southern Berkshire at Great Barrington and Lee ..................................... $225,680

0332-1600
For the first district court of Bristol at Taunton ............................................................................ $686,816

0332-1700
For the second district court of Bristol at Fall River .................................................................... $851,953

0332-1800
For the third district court of Bristol at New Bedford .................................................................. $920,113

0332-1900
For the fourth district court of Bristol at Attleboro ...................................................................... $567,610

0332-2000
For the district court of Edgartown ............................................................................................ $164,337

0332-2100
For the first district court of Essex at Salem ................................................................................ $679,564

0332-2300
For the third district court of Essex at Ipswich ............................................................................ $192,474

0332-2400
For the central district court of northern Essex at Haverhill .......................................................... $578,348

0332-2500
For the district court of eastern Essex at Gloucester ................................................................... $290,243

0332-2600
For the district court of Lawrence .............................................................................................. $1,064,825

0332-2700
For the district court of southern Essex at Lynn .......................................................................... $784,170

0332-2800
For the district court of Newburyport ........................................................................................ $477,982

0332-2900
For the district court of Peabody ............................................................................................... $488,182

0332-3000
For the district court of Greenfield ............................................................................................. $332,497

0332-3100
For the district court of Orange .................................................................................................. $273,267

0332-3200
For the district court of Chicopee .............................................................................................. $378,616

0332-3300
For the district court of Holyoke ................................................................................................ $426,162

0332-3400
For the district court of eastern Hampden at Palmer ................................................................... $293,203

0332-3500
For the district court of Springfield ............................................................................................. $1,659,121

0332-3600
For the district court of western Hampden at Westfield .............................................................. $279,891

0332-3700
For the district court of Hampshire at Northampton .................................................................... $601,866

0332-3800
For the district court of eastern Hampshire at Ware .................................................................... $161,045

0332-3900
For the district court of Lowell ................................................................................................... $1,172,204

0332-4000
For the district court of Somerville ............................................................................................. $917,648

0332-4100
For the district court of Newton ................................................................................................. $356,301

0332-4200
For the district court of Marlborough ......................................................................................... $288,668

0332-4300
For the district court of Natick ................................................................................................... $407,025

0332-4400
For the first district court of eastern Middlesex at Malden ........................................................... $558,598

0332-4500
For the second district court of eastern Middlesex at Waltham ................................................... $474,443

0332-4600
For the third district court of eastern Middlesex at Cambridge .................................................... $1,189,409

0332-4700
For the fourth district court of eastern Middlesex at Woburn ...................................................... $656,440

0332-4800
For the first district court of northern Middlesex at Ayer ............................................................. $358,348

0332-4900
For the first district court of southern Middlesex at Framingham .................................................. $752,631

0332-5000
For the district court of central Middlesex at Concord ................................................................ $378,254

0332-5100
For the district court of Nantucket ............................................................................................. $117,003

0332-5200
For the district court of northern Norfolk at Dedham....................................................................$539,364

0332-5300
For the district court of East Norfolk at Quincy .......................................................................... $1,522,349

0332-5400
For the district court of western Norfolk at Wrentham ................................................................ $453,890

0332-5500
For the district court of southern Norfolk at Stoughton ............................................................... $587,885

0332-5600
For the municipal court of Brookline .......................................................................................... $335,715

0332-5700
For the district court of Brockton ............................................................................................... $1,083,112

0332-5800
For the second district court of Plymouth at Hingham ................................................................... $615,709

0332-5900
For the third district court of Plymouth at Plymouth ....................................................................... $764,724

0332-6000
For the fourth district court of Plymouth at Wareham .................................................................... $644,612

0332-6300
For the district court of Chelsea; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, said district court shall be the permanent location for the northern trial session to handle six person jury cases; provided further, that all personnel within said district court whose duties relate to said northern trial session shall report to the clerk magistrate of said district court; and provided further, that the clerk magistrate shall utilize whatever space within the facility at-large he deems necessary to comply with S.J.C. Rule 3:12, Canon 3(A)6 ............................... $781,820

0332-6900
For the central district court of Worcester .................................................................................. $1,491,891

0332-7000
For the district court of Fitchburg ............................................................................................... $488,456

0332-7100
For the district court of Leominster ............................................................................................ $384,268

0332-7200
For the district court of Winchendon .......................................................................................... $134,005

0332-7300
For the first district court of northern Worcester at Gardner ........................................................ $341,821

0332-7400
For the first district court of eastern Worcester at Westborough ................................................. $388,224

0332-7500
For the second district court of eastern Worcester at Clinton ...................................................... $250,087

0332-7600
For the district court of southern Worcester at Dudley ................................................................ $461,990

0332-7700
For the second district court of southern Worcester at Uxbridge ................................................. $307,603

0332-7800
For the third district court of southern Worcester at Milford ....................................................... $294,137

0332-7900
For the district court of western Worcester at East Brookfield .................................................... $307,403

Probate and Family Court Department.

0333-0002
For the administrative office of the probate and family court department; provided, that the case manager shall meet monthly with the department of social services and shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the backlog of cases in the probate court and the parties' progress made in such backlog each month..........................................................................................................$1,289,406

0333-0100
For the Barnstable probate court ............................................................................................... $967,517

0333-0150
For the operation of a child and parents program in the Barnstable probate court ........................ $79,495

0333-0200
For the Berkshire probate court ................................................................................................. $508,244

0333-0300
For the Bristol probate court ..................................................................................................... $1,596,935

0333-0400
For the Dukes probate court ..................................................................................................... $120,603

0333-0500
For the Essex probate court ...................................................................................................... $1,286,932

0333-0600
For the Franklin probate court ................................................................................................... $512,347

0333-0700
For the Hampden probate court ................................................................................................ $1,911,173

0333-0711
For the operation of the Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire family court clinic to be administratively located in the city of Springfield and to serve the Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire divisions of the probate court $39,748

0333-0800
For the Hampshire probate court ............................................................................................... $636,139

0333-0900
For the Middlesex probate court ............................................................................................... $3,330,136

0333-0911
For the Middlesex probate court family services clinic ................................................................ $193,762

0333-1000
For the Nantucket probate court ............................................................................................... $173,104

0333-1100
For the Norfolk probate court ................................................................................................... $1,494,054

0333-1111
For the Norfolk probate court family services clinic........................................................................$139,772

0333-1200
For the Plymouth probate court ................................................................................................. $1,340,027

0333-1300
For the Suffolk probate court .................................................................................................... $2,208,559

The Governor disapproved this section:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:
0333-1313
For the Suffolk probate community access program of community outreach and education; provided, that said program shall be targeted at low income persons who experience educational and language barriers to court access; and provided further, that said program shall be administered by the register of probate of Suffolk county ............................................................................................................................ $189,041

0333-1400
For the Worcester probate court ............................................................................................... $1,658,651

0333-1411
For the Worcester probate court family services clinic ................................................................ $169,362

Land Court Department.

0334-0001
For the operation of the land court ............................................................................................. $2,350,474

Boston Municipal Court Department.

The Governor reduced the following item by $1,000,000
0335-0001
For the central division of the Boston municipal court department including the administrative costs of said court department .................................................................................................................................................. $3,185,464

0335-0100
For the Brighton division of the Boston municipal court department ............................................. $326,154

0335-0200
For the Charlestown division of the Boston municipal court department ...................................... $232,655

0335-0300
For the Dorchester division of the Boston municipal court department ......................................... $1,149,514

0335-0400
For the East Boston division of the Boston municipal court department ....................................... $582,745

0335-0500
For the Roxbury division of the Boston municipal court department ............................................ $1,116,770

0335-0600
For the South Boston division of the Boston municipal court department ..................................... $407,439

0335-0700
For the West Roxbury division of the Boston municipal court department ................................... $733,061

Housing Court Department.

0336-0002
For the administrative office of the housing court department ...................................................... $94,546

0336-0100
For the Boston housing court ..................................................................................................... $855,210

0336-0200
For the western division of the housing court .............................................................................. $634,164

0336-0300
For the Worcester county housing court ..................................................................................... $636,784

0336-0400
For the southeastern division of the housing court ....................................................................... $1,113,400

0336-0500
For the northeastern division of the housing court ....................................................................... $596,525

Juvenile Court Department.

0337-0002
For the administrative office of the juvenile court department ...................................................... $886,387

0337-0100
For the Suffolk county juvenile courts ........................................................................................ $1,241,045

0337-0200
For the Bristol juvenile court ...................................................................................................... $1,239,671

0337-0300
For the Hampden county juvenile courts; provided further that $145,841 shall be expended for the CASA program in the Springfield Juvenile Court .......................................................................................................... $1,288,096

0337-0400
For the Worcester county juvenile courts; provided further that $72,920 shall be expended for the CASA program in the Worcester Juvenile Court .......................................................................................................... $1,075,642

0337-0500
For the Barnstable county juvenile court; including the Barnstable county juvenile court located in the town of Plymouth $732,193

0337-0600
For the Essex county juvenile courts; provided further that $91,150 shall be expended for the CASA program in the Lawrence Juvenile Court ........................................................................................................... $1,047,472

0337-0700
For the Hampshire and Franklin counties juvenile courts; provided further that $77,478 shall be expended for the Franklin/Hampshire CASA Program, including Northampton Greenfield, Orange and Ware District Courts $681,095

0337-0800
For the Plymouth county juvenile courts; provided further that $72,920 shall be expended for the CASA program in the Plymouth County Juvenile Court ................................................................................................ $784,881

0337-0900
For the Berkshire county juvenile courts; provided further that $54,690 shall be expended for a Berkshire CASA program in the Berkshire county Juvenile Court ........................................................................................... $495,804

0337-1000
For the Middlesex county juvenile courts ................................................................................... $1,096,081

0337-1100
For the Norfolk county juvenile courts ....................................................................................... $910,264

Office of the Commissioner of Probation.

0339-1001
For the office of the commissioner of probation; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, said commissioner, subject to appropriation, shall have exclusive authority to appoint, dismiss, assign and discipline probation officers, associate probation officers, probation officers-in-charge, assistant chief probation officers and chief probation officers; provided further, that said associate probation officers shall only perform in-court functions and shall assume the in-court duties of the currently employed probation officers who shall be reassigned within the probation service subject to collective bargaining agreements to perform intensive, community-based supervision of probationers, including the provisions of intensive supervision and community restraint services as described in item 0339-1004; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law, rule or regulation to the contrary, probation officer personnel and probation clerical support staff assigned to the courts shall be provided with suitable office space in their current location in and around the various divisions and departments of the trial court, as the case may be, or in suitable office space as appropriate, with the advice and consent of the commissioner; provided further, that said office shall enter into an interagency service agreement with the department of revenue to verify income data and to utilize the departments wage reporting and bank match system for the purpose of weekly tape-matching, so-called, for the purposes of determining an individual's eligibility for appointment of indigent counsel, as defined in chapter 211D of the General Laws; provided further, that said office shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the progress of eligibility verification with said department; and provided further, that said report shall include, but not limited to, the number of individuals to be found misrepresenting assets, revenue generated through collection of indigent client fees, the average indigent client fee that each court division collects per case since the effective date of this act, recommendations on improvements in verifying eligibility for counsel and other pertinent information to ascertain the effectiveness of verification ........................................................................................................ $114,890,795

0339-1003
For the operation of the trial court office of community corrections, including the costs of personnel................$4,049,087

0339-1004
For the cost of intensive supervision and community corrections programs; provided, that the programs shall include, but not be limited to, tracking, community service, educational assistance, drug and alcohol testing and treatment, curfew enforcement, home confinement, day reporting, means-tested fines, restitution, and community incapacitation or restraint; provided further, that the number of placements in the programs shall not exceed a daily average goal of 5,000 intensively-supervised probationers; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended to cover the costs of the programs that are undertaken and administered by court probation offices and county sheriffs' offices; provided further, that said funds shall be expended for the purpose of providing said programs in Barnstable, Berkshire, Bristol, Dukes, Essex, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, Middlesex, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth, Suffolk, and Worcester counties in fiscal year 2005; provided further, that the executive director of the office of community corrections of the trial court shall enter into interagency service agreements and memoranda of understanding with the probation offices and sheriffs' offices for the provision of said programs, including the contracting for detention space for probationers arrested for violating probation and awaiting court action and detention space for probationers who have been ordered by the trial court to be supervised at a higher level of restraint; provided further, that said agreements and memoranda shall be entered into at the direction of the executive director; provided further, that the executive director shall submit a spending and management plan for the programs to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 30, 2005; and provided further, that the plan shall include the projected number of probationers to be served by each program and include a description of the oversight and services provided to the probationers .............................................................. $12,109,135

Office of the Jury Commissioner.

0339-2100
For the office of the jury commissioner in accordance with chapter234A of the General Laws ... $1,990,901

Suffolk District Attorney.

0340-0100
For the Suffolk district attorney's office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, the domestic violence unit and the children's advocacy center; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2004 and the disposition or status thereof which shall be delineated by each jurisdiction of the district, juvenile, probate or superior court in which the cases were managed or prosecuted; provided further, that not more than $125,000 shall be expended for a North Dorchester safe neighborhood initiative, in Suffolk county; provided further, that 50 per cent of fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that not more than $125,000 shall be expended for a safe neighborhood initiative, in Suffolk county; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $35,000 .................... $13,630,699

Middlesex District Attorney.

0340-0200
For the Middlesex district attorney's office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, and the domestic violence unit; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by said office in calendar year 2004 and the disposition or status thereof which shall be delineated by each jurisdiction of the district, juvenile, probate or superior court in which the cases were managed or prosecuted; provided further, that 50 per cent of fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $35,000 ............................................................................. $10,656,975

Essex District Attorney.

0340-0300
For the Essex district attorney's office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, and the domestic violence unit; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2004 and the disposition or status thereof which shall be delineated by each jurisdiction of the district, juvenile, probate or superior court in which the cases were managed or prosecuted; provided further, that 50 per cent of fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $35,000 ......................................................................................... $6,458,625

Worcester District Attorney.

0340-0400
For the Worcester district attorney's office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2004 and the disposition or status thereof which shall be delineated by each jurisdiction of the district, juvenile, probate or superior court in which the cases were managed or prosecuted; provided further, that $75,000 may be expended for financial criminal investigations; provided further, that 50 per cent of fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $35,000 .................................................................................................................................................. $6,877,075

0340-0410
For the analyses of narcotic drug synthetic substitutes, poisons, drugs, medicines and chemicals at the University of Massachusetts medical school in order to support the law enforcement efforts of the district attorneys, the state police and municipal police departments ..................................................................................................... $450,000

Hampden District Attorney.

0340-0500
For the Hampden district attorney's office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, and the domestic violence unit; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2004 and the disposition or status thereof which shall be delineated by each jurisdiction of the district, juvenile, probate or superior court in which the cases were managed or prosecuted; provided further, that 50 per cent of fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $35,000 ......................................................................................... $6,355,055

Hampshire/Franklin District Attorney.

0340-0600
For the Hampshire/Franklin district attorney's office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, and the domestic violence unit; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by said office in calendar year 2004 and the disposition or status thereof which shall be delineated by each jurisdiction of the district, juvenile, probate or superior court in which the cases were managed or prosecuted; provided further, that 50 per cent of fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $35,000; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the salaries and expenses of a children's advocacy project ..................................... $4,182,722

Norfolk District Attorney.

0340-0700
For the Norfolk district attorney's office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, and the domestic violence unit; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by said office in calendar year 2004 and the disposition or status thereof which shall be delineated by each jurisdiction of the district, juvenile, probate or superior court in which the cases were managed or prosecuted; provided further, that 50 per cent of fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $35,000 ............................................................................. $6,936,479

Plymouth District Attorney.

0340-0800
For the Plymouth district attorney's office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, and the domestic violence unit; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2004 and the disposition or status thereof which shall be delineated by each jurisdiction of the district, juvenile, probate or superior court in which the cases were managed or prosecuted; provided, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $35,000; provided further, that the Plymouth county district attorney's office shall employ a special assistant district attorney to specialize in the investigation and prosecution of alleged criminal offenses committed by inmates in state correctional facilities, county and state houses of corrections, and jails; provided further, that interagency service agreements shall be established between the Plymouth county district attorney's office and the office of the district attorneys for Bristol, and the Cape and Islands to equally share the compensation and related expenses of the special assistant; provided further, that the special assistant shall practice only in those jurisdictions participating in said interagency service agreement; provided further, that 50 per cent of fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no expenditures shall be made, on or after the effective date of this act, which would cause the commonwealth's obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated herein ...........................................................$5,747,214

Bristol District Attorney.

0340-0900
For the Bristol district attorney's office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2004 and the disposition or status thereof which shall be delineated by each jurisdiction of the district, juvenile, probate or superior court in which the cases were managed or prosecuted; provided further, that 50 per cent of fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $35,000 ......................................................................................... $5,938,983

Cape and Islands District Attorney.

0340-1000
For the Cape and Islands district attorney's office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program and the domestic violence unit; provided, that $125,000 shall be expended to support the sex offender management unit pursuant to the provisions in this act; provided further, that 2 prosecutors and administrative support shall be provided to the Cape Cod offender management task force; provided further, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2004 and the disposition or status thereof which shall be delineated by each jurisdiction of the district, juvenile, probate or superior court in which the cases were managed or prosecuted; provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $35,000; provided further, that 50 per cent of fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item ; and provided further, that $20,000 shall be expended for the Cape and Islands child advocacy center .......................................................... $3,025,129

Berkshire District Attorney.

0340-1100
For the Berkshire district attorney's office, including the victim and witness assistance program, the child abuse and sexual assault prosecution program, and the domestic violence unit; provided, that the office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 summarizing the number and types of criminal cases managed or prosecuted by the office in calendar year 2004 and the disposition or status thereof which shall be delineated by each jurisdiction of the district, juvenile, probate or superior court in which the cases were managed or prosecuted; provided further, that 50 per cent of fees payable pursuant to Massachusetts Rules of Criminal Procedure 15 (d) and 30 (c)(8) for appeals taken by the office shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that no assistant district attorney shall be paid an annual salary of less than $35,000 ......................................................................................... $2,804,526

District Attorneys Association.

0340-2100
For the operation of the Massachusetts District Attorneys' Association, including the implementation and related expenses of the district attorneys' office automation and case management and tracking system; provided, that expenses associated with the system may be charged directly to this item; provided further, that the 11 district attorneys of the commonwealth may contribute a portion of their fiscal year 2005 appropriation to the Massachusetts District Attorneys' Association in order to alleviate the cost of the case management and tracking system as well as the cost of data lines associated with the district attorney's computer network; provided further, that each district attorney shall submit a report to the Massachusetts District Attorneys' Association and the house and senate committees on ways and means delineating all funds expended for the purpose of implementing the case management and tracking system not later than January 30, 2005; provided further, that the report shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the total cost of the district attorneys' computer network, the total cost incurred by each district attorney's office, a detailed list of all hardware and software leased, owned or operated by each district attorney, a plan for any purchases to be made in the remainder of fiscal year 2005 and a detailed summary of any policies implemented to contain the costs of the network by either the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association or the individual district attorneys' offices; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made, on or after the effective date of this act, which would cause the commonwealth's obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item; and provided further, that said association shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2005 detailing, by district attorney office, all sources of revenue, including, but not limited to, federal and state grants that were received in fiscal year 2004, and the amount of each source of revenue ............................................................................... $1,506,600

0340-2101
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the district attorneys; provided, that costs associated with those officers shall not be funded from item 8100-0007; provided further, that not less than $261,479 shall be expended at the direction of the district attorney for the Suffolk district; provided further, that not less than $366,410 shall be expended at the direction of the district attorney for the Middlesex district; provided further, that not less than $348,894 shall be expended at the direction of the district attorney for the Essex district; provided further, that not less than $281,208 shall be expended at the direction of the district attorney for the Worcester district; provided further, that not less than $219,703 shall be expended at the direction of the district attorney for the Hampden district; provided further, that not less than $127,953 shall be expended at the direction of the district attorney for the Franklin/Hampshire district; provided further, that not less than $318,672 shall be expended at the direction of the district attorney for the Norfolk district; provided further, that not less than $242,316 shall be expended at the direction of the district attorney for the Plymouth district; provided further, that not less than $229,498 shall be expended at the direction of the district attorney for the Bristol district; provided further, that not less than $187,750 shall be expended at the direction of the district attorney for the Cape and Islands district; provided further, that not less than $70,603 shall be expended at the direction of the district attorney for the Berkshire district; and provided further, that no expenditures shall be made on or after the effective date of this act which would cause the commonwealth's obligation for thepurpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated herein .................................................................................... $3,379,377

General Fund ............................................................................................................... 11.80%
Highway Fund ............................................................................................................. 88.20%

0340-8908
For the costs associated with maintaining the association's wide area network ............................. $1,285,000

EXECUTIVE.

0411-1000
For the offices of the governor, the lieutenant governor and the governor's council; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item may be used at the discretion of the governor for the payment of extraordinary expenses not otherwise provided for and for transfer to appropriation accounts where the amounts otherwise available may be insufficient; provided further, that not more than $205,161 shall be spent on the governor's commission on mental retardation; and provided further, that the advisory council on Alzheimer's disease and related disorders, as established in the office of the governor by section 379 of chapter 194 of the acts of 1998, and section 80 of chapter 236 of the acts of 2000, shall continue during fiscal year 2005 .................................................................................................................................................. $5,135,418

Secretary Of The Commonwealth.

0511-0000
For the operation of the office of the secretary; provided, that said office shall submit a report detailing staffing patterns for each program operated by said office; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to, actual and functional job titles by program, compensation rates and lengths of service for each employee; provided further, that said office shall submit said report not later than January 31, 2005 to the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that the secretary may transfer funds between items 0540-0900, 0540-1000, 0540-1100, 0540-1200, 0540-1300, 0540-1400, 0540-1500, 0540-1600, 0540-1700, 0540-1800, 0540-1900, 0540-2000, 0540-2100 pursuant to an allocation schedule filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days prior to any such transfer ................................................................................................................... $6,628,293

0511-0001
The state secretary is hereby authorized to expend revenues not to exceed $30,000 from the sale of merchandise at the Massachusetts state house gift shop for the purpose of replenishing and restocking gift shop inventory ................................................ $30,000

0511-0108
The state secretary acting on behalf of the commonwealth may sell, transfer or license the Division of Corporations' software and related documents pertaining to its web based searching and filing applications, including uniform commercial code software, developed by the department of the secretary and copyrighted by it to other states, multi-state or regional associations or other sovereign governments on such terms or conditions as in his sole discretion reasonably compensates the commonwealth for its interests; provided, that the secretary may retain and expend revenues collected from such sales, licensure or user agreements in an amount not to exceed $75,000 for technical activities of the corporations division the remainder to be deposited in the General Fund; provided further, that the secretary may also provide web hosting, and on-going support and maintenance to other states, provinces or territories of Canada relative to their UCC and corporate applications; and provided further, that the department of the state secretary may accept credit and debit cards from individuals and corporations filing documents with the department ............................................... $75,000

0511-0200
For the operation of the state archives division ........................................................................... $530,450

0511-0230
For the operation of the records center ...................................................................................... $155,985

0511-0250
For the operation of the archives facility ..................................................................................... $416,804

0511-0260
For the operation of the commonwealth museum ........................................................................ $187,390

0511-0420
For the operation of the address confidentiality program ............................................................. $108,662

0517-0000
For the printing of public documents .......................................................................................... $850,107

0521-0000
For the operation of the elections division, including preparation, printing and distribution of ballots and for other miscellaneous expenses for primary and other elections; provided, that the secretary of state may award grants for voter registration and education in the cities of Boston, Springfield and Worcester; provided further, that the registration and education activities may be conducted by community-based voter registration and education organizations; and provided further, that the secretary shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2005 detailing the amount appropriated for the purposes of providing reimbursements for the costs of extended polling hours from this item to each city or town .................................................................................... $5,134,177

0521-0001
For the operation of the central voter registration computer system; provided, that a report detailing the status, remaining costs and further implementation requirements of the central voter registration system shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 31, 2005; and provided further, that an annual report detailing voter registration activity shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before January 31, 2005 ................................................................................................................................... $5,652,971

0524-0000
For providing information to voters ............................................................................................ $1,355,744

0526-0100
For the operation of the Massachusetts Historical Commission; provided, that funds may be expended for the Essex National Heritage Commission archives ..................................................................................... $792,856

0527-0100
For the operation of the ballot law commission ........................................................................... $16,286

0528-0100
For the operation of the records conservation board .................................................................. $30,740

0540-0900
For the registry of deeds located in Lawrence in the former county of Essex ............................... $798,927

0540-1000
For the registry of deeds located in Salem in the former county of Essex ..................................... $2,517,256

0540-1100
For the registry of deeds in the former county of Franklin ........................................................... $519,220

0540-1200
For the registry of deeds in the former county of Hampden ......................................................... $2,083,646

0540-1300
For the registry of deeds in the former county of Hampshire ....................................................... $539,618

0540-1400
For the registry of deeds located in Lowell in the former county of Middlesex ............................. $1,242,667

0540-1500
For the registry of deeds located in Cambridge in the former county of Middlesex ....................... $3,376,004

0540-1600
For the registry of deeds located in Adams in the former county of Berkshire .............................. $290,775

0540-1700
For the registry of deeds located in Pittsfield in the former county of Berkshire ............................ $470,614

0540-1800
For the registry of deeds located in Great Barrington in the former county of Berkshire ............... $220,802

0540-1900
For the registry of deeds in the former county of Suffolk ............................................................. $2,063,774

0540-2000
For the registry of deeds located in Fitchburg in the former county of Worcester ......................... $513,269

0540-2100
For the registry of deeds located in the city of Worcester in the former county of Worcester ....... $1,964,631

TREASURER AND RECEIVER-GENERAL.

Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General.

0610-0000
For the office of the treasurer and receiver-general; provided, that the treasurer shall provide computer services required by the teachers' retirement board; provided further, that to the extent that bank fees exceed the amount appropriated in item 0610-0100, the treasurer may, subject to an allocation plan filed in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means, transfer from this item to said item 0610-0100, an amount sufficient to ensure full payment of the bank fees; provided further, that not less than $37,000 shall be granted to the elder advocacy organization known as the Silver-Haired Legislature; provided further, that the treasurer's office shall submit a report to the victim and witness assistance board which details the amount of assessments transmitted to the treasurer during the previous calendar year on a monthly basis from the courts, the registrar of motor vehicles and the sheriff or superintendent of any correctional facility pursuant to section8 of chapter258B; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the board on or before January 31, 2005; and provided further, that the treasurer's office shall pay half of the administrative costs of the municipal finance oversight board from this item ............................................................................................................................ $7,091,378

General Fund ................................................................................................................. 90.0%
Highway Fund ............................................................................................................... 10.0%

The Governor reduced the following item by $1,326,478
0610-0050
For the administration of the alcoholic beverages control commission in its efforts to regulate and control the conduct and condition of traffic in alcoholic beverages; provided, that said commission shall maintain at least one chief investigator and other investigators for the purpose of regulating and controlling the traffic of alcoholic beverages; provided further, that said commission is authorized and directed to work and cooperate with the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms division of the United States Department of Justice and other relevant federal agencies to assist in its efforts to regulate and control the traffic of alcoholic beverages; provided further, that not less than $60,000 be provided for an additional investigator for Western Massachusetts region; and provided further, that said commission is directed to seek out matching federal dollars and to apply for federal grants that may be available to assist in the enforcement of laws pertaining to the traffic of alcoholic beverages ................................................................................................................................. $1,826,478

0610-0100
For the payment of bank fees; provided, that the treasurer may transfer funds from this item to item 0610-0000 for one-time, non-recurring expenditures upon certification to the secretary of administration and finance that the remaining balance in this account will be sufficient to make all necessary expenditures ....................................................... $3,600,000

General Fund ................................................................................................................. 90.0%
Highway Fund ............................................................................................................... 10.0%

The Governor disapproved this section.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
0610-0140
For the purpose of funding administrative, transactional and research expenses associated with maintaining and increasing the interest earnings on the Commonwealth's General and Stabilization Fund investments ..................................................... $150,000

0610-1500
For tuition payments as required by section 12B of chapter 76 of the General Laws, notwithstanding chapter 12B of said chapter 76.

0611-1000
For bonus payments to war veterans .......................................................................................... $50,000

0611-5500
For additional assistance to cities and towns to be distributed according to section 3 and for assistance to certain public entities of the commonwealth which have constructed water pollution abatement facilities; provided, that the distribution to the public entities shall equal $1,249,948; and provided further, that if there is a conflict between the provisions of the distribution set forth in section 3 and any other provisions of this act, the distribution set forth in section 3 shall control ........................................................... $379,767,936

0611-5510
For reimbursements to cities and towns in lieu of taxes on state-owned land pursuant to sections 13 to 17, inclusive, of chapter58 of the General Laws ................................................................................................ $12,500,000

0611-5800
For distribution to each city and town within which racing meetings are conducted pursuant to section18D of chapter58 of the General Laws ...................................................................................................................... $2,500,000

Pension Benefits.

0612-0105
For payment of the public safety employee killed in the line of duty benefit authorized by section100A of chapter
32 of the General Laws ............................................................................................................................ $500,000

Commission on Firefighters' Relief.

0620-0000
For financial assistance to injured firefighters .............................................................................. $9,808

Lottery Commission.

0640-0000
For the operation of the state lottery commission and arts lottery; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item for any costs associated with the promotion or advertising of lottery games; provided further, that positions funded by this item shall not be subject to chapters 30 and 31 of the General Laws; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated herein shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery Fund to the General Fund ................................................................$67,072,388

0640-0001
For the operation of the state lottery commission; provided, that the commission may seek revenue from corporate advertising for non-lottery products on all lottery products; provided further, that payments from corporate advertising shall be deposited into the General Fund; and provided further, that expenditure in this item is limited to an amount not to exceed revenues collected from corporate advertising payments or the amount appropriated herein, whichever is less .................................................................................$3,653,019

0640-0005
For the costs associated with the continued implementation of the game of keno; provided, that any sums expended on promotional activities shall be limited to point of sale promotions and agent newsletters; provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery Fund to the General Fund .....................................................................$1,233,347

0640-0010
For the promotional activities associated with the state lottery program; provided, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery Fund to the General Fund ..............................................$10,000,000

The Governor disapproved this section.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
0640-0013
For costs to establish, develop, implement and promote a lottery anti-litter program; provided, that said lottery may develop regional environmental awareness events to limit the number of discarded instant tickets that become litter; provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery Fund to the General Fund ................................ $100,000

0640-0096
For the purpose of the commonwealth's fiscal year 2005 contributions to the health and welfare fund established pursuant to the collective-bargaining agreement between the lottery commission and the service employees international union, Local 254, AFL-CIO; provided, that the contributions shall be paid to the trust fund on such basis as the collective bargaining agreement provides; provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery Fund to the General Fund ................................................... $288,782

Massachusetts Cultural Council.

0640-0300
For the services and operations of the council, including grants to or contracts with public and non-public entities; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the council may expend the amounts herein appropriated for the purposes of the council as provided in sections 52 to 58, inclusive, of chapter10 of the General Laws in amounts and at times as the council may determine pursuant to section54 of said chapter10; provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated herein shall be transferred quarterly from the Arts Lottery Fund to the General Fund; provided further, that any funds expended from this item for the benefit of schoolchildren shall be expended for the benefit of all Massachusetts schoolchildren and on the same terms and conditions; provided further, that the council shall not expend funds from this item for any grant or contract recipient that, in any program or activity for Massachusetts schoolchildren, does not apply the same terms and conditions to all such schoolchildren; provided further, that not more than $1,000,000 of the funds appropriated herein shall be used to assist cultural organizations in augmenting or initiating endowments to promote the financial stability of the organizations and the assistance shall be in the form of challenge grants to the organizations; provided further, that in order to receive a grant a cultural organization shall raise an amount at least equal to the amount of the grant for the organization's endowment; provided further, that funds provided by the grants shall, in perpetuity, be used solely to provide free or reduced rate public programs or services to citizens of the commonwealth; provided further, that a grant made under this program shall not exceed $100,000; and provided further, that a person employed under this item shall be considered an employee within the meaning of section1 of chapter150E of the General Laws and shall be placed in the appropriate bargaining unit ........................................................................................................................... $6,603,354

0640-0350
For the purposes of cultural resources pursuant to section36 of chapter69 of the General Laws including grants to or contracts with public and non-public entities; provided, that the council shall not expend funds from this item for any recipient that, in any program or activity for Massachusetts schoolchildren, does not apply the same terms and conditions to all such schoolchildren; provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated herein shall be transferred quarterly from the Arts Lottery Fund to the General Fund ...................................................................................... $743,520

0640-0351
For the John and Abigail Adams Arts Program, as established herein, to promote innovations in the arts and humanities within the commonwealth through the disbursement of cultural economic development grants including grants for cultural activities that have the capacity to revitalize communities, stimulate income, create or enhance jobs, and attract tourism; provided, that said funds shall be administered by the Massachusetts cultural council; provided further, that the mission of grant applicants may include demonstrated scholarship or creativity in, or distinguished service to, the arts and humanities; provided, that grants may focus on seed funding for early stage planning or implementation, creation of enduring partnerships among cultural and non-cultural organizations, defined community needs or opportunities, and creation of innovative and sustainable development models that can be replicated throughout and beyond the commonwealth; provided further, that eligible applicants shall include, but not be limited to, not-for-profit organizations and public sector entities; provided further, that collaborating partners may also include private, for-profit organizations, educational institutions and state or federal agencies; provided further, that grants shall not exceed $100,000 and shall be leveraged by not less than $1 for each $1 granted; provided further, that preference shall be given to an applicant with multiple funding sources that can demonstrate project viability, community support and potential for long-term sustainability; and provided further, that 25 per cent of the amount appropriated herein shall be transferred quarterly from the State Lottery Fund to the General Fund .....................................................................$1,000,000

Debt Service.

0699-0015
For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain bonded debt and the sale of bonds of the commonwealth, previously charged to the Local Aid Fund, the State Recreation Areas Fund, the Metropolitan Parks District Fund, the Metropolitan Water District Fund, the Metropolitan Sewerage District Fund, the Watershed Management Fund, the Highway Fund, and the Inter-City Bus Fund; provided, that payments of certain serial bonds maturing previously charged to the Local Aid Fund, the State Recreation Areas Fund, the Metropolitan Water District Fund, the Metropolitan Sewerage District Fund, and the Highway Fund shall be paid from this item; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the state treasurer may make payments pursuant to section38C of chapter29 of the General Laws from this item and item 0699-9100; provided further, that the payments shall pertain to the bonds, notes, or other obligations authorized to be paid from each item; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller may transfer the amounts that would otherwise be unexpended on June 30, 2005, from item 0699-0015 to item 0699-9100 or from item 0699-9100 to item 0699-0015 which would otherwise have insufficient amounts to meet debt service obligations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005; provided further, that each amount transferred shall be charged to the funds as specified in the item to which the amount is transferred; provided further, that payments on bonds issued pursuant to section2O of chapter29 of the General Laws shall be paid from this item and shall be charged to the Infrastructure sub-fund of the Highway fund; provided further, that payments of interest, discount and principal on certain bonded debt of the commonwealth associated with the Watershed Management Fund for the acquisition of development rights and other interests in land, including fee simple acquisitions of watershed lands of the Quabbin and Wachusett reservoirs and the Ware river watershed above the Ware river intake pipe shall be paid from this item; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary or other provisions of this item, the comptroller may charge the payments authorized herein to the appropriate budgetary or other fund subject to a plan which the comptroller shall file 10 days in advance with the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that the comptroller shall transfer from this item to the government land bank fund an amount equal to the amount by which debt service charged to said fund exceeds revenue deposited to said fund ....................................................................... $1,568,573,000

General Fund ............................................................................................................... 68.07%
Highway Fund ............................................................................................................. 31.93%

0699-2004
For the payment of interest, discount and principal on certain indebtedness which may be incurred for financing the central artery/third harbor tunnel funding shortfall ................................................................................... $76,264,000

Highway Fund ............................................................................................................. 100.0%

0699-9100
For the payment of interest and issuance costs on bonds and bond and revenue anticipation notes and other notes pursuant to sections 47 and 49B of chapter29 of the General Laws; provided, that the treasurer shall certify to the comptroller a schedule of the distribution of costs among the various funds of the commonwealth; provided further, that the comptroller shall charge costs to such funds in accordance with such schedule; and provided further, that any deficit in this item at the close of the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005 shall be charged to the various funds or to the General Fund or highway fund debt service reserves ................................................................................................................. $20,950,000

0699-9101
For the purpose of depositing with the trustee under the trust agreement authorized in section10B of chapter11 of the acts of 1997 an amount to be used to pay the interest due on notes of the commonwealth issued pursuant to section9 of said chapter11 and secured by the Federal Highway Grant Anticipation Note Trust Fund ................. $74,698,000

0699-9200
For certain debt service contract assistance to the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency in accordance with chapter23G of the General Laws .......................................................................................................... $13,281,468

STATE AUDITOR.

Office of the State Auditor.

0710-0000
For the office of the state auditor, including the review and monitoring of privatization contracts in accordance with sections 52 to 55, inclusive, of chapter7 of the General Laws and shared oversight of the central artery/third harbor tunnel project; provided, that a report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 1, 2004 delineating the privatization contracts reviewed and monitored during fiscal year 2004; provided further, that the report shall further detail the number of full-time equivalent positions assigned by the office for the review of each of the privatization contracts; provided further, that not less than $57,250 shall be expended for the position of executive director of the central artery/third harbor tunnel project oversight coordination commission, as established in section2B of chapter205 of the acts of 1996, such that the position may continue to provide administrative and investigative functions to the commission in a manner that is consistent with the said section2B; provided further, that the auditor's office shall pay half of the administrative costs of the municipal finance oversight board from this item; and provided further, that the auditor shall conduct audits of the Chelsea soldiers home, the Holyoke soldiers home, and the New England Shelter for homeless veterans, and the results of the audits shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than March 1, 2005 .......................................................................................................................... $14,437,500

0710-0100
For the operation of the division of local mandates ..................................................................... $585,103

0710-0200
For the operation of the bureau of special investigations; provided, that the department shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total amount of fraudulently obtained benefits identified by the bureau of special investigations of the office of the state auditor, the total value of settlement restitution payments, actual monthly collections, and any circumstances that produce shortfalls in collections .......................... $1,600,000

ATTORNEY GENERAL.

Office of the Attorney General.

0810-0000
For the office of the attorney general, including the administration of the local consumer aid fund, the operation of the anti-trust division, all regional offices, a high-tech crime unit and the victim and witness compensation program; provided, that the victim and witness compensation program shall be administered in accordance with chapters 258B and 258C of the General Laws; provided further, that the attorney general shall submit to the general court and the secretary of administration and finance a report detailing the claims submitted to the state treasurer for payment under item 0810-0004 indicating both the number and costs for each category of claim; provided further, that not more than $250,000 shall be expended for a grants program for the safe neighborhood initiative-jobs for youth program; provided further, that not more than $250,000 shall be expended from the funds appropriated in this item for a safe neighborhood initiative pilot program in the Bowdoin/Geneva area, of Dorchester; provided further, that the public proceedings unit shall review the water rate increases; provided further, that no more than $240,000 shall be expended for the operation of a child protection unit; provided further, that funds may be expended for the commission on uniform state laws; and provided further that $100,000 shall be expended for the Ella J. Baker House and the Tieng Xanh-Voice Program ...................................................................... $20,951,774

0810-0004
For compensation to victims of violent crimes; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of chapter258C of the General Laws, if a claimant is 60 years of age or older at the time of the crime and is not employed or receiving unemployment compensation, such claimant shall be eligible for compensation in accordance with said chapter258C even if the claimant has suffered no out-of-pocket loss; provided further, that compensation to such claimant shall be limited to a maximum of $50; and provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, victims of the crime of rape shall be notified of all available services designed to assist rape victims including, but not limited to, the provisions outlined in section5 of chapter258B of the General Laws..................................................................$2,156,000

0810-0006
For the increase in rental costs and unavoidable space rental lease obligations associated with the move of certain divisions of the office of the attorney general to the Leverett Saltonstall building in fiscal year 2005 ............ $2,414,150

0810-0007
For the overtime costs of state police officers assigned to the attorney general; provided, that costs associated with those officers shall not be funded from item 8100-0007; and provided further, that expenditures shall not be made on or after the effective date of this act which would cause the commonwealth's obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item ............................................................................................................ $486,517

Highway Fund ............................................................................................................. 88.20%
General Fund ............................................................................................................... 11.80%

0810-0014
For the operation of the department of telecommunications and energy proceedings unit, pursuant to section
11E of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed to the unit shall be equal to the amount expended from this item ...................................................... $1,390,301

0810-0017
For the expenses related to judicial proceedings relevant to the fuel charge pursuant to section 94G of chapter 164 of the General Laws and such other proceedings as may be reasonably related to the section; provided, that the assessment levied for such expense shall be credited to the General Fund ............................................................... $73,500

0810-0021
For the operation of the Medicaid fraud control unit; provided, that the federal reimbursement for any expenditure from this item shall not be less than 75 per cent of the expenditure; provided further, that not less than $225,000 shall continue to be used specifically for the investigation and prosecution of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation based on referrals from the department of public health pursuant to section 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that the unit shall provide training for all investigators of the department's division of health care quality responsible for the investigations on a periodic basis pursuant to a comprehensive training program to be developed by the division and the unit; and provided further, that training shall include instruction on techniques for improving the efficiency and quality of investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation pursuant to said section 72H of said chapter 111................................................ $2,566,248

0810-0045
For the labor law enforcement program pursuant to subsection (b) of section 1 of chapter 23 of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a non-management position funded by this item shall be considered a job title in a collective bargaining unit as prescribed by the labor relations commission and shall be subject to chapter 150E of the General Laws ............................................................................ $3,005,711

0810-0201
For the costs incurred in administrative or judicial proceedings on insurance as authorized by section 11F of chapter 12 of the General Laws; provided, that funds made available in this item may be used to supplement the automobile insurance fraud unit and the workers' compensation fraud unit of the office of the attorney general; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed for the costs shall be equal to the amount expended from this item ............................................................................................................. $1,376,948

0810-0338
For the investigation and prosecution of automobile insurance fraud; provided, that notwithstanding section 3 of chapter 399 of the acts of 1991, the amount assessed pursuant to said section 3 for the cost of this program shall be $280,164 .............................................. $280,1640810-0399
For the investigation and prosecution of workers' compensation fraud; provided, that notwithstanding section 3 of chapter 399 of the acts of 1991, the amount assessed pursuant to said section 3 for the cost of this program shall be $278,771; provided further, that the attorney general shall investigate and prosecute, where appropriate, employers who fail to provide workers' compensation insurance in accordance with the laws of the commonwealth; and provided further, that said unit shall investigate and report on all companies not in compliance with chapter 152 of the General Laws ...............................................$278,771

Victim Witness Assistance Board.

0840-0100
For the operation of the Massachusetts office for victim assistance; provided, that the office shall submit a comprehensive report compiled from the information required of and submitted to the office by the trial court, the registry of motor vehicles and the state treasurer relative to the collection of assessments for the previous calendar year under section 8 of chapter 258B of the General Laws; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before February 15, 2005 ...................................................................... $380,007

0840-0101
For the safeplan advocacy program; provided, that the amount allocated in this item shall be expended on the salaries and employee benefits of safeplan advocates and regional coordinators, including the advocates in the Hampshire probate and family court and the Northampton and Ware district courts; provided further, that funds may be expended by the Massachusetts office for victim assistance to administer the program; provided further, that said office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 3, 2005 a report detailing the effectiveness of contracting for said program including, but not limited to, the number and types of incidents to which such advocates responded, the types of services and service referrals provided by such domestic violence advocates, the cost of providing such services and the extent of coordination with other service providers and state agencies ........ $590,826

STATE ETHICS COMMISSION.

0900-0100
For the operation of the state ethics commission ......................................................................... $1,265,221

OFFICE OF THE INSPECTOR GENERAL.

0910-0200
For the operation of the office of the inspector general ................................................................ $2,201,1500910-0210
The office of the inspector general may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $493,819 from the fees charged to participants in the Massachusetts public purchasing official certification program and the certified public manager program for the operation of such programs; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipts of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office of the inspector general may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ........................................................................................................ $493,819

OFFICE OF CAMPAIGN AND POLITICAL FINANCE.

0920-0300
For the operation of the office of campaign and political finance .................................................. $998,178

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto
1000-0001
For the office of the state comptroller for the purpose and cost of compliance with the Single Audit Act of 1984, Public Law 89-502, and for the federally required comprehensive, statewide single audit of state operations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005 in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles; provided, that the office of the comptroller shall charge other items of appropriation for the cost of the audit from allocated federal funds transferred from federal reimbursement and grant receipts; provided further, that the office of the comptroller shall charge not more than a total of $750,000 to other items of appropriation for the cost of the audit; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, allocated federal funds transferred from federal reimbursement and grant receipts shall be retained and expended from a separate item without further appropriation, in addition to state funds appropriated to this item, for the cost of compliance with the mandate of the federal law and the office of management and budget regulations; provided further, that the amount of any such federal funds and grant receipts so credited and expended from this item shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the comptroller shall maintain a special federal and non-tax revenue unit which shall operate under policies and procedures developed in conjunction with the secretary for administration and finance; provided further, that the comptroller shall provide quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means which shall include for each state agency for which the commonwealth is billing, the eligible state services, the full year estimate of revenues and revenues collected; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller shall deduct an amount of $1,000 from any item of appropriation in section 2 of this act in which a reporting requirement is stipulated within said item and which report is not filed within 10 days of the stated due date; provided further, that any and all amounts deducted shall be deposited in the General Fund and the comptroller shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means of any and all amounts so deducted; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the comptroller may enter into contracts with private vendors to identify and pursue cost avoidance opportunities for programs of the commonwealth and to enter into interdepartmental service agreements with state agencies, as applicable, for said purpose; provided further, that 60 days prior to entering into any interdepartmental service agreements the comptroller shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that said notification shall include, but not be limited to, a description of the project, the purpose and intent of the interdepartmental service agreement, a projection of the costs avoided in the current fiscal year, a copy of the contract with the private vendor including the proposed rate of compensation and any previous agreements related or similar to the new agreement with the above information; provided further, that payments to private vendors on account of such cost avoidance projects shall be made only from such actual cost savings as have been certified in writing to the house and senate committees on ways and means by the comptroller and the budget director as attributable to such cost avoidance projects; provided further, that the comptroller may establish such procedures, in consultation with the budget director and the affected departments, as he deems appropriate and necessary to accomplish the purpose of this section; provided further, that the budget director shall report on a quarterly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means the status of all cost avoidance projects which are undertaken pursuant to the provisions of this section; and provided further, that the comptroller shall report on said projects as a part of his annual report pursuant to section 12 of chapter 7A of the General Laws .............................................. $7,905,392

1000-0004
The office of the comptroller shall expend an amount not to exceed $25,000 from fees collected from vendors who participate in training on statewide financial systems including, but not limited to, the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system; provided, that the office shall provide the training, offer sessions to vendors who do business with the commonwealth and establish and charge a reasonable fee for the training .................................... $25,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Office of the Secretary.

The Governor reduced the following item by $250,000 and disapproved certain wording.
1100-1100
For the office of the secretary and the administration of the fiscal affairs division; provided, that the secretary shall conduct an ongoing review of affirmative action steps taken by the various agencies, boards, departments, commissions or divisions to determine whether such agencies, boards, departments, commissions or divisions are complying with the commonwealth's policies of non-discrimination and equal opportunity; provided further, that whenever non-compliance is determined by the secretary, the secretary shall hold a public hearing on the matter and report his resulting recommendations to the head of the particular agency, board, department, commission or division, to the governor and to the Massachusetts commission against discrimination; provided further, that the secretary shall report on the status of each agency, board, department, commission or division receiving monies under this act, including supplemental and deficiency budgets, as to compliance or non-compliance with affirmative action policies to the chairs of the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on public service and the joint committee on commerce and labor on or before December 1, 2004; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended on the state office of minority and women business assistance to support monitoring and enforcement of minority business enterprise and women business enterprise activity on state assisted building projects; provided further, that agencies within the executive office may, with the prior approval of the secretary, streamline and improve administrative operations pursuant to interdepartmental service agreements; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to the contrary, the secretary for administration and finance, in consultation with the state secretary, shall, not later than October 31, 2004 issue a request for purchase through the competitive bidding process for the provision of public records storage, except those records that receive federal reimbursement, for all state agencies within the jurisdiction of the governor in order to achieve cost savings including, but not limited to, those associated with greater efficiencies in the use and payment of records storage, reduction in private office lease costs for administrative personnel, and for more efficient and accessible use of public office space by displacing records with administrative personnel; and provided further, that the secretary, in consultation with the state secretary, shall report, not later than March 31, 2005, a plan to improve public records storage and office space efficiencies to the joint committee on state administration and to the house and senate committees on ways and means ... $3,297,608 $3,047,608

Office of Dispute Resolution.

1100-1103
For the operation of the office of dispute resolution; provided, that said office may enter into an intergovernmental service agreement with the University of Massachusetts at Boston; provided further, that said agreement may transfer the functions of the office to the Boston campus; provided further, that said agreement shall apply to items 1100-1103, 1100-1104, 1100-1108 and 1100-1117; and provided further, that the office shall submit a report that details the status of the transition of the office to the University of Massachusetts at Boston to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 1, 2005 ................................................................................................................. $97,588

1100-1104
The office of dispute resolution may expend an amount not to exceed $436,381 in revenues collected from fees charged to cities, towns or public instrumentalities and other political subdivisions of the commonwealth or to corporations and individuals for the costs of mediation and related services; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the office of dispute resolution may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system, including the cost of personnel ................................................ $436,381

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

1102-3205
The division may expend for the maintenance and operation of the Massachusetts information technology center an amount not to exceed $5,500,000 in revenues collected from rentals, commissions, fees, parking fees and any and all other sources pertaining to the operations of said center; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, and for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefore as reported in the state accounting system ........................................$5,500,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto
1102-3206
For the costs associated with the maintenance and security of surplus state properties; provided, that the division shall submit quarterly reports that detail the hire date, salary, and job title of every employee at the division and the amount associated with each bond authorization; provided further, the division shall submit a report that details every employee at the division including the hire date, salary, and job title for fiscal years 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005 to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before January 11, 2005; provided further, that the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance shall convey a certain parcel of land with the building thereon, located at 291 Summer Street, Lowell and recorded with the North District Registry of Deeds, Book 1491, Page 170, to the current occupant of said premises; provided further, that the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance shall complete study number SDE 0301ST1 regarding the site location of the proposed regional holding facility in Essex county by July 31, 2004; and provided further, that the division of capital asset management and maintenance and the Massachusetts highway department shall close and secure the rest stop area on Route 2 west in the town of Harvard ...... $359,208

1102-3214
For the state transportation building; provided, that the division may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $6,100,000 from rentals, commissions, fees, parking fees and from any and all other sources pertaining to the operation of the state transportation building for the maintenance and operation of said building; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system .............................................. $6,100,000

1102-3231
For the Springfield state office building; provided, that the division may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $654,322 from rents charged to agencies occupying said building for the maintenance and operation of said building; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ................................................ $654,322

1102-3232
For the division of capital asset maintenance and management; provided, that the division may expend an amount not to exceed $300,000 received from application fees charged in conjunction with the certification of contractors and subcontractors pursuant to section 44D of chapter 149 of the General Laws; and provided further, that only expenses, including staffing, incurred to implement and operate the certification program shall be funded from this item ......................... $300,000

The Governor disapproved this section.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

1102-3233
For a reserve to commence the environmental remediation and any necessary work related to said remediation at the property located in Norfolk, Massachusetts formerly known as the Department of Public Health Pondville Hospital as said property is identified in chapter 519 of the acts of 1980 so as to ensure that any and all contamination and hazardous waste or material is eliminated from said site as required by section 679 of chapter 26 of the acts of 2003; provided, that the commissioner of the division of capital asset management and maintenance shall submit a expenditure plan no later than September 1, 2004 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing how funds appropriated herein shall be expended; provided further, that all funds appropriated herein shall be expended solely on environmental remediation directly related to said site; and provided further, that no funds appropriated herein shall be expended for administrative related expenditures .............................................................................................................................. $1,000,000

The Governor disapproved this section.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

1102-3299
For additional renovations to the third floor of the Cohannet School building in the city of Taunton to ensure that the temporary court facility to be housed in said building will be adequate for the court's business and to ensure said facility will be in full compliance with public health and safety standards ....................................................... $1,500,000

Bureau of State Office Buildings.

