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  • Chapter 462 AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN APPROPRIATION ACTS.

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:

The Lieutenant-Governor disapproved this section [for message see, House, No. 5183]
SECTION 1.
Section 13 of chapter 58 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the first paragraph, as most recently amended by section 23 of chapter 352 of the acts of 2004, and inserting in place thereof the following paragraph:-

In 2005 and every fourth year thereafter, the commissioner shall, on or before June 1, determine as of January 1 the fair cash value as hereinafter provided of all land in every town owned by the commonwealth and used for the purposes of a fish hatchery, game preserve or wild life sanctuary, a state military camp ground, the Soldiers' Home in Massachusetts, the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke, a state forest, the University of Massachusetts, or a public institution under the department of correction, the department of education, the department of mental health, the department of mental retardation, the department of public health, the department of transitional assistance, or the department of youth services, land owned by the commonwealth known as the Wachusett Mountain State Reservation, the Mount Greylock State Reservation, the Blue Hills Reservation and the Middlesex Fells Reservation, and of all land owned by the commonwealth and under the care and control of the department of conservation and recreation and used for recreational or conservation purposes; and of all land held by the county commissioners for hospital purposes under sections 78 to 88, inclusive, of chapter 111; and of all land held by the department of environmental protection for use as a solid waste disposal facility under sections 18 to 24, inclusive, of chapter 16; and of any land acquired by the low-level radioactive waste management board pursuant to paragraph (g) of section 23 of chapter 111H.

SECTION 2.The second sentence of paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of section 22 of chapter 141 of the acts of 2003 is hereby amended by striking out the figure "$10,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-$15,000,000.

SECTION 3.The second sentence of paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of section 24 of said chapter 141 is hereby amended by striking out the figure of "$10,000,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-$15,000,000.

SECTION 4.Item 7003-0702 of section 2 of chapter 149 of the of 2004, as amended by section 94 of chapter 352, is hereby further amended by inserting after the words "job placement by Year Up of Boston" the following words:-; provided further, that $350,000 shall be expended for the Urban League of Massachusetts.

SECTION 5.Saidsection 2 of said chapter 149 is hereby further amended by striking out item 8200-0200 and inserting in place thereof the following item:-

8200-0200 For the operation of veteran, reserve and in-service training programs conducted by the municipal police training committee; provided, that the committee 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 police chiefs; (d) e-mail, toll-free consultation to chiefs on administrative issues and follow-up on seminar topics; (e) a statewide 3 day training conference on management, legal and leadership issues; provided further, that no expenditure authorized by this item shall be charged to item 8200-0222; 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; provided further, that funds shall be expended for the reopening of a satellite center in the town of Norwood; provided further, that the committee shall secure nonpublic funding for operational costs of the satellite center thereafter; and provided further, that not less than $500,000 shall be expended for firearms training $4,496,050

SECTION 6.Section 1 of chapter 241 of the acts of 2004 is hereby amended by striking out the fifth sentence.

SECTION 7.Item 7003-0702 of section 2 of chapter 352 of the acts of 2004 is hereby amended by striking out the figure "$300,000" and inserting in place thereof the following figure:-$650,000.

SECTION 8.Said section 2 of said chapter 352 is hereby further amended by striking out item 8200-0200.

SECTION 9. Item 1102-2399 of section 2E of said chapter 352 is hereby amended by striking out the words "provided further that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Greenfield community youth center" and inserting in place thereof the following:-provided further, that not less than $200,000 shall be expended for the Greenleaf community youth center.

SECTION 10. Section 109 of said chapter 352, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 11. Section 165 of said chapter 352 is hereby amended by striking out the first sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- For income tax years beginning on or after January 1, 2004 but before January 1, 2005, there shall be deducted from Part B adjusted gross income in determining Part B taxable income, under chapter 62 of the General Laws, amounts expended by an individual for tolls paid for through a FastLane account or for weekly or monthly transit commuter passes for MBTA transit or commuter rail, not including amounts reimbursed by an employer or otherwise.

SECTION 12. Sections 2 and 3 shall take effect on January 1, 2005.

Approved (in part) December 30, 2004.