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Chapter 40 AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 2004 TO PROVIDE FOR SUPPLEMENTING CERTAIN EXISTING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR CERTAIN OTHER ACTIVITIES AND PROJECTS.

Whereas the deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is forthwith to make appropriations for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2003, 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.

SECTION 1. To provide for supplementing certain items in the general appropriation act and other appropriation acts for fiscal year 2004, the sums set forth in section 2 are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise in this act or in said appropriation acts, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this act or in said appropriation acts and subject to laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004. The sums in said section 2 shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of those items.

SECTION 2.

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Finance

1599-1971..................................................................................................................................$35,000,000

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Department of Veterans' Services

1410-0400................................................................................................................................. $3,200,000

Department of Transitional Assistance

4403-2000................................................................................................................................. $2,649,268

4405-2000 .................................................................................................................................$2,575,020

4408-1000 ................................................................................................................................ $2,988,213

SECTION 2A.To provide for certain unanticipated obligations of the commonwealth, to provide for an alteration of purpose for current appropriations, and to meet certain requirements of law, the sums set forth in this section are hereby appropriated from the General Fund unless specifically designated otherwise, for the several purposes and subject to the conditions specified in this section, and subject to laws regulating the disbursement of public funds for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004. The sums shall be in addition to any amounts previously appropriated and made available for the purposes of these items.

Secretary of the Commonwealth

0521-2004 For the costs necessary to reimburse the state secretary for the cost associated with the special election held on March 2, 2004......................................................................................................................... $75,422

EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE

Office of the Secretary for Administration and Fiance

1599-8085 For public safety costs associated with homeland security; provided, that the secretary of administration and finance may transfer from the sum appropriated in this item to other items of appropriation and allocations thereof for fiscal year 2004 such amounts as are necessary to meet those costs where the amounts otherwise available are insufficient for the purpose ............................................................................................................................. $5,700,000

SECTION 3. The first sentence of section 132 of chapter 140 of the acts of 2003 is hereby amended by striking out the word "hospital".

SECTION 4. The second sentence of said section 132 of said chapter 140 is hereby amended by striking out the word "hospital".

SECTION 5. The last sentence of said section 132 of said chapter 140 is hereby amended by striking out the words "under managed care contracts" and inserting in place thereof the following words:-on or after July 1, 2003 under managed care contracts.

SECTION 6. Section 133 of said chapter 140 is hereby amended by striking out the second sentence.

SECTION 7. The third sentence of said section 133 of said chapter 140 is hereby amended by adding the following words:-and entities responsible for the payment of liabilities related to former municipally-owned hospitals.

SECTION 8. Said section 133 of said chapter 140 is hereby further amended by striking out the fourth sentence.

SECTION 9. Section 136 of said chapter 140 is hereby amended by striking out the words "and 125A to 129, inclusive" and inserting in place thereof the following words:-125A to 129, inclusive, 132 and 133.

Approved March 5, 2004.

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