1102-3301
For the operation of the bureau and for the maintenance and operation of buildings under the jurisdiction of the state superintendent of buildings; provided, that the bureau shall retain jurisdiction over all contracts, purchases and payments for materials and services required in the operation of the bureau ..................................................... $6,432,413

1102-3302
For the purposes of utility costs and associated contracts for the properties managed by the bureau of state office buildings .................................................................................................................................................. $5,128,3421102-3305
For the maintenance and joint operation of the state house under the jurisdiction of the state superintendent of buildings and the joint committee on rules of the house of representatives and the senate; provided, that the bureau shall work in coordination with the house of representatives and the senate relative to the maintenance, repair, purchases and payments for any and all materials and services required in the operation of the state house .............................. $500,000

Office on Disability.

1107-2400
For the office on disability .......................................................................................................... $573,469

Disabled Persons Protection Commission.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
1107-2501
For the disabled persons protection commission; provided, that the commission shall facilitate compliance by the department of mental health and the department of mental retardation with uniform investigative standards; provided further, that the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than the last day of each quarter on the number of claims of abuse by caretakers made by employees or contracted service employees of the departments of mental retardation and mental health and the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission; provided further, that the report shall include: (i) the number of claims found to be substantiated; (ii) the number of claims found to be unsubstantiated; and (iii) the number of claims found to be falsely reported as a result of intentional and malicious action; and provided further, that the commission shall ensure that all calls received by the commission's 24-hour hotline are recorded, that all persons who call said hotline shall be immediately informed that all calls are recorded, and each such person shall be provided with the opportunity to elect that the call not be recorded ........................................................................ $1,704,742

Civil Service Commission.

1108-1011
For the civil service commission; provided, that the General Fund shall be reimbursed for the appropriation herein through a fee charged on a per claim basis; provided further, that said commission shall develop and implement regulations to implement said reimbursement to the General Fund; and provided further, the civil service commission shall have the power to assess a fee upon the appointing authority when inappropriate action has occurred .................. $501,454

Group Insurance Commission.

1108-5100
For the administration of the group insurance commission; provided, that the commission shall generate the maximum amounts allowable under the federal Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act, as amended, and from reimbursements allowed by sections 8, 10B, 10C and 12 of chapter 32A of the General Laws ... $1,984,318

1108-5200
For the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premium and plan costs incurred in fiscal year 2005; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance shall charge the division of unemployment assistance and other departments, authorities, agencies and divisions, which have federal or other funds allocated to them for this purpose, for that portion of insurance premiums and plan costs as the secretary determines should be borne by such funds, and shall notify the comptroller of the amounts to be transferred, after similar determination, from the several state or other funds and amounts received in payment of all such charges or such transfers shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that prior year costs incurred by the state indemnity health insurance plan and the preferred provider organization shall be funded from this item; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means the amounts expended from this item for said prior year costs; provided further, that the group insurance commission shall obtain reimbursement for premium and administrative expenses from other agencies and authorities not funded by state appropriation; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may charge all agencies for the commonwealth's share of the health insurance costs incurred on behalf of any employees of those agencies who are on leave of absence for a period of more than one year; provided further, that the amounts received in payment for such charges shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding section 26 of chapter 29 of the General Laws, the commission may negotiate, purchase and execute contracts before July 1 of each year for policies of group insurance as authorized by chapter 32A of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding chapter 150E of the General Laws and as provided in section 8 of said chapter 32A and for the purposes of section 14 of said chapter 32A, the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premium for state employees who have retired before July 1, 1994 shall be 90 per cent and the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premium for state employees who have retired on or after July 1, 1994 shall be 85 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of the group insurance premium for active employees upon retirement shall be 85 per cent; provided further, that notwithstanding section 8 of chapter 32A of the General Laws, the commonwealth's share of such premiums for active state employees and their dependents whose salary, as determined by the group insurance commission in consultation with the human resources division and the office of the state comptroller, is between $0 and $34,999 shall be 85 per cent of such premiums and rates; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of such premiums for active state employees and their dependents whose salary, as determined by the group insurance commission in consultation with the human resources division and the office of the state comptroller, is $35,000 and greater shall be 80 per cent of such premiums and rates; provided further, that the preceding provisions pursuant to employee contributions shall sunset June 30, 2005 at which time the commonwealth's share of such premiums for active state employees and their dependents shall be 85 per cent; provided further, that the commonwealth's share of such premiums for active state employees and their dependents who are hired after June 30, 2003 shall be 75 per cent of such premiums and rates; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, during fiscal year 2005, said commission shall continue to provide health insurance coverage for employees and members of the board of bar examiners, both full-time and part-time, that were employed by said board as of January 1, 2003 consistent with coverage provided to state employees pursuant to this item; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's per centage share of premiums for group, general or blanket hospital, medical, dental or other health insurance, either by purchase of a policy or policies from one or more insurance companies, or nonprofit hospital, medical, dental or other service corporations, including health maintenance organizations, or by means of a self insurance plan or preferred provider arrangement plan, shall be determined by the authority, or where collective bargaining is authorized through the process of collective bargaining; provided further, that the per centage share of premiums for employees of the authority to whom a collective bargaining agreement is in force, shall be the per centage share which was paid during the month that such collective bargaining agreement first went into effect and shall continue until such time as that agreement expires; and provided further, that the commission shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means by March 15 of each year of the cost of the commonwealth's projected share of group insurance premiums for the next fiscal year ................................................................................................................ $770,693,026

1108-5350
For elderly governmental retired employee premium payments .................................................... $1,044,704

1108-5400
For the costs of the retired municipal teachers' premiums and the audit of such premiums ............ $50,926,930

1108-5500
For the costs, notwithstanding chapter 32A of the General Laws to the contrary, of dental and vision benefits for those active employees of the commonwealth, not including employees of authorities and any other political subdivision, who are not otherwise provided those benefits pursuant to a separate appropriation or the terms of a contract or collective bargaining agreement; provided, that the employees shall pay 15 per cent of the monthly premium established by the commission for the benefits .................................................................................................... $6,236,609

Division of Administrative Law Appeals.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
1110-1000
For the operation of the division of administrative law appeals established by section 4H of chapter 7 of the General Laws; provided, that said office shall maintain, to the fullest extent practicable, a complete physical and technological separation from any agency, department, board, commission or program whose decisions, determinations or actions may be appealed to it; provided further, that every decision issued by a commissioner or other head of agency, or designee, following the issuance of a recommended decision by an administrative law judge of the division, shall be an agency decision subject to judicial review pursuant to chapter 30A of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $404,226 shall be expended for the processing and adjudication of department of environmental protection appeals by the administrative law judges, chief administrative law judge, and docket clerk who, on January 1, 2004, were serving in the office of administrative appeals in the executive office of environmental affairs; provided further, that said administrative law judges who, on January 1, 2004, were serving in the office of administrative appeals in the executive office of environmental affairs shall be transferred to the division of administrative law appeals, and shall be assigned, for adjudication by them as administrative magistrates, all pending and newly-filed department of environmental protection appeals; and provided further, that administrative appeals of department of environmental protection decisions shall be filed directly with the division of administrative law appeals ......................................................................................................... $1,045,843

George Fingold Library.

1120-4005
For the administration of the library; provided, that said library shall maintain regular hours of operation from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ................................................................................................................................. $1,184,048

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination.

1150-5100
For the office of the commission, including the processing and resolution of cases pending before the commission that were filed on or before July 1, 2001; provided, that on or before November 1, 2004 the commission shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report on the total number of all currently pending cases and the total number of such cases in the investigation, conciliation, post-probable cause and pre-public hearing and post-hearing stages; provided further, that the commission shall file an update of the report with the committees on or before March 1, 2005; provided further, that the commission shall identify in such reports the number of cases in which the commission has determined there is probable cause to believe that a violation of chapter 151B of the General Laws has been committed in a case in which the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is named as a respondent; provided further, that the commission shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before November 1, 2004 the number of cases pending before the commission in which a state agency or state authority is named as a respondent, specifying those cases in which the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is named as a respondent, and the number of the cases in which there is probable cause to believe that a violation of said chapter 151B has been committed; provided further, that the commission shall include in such report the total number of new cases filed in fiscal year 2004 and the total number of cases closed by the commission in fiscal year 2004; provided further, that funds made available in this item shall be in addition to funds available in item 1150-5104; provided further, that all positions, except clerical, shall be exempt from chapter 31 of the General Laws; and provided further, that the commission shall pursue the highest allowable rate of federal reimbursement ......................................................... $1,434,740

1150-5104
The Massachusetts commission against discrimination may expend revenues from federal reimbursements received for the purposes of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development fair housing type 1 program and the equal opportunity resolution contract program during fiscal year 2005 and federal reimbursements received for these and other programs in prior years; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commission may also expend revenues generated through the collection of fees and costs so authorized; provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 or any other general or special law to the contrary, federal reimbursements received in excess of $2,467,982 shall be credited to the General Fund .................................................................................. $2,467,982

1150-5116
The Massachusetts commission against discrimination may expend an amount not to exceed $27,500 from revenues collected from fees charged for the training and certification of diversity trainers for the operation of the discrimination prevention certification program ............................................................... $27,500

Department of Revenue.

1201-0100
For the operation of the department of revenue, including tax collection administration, audits of certain foreign corporations, and the division of local services; provided, that the department may allocate an amount not to exceed $250,000 to the office of the attorney general for the purpose of the tax prosecution unit; provided further, that the department may charge the expenses for computer services, including the cost of personnel and other support costs provided to the child support enforcement unit, from this item to item 1201-0160, consistent with the costs attributable to said unit; provided further, that the department shall maintain regional offices in the cities of Hyannis, Springfield, Pittsfield, Fall River, and Worcester; provided further, that the department shall provide to the general court access to the municipal data bank; and provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this account are positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis beginning no earlier than December 1 and ending no later than November 30; and provided further, that seasonal positions funded by this account may not be filled by incumbent for more than 10 months within a 12 month period ...................... $111,470,805

General Fund ......................................................... 95.0%
Highway Fund ......................................................... 5.0%

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto
1201-0130
The department of revenue may expend an amount not to exceed $9,640,000 from revenues collected by auditors and for the costs of administering an enhanced audit program, for discovering and identifying persons who are delinquent either in the filing of a tax return or the payment of a tax due and payable to the commonwealth, for the costs of obtaining those delinquent returns and collecting those delinquent taxes for a prior fiscal year; provided, that the commissioner may expend funds from this item to support the operational costs of the department funded from item 1201-0100; provided further, that the department of revenue shall conduct an investigation pursuant to the recommendations made by the office of the inspector general in a report dated January 23, 2004 to determine whether any tax credits previously authorized under section 38N of chapter 63 of the General Laws should be recaptured by the commonwealth; provided further, that the department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than September 1, 2004 on the findings of said investigation; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment the amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefore as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that the commissioner of revenue shall study the potential impacts of the disclosure by the commissioner of a list of all taxpayers, including but not limited to individuals, trusts, partnerships, corporations, 121A corporations and other taxable entities, that are delinquent in the payment of their tax liabilities in an amount greater than $25,000 for a period of 6 months from the time the taxes were assessed; provided further, that the commissioner shall at least annually publish a list of all taxpayers who are delinquent in the payment of any tax liability and shall publish said list on the department's website, with a link to said list clearly situated on the website, and at the same time, may also publish the list in any print media and electronic media of the commissioner's choosing; provided however, that the commissioner shall not publish or post on any list of delinquent taxpayers the name of any taxpayer or person who is accused of being delinquent in the payment of any tax liability until said taxpayer or person has exhausted all appellate action including, but not limited to, appeals before the appellate tax board, any division of the trial court, the commissioner of revenue, any municipality, any other tax collecting authority in the commonwealth or any other possible avenue of appeal; provided further, that said list shall include, at a minimum, information indicating whether the taxpayer is an individual, the name of the taxpayer, if the taxpayer is a business entity; provided further, that the list shall include also the address of the taxpayer, the type of tax for which the taxpayer is delinquent, the year the tax was assessed, and the amount of total tax liability outstanding, including penalties and interest; provided further, that the commissioner shall make the list available for public inspection at the department upon request during the regular business hours; provided further, that the commissioner shall provide the registrar of motor vehicles and the assessors in each city and town with a list of the names and addresses of taxpayers who filed resident income tax returns; provided further, that the purposes of the lists are to identify residents who may have improperly registered their motor vehicles and failed to pay motor vehicle registration fees, state sales and use taxes and local motor vehicle excises; and provided further, that the commissioner shall direct the assessors to provide to all real property owners a notice inserted with each tax bill describing section 3 of chapter 90 of the General Laws ............................................................................. $9,640,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
1201-0160
For the child support enforcement unit; provided, that the department may allocate funds appropriated herein to the department of state police, the district courts, the probate and family courts, the district attorneys and other state agencies for the performance of certain child support enforcement activities, and that such agencies are hereby authorized to expend said funds for the purposes of this item; provided further, that all such allocations shall be reported quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means upon the allocation of said funds; provided further, that the federal receipts associated with the child support computer network shall be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and deposited into a revolving account to be expended for said network; provided further, that federal receipts associated with child support enforcement grants shall be deposited into a revolving account to be drawn down at the highest possible rate of reimbursement and to be expended for the grant authority, so-called; provided further, that the department shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means, detailing the balance, year-to-date and projected receipts and year-to-date and projected expenditures, by subsidiary, of the child support trust fund established pursuant to section 9 of chapter 119A of the General Laws; and provided further, that the department shall file a performance report with the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before January 15, 2005 detailing current staffing levels by function and performance indicators, including, but not limited to, TAFDC and non-TAFDC caseloads, collection levels, court cases, paternities established, court orders established, average employee workload, federal reimbursements, projections of said indicators for the remainder of the fiscal year and any deviations of current performance from previous projections............................................................$45,779,169

1201-0164
For the child support enforcement division; provided, that said division may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $6,547,280 from the federal reimbursements awarded for personnel and lower subsidiary related expenditures......................................................$6,547,280

The Governor disapproved this section.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

1231-1000
For the Commonwealth Sewer Rate Relief Fund established in section 2Z of chapter 29 of the General Laws .................................... $10,000,000

1231-1020
For a program of loans, loan purchases or loan guarantees or interest subsidies to assist homeowners, homeowner associations or condominium associations in complying with revised state environmental code for subsurface disposal of sanitary waste, Title V, so called; provided, that the program shall be in addition to the loan program established pursuant to item 2200-9959 in section 2 of chapter 85 of the acts of 1994; provided further, that the department may contract with third parties, including, but not limited to, commonwealth-based financial institutions to manage said program; provided further, that the department and the third parties shall take all steps necessary to minimize the program's administrative costs; provided further, that the loans, loan purchases or loan guarantees shall be available on the basis of a sliding scale that relates a homeowner's income and assets to the cost of Title V compliance; provided further, that interest subsidies shall be means-tested and may be for zero-interest loans pursuant to income standards developed by the department; and provided further, that the department of revenue shall consult with the department of environmental protection in developing rules, regulations and guidelines for said program, prior appropriation continued.

1232-0100
For underground storage tank reimbursements to parties that have remediated spills of petroleum products pursuant to chapter 21J of the General Laws; prior appropriation continued ................................................. $9,200,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto
1232-0200
For the Underground Storage Tank Petroleum Cleanup Fund Administrative Review Board pursuant to chapter 21J of the General Laws and for the administration of the underground storage tank program associated with the implementation of chapter 21J of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding section 4 of chapter 21J or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriations made in this item shall be sufficient to cover said administrative expenses of the underground storage tank program; provided further, that the board shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report on the status of the underground storage program, including, but not limited to, the number of municipal grants made for the removal and replacement of underground storage tanks and the reimbursements for remediated petroleum spills; provided further, that the report shall detail how many tanks are out of compliance with chapter 21J; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted not later than February 16, 2005, prior appropriation continued .................................................................................................................................................. $1,500,000

1232-0300
For underground storage tank municipal grants to remove and replace the tanks pursuant to section 2 of chapter 21J of the General Laws and section 37A of chapter 148 of the General Laws .......................................... $489,901

1233-2000
For reimbursing cities and towns for taxes abated pursuant to clauses Seventeenth, Twenty-second, Twenty-second A, Twenty-second B, Twenty-second C, Twenty-second E and Thirty-seventh of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws ................................................................................................................................................. $8,400,000

1233-2010
For reimbursing cities and towns for tax abatements granted to certain homeowners over the age of 65 pursuant to clause Fifty-second of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws ..................................................... $9,655

1233-2310
For reimbursing cities and towns for taxes abated pursuant to the clauses Forty-first, Forty-first B and Forty-first C of section 5 of chapter 59 of the General Laws; provided, that the commonwealth shall reimburse each city or town that accepts said clause Forty-first B or clause Forty-first C for additional costs incurred in determining eligibility of applicants under those clauses in an amount not to exceed $2 per exemption granted .................................. $9,890,345

Appellate Tax Board.

1310-1000
For the operation of the appellate tax board; provided, that the board shall schedule hearings in Barnstable, Gardner, Lawrence, Milford, Northampton, Pittsfield, Springfield, Worcester and southeastern Massachusetts; and provided further, that the board shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 1, 2004 on the number of hearings held at each location .................................................................................... $1,723,561

1310-1001
The appellate tax board may expend revenues up to a maximum of $300,000 from fees collected; provided, that in order to accommodate discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the board may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system .............................................. $300,000

Department of Veterans Services.

0610-0093
For the purposes of allowing the department of veterans' services to make bonus payments to Persian Gulf war veterans; provided, that all such payments shall be consistent with the purposes of the trust instrument for "A Hero's Welcome Trust Fund" ........................................................................................................................................ $23,000

A Hero's Welcome Trust Fund ..................................................................................... 100.0%

1410-0010
For the operation of the office of veterans' services; provided, that the office may fund a housing specialist from this item; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Korean War Veterans committee of Massachusetts for the purpose of maintaining the Massachusetts Korean War Memorial located in the shipyard park of the Charlestown Navy Yard; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the purpose of maintaining the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in the Green Hill Park in Worcester; and provided further, that the department may expend funds for the Glory 54th Brigade .................................................................................... $1,652,348

1410-0012
For services to veterans, including the maintenance and operation of outreach centers; provided, that said centers shall provide counseling to incarcerated veterans and to Vietnam era veterans and their families who may have been exposed to agent orange; provided further, that not less than $228,771 shall be obligated for a contract with the Veterans Benefit Clearinghouse in the Roxbury section of Boston; provided further, that not less than $82,757 shall be obligated for a contract with the Veterans Northeast Outreach Center in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $106,102 shall be obligated for a contract with the North Shore Veterans Counseling Center in the city of Beverly; provided further, that not less than $84,879 shall be obligated for a contract with the Veterans Association of Bristol county in the city of Fall River; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be obligated for a contract with NamVets of the Cape and Islands in the town of Hyannis; provided further, that not less than $84,879 shall be obligated for a contract with the Outreach Center, Inc., in the city of Pittsfield; provided further, that not less than $292,480 shall be obligated for a contract with the Montachusett Veterans Outreach Center in the city of Gardner; provided further, that not less than $84,453 shall be obligated for a contract with the Metrowest/Metrosouth Outreach Center in the town of Framingham; provided further, that not less than $15,000 be expended for the oral history project at the Morse Institute Library in Natick; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for Veteran's Services to be administered by the Falmouth Veterans Agent through the Falmouth Free Clinic and Community Center; and provided further, that not less than $134,879 shall be obligated for a contract with the Puerto Rican Veterans Association of Massachusetts, Inc., in the city of Springfield ........................................................................
$1,264,200

1410-0015
For the women veterans' outreach program ............................................... $40,281

1410-0018
The department may expend for the maintenance and operation of Agawam and Winchendon veterans' cemeteries an amount not to exceed $300,000 from revenue collected from fees, grants, gifts or other contributions to the cemeteries ................................................................. $300,000

1410-0100
For the revenue maximization project of the executive office of elder affairs to identify individuals eligible for veterans' pensions who are currently receiving home health care services ................................................... $98,000

1410-0250
For homelessness services; provided, that not less than $453,966 shall be obligated for a contract with the central Massachusetts shelter for homeless veterans located in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $352,395 shall be obligated for a contract with the Southeastern Massachusetts Veterans Housing Program, Inc. located in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that $100,350 shall be obligated for a contract with the Veterans Benefit Clearinghouse located in Dorchester; provided further, that not less than $199,405 shall be obligated for a contract with Unity House located in the city of Gardner; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be obligated for a contract with the Transition House located in the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $51,975 shall be expended for a contract with the Springfield bilingual veterans outreach center for the operation and maintenance of a transitional housing unit at the YMCA of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $44,888 shall be obligated for a contract with the Mansion located in the city of Haverhill; provided further, that not less than $28,350 shall be obligated for a contract with the Homestead located in the town of Hyannis; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be obligated for contracts with the veterans hospice homestead in the city of Leominster and the veterans hospice in the town of Fitchburg; provided further, that not less than $22,500 shall be obligated for a contract with the Turner House located in the town of Williamstown; provided further, that not less than $73,350 shall be obligated for a contract with the Veterans Benefit Clearinghouse located in Roxbury; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be obligated for a contract with the United Veterans of America shelter located in the town of Leeds; and provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be obligated for a contract with Habitat P.L.U.S. in the city of Lynn ............................................... $1,812,179

1410-0251
For homelessness services, including the maintenance and operation of homeless shelters and transitional housing for veterans at the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans located in the city of Boston ......................... $2,093,735

1410-0300
For the payment of annuities to certain disabled veterans and the parents and unremarried spouses of certain deceased veterans; provided, that such payments shall be made pursuant to section 6B of chapter 115 of the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall take reasonable steps to terminate payments upon the death of a recipient; provided further, that the department shall prorate annuity payments to ensure that the total payments in fiscal year 2005 shall not exceed the amount appropriated herein; provided further, that the commissioner of veterans' services shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing the number of applications received for annuities offered under this program at the end of each fiscal quarter; provided further, that the secretary of veterans' services may transfer up to 5 per cent of the amount appropriated herein between this item and item 1410-0400; and provided further, that 30 days before any such transfer is made, the secretary of veterans' services shall file with the secretary for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a plan showing the amounts to be transferred and the reason for the proposed transfer ...................................................................................................................... $11,362,800

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
1410-0400
For reimbursing cities and towns for money paid for veterans' benefits and for payments to certain veterans; provided, that the reimbursements shall be made pursuant to section
6 of chapter 115 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amounts of veterans' benefits paid by cities and towns to residents of a soldiers' home shall be paid by the commonwealth to the several cities and towns; provided further, that pursuant to section 9 of said chapter 115, the department shall reimburse cities and towns for the cost of United States flags placed on the graves of veterans on Memorial Day; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary of veteran services may continue a training program for veterans' agents and directors of veterans' services in cities and towns; provided further, that the purpose of such training program shall be to maximize federal assistance available for veterans and to assure that such agents and directors receive uniform instruction on providing veterans and dependents with advice relative to procurement of state, federal and local benefits to which they are entitled, including employment, education, health care, retirement and other veterans' benefits; provided further, that the subject matter of such training program shall include benefits available under said chapter 115 and alternative resources, including those which are partially or wholly subsidized by the federal government, such as medicaid, Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability benefits, as well as federal pension and compensation entitlements; provided further, that the secretary shall promulgate regulations for the training program; provided further, that upon successful participation by such veterans' agents or directors of veterans' services in such training program, the costs of such training program incurred by the several cities and towns shall be reimbursed by the commonwealth on or before November 10 following the fiscal year in which such costs were paid; provided further, that any person applying for veterans' benefits to pay for services available under chapter 118E of the General Laws, shall also apply for medical assistance under said chapter 118E to minimize cost of the commonwealth and its municipalities; provided further, that veterans' agents shall complete applications authorized by the division of medical assistance under said chapter 118E for any veteran, widow and dependent applying for medical assistance under said chapter 115; provided further, that the veterans' agent shall file the application for the veteran or dependent for assistance under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the division of medical assistance shall act on all said chapter 118E applications and advise the applicant and the veterans' agent of the applicant's eligibility for said chapter 118E healthcare; provided further, that the veterans' agent shall advise the applicant of the right to assistance for medical benefits under said chapter 115 pending approval of the application for assistance under said chapter 118E by the division of medical assistance; provided further, that the commissioner may supplement healthcare pursuant to said chapter 118E with healthcare coverage under said chapter 115 if he determines that supplemental coverage is necessary to afford the veteran or dependent sufficient relief and support; provided further, that payments to or on behalf of a veteran or dependent pursuant to said chapter 115 shall not be considered income for the purposes of determining eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that benefits awarded pursuant to section 6B of said chapter 115 shall be considered countable income; provided further, that the secretary of veterans' services may transfer up to 5 per cent of the amount appropriated herein between this item and item 1410-0300; and provided further, that 30 days before any such transfer is made, the secretary of veterans' services shall file with the secretary for administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a plan showing the amounts to be transferred and the reason for the proposed transfer ......................$11,282,800

1410-0630
For the administration of the veterans' cemeteries in the towns of Agawam and Winchendon ....... $859,816

Reserves.

1599-0035
For certain debt service contract assistance to the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority in accordance with section
39 of chapter 190 of the acts of 1982; provided, that the assistance shall be expended notwithstanding section 35J of chapter 10 of the General Laws ................................................................................................ $16,302,000

1599-0042
For a reserve to improve the quality of the commonwealth's child care system by enabling child care providers to better attract and retain quality staff; provided, that payments from this reserve shall be distributed by the office of child care services to increase reimbursement rates for subsidized child care; provided further, that the increases shall be directed to expenditures for salaries, benefits, and stipends for professional development of child care workers; and provided further, that such increases may be allocated to adjust rates of reimbursement paid to each provider by the same per centage across the common wealth ................................................................................................................... $5,000,000

1599-0049
For contract assistance payments to the Foxborough Industrial Development Finance Authority in accordance with section
8 of chapter 16 of the acts of 1999 .............................................................................................. $5,336,488

1599-0050
For Route 3 North contract assistance payments ........................................................................ $26,755,107

1599-0093
For contract assistance to the water pollution abatement trust for debt service obligations of the trust, in accordance with sections 6 and 6A of chapter
29C of the General Laws ............................................................. $55,176,893

1599-1970
For a reserve for the Massachusetts turnpike authority for costs incurred in fiscal year 2004 for the operation and maintenance of the central artery/tunnel project pursuant to chapter
235 of the acts of 1998 ....... $25,000,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto

1599-1971
For the cost of hired and leased equipment, vehicle repair, and sand, salt, and other control chemicals used for snow and ice control; provided, that the secretary for administration and finance shall submit to the house and senate committees on post audit and oversight, the house and senate committees on transportation and the house and senate committees on ways and means a report on snow and ice control efforts no later than September 1, 2004 which shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(a) a list of amounts paid to each vendor from state appropriations for snow and ice control efforts for fiscal years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004; (b) a comparison of the average snowfall by county as reported by the national weather service and the amount of state snow and ice control effort funds appropriated by county for fiscal years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004; (c) a detailed account of the administrative oversight exercised by either the secretary for administration and finance, the secretary of transportation or the department of highways for snow and ice control efforts, including an explanation of measures taken to verify services provided, audit vendor payment vouchers, or any other measures taken to ensure accountability relative to the expenditure of the state funds for snow and ice control efforts; (d) a comparison delineated by county of the commonwealth of the amounts expended on snow and ice control efforts to the daily snowfall amounts as reported by the national weather service; (e) information on the transponder program that was implemented during fiscal year 2004, including, but not limited to, the number and cost of transponders leased or purchased, costs associated with maintenance and warranties for said transponders, the useful life of said transponders, the number of incidents when transponders failed or malfunctioned, the number of transponders that were damaged, estimated costs of continuing said program, the compliance rate of vendors using transponders, the number of transponders that were damaged or broken, the number of appeals by contractors for transponders that may have failed or malfunctioned, a list of any contractors that were accused of, charged with or prosecuted for fraudulent snow and ice removal claims; and (f) any other information that said secretary determines is necessary to account for and explain the extraordinary expenditure of state appropriations for the control and removal of snow and ice; provided further that the study indicates how many salt storage facilities in the commonwealth are in conformance with section 7A of chapter 85 of the General Laws and how many are not; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended or allocated from this item of appropriation until said secretary, the commissioner of highways and any other officer of the commonwealth involved in snow and ice control efforts has submitted all documentation, testimony, data and other information as required by the provisions of this appropriation and said report has been filed with said committees in the exact manner as stipulated herein ................................ $35,000,000

1599-3234
For the commonwealth's south Essex sewerage district debt service assessment .......................... $93,550

1599-3384
For a reserve for the payment of certain court judgments, settlements and legal fees, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the comptroller, which were ordered to be paid in fiscal year 2004 or a prior fiscal year; provided, that the comptroller shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the amounts expended from this item; provided further, that no amount appropriated in this item shall fund attorneys' fees for Boulet, et al v. Cellucci, et al, civil action No. 99-CV-10617-DPW, United States District Court of Massachusetts; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for any settlements pursuant to Superior Court Civil Action No. 03-1913 BLS Allen's Pharmacy Cape Ann, & others vs. Christine C. Ferguson, Acting Commissioner of the Massachusetts Division of Health Care Finance and Policy; provided further, that $300,000 shall be expended for Namyl, LLC v. L. Bongiorni, et al and its companion cases to be paid to the town of Wilbraham; and provided further, that funds shall be made available for a settlement for the town of Easton ...................................................................................................................................... $4,837,211

1599-3837
For the payment to the water pollution abatement trust to fund financial assistance to municipalities and other eligible borrowers to meet debt service obligations incurred by the municipalities and other eligible borrowers after January 1, 1992, to finance the costs of water treatment projects or portions thereof which have been approved by the department of environmental protection, or otherwise authorized by law, and which have been completed, as determined by the department, on or before the promulgation date of the department's regulations related to the implementation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act ........................................................................................................... $7,860,000

1599-3838
For a reserve for payment to the water pollution abatement trust to finance the costs of water treatment projects or portions thereof which have been approved by the department of environmental protection, or otherwise authorized by law, after the promulgation date of the department's regulations related to the implementation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act

$9,118,270

1599-3856
For rent and associated costs at the Massachusetts information technology center in Chelsea ...... $7,115,000

The Governor reduced the following item by $549,558
1599-3857
For capital lease payments from the university of Massachusetts to the Massachusetts development finance agency and for annual operations of the advanced technology and manufacturing center in Fall River ................... $1,100,000

1599-4121
For a reserve for the payment of a portion of the salary adjustments and other economic items provided for in various collective bargaining agreements negotiated between the board of trustees of the University of Massachusetts and: the USA/MTA (Amherst); the Massachusetts Society of Professors/Faculty Staff Union/MTA/NEA; the Professional Staff Union, Local 509, Service Employees International Union, AFL-CIO/CLC; the University Staff Association/Massachusetts Teachers Association/NEA; the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 432, Units A and B; the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 25 (2 units); the University of Massachusetts and the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, Local 399; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, Council 93, Local 507; the National Association of Government Employees, Local 245; the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1895, AFL CIO, Faculty Federation; the American Federation of Teachers, Local 1895, AFL CIO, Educational Services; International Association of Police Officers, Local 399; the Massachusetts Society of Professors/Lowell; the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO, Council 93, Local 1776; the Graduate Employee Organization, Local 2322, UAW; the Service Employees' International Union, Local 509, Unit B; the Service Employees' International Union, Local 254, AFL-CIO, CLC, Clerical-Technical Unit; the Service Employees' International Union, Local 254, AFL-CIO, CLC, Professional/Mid-Management Unit; the National Association of Government Employees; the Graduate Employee Organization, Local 1596, UAW; and the Graduate Employee Organization Boston, Local 1596, UAW; provided, that the payments shall fund the fiscal year 2005 payments associated with salary adjustments and other economic benefits provided for in such collective bargaining agreements; provided, that the president of the University of Massachusetts shall expend these funds for salary adjustments and other economic items in accordance with this item and the terms of the collective bargaining agreements listed in this item; provided further, that funds appropriated herein shall be transferred by the comptroller to the university based upon a schedule submitted by the president of the University of Massachusetts; provided further, that any requirement that the employer shall submit to the general court a request for an appropriation necessary to fund cost items in a collective bargaining agreement shall not apply to the funding for salary adjustments and other economic items set forth in this item for the collective bargaining agreements listed in this item, notwithstanding chapter
150E of the General Laws, including subsection (c) of section 7 of said chapter 150E or any other general or special law or collective bargaining agreement to the contrary and any contractual requirement relative to allocation of appropriations which would interfere with or impede the payment of salary adjustments and other economic items provided for in this item for the collective bargaining agreements listed in this item shall not apply to the payment of salary adjustments and other economic items, notwithstanding any collective bargaining agreement to the contrary; and provided further, that notwithstanding said chapter 150E or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriation or expenditure of funds in this item shall not constitute or create an obligation for the commonwealth or any institutions of public higher education to provide any other salary adjustments or economic benefits associated with any fiscal year prior to or other than fiscal year 2005, as otherwise provided in such collective bargaining agreements ......... $54,670,570

1599-4122
For a reserve for the payment of a portion of the salary adjustments and other economic items provided for in various collective bargaining agreements negotiated between the board of higher education and:
the Association of Professional Administrators; and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, Council 93, Local 1067, AFL-CIO; provided, that said payments shall fund the fiscal year 2005 payments associated with salary adjustments and other economic benefits provided for in such collective bargaining agreements; provided further, that the chancellor of the board of higher education shall expend these funds for salary adjustments and other economic items in accordance with this item and the terms of the collective bargaining agreements listed in this item; provided further, that funds appropriated herein shall be transferred by the comptroller to the board of higher education based upon a schedule submitted by the chancellor of the board of higher education; provided further, that any requirement that the employer shall submit to the general court a request for an appropriation necessary to fund cost items in a collective bargaining agreement shall not apply to the funding for salary adjustments and other economic items set forth in this item for the collective bargaining agreements listed in this item, notwithstanding chapter 150E of the General Laws, including subsection (c) of section 7 of said chapter 150E or any other general or special law or collective bargaining agreement to the contrary and any contractual requirement relative to allocation of appropriations which would interfere with or impede the payment of salary adjustments and other economic items provided for in this item for the collective bargaining agreements listed in this item shall not apply to the payment of such salary adjustments and other economic items, notwithstanding any collective bargaining agreement to the contrary; and provided further, that notwithstanding said chapter 150E or any other general or special law to the contrary, appropriation or expenditure of funds in this item shall not constitute or create an obligation for the commonwealth or any institutions of public higher education to provide any other salary adjustments or economic benefits associated with any fiscal year prior to than fiscal year 2005, as otherwise provided in such collective bargaining agreement .......................... $15,461,087

The Governor disapproved this section.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

1599-6901
For a reserve to adjust the wages, compensation or salary and associated employee-related costs to personnel who are employed by private human service providers that deliver human and social services under contracts with departments within the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs; provided, that home care workers shall be eligible for funding from this appropriation; provided further, that the secretary of administration and finance may allocate the funds appropriated in this item to the departments in order to implement this initiative; provided further, that the operational services division shall condition the expenditure of the reserve upon assurances that the funds shall be used solely for the purposes of adjustments to wages, compensation or salary; provided further, that not later than February 15, 2005, the division shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report delineating the number of employees, by job title and average salary, receiving such adjustment in fiscal year 2005 and the average per centage adjustment funded by this reserve; provided further, that the report shall also include, for each contract scheduled to receive any allocation from this item in each such department, the total payroll expenditures in each contract for the categories of personnel scheduled to receive the adjustments; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be allocated to special education programs under chapter 71B of the General Laws, contracts for child care services or programs for which payment rates are negotiated and paid as class rates as established by the division of health care finance and policy; provided further, that no funds shall be allocated from this item to contracts funded exclusively by federal grants as delineated in section 2D; provided further, that the total fiscal year 2005 cost of salary adjustments and any other associated employee costs authorized thereunder shall not exceed $20,000,000; provided further, that $10,000,000 shall be expended in fiscal year 2005 to adjust the wages, compensation or salary and associated employee-related costs to personnel earning less than $25,000 in annual compensation who are employed by private human service providers that deliver human and social services under contracts with departments within the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs; provided further, that $10,000,000 shall be expended in fiscal year 2005 to adjust the wages, compensation or salary and associated employee-related costs to personnel earning more than $25,001 and less than $40,000 in annual compensation who are employed by private human service providers that deliver human and social services under contracts with departments within the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs; provided further, that the annualized cost of the adjustments in fiscal year 2006 shall not exceed the amount appropriated herein; and provided further, that the raises provided through this item shall be in addition to any already agreed to or collectively bargained for pay increases ....................................................................................................... $20,000,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto

1599-7092
For a reserve for the county correctional programs; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special laws to the contrary, the sheriffs, in conjunction with the county government finance review board, shall maintain and continue to collaborate with the comptroller's office to collect and report all revenue collection and all spending on the Massachusetts Management Accounting and Reporting System; provided further, that the comptroller shall not transfer the funds from this item to item 8910-0000 unless the plan is in place; provided further, that the county government finance review board shall, by January 1, 2005, have developed a plan for the spending of all funds for fiscal year 2005, and developed a sound fiscal spending plan for fiscal year 2006; provided further, that the board shall build the spending plans with the direct input of the seven sheriffs still functioning under the county government system; provided further, that by January 15, 2005 the board shall report all spending plans to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the information shall satisfy all fiscal requirements for a maintenance level of funding, including, but not limited to, collective bargaining increases, legal fees, debt services, one time costs, energy costs, equipment leases, medical costs, and workers' compensation issues; provided further, that no other spending information or requests shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means by the individual sheriffs until February 15, 2005; provided further, that the board shall also provide a projection of all county funds to be collected for fiscal year 2005 and 2006; provided further, that the board shall release all funds from fiscal year 2005 quarterly; provided further, that any sheriff that spends more than the quarterly approved budget shall have the money allocated for the following quarter reduced by the excess amount overspent in the previous quarter; and provided further, that it is the intent of the General Court that funds shall not be spent from this item nor any funds be transferred from this item to another item until all of aforementioned restrictions and conditions have been satisfied ............................................................................................................................ $39,319,632

1599-7104
For a reserve for the facilities costs associated with the college of visual and performing arts at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided, that funds may be expended for Bristol community college ........................................................................
$2,565,093

Division of Human Resources.

1750-0100
For the operation of the human resources division and the costs of administration, training, and customer support related to the commonwealth's human resources and compensation management system; provided, that the information technology division shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services including the operation of the commonwealth's human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the division shall be responsible for the administration of examinations for state and municipal civil service titles, establishment of eligible lists, certification of eligible candidates to state and municipal appointing authorities, technical assistance in selection and appointment to state and municipal appointing authorities; provided further, that notwithstanding clause (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary, the commissioner of administration shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant for a civil service examination; provided further, that no funds shall be obligated for purposes of executive search programs except any executive search program which may be conducted pursuant to Executive Order 227 adopted on February 25, 1983; provided further, that the division shall administer a program of state employee unemployment management, including, but not limited to, agency training and assistance; provided further, that the division shall administer the statewide classification system, including, but not limited to, maintaining a classification pay plan for civil service titles within the commonwealth in accordance with generally accepted compensation standards and reviewing appeals for reclassification; provided further, that upon certification of any open competitive list for a public safety position in a city or town, the personnel administrator shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in a city or town, public notice that such eligible list has been certified along with the notice of the last date to respond to the notice of circulation; provided further, that the secretary for administration and finance shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means the amounts of any and all economic benefits necessary to fund any incremental cost items contained in any collective bargaining agreements with the various classified public employees' unions; provided further, that the nature and scope of economic proposals contained in such agreements shall include all fixed per centage or dollar based salary adjustments, non-base payments or other forms of compensation and all supplemental fringe benefits resulting in any incremental costs; and provided further, that any employee of the commonwealth who chooses to participate in a bone marrow donor program or an organ donor transplant program shall be granted a leave of absence with pay to undergo the medical procedure and for associated physical recovery time, but this leave shall not exceed 5 days ......................................................................................... $3,825,000

1750-0102
The human resources division may expend revenues up to a maximum of $1,327,500 from fees charged to applicants for civil service and non-civil service examinations and fees charged for the costs of goods and services rendered in administering training programs; provided, that the division shall collect from participating non-state agencies, political subdivisions, and the general public fees sufficient to cover all costs of the programs, including, but not limited to, a fee to be collected from each applicant for a civil service examination or non-civil examination, notwithstanding paragraph (n) of section 5 of chapter 31 of the General Laws or any other general or special law to the contrary; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefore as reported in the state accounting system ........................................................................................................ $1,327,500

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto

1750-0111
For the planning and implementation of a civil service continuous testing program and the operation of the bypass appeals process program; provided, that the division shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the number of tests administered and the amount of revenue collected through said program
..............................................................................$102,437

1750-0119
For payment of workers' compensation benefits to certain former employees of Middlesex and Worcester counties; provided, that the division shall routinely recertify said former employees pursuant to current workers' compensation procedures ................................................................................................................................ $233,350

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
1750-0201
The division may expend an amount not to exceed $163,115 for implementation of the medical and physical fitness standards program established pursuant to sections 61A and 61B of chapter 31 of the General Laws and chapter 32 of the General Laws; provided, that the personnel administrator shall charge a fee of not less than $50 to be collected from each applicant who participates in the physical ability test; provided further, that the human resources division shall submit a semi-annual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all expenditures on said program including, but not limited to, the costs of personnel, consultants, administration of the wellness program, establishment of standards and any other related costs of said program; and provided further, that said division shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means by February 1, 2005 on the projected costs of said program for fiscal year 2005 ........................................................................$163,115

1750-0300
For the commonwealth's contributions in fiscal year 2005 to health and welfare funds established pursuant to certain collective bargaining agreements; provided, that the contributions shall be calculated as provided in the applicable collective bargaining agreement and shall be paid to such health and welfare trust funds on a monthly basis or on such other basis as the applicable collective bargaining agreement provides .................................................................... $20,284,800

Operational Services Division.

1775-0100
For the operation of the operational services division; provided, that the division shall expend funds for the purpose of achieving savings pursuant to provisions included in this act ......................................................... $1,300,000

1775-0110
The operational services division may expend for the costs associated with the Comm-PASS computer system an amount not to exceed $20,000 from revenues collected from the use of Comm-PASS by government entities other than state agencies and the sale of advertising space on Comm-PASS ....................................................... $20,000

1775-0124
The operational services division may expend an amount not to exceed $300,000 from revenue collected in the recovery of cost-reimbursement and non-reimbursable over billing and recoupment for health and human service agencies and as a result of administrative reviews, as determined during the division's audits and reviews of providers pursuant to section 274 of chapter 110 of the acts of 1993; provided that, the division may only retain revenues collected in excess of $207,350 ........................................................................ $300,000

1775-0600
The operational services division may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $100,000 from the sale of state surplus personal property, including the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of surplus property; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the operational services division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system, including the costs of personnel ....................................................... $100,000

1775-0700
The operational services division may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $53,000 in addition to the amount authorized in item 1775-1000 of section 2B, for printing, photocopying, related graphic art or design work and other reprographic goods and services provided to the general public, including all necessary incidental expenses ........................................................................ $53,000

1775-0900
The operational services division may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $55,000 collected pursuant to chapter 449 of the acts of 1984 and section 4L of chapter 7 of the General Laws, including the costs of personnel, from the sale of federal surplus property, including the payment, expenses and liabilities for the acquisition, warehousing, allocation and distribution of federal surplus property; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the operational services division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ........................................................................................................ $55,000

1775-1100
The operational services division may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $250,000 collected from the disposal of surplus motor vehicles, including, but not limited to, state police vehicles from vehicle accident and damage claims and from manufacturer warranties, rebates and settlements, for the purchase of motor vehicles; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the operational services division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system, including the costs of personnel ................................................................................................................................................. $250,000

Information Technology Division.

1790-0100
For the operation of the information technology division; provided, that the division shall continue a chargeback system for its bureau of computer services including the operation of the commonwealth's human resources and compensation management system, which complies with the requirements of section 2B; provided further, that the division shall develop a formula to determine the cost that will be charged to each agency for its use of the human resources and compensation management system; provided further, that the division may coordinate with any state agency or state authority which administers a grant program to develop a statewide grant information page on the commonwealth's official worldwide web site, that shall include all necessary application forms and a grant program reference in a format that is retrievable and printable; provided further, that the division shall continue conducting audits and surveys to identify and realize savings in the acquisition and maintenance of communications lines; provided further, that the commissioner shall file an annual status report with the house and senate committees on ways and means by May 16, 2005 with actual and projected savings and expenditures for the audits in the fiscal year ending June 30, 2005; provided further, that the state comptroller shall establish accounts and procedures as he deems appropriate and necessary to assist in accomplishing the purposes of this item; provided further, that any planned information technology development project or purchase by any agency under the authority of the governor for which the total projected cost exceeds $200,000 including the cost of any related hardware, software, or consulting fees, and regardless of fiscal year or source of funds, shall be reviewed and approved by the chief information officer before such agency may obligate funds for such project or purchase; and provided further, that the chief information officer may establish such rules and procedures as he deems necessary to implement this item ..................................... $5,200,000

1790-0300
The information technology division may expend up to a maximum of $447,404 in revenues collected from the provision of computer resources and services to the general public for the costs of the bureau of computer services, including the purchase, lease or rental of telecommunications lines, services and equipment ............................. $447,404

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

Office of the Secretary.

The Governor reduced the following item by $100,000 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
2000-0100
For the office of the secretary, including the water resources commission, the hazardous waste facility site safety council, the coastal zone management program, environmental impact reviews conducted pursuant to chapter 30 of the General Laws, the mosquito-borne disease vector control chapter program, and a central data processing center for the secretariat; provided, that the secretary of environmental affairs may enter into interagency agreements with any line agency within the secretariat, whereby the line agency may render data processing services to said secretary; provided further, that the comptroller may allocate the costs for such data processing services to the several state and other funds to which items of appropriation of such agencies are charged; provided further, that said secretary shall file a plan with the house and senate committees on ways and means 20 days before entering into any interdepartmental service agreements with any of the departments or divisions under said secretariat or any department, division or office under the executive office of administration and finance; provided further, that funds may be expended for volunteer water monitoring grants; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for a coastal shore water testing program administered by the Coalition for Buzzards Bay; provided further, that funds may be expended on the watershed initiative; and provided further, that the secretary, in conjunction with the commissioner of the department of capital asset management and maintenance, shall submit a building condition assessment report to the house and senate committees on ways and means by December 6, 2004 detailing a plan to repair the building on 20 Somerset Street that houses the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) a list of structural deficiencies, (2) a list of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning system deficiencies, (3) a list of projects that are required to update said building to comply with current standards including any sprinkler, American with disabilities act improvements or other such improvements, (4) an environmental assessment done in conjunction with the department of public health to identify any environmental hazards including asbestos and lead hazards, (5) total project costs and cost estimates delineated by specific repair, (6) an estimate of the time to complete said repairs, (7) a plan on how to minimize staff disruption by examining the possibility of repairing portions of the building while staff inhabit other portions, (8) a plan to minimize the cost of leased space if staff have to move to privately owned or operated buildings ........................................... $7,575,647

2000-9900
For the office of geographic and environmental information established pursuant to section 4B of chapter 21A of the General Laws ........................................................................................................................................ $278,791

The Governor disapproved this section.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

2000-9912
The executive office of environmental affairs may expend an amount not to exceed $400,000 from additional fees paid on the registration of watercrafts as described in this act, for milfoil, fanwort, and other exotic plants prevention grant program .................................................................................................................................................. $400,000

2001-1001
The secretary of environmental affairs may expend an amount not to exceed $125,000 accrued from fees charged to authorities and units of government within the commonwealth, other than state agencies, for the distribution of digital cartographic and other data, and the review of environmental notification forms pursuant to sections 61 to 62H, inclusive, of chapter 30 of the General Laws, for the purposes of providing those services ............................. $125,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
2010-0100
For recycling and related purposes consistent with the recycling plan of the solid waste master plan which includes municipal equipment, a municipal recycling incentive program, recycled product procurement, guaranteed annual tonnage assistance, recycling transfer stations, source reduction and technical assistance, consumer education and participation campaign, municipal household hazardous waste program, the recycling loan program, research and development, recycling market development and recycling business development, and the operation of the Springfield materials recycling facility; provided, that the department shall be prohibited from increasing the number of full-time employees paid from this item above the number assigned to this item on March 1, 2003; provided further, that funds may be expended for a recycling industry reimbursement program pursuant to section 24I of chapter 43 of the acts of 1997; and provided further, that funds may be expended on municipal recycling incentives and equipment grants ............................................... $2,140,647

2010-0200
For redemption centers; provided, that the department of environmental protection shall expend the funds appropriated herein for a program to preserve the continuing ability of redemption centers to maintain operations in pursuit of the commonwealth's recycling goals consistent with section 323 of chapter 94 of the General Laws; provided further, that for the purposes of this item and said chapter 94, a redemption center shall be any business registered with the commonwealth whose primary purpose is the redemption of reusable beverage containers; provided further, that such program shall take into consideration the volume of redeemables per redemption center, the length of time such center has been in operation, the number of returnables redeemed quarterly by such centers, the submission by such centers of documentation of their redeemed returnables to the department and the costs of transportation, packing, storage and labor; and provided further, that said redemption centers shall be eligible for such funds if they were registered with the commonwealth as of April 1, 2003 ......................................................................................................................................... $1,375,000

2020-0100
For toxics use reduction technical assistance and technology, in accordance with chapter 21I of the General Laws ........................................................................
$1,299,323

2030-1000
For the operation of the office of environmental law enforcement; provided, that officers shall provide monitoring pursuant to the National Shellfish Sanitation Program; and provided further, that funds from this item shall not be expended for the purposes of item 2030-1004 ..................................................................................................... $9,702,003

2030-1004
For environmental police private details; provided, that the office may expend revenues of up to $250,000 collected from fees charged for private details ................................................................................................... $250,000

Department of Environmental Protection.

The Governor reduced the following item by $518,000 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
2200-0100
For the operation of the department of environmental protection, including the environmental strike force, the office of environmental results and strategic planning, the bureau of resource protection, the Senator William X. Wall experimental station, and a contract with the University of Massachusetts for environmental research, notwithstanding the provisions of section 323F of chapter 94 of the General Laws; provided, that the provisions of section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws shall not apply to fees established pursuant to section 18 of chapter 21A of the General Laws; provided further, that enactment of the appropriations made available by this act to the department shall be deemed a determination, pursuant to subsection (m) of section 19 of chapter 21A of the General Laws; provided further, that $168,000 shall be expended for sediment control in Lake Webster; provided further, that funds may be expended for a water resource identification project in the town of Carver; provided further, that $350,000 shall be expended for coastal pollution remediation for storm water discharge to improve the water quality of Buzzards Bay in the town of Dartmouth; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the purpose of conducting a Comprehensive Site Assessment of South Meadow Pond and the presence of leachate from the former Clinton Landfill site .............................................................................. $28,373,935

2200-0102
The department of environmental protection may expend an amount not to exceed $1,200,000 from revenues collected from fees collected from wetland permits; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment the amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that the department shall submit a report by January 11, 2005 on implementation of the wetlands fee, the amount of the fee increase and the revenue that has been collected; and provided further, that the wetlands fees that were directed into the General Fund shall not be lower than the amount deposited at the end of fiscal year 2004 ................................................... $1,200,000

2210-0100
For the implementation and administration of chapter 21I of the General Laws; provided, that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before February 1, 2005 detailing the status of the department's progress in meeting the statutory and regulatory deadlines associated with said chapter 21I and detailing the number of full-time equivalent positions assigned to various implementation requirements of said chapter 21I ........................................................................ $918,782

2220-2220
For the administration and implementation of the federal Clean Air Act, including the operating permit program, the emissions banking program, the auto related state implementation program, the low emission vehicle program, the non-auto related state implementation program, and the commonwealth's commitments under the New England Governor's/Eastern Canadian Premier's Action Plans for reducing acid rain deposition and mercury emissions .......................... $899,814

2220-2221
For the administration and implementation of the operating permit and compliance program required under the federal Clean Air Act ..................................................................................................................................... $1,877,420

2250-2000
For the purposes of state implementation of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act under section 18A of chapter 21A of the General Laws ............................................................................................................................ $1,506,194

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
2260-8870
For the expenses of the hazardous waste cleanup and underground storage tank programs, notwithstanding section 323F of chapter 94 of the General Laws and section 4 of chapter 21J of the General Laws; provided, that the department of environmental protection shall be obligated to test and remediate solid waste contamination at the Rivers Edge development in Methuen; provided further, that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on or before October 1, 2004 detailing the number of full-time equivalent positions assigned to tier IA, tier IB, tier IC and tier 1I projects; and provided further, that $90,000 shall be expended for Brownfield redevelopment in the City of Lynn .................................................................. $14,240,365

2260-8872
For the brownfields site audit program ....................................................................................... $1,741,362

2260-8881
For the operations of the board of registration of hazardous waste site cleanup professionals, notwithstanding section 19A of chapter 21A of the General Laws .............................................................................................. $334,308

Department of Fish and Game.

2300-0100
For the office of the commissioner; provided, that the commissioners office shall assess and receive payments from the division of marine fisheries, the division of fisheries and wildlife, the public access board, the riverways programs, and all other programs under the control of the department of fish and game; provided further, that the purpose of said assessments shall be to cover appropriate administrative costs of the department, including but not limited to payroll, personnel, legal and budgetary costs; and provided further, that said amount and contribution from each division or program shall be determined by the commissioner of fish and game ........................................................................................ $450,001

2300-0101
For a program of riverways protection, restoration and promotion of public access to rivers, including grants to public and non-public entities; provided, that the positions funded in this item shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws .................................................................................................................................................. $401,147

2310-0200
For the administration of the division of fisheries and wildlife, including expenses of the fisheries and wildlife board, the administration of game farms and wildlife restoration projects, for wildlife research and management, the administration of fish hatcheries, the improvement and management of lakes, ponds and rivers, for fish and wildlife restoration projects, the commonwealth's share of certain cooperative fishery and wildlife programs, and for certain programs reimbursable under the federal Aid to Fish and Wildlife Restoration Act; provided, that funds from this item shall be made available to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for the purposes of wildlife and fisheries research in an amount not to exceed the amount received in fiscal year 2004 for such research; provided further, that funds may be expended to supplement the natural heritage and endangered species program; provided further, that $200,000 shall be expended to continue to operate fish hatcheries in the towns of Montague and Sandwich; provided further, that the department shall expend the amount necessary to restore anadromous fish in the Connecticut and Merrimack river systems; provided further, that expenditures for such programs shall be contingent upon prior approval of the proper federal authorities for reimbursement of at least 75 per cent of the amount so expended; and provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for a matching grant to repair a culvert on brook hollow road on the mill river in the town of Hatfield, in cooperation with the United States fisheries and wildlife service, to improve stream flow and promote the migration of anadromous fish ........................... $7,307,279

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund ................................................................................... 100.0%

2310-0316
For the purpose of land containing wildlife habitat and for the costs of the division of fisheries and wildlife directly related to the administration of the wildlands stamp program pursuant to sections 2A and 2C of chapter 131 of the General Laws; provided, that funds shall not be expended from this item in the AA subsidiary for the compensation of state employees assigned to any item .................................................................................................................. $1,500,000

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund ................................................................................... 100.0%

2310-0317
For the waterfowl management program pursuant to section 11 of chapter 131 of the General Laws ........................................................................$100,000

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund ................................................................................... 100 .0%

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
2320-0100
For the administration of the public access board, including the maintenance, operation, and improvements of public access land and water areas as authorized by section 17A of chapter 21 of the General Laws; provided, that $350,000 shall be expended for the design, construction and repair of the Kernwood Marina parking lot, drainage system and boat ramp; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the repair of the state boat ramp on Apponagansett Bay in the town of Dartmouth; provided further, that $75,000 shall be expended for a floating dock system at the Plymouth State Boat Ramp; provided further, that trash dumpsters shall be prohibited in all public landings situated in residential areas; provided further, that the division of fisheries and wildlife shall post signs in said areas prohibiting littering; provided further, that said signs shall require users of said public landings to carry off all personal belongings and trash; and provided further, that positions funded herein shall not be subject to the provisions of chapter 31 of the General Laws ........................... $945,092

The Governor reduced the following item by $50,000 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
2330-0100
For the operation of the division of marine fisheries, including expenses of the Annisquam river marine research laboratory, marine research programs, a commercial fisheries program, a shellfish management program including coastal area classification, mapping and technical assistance, and for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and shellfish classification program; provided, that $300,000 shall be expended on a recreational fisheries program to be reimbursed by federal funds; provided further, that not less than $333,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Newburyport shellfish purification plant and that plant shall generate not less than $115,000 from purification fees; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended for shellfish propagation on the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket to be administered by the state aquaculture coordinator and Dukes and Nantucket counties; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the joint operation of a shellfish propagation program on Cape Cod between the division and Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the National Marine Life Center in the town of Bourne; provided further, that the sum expended for the School for Marine Science and Technology to help mitigate the negative economic impact to the Massachusetts ports which has resulted from the change in federal fisheries regulations in fiscal year 2005 shall not be reduced from fiscal year 2004 except in proportion to adjustments consistent with the deparment's budget adjustment; and provided further, that funds shall be expended for the Center for Marine Science and Technology for research to minimize the economic impact of new fisheries management regulations shall not be reduced from fiscal year 2004 except in proportion to adjustments consistent with the department's budget adjustment ................................................................................................. $3,930,804

2330-0120
For the division of marine fisheries for a program of enhancement and development of marine recreational fishing and related programs and activities, including the cost of equipment maintenance, staff and the maintenance and updating of data ........................................................................$530,836

2330-0121
For the division of marine fisheries to utilize reimbursable federal sportfish restoration funds to further develop marine recreational fishing and related programs, including the costs of activities that increase public access for marine recreational fishing, support research on artificial reefs, and otherwise provide for the development of marine recreational fishing; provided, that the division of marine fisheries may expend revenues up to $167,898 collected from federal sportfish restoration funds and from the sale of materials which promote marine recreational fishing ........... $167,898

2350-0101
For the hunter safety training program ........................................................................................ $450,000

Inland Fisheries and Game Fund ................................................................................... 100.0%

Department of Agricultural Resources.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
2511-0100
For the operation of the department of agricultural resources, including the office of the commissioner, the expenses of the board of agriculture, the division of dairy services, the division of regulatory services and animal health, including a program of laboratory services at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the expenses of the pesticides board, the division of agricultural development and fairs; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law or regulation to the contrary, any regulation promulgated or enforced by said department that, if finally enforced with regard to a person or entity violating said regulation, would cause the closure of a business or the loss of a license issued by said department and ultimately result in job loss to such persons or entities shall be reviewed by the division of administrative law appeals in an expedited fashion prior to final enforcement of said regulation unless said closure and/or license revocation is designated as a public health emergency by the commissioner of said department; provided further, that said person or entity shall be entitled to present to said division, at the time of said review, information summarizing the economic impact that would result from final enforcement as it relates to the nature of the violation alleged by said department; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for 4 H activities from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended for the Southeastern Massachusetts Agricultural Partnership; provided further, that funds may be expended for agricultural fair prizes and rehabilitation, including the expenses of the agricultural lands board; provided further, that the department shall, to the extent possible, encourage corporate sponsorships for the purposes of providing agricultural fair prizes; and provided further, that funds may be expended for implementation of the agricultural marketing strategic plan, including, but not limited to, a "Buy Local" campaign and funding for agricultural business training and technical assistance ........................................... $3,725,650

2511-0105
For the purchase of supplemental foods for the emergency food assistance program within the second harvest nationally-certified food bank system of Massachusetts; provided, that the funds appropriated herein shall be expended for food to be distributed by the greater Boston food bank as follows:73.5 per cent to the greater Boston food bank, including a portion to be distributed to the Merrimack Valley food bank under a contractual agreement between the food bank and the greater Boston food bank, 15.2 per cent to the food bank of western Massachusetts, and 11.3 per cent to the Worcester county food bank; and provided further, that the department is authorized to assess an administrative charge not to exceed two per cent of the total appropriation herein .......................................................................................... $6,280,000

2511-3002
For the Integrated Pest Management program ............................................................................ $100,000

Department of Conservation and Recreation.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto

2800-0100
For the operation of the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that said department shall enter into an interagency agreement with the department of state police to provide police coverage on department of conservation and recreation properties and parkways; provided further, that the department of state police shall reimburse said department of conservation and recreation for costs incurred by said department including, but not limited to vehicle maintenance and repairs, the operation of department of state police buildings and other related costs; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, all offices and positions of the division performing construction activities for the department of conservation and recreation shall be subject to classification under sections 45 to 50, inclusive, of chapter 30 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of section 3B of chapter 7 of the General Laws, the department is hereby authorized and directed to establish or renegotiate fees, licenses, permits, rents and leases, and to adjust or develop other revenue sources to fund the maintenance, operation, and administration of said department; provided further, that an annual report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means regarding fee adjustments not later than February 14, 2005; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law or administrative bulletin to the contrary, the department shall not pay any fees charged for the leasing or maintenance of vehicles to the operational services division; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for personnel overtime costs; provided further, that the department of conservation and recreation shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 6, 2004 detailing the merger of the former metropolitan district commission with the former department of environmental management into the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) the names, salaries, and the positions of all full time equivalent, so-called personnel that were scheduled to be paid out of item 2800-0100 as of September 1, 2003, March 1, 2004 and August 1, 2004, (2) the job descriptions, employee name, current job title, and the item of appropriation said employees were assigned to in fiscal years 2002 and 2003 and the item of appropriation that they are currently funded from, (3) a list by subsidiary and object code of all expenditures or allocations from items of appropriations under the executive office of environmental affairs in fiscal year 2004 on the commonwealth development coordinating council, (4) a list of all deputy commissioners and deputy associate commissioners, and their assigned duties, (5) the number of full time equivalent positions, so-called that have been eliminated due to said merger, (6) any efficiencies that have been achieved from said merger; provided further, that said secretary shall file a report on the number of employees funded through capital authorizations with the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than December 6, 2004, that shall include, but not be limited to, the following:(1) the number of full time equivalent positions so-called, delineated by fiscal year, item of appropriation and position number, job title and job code for that have been funded from capital authorizations for fiscal years 2001 to 2005 inclusive, for every item of appropriation under control of said secretary, (2) every program that has been funded from capital authorizations for fiscal years 2001 to 2005 inclusive delineated by fiscal year, program and item of appropriation, (3) detail every full time equivalent, so-called and program that has been moved to capital authorizations since fiscal year 2001; and provided further, that $60,000 shall be expended for the Martha's Vineyard Commission ............................................................................................ $5,023,416

2800-0101
For the watershed management program to operate and maintain reservoirs, watershed lands and related infrastructure of the department and the office of water resources in the department of conservation and recreation; provided, that $500,000 shall be paid to the town of Clinton, under section 8 of chapter 307 of the acts of 1987, to compensate for the use of certain land; provided further, that the amount of the payment shall be charged to the General Fund and not be included in the amount of the annual determination of fiscal year charges to the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority assessed to the authority under section 113 of chapter 92 of the General Laws; provided further, that $48,000 shall be expended for the flood control activities undertaken by the Thames River Valley communities of Massachusetts in conjunction with the state of Connecticut; provided further, that $80,000 shall be expended for a Buzzards Bay water quality restoration projects including, but not limited to engineering and permitting costs for restoration in Mattapoisett of the Eel Pond drainage culvert, storm separators in West Island and Little Bay in the Town of Fairhaven and similar water quality projects in Buzzards Bay; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for Pine Tree Brook in the town of Milton to implement phase IV of a project for clearing and dredging; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for aquatic weed control treatments in the Upper Mystic Lake; provided further, that $8,000 shall be expended for the protection and rehabilitation of the Wachusett Reservoir Dam 5 area in the town of Clinton; provided further, that the water assets management project include the towns of Plymouth, Carver, Wareham, Plympton, Bourne, Middleborough, and Kingston; and provided further, that the department develop and implement a written plan to protect and manage the Plymouth-Carver sole source aquifer in consultation with these 7 towns .................................................................................................. $1,367,114

2800-0200
For the operation of the Commonwealth Zoological Corporation pursuant to chapter 92B of the General Laws; provided, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Buttonwood Park Zoo; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Forest Park Zoo; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the purposes of promoting private fundraising, achieving self-sufficiency and serving as a catalyst for urban economic development and job opportunities for local residents; provided further, that the corporation shall take all steps necessary to increase the amount of private funding available for the operation of the zoos; provided further, that the corporation shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 on the status of, and amounts collected from, the private fundraising and enhanced revenue efforts identified in the draft Massachusetts Zoos Business and Operations Plan, dated December, 1996; and provided further, that the corporation shall continue to provide free services and supplies including, but not limited to, routine animal check-ups, diagnosis and care, emergency veterinary needs, medications and medical supplies, vitamins and diet supplements and Zoo Prem feline diet, to the trailside museum and the Chickatawbut Hill Center in the town of Milton ................................................................................................................. $5,000,000

The Governor disapproved this section.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

2800-9004
For certain payments for the maintenance and use of the trailside museum and the Chickatawbut Hill center ........................................................................ $375,000

2810-0100
For the operations of the division of state parks and recreation; provided, that funds appropriated herein shall be used to operate all of the division's parks, heritage state parks, reservations, campgrounds, beaches, pools, and, for the oversight of rinks, to protect and manage the division's lands and natural resources including the forest and parks conservation services and the bureau of forestry development; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that the department is authorized to issue grants to public and non-public entities from this item; provided further, that $99,000 shall be expended for repairs to the portico at Pilgrim State Park; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the improvement and reconstruction of the Daly Field located in the Allston-Brighton section of the City of Boston; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Schooner Ernestina Commission; and provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for a public waterfront accessibility project on Plum Island in the City of Newburyport .............................................................................................. $17,749,682

2810-2000
For the seasonal hires of the division of state parks and recreation, including hires for the forest fire control unit; provided, that no funds from this item shall be expended for year-round seasonal employees; provided further, that seasonal employees who are hired prior to the second Sunday before Memorial Day and whose employment continues beyond the Saturday following Labor Day and who received health insurance benefits in fiscal year 2004 shall continue to receive such benefits in fiscal year 2005 during the period of their seasonal employment; provided further, that no expenditures shall be made from the amount appropriated other than for those purposes identified herein; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item are positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30, or beginning not earlier than September 1 and ending not later than April 30; provided further, that funds shall be expended for 2 additional summer staff positions at the Lawrence Heritage State Park; and provided further, that notwithstanding the section 1 of the chapter 31, seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 8 months within a 12-month period ........................................................................................................... $5,417,735

2810-2040
The division of state parks and recreation may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $3,703,218 from fees charged by the division, including revenues collected from campsite reservation transactions from the automated campground reservation and registration program for additional expenses, upkeep and improvements to the parks and recreation system of the division; provided, that no funds from this item shall be expended for the costs of personnel, including seasonal employees; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefore as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that no expenditures made in advance of the receipts shall be permitted to exceed 75 per cent of the amount of revenues projected by the first quarterly statement required by section 1B; provided further, that the comptroller shall notify the budget director and the chairmen of the house and senate committees on ways and means at the time subsequent quarterly statements are published of the variance between actual and projected receipts in each such quarter and the implications of that the variance for expenditures made; and provided further, that the division may issue grants to public and nonpublic entities from this item ................................................................... $3,703,218

The Governor reduced the following item by $512,000 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
2820-0100
For the administration, operation and maintenance of the division of urban parks and recreation including, for the maintenance, operation and related costs of the parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges and related appurtenances under the care, custody and control of the division, flood control activities of the division, purchase of all necessary supplies and related equipment, and the civilianization of crossing guards located at division intersections where state police previously performed such duties; provided, that said parkways, boulevards, roadways, bridges and related appurtenances under the care and custody of the metropolitan district commission in fiscal year 2003 shall remain solely under the jurisdiction, custody and care of the division of urban parks and recreation; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be made available for payment to true seasonal employees; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for Legion Park in the town of Weymouth; provided further, that not less than $3,902 shall be expended on additional school crossing guards for the corner of Mystic Avenue and Shore Drive in the city of Somerville; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for a linked trail system for state and local parks along the Back River in the town of Weymouth; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended for child safety equipment in the town of Milford; provided further, that $45,000 shall be expended on the maintenance of Red Rock Park on Lynn Shore Drive, in the city of Lynn; provided further, that said Division shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than October 1, 2004 on the reconstruction on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Pool in Chelsea; provided further, that said report shall include, but not be limited to the following:(a) the current condition of the pool and all related structures, (b) a detailed list of all structural deficiencies, (c) a detailed cost estimate to repair said pool and structures, (d) an estimate of the time to complete said repairs, (e) and any other information that said division deems necessary for the completion of this report; provided further, that $225,000 shall be expended for maintenance and infrastructure repair of the southwest corridor park; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the removal of a pedestrian bridge at the end of Fairlawn Street in the City of Malden; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for flood mitigation at Fellsmere Pond; provided further, that $247,000 shall be expended for the James Michael Curley Recreation Center in Boston; provided further that $85,000 shall be expended for the town of Boylston; and provided further that funds shall be expended for environmental preservation of the historic Park Avenue Fire Barn in Worcester ............................................................................. $20,186,478

2820-0101
For the costs associated with the department's urban park rangers specific to the security of the state house; provided, that the commissioner shall collaborate and coordinate with the legislature's joint committee on rules on the development of a plan of security for the state house; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall only be expended for the costs of security and urban park rangers at the state house .................................................................. $1,750,000

2820-0200
For seasonal hires of the division of urban parks and recreation; provided, that no funds in this item shall be used for year-round seasonals; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this item are positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than full-time basis beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30, or beginning not earlier than September 1 and ending not later than April 30; and provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31, seasonal positions funded by this item shall not be filled by an incumbent for more than 8 months within a 12 month period .................... $2,991,820

2820-1000
The division of urban parks and recreation may expend an amount not to exceed $200,000 from revenue generated pursuant to section 34B of chapter 92 of the General Laws ...................................................................... $200,000

2820-1001
The division of urban parks and recreation may expend $50,000 for the operation and maintenance of the division's telecommunications system from revenues received from the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, the department of highways central artery/Ted Williams tunnel project, the department of state police and quasi-public and private entities through a system of user fees and other charges established by the commissioner of conservation and recreation; provided, nothing in this item shall impair or diminish the rights of access and utilization of all current users of the system under agreements previously entered into; and provided further, that this item may be reimbursed by political subdivisions of the commonwealth and private entities for direct and indirect costs expended by the division to maintain the telecommunications system ..................................................................................... $50,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
2820-2000
For the expenses of snow and ice control on the parkways within the division of urban parks and recreation, including the costs of personnel; provided, that the department of conservation and recreation shall take all measures to ensure that said department's snow and ice control efforts are efficient and cost affective; provided further, that the secretary of environmental affairs shall submit to the house and senate committee on post audit and oversight and the house and senate committees on ways and means a report no later than September 1, 2004 which shall include, but not be limited to, the following:(a) a list of amounts paid from state appropriations for snow and ice control efforts for fiscal years 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003 and 2004 (b) any other information that said secretary determines is necessary to account for and explain the extraordinary expenditure of state appropriations for the control and removal of snow and ice; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this appropriation until said secretary, and any other officer of the commonwealth involved in snow and ice control efforts has submitted all documentation, testimony, data and other information as required by the provisions of this appropriation; and provided further, that after said report has been submitted with the proper information and in the exact format requested by the legislature an additional amount of $733,434 may be appropriated for snow and ice control efforts........................................................................ $733,434

2820-3001
The division of urban parks and recreation may expend an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 from skating rink fees and rentals for the operation and maintenance, including personnel costs, of four rinks between September 1, 2004 and April 30, 2005 for an expanded and extended rink season; provided, that when assigning time for the use of its rinks said division shall give priority to those which qualify under applicable state and federal law as nonprofit organizations or as a public school .................................................................................................................................................. $1,000,000

2820-4420
For the operation and maintenance of the Ponkapoag golf course; provided, that the division of urban parks and recreation may expend revenues up to $1,100,000 collected from fees generated by the golf course; provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this account are positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than a full-time basis beginning no earlier than April 1 and ending no later than November 30 ........................................................................................................................... $1,100,000

2820-4421
For the operation and maintenance of the Leo J. Martin golf course; provided, that the division of urban parks and recreation may expend revenues up to $700,000 collected from fees generated by the golf course; provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue and related expenditures, the division may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, notwithstanding section 1 of chapter 31 of the General Laws, seasonal positions funded by this account are positions requiring the services of an incumbent, on either a full-time or less than a full-time basis beginning not earlier than April 1 and ending not later than November 30 ........................................................................................................................... $700,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
2820-9005
For the operation of street lighting on the division of urban parks and recreation parkways; provided, that no expenditure shall be made other than in the GG subsidiary; provided further, that the department of conservation and recreation shall take all measures to further ensure that said department's street lighting efforts are efficient and cost affective; provided further, that said department shall implement a plan to achieve efficiencies and reduce said lighting costs; provided further, that said department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than September 1, 2004 on measures taken to ensure efficiency and cost effectiveness of their street lighting program that shall include, but not be limited to, the following: (1) all efforts taken by said department to reduce street lighting costs in fiscal years 2002, 2003 and 2004, (2) efforts to reduce the amount paid for electricity through bulk purchasing agreements, (3) a long range plan on energy savings initiatives; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this appropriation until said department has submitted all documentation, testimony, data and other information as required by the provisions of this appropriation; and provided further, that after said report has been submitted with the proper information and in the exact format requested by the legislature an additional amount of $1,303,326 may be appropriated for street lighting efforts .........................................................................$1,303,326

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Office of the Secretary.

The Governor reduced the following item by $700,000 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
4000-0112
For matching grants to boys' and girls' clubs, YMCA and YWCA organizations and nonprofit community centers; provided, that the secretary of health and human services shall award the full amount of each grant to each organization upon commitment of matching funds from the organization; provided further, that the secretary shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the exact amounts distributed in fiscal year 2005 by March 1, 2005; provided further, that not less than $920,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs to provide grants to boys and girls of Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the YMCA of greater Boston to facilitate capital projects approved by the board of directors of the YMCA; provided further, that not less than $80,000 shall be expended for the young parents program of the Newton Community Service Centers; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Scantic Valley YMCA; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the public partnership program between the greater Lynn YMCA and YWCA and the public partnership program between the town of Saugus and the Saugus YMCA and YWCA; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for the Saugus YMCA; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the youth counseling, GED/School-to-Career program, drug prevention and at-risk youth services at a regional youth center in Uxbridge; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the YMCA Spartacus program in Worcester; provided further, that not less than $69,000 shall be expended to the Franklin Community Action Commission for youth services; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the YMCA of greater Lynn to facilitate capital projects approved by the board of directors of said YMCA ............................................ $2,029,000

The Governor disapproved this section.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
4000-0115
For matching grants to the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative to implement inpatient hospital-based computerized physician order entry systems in eligible hospitals in Massachusetts for the purposes of improving patient safety and hospital efficiency; provided, that said secretary shall submit a report not later than October 30, 2004 to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the disbursement and uses of said grants; provided further, that no funds appropriated herein shall be granted unless the amount of said grant is matched dollar for dollar by the recipient; provided further, that not less than $500,000, of which a minimum of 75 per cent must be eligible for federal financial participation, shall be available for said office to acquire through procurement professional and consulting services to enhance the fraud and abuse detection, program management, budgeting, and performance measurement capabilities of said executive office's existing or planned data warehouse to achieve cost-savings in the Medicaid program and identify program and policy efficiencies across all human service programs; provided further that such procurement must be completed no later than January 1, 2005; provided further that any vendor or vendors engaged contractually by said executive office must have prior Medicaid data warehouse experience in states whose Medicaid budgets are equal to or greater than Massachusetts to ensure a greater likelihood of success ..................................................................................................................................... $1,000,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto

4000-0300
For the operation of the executive office, including the operation of the managed care oversight board; provided, that the executive office shall provide technical and administrative assistance to agencies under the purview of the secretariat receiving federal funds; provided further, that the executive office and its agencies, when contracting for services on the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, shall take into consideration the increased costs associated with the provision of goods, services, and housing on said islands; provided further, that the executive office shall monitor the expenditures and completion timetables for systems development projects and enhancements undertaken by all agencies under the purview of the secretariat, and shall ensure that all measures are taken to make such systems compatible with one another for enhanced interagency interaction; provided further, that the executive office shall continue to develop and implement the common client identifier; provided further, that the executive office shall ensure that any collaborative assessments for children receiving services from multiple agencies within the secretariat shall be performed within existing resources; provided further, that funds appropriated herein shall be expended for the administrative, contracted services and non-personnel systems costs related to the implementation and operation of programs authorized by sections 9A to 9C, inclusive, and sections 16B and 16C of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that such costs shall include, but not be limited to, pre-admission screening, utilization review, medical consultants, disability determination reviews, health benefit managers, interagency service agreements, the management and operation of the central automated vendor payment system, including the recipient eligibility verification system, vendor contracts to upgrade and enhance the central automated vendor payment system, the medicaid management information system and the recipient eligibility verification system MA21, costs related to the information technology chargebacks, contractors responsible for system maintenance and development, personal computers and other information technology equipment; provided further, that 50 per cent of the cost of provider point of service eligibility verification devices purchased shall be assumed by the providers utilizing the devices; provided further, that the executive office of health and human services shall assume the full cost of provider point of service eligibility verification devices utilized by any and all participating dental care providers; provided further, that in consultation with the division of health care finance and policy, no rate increase shall be provided to existing medicaid provider rates without taking all measures possible under Title XIX of the Social Security Act to ensure that rates of payment to providers do not exceed such rates as are necessary to meet only those costs which must be incurred by efficiently and economically operated providers in order to provide services of adequate quality; provided further, that expenditures for the purposes of each item appropriated for the purpose of programs authorized by chapter 118E of the General Laws shall be accounted for according to such purpose on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system not more than 10 days after such expenditures have been made by the medicaid management information system; provided further, that the no expenditures shall be made for the purpose of such programs that are not federally reimbursable, except as specifically authorized herein, or unless made for cost containment efforts the purposes and amounts of which have been submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to making such expenditures; provided further, that the executive office may continue to recover provider overpayments made in the current and prior fiscal years through the medicaid management information system, and that such recoveries shall be deemed current fiscal year expenditure refunds; provided further, that the executive office shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means the amounts of said expenditure refunds credited to each item of appropriation; provided further, that the executive office shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means the amount of hand generated payments, to providers by item of appropriation from which said payments were made; provided further, that the executive office may collect directly from a liable third party any amounts paid to contracted providers under chapter 118E of the General Laws for which the executive office later discovers another third party is liable if no other course of recoupment is possible; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for the purpose of funding interpretive services directly or indirectly related to a settlement or resolution agreement, with the office of civil rights or any other office, group or entity; provided further, that interpretive services currently provided shall not give rise to enforceable legal rights for any party or to an enforceable entitlement to interpretive services; provided further, that the federal financial participation received from claims filed for the costs of outreach and eligibility activities performed at certain hospitals or by community health centers which are funded in whole or in part by federally permissible in-kind services or provider donations from the hospitals or health centers, shall be credited to this item and may be expended without further appropriation in an amount specified in the agreement with each donating provider hospital or health center; provided further, that the federal financial participation received from claims filed based on in-kind administrative services related to outreach and eligibility activities performed by certain community organizations, under the so-called "covering kids initiative" and in accordance with the federal revenue criteria in 45 CFR 74.23 or any other federal regulation which provides a basis for federal financial participation, shall be credited to this item and may be expended, without further appropriation, on administrative services including those covered under an agreement with the organizations participating in the initiative; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the executive office shall require the commissioner of mental health to approve any prior authorization or other restriction on medication used to treat mental illness in accordance with written policies, procedures and regulations of the department of mental health; provided further, that federal reimbursements received for administrative expenditures made pursuant to this item shall be credited proportionally to the General Fund and the Children's and Seniors' Health Care Assistance Fund, established under section 2FF of chapter 29 of the General Laws, in the same per centages as expenditures are made from this item; provided further, that in determining inpatient rates for any acute hospitals the executive office shall utilize the same payment methodology, including all exemptions, rate adjustments and passthrough payments, as was in effect on July 1, 2003; provided further that in determining outpatient rates for any acute hospitals the executive office shall utilize the same payment methodology, including all exemptions and rate adjustments, as was in effect on October 1, 2003; provided further, that any hospital with a unit designated as a pediatric specialty unit, as defined by this act, shall be exempt from the inpatient and outpatient efficiency standards, so called, being applied to their rate methodology; provided further, that said executive office shall use the same pricing methodology for durable medical equipment and oxygen as was in effect on July 1, 2003; provided further, that said executive office shall not reduce the supplement to chronic disease and rehab hospitals administrative day rate below that which was granted during hospital fiscal year 2004; provided further, that said executive office in fiscal year 2005 shall not eliminate payment to hospital outpatient departments for primary care provided to MassHealth members; and provided further, that said executive office shall implement a pilot project for 25,000 disabled MassHealth members as authorized by this act that shall encourage the use of community health centers for primary care services and shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 1, 2005 on the feasibility of expanding this pilot project to all MassHealth members .................................................$119,763,756

General Fund ............................................................................................................... 85.84%
Children's and Seniors' Health Care Assistance Fund .................................................... 14.16%

4000-0320
The executive office may expend an amount not to exceed $333,500,000 from the monies received from recoveries of any current or prior year expenditures and collections from liens, estate recoveries, third party recoveries, drug rebates, accident and trauma recoveries, case mix recoveries, computer audits, insurance recoveries, provider overpayment recoveries, bankruptcy settlements, Masspro and Healthpro refunds, medicaid fraud returns, data match returns, Medicare appeals and program and utilization review audits; provided, that any revenues collected by the division that are not attributable to the aforementioned categories shall be deposited in the General Fund and shall be tracked separately; provided further, that additional categories of recoveries and collections may be credited to this item after providing written notice to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be used for the purposes of item 4000-0300; provided further, that expenditures from this item shall be limited solely to payments for the provision of medical care and assistance rendered in the current fiscal year; provided further, that the executive office shall file quarterly with the house and senate committees on ways and means, a report delineating the amount of current year rebates from pharmaceutical companies or other current year collections which are being used to supplement current year expenditures; and provided further, that additional categories of recoveries and collections, including the balance of any personal needs accounts collected from nursing and other medical institutions and a recipient's death and held by the executive office for more than 3 years may, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, be credited to this item after providing written notice to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance .................................................$333,500,000

4000-0430
For the commonwealth program to provide primary and supplemental medical care and assistance to disabled adults and children under sections 9A, 16 and 16A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursement for state expenditures made on behalf of such adults and children; provided further, that children shall be determined eligible for the medical care and assistance if they meet the disability standards as defined by the executive office, which standards shall be no more restrictive than the standards in effect on July 1, 1996; and provided further, that the executive office shall process commonwealth applications within 45 days of receipt of a completed application or within 90 days if a determination of disability is required, the same time period that governing applications under Title XIX of the Federal Social Security Act ..................................................................... $83,224,049

The Governor reduced the following item by $11,700,000 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
4000-0500
For health care services provided to medical assistance recipients under the executive office's primary care clinician/mental health and substance abuse plan or through a health maintenance organization under contract with the division; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that no payment for special provider costs shall be made from this item without the prior written approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that expenditures from this item shall be made only for the purposes expressly stated herein; provided further, that said secretary shall take all steps necessary to maximize enrollment in managed care organizations in order to utilize federal dollars available under the federal upper payment limit cap; provided further, that the secretary shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means which shall include MassHealth enrollment in managed care organization as of July 1, 2004 compared to said enrollment on December 1, 2004; provided further, that said report shall be submitted no later than December 15, 2004; provided further, that the commissioners of medical assistance and mental health shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means relative to the performance of the managed care organization under contract with the division to administer the mental health and substance abuse benefit; provided further, that such quarterly reports shall include, but not be limited to, analyses of utilization trends, quality of care and costs across all service categories and modalities of care purchased from providers through the mental health and substance abuse program, including those services provided to clients of the department of mental health; provided further, that in conjunction with the new medicaid management information system project, said division study the feasibility of modifying its claim payment system, in collaboration with the MassHealth behavioral health contractor, to routinely process for payment valid claims for medically necessary covered medical services to eligible recipients with psychiatric and substance abuse diagnoses on a timely basis in an effort to avoid delay and expenses incurred by lengthy appeals processes; provided further, that said secretary shall report to the house and senate committee on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 the results of said study, any proposed modifications to said payment system, and a timeline of steps to be taken to implement said modifications; provided further, that not less than $10,000,000 shall be expended for disproportionate share payments for inpatient services provided at pediatric specialty hospitals and units, including pediatric chronic and rehabilitation long-term care hospitals as allowable under federal law; provided further, that $1,100,000 shall be available for medical interpreter services to MassHealth members in emergency rooms and acute psychiatric units within acute care or psychiatric hospitals; and provided further, that not less than 20 per cent of the amount shall be expended for grants awarded through a competitive bidding process intended for innovative methods to improve interpreter services and contain costs; and provided further, that $11,700,000 shall be expended on disproportionate share payments to high public payer hospitals ...................................................................................... $2,319,197,919

The Governor disapproved this section.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
4000-0550
For the purposes of funding in fiscal year 2005 a one-time program of one-time incentive payments to community health centers which enroll MassHealth eligible patients in MassHealth managed care organizations dedicated to providing primary care in low cost settings; provided further, that said program shall provide a one-time rate add-on to participating community health centers which shall be passed through and paid to patients who enroll in MassHealth and simultaneously choose their primary care physician at a community health center; provided further, that said add-on shall not result in a payment to any enrollee which would exceed $5 per enrollee; provided further, that enrollees shall be eligible for only one $5 incentive payment and that said payments shall not apply to persons currently enrolled at a community health center; provided further, that no funds shall be expended in excess of the amount appropriated herein; provided further, that nothing stated herein shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights in any party or enforceable entitlement to the services funded herein; and provided further, that said division shall work in consultation with the division of health care finance and policy on the implementation of the provisions herein ................................................ $500,000

Department of Elder Affairs.

4000-0600
For health care services provided to medical assistance recipients under the department's senior care plan; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that no payment for special provider costs shall be made from this item without the prior written approval of the secretary of administration and finance; provided further, that not less than $9,240,000 shall be expended for the purposes of a demonstration project known as the "community choices" initiative, so-called; provided further, that under the demonstration, eligible MassHealth enrollees in the section 2176 elder care waiver, so-called, shall be covered for any needed community services, including case management, from among those services available under the waiver or under the Commonwealth's Title XIX state plan, for the purpose of delaying or preventing an imminent nursing home admission; provided further, that elders enrolled in the waiver at risk of imminent nursing home admission shall be provided information about the availability of such services; provided further, that for elders who, pursuant to the aforementioned interagency agreement, have been determined to be at such imminent risk, have chosen to remain in the community, and for whom community care is medically appropriate, the department shall establish a funding level that, on a monthly average basis, is equal to fifty per cent of the median monthly per capita expenditure made by the department for nursing facility services provided to elders; provided further, that such funding level may include the costs of needed waiver services or other needed community services available to the elders under the state plan, provided further, that the interagency agreement shall be amended to implement the demonstration project and shall describe how the funding level will be made available to meet the costs of needed waiver services or other needed community services available to the elders under the state plan; provided further, that the department shall enter into an agreement with each aging service access point participating in the demonstration, which shall describe a system to be followed by each aging service access point, in accordance with state law and requirements under Title XIX of the Social Security Act, for coordination of both waiver and non-waiver community services needed by such eligible elders; provided further, that each aging services access point receiving funds under the demonstration project shall submit monthly reports to the executive office of health and human services and to the department of elder affairs on the care provided and the service expenditures made under the 2176 elder care waiver and such other information as specified by the department and the executive office; provided further, that executive office of health and human services shall prepare a report on all relevant costs and savings associated with the demonstration project; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means by April 1, 2005; provided further, that the department shall expend funds for the purpose of funding base hourly wage increases and related payroll taxes for certified nurses' aides at nursing facilities, in accordance with 114.2 CMR 6.00 et seq; provided further, that effective January 1, 2002, such wage increases shall be over and above any previously collectively bargained for wage increases; provided further, that the division shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the increases given at each facility by February, 1, 2005; provided further, that the department shall in correlation with the senior care options program explore options for enrolling the senior care population into managed care programs through federal waivers or other necessary means; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be made available to reimburse providers of dementia-specific adult day care at the rate paid on January 1, 2003; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for any nursing home that provides kosher food to its residents, the division of medical assistance, in consultation with the division of health care finance and policy, is directed to approve a special innovative program, and the division of health care finance and policy, in recognition of the unique special innovative program status granted by the division of medical assistance, shall for any nursing home that provides kosher food to its residents, establish up to a $5 per day increase to the standard payment rates to reflect the high dietary costs incurred in providing kosher food; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all licensed chronic care hospitals located in Hampden county shall be paid under the same Medicaid reimbursement methodology as applied to all other similarly situated chronic care hospitals; provided further, that in calculating the Medicaid reimbursement, such reimbursement shall exclude any costs associated with any beds licensed by the department of mental health; provided further, that effective July 1, 2004 through June 30, 2005, the division of health care finance and policy in collaboration with the executive office of elder affairs shall establish nursing facility payment rates and fully fund allowable costs using calendar year 2002 base year costs; provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may transfer not more than 3 per cent of funds appropriated in this item to item 4000-0620; and provided further, that the department shall provide written notice to the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days prior to any transfer .................................................... $1,697,117,500

4000-0620
For the senior care options program; provided that the secretary of elder affairs may transfer not more than 15 per cent of funds appropriated in this item to item 4000-0600; provided, that the department shall provide written notice to the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 30 days prior to any transfer ................. $83,275,500

4000-0625
For the recruitment and retention of home health workers including the cost of workforce training, direct wages and benefits of said workers; provided, that the funds authorized herein shall be in addition to any amounts appropriated in line item 4000-0600 for the purpose of providing Title XIX services to patients; provided further, that said department shall work in consultation with the division of health care finance and policy on the implementation of the provisions herein; and provided further, that the funds authorized herein shall be eligible for federal financial participation .............. $4,000,000

Office of the Secretary

4000-0700
For health care services provided to medical assistance recipients under the executive office's health care indemnity/third party liability plan and medical assistance recipients not otherwise covered under the executive office's managed care or senior care plans; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; provided further, that no payment for special provider costs shall be made from this item without the prior written approval of the secretary of administration and finance; and provided further, that expenditures from this item shall be made only for the purposes expressly stated in this item .............................................................. $1,239,530,000

4000-0860
For MassHealth benefits provided to children and adults under clauses (a), (b), (c), (d) and (h) of subsection (2) of section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item for children and adolescents under the clause (c) of said subsection (2) of said section 9A of said chapter 118E whose family incomes, as determined by the executive office, exceeds 150 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the recipients in prior fiscal years; and provided further, that all federal reimbursements received for expenditures from this item under Title XIX and Title XXI of the Federal Social Security Act shall be credited to the Children's and Seniors' Health Care Assistance Fund ........................ $390,030,100

Children's and Seniors' Health Care Assistance Fund ........................................................................................................... 100.0%

The Governor reduced the following item by $10,000,000
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.

4000-0870
For health care services provided to adults participating in the medical assistance program pursuant to clause (g) of subsection (2) of section 9A of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to such recipients in prior fiscal years ............................................. $121,642,118 $111,642,118

4000-0875
For the provision of benefits to eligible women who require medical treatment for either breast or cervical cancer in accordance with 1902(a)(10)(A)(ii)(XVIII) of the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act of 2000, Public Law 106-354, and in accordance with section 10D of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that the executive office shall seek to obtain federal approval to limit the provision of said benefits to women whose income, as determined by the executive office, does not exceed 250 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that eligibility for such benefits shall be extended solely for the duration of such cancerous condition; provided further, that prior to the provision of any benefits covered by this item, said division shall require screening for either breast or cervical cancer at the comprehensive breast and cervical cancer early detection program operated by the department of public health, in accordance with item 4570-1503 of section 2D; provided further, that the executive office shall seek to obtain federal approval for the implementation of a cost sharing system, including co-pays and sliding scale premiums for women whose annual income is between 133 per cent and 250 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that funds shall only be expended and such program implemented, subject to federal approval and the availability of federal financial participation; and provided further, that all federal reimbursements received for expenditures from this item pursuant to the provisions of Title XIX of the federal Social Security Act shall be credited to the General Fund ....................... $2,848,206

4000-0880
For MassHealth benefits under clause (c) of subsection (2) of section 9A and section 16C of chapter 118E of the General Laws for children and adolescents whose family incomes as determined by the executive office are above 150 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to the children and adolescents in prior fiscal years; and provided further, that all federal reimbursements received for expenditures from this item under Title XXI of the Federal Social Security Act shall be credited to the Children's and Seniors' Health Care Assistance Fund ........................................................................................................................ $63,103,326

Children's and Seniors' Health Care Assistance Fund ........................................................................................................... 100.0%

4000-0890
For the cost of health insurance premium subsidies paid to employees of small businesses participating in the insurance reimbursement program pursuant to the provisions of section 9C of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that all federal reimbursements received for expenditures from this item pursuant to the provisions of Title XIX and Title XXI of the federal Social Security Act shall be credited to the Children's and Seniors' Health Care Assistance Fund; and provided further, that expenditures made for the purposes of this item shall not exceed the amount appropriated herein .................................................$30,846,992

Children's and Seniors' Health Care Assistance Fund ........................................................................................................... 100.0%

4000-0891
For the cost of health insurance subsidies paid to employers participating in the insurance reimbursement program under section 9C of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided, that the executive office shall directly market the program to private human service providers that deliver human and social services under contract with departments within the executive office of health and human services and the executive office of elder affairs for the purpose of mitigating health insurance costs to the employers and their employees; provided further, that the executive office shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office of administration and finance monthly expenditure data for the program, including the total number of employers participating in the program, the per centage of the employers who purchased health insurance for employees prior to participating in the program and total monthly expenditures delineated by payments to small employers and self-employed persons for individual, 2-person family and family subsidies; provided further, that the executive office shall seek federal reimbursement for the payments to employers; and provided further, that all federal reimbursements received for expenditures from this item, under Title XIX and Title XXI of the federal Social Security Act, shall be credited to the Children's and Seniors' Health Care Assistance Fund ......... $6,473,121

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
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000-0895
For the healthy start program to provide medical care and assistance to pregnant women and infants residing in the commonwealth pursuant to section 24D of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided, that pursuant to an interagency agreement established with the executive office, the department of public health shall determine the presumptive eligibility of low-income pregnant women for services available under Title XIX and chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the population served by the program delineated by federal poverty level, the cost of each segment of the population delineated by federal poverty level, as well as any long term cost savings achieved by providing the services to the populations; and provided further, that the department shall include in said report a breakdown of the costs incurred by said program from the time when eligibility was expanded to 225 per cent of the federal poverty level .......................................................... $14,213,532

4000-0990
For the children's medical security plan to provide primary and preventive health services for uninsured children from birth through age 18; provided, that the executive office shall pre-screen enrollees and applicants for Medicaid eligibility; provided further, that no applicant shall be enrolled in said program until said applicant has been denied eligibility for the MassHealth program; provided further, that the MassHealth benefit request shall be used as a joint application to determine the eligibility for both MassHealth and the children's medical security plan; provided further, that the executive office shall maximize federal reimbursements for state expenditures made on behalf of said children; provided further, that any projection of deficiency in this item shall be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 90 days prior to the projected exhaustion of funding; provided further, that the executive office shall expend all necessary funds from this item to ensure the provision of the maximum benefit levels for this program, as authorized by section 10E of chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that said maximum benefit levels for this program shall be made available only to those children who have been determined by the division to be ineligible for MassHealth benefits; provided further, that the secretary of the executive office shall certify quarterly in writing to the house and senate committees on ways and means that premiums established pursuant to the fourth paragraph of said section 10E of said chapter 118E have been paid by all enrollees for whom said premiums are applicable ....................................................................... $21,374,000

General Fund ............................................................................................................... 76.62%
Children's and Seniors' Health CareAssistance Fund ...................................................... 23.38%

4000-1400
For the purposes of providing MassHealth benefits to persons with a diagnosis of human immunodeficiency virus with incomes up to 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for health care services provided to these persons in prior fiscal years .............................................................. $8,732,000

Division of Health Care Finance and Policy.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto

4100-0060
For the operation of the division and the administration of the uncompensated care pool established pursuant to chapter 118G of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the assessment to acute hospitals authorized pursuant to section 5 of said chapter 118G for the estimated expenses of the division shall include in fiscal year 2005, the estimated expenses, including indirect costs, of the division and shall be equal to the amount appropriated in this item less amounts projected to be collected in fiscal year 2005 from:(1) filing fees; (2) fees and charges generated by the division's publication or dissemination of reports and information; and (3) federal financial participation received as reimbursement for the division's administrative costs; provided further, that the assessed amount shall be not less than 65 per cent of the division's expenses as specified in this item; provided further, that the division shall promulgate regulations requiring all hospitals receiving payments from the uncompensated care pool to report to the division the following utilization information:the number of inpatient admissions and outpatient visits by age category, income category, diagnostic category and average charge per admission; provided further, that the division shall submit quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means a summary report compiling said data; provided further, that the division, in consultation with the executive office of health and human services, shall not promulgate any increase in medicaid provider rates without taking all measures possible under Title XIX of the Social Security Act or any successor federal statute to ensure that rates of payment to providers do not exceed such rates as are necessary to meet only those costs incurred by efficiently and economically operated providers in order to provide services of adequate quality; provided further, that the division shall meet the reporting requirements of section 25 of chapter 203 of the acts of 1996; provided further, that the division shall share financial data and expertise about the Massachusetts health care industry with the Massachusetts Institute for Social and Economic Research for the purpose of enhancing, developing and marketing data products for the public; provided further, that the division and the institute shall share any revenue generated through sale, licensure, royalty and usage fees charged for said data products; provided further, that not later than October 24, 2004 the division shall submit to the comptroller and to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report describing the method by which the division shall generate revenues through said sale, licensure, royalty, and usage fees in an amount sufficient to meet 25 per cent of the projected costs of the division in any fiscal year, as required by section 612 of chapter 151 of the acts of 1996; provided further, that funds may be expended for the purposes of a survey and study of the uninsured and underinsured in the commonwealth, including the health insurance needs of the residents of the commonwealth; provided further, that said study shall examine the overall impact of programs administered by the executive office of health and human services on the uninsured, the underinsured, and the role of employers in assisting their employees in affording health insurance pursuant to section 23 of chapter 118G of the General Laws; provided further, that for hospital fiscal year 2005, the private sector liability of purchasers and third party payers to the Uncompensated Care Trust Fund established pursuant to section 18 of chapter 118G of the General Laws shall be $320,000,000; provided further, that the division shall publish annual reports on the financial condition of hospitals and other health care providers through the Health Benchmarks project website, in collaboration with the executive office of health and human services, the office of the attorney general, and the University of Massachusetts; provided further, that the division shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 6, 2004 a report detailing utilization of the uncompensated care pool; provided further, that the report shall include:(1) the number of persons in the commonwealth whose medical expenses were billed to the pool in fiscal year 2004; (2) the total dollar amount billed to the pool in fiscal year 2004; (3) the demographics of the population using the pool, and; (4) the types of services paid for out of the pool funds in fiscal year 2004; provided further, that the division shall include in the report an analysis on hospitals' responsiveness to enrolling eligible individuals into the MassHealth program upon the date of service rather than charging said individuals to the uncompensated care pool; provided further, that the division shall include in the report possible disincentives the state could provide to hospitals to discourage such behavior; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law or rule or regulation to the contrary, the division shall not allow any exceptions to the usual and customary charge defining rule as defined in 114.3 CMR 31.02, for the purposes of drug cost reimbursement to eligible pharmacy providers for publicly aided and industrial accident patients; provided further, that the division is hereby authorized to change the pricing standard used by said division when determining the rate of payment to pharmacy providers for prescribed drugs for publicly-aided or industrial accident patients if such a change would financially benefit the commonwealth; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary said division shall maintain the rate paid for the dispensing fees to retail pharmacies for prescribed drugs to publicly aided or industrial accident patients at $3 in fiscal year 2005; and provided further, that said division shall not use any funds appropriated from the health care quality improvement trust fund for operating costs, including rent and utilities ....................................................................................................................................... $10,028,104

OFFICE OF DISABILITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind.

4110-0001
For the office of the commissioner and the bureau of research; provided, that the commissioner may transfer funds between items 4110-0001, 4110-1000, 4110-1010, 4110-1020, 4110-2000, 4110-2001, 4110-3010 and 4110-4000; provided further, that the amount transferred from any of the items stated herein shall not exceed 10 per cent of the total amount appropriated for that item; provided further, that 30 days prior to any such transfer, the commissioner shall submit an allocation plan detailing the distribution of the funds to be transferred to the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that amounts appropriated to the commission in fiscal year 2005 that extend or expand services beyond the level of services provided in fiscal year 2004 shall not annualize above the amounts in fiscal year 2006 .............................................................. $939,292

4110-1000
For the community services program; provided, that not less than $350,000 shall be expended from this item for the deaf-blind community access network; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the talking information center; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Audible Local Ledger of Falmouth; and provided further, that the Massachusetts commission for the blind shall work in collaboration with the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing to provide assistance and services to the deaf-blind community through the deaf-blind community access network ........................................................................................ $3,733,070

4110-1010
For aid to the adult blind; provided, that funds may be expended from this item for burial expenses incurred in the prior fiscal year .......................................................................................................................................... $8,351,643

4110-1020
For eligibility determination for the medical assistance program for the blind; provided, that the commission shall work with the division of medical assistance, the department of mental retardation and other state agencies to maximize federal reimbursement for clients so determined through this item including, but not limited to, reimbursement for home and community-based waiver clients ................................................................................................. $321,461

4110-2000
For the turning 22 program of the commission; provided, that nothing stated herein shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights in any party or an enforceable entitlement to the services funded herein; provided further, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of mental retardation to secure the maximum amount of federal reimbursements available for the care of turning 22 clients; and provided further, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of mental retardation to secure similar rates for contracted residential services ................ $8,074,775

4110-2001
For services to clients of the department who turn 22 years of age during state fiscal year 2005; provided, that the amount spent from this item shall not annualize to more than $522,000 in fiscal year 2006; provided further, that nothing stated herein shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights in any party or an enforceable entitlement to the services funded herein; provided further, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of mental retardation to secure the maximum amount of federal reimbursements available for the care of turning 22 clients; and provided further, that the commission shall work in conjunction with the department of mental retardation to secure similar rates for contracted residential services ...................................................................................... $297,000

4110-3010
For a program of vocational rehabilitation for the blind in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from the federal vocational rehabilitation grants or state appropriation shall be deducted for pensions, group health and life insurance, or any other such indirect cost of federally reimbursed state employees .......................
$2,588,521

4110-4000
For the administration of the Ferguson Industries for the Blind; provided, that retired workshop employees shall receive grants equal to 3/4 of the salaries of current workshop employees; and provided further, that any funds received for goods and services purchased by private and public sector entities at Ferguson Industries shall be remitted to the General Fund .................................................................
$1,885,073

OFFICE OF DISABILITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
4120-1000
For the operation of the commission; provided, that the commissioner may transfer funds between items 4120-1000, 4120-2000, 4120-3000, 4120-4000, 4120-4001, 4120-4010, 4120-5000, and 4120-6000; provided further, that the amount transferred from any of the items stated herein shall not exceed 10 per cent of the total amount appropriated for that item; provided further, that 30 days prior to any such transfer, the commissioner shall submit an allocation plan to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the distribution of the funds to be transferred; provided further, that the commissioner shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance on the number of clients served and the amount expended on each type of service; provided further, that upon the written request of the commissioner of revenue, the commission shall provide lists of individual clients to whom or on behalf of whom payments have been made for the purpose of verifying eligibility and detecting and preventing fraud, error and abuse in the programs administered by the commission; provided further, that the lists shall include client names and social security numbers and payee names and other identification, if different from a client's; and provided further, that amounts appropriated in items of the department that extend or expand services beyond the level of services provided in fiscal year 2004 shall not annualize above the amounts in fiscal year 2006 ................................... $409,264

4120-2000
For vocational rehabilitation services operated in cooperation with the federal government; provided, that no funds from the federal vocational rehabilitation grant or state appropriation shall be deducted for pensions, group health and life insurance and any other such indirect cost of the federally reimbursed state employees; provided further, that the commissioner, in making referrals to service providers, shall take into account the client's place of residence and the geographic proximity of the nearest provider to said residence; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on special vocational projects in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston for people with disabilities; and provided further, that not less than $155,000 shall be expended for services provided by the Life Focus Center in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston ...................................................................... $7,459,207

4120-3000
For employment assistance services; provided, that vocational evaluation and employment services for severely disabled adults may, subject to appropriation, be provided; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended on special projects in Charlestown for people with disabilities; and provided further, that not less than $305,000 shall be expended for the Charlestown Navy Yard Special Project for disabled adults ............................. $7,886,816

4120-4000
For independent living assistance service; provided, that not more than $858,000 shall be expended for assistive technology devices and training for individuals with severe disabilities; provided further, that not less than $25,000 will be used to assist the Living Independently for Equality, Inc. of Brockton; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 may be expended for the Center for Rehabilitation Engineering at the University of Massachusetts/Dartmouth .......... $7,520,512

4120-4001
For the housing registry for the disabled ..................................................................................... $83,754

4120-4010
For services to clients of the department who turn 22 years of age; provided, that the amount appropriated herein shall not annualize to more than $1,394,220 in state fiscal year 2006; and provided further, that nothing stated herein shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights in any party or an enforceable entitlement to the services funded herein ........................................................................................... $1,065,000

4120-5000
For homemaking services .......................................................................................................... $4,339,768

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
4120-5050
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission may expend an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 for expanded independent living and employment services from federal reimbursements received for services provided by the commission; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payments amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that the commission shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 3, 2005, detailing the use of any funds encumbered or expended from this item, including, but not limited to, the number of clients served, the types of services purchased and the annualized impact of the expenditures in the subsequent fiscal year ................................................................................... $2,000,000

4120-6000
For head injured services; provided, that the commission shall work with the division of medical assistance to maximize federal reimbursement for clients receiving head injured services; provided further, that the commission shall expend funds on a 24-hour basis for persons with severe head injuries in western Massachusetts; and provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod head injury program.......... $6,000,568

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

4125-0100
For the operation of and services provided by the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing ..................$5,264,267

4125-0101
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the Massachusetts commission for the deaf and hard of hearing may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $175,000 from charges received on behalf of interpreter services and monies received from private grants, bequests, gifts or contributions; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ..................................................................... $175,000

OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES.

Office of Child Care Services.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
4130-0001
For the administration of the office of child care services; provided, that the office shall issue monthly reports detailing the number and average cost of voucher and contracted child care slots funded from items 4130-3050 and 4130-3600 by category of eligibility; provided further, that the report shall include the number of recipients subject to subsection (f) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995 funded under item 4130-3050; provided further, that the office shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance on the unduplicated number of children on waiting lists for state-subsidized child care; provided further, that the office shall administer the child care resource and referral system; provided further, that nothing contained herein shall be construed as limiting the office's authority to issue variances or grant licenses or certificates on a probationary basis as provided in 102 CMR 8.00 as in effect on May 28, 1993; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the office shall perform post-audit reviews on a representative sample of the income eligibility determinations performed by vendors receiving funds from item 4130-3050; provided further, that the office shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and secretary of administration and finance on the error rate, if any, in income-eligibility determinations calculated by the post audit reviews; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for the DD subsidiary costs of the Children's Trust Fund .................................................................. $1,395,164

4130-0002
For the administration of the Children's Trust Fund ..................................................................... $870,198

4130-0005
For field operations and licensing ............................................................................................... $7,106,933

4130-1000
For statewide neonatal and postnatal home parenting education and home visiting programs for at-risk newborns to be administered by the Children's Trust Fund; provided, that such services shall be made available statewide to parents under the age of 21 years; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, priority for such services shall be given to low-income parents ............................................................................. $12,238,533

4130-2998
For child care quality expenditures; provided, that not less than $1,321,145 shall be expended for activities to increase the supply of quality child care for infants and toddlers; provided further, that not less than $234,248 shall be expended for resource and referral and school-age child care activities; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be used to fund capital assets or equipment for for-profit providers or agencies; and provided further, that no funds may be expended, obligated or transferred from this item prior to the submission of written certification by the commissioner to the house and senate committees on ways and means that all planned expenditures and allocations from this item shall have no fiscal impact beyond fiscal year 2005 ................................................... $4,158,403

4130-3050
For child care vouchers and contracted child care programs for low-income families; provided, that the employment services child care program for recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children and the absent parents of the recipients, former recipients of the program who are working for up to 1 year after termination of benefits, former recipients of the program participating in education or training programs authorized by department of transitional assistance regulations, and parents under the age of 18 currently enrolled in a job training program who would qualify for benefits under the provisions of chapter 118 of the General Laws but for the deeming of grandparents' income, shall be funded from this item; provided further, that post-transitional child care vouchers for former recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children who have been working for more than 1 year after termination of program benefits shall be funded from this item; provided further, that not less than 500 child care slots shall be reserved for children in the foster care program at the department of social services; provided further, that income-eligible child care programs shall be funded from this item; provided further, that not less than the same amount shall be spent on income eligible child care programs in fiscal year 2005 as was spent on these programs in fiscal year 2004; provided further, that child care for the children of teen parents receiving transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits, teen parents receiving supplemental security income payments and whose dependent children receive the aid, and teen parents at risk of becoming eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits shall be paid from this item; provided further, that all teens eligible for year-round full-time child care services shall be participating in school, education, work and training-related activities or a combination thereof for at least the minimum number of hours required by regulations promulgated for the program of transitional aid, whether or not such teens are recipients of benefits from the program; provided further, that informal child care benefits shall be funded from this item; provided further, that not more than $2 per child per hour shall be paid for such services; provided further, that child care slots funded from this item shall be distributed geographically in a manner that provides fair and adequate access to child care for all eligible individuals; and provided further, that all child care providers that are part of a public school system shall be required to accept child care vouchers from recipients funded through this appropriation .................................$278,936,661

4130-3100
For the regional administration of child care programs and related child care activities; provided, that the activities shall include, but not be limited to, voucher management, child care provider training, resource and referral for children with disabilities in child care programs, community-based programs that provide direct services to parents and coordination of waiting lists for state-subsidized child care; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for AA subsidiary payroll expenses ........................................................................................................ $10,043,732

4130-3600
For supportive child care associated with the family stabilization program; provided, that funds from this item shall only be expended for child care costs of children with active cases at the department of social services .... $48,344,206

OFFICE OF DISABILITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts.

4180-0100
For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts located in the city of Chelsea, including a specialized unit for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease patients; provided, that graduates from the LPN school of nursing shall work in state -operated facilities for at least 1 year; provided further, that no fee, assessment or other charge shall be imposed upon or required of any person for any outpatient treatment, admission or hospitalization which exceeds the amount of fees charged in fiscal year 2004; and provided further, that no new fee, assessment or other charge shall be implemented in fiscal year 2005 ..................................................................................................................... $22,892,767

4180-1100
The Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts located in the city of Chelsea may expend revenues up to $207,000 for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 60 per cent of all revenues generated pursuant to section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, through the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN by eligible veterans of the commonwealth, upon compensating the registry of motor vehicles for the cost associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into and for the purposes of this retained revenue account of the Soldiers' Home; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers' Home may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system, prior appropriation continued ....................... $207,000

Soldiers' Home in Holyoke.

4190-0100
For the maintenance and operation of the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, including the adult day care program, the Maguder House and the Chapin Mansion; provided, that no fee, assessment or other charge shall be imposed upon or required of any person for any outpatient treatment, admission or hospitalization which exceeds the amount of fees charged in fiscal year 2004; provided further, that no new fee, assessment or other charge shall be implemented in fiscal year 2005; and provided further, that in the operation of the outpatient pharmacy, the Soldiers' Home shall cover the cost of drugs prescribed at the Soldiers' Home, excluding the required co-payment, only when the veteran has no access to other drug insurance coverage, including coverage through the program authorized by section 39 of chapter 19A of the General Laws........................................ $16,658,929

4190-0102
The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke may expend for the outpatient pharmacy program an amount not to exceed $225,000 from co-payments which it may charge to users of the program; provided further, that no co-payments shall be imposed or required of any person which exceed the level of co-payments charged in fiscal year 2004; provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended until the superintendent has submitted a report to the secretary and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing projected expenditures for fiscal years 2005 and 2006 and any and all assumptions used to project outpatient pharmacy spending for the outpatient pharmacy program from this item and item 4190-0100 by September 1, 2004; provided further, that said superintendent shall submit a report to said secretary and the house and senate committees on ways and means that shall include demographic information on said outpatient pharmacy users, including age and insurance status; provided further, that said report shall include utilization information for the outpatient pharmacy including the number of generic prescriptions filled, the number of brand name prescriptions filled, the number of 30-day supplies of generic drugs dispensed, the number of 30-day supplies of brand name drugs dispensed, and a description of said Soldiers' Home's drug utilization review program for the first two quarters of fiscal year 2005; provided further, that said report shall be submitted not later than January 15, 2005; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the Soldiers' home may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ..................................................................................................................... $225,000

4190-1100
The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke may expend revenues up to a maximum of $163,000 for facility maintenance and patient care, including personnel costs; provided, that 40 per cent of all revenues generated pursuant to section 2 of chapter 90 of the General Laws, through the purchase of license plates with the designation VETERAN by eligible veterans of the commonwealth, upon compensating the registry of motor vehicles for the cost associated with the license plates, shall be deposited into and for the purposes of this retained revenue account of said Soldiers' Home; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, said Soldiers' Home may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system, prior appropriation continued .......................................................... $163,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
4190-1101
The Soldiers' Home in Holyoke may expend revenues up to a maximum of $579,000 from resident fees for long-term care beds and domiciliary beds; provided, that the only revenue available for expenditure in this item shall be amounts collected for fiscal year 2005 from the resident fees; provided further, that funds shall only be expended on items directly related to patient care; provided further, that funds shall not be expended on office furniture or any other ancillary administrative expenses; and provided further, that the Soldiers' Home shall submit a quarterly report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on any expenditures made from this account ................................................ $579,000

Department of Youth Services.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
4200-0010
For the administration of the department of youth services; provided, that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005, detailing the caseload for all department programs funded in items 4200-0100, 4200-0200 and 4200-0300; provided further, that the department of education shall collaborate with the department of youth services to develop recommendations for a foundation budget for educational services provided to children in the care of the department of youth services; and shall submit recommendations to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means by Dec 1, 2004 along with recommendations on how to fund these services within the parameters of chapter 70 aid or in some other manner as appropriate and shall include those recommendations in its fiscal year 2006 budget request; provided further, that the commissioner of youth services, in conjunction with the department of education, shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 on the status of educational resources at the department of youth services; provided further, that the report shall review teacher retention, compare salaries within the department to statewide averages and analyze the related impact on the quality of educational services provided to youths in the custody of the department; and provided further, that the report shall include recommendations for the improvement of educational resources and costs associated with the improvements ............................................. $4,526,404

4200-0100
For supervision, counseling and other community-based services provided to committed youths in nonresidential care programs of the department; provided, that the commissioner may transfer up to 7 per cent of the amount appropriated herein to items 4200-0200 and 4200-0300; and provided further, that 30 days before any such transfer is made, the commissioner shall file with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a plan showing the amounts to be transferred and the reason for the proposed transfer ..... $20,141,916

4200-0200
For pretrial detention programs, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs; provided, that the commissioner may transfer up to 7 per cent of the amount appropriated herein to items 4200-0100 and 4200-0300; and provided further, that 30 days before any transfer is made, the commissioner shall file with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a plan showing the amounts to be transferred and the reason for the proposed transfer ................................................................................................ $18,907,464

4200-0300
For secure facilities, including purchase-of-service and state-operated programs incidental to the operations of the facilities; provided, that funds shall be expended for programs to address the needs of the female population including, but not limited to, the development of a stabilization unit and an independent living program, the enhancement of clinical services and at least 1 full-time female services coordinator; provided further, that the commissioner may transfer up to 5 per cent of the amount appropriated herein to items 4200-0100 and 4200-0200; and provided further, that 30 days before any such transfer is made, the commissioner shall file with the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means a plan showing the amounts to be transferred and the reason for the proposed transfer ...........................................$86,305,310

4200-0400
The department of youth services may expend an amount not to exceed $200,000 collected from federal reimbursements to fund internet services at institutional schools ................................................................................ $200,000

OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES.
Department of Transitional Assistance.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
4400-1000
For the central administration of the department, including the development and maintenance of automated data processing systems and services in support of department operations, and for the administration of department programs in local transitional assistance offices, including the expenses of operating a food stamp program; provided, that during fiscal year 2005 the department shall maintain 2 transitional assistance offices in the city of Springfield; provided further, that all costs associated with verifying disability for all programs of the department shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department shall submit on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the secretary of administration and finance a status report on program expenditures, savings and revenues, error rate measurements, public assistance caseloads and benefits; provided further, that the report shall comprehensively track statewide use of the emergency assistance program by eligibility category including, but not limited to, caseload, average length of use or stay and monthly expenditures; provided further, that the department shall collect all out-of-court settlement restitution payments; provided further, that the restitution payments shall include, but not be limited to, installment and lump sum payments; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, unless otherwise expressly provided, federal reimbursements received for the purposes of the department, including reimbursements for administrative, fringe and overhead costs, for the current fiscal year and prior fiscal years, shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that under 21 U.S.C. section 862a(d)(1), the department shall exempt individuals from the eligibility restrictions of 21 U.S.C. section 862a, except that individuals incarcerated for a conviction which would otherwise be disqualifying under 21 U.S.C. section 862a(a) shall not be eligible for cash assistance funded through item 4403-2000 during the first 12 months after release from a correctional institution unless the individual qualifies for an exemption under subsection (e) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995 or a domestic violence waiver; provided further, that an application for assistance under chapter 118 of the General Laws shall be deemed an application for assistance under chapter 118E of the General Laws; provided further, that if assistance under said chapter 118 is denied, the application shall be transmitted by the department to the division of medical assistance for a determination of eligibility under said chapter 118E; provided further, that the department shall continue policies to increase participation in the food stamp program; provided further, that funds shall be expended on investigating welfare fraud at the Lowell area office and that the department shall report no later than March 21, 2005 on the results of their investigation to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended on services from the Food Source Hotline; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the food stamp outreach program; provided further, that the department may allocate funds, not to exceed $2,500,000 from this item to item 4400-1100 for the costs of the department's caseworkers; provided further, that the department shall, to the extent feasible within the appropriation provided, provide for extended office hours; provided further, that the department shall accomplish the staffing of these extended office hours to the maximum extent possible through the use of flex-time that will allow workers to modify their working hours to accommodate their specific personal and family needs; provided further, that the department shall, to the extent feasible within the appropriation provided, continue and expand the program of placing workers at community and human service organizations for the purposes of facilitating food stamp applications and re-determinations; and provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 15, 2004 on the extended office hours and placement of workers at community and human service organizations that the department has determined is feasible within the appropriation provided and that the department will provide in the current fiscal year .............

$65,844,080

4400-1025

For domestic violence specialists at local area offices .................................................................

$600,910

4400-1100

For the payroll of the department's caseworkers, provided that only employees of bargaining unit eight, shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the department may allocate funds, not to exceed $1,000,000 from this item to item 4400-1000 for the administrative costs of the department of transitional assistance ...............................

$51,500,000

4401-1000

For a program to provide employment and training services for recipients of benefits provided under the program of transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided, that certain parents who have not yet reached the age of 18, including those who are ineligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children and who would qualify for benefits under chapter 118 of the General Laws, but for the deeming of the grandparents' income, shall be allowed to participate in the employment services program; provided further, that funds from this item may be expended on former recipients of the program for up to one year after termination of their benefits due to employment or subsection (f) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended for the purposes of the young parents program, transportation costs, pre-employment skills training and education programs, and structured subsidized employment services; provided further, that the department of transitional assistance may use funds from this item and shall collaborate with the department of workforce development to access funding through Title I of the federal Workforce Investment Act to ensure that sufficient resources are available to provide substantive, pre-employment skills training, including training that integrates basic education and English as a second language instruction, to recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children who are in need of such services; provided further, that funds from this item may also be expended for re-employment services, job search assistance, vocational training services, job retention services, adult basic education, graduate equivalency degree courses, English as a second language courses and training programs for persons with limited English proficiency, and emergency work-related expenses for recipients, including emergency transportation costs; provided further, that the department shall inform all recipients and applicants of the full range of programs and of skills training programs funded by Title I of the federal Workforce Investment Act accessible through the one-stop career centers and adult education programs funded by the department of education available under this program; provided further, that funds may be allocated from this item to other agencies for the purposes of this program; provided further, that within 90 days of a recipient without a high school degree or a graduate equivalency degree or proficiency in English who is subject to subsection (f) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995 becoming eligible for benefits, the department may offer to the recipient a skills assessment to identify barriers to employment; and provided further, that all of this item is subject to appropriation and, in the event of a deficiency, nothing herein shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to any enforceable right or entitlement to services in excess of the amounts appropriated by this item ..... $18,998,978

4401-1100
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of transitional assistance may expend reimbursements received from the United States Department of Agriculture for food stamp outreach and employment and training programs and any enhanced funding or bonuses; provided, that the department may expend such revenue for employment and training services provided to recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children ............. $3,000,000

4403-2000
For a program of transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, benefits under the program of transitional aid to families with dependent children shall be paid only to citizens of the United States and to non-citizens for whom federal funds may be used to provide benefits; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law, or any provisions of this act to the contrary, no benefits under this item shall be made available to illegal or undocumented aliens; provided further, that the need standard shall be equal to the standard in effect in fiscal year 2004; provided further, that the payment standard shall be equal to the need standard; provided further, that the payment standard for families who do not qualify for an exempt category of assistance under the provisions of subsection (e) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995 shall be 2 3/4 per cent below the otherwise applicable payment standard, in fiscal year 2005, pursuant to the provisions of the state plan required under the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996; provided further, that the department shall notify all teen parents receiving benefits from the program of the requirements found in clause (2) of subsection (i) of said section 110 of said chapter 5; provided further, that a $40 per month rent allowance shall be paid to all households incurring a rent or mortgage expense and not residing in public housing or subsidized housing; provided further, that a nonrecurring children's clothing allowance in the amount of $150 shall be provided to each child eligible under this program in September, 2004; provided further, that the children's clothing allowance shall be included in the standard of need for the month of September, 2004; provided further, that benefits under this program shall not be available to those families where a child has been removed from the household pursuant to a court order after a care and protection hearing on child abuse, nor to adult recipients otherwise eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children but for the temporary removal of the dependent child or children from the home by the department of social services in accordance with department procedures; provided further, that notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 118 of the General Laws, or any other general or special law to the contrary, the department shall render aid to pregnant women with no other eligible dependent children only if it has been medically verified that the child is expected to be born within the month such payments are to be made or within the three month period following such month of payment, and who, if such child had been born and was living with her in the month of payment would be categorically and financially eligible for transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits; provided further, that certain families that suffer a reduction in benefits due to a loss of earned income and participation in retrospective budgeting may receive a supplemental benefit to compensate them for such loss; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended by the department for child care or transportation services for the employment and training program; provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended by the department for family reunification benefits or informal child care; provided further, that the department shall provide oral and written notification to all recipients of their child care benefits on a semi-annual basis; provided further, that the notification shall include the full range of child care options available, including center-based child care, family-based child care, and in-home relative child care; provided further, that the notification shall detail available child care benefits for current and former recipients, including employment and training benefits, transitional benefits and post-transitional benefits; provided further, that the department shall work with the office of child care services to ensure that both recipients currently receiving benefits and former recipients during the one year period following termination of benefits are provided written and verbal information about child care services; provided further, that the notice shall further advise recipients of the availability of food stamps benefits; provided further, that not less than $418,074 shall be expended for the purposes of the operation of the Transportation Assistance Program operated by the Traveler's Aid Society; provided further, that in promulgating, amending or rescinding its regulations with respect to eligibility for, or levels of, benefits under the program, the department shall take into account the amounts available to it for expenditure by this item so as not to exceed the appropriation; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 60 days before promulgating any eligibility or benefit changes, the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means and with the clerks of the senate and house of representatives a determination by the secretary of health and human services that available appropriations for the program will be insufficient to meet projected expenses and a report setting forth the text of and basis for such proposed changes .................................$317,762,806

4403-2001
For the Lift Transportation Program operated by the Traveler's Aid Society of Boston ................ $95,000

4403-2119
For the provision of structured settings as provided in subsection (i) of section 110 of chapter 5 of the acts of 1995 for parents under the age of 20 who are receiving benefits under the transitional aid to families with dependent children program .................................................................... $6,063,317

4403-2120
For certain expenses of the emergency assistance program as herein delineated:(i) contracted family shelters; (ii) transitional housing programs; (iii) programs to reduce homelessness in Barnstable, Dukes and Nantucket counties; (iv) residential education centers for single mothers with children; (v) intake centers; (vi) hotel and motel payments on behalf of homeless families; and (vii) voucher shelters; provided, that eligibility shall be limited to families with income at or below 100 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided, however, that any family whose income exceeds 100 per cent of the federal poverty level while the family is receiving assistance funded by this item, shall not become ineligible for assistance due to exceeding the income limit for a period of 6 months from the date that the 100 per cent level was exceeded; provided further, that the department shall establish reasonable requirements for such families to escrow some or all of the portion of their income which exceeds 100 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that any such escrowed funds shall be exempt from otherwise applicable asset limits; provided further that the family shall be allowed to withdraw the amount placed in escrow upon transition to permanent housing or losing eligibility for shelter services; provided further, that benefits under this item shall be provided only to residents who are citizens of the United States or aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence or otherwise permanently residing under color of law in the United States; provided further, that the department shall take all steps necessary to enforce regulations to prevent abuse in the emergency assistance program; provided further, that no emergency assistance expenditures shall be paid from this item unless explicitly authorized; provided further, that no funds may be expended for heat or utility arrearages; provided further, that eligible households shall be placed in shelters as close as possible to their home community, unless a household requests otherwise; provided further, if the closest available placement is not within 20 miles of the household's home community, the household shall be transferred to an appropriate shelter within 20 miles of its home community at the earliest possible date, unless the household requests otherwise; provided further, that the department may add up to 150 new units of scattered site shelter above those contracted for in fiscal year 2004 provided that these new units shall be used to reduce the population placed in hotels and motels, and upon a determination that this action shall not entail additional costs to the family shelter program; provided further, that these new units shall be located in areas of greatest need to facilitate placement of eligible families within 20 miles of their home communities; provided further, that the department shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the status of efforts to increase the number of units of scattered site shelter above the number contracted for in fiscal year 2004, any barriers encountered to increasing the number of units of scattered site shelter and the plan of action or recommendations for overcoming any barriers encountered; provided further, that the department shall make every effort to insure that children receiving services from this item are able to continue attending school in the community in which they lived prior to receiving services funded from this item; provided further, that no hotel or motel stay funded from this item shall establish tenancy on the part of the family; provided further, that in promulgating, amending or rescinding regulations with respect to eligibility or benefits under this program, the department shall take into account the amounts available to it for expenditure in this item so as not to exceed the amount appropriated herein; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 60 days before promulgating any such eligibility or benefit changes, the commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means and with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate a determination by the secretary of health and human services that available appropriations for the program will be insufficient to meet projected expenses and a report setting forth such proposed changes; provided further, that nothing herein shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights in any party or an enforceable entitlement to services other than to the extent that such rights or entitlements exist under the regulations promulgated by the department; provided further, that nothing in the preceding proviso shall authorize the department to alter eligibility criteria or benefit levels, except to the extent that such changes are needed to avoid a deficiency in this item; provided further, that the department shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the number of families who apply for emergency assistance funded family shelter, the number of families approved for shelter, the number of families denied shelter along with reasons for denials, the home community of families receiving shelter, the number of families receiving shelter within each home community, the number of available shelter slots within each home community, the income level of families receiving shelter, the number of families receiving shelter who had previously accessed state-funded programs to reduce homelessness and the programs that had been accessed, the composition of families receiving shelter, the reason that the household is seeking emergency family shelter, the reasons that families exit shelter, including reasons for voluntary departure and termination, exiting families' housing plans, including type of housing arrangement, subsidy status, monthly rent, and gross monthly income, and any other information that the department determines to be necessary in evaluating the operation of the emergency assistance family shelters program;and provided further, that the report shall also include information, by type of shelter, on average length of stay, average cost per household served, average number of shelter slots not used either as the result of no placement being made or of a placed family not making use of shelter, and an analysis of this data, including an analysis of causes relating to any significant differences in the data for each type of shelter ............................................................................ $73,637,389

4405-2000
For the state supplement to the supplemental security income program for the aged and disabled, including a program for emergency needs for supplemental security income recipients; provided, that the expenses of special grants recipients residing in rest homes, as provided in section 7A of chapter 118A of the General Laws, may be paid from this item; provided further, that the department, in collaboration with the division of medical assistance, may fund an optional supplemental living arrangement category under the supplemental security income program that makes payments to persons living in assisted living residences certified under chapter 19D of the General Laws who meet the income and clinical eligibility criteria established by the department and the division; provided further, that the optional category of payments shall only be administered in conjunction with the medicaid group adult foster care benefit; and provided further, that reimbursements to providers for services rendered in prior fiscal years may be expended from this item ........................... $203,272,025

4406-3000
For the homelessness program to assist individuals who are homeless or in danger of becoming homeless, including assistance to organizations which provide food, shelter, housing search and limited related services to the homeless and indigent; provided further, that the department may allocate funds to other agencies for the purposes of this program; and provided further, that all organizations that received funds from this item in fiscal year 2004 shall receive funds from this item in the current fiscal year ............................................................................................................. $30,000,000

4408-1000
For a program of cash assistance to certain residents of the commonwealth, entitled emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children found by the department to be eligible for such aid under chapter 117A of the General Laws and regulations promulgated by the department and subject to the limitations of appropriation therefore; provided, that benefits under this item shall only be provided to residents who are citizens of the United States or qualified aliens or noncitizens otherwise permanently residing in the United States under color of law and shall not be provided to illegal or undocumented aliens; provided further, that the payment standard shall equal the payment standard in effect under the general relief program in fiscal year 1991; provided further, that the department may provide benefits to persons age 65 or older who have applied for benefits under chapter 118A of the General Laws, to persons suffering from a medically determinable impairment or combination of impairments which is expected to last for a period as determined by department regulations and which substantially reduces or eliminates the individual's capacity to support himself and which has been verified by a competent authority, to certain persons caring for a disabled person, to otherwise eligible participants in the vocational rehabilitation program of the Massachusetts rehabilitation commission and to dependent children who are ineligible for benefits under both chapter 118 of the General Laws and the separate program created by section 210 of chapter 43 of the acts of 1997 and parents or other caretakers of dependent children who are ineligible under said chapter 118 and under the separate program; provided further, that no ex-offender, person over age 45 without a prior work history or person in a residential treatment facility shall be eligible for benefits under this program unless the person otherwise meets the eligibility criteria described in this item and defined by regulations of the department; provided further, that any person incarcerated in a correctional institution shall not be eligible for benefits under the program; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the payment of expenses associated with any medical review team, other disability screening process or costs associated with verifying disability for this program; provided further, that the department shall promulgate emergency regulations under chapter 30A of the General Laws to implement the changes to this program required by this item promptly and within the appropriation; provided further, that in initially implementing the program for this fiscal year, the department shall include all eligibility categories permitted herein at the payment standard in effect for the former general relief program in fiscal year 1991; provided further, that in promulgating, amending or rescinding its regulations with respect to eligibility or benefits, including the payment standard, medical benefits and any other benefits under this program, the department shall take into account the amounts available to it for expenditure by this item so as not to exceed the amount appropriated herein; provided further, that the department may promulgate emergency regulations under chapter 30A of the General Laws to implement these eligibility or benefit changes or both; provided further, that nothing herein shall be construed as creating any right accruing to recipients of the former general relief program; provided further, that reimbursements collected from the Social Security Administration on behalf of former clients of the emergency aid to the elderly, disabled and children program, or unprocessed payments from the program that are returned to the department shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the funds made available herein shall be the only funds available for the program, and the department shall not spend funds for the program in excess of the amount made available herein; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law this item to the contrary, 60 days before implementing any eligibility or benefit changes, or both, the commissioner shall file with the clerks of the house of representatives and the senate a determination by the secretary of health and human services that available appropriations for the program will be insufficient to meet projected expenses and a report setting forth the proposed changes ................................................$70,079,481

OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES.

Department of Public Health.

4510-0099
The department may expend an amount not to exceed $6,000,000 in revenues collected from licensing, inspections and records for costs associated with the administration of the department ........................................ $6,000,000

4510-0100
For the operation of the department, the determination of need program, established under section 25C of chapter 111 of the General Laws, the health statistics program, including the operation of a cancer registry and occupational lung disease registry, and the continuation of the cardiac surgery data collection and validation program to collect and validate data from all hospitals in the commonwealth that perform open heart surgery; provided, that the position of assistant commissioner shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws; provided further, that funds may be expended for the weapons-related injury surveillance system; and provided further, that funds may be expended for the Massachusetts Violence Prevention Task Force ..................................$18,302,427

4510-0106
For the end of life care commission, established by section 480 of chapter 159 of the acts of 2000; provided, that not more than $75,000 shall be expended from revenues associated with grant and development activities
............................$75,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto

4510-0110
For community health center services; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that the department shall submit a tentative allocation schedule of the community health center grants to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Free Clinic; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Elder Health Center in Saugus; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Duffy Health Center .................................................................................................................. $4,631,635

4510-0150
For the managed care program at community health centers known as CenterCare; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that $225,000 shall be expended on a statewide program of technical assistance to community health centers to be provided 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)(1); and provided further, that the department shall assist professional and nonprofit agencies dedicated to the advancement of the scope and nature of health care services delivered in communities by community health centers and to pursue available federal technical assistance funding ............................................................................................. $2,654,974

4510-0600
For an environmental and community health hazards program, including control of radiation and nuclear hazards, consumer products protection, food and drugs, lead poisoning prevention in accordance with chapter 482 of the acts of 1993, lead-based paint inspections in day care facilities, inspection of radiological facilities, licensing of x-ray technologists and the administration of the division of environmental epidemiology and toxicology for the purposes of chapter 470 of the acts of 1983, the "Right-to-Know" law; provided, that the expenditures from this item for the fair packaging and labeling survey program shall be contingent upon the prior approval of the proper federal authorities for reimbursement of 100 per cent of the amounts so expended; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for a contract with the ALS Therapy Development Foundation to study the current level of research for the prevention and treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in the commonwealth; provided further, that $150,000 shall be expended for the ALS registry created by section 26 of chapter 140 of the acts of 2003; provided further, that $30,000 shall be expended for a renal disease program administered by the National Kidney Foundation of Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont for nutritional supplements and early intervention services for those affected by renal disease and those at risk of renal disease; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the purposes for research and prevention activities associated with Lyme disease to be conducted by the Barnstable County Department of Health and the Environment; provided further, that not less than $14,800 shall be allocated to the Franklin Regional Council of Governments for costs associated with the regional public health program; provided further, that $195,000 shall be expended for the purpose of the director of the bureau of environmental health assessment of the department of public health to conduct an environmental risk assessment of the health impacts of the General Lawrence Logan Airport in the East Boston section of the city of Boston on any community that is located within a 5 mile radius of the airport and is potentially impacted by the airport; provided further, that the assessment may include, but not be limited to, examining incidences of respiratory diseases and cancers and performing medical and laboratory tests and examinations of residents of these communities; provided further, that the bureau shall report its findings together with any recommended response actions by the commonwealth to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005; provided further, that not less than $81,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of a statewide lupus database; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the purpose of studying the public health impacts of TCE, benzene and other contaminants found in the Barnes and Southampton aquifers located within the towns of Southampton and Easthampton and the cities of Holyoke and Westfield; and provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the purpose of siting or locating a low-level radio-active waste facility in the commonwealth .................................................................................................................................................. $3,146,865

4510-0615
The department may expend an amount not to exceed $150,000 from assessments collected under section 5K of chapter 111 of the General Laws for services provided to monitor, survey and inspect nuclear power reactors; provided, that the department may expend revenues not to exceed $1,174,195 from fees collected from licensing and inspecting users of radioactive material within the commonwealth under licenses presently issued by the nuclear regulatory commission; provided further, that the revenues may be used for the costs of both programs, including the compensation of employees; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that the department shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means the total amount of revenue collected, a ratio of revenue collected per employee, the total number of inspections and a ratio of inspections per employee .................................................................................................................................. $1,324,195

4510-0616
For a drug registration and monitoring program; provided, that the department may expend an amount not to exceed $551,110 from revenues collected from fees charged to registered practitioners, including physicians, dentists, veterinarians, podiatrists and optometrists for controlled substance registration; provided further, that funds may be expended from this item for the costs of personnel; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ..................................................................................................................... $551,110

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto

4510-0710
For the operation of the division of health care quality and the office of patient protection; provided, that the division shall be responsible for assuring the quality of patient care provided by the commonwealth's health care facilities and services, and for protecting the health and safety of patients who receive care and services in nursing homes, rest homes, clinical laboratories, clinics, institutions for the mentally retarded and the mentally ill, hospitals and infirmaries, including the inspection of ambulance services; provided further, that the division shall coordinate its work with the boards of registration under the department of public health to promote quality patient care in facilities licensed by the department, and shall report specific instances of preventable medical error that involve an individualized component investigated by the board of registration and a systemic or institutional component investigated by the division, the medical, administrative, educational and disciplinary outcomes of such instances of preventable medical error, and the ways in which coordination promotes quality patient care, fairness and accuracy in disciplinary actions, and better provider and facility education; provided further, that investigators shall conduct investigations of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation under sections 51 and 72H of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division shall assign such investigators to perform their duties on staggered shifts which shall be established by the division in order to provide coverage adequate to ensure that all complaints of abuse, neglect, mistreatment and misappropriation are investigated under said sections 51 and 72H of said chapter 111, and that the department shall investigate complaints during evening and weekend hours as needed to assess the validity of the complaint; provided further, that not less than 10 per cent of all routine surveys of the facilities are completed during evening or weekend hours; provided further, that the division shall minimize the need for payment of overtime to investigators in both emergent and non-emergent situations and shall not authorize the assignment of overtime hours for any investigator when the duties can be performed on a non-overtime basis by another investigator; provided further, that all investigators in the division of health care quality responsible for the investigations shall receive training by the medicaid fraud control unit of the office of the attorney general under a comprehensive training program to be developed by the division and the unit; provided further, that the division shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the number of incident reports and, for those reports requiring investigations under said section 72H of said chapter 111, indicating for each such report, the time in which:
(1) the division completed its investigation; (2) the division made an evaluation and determination of the validity of the report; (3) made a referral of such report to the appropriate agency or agencies; provided further, that if in any quarter the division maintains a backlog of cases requiring investigation that have not been investigated, evaluated and determined within the time frames established in said section 72H of said chapter 111, the division shall include in the report an explanation as to the reasons therefore; provided further, that the division shall include in the report a list of all instances of the payment of overtime for investigators and the justification therefore and in each quarter shall compare the overtime expenditures from this item with the overtime expenditures made in the corresponding quarter of fiscal year 2004; provided further, that the division shall continue to research and develop, in consultation with the nursing home industry and consumer representatives, appropriate confidential survey tools to assess consumer satisfaction in long-term care facilities; provided further, the division shall continue a comprehensive training, education and outreach program for nursing home administrators and managers and other supervisory personnel in long-term care to improve the quality of care in long-term care facilities; provided further, that the program shall promote the use of best practices, models of quality caregiving and the culture of workforce retention within the facilities and shall focus on systemic ways to reduce deficiencies; and provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on the results of the program not later than April 30, 2005 ........................................................................................................... $7,620,835

4510-0712
The department may expend an amount not to exceed $504,922 in revenues collected from the licensure of health facilities for program costs of the division of health care quality; provided, that the department may expend an amount not to exceed $800,000 from revenues collected from individuals applying for emergency medical technician licensure and recertification; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefore as reported in the state accounting system ...................................................... $1,304,922

The Governor disapproved this section:
4510-0720
For a scholarship program for certified nurses' aide and direct care worker training; provided, that no funds shall be expended AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that the department shall establish appropriate guidelines and application criteria for the administration of the program; provided further, that the scholarships shall cover the full cost of tuition to an approved certified nurses' aide or long-term care direct worker training program, including approved programs providing for cross-training; provided further, that funds may also be available to provide adult basic education and English as a second language training for applicants otherwise meeting criteria for the scholarships, as well as pilot training programs using enhanced curricula designed to support increased retention; provided further, that the department shall, in consultation with the nursing home industry, consumer groups, the department of labor and workforce development, the Commonwealth Corporation, training providers and other appropriate state and local agencies, conduct outreach regarding the availability of such scholarships; provided further, that the department shall consult with the scholarship program advisory council and the extended care career ladder initiative to review and recommend new training requirements for certified nurses' aides, home health aides and home care workers to improve the quality of the direct care workforce and the quality of care provided in all long-term care settings by developing skill standards, supporting the transition from training to work, improving retention, promoting portability, recognizing career advancement curricula and addressing language and education barriers; and provided further, that costs for outreach activities shall not exceed 3 per cent of the amount appropriated herein and administrative costs of the program shall not exceed 3 per cent of the amount appropriated herein ............................ $400,000

4510-0721
For the costs of personnel, administration, information technology, equipment, newsletter and other essential spending of the board of registration in nursing; provided, that the board shall prepare an annual report detailing the total number of cases referred to and investigated by the board, the resolution of such cases, the approximate number of cases assigned to each investigator, and any increases or decreases in cases referred to the board in the previous 6 months; provided further, that the board shall submit each such report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care and the commissioner of the department of public health; provided further, that the board shall prepare a compilation of cases involving preventable medical error that resulted in harm to a patient or health care provider for the purpose of assisting health care providers, hospitals and pharmacies to modify their practices and techniques to avoid error; and provided further, that the board shall submit the compilation to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care and the commissioner of the department of public health by January 4, 2005 and shall make the compilation widely available, including by electronic means, to the public and to all hospitals, pharmacies and health care providers doing business in the commonwealth ........................................................................... $1,502,263

4510-0722
For the costs of personnel, administration, newsletter, dues, travel, public information advertising, and other expenses of the board of registration in pharmacy; provided, that the board shall prepare an annual report detailing the total number of cases referred to and investigated by the board, the resolution of such cases, the approximate number of cases assigned to each investigator, and any increases or decreases in cases referred to the board in the previous 6 months; provided further, that the board shall submit each such report to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care and the commissioner of the department of public health; provided further, that the board shall prepare a compilation of cases involving preventable medical error that resulted in harm to a patient or health care provider for the purpose of assisting health care providers, hospitals and pharmacies to modify their practices and techniques to avoid error; and provided further, that the board shall submit said compilation to the house and senate committees on ways and means, the joint committee on health care and the commissioner of the department of public health by January 4, 2005 and shall make said compilation widely available, including by electronic means, to the public and to all hospitals, pharmacies and health care providers doing business in the commonwealth .......................................................... $477,689

4510-0723
For the operation and administration of the board of medicine and the committee on acupuncture; provided, that the board of registration in medicine shall prepare an annual report addressing its activities with respect to licensing, enforcement, law and policy, patient safety, and other relevant topics, including, but not limited to, the total number of cases referred to and reviewed by the board, the resolution of the cases, the approximate number of cases assigned to each investigator, any increases or decreases in cases referred to the board in the previous 6 months; a compilation of cases from its patient care assessment program describing incidents involving preventable medical error that resulted in harm to patient or health care provider for the purpose of assisting the providers, hospitals, and pharmacies to modify their practices and techniques to avoid error, and any other relevant topics; provided further, that the board shall submit the report to the general court, house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on health care by January 4, 2005 and shall make the compilation widely available, including by electronic means, to the public; and provided further, that the board shall promulgate rules and regulations to coordinate their patient care assessment program with the boards of nursing and pharmacy .................................................................................................................................. $2,128,072

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
4510-0725
For the costs of personnel, administration, public information advertising and other expenses of certain health boards of registration, including the boards of registration in dentistry, nursing home administrators, physician assistants, perfusionists, and respiratory care; provided further, that the department of public health, in cooperation with the division of professional licensure, shall submit a plan to the house and senate committees on ways and means for transferring the boards of allied health professionals, podiatry, optometry, chiropractors, health officers, speech language pathology and audiology, dispensing opticians, psychologists, hearing instruments specialists and dieticians and nutritionists from the division of professional licensure to the department of public health not later than February 1, 2005; and provided further, that the plan shall consider current funding levels and shall propose no additional costs............................$401,742

4510-0726
The board of registration in medicine, including the physician profiles program, may expend revenues not to exceed $300,000 from new revenues associated with increased license and renewal fees; provided, that this amount shall be in excess of the amount prescribed in section 1B ............................................................................ $300,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto
4510-0790
For regional emergency medical services; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that the regional emergency medical services councils, designated as such in accordance with 105 CMR 170.101 and the C-MED communications as of January 1, 1992, shall remain the designated councils and C-MEDs; provided further, that the department shall report quarterly on the number of investigations of ambulance services performed by said inspectors and by inspectors funded in items 4510-0710 and 4510-0712 as well as the number of investigations pending at the end of each quarter and the reasons therefore; provided further, that the department, in conjunction with the regional emergency services councils, notwithstanding section 27C of chapter 29 of the General Laws to the contrary, shall promulgate regulations to ensure that all basic, intermediate, and paramedic emergency medical technicians are certified to use and have available epinephrine for the emergency treatment of anaphylaxis; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 15, 2005 on the implementation of the certifications and availability of epinephrine; provided further, that the department shall widely disseminate this requirement to all relevant parties; and provided further, that funds shall be expended to provide continuous ambulance coverage and public safety personnel to mitigate adverse effects of the construction of the central artery and third harbor tunnel project in the city of Charlestown, pursuant to subsection (f) of chapter 479 of the acts of 1990 ............................ $1,246,896

4510-0810
For a statewide sexual assault nurse examiner program and for the care of victims of sexual assault; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; and provided further, that the program shall be established by the department to operate under specific statewide protocols and by an on-call system of nurse examiners .................................................................................................................................................. $733,409

4512-0103
For acquired immune deficiency syndrome services and programs; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that particular attention shall be paid to direct the funding proportionately amongst each of the demographic groups afflicted by HIV/AIDS; provided further, that funds shall be expended for rental housing subsidies for the purposes of preventing admissions to acute hospitals, chronic hospitals and nursing homes for persons with acquired immune deficiency syndrome; provided further, that the department may contract for the administration of this program; provided further, that the costs of this administrative contract shall not be expended from this item; provided further, that rents payable by tenants shall not be less than 30 per cent of total household income if heat and cooking fuel are provided by the landlord and shall not be less than 25 per cent of total household income if heat and cooking fuel are not provided; provided further, that no funds shall be expended for subsidies for housing units in excess of the number of units funded on June 30, 1991; provided further, that the department shall not enter into any new housing contracts or expend funds for such new contracts in fiscal year 2005 that would fund units in excess of the number of units funded on June 30, 2004; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Public Health Department; and provided further, that no funds from this item shall be expended for disease research in fiscal year 2005 .................................................................................................................................................. $31,644,099

4512-0106
The department of public health may expend an amount not to exceed $1,200,000 from revenues received from pharmaceutical manufacturers participating in the section 340B rebate program administered by the federal health resources and services administration and office of drug pricing .................................................................. $1,200,000

4512-0200
For the division of substance abuse services, including a program to reimburse driver alcohol education programs for services provided for court adjudicated indigent clients; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that contracts shall not be awarded to those organizations providing services to non-Massachusetts residents; provided further, that the commissioner of public health shall ensure that funding is allocated in a manner that reflects the level of need among demographic groups; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute for homicide victims' family support services and anti-violence advocacy programs; provided further, that not less than $650,350 shall be expended for a contract with STEP Inc. for sobriety treatment, education and prevention; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Tynan Community Center's Adolescence Wellness program in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the South Boston Youth Collaborative for the purposes of responding to adolescent suicide cluster and drug abuse in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $370,800 shall be expended to the Gavin Foundation for an adolescent residential facility for substance abuse and rehabilitation services in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the Russian Teens-at-Risk program operated by the Jewish Family Children's Service in the cities of Boston and Lynn and the town of Brookline; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Link House, Inc., in the town of Salisbury for purposes of establishing transitional housing for women in recovery from substance abuse; provided further, that $500,000 shall be expended for the 65-person recovery shelter run by the Pine Street Inn in the north Dorchester section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $45,000 shall be expended in grants for the Framingham Coalition for the Prevention of Alcohol and Drug Abuse; provided further, that not more than $37,000 shall be expended for an intervention prevention counselor for Concord-Carlisle regional school district; provided further, that $9,445,052 shall be expended to provide Transitional Support Services with particular attention paid to allocating the funds proportionately amongst each of the demographic groups affected by alcohol and illicit drug addiction and dependence; provided further, that not less than $320,000 shall be expended for a contract with the Gavin Foundation to provide a total immersion program in conjunction with the probation department of South Boston division of the district court department of the trial court and other district courts; provided further, that $99,000 shall be expended for Self Esteem Boston; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for Franklin Medical Center's Beacon Recovery program at the Orange Recovery House; provided further, that an additional $100,000 shall be expended for a contract with Bay Cove Human Services, Inc. for the purpose of establishing an independent licensed halfway house in Charlestown, in collaboration with the Charlestown Recovery House, Inc. for persons in recovery from alcoholism and chemical dependency; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for a batterer prevention program in the city of New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $99,925 shall be expended for Latinas Y Ninos to provide a full-time child advocate parent educator specialist to attend to the needs of Latino women in recovery with a focus on pregnant women, new parents, and mothers recently reunified with their children; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Latino After School Initiative; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Catchment Area with the Northern Educational Services, Inc. (NES), as the lead agency; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the REACH program; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be provided to Project COPE, Inc., in Lynn for the prevention and education of the problems associated with OxyContin and heroine use; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the New Beginnings program; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for a special commission relative to eliminating cervical cancer in the commonwealth, consisting of seventeen members, including five members appointed by the Speaker of the House, at least one of whom shall also be a member of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, five members appointed by the President of the Senate, at least one of whom shall also be a member of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, five members appointed by the President of the Senate, at least one of whom shall also be a member of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, and seven members appointed by the Governor, including one member from the American Cancer Society, one representative of a women's health organization, one member of the health insurance industry, one member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the State Epidemiologist, and two members at large; provided further, that the chair of said commission shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House and shall be a member of the Massachusetts Caucus of Women Legislators, and the vice-chair of said commission shall be the Chair for the Health Care Committee; provided further, that said commission shall have the following duties: (1) to undertake a statistical and qualitative examination of the prevalence and burden of cervical cancer; (2) to raise public awareness on the causes and capture of cervical cancer, personal risk factors, value of prevention, early detection, option for testing, treatment costs, new technology, medical care reimbursement, and physician education; (3) to identify priority strategies, new technologies, or newly introduced vaccines which are effective in preventing and controlling the risk of cervical cancer; (4) to identify and examine the limitations of existing laws, regulations, programs and services with regard to coverage and awareness issues for cervical cancer and (5) to receive and to consider reports and testimony from individuals, local health departments, community-based organizations, voluntary health organizations, and other public and private organizations statewide to learn more about contributions to cervical cancer diagnosis, prevention, and treatment and more about improving cervical cancer prevention diagnosis, and treatment in the commonwealth; and provided further, that said commission shall report to the clerk of the house of representatives and to the house and senate committees on ways and means the results of its investigation and study and its recommendations on or before the fourth anniversary of the commission's establishment .............. $36,587,349

4512-0225
The department of public health may expend for a compulsive gamblers' treatment program an amount not to exceed $654,942 from unclaimed prize money held in the State Lottery Fund for more than 1 year from the date of the drawing when the unclaimed prize money was won, and from the proceeds of a multi-jurisdictional lottery game under subsection (e) of section 24A of chapter 10 of the General Laws; provided, that the state comptroller shall transfer the amount to the General Fund ............................................................................................................................ $654,942

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
4512-0500
For dental health services; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that of the amount appropriated in this item, funds shall be expended to maintain a program of dental services for the developmentally disabled; provided further, that not less than $122,000 shall be allotted to the Doherty Dental Health Clinic in the city of Taunton for the basic dental needs of moderate and low income residents of Southeastern Massachusetts; and provided further, that the department shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a quarterly report on the number of children served by this dental health services program and the number of children waiting to be served by the program .......................................................................................... $1,556,150

4513-1000
For the operation of the bureau of family health services; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that funds shall be expended on family planning clinics, rape crisis centers and primary care services for women and children; provided further, that the amount appropriated herein shall be allocated in the same proportion of the allocation of funds appropriated in this item in fiscal year 2003; provided further, that not less than $450,000 shall be directed to community health centers to provide maternal-child health services through combined primary care; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Molly Bish Institute for Child Safety at Mount Wachusett Community College; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for Falmouth Family Planning; provided further, that not less than $120,000 shall be expended for the public health model of community engagement and intervention for sexual violence and intimate partner violence in the homosexual male community; and provided further, that of the amount appropriated in this item, funds may be expended for rape prevention and victim services, including the statewide Spanish language hotline for sexual abuse, family planning services, the Northeastern University conflict resolution program, Latinas y Ninos and statewide suicide and violence prevention outreach to gay and lesbian youth ............... $7,010,000

4513-1002
For women, infants and children's (WIC) nutrition services in addition to funds received under the federal nutrition program; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that all new WIC cases, in excess of fiscal year 1991 caseload levels, shall be served in accordance with priority categories 1 through 7, as defined by the state WIC program; and provided further, that not less than $680,000 shall be expended for the Growth and Nutrition Program ............................................................................................................... $12,571,048

4513-1010
The department of public health may expend an amount not to exceed $2,700,050 generated from revenues received from the collection of federal financial participation for early intervention services delivered to medicaid-eligible children by developmental educators and professionals in related disciplines; provided, that nothing herein shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights to any such services or an enforceable entitlement to the services funded herein; and provided further, that the revenue may be used to pay for current and prior year claims ............................$2,700,050

4513-1012
The department of public health may expend an amount not to exceed $23,230,000 from revenues received from the federal cost-containment initiatives including, but not limited to, infant formula rebates and Northeast Dairy Compact reimbursements; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ............................$23,230,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto
4513-1020
For the early intervention program; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that the department shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means the total number of units of service purchased and the total expenditures for the units of service paid by the department, the division of medical assistance, and by third party payers for early intervention services for the following services categories: home visit, center-based individual, child-focused group, parent-focused group, screening, and assessment; provided further, that the department shall make all reasonable efforts to secure third party and Medicaid reimbursements for the services funded herein; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended for a reserve to provide respite services to families of children enrolled in early intervention programs who have complex care requirements, multiple disabilities and extensive medical and health needs; provided further, that priority shall be given to low and moderate income families; provided further, that the department shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report on the number of families served by said program and the amount of funds appropriated herein granted to qualified families not later than February 1, 2005; provided further, that no claim for reimbursement made on behalf of an uninsured person shall be paid from this item until the program receives notice of a denial of eligibility for the MassHealth program from the division of medical assistance; and provided further, that nothing stated herein shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights to any such services or an enforceable entitlement to the early intervention services funded in this item .................................................................................................................................................. $29,270,778

4513-1023
For the costs associated with the implementation of the universal newborn hearing program; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; and provided further, that the funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the notification of and follow through with affected families, primary care providers and early intervention programs upon the department's receipt of data indicative of potential hearing disorders in newborns ............................$83,060

The Governor disapproved this section:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:
4513-1026
For the provision of statewide and community-based suicide prevention, intervention, post-vention and surveillance activities and the implementation of a statewide suicide prevention plan; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that the department, in coordination with the department of mental health, shall provide grant funds for locally targeted suicide prevention, intervention and postvention activities; provided further, that any department, group or institution applying for these grants shall state the program's goals, feasibility and effectiveness, such that other communities may replicate this program, document how the program replicates or builds upon relevant evidence-based strategies or tests new strategies, describe the activities to be undertaken and include an evaluation component in the program; provided further, that prevention and intervention activities shall be targeted toward identifying and assisting those at risk; provided further, that prevention and intervention activities shall include, but not be limited to, training programs about the recognition and treatment of suicidal behavior for professionals who are in regular contact with at-risk individuals, collaborative work with emergency rooms and doctors to disseminate information regarding follow-up services for known attempters and efforts to increase public knowledge of suicide prevention; provided further, that postvention activities shall be targeted toward family and friends of individuals who have attempted or completed suicide; provided further, that postvention activities shall include, but not be limited to, training for first-responders about sensitive and responsible ways of interacting with the families of suicide victims, efforts to increase survivors' access to mental health services and to decrease the stigma associated with their roles as survivors and the development of comprehensive support programs to facilitate positive coping among survivors; provided further, that surveillance activities shall be targeted toward increasing the accuracy of statistics on suicide morbidity and the availability of information on suicide attempts and ideation; provided further, that surveillance activities shall include, but not be limited to, efforts to increase both the quantity and quality of suicide data collected by first responders, hospital staff and the department and the development of a system for accessing and collecting data from suicide survivors; provided further, that funds from this item shall not be transferred to any other program or item; provided further, that the departments shall, in consultation with the commissioner of education, report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the status of statewide and community-based suicide prevention, intervention, postvention, and surveillance activities not later than June 30, 2005 ........ $250,000

4513-1112
For a prostate cancer screening, education and treatment program; provided, that screening, education and treatment shall have a particular focus on the high rate of prostate cancer among African American males; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs .............................. $1,000,000

4513-1114
For the purposes of the Hepatitis C program, including mitigating the effects of Hepatitis C; provided, that no employees shall be paid from this item; provided further, that funds shall be expended to increase public awareness and provide health care provider information; provided further, that awareness efforts shall be presented in multiple languages and in a culturally appropriate manner where applicable; provided further, that hepatitis C prevention, counseling and testing and case management services shall be integrated into existing substance abuse, HIV/AIDS and STD service programs; and provided further, that funds herein shall supplement, and not supplant, funding for such purposes in item 4580-1000 ............................ $562,876

4513-1115
For a multiple sclerosis screening, information, education and treatment program; provided, that no state employees shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the Multiple Sclerosis Home Living Independently Navigating Key Services program administered by the Central New England Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to maximize matching dollars from the Society, to be used exclusively for the purposes of the program .............................................................................................................................. $162,368

The Governor disapproved this section:
4513-1121
For a statewide stroke education and public awareness program; provided, that no employees shall be paid from this item; provided further, that such program shall expend funds to educate the public and providers, including emergency medical systems personnel, medical dispatchers and fire and police department personnel, about the warning signs of stroke, the recognition of stroke symptoms, and the importance of timely and appropriate acute care treatment; provided further, that the department shall coordinate such program with any ongoing federally-funded statewide efforts, including any program funded by federal cardiovascular health initiative grants; and provided further, that the program shall seek to maximize, through grant development or public-private partnerships, available sources of funding to accomplish the goals of the program, and provided further, that the department shall report to the joint committee on health care and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the status of the program not later than June 30, 2005............................$300,000

4516-0263
The department of public health may expend an amount not to exceed $1,486,551 in revenues from various blood lead testing fees collected from insurers and individuals, for the purpose of conducting such tests; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefor as reported in the state accounting system ..................................................................................................................... $1,486,551

4516-1000
For the administration of the center for laboratory and communicable disease control, including the division of communicable venereal diseases, the division of tuberculosis control and the state laboratory institute; provided, that the department shall give priority to the analysis of samples used in prosecution of controlled substances offenses; provided further, that funds shall be expended for an eastern encephalitis testing program and for tuberculosis testing and treatment services; provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for administrative, space or energy expenses of the department not directly related to personnel or programs funded herein; provided further, that funds from this item may be expended for the purchase of equipment for the drug laboratory at the state laboratory institute; provided further, that not less than $240,000 shall be expended for the maintenance of the statewide rabies control program coordinated by the department of public health providing assistance to cities, towns and the public, and for the interagency collaboration through the rabies advisory committee, the 24-hour epidemiological and clinical consultation for rabies exposures, the rapid laboratory diagnostic services and for the continuation of the raccoon rabies vaccine field trial on Cape Cod operated through a contract with Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in collaboration with the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and provided further, that funds from this item may be expended for the purpose of an interagency service agreement with the University of Massachusetts Medical School for the department's share of the cost of occupancy, including the cost of facility support personnel, for the state laboratory institute ............................ $9,701,774

4516-1022
The department may expend an amount not to exceed $300,000 generated by fees collected from insurers for tuberculosis tests performed at the state lab; provided, that revenues collected may be used to supplement the costs of the state lab; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ............................$300,000

4518-0200
The department may expend an amount not to exceed $261,687 generated by fees collected from the following services provided at the registry of vital records and statistics: amendments of vital records, all requests for vital records not issued in person at the registry and research requests performed by registry staff at the registry; provided, that revenues so collected may be used for all program costs, including the compensation of employees; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system .............................................. $261,687

4530-9000
For teenage pregnancy prevention services; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that applications for such funds shall be administered through the department upon receipt and approval of coordinated community service plans to be evaluated in accordance with guidelines issued by the department; provided further, that portions of the grants may be used for state agency purchases of designated services identified by said community service plans; and provided further, that $450,000 shall be expended on those communities with the highest teen birth rates, including Holyoke, Chelsea, Lawrence, Springfield, Lowell, Lynn and New Bedford; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for teen pregnancy prevention services in the town of Orange; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended on Girls, Inc. in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire Coalition to Prevent Teen Pregnancy program in Berkshire County; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the abstinence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs in the cities of North Adams and Pittsfield ................................................................... $990,000

4570-1500
For an early breast cancer detection program, mammographies for the uninsured, and a breast cancer detection public awareness program; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs ............................$3,029,488

4580-1000
For the universal immunization program and the purchase and distribution of the pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; and provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for administrative or energy expenses of the department not directly related to programs funded herein ............................................................................................................. $25,052,068

4590-0250
For school health services and school-based health centers in public and non-public schools; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs; provided further, that services shall include but not be limited to:(1) strengthening the infrastructure of school health services in the areas of personnel and policy development, programming, and interdisciplinary collaboration; (2) developing linkages between school health services programs and community health providers, and (3) incorporating health education programs, including tobacco prevention and cessation activities in school curricula and in the provision of school based health services and (4) incorporating obesity prevention programs, including nutrition and wellness programs in school curricula to address the nutrition and lifestyle habits needed for healthy development; provided further, that not more than $250,000 shall be expended for the governor's commission on gay and lesbian youth; provided further, that $99,000 shall be expended to the H.E.L.P. Program for black males health; provided further, that not less than $12,000,000 shall be expended for school nurses and school based health centers; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for Berkshire Area Health Education Center, Inc. for support and implementation of model community coalitions and community capacity building activities; and provided further, that said services shall meet standards and eligibility guidelines established by the department of public health in consultation with the department of education ............................................................................................... $14,002,966

The Governor reduced the following item by $1,215,000
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:
4590-0300
For smoking prevention and cessation programs; provided, that no funds shall be expended in the AA subsidiary for any personnel-related costs .............................................................................................................. $3,750,000

4590-0301
The department of public health may expend an amount not to exceed $6,000,000 generated from revenues received from the collection of federal financial participation for the school health services program; provided, that the revenue shall be directed toward additional resources for the school health services program ................................ $6,000,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto
4590-0912
The department may expend an amount not to exceed $13,928,310 from reimbursements collected for western Massachusetts hospital services, subject to the approval of the commissioner of public health; provided, that such revenues may be expended for the purpose of hospital-related costs, including personnel, capital expenditures, DD subsidiary chargebacks and motor vehicle replacement; provided further, that all revenues expended shall be pursuant to schedules submitted to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the western Massachusetts hospital shall be eligible to receive and retain full reimbursement from the medical assistance program of the division of medical assistance; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the western Massachusetts hospital shall reimburse the General Fund for a portion of employee benefit expenses, according to a schedule submitted by the commissioner of public health and approved by the secretary for administration and finance; provided further, that such reimbursement shall not exceed 10 per cent of total personnel costs for the hospital; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that no funds appropriated herein shall be expended for administrative, space or energy expenses of the department not directly related to personnel or programs funded herein ............................................................................................................................ $13,928,310

4590-0913
For the department of public health Lemuel Shattuck hospital, for the purposes of funding expenses for services provided to inmates of county correctional facilities which have privatized medical care; provided, that said department may expend an amount not to exceed $500,000 in revenues collected from private medical vendors; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ...................................... $500,000

4590-0915
For the maintenance and operation of Tewksbury state hospital, Massachusetts hospital school, Lemuel Shattuck hospital, and for the hospital bureau, including the consolidated pharmacy unit; provided, that all revenue generated by the hospitals shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that no funds appropriated herein shall be expended for administrative, space or energy expenses of the department not directly related to personnel or programs funded in this item; provided further, that Tewksbury state hospital shall not be used to house county, state, or other prisoners; provided further, that the department shall take no action to reduce or realign the client population and services at Tewksbury hospital unless such action results in alternative service delivery in an appropriate and cost-effective method of care; provided further, that staffing configurations at Tewksbury hospital shall be consistent with the client population and service realignment; provided further, that Tewksbury State Hospital shall provide $30,000 of given funds for chaplain services; and provided further, that reimbursements received for medical services provided at the Lemuel Shattuck hospital to inmates of county correctional facilities not managed by private health care vendors shall be credited to item 4590-0903 of section 2B ............................$112,476,305

OFFICE OF CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILY SERVICES.

Department of Social Services.

4800-0015
For central and area office administration; provided, that the associated expenses of employees whose AA subsidiary costs are paid from item 4800-1100 shall be paid from this item; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the compensation of unit 8 employees; provided further, that an area office shall be maintained in the Beverly area; provided further, that the department shall not place a child or adolescent referred by or discharged from the care of the department of mental health until the latter department forwards an assessment and recommendation as to whether the child or adolescent may be appropriately placed in foster care or, if due to severe emotional disturbance, is more appropriate for group care; provided further, that the department, in consultation with the department of mental health, shall establish guidelines to assist the latter department in making such assessments and recommendations; provided further, that unless otherwise authorized, all funds including federal reimbursements received by the department shall be credited to the General Fund; and provided further, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended for the continuation of auto expense reimbursement programs for social workers in the department of social services .......................... $66,143,185

4800-0025
For foster care review services .................................................................................................. $2,643,900

4800-0036
For a sexual abuse intervention network program to be administered in conjunction with the district attorneys; provided, that each district attorney shall receive not less than the amount it received in the previous fiscal year for the sexual abuse intervention program .................................................................................................................. $701,198

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
4800-0038
For stabilization, unification, reunification, permanency, adoption, guardianship, and foster care services provided by the department of social services; provided, that services funded through this item shall include shelter services, substance abuse treatment, family reunification networks, young parent programs, parent aides, education and counseling services, family preservation services, foster care, adoption and guardianship subsidies, tiered reimbursements used to promote the foster care placement of children with special medical and social needs, assessment of the appropriateness of adoption for children in the care of the department for more than 12 months, protective services provided by partnership agencies, targeted recruitment and retention of foster families, respite care services, post-adoption services, support services for foster, kinship and adoptive families and juvenile firesetter programs; provided further, that any child who would have been eligible for a clothing benefit under regulations in place on January 1, 2004 shall receive a clothing benefit in fiscal year 2005; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended on the recruitment and retention of foster parents; provided further, that not less than $5,000,000 of the funds appropriated herein shall be expended to increase daily rates paid to foster care, adoptive and guardianship families to increase said rates to the level recommended by the United States Department of Agriculture; provided further, that the commissioner of the department of social services shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than September 1, 2004 on the implementation of said rate increase, the amount the rates will be adjusted by service type and age group, and any other information said commissioner deems necessary; provided further, that the department shall report monthly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the number of clients served, the cost per unit of service and any available information on the outcome of services provided for each program funded from this item; provided further, that service providers shall provide the department with all information necessary to allow the completion of these reports; provided further, that not later than February 17 of the current fiscal year the department shall provide to the house and senate committees on ways and means a recommendation on whether or not to discontinue any program, including earmarked programs, whose cost per unit of service or service outcomes do not fall within a reasonable standard; provided further, that not less than $348,850 shall be expended for Latinas y Ninos and Casa Esperanza; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for Summerhill House in Norwood; provided further, that not less than $298,000 shall be expended for alternative schools for students aged 14 to 16, inclusive, who are placed before the court on child in need of services petitions in region 6; provided further, that not less than $295,000 shall be expended for Massachusetts Families for Kids; provided further, that not less than $257,000 shall be expended for a contract for an integrated family services team in region 6; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Laboure Center in South Boston; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a statewide contract with Northeastern University for a violence prevention and conflict resolution program; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to support the family center component of the Greater Lowell Family Resource Center; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended in region 1 for a community-based family unification counseling program to prevent juvenile delinquency; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a contract with Julie's Family Learning program in the South Boston section of the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $140,000 shall be expended for the Comprehensive School Age Parenting Program, Inc. for expansion of a year-round school-based program in Boston high schools and middle schools for pregnant teens, young mothers and fathers and other youth at high-risk for school dropout; provided further, that not less than $130,000 shall be expended for the Children's Cove Cape and Islands Child Advocacy Center; provided further, that not less than $104,123 shall be provided for the school-age parenting project at Framingham High School; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the operation of the Healthy Families program; provided further, that not less than $99,000 shall be expended on a juvenile firesetters program; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the purpose of providing case management services for the Amity Transitional Housing program in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended by the Framingham office of the Department of Social Services for the Metrowest Campership program operated by the Ashland youth advisory board in partnership with said department; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for a contract with Big Brothers and Sisters of Cape Cod and the Islands; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Association of Portuguese Speakers in Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Haitian Coalition of Somerville; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for the Concilio Hispano in Somerville; and provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for a contract with child and family services of Cape Cod for the court diversion program; ...................................................................................................... $261,626,384

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
4800-0041
For group care services; provided, that funds may be expended from this item to provide intensive community based services to children who would otherwise be placed in residential settings; provided further, that the department shall form area review teams that shall evaluate the feasibility of maintaining the child in the community in this manner wherever possible before recommending placement in a residential setting; provided further, that the department shall provide quarterly reports detailing the number of children diverted from residential settings, the programs in which they were placed, the associated cost savings from the diversion and any other measurements that would help assess the success of these programs in promoting the health and well-being of children; and provided further, that the department shall maintain a managed care network for the Commonworks program ............................ $217,070,016

4800-0091
The department of social services may expend revenue from federal reimbursements received under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act during fiscal year 2005 for the purposes of developing a training institute for professional development of social workers at the department of social services, with the University of Massachusetts Medical School and Salem State College; provided, that for the purposes off accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that notwithstanding section 1 or any other general or special law to the contrary, federal reimbursements received in excess of $3,000,000 shall be credited to the General Fund; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for any information technology purchases, lease-purchases or the Family-Net System in fiscal year 2005 ............................ $3,000,000

4800-0151
For a program to provide alternative overnight nonsecure placements for status offenders and nonviolent delinquent youths up to the age of 17 in order to prevent the inappropriate use of juvenile cells in police stations for such offenders, in compliance with the federal Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974; provided, that the programs which provide such alternative nonsecure placements shall collaborate with the appropriate county sheriff's office to provide referrals of those offenders and delinquent youths to any programs within the sheriff's office designed to positively influence youths or reduce, if not altogether eliminate, juvenile crime .......................................................... $307,127

4800-1100
For the AA subsidiary costs of the department's social workers; provided, that funds shall be directed toward mitigating social worker caseloads in those area offices furthest above the statewide weighted caseload standard and toward achieving a social worker caseload ratio of 18 to 1 statewide; provided further, that the department shall report monthly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the current social worker caseloads by type of case and level of social worker assigned to cases, the caseload ratio of each social worker with a caseload ratio in excess of 18 to 1, the office in which each of the social workers works and the total number of social workers in excess of the 18 to 1 ratio by region; provided further, that only employees of bargaining unit 8 as identified in the Massachusetts personnel administrative reporting and information system shall be paid from this item; and provided further, that any other payroll or administrative expenses associated with the management or support of such employees shall be paid from item 4800-0015 ............................$133,388,750

4800-1400
For shelters and support services for people at risk of domestic violence; provided, that the department shall pursue the establishment of public-private partnership agreements established for family stabilization services funded from sources other than the commonwealth; provided further, that services shall include supervised visitation programs, certified batterer intervention programs for indigent batterers and their families, and scattered site transitional housing programs, including programs to assist victims of domestic violence in finding and maintaining permanent housing; provided further, that participants in battered women's programs shall be provided with information regarding local transitional housing resources; provided further, that funding shall be made available to enhance counseling services for children who have witnessed domestic violence; provided further, that funding shall be made available for emergency shelters for substance abusing battered women; provided further, that funding shall be made available for a statewide domestic violence hotline; provided further, that procurement of services for immigrant and refugee victims shall be coordinated with the department of public health; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the women's shelter operated by SMOC of Massachusetts at the People in Peril shelter in the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the New England Learning Center for Women in Transition Survivor's Project in Berkshire, Hampden, Franklin and Hampshire counties; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the Planned Learning Achievement for Youth program in Amherst in collaboration with the department of education through an interagency service agreement; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a domestic violence prevention program called Teens-At-Risk, operated by Portal of Hope for the communities of Everett, Lynn, Malden and Medford; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be made available for domestic violence education and awareness in faith-based and community-based organizations; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the On the Rise shelter for homeless women in the city of Cambridge; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Words not Weapons mentoring project in Saugus; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Melrose Alliance Against Violence; provided further, that domestic violence prevention specialists shall be funded from this item; and provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the domestic abuse response team which serves Ipswich District Court. ........................................................................................................................... $19,669,292

OFFICE OF HEALTH SERVICES.

Department of Mental Health.

5011-0100
For the operation of the department; provided, that the department shall not refer or discharge a child or adolescent to the custody or care of the department of social services until the department of mental health forwards its assessment and recommendation as to whether the child or adolescent is appropriate for foster care or, if due to severe emotional disturbance, is more appropriate for group care ......................................................................... $35,376,100

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
5042-5000
For child and adolescent services, including the costs of psychiatric and related services provided to children and adolescents, determined to be medically ready for discharge from acute hospital units or mental health facilities and who are experiencing unnecessary delays in being discharged due to the lack of more appropriate settings; provided, that for the purpose of funding those services, the commissioner of mental health may allocate funds from the amount appropriated herein to other departments within the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 15, 2005 on the results of the collaboration between the department and the other departments within the executive office of health and human services; provided further, that the report shall detail the current status of the implementation of clinically appropriate service models for that population of children and adolescents, remaining disparities in the service system which require children and adolescents to be served in unnecessarily restrictive or otherwise clinically inappropriate settings and changes during fiscal years 2003 and 2004 in the clinical acuity of children and adolescents; provided further, that not less than $2,500,000 shall be expended for the Child Psychiatric Access project; and provided further, that not less than $1,800,000 shall be expended from this item in fiscal year 2005 to ensure that a licensed practitioner or a licensed nurse administers medication to children and adolescents whose mental health services are delivered by public or private providers of such services ............................$68,573,272

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
5046-0000
For adult mental health and support services; provided, that the department shall allocate funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 from item 5095-0015, to this item, as necessary, pursuant to allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to any such transfer, for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving care at department facilities; provided further, that funds spend from this item for the purposes of research in fiscal year 2005 shall not be less than the amount spent in fiscal year 2004 for such purposes; and provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the distribution of funds per adult and child planning population and the types of services received in each region for fiscal year 2005 not later than February 1, 2005 ......................................................................................................................................... $274,355,702

5046-2000
For homelessness services; provided, that not less than $90,000 shall be expended for the provision of health services to the homeless and uninsured by Primary Care and Mental Health, Inc. located in the city of Lynn ...... $22,182,363

5046-4000
The department of mental health may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $125,000 from occupancy fees charged to the tenants in the creative housing option in community environments, the CHOICE program authorized by chapter 167 of the acts of 1987; provided, that all such fees collected shall be expended for the routine maintenance and repair of facilities in the CHOICE program including the costs of personnel ................................. $125,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
5047-0001
For emergency service programs and acute inpatient mental health care services; provided, that the department shall continue an interagency service agreement with the division of medical assistance for the purchase of said services and for such other services as said agreement may provide including, but not limited to, acute inpatient care and diversionary services; provided further, that the most recent savings projection from the implementation of said agreement may be expended for community services in the MM subsidiary of this item; provided further, that said emergency service programs shall take all reasonable steps to identify and invoice the third party insurer of all persons serviced by said programs; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 30, 2005, on the utilization of said emergency programs and acute inpatient beds by clients of the department during each month of fiscal year 2004; provided further, that said report shall detail the number of clients of the department determined to be eligible for the medicaid program during fiscal year 2004; and provided further, that said report shall detail expenditures made by the division of medical assistance on behalf of clients of the department and those uninsured persons not deemed to be clients of said department from the amounts appropriated in item 5047-0001 of section 2 of chapter 26 of the acts of 2003 during fiscal year 2004 for said acute inpatient care and emergency services .......................................... $31,485,703

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
5047-0002
Notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may expend revenues on continuing care services in the community in an amount not to exceed $4,500,000 from increased federal reimbursements collected for services rendered in emergency programs and acute inpatient and diversionary settings; provided, that not less than an additional $2,500,000 from the reimbursements shall be deposited in the General Fund by the close of fiscal year 2005; provided further, that upon such deposit, the secretary of administration and finance shall certify in writing to the house and senate committees on ways and means that the amount has been deposited in the General Fund; provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that the department shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 3, 2005 detailing the use of any funds encumbered or expended from this item including, but not limited to, the number of clients served, the types of services purchased by region and the annualized impact of the expenditures in the subsequent fiscal year ............................ $4,500,000

5055-0000
For forensic services provided by the department ....................................................................... $6,028,399

5095-0015
For the operation of adult inpatient facilities, including the community mental heath centers; provided, that in order to comply with the Olmstead decision and to enhance care within available resources to clients served by the department, the department shall take steps to consolidate or close psychiatric hospitals managed by the department and shall endeavor within available resources to discharge clients residing in the inpatient facilities to residential services in the community when the following criteria are met: 1) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; 2) community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and 3) the cost to the commonwealth of serving the client in the community is less than or equal to the cost of serving the client in inpatient care; provided further, that any client transferred to another inpatient facility as the result of a facility closure shall receive a level of care that is equal to or better than the care that had been received at the closed facility; provided further, that no action to reduce the client population of the Worcester or Westboro facilities for the sole purpose of closing the hospital shall be undertaken, and no steps shall be taken to close the institution through attrition, layoffs or any other means until a study of the hospital building plan is completed and the General Court shall have approved the closure of Worcester State Hospital and Westboro State Hospital; provided further, that no closure shall be approved by the General Court without the notification and consultation of the Westboro municipal officials; and provided further, that the department may allocate funds in an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 from this item to item 5046-0000, as necessary, pursuant to allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to any such transfer, for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving inpatient care at the centers and facilities ............... $151,932,242

OFFICE OF DISABILITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICES.

Department of Mental Retardation

5911-1000
For the administration of the department of mental retardation; provided, that the department shall not charge user fees for transportation or community day services; provided further, that the department shall not charge fees for eligibility determination for services provided by the department or for applications of requests for transfer of guardianship; and provided further, that $99,000 shall be expended for the hiring of a consultant by the majority vote of the Fernald Re-Use Committee established in section 678 of chapter 26 of the acts of 2003 for the purposes of asset assessment and re-use development proposal ............................................................................................................... $13,102,349

5911-2000
For transportation costs associated with the adult services program; provided, that the department shall provide transportation on the basis of priority of need as determined by the department; provided further that not less than $109,522 shall be expended from this item for the Life Focus Center in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston ............................$13,782,367

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
5920-1000
For the operation of regional and area offices of the department; provided, that the department shall submit a semi-annual report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the total number of service coordinators within the department, the number of consumers served by said coordinators, and the amount of time spent per month per consumer .................................................................................................................................................. $52,316,518

5920-2000
For vendor-operated community-based residential adult services, including intensive individual supports; provided, that $9,520,000 shall be expended in annualized funding for turning 22 clients who began receiving the services in fiscal year 2004 pursuant to item 5920-5000 of section 2 of chapter 26 of the acts of 2003; provided further, that $8,250,000 shall be expended for the fiscal year 2004 annualized cost of the settlement agreement Rolland vs. Cellucci, so-called, and $5,000,000 shall be expended for the fiscal year 2005 cost of the settlement; provided further, that the commissioner of the department of mental retardation shall transfer funds from this item to item 5920-2010, as necessary, pursuant to an allocation plan, which shall detail by subsidiary the distribution of said funds to be transferred and which said commissioner shall file with the house and senate committees on ways and means 15 days prior to any such transfer; provided further, that not less than $275,000 of additional funding be provided to Advocates, Inc. for residential services provided under contract #26604660343; provided further, that not more than $5,000,000 shall be transferred from this item in fiscal year 2005; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Advocacy Resource Center in New Bedford to provide critical family support services in the area of community-based resident education for special needs children; provided further, that an additional $304,000 shall be expended on a contract with Work, Inc. for enhance or expanded services to clients; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for Best Buddies Massachusetts ; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be allocated for Special Olympics for the purpose unified sports ............................$476,614,523

5920-2010
For state-operated community-based residential services for adults, including community-based health services for adults; provided, that the department shall maximize federal reimbursement, whenever possible under federal regulation, for the direct and indirect costs of services provided by the employees funded in this item ...................... $113,269,640

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
5920-2020
For compliance with the terms of the Settlement Agreement, dated December 19, 2000, and entered into by the parties of Boulet v. Cellucci, Civil Action No. 99-CV-10617-DPW, filed in the United States District Court of Massachusetts in order to provide services to the clients of the department on the waiting list on July 14, 2000; provided, that notwithstanding paragraph 41 of the Settlement Agreement for Boulet, et al v. Cellucci, et al, civil action No. 99-CV-10617-DPW, United States District Court of Massachusetts, no amount appropriated in this item shall fund attorneys' fees for the above-referenced action; provided further, that the department shall issue a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the use of funds for services to Boulet class members no later than February 1, 2005; provided further, that the department shall submit copies of Exhibit F of the quarterly reports required by Section G of the Settlement Agreement to the house and senate committees on ways and means; and provided further, that any names and other identifying personal information contained in the quarterly reports shall be redacted from the reports prior to their submission to the committees on ways and means in order to preserve the confidentiality of the information .............................. $70,000,000

5920-2025
For community-based day and work programs for adults and for $2,720,000 in annualized funding for Turning 22 clients who began receiving services in fiscal year 2004 pursuant to item 5920-5000 of section 2 of chapter 26 of the acts of 2003; provided further, that not less than $302,000 shall be expended for the life focus center in the Charlestown section of the city of Boston, including an alternative work program ....................................................................... $109,171,278

5920-3000
For respite services and intensive family supports and for $1,360,000 in annualized funding for Turning 22 clients who began receiving services in fiscal year 2004 pursuant to item 5920-5000 of section 2 of chapter 26 of the acts of 2003; provided, that the department shall pursue the highest rates of federal reimbursement possible for such services; and provided further, that not more than $50,000 be expended for the Friendship Home Project in Norwell ................ $48,800,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
5920-5000
For services for clients of the department who turn 22 years of age during state fiscal year 2005; provided, that the amount appropriated herein shall not annualize to more than $13,600,000 in fiscal year 2006; provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than January 1, 2005, on the use of any funds encumbered or expended from this item including, but not limited to, the number of clients served in each region and the types of services purchased in each region; provided further, that nothing herein shall give rise to enforceable legal rights in any party or an enforceable entitlement to the services funded herein; and provided further, that nothing stated herein shall be construed as giving rise to such enforceable legal rights or such enforceable entitlement ............... $6,467,670

5930-1000
For the operation of facilities for the mentally retarded, including the maintenance and operation of the Glavin Regional Center; provided, that in order to comply with the provisions of the Olmstead decision and to enhance care within available resources to clients served by the department, the department shall take steps to consolidate or close intermittent care facilities for the mentally retarded, hereinafter "ICF/MRs", managed by the department and shall endeavor, within available resources, to discharge clients residing in the ICF/MRs to residential services in the community if the following criteria are met: 1) the client is deemed clinically suited for a more integrated setting; 2) community residential service capacity and resources available are sufficient to provide each client with an equal or improved level of service; and 3) the cost to the commonwealth of serving the client in the community is less than or equal to the cost of serving the client in ICF/MRs; provided further, that any client transferred to another ICF/MR as the result of a facility closure shall receive a level of care that is equal to or better than the care that had been received at the closed ICF/MR; provided further, that the department shall report to the joint committee on human services and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the progress of this initiative, including both past actions and proposed future actions; provided further, that the report shall include progress on the plan for the closure of the Fernald Developmental Center; provided further, that the report shall include: the number of clients transferred from facility care into the community, the community supports provided to clients discharged from facility care into the community and the current facility bed capacity relative to the number of clients in ICF/MRs managed by the department; provided further, the report shall also include steps being taken to help minimize increases in travel distances for family members visiting clients at ICF/MRs resulting from the transfer of clients from one ICF/MR to another; provided further, that the department shall submit the report no later than February 15, 2005; provided further, that the Fernald Development Center shall not be closed prior to October 2005 to ensure adequate community, client, and family member input into the closure planning process; provided further, that the department of mental retardation shall submit a plan regarding the closure of the Fernald State School by January 1, 2005 to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that said plan shall detail the transition of clients from said school to appropriate settings; provided further, that the plan shall include consideration for the transition of employees of said school into community setting with their clients in order to ensure continuity of service wherever possible; provided further, that said plan shall be subject to the approval of the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that the department may allocate funds from this item to items 5920-2000, 5920-2010, and 5920-2025, as necessary, pursuant to allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to any such transfer, for residential and day services for clients formerly receiving inpatient care at ICF/MRs; and provided further, that the department shall maximize federal reimbursement, whenever possible under federal regulation, for the direct and indirect costs of services provided by the employees funded in this item .................................................. $160,220,259

5982-1000
The department of mental retardation may expend an amount not to exceed $100,000 accrued through the sale of milk and other farm-related and forestry products at the Templeton Developmental Center for program costs of the center, including supplies, equipment and maintenance of the facility; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefore as reported in the state accounting system ............................$100,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION

Office of the Secretary.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto
6000-0100
For the office of the secretary of transportation; provided, that the office shall collaborate with the department of transitional assistance in its efforts to develop a program of transportation services for current and former recipients of the transitional aid to families with dependent children program pursuant to item 4401-1000; provided further, that the office shall submit to the joint committee on transportation and the house and senate committees on ways and means monthly reports detailing projects funded through the statewide transportation improvement program including, but not limited to, the location of the projects, the cost of the projects, the date of advertisement of the projects, the commencement date of the projects, the projected completion date of the projects and the source of funds for the projects; provided further, that the office shall also provide the committees with quarterly reports detailing construction and reconstruction projects on town and county ways as described in paragraph (a) of clause (2) of the first paragraph of section 34 of chapter 90 of the General Laws for which municipalities are projected to seek, have filed claims or have been paid state reimbursement; provided further, that a city or town shall comply with the procedures established by the secretary to obtain the necessary information to produce the reports; provided further, that the reports shall include, but not be limited to, the cost of the projects by city or town, the source of funding of the projects by city or town and the commencement and completion dates of the projects by city or town; provided further, that the secretary of the executive office of transportation, in collaboration with the commissioner of highways, shall file a report each year with the joint committee on transportation and the house and senate committees on ways and means by June 30, 2005 and the last day of each subsequent fiscal year; provided further, that the report shall include spending in the commonwealth through the statewide road and bridge program, the Chapter 90 program, the Small Town Road Assistance Program and all other programs expending funds for road and bridge projects within the commonwealth; provided further, that the report shall detail the location of the project by city or town, a brief project description, the project cost, the expected completion date, the source of funding and any other information deemed necessary; provided further, that the office shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means quarterly reports detailing all personnel-related expenditures made from capital funds; provided further, that the reports shall delineate for the executive office and for each agency, board, authority or commission under its control, the amounts paid in the prior quarter as compensation for each type of position assigned to capital projects that were charged to each such funding source; provided further, that the reports shall also delineate by funding source any other amounts paid for personnel-related costs that were charged to those funds, including payroll allocations for budgetary employees, fringe recovery and other chargebacks; provided further, that the reports shall identify the number of full time equivalent personnel classified in each position type; provided further, that the reports shall list all employees who are paid from this item and items 6010-0001, 6010-0002 and 6006-0003 who also receive payments from any capital funds; provided further, that the reports shall include for each of those employees how much money the employees receive from the items and how much money each employee receives from any capital funds; provided further, that the reports shall delineate the information for full-time employees, part-time employees and contracted personnel; provided further, that agencies within the executive office may, with the prior approval of the secretary, streamline and improve administrative operations pursuant to interdepart mental service agreements; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the secretary and the department of highways shall proceed on the Route I-95/I-93 (Route 128) Transportation Improvement Project including the Route I-95/I-93 interchange located in the towns of Canton, Dedham and Westwood by using the design/build method of public construction procurement and delivery; provided further, however, that the general contractor and designer selected to perform the project shall be selected through a competitive process; and provided further, that the general contractor and the designer shall be pre-qualified by the department of highways to perform the work required ............................$199,638

Highway Fund ............................................................................................................. 100.0%

6000-0110
For the purpose of property management and maintenance of railroad properties owned by the executive office of transportation on behalf of the commonwealth, including the cost of personnel; provided, that the office may expend an amount not to exceed $27,344 from the rents and fees received pursuant to section 4 of chapter 161C of the General Laws .................................................................................................................................................. $27,344

The Governor reduced the following item by $1,000,000
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:
6005-0015
For certain assistance to the regional transit authorities, including operating grants and reimbursements to increase the accessibility of transit provided to the elderly and disabled under the mobility assistance program, the regional transit authority program, and the inter-city bus capital assistance program; provided, that the commonwealth, acting by and through the executive office for administration and finance, for the period beginning July 1, 2004 and ending June 30, 2005, may enter into contracts with the authorities; provided further, that notwithstanding section 152A of chapter 161, and section 23 of chapter 161B of the General Laws, the amount shall be at least 50 per cent and up to 75 per cent of the net cost of service of each authority incurred in fiscal year 2004 shall be paid by the commonwealth, and shall not be assessed upon the cities and towns constituting the authorities; provided further, that the share assessed upon the cities and towns shall be at least 25 per cent of the net cost of service; provided further, that in the event that 25 per cent of the net cost of service of each authority exceeds 102.5 per cent of the previous year's local assessment, excluding payments made by cities and towns for the costs of new service, for which the cities and towns have not previously been assessed, as allowed by chapter 580 of the acts of 1980, the regional transit authority shall reduce its operating expenses or increase its revenues to meet the difference; provided further, that operating expenditures of each of the regional transit authorities for fiscal year 2005 shall not exceed 102.5 per cent of its operating expenditures for fiscal year 2004; provided further, that for the purposes of this item, operating expenditures shall not include federal, private or additional municipal non-state revenue sources or any expenses arising from the provision of services required by the Americans with Disabilities Act, or new services implemented after July 1, 1999 in an amount not to exceed a total of $3,613,905 for the 15 regional transit authorities; provided further, that the new services must have first received approval of the appropriate regional transit authority advisory board; provided further, that not less than 25 per cent of the net cost of service of the new services shall be assessed to the cities and towns of the appropriate transit authority, as detailed previously in this item; provided further, that each regional transit authority which provides the new services must file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on transportation, detailing the total costs and revenues associated with the new service; provided further, that the cost of the new services shall not annualize to more than $3,613,905; provided further, that not later than January 1, 2005, each of the 15 regional transit authorities shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a report detailing any and all revenues collected as a result of services provided pursuant to item 4401-1000; provided further, that the executive office of transportation shall work cooperatively with the authorities and other public and private funding sources to maximize new revenues sources to expand transit services; provided further, that the authorities and the executive office of transportation shall develop processes and procedures for contracts for services with other state agencies; provided further, that the executive office of transportation and the authorities shall develop a 5-year transit plan for operational and capital objectives that the parties may measure against and plan toward and shall file the plan with the house and senate committees on way and means no later than April 1, 2005; provided further, that the executive office of transportation and the authorities shall work cooperatively to implement multi-year contracting for regional transit authority capital projects, particularly for construction projects and other multi-year commitments of the authorities; provided further, that the regional transit authorities shall implement structural, managerial and administrative reforms in order to achieve cost savings in services provided by the authorities; provided further, that the reforms shall include, but not be limited to, improved financing procedures for capital needs, approved plans for short- and long-term service, a coordinated program of mass transportation for the regional transit authorities that provides standards of service for the authorities for types of service, passenger miles, hours of service, cost of service by route and mile and passenger, non-transportation revenue and system revenue generating options included, but not limited to, fare revenue and advertising revenue, assessments on member cities and towns, net operating investment per passenger-mile ratio and service quality standards; provided further, that the program shall involve an approach to service coordinated with the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority and other transit providers in order to achieve maximum efficiency of regional transit authority service routes; provided further, that all regional transit authorities shall achieve the fare and/or revenue recovery ratio of 40 per cent within 36 months from the effective date of this act; and provided further, that the Massachusetts Association of Regional Transit Authorities shall, on or before November 15, 2004, report to the joint committee on transportation and the house and senate committees on ways and means on the operations of the authorities in the first half of fiscal year 2005, and focus the report on the reforms and improvements ............................................................................................................................ $48,782,640

General Fund ................................................................................................................. 80.0%
Highway Fund ............................................................................................................... 20.0%

Massachusetts Aeronautics Commission.

6006-0003
For the administration of the commission, including the expenses of the commissioners ................ $533,256

Department of Highways.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto

6010-0001
For personnel costs of the department of highways, for certain administrative and engineering expenses and equipment of the highways commission, the office of the commissioner of highways, the division of administrative services, highway engineering, highway maintenance, highway construction, the outdoor advertising board, district and other highway activity offices, materials, supplies, fleet maintenance and equipment, general maintenance and equipment and the maintenance and operation of state highways and bridges, and for the costs associated with the global positioning system program; provided, that no expenditures shall be made from the AA subsidiary; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may expend from capital authorizations amounts necessary to cover operational costs of the department in excess of amounts appropriated in this item to ensure that adequate staffing levels are maintained to support the services and programs offered by the department; provided further, that the department shall develop a plan that, by June 30, 2007, shall phase into the budgetary appropriation all personnel costs transferred to capital authorizations since June 30, 2002; provided further, that such plan be reported to the house and senate committees on ways and means by December 31, 2004; provided further, that the department shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing all amounts expended on bond-funded capital projects under the jurisdiction of the department, and for all administrative and personnel expenses of the department charged to such bonds; provided further, that such reports shall be filed not later than 30 days after the end of each quarter; provided further, that notwithstanding any administrative bulletin or general or special law to the contrary, the department shall not pay any fees charged for the leasing or maintenance of vehicles to the division of operational services; provided further, that the department shall not be subject to section 36A of chapter 30 of the General Laws and section 22 of chapter 7 of the General Laws, but shall submit to the secretary of transportation for approval requests to repair vehicles costing in excess of the limit set forth in said section 22 of said chapter 7; provided further, that the costs of routine highway maintenance provided by private and union workers in contract areas, 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 5A, 5B, and 5C and for costs associated with police services and overtime within the areas shall be paid from this item; provided further, that $90,000 shall be made available for all contractual contingency costs associated with highway maintenance in said areas; provided further, that the department shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing for each contract area expenditures for the costs of contractual contingency fees, personnel, police services, overtime, materials, and vehicle repair; provided further, that the department shall expend $100,000 on a traffic signal in Worcester on Route 12; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the cost of the installation of sidewalks in Worcester on Massasoit Road from Benson Street to the Our Lady of Loreto Church Property; provided further, that $50,000 be expended for the installation of a sidewalk behind the Roosevelt Elementary School in Worcester; provided further, that said department shall fully perform storm water management construction for the protection of Webster Lake; provided further, funds shall be expended to study the flow of traffic along Commonwealth Avenue in Allston-Brighton to determine the impact of regional traffic accessing downtown Boston; provided further, that funds shall be expended to mill and pave Route 20A in the city of Springfield and that said milling and paving shall be completed by June 30, 2005; provided further, that the Secretary is hereby authorized and directed to expend an amount necessary to complete the final phase, within the fiscal year, of the reconstruction and enhancement of that portion of the state road known as "Somerville Avenue" in Somerville; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the design and construction of traffic lights at the intersection of South Street and Salem Street in the Town of Tewksbury and said project shall be completed by June 30, 2005; provided further, that said department shall work in conjunction with the Division of Capital Asset Management to study the closure of the rest stop area on Route 2 west in the town of Harvard and shall submit the findings of said study to the joint committee on transportation by December 15, 2004; provided further, that funds shall be expended for Berkshire Hills Regional School District for the construction of a traffic signal and necessary road improvements at the intersection of Monument Valley Road and Route 7 in the Town of Great Barrington; provided further, that funds shall be expended for traffic signalization on Route 12 in the city of Worcester; provided further, that funds shall be expended to fund the construction of improvements to route 126 in the town of Medway; provided further, that said department shall conduct a noise reduction study along Route 3 South in Kingston no later than December 31, 2004 and shall submit its finding to the joint committee on transportation and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than June 30, 2005; provided, further, that the department shall maintain the motorist emergency call system installed on interstate highway route 91, interstate highway route 93, interstate highway route 195, and interstate highway route 495, in an operational condition for use in emergencies by the public; provided further that said department is directed to close route 60 between state highway route 2 in the town of Arlington and Winthrop Circle, in the city of Medford to commercial traffic between the hours of 12 P.M. and 6 A.M effective September 1, 2004, unless the said department declares it a public necessity that said roadway should be open to commercial traffic; provided that funds shall be expended to conduct a noise study along Route 290 in the town of Northborough; provided further, that said department shall expend funds for the purpose of repair and maintenance of the Mount Vernon Street Bridge on Washington Street in the town of Winchester; provided further, that said department shall construct sound barriers in the towns of Billerica and Lexington as follows:
in the town of Billerica on the northerly side of Route 3 from a point 500 yards south of the Eliot Street bridge and extending 700 yards north of the Eliot Street bridge on the northerly side of Route 3; provided, further, that said barriers in the town of Lexington shall be constructed from the off-ramp from Route 3 accessing Route 128 south and extending to the Grove Street Bridge; provided further, that the department shall include the proposed intersection improvements of the Route 1A/Main Street- Winter Street-Jean Road intersection in the town of Walpole on the Transportation Improvement Program project list covering fiscal years 2003-2007 and shall commence said improvements during fiscal year 2005; provided, further, that funds shall be expended for the construction of sound barriers in the town of Chelmsford as follows:designated Area Number 21, Waterford Place in Chelmsford, designated Area 1, Ledgewood/Lido Land in Bedford, as defined by HMMH Report Number 298280 as prepared for said document; and provided further, that the Massachusetts Highway Department allow the town of Arlington access to the land between route 2 and Spy Pond for the purposes of establishing a pumping station at Spy Pond .......................... $14,857,993

Highway Fund ............................................................................................................. 100.0%

6010-0002
For AA subsidiary payroll costs of item 6010-0001; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall be the only source of funding for all overtime expenses associated with the department's snow and ice control efforts ............................ $14,253,357

Highway Fund ............................................................................................................. 100.0%

Board of Library Commissioners.

7000-6503
For a handicap accessibility project in Holbrook to enhance educational opportunities for disabled citizens ............................$150,000

7000-9101
For the operation of the board of library commissioners ............................................................. $891,182

7000-9401
For state aid to regional public libraries; provided, that the board of library commissioners may provide quarterly advances of funds for purposes authorized by clauses (1) and (2) of section 19C of chapter 78 of the General Laws, as it deems proper, to regional public library systems throughout each fiscal year, in compliance with the office of the comptroller's regulations on state grants, 815 CMR 2.00; provided further, that notwithstanding said section 19C of said chapter 78 or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Boston Public Library shall, as the library of last recourse for reference and research services for the commonwealth, be paid from this item an amount equal to $1.06 per resident in the commonwealth; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, in calculating the fiscal year 2005 distribution of funds appropriated herein, the board of library commissioners shall employ population figures used to calculate the fiscal year 2004 distribution ................................................................................ $14,980,361

7000-9402
For the talking book library at the Worcester public library ......................................................... $318,777

7000-9406
For the Braille and talking book library at Watertown, including the operation of the machine lending agency; provided, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the National Federation of the Blind Newsline Program............................$1,678,550

7000-9501
For state aid to public libraries; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no city or town shall receive any money under this item in any year when the appropriation of the city or town for free public library services is below an amount equal to 102.5 per cent of the average of the appropriations for free public library service for the three years immediately preceding; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of library commissioners may grant no more than 55 additional waivers in excess of the waiver limit set forth in the second paragraph of section 19A of chapter 78 of the General Laws in fiscal year 2005 for a period of not more than one year; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, of the amount by which this item exceeds the amount appropriated in chapter 194 of the acts of 1998, funds shall be distributed under the guidelines of the municipal equalization grant program and under the guidelines for the library incentive grant program; and provided further, that any payment made under this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of the city or town and held as a separate account and shall be expended by the public library of such city or town without appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary ........................................................................................................................... $8,539,844

7000-9506
For the technology and automated resource sharing networks ..................................................... $541,811

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT.

Office of the Secretary.

7002-0010
For the office of the secretary of the executive office of economic development; provided, that agencies within the executive office may, with the prior approval of the secretary, streamline and improve administrative operations pursuant to interdepartmental service agreements ......................................................................................... $252,676

Department of Labor.

7002-0200
For the operation of the division of occupational safety; provided, that the division may employ staff not subject to chapter 31 of the general laws for a program to evaluate asbestos levels in public schools and other public buildings; and provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item for the GG subsidiary costs of the board of conciliation and arbitration, the division of apprentice training, the labor relations commission and the division of occupational safety ............................$2,368,177

7002-0201
The division of occupational safety may expend an amount not to exceed $152,850 received from fees authorized pursuant section 3A of chapter 23 of the General Laws .......................................................................... $152,850

7002-0500
For the operation and administrative expenses of the division of industrial accidents; provided, that not less than $800,000 shall be expended for occupational safety training grants; provided further, that said division shall submit a report not later than February 1, 2005 to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the scope, objective and results of grant recipients' safety training program; provided further, that the General Fund shall be reimbursed the amount appropriated in this item and for associated indirect and direct fringe benefit costs from assessments levied pursuant to section 65 of chapter 152 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division shall assign a judge to hear cases in the county of Berkshire not less than once a month; and provided further, that the treasurer may release to the division, subject to adequate and appropriate documentation of the need, to the workers' compensation advisory council and the affirmative vote of at least 7 members of the workers' compensation advisory council, sufficient funds from the special reserve account established in clause (c) of subsection (4) of said section 65 of said chapter 152 to pay for expenses to continue expansion of the conversion of the agency's computer system from unify to oracle ....................................... $19,335,439

7002-0600
For the operation of the labor relations commission .................................................................... $832,700

7002-0700
For the operation of the joint labor management committee for municipal police and fire .............. $443,344

7002-0800
For the operation of the board of conciliation and arbitration ...................................................... $514,978

Department of Workforce Development.

7002-0100
For the administration of the department of workforce development, including the divisions under the control of the department; provided, that on January 4, 2005 the director of the department of workforce development shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means a comprehensive report describing in detail the job training services, including labor exchange, skills training and remedial education services related thereto which have been provided during the course of the fiscal year in the commonwealth, describing the systems for delivery of such services, describing the costs of such services and the sources of revenue for such services .......................................................... $150,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
7002-0101
For the operation of the apprentice training program; provided, that no position in the apprentice training division shall be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the deputy director shall require each apprentice entering into a written agreement to submit an application to the division for an apprentice identification card; provided further, that the application shall be accompanied by a fee of $35 and paid by the apprentice or the program sponsor, together with photographic prints as required by the deputy director; provided further, that the first $125,000 of the fees collected by the division for this identification card program shall be deposited into the General Fund; provided further, that the second $125,000 of said fees shall be deposited into the special trust account created to fund and maintain the identification card program pursuant to chapter 357 of the acts of 2002 and the remainder of all fees collected shall be deposited into the General Fund; provided further that, an apprentice identification card shall contain the photograph of the apprentice, the apprentice registration number or such other number as the deputy director requires, the name and business address of the appropriate apprenticeship committee or single employee sponsor, the steps of progression and related dates applicable to the apprentice, and the projected date on which the apprentice is projected to complete the apprenticeship; provided further, that as a condition of his apprenticeship the apprentice shall keep the apprentice identification card on his person during his hours of employment during the apprenticeship; provided further, that any apprentice performing work on a project or projects subject to this item shall maintain in his possession an apprentice identification card; provided further, that any apprentice who is determined by the deputy director to be un-enrolled in related classroom instruction classes shall be paid at the journey level rate for the duration of the public works project or projects; and provided further, that for every week in which an apprentice is employed by a contractor, subcontractor, or public body subject to this section, a photocopy of said apprentice's apprentice identification card, shall be attached to the records submitted under this item ............................................................................................... $420,000

The Governor disapproved this section:
7003-0604
For the career ladder grant program in long-term care established pursuant to section 410 of chapter 159 of the acts of 2000; provided, that grants shall be available for certified nurses' aides, home health aides, homemakers and other entry level workers in long-term care; provided further, that the grants may include training for English for speakers of other languages and other language and adult basic education programs to improve quality of care and improve direct care worker access to and participation in career ladder training; provided further, that the length of such grants shall not exceed a period of 3 years; provided further, that the Commonwealth Corporation shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means on said grant program including, but not limited to, the number of grants awarded, the amount of each grant, a description of the career ladder programs, changes in care-giving and workplace practices that have occurred and their impact on quality of care and worker retention and the certificates, degrees or professional status attained by each participating employee; provided further, that the administrative and program management costs for the implementation of said grant program shall not exceed 4 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item; and provided further, that each grant may include funding for technical assistance and evaluation ....................... $1,000,000

7003-0701
For grants and technical assistance administered by the department of workforce development, pursuant to section 2RR of chapter 29 of the General Laws and for the cost of collecting the assessment established in section 14L of chapter 151A of the General Laws; provided, that the department of workforce development shall provide a report on the grants and technical assistance programs authorized herein detailing the firms receiving grants, by number of employees, revenues, and industry, to the house and senate ways & means committee by January 15, 2005; provided further, that said report shall include specific measures of how grant recipients were able to increase job growth, retention rates, and productivity as a result of the grants; provided further, that the report shall include measures of whether training participants received promotions and increased incomes as a result of training; provided further, that not more than $3,000,000 shall be expended for direct technical assistance pursuant to clause (2) of subsection (b) of said section 2RR of said chapter 29; provided further, that of said $3,000,000, not less than $75,000 shall be provided to the Workforce Investment Board Association to support the activities of business, labor, education, youth councils, and community members in leading regional workforce development systems; provided further, that of said $3,000,000, each of the 16 workforce investment boards shall receive $75,000 in fiscal year 2005; provided further, that of said $3,000,000, each of said boards shall receive $20,000 for youth councils; and provided further, that the director shall demonstrate that each dollar expended generates not less than $5 in private investment in job training ................................................................................................ $21,000,000

Workforce Training Fund ............................................................................................. 100.0%

The Governor reduced the following item by $2,379,500 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
7003-0702
For grants to be administered by the department of workforce development; provided that not less than $250,000 shall be expended on the Acre Urban Revitalization project in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Allston-Brighton vocational adjustment center for the continued operation of a job training and placement center; provided further, that not less than $8,000 shall be provided for the Bonnie Brae Camp in the city of Gardner; provided further; that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the center for women and enterprise; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Centro Latino de Chelsea to provide workforce training, educational services and other transitional services in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that not less than $400,000 shall be expended on the Commonwealth Corporation; provided further, that not less than $127,000 shall be expended for the employee involvement and ownership program; provided further, that not less than $105,000 shall be made available to the E-Team Machinist Program in the city of Lynn; provided further; that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for a hospital skill training program operated by the Commonwealth Corporation; provided further, that not less than $135,000 shall be expended for incumbent worker coordinators at the Massachusetts AFL-CIO; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended on the Jackson-Appleton-Middlesex plan in the city of Lowell; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the Jewish Memorial Hospital for the purposes of developing and implementing an information technology skill upgrading program for its employees; provided further, that not less than $139,500 shall be expended for Just a Start Corporation to provide training for entry level employment in the biotech and medical fields for 30 unemployed or displaced workers, or persons receiving benefits from transitional aid to families with dependent children; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Career Development Institute; provided further, that not less than $900,000 shall be expended on the Massachusetts Service Alliance; provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be expended for a Farm Workers' Council serving low income people and the Hispanic population in Western Massachusetts; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Empowerment Center in Worcester; provided further, that not less than $50,000 be expended for Our House Family Learning and Workforce Development Center; provided further, that not less than $195,000 shall be expended for 3 full-time equivalent rapid response labor specialists at the Massachusetts AFL-CIO; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended to support the Technology Initiative of the Metro South/West Regional Employment Board for the development of the Technology Centers of Excellence serving the region's youth and business, and said grant shall require a 200 per cent match from the private sector; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended to the Western Massachusetts Enterprise Fund and the Southeastern Economic Development Corporation's microenterprise programs as a supplemental match to conduct an entrepreneurial training and technical assistance program for support of emerging high-growth microenterprises that are owned or employ income-eligible residents; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended for community training in the city of Winthrop; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be provided to the Workforce Investment Association of Ma, Inc. for the purpose of assisting administrators, career center directors, and fiscal agents ............................................................................................... $4,379,500

Workforce Training Fund ............................................................................................. 100.0%

7003-0803
For the one-stop career centers; provided, that not more than $2,750,000 shall be expended for the one-stop career centers, that were in existence on May 1, 1997, located in the Boston, Hampden county and the metro north service delivery areas and any satellite offices thereof which opened on or before December 1, 1997; provided further, that each career center shall inform unemployed or underemployed recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits who seek assistance from the center of the full range of education and training programs that are available to them, the availability of jobs in the professions for which such programs prepare participants, and the average wage rates in such professions within the commonwealth; provided further, that such information shall encompass certified nurses aide training programs, job availability and wage rates; and provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for 1-stop career centers that opened after January 1, 1999 ....................................................................... $3,750,000

Office Of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation.

7006-0000
For the office of the director of consumer affairs and business regulation, including expenses of an administrative services unit .................................................................................................................................................. $1,439,583

Division of Banks.

7006-0010
For the operation of the division of banks; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be assessed upon financial institutions which the division currently regulates pursuant to powers granted to the division by the General Laws, a special law or state regulations; provided further, that this assessment will be in addition to any and all assessments that the division currently assesses upon financial institutions and will be made at a rate sufficient to produce $10,831,630 in additional revenue that shall pay for this item ............................$10,831,630

Division of Insurance.

7006-0020
For the operation of the division of insurance, including the expenses of the board of appeal on motor vehicle policies and bonds, and certain other costs of supervising motor vehicle liability insurance and the expenses of the fraudulent claims board; provided, that the positions of counsel I and counsel II shall not be subject to the provisions of chapter 31 of the General Laws; provided further, that contracts or orders for the purchase of statement blanks for the making of annual reports to the commissioner of insurance shall not be subject to the restrictions prescribed by section 1 of chapter 5 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division shall maintain a phone system in its western Massachusetts office that will immediately transfer calls made to that office to the consumer assistance office in Boston during any business hours when the western Massachusetts office is closed; provided further, that the division shall have an employee or other such person answering all initial incoming telephone calls, excluding all direct in-dial calls, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; provided further, that the division shall designate an employee to handle all incoming calls relative to chapter 218 of the acts of 1995 or regulations promulgated under section 51 of chapter 111 of the General Laws; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be allocated for administrative support personnel for the Automobile Insurers Appraisers Board; provided further, that notwithstanding any general special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item shall be assessed upon the institutions which the division currently regulates except for licensed business entity producers pursuant to powers granted to said division by the General Laws, a special law or state regulations; and provided further, that this assessment will be in addition to any and all assessments that the division currently assesses upon said institutions and will be made at a rate sufficient to produce $9,779,622 in additional revenue that will pay for this item ............................$9,779,622

Division of Professional Licensure.

7006-0040
For the operation and administration of the division of professional licensure; provided, that of the funds appropriated in this item, sufficient monies shall be expended for the reduction of case backlog at the boards of registration; provided further, that the division shall at all times employ not less than 2 hearing officers to facilitate the processing of cases pending before the various boards; provided further, that the position of investigator of radio and television technicians shall not be subject to chapter 31 of the General Laws; provided further, that the division shall maintain and staff an office in the city of Springfield; and provided further, that not less than $1100.00 be expended to increase the number of Land Surveyors from 1 to 3 on the Board of Registration of Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors ....................... $3,026,523

Division of Standards.

7006-0060
For the operation of the division of standards ............................................................................. $650,689

7006-0066
For the support of the division of standard's municipal inspection efforts; provided, that up to 15 per cent of the amount appropriated herein may be expended for administrative costs of the division .............................. $300,000

7006-0067
The division of standards may expend for enforcement of weights and measures laws an amount not to exceed $358,900 from revenues received from item pricing violations collected through municipal inspection efforts, and from weights and measure fees and fines collected from cities and towns ............................................................... $358,900

7006-0068
The division of standards may expend an amount not to exceed $450,000 from revenue received from license fees assessed to owners of motor vehicle repair shops ..................................................................................... $450,000

Department of Telecommunications and Energy.

7006-0070
For the operation and administration of the department of telecommunications and energy including the community antenna television division; provided, that notwithstanding the second sentence of the first paragraph of section 18 of chapter 25 of the General Laws, the assessments levied pursuant to said first paragraph of said section 18 of said chapter 25 for fiscal year 2005 shall be made at a rate sufficient to produce $7,897,089; provided further, that the department shall maintain a toll free consumer access telephone number to facilitate statewide citizen access on customer service issues in the delivery of cable television services ............................................................................................................. $7,897,089

7006-0080
For the operation of the transportation division ........................................................................... $532,951

7006-0090
The department of telecommunications and energy may expend revenues collected up to $75,000 for the operation of the energy facilities siting commission ............................................................................................... $75,000

State Racing Commission.

7006-0110
For the operation of the state racing commission ........................................................................ $2,085,179

Division of Energy Resources.

7006-1000
For the operation of the division of energy resources; provided that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the amount assessed pursuant to provisions included in this act shall be equal to the amount expended from this item .......................................................................................................................................... $400,000

7006-1001
For the residential conservation service program pursuant to chapter 465 of the acts of 1980, and the commercial and apartment conservation service program pursuant to section 11A of chapter 25A of the General Laws

$197,715

Department of Business and Technology.

7007-0100
For the office of the director of the department of business and technology ................................. $359,981

7007-0300
For the operation of the Massachusetts office of business development and for marketing and promoting the commonwealth in order to attract and retain targeted businesses and industries; provided, that the office shall maintain business development assistance services at an office to be located at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth for the purposes of responding to inquiries and providing assistance to businesses seeking to expand or relocate to southeastern Massachusetts ............................$1,338,574

The Governor disapproved this section:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:

7007-0500
For the operation and maintenance of the Massachusetts Biotechnology Research Institute for the purpose of promoting the commercialization of new, academic-based research and development, and raising the scientific awareness of the communities of the commonwealth ............................................................................................. $500,000

7007-0507
For the operation and maintenance of the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership for the purpose of maintaining and promoting manufacturing as an integral part of the Massachusetts economy .......................... $850,000

The Governor reduced the following item by $350,000 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
7007-0515
For economic development grants to be administered by the department of business and technology; provided, that not less than $150,000 be expended on the Cape Cod Regional Incubator Project to be operated by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended on the operation of the Massachusetts Fisheries Recovery Commission; and provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for a grant to the South Shore Tri-Town Development Corporation established in chapter 301 of the acts of 1998 ................... $550,000

7007-0800
For a grant for the state match for a small business development center; provided, that no funds shall be expended from this item until such time as the United States small business administration has made a payment or has executed a contract to pay the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for the operation of the center; provided further, that the funds expended from this item shall not exceed 25 per cent of the gross operating cost of said center; provided further, that not more than $300,000 of the amount appropriated herein shall be expended for the purpose of operating federal procurement technical assistance services within said center; provided further, that the services, shall include, but not be limited to, assisting businesses in securing federal contracts, obtaining contract financing, generating responses to requests-for-proposals, interpreting bid documents, providing educational workshops and seminars, and the electronic identification and tracking of federal bid opportunities; provided further, that the expenditure of said $300,000 shall be subject to the receipt of matching funds from federal or private sources including the department of defense; and provided further, that quarterly expenditure reports shall be filed with the house and senate committees on ways and means .......................... $1,113,415

The Governor reduced the following item by $6,884,531 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
7007-0900
For the operation and administration of the office of travel and tourism and for grants to public and private nonprofit local and regional organizations to be awarded by the Massachusetts office of travel and tourism for tourism promotion; provided, that performance-based standards shall be incorporated in all contracts executed by said office for the procurement of tourism marketing and advertising services; provided, that the organizations shall be required, as a condition of receiving a grant, to submit a total operating budget which identifies each source and use of operating and capital funds; provided further, that said grants shall not replace or supplant funding otherwise available to said centers from local chambers of commerce, regional tourist councils, and other public or private funding sources; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 of the amount appropriated herein shall be expended to implement the strategic plan developed by the business entity that is awarded the contract pursuant to section 60 of chapter 141 of the acts of 2003 to recover the Commonwealth's lost international tourism market share; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for an economic development project operated by the Arlington Neighborhood Association in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Bay State Games; provided further, that not less than $185,000 shall be expended for the Belchertown Economic Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Berkshire Museum subject to a 100 per cent funding match; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less that $100,000 shall be expended for an economic development project in the town of Braintree; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a Business Location Information Project operated by the Greater Haverhill Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for an economic development project on Buzzards Bay Main Street; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Cape Cod Economic Development Council; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a matching grant to the proposed Cape Cod Maritime Museum in Hyannis; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Caribbean Carnival Association; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a technology training program operated by the Cape Cod Technology Council; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a the Central Quabbin Tourism Association; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for an economic development project at Chestnut Hill Reservoir in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $94,531 shall be expended for City Stage; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the Colonial Theater, subject to a 100 per cent funding match; ;provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for an economic development project at the historic Corkin building in the town of Randolph; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Cultural Center of Cape Cod; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for an education and science grant for the city of Worcester; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be provided for an economic development project at the Elco Dress Factory in New Bedford; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Freedom Trail Foundation; provided further, that not less than $300,000 shall be expended for a grant for the From the Top Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a tourism promotion project at the Grandview Farm in Burlington; provided further, that not less than $125,000 shall be expended for a historic development project at the Worcester Center for the Performing Arts; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be made available through a grant application process established by the office of travel and tourism to offset deficits that may occur during fiscal year 2005 for the highway information centers operating year-round on state highways and federally-assisted highways, and the visitor information centers on Boston Common and the Prudential Center, both in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the I-495 Technology Corridor Initiative; provided further, that not less than $165,000 shall be expended for the International Trade Assistance Center in Fall River; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Johnny Appleseed Visitor's Center; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Mahaiwe Theater subject to a 100 per cent funding match; provided further, that not less than $5,000 shall be expended for the Massachusetts Film Bureau and said agency shall be the primary service provider for film production and development in the commonwealth; provided further, that $250,000 shall be expended for a grant to the Massachusetts Sports and Entertainment Partnership; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Memorial Auditorium in the city of Lynn; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Merrimack Valley Economic Development Council; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a grant of not less than $250,000 shall be transferred from this item to the Massachusetts office of business development for regional tourism and economic development in Southeastern Massachusetts including the Southcoast Development Project; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for the Mohawk Theater, subject to a 100 per cent funding match; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the New Bedford Art Museum; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for the New England Puerto Rican association; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for an economic development project in North Attleboro; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the North End Visitor Center in the city of Boston; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Old Provincial State House; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended as a grant for the Pioneer Valley Planning Commission for the purposes of a study of tourism promotion within Southampton and Montgomery; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be expended as a grant for the Pioneer Valley Visitors and Tourist Information Center; provided further, that not less than $35,000 shall be expended for the Pittsfield Office of Cultural Development; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for a portico surrounding Plymouth Rock; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Puerto Rican Cuatro Project; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Riverside Theater Works in Hyde Park in the City of Boston; provided further, that funds shall be expended for an economic development project on Rt. 110 in Amesbury; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Russian Community Association; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended for the Salisbury Chamber of Commerce; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the September 11th memorial at Battleship Cove in Fall River; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for a Shrewsbury Business District economic development project; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the Southcoast Development Partnership for the purposes of regional tourism and economic development; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the city of Springfield's Office of Economic Development to develop a walking tour of the city of Springfield; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the U.S. Women's Open; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the Waltham Tourist Council; provided further, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for the Water Farms Preservation, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $103,000 shall be expended for an historic redevelopment project at the West School in the Town of Wilmington; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a tourism promotion project in Westborough; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Western Massachusetts Economic Development Council; provided further, that expenditures on international and domestic promotion and administration shall be separately accounted for in the Massachusetts Management Accounting and Reporting System; provided further, that said office shall be required to make travel arrangements for all international travel not less than 7 days before departure; provided further, that the office shall dedicate 1 full-time equivalent employee to the advisory commission on travel and tourism; and provided further that the office shall make every effort to develop tourism in under-visited regions of the commonwealth ... $17,053,305
Tourism Fund .............................................................................................................. 100.0%

7007-1000
For assistance to local tourist councils pursuant to section 14 of chapter 23A of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law, regulation or rule to the contrary, each of the councils may expend an amount not to exceed 17.5 per cent of the grant it receives herein for the cost of administrative services ........ $6,929,211
Tourism Fund .............................................................................................................. 100.0%

The Governor reduced the following item by $2,000,000 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
7007-1200
For a program to create and maintain a more favorable and responsive environment for the attraction and retention of technology-intensive clusters for the commonwealth; provided, that such clusters may be characterized by technological or market focus, geographic proximity or other shared interests; provided further, that cluster activities shall be deemed to be the exercise of an essential governmental function intended to: (1) foster increased collaboration among cluster organizations; (2) facilitate improved communications between the commonwealth and cluster organizations; (3) identify and respond to challenges and opportunities related to cluster organizations; (4) enhance the competitive position of cluster firms; (5) reduce the costs of doing business in the commonwealth through 1 or more purchasing cooperatives; and (6) generally improve the perception of the value and benefits of doing business in the commonwealth; provided further, that not less than $2,000,000 shall be expended on one-time grants-in-aid and related activities in support of the creation, operation, and evaluation of a pilot wireless learning initiative; provided further, that said grants shall be matched by contributions from federal or local public entities, private entities, and other qualified investment entities equal to two times the expenditures on said pilot from this line item; provided further, that amounts appropriated in this item shall be expended to the Massachusetts Technology Park Corporation to be held, applied and administered through its Massachusetts Technology Collaborative; provided further, that said corporation shall establish an independent advisory panel to advise said corporation relative to the most effective application of funds appropriated in this item; provided further, that the executive director shall file a report with the house and senate committees on science and technology and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the activities undertaken with the funds appropriated herein by January 15, 2005; provided further, that not less than $525,000 shall be expended by the Massachusetts technology collaborative to assist the Massachusetts department of business and technology to support each of the 7 regional competitive councils through a matching grant program or other equivalent support; provided further, that of said $525,000 each of the 7 regional competitiveness councils shall receive or benefit from not less than $75,000; provided that each dollar awarded to each regional competitiveness council shall be matched by one dollar in matching investment; and provided further, that the Massachusetts department of business and technology shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the joint committee on commerce and labor detailing the amounts awarded and the purposes for said grants .................. $3,025,000

The Governor reduced the following item by $460,000
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:
7007-1300
For the operation of the Massachusetts international trade council ............................................... $960,000

Tourism Fund .............................................................................................................. 100.0%

7007-1500
For the operation and administration of the state office of minority and women business assistance; provided, that said office shall administer an electronic business certification application which shall be accessible to business applicants through use of the Internet; provided further, that said office shall ensure the integrity and security of personal and financial information transmitted by said electronic application; provided further, that said office shall, using all existing available resources, provide certification services within each of the 1-stop regional assistance centers of the Massachusetts office of business development; and provided further, that the office shall develop and implement measures and procedures to continue to improve the efficiency and the timeliness of the certification process ............................................ $642,670

Department of Housing and Community Development.

7004-0000
For the commonwealth development coordinating council; provided, that, not less than 30 days before entering into any interagency service agreement, the council shall report in writing to the house and senate committees on ways and means a description of the agreement, including its purpose, the employees expected to be affected, and the estimated amount of the funds involved; provided further, that not later than September 15, 2004 said council shall submit a report detailing its fiscal year 2004 payroll, operational and administrative expenditures to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that said report shall detail all sources of funding used in fiscal year 2004 and an explanation of all funds expended in excess of the amount appropriated in this item in fiscal year 2004; and provided further, that no funds appropriated herein shall be expended or encumbered after September 16, 2004 unless said report has been submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means ................................................................. $240,000

7004-0001
For the Indian affairs commission ............................................................................................... $94,663

7004-0099
For the operation of the department of housing and community development; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department may make expenditures for the purposes of the department against federal grants for certain direct and indirect costs pursuant to a cost overhead allocation plan approved by the comptroller; provided further, that the comptroller shall maintain an account on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system for the purpose of making such expenditures; provided further, that expenditures made against the account shall not be subject to appropriation and may include the cost of personnel; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, the department of housing and community development may conduct annual verifications of household income levels based upon state tax returns for the purposes of administering the state and federal housing subsidy programs funded in items 7004-9005, 7004-9009, 7004-9014, 7004-9019, 7004-9020, 7004-9024, 7004-9030 and 7004-9033; provided further, that as a condition of eligibility or continued occupancy by an applicant or a tenant, said department may require disclosure of the social security number of an applicant or tenant and members of such applicant's or tenant's household for use in verification of income eligibility; provided further, that said department may deny or terminate participation in subsidy programs for failure by an applicant or a tenant to provide a social security number for use in verification of income eligibility; provided further, that said department may also consult with the department of revenue, the department of transitional assistance or any other state or federal agency which it deems necessary to conduct such income verification; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, such state agencies shall consult and cooperate with said department and furnish any information in the possession of said agencies including, but not limited to, tax returns and applications for public assistance or financial aid; provided further, that for the purposes of conducting such income verification, the director of said department may enter into an interdepartmental service agreement with the commissioner of revenue to utilize the department of revenue's wage reporting and bank match system for the purpose of verifying the income and eligibility of participants in such federally assisted housing programs and that of members of the participants' households; provided further, that for the purposes of clarification only, notwithstanding the provisions of section 12 of chapter 490 of the acts of 1980, said department may authorize neighborhood housing services corporations to retain, re-assign, and reloan funds received in repayment of loans made pursuant to the neighborhood housing services rehabilitation program; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for Methuen-Arlington Neighborhood, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Hungry Hill Community Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Allston-Brighton Community Development Corporation for a grant program to enhance housing quality standards; provided further, that $50,000 may be expended for Cedar Gardens task force in Natick; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the establishment of the East Springfield-Indian Orchard-Pine Point Community Development Corporation; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the Rockland Community Center in Rockland; provided further, that $25,000 may be expended for the Beverly Affordable Housing Coalition; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Springfield Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc.; provided further, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended for the West Broadway Housing Task Force for the purposes of tenant services; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network in Worcester; provided further, that $50,000 shall be expended for the Bellingham Housing Task Force; provided further, that not less than $10,000 shall be expended for the Turning Point Day Resource Center for the Homeless in the town of Wareham; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the continued operation of computer technology centers at the Commonwealth Housing Development and the Jackson Mann Community Center; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for Neighbors in Need in Lawrence ........................................................................... $7,335,658

7004-3036
For housing services and counseling; provided, that not less than $505,000 shall be expended as grants for the operation of 9 regional housing consumer education centers operated by the regional nonprofit housing authorities; provided further, that the grants shall be through a competitive application process pursuant to criteria created by the department; provided further, that not less than $141,000 shall be expended for the Just-A-Start Corporation to administer a housing stabilization conflict management services program to prevent homelessness; provided further, that $80,925 shall be expended for the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance; and provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item in the AA subsidiary, so-called, for the compensation of state employees .................................................................... $821,925

7004-4314
For the expenses of a service coordinators program established by the department to assist tenants residing in housing developed pursuant to sections 39 and 40 of chapter 121B of the General Laws to meet tenancy requirements in order to maintain and enhance the quality of life in said housing ................................................................ $490,401

7004-9005
For subsidies to housing authorities and nonprofit organizations for deficiencies caused by certain reduced rentals in housing for the elderly, handicapped, veterans and relocated persons pursuant to sections 32 and 40 of chapter 121B of the General Laws; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, all housing authorities operating elderly public housing shall offer first preference for elderly public housing units which are vacant as of the effective date of this act, and thereafter, to those persons 60 years of age or older on June 30, 1995, receiving rental assistance from the Massachusetts rental voucher program; provided further, that said department may expend funds appropriated in this item for deficiencies caused by certain reduced rentals which may be anticipated in the operation of housing authorities for the first quarter of the subsequent fiscal year; provided further, that no monies shall be expended from this item for the purpose of reimbursing the debt service reserve included in the budgets of housing authorities; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item in the AA subsidiary, so-called, for the compensation of state employees; provided further, that the amount appropriated herein shall be deemed to meet any and all obligations pursuant to said sections 32 and 40 of said chapter 121B; provided further, that any new reduced rental units developed in fiscal year 2005 eligible for subsidies pursuant to this item, shall not cause any annualization that results in an amount exceeding the amount appropriated in this item; and provided further, that all funds in excess of normal utilities, operations, and maintenance costs may be expended for capital repairs ............................................................................................................................ $30,271,292

7004-9024
For a program of rental assistance for low-income families and elderly persons through mobile and project-based vouchers; provided, that rental assistance shall only be paid pursuant to a program to be known as the Massachusetts rental voucher program; provided further, that the income of the households shall not exceed 200 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that the department may award mobile vouchers to eligible households currently occupying project-based units, that shall expire due to the nonrenewal of project-based rental assistance contracts; provided further, that the department, as a condition of continued eligibility for vouchers and voucher payments, may require disclosure of social security numbers by participants and members of participants' households in the Massachusetts rental voucher program for use in verification of income with other agencies, departments and executive offices; provided further, that any household in which a participant or member of a participant's household shall fail to provide a social security number for use in verifying the household's income and eligibility shall no longer be eligible for a voucher or to receive benefits from the voucher program; provided further, that the vouchers shall be in varying dollar amounts and shall be set by the department based on considerations, including, but not limited to, family size, composition, income level and geographic location; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the use of rent surveys shall not be required in determining the amounts of the mobile vouchers or the project-based units; provided further, that any household which is proven to have caused intentional damage to their rental unit in an amount exceeding 2 month's rent during any 1-year lease period shall be terminated from the program; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, a mobile voucher whose use is or has been discontinued shall be re-assigned within 90 days; provided further, that the department shall pay agencies $25 per voucher per month for the costs of administering the program; provided further, that the costs of administration shall not exceed 6 per cent of the appropriation provided in this item; provided further, that the 6 per cent shall include, but not be limited to, all expenditures which may be made by the department to conduct or otherwise contract for rental voucher program inspections; provided further, that subsidies shall not be reduced for the cost of accommodating the cost of the inspections; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be no maximum per centage applicable to the amount of income paid for rent by each household holding a mobile voucher or project-based voucher, but each household shall pay at least 30 per cent of its income as rent; provided further, that the department shall establish the amounts of the mobile vouchers and the project-based vouchers, so that the appropriation in this item is not exceeded by payments for rental assistance and administration; provided further, that the department shall not enter into commitments which will cause it to exceed the appropriation set forth herein; provided further, that ceiling rents shall not be enforced by the department; provided further, that the households holding mobile vouchers shall have priority for occupancy of the project-based dwelling units in the event of a vacancy; provided further, that the department may impose certain obligations for each participant in the Massachusetts rental voucher program through a 12-month contract which shall be executed by the participant and the department; provided further, that such obligations may include, but need not be limited to, job training, counseling, household budgeting and education, as defined in regulations promulgated by the department and to the extent such programs are available; provided further, that each participant shall be required to undertake and meet any such contractually established obligation as a condition for continued eligibility in the program; provided further, that for continued eligibility each participant shall execute any such 12-month contract on or before September 1, 2004 if his annual eligibility recertification date occurs between June 30, 2004 and September 1, 2004 and otherwise on or before his annual eligibility recertification date; provided further, that any participant who is over the age of 60 years or who is handicapped may be exempted from any obligations unsuitable under particular circumstances; provided further, that the department shall submit an annual report not later than February 1, 2005 to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing expenditures, the number of outstanding rental vouchers by income level and the number and types of units leased that are funded from this item; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item in the AA subsidiary for the compensation of state employees; provided further, that the department may assist housing authorities, at their written request, in the immediate implementation of a homeless prevention program utilizing alternative housing resources available to them for low income families and the elderly by designating participants in the Massachusetts rental voucher program as at risk of displacement by public action through no fault of their own; provided further, that participating local housing authorities may take all steps necessary to enable them to transfer mobile voucher program participants from the Massachusetts rental voucher program into another housing subsidy program; and provided further, that the department of housing and community development shall strive to avoid a reduction in the value of the Massachusetts rental voucher from its value as of June 30, 2004 ..................... $24,283,345

7004-9030
For the transitional rental assistance program established pursuant to chapter 179 of the acts of 1995; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the transitional rental assistance shall be in the form of mobile vouchers; provided further, that the vouchers shall be in varying dollar amounts set by the department based on considerations including, but not limited to, household size, composition, household income and geographic location; provided further, that any household which is proven to have caused intentional damages to its rental unit in an amount exceeding 2 month's rent during any 1 year shall be terminated from the program; provided further, that the department shall pay agencies that administer said program an allowance not to exceed $25 per voucher per month for the costs of administration; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, there shall be no maximum per centage applicable to the amount of income paid for rent by each household holding a mobile voucher, but each household shall be required to pay not less than 25 per cent of its net income, as defined in regulations promulgated by the department, for units if utilities are not provided by the unit owner, or not less than 30 per cent of its income for units if utilities are provided by the unit owner; provided further, that payments for the transitional rental assistance may be provided in advance; provided further, that the department shall establish the amounts of the mobile vouchers, so that the appropriation herein is not exceeded by payments for rental assistance and administration; provided further, that the department shall not enter into commitments which will cause it to exceed the appropriation set forth herein; provided further, that the amount of a rental assistance voucher payment for an eligible household shall not exceed the rent less the household's minimum rent obligation; provided further, that the word "rent", as used in this item, shall mean payments to the landlord or owner of a dwelling unit pursuant to a lease or other agreement for a tenant's occupancy of the dwelling unit, but shall not include payments made by the tenant separately for the cost of heat, cooking fuel, and electricity; provided further, that the department shall submit an annual report to the budget director, the secretary of administration and finance, and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing expenditures, the number of outstanding rental vouchers, and the number and types of units leased; provided further, that nothing stated herein shall give rise to or shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights in any party or an enforceable entitlement to any form of housing; provided further, that consistent with chapter 179 of the acts of 1995 the amount appropriated herein shall not annualize to more than $2,300,000 in fiscal year 2006; and provided further, that said program shall provide funding for not more than 800 mobile vouchers .................................................................................................................................................. $2,300,000

7004-9033
For rental subsidies to eligible clients of the department of mental health; provided, that the department shall establish the amounts of said subsidies so that payment thereof and of any other commitments from this item shall not exceed the amount appropriated herein ................................................................................................................... $2,000,000

7004-9201
For interest subsidies for the private development of affordable housing; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, no new commitments shall be entered into during fiscal year 2005 for said fiscal year or any subsequent fiscal years; and provided further, that funds may be allocated by said agency to its existing interest subsidy contracts in a manner as it may determine necessary to maximize the preservation of existing affordable housing units throughout the commonwealth ................................................................................................... $5,500,000

7004-9315
For the low income housing tax credit program; provided, that the department may expend an amount not to exceed $1,500,000 accrued from fees collected for the regulation of TELLER projects undertaken pursuant to clause (m) of section 26 of chapter 121B of the General Laws from fees collected pursuant to Executive Order No. 291, pertaining to low-income housing tax credits, for the costs of administering and monitoring the programs, including the costs of personnel, subject to the approval of the director of the department; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary and for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefore as reported in the state accounting system, prior appropriation continued ............................................................................................................. $1,500,000

7004-9316
For a 1-year pilot project to provide assistance for homeless families and families at risk of becoming homeless; provided, that the amount of financial assistance shall not exceed $3,000 per family; provided further, that funds may be used for security deposits, first and last month's rent, moving expenses, utility payments or other uses as determined by the department of housing and community development; provided further, that assistance shall be administered by the department through contracts with the regional non-profit housing agencies; provided further, that no such assistance shall be provided to any family with an income in excess of 130 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that prior to authorizing a residential assistance payment for a family, the non-profit housing agency shall make an assessment of whether said payment, with or without additional housing stabilization support, will enable the family to retain its current housing, obtain new housing, or otherwise avoid homelessness; provided further, that in making such assessment the agency shall apply a presumption that said payment will enable a family to retain its housing, obtain new housing, or otherwise avoid homelessness if the family is paying less than or equal to 50 per cent of its income for said housing; provided further, that a family who is paying more than 50 per cent of its income for its housing shall be provided a fair opportunity to establish that a residential assistance payment will enable it to retain its housing, obtain new housing, or otherwise avoid homelessness; provided further, that residential assistance payments may be made through direct vendor payments according to standards to be established by the department; provided further, that the agencies shall establish a system for referring families approved for residential assistance payments who the agencies determine would benefit from such services to existing community-based programs that provide additional housing stabilization supports, including assistance in obtaining housing subsidies and locating alternative housing that is safe and affordable for said families; provided further, that the program shall be administered pursuant to guidelines established by the department; and provided further, that the department shall provide a status report to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 1, 2005 detailing all expenditures of said program including, but not limited to, the number of recipients of the funds, the number of recipients of the funds who would have otherwise stayed in a homeless shelter, the number of recipients who stayed in a homeless shelter within 1 year of receiving the funds, the housing status of the recipients, the purposes for which each family used the assistance, the administrative costs and any other related costs of the program ............................$2,000,000

Department of Education.

7010-0005
For the operation of the department of education; provided, that the department of education, in collaboration with the Governor's Commission on Gay and Lesbian Youth, shall implement the board of education's recommendations on the support and safety of gay and lesbian students ............................................................................ $9,336,084

7010-0012
For grants to cities, towns and regional school districts for payments of certain costs incurred under the program for the elimination of racial imbalance; provided, that grants to cities, towns and regional school districts shall be limited to actual and specifically incurred documented incremental costs including those costs pursuant to chapter 71B of the General Laws as a direct consequence of participation in the program whenever the reimbursements requested by such city, town or regional school district exceed the level of reimbursement received in fiscal year 1977; provided further, that the division of elementary, secondary and occupational education shall, through a competitive procurement process, contract with qualified school transportation business enterprises; and provided further, that funds shall be made available for payment for services rendered by METCO, Inc. and Springfield public schools ......................................................... $15,615,313

7010-0017
For grants to charter schools; provided, that the board of education may award grants to charter schools established under section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws; provided further, that said grants shall be awarded to support costs associated with planning and development of the schools and for the leasing or construction of school facilities; provided further, that charter schools shall submit requests for the grants to the board of education; provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be made available to the AppleTree Institute of Boston for the purpose of establishing a program to provide technical assistance to communities and organizations seeking to create Horace Mann Charter Schools; and provided further, that grants shall be awarded pursuant to guidelines developed by the board ..................... $2,301,790

7010-0216
For the teacher, principal, and superintendent recruitment and retention programs established in sections 19B, 19C, and 19E of chapter 15A of the General Laws ......................................................................................... $1,487,187

7027-0016
For matching grants for various school-to-work programs; provided, that the board of education shall establish guidelines for such programs in consultation with the department of workforce development; provided further, that any funds distributed from this item to cities, towns or regional school districts shall be deposited with the treasurer of the city, town, or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special laws to the contrary; provided further, that each grant awarded herein shall be matched by the recipient from local, federal, or private funds; provided further, that the board of education may determine the per centage match required on an individual grant basis; provided further, that the department of education shall make available a payment of $596,883 for the state's matching grant for the CS-squared program at the Corporation for Business, Work and Learning; provided further, that the department of education shall make available a payment of $942,191 to Jobs for Bay State Graduates, Inc., for the purpose of school-to-work activities; and provided further, that the department of education shall make available a payment of $42,975 to the Blue Hills regional vocation school for the School to Careers Partnership to fund a teacher externship program and a student internship program ..................... $1,582,049

7027-0019
For school-to-career connecting activities; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the board of education, in cooperation with the department of workforce development and the state workforce investment board, may establish and support a public-private partnership to link high school students with economic and learning opportunities on the job as part of the school-to-work transition program; provided further, that such program may include the award of matching grants to workforce investment boards or other local public-private partnerships involving local community job commitments and work site learning opportunities for students; provided further, that the grants shall require at least a 200 per cent match in wages for the students from private sector participants; provided further, that the program shall include, but not be limited to, a provision that business leaders commit resources to pay salaries, to provide mentoring and instruction on the job and to work closely with teachers; and provided further, that public funds shall assume the costs of connecting schools and businesses to ensure that students serve productively on the job .............. $4,129,687

7028-0031
For the expenses of school age children in institutional schools pursuant to section 12 of chapter 71B of the General Laws; provided, that the department may provide special education services to eligible inmates in county houses of correction; provided further, that the department of education shall collaborate with the department of youth services to develop recommendations for a foundation budget for educational services provided to children in the care of the department of youth services and shall submit said recommendations to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees ways and means by December 1, 2004 along with recommendations on how to fund these services within the parameters of chapter 70 aid or in some other manner as appropriate; provided further, the board of education shall include those recommendations in its fiscal year 2006 budget request .......................................... $7,475,183

7030-1000
For grants to cities, towns, regional school districts, educational collaboratives, head start programs, and licensed day care providers for early care and education programs, pursuant to section 54 of chapter 15 of the General Laws; provided, that any payment made under any such grant with a school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town, or regional school district and held as a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town, or regional school district without municipal appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; provided further, that in any city or town in which there was only 1 lead agency in fiscal year 1995, such lead agency shall serve as lead agency to submit proposals pursuant to said section 54 of said chapter 15; provided further, that the amount by which the funds appropriated in this item exceed the amount appropriated in item 7030-1000 of chapter 60 of the acts of 1994 shall be used to provided services to the children of working parents; provided further, that in allocating the funds and evaluating grant applications, the board of education shall give priority consideration to 3 and 4 year old children in cities and towns where high concentrations of low income working families reside; provided further, that not less than one-third of the total slots funded by the amount by which the funds appropriated in this item exceed the amounts appropriated in said item 7030-1000 of chapter 60 of the acts of 1994 shall be for full-day, full-year care that meets the needs of working parents; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions set forth herein or any general or special law to the contrary, funds may be allocated for services which shall be provided to 3 and 4 year old children formerly on the wait list maintained by the office for child care services; provided further, that said children shall retain priority status for future services available through said office upon attaining the age of 5, notwithstanding the receipt of services funded through this item provided further, that the department of education shall ensure that community partnership lead agencies collaborate with the department of education and the office for child care services to provide services for said children; provided further, that funds shall be expended for Mass Family Networks; provided further, that funds may be expended for administrative costs; and provided further, that recipients of grants distributed from this item shall not expend more than 8 per cent of said grants for administrative costs; and provided further, that notwithstanding chapter 66A of the General Laws to the contrary, the department of education, the office of child care services, the department of public health, community partnership lead agencies, and child care resource and referral agencies may share with each other personal data regarding the parents and children who receive services provided under early education and care programs administered by the commonwealth for waitlist management, program implementation and evaluation, reporting, and policy development purposes ............................$74,605,058

7030-1002
For kindergarten development grants to provide ongoing grant awards to continue quality enhancement of existing full-day kindergarten classrooms and to encourage the transition of half day classrooms into full-day kindergarten classrooms; provided, that the office of school readiness shall administer a grant program to encourage the voluntary expansion of high quality, full-day kindergarten education throughout the commonwealth; provided further, that grants of not more than $18,000 per classroom shall be made available to public schools for the enhancement of existing full-day kindergarten classrooms and for the transition of existing half-day kindergarten classrooms into full day kindergarten classrooms; provided further, that said grants shall be awarded pursuant to guidelines established by the department relative to the application and award process which shall include eligibility criteria, allowable grant expenditures and grant recipient obligations; provided further, that guidelines for transition grants shall require applicants for such grants to identify obstacles that impede the transition to full-day kindergarten; provided further, that the guidelines shall require grant recipients to identify the anticipated date by which the implementation of quality enhancement or transition projects shall commence; provided further, that the guidelines shall detail the range of permissible grant expenditures which shall include, but not be limited to, the expenditure of funds for facility improvements or other expenses necessary to provide adequate space for the transition from half-day kindergarten classrooms into full-day kindergarten classrooms; provided further, that grants funded through this appropriation shall not annualize to more than $18,000 per classroom in subsequent fiscal years; provided further, that preference shall be given to grant applicants with high per centages of students scoring in levels 1 or 2 on the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system exam, as determined by the department based on available data; provided further, that any grant funds distributed from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district without further appropriation, notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary; provided further, that such program shall supplement and shall not supplant currently funded local, state and federal programs at the school or district; provided further, that not later than January 15, 2005 the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the total number of enhancement and transition grants requested and awarded; provided further, that the report shall detail common factors associated with both successful and unsuccessful applications and shall include the total number of full-day and half-day kindergarten classrooms projected to be in operation in Massachusetts public schools in fiscal year 2006; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item for transition grant awards may be expended through August 31, 2005 for the purposes of transition projects scheduled for the school year beginning in September, 2005; and provided further, that the department may expend not more than $200,000 to administer the grants program established herein ........................................................................................................ $23,000,000

7030-1003
For the John Silber early literacy program and teacher training to promote research based school-wide literacy education and to promote literacy among children in grades K through 3 in the commonwealth; provided, that the office of reading and language arts shall administer said early literacy grant programs to improve the quality and effectiveness of literacy education in the commonwealth to the greatest extent possible; provided further, that these early literacy education programs shall be based on a scientifically-based reading research program consistent with the federal Reading First Initiative; provided further, that such school-wide literacy education programs shall provide for the evaluation and tracking of all students' reading and writing skills annually, shall include measurable goals and benchmarks, shall be lead by a school-based planning team which includes teaching faculty and the school principal, shall provide for the training of teachers in effective strategies for reading instruction and shall include a school-wide literacy coordinator who shall be responsible for the coordination and training of other school staff; provided further, that $385,000 shall be expended for JFY.net, a Jobs for Youth initiative for high technology, literacy and job skill instruction to youth and adults through advanced software and existing infrastructure capacity in schools and community agencies; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the BayState Readers Initiative, modeled on the research-based best practices of the Alabama Reading Initiative, and which shall include maintaining support for existing Bay State readers schools and providing additional funds for new schools to participate in said program; provided further, that said initiative shall provide for the training of teachers in effective strategies for reading instruction and shall otherwise be consistent with the overall purpose of this item and with the Reading First Initiative; provided further, that in its evaluation of applications for said initiative, said office may take into consideration schools' cumulative grade 3 MCAS scores; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item for said initiative may be expended through August 31, 2005; provided further, that not more than $50,000 shall be made available to Edvocacy of Concord, to fund a school based pilot program designed to enhance the detection, evaluation and tracking of Dyslexia in students grades K through 3; provided further, that the results of said pilot shall be reported to the commissioner of education not later than December 31, 2005; provided further, that not more than $500,000 shall be made available for matching grants to fund the Reach Out and Read program, to provide books to at-risk children in the commonwealth through book distribution programs established in community health centers, medical practices and hospitals for at-risk children; provided further, that the funds distributed through the Reach Out and Read program shall be contingent upon a match of not less than $1 in private or corporate contributions for every dollar in state funding distributed through said grant program; provided further, that $60,000 shall be expended for the Lawrence Learning Center and Community Development in the city of Lawrence; provided further, that such program shall supplement currently funded local, state and federal programs at the school or district; and provided further, that any grant funds distributed from this item shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town or regional school district, without further appropriation, notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary ............................................................................................................................... $4,122,989

7030-1004
For grants for home-based parenting and family literacy program known as the Parent-Child Home Program; provided, that the department of education shall distribute the funds to expand capacity at existing Parent-Child Home Program sites and to establish replication sites in cities and towns where high concentrations of low income families reside; provided further, that for grants awarded to establish the replication sites, the department shall consider applications from school districts or social service agencies that demonstrate the capacity to replicate the home visiting program to serve area low income families; provided, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the Parent-Child Home Program in the city of Pittsfield; and provided further, that the preference for the grants shall be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to maximize federal and local funding for the operation of the replication site .................................................. $1,000,000

7030-1005
For early intervention individual tutorial literacy programs designed as a pre-special education referral and short term intervention for children who are at risk of failing to read in the first grade; provided, that such programs shall be research-based with proven long-term results, including identifying students in need of additional help not later than mid-first grade, providing ongoing training and support to program teachers, and including ongoing documentation and evaluation of results .................................................................................................................................................. $1,910,788

7030-1500
For grants to head start programs .............................................................................................. $6,146,143

7032-0650
For School Link Services provider, the Pettengill House to provide advocacy counseling, referrals, emergency assistance and prevention education programs to the children and families of both Triton Regional and Amesbury Public Schools ............................$25,000

7035-0002
For grants to provide and strengthen adult basic education services, including reading, writing and mathematics, to a diverse network of organizations which have demonstrated commitment and effectiveness in the provision of such services, and that are selected competitively by the department of education; provided, that such grants shall support the successful transition of students from other adult basic education programs to community college certificate and degree granting programs; provided further, that such grants shall be contingent upon satisfactory levels of performance as defined and determined by said department; provided further, that in no case shall grants be considered an entitlement to a grant recipient; provided further, that said department shall consult with the community colleges and other service providers in establishing and implementing content, performance and professional standards for adult basic education programs and services; and provided further, that not more than 7.5 per cent of the funds appropriated herein may be expended for non-grant purposes .................................................................................................................................................. $27,813,209

7035-0006
For reimbursements to regional school districts for the transportation of pupils; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commonwealth's obligation shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this item ............................$38,000,000

7035-0007
For reimbursements to cities, towns, regional vocational or county agricultural school districts, independent vocational schools, or collaboratives for certain expenditures for transportation of non resident pupils to any approved vocational-technical program of any regional or county agricultural school district, city, town, independent school or collaborative pursuant to section 8A of chapter 74 of the General Laws; provided, that upon receipt by the department of education of required transportation cost reports, the department shall reimburse no more than 50 per cent of the total cost certified by the department; provided, further, that these reports shall meet criteria established by the department; and provided, further, that, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the commonwealth's obligation shall not exceed the amount appropriated in this item ............................................................................................................ $800,000

7051-0015
For the administration of the emergency food assistance program ............................................... $747,000

7052-0006
For grants and reimbursements to cities, towns, regional school districts and counties under chapter 645 of the acts of 1948 and chapter 70B of the General Laws, for (a) educational, engineering, and architectural services for school districts, (b) surveys made of school building needs and conditions, (c) matching stabilization fund payments, (d) costs of leasing buildings for vocational programs and originally equipping and furnishing said buildings for vocational programs, and (e) payments associated with admission to a regional school district ................................................................. $19,076

7053-1909
For reimbursements to cities and towns for partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children, including partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children as authorized by chapter 538 of the acts of 1951, and for supplementing funds allocated for the special milk program; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, payments so authorized in the aggregate for partial assistance in the furnishing of lunches to school children shall not exceed the required state revenue match contained in Public Law 79-396, as amended, cited as the National School Lunch Act and in the regulations implementing the act ........................................................................... $5,426,986

7053-1925
For the school breakfast program for public and nonpublic schools and for grants to improve summer food programs during the summer school vacation period; provided, that of the sum appropriated in this item, not less than $300,000 shall be expended for the summer food service outreach program and not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the school breakfast outreach program, including reimbursement of municipal expenses; provided further, that within the summer food program, priority shall be given to extending such programs for the full summer vacation period and promoting increased participation in such programs; provided further, that the department of education shall solicit proposals from returning sponsors and school food authorities in time for implementation of such grant program during the summer of 2005; provided further, that such grants shall only be awarded to sponsors who can demonstrate their intent to offer full summer programs or increase participation; provided further, that the department shall require sufficient reporting from each grantee to measure the success of such grant program; provided further, that the department shall select grantees for the program authorized by this item not later than March 30, 2005, prior appropriation continued ........................................ $2,266,575

7053-1927
For a supplement to the federally funded school breakfast program, whereby all children in schools receiving funds under the program shall be provided free, nutritious breakfasts at no cost to them; provided, that subject to regulations of the board that specify time and learning standards, breakfasts shall be served during regular school hours; provided, further, that participation shall be limited to those elementary schools mandated to serve breakfast pursuant to section 1C of chapter 69 of the General Laws where 60 per cent or more of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federally funded school meals program; provided further, that the department shall select school sites for programs authorized by this item no later than November 15, 2004 and shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the preliminary results of such grants no later than January 9, 2005; provided further, that nothing in this item shall give rise to enforceable legal rights in any party or an enforceable entitlement to services; and provided further, that nothing stated in this item shall be construed as giving rise to enforceable legal rights or enforceable entitlement to any services ............................$2,011,060

7061-0008
For school aid to cities, towns, regional school districts, counties maintaining agricultural schools, independent vocational schools and independent agricultural and technical schools to be distributed pursuant to chapters 70 and 76 of the General Laws and section 3; provided, that $175,000 of the funds allocated from this item to the city of Lawrence by section 3 shall be transferred to the University of Massachusetts at Lowell for its college preparation program; provided further, that each school district shall report annually to the department of education on its professional development expenditures, in a manner and form prescribed by the commissioner and consistent with the accountability requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act; and provided further, that the department of education shall report annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means on school districts' professional development spending ................................. $3,183,282,601

The Governor disapproved this section:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:

7061-0011
For a reserve to (1) meet extraordinary increases in the minimum required local contribution of a municipality as calculated pursuant to the requirements of section 3 of this act; provided, that a municipality seeking funds hereunder shall apply for a waiver from the department of revenue pursuant to the provisions of section 3 of this act; provided, further, that the commissioner shall issue a finding concerning such waiver applications within 30 days of the receipt thereof, after consulting with the commissioner of education regarding the merits of such application; provided, further, that preference shall be given to municipalities with an increase of greater than 25 per cent in required contribution to any of the districts to which the municipality belongs as a result of the new regional allocation methodology; (2) meet expenses associated with extraordinary increases in enrollment calculated on a per centage basis for such municipalities; provided, that preference shall be given to districts with enrollment growth of greater than 10 per cent from fiscal year 2000 through fiscal year 2005; (3) address the effects of reductions in per pupil chapter 70 aid between fiscal year 2003 and fiscal year 2005; provided, that preference in the awarding of such funds shall be given to districts which receive less than 20 per cent of their foundation budgets as chapter 70 aid, and which received reductions in chapter 70 aid of greater than 10% between fiscal year 2003 and fiscal year 2004; (4) assist regional school districts which, prior to fiscal year 2005, have assessed member towns using the provisions of their regional agreement, and which, in fiscal year 2005, will assess member towns using the required contributions calculated pursuant to chapter 70 of the General Laws and section 3 of this act; (5) assist municipalities with median income below the state average and equalized valuation per capita above the state average; provided further, that preference in the awarding of funds shall be given to municipalities with required local contributions greater than 80 per cent of their foundation budgets; (6) assist municipalities which pay a separate and additional tax to multiple fire districts within the municipality's borders, and which have required minimum contributions in excess of 80 per cent of the municipal district's foundation budget; (7) assist municipalities negatively impacted by shortfalls in federal impact aid for the education of children of families employed by the federal government on military reservations located within the town limits; (8) assist densely populated urban districts with high fixed costs and enrollment declines of greater than 3 per cent resulting in no increase in Chapter 70 aid; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, assistance funded by this item shall only be available on a one time non-recurring basis; provided further, that the department shall make not less than 80 per cent of awards from this item not later than October 15, 2004; and provided further, that no funds distributed from this item to a municipality shall be considered base aid nor used in the calculation of the minimum required local contribution for fiscal year 2006 ......................................................................................... $6,870,000

7061-0012
For the reimbursement of extraordinary special education costs pursuant to section 5A of chapter 71B of the General Laws; provided, that reimbursements shall be pro-rated such that expenses of this item do not exceed the amount appropriated herein; provided further, that upon receipt by the department of education of required special education cost reports from school districts, said department shall reimburse districts based on fiscal year 2004 claims; provided further, that not more than $8,750,000 shall be used to continue and expand voluntary residential placement prevention programs between the department of education and other departments within the executive office of health and human services that develop community-based support services for children and their families; provided further, that of this $8,750,000, not less than $7,500,000 shall be made available to the department of mental retardation for the voluntary residential placement prevention program administered by that department; provided further, that not less than $525,000 shall be expended for the costs of borrowing audiotaped textbooks by special needs students whose disabilities include, but shall not be limited to: blindness, visual impairments, learning disabilities such as dyslexia, or physical disabilities such as cerebral palsy that limit the use of standard print, and for the cost of an outreach program geared toward special education teachers, students and parents regarding the services of such program; provided further, that of that amount, funds may be expended for the purposes of training teachers and students; provided further, that not more than $1,000,000 shall be expended for the monitoring and follow-up activities of the department's complaint management system, review and approval of local educational agency applications, and local school district's compliance with the part B requirements of the federal special education law, known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, in the provision of special education and related services to children with disabilities; provided further, that such monitoring activities shall occur in each school district in cycles of not less than 3 years; provided further, that, in order to facilitate such monitoring, the department may allocate funds from this item to item 7061-0029, as necessary, pursuant to allocation plans submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means 30 days prior to any such transfer; provided further, that not more than $500,000 shall be expended to administer the reimbursements funded herein; provided further, that notwithstanding section 5A of chapter 71B of the General Laws, as amended by this act, the department, at the discretion of the commissioner, may expend up to $3,000,000 to reimburse districts for extraordinary increases in costs incurred during fiscal year 2005 which, except for the change in this act to reimbursing for prior year expenses, would be reimbursable under said section 5A; provided further, that reimbursements for current year costs shall be limited to school districts which experience increases of greater than 25 per cent from costs reimbursable under section 5A of chapter 71B of the General Laws and incurred during fiscal year 2004 to costs reimbursable under section 5A of chapter 71B of the General Laws and incurred during fiscal year 2005 or other cases of extraordinary hardship where special education costs increase in relationship to total district costs as the department may define through regulation or guidelines; provided further, that reimbursements for current year costs shall be allocated as one-time grants and shall not decrease reimbursements in the following fiscal year; provided further, that, the department shall conduct audits of fiscal year 2004 claims in no fewer than 50 districts; provided further, that if said claims are found to be inaccurate, the department shall recalculate the fiscal year 2005 reimbursement amount and adjust the third and fourth quarter payments to said districts to reflect the new reimbursement amount; and provided further, that said department shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 1, 2005 on the results of said audits .................................................................................................................. $201,600,262

7061-0029
For the office of educational quality and accountability established pursuant to section 55A of chapter 15 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $95,000 shall be expended for the purpose of continuing a study on effective means of serving special education students through the Donahue Institute at the University of Massachusetts.............................................................$2,696,971

7061-9010
For fiscal year 2005 reimbursements to certain cities, towns and regional school districts pursuant to section 89 of chapter 71 of the General Laws ............................................................................................................. $37,700,000

7061-9200
For the education technology program ....................................................................................... $745,343

7061-9307
For the Student Tardiness and Attendance Review Team, the START program, so-called, a truancy prevention program in the Lowell School system designed to intervene and change patterns of truancy and absenteeism in grades 5 through 9, improving academic performance ............................................................................................... $100,000

7061-9400
For student and school assessment including the administration of the Massachusetts comprehensive assessment system (MCAS) exam established by the board of education pursuant to the provisions of section
1D and 1I of chapter 69 of the General Laws and for grants to school districts to develop portfolio assessments for use in individual classrooms as an enhancement to student assessment; provided, that as much as is practicable, especially in the case of students whose performance is difficult to assess using conventional methods such instruments shall include consideration of work samples and projects and shall facilitate authentic and direct gauges of student performance; provided further, that such portfolio assessments shall not replace the statewide standardized assessment based on the curriculum frameworks; provided further, that all school assessments shall center on the academic standards embodied in the curriculum frameworks and shall involve gauges which shall be relevant and meaningful to students, parents, teachers, administrators and taxpayers pursuant to the first paragraph of section 1L of chapter 69 of the General Laws; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, assessment of proficiency in English shall be administered in English ... $18,679,946

7061-9404
For targeted intervention to schools and districts at risk of or determined to be underperforming in accordance with sections 1J and 1K of chapter
69 of the General Laws and for assistance and grants to cities, towns and regional school districts to provide targeted remediation programs in English and math to high school students in the classes of 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 scoring in level one on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exam established by the board of education pursuant to the provisions of sections 1D and 1I of said chapter 69; provided, that the department and districts shall ensure that services are available to students with disabilities; provided further, that, in awarding targeted remediation funds, preference may be given to schools and districts at risk of or determined to be under-performing in accordance with said sections 1J and 1K of said chapter 69; provided further, that the purpose of this program shall be to improve students' performance on the MCAS exam through replication of services and educational strategies with proven results as determined by the department of education that may include but shall not be limited to: integrated tutoring and mentoring programs, supplemental web-based tutorial programs that are diagnostic and prescriptive, weekend and school vacation programs focused on English and math remediation, the English and math components of comprehensive after school programs, and the remediation component of summer programs; provided further, that such programs shall supplement currently funded local, state, and federal programs at the school or district; provided further, that such grants and assistance shall be used solely for the academic portions of such programs, and shall focus on the acquisition of skills in English and math needed to pass the MCAS; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a competitive grant program to fund academic support and college transition services to be implemented in fiscal year 2005, and operated by public institutions of higher learning or by public-private partnerships in the commonwealth, for students in the graduating classes of 2003 and 2004 who have completed high school but have not yet obtained a competency determination as defined in section 1D of said chapter 69 as measured by the MCAS assessment instrument authorized by said section 1I of said chapter 69, but who are working to pass the English and math MCAS tests, obtain a competency determination, and earn a high school diploma; provided further, that for the purpose of said programs, appropriated funds may be expended through August 31, 2005 to allow for summer remediation programs; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a competitive grant program to fund so-called Pathways programs targeting eleventh and twelfth graders, instituted by local school districts, public institution of higher education and qualified public and private educational services organization and One Stop Career Centers including, but not limited to, school-to-work connecting activities creating worksite learning experiences for students as an extension of the classroom, outreach programs for students who will need post-twelfth grade remediation to attain the skills necessary to pass MCAS, and counseling programs to educate parents and high school students on post-twelfth grade remediation options; provided further, that funds shall be expended for a competitive grant program, guidelines for which shall be developed by the department of education, for intensive remediation programs, in communities with students in the graduating classes of 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 who have not obtained a competency determination on either the tenth grade English or math MCAS exams; provided further, that the department of education may give preference for such assistance to those districts with a high per centage of high school students scoring in level one on the MCAS exam in English and math; provided further, that eligible applicants shall include individual high schools, and those institutions which shall have partnered with a high school or group of high schools, including but not limited to, institutions of public and private higher education, providers of adult basic education services, career centers, other public and private educational services organizations, including, but not limited to, JFY. Net, and after-school programs with a structured academic component and focused on MCAS remediation operated by public and non-public entities including, but not limited to, members of the national alliance of boys and girls clubs; provided further, that no district shall receive a grant from this appropriation until said district submits to the department of education a comprehensive district plan pursuant to the provisions of said section 1I of said chapter 69, to improve performance of all student populations including, but not limited to, students with disabilities; provided further, that no less than $4,000,000 shall be expended for targeted intervention in districts at risk of or determined to be underperforming in accordance with said sections 1J and 1K of said chapter 69; provided further, that targeted intervention funds shall not be expended in any school or district that fails to file a comprehensive district plan pursuant to the provisions of said section 1I of said chapter 69 of the General Laws; provided further, that targeted intervention funds in said districts may be expended on preventive remediation in grades eight through ten, on any student who failed the English or math MCAS in the eighth grade; provided, further, that targeted intervention funds may be expended on grants which allow for the implementation of whole school reform in said schools and districts; provided, that the department shall only approve reform plans with proven, replicable results in improving student performance; provided, further, that no funds shall be expended on targeted intervention unless the department shall have approved, as part of the comprehensive district improvement plan, a professional development plan which provides for professional development among teachers of the same grade levels and teachers of the same subject matter across grade levels, and which focuses on improving skills in the teacher's subject areas, and on providing teachers with research based strategies for increasing student success; provided, further, that funds from any targeted intervention grant may be used to partially offset the cost of said professional development: provided, that preference in the awarding of said funds shall be given to professional development in math and English content skills, with a proven record of success, and to intervention strategies which are research based and replicable; provided further, that any grant funds distributed from this item to a city, town or regional school district shall be deposited with the treasurer of such city, town, or regional school district and held in a separate account and shall be expended by the school committee of such city, town, or regional school district without further appropriation, notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary; provided further, that not less than $20,000 shall be expended for a Brown Eyes Blue Eyes Pilot Project, linking performance to perception to improve MCAS scores by teaching children how to recognize faulty stereotypes inherent in racism for schools in Falmouth, Mashpee, Bourne, Barnstable and Springfield; provided further, that not less than $60,000 be expended to Casa Dominican in Lawrence; provided further, that not less than $1,000,000 shall be transferred to JFY Networks, formerly Jobs for Youth, for a matching grant for the purposes of enhancing student performance on the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System examination through instructional computer software; provided further, that not more than $1,000,000 be expended for English language acquisition professional development as part of an initiative designed to improve the academic performance of English language learners and effectively implement sheltered English immersion as outlined in chapter 386 of the acts of 2002; provided further, that not less than $60,000 shall be expended for Centro Latino de Chelsea to provide adult basic education services in the city of Chelsea; provided further, that the department shall issue a report, no later than February 1, 2005 and annually thereafter as a condition of continued funding under this account, in collaboration with the board of higher education, describing MCAS support programs for the graduating classes of 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 funded by items 7061-9404 and 7027-0019, school to work accounts, institutions of public higher education, and other sources, including federal sources; provided further, that such report shall include but not be limited to, the number of students eligible to participate in such programs, the number of students participating in such programs, the number of students who have passed the MCAS assessment and obtained a competency determination through these programs, but not met local graduation requirements, and the number of students who have passed the MCAS assessment and obtained a competency determination through these programs and met local graduation requirements; provided further, that said report shall be provided to the chairmen of the house and senate ways and means committees and the house and senate chairs of the joint committee on education, arts, and humanities; and provided further, that the department may expend up to $350,000 to administer programs funded herein ......................................................................... $14,140,001

7061-9604
For teacher preparations ........................................................................................................... $1,531,271

7061-9612
For the school of excellence program at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute; provided, that every effort shall be made to recruit and serve equal numbers of male and female students; provided further, that sending districts of students attending the academy shall not be required to expend any funds for the cost of these students while in attendance at the academy; provided further, that the Massachusetts Academy of Mathematics and Science shall be obligated to provide professional development activities at the school located at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, including salary and benefits for master teachers and visiting scholars; provided further, that the department of education shall provide a subsidy to the Worcester Polytechnic Institute to operate a school of excellence in mathematics and science; and provided further, that the academy shall file a report with the joint committee on education and the house and senate committees on ways and means by February 1, 2005 detailing said professional development activities ............................................. $1,199,231

7061-9614
For the alternative education grant program established pursuant to section 1N of chapter
69 of the General Laws, as established in this act; provided that the commissioner shall allocate funds for both subsection A and B of said section 1N of said chapter 69 ......................................................................................................................... $1,000,000

7061-9619
For the purpose of funding the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology; provided, that the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology shall be granted access to the Massachusetts education computer system; and provided further, that the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology shall be permitted to join the state buying consortium............................$1

7061-9621
For the administration of a grant program for gifted and talented school children; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall be in addition to any federal funds available for such program; provided further, that priority shall be given to those grant applications that address the needs of students who are identified by any of the following criteria: (1) the result of a standardized aptitude examination which is 3 or more standard deviations above the mean; (2) an evaluation by the child's teachers that the child does perform, or is capable of performing satisfactorily at 2 or more grade levels above the child's chronological age; or, (3) a score on the math or verbal Scholastic Aptitude Test by a child of no more than 13 years of age which is equal to, or greater than, the average on either test obtained by college-bound high school juniors; and provided further, that such programs may be made avail able by a city, town or regional school district ...... $99,999

7061-9626
For grants and contracts with youth-build programs for the purposes of providing comprehensive youth-build services ............................$1,200,000

7061-9634
For a transfer of this item to the Massachusetts Service Alliance, which shall be solely responsible for administering a grant program for public and private agencies with mentoring programs for the recruitment and training of mentors and for other supporting services including, but not limited to, academic support services; provided, that the department of education shall transfer the amount appropriated in this item to the Massachusetts Service Alliance for this purpose of such grants; provided further, that in order to be eligible to receive funds from this item, each public or private agency shall provide a matching amount equal to $1 for every dollar disbursed from this item; provided further, that funds may be expended to support the mentoring activities of the planned learned achievement for youth program; provided further, that said Massachusetts Service Alliance shall submit a report detailing the expenditure of such funds and the amount and source of matching funds raised to the secretary of administration and finance and the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 29, 2004 .................................................................................................................. $287,000

Board of Early Education and Care.

7062-0000
For the maintenance and operation of the board of early education and care; provided, that funding from this item may be used to develop an implementation plan for a workforce development system, pursuant to section 5 of chapter 15D of the General Laws; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended on the development of a kindergarten readiness assessment system that is educationally sound; provided further, that funds from this item shall be expended on the development of a comprehensive evaluation system for all early education and care programs in the commonwealth; provided further, that funds shall be expended on this item for planning grants for communities developing plans for universal early education and care for pre-school children pursuant to the provisions of this act; provided further, that for the purposes of such planning grants, appropriated funds may be expended through December 31, 2005; and provided further, that said board may enter into interagency service agreements with other state agencies for the administration of early education and care services ............................................................................................................................. $600,000

Board of Higher Education.

7066-0000
For the operation of the board of higher education; provided, that the board shall recommend savings proposals that permit institutions of public higher education to achieve administrative and program cost reductions, resource re-allocation and program re-assessment and utilize resources otherwise available to such institutions; provided further, that in order to meet the estimated costs of employee fringe benefits provided by the commonwealth on account of employees of the Massachusetts State College Building Authority and the University of Massachusetts Building Authority, and in order to meet the estimated cost of heat, light, power and other services, if any, to be furnished by the commonwealth to projects of these authorities, the boards of trustees of the state colleges and the University of Massachusetts shall transfer to the General Fund from the funds received from the operations of the projects such costs, if any, as shall be incurred by the commonwealth for these purposes in the current fiscal year, as determined by the appropriate building authority, verified by the chancellor of higher education and approved by the secretary of administration and finance ............................. $1,922,714

7066-0005
For the commonwealth's share of the cost of the compact for education ...................................... $61,978

7066-0009
For the New England Board of Higher Education ....................................................................... $367,402

7066-0015
For the community college workforce training incentive grant program established in section 15F of chapter 15A of the General Laws ............................................................................................................................ $2,900,000

7066-0016
For a program of financial aid to support the matriculation of certain persons at public and private institutions of higher learning; provided, that only persons in the custody of the department of social services pursuant to a care and protection petition upon reaching the age of 18, or persons in the custody of the department matriculating at such an institution at an earlier age, shall qualify for such aid; provided further, that no such person shall be required to remain in the custody of the department beyond age 18 to qualify for such aid; provided further, that this aid shall not exceed $6,000 per recipient per year; and provided further, that this aid shall be granted after exhausting all other sources of financial support ............................$850,000

7070-0031
For the McNair component of the financial assistance program to increase access to public and independent institutions of higher education for students who meet certain income eligibility standards developed by the chancellor of higher education and for students with serious physical impairments, known as the Ronald E. McNair education opportunity program ............................$1,965,638

7070-0065
For a scholarship program to provide financial assistance to Massachusetts students enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in any approved public or independent college, university, school of nursing, or any other approved institution furnishing a program of higher education; provided, that the Massachusetts state scholarship office shall expend not less than $13,495,295 for Foster Furcolo community college access grants to ensure that no Massachusetts resident enrolled in and pursuing an associate's degree in any of the community colleges pays more than $500 in tuition and fees net of any federal or state scholarship or tax credit; provided further, that any resident whose expected family contribution level, as determined according to the federal methodology established pursuant to Part F of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, is not more than $2,250, shall incur no net tuition and fee costs after deducting any federal or state scholarship or tax credit from financial need as calculated by the state scholarship office; provided further, that said residents who are not fully eligible for the federal HOPE tax credit based on their exceeding maximum income eligibility limits, shall not be eligible for the grants; provided further, that not less than $9,896,550 shall be expended for state college access grants; provided further, that any Massachusetts resident enrolled in and pursuing a bachelor's degree in any of the state colleges whose expected family contribution level, as determined according to the federal methodology established pursuant to said Part F of Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, is not more than $2,000, shall incur no net tuition and fee costs after deducting any federal or state scholarship or tax credit from financial need as calculated by the state scholarship office; provided further, that not less than $8,697,220 shall be expended for a program of needs-based financial assistance for Massachusetts residents enrolled in and pursuing a program of higher education in the University of Massachusetts; provided further, that $3,148,902 shall be expended for the part-time student grant program; provided further, that of the sum appropriated in this item, not less than $427,351 shall be obligated for the purposes of the Massachusetts plan, pursuant to section 5C of chapter 15C of the General Laws; provided further, that the Massachusetts state scholarship office shall expend not less than $18,623,508 to provide for matching scholarship grants to needy Massachusetts students at participating Massachusetts independent regionally accredited colleges, universities, and schools of nursing; provided further, that not less than $170,940 shall be made available to provide financial assistance for Massachusetts residents enrolled at public higher education institutions to participate in the Washington Center-Massachusetts Initiative Academic Internship program; provided further, that except as otherwise provided in this act, all financial assistance mentioned previously in this item shall be distributed to students demonstrating the greatest need as determined by an eligibility index used by the state scholarship office; provided further, that students awarded full or partial scholarships under the Christian A. Herter Memorial Scholarship Program, established in section 16 of chapter 15A of the General Laws, who have matriculated in a program of higher education outside the commonwealth may continue to receive the scholarship aid guaranteed by said program; provided further, that the state scholarship office is authorized to expend monies for the public service awards as established in said section 16 of said chapter 15A; provided further, that the chancellor of higher education, in coordination with the Massachusetts state scholarship office, shall adopt regulations governing the eligibility and the awarding of financial assistance; provided further, that not more than $1,589,945 shall be expended on the administration of the scholarship program; provided further, that not less than $2,249,216 shall be provided for grants to residents of the commonwealth who are working as paraprofessionals in public schools of the commonwealth while pursuing a bachelor's degree at a public college or university in the commonwealth in order to become a certified teacher in Massachusetts; and provided further, that eligibility shall be limited to persons who have worked as a paraprofessional in the public schools of the commonwealth for a minimum of 2 years before receipt of such grant, or who are enrolled in and pursuing courses of study that will lead to certification as a teacher in bilingual education, special education, math, science, or foreign languages, and who commit to teach and actually teach for such period as the board of higher education may determine in the public schools of the commonwealth upon graduation and certification pursuant to section 38G of chapter 71 ........................................................................................................ $82,373,454

7077-0023
For a contract with the Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine; provided, that funds appropriated in this item shall be expended, in accordance with the Massachusetts resident veterinary tuition remission plan submitted January 8, 1998, for supportive veterinary services provided to the commonwealth; provided further, that prior year costs may be paid from this item; provided further, that funds appropriated herein shall support bioterrorism prevention research related to diseases that can be transmitted from animals to humans, in consultation with Massachusetts emergency authorities; and provided further, that said school shall work in consultation with the Norfolk County Agricultural School on veterinary programs ............................$3,304,000

University of Massachusetts.

7100-0200
For the operation of the University of Massachusetts; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the university may establish and organize auxiliary organizations, subject to policies, rules and regulations adopted by the board, to provide essential functions which are integral to the educational mission of the university; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the university may enter into leases of real property without prior approval of the division of capital asset management and maintenance; provided further, that the amount expended in fiscal year 2005 for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Cranberry Station at Wareham shall not be less than the amount expended for that purpose in fiscal year 2004; provided further, that such funds shall be expended in accordance with plan reviewed and recommended by the University of Massachusetts at Amherst Cranberry Experiment Station Board of Oversight; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended so the Center for Portuguese Studies shall operate at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be expended for the University of Massachusetts at Amherst school of food science for the evaluation and development of science based food policy and regulation; provided further, that $100,000 shall be expended for costs associated with the relation of the Demonstration School previously located at the West Campus of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell; provided further, that the School for Marine Environmental Science Technology and Fisheries shall operate at the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided further, that the sum expended for the UMass Extension in fiscal year 2005 shall be adjusted only in direct proportion to university budget adjustments to other academic programs of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst; provided further, that such funds shall be expended in accordance with a plan reviewed by the UMass Extension Board of Public Overseers; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the 4-H program; provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for labor studies programs at the Amherst, Boston, Dartmouth and Lowell campuses; provided further, that no funds appropriated in this item may be used for the issuance or renewal of student or employee identification cards which display a student or employee's social security number; provided further, that funding for the William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences shall be funded at an amount not less than was allocated in the previous fiscal year; provided further, that not less than an additional $30,000 shall be appropriated for the Hispanic Writers in the Schools program; and provided further, that the Mauricio Gaston Institute for Latino Community and Public Policy shall be funded at fiscal year 2003 levels .......... $337,864,464

7100-0300
For the operation of the toxics use reduction institute program at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, in accordance with section 6 of chapter 21I of the General Laws .................................................................... $1,225,217

The Governor disapproved this section:
7100-0350
For an assessment at the toxic use reduction institute on the feasibility of adopting chemical and/or technological alternatives for the following toxic or hazardous substances: lead, formaldehyde, trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, dioxins and furans, hexavalent chromium, organophosphate pesticides, pentabromodiphenyl ether (Penta BDE), 2,4, Dichlorophenoxyacetic acid (2,4,D) and di-(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate (DEHP); provided, that said assessment shall, for each named toxic or hazardous substance, identify: (1) significant uses of the toxic substance in the commonwealth in manufacturing, consumer products and any other applications, (2) potential human health and environmental impacts, (3) any and all alternative chemicals and/or technologies, both proven and emergent, and an analysis of their potential to serve as substitutes for one or more of the toxic or hazardous substances list above, which shall include a assessment of: (a) specific applications of any alternative chemical and/or technology, (b) potential impacts on the environment, human health, workers, employment level and economic competitiveness of the commonwealth from adopting and implementing any alternative chemical and/or technology as substitutes, (c) the economic opportunities or feasibility of adopting and implementing any alternative chemical and/or technology as a substitute including, but not limited to, consideration of the potential effects on capital, operating and production unit costs, and product price, to result from said substitution; and provided further, that the Institute shall report its findings to the joint committee on natural resources and agriculture by July 1, 2005 ............................$250,000

7100-0500
For the operation of the board of higher education's Commonwealth College honors program at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst ......................................................................................................... $1,715,000

State Colleges.

7109-0100
For Bridgewater State College; provided, that not less than $245,814 shall be expended for the operation of the John Joseph Moakley Center for Technological Applications at Bridgewater State College; and provided further, that the initiative shall be conducted on the site of the college for the purposes of technological applications to classroom teaching and initiatives in distance learning and economic development in conjunction with business and industry in southeastern Massachusetts ........................................................................................................................... $29,536,751

7110-0100
For Fitchburg State College ....................................................................................................... $22,251,457

7112-0100
For Framingham State College; provided, that not less than $160,000 shall be expended for the regional economic research center; provided further, that $130,000 shall be expended for the operation of the commonwealths' global education centers .................................................................................................................................................. $18,444,192

7113-0100
For the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts ........................................................................... $11,021,585

The Governor disapproved this section:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:

7113-0105
For the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts; provided that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for capacity building at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in conjunction with a pilot wireless learning initiative in conjunction with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative; and provided further, that not less than $250,000 shall be expended for the assessment and evaluation of the higher education resources available to residents of Berkshire County ............................$500,000

7114-0100
For Salem State College ............................................................................................................ $29,375,729

7114-0101
For a reserve for the operation and maintenance costs associated with the acquisition of the GTE/Sylvania property located in the city of Salem .................................................................................................................... $701,383

The Governor disapproved this section:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:

7114-0105
For the aquaculture program at Salem State College established pursuant to section 274 of chapter 38 of the acts of 1995 .................................................................................................................................................. $200,000

7115-0100
For Westfield State College ....................................................................................................... $18,439,563

7116-0100
For Worcester State College ..................................................................................................... $18,628,557

7116-0101
For the Latino Education Institute at Worcester State College .................................................... $200,000

The Governor disapproved this section:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:

7116-0105
For a matching grant for improvements to rockwood field located at Worcester State College; provided, that said match shall be one dollar of private funds for every dollar of state funds raised through alumni contributions; provided, that no funds shall be expended until an equal or greater amount has been raised through alumni contribution and committed by Worcester State College foundation for said project; and provided further, that said college shall work with the city of Worcester ............................$125,000

7117-0100
For the Massachusetts College of Art ........................................................................................ $9,071,228

7118-0100
For the Massachusetts Maritime Academy; provided further, that $325,000 shall be expended for a design construction grant to develop an alternative energy source with Massachusetts Technology Collaborative ....... $9,733,263

Community Colleges.

7502-0100
For Berkshire Community College ............................................................................................. $7,725,620

7503-0100
For Bristol Community College .................................................................................................. $12,425,614

7504-0100
For Cape Cod Community College; provided, that not less than $35,000 be expended for a feasibility study on student housing on campus to address both lack of affordable housing and workforce shortages in the region ............................................................................$9,133,600

7504-0101
For the operation of an environmental technology, education, and job training partnership through the Cape Cod Community College; provided, that the college shall coordinate said partnership with the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth; provided further, that the initiative shall be conducted at the Massachusetts military reservation, or at any site on Cape Cod determined by the college to be suitable for the purposes of on-site education and training in the use of alternative technologies to clean up designated superfund sites; provided further, that preference shall be given to local applicants; and provided further, that the executive office of environmental affairs and the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth shall participate in the testing and evaluation of innovative technologies ............................................................................$111,994

7505-0100
For Greenfield Community College ............................................................................................ $7,453,556

7506-0100
For Holyoke Community College; provided, that funds may be expended for the operation of the Holyoke Home Information Center .................................................................................................................... $14,674,492

7507-0100
For Massachusetts Bay Community College .............................................................................. $11,443,374

7508-0100
For Massasoit Community College ............................................................................................ $15,950,502

7509-0100
For Mount Wachusett Community College; provided, that $100,000 shall be expended for the Latino education and family development program ................................................................................................................ $9,291,583

7510-0100
For Northern Essex Community College .................................................................................... $15,163,084

7511-0100
For North Shore Community College, including the post secondary programs of the Essex Agricultural and Technical Institute operated by North Shore Community College ............................................................... $16,541,568

The Governor disapproved this section:
7511-0101
For the establishment and administration of the public policy institute and resource center at North Shore Community College ..................................................................................................................................... $250,000

7512-0100
For Quinsigamond Community College ...................................................................................... $11,956,456

7514-0100
For Springfield Technical Community College ............................................................................ $18,842,171

7514-0102
For the Massachusetts Center for Telecommunications and Information Technology through the Springfield Technical Community College Assistance Corporation, as established by section 125 of chapter 273 of the acts of 1994; provided, that the amount appropriated in this item shall include, but not be limited to, operating and maintaining cable television programming, distance learning curricula, telecommunications-intensive company facilities, and a small business incubator; provided further, that funds shall be allocated for a reserve for the operation and maintenance expenses incurred by Springfield Technical Community College associated with the acquisition of the Digital property; provided further, that the college may expend revenues in an amount not to exceed $575,000 received from rent, utility, and other charges for the operation and maintenance of the property; and provided further, that funds shall be encumbered for an emergency reserve for unanticipated operating and maintenance expenses of Springfield Technical Community College in the acquisition of the Digital property ......................................................................................................................... $535,206

7515-0100
For Roxbury Community College .............................................................................................. $8,827,356

7515-0120
For the operation of the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College ............................................................................$700,000

7515-0121
For the Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center at Roxbury Community College; provided, that the college may expend an amount not to exceed $529,843 received from fees, rentals, and facility expenses associated with the running and operation of national track meets, high school track meets, high school dual meets, Roxbury Community College athletic events, other special athletic events, conferences, meetings, and programs; and provided further, that only expenses for contracted services associated with these events shall be funded from this item ............................................. $529,843

7516-0100
For Middlesex Community College ............................................................................................ $15,403,816

7518-0100
For Bunker Hill Community College; provided, that $108,000 shall be obligated for the life focus center ............................................................................ $15,722,114

7520-0424
For a health and welfare reserve for eligible personnel employed at the community and state colleges ............................................................................$4,382,445

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND HOMELAND SECURITY.

Office of the Secretary.

The Governor reduced the following item by $75,000 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
8000-0000
For the office of the secretary, including the administration of the committee on criminal justice, the highway safety bureau to provide matching funds for a federal planning and administration grant pursuant to 23 U.S.C. section 402, and the hate crimes awareness program; provided, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the creation of an undersecretary of forensic services and forensic support services; provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be expended to provide additional Milton Police patrols for the portion of the Neponset River bicycle path in the town of Milton; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for a commission to be known as the State Resilience Development and Anti-Terrorism Commission which shall be comprised of 5 members who shall be appointed by the Inspector General; provided further, that the commission shall be responsible for researching, developing, and coordinating resilience-building programs and protocols, including, but not limited to, risk communication protocols, community strategies to maximize public adherence to disaster contingency plans, training for teachers and school personnel to guide students through disasters and tools for first responders to maximize their effectiveness during and after a crisis; provided further, that the commission shall approve and audit all state, local and regional programs and ensure that all state, local and federal funding and grants are appropriately expended; provided further, that the commission shall analyze state and local preparedness for terrorism to ensure that the state public health infrastructure is prepared to adequately respond to the psychological and physical consequences across a continuum of possible terrorism events; provided further, that the commission shall ensure that state and local disaster planners address psychological and physical consequences in their planning and preparedness and in their response to pre-event, event and post-event phases of terrorist attacks; provided further, that due consideration shall be given to needs associated with different types of terrorism events and to needs for various segments of the population; provided further, that due consideration shall also be given to providing adequate state and local prioritization and funding of resources and support for psychological preparedness and response.; provided further, that the commission shall develop strategies for encouraging state public health and mental health agencies to closely collaborate in the development of integrated, science-based programs and protocols designed to increase psychological resilience and mitigate distress reactions and maladaptive behaviors to a conventional, biological, chemical or radiological attack in the commonwealth; provided further, that the commission may hire staff, contract and enter into agreements for the operation of the commission; and provided further, that the commission may seek grants and other funding sources for the operation of the commission .................................................................................................................................................. $1,951,429

General Fund ................................................................................................................. 15.0%
Highway Fund ............................................................................................................... 85.0%

8000-0010
For community policing grants to be administered by the executive office of public safety; provided, that no such grants shall be awarded to the department of state police; provided further, that any community earmarked to receive funds in item 8000-0010, in section 2, of chapter 26 of the acts of 2003, including funds allocated by section 67 of chapter 140 of the acts of 2003, shall receive 100 per cent of the amount so earmarked in fiscal year 2005; provided further, that grants shall only be expended on items that are related to community policing activities, programs, purchases or construction; provided further, that grant funds shall not be expended on food and beverages, recruit training academy tuition, salaries and benefits for non-community policing personnel and payments for non-related overtime; and provided further, that not later than March 15, 2005 the executive office of public safety shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the amount of grants awarded to these grant recipients and descriptions of these grants ............................................................................$20,267,596

8000-0040
For police career incentives to reimburse certain cities and towns for career incentive salary increases for police officers .................................................................................................................................................. $46,092,122

8000-0060
For the costs associated with implementation of chapter 228 of the acts of 2000; provided, that the secretary of public safety may allocate funds appropriated in this item to agencies within the executive office of public safety ............................................................................$150,000

8000-0202
For the purchase and distribution of sexual assault evidence collection kits .................................. $55,861

8000-2004
For security costs provided by the executive office of public safety; provided, that the executive office may collect an amount not to exceed $11,000,000 from the city of Boston in reimbursements for the purpose of funding security costs associated only with hosting the Democratic National Convention ................................................................ $11,000,000

Office of Chief Medical Examiner

8000-0105
For the operation of the office of the chief medical examiner established pursuant to chapter 38 of the General Laws; provided, that not less than $850,000 shall be expended for toxicology testing and results ........... $6,126,377

8000-0106
For the operation and related costs of the state police crime laboratory; provided, that the agency shall enter into agreements with the various district attorneys to provide forensic services for criminal cases brought forth by the commonwealth; provided further, that the agency shall contract with a public institution to conduct testing for criminal cases; and provided further, that the practices and procedures of the state police crime laboratory shall be informed by the recommendations of the Forensic Sciences Advisory Board ....................................................................................... $6,232,118

8000-0122
The office of the chief medical examiner may expend for its operations an amount not to exceed $1,000,000 in revenues collected from fees for services provided by the chief medical examiner; provided, that notwithstanding any general or special laws to the contrary, for the purposes of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the agency may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ............................................................................$1,000,000

Criminal History Systems Board.

8000-0110
For the operation of the criminal history systems board; provided, that the board shall fund 1 administrative assistant who shall be employed in the victim services unit of the board for the continued and enhanced operation of the post-conviction victim and witness certification program operated pursuant to chapter
258B and clause (c) of the first paragraph of section 172 of chapter 6 of the General Laws; provided further, that said victim services position shall be in addition to any such positions approved as of February 1, 1998; provided further, that not more than $75,000 shall be expended for the purpose of enabling local housing authorities access to criminal offense information when qualifying applicants for state-assisted housing; provided further, that the board shall, not later than September 30, 2004, adopt regulations to: a) assure that the distribution of criminal offender record information relates to the individual for whom the request has been made, b) afford practical assistance in corrections to an criminal offender record information report to an individual who submits evidence to the board that one or more charges in a criminal offender record information report distributed by the board and purportedly relating to that individual, in fact, do not relate to that individual, c) limit the distribution of criminal offender record information to conviction data and data regarding any pending criminal charge, except as otherwise authorized by law, and d) require that any entity other that a criminal justice agency that receives a criminal offender record information report from the board as to an individual and, as a result of that report, is inclined to make an adverse decision as to the individual, shall, before making a final decision, afford the individual an opportunity to dispute the accuracy and relevance of the criminal offender record information report; and provided further, that not later than February 28, 2005, the board shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing. the steps the board has taken to implement the preceding proviso and the success of those steps in improving the accuracy of the criminal offender record information system ...................................................................................................................................... $2,560,647

Highway Fund ............................................................................................................... 50.0%
General Fund ................................................................................................................. 50.0%

8000-0180
For the implementation of the Massachusetts instant recording and check system ........................ $400,000

8000-0190
For a retained revenue account for the criminal history systems board; provided, that said board may expend not more than $185,000 from fees collected for criminal offender record information requests; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system .............................................. $185,000

8000-1122
For the telecommunications and information technology costs of the criminal history systems board; provided, that no funds provided in this item shall be expended in the KK subsidiary ...................................................... $2,842,661

Sex Offender Registry Board.

8000-0125
For the operation of the sex offender registry program, including, but not limited to, the costs of maintaining a computerized registry system and the classification of persons subject to the registry ......................................... $3,596,891

8000-0225
The sex offender registry board may expend an amount not to exceed $750,000 from revenues collected from sex offender registration fees for the purpose of expediting the final classification of sex offenders and reducing the current case backlog; provided, that $200,000 shall be expended for interagency service agreements between the sex offender registry board and the various district attorneys in order to defray the costs incurred by said district attorneys from proceedings relative to the civil commitment of sexually dangerous persons including, but not limited to, probable cause hearings and trials initiated pursuant to sections 12 through 15, inclusive, of chapter 123A of the General Laws ................... $750,000

State Police.

The Governor reduced the following item by $2,328,946 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
8100-0000
For the administration and operation of the department of state police; provided, that the department shall expend funds from this item for the purposes of maximizing federal grants for the operation of a counter-terrorism unit; provided further, that the department shall maintain the division of field services which shall include, but not be limited to, the bureau of metropolitan district operations; provided further, that not fewer than 40 officers may be provided to the department of conservation and recreation for the purpose of patrolling the watershed property of the department of conservation and recreation; provided further, that funds shall be expended from this item for the administration and operation of an automated fingerprint identification system and the motor carrier safety assistance program; provided further, that not fewer than 5 officers shall be provided to the disabled persons protection commission for the purpose of investigating cases of criminal abuse; provided further, that the department shall enter into an interagency agreement with the department of conservation and recreation to provide police coverage on department properties and parkways; provided further, that the creation of a new or the expansion of the existing statewide communications network shall include the office of law enforcement in the executive office of environmental affairs department of fisheries, wildlife and environmental law enforcement at no cost to, or compensation from, that office; provided further, that not less than $2,328,946 shall be expended for the payroll costs of the state police directed patrols; provided further, that any community that was selected to receive earmarked funds in fiscal year 2004 shall receive 100 per cent of the amount so earmarked in fiscal year 2005; provided further, that not less than $750,000 shall be expended to curb gang-related activities in the cities of Boston, Brockton, Chelsea, Lawrence, Revere, Springfield and Worcester; and provided further, that the department may expend funds appropriated in this item for the administration of budgetary, procurement, fiscal, human resources, payroll and other administrative services of the office of the chief medical examiner, the criminal justice training council and the criminal history systems board .................... $196,375,102

Highway Fund ............................................................................................................. 88.20%
General Fund ............................................................................................................... 11.80%

8100-0006
For private police details; provided, that the department may expend up to $13,500,000 in revenues collected from fees charged for private police details and for the costs of administering such details; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department of state police may incur, and the comptroller may certify for payment, expenses and liabilities during fiscal year 2005 to be charged to this item in an amount not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system for the purposes stated in this item to accommodate the delayed receipt of revenues authorized to be retained in this item during fiscal year 2005 ............................................................................$13,500,000

8100-0007
For the overtime of State police officers including the operation of the drug enforcement task force; provided, that the department shall furnish, on a quarterly and annual basis, a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means outlining by category, division and cost in which overtime hours were worked; provided further, that the report shall also include a calculation reviewing the reduced number of overtime hours worked and savings to the department resulting from 2 new state police classes pursuant to item 8100-0515 ................................................................. $11,060,782

Highway Fund ............................................................................................................. 88.20%
General Fund ............................................................................................................... 11.80%

8100-0011
The department of state police may expend an amount not to exceed $3,600,000 for certain police activities provided pursuant to agreements authorized in this item; provided, that for fiscal year 2005, the superintendent of the state police may enter into service agreements with the commanding officer or other person in charge of a military reservation of the United States located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Development Finance Agency, established in chapter 23G of the General Laws; provided further, that such agreements shall establish the responsibilities pertaining to the operation and maintenance of police services including, but not limited to: (1) provisions governing payment to the department for the cost of regular salaries, overtime, retirement and other employee benefits; and (2) provisions governing payment to the department for the cost of furnishings and equipment necessary to provide such police services; provided further, that the department may charge any recipients of police services for the cost of such services, as authorized by this item; provided further, that the department may retain the revenue so received and expend such revenue as necessary pursuant to this item to provide the agreed level of services; provided further, that said superintendent may enter into service agreements as may be necessary to enhance the protection of persons, as well as assets and infrastructure located within the commonwealth, from possible external threat or activity, provided that such agreements shall establish the responsibilities pertaining to the operation and maintenance of police services including, but not limited to: (1) provisions governing payment to the department for the cost of regular salaries, overtime, retirement and other employee benefits; and (2) provisions governing payment to the department for the cost of equipment necessary to provide such police services; provided further, that the department may charge any recipients of police services for the cost of such services, as authorized by this item; provided further, that the department may retain the revenue so received and expend such revenue as necessary pursuant to this item to provide the agreed level of services; provided further, that the superintendent may expend from this item costs associated with joint federal and state law enforcement activities from federal reimbursements received therefore; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate ............................................................................$3,600,000

Highway Fund ............................................................................................................. 100.0%

8100-0020
The department of state police may expend an amount not to exceed $150,329 in fees charged for the use of the statewide telecommunications system for the maintenance of the system ..................................................... $150,329

8100-0101
For auto etching fees; provided, that the department may expend up to a maximum of $17,980 in revenues collected from fees for services performed through the auto etching program ..................................................... $17,980

8100-0515
For the training and related costs of 2 new state police classes of not more than 300 recruits ....... $6,900,000

Criminal Justice Training Council.

8200-0200
For the operation of veteran, reserve and in-service training programs conducted by the Massachusetts criminal justice training council; provided, that the council shall expend not less than $250,000 in accordance with chapter 30B of the General Laws, for training and technical assistance for chiefs of police and administrative or command personnel by: a) a combination of training manuals, seminars, computer based training and distance learning; b) research, drafting and mailing of monthly articles and presentations on legal and administration topics; c) training presentations during and following monthly meetings of policy chiefs; d) e-mail, toll-free consultation to chiefs on administrative issues and follow-up on seminar topics; e) a state-wide 3 day training conference on management, legal and leadership issues; provided further, that under no circumstances shall any expenditures authorized by this item be charged to item 8200-0222; and provided further, that no expenditures shall be made, on or after the effective date of this act, which would cause the commonwealth's obligation for the purpose of this item to exceed the amount appropriated in this item ....................................... $2,496,050

8200-0222
The criminal justice training council may collect and expend an amount not to exceed $1,161,500 for the purposes of providing training to new recruits; provided, that the council shall charge $2,300 per recruit for the training; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the criminal justice training council shall charge a fee of $2,300 per person for training programs operated by the council for all persons who begin training on or after July 1, 2004; provided further, that the fee shall be retained and expended by the council; provided further, that the trainee, or, if the trainee is a recruit, the municipality in which the recruit shall serve, shall provide the fee in full to the council no later than the first day of orientation for the program in which such trainee or recruit has enrolled; provided further, that no recruit or person shall begin training unless the municipality or the person has provided the fee in full to the council; provided further, that for recruits of municipalities, upon the completion of the program, the municipality shall deduct the fee from the recruit's wages in 23 equal monthly installments, unless otherwise negotiated between the recruit and the municipality in which the recruit shall serve; provided further, that if a recruit withdraws from the training program before graduation, the council shall refund the municipality in which the recruit was to have served a portion of the fee according to the following schedule: if a recruit withdraws from the program before the start of week two, 75 per cent of the payment shall be refunded; if a recruit withdraws from the program after the start of week 2 but before the start of week 3, 50 per cent of the fee shall be refunded; if a recruit withdraws from the program after the start of week 3 but before the start of week 4, 25 per cent of the fee shall be refunded; if a recruit withdraws after the start of week 4, the fee shall not be refunded; provided further, that a recruit who withdraws from the program shall pay the municipality in which he was to have served the difference between the fee and the amount forfeited by the municipality according to the schedule; provided further, that the schedule shall also apply to trainees other than recruits who enroll in the program; provided further, that no expenditures shall be charged to this item that are not directly related to new recruit training; provided further, that no expenditures shall be charged to this item that are related to chief, veteran, in-service, or reserve training, or any training not directly related to new recruits; provided further, that the council shall submit a report on the status of recruit training, including the number of classes, start and end dates of each class, total number of recruits enrolled and graduating in each class, cost per recruit and cost per class for fiscal years 2004 and 2005; provided further, that said report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than January 1, 2005; and provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the council may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payments not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ..................................................................................................................... $1,161,500

Department of Public Safety.

8311-1000
For the administration of the department of public safety, including the board of building regulations and standards and the architectural access board; provided, that the department may charge fees for permitting the operation of amusement devices and to support the department's participation in the National Council for Amusement and Recreational Equipment Safety; provided further, that the department may charge fees for amusement operator certification; and provided further, that the salaries of the commissioner and the deputy commissioner of the department of public safety shall be paid from this item .................................................................................................................................................. $1,023,359

8315-1000
For the administrative costs of the division of inspections; provided, that the expenses of the state boxing commission shall be paid from this item; provided further, that a doctor's certificate from another state shall be accepted as evidence of an eye examination; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item for the salaries of the commissioner or deputy commissioner of public safety; provided further, that the department shall employ not less than 46.5 full-time equivalent elevator inspectors, including an additional engineer inspector; provided further, that such additional engineer inspector's duties shall include, but not be limited to, administering pipefitter license examinations; provided further, that such an additional engineer inspector and elevator inspectors shall be regular state employees compensated from the AA subsidiary of this item; provided further, that such additional engineer inspector position shall be in addition to any such positions added during fiscal year 1995; provided further, that the division shall develop reasonable rules or promulgate regulations for the granting of hardship fee exemptions to certain owners or persons in control of a building or domicile in which an elevator is operated; provided further, that the division shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the elevator inspection backlog not later than October 1, 2004; provided further, that the division shall develop an electronic database that shall include, but not be limited to, the location and a categorical classification of buildings in which inspections are conducted; and provided further, that the division shall inspect all elevators in the state house and the McCormack office building ..................................................................................................................................... $4,432,672

8315-1020
The department of public safety may expend an amount not to exceed $850,000 in revenues collected from fees for annual elevator inspections; provided, that not less than $700,000 shall be expended to employ inspectors for the purposes of addressing the existing elevator inspection backlog; provided further, that the department shall make efforts to employ inspectors that will perform overnight and weekend inspections as their regular work shift; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ........................................................................................................ $850,000

8315-1025
The department of public safety may collect and expend an amount not to exceed $80,000 for the purposes of providing state building code training and courses for instruction; provided, that the agency may charge fees for the classes and education materials associated with administering training; and provided further, that for the purposes of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ..................................................................... $80,000

Department of Fire Services.

8324-0000
For the administration of the department of fire services, including the state fire marshal's office, the hazardous materials emergency response program and the Massachusetts firefighting academy, including the Massachusetts fire training council certification program, municipal and non-municipal fire training, and expenses of the council; provided, that the fire training program shall use the split days option; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item for the administration of the department of fire services, the state fire marshal's office and the Massachusetts firefighting academy shall be assessed upon insurance companies writing fire, homeowners multiple peril or commercial multiple peril policies on property situated in the commonwealth and paid within 30 days after receiving notice of such assessment from the commissioner of insurance; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, 100 per cent of the amount appropriated in this item for the operation of the hazardous materials emergency response program shall be assessed upon insurance companies writing commercial multiple peril, non-liability portion, policies on property situated in the commonwealth and commercial auto liability policies as referenced in line 5.1 and line 19.4, respectively, in the most recent annual statement on file with the commissioner of insurance; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, funds scheduled in the PP subsidiary, pursuant to section 27 of chapter 29 of the General Laws for this item in fiscal year 2005 shall not be transferred to any other subsidiary in said fiscal year; provided further, that not more than 10 per cent of the amount designated for the arson prevention program shall be expended for the administrative cost of the program; provided further, that the expenses of the board of fire prevention regulations, pursuant to section 4 of chapter 22D of the General Laws, shall be paid from this item; provided further, that the expenses of the fire safety commission shall be paid from this item; provided further, that $25,000 shall be expended for the costs of operating the Fire Starters program by the Plymouth County juvenile court; and provided further, that not less than $100,000 be expended for the administration of a statewide program to provide for critical incident stress intervention for the fire departments of the cities, towns, and fire districts of the commonwealth including, but not limited to, consultant services, training, equipment, and supplies ........................ $9,127,208

8324-1101
For the costs of the department for the enforcement of underground storage tank compliance standards set forth in sections 38B to 38I, inclusive, of chapter 148 of the General Laws and the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto

$106,240

Registry of Motor Vehicles.

The Governor reduced the following item by $110,000 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
8400-0001
For the administration and operation of the registry of motor vehicles, including the title division and including all rent and related parking and utility expenses of the registry; provided, that the positions of administrative assistant to the registrar, legislative assistant, executive assistant to the registrar and the director of employee relations shall not be subject to civil service laws and rules; provided further, that all expenditures related to computer automation shall be subject to satisfactory quarterly reviews by the information technology division and pursuant to schedules by the division; provided further, that 40 per cent of the costs of personnel services associated with the registry computer, which reflects the proportionate use of the computer by the merit rating board, shall be assessed to insurance companies doing motor vehicle insurance business within the commonwealth, pursuant to section 183 of chapter 6 of the General Laws; provided further, that the registry may operate a full-service branch in the town of Southbridge; provided further, that the registry shall operate an office in the city of Fall River; provided further, that not less than $110,000 shall be expended to operate a license express office in the city of Lynn; provided further, that the registry may operate a full service office in the town of Milford to be operated 5 days a week; provided further, the registry shall operate a license express office in the town of Walpole; provided further, that the registry shall operate a license express office in the town of Falmouth; provided further, that said registry may operate a full-service office in the city of Lowell; provided further, that said registry may operate a license express office in the Grove Hall neighborhood in the city of Boston; provided further, that the registry shall operate an office in the city of Taunton and the town of Plymouth which shall handle license business, learner's permits, road testing and full service registration business to the general public; provided further, that the registry shall establish and maintain a record of all vehicles leased within the commonwealth for a period longer than 30 days; provided further, that such record shall include, but not be limited to, the names and addresses of the lessor and the lessee; provided further, that the registry shall take all steps necessary to improve customer service within existing resources; and provided further, that the registry may operate within the Springfield branch a one stop international registration plan office for truck registrations to serve the counties of Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin and Berkshire ............................................................................................................................ $45,860,316

Highway Fund ............................................................................................................. 100.0%

8400-0016
For the operation of the motorcycle safety program .................................................................... $185,691

8400-0024
Notwithstanding section 2 of chapter 280 of the General Laws, the registry of motor vehicles may expend not more than $3,000,000 of revenue collected pursuant to chapter 90C of the General Laws from assessments for civil motor vehicle infractions; provided, that the amount of this expenditure shall be subtracted from the amount that otherwise would be credited to the Highway Fund pursuant to said section
2 of said chapter 280 and shall not affect nor alter the amounts of payments made to cities and towns pursuant to said section 2 of said chapter 280; provided further, that the registry of motor vehicles shall work with the office of the state comptroller to participate in the state's intercept program; and provided further, that no costs payable in the AA subsidiary shall be charged to this item ........................... $3,000,000

8400-0033
The registry of motor vehicles may expend revenues collected up to a maximum of $3,500,000 from the fees charged for driver record access, operating under the influence reinstatement and registration reinstatement; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the registry may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payments amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system; provided further, that all expenditures related to computer automation shall be subject to satisfactory quarterly reviews by the information technology division and pursuant to schedules prepared by the division; provided further, that 40 per cent of the costs of personnel services associated with the registry computer, which reflects the proportionate use of said computer by the merit rating board, shall be assessed to insurance companies doing motor vehicle insurance business within the commonwealth, pursuant to section 183 of chapter 6 of the General Laws; and provided further, that no costs payable in the AA subsidiary shall be charged to this item.......................................... $3,500,000

8400-0222
The registry of motor vehicles may expend not more than $3,500,000 from revenues collected from registry renewal fees for the purpose of maintaining registry services ................................................................................ $3,500,000

Merit Rating Board.

8400-0100
For the operation of the safe driver insurance plan authorized pursuant to section 113B of chapter 175 of the General Laws, including the rent, related parking and utility expenses of the merit rating board; provided, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, no safe driver insurance plan shall require the payment of an unsafe driver point surcharge for the first offense for non-criminal, motor vehicle traffic violations as described in chapter 90C of the General Laws ............................................................................................................................ $8,476,610
Highway Fund ............................................................................................................. 100.0%

Military Division.

8700-0001
For the operation of the military division, including the offices of the adjutant general and state quartermaster, the operation of the armories, the camp Curtis Guild rifle range and certain national guard aviation facilities; provided, that notwithstanding chapter 30 of the General Laws, certain military personnel in the military division may be paid salaries according to military pay grades; and provided further, that the adjutant general shall maintain a roster of Massachusetts veterans as directed by section 15 of chapter 33 of the General Laws ........................................................................... $5,381,100

8700-1140
The state quartermaster may expend an amount not to exceed $400,000 from revenues collected for the purposes described in this item; provided, that the state quartermaster may expend from fees collected for the non-military rental or use of armories for the costs of utilities and maintenance; provided, that the state quartermaster may expend an amount not to exceed $250,000 for salaries, subsistence, quarters, and associated costs for national guard soldiers ordered to perform state missions pursuant to chapter 33 of the General Laws, from revenues resulting from the acceptance of funds from any person, governmental entity or non-governmental entity to defray such expenses ......................... $400,000

Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency.

8800-0001
For the operations of the Massachusetts emergency management agency; provided, that expenditures from this item shall be contingent upon the prior approval of the proper federal authorities ............................................. $751,581

8800-0100
For the nuclear safety preparedness program of the Massachusetts emergency management agency; provided, that the costs of the program, including fringe benefits and indirect costs, shall be assessed upon Nuclear Regulatory Commission licensees operating nuclear power generating facilities in the commonwealth; provided further, that the department of telecommunications and energy shall develop an equitable method of apportioning such assessments among such licensees; and provided further, that such assessments shall be paid during the current fiscal year as provided by the department
............................................................................$388,855

8800-0200
For the Seabrook nuclear safety preparedness and radiological emergency response plan evaluations program; provided, that the cost of the program, including associated fringe benefits and indirect costs, shall be assessed on electric companies in the commonwealth which own, in whole or in part, or purchase power from, nuclear power plants located outside the commonwealth whose nuclear power plant areas, as defined in section 2B of chapter 639 of the acts of 1950, include communities located within the commonwealth and shall be credited to the General Fund; provided further, that the department of telecommunications and energy shall develop an equitable method of apportioning such assessments among the licensees; provided further, that such assessments shall be paid during the current fiscal year as provided by the department; provided further, that for the purposes of this item, "electric companies" shall mean all persons, firms, associations and private corporations which own or operate works or a distributing plant for the manufacture and sale or distribution and sale of electricity within the commonwealth; and provided further, that the term "electric company" shall not include municipalities or municipal light plants ............................................................................. $269,473

8800-0300
For environmental monitoring of the nuclear power plant in Seabrook, New Hampshire including a continuous real-time radiological monitoring system for Massachusetts cities and towns located within the emergency planning zone of the nuclear power plant; provided, that the cost of this item, including any applicable fringe benefits and indirect costs, shall be assessed on electric companies in Massachusetts which own, in whole or in part, or purchase power from the Seabrook nuclear power plant; provided further, that the department of telecommunications and energy shall develop an equitable method of apportioning such assessments among the licensees; provided further, that such assessments shall be paid during the current fiscal year as provided by the department; provided further, that for the purposes of said item, electric companies shall be defined as all persons, firms, associations and private corporations which own or operate works or distribute electricity in the commonwealth; provided further, that the term "electric companies" shall not include municipalities or municipal light plants; and provided further, that the department shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 1, 2005 the results of the monitoring project between the department and the citizens monitoring group, including but not limited to, the reasons for increases and decreases in radiation levels ..................................... $90,356

Department of Correction.

The Governor reduced the following item by $2,658,500 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
8900-0001
For the operation of the commonwealth's department of correction; provided, that the department shall expend not less than $1,008,500 to cities and towns hosting facilities; provided further, that one-half of the number of inmates incarcerated at Souza Baranowski correctional center shall be deemed to be incarcerated within a correctional facility in the town of Shirley and one-half shall be deemed to be incarcerated within a correctional facility in the town of Lancaster; provided further, that before closing any correctional facility, the commissioner of corrections and the secretary of public safety shall report to the committees on ways and means and public safety on the per-inmate cost of incarceration in the closing facility, and the per-inmate cost in the facilities to which inmates will be moved; provided further, the commissioner of corrections and the secretary of public safety shall report to the committees on ways and means and public safety before January 1 of each year the point score compiled by the department of correction's objective classification system for all prisoners confined in each prison operated by the department; provided further, that not less than $875,000 shall be provided for emergency safety equipment grants; provided further, that not less than $40,000 shall be provided for the Dismas House, so called; provided further, that not less $200,000 shall be provided for the Aid to Incarcerated Mothers organization; provided further, that the department shall expend not less than $500,000 to the community hosting the facility at Cedar Junction; provided further, that the department may expend funds appropriated herein for the administration of budgetary, procurement, fiscal, human resources, payroll and other administrative services of the military division, the Massachusetts parole board and the sex offender registry board; provided further, that not less than $75,000 shall be expended for the 5-A program in the Springfield; provided further, that funds shall be expended on the Neil Houston House; and provided further, that the department may expend up to $1,000,000 for the commissioner of probation to implement at a global positioning system utilizing tamper free ankle bracelets to track level 3 sex offenders actively on parole .................... $429,624,325

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
8900-0010
For prison industries and farm services; provided, that the commissioner of correction shall submit quarterly financial reports detailing revenues generated and expended, to the house and senate committees on ways and means ............................................................................$2,783,521

8900-0011
For a prison industries and farm services revenue retention account; provided, that the department may expend an amount not to exceed $2,600,000 from revenues collected from the sale of products, for materials, supplies, equipment, maintenance of facilities and compensation of employees of the program; and provided further, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter
29 of the General Laws and recorded on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system ........................................................................................................................ $2,600,000

8900-0045
The department of correction may expend for the operation of the department, including personnel-related expenses, an amount not to exceed $3,000,000 from revenues received from federal inmate reimbursements; provided, that $900,000 from said reimbursements shall not be available for expenditure and shall be deposited in the General Fund prior to the retention by the department of any said reimbursements; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system .................................................................................................................................................. $3,000,000

County Corrections.

The Governor reduced the following item by $1,950,000 and disapproved certain wording.
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto.
8910-0000
For a reserve to fund county correctional programs; provided, that the funds appropriated in this item shall be distributed among the sheriffs departments of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket, Norfolk, Plymouth and Suffolk counties by the county government finance review board upon prior notification to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that funds appropriated in this item shall be in addition to and contingent on item 1599-7092; provided further, that funds made available to Plymouth county can be expended for operating and debt service costs associated with state inmates housed in the Plymouth county facility, pursuant to the provisions of clauses 3 and 4 of the Memorandum of Agreement signed May 14, 1992; provided further, that not less than $4,900,000 shall be provided to the sheriff department of Barnstable county to fund the operational expenses associated with the opening of a new correctional facility in fiscal year 2005; provided further, that Suffolk county may receive additional funding from the balance for county correction maintenance and operation expenses; provided further, that funds distributed from this item shall be paid to the treasurer of each county who shall place such funds in a separate account within the treasury of each such county; provided further, that the treasurer shall authorize temporary transfers into this account for operation and maintenance of jails and houses of correction in advance of receipt of the amount distributed by the commonwealth under this item; provided further, that upon receipt of the state distribution, the treasurer may transfer out of such account an amount equal to the funds so advanced; provided further, that all funds deposited in such accounts and any interest accruing thereto shall be used solely for the functions of the sheriffs' departments of the various counties including, but not limited to, maintenance and operation of jails and houses of correction, without further appropriation; provided further, that the sheriff's department of each county shall reimburse the county treasurer of each county for personnel-related expenses, with the exception of salaries, attributable to the operations of the sheriff's department of each county heretofore paid by the county including, but not limited to, the cost of employee benefits; provided further, that the spending plans required by this item shall be developed by the county government finance review board, in consultation with the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association; provided further, that in accordance with section 247 of chapter 38 of the acts of 1995, all spending plans shall be detailed by subsidiary and object code in accordance with the expenditure classification requirements promulgated by the comptroller; provided further, that such spending plans shall be accompanied by a delineation of all personnel employed by each county correctional facility including, but not limited to, position, title, classification, rank, grade, salary and full-time or part-time status; provided further, that such spending plans shall be accompanied by a delineation of all vehicles leased, owned or operated by each county sheriff; provided further, that no sheriff shall purchase any new vehicles or major equipment in fiscal year 2005 unless such purchase is made pursuant to a multicounty or regionalized collaborative procurement arrangement or unless such purchase is directly related to significant population increase or is otherwise necessary to address an immediate and unanticipated public safety crisis and is approved by the county government finance review board and the executive office of public safety; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions contained in this item, sheriffs may purchase "marked" prisoner transportation vans, upon notification to the county government finance review board; provided further, that notwithstanding any special law to the contrary, no county treasurer shall retain revenues derived by the sheriffs from commissions on telephone service provided to inmates or detainees; provided further, that the revenues shall be retained by the sheriffs not subject to further appropriation for use in a canteen fund; provided further, that the county government finance review board and the executive office of public safety shall identify and develop county correction expenditures which shall be reduced through shared contracts, regionalized services, bulk purchasing and other centralized procurement savings programs; provided further, that the daily count sheet for county facilities, compiled by the executive office of public safety, shall be filed with the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association not less than monthly; provided further, that all revenues including, but not limited to, revenue received from housing federal prisoners, United States Marshals, canteen revenues, inmate industries and work-crew revenues shall be tracked and reported quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association; provided further, that on or before August 15, 2004, each county sheriff shall submit a final spending plan for fiscal year 2005 to the county government finance review board and the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the level of resources deemed necessary for the operation of each county correctional facility and the expenditures which shall be reduced to remain within the appropriation; provided further, that failure by a county sheriff to comply with any provision of this item shall result in a reduction of subsequent quarterly payments to amounts consistent with a rate of expenditure of 95 per cent of the rate of expenditure for fiscal year 2004, as determined by the county government finance review board; provided further, that each sheriff shall submit to the executive office of public safety and the house and senate committees on ways and means copies of such spending plans not later than August 15, 2004; provided further, that on or before September 15, 2004, the county government finance review board shall have approved final fiscal year 2005 county correction budgets; provided further, that the county government finance review board shall provide the executive office of public safety and the house and senate committees on ways and means with copies of such approved budgets not later than October 15, 2004; provided further, that such budgets shall include distribution schedules for the final two quarters of fiscal year 2005 and such plans shall be used to make all subsequent quarterly distributions; provided further, that services shall be provided to the extent determined to be possible within the amount appropriated in this item and each sheriff shall make all necessary adjustments to ensure that expenditures do not exceed the appropriation; provided further, that each county shall expend during fiscal year 2005, for the operation of county jails and houses of correction and other statutorily authorized facilities and functions of the office of the sheriff, in addition to the amount distributed from this item, not less than 102.5 per cent of the amount expended in fiscal year 2004 for such purposes from own-source revenues, which shall not be less than 5 per cent of total county revenues including, but not limited to, amounts levied pursuant to sections 30 and 31 of chapter 35 of the General Laws and amounts provided pursuant to sections 11 to 13, inclusive, of chapter 64D of the General Laws; provided further, that in fiscal year 2005, those counties which have not met maintenance of effort obligations in prior fiscal years shall expend not less than the minimum contribution, as defined above from own-source revenues; provided further, that notwithstanding the provisions stated in this item, the maintenance of effort obligations for Suffolk county shall be 4 per cent of the total fiscal year 2005 Suffolk county correction operating budget as approved by the county government finance review board; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the deputy commissioner of local services shall certify on or before May 15, 2005 that all municipalities have appropriated and transferred to their respective county treasuries, not less than 102.5 per cent of the municipality's prior year obligations or minimum contributions as defined above, whichever is greater, for county corrections; provided further, that if a municipality fails to transfer such obligation, the deputy commissioner shall withhold an amount equal to the shortfall in the obligation due to the county from such municipality's fourth quarter local aid "cherry sheet" distribution, authorized from item 0611-5500 of section 2 and from funds made available from the State Lottery Fund distribution in section 3; provided further, that on or before August 1, 2004, the deputy commissioner shall report all such withholdings to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided further, that in fiscal year 2005, notwithstanding section 20A of chapter 59 of the General Laws, any county except Suffolk and Nantucket may increase its county tax for the fiscal year by an additional amount if the total amount of such additional county tax is approved by two-thirds of the cities and towns in the county, in towns by a majority vote of the town meeting or town council, and in cities by a majority vote of the city council or board of aldermen, with the approval of the mayor or manager; and provided further, that each sheriff funded from this item shall report on a monthly basis to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than September 30, 2004 ......................................................................................................................................... $133,668,218

8910-0002
For the administration of a sex offender warrant unit pilot program in the Barnstable County Sheriff's office; provided, that pursuant to provisions in this act, the unit shall support the regional cape cod sex offender management task force, provide address verification and maintain a regional sex offender database for local law enforcement ....... $152,000

8910-0003
For two regional behavioral evaluation and stabilization units to provide forensic mental health services within existing physical facilities for incarcerated persons in the care of correctional facilities in the Commonwealth; provided, that one unit shall be located in the former Hampden County to serve the needs of incarcerated persons in the care of the former Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester counties; provided further, that one unit shall be located in the former Middlesex County to serve the needs of incarcerated persons in the care of Barnstable, Bristol, Dukes, the former Essex, Nantucket, the former Middlesex, Norfolk, Plymouth, and Suffolk counties; provided further, that the services of the units shall be made available to incarcerated persons in the care of the department of correction; provided further, that the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association, in conjunction with the department of correction, shall prepare a report that shall include, but not be limited to, a) the number of incarcerated persons in facilities located in former and existing counties that were provided services in each unit, b) the number of incarcerated persons in department of correction facilities that were provided services in each unit, c) the alleviation in caseload at Bridgewater State Hospital associated with fewer incarcerated persons in the care of former and existing counties being attended to at said hospital and, d) the estimated and projected cost-savings in fiscal year 2005 to the sheriff departments and the department of correction associated with the regional units; provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than March 15, 2005; and provided further, that the department of mental health shall maintain monitoring and quality review functions of said units ................................................................................................................. $2,600,000

8910-0010
For the purpose of funding expenses for services provided to inmates of county correctional facilities by the department of public health Lemuel Shattuck hospital in fiscal year 2005; provided, that the department shall notify the county government finance review board and the comptroller of all such expenses; provided further, that not more than 30 days after receiving such notification, the board shall certify to the comptroller the amount of such expenses to be charged to this item; provided further, that upon receiving such certification, the comptroller shall effect the transfer of such amount from this item to item 4590-0903 in section 2B; and provided further, that such actual and projected payments shall be considered expenditures within each county spending plan and shall be reflected as such in proposed spending plans required by 8910-0000 in section 2 .................................................................................................................................. $1,300,000

Sheriffs.

The Governor reduced the following item by $797,200
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:
8910-0102
For the operation of the jail, house of correction and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of the former Hampden county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2004 ......................................................................................................................... $53,943,889

The Governor reduced the following item by $562,084
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:
8910-0105
For the operation of the jail, house of correction and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of the former Worcester county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2004 ......................................................................................................................... $38,034,321

The Governor reduced the following item by $718,534
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:
8910-0107
For the operation of the jail, house of correction and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of the former Middlesex county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2004 ......................................................................................................................... $48,620,821

The Governor reduced the following item by $6,045,400
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:
8910-0108
For the operation of the jail, house of correction and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of the former Franklin county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2004 ..................................................................................................................................... $6,136,081

The Governor reduced the following item by $10,180,467
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:
8910-0110
For the operation of the jail, house of correction and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of the former Hampshire county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2004 ......................................................................................................................... $10,430,689

The Governor reduced the following item by $12,652,543
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:
8910-0145
For the operation of the jail, house of correction, and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of the former Berkshire county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2004 ......................................................................................................................... $12,842,331

8910-0160
For a retained revenue account for the Middlesex sheriff's department for reimbursements from the federal government for costs associated with the incarceration of federal inmates at the Billerica house of correction; provided, that the department may expend for the operation of the department and for renovation of a new training facility and one-time capital maintenance issues at the Billerica house of correction an amount not to exceed $850,000 from revenues collected from the incarceration of federal inmates; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefore as reported in the state accounting system; and provided further, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system ............................................................................. $850,000

8910-0188
The Franklin sheriff's department may expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $1,300,000 from revenues received from federal inmate reimbursements; provided, that $300,000 from the reimbursements shall not be available for expenditure and shall be deposited in the General Fund at a rate of the first $75,000 of each quarter before the retention by the department of any said reimbursements; provided further, that the quarterly payments shall total $300,000 in fiscal year 2005; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefore as reported in the state accounting system ............................... $1,300,000

8910-0445
The Berkshire sheriff's department may expend an amount not to exceed $150,000 from revenues generated from the operation of the Berkshire County Communication Center's 911 dispatch operations and other law enforcement related activities, including the Berkshire County Sheriff prison industries program; provided, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system ...................................................................................................................................... $150,000

The Governor the following item by $39,114,291
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:
8910-0619
For the operation of the jail, house of correction and any other statutorily authorized facilities and functions under the administration of the office of the sheriff of the former Essex county; provided, that the sheriff shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the average monthly inmate population in the county starting not later than August 1, 2004 ..................................................................................................................................... $39,701,005

8910-0888
For a prison industries revenue retention account for the Franklin sheriff's department; provided, that the department may expend any amount not to exceed $100,000 from revenues collected from the sale and production of printed materials manufactured at the sheriff department's print shop; provided further, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system ............................................................................$100,000

8910-1000
For a prison industries revenue retention account for the Hampden sheriff's department; provided, that the department may expend any amount not to exceed $600,000 from revenues collected from the sale of products, for materials, supplies, equipment, maintenance of facilities, reimbursement for community service projects and compensation of employees of the program; and provided further, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded on the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system ............................. $600,000

8910-1100
For a prison industries revenue retention account for the Middlesex sheriff's department; provided, that the department may expend an amount not to exceed $75,000 for revenues collected from the sale of products, for materials, supplies, equipment, maintenance of facilities and compensation of employees of the program; and provided further, that all expenditures from this item shall be subject to chapter 29 of the General Laws and recorded in the Massachusetts management accounting and reporting system ............................................................................. $75,000

8910-1111
The Hampshire sheriff's department may expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $163,000 from revenues received from federal inmate reimbursements; provided, that $150,000 from the reimbursements shall not be available for expenditure and shall be deposited into the General Fund at a rate of the first $35,500 of each quarter before the retention by the department of any of these reimbursements; provided further, that the quarterly payments shall total $150,000 in fiscal year 2005; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ........ $163,000

8910-2222
The Hampden sheriff's department may expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $320,000 from revenues received from federal inmate reimbursements; provided, that $312,000 from the reimbursements shall not be available for expenditure and shall be deposited into the General Fund at a rate of the first $78,000 of each quarter before the retention by the department of any of these reimbursements; provided further, that the quarterly payments shall total $312,000 in fiscal year 2005; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefore as reported in the state accounting system ............................................................................$320,000

8910-6619
The Essex sheriff's department may expend for the operation of the department an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 from revenues received from federal inmate reimbursements; provided, that $150,000 from the reimbursements shall not be available for expenditure and shall be deposited quarterly into the general fund before the retention by the department of any of these revenues as certified by the comptroller; provided further, that said quarterly payments shall total $600,000 in fiscal year 2005; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system .............................................. $2,000,000

8910-7100
The Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association may expend for the operation of said association an amount not to exceed $211,000 from revenues received from voluntary contributions from state and county sheriffs; provided, that the sheriffs shall appoint persons to serve as executive director, assistant executive director and research director and other staff positions as necessary to the Massachusetts Sheriffs' Association for the purpose of coordination and standardization of services and programs, the collection and analysis of data related to incarceration and recidivsim and generation of reports, technical assistance and training to ensure standardization in organization, operations, and procedures; provided further, that this staff shall not be subject to section 45 of chapter 30 or to chapter 31 of the General Laws and shall serve at the will and pleasure of a majority of sheriffs; provided further, that the 14 sheriffs of the commonwealth shall form an agreement to fund the costs of this item in future fiscal years; provided further, that the executive director of the Association shall submit a report that shows the amounts of all grants awarded to each sheriff in fiscal year 2005; and provided further, that the report shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 ............................................................................$211,000

Parole Board.

8950-0001
For the operation of the parole board ........................................................................................ $12,653,427

8950-0002
For the victim and witness assistance program of the parole board, in accordance with chapter 258B of the General Laws .................................................................................................................................................. $277,557

8950-0008
For the operation of the parole board's sex offender management program and the supervision of high-risk offenders, the parole board may expend an amount not to exceed $600,000 from revenues collected from fees charged for parolee supervision pursuant to section 128 of chapter 276 of the General Laws; provided, that the parole board shall file a report with the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than February 1, 2005 which shall include, but not be limited to, the number of parolees participating in the program and the reincarceration rate of participating parolees ............................................................................$600,000

Department of Elder Services

9110-0100
For the operation of the executive office; provided, that the secretary shall continue to support community care ombudsman services ..................................................................................................................................... $1,665,860

9110-0102
For the regulation of assisted living facilities; provided, that the executive office of elder affairs shall report annually to the house and senate committees on ways and means the number of assisted living units certified and the total revenues generated from application and certification fees for such units .................................................... $246,447

9110-1455
For the costs of the drug insurance program authorized by section 39 of chapter 19A of the General Laws; provided, that amounts received by the executive office of elder affairs' vendor as premium revenue for this program may be retained and expended by the vendor for the purposes of the program; provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be made available for the operation of the pharmacy outreach program established by section 4C of chapter 19A; provided further, that not more than $25,000 shall be made available for the purpose of conducting a cost-benefit analysis and evaluation of the services associated with the pharmacy outreach program established pursuant to said section 4C of chapter 19A of the general laws; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, unless otherwise prohibited by state or federal law, prescription drug coverage or benefits payable by the executive office of elder affairs, and the entities with which it has contracted for administration of the subsidized catastrophic drug insurance program pursuant to said section 39 of said chapter 19A shall be the payer of last resort for such program for eligible persons with regard to any other third party prescription coverage or benefits available to such eligible persons; provided further, that the executive office shall notify the house and senate committees on ways and means not less than 90 days in advance of any action to limit or cap the number of enrollees in the program; provided further, that said program is subject to appropriation and expenditures shall not exceed in fiscal year 2005 the amount authorized herein; provided further, that no action shall be taken to expand the benefits of the program, extend benefits to additional populations or reduce cost sharing in the program without approval of the general court; provided further, that the department shall file any and all legislation required to implement such actions for review and analysis by the general court; provided further, that notwithstanding any special or general law to the contrary, the secretary of elder affairs shall not implement any cost sharing increases to Prescription Advantage, and any and all prescription drug benefits provided to enrollees in fiscal year 2005 shall be the same as those provided to Prescription Advantage enrollees in fiscal year 2004; provided that there will be an open enrollment period, lasting not less than 1 month and not more than 2 months, that will begin no later than October 1, 2004; provided, that said open enrollment shall be preceded by at least 60 days of advance public notice and marketing; provided further, that during the open enrollment period, individuals shall be enrolled in the program in the order in which the program receives their completed application; and provided further, that a person will also be eligible to enroll in the program at any time within a year of reaching age 65. .................................................................................................................................................. $110,000,000

The Governor disapproved this section:
The Legislature overrode the Governor's veto:

9110-1460
To provide relief from co-payments related to prescription advantage; provided, that not later than July 1, 2004, the secretary of elder affairs shall implement a co-payment reduction plan limited to members in category 1 whose income is at or below 188 per cent of the federal poverty level; provided further, that said co-payment reduction plan shall seek to reduce the required co-payments for all levels of prescription drugs, both retail and mail service to the lowest extent possible; provided further, that the cost of said reduction shall not exceed in fiscal year 2005 the amount authorized herein ............................................................................$5,000,000

9110-1500
For the provision of enhanced home care services, including case management to elders who meet the eligibility requirements of the home care program and who need services above the level customarily provided under the program to remain safely at home, including elders previously enrolled in the managed care in housing, enhanced community options, and chronic care enhanced services programs; provided further, that the secretary shall actively seek to obtain federal financial participation for any and all services provided to seniors who qualify for Medicaid benefits pursuant to the section 2176 waiver; provided further, that said executive shall collect income data on persons receiving services provided in this item; provided further, that said office shall submit a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing the population served by this item delineated by both 2004 federal poverty line income levels and 2004 social security income standards; provided further, that said report shall be submitted not later than February 1, 2005; and provided further, that said office, in collaboration with the title XIX single state agency, shall include in said report an update on the progress of seeking federal financial participation under an expanded 2176 waiver for expenditures authorized herein, as directed by this act ............................................................................$37,488,337

9110-1604
For the operation of the supportive senior housing program ........................................................ $1,940,000

9110-1630
For contracts with aging service access points or other qualified entities for the home care program, including home care, health aides, home health and respite services and other services provided to the elderly; provided, that a sliding fee shall be charged to qualified elders; provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may waive collection of sliding fees in cases of extreme financial hardship; provided further, that not more than $7,500,000 in revenues accrued from sliding fees shall be retained by the individual home care corporations without re-allocation by the executive office of elder affairs, and shall be expended for the purposes of the home care program, consistent with guidelines to be issued by the executive office; provided further, that the executive office shall report quarterly to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the receipt and expenditure of revenues accrued from the sliding fees; provided further, that the executive office shall report monthly to the house and senate committees on ways and means and the executive office for administration and finance on the amount expended from this item for purchase of service expenditures by category of service as set forth in 651 C.M.R. 3.01 and 651 C.M.R. 3.06; provided further, that no rate increase shall be awarded in fiscal year 2005 which would cause a reduction in client services or the number of clients served; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item to pay for salary increases for direct service workers who provide state-funded homemaker and home health aid services, which would cause a reduction in client services; provided further, that not less than $100,000 shall be made available for a pilot program for home health care, to be administered by Community Parish Nursing in the town of Reading; and provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may transfer an amount not to exceed 3 per cent of the funds appropriated herein to item 9110-1633 for case management services and the administration of the home care program ............................................................................$97,060,705

9110-1633
For contracts with aging service access points, or other qualified entities for home care case management services and the administration of the home care corporations funded through item 9110-1630 and item 9110-1500; provided, that such contracts shall include the costs of administrative personnel, home care case managers, travel, rent and other costs deemed appropriate by the executive office of elder affairs; provided further that no funds appropriated in this item shall be expended for the enhancement of management information systems; and provided further, that the secretary of elder affairs may transfer an amount not to exceed 3 per cent of the funds appropriated herein to item 9110-1630 ............. $34,941,978

9110-1636
For the elder protective services program, including protective services case management, guardianship services, the statewide elder abuse hotline, and the elder-at-risk program; provided, that not less than $495,000 shall be expended for money management services ...................................................................................................... $10,099,137

9110-1660
For congregate and shared housing services for the elderly; provided further, that not less than $50,000 shall be expended for the congregate housing services at the Tuttle House facility in Dorchester; provided further, that not less than $40,100 shall be allocated to North Shore Elder Services; and provided further, that not less than $150,000 shall be allocated to the Committee to End Elder Homelessness, Inc ............................................................................... $1,309,680

9110-1700
For residential assessment and placement programs for homeless elders ..................................... $50,000

9110-1900
For the elder lunch program; provided, that not less than $30,000 shall be expended for a youth/elder outreach position at the Roche Family Community Center in West Roxbury; provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Grandparents as Parents Initiative; and provided further, that not less than $15,000 shall be expended for the Cross Street Elderly Services in Somerville .......................................................................................... $3,999,441

9110-9002
For the local services program for grants to the councils on aging and for grants to or contracts with non-public entities which are consortia or associations of councils on aging; provided, that notwithstanding the foregoing, all monies appropriated in this item shall be expended in accordance with the distribution schedules for formula and incentive grants established by the secretary; and provided further, that such distribution schedules shall be submitted to the house and senate committees on ways and means ........................................................................................................................ $6,500,000

LEGISLATURE.

Senate.

9500-0000
For the operation of the senate .................................................................................................. $16,620,035

House of Representatives.

9600-0000
For the operation of the house of representatives ........................................................................ $30,872,678

Joint Legislative Expenses.

9700-0000
For the joint operations of the legislature .................................................................................... $6,767,859

9700-0010
For the advisory committee on early education and care established in this act ............................ $40,000

Commission on the Status of Women.

0950-0000
For the commission on the status of women ............................................................................... $145,000

SECTION 2B. Notwithstanding the provisions of any general or special law to the contrary, the agencies listed in this section may expend the amounts listed in this section for the provision of services to agencies listed in section 2. All expenditures made pursuant to this section shall be accompanied by a corresponding transfer of funds from an account listed in section 2 to the Intragovernmental Service Fund, established by section 2Q of chapter 29 of the General Laws. No expenditures shall be made from the Intragovernmental Service Fund which would cause that fund to be in deficit at the close of fiscal year 2005. All authorizations in this section shall be charged to the Intragovernmental Service Fund and shall not be subject to section 5D of chapter 29 of the General Laws. Any balance remaining in that fund at the close of fiscal year 2005 shall be transferred to the General Fund.

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF STATE.

0511-0003
For the costs of providing electronic and other publications purchased from the state bookstore, for commission fees, notary fees and for direct access to the secretary's computer library ...................................................... $25,000

0511-0235
For the costs of obsolete records destruction incurred by the office of the secretary of state; provided, that state agencies, including the judicial branch, may be charged for the destruction of their obsolete records by the records center where appropriate; provided further, that the secretary of state may expend revenues not to exceed $100,000 of such funds received for the costs of such obsolete record destruction; and provided further, that such fees shall be charged on an equitable basis ........................................................................................................................... $100,000

OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER.

1000-0008
For the costs of operating and managing the MMARS and New MMARS accounting system for fiscal year 2005 .....................................................................................................$5,656,002

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Office of Dispute Resolution.

1100-1108
For the office of dispute resolution for the costs of mediation and other services provided to certain agencies .....................................................................................................$300,000

Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
1102-3224
For the costs for the Leverett Saltonstall lease and occupancy payments; provided, that the department of capital assets management and maintenance shall submit to the house and senate committees on ways and means or before the first of each month beginning August 1, 2004 a monthly report on the agencies that currently, or will during fiscal year 2005, occupy space in the Saltonstall building, their rental costs, utility costs, parking space allocation, floor space, lease dates, all services included in the lease and all services that the agencies are obligated to fund beyond the lease payments; provided further, that the report shall include both estimated payments and prior expenditures; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, the department shall also file a report to the house and senate committees on ways and means not later than December 15, 2004 regarding all costs related to the purchase and lease of furniture or any other reasonable item that could be construed as furniture including but not limited to: desks, bookcases, file cabinets, chairs, workstations, cubicles, tables, microwaves, coffee makers, water bubblers, coat racks, trash bins, sofas, desk extensions, storage cabinets and refrigerators; and provided further, that the report shall list all costs associated with the leases and purchases of the items and others not included but would be considered like items for all agencies that were required to move out of the Saltonstall building before construction and all costs associated with the lease and purchases of said items for all agencies moving into the building in fiscal years 2004, 2005 and 2006 ........................................................................ $10,968,980

Bureau of State Office Buildings.

1102-3333
For the operation and maintenance of state buildings, including reimbursement for overtime expenses, materials and contract services purchased in performing renovations and related services for agencies occupying state buildings or for services rendered to approved entities utilizing state facilities .................................................................... $165,000

1102-3336
For the operation and maintenance of the space in the Hurley state office building occupied by the division of unemployment assistance .................................................................................................................................. $3,146,385

Reserves.

1599-2040
For the payment of prior year deficiencies based upon schedules provided to the house and senate committees on ways and means; provided, that the comptroller may charge departments' current fiscal year appropriations and transfer to such item amounts equivalent to the amounts to any prior year deficiency, subject to the conditions stated in this item; provided further, that the comptroller shall only assess chargebacks to those current fiscal year appropriations when the account to which the chargeback is applied is the same account to which the prior year deficiency pertains or, if there is no such account, to the current fiscal year appropriation for the general administration of the department that administered the account to which the prior year deficiency pertains; provided further, that no chargeback shall be made which would cause a deficiency in any current fiscal year item; provided further, that the comptroller shall report with such schedule a detailed reason for the prior year deficiency on all chargebacks assessed that exceed $1,000 including the amount of the chargeback, the item and subsidiary charged; and provided further, that the comptroller shall report on a quarterly basis on all chargebacks assessed, including the amount of the chargeback, the item, subsidiary charged and the reason for the prior year deficiency ..........................................................................
$7,000,000

1599-3100
For the cost of the commonwealth's employer contributions to the Unemployment Compensation Fund and the Medical Security Trust Fund; provided, that the secretary for administration and finance shall authorize the collection, accounting and payment of such contributions; and provided further, that in executing these responsibilities the state comptroller may charge in addition to individual appropriation accounts certain non-appropriated funds in amounts that are computed on the same basis as the commonwealth's contributions are determined, including expenses, interest expense or related charges .....................................................................
$26,600,000

Division of Human Resources.

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
1750-0101
For the cost of goods and services rendered in administering training programs, including the cost of training unit staff; provided, that the human resources division may collect a $75 administrative fee from vendors who submit proposals in response to requests for proposals for the commonwealth master service agreement for specialized training and consultation services at the time of proposal submission; provided further, that any vendor who fails to deliver the appropriate administrative fee with its submission shall be deemed nonresponsive and its proposal shall not be considered for contract award; provided further, that the division shall charge to other items for the cost of participants enrolled in programs sponsored by the division or to state agencies employing such participants; provided further, that the division may collect from participating state agencies a fee sufficient to cover administrative costs of the commonwealth's performance recognition programs and to expend such fees for goods and services rendered in the administration of these programs; and provided further, that the division may charge and collect from participating state agencies a fee sufficient to cover administrative costs and expend such fees for goods and services rendered in the administration of information technology services related to the human resources compensation management system program .....................................................
$850,000

The Governor disapproved certain wording:
1750-0105
For the cost of workers' compensation paid to public employees; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance shall charge other items or state agencies for costs incurred on behalf of these state agencies; provided further, that the secretary may transfer workers compensation-related fringe benefit assessments from federal grants and trust accounts to this item; provided further, that the secretary shall identify charges by item; provided further, that not more than $1,950,000 shall be used for the compensation of employees; provided further, that the secretary shall file quarterly reports with the house and senate committees on ways and means detailing these items, including federal grants and trust accounts that have not yet paid their charges, and the reasons why, within 3 weeks of the close of each quarter; provided further, that no funds shall be expended from this item that would cause said item to be deficient; provided further, that said secretary shall provide projected costs of workers' compensation costs incurred by agencies in fiscal year 2005 to the house and senate committees on ways and means no later than February 28, 2005; provided further, that in accordance with chapter
177 of the acts of 2001, the secretary of administration and finance shall charge state agencies in fiscal year 2005 as provided in this section for workers' compensation costs, including related administrative expenses incurred on behalf of the employees of said agencies; provided further, that administrative expenses shall be allocated based on each agency's per cent of total workers' compensation benefits paid in fiscal year 2004; provided further, that the personnel administrator shall administer said charges on behalf of said secretary, and may establish such rules and procedures as deemed necessary to implement the provisions of this section; provided further, that the personnel administrator shall: (1) notify agencies regarding the chargeback methodology to be used in fiscal year 2005; (2) notify agencies of the amount of their estimated worker's compensation charges for said fiscal year; and (3) require agencies to encumber funds in an amount sufficient to meet said estimated charges; provided further, that said estimated charges for each agency in said fiscal year shall be not less than the amount of the actual workers' compensation costs, including related administrative expenses, incurred by each such agency in fiscal year 2004, and may include such additional amounts as are deemed necessary under regulations promulgated pursuant to this section; provided further, that for any agency that fails within 30 days of the effective date of this act to encumber funds sufficient to meet said estimated charges, the comptroller shall so encumber funds on behalf of such agency, the personnel administrator shall: (1) determine the amount of the actual workers' compensation costs incurred by each agency in the preceding month, including related administrative expenses; (2) notify each agency of said amounts; and (3) charge said amounts to each agency's accounts as estimates of the costs to be incurred in the current month; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, any balance remaining in the Workers' Compensation Intergovernmental Service Fund, at the close of fiscal year 2004 shall be transferred to the General Fund; provided further, that any unspent balance at the close of fiscal year 2004 in an amount not to exceed 5 per cent of the amount authorized shall remain in the Workers' Compensation Intergovernmental Service Fund and is hereby re-authorized for expenditures for such item in fiscal year 2005; provided further, that the personnel administrator may expend in fiscal year 2005 for hospital, physician, benefit, and other costs related to workers' compensation for employees of state agencies, including administrative expenses; and provided further, that such expenditures may include payments for medical services provided to claimants in prior fiscal years, as well as compensation benefits and associated costs for prior fiscal years ...... $56,355,860

1750-0106
For the workers' compensation litigation unit, including the costs of personnel .............................
$595,905

Division of Operational Services.

1775-0800
For the purchase, operation and repair of certain vehicles and for the cost of operating and maintaining all vehicles that are leased by other agencies, including the costs of personnel ...........................................................
$7,600,000

1775-1000
For the provision of printing, photocopying, and related graphic art or design work, including all necessary incidental expenses and liabilities; provided, that the commissioner of administration shall charge to other items of appropriation within the agencies of the executive branch for such services, including the costs of personnel ................
$1,000,000

Division of Information Technology.

1790-0200
For the cost of computer resources and services provided by the information technology division in accordance with the policies, procedures and rates approved by the secretary for administration and finance, including the purchase, lease or rental of telecommunications lines, services and equipment, that are centrally billed to the commonwealth; provided, that the secretary shall charge other items of appropriation for the cost of the resources and services; provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, charges for the cost of computer resources and services provided by the bureau of computer services for the design, development, and production of reports and information related to the analysis, development and production of appropriations bills and other legislation shall not be charged to any item of appropriation of the executive office for administration and finance, the house of representatives, the senate or any joint legislative account in fiscal year 2005; provided further, that the bureau shall submit quarterly reports to the house and senate committees on ways and means summarizing the total charges, payments and services provided for the preceding quarter from each department charged to this item; provided further, that the reports shall include, but not be limited to, a delineation of the rates charged to each department as approved by the secretary for administration and finance for each service performed by the division; and provided further, that the secretary for administration and finance shall establish regulations, procedures and a schedule of fees including, but not limited to, the development and distribution of forms and instructions, including the costs of personnel ..................................................................................................
$49,628,349

1790-0400
For the purchase, delivery, handling of and contracting for supplies, postage and related equipment and other incidental expenses provided pursuant to section
51 of chapter 30 of the General Laws ............................ $2,190,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

2001-1002
For the costs of data processing and related computer and mapping services, the distribution of digital cartographic and other data, the review of environmental notification forms pursuant to sections 61 to 62H, inclusive, of chapter
30 of the General Laws and for the staff and printing of the Environmental Monitor .................................... $350,000

2030-1002
For the costs of overtime and special details provided by the office of fisheries, wildlife and environmental law enforcement ..................................................................................................................................................
$160,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES.

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.

4125-0122
For the costs of interpreter services provided by commission staff; provided, that the costs of personnel may be charged to this item; and provided further, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenues and related expenditures, the commission may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate as reported in the state accounting system ..................................................................................................................................................
$160,000

Department of Public Health.

4590-0901
For the costs of medical services provided at public health hospitals pursuant to a schedule of services and fees approved by the commissioner of public health, which may be expended for the purposes of hospital related costs, including capital expenditures and motor vehicle replacement ...............................................................................
$150,000

4590-0903
For the costs of medical services provided at the department of public health Lemuel Shattuck hospital to inmates of the county correctional facilities; provided, that the costs shall be charged to items 8910-0000, 8910-0010, 8910-0102, 8910-0105, 8910-0107, 8910-0108, 8910-0110, 8910-0145 and 8910-0619 of section
2 pursuant to the provisions thereof; provided further, that expenditures from this item shall be for hospital-related costs including, but not limited to, capital repair and the maintenance and motor vehicle replacement; and provided further, that notwithstanding any general or special law to the contrary, for the purpose of accommodating timing discrepancies between the receipt of retained revenue and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefor as reported in the state accounting system ..................................................................... $2,800,000

Department of Mental Retardation.

5948-0012
For residential support services provided by the department for the purposes of supplementing educational services provided in item 7061-0012 of section
2 ................................................................................................. $7,500,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF TRANSPORTATION AND CONSTRUCTION.

Department of Highways.

6030-7501
For the cost of the purchase of bulk fuel for certain vehicles under the authority of the operational services division and the cost of purchased fuel for other agencies and for certain administrative expenses related to purchasing and distributing the fuel ...........................................................................................................................................
$600,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF PUBLIC SAFETY.

State Police.

8100-0002
For the costs of overtime associated with requested police details; provided, that for the purpose of accommodating discrepancies between the receipt of revenues and related expenditures, the department may incur expenses and the comptroller may certify for payment amounts not to exceed the lower of this authorization or the most recent revenue estimate therefor as reported in the state accounting system ........................................................
$6,481,127

8100-0003
For the costs associated with the use of the statewide telecommunications system for the maintenance of the system..............................
$156,375

Criminal Justice Training Council.

8200-1121
For the cost of space rentals, utilities and maintenance at the criminal justice training council's training academies and computer labs ...........................................................................................................................
$35,000

Military Division.

8700-1145
For the costs of utilities and maintenance and for the implementation of energy conservation measures with regard to the state armories ....................................................................................................................................
$500,000

Department of Correction.

8900-0021
For the cost of products produced by the prison industries and farm program and for the cost of services provided by inmates, including the costs of moving, auto repair, culinary and renovation and construction services; provided, that the costs for renovation and construction services shall not exceed the amount established by the department of procurement and general services; and provided further, that such revenues may also be expended for materials, supplies, equipment, maintenance of facilities and compensation of employees and for the inmate employment and training program................................
$6,050,000

SECTION 2D. The amounts set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Federal Grants Fund. Federal funds received in excess of the amount appropriated in this section shall be expended only in accordance with section 6B of chapter 29 of the General Laws. The amount of any unexpended balance of federal grant funds received before June 30, 2004, and not included as part of an appropriation item in this section, is hereby made available for expenditure during fiscal year 2005, in addition to any amount appropriated in this section.

JUDICIARY.

Supreme Judicial Court.

0320-1700
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, State Court Improvement Program ............
$230,000

Trial Court

0330-0335
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Statewide Automated Drug Court ..............
$75,000

0332-6100
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Brighton District Court Drug Court ............
$165,000

0335-6100
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Dorchester Domestic Violence Grant .........
$255,000

0337-0305
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Hampden County Juvenile Court Drug Court .....................................................................
$180,000

DISTRICT ATTORNEYS.

Suffolk District Attorney

0340-0114
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Project Sentry ...........................................
$40,000

Northern District Attorney.

0340-0208
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Community Gun Violence Prosecution .......
$96,000

0340-0213
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Forfeiture trust Account ................
$16,000

0340-0216
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Conference Fee Trust Account ..................
$15,000

0340-0237
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Children's Advocacy Center National Network .....................................................................
$12,250

Middle District Attorney

0340-0434
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Juvenile Accountability Grant .....................
$175,680

Western District Attorney

0340-0513
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Post Conviction Advocate Grant ................
$45,646

0340-0528
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, the Byrne grant ..........................................
$65,000

0340-0531
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Community Gun Violence Prosecution .......
$173,549

0340-0534
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Juvenile Accountability Block Grant Program .....................................................................
$174,780

0340-0540
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Project Sentry Program .............................
$85,639

Northwestern District Attorney

0340-0665
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Persons with Disabilities & Elder Unit ........
$174,686

0340-0613
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Forfeiture trust Account ................
$88,400

Plymouth District Attorney.

0340-0806
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Weed and Seed ........................................
$150,000

0340-0807
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Community Prosecution grant ........
$80,000

Bristol District Attorney.

0340-0916
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Forfeiture trust Account ................
$35,000

0340-0923
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Community Involvement Project ................
$148,284

Cape and Islands District Attorney.

0340-1013
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Federal Forfeiture trust Account ................
$60,000

0340-1034
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Juvenile Diversion Program ........................
$140,000

SECRETARY OF STATE.

0521-0800
For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, Election Assistance for Disabled Individuals .
$170,154

0526-0114
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Historic Preservation Survey and Planning ..
$748,930

0526-0115
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Massachusetts Historical Commission - Federal Preservation Grants ..................................................................................................................................................
$200,000

Massachusetts Cultural Council.

0640-9716
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Folk and Traditional Arts Initiative .............
$12,500

0640-9717
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Basic State Plan ........................................
$394,100

0640-9718
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Arts Education ..........................................
$67,900

0640-9724
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Arts in Underserved Communities ..............
$105,500

0640-9729
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Challenge America ....................................
$97,000

ATTORNEY GENERAL.

0810-0012
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Training to Stop Abuse and Sexual Assault of Older Individuals with Disabilities .................................................................................................................................
$50,000

0810-0026
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Crime Victim Compensation ......................
$1,142,000

0810-6658
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Weed and Seed ........................................
$25,000

Victim Witness Assistance Board.

0840-0020
For the purpose of a federally funded grant entitled, the VAWA STOP Grant .............................
$300,000

0840-0110
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Victims of Crime Assistance Programs .......
$7,767,441

0840-0113
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, The Edward Byrne Memorial Grant ...........
$195,000

0840-4603
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Youth Advocacy Project ...........................
$60,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE.

Office of Dispute Resolution.

1100-1117
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Agricultural Mediation Matching Grant .......
$183,090

Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council.

1100-1703
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Implementation of the Federal Developmental Disabilities Act; provided, that in order to qualify for this grant, this item shall be exempt from the first $280,000 of fringe benefit and indirect cost charges pursuant to section 6B of chapter 29 of the General Laws ......................................
$2,287,885

Office on Disability.

1107-2450
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Client Assistance Program .........................
$241,336

Department of Revenue.

1201-0104
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Joint Federal-State Motor Fuel Tax Compliance Project .............
$3,950

1201-0109
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Access and Visitation - Parent Education Program .....................................................................
$222,469

1201-0117
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Child Care Custody Use and Self-Sufficiency Pathways of Low-Income Mothers ........................................................................................................................
$8,390

1201-0412
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Child Support Enforcement Grants .............
$205,331

1201-1951
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Managing Child Support Arrears in Massachusetts .....................................................................
$92,250

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS.

Office of the Secretary.

2000-0120
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Anti-Idling Education .................................
$6,000

2000-0130
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Marina Technical Assistance and Managed Measurement .....................................................................
$15,000

2000-0131
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Cooperating Technical Partner ...................
$30,000

2000-0141
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Coastal Zone Management Development ...
$2,595,134

2000-0148
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Estuary Program - Operation .......
$471,457

2000-0177
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Wetlands Program Development ................
$80,000

2000-0186
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Aquatic Nuisance Species Management Plan ...
$10,000

2000-6063
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, PPIS-Improving Chemical Security ............ $15,000

2000-9701
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Outdoor Recreation Projects - Political Subdivisions .................................
$2,400,000

2000-9730
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Buzzards Bay Conservation & Management Plan .........................................
$471,411

2000-9760
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Inventory of Navy Shipwrecks in Massachusetts Waters .....................................................................
$3,000

2030-0013
For the Joint Enforcement Agreement between the Division of Law Enforcement and the National Marine Fisheries for enforcement of both Federal and State commercial fishing regulations .........................................
$458,605

2030-0108
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Fisheries Enforcement Support Services .....
$45,500

2030-9701
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Safe Boating Program ................................
$934,890

Department of Environmental Protection.

2200-9706
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Water Quality Management Planning ..........
$547,631

2200-9712
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Cooperative Agreement-Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program ..................................................................................................................................................
$983,689

2200-9717
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, D.O.D. Environment Restoration Program .
$1,372,000

2200-9721
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Charles George Landfill - Operable Unit III Operations and Maintenance ............................................................................................................................
$12,746

2200-9722
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Baird and McGuire ....................................
$885,928

2200-9724
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Superfund Block Fund Cooperative Agreement ........................$966,510

2200-9728
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Brownfields Assessment Program - multi-site ............................
$360,958

2200-9729
For the purposes of a Federally funded grant entitled, Brownfields Pilots Cooperative Agreement ............
$8,403

2200-9730
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, MMR Impact Area Groundwater Study .....
$379,454

2200-9731
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Brownfield Response Cooperative .............
$1,368,049

2230-9702
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Performance Partnership Grant ..................
$15,127,959

2230-9705
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Environmental Readiness Grant ....
$113,000

2230-9706
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, National Environmental Network Challenge Grant ................
$28,576

2240-9760
For the purposes of a federally funded grant entitled, Charles River Categorical Grant .................
$2,